Nuclear Regulatory Commission July 16, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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.