[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 224 (Monday, November 21, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 83287-83288]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-27945]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2016-0220]


Report on Changes to Low-Level Waste Burial Charges

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft NUREG; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for 
public comment draft NUREG-1307 Revision 16, ``Report on Waste Burial 
Charges: Changes in Decommissioning Waste Disposal Costs at Low-Level 
Waste Burial Facilities.'' This report, which is revised periodically, 
explains the formula acceptable to the NRC for determining the minimum 
decommissioning fund requirements for nuclear power reactors. 
Specifically, this report provides adjustment factors, and updates to 
these values, for the labor, energy, and waste components of the 
minimum formula.

DATES: Submit comments by December 20, 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 comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2016-0220. 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 obtaining information and submitting 
comments, see ``Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments'' in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emil Tabakov, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-6814, email: [email protected]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2016-0220 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information for this action. You may obtain 
publicly-available information related to this action by any of the 
following methods:
     Federal rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2016-0220.
     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]. 
NUREG-1307 Revision 16, ``Report on Waste Burial Charges: Changes in 
Decommissioning Waste Disposal Costs at Low-Level Waste Burial 
Facilities, is

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available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML16315A300.
     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-2016-0220 in your comment submission.
    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 will post all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as enter 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 into ADAMS.

II. Discussion

    NUREG-1307, Revision 16, ``Report on Waste Burial Charges: Changes 
in Decommissioning Waste Disposal Costs at Low-Level Waste Burial 
Facilities,'' modifies the previous revision to this report issued in 
January 2013 (ADAMS Accession No. ML13023A030), and incorporates 
updates to the adjustment factors for the labor, energy, and waste 
components of the NRC minimum decommissioning fund formula. This 
revision also incorporates changes resulting from newly available low-
level waste disposal capacity at the Andrews County, Texas facility 
established in 2012, and changes made to waste disposal costs resulting 
from a contractor reassessment of the assumptions for LLW 
classification. As a result of these changes, the minimum 
decommissioning fund formula amounts calculated by licensees, based on 
revised low-level waste burial factors presented in this report, will 
likely reflect (on average) lower minimum decommissioning fund 
requirements than those previously reported by licensees in 2015.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 10th day of November 2016.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Anthony R. Bowers,
Chief, Financial Analysis and International Projects Branch, Division 
of Inspection and Regional Support, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2016-27945 Filed 11-18-16; 8:45 am]
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