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Download as PDF 25158 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 85 / Friday, May 2, 2014 / Notices including impacts to biota. In addition, there are also no known socioeconomic or environmental justice impacts associated with such proposed action. Therefore, there are no significant nonradiological environmental impacts associated with the proposed action. Accordingly, the NRC concludes that there are no significant environmental impacts associated with the proposed action. Environmental Impacts of the Alternatives to the Proposed Action As an alternative to the proposed action, the staff considered denial of the proposed action (i.e., the ‘‘no-action’’ alternative). Denial of the application would result in no change in current environmental impacts. The environmental impacts of the proposed action and the alternative action are similar. Alternative Use of Resources The action does not involve the use of any different resources than those previously considered in the Final Environmental Statement for the KPS, dated December 1972, and the ‘‘Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding Kewaunee Power Station, Final Report,’’ NUREG–1437, Supplement 40, dated August 2010 (ADAMS Accession No. ML102150106). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Agencies or Persons Consulted The staff did not enter into consultation with any other Federal Agency or with the State of Wisconsin regarding the environmental impact of the proposed action. On April 10, 2014, the Wisconsin state representative was notified. III. Finding of No Significant Impact The licensee has proposed exemptions from 10 CFR 50.82(a)(8)(i)(A) and 10 CFR 50.75(h)(1)(iv) which would allow DEK to use funds from the Trust for irradiated fuel management activities in accordance with the updated Irradiated Fuel Management Plan and PSDAR, without prior written notification to the NRC. The NRC decided not to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed action. On the basis of the environmental assessment included in Section II above and incorporated by reference in this finding, the NRC concludes that the proposed action will not have significant effects on the quality of the human environment. Accordingly, the NRC has determined that a finding of no significant impact is appropriate. VerDate Mar<15>2010 00:23 May 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 Other than the licensee’s letters, dated April 4, 2013, as supplemented by letter dated November 6, 2013, there are no other environmental documents associated with this review. These documents are available for public inspection as indicated above. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 25th day of April 2014. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Douglas A. Broaddus, Chief, Plant Licensing IV–2 and Decommissioning Transition Branch, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2014–10097 Filed 5–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments [NRC–2011–0237] Event Reporting Guidelines Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Draft NUREG; request for comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft NUREG–1022, Revision 3, Supplement 1, ‘‘Event Reporting Guidelines: 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii).’’ In draft NUREG–1022, Revision 3, Supplement 1, the NRC proposes to endorse Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) 13–01, ‘‘Reportable Action Levels for Loss of Emergency Preparedness Capabilities,’’ dated October 2013. NEI 13–01 provides specific guidance for reporting to the NRC any event that results in a major loss of emergency assessment capability, offsite response capability, or offsite communications capability. SUMMARY: Submit comments by June 2, 2014. 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: You may submit comment by any of the following methods (unless this document describes a different method for submitting comments on a specific subject): • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2011–0237. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–287–3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Office of Administration, Mail Stop: 3WFN, 06–44M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. For additional direction on accessing information and submitting comments, see ‘‘Accessing Information and Submitting Comments’’ in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Regan, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415– 2768, email: Christopher.Regan@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Accessing Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2011– 0237 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may access publicly-available information related to this action by the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2011–0237. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may access publiclyavailable documents online in the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/readingrm/adams.html. To begin the search, select ‘‘ADAMS Public Documents’’ and then select ‘‘Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.’’ For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. Draft NUREG–1022, Revision 3, Supplement 1 is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML14114A384. NEI 13– 01, dated October 2013, is also available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML13281A794. • NRC’s PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public documents at the NRC’s PDR, Room O1–F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. II. Background NUREG–1022, Revision 3, ‘‘Event Reporting Guidelines: 10 CFR 50.72 and 50.73,’’ (ADAMS Accession No. ML13032A220) contains guidelines that the NRC considers acceptable for use in meeting the requirements of §§ 50.72 and 50.73 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR). The NRC uses the information reported under 10 CFR 50.72 and 10 CFR 50.73 in E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 85 / Friday, May 2, 2014 / Notices responding to emergencies, monitoring ongoing events, confirming licensing bases, studying potentially generic safety problems, assessing trends and patterns of operational experience, monitoring performance, identifying precursors of more significant events, and providing operational experience to the industry. Sections 1 and 2 of NUREG–1022, Revision 3 contain general guidance applicable to all event reports. Section 3 of NUREG–1022, Revision 3 contains guidance for each of the specific reporting criterion found within the rule. Section 4 of NUREG– 1022 Revision 3 contains additional general guidance applicable to reports submitted under 10 CFR 50.72. Section 5 of NUREG–1022, Revision 3 contains additional general guidance applicable to reports submitted under 10 CFR 50.73. Section 3.2.13 of NUREG–1022, Revision 3 provides guidance for reporting to the NRC the events listed under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii): any event that results in a major loss of emergency assessment capability, offsite response capability, or offsite communications capability. Although some of the guidance is specific, much of the guidance is general in nature. In many areas, the decision to report under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) involves a licensee’s use of engineering judgment. A licensee’s use of engineering judgment can result in inconsistent application. During public meetings conducted on April 3, 2013 (ADAMS Accession No. ML13100A390), and on May 7, 2013 (ADAMS Accession No. ML13109A228), the NRC discussed with external stakeholders, including the NEI, what specific considerations might be evaluated against when the NRC determines if acceptable engineering judgment was applied by a licensee. NEI 13–01, ‘‘Reportable Action Levels for Loss of Emergency Preparedness Capabilities,’’ (ADAMS Accession No. ML13281A794) was then drafted with the purpose of providing a detailed uniform approach to reporting under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii). NEI 13–01 provides specific guidance for reporting under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii). By letter dated October 8, 2013 (ADAMS Accession No. ML13281A780), NEI requested NRC endorsement of NEI 13– 01. It should also be noted that some of the specific guidance found in NEI 13– 01, differs from certain specific positions found in Section 3.2.13 of NUREG–1022, Revision 3. In draft NUREG–1022, Revision 3, Supplement 1, ‘‘Event Reporting Guidelines: 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii)’’ (ADAMS Accession No. ML14114A384), the NRC proposes to endorse NEI 13–01, VerDate Mar<15>2010 00:23 May 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 ‘‘Reportable Action Levels for Loss of Emergency Preparedness Capabilities,’’ dated October 2013, as an acceptable alternative to guidance found in Section 3.2.13 of NUREG–1022, Revision 3, for reporting considerations associated with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii). Since Sections 1, 2, and 4 of NUREG– 1022, Revision 3 contain general guidance for event reporting that would still be applicable to reports submitted under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii), these sections are not considered superseded by licensee adoption of NEI 13–01. III. Backfitting and Issue Finality Draft NUREG–1022, Revision 3, Supplement 1, if finalized, would provide guidance on the method that the NRC staff finds acceptable for a licensee to meet the information and collection requirements of 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii). The issuance of this guidance would not be backfitting, as the term is defined in 10 CFR 50.109, or inconsistent with the issue finality provisions on 10 CFR part 52, because information collection and reporting requirements are not included within the scope of the NRC’s backfitting protections or part 52 finality provisions. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 25th day of April 2014. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Christopher Regan, Branch Chief, Reactor Inspection Branch, Division of Inspections and Regional Support, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2014–10141 Filed 5–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 52–027 and 52–028; NRC– 2008–0441] Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3; South Carolina Electric and Gas; Changes to Chemical and Volume Control System Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Exemption and combined license amendment; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting an exemption to allow a departure from the certification information of Tier 1 of the generic design control document (DCD) and issuing License Amendment No. 11 to Combined Licenses (COL) NPF–93 and NPF–94. The COLs were issued to South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) and South Carolina Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper) (the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25159 licensee), for construction and operation of the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station (VCSNS), Units 2 and 3 located in Fairfield County, South Carolina. The amendment requests changes that modify the Chemical and Volume Control System (CVS), including changes to information located in Tier 1 Tables 2.3.2–1 and 2.3.2–2, and Tier 1 Figures 2.2.1–1 and 2.3.2–1. The granting of the exemption allows the changes to Tier 1 information as specified in the license amendment request (LAR). Because the acceptability of the exemption was determined in part by the acceptability of the amendment, the exemption and amendment are being issued concurrently. Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2008–0441 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may access publicly-available information related to this document, using any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2008–0441. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–287–3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may access publicly available documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents Collection at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html. To begin the search, select ‘‘ADAMS Public Documents’’ and then select ‘‘Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.’’ For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The ADAMS accession number for each document referenced in this document (if that document is available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is referenced. • NRC’s PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public documents at the NRC’s PDR, Room O1–F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise McGovern, Office of New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001; telephone: 301–415–0681; email: Denise.McGovern@nrc.gov. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2011-0237]


