[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 123 (Thursday, June 26, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36337-36338]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-15006]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2014-0114]


In the Matter of All Operating Reactor Licensees

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a 
revised 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 request, 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 revised 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 obtain 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

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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 revision 
to a director's decision (ADAMS Accession No. ML14098A166) dated May 6, 
2014, 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 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). 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 NRC issued a director's decision (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML14098A166) on May 6, 2014. Subsequently, the NRC found two revisions 
necessary. The NRC's response to the petitioner's Request 7 is 
corrected to reference the final regulatory basis issued on October 1, 
2013 (ML13101A344), instead of the draft regulatory basis as originally 
stated. The NRC's response to the part of Request 8 stating that 
licensees should be required to ``maintain ERDS [Emergency Response 
Data System] capability throughout the accident'' is corrected to state 
that the request will be addressed by an advance notice of proposed 
rulemaking (ANPR).
    As stated in the initial director's decision, the Deputy Director 
of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation has determined that the 
petitioner's 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 this revised director's 
decision (DD-14-02), which the NRC is issuing pursuant to 10 CFR 2.206 
of the Commission's regulations.
    The NRC will file a copy of the revised 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 17th day June of 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Jennifer L. Uhle,
Deputy Director for Reactor Safety Programs, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2014-15006 Filed 6-25-14; 8:45 am]
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