[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 111 (Monday, June 10, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 34604-34605]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-13684]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

10 CFR Part 50

[Docket No. PRM-50-107; NRC-2013-0077]


Submitting Complete and Accurate Information

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Petition for rulemaking; acceptance, docketing, and request for 
comments.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing for 
comment a petition for rulemaking (PRM) filed with the Commission by 
Mr. James Lieberman (the petitioner) on April 15, 2013. The petitioner 
requests that the NRC expand its ``regulatory framework to make it a 
legal obligation for those non-licensees who seek NRC regulatory 
approvals be held to the same legal standards for the submittal of

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complete and accurate information as would a licensee or an applicant 
for a license.''

DATES: Submit comments by August 26, 2013. Comments received after this 
date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC is 
able to assure consideration only for comments received on or before 
this date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods 
(unless this document describes a different method for submitting 
comments on a specific subject):
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2013-0077. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-492-
3668; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact 
the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this document.
     Email comments to: Rulemaking.Comments@nrc.gov. If you do 
not receive an automatic email reply confirming receipt, then contact 
us at 301-415-1677.
     Fax comments to: Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission at 301-415-1101.
     Mail comments to: Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, ATTN: Rulemakings and 
Adjudications Staff.
     Hand deliver comments to: 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, 
Maryland 20852, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. (Eastern Time) Federal 
workdays; telephone: 301-415-1677.
    For additional direction on accessing information and submitting 
comments, see ``Accessing Information and Submitting Comments'' in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Manash Bagchi, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-2905, email: Manash.Bagchi@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Accessing Information and Submitting Comments

A. Accessing Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2013-0077 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information for this petition for rulemaking. 
You may access information related to this petition for rulemaking, 
which the NRC possesses and is publicly available, by any of the 
following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2013-0077.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may access publicly available documents online in the NRC 
Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the 
search, select ``ADAMS Public Documents'' and then select ``Begin Web-
based ADAMS Search.'' For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC's 
Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-
4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The ADAMS accession number 
for each document referenced in this document (if that document is 
available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is 
referenced.
     NRC's PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public 
documents at the NRC's PDR, Room O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2013-0077 in the subject line of your 
comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make 
your comment submission available to the public in this docket.
    The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact 
information that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in you 
comment submission. The NRC will post all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as enter the comment submissions into 
ADAMS. The NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove 
identifying or contact information.
    If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons 
for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to 
include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be 
publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should 
state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to 
remove such information before making the comment submissions available 
to the public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS.

The Petition

    The NRC has received a PRM (ADAMS Accession No. ML13113A443) 
requesting the NRC to revise its regulations at Sec. Sec.  50.1, 50.9, 
52.0, and 52.6 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations to expand 
its ``regulatory framework to make it a legal obligation for those non-
licensees who seek NRC regulatory approvals be held to the same legal 
standards for the submittal of complete and accurate information as 
would a licensee or an applicant for a license.''

The Petitioner

    James Lieberman is a regulatory and nuclear safety consultant. The 
petition states that Mr. Lieberman is submitting the petition ``based 
on [his] own experiences as a former NRC employee and a consultant in 
the nuclear industry.'' The petition further states that James 
Lieberman was involved in the development of both the NRC rule on 
completeness and accuracy of information and the NRC rule on deliberate 
misconduct. The petition notes that Mr. Lieberman's interest is that 
``the NRC should have a regulatory framework that requires persons who 
seek NRC approval on regulatory matters to have a legal obligation to 
provide materially complete and accurate information and be subject to 
sanction for failure to meet those requirements.''

Request for Comment

    The NRC has determined that the petition meets the threshold 
sufficiency requirements for a petition for rulemaking under Sec.  
2.802, ``Petition for rulemaking,'' and the petition has been docketed 
as PRM-50-107. The full text of the incoming petition is available at 
www.regualtions.gov by searching on Docket ID NRC-2013-0077 and in 
ADAMS under Accession No. ML13113A443. The NRC is requesting public 
comments on the petition for rulemaking.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 5th day of June 2013.
Richard J. Laufer,
Acting Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2013-13684 Filed 6-7-13; 8:45 am]
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