[Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions]
[Nuclear Regulatory Commission Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC)






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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

10 CFR Ch. I

Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing its 
semiannual regulatory 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 updates any action occurring on 
rules since publication of the last semiannual agenda on December 9, 
2002 (67 FR 75632).

ADDRESSES: Comments on any rule in the agenda may be sent to the 
Secretary of the Commission, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001, Attention: Rulemakings and Adjudications 
Staff. Comments may also be hand delivered to the One White Flint North 
Building, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, between 7:30 a.m. 
and 4:15 p.m., Federal workdays. 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.

    The agenda and any comments received on any rule listed in the 
agenda are available for public inspection and copying for a fee at 
the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Public Document Room, One White 
Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O-1F21, Rockville, 
Maryland.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information concerning NRC 
rulemaking procedures or the status of any rule listed in this agenda, 
contact Michael T. Lesar, Chief, Rules and Directives Branch, Division 
of Administrative Services, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone 301-415-
7163 (e-mail: mtl@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: The information contained in this semiannual 
publication is updated to reflect any action that has occurred on rules 
since publication of the last NRC semiannual agenda on December 9, 2002 
(67 FR 75632). Within each group, the rules are ordered according to 
the Regulation Identifier Number (RIN).

    The information in this agenda has been updated through March 
21, 2003. 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. Five rules 
affect small entities, one of which may potentially have a 
``significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities'' as defined in the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 21st day of March 2003.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

 Michael T. Lesar,

Chief, Rules and Directives Branch,
Division of Administrative Services
Office of Administration.

                               Nuclear Regulatory Commission--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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4117        Fitness for Duty Programs...........................................................     3150-AF12
4118        Lessons Learned From Design Certification...........................................     3150-AG24
4119        Nuclear Power Plant Worker Fatigue..................................................     3150-AG99
4120        Clarification of Co-located Licensee Exercise Requirements and NRC Approval of           3150-AH00
            Revisions to Emergency Action Levels................................................
4121        Security Requirements for Portable Gauges Containing Byproduct Material (Part 30)...     3150-AH06
4122        Public Records (Part 9).............................................................     3150-AH12
4123        Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery, FY 2003 (Parts 170 and 171)................     3150-AH14
4124        Control of Solid Material...........................................................     3150-AH18
4125        Training and Experience Requirements Associated With Recognition of Specialty Boards     3150-AH19
            by NRC Under 10 CFR Part 35 ``Medical Use of Byproduct Material''...................
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                                 Nuclear Regulatory Commission--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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4126        Performance-Based, Risk-Informed Fire Protection....................................     3150-AG48
4127        Transfers of Certain Source Materials by Specific Licensees.........................     3150-AG64

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4128        Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin; Basis of Handicap;       3150-AG65
            Basis of Age in Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance.......
4129        Compatibility With IAEA Transportation Safety Standards.............................     3150-AG71
4130        Financial Information Requirements for Applications To Renew or Extend the Term of       3150-AG84
            an Operating License for a Power Reactor............................................
4131        Financial Assurance Amendments for Materials Licenses...............................     3150-AG85
4132        Incorporation by Reference of ASME BPV and OM Code Cases............................     3150-AG86
4133        Event Notification Requirements.....................................................     3150-AG90
4134        Geological and Seismological Characteristics of Spent Fuel Storage Systems..........     3150-AG93
4135        Electronic Submission of Fingerprint Records........................................     3150-AH16
4136        Facility Security Clearance and Safeguarding of National Security Information and        3150-AH17
            Restricted Data-Minor Changes.......................................................
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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4137        Update Fuel Performance Considerations and Other Fuel Cycle Issues..................     3150-AA31
4138        Disposal by Release Into Sanitary Sewerage..........................................     3150-AE90
4139        Advance Notification to Native American Tribes of Transportation of Certain Types of     3150-AG41
            Nuclear Waste.......................................................................
4140        Risk-Informing Special Treatment Requirements.......................................     3150-AG42
4141        Integrated Rulemaking for Decommissioning Nuclear Power Reactors....................     3150-AG47
4142        Changes to Adjudicatory Process.....................................................     3150-AG49
4143        Reevaluation of Power Reactor Physical Protection Regulations and Position on a          3150-AG63
            Definition of Radiological Sabotage.................................................
4144        Standards for Combustible Gas Control System in Light-Water-Cooled Power Reactors...     3150-AG76
4145        Entombment Options for Power Reactors...............................................     3150-AG89
4146        Modifications to Pressure-Temperature Limits........................................     3150-AG98
4147        Distribution of Source Material to Exempt Persons and General Licensees and Revision     3150-AH15
            of 10 CFR 40.22 General License.....................................................
4148        List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: NAC-UMS Revision.........................     3150-AH20
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                                Nuclear Regulatory Commission--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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4149        Availability of Official Records....................................................     3150-AC07
4150        Decommissioning Trust Provisions....................................................     3150-AG52
4151        Releasing Part of a Power Reactor Site or Facility for Unrestricted Use.............     3150-AG56
4152        Material Control and Accounting.....................................................     3150-AG69
4153        List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Standardized Advanced NUHOMS-24PT1            3150-AG74
            Addition............................................................................
4154        Notification Requirement............................................................     3150-AG81
4155        NRC Public Document Room Address Change and Corrections to Information Collection        3150-AH01
            Provisions..........................................................................
4156        Federal Advisory Committee Act Regulations..........................................     3150-AH02
4157        List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: VSC-24 Revision (Amendment No. 4) (Part       3150-AH05
            72).................................................................................
4158        Radiation Exposure Reports: Minor Filing Amendment (Part 20)........................     3150-AH07
4159        Medical Use of Byproduct Material; Clarifying and Minor Amendments (Part 35)........     3150-AH08
4160        Filing and Notification Requirements for the Shipment of Certain Radioactive             3150-AH09
            Materials (Parts 70, 71, and 73)....................................................
4161        Source Material Reporting Under International Agreements (Parts 40 and 150).........     3150-AH10
4162        Minor Errors in Regulatory Text; Correction (Parts 1, 19, 20, 21, 32, 34, 39, 51,        3150-AH11
            55, 73, and 81).....................................................................
4163        List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: FuelSolutions Cask System Revision            3150-AH13
            (Amendment No. 3) (Part 72).........................................................
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Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)                 Proposed Rule Stage






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4117. FITNESS FOR DUTY PROGRAMS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 26

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed rule would amend the Commission's regulations to 
ensure compatibility with the Department of Health and Human Services 
guidelines, reduce unnecessary regulatory burden in some areas, clarify 
the Commission's original intent of the rule, and improve overall 
program effectiveness and efficiency. The rulemaking will address the 
Regulatory Review Group items on audit frequency and annual submittal 
of data. This rulemaking would also address the petition for rulemaking 
submitted by the Virginia Electric and Power Company (VEPCO) (PRM-26-
1). In addition, this rulemaking subsumes a previously separate 
rulemaking, Reduction in the Scope of Random Fitness-For-Duty Testing 
Requirements for Nuclear Power Reactor Licensees (part 26)(RIN 3150-
AG62). Because of the issues raised in response to the earlier affirmed 
rule, a new proposed rule will be published.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            05/09/96                    61 FR 21105
NPRM Comment Period End         08/07/96
Second NPRM                     06/00/03
Final Rule                      11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Garmon West, Jr., Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office 
of Nuclear Security and Incident Response, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-0211
Email: fitnessforduty@nrc.gov

Mark C. Nolan, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Nuclear 
Security and Incident Response, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-1596
Email: mcn@nrc.gov

Related RIN: Related To 3150-AG62
RIN: 3150-AF12
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4118. LESSONS LEARNED FROM DESIGN CERTIFICATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 52

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed rule would amend the Commission's requirements 
for early site permits, standard design certifications, and combined 
licensees for nuclear power plants, and for other licensing processes. 
The amendments are based on the NRC staff's experience with the 
previous design certification reviews and on discussions with 
stakeholders about the early site permit (ESP), design certification, 
and combined license (COL) processes. This action is expected to 
improve the effectiveness of the licensing processes for future 
applicants. The rulemaking also would make conforming clarifications 
and corrections to the NRC's regulations.
The NRC is proposing to reorganize 10 CFR part 52 to establish a 
separate section for each of the seven licensing processes currently 
described in 10 CFR part 52 (early site permits, early site reviews, 
standard design certification, standard design approvals, combined 
licenses, manufacturing licenses, and duplicate design licenses). The 
purpose of this reorganization is to clarify that each licensing 
process has equal standing. In addition, several subparts would be 
reserved for future licensing processes. No substantive changes are 
intended by the incorporation of current appendices M, N, O, and Q into 
the new subparts in 10 CFR part 52.
The NRC is also proposing to retitle 10 CFR part 52 as Additional 
Licensing Processes for Nuclear Power Plants to clarify that the 
licensing processes in 10 CFR part 52 are in addition to and supplement 
the two-step licensing process in 10 CFR part 50 and the license 
renewal process in 10 CFR part 54, and are not limited to the early 
site permit, standard design certification, and combined license 
processes as the current title implies.
The proposed rule would amend section 52.1 to clarify that all seven 
licensing processes are within the scope of 10 CFR part 52. Sections 
within current appendices M, N, O, and Q would also become new sections 
of the revised part. In addition, the proposed rule would reserve 
sections for future licensing processes. In doing so, the NRC hopes to 
convey that 10 CFR part 52 is the preferred location in 10 CFR for 
nuclear power plant licensing processes. The proposed rule subsumed the 
rulemaking, Standardized Plant Designs, Early Review of Sites 
Suitability Issues; Clarifying Amendments (RIN 3150-AE25), that would 
remove redundant appendices M, N, O, and Q from part 50. The part 52 
rulemaking plan (SECY-98-282) was approved by the Commission on January 
14, 1999.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            05/00/03
Final Action                    10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jerry N. Wilson, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office 
of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-3145
Email: jnw@nrc.gov

Nanette Giles, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-1180
Email: nvg@nrc.gov

Related RIN: Merged With 3150-AE25
RIN: 3150-AG24
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4119. NUCLEAR POWER PLANT WORKER FATIGUE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 26

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed rule would amend the Commission's regulations to 
establish thresholds for the control of working hours to ensure that 
working hours in excess of the thresholds are controlled through a 
risk-informed deviation process. This rule would provide significantly 
greater assurance that worker fatigue does not adversely

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affect the operational safety of nuclear power plants. This rulemaking 
would also address a petition for rulemaking submitted by Barry Quigley 
(PRM-26-02).

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: David Desaulniers, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-1043
Email: drd@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AG99
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4120. CLARIFICATION OF CO-LOCATED LICENSEE EXERCISE REQUIREMENTS AND NRC 
APPROVAL OF REVISIONS TO EMERGENCY ACTION LEVELS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 50

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed rule would resolve an ambiguity in the 
Commission's regulations regarding NRC approval of nuclear power plant 
licensee-initiated changes to emergency action levels (EALs). The 
proposed rule would allow licensees to make minor changes in EALs 
without prior NRC approval.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            05/00/03
Final Rule                      02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Michael T. Jamgochian, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-3224
Email: mtj1@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AH00
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4121. [bull] SECURITY REQUIREMENTS FOR PORTABLE GAUGES CONTAINING 
BYPRODUCT MATERIAL (PART 30)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 30

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed rule would amend the Commission's regulations 
governing the use of byproduct material in specifically licensed 
portable gauges. The proposed rule would require a licensee to provide 
a minimum of two independent physical controls that form tangible 
barriers to secure the gauge from unauthorized removal whenever the 
portable gauge is being stored, transported on public thoroughfares, or 
stored incidental to transportation.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lydia Chang, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of 
Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-6319
Email: lwc1@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AH06
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4122. [bull] PUBLIC RECORDS (PART 9)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 9

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed rule wold amend the Commission's regulations to 
reflect changes in officials who initially deny access to records or 
deny access to records whose initial denial has been appealed, and to 
reflect a change in an appellate official due to a reorganization. The 
amendment would allow the Executive Assistant to the Secretary of the 
Commission, rather than the Assistant Secretary, to make the initial 
determination to deny NRC records in whole or in part under the 
Commission's regulations. Also, an appeal of a denial of a request for 
a waiver or reduction of fees, or denial of a request for expedited 
processing would be appealed to the Executive Director for Operations 
rather than the Secretary of the Commission.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Carole Ann Reed, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office 
of the Chief Information Officer, Washington,, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-7169
Email: car2@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AH12
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4123. [bull] REVISION OF FEE SCHEDULES; FEE RECOVERY, FY 2003 (PARTS 170 
AND 171)

Priority: Economically Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 170; 10 CFR 171

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, September 30, 2003, Omnibus Budget 
Reconciliation Act of 1990, as amended.

