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2 June 2011

NRC-DHS Memo on Chemical Plant Protection

[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 106 (Thursday, June 2, 2011)]
[Page 31997]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2011-13676]

[[Page 31997]]




Final Memorandum of Understanding Between the U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on 
Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: R. Clyde Ragland, Project Manager 
(Security), Fuel Cycle and Transportation Security Branch, Division of 
Security Policy, Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555. Telephone: 301-
415-7008; fax number: 301-415-6382; e-mail:


I. Introduction

    This notice is to advise the public of the issuance of a Final 
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission (NRC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The MOU 
delineates clear lines of responsibility between the parties, based on 
their legal authorities, for the security of high-risk chemical 
facilities subject to DHS regulation and for the security of chemicals 
at facilities subject to NRC regulation. The MOU describes the parties' 
relationship in identifying which facilities are subject to NRC 
regulation and thus are, in whole or in part, exempt from the chemical 
facility security regulations issued by DHS.

II. Effective Date

    This MOU is effective March 31, 2011.

III. Further Information

    Documents related to this action are available online at the NRC's 
Library at From this site, 
you can access the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management 
System (ADAMS), which provides text and image files of NRC's public 
documents. The ADAMS accession number for the MOU is ML111010355. If 
you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing 
the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC Public Document Room 
(PDR) Reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737 or by e-mail to: These documents may also be viewed electronically 
on the public computers located at the NRC's PDR, Room, O1-F21, One 
White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The 
PDR reproduction contractor will copy documents for a fee.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 25th day of May 2011.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Peter Prescott,
Acting Branch Chief, Fuel Cycle and Transportation Security Branch, 
Division of Security Policy, Office of Nuclear Security and Incident 
[FR Doc. 2011-13676 Filed 6-1-11; 8:45 am]