[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 108 (Monday, June 6, 2016)]
[Pages 36356-36357]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-13274]




Report to Congress on Abnormal Occurrences; Fiscal Year 2015; 
Dissemination of Information

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: NUREG; issuance.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing NUREG-
0090, Volume 38, ``Report to Congress on Abnormal Occurrences: Fiscal 
Year 2015.'' The report describes a total of 17 events for Fiscal Year 
(FY) 2015. Fifteen events involved Agreement State licensees and two 
events involved NRC licensees.

DATES: NUREG-0090, Volume 38, is available June 6, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2016-0099 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-2016-0099. 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]. 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.
     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: Minh-Thuy Nguyen, Office of Nuclear 
Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001, telephone: 301-415-5163, email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 208 of the Energy Reorganization Act 
of 1974, as amended (Pub. L. 93-438), defines an ``abnormal 
occurrence'' (AO) as an unscheduled incident or event that the NRC 
determines to be significant from the standpoint of public health or 
safety. The report describes those events that the NRC identified as 
AOs during FY 2015, based on the criteria defined in Appendix A of the 
report, ``Abnormal Occurrence Criteria and Guidelines for Other Events 
of Interest.''
    The report describes 15 events at Agreement State-licensed 
facilities and two events at NRC-licensed facilities. One NRC-licensee 
event occurred in a medical facility and involved radiation exposure to 
an embryo/fetus. The 15 Agreement State-licensee events and the other 
NRC-licensee event were medical events as defined in part 35 of title 
10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, ``Medical Use of Byproduct 
Material.'' Agreement States are the 37 States that currently have 
entered into formal agreements with the NRC pursuant to Section 274 of 
the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (AEA), to regulate certain 
quantities of AEA-licensed

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material at facilities located within their borders.
    The Federal Reports Elimination and Sunset Act of 1995 (Public Law 
104-68) requires that the NRC report AOs to Congress annually. The full 
report, NUREG-0090, Volume 38, ``Report to Congress on Abnormal 
Occurrences: Fiscal Year 2015,'' is available electronically at the 
NRC's Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/, and in ADAMS under Accession No. ML16145A026.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 26th day of May, 2016.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Richard J. Laufer,
Acting, Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2016-13274 Filed 6-3-16; 8:45 am]