Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-32920
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-30
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: ``DOE/NRC Form 742, Material Balance Report and NUREG/BR-0007, Instructions for the Preparation and Distribution of Material Status Report.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0004. 3. How often the collection is required: DOE/NRC Form 742 is submitted annually following a physical inventory of nuclear materials. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Persons licensed to possess specified quantities of special nuclear or source material. 5. The number of annual respondents: For DOE/NRC Form 742, there are approximately 360 respondents annually. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 1,260. 7. Abstract: Each licensee authorized to possess special nuclear material totaling more than one gram of contained uranium-235, uranium- 233, or plutonium, or any combination thereof, are required to submit DOE/NRC Forms 742 and 742C. In addition, any licensee authorized to possess 1,000 kilograms of source material is required to submit DOE/ NRC Form 742. The NRC uses this information to fulfill its responsibilities as a participant in US/IAEA Safeguards Agreement and various bilateral agreements with other countries, and to satisfy its domestic safeguards responsibilities. Submit, by February 28, 2011 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-2010-0347. 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-2010-0347. 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: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-32919
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-30
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: ``DOE/NRC Form 742C, Physical Inventory Listing.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0058. 3. How often the collection is required: DOE/NRC Form 742C is submitted annually following a physical inventory of nuclear materials. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Persons licensed to possess specified quantities of special nuclear or source material. 5. The number of annual respondents: For DOE/NRC Form 742C, there are approximately 360 respondents annually. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 1,440. 7. Abstract: Each licensee authorized to possess special nuclear material totaling more than one gram of contained uranium-235, uranium- 233, or plutonium, or any combination thereof, is required to submit DOE/NRC Form 742C data. NRC uses this information to fulfill its responsibilities as a participant in US/IAEA Safeguards Agreement and various bilateral agreements with other countries and to satisfy its domestic safeguards responsibilities. Submit, by February 28, 2011 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-2010-0348. 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-2010-0348. 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.
Carolina Power & Light Company; H. B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant, Unit No. 2; Exemption
Document Number: 2010-32917
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 2010-32921
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Service Contracts Inventory
Document Number: 2010-32828
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is providing for public information its Inventory of Contracts for Services for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010. The inventory includes service contract actions over $25,000 that were awarded in FY 2010.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-32825
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
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 October 13, 2010. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 26, ``Fitness for Duty Programs.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0146. 4. The form number if applicable: N/A. 5. How often the collection is required: Annually and on occasion. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Nuclear power reactor licensees licensed under 10 CFR part 50 or 52 (except those who have permanently ceased operations and have verified that fuel has been permanently removed from the reactor); all holders of nuclear power plant construction permits and early site permits with a limited work authorization and applicants for nuclear power plant construction permits that have a limited work authorization under the provisions of 10 CFR part 50; all holders of a combined license for a nuclear power plant issued under 10 CFR part 52 and applicants for a combined license that have a limited work authorization; all licensees, who are authorized to possess, use, or transport formula quantities of strategic special nuclear material (SSNM) under the provisions of 10 CFR part 70; all holders of a certificate of compliance of an approved compliance plan issued under 10 CFR part 76, if the holder engages in activities involving formula quantities of SSNM; and all contractor/ vendors (C/V) who implement fitness-for-duty (FFD) programs or program elements to the extent that the licensees and other entities listed in this paragraph rely on those C/V FFD programs or program elements to comply with 10 CFR part 26. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 521,919 (120 total annual reporting responses + 42 recordkeepers + 521,757 third- party responses). 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 89,510 (31 FFD program responses + 1 Subpart K construction FFD program respondent + 10 HHS-certified laboratories + 89,468 third-party respondents). 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 666,824 (6,615 reporting + 358,352 recordkeeping + 301,857 third party disclosure). 10. Abstract: NRC regulations in 10 CFR part 26 prescribe requirements to establish, implement, and maintain fitness-for-duty programs at affected licensees and other entities. The objectives of these requirements are to provide reasonable assurance that persons subject to the rule are trustworthy, reliable, and not under the influence of any substance, legal or illegal, or mentally or physically impaired from any cause, which in any way could adversely affect their ability to safely and competently perform their duties. These requirements also provide reasonable assurance that the effects of fatigue and degraded alertness on individuals' abilities to safely and competently perform their duties are managed commensurate with maintaining public health and safety. The information collections required by part 26 are necessary to properly manage FFD programs and to enable effective and efficient regulatory oversight of affected licensees other entities. These licensees and other entities must perform certain tasks, maintain records, and submit reports to comply with part 26 drug and alcohol provisions and fatigue management requirements. These records and reports are necessary to enable regulatory inspection and evaluation of a licensee's or entity's compliance with NRC regulations, its FFD performance, and of any significant FFD-related event to help maintain public health and safety, promote the common defense and security, and protect the environment. 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 World Wide 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 January 28, 2011. 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. Christine J. Kymn, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0146), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be e-mailed to Christine.J.Kymn@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at (202) 395-4638. The NRC Clearance Officer is Tremaine Donnell, (301) 415-6258.
Notice of Issuance of Regulatory Guide
Document Number: 2010-32448
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-32431
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Meeting of The ACRS Subcommittee on AP1000; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-32428
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Detroit Edison Company; FERMI 2; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: 2010-32425
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
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: 2010-32423
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
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 October 18, 2010. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR part 70, ``Domestic Licensing of Special Nuclear Material.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0009. 4. The form number if applicable: N/A. 5. How often the collection is required: Required reports are collected and evaluated on a continuing basis as events occur. Applications for new licenses and amendments may be submitted at any time. Generally, renewal applications are submitted every ten years and for major fuel cycle facilities updates of the safety demonstration section are submitted every two years. Nuclear material control and accounting information is submitted in accordance with specified instructions. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Applicants for and holders of specific NRC licenses to receive title to, own, acquire, deliver, receive, possess, use, or initially transfer special nuclear material. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 1,256 (655 responses + 601 recordkeepers). 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 372. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 89,465 hours (81,785 reporting + 7,700 recordkeeping) or an average of 125 hours per response (81,765 reporting burden hours/655 responses) and an average of 13 hours per recordkeeper (7,700 recordkeeping burden hours/601 recordkeepers). 10. Abstract: 10 CFR part 70 establishes requirements for licenses to own, acquire, receive, possess, use, and transfer special nuclear material. The information in the applications, reports, and records is used by NRC to make licensing and other regulatory determinations concerning the use of special nuclear material. Submit, by February 25, 2011, comments that address the following questions: 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 January 26, 2011. 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.
Notice of Availability of NUREG-1800, Revision 2; “Standard Review Plan for Review of License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants” and NUREG-1801, Revision 2; “Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report”
Document Number: 2010-32252
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC staff is issuing the revised NUREG-1800, ``Standard Review Plan for Review of License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants'' (SRP-LR); and the revised NUREG-1801, ``Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report.'' These revised documents describe methods acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing the license renewal rule, Title 10, of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 54 (10 CFR part 54), as well as techniques used by the NRC staff in evaluating applications for license renewals. The draft versions of these documents were issued for public comment on May 18, 2010 (75 FR 27838). The NRC staff assessment of public comments and the technical bases for changes made in the GALL Report will be issued at a later date as NUREG-1950, ``Disposition of Public Comments and Technical Bases for Changes in the License Renewal Guidance Documents NUREG-1800 and NUREG- 1801.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-32250
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-23
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: NUREG/BR-0238, Materials Annual Fee Billing Handbook; NRC Form 628, ``Financial EDI Authorization''; NUREG/BR-0254, Payment Methods; and NRC Form 629, ``Authorization for Payment by Credit Card.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0190. 3. How often the collection is required: On occasion (as needed to pay invoices.) 4. Who is required or asked to report: Anyone conducting business with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission including licensees, applicants and individuals who are required to pay a fee for inspections and licenses. 5. The number of annual respondents: 583 (11 for NRC Form 628 and 572 for NRC Form 629 and NUREG/BR-0254). 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 47 (.9 hour for NRC Form 628 and 46 hours for NRC Form 629 and NUREG/BR-0254). 7. Abstract: The U.S. Department of the Treasury encourages the public to pay monies owed the government through use of the Automated Clearinghouse Network and credit cards. These two methods of payment are used by licensees, applicants, and individuals to pay civil penalties, full cost licensing fees, and inspection fees to the NRC. The NRC Form 628, ``Financial EDI Authorization,'' provides an option to make electronic payment through the Automated Clearinghouse (ACH) Network and authorizes the licensee's bank to pay invoices to the NRC through the ACH. The NRC Form 628 requests the licensee's name; electronic funds transfer contact, telephone number, address, authorized signature and title. NRC Form 629, ``Authorization for Payment by Credit Card,'' is another option used to authorize payment. The credit card authorization form is used by licensees to authorize payment by credit card for license fees and for payment of fees for fingerprint cards, and solicits information that identifies the cardholder's name, address, account number, card expiration date, cards accepted, cardholder's signature, invoice number or license number. There are no recordkeeping requirements associated with this collection. Submit, by February 22, 2011, 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? The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly available documents, including the draft supporting statement, at the NRC's Public Document Room, Room O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. 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-2010-0377. 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-2010-0377. 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.
Francis Slakey on Behalf of the American Physical Society; Receipt of Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: 2010-32242
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) is publishing for public comment a notice of receipt of a petition for rulemaking, dated November 10, 2010, which was filed with the NRC by Francis Slakey on behalf of the American Physical Society (APS). The petition was docketed by the NRC on November 18, 2010, and has been assigned Docket No. PRM-70-9. The petitioner requests that the NRC amend its regulations regarding the domestic licensing of special nuclear material to include proliferation assessments as part of the licensing process.
Waste Confidence Decision Update
Document Number: 2010-31637
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) is updating its Waste Confidence Decision of 1984 and, in a parallel rulemaking proceeding, revising its generic determinations in the NRC's regulations.
Consideration of Environmental Impacts of Temporary Storage of Spent Fuel After Cessation of Reactor Operation
Document Number: 2010-31624
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) is revising its generic determination on the environmental impacts of storage of spent fuel at, or away from, reactor sites after the expiration of reactor operating licenses. The revisions reflect findings that the Commission has reached in an update and supplement to the 1990 Waste Confidence rulemaking proceeding published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register. The Commission now finds that, if necessary, spent fuel generated in any reactor can be stored safely and without significant environmental impacts for at least 60 years beyond the licensed life for operation (which may include the term of a revised or renewed license) of that reactor in a combination of storage in its spent fuel storage basin or at either onsite or offsite independent spent fuel storage installations (ISFSIs). It also finds reasonable assurance that sufficient mined geologic repository capacity will be available for disposal of spent fuel when necessary.
Carolina Power & Light Company, Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, Unit No. 1; Exemption
Document Number: 2010-32145
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Virginia Electric and Power Company; Surry Power Station Unit Nos. 1 and 2; Exemption
Document Number: 2010-32144
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company, Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station; Exemption
Document Number: 2010-32141
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
NUREG-1953, Confirmatory Thermal-Hydraulic Analysis To Support Specific Success Criteria in the Standardized Plant Analysis Risk Models-Surry and Peach Bottom Draft Report for Comment
Document Number: 2010-32140
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is re-opening the public comment period for the document entitled: NUREG-1953, ``Confirmatory Thermal-Hydraulic Analysis to Support Specific Success Criteria in the Standardized Plant Analysis Risk ModelsSurry and Peach Bottom, Draft Report for Comment.'' This report was originally issued for public comment via Federal Register Notice [75 FR 69140-69141], dated November 10, 2010 (NRC-2010-0344).
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 2010-32133
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2010-32009
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will convene a teleconference meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) on January 5, 2011, to discuss: (1) The ACMUI reporting structure; (2) rulemaking and implementation guidance for physical protection of byproduct material; and (3) the impacts of the draft safety culture policy statement for medical licensees. Contingent upon the outcome of the January 5, 2011, the NRC will also convene a second teleconference of the ACMUI on January 12, 2011, to further discuss the ACMUI reporting structure. A copy of the agenda for each meeting will be available at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc- collections/acmui/agenda or by contacting Ms. Ashley Cockerham using the information below.
Requirements for Fingerprint-Based Criminal History Records Checks for Individuals Seeking Unescorted Access to Research or Test Reactors
Document Number: 2010-31852
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is reopening the public comment period for the proposed rule that was published on July 10, 2010. The proposed rule would amend the NRC's regulations by requiring research and test reactor licensees to obtain a fingerprint- based criminal history records check before granting any individual unescorted access to their facilities. The comment period for this proposed rule, which closed on October 4, 2010, is reopened and will remain open until January 31, 2011.
Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions
Document Number: 2010-30468
Type: Unknown
Date: 2010-12-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Part Xxiii
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing its semiannual regulatory agenda in accordance with Public Law 96-354, ``The Regulatory Flexibility Act,'' and Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory Planning and Review.'' The agenda is a compilation of all rules on which the NRC has recently completed action or has proposed or is considering action. This issuance updates any action occurring on rules since publication of the last semiannual agenda on April 26, 2010 (75 FR 21960).
Notice of Issuance of Regulatory Guide
Document Number: 2010-31731
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Availability of the Models for Plant-Specific Adoption of Technical Specifications Task Force Traveler TSTF-514, Revision 3, “Revise BWR Operability Requirements and Actions for RCS Leakage Instrumentation”
Document Number: 2010-31730
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of the consolidated line item improvement process (CLIIP), the NRC is announcing the availability of the model application (with model no significant hazards consideration determination) and model safety evaluation (SE) for the plant-specific adoption of Technical Specifications Task Force (TSTF) Traveler TSTF- 514, Revision 3, ``Revise BWR [boiling water reactor] Operability Requirements and Actions for RCS [reactor coolant system] Leakage Instrumentation.'' TSTF-514, Revision 3, is available in the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) under Accession Number ML103280389. The proposed changes revise the Standard Technical Specifications (STS) to define a new time limit for restoring inoperable RCS leakage detection instrumentation to operable status and establish alternate methods of monitoring RCS leakage when one or more required monitors are inoperable. Changes to the Technical Specifications (TS) Bases are included, which reflect the proposed changes and more accurately reflect the contents of the facility design bases related to the operability of the RCS leakage detection instrumentation. The CLIIP model SE will facilitate expedited approval of plant-specific adoption of TSTF-514, Revision 3. Documents: You can access publicly available documents related to this notice using the following methods: NRC's Public Document Room (PDR): The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly available documents at the NRC's PDR, Room O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are available electronically at the NRC's Electronic Reading Room at http:/ /www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this page, the public can gain entry into ADAMS, which provides text and image files of NRC's public documents. If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC's PDR reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by e-mail at pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The model application (with model no significant hazards consideration determination) and model SE for the plant-specific adoption of TSTF-514, Revision 3, are available electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML102300729. The NRC staff disposition of comments received on the Notice of Opportunity for Comment announced in the Federal Register on April 13, 2010 (75 FR 18907-18908), is available electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML102300727. Federal rulemaking Web site: The public comments received and supporting materials related to this notice can be found at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching on Docket ID NRC-2010-0150.
Final Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability
Document Number: 2010-31729
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee On Reactor Safeguards; Renewal
Document Number: 2010-31590
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards was established by Section 29 of the Atomic Energy Act (AEA) of 1954, as amended. Its purpose is to provide advice to the Commission with regard to the hazards of proposed or existing reactor facilities, to review each application for a construction permit or operating license for certain facilities specified in the AEA, and such other duties as the Commission may request. The AEA as amended by PL 100-456 also specifies that the Defense Nuclear Safety Board may obtain the advice and recommendations of the ACRS. Membership on the Committee includes individuals experienced in reactor operations, management; probabilistic risk assessment; analysis of reactor accident phenomena; design of nuclear power plant structures, systems and components; materials science; and mechanical, civil, and electrical engineering. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has determined that renewal of the charter for the ACRS until December 10, 2012 is in the public interest in connection with the statutory responsibilities assigned to the ACRS. This action is being taken in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
Notice of Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2010-31463
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
AREVA NP, Inc.; Confirmatory Order (Effective Immediately)
Document Number: 2010-31175
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.
Document Number: 2010-31173
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities; Updates to Incorporation by Reference of Regulatory Guides; Correction
Document Number: 2010-31084
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects a final rule that was published in the Federal Register on October 5, 2010 (75 FR 61321). The final rule amends the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) regulations to incorporate by reference the latest revisions of two previously incorporated regulatory guides. This document is necessary to add a line of regulatory text that was inadvertently omitted from the final rule.
Nextera Energy Seabrook, LLC Seabrook Station Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation; Exemption
Document Number: 2010-31080
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions