[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 35 (Wednesday, February 24, 2021)]
[Page 11337]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-03815]




Online Portal for Requesting Evaluation of Proposed Alternatives

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability of online portal for licensees to submit 
certain proposed alternatives.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is notifying the 
public of the upcoming availability of an online portal for licensees 
to submit a request for relief in the form of alternatives to the 
regulatory requirements.

DATES: The online portal described in this document will be available 
in Spring 2021.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2021-0050 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may obtain publicly available information related to this document 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2021-0050. Address 
questions about Docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Stacy Schumann; 
telephone: 301-415-0624; email: [email protected]. For technical 
questions, contact the individual 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 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].
     Attention: The 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 or 
301-415-4737, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (EST), Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.
     NRC's Public Website: Licensees will be able to access the 
online portal through the NRC's public website at https://www.nrc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Danna, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001, telephone: 301-415-7422, email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NRC is committed to following the NRC's 
Principles of Good Regulation (independence, openness, efficiency, 
clarity, and reliability) while performing our mission. In keeping with 
these principles, the NRC is providing additional flexibility by 
creating an online portal that licensees may use to submit a request 
for relief in the form of alternatives under section 50.55a(z) of title 
10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ``Alternatives to codes 
and standards requirements.''
    Use of the portal by licensees is optional. Whether a licensee 
chooses to use a traditional method to submit a request or opts to use 
the portal, the licensee must adhere to the requirements of 10 CFR 
50.4, ``Written communications,'' and submit all information necessary 
for the NRC to conduct a technical evaluation of the request. The 
licensee's submittal will be captured as an official agency record in 
ADAMS. The public and stakeholders will have access through ADAMS to 
the licensee's request and the supporting information provided by the 

    Dated: February 19, 2021.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
James G. Danna,
Chief, Plant Licensing Branch I, Division of Operating Reactor 
Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2021-03815 Filed 2-23-21; 8:45 am]