[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 121 (Tuesday, June 24, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-14720]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2014-0011]


Report to Congress on Abnormal Occurrences; Fiscal Year 2013; 
Dissemination of Information

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is making 
available NUREG-0090, Volume 36, ``Report to Congress on Abnormal 
Occurrences: Fiscal Year 2013.'' The report describes those events that 
the NRC or an Agreement State identified as abnormal occurrences (AOs) 
during fiscal year (FY) 2013, based on the criteria defined in the 
report's Appendix A, ``Abnormal Occurrence Criteria and Guidelines for 
Other Events of Interest.'' The report describes 13 events at Agreement 
State-licensed facilities. There were no events at NRC-licensed 
facilities.

DATES: NUREG-0090, Volume 36, is available June 24, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gladys Figueroa, Office of Nuclear 
Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001, by telephone: 301-252-7545 or by email: 
Gladys.Figueroa@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 208 of the Energy Reorganization Act 
of 1974, as amended (Public Law 93-438), defines an ``abnormal 
occurrence'' as an unscheduled incident or event that the NRC 
determines to be significant from the standpoint of public health or 
safety. The report describes those events that the NRC or an Agreement 
State identified as AOs during FY 2013, based on the criteria defined 
in this report's Appendix A, ``Abnormal Occurrence Criteria and 
Guidelines for Other Events of Interest.'' Agreement States are the 37 
States that currently have entered into formal agreements with the NRC 
pursuant to Section 274 of the Atomic Energy Act (AEA) to regulate 
certain quantities of AEA-licensed material at facilities located 
within their borders.
    The report describes 13 events at Agreement State-licensed 
facilities. Two Agreement State-licensee events involved radiation 
exposure to an embryo/fetus, and the other 11 Agreement State-licensee 
events were medical events as defined in Title 10 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations Part 35 and occurred at medical institutions. 
During this reporting period, there were no events at NRC-licensed 
facilities. The report also discusses other events of interest that do 
not meet the AO criteria, but have been determined by the Commission to 
be included in the report.
    The Federal Reports Elimination and Sunset Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 
104-68) requires that AOs be reported to Congress annually, and that 
the Commission provide as wide dissemination to the public of the 
information in the report as possible. The full report, NUREG-0090, 
Volume 36, ``Report to Congress on Abnormal Occurrences: Fiscal Year 
2013,'' is available electronically at the NRC's Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/ and through the 
NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) at 
ADAMS Accession No. ML14150A073.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 18th day of June, 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Annette L. Vietti-Cook,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2014-14720 Filed 6-23-14; 8:45 am]
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