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Power Reactor In-Core Monitoring
Document Number: 2019-25018
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is denying a petition for rulemaking (PRM), dated March 13, 2015, submitted by Mark Edward Leyse (petitioner). The petition was docketed by the NRC on April 24, 2015, and assigned Docket No. PRM-50-111. The petitioner requested that the NRC require all holders of operating licenses for nuclear power plants to operate them with in-core temperature- monitoring devices (e.g., thermoacoustic sensors or thermocouples) located at different elevations and radial positions throughout the reactor core. The NRC is denying the petition because current regulations provide a sufficient level of safety, such that additional requirements for in-core temperature-monitoring devices as specified in the petition are not needed.
Alternative Method for Calculating Embrittlement for Steel Reactor Vessels
Document Number: 2019-24936
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received a petition for rulemaking from Thomas A. Bergman, on behalf of NuScale Power, LLC, dated August 19, 2019, requesting that the NRC revise its regulations to alleviate a requirement for calculating the embrittlement for advanced reactor designs and to add the embrittlement trend curve formula for calculating the mean value of the transition temperature shift described in American Society for Testing and Materials E900-152 to the NRC's regulations and guidance documents. The petition was docketed by the NRC on September 11, 2019, and has been assigned Docket No. PRM-50-120. The NRC is examining the issues raised in PRM-50-120 to determine whether these issues should be considered in rulemaking. The NRC is requesting public comment on this petition at this time.
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2019-24748
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-19
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 October 22, 2019, to November 4, 2019. The last biweekly notice was published on November 5, 2019.
Miscellaneous Corrections
Document Number: 2019-25021
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to make miscellaneous corrections. These changes include removing obsolete language and correcting references, a typographical error, mailing, email, and web page addresses, grammatical errors, a division title, and a division address and title. This document is necessary to inform the public of these non-substantive amendments to the NRC's regulations.
Stakeholder Input on 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: 2019-24923
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On September 27, 2019, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) solicited comments on best practices for establishment and operation of local community advisory boards (CABs) associated with decommissioning activities, including lessons learned from existing boards, as required by the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act (NEIMA). The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on November 15, 2019. The NRC has elected to reopen the public comment period to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments. Consistent with the consultation requirements in NEIMA Section 108, the NRC has hosted 11 public meetings and a public webinar to consult with host States, communities within the emergency planning zone of an applicable nuclear power reactor, and existing local CABs. The NRC is planning to host a second public webinar on November 19, 2019. In addition to these public meetings and public webinars, the NRC has developed a questionnaire to collect information regarding the areas identified in NEIMA with respect to the creation and operation of CABs from CABs in the vicinity of power reactors undergoing decommissioning, similar established stakeholder groups, or local government organizations. The results of the meetings, along with any other data received as a result of the NRC's information collection activities associated with the NEIMA Section 108, will be captured in a best practices report that will be submitted to Congress.
NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC; Duane Arnold Energy Center
Document Number: 2019-24855
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a February 28, 2019, request from NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC. The exemption allows a certified fuel handler, in addition to a licensed senior operator, to suspend security measures in an emergency or during severe weather at the Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC) after both the ``Certification of Permanent Cessation of Operations'' and the ``Certification of Permanent Fuel Removal'' have been docketed for the facility.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-24949
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Action Regarding the Exploratory Process for the Development of an Advanced Nuclear Reactor Generic Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2019-24792
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is conducting an exploratory process to gather information on potential environmental impacts resulting from the construction and operation of advanced nuclear reactors. The NRC is planning to conduct two public meetings and a workshop to explore the interaction of various advanced nuclear reactor designs with the environment. NRC intends to gather information that will inform its decision on whether to proceed with the development of a generic environmental impact statement for the construction and operation of advanced nuclear reactors (ANR GEIS). The intent of an ANR GEIS is to improve the efficiency of the environmental review process.
Proposed Revisions To Draft Branch Technical Position 8-8 Onsite (Emergency Diesel Generators) and Offsite Power Sources Completion Time Extensions
Document Number: 2019-24551
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is soliciting public comment on draft NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition,'' Branch Technical Position (BTP) 8-8, ``Onsite (Emergency Diesel Generators) and Offsite Power Sources Completion Time Extensions.'' The NRC seeks comments on the proposed draft section revision of the BTP concerning guidance for the completion time extension requests for onsite or offsite power sources.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-24515
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Perma-Fix Northwest Richland, Inc.
Document Number: 2019-24199
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuing an export license (XW025), requested by Perma-Fix Northwest Richland, Inc. (PFNW). On September 27, 2019, PFNW filed an application with the NRC for a license to export radioactive waste. The request seeks NRC approval for the export of low-level radioactive waste to Italy. The NRC is providing notice of the opportunity to request a hearing on PFNW's revised application. The request seeks the NRC's approval of the application authorizing the export of radioactive waste to Italy.
