[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 243 (Monday, December 20, 2010)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 79312]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-31852]

Proposed Rules
                                                Federal Register

This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.


Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 243 / Monday, December 20, 2010 / 
Proposed Rules

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10 CFR Part 73

RIN 3150-AI25

Requirements for Fingerprint-Based Criminal History Records 
Checks for Individuals Seeking Unescorted Access to Research or Test 

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is reopening the 
public comment period for the proposed rule that was published on July 
10, 2010. The proposed rule would amend the NRC's regulations by 
requiring research and test reactor licensees to obtain a fingerprint-
based criminal history records check before granting any individual 
unescorted access to their facilities. The comment period for this 
proposed rule, which closed on October 4, 2010, is reopened and will 
remain open until January 31, 2011.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published July 10, 2010 
(75 FR 42000), has been reopened and now closes on January 31, 2011. 
Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical 
to do so, but the NRC is able to assure consideration only for comments 
received on or before this date.

ADDRESSES: Please include Docket ID NRC-2008-0619 in the subject line 
of your comments. For instructions on submitting comments see the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. You may submit 
comments by any one of the following methods.
    Federal rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and 
search for documents filed under Docket ID NRC-2008-0619. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher, telephone: 301-492-
3668; e-mail: [email protected].
    Mail comments to: Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001, ATTN: Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff.
    E-mail comments to: [email protected]. If you do not 
receive a reply e-mail confirming that we have received your comments, 
contact us directly at 301-415-1966.
    Hand deliver comments to: 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 
20852 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. during Federal workdays 
(telephone: 301-415-1966).
    Fax comments to: Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission at 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Jason Lising, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-3841; e-mail [email protected]; or 
Timothy A. Reed, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-
1462; e-mail [email protected].


Submitting Comments and Accessing Information

    Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be posted 
on the NRC Web site and on the Federal rulemaking Web site, http://www.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.
    You can access publicly available documents related to this 
document 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, Room 
O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, 
Maryland 20852.
    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].
    Federal rulemaking Web site: Public comments and supporting 
materials related to this proposed rule can be found at http://www.regulations.gov by searching on Docket ID NRC-2008-0619.

Extension Request

    On October 3, 2010, Stephen Miller representing The National 
Organization of Test, Research, and Training Reactors, requested an 
extension of the public comment period until January 31, 2011 (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML102790180). The Commission has granted your request. 
Therefore, the NRC is reopening the public comment period until January 
31, 2011.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 14th day of December 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Annette L. Vietti-Cook,
Secretary of the Commission.
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