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List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: NAC International NAC-UMS® Universal Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1015, Amendment No. 7
Document Number: 2019-15398
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of July 29, 2019, for the direct final rule that was published in the Federal Register on May 15, 2019. This direct final rule amended the NRC's spent fuel storage regulations by revising the NAC International NAC-UMS[supreg] Universal Storage System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks,'' to include Amendment No. 7 to Certificate of Compliance No. 1015. Amendment No. 7 revises the surveillance requirements for technical specifications A3.1.6.1 and A3.1.6.2 to ensure that adequate monitoring of the concrete cask heat removal system is performed. Amendment No. 7 also revises the basis for technical specification A3.1.6 to clarify that the surveillance requirements for technical specification A3.1.6 requires a minimum of two outlet air temperature measurements to provide an average outlet temperature.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria
Document Number: 2019-15325
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff has determined that specified inspections, tests, and analyses have been successfully completed, and that specified acceptance criteria are met for the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP), Units 3 and 4.
Exelon Generation Company LLC; Clinton Power Station Unit 1
Document Number: 2019-15271
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a November 8, 2018, request from Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon) to allow Exelon to submit a sufficient license renewal application for Clinton Power Station, Unit 1, at least 3 years prior to the expiration of the existing license and still receive timely renewal protection.
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company; Perry Nuclear Power Plant, Unit No. 1
Document Number: 2019-15096
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an amendment to Facility Operating License NPF-58 held by FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC, the licensee) for the operation of Perry Nuclear Power Plant (PNPP), Unit No. 1. The proposed license amendment would revise the emergency response organization (ERO) positions identified in the emergency plan for PNPP. The NRC is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) associated with the proposed license amendment.
Information Collection: Specific Domestic Licenses To Manufacture or Transfer Certain Items Containing Byproduct Material
Document Number: 2019-15040
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-16
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, ``Specific Domestic Licenses to Manufacture or Transfer Certain Items Containing Byproduct Material.''
Physical Security for Advanced Reactors
Document Number: 2019-15008
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is requesting comment on a regulatory basis to support a rulemaking that would amend the NRC's regulations to develop specific physical security requirements for advanced reactors, which refers to light-water small modular reactors and non-light-water reactors. The NRC is proposing a limited-scope rulemaking that would provide a clear set of alternative, performance-based requirements and guidance for advanced reactor physical security that would reduce the need for exemptions to current physical security requirements when applicants request permits and licenses. This rulemaking would provide additional benefits for advanced reactor applicants by establishing greater regulatory stability, predictability, and clarity in the licensing process. The NRC plans to hold a public meeting to discuss the regulatory basis and facilitate public participation.
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2019-14624
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-16
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 June 18, 2019 to June 28, 2019. The last biweekly notice was published on July 2, 2019.
State of Vermont: NRC Staff Assessment of a Proposed Agreement Between the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the State of Vermont
Document Number: 2019-13412
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
By letter dated April 11, 2019, Governor Philip Scott of the State of Vermont requested that the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) enter into an Agreement with the State of Vermont as authorized by Section 274b. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (AEA). Under the proposed Agreement, the Commission would discontinue, and the State of Vermont would assume, regulatory authority over certain types of byproduct materials as defined in the AEA, source material, and special nuclear material in quantities not sufficient to form a critical mass. As required by Section 274e. of the AEA, the NRC is publishing the proposed Agreement for public comment. The NRC is also publishing the summary of a draft assessment by the NRC staff of the State of Vermont's regulatory program. Comments are requested on the proposed Agreement and its effect on public health and safety. Comments are also requested on the draft staff assessment, the adequacy of the State of Vermont's program, and the State's program staff, as discussed in this document.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-15097
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Measurement Standards Used at U.S. Nuclear Power Plants; Correction
Document Number: 2019-14896
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-15
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 (FR) on May 15, 2019, regarding the receipt of a petition for rulemaking from Michael Taylor, dated December 3, 2018, as amended on January 24, 2019. This action is necessary to correct a Docket ID and telephone number.
Tennessee Valley Authority; Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Units 1, 2, and 3
Document Number: 2019-14764
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of amendments to Renewed Facility Operating Licenses (RFOL) Nos. DPR-33, DPR-52, and DPR-68, issued to Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA, the licensee) for the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant (BFN), Units 1, 2, and 3, respectively. The proposed amendment requested that the implementation due dates for Modifications 102 and 106 listed in Transition License Condition 2 in each unit's license be extended to the end of Unit 1's Fall 2020 outage and April 30, 2020, respectively, due to technical and scheduling difficulties related to implementation of these modifications. In its application, TVA stated that ``An extension of these implementation due dates will ensure that TVA can complete the modifications and not impact operation and safety of the BFN units.''
Exelon Generation Company LLC; Three Mile Island Nuclear Station Unit 1; Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report
Document Number: 2019-14745
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On April 5, 2019, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received the Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report (PSDAR) for the Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 (TMI-1). The PSDAR provides an overview of Exelon Generation Company, LLC's (Exelon or the licensee) planned decommissioning activities, schedule, projected costs, and environmental impacts for TMI-1. The NRC will hold a public meeting to discuss the PSDAR's content and receive comments.
Maine Yankee Atomic Power Company; Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2019-14711
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing four exemptions requested by Maine Yankee Atomic Power Company (Maine Yankee). The requested exemptions are from NRC regulations that require compliance with the terms, conditions, and specifications of Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1015 for the NAC-UMS[supreg] spent fuel storage system at Maine Yankee's Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI). Maine Yankee currently stores sixty NAC- UMS[supreg] System canisters under Amendment No. 5 to CoC No. 1015. In order to adopt Amendment No. 6 to CoC No. 1015, Maine Yankee is requesting the reissuance of the four previously approved exemptions.
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2019-14516
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will convene a teleconference meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) on July 24, 2019, to discuss the NRC's Abnormal Occurrence Criteria and the ACMUI subcommittee's report on a draft guidance document. Meeting information, including a copy of the agenda and publicly available handouts, will be available at http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/acmui/meetings/2019.ht ml. The agenda and handouts may also be obtained by contacting Ms. Kellee Jamerson using the contact information below. Date and Time for Open Session: July 24, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Date and Time for Closed Session: July 24, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (EST). This session will be closed to discuss information of which the premature disclosure would likely significantly frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action. Public Participation: Any member of the public who wishes to participate in the open session of the teleconference should contact Ms. Jamerson using the contact information below or may register for the GoToWebinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 1516330288686216460 for the July 24, 2019, meeting.
Information Collection: Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act Local Community Advisory Board Questionnaire
Document Number: 2019-14483
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a proposed collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, ``Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act Local Community Advisory Board Questionnaire.''
State of Vermont: NRC Staff Assessment of a Proposed Agreement Between the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the State of Vermont
Document Number: 2019-13404
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
By letter dated April 11, 2019, Governor Philip Scott of the State of Vermont requested that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) enter into an Agreement with the State of Vermont as authorized by Section 274b. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (AEA). Under the proposed Agreement, the Commission would discontinue, and the State of Vermont would assume, regulatory authority over certain types of byproduct materials as defined in the AEA, source material, and special nuclear material in quantities not sufficient to form a critical mass. As required by Section 274e. of the AEA, the NRC is publishing the proposed Agreement for public comment. The NRC is also publishing the summary of a draft assessment by the NRC staff of the State of Vermont's regulatory program. Comments are requested on the proposed Agreement and its effect on public health and safety. Comments are also requested on the draft staff assessment, the adequacy of the State of Vermont's program, and the State's program staff, as discussed in this document.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-14537
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Amendments to Material Control and Accounting Regulations
Document Number: 2019-14478
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is discontinuing a rulemaking activity that would have consolidated and revised the material control and accounting requirements for special nuclear material. The purpose of this action is to inform members of the public of the discontinuation of the rulemaking activity and to provide a brief discussion of the NRC's 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).
Expiration Term for Certificates of Compliance for Transportation Packages
Document Number: 2019-14463
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is noticing the availability of the ``Basis Document for Expiration Term for Certificates of Compliance for Transportation Packages'' (Basis Document). The Basis Document details the NRC's analysis and development of a programmatic basis for the 5-year expiration term for certificates of compliance for transportation packages.
Information Collection: Security Acknowledgment and Termination Statement
Document Number: 2019-14448
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a proposed collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, ``Security Acknowledgment and Termination Statement.''
Qualification and Training of Personnel for Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2019-14441
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 4 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.8, ``Qualification and Training of Personnel for Nuclear Power Plants.'' This RG describes methods acceptable to the NRC staff for complying with those portions of the Commission's regulations associated with the selection, qualifications, and training for nuclear power plant personnel. Revision 4 updates the RG with additional experience gained since Revision 3 was issued in 2000 by endorsing American National Standards Institute/American Nuclear Society (ANSI/ANS)-3.1-2014, ``Selection, Qualification, and Training of Personnel for Nuclear Power Plants,'' with exceptions and clarifications.
665th Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Revised
Document Number: 2019-14398
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Portland General Electric Company; Trojan Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2019-14397
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-08
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-2509 for the Trojan Nuclear Plant Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) (Trojan ISFSI) located in Columbia County, Oregon. 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. The NRC also is conducting a safety evaluation of the proposed license renewal.
Public Meetings To Discuss Best Practices for Establishment and Operation of Local Community Advisory Boards in Response to a Portion of the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act
Document Number: 2019-14363
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is undertaking activities to develop a report identifying best practices for establishment and operation of local community advisory boards associated with decommissioning activities, including lessons learned from existing boards, as required by the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act (NEIMA). As part of developing the report, the NRC is hosting 11 public meetings and at least 1 webinar to consult with host States, communities within the emergency planning zone of an applicable nuclear power reactor, and existing local community advisory boards. The results of these meetings, along with any other data received as a result of the NRC's information collection activities associated with NEIMA, will be captured in a best practices report that will be submitted to Congress.
Information Collection: NRC Forms 540 and 540A, Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest (Shipping Paper) and Continuation Page
Document Number: 2019-14169
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-03
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 540 and 540A, Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest (Shipping Paper) and Continuation Page.''
Information Collection: NRC Forms 541 and 541A, Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest (Container and Waste Description) and Continuation Page
Document Number: 2019-14168
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-03
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 541 and 541A, Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest (Container and Waste Description) and Continuation Page.''
Information Collection: Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance
Document Number: 2019-14156
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-03
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, ``Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance.
Information Collection: NRC Forms 542 and 542A, Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest (Index and Regional Compact Tabulation) and Continuation Page
Document Number: 2019-14155
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-03
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 542 and 542A, Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest (Index and Regional Compact Tabulation) and Continuation Page.''
Letter to the Nuclear Energy Institute Entergy Services, Inc., and NextEra Energy Regarding the Clarification of Regulatory Path for Lead Test Assemblies
Document Number: 2019-14132
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a letter to the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), Entergy Services, Inc., and NextEra Energy to finalize the NRC staff's views on the regulatory positions regarding lead test assemblies (LTAs) previously discussed in the NRC's letter to NEI dated June 29, 2017.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-14181
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Passive Residual Heat Removal Instrumentation Minimum Inventory Displays
Document Number: 2019-14039
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting an exemption to allow a departure from the certification information of Tier 1 of the generic design control document (DCD) and is issuing License Amendment Nos. 162 and 160 to Combined Licenses (COLs), NPF-91 and NPF-92. The COLs were issued to Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., and Georgia Power Company, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, MEAG Power SPVM, LLC, MEAG Power SPVJ, LLC, MEAG Power SPVP, LLC, and the City of Dalton, Georgia (collectively SNC); for construction and operation of the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP) Units 3 and 4, located in Burke County, Georgia. The granting of the exemption allows the changes to Tier 1 information asked for in the amendment. Because the acceptability of the exemption was determined in part by the acceptability of the amendment, the exemption and amendment are being issued concurrently.
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2019-14001
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-02
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 June 4, 2019, to June 17, 2019. The last biweekly notice was published on June 18, 2019.
State of Vermont: NRC Staff Assessment of a Proposed Agreement Between the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the State of Vermont
Document Number: 2019-13453
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
By letter dated April 11, 2019, Governor Philip Scott of the State of Vermont requested that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) enter into an Agreement with the State of Vermont as authorized by Section 274b. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (AEA). Under the proposed Agreement, the Commission would discontinue, and the State of Vermont would assume, regulatory authority over certain types of byproduct materials as defined in the AEA, source material, and special nuclear material in quantities not sufficient to form a critical mass. As required by Section 274e. of the AEA, the NRC is publishing the proposed Agreement for public comment. The NRC is also publishing the summary of a draft assessment by the NRC staff of the State of Vermont's regulatory program. Comments are requested on the proposed Agreement and its effect on public health and safety. Comments are also requested on the draft staff assessment, the adequacy of the State of Vermont's program, and the State's program staff, as discussed in this document.
Tennessee Valley Authority; Clinch River Nuclear Site
Document Number: 2019-13988
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will convene an evidentiary session to receive testimony and exhibits in the uncontested proceeding regarding the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) early site permit (ESP) application. In its application, TVA proposes to use the Clinch River Nuclear (CRN) Site in Roane County, TN, as a site for two or more small modular reactors (SMRs).
Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station
Document Number: 2019-13968
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-01
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. (Entergy or the licensee), for Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (Pilgrim), located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The proposed action would permit the licensee 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 and final finding of no significant impact associated with the proposed exemption.
Methodology for Modeling Fire Growth and Suppression for Electrical Cabinet Fires in Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2019-13928
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft NUREG entitled, ``Methodology for Modeling Fire Growth and Suppression for Electrical Cabinet Fires in Nuclear Power Plants'' (NUREG-2230/EPRI 3002016051). This report is a joint product of the NRC and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) collaborating under a memorandum of understanding for fire research. The purpose of this report is to provide an approach that more closely models the types of fire progressions and response activities observed in operating experience. This report provides a revised set of parameters addressing both the fire growth portion and the suppression response for electrical cabinet fires.
Information Collection: Reporting of Defects and Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-13921
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-01
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, ``Reporting of Defects and Noncompliance.''
Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Document Number: 2019-13899
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Refining and Characterizing Heat Release Rates From Electrical Enclosures During Fire
Document Number: 2019-13893
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft NUREG entitled, ``Refining and Characterizing Heat Release Rates from Electrical Enclosures during FireVolume 2: Fire Modeling Guidance for Electrical Cabinets, Electric Motors, Indoor Dry Transformers, and the Main Control Board'' (NUREG-2178 Volume 2/ EPRI 3002016052). This report is a joint product of the NRC and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) collaborating under a memorandum of understanding for fire research. This report describes improved methods that can increase the realism in the modeling of selected ignition sources. The areas further investigated include the treatment of flame radiation and obstructed radiation, fire propagation between adjacent electrical cabinets, heat release rates (HRRs) for electric motors and dry transformers, fire location factor, non- suppression probability floor values, and the modeling of the main control board.
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company; Beaver Valley Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2, and ISFSI; Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit No. 1; and ISFSI; Perry Nuclear Power Plant, Unit No. 1; and ISFSI; Consideration of Application Containing Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information Regarding Approval of Transfer of Licenses and Conforming Amendments
Document Number: 2019-13699
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of an application filed by FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), acting on behalf of itself and FirstEnergy Nuclear Generation, LLC (FENGen) (together, the Applicants). The application seeks an NRC order consenting to the approval of the transfer of License No. DPR-66 and License No. NPF-73 for Beaver Valley Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 (BVPS-1 and BVPS-2, respectively); License No. NPF-3 for Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit No. 1 (DBNPS); License No. NPF-58 for Perry Nuclear Power PIant, Unit No. 1 (PNPP), and their respective generally licensed independent spent fuel storage installation facilities (ISFSIs). The NRC is also considering amending the respective facility operating licenses for administrative purposes to reflect the proposed transfer. The application contains sensitive unclassified non- safeguards information (SUNSI).
U.S. Department of the Army; Jefferson Proving Ground
Document Number: 2019-13691
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for a proposed amendment of NRC source materials license SUB- 1435 held by the U.S. Department of the Army (Army) for the Jefferson Proving Ground from ``possession only for decommissioning'' to ``possession only.'' The proposed amendment of the Army's license would also include an exemption from the NRC's decommissioning timeliness requirements in the regulations. The EA, ``Final Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Amendment of Materials License SUB-1435, Jefferson Proving Ground, Southeastern Indiana (Jefferson, Ripley, and Jennings Counties),'' documents the NRC staff's environmental review of the license amendment application.
Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2019-13660
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-27
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 September 11, 2018, regarding the modification of the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant licensing basis by the addition of a License Condition to allow for the implementation of the provisions in its regulations regarding, ``Risk-Informed Categorization and Treatment of Structures, Systems, and Components for Nuclear Power Reactors.'' This action is necessary to correct the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) accession number and date for the license amendment request.
Information Collection: Survey of NRC Materials Licensees To Support Rulemaking for NRC's Small Entity Size Standards
Document Number: 2019-13659
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a proposed collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, ``Survey of NRC Materials Licensees to Support Rulemaking for NRC's Small Entity Size Standards.''