Abstract: The proposed rule would amend the licensing, inspection, and 
annual fees charged to NRC licensees and applicants for an NRC license. 
The rulemaking is necessary to recover, through the assessment of fees, 
approximately 94 percent of the NRC's budget authority for FY 2003, 
less the amounts appropriated from the Nuclear Waste Fund and General 
Fund as required by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 
1990, as amended.
The FY 2001 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act amended 
OBRA-90 to decrease the NRC's fee recovery amount by 2 percent per year 
beginning in FY 2001, until the fee recovery amount is 90 percent for 
FY 2005. The purpose of this amendment is to address the fairness and 
equity concerns related to charging NRC license holders for agency 
expenses that do not provide a direct benefit to the licensee. The 
dollar amount to be recovered for FY 2003

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is approximately $526.5 million. OBRA-90, as amended, requires that the 
fees for FY 2003 be collected by September 30, 2003.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            04/03/03                    68 FR 16373
NPRM Comment Period End         05/03/03
Final Rule                      09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: Ann Norris, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of 
the Chief Financial Officer, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-7807
Email: ame@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AH14
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4124. [bull] CONTROL OF SOLID MATERIAL

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 20

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed rule would amend the Commission's regulations to 
evaluate alternatives for the control of solid materials with very low, 
or no, levels of radioactivity. There are currently non-codified 
guidance and practices for the control of solid materials. Current 
practice is to apply, on a case-by-case basis, either Regulatory Guide 
1.86 surface contamination values or no detectable activity using 
environmental measurements methods. In addition, there are no current 
release levels established generally for volumetrically contaminated 
materials. An examination of approaches to be control of solid 
materials would help the NRC staff evaluate the cost effectiveness of 
means to handle requests for clearance of materials during both 
operations and decommissioning.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State, Federal

Agency Contact: Frank Cardile, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of 
Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-6185
Email: fpc@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AH18
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4125. [bull] TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH 
RECOGNITION OF SPECIALTY BOARDS BY NRC UNDER 10 CFR PART 35 ``MEDICAL 
USE OF BYPRODUCT MATERIAL''

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 35

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed rule would amend the Commission's regulations 
modifying the training and experience requirements based on 
recommendations submitted by the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses 
of Isotopes (ACMUI).

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Roger W. Broseus, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office 
of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-7608
Email: rwb@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AH19
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4126. PERFORMANCE-BASED, RISK-INFORMED FIRE PROTECTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 50

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed rule would address the Commission's direction 
provided in the staff requirements memorandum dated April 1, 1999, to 
establish a performance-based, risk-informed alternative to the NRC's 
existing reactor fire protection requirements through the adoption of 
an industry consensus standard: NFPA 805, Performance-Based Standard 
for Fire Protection for Light Water Reactor Electric Generating Plants. 
The rulemaking plan had been on hold until fall 2001, at which time the 
Nuclear Energy Institute endorsed the rulemaking effort. The schedule 
was reinitiated through an EDO memorandum to the Commission dated 
October 9, 2001. Draft rule language was posted for public comment on 
the NRC Rulemaking Forum Web site on December 20, 2001. Draft proposed 
rule language was posted on the NRC Rulemaking Forum Web site on April 
2, 2002, and again on May 30, 2002, for public information. The 
proposed rule package was provided to the Commission on July 15, 2002 
(SECY-02-132). In a Staff Requirements Memorandum for SEC-02-0132, 
dated October 3, 2002, the Commission directed the staff to publish the 
proposed rule in the Federal Register.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            11/01/02                    67 FR 66578
ANPRM Comment Period End        01/15/03
Final Action                    04/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

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Agency Contact: Joseph L. Birmingham, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-2829
Email: jlb4@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AG48
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4127. TRANSFERS OF CERTAIN SOURCE MATERIALS BY SPECIFIC LICENSEES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 40

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed rule would amend the Commission's regulations to 
require NRC approval for transfers from licensees of unimportant 
quantities of source material (less than 0.05 percent by weight) to 
persons exempt from licensing requirements. The objective of this 
proposed action is to ensure that the regulations regarding transfers 
of materials containing low concentrations of source material are 
adequate to protect public health and safety.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            08/28/02                    67 FR 55175
NPRM Comment Period End         11/12/02
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Gary Comfort, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of 
Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-8106
Email: gcc1@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AG64
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4128. NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN; 
BASIS OF HANDICAP; BASIS OF AGE IN PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES RECEIVING 
FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 4

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed rule would incorporate the Civil Rights 
Restoration Act's definitions of ``program or activity'' and 
``program'' into title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, section 504 
of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972, and the Age Discrimination Act of 
1975, and would promote consistent and adequate enforcement of these 
statutes.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            12/06/00                    65 FR 76460
NPRM Comment Period End         01/05/01
Final Action                    09/00/03
Final Action Effective          10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Marva C. Gary, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of 
Small Business and Civil Rights, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-7382
Email: mcg@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AG65
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4129. COMPATIBILITY WITH IAEA TRANSPORTATION SAFETY STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 71

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed rule would amend the Commission's regulations on 
packaging and transporting radioactive material to make them compatible 
with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) standards and to 
codify other applicable requirements. These changes are compatible with 
TS-R-1, the latest revision of the IAEA transportation standards. This 
rulemaking also would address the unintended economic impact of NRC's 
emergency final rule entitled Fissile Material Shipments and Exemptions 
(February 10, 1997; 62 FR 5907) and a petition for rulemaking submitted 
by International Energy Consultants, Inc. (PRM-71-12)(February 19, 
1998; 63 FR 8362). This rulemaking is closely related to a 
corresponding Department of Transportation proposed rule to amend 
transportation regulations (April 30, 2002; 67 FR 21328). NRC's final 
rule is scheduled to be published concurrently with the DOT's final 
rule. Therefore, the publication date is also dependent on DOT's 
schedule.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            04/30/02                    67 FR 21390
NPRM Comment Period End         07/29/02
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Naiem S. Tanious, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office 
of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-6103
Email: nst@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AG71
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4130. FINANCIAL INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATIONS TO RENEW OR 
EXTEND THE TERM OF AN OPERATING LICENSE FOR A POWER REACTOR

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 50

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed rule would amend the Commission's regulations to 
remove the requirement that non-electric utility power reactor 
licensees submit financial qualifications information as part of the 
license renewal process. The proposed rule would recognize the need for 
a reduced level of regulatory burden for licensees falling in this 
category because the NRC has alternative means to ensure that these 
licensees are financially viable to operate their facilities and 
maintain public health and safety. Non-power reactor licensees would 
continue to submit the financial qualifications information as part of 
the license renewal process and are not affected by this proposed rule 
change. Comments are being categorized and evaluated.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/04/02                    67 FR 38427
NPRM Comment Period End         08/19/02
Final Action                    08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: George J. Mencinsky, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-3093
Email: gjm@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AG84
_______________________________________________________________________




4131. FINANCIAL ASSURANCE AMENDMENTS FOR MATERIALS LICENSES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 30; 10 CFR 40; 10 CFR 70

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed rule would amend the Commission's financial 
assurance regulations for certain materials licenses to bring the 
amount of financial assurance required more in line with current 
decommissioning cost. The proposed amendment would maintain adequate 
financial assurance so that timely decommissioning can be carried out 
following shutdown of a licensed facility.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/07/02                    67 FR 62403
NPRM Comment Period End         12/23/02
Final Rule                      09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Clark Prichard, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office 
of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-6203
Email: cwp@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AG85
_______________________________________________________________________




4132. INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE OF ASME BPV AND OM CODE CASES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 50

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: New editions of the ASME BPV and OM Codes are issued every 
three years and addenda to the editions are issued annually. It has 
been the Commission's policy to update 10 CFR 50.55a to incorporate by 
reference the ASME Code editions and addenda. The ASME publishes code 
cases for Section III and Section XI quarterly, and code cases for the 
OM Code annually. Code cases are generally alternatives to the 
requirements of the ASME BPV Code and the OM Code. It has been the NRC 
staff's practice to review these code cases and find them either 
acceptable, conditionally acceptable, or unacceptable for use by NRC 
licensees. These code cases are then listed in periodically revised 
regulatory guides (RGs), together with information on their 
acceptability. Footnote 6 to 10 CFR 50.55a refers to the RGs listing 
code cases determined by the NRC staff to be ``suitable for use.'' No 
specific data or revision of the RGs is indicated in footnote 6 to 10 
CFR 50.55a. In the past, these RGs have not been approved by the Office 
of the Federal Register for incorporation by reference in the Code of 
Federal Regulations. To address this matter, the staff is proposing 
that the use of ASME Code Cases be approved through a rulemaking 
incorporating by reference the applicable RGs. Thus, NRC-approved code 
cases would be accorded the same legal status as the corresponding 
requirements in the ASME BPV Code and OM Code which are already 
incorporated by reference in the NRC's regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/19/02                    67 FR 12488
NPRM Comment Period End         06/03/02
Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Harry S. Tovmassian, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-3092
Email: hst@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AG86
_______________________________________________________________________




4133. EVENT NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 72; 10 CFR 73

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed rule would change several event notification and 
security reporting requirements to conform, where appropriate, the 
independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) and monitored 
retrievable storage (MRS) facility licenses to more closely align them 
with those of nuclear reactor facilities. In addition, the proposed 
rule would change the requirements for when written follow-up reports 
on safeguards events must be submitted. This change would affect power 
reactors, ISFSI's and several other categories of facilities that 
produce, possess, or transport spent fuel or special nuclear material. 
The changes would reduce, consolidate, and remove some licensee 
reporting notifications and lengthen the reporting period for other 
notifications. Some new requirements would also be added to permit NRC 
to effectively carry out its regulatory responsibilities and respond to 
public and media inquiries during emergencies. Overall, the proposed 
rule would help the NRC and its licensees to better focus their efforts 
on the most safety-significant issues and to communicate timely 
information on recent and ongoing events.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/22/02                    67 FR 54360
NPRM Comment Period End         11/05/02
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mark Haisfield, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office 
of Nuclear Material Safety and

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Safeguards, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-6196
Email: mfh@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AG90
_______________________________________________________________________




4134. GEOLOGICAL AND SEISMOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SPENT FUEL STORAGE 
SYSTEMS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 72

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed rule would amend the Commission's regulations 
concerning geological and seismological criteria to require the use of 
a risk-informed, performance-based regulatory approach. This revision 
would use a methodology that is consistent with the approach taken in 
10 CFR part 50 and the recent revision to part 100. The proposed rule 
would also clarify the need for a general licensee to design cask 
storage pads and areas to adequately support both static and dynamic 
loads of the stored casks.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/22/02                    67 FR 47745
NPRM Comment Period End         10/22/02                    67 FR 56876
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Keith McDaniel, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office 
of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-5252
Email: kkm@nrc.gov

Related RIN: Duplicate of 3150-AG16
RIN: 3150-AG93
_______________________________________________________________________




4135. [bull] ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF FINGERPRINT RECORDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 73

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The final rule will amend the Commission's regulations 
concerning the submittal of fingerprint cards and fingerprint records 
and the payment of the user fee for processing fingerprints. The 
amendments will provide licensees additional flexibility in submitting 
fingerprint records and in paying the user fee applicable to processing 
fingerprint records.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Cheryl Stone, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of 
Administration, Washington,, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-7404
Email: cms2@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AH16
_______________________________________________________________________




4136. [bull] FACILITY SECURITY CLEARANCE AND SAFEGUARDING OF NATIONAL 
SECURITY INFORMATION AND RESTRICTED DATA-MINOR CHANGES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 95

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The final rule will amend the Commission's regulations to 
reflect organizational changes resulting from the creation of the new 
Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response. This final rule is 
necessary to inform the public of these organizational changes to NRC 
regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: J. Keith Everly, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office 
of Nuclear Security and Incident Response, Washington,, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-7048
Email: jke@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AH17
_______________________________________________________________________


Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)                   Long-Term Actions






_______________________________________________________________________




4137. UPDATE FUEL PERFORMANCE CONSIDERATIONS AND OTHER FUEL CYCLE ISSUES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2011; 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 4321; 42 USC 5841; 42 
USC 5842

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed rule would amend the Commission's regulations by 
addressing uranium fuel cycle environmental data (Table S-3) and the 
environmental effects of transportation of fuel and waste data (Table 
S-4). In section 51.51, the environmental data would be reestimated and 
reflect changes in the structure and activities of the fuel cycle and 
the availability of better data. Estimates of releases of Radon-222 and 
Technetium-99 would be added to Table S-3. The addition of a specific 
value for Radon-222 would address the outstanding portion of petition 
for rulemaking PRM-51-1, submitted by the New England Coalition on 
Nuclear Pollution. To provide immediate relief to the petitioner's 
request, the Commission published a final rule on March 14, 1997 (42 FR 
13803), that removed the original value for Radon-222 from Table S-3 so 
that it then became subject to case-specific litigation. It was 
anticipated that the Commission would add a specific value for Radon-
222, but the Commission deferred action until a general updating of 
Table S-3 is undertaken. For section 51.52, the environmental impact 
estimates would be reestimated to reflect the use of

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more highly enriched fuel and discharge of more highly irradiated fuel 
from a reactor; longer onsite storage; and changes in transportation 
modes, transport to retrievable storage sites and a permanent 
repository rather than reprocessing facilities, packaging technology, 
and regulatory standards. The reestimates would incorporate current 
research information and computer codes.
This rulemaking would result in current and more accurate estimates of 
the environmental impact of licensing a new plant, and would eliminate 
the requirement to review the contribution to environmental impacts 
from Radon-222 and Technetium-99 in individual plant reviews. This rule 
is being reissued as a proposed rule and would update the initial 
rulemaking effort to address newly emerging issues and research.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/04/81                    46 FR 15154
NPRM Comment Period End         05/04/81
Second NPRM                      To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Dennis P. Allison, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-1178
Email: dpa@nrc.gov

Rebecca L. Karas, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, Washington,, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-3711
Email: rlk@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AA31
_______________________________________________________________________




4138. DISPOSAL BY RELEASE INTO SANITARY SEWERAGE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 20

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) was 
published to request public comment, information, and recommendations 
on contemplated amendments to the Commission's regulations governing 
the release of radionuclides from licensed nuclear facilities into 
sanitary sewer systems. The Commission believes that by incorporating 
current sewer treatment technologies the contemplated rulemaking would 
improve the control of radioactive materials released to sanitary sewer 
systems by licensed nuclear facilities. The NRC and the Environmental 
Protection Agency are conducting a joint survey of sewage treatment 
plants to evaluate the extent of reconcentration due to release of 
radioactive material into sewage systems. The need for and the extent 
of a rulemaking will be evaluated pending the result of the survey and 
the associated dose assessment. This rulemaking would also address a 
petition for rulemaking submitted by the Northeast Ohio Sewer District 
(PRM-20-22).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           02/25/94                     59 FR 9146
ANPRM Comment Period End        05/26/94
NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Lydia Chang, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of 
Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-6319
Email: lwc1@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AE90
_______________________________________________________________________




4139. ADVANCE NOTIFICATION TO NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES OF TRANSPORTATION 
OF CERTAIN TYPES OF NUCLEAR WASTE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 71; 10 CFR 73

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The NRC has issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking 
(ANPRM) to invite early input from affected parties and the public on 
the issues associated with the advance notification of Indian tribes of 
spent fuel shipments. The Department of Energy (DOE) has indicated that 
it intends to comply with NRC's physical protection requirements for 
shipments under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act; however, its current 
practices conflict with NRC regulations. For example, DOE already has 
asked for and will continue to ask for exemptions from the shipment 
itinerary information requirements of foreign research reactor fuel. 
DOE, as a courtesy, provides Indian tribes with notification of spent 
fuel shipments. NRC's current regulations do not address notification 
of Indian tribes. Further, DOE has developed a satellite tracking 
system to monitor the status of spent fuel shipments at all times. 
Distribution of this status information to parties other than 
governors' designees is not compatible with NRC regulations. A 
rulemaking plan was approved by the Commission on February 2, 2001. 
This rulemaking was put on hold by the Commission pending review of NRC 
rules in response to events of September 11, 2001.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           12/21/99                    64 FR 71331
ANPRM Comment Period End        07/05/00                    65 FR 18010
NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Roger W. Broseus, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office 
of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-7608
Email: rwb@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AG41
_______________________________________________________________________




4140. RISK-INFORMING SPECIAL TREATMENT REQUIREMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 21; 10 CFR 50; 10 CFR 54; 10 CFR 100

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) invited 
comments, advice, and recommendations from interested parties on the 
contemplated rulemaking

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that would provide an alternative, risk-informed approach for special 
treatment requirements in the current regulations. Special treatment 
requirements are requirements imposed on structures, systems, and 
components (SSCs) that provide additional confidence that these SSCs 
are capable of meeting design basis functional requirements. The 
contemplated risk-informed approach would categorize SSCs and vary the 
associated regulatory treatment based on the SSC's safety significance. 
This action is a result of the Commission's continuing efforts to risk-
inform its regulations. The staff provided the Commission the proposed 
rule package on September 30, 2002, and is currently awaiting 
Commission action on the package.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           03/03/00                    65 FR 11488
ANPRM Comment Period End        05/17/00
NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Tim Reed, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of 
Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-1462
Email: tar@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AG42
_______________________________________________________________________




4141. INTEGRATED RULEMAKING FOR DECOMMISSIONING NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 50

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: A staff requirements memorandum dated June 23, 1999, directed 
the NRC staff to consider an integrated, risk-informed decommissioning 
rule rather than individual rulemakings to address emergency 
preparedness, insurance, safeguards, operator staffing, and backfit for 
nuclear power plants that are being decommissioned. SECY-99-168 dated 
June 30, 1999, recommended that the integrated approach be approved and 
outlined staff plans for pursuing such a rulemaking. Accordingly, the 
staff has subsumed previous rulemaking activities in the areas of 
emergency planning, insurance, safeguards, operator staffing, and 
backfit into one integrated rulemaking effort. This rulemaking would 
apply to licensees who certified, pursuant to 10 CFR 50.82(a), that 
they have permanently ceased facility operation(s) and have permanently 
removed fuel from the reactor vessel. The Commission approved this 
approach in an SRM dated December 21, 1999. This rulemaking would also 
address a petition for rulemaking submitted by the North Carolina 
Public Utility Commission (PRM-50-57).
In SECY-00-145, dated June 28, 2000, the NRC staff recommended a 
decommissioning rulemaking plan in the areas of emergency planning, 
insurance, safeguards, operator staffing, and backfit (the integrated 
decommissioning rulemaking plan). The rulemaking plan relied on a draft 
decommissioning risk study as a basis for its recommendations. The 
Commission returned the rulemaking plan to the staff for rework in 
September 2000, based on changes to the decommissioning risk study 
findings. The decommissioning risk study, NUREG-1738, was issued in 
January 2001. After assessing the findings in the risk study, the staff 
presented a policy options paper to the Commission, SECY-01-0100, dated 
June 4, 2001, that provided options and made recommendations on issues 
to be addressed in the integrated rulemaking. Following the terrorist 
events of September 11, 2001, the NRC staff recommended and the 
Commission approved the withdrawal of SECY-01-0101 because of the 
likely changes in the staff's position on decommissioning plant 
safeguards. The decommissioning policy position will be revisited when 
a broad-scope NRC safeguards policy is developed in response to 
potential terrorist acts at nuclear facilities. The schedule for the 
integrated rulemaking cannot be determined at this time.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: George J. Mencinsky, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-3093
Email: gjm@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AG47
_______________________________________________________________________




4142. CHANGES TO ADJUDICATORY PROCESS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 1; 10 CFR 2; 10 CFR 50; 10 CFR 51; 10 CFR 52; 10 
CFR 54; 10 CFR 60; 10 CFR 70; 10 CFR 73; 10 CFR 75; 10 CFR 76; 10 CFR 
110

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed rule would amend the Commission's regulations 
concerning its rules of practice to make the NRC's hearing process more 
efficient and effective. The proposed amendments would fashion hearing 
procedures that are tailored to the different types of licensing and 
regulatory activities the NRC conducts and would better focus and use 
the limited resources available to involved parties. The final rule was 
submitted to the Commission on April 26, 2002.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/16/01                    66 FR 19610
NPRM Comment Period End         09/14/01                    66 FR 27045
Final Rule                       To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Geary S. Mizuno, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office 
of the General Counsel, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-1639
Email: gsm@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AG49
_______________________________________________________________________




4143. REEVALUATION OF POWER REACTOR PHYSICAL PROTECTION REGULATIONS AND 
POSITION ON A DEFINITION OF RADIOLOGICAL SABOTAGE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

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CFR Citation: 10 CFR 73

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed rule would amend the Commission's regulations to 
require power reactor licensees to conduct drills and exercises to 
evaluate their protective strategy against a simulated design basis 
threat (DBT) of radiological sabotage. The proposed rulemaking would 
also include risk insights, supporting guidance documents and be more 
performance-based. Following the events of September 11, 2001, the 
staff recommended and the Commission approved the withdrawal of SECY-
01-0101, Proposed Rule Changes to 10 CFR 73.55, which contained the 
staff's recommendations in the subject rulemaking. This withdrawal was 
requested to allow the staff to incorporate its post-September 11, 
2001, considerations in a revised recommended rule revision, then later 
resubmit 10 CFR 73.55 to the Commission for its consideration.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Mark C. Nolan, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of 
Nuclear Security and Incident Response, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-1596
Email: mcn@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AG63
_______________________________________________________________________




4144. STANDARDS FOR COMBUSTIBLE GAS CONTROL SYSTEM IN LIGHT-WATER-COOLED 
POWER REACTORS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 50

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed rule would amend the Commission's regulations to 
improve safety by better focusing on the risk-significant challenges 
from combustible gases; ensure combustible gas control during all risk-
significant events; and eliminate those aspects of current requirements 
that provide no safety benefit. A staff requirement memorandum dated 
January 19, 2001, directed the staff to proceed expeditiously with 
rulemakings on the risk-informed alternative of section 50.44, 
including completion of outstanding technical work (e.g., development 
of combustible gas source terms) and necessary regulatory analyses. 
This rulemaking also addresses the petition for rulemaking submitted by 
Bob Christie (PRM-50-68), and partially addresses the petition for 
rulemaking submitted by the Nuclear Energy Institute (PRM-50-71). Draft 
rule language was posted for public comment on the NRC Ruleforum 
website on November 14, 2001. The proposed rule was submitted to the 
Commission on May 13, 2002. Comments are being categorized and 
evaluated.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/02/02                    67 FR 50374
NPRM Comment Period End         10/16/02
Final Action                     To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Anthony W. Markley, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-3165
Email: awm@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AG76
_______________________________________________________________________




4145. ENTOMBMENT OPTIONS FOR POWER REACTORS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 20; 10 CFR 50

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) was 
published seeking stakeholder input on three proposed regulatory 
options and whether entombment was a viable decommissioning 
alternative. In SECY-02-0191 (October 25, 2002), NRC staff proposed 
deferring the rulemaking until the Office of Nuclear Regulatory 
Research as conducted research to develop a sound technical basis for 
an entombment option, estimated in 2005. The Commission, in a Staff 
Requirements Memorandum dated November 26, 2002, did not object to 
staff's proposal.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           10/16/01                    66 FR 52551
ANPRM Comment Period End        12/31/01
NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patricia Eng, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of 
Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-7206
Email: ple@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AG89
_______________________________________________________________________




4146. MODIFICATIONS TO PRESSURE-TEMPERATURE LIMITS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 50

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed rule would amend the Commission's regulations to 
eliminate those requirements for pressure-temperature limits that are 
related to the metal temperature of the reactor pressure vessel closure 
head flange and vessel flange areas. The proposed rule would amend 
footnotes 2 and 6 to table 1 of appendix G, and simplify restructuring 
of the table. Also, this rulemaking would address the petition for 
rulemaking submitted by Westinghouse Electric Company (PRM-50-69).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Matthew Mitchell, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office 
of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-3303
Email: mam4@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AG98

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4147. [bull] DISTRIBUTION OF SOURCE MATERIAL TO EXEMPT PERSONS AND 
GENERAL LICENSEES AND REVISION OF 10 CFR 40.22 GENERAL LICENSE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 40

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The proposed rule would amend the Commission's regulations to 
improve the control over the distribution of source material to exempt 
persons and to general licensees in order to make Part 40 more risk-
informed. The proposed rule would also govern the licensing of source 
material by adding specific requirements for licensing of and reporting 
by distributors of products and materials used by exempt persons and 
general licensees. It will also resolve the petitions for rulemaking 
PRM-40-27 and PRM-40-28, which relate, respectively, to safety 
concerning the general license in 10 CFR 40.22 and concerns about 
disposal of depleted uranium counterweights. Source material is used 
under general license and under various exemptions from licensing 
requirements in part 40 for which there is no regulatory mechanism for 
the Commission to obtain information to fully assess the resultant 
risks to public health and safety. Although estimates of resultant 
doses have been made, there is a need for ongoing information on the 
quantities and types of radioactive material distributed for exempt use 
and use under general license. Obtaining information on the 
distribution of source material is particularly difficult because many 
of the distributors of source material to exempt persons and generally 
licensed persons are not currently required to hold a license from the 
Commission. Distributors are often unknown to the Commission. No 
controls are in place to ensure that products and materials distributed 
are maintained within the applicable constraints of the exemptions. In 
addition, the amounts of source material allowed under the general 
license in 10 CFR 40.22 could result in exposures above 1mSv/year (100 
mrem/year) to workers at facilities that are not required to meet the 
requirements of parts 19 and 20. PRM-40-27 addresses this issue. 
Without knowledge of the identity and location of the general 
licensees, it would be difficult to enforce restrictions on the general 
licensees.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: Gary Comfort, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of 
Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-8106
Email: gcc1@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AH15
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4148. [bull] LIST OF APPROVED SPENT FUEL STORAGE CASKS: NAC-UMS REVISION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 72

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The direct final rule will amend the Commission's regulations 
by revising the NAC-UMS cask system listing within the list of approved 
spent fuel storage casks to include Amendment No. 3 to Certificate of 
Compliance Number 1015. Amendment No. 3 modifies the present cask 
system design to add the 100-ton transfer cask design, adds an 
alternate poison material, revises fuel assembly dimensions, revises 
thermal analyses, increases Boiling Water Reactor fuel assembly weight, 
and incorporates Interim Staff Guidance-11 revision provisions. The 
amendment will also reorganize Section 6.5 of the Safety Evaluation 
Report, revise Technical Specification A.5.5, and request several 
editorial and administrative changes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule                To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jayne M. McCausland, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, Washington, DC 20555-
0001
Phone: 301 415-6219
Email: jmm2@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AH20
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Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)                   Completed Actions






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4149. AVAILABILITY OF OFFICIAL RECORDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 2

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      04/17/03                    68 FR 18836
Final Rule Effective            06/16/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Catherine M. Holzle
Phone: 301 415-1560
Email: cmh@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AC07
_______________________________________________________________________




4150. DECOMMISSIONING TRUST PROVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 50; 10 CFR 72

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      12/24/02                    67 FR 78332
Final Rule Effective            12/24/03

[[Page 31430]]

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Brian J. Richter
Phone: 301 415-1978
Email: bjr@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AG52
_______________________________________________________________________




4151. RELEASING PART OF A POWER REACTOR SITE OR FACILITY FOR 
UNRESTRICTED USE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 2; 10 CFR 20; 10 CFR 50

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      04/22/03                    68 FR 19711
Final Rule Effective for All 
Other Sections                  05/22/03
Final Rule Effective for Section 
50.75g                          11/18/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Harry S. Tovmassian
Phone: 301 415-3092
Email: hst@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AG56
_______________________________________________________________________




4152. MATERIAL CONTROL AND ACCOUNTING

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 51; 10 CFR 61; 10 CFR 70; 10 CFR 72; 10 CFR 73; 10 
CFR 74; 10 CFR 75; 10 CFR 76; 10 CFR 150

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      12/23/02                    67 FR 78130
Final Rule Effective            03/24/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Merri Horn
Phone: 301 415-8126
Email: mlh1@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AG69
_______________________________________________________________________




4153. LIST OF APPROVED SPENT FUEL STORAGE CASKS: STANDARDIZED ADVANCED 
NUHOMS-24PT1 ADDITION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 72

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      01/06/03                      68 FR 463
Final Rule Effective            02/05/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jayne M. McCausland
Phone: 301 415-6219
Email: jmm2@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AG74
_______________________________________________________________________




4154. NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 35

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Terminated                      08/27/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Charlotte Abrams
Phone: 301 415-7293
Email: cea2@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AG81
_______________________________________________________________________




4155. NRC PUBLIC DOCUMENT ROOM ADDRESS CHANGE AND CORRECTIONS TO 
INFORMATION COLLECTION PROVISIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 1; 10 CFR 2; 10 CFR 7; 10 CFR 9; 10 CFR 19; 10 CFR 
20; 10 CFR 26; 10 CFR 30; 10 CFR 31; 10 CFR 33; 10 CFR 39; 10 CFR 50; 
10 CFR 51; 10 CFR 52; 10 CFR 54; 10 CFR 55; 10 CFR 71; 10 CFR 75; 10 
CFR 100; 10 CFR 110

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      11/04/02                    67 FR 67096
Final Rule Effective            11/04/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Alzonia W. Shepard
Phone: 301 415-6864
Email: aws1@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AH01
_______________________________________________________________________




4156. FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ACT REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 7

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      12/31/02                    67 FR 79837
Final Rule Effective            01/30/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: John Szabo
Phone: 301 415-1610
Email: jls@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AH02
_______________________________________________________________________




4157. [bull] LIST OF APPROVED SPENT FUEL STORAGE CASKS: VSC-24 REVISION 
(AMENDMENT NO. 4) (PART 72)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 72

