Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability
Document Number: E9-21470
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
PPL Susquehanna, LLC; Notice of Withdrawal of Application for Amendment to Facility Operating License
Document Number: E9-21441
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Lost Creek ISR, LLC; Lost Creek In-Situ Recovery Project; New Source Material License Application; Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E9-21285
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Lost Creek ISR, LLC (LCI) submitted an application for a new source material license for the Lost Creek In-Situ Recovery (ISR) Project to be located in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, approximately 70 miles southeast of Lander, Wyoming and approximately 40 miles northwest of Rawlins, Wyoming. The application proposes the construction, operation, and decommissioning of ISR, also known as in-situ leach, facilities and restoration of the aquifer from which the uranium is being extracted. LCI submitted the application for the new source material license to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) by a letter dated March 31, 2008. A notice of receipt and availability of the license application, including the Environmental Report (ER), and opportunity to request a hearing was published in the Federal Register on July 10, 2008 (73 FR 39728). The purpose of this notice of intent is to inform the public that the NRC will be preparing a site-specific Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for In-Situ Leach Uranium Milling Facilities (ISR GEIS) for a new source material license for the Lost Creek ISR Project, as required by 10 CFR 51.26(d). In addition, as outlined in 36 CFR 800.8, ``Coordination with the National Environmental Policy Act,'' the NRC plans to use the environmental review process as reflected in 10 CFR Part 51 to coordinate compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-21283
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-03
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 June 9, 2009.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-21282
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-03
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).
Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability
Document Number: E9-21280
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability
Document Number: E9-21279
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Availability of Revised Fuel Cycle Oversight Process
Document Number: E9-21278
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing significant revisions to its processes for overseeing the safety and security of fuel cycle facilities. The NRC plans to develop a revised oversight process for fuel cycle facilities that is more risk-informed, and performance-based, resulting in more objective, predictable, and transparent results of licensee or certificate holder assessments. (This notice will use ``licensees'' throughout, but in doing so the intent is also to include ``certificate holders.'') Current oversight consists mainly of inspections, enforcement and periodic assessments based on inspection findings. NRC staff intends that any revised oversight would not establish any new regulatory requirements. Rather, revised oversight would improve inspection and assessment so that NRC conclusions would be more closely based on risk and more understandable to members of the public. Revised oversight could potentially add objective measures of performance, called performance indicators, with criteria for measuring acceptable performance. However, development of performance indicators may not be part of the initial revision to the oversight process. Inspections would focus in areas of highest risk that are not well-measured by performance indicators and on validating performance indicator information. Assessments would be based on more objective criteria. Supplemental inspections (those above and beyond the number and type of inspections normal for a well-performing plant) of licensees whose performance shows indications of decline, would also be based on objective criteria. These principles are currently applied by the NRC in the oversight of power reactor safety and security and is outlined in ``Reactor Oversight Process,'' NUREG-1649, (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System [ADAMS] Accession No. ML070890365).
Administrative Changes
Document Number: E9-21230
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is making administrative changes to its regulations to correct errors published in recent rulemaking documents. This final rule clarifies the term ``Under the Influence'' and corrects erroneous citations and typographical errors. This document is necessary to inform the public of these changes.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: E9-21272
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Office of New Reactors; Interim Staff Guidance on Ensuring Hazard-Consistent Seismic Input for Site Response and Soil Structure Interaction Analyses
Document Number: E9-20916
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC staff is soliciting public comment on its Proposed Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) DC/COL-ISG-017 (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML092230543). This ISG supplements the guidance provided to the NRC staff in Sections 2.5 and 3.7 of NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan (SRP) for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants,'' March 2007, and DC/ COL-ISG-01, ``Interim Staff Guidance on Seismic Issues Associated with High Frequency Ground Motion in Design Certification and Combined License Applications,'' issued May 19, 2008 (ADAMS Accession No. ML081400293). The NRC staff issues DC/COL-ISGs to facilitate timely implementation of current staff guidance and to facilitate activities associated with review of applications for design certifications and combined licenses by the Office of New Reactors. The NRC staff intends to incorporate the final approved DC/COL-ISG-017 into the next revision of SRP Sections 2.5 and 3.7 and Regulatory Guide 1.206, ``Combined License Applications for Nuclear Power Plants (LWR Edition),'' June 2007.
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Call for Nominations
Document Number: E9-20813
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is advertising for nominations for the nuclear medicine physician position and the radiation oncologist position on the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI). Nuclear medicine physician nominees should currently be practicing nuclear medicine in a clinical setting. Radiation oncologist nominees should currently be practicing radiation oncology to include clinical use of the Gamma Knife[supreg] unit.
Medical Use of Byproduct Material-Authorized User Clarification, Confirmation of Effective Date
Document Number: E9-20677
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of September 28, 2009, for the direct final rule that was published in the Federal Register on July 14, 2009 (74 FR 33901). This direct final rule amended the NRC's regulations to clarify that individuals who do not need to comply with the training and experience requirements as described in the applicable regulations for the medical use of byproduct material (i.e., are ``grandfathered'') may serve as preceptors and work experience supervisors for individuals seeking recognition on NRC licenses for the same medical uses of byproduct material.
Meetings; Sunshine Act
Document Number: E9-20565
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards
Document Number: E9-20414
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Generic Communication; NRC Regulatory Issue Summary 2005-02, Revision 1, Clarifying the Process for Making Emergency Plan Changes
Document Number: E9-20334
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to issue a regulatory issue summary (RIS) to clarify the process for making emergency plan changes. This FRN version of the draft Regulatory Issue Summary (RIS) does not include the Attachments and Enclosures as described in the body of the RIS. To view these attachments and enclosures, refer to the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS), document number ML080710029. The NRC's internal non-concurrence process ``Draft Management Directive 10.158, `NRC Non-Concurrence Process','' has been invoked by a member of the NRC staff regarding draft RIS 2005-01, Revision 1. The non-concurrence and supporting information is publically available through ADAMS Accession No. ML092250622.
Confirmatory Order Modifying License (Effective Immediately)
Document Number: E9-20331
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Uranium One Incorporated; Moore Ranch In-Situ Recovery Project; New Source Material License Application; Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E9-20117
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Uranium One Incorporated (Uranium One) submitted an application for a new source material license for the Moore Ranch In- Situ Recovery (ISR) Project to be located in Campbell County, Wyoming, approximately 50 miles south-southwest of Gillette, Wyoming and approximately 45 miles north-northeast of Casper, Wyoming. The application proposes the construction, operation, and decommissioning of ISR, also known as in-situ recovery, facilities and restoration of the aquifer from which the uranium is being extracted. Uranium One submitted the application for the new source material license to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) by a letter dated October 2, 2007. A notice of receipt and availability of the license application, including the Environmental Report (ER) and opportunity to request a hearing was published in the Federal Register on January 25, 2008 (73 FR 4642).
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-20014
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Draft Regulatory Guides: Granting Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E9-19997
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
NUREG-1520, “Standard Review Plan for the Review of a License Application for a Fuel Cycle Facility, Draft for Public Comment-Revision 1,” Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E9-19848
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On August 5, 2009 (74 FR 39117), the NRC published a notice of availability and request for public comment on NUREG-1520. The comment period originally closed on September 21, 2009. This document extends the comment period to October 24, 2009. Also, the revision number (NUREG-1520 Revision 2) in the original notice was incorrect, therefore the revision number was changed to read, ``NUREG-1520 Revision 1.''
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: E9-19846
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: E9-19746
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
License Renewal Interim Staff Guidance LR-ISG-2007-01: License Renewal Interim Staff Guidance Process, Revision 1; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E9-19646
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is issuing the final License Renewal Interim Staff Guidance (LR-ISG) LR-ISG-2007-01, ``License Renewal Interim Staff Guidance Process, Revision 1'' (revised LR-ISG process). This process describes the basic framework for developing and implementing interim changes to certain NRC license renewal guidance documents. These documents facilitate the implementation of and NRC staff review of license renewal applications submitted in accordance with Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), Part 54, ``Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants,'' and Part 51, ``Environmental Protection Regulations for Domestic Licensing and Related Regulatory Functions'' of 10 CFR. The revised LR-ISG process supersedes the existing process issued on December 12, 2003, entitled, ``Process for Interim Staff Guidance.'' An electronic copy of the revised LR-ISG process is available in the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) under Accession No. ML091950069.
In the Matter of Westinghouse Electric Company LLC; Confirmatory Order (Effective Immediately)
Document Number: E9-19642
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Export and Import of Nuclear Equipment and Material; Updates and Clarifications
Document Number: E9-19545
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is reopening the comment period specific to the information collection aspects of a proposed rule published on June 23, 2009 (74 FR 29614), that would amend its regulations that govern the export and import of nuclear equipment and material. The comment period for comments specific to the information collection aspects of the proposed rule closed on July 23, 2009.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-19544
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-14
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: NRC Form 531, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number. 2. Current OMB approval number: OMB No. 3150-0188. 3. How often the collection is required: One time from each applicant or individual to enable the Department of the Treasury to process electronic payments or collect debts owed to the Government. 4. Who is required or asked to report: All individuals doing business with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, including contractors and recipients of credit, licenses, permits, and benefits. 5. The number of annual respondents: 300. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 25 hours (5 minutes per respondent). 7. Abstract: The Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 requires that agencies collect taxpayer identification numbers (TINs) from individuals who do business with the Government, including contractors and recipients of credit, licenses, permits, and benefits. The TIN will be used to process all electronic payments (refunds) made to licensees by electronic funds transfer by the Department of the Treasury. The Department of the Treasury will use the TIN to determine whether the refund can be used to administratively offset any delinquent debts reported to the Treasury by other government agencies. In addition, the TIN will be used to collect and report to the Department of the Treasury any delinquent indebtedness arising out of the licensee's or applicant's relationship with the NRC. Submit, by October 13, 2009, 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-2009-0334. 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-2009-0334. Mail comments to NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301- 415-6258, 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
Document Number: E9-19543
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-14
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 30, 2009. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR part 150, ``Exemptions and Continued Regulatory Authority in Agreement States and in Offshore Waters under section 274.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0032. 4. The form number if applicable: N/A. 5. How often the collection is required: How often the collection is required: 10 CFR 150.16(b), 150.17(c), and 150.19(c) require the submission of reports following specified events, such as the theft or unlawful diversion of licensed radioactive material. The source material inventory reports required under 10 CFR 150.17(b) must be submitted annually by certain licensees. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Agreement State licensees authorized to possess source or special nuclear material at certain types of facilities, or at any one time and location in greater than specified amounts. In addition, persons engaging in activities in non-Agreement States, in areas of exclusive Federal jurisdiction within Agreement States, or in offshore waters. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 8. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 15. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 190 hours. 10. Abstract: 10 CFR part 150 provides certain exemptions from NRC regulations for persons in Agreement States. Part 150 also defines activities in Agreement States and in offshore waters over which NRC regulatory authority continues, including certain information collection requirements. The information is needed to permit NRC to make reports to other governments and the International Atomic Energy Agency in accordance with international agreements. The information is also used to carry out NRC's safeguards and inspection programs. 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, Maryland 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 September 14, 2009. 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.
Uranium One Americas; Antelope and JAB Uranium Project New Source Material License Application; Notice of Intent to Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E9-19542
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Uranium One Americas (Uranium One) submitted an application for a new source material license for the Antelope and JAB Uranium Project to be located in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, approximately 38 miles northwest of Rawlins, Wyoming and approximately 90 miles southwest of Casper, Wyoming. The application proposes the construction, operation, and decommissioning of in-situ recovery (ISR), also known as in-situ leach, facilities and restoration of the aquifer from which the uranium is being extracted. Uranium One submitted the application for the new source material license to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) by a letter dated July 3, 2008. A notice of receipt and availability of the license application, including the Environmental Report (ER), and opportunity to request a hearing was published in the Federal Register on May 19, 2009 (74 FR 23436). The purpose of this NOI is to inform the public that the NRC will be preparing a site-specific Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for In-Situ Leach Uranium Milling Facilities (ISR GEIS) for a new source material license for the Antelope and JAB Uranium Project, as required by 10 CFR 51.26(d). In addition, as outlined in 36 CFR 800.8, ``Coordination with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA),'' the NRC plans to use the environmental review process as reflected in 10 CFR part 51 to coordinate compliance with section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.