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Entergy Nuclear Operations Inc; Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station
Document Number: 2019-17888
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an exemption in response to a November 16, 2018, request from Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (ENOI or the licensee) on behalf of Entergy Nuclear Generation Company (ENGC) (to be renamed Holtec Pilgrim, LLC) and Holtec Decommissioning International, LLC (HDI), related to Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (Pilgrim), located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The proposed action would permit Holtec Pilgrim, LLC and HDI to use funds from the Pilgrim decommissioning trust fund (the Trust) for management of spent fuel and site restoration activities. The staff is issuing a final environmental assessment (EA) and a final finding of no significant impact (FONSI) associated with the proposed exemption.
Exelon Generation Company LLC; Three Mile Island Nuclear Station Unit 1
Document Number: 2019-17839
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Exelon Generation Company, LLC to withdraw its application dated December 14, 2018, for a proposed amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-50 for the Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1. The proposed amendment would have revised Technical Specification 6.8.5 ``Reactor Building Leakage Rate Testing Program,'' to allow for a one-cycle extension to the 10-year frequency of the containment leakage rate test (i.e., Integrated Leakage Rate Test (ILRT) or Type A test).
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1
Document Number: 2019-17684
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Exelon Generation Company, LLC to withdraw its application dated September 20, 2018, for a proposed amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-50 for the Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1. The proposed amendment would have revised Technical Specification 4.4.2.1, ``Inservice Tendon Surveillance Requirements,'' to add the words ``except where an alternative, exemption, or relief has been authorized by the NRC'' to allow NRC-approved exceptions.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2019-17599
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of exemptions in response to a December 13, 2018, request from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E, the licensee) for Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant (Diablo Canyon), Units 1 and 2. One exemption would allow the licensee to use an amount of funds from the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Decommissioning Trust (NDT) for decommissioning planning above the amount limitations specified in NRC's regulations. Another exemption would allow the licensee to use withdrawals from the NDT to fund planning activities associated with spent fuel management and site restoration. The NRC staff is issuing a final environmental assessment (EA) and final finding of no significant impact (FONSI) associated with the proposed exemptions.
Advanced Power Reactor 1400 (APR1400) Design Certification
Document Number: 2019-17588
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of September 19, 2019, for the direct final rule that was published in the Federal Register on May 22, 2019. This direct final rule amended NRC's regulations to certify the Advanced Power Reactor 1400 standard design so that applicants or licensees intending to construct and operate an Advanced Power Reactor 1400 standard design may do so by referencing the design certification rule.
Standard Review Plan for Spent Fuel Transportation
Document Number: 2019-17584
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requests public comment on draft NUREG-2216, Revision 0, ``Standard Review Plan for Spent Fuel Transportation''. This Standard Review Plan (SRP) provides guidance to NRC staff for reviewing an application for package approval. NRC approval of a package design typically results in issuance of a certificate of compliance (CoC) or a letter amendment for a transportation package. This draft SRP will replace NUREG-1609, ``Standard Review Plan for Transportation Packages for Radioactive Material'', NUREG-1617, ``Standard Review Plan for Transportation Packages for Spent Nuclear Fuel'', and all Interim Staff Guidance (ISGs) that were used to enhance these NUREGs.
Portland General Electric Company; Eugene Water and Electric Board, and PacifiCorp; Trojan Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2019-17581
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a renewed license to Portland General Electric (PGE), Eugene Water and Electric Board, and PacifiCorp (together ``licensee'') for Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) License No. SNM-2509 for the receipt, possession, transfer, and storage of spent fuel from the Trojan Nuclear Plant in the Trojan Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI), located in Columbia County, Oregon. The renewed license authorizes operation of the Trojan ISFSI in accordance with the provisions of the renewed license and its technical specifications. The renewed license expires on March 31, 2059.
Use of Listserv for Low-Level Waste Program Correspondence
Document Number: 2019-17370
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing this document to inform the public that, as of August 15, 2019, publicly- available low-level waste program correspondence originating from the Division of Decommissioning, Uranium Recovery, and Waste Programs (DUWP) in the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards (NMSS) will be transmitted by a computer-based email distribution system Listserv to addressees and subscribers. This change does not affect the availability of official agency records in the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS).
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-17378
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2019-17267
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2019-17160
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this regular biweekly notice. The Act requires the Commission to publish notice of any amendments issued, or proposed to be issued, and grants the Commission the authority to issue and make immediately effective any amendment to an operating license or combined license, as applicable, upon a determination by the Commission that such amendment involves no significant hazards consideration, notwithstanding the pendency before the Commission of a request for a hearing from any person. This biweekly notice includes all notices of amendments issued, or proposed to be issued, from July 16, 2019, to July 29, 2019. The last biweekly notice was published on July 30, 2019.
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company; Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit No. 1
Document Number: 2019-17070
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. (FES) to withdraw the FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC, the licensee) application dated February 5, 2019, for a proposed amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License No. NPF-3. The proposed amendment would have made changes to the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station (DBNPS), Unit No. 1, license and technical specifications (TS) to reflect the permanent cessation of reactor operation and permanent defueling of the reactor.
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company; Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit No. 1
Document Number: 2019-17069
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. (FES) to withdraw the FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC, the licensee) application dated February 5, 2019, for a proposed amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License No. NPF-3. The proposed amendment would have revised the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station (DBNPS), Unit No. 1, emergency plan following the permanent cessation of power operations to reflect the post-shutdown and permanently defueled condition.
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company; Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit No. 1
Document Number: 2019-17067
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. (FES) to withdraw the FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC, the licensee) application dated October 22, 2018, for a proposed amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License No. NPF-3. The proposed amendment would have made changes to the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station (DBNPS), Unit No. 1, technical specifications (TS) to permit certain changes in plant operations when the plant is permanently defueled.
Release of Patients Administered Radioactive Material
Document Number: 2019-17060
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On July 29, 2019, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requested comments on draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-8057, ``Release of Patients Administered Radioactive Material.'' The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on August 26, 2019. The NRC is extending the public comment period to allow more time for members of the public to submit their comments.
Information Collection: Tribal Participation in the Advance Notification Program
Document Number: 2019-17038
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on this proposed collection of information. The information collection is entitled, ``Tribal Participation in the Advance Notification Program.''
Mitigation of Beyond-Design-Basis Events
Document Number: 2019-16600
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations that establish regulatory requirements for nuclear power reactor applicants and licensees to mitigate beyond-design-basis events. The NRC is making generically applicable the requirements in NRC orders for mitigation of beyond-design-basis events and for reliable spent fuel pool instrumentation (SFPI). This rule also addresses a number of petitions for rulemaking (PRMs) submitted to the NRC following the March 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi event. This rulemaking is applicable to power reactor licensees and power reactor license applicants.
Managing Aging Processes in Storage (MAPS) Report
Document Number: 2019-17021
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing NUREG- 2214, ``Managing Aging Processes in Storage (MAPS) Report.'' The NUREG provides guidance to the NRC technical review staff and establishes a technical basis for the safety review of renewal applications for specific licenses of independent spent fuel storage installations (ISFSIs) and certificates of compliance of dry storage systems.
Information Collection: NRC Policy Statement, “Criteria for Guidance of States and NRC in Discontinuance of NRC Regulatory Authority and Assumption Thereof by States Through Agreement,” Maintenance of Existing Agreement State Programs, Requests for Information Through the Integrated Materials Performance Evaluation Program (IMPEP) Questionnaire, and Agreement State Participation in IMPEP
Document Number: 2019-16978
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-08
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, ``Policy Statement for the `Criteria for Guidance of States and NRC in Discontinuance of NRC Regulatory Authority and Assumption Thereof by States Through Agreement,' Maintenance of Existing Agreement State Programs, Request for Information Through the Integrated Materials Performance Evaluation Program (IMPEP) Questionnaire, and Agreement State Participation in IMPEP.''
Reactor Oversight Process Enhancement Initiative
Document Number: 2019-16876
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In an effort to revise and improve the Reactor Oversight Process (ROP), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff recently proposed targeted, near-term ROP enhancements to the Commission, described in SECY-19-0067, ``Recommendations for Enhancing the Reactor Oversight Process,'' dated June 28, 2019. The NRC staff is currently evaluating possible long-term ROP enhancements in the following areas: the problem identification and resolution inspection program, the cross-cutting issues process, radiation protection inspection procedures, the inspection program for Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installations (ISFSI), and the Significance Determination Process (SDP), particularly for the emergency preparedness cornerstone. The NRC is soliciting comments from the public on potential improvements in these areas, along with other areas of the ROP. Any comments received on SECY-19-0067 will be forwarded to the Commission for its consideration.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 and 3
Document Number: 2019-16794
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft plant-specific Supplement 10, 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-44 and DPR-56 for an additional 20 years of operation for Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 and 3 (Peach Bottom). The Peach Bottom facility is located in York County, Pennsylvania. Possible alternatives to the proposed action (subsequent license renewal) include no action and reasonable replacement power alternatives. The NRC staff will hold a public meeting to present an overview of the draft plant-specific supplement to the GEIS and to accept public comment on the document.
666th Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS)
Document Number: 2019-16714
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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: 2019-15132
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of one amendment request. The amendment request is for Fort Calhoun Station, Unit No. 1. For the amendment request, the NRC proposes to determine that it involves no significant hazards consideration. Because the 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.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-16821
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Virginia Electric and Power Company, Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc. and Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc.; Surry Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2019-16674
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) and a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for its review and approval of the decommissioning funding plans submitted by Virginia Electric and Power Company, Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc. and Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc. (collectively, Dominion) on December 17, 2012, and December 2, 2015, for the independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) at Surry in Surry, Virginia.
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company; Perry Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2019-16673
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) and a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for its review and approval of the decommissioning funding plans submitted by FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC) on December 17, 2012, and December 9, 2015, for the independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) at Perry in Perry, Ohio.
Virginia Electric and Power Company, Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc. and Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc. North Anna Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2019-16672
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) and a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for its review and approval of the decommissioning funding plans submitted by Virginia Electric and Power Company, Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc. and Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc. (collectively, Dominion) on December 17, 2012, and December 2, 2015, for the independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) at North Anna in Louisa, Virginia.
Virginia Electric and Power Company, Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc. and Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc.; Millstone Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2019-16671
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) and a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for its review and approval of the decommissioning funding plans submitted by Virginia Electric and Power Company, Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc. and Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc. (collectively, Dominion) on December 17, 2012, and December 2, 2015, for the independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) at Millstone in Waterford, Connecticut.
Virginia Electric and Power Company, Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc. and Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc.; Kewaunee Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2019-16670
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) and a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for its review and approval of the decommissioning funding plans submitted by Virginia Electric and Power Company, Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc. and Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc. (collectively, Dominion) on December 17, 2012, and December 9, 2015, for the independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) at Kewaunee in Kewaunee, Wisconsin.
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company; Davis-Besse Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2019-16669
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) and a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for its review and approval of the decommissioning funding plans submitted by FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC) on December 17, 2012, and December 9, 2015, for the independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) at Davis-Besse in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company Beaver Valley Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2019-16668
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) and a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for its review and approval of the decommissioning funding plans (DFP) submitted by FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC) on December 8, 2014, and December 9, 2015, for the independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) at Beaver Valley Power Station in Shippingport, Pennsylvania.
In the Matter of Idaho State University
Document Number: 2019-16368
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a confirmatory order to Idaho State University on May 2, 2019. The purpose of the confirmatory order was to document commitments made as part of a settlement agreement between Idaho State University and the NRC to address inadequate management oversight for Idaho State University's radiation protection program and a failure to prioritize resources for the radiation safety staff such that their responsibilities could be implemented. The confirmatory order also documented commitments to address Idaho State University's failure to effectively control radioactive materials in its possession, exhibited by multiple violations identified during inspections and the inadequate extent of condition review related to the violations involving a lost source.
In the Matter of Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation; Wolf Creek Generating Station
Document Number: 2019-16367
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a confirmatory order to Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation on July 18, 2019. The purpose of the confirmatory order was to document commitments that were made as part of a settlement agreement between Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation and the NRC to address an apparent violation related to craft personnel deliberately falsifying records regarding a work order associated with the cleaning and inspection of control rod drive mechanisms.
Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Entergy Nuclear Palisades, LLC; Big Rock Point Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2019-16316
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption from the requirement to maintain a specified level of onsite property damage insurance in response to a request from Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (ENO) dated August 10, 2018. This exemption would permit the Big Rock Point (BRP) Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) to reduce its onsite insurance coverage from $500 million to $50 million.
Information Collection: Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Material
Document Number: 2019-16182
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-30
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, ``Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Material.''
Information Collection: Collection of Research Code Non-Disclosure Agreement Information
Document Number: 2019-16181
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-30
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, ``Collection of Research Code Non-Disclosure Agreement Information.''
Tennessee Valley Authority; Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2019-16147
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-30
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 July 23, 2018, request from Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA or the licensee) to implement Optimized ZIRLO\TM\ fuel rod cladding at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant (Watts Bar), Units 1 and 2.
Standard Format and Content of License Termination Plans for Nuclear Power Reactors
Document Number: 2019-16068
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 2 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.179, ``Standard Format and Content of License Termination Plans for Nuclear Power Reactors.'' This RG (Revision 2) provides general procedures acceptable to the NRC staff for the preparation of license termination plans (LTPs) for nuclear power reactors. This RG also describes the acceptable format and content of LTPs for nuclear power reactor licensees to terminate their licenses and release their sites. Revision 2 does not contain substantive changes in the NRC staff's regulatory guidance since Revision 1 was issued. It provides updated references, minor corrections, and other editorial changes.
Pressurized Water Reactor Control Rod Ejection and Boiling Water Reactor Control Rod Drop Accidents
Document Number: 2019-16067
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is reissuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1327, ``Pressurized Water Reactor Control Rod Ejection and Boiling Water Reactor Control Rod Drop Accidents.'' This DG proposes new guidance for analyzing accidents such as a control rod ejection for pressurized water reactors and a control rod drop for boiling-water reactors. It defines fuel cladding failure thresholds for ductile failure, brittle failure, and pellet-clad mechanical interaction and provides radionuclide release fractions for use in assessing radiological consequences. It also describes analytical limits and guidance for demonstrating compliance with regulations governing reactivity limits.
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2019-15849
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-30
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 29, 2019, to July 15, 2019. The last biweekly notice was published on July 16, 2019.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-16171
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Exelon Generation Company LLC; R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant
Document Number: 2019-15977
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an amendment to the license held by Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon, the licensee) for the operation of R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant (Ginna). The proposed license amendment would revise the emergency response organization (ERO) positions identified in the emergency plan for Ginna. The NRC is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) associated with the proposed license amendment.
Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station
Document Number: 2019-15961
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a November 16, 2018, request from Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (the licensee or Entergy). The issuance of the exemption would permit Entergy to use funds from the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (Pilgrim) decommissioning trust fund (DTF) for spent fuel management and site restoration activities.
Criteria To Return Retired Nuclear Power Reactors to Operations
Document Number: 2019-15934
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received a petition for rulemaking from Mr. George Berka (the petitioner), dated December 26, 2018, requesting that the NRC amend its regulations to establish criteria to return retired nuclear power reactors to operations. The petition was docketed by the NRC on February 19, 2019 and has been assigned Docket No. PRM-50-117. The NRC is examining the merits of the issues raised in PRM-50-117 to determine whether the issues should be considered in rulemaking. The NRC is requesting public comment on this petition at this time.
Release of Patients Administered Radioactive Material
Document Number: 2019-15868
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-8057, ``Release of Patients Administered Radioactive Material.'' This proposed guide, Revision 1, provides licensees with more detailed instructions to provide to patients before and after they have been administered radioactive material than was in Revision 0. In addition, the guide includes a new section on ``Death of a Patient Following Radiopharmaceutical or Implants Administrations,'' as well as requirements for recordkeeping. Also, Table 3, ``Dosages of Radiopharmaceuticals That Require Instructions and Records When Administered to Patients Who Are Breastfeeding an Infant or Child,'' has been revised to provide information for the recommended duration of interruption of breastfeeding to ensure that the dose to an infant or child meets the NRC's regulatory requirements.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-15558
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Greater-Than-Class-C and Transuranic Waste
Document Number: 2019-15434
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is requesting comments on a draft regulatory basis to support the development of a rulemaking for the disposal of certain types of greater-than-Class-C waste in a low-level radioactive waste land disposal facility. Greater- than-Class-C waste may include transuranic radionuclides (e.g., isotopes of plutonium) that contaminate nuclear fuel cycle waste. In addition, the NRC plans to hold a public meeting to promote understanding of the draft regulatory basis and to facilitate public comment.
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.