[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 14 (Monday, January 23, 2012)]
[Page 3288]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-1213]




Receipt of Request for Action

    Notice is hereby given that by petition dated July 27, 2011, the 
Natural Resources Defense Council (petitioner) has requested that the 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) order licensees to comply with 
12 specific recommendations in the NRC Near-Term Task Force (NTTF) 
Report, ``Recommendations for Enhancing Reactor Safety in the 21st 
Century,'' of July 12, 2011 (Agencywide Documents Access and Management 
System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML111861807). As the basis for this 
request, the petitioner cites the NTTF Report as the rationale and 
basis of the petition.
    The request is being treated pursuant to Title 10 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 2.206 of the Commission's regulations. The 
request has been referred to the Director of the Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation (NRR). As provided by 10 CFR 2.206, appropriate 
action will be taken on this petition within a reasonable time. The 
petitioner declined an opportunity to address the NRR Petition Review 
Board (PRB). After meeting internally, the PRB's decision was to accept 
the petition for review. Additionally, the PRB noted that the topic of 
the petition is undergoing NRC review as part of the lessons-learned 
from the Fukushima event. The PRB intends to use the Fukushima review 
to inform its final decision on whether to implement the requested 
    A copy of the petition (ADAMS Accession No. ML11216A085) is 
available for inspection at the NRC's Public Document Room (PDR), 
located at One White Flint North, Room O1-F21, 11555 Rockville Pike 
(first floor), Rockville, Maryland 20874. Publicly available documents 
created or received at the NRC are accessible electronically through 
ADAMS in the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. 
Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in 
accessing the documents located in ADAMS should contact the NRC PDR 
Reference staff by telephone at 1-(800) 397-4209 or (301) 415-4737, or 
by email to [email protected].

    Dated December 28, 2011, at Rockville, Maryland.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Bruce A. Boger,
Deputy Director for Reactor Safety Programs, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
[FR Doc. 2012-1213 Filed 1-20-12; 8:45 am]