Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Tennessee Valley Authority, Combined License Application for Bellefonte Units 3 and 4 Exemption from the Requirements to Submit an Update to the Departures Report Submitted With a Combined License Application
Document Number: 2013-31235
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to an October 28, 2013, request from Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). On September 29, 2010, TVA requested that the NRC suspend review of its combined license (COL) application until further notice. On October 28, 2013, TVA requested an exemption from certain regulatory requirements that require them to submit a departures report that describes the generic changes and plant-specific departures from the generic Design Certification Document (DCD) (departures report) until requesting the NRC to resume its review of their COL application. The NRC staff reviewed this request and determined that it is appropriate to grant the exemption, but stipulated that the departures report must be submitted prior to requesting the NRC resume its review of the COL application or by December 31, 2014, whichever comes first.
Tennessee Valley Authority, Exemption From the Requirement To Submit an Annual Update to the Final Safety Analysis Report Included in a Combined License Application
Document Number: 2013-31232
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to an October 28, 2013, request from Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). On September 29, 2010, TVA requested that the NRC suspend review of its combined license (COL) application until further notice. On October 28, 2013, TVA requested an exemption from certain regulatory requirements that require them to submit updates to the Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR) included in their COL Application until requesting the NRC to resume its review of their COL application. The NRC staff reviewed this request and determined that it is appropriate to grant the exemption, but stipulated that the updates to the FSAR must be submitted prior to requesting the NRC resume its review of the COL application or by December 31, 2014, whichever comes first.
Tennessee Valley Authority: Exemption From Requirements To Revise Combined License Application To Address Enhancements to Emergency Preparedness Rules
Document Number: 2013-31210
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to an October 28, 2013, request from Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). On September 29, 2010, TVA requested that the NRC suspend review of its combined license application until further notice. On October 28, 2013 TVA requested an exemption from certain regulatory requirements which, if granted, would allow them to revise their combined license (COL) application in order to address enhancements to the Emergency Preparedness (EP) rules at the same time as requesting the NRC to resume the review of their COL application rather than by December 31, 2013 as the regulations currently require. The NRC staff reviewed this request and determined that it is appropriate to grant the exemption but stipulated that the revised application must be submitted prior to requesting the NRC resume its review of the COL application or by December 31, 2014 whichever comes first.
Amendments to Material Control and Accounting Regulations and Proposed Guidance for Fuel Cycle Facility Material Control and Accounting Plans and Completing the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Form 327
Document Number: 2013-31200
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is rescheduling a public meeting that was cancelled due to inclement weather and extending the public comment period for a proposed rule and draft guidance on material control and accounting (MC&A) of special nuclear material (SNM). The public meeting has been rescheduled for January 9, 2014. The public comment period has been extended to March 10, 2014, in response to a request by stakeholders.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-31154
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
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 19, Notices, Instructions, and Reports to Workers: Inspection and Investigations. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0044. 3. How often the collection is required: As necessary in order that adequate and timely reports of radiation exposure be made to individuals involved in NRC-licensed activities. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Licensees authorized to receive, possess, use, or transfer material licensed by the NRC. 5. The number of annual respondents: 700. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 213,517.5 7. Abstract: Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 19, requires licensees to advise workers on an annual basis of any radiation exposure in excess of 1mSv (100 mrem) they may have received as a result of NRC-licensed activities or when certain conditions are met. These conditions apply during termination of the worker's employment, at the request of the workers, former workers, or when the worker's employer (the NRC licensee) must report radiation exposure information on the worker to the NRC. Part 19 also establishes requirements for instructions by licensees to individuals participating in licensed activities and options available to these individuals in connection with Commission inspections of licensees to ascertain compliance with the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, Title II of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, and regulations, orders and licenses there under regarding radiological working conditions. The worker should be informed of the radiation dose he or she receives because: (a) That information is needed by both a new employer and the individual when the employee changes jobs in the nuclear industry; (b) the individual needs to know the radiation dose received as a result of the accident or incident (if this dose is in excess of the 10 CFR Part 20 limits) so that he or she can seek counseling about future work involving radiation, medical attention, or both, as desired; and (c) since long-term exposure to radiation may be an adverse health factor, the individual needs to know whether the accumulated dose is being controlled within NRC limits. The worker also needs to know about health risks from occupational exposure to radioactive materials or radiation, precautions or procedures to minimize exposure, worker responsibilities and options to report any licensee conditions which may lead to or cause a violation of Commission regulations, and individual radiation exposure reports which are available to him. Submit, by February 28, 2014, comments that address the following questions: 1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical utility? 2. Is the burden estimate accurate? 3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected? 4. How can the burden of the information collection be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology? The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly available documents, including the draft supporting statement, at the NRC's Public Document Room, Room O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC's Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/ doc-comment/omb/. The document will be available on the NRC's 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-2013-0279. You may submit your comments by any of the following methods: Electronic comments go to http:// www.regulations.gov and search for Docket No. NRC-2013-0279. Mail comments to the 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; telephone at 301-415-6258, or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2013-31197
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Transnuclear, Inc. Standardized NUHOMS® Cask System
Document Number: 2013-31080
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of January 7, 2014, for the direct final rule that was published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2013. This direct final rule amended the NRC's spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Transnuclear, Inc. Standardized NUHOMS[supreg] Cask System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 11 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1004.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-31031
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
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 September 12, 2013 (78 FR 56247). No comments were received. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 314, Certificate of Disposition of Materials. 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0028. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 314. 5. How often the collection is required: This form is submitted once, when a licensee terminates its license. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Persons holding an NRC license for the possession and use of radioactive byproduct, source, or special nuclear material who are ceasing licensed activities and terminating the license. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 136. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 136. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 68. 10. Abstract: NRC Form 314 furnishes information to the NRC regarding transfer or other disposition of radioactive material by licensees who wish to terminate their licenses. The information is used by the NRC as part of the basis for its determination that the facility has been cleared of radioactive material before the facility is released for unrestricted use. 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. The OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC's Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/ doc-comment/omb/. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by January 27, 2014. 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: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-31030
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
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: DOE/NRC Form 741, Nuclear Material Transaction Report and NUREG/BR-0006, Revision 7, ``Instructions for Completing Nuclear Material Transaction Reports.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0003. 3. How often the collection is required: Form 741 is submitted when specified events occur (nuclear materials or source material transfers, receipts, or inventory changes). 4. Who is required or asked to report: Persons licensed to possess specified quantities of special nuclear material or source material. Any licensee who ships, receives, or otherwise undergoes an inventory change of special nuclear or source material is required to submit a Form 741 to document the change. 5. The number of annual respondents: 340. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 12,500. 7. Abstract: NRC is required to collect nuclear material transaction information for domestic safeguards use and make it available to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Licensees use Form 741 to make inventory and accounting reports for certain source or special nuclear material, or for transfer or receipt of 1 kilogram or more of course material. This form enables the NRC to collect, retrieve, analyze, and submit the data to IAEA to fulfill its reporting responsibilities. Submit, by February 25, 2014 comments that address the following questions: 1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical utility? 2. Is the burden estimate accurate? 3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected? 4. How can the burden of the information collection be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology? The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly available documents, including the draft supporting statement, at the NRC's Public Document Room, Room O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC's Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/ doc-comment/omb/. The document will be available on the NRC's 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-2013-0167. You may submit your comments by any of the following methods: Electronic comments go to http:// www.regulations.gov and search for Docket No. NRC-2013-0167. Mail comments to the 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; telephone at 301-415-6258, or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-31029
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
