[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 108 (Thursday, June 5, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 32521-32522]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-12953]



40 CFR Part 190

[EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0689; FRL 9911-65-OAR]
RIN 2060-AR12

Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Nuclear Power 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment 


SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing an 
extension of the public comment period for the Advance Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) requesting public comment and information on 
potential approaches to updating the EPA's ``Environmental Radiation 
Protection Standards for Nuclear Power Operations''. The EPA published 
the ANPR on February 4, 2014 in the Federal Register, which included a 
request for comments on or before June 4, 2014. The purpose of this 
action is to extend the public comment period an additional 60 days.

DATES: The comment period for the advanced notice of proposed 
rulemaking published on February 4, 2014 (79 FR 6509), is extended. 
Written comments must be received on or before August 3, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
OAR-2013-0689, by one of the following methods:
     www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for 
submitting comments.
     Email: [email protected].
     Fax: (202) 566-9744.
     Mail: U.S. Postal Service, send comments to: EPA Docket 
Center, Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Nuclear Power 
Operations--Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Docket, Docket ID No. 
EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0689, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460. 
Please include a total of two copies.
    Hand Delivery: In person or by courier, deliver comments to: EPA 
Docket Center, Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Nuclear 
Power Operations--Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Docket, Docket 
ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0689, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004. Such deliveries are only accepted 
during the Docket's normal hours of operation, and special arrangements 
should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Please include a 
total of two copies.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2013-0689. The Agency's policy is that all comments received will be 
included in the public docket without change and may be made available 
online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be 
Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you 
consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through www.regulations.gov 
or email. The www.regulations.gov Web site is an ``anonymous access'' 
system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact 
information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you 
send an email comment directly to EPA without going through 
www.regulations.gov your email address will be automatically captured 
and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket 
and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic 
comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact 
information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you 
submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties 
and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to 
consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special 
characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or 
viruses. For additional information about the EPA's public docket, 
visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the 
www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some 
information is not publicly

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available, e.g., CBI or other information for which disclosure is 
restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted 
material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly 
available docket materials are available either electronically in 
www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the EPA Docket Center, EPA West, 
Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The Public 
Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public 
Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the Docket 
Center is (202) 566-1742.

Radiation and Indoor Air, (202) 343-9216, [email protected].


A. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for the EPA?

    1. Tips for Preparing Your Comments. When submitting comments, 
remember to:
     Identify the rulemaking by docket number, subject heading, 
Federal Register date and page number.
     Follow directions--the EPA may ask you to respond to 
specific questions or organize comments by referencing the chapter 
     Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives 
and substitute language for your requested changes.
     Describe any assumptions and provide any technical 
information and/or data that you used.
     If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how 
you arrived at your estimate in sufficient detail to allow it to be 
     Illustrate your concerns with specific examples and 
suggest alternatives.
     Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the 
use of profanity or personal threats.
     Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period 
deadline identified.

B. How can I get copies of this document, the proposed rule and other 
related information?

    The EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0689. The EPA has also developed a Web site for the 
ANPR at: www.epa.gov/radiation/laws/190. Please refer to the original 
Federal Register notification on the ANPR for detailed information on 
accessing information related to the notificaiton.
    In response to requests for an extension, we are extending the 
public comment period for this ANPR through August 3, 2014. This 
extension will provide the public additional time to provide comment on 
updating this standard.

    Dated: May 27, 2014.
Janet G. McCabe,
Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation.
[FR Doc. 2014-12953 Filed 6-4-14; 8:45 am]