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

Portland General Electric Company; Notice of Termination of Trojan Nuclear Plant Facility Operating License No. NPF-1
Document Number: E5-2734
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is noticing the termination of the TNP Facility Operating (Possession Only) License, No. NPF-1, (NRC Docket No. 50-344), located near Portland, Oregon. Background: The TNP facility is located in Columbia County, Oregon, approximately 42 miles north of Portland, Oregon. TNP began commercial operation in May 1976. The reactor output was rated at 3411 MWt with an approximate net electrical output rating of 1130 MWe. The nuclear steam supply system was a four- loop pressurized water reactor designed by Westinghouse Electric Corporation. TNP was shut down for the last time on November 9, 1992. In August 1999, PGE submitted its License Termination Plan (LTP) for the TNP facility. Under the provisions of 10 CFR 50.82(a)(10), the NRC approved the LTP by license amendment dated February 12, 2001. PGE conducted decommissioning activities at TNP in accordance with the approved LTP from February 2001 to December 2004. In accordance with the approved LTP, the licensee conducted final status surveys (FSSs) to demonstrate that the facility and site meet the criteria for unrestricted release as presented in 10 CFR 20.1402. Details of the FSS results were submitted to the NRC in 10 separate FSS reports (FSSRs). PGE submitted an application for termination of the TNP Facility Operating (Possession Only) License, No. NPF-1, on December 20, 2004. The application states that PGE has completed remaining radiological decommissioning and FSSs of the TNP facility and site in accordance with the NRC-approved LTP, and the FSSs demonstrate that the facility and site meet the criteria for decommissioning and release of the site for unrestricted use that are stipulated in 10 CFR part 20, subpart E. The NRC conducted a number of performance-based in-process inspections of the licensee's FSS program during the decommissioning process. The purpose of the inspections was to verify that the FSS was being conducted in accordance with of the commitments made by the licensee in the LTP, and to evaluate the quality of the FSS by reviewing the FSS procedures, methodology, equipment, surveyor training and qualifications, document quality control, and survey data supporting the FSSRs. In addition, the NRC conducted a number of independent confirmatory surveys to verify the FSS results obtained and reported by the licensee. Confirmatory surveys consisted of surface scans for beta and gamma radiation, direct measurements for total beta activity, and collection of smear samples for determining removable radioactivity levels. The NRC staff reviewed the FSS Report and concludes that: (I) Dismantlement and decontamination activities were performed in accordance with the approved LTP; and (ii) The FSS and associated documentation, including an assessment of dose contributions associated with parts released for use before approval of the LTP, demonstrate that the facility and site have met the criteria for decommissioning in 10 CFR Part 20, Subpart E. Therefore, NRC is terminating TNP Facility Operating License No. NPF-1.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 05-10825
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Delegation Changes
Document Number: 05-10710
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is revising its regulations to change the references from Deputy Executive Director for Management Services to Deputy Executive Director for Information Services and Administration and Chief Information Officer. The revision is necessary to reflect a recent realignment in the Office of the Executive Director for Operations. This final rule is necessary to inform the public of organizational changes within the NRC.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E5-2689
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-27
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: Design Information QuestionnaireIAEAN-71 and associated Forms N-72, N-73, N-74, N-75, N-91, N-92, N-93, N-94. 3. The form number if applicable: IAEA Form N-71 and associated Forms N-72, N-73, N-74, N-75, N-91, N-92, N-93, N-94. 4. How often the collection is required: Approximately 1 time annually. 5. Who will be required or asked to report: Licensees of facilities on the U.S. eligible list who have been notified in writing by the Commission to submit the form. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 1. 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 1. 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 360 reporting hours (360 hours per response). 9. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Pub. L. 104-13 applies: N/A. 10. Abstract: Licensees of facilities that appear on the U.S. eligible list, pursuant to the US/IAEA Safeguards Agreement, and who have been notified in writing by the Commission, are required to complete and submit a Design Information Questionnaire, IAEA Form N-71 (and the appropriate associated IAEA Form) or Form N-91, to provide information concerning their installation for use of the International Atomic Energy Agency. 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 June 27, 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 Asalone, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0056), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be e-mailed to JohnA.Asalone@ombeop.gov or submitted by telephone at (202) 395-3087. The NRC Clearance Officer is Brenda Jo. Shelton, 301-415-7233.
