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Licensing Support System Advisory Review Panel
Document Number: 2010-30955
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Licensing Support System Advisory Review Panel was established by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission as a Federal Advisory Committee in 1989. Its purpose was to provide advice on the fundamental issues of design and development of an electronic information management system to be used to store and retrieve documents relating to the licensing of a geologic repository for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste, and on the operation and maintenance of the system. This electronic information management system was known as the Licensing Support System (LSS). In November, 1998 the Commission approved amendments to 10 CFR part 2 that renamed the Licensing Support System Advisory Review Panel as the Licensing Support Network Advisory Review Panel. The Licensing Support Network (LSN) in use since 2004 and now contains over 4 million documents associated the proposed high-level waste facility. Membership on the Panel will continue to be drawn from those interests that will be affected by the use of the LSN, including the Department of Energy, the NRC, the State of Nevada, the National Congress of American Indians, affected units of local governments in Nevada, the Nevada Nuclear Waste Task Force, and a coalition of nuclear industry groups. Federal agencies with expertise and experience in electronic information management systems may also participate on the Panel. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has determined that renewal of the charter for the LSNARP until December 3, 2012 is in the public interest in connection with duties imposed on the Commission by law. This action is being taken in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act after consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 2010-30846
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Northern States Power Company-Minnesota, Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant, Units 1 and 2; Exemption
Document Number: 2010-30653
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc. Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2; Exemption
Document Number: 2010-30650
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Detroit Edison Company Fermi, Unit 2; Exemption
Document Number: 2010-30636
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Availability of the Models for Plant-Specific Adoption of Technical Specifications Task Force (TSTF) Traveler TSTF-431, Revision 3, “Change in Technical Specifications End States (BAW-2441)”
Document Number: 2010-30490
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-06
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 (NSHC) determination) and model safety evaluation (SE) for the plant-specific adoption of Technical Specifications Task Force (TSTF) Traveler TSTF- 431, Revision 3, ``Change in Technical Specifications End States (BAW- 2441).'' TSTF-431, Revision 3, is available in the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) under Accession Number ML093570241. The proposed changes revise the Standard Technical Specifications (STS) to permit, for some systems, entry into a hot shutdown (Mode 4) end state rather than a cold shutdown (Mode 5) end state. These changes are associated with the implementation of Topical Report BAW-2441-A, Revision 2, ``Risk-Informed Justification for LCO End-State Changes.'' The CLIIP model SE will facilitate expedited approval of plant-specific adoption of TSTF-431, 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, Public File Area O1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. 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 the ADAMS, which provides text and image files of NRC's public documents. If you do not have access to the ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing the documents located in the 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 NSHC determination) and model SE for the plant-specific adoption of TSTF-431, Revision 3, are available electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML102310365. The NRC staff disposition of comments received on the Notice of Opportunity for Comment announced in the Federal Register on November 21, 2007 (72 FR 65615-65629), is available electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML102310364. 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-2010-0371.
Notice of Availability of Draft Supplement to the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Pa'ina Hawaii, LLC Irradiator in Honolulu, HI
Document Number: 2010-30488
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing and publishing for public comment a Draft Supplement to the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the irradiator proposed by Pa'ina Hawaii, LLC (Pa'ina). On June 23, 2005, Pa'ina submitted an application to NRC requesting a license to possess and use byproduct material in connection with a proposed underwater irradiator. NRC completed the Final EA and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for this action on August 10, 2007, and subsequently issued a license to Pa'ina on August 17, 2007. The license authorizes Pa'ina to possess and use byproduct material (sealed sources) in a commercial underwater irradiator to be located adjacent to Honolulu International Airport on Palekona Street near Lagoon Drive. NRC is issuing this Draft Supplement to the EA in response to a decision of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (Board) from the NRC's Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel (ASLBP). As directed by the Board, this Draft Supplement addresses the following three areas: (1) Environmental impacts of accidents that might occur during the transport of cobalt-60 sources to and from Pa'ina's irradiator, (2) electron-beam technology as an alternative to cobalt-60 irradiation, and (3) alternative sites for Pa'ina's irradiator.
