[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 215 (Monday, November 7, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 78062-78063]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-26825]



10 CFR Part 73

RIN 3150-AJ79

Role of Third Parties in Access Authorization and Fitness-for-
Duty Determinations

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Public meeting.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plans to hold a 
public meeting to discuss a rulemaking activity regarding the role of 
third parties in access authorization and fitness-for-duty 
determinations. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information on 
the background and status of this rulemaking activity and to obtain 
input from interested stakeholders.

DATES: The public meeting will be held on November 16, 2016. See 
Section II, Public Meeting, of this document for more information on 
the meeting.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2016-0145 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this meeting. You 
may obtain publicly-available information related to this meeting using 
any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2016-0145. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-415-
3463; email: [email protected]. For technical questions, contact 
the individuals 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: Daniel I. Doyle, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, telephone: 301-415-3748, email: 
[email protected]; or Mark Resner, Office of Nuclear Security and 
Incident Response, telephone: 301-287-3680, email: [email protected]. 
Both are staff members of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001.


I. Background

    On June 6, 2016, the Commission approved an NRC staff 
recommendation to proceed with the rulemaking process to further 
explore the issues raised in an NRC staff paper regarding the role of 
third party arbitrators in licensee access authorization and fitness-
for-duty determinations (ADAMS Accession No. ML16158A286). The NRC is 
in the early stages of developing a regulatory basis document that will 
describe the regulatory issue, options to address the issue, and the 
recommended option. The NRC will consider the information shared at the 
meeting in the development of the regulatory basis document.

II. Public Meeting

    The public meeting will be on November 16, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 
4:00 p.m. (EST) in the Commission Hearing Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, Maryland 20852. Interested stakeholders may attend in person 
or via teleconference and Webinar. The purpose of the meeting is to 
provide background information on this rulemaking activity and obtain 
stakeholder input in order to enhance the NRC's understanding of the 
associated issues. Further, the staff will address the various 
opportunities for the public to participate in the rulemaking process. 
The NRC will not provide formal written responses to the oral comments 
made at this meeting. In addition, the NRC is not providing an 
opportunity to submit written public comments in connection with this 
    Information for the teleconference and Webinar is available in the 
meeting notice, which can be accessed through

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the NRC's public Web site at: http://meetings.nrc.gov/pmns/mtg. 
Participants must register at the Internet link in the meeting notice 
to participate in the Webinar.
    Additional details regarding the meeting will be posted at least 10 
days prior to the public meeting on the NRC's public meeting Web site 
at: http://meetings.nrc.gov/pmns/mtg.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 31st day of October 2016.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Louise Lund,
Director, Division of Policy and Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
[FR Doc. 2016-26825 Filed 11-4-16; 8:45 am]