10 CFR Ch. I

Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing its semiannual regulatory agenda in accordance with Public Law 96-354, "The Regulatory Flexibility Act," and Executive Order 12866, "Regulatory Planning and Review." The agenda is a compilation of all rules on which the NRC has recently completed action or has proposed or is considering action. This issuance updates any action occurring on rules since publication of the last semiannual agenda on July 7, 2011 (76 FR 40204).

ADDRESSES: Comments on any rule in the agenda may be sent to the Secretary of the Commission, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, Attention: Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff. Comments may also be hand delivered to the One White Flint North Building, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852-2738, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., Federal workdays. Comments received on rules for which the comment period has closed will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given except as to comments received on or before the closure dates specified in the agenda. Public comments on NRC's published rulemaking actions are available on the Federal rulemaking Web site at

The agenda and any comments received on any rule listed in the agenda are available for public inspection and copying, for a fee, at the NRC's Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O1-F21, Rockville, Maryland 20852-2738.

The complete Unified Agenda will be available online at, in a format that offers users a greatly enhanced ability to obtain information from the Agenda database.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information concerning NRC rulemaking procedures or the status of any rule listed in this agenda, contact: Cindy Bladey, Rules, Announcements and Directives Branch, Division of Administrative Services, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone: 301-492-3667; Email: Persons outside the Washington, DC, metropolitan area may call, toll-free: 1‑800-368-5642. For further information on the substantive content of any rule listed in the agenda, contact the individual listed under the heading "Agency Contact" for that rule.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The information contained in this semiannual publication is updated to reflect any action that has occurred on rules since publication of the last NRC semiannual agenda on July 7, 2011 (76 FR 40204). Within each group, the rules are ordered according to the Regulation Identifier Number (RIN).

The information in this agenda has been updated through September 9, 2011. The date for the next scheduled action under the heading "Timetable" is the date the rule is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register. The date is considered tentative and is not binding on the Commission or its staff. The agenda is intended to provide the public early notice and opportunity to participate in the NRC rulemaking process. However, the NRC may consider or act on any rulemaking even though it is not included in the agenda. In particular, the Commission is considering recommendations from a task force established to examine the NRC's regulatory requirements, programs, processes, and implementation in light of information from the Fukushima Daiichi site in Japan, following the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami.

The NRC agenda lists all open rulemaking actions. Five rules affect small entities.

Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 9th day of September 2011.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

NAME: Leslie Terry,

Acting Chief, Rules, Announcements and Directives Branch,

Division of Administrative Services,

Office of Administration.