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

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-14716
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC invites public comment about our intention to request the OMB's approval for renewal of an existing information collection that is summarized below. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register 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: Voluntary Reporting of Performance Indicators. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0195. 3. How often the collection is required: Quarterly. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Power reactor licensees. 5. The number of annual respondents: 104. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: Approximately 84,500 hours (83,200 reporting hours plus 1,300 recordkeeping hours for 26 recordkeepers). 7. Abstract: As part of a joint industry-NRC initiative, the NRC receives information submitted voluntarily by power reactor licensees regarding selected performance attributes known as performance indicators (PIs). PIs are objective measures of the performance of licensee systems or programs. The NRC's reactor oversight process uses PI information, along with the results of inspections, as the basis for NRC conclusions regarding plant performance and necessary regulatory response. Licensees transmit PIs electronically to reduce burden on themselves and the NRC. Submit, by August 29, 2008, 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 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 submitted in writing or in electronic form will be made available for public inspection. Because your comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information, the NRC cautions you against including any information in your submission that you do not want to be publicly disclosed. Comments submitted should reference Docket No. NRC-2008-0358. You may submit your comments by any of the following methods. Electronic comments: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket No. NRC-2008-0358. Mail comments to NRC Clearance Officer, Margaret A. Janney (T-5 F52), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the NRC Clearance Officer, Margaret A. Janney (T-5 F52), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-7245, or by e-mail to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request; Correction
Document Number: E8-14487
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects a notice appearing in the Federal Register on June 18, 2008 (73 FR 34797) that incorrectly stated the number of annual responses for the information collection titled, ``10 CFR Part 54, Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants.'' This action is necessary to correct erroneous information about public burden for this information collection.
Ohio State University Research Reactor; Notice of Issuance of Renewed Facility License No. R-75
Document Number: E8-14486
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-26
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: E8-14347
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-25
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 April 2, 2008. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 61 Licensing Requirements for Land Disposal of Radioactive Waste. 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0135. 4. How often the collection is required: Applications for licenses are submitted as needed. Other reports are submitted annually and as other events require. 5. Who will be required or asked to report: Applicants for and holders of an NRC license (to include Agreement States) for land disposal of low-level radioactive waste; and all generators, collectors, and processors of low-level waste intended for disposal at a low-level waste facility. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 12. 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 4. 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 5,412 hours (56 hours for reporting [approximately 4.6 hours per response] and 5,356 hours for recordkeeping [approximately 1,339 hours per recordkeeper]). 9. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 61 establishes the procedures, criteria, and license terms and conditions for the land disposal of low-level radioactive waste. Reporting and recordkeeping requirements are mandatory or, in the case of application submittals, are required to obtain a benefit. The information collected in the applications, reports, and records is evaluated by the NRC to ensure that the licensee's or applicant's physical plant, equipment, organization, training, experience, procedures, and plans provide an adequate level of protection of public health and safety, common defense and security, and the environment. 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 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by July 25, 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: E8-14345
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-25
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 19, 2008. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 241, ``Report of Proposed Activities in Non-Agreement States, Areas of Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction, or Offshore Waters.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0013. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 241. 5. How often the collection is required: NRC Form 241 must be submitted each time an Agreement State licensee wants to engage in or revise its activities involving the use of radioactive byproduct material in a non-Agreement State, areas of exclusive Federal jurisdiction, or offshore waters. The NRC may waive the requirements for filing additional copies of NRC Form 241 during the remainder of the calendar year following receipt of the initial form. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Any licensee who holds a specific license from an Agreement State and wants to conduct the same activity in non-Agreement States, areas of exclusive Federal jurisdiction, or offshore waters under the general license in 10 CFR 150.20. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 2,188 responses. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 140 respondents. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 582 hours. 10. Abstract: Any Agreement State licensee who engages in the use of radioactive material in non-Agreement States, areas of exclusive Federal jurisdiction, or offshore waters, under the general license in Section 150.20, is required to file, with the NRC regional administrator for the region in which the Agreement State that issues the license is located, a copy of NRC Form 241 (``Report of Proposed Activities in Non-Agreement States, Areas of Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction, or Offshore Waters''), a copy of its Agreement State specific license, and the appropriate fee as prescribed in Section 170.31 at least 3 days before engaging in such activity. This mandatory notification permits NRC to schedule inspections of the activities to determine whether the activities are being conducted in accordance with requirements for protection of the 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 July 25, 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. Nathan J. Frey, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150- 0013), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be e-mailed to Nathan_J._Frey@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at (202) 395-7345. The NRC Clearance Officer is Margaret A. Janney, (301) 415-7245.
Notice of Issuance of Regulatory Guide
Document Number: E8-14314
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Tennessee Valley Authority; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Document Number: E8-14204
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 08-1384
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Luminant Generation Company, LLC; Comanche Peak Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2; Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact Related To the Proposed License Amendment To Increase the Maximum Reactor Power Level
Document Number: E8-14147
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As required by Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations 10 CFR part 51, the NRC has prepared a final Environmental Assessment (EA) associated with its evaluation of a request by the TXU Generation Company, LP (subsequently renamed Luminant Generation Company, LLC, the licensee), for a license amendment to increase the maximum thermal power at the Comanche Peak Steam Electric Station (CPSES), Units 1 and 2, from 3458 megawatts thermal (MWt) to 3612 MWt at each unit. The NRC staff did not identify any significant impact from the information provided in the licensee's stretch power uprate (SPU) application for CPSES, Units 1 and 2 or from the NRC staff's independent review. The final EA and Finding of No Significant Impact are being published in the Federal Register. The NRC published a draft EA and finding of no significant impact on the proposed action for public comment in the Federal Register on April 30, 2008 (73 FR 23503). No comments were received.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-14144
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-23
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. The NRC published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period on this information collection on April 1, 2008. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 536, ``Operator Licensing Examination Data.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0131. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 536. 5. How often the collection is required: Annually. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: All holders of and applicants for operating licenses for commercial nuclear power reactors. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 80. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 80. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 80. 10. Abstract: NRC is requesting renewal of its clearance to annually request all commercial power reactor licensees and applicants for an operating license to voluntarily send to the NRC: (1) Their projected number of candidates for initial operator licensing examinations; (2) the estimated dates of the examinations; (3) if the examinations will be facility developed or NRC developed, and (4) the estimated number of individuals that will participate in the Generic Fundamentals Examination (GFE) for that calendar year. Except for the GFE, this information is used to plan budgets and resources in regard to operator examination scheduling in order to meet the needs of the nuclear power industry. 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 23, 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: E8-14143
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-23
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. The NRC published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period on this information collection on March 28, 2008. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 72, Licensing Requirements for the Independent Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste. 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0132. 4. The form number if applicable: Not applicable. 5. How often the collection is required: Required reports are collected and evaluated on a continuing basis as events occur; submittal of reports varies from less than one per year under some rule sections to up to an average of about 100 per year under other rule sections. Applications for new licenses, certificates of compliance (CoCs), and amendments may be submitted at anytime; applications for renewal of licenses are required every 20 years for an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) or Certificate of Compliance (CoC) and every 40 years for a Monitored Retrievable Storage (MRS) facility. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Certificate holders of casks for the storage of spent fuel; licensees and applicants for a CoC or a license to possess power reactor spent fuel and other radioactive materials associated with spent fuel storage in an ISFSI; and the Department of Energy for licenses to receive, transfer, package and possess power reactor spent fuel, high-level waste, and other radioactive materials associated with spent fuel and high-level waste storage in an MRS. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 370 (320 responses + 50 recordkeepers). 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 50. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 25,551 (22,781 hours for reporting [71 hours per response] and 2,770 hours for recordkeeping [55 hours per recordkeeper]). 10. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 72 establishes mandatory requirements, procedures, and criteria for the issuance of licenses to receive, transfer, and possess power reactor spent fuel and other radioactive materials associated with spent fuel storage in an ISFSI, as well as requirements for the issuance of licenses to the Department of Energy to receive, transfer, package, and possess power reactor spent fuel and high-level radioactive waste, and other associated radioactive materials in an MRS. The information in the applications, reports, and records is used by NRC to make licensing and other regulatory determinations. 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 23, 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.
Application for a License To Export Major Components for Nuclear Reactors
Document Number: E8-14002
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Meeting Notice
Document Number: E8-14000
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability
Document Number: E8-13966
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Withdrawal of Regulatory Guide
Document Number: E8-13868
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-19
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: E8-13726
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
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 24, 2008. 1. Type of submissionnew, revision, or extension: Revision. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 54, ``Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0155. 4. The form number if applicable: Not applicable. 5. How often the collection is required: There is a one-time application for any licensee wishing to renew its nuclear power plant's operating license. There is a one-time requirement for each licensee with a renewed operating license to submit a commitment completion letter. All holders of renewed licenses must perform yearly record keeping. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Commercial nuclear power plant licensees who wish to renew their operating licenses and holders of renewed licenses. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 10 (six Part 54 respondents plus four commitment completion letter respondents). 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 50 (10 responses plus 40 recordkeepers). 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 544,940 hours (504,940 hours reporting plus 40,000 hours recordkeeping). 10. Abstract: Title 10, Part 54, establishes license renewal requirements for commercial nuclear power plants and describes the information that licensees must submit to the NRC when applying for a license renewal. The application must contain information on how the licensee will manage the detrimental effects of age-related degradation on certain plant systems, structures, and components so as to continue the plant's safe operation during the renewal term. The NRC needs this information to determine whether the licensee's actions will be effective in assuring the plant's continued safe operation. Holders of renewed licenses must retain in an auditable and retrievable form, for the term of the renewed operating license, all information and documentation required to document compliance with 10 CFR Part 54. The NRC needs access to this information for continuing effective regulatory oversight. 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 18, 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. Nathan J. Frey, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0155), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be e-mailed to Nathan_J._Frey@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at (202) 395-7345. The NRC Clearance Officer is Margaret A. Janney, (301) 415-7245.
Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC; Correction to Notice of Hearing and Opportunity To Petition for Leave To Intervene and Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Safeguards Information for Contention Preparation on a Combined License for the William States Lee III Units 1 and 2
Document Number: E8-13575
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects a notice appearing in the Federal Register of April 28, 2008 (73 FR 22978), that incorrectly referenced the name of the applicant. This action is necessary to correct an erroneous name.
Yucca Mountain; Notice of Receipt and Availability of Application
Document Number: E8-13573
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Office of New Reactors; Notice of Availability of the Final Interim Staff Guidance DC/COL-ISG-03 on Probabilistic Risk Assessment Information To Support Design Certification and Combined License Applications
Document Number: E8-13572
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is issuing its Final Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) DC/ COL-ISG-03 (ADAMS Accession No. ML081430087). This ISG supplements the guidance provided to the staff in section 19.0, ``Probabilistic Risk Assessment and Severe Accident Evaluation for New Reactors,'' of NUREG- 0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants,'' concerning the review of probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) information and severe accident assessment submitted to support design certification (DC) and combined license (COL) applications. The NRC staff issues DC/COL-ISGs to facilitate timely implementation of the current staff guidance and to facilitate activities associated with review of applications for DC and COLs by the Office of New Reactors. The NRC staff will also incorporate the approved DC/COL-ISGs into the next revision to the review guidance documents for new reactor applications. Disposition: On February 12, 2008, the staff issued the proposed ISG ``Probabilistic Risk Assessment Information to Support Design Certification and Combined License Applications,'' (COL/DC-ISG-003) (ADAMS Accession No. ML080370218) to solicit public and industry comment. The staff received comments (ADAMS Accession Nos. ML080810201, ML080810204 and ML080840432) on the proposed guidance on March 21, 2008. These comments were further discussed in a public meeting held at the NRC on May 8, 2008. This final issuance incorporates changes from the majority of the comments. To the extent that comments are not incorporated in this final issuance, the comments are rejected by the staff or are outside the scope of this guidance.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 08-1365
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Application To Amend a License To Export Major Components for Nuclear Reactors
Document Number: E8-13477
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station Exemption
Document Number: E8-13321
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Final Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability
Document Number: E8-13217
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: HI-STORM 100 Revision 5
Document Number: E8-13190
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations by revising the Holtec International HI-STORM 100 cask system listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 5 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) Number 1014. Amendment No. 5 includes deletion of the requirement to perform thermal validation tests on thermal systems; an increase in the design basis maximum decay heat loads, namely, to 34 kilowatts (kW) for uniform loading and 36.9 kW for regionalized loading, and introduction of a new decay heat regionalized scheme; an increase in the maximum fuel assembly weight for boiling water reactor fuel in the Multi- Purpose Canister (MPC)-68 from 700 to 730 pounds; an increase in the maximum fuel assembly weight of up to 1,720 pounds for assemblies not requiring spacers, otherwise 1,680 pounds; changes to the assembly characteristics of 16 x 16 pressurized water reactor fuel assemblies to be qualified for storage in the HI-STORM 100 cask system; a change in the fuel storage locations in the MPC-32 for fuel with axial power shaping rod assemblies and in the fuel storage locations in the MPC-24, MPC-24E, and the MPC-32 for fuel with control rod assemblies, rod cluster control assemblies, and control element assemblies; elimination of the restriction that fuel debris can only be loaded into the MPC- 24EF, MPC-32F, MPC-68F, and MPC-68FF canisters; introduction of a requirement that all MPC confinement boundary components and any MPC components exposed to spent fuel pool water or the ambient environment be made of stainless steel or, for MPC internals, neutron absorber or aluminum; the addition of a threshold heat load below which operation of the Supplemental Cooling System would not be required and modification of the design criteria to simplify the system; minor editorial changes to include clarification of the description of anchored casks, correction of typographical/editorial errors, clarification of the definitions of loading operations, storage operations, transport operations, unloading operations, cask loading facility, and transfer cask in various locations throughout the CoC and Final Safety Analysis Report; and modification of the definition of non-fuel hardware to include the individual parts of the items defined as non-fuel hardware. This final rule allows the holders of power reactor operating licenses to store spent fuel in this approved cask as specified in the revised conditions under the NRC's general license provisions.
Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc.; Notice of Hearing and Opportunity To Petition for Leave To Intervene and Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Safeguards Information for Contention Preparation on a Combined License for the Shearon Harris Units 2 and 3; Correction
Document Number: E8-13059
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects a notice appearing in the Federal Register on June 4, 2008 (73 FR 31899), that gives notice that a hearing will be held that will consider the application dated February 18, 2008, filed by Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc., pursuant to Subpart C of 10 CFR Part 52, for a combined license. This action is necessary to correct an erroneous e-mail address.
Withdrawal of Regulatory Guide
Document Number: E8-12951
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 08-1339
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions