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Formatting and Non-Substantive Corrections to Authority Citations; Corrections

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AGENCY:

Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION:

Correcting amendments.

SUMMARY:

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a final rule in the Federal Register on September 9, 2015, that amended its regulations to better adhere to the Office of Federal Register's (OFR) guidance for formatting authority citations. In addition, the final rule corrected typographical errors and made other non-substantive corrections to the NRC's authority citations. The final rule contained incorrect punctuation and spacing, one incorrect reference, and omitted two references. This document makes additional corrections to NRC's authority citations.

DATES:

This rule is effective on September 30, 2015.

ADDRESSES:

Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2015-0122 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information for this action. You may obtain publicly-available information related to this action by any of the following methods:

  • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2015-0122. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-415-3463; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. 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 http://www.nrc.gov/​reading-rm/​adams.html. To begin the search, select “ADAMS Public Documents” and then 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 pdr.resource@nrc.gov.
  • NRC's PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public documents at the NRC's PDR, Room O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Cindy Bladey, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone: 301-415-3280, email: Cindy.Bladey@nrc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Discussion

The NRC published a final rule in the Federal Register on September 9, 2015 (80 FR 54223), that amended its regulations to better adhere to the OFR's guidance for formatting authority citations. In addition, the final rule corrected typographical errors and made other non-substantive corrections to the NRC's authority citations. The final rule inadvertently included incorrect punctuation and spacing in the authority citations for parts 54, 95, and 110 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR).

The final rule also included an incorrect reference in the authority citation for 10 CFR part 73. In a final rule published on May 20, 2013 (78 FR 29520), the NRC moved the advance notification provisions to governors of affected states for shipments of spent nuclear fuel through their affected states from 10 CFR 73.37(f) to 10 CFR 73.37(b)(2). There was no conforming change made to the authority citation for 10 CFR part 73, which still referenced 10 CFR 73.37(f). In a final rule published on November 10, 2014 (79 FR 66598), the NRC corrected this reference by changing it to 10 CFR 73.37(b)(2) in the authority citation for 10 CFR part 73. The September 9, 2015, final rule inadvertently reversed the previous correction. This document restores the authority citation for 10 CFR part 73 to reference 10 CFR 73.37(b)(2) rather than 10 CFR 73.37(f).

In addition, the final rule did not include a reference to Section 229 of the Atomic Energy Act (42 U.S.C. 2278a) in the authority citation for 10 CFR part 73. In a final rule published on October 14, 2009, the NRC amended its regulations to authorize the imposition of federal criminal penalties on those who introduce weapons or explosives without authorization into specified classes of facilities subject to NRC regulatory authority (74 FR 52667). The authority for this amendment derived from Section 654 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), codified at 42 U.S.C. 2278a. The September 9, 2015, final rule converted citations to the EPAct to their corresponding citations in the United States Code, but did not include a reference to 42 U.S.C. 2278a. This document adds this reference to the 10 CFR part 73 authority citation.

Lastly, the final rule did not include a reference to Section 170H of the Atomic Energy Act (42 U.S.C. 2210h) in the authority citations for 10 CFR parts 20 and 32. In a final rule published on November 8, 2006, the NRC amended its regulations to implement the National Source Tracking System for certain sealed sources as required by Section 651(d) of the EPAct (71 FR 65686). In the 2006 final rule, the authority citations for 10 CFR parts 20 and 32 both referenced the entirety of the EPAct as authority, but these references were changed to specific references to Section 651(e) of the EPAct in a final rule published on October 1, 2007 (72 FR 55864), effectively removing the references to Section 651(d). The September 9, 2015, final rule did not restore this reference (codified at 42 U.S.C. 2210h). This document adds this reference to the authority citations for 10 CFR parts 20 and 32.

II. Rulemaking Procedure

Under the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553(b)), an agency may waive the normal notice and comment requirements if it finds, for good cause, that they are impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest. As authorized by 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the NRC finds good cause to waive notice and opportunity for comment on the amendments because it will have no substantive impact and is Start Printed Page 58574of a minor and administrative nature. Specifically, these amendments are to correct punctuation and spacing and incorrect and omitted references in authority citations. These amendments do not require action by any person or entity regulated by the NRC. Also, the final rule does not change the substantive responsibilities of any person or entity regulated by the NRC. Furthermore, for these reasons, the NRC finds, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), that good cause exists to make this rule effective upon publication of this document.

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List of Subjects

10 CFR Part 20

  • Byproduct material
  • Criminal penalties
  • Hazardous waste
  • Licensed material
  • Nuclear energy
  • Nuclear materials
  • Nuclear power plants and reactors
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Packaging and containers
  • Penalties
  • Radiation protection
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
  • Source material
  • Special nuclear material
  • Waste treatment and disposal

10 CFR Part 32

  • Byproduct material
  • Criminal penalties
  • Labeling
  • Nuclear energy
  • Nuclear materials
  • Radiation protection
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements

10 CFR Part 54

  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Age-related degradation
  • Backfitting
  • Classified information
  • Criminal penalties
  • Environmental protection
  • Nuclear power plants and reactors
  • Penalties
  • Radiation protection
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements

10 CFR Part 73

  • Criminal penalties
  • Exports
  • Hazardous materials transportation
  • Incorporation by reference
  • Imports
  • Nuclear energy
  • Nuclear materials
  • Nuclear power plants and reactors
  • Penalties
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
  • Security measures

10 CFR Part 95

  • Classified information
  • Criminal penalties
  • Penalties
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
  • Security measures

10 CFR Part 110

  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Classified information
  • Criminal penalties
  • Exports
  • Incorporation by reference
  • Imports
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Nuclear energy
  • Nuclear materials
  • Nuclear power plants and reactors
  • Penalties
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
  • Scientific equipment
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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 5 U.S.C. 552 and 553, the NRC is adopting the following amendments to 10 CFR parts 20, 32, 54, 73, 95, and 110.

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PART 20—STANDARDS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST RADIATION

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1. The authority citation for part 20 is revised to read as follows:

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Authority: Atomic Energy Act of 1954, secs. 11, 53, 63, 65, 81, 103, 104, 161, 170H, 182, 186, 223, 234, 274, 1701 (42 U.S.C. 2014, 2073, 2093, 2095, 2111, 2133, 2134, 2201, 2210h, 2232, 2236, 2273, 2282, 2021, 2297f); Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, secs. 201, 202 (42 U.S.C. 5841, 5842); Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1985, sec. 2 (42 U.S.C. 2021b); 44 U.S.C. 3504 note.

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PART 32—SPECIFIC DOMESTIC LICENSES TO MANUFACTURE OR TRANSFER CERTAIN ITEMS CONTAINING BYPRODUCT MATERIAL

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2. The authority citation for part 32 is revised to read as follows:

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Authority: Atomic Energy Act of 1954, secs. 81, 161, 170H, 181, 182, 183, 223, 234, 274 (42 U.S.C. 2111, 2201, 2210h, 2231, 2232, 2233, 2273, 2282, 2021); Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, sec. 201 (42 U.S.C. 5841); 44 U.S.C. 3504 note.

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PART 54—REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL OF OPERATING LICENSES FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS

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3. The authority citation for part 54 is revised to read as follows:

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Authority: Atomic Energy Act of 1954, secs. 102, 103, 104, 161, 181, 182, 183, 186, 189, 223, 234 (42 U.S.C. 2132, 2133, 2134, 2136, 2137, 2201, 2231, 2232, 2233, 2236, 2239, 2273, 2282); Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, secs. 201, 202, 206 (42 U.S.C. 5841, 5842, 5846); 44 U.S.C. 3504 note.

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Section 54.17 also issued under E.O. 12829, 58 FR 3479, 3 CFR, 1993 Comp., p. 570; E.O. 13526, 75 FR 707, 3 CFR, 2009 Comp., p. 298; E.O. 12968, 60 FR 40245, 3 CFR, 1995 Comp., p. 391.

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PART 73—PHYSICAL PROTECTION OF PLANTS AND MATERIALS

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4. The authority citation for part 73 is revised to read as follows:

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Authority: Atomic Energy Act of 1954, secs. 53, 147, 149, 161, 170D, 170E, 170H, 170I, 223, 229, 234, 1701 (42 U.S.C. 2073, 2167, 2169, 2201, 2210d, 2210e, 2210h, 2210i, 2273, 2278a, 2282, 2297f); Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, secs. 201, 202 (42 U.S.C. 5841, 5842); Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, secs. 135, 141 (42 U.S.C. 10155, 10161); 44 U.S.C. 3504 note.

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Section 73.37(b)(2) also issued under Sec. 301, Public Law 96-295, 94 Stat. 789 (42 U.S.C. 5841 note).

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PART 95—FACILITY SECURITY CLEARANCE AND SAFEGUARDING OF NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION AND RESTRICTED DATA

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5. The authority citation for part 95 is revised to read as follows:

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Authority: Atomic Energy Act of 1954, secs. 145, 161, 223, 234 (42 U.S.C. 2165, 2201, 2273, 2282); Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, sec. 201 (42 U.S.C. 5841); 44 U.S.C. 3504 note; E.O. 10865, as amended, 25 FR 1583, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 398; E.O. 12829, 58 FR 3479, 3 CFR, 1993 Comp., p. 570; E.O. 12968, 60 FR 40245, 3 CFR, 1995 Comp., p. 391; E.O. 13526, 75 FR 707, 3 CFR, 2009 Comp., p. 298.

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PART 110—EXPORT AND IMPORT OF NUCLEAR EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL

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6. The authority citation for part 110 is revised to read as follows:

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Authority: Atomic Energy Act of 1954, secs. 11, 51, 53, 54, 57, 62, 63, 64, 65, 81, 82, 103, 104, 109, 111, 121, 122, 123, 124, 126, 127, 128, 129, 133, 134, 161, 170H, 181, 182, 183, 184, 186, 187, 189, 223, 234 (42 U.S.C. 2014, 2071, 2073, 2074, 2077, 2092, 2093, 2094, 2095, 2111, 2112, 2133, 2134, 2139, 2141, 2151, 2152, 2153, 2154, 2155, 2156, 2157, 2158, 2160c, 2160d, 2201, 2210h, 2231, 2232, 2233, 2234, 2236, 2237, 2239, 2273, 2282); Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, sec. 201 (42 U.S.C. 5841); Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 552, 553); 42 U.S.C. 2139a, 2155a; 44 U.S.C. 3504 note.

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Section 110.1(b) also issued under 22 U.S.C. 2403; 22 U.S.C. 2778a; 50 App. U.S.C. 2401 et seq.

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Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 23rd day of September, 2015.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Cindy Bladey,

Chief, Rules, Announcements, and Directives Branch, Division of Administrative Services, Office of Administration.

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[FR Doc. 2015-24603 Filed 9-29-15; 8:45 am]

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