Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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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
Regulatory Improvements to the Nuclear Materials Management and Safeguards System
Document Number: E8-12830
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations related to licensee reporting requirements for source material and special nuclear material (SNM) to the Nuclear Materials Management and Safeguards System (NMMSS). The amendments lower the threshold of the quantities of SNM and certain source materials that require the submission of material status reports to the NMMSS. Also, the amendments modify the types and timing of submittals of some transaction reports to the NMMSS. The amendments also require licensees to reconcile any material inventory discrepancies that NRC identifies in the NMMSS database. The amendments reduce some regulatory burden by reducing the current reporting requirements related to the export of certain source material and SNM. However, the annual reporting requirements are new requirements for licensees who possess 350 grams or less of SNM. These amendments are needed to improve the accuracy of the material inventory information maintained in the NMMSS.
Notice of Public Meeting for the Partial Site Release of the Off-Shore Piping for San Onofre Generation Station, Unit 1
Document Number: E8-12821
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC staff will hold a public meeting to discuss the proposed release for unrestricted use of the off-shore portion of the circulating water system from SONGS Unit 1, and to accept public comments on the proposed action. The proposed release is requested in accordance with NRC regulations at 10 CFR 50.83, Release of Part of a Power Reactor Facility or Site for Unrestricted Use. The public meeting will be held on June 11, 2008, at the Dana Point Marina Inn, 24800 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629. The meeting will convene at 6 p.m. and will continue until 8 p.m., as necessary. The meeting will include: (1) An overview of the NRC review and inspection processes; (2) a presentation of the proposed action; and (3) the opportunity for interested government agencies, organizations, and individuals to provide comments on the SONGS plan. To be considered, comments must be provided either at the transcribed public meeting or in writing. Persons may pre-register to attend or present oral comments at the meeting by contacting Mr. James Shepherd, the NRC Project Manager at 1- 800-368-5642, extension 6712, or by e-mail at James.Shepherd@nrc.gov no later than June 9, 2008. Members of the public may also register to provide oral comments within 15 minutes of the start of the meeting. Individual, oral comments may be limited by the time available, depending on the number of persons who register. If special equipment or accommodations are needed to attend or present information at the public meeting, the need should be brought to Mr. Shepherd's attention no later than June 9, 2008, to provide the NRC staff adequate notice to determine whether the request can be accommodated.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Zion Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2; Notice of Public Meeting on the Proposed License Transfer and Draft Post Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report
Document Number: E8-12696
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is providing notice that the NRC staff will conduct a meeting to discuss and accept public comments on the Zion Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2 (Zion) proposed license transfer and Zion Solutions (ZS) draft Post Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report (PSDAR) on Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at 7 p.m. in a meeting room at the Illinois Beach Resort and Conference Center, 1 Lake Front Drive, Zion, Illinois (http://www.ilresorts.com/). Zion began commercial operation in December 1973 for Unit 1, and September 1974 for Unit 2. Unit 1 permanently shut down on February 21, 1997, and Unit 2 permanently shut down on September 19, 1996. All fuel was removed from the reactor and placed in the spent fuel pool on April 27, 1997, for Unit 1 and February 25, 1998, for Unit 2. In accordance with 10 CFR 50.82(a)(1)(i), the licensee certified in a letter dated February 13, 1998, that operations have ceased at Zion. In accordance with 10 CFR 50.82(a)(1)(ii), the licensee certified in a letter dated March 9, 1998, that all fuel had been removed from the Zion reactor vessels and committed to maintain them permanently defueled. The NRC acknowledged the certification of permanent cessation of power operation and permanent removal of fuel from the reactor vessels in a letter dated May 4, 1998. Pursuant to 10 CFR 50.82(a)(2), the 10 CFR 50 facility operating licenses for Zion no longer authorize operation of the reactors or emplacement or retention of fuel in the reactor vessels. Also, pursuant to 10 CFR 50.51(b), ``Continuation of license,'' the facility licenses remain in effect until the NRC notifies the licensee that the licenses have been terminated. On January 25, 2008, Exelon, the Zion licensee, submitted a request for a license transfer. The proposal is to transfer the licensed ownership, management authorities, and decommissioning trust fund of the facility to ZS a subsidiary of Energy Solutions. ZS was formed for the purpose of decommissioning the Zion site. The title to the site real estate and the spent nuclear fuel will remain with Exelon. ZS will construct and transfer the spent fuel to an ISFSI as part of the decommissioning. Following the decommissioning, currently scheduled for 10 years, the license for the spent fuel will be transferred back to Exelon. On March 18, 2008, ZS submitted an amended PSDAR for Zion. The PSDAR represents the ZS plan of activities to become effective if the application for license transfer is approved. The PSDAR describes the planned decommissioning activities, provides a schedule for the planned decommissioning activities, includes a cost estimate for the decommissioning, and assesses the environmental impacts.
Final Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability
Document Number: E8-12695
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for FY 2008
Document Number: E8-12086
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending the licensing, inspection, and annual fees charged to its applicants and licensees. The amendments are necessary to implement the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (OBRA-90), as amended, which requires that the NRC recover approximately 90 percent of its budget authority in fiscal year (FY) 2008, less the amounts appropriated from the Nuclear Waste Fund (NWF), amounts appropriated for Waste Incidental to Reprocessing (WIR) activities, and amounts appropriated for generic homeland security activities. The required fee recovery amount for the FY 2008 budget is approximately $779.1 million. After accounting for carryover and billing adjustments, the total amount to be billed as fees is approximately $760.7 million.
NUREG-1886, “Joint Canada-United States Guide for Approval of Type B(U) and Fissile Material Transportation Packages, Draft Report for Comment”
Document Number: E8-12583
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the availability of and is seeking public comment on the draft NUREG-1886, ``Joint CanadaUnited States Guide for Approval of Type B(U) and Fissile Material Transportation Packages.''