Issuance of Multiple Exemptions in Response to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, 14347-14348 [2021-05268]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 48 / Monday, March 15, 2021 / Notices Because these meetings will include review of personal and/or proprietary financial and commercial information given in confidence to the agency by grant applicants, the meetings will be closed to the public pursuant to sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6) of Title 5, U.S.C., as amended. I have made this determination pursuant to the authority granted me by the Chairman’s Delegation of Authority to Close Advisory Committee Meetings dated April 15, 2016. Dated: March 9, 2021. Elizabeth Voyatzis, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–05234 Filed 3–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7536–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–317, 50–318, 50–445, 50– 446, 50–373, 50–374, 50–220, and 50–410; 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 four exemptions in response to requests from two licensees. The exemptions afford these licensees temporary relief from certain requirements under NRC regulations. The exemptions are in response to the licensees’ requests for relief due 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: During the period from February 2, 2021, to February 23, 2021, the NRC granted four exemptions in response to requests submitted by two licensees from January 21, 2021, to February 8, 2021. SUMMARY: 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: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Mar 12, 2021 Jkt 253001 • Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2020–0110. Address questions about Docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Stacy Schumann; telephone: 301–415–0624; email: Stacy.Schumann@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 publicly available documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection at https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html. To begin the search, select ‘‘Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.’’ For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301– 415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@ nrc.gov. • Attention: The PDR, where you may examine and order copies of public documents, is currently closed. You may submit your request to the PDR via email at pdr.resource@nrc.gov or call 1– 800–397–4209 or 301–415–4737, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 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@nc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction During the period from February 2, 2021, to February 23, 2021, the NRC granted four exemptions in response to requests submitted by two licensees from January 21, 2021, to February 8, 2021. These exemptions temporarily allow the licensees to deviate from certain requirements of part 26, ‘‘Fitness for Duty Programs,’’ of chapter I of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR). The exemptions from certain requirements of 10 CFR part 26, ‘‘Fitness for Duty Programs,’’ for Exelon PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14347 Generation Company, LLC (for Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2; LaSalle County Station, Units 1 and 2; and Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2) and for Vistra Operations Company LLC (for Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2) afford these licensees temporary relief from the work-hour controls under10 CFR 26.205(d)(1) through (d)(7). The exemptions from 10 CFR 26.205(d)(1) through (d)(7) ensure that the control of work hours and management of worker fatigue does not unduly limit licensee flexibility in using personnel resources to most effectively manage the impacts of the COVID–19 PHE on maintaining the safe operation of these facilities. Specifically, these licensees have stated that their staffing levels are affected or are expected to be affected by the COVID–19 PHE, and they can no longer meet or likely will not meet the workhour controls of 10 CFR 26.205(d)(1) through (d)(7). These licensees have committed to effecting site-specific COVID–19 PHE fatigue-management controls for personnel specified in 10 CFR 26.4(a). 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 in this notice provide transparency regarding the number and type 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/aboutnrc/covid-19/reactors/licensingactions.html. II. Availability of Documents The tables in this notice provide the facility name, docket number, document description, 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 in this notice. For additional directions on accessing information in ADAMS, see the ADDRESSES section of this document. E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1 14348 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 48 / Monday, March 15, 2021 / Notices CALVERT CLIFFS NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, UNITS 1 AND 2 [Docket Nos. 50–317 and 50–318] ADAMS accession No. Document description Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2—COVID-19 Related Request for Exemption from 10 CFR part 26 Work Hours Requirements, dated January 21, 2021. Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2—Exemption from Select Requirements of 10 CFR part 26 (EPID L–2021– LLE–0005 [COVID–19]), dated February 18, 2021. ML21022A009 ML21029A336 COMANCHE PEAK NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, UNIT NOS. 1 AND 2 [Docket Nos. 50–445 and 50–446] ADAMS accession No. Document description Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2—Subsequent Request for Exemption from Specific Requirements of 10 CFR part 26, ‘‘Fitness for Duty Programs,’’ dated February 8, 2021. Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2—Supplement to Subsequent Request for Exemption from Specific Requirements of 10 CFR part 26, ‘‘Fitness for Duty Programs,’’ dated February 9, 2021. Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2—Second Supplement to Subsequent Request for Exemption from Specific Requirements of 10 CFR part 26, ‘‘Fitness for Duty Programs,’’ dated February 10, 2021. Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2—Exemption from Select requirements of 10 CFR part 26 (EPID L– 2021–LLE–0009 [COVID-19]), dated February 11, 2021. ML21039A688 ML21040A512 ML21041A541 ML21040A001 LASALLE COUNTY STATION, UNITS 1 AND 2 [Docket Nos. 50–373 and 50–374] Adams accession No. Document description LaSalle County Station, Units 1 and 2—Subsequent Request for Exemption from 10 CFR part 26 Work Hours Requirements, dated January 22, 2021. LaSalle County Station, Units 1 and 2—Exemption from Select Requirements of 10 CFR part 26 (EPID L–2021–LLE–0004 [COVID–19]), dated February 2, 2021. ML21022A372 ML21025A294 NINE MILE POINT NUCLEAR STATION, UNITS 1 AND 2 [Docket Nos. 50–220 and 50–410] Adams accession No. Document description Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2—COVID–19 Related Request for Exemption from 10 CFR part 26 Work Hours Requirements, dated January 22, 2021. Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2—Exemption from Select Requirements of 10 CFR part 26 (EPID L–2021–LLE– 0006 [COVID–19]), dated February 23, 2021. Dated: March 9, 2021. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. James G. Danna, Chief, Plant Licensing Branch I, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 48 (Monday, March 15, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14347-14348]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-05268]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 50-317, 50-318, 50-445, 50-446, 50-373, 50-374, 50-220, 
and 50-410; 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 four 
exemptions in response to requests from two licensees. The exemptions 
afford these licensees temporary relief from certain requirements under 
NRC regulations. The exemptions are in response to the licensees' 
requests for relief due 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: During the period from February 2, 2021, to February 23, 2021, 
the NRC granted four exemptions in response to requests submitted by 
two licensees from January 21, 2021, to February 8, 2021.

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 Docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Stacy Schumann; 
telephone: 301-415-0624; 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 (PDR) reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or 
by email to [email protected].
     Attention: The PDR, where you may examine and order copies 
of public documents, is currently closed. You may submit your request 
to the PDR via email at [email protected] or call 1-800-397-4209 or 
301-415-4737, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (EST), Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.
    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

    During the period from February 2, 2021, to February 23, 2021, the 
NRC granted four exemptions in response to requests submitted by two 
licensees from January 21, 2021, to February 8, 2021. These exemptions 
temporarily allow the licensees to deviate from certain requirements of 
part 26, ``Fitness for Duty Programs,'' of chapter I of title 10 of the 
Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR).
    The exemptions from certain requirements of 10 CFR part 26, 
``Fitness for Duty Programs,'' for Exelon Generation Company, LLC (for 
Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2; LaSalle County 
Station, Units 1 and 2; and Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, Units 1 
and 2) and for Vistra Operations Company LLC (for Comanche Peak Nuclear 
Power Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2) afford these licensees temporary relief 
from the work-hour controls under10 CFR 26.205(d)(1) through (d)(7). 
The exemptions from 10 CFR 26.205(d)(1) through (d)(7) ensure that the 
control of work hours and management of worker fatigue does not unduly 
limit licensee flexibility in using personnel resources to most 
effectively manage the impacts of the COVID-19 PHE on maintaining the 
safe operation of these facilities. Specifically, these licensees have 
stated that their staffing levels are affected or are expected to be 
affected by the COVID-19 PHE, and they can no longer meet or likely 
will not meet the work-hour controls of 10 CFR 26.205(d)(1) through 
(d)(7). These licensees have committed to effecting site-specific 
COVID-19 PHE fatigue-management controls for personnel specified in 10 
CFR 26.4(a).
    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 in this notice provide transparency regarding the 
number and type 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 in this notice provide the facility name, docket number, 
document description, 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 
in this notice. For additional directions on accessing information in 
ADAMS, see the ADDRESSES section of this document.

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            Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2
                     [Docket Nos. 50-317 and 50-318]
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             Document description                 ADAMS  accession No.
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Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2--  ML21022A009
 COVID[dash]19 Related Request for Exemption
 from 10 CFR part 26 Work Hours Requirements,
 dated January 21, 2021.
Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1    ML21029A336
 and 2--Exemption from Select Requirements of
 10 CFR part 26 (EPID L-2021-LLE-0005 [COVID-
 19]), dated February 18, 2021.
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          Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2
                     [Docket Nos. 50-445 and 50-446]
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             Document description                 ADAMS  accession No.
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Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, Unit Nos.   ML21039A688
 1 and 2--Subsequent Request for Exemption
 from Specific Requirements of 10 CFR part
 26, ``Fitness for Duty Programs,'' dated
 February 8, 2021.
Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, Unit Nos.   ML21040A512
 1 and 2--Supplement to Subsequent Request
 for Exemption from Specific Requirements of
 10 CFR part 26, ``Fitness for Duty
 Programs,'' dated February 9, 2021.
Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, Unit Nos.   ML21041A541
 1 and 2--Second Supplement to Subsequent
 Request for Exemption from Specific
 Requirements of 10 CFR part 26, ``Fitness
 for Duty Programs,'' dated February 10, 2021.
Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, Unit Nos.   ML21040A001
 1 and 2--Exemption from Select requirements
 of 10 CFR part 26 (EPID L-2021-LLE-0009
 [COVID[dash]19]), dated February 11, 2021.
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                  LaSalle County Station, Units 1 and 2
                     [Docket Nos. 50-373 and 50-374]
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             Document description                 Adams  accession No.
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LaSalle County Station, Units 1 and 2--        ML21022A372
 Subsequent Request for Exemption from 10 CFR
 part 26 Work Hours Requirements, dated
 January 22, 2021.
LaSalle County Station, Units 1 and 2--        ML21025A294
 Exemption from Select Requirements of 10 CFR
 part 26 (EPID L-2021-LLE-0004 [COVID-19]),
 dated February 2, 2021.
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             Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2
                     [Docket Nos. 50-220 and 50-410]
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             Document description                 Adams  accession No.
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Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, Units 1 and   ML21022A230
 2--COVID-19 Related Request for Exemption
 from 10 CFR part 26 Work Hours Requirements,
 dated January 22, 2021.
Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, Units 1 and   ML21029A309
 2--Exemption from Select Requirements of 10
 CFR part 26 (EPID L-2021-LLE-0006 [COVID-
 19]), dated February 23, 2021.
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    Dated: March 9, 2021.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
James G. Danna,
Chief, Plant Licensing Branch I, Division of Operating Reactor 
Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
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