Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: HI-STORM 100 Revision
Document Number: 05-11216
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to revise 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 (CoC) Number 1014. Amendment No. 2 modifies 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E5-2868
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-06
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 current valid OMB control number. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Revision. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 20 Standards for Protection Against Radiation. 3. The form number if applicable: Not applicable. 4. How often the collection is required: Annually for most reports and at license termination for reports dealing with decommissioning. 5. Who will be required or asked to report: NRC licensees, including those requesting license termination. 6. An estimate of the number of responses: 5,019 (507 plus 4,512 recordkeepers). 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 4,512. 8. An estimate of the number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 128,669 hours (4,909 hours for reporting [9.68 hours per response] plus 123,760 hours for recordkeeping [27.43 hours per recordkeeper]). 9. An indication of whether section 3507(d), Pub. L. 104-13 applies: Not applicable. 10. Abstract: 10 CFR part 20 establishes standards for protection against ionizing radiation resulting from activities conducted under licenses issued by the NRC. These standards require the establishment of radiation protection programs, maintenance of radiation records, recording of radiation received by workers, reporting of incidents which could cause exposure to radiation, submittal of an annual report to NRC of the results of individual monitoring, and submittal of license termination information. These mandatory requirements are needed to protect occupationally exposed individuals from undue risks of excessive exposure to ionizing radiation and to protect the health and safety of the public. 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 World Wide 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 July 6, 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- 0014), 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E5-2867
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-06
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 100, ``Reactor Site Criteria''. 3. The form number if applicable: Not applicable. 4. How often the collection is required: As necessary in order for NRC to assess the adequacy of proposed seismic design bases and the design bases for other geological hazards for nuclear power and test reactors constructed and licensed in accordance with 10 CFR parts 50 and 52 and the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended. 5. Who will be required or asked to report: Applicants and licensees for nuclear power and test reactors. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 2. 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: .33 (1 respondent every 3 years). 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 8,711. 9. An indication of whether section 3507(d), Pub. L. 104-13 applies: Not applicable. 10. Abstract: 10 CFR part 100, ``Reactor Site Criteria,'' establishes approval requirements for proposed sites for the purpose of constructing and operating stationary power and testing reactors pursuant to the provisions of 10 CFR parts 50 or 52. These reactors are required to be sited, designed, constructed, and maintained to withstand geologic hazards, such as faulting, seismic hazards, and the maximum credible earthquake, to protect the health and safety of the public and the environment. Non-seismic siting criteria must also be evaluated. Non-seismic siting criteria include such factors as population density, the proximity of man-related hazards, and site atmospheric dispersion characteristics. NRC uses the information required by 10 CFR part 100 to evaluate whether natural phenomena and potential man-made hazards will be appropriately accounted for in the design of nuclear power and test reactors. 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 July 6, 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 (3150-0093), 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.
United States Geological Survey Triga Reactor Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: E5-2849
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-03
Agency: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E5-2847
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-03
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 Part 75 Safeguards on Nuclear Material, Implementation of US/IAEA Agreement. 3. The form number if applicable: N/A. 4. How often the collection is required: Installation information is submitted upon written notification from the Commission. Changes are submitted as they occur. Nuclear material accounting and control information is submitted in accordance with specific instructions. 5. Who will be required or asked to report: All persons licensed or certified by the Commission or Agreement States to possess source or special nuclear material at an installation specified on the U.S. eligible facilities list as determined by the Secretary of State or his designee and filed with the Commission, as well as holders of construction permits and persons who intend to receive source material. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 8. 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: Seven, one of which perform the reporting and recordkeeping and the other six perform the recordkeeping only. The NRC-licensed facilities selected for inspection will be reporting or updating design information. This one facility and the six facilities selected pursuant to a separate protocol will maintain transfer and material balance records, but reporting to the IAEA will be through the U.S. State system (Nuclear Materials Management and Safeguards System). 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 2,800 (.2 hours for reporting and 2,800 hours for recordkeeping [400 hours per recordkeeper]). 9. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Public Law 104-13 applies: N/A. 10. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 75 establishes requirements to implement the agreement between the United States and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Under that agreement, NRC is required to collect information and make it available to the IAEA. 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 July 5, 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- 0055), 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.
Receipt of Request for Action Under 10 CFR 2.206
Document Number: E5-2846
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Broadening Scope of Access Authorization and Facility Security Clearance Regulations
Document Number: 05-10933
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) is amending its regulations to broaden the scope of the regulations applicable to persons who may require access to classified information, to include persons who may need access 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 in connection with other activities as the Commission may determine, such as vendors of advanced reactor designs. The Commission is also amending its regulations to broaden the scope of the regulations applicable to procedures for obtaining facility security clearances, to include persons who may need to use, process, store, reproduce, transmit, transport, or handle NRC classified information in connection with the above-identified activities. In addition, NRC is correcting the scope section of the regulations that govern access authorization for licensee personnel to include certificate holders and applicants for a certificate; clarifying the definition of ``license'' in the regulations that govern access authorization for licensee personnel and govern facility security clearance to include a reference to the regulations that govern combined licenses; correcting a typographical error in the definition of ``security container'' in its facility security regulations; and updating the references to Executive Order 12958 which has been amended.
Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste, Meeting on Planning and Procedures; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E5-2763
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E5-2762
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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