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Vol. 79

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission





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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

Federal Register / Vol. 79 , No. 114 / Friday, June 13, 2014 / 
Unified Agenda

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

10 CFR Chapter I

[NRC-2014-0039]


Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing its 
semiannual regulatory agenda (the Agenda) in accordance with Public Law 
96-354, ``The Regulatory Flexibility Act,'' and Executive Order 12866, 
``Regulatory Planning and Review.'' The Agenda is a compilation of all 
rules on which the NRC has recently completed action or has proposed or 
is considering action. This issuance of the NRC's Agenda contains 56 
rulemaking activities: 2 are Economically Significant; 14 represent 
Other Significant agency priorities; 39 are Substantive, Nonsignificant 
rulemaking activities; and one is an Administrative rulemaking 
activity. This issuance updates any action occurring on rules since 
preparation of the fall 2013 semiannual regulatory agenda, which was 
published on January 7, 2014 (79 FR 1294). The NRC is requesting 
comment on its rulemaking activities as identified in this Agenda.

DATES: Submit comments on this agenda August 27, 2014. Submit comments 
on any rule in the Agenda by the date and methods specified in the 
proposed rule notice. Comments received on rules for which the comment 
period has closed will be considered if it is practical to do so, but 
assurance of consideration cannot be given except as to comments 
received on or before the closure dates specified in the Agenda.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this Agenda through the Federal 
Rulemaking Web site by going to http://www.regulations.gov and 
searching for Docket ID NRC-2014-0039. Address questions about NRC 
dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-3422; email: 
Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions on any rule listed in 
the Agenda, contact the individual listed under the heading ``Agency 
Contact'' for that rule.
    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: Cindy Bladey, Office of 
Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001, telephone: 301-287-0949; email: Cindy.Bladey@nrc.gov. 
Persons outside the Washington, DC, metropolitan area may call toll-
free: 1-800-368-5642. For further information on the substantive 
content of any rule listed in the Agenda, contact the individual listed 
under the heading ``Agency Contact'' for that rule.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Accessing Information and Submitting Comments

A. Accessing Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2014-0039 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information for 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-2014-0039.
     NRC's Public Document Room: 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-2014-0039 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.

Introduction

    The information contained in this semiannual publication is updated 
to reflect any action that has occurred on rules since preparation of 
the fall 2013 NRC Agenda, which was published on January 7, 2014 (79 FR 
1294). Within each group (Prerule, Proposed, Final, and Long Term), the 
rules are ordered according to the Regulation Identifier Number (RIN).
    The information in this Agenda has been updated through February 
28, 2014. The date for the next scheduled action under the heading 
``Timetable'' is the date the rule is scheduled to be published in the 
Federal Register. The date is considered tentative and is not binding 
on the Commission or its staff. The Agenda is intended to provide the 
public early notice and opportunity to participate in the NRC 
rulemaking process. However, the NRC may consider or act on any 
rulemaking even though it is not included in the Agenda.
    The NRC Agenda lists all open rulemaking actions. Three rules 
impact small entities.

Common Prioritization of Rulemaking

    The NRC has a process for developing rulemaking budget estimates 
and determining the relative priorities of rulemaking projects during 
budget formulation. This process produces a ``Common Prioritization of 
Rulemaking'' (CPR). The NRC adds new rules and evaluates rule 
priorities annually. The CPR process considers four factors and assigns 
a score to each factor. Those factors include (1) support for the NRC's 
Strategic Plan goals; (2) support for the NRC's Strategic Plan 
organizational excellence objectives; (3) a governmental factor 
representing interest to the NRC, Congress, or other governmental 
bodies; and (4) an external factor representing interest to members of 
the public, non-governmental organizations, the nuclear industry, 
vendors, and suppliers.

Section 610 Periodic Reviews Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act

    Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) requires 
agencies to conduct a review within 10 years of promulgation of those 
regulations that have or will have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities. The NRC undertakes these reviews 
to decide whether the rules should be unchanged, amended, or withdrawn. 
At this time, the NRC does not have any rules that have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities; therefore, 
the NRC has not included any RFA Section 610 periodic reviews in this 
edition of the Agenda. A complete listing of NRC regulations that 
impact small entities and related Small Entity

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Compliance Guides is available on the NRC's Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/regulatory/rulemaking/flexibility-act/small-entities.html.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 28th day of February, 2014.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Cindy Bladey,
Chief, Rules, Announcements, and Directives Branch, Division of 
Administrative Services, Office of Administration.

           Nuclear Regulatory Commission--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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399.......................  Revision of Fee Schedules:         3150-AJ32
                             Fee Recovery for FY 2014
                             [NRC-2013-0276].
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            Nuclear Regulatory Commission--Long-Term Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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400.......................  Controlling the                    3150-AH18
                             Disposition of Solid
                             Materials [NRC-1999-0002].
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC)

Proposed Rule Stage

399.  Revision of Fee Schedules: Fee Recovery for FY 2014 [NRC-
2013-0276]

    Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2201; 42 U.S.C. 5841
    Abstract: This proposed rulemaking would amend the Commission's 
licensing, inspection, and annual fees charged to its applicants and 
licensees. These amendments would implement the Omnibus Budget 
Reconciliation Act of 1990 (OBRA-90) as amended, which requires that 
the NRC recover approximately 90 percent of its budget authority in 
Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, less the amounts appropriated from the Waste 
Incidental to Reprocessing, and generic homeland security activities.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   04/14/14  79 FR 21036
NPRM Comment Period End.............   05/14/14
Final Rule Published................   06/00/14
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Arlette P. Howard, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Washington, DC 20555-0001, 
Phone: 301 415-1481, Email: arlette.howard@nrc.gov.
    RIN: 3150-AJ32

NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC)

Long-Term Actions

400. Controlling the Disposition of Solid Materials [NRC-1999-0002]

    Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2201; 42 U.S.C. 5841
    Abstract: The NRC staff provided a draft proposed rule package on 
Controlling the Disposition of Solid Materials to the Commission on 
March 31, 2005, which the Commission disapproved (ADAMS Accession 
Number: ML051520285). The rulemaking package included a summary of 
stakeholder comments (NUREG/CR-6682), Supplement 1, (ADAMS Accession 
Number: ML003754410). The Commission's decision was based on the fact 
that the Agency is currently faced with several high priority and 
complex tasks, that the current approach to review specific cases on an 
individual basis is fully protective of public health and safety, and 
that the immediate need for this rule has changed due to the shift in 
timing for reactor decommissioning. The Commission has deferred action 
on this rulemaking.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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ANPRM...............................           To Be Determined
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Solomon Sahle, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management 
Programs, Washington, DC 20555-0001, Phone: 301 415-3781, Email: 
solomon.sahle@nrc.gov.
    RIN: 3150-AH18

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