[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 65 (Friday, April 4, 2014)]
[Page 18896]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-07571]



Update on Reimbursement for Costs of Remedial Action at Uranium 
and Thorium Processing Sites

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of the Title X claims during fiscal year (FY) 2014.


SUMMARY: In light of the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations 
Act, 2014 (Pub. L. 113-76), funds were not made available in FY 2014 to 
the Department of Energy (DOE) for reimbursement for cleanup work 
performed by licensees at eligible uranium and thorium processing sites 
in accordance with Title X of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (Pub. L. 
102-486). However, licensees may submit their claims for cleanup work 
with the understanding that DOE may be able to perform audits/financial 
review on the claims but cannot provide licensees with reimbursements. 
If licensees do not submit claims in FY 2014, they can do so the 
following year. In order to keep an accurate account of claims, DOE 
will continue to provide an annual status report or report letter on 
reimbursements to licensees of eligible uranium and thorium processing 
sites. If licensees submit claims in FY 2014, those licensees are not 
required to resubmit those same claims in later years.

DATES: If claims are submitted during FY 2014 for cleanup work, the 
closing date is September 30, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Claims should be forwarded by certified or registered mail, 
return receipt requested, to U.S. Department of Energy, Office of 
Legacy Management, Attn: David Shafer, Title X Coordinator, 2597 Legacy 
Way, Grand Junction, Colorado 81503. Two copies of the claim should be 
included with each submission.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Theresa Kliczewski at (202) 
586-3301 of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental 
Management, Office of Disposition Planning & Policy.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DOE published a final rule under 10 CFR part 
765 in the Federal Register on May 23, 1994, (59 FR 26714) to carry out 
the requirements of Title X of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (sections 
1001-1004 of Public Law 102-486, 42 U.S.C. 2296a et seq.) and to 
establish the procedures for eligible licensees to submit claims for 
reimbursement. DOE amended the final rule on June 3, 2003, (68 FR 
32955) to adopt several technical and administrative amendments (e.g., 
statutory increases in the reimbursement ceilings). Title X requires 
DOE to reimburse eligible uranium and thorium licensees for certain 
costs of decontamination, decommissioning, reclamation, and other 
remedial action incurred by licensees at uranium and thorium processing 
sites to remediate byproduct material generated as an incident of sales 
to the United States Government. To be reimbursable, costs of remedial 
action must be for work which is necessary to comply with applicable 
requirements of the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 
(42 U.S.C. 7901 et seq.) or, where appropriate, with requirements 
established by a State pursuant to a discontinuance agreement under 
section 274 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2021). Claims 
for reimbursement must be supported by reasonable documentation as 
determined by DOE in accordance with 10 CFR part 765. Funds for 
reimbursement will be provided from the Uranium Enrichment 
Decontamination and Decommissioning Fund established at the Department 
of Treasury pursuant to section 1801 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 
(42 U.S.C. 2297g). Payment or obligation of funds shall be subject to 
the requirements of the Anti-Deficiency Act (31 U.S.C. 1341).

    Authority:  Section 1001-1004 of Public Law 102-486, 106 Stat. 
2776 (42 U.S.C. 2296a et seq.).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 28, 2014.
Mark Senderling,
Director, Office of Disposition Planning & Policy, Office of 
Environmental Management.
[FR Doc. 2014-07571 Filed 4-3-14; 8:45 am]