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

Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for a License Amendment to Materials License No. SNM-33; Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC, Hematite Decommissioning Project, Hematite, MO
Document Number: 2011-28073
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a notice appearing in the Federal Register on September 29, 2011 (76 FR 60557), that noticed the availability of the Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact for a materials license amendment submitted by Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC, Hematite Decommissioning Project. This action is necessary to correct the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) accession number for the EA contained in Section II, ``EA Summary,'' and Section IV, ``Further Information''.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2011-28063
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Models for Plant-Specific Adoption of Technical Specifications Task Force Traveler TSTF-510, Revision 2, “Revision to Steam Generator Program Inspection Frequencies and Tube Sample Selection”
Document Number: 2011-27793
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of the consolidated line item improvement process (CLIIP), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the availability of the model safety evaluation (SE) for plant-specific adoption of Technical Specifications (TS) Task Force (TSTF) Traveler TSTF-510, Revision 2, ``Revision to Steam Generator [(SG)] Program Inspection Frequencies and Tube Sample Selection.'' TSTF-510, Revision 2, is available in the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) under Accession Number ML110610350, and includes a model application. The proposed change revises the Improved Standard Technical Specification (ISTS), NUREGs-1430, -1431, and -1432, Specification 5.5.9, ``Steam Generator (SG) Program,'' Specification 5.6.7, ``Steam Generator Tube Inspection Report,'' and the SG Tube Integrity specification (Limiting Condition for Operation (LCO) 3.4.17, LCO 3.4.20, and LCO 3.4.18 in ISTS NUREG-1430, -1431, and -1432, respectively). The proposed changes are necessary to address implementation issues associated with the inspection periods, and address other administrative changes and clarifications. The model SE will facilitate expedited approval of plant-specific adoption of TSTF- 510, Revision 2. This TS improvement is part of the CLIIP.
Florida Power Corporation; Notice of Withdrawal of Application for Amendment to Facility Operating License
Document Number: 2011-27689
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Appointments to Performance Review Boards for Senior Executive Service
Document Number: 2011-27688
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has announced the following appointments to the NRC Performance Review Boards. The following individuals are appointed as members of the NRC Performance Review Board (PRB) responsible for making recommendations to the appointing and awarding authorities on performance appraisal ratings and performance awards for Senior Executives and Senior Level employees: Darren B. Ash, Deputy Executive Director for Corporate Management, Office of the Executive Director for Operations. R.W. Borchardt, Executive Director for Operations. Stephen G. Burns, General Counsel. James E. Dyer, Chief Financial Officer. Kathryn O. Greene, Director, Office of Administration. Catherine Haney, Director, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. Eric J. Leeds, Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. Victor M. McCree, Regional Administrator, Region II. Annette L. Vietti-Cook, Secretary of the Commission, Office of the Secretary. Martin J. Virgilio, Deputy Executive Director for Reactor and Preparedness Programs, Office of the Executive Director for Operations. Michael F. Weber, Deputy Executive Director for Materials, Waste, Research, State, Tribal, and Compliance Programs, Office of the Executive Director for Operations. James T. Wiggins, Director, Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response. The following individuals will serve as members of the NRC PRB Panel that was established to review appraisals and make recommendations to the appointing and awarding authorities for NRC PRB members: Marvin L. Itzkowitz, Associate General Counsel for Hearings, Enforcement, and Administration, Office of the General Counsel. Michael R. Johnson, Director, Office of New Reactors. Mark A. Satorius, Director, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs. All appointments are made pursuant to Section 4314 of Chapter 43 of Title 5 of the United States Code.
Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Proposed License Renewal for Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. in Erwin, TN
Document Number: 2011-27685
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a final environmental assessment (EA) regarding the proposed renewal of NRC special nuclear material license SNM-124 (License SNM-124), which authorizes operations at the Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. (NFS) fuel fabrication facility in Erwin, Tennessee. On June 30, 2009, NFS submitted to the NRC an application requesting that License SNM-124 be renewed for a 40-year period. The EA makes a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) regarding the proposed action.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 2011-27684
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Access Authorization Program for Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2011-27462
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a revision to Regulatory Guide 5.66, ``Access Authorization Program for Nuclear Power Plants.'' This guide describes a method that NRC staff considers acceptable to implement the requirements related to an access authorization program.
Monitoring the Effectiveness of Maintenance at Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2011-27442
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On September 6, 2011 (76 FR 55137), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) re-issued Draft Regulatory Guide, DG-1278, ``Monitoring the Effectiveness of Maintenance at Nuclear Power Plants,'' in the Federal Register for a 60 day public comment period. The NRC is extending the public comment period for DG-1278 from October 31, 2011 to November 11, 2011. This guide endorses Revision 4A to Nuclear Management and Resources Council (NUMARC) 93-01, ``Industry Guideline for Monitoring the Effectiveness of Maintenance at Nuclear Power Plants,'' which provides methods that are acceptable to the NRC staff for complying with the provisions of Section 50.65, ``Requirements for Monitoring the Effectiveness of Maintenance at Nuclear Power Plants,'' of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 50, ``Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities.''
Standard Format and Content of License Applications for Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facilities
Document Number: 2011-27343
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) is issuing a revision to regulatory guide (RG) 3.39, ``Standard Format and Content of License Applications for Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facilities.'' This guide endorses the standard format and content for license applications and integrated safety analysis (ISA) summaries described in the current version of NUREG-1718, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of an Application for a Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility,'' as a method that the NRC staff finds acceptable for meeting the regulatory requirements of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) part 70, ``Domestic Licensing of Special Nuclear Material'' for mixed oxide fuel fabrication facilities.
Assuring the Availability of Funds for Decommissioning Nuclear Reactors
Document Number: 2011-27338
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) is issuing a revision to Regulatory Guide 1.159, ``Assuring the Availability of Funds for Decommissioning Nuclear Reactors.'' This guide provides guidance to applicants and licensees of nuclear power, research, and test reactors concerning methods acceptable to the staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for complying with requirements in the rules regarding the amount of funds for decommissioning. It also provides guidance on the content and form of the financial assurance mechanisms in those rule amendments.
N.S. Savannah; Exemption From Certain Security Requirements
Document Number: 2011-27279
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-21
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: 2011-26978
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (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 July 5, 2011 (76 FR 39133). 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR part 100 ``Reactor Site Criteria.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0093. 4. The form number if applicable: Not applicable. 5. How often the collection is required: As necessary in order for the NRC to assess the adequacy of proposed seismic design bases and the design bases for other site hazards for nuclear power and test reactors constructed and licensed in accordance with 10 CFR parts 50 and 52 and the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Applicants and licensees for nuclear power and test reactors. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 2. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 2. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: Annually, 146,000 hours (73,000 per application x 2 applications) . 10. Abstract: 10 CFR part 100, A Reactor Site Criteria, establishes approval requirements for proposed sites for the purpose of constructing and operating stationary power and testing reactors pursuant to the provisions of 10 CFR parts 50 or 52. These reactors are required to be sited, designed, constructed, and maintained to withstand geologic hazards, such as faulting, seismic hazards, and the maximum credible earthquake, to protect the health and safety of the public and the environment. Non-seismic siting criteria must also be evaluated. Non-seismic siting criteria include such factors as population density, the proximity of man-related hazards, and site atmospheric dispersion characteristics. NRC uses the information required by 10 CFR part 100 to evaluate whether natural phenomena and potential man-made hazards will be appropriately accounted for in the design of nuclear power and test reactors. 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, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O-1 F21, Rockville, Maryland 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC 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 18, 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.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 2011-27034
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2011-26946
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Procedures for Meetings
Document Number: 2011-26780
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Implementation of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
Document Number: 2011-26752
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plans to conduct a public meeting on November 8, 2011, in Rockville, Maryland, to solicit feedback from its stakeholders on its Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program in the NRC's Office of Enforcement (OE). OE oversees, manages, participates, and develops guidance for this program. The meeting will be composed of panel discussions addressing implementation of the ADR Program and whether changes could be made to the program to make it more effective, transparent, and efficient. Panel discussions will be followed by opportunities for other meeting participants to ask questions and/or provide comments.
Consumer Product Policy Statement
Document Number: 2011-26581
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) is proposing to update its policy statement on products intended for use by the general public (consumer products). While the NRC is not making any significant changes to the policy, general updating is needed to reflect the approaches and terminology used in radiation protection that have evolved over time, as well as relevant legislation and regulatory actions.
Omaha Public Power District; Fort Calhoun Station, Unit 1; Exemption
Document Number: 2011-26488
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Guidelines for Preparing and Reviewing Licensing Applications for the Production of Radioisotopes
Document Number: 2011-26472
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is requesting public comment on chapters 1-6 of Draft Interim Staff Guidance (ISG), NPR-ISG-2011-002, that augments NUREG-1537, part 1, ``Guidelines for Preparing and Reviewing Applications for the Licensing of Non-Power Reactors: Format and Content,'' for the Production of Radioisotopes and NUREG-1537, part 2, ``Guidelines for Preparing and Reviewing Applications for the Licensing of Non-Power Reactors: Standard Review Plan and Acceptance Criteria,'' for the Production of Radioisotopes (chapters 7-18 of the ISG will be published in a future Federal Register notice). This ISG provides guidance to potential applicants for preparing an application to obtain a construction and operating license for a radioisotope production facility and the Research and Test Reactor Licensing Branch (PRLB) of the Division of Policy and Rulemaking (DPR) and the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR) on the information that should be included in such application.
Final Division of Safety Systems Interim Staff Guidance DSS-ISG-2010-01: Staff Guidance Regarding the Nuclear Criticality Safety Analysis for Spent Fuel Pools
Document Number: 2011-26468
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing the final Division of Safety Systems Interim Staff Guidance, (DSS-ISG) DSS- ISG-2010-01, ``Staff Guidance Regarding the Nuclear Criticality Safety Analysis for Spent Fuel Pools.'' This DSS-ISG provides updated guidance to the NRC staff reviewer to address the increased complexity of recent spent fuel pool (SFP) license application analyses and operations. The guidance is intended to reiterate existing guidance, clarify ambiguity in existing guidance, and identify lessons learned based on recent submittals.
Omaha Public Power District, Fort Calhoun Station, Unit 1; Exemption
Document Number: 2011-26466
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-26462
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (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: NRC Form 313, ``Application for Materials License'' and NRC Forms 313A (RSO), 313A (AMP), 313A (ANP), 313A (AUD), 313A (AUT), and 313A (AUS). 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0120. 3. How often the collection is required: There is a one-time submittal of the NRC Form 313 (which may include the NRC Form 313A series of forms) with information to receive a license. Once a specific license has been issued, there is a 10-year resubmittal of the NRC Form 313 (which may include the NRC form 313A series of forms) with information for renewal of the license. Amendment requests are submitted as needed by the licensee. There is a one-time submittal for all limited specific medical use applicants of a NRC Form 313A series form to have each new individual identified as a Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), authorized medical physicist (AMP), authorized nuclear pharmacist (ANP), or authorized user or a subsequent submittal of additional information for one of these individuals to be identified with a new authorization on a limited specific medical use license. NRC Form 313A (RSO) is also used by medical broad scope licensees when identifying a new individual as an RSO or adding an additional RSO authorization for the individual. This submittal may occur when applying for a new license, amendment, or renewal. NRC Form 313A (ANP) is also used by commercial nuclear pharmacy licensees when requesting an individual be identified for the first time as ANP. This submittal may occur when applying for a new license, amendment, or renewal. 4. Who is required or asked to report: All applicants requesting a license, amendment or renewal of a license for byproduct or source material. 5. The number of annual respondents: 19,432 (2,362 NRC licensees and 17,070 Agreement State licensees). 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 83,558 hours (10,157 NRC and 73,401 Agreement State hours). 7. Abstract: Applicants must submit NRC Form 313, which may include the six forms in the 313A series, to obtain a specific license to possess, use, or distribute byproduct or source material. These six forms in the 313A series are: (1) NRC Form 313A (RSO), ``Radiation Safety Officer Training and Experience and Preceptor Attestation;'' (2) NRC Form 313A (AMP), ``Authorized Medical Physicist Training and Experience and Preceptor Attestation;'' (3) NRC Form 313A (ANP), ``Authorized Nuclear Pharmacist Training and Experience and Preceptor Attestation;'' (4) NRC Form 313A (AUD), ``Authorized User Training and Experience and Preceptor Attestation (for uses defined under 35.100, 35.200, and 35.500);'' (5) NRC Form 313A (AUT), ``Authorized User Training and Experience and Preceptor Attestation (for uses defined under 35.300);'' and (6) NRC Form 313A (AUS), ``Authorized User Training and Experience and Preceptor Attestation (for uses defined under 35.400 and 35.600).'' The information is reviewed by the NRC to determine whether the applicant is qualified by training and experience, and has equipment, facilities, and procedures which are adequate to protect the public health and safety, and minimize danger to life or property. Submit, by December 12, 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's Public Document Room, Room O1-F21, 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/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- 2011-0227. 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-2011-0227. 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.
Design-Basis Hurricane and Hurricane Missiles for Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2011-26420
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is issuing a new regulatory guide, (RG) 1.221, ``Design-Basis Hurricane and Hurricane Missiles for Nuclear Power Plants.'' This regulatory guide provides licensees and applicants with new guidance that the staff of the NRC considers acceptable for use in selecting the design- basis hurricane and design-basis hurricane-generated missiles that a nuclear power plant should be designed to withstand to prevent undue risk to the health and safety of the public.
Event Reporting Guidelines
Document Number: 2011-26419
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is requesting comments on Draft NUREG-1022, Revision 3, ``Event Reporting Guidelines: 10 CFR 50.72 and 50.73''. The NUREG-1022 contains guidelines that the NRC staff considers acceptable for use in meeting the event reporting requirements for operating nuclear power reactors. Revision 3 to NUREG-1022 incorporates revisions to the guidelines for the purpose of clarification.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 2011-26461
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Policy Regarding Submittal of Amendments for Processing of Equivalent Feed at Licensed Uranium Recovery Facilities
Document Number: 2011-26234
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a notice appearing in the Federal Register on September 30, 2011 (76 FR 60941), that requested public comment on a regulatory issue summary to inform addresses of the NRC's policy regarding receipt and processing, without a license amendment, of equivalent feed at an NRC and Agreement State-licensed uranium recovery site. This action is necessary to correct several Accession Numbers, correct associated titles referring to documents in the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) and in the NRC Library, and update the date voluntary responses should be submitted to the NRC. Due to these errors, the NRC is extending the comment period from October 31, 2011, to November 14, 2011.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 2011-26303
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Washington State University; Notice of Issuance of Renewed Facility Operating License No. R-76
Document Number: 2011-26180
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-11
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: 2011-26178
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Tennessee Valley Authority (Bellefonte Nuclear Plant, Unit 1)
Document Number: 2011-26059
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Atomic Safety and Licensing Board; Nextera Energy Seabrook, LLC (Seabrook Station, Unit 1); Notice of Hearing
Document Number: 2011-26052
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Notice of Withdrawal of Application for Amendment to Facility Operating License
Document Number: 2011-25786
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions