Nuclear Regulatory Commission January 4, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station; Exemption
Document Number: 2012-31709
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Energy Northwest; Columbia Generating Station; Exemption
Document Number: 2012-31707
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Decommissioning Planning During Operations
Document Number: 2012-31705
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a new regulatory guide (RG) 4.22, ``Decommissioning Planning During Operations.'' The guide describes a method that the NRC staff considers acceptable for use by holders of licenses in complying with the NRC's Decommissioning Planning Rule (DPR) (76 FR 35512; June 17, 2011). The DPR went into effect on December 17, 2012, and is intended to minimize the likelihood of new ``legacy sites,'' which are NRC-licensed facilities with insufficient resources to complete decommissioning activities and termination of a license at the end of operations.