[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 104 (Friday, May 29, 2020)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 32308]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-11228]



10 CFR Parts 50 and 52

RIN 3150-AJ68

Emergency Preparedness for Small Modular Reactors and Other New 

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule and guidance; correction.


SUMMARY: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a 
proposed rule that appeared in the Federal Register on May 12, 2020. 
The NRC is proposing to amend its regulations to include new 
alternative emergency preparedness requirements for small modular 
reactors and other new technologies, such as non-light-water reactors 
and certain non-power production or utilization facilities. This action 
is necessary to correct a definition.

DATES: Effective May 29, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods 
(unless this document describes a different method for submitting 
comments on a specific subject):
     Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2015-0225. 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.
     Email comments to [email protected]. If you do 
not receive an automatic email reply confirming receipt, then contact 
us at 301-415-1677.
     Mail comments to: Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, ATTN: Rulemakings and 
Adjudications Staff.
    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: Robert Beall, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington DC 20555; telephone: 301-415-3874; email: 
[email protected]; or Eric Schrader, Office of Nuclear Security and 
Incident Response; telephone: 301-287-3789; email: 
[email protected]; both are staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NRC published a proposed rule in the 
Federal Register on May 12, 2020 (85 FR 28436), to amend its 
regulations to create an alternative emergency preparedness framework 
for small modular reactors and other new technologies.
    On page 28460, in the first column, second paragraph, fourth line 
correct the definition ``Non-power production or utilization facility'' 
to read as follows: Non-power production or utilization facility means 
a production or utilization facility, licensed under Sec.  50.21(a) or 
(c), or Sec.  50.22, as applicable, that is not a nuclear power reactor 
or a production facility as defined under paragraphs (1) and (2) of the 
definition of Production facility in this section.

    Dated May 20, 2020.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Pamela J. Shepherd-Vladimir,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Analysis and Rulemaking Support Branch, 
Division of Rulemaking, Environmental, and Financial Support, Office of 
Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. 2020-11228 Filed 5-28-20; 8:45 am]