Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Organization of Agreement States, Inc., Consideration of Petition in Rulemaking Process
Document Number: E8-10819
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will consider the issues raised in a petition for rulemaking (PRM-34-06) submitted by Barbara Hamrick, Chair, Organization of Agreement States, Inc. (OAS) in the NRC's rulemaking process. The petitioner requested that the NRC amend its regulations to require that an individual receive at least 40 hours of radiation safety training before using sources of radiation for industrial radiography, to revise the requirements for at least two qualified individuals to be present at a temporary job site, and to clarify how many individuals are required to meet surveillance requirements. The petitioner also requested that NUREG-1556, Volume 2, be revised to reflect the proposed amendments. The NRC has determined that this petition will be considered through NRC's rulemaking process.
E. Russell Ritenour, PhD; Consideration of Petition Rulemaking Process
Document Number: E8-10736
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will consider the issues raised in the petition for rulemaking submitted by E. Russell Ritenour, PhD, on behalf of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), in the rulemaking process. The petitioner requested that the NRC amend its regulations that address training requirements for experienced Radiation Safety Officers (RSOs) and Authorized Medical Physicists (AMPs). In its review and resolution of the petition, the NRC concluded that revisions made to the regulations in 2005 may have inadvertently affected a group of board certified professionals.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 08-1255
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Regulation of Advanced Nuclear Power Plants; Draft Statement of Policy
Document Number: E8-10443
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering adopting a statement of policy to improve the licensing environment for advanced nuclear power reactors to minimize complexity and uncertainty in the regulatory process. This statement would provide the Commission's policy regarding the review of, and desired characteristics associated with, advanced reactors. This policy statement would be the second revision of the policy statement titled ``Regulation of Advanced Nuclear Power Plants; Statement of Policy.'' The purpose of this revision is to update the Commission's policy statement on advanced reactors to integrate the Commission's expectations for security and preparedness with the current expectations for safety. This draft policy statement is being issued for public comment.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-10249
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-08
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: 10 CFR Part 31, General Domestic Licenses for Byproduct Material. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0016. 3. How often the collection is required: Reports are submitted as events occur. General license registration requests may be submitted at any time. Changes to the information on the registration may be submitted as they occur. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Persons receiving, possessing, using, or transferring devices containing byproduct material. 5. The number of annual responses: 35,663 (1,073 NRC responses + 3,900 NRC recordkeepers + 11,290 Agreement State responses + 19,400 Agreement State recordkeepers). 6. The number of annual respondents: Approximately 3,900 NRC general licensees and 19,400 Agreement State general licensees. 7. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 10,868 (1,460 hours for NRC licensees [975 hours recordkeeping and 485 hours reporting] and 9,408 hours for Agreement State licensees [4,850 hours recordkeeping and 4,558 hours reporting]. 8. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 31 establishes general licenses for the possession and use of byproduct material in certain devices and a general license for use of byproduct material. General licensees are required to keep records and submit reports identified in Part 31 in order for NRC to determine with reasonable assurance that devices are operated safely and without radiological hazard to users or the public. Submit, by July 7, 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 and 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@NRC.GOV.
Office of New Reactors; Notice of Availability of the Final Interim Staff Guidance COL-ISG-02 on Financial Qualifications of Applicants
Document Number: E8-10248
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is issuing its Final Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) COL- ISG-02. This COL-ISG provides guidance on financial qualifications for and combined license (COL) applicants. This COL-ISG summarizes the requirements under Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Section 50.33(f)(1) for COL applicants and corrects the information provided in Section C.IV.5.1 of Regulatory Guide 1.206, ``COL Applications for Nuclear Power Plants (LWR Edition).'' The NRC staff issues ISGs to facilitate timely implementation of the current staff guidance and to facilitate activities associated with review of applications for design certifications and COLs for the Office of New Reactors. The NRC staff will also incorporate the approved DC/COL-ISGs into the next revision of the appropriate review guidance documents.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 08-1224
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Southern Nuclear Operating Company; Notice of Receipt and Availability of Application for a Combined License
Document Number: E8-9792
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Generic Communication; Fatigue Analysis of Nuclear Power Plant Components
Document Number: E8-9451
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to issue a regulatory issue summary (RIS) to inform licensees of an analysis methodology used to demonstrate compliance with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (ASME Code) fatigue acceptance criteria that could be nonconservative if not correctly applied. This Federal Register notice is available through the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) under accession number ML081080562.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 08-1204
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Luminant Generation Company LLC; Comanche Peak Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2; Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact Related to the Proposed License Amendment To Increase the Maximum Reactor Power Level
Document Number: E8-9456
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) as 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; therefore, the NRC staff is documenting its environmental review in a draft EA. The draft EA and Finding of No Significant Impact are being published in the Federal Register with a 30-day public comment period.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-9452
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-30
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 January 28, 2008. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 75 Safeguards on Nuclear Material, Implementation of US/IAEA Agreement. 3. Current OMB approval number: OMB 3150-0055. 4. The form number if applicable: Not applicable. 5. How often the collection is required: Reporting is done when specified events occur. Recordkeeping for nuclear material accounting and control information is done in accordance with specific instructions. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Licensees of facilities on the U.S. eligible list who have been selected by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for reporting or recordkeeping activities. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 8 (2 responses for reporting + 6 recordkeepers). 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: Six, two of which perform both reporting and recordkeeping and four of which perform recordkeeping only. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 2,400 (6 Respondents x 400 hours per response). 10. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 75 requires selected licensees to permit inspections by IAEA representatives, give immediate notice to the NRC in specified situations involving the possibility of loss of nuclear material, and give notice for imports and exports of specified amounts of nuclear material. These licensees will also follow written material accounting and control procedures, although actual reporting of transfer and material balance records to the IAEA will be done through the U. S. State system (Nuclear Materials Management and Safeguards System, collected under OMB clearance numbers 3150-0003, 3150-0004, 3150-0057, and 3150-0058.) The NRC needs this information to implement its responsibilities under the US/IAEA agreement. 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 May 30, 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 (3150-0055), 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-9449
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-30
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 January 31, 2008. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR 81, ``Standard Specifications for Granting of Patent Licenses.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0121. 4. The form number if applicable: Not applicable. 5. How often the collection is required: Applications for licenses are submitted once. Other reports are submitted annually or as other events require. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Applicants for and holders of NRC licenses to NRC inventions. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 1. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 1. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 37; however, no applications are anticipated during the next three years. 10. Abstract: As specified in 10 CFR part 81, the NRC may grant non-exclusive licenses or limited exclusive licenses to its patented inventions to responsible applicants. Applicants for licenses to NRC inventions are required to provide information which may provide the basis for granting the requested license. In addition, all license holders must submit periodic reports on efforts to bring the invention to a point of practical application and the extent to which they are making the benefits of the invention reasonably accessible to the public. Exclusive license holders must submit additional information if they seek to extend their licenses, issue sublicenses, or transfer the licenses. In addition, if requested, exclusive license holders must promptly supply to the United States Government copies of all pleadings and other papers filed in any patent infringement lawsuit, as well as evidence from proceedings relating to the licensed patent. 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 May 30, 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 (3150-0121), 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-9446
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-30
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 January 31, 2008. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: Design Information QuestionnaireIAEA-N71 and associated Forms N-72, N-73, N-74, N-75, N- 91, N-92, N-93, N-94. 3. Current OMB approval number: OMB 3150-0056. 4. The form number if applicable: N-71, N-72, N-73, N-74, N-75, N- 91, N-92, N-93, and N-94. 5. How often the collection is required: Approximately 1 time annually. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Licensees of facilities on the U.S. eligible list who have been notified in writing by the NRC to submit the form. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 1. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 1. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 360 reporting hours (1 respondent x 360 hours per response). 10. Abstract: In order for the United States to fulfill its responsibilities as a participant in the U.S./International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safeguards Agreement, the NRC must collect information from licensees about their installations and provide it to the IAEA. Licensees of facilities that appear on the U.S. eligible list and have been notified in writing by the NRC are required to complete and submit a Design Information Questionnaire, IAEA Form N-71 (and the appropriate associated IAEA Form) or Form N-91, to provide information concerning their installation for use of the IAEA. 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 May 30, 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 (3150-0056), 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.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 08-1196
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste and Materials; Meeting Notice
Document Number: E8-9314
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Limited Work Authorizations for Nuclear Power Plants; Correction
Document Number: E8-8890
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects a final rule appearing in the Federal Register on October 9, 2007 (72 FR 57415), that amended the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) regulations applicable to limited work authorizations (LWAs). This document is necessary to correct erroneous language to the preamble and codified language of the final rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-8893
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-24
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 January 14, 2008. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 64, ``Travel Voucher'' (Part 1); NRC Form 64A, ``Travel Voucher'' (Part 2); and NRC Form 64B, ``Optional Travel Voucher'' (Part 2). 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0192. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC Forms 64, 64A, and 64B. 5. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Contractors, consultants and invited NRC travelers who travel in the course of conducting business for the NRC. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 100. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 100. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 100 (1 hour per form). 10. Abstract: Consultants, contractors, and those invited by the NRC to travel (e.g., prospective employees) must file travel vouchers and trip reports in order to be reimbursed for their travel expenses. The information collected includes the name, address, social security number, and the amount to be reimbursed. Travel expenses that are reimbursed are confined to those expenses essential to the transaction of official business for an approved trip. 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 May 27, 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 Reactor Safeguards; Meeting Notice
Document Number: E8-8764
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Fitness for Duty Programs
Document Number: Z8-4998
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-22
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 08-1171
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Conduct of New Reactor Licensing Proceedings; Final Policy Statement
Document Number: E8-8272
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is adopting a statement of policy concerning the conduct of new reactor licensing proceedings.