[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 140 (Tuesday, July 22, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 42474-42475]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-17217]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

10 CFR Parts 26 and 73

[NRC-2014-0118]
RIN 3150-AJ41


Enhanced Security at Fuel Cycle Facilities; Special Nuclear 
Material Transportation

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft regulatory basis; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On June 18, 2014, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) 
published a request for public comment on a draft regulatory basis to 
support the potential amendments to revise a number of existing 
security related regulations relating to physical protection of special 
nuclear material (SNM) at NRC-licensed facilities and in transit, as 
well as the fitness-for-duty programs for security officers at certain 
fuel cycle facilities. The public comment period originally was 
scheduled to close on August 4, 2014. The NRC has decided to extend the 
public comment period on this document 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 
June 18, 2014 (79 FR 34641) is extended. Comments must be filed no 
later than October 17, 2014. Comments received after this date will be 
considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC 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-2014-0118. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-
3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For

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technical questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document.
     Email comments to: Rulemaking.Comments@nrc.gov. If you do 
not receive an automatic email reply confirming receipt, then contact 
us at 301-415-1677.
     Fax comments to: Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission at 301-415-1101.
     Mail comments to: Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, ATTN: Rulemakings and 
Adjudications Staff.
     Hand deliver comments to: 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, 
Maryland 20852, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. (Eastern Time) Federal 
workdays; telephone: 301-415-1677.
    For additional direction on obtaining information and submitting 
comments, see ``Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments'' in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
     Comments that contain proprietary or sensitive 
information: Please contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document to determine the most 
appropriate method for submitting these comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alex Sapountzis, Office of Nuclear 
Security and Incident Response, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-287-3660, email: 
Alexander.Sapountzis@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2014-0118 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-2014-0118.
     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. The 
draft regulatory basis document is available in ADAMS under Accession 
No. ML14113A468.
     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-2014-0118 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 June 18, 2014 (79 FR 34641), the NRC published a request for 
public comment on a draft regulatory basis to support the potential 
amendments to revise a number of existing security related regulations 
relating to physical protection of SNM at NRC-licensed facilities and 
in transit, as well as the fitness for duty programs for security 
officers at certain fuel cycle facilities. The request for public 
comment asked commenters to consider and address certain questions as 
they develop and provide their remarks. The public comment period was 
originally scheduled to close on August 4, 2014. The NRC has decided to 
extend the public comment period on this document to allow more time 
for members of the public to develop and submit their comments. The 
deadline for submitting comments will be extended to October 17, 2014.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 16th day of July 2014.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

George Wilson,
Acting Director, Division of Intergovernmental Liaison and Rulemaking, 
Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management 
Programs.
[FR Doc. 2014-17217 Filed 7-21-14; 8:45 am]
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