Nuclear Regulatory Commission October 24, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Transnuclear, Inc. Standardized NUHOMS® Cask System
Document Number: 2013-24906
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Transnuclear, Inc. Standardized NUHOMS[supreg] Cask System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 11 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1004. Amendment No. 11 revises authorized contents to include: adding a new transfer cask (TC), the OS197L, for use with the 32PT and 61BT dry shielded canisters (DSC); and converting the CoC No. 1004 Technical Specifications (TS) to the format in NUREG-1745, ``Standard Format and Content for Technical Specifications for 10 CFR [Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations] Part 72 Cask Certificates of Compliance.'' In addition, the amendment makes several other changes as described under the ``Discussion of Changes'' heading in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Transnuclear, Inc. Standardized NUHOMS® Cask System
Document Number: 2013-24905
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Transnuclear, Inc. Standardized NUHOMS[supreg] Cask System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 11 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1004. Amendment No. 11 revises authorized contents to include: adding a new transfer cask, the OS197L, for use with the 32PT and 61BT dry shielded canisters; and converting the CoC No. 1004 Technical Specifications (TS) to the format in NUREG- 1745, ``Standard Format and Content for Technical Specifications for 10 CFR [Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations] Part 72 Cask Certificates of Compliance.'' In addition, the amendment makes several other changes as described under the ``Discussion of Changes'' heading in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of the direct final rule published in the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the Federal Register.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 and 3; Proposed License Amendment To Increase the Maximum Reactor Power Level
Document Number: 2013-24902
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of amendments to Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR- 44 and DPR-56, issued to Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon, the licensee), for operation of the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station (PBAPS), Units 2 and 3, located in York and Lancaster Counties, Pennsylvania. The proposed amendments would authorize an increase in the maximum reactor power level from 3514 megawatts thermal (MWt) to 3951 MWt.
Control of Ferrite Content in Stainless Steel Weld Metal
Document Number: 2013-24893
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a revision to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.31, ``Control of Ferrite Content in Stainless Steel Weld Metal.'' This guide (Revision 4) describes a method that the NRC staff considers acceptable for controlling ferrite content in stainless steel weld metal. It updates the guide to remove references to outdated standards and to remove an appendix that has been incorporated into relevant specifications.
Uranium Enrichment Fuel Cycle Inspection Reports Regarding Louisiana Energy Services, National Enrichment Facility, Eunice, New Mexico, Prior to the Commencement of Operations
Document Number: 2013-24891
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff has conducted inspections of the Louisiana Energy Services (LES), LLC, National Enrichment Facility in Eunice, New Mexico, and has authorized the introduction of uranium hexafluoride (UF6) into cascades numbered 3.10, 3.11, 3.12, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 and 4.5. In addition, the NRC verified that the systems, structures, and components designed to support safe operation of Autoclave 2 of the facility have been constructed in accordance with the requirements of the approved license.
Initial Test Program of Emergency Core Cooling Systems for New Boiling-Water Reactors
Document Number: 2013-24888
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a new regulatory guide (RG), 1.79.1, ``Initial Test Program of Emergency Core Cooling Systems for New Boiling-Water Reactors.'' This RG describes testing methods the NRC staff considers acceptable for demonstrating the operability of emergency core cooling systems (ECCSs) for boiling- water reactors (BWRs) whose licenses are issued after the date of issuance of this RG (new BWRs).
Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3; South Carolina Electric and Gas; Changes to the Primary Sampling System
Document Number: 2013-24886
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
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. 8 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 requests to modify the Primary Sampling System (PSS) design, including changes to Tier 1 information located in Tables 2.2.1-2, 2.3.13-1, and 2.3.13-3, Figures 2.2.1-1 ``Containment System'' and 2.3.13-1 ``Primary Sampling System,'' and Subsection 2.3.13, ``Primary Sampling System'' 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.
Request To Submit a Two-Part Application-Northwest Medical Isotopes, LLC
Document Number: 2013-24882
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to an August 9, 2013, letter from Northwest Medical Isotopes, LLC (NWMI). In this letter, NWMI requested an exemption from certain regulatory requirements, which, if granted, would allow the submittal of a construction permit application for a medical radioisotope production facility in two parts. The NRC staff has reviewed this request and determined that it is appropriate to grant the exemption, as requested.