Nuclear Regulatory Commission June 2, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Virginia Electric and Power Company, d/b/a Dominion Virginia Power, and Old Dominion Electric Cooperative; Correction to Notice of Hearing and Opportunity To Petition for Leave To Intervene on a Combined License for North Anna Unit 3
Document Number: E8-12179
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects a Notice of Hearing (regarding an application for a combined license) published in the Federal Register on March 10, 2008 (73 FR 12760) and a supplement to the Notice of Hearing published in the Federal Register on April 18, 2008 (73 FR 21162), which incorrectly identify the applicants. This action is necessary to correctly identify the applicants.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-12174
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-02
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. The NRC published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period on this information collection on February 14, 2008. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: Notice of Enforcement Discretion (NOEDs) For Operating Power Reactors and Gaseous Diffusion Plants (GDP) (NRC Enforcement Policy). 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0136. 4. The form number if applicable: N/A. 5. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 6. Who is required or asked to report: Nuclear power reactor licensees and gaseous diffusion plant certificate holders. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: Approximately 14. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: Approximately 14. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 1,825. 10. Abstract: The NRC's Enforcement Policy addresses circumstances in which the NRC may exercise enforcement discretion. A specific type of enforcement discretion is designated as a NOED and relates to circumstances which may arise where a nuclear power plant licensee's compliance with a Technical Specification Limiting Condition for Operation or other license conditions would involve: (1) An unnecessary plant shutdown; (2) performance of testing, inspection, or system realignment that is inappropriate for the specific plant conditions; or (3) unnecessary delays in plant startup without a corresponding health and safety benefit. Similarly, for a gaseous diffusion plant, circumstances may arise where compliance with a Technical Safety Requirement or other condition would unnecessarily call for a total plant shutdown, or, compliance would unnecessarily place the plant in a condition where safety, safeguards or security features were degraded or inoperable. A licensee or certificate holder seeking the issuance of an NOED must provide a written justification, in accordance with guidance provided in NRC Inspection Manual, Part 9900, which documents the safety basis for the request and provides whatever other information the NRC staff deems necessary to decide whether or not to exercise discretion. 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 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 30 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by July 2, 2008. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-12172
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-02
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. The NRC published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period on this information collection on March 3, 2008. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 100, ``Reactor Site Criteria.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0093. 4. The form number if applicable: Not applicable. 5. How often the collection is required: As necessary in order for the NRC to assess the adequacy of proposed seismic design bases and the design bases for other site 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. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Applicants and licensees for nuclear power and test reactors. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: Approximately 5.33 (16 responses in three years). Note that this estimate was revised from the estimate published in the 60-day Federal Register Notice for this collection, in which the NRC estimated that it would receive 9 annual responses. The estimate was adjusted to better reflect the number of applications the NRC anticipates receiving during the three- year clearance period. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: Approximately 5.33. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 389,090 (73,000 hours per applicant). 10. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 100, A 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 2, 2008. 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.
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Meeting Notice
Document Number: E8-12170
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will convene a teleconference meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) on July 21, 2008, to discuss the 10 CFR Part 35 rulemaking on permanent implant brachytherapy and the technical basis to support rulemaking in response to the Ritenour Petition for Rulemaking (PRM 35-20). A copy of the agenda for the meeting will be available at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/acmui/agenda or by contacting Ms. Ashley Tull using the information below.