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

License Exemption Request for Florida Power & Light Company Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4
Document Number: 2014-04409
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting an exemption in response to a March 22, 2013, request from Florida Power & Light Company for an exemption for the use of a different fuel rod cladding material (Optimized ZIRLO\TM\).
Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving Proposed No Significant Hazards Considerations and Containing Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information
Document Number: 2014-04302
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of six amendment requests. The amendment requests are for Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2, and 3; Catawba Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2; McGuire Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2; Indian Point Nuclear Generating, Units 1, 2, and 3; Palisades Nuclear Plant; and Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station. For each amendment request, the NRC proposes to determine that they involve no significant hazards consideration. In addition, each amendment request contains sensitive unclassified non-safeguards information (SUNSI).
Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Planning and Procedures; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-04209
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (acrs)
James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant, LLC
Document Number: 2014-04208
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is giving notice that by petition dated July 25, 2013, David L. Lochbaum, on behalf of the Alliance for Green Economy, Beyond Nuclear, Citizen's Awareness Network, and Union of Concerned Scientists (together referred to as petitioners) has requested that the NRC take enforcement action with regard to James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant. The petitioners' requests are included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on US-APWR
Document Number: 2014-04207
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-04109
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-03989
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-25
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: DOE/NRC Form 742, ``Material Balance Report,'' and DOE/NRC Form 742C, ``Physical Inventory Listing,'' and NUREG/BR-0007, ``Instructions for the Preparation and Distribution of Material Status Reports.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: DOE/NRC Form 742: 3150-0004. DOE/ NRC Form 742C: 3150-0058. 3. How often the collection is required: DOE/NRC Form 742 is submitted once a year within thirty days after the start of a physical inventory as part of the material accounting and control procedures. DOE/NRC Form 742C is submitted once a year when licensees complete their physical inventory as part of the material accounting and control procedures. 4. Who is required or asked to report: DOE/NRC Form 742, Persons licensed to possess specified quantities of special nuclear material or source material. Any licensee, including nuclear reactor licensees, possessing, or who had possessed in the previous reporting period, at any one time and location, special nuclear material in a quantity totaling one gram or more shall complete DOE/NRC Form 742. In addition, each licensee, Federal or State, who is authorized to possess, at any one time or location, 1 kilogram of foreign obligated source material, is required to file with the NRC an annual statement of source material inventory which is foreign-obligated. DOE/NRC Form 742C, Persons licensed to possess specified quantities of special nuclear material or source material. Any licensee, including nuclear reactor licensees, possessing, or who had possessed in the previous reporting period, at any one time and location, special nuclear material in a quantity totaling one gram or more shall complete DOE/NRC Form 742C. 5. The number of annual respondents: DOE/NRC Form 742: 360 respondents. DOE/NRC Form 742C: 360 respondents. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: DOE/NRC Form 742: 1,260 hours. DOE/NRC Form 742C: 1,440 hours. 7. Abstract: The NRC is required to collect nuclear material transaction information for domestic safeguards use and make it available to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Licensees use DOE/NRC Form 742 to report the material balance within 30 days after the start of a physical inventory of nuclear materials actually present at licensee's facilities, including the quantities of foreign obligated source material. Licensees use DOE/NRC Form 742C to report the material status based on a physical inventory of nuclear materials actually present at licensee's facilities. These forms enable the NRC to collect, retrieve, analyze, and submit the data to IAEA to fulfill its reporting responsibilities. This information collection request will also categorize these forms as common forms. Once OMB approves the use of these common forms, all Federal agencies using the form may request use of this common form without additional 60- or 30-day notice and comment requirements. At that point, each agency will account for its number of respondents and the burden associated with the agency's use. Submit, by April 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-2014-0025. 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-2014-0025. Mail comments to the Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Kristen Benney (T-5 F53), 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 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-6355, or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.
Sunshine Act; Meeting
Document Number: 2014-04027
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Retrospective Analysis Under Executive Order 13579
Document Number: 2014-03849
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is making available its final Plan for the retrospective analysis of its existing rules. The final Plan describes the processes and activities that the NRC uses to determine whether any of its regulations should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed. This action is part of the NRC's voluntary implementation of Executive Order (E.O.) 13579, ``Regulation and Independent Regulatory Agencies,'' issued by the President on July 11, 2011.
License Renewal Application for Callaway Plant, Unit 1
Document Number: 2014-03845
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft, plant-specific, Supplement 51 to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, NUREG-1437, regarding the renewal of operating license NPF-30 for an additional 20 years of operation for Callaway Plant, Unit 1 (Callaway). Callaway is located in Callaway County, Missouri. Possible alternatives to the proposed action (license renewal) include no action and reasonable alternative energy sources. The NRC staff plans to hold two public meetings during the public comment period to present an overview of the draft plant-specific supplement to the GEIS and to accept public comments on the document.
Spent Fuel Transportation Risk Assessment
Document Number: 2014-03698
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing NUREG- 2125, ``Spent Fuel Transportation Risk Assessment.'' This NUREG provides an update of the estimated impacts from transporting spent nuclear fuel (SNF) by highway or railway in NRC certified casks under both routine and accident conditions.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2014-03645
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-03538
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-19
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: NUREG/BR-0254, Payment Methods; and NRC Form 629, ``Authorization for Payment by Credit Card.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0190. 3. How often the collection is required: As needed to process credit card payments. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Anyone doing business with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission including licensees, applicants and individuals who are required to pay a fee for inspections and licenses. 5. The number of annual respondents: 545. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 45.4 hours. 7. Abstract: The U.S. Department of Treasury encourages the public to pay monies owed to the government through use of the Automated Clearinghouse Network and credit cards. These two methods of payment are used by licensees, applicants, and individuals to pay civil penalties, full cost licensing fees, and annual fees to the NRC. Submit, by April 21, 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-2014-0022. 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-2014-0022. Mail comments to 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-03537
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-19
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 25, 2013 (78 FR 70353). 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 39, ``Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Well Logging.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0130. 4. The form number if applicable: Not applicable. 5. 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. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Applicants for and holders of specific licenses authorizing the use of licensed radioactive materials for well logging. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 2,393 (326 NRC licensees' responses + 2,067 Agreement States licensees' responses). 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 235 (32 NRC licensees + 203 Agreement States licensees). 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 50,980 hours (6,943 NRC licensees' hours + 44,037 Agreement States licensees' 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). 10. 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. 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 21, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-03536
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-19
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 26, ``Fitness-for-Duty Programs.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0146. 3. How often the collection is required: Annually and on occasion. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Nuclear power reactor licensees licensed under Parts 50 and 52 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) (except those who have permanently ceased operations and have verified that fuel has been permanently removed from the reactor); all holders of nuclear power plant construction permits and early site permits with a limited work authorization and applicants for nuclear power plant construction permits that have a limited work authorization under the provisions of 10 CFR Part 50; all holders of a combined license for a nuclear power plant issued under 10 CFR Part 52 and applicants for a combined license that have a limited work authorization; all licensees who are authorized to possess, use, or transport formula quantities of strategic special nuclear material (SSNM) under the provisions of 10 CFR Part 70; all holders of a certificate of compliance of an approved compliance plan issued under 10 CFR Part 76, if the holder engages in activities involving formula quantities of SSNM; and all contractor/vendors (C/V) who implement fitness-for-duty (FFD) programs or program elements to the extent that the licensees and other entities listed in this paragraph rely on those C/V FFD programs or program elements to comply with 10 CFR Part 26. 5. The number of annual respondents: 98,630 respondents (30 drug and alcohol programs + 23 fatigue management programs + 12 HHS- certified laboratories + 98,565 third-party respondents). 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 609,006.4 hours (6,269 hours reporting + 299,121.6 hours recordkeeping + 303,615.8 hours third-party disclosure). 7. Abstract: The NRC regulations in 10 CFR Part 26 prescribe requirements to establish, implement, and maintain FFD programs at affected licensees and other entities. The objectives of these requirements are to provide reasonable assurance that persons subject to the rule are trustworthy, reliable, and not under the influence of any substance, legal or illegal, or mentally or physically impaired from any cause, which in any way could adversely affect their ability to safely and competently perform their duties. These requirements also provide reasonable assurance that the effects of fatigue and degraded alertness on individual's abilities to safely and competently perform their duties are managed commensurate with maintaining public health and safety. The information collections required by Part 26 are necessary to properly manage FFD programs and to enable effective and efficient regulatory oversight of affected licensees other entities. These licensees and other entities must perform certain tasks, maintain records, and submit reports to comply with Part 26 drug and alcohol provisions and fatigue management requirements. These records and reports are necessary to enable regulatory inspection and evaluation of a licensee's or entity's compliance with NRC regulations, its FFD performance, and of any significant FFD-related event to help maintain public health and safety, promote the common defense and security, and protect the environment. Submit, by April 21, 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-2014-0024. 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-2014-0024. 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.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2; Exemption
Document Number: 2014-03215
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Corrective Action Programs for Fuel Cycle Facilities
Document Number: 2014-03012
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-3044, ``Corrective Action Programs for Fuel Cycle Facilities.'' This DG describes methods and procedures that the NRC staff considers acceptable when developing corrective action programs (CAPs) for fuel cycle facilities.
Deliberate Misconduct Rule and Hearings on Challenges to the Immediate Effectiveness of Orders
Document Number: 2014-02570
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations concerning deliberate misconduct by licensees and other persons otherwise subject to the NRC's jurisdiction (known as the ``Deliberate Misconduct Rule'') and its regulations concerning challenges to immediately effective orders issued by the NRC. This proposed rule would incorporate the concept of ``deliberate ignorance'' as an additional basis on which to take enforcement action against persons who violate any of the NRC's Deliberate Misconduct Rule provisions. The NRC is also proposing to amend its regulations regarding challenges to the immediate effectiveness of NRC enforcement orders to clarify that the NRC staff has the burden of persuasion in showing that adequate evidence supports the grounds for the order and that immediate effectiveness is warranted and to clarify the authority of the NRC's presiding officer to order live testimony in resolving these challenges.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2014-02909
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-10
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: 2014-02748
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-10
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 November 8, 2013 (78 FR 67204). 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR part 70, ``Domestic Licensing of Special Nuclear Material.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0009. 4. The form number if applicable: Not applicable. 5. 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 10 years and for major fuel cycle facilities updates of the safety demonstration section are submitted every 2 years. Nuclear material control and accounting information is submitted in accordance with specified instructions. 6. Who will be 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. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 1,620 responses. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 606. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 89.240.6 hours (81,791.1 hours reporting + 7379.4 hours recordkeeping + 70.1 hours third party disclosure). 10. Abstract: Part 70 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), 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. 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 12, 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.
Programmable Logic Computers in Nuclear Power Plant Control Systems
Document Number: 2014-02493
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received a petition for rulemaking (PRM), PRM-73-17, filed on March 14, 2013, as supplemented through December 19, 2013, from Mr. Alan Morris (the petitioner). The petitioner requests that the NRC require ``new-design programmable logic computers'' to be installed in the control systems of nuclear power plants to block malware attacks on their industrial control systems of those facilities. In addition, the petitioner requests that nuclear power plant staff be trained ``in the programming and handling of the non-rewriteable memories'' for nuclear power plants. The NRC is not requesting public comment on this petition at this time.
License Exemption for Uranerz Energy Corporation
Document Number: 2014-02477
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption to the financial assurance requirements to Uranerz Energy Corporation (Uranerz) in response to their annual financial assurance update for the Nichols Ranch uranium in situ recovery (ISR) project.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-02424
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-05
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 8, 2013 (78 FR 67203). 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Revision. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 35, ``Medical Use of Byproduct Material.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0010. 4. The form number if applicable: N/A. 5. 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. 6. Who will be 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. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 240,145 ((NRC: 31,431 + 1,035 recordkeepers = 32,466) + (Agreement States: 201,053 + 6,624 recordkeepers + 2 specialty certification entity = 207,679)). 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 7,661 (1,035 for NRC Licenses, 6,624 for Agreement States, and 2 for specialty board certification entities). 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 1,066,031 hours (144,203 for NRC Licenses and 921,826 for Agreement States + 2 for specialty board certification entities). 10. Abstract: Part 35 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ``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 therefrom to humans for medical use. These requirements also provide voluntary provisions for specialty boards to apply to have their certification processes recognized by the NRC so that their board certified individuals can use the certifications as proof of training and experience. 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 7, 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. Danielle Jones, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0010), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be emailed to Danielle_Y_Jones@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at 202-395-1741. The Acting NRC Clearance Officer is Kristen Benney, telephone: 301- 415-6355.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-02365
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment about our intention to request the OMB's approval for renewal of an existing information collection that is summarized below. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted: 1. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 5, ``Occupational Dose Record for a Monitoring Period.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0006. 3. How often the collection is required: Annually. 4. Who is required or asked to report: NRC licensees who are required to comply with Part 20 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR). 5. The number of annual respondents: 4,146 respondents (104 reactors plus 4,042 materials licensees). 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 130,852 hours (6,000 hours reporting plus 124,852 hours recordkeeping). 7. Abstract: The NRC Form 5 is used to record and report the results of individual monitoring for occupational radiation exposure during a monitoring (one-calendar year) period to ensure regulatory compliance with annual radiation dose limits specified in 10 CFR 20.1201. Submit, by April 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- 2014-0015. You may submit your comments by any of the following methods: Electronic comments to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket No. NRC-2014-0015. Mail comments to the Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Kristen Benney (T-5 F53), 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 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-6355, or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2014-02437
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the Matter of South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, Virgil C. Summer ; Nuclear Station Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation Order Modifying License (Effective Immediately)
Document Number: 2014-02324
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a general license to South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCEG), authorizing the operation of an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI), in accordance with its regulations. This Order is being issued to SCEG because SCEG has identified near-term plans to store spent fuel in an ISFSI under the general license provisions of the NRC's regulations.
Introduction-Part 2, Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: Light-Water Small Modular Reactor Edition
Document Number: 2014-02317
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a final revision to the following section of NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition.'' The final revision is the Standard Review Plan (SRP), ``IntroductionPart 2, Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: Light-Water Small Modular Reactor Edition.''
Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving Proposed No Significant Hazards Considerations and Containing Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information
Document Number: 2014-01597
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of two amendment requests. The amendment requests are for Turkey Point Nuclear Generating, Units 3 and 4; and Seabrook Station, Unit 1. For each amendment request, the NRC proposes to determine that they involve no significant hazards consideration. In addition, each amendment request contains sensitive unclassified non- safeguards information (SUNSI).