[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 50 (Wednesday, March 14, 2012)]
[Pages 15142-15143]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6152]




Updated Nuclear Regulatory Commission Fiscal Years 2008-2013 
Strategic Plan

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Strategic plan.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (``NRC'' or 
``Commission'') is announcing the availability of NUREG-1614, Volume 5, 
``U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Fiscal Years [FY] 2008-2013 
Strategic Plan,'' dated February 2012. The updated FY 2008-2013 
strategic plan describes the agency's mission and strategic goals, 
which remain unchanged. The NRC's priority continues to be ensuring the 
adequate protection of public health and safety, and promoting the 
common defense and security.

ADDRESSES: 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 online in the NRC Library 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 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's PDR reference staff 
at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by email to [email protected]. 
The updated strategic plan is available electronically in ADAMS under 
Accession No. ML12038A003.
     Federal Rulemaking Web Site: Public comments and 
supporting materials related to this document can be found at http://www.regulations.gov by searching on Docket ID NRC-2011-0233.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James E. Coyle, Office of the Chief 
Financial Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-6087; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Government Performance and Results

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Act Modernization Act of 2010 (GPRAMA) requires that an agency's 
strategic plan be updated for submission to the Congress and the 
President every four years. The NRC has developed an updated strategic 
plan for FY 2008-2013 to replace the agency's existing strategic plan.
    The NRC published the draft strategic plan for FY 2012-2016 in the 
Federal Register for public comment on October 4, 2011 (76 FR 61402). 
NRC's Senior Management reviewed and considered all comments before 
updating the strategic plan. A comment resolution matrix is under ADAMS 
Accession No ML12038A002 reflecting the disposition of the comments 
received by the NRC will be posted on the NRC's Web site (www.nrc.gov), 
along with the updated strategic plan.
    During the review process, the NRC decided to issue the plan as an 
update to the existing FY 2008-2013 strategic plan that was published 
in February 2008. This was due to the fact that there have been no 
substantial changes in the agency's mission and goals. However, to 
comply with the requirements of GPRAMA, the NRC is issuing an updated 
strategic plan. The updated strategic plan also takes into 
consideration the events that have occurred since the publication of 
the previous plan.
    The NRC's updated FY 2008-2013 strategic plan describes the 
agency's mission and strategic goals, which remain unchanged. The NRC's 
priorities continue to be, as always, to ensure the adequate protection 
of public health and safety, promote the common defense and security, 
and protect the environment.
    The updated strategic plan reflects the agency's Safety and 
Security goals, and their associated strategic outcomes. This focus on 
Safety and Security ensures that the NRC remains a strong, independent, 
stable, and effective regulator.
    The updated strategic plan also describes the agency's 
Organizational Excellence strategies of Openness, Effectiveness, and 
Operational Excellence, which characterize the manner in which the 
agency intends to achieve its mission. The plan establishes the 
agency's long-term strategic direction and outcomes, and provides a 
foundation to guide the NRC's work and to allocate the NRC's resources.
    Stakeholder feedback has been valuable in helping the Commission 
develop an updated plan that has the benefit of the many views in the 
regulated civilian nuclear industry.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 1st day of March, 2012.

    For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Jennifer Golder,
Director, Office of the Chief Financial Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-6152 Filed 3-13-12; 8:45 am]