[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 233 (Thursday, December 3, 2020)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 78046]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-26639]

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10 CFR Chapter I


NRC Enforcement Policy

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Proposed policy statement revision; request for comment.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for 
public comment a proposed policy statement titled NRC Enforcement 
Policy (the Policy). The NRC is soliciting comments from interested 
parties, including public interest groups, States, members of the 
public, and the regulated industry (i.e., reactor, fuel cycle, and 
material licensees, vendors, and contractors) to assist the NRC in 
revising its policy.

DATES: Submit comments by February 1, 2021. Comments received after 
this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC 
is able to ensure consideration only for comments received before this 

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2020-0261. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Dawn Forder; telephone: 301-415-3407; 
email: [email protected]. For technical questions contact the 
individual 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: Gerry Gulla, Office of Enforcement, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; 
telephone: 301-287-9143; email: [email protected].


I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2020-0261 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information for this action. You may obtain 
publicly-available information related to this action by the following 
     Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2020-0261.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may obtain publicly-available documents online in the 
ADAMS Public Documents collection at https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the search, 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 Draft NRC Enforcement Policy and 
Enforcement Policy Revision Summary are available in ADAMS under 
Accession Nos. ML20297A235 and ML20297A243 respectively.
     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 a.m. and 4 p.m. (EST), Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2020-0261 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. Background

    The mission of the NRC is to license and regulate the Nation's 
civilian use of byproduct, source, and special nuclear material to 
ensure adequate protection of public health and safety, promote the 
common defense and security, and protect the environment. Adequate 
protection is presumptively assured by compliance with the NRC's 
regulations. The NRC Enforcement Policy (the Policy) contains the basic 
process used to assess and disposition apparent violations of NRC 

III. Discussion

    This document provides the public with an opportunity to review and 
provide comments on the draft revision to the policy found in ADAMS 
under Accession No. ML20297A235. Each proposed revision is referenced 
with a bracketed number, called an item number. Each item number is 
listed in the ``Enforcement Policy Revision Summary'' document (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML20297A243) and includes a brief description of the 
proposed revision. Comments received during this 60-day comment period 
will be considered for the final version of the policy.

    Dated: November 30, 2020.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
George A. Wilson,
Director, Office of Enforcement.
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