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July 20, 2016 – Regulatory Action

On July 20th, 2016, posted in: Latest News, Regulatory Action

July 20, 2016 – 81 FR 47005-47006 – NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION – Update to Transcript Correction Procedures – The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulation that governs the correction of official transcripts for agency adjudicatory proceedings. The current regulation has not been substantively updated since it was adopted in 1962 and the NRC’s internal procedures have evolved since that time to incorporate technological development. The NRC is not soliciting public comment on this change because the change is limited to an agency rule of procedure and practice that does not affect the rights and responsibilities of outside parties.

July 20, 2016 – 81 FR 47181-47182 – NUCLEAR WASTE TECHNICAL REVIEW BOARD – Board Meeting; August 24, 2016–DOE Work on Integrating Different Canister Designs for Storage and Disposal of SNF – Pursuant to its authority under section 5051 of Public Law 100-203, Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act (NWPAA) of 1987, and in accordance with its mandate to review the technical and scientific validity of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) activities related to implementing the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board will meet in Washington, DC on August 24, 2016, to review DOE activities related to integrating the management and disposal of the many different designs of canisters for spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW) that are currently in service and under development. The meeting will be held at the Westin Washington, DC City Center Hotel, 1400 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20005, 202-429-1700. A block of rooms has been reserved for meeting attendees at a rate of $149.00 per night. Reservations may be made by phone: (888) 627-9035 or online: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1512302524&key=12331FD9. Reservations must be made by Monday, August 1, 2016, to ensure receiving the meeting rate. On-site parking at the hotel is available for an overnight rate of $59 or a daily rate of $28.00. The meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, and is scheduled to adjourn at 5:00 p.m. Among the topics to be discussed at the meeting are descriptions of the canister types currently used and being developed for storing and transporting SNF and HLW, DOE’s efforts to create an integrated program for managing and disposing of SNF and HLW canisters, and nuclear industry perspectives on DOE’s efforts to develop standardized canisters for commercial SNF. The meeting agenda will be available on the Board’s Web site: www.nwtrb.gov approximately one week before the meeting. The agenda may also be requested by email or telephone at that time from Davonya Barnes of the Board’s staff.

July 20, 2016 – 81 FR 47159-47160 – DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY – DOE/NSF High Energy Physics Advisory Panel – This notice announces a meeting of the DOE/NSF High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Friday, August 12, 2016; 12:00 Noon to 3:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Teleconference. Instructions for access can be found on the HEPAP Web site: http://science.energy.gov/hep/hepap/meetings/ or by contacting Dr. John Kogut by email at: john.kogut@science.doe.gov or by phone: (301) 903-1298. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Kogut, Executive Secretary; High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP); U.S. Department of Energy; SC-25/Germantown Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-1290; Telephone: 301-903-1298. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of Panel: To provide advice and guidance on a continuing basis to the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation on scientific priorities within the field of high energy physics research.