Nuclear Regulatory Commission December 16, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Options for Developing the Regulatory Basis for Streamlining Non-Power Reactor License Renewal and Non-Power Reactor Emergency Preparedness
Document Number: 2011-32389
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) will conduct a public meeting with affected stakeholders to discuss the proposed options for developing the regulatory basis for streamlining non-power reactor license renewal and non-power reactor emergency preparedness. This meeting is a follow-up to the NRC's public meeting held September 13, 2011 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to discuss establishing the technical basis for proposing rulemaking to streamline the non-power reactor license renewal process, options for reorganizing the structure of regulations that pertain to non-power reactors, and potential enhancements to emergency preparedness requirements. This meeting is open to the public.
U.S. Advanced Boiling Water Reactor Aircraft Impact Design Certification Amendment
Document Number: 2011-31906
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is amending its regulations to certify an amendment to the U.S. Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (U.S. ABWR) standard plant design to comply with the NRC's aircraft impact assessment (AIA) regulations. This action allows applicants or licensees intending to construct and operate a U.S. ABWR to comply with the NRC's AIA regulations by referencing the amended design certification rule (DCR). The applicant for certification of the amendment to the U.S. ABWR design is STP Nuclear Operating Company (STPNOC).