[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 188 (Thursday, September 29, 2005)]
[Pages 56940-56941]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-19447]



Draft Report for Comment: Office of Nuclear Material Safety and 
Safeguards Consolidated Decommissioning Guidance: Updates To Implement 
the License Termination Rule Analysis

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) Office of 
Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards (NMSS) has issued NUREG-1757, 
Supplement 1, ``Consolidated NMSS Decommissioning Guidance: Updates to 
Implement the License Termination Rule Analysis, Draft Report for 
Comment'' for public comment.

DATES: Comments on this draft document should be submitted by December 
30, 2005. Comments received after that date will be considered, if it 
is practical to do so.

ADDRESSES: NUREG-1757, Supplement 1, is available for inspection and 
copying for a fee at the Commission's Public Document Room, NRC's 
Headquarters Building, 11555 Rockville Pike (First Floor), Rockville, 
Maryland. The Public Document Room is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays. NUREG-1757 is also 
available electronically on the NRC Web site at: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/sr1757/s1/, and from the ADAMS 
Electronic Reading Room on the NRC Web site at: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html.
    Members of the public are invited and encouraged to submit written 
comments. Comments may be accompanied by additional relevant 
information or supporting data. A number of methods may be used to 
submit comments. Written comments should be mailed to Chief, Rules 
Review and Directives Branch, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Mail 
Stop T6-D59, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Hand-deliver comments to: 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., Federal 
workdays. Comments may be submitted electronically to the NRC staff by 
the Internet at: [email protected]. Comments also may be submitted 
electronically through the comment form available on the NRC Web site 
at: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/sr1757/s1/.
    Please specify the report number NUREG-1757, Supplement 1, draft, 

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your comments, and send your comments by December 30, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Duane W. Schmidt, Mail Stop T-7E18, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. 
Telephone: (301) 415-6919; Internet: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In September 2003, the NRC published a 
three-volume NUREG report, NUREG-1757, ``Consolidated NMSS 
Decommissioning Guidance.'' That report provides guidance on: planning 
and implementing license termination under the License Termination 
Rule, in 10 CFR part 20, subpart E; complying with the radiological 
criteria for license termination; and complying with the requirements 
for financial assurance and recordkeeping for decommissioning and 
timeliness in decommissioning materials facilities. The draft 
Supplement 1, ``Consolidated NMSS Decommissioning Guidance: Updates to 
Implement the License Termination Rule Analysis'' (NUREG-1757, 
Supplement 1), is the first of periodic updates to reflect current NRC 
decommissioning policy.
    Draft Supplement 1 provides proposed additions and updates to 
guidance addressing the following issues, which were explored in an NRC 
staff analysis of the implementation of the License Termination Rule: 
restricted use and institutional controls; on-site disposal of 
radioactive materials; scenario justification based on reasonably 
foreseeable land use; intentional mixing of contaminated soil; and 
removal of material after license termination. It also provides new and 
revised guidance to address several other issues. NRC is seeking public 
comment in order to receive feedback from the widest range of 
interested parties and to ensure that all information relevant to 
developing the document is available to the NRC staff. The NRC will 
review public comments received on the draft document. Suggested 
changes will be incorporated, where appropriate, and a final document 
will be issued for use. When finalized, the guidance is intended for 
use by NRC staff, licensees, and the public.
    Draft Supplement 1 is issued for comment only and is not intended 
for interim use.

    Dated at Rockville, MD, this 23rd day of September, 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Andrew Persinko,
Acting Deputy Director, Decommissioning Directorate, Division of Waste 
Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Nuclear Material 
Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. 05-19447 Filed 9-28-05; 8:45 am]