[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 250 (Monday, December 30, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 79328]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-31200]


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Proposed Rules
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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. 250 / Monday, December 30, 2013 / 
Proposed Rules

[[Page 79328]]



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 rescheduled public meeting and extension of comment 
period.

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SUMMARY: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is rescheduling a 
public meeting that was cancelled due to inclement weather and 
extending the public comment period for a proposed rule and draft 
guidance on material control and accounting (MC&A) of special nuclear 
material (SNM). The public meeting has been rescheduled for January 9, 
2014. The public comment period has been extended to March 10, 2014, in 
response to a request by stakeholders.

DATES: The public meeting announced at 78 FR 71532 (November 29, 2013) 
is rescheduled to January 9, 2014. The public comment period announced 
at 78 FR 67224 and 67225 has been extended from February 18, 2014, to 
March 10, 2014

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the NRC's headquarters, 
Room 3WFN-1D07, Three White Flint North, 11601 Landsdown Street, North 
Bethesda, MD 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.

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 would have closed on February 18, 2014. In addition, 
the NRC had planned to hold a public meeting on the proposed rule and 
proposed guidance on December 10, 2013. Due to inclement weather, this 
public meeting has been rescheduled to be held on January 9, 2014. The 
NRC received a request to extend the comment period to 60 days after 
the rescheduled public meeting. The NRC has decided to extend the 
comment period until March 10, 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 January 9, 2014, from 10:00 
a.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. To register in advance for the 
teleconference and Webinar, please contact Thomas Young at: 301-415-
5795 (email: Thomas.Young@nrc.gov).

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of December, 2013.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Christopher G. Miller,
Division of Intergovernmental Liaison and Rulemaking, Office of Federal 
and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs.
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