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Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-16426
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions
Document Number: 2021-14887
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
We are publishing our semiannual regulatory agenda (the Agenda) in accordance with Public Law 96-354, ``The Regulatory Flexibility Act,'' and Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory Planning and Review.'' The NRC's Agenda is a compilation of all rulemaking activities on which we have recently completed action or have proposed or are considering action. We have completed 7 rulemaking activities since our complete Agenda was issued online at the Office of Management and Budget's website at https://www.reginfo.gov on December 9, 2020. This issuance of our Agenda contains 34 active and 20 long-term rulemaking activities: 3 are Economically Significant; 15 represent Other Significant agency priorities; 34 are Substantive, Nonsignificant rulemaking activities; and 2 are Administrative rulemaking activities. In addition, 3 rulemaking activities impact small entities. We are requesting comment on the rulemaking activities as identified in this Agenda. The NRC's last Agenda was issued for public comment on March 31, 2021.
Spent Fuel Reprocessing
Document Number: 2021-16173
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is discontinuing a rulemaking activity that would have amended the NRC's regulations to add a new part to the existing regulatory framework specific to nuclear spent fuel reprocessing facilities. The purpose of this action is to inform members of the public that this rulemaking activity is being discontinued and to provide a brief discussion of the NRC's decision. This rulemaking activity will no longer be reported in the NRC's portion of the Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (the Unified Agenda).
Evaluating the Habitability of a Nuclear Power Plant Control Room During a Postulated Hazardous Chemical Release
Document Number: 2021-16096
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
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-1387, ``Evaluating the Habitability of a Nuclear Power Plant Control Room during a Postulated Hazardous Chemical Release.'' This DG is a proposed Revision 2 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.78, which describes an approach that is acceptable to the NRC staff to meet regulatory requirements for evaluating the habitability of a nuclear power plant control room during a postulated hazardous chemical release. Releases of hazardous chemicals, onsite or off-site, can result in the nearby control room becoming uninhabitable.
Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC; Duke Energy; Oconee Nuclear Station, Units 1, 2, and 3
Document Number: 2021-16011
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering an application for the subsequent license renewal of Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-38, DPR-47, and DPR-55, which authorize Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (Duke Energy or the applicant) to operate Oconee Nuclear Station (ONS), Units 1, 2, and 3. The renewed licenses would authorize the applicant to operate ONS for an additional 20 years beyond the period specified in each of the current renewed licenses. The current renewed operating licenses for ONS expire as follows: Unit 1 on February 6, 2033, Unit 2 on October 6, 2033, and Unit 3 on July 19, 2034.
Information Collection: Tribal Participation in the Advance Notification Program
Document Number: 2021-16002
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
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, ``Tribal Participation in the Advance Notification Program.''
Information Collection: General Domestic Licenses for Byproduct Material
Document Number: 2021-16001
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
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, ``General Domestic Licenses for Byproduct Material.''
Revisions to Reprocessing Plant Components for Export
Document Number: 2021-15922
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its export regulations pertaining to the illustrative list of reprocessing plant components under the NRC's export licensing authority. This final rule is necessary to conform the export controls of the United States to the international export control guidelines of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, of which the United States is a member. These changes will align the NRC's requirements with the current version of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) document, ``Guidelines for Nuclear Transfers'' (INFCIRC/254/Part 1/Revision 14).
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-15894
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Florida Power and Light Company; St. Lucie Plant, Unit No. 2
Document Number: 2021-15823
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, or the Commission) has issued an exemption in response to a March 17, 2021, request from Florida Power and Light (FPL or the licensee). The approval permits a one-time schedular exemption to allow submittal of a license renewal application for the St. Lucie, Unit No. 2 facility earlier than 20 years before the expiration of the operating license, which expires on April 6, 2043.
Receipts-Based NRC Size Standards
Document Number: 2021-15506
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its small business size standards, which are used to qualify an NRC licensee as a ``small entity'' under the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, as amended (RFA). The purpose of these size standards is for reducing annual NRC license fees for small entities. These standards do not apply to NRC contracting for goods and services. The NRC is proposing to increase the upper and lower tiers for its receipts-based small entity size standards for small businesses and small not-for- profit organizations. This change will allow NRC standards to remain consistent with the inflation adjustments made by the Small Business Administration (SBA) size standard for nonmanufacturing concerns. In addition, in accordance with the Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018 (Runway Act), the NRC is proposing to change the calculation of annual average receipts for the receipts-based NRC size standard for small businesses that provide a service or small businesses not engaged in manufacturing from a 3-year averaging period to a 5-year averaging period. The public is invited to submit comments on this proposed rule.
Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Subtask 2A
Document Number: 2021-15658
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing the final document entitled, ``Implementation of Quality Assurance Criteria and 10 CFR 50.59 for Nuclear Power Plant Components Produced Using Advanced Manufacturing Technologies.''
Implementation of Aging Management Requirements for Spent Fuel Storage Renewals
Document Number: 2021-15442
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a new Regulatory Guide (RG) 3.76 (Revision 0), ``Implementation of Aging Management Requirements for Spent Fuel Storage Renewals.'' This new guidance describes an approach that is acceptable to the staff of the NRC to meet the regulatory requirements for spent fuel storage renewals. It addresses requirements for the renewal of specific licenses for independent spent fuel storage installations (ISFSIs) and certificates of compliance (CoCs) for spent fuel storage cask designs pursuant to NRC requirements.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-15334
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Holtec Decommissioning International, LLC; Indian Point Nuclear Generating, Unit Nos. 1, 2, and 3; Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report
Document Number: 2021-15068
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On June 24, 2021, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) noticed receipt of, and solicited public comments on, the post-shutdown decommissioning activities report (PSDAR) for the Indian Point Nuclear Generating, Unit Nos. 1, 2, and 3 (Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC)), submitted by Holtec Decommissioning International, LLC (HDI). The PSDAR, which includes the site-specific decommissioning cost estimate (DCE), provides an overview of HDI's planned activities, schedule, projected costs, and environmental impacts for the decommissioning of the IPEC. The NRC will hold a public meeting to discuss the PSDAR and DCE and to receive comments.
Virginia Electric Power Company; North Anna Power Station, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2021-14767
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-13
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-4 and NPF-7, issued to Virginia Electric Power Company (VEPCO), for operation of the North Anna Power Station, Units 1 and 2. The proposed amendment would add a new requirement to isolate Primary Grade water from the reactor coolant system within 1 hour following a reactor shutdown from Mode 2. Additionally, it would make an editorial change to Technical Specification (TS) 5.6.5, ``Core Operating Limits Report (COLR).''
Monthly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2021-14642
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to section 189.a.(2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this regular monthly 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 (NSHC), notwithstanding the pendency before the Commission of a request for a hearing from any person. This monthly notice includes all amendments issued, or proposed to be issued, from May 27, 2021, to June 24, 2021. The last monthly notice was published on June 15, 2021.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-14784
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Reschedule of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-14709
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has rescheduled the public teleconference meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) previously scheduled for July 15, 2021. The meeting notice, published in the Federal Register on June 17, 2021 (86 FR 32285), is being reissued to inform public stakeholders that the ACMUI meeting will now be held on September 2, 2021. The meeting agenda and any updates are available at https://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/doc-collections/acmui/meetings/2021.html or by emailing Ms. Kellee Jamerson at the contact information below. The agenda is subject to change.
Systematic Assessment for How the NRC Addresses Environmental Justice in Its Programs, Policies, and Activities
Document Number: 2021-14673
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is requesting comments as part of its systematic review for how NRC programs, policies, and activities address environmental justice. Specifically, the NRC would like input on how the agency is addressing environmental justice, considering the agency's mission and statutory authority. The information will be used to inform the agency's assessment of how it addresses environmental justice.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Braidwood Station, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2021-14456
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of amendments to Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. NPF- 72 and NPF-77, that were issued to Exelon Generation Company, LLC, (licensee) for operation of the Braidwood Station, Units 1 and 2. The proposed amendments are contained in the licensee's letter dated May 27, 2021, and would change technical specifications (TSs) surveillance requirement (SR) 3.7.9.2 to allow an ultimate heat sink (UHS) temperature of less than or equal to 102.8 degrees Fahrenheit ([deg]F) until September 30, 2021.
Replacement Energy Cost Estimates for Nuclear Power Plants: 2020-2030
Document Number: 2021-14364
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing NUREG- 2242, ``Replacement Energy Cost Estimates for Nuclear Power Plants: 2020-2030.'' This report updates previous estimates of replacement energy costs for potential shutdowns of U.S. nuclear electricity- generating units due to a temporary power reactor outage to implement safety modifications or the loss of generation associated with a possible severe reactor accident. The final NUREG largely, is unchanged from the draft issued for public comment but has been revised to reflect the recent change to retirement dates for Byron Units 1 and 2, and Dresden Units 2 and 3.
In the Matter of NorthStar Nuclear Decommissioning Company, LLC, NorthStar Vermont Yankee, LLC, ADP CR3, LLC, and Duke Energy Florida, LLC, Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station and Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation, Crystal River Unit 3 Nuclear Generating Plant and Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2021-14266
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an Order approving the application dated November 19, 2020, as supplemented by letter dated April 13, 2021, filed by NorthStar Nuclear Decommissioning Company, LLC (NNDC) and ADP CR3, LLC (ADP CR3), on behalf of themselves, NorthStar Vermont Yankee, LLC (NVY), and their corporate parents related to NorthStar Group Services, Inc (NorthStar). The application sought NRC consent to the indirect transfer of (1) NNDC's licensed authority under, and NVY's licensed ownership of, Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-28 for the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (Vermont Yankee) and the general license for the Vermont Yankee independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI); and (2) ADP CR3's licensed authority under Facility Operating License No. DPR-72 for the Crystal River Unit 3 Nuclear Generating Plant (CR3) and the general license for the CR3 ISFSI. Duke Energy Florida, LLC (DEF) will remain the licensed owner of CR3, and the application does not involve any direct or indirect transfer of DEF's license or responsibilities. No physical changes to the Vermont Yankee or CR3 facilities or operational changes were proposed in the application. The application requested NRC consent to these indirect transfers in order to complete an internal reorganization with new intermediary holding companies that would acquire control of NorthStar.
Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving Proposed No Significant Hazards Considerations and Containing Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Safeguards Information and Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Safeguards Information
Document Number: 2021-12277
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of two amendment requests. The amendment requests are for Perry Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1 and Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1. For each amendment request, the NRC proposes to determine that they involve no significant hazards consideration (NSHC). Because each amendment request contains sensitive unclassified non-safeguards information (SUNSI) and safeguards information (SGI), an order imposes procedures to obtain access to SUNSI and SGI for contention preparation by persons who file a hearing request or petition for leave to intervene.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-14306
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection: NRC Online Form, Request for Alternatives
Document Number: 2021-14245
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-02
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 Online Form, ``Request for Alternatives.''
NuScale Small Modular Reactor Design Certification
Document Number: 2021-13940
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations to certify the NuScale standard design for a small modular reactor. Applicants or licensees intending to construct and operate a NuScale standard design may do so by referencing this design certification rule. The applicant for certification of the NuScale standard design is NuScale Power, LLC. The public is invited to submit comments on this proposed rule.
Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) Design Certification Renewal
Document Number: 2021-13802
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations to renew the U.S. Advanced Boiling Water Reactor standard design certification. Applicants or licensees intending to construct and operate a U.S. Advanced Boiling Water Reactor standard design may do so by referencing this design certification rule. The applicant for the renewal of the U.S. Advanced Boiling Water Reactor standard design certification is General Electric-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas, LLC. The NRC invites public comment on this proposed rule and environmental assessment.
Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) Design Certification Renewal
Document Number: 2021-13801
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to renew the U.S. Advanced Boiling Water Reactor standard design certification. Applicants or licensees intending to construct and operate a U.S. Advanced Boiling Water Reactor standard design may do so by referencing this design certification rule. The applicant for the renewal of the U.S. Advanced Boiling Water Reactor standard design certification is General Electric-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas, LLC.
Fuel Qualification for Advanced Reactors
Document Number: 2021-13955
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft NUREG, NUREG-2246, ``Fuel Qualification for Advanced Reactors.'' The purpose of this NUREG report is to provide a fuel qualification assessment framework for use by applicants. Specifically, the framework provides objective criteria, derived from regulatory requirements, that when satisfied, would support regulatory findings for licensing.
PSEG Nuclear, LLC; Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Salem Nuclear Generating Station, Unit No. 2
Document Number: 2021-13896
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of amendments to Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR- 75, issued to PSEG Nuclear, LLC, for operation of the Salem Nuclear Generating Station, Unit No. 2. The proposed amendments would revise Technical Specification (TS) actions for rod position indicators. This is a one-time change during the current operating cycle to support maintenance on the transformer supplying power to all of the Unit No. 2 rod position indicators.
GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas, LLC; Morris Operation
Document Number: 2021-13891
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff received and is considering an application for the renewal of special nuclear materials (SNM) License No. SNM-2500, which currently authorizes GE- Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas, LLC (GEH), to possess, transfer, and store radioactive material at the Morris Operation. The renewed license would authorize GEH to continue to store radioactive material for an additional 20 years from May 31, 2022, the expiration date of the current license. Because this license renewal application contains Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information (SUNSI), an order imposes procedures to obtain access to SUNSI for contention preparation.
Issuance of Multiple Exemptions in Response to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Document Number: 2021-13887
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued two exemptions in response to requests from one licensee. The exemptions afford the licensee temporary relief from certain requirements under NRC regulations. The exemptions are in response to the licensee's requests for relief due to the coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) public health emergency (PHE). The NRC is issuing a single notice to announce the issuance of the exemptions.
Plant-Specific, Risk-Informed Decisionmaking: Inservice Testing
Document Number: 2021-13883
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 1 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.175, ``Plant-Specific, Risk- Informed Decisionmaking: Inservice Testing.'' This RG has been revised to incorporate additional information since Revision 0 was issued, particularly information to be consistent with the terminology and defense-in-depth philosophy provided in RG 1.174, ``An Approach for Using Probabilistic Risk Assessment in Risk-Informed Decisions on Plant-Specific Changes to the Licensing Basis,'' as well as to endorse a standard by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code for Operations and Maintenance.
Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1 and 2 and Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation; Consideration of Approval of Transfer of Licenses
Document Number: 2021-13778
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, the Commission) received and is considering approval of a license transfer application filed by Arizona Public Service Company (APS), on behalf of the Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District (SRP) and Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) on May 19, 2021. The application seeks NRC approval of the transfer of Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. NPF-41 and NPF-51 for Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (Palo Verde), Units 1 and 2, respectively, and the general license for the Palo Verde Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) as a result of SRP acquiring PNM's 7.9333330 percent share of the undivided interests in Palo Verde, Unit 1, and 0.7933333 percent share of the undivided interests in Palo Verde, Unit 2, whereby SRP would own a total of 25.423333 percent of the shares in Unit 1, and 18.2833333 percent of the shares in Unit 2, and PNM would own a total of 2.266667 percent of the shares in Unit 1, and 9.4066667 percent of the shares in Unit 2.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-13775
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Volcanic Hazards Assessment for Proposed Nuclear Power Reactor Sites
Document Number: 2021-13750
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a new Regulatory Guide (RG) 4.26, ``Volcanic Hazards Assessment for Proposed Nuclear Power Reactor Sites.'' This RG provides guidance for facilitating the NRC staff's review of volcanic hazards assessments performed by applicants to support the siting of new nuclear power reactors. The RG also provides applicants with the methods and approaches the NRC staff considers acceptable for the assessment of volcanic hazards in license applications for sites with Quaternary volcanoes within the site region or with Quaternary volcanic deposits within the site vicinity.
Information Collection: US NRC Acquisition Regulation
Document Number: 2021-13661
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-28
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, ``US NRC Acquisition Regulation.''
Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC; Duke Energy; Oconee Nuclear Station, Units 1, 2, and 3
Document Number: 2021-13560
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received an application for the subsequent renewal of Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-38, DPR-47, and DPR-55, which authorize Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (Duke Energy or the applicant) to operate Oconee Nuclear Station (ONS), Units 1, 2, and 3. The subsequent renewed licenses would authorize the applicant to operate ONS for an additional 20 years beyond the period specified in each of the current renewed licenses. The current renewed operating licenses for ONS expire as follows: Unit 1 on February 6, 2033, Unit 2 on October 6, 2033, and Unit 3 on July 19, 2034.
Revisions to Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest Forms
Document Number: 2021-13543
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announces the availability of revisions to the NRC Form 540 (Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest (Shipping Paper)), NRC Form 541 (Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest (Container and Waste Description)), and NRC Form 542 (Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest (Manifest Index and Regional Compact Tabulation)). The forms are available for implementation, consistent with the forms included in NUREG/BR-0204, Revision 3, ``Instructions for Completing NRC's Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest.''
Information Collection: Physical Protection of Plants and Materials
Document Number: 2021-13475
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
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, ``Physical Protection of Plants and Materials.''
