[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 244 (Friday, December 19, 2014)]
[Pages 75845-75846]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-29749]




Draft Emergency Preparedness Frequently Asked Questions

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comment.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking public 
comment on emergency preparedness (EP) frequently asked question 
(EPFAQ) No. 2014-002, EPFAQ No. 2014-003, and EPFAQ No. 2014-007. These 
EPFAQs will be used to provide clarification of guidance documents 
related to the development and maintenance of EP program elements. The 
NRC is publishing these preliminary results to inform the public and 
solicit comments.

DATES: Submit comments by January 20, 2015. Comments received after 
this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC 
is able to ensure consideration only for comments received before this 

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods 
(unless this document describes a different method for submitting 
comments on a specific subject):
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2014-0267. 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.
     Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, 
Announcements, and Directives Branch, Office of Administration, Mail 
Stop: 3WFN-06-A44M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
    For additional direction on accessing information and submitting 
comments, see ``Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments'' in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edward Robinson, Office of Nuclear 
Security and Incident Response, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone: 301-287-3774, or email at: 
[email protected].


I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2014-0267 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding this document. You may 
obtain publicly-available information related to this document by any 
of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2014-0267.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may access 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 
draft EPFAQs are available electronically in ADAMS under Accession No. 
ML14261A054, and are available on the NRC's Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/emerg-preparedness/faq/faq-contactus.html.
     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.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2014-0267 in the subject line of your 
comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make 
your comment submission available to the public in this docket.
    The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact 
information in comment submissions that you do not want to be publicly 
disclosed. The NRC posts all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as entering the comment submissions into 
ADAMS, and the NRC does not edit comment

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submissions to remove identifying or contact information.
    If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons 
for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to 
include identifying or contact information in
    their comment submissions that they do not want to be publicly 
disclosed. Your request should state that the NRC will not edit comment 
submissions to remove such information before making the comment 
submissions available to the public or entering the comment submissions 
into ADAMS.

II. Background

    The NRC is requesting comment on these draft EPFAQs. This process 
is intended to describe the manner in which the NRC may provide 
interested outside parties an opportunity to share their individual 
views with NRC staff regarding the appropriate response to questions 
raised on the interpretation or applicability of EP guidance issued or 
endorsed by the NRC, before the NRC issues an official response to such 

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland on December 9, 2014.
    For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
James Andersen,
Deputy Director, Division of Preparedness and Response, Office of 
Nuclear Security and Incident Response.
[FR Doc. 2014-29749 Filed 12-18-14; 8:45 am]