Issuance of Exemption in Response to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, 44059-44060 [2021-17105]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 152 / Wednesday, August 11, 2021 / Notices is administrative in nature, and does not involve any changes in the types or increase in the amounts of any effluents that may be released offsite. Requirements in 10 CFR 51.22(c)(25)(iii): There is no significant increase in individual or cumulative public or occupational radiation exposure. Since the proposed action involves only a schedule change, which is administrative in nature, it does not contribute to any significant increase in individual or cumulative public or occupational radiation exposures. Requirements in 10 CFR 51.22(c)(25)(iv): There is no significant construction impact. Since the proposed action involves only a schedule change related to the timing for submittal of UFSAR updates, which is administrative in nature, it does not involve any construction impact. Requirements in 10 CFR 51.22(c)(25)(v): There is no significant increase in the potential for or consequences from radiological accidents. The proposed action involves only a schedule change related to the timing for submittal of UFSAR updates, which is administrative in nature and does not impact the potential for or consequences from radiological accidents. Requirements in 10 CFR 51.22(c)(25)(vi): The requirements from which the exemption is sought involve recordkeeping, reporting, scheduling, or other requirements of an administrative, managerial, or organizational nature. The proposed action involves recordkeeping, reporting, and scheduling requirements, and other requirements of an administrative, managerial, or organizational nature because it is associated with the schedule for submittal of UFSAR updates pursuant to 10 CFR 50.71(e)(4), and meets that regulation’s requirement that the interval between successive updates does not exceed 24 months. Based on the previously noted requirements, the NRC staff concludes that the proposed exemptions meet the eligibility criteria for the categorical exclusion set forth in 10 CFR 51.22(c)(25). Therefore, in accordance with 10 CFR 51.22(b), no environmental impact statement or environmental assessment need be prepared in connection with the NRC’s issuance of these exemptions. IV. Conclusions Accordingly, the Commission has determined that, pursuant to 10 CFR part 50.12, the requested exemptions are VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:05 Aug 10, 2021 Jkt 253001 authorized by law, will not present an undue risk to public health and safety, and are consistent with the common defense and security. Also, special circumstances, pursuant to 10 CFR 50.12(a)(2)(ii), are present. Therefore, the NRC hereby grants SNC an exemption from the requirements of 10 CFR 50.71(e)(4) to allow SNC to file its periodic updates to the Farley, Units 1 and 2, UFSAR by October 31 of oddnumbered years, not to exceed 24 months from the last submittal, and to the Vogtle, Units 1 and 2, UFSAR by October 31 of even-numbered years, not to exceed 24 months from the last submittal. The exemptions are effective upon issuance. Dated: August 4, 2021. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. /RA/ Caroline L. Carusone, Deputy Director, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2021–17116 Filed 8–10–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–341; NRC–2020–0110] Issuance of Exemption in Response to COVID–19 Public Health Emergency The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued one exemption in June 2021 in response to a request from one licensee for relief due to the coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID–19) public health emergency (PHE). The exemption affords the licensee temporary relief from certain requirements under NRC regulations. DATES: On June 17, 2021, the NRC granted one exemption in response to a request submitted by one licensee on May 17, 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: Stacy.Schumann@nrc.gov. For technical PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. For the convenience of the reader, instructions about obtaining materials referenced in this document are provided in the ‘‘Availability of Documents’’ section. • Attention: The PDR, where you may examine and order copies of public documents, is currently closed. You may submit your request for copies of documents 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. (ET), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 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: I. Introduction Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Exemption; issuance. AGENCY: SUMMARY: 44059 On June 17, 2021, the NRC granted one exemption in response to a request submitted by one licensee dated May 17, 2021. The exemption temporarily allows the licensee to deviate from certain requirements of chapter I of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), appendix E, ‘‘Emergency Planning and Preparedness for Production and Utilization Facilities,’’ section IV.F., ‘‘Training.’’ The exemption grants DTE Electric Company (for Fermi, Unit 2), a schedular exemption from the offsite biennial emergency preparedness exercise requirement, allowing it to postpone the calendar year 2020 fullparticipation biennial emergency preparedness (EP) exercise until the end of calendar year 2021. The exemption affords this licensee temporary relief from the requirements of 10 CFR part 50, appendix E, regarding offsite response organization (ORO) participation in the biennial emergency preparedness exercise. The exemption will not adversely affect the emergency response capability of the facility because the licensee has conducted numerous drills, exercises, and other E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1 44060 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 152 / Wednesday, August 11, 2021 / Notices training activities that have exercised the licensee’s emergency response strategies since the last evaluated biennial emergency preparedness exercise and that State, county and local OROs have participated therein. The table in this notice provides 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 table in this notice provides the facility name, docket number, document description, and ADAMS accession number for the exemption issued. Additional details on the exemption issued, including the exemption request submitted by the licensee and the NRC’s decision, are provided in the exemption approval listed in the table in this notice. For additional directions on accessing information in ADAMS, see the ADDRESSES section of this document. FERMI, UNIT 2 [Docket No. 50–341] ADAMS Accession No. Document Description Fermi, Unit 2—Request for Exemption from 10 CFR part 50, appendix E, Biennial Emergency Preparedness Exercise Requirements due to the COVID–19 Pandemic, dated May 17, 2021 ........................................................................................................ Fermi, Unit 2—Temporary Exemption from Biennial Emergency Preparedness Exercise Frequency Requirements of 10 CFR part 50, appendix E, sections IV.F.2.B and IV.F.2.C (EPID L–2021–LLE–0029 [COVID–19]), dated June 17, 2021 ................... Dated: August 6, 2021. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. James G. 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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 50-341; NRC-2020-0110]


Issuance of Exemption in Response to COVID-19 Public Health 
Emergency

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Exemption; issuance.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued one 
exemption in June 2021 in response to a request from one licensee for 
relief due to the coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) public health 
emergency (PHE). The exemption affords the licensee temporary relief 
from certain requirements under NRC regulations.

DATES: On June 17, 2021, the NRC granted one exemption in response to a 
request submitted by one licensee on May 17, 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]. For the convenience of the reader, 
instructions about obtaining materials referenced in this document are 
provided in the ``Availability of Documents'' section.
     Attention: The PDR, where you may examine and order copies 
of public documents, is currently closed. You may submit your request 
for copies of documents 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. 
(ET), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

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

    On June 17, 2021, the NRC granted one exemption in response to a 
request submitted by one licensee dated May 17, 2021. The exemption 
temporarily allows the licensee to deviate from certain requirements of 
chapter I of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), 
appendix E, ``Emergency Planning and Preparedness for Production and 
Utilization Facilities,'' section IV.F., ``Training.''
    The exemption grants DTE Electric Company (for Fermi, Unit 2), a 
schedular exemption from the offsite biennial emergency preparedness 
exercise requirement, allowing it to postpone the calendar year 2020 
full-participation biennial emergency preparedness (EP) exercise until 
the end of calendar year 2021. The exemption affords this licensee 
temporary relief from the requirements of 10 CFR part 50, appendix E, 
regarding offsite response organization (ORO) participation in the 
biennial emergency preparedness exercise. The exemption will not 
adversely affect the emergency response capability of the facility 
because the licensee has conducted numerous drills, exercises, and 
other

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training activities that have exercised the licensee's emergency 
response strategies since the last evaluated biennial emergency 
preparedness exercise and that State, county and local OROs have 
participated therein.
    The table in this notice provides 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 table in this notice provides the facility name, docket number, 
document description, and ADAMS accession number for the exemption 
issued. Additional details on the exemption issued, including the 
exemption request submitted by the licensee and the NRC's decision, are 
provided in the exemption approval listed in the table in this notice. 
For additional directions on accessing information in ADAMS, see the 
ADDRESSES section of this document.

                              Fermi, Unit 2
                           [Docket No. 50-341]
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                                                               ADAMS
                  Document Description                     Accession No.
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Fermi, Unit 2--Request for Exemption from 10 CFR part        ML21137A234
 50, appendix E, Biennial Emergency Preparedness
 Exercise Requirements due to the COVID-19 Pandemic,
 dated May 17, 2021.....................................
Fermi, Unit 2--Temporary Exemption from Biennial             ML21159A054
 Emergency Preparedness Exercise Frequency Requirements
 of 10 CFR part 50, appendix E, sections IV.F.2.B and
 IV.F.2.C (EPID L-2021-LLE-0029 [COVID-19]), dated June
 17, 2021...............................................
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    Dated: August 6, 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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