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The direct final rule amends the Commission's regulations by 
revising the Pacific Sierra Nuclear Associates VSC-24 cask system 
listing within the list of approved spent fuel storage casks to include 
Amendment No. 4 to Certificate of Compliance No. 1007. Amendment No. 4 
modifies the present cask system design to permit the storage of 
different specific fuel control elements as integral components to fuel 
assemblies under a general license. Technical Specifications (TS) 1.1.1 
has also been amended to change the flood condition velocity from 25 
fps to 17.1 fps; TS 1.2.1, 1.2.4, and 1.2.6 have been amended to 
address the additional fuel control elements approved for storage, and 
TS 1.2.10 has been deleted to eliminate redundant requirements for 
controlling moderator density.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      11/20/02                    67 FR 69987
Final Rule Effective            02/03/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jayne M. McCausland, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, Washington, DC 20555-
0001
Phone: 301 415-6219

[[Page 31431]]

Email: jmm2@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AH05
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4158. [bull] RADIATION EXPOSURE REPORTS: MINOR FILING AMENDMENT (PART 
20)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 20

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The final rule will amend the Commission's requirements for 
filing written Event Reports submitted to the NRC concerning 
individuals occupationally overexposed to radiation and radioactive 
materials. Licensees will be required to clearly label any section of 
the event report containing personal information ``Privacy Act 
Information: Not for Public Disclosure.'' This action is necessary to 
ensure that personal information filed with the NCR is segregated from 
the Event Report and maintained in a separate, non-public document.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               03/25/03                    68 FR 14307
Direct Final Rule Effective     06/09/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Merri Horn, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of 
Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-8126
Email: mlh1@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AH07
_______________________________________________________________________




4159. [bull] MEDICAL USE OF BYPRODUCT MATERIAL; CLARIFYING AND MINOR 
AMENDMENTS (PART 35)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 35

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The direct final rule will amend the Commission's regulations 
regarding the medical use of byproduct material. The amendment will 
clarify the definitions of authorized users, authorized medical 
physicists, authorized nuclear pharmacists, and radiation safety 
officers; clarify the notification requirements if the patient is a 
medical emergency or dies; clarify the recordkeeping requirements for 
calibration of brachytherapy sources; and eliminate a restriction that 
training for ophthalmic use of strontium-90 can only be conducted in 
medical institutions. These amendments are necessary to clarify certain 
inconsistencies within the regulations and to allow training in 
ophthalmic treatment to be conducted in eye clinics or private 
practices, in addition to medical institutions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               04/21/03                    68 FR 19321
Direct Final Rule Effective     07/07/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: Anthony N. Tse, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office 
of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-6233
Email: ant@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AH08
_______________________________________________________________________




4160. [bull] FILING AND NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SHIPMENT OF 
CERTAIN RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS (PARTS 70, 71, AND 73)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 70; 10 CFR 71; 10 CFR 73

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The final rule will amend the Commission's regulations to 
revise filing and advance notification requirements for the shipments 
of certain radioactive materials. These amendments are necessary to 
reflect the recent organizational and administrative changes within NRC 
and to inform the public and licensees of these changes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule Effective     03/26/03
Direct Final Rule               03/26/03                    68 FR 14528

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kim Karcagi, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of 
Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, Washington,, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-6701
Email: kxk2@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AH09
_______________________________________________________________________




4161. [bull] SOURCE MATERIAL REPORTING UNDER INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS 
(PARTS 40 AND 150)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 40; 10 CFR 150

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The direct final rule will amend the Commission's regulations 
which require licensees to report their holdings of source material 
(uranium and thorium) to the NRC. Currently, licensees are required to 
file a report with the NRC whenever they receive or transfer uranium or 
thorium mined outside the U.S. The amendment will require licensees to 
report the receipt or transfer of source material controlled under any 
of the various international Agreements for Peaceful Nuclear 
Cooperation. This change will enable the U.S. Government to maintain 
the comprehensive national inventory of nuclear materials required 
under these agreements. This rule will also allow licensees additional 
flexibility in submitting their annual source material inventory 
statements. The amended regulations will permit licensees to submit 
these statements along with their Material Balance Reports for special 
nuclear material.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               03/05/03                    68 FR 10362
Direct Final Rule Effective     10/01/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

[[Page 31432]]

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Merri Horn, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of 
Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-8126
Email: mlh1@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AH10
_______________________________________________________________________




4162. [bull] MINOR ERRORS IN REGULATORY TEXT; CORRECTION (PARTS 1, 19, 
20, 21, 32, 34, 39, 51, 55, 73, AND 81)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 1; 10 CFR 19; 10 CFR 20; 10 CFR 21; 10 CFR 32; 10 
CFR 34; 10 CFR 39; 10 CFR 51; 10 CFR 55; 10 CFR 73; 10 CFR 81

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The final rule makes a number of minor correction to the 
Commission's regulations. This rule is necessary to correct omissions, 
typographical errors, and erroneous citations and references that 
appear in the NRC's regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      12/19/02                    67 FR 77651
Final Rule Effective            12/19/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Michael T. Lesar, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office 
of Administration, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-7163
Email: mtl@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AH11
_______________________________________________________________________




4163. [bull] LIST OF APPROVED SPENT FUEL STORAGE CASKS: FUELSOLUTIONS 
CASK SYSTEM REVISION (AMENDMENT NO. 3) (PART 72)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

CFR Citation: 10 CFR 72

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The direct final rule will amend the Commission's regulations 
revising the BNFL Fuel Solutions (FuelSolutions) cask system listing 
within the list of approved spent fuel storage casks to include 
Amendment 3 to Certificate of Compliance Number 1026. Amendment 3 will 
modify the Technical Specifications to provide an alternative to 
returning the canister to the spent fuel building by returning it to 
the transfer cask. Specifically, Technical Specifications 3.3.2 and 
3.3.3 will require returning the W-21 canister to the transfer cask 
while restoring normal storage conditions. The amendment will also 
include several editorial changes to Technical Specifications 3.1.1, 
3.3.2, and 3.3.3.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Direct Final Rule               02/21/03                     68 FR 8445
Direct Final Rule Effective     05/07/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Jayne M. McCausland, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, Washington, DC 20555-
0001
Phone: 301 415-6219
Email: jmm2@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AH13
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