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: DOE/NRC Form 740M, ``Concise Note'' and NUREG/BR-0006, Revision 7, ``Instructions for Completing Nuclear Material Transaction Reports, (DOE/NRC Forms 741 and 740M).'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0057. 3. How often the collection is required: DOE/NRC Form 740M is requested as necessary to inform the U.S. or the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of any qualifying statement or exception to any of the data contained in other reporting forms required under the U.S. IAEA Safeguards Agreement. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Persons licensed to possess specified quantities of special nuclear material or source material, and licensees of facilities on the U.S. Eligible Facilities List who have been notified in writing by the NRC that they are subject to Part 50 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR). 5. The number of annual respondents: 15. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 113. 7. Abstract: Licensees affected by Part 75 and related sections of Parts 40, 50, 70, and 150 are required to submit DOE/NRC Form 740M to inform the U.S. or the IAEA of any qualifying statement or exception to any of the data contained in any of the other reporting forms required under the U.S.IAEA Safeguards Agreement. The use of the Form 740M enables the NRC to collect, retrieve, analyze, and submit the data to IAEA to fulfill its reporting responsibilities. Submit, by February 25, 2014, comments that address the following questions: 1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical utility? 2. Is the burden estimate accurate? 3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected? 4. How can the burden of the information collection be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology? The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly available documents, including the draft supporting statement, at the NRC's Public Document Room, Room O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC's Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/ doc-comment/omb/. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments 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-2013-0166. You may submit your comments by any of the following methods: Electronic comments: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket No. NRC-2013-0166. Mail comments to the 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: 2013-31028
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
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: Comprehensive Decommissioning Program, Including Annual Data Collection. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0206. 3. How often the collection is required: Annually. 4. Who is required or asked to report: All Agreement States who have signed Section 274(b) Agreements with the NRC. 5. The number of annual respondents: 37 (14 Agreement States respondents with sites of interest + 23 Agreement States respondents with no sites of interest). 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 469 (400 hours from Agreement States with sites of interest + 69 hours from Agreement States with no sites of interest). 7. Abstract: Agreement States will be asked to provide information about uranium recovery and complex sites undergoing decommissioning regulated by the Agreement States on an annual basis. The information request will allow the NRC to compile, in a centralized location, more complete information on the status of decommissioning and decontamination in the United States in order to provide a national perspective on decommissioning. The information will be made available to the public by the NRC in order to ensure openness and promote communication to enhance public knowledge of the national decommissioning program. This does not apply to information, such as trade secrets and commercial or financial information provided by the Agreement States, that is considered privileged or confidential. Information such as financial assurance and the status of decommissioning funding would need to be identified by the Agreement State as privileged or confidential, whereupon the NRC would withhold such information from public access and treat it as sensitive or non- sensitive, per the considerations in 10 CFR 2.390 and 9.17. This does not apply to financial assurance or decommissioning funding information that is already available to the public. Although specific details of the funding mechanisms are treated as confidential, beneficial lessons learned regarding the improvement of decommissioning-related funding will be shared with the Agreement States. Submit, by February 25, 2014, comments that address the following questions: 1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical utility? 2. Is the burden estimate accurate? 3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected? 4. How can the burden of the information collection be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology? The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly available documents, including the draft supporting statement, at the NRC's Public Document Room, Room O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC's Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/. The document will be available on the NRC's 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-2013-0270. You may submit your comments by any of the following methods: Electronic comments go to http:// www.regulations.gov and search for Docket No. NRC-2013-0270. Mail comments to the 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; telephone at 301-415-6258, or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.
Request for a License To Export Deuterium
Document Number: 2013-31026
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Request for a License To Export; Deuterium
Document Number: 2013-30879
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: HI-STORM 100 Cask System; Amendment No. 9
Document Number: 2013-30887
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a direct final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on December 6, 2013, and is delaying the effective date. The direct final rule amends the NRC's spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Holtec International HI-STORM 100 Cask System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 9 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1014. This action is necessary to correct the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) accession numbers for the CoC, the safety evaluation report (SER), and the ADAMS document package containing the CoC, SER, and the Technical Specifications (TSs) for this amendment.
