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Sherry P. Hale, Staff Assistant, National Endowment for the Arts. [FR Doc. 2020–15618 Filed 7–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7537–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jul 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–483; 50–275; 50–323; 50– 321; 50–366; 50–348; 50–364; 50–247; 50– 286; 50–333; 50–369; 50–370; 50–245; 50– 336; 50–423; 50–338; 50–339; 50–266; 50– 301; 50–244; 50–335; 50–389; 50–443; 50– 400; 50–498; 50–499; 50–289; 50–250; 50– 251; NRC–2020–0110] Issuance of Multiple Exemptions in Response to COVID–19 Public Health Emergency Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Exemptions; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued 21 exemptions in response to requests from 13 licensees. The exemptions allow these licensees temporary relief from certain requirements under NRC regulations. The exemptions are in response to the COVID–19 public health emergency (PHE). The NRC is issuing a single notice to announce the issuance of the exemptions. DATES: The 21 exemptions were issued between June 2, 2020, and June 30, 2020. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2020–0110 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–2020–0110. Address questions about NRC docket IDs in Regulations.gov 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 reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301– 415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@ nrc.gov. For the convenience of the reader, instructions about obtaining materials referenced in this document are provided in the ‘‘Availability of Documents’’ section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Danna, Office of Nuclear Reactor SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001; telephone: 301–415–7422, email: James.Danna@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The NRC issued 21 exemptions to 13 licensees in response to requests dated between April 29, 2020, and June 19, 2020. These exemptions temporarily allow the licensees to deviate from certain requirements (as cited below) of various parts of chapter I of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR). The exemption from certain requirements of 10 CFR 50.71(e)(4) for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (for the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2) allows the licensee to submit revisions of the Updated Final Safety Analysis Report (UFSAR) and Technical Specification (TS) Bases later than it would otherwise be required to by the regulations. The exemption from the requirements of 10 CFR 50.71(e)(4) results in benefit to the public health and safety by not conflicting with practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to limit the spread of COVID–19 and does not result in any decrease in safety. The exemption provides only temporary relief from the applicable regulation and the licensee has made good faith efforts to comply with the regulation. The exemptions from certain requirements of 10 CFR 50.48(b) and 10 CFR part 50, appendix R, section III.I, for Southern Nuclear Operating Company (for Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2, and Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2), allow the licensee temporary exemption from the quarterly fire brigade drills requirement and the annual live firefighting training requirement in 10 CFR 50.48(b) and 10 CFR part 50, appendix R, section III.I. These exemptions allow the licensee to temporarily defer implementation of requirements that would otherwise cause the licensee to take actions that could conflict with practices recommended by the CDC to limit the spread of COVID–19. This licensee has committed to implement a stationspecific process to manage affected personnel while ensuring the safety of its workers in maintaining performance capability. The exemptions from certain requirements of 10 CFR part 73 for Union Electric Company (for Callaway Plant, Unit No. 1); Pacific Gas and Electric Company (for the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 43883 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 139 / Monday, July 20, 2020 / Notices and 2); Southern Nuclear Operating Company (for the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Power Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2, and the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2); Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (for the Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3); Exelon Generation Company, LLC (for the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant, R. E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant, and the Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1); Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (for the McGuire Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2); Dominion Energy Nuclear Connecticut, Inc. (for the Millstone Power Station, Units Nos. 1, 2, and 3); Virginia Electric and Power Company (for the North Anna Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2); NextEra Energy Point Beach, LLC (for the Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2); Florida Power & Light Company (for the St. Lucie Plant, Units Nos. 1 and 2, and Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4); NextEra Energy Seabrook, LLC (for the Seabrook Station, Unit No. 1); Duke Energy Progress, LLC (for the Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1); STP Nuclear Operating Company (for the South Texas Project, Units 1 and 2), allow these licensees temporary exemptions from certain requirements of 10 CFR part 73, appendix B, ‘‘General Criteria for Security Personnel,’’ section VI. The exemptions will help to ensure that these regulatory requirements do not unduly limit licensee flexibility in using personnel resources in a manner that most effectively manages the impacts of the COVID–19 PHE on maintaining the safe and secure operation of these facilities and the implementation of a licensee’s NRC-approved security plans, protective strategy, and implementing procedures. These licensees have committed to certain security measures to ensure response readiness and for their security personnel to maintain performance capability. The NRC is providing compiled tables of exemptions using a single Federal Register notice for COVID–19-related exemptions instead of issuing individual Federal Register notices for each exemption. The compiled tables below provide transparency regarding the number of exemptions the NRC is issuing. Additionally, the NRC publishes tables of approved regulatory actions related to the COVID–19 PHE on its public website at https:// www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/covid-19/ reactors/licensing-actions.html. II. Availability of Documents The tables below provide the facility name, docket number, document title, and ADAMS accession number for each exemption issued. Additional details on each exemption issued, including the exemption request submitted by the respective licensee and the NRC’s decision, are provided in each exemption approval listed on the tables below. For additional directions on accessing information in ADAMS, see the ADDRESSES section of this document. Document title ADAMS accession No. Callaway Plant, Unit No. 1—Docket No. 50–483 Callaway Plant, Unit 1—Security Training Exemption Request due to COVID–19, dated June 4, 2020 .................... Callaway, Unit 1—Supplement to Security Training Exemption Request Due to COVID–19, dated June 17, 2020 .. Callaway Plant, Unit 1—Exemption Request from Certain Requirement of 10 CFR PART 73, Appendix B, ‘‘General Criteria for Security Personnel,’’ Section VI (EPID L–2020–LLE–0097 [COVID–19]), dated June 23, 2020. ML20156A191 (non-public, withheld under 10 CFR 2.390). ML20169A542. ML20169A446. Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2—Docket Nos. 50–275 and 50–323 Diablo Canyon Units 1 and 2—Request for One-Time Exemption from 10 CFR 50.71(e)(4) UFSAR and TS Bases Update Requirements, dated May 14, 2020. Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2—Approval of Exemption from the Requirements of 10 CFR 50.71(e)(4) (EPID L–2020–LLE–0059 [COVID–19]), dated June 2, 2020. ML20135H021. ML20140A356. Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2—Docket Nos. 50–275 and 50–323 Diablo Canyon Power Plant, Units 1 and 2—Request for Exemption from Specific Requirements of 10 CFR 73, Force-on-Force Requirements, dated June 17, 2020. Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2—Exemption Request from Certain Requirements of 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, ‘‘General Criteria for Security Personnel,’’ Section VI (EPID L–2020–LLE–0101 [COVID– 19]), dated June 24, 2020. ML20169A354 (non-public, withheld under 10 CFR 2.390). ML20170A319. Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2, and Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2—Docket Nos. 50–321, 50–366, 50– 348, and 50–364 SNC Requests a Temporary Exemption from the Quarterly Fire Brigade Drills and Annual Live Fire Fighting Training Requirements of the Regulation, dated May 22, 2020. SNC Requests a Temporary Exemption from the Quarterly Fire Brigade Drills and Annual Live Fire Fighting Training Requirements of the Regulation, dated May 27, 2020. Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2—Exemption Request from Requirements of 10 CFR 50.48(b), Section III.I. of Appendix R Related to Quarterly Fire Brigade Drills (EPID L–2020–LLE–0070), dated June 2, 2020. Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2—Approval of Exemption Request from Requirements of 10 CFR 50.48(b), Section III.I of Appendix R Related to Annual Live Fire Fighting Training (EPID L–2020–LLE–0071), dated June 2, 2020. Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2—Approval of Exemption from Requirements of 10 CFR 50.48 Related to Quarterly Fire Brigade Drills (EPID L–2020–LLE–0074 [COVID–19]), dated June 2, 2020. Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2—Approval of Exemption from Requirements of 10 CFR 50.48 Related to Annual Live Fire Fighting Training (EPID L–2020–LLE–0075 [COVID–19]), dated June 2, 2020. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jul 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 ML20143A253. ML20149K302. ML20147A147. ML20147A133. ML20147A171. ML20147A465. 43884 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 139 / Monday, July 20, 2020 / Notices Document title ADAMS accession No. Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2, and Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2—Docket Nos. 50–321, 50–366, 50– 348, and 50–364 Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2 (HNP) and Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2 (FNP) Request Temporary Exemptions from the identified Security Training Requalification Requirement, dated June 19, 2020. Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2, and Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2—Exemption Request from Certain Requirements of 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, ‘‘General Criteria for Security Personnel,’’ Section VI, dated June 29, 2020. ML20171A485 (non-public, withheld under 10 CFR 2.390). ML20175A121. Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3—Docket Nos. 50–247 and 50–286 Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3—(04/29/2020) Email from R. Gaston to R. Guzman, Exemption Request from Requirements of 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, Section VI, Subsection C.3.(l)(1), dated April 29, 2020. Indian Point; Exemption from Annual Force-on-Force (FoF) Exercise, dated May 27, 2020 ...................................... Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3—Exemption Request from Certain Requirements of 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, ‘‘General Criteria for Security Personnel,’’ Section VI (EPID L–2020–LLE–0050 [COVID– 19]), dated June 12, 2020. ML20125A327. ML20148M389. ML20156A057. James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant—Docket No. 50–333 James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant—Request for Exemption from Certain 10 CFR Part 73 Training Requirements Due to Coronavirus 2019 Public Health Emergency, dated May 29, 2020. James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant, Supplemental Information to Request for Exemption from Certain 10 CFR Part 73 Training Requirements Due to Coronavirus 2019 Public Health Emergency, dated June 4, 2020. James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant—Exemption Request from Certain Requirements of 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, ‘‘General Criteria for Security Personnel’’ (EPID L–2020–LLE–0094 [COVID–19]), dated June 29, 2020. ML20153A381 (non-public, withheld under 10 CFR 2.390). ML20156A152 (non-public, withheld under 10 CFR 2.390). ML20164A210. McGuire Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2—Docket Nos. 50–369 and 50–370 McGuire Nuclear Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2—Request a Temporary Exemption from the Identified Security Training Requalification, dated June 4, 2020. McGuire Nuclear Station, Unit 1 and 2—Temporary Exemption from Certain Requirements of 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, ‘‘General Criteria for Security Personnel,’’ Section VI (EPID L–2020–LLE–0095 [COVID 19]), dated June 23, 2020. ML20156A411 (non-public, withheld under 10 CFR 2.390). ML20159A002. Millstone Power Station, Unit Nos. 1, 2, and 3—Docket Nos. 50–245, 50–336, and 50–423 Millstone Power Station Units 1, 2, and 3—Request for Exemption from Select Requirements of 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, Section VI, dated May 28, 2020. Millstone Power Station, Unit Nos. 1, 2, and 3—Exemption Request from Certain Requirements of 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, ‘‘General Criteria for Security Personnel,’’ Section VI (EPID L–2020–LLE–0092 [COVID–19]), dated June 12, 2020. ML20149K676 (non-public, withheld under 10 CFR 2.390). ML20161A409. North Anna Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2—Docket Nos. 50–338 and 50–339 North Anna Power Station Units 1 and 2, Request for Exemption from Select Requirements of 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, Section VI, dated May 28, 2020. North Anna Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2—Temporary Exemption from Certain Requirements of 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, ‘‘General Criteria for Security Personnel,’’ Section VI (EPID L–2020–LLE–0090 [COVID–19], dated June 12, 2020. ML20149K650 (non-public, withheld under 10 CFR 2.390). ML20150A292. Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2—Docket Nos. 50–266 and 50–301 Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2—Exemption Request for Security Training Requirements due to COVID–19 Pandemic, dated May 21, 2020. Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2—Exemption Request from Certain Requirements of 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, ‘‘General Criteria for Security Personnel,’’ Section VI (EPID L–2020–LLE–0081 to L–2020–LLE– 0088 [COVID–19]), dated June 15, 2020. ML20142A368 (non-public, withheld under 10 CFR 2.390). ML20153A011. R. E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant—Docket No. 50–244 R. E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant—Request for Exemption from Certain 10 CFR Part 73 Training Requirements Due to Coronavirus 2019 Public Health Emergency, dated June 8, 2020. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jul 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 ML20161A147 (non-public, withheld under 10 CFR 2.390). 43885 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 139 / Monday, July 20, 2020 / Notices Document title ADAMS accession No. R. E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant—Exemption Request from Certain Requirements of 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, ‘‘General Criteria for Security Personnel’’ (EPID L–2020–LLE–0099 [COVID–19]), dated June 24, 2020. ML20156A151. St. Lucie Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2—Docket No. 50–335 and 50–389 St. Lucie Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2—Exemption Request for Security Training Requirements due to COVID–19 Pandemic, dated May 21, 2020. St. Lucie Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2—Exemption Request from Certain Requirements of 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, ‘‘General Criteria for Security Personnel,’’ Section VI (EPID L–2020–LLE–0077 [COVID–19]), dated June 9, 2020. ML20142A479 (non-public, withheld under 10 CFR 2.390). ML20155K712. Seabrook Station, Unit No. 1—Docket No. 50–443 Seabrook Station—Exemption Request for Security Training Requirements due to COVID–19 Pandemic, dated May 21, 2020. Seabrook Station—Supplement to SBK–L–20066, Exemption Request for Security Training Requirements due to COVID–19 Pandemic, dated May 22, 2020. Seabrook Station, Unit No. 1—Exemption Request from Certain Requirements of 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, ‘‘General Criteria for Security Personnel,’’ Section VI (EPID L–2020–LLE–0069 [COVID–19]), dated June 8, 2020. ML20142A374 (non-public, withheld under 10 CFR 2.390). ML20143A093 (non-public, withheld under 10 CFR 2.390). ML20143A273. Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1—Docket No. 50–400 Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1—Security Training Requalification Exemption Request, dated May 20, 2020. Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1—Temporary Exemption from Certain Requirements of 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, ‘‘General Criteria for Security Personnel,’’ Section VI (EPID L–2020–LLE–0064 [COVID–19]), dated June 9, 2020. ML20141L635 (non-public, withheld under 10 CFR 2.390). ML20142A185. South Texas Project, Units 1 and 2—Docket Nos. 50–498 and 50–499 South Texas Project, Units 1 and 2—Exemption Request due to COVID–19 Pandemic, dated May 21, 2020 ......... South Texas Project, Units 1 and 2—Temporary Exemption from Certain Requirements of 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, ‘‘General Criteria for Security Personnel,’’ Section VI (EPID L–2020–LLE–0076 [COVID–19]), dated June 18, 2020. ML20142A520. ML20155K679. Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1—Docket No. 50–289 Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1, Request for Temporary Exemption from Certain 10 CFR Part 73 Training Requirements Due to Coronavirus 2019 Public Health Emergency, dated June 5, 2020. Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1—Exemption Request from Certain Requirements of 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, ‘‘General Criteria for Security Personnel’’ (EPID L–2020–LLE–0096 [COVID–19]), dated June 30, 2020. ML20157A209 (non-public, withheld under 10 CFR 2.390). ML20161A391. Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4—Docket Nos. 50–250 and 50–251 Turkey Point Nuclear Plant, Units 3 and 4—Exemption Request for Security Training Requirements due to COVID–19 Pandemic, dated May 21, 2020. Turkey Point Nuclear Point, Units 3 and 4—Issuance of Temporary Exemption Concerning Security Training Requirements (EPID L–2020–LLA–0067), dated June 15, 2020. The NRC may post additional materials to the Federal rulemaking website at https://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID NRC–2020–0110. The Federal rulemaking website allows you to receive alerts when changes or additions occur in a docket folder. 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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 50-483; 50-275; 50-323; 50-321; 50-366; 50-348; 50-364; 
50-247; 50-286; 50-333; 50-369; 50-370; 50-245; 50-336; 50-423; 50-338; 
50-339; 50-266; 50-301; 50-244; 50-335; 50-389; 50-443; 50-400; 50-498; 
50-499; 50-289; 50-250; 50-251; NRC-2020-0110]


Issuance of Multiple Exemptions in Response to COVID-19 Public 
Health Emergency

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Exemptions; issuance.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued 21 
exemptions in response to requests from 13 licensees. The exemptions 
allow these licensees temporary relief from certain requirements under 
NRC regulations. The exemptions are in response to the COVID-19 public 
health emergency (PHE). The NRC is issuing a single notice to announce 
the issuance of the exemptions.

DATES: The 21 exemptions were issued between June 2, 2020, and June 30, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2020-0110 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-2020-0110. Address 
questions about NRC docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Jennifer Borges; 
telephone: 301-287-9127; email: [email protected]. 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 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 reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by 
email to [email protected].
    For the convenience of the reader, instructions about obtaining 
materials referenced in this document are provided in the 
``Availability of Documents'' section.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Danna, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001; telephone: 301-415-7422, email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    The NRC issued 21 exemptions to 13 licensees in response to 
requests dated between April 29, 2020, and June 19, 2020. These 
exemptions temporarily allow the licensees to deviate from certain 
requirements (as cited below) of various parts of chapter I of title 10 
of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR).
    The exemption from certain requirements of 10 CFR 50.71(e)(4) for 
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (for the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power 
Plant, Units 1 and 2) allows the licensee to submit revisions of the 
Updated Final Safety Analysis Report (UFSAR) and Technical 
Specification (TS) Bases later than it would otherwise be required to 
by the regulations. The exemption from the requirements of 10 CFR 
50.71(e)(4) results in benefit to the public health and safety by not 
conflicting with practices recommended by the Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention (CDC) to limit the spread of COVID-19 and does 
not result in any decrease in safety. The exemption provides only 
temporary relief from the applicable regulation and the licensee has 
made good faith efforts to comply with the regulation.
    The exemptions from certain requirements of 10 CFR 50.48(b) and 10 
CFR part 50, appendix R, section III.I, for Southern Nuclear Operating 
Company (for Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2, and 
Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2), allow the licensee 
temporary exemption from the quarterly fire brigade drills requirement 
and the annual live firefighting training requirement in 10 CFR 
50.48(b) and 10 CFR part 50, appendix R, section III.I. These 
exemptions allow the licensee to temporarily defer implementation of 
requirements that would otherwise cause the licensee to take actions 
that could conflict with practices recommended by the CDC to limit the 
spread of COVID-19. This licensee has committed to implement a station-
specific process to manage affected personnel while ensuring the safety 
of its workers in maintaining performance capability.
    The exemptions from certain requirements of 10 CFR part 73 for 
Union Electric Company (for Callaway Plant, Unit No. 1); Pacific Gas 
and Electric Company (for the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Units 
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and 2); Southern Nuclear Operating Company (for the Edwin I. Hatch 
Nuclear Power Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2, and the Joseph M. Farley 
Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2); Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. 
(for the Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3); Exelon 
Generation Company, LLC (for the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power 
Plant, R. E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant, and the Three Mile Island 
Nuclear Station, Unit 1); Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (for the McGuire 
Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2); Dominion Energy Nuclear Connecticut, 
Inc. (for the Millstone Power Station, Units Nos. 1, 2, and 3); 
Virginia Electric and Power Company (for the North Anna Power Station, 
Unit Nos. 1 and 2); NextEra Energy Point Beach, LLC (for the Point 
Beach Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2); Florida Power & Light Company (for 
the St. Lucie Plant, Units Nos. 1 and 2, and Turkey Point Nuclear 
Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4); NextEra Energy Seabrook, LLC (for the 
Seabrook Station, Unit No. 1); Duke Energy Progress, LLC (for the 
Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1); STP Nuclear Operating 
Company (for the South Texas Project, Units 1 and 2), allow these 
licensees temporary exemptions from certain requirements of 10 CFR part 
73, appendix B, ``General Criteria for Security Personnel,'' section 
VI. The exemptions will help to ensure that these regulatory 
requirements do not unduly limit licensee flexibility in using 
personnel resources in a manner that most effectively manages the 
impacts of the COVID-19 PHE on maintaining the safe and secure 
operation of these facilities and the implementation of a licensee's 
NRC-approved security plans, protective strategy, and implementing 
procedures. These licensees have committed to certain security measures 
to ensure response readiness and for their security personnel to 
maintain performance capability.
    The NRC is providing compiled tables of exemptions using a single 
Federal Register notice for COVID-19-related exemptions instead of 
issuing individual Federal Register notices for each exemption. The 
compiled tables below provide transparency regarding the number of 
exemptions the NRC is issuing. Additionally, the NRC publishes tables 
of approved regulatory actions related to the COVID-19 PHE on its 
public website at https://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/covid-19/reactors/licensing-actions.html.

II. Availability of Documents

    The tables below provide the facility name, docket number, document 
title, and ADAMS accession number for each exemption issued. Additional 
details on each exemption issued, including the exemption request 
submitted by the respective licensee and the NRC's decision, are 
provided in each exemption approval listed on the tables below. For 
additional directions on accessing information in ADAMS, see the 
ADDRESSES section of this document.

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                 Document title                     ADAMS accession No.
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              Callaway Plant, Unit No. 1--Docket No. 50-483
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Callaway Plant, Unit 1--Security Training         ML20156A191 (non-
 Exemption Request due to COVID-19, dated June     public, withheld
 4, 2020.                                          under 10 CFR 2.390).
Callaway, Unit 1--Supplement to Security          ML20169A542.
 Training Exemption Request Due to COVID-19,
 dated June 17, 2020.
Callaway Plant, Unit 1--Exemption Request from    ML20169A446.
 Certain Requirement of 10 CFR PART 73, Appendix
 B, ``General Criteria for Security Personnel,''
 Section VI (EPID L-2020-LLE-0097 [COVID-19]),
 dated June 23, 2020.
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Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2--Docket Nos. 50-275 and
                                 50-323
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Diablo Canyon Units 1 and 2--Request for One-     ML20135H021.
 Time Exemption from 10 CFR 50.71(e)(4) UFSAR
 and TS Bases Update Requirements, dated May 14,
 2020.
Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and    ML20140A356.
 2--Approval of Exemption from the Requirements
 of 10 CFR 50.71(e)(4) (EPID L-2020-LLE-0059
 [COVID-19]), dated June 2, 2020.
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Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2--Docket Nos. 50-275 and
                                 50-323
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Diablo Canyon Power Plant, Units 1 and 2--        ML20169A354 (non-
 Request for Exemption from Specific               public, withheld
 Requirements of 10 CFR 73, Force-on-Force         under 10 CFR 2.390).
 Requirements, dated June 17, 2020.
Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and    ML20170A319.
 2--Exemption Request from Certain Requirements
 of 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, ``General
 Criteria for Security Personnel,'' Section VI
 (EPID L-2020-LLE-0101 [COVID-19]), dated June
 24, 2020.
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  Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2, and Joseph M. Farley
Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2--Docket Nos. 50-321, 50-366, 50-348, and 50-
                                   364
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SNC Requests a Temporary Exemption from the       ML20143A253.
 Quarterly Fire Brigade Drills and Annual Live
 Fire Fighting Training Requirements of the
 Regulation, dated May 22, 2020.
SNC Requests a Temporary Exemption from the       ML20149K302.
 Quarterly Fire Brigade Drills and Annual Live
 Fire Fighting Training Requirements of the
 Regulation, dated May 27, 2020.
Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2-- ML20147A147.
 Exemption Request from Requirements of 10 CFR
 50.48(b), Section III.I. of Appendix R Related
 to Quarterly Fire Brigade Drills (EPID L-2020-
 LLE-0070), dated June 2, 2020.
Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2--     ML20147A133.
 Approval of Exemption Request from Requirements
 of 10 CFR 50.48(b), Section III.I of Appendix R
 Related to Annual Live Fire Fighting Training
 (EPID L-2020-LLE-0071), dated June 2, 2020.
Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2--   ML20147A171.
 Approval of Exemption from Requirements of 10
 CFR 50.48 Related to Quarterly Fire Brigade
 Drills (EPID L-2020-LLE-0074 [COVID-19]), dated
 June 2, 2020.
Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2--   ML20147A465.
 Approval of Exemption from Requirements of 10
 CFR 50.48 Related to Annual Live Fire Fighting
 Training (EPID L-2020-LLE-0075 [COVID-19]),
 dated June 2, 2020.
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  Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2, and Joseph M. Farley
Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2--Docket Nos. 50-321, 50-366, 50-348, and 50-
                                   364
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Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2       ML20171A485 (non-
 (HNP) and Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, Units   public, withheld
 1 and 2 (FNP) Request Temporary Exemptions from   under 10 CFR 2.390).
 the identified Security Training
 Requalification Requirement, dated June 19,
 2020.
Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2,    ML20175A121.
 and Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and
 2--Exemption Request from Certain Requirements
 of 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, ``General
 Criteria for Security Personnel,'' Section VI,
 dated June 29, 2020.
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  Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3--Docket Nos. 50-247
                               and 50-286
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Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and   ML20125A327.
 3--(04/29/2020) Email from R. Gaston to R.
 Guzman, Exemption Request from Requirements of
 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, Section VI,
 Subsection C.3.(l)(1), dated April 29, 2020.
Indian Point; Exemption from Annual Force-on-     ML20148M389.
 Force (FoF) Exercise, dated May 27, 2020.
Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and   ML20156A057.
 3--Exemption Request from Certain Requirements
 of 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, ``General
 Criteria for Security Personnel,'' Section VI
 (EPID L-2020-LLE-0050 [COVID-19]), dated June
 12, 2020.
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       James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant--Docket No. 50-333
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James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant--        ML20153A381 (non-
 Request for Exemption from Certain 10 CFR Part    public, withheld
 73 Training Requirements Due to Coronavirus       under 10 CFR 2.390).
 2019 Public Health Emergency, dated May 29,
 2020.
James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant,         ML20156A152 (non-
 Supplemental Information to Request for           public, withheld
 Exemption from Certain 10 CFR Part 73 Training    under 10 CFR 2.390).
 Requirements Due to Coronavirus 2019 Public
 Health Emergency, dated June 4, 2020.
James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant--        ML20164A210.
 Exemption Request from Certain Requirements of
 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, ``General Criteria
 for Security Personnel'' (EPID L-2020-LLE-0094
 [COVID-19]), dated June 29, 2020.
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  McGuire Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2--Docket Nos. 50-369 and 50-370
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McGuire Nuclear Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2--      ML20156A411 (non-
 Request a Temporary Exemption from the            public, withheld
 Identified Security Training Requalification,     under 10 CFR 2.390).
 dated June 4, 2020.
McGuire Nuclear Station, Unit 1 and 2--Temporary  ML20159A002.
 Exemption from Certain Requirements of 10 CFR
 Part 73, Appendix B, ``General Criteria for
 Security Personnel,'' Section VI (EPID L-2020-
 LLE-0095 [COVID 19]), dated June 23, 2020.
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 Millstone Power Station, Unit Nos. 1, 2, and 3--Docket Nos. 50-245, 50-
                             336, and 50-423
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Millstone Power Station Units 1, 2, and 3--       ML20149K676 (non-
 Request for Exemption from Select Requirements    public, withheld
 of 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, Section VI,        under 10 CFR 2.390).
 dated May 28, 2020.
Millstone Power Station, Unit Nos. 1, 2, and 3--  ML20161A409.
 Exemption Request from Certain Requirements of
 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, ``General Criteria
 for Security Personnel,'' Section VI (EPID L-
 2020-LLE-0092 [COVID-19]), dated June 12, 2020.
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 North Anna Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2--Docket Nos. 50-338 and 50-
                                   339
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North Anna Power Station Units 1 and 2, Request   ML20149K650 (non-
 for Exemption from Select Requirements of 10      public, withheld
 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, Section VI, dated May    under 10 CFR 2.390).
 28, 2020.
North Anna Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2--     ML20150A292.
 Temporary Exemption from Certain Requirements
 of 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, ``General
 Criteria for Security Personnel,'' Section VI
 (EPID L-2020-LLE-0090 [COVID-19], dated June
 12, 2020.
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 Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2--Docket Nos. 50-266 and 50-301
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Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2--        ML20142A368 (non-
 Exemption Request for Security Training           public, withheld
 Requirements due to COVID-19 Pandemic, dated      under 10 CFR 2.390).
 May 21, 2020.
Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2--        ML20153A011.
 Exemption Request from Certain Requirements of
 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, ``General Criteria
 for Security Personnel,'' Section VI (EPID L-
 2020-LLE-0081 to L-2020-LLE-0088 [COVID-19]),
 dated June 15, 2020.
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           R. E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant--Docket No. 50-244
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R. E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant--Request for      ML20161A147 (non-
 Exemption from Certain 10 CFR Part 73 Training    public, withheld
 Requirements Due to Coronavirus 2019 Public       under 10 CFR 2.390).
 Health Emergency, dated June 8, 2020.

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R. E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant--Exemption        ML20156A151.
 Request from Certain Requirements of 10 CFR
 Part 73, Appendix B, ``General Criteria for
 Security Personnel'' (EPID L-2020-LLE-0099
 [COVID-19]), dated June 24, 2020.
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    St. Lucie Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2--Docket No. 50-335 and 50-389
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St. Lucie Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2--          ML20142A479 (non-
 Exemption Request for Security Training           public, withheld
 Requirements due to COVID-19 Pandemic, dated      under 10 CFR 2.390).
 May 21, 2020.
St. Lucie Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2--          ML20155K712.
 Exemption Request from Certain Requirements of
 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, ``General Criteria
 for Security Personnel,'' Section VI (EPID L-
 2020-LLE-0077 [COVID-19]), dated June 9, 2020.
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             Seabrook Station, Unit No. 1--Docket No. 50-443
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Seabrook Station--Exemption Request for Security  ML20142A374 (non-
 Training Requirements due to COVID-19 Pandemic,   public, withheld
 dated May 21, 2020.                               under 10 CFR 2.390).
Seabrook Station--Supplement to SBK-L-20066,      ML20143A093 (non-
 Exemption Request for Security Training           public, withheld
 Requirements due to COVID-19 Pandemic, dated      under 10 CFR 2.390).
 May 22, 2020.
Seabrook Station, Unit No. 1--Exemption Request   ML20143A273.
 from Certain Requirements of 10 CFR Part 73,
 Appendix B, ``General Criteria for Security
 Personnel,'' Section VI (EPID L-2020-LLE-0069
 [COVID-19]), dated June 8, 2020.
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      Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1--Docket No. 50-400
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Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1--      ML20141L635 (non-
 Security Training Requalification Exemption       public, withheld
 Request, dated May 20, 2020.                      under 10 CFR 2.390).
Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1--      ML20142A185.
 Temporary Exemption from Certain Requirements
 of 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, ``General
 Criteria for Security Personnel,'' Section VI
 (EPID L-2020-LLE-0064 [COVID-19]), dated June
 9, 2020.
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    South Texas Project, Units 1 and 2--Docket Nos. 50-498 and 50-499
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South Texas Project, Units 1 and 2--Exemption     ML20142A520.
 Request due to COVID-19 Pandemic, dated May 21,
 2020.
South Texas Project, Units 1 and 2--Temporary     ML20155K679.
 Exemption from Certain Requirements of 10 CFR
 Part 73, Appendix B, ``General Criteria for
 Security Personnel,'' Section VI (EPID L-2020-
 LLE-0076 [COVID-19]), dated June 18, 2020.
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      Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1--Docket No. 50-289
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Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1,        ML20157A209 (non-
 Request for Temporary Exemption from Certain 10   public, withheld
 CFR Part 73 Training Requirements Due to          under 10 CFR 2.390).
 Coronavirus 2019 Public Health Emergency, dated
 June 5, 2020.
Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1--       ML20161A391.
 Exemption Request from Certain Requirements of
 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, ``General Criteria
 for Security Personnel'' (EPID L-2020-LLE-0096
 [COVID-19]), dated June 30, 2020.
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  Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4--Docket Nos. 50-250
                               and 50-251
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Turkey Point Nuclear Plant, Units 3 and 4--       ML20142A273 (non-
 Exemption Request for Security Training           public, withheld
 Requirements due to COVID-19 Pandemic, dated      under 10 CFR 2.390).
 May 21, 2020.
Turkey Point Nuclear Point, Units 3 and 4--       ML20149K606.
 Issuance of Temporary Exemption Concerning
 Security Training Requirements (EPID L-2020-LLA-
 0067), dated June 15, 2020.
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[FR Doc. 2020-15619 Filed 7-17-20; 8:45 am]
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