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Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-20490
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Entergy Operations, Inc.; Arkansas Nuclear One, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2019-20240
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-51 and NPF-6, issued to Entergy Operations, Inc. (Entergy, the licensee), for Arkansas Nuclear One (ANO), Units 1 and 2 (ANO-1 and ANO-2), respectively. The proposed amendments would extend the implementation dates for License Amendment Nos. 264 and 314 for ANO-1 and ANO-2, respectively, from October 30, 2019, to January 14, 2020. These amendments, which were issued on January 17, 2019, approved an update to the ANO Emergency Plan to adopt a revised Emergency Action Level scheme.
Guidance for Conducting the Section 106 Process of the National Historic Preservation Act for Uranium Recovery Licensing Actions
Document Number: 2019-20228
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Final Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) NMSS-ISG-02, ``Guidance for Conducting the Section 106 Process of the National Historic Preservation Act for Uranium Recovery Licensing Actions.'' The purpose of this final ISG is to assist the staff in conducting the Section 106 consultation process of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) for uranium recovery licensing actions. This ISG is primarily intended for the NRC staff and does not impose new or changes to regulatory requirements. The ISG, however, provides useful information to participants in the Section 106 process of the NHPA for uranium recovery licensing actions.
Order Prohibiting Involvement in NRC-Licensed Activities
Document Number: 2019-20168
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an Order prohibiting involvement in NRC-licensed activities to Mr. Thomas Summers. The NRC determined that Mr. Thomas Summers engaged in deliberate misconduct that caused Florida Power & Light to be in violation of 10 CFR 50.7, ``Employee protection,'' and 10 CFR 50.9, ``Completeness and accuracy of information.''
Pressurized Water Reactor Control Rod Ejection and Boiling Water Reactor Control Rod Drop Accidents; Correction
Document Number: 2019-20133
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a notice that was published in the Federal Register on July 30, 2019, regarding reissuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG- 1327, ``Pressurized Water Reactor Control Rod Ejection and Boiling Water Reactor Control Rod Drop Accidents.'' This action is necessary to correct the NRC Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) number of the DG for which NRC is soliciting comments. The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on October 30, 2019. The NRC has decided to extend the public comment period to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments.
667th Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS)
Document Number: 2019-20122
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2019-20091
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued exemptions in response to a December 13, 2018, request from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E or the licensee) from certain regulatory requirements for the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2 (Diablo Canyon).
Proposed Revisions to Standard Review Plan Section 14.3.3, Piping Systems and Components-Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria
Document Number: 2019-20007
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a final revision to Section 14.3.3, ``Piping Systems and Components Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria,'' of NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition.''
Standard Format and Content for Applications To Renew Nuclear Power Plant Operating Licenses
Document Number: 2019-20005
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1341, ``Standard Format and Content for Applications to Renew Nuclear Power Plant Operating Licenses.'' This regulatory guide (RG) describes the standard format and content that the NRC staff considers acceptable for applications for renewal and subsequent renewal of operating licenses for commercial nuclear power plants.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-20138
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
U.S. Department of Energy Idaho Operations Office; Three Mile Island Unit 2
Document Number: 2019-19906
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the renewal of Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) License SNM-2508 for the Three Mile Island Unit 2 (TMI-2) independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) located on the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site, formerly known as the Idaho National Environmental and Engineering Laboratory, in Scoville, Butte County, Idaho. The NRC has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for this proposed license renewal in accordance with its regulations. Based on the EA, the NRC has concluded that a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) is appropriate, and an environmental impact statement (EIS) is not warranted. The NRC also is conducting a safety evaluation of the proposed license renewal.
Information Collection: NRC Forms 366, 366A, and 366B, Licensee Event Report
Document Number: 2019-19897
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an existing collection of information. The information collection is entitled, ``NRC Forms 366, 366A, and 366B, Licensee Event Report.''
Fitness for Duty Drug Testing Requirements
Document Number: 2019-18491
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations regarding fitness for duty (FFD) programs for certain NRC licensees and other entities to more closely align the NRC's drug testing requirements with the updates made to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ``Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs'' in 2008, which became effective on October 1, 2010. The proposed rule would also incorporate lessons learned from implementation of the NRC's current FFD regulations. These changes would enhance the ability of NRC licensees and other entities to identify individuals using illegal drugs, misusing legal drugs, or attempting to subvert the drug testing process. The proposed rule would also provide additional protections to individuals subject to drug testing and would improve the clarity, organization, and flexibility of the NRC's FFD regulations. The NRC is also requesting comment on draft regulatory guide 5040.
Greater-Than-Class-C and Transuranic Waste
Document Number: 2019-19645
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On July 22, 2019, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) solicited comments on a draft regulatory basis to support the development of a rulemaking for the disposal of certain types of greater-than-Class-C waste in a low-level radioactive waste land disposal facility. The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on September 20, 2019. The NRC has decided to extend the public comment period by an additional 60 days to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments.
Tennessee Valley Authority; Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2019-19699
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an amendment to Facility Operating License Nos. NPF-90 and NPF-96, issued to Tennessee Valley Authority, for operation of Watts Bar Nuclear Plants, Units 1 and 2, respectively. The proposed amendments would modify the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2, Technical Specification (TS) requirements related to direct current (DC) electrical systems to be consistent with Technical Specifications Task Force (TSTF) Traveler TSTF-500, Revision 2, ``DC Electrical RewriteUpdate to TSTF-360.'' In addition, the proposed amendments would modify TS 3.8.4 to declare the associated diesel generator(s) inoperable when one or more diesel generator DC battery charger(s) in redundant trains is inoperable.
Information Collection: Rules of General Applicability to Domestic Licensing of Byproduct Material
Document Number: 2019-19624
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, Rules of General Applicability to Domestic Licensing of Byproduct Material.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-19698
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Order Prohibiting Involvement in NRC-Licensed Activities
Document Number: 2019-19556
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an order prohibiting involvement in NRC-licensed activities to Mr. Justin Roberts. Mr. Justin Roberts was an Assembler employed by Enrichment Technology United States at the Louisiana Energy Services (LES)(d/b/a URENCO USA UUSA or licensee) uranium enrichment facility. Mr. Justin Roberts engaged in deliberate misconduct that caused LES to be in violation of NRC's regulations.
SHINE Medical Technologies LLC
Document Number: 2019-19534
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff acknowledges receipt of an application submitted by SHINE Medical Technologies, LLC (SHINE), dated July 17, 2019, filed pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and the NRC's regulations, for an operating license for the SHINE Medical Isotope Production Facility.
Requirement To Submit Complete and Accurate Information
Document Number: 2019-19521
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is discontinuing a rulemaking activity, ``Requirement to Submit Complete and Accurate Information,'' and denying a petition for rulemaking (PRM), PRM-50-107. This document informs the public of the NRC's action and describes the rationale for the action. The NRC will no longer track this rulemaking activity or PRM.
Information Collection: NRC Form 237, “Request for Access Authorization”
Document Number: 2019-19488
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a renewal of an existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, ``NRC Form 237, Request for Access Authorization.''
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2019-19331
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to 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 August 13, 2019 to August 26, 2019. The last biweekly notice was published on August 29, 2019.
Information Collection: NRC Form 277, Request for Visit
Document Number: 2019-19251
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a renewal of an existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, ``NRC Form 277, Request for Visit.''
Information Collection: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2019-19088
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery.''
Information Collection: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Form 327, Special Nuclear Material and Source Material Physical Inventory Summary Report, and NUREG/BR-0096, Instructions and Guidance for Completing Physical Inventory Summary Reports
Document Number: 2019-19047
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an existing collection of information. The information collection is entitled, ``NRC Form 327, Special Nuclear Material (SNM) and Source Material (SM) Physical Inventory Summary Report, and NUREG/BR-0096, Instructions and Guidance for Completing Physical Inventory Summary Reports.''
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-18912
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Order Suspending License; APINDE Inc.
Document Number: 2019-18645
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an Order suspending the license of APINDE Inc. (APINDE) located in Huntington, West Virginia. The NRC has determined that this action is necessary based on an ongoing review of the circumstances through which APINDE obtained and subsequently used its NRC license for industrial radiography. Specifically, the NRC has determined that APINDE submitted inaccurate information in its initial license application pertaining to the qualifications for an individual proposed to be the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO). This resulted in the NRC issuing a license to the company that was, in part, based on the inaccurate information and in APINDE maintaining an industrial radiography license without a qualified RSO. Further, after the initial RSO resigned, and APINDE submitted an application to amend the license and name a new RSO, the company submitted inaccurate information pertaining to that individual. Moreover, the NRC has information indicating that APINDE used its NRC license to procure a sealed radiography source, and may have allowed unauthorized access to the source. As a result, the NRC has lost assurance that APINDE can conduct the activities authorized under its license in compliance with NRC regulations and will protect the health and safety of the public. In accordance with the Order, APINDE must immediately cease all radiographic operations and return any byproduct material possessed under the license to locked, safe storage. APINDE shall not receive any NRC-licensed material while the Order is in effect. APINDE must respond to the Order within 20 days and specifically admit or deny each allegation or charge.
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2019-18617
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to 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 July 30, 2019 to August 12, 2019. The last biweekly notice was published on August 13, 2019.
Arizona Public Service Company, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2019-18616
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a request submitted by Arizona Public Service Company on July 5, 2019, for its general license to operate an independent spent fuel storage installation at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station. This exemption would permit the Arizona Public Service Company to load spent fuel with a larger pellet diameter than is authorized in the MAGNASTOR[supreg] storage cask system in Certificate of Compliance No. 1031, Amendment No. 7.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-18702
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the Matter of Entergy Nuclear Generation Company, Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., Holtec Pilgrim, LLC, Holtec Decommissioning International, LLC, and Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station
Document Number: 2019-18506
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an Order approving the direct transfer of Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-35 for the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (Pilgrim), and its general license for the Pilgrim Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation, from the currently licensed operator, Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (ENOI), to Holtec Decommissioning International, LLC (HDI). This Order also approves the indirect transfer of control of Entergy Nuclear Generation Company's (ENGC) ownership interests in the facility to Holtec International (Holtec). The NRC is also issuing a conforming amendment for the facility operating license for administrative purposes to reflect the direct transfer of the license from ENOI to HDI and the planned name change for ENGC, from ENGC to Holtec Pilgrim, LLC (Holtec Pilgrim).
Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station
Document Number: 2019-18490
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a November 16, 2018, request from Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (ENOI), on behalf of Entergy Nuclear Generation Company (to be renamed Holtec Pilgrim, LLC) and Holtec Decommissioning International, LLC (HDI). The exemption permits Holtec Pilgrim, LLC and HDI to use funds from the Pilgrim decommissioning trust fund for management of spent fuel and site restoration activities. By Order dated August 22, 2019, the NRC approved the request for the direct transfer of ENOI's operating authority to HDI and the indirect transfer of control of the Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-35 for Pilgrim, as well as the general license for the Pilgrim Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation, to Holtec International. This exemption is being issued simultaneously with the license transfer Order and will be effective upon the NRC's issuance of a conforming license amendment reflecting Holtec Pilgrim, LLC and HDI as the licensees for Pilgrim, following consummation of the license transfer transaction.
Information Collection: Access Authorization
Document Number: 2019-18227
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, ``Access Authorization.''
Arizona Public Service Company; Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station; Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2019-18161
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering an exemption request from Arizona Public Service Company to allow the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station to load spent fuel with a larger pellet diameter than is authorized in the MAGNASTOR[supreg] storage cask system in Certificate of Compliance No. 1031, Amendment No. 7. The NRC prepared an environmental assessment (EA) documenting its finding. The NRC concluded that the proposed action would have no significant environmental impact. Accordingly, the NRC staff is issuing a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) associated with the proposed exemption.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec International Storage, Transport and Repository (HI-STAR) 100 Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1008, Amendment No. 3
Document Number: 2019-18108
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Holtec International Storage, Transport and Repository 100 Storage System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 3 to Certificate of Compliance No. 1008. Amendment No. 3 revises the technical specifications to: Include multipurpose canister (MPC)-32 for storage of pressurized-water reactor spent fuel in the Holtec International HI-STAR 100 Storage System; include the Metamic neutron absorber for MPC-32, MPC-24, and MPC-68; credit the soluble boron in criticality analyses for both MPC-32 and MPC-24; incorporate standard system features and ancillaries such as the forced helium dehydration; allow for horizontal storage of the casks; provide updated drawings; and revise the MPC design pressure for accident condition to 200 pounds per square inch gauge. Amendment No. 3 also makes other administrative changes to the technical specifications.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec International Storage, Transport and Repository (HI-STAR) 100 Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1008, Amendment No. 3
Document Number: 2019-18107
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Holtec International Storage, Transport and Repository 100 Storage System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 3 to Certificate of Compliance No. 1008. Amendment No. 3 revises the technical specifications to: Include multipurpose canister (MPC)-32 for storage of pressurized-water reactor spent fuel in the HI-STAR 100 Storage System; include the Metamic neutron absorber for MPC-32, MPC- 24, and MPC-68; credit the soluble boron in criticality analyses for both MPC-32 and MPC-24; incorporate standard system features and ancillaries such as the forced helium dehydration; allow for horizontal storage of the casks; provide updated drawings; and revise the MPC design pressure for accident condition to 200 pounds per square inch gauge. Amendment No. 3 also makes other administrative changes to the technical specifications.
Access Authorization and Fitness-for-Duty Determinations
Document Number: 2019-18067
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is discontinuing the rulemaking activity, ``Access Authorization and Fitness-for-Duty Determinations.'' The purposes of this document are to inform members of the public of the discontinuation of the rulemaking activity and to provide a brief explanation for this decision. The rulemaking activity will no longer be reported in the NRC's portion of the Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (the Unified Agenda).
Entergy Nuclear Operations Inc; Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station
Document Number: 2019-17888
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an exemption in response to a November 16, 2018, request from Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (ENOI or the licensee) on behalf of Entergy Nuclear Generation Company (ENGC) (to be renamed Holtec Pilgrim, LLC) and Holtec Decommissioning International, LLC (HDI), related to Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (Pilgrim), located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The proposed action would permit Holtec Pilgrim, LLC and HDI to use funds from the Pilgrim decommissioning trust fund (the Trust) for management of spent fuel and site restoration activities. The staff is issuing a final environmental assessment (EA) and a final finding of no significant impact (FONSI) associated with the proposed exemption.
Exelon Generation Company LLC; Three Mile Island Nuclear Station Unit 1
Document Number: 2019-17839
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Exelon Generation Company, LLC to withdraw its application dated December 14, 2018, for a proposed amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-50 for the Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1. The proposed amendment would have revised Technical Specification 6.8.5 ``Reactor Building Leakage Rate Testing Program,'' to allow for a one-cycle extension to the 10-year frequency of the containment leakage rate test (i.e., Integrated Leakage Rate Test (ILRT) or Type A test).
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1
Document Number: 2019-17684
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Exelon Generation Company, LLC to withdraw its application dated September 20, 2018, for a proposed amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-50 for the Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1. The proposed amendment would have revised Technical Specification 4.4.2.1, ``Inservice Tendon Surveillance Requirements,'' to add the words ``except where an alternative, exemption, or relief has been authorized by the NRC'' to allow NRC-approved exceptions.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2019-17599
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of exemptions in response to a December 13, 2018, request from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E, the licensee) for Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant (Diablo Canyon), Units 1 and 2. One exemption would allow the licensee to use an amount of funds from the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Decommissioning Trust (NDT) for decommissioning planning above the amount limitations specified in NRC's regulations. Another exemption would allow the licensee to use withdrawals from the NDT to fund planning activities associated with spent fuel management and site restoration. The NRC staff is issuing a final environmental assessment (EA) and final finding of no significant impact (FONSI) associated with the proposed exemptions.
Advanced Power Reactor 1400 (APR1400) Design Certification
Document Number: 2019-17588
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of September 19, 2019, for the direct final rule that was published in the Federal Register on May 22, 2019. This direct final rule amended NRC's regulations to certify the Advanced Power Reactor 1400 standard design so that applicants or licensees intending to construct and operate an Advanced Power Reactor 1400 standard design may do so by referencing the design certification rule.
Standard Review Plan for Spent Fuel Transportation
Document Number: 2019-17584
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requests public comment on draft NUREG-2216, Revision 0, ``Standard Review Plan for Spent Fuel Transportation''. This Standard Review Plan (SRP) provides guidance to NRC staff for reviewing an application for package approval. NRC approval of a package design typically results in issuance of a certificate of compliance (CoC) or a letter amendment for a transportation package. This draft SRP will replace NUREG-1609, ``Standard Review Plan for Transportation Packages for Radioactive Material'', NUREG-1617, ``Standard Review Plan for Transportation Packages for Spent Nuclear Fuel'', and all Interim Staff Guidance (ISGs) that were used to enhance these NUREGs.
Portland General Electric Company; Eugene Water and Electric Board, and PacifiCorp; Trojan Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2019-17581
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a renewed license to Portland General Electric (PGE), Eugene Water and Electric Board, and PacifiCorp (together ``licensee'') for Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) License No. SNM-2509 for the receipt, possession, transfer, and storage of spent fuel from the Trojan Nuclear Plant in the Trojan Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI), located in Columbia County, Oregon. The renewed license authorizes operation of the Trojan ISFSI in accordance with the provisions of the renewed license and its technical specifications. The renewed license expires on March 31, 2059.
Use of Listserv for Low-Level Waste Program Correspondence
Document Number: 2019-17370
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing this document to inform the public that, as of August 15, 2019, publicly- available low-level waste program correspondence originating from the Division of Decommissioning, Uranium Recovery, and Waste Programs (DUWP) in the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards (NMSS) will be transmitted by a computer-based email distribution system Listserv to addressees and subscribers. This change does not affect the availability of official agency records in the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS).
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-17378
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2019-17267
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2019-17160
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to 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 July 16, 2019, to July 29, 2019. The last biweekly notice was published on July 30, 2019.
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company; Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit No. 1
Document Number: 2019-17070
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. (FES) to withdraw the FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC, the licensee) application dated February 5, 2019, for a proposed amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License No. NPF-3. The proposed amendment would have made changes to the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station (DBNPS), Unit No. 1, license and technical specifications (TS) to reflect the permanent cessation of reactor operation and permanent defueling of the reactor.
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company; Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit No. 1
Document Number: 2019-17069
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. (FES) to withdraw the FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC, the licensee) application dated February 5, 2019, for a proposed amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License No. NPF-3. The proposed amendment would have revised the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station (DBNPS), Unit No. 1, emergency plan following the permanent cessation of power operations to reflect the post-shutdown and permanently defueled condition.