Holtec Decommissioning International, LLC; Indian Point Nuclear Generating, Unit Nos. 1, 2, and 3; Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report
Document Number: 2021-13474
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On December 19, 2019, Holtec Decommissioning International, LLC (HDI) submitted to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) a letter enclosing the post-shutdown decommissioning activities report (PSDAR) for the Indian Point Nuclear Generating, Unit Nos. 1, 2, and 3 (Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC)), contingent upon the transfer of the IPEC licenses to HDI. The PSDAR, which includes the site-specific decommissioning cost estimate (DCE), provides an overview of HDI's planned activities, schedule, projected costs, and environmental impacts for the decommissioning of the IPEC. The IPEC license transfer transaction closed on May 28, 2021. Accordingly, the NRC is noticing receipt of the PSDAR and making it available for public comment. The NRC will hold a public meeting in the vicinity of the IPEC to discuss the PSDAR's content and receive comments. The date, time, and location of the meeting will be provided in a future Federal Register notice.
Information Collection: Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities
Document Number: 2021-13473
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
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, ``Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities.''
Use of Plant Parameter Envelope in Early Site Permit Applications
Document Number: 2021-13472
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
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-4029, ``Use of Plant Parameter Envelope in Early Site Permit Applications.'' DG-4029 is a new regulatory guide that proposes guidance for nuclear power plant applicants that elect to use the plant parameter envelope (PPE) concept to assume certain design parameters for an early site permit (ESP) application when a specific reactor technology has not been selected for a proposed site. It incorporates the PPE portions of NRC Review Standard (RS)-002, ``Processing Applications for Early Site Permits.'' The issuance of this DG allows the NRC staff to withdraw the outdated guidance in RS-002 while retaining the PPE information in it for future use by prospective ESP applicants.
Retrospective Review of Administrative Requirements
Document Number: 2021-13466
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), on February 4, 2020, requested input from its licensees and members of the public on any administrative requirements that may be modified or eliminated without an adverse effect on public health or safety, common defense and security, protection of the environment, or regulatory efficiency and effectiveness. The public comment period ended on May 6, 2020, and the NRC evaluated the comments. This document announces the availability of the comment evaluation summary and provides the status of the NRC's Retrospective Review of Administrative Requirements initiative. The NRC plans to hold a public meeting to discuss the comment evaluation process and answer stakeholder questions.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-12990
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
United Nuclear Corporation Church Rock Project
Document Number: 2021-12881
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On November 13, 2020, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued for public comment a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for United Nuclear Corporation's (UNC) license amendment request. The public comment period closed on May 27, 2021. The NRC has decided to re-open the public comment period to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments. UNC is requesting authorization to amend its license (SUA-1475) to excavate approximately 1 million cubic yards (CY) of mine waste from the Northeast Church Rock Mine Site and dispose of it at the existing mill site in McKinley County, New Mexico. The NRC plans to hold a public meeting in the future to promote full understanding of the contemplated action and facilitate public comment.
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2021-12767
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will convene a public teleconference meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) on July 15, 2021, to discuss the ACMUI Subcommittee on Extravasations and Medical Event Reporting draft report on the NRC staff's preliminary evaluation of whether extravasations merits a change in medical event reporting. The meeting agenda is subject to change. Meeting information, including a copy of the agenda and related documents, will be available on the ACMUI's Meetings and Related Documents web page at https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc- collections/acmui/meetings/2021.html. The agenda and related meeting documents may also be obtained by contacting Ms. Kellee Jamerson using the information below.
Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual, Revision 2
Document Number: 2021-12654
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-16
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) are announcing for public comment the availability of a draft revision document, entitled the ``Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual'' (MARSSIM). MARSSIM provides information on planning, conducting, evaluating, and documenting environmental radiological surveys of surface soil and building surfaces for demonstrating compliance with regulations. MARSSIM, when finalized as Revision 2, will be a multi-agency consensus document. The agencies are seeking public comment in order to receive feedback from the widest range of interested parties and to ensure that all information relevant to developing the document is received. The agencies will review public comments received on the draft MARSSIM Revision 2 as well as comments from a concurrent, independent, scientific peer review. The Agencies will review comments received during the public comment period and make revisions to the document as appropriate.
Information Collection: Voluntary Reporting of Planned New Reactor Applications
Document Number: 2021-12614
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-16
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, ``Voluntary Reporting of Planned New Reactor Applications.''