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

Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2010-25529
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-08
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: 2010-25407
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-08
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 July 7, 2010. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 63, ``Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes in a Proposed Geologic Repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0199. 4. The form number if applicable: N/A. 5. How often the collection is required: One time. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: The State of Nevada, local governments, or affected Indian Tribes, or their representatives, requesting consultation with the NRC staff regarding review of the potential high-level waste geologic repository site, or wishing to participate in a license application review for the potential geologic repository. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 3. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 3. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 363 (An average of 40 hours per response for consultation requests, 80 hours per response for license application review participation proposals, and one hour per response for statements of representative authority). 10. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 63 requires the State of Nevada, local governments, or affected Indian Tribes to submit certain information to the NRC if they request consultation with the NRC staff concerning the review of the potential repository site, or wish to participate in a license application review for the potential repository. Representatives of the State of Nevada, local governments, or affected Indian Tribes must submit a statement of their authority to act in such a representative capacity. The information submitted by the State, local governments, and affected Indian Tribes is used by the Director of the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards as a basis for decisions about the commitment of NRC staff resources to the consultation and participation efforts. 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 November 8, 2010. 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: 2010-25406
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-08
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 August 3, 2010. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 39 Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Well Logging. 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0130. 4. The form number if applicable: N/A. 5. How often the collection is required: Applications for new licenses and amendments may be submitted at any time. Applications for renewal are submitted every 10 years. Reports are submitted as events occur. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Applicants for and holders of specific licenses authorizing the use of licensed radioactive material for well logging. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 2,827 (346 NRC Licensees + 2,481 Agreement State Licensees). 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 278 (34 NRC Licensees + 244 Agreement State Licensees). 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 60,296 hours (7,375 total NRC licensees hrs + 52,921 total Agreement State licensees hrs). The NRC licensees total burden is 7,375 hours (108 reporting hrs + 7,267 recordkeeping hrs). The Agreement State licensees total burden is 52,921 hours (767 reporting hrs + 52,154 recordkeeping hrs). The average burden per response for both NRC licensees and Agreement State licensees is 19.4 hours and the burden per recordkeeper is 214 hours. 10. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 39 establishes radiation safety requirements for the use of radioactive material in well logging operations. The information in the applications, reports and records is used by the NRC staff to ensure that the health and safety of the public is protected and that licensee possession and use of source and byproduct material is in compliance with license and regulatory requirements. 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 November 8, 2010. 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 (3150-0130), 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: 2010-25405
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Physical Protection of Byproduct Material; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2010-25397
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On June 15, 2010, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published for public comment a proposed rule to establish security requirements for the use and transport of Category 1 and Category 2 quantities of radioactive material. The public comment period for this proposed rule was to have expired on October 13, 2010. The NRC received several requests to extend the comment period to January 18, 2011. Due to the size and complexity of the proposed rule and the associated draft implementation guidance, the NRC has decided to extend the comment period until January 18, 2011.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Planning and Procedures
Document Number: 2010-25155
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Reliability and PRA
Document Number: 2010-25151
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on AP1000
Document Number: 2010-25150
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Meeting of the Subcommittee on Plant License Renewal
Document Number: 2010-25143
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2010-24913
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
NRC will convene a meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) on October 20-21, 2010. A sample of agenda items to be discussed during the public session includes: (1) A presentation from the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors on a national medical events database; (2) a discussion on the Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 35 medical event rule implementation plan; (3) updates on permanent prostate brachytherapy medical events that occurred at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia; (4) a subcommittee report on permanent implant brachytherapy; (5) a discussion of patients' rights advocate responsibilities; (6) a discussion on emerging technology and medical isotope production; (7) updates on 10 CFR part 37 Rule and Guidance; (8) discussion on the draft policy statement on protection of cesium chloride radiation sources; (9) a subcommittee report on the issue of patient release following administration of iodine-131; (10) a discussion on the potential changes to NRC's Radiation Protection Program; and (11) a discussion on medical-related events. A copy of the agenda will be available at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc- collections/acmui/agenda or by e-mailing Ms. Ashley Cockerham at the contact information below. Purpose: Discuss issues related to 10 CFR part 35 Medical Use of Byproduct Material. Date and Time for Closed Session: October 20, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and October 21, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The first session will be closed so that ACMUI members can prepare for the Commission briefing. The second session will be closed so that ACMUI members can undergo NRC training, enroll for and activate new badges, and discuss ACMUI interactions with staff for major medical policy. Date and Time for Open Sessions: October 20, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and October 21, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Address for Public Meeting: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Two White Flint North Building, Room T2-B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Public Participation: Any member of the public who wishes to participate in the meeting in person or via phone should contact Ms. Cockerham using the information below. The meeting will also be webcast live: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/public-meetings/webcast- live.html. Contact Information: Ashley M. Cockerham, e-mail: ashley.cockerham@nrc.gov, telephone: (240) 888-7129.
NUREG/CR-7010, Cable Heat Release, Ignition, and Spread in Tray Installations During Fire (CHRISTIFIRE); Volume 1: Horizontal Trays, Draft Report for Comment
Document Number: 2010-24914
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued for public comment a document entitled: ``NUREG/CR-7010, Cable Heat Release, Ignition, and Spread in Tray Installations During Fire (CHRISTIFIRE) Volume 1: Horizontal Trays, Draft Report for Comment.''
Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities; Updates to Incorporation by Reference of Regulatory Guide
Document Number: 2010-24814
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to incorporate by reference the latest revisions of two previously incorporated regulatory guides (RGs) approving new and revised Code Cases published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The RGs which are incorporated by reference are RG 1.84, ``Design, Fabrication, and Materials Code Case Acceptability, ASME Section III,'' Revision 35, and RG 1.147, ``Inservice Inspection Code Case Acceptability, ASME Section XI, Division 1,'' Revision 16. This action allows nuclear power plant licensees, and applicants for standard design certifications, standard design approvals, and manufacturing licenses under the regulations that govern license certifications, and approves the nuclear power plants to use the Code Cases listed in these RGs as alternatives to requirements in the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel (BPV) Code regarding the construction and inservice inspection (ISI) of nuclear power plant components. Concurrent with this action, the NRC is publishing a notice of the issuance and availability of the RGs in the Federal Register. As a result of these related actions, the Code Cases listed in these RGs are incorporated by reference into the NRC's regulations and are deemed to be legally-binding NRC requirements.
Issuance of Regulatory Guides
Document Number: 2010-24812
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is providing notice of the issuance and availability of Regulatory Guides 1.84, Rev. 35, ``Design, Fabrication, and Materials Code Case Acceptability, ASME Section III,'' and RG 1.147, Rev. 16, ``Inservice Inspection Code Case Acceptability, ASME Section XI, Division 1.''
Issuance of Regulatory Guide
Document Number: 2010-24810
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is providing notice of the issuance and availability of Regulatory Guide 1.193, Rev. 3, ``ASME Code Cases Not Approved for Use.''
Sunshine Act: Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-24912
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Energy Northwest; Columbia Generating Station Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: 2010-24811
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Exemption; Entergy Operations, Inc.; Arkansas Nuclear One, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2010-24806
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions