[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 13 (Tuesday, January 21, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 3328-3329]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-01035]


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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. 79, No. 13 / Tuesday, January 21, 2014 / 
Proposed Rules

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

10 CFR Parts 30, 40, 50, 52, 60, 61, 63, 70, 71, and 72

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


Submitting Complete and Accurate Information

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Petition for rulemaking; supplement.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received a 
supplement to a petition for rulemaking (PRM) previously filed with the 
NRC by Mr. James Lieberman (the petitioner) (PRM-50-107). The 
petitioner originally requested that the NRC expand its regulatory 
framework for nuclear power reactors to make it a legal obligation for 
those non-licensees who seek NRC regulatory approvals to 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 requests that the scope of his petition be expanded to 
encompass the NRC's regulations for radioactive materials, waste 
disposal, transportation, and spent fuel storage licensees. The NRC 
requests public comments on the supplement to the petition.

DATES: Submit comments on the supplemental information by April 7, 
2014. 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: 301-287-
3422; 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: 

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2013-0077 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information for this petition. You may access 
publicly available information related to this petition 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 your 
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.

II. Background

    In a petition for rulemaking dated April 15, 2013 (ADMAS Accession 
No. ML13113A443), the petitioner requested that the NRC expand its 
``regulatory framework to make it a legal obligation for those non-
licensees who seek NRC regulatory approvals to 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 original 
submittal addressed part 50 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (10 CFR), ``Domestic Licensing of Production and 
Utilization Facilities,'' and 10 CFR part 52, ``Licenses, 
Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants.'' On June 10, 
2013 (78 FR 34604), the

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NRC published a notice in the Federal Register requesting public 
comments on the petitioner's original submittal. The comment period 
closed on August 26, 2013. On September 16, 2013 (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML13261A190), the petitioner submitted a supplement that expanded the 
scope of his petition to address 10 CFR part 30, ``Rules of General 
Applicability to Domestic Licensing of Byproduct Material;'' 10 CFR 
part 40, ``Domestic Licensing of Source Material;'' 10 CFR part 60, 
``Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes in Geological 
Repositories;'' 10 CFR part 61, ``Licensing Requirements for Land 
Disposal of Radioactive Waste;'' 10 CFR part 63, ``Disposal of High-
Level Radioactive Waste in A Geologic Repository At Yucca Mountain, 
Nevada;'' 10 CFR part 70, ``Domestic Licensing of Special Nuclear 
Material;'' 10 CFR part 71, ``Packaging and Transportation of 
Radioactive Material;'' and 10 CFR part 72, ``Licensing Requirements 
for the Independent Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level 
Radioactive Waste, and Reactor-Related Greater Than Class C Waste.''

III. Request for Comment

    The full text of the original petition and the supplement are 
available at www.regulations.gov by searching on Docket ID NRC-2013-
0077 and in ADAMS under Accession Nos. ML13113A443 and ML13261A190, 
respectively. The NRC requests public comments on the supplement to the 
petition.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 10th day of January 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Annette Vietti-Cook,
Secretary of the Commission.
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