[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 223 (Tuesday, November 19, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 69286-69287]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-27140]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

10 CFR Part 95

[NRC-2011-0268]
RIN 3150-AJ07


Facility Security Clearance and Safeguarding of National Security 
Information and Restricted Data

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Direct final rule; confirmation of effective date.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the 
effective date of October 21, 2013, for the direct final rule that was 
published in the Federal Register on August 7, 2013. This direct final 
rule updated the NRC's regulations to standardize the frequency of 
required security education training for employees of NRC licensees 
possessing security clearances so that such training will be conducted 
annually consistent with the objectives of Executive Order 13526, 
Classified National Security Information. In addition, this direct 
final rule allowed licensees flexibility in determining the means and 
methods for providing this training, established uniformity in the 
frequency of licensee security education and training programs, and 
enhanced the protection of classified information.

DATES: The effective date of October 21, 2013, is confirmed for this 
direct final rule.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2011-0268 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may access publicly-available information related to this document 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2011-0268. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-
3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact 
the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this document.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may access publicly available documents online in the NRC 
Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the 
search, select ``ADAMS Public Documents'' and then select ``Begin Web-
based ADAMS Search.'' For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC's 
Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-
4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov.
     NRC's PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public 
documents at the NRC's PDR, Room O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel W. Lenehan, Office of the 
General Counsel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-3501; email: Daniel.Lenehan@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 7, 2013 (78 FR 48037), the NRC 
published a direct final rule that amended its regulations in Sec.  
95.33 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The direct final 
rule amendments required NRC licensees (or their designees) to conduct 
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information security refresher briefings for all cleared employees at 
least annually and to provide derivative classification training for 
employees authorized to apply derivative classifications before 
exercising this authority and then at least once every 2 years 
thereafter. This direct final rule also gave licensees flexibility in 
determining the means and methods for providing this training. In the 
direct final rule, the NRC stated that if any significant adverse 
comments were received on the companion proposed rule by September 6, 
2013 (78 FR 48076; August 7, 2013), a notice of timely withdrawal of 
the direct final rule would be published in the Federal Register. A 
significant adverse comment is one where a commenter explains why the 
rule would be inappropriate, including challenges to its underlying 
premise or approach, or would be ineffective, or unacceptable without a 
change. The NRC did not receive any comments that warranted withdrawal 
of the direct final rule. Therefore, this direct final rule was 
effective as scheduled.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 7th day of November 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Cindy Bladey,
Chief, Rules, Announcements, and Directives Branch, Office of 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-27140 Filed 11-18-13; 8:45 am]
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