[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 227 (Friday, November 26, 2010)]
[Page 72845]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-29760]




Notice of Availability; NUREG-1307, Revision 14, ``Report on 
Waste Burial Charges Changes in Decommissioning Waste Disposal Costs at 
Low-Level Waste Burial Facilities''

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.


SUMMARY: The NRC is announcing the completion and availability of 
NUREG-1307, Revision 14, ``Report on Waste Burial Charges,'' dated 
November 2010, which updates the cost factor for disposal 
(Bx) that a licensee uses when calculating the minimum 
amount of decommissioning funding assurance required, based on changes 
in waste disposal charges since the previous revision.

ADDRESSES: NUREG-1307 may be purchased from The Superintendent of 
Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, P.O. Box 37082, Washington, 
DC 20402-9328: http://www.access.gop.gov/sudocs: 202-512-1800; or The 
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161-
0002; http://www.ntis.gov; or locally, 703-605-6000. The publication 
may be viewed electronically on the public computers located at the 
NRC's Public Document Room (PDR), One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Room O1-F21, Rockville, Maryland. The PDR reproduction 
contractor will copy documents for a fee. The public can gain entry 
into the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS) through the agency's public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov. 
This Web site provides text and image files of the 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 PDR 
Reference Staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737 or by e-mail to 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clayton L. Pittiglio, Office of 
Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Division of Policy and Rulemaking, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555, telephone (301) 
415-1435, e-mail [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A requirement placed upon nuclear power 
reactor licensees by the NRC is that licensees must annually adjust the 
estimate of the cost of decommissioning their plants, in dollars of the 
current year, as part of the process to provide reasonable assurance 
that adequate funds for decommissioning will be available when needed. 
This report, which is revised periodically, explains the formula that 
is acceptable to the NRC for determining the minimum decommissioning 
fund requirements for nuclear power plants. The sources of information 
used in the formula are identified, and the values developed for the 
estimation of radioactive waste burial/disposition costs, by site and 
by year, are given.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, November 15, 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Theodore R. Quay,
Deputy Director, Division of Policy and Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-29760 Filed 11-24-10; 8:45 am]