[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 20 (Thursday, January 30, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 4825-4826]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-01922]


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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. 79, No. 20 / Thursday, January 30, 2014 / 
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

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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

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SUMMARY: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plans to hold a second 
public meeting on its proposed rule to amend its regulations for 
material control and accounting (MC&A) of special nuclear material 
(SNM) and the associated proposed guidance documents. This will be a 
continuation of the first public meeting that was held on January 9, 
2014. The second public meeting will provide an additional opportunity 
for interested parties to improve their understanding of the NRC's 
proposed rule to revise and consolidate the NRC regulations for MC&A of 
special nuclear material (SNM) and the guidance. The public comment 
period for the proposed rule and the proposed guidance was previously 
extended in response to a request by stakeholders, and closes on March 
10, 2014.

DATES: The second public meeting will be held on February 5, 2014, from 
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time (EST)).

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the NRC's headquarters, 
Room 3WFN-1C05, 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 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-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 
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.
     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. On November 
29, 2013 (78 FR 71532), the NRC published the notice for the first 
public meeting that would have been held on December 10, 2013, for the 
proposed rule and proposed guidance. Due to inclement weather, the 
first public meeting scheduled for December 10, 2013, was cancelled. On 
December 30, 2013 (78 FR 79328), the NRC published the notice 
rescheduling the first public meeting to January 9, 2014, and extending 
the public comment period until March 10, 2014. The NRC held the first 
public meeting on January 9, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At the end of 
the meeting, the NRC received a request to continue the discussions at 
a second public meeting, and the NRC agreed.
    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 the second public meeting on February 5, 2014, from 
10 a.m. to 5 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 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.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 24th day of January, 2014.


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    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Christopher G. Miller,
Director, Division of Intergovernmental Liaison and Rulemaking, Office 
of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs.
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