Nuclear Regulatory Commission April 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 2013-10253
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2013-10116
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-30
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 June 18, 2013, to discuss the committee's analysis of reported medical events involving yttrium-90 microspheres. Meeting information, including a copy of the agenda and handouts, will be available at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/acmui/ meetings/2013.html. The agenda and handouts may also be obtained by contacting Ms. Sophie Holiday using the information below.
Compliance With Information Request, Flooding Hazard Reevaluation
Document Number: 2013-09796
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing draft Japan Lessons-Learned Project Directorate Interim Staff Guidance (JLD- ISG), JLD-ISG-2013-01, ``Guidance for Estimating Flooding Hazards due to Dam Failure.'' This draft JLD-ISG provides guidance acceptable to the NRC staff for reevaluating flooding hazards due to dam failure for the purpose of responding to enclosure 2 of a March 12, 2012, information request.
Evaluations of Explosions Postulated To Occur at Nearby Facilities and on Transportation Routes Near Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2013-09795
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a revision to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.91, ``Evaluations of Explosions Postulated to Occur at Nearby Facilities and on Transportation Routes Near Nuclear Power Plants.'' This regulatory guide describes for applicants seeking nuclear power reactor licenses and licensees of nuclear power reactors methods that the NRC's staff finds acceptable for evaluating postulated explosions at nearby facilities and transportation routes.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2013-09652
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Personnel Access Authorization Requirements for Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2013-09375
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing for comment a notice of receipt of a petition for rulemaking (PRM) filed with the Commission by Ellen C. Ginsberg on behalf of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI or the petitioner) on January 25, 2013. The petition was docketed by the NRC on February 4, 2013, and has been assigned Docket No. PRM-73-16. The petitioner requests that the NRC amend its regulations to limit the scope of third-party review of licensee decisions denying or revoking an employee's unescorted access at their facility. The petitioner seeks to ensure that such decisions cannot be overturned by any third party. The petitioner also requests an expedited review of this petition based on pending arbitration cases that will be affected by NRC action on this petition. The NRC has reviewed the petitioner's request for an expedited review of this petition and has determined that the petition should be expedited due to the aforementioned pending arbitration cases. Therefore, the NRC is limiting the public comment period to 45 days. While 75 days is the normal duration for NRC technical rules, the NRC believes that 45 days provides sufficient time for stakeholders to comment.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2013-09022
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: HI-STORM 100, Amendment No. 8; Corrections
Document Number: 2013-08889
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On February 17, 2012 (77 FR 9515), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a direct final rule amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Holtec International, Inc. (Holtec) HI-STORM 100 Cask System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 8 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1014. The direct final rule was effective on May 2, 2012 (77 FR 24585; April 25, 2012). The NRC has made non-substantive corrections to the technical specifications (TS) and the NRC's Safety Evaluation Report (SER) for the Holtec HI-STORM 100 Cask System, Amendment No. 8. The purpose of this document is to provide notification that the NRC is amending its regulations by revising the Holtec HI-STORM 100 Cask System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include notification that Amendment No. 8 to CoC No. 1014 was corrected on November 16, 2012.