Event Reporting Guidelines

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft NUREG; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for 
public comment a draft NUREG-1022, Revision 3, Supplement 1, ``Event 
Reporting Guidelines: 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii).'' In draft NUREG-1022, 
Revision 3, Supplement 1, the NRC proposes to endorse Nuclear Energy 
Institute (NEI) 13-01, ``Reportable Action Levels for Loss of Emergency 
Preparedness Capabilities,'' dated October 2013. NEI 13-01 provides 
specific guidance for reporting to the NRC any event that results in a 
major loss of emergency assessment capability, offsite response 
capability, or offsite communications capability.

DATES: Submit comments by June 2, 2014. 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: You may submit comment by any of the following methods 
(unless this document describes a different method for submitting 
comments on a specific subject):
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2011-0237. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-
3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact 
the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this document.
     Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Office of Administration, 
Mail Stop: 3WFN, 06-44M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    For additional direction on accessing information and submitting 
comments, see ``Accessing Information and Submitting Comments'' in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Regan, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-2768, email: Christopher.Regan@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments

A. Accessing Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2011-0237 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding this document. You may 
access publicly-available information related to this action by the 
following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2011-0237.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may access publicly-available documents online in the NRC 
Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the 
search, select ``ADAMS Public Documents'' and then select ``Begin Web-
based ADAMS Search.'' For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC's 
Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-
4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. Draft NUREG-1022, Revision 
3, Supplement 1 is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML14114A384. 
NEI 13-01, dated October 2013, is also available in ADAMS under 
Accession No. ML13281A794.
     NRC's PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public 
documents at the NRC's PDR, Room O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

II. Background

    NUREG-1022, Revision 3, ``Event Reporting Guidelines: 10 CFR 50.72 
and 50.73,'' (ADAMS Accession No. ML13032A220) contains guidelines that 
the NRC considers acceptable for use in meeting the requirements of 
Sec. Sec.  50.72 and 50.73 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (10 CFR). The NRC uses the information reported under 10 
CFR 50.72 and 10 CFR 50.73 in

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responding to emergencies, monitoring ongoing events, confirming 
licensing bases, studying potentially generic safety problems, 
assessing trends and patterns of operational experience, monitoring 
performance, identifying precursors of more significant events, and 
providing operational experience to the industry. Sections 1 and 2 of 
NUREG-1022, Revision 3 contain general guidance applicable to all event 
reports. Section 3 of NUREG-1022, Revision 3 contains guidance for each 
of the specific reporting criterion found within the rule. Section 4 of 
NUREG-1022 Revision 3 contains additional general guidance applicable 
to reports submitted under 10 CFR 50.72. Section 5 of NUREG-1022, 
Revision 3 contains additional general guidance applicable to reports 
submitted under 10 CFR 50.73.
    Section 3.2.13 of NUREG-1022, Revision 3 provides guidance for 
reporting to the NRC the events listed under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii): 
any event that results in a major loss of emergency assessment 
capability, offsite response capability, or offsite communications 
capability. Although some of the guidance is specific, much of the 
guidance is general in nature. In many areas, the decision to report 
under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) involves a licensee's use of engineering 
judgment. A licensee's use of engineering judgment can result in 
inconsistent application. During public meetings conducted on April 3, 
2013 (ADAMS Accession No. ML13100A390), and on May 7, 2013 (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML13109A228), the NRC discussed with external 
stakeholders, including the NEI, what specific considerations might be 
evaluated against when the NRC determines if acceptable engineering 
judgment was applied by a licensee. NEI 13-01, ``Reportable Action 
Levels for Loss of Emergency Preparedness Capabilities,'' (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML13281A794) was then drafted with the purpose of 
providing a detailed uniform approach to reporting under 10 CFR 
50.72(b)(3)(xiii). NEI 13-01 provides specific guidance for reporting 
under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii). By letter dated October 8, 2013 (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML13281A780), NEI requested NRC endorsement of NEI 13-01. 
It should also be noted that some of the specific guidance found in NEI 
13-01, differs from certain specific positions found in Section 3.2.13 
of NUREG-1022, Revision 3.
    In draft NUREG-1022, Revision 3, Supplement 1, ``Event Reporting 
Guidelines: 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii)'' (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML14114A384), the NRC proposes to endorse NEI 13-01, ``Reportable 
Action Levels for Loss of Emergency Preparedness Capabilities,'' dated 
October 2013, as an acceptable alternative to guidance found in Section 
3.2.13 of NUREG-1022, Revision 3, for reporting considerations 
associated with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii).
    Since Sections 1, 2, and 4 of NUREG-1022, Revision 3 contain 
general guidance for event reporting that would still be applicable to 
reports submitted under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii), these sections are 
not considered superseded by licensee adoption of NEI 13-01.

III. Backfitting and Issue Finality

    Draft NUREG-1022, Revision 3, Supplement 1, if finalized, would 
provide guidance on the method that the NRC staff finds acceptable for 
a licensee to meet the information and collection requirements of 10 
CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii). The issuance of this guidance would not be 
backfitting, as the term is defined in 10 CFR 50.109, or inconsistent 
with the issue finality provisions on 10 CFR part 52, because 
information collection and reporting requirements are not included 
within the scope of the NRC's backfitting protections or part 52 
finality provisions.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 25th day of April 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Christopher Regan,
Branch Chief, Reactor Inspection Branch, Division of Inspections and 
Regional Support, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
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