Consideration of Approval of Transfer of Renewed Facility Operating Licenses, Materials Licenses, and Conforming Amendments Containing Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information
Document Number: 2013-30883
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of an application filed by Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, LLC (Constellation) on August 6, 2013, as supplemented on August 14 and September 23, 2013. The application seeks NRC approval of the transfer of operating licenses for nuclear power plants and spent fuel storage facilities from the current holder, Constellation, to Exelon Generation Company, LCC (Exelon). The facilities are Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2, Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-53 and DPR-69; Calvert Cliffs Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) Materials License No. SNM-2505; Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2, Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-63 and NPF-69; Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station ISFSI General License; R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-18; and R.E. Ginna ISFSI General License.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Document Number: 2013-30865
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: HI-STORM 100 Cask System; Amendment No. 9
Document Number: 2013-30864
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a proposed rule that appeared in the Federal Register on December 6, 2013, and is extending the public comment period. The document proposed to amend the NRC's spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Holtec International HI-STORM 100 Cask System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 9 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1014. This action is necessary to correct the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) accession numbers for the CoC and the ADAMS document package containing the CoC, the Safety Evaluation Report (SER), and the Technical Specifications (TSs) for this amendment; and to extend the public comment period.
Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving Proposed No Significant Hazards Considerations and Containing Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information
Document Number: 2013-30843
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of four amendment requests. The amendment requests are for H.B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant, Unit 2; Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 and 3; St. Lucie Plant, Units 1 and 2; and Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2. For each amendment request, the NRC proposes to determine that they involve no significant hazards consideration. In addition, each amendment request contains sensitive unclassified non-safeguards information (SUNSI).
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2013-30848
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
PPL Bell Bend, LLC; Bell Bend Nuclear Power Plant; Exemption From the Requirement To Submit an Annual Update to the Final Safety Analysis Report Included in a Combined License Application
Document Number: 2013-30752
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to an October 18, 2013 request from PPL Bell Bend, LLC (PPL). PPL requested an exemption from certain regulatory requirements that require them to submit updates to the Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR) included in their COL application. The NRC staff reviewed this request and determined that it is appropriate to grant the exemption, but stipulated that the updates to the FSAR must be submitted by December 31, 2014.
Security Requirements for Facilities Storing Spent Nuclear Fuel
Document Number: 2013-30679
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), published, on December 16, 2009, a notice of availability and request for comment on the NRC's draft regulatory basis [previously known as the technical basis] document for a proposed rulemaking that would revise the security requirements for storing spent nuclear fuel (SNF) in an independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI), and for storing SNF and/or high-level radioactive waste (HLW) in a monitored retrievable storage installation (MRS). The draft regulatory basis, comments on the draft regulatory basis, and the NRC staff's responses to these comments, are located on the Federal e-Rulemaking Web site at http://www.rulemaking.gov under Docket ID: NRC-2009-0558 and copies may also be obtained using the other methods specified below.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1
Document Number: 2013-30545
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon, the licensee) is the holder of Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-50, which authorizes operation of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 (TMI-1). The license provides, among other things, that the facility is subject to all rules, regulations, and orders of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) now or hereafter in effect.
Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact Related to an Alternative Disposal Request of Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC; Hematite Decommissioning Project; Festus, Missouri
Document Number: 2013-30532
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of a license amendment to special nuclear material (SNM) license number SNM-33 issued to Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC for the former Hematite Fuel Cycle Facility in Festus, Missouri authorizing alternative disposal of soil and soil-like wastes at the US Ecology Idaho, Inc. (USEI) disposal facility located near Grand View, Idaho. In addition, the NRC is considering the issuance of an exemption to USEI so that it may accept the waste for disposal. This exemption is required so that USEI may accept NRC regulated material under its Idaho Department of Environmental Quality license. The NRC has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for this proposed action and has concluded that a Finding of No Significant Impact is appropriate with respect to the proposed action.
Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC; William States Lee III Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2; Combined Licenses Application Review
Document Number: 2013-30530
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, as a cooperating agency, have published NUREG-2111, ``Final Environmental Impact Statement [EIS] for Combined Licenses (COLs) for William States Lee III Nuclear Station Units 1 and 2.''
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2013-30090
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Application for Renewal of Special Nuclear Material License SNM-2014 From Tennessee Valley Authority for Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Unit 2, Spring City, Tennessee
Document Number: 2013-29940
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the renewal of Special Nuclear Material (SNM) License SNM-2014, issued in June 2011 and held by Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), to authorize the continued receipt, possession, inspection, and storage of Special Nuclear Material SNM in the form of fresh fuel assemblies at TVA's Watts Bar site in Spring City, TN.
Miscellaneous Corrections; Corrections
Document Number: 2013-29694
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a final rule in the Federal Register on June 7, 2013, to make miscellaneous corrections to its regulations. The final rule contained minor errors in grammar, punctuation, and referencing. This document corrects the final rule by amending the sections that contain these errors.
License Renewal Application for Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, Unit 1
Document Number: 2013-29676
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft, plant-specific, supplement 50 to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, NUREG-1437, regarding the renewal of operating license NPF-29 for an additional 20 years of operation for Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, Unit 1 (GGNS). The GGNS is located in Claiborne County, Mississippi. Possible alternatives to the proposed action (license renewal) include no action and reasonable alternative energy sources. The NRC staff plans to hold two public meetings during the public comment period to present an overview of the draft plant-specific supplement to the GEIS and to accept public comments on the document.
Duke Energy Progress; Shearon Harris Units 2 and 3; Exemption From the Requirement To Submit an Annual Update to the Final Safety Analysis Report Included in a Combined License Application
Document Number: 2013-29584
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to an August 7, 2013, request from Duke Energy Progress (DEP). On May 2, 2013, DEP requested that the NRC suspend review of its combined license (COL) application until further notice. On August 7, 2013, DEP requested an exemption from certain regulatory requirements that require them to submit updates to the Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR) included in their COL application until six months after requesting the NRC to resume its review of their COL application. The NRC staff reviewed this request and determined that it is appropriate to grant the exemption, but stipulated that the updates to the FSAR must be submitted prior to requesting the NRC resume its review of the COL application, or by December 31, 2014, whichever comes first.
Duke Energy Progress; Shearon Harris Units 2 and 3; Exemption From Requirements To Revise Combined License Applications To Address Enhancements to Emergency Preparedness Rules
Document Number: 2013-29582
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a July 29, 2013, request from Duke Energy Progress (DEP). On May 2, 2013, DEP requested that the NRC suspend review of its combined license (COL) application until further notice. On July 29, 2013, DEP requested an exemption from certain regulatory requirements which, if granted, would allow them to revise their COL application in order to address enhancements to the Emergency Preparedness (EP) rules within six months of requesting the NRC to resume the review of their COL application, rather than by December 31, 2013, as the regulations currently require. The NRC staff reviewed this request and determined that it is appropriate to grant the exemption, but stipulated that the revised application must be submitted prior to requesting the NRC resume its review of the COL application or by December 31, 2014, whichever comes first.
Entergy Operations, Inc.; Combined License Application for Grand Gulf Unit 3; Exemption From the Requirements To Update a Final Safety Analysis Report Submitted as Part of a Combined License Application
Document Number: 2013-29562
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a September 30, 2013, request from Entergy Operations, Inc. (EOI) which requested an exemption from Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR) updates included in their Combined License (COL) application. The NRC staff reviewed this request and determined that it is appropriate to grant the exemption, but stipulated that the updates to the FSAR must be submitted prior to, or coincident with, the resumption of the COL application review or by December 31, 2014, whichever comes first.
Entergy Operations, Inc.; Combined License Application for Grand Gulf Unit 3; Exemption From the Requirements To Revise a Combined License Application To Comply With Enhancements to Emergency Preparedness Rule
Document Number: 2013-29560
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a September 30, 2013 request from Entergy Operations, Inc. (EOI) which requested an exemption from addressing enhancements to the Emergency Preparedness (EP) rules in their Combined License (COL) application. The NRC staff reviewed this request and determined that it is appropriate to grant the exemption but stipulated that the revised application must be submitted prior to, or coincident with, requesting the NRC to resume its review of the COL application, or by December 31, 2014, whichever comes first.