Advance Notification to Native American Tribes of Transportation of Certain Types of Nuclear Waste
Document Number: 2010-30478
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations that govern packaging and transportation of radioactive material and physical protection of plants and materials. Specifically, the proposed amendments would require licensees to provide advance notification to Federally recognized Tribal governments regarding shipments of irradiated reactor fuel and certain nuclear wastes for any shipment that passes within or across their reservations. The Tribal government would be required to protect the shipment information as Safeguards Information (SGI).
Appointments To Performance Review Boards for Senior Executive Service
Document Number: 2010-30354
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This notice announces a change in the membership of the Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2010-30220
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2010-30193
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Request for a License To Export Radioactive Waste
Document Number: 2010-30113
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Request for a License To Import Radioactive Waste
Document Number: 2010-30110
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-30
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: 2010-30108
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Miscellaneous Administrative Changes
Document Number: 2010-29735
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is amending its regulations to make miscellaneous administrative changes, including an update of the list of Agreement and Non-Agreement States, the merging of the Region II materials program with that of Region I, the correction of office titles associated with the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards and the Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, the inclusion of references to new Executive Order (E.O.) 13526, and other edits, corrections, and conforming changes. This document is necessary to inform the public of these changes to the NRC's regulations.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2010-30093
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-29932
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-29
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). Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted: 1. The title of the information collection: ``DOE/NRC Form 741 (Nuclear Material Transaction Report) and Associated Instructions (NUREG/BR-0006)'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0003. 3. How often the collection is required: Form 741 is submitted when specified events occur (nuclear material or source material transfers, receipts, or inventory changes). 4. Who is required or asked to report: Persons licensed to possess specified quantities of special nuclear material or source material. Any licensee who ships, receives, or otherwise undergoes an inventory change of special nuclear or source material is required to submit a Form 741 to document the change. 5. The number of annual respondents: For DOE/NRC Form 741, there are approximately 400 respondents annually. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 20,616 hours. 7. Abstract: NRC is required to collect nuclear material transaction information for domestic safeguards use and to make it available to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Licensees use Form 741 to make inventory and accounting reports for certain source or special nuclear material, or for transfer or receipt of 1 kilogram or more of source material. This form enables NRC to collect, retrieve, analyze, and submit the data to IAEA to fulfill its reporting responsibilities. Submit, by January 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-2010-0338. 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-2010-0338. 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.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Revised Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2010-29915
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Availability; NUREG-1307, Revision 14, “Report on Waste Burial Charges Changes in Decommissioning Waste Disposal Costs at Low-Level Waste Burial Facilities”
Document Number: 2010-29760
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is announcing the completion and availability of NUREG-1307, Revision 14, ``Report on Waste Burial Charges,'' dated November 2010, which updates the cost factor for disposal (Bx) that a licensee uses when calculating the minimum amount of decommissioning funding assurance required, based on changes in waste disposal charges since the previous revision.
Alternate Fracture Toughness Requirements for Protection Against Pressurized Thermal Shock Events; Correction
Document Number: 2010-29757
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On January 3, 2010, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) published in the Federal Register a final rule (75 FR 13) that amends the NRC's regulations in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) part 50, section 61a to provide alternate fracture toughness requirements for protection against pressurized thermal shock (PTS) events for pressurized water reactor (PWR) pressure vessels. On February 3, 2010, the NRC published in the Federal Register a correction to the final rule (75 FR 5495) to correct formatting and typographical errors. This document is necessary to further correct a typographical error that appears in the correction document.
Proposed Generic Communications Reporting for Decommissioning Funding Status Reports
Document Number: 2010-29738
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to issue a regulatory issue summary (RIS) to clarify for licensees and external stakeholders the information that they should use and present to the NRC in the Decommissioning Funding Status (DFS) reports to ensure that the NRC staff, licensees, and stakeholders are using the same, correct figures and to prevent potential issues resulting from shortfalls in the licensee's decommissioning fund.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2010-29604
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Erik Erb; Notice of Receipt of Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: 2010-29480
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received a petition for rulemaking (PRM) dated August 17, 2010, submitted by Erik Erb (the Petitioner) and 91 co-signers. The petition was docketed by the NRC on September 17, 2010, and has been assigned PRM-26-6. The petitioner requests that the NRC amend its regulations to decrease the minimum days off (MDO) requirement for security officers working 12- hour shifts from an average of 3 days per week to 2.5 or 2 days per week. The NRC is also requesting public comments on the PRM.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-29375
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
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: Comprehensive Decommissioning Program, Including Annual Data Collection. 2. Current OMB Approval Number: OMB 3150-0206. 3. How often the collection is required: Annually. 4. Who is required or asked to report: All Agreement States who have signed Section 274(b) Agreements with NRC. 5. The number of annual respondents: 37 (13 Agreement States respondents with sites of interest + 24 Agreement States respondents with no sites of interest). 6. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 662 (590 hours from Agreement States with sites of interest + 72 hours from Agreement States with no sites of interest). 7. Abstract: Agreement States will be asked to provide information about uranium recovery and complex sites undergoing decommissioning regulated by the Agreement States on an annual basis. The information request will allow the NRC to compile, in a centralized location, more complete information on the status of decommissioning and decontamination in the United States in order to provide a national perspective on decommissioning. The information will be made available to the public by the NRC in order to ensure openness and promote communication to enhance public knowledge of the national decommissioning program. This does not apply to information, such as trade secrets and commercial or financial information provided by the Agreement States, that is considered privileged or confidential. Information such as financial assurance and the status of decommissioning funding would need to be identified by the Agreement State as privileged or confidential, whereupon the NRC would withhold such information from public access and treat it as sensitive or non- sensitive, per the considerations in 10 CFR 2.390 and 9.17. This does not apply to financial assurance or decommissioning funding information that is already available to the public. Although specific details of the funding mechanisms are treated as confidential, beneficial lessons learned regarding the improvement of decommissioning-related funding will be shared with the Agreement States. Submit, by January 21, 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, 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 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-2010-0339. 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-2010-0339. 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.
Southern California Edison; San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Unit 2 and Unit 3; Exemption
Document Number: 2010-29368
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Receipt of Request for Action Under 10 CFR 2.206
Document Number: 2010-29367
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Extension of Public Comment Period on the Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the Proposed License Renewal for Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., Erwin, TN
Document Number: 2010-29364
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On October 15, 2010, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a notice in the Federal Register (75 FR 63519), which announced, in part, that the public comment period for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed license renewal for operations at the Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. (NFS) fuel fabrication facility in Erwin, Tennessee, closed on November 13, 2010. The purpose of this notice is to extend the public comment period on the Draft EA and Draft FONSI to December 31, 2010. On October 26, 2010, the NRC held a public meeting in Erwin, Tennessee, as part of the public comment process for the Draft EA and Draft FONSI. Additionally, members of the public have been submitting written comments on the Draft EA and Draft FONSI since the initial notice of availability of these documents was published on October 15, 2010. In response to requests received in writing, the comment period on the Draft EA and Draft FONSI is being extended to December 31, 2010.
Florida Power Corporation, et al.; Crystal River Unit 3 Nuclear Generating Plant; Exemption
Document Number: 2010-29212
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2010-29211
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will convene a teleconference meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) on December 13, 2010, to discuss: (1) Patient release following iodine-131 therapy; (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. A copy of the agenda for the meeting will be available at http:[sol][sol]www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/acmui/a genda or by contacting Ms. Ashley Cockerham using the information below.
Detroit Edison Company; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: 2010-29114
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Distribution of Source Material to Exempt Persons and to General Licensees and Revision of General License and Exemptions; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2010-29108
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On July 26, 2010, the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) published for public comment a proposed rule 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. The proposed rule would also modify the existing possession and use requirements of the general license for small quantities of source material and revise, clarify, or delete certain source material exemptions from licensing. The public comment period for this proposed rule was to have expired on November 23, 2010. The NRC has determined a need to develop draft implementation guidance to support this proposed rule and plans to publish such draft guidance no later than early January 2011. In order to allow the public sufficient time to review and comment on the proposed rule with the benefit of review of the draft implementation guidance, the NRC has decided to extend the comment period until February 15, 2011.