[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 180 (Wednesday, September 17, 2014)]
[Page 55833]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-22197]




Fiscal Years 2014-2018 Strategic Plan

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: NUREG; issuance.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the 
availability of NUREG-1614, Volume 6, ``U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission Fiscal Years (FY) 2014-2018 Strategic Plan,'' dated August 
2014. The agency's mission and strategic goals remain unchanged. The 
NRC's priority continues to be protection of public health and safety, 
promote the common defense and security, and protect the environment.

DATES: The strategic plan will be available on September 17, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2013-0230 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may obtain 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-2013-0230. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-
3422; email: [email protected]. 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 obtain publicly available documents online in the 
ADAMS Public Documents collection 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 [email protected]. The 
ADAMS accession number for each document referenced in this document 
(if that document is available in ADAMS) is provided the first time 
that a document is referenced. The FY 2014-2018 Strategic Plan is 
available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML14246A439.
     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.
     NRC's Public Web site: The FY 2014-2018 Strategic Plan may 
be viewed online on the NRC's Public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/sr1614/.

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].


I. Discussion

    The Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010 
requires that an agency's strategic plan be updated for submission to 
the Congress and the President every 4 years. The NRC has developed a 
strategic plan for FY 2014-2018.
    The agency's mission and strategic goals remain essentially 
unchanged in the NRC's FY 2014-2018 Strategic Plan. The NRC's priority 
continues to be, as always, to regulate the civilian use of radioactive 
materials to protect public health and safety, promote the common 
defense and security, and protect the environment. The safety goal is 
to ensure the safe use of radioactive materials. The security goal is 
to ensure the secure use of radioactive materials. The challenges that 
the agency faces include being prepared to review applications 
involving new technologies such as small modular reactors, medical 
isotope production facilities, and rapidly evolving digital 
instrumentation and control systems. The globalization of nuclear 
technology and the nuclear supply chain requires increased 
international engagement on the safe and secure use of radioactive 
material. The need for new oversight approaches will also present 
challenges to the NRC.
    The Strategic Plan also describes the agency's cross-cutting 
strategies for regulatory effectiveness and openness and the management 
objectives for human capital and information management and information 
technology. The plan establishes the agency's long-term strategic 
direction and intended outcomes and provides a foundation to guide the 
NRC's work and to allocate the NRC's resources.

II. Public Comment Analysis

    The draft strategic plan for FY 2014-2018 was published in the 
Federal Register for public comment on March 5, 2014 (79 FR 12531). All 
comments were reviewed and considered by the NRC's Senior Management in 
updating the strategic plan. We received 80 comments from individual 
members of the public and from various organizations. Staff agreed with 
the comments that pertained to the strategies contained in the draft 
plan. Staff disagreed with comments that either suggested changes in 
the agency's statutory mission or involved too much detail for a 
strategic plan. A comment resolution matrix reflecting the disposition 
of public comments is available in ADAMS under Accession No. 

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 9th day of September, 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
David Holley,
Chief, Internal Control and Planning Branch, Division of Planning and 
Budget, Office of the Chief Financial Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-22197 Filed 9-16-14; 8:45 am]