[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 131 (Wednesday, July 9, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 38796]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-16049]


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Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 131 / Wednesday, July 9, 2014 / 
Proposed Rules

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

10 CFR Part 61

[NRC-2014-0080]


Low-Level Radioactive Waste Regulatory Program

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Strategic assessment update; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On May 15, 2014, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) 
published a request for public comment on developments concerning the 
Low Level Radioactive Waste (LLRW) Regulatory Program. These 
developments over the next several years would affect licensees and 
States with LLRW disposal sites and actions that the NRC could take to 
ensure safety, security, and the protection of the environment. The 
public comment period was originally scheduled to close on July 14, 
2014. The NRC has decided to extend the public comment period to allow 
more time for members of the public to develop and submit their 
comments.

DATES: The due date for comments requested in the document published on 
May 15, 2014 (79 FR 27772) is extended. Comments must be filed no later 
than September 15, 2014. Comments received after this date will be 
considered if it is practical to do so, but the Commission is able to 
ensure consideration only for comments received before this date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments 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-2014-0080. 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, Office of Administration, 
Mail Stop: 3WFN-06-44M, 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: Melanie C. Wong, Office of Federal and 
State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-
2432; email: Melanie.Wong@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2014-0080 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding this document. You may 
obtain 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-2014-0080.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may obtain publicly available documents online in the 
ADAMS Public Documents collection 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.
     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.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2014-0080 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.

II. Further Information

    On May 15, 2014 (79 FR 27772), the NRC published a request for 
public comments on developments to the LLRW Regulatory Program in the 
next several years that would affect licensees and States where LLRW 
disposal sites are located and actions that the NRC could take to 
ensure safety, security, and the protection of the environment. The 
public comment period was originally scheduled to close on July 14, 
2014. The NRC has decided to extend the public comment period to allow 
more time for stakeholders to develop and submit their comments, and to 
consider and address the questions posed by the NRC in the document 
published on May 15, 2014 (79 FR 27772). The deadline for submitting 
comments is extended to September 15, 2014.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 1st day of July, 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Gregory Suber,
Acting Deputy Director, Environmental Protection and Performance 
Assessment Directorate, Division of Waste Management and Environmental 
Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental 
Management Programs.
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