Nuclear Regulatory Commission April 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Florida Power and Light Company, St. Lucie, Unit Nos. 1 and 2; Exemption
Document Number: 2011-10404
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability
Document Number: 2011-10336
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Virginia Electric Power Company, LLC, North Anna Power Station, Unit No. 1; Exemption
Document Number: 2011-10282
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Public and Closed Meeting To Discuss Comments on Draft Regulatory Basis for Rulemaking Revising Security Requirements for Facilities Storing Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste
Document Number: 2011-10169
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) will participate in a public and closed meeting with affected stakeholders to discuss comments relevant to the staff's draft regulatory basis (previously referred to as the draft technical basis) for the forthcoming security rulemaking, ``Security Requirements for Radiological Sabotage,'' to revise the security requirements for facilities storing spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW). This meeting is a follow-up to the NRC's notice of availability of the draft technical basis and solicitation of public comments (74 FR 66589; December 16, 2009) to confirm that an adequate regulatory basis exists to proceed with rulemaking to issue new risk- informed and performance-based security regulations for SNF and HLW storage facilities. This portion of the meeting is open to the public and all interested parties may attend. The NRC is also presenting information on independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) vulnerability studies and information on proposed new regulatory guide, Draft Guide-5033, ``Security Performance (Adversary) Characteristics for Physical Security Programs for 10 CFR [Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations] PART 72 Licensees.'' This portion of the meeting will be closed under Exemptions 3.b of the Commission's policy statement,\1\ due to the expected discussion of safeguards information.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-10168
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-27
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 December 30, 2010. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. 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.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0004. 4. The form number if applicable: 742. 5. How often the collection is required: DOE/NRC Form 742 is submitted annually following a physical inventory of nuclear materials. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Persons licensed to possess specified quantities of special nuclear or source material. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 380. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: For DOE/NRC Form 742, there are approximately 380 respondents annually. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 1300. 10. 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 information is used by NRC 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. The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly available documents, including the final supporting statement, at the NRC's Public Document Room, Room O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc- comment/omb/. 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 May 27, 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 (3150-0004), 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-10166
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-27
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 December 30, 2010. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: ``DOE/NRC Form 742C, Physical Inventory Listing.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0058. 4. The form number if applicable: 742C. 5. How often the collection is required: DOE/NRC Form 742C is submitted annually following a physical inventory of nuclear materials. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Persons licensed to possess specified quantities of special nuclear or source material. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 380. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: For DOE/NRC Form 742C, there are approximately 380 respondents annually. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 1480. 10. 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. The information is used by NRC to fulfill its responsibilities as a participant in U.S./IAEA Safeguards Agreement and various bilateral agreements with other countries, and to satisfy its domestic safeguards responsibilities. The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly available documents, including the final supporting statement, at the NRC's Public Document Room, Room O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc- comment/omb/. 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 May 27, 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 (3150-0058), 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-10164
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-27
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: 10 CFR part 81, ``Standard Specifications for Granting of Patent Licenses.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0121. 3. How often the collection is required: Applications for licenses are submitted once. Other reports are submitted annually or as other events require. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Applicants for and holders of NRC licenses to NRC inventions. 5. The number of annual respondents: 1. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 37; however, no applications are anticipated during the next 3 years. 7. Abstract: As specified in 10 CFR part 81, the NRC may grant non- exclusive licenses or limited exclusive licenses to its patent inventions to responsible applicants. Applicants for licenses to NRC inventions are required to provide information which may provide the basis for granting the requested license. In addition, all license holders must submit periodic reports on efforts to bring the invention to a point of practical application and the extent to which they are making the benefits of the invention reasonably accessible to the public. Exclusive license holders must submit additional information if they seek to extend their licenses, issue sublicenses, or transfer the licenses. In addition, if requested, exclusive license holders must promptly supply to the United States Government copies of all pleadings and other papers filed in any patent infringement lawsuit, as well as evidence from proceedings relating to the licensed patent. Submit, by June 27, 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 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 Web site http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/. 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-2011-0056. 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-2011-0056. 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.
Enhanced Weapons, Firearms Background Checks, and Security Event Notifications
Document Number: 2011-10163
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On February 3, 2011 (76 FR 6200), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) published a proposed rule [NRC-2011- 0018] for a 90-day public comment period that would implement its authority under the new Section 161A of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (AEA), as amended, and revise existing regulations governing security event notifications. These proposed regulations are consistent with the provisions of the Firearms Guidelines the NRC published under Section 161A with the approval of the U.S. Attorney General on September 11, 2009 (74 FR 46800). In addition, the NRC proposed revisions addressing security event notifications from different classes of facilities and the transportation of radioactive material and would add new event notification requirements on the theft or loss of enhanced weapons. Concurrent with the amendments described in this proposed rule, the NRC published for comment the draft ``Weapons Safety Assessment'' (76 FR 6087) [NRC-2011-0017], the draft Regulatory Guide DG-5020, ``Applying for Enhanced Weapons Authority, Applying for Preemption Authority, and Accomplishing Firearms Background Checks under 10 CFR Part 73'' (76 FR 6086) [NRC-2011-0015], and the revised Regulatory Guide DG-5019, ``Reporting and Recording Safeguards Events'' (76 FR 6085) [NRC-2011-0014]. A 90-day comment period was provided for the proposed rule, the weapons safety assessment, and the associated regulatory guidance documents that would have expired on May 4, 2011. The NRC is extending the comment period submittal deadline by an additional 90 days for the proposed rule, the associated regulatory guidance documents, and the weapons safety assessment from the original May 4, 2011, deadline to August 2, 2011.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-10162
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-27
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 December 23, 2010. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. 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.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0190. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 628, ``Financial EDI Authorization'' and NRC Form 629, ``Authorization for Payment by Credit Card. 5. How often the collection is required: On occasion (as needed to pay invoices). 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Anyone doing business with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission including licensees, applicants and individuals who are required to pay a fee for inspections and licenses. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 583 (11 for NRC form 628 and 572 for NRC form 629 and NUREG/BR-0254). 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 583 (11 for NRC form 628 and 572 for NRC form 629 and NUREG/BR-0254). 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 47 hours (.9 hour for NRC form 628 and 46 hours for NRC form 629 and NUREG/BR-0254). 10. 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 public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly available documents, including the final supporting statement, at the NRC's Public Document Room, Room O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public- involve/doc-comment/omb/. 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 May 27, 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 (3150-0190), 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.
Office of New Reactors; Proposed Revision 2 to Standard Review Plan, Section 1.0 on Introduction and Interfaces
Document Number: 2011-10082
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-27
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 2 to Standard Review Plan (SRP), Section 1.0, ``Introduction and Interfaces'' (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML110110573). The Office of New Reactors (NRO) is revising SRP Section 1.0, which updates Revision 1 (ADAMS Accession No. ML072900601) of this section, dated November 2007, to reflect the changes as shown in the description of changes. This update also incorporates into the guidance previously issued Interim Staff Guidance on Post-Combined License Commitments (ESP/DC/COL-ISG-015, see ADAMS Accession ML093570020 (package)) with some editorial changes. A redline document comparing the November 2007 version and the current version can be found under ADAMS Accession No. ML110110566. The NRC staff issues Federal Register notices to facilitate timely implementation of the current staff guidance and to facilitate activities associated with the review of amendment applications and review of design certification and combined license applications for NRO. The NRC staff intends to incorporate the final approved guidance into the next revision of NUREG-0800, SRP Section 1.0, Revision 2.
Alternative to Minimum Days Off Requirements
Document Number: 2011-9925
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is proposing to amend its regulations governing the fitness for duty of workers at nuclear power plants. These amendments would allow holders of nuclear power plant operating licenses the option to use a different method from the one currently prescribed in the NRC's regulations for determining when certain nuclear power plant workers must be afforded time off from work to ensure that such workers are not impaired due to cumulative fatigue caused by work schedules.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 2011-10178
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2011-10086
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Interim Enforcement Policy for Minimum Days Off Requirements
Document Number: 2011-9916
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is revising its Enforcement Policy to include a provision allowing licensees enforcement discretion if they implement an alternative approach to meet the NRC's requirements for managing worker fatigue at operating nuclear power plants. This interim policy affects licensees subject to the minimum days off (MDO) requirements of the NRC's fitness for duty regulations and will remain in place until the NRC publishes a revised rule associated with the MDO requirements for managing fatigue.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 2011-9430
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 2011-8893
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Issuance of Regulatory Guide
Document Number: 2011-8530
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Entergy Operations, Inc.; Notice of Withdrawal of Application for Amendment to Facility Operating License
Document Number: 2011-8417
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Final Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability
Document Number: 2011-8415
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station; Exemption
Document Number: 2011-8405
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Exelon Generation Company, LLC, Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station; Exemption
Document Number: 2011-8318
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Exelon Generation Company, LLC, Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Unit Nos. 2 and 3; Exemption
Document Number: 2011-8317
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Models For Plant-Specific Adoption of Technical Specifications Task Force (TSTF) Traveler TSTF-422, Revision 2, “Change In Technical Specifications End States (CE NPSD-1186),” For Combustion Engineering (CE) Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) Plants Using the Consolidated Line Item Improvement Process (CLIIP)
Document Number: 2011-8310
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is announcing the availability of the model application (with model no significant hazards consideration (NSHC) determination) and model safety evaluation (SE) for plant-specific adoption of TSTF Traveler TSTF-422, Revision 2, ``Change in Technical Specifications End States (CE NPSD-1186),'' for CE plants using the CLIIP. TSTF-422, Revision 2, is available in the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) under Accession Number ML093570241. TSTF-422, Revision 2, modifies the Required Action with the preferred end state with the addition of a Note to prohibit the use of the provisions of Limiting Condition for Operation 3.0.4.a to enter the end state Mode within the Applicability during startup. The Bases of each Required Action is revised to describe the Note. This model SE will facilitate expedited approval of plant-specific adoption of TSTF- 422, Revision 2. Please note, this NOA supersedes in its entirety the NOA for TSTF-422, Revision 1, published in the Federal Register on July 5, 2005 (70 FR 38729-38731, ADAMS Package Accession Number ML051650144). 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 to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The model application (with model NSHC determination) and model SE for plant-specific adoption of TSTF-422, Revision 2, are available electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML103270197. No comments were received to the Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment announced in the Federal Register on May 4, 2005 (70 FR 23238). Federal Rulemaking Web site: Supporting materials related to this notice can be found at http://www.regulations.gov by searching on Docket ID: NRC-2011-0075.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 2011-8160
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Generic Communication; Licensee Justification of Long-Term Surveillance Charge
Document Number: 2011-8009
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to issue a regulatory issue summary (RIS) to re-affirm its existing interpretation of the regulatory policy regarding the scope and corresponding dollar amount of the long-term surveillance charge (LTSC) to be paid to the general treasury of the United States, or to an appropriate State agency. This LTSC is paid prior to the transfer of title to a uranium mill, covered by Title II of the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (UMTRCA) of 1978 (UMTRCA Title II site), to the long-term custodian for long-term care and license termination. This Federal Register notice is available through the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) under accession number ML102080569.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Revised Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2011-7893
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of issuance of Regulatory Guide
Document Number: 2011-7721
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
University of Wisconsin; Notice of Issuance of Renewed Facility License No. R-74
Document Number: 2011-7720
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions