Issuance of Multiple Exemptions in Response to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, 53025-53029 [2020-18815]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 167 / Thursday, August 27, 2020 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES II. Background Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the NRC recently submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to OMB for review entitled, ‘‘Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants.’’ The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The NRC published a Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period on this information collection on April 22, 2020 (85 FR 22463). 1. The title of the information collection: Part 52 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ‘‘Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants. 2. OMB approval number: 3150–0151. 3. Type of submission: Extension. 4. The form number if applicable: Not Applicable. 5. How often the collection is required or requested: On occasion. Applications are submitted only when licensing action is sought. 6. Who will be required or asked to respond: Applicants for early site permits (ESPs), standard design approvals (SDAs) and certifications, manufacturing licenses (MLs), and licenses which combine construction permits (CPs) and conditional operating licenses (OLs), e.g. COLs, for commercial nuclear power reactors. 7. The estimated number of annual responses: 1,428 (1,411 reporting responses plus 17 recordkeepers). 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 17. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to comply with the information collection requirement or request: 335,891 hours (318,716 reporting, plus 17,175 recordkeeping). 10. Abstract: The licensing processes in 10 CFR part 52 provide for issuance of ESPs, SDAs, MLs, CPs, and COLs for commercial nuclear power reactors. The applicants submit updated reports, applications for renewals, exemption requests and maintain records of changes to the facility and records of detailed design related information. These licensing procedures are options to the two-step licensing process in 10 CFR part 50, which provides for a CP and an OL. The part 52 licensing process places procedural requirements in part 52 and technical requirements in part 50. Part 52 reduces the overall paperwork burden borne by applicants VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Aug 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 for CPs and OLs because part 52 only requires a single application and provides options for referencing standardized designs. The information in 10 CFR part 52 is needed by the agency to assess the adequacy and suitability of an applicant’s site, plant design, construction, training and experience, plans and procedures for the protection of public health and safety. Regulatory Guide 1.206 provides guidance for applicants for combined licenses for nuclear power plants. Section C.2.1 of Regulatory Guide 1.206 deals with pre-application activities for respondents who intend to submit applications for combined licenses for nuclear power plants. Pre-application activities encompass all the communications, correspondence, meetings, document submittals/reviews, and other interactions that occur between the NRC staff and a prospective applicant before the tendering of an application under 10 CFR part 52. Participation in pre-application activities is voluntary. Potential applicants who engage in preapplication activities benefit from an early NRC staff assessment of the completeness and level of detail of the information that the applicant proposes to submit and staff identification of potential deficiencies in the application. Pre-application activities are expected to increase the efficiency of the staff’s review of those applications once they are submitted. Subpart B of 10 CFR part 52 establishes the process for obtaining design certifications. The addition of appendix F to 10 CFR part 52 allows interested parties to reference the Advanced Power Reactor 1400 (APR1400) standard design in an application for a combined license. Dated: August 24, 2020. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. David C. Cullison, NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–18856 Filed 8–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–456; 50–457; 50–259; 50– 260; 50–296; 50–275; 50–323; 50–315; 50– 316; 50–331; 50–341; 50–263; 50–282; 50– 306; 72–010; 50–184; 50–266; 50–301; 50– 335; 50–389; 50–443; 50–395; 50–250; 50– 251; NRC–2020–0110] Issuance of Multiple Exemptions in Response to COVID–19 Public Health Emergency Nuclear Regulatory Commission. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: 53025 Exemptions; issuance. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued 13 exemptions in response to requests from 12 licensees. The exemptions allow these licensees temporary relief from certain requirements under NRC regulations. The exemptions are in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID–19) public health emergency (PHE). The NRC is issuing a single notice to announce the issuance of the exemptions. DATES: The 13 exemptions were issued between July 6, 2020, and July 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 Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001; telephone: 301–415–7422, email: James.Danna@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Introduction The NRC issued 13 exemptions to 12 licensees in response to requests dated between June 11, 2020, and July 23, 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). E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 53026 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 167 / Thursday, August 27, 2020 / Notices The exemptions from certain requirements of 10 CFR part 26, ‘‘Fitness for Duty Programs,’’ for NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC (for Duane Arnold Energy Center); NextEra Energy Point Beach, LLC (for Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2); NextEra Energy Seabrook, LLC (for Seabrook Station, Unit 1); and Florida Power & Light Company (for St. Lucie Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2; and Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Units 3 and 4) support the continued effectiveness of licensees’ fitness for duty programs during the COVID–19 PHE. For 10 CFR 26.119(a), 26.165(b)(5), 26.169(a), 26.185(d)(3), and 26.185(p), flexibility is afforded by permitting a reasonable increase in the time to complete required activities. For 10 CFR 26.189(c), flexibility is afforded by permitting the use of an alternative method to conduct a determination of fitness for cause. The limited scope of the exemptions from these requirements, relatively short duration of the exemption period, licensee controls, and NRC conditions provide reasonable assurance that the above licensees will continue to meet the fitness for duty performance objectives described in the regulations in 10 CFR part 26. The exemption from certain requirements of 10 CFR part 26 for DTE Electric Company (for Fermi 2) allows the licensee temporary relief from the work-hour controls under 10 CFR 26.205(d)(1) through (d)(7). This temporary exemption is an extension of a previous NRC-approved exemption (letter dated May 14, 2020, ADAMS Accession No. ML20133K055). The NRC determined that, because of the impacts the COVID–19 PHE has had on the licensee’s ability to comply with the work-hour controls of 10 CFR 26.205(d), the importance of maintaining the operations of Fermi 2, and the controls the licensee has established, granting the requested exemption, as extended, was in the public interest. The exemption from certain requirements of 10 CFR part 50, appendix E, ‘‘Emergency Planning and Preparedness for Production and Utilization Facilities,’’ section VI.F.2.b, related to biennial emergency preparedness exercises for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (for the National Bureau of Standards Test Reactor) does not adversely affect the emergency response capability of the test reactor facility because all personnel are currently qualified for all tasks, and the proposed compensatory measures will maintain their knowledge, skills, and abilities without the conduct of the biennial emergency preparedness exercise during the exemption term. The exemption also allows the affected licensee personnel to continue to be available to perform their functions during the COVID–19 PHE. The exemptions from certain requirements of 10 CFR part 73 for Exelon Generation Company, LLC (for Braidwood Station, Units 1 and 2); Tennessee Valley Authority (for Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Units 1, 2, and 3); Pacific Gas and Electric Company (for Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2); Indiana Michigan Power Company (for Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2); Northern States Power Company (for Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant; Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant, Units 1 and 2, and Prairie Island Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI)); and Dominion Energy South Carolina, Inc. (for Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Unit 1) 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 NRCapproved 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 exemption from certain requirements of 10 CFR part 73 for Northern States Power Company (for the Prairie Island ISFSI) allows this licensee temporary exemption from certain requirements of 10 CFR part 73, appendix B, sections I, II, and IV. This licensee has committed to certain measures to ensure its security forces maintain their proficiency and readiness to adequately implement the licensee’s protective strategies and protect the site. 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 has issued. 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/licensingactions.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 in the tables below. For additional directions on accessing information in ADAMS, see the ADDRESSES section of this document. BRAIDWOOD STATION, UNITS 1 AND 2—DOCKET NOS. 50–456 AND 50–457 Document title ADAMS accession No. Braidwood Station, Units 1 and 2, Request for Exemption from Certain 10 CFR [part] 73 Training Requirements Due to Coronavirus 2019 Public Health Emergency, dated June 15, 2020. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Braidwood Station, Units 1 and 2—Exemption Request From Certain Requirements of 10 CFR [p]art 73, Appendix B, ‘‘General Criteria for Security Personnel’’ [COVID–19] (EPID L–2020–LLE–0100), dated July 9, 2020. ML20167A321 (non-public, withheld under 10 CFR 2.390). ML20169A348. BROWNS FERRY NUCLEAR PLANT, UNITS 1, 2, AND 3—DOCKET NOS. 50–259, 50–260, AND 50–296 Document title ADAMS accession No. Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Units 1, 2, and 3, Request for Exemption from the Annual Force on Force Training Requirements of 10 CFR [part] 73, Appendix B, Section VI, Due to the COVID–19 Public Health Emergency, dated June 19, 2020. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Aug 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 ML20174A281. Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 167 / Thursday, August 27, 2020 / Notices 53027 BROWNS FERRY NUCLEAR PLANT, UNITS 1, 2, AND 3—DOCKET NOS. 50–259, 50–260, AND 50–296—Continued Document title ADAMS accession No. Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Units 1, 2 and 3—Exemption Request from Certain Requirements of 10 CFR [p]art 73, Appendix B, ‘‘General Criteria from Security Personnel,’’ Section VI (EPID L–2020–LLE–0105 [COVID–19]), dated July 6, 2020. ML20175A198. DIABLO CANYON NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, UNITS 1 AND 2—DOCKET NOS. 50–275 AND 50–323 Document title ADAMS accession No. Diablo Canyon Power Plant, Units 1 and 2—Request for Exemption from Specific Requirements of 10 CFR [part] 73, Firearms Requalification, dated July 21, 2020. ML20203M197 (non-public, withheld under 10 CFR 2.390). ML20209A050. Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2, Exemption from Certain Requirements of 10 CFR [p]art 73, Appendix B, ‘‘General Criteria For Security Personnel,’’ Section VI (EPID L–2020–LLE–0117 [COVID–19]), dated July 30, 2020. DONALD C. COOK NUCLEAR PLANT, UNITS 1 AND 2—DOCKET NOS. 50–315 AND 50–316 Document title ADAMS accession No. Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant Units 1 and 2, Temporary Exemption Request from Security Training Requalification Requirements of 10 CFR [p]art 73, Appendix B, Section VI, dated June 18, 2020. Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant, Unit 1 and Unit 2—Supplement to Temporary Request from Security Training Requalification Requirements of 10 CFR [p]art 73, Appendix B, Section VI, dated July 6, 2020. Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2—Temporary Exemption from Certain Requirements of 10 CFR [p]art 73, Appendix B, ‘‘General Criteria For Security Personnel,’’ Section VI (EPID L–2020–LLE–0104 [COVID–19]), dated July 21, 2020. ML20177A375 (non-public, withheld under 10 CFR 2.390). ML20191A170. ML20171A686. DUANE ARNOLD ENERGY CENTER—DOCKET NO. 50–331 Document title ADAMS accession No. NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC Exemption Request for Access Authorization and Fitness for Duty Requirements due to COVID–19 Pandemic, dated May 21, 2020 (this letter was superseded and replaced with the letter dated June 15, 2020). Duane Arnold Energy Center—Supplement to Exemption Request for Access Authorization and Fitness for Duty Requirements Due to COVID–19 Pandemic, dated June 15, 2020. Duane Arnold Energy Center—Approval of Exemption from Certain Requirements of 10 CFR [p]art 26, Fitness for Duty Programs (EPID L–2020–LLE–0079 [COVID–19]), dated July 24, 2020. ML20142A192 (non-public, withheld under to 10 CFR 2.390). ML20167A262. ML20202A594. FERMI–2—DOCKET NO. 50–341 Document title ADAMS accession No. Fermi Unit 2 Work Hour Limits Exemption Request Due to COVID–19 Supplement, dated July 6, 2020 .................. Fermi 2 Work Hour Limits Exemption Request due to COVID–19 Revised Second Supplement, dated July 11, 2020. Fermi, Unit 2—Extension of Exemption from Select Requirements of 10 CFR [p]art 26 (EPID L–2020–LLE–0109 [COVID–19]), dated July 14, 2020. ML20188A339. ML20193A003. ML20192A180. MONTICELLO NUCLEAR GENERATING PLANT PRAIRIE ISLAND NUCLEAR GENERATING PLANT, UNITS 1 AND 2 PRAIRIE ISLAND ISFSI—DOCKET NOS. 50–263, 50–282, 50–306, AND 72–010 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Document title ADAMS accession No. Monticello and Prairie Island, Units 1 and 2 and Prairie Island ISFSI, COVID–19 10 CFR [part] 73 Security Training and Requalification Exemption Request, dated June 25, 2020. Monticello and Prairie Island, Units 1 and 2 and Prairie Island ISFSI, NSPM COVID–19 Security Exemption Supplement, dated July 14, 2020. Monticello and Prairie Island, Units 1 and 2 and Prairie Island ISFSI—Exemption Request from Certain Requirements of 10 CFR [p]art 73, Appendix B, ‘‘General Criteria for Security Personnel,’’ Sections I, II, IV, and VI (EPID L–2020–LLE–0108 [COVID–19]), dated July 22, 2020. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Aug 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 ML20177A372 (non-public, withheld under 10 CFR 2.390). ML20197A005 (non-public, withheld under 10 CFR 2.390). ML20184A013. 53028 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 167 / Thursday, August 27, 2020 / Notices NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS TEST REACTOR—DOCKET NO. 50–184 Document title ADAMS accession No. National Institute of Standards and Technology—Exemption Request for Emergency Exercise Final, dated July 23, 2020. National Institute of Standards and Technology—Exemption [Request] for Emergency Exercise Supplement to [July 23, 2020] Letter Final, dated July 24, 2020. National Institute of Standards and Technology; Approval of Exemption from Requirements of 10 CFR [p]art 50, Appendix E, Section IV.F.2 Related to Biennial Emergency Exercises [COVID–19], dated July 29, 2020. ML20206K842 (package). ML20210M006 (package) (non-public, withheld under 10 CFR 2.390). ML20209A326. POINT BEACH NUCLEAR PLANT, UNITS 1 AND 2—DOCKET NOS. 50–266 AND 50–301 Document title ADAMS accession No. Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2—Exemption Request for Access Authorization and Fitness for Duty Requirements due to COVID–19 Pandemic, dated May 21, 2020 (this letter was superseded and replaced with the letter dated June 12, 2020). Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2, Supplement to Exemption Request for Access Authorization and Fitness for Duty Requirements due to COVID–19 Pandemic, dated June 12, 2020. Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2—Approval of Exemption from Certain Requirements of 10 CFR Part 26, Fitness for Duty Programs (EPID L–2020–LLE–0080 [COVID–19]), dated July 24, 2020. ML20142A369 (non-public, withheld under 10 CFR 2.390). ML20164A187. ML20202A531. ST. LUCIE PLANT, UNIT NOS. 1 AND 2—DOCKET NOS. 50–335 AND 50–389 Document title ADAMS accession No. St. Lucie Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2, Exemption Request for Access Authorization and Fitness for Duty Requirements due to COVID–19 Pandemic, dated May 21, 2020 (this letter was superseded and replaced with the letter dated June 12, 2020). St. Lucie Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2—Exemption Request for Access Authorization and Fitness for Duty Requirements due to COVID–19 Pandemic, dated June 12, 2020. St. Lucie Nuclear Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 Exemption Request from Certain Requirements of Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations part 26, Fitness-for-Duty Programs (EPID L–2020–LLE–0078 [COVID–19]), dated July 23, 2020. ML20142A477 (non-public, withheld under 10 CFR 2.390). ML20164A055. ML20190A157. SEABROOK STATION, UNIT 1—DOCKET NO. 50–443 Document title ADAMS accession No. Seabrook Station—Exemption Request for Access Authorization and Fitness for Duty Requirements due to COVID–19 Pandemic, dated May 27, 2020 (this letter was superseded and replaced with the letter dated June 16, 2020). Seabrook Station—Supplement to Exemption Request for Access Authorization and Fitness for Duty Requirements Due to COVID–19 Pandemic, dated June 16, 2020. Seabrook Station, Unit No. 1—Approval of Exemption from Certain Requirements of 10 CFR [p]art 26, ‘‘Fitness for Duty Programs’’ (EPID L–2020–LLE–0091 [COVID–19]), dated July 30, 2020. ML20149K615 (non-public, withheld under 10 CFR 2.390. ML20169A728. ML20202A509. VIRGIL C. SUMMER NUCLEAR STATION, UNIT 1—DOCKET NO. 50–395 Document title ADAMS accession No. Virgil C. Summer (VCS), Unit 1—Request for Exemption from Select Requirements of 10 CFR [p]art 73, Appendix B, Section B, dated June 25, 2020. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Unit 1—Temporary Exemption from Certain Requirements of 10 CFR [p]art 73, Appendix B, ‘‘General Criteria for Security Personnel,’’ Section VI (EPID L–2020–LLE–0106 [COVID–19]), dated July 10, 2020. ML20181A188 (non-public, withheld under 10 CFR 2.390). ML20182A718. TURKEY POINT NUCLEAR GENERATING UNIT NOS. 3 AND 4—DOCKET NOS. 50–250 AND 50–251 Document title ADAMS accession No. Turkey Point Nuclear Plant, Units 3 and 4—Exemption Request for Access Authorization and Fitness for Duty Requirements due to COVID–19 Pandemic, dated May 21, 2020 (this letter was superseded and replaced with the letter dated June 11, 2020). Turkey Point Nuclear Plant, Units 3 and 4, Supplement to Exemption Request for Access Authorization and Fitness for Duty Requirements due to COVID–19 Pandemic, dated June 11, 2020. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Aug 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 ML20142A272. ML20163A226. Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 167 / Thursday, August 27, 2020 / Notices 53029 TURKEY POINT NUCLEAR GENERATING UNIT NOS. 3 AND 4—DOCKET NOS. 50–250 AND 50–251—Continued Document title ADAMS accession No. Turkey Point Nuclear Plant, Units 3 and 4—Approval of Exemption from Certain Requirements of 10 CFR [p]art 26, ‘‘Fitness For Duty Programs’’ (EPID L–2020–LLE–0068 [COVID–19]), dated July 30, 2020. Dated: August 21, 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. 2020–18815 Filed 8–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. MC2020–224 and CP2020–254] New Postal Products Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing for the Commission’s consideration concerning a negotiated service agreement. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps. DATES: Comments are due: August 31, 2020. SUMMARY: Submit comments electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at http:// www.prc.gov. Those who cannot submit comments electronically should contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by telephone for advice on filing alternatives. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David A. Trissell, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Docketed Proceeding(s) I. Introduction khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES The Commission gives notice that the Postal Service filed request(s) for the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Aug 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 Commission to consider matters related to negotiated service agreement(s). The request(s) may propose the addition or removal of a negotiated service agreement from the market dominant or the competitive product list, or the modification of an existing product currently appearing on the market dominant or the competitive product list. Section II identifies the docket number(s) associated with each Postal Service request, the title of each Postal Service request, the request’s acceptance date, and the authority cited by the Postal Service for each request. For each request, the Commission appoints an officer of the Commission to represent the interests of the general public in the proceeding, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505 (Public Representative). Section II also establishes comment deadline(s) pertaining to each request. The public portions of the Postal Service’s request(s) can be accessed via the Commission’s website (http:// www.prc.gov). Non-public portions of the Postal Service’s request(s), if any, can be accessed through compliance with the requirements of 39 CFR 3011.301.1 The Commission invites comments on whether the Postal Service’s request(s) in the captioned docket(s) are consistent with the policies of title 39. For request(s) that the Postal Service states concern market dominant product(s), applicable statutory and regulatory requirements include 39 U.S.C. 3622, 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR part 3030, and 39 CFR part 3040, subpart B. For request(s) that the Postal Service states concern competitive product(s), applicable statutory and regulatory requirements include 39 U.S.C. 3632, 39 U.S.C. 3633, 1 See Docket No. RM2018–3, Order Adopting Final Rules Relating to Non-Public Information, June 27, 2018, Attachment A at 19–22 (Order No. 4679). PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ML20204A765. 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR part 3035, and 39 CFR part 3040, subpart B. Comment deadline(s) for each request appear in section II. II. Docketed Proceeding(s) 1. Docket No(s).: MC2020–224 and CP2020–254; Filing Title: USPS Request to Add Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 160 to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing Materials Under Seal; Filing Acceptance Date: August 21, 2020; Filing Authority: 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR 3040.130 through 3040.135, and 39 CFR 3035.105; Public Representative: Christopher C. Mohr; Comments Due: August 31, 2020. This Notice will be published in the Federal Register. Erica A. Barker, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–18870 Filed 8–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–89636; File No. SR–CBOE– 2020–051] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Cboe Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing of Amendment No. 1 and Order Instituting Proceedings To Determine Whether To Approve or Disapprove a Proposed Rule Change, as Modified by Amendment No. 1, To Amend Its Automated Price Improvement Auction Rules in Connection With Agency Order Size Requirements August 21, 2020. I. Introduction E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 50-456; 50-457; 50-259; 50-260; 50-296; 50-275; 50-323; 
50-315; 50-316; 50-331; 50-341; 50-263; 50-282; 50-306; 72-010; 50-184; 
50-266; 50-301; 50-335; 50-389; 50-443; 50-395; 50-250; 50-251; NRC-
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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 13 
exemptions in response to requests from 12 licensees. The exemptions 
allow these licensees temporary relief from certain requirements under 
NRC regulations. The exemptions are in response to the coronavirus 
disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency (PHE). The NRC is 
issuing a single notice to announce the issuance of the exemptions.

DATES: The 13 exemptions were issued between July 6, 2020, and July 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 13 exemptions to 12 licensees in response to 
requests dated between June 11, 2020, and July 23, 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).

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    The exemptions from certain requirements of 10 CFR part 26, 
``Fitness for Duty Programs,'' for NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC 
(for Duane Arnold Energy Center); NextEra Energy Point Beach, LLC (for 
Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2); NextEra Energy Seabrook, LLC 
(for Seabrook Station, Unit 1); and Florida Power & Light Company (for 
St. Lucie Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2; and Turkey Point Nuclear Generating 
Units 3 and 4) support the continued effectiveness of licensees' 
fitness for duty programs during the COVID-19 PHE. For 10 CFR 
26.119(a), 26.165(b)(5), 26.169(a), 26.185(d)(3), and 26.185(p), 
flexibility is afforded by permitting a reasonable increase in the time 
to complete required activities. For 10 CFR 26.189(c), flexibility is 
afforded by permitting the use of an alternative method to conduct a 
determination of fitness for cause. The limited scope of the exemptions 
from these requirements, relatively short duration of the exemption 
period, licensee controls, and NRC conditions provide reasonable 
assurance that the above licensees will continue to meet the fitness 
for duty performance objectives described in the regulations in 10 CFR 
part 26.
    The exemption from certain requirements of 10 CFR part 26 for DTE 
Electric Company (for Fermi 2) allows the licensee temporary relief 
from the work-hour controls under 10 CFR 26.205(d)(1) through (d)(7). 
This temporary exemption is an extension of a previous NRC-approved 
exemption (letter dated May 14, 2020, ADAMS Accession No. ML20133K055). 
The NRC determined that, because of the impacts the COVID-19 PHE has 
had on the licensee's ability to comply with the work-hour controls of 
10 CFR 26.205(d), the importance of maintaining the operations of Fermi 
2, and the controls the licensee has established, granting the 
requested exemption, as extended, was in the public interest.
    The exemption from certain requirements of 10 CFR part 50, appendix 
E, ``Emergency Planning and Preparedness for Production and Utilization 
Facilities,'' section VI.F.2.b, related to biennial emergency 
preparedness exercises for the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology (for the National Bureau of Standards Test Reactor) does not 
adversely affect the emergency response capability of the test reactor 
facility because all personnel are currently qualified for all tasks, 
and the proposed compensatory measures will maintain their knowledge, 
skills, and abilities without the conduct of the biennial emergency 
preparedness exercise during the exemption term. The exemption also 
allows the affected licensee personnel to continue to be available to 
perform their functions during the COVID-19 PHE.
    The exemptions from certain requirements of 10 CFR part 73 for 
Exelon Generation Company, LLC (for Braidwood Station, Units 1 and 2); 
Tennessee Valley Authority (for Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Units 1, 2, 
and 3); Pacific Gas and Electric Company (for Diablo Canyon Nuclear 
Power Plant, Units 1 and 2); Indiana Michigan Power Company (for Donald 
C. Cook Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2); Northern States Power Company 
(for Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant; Prairie Island Nuclear 
Generating Plant, Units 1 and 2, and Prairie Island Independent Spent 
Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI)); and Dominion Energy South Carolina, 
Inc. (for Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Unit 1) 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 exemption from certain requirements of 10 CFR part 73 for 
Northern States Power Company (for the Prairie Island ISFSI) allows 
this licensee temporary exemption from certain requirements of 10 CFR 
part 73, appendix B, sections I, II, and IV. This licensee has 
committed to certain measures to ensure its security forces maintain 
their proficiency and readiness to adequately implement the licensee's 
protective strategies and protect the site.
    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 has issued. 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 in the tables below. For 
additional directions on accessing information in ADAMS, see the 
ADDRESSES section of this document.

     Braidwood Station, Units 1 and 2--Docket Nos. 50-456 and 50-457
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                 Document title                     ADAMS accession No.
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Braidwood Station, Units 1 and 2, Request for     ML20167A321 (non-
 Exemption from Certain 10 CFR [part] 73           public, withheld
 Training Requirements Due to Coronavirus 2019     under 10 CFR 2.390).
 Public Health Emergency, dated June 15, 2020.
Braidwood Station, Units 1 and 2--Exemption       ML20169A348.
 Request From Certain Requirements of 10 CFR
 [p]art 73, Appendix B, ``General Criteria for
 Security Personnel'' [COVID-19] (EPID L-2020-
 LLE-0100), dated July 9, 2020.
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 Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Units 1, 2, and 3--Docket Nos. 50-259, 50-
                             260, and 50-296
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                 Document title                     ADAMS accession No.
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Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Units 1, 2, and 3,    ML20174A281.
 Request for Exemption from the Annual Force on
 Force Training Requirements of 10 CFR [part]
 73, Appendix B, Section VI, Due to the COVID-19
 Public Health Emergency, dated June 19, 2020.

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Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Units 1, 2 and 3--    ML20175A198.
 Exemption Request from Certain Requirements of
 10 CFR [p]art 73, Appendix B, ``General
 Criteria from Security Personnel,'' Section VI
 (EPID L-2020-LLE-0105 [COVID-19]), dated July
 6, 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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                 Document title                     ADAMS accession No.
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Diablo Canyon Power Plant, Units 1 and 2--        ML20203M197 (non-
 Request for Exemption from Specific               public, withheld
 Requirements of 10 CFR [part] 73, Firearms        under 10 CFR 2.390).
 Requalification, dated July 21, 2020.
Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and    ML20209A050.
 2, Exemption from Certain Requirements of 10
 CFR [p]art 73, Appendix B, ``General Criteria
 For Security Personnel,'' Section VI (EPID L-
 2020-LLE-0117 [COVID-19]), dated July 30, 2020.
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 Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2--Docket Nos. 50-315 and 50-
                                   316
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                 Document title                     ADAMS accession No.
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Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant Units 1 and 2,       ML20177A375 (non-
 Temporary Exemption Request from Security         public, withheld
 Training Requalification Requirements of 10 CFR   under 10 CFR 2.390).
 [p]art 73, Appendix B, Section VI, dated June
 18, 2020.
Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant, Unit 1 and Unit 2-- ML20191A170.
 Supplement to Temporary Request from Security
 Training Requalification Requirements of 10 CFR
 [p]art 73, Appendix B, Section VI, dated July
 6, 2020.
Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2--     ML20171A686.
 Temporary Exemption from Certain Requirements
 of 10 CFR [p]art 73, Appendix B, ``General
 Criteria For Security Personnel,'' Section VI
 (EPID L-2020-LLE-0104 [COVID-19]), dated July
 21, 2020.
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              Duane Arnold Energy Center--Docket No. 50-331
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                 Document title                     ADAMS accession No.
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NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC Exemption        ML20142A192 (non-
 Request for Access Authorization and Fitness      public, withheld
 for Duty Requirements due to COVID-19 Pandemic,   under to 10 CFR
 dated May 21, 2020 (this letter was superseded    2.390).
 and replaced with the letter dated June 15,
 2020).
Duane Arnold Energy Center--Supplement to         ML20167A262.
 Exemption Request for Access Authorization and
 Fitness for Duty Requirements Due to COVID-19
 Pandemic, dated June 15, 2020.
Duane Arnold Energy Center--Approval of           ML20202A594.
 Exemption from Certain Requirements of 10 CFR
 [p]art 26, Fitness for Duty Programs (EPID L-
 2020-LLE-0079 [COVID-19]), dated July 24, 2020.
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                       Fermi-2--Docket No. 50-341
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                 Document title                     ADAMS accession No.
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Fermi Unit 2 Work Hour Limits Exemption Request   ML20188A339.
 Due to COVID-19 Supplement, dated July 6, 2020.
Fermi 2 Work Hour Limits Exemption Request due    ML20193A003.
 to COVID-19 Revised Second Supplement, dated
 July 11, 2020.
Fermi, Unit 2--Extension of Exemption from        ML20192A180.
 Select Requirements of 10 CFR [p]art 26 (EPID L-
 2020-LLE-0109 [COVID-19]), dated July 14, 2020.
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                   Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant
         Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant, Units 1 and 2
  Prairie Island ISFSI--Docket Nos. 50-263, 50-282, 50-306, and 72-010
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                 Document title                     ADAMS accession No.
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Monticello and Prairie Island, Units 1 and 2 and  ML20177A372 (non-
 Prairie Island ISFSI, COVID-19 10 CFR [part] 73   public, withheld
 Security Training and Requalification Exemption   under 10 CFR 2.390).
 Request, dated June 25, 2020.
Monticello and Prairie Island, Units 1 and 2 and  ML20197A005 (non-
 Prairie Island ISFSI, NSPM COVID-19 Security      public, withheld
 Exemption Supplement, dated July 14, 2020.        under 10 CFR 2.390).
Monticello and Prairie Island, Units 1 and 2 and  ML20184A013.
 Prairie Island ISFSI--Exemption Request from
 Certain Requirements of 10 CFR [p]art 73,
 Appendix B, ``General Criteria for Security
 Personnel,'' Sections I, II, IV, and VI (EPID L-
 2020-LLE-0108 [COVID-19]), dated July 22, 2020.
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      National Bureau of Standards Test Reactor--Docket No. 50-184
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                 Document title                     ADAMS accession No.
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National Institute of Standards and Technology--  ML20206K842 (package).
 Exemption Request for Emergency Exercise Final,
 dated July 23, 2020.
National Institute of Standards and Technology--  ML20210M006 (package)
 Exemption [Request] for Emergency Exercise        (non-public, withheld
 Supplement to [July 23, 2020] Letter Final,       under 10 CFR 2.390).
 dated July 24, 2020.
National Institute of Standards and Technology;   ML20209A326.
 Approval of Exemption from Requirements of 10
 CFR [p]art 50, Appendix E, Section IV.F.2
 Related to Biennial Emergency Exercises [COVID-
 19], dated July 29, 2020.
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 Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2--Docket Nos. 50-266 and 50-301
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                 Document title                     ADAMS accession No.
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Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2--        ML20142A369 (non-
 Exemption Request for Access Authorization and    public, withheld
 Fitness for Duty Requirements due to COVID-19     under 10 CFR 2.390).
 Pandemic, dated May 21, 2020 (this letter was
 superseded and replaced with the letter dated
 June 12, 2020).
Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2,         ML20164A187.
 Supplement to Exemption Request for Access
 Authorization and Fitness for Duty Requirements
 due to COVID-19 Pandemic, dated June 12, 2020.
Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2--        ML20202A531.
 Approval of Exemption from Certain Requirements
 of 10 CFR Part 26, Fitness for Duty Programs
 (EPID L-2020-LLE-0080 [COVID-19]), dated July
 24, 2020.
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    St. Lucie Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2--Docket Nos. 50-335 and 50-389
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                 Document title                     ADAMS accession No.
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St. Lucie Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2,           ML20142A477 (non-
 Exemption Request for Access Authorization and    public, withheld
 Fitness for Duty Requirements due to COVID-19     under 10 CFR 2.390).
 Pandemic, dated May 21, 2020 (this letter was
 superseded and replaced with the letter dated
 June 12, 2020).
St. Lucie Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2--          ML20164A055.
 Exemption Request for Access Authorization and
 Fitness for Duty Requirements due to COVID-19
 Pandemic, dated June 12, 2020.
St. Lucie Nuclear Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2        ML20190A157.
 Exemption Request from Certain Requirements of
 Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations part 26,
 Fitness-for-Duty Programs (EPID L-2020-LLE-0078
 [COVID-19]), dated July 23, 2020.
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               Seabrook Station, Unit 1--Docket No. 50-443
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                 Document title                     ADAMS accession No.
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Seabrook Station--Exemption Request for Access    ML20149K615 (non-
 Authorization and Fitness for Duty Requirements   public, withheld
 due to COVID-19 Pandemic, dated May 27, 2020      under 10 CFR 2.390.
 (this letter was superseded and replaced with
 the letter dated June 16, 2020).
Seabrook Station--Supplement to Exemption         ML20169A728.
 Request for Access Authorization and Fitness
 for Duty Requirements Due to COVID-19 Pandemic,
 dated June 16, 2020.
Seabrook Station, Unit No. 1--Approval of         ML20202A509.
 Exemption from Certain Requirements of 10 CFR
 [p]art 26, ``Fitness for Duty Programs'' (EPID
 L-2020-LLE-0091 [COVID-19]), dated July 30,
 2020.
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       Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Unit 1--Docket No. 50-395
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                 Document title                     ADAMS accession No.
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Virgil C. Summer (VCS), Unit 1--Request for       ML20181A188 (non-
 Exemption from Select Requirements of 10 CFR      public, withheld
 [p]art 73, Appendix B, Section B, dated June      under 10 CFR 2.390).
 25, 2020.
Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Unit 1--        ML20182A718.
 Temporary Exemption from Certain Requirements
 of 10 CFR [p]art 73, Appendix B, ``General
 Criteria for Security Personnel,'' Section VI
 (EPID L-2020-LLE-0106 [COVID-19]), dated July
 10, 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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                 Document title                     ADAMS accession No.
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Turkey Point Nuclear Plant, Units 3 and 4--       ML20142A272.
 Exemption Request for Access Authorization and
 Fitness for Duty Requirements due to COVID-19
 Pandemic, dated May 21, 2020 (this letter was
 superseded and replaced with the letter dated
 June 11, 2020).
Turkey Point Nuclear Plant, Units 3 and 4,        ML20163A226.
 Supplement to Exemption Request for Access
 Authorization and Fitness for Duty Requirements
 due to COVID-19 Pandemic, dated June 11, 2020.

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Turkey Point Nuclear Plant, Units 3 and 4--       ML20204A765.
 Approval of Exemption from Certain Requirements
 of 10 CFR [p]art 26, ``Fitness For Duty
 Programs'' (EPID L-2020-LLE-0068 [COVID-19]),
 dated July 30, 2020.
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    Dated: August 21, 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. 2020-18815 Filed 8-26-20; 8:45 am]
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