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

NUREG-1482, Revision 2, “Guidelines for Inservice Testing at Nuclear Power Plants, Final Report”
Document Number: 2013-28701
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a final report entitled: NUREG-1482, Revision 2, ``Guidelines for Inservice Testing at Nuclear Power Plants,'' and subtitled ``Inservice Testing of Pumps and Valves, and Inservice Examination and Testing of Dynamic Restraints (Snubbers) at Nuclear Power Plants.'' In the previous Revisions 0 and 1 of NUREG-1482, the NRC staff provides licensees guidelines and recommendations for developing and implementing programs for the inservice testing of pumps and valves at commercial nuclear power plants. In Revision 2 of NUREG-1482, the NRC staff also includes guidelines and recommendations for developing and implementing programs for the inservice examination and testing of dynamic restraints (snubbers).
License Amendment Application for Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station
Document Number: 2013-28700
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (the licensee) to withdraw its application dated May 14, 2013, (ADAMS Accession No. ML13137A158), for a proposed amendment to Facility Operating License No. DPR-28 for the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station, located in Windham County, VT. The proposed amendment would have revised the Technical Specifications (TSs) to reduce reactor pressure associated with the fuel cladding integrity safety limits (SLs).
Update of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation's Electronic Operating Reactor Correspondence
Document Number: 2013-28699
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Amendments to Material Control and Accounting Regulations and Proposed Guidance for Fuel Cycle Facility Material Control and Accounting Plans and Completing the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Form 327
Document Number: 2013-28698
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plans to hold a public meeting on its proposed rule to amend its regulations for material control and accounting (MC&A) of special nuclear material (SNM) and the proposed guidance documents that discuss acceptable methods that licensees may use to prepare and implement their MC&A plans and how the NRC will review and inspect these plans.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-28603
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-29
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 August 8, 2013 (78 FR 48501). 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: New. 2. The title of the information collection: Suspicious Activity Reporting using the Protected Web Server (PWS). 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-XXXX. 4. The form number if applicable: Not applicable. 5. How often the collection is required: On occasion. Reporting is done on a voluntary basis, as suspicious incidents occur. 6. Who will be 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 users of byproduct material (e.g. departments of health, medical centers, steel mills, well loggers, and radiographers.) 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 339. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 50. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 678 hours. 10. 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. 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 December 30, 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-XXXX), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-28602
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-29
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 August 14, 2013 (78 FR 49551). 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 21, ``Reporting of Defects and Noncompliance.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0035. 4. The form number if applicable: Not applicable. 5. How often the collection is required: On occasion. Defects and noncompliance are reportable as they occur. 6. Who will be 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. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 447 (96 reporting responses + 1 third party disclosure response + 350 recordkeepers). 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 350. 9. An estimate of the total 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). 10. Abstract: Part 21 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, 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. 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 December 30, 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: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-28601
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-29
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 4 ``Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Commission Programs.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0053. 3. How often the collection is required: Provisions for this collection are covered in Section 4.331 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Compliance Reviews, which indicates that the NRC may conduct compliance reviews and Pre-Award reviews of recipients or use other similar procedures that will permit it to investigate and correct violations of the act and these regulations. The NRC may conduct these reviews even in absence of a complaint against a recipient. The reviews may be as comprehensive as necessary to determine whether a violation of these regulations has occurred. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance provided by the NRC (including Educational Institutions, Other Nonprofit Organizations receiving Federal Assistance, and Agreement States. 5. The number of annual respondents: 200. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 3,600 hours (3,000 hrs for reporting (5 hrs per respondent) and 600 hrs for recordkeeping (3 hrs per recordkeeper)). 7. Abstract: The regulations under 10 CFR Part 4 implement the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Public Law 88- 352; (78 Stat. 241; 42 U.S.C. 2000a note), Title IV of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, Public Law 93-438, (88 stat. 1233; 42 U.S.C. 5801 note), which relate to nondiscrimination with respect to race, color, national origin or sex in any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance from NRC; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Public Law 93-112 (87 Stat. 355; 29 U.S.C. 701 note), Public Law 95-602 (92 Stat. 2955; 29 U.S.C. 701 note) which relates to nondiscrimination with respect to disability in any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance; and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Public Law 94-135 (89 Stat. 713; 42 U.S.C. 3001 note), Public Law 95-478 (92 Stat. 1513; 42 U.S.C. 3001 note), which relates to nondiscrimination on the basis of age in any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Submit, by January 28, 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-2013-0258. 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-2013-0258. 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.
Ameren Missouri; Combined License Application for Callaway Plant, Unit 2, Exemption
Document Number: 2013-28495
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Luminant Generation Company, LLC
Document Number: 2013-28382
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-27
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 Meetings Notice
Document Number: 2013-28493
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
STP Nuclear Operating Company; South Texas Project
Document Number: 2013-28379
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has published the final, plant-specific, Supplement 48 to the ``Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants (GEIS),'' NUREG-1437 (ML13322A890), regarding the renewal of operating license NPF-76 and NPF-80 for an additional 20 years of operation for the South Texas Project (STP). The STP site is located in Bay City, Texas. Possible alternatives to the proposed action (license renewal) include no action and reasonable alternative energy sources.
Compliance With Order EA-13-109, Order Modifying Licenses With Regard to Reliable Hardened Containment Vents Capable of Operation Under Severe Accident Conditions
Document Number: 2013-28226
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Japan Lessons-Learned Project Directorate Interim Staff Guidance (JLD-ISG), JLD-ISG-2013-02, ``Compliance with Order EA-13-109, Order Modifying Licenses with Regard to Reliable Hardened Containment Vents Capable of Operation under Severe Accident Conditions.'' Agencywide Documents and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML13130A067). This ISG provides guidance and clarifies the requirements in the order to assist the licensees that have Boiling Water Reactors with Mark I and Mark II Containments in the design and implementation of a containment venting system that is capable of a operation under severe accident conditions. This ISG also endorses, with clarifications, the industry guidance contained in Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) 13-02, ``Industry Guidance for Compliance with Order EA-13-109,'' Revision 0 (ADAMS Accession No. ML13316A853).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-28182
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-25
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 39 Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Well Logging. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0130. 3. How often the collection is required: Applications for new licenses and amendments may be submitted at any time. Applications for renewals 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 materials for well logging. 5. The number of annual respondents: 747 (103 NRC Licensees + 644 Agreement States Licensees). 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 50,980 hours (6,943 NRC licensees' hours + 44,037 Agreement States Licensee's hours). The NRC licensees' total burden is 6,943 hours (103 reporting and 6,840 recordkeeping hours). The Agreement States licensees' total burden is 44,037 hours (644 reporting + 43,393 recordkeeping hours). 7. Abstract: Part 39 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), establishes radiation safety requirements for the use of radioactive materials in well logging operations. 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 the licensees' possession and use of the radioactive sources and byproduct materials is in compliance with the license and the regulatory requirements. Submit, by January 24, 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 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-2013-0248. 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-2013-0248. 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: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-28181
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-25
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 August 2, 2013 (78 FR 47009). 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 327, ``Special Nuclear Material (SNM) and Source Material Physical Inventory Summary Report'' and NUREG/BR-0096, ``Instructions and Guidance for Completing Physical Inventory Summary Reports.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0139. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 327. 5. How often the collection is required: Certain licensees possessing strategic SNM are required to report inventories every 6 months. Licensees possessing SNM of moderate strategic significance must report every 9 months. Licensees possessing SNM of low strategic significance must report annually, except two licensees must report their dynamic inventories every 2 months and a static inventory on an annual basis. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Fuel facility licensees possessing special nuclear material, i.e., enriched uranium, plutonium or U-233. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 35. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 7. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 140 hours (4 hours per response x 35 responses). 10. Abstract: NRC Form 327 is submitted by fuel facility licensees to account for special nuclear material. The data is used by NRC to assess licensee material control and accounting programs and to confirm the absence of (or detect the occurrence of) SNM theft or diversion. NUREG/BR-0096 provides specific guidance and instructions for completing the form in accordance with the requirements appropriate for a particular licensee. 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 December 26, 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.
Conceptual Example of a Proposed Risk Management Regulatory Framework Policy Statement
Document Number: 2013-28065
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a document entitled: ``White Paper on a Conceptual Example of a Proposed Risk Management Regulatory Framework Policy Statement'' (ADAMS Accession No. ML13273A517) and requesting public comment. The conceptual statement would set forth a possible Commission policy regarding the use of a structured decision-making model that results in risk-informed and performance-based defense-in-depth protections to: Ensure appropriate personnel, barriers, and controls to prevent, contain, and mitigate possible inadvertent exposure to radioactive material according to the hazard present, the relevant scenarios, and the associated uncertainties; and ensure that the risks resulting from the failure of some or all of the established barriers and controls, including human errors, are maintained acceptably low. The white paper is an illustration of the staff's work in progress and is expected to be modified as both internal and external review is solicited and considered.
Aging Management of Internal Surfaces, Fire Water Systems, Atmospheric Storage Tanks, and Corrosion Under Insulation
Document Number: 2013-28069
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-22
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-2012-02, ``Aging Management of Internal Surfaces, Fire Water Systems, Atmospheric Storage Tanks, and Corrosion Under Insulation.'' This LR- ISG provides changes to NRC staff-recommended aging management programs (AMPs), aging management review (AMR) items, and definitions in NUREG- 1801, Revision 2, ``Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report,'' and the NRC staff's AMP Final Safety Analysis Report Supplement program descriptions, acceptance criteria for AMR items requiring further review, review procedure for AMR items requiring further review, and AMR items contained in NUREG-1800, Revision 2, ``Standard Review Plan for Review of License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants'' (SRP-LR). These changes address new recommendations related to internal surface aging effects, fire water systems, atmospheric storage tanks, and corrosion under insulation.
Appointments to Performance Review Boards for Senior Executive Service
Document Number: 2013-28059
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has announced the following appointments to the NRC Performance Review Boards. The following individuals are appointed as members of the NRC Performance Review Board (PRB) responsible for making recommendations to the appointing and awarding authorities on performance appraisal ratings and performance awards for Senior Executives and Senior Level employees:
Issuance of Materials License for U.S. Army Installation Management Command
Document Number: 2013-28058
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a license to the U.S. Army, Installation Management Command, for possession of depleted uranium (DU) from the Davy Crockett weapon spotting round at the U.S. Army's Schofield Barracks and Pohakuloa Training Area installations in Hawaii. The Army informed the NRC in November 2006 that it had discovered DU fragments at the Schofield Barracks. Following that discovery, the Army determined that the Davy Crockett system had been used at other Army installations. The Army has a sufficient amount of DU that, under the Atomic Energy Act and NRC regulations, it is required to have a radioactive materials license. The Army submitted a license application in November 2008 for the DU at the Hawaiian sites. In the future, the Army will request amendments the license to address Davy Crockett DU at the other sites.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-28057
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2013-27944
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Luminant Generation Company, LLC
Document Number: 2013-27813
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The 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: 2013-27812
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed License Renewal of the Prairie Island Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2013-27730
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On October 20, 2011, Northern States Power Company, a Minnesota Corporation, (NSPM) (doing business as Xcel Energy), submitted an application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requesting renewal of Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) license number SNM-2506 for the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant (PINGP) site-specific Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) located in Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota, for an additional 40 years. The NRC staff is conducting an environmental review of the proposed license renewal and has prepared a draft environmental assessment (EA) and draft finding of no significant impact (FONSI) in accordance with NRC regulations. The NRC is requesting public comments on the draft EA and the draft FONSI.
Vogtle Unit 3 Combined License
Document Number: 2013-27727
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-19
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.3.8.05.01.01, for the Vogtle Unit 3 Combined License.
Facility Security Clearance and Safeguarding of National Security Information and Restricted Data
Document Number: 2013-27140
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of October 21, 2013, for the direct final rule that was published in the Federal Register on August 7, 2013. This direct final rule updated the NRC's 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. In addition, this direct final rule allowed licensees flexibility in determining the means and methods for providing this training, established uniformity in the frequency of licensee security education and training programs, and enhanced the protection of classified information.
Physical Security-Design Certification and Operating Reactors
Document Number: 2013-27544
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On September 30, 2013, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a request for public comment on draft revision of NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants,'' LWR Edition: Section 13.6.2, ``Physical SecurityDesign Certification and Operating Reactors.'' The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on October 30, 2013. The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) submitted a letter on October 9, 2013 (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML13291A261), requesting an extension of the public comment period on this section until November 29, 2013. The NRC has decided to extend the public comment period on this document to allow more time for members of the public to assemble and submit their comments.
CSMI, LLC; Request for Action
Document Number: 2013-27542
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is giving notice that by petition dated August 10, 2013, George Walther-Meade (the petitioner) has requested that the NRC take action with regard to CSMI. The petitioner's requests are included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2013-27558
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Onsite Emergency Response Capabilities
Document Number: 2013-27449
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is making available preliminary proposed rule language that would strengthen and integrate onsite emergency response capabilities. The NRC will periodically make publicly available a series of documents related to the ongoing proposed rulemaking effort to amend its regulations regarding onsite emergency response capabilities. The availability of these documents provides increased awareness to interested stakeholders and provides preparatory material for future public meetings. The NRC does not plan to institute a public comment period for these materials when making them publicly available.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on US-APWR; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-27446
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings Notice
Document Number: 2013-27279
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Environmental Issues Associated With New Reactors and Specific Environmental Guidance for Integral Pressurized Water Reactors Reviews
Document Number: 2013-27135
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On September 13, 2013, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a request for public comment on draft Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) ESP/COL-ISG 026, ``Interim Staff Guidance on Environmental Issues Associated with New Reactors'' and draft ISG ESP/ COL-ISG-027, ``Interim Staff Guidance on Specific Environmental Guidance for iPWR Reviews.'' The purpose of this ISG is to clarify the NRC guidance and application of NUREG-1555, Environmental Standard Review Plan: ``Standard Review Plans for Environmental Reviews for Nuclear Power Plants.'' The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on October 15, 2013. The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) submitted a letter on September 17, 2013 (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML13268A343), requesting an extension of the public comment period until November 15, 2013, on these two guidance documents. The NRC has decided to re-open the public comment period on these two ISG documents to allow more time for members of the public to assemble and submit their comments.
Luminant Generation Company, LLC
Document Number: 2013-27133
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC is giving notice once each week for four consecutive weeks of a combined license (COL) application from Luminant Generation Company, LLC. (Luminant).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-26858
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-12
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 July 9, 2013 (78 FR 41116). 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: NRC Forms 540 and 540A, Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest (Shipping Paper) and Continuation Page; NRC Forms 541 and 541A, Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest, Container and Waste Description, and Continuation Page; NRC Forms 542 and 542A, Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest, Index and Regional Compact Tabulation, and Continuation Page. 3. Current OMB approval number: NRC Form 540 and 540A: OMB 3150-0164. NRC Form 541 and 541A: OMB 3150-0166. NRC Form 542 and 542A: OMB 3150-0165. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 540 and 540A. NRC Form 541 and 541A. NRC Form 542 and 542A. 5. How often the collection is required: Forms are used by shippers whenever radioactive waste is shipped. Quarterly or less frequent reporting is made to Agreement States depending on specific license conditions. No reporting is made to the NRC. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: All NRC or Agreement State low-level waste facilities licensed pursuant to Part 61 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) or equivalent Agreement State regulations. All generators, collectors, and processors of low- level waste intended for disposal at a low-level waste facility must complete the appropriate forms. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: NRC Form 540 and 540A: 5,740. NRC Form 541 and 541A: 5,600. NRC Form 542 and 542A: 756. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: NRC Form 540 and 540A: 220. NRC Form 541 and 541A: 220. NRC Form 542 and 542A: 22. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: NRC Form 540 and 540A: 4,305. NRC Form 541 and 541A: 18,480. NRC Form 542 and 542A: 567. 10. Abstract: NRC Forms 540, 541, and 542, together with their continuation pages, designated by the A suffix, provide a set of standardized forms to meet Department of Transportation (DOT), NRC, and State requirements. The forms were developed by NRC at the request of low-level waste industry groups. The forms provide uniformity and efficiency in the collection of information contained in manifests which are required to control transfers of low-level radioactive waste intended for disposal at a land disposal facility. The NRC Form 540 contains information needed to satisfy DOT shipping paper requirements in 49 CFR Part 172, and the waste tracking requirements of the NRC in 10 CFR Part 20. The NRC Form 541 contains information needed by disposal site facilities to safely dispose of low-level waste and information to meet NRC and State requirements regulating these activities. The NRC Form 542, completed by waste collectors or processors, contains information which facilitates tracking the identity of the waste generator. That tracking becomes more complicated when the waste forms, dimensions, or packaging are changed by the waste processor. Each container of waste shipped from a waste processor may contain waste from several different generators. The information provided on the NRC Form 542 permits the States and Compacts to know the original generators of low-level waste, as authorized by the Low- Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1985, so they can ensure that waste is disposed of in the appropriate Compact. The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly-available documents, including the final supporting statements, 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 documents will be available on the NRC 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 December 12, 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 (3150-0164, -0166, -0165), 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 Clearance Officer is Tremaine Donnell, telephone: 301-415- 6258.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-26860
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-08
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 a new 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 749, ``Manual License Verification Report''. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-XXXX. 3. How often the collection is required: On occasion. Licensees subject to 10 CFR part 37, ``Physical Protection of Byproduct Material'' license verification requirements must verify the legitimacy of the license with the issuing agency prior to transferring radioactive materials in quantities of concern. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Licensees are required to complete a license verification under the circumstances noted in 3 above. A License Verification System (LVS) has been developed, providing an electronic method for fulfilling this requirement. In cases where a licensee is unable to use the LVS to perform a verification, they will provide NRC Form 749 for manual license verification. 5. The number of annual respondents: 91. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 9.1 hours. 7. Abstract: When a licensee is unable to use the License Verification System to perform their license verification prior to transfer, a manual process has been developed, in which licensees submit the NRC Form 749, ``Manual License Verification Report.'' The form provides the information necessary for the issuing agencies to perform the verification on behalf of the transferring licensee. Submit, by January 7, 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- 2013-0229. 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-2013-0229. Mail comments to 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: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-26859
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-08
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: 10 CFR part 70, ``Domestic Licensing of Special Nuclear Material.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0009. 3. How often the collection is required: On occasion. Required reports are collected and evaluated on a continuing basis as events occur. Applications for new licenses and amendments may be submitted at any time. Generally, renewal applications are submitted every ten years and for major fuel cycle facilities updates of the safety demonstration section are submitted every two years. Nuclear material control and accounting information is submitted in accordance with specified instructions. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Applicants for and holders of specific NRC licenses to receive title to, own, acquire, deliver, receive, possess, use, or initially transfer special nuclear material. 5. The number of annual respondents: 606. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 89,240.6 hours (81,791.1 hours reporting + 7,379.4 hours recordkeeping + 70.1 hours third-party disclosure). 7. Abstract: 10 CFR part 70 establishes requirements for licenses to own, acquire, receive, possess, use, and transfer special nuclear material. The information in the applications, reports, and records is used by NRC to make licensing and other regulatory determinations concerning the use of special nuclear material. Submit, by January 7, 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 worldwide 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- 2013-0239. 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-2013-0239. Mail comments to 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: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-26857
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-08
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: 10 CFR Part 35, ``Medical Use of Byproduct Material.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0010. 3. How often the collection is required: Reports of medical events, doses to an embryo/fetus or nursing child, or leaking sources are reportable on occurrence. A specialty board certification entity desiring to be recognized by the NRC must submit a one-time request for recognition and infrequently revise the information. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Physicians and medical institutions holding an NRC license authorizing the administration of byproduct material or radiation from this material to humans for medical use. A specialty board certification entity desiring to have its certifying process and board certificate recognized by the NRC. 5. The number of annual respondents: 7,654 (1,034 for NRC Licenses, 6,618 for Agreement States, and 2 for specialty board certification entities). 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 1,057,669 hours (142,892 for NRC Licenses and 914,775 for Agreement States + 2 for specialty board certification entities). 7. Abstract: 10 CFR Part 35, ``Medical Use of Byproduct Material,'' contains NRC's requirements and provisions for the medical use of byproduct material and for issuance of specific licenses authorizing the medical use of this material. These requirements and provisions provide for the radiation safety of workers, the general public, patients, and human research subjects. Part 35 contains mandatory requirements that apply to NRC licensees authorized to administer byproduct material or radiation there from to humans for medical use. These requirements also provide voluntary provisions for specialty boards to apply to have their certification processes recognized by NRC so that their board certified individuals can use the certifications as proof of training and experience. The information in the required reports and records is used by the NRC to ensure that public health and safety is protected, and that the possession and use of byproduct material is in compliance with the license and regulatory requirements. Submit, by January 7, 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, One White Flint North, Room O-1 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public- involve/doc-comment/omb/index.html. 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-2013-0221. 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-2013-0221. Mail comments to 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.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Procedures for Meetings
Document Number: 2013-26836
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Qualification Tests for Safety-Related Actuators in Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2013-26835
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing revision 1 to regulatory guide (RG) 1.73, ``Qualification Tests for Safety-Related Actuators in Nuclear Power Plants.'' This RG is being revised to provide applicants and licensees with the most current information on testing safety-related actuators in nuclear power plants. This RG is proposed Revision 1 of RG 1.73, ``Qualification Tests of Electric Valve Operators Installed Inside the Containment of Nuclear Power Plants,'' dated January 1974.
Amendments to Material Control and Accounting Regulations
Document Number: 2013-25617
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations for material control and accounting (MC&A) of special nuclear material (SNM). The goal of this rulemaking is to revise and consolidate the MC&A requirements in order to update, clarify, and strengthen them. The proposed amendments add new requirements that would apply to NRC licensees who are authorized to possess SNM in a quantity greater than 350 grams.
Proposed Guidance for Fuel Cycle Facility; Material Control and Accounting Plans and Completing NRC Form 327
Document Number: 2013-25612
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is making available for public comment the following draft NUREGs: NUREG-1280, Revision 2, ``Acceptable Standard Format and Content for the Material Control and Accounting (MC&A) Plan Required for Strategic Special Nuclear Material;'' NUREG-2159, ``Acceptable Standard Format and Content for the Material Control and Accounting (MC&A) Plan Required for Special Nuclear Material of Moderate Strategic Significance;'' NUREG-1065, Revision 3, ``Acceptable Standard Format and Content for the Material Control and Accounting (MC&A) Plan Required for Special Nuclear Material of Low Strategic Significance;'' NUREG-2158 (formerly NUREG/CR-5734), ``Acceptable Standard Format and Content for the Material Control and Accounting (MC&A) Plan Required for Low Enriched Uranium Enrichment Facilities;'' and NUREG/BR-0096, Revision 2, ``Instructions and Guidance for Completing Physical Inventory Summary Reports.'' The NUREGs support a proposed rule (RIN 3150-AI61; NRC-2009- 0096) amending the NRC's MC&A regulations applicable to various types of special nuclear material (SNM). The proposed rule is being published in the Proposed Rule section of this issue of the Federal Register.