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AGENCY:

Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is making conforming changes to citations in the regulatory text. This action is necessary to inform the public of these conforming changes to NRC regulations.

DATES:

Effective Date: June 27, 2007.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Michael K. Williamson, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone: (301) 415-6234, e-mail: mkw1@nrc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

In September 2000, when part 70 was amended, a new Subpart H to part 70 was added which resulted in former § 70.61 being redesignated as § 70.81 and former § 70.62 being redesignated as § 70.82. Additionally, former § 70.71 was redesignated as § 70.91. NRC is amending its regulations to make conforming changes to citations in the regulatory text by replacing § 70.61 with § 70.81, replacing § 70.62 with § 70.82, and replacing § 70.71 with § 70.91, to update and correct cross-references within 10 CFR part 70. In addition, in September 2000, § 70.14 was redesignated as § 70.17 as referenced in § 70.51.

Because these amendments deal solely with correcting cross references in the regulations, the notice and comment provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act do not apply, under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), because good cause exists to make these ministerial changes without unnecessary notices and public procedure. This amendment will become effective upon publication in the Federal Register. Good cause exists to dispense with the usual 30-day delay in the effective date, under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), because this amendment is of a minor and administrative nature.

Environmental Impact: Categorical Exclusion

The NRC has determined that this final rule is the type of action described in categorical exclusion 10 CFR 51.22(c)(2). Therefore, neither an environmental impact statement nor an Start Printed Page 35145environmental assessment has been prepared for this final rule.

Paperwork Reduction Act

This final rule does not contain new or amended information collection requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Existing requirements were approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), approval numbers 3150-0009, 3150-0028, and 3150-0056.

Public Protection Notification

The NRC may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a request for information or an information collection requirement unless the requesting document displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Regulatory Analysis

A regulatory analysis has not been prepared for this final rule, because this rule is administrative, in that it amends the regulations to reflect administrative conforming changes made to 10 CFR part 70. This is considered a minor non-substantive amendment and will not have a significant impact on NRC licensees or the public.

Backfit Analysis

The NRC has determined that the backfit rule (§§ 50.109, 70.76, 72.62, or 76.76) does not apply to this final rule because this amendment does not involve any provisions that would impose backfits as defined in the backfit rule. This amendment is considered a minor non-substantive amendment; therefore, a backfit analysis is not required.

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List of Subjects in 10 CFR Part 70

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For the reasons set out in the preamble and under the authority of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, as amended, and

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PART 70—DOMESTIC LICENSING OF SPECIAL NUCLEAR MATERIAL

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1. The authority citation for part 70 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: Secs. 51, 53, 161, 182, 183, 68 Stat. 929, 930, 948, 953, 954, as amended, sec. 234, 83 Stat. 444, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 2071, 2073, 2201, 2232, 2233, 2282, 2297f); secs. 201, as amended, 202, 204, 206, 88 Stat. 1242, as amended, 1244, 1245, 1246 (42 U.S.C. 5841, 5842, 5845, 5846). Sec. 193, 104 Stat. 2835, as amended by Pub. L. 104-134, 110 Stat. 1321, 1321-349 (42 U.S.C. 2243); sec. 1704, 112 Stat. 2750 (44 U.S.C. 3504 note).

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Sections 70.1(c) and 70.20a(b) also issued under secs. 135, 141, Pub. L. 97-425, 96 Stat. 2232, 2241 (42 U.S.C. 10155, 10161). Section 70.7 also issued under Pub. L. 95-601, sec. 10, 92 Stat. 2951 (42 U.S.C. 5851). Section 70.21(g) also issued under sec. 122, 68 Stat. 939 (42 U.S.C. 2152). Section 70.31 also issued under sec. 57d, Pub. L. 93-377, 88 Stat. 475 (42 U.S.C. 2077). Sections 70.36 and 70.44 also issued under secs. 184, 68 Stat. 954, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2234). Section 70.81 also issued under secs. 186, 187, 68 Stat. 955 (42 U.S.C. 2236, 2237). Section 70.82 also issued under sec. 108, 68 Stat. 939, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2138).

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2. In § 70.19, the introductory text in paragraph (c) is revised to read as follows:

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General license for calibration or reference sources.
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(c) The general license in paragraph (a) of this section is subject to the provisions of §§ 70.32, 70.50, 70.55, 70.56, 70.91, 70.81, and 70.82; the provisions of §§ 74.11 and 74.19 of this chapter; and to the provisions of parts 19, 20, and 21 of this chapter. In addition, persons who receive title to own, acquire, deliver, receive, possess, use or transfer one or more calibration or reference sources under this general license:

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3. In § 70.20a, paragraph (a) is revised to read as follows:

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General license to possess special nuclear material for transport.

(a) A general license is issued to any person to possess formula quantities of strategic special nuclear material of the types and quantities subject to the requirements of §§ 73.20, 73.25, 73.26 and 73.27 of this chapter, and irradiated reactor fuel containing material of the types and quantities subject to the requirements of § 73.37 of this chapter, in the regular course of carriage for another or storage incident. Carriers generally licensed under § 70.20b are exempt from the requirements of this section. Carriers of irradiated reactor fuel for the United States Department of Energy are also exempt from the requirements of this section. The general license is subject to the applicable provisions of §§ 70.7 (a) through (e), 70.32 (a) and (b), and §§ 70.42, 70.52, 70.55, 70.91, 70.81, 70.82 and 10 CFR 74.11.

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4. In § 70.20b, paragraph (b) is revised to read as follows:

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General license for carriers of transient shipments of formula quantities of strategic special nuclear material, special nuclear material of moderate strategic significance, special nuclear material of low strategic significance, and irradiated reactor fuel.
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(b) Persons generally licensed under this section are exempt from the requirements of parts 19 and 20 of this chapter and the requirements of this part, except §§ 70.32 (a) and (b), 70.52, 70.55, 70.91, 70.81, and 70.82.

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5. In § 70.51, paragraph (c)(2) is revised to read as follows:

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Records requirements.
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(2) If there is a conflict between the Commission's regulations in this part, license condition, or other written Commission approval or authorization pertaining to the retention period for the same type of record, the retention period specified in the regulations in this part for these records shall apply unless the Commission, under § 70.17 has granted a specific exemption from the record retention requirements specified in the regulations in this part.

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Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 8th day of June, 2007.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Luis A. Reyes,

Executive Director for Operations.

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[FR Doc. E7-12423 Filed 6-26-07; 8:45 am]

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