Federal Register: December 20, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 244)
DOCID: fr20de07-2 FR Doc E7-24636
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
CFR Citation: 10 CFR Parts 19, 20, and 50
RIN ID: RIN 3150-AH40
ACTION: Radiation protection standards:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Final rule: deferral of effective date.
Occupational Dose Records, Labeling Containers, and the Total Effective Dose Equivalent; Deferral of Effective Date
DATES: Effective Date: The effective date of the final rule published December 4, 2007 (72 FR 68043) is deferred until February 15, 2008.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission published a final rule amending regulations that would become effective January 3, 2008. The final rule, published December 4, 2007 (72 FR 68043) related to the reporting of annual dose to workers, the definition of Total Effective Dose Equivalent (TEDE), the labeling of certain containers holding licensed material, and the determination of cumulative occupational radiation dose. The NRC is deferring the effective date of the final rule until Office of Budget and Management (OMB) review and clearance of the rule's information collections is completed. NRC anticipates the new effective date for this rule will be February 15, 2008. The NRC will publish a subsequent document to confirm this effective date.
Occupational dose records, labeling containers, and total effective dose equivalent,
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission published a final rule amending regulations that would become effective January 3, 2008. The final rule, published December 4, 2007 (72 FR 68043) related to the reporting of annual dose to workers, the definition of Total Effective Dose Equivalent (TEDE), the labeling of certain containers holding licensed material, and the determination of cumulative occupational radiation dose. This final rule will limit the routine reporting of annual doses to those workers whose annual dose exceeds a specific dose threshold or who request a report. The rule will also modify the labeling requirements for certain containers holding licensed material within posted areas in nuclear power facilities, and will amend the definition of TEDE to be consistent with current Commission policy. Finally, this rule will remove the requirement that licensees attempt to obtain cumulative exposure records for workers unless these individuals are being authorized to receive a planned special exposure. These revisions will reduce the administrative and information collection burdens on NRC and Agreement State licensees without affecting the level of protection for either the health and safety of workers and the public, or for the environment.
This final rule will amend information collection requirements contained in 10 CFR parts 19, 20, and 50, and NRC Form 4 that are subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). These information collection requirements were sent for approval to the Office of Management and Budget on November 28, 2007; while the changes to 10 CFR parts 19, 20, and 50, and NRC Form 4 do not contain a new or amended information collection requirements, the NRC has not received final clearance for these amended requirements. Because the rule will reduce the burden for existing information collection requirements, the public burden for the information collections in 10 CFR part 19 and NRC Form 4 is expected to be decreased by 235 and 44 hours per licensee, respectively. This reduction includes the time required for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed and completing and reviewing the information collection. Existing requirements were approved by the Office of Management and Budget, approval number(s) 31500044, 3150 0014, 31500011, and 31500005.
In order to allow sufficient time for OMB to complete its review of the information collections requirements imposed in this rule, the NRC is deferring the effective date of the December 4, 2007, amendments to 10 CFR parts 19, 20, and 50 until February 15, 2008.
Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 13th day of December 2007.
For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Annette L. ViettiCook,
Secretary of the Commission.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Stewart Schneider, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 205550001; telephone (301) 4154123; email firstname.lastname@example.org.