Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E5-4104
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is preparing a submittal to OMB for review of continued approval of information collections under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted: 1. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 396, ``Certification of Medical Examination by Facility Licensee''. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0024. 3. 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. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Facility licensees who are tasked with certifying the medical fitness of an applicant or licensee. 5. The number of annual respondents: 137. 6. 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)). 7. 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. Submit, by October 3, 2005, comments that address the following questions: 1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical utility? 2. Is the burden estimate accurate? 3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected? 4. How can the burden of the information collection be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology? A copy of the draft supporting statement may be viewed free of charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O-1 F21, Rockville, MD 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC 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 about the information collection requirements may be directed to the NRC Clearance Officer, Brenda Jo Shelton (T-5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-7233, or by Internet electronic mail to infocollects@nrc.gov.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 05-15283
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Entergy Operations, Inc., Arkansas Nuclear One, Unit 1; Exemption
Document Number: 05-15125
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Generic Communication Inaccessible or Underground Cable Failures That Disable Accident Mitigation Systems
Document Number: 05-15124
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to issue a generic letter (GL) to: Alert the licensees on the potential susceptibility of certain cables to affect the operability of multiple accident-mitigation systems; Request that addressees provide information regarding the monitoring of the inaccessible or underground electrical cables in light of the information provided in this letter. Adequate monitoring will ensure that cables will not fail abruptly and cause plant transients or disable accident mitigation systems when they are needed; Require addressees, to submit a written response to this generic letter pursuant to 10 CFR 50.54(f). This Federal Register notice is available through the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) under accession number ML050880448.
In the Matter of Envirocare of Utah, Inc.; Order Modifying Exemption From 10 CFR Part 70
Document Number: 05-15123
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E5-4065
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company, Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit 1; Exemption
Document Number: E5-4012
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Announcement of a Public Meeting To Discuss Selected Topics for the Review of Emergency Preparedness (EP) Regulations and Guidance for Commercial Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: E5-4011
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) reassessment of emergency preparedness following September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks concluded that the planning basis for emergency preparedness (EP) remains valid. However, as part of our continuing EP review, some enhancements are being considered to EP regulations and guidance due to the terrorist acts of 9/11; technological advances; the need for clarification based upon more than 20 years of experience; lessons learned during drills and exercises; and responses to actual events. Therefore, the NRC will hold a one and one-half-day public meeting to obtain stakeholder input on selected topics for the review of EP regulations and guidance for commercial nuclear power plants and to discuss EP-related issues that arose during an NRC/FEMA workshop at the 2005 National Radiological Emergency Preparedness (NREP) Conference.
In the Matter of David H. Hawes; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Document Number: E5-4010
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
National Source Tracking of Sealed Sources
Document Number: 05-14919
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations to implement a National Source Tracking System for certain sealed sources. The proposed amendments would require licensees to report certain transactions involving these sealed sources to the National Source Tracking System. These transactions would include manufacture, transfer, receipt, or disposal of the nationally tracked source. The proposed amendment would also require each licensee to provide its initial inventory of nationally tracked sources to the National Source Tracking System and annually verify and reconcile the information in the system with the licensee's actual inventory. In addition, the proposed amendment would require manufacturers to assign a unique serial number to each nationally tracked source.
In the Matter of AVI Food Systems, Inc.; Confirmatory Order (Effective Immediately)
Document Number: E5-3967
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Emergency Preparedness and Response Actions for Security Based Events
Document Number: E5-3943
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued Bulletin (BL) 2005-02 to all holders of operating licenses for nuclear power reactors, except those who have permanently ceased operation and have certified that fuel has been removed from the reactor vessel. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing this bulletin to: 1. Notify addressees about NRC staff's need for information associated with emergency preparedness (EP) for security-based events at a nuclear power plant; 2. Request addressees provide information to the NRC within 30 days of this bulletin regarding actions taken or planned to be taken in the areas discussed below: a. Security-based emergency classification levels and emergency action levels (EALs), emergency response organization augmentation for security-based events, and a security-based EP drill and exercise program, b. Accelerated NRC notifications and onsite protective measures; 3. If actions regarding the topics covered in this bulletin have not been taken, the addressees are requested to provide a schedule detailing expected completion dates for all pending activities; and 4. Require addressees to provide a written response to the NRC in accordance with 10 CFR 50.54(f). This Federal Register notice is available through the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) under accession number ML051990027.
Proposed Generic Communication; Impact of Potentially Degraded Hemyc and Mt Fire Barriers on Compliance With Approved Fire Protection Programs
Document Number: E5-3941
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to issue a generic letter (GL) to: (1) Request that addressees evaluate their facilities to confirm compliance with the existing applicable regulatory requirements in light of the information provided in this generic letter and, if appropriate, take additional actions. Specifically, although Hemyc and MT fire barriers in nuclear power plants (NPPs) may be relied on to protect electrical and instrumentation cables and equipment that provide safe shutdown capability during a fire, recent NRC testing has revealed that both materials failed to provide the protective function intended for compliance with existing regulations, for the configurations tested using the acceptance criteria in Generic Letter (GL) 86-10, Supplement 1, ``Fire Endurance Test Acceptance Criteria for Fire Barrier Systems Used To Separate Redundant Safe Shutdown Trains Within the Same Fire Area.'' (2) Require that addressees submit a written response to the NRC in accordance with NRC regulations in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 50.54(f) (10 CFR 50.54(f)). This Federal Register notice is available through the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) under accession number ML051540292.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 05-14674
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: NAC-UMS Revision 4
Document Number: 05-14568
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations revising the NAC International, Inc., NAC-UMS Universal Storage System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 4 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) Number 1015. Amendment No. 4 to the NAC-UMS CoC would modify the cask design by replacing the specific term ``zircaloy'' with the more generic term ``zirconium alloy''; revising the definitions of ``operable'' and ``site specific fuel''; revising vacuum drying pressure and time limits; revising short-term temperature limits and completion times for the heat removal system; clarifying the surface dose rate surveillance; adding a dissolved boron concentration option; deleting a redundant boron concentration administrative control; adding an alternate site-specific design basis earthquake analysis; and incorporating editorial and administrative changes.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: NAC-UMS Revision 4
Document Number: 05-14567
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations revising the NAC International, Inc., NAC-UMS Universal Storage System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 4 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) Number 1015. Amendment No. 4 to the NAC-UMS CoC will modify the cask design by replacing the specific term ``zircaloy'' with the more generic term ``zirconium alloy''; revising the definitions of ``operable'' and ``site specific fuel''; revising vacuum drying pressure and time limits; revising short-term temperature limits and completion times for the heat removal system; clarifying the surface dose rate surveillance; adding a dissolved boron concentration option; deleting a redundant boron concentration administrative control; adding an alternate site-specific design basis earthquake analysis; and incorporating editorial and administrative changes.
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company; Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations; Correction
Document Number: 05-14363
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects a notice appearing in the Federal Register on June 21, 2005 (70 FR 35737), that incorrectly referenced the date of an amendment request. This action is necessary to correct an erroneous date. The correct date of the amendment request is April 13, 2005.
Union Electric Company; Notice of Withdrawal of Application for Amendment to Facility Operating License
Document Number: 05-14361
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-14360
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-21
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 354, Data Report on Spouse'. 3. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 354. 4. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 5. Who will be required or asked to report: NRC employees, contractors, licensees, and applicants who marry after completing NRC's Personnel Security forms, or marry after having been granted an NRC access authorization or employment clearance. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 60. 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 60. 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 12 hours (.20 hour per response). 9. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Pub. L. 104-13 applies: N/A. 10. Abstract: Completion of the NRC Form 354 is a mandatory requirement for NRC employees, contractors, licensees, and applicants who marry after submission of the Personnel Security Forms, or after receiving an access authorization or employment clearance to permit the NRC to assure there is no increased risk to the common defense and security. 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 August 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- 0026), 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.
In the Matter of Richard M. Probasco; Confirmatory Order (Effective Immediately)
Document Number: 05-14359
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Export and Import of Nuclear Equipment and Material: Nuclear Grade Graphite
Document Number: 05-14208
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) export/import regulations in 10 CFR part 110 are being revised to remove the NRC's export licensing requirements for nuclear grade graphite for non- nuclear end use. The purpose of this change is to remove from NRC export licensing jurisdiction nuclear materials which are not of significance from a nuclear proliferation perspective. The responsibility for the licensing of exports of nuclear grade graphite for non-nuclear end use will be transferred to the Department of Commerce (DOC). The DOC is publishing elsewhere in this Federal Register a final rule that places such exports under its jurisdiction.
Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste; Meeting on Planning and Procedures; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E5-3859
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E5-3857
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Public Meeting To Discuss the Safety Evaluation Report and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed National Enrichment Facility in Lea County, NM
Document Number: E5-3834
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will be holding a public meeting in the Eunice Community Center, Eunice, New Mexico, to discuss the Safety Evaluation Report (SER), NUREG-1827, and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), NUREG-1790, for Louisana Energy Services' (LES') proposed National Enrichment Facility (NEF) in Lea County, New Mexico. The SER and FEIS document the NRC staff's findings during the safety and environmental review for the proposed NEF. Both documents are available on the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/. Purpose: This meeting will provide an opportunity to hear a summary of, and to ask questions about, the staff's review of LES' application presented in the SER and FEIS. Time/Date: The public meeting will be held on August 2, 2005, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Place: Eunice Community Center, 1115 Avenue I, Eunice, New Mexico.