2018-12351. Clarification of Export Reporting Requirements for Nuclear Facilities, Equipment, and Non-Nuclear Materials  

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    AGENCY:

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

    ACTION:

    Draft regulatory issue summary; request for comment.

    SUMMARY:

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking public comment on a draft regulatory issue summary (RIS) to clarify the reporting requirements for certain exports of nuclear facilities, equipment, and non-nuclear materials.

    DATES:

    Submit comments by August 7, 2018. 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 before this date.

    ADDRESSES:

    You may submit comments by any of the following methods:

    • Federal Rulemaking website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2018-0113. 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.
    • Mail comments to: May Ma, Office of Administration, Mail Stop: TWFN-7-A60M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.

    For additional direction on obtaining information and submitting comments, see “Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments” in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Andrea Jones, Office of International Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-287-9072, email: Andrea.Jones2@nrc.gov.

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

    A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2018-0113 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 http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2018-0113.
    • 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. The Draft NRC Regulatory Issue Summary (RIS) 2018-XX, “Clarification of Export Reporting Requirements for Nuclear Facilities, Equipment, and Non-Nuclear Materials,” is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML17338A944.
    • 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-2018-0113 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 http://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.

    II. Background

    The RIS is intended for all persons that are required to report exports of nuclear materials, equipment, and non-nuclear materials under part 110 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), “Export and Import of Nuclear Equipment and Material.” Specifically, the RIS is intended to clarify the reporting requirements under 10 CFR 110.54(a)(1). The regulation in 10 CFR 110.54(a)(1) states, in part, that licensees exporting nuclear facilities, equipment, and certain non-nuclear materials under a general or specific license during the previous quarter must submit reports by January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15 of each year on DOC/NRC Forms AP-M or AP-13, and associated forms. The draft RIS includes information relating to this reporting requirement and clarifies that the quarterly reporting requirement is in addition to, and not obviated by, the separate NRC annual reporting requirement in 10 CFR 110.54(c).

    The NRC issues RISs to communicate with stakeholders on a broad range of matters. This may include communicating and clarifying NRC technical or policy positions on regulatory matters that have not been communicated to, or are not broadly understood by, the nuclear industry. As noted in 83 FR 20858 (May 8, 2018), this document is being published in the Proposed Rules section of the Federal Register to comply with publication requirements under 1 CFR chapter I.

    Proposed Action

    The NRC is requesting public comments on the draft RIS. All comments that are to receive consideration in the final RIS must still be submitted electronically or in writing as indicated in the ADDRESSES section of this document. The NRC staff will make a final determination regarding issuance of the RIS after it considers any public comments received in response to this request.

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    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 5th day of June 2018.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

    Tanya M. Mensah,

    Senior Project Manager, ROP Support and Generic Communications Branch, Division of Inspection and Regional Support, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.

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    [FR Doc. 2018-12351 Filed 6-7-18; 8:45 am]

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Document Information

Published:
06/08/2018
Department:
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
EntryType:
Proposed Rule
Action:
Draft regulatory issue summary; request for comment.
Document Number:
2018-12351
Dates:
Submit comments by August 7, 2018. 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 before this date.
Pages:
26611-26612 (2 pages)
Docket Numbers:
NRC-2018-0113
SectionNoes:
PDF File:
2018-12351.pdf
CFR: (1)
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