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC) Receipt of Request for Action Under 10 CFR 2.2206
Document Number: E5-2687
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Documents Containing Reporting or Recordkeeping Requirements: Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review
Document Number: 05-10550
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-26
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). 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Revision. 2. The title of the information collection: Final Rule10 CFR part 110, Export and Import of Radioactive Materials: Security Policies. 3. The form number if applicable: Not applicable. 4. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 5. Who will be required or asked to report: Any licensee who wishes to export or import the radioactive material subject to the requirements of a specific license listed in Table 1 of the new appendix P to part 110. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 950. 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 30. 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 437.5 hours ( 30 minutes per notification and 15 minutes per recipient's certification to licensee). 9. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Pub. L. 104-13 applies: Applicable. 10. Abstract: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations pertaining to the export and import of nuclear equipment and radioactive materials. This final rule reflects recent changes to the nuclear and radioactive material security policies of the Commission and the Executive Branch, for the import and export of radioactive material. A specific license will be required for the import and export of the radioactive material listed in Table 1 of the new appendix P to this part. A copy of the 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 packages 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 by July 25, 2005: John A. Asalone, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-AH44), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget. Comments can also be e-mailed to John A. Asalone@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at (202) 395-4650. The NRC Clearance Officer is Brenda Jo. Shelton, 301-415-7233.
Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for FY 2005
Document Number: 05-10062
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending the licensing, inspection, and annual fees charged to its applicants and licensees. The 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: E5-2632
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-25
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 26, ``Fitness for Duty Program.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0146. 3. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 4. Who is required or asked to report: All licensees authorized to construct or operate a nuclear power reactor; all licensees authorized to use, possess, or transport Category 1 nuclear material; and contractors/vendors who have developed a fitness-for-duty program that is formally reviewed and approved by a licensee, which meets the requirements of part 26. 5. The number of annual respondents: 69. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 61,143 (5,853 hours reporting [an average of 4.3 hours/ response] and 55,290 hours recordkeeping [an average of 801 hours/ recordkeeper]). 7. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 26, ``Fitness for Duty Program,'' requires licensees of nuclear power plants, contractors/vendors who have developed a fitness-for-duty program that is formally reviewed by a licensee, and licensees authorized to possess, use, or transport Category 1 nuclear material to implement fitness-for-duty programs to assure that personnel are not under the influence of any substance or mentally or physically impaired, to retain certain records associated with the management of these programs, and to provide reports concerning significant events and program performance. Compliance with these program requirements is mandatory for licensees subject to 10 CFR part 26. In addition, licensees of nuclear power plants are required to comply with security order EA-03-038, which implements work hour controls for security force personnel and requires licensees to retain certain records associated with the management of this security order. Submit, by July 25, 2005, comments that address the following questions: 1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC toproperly 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 at infocollectsnrc.gov.
Notice of Opportunity To Comment on Model Safety Evaluation on Technical Specification Improvement Regarding Revision to the Completion Time in STS 3.6.1.3, “Primary Containment Isolation Valves” for General Electric Boiling Water Reactors Using the Consolidated Line Item Improvement Process
Document Number: E5-2631
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has prepared a model safety evaluation (SE) relating to changes to the completion time (CT) in Standard Technical Specification (STS) 3.6.1.3 ``Primary Containment Isolation Valves (PCIVs).'' The proposed change to the Technical Specifications (TS) would extend to 7 days the CT (or allowed outage time (AOT)) to restore an inoperable PCIV or isolate the affected penetration flow path for selected primary containment penetrations with two (or more) PCIVs and for selected primary containment penetrations with only one PCIV. This change is based on analyses provided in a generic topical report (TR) submitted by the Boiling Water Reactors Owner's Group (BWROG). The BWROG participants in the TS Task Force (TSTF) proposed this change to the STS in Change Traveler No. TSTF-454, Revision 0. This notice also includes a model no significant hazards consideration (NSHC) determination relating to this matter. The purpose of these models is to permit the NRC to efficiently process amendments to incorporate this change into plant-specific TS for General Electric boiling water reactors (BWRs). Licensees of nuclear power reactors to which the models apply can request amendments conforming to the models. In such a request, a licensee should confirm the applicability of the SE and NSHC determination to its plant. The NRC staff is requesting comments on the model SE and model NSHC determination before announcing their availability for referencing in license amendment applications.
