[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 230 (Friday, November 29, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 71532]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28698]


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Proposed Rules
                                                Federal Register
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 230 / Friday, November 29, 2013 / 
Proposed Rules

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

10 CFR Parts 40, 70, 72, 74, and 150

[NRC-2009-0096 and NRC-2013-0195]
RIN 3150-AI61


Amendments to Material Control and Accounting Regulations and 
Proposed Guidance for Fuel Cycle Facility Material Control and 
Accounting Plans and Completing the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
Form 327

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting on proposed rule and proposed 
guidance.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plans to hold a 
public meeting on its proposed rule to amend its regulations for 
material control and accounting (MC&A) of special nuclear material 
(SNM) and the proposed guidance documents that discuss acceptable 
methods that licensees may use to prepare and implement their MC&A 
plans and how the NRC will review and inspect these plans.

DATES: The public meeting will be held on December 10, 2013, from 1:00 
p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time (EST)).

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the NRC's headquarters, 
Room T2-B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Members of 
the public may also participate in the meeting via teleconference or 
Webinar. Information for the teleconference and Webinar is available in 
the meeting notice, which can be accessed through the NRC's public Web 
site at http://meetings.nrc.gov/pmns/mtg.
    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2009-0096 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information for the proposed rule, and refer 
to Docket ID NRC-2013-0195 when contacting the NRC about the 
availability of information for the draft NUREGs. You may access 
publicly-available information related to this action by any of the 
following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2009-0096 for 
information about the proposed rule and Docket ID NRC-2013-0195 for 
information about the draft NUREGs. Address questions about NRC dockets 
to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-3422; email: 
Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the 
individuals 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.
     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: Thomas Young, Office of Federal and 
State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-
5795; email: Thomas.Young@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    On November 8, 2013 (78 FR 67225; NRC-2009-0096), the NRC published 
for public comment a proposed rule to amend its regulations for MC&A of 
SNM. Also on November 8, 2013 (78 FR 67224; NRC-2013-0195), the NRC 
published for public comment the proposed guidance documents that 
discuss acceptable methods that licensees may use to prepare and 
implement their MC&A plans and how the NRC will review and inspect 
these plans. The public comment period for the proposed rule and the 
proposed guidance closes on February 18, 2014.
    The goal of this rulemaking is to revise and consolidate the MC&A 
requirements in order to update, clarify, and strengthen them. The 
proposed amendments add new requirements that would apply to NRC 
licensees who are authorized to possess SNM in a quantity greater than 
350 grams.

II. Public Meeting

    To facilitate the understanding of the public and other 
stakeholders of these issues and the submission of comments, the NRC 
staff plans to hold a public meeting on December 10, 2013, from 1:00 
p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST), in Rockville, Maryland. The meeting notice can 
be accessed through the NRC's public Web site at http://meetings.nrc.gov/pmns/mtg. The final agenda and the meeting materials 
will be posted no fewer than 10 days prior to the meeting at this Web 
site.
    In addition, members of the public may also participate in the 
meeting via teleconference or Webinar. Information for the 
teleconference and Webinar is available in the meeting notice, which 
can be accessed through the NRC's public Web site at http://meetings.nrc.gov/pmns/mtg. Participants must register at the Internet 
link in the meeting notice to participate in the Webinar. To register 
in advance for the teleconference, please contact Thomas Young at 301-
415-5795 (email: Thomas.Young@nrc.gov).

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 22nd day of November, 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Dehborah Jackson,
Deputy Director, Division of Intergovernmental Liaison and Rulemaking, 
Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management 
Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-28698 Filed 11-27-13; 8:45 am]
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