Standard Format and Content of License Applications for Receipt and Storage of Unirradiated Power Reactor Fuel and Associated Radioactive Material at a Nuclear Power Plant, 9487-9488 [2020-03238]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 33 / Wednesday, February 19, 2020 / Notices more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments. The period to request a hearing and petition for leave to intervene is not being extended. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 13th day of February, 2020. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. James G. Danna, Chief, Plant Licensing Branch I, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2020–03258 Filed 2–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2020–0026] Standard Format and Content of License Applications for Receipt and Storage of Unirradiated Power Reactor Fuel and Associated Radioactive Material at a Nuclear Power Plant Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Draft regulatory guide; request for comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG–3036, ‘‘Standard Format and Content of License Applications for Receipt and Storage of Unirradiated Power Reactor Fuel and Associated Radioactive Material at a Nuclear Power Plant.’’ This regulatory guide (RG) describes the standard format and content that the NRC staff considers acceptable for license applications to authorize the receipt, possession, and storage of unirradiated fuel assemblies and associated radioactive materials at a nuclear power plant. DATES: Submit comments by April 20, 2020. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. 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You may obtain publicly-available information related to this document by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2020–0026. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may obtain publiclyavailable documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection at https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html. To begin the search, 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. DG–3036 is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML14161A621. • 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. B. Submitting Comments Please include Docket ID NRC–2020– 0026 in your comment submission. The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact information in PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9487 comment submissions that you do not want to be publicly disclosed. The NRC posts all comment submissions at https://www.regulations.gov as well as enters the comment submissions into ADAMS. The NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove identifying or contact information. If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to include identifying or contact information in their comment submissions that they do not want to be publicly disclosed. Your request should state that the NRC will not edit comment submissions to remove such information before making the comment submissions available to the public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS. II. Additional Information The NRC is issuing for public comment a draft guide in the NRC’s ‘‘Regulatory Guide’’ series. This series was developed to describe and make available to the public such information as methods that are acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing specific parts of the NRC’s regulations, techniques that the staff uses in evaluating specific problems or postulated events, and data that the staff needs in its review of applications for permits and licenses. The draft regulatory guide, entitled ‘‘Standard Format and Content of License Applications for Receipt and Storage of Unirradiated Power Reactor Fuel and Associated Radioactive Material at a Nuclear Power Plant,’’ is temporarily identified by its task number, DG–3036. DG–3036 is proposed revision 2 of Regulatory Guide 3.15. The guide describes a method that the staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) considers acceptable for use in preparing license applications to authorize the receipt, possession, and storage of unirradiated fuel assemblies and associated radioactive materials at a nuclear power reactor for eventual use in that reactor and provides a format for a license application. This revision of the guide (revision 2) updates references and reflects experience gained in licensing, operation, and subsequent decommissioning of unirradiated power reactor fuel storage sites since the guide was addresses new issues identified since the guide was originally issued in April 1983. III. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 33 (Wednesday, February 19, 2020)]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2020-0026]


Standard Format and Content of License Applications for Receipt 
and Storage of Unirradiated Power Reactor Fuel and Associated 
Radioactive Material at a Nuclear Power Plant

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft regulatory guide; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for 
public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-3036, ``Standard Format 
and Content of License Applications for Receipt and Storage of 
Unirradiated Power Reactor Fuel and Associated Radioactive Material at 
a Nuclear Power Plant.'' This regulatory guide (RG) describes the 
standard format and content that the NRC staff considers acceptable for 
license applications to authorize the receipt, possession, and storage 
of unirradiated fuel assemblies and associated radioactive materials at 
a nuclear power plant.

DATES: Submit comments by April 20, 2020. Comments received after this 
date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC is 
able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before 
this date.
    Although a time limit is given for public comment, comments and 
suggestions in connection with items for inclusion in RGs currently 
being developed or improvements in all published RGs are encouraged at 
any time.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2020-0026. Address 
questions about NRC docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Jennifer Borges; 
telephone: 301-287-9127; email: [email protected]. For technical 
questions, contact the individuals listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document.
     Mail comments to: Office of Administration, Mail Stop: 
TWFN-7A06, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001. ATTN: Program Management, Announcements and Editing Staff.
    For additional direction on obtaining information and submitting 
comments, see ``Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments'' in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Ramsey, Office of Nuclear 
Materials Safety and Safeguards, telephone: 301-415-7506, email: 
[email protected], and Edward O'Donnell, Office of Nuclear 
Regulatory Research, telephone: 301-415-3317, email: 
[email protected]. Both are staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2020-0026 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding this document. You may 
obtain publicly-available information related to this document by any 
of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2020-0026.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may obtain publicly-available documents online in the 
ADAMS Public Documents collection at https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the search, 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 [email protected]. DG-3036 is available in ADAMS under 
Accession No. ML14161A621.
     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.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2020-0026 in your comment submission. 
The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact information 
in comment submissions that you do not want to be publicly disclosed. 
The NRC posts all comment submissions at https://www.regulations.gov as 
well as enters the comment submissions into ADAMS. The NRC does not 
routinely edit comment submissions to remove identifying or contact 
information.
    If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons 
for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to 
include identifying or contact information in their comment submissions 
that they do not want to be publicly disclosed. Your request should 
state that the NRC will not edit comment submissions to remove such 
information before making the comment submissions available to the 
public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS.

II. Additional Information

    The NRC is issuing for public comment a draft guide in the NRC's 
``Regulatory Guide'' series. This series was developed to describe and 
make available to the public such information as methods that are 
acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing specific parts of the 
NRC's regulations, techniques that the staff uses in evaluating 
specific problems or postulated events, and data that the staff needs 
in its review of applications for permits and licenses.
    The draft regulatory guide, entitled ``Standard Format and Content 
of License Applications for Receipt and Storage of Unirradiated Power 
Reactor Fuel and Associated Radioactive Material at a Nuclear Power 
Plant,'' is temporarily identified by its task number, DG-3036. DG-3036 
is proposed revision 2 of Regulatory Guide 3.15. The guide describes a 
method that the staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) 
considers acceptable for use in preparing license applications to 
authorize the receipt, possession, and storage of unirradiated fuel 
assemblies and associated radioactive materials at a nuclear power 
reactor for eventual use in that reactor and provides a format for a 
license application.
    This revision of the guide (revision 2) updates references and 
reflects experience gained in licensing, operation, and subsequent 
decommissioning of unirradiated power reactor fuel storage sites since 
the guide was addresses new issues identified since the guide was 
originally issued in April 1983.

III. Backfitting, Issue Finality, and Forward Fitting

    Issuance of this draft regulatory guide in final form would not 
constitute

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backfitting as defined in title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
(10 CFR) section 50.109, ``Backfitting,'' and as described in NRC 
Management Directive 8.4, ``Management of Backfitting, Forward Fitting, 
Issue Finality, and Information Requests''; constitute forward fitting 
as that term is defined and described in Management Directive 8.4; or 
affect issue finality of any approval issued under 10 CFR part 52, 
``Licenses, Certificates, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants.'' As 
explained in the draft regulatory guide, licensees would not be 
required to comply with the positions set forth in this draft 
regulatory guide.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 13th day of February, 2020.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Robert G. Roche-Rivera,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Guidance and Generic Issues Branch, Division 
of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 2020-03238 Filed 2-18-20; 8:45 am]
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