[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 58 (Wednesday, March 26, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16833-16834]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-06721]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2014-0057]


Draft Guidance About Changes of Control and About Bankruptcy 
Involving Byproduct, Source, or Special Nuclear Materials Licenses

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft NUREG; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is revising its 
licensing guidance for changes of control and about bankruptcy 
involving byproduct, source, or special nuclear materials licenses. The 
NRC is requesting public comment on draft NUREG-1556, Volume 15, 
Revision 1, ``Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses: Guidance 
about Changes of Control and about Bankruptcy Involving Byproduct, 
Source, or Special Nuclear Materials Licenses.'' The document has been 
updated from the previous revision to include safety culture, 
protection of sensitive information, and changes in regulatory policies 
and practices. This document is intended for use by applicants, 
licensees, and the NRC staff and will also be available to Agreement 
States.

DATES: Submit comments by April 25, 2014. Comments received after this 
date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC is 
only able to assure consideration of comments received on or before 
this date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comment 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-2014-0057. 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.
     Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, 
Announcements, and Directives Branch (RADB), Office of Administration, 
Mail Stop: 3WFN-06-A44MP, 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: Tomas Herrera, Office of Federal and 
State Materials and Environmental Management Programs; U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-
7138; email: Tomas.Herrera@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments

A. Accessing Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2014-0057 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding this document. You may 
access publicly-available information related to this action by the 
following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2014-0057.
     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 NUREG-1556, Volume 
15, Revision 1, is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML14078A110.
     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.
    The draft NUREG-1556, Volume 15, Revision 1, is also available on 
the NRC's public Web site on the: (1) ``Consolidated Guidance About 
Materials Licenses (NUREG-1556)'' page at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/sr1556/; and the (2) ``Draft NUREG-
Series Publications for Comment'' page at http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment.html# nuregs.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2014-0057 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 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, and 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

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entering the comment submissions into ADAMS.

II. Further Information

    The NUREG provides guidance to a licensee for preparing requests 
for changes of control and about bankruptcy involving byproduct, 
source, or special nuclear materials licenses. The NUREG also provides 
the NRC with criteria for reviewing requests for changes of control and 
bankruptcy. The purpose of this notice is to provide the public with an 
opportunity to review and provide comments on draft NUREG-1556, Volume 
15, Revision 1, ``Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses: 
Guidance about Changes of Control and about Bankruptcy Involving 
Byproduct, Source, or Special Nuclear Materials Licenses.'' These 
comments will be considered in the final version or subsequent 
revisions.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 19th day of March, 2014.

    For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
John M. Moses,
Acting Deputy Director, Division of Materials Safety and State 
Agreements, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental 
Management Programs.
[FR Doc. 2014-06721 Filed 3-25-14; 8:45 am]
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