[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 94 (Thursday, May 15, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-11232]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2014-0114]


In the Matter of All Operating Reactor Licensees

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Director's decision under 10 CFR 2.206; issuance.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a 
director's decision with regard to a petition dated July 27, 2011, 
filed by Mr. Geoff Fettus, Senior Project Attorney for the Natural 
Resources Defense Council (the petitioner), requesting that the NRC 
take action with regard to all operating reactor licensees. The 
petitioner's requests, the director's decision, the letter to the 
petitioner, and the letter to the licensees (which includes a listing 
of all operating reactor licensees affected by this proposed director's 
decision) are discussed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of 
this document.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2014-0114 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may access publicly-available information related to this document 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for NRC-2014-0114. Address questions 
about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-3422; email: 
Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov.
     NRC's Agency wide 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 Proposed Director's 
Decision and the Letter to the Petitioner are available in ADAMS under 
Accession Nos. ML13282A373 and ML13282A358. The Letter to the 
Licensees, which includes a listing of all operating reactor licensees 
affected by this proposed director's decision, is available in ADAMS 
under Accession No. ML13282A372.
     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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the Deputy 
Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, has issued a director's 
decision (ADAMS Accession No. ML14098A166) on a petition filed by the 
petitioner on July 27, 2011, (ADAMS Accession No. ML11216A085). A 
listing of all operating reactor licensees affected by this proposed 
director's decision is available in the Letter to Licensees, available 
in ADAMS under Accession No. ML13282A372.
    The petitioner requested that the NRC order licensees to comply 
with 12 specific recommendations in the NRC Near-Term Task Force (NTTF) 
Report, ``Recommendations for Enhancing Reactor Safety in the 21st 
Century,'' issued July 12, 2011, (ADAMS Accession No. ML111861807). As 
the basis of the request, the petitioner cited the NTTF Report as the 
rationale for and basis of the petition.
    The NRC sent a copy of the proposed director's decision to the 
petitioner and the licensees for comment on March 11, 2014. The 
petitioner and the licensees were asked to provide comments within 15 
days on any part of the proposed director's decision that was 
considered to be erroneous or any issues in the petition that were not 
addressed. The staff did not receive any comments on the proposed 
director's decision.
    The Deputy Director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation has 
determined that the request, to order licensees to comply with 12 
specific recommendations in the NRC NTTF Report, ``Recommendations for 
Enhancing Reactor Safety in the 21st Century,'' issued July 12, 2011, 
was resolved through the issuance of orders, written statements in 
accordance with Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), 
rulemaking, and the Emergency Response Data System initiative. The 
reasons for this decision are explained in the director's decision (DD-
14-02) pursuant to 10 CFR 2.206 of the Commission's regulations.
    The NRC will file a copy of the director's decision with the 
Secretary of the Commission for the Commission's review in accordance 
with 10 CFR 2.206. As provided by this regulation, the director's 
decision will constitute the final action of the Commission 25 days 
after the date of the decision unless the Commission, on its own 
motion, institutes a review of the director's decision in that time.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 6th day of May 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Jennifer L. Uhle,
 Deputy Director for Reactor Safety Programs, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2014-11232 Filed 5-14-14; 8:45 am]
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