Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Notice of Meeting, 24139-24140 [2016-09561]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 79 / Monday, April 25, 2016 / Notices assurance that adequate funds will be available to stabilize conditions and cover onsite cleanup costs associated with site decontamination, following an accident that results in the release of a significant amount of radiological material. Because VY is permanently shut down and defueled, it is no longer possible for the radiological consequences of design-basis accidents or other credible events at VY to exceed the limits of the EPA PAGs at the exclusion area boundary. The licensee has evaluated the consequences of highly unlikely, beyond-design-basis conditions involving a loss of coolant from the SFP. The analyses show that after April 15, 2016, the likelihood of such an event leading to a large radiological release is negligible. The NRC staff’s evaluation of the licensee’s analyses confirm this conclusion. The NRC staff also finds that the licensee’s proposed $50 million level of onsite insurance is consistent with the bounding cleanup and decontamination cost, as discussed in SECY–96–256, to account for the hypothetical rupture of a large liquid radiological waste tank at the VY site, should such an event occur. Therefore, the staff concludes that the application of the current requirements in 10 CFR 50.54(w)(1) to maintain $1.06 billion in onsite insurance coverage is not necessary to achieve the underlying purpose of the rule for the permanently shutdown and defueled VY reactor. Under 10 CFR 50.12(a)(2)(iii), special circumstances are present whenever compliance would result in undue hardship or other costs that are significantly in excess of those contemplated when the regulation was adopted, or that are significantly in excess of those incurred by others similarly situated. The NRC staff concludes that if the licensee was required to continue to maintain an onsite insurance level of $1.06 billion, the associated insurance premiums would be in excess of those necessary and commensurate with the radiological contamination risks posed by the site. In addition, such insurance levels would be significantly in excess of other decommissioning reactor facilities that have been granted similar exemptions by the NRC. The NRC staff finds that compliance with the existing rule would result in an undue hardship or other costs that are significantly in excess of those contemplated when the regulation was adopted and are significantly in excess of those incurred by others similarly situated. Therefore, the special circumstances required by 10 CFR 50.12(a)(2)(ii) and 10 CFR 50.12(a)(2)(iii) exist. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Apr 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 E. Environmental Considerations The NRC approval of the exemption to insurance or indemnity requirements belongs to a category of actions that the Commission, by rule or regulation, has declared to be a categorical exclusion, after first finding that the category of actions does not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. Specifically, the exemption is categorically excluded from further analysis under § 51.22(c)(25). Under 10 CFR 51.22(c)(25), granting of an exemption from the requirements of any regulation of Chapter I to 10 CFR is a categorical exclusion provided that (i) there is no significant hazards consideration; (ii) there is no significant change in the types or significant increase in the amounts of any effluents that may be released offsite; (iii) there is no significant increase in individual or cumulative public or occupational radiation exposure; (iv) there is no significant construction impact; (v) there is no significant increase in the potential for or consequences from radiological accidents; and (vi) the requirements from which an exemption is sought involve: surety, insurance, or indemnity requirements. The Director, Division of Decommissioning, Uranium Recovery and Waste Programs, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, has determined that approval of the exemption request involves no significant hazards consideration because reducing the licensee’s onsite property damage insurance for VY does not (1) involve a significant increase in the probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated; or (2) create the possibility of a new or different kind of accident from any accident previously evaluated; or (3) involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety. The exempted financial protection regulation is unrelated to the operation of VY. Accordingly, there is no significant change in the types or significant increase in the amounts of any effluents that may be released offsite; and no significant increase in individual or cumulative public or occupational radiation exposure. In addition, the exempted regulation is not associated with construction, so there is no significant construction impact. The exempted regulation does not concern the source term (i.e., potential amount of radiation in an accident), nor mitigation. Therefore, there is no significant increase in the potential for, or consequences of, a radiological accident. In addition, there PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24139 would be no significant impacts to biota, water resources, historic properties, cultural resources, or socioeconomic conditions in the region. Moreover, the requirement for onsite property damage insurance involves surety, insurance, and indemnity matters. Accordingly, the exemption request meets the eligibility criteria for categorical exclusion set forth in 10 CFR 51.22(c)(25). Therefore, pursuant to 10 CFR 51.22(b) and 51.22(c)(25), no environmental impact statement or environmental assessment need be prepared in connection with the approval of this exemption request. IV. Conclusions Accordingly, the Commission has determined that, pursuant to 10 CFR 50.12(a), the exemption from 50.54(w)(1) is authorized by law, will not present an undue risk to the public health and safety, and is consistent with the common defense and security. In addition, special circumstances are present as set forth in 10 CFR 50.12. Therefore, the Commission hereby grants VY an exemption from the requirements of 10 CFR 50.54(w)(1). The exemption will permit VY to lower minimum required onsite insurance to $50 million no earlier than April 15, 2016. The exemption is effective upon issuance. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 15th day of April, 2016. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. John R. Tappert, Director, Division of Decommissioning, Uranium Recovery and Waste Programs, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2016–09558 Filed 4–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Notice of Meeting In accordance with the purposes of Sections 29 and 182b of the Atomic Energy Act (42 U.S.C. 2039, 2232b), the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) will hold a meeting on May 5–7, 2016, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. Thursday, May 5, 2016, Conference Room T2–B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 8:30 a.m.–8:35 a.m.: Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open)— The ACRS Chairman will make E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1 24140 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 79 / Monday, April 25, 2016 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES opening remarks regarding the conduct of the meeting. 8:35 a.m.–10:00 a.m.: Additional Guidance to Support the Closure Plan for the Reevaluation of Flooding Hazards (Open)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding implementation of the mitigating strategies and flooding hazards reevaluation action plan. 10:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m.: Review of Fukushima Tier 2 Group 3 Recommendation Regarding Other Natural Hazards Screening Evaluations (Open)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the reviews of other natural hazards screening evaluations. 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: NuScale Topical Report TR–0515–13952, Risk Significance Determination—Use of RAW Importance Measure (Open/ Closed)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the safety evaluation associated with the subject NuScale topical report. Note: A portion of this meeting may be closed in order to discuss and protect information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4). 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)—The Committee will discuss proposed ACRS reports on matters discussed during this meeting. Note: A portion of this meeting may be closed in order to discuss and protect information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4). Friday, May 6, 2016, Conference Room T2–B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 8:35 a.m.–10:00 a.m.: Future ACRS Activities/Report of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee (Open/Closed)—The Committee will discuss the recommendations of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee regarding items proposed for consideration by the Full Committee during future ACRS Meetings, and matters related to the conduct of ACRS business, including anticipated workload and member assignments. Note: A portion of this meeting may be closed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(2) and (6) to discuss organizational and personnel VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Apr 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 matters that relate solely to internal personnel rules and practices of ACRS, and information the release of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. 10:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.: Reconciliation of ACRS Comments and Recommendations (Open)—The Committee will discuss the responses from the NRC Executive Director for Operations to comments and recommendations included in recent ACRS reports and letters. 10:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)—The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports discussed during this meeting. Note: A portion of this meeting may be closed in order to discuss and protect information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4). Saturday, May 7, 2016, Conference Room T2–B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)—The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports. Note: A portion of this meeting may be closed in order to discuss and protect information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4). 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Miscellaneous (Open)—The Committee will continue its discussion related to the conduct of Committee activities and specific issues that were not completed during previous meetings. Procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACRS meetings were published in the Federal Register on October 21, 2015 (80 FR 63846). In accordance with those procedures, oral or written views may be presented by members of the public, including representatives of the nuclear industry. Persons desiring to make oral statements should notify Quynh Nguyen, Cognizant ACRS Staff (Telephone: 301–415–5844, Email: Quynh.Nguyen@nrc.gov), 5 days before the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made to allow necessary time during the meeting for such statements. In view of the possibility that the schedule for ACRS meetings may be adjusted by the Chairman as necessary to facilitate the conduct of the meeting, persons planning to attend should check with the Cognizant ACRS staff if such rescheduling would result in major inconvenience. PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Thirty-five hard copies of each presentation or handout should be provided 30 minutes before the meeting. In addition, one electronic copy of each presentation should be emailed to the Cognizant ACRS Staff one day before meeting. If an electronic copy cannot be provided within this timeframe, presenters should provide the Cognizant ACRS Staff with a CD containing each presentation at least 30 minutes before the meeting. In accordance with Subsection 10(d) of Public Law 92–463 and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c), certain portions of this meeting may be closed, as specifically noted above. Use of still, motion picture, and television cameras during the meeting may be limited to selected portions of the meeting as determined by the Chairman. Electronic recordings will be permitted only during the open portions of the meeting. ACRS meeting agendas, meeting transcripts, and letter reports are available through the NRC Public Document Room at pdr.resource@ nrc.gov, or by calling the PDR at 1–800– 397–4209, or from the Publicly Available Records System (PARS) component of NRC’s document system (ADAMS) which is accessible from the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/adams.html or http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doccollections/ACRS/. Video teleconferencing service is available for observing open sessions of ACRS meetings. Those wishing to use this service should contact Mr. Theron Brown, ACRS Audio Visual Technician (301–415–8066), between 7:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. (ET), at least 10 days before the meeting to ensure the availability of this service. Individuals or organizations requesting this service will be responsible for telephone line charges and for providing the equipment and facilities that they use to establish the video teleconferencing link. The availability of video teleconferencing services is not guaranteed. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 19th day of April, 2016. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Andrew L. Bates, Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–09561 Filed 4–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 79 (Monday, April 25, 2016)]
[Notices]
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Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Notice of Meeting

