[The Regulatory Plan and Unified Agenda of
                Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions]
[Nuclear Regulatory Commission Semiannual Regulatory Agenda]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]


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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 April 26, 2010 
(75 FR 21960).

    For this edition of the NRC's regulatory agenda, the most 
important significant regulatory actions and a Statement of 
Regulatory Priorities are included in The Regulatory Plan, which 
appears in both the online Unified Agenda and in part II of the 
Federal Register that includes the Unified Agenda.

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. Public comments on NRC's published rulemaking actions are 
available on the Federal rulemaking website at http://
www.regulations.gov.

    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.

    The complete Unified Agenda will be available online at 
www.reginfo.gov, in a format that offers users a greatly enhanced 
ability to obtain information from the Agenda database.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information concerning NRC 
rulemaking procedures or the status of any rule listed in this agenda, 
contact: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, Announcements and Directives 
Branch, Division of Administrative Services, Office of Administration, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, 
telephone 301-492-3667 (e-mail: Cindy.Bladey@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 April 26, 2010 
(75 FR 21960). Within each group, the rules are ordered according to 
the Regulation Identifier Number (RIN).

    The information in this agenda has been updated through 
September 10, 2010. 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. Three rules 
affect small entities.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 10th day of September 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

 Cindy Bladey,

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

                                Nuclear Regulatory Commission--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                     Regulation
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608         Distribution of Source Material To Exempt Persons and General Licensees and Revision      3150-AH15
            of 10 CFR 40.22 General License [NRC-2009-0084].......................................
609         Controlling the Disposition of Solid Materials [NRC-1999-0002]........................    3150-AH18
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                                Nuclear Regulatory Commission--Completed Actions
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610         Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for FY 2010 [NRC-2009-0333]...................    3150-AI70
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Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)                   Long-Term Actions

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608. DISTRIBUTION OF SOURCE MATERIAL TO EXEMPT PERSONS AND GENERAL 
LICENSEES AND REVISION OF 10 CFR 40.22 GENERAL LICENSE [NRC-2009-0084]

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

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 also would 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. 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 section 40.22 
could result in exposures above 1 mSv/year (100 mrem/year) to workers 
at facilities that are not required to meet the requirements of parts 
19 and 20. Without knowledge of the identity and location of the 
general licensees, it would be difficult to enforce restrictions on the 
general licensees. This rule also would address PRM-40-27 submitted by 
the State of Colorado and Organization of Agreement States.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            07/26/10                    75 FR 43425
NPRM Comment Period End         11/23/10
Final Rule                       To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Gary C. Comfort, Jr., Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management 
Programs, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-8106
Email: gary.comfort@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AH15
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609. CONTROLLING THE DISPOSITION OF SOLID MATERIALS [NRC-1999-0002]

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

Abstract: The staff provided a draft proposed rule package on 
Controlling the Disposition of Solid Materials to the Commission on 
March 31, 2005, which the Commission disapproved. The Commission's 
decision was based on the fact that the Agency is currently faced with 
several high priority and complex tasks, that the current approach to 
review specific cases on an individual basis is fully protective of 
public health and safety, and that the immediate need for this rule has 
changed due to the shift in timing for reactor decommissioning. The 
Commission has deferred action on this rulemaking.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Kimyata Morgan Butler, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management 
Programs, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone: 301 415-0733
Email: kimyata.morganbutler@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AH18
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Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)                   Completed Actions

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610. REVISION OF FEE SCHEDULES; FEE RECOVERY FOR FY 2010 [NRC-2009-0333]

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841

Abstract: The final rule amends the Commission's licensing, inspection, 
and annual fees charged to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) 
licensees and applicants for an NRC license. The rulemaking is 
necessary to recover, through the assessment of fees, approximately 90 
percent of the NRC's budget authority for fiscal year (FY) 2010, less 
the amounts appropriated from the Nuclear Waste Fund, amounts 
appropriated for Waste Incidental to Reprocessing, and amounts 
appropriated for generic homeland security activities, as required by 
the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (OBRA-90), as amended.
Based on the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies 
Appropriation Act, 2010, the NRC's required fee recovery amount for the 
FY 2010 budget is approximately $912.2 million. After accounting for 
billing adjustments (i.e., expected unpaid invoices, payments for prior 
year invoices), the total amount to be billed as fees is $911.1 
million. The OBRA-90, as amended, requires that the fees for FY 2010 be 
collected by September 30, 2010.

Completed:
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Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

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Final Action                    06/16/10                    75 FR 34210
Final Rule Effective            08/16/10

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Agency Contact: Renu Suri
Phone: 301 415-0161
Email: renu.suri@nrc.gov

RIN: 3150-AI70
[FR Doc. 2010-30468 Filed 12-17-10; 8:45 am]
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