[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 126 (Monday, July 1, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 39190]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-15687]

Proposed Rules
                                                Federal Register

This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.


Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 126 / Monday, July 1, 2013 / Proposed 

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10 CFR Part 26

RIN 3150-AI67

Revisions to Fitness for Duty Programs' Drug Testing Requirements

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Regulatory basis.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is making 
available the regulatory basis for the ongoing proposed rulemaking 
effort to amend its regulations regarding drug testing requirements in 
NRC licensees' fitness for duty programs. The regulatory basis 
documents the reasoning upon which the NRC determined rulemaking was 
the appropriate course of action. In this regulatory basis, the NRC 
recommends developing a proposed rule that would enhance the ability of 
NRC licensees to detect and deter drug use and the alignment of the 
NRC's regulations with select drug testing provisions in the U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services' ``Mandatory Guidelines for 
Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs'' issued in 2008.

DATES: At this time, the NRC is not soliciting formal public comments 
on the materials identified in this document. There will be an 
opportunity for formal public comment on the proposed rule when it is 
published in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2009-0225 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, using any of the following 
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2009-0225. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-492-
3668; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact 
the individuals listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
of this document.
     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 pdr.resource@nrc.gov. 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 
     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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott C. Sloan, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-1619; email: Scott.Sloan@nrc.gov.


Additional Documents and Public Meetings

    As the NRC continues its ongoing proposed rulemaking effort to 
amend the drug testing requirements of part 26 of Title 10 of the Code 
of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), the NRC will periodically make 
preliminary draft documents publicly available on the Federal 
rulemaking Web site, www.regulations.gov, under docket ID NRC-2009-
0225. The availability of these documents informs stakeholders of the 
current status of the NRC's rulemaking development activities and 
provides preparatory material for future public meetings. The NRC is 
not instituting a public comment period on these materials, but the 
public is encouraged to participate in related public meetings. In 
addition, the public will be given ample opportunity to provide 
comments on the proposed rule upon its publication in the Federal 
Register. The NRC will post meeting notices to the NRC's Public Meeting 
Schedule Web site, http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/public-meetings/index.cfm, 10 days prior to any meeting dates. Additional documents 
related to this proposed rulemaking, including meeting notices, will be 
made publically available on the Federal rulemaking Web site at https://www.regulations.gov, under Docket ID NRC-2009-0225. The Federal 
rulemaking Web site allows you to receive alerts when changes or 
additions occur in a docket folder. To subscribe: (1) Navigate to the 
docket folder (NRC-2009-0225); (2) click the ``Email Alert'' link; and 
(3) enter your email address and select how frequently you would like 
to receive emails (daily, weekly, or monthly).

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 19th day of June, 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Lawrence E. Kokajko,
Director, Division of Policy and Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2013-15687 Filed 6-28-13; 8:45 am]