Export and Import of Nuclear Equipment and Material; Exports to Syria Embargoed
Document Number: 05-10391
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its export/import regulations to remove Syria from the list of restricted destinations and add it to the list of embargoed destinations. This amendment is necessary to conform the NRC's regulations with U.S. law and foreign policy.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Standardized NUHOMS®
Document Number: 05-10390
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-05-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations revising the Transnuclear, Inc., Standardized NUHOMS[reg] System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 8 to Certificate of Compliance Number (CoC No.) 1004. Amendment No. 8 to the Standardized NUHOMS[reg] System CoC would modify the cask design by adding a new spent fuel storage and transfer system, designated the NUHOMS[reg]-24PTH System. The NUHOMS[reg]-24PTH System consists of new or modified components: the -24PTH dry shielded canister (DSC); a new -24PTH DSC basket design; a modified horizontal storage module (HSM), designated the HSM-H; and a modified transfer cask (TC), designated the OS 197FC TC. The NUHOMS[reg]-24PTH System is designed to store fuel with a maximum average burnup of up to 62 gigawatts-day/metric ton of uranium; maximum average initial enrichment of 5.0 weight percent; minimum cooling time of 3.0 years; and maximum heat load of 40.8 kilowatts per DSC, under a general license.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Standardized NUHOMS®
Document Number: 05-10389
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations revising the Transnuclear, Inc., Standardized NUHOMS[reg] System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 8 to Certificate of Compliance Number (CoC No.) 1004. Amendment No. 8 to the Standardized NUHOMS[reg] System CoC will modify the cask design by adding a new spent fuel storage and transfer system, designated the NUHOMS[reg]-24PTH System. The NUHOMS[reg]-24PTH System consists of new or modified components: The -24PTH dry shielded canister (DSC); a new -24PTH DSC basket design; a modified horizontal storage module (HSM), designated the HSM-H; and a modified transfer cask (TC), designated the OS 197FC TC. The NUHOMS[reg]-24PTH System is designed to store fuel with a maximum average burnup of up to 62 gigawatts-day/metric ton of uranium; maximum average initial enrichment of 5.0 weight percent; minimum cooling time of 3.0 years; and maximum heat load of 40.8 kilowatts per DSC, under a general license.
In The Matter Of Andrew Siemaszko; Establishment Of Atomic Safety And Licensing Board
Document Number: E5-2588
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-24
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: E5-2587
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-24
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: NRC Form 64, ``Travel Voucher'' (Part 1); NRC Form 64A, ``Travel Voucher'' (Part 2); and NRC Form 64B, ``Optional Travel Voucher'' (Part 2). 3. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 64; NRC Form 64A and NRC Form 64B. 4. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 5. Who will be required or asked to report: Contractors, consultants and invited NRC travelers who travel in the course of conducting business for the NRC. 6. An estimate of the number of responses: 100. 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 100. 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 100 hours (1 hour for each form). 9. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Pub. L. 104-13 applies: Not applicable. 10. Abstract: As a part of completing the travel process, the traveler must file travel reimbursement vouchers and trip reports. The respondent universe for the above forms include consultants and contractors and those who are invited by the NRC to travel, e.g., prospective employees. Travel expenses that are reimbursed are confined to those expenses essential to the transaction of official business for an approved trip. 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 F23, 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 June 23, 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 (3150-0192), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments may also be emailed 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.
Appointments to Performance Review Boards for Senior Executive Service; Correction
Document Number: E5-2584
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects a notice published on May 17, 2005 (70 FR 28324), that announces the appointments to the NRC Performance Review Boards. This notice is necessary to correct an omission in the listing. On page 28324, in the third column, insert ``Annette Vietti-Cook, Secretary of the Commission'' after the listing for ``Jack R. Strosnider, Director, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.''
USEC, Inc.; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Document Number: E5-2583
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-23
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: E5-2582
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-23
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: 10 CFR 81, Standard Specifications for Granting of Patent Licenses. 3. The form number if applicable: Not applicable. 4. How often the collection is required: Applications for licenses are submitted once. Other reports are submitted annually or as other events require. 5. Who will be required or asked to report: Applicants for and holders of NRC licenses to NRC inventions. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 1. 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 1. 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 37; however, no applications are anticipated during the next three years. 9. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Pub. L. 104-13 applies: Not applicable. 10. 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. 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 0-1F21, 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 June 22, 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 (3150-0121), 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.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 05-10285
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Subcommittee Meeting on Planning and Procedures; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E5-2510
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Meeting Notice
Document Number: E5-2489
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Appointments to Performance Review Boards for Senior Executive Service
Document Number: E5-2461
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has announced the following appointments to the NRC Performance Review Boards. The following individuals are appointed as members of the NRC Performance Review Board (PRB) responsible for making recommendations to the appointing and awarding authorities on performance appraisal ratings and performance awards for Senior Executives and Senior Level employees: Samuel J. Collins, Regional Administrator, Region I. Karen D. Cyr, General Counsel. James E. Dyer, Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. Jesse L. Funches, Chief Financial Officer. William F. Kane, Deputy Executive Director for Reactor & Preparedness Programs, Office of the Executive Director for Operations. Bruce S. Mallett, Regional Administrator, Region IV. Luis A. Reyes, Executive Director for Operations. Jacqueline E. Silber, Deputy Executive Director for Information Services and Administration and Chief Information Officer. Jack R. Strosnider, Director, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. Michael F. Weber, Deputy Director, Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response. James T. Wiggins, Deputy Director, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. The following individuals will serve as members of the NRC PRB Panel that was established to review appraisals and make recommendations to the appointing and awarding authorities for NRC PRB members: Stephen G. Burns, Deputy General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel. Carl J. Paperiello, Director, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. Martin J. Virgilio, Deputy Executive Director for Materials, Research, State and Compliance Programs. All appointments are made pursuant to Section 4314 of Chapter 43 of Title 5 of the United States Code.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 05-9867
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability
Document Number: E5-2415
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Generic Communication; Clarification of Post-Fire Safe-Shutdown Circuit Regulatory Requirements
Document Number: E5-2377
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to issue a regulatory information summary (RIS) to clarify regulatory requirement issues associated with post-fire safe-shutdown circuit analyses and protection, particularly the requirements of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 50 (10 CFR 50), Appendix R, which have been interpreted by licensees in a manner that is not consistent with regulatory expectations. The industry and NRC regional inspectors have requested clarification of regulatory expectations with respect to post-fire safe-shutdown circuits. In addition, clarification of these requirements will assist licensees in evaluating the transition to a risk-informed, performance-based fire protection program. Three terms are to be addressed in this RIS: ``any-and-all'' (with respect to spurious actuations), ``associated circuits,'' and ``emergency control station.'' Clarification of the term ``one-at-a- time'' (with respect to spurious actuations) will be provided in a separate generic communication. For each term addressed, this RIS identifies the applicable NRC regulatory requirement, provides the regulatory expectation with respect to the requirement, and specifies one acceptable approach to achieving regulatory compliance. Attachment 1 to this RIS provides additional discussion that explains the basis for the regulatory expectations, including a discussion of the various ways in which each term or phrase has been interpreted by stakeholders. This RIS also gives the staff's views on the use of Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) guidance document NEI 00-01, ``Guidance for Post-Fire Safe Shutdown Circuit Analysis,'' Revision 1 (ML050310295), in complying with Appendix R. The deterministic methodology presented in NEI 00-01, in conjunction with the guidance in this RIS, is one acceptable approach to achieving regulatory compliance with post-fire safe-shutdown circuit protection requirements. Note that RIS 2004-03, Revision 1, ``Risk-Informed Approach for Post-Fire Safe-Shutdown Circuit Inspections'' (ML042440791) provides guidance on conducting risk-informed circuit inspections, whereas this RIS clarifies the regulatory requirements for compliance with Appendix R. This Federal Register notice is available through the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) under accession number ML051110160.
Draft Regulatory Guide; Issuance, Availability
Document Number: E5-2349
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-12
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: E5-2340
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-12
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: Revision. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR part 52, ``Early Site Permits (ESP); Standard Design Certifications; and Combined Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants''. 3. The form number if applicable: Not applicable. 4. How often the collection is required: On occasion and every 10 to 20 years for applications for renewal. 5. Who will be 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. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 5. 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 3 (2 early site permit applicants, 2 combined license applicants, and 4 design certification applicants are expected over a 3 year period.) 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 185,181 hours (37,036 hours per response). 9. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Pub. L. 104-13 applies: Not applicable. 10. 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. 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 June 13, 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- 0151), 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.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 05-9571
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions