10 CFR Part 73
[Docket No. PRM-73-10]
Petition From the State of Nevada; Extension of Comment Period
AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
ACTION: Petition for rulemaking: Extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: On September 13, 1999, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published for public comment a petition for rulemaking filed by the State of Nevada. The petitioner requested that the Commission amend its regulations governing safeguards for shipments of spent nuclear fuel against sabotage and terrorism. The petitioner requested that the NRC conduct a comprehensive assessment of the consequences of terrorist attacks that have the capability of radiological sabotage, including attacks against transportation infrastructure used during nuclear waste shipments, attacks involving capture of nuclear waste shipments and use of high energy explosives against a cask or casks, and direct attacks upon a nuclear waste shipping cask or casks using antitank missiles or other military weapons. The comment period was to have expired on November 29, 1999. John Allen, Chairman of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Committee of the Transportation Research Board, submitted a comment on October 11, 1999, and requested that the comment period be extended due to the tight filing date for the petition. In view of this request, the NRC believes it is appropriate to extend the comment period; therefore, the comment period is extended to January 28, 2000.

DATES: The comment period has been extended and now closes on January 28, 2000. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date.

ADDRESSES: Send comments by mail addressed to the Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Attention: Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff.

Hand-deliver comments to: 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. on Federal workdays.

You may also provide comments via the NRC's interactive rulemaking website ( This site provides the capability to upload comments as files (any format), if your web browser supports that function. For information about the interactive rulemaking website, contact Ms. Carol Gallagher, 301-415-5905 (e-mail:

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Smith, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, Telephone: 301-415-6459, or toll-free: 800- 368-5642.

Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 27th day of October, 1999.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Annette L. Vietti-Cook,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 99-28596 Filed 11-2-99; 8:45 am]

[Federal Register: November 3, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 212)] [Proposed Rules] [Page 59684-59685] From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [] [DOCID:fr03no99-39]

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