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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
Cheri Swensson; Certification of Substance Abuse Experts
Document Number: 2011-25784
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing for public comment a notice of receipt of a petition for rulemaking (PRM), dated May 5, 2011, and supplemented on August 3, 2011, which was filed with the NRC by Cheri Swensson (the petitioner), on behalf of the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (the Academy). The petition was docketed by the NRC on September 9, 2011, and has been assigned Docket No. PRM-26-7. The petitioner requests that the NRC amend its regulations to include the Academy as one of the organizations authorized to certify a substance abuse expert.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 2011-25683
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Draft Nuclear Regulatory Commission Fiscal Year 2012-2016 Strategic Plan
Document Number: 2011-25491
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the availability of and requesting comment on draft NUREG-1614, Volume 5. ``U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, FY 2012-2016 Strategic Plan,'' dated September 2011. The NRC's draft FY 2012-2016 strategic plan describes the agency's mission and strategic objective, which remain unchanged. The NRC's priority continues to be ensuring the adequate protection of public health and safety, and promoting the common defense and security.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-25462
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (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 June 14, 2011 (76 FR 34762). 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 445Request for Approval of Official Foreign Travel. 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0193. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 445. 5. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Non-Federal consultants, contractors and invited travelers. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 50. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 50. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 50. 10. Abstract: NRC Form 445, ``Request for Approval of Foreign Travel,'' is supplied by consultants, contractors, and NRC invited travelers who must travel to foreign countries in the course of conducting business for the NRC. In accordance with 48 CFR part 20, ``NRC Acquisition Regulation,'' contractors traveling to foreign countries are required to complete this form. The information requested includes the name of the Office Director/Regional Administrator or Chairman, as appropriate, the traveler's identifying information, purpose of travel, listing of the trip coordinators, other NRC travelers and contractors attending the same meeting, and a proposed itinerary. 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. 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 3, 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. Chad Whiteman, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0193), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be e-mailed to CWhiteman@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at 202-395-4718. The NRC Clearance Officer is Tremaine Donnell, 301-415-6258.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Revised Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2011-25387
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Advanced Boiling Water Reactor; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2011-25384
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-03
Agency: Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (acrs), Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes; Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2011-25250
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will convene a teleconference meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) on October 18, 2011, to discuss the ACMUI Permanent Implant Brachytherapy Subcommittee Report. A copy of the agenda for the meeting will be available at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc- collections/acmui/agenda or by contacting Ms. Ashley Cockerham using the information below.
Policy Regarding Submittal of Amendments for Processing of Equivalent Feed at Licensed Uranium Recovery Facilities
Document Number: 2011-25243
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to issue a regulatory issue summary (RIS) to inform addressees 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, either conventional, heap leach, or in situ recovery.
Metal Fatigue Analysis Performed by Computer Software
Document Number: 2011-25242
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to issue a regulatory issue summary (RIS) to remind its addressees of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (ASME Code) requirements in accordance with Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 50.55a, ``Codes and Standards,'' and of the quality assurance (QA) requirements for design control in accordance with Appendix B, ``Quality Assurance Criteria for Nuclear Power Plants and Fuel Reprocessing Plants,'' to 10 CFR Part 50. Specifically, this RIS informs addressees of the NRC's findings from license renewal and new reactor audits on applicants' analyses and methodologies using the computer software package, WESTEMSTM, to demonstrate compliance with Section III, ``Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components,'' of the ASME Code.
Draft License Renewal Interim Staff Guidance LR-ISG-2011-02; Aging Management Program for Steam Generators
Document Number: 2011-25239
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing the Draft License Renewal Interim Staff Guidance (LR-ISG), LR-ISG-2011-02, ``Aging Management Program for Steam Generators,'' for public comment. This Draft LR-ISG provides the staff's evaluation of the suitability of using Revision 3 of NEI 97-06 to manage steam generator aging. The Draft LR-ISG revises the NRC staff's aging management recommendations currently described in Chapter XI.M19 of NUREG-1801, ``Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report,'' Revision 2, dated December 2010, which is available in the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) under Accession No. ML103490041 and NUREG-1800, Revision 2, ``Standard Review Plan for Review of License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants'' (SRP-LR), available under Accession No. ML103490036. The Draft LR-ISG-2011-02 is available under Accession No. ML11220A136.
Closure of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Two White Flint North Building Entrance
Document Number: 2011-25061
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is providing notice that beginning Monday, October 3, 2011, all visitors to the NRC White Flint Complex headquarters shall be required to enter through the recently renovated One White Flint North (OWFN) building entrance lobby. Only NRC badged employees and contractors shall be permitted to use the Two White Flint North (TWFN) building entrance. NRC staff shall meet visitors in the OWFN lobby waiting area and escort them to their destination.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-25025
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (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 July 5, 2011 (76 FR 39132). 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR part 36 Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Irradiators. 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0158. 4. The form number if applicable: N/A. 5. How often the collection is required: Annually. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Irradiator licensees licensed by NRC or an Agreement State. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 79 (9 for reporting [1.3 NRC licensee and 7.8 Agreement State licensees] and 70 for recordkeepers [10 NRC licensees and 60 Agreement State licensees]). 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 70 (10 NRC licensees and 60 Agreement State licensees). 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 32,690. 10. Abstract: Part 36 contains requirements for the issuance of a license authorizing the use of sealed sources containing radioactive materials in irradiators used to irradiate objects or materials for a variety of purposes in research, industry, and other fields. The subparts cover specific requirements for obtaining a license or license exemption, design and performance criteria for irradiators; and radiation safety requirements for operating irradiators, including requirements for operator training, written operating and emergency procedures, personnel monitoring, radiation surveys, inspection, and maintenance. Part 36 also contains the recordkeeping and reporting requirements that are necessary to ensure that the irradiator is being safely operated so that it does not pose any danger to the health and safety of the general public and the irradiator employees. 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 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 and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by October 28, 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. OMB Reviewer: Chad Whiteman, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0158), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be e-mailed to CWhiteman@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at 202-395-4718. The NRC Clearance Officer is Tremaine Donnell, 301-415-6258.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-25024
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (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 July 7, 2011 (76 FR 39906). 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Revision. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR part 9, Public Records. 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0043. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC Forms 509 and 509A. 5. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Individuals requesting access to records under the Freedom of Information (FOIA) or Privacy Acts (PA), through the Public Document Room (PDR), and submitters of information containing trade secrets or confidential commercial or financial information who have been notified that the NRC has made an initial determination that the information should be disclosed. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 3,870. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 3,870. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 1,042.5. 10. Abstract: Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) part 9, prescribes procedures for individuals making requests for records under the FOIA or PA, and through the PDR. It contains information collection requirements for requests to waive or reduce fees for searching for and reproducing records in response to FOIA requests; appeals of denied requests; and requests for expedited processing. The information required from the public is necessary to justify requests for waivers or reductions in searching or copying fees; or to justify expedited processing. Section 9.28(b) provides that if the submitter of information designated to be trade secrets or confidential commercial or financial information objects to the disclosure, he must provide a written statement within 30 days that specifies all grounds why the information is a trade secret or commercial or financial information that is privileged or confidential. The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly available documents, including the final supporting statement, at the NRC's PDR, 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 and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by October 31, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-24843
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (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 July 5, 2011 (76 FR 39132). 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 48 CFR 20, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Acquisition Regulation (NRCAR). 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0169. 4. The form number if applicable: None. 5. How often the collection is required: On occasion; one time. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: NRC contractors and potential contractors. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 5,425 responses. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 2,803 respondents. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 21,579.5 (20,484 reporting plus 1,095.5 recordkeeping). 10. Abstract: The mandatory requirements of the NRCAR implement and supplement the government-wide Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and ensure that the regulations governing the procurement of goods and services within the NRC satisfy the particular needs of the agency. Because of differing statutory authorities among Federal agencies, the FAR permits agencies to issue regulations to implement FAR policies and procedures internally to satisfy the specific need of the agency. The public may examine and copy for a fee, publicly available documents, including the final 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 and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by October 28, 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. Chad Whiteman, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0169), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be e-mailed to CWhiteman@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at 202-395-4718. The NRC Clearance Officer is Tremaine Donnell, 301-415-6258.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-24938
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Virginia Electric and Power Company; North Anna Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2; Exemption
Document Number: 2011-24776
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-27
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: 2011-24663
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (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 June 6, 2011. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Revision. 2. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 354, ``Data Report on Spouse.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: OMB 3150-0026. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 354. 5. How often the collection is required: On Occasion. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: NRC contractors, licensees, applicants, and other (e.g. intervenor's) who marry or cohabitate after completing the Personnel Security Forms, or after having been granted an NRC access authorization or employment clearance. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 80. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 80. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 16 hours. 10. Abstract: NRC Form 354 must be completed by NRC contractors, licensees, applicants who marry or cohabitate after completing the Personnel Security Forms, or after having been granted an NRC access authorization or employment clearance. Form 354 identifies the respondent, the marriage, and data on the spouse and spouse's parents. This information permits the NRC to make initial security determinations and to assure there is no increased risk to the common defense and security. 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 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 and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by October 26, 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: Chad Whiteman, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0026), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be e-mailed to CWhiteman@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at 202-395-4718. The NRC Clearance Officer is Tremaine Donnell, 301-415-6258.
Draft Regulatory Guide; Issuance, Availability
Document Number: 2011-24615
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-8050, ``Applications of Bioassay for Radioiodine.'' This regulatory guide provides criteria and methods acceptable to the staff of the NRC for the development and implementation of personnel monitoring and bioassay programs for any licensee handling or processing unsealed materials containing iodine-125 (\125\I), iodine- 131 (\131\I), or a combination of the two. It also provides guidance on the selection of workers who should participate in such a bioassay program to detect and measure possible exposure. The guide does not address measurement techniques and procedures.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2011-24612
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2011-24606
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Standard Format and Content of License Applications for Conventional Uranium Mills
Document Number: 2011-24475
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On May 30, 2008 (73 FR 31152), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published for public comment a notice of issuance and availability of Draft Regulatory Guide (DG)-3024, ``Standard Format and Content of License Applications for Conventional Uranium Mills.'' DG- 3024 was a proposed Revision 2 of Regulatory Guide (RG) 3.5. However, upon further consideration the NRC has decided not to revise RG 3.5 at this time. For this reason, DG-3024 will be withdrawn. The comment period closed on August 4, 2008, and 6 comments were received. The comments received will be considered and incorporated as appropriate if the NRC decides to revise RG 3.5 in the future.
Virginia Electric and Power Company, Surry Power Station, Units 1 and 2; Exemption
Document Number: 2011-24359
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Final Interim Staff Guidance: Review of Evaluation To Address Gas Accumulation Issues in Safety Related Systems
Document Number: 2011-24344
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff is issuing its Final Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) DC/COL-ISG-019 (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML111110572). The purpose of this ISG is to clarify the NRC staff guidance to address issues of gas accumulation in safety related systems. This ISG revises and updates the guidance provided to the staff in Standard Review Plan (SRP) Section 5.4.7, ``Residual Heat Removal System,'' Section 6.3, ``Emergency Core Cooling System,'' and Section 6.5.2, ``Containment Spray System'' of NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants,'' March 2007. The NRC staff issues DC/COL-ISGs to facilitate timely implementation of current staff guidance and to facilitate activities associated with review of applications for design certifications and combined licenses by the Office of New Reactors. The NRC staff intends to incorporate the final approved DC/COL-ISG-019 into the next revision of the SRP and related guidance documents. Disposition: On November 12, 2009 (74 FR 58323), the NRC staff issued proposed DC/COL-ISG-019 on ``Review of Evaluation to Address Gas Accumulation Issues in Safety Related Systems,'' ADAMS Accession No. ML092360375. The staff received comments (ADAMS Accession No. ML093500086) on the proposed guidance on December 14, 2009. These comments were further discussed in a public meeting held at the NRC on January 20, 2010, and in a conference call on July 9, 2010. This final issuance incorporates changes from the majority of the comments. A document comparing the version of the ISG that went out for public comment and the final version of the ISG can be found under ADAMS Accession No. ML111170302.
Draft Policy Statement on Volume Reduction and Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management
Document Number: 2011-24226
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On August 15, 2011 (76 FR 50500), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published for public comment a draft Policy Statement on Volume Reduction and Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management that updates the 1981 Policy Statement on Low-Level Waste Volume Reduction. The revised Policy Statement acknowledges that volume reduction continues to be important, but that risk-informed, performance-based approaches to managing waste are also needed to safely manage Low-Level Radioactive Waste. The public comment period closed on September 14, 2011. The NRC has decided to reopen the comment period until October 14, 2011, in response to a request from advocacy groups.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-24165
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (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 June 17, 2011. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: Voluntary Reporting of Performance Indicators. 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0195. 4. The form number if applicable: N/A. 5. How often the collection is required: Quarterly. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Power reactor licensees. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 420. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 105. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 85,300 hours (84,000 hours of reporting and 1,300 hours of recordkeeping). 10. Abstract: As part of a joint industry-NRC initiative, the NRC receives information submitted voluntarily by power reactor licensees regarding selected performance attributes known as performance indicators (PIs). PIs are objective measures of the performance of licensee systems or programs. The NRC uses PI information and inspection results in its Reactor Oversight Process to make decisions about plant performance and regulatory response. Licensees transmit PIs electronically to reduce burden on themselves and the NRC. The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly available documents, including the final supporting statement, at the NRC's Public Document Room, Room O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC 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 October 21, 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. Chad Whiteman, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0195), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be e-mailed to CWhiteman@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at 202-395-4718. The NRC Clearance Officer is Tremaine Donnell, 301-415-6258.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-24164
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (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 June 17, 2011. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 241, ``Report of Proposed Activities in Non-Agreement States, Areas of Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction, or Offshore Waters.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0013. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 241. 5. How often the collection is required: NRC Form 241 must be submitted each time an Agreement State licensee wants to engage in or revise its activities involving the use of radioactive byproduct material in a non-Agreement State, areas of exclusive Federal jurisdiction, or offshore waters. The NRC may waive the requirements for filing additional copies of NRC Form 241 during the remainder of the calendar year following receipt of the initial form. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Any licensee who holds a specific license from an Agreement State and wants to conduct the same activity in non-Agreement States, areas of exclusive Federal jurisdiction, or offshore waters under the general license in 10 CFR 150.20. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 1,756 responses. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 172 respondents. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 482 hours (86 hours for initial submission + 119 hours for changes + 277 hours for clarification). 10. Abstract: Any Agreement State licensee who engages in the use of radioactive material in non-Agreement States, areas of exclusive Federal jurisdiction, or offshore waters, under the general license in Section 150.20, is required to file, with the NRC regional administrator for the region in which the Agreement State that issues the license is located, a copy of NRC Form 241 (``Report of Proposed Activities in Non-Agreement States, Areas of Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction, or Offshore Waters''), a copy of its Agreement State specific license, and the appropriate fee as prescribed in Section 170.31 at least 3 days before engaging in such activity. This mandatory notification permits NRC to schedule inspections of the activities to determine whether the activities are being conducted in accordance with requirements for protection of the public health and safety. 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/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 October 21, 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. Chad Whiteman, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0013), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503, Comments can also be e-mailed to CWhiteman@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at 202-395-4718. The NRC Clearance Officer is Tremaine Donnell, 301-415-6258.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-24163
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (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 July 7, 2011. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR part 54, ``Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0155. 4. The form number if applicable: N/A. 5. How often the collection is required: There is a one-time application for any licensee wishing to renew its nuclear power plant's operating license. There is a one-time requirement for each licensee with a renewed operating license to submit a commitment completion letter. All holders of renewed licenses must perform yearly record keeping. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Commercial nuclear power plant licensees who wish to renew their operating licenses and holders of renewed licenses. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 60 (7 responses + 53 recordkeeping). 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 7 (3 license renewal applications + 4 commitment completion letters). 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 305,490 hours (252,490 hours reporting plus 53,000 hours recordkeeping). 10. Abstract: Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) part 54, establishes license renewal requirements for commercial nuclear power plants and describes the information that licensees must submit to the NRC when applying for a license renewal. The application must contain information on how the licensee will manage the detrimental effects of age-related degradation on certain plant systems, structures, and components so as to continue the plant's safe operation during the renewal term. The NRC needs this information to determine whether the licensee's actions will be effective in assuring the plants' continued safe operation. Holders of renewed licenses must retain in an auditable and retrievable form, for the term of the renewed operating license, all information and documentation required to document compliance with 10 CFR Part 54. The NRC needs access to this information for continuing effective regulatory oversight. 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/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 October 21, 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. Chad Whiteman, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0155), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be e-mailed to CWhiteman@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at 202-395-4718. The NRC Clearance Officer is Tremaine Donnell, 301-415-6258.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 2011-24228
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions