Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability
Document Number: E8-28937
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-28934
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Opportunity To Comment on Model Safety Evaluation on Technical Specification Improvement To Relocate Surveillance Frequencies to Licensee Control-Risk-Informed Technical Specification Task Force (RITSTF) Initiative 5b, Technical Specification Task Force-425, Revision 2
Document Number: E8-28850
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has prepared a model license amendment request (LAR), model safety evaluation (SE), and model no significant hazards consideration (NSHC) determination. These are related to changes to standard technical specifications (STS) for Technical Specification Task Force (TSTF)425, Rev. 2, ``Relocate Surveillance Frequencies to Licensee ControlRITSTF Initiative 5b,'' (Agencywide Documents Access Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML080280275). The purpose of these models is to permit the NRC to efficiently process amendments that propose to relocate TS surveillance frequencies. Licensees of nuclear power reactors could then request amendments, confirming the applicability of the safety evaluation and NSHC determination to their reactors. The NRC staff is requesting comment on the model safety evaluation and model NSHC determination prior to announcing their availability for referencing in license amendment applications.
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Meeting Notice
Document Number: E8-28843
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
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 December 18, 2008, to discuss infiltrations of fluorine-18 and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals as medical events; and the training and experience requirements for the medical use of NeoVista, Inc.'s Epi-Rad90 strontium-90 ophthalmic system. 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.
Commonwealth of Virginia: NRC Staff Assessment of a Proposed Agreement Between the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Commonwealth of Virginia
Document Number: E8-28663
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
By letter dated June 12, 2008, Governor Timothy M. Kaine of Virginia requested that the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) enter into an Agreement with the Commonwealth of Virginia (Commonwealth or Virginia) as authorized by Section 274 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (Act). Under the proposed Agreement, the Commission would relinquish, and the Commonwealth would assume, portions of the Commission's regulatory authority exercised within the Commonwealth. As required by the Act, the NRC is publishing the proposed Agreement for public comment. The NRC is also publishing the summary of an assessment by the NRC staff of the Commonwealth's regulatory program. Comments are requested on the proposed Agreement, especially its effect on public health and safety. Comments are also requested on the NRC staff assessment, the adequacy of the Commonwealth's program, and the Commonwealth's program staff, as discussed in this notice. The proposed Agreement would release (exempt) persons who possess or use certain radioactive materials in the Commonwealth from portions of the Commission's regulatory authority. The Act requires that the NRC publish those exemptions. Notice is hereby given that the pertinent exemptions have been previously published in the Federal Register and are codified in the Commission's regulations as 10 CFR Part 150.
Detroit Edison Company Acceptance for Docketing of an Application for Combined License (Col) for FERMI 3
Document Number: E8-28567
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: E8-28557
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Consideration of Environmental Impacts of Temporary Storage of Spent Fuel After Cessation of Reactor Operation and Waste Confidence Decision Update: Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E8-28278
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On October 9, 2008, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published for public comment a proposal to amend its generic determination of no significant environmental impact for the temporary storage of spent fuel after cessation of reactor operation codified at 10 CFR 51.23(a) (73 FR 59547) and a related update and proposed revision of its 1990 Waste Confidence Decision (73 FR 59551). The comment period for this proposed rule and for the proposed revisions of its Waste Confidence Decision was to have expired on December 8, 2008. A number of requests for extension of the comment period have been received. The NRC has decided to extend the comment period for an additional 60 days.
Revision of the NRC Enforcement Policy
Document Number: E8-28262
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) is publishing a revision to its Enforcement Policy (Enforcement Policy or Policy) to address the requirements of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (Act). The Act requires Federal agencies to adjust civil monetary penalties to reflect inflation.
Commonwealth of Virginia: NRC Staff Assessment of a Proposed Agreement Between the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Commonwealth of Virginia
Document Number: E8-28132
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
By letter dated June 12, 2008, Governor Timothy M. Kaine of Virginia requested that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) enter into an Agreement with the Commonwealth of Virginia (Commonwealth or Virginia) as authorized by Section 274 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (Act). Under the proposed Agreement, the Commission would relinquish, and the Commonwealth would assume, portions of the Commission's regulatory authority exercised within the Commonwealth. As required by the Act, the NRC is publishing the proposed Agreement for public comment. The NRC is also publishing the summary of an assessment by the NRC staff of the Commonwealth's regulatory program. Comments are requested on the proposed Agreement, especially its effect on public health and safety. Comments are also requested on the NRC staff assessment, the adequacy of the Commonwealth's program, and the Commonwealth's program staff, as discussed in this notice. The proposed Agreement would release (exempt) persons who possess or use certain radioactive materials in the Commonwealth from portions of the Commission's regulatory authority. The Act requires that the NRC publish those exemptions. Notice is hereby given that the pertinent exemptions have been previously published in the Federal Register and are codified in the Commission's regulations as 10 CFR Part 150.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: E8-28102
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Issuance of Regulatory Guide
Document Number: E8-27956
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Mark Edward Leyse; Consideration of Petition in Rulemaking Process
Document Number: E8-27938
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will consider the issues raised in a petition for rulemaking (PRM) submitted by Mark Edward Leyse in the NRC's rulemaking process. The petition was dated March 15, 2007, and was docketed as PRM-50-84. The petitioner requests that the NRC amend its regulations to require that nuclear power reactors be operated in a manner to limit the thickness of crud layers and/or the thickness of oxide layers on fuel rod cladding surfaces to ensure that the facilities operate in compliance with the emergency core cooling system (ECCS) acceptance criteria. The petitioner also requests that the requirements pertaining to ECCS evaluation models be amended to explicitly require that the steady-state temperature distribution and stored energy in reactor fuel at the onset of a postulated loss-of-coolant accident (LOCA) be calculated by factoring in the role that the thermal resistance of crud and/or oxide layers on fuel cladding plays in increasing the stored energy of the fuel. Lastly, the petitioner requests that the acceptance criteria for analyses of ECCS cooling performance for light-water nuclear power reactors be amended to stipulate a maximum allowable percentage of hydrogen content in the cladding of fuel rods. The NRC will consider the petitioner's first two requests in PRM-50-84 because the underlying technical considerations regarding the effects of crud and oxide growth on ECCS analyses noted by the petitioner are sufficiently related to an ongoing NRC rulemaking activity on ECCS analysis acceptance criteria. The NRC will consider the petitioner's third request because the NRC has already initiated rulemaking activities that will address the petitioner's underlying technical concerns on fuel cladding embrittlement. While the NRC will consider the issues raised in the petition in its rulemaking process, the petitioner's concerns may not be addressed exactly as the petitioner has requested. During the rulemaking process, the NRC will solicit comments from the public and will consider all comments before issuing a final rule.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: MAGNASTOR Addition
Document Number: E8-27716
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its spent fuel storage cask regulations by adding the MAGNASTOR System to the list of ``Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks.'' This proposed rule would allow the holders of power reactor operating licenses to store spent fuel in the MAGNASTOR System under a general license.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: MAGNASTOR Addition
Document Number: E8-27715
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to add the NAC International Inc. (NAC) MAGNASTOR cask system to the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks.'' This direct final rule allows the holders of power reactor operating licenses to store spent fuel in this approved cask system under a general license.
Commonwealth of Virginia: NRC Staff Assessment of a Proposed Agreement Between the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Commonwealth of Virginia
Document Number: E8-27582
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
By letter dated June 12, 2008, Governor Timothy M. Kaine of Virginia requested that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) enter into an Agreement with the Commonwealth of Virginia (Commonwealth or Virginia) as authorized by Section 274 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (Act). Under the proposed Agreement, the Commission would relinquish, and the Commonwealth would assume, portions of the Commission's regulatory authority exercised within the Commonwealth. As required by the Act, the NRC is publishing the proposed Agreement for public comment. The NRC is also publishing the summary of an assessment by the NRC staff of the Commonwealth's regulatory program. Comments are requested on the proposed Agreement, especially its effect on public health and safety. Comments are also requested on the NRC staff assessment, the adequacy of the Commonwealth's program, and the Commonwealth's program staff, as discussed in this notice. The proposed Agreement would release (exempt) persons who possess or use certain radioactive materials in the Commonwealth from portions of the Commission's regulatory authority. The Act requires that the NRC publish those exemptions. Notice is hereby given that the pertinent exemptions have been previously published in the Federal Register and are codified in the Commission's regulations as 10 CFR part 150.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards
Document Number: E8-27469
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Physical Protection of Byproduct Material
Document Number: E8-27464
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is making available preliminary draft proposed rule language to amend its regulations to add a new part 37 to Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This new Part 37 will contain the security (physical protection) requirements that are designed to provide reasonable assurance of preventing the theft or diversion of Category 1 and Category 2 quantities of radioactive material as designated by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The new provisions will address background checks, fingerprinting, access control, physical security during use, and physical security during any transport of category 1 and category 2 quantities of material. At this time, the staff is only posting the preliminary draft language for the physical protection of the material while it is being transported. These requirements will be contained in subpart D of the new part 37. Draft preliminary language for other aspects of the proposed new part 37 will be posted and noticed in the future. The availability of the preliminary draft rule language is intended to inform stakeholders of the current status of the NRC's activities and solicit public comments on the information at this time. Comments may be provided as indicated under the ADDRESSES heading. The NRC may post updates periodically under Docket NRC-2008-0120 on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov that may be of interest to stakeholders.
Sunshine Federal Register
Document Number: E8-27467
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Meeting of the Subcommittee on Early Site Permits; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-27318
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (acrs)
Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on ESBWR; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-27312
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (acrs)
Anthony R. Pietrangelo, Nuclear Energy Institute; Consideration of Petition in the Rulemaking Process; Correction
Document Number: E8-27304
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a document that appeared in the Federal Register on November 6, 2008 (73 FR 66000). The NRC is considering the issues raised in a petition for rulemaking submitted by Anthony R. Pietrangelo, on behalf of the Nuclear Energy Institute, in the ongoing ``Risk-Informed Redefinition of Large Break Loss-of-Coolant Accident (LOCA) Emergency Core Cooling System (ECCS) Requirements'' rulemaking. This document corrects an erroneous NRC docket number and date.
Entergy Operations, Inc.; Notice of Receipt and Availability of Application for a Combined License
Document Number: E8-27180
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant, Unit No. 2; Exemption
Document Number: E8-27102
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
NUREG/CR-XXXX, “Modeling a Digital Feedwater Control System Using Traditional Probabilistic Risk Assessment Methods”; Draft Report for Comment
Document Number: E8-27100
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is conducting research to support development of regulatory guidance for using risk information related to digital systems in the licensing actions of nuclear power plants (NPPs). The objective of this research is to identify and develop methods, analytical tools, and regulatory guidance to support (1) using information on the risks of digital systems in NPP licensing decisions and (2) including models of digital systems into NPP probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs). As part of this research, NRC is sponsoring a project on the use of traditional PRA methods to develop and quantitatively assess reliability models of digital systems. The initial tasks of this project, including preparatory work for developing reliability models of an example system, are addressed in NUREG/CR-6962, ``Traditional Probabilistic Risk Assessment Methods for Digital Systems'' (to be published shortly). The application of the selected traditional methods to the example system is documented in draft NUREG/CR-XXXX, ``Modeling a Digital Feedwater Control System Using Traditional Probabilistic Risk Assessment Methods.'' This notice announces the availability of the draft NUREG/CR for public comment.
PPL BELL Bend, LLC; Notice of Receipt and Availability of Application for a Combined License
Document Number: E8-26980
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: E8-26921
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Completion of Remediation at the Homer Laughlin China Co. Site In Newell, WV
Document Number: E8-26806
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Availability of an Updated Version of the Guidance for Electronic Submissions to the NRC
Document Number: E8-26805
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The latest revision of the Guidance for Electronic Submissions to the NRC (Revision 4) is now available for review. The document can be found under Submittal Instructions at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/ e-submittals.html. There are two significant changes to this document that are of interest to stakeholders. The first change covers the recommended file size for documents submitted to the NRC via the Electronic Information Exchange (EIE). In the past, the NRC suggested that the file size be limited to no more than 50 megabytes (MB). Based on operational experience, the NRC is modifying that recommendation and now suggests that files sent electronically to the NRC be no more than 15 MB. This revised guidance is intended to address issues that have arisen because of file size limitations and time-out problems associated with submitter's internet service providers. The second major change is to provide information regarding a new Meta-System Help Desk, which is being established to handle specific questions about electronic filing and portable document format (PDF) creation associated with general or adjudicatory (E-Filing) submissions, as well as to provide information regarding the various components of the agency's adjudicatory information technology/ information management infrastructure, including the Licensing Support Network, the Electronic Hearing Docket, and the Digital Data Management System. The new Meta-System Help Desk, which will open on November 10, 2008, will operate on weekdays (excluding Federal Holidays) between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Time. The Meta-System Help Desk can be contacted by telephone at 1-866-672-7640 or by e-mail at MSHD.Resource@nrc.gov. The Public Document Room staff, which previously responded to EIE questions, is still available to answer general questions about accessing agency documents within ADAMS or on the NRC's public Web site.
Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability
Document Number: E8-26804
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability
Document Number: E8-26708
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Tsunami Hazard Assessment at Nuclear Power Plant Sites in the United States of America; Availability of Draft Report for Comment
Document Number: E8-26707
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is soliciting public comment on its draft report titled ``Tsunami Hazard Assessment at Nuclear Power Plant Sites in the United States of America,'' (NUREG/CR-6966) (ADAMS Accession No. ML082810348). This draft report describes the tsunami phenomenon with the focus on its relevance for hazard assessment at nuclear power plant sites. Any interested party may submit comments on this report for consideration by the NRC staff. Comments may be accompanied by additional relevant information or supporting data.