676th Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS), 36242-36243 [2020-12798]

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[FR Doc. 2020–12942 Filed 6–11–20; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 676th Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) 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 meetings on July 21–25, 2020. This ACRS meeting was approved by the Committee in accordance with the ACRS bylaws as a special meeting for the primary purpose of discussing and making recommendations on the topic of the NuScale design certification application review. As part of the coordinated government response to combat COVID– 19, the Committee will conduct virtual meetings. The public will be able to VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Jun 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 organizational and personnel matters that relate solely to internal personnel rules and practices of the ACRS, and Tuesday, July 21, 2020 information the release of which would 9:30 a.m.–9:35 a.m.: Opening constitute a clearly unwarranted Remarks by the ACRS Chairman invasion of personal privacy.] [Note: A (Open)—The ACRS Chairman will make portion of this session may be closed in opening remarks regarding the conduct order to discuss and protect information of the meeting. designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 9:35 a.m.–11:00 a.m.: GEH Topical U.S.C 552b(c)(4)]. Report NEDC–3391P, ‘‘BWRX–300 11:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.: Preparation of Reactor Pressure Vessel and ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)—The Overpressure Protection’’ (Open/ Committee will continue its discussion Closed)—The Committee will have of proposed ACRS reports. [Note: A presentations and discussion with GEH portion of this session may be closed in and the NRC staff regarding the subject order to discuss and protect information topic. [Note: A portion of this session designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4)]. [Note: Portions of this may be closed in order to discuss and meeting may be closed pursuant to 5 protect information designated as U.S.C. 552b (c) (2) and (6) to discuss proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C organizational and personnel matters 552b(c)(4)]. 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.: NuScale Area of that relate solely to internal personnel Focus: Boron Redistribution (Open/ rules and practices of the ACRS, and Closed)—The Committee will have information the release of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted presentations and discussion with invasion of personal privacy.] NuScale and the NRC staff regarding subject topic. Report preparation is Saturday, July 25, 2020 included in this topic. [Note: A portion 9:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.: Preparation of of this session may be closed in order ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)—The to discuss and protect information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports. [Note: A U.S.C. 552b(c)(4)]. portion of this session may be closed in Wednesday, July 22, 2020 order to discuss and protect information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 9:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.: Preparation of U.S.C 552b(c)(4)]. [Note: Portions of this ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)—The meeting may be closed pursuant to 5 Committee will continue its discussion U.S.C. 552b (c) (2) and (6) to discuss of proposed ACRS reports. [Note: A organizational and personnel matters portion of this session may be closed in order to discuss and protect information that relate solely to internal personnel designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 rules and practices of the ACRS, and information the release of which would U.S.C 552b(c)(4)]. constitute a clearly unwarranted Thursday, July 23, 2020 invasion of personal privacy.] Procedures for the conduct of and 9:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.: Preparation of participation in ACRS meetings were ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)—The published in the Federal Register on Committee will continue its discussion June 13, 2019 (84 FR 27662). In of proposed ACRS reports. [Note: A accordance with those procedures, oral portion of this session may be closed in order to discuss and protect information or written views may be presented by designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 members of the public, including representatives of the nuclear industry. U.S.C 552b(c)(4)]. Persons desiring to make oral statements Friday, July 24, 2020 should notify Quynh Nguyen, Cognizant ACRS Staff and the Designated Federal 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.: Future ACRS Official (DFO) (Telephone: 301–415– Activities/Report of the Planning and 5844, Email: Quynh.Nguyen@nrc.gov), 5 Procedures Subcommittee and days before the meeting, if possible, so Reconciliation of ACRS Comments and that appropriate arrangements can be Recommendations/Preparation of Reports (Open/Closed)—The Committee made to allow necessary time during the meeting for such statements. In view of will (1) hear discussion of the the possibility that the schedule for recommendations of the Planning and ACRS meetings may be adjusted by the Procedures Subcommittee regarding items proposed for consideration by the Chairman as necessary to facilitate the conduct of the meeting, persons Full Committee during future ACRS planning to attend should check with meetings, and/or (2) proceed to the Cognizant ACRS staff if such preparation of reports. [Note: A portion rescheduling would result in major of this meeting may be closed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b (c) (2) and (6) to discuss inconvenience. participate any open sessions via 1– 866–822–3032, pass code 8272423#. PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 115 / Monday, June 15, 2020 / Notices An electronic copy of each presentation should be emailed to the Cognizant ACRS Staff at least one day before 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 (PDR) at pdr.resource@ nrc.gov, or by calling the PDR at 1–800– 397–4209, or from the Publicly Available Records System component of NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) which is accessible from the NRC website at https://www.nrc.gov/readingrm/adams.html or https://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 Thomas Dashiell, ACRS Audio Visual Technician (301–415–7907), between 7:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. (Eastern Time), 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: June 9, 2020. Russell E. Chazell, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–12798 Filed 6–12–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES [Docket Nos. 72–1032, 72–78, 50–317 and 50–318; NRC–2020–0113] Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2; Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Exemption; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Jun 12, 2020 Jkt 250001 exemption in response to a request submitted by Exelon Generation Company, LLC (EGC) on October 3, 2019, for the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant (CCNPP). This exemption would permit CCNPP to load and store spent fuel with a larger pellet diameter than is authorized in the Holtec International, Inc. (Holtec) HI–STORM FW storage system in Certificate of Compliance No. 1032, Amendment 1, Revision 1. DATES: The exemption was issued on June 8, 2020. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2020–0113 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 website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2020–0113. Address questions about NRC docket IDs to Jennifer Borges; telephone: 301–287– 9127; email: Jennifer.Borges@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 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. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Allen, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415– 6877; email: William.Allen@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background CCNPP has been storing PWR spent fuel in its specific licensed independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) utilizing Special Nuclear Materials License No. SNM–2505, which was issued in November 1992. However, for the loading campaign commencing in early summer of 2021, CCNPP is transitioning to store its PWR fuel at a separate on-site ISFSI, which will use the HI–STORM FW dry storage system, PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36243 Certificate of Compliance No. 1032, Amendment No. 1, Revision 1 (ADAMS Package Accession No. ML15152A358) under the general license provisions in part 72 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR). Although the HI– STORM FW storage system is approved for a fuel pellet diameter of 0.3805 inches (0.9665 centimeters), some of the CCNPP spent fuel assemblies would be precluded from being loaded in an upcoming loading campaign because they have fuel pellets with a maximum diameter of 0.3810 inches (0.9677 centimeters). II. Request/Action By application dated October 3, 2019 (ADAMS Accession No. ML19276D398), EGC submitted a request for an exemption from those provisions of 10 CFR 72.212(b)(3) and 72.212(b)(11) that require compliance with the terms, conditions, and specifications of Certificate of Compliance No. 1032, Amendment No. 1, Revision 1 to allow CCNPP to load spent fuel with a maximum fuel pellet diameter of 0.3810 inches (0.9677 centimeters), utilizing Amendment No. 1, Revision 1 for the Holtec HI–STORM FW storage system. In evaluating the request, the NRC also considered, pursuant to authority in 10 CFR 72.7, exempting Exelon from similar requirements in 10 CFR 72.212(a)(2) and (b)(5)(i) and 10 CFR 72.214, ‘‘List of approved spent fuel storage casks.’’ III. Discussion Pursuant to 10 CFR 72.7, the Commission may, upon application by any interested person or upon its own initiative, grant such exemptions from the requirements of the regulations of 10 CFR part 72 as it determines are authorized by law and will not endanger life or property or the common defense and security, and are otherwise in the public interest. The NRC staff prepared a safety evaluation report (ADAMS Accession No. ML20115E378) to document its safety evaluation of the proposed action (i.e., granting an exemption to authorize loading spent fuel with a maximum fuel pellet diameter of 0.3810 inches (0. 9677 centimeters)), to assure that the exemption is authorized by law, will protect life or property or the common defense and security and are otherwise in the public interest. As summarized in this document, the NRC’s safety review concludes that the requested exemption meets the requirements for issuance in 10 CFR 72.7. E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 115 (Monday, June 15, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36242-36243]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-12798]


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676th Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards 
(ACRS)

    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 meetings on July 21-25, 2020. This 
ACRS meeting was approved by the Committee in accordance with the ACRS 
bylaws as a special meeting for the primary purpose of discussing and 
making recommendations on the topic of the NuScale design certification 
application review. As part of the coordinated government response to 
combat COVID-19, the Committee will conduct virtual meetings. The 
public will be able to participate any open sessions via 1-866-822-
3032, pass code 8272423#.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

    9:30 a.m.-9:35 a.m.: Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open)--
The ACRS Chairman will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of 
the meeting.
    9:35 a.m.-11:00 a.m.: GEH Topical Report NEDC-3391P, ``BWRX-300 
Reactor Pressure Vessel and Overpressure Protection'' (Open/Closed)--
The Committee will have presentations and discussion with GEH and the 
NRC staff regarding the subject topic. [Note: A portion of this session 
may be closed in order to discuss and protect information designated as 
proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4)].
    12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.: NuScale Area of Focus: Boron Redistribution 
(Open/Closed)--The Committee will have presentations and discussion 
with NuScale and the NRC staff regarding subject topic. Report 
preparation is included in this topic. [Note: A portion of this session 
may be closed in order to discuss and protect information designated as 
proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4)].

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

    9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)--The 
Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports. [Note: 
A portion of this session may be closed in order to discuss and protect 
information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4)].

Thursday, July 23, 2020

    9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)--The 
Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports. [Note: 
A portion of this session may be closed in order to discuss and protect 
information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4)].

Friday, July 24, 2020

    9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Future ACRS Activities/Report of the Planning 
and Procedures Subcommittee and Reconciliation of ACRS Comments and 
Recommendations/Preparation of Reports (Open/Closed)--The Committee 
will (1) hear discussion of the recommendations of the Planning and 
Procedures Subcommittee regarding items proposed for consideration by 
the Full Committee during future ACRS meetings, and/or (2) proceed to 
preparation of reports. [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 the ACRS, and information the release of which would 
constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.] [Note: 
A portion of this session 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.-6:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)--
The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports. 
[Note: A portion of this session may be closed in order to discuss and 
protect information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 
552b(c)(4)]. [Note: Portions 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 
the ACRS, and information the release of which would constitute a 
clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.]

Saturday, July 25, 2020

    9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)--The 
Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports. [Note: 
A portion of this session may be closed in order to discuss and protect 
information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4)]. 
[Note: Portions 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 the ACRS, 
and information the release of which would constitute a clearly 
unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.]
    Procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACRS meetings 
were published in the Federal Register on June 13, 2019 (84 FR 27662). 
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 and the Designated Federal 
Official (DFO) (Telephone: 301-415-5844, Email: [email protected]), 
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.

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    An electronic copy of each presentation should be emailed to the 
Cognizant ACRS Staff at least one day before 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 (PDR) at 
[email protected], or by calling the PDR at 1-800-397-4209, or from 
the Publicly Available Records System component of NRC's Agencywide 
Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) which is accessible from 
the NRC website at https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html or https://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 Thomas Dashiell, ACRS Audio Visual Technician (301-415-7907), 
between 7:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. (Eastern Time), 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: June 9, 2020.
Russell E. Chazell,
Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-12798 Filed 6-12-20; 8:45 am]
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