    In accordance with the purposes of Sections 29 and 182b of the 
Atomic Energy Act (42 U.S.C. 2039, 2232b), the Advisory Committee on 
Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) will hold a meeting on May 5-7, 2016, 11545 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland.

Thursday, May 5, 2016, Conference Room T2-B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, Maryland

8:30 a.m.-8:35 a.m.: Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open)--The 
ACRS Chairman will make

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opening remarks regarding the conduct of the meeting.
8:35 a.m.-10:00 a.m.: Additional Guidance to Support the Closure Plan 
for the Reevaluation of Flooding Hazards (Open)--The Committee will 
hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the 
NRC staff regarding implementation of the mitigating strategies and 
flooding hazards reevaluation action plan.
10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.: Review of Fukushima Tier 2 Group 3 
Recommendation Regarding Other Natural Hazards Screening Evaluations 
(Open)--The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions 
with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the reviews of other 
natural hazards screening evaluations.
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: NuScale Topical Report TR-0515-13952, Risk 
Significance Determination--Use of RAW Importance Measure (Open/
Closed)--The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions 
with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the safety evaluation 
associated with the subject NuScale topical report. Note: A portion of 
this meeting may be closed in order to discuss and protect information 
designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4).
3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)--The 
Committee will discuss proposed ACRS reports on matters discussed 
during this meeting. Note: A portion of this meeting may be closed in 
order to discuss and protect information designated as proprietary, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4).

Friday, May 6, 2016, Conference Room T2-B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, Maryland

8:35 a.m.-10:00 a.m.: Future ACRS Activities/Report of the Planning and 
Procedures Subcommittee (Open/Closed)--The Committee will discuss the 
recommendations of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee regarding 
items proposed for consideration by the Full Committee during future 
ACRS Meetings, and matters related to the conduct of ACRS business, 
including anticipated workload and member assignments. Note: A portion 
of this meeting may be closed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(2) and (6) 
to discuss organizational and personnel matters that relate solely to 
internal personnel rules and practices of ACRS, and information the 
release of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of 
personal privacy.
10:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.: Reconciliation of ACRS Comments and 
Recommendations (Open)--The Committee will discuss the responses from 
the NRC Executive Director for Operations to comments and 
recommendations included in recent ACRS reports and letters.
10:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)--The 
Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports 
discussed during this meeting. Note: A portion of this meeting may be 
closed in order to discuss and protect information designated as 
proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4).

Saturday, May 7, 2016, Conference Room T2-B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, Maryland

8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)--The 
Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports. Note: 
A portion of this meeting may be closed in order to discuss and protect 
information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4).
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Miscellaneous (Open)--The Committee will 
continue its discussion related to the conduct of Committee activities 
and specific issues that were not completed during previous meetings.

    Procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACRS meetings 
were published in the Federal Register on October 21, 2015 (80 FR 
63846). In accordance with those procedures, oral or written views may 
be presented by members of the public, including representatives of the 
nuclear industry. Persons desiring to make oral statements should 
notify Quynh Nguyen, Cognizant ACRS Staff (Telephone: 301-415-5844, 
Email: Quynh.Nguyen@nrc.gov), 5 days before the meeting, if possible, 
so that appropriate arrangements can be made to allow necessary time 
during the meeting for such statements. In view of the possibility that 
the schedule for ACRS meetings may be adjusted by the Chairman as 
necessary to facilitate the conduct of the meeting, persons planning to 
attend should check with the Cognizant ACRS staff if such rescheduling 
would result in major inconvenience.
    Thirty-five hard copies of each presentation or handout should be 
provided 30 minutes before the meeting. In addition, one electronic 
copy of each presentation should be emailed to the Cognizant ACRS Staff 
one day before meeting. If an electronic copy cannot be provided within 
this timeframe, presenters should provide the Cognizant ACRS Staff with 
a CD containing each presentation at least 30 minutes before the 
meeting.
    In accordance with Subsection 10(d) of Public Law 92-463 and 5 
U.S.C. 552b(c), certain portions of this meeting may be closed, as 
specifically noted above. Use of still, motion picture, and television 
cameras during the meeting may be limited to selected portions of the 
meeting as determined by the Chairman. Electronic recordings will be 
permitted only during the open portions of the meeting.
    ACRS meeting agendas, meeting transcripts, and letter reports are 
available through the NRC Public Document Room at pdr.resource@nrc.gov, 
or by calling the PDR at 1-800-397-4209, or from the Publicly Available 
Records System (PARS) component of NRC's document system (ADAMS) which 
is accessible from the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html or http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/ACRS/.
    Video teleconferencing service is available for observing open 
sessions of ACRS meetings. Those wishing to use this service should 
contact Mr. Theron Brown, ACRS Audio Visual Technician (301-415-8066), 
between 7:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. (ET), at least 10 days before the 
meeting to ensure the availability of this service. Individuals or 
organizations requesting this service will be responsible for telephone 
line charges and for providing the equipment and facilities that they 
use to establish the video teleconferencing link. The availability of 
video teleconferencing services is not guaranteed.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 19th day of April, 2016.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Andrew L. Bates,
Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-09561 Filed 4-22-16; 8:45 am]
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