[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 7 (Tuesday, January 12, 2010)]
[Pages 1656-1657]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-335]




Draft Safety Culture Policy Statement: Request for Public 
Comments; Extension of Comment Period

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Issuance of draft safety culture policy statement and notice of 
opportunity for public comment; Extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: On November 6, 2009, (74 FR 57525) (ML093030375), the Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission (NRC) published for public comment a draft policy 
statement on safety culture to include the unique aspects of nuclear 
safety and security, and to note the Commission's expectations that all 
NRC licensees and certificate holders establish and maintain a positive 
safety culture that protects public health and safety and the common 
defense and security when carrying out licensed activities. The comment 
period was scheduled to expire on February 4, 2010, which coincides 
with the final day of the first of three public workshops the NRC is 
conducting to solicit input relating to the development of the safety 
culture policy statement, including: (1) development of a common safety 
culture definition; and (2) development of high-level

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description/traits of areas important to safety culture. Based on 
comments from licensees that these workshops may stimulate additional 
comments on the final draft policy statement, the NRC has decided to 
extend the comment period on the draft policy statement from February 
4, 2010, to March 1, 2010.

DATES: The comment period has been extended and now expires on March 1, 
2010. 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 one of the following methods. 
Please include Docket ID NRC-2009-0485 in the subject line of your 
comments. Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be 
posted on the NRC Web site and on the Federal rulemaking Web site 
Regulations.gov. Because your comments will not be edited to remove any 
identifying or contact information, the NRC cautions you against 
including any information in your submission that you do not want to be 
publicly disclosed.
    The NRC requests that any party soliciting or aggregating comments 
received from other persons for submission to the NRC inform those 
persons that the NRC will not edit their comments to remove any 
identifying or contact information, and therefore, they should not 
include any information in their comments that they do not want 
publicly disclosed.
    Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and 
search for documents filed under Docket ID NRC-2009-0485. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher, 301-492-3668; e-mail 
[email protected].
    Mail comments to: Michael T. Lesar, Chief, Rulemaking and 
Directives Branch (RDB), Division of Administrative Services, Office of 
Administration, Mail Stop: TWB-05-B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, or by fax to RDB at (301) 492-
    You can access publicly available documents related to this notice 
using the following methods:
    NRC's Public Document Room (PDR): The public may examine and have 
copied for a fee publicly available documents at the NRC's PDR, Public 
File Area O1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, Maryland.
    NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): 
Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are 
available electronically at the NRC's Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this page, the public can gain 
entry into ADAMS, which provides text and image files of NRC's public 
documents. If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems 
in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC's PDR 
reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by e-mail to 
[email protected]. The Draft Safety Culture Policy Statement is 
available electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML093030375.
    Federal Rulemaking Web site: Public comments and supporting 
materials related to this notice can be found at http://www.regulations.gov by searching on Docket ID: NRC-2009-0485.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alexander Sapountzis, Office of 
Enforcement, Mail Stop O-4 A15A, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001, or by e-mail to [email protected] 
or Maria E. Schwartz, Office of Enforcement, Mail Stop O-4 A15A, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, or by e-mail 
to [email protected].

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission:

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 5th day of January 2010.
Roy P. Zimmerman,
Director, Office of Enforcement.
[FR Doc. 2010-335 Filed 1-11-10; 8:45 am]