[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 108 (Wednesday, June 5, 2013)]
[Pages 33862-33863]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-13345]




Draft Emergency Preparedness Frequently Asked Questions

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability and opportunity for public comment.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is making 
available for comment Emergency Preparedness (EP) frequently asked 
questions (EPFAQs) No. 2012-007, No. 2013-001, No. 2013-002, No. 2013-
003, and No. 2013-005. These EPFAQs will be used to provide 
clarification of guidance documents related to the development and 
maintenance of EP program elements. The NRC is publishing these 
preliminary results to inform the public and solicit comments.

DATES: Submit comments by July 5, 2013. Comments submitted after this 
date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of 
consideration cannot be given except for comments received on or before 
this date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods 
(unless this document describes a different method for submitting 
comments on a specific subject):
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2013-0113. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-492-
3668; email: [email protected]. For technical questions, contact 
the individual(s) listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
of this document.
     Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, 
Announcements, and Directives Branch (RADB), Office of Administration, 
Mail Stop: TWB-05-B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC 20555-0001.
    For additional direction on accessing information and submitting 
comments, see ``Accessing Information and Submitting Comments'' in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carolyn Kahler, Office of Nuclear 
Security and Incident Response, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-0705 or by email at: 
[email protected].


I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments

A. Accessing Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2013-0113 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding this document. You may 
access information related to this document, which the NRC possesses 
and is publicly available, by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2013-0113.

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     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may access publicly available documents online in the NRC 
Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the 
search, select ``ADAMS Public Documents'' and then select ``Begin Web-
based ADAMS Search.'' For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC's 
Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-
4737, or by email to [email protected]. The ADAMS accession number 
for each document referenced in this document (if that document is 
available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is 
referenced. The draft EPFAQs are available electronically under ADAMS 
Accession Number ML13141A641, and are available on the NRC's Web site 
at http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/emerg-preparedness/faq/faq-contactus.html.
     NRC's PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public 
documents at the NRC's PDR, Room O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2013-0113 in the subject line of your 
comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make 
your comment submission available to the public in this docket.
    The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact 
information in comment submissions that you do not want to be publicly 
disclosed. The NRC posts all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as entering the comment submissions into 
ADAMS, and the NRC does not edit comment submissions to remove 
identifying or contact information.
    If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons 
for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to 
include identifying or contact information in their comment submissions 
that they do not want to be publicly disclosed. Your request should 
state that the NRC will not edit comment submissions to remove such 
information before making the comment submissions available to the 
public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS.

II. Background

    The NRC is requesting comment on these draft EPFAQs. This process 
is intended to describe the manner in which the NRC may provide 
interested outside parties an opportunity to share their individual 
views with NRC staff regarding the appropriate response to questions 
raised on the interpretation or applicability of EP guidance issued or 
endorsed by the NRC, before the NRC issues an official response to such 

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, on May 24, 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
William Gott,
Acting Deputy Director for Emergency Preparedness, Division of 
Preparedness and Response, Office of Nuclear Security and Incident 
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