Tennessee Valley Authority; Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2; Revisions to Technical Specification Table 3.3.5-1
Document Number: 2019-24198
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of amendments to Facility Operating Licenses Nos. NPF-90 and NPF-96, issued to Tennessee Valley Authority, for operation of the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant (Watts Bar), Units 1 and 2. The amendments would correct unbalanced voltage relay instrumentation values.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-24208
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-05
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: 2019-23805
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-05
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 October 8, 2019, to October 21, 2019. The last biweekly notice was published on October 22, 2019.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2
Document Number: 2019-23781
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon) to withdraw its application dated August 13, 2018, as supplemented by letters dated October 10, 2018, March 25, 2019, June 7, 2019, and October 3, 2019, for proposed amendments to Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR- 53 and DPR-69 issued to Exelon for operation of the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 (Calvert Cliffs). The proposed amendment would have modified the Calvert Cliffs' licensing bases, including the affected portions of the Technical Specifications and Updated Final Safety Analysis Report to use a risk-informed approach to address issues described in NRC Generic Letter 2004-02, ``Potential Impact of Debris Blockage on Emergency Recirculation During Design Basis Accidents at Pressurized-Water Reactors.''
Florida Power & Light Company; Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4
Document Number: 2019-23730
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a final plant-specific supplement, Supplement 5, Second Renewal, to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, NUREG-1437, regarding the subsequent renewal of Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-31 and DPR-41 for an additional 20 years of operation for Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4 (Turkey Point). The Turkey Point facility is located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Possible alternatives to the proposed action (subsequent license renewal) include no action and reasonable replacement power and cooling water alternatives.
In the Matter of Team Industrial Services, Inc.
Document Number: 2019-23713
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued an order imposing a civil monetary penalty (Order) to Team Industrial Services, Inc., (licensee) on September 20, 2019. The purpose of the Order was to document the NRC's review of the licensee's response to the Notice of Violation and Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty, issued on March 8, 2019. The licensee's response did not dispute the violation but did dispute both the deliberateness associated with the violation and the significance of the violation. The licensee also requested that the NRC not impose a civil penalty. After consideration of the response, the NRC concluded that the significance determination was appropriate and that an adequate basis to mitigate the proposed civil penalty amount was not provided.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-23674
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2, and 3, and Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation; Consideration of Approval of Transfer of Licenses
Document Number: 2019-23421
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of an indirect license transfer application filed by the El Paso Electric Company (EPE) on August 13, 2019. The application seeks NRC approval of the indirect transfer of possession- only non-operating interests in Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. NPF-41, NPF-51, and NPF-74 for Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (Palo Verde), Units 1, 2, and 3, respectively, and the general license for the Palo Verde Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) from EPE to IIF US Holding 2 LP. EPE currently owns a 15.8 percent tenant-in-common interest in and holds possession-only rights in the NRC licenses. The proposed indirect license transfer would result from IIF US Holding 2 LP acquiring 100 percent of the shares in EPE.
NextEra Energy Seabrook, LLC; Seabrook Station, Unit No. 1
Document Number: 2019-23420
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
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 No. NPF- 86, issued to NextEra Energy Seabrook, LLC, et al. (NextEra), for operation of the Seabrook Station, Unit No. 1 (Seabrook). The amendment would extend the allowed outage time for one alternating current (AC) vital panel not energized from its associated inverter from 24 hours to 7 days on a one-time basis. The change would allow NextEra to perform corrective maintenance and testing on vital inverter 1-E, which could challenge the current allowed outage time of 24 hours.
Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC; Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility
Document Number: 2019-23419
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is withdrawing its June 2018 final environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) concerning the license renewal request from Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC's (WEC) Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility (CFFF). Because of its withdrawal, the NRC is issuing for public comment a new draft EA and draft FONSI concerning WEC's CFFF. The draft EA, ``Environmental Assessment for the Renewal of SNM-1107, Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility in Richland County, South Carolina,'' documents the NRC staff's new environmental review of the license renewal application. The NRC is announcing a public meeting and an open house. The public meeting will allow interested members of the public to submit their comments on the draft EA.
In the Matter of Mr. Thomas B. Saunders
Document Number: 2019-23411
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a Confirmatory Order to Mr. Thomas B. Saunders, a former executive of Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC). This action is based on an investigation conducted by the NRC Office of Investigations (OI), that concluded Mr. Saunders had a mechanical planner removed from the Vogtle Units 3 and 4 construction site and that Mr. Saunders was aware at that time that the mechanical planner had engaged in protected activity by raising numerous safety-related welding and module fit-up concerns, constituting an apparent violation of NRC regulations. An Alternative Dispute Resolution mediation session was held on August 15, 2019, during which Mr. Saunders and the NRC reached a preliminary agreement. Subsequently, Mr. Saunders consented to the specific actions listed in Section V of the Confirmatory Order and the NRC agrees to not pursue any further enforcement action in connection with this apparent violation. The Confirmatory Order became effective upon issuance.
Program-Specific Guidance About Medical Use Licenses
Document Number: 2019-23316
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued Revision 3 to NUREG-1556, Volume 9, ``Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance About Medical Use Licenses.'' NUREG-1556 Volume 9 has been revised to include information on updated regulatory requirements, safety culture, security of radioactive materials, protection of sensitive information, and changes in regulatory policies and practices consistent with current regulations. This volume is intended for use by applicants, licensees, and the NRC staff.
In the Matter of Dead Ringer, LLC
Document Number: 2019-23315
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an Order to Dead Ringer, LLC, imposing a civil penalty of $43,500. On August 8, 2019, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation and Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty$43,500 to Dead Ringer, LLC, for failing to comply with regulatory requirements regarding the import, possession, and distribution of gun sights containing radioactive material.
Supplemental Guidance Regarding the Chromium-Coated Zirconium Alloy Fuel Cladding Accident Tolerant Fuel Concept
Document Number: 2019-23186
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is soliciting public comment on its draft interim staff guidance which is intended to facilitate the staff's understanding of the in-reactor phenomena important to safety for the chromium-coated zirconium alloy fuel cladding concepts, as well as to provide guidance for NRC staff reviewing vendor applications. Chromium-coated zirconium alloy fuel cladding concepts are being pursued by several U.S. fuel vendors as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's accident tolerant fuel program.
Exelon Generation Company LLC; Three Mile Island Nuclear Station Unit 1
Document Number: 2019-23029
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued exemptions in response to an April 12, 2019, request from Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon, the licensee). One exemption permits the use of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 (TMI-1) Decommissioning Trust Fund (DTF) for spent fuel management activities based on the TMI-1 post-shutdown decommissioning activities report (PSDAR) and site-specific decommissioning cost estimate (DCE). The other exemption permits the licensee to make withdrawals from the DTF for spent fuel management activities without prior notification of the NRC.
In the Matter of Solis Tek, Inc.
Document Number: 2019-23112
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an imposition order (Order) to Solis Tek, Inc. (Solis Tek). After consideration of Solis Tek's request for mitigation of the Civil Penalty amount proposed in the NRC Notice of Violation and Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty (Notice) served upon Solis Tek by letter dated May 15, 2019 the NRC staff has determined that the violations occurred as previously stated in the Notice and that the $45,500 penalty proposed for the violations will be imposed. This Order is effective upon its issuance.
Virginia Electric and Power Company; Dominion Energy Virginia: Surry Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2
Document Number: 2019-23010
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft plant-specific Supplement 6, Second Renewal, to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, NUREG-1437, regarding the subsequent renewal of Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-32 and DPR-37 for an additional 20 years of operation for Surry Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 (Surry). The Surry facility is located in Surry County, Virginia. Possible alternatives to the proposed action (subsequent license renewal) include no action and reasonable replacement power alternatives.
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2019-22720
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-22
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 September 24, 2019 to October 8, 2019. The last biweekly notice was published on October 8, 2019.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-23032
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection: NRC Form 212, Qualifications Investigation, Professional, Technical and Administrative Positions
Document Number: 2019-22691
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-17
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 212, ``Qualifications Investigation, Professional, Technical and Administrative Positions.''
Information Collection: NRC Forms 540 and 540A, Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest (Shipping Paper) and Continuation Page
Document Number: 2019-22633
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-17
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, ``NRC Forms 540 and 540A, Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest (Shipping Paper) and Continuation Page.''
Information Collection: NRC Forms 542 and 542A, Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest (Index and Regional Compact Tabulation) and Continuation Page
Document Number: 2019-22632
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-17
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, ``NRC Forms 542 and 542A, Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest (Index and Regional Compact Tabulation) 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: 2019-22630
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-17
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, ``NRC Forms 541 and 541A, Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest (Container and Waste Description) and Continuation Page.''
Honeywell, International, Inc.; Metropolis Works Uranium Conversion Facility
Document Number: 2019-22550
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-16
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 the proposed renewal of NRC source materials license SUB- 526 for Honeywell, International, Inc.'s Metropolis Works uranium conversion facility. The final EA, ``Final Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Renewal of Source Materials License SUB-526, Metropolis Works Uranium Conversion Facility (Massac County, Illinois),'' documents the NRC staff's environmental review of the license renewal application.
668th Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS)
Document Number: 2019-22492
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Exelon Generation Company LLC; Three Mile Island Nuclear Station Unit 1
Document Number: 2019-22477
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of exemptions in response to an April 12, 2019, request from Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon or the licensee), for Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 (TMI-1), located in Londonderry Township of Dauphin County, PA. One exemption would permit the licensee to use funds from the TMI-1 decommissioning trust fund (DTF or the Trust) for spent fuel management activities. Another exemption would allow the licensee to use withdrawals from the Trust for these activities without prior NRC notification. The NRC staff is issuing a final environmental assessment (EA) and final finding of no significant (FONSI) impact associated with the proposed exemptions.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-22552
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation; Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Company
Document Number: 2019-22406
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption, in response to an April 24, 2019 request from Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Company (CYAPCO or licensee), from NRC's requirement to comply with the terms, conditions, and specifications in Amendment No. 8 of the NAC International, Inc. (NAC)Multi-Purpose Canister (MPC) System Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1025, Appendix A ``Technical Specifications for NAC-MPC System,'' Technical Specifications (TS) A.5.1 ``Training Program'' at the Haddam Neck Plant (HNP) independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI). Specifically, the exemption would relieve the licensee from the requirement to develop training modules under its Systems Approach to Training (SAT) that includes comprehensive instructions for the operation and maintenance of the ISFSI, except for the NAC-MPC System.
SHINE Medical Technologies, LLC
Document Number: 2019-22396
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff accepts and dockets 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.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company Inc.; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant Units 3 and 4; Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria
Document Number: 2019-22383
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-15
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.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Unit 3; Background Check Process for Participation in ITAAC Proceeding
Document Number: 2019-22277
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In approximately 4 to 7 months, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will publish in the Federal Register a notice of intended operation, which will allow the public to submit requests for hearing regarding the licensee's conformance with the acceptance criteria in the combined license (COL) for Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP) Unit 3. These acceptance criteria are part of the inspections, tests, analyses, and acceptance criteria (ITAAC) included in the COL. If a member of the public believes access to Safeguards Information (SGI) is necessary to file a hearing request, then members of the public must satisfy several standards, including a determination by the NRC that they are ``trustworthy and reliable.'' Because the background checks used to support trustworthiness and reliability determinations take some time to complete, the NRC is providing this ``pre-clearance'' process, by which members of the public may initiate background checks to be completed by an investigative agency well before the hearing process begins. Also, the NRC will hold a public information meeting on the ITAAC hearing process.
Crystal River Unit 3 Nuclear Generating Plant; Duke Energy Florida, LLC; Consideration of Approval of Transfer of License and Conforming Amendment
Document Number: 2019-22272
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of an application filed by the Duke Energy Florida, LLC (DEF), on behalf of itself and ADP [Accelerated Decommissioning Partners] CR3, LLC (ADP CR3) (together the Applicants), on June 14, 2019. The application seeks NRC approval of the direct transfer of Facility Operating License No. DPR-72 for Crystal River Unit 3 Nuclear Generating Plant (CR-3) and the general license for the CR-3 Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI), from the current holder, DEF, to ADP CR3 which is a wholly owned subsidiary of ADP, LLC. The NRC is also considering amending the facility operating licenses for administrative purposes to reflect the proposed transfer. The application contains sensitive unclassified non-safeguards information (SUNSI).
Information Collection: NRC Form 850, Request for Contractor Assignment(s)
Document Number: 2019-22224
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-10
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 850, ``Request for Contractor Assignment(s).''
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: 2019-22148
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of November 5, 2019, for the direct final rule that was published in the Federal Register on August 22, 2019. This direct final rule amended the NRC's spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Holtec International Storage, Transport and Repository (HI-STAR) 100 Storage System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 3 to Certificate of Compliance No. 1008.
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy; Vallecitos Nuclear Center, Vallecitos Boiling Water Reactor and Empire State Atomic Development Agency; Vallecitos Experimental Superheat Reactor
Document Number: 2019-21982
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-09
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) regarding a partial site release for license Nos. DPR-1 (Vallecitos Boiling Water Reactor) and DR-10 (Empire State Atomic Development Agency Vallecitos Experimental Superheat Reactor), issued to GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy at the Vallecitos Nuclear Center in Sunol, California.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-22066
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Performance Review Boards for Senior Executive Service
Document Number: 2019-21927
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has announced appointments to the NRC Performance Review Board (PRB) responsible for making recommendations on performance appraisal ratings and performance awards for NRC Senior Executives and Senior Level System employees and appointments to the NRC PRB Panel responsible for making recommendations to the appointing and awarding authorities for NRC PRB members.