Application and Amendment to Facility Operating License Involving Proposed No Significant Hazards Consideration Determination; San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Unit 2
Document Number: 2013-08888
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an amendment to Facility Operating License No. NPF-10, issued to Southern California Edison (SCE, the licensee), for operation of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), Unit 2. The proposed amendment makes a temporary change to the steam generator management program and the license condition for maximum power. For the duration of Unit 2, Cycle 17, the proposed amendment would change the terms ``full range of normal operating conditions'' and ``normal steady state full power operation'' and restricts operation to 70 percent of the maximum authorized power level. ``Full range of normal operating conditions'' and ``normal steady state full power operation'' shall be based upon the steam generators being operated under conditions associated with reactor core power levels up to 70 percent Rated Thermal Power (2406.6 megawatts thermal).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-08875
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment about our intention to request the OMB's approval for renewal of an existing information collection that is summarized below. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted: 1. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 850A, ``Request for NRC Contractor Building Access.'' NRC Form 850B, ``Request for NRC Contractor Information Technology Access Authorization.'' NRC Form 850C, ``Request for NRC Contractor Security Clearance.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-XXXX. 3. How often the collection is required: On Occasion. 4. Who is required or asked to report: NRC contractors, subcontractors and other individuals who are not NRC employees. 5. The number of annual respondents: 500. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 85. 7. Abstract: Part 10 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 FR), ``Criteria and Procedures for Determining Eligibility for Access to Restricted Data or National Security Information or an Employment Clearance,'' establishes requirements that individuals requiring an access authorization and/or employment clearance must have an investigation of their background. The NRC Forms 850A, 850B, and 850C will be used by the NRC to obtain information on NRC contractors, subcontractors, and other individuals who are not NRC employees and require access to the NRC buildings, IT systems, sensitive information, sensitive unclassified information, or classified information. Submit, by June 17, 2013, 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- 2013-0054. 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-2013-0054. Mail comments to NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-6258, or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-08874
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment about our intention to request the OMB's approval for renewal of an existing information collection that is summarized below. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted: 1. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 136, ``Security Termination Statement.'' NRC Form 237, ``Request for Access Authorization.'' NRC Form 277, ``Request for Visit or Access Authorization.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0049, NRC Form 136. 3150-0050, NRC Form 237. 3150-0051, NRC Form 277. 3. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 4. Who is required or asked to report: NRC Form 136: NRC employees, licensees and contractors. NRC Form 237: NRC contractors, subcontractors, licensee employees, employees of other government agencies, and other individuals who are not NRC employees. NRC Form 277: Any employees of approximately 78 licensees and 7 contracts who hold an NRC access authorization and need to make a visit to NRC, other contractor/licensees or government agencies in which access to classified information will be involved or unescorted area access is desired. 5. The number of annual respondents: NRC Form 136: 300. NRC Form 237: 420. NRC Form 277: 60. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: NRC Form 136: 50. NRC Form 237: 84. NRC Form 277: 10. 7. Abstract: The NRC Form 136 is completed by licensees and contractors that are leaving the NRC to acknowledge and accept their continuing security responsibilities. The NRC Form 237 is completed by NRC contractors, subcontractors, licensee employees, employees of other government agencies, and other individuals who are not NRC employees who require an NRC access authorization. The NRC Form 277 is completed by NRC contractors and licensees who have been granted an NRC access authorization and require verification of that access authorization and need-to-know due to: (1) A visit to the NRC, (2) a visit to other contractors/licensees or government agencies in which access to classified information will be involved, or (3) unescorted area access is desired. Submit, by June 17, 2013, 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. 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- 2013-0057. 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-2013-0057. Mail comments to NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5 F53), United States 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: 301-415-6258; or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.
Additional Synthetic Drug Testing
Document Number: 2013-08752
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will consider the issues raised in a petition for rulemaking (PRM), PRM-26-8, submitted by Mr. Thomas King (the petitioner) in the NRC's rulemaking process. The petitioner requested that the NRC amend its Fitness for Duty program regulations to amend drug testing requirements to test for additional synthetic drugs currently not included in the regulations. The NRC determined that the issues raised in the PRM are appropriate for consideration in an ongoing rulemaking on Drug and Alcohol Testing. The NRC is not instituting a public comment period at this time.
GPU Nuclear Inc., Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Station, Unit 2, Exemption From Certain Security Requirements
Document Number: 2013-08704
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Guidance on the Treatment of Uncertainties Associated With PRA in Risk-Informed Decisionmaking
Document Number: 2013-08693
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued for public comment a document entitled: NUREG-1855, Revision 1, ``Guidance on the Treatment of Uncertainties Associated with PRA in Risk-Informed Decisionmaking,'' Draft Report for Comment.
Aging Management of Internal Surfaces, Service Level III and Other Coatings, Atmospheric Storage Tanks, and Corrosion Under Insulation
Document Number: 2013-08699
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requests public comment on the Draft License Renewal Interim Staff Guidance (LR-ISG), LR-ISG-2012-02, ``Aging Management of Internal Surfaces, Service Level III and Other Coatings, Atmospheric Storage Tanks, and Corrosion under Insulation.'' The draft LR-ISG proposes to revise NRC staff-recommended aging management programs (AMP) and aging management review (AMR) items in NUREG-1801, Revision 2, ``Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report,'' and the NRC staff's AMR procedure, acceptance criteria, and AMR items contained in NUREG-1800, Revision 2, ``Standard Review Plan for Review of License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants'' (SRP-LR) to address new recommendations related to internal surface aging effects of components, and atmospheric storage tanks within the scope of the Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants. The ISG also includes new recommendations to address Service Level III and Other coatings and corrosion under insulation.
Installation of Radiation Alarms for Rooms Housing Neutron Sources
Document Number: 2013-08511
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is denying a petition for rulemaking (PRM), PRM-73-15, dated September 15, 2011, which was filed with the NRC by George Hamawy (the petitioner). The petitioner requested that the NRC amend its regulations to require the installation of radiation alarms for rooms housing neutron sources.
Station Blackout Mitigation Strategies
Document Number: 2013-08216
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is requesting comment on the draft regulatory basis document to support the potential amendment of its regulations concerning nuclear power plant licensees' station blackout mitigation strategies. Appendix A of the draft regulatory basis provides a discussion of rule language concepts that the NRC staff is considering for this potential rulemaking. In addition, Appendix A contains a set of questions soliciting stakeholder feedback in areas that would support the NRC staff in developing a proposed rule. The issuance of this draft regulatory basis document is one of the actions stemming from the NRC's lessons-learned efforts associated with the March 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in Japan.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2013-08362
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on US-APWR
Document Number: 2013-08139
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Reliability & PRA
Document Number: 2013-08106
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Potential Changes to Interlocutory Appeals Process for Adjudicatory Decisions
Document Number: 2013-07960
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing this Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to begin the process of potentially amending its regulations to change the interlocutory appeals process for certain adjudicatory decisions. The NRC seeks public comment on these potential changes to the interlocutory appeals process.
Lost Creek ISR, LLC, Lost Creek Uranium In-Situ Recovery Project, Sweetwater County, Wyoming
Document Number: 2013-07704
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering an amendment to Source Materials License SUA-1598 for continued uranium production operations and in-situ recovery (ISR) of uranium at the Lost Creek Project in Sweetwater County, Wyoming.
Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit 3
Document Number: 2013-07703
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is reconsidering its issuance of a revision of an existing exemption from its regulations, ``Fire Protection Program for Nuclear Power Facilities Operating Prior to January 1, 1979,'' for Fire Areas ETN-4 and PAB-2, issued to Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (the licensee), for operation of Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit 3 (Indian Point 3), located in Westchester County, NY.''
Reporting Procedure for Mathematical Models Selected To Predict Heated Effluent Dispersion in Natural Water Bodies
Document Number: 2013-07702
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is withdrawing Regulatory Guide (RG) 4.4, ``Reporting Procedure for Mathematical Models Selected to Predict Heated Effluent Dispersion in Natural Water Bodies.'' The guide is being withdrawn because it is obsolete and new guidance has been included in models developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that provides updated direction.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2013-07700
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Memorandum of Understanding Between the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Bureau of Land Management
Document Number: 2013-07549
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
SHINE Medical Technologies, Inc.; Exemption
Document Number: 2013-07534
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc., Kewaunee Power Station Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report
Document Number: 2013-07470
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will conduct a meeting to discuss and accept public comments on the Kewaunee Power Station (KPS) Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report (PSDAR), Revision 0, on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., DST, in a meeting room at the Kewaunee City Council Chambers, City of Kewaunee offices, 401 Fifth Street, Kewaunee, WI 54216.
In the Matter of Entergy Operations, Inc. (Arkansas Nuclear One, Unit 1); Confirmatory Order Modifying License
Document Number: 2013-07469
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Revision to Design of Structures, Components, Equipment and Systems
Document Number: 2013-07437
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is extending the comment period of a notice that was published in the Federal Register (FR) on March 1, 2013 (78 FR 13911), that announced the request for comments on the proposed revisions in Chapter 3, ``Design of Structures, Components, Equipment, and Systems;'' and the request for comment on NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition.'' The public comment period was scheduled to expire on April 1, 2013; however, several stakeholders requested additional time for review to provide more meaningful comments on the draft staff guidance. In order to allow the public sufficient time to review and comment on the draft staff guidance, the NRC has decided to extend the comment period for the draft guidance document until May 1, 2013.