[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 46 (Monday, March 10, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13333-13334]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05105]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2014-0002]


Emergency Planning Exemption Requests For Decommissioning Nuclear 
Power Plants

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft interim staff guidance; request for extension of comment 
period.

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SUMMARY: On January 10, 2014, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(NRC) published a request for public comment on draft Interim Staff 
Guidance (ISG) NSIR/DPR-ISG-02, ``Emergency Planning Exemption Requests 
for Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants.'' The public comment period 
was originally scheduled to close on March 11, 2014. The NRC has 
decided to extend the public comment period on this document to allow 
more time for members of the public to develop and submit their 
comments.

DATES: Comments must be filed no later than April 10, 2014. Comments 
received after this date will be considered, if it is practical to do 
so, but the Commission is able to ensure 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-2014-0002. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-
3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact 
the individual(s) listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
of this document.
     Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, 
Announcements, and Directives Branch (RADB), Office of Administration, 
Mail Stop: 3WFN-06-44M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC 20555-0001.
    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: Michael Wasem, telephone: 301-287-
3793, email: michael.wasem@nrc.gov; or Michael Norris, telephone: 301-
287-3754, email: michael.norris@nrc.gov. Both of the Office of Nuclear 
Security and Incident Response, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington DC 20555-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments

A. Accessing Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2014-0002 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding this document. You may 
access publicly-available information related to this document by any 
of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2014-0002.
     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 draft NSIR/DPR-ISG-02, 
``Emergency Planning Exemption Requests for Decommissioning Nuclear 
Power Plants,'' is available in ADAMS under accession no. ML13304B442.
     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-2014-0002 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 you 
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. Further Information

    On January 10, 2014 (79 FR 1900), the NRC published a request for 
public comment on draft NSIR/DPR-ISG-02, ``Emergency Planning Exemption 
Requests for Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants.'' This document is 
being developed to assist NRC staff in the review of requests for 
exemptions from specific emergency preparedness regulations and license 
amendments for defueled station emergency plans submitted by nuclear 
power plant licensees after permanent cessation of plant operations.
    The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on 
March 11, 2014. By letter dated February 20, 2014, the Nuclear Energy 
Institute requested a 30-day extension to the public comment period. 
Additional time was requested in order to incorporate comments that 
might result from the NRC's public meeting scheduled for March 6, 2014, 
concerning NSIR/DPR-ISG-02. The NRC has decided to extend the public 
comment period on this document to allow more time for members of the 
public to use information from the March 6, 2014, public meeting to 
develop their comments. The deadline for submitting comments will be 
extended to April 10, 2014.


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    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 28th day of February 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Joseph Anderson,
Acting Director, Division of Preparedness and Response, Office of 
Nuclear Security and Incident Response.
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