Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Sunshine Act; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-23706
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the Matter of Sabia, Inc., San Diego, CA; Confirmatory Order Modifying License (Effective Immediately)
Document Number: E5-6750
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E5-6716
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste; Meeting on Planning and Procedures; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E5-6715
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 05-23518
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
State of Minnesota: NRC Draft Staff Assessment of a Proposed Agreement Between the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the State of Minnesota
Document Number: 05-22582
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
By letter dated July 6, 2004, Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota requested that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) enter into an Agreement with the State as authorized by Section 274 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (Act). Under the proposed Agreement, the Commission would discontinue, and Minnesota would assume, portions of the Commission's regulatory authority exercised within the State. As required by the Act, NRC is publishing the proposed Agreement for public comment. NRC is also publishing the summary of a Draft Staff Assessment of the Minnesota Program. Comments are requested on the proposed Agreement and the NRC Draft Staff Assessment which finds the Program adequate to protect public health and safety and compatible with NRC's program for regulation of agreement material. The proposed Agreement would release (exempt) persons who possess or use certain radioactive materials in Minnesota from portions of the Commission's regulatory authority. The Act requires that NRC publish those exemptions. Notice is hereby given that the pertinent exemptions have been previously published in the Federal Register and are codified in the Commission's regulations as 10 CFR part 150.
List of Approved Fuel Storage Casks: Standardized NUHOMS® -32PT, -24PHB, and -24PTH Revision 8, Confirmation of Effective Date
Document Number: 05-23393
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of December 5, 2005, for the direct final rule that was published in the Federal Register on September 20, 2005 (70 FR 55023). This direct final rule amended the NRC's regulations to revise the Transnuclear, Inc., Standardized NUHOMS[supreg] System listing to include Amendment No. 8 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1004.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards Subcommittee Meeting on Power Uprates; Revised
Document Number: E5-6550
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
State of Minnesota: NRC Draft Staff Assessment of a Proposed Agreement Between the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the State of Minnesota
Document Number: 05-22581
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
By letter dated July 6, 2004, Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota requested that the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) enter into an Agreement with the State as authorized by section 274 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (Act). Under the proposed Agreement, the Commission would discontinue, and Minnesota would assume, portions of the Commission's regulatory authority exercised within the State. As required by the Act, NRC is publishing the proposed Agreement for public comment. NRC is also publishing the summary of a Draft Staff Assessment of the Minnesota Program. Comments are requested on the proposed Agreement and the NRC Draft Staff Assessment which finds the Program adequate to protect public health and safety and compatible with NRC's program for regulation of agreement material. The proposed Agreement would release (exempt) persons who possess or use certain radioactive materials in Minnesota from portions of the Commission's regulatory authority. The Act requires that NRC publish those exemptions. Notice is hereby given that the pertinent exemptions have been previously published in the Federal Register and are codified in the Commission's regulations as 10 CFR part 150.
Portland General Electric; Notice of Issuance of Amendment to Materials License SNM-2509
Document Number: E5-6415
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Saxton Nuclear Experimental Corporation and GPU Nuclear, Inc.; Notice of Termination of Saxton Nuclear Experimental Corporation Facility Amended Facility License No. DPR-4
Document Number: E5-6414
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is noticing the termination of Amended Facility License No. DPR-4 (NRC Docket No. 50- 146) for the SNEC facility near Saxton, Pennsylvania. Background: The SNEC facility is in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. The SNEC facility operated from 1962 to 1972. It was mainly used for research in various aspects of power reactor technology and to train personnel. The reactor was licensed at 23.5 megawatts of thermal energy. Electric power was produced by sending steam produced by operation of the reactor to a nearby coal-fired power station (because the SNEC facility did not have its own turbine or generator). The nuclear steam supply system was a one-loop pressurized water reactor. After shutdown, the reactor fuel was removed from the facility and shipped to what is now the Department of Energy Savannah River Site in South Carolina. Some minor decommissioning activities were done from 1972 to 1974. The facility was then placed in a monitored storage condition. Support structures and buildings were decontaminated and removed between 1987 and 1992. Full-scale decommissioning activities started in May 1998. In February 2000 the licensees submitted their license termination plan (LTP) for the SNEC facility. Under the provisions of 10 CFR 50.82(a)(10), the NRC approved the LTP by a license amendment dated March 28, 2003. In accordance with the approved LTP, the licensees conducted final status surveys (FSSs) to demonstrate that the facility and site met the criteria in 10 CFR 20.1402 for unrestricted release. The licensees presented the FSS results to the NRC in FSS reports (FSSRs). The licensees submitted an application for termination of SNEC Amended Facility License No. DPR-4 on September 15, 2005. The application states that GPU Nuclear, Inc., has completed the remaining radiological decommissioning activities and the final radiation surveys of the SNEC Facility and the associated PENELEC site in accordance with an NRC-approved LTP and the final radiation surveys demonstrate that the facility and site area meet the criteria in 10 CFR part 20, subpart E, for the decommissioning and release of the site for unrestricted use. The NRC did 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 FSSs were being done in accordance with the licensees' commitments in the LTP and to evaluate the quality of the FSSs by reviewing the FSS procedures, methodology, equipment, surveyor training and qualifications, document quality control, and survey data. The NRC also did independent confirmatory surveys to verify the licensees' FSS results. The confirmatory surveys consisted of surface scans for beta and gamma radiation, direct measurements for total beta activity, and smear sampling for determining removable-radioactivity levels. The NRC staff reviewed the FSSRs and concludes that (i) dismantlement and decontamination activities were performed in accordance with the approved LTP; and (ii) the FSSRs demonstrate that the facility and site have met the criteria for decommissioning in 10 CFR part 20, subpart E. NRC is therefore terminating SNEC Facility Amended Facility License No. DPR-4.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards Subcommittee Meeting on Planning and Procedures; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E5-6413
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Meeting Notice
Document Number: E5-6412
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 05-23145
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-22
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: E5-6367
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-17
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 396, ``Certification of Medical Examination by Facility Licensee.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0024. 4. How often the collection is required: Upon application for an initial operator license, every six years for the renewal of operator or senior operator license, and upon notices of disability. 5. Who is required or asked to report: Facility licensees who are tasked with certifying the medical fitness of an applicant or licensee. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 1,287 (1,150 responses + 137 recordkeepers). 7. The number of annual respondents: 137. 8. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 758 (288 hours for reporting [.25 hours per response] and 470 hours for recordkeeping [3.4 hours per recordkeeper]). 9. An indication of whether section 3507(d), Public Law 104-13 applies: Not Applicable. 10. Abstract: NRC Form 396 is used to transmit information to the NRC regarding the medical condition of applicants for initial operator licenses or renewal of operator licenses and for the maintenance of medical records for all licensed operators. The information is used to determine whether the physical condition and general health of applicants for operator licensees is such that the applicant would not be expected to cause operational errors and endanger public health and safety. 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 January 17, 2006. 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- 0024), 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.
Union of Concerned Scientists and San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace; Partial Grant of Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: E5-6365
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-11-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting in part, a petition for rulemaking (PRM-50-80) submitted by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace (MFP). The petitioners requested two rulemaking actions in PRM-50-80. First, the petitioners requested the regulations establishing conditions of licenses and requirements for evaluating proposed changes, tests, and experiments for nuclear power plants be revised to require licensee evaluation of whether the proposed actions cause protection against radiological sabotage to be decreased and, if so, that the changes, tests, and experiments only be conducted with prior NRC approval. The NRC is contemplating a rulemaking action that would address the petitioners' request and, if issued as a final rule, essentially grant this portion of the petition. Second, the petitioners requested that regulations governing the licensing and operation of nuclear power plants be amended to require licensees to evaluate facilities against specified aerial hazards and make changes to provide reasonable assurance that the ability of the facility to reach and maintain safe shutdown will not be compromised by such aerial hazards. The NRC is deferring resolution of the second issue of the petition at this time. The NRC intends to address this issue when the NRC responds to comments on its proposed Design Basis Threat rule. The petitioners further requested the Commission to suspend the Diablo Canyon Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) proceeding during the NRC's consideration of PRM-50-80. That request was denied by Commission Memorandum and Order CLI-03-04, dated May 16, 2003.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Notice of Issuance of Director's Decision Under 10 CFR 2.206
Document Number: E5-6307
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act; Meeting
Document Number: 05-22796
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Statement of Organization and General Information
Document Number: 05-22672
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is revising its regulations to reflect the renaming of the Office of the Chief Information Officer as the Office of Information Services, the establishment of the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response, the transfer of the responsibility for the allegations program from the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation to the Office of Enforcement, and other minor changes. These amendments are necessary to inform the public of administrative changes within the NRC.
State of Minnesota: NRC Draft Staff Assessment of a Proposed Agreement Between the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the State of Minnesota
Document Number: 05-22580
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
By letter dated July 6, 2004, Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota requested that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) enter into an Agreement with the State as authorized by section 274 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (Act). Under the proposed Agreement, the Commission would discontinue, and Minnesota would assume, portions of the Commission's regulatory authority exercised within the State. As required by the Act, NRC is publishing the proposed Agreement for public comment. NRC is also publishing the summary of a Draft Staff Assessment of the Minnesota Program. Comments are requested on the proposed Agreement and the NRC Draft Staff Assessment which finds the Program adequate to protect public health and safety and compatible with NRC's program for regulation of agreement material. The proposed Agreement would release (exempt) persons who possess or use certain radioactive materials in Minnesota from portions of the Commission's regulatory authority. The Act requires that NRC publish those exemptions. Notice is hereby given that the pertinent exemptions have been previously published in the Federal Register and are codified in the Commission's regulations as 10 CFR part 150.
TXU Generation Company, LP; Biweekly Notice; Notice of Issuance of Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses; Correction
Document Number: E5-6273
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects a notice appearing in the Federal Register on October 25, 2005 (70 FR 61667), that incorrectly issued Amendment No. 120 for Units 1 and 2. The correct amendment No. is 122. This action is necessary to correct the incorrect amendment numbers.
Notice of Availability of Interim Staff Guidance Documents for Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation Casks
Document Number: E5-6268
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Document Number: 05-22099
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards Subcommittee Meeting on Power Uprates; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E5-6245
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste; Revised Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E5-6244
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Disposal of Radioactive Material by Release Into Sanitary Sewer Systems; Withdrawal of Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Document Number: 05-22432
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-11-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is withdrawing an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) that presented possible changes to the regulations governing the release of radionuclides from licensed nuclear facilities into sanitary sewer systems. Changes were proposed to account for the potential for radionuclide concentration during some types of wastewater treatment processes. NRC is withdrawing this advance notice of proposed rulemaking because it has determined that there are no widespread public health and safety concerns due to potential radiation exposures associated with the handling, beneficial use, and disposal of sewage sludge containing radioactive materials. This notice of withdrawal acknowledges public comments sent in response to the ANPR.
State of Minnesota: NRC Draft Staff Assessment of a proposed Agreement Between the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the State of Minnesota
Document Number: 05-22317
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
By letter dated July 6, 2004, Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota requested that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) enter into an Agreement with the State as authorized by section 274 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (Act). Under the proposed Agreement, the Commission would discontinue, and Minnesota would assume, portions of the Commission's regulatory authority exercised within the State. As required by the Act, NRC is publishing the proposed Agreement for public comment. NRC is also publishing the summary of a Draft Staff Assessment of the Minnesota Program. Comments are requested on the proposed Agreement and the NRC Draft Staff Assessment which finds the Program adequate to protect public health and safety and compatible with NRC's program for regulation of agreement material. The proposed Agreement would release (exempt) persons who possess or use certain radioactive materials in Minnesota from portions of the Commission's regulatory authority. The Act requires that NRC publish those exemptions. Notice is hereby given that the pertinent exemptions have been previously published in the Federal Register and are codified in the Commission's regulations as 10 CFR part 150.
Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC and Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact Related to the Proposed License Amendment To Increase the Maximum Reactor Power Level
Document Number: 05-22315
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment as its evaluation of a request by Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC and Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (Entergy or the licensee) for a license amendment to increase the maximum thermal power at Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (VYNPS) from 1593 megawatts-thermal (MWt) to 1912 MWt. This represents a power increase of approximately 20 percent for VYNPS. As stated in the NRC staff's position paper dated February 8, 1996, on the Boiling-Water Reactor Extended Power Uprate (EPU) Program, the NRC staff will prepare an environmental impact statement if it believes a power uprate will have a significant impact on the human environment. The NRC staff did not identify any significant impact from the information provided in the licensee's EPU application for VYNPS or the NRC staff's independent review; therefore, the NRC staff is documenting its environmental review in an environmental assessment. Also, in accordance with the staff's position paper, the draft environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact is being published in the Federal Register with a 30-day public comment period.