In the Matter of Exelon Generation Company, LLC, Oyster Creek Environmental Protection, LLC, Holtec Decommissioning International, LLC, Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station
Document Number: 2019-13566
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-26
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-16 for Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station (Oyster Creek), and its general license for the Oyster Creek Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI), from the currently licensed operator and licensed owner, Exelon Generating Company, LLC, to Oyster Creek Environmental Protection, LLC (OCEP), as owner, and to Holtec Decommissioning International, LLC (HDI), as operator. The NRC is also issuing a conforming amendment for the facility operating license for administrative purposes to reflect the approved license transfer. The NRC confirmed that OCEP and HDI met the regulatory, legal, technical, and financial obligations necessary to qualify them as a transferee and determined that the transferees are qualified to be the holder of the license; and the transfer of the license is otherwise consistent with the applicable provisions of law, regulations, and orders issued by the Commission. The Order approving the direct transfer of the Oyster Creek license to OCEP and HDI became effective on June 20, 2019.
Holtec Decommissioning International, LLC; Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station
Document Number: 2019-13527
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing exemptions in response to a November 30, 2018, request from Holtec Decommissioning International, LLC (HDI). The exemptions permit HDI to use the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station (Oyster Creek) Decommissioning Trust Fund (DTF) for irradiated fuel management and site restoration activities based on the Oyster Creek Decommissioning Cost Estimate (DCE). The exemptions also permit HDI to make withdrawals from the DTF for irradiated fuel management and site restoration activities without prior notification of the NRC. By Order dated June 20, 2019, the NRC approved the request for the direct transfer of the Oyster Creek Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-16 and the Oyster Creek Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) general license from Exelon Generating Company, LLC (Exelon) to HDI and Oyster Creek Environmental Protection, LLC (OCEP). These exemptions are being issued simultaneously with the license transfer Order and will be effective upon the NRC's issuance of a conforming license amendment reflecting HDI and OCEP as the licensees for Oyster Creek, following consummation of the license transfer transaction.
State of Vermont: NRC Staff Assessment of a Proposed Agreement Between the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the State of Vermont
Document Number: 2019-13403
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
By letter dated April 11, 2019, Governor Philip Scott of the State of Vermont requested that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) enter into an Agreement with the State of Vermont as authorized by Section 274b. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (AEA). Under the proposed Agreement, the Commission would discontinue, and the State of Vermont would assume, regulatory authority over certain types of byproduct materials as defined in the AEA, source material, and special nuclear material in quantities not sufficient to form a critical mass. As required by Section 274e. of the AEA, the NRC is publishing the proposed Agreement for public comment. The NRC is also publishing the summary of a draft assessment by the NRC staff of the State of Vermont's regulatory program. Comments are requested on the proposed Agreement and its effect on public health and safety. Comments are also requested on the draft staff assessment, the adequacy of the State of Vermont's program, and the State's program staff, as discussed in this document.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-13424
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Environmental Dosimetry-Performance Specifications, Testing, and Data Analysis
Document Number: 2019-13277
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 2 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 4.13, ``Environmental Dosimetry- Performance Specifications, Testing, and Data Analysis.'' Revision 2 provides updated guidance that the NRC staff considers acceptable for performing surveys and evaluations of public dose in the unrestricted area and the controlled area of a licensed facility from direct radiation using environmental dosimetry. The RG endorses the American National Standards Institute/Health Physics Society (ANSI/HPS) N13.37- 2014, ``Environmental Dosimetry-Criteria for System Design and Implementation.''
Evaluations of Uranium Recovery Facility Surveys of Radon and Radon Progeny
Document Number: 2019-13005
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) DUWP-ISG-01, ``Evaluations of Uranium Recovery Facility Surveys of Radon and Radon Progeny in Air and Demonstrations of Compliance with 10 CFR 20.1301.'' This ISG provides guidance to the NRC staff for evaluating uranium recovery (UR) licensee demonstrations of compliance with the public dose limits. This action is necessary because there is insufficient existing guidance on this topic. This action will benefit NRC staff and UR licensees by providing detailed descriptions of methods acceptable to the NRC staff to meet the public dose limit requirement.
Withdrawal of Regulatory Issue Summary 2005-29 and its Draft Revision 1 Anticipated Transients That Could Develop Into More Serious Events
Document Number: 2019-12725
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is withdrawing the Regulatory Issue Summary (RIS) 2005-29 and its draft Revision 1, ``Anticipated Transients that Could Develop into More Serious Events.'' These documents are being withdrawn because the NRC staff identified several regulatory and technical positions within the RIS and draft Revision 1 that either required clarification, were no longer supported, or were identified as a new agency position.