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

Southern California Edison, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Units 2 and 3 Request for Action
Document Number: 2013-11036
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is giving notice that by petition dated June 18, 2012, Friends of the Earth (FOE, the petitioner) has requested that the NRC take action with regard to the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The petitioner's requests are included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
Dow Chemical Company, Dow TRIGA Research Reactor; License Renewal for the Dow Chemical TRIGA Research Reactor; Supplemental Information and Correction
Document Number: 2013-10927
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a notice in the Federal Register on July 20, 2012 (77 FR 42771), ``License Renewal for the Dow Chemical TRIGA Research Reactor,'' to inform the public that the NRC is considering issuance of a renewed Facility License No. R-108 for Dow Chemical Company which would authorize continued operation of the Dow TRIGA Research Reactor. The notice provided the NRC staff's review of the Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Dow TRIGA Research Reactor. This action is necessary to (1) correct a typographical error in Section II.A., ``Radiological Impact;'' and (2) provide the public with supplemental information regarding the U.S. Court of Appeals Waste Confidence Ruling and NRC staff review of the ruling showing the non- applicability to research and test reactor licensing.
University of California, Irvine; License Renewal for University of California, Irvine Nuclear Reactor Facility; Supplemental Information
Document Number: 2013-10925
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a notice in the Federal Register on February 13, 2012 (77 FR 7610-7613), ``Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the License Renewal for University of California, Irvine Nuclear Reactor Facility,'' to inform the public that the NRC is considering issuance of a renewed Facility License No. R-116 for the Regents of the University of California (the licensee) which would authorize continued operation of the University of California, Irvine Nuclear Reactor Facility. The notice provided the NRC staff's review of the Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the University of California, Irvine Nuclear Reactor Facility. This action is necessary to provide the public with supplemental information regarding the U.S. Court of Appeals Waste Confidence Ruling and NRC staff review of the ruling showing the non- applicability to research and test reactor licensing.
Adequacy of Design Features and Functional Capabilities Identified and Described for Withstanding Aircraft Impacts
Document Number: 2013-10920
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a new section of NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition.'' The new section, designated as Revision 0, is Section 19.5, ``Adequacy of design features and functional capabilities identified and described for withstanding aircraft impacts.''
Request To Amend a License To Import Radioactive Waste
Document Number: 2013-10917
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Request To Amend a License To Export Radioactive Waste
Document Number: 2013-10916
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2013-10904
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit No. 3 Extension of Public Comment Period
Document Number: 2013-10792
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document modifies a notice appearing in the Federal Register on April 3, 2013 (78 FR 20144), by extending the original public comment period from May 3, 2013, to June 3, 2013. This action was requested by concerned stakeholders who sought additional time to provide comments.
Draft Supplement to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants; NextEra Energy Seabrook; Seabrook Station, Unit 1
Document Number: 2013-10790
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing a supplement to the draft plant-specific Supplement 46 to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants (GEIS), NUREG-1437, regarding the renewal of operating license NPF-86 for an additional 20 years of operation for Seabrook Station, Unit 1 (Seabrook). The NRC will incorporate the contents of the supplement, and any comments received thereon, into the final plant-specific supplement to the GEIS for Seabrook. Seabrook is located 13 miles south of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Possible alternatives to the proposed action (license renewal) include no action and reasonable alternative energy sources.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC, License Renewal of Nuclear Plants and Public Meetings for the License Renewal of Limerick Generating Station, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2013-10788
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has published a draft plant-specific supplement 49 to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants (GEIS), NUREG-1437, regarding the renewal of operating licenses NPF-39 and NPF-85 for an additional 20 years of operation for Limerick Generating Station, Units 1 and 2 (LGS). LGS is located in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Possible alternatives to the proposed action (license renewal) include no action and reasonable alternative energy sources.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-10743
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-07
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 25, ``Access Authorization.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0046. 3. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 4. Who is required or asked to report: NRC-regulated facilities and other organizations requiring access to NRC-classified information. 5. The number of annual respondents: 78. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 365 (318 hrs reporting + 47 hrs recordkeeping). 7. Abstract: NRC-regulated facilities and other organizations are required to provide information and maintain records to ensure that an adequate level of protection is provided to NRC-classified information and material. Submit, by July 8, 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 document. 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- 0071. 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-2013-0071 and 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: 301-415-6258, or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.
Content Specifications and Shielding Evaluations for Type B Transportation Packages
Document Number: 2013-10499
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Regulatory Issue Summary (RIS) 2013-04, ``Content Specifications and Shielding Evaluations for Type B Transportation Packages.'' This RIS clarifies the NRC's use of staff guidance in NUREG-1609, ``Standard Review Plan for Transport Packages for Radioactive Material,'' for the review of content specifications and shielding evaluations included in the Certificates of Compliance (CoC) and safety analysis reports (SARs) for Type B transportation packages. The RIS does not impose any additional regulatory requirements on NRC licensees.
Revisions to the Petition for Rulemaking Process
Document Number: 2013-10117
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations to streamline its process for addressing petitions for rulemaking (PRMs). The proposed amendments are intended to improve transparency and make the PRM process more efficient and effective.
Notice of Meeting; Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards
Document Number: 2013-10431
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
License Amendment for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Bear Creek Facility, Converse County, Wyoming
Document Number: 2013-10265
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the issuance of a license amendment to Source Materials License SUA- 1310 issued to Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC or the licensee) to authorize alternate concentration limits (ACLs) at its point of compliance (POC) wells and the deletion of License Condition (LC) No. 47 for its Bear Creek Uranium Mill facility in Converse County, Wyoming. The NRC has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for this proposed action in accordance with its regulations. Based on the EA, the NRC has concluded that a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is appropriate with respect to the proposed action. The amendment will be issued following the publication of this document.
Qualification Tests for Safety-Related Actuators in Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2013-10255
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1235, ``Qualification Tests for Safety-Related Actuators in Nuclear Power Plants.'' DG-1235 is proposed Revision 1 of RG 1.73, dated January 1974. This revision endorses, with clarifications, the enhanced consensus practices for qualifying safety-related actuators, and actuator components, in Nuclear Power Generating Stations in order to demonstrate their ability to perform their intended safety functions under all required conditions as described in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) standard 382-2006, ``Standard for Qualification of Safety-Related Actuators for Nuclear Power Generating Stations.''
Final License Renewal Interim Staff Guidance LR-ISG-2012-01: Wall Thinning Due to Erosion Mechanisms
Document Number: 2013-10254
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing the final License Renewal Interim Staff Guidance (LR-ISG), LR-ISG-2012-01, ``Wall Thinning Due to Erosion Mechanisms.'' This LR-ISG revises an NRC staff-recommended aging management program (AMP) in NUREG-1801, Revision 2, ``Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report,'' and the NRC staff's aging management review procedure and acceptance criteria contained in NUREG-1800, Revision 2, ``Standard Review Plan for Review of License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants'' (SRP-LR), to address wall thinning due to various erosion mechanisms for piping and components within the scope of the Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants. This LR-ISG changes the recommendations in GALL Report, Revision 2, AMP XI.M17, ``Flow- Accelerated Corrosion,'' based on the staff's review of several license renewal applications' flow-accelerated corrosion AMPs and stakeholder input.