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

Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2014-07223
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 and 3
Document Number: 2014-07132
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of amendments to Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR- 44 and DPR-56, issued to Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon, the licensee), for operation of the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station (PBAPS), Units 2 and 3, located in York and Lancaster Counties, Pennsylvania. The proposed amendments would authorize an increase in the maximum reactor power level from 3514 megawatts thermal (MWt) to 3951 MWt. The NRC staff is issuing a final Environmental Assessment (EA) and final Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) associated with the proposed license amendments.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-07025
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-31
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 November 29, 2013 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 4, ``Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Commission Programs.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0053. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 781. 5. How often the collection is required: Provisions for this collection are covered in Sec. 4.331 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Compliance Reviews, which indicates that the NRC may conduct compliance reviews and Pre-Award reviews of recipients or use other similar procedures that will permit it to investigate and correct violations of the act and these regulations. The NRC may conduct these reviews even in absence of a complaint against a recipient. The reviews may be as comprehensive as necessary to determine whether a violation of these regulations has occurred. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance provided by the NRC (including Educational Institutions, Other Nonprofit Organizations receiving Federal Assistance, and Agreement States). 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 800. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 200. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 3,600 hours (3,000 hrs for reporting (5 hrs per respondent) and 600 hrs for recordkeeping (3 hrs per recordkeeper). 10. Abstract: The regulations under 10 CFR Part 4 implement the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Public Law 88- 352; (78 Stat. 241; 42 U.S.C. 2000a note), Title IV of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, Public Law 93-438, (88 stat. 1233; 42 U.S.C. 5801 note), which relate to nondiscrimination with respect to race, color, national origin or sex in any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance from NRC; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Public Law 93-112 (87 Stat. 355; 29 U.S.C. 701 note), Public Law 95-602 (92 Stat. 2955; 29 U.S.C. 701 note) which relates to nondiscrimination with respect to disability in any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance; and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Public Law 94-135 (89 Stat. 713; 42 U.S.C. 3001 note), Public Law 95-478 (92 Stat. 1513; 42 U.S.C. 3001 note), which relates to nondiscrimination on the basis of age in any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. 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 April 30, 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 (3150-0053), 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: 2014-06932
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-28
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 64, ``Travel Voucher'' (Part 1); NRC Form 64A, ``Travel Voucher'' (Part 2); and NRC Form 64B, ``Optional Travel Voucher'' (Part 2). 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0192. 3. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Contractors, consultants and invited NRC travelers who travel in the course of conducting business for the NRC. 5. The number of annual respondents: 100. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 100 (1 hour per form). 7. Abstract: Consultants, contractors, and those invited by the NRC to travel (e.g., prospective employees) must file travel vouchers and trip reports in order to be reimbursed for their travel expenses. The information collected includes the name, address, social security number, and the amount to be reimbursed. Travel expenses that are reimbursed are confined to those expenses essential to the transaction of official business for an approved trip. Submit, by May 27, 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- 2014-0042. 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-2014-0042. 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, telephone at 301-415-6355, or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.
General Site Suitability Criteria for Nuclear Power Stations
Document Number: 2014-06888
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 3 of Regulatory Guide 4.7, ``General Site Suitability Criteria for Nuclear Power Stations.'' This guide describes a method that the NRC staff considers acceptable to implement the site suitability requirements for nuclear power stations. It is intended to assist applicants in the initial stage of selecting potential sites for a nuclear power station. Each site that appears to be compatible with the general criteria discussed in this guide should be examined in greater detail before it can be considered a ``candidate'' site (i.e., one of the group of sites to be considered in selecting a ``proposed'' or ``preferred'' site).
In the Matter of George Geisser, III
Document Number: 2014-06786
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an order prohibiting Mr. Geisser, III from involvement in NRC-licensed activities for a period of 3 years. The order also requires Mr. Geisser, III to notify the NRC of any current involvement in NRC- licensed activities and for a period of 1 year after the 3-year period of prohibition has expired, that he provide a written notice for his first employment offer involving NRC-licensed activities.
Evaluations of Uranium Recovery Facility Surveys of Radon and Radon Progeny
Document Number: 2014-06785
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff is issuing for public comment Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) FSME-ISG-01, ``Evaluations of Uranium Recovery Facility Surveys of Radon and Radon Progeny in Air and Demonstrations of Compliance with 10 CFR 20.1301.'' This ISG provides guidance to the NRC staff for evaluating uranium recovery (UR) licensee demonstrations of compliance with the public dose limits.
Draft Guidance About Changes of Control and About Bankruptcy Involving Byproduct, Source, or Special Nuclear Materials Licenses
Document Number: 2014-06721
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is revising its licensing guidance for changes of control and about bankruptcy involving byproduct, source, or special nuclear materials licenses. The NRC is requesting public comment on draft NUREG-1556, Volume 15, Revision 1, ``Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses: Guidance about Changes of Control and about Bankruptcy Involving Byproduct, Source, or Special Nuclear Materials Licenses.'' The document has been updated from the previous revision to include safety culture, 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.
Special Nuclear Material Doorway Monitors
Document Number: 2014-06649
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-5038, ``Special Nuclear Material Doorway Monitors.'' This guidance addresses NRC requirements that individuals must be searched as they leave a material access area (MAA) for facilities that contain special nuclear material (SNM) of a type and quantity that require an MAA.
Response Strategies for Potential Aircraft Threats
Document Number: 2014-06575
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing revision 1 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.214, ``Response Strategies for Potential Aircraft Threats.'' The revision contains updated references and minor corrections. The revision does not contain substantive changes in the NRC staff's regulatory positions. The guide describes a method that the NRC staff considers acceptable for applicants for, and holders of, nuclear power plant licenses to comply with NRC requirements to develop, implement, and maintain procedures for responding to potential aircraft threats.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2014-06582
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-06259
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-24
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 December 27, 2013 (78 FR 79016). 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: Comprehensive Decommissioning Program, Including Annual Data Collection. 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0206. 4. How often the collection is required: Annually. 5. Who will be required or asked to report: All Agreement States who have signed Section 274(b) Agreements with the NRC. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 37 (14 Agreement States respondents with sites of interest + 23 Agreement States respondents with no sites of interest). 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 37 (14 Agreement States respondents with sites of interest + 23 Agreement States respondents with no sites of interest). 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 469 (400 hours from Agreement States with sites of interest + 69 hours from Agreement States with no sites of interest). 9. Abstract: The Agreement States will be asked to provide information about uranium recovery and complex sites undergoing decommissioning regulated by the Agreement States on an annual basis. The information request will allow the NRC to compile, in a centralized location, more complete information on the status of decommissioning and decontamination in the United States in order to provide a national perspective on decommissioning. The information will be made available to the public by the NRC in order to ensure openness and promote communication to enhance public knowledge of the national decommissioning program. This does not apply to information, such as trade secrets and commercial or financial information provided by the Agreement States, that is considered privileged or confidential. Information such as financial assurance and the status of decommissioning funding would need to be identified by the Agreement State as privileged or confidential, whereupon the NRC would withhold such information from public access and treat it as sensitive or non- sensitive, per the considerations in 10 CFR 2.390 and 9.17. This does not apply to financial assurance or decommissioning funding information that is already available to the public. Although specific details of the funding mechanisms are treated as confidential, beneficial lessons learned regarding the improvement of decommissioning-related funding will be shared with the Agreement States. 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 April 23, 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 Y. Jones, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0206), 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.
Performance-Based Emergency Core Cooling Systems Cladding Acceptance Criteria
Document Number: 2014-05562
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations to revise the acceptance criteria for the emergency core cooling system (ECCS) for light-water nuclear power reactors. The proposed ECCS acceptance criteria are performance-based, and reflect recent research findings that identified new embrittlement mechanisms for fuel rods with zirconium alloy cladding under loss-of- coolant accident (LOCA) conditions. The proposed rule also addresses two petitions for rulemaking (PRMs) by establishing requirements applicable to all fuel types and cladding materials, and requiring the consideration of crud, oxide deposits, and hydrogen content in zirconium-based alloy fuel cladding. Further, the proposed rule contains a provision that would allow licensees to use an alternative risk-informed approach to evaluate the effects of debris for long-term cooling. The NRC is also seeking public comment on three draft regulatory guides that would support the implementation of the proposed rule.
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Renewal Notice
Document Number: 2014-06200
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Call for Nominations
Document Number: 2014-06049
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is advertising for nominations for the position of Radiation Oncologist Physician (Brachytherapy) on the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI). Nominees should be a currently practicing radiation oncologist.
Request for Alternate Decommissioning Schedule: Department of the Navy Space and Naval Warfare Centers Pacific
Document Number: 2014-05982
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) has received a request for an alternate decommissioning schedule from the Department of the Navy (Navy) for its Space and Naval Warfare Centers Pacific (SPAWARS) site, located in San Diego, California, permitted under the Navy's Master Materials License (MML) No. 45-23645- 01NA. Approval of the request would extend the time period for the Navy to submit a decommissioning plan and initiate decommissioning activities at SPAWARS.
Northern States Power Company: Prairie Island Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2014-05938
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) reviewed an application by Northern States Power Company (NSPM) for amendment of Materials License No. SNM-2506 which authorizes NSPM to receive, possess, store, and transfer spent nuclear fuel and associated radioactive materials. The amendment sought to lower the allowed thermal conductance values for storage basket components utilized at the Prairie Island (PI) Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI).
Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria; Virgil C. Summer Unit 2 Combined License
Document Number: 2014-05936
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-18
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 Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station Unit 2.
Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station
Document Number: 2014-05935
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Arizona Public Service Company (the licensee) to withdraw its application dated March 8, 2012, for a proposed amendment to Facility Operating License Nos. NPF-41, NPF-51, and NPF-74. The proposed amendment would have revised the Technical Specifications (TS) to eliminate the use of the term CORE ALTERATIONS throughout the TS.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2014-05915
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the Matter of Michael P. Cooley; Order Prohibiting Involvement in NRC-Licensed Activities
Document Number: 2014-05794
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Department of the Navy; Naval Postgraduate School
Document Number: 2014-05792
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received a request for an alternate decommissioning schedule from the Department of the Navy (Navy) for its Naval Postgraduate School (PGS) site, located in Monterey, California, permitted under the Navy's Master Materials License (MML) No. 45-23645-01NA. Approval of the request would extend the time period for the Navy to submit a decommissioning plan and initiate decommissioning activities at the PGS site.
Department of the Navy; Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake
Document Number: 2014-05786
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received a request for an alternate decommissioning schedule from the Department of the Navy (Navy) for its Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake (China Lake) site, located in China Lake, California, permitted under the Navy's Master Materials License (MML) No. 45-23645-01NA. Approval of the request would extend the time period for the Navy to submit a decommissioning plan and initiate decommissioning activities at China Lake.
Duke Energy Progress, Inc.-H.B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant; Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2014-05655
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) reviewed an application by Carolina Power and Light Company (CP&L) for amendment of Materials License No. SNM-2502 which authorizes CP&L to receive, possess, store, and transfer spent nuclear fuel and associated radioactive materials. The requested amendment would change the corporate name of the licensee from Carolina Power and Light to Duke Energy Progress, Inc. for the H.B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant (HBRSEP) Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI).
License Exemption Request for NextEra Energy Seabrook, LLC; Seabrook Station, Unit 1
Document Number: 2014-05498
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a June 25, 2013, request from NextEra Energy, Seabrook, LLC, requesting an exemption for the use of a different fuel rod cladding material (Optimized ZIRLO\TM\).
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2014-05265
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
NRC will convene a meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) on May 8-9, 2014. A sample of agenda items to be discussed during the public session includes: (1) A discussion on possible revisions to the NRC Medical Policy Statement; (2) an update on medical-related events; (3) a discussion on amendments to the ACMUI Bylaws; (4) an update on the status of the research project related to the release of patients following iodine-131 therapy; and (5) a presentation on NNSA's efforts related to molybdenum-99 production. The agenda is subject to change. The current agenda and any updates will be available at http://www.nrc.gov/reading- rm/doc-collections/acmui/meetings/2014.html, or by emailing Ms. Sophie Holiday at the contact information below. Purpose: Discuss issues related to 10 CFR Part 35 Medical Use of Byproduct Material. Date and Time for Closed Sessions: May 08, 2014, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and May 09, 2014 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The session on May 08, 2014 will be closed for badging and enrollment for new members to the ACMUI. Both sessions on May 09, 2014 will be closed for ACMUI training. Date and Time for Open Sessions: May 08, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and May 09, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Address for Public Meeting: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Two White Flint North Building, Room T2-B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Public Participation: Any member of the public who wishes to participate in the meeting in person or via phone should contact Ms. Holiday using the information below. The meeting will also be webcast live: video.nrc.gov. Contact Information: Sophie J. Holiday, email: sophie.holiday@nrc.gov, telephone: (301) 415-7865.
Proposed Ross Project in Crook County Wyoming for In-Situ Leach Uranium Milling Facilities
Document Number: 2014-05260
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-11
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 5) for the Ross In-Situ Uranium Recovery (ISR) Project (Ross Project). By letter dated January 4, 2011, Strata Energy, Inc. (Strata) submitted an application to the NRC for a new source and byproduct materials license for the Ross Project, which Strata proposes to be located in Crook County, Wyoming. Strata is proposing to recover uranium from the Ross Project site using the ISR process.
Draft Fiscal Years 2014-2018 Strategic Plan
Document Number: 2014-05240
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a notice that appeared in the Federal Register on March 5, 2014. The notice notified the public of the availability of draft NUREG-1614, Volume 6, ``U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Strategic Plan, Fiscal Years 2014-2018.'' This action is necessary to correct the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) accession number for draft NUREG-1614, and to notify the public that the draft Strategic Plan can be found on the NRC's public Web site at http:// www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/plans-performance/draft-strategic-plan- 2014- 2018.html.
Monitoring of Neutron-Absorbing Materials in Spent Fuel Pools
Document Number: 2014-05236
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing this draft generic letter to address degradation of neutron-absorbing materials in the spent fuel pool (SFP). The NRC has determined that it is necessary to obtain plant-specific information requested in the draft generic letter so that the NRC can determine if the degradation of the neutron-absorbing materials in the SFP is being managed to maintain reasonable assurance that the materials are capable of performing their intended safety function, and if the licensees are in compliance with the regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-05174
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-11
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 66076). 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Revision. 2. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 4, ``Cumulative Occupational Dose History.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0005. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 4. 5. How often the collection is required: On occasion. The NRC does not collect NRC Form 4. However, NRC inspects the NRC Form 4 records at NRC-licensed facilities. 6. Who will be 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). 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 227,846 (223,700 third party disclosure + 4,146 recordkeepers). 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 4,146. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 31,234 (24,523 recordkeeping + 6,711 third party disclosure). 10. Abstract: The NRC Form 4 is used to record the summary of an occupational worker's cumulative occupational radiation dose, including prior occupational exposure and the current year's occupational radiation exposure. The NRC Form 4 is used by licensees, and inspected by the NRC, to ensure that occupational radiation doses do not exceed the regulatory limits specified in 10 CFR 20.1501. 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 April 10, 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: 2014-05221
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Transnuclear, Inc. Standardized NUHOMS® Cask System
Document Number: 2014-05108
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Transnuclear, Inc. Standardized NUHOMS[supreg] Cask System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 13 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1004. Amendment No. 13 revises authorized contents to: add two new dry shielded canisters (DSCs), the -37PTH and the -69BTH; add new approved contents, including blended low enriched uranium (BLEU) fuel, and control components to already approved DSCs; and extend the use of the high-seismic horizontal storage module (HSM-HS) for storage of already approved DSCs. In addition, the amendment makes several other changes as described in Section III, ``Discussion of Changes'' in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Transnuclear, Inc. Standardized NUHOMS® Cask System
Document Number: 2014-05107
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Transnuclear, Inc. Standardized NUHOMS[supreg] Cask System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 13 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1004. Amendment No. 13 includes changes to: (1) Add two new dry shielded canisters (DSCs), the -37PTH and the -69BTH; (2) add new approved contents, including blended low enriched uranium fuel, and control components to already approved DSCs; and (3) extend the use of the high-seismic horizontal storage module for storage of already approved DSCs. In addition, the amendment makes several other changes as described in Section III of the direct final rule published in the Rules and Regulation section of this issue of the Federal Register.
Emergency Planning Exemption Requests For Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2014-05105
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On January 10, 2014, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a request for public comment on draft Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) NSIR/DPR-ISG-02, ``Emergency Planning Exemption Requests for Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants.'' The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on March 11, 2014. The NRC has decided to extend the public comment period on this document to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments.
Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3; South Carolina Electric and Gas; Liquid Radwaste System Consistency Changes
Document Number: 2014-05022
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-07
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. 10 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 the VCSNS 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 VCSNS Tier 1 with Tier 2 information provided in the UFSAR and to achieve consistency within VCSNS 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 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.
License Renewal Application for Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit 1
Document Number: 2014-05021
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft plant-specific Supplement 52 to the ``Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants,'' NUREG-1437, regarding the renewal of operating license NPF-3 for an additional 20 years of operation for Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit 1 (Davis-Besse). Davis-Besse is located in Ottawa County, Ohio. 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.
Shielding and Radiation Protection Review Effort and Licensing Conditions for Dry Storage Applications
Document Number: 2014-05017
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the withdrawal of draft Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation Interim Staff Guidance No. 26A (SFST-ISG-26A), Revision 0, ``Shielding and Radiation Protection Review Effort and Licensing Parameters for 10 CFR Part 72 Applications.''
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: HI-STORM 100 Cask System; Amendment No. 9
Document Number: 2014-04837
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of March 11, 2014, for the direct final rule that was published in the Federal Register on December 6, 2013, and corrected on December 26, 2013. This direct final rule amended the NRC's spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Holtec International HI-STORM 100 Cask System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 9 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1014.
Draft Fiscal Years 2014-2018 Strategic Plan
Document Number: 2014-04830
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is requesting comment on draft NUREG-1614, Volume 6, ``U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Strategic Plan, Fiscal Years 2014-2018.'' The draft Strategic Plan provides the agency's long-term, results-focused goals and objectives and its proposed strategies for achieving them for the planning period. The NRC encourages and welcomes public comments that can help it respond to challenges and shape its strategic direction over the next four years, particularly comments on the plan's goals, objectives, and strategies.
Biweekly Notice;
Document Number: 2014-04687
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2014-04764
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Diablo Canyon Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2014-04597
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending Materials License No. SNM-2511 for the Diablo Canyon (DC) independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI). Amendment No. 3 provides the following: (1) Changes the maximum allowable decay heat per storage location; (2) adds a new helium backfill pressure range for multipurpose canisters (MPCs) with heat loads less than or equal to 28.74kW, (3) clarifies that supplemental cooling was only applicable for unloading of high burnup fuel loaded in 2012 under the provisions of License Amendment No. 2, and (4) provides a maximum average yearly temperature of 65[emsp14][deg]F as the basis for a loaded overpack in the cask transfer facility, or storage on the ISFSI pad, and a maximum temperature of 100[emsp14][deg]F, averaged over a 3-day period, as the basis for transfer activities in the transfer cask to support revised thermal analyses.
License Renewal Application for Callaway Plant, Unit 1
Document Number: 2014-04582
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects a notice appearing in the Federal Register on February 24, 2014 (79 FR 10200; FR Doc. 2014-03845). This action is necessary to correct an erroneous date for submission of comments.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-04478
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-03
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: New. 2. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 749, ``Manual License Verification Report.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-XXXX. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC 749. 5. How often the collection is required: On occasion. Licensees subject to Part 37 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ``Physical Protection of Byproduct Material'' license verification requirements must verify the legitimacy of the license with the issuing agency prior to transferring radioactive materials in quantities of concern. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Licensees are required to complete license verification under the circumstances noted in 3 above. A License Verification System (LVS) has been developed, providing an electronic method for fulfilling this requirement. In cases where a licensee is unable to use the LVS to perform verