Federal Register: November 24, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 226)
DOCID: FR Doc 03-29248
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
ACTION: Reports and guidance documents; availability, etc.:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of availability.
Draft U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission FY 2004-2009 Strategic Plan, NUREG-1614, Volume 3
DATES: The comment period for the draft strategic plan will close on December 31, 2003.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the availability of draft NUREG1614, Volume 3, ``U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, FY 20042009 Strategic Plan,'' dated November 7, 2003. The draft strategic plan will be open for public comment until December 31, 2003.
Draft Strategic Plan FY 2004-2009,
As a normal course of activities, agencies periodically revisit their strategic plans. The NRC is developing a new strategic plan for FY 20042009 to replace the agency's existing strategic plan.
The NRC is seeking comments on its draft FY 20042009 Strategic Plan (ADAMS Accession No. ML033140570). The draft Strategic Plan establishes the agency's longterm strategic direction and outcomes. It provides a foundation to guide NRC's work and to allocate NRC's resources.
The NRC's draft Strategic Plan does not represent a fundamental
change in the agency's mission. However, it better aligns the agency's goals with its mission and strategic objective to
``enable the use and management of radioactive materials and nuclear fuels for beneficial purposes in a manner that (1) protects the public health and safety and the environment, (2) promotes the security of our nation, and (3) provides for regulatory actions that are effective, efficient, and open.'' Additionally, the draft Strategic Plan has been restructured to improve its focus and readability. The restructuring significantly reduced the redundancy that exists in the agency's current strategic plan.
The NRC's draft Strategic Plan now includes a vision statement for NRC. The NRC's vision in fulfilling its responsibilities is: ``Excellence in regulating the safe and secure use and management of radioactive materials for the public good.'' The draft plan also focuses on five general goals: Safety, security, openness, effectiveness, and management excellence. These goals support our ability to maintain the public health, safety, and trust. The overarching goal of ensuring the safe use of radioactive materials and of enhancing safety, as appropriate, remains unchanged. The general goal on security has been added to reflect recent changes in our environment, while the general goal on openness emphasizes those actions we can directly control and states that public confidence should be an outcome of openness.
The NRC encourages all interested parties to comment on the draft Strategic Plan. The comment period will close on December 31, 2003. Comments on the draft plan may be submitted by any of the methods outlined under the ADDRESSES heading. Stakeholder feedback will be valuable in helping the Commission develop a final plan that has the benefit of the many views in the regulated civilian nuclear industry.
The final version of NUREG1614, Volume 3, is expected to be released on or about March 30, 2004.
Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 18th day of November, 2003.
For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Leslie W. Barnett,
Director, Division of Planning, Budget, and Analysis, Office of the Chief Financial Officer.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Leslie W. Barnett, Director, Division of Planning, Budget, and Analysis, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 205550001; telephone: 3014157540.