Nuclear Regulatory Commission July 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Review of Management Directive 8.11
Document Number: 2010-18739
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is requesting public comment on Management Directive (MD) 8.11, ``Review Process for 10 CFR 2.206 Petitions,'' dated July 1, 1999. MD 8.11 is a guidance document that details the internal procedures for NRC staff review and disposition of petitions submitted under Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 2.206. Because some of these internal procedures directly impact the interaction between members of the public and the NRC, the NRC is soliciting comments from the public, on what, if any, revisions should be made to the agency's internal process as described in MD 8.11.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-18658
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-29
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).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-18657
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-29
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).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-18656
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-29
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).
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS): Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Plant License Renewal
Document Number: 2010-18655
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Siting
Document Number: 2010-18654
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on ESBWR
Document Number: 2010-18653
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Public Meeting for the AREVA Enrichment Services, LLC Proposed Eagle Rock Uranium Enrichment Facility
Document Number: 2010-18512
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects a notice appearing in the Federal Register on July 21, 2010 (75 FR 42466), that announced the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Public Meeting for the AREVA Enrichment Services LLC Proposed Eagle Rock Uranium Enrichment Facility. This action is necessary to correct the phone number that the public could call to: (a) Register for providing oral comments on the Draft EIS at the public meeting; and (b) request special equipment or accommodations that are needed to attend or present information at the public meeting.
Export and Import of Nuclear Equipment and Material; Updates and Clarifications
Document Number: 2010-18219
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations that govern the export and import of nuclear equipment and material. This rule allows International Atomic Energy Agency Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources Category 1 and 2 quantities of radioactive materials to be imported under a general license. This rule also revises the definition of ``radioactive waste'' and removes the definition of ``incidental radioactive material.'' In addition, this rule updates, clarifies, and corrects several provisions.
Sunshine Act; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-18482
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Material Licensees
Document Number: 2010-18344
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations by revising the provisions applicable to the licensing and approval processes for byproduct, source and special nuclear material licenses, and irradiators. The proposed changes would clarify the definitions of ``construction'' and ``commencement of construction'' with respect to materials licensing actions instituted under the NRC's regulations. In addition, this action also contains a correction to a typographical error. The NRC is undertaking this rulemaking action to conform its regulations to the scope of its regulatory authority under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (AEA), to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the licensing and approval processes for future applications, as well as resolve certain inconsistencies that currently exist within the NRC's regulations with respect to the use and definition of the terms ``construction'' or ``commencement of construction'' for certain materials licensees.
Distribution of Source Material to Exempt Persons and to General Licensees and Revision of General License and Exemptions
Document Number: 2010-18223
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or ``the Commission'') is proposing to amend its regulations to require that the initial distribution of source material to exempt persons or general licensees be explicitly authorized by a specific license, which would include new reporting requirements. The proposed rule is intended to provide the Commission with more complete and timely information on the types and quantities of source material distributed for use either under exemption or by general licensees. In addition, the NRC is proposing to modify the existing possession and use requirements of the general license for small quantities of source material to better align the requirements with current health and safety standards. Finally, the NRC is proposing to revise, clarify, or delete certain source material exemptions from licensing to make the exemptions more risk informed. This rule would affect manufacturers and distributors of certain products and materials containing source material and certain persons using source material under general license and under exemptions from licensing.
Withdrawal of Regulatory Guide 5.17
Document Number: 2010-18077
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Issuance of Regulatory Guide
Document Number: 2010-18075
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Office of New Reactors; Proposed Revision 1 to Standard Review Plan; Section 13.5.1.1 on Administrative Procedures-General
Document Number: 2010-17995
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is soliciting public comment on NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants,'' on a proposed Revision 1 to Standard Review Plan (SRP), Section 13.5.1.1 on ``Administrative ProceduresGeneral,'' (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML101340264). The Office of New Reactors (NRO) is revising SRP Section 13.5.1.1 (Enclosure 1), which updates the initial issuance of this section, dated March 2007, to reflect the changes as shown in the description of changes (ADAMS Accession No. ML101340272). The previous version of this SRP section was published in March 2007 as initial issuance (ADAMS Accession No. ML070550029).
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: NAC-MPC System, Revision 6
Document Number: 2010-17848
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the NAC International Inc. (NAC) NAC-MPC System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 6 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) Number 1025. Amendment No. 6 to the NAC-MPC System CoC will include the following changes to the configuration of the NAC-MPC storage system as noted in Appendix B of the Technical Specifications (TS): Incorporation of a single closure lid with a welded closure ring for redundant closure into the Transportable Storage Canister (TSC) design; modification of the TSC and basket design to accommodate up to 68 La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor (LACBWR) spent fuel assemblies (36 undamaged Exxon fuel assemblies and up to 32 damaged fuel cans (in a preferential loading pattern)) that may contain undamaged Exxon fuel assemblies and damaged Exxon and Allis Chalmers fuel assemblies and/or fuel debris; the addition of zirconium alloy shroud compaction debris to be stored with undamaged and damaged fuel assemblies; minor design modifications to the Vertical Concrete Cask (VCC) incorporating design features from the MAGNASTOR system for improved operability of the system while adhering to as low as is reasonably achievable (ALARA) principles; an increase in the concrete pad compression strength from 4,000 psi to 6,000 psi; added justification for the 6-ft soil depth as being conservative; and other changes to incorporate minor editorial corrections in CoC No. 1025 and Appendices A and B of the TS. Also, the Definitions in TS 1.1 will be revised to include modifications and newly defined terms; the Limiting Conditions for Operation and associated Surveillance Requirements in TS 3.1 and 3.2 will be revised; and editorial changes will be made to TS 5.2 and 5.4.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: NAC-MPC System, Revision 6
Document Number: 2010-17847
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-21
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 revising the NAC International, Inc. (NAC), NAC-MPC System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 6 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) Number 1025. Amendment No. 6 would include the following changes to the configuration of the NAC-MPC storage system as noted in Appendix B of the Technical Specifications (TS): incorporation of a single closure lid with a welded closure ring for redundant closure into the Transportable Storage Canister (TSC) design; modification of the TSC and basket design to accommodate up to 68 La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor spent fuel assemblies (36 undamaged Exxon fuel assemblies and up to 32 damaged fuel cans (in a preferential loading pattern)) that may contain undamaged Exxon fuel assemblies and damaged Exxon and Allis Chalmers fuel assemblies and/or fuel debris; the addition of zirconium alloy shroud compaction debris to be stored with undamaged and damaged fuel assemblies; minor design modifications to the Vertical Concrete Cask (VCC) incorporating design features from the MAGNASTOR system for improved operability of the system while adhering to as low as is reasonably achievable (ALARA) principles; an increase in the concrete pad compression strength from 4000 psi to 6000 psi; added justification for the 6-ft soil depth as being conservative; and other changes to incorporate minor editorial corrections in CoC No. 1025 and Appendices A and B of the TS. Also, the Definitions in TS 1.1 will be revised to include modifications and newly defined terms; the Limiting Conditions for Operation and associated Surveillance Requirements in TS 3.1 and 3.2 will be revised; and editorial changes will be made to TS 5.2 and 5.4.
Firstenergy Nuclear Operating Company; Request for Licensing Action
Document Number: 2010-17834
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Public Meeting for the AREVA Enrichment Services, LLC Proposed Eagle Rock Uranium Enrichment Facility
Document Number: 2010-17788
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed AREVA Enrichment Services LLC (AES) Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility (EREF). On December 30, 2008, AES submitted a license application to the NRC that proposes the construction, operation, and decommissioning of a gas centrifuge-based uranium enrichment facility on a presently undeveloped site near Idaho Falls in Bonneville County, Idaho (the ``proposed action''). The license application included an Environmental Report (ER) regarding the proposed action.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2010-17771
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-20
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: 2010-17662
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC has recently submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (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, 2010.
Final Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability
Document Number: 2010-17649
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Requirements for Fingerprint-Based Criminal History Records Checks for Individuals Seeking Unescorted Access to Research or Test Reactors
Document Number: 2010-17635
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations to require research and test reactor (RTR) licensees (also called nonpower reactor licensees) to obtain a fingerprint-based criminal history records check before granting any individual unescorted access to their facilities. This action is necessary to comply with the requirements of Section 652 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), which amended Section 149 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (AEA), to require fingerprinting and a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) identification and a criminal history records check of any person who is permitted unescorted access to a utilization facility.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: NUHOMS® HD Revision 1; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2010-17425
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is withdrawing a direct final rule that would have revised the NUHOMS[supreg] HD cask system listing within the list of approved spent fuel storage casks to include Amendment No. 1 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) Number 1030. The NRC is taking this action because the applicant identified that a certain Technical Specification (TS) for Boral characterization was not written precisely and in a manner that could be readily and demonstrably implemented. Specifically, the requirements for meeting TS 4.3.1, ``Neutron Absorber Tests,'' which references Section 9.1.7.3 of the Safety Analysis Report (SAR), are not precisely quantified in that it requires that ``the average size of the boron carbide particles in the finished product is approximately 50 microns after rolling.'' Use of language such as ``average'' and ``approximately'' is imprecise, and no ranges or statistical variations are specified. The NRC will publish a revised direct final rule along with its companion proposed rule after the necessary revisions to the TS are made.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: NUHOMS®
Document Number: 2010-17424
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is withdrawing a proposed rule that would have revised the NUHOMS[supreg] HD cask system listing within the list of approved spent fuel storage casks to include Amendment No. 1 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) Number 1030. The NRC is taking this action because the applicant identified that a certain Technical Specification (TS) for Boral characterization was not written precisely. Specifically, the requirements for meeting TS 4.3.1, ``Neutron Absorber Tests,'' which references Section 9.1.7.3 of the Safety Analysis Report (SAR), are not precisely quantified in that it requires that ``the average size of the boron carbide particles in the finished product is approximately 50 microns after rolling.'' Use of language such as ``average'' and ``approximately'' is imprecise, and no ranges or statistical variations are specified. The NRC will publish a revised direct final rule along with its companion proposed rule after the necessary revisions to the TS are made.
Report to Congress on Abnormal Occurrences Fiscal Year 2009; Dissemination of Information
Document Number: 2010-17373
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Public Records
Document Number: 2010-17372
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is revising its regulations to change the fees for search and review of agency records by NRC personnel. This document is necessary to inform the public of these changes.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed International Isotopes Uranium Processing Facility
Document Number: 2010-17253
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
International Isotopes Fluorine Products, Inc. (IIFP), a wholly owned subsidiary of International Isotopes, Inc. (INIS), submitted a license application, which included an Environmental Report (ER) on December 30, 2009, that proposes the construction, operation, and decommissioning of a fluorine extraction and depleted uranium de- conversion facility to be located near Hobbs in Lea County, New Mexico. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and its regulations in 10 Code of Federal Regulations Part 51, announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) evaluating this proposed action. The EIS will examine the potential environmental impacts of the proposed INIS facility.
Draft Regulatory Guide; Issuance, Availability
Document Number: 2010-17251
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Implementation Guidance for Physical Protection of Byproduct Material; Category 1 and Category 2 Quantities of Radioactive Material
Document Number: 2010-17126
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations to establish security requirements for the use and transport of category 1 and category 2 quantities of radioactive
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 2010-17125
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Availability of the Proposed Models For Plant-Specific Adoption of Technical Specifications Task Force (TSTF) Traveler TSTF-446, Revision 3, “Risk Informed Evaluation of Extensions to Containment Isolation Valve Completion Times (WCAP-15791)”
Document Number: 2010-16761
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is announcing the availability of the proposed model application (with model no significant hazards consideration determination) and model safety evaluation (SE) for plant-specific adoption of Technical Specifications Task Force (TSTF) Traveler TSTF- 446, Revision 3, ``Risk Informed Evaluation of Extensions to Containment Isolation Valve Completion Times (WCAP-15791).'' TSTF-446, Revision 3, is available in the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) under Accession Number ML080510164. The proposed changes revise Standard Technical Specifications (TS) with respect to completion times for containment isolation valves. This model SE will facilitate expedited approval of plant-specific adoption of TSTF-446, Revision 3.
STP Nuclear Operating Company, South Texas Project, Units 1 and 2; Exemption
Document Number: 2010-16878
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on AP1000
Document Number: 2010-16759
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions