Guidance for ITAAC Closure, 44157-44158 [2015-18114]

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[FR Doc. 2015–18353 Filed 7–22–15; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2014–0277] Guidance for ITAAC Closure Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Regulatory guide; issuance. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 2 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.215, ‘‘Guidance for ITAAC Closure Under 10 CFR part 52.’’ This RG describes a method that the staff of the NRC considers acceptable for use in SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:59 Jul 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 satisfying the requirements for documenting the completion of inspections, tests, analyses, and acceptance criteria (ITAAC) ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2014–0277 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may access information related to this document, which the NRC possesses and is publicly available, using the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2014–0277. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–415–3463; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may access publicly available documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents Collections 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 notice (if that document is available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is referenced. Revision 2 of Regulatory Guide 1.215, is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML15105A447. The regulatory analysis may be found in ADAMS under Accession No. ML14258B184. • 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. Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and NRC approval is not required to reproduce them. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Gaslevic, Office of New Reactors, telephone: 301–415–2276, email: James.Gaslevic@nrc.gov, or Stephen Burton, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, telephone: 301–415–7000, email: Stephen.Burton@nrc.gov. Both are staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The NRC is issuing a revision to an existing guide in the NRC’s ‘‘Regulatory Guide’’ series. This series was developed to describe and make available to the public information PO 00000 Frm 00139 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44157 regarding methods that are acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing specific parts of the agency’s regulations, techniques that the staff uses in evaluating specific issues or postulated events, and data that the staff needs in its review of applications for permits and licenses. Revision 2 of RG 1.215 was issued with a temporary identification as Draft Regulatory Guide, DG–1316. This revision (Revision 2) of RG 1.215 approves for use Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) 08–01, ‘‘Industry Guideline for the ITAAC Closure Process under 10 CFR part 52,’’ Revision 5—Corrected (Ref. 2), subject to certain exceptions and additional guidance described in this regulatory guide under Section C, Staff Regulatory Guidance. The NEI 08–01, Revision 5—Corrected, was updated to include additional guidance related to ITAAC maintenance, lessons learned from simulated ITAAC closure implementation, changes to the information and formatting guidance for uncompleted ITAAC notifications, and other enhancements. II. Additional Information Draft Guide 1316 was published in the Federal Register on January 5, 2015 (80 FR 265) for a 60-day public comment period. The public comment period closed on March 6, 2015. Public comments on DG–1316 and the staff responses to the public comments are available under ADAMS Accession Number ML15105A446. III. Congressional Review Act This regulatory guide is a rule as defined in the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801–808). However, the Office of Management and Budget has not found it to be a major rule as defined in the Congressional Review Act. IV. Backfitting and Issue Finality This regulatory guide approves updated industry guidance for ITAAC closure, including the different kinds of ITAAC notifications required by 10 CFR 52.99. Issuance of this regulatory guide is not inconsistent with the issue finality provisions in 10 CFR part 52. As discussed in the ‘‘Implementation’’ section of this regulatory guide, the NRC has no current intention to impose this regulatory guide on current holders of combined licenses. In addition, the matters in this regulatory guide are not within the matters subject to issue finality protection under 10 CFR 52.83 or 10 CFR 52.98. Therefore, any imposition of this regulatory guide on current holders of combined licenses, or E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 44158 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 142 / Friday, July 24, 2015 / Notices current and future applicants for combined licenses, would not be inconsistent with any issue finality protection under 10 CFR 52.83 or 10 CFR 52.98. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 16th day of July, 2015. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Thomas H. Boyce, Chief, Regulatory Guidance and Generic Issues Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. [FR Doc. 2015–18114 Filed 7–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–454 and 50–455; NRC– 2013–0178] Exelon Generating Company, LLC; Byron Station, Units 1 and 2 Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Supplemental environmental impact statement; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a final plant-specific supplement, Supplement 54, to NUREG–1437, ‘‘Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants’’ (GEIS), regarding the renewal of Exelon Generating Company, LLC (Exelon) operating licenses NPF–37 and NPF–66 for Byron Station, Units 1 and 2 (Byron), respectively, for an additional 20 years of operation. DATES: The final Supplement 54 to the GEIS is available as of July 24, 2015. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2013–0178 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may obtain 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–2013–0178. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–415– 3463; 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 obtain publiclyavailable 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 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:59 Jul 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 final Supplement 54 to the GEIS is in ADAMS under Accession No. ML15196A263. • • 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: Lois James, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001; telephone: 301–415–3306; email: Lois.James@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background In accordance with § 51.118 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the NRC is making available final Supplement 54 to the GEIS regarding the renewal of Exelon operating licenses NPF–37 and NPF–66 for an additional 20 years of operation for Byron. Draft Supplement 54 to the GEIS was noticed by the NRC in the Federal Register on January 2, 2015 (80 FR 55), and noticed by the Environmental Protection Agency on January 2, 2015 (80 FR 41). The public comment period on draft Supplement 54 to the GEIS ended on February 20, 2015, and the comments received are addressed in final Supplement 54 to the GEIS. Final Supplement 54 to the GEIS is available as indicated in the ADDRESSES section of this document. II. Discussion As discussed in chapter 5 of the final Supplement 54 to the GEIS, the NRC determined that the adverse environmental impacts of license renewal for Byron are not so great that preserving the option of license renewal for energy-planning decisionmakers would be unreasonable. This recommendation is based on: (1) The analysis and findings in the GEIS; (2) information provided in the environmental report and other documents submitted by Exelon; (3) consultation with Federal, State, local, and Tribal agencies; (4) the NRC staff’s independent environmental review; and (5) consideration of public comments received during the scoping process and on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 16th day of July 2015. PO 00000 Frm 00140 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. James G. Danna, Chief, Projects Branch 2, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2015–18110 Filed 7–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 040–09068; NRC–2008–0391] Lost Creek ISR, LLC Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Temporary exemption; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a temporary exemption from certain NRC financial assurance requirements to Lost Creek ISR, LLC (Lost Creek), in response to its annual financial assurance update for its Lost Creek In-Situ Recovery (ISR) project. Issuance of this temporary exemption will not remove the requirement for Lost Creek to provide adequate financial assurance through an approved mechanism, but will allow the NRC staff to further evaluate whether the State of Wyoming’s separate account provision for financial assurance instruments it holds is consistent with the NRC’s requirement for a standby trust agreement. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2008–0391 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may obtain 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–2008–0391. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–415–3463; 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 obtain publiclyavailable 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 142 (Friday, July 24, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44157-44158]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2014-0277]


Guidance for ITAAC Closure

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Regulatory guide; issuance.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing 
Revision 2 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.215, ``Guidance for ITAAC Closure 
Under 10 CFR part 52.'' This RG describes a method that the staff of 
the NRC considers acceptable for use in satisfying the requirements for 
documenting the completion of inspections, tests, analyses, and 
acceptance criteria (ITAAC)

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2014-0277 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may access information related to this document, which the NRC 
possesses and is publicly available, using the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2014-0277. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-415-
3463; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may access publicly available documents online in the 
ADAMS Public Documents Collections 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 notice (if 
that document is available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a 
document is referenced. Revision 2 of Regulatory Guide 1.215, is 
available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML15105A447. The regulatory 
analysis may be found in ADAMS under Accession No. ML14258B184.
     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.
    Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and NRC approval is not 
required to reproduce them.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Gaslevic, Office of New 
Reactors, telephone: 301-415-2276, email: James.Gaslevic@nrc.gov, or 
Stephen Burton, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, telephone: 301-
415-7000, email: Stephen.Burton@nrc.gov. Both are staff of the U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    The NRC is issuing a revision to an existing guide in the NRC's 
``Regulatory Guide'' series. This series was developed to describe and 
make available to the public information regarding methods that are 
acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing specific parts of the 
agency's regulations, techniques that the staff uses in evaluating 
specific issues or postulated events, and data that the staff needs in 
its review of applications for permits and licenses.
    Revision 2 of RG 1.215 was issued with a temporary identification 
as Draft Regulatory Guide, DG-1316. This revision (Revision 2) of RG 
1.215 approves for use Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) 08-01, ``Industry 
Guideline for the ITAAC Closure Process under 10 CFR part 52,'' 
Revision 5--Corrected (Ref. 2), subject to certain exceptions and 
additional guidance described in this regulatory guide under Section C, 
Staff Regulatory Guidance. The NEI 08-01, Revision 5--Corrected, was 
updated to include additional guidance related to ITAAC maintenance, 
lessons learned from simulated ITAAC closure implementation, changes to 
the information and formatting guidance for uncompleted ITAAC 
notifications, and other enhancements.

II. Additional Information

    Draft Guide 1316 was published in the Federal Register on January 
5, 2015 (80 FR 265) for a 60-day public comment period. The public 
comment period closed on March 6, 2015. Public comments on DG-1316 and 
the staff responses to the public comments are available under ADAMS 
Accession Number ML15105A446.

III. Congressional Review Act

    This regulatory guide is a rule as defined in the Congressional 
Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801-808). However, the Office of Management and 
Budget has not found it to be a major rule as defined in the 
Congressional Review Act.

IV. Backfitting and Issue Finality

    This regulatory guide approves updated industry guidance for ITAAC 
closure, including the different kinds of ITAAC notifications required 
by 10 CFR 52.99. Issuance of this regulatory guide is not inconsistent 
with the issue finality provisions in 10 CFR part 52. As discussed in 
the ``Implementation'' section of this regulatory guide, the NRC has no 
current intention to impose this regulatory guide on current holders of 
combined licenses. In addition, the matters in this regulatory guide 
are not within the matters subject to issue finality protection under 
10 CFR 52.83 or 10 CFR 52.98. Therefore, any imposition of this 
regulatory guide on current holders of combined licenses, or

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current and future applicants for combined licenses, would not be 
inconsistent with any issue finality protection under 10 CFR 52.83 or 
10 CFR 52.98.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 16th day of July, 2015.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Thomas H. Boyce,
Chief, Regulatory Guidance and Generic Issues Branch, Division of 
Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 2015-18114 Filed 7-23-15; 8:45 am]
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