[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 70 (Tuesday, April 12, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 21449]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-08324]

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10 CFR Part 73

RIN 3150-AJ64

Cyber Security at Fuel Cycle Facilities

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Final regulatory basis; availability.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is making 
available a final regulatory basis document to support a rulemaking 
that would amend its regulations by adopting new cyber security 
requirements for certain nuclear fuel cycle facility (FCF) licensees in 
order to address safety, security, and safeguards consequences of 
concern. The NRC is not seeking public comments on this document. There 
will be an opportunity for formal public comment on the proposed rule 
when it is published in the Federal Register.

DATES: The final regulatory basis is publicly available April 12, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2015-0179 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information for 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-2015-0179. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-415-
3463; 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].
     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: Matthew Bartlett, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-7154; email 
[email protected].


I. Background

    In a September 4, 2015, Federal Register document (80 FR 53478), 
the NRC solicited comment from members of the public on a draft 
regulatory basis addressing the need for a rulemaking to implement 
cyber security for FCFs. The public comment period ended on October 5, 
2015. The NRC received a total of 9 comment submissions from 
nongovernment organizations and industry. The NRC staff reviewed and 
considered the comments in finalizing the regulatory basis. The final 
regulatory basis is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML15355A466 
or on the Federal rulemaking Web site, www.regulations.gov, under 
Docket ID NRC-2015-0179.

II. Publicly-Available Documents

    As the NRC continues its ongoing proposed rulemaking effort to 
implement cyber security requirements for FCFs in part 73 of title 10 
of the Code of Federal Regulations, the NRC is making documents 
publicly available on the Federal rulemaking Web site, 
www.regulations.gov, under Docket ID NRC-2015-0179. By making these 
documents publicly available, the NRC seeks to inform stakeholders of 
the current status of the NRC's rulemaking development activities and 
to provide preparatory material for future public meetings.
    The NRC may post additional materials relevant to this rulemaking 
at www.regulations.gov, under Docket ID NRC-2015-0179. Please take the 
following actions if you wish to receive alerts when changes or 
additions occur in a docket folder: (1) Navigate to the docket folder 
(NRC-2015-0179); (2) click the ``Email Alert'' link; and (3) enter your 
email address and select how frequently you would like to receive 
emails (daily, weekly, or monthly).

III. Plain Writing

    The Plain Writing Act of 2010, (Pub. L. 111-274) requires Federal 
agencies to write documents in a clear, concise, well-organized manner 
that also follows other best practices appropriate to the subject or 
field and the intended audience. Although regulations are exempt under 
the Act, the NRC is applying the same principles to its rulemaking 
documents. Therefore, the NRC has written this document to be 
consistent with the Plain Writing Act.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 1st day of April, 2016.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Shana R. Helton,
Acting Deputy Director, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety, Safeguards, and 
Environmental Review, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
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