[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 95 (Tuesday, May 18, 2010)]
[Pages 27840-27841]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-11823]



Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the 
ACRS Subcommittee on Radiation Protection and Nuclear Materials

    The ACRS Subcommittee on Radiation Protection and Nuclear Materials 
will hold a meeting on May 18, 2010, Room T-2B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, Maryland. The entire meeting will be open to public 
attendance. The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows:
    Tuesday, May 18, 2010--8:30 a.m. until 12 p.m.
    The Subcommittee will discuss the Rulemaking on 10 CFR part 40 
(Proposed Rulemaking on Distribution of Source Material to Exempt 
Persons and to General Licensees and Revision of General License and 
Exemptions) amending 10 CFR parts 30, 40, 70, 170, and 171. These 
proposed amendments

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add new specific licensing requirements, reporting requirements, and 
fees for the initial distribution of products and materials containing 
source material for receipt under an exemption or the general license 
in Sec.  40.22, ``Small quantities of source material.'' Source 
material is uranium and thorium or ores containing uranium and thorium 
in concentrations greater than 0.05 percent by weight of the uranium or 
thorium. In addition, the proposed amendments modify the existing 
possession and use requirements for the general license in Sec.  40.22 
to better align the requirements with current health and safety 
standards. Finally, the proposed amendments revise, clarify, or delete 
certain licensing exemptions (also known as ``unimportant quantities'') 
in order to make the requirements for those exemptions more risk 
    The Subcommittee will hear presentations by and hold discussions 
with representatives of the NRC staff, stakeholders, and other 
interested persons regarding this matter. The Subcommittee will gather 
information, analyze relevant issues and facts, and formulate proposed 
positions and actions, as appropriate, for deliberation by the Full 
    Members of the public desiring to provide oral statements and/or 
written comments should notify the Designated Federal Official (DFO), 
Mr. Neil Coleman (Telephone 301-415-7656 or E-mail 
[email protected]) five days prior to the meeting, if possible, so 
that appropriate arrangements can be made. Thirty-five hard copies of 
each presentation or handout should be provided to the DFO thirty 
minutes before the meeting. In addition, one electronic copy of each 
presentation should be e-mailed to the DFO one day before the meeting. 
If an electronic copy cannot be provided within this timeframe, 
presenters should provide the DFO with a CD containing each 
presentation at least thirty minutes before the meeting. Electronic 
recordings will be permitted only during those portions of the meeting 
that are open to the public. Detailed procedures for the conduct of and 
participation in ACRS meetings were published in the Federal Register 
on October 14, 2009 (74 FR 58268-58269).
    Detailed meeting agendas and meeting transcripts are available on 
the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/acrs. 
Information regarding topics to be discussed, changes to the agenda, 
whether the meeting has been canceled or rescheduled, and the time 
allotted to present oral statements can be obtained from the Web site 
cited above or by contacting the identified DFO. Moreover, in view of 
the possibility that the schedule for ACRS meetings may be adjusted by 
the Chairman as necessary to facilitate the conduct of the meeting, 
persons planning to attend should check with these references if such 
rescheduling would result in a major inconvenience.

    Dated: May 6, 2010.
Antonio Dias,
Chief, Reactor Safety Branch B, Advisory Committee on Reactor 
[FR Doc. 2010-11823 Filed 5-17-10; 8:45 am]