Nuclear Regulatory Commission January 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Dewey-Burdock Project in Fall River and Custer Counties, South Dakota, for In-Situ Leach Uranium Milling Facilities
Document Number: 2014-02043
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) (NUREG-1910, Supplement 4) for the Dewey-Burdock In- Situ Uranium Recovery (ISR) Project. By letter dated August 10, 2009, Powertech USA, Inc. (Powertech) submitted an application to the NRC for a new source materials license for the Dewey-Burdock ISR Project, which Powertech proposes to be located in Fall River and Custer Counties, South Dakota. Powertech is proposing to recover uranium from the Dewey- Burdock Project site using the in-situ recovery process.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-02037
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-01955
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-31
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 September 30, 2013 (78 FR 59979). 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: New. 2. The title of the information collection: Voluntary Reporting of Planned Licensing Request Submittals. 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-XXXX. 4. The form number if applicable: N/A. 5. How often the collection is required: Annually. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: All operating power reactors whose licensing actions are handled by the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 62. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 62. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 310. 10. Abstract: The NRC is seeking information on the licensing actions that licensees plan to submit over the next three years. The information would be used by the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation to better plan its resource utilization. Specifically, the office would use the information to (1) inform its budget development, (2) identify potential impacts from multiple actions utilizing the same resources, (3) develop solutions, if possible, to resource conflicts, and (4) communicate scheduling impacts to stakeholders. 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 March 3, 2014. 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.
Amendments to Material Control and Accounting Regulations and Proposed Guidance for Fuel Cycle Facility Material Control
Document Number: 2014-01922
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plans to hold a second public meeting on its proposed rule to amend its regulations for material control and accounting (MC&A) of special nuclear material (SNM) and the associated proposed guidance documents. This will be a continuation of the first public meeting that was held on January 9, 2014. The second public meeting will provide an additional opportunity for interested parties to improve their understanding of the NRC's proposed rule to revise and consolidate the NRC regulations for MC&A of special nuclear material (SNM) and the guidance. The public comment period for the proposed rule and the proposed guidance was previously extended in response to a request by stakeholders, and closes on March 10, 2014.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2014-01880
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an exemption from its regulations for Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. NPF-5 and DPR-57, issued to Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC), for operation of the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2 (HNP), located in Appling County, Georgia. Based on the results of the environmental assessment, the NRC is issuing a finding of no significant impact.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Planning and Procedures
Document Number: 2014-01878
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2014-01879
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-01647
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
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 November 4, 2013 (78 FR 66077). 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 212 ``Qualifications Investigation, Professional, Technical, and Administrative Positions.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0033. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 212. 5. How often the collection is required: On occasion. The forms are collected for every new hire to the NRC. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Former employers, supervisors, and other references indicated on job applications are asked to complete the NRC Form 212. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 1,000. 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 500 hours. 9. Abstract: Information requested on NRC Form 212, ``Qualifications Investigation, Professional, Technical, and Administrative Positions'' is used to determine the qualifications and suitability of external applicants for employment with the NRC. The completed form may be used to examine, rate and/or assess the prospective employee's qualifications. The information regarding the qualifications of applicants for employment is reviewed by professional personnel of the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer, in conjunction with other information in the NRC files, to determine the qualifications of the applicant for appointment to the position under consideration. 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 February 28, 2014. 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 (3150-0033), 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 Acting NRC Clearance Officer is Kristen Benney, telephone: 301- 415-6355.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2014-01711
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria; Vogtle Unit 3 Combined License
Document Number: 2014-01481
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-28
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 3.3.00.09, for the Vogtle Unit 3 Combined License.
License Nos. DPR-67, NPF-16, DPR-31, and DPR-41; Florida Power & Light Company, St. Lucie Plant, Units 1 and 2, Turkey Point Nuclear Generating, Units 3 and 4
Document Number: 2014-01491
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is giving notice that the Director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation has issued a director's decision with regard to a petition dated April 23, 2012, filed by Mr. Thomas King (the petitioner).
Draft Program-Specific Guidance About Licenses of Broad Scope
Document Number: 2014-01490
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is revising its licensing guidance for licenses of broad scope. The NRC is requesting public comment on draft NUREG-1556, Volume 11, Revision 1, ``Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance about Licenses of Broad Scope.'' 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 Academic, Research and Development, and Other Licenses of Limited Scope Including Electron Capture Devices and X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzers
Document Number: 2014-01487
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is revising its licensing guidance for academic, research and development, and other licenses of limited scope including electron capture devices and X-ray fluorescence analyzers. The NRC is requesting public comment on draft NUREG-1556, Volume 7, Revision 1, ``Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance about Academic, Research and Development, and Other Licenses of Limited Scope Including Electron Capture Devices and X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzers.'' 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-01486
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-27
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 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: Evaluation of Outreach Efforts Related to the NRC's Safety Culture Policy Statement. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-XXXX. 3. How often the collection is required: One time. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Respondents asked to voluntarily participate in this information collection activity will include licensees of the NRC's Office of Federal and State Materials and Environment Management Programs, fuel cycle, transportation and storage, and greater than critical mass licensees overseen by the NRC's Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards, and materials licensees of the following Agreement States that have expressed interest in participating: Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. 5. The number of annual respondents: 6,158 licensees of the NRC and participating Agreement States will be invited to participate in this one-time, voluntary information collection activity. The staff anticipates a response rate of 50 percent; therefore, the expected number of respondents is 3,079. Because the survey will only be administered once during the three year clearance period, the annualized number of respondents is 1,026.3 respondents. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: The survey is estimated to take no more than 20 minutes (0.33 hours) per respondent. The total annualized burden is estimated to be 338.7 hours. 7. Abstract: In June 2011, the NRC issued its Safety Culture Policy Statement, which describes the Commission's expectation that the NRC's regulated community maintain a positive safety culture. The NRC continues to seek ways to engage with stakeholders, licensees, members of the public, and the international community to provide outreach and education on the Safety Culture Policy Statement. The purpose of the current information collection activity is to gather feedback on whether NRC's outreach and communication activities have been effective in promoting awareness of the Safety Culture Policy Statement, and to determine if changes to current activities and/or new activities are necessary and appropriate. To support this evaluation, the NRC staff plans to conduct a voluntary survey of its materials regulated community, specifically materials users, organizations involved in the fuel cycle, and storage and transportation of nuclear materials. The NRC staff has also invited Agreement States (i.e., States that have signed formal agreements with the NRC to assume regulatory responsibility over certain byproduct and source nuclear materials, as well as small quantities of special nuclear materials) to participate by voluntarily administering the survey to materials users they regulate, and eight states have agreed to participate. The NRC has determined that a standardized voluntary survey is the most practical means of gathering feedback on its outreach and communications regarding the Safety Culture Policy Statement. Using a survey approach for the evaluation allows for input to be solicited from a wide range of licensees in an efficient and consistent manner. Submit, by March 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 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-2014-0013. You may submit your comments by any of the following methods: Electronic comments: http:// www.regulations.gov and search for Docket No. NRC-2014-0013. Mail comments to the Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Kristen Benney (T-5 F50), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Kristen Benney (T-5 F50), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-6355, or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.
Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Rulemaking and Strategic Assessment of Low-Level Radioactive Waste Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2014-01291
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plans to conduct a public workshop to discuss proposed revisions to its Low-Level Radioactive Waste (LLRW) disposal regulations and gather information on an update to the NRC's 2007 Strategic Assessment of the LLRW regulatory program from stakeholders and other interested members of the public. The staff is also seeking comments on developments that would affect the LLRW regulatory program in the next 5-7 years, including changes to the national landscape in the LLRW area that would affect licensees and sited States in the context of safety, security, and the protection of the environment. The NRC will accept written comments at the public workshop and welcomes active participation from those attending.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-01289
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions; Correction
Document Number: 2014-01155
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-22
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, notifying the public of the availability of its semiannual regulatory agenda (the Agenda). The Agenda is a compilation of all rules on which the NRC has recently completed action or has proposed or is considering action. This action is necessary to correct an incorrect NRC Docket ID.
Submitting Complete and Accurate Information
Document Number: 2014-01035
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received a supplement to a petition for rulemaking (PRM) previously filed with the NRC by Mr. James Lieberman (the petitioner) (PRM-50-107). The petitioner originally requested that the NRC expand its regulatory framework for nuclear power reactors to make it a legal obligation for those non-licensees who seek NRC regulatory approvals to be held to the same legal standards for the submittal of complete and accurate information as would a licensee or an applicant for a license. The petitioner requests that the scope of his petition be expanded to encompass the NRC's regulations for radioactive materials, waste disposal, transportation, and spent fuel storage licensees. The NRC requests public comments on the supplement to the petition.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-01028
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
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 November 4, 2013 (78 FR 66078). 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 34, ``Licenses for Radiography and Radiation Safety Requirements for Radiographic Operations.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0007. 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: Applications for new licenses and amendments may be submitted at any time (on occasion). Applications for renewal are submitted every 10 years. Reports are submitted as events occur. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 2,803 (371 reporting responses + 1,824 third-party disclosure responses + 608 recordkeepers). 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 608 (529 Agreement State licensees plus 79 NRC licensees). 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 234,456.5 hours (502 reporting + 210,060.1 recordkeeping + 23894.4 third party disclosure). The NRC licensees' total burden is 30688.8 hours and the Agreement State licensees' total burden is 203,767.8 hours. 10. Abstract: Part 34 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), establishes radiation safety requirements for the use of radioactive material in industrial radiography. The information in the applications, reports and records is used by the NRC staff to ensure that the health and safety of the public is protected and that licensee possession and use of source and byproduct material is in compliance with license and regulatory requirements. 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 February 20, 2014. 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 (3150-0007), 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.
Vogtle Units 3 and 4; Consideration of Approval of Transfer of Combined License and Conforming Amendment
Document Number: 2014-01025
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of an application filed by Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC) on behalf of Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG) Power and MEAG Power SPVM, LLC; MEAG Power SPVJ, LLC; and MEAG Power SPVP, LLC (together, ``the Applicants'') on December 2, 2013, as supplemented on December 12, 2013. The application seeks NRC approval of the direct transfer of Combined License Nos. NPF-091 and NPF-092 for the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP), Units 3 and 4, from the current holder, MEAG, to one or more wholly-owned special purpose entities. These entities include MEAG Power SPVM, LLC; MEAG Power SPVJ, LLC; and MEAG Power SPVP, LLC (together, ``the Project Companies''). The NRC is also considering amending the combined licenses for administrative purposes to reflect the proposed transfer.
Vogtle Electric Generating Station, Units 3 and 4; Southern Nuclear Operating Company; Liquid Radwaste Consistency Changes
Document Number: 2014-00732
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-16
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 is issuing License Amendment No. 16 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 changes the VEGP Tier 1 (COL Appendix C) Figure 2.3.10-1, Liquid Radwaste System (WLS), and Updated Final Safety Analysis Report (UFSAR) Tier 2 tables, text and figures to align VEGP Tier 1 with Tier 2 information provided in the UFSAR and to achieve consistency within VEGP Tier 1 material by (1) changing the safety classification of the Passive Core Cooling System (PXS) and Chemical and Volume Control System (CVS) compartment drain hubs, (2) changing the connection type from the PXS Compartments drains A and B to a header to match the design description, (3) changing the valve types for three valves in the Tier 1 figure to conform to the design description and (4) changing depiction of Tier 1 WLS components to conform to Tier 1 Figure Conventions. The granting of the exemption allows the changes to Tier 1 information asked for 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.
Maintaining the Effectiveness of License Renewal Aging Management Programs
Document Number: 2014-00731
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking public comment on a draft regulatory issue summary (RIS) that reminds holders of renewed licenses of the requirements to maintain the effectiveness of their aging management programs and activities. The RIS explains that, in general, renewed license holders are obligated to maintain these programs and activities under their quality assurance program used to meet existing regulatory requirements.
Consumer Product Policy Statement
Document Number: 2014-00730
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is updating its policy statement on products intended for use by the general public (consumer products). The update reflects our current approach to radiation protection, legislation that has been enacted since the policy was published in 1965, and subsequent approaches taken in the NRC's regulatory framework for exemptions.
TSTF-523, “Generic Letter 2008-01, Managing Gas Accumulation,” Using the Consolidated Line Item Improvement Process
Document Number: 2014-00644
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the availability of Technical Specifications (TS) Task Force (TSTF) Traveler TSTF-523, Revision 2, ``Generic Letter 2008-01, Managing Gas Accumulation,'' for plant-specific adoption using the Consolidated Line Item Improvement Process (CLIIP). Additionally, the NRC staff finds the proposed TS (Volume 1) and TS Bases (Volume 2) changes in Traveler TSTF-523 acceptable for inclusion in the following Standard Technical Specification (STS): NUREG-1430, ``Standard Technical Specifications Babcock and Wilcox Plants,'' NUREG-1431, ``Standard Technical Specifications Westinghouse Plants,'' NUREG-1432, ``Standard Technical Specifications Combustion Engineering Plants,'' NUREG-1433, ``Standard Technical Specifications General Electric Plants BWR/4,'' and NUREG-1434, ``Standard Technical Specifications General Electric Plants, BWR/6.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-00569
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-15
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 14, 2013 (78 FR 28244). 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR part 50, ``Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0011. 4. The form number if applicable: N/A. 5. How often the collection is required: As necessary in order for NRC to meet its responsibilities to conduct a detailed review of applications for licenses and amendments thereto to construct and operate nuclear power plants, preliminary or final design approvals, design certifications, research and test facilities, reprocessing plants and other utilization and production facilities, licensed pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act) and to monitor their activities. Reports are submitted daily, monthly, quarterly, annually, semi-annually, and on occasion. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Licensees and applicants for nuclear power plants and research and test facilities, and approximately 100 materials licensees responding to generic communications. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 46,098. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 251. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 4.88M hours; 1.93M hours reporting (an average of 41.8 hrs/response) + 2.96M hours recordkeeping (an average of 19.5K hrs/recordkeeper). 10. Abstract: Part 50 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ``Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities,'' specifies technical information and data to be provided to the NRC or maintained by applicants and licensees so that the NRC may take determinations necessary to protect the health and safety of the public, in accordance with the Act. The reporting and recordkeeping requirements contained in 10 CFR part 50 are mandatory for the affected licensees and applicants. 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 February 14, 2014. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given to comments received after this date.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2014-00630
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-00417
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-14
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: Generic Customer Satisfaction Surveys and NRC Form 671, Request for Review of a Customer Satisfaction Survey under Generic Clearance. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0197. 3. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 4. Who is required or asked to report: NRC licensees and the public will be asked to report voluntarily. 5. The number of annual respondents: 3,884. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 1,614 hours. 7. Abstract: Voluntary customer satisfaction surveys will be used to contact users of NRC's services and products to determine how the Commission can improve its services and products to better meet their needs. In addition, focus groups will be conducted to discuss questions concerning those services and products. Results from the surveys will provide insight into how the NRC can make its services and products more effective, efficient and responsive to customer needs. Each survey will be submitted to the OMB for its review. Submit, by March 17, 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-2014- 0003. 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-2014-0003. Mail comments to the NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-6258, or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-00261
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-10
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. The current OMB clearance expires on May 31, 2014. 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 63, ``Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes in a Geologic Repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0199. 3. How often the collection is required: One time. 4. Who is required or asked to report: The State of Nevada, local governments, or affected Indian tribes, or their representatives, requesting consultation with the NRC staff regarding review of the potential high-level waste geologic repository site, or wishing to participate in a license application review for the potential geologic repository. 5. The number of annual respondents: 6. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 726. 7. Abstract: Part 63 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), requires the State of Nevada, local governments, or affected Indian tribes to submit certain information to the NRC if they request consultation with the NRC staff concerning the review of the potential repository site, or wish to participate in a license application review for the potential repository. Representatives of the State of Nevada, local governments, or affected Indian tribes must submit a statement of their authority to act in such a representative capacity. The information submitted by the State, local governments, and affected Indian tribes is used by the Director of the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards as a basis for decisions about the commitment of the NRC staff resources to the consultation and participation efforts. Submit, by March 11, 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-2013-0280. 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-2013-0280. 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.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; License Exemption Request for Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station
Document Number: 2014-00253
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to an October 14, 2013, request from Exelon Generation Company (the licensee) for a one-time exemption from the requirement to participate in the biennial Emergency Preparedness (EP) exercise. The licensee requested to delay conduct of the exercise from October 8, 2013, to March 18, 2014.
Duke Energy Progress, Inc.; Brunswick Steam Electric Plant, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2014-00250
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a Director's Decision on a petition filed by Mr. David Lochbaum, on behalf of the Union of Concerned Scientists; the North Carolina Waste Awareness & Reduction Network; and the Nuclear Information and Resource Service (hereafter referred to as ``the petitioner'').
Emergency Planning Exemption Requests for Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2014-00249
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is soliciting public comment on its draft Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) NSIR/DPR-ISG- 02, ``Emergency Planning Exemption Requests for Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants.'' This document would provide guidance for NRC staff to ensure clear and consistent reviews of requests for exemptions from emergency preparedness regulations and license amendments for defueled station emergency plans submitted by nuclear power plant licensees after permanent cessation of plant operations. Nuclear power plants that have ceased operating and are permanently defueled provide less risk of radiological releases than operating nuclear power plants. Licensees of these decommissioning plants have historically submitted exemption requests based on this lower risk. The ISG also could be used by nuclear power plant licensees when drafting these exemption requests.
Aging Management of Loss of Coating Integrity for Internal Service Level III (Augmented) Coatings
Document Number: 2014-00247
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requests public comment on the draft License Renewal Interim Staff Guidance (LR-ISG), LR-ISG-2013-01, ``Aging Management of Loss of Coating Integrity for Internal Service Level III (augmented) Coatings.'' The draft LR-ISG proposes to add a new NRC staff-recommended aging management program (AMP), new aging management review (AMR) items, and new age-related definitions in NUREG-1801, Revision 2, ``Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report.'' The draft LR-ISG also adds new AMR items and changes to the Final Safety Analysis Supplement program description 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 Service Level III (augmented) (a new term) internal coatings in piping, tanks, and heat exchangers.
Conceptual Example of a Proposed Risk Management Regulatory Framework Policy Statement
Document Number: 2014-00244
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is extending the public comment period on the document entitled, ``White Paper on a Conceptual Example of a Proposed Risk Management Regulatory Framework Policy Statement (the white paper),'' from January 10, 2014, to February 28, 2014. The NRC also plans to hold a public meeting to discuss and receive comments on the white paper.
In the Matter of Ameren Missouri, Callaway Plant; Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation; Order Modifying License (Effective Immediately)
Document Number: 2014-00108
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a general license to Ameren Missouri (AmerenUE), authorizing the operation of an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI), in accordance with its regulations. This Order is being issued to AmerenUE because AmerenUE has identified near-term plans to store spent fuel in an ISFSI under the general license provisions of the NRC's regulations.
In the Matter of Joseph S. Shepherd; Order Conditioning Involvement in NRC-Licensed Activities
Document Number: 2013-31545
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions