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Petitions for Rulemaking Submitted by the Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.
Document Number: 2011-24079
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) has received six petitions for rulemaking (PRM), dated July 26, 2011, from the Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. (NRDC or the petitioner). The petitioner requests that the NRC amend its regulations to require emergency preparedness (EP) enhancements for prolonged station blackouts; EP enhancements for multiunit events; licensees to confirm seismic hazards and flooding hazards every 10 years and address any new and significant information; licensees to improve spent nuclear fuel pool safety; each operating and new reactor licensee to establish station blackout mitigation strategies and resources; and more realistic, hands-on training and exercises on Severe Accident Mitigation [sic] Guidelines and Extreme Damage Mitigation Guidelines for specified licensee staff. The NRC is not instituting a public comment period for these PRMs at this time.
Draft License Renewal Interim Staff Guidance LR-ISG-2011-05; Ongoing Review of Operating Experience
Document Number: 2011-24061
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-20
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. In response to a request from the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), the NRC is extending the public comment period until October 23, 2011, and holding a public meeting on October 12, 2011, to discuss the draft LR-ISG.
Proposed Generic Communication; Draft NRC Generic Letter 2011-XX: Seismic Risk Evaluations for Operating Reactors
Document Number: 2011-23706
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-16
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 54507), that requested public comment on Draft NRC Generic Letter 2011- XX: Seismic Risk Evaluations for Operating Reactors. This action is necessary to correct the Docket ID information for submitting comments and accessing publicly available documents related to the draft generic letter in the ADDRESSES section and the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. Due to this error, the NRC is extending the comment period from October 31, 2011, to November 15, 2011.
Proposed Generic Communications; Draft NRC Regulatory Issue Summary 2011-XX; NRC Regulation of Military Operational Radium-226; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2011-23636
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On July 8, 2011, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a draft Regulatory Issue Summary (RIS) pertaining to NRC regulation of military operational Radium-226 for a 60-day public comment period that ended on September 6, 2011. The NRC has decided to reopen the comment period for an additional 75 days.
Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Materials Licensees
Document Number: 2011-23628
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is amending its regulations by revising the provisions applicable to the licensing and approval processes for byproduct, source and special nuclear materials licenses, and irradiators. The changes will clarify the definitions of ``construction'' and ``commencement of construction'' with respect to materials licensing actions conducted under the NRC's regulations. The NRC is adopting these changes to further improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the licensing and approval processes for future materials license applications, as well as to eliminate certain inconsistencies that currently exist within the NRC's regulations with respect to the use and definition of the terms ``construction'' or ``commencement of construction'' for certain materials licensees for purposes of its environmental reviews.
Detroit Edison Company, Fermi 2; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: 2011-23488
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2011-23487
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Request for a License To Export Radioactive Waste
Document Number: 2011-23366
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Request for a License To Import Radioactive Waste
Document Number: 2011-23358
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Impacts of Compatibility Changes in General License Regulations
Document Number: 2011-23225
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) plans to hold public meetings on September 20, 2011, in Lisle, Illinois, and on September 22, 2011, in Mansfield, Massachusetts, to solicit information on impacts to manufacturers and distributors and end-users of generally licensed devices from revising the compatibility categories of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 31.5 and 31.6 from ``B'' to ``C.'' In addition to providing information on impacts at the public meetings, information on the issues raised in this document may be submitted to the NRC at any time through the end of the comment period.
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes; Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2011-23211
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
NRC will convene a meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) on September 22-23, 2011. A sample of agenda items to be discussed during the public session includes: (1) A discussion on the reporting structure and methods of ACMUI and Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards best practices; (2) an update on the status of a Commission paper on data collection regarding patient release; (3) a discussion on electronic signatures for documents that are required to be signed in accordance with U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations; (4) a discussion on strontium breakthrough with rubidium-82 generators from a U.S. Food and Drug Administration perspective; (5) a discussion on strontium breakthrough with rubidium-82 generators from an NRC perspective; (6) a discussion on ACMUI's 2008 recommended revisions to the medical event abnormal occurrence language; (7) a discussion on medical-related events; (8) a summary from the outcomes of the NRC Medical Related Rulemaking Workshops; (9) a discussion on possible changes to the permanent implant brachytherapy subcommittee report; (10) and the status of 10 CFR part 35 rulemaking. A copy of the agenda will be available at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/acmui/agenda or by e- mailing Ms. Sophie Holiday at the contact information below. Purpose: Discuss issues related to 10 CFR part 35 Medical Use of Byproduct Material. Date and Time for Closed Session: September 22, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. This session will be closed so that ACMUI members can enroll for and activate new badges and undergo NRC training. Date and Time for Open Sessions: September 22, 2011, from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and September 23, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Address for Public Meeting: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Two White Flint North Building, Room T2-B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Public Participation: Any member of the public who wishes to participate in the meeting in person or via phone should contact Ms. Holiday using the information below. The meeting will also be webcast live: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/public- meetings/webcast-live.html. Contact Information: Sophie J. Holiday, e-mail: sophie.holiday@nrc.gov, telephone: (301) 415-7865.
Energy Northwest; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Document Number: 2011-23199
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 2011-23074
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Confirmatory Order Modifying License No. SNM-2001 for the Shallow Land Disposal Area, Parks Township, Armstrong County, PA; Notice of Opportunity for Hearing and Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Safeguards Information
Document Number: 2011-22958
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This notice is to advise the Public of the Issuance of a Confirmatory Order Modifying License No. SNM-2001, held by BWX Technologies, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as the BWXT or Licensee). The Order set forth below was issued to the Licensee on August 5, 2011, and includes an opportunity to request a hearing.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 2011-22949
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Indiana Michigan Power Company; Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant, Unit 1; Exemption
Document Number: 2011-22806
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
NRC Enforcement Policy
Document Number: 2011-22646
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is soliciting comments from interested parties, including public interest groups, States, members of the public, and the regulated industry (i.e., reactor, fuel cycle, and materials licensees, vendors, and contractors), on several topics addressed in this document to assist the NRC in revising its Enforcement Policy. The NRC staff is currently evaluating these topics for inclusion in the next revision to the NRC Enforcement Policy. The proposed Policy topics discussed in this document will not address all the items in SRM-SECY-09-0190, ``Major Revision to NRC Enforcement Policy,'' dated August 27, 2010 (NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML102390327). Before the staff submits the next proposed Policy revision to the Commission for approval in early Calendar Year 2012, it will publish a second document in the Federal Register to solicit public comments on additional topics.
Implementation of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
Document Number: 2011-22645
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is planning to hold a public meeting in late October 2011 or early November 2011 to solicit feedback from its stakeholders on its Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program in the Office of Enforcement (OE). The meeting will be composed of panel discussions addressing implementation of the ADR program and whether changes could be made to the program to make it more effective, transparent and efficient. The NRC is also soliciting nominations and requests to participate in the panel discussions.
Monitoring the Effectiveness of Maintenance at Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2011-22644
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG) DG-1278, ``Monitoring the Effectiveness of Maintenance at Nuclear Power Plants.'' This guide endorses Revision 4A to Nuclear Management and Resources Council (NUMARC) 93-01, ``Industry Guideline for Monitoring the Effectiveness of Maintenance at Nuclear Power Plants,'' which provides methods that are acceptable to the NRC staff for complying with the provisions of Section 50.65, ``Requirements for Monitoring the Effectiveness of Maintenance at Nuclear Power Plants,'' of Title 10, of the Code Of Federal Regulations, part 50, ``Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-22550
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-02
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 9, 2011. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR part 72, Licensing Requirements for the Independent Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level Radioactive Waste and Reactor-Related Greater than Class C Waste. 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0132. 4. The form number if applicable: N/A. 5. How often the collection is required: Required reports are collected and evaluated on a continuing basis as events occur; submittal of reports varies from less than one per year under some rule sections to up to an average of about 80 per year under other rule sections. Applications for new licenses, certificates of compliance (CoCs), and amendments may be submitted at anytime; applications for renewal of licenses are required every 40 years for an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) or CoC effective May 21, 2011, and every 40 years for a Monitored Retrievable Storage (MRS) facility. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Certificate holders and applicants for a CoC for spent fuel storage casks; licensees and applicants for a license to possess power reactor spent fuel and other radioactive materials associated with spent fuel storage in an ISFSI; and the Department of Energy for licenses to receive, transfer, package and possess power reactor spent fuel, high-level waste, and other radioactive materials associated with spent fuel and high-level waste storage in an MRS. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 481 (260 reporting responses + 153 third party disclosure responses + 68 recordkeepers). 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 68. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 62,692 hours (26,106 reporting + 33,416 recordkeeping + 3,170 third party disclosure). 10. Abstract: 10 CFR part 72 establishes mandatory requirements, procedures, and criteria for the issuance of licenses to receive, transfer, and possess power reactor spent fuel and other radioactive materials associated with spent fuel storage in an ISFSI, as well as requirements for the issuance of licenses to the Department of Energy to receive, transfer, package, and possess power reactor spent fuel and high-level radioactive waste, and other associated radioactive materials in an MRS. The information in the applications, reports, and records is used by NRC to make licensing and other regulatory determinations. 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 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 (3150-0132), 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: 2011-22549
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-02
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: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR part 61, Licensing Requirements for Land Disposal of Radioactive Waste. 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0135. 4. The form number if applicable: N/A. 5. How often the collection is required: Applications for licenses are submitted as needed. Other reports are submitted annually and as other events require. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Applicants for and holders of an NRC license (to include Agreement State licensees) for land disposal of low-level radioactive waste; and all generators, collectors, and processors of low-level waste intended for disposal at a low-level waste facility. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 16. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 4. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 5,412 hours (56 hours for reporting [approximately 4.6 hours per response] and 5,356 hours for recordkeeping [approximately 1,339 hours per recordkeeper]). 10. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 61 establishes the procedures, criteria, and license terms and conditions for the land disposal of low-level radioactive waste. The reporting and recordkeeping requirements are mandatory and, in the case of application submittals, are required to obtain a benefit. The information collected in the applications, reports, and records is evaluated by the NRC to ensure that the licensee's or applicant's disposal facility, equipment, organization, training, experience, procedures, and plans provide an adequate level of protection of public health and safety, common defense and security, and the environment. 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 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 (3150-0135), 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.
Proposed Generic Communication; Draft NRC Generic Letter 2011-XX: Seismic Risk Evaluations for Operating Reactors
Document Number: 2011-22422
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing this generic letter to inform addressees that the NRC requests addressees to evaluate their facilities to determine the current level of seismic risk and to submit the requested information to facilitate the NRC's determination if there is a need for additional regulatory action.
Notice of Availability of 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: 2011-22412
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of the consolidated line item improvement process (CLIIP), the NRC is announcing the availability of the model application (with model no significant hazards consideration determination) and model safety evaluation (SE) for plant-specific adoption of Technical Specifications Task Force (TSTF) Traveler TSTF- 500, Revision 2, ``DC Electrical RewriteUpdate to TSTF-360'' (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML092670242). The changes revise Technical Specifications (TS) 3.8.4, ``DC Sources Operating,'' TS 3.8.5, ``DC SourcesShutdown,'' and TS 3.8.6, ``Battery Cell Parameters.'' Additionally, a new Administrative Controls program, titled ``Battery Monitoring and Maintenance Program,'' is added to Section 5.5, ``Programs and Manuals.'' The CLIIP model SE will facilitate expedited approval of plant-specific adoption of Traveler TSTF-500, Revision 2. You can access publicly available documents related to this notice using the following methods: NRC's Public Document Room (PDR): The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly available documents at the NRC's PDR, Room O1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. NRC's ADAMS: Publicly available documents created by or received at the NRC are available online in the NRC library at http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/adams.html. From this page, the public can gain entry into ADAMS, which provides text and image files of NRC's public documents. If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC's PDR reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by e-mail to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The model application and SE for plant-specific adoption of TSTF-500, Revision 2, are available electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML111751792. The NRC staff disposition of comments received to the Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment announced in the Federal Register on May 4, 2010 (75 FR 23822), is available electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML111751788. Federal Rulemaking Web site: Public comments and supporting materials related to this notice can be found at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching on Docket ID: NRC-2010-0170.
Florida Power & Light Company, St. Lucie Plant, Unit 2 License Amendment Request; Opportunity To Request a Hearing and To Petition for Leave To Intervene, and Commission Order Imposing Procedures for Document Access
Document Number: 2011-22405
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is considering issuance of an amendment to Facility Operating License No. NPF-16 issued to Florida Power & Light Company (the licensee) for operation of the St. Lucie Plant, Unit No. 2, located in St. Lucie County, Florida.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 2011-22267
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Request for a License To Import Radioactive Waste
Document Number: 2011-22102
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions