by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on 12/27/2022.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Regulatory basis; extension of comment period.
On November 9, 2022, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requested comments on a regulatory basis to support a rulemaking that would amend its regulations for nonemergency event notifications. The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on January 9, 2023. The NRC is extending the comment period to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments.
The due date of comments requested in the document published on November 9, 2022 (87 FR 67571), is extended. Comments should be filed no later than January 31, 2023. Comments received after this date will be considered, if it is practical to do so, but the Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date.
You may submit comments by any of the following methods; however, the NRC encourages electronic comment submission through the Federal rulemaking website:
• Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2020-0036. Address questions about NRC dockets to Dawn Forder; telephone: 301-415-3407; email: Dawn.Forder@nrc.gov. For technical questions contact the individuals listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document.
• Email comments to: Rulemaking.Comments@nrc.gov. If you do not receive an automatic email reply confirming receipt, then contact us at 301-415-1677.
For additional direction on obtaining information and submitting comments, see “Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments” in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Alexa Sieracki, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-301-7509; email: Alexa.Sieracki@nrc.gov; or Brian Benney, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-2767; email: Brian.Benney@nrc.gov.
I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments
A. Obtaining Information
Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2020-0036 (formerly Docket ID NRC-2018-0201) for the associated petition for rulemaking) when contacting the NRC about the availability of information for this action. You may obtain publicly available information related to this action by any of the following methods:
• Federal Rulemaking website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2020-0036 (or Docket ID NRC-2018-0201 for the associated petition for rulemaking).
• NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may obtain publicly available documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection at https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the search, 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. For the convenience of the reader, instructions about obtaining materials referenced in this document are provided in the “Availability of Documents” section.
• NRC's PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public documents, by appointment, at the NRC's PDR, Room P1 B35, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. To make an appointment to visit the PDR, please send an email to PDR.Resource@nrc.gov or call 1-800-397-4209 or 301-415-4737, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
B. Submitting Comments
The NRC encourages electronic comment submission through the Federal rulemaking website ( https://www.regulations.gov). Please include Docket ID NRC-2020-0036 in your comment submission.
The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact information that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your comment submission. The NRC will post all comment submissions at https://www.regulations.gov as well as enter the comment submissions into ADAMS. The NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove identifying or contact information.
If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove such information before making the comment submissions available to the public or entering the comment into ADAMS.
On November 9, 2022, the NRC requested comments on a regulatory basis to support a rulemaking that would amend its regulations for nonemergency event notifications, evaluate the current requirements and guidance for immediate notification of nonemergency events for operating nuclear power reactors and assess whether the requirements present an unnecessary reporting burden.
The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on January 9. 2023. The NRC has decided to extend the public comment period on this document until January 31, 2023, to allow more time for members of the public to submit their comments.
The NRC may post materials related to this document, including public comments, on the Federal rulemaking website at https://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID NRC-2020-0036. In addition, the Federal rulemaking website allows members of the public to receive alerts when changes or additions occur in a docket folder. To subscribe: (1) navigate to the docket folder (NRC-2020-0036); (2) click the “Subscribe” link; and (3) enter an email address and click on the “Subscribe” link.
Dated: December 19, 2022.
For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Christopher M. Regan,
Director, Division of Rulemaking, Environmental, and Financial Support Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. 2022-27979 Filed 12-23-22; 8:45 am]
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