2018-08190. Program-Specific Guidance About Irradiator Licenses and Program-Specific Guidance About Academic, Research and Development, and Other Licenses of Limited Scope, Including Electron Capture Devices and X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzers  

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    AGENCY:

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

    ACTION:

    NUREG; issuance.

    SUMMARY:

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued Revision 1 to NUREG-1556, Volume 6, “Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance About 10 CFR part 36 Irradiator Licenses,” and Volume 7, “Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance About Academic, Research and Development, and Other Licenses of Limited Scope, Including Electron Capture Devices and X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzers.” NUREG-1556 Volumes 6 and 7 have been revised to include information on updated regulatory requirements, safety culture, security of radioactive materials, protection of sensitive information, and changes in regulatory policies and practices. These volumes are intended for use by applicants, licensees, and the NRC staff.

    DATES:

    NUREG 1556, Volume 6, Revision 1, was published in January, 2018, and Volume 7, Revision 1, was published in February, 2018.

    ADDRESSES:

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC 2013-0185 (Volume 6, Revision 1) and NRC-2014-0005 (Volume 7, Revision 1) when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding these documents. You may obtain publicly-available information related to these documents using any of the following methods:

    • Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2013-0185 or NRC-2014-0005. Address questions about NRC dockets to Jennifer Borges; telephone: 301-287-9127; email: Jennifer.Borges@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document.
    • NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may obtain publicly-available documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection 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. NUREG-1556, Volumes 6 and 7, Revision 1, are located at ADAMS Accession Numbers ML18026A698 and ML18065A006, respectively. These documents are also available on the NRC's public website at http://www.nrc.gov/​reading-rm/​doc-collections/​nuregs/​staff/​sr1556/​ under “Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses (NUREG-1556).”
    • 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.
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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Anthony McMurtray, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-2746; email: Anthony.McMurtray@nrc.gov.

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    I. Discussion

    The NRC issued revisions to NUREG-1556, Volumes 6 and 7, to provide guidance to existing materials licensees covered under these types of licenses and to applicants preparing an application for one of these types of materials licenses. These NUREG volumes also provide the NRC staff with criteria for evaluating these types of license applications. The purpose of this notice is to notify the public that the Start Printed Page 17451NUREG-1556 volumes listed in this Federal Register notice were issued as final reports.

    II. Additional Information

    The NRC published notices of the availability of the draft report for comment versions of NUREG-1556, Volume 6, Revision 1 in the Federal Register on August 30, 2013 (78 FR 53791) and Volume 7, Revision 1 in the Federal Register on January 27, 2014 (79 FR 4361). Both of these volumes were published for a 30-day public comment period. The public comment period closed for Volume 6 on September 30, 2013 and for Volume 7 on February 26, 2014. Public comments and the NRC staff responses to the public comments for NUREG-1556, Volume 6, Revision 1 are available under ADAMS Accession No. ML16103A250. Public comments and the NRC staff responses to the public comments for NUREG-1556, Volume 7, Revision 1 are available under ADAMS Accession No. ML16308A182.

    III. Congressional Review Act

    These NUREG volumes are rules as defined in the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801-808). However, the Office of Management and Budget has not found these NUREG revisions to be major rules as defined in the Congressional Review Act.

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    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 13th day of April, 2018.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

    Kevin Williams,

    Acting Director, Division of Materials Safety, Security, State and Tribal Programs, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.

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    [FR Doc. 2018-08190 Filed 4-18-18; 8:45 am]

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Document Information

Published:
04/19/2018
Department:
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
EntryType:
Notice
Action:
NUREG; issuance.
Document Number:
2018-08190
Dates:
NUREG 1556, Volume 6, Revision 1, was published in January, 2018, and Volume 7, Revision 1, was published in February, 2018.
Pages:
17450-17451 (2 pages)
Docket Numbers:
NRC-2013-0185 and NRC-2014-0005
SectionNoes:
PDF File:
2018-08190.pdf