[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 166 (Wednesday, August 26, 2020)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-16755]



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Vol. 85

Wednesday,

No. 166

August 26, 2020

Part XXVIII





Nuclear Regulatory Commission





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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 26, 2020 / 
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2020-0052]

10 CFR Ch. I


Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: We are publishing our semiannual regulatory agenda (the 
Agenda) in accordance with Public Law 96-354, ``The Regulatory 
Flexibility Act,'' and Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory Planning and 
Review.'' The NRC's complete Agenda, available on the Office of 
Management and Budget's website at https://www.reginfo.gov, is a 
compilation of all rulemaking activities on which we have recently 
completed action or have proposed or are considering action. We have 
completed 10 rulemaking activities since publication of our last Agenda 
on December 26, 2019 (84 FR 71282). This issuance of our Agenda 
contains 30 active and 22 long-term rulemaking activities: 3 are 
Economically Significant; 12 represent Other Significant agency 
priorities; 34 are Substantive, Nonsignificant rulemaking activities; 
and 3 are Administrative rulemaking activities. In addition, 3 
rulemaking activities impact small entities. We are requesting comment 
on the rulemaking activities as identified in this Agenda.

DATES: Submit comments on rulemaking activities as identified in this 
Agenda September 25, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments on any rulemaking activity in the Agenda by 
the date and methods specified in the Federal Register notice for the 
rulemaking activity. Comments received on rulemaking activities for 
which the comment period has closed will be considered if it is 
practical to do so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given 
except for comments received on or before the closure date specified in 
the Federal Register notice. You may submit comments on this Agenda 
through the Federal Rulemaking website by going to https://www.regulations.gov and searching for Docket ID NRC-2020-0052. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-415-
3463; email: [email protected].
    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: Cindy Bladey, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone: 301-415-3280; email: 
[email protected]. Persons outside the Washington, DC, metropolitan 
area may call, toll-free: 1-800-368-5642. For further information on 
the substantive content of any rulemaking activity listed in the 
Agenda, contact the individual listed under the heading ``Agency 
Contact'' for that rulemaking activity.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2020-0052 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information for this document. You may obtain 
publically-available information related to this document by any of the 
following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2020-0052.
     Attention: The Public Document Room (PDR), where you may 
examine and order copies of public documents is currently closed. You 
may submit your request to the PDR via email at [email protected] or 
call 1-800-397-4209 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (EST), Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Reginfo.gov:
    [cir] For completed rulemaking activities go to https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaMain, select link for ``Current Long 
Term Actions'', and select ``Nuclear Regulatory Commission'' from drop 
down menu.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2020-0052 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 the 
NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (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.

Introduction

    The Agenda is a compilation of all rulemaking activities on which 
an agency has recently completed action or has proposed or is 
considering action. The Agenda reports rulemaking activities in three 
major categories: Completed, active, and long-term. Completed 
rulemaking activities are those that were completed since publication 
of an agency's last Agenda; active rulemaking activities are those for 
which an agency currently plans to have an Advance Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking, a Proposed Rule, or a Final Rule issued within the next 12 
months; and long-term rulemaking activities are rulemaking activities 
under development but for which an agency does not expect to have a 
regulatory action within the 12 months after publication of the current 
edition of the Unified Agenda.
    The NRC assigns a ``Regulation Identifier Number'' (RIN) to a 
rulemaking activity when the Commission initiates a rulemaking and 
approves a rulemaking plan, or when the NRC staff begins work on a 
Commission-delegated rulemaking that does not require a rulemaking 
plan. The Office of Management and Budget uses this number to track all 
relevant documents throughout the entire ``lifecycle'' of a particular 
rulemaking activity. The NRC reports all rulemaking activities in the 
Agenda that have been assigned a RIN and meet the definition for a 
completed, an active, or a long-term rulemaking activity.
    The information contained in this Agenda is updated to reflect any 
action that has occurred on a rulemaking activity since publication of 
our last Agenda on December 26, 2019 (84 FR 71282). Specifically, the 
information in this Agenda has been updated through March 5, 2020. The 
NRC provides additional information on planned rulemaking and petition 
for rulemaking activities, including priority and schedule, on our 
website at https://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/regulatory/rulemaking/rules-petitions.html#cprlist.
    The date for the next scheduled action under the heading 
``Timetable'' is the date the next regulatory action for the rulemaking 
activity is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register. The

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date is considered tentative and is not binding on the Commission or 
its staff. The Agenda is intended to provide the public early notice 
and opportunity to participate in our rulemaking process. However, we 
may consider or act on any rulemaking activity even though it is not 
included in the Agenda.

Section 610 Periodic Reviews Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act

    Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) requires 
agencies to conduct a review within 10 years of issuance of those 
regulations that have or will have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities. We undertake these reviews to 
decide whether the rules should be unchanged, amended, or withdrawn. At 
this time, we do not have any rules that have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities; therefore, we have 
not included any RFA Section 610 periodic reviews in this edition of 
the Agenda. A complete listing of our regulations that impact small 
entities and related Small Entity Compliance Guides are available from 
the NRC's website at https://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/regulatory/rulemaking/flexibility-act/small-entities.html.

Public Comments Received on NRC Unified Agenda

    The comment period on the NRC's last Agenda (published on December 
26, 2019, (84 FR 71282)) closed on January 27, 2020. We received one 
comment; we determined it was out of the scope of the NRC's semi-annual 
review.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 5th day of March, 2020.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Cindy Bladey,
Chief, Regulatory Analysis and Rulemaking Support Branch, Division of 
Rulemaking, Environmental, and Financial Support, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards.

           Nuclear Regulatory Commission--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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353.......................  Revision of Fee Schedules:         3150-AK24
                             Fee Recovery for FY 2021
                             [NRC-2018-0292].
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             Nuclear Regulatory Commission--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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354.......................  Revision of Fee Schedules:         3150-AK10
                             Fee Recovery for FY 2020
                             [NRC-2017-0228].
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            Nuclear Regulatory Commission--Long-Term Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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355.......................  Revision of Fee Schedules:         3150-AK44
                             Fee Recovery for FY 2022
                             [NRC-2020-0031].
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC)

Proposed Rule Stage

353. Revision of Fee Schedules: Fee Recovery for FY 2021 [NRC-2018-
0292]

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Independent agency.
    Legal Authority: 31 U.S.C. 483; 42 U.S.C. 2201; 42 U.S.C. 2214; 42 
U.S.C. 5841
    Abstract: This rulemaking would amend the NRC's regulations for fee 
schedules. The NRC conducts this rulemaking annually to recover 
approximately 100 percent of the NRC's FY 2021 budget authority, less 
excluded activities to implement NEIMA. This rulemaking would affect 
the fee schedules for licensing, inspection, and annual fees charged to 
the NRC's applicants and licensees.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   01/00/21
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Anthony Rossi, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Washington, DC 20555-0001, 
Phone: 301 415-7341, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 3150-AK24

NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC)

Final Rule Stage

354. Revision of Fee Schedules: Fee Recovery for FY 2020 [NRC-2017-
0228]

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Independent agency.
    Legal Authority: 31 U.S.C. 483; 42 U.S.C. 2201; 42 U.S.C. 2214; 42 
U.S.C. 5841
    Abstract: This rulemaking would amend the NRC's regulations for fee 
schedules. The NRC conducts this rulemaking annually to recover 
approximately 90 percent of its budget authority in a given fiscal year 
to implement the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990, as amended. 
This rulemaking would affect the fee schedules for licensing, 
inspection, and annual fees charged to the NRC's applicants and 
licensees.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   02/18/20  85 FR 9328
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/19/20
Final Rule..........................   06/00/20
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Anthony Rossi, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Washington, DC 20555-0001, 
Phone: 301 415-7341, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 3150-AK10


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (NRC)

Long-Term Actions

355.  Revision of Fee Schedules: Fee Recovery for FY 2022 [NRC-
2020-0031]

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Independent agency.
    Legal Authority: 31 U.S.C. 483; 42 U.S.C. 2201; 42 U.S.C. 2214; 42 
U.S.C. 5841
    Abstract: This rulemaking would amend the NRC's regulations for fee 
schedules. The NRC conducts this rulemaking annually to recover 
approximately 100 percent of the NRC's FY 2022 budget authority, less 
excluded activities to implement NEIMA. This rulemaking would affect 
the fee schedules for licensing, inspection, and annual fees charged to 
the NRC's applicants and licensees.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   02/00/22
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Anthony Rossi, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Washington, DC 20555-0001, 
Phone: 301 415-7341, Email: [email protected].

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