Nuclear Regulatory Commission February 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: HI-STORM 100 Revision
Document Number: 05-3740
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations revising the Holtec International HI-STORM 100 cask system listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 2 to Certificate of Compliance Number (CoC No.) 1014. Amendment No. 2 would modify the present cask system design to include changes to materials used in construction, changes to the types of fuel that can be loaded, changes to shielding and confinement methodologies and assumptions, revisions to various temperature limits, changes in allowable fuel enrichments, and other changes to reflect current NRC staff guidance and use of industry codes under a general license.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: HI-STORM 100 Revision
Document Number: 05-3739
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations revising the Holtec International HI-STORM 100 cask system listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 2 to Certificate of Compliance Number (CoC No.) 1014. Amendment No. 2 will modify the cask design to include changes to materials used in construction, changes to the types of fuel that can be loaded, changes to shielding and confinement methodologies and assumptions, revisions to various temperature limits, changes in allowable fuel enrichments, and other changes to reflect current NRC staff guidance and use of industry codes, under a general license.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: NUHOMS®-24PT4 Revision
Document Number: 05-3738
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations revising the Transnuclear, Inc., Standardized Advanced NUHOMS[reg] System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 1 to Certificate of Compliance Number (CoC No.) 1029. Amendment No. 1 will add another Dry Shielded Canister (DSC), designated NUHOMS[supreg]-24PT4, to the authorized contents of the Standardized Advanced NUHOMS[supreg] System. Also, the rule will be amended to correct a typographical error that incorrectly states the expiration date of the CoC.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: NUHOMS®
Document Number: 05-3737
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations revising the Transnuclear, Inc., Standardized Advanced NUHOMS[reg] System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 1 to Certificate of Compliance Number (CoC No.) 1029. Amendment No. 1 would add another Dry Shielded Canister, designated NUHOMS[reg]-24PT4, to the authorized contents of the Standardized Advanced NUHOMS[reg] System. Also, the NRC staff is proposing that changes be made to the rule to correct a typographical error that incorrectly states the expiration date of the CoC.
Availability of the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research Draft Report Entitled, “Station Blackout Risk Evaluation for Nuclear Power Plants,” for Comment
Document Number: 05-3736
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the availability of the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research draft report entitled, ``Station Blackout Risk Evaluation for Nuclear Power Plants.''
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Meeting Notice
Document Number: 05-3734
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will convene a meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) on April 20 and 21, 2005. A sample of agenda items to be discussed during the public sessions includes: (1) Status of Rulemaking: Pt. 35 Training and Experience; (2) Status and Update: Redefining Medical Events; (3) Case Experience in Using I-125 Seeds as Markers; (4) FDA Radiation Dose Limits for Human Research Subjects Using Certain Radiolabeled Drugs, and (5) Establishing Guidance on Exceeding Dose Limits for Members of the Public who would serve as Caregivers to Persons undergoing Radiopharmaceutical Therapy. To review the agenda, see http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/acmui/agenda/ or contact arm@nrc.gov. Furthermore, the ACMUI will brief the Commission regarding its activities, on April 20, 2005. Purpose: Discuss issues related to 10 CFR 35, Medical Use of Byproduct Material. Dates and Times for Public Meetings: April 20, 2005, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and April 21, 2005, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Address for Public Meetings: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852. The precise room number where the meeting will be held will be announced in reader boards located throughout the hotel. Date and Time for Closed Session Meeting: April 21, 2005, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. This session will be closed so that NRC staff can brief the ACMUI on sensitive information regarding protective security measures, and so that the ACMUI can discuss internal personnel matters. Address for Closed Session Meeting: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852. The precise room number where the meeting will be held will be announced in reader boards located throughout the hotel. Date and Time for Commission Briefing: April 20, 2005, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Address for Commission Briefing: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, One White Flint North Building, Commissioners' Hearing Room 1G16, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD, 20852-2738.
