Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2011-30839
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Knowledge and Abilities Catalog for Nuclear Power Plant Operators: Westinghouse AP1000 Pressurized-Water Reactors
Document Number: 2011-30737
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft NUREG, NUREG-2103, Revision 0, ``Knowledge and Abilities Catalog for Nuclear Power Plant Operators: Westinghouse AP1000 Pressurized-Water Reactors.
Solicitation of Feedback on the Effectiveness of the Reactor Oversight Process
Document Number: 2011-30716
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is soliciting survey input from members of the public, licensees, and interest groups related to the effectiveness of the Reactor Oversight Process (ROP). This solicitation will provide insights into the self- assessment process, and a summary of the survey results will be included in the annual ROP self-assessment report to the Commission.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on the Proposed Model Safety Evaluation for Plant-Specific Adoption of Technical Specifications Task Force Traveler TSTF-505, Revision 1, “Provide Risk-Informed Extended Completion Times-RITSTF Initiative 4B”
Document Number: 2011-30714
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is requesting public comment on the proposed model safety evaluation (SE) for plant- specific adoption of Technical Specifications (TS) Task Force (TSTF) Traveler TSTF-505, Revision 1, ``Provide Risk-Informed Extended Completion TimesRITSTF Initiative 4B.'' TSTF-505, Revision 1, is available in the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) under Accession Number ML111650552; the model application is available in ADAMS under Accession Number ML112850506. The proposed model SE for plant-specific adoption of TSTF-505, Revision 1, is available electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML112690239. The proposed amendment would modify the TS requirements related to Completion Times (CTs) for Required Actions to provide the option to calculate a longer, risk-informed CT. A new program, the Risk-Informed Completion Time (RICT) Program, is added to TS Section 5, Administrative Controls. The proposed change revises the Improved Standard Technical Specification (ISTS), NUREGs-1430, -1431, -1432, - 1433, and -1434.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-30457
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
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 396, ``Certification of Medical Examination by Facility Licensee.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0024. 3. How often the collection is required: Upon application for an initial or upgrade operator license or, every six years for the renewal of operator or senior operator license, and upon notices of disability. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Facility licensees who are tasked with certifying the medical fitness of an applicant or licensee. 5. The number of annual respondents: 136 Facilities submitting initial and upgrade applications, renewals and disability forms. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 1,224 hours (1,020 hours for reporting, and 204 hours for recordkeeping). 7. Abstract: NRC Form 396 is used to transmit information to the NRC regarding the medical condition of applicants for initial operator licenses or renewal of operator licenses and for the maintenance of medical records for all licensed operators. The information is used to determine whether the physical condition and general health of applicants for operator licensees is such that the applicant would not be expected to cause operational errors and endanger public health and safety. Submit, by January 27, 2012, comments that address the following questions: 1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC to properly perform its functions? 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- omment/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- 2011-0250. Public comments and supporting materials related to this document can be found at http://www.regulations.gov by searching on Docket No. NRC-2011-0250. 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: 2011-30456
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
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: 10 CFR Part 31, General Domestic Licenses for Byproduct Material. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0016. 3. How often the collection is required: Reports are submitted as events occur. General license registration requests may be submitted at any time. Changes to the information on the registration may be submitted as they occur. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Persons receiving, possessing, using, or transferring devices containing byproduct material. 5. The number of annual respondents: 23,300 (Approximately 2,400 NRC general licensees and 20,900 Agreement State general licensees). 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 10,998.5 hours (1,061 hours for NRC licensees [461 hours reporting + 600 hours recordkeeping] + 9,937.5 hours for Agreement State licensees [4,712.5 hours reporting + 5,225 hours recordkeeping]). 7. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 31 establishes general licenses for the possession and use of byproduct material in certain devices. General licensees are required to keep testing records and submit event reports identified in Part 31, which assist NRC in determining with reasonable assurance that devices are operated safely and without radiological hazard to users or the public. Submit, by January 27, 2012, 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- 2011-0263. Public comments and supporting materials related to this document can be found at http://www.regulations.gov by searching on Docket No. NRC-2011-0263. 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 email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-30455
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
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: 10 CFR Part 20, ``Standards for Protection Against Radiation.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0014. 3. How often the collection is required: Most reports are collected annually, but decommissioning reports are collected at license termination. 4. Who is required or asked to report: NRC licensees, including those requesting license terminations. Types of licensees include civilian commercial, industrial, academic, and medical users of nuclear materials. Licenses are issued for, among other things, the possession, use, processing, handling, and importing and exporting of nuclear materials, and for the operation of nuclear reactors. 5. The number of annual respondents: 3,000. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 91,503 hours (5,476 hours reporting + 342 hours third-party disclosure + 85,685 hours recordkeeping). 7. Abstract: 10 CFR part 20 establishes standards for protection against ionizing radiation resulting from activities conducted under licenses issued by the NRC. These standards require the establishment of radiation protection programs, maintenance of radiation protection programs, maintenance of radiation records recording of radiation received by workers, reporting of incidents which could cause exposure to radiation, submittal of an annual report to NRC of the results of individual monitoring, and submittal of license termination information. These mandatory requirements are needed to protect occupationally exposed individuals from undue risks of excessive exposure to ionizing radiation and to protect the health and safety of the public. Submit, by January 27, 2012, 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- 2011-0271. Public comments and supporting materials related to this document can be found at http://www.regulations.gov by searching on Docket No. NRC-2011-0271. 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 email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.
Revised Application for a License To Export High-Enriched Uranium
Document Number: 2011-30387
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Availability of Combined License Applications
Document Number: 2011-30407
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is giving notice once each week for four consecutive weeks of combined license (COL) applications from Progress Energy Florida, Inc., Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc., and Florida Power & Light Company.
Draft License Renewal Interim Staff Guidance LR-ISG-2011-05: Ongoing Review of Operating Experience
Document Number: 2011-30397
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On August 24, 2011, in the Federal Register (76 FR 52995), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requested public comments on Draft License Renewal Interim Staff Guidance (LR-ISG), LR-ISG-2011-05, ``Ongoing Review of Operating Experience.'' This LR-ISG provides guidance and clarification concerning ongoing review of plant-specific and industry-wide operating experience as an attribute of aging management programs used at nuclear power plants. As noticed on September 20, 2011 (76 FR 58311), the public comment period was extended and, as of October 23, 2011, is now closed. However, since issuing the draft LR-ISG for public comment, the NRC has identified the need to incorporate additional guidance. As such, the NRC is re-issuing draft LR-ISG-2011-05 to request public comments on the changes.
Enhancements to Emergency Preparedness Regulations
Document Number: 2011-29735
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is amending certain emergency preparedness (EP) requirements in its regulations that govern domestic licensing of production and utilization facilities. The final rule adds a conforming provision in the regulations that govern licenses, certifications, and approvals for new nuclear power plants. The final rule codifies certain voluntary protective measures contained in NRC Bulletin 2005-02, ``Emergency Preparedness and Response Actions for Security-Based Events,'' and generically applicable requirements similar to those previously imposed by Commission orders. In addition, the final rule amends other licensee emergency plan requirements based on a comprehensive review of the NRC's EP regulations and guidance. The requirements enhance the ability of licensees in preparing to take and taking certain EP and protective measures in the event of a radiological emergency; address, in part, security issues identified after the terrorist events of September 11, 2001; clarify regulations to effect consistent emergency plan implementation among licensees; and modify certain EP requirements to be more effective and efficient.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-30239
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Incorporation of Risk Management Concepts in Regulatory Programs
Document Number: 2011-30098
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is considering development of a strategic vision to better incorporate risk management concepts into its regulatory programs. To continue NRC's longstanding goal to move toward more risk-informed, performance- based approaches in its regulatory programs, Chairman Gregory Jaczko has chartered a task force headed by Commissioner George Apostolakis to develop a strategic vision and options for adopting a more comprehensive and holistic risk-informed, performance-based regulatory approach that would continue to ensure the safe and secure use of nuclear material. As part of this initiative, the task force is seeking comments from external stakeholders on a series of questions that will provide input for the task force to consider in its work.
Miscellaneous Administrative Changes
Document Number: 2011-29669
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is amending its regulations to make miscellaneous administrative changes, including updating the street address for its Region IV office and correcting an authority citation and typographical and spelling errors, and other edits and conforming changes. This document is necessary to inform the public of these changes to the NRC's regulations.
Receipt of Request for Action
Document Number: 2011-29988
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Draft Interim Staff Guidance: Evaluations of Uranium Recovery Facility Surveys of Radon and Radon Progeny in Air and Demonstrations of Compliance
Document Number: 2011-29987
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft Interim Staff Guidance, ``Evaluations of Uranium Recovery Facility Surveys of Radon and Radon Progeny in Air and Demonstrations of Compliance with 10 CFR 20.1301.'' This Interim Staff Guidance provides guidance to the NRC staff for evaluating uranium recovery licensee demonstrations of compliance with the public dose limits of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 20.1301.
NUREG-1556, Volume 2, Revision 1, “Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses Program-Specific Guidance About Industrial Radiography Licenses;” Draft Guidance for Comment
Document Number: 2011-29986
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is revising its licensing guidance for industrial radiography licensees. The NRC has issued for public comment a document entitled: NUREG-1556, Volume 2, Revision 1, ``Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses: Program- Specific Guidance About Industrial Radiography Licenses, Draft Report for Comment.'' The document has been updated to include safety culture, security of radioactive materials, protection of sensitive information, an appendix on lay-barges and offshore radiography, and incorporated changes in regulatory policies and practices. The NRC originally published NUREG-1556, Volume 2, ``Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance About Industrial Radiography Licenses'' in August 1998. This document is intended for use by applicants, licensees, and NRC staff and will also be available to Agreement States.
ZionSolutions, LLC; Zion Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2; Exemption From Certain Security Requirements
Document Number: 2011-29983
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Availability of Combined License Applications
Document Number: 2011-29828
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is giving notice once each week for four consecutive weeks of combined license (COL) applications from Progress Energy Florida, Inc., Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc., and Florida Power & Light Company.
Strata Energy, Inc., Ross Uranium Recovery Project; New Source Material License Application; Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2011-29566
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Strata Energy, Inc. (Strata) submitted an application for a new source material license for the Ross Uranium Recovery Project to be located in Crook County, Wyoming, 32 miles northeast of Gillette, Wyoming and 30 miles northwest of Sundance, Wyoming. The application proposes the construction, operation, and decommissioning of uranium in-situ recovery (ISR), also known as in-situ leach, facilities and restoration of the aquifer from which the uranium is being extracted. Strata submitted the application for the new source material license to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) by a letter dated January 4, 2011. A notice of receipt and availability of the license application, including the Environmental Report (ER), and opportunity to request a hearing was published in the Federal Register on July 13, 2011 (76 FR 41308). The purpose of this notice of intent is to inform the public that the NRC will be preparing a site-specific Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for In-Situ Leach Uranium Milling Facilities (ISR GEIS) for a new source material license for the Ross Uranium Recovery Project, as required by Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 51.26. In addition, as outlined in 36 CFR 800.8, ``Coordination with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA),'' the NRC plans to use the environmental review process as reflected in 10 CFR part 51 to coordinate compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
Retrospective Review Under Executive Order 13579
Document Number: 2011-29418
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) has made available its initial Plan for retrospective analysis of its existing regulations to determine whether any such regulations should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed. This action is part of the NRC's voluntary implementation of Executive Order (EO) 13579, ``Regulation and Independent Regulatory Agencies,'' issued by the President on July 11, 2011. The purpose of the NRC's review is to make its regulatory program more effective and less burdensome in achieving its regulatory objectives. The NRC is not instituting a public comment period for the initial Plan at this time but anticipates issuing a revised version for public comment in Calendar Year (CY) 2012 to reflect, as appropriate, any Commission decisions related to the Fukushima Task Force Report.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 2011-29558
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Common-Cause Failure Analysis in Event and Condition Assessment: Guidance and Research, Draft Report for Comment; Correction
Document Number: 2011-29436
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects a notice appearing in the Federal Register on November 2, 2011 (76 FR 67764). This action is necessary to correct an erroneous date for submission of comments.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2011-29419
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: MAGNASTOR ® System, Revision 2
Document Number: 2011-29341
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the NAC International, Inc. (NAC) MAGNASTOR [supreg] System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 2 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) Number 1031. Amendment No. 2 will revise: Technical Specification (TS) 3.3.2 to reduce the transportable storage canister removable surface contamination limits; TS 4.1.1 to add various boron-10 areal densities for use with Pressurized Water Reactor and Boiling Water Reactor baskets and to replace the fuel tube orthogonal pitch with the minimum fuel tube outer diagonal dimension; Table 2.1-2, ``ASME Code Alternatives for MAGNASTOR [supreg] components,'' of the Final Safety Analysis Report to correct the code reference; and Appendices A and B of the TSs to make editorial corrections.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: MAGNASTOR® System, Revision 2
Document Number: 2011-29338
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is proposing to amend its spent fuel storage cask regulations by revising the NAC International, Inc. (NAC) MAGNASTOR[supreg] System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 2 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) Number 1031. Amendment No. 2 will revise: Technical Specification (TS) 3.3.2 to reduce the transportable storage canister removable surface contamination limits; TS 4.1.1 to add various boron-10 areal densities for use with Pressurized Water Reactor and Boiling Water Reactor baskets and to replace the fuel tube orthogonal pitch with the minimum fuel tube outer diagonal dimension; Table 2.1-2, ``ASME Code Alternatives for MAGNASTOR[supreg] components,'' of the Final Safety Analysis Report to correct the code reference; and Appendices A and B of the TSs to make editorial corrections.
Taxpayers and Ratepayers United, et al.; Environmental Impacts of Severe Reactor and Spent Fuel Pool Accidents
Document Number: 2011-29158
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) has received 15 petitions for rulemaking (PRMs), each dated August 10, August 11, or August 12, 2011, from the multiple petitioners listed in Section I, Procedural Processing, of this document. The petitioners request that the NRC rescind its regulations that allow generic conclusions about the environmental impacts of severe reactor and spent fuel pool accidents and its regulations that preclude considerations of those issues in individual licensing proceedings. The petitioners also request the NRC to suspend multiple ongoing licensing proceedings while the NRC considers these petitions and the environmental issues raised in the Fukushima Task Force Report. The NRC is not instituting a public comment period for these PRMs at this time.
Draft Supplement 2 to Final Environmental Statement Related to the Operation of Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Unit 2; Tennessee Valley Authority
Document Number: 2011-29130
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is requesting comments on NUREG-0498, ``Final Environmental Statement, Supplement 2, Related to the Operation of Watts Bar Nuclear Plant [WBN], Unit 2 Draft Report for Comment'' (draft SFES). The NRC will hold a public meeting on the draft SFES on December 8, 2011.
Proposed Alternative Soils Standards for the Uravan, Colorado Uranium Mill
Document Number: 2011-29129
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
By letter dated October 10, 2007, the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE)'s, Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division (the Division) submitted a proposal for alternative standards for soil clean up in four areas of the Uravan Site in Montrose County, Colorado. The Division approved the proposed alternative standards and requested the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC or the Commission) concurrence. Colorado's proposed alternative soil standards are to leave the remaining radioactive contamination in place in these four areas without any further remediation. The NRC staff has determined that Colorado's proposal constitutes use of alternative standards. Under Section 274o of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), the Commission must make a determination that such alternatives will achieve a level of stabilization and containment of the sites concerned, and a level of protection for public health, safety, and the environment from radiological and non-radiological hazards associated with such sites, after notice and opportunity for public hearing. Through this action, the Commission intends to fulfill both the notice and opportunity for public hearing provisions of Section 274o.
Annual Public Meeting of the Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia Environmental Modeling
Document Number: 2011-29030
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The annual public meeting of the Federal Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia Environmental Modeling (ISCMEM) will convene to discuss the latest developments in environmental modeling applications, tools and frameworks as well as new operational initiatives for FY 2012 among the participating agencies. The meeting will be hosted by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, one of the participants in the ISCMEM, at its headquarters building in Rockville, MD. The meeting is open to the public and all interested parties may attend.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-29035
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Generic Communication Draft Generic Letter on Seismic Risk Evaluations for Operating Reactors
Document Number: 2011-28895
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On September 1, 2011 (76 FR 54507), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published for public comment Draft Generic Letter 2011-XX: Seismic Risk Evaluations for Operating Reactors. The public comment period was scheduled to expire on October, 31, 2011; however, on September 16, 2011 (76 FR 57767), the NRC issued a correction and extended the public comment period to November 15, 2011. In order to allow the public sufficient time to review and comment on the Draft Generic Letter, the NRC has decided to extend the comment period for the Draft Generic Letter until December 15, 2011.
Regulatory Changes To Implement the United States/Australian Agreement for Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation
Document Number: 2011-28894
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is amending its regulations to implement the 2010 ``Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy'' (the Agreement). The Agreement prohibits the United States from using Australian- obligated nuclear material to produce tritium for use in a nuclear explosive device, or for any other ``military purpose'' as defined in the Agreement. The Agreement's definition of military purpose states that it includes ``depleted uranium munitions, and other direct military non-nuclear applications, as mutually determined by the Parties.'' The amendments in this final rule help enable the U.S. Government to meet its Agreement obligations with the Government of Australia.
Aging Management of Stainless Steel Structures and Components in Treated Borated Water
Document Number: 2011-28891
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requests public comment on Draft License Renewal Interim Staff Guidance (LR-ISG), LR- ISG-2011-01, ``Aging Management of Stainless Steel Structures and Components in Treated Borated Water.'' This LR-ISG revises the guidance in the Standard Review Plan for Review of License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants (SRP-LR) and Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report for the aging management of stainless steel structures and components exposed to treated borated water.
U.S. Army Installation Management Command; Notice of Issuance of Director's Decision
Document Number: 2011-28889
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Strata Energy, Inc.; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Document Number: 2011-28884
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Models for Plant-Specific Adoption of Technical Specifications Task Force Traveler TSTF-500, Revision 2, “DC Electrical Rewrite-Update to TSTF-360”
Document Number: 2011-28837
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-08
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 1, 2011 (76 FR 54510), that announced the availability of the model application (with model no significant hazards consideration determination) and model safety evaluation (SE) (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML111751792) for plant-specific adoption of Technical Specifications Task Force (TSTF) Traveler TSTF-500, Revision 2, ``DC Electrical RewriteUpdate to TSTF-360'' (ADAMS Accession No. ML092670242). The original Notice of Availability (NOA) published in the Federal Register on September 1, 2011 (76 FR 54510), mistakenly stated that the TSTF-500 was available for adoption under the Consolidated Line Item Improvement Process (CLIIP). TSTF-500 is available for adoption, but not under the CLIIP. No other information contained in the original NOA has changed.