Entergy Operations, Inc.; Combined License Application for River Bend Station Unit 3, Exemption From the Requirements To Revise a Combined License Application To Comply With Enhancements to Emergency Preparedness Rule
Document Number: 2013-29559
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a September 30, 2013, request from Entergy Operations, Inc. (EOI) which requested an exemption from addressing enhancements to the Emergency Preparedness (EP) rules in their Combined License (COL) application. The NRC staff reviewed this request and determined that it is appropriate to grant the exemption but stipulated that the revised application must be submitted prior to, or coincident with, requesting the NRC to resume its review of the COL application, or by December 31, 2014, whichever comes first.
Entergy Operations, Inc.; Combined License Application for River Bend Unit 3, Exemption From the Requirements To Update a Final Safety Analysis Report Submitted as Part of a Combined License Application
Document Number: 2013-29558
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a September 30, 2013, request from Entergy Operations, Inc. (EOI) which requested an exemption from Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR) updates included in their Combined License (COL) application. The NRC staff reviewed this request and determined that it is appropriate to grant the exemption, but stipulated that the updates to the FSAR must be submitted prior to, or coincident with, the resumption of the COL application review or by December 31, 2014, whichever comes first.
Sunshine Act Meetings Notice
Document Number: 2013-29557
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2013-29430
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of a Federal Governmentwide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery'' to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.).
Vogtle Unit 4 Combined License
Document Number: 2013-29304
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff has determined that the inspections, tests, and analyses have been successfully completed, and that the specified acceptance criteria are met for ITAAC E.3.8.05.01.01, for the Vogtle Unit 4 Combined License.
SHINE Medical Technologies, Inc.
Document Number: 2013-29303
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff has determined that the second and final part of the application for a construction permit, submitted by SHINE Medical Technologies, Inc. (SHINE) is acceptable for docketing.
Operator Licensing Examination Standards for Power Reactors
Document Number: 2013-29302
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is making available for public comment a draft NUREG, NUREG-1021, Revision 10, ``Operator Licensing Examination Standards for Power Reactors.''
In the Matter of FMRI, Inc., Muskogee, Oklahoma Facility
Document Number: 2013-29299
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a license amendment to FMRI authorizing indirect transfer of control, in accordance with its regulations. This Order is being issued, because the licensee informed the NRC that the transfer did not occur.
Standard Format and Content for a License Application for an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation or a Monitored Retrievable Storage Facility
Document Number: 2013-29163
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-3042, ``Standard Format and Content for a License Application for an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation or a Monitored Retrievable Storage Facility.'' This draft regulatory guide is proposed revision 2 of Regulatory Guide 3.50, which provides a format that the NRC considers acceptable for submitting the information for license applications to store spent nuclear fuel, high-level radioactive waste, and/or reactor-related Greater than Class C waste.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: HI-STORM 100 Cask System; Amendment No. 9
Document Number: 2013-29162
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Holtec International HI- STORM 100 Cask System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 9 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1014. Amendment No. 9 broadens the subgrade requirements for the HI-STORM 100U part of the HI-STORM 100 Cask System and updates the thermal model and methodology for the HI-TRAC transfer cask from a two dimensional thermal-hydraulic model to a more accurate three dimensional model. The amendment also makes editorial corrections.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: HI-STORM 100 Cask System; Amendment No. 9
Document Number: 2013-29160
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Holtec International HI-STORM 100 Cask System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 9 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1014. Amendment No. 9 broadens the subgrade requirements for the HI-STORM 100U part of the HI-STORM 100 Cask System and updates the thermal model and methodology for the HI- TRAC transfer cask from a two dimensional thermal-hydraulic model to a more accurate three dimensional model. The amendment also makes editorial corrections.