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Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2011-12040
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Petition for Rulemaking Submitted by the Nuclear Energy Institute
Document Number: 2011-11955
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has decided to consider the issues raised in a petition for rulemaking (PRM) submitted by Anthony R. Pietrangelo, on behalf of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), the petitioner, in the planned ``Quality Control/Quality Verification'' (QC/QV) rulemaking (Docket ID: NRC-2009-0090). The petitioner requested that the NRC amend its regulations regarding its fitness-for-duty programs to refine existing requirements based on experience gained since the regulations were last amended in 2008.
[NRC-2009-0482]
Document Number: 2011-11946
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has decided to consider the issues raised in a petition for rulemaking (PRM) submitted by Robert Meyer, on behalf of the Professional Reactor Operator Society (PROS), the petitioner, in the planned ``Quality Control/Quality Verification'' (QC/QV) rulemaking (Docket ID: NRC-2009-0090). The petitioner asked the NRC to amend the regulations that govern fitness- for-duty programs. Specifically, the petitioner asked the NRC to change the term ``unit outage'' to ``site outage'' and that the definition of ``site outage'' read ``up to one week prior to disconnecting the reactor unit from the grid and up to 75-percent turbine power following reconnection to the grid.''
Petition for Rulemaking Submitted by Mr. Erik Erb and 91 Cosigners
Document Number: 2011-11941
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has decided to consider the issues raised in a petition for rulemaking (PRM) submitted by Erik Erb, the petitioner, and 91 cosigners, in the planned ``Quality Control/Quality Verification'' (QC/QV) rulemaking (Docket ID: NRC-2009- 0090). The petitioner requested that the NRC amend its regulations to decrease the minimum days off requirement for security officers working 12 hour shifts from an average of 3 days per week to 2.5 or 2 days per week.
Amendments to Material Control and Accounting Regulations
Document Number: 2011-11923
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) is making available for comment preliminary proposed rule language concerning the NRC's proposed amendments to the material control and accounting (MC&A) regulations. These regulations apply to NRC licensees who are authorized to hold special nuclear material (SNM) and to certain licensees within the jurisdiction of the Agreement States that hold SNM and submit material status reports to the NRC. The goal of this rulemaking is to revise and consolidate the MC&A requirements. This Notice briefly summarizes the proposed amendments. After the Commission has reviewed and approved the proposed rule, it will be formally published for comment.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-11894
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-16
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 73, ``Physical Protection of Plants and Materials.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0002. 3. How often the collection is required: On occasion, with the exception of the initial submittal of revised Security Plans, Safeguards Contingency Plans, and Security Training and Qualification Plans. Required reports are submitted and evaluated as events occur. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Nuclear power reactor licensees, licensed under 10 CFR part 50 or 52 who possess, use, import, export, transport, or deliver to a carrier for transport, special nuclear material; Category I fuel facilities; Category II and III facilities; research and test reactors; 200 state contacts; and 262 other nuclear materials licensees. 5. The number of annual respondents: 580. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 508,133 hours (35,705 reporting plus 10,280 third-party notification plus 462,148 recordkeeping). 7. Abstract: NRC regulations in 10 CFR part 73 prescribe requirements to establish and maintain a physical protection system and security organization with capabilities for protection of (1) special nuclear material (SNM) at fixed sites, (2) SNM in transit, and (3) plants in which SNM is used. The objective is to ensure that activities involving special nuclear material are consistent with interests of common defense and security and that these activities do not constitute an unreasonable risk to public health and safety. The information in the reports and records submitted by licensees is used by the NRC staff to ensure that the health and safety of the public and the environment are protected, and licensee possession and use of special nuclear material is in compliance with license and regulatory requirements. Submit, by July 15, 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 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/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-2010-0383. 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-2010-0383. 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.
Notice of Issuance of Regulatory Guide
Document Number: 2011-11832
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Issuance of Regulatory Guide
Document Number: 2011-11830
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Availability of NUREG-1950: ``Disposition of Public Comments and Technical Bases for Changes in the License Renewal Guidance Documents NUREG-1801 and NUREG-1800''
Document Number: 2011-11829
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC staff is issuing NUREG-1950, ``Disposition of Public Comments and Technical Bases for Changes in the License Renewal Guidance Documents NUREG-1801 and NUREG-1800.'' This document is a knowledge management transfer document associated with Revision 2 of NUREG-1801, ``Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report,'' and Revision 2 of NUREG-1800, ``Standard Review Plan for Review of License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants.'' The technical changes that were made when revising the guidance contained in NUREG-1801 are captured in this document, along with the supporting technical bases. Changes to NUREG-1800, many of which derive from the changes in NUREG-1801, are also discussed in this document. Consequently, this document provides an understanding of the underlying rationale used by the NRC to develop Revisions 2 of NUREG-1801 and NUREG-1800. This document also contains the NRC staff's analysis of the public comments received on the Draft Revisions 2 of both the GALL Report and the Standard Review Plan for License Renewal (SRP-LR), published for public comment in May 2010 (75 FR 27838), with the public comment period expiring on July 2, 2010. The disposition of the comments accepted by the NRC staff and used as basis for instituting a change to either the GALL Report or the SRP-LR are detailed in this document. In addition, the public comments that did not result in a change to either NUREG are also dispositioned, and a technical basis for the staff's handling of these comments is presented.
Requirements for Maintenance of Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria
Document Number: 2011-11679
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is proposing to amend its regulations related to verification of nuclear power plant construction activities through inspections, tests, analyses, and acceptance criteria (ITAAC) under a combined license. Specifically, the NRC is proposing new provisions that apply after a licensee has completed an ITAAC and submitted an ITAAC closure notification. The new provisions would require licensees to report new information materially altering the basis for determining that either inspections, tests, or analyses were performed as required, or that acceptance criteria are met, and to notify the NRC of completion of all ITAAC activities. In addition, the NRC is proposing editorial corrections to existing language in the NRC's regulations to correct and clarify ambiguous language and make it consistent with language in the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (AEA).
Draft Regulatory Guide, Guidance for ITAAC Closure
Document Number: 2011-11678
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment Draft Regulatory Guide (DG)-1250, ``Guidance for ITAAC Closure Under 10 CFR Part 52.'' The DG-1250 describes a method that the staff of the NRC considers acceptable for use in satisfying the requirements for documenting the completion of inspections, tests, analyses, and acceptance criteria (ITAAC).
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2011-11350
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Nextera Energy Seabrook, LLC; Notice of Withdrawal of Application for Amendment to Facility Operating License
Document Number: 2011-11114
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Petition for Rulemaking Submitted by Thomas Popik
Document Number: 2011-11112
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing for public comment a notice of receipt for a petition for rulemaking (PRM), dated March 14, 2011, which was filed with the NRC by Thomas Popik. The petition was docketed by the NRC on March 15, 2011, and has been assigned Docket No. PRM-50-96. The petition requests that the NRC amend its regulations regarding the domestic licensing of special nuclear material to require production and utilization facilities licensed by the NRC to assure long-term cooling and unattended water makeup of spent fuel pools.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-11110
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-06
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: Notice of Enforcement Discretion (NOEDs) for Operating Power Reactors and Gaseous Diffusion Plants (GDP) (NRC Enforcement Policy). 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0136. 3. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Nuclear power reactor licensees and gaseous diffusion plant certificate holders. 5. The number of annual respondents: Approximately 11. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 1,705. 7. Abstract: The NRC's Enforcement Policy addresses circumstances in which the NRC may exercise enforcement discretion. A specific type of enforcement discretion is designated as a NOED and relates to circumstances which may arise where a nuclear power plant licensee's compliance with a Technical Specification Limiting Condition for Operation or other license conditions would involve: (1) An unnecessary plant shutdown; (2) performance of testing, inspection, or system realignment that is inappropriate for the specific plant conditions; or (3) unnecessary delays in plant startup without a corresponding health and safety benefit. Similarly, for a gaseous diffusion plant, circumstances may arise where compliance with a Technical Safety Requirement or other condition would unnecessarily require a total plant shutdown, or, compliance would unnecessarily place the plant in a condition where safety, safeguards, or security features were degraded or inoperable. A licensee or certificate holder seeking the issuance of a NOED, must document the safety basis for the request, including: An evaluation of the safety significance and potential consequences of the proposed request, a description of proposed compensatory measures, a justification for the duration of the request, the basis for the licensee's or certificate holder's conclusion that the request does not have a potential adverse impact on the public health and safety, that there will be no adverse consequences to the environment, and any other information the NRC staff deems necessary before the NRC staff makes a decision whether to exercise discretion. In addition, the NRC's Enforcement Policy includes a provision allowing licensees to voluntarily adopt fire protection requirements contained in the National Fire Protection Association Standard 805, ``Performance Based Standard for Fire Protection for Light Water Reactor Electric Generating Plants, 2001 Edition'' (NFPA 805). Licensees who wish to implement the risk-informed process in NFPA 805 must submit a letter of intent (LOI) to the NRC. Licensees who wish to withdraw from the NFPA 805 risk-informed process must submit a letter of retraction. Submit, by July 5, 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 O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/ doc-omment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC Web 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- 2011-0053. 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-2011-0053. Mail comments to NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5F53), 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 email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-11109
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-06
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: NRC Form 536, ``Operator Licensing Examination Data.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0131. 3. How often the collection is required: Annually. 4. Who is required or asked to report: All holders of operating licenses for nuclear power reactors under the provision of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 50, ``Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities,'' except those who have permanently ceased operations and have certified that fuel has been permanently removed from the reactor vessel, and all holders of or applicants for a limited work authorization, early site permits, or combined license issued under 10 CFR Part 52, ``Licenses, Certifications and Approval for Nuclear Power Plants.'' 5. The number of annual respondents: 110. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 110. 7. Abstract: The NRC is requesting renewal of its clearance to annually request all commercial power reactor licensees and applicants for an operating license to voluntarily send to the NRC: (1) Their projected number of candidates for initial operator licensing examinations; (2) the estimated dates of the examinations; (3) if the examinations will be facility developed or NRC developed; and (4) the estimated number of individuals that will participate in the Generic Fundamentals Examination (GFE) for that calendar year. Except for the GFE, this information is used to plan budgets and resources in regard to operator examination scheduling in order to meet the needs of the nuclear power industry. Submit, by July 5, 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 O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The 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 Web 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- 2011-0092. 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-2011-0092. Mail comments to NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5F53), 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-5F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-6258, or by e-mail to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.
Draft Regulatory Guide: Reissuance and Availability
Document Number: 2011-11108
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On November 2, 2009 (74 FR 56672), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a notice of issuance and availability of Draft Regulatory Guide (DG)1217, ``Protection Against Turbine Missiles.'' The guide is being reissued to allow further public review and comment following additional changes to the document.
Entergy Operations, Inc.; Biweekly Notice; Notice of Issuance of Amendment to Facility Operating License; Correction
Document Number: 2011-11107
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects a notice appearing in the Federal Register on April 5, 2011 (76 FR 18806) that incorrectly excluded the date of a supplement to the amendment request. This action is necessary to correct a missing date on the notice of issuance of amendment.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-11011
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-06
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: Notice of Enforcement Discretion (NOEDs) for Operating Power Reactors and Gaseous Diffusion Plants (GDP) (NRC Enforcement Policy). 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0136. 3. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Nuclear power reactor licensees and gaseous diffusion plant certificate holders. 5. The number of annual respondents: Approximately 11. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 1,705. 7. Abstract: The NRC's Enforcement Policy addresses circumstances in which the NRC may exercise enforcement discretion. A specific type of enforcement discretion is designated as a NOED and relates to circumstances which may arise where a nuclear power plant licensee's compliance with a Technical Specification Limiting Condition for Operation or other license conditions would involve: (1) An unnecessary plant shutdown; (2) performance of testing, inspection, or system realignment that is inappropriate for the specific plant conditions; or (3) unnecessary delays in plant startup without a corresponding health and safety benefit. Similarly, for a gaseous diffusion plant, circumstances may arise where compliance with a Technical Safety Requirement or other condition would unnecessarily require a total plant shutdown, or, compliance would unnecessarily place the plant in a condition where safety, safeguards, or security features were degraded or inoperable. A licensee or certificate holder seeking the issuance of a NOED, must document the safety basis for the request, including: An evaluation of the safety significance and potential consequences of the proposed request, a description of proposed compensatory measures, a justification for the duration of the request, the basis for the licensee's or certificate holder's conclusion that the request does not have a potential adverse impact on the public health and safety, that there will be no adverse consequences to the environment, and any other information the NRC staff deems necessary before the NRC staff makes a decision whether to exercise discretion. In addition, the NRC's Enforcement Policy includes a provision allowing licensees to voluntarily adopt fire protection requirements contained in the National Fire Protection Association Standard 805, ``Performance Based Standard for Fire Protection for Light Water Reactor Electric Generating Plants, 2001 Edition'' (NFPA 805). Licensees who wish to implement the risk-informed process in NFPA 805 must submit a letter of intent (LOI) to the NRC. Licensees who wish to withdraw from the NFPA 805 risk-informed process must submit a letter of retraction. Submit, by July 5, 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 O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/ doc-omment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC Web 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- 2011-0053. 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-2011-0053. Mail comments to NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5F53), 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-5F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-6258, or by e-mail to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-11010
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-06
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: NRC Form 536, ``Operator Licensing Examination Data.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0131. 3. How often the collection is required: Annually. 4. Who is required or asked to report: All holders of operating licenses for nuclear power reactors under the provision of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 50, ``Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities,'' except those who have permanently ceased operations and have certified that fuel has been permanently removed from the reactor vessel, and all holders of or applicants for a limited work authorization, early site permits, or combined license issued under 10 CFR Part 52, ``Licenses, Certifications and Approval for Nuclear Power Plants.'' 5. The number of annual respondents: 110. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 110. 7. Abstract: The NRC is requesting renewal of its clearance to annually request all commercial power reactor licensees and applicants for an operating license to voluntarily send to the NRC: (1) Their projected number of candidates for initial operator licensing examinations; (2) the estimated dates of the examinations; (3) if the examinations will be facility developed or NRC developed; and (4) the estimated number of individuals that will participate in the Generic Fundamentals Examination (GFE) for that calendar year. Except for the GFE, this information is used to plan budgets and resources in regard to operator examination scheduling in order to meet the needs of the nuclear power industry. Submit, by July 5, 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 O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The 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 Web 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- 2011-0092. 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-2011-0092. Mail comments to NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5F53), 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-5F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-6258, or by e-mail to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.
Final Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability
Document Number: 2011-10876
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 2011-10858
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Solicitation for Public Comment on Potential Alternatives To Resolve Generic Safety Issue 191, Pressurized Water Reactor Sump Performance
Document Number: 2011-10712
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is seeking public comment on potential alternatives for risk informing the path forward to resolve Generic Safety Issue (GSI) 191, Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) Sump Performance.
Site-Specific Analyses for Demonstrating Compliance With Subpart C Performance Objectives
Document Number: 2011-10711
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations to require low-level radioactive waste disposal facilities to conduct site-specific analyses to demonstrate compliance with the performance objectives. While the existing regulatory requirements are adequate to protect public health and safety, these amendments would enhance the safe disposal of low-level radioactive waste. The NRC is proposing additional changes to the regulations to reduce ambiguity, facilitate implementation, and to better align the requirements with current health and safety standards. In addition, the NRC is making available the rulemaking's associated regulatory basis documents. The NRC will conduct a public meeting on May 18, 2011, to discuss the preliminary proposed rule language and its associated regulatory basis documents. The availability of the preliminary proposed rule language and its associated regulatory basis documents are intended to inform stakeholders of the current status of the NRC's activities and solicit early public comments.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-10649
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC invites public comment about its 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: Grant and Cooperative Agreement Provisions. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0107. 3. How often the collection is required: Technical performance reports are required every six months; other information is submitted on occasion, as needed. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Grant and Cooperative Agreement Recipients. 5. The number of annual respondents: 350. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 8,077 (7,540 reporting hours plus 537 recordkeeping hours). 7. Abstract: The Division of Contracts is responsible for awarding grants and cooperative agreements (financial assistance) for the NRC. The Division of Contracts collects information from assistance recipients in accordance with grant and cooperative agreement provisions in order to administer NRC's financial assistance program. The information collected under the provisions ensures that the Government's rights are protected, the agency adheres to public laws, the work proceeds on schedule, and that disputes between the Government and the recipient are settled. Submit, by July 5, 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, 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- 2011-0065. 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-2011-0065. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-10648
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-03
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: NRC Form 450, ``General Assignment.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0114. 3. How often the collection is required: Once during the contract closeout process. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Contractors. 5. An estimate of the number of annual respondents: 60. 6. An estimate of the number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 120. 7. Abstract: During the contract closeout process for cost- reimbursement and time-and-materials type contracts, the NRC requires the contractor to execute NRC Form 450, General Assignment. Execution of this form grants to the government all rights, title, and interest to refunds arising out of the contractor performance. Submit, by July 5, 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 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/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-2011-0059. 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-2011-0059. 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.
Alternative to Minimum Days Off Requirements
Document Number: 2011-10647
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a proposed rule that appeared in the Federal Register on April 26, 2011 (76 FR 23208). The NRC is proposing to amend its regulations governing the fitness for duty of workers at nuclear power plants. This document corrects a typographical error in a Web site address.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 2011-10702
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability
Document Number: 2011-10561
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Final Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability
Document Number: 2011-10559
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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.