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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-21965
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-10
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 6, 2013 (78 FR 34134). 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 95 Facility Security Clearance and Safeguarding of National Security Information and Restricted Data. 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0047. 4. The form number if applicable: Not applicable. 5. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: NRC-regulated facilities and their contractors who require access to and possession of NRC classified information. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 223. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 10. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 968. 10. Abstract: NRC-regulated facilities and their contractors who are authorized to possess classified matter are required to provide information and maintain records to ensure that an adequate level of protection is provided to NRC classified information and material. 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 October 10, 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 (3150-0047), 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: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-21964
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-10
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 3, 2013 (78 FR 33116). 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: NRC Forms 366, 366A, and 366B, ``Licensee Event Report.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0104. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC Forms 366, 366A, and 366B. 5. How often the collection is required: As needed per Sec. 50.73 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ``Licensee event report system.'' The total number of reports is estimated to be 350 per year. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: The holder of an operating license under 10 CFR Part 50 or a combined license under 10 CFR Part 52 (after the Commission has made the finding under Sec. 52.103(g)). 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 350. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 104. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 28,000 hours. 10. Abstract: Part of the NRC's function is to license and regulate the operation of commercial nuclear power plants to ensure protection of public health and safety and the environment in accordance with the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (the Act) as amended. In order for the NRC to carry out these responsibilities, licensees must report significant events in accordance with 10 CFR 50.73, so that the NRC can evaluate the events to determine what actions, if any, are warranted to ensure protection of public health and safety or the environment. Section 50.73 requires reporting on NRC Forms 366, 366A, and 366B. 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 October 10, 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 (3150-0104), 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: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-21963
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-10
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 May 7, 2013 (78 FR 26661). 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 25, ``Access Authorization.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0046. 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: NRC-regulated facilities and other organizations requiring access to NRC-classified information. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 918. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 78. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 365. 10. Abstract: NRC-regulated facilities and other organizations are required to provide information and maintain records to ensure that an adequate level of protection is provided to NRC-classified information and material. 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 October 10, 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 (3150-0046), 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.
Seismic Instrumentation for Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2013-21848
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) seeks public comments on the proposed revisions to the following section 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 3.7.4, ``Seismic Instrumentation.''
Ultimate Heat Sink for Nuclear Power Plants; Draft Regulatory Guide
Document Number: 2013-21847
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1275, ``Ultimate Heat Sink for Nuclear Power Plants.'' This regulatory guide (RG) describes methods and procedures acceptable to the NRC staff that nuclear power plant facility licensees and applicants may use to implement general design criteria (GDC) that are applicable to the ultimate heat sink (UHS) features of plant systems.
Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for Fiscal Year 2013; Correction
Document Number: 2013-21796
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a final rule in the Federal Register on July 1, 2013 (78 FR 39461), amending the licensing, inspection, and annual fees charged to its applicants and licensees. The final rule inadvertently removed from a fee category description the word ``one,'' which is necessary to indicate the number of government-to-government consents included in this fee category. This document corrects the error.
Proposed Waste Confidence Rule and Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2013-21710
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plans to hold public meetings to receive public comments on its forthcoming 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 (proposed Waste Confidence rule). In addition, the NRC will receive public comment on its forthcoming draft generic environmental impact statement (DGEIS), NUREG-2157, ``Waste Confidence Generic Environmental Impact Statement,'' that forms the regulatory basis for the proposed amendments. The meetings are open to the public, and anyone may attend. The NRC is issuing this notice in advance of the release of the proposed Waste Confidence rule and DGEIS in order to maximize public participation at these meetings and ensure that as many parties as possible are able to attend.
Report to Congress on Abnormal Occurrences: Fiscal Year 2012, Revision 1; Dissemination of Information
Document Number: 2013-21477
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2013-21465
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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.