[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 147 (Wednesday, July 31, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 46255-46256]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-18315]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

10 CFR Part 51

RIN 3150-AI42
[NRC-2008-0608]


Revisions to Environmental Review for Renewal of Nuclear Power 
Plant Operating Licenses; Correction

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Final rule; correcting amendment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a 
final rule that was published in the Federal Register on June 20, 2013, 
and effective on July 22, 2013. The final rule amended the NRC's 
environmental protection regulations by updating the Commission's 1996 
findings on the environmental effect of renewing the operating license 
of a nuclear power plant. Compliance with the provisions of the rule is 
required by June 20, 2014. This correcting amendment is necessary to 
clarify and correct the revisions made to the statutory authority that 
is cited in the authority citation of the final rule.

DATES: This correction is effective on July 31, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2008-0608 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information for this final rule. You may 
access information related to this final rule, 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-2008-0608. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-
3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact 
the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this document.
     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

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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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leslie S. Terry, Office of 
Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001, telephone: 301-287-0993, email: Leslie.Terry@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Discussion

    On June 20, 2013 (78 FR 37281), the NRC published a final rule in 
the Federal Register amending its environmental protection regulations 
by updating the Commission's 1996 findings on the environmental effect 
of renewing the operating license of a nuclear power plant. This 
document is necessary to clarify and correct the revisions made to the 
statutory authority that is cited in the authority citation for part 51 
of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR). The revisions 
made to the authority citation in the final rule were administrative in 
nature and did not change the statutory authority. The authority 
citation for 10 CFR part 51 is corrected by inserting missing 
punctuation and changing incorrect punctuation.

II. Rulemaking Procedure

    Because this amendment constitutes a minor technical correction to 
the NRC's authority citation for the prior final rule amending its 
environmental protection regulations, the Commission finds that the 
notice and comment provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act are 
unnecessary and is exercising its authority under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B) 
to publish this amendment as a final rule. This amendment does not 
require action by any person or entity regulated by the NRC. Also, the 
final rule does not change the substantive responsibilities of any 
person or entity regulated by the NRC.

List of Subjects in 10 CFR Part 51

    Administrative practice and procedure, Environmental impact 
statement, Nuclear materials, Nuclear power plants and reactors, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.
    For the reasons set out in the preamble and under the authority of 
the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended; the Energy Reorganization 
Act of 1974, as amended; and 5 U.S.C. 552 and 553, 10 CFR part 51 is 
corrected by making the following correcting amendment.

PART 51--ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION REGULATIONS FOR DOMESTIC 
LICENSING AND RELATED REGULATORY FUNCTIONS

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1. The authority citation for part 51 is revised to read as follows:

    Authority:  Atomic Energy Act sec. 161, 1701 (42 U.S.C. 2201, 
2297f); Energy Reorganization Act secs. 201, 202, 211 (42 U.S.C. 
5841, 5842, 5851); Government Paperwork Elimination Act sec. 1704 
(44 U.S.C. 3504 note). Subpart A also issued under National 
Environmental Policy Act secs. 102, 104, 105 (42 U.S.C. 4332, 4334, 
4335); Pub. L. 95-604, Title II, 92 Stat. 3033-3041; Atomic Energy 
Act sec. 193 (42 U.S.C. 2243). Sections 51.20, 51.30, 51.60, 51.80, 
and 51.97 also issued under Nuclear Waste Policy Act secs. 135, 141, 
148 (42 U.S.C. 10155, 10161, 10168). Section 51.22 also issued under 
Atomic Energy Act sec. 274 (42 U.S.C. 2021) and under Nuclear Waste 
Policy Act sec. 121 (42 U.S.C. 10141). Sections 51.43, 51.67, and 
51.109 also issued under Nuclear Waste Policy Act sec. 114(f) (42 
U.S.C. 10134(f)).

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 25th day of July 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Cindy Bladey,
Chief, Rules, Announcements, and Directives Branch, Division of 
Administrative Services, Office of Administration.
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