Draft Regulatory Guide; Issuance, Availability
Document Number: 05-3626
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 05-3625
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Broadening Scope of Access Authorization and Facility Security Clearance Regulations: Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule
Document Number: 05-3489
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is withdrawing a direct final rule that would have broadened the scope of the regulations to include persons who may need access to classified information in connection with licensing and regulatory activities under the regulations that govern the disposal of high-level radioactive waste in geologic repositories, and persons who may need access to classified information in connection with other activities as the Commission may determine, such as vendors of advanced reactor designs. In addition, this direct final rule would have broadened the scope of the regulations applicable to procedures for obtaining facility security clearances. The NRC is withdrawing this direct final rule because it has received significant adverse comments in response to an identical proposed rule which was published concurrently with the direct final rule.
Seeks Qualified Candidates for the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards
Document Number: 05-3488
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking qualified candidates for appointment to its Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS).
Regulatory Guide; Issuance, Availability
Document Number: 05-3400
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3399
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC has recently submitted to OMB for review the following proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: NUREG/BR-0238, Materials Annual Fee Billing Handbook; NRC Form 628, ``Financial EDI Authorization''; NUREG/BR-0254, Payment Methods; NRC Form 629, ``Authorization for Payment by Credit Card''. 3. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 628, ``Financial EDI Authorization''; NRC Form 629, ``Authorization for Payment by Credit Card''. 4. How often the collection is required: Annually. 5. Who will be required or asked to report: Anyone doing business with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission including licensees, applicants and individuals who are required to pay a fee for inspections and licenses. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 7,330 (10 for NRC Form 628 and 7,320 for NRC Form 629 and NUREG/BR-0254). 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 7,330 (10 for NRC Form 628 and 7,320 for NRC Form 629 and NUREG/BR-0254). 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 611 (.8 hour for NRC Form 628 and 610 hours for NRC Form 629 and NUREG/BR-0254). 9. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Pub. L. 104-13 applies: Not applicable. 10. Abstract: The U.S. Department of the Treasury encourages the public to pay monies owed the government through use of the Automated Clearinghouse Network and credit cards. These two methods of payment are used by licensees, applicants, and individuals to pay civil penalties, full cost licensing fees, and inspection fees to the NRC. A copy of the final supporting statement may be viewed free of charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O-1 F21, Rockville, MD 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site: http:// www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by March 25, 2005. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given to comments received after this date. John A. Asalone, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150- 0190), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be e-mailed to JohnA.Asalone@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at (202) 395-4650. The NRC Clearance Officer is Brenda Jo. Shelton, (301) 415-7233.
Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc.; Millstone Power Station, Unit No. 2; Exemption
Document Number: 05-3398
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Meeting Notice
Document Number: 05-3396
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 05-3395
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Request To Amend License To Import Radioactive Waste
Document Number: 05-3264
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3263
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is preparing a submittal to OMB for review of continued approval of information collections under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted: 1. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 81, Standard Specification for Granting of Patent Licenses. 2. Current OMB approval number: 31500121. 3. How often the collection is required: Application for licenses are submitted once. Other reports are submitted annually or as other events required. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Applicants for and holders of NRC Licenses to NRC inventions. 5. The number of annual respondents: 1. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 37 hours estimated; however, no applications are anticipated during the next 3 years. 7. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 81 establishes the standard specifications for the issuance of licenses to rights in inventions covered by patents or patent applications invested in the United States, as represented by or in the custody of the Commission and other patents in which the Commission has legal rights. Submit, by April 25, 2005, comments that address the following questions: 1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical utility? 2. Is the burden estimate accurate? 3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected? 4. How can the burden of the information collection be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology? A copy of the draft supporting statement may be viewed free of charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O-1 F21, Rockville, MD 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site: http:// www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the NRC Clearance Officer, Brenda Jo. Shelton (T-5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-7233, or by Internet electronic mail to INFOCOLLECTS@NRC.GOV.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, Subcommittee Meeting on Planning and Procedures; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-3261
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Meeting Notice
Document Number: 05-3260
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will convene a teleconference meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) on March 8, 2005. The meeting will be a continued discussion on the ``Update to Medical Event Criteria Definition.'' During this discussion, an ACMUI subcommittee will forward to the full ACMUI its final recommendations regarding revision of the medical event criteria definition in 10 CFR Part 35. NRC staff is seeking the ACMUI's recommendations on this issue, as well as any recommendations on communicating associated risks to the public.
Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for FY 2005
Document Number: 05-3128
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend the licensing, inspection, and annual fees charged to its applicants and licensees. The proposed amendments are necessary to implement the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (OBRA-90), as amended, which requires that the NRC recover approximately 90 percent of its budget authority in fiscal year (FY) 2005, less the amounts appropriated from the Nuclear Waste Fund (NWF). The total amount to be recovered for FY 2005 is approximately $540.7 million. After accounting for carryover and billing adjustments, the net amount to be recovered through fees is approximately $538 million.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3050
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is preparing a submittal to OMB for review of continued approval of information collections under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted: 1. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 536, ``Operator Licensing Examination Data''. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0131. 3. How often the collection is required: Annually. 4. Who is required or asked to report: All holders of operator licenses or construction permits for nuclear power reactors. 5. The number of annual respondents: 80. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 80. 7. Abstract: NRC is requesting renewal of its clearance to annually request all commercial power reactor licensees and applicants for an operating license to voluntarily send to the NRC: (1) Their projected number of candidates for operator licensing initial examinations; (2) the estimated dates of the examinations; (3) if the examination will be facility developed or NRC developed, and (4) the estimated number of individuals that will participate in the Generic Fundamentals Examination (GFE) for that calendar year. Except for the GFE, this information is used to plan budgets and resources in regard to operator examination scheduling in order to meet the needs of the nuclear industry. Submit, by April 18, 2005, comments that address the following questions: 1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical utility? 2. Is the burden estimate accurate? 3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected? 4. How can the burden of the information collection be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology? A copy of the draft supporting statement may be viewed free of charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O-1 F21, Rockville, MD 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site: http:// www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the NRC Clearance Officer, Brenda Jo. Shelton (T-5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-7233, or by Internet electronic mail to INFOCOLLECTS@NRC.GOV.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request
Document Number: 05-2951
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is preparing a submittal to OMB for review of continued approval of information collections under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted: 1. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 36 Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Irradiators. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0158. 3. How often the collection is required: On occasion. It is estimated that there are approximately 3 NRC and 10 Agreement State reports submitted annually. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Irradiator licensees licensed by NRC or an Agreement State. 5. The estimated number of annual respondents: 95 (19 NRC licensees and 76 Agreement State licensees). 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 44,356 (8,872 hours for NRC licensees [8,712 recordkeeping + 160 reporting] and 35,484 hours for Agreement State licensees [34,846 recordkeeping + 638 reporting]), or 467 hours per licensee. 7. Abstract: 10 CFR part 36 contains requirements for the issuance of a license authorizing the use of sealed sources containing radioactive materials in irradiators used to irradiate objects or materials for a variety of purposes in research, industry, and other fields. The subparts cover specific requirements for obtaining a license or license exemption, design and performance criteria for irradiators; and radiation safety requirements for operating irradiators, including requirements for operator training, written operating and emergency procedures, personnel monitoring, radiation surveys, inspection, and maintenance. Part 36 also contains the recordkeeping and reporting requirements that are necessary to ensure that the irradiator is being safely operated so that it poses no danger to the health and safety of the general public and the irradiator employees. Submit, by April 18, 2005, comments that address the following questions: 1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical utility? 2. Is the burden estimate accurate? 3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected? 4. How can the burden of the information collection be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology? A copy of the draft supporting statement may be viewed free of charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O-1 F21, Rockville, MD 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site: http:// www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the NRC Clearance Officer, Brenda Jo. Shelton, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, T-5 F53, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-7233, or by Internet electronic mail to INFOCOLLECTS@NRC.GOV.
Draft Regulatory Guide; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 05-2950
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 05-2952
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Final Regulatory Guide; Issuance, Availability
Document Number: 05-2854
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Draft Regulatory Guide; Issuance, Availability
Document Number: 05-2853
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Carolina Power & Light Company; Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations; Correction
Document Number: 05-2787
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects a notice appearing in the Federal Register on February 1, 2005 (70 FR 5233), that incorrectly listed H. B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant, Unit No. 2 in addition to Brunswick Steam Electric Plant, Units 1 and 2 in the title, and garbled the description of the amendments. This action is necessary to correct the erroneous notice in its entirety.
Protection of Safeguards Information
Document Number: 05-2665
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations for the protection of Safeguards Information (SGI) to protect SGI from inadvertent release and unauthorized disclosure which might compromise the security of nuclear facilities and materials. The proposed amendments are consistent with recent Commission practices reflected in orders and threat advisories, issued since September 11, 2001. The proposed amendments would affect certain licensees, information, and materials not currently specified in the regulations, but which are within the scope of Commission authority under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (AEA).
Hydro Resources, Inc.; Notice of Reconstitution
Document Number: 05-2565
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-2482
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is preparing a submittal to OMB for review of continued approval of information collections under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted: 1. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 52, ``Early Site Permits (ESP); Standard Design Certifications; and Combined Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants''. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0151. 3. How often the collection is required: On occasion and every 10 to 20 years for applications for renewal. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Designers of commercial nuclear power plants, electric power companies, and any person eligible under the Atomic Energy Act to apply for a construction permit for a nuclear power plant. 5. The number of annual respondents: 2.666 (2 early site permit applicants, 2 combined license applicants, and 4 design certification applicants are expected over a 3 year period.). 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 205,161 hours. 7. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 52 establishes requirements for the granting of early site permits, certifications of standard nuclear power plant designs, and licenses which combine in a single license a construction permit, and an operating license with conditions (combined licenses), manufacturing licenses, standard design approvals, and pre- application reviews of site suitability issues. Part 52 also establishes requirements for renewal of those approvals, permits, certifications, and licenses; amendments to them; exemptions from certifications; and variances from early site permits. NRC uses the information collected to assess the adequacy and suitability of an applicant's site, plant design, construction, training and experience, and plans and procedures for the protection of public health and safety. The NRC review of such information and the findings derived from that information from the basis of NRC decisions and actions concerning the issuance, modification, or revocation of site permits, design certifications, combined licenses, and manufacturing licenses for nuclear power plants. Submit, by April 11, 2005, comments that address the following questions: 1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical utility? 2. Is the burden estimate accurate? 3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected? 4. How can the burden of the information collection be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology? A copy of the draft supporting statement may be viewed free of charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O-1 F21, Rockville, MD 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site: http:// www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the NRC Clearance Officer, Brenda Jo. Shelton (T-5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-7233, or by Internet electronic mail to INFOCOLLECTS@NRC.GOV.
Sunshine Act; Meetings
Document Number: 05-2481
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
All Tech Corporation; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Document Number: 05-2367
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-2245
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Revised
Document Number: 05-2241
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Duke Cogema Stone and Webster's Proposed Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility; Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 05-2137
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on the proposed construction and operation of a mixed oxide (MOX) fuel fabrication facility at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. The FEIS is being issued as part of the NRC's decision-making process on whether to authorize Duke Cogema Stone & Webster (DCS), a contractor of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), to construct and operate the proposed MOX fuel fabrication facility (MOX facility). The proposed MOX facility would convert depleted uranium dioxide and weapons-grade plutonium dioxide into MOX fuel. The FEIS discusses the purpose and need for the proposed MOX facility, and reasonable alternatives to the proposed action, including the no-action alternative. The FEIS also discusses the environment potentially affected by the proposal, presents and compares the potential environmental impacts resulting from the proposed action and its alternatives, and identifies mitigation measures that could eliminate or lessen the potential environmental impacts. The FEIS is being issued as part of the NRC's decision-making process on whether to authorize DCS to begin construction of the proposed MOX facility. The FEIS will also be relevant to any later decision on whether to authorize DCS to operate the MOX facility. Based on the evaluation in the FEIS, the NRC environmental review staff have concluded that the proposed action will generally have small effects on the public and existing environment. This FEIS reflects the final analysis of environmental impacts of DCS's proposal and its alternatives including the consideration of public comments received by the NRC. In addition, the FEIS provides summaries of the substantive public comments on the draft EIS, and responses, as appropriate. Several pages in the FEIS have been removed from public access based on the additional security reviews that the NRC initiated on October 25, 2004. The material on these pages is being withheld pursuant to 10 CFR 2.390(a).\1\