List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: MAGNASTOR® System
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is withdrawing a direct final rule that would have revised its spent fuel storage regulations to include Amendment No. 3 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1031, NAC International, Inc. (NAC) Modular Advanced Generation Nuclear All-purpose Storage (MAGNASTOR[supreg]) System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks.'' The NRC is taking this action because it has received a significant adverse comment for the vendor of MAGNASTOR[supreg] in response to a companion proposed rule which was concurrently published with the direct final rule.
Vogtle Electric Generating Station, Units 3 and 4; Southern Nuclear Operating Company; Change to Information in Tier 1, Table 3.3-1
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption to allow a departure from the certification information of Tier 1 of the generic design control document (DCD) and License Amendment No. 6 to Combined Licenses (COL), NPF-91 and NPF-92. The COLs were issued to Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., and Georgia Power Company, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia, and the City of Dalton, Georgia (the licensee); for construction and operation of the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP), Units 3 and 4, located in Burke County, Georgia. The amendment changes requested improve the clarity and accuracy of the Tier 1 information located in Table 3.3-1, ``Definition of Wall Thicknesses for Nuclear Island Buildings, Turbine Buildings, and Annex Building,'' which describes wall and floor thicknesses in the plant. The granting of the exemption allows the changes asked for in the amendment. Because the acceptability of the exemption was determined in part by the acceptability of the amendment, the exemption and amendment are being issued concurrently.
Distribution of Source Material to Exempt Persons and to General Licensees and Revision of General License and Exemptions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to require that the initial distribution of source material to exempt persons or to general licensees be explicitly authorized by a specific license, which includes new reporting requirements. The rule is intended to provide the NRC with timely information on the types and quantities of source material distributed for use either under exemption or by general licensees. In addition, the rule modifies the existing possession and use requirements of the general license for small quantities of source material to better align the requirements with current health and safety standards. Finally, the rule revises, clarifies, or deletes certain source material exemptions from licensing to make the exemptions more risk informed. This rule affects manufacturers and distributors of certain products and materials containing source material and certain persons using source material under general license and under exemptions from licensing.