Human Factors Engineering
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a final revision to Section 18.0, ``Human Factors Engineering,'' of NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan (SRP) for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition.''
Information Collection: Suspicious Activity Reporting Using the Protected Web Server (PWS)
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to OMB for review. The information collection is entitled ``Suspicious Activity Reporting using the Protected Web Server (PWS).''
Information Collection: NRC Form 212, “Qualifications Investigation Professional, Technical, and Administrative Positions”
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to OMB for review. The information collection is entitled, NRC Form 212, ``Qualifications Investigation Professional, Technical, and Administrative Positions.''
Western Nuclear Incorporated; Split Rock Wyoming Site
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received a request from Western Nuclear Incorporated for amendment of Materials License No. SUA-56 to modify the Alternate Concentration Limit for nitrate at the Western Nuclear Incorporated site in Jeffery City, Wyoming. The amendment would increase the nitrate Alternate Concentration Limit at the Southwest Valley Point of Compliance from the current limit of 70.7 milligrams per liter to 500 milligrams per liter. The amendment would also revise the license to remove a specific well as the background well for the Alternate Concentration Limit and expand the proposed Long-term Care Boundary for the site.
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Pursuant to section 189a. (2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this regular biweekly notice. The Act requires the Commission to publish notice of any amendments issued, or proposed to be issued, and grants the Commission the authority to issue and make immediately effective any amendment to an operating license or combined license, as applicable, upon a determination by the Commission that such amendment involves no significant hazards consideration, notwithstanding the pendency before the Commission of a request for a hearing from any person. This biweekly notice includes all notices of amendments issued, or proposed to be issued, from December 31, 2016, to January 17, 2017. The last biweekly notice was published on January 17, 2017.
Terrestrial Use of the 2473-2495 MHz Band for Low-Power Mobile Broadband Networks; Amendments to Rules for the Ancillary Terrestrial Component of Mobile Satellite Service Systems
In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission or FCC) modifies its rules on the operation of an Ancillary Terrestrial Component (ATC) for Mobile-Satellite Service (MSS) systems operating in the 2483.5-2495 MHz band. This action modifies, inter alia, existing rules related to ``gating criteria'' for ATC in the 2483.5-2495 MHz band to enable licensees to seek authorization to deploy a terrestrial low-power system using licensed MSS spectrum. This document will serve the public interest by expanding terrestrial use of the 2483.5-2495 MHz frequency band and establishing a framework that will enable Globalstar, Inc. (Globalstar), the sole MSS licensee in the band, to utilize its 11.5 megahertz of spectrum to deploy a terrestrial low-power network.
Submission of Information Collections for OMB Review; Comment Request; Payment of Premiums; Termination Premium
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is requesting that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend approval, under the Paperwork Reduction Act, of the collection of information for the termination premium under its regulation on Payment of Premiums (29 CFR part 4007) (OMB control number 1212-0064; expires February 28, 2017), without changes. This notice informs the public of PBGC's request and solicits public comment on the collection of information.
Dominion Virginia Power, North Anna Unit 3
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will convene an evidentiary session to receive testimony and exhibits in the uncontested portion of this proceeding regarding the application of Virginia Electric and Power Company, doing business as Dominion Virginia Power and Old Dominion Electric Power Company (Dominion) for a combined license (COL) to construct and operate an additional unit (Unit 3) at the North Anna site in Louisa County, Virginia. This mandatory hearing will concern safety and environmental matters relating to the requested COL.
Hearings of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure
The following public hearing on proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure has been canceled: Criminal Rules Hearing on February 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. The announcement for this meeting was previously published in 81 FR 52713.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive Patent License
NASA hereby gives notice of its intent to grant an exclusive patent license in the United States to practice the invention described and claimed in U.S. Patent Number 7,867,589 entitled ``Hybrid Cryogenic Tank Construction and Method of Manufacture thereof;'' U.S. Patent Number 7,641,949 entitled ``Pressure Vessel with Improved Impact resistance and Method of making the same;'' U.S. Patent Number 8,561,829 entitled ``Composite Pressure Vessel including Crack Arresting Barrier;'' U.S. Patent Number 8,297,468 entitled ``Fuel Tank for Liquefied Natural Gas'' and U.S. Patent Number 6,953,129 entitled ``Pressure Vessel with Impact and Fire Resistant and Method of making same'' to Cimarron Composites, having its principal place of business in Huntsville, Alabama (USA). The fields of use may be limited to design and manufacturing of composite tanks and pressure vessels for aerospace and other commercial applications.
Certain Light-Emitting Diode Products and Components Thereof Commission Determination To Grant a Joint Motion To Terminate the Investigation on the Basis of a Settlement and License Agreement; Termination of the Investigation in Its Entirety
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to grant a joint motion to terminate the investigation on the basis of a settlement and license agreement filed by complainant Cree, Inc. of Durham, North Carolina (``Cree'') and respondents Feit Electric Company, Inc. of Pico Rivera, California and Feit Electric Company, Inc. of Xiamen, China (collectively, ``Feit''). The investigation is terminated in its entirety.
The 2017 Adjustment of the Penalty for Violation of Notice Posting Requirements
In accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, which further amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, this final rule adjusts for inflation the civil monetary penalty for violation of the notice-posting requirements in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec International HI-STORM UMAX Canister Storage System; Certificate of Compliance No. 1040, Amendment No. 2
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of January 9, 2017, for the direct final rule that was published in the Federal Register on October 25, 2016. The direct final rule amended the NRC's spent fuel storage regulations by revising the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 2 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1040 for the Holtec International HI-STORM UMAX Canister Storage System.
Adjustment of Civil Penalties
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is required to amend its regulations annually to adjust the penalties provided for in sections 4071 and 4302 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. This action is being taken in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 and Office of Management and Budget memorandum M-17-11. The regulations being amended are those on Penalties for Failure to Provide Certain Notices or Other Material Information and Penalties for Failure to Provide Certain Multiemployer Plan Notices.
Rules of Practice and Procedure; Adjusting Civil Money Penalties for Inflation
This regulation implements inflation adjustments to civil money penalties (CMPs) that the Farm Credit Administration (FCA) may impose or enforce pursuant to the Farm Credit Act of 1971, as amended (Farm Credit Act), and pursuant to the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, as amended by the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994 (Reform Act), and further amended by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (Biggert-Waters Act).