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

Request To Amend a License To Export Radioactive Waste
Document Number: 2013-21253
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Request To Amend a License To Import Radioactive Waste
Document Number: 2013-21252
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Draft Guidance for Reciprocity
Document Number: 2013-21250
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is revising its licensing guidance for reciprocity. The NRC is requesting public comment on draft NUREG-1556, Volume 19, Revision 1, ``Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses: Guidance for Agreement State Licensees about NRC Form 241 `Report of Proposed Activities in Non- Agreement States, Areas of Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction, of Offshore Waters' and Guidance for NRC Licensees Proposing to Work in Agreement State Jurisdiction (Reciprocity).'' The document has been updated from the previous revision to include safety culture, security of radioactive materials, protection of sensitive information, and changes in regulatory policies and practices. This document is intended for use by applicants, licensees, and the NRC staff and will also be available to Agreement States.
Draft Program-Specific Guidance About Irradiator Licenses
Document Number: 2013-21249
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is revising its licensing guidance for irradiator licenses. The NRC is requesting public comment on draft NUREG-1556, Volume 6, Revision 1, ``Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance about 10 CFR Part 36 Irradiator Licenses.'' The document has been updated from the previous revision to include safety culture, security of radioactive materials, protection of sensitive information, and changes in regulatory policies and practices. This document is intended for use by applicants, licensees, and the NRC staff and will also be available to Agreement States.
Entergy Operations, Inc., River Bend Station, Unit 1; Exemption
Document Number: 2013-21103
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Unit 3
Document Number: 2013-21094
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-29
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.2.5.04.05.05.02, for the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Unit 3.
Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Unit 4
Document Number: 2013-21091
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-29
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.2.5.04.05.05.02, for the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Unit 4.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-21090
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Branch Technical Position on the Import of Non-U.S. Origin Radioactive Sources
Document Number: 2013-20975
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In 2010, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff published a final rule amending its regulations concerning export and import of nuclear equipment and material. Among other things, it added the phrase ``of U.S. origin'' to the first exclusion to the definition of ``radioactive waste'' to confirm that the return of U.S. origin radioactive sources is not classified as the import of radioactive waste. The NRC staff drafted the Branch Technical Position (BTP) on the Import of Non-U.S. Origin Sources to provide additional guidance on the application of this exclusion in the regulations. In developing this BTP, the NRC staff has engaged with States, Low- Level Waste Compacts, industry, and the public by providing two opportunities for public comment via Federal Register Notice and a public meeting in 2012. The exclusion in 10 CFR part 110 reflects the United States' commitments to the policy of safe storage and disposal of disused sources in the international context, including under the Code of Practice on the International Transboundary Movement of Radioactive Waste (Code of Practice), Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management (Joint Convention), and the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources (Code of Conductalong with the supplementary Guidance on Import and Export). The United States' commitments include not exporting radioactive waste to other countries for disposal and, in light of the United States' strong domestic regulatory program, allowing return of disused sources manufactured or distributed from the United States in order to prevent sources from being orphaned overseas where regulatory programs may not exist or function to an optimal level.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-20953
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-28
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 June 12, 2013 (78 FR 35329). 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 11, ``Criteria and Procedures for Determining Eligibility for Access to or Control Over Special Nuclear Material.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0062. 4. The form number if applicable: N/A. 5. How often the collection is required: On Occasion. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Employees (including applicants for employment), contractors, and consultants of NRC licensees and contractors whose activities involve access to, or control over, special nuclear material at either fixed sites or for transportation activities. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 328. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 2. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 82. 10. Abstract: The NRC regulations in part 11 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), establish requirements for access to special nuclear material, and the criteria and procedures for resolving questions concerning the eligibility of individuals to receive special nuclear material access authorization. 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's 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 September 27, 2013. 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. Chad Whiteman, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0062), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be emailed to Chad_S_Whiteman@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at 202-395-4718. The NRC's Clearance Officer is Tremaine Donnell, 301-415-6258.
Sunshine Act Meetings Notice
Document Number: 2013-20972
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit 3
Document Number: 2013-20703
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has concluded that existing exemptions 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, will remain as originally granted and will not be modified.
mPower\TM\ Design-Specific Review Standard
Document Number: 2013-20708
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On May 14, 2013, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a request for public comment on the DSRS for the mPower\TM\ design (mPower\TM\ DSRS). The purpose of the mPower\TM\ DSRS is to more fully integrate the use of risk insights into the review of a design certification (DC), an early site permit (ESP) or a combined license (COL) that incorporates the mPower\TM\ design. The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on August 16, 2013. Generation mPower submitted a letter on August 8, 2013 (ADAMS Accession No. ML13224A163), requesting an extension of the public comment period until September 16, 2012, on specific sections of the mPower\TM\ DSRS. The NRC has decided to re-open the public comment period on those specific sections of the mPower\TM\ DSRS to allow more time for members of the public to assemble their comments on those sections.
Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC; Decommissioning Project; Hematite, Missouri
Document Number: 2013-20630
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Draft Emergency Preparedness Frequently Asked Questions
Document Number: 2013-20629
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is making available for comment Emergency Preparedness (EP) frequently asked questions (EPFAQs) No. 2013-004, No. 2013-006, and No. 2013-007. These EPFAQs will be used to provide clarification of guidance documents related to the development and maintenance of EP program elements. The NRC is publishing these preliminary results to inform the public and solicit comments.
Tennessee Valley Authority, Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Unit 1; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses Involving Proposed, No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2013-20627
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
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. DPR-33, issued to Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA or the licensee), for operation of the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant (BFN) Unit 1, located in Alabama, Limestone County.
SHINE Medical Technologies, Inc.
Document Number: 2013-20622
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff acknowledges receipt of the second and final part of a two-part application for a construction permit, submitted by SHINE Medical Technologies, Inc. (SHINE).
State of Georgia Relinquishment of Sealed Source and Device Evaluation and Approval Authority
Document Number: 2013-20494
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that effective August 20, 2013, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has assumed regulatory authority to evaluate and approve sealed source and device (SS&D) applications in the State of Georgia and approved the Governor of the State of Georgia's request to relinquish this authority.
Request To Modify License by Replacing Security Plan With New Radiation Safety Plan; U.S. Department of the Army, Jefferson Proving Ground, Madison, Indiana
Document Number: 2013-20421
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received, by letter dated June 21, 2013 (actual receipt by NRC was July 18, 2013), a license amendment application from the U.S. Department of the Army (the licensee) for its Jefferson Proving Ground (JPG) site located in Madison, Indiana, requesting to replace its security plan with a new radiation safety plan.
AUC, LLC Reno Creek, In Situ Project, New Source Material License Application
Document Number: 2013-20386
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
By letter dated October 3, 2012, AUC, LLC (AUC) submitted to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) an application for a new source material license. The requested license, or the proposed action, would authorize the construction and operation, and decommissioning of AUC's proposed in-situ uranium recovery (ISR, also known as in-situ leach) facilities, and would require restoration of the aquifer from which the uranium would be extracted. The proposed facility will be located near the town of Wright, Wyoming in Campbell County. The application was accepted for review by NRC on June 18, 2013. A notice of receipt and availability of the license application, including the Environmental Report (ER), and opportunity to request a hearing was published in the Federal Register on August 5, 2013 (78 FR 47427).
Entergy Operations, Inc., River Bend Station, Unit 1
Document Number: 2013-20146
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant, Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, Request for Action
Document Number: 2013-20145
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is giving notice that by petition dated March 18, 2013, as supplemented on April 23, June 28, and July 22, 2013, Timothy Judson, the petitioner, on behalf of Alliance for a Green Economy, Citizens Awareness Network, Vermont Citizens Action Network, Pilgrim Watch, and Beyond Nuclear (hereafter referred to as ``the petitioners'') has requested that the NRC take action with regard to James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant, Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station, and Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. The petitioners' requests are included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
Vogtle Electric Generating Station, Units 3 and 4; Southern Nuclear Operating Company; Changes to the Chemical Volume Control System
Document Number: 2013-20144
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is both granting an exemption to allow a departure from the certification information of Tier 1 of the generic design control document (DCD) and issuing License Amendment No. 12 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 requests changes that modify the Chemical and Volume Control System (CVS), including changes to information located in Tier 1 Tables 2.3.2- 1 and 2.3.2-2, and Tier 1 Figures 2.2.1-1 and 2.3.2-1. The granting of the exemption allows the changes to Tier 1 information as specified in the license amendment request. Because the acceptability of the exemption was determined in part by the acceptability of the amendment, the exemption and amendment are being issued concurrently.
Physical Protection of Irradiated Reactor Fuel in Transit
Document Number: 2013-19978
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is rescinding EA- 02-109, ``Issuance of Order for Interim Safeguards and Security Compensatory Measures for the Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel [SNF] Greater than 100 Grams,'' dated October 10, 2002, and subsequent similar security orders issued to licensees shipping SNF during the period of October 2003 through December 2010. These orders are collectively referred to as the ``SNF Transportation Orders.'' The SNF Transportation Orders are being rescinded because the NRC published a final rule, ``Physical Protection of Irradiated Fuel in Transit,'' on May 20, 2013, amending its regulations to incorporate the security requirements in the SNF Transportation Orders and lessons learned from implementation of the SNF Transportation Orders.
Policy Statement on Adequacy and Compatibility of Agreement State Programs; Statement of Principles and Policy for the Agreement State Program
Document Number: 2013-19853
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-16
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 on June 3, 2013 (78 FR 33122), requesting comments on proposed revisions to the NRC's policy statements on Agreement State Programs. Both the ``Policy Statement on Adequacy and Compatibility of Agreement State Programs'' and the ``Statement of Principles and Policy for the Agreement State Programs'' have been revised to add information on security of radioactive materials and incorporate changes in the NRC's policies and procedures since the last revision in 1997. The public comment period was scheduled to expire on August 19, 2013. However, the NRC received requests for extending the comment period from the Organization of Agreement States (OAS) and from the State of Florida. The parties requested the extension of the comment period so that the Agreement States would have time to discuss the proposed revisions during the OAS annual meeting before submitting their comments. The NRC agrees with these requests and the NRC has decided to extend the comment period until September 16, 2013.
Interim Staff Guidance on Changes During Construction
Document Number: 2013-19865
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing this notice for use of, and to solicit public comment on the draft Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) COL-ISG-025 ``Interim Staff Guidance on Changes During Construction.'' This ISG provides guidance to the NRC staff on the Preliminary Amendment Request (PAR) review process available to the initial combined license (COL) licensees through a license condition for use as an elective precursor to the license amendment process.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Humboldt Bay Power Plant, Unit 3, Notice of Public Meeting on the License Termination Plan; Correction
Document Number: 2013-19784
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a notice that was published in the Federal Register on August 7, 2013 (78 FR 48203), that provided notice that the NRC staff will conduct a public meeting to discuss and accept public comments on the Humboldt Bay Power Plant, Unit 3, License Termination Plan. This document is necessary to correct an incorrect NRC Docket ID appearing in the heading of the notice.
Three Mile Island, Unit 2; Post Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report
Document Number: 2013-19710
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On June 28, 2013, the GPU Nuclear Inc. (GPUN) submitted its Post Shutdown Decommissioning Activity Report (PSDAR) for Three Mile Island, Unit 2 (TMI-2). The PSDAR provides an overview of GPUN's proposed decommissioning activities, schedule, and costs for TMI-2. The NRC is requesting public comments on the PSDAR.
Vogtle Electric Generating Station, Units 3 and 4; Southern Nuclear Operating Company; Change to the Turbine Building Structures and Layout
Document Number: 2013-19709
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting both an exemption to allow a departure from the certification information of Tier 1 of the generic design control document (DCD) and is issuing License Amendment No. 7 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 requests to revise the structure and layout of the Turbine Building, which includes changes to Tier 1 information located in Table 3.3-1, ``Definition of Wall Thicknesses for Nuclear Island Buildings, Turbine Building, and Annex Building,'' and security-related Figure 3.3-11B, ``Turbine Building General Arrangement Plan at elevation 100'-0'''' (NOTE: this figure is withheld from public disclosure because it contains security- related information) of the Updated Final Safety Analysis Report (UFSAR). The granting of the exemption allows the changes to Tier 1 information 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-19647
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-14
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: Part 21 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ``Reporting of Defects and Noncompliance.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0035. 3. How often the collection is required: On occasion, as defects and noncompliance are reportable as they occur. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Individual directors and responsible officers of firms constructing, owning, operating, or supplying the basic components of any facility or activity licensed under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, or the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, as amended, to report immediately to the NRC the discovery of defects in basic components or failures to comply that could create a substantial safety hazard. 5. The number of annual respondents: 350. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 34,705 hours (9,420 hours reporting + 25,190 hours recordkeeping + 95 hours third-party disclosure). 7. Abstract: The 10 CFR Part 21 regulation requires each individual, corporation, partnership, commercial grade dedicating entity, or other entity subject to the regulations in this part to adopt appropriate procedures to evaluate deviations and failures to comply to determine whether a defect exists that could result in a substantial safety hazard. Depending upon the outcome of the evaluation, a report of the defect must be submitted to the NRC. Reports submitted under 10 CFR Part 21 are reviewed by the NRC staff to determine whether the reported defects or failures to comply in basic components at the NRC licensed facilities or activities are potentially generic safety problems. These reports have been the basis for the issuance of numerous NRC Generic Communications that have contributed to the improved safety of the nuclear industry. The records required to be maintained in accordance with 10 CFR Part 21 are subject to inspection by the NRC to determine compliance with the subject regulation. Submit, by October 15, 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 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, and Rockville, Maryland 20874. 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- 2013-0162. 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-2013-0162. 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.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2013-19711
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3; South Carolina Electric and Gas; Change to the Bracing Design in the Turbine Building and Corresponding Change to Structural Design Code
Document Number: 2013-19309
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting an exemption to allow a departure from the certification information of Tier 1 of the generic design control document (DCD) and issuing License Amendment No. 7 to Combined Licenses (COL), NPF-93 and NPF-94. The COLs were issued to South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) and South Carolina Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper) (the licensee), for construction and operation of the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station (VCSNS), Units 2 and 3 located in Fairfield County, South Carolina. The amendment changes requested revise the design of the bracing used to support the Turbine Building structure. This request requires changing Tier 1 information found in the Design Description portion of Updated Final Safety Analysis Report (UFSAR) section 3.3, ``Buildings.'' The granting of the exemption allows the changes to Tier 1 information 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.
Proposed Revisions to Design of Structures, Components, Equipment and Systems
Document Number: 2013-19308
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is soliciting public comment on the following sections in Chapter 3, ``Design of Structures, Components, Equipment, and Systems'' and soliciting public comment on NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition,'' Section 3.9.3 ``ASME Code Class 1, 2, and 3 Components, and Component Supports, and Core Support Structures.''
Placement of the Georgia Agreement State Program on Probation
Document Number: 2013-19306
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the placement of the Georgia Agreement State Program (Georgia Program) for the regulation of certain Atomic Energy Act materials on probation and a further increase in the NRC oversight of the Georgia Program, including overseeing implementation of a ``Program Improvement Plan'' developed by the staff of the Georgia Program. Once the Georgia Program has met the commitments made in the ``Program Improvement Plan,'' and has demonstrated significant and sustainable improvements, the probationary status could be lifted. There will be further announcements of such action.
Proposed Revisions to Maintenance Rule Standard Review Plan
Document Number: 2013-19201
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is revising the following section in Chapter 17, ``Quality Assurance'' and soliciting public comment on NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition,'' Section 17.6, ``Maintenance Rule.''
Proposed Revision to Missiles Generated by Extreme Winds
Document Number: 2013-19177
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is soliciting public comment on a proposed revision 4 to Section 3.5.1.4, ``Missiles Generated by Extreme Winds,'' of NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition.'' This revision incorporates guidance and recommendations from Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.221, ``Design-Basis Hurricane and Hurricane Missiles for Nuclear Power Plants,'' and Interim Staff Guidance DC/COL- ISG-024, ``Implementation of Regulatory Guide 1.221 on Design-Basis Hurricane and Hurricane Missiles.'' In addition, this revision provides clarification on areas of review and acceptance criteria for assessment of design-basis missiles generated by extreme winds. The revision also incorporates guidance on regulatory treatment of nonsafety systems.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-19175
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
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: Suspicious Activity Reporting Using the Protected Web Server (PWS). 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-XXXX. 3. How often the collection is required: On occasion. Reporting is done on a voluntary basis, as suspicious incidents occur. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Nuclear power reactor licensees provide the majority of reports, but other entities that may voluntarily send reports include fuel facilities, independent spent fuel storage installations, decommissioned power reactors, power reactors under construction, research and test reactors, agreement states, non-agreement states, as well as departments of health, medical centers, steel mills, and radiographers. 5. The number of annual respondents: 50. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 678 hours. 7. Abstract: The NRC licensees voluntarily report information on suspicious incidents on an ad-hoc basis, as these incidents occur. This information is shared with authorized nuclear industry officials and Federal, State, and local government agencies using PWS. Information provided by licensees is considered OFFICIAL USE ONLY and is not made public. Submit, by October 7, 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 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- 2013-0129. 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-2013-0129. 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: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-19174
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
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 April 16, 2013 (78 FR 22561). 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. 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.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0049, NRC Form 136. 3150-0050, NRC Form 237. 3150-0051, NRC Form 277. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC Forms 136, 237, and 277. 5. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 6. Who will be 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 contractors 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. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: NRC Form 136: 300. NRC Form 237: 770. NRC Form 277: 60. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: NRC Form 136: 300. NRC Form 237: 770. NRC Form 277: 60. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: NRC Form 136: 50. NRC Form 237: 154. NRC Form 277: 10. 10. 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 a 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. The public may examine and have copied for 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's 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 September 9, 2013. 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: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-19173
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
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 April 16, 2013 (78 FR 22562). 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: New. 2. 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,'' and NRC Form 850C, ``Request for NRC Contractor Security Clearance.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-XXXX. 4. The form numbers if applicable: NRC Form 850A, NRC Form 850B, and NRC Form 850C. 5. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: NRC contractors, subcontractors and other individuals who are not NRC employees. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 500. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 500. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 85. 10. Abstract: Part 10 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ``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. The public may examine and have copied for 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's 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 September 9, 2013. 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.
Sunshine Federal Register Notice
Document Number: 2013-19171
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Japan Lessons-Learned Project Directorate Interim Staff Guidance JLD-ISG-2013-01; Guidance for Estimating Flooding Hazards Due to Dam Failure
Document Number: 2013-19057
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing the Final Japan Lessons-Learned Project Directorate Interim Staff Guidance (JLD-ISG), JLD-ISG-2013-01, ``Guidance for Estimating Flooding hazards due to Dam Failure'' (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML13151A153). This ISG provides guidance and clarification to assist nuclear power reactors applicants and licensees with the flooding hazard reassessment in response to Enclosure 2 of the NRC staff's request for information, ``Request for Information Pursuant to section 50.54(f) of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), Regarding Recommendations 2.1, 2.3, and 9.3 of the Near-Term Task Force Review of Insights from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Accident,'' dated March 12, 2012 (ADAMS Accession No. ML12053A340).
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Humboldt Bay Power Plant, Unit 3, Notice of Public Meeting on the License Termination Plan
Document Number: 2013-19054
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is providing notice that the NRC staff will conduct a meeting to discuss and accept public comments on the Humboldt Bay Power Plant (HBPP), Unit 3 License Termination Plan (LTP) on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. in the Great Room at the Warfinger Building, Eureka Public Marina, 1 Marina Way, Eureka, California. The HBPP is located about four miles southwest of the city of Eureka, Humboldt County, California and consists of 143 acres of land. Unit 3, which is the NRC licensed reactor, is currently being decommissioned with the spent fuel now stored in the onsite Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation. Unit 3 decommissioning commenced in May 2009. Following the start of a new power generation facility in 2010, the licensee commenced with the permanent shutdown of the fossil Units 1 and 2. Units 1 and 2 are being decommissioned in conjunction with Unit 3 decommissioning. In accordance with the NRC regulations at Sec. 50.82(a)(9) of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), all power reactor licensees must submit an application for termination of their license. The application for termination of license must be accompanied or preceded by an LTP to be submitted for NRC approval. Pacific Gas and Electric submitted the proposed LTP for HBPP with a license amendment application dated May 3, 2013. The LTP would be approved by license amendment if found acceptable by the NRC staff. The amendment would be subject to such conditions and limitations as the NRC staff deems appropriate and necessary. In accordance with 10 CFR 20.1405 and 10 CFR 50.82(a)(9)(iii), the NRC is providing notice to individuals in the vicinity of the site that the NRC: (1) Is in receipt of the HBPP LTP; (2) will hold a public meeting: and (3) will accept comments from affected parties. The HBPP LTP is available for public viewing at the NRC's Public Document Room (PDR) or electronically through the NRC Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) at accession numbers ML131300009 and ML131300160. Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the PDR, located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available records will be accessible electronically from the ADAMS Public Library component on the NRC Web site, http://www.nrc.gov. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS should contact the NRC PDR Reference staff by telephone at 1-800-397-4209, or 301-415-4737, or by email at pdr@nrc.gov. Any meeting updates or changes will be made available on the NRC's Public Meeting Schedule Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/ public-meetings/.
Facility Security Clearance and Safeguarding of National Security Information and Restricted Data
Document Number: 2013-18947
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is updating its regulations to standardize the frequency of required security education training for employees of NRC licensees possessing security clearances so that such training will be conducted annually consistent with the objectives of Executive Order 13526, Classified National Security Information. The rule allows licensees flexibility in determining the means and methods for providing this training. This action establishes uniformity in the frequency of licensee security education and training programs and enhances the protection of classified information.