[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 213 (Thursday, November 3, 2016)]
[Pages 76634-76635]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-26562]




Guidance for Electronic Submissions to the NRC

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comment.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is updating and 
requesting comments on its guidance for electronic submittals to 
reflect changes in technology by posting the latest version of its 
``Guidance for Electronic Submissions to the NRC (Revision 8).'' This 
guidance document will provide direction for the electronic 
transmission and submittal of documents to the NRC.

DATES: Submit comments by December 5, 2016. Comments received after 
this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the 
Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments received 
before this date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comment 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

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for Docket ID NRC-2016-0225. 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.
     Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Office of Administration, 
Mail Stop: OWFN-12-H08, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC 20555-0001.
    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: Marianne Narick, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-2175; email: [email protected].


I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2016-0225 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding this document. You may 
obtain publicly-available information related to this action by the 
following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2016-0225.
     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 (if it is available 
in ADAMS) is provided the first time that it is mentioned in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. Revision 8 of the Electronic 
Guidance is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML16293A712.
     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-2016-0225 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 that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your 
comment submission. The NRC posts all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as entering the comment submissions into 
ADAMS. The NRC does not routinely edit comment 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 that they do not want to be 
publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should 
state that the NRC does not routinely 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 eSubmittal Guidance offers direction on how to submit 
documents electronically to the NRC. It is intended for licensees, 
applicants, external entities (including Federal, State, and local 
governments), vendors, participants in adjudicatory proceedings, and 
members of the public who need to submit documents to the Agency.
    This document is an update to the NRC eSubmittal Guidance Version 
6.1 found on the NRC intranet at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/electronic-sub-ref-mat.html. Significant changes to the document that 
are of interest to stakeholders are that the flow of information makes 
it more user-friendly for submitters, and NRC guidance is more closely 
aligned with the National Archives and Records Administration 

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 27th day of October 2016.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Cynthia Rheaume,
Director, IT/IM Portfolio Management and Planning Division, Office of 
the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-26562 Filed 11-2-16; 8:45 am]