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

Waste Confidence-Continued Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel
Document Number: 2013-26726
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On September 13, 2013, the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published for public comment a proposed rule revising its generic determination on the environmental impacts of the continued storage of spent nuclear fuel beyond a reactor's licensed life for operation and prior to ultimate disposal. The public comment period for this proposed rule was to have ended on November 27, 2013. Due to the lapse in Federal funding and the subsequent shutdown of the NRC, and requests from members of the public to extend the comment period, the NRC has decided to extend the comment period until December 20, 2013. Although public meetings are not required for rulemaking, the extension of the comment period will also allow the NRC to attempt to reschedule meetings related to this rulemaking that were cancelled due to the government shutdown so that they occur during the comment period.
Potential Changes to Interlocutory Appeals Process for Adjudicatory Decisions
Document Number: 2013-26582
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is withdrawing an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) that presented possible changes to its interlocutory appeals process for certain adjudicatory decisions. The NRC published the ANPR on April 5, 2013, and solicited public comments. Based upon the limited public comments received, the NRC does not believe that amendments to the current regulations are warranted at this time.
Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co., Ltd., and Korea Electric Power Corporation
Document Number: 2013-26539
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff acknowledges receipt of the application for a standard design certification of the APR1400 Standard Plant Design submitted by Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. (KHNP) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO).
Luminant Generation Company, LLC
Document Number: 2013-26535
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is giving notice once each week for four consecutive weeks of a combined license (COL) application from Luminant Generation Company, LLC. (Luminant).
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2013-26583
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Omaha Public Power District Fort Calhoun Station, Unit 1; Exemption
Document Number: 2013-26379
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2013-26489
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Waste Confidence Rule and Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2013-26381
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has rescheduled the Waste Confidence public meetings it initially planned to hold in Perrysburg, Ohio, and Minnetonka, Minnesota, on October 15 and October 17, 2013, respectively. The NRC postponed these meetings as a result of lapsed appropriations. The Waste Confidence public meeting in Perrysburg will now be held on December 2, 2013. The Waste Confidence public meeting in Minnetonka will now be held on December 4, 2013. In addition to these rescheduled meetings, the NRC has also scheduled an additional, teleconference-only public meeting on December 9, 2013, that is accessible from anywhere in the United States. The meetings will allow the NRC to receive public comments on proposed amendments to the NRC's regulations pertaining to the environmental impacts of the continued storage of spent nuclear fuel beyond a reactor's licensed life for operation and prior to ultimate disposal (the proposed Waste Confidence rule) and the draft generic environmental impact statement (DGEIS), NUREG-2157, ``Waste Confidence Generic Environmental Impact Statement,'' that forms a regulatory basis for the proposed rule. The meetings are open to the public, and anyone may participate. The NRC has now rescheduled all Waste Confidence public meetings that were affected by the lapse in governmental appropriations.
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Document Number: 2013-26380
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is providing notice of the issuance of License Renewal to Material License No. SNM- 362, to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which uses licensed materials for research, development, calibration, and testing activities.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-26196
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-04
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 4, ``Cumulative Occupational Dose History.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0005. 3. How often the collection is required: On occasion. The NRC does not collect NRC Form 4. However, NRC inspects the NRC Form 4 records at NRC-licensed facilities. 4. Who is required or asked to report: The NRC licensees who are required to comply with part 20 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR). 5. The number of annual respondents: 4,146 (0 reporting responses plus 4,146 recordkeepers). 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 24,521.24 hours. 7. Abstract: The NRC Form 4 is used to record the summary of an occupational worker's cumulative occupational radiation dose, including prior occupational exposure and the current year's occupational radiation exposure. The NRC Form 4 is used by licensees, and inspected by the NRC, to ensure that occupational radiation doses do not exceed the regulatory limits specified in 10 CFR 20.1501. Submit, by January 3, 2014, 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, 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- 2013-0226. 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-2013-0226. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-26195
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-04
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 34, ``Licenses for Radiography and Radiation Safety Requirements for Radiographic Operations.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0007. 3. How often the collection is required: Applications for new licenses and amendments may be submitted at any time (on occasion). Applications for renewal are submitted every 10 years. Reports are submitted as events occur. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Applicants for and holders of specific licenses authorizing the use of licensed radioactive material for radiography. 5. The number of annual respondents: 608 (529 Agreement State licensees plus 79 NRC licensees). 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 234,412 hours (502 reporting + 210,015.6 recordkeeping + 23,894.4 third party disclosure). The NRC licensees' total burden is 30,644.2 hours and the Agreement State licensees' total burden is 203,767.8 hours. 7. Abstract: Part 34 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), establishes radiation safety requirements for the use of radioactive material in industrial radiography. The information in the applications, reports and records is used by the NRC staff to ensure that the health and safety of the public is protected and that licensee possession and use of source and byproduct material is in compliance with license and regulatory requirements. Submit, by January 3, 2014, 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- 2013-0238. 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-2013-0238. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-26194
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-04
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 212 ``Qualifications Investigation Professional, Technical, and Administrative Positions.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0033. 3. How often the collection is required: The forms are collected for every new hire to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. 4. Who is required or asked to report: References are collected for every new hire. 5. The number of annual respondents: 1,000 annual respondents. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 500 hours. 7. Abstract: Information requested on NRC Form 212, ``Qualifications Investigation, Professional, Technical, and Administrative Positions'' is used to determine the qualifications and suitability of external applicants for employment with the NRC. The completed form may be used to examine, rate and/or assess the prospective employee's qualifications. The information regarding the qualifications of applicants for employment is reviewed by professional personnel of the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer, in conjunction with other information in the NRC files, to determine the qualifications of the applicant for appointment to the position under consideration. Submit, by January 3, 2014, 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- 2013-0240. 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-2013-0240. Mail comments to the NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5 F53), U.S. NRC, 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.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2013-26371
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions