Nuclear Regulatory Commission October 22, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

State of Nevada; Denial of Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: E8-25290
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) is denying a petition for rulemaking submitted by the State of Nevada (Nevada or petitioner). The petition requests that NRC modify its regulation regarding issues specified for review in a notice of hearing for the Department of Energy (DOE) application for a high-level waste (HLW) repository construction authorization at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The petitioner asserts that the proposed regulation would ``fill a gap'' in the NRC's current regulations. Further, petitioner asserts that the proposed regulation fulfills the Commission's intent when it first required a hearing for any docketed applications for construction of a HLW repository. NRC is denying the petition because it is inconsistent with current NRC rules and inconsistent with the Commission's intent when it originally established regulations requiring an opportunity for a hearing for all docketed HLW repository construction applications.
Arizona Public Service Company, et al.; Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Unit 1; Temporary Exemption
Document Number: E8-25152
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions