[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 123 (Monday, June 28, 2010)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 36505-36506]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-15627]

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10 CFR Part 73


Notice of Public Webinar To Discuss the Applicability of 10 CFR 
73.55 Requirements to Part 50 Licensees With Facilities in 
Decommissioning or Decommissioned Status

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Notice of public Webinar.


SUMMARY: The NRC will hold a public Webinar with 16 Part 50 licensees 
in decommissioning or decommissioned status affected by the current 
requirements in Title 10 of the Code of the Federal Regulations (10 
CFR) 73.55 (March 27, 2009; 74 FR 13925) and the other stakeholders. 
The purpose of this Webinar is to discuss the applicability of those 
security requirements to licensees with facilities in decommissioning 
or decommissioned status.

DATES: The public Webinar will be held on Tuesday July 20, 2010, from 1 
p.m. to 3 p.m. (eastern daylight time).

ADDRESSES: 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.
    Federal Rulemaking Web site: Supporting materials related to this 
notice can be found at http://www.regulations.gov by searching on 
Docket ID: NRC-2008-0019.
    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 power point presentation developed for the 
Webinar is under ADAMS Accession No. ML101410686.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike D'Ettore, Office of Nuclear 
Security and Incident Response, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; e-mail: [email protected]; or (301) 



    The current 10 CFR 73.55 became effective on May 26, 2009, with 
compliance required by March 31, 2010. The NRC believes that Part 50 
licensees with facilities in decommissioning or decommissioned status 
(e.g., a Part 50 licensee with a decommissioned facility or a Part 50 
licensee that has only a general licensed Independent Spent Fuel 
Storage Installation (ISFSI) under 10 CFR 72.210 with no plant or a 
plant in decommissioning status) may not have recognized the 
applicability of this regulation to their facility. The purpose of this 
Webinar, therefore, is to clarify the applicability of the current 10 
CFR 73.55 to all Part 50 licensees including those with facilities in 
decommissioning or decommissioned status.
    Specifically, the NRC seeks to provide clarity that 10 CFR 73.55 
does in fact apply to Part 50 licensees with decommissioned facilities 
or facilities in a decommissioning status. These licensees include 
those Part 50 licensees with a facility in decommissioning status and a 
Part 50 licensee with a general license ISFSI under 10 CFR 72.212 with 
no plant or a plant in decommissioned status. The desired outcome of 
this Webinar is a mutual understanding of the applicability of the Part 
10 CFR 73.55 Regulations, as well as a path forward to ensure 
compliance by the affected licensee.
    The NRC believes that there are currently no security or health and 
safety gaps at these facilities even as they may not be in compliance 
with the current 10 CFR 73.55 because the licensees' security programs 
meet the baseline requirements of the previous version of 10 CFR 73.55 
and meet the requirements in subsequent security orders. In fact, the 
statement of considerations for this regulation notes (March 27, 2009; 
74 FR 13925) that, with the exception of cyber security, the majority 
of security plan changes are likely minimal and are not likely to 
decrease the effectiveness of licensee's current plan; and some changes 
could require a license amendment or an exemption.
    The NRC has not identified any specific questions for public and 
stakeholder input.

Availability of Documents

    The following table indicates the related documents that are 
available to the public and how they may be obtained. See the ADDRESSES 
section of this document for information on the physical locations and 
Web sites to access these documents.

                                                                                              Electronic reading
                      Document                                PDR                 Web            room (ADAMS)
Webinar Power Point Presentation....................                  X                   X         ML101410686

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    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 18th day of June 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Michael C. Layton,
Deputy Director, Division of Security Policy, Office of Nuclear 
Security and Incident Response.
[FR Doc. 2010-15627 Filed 6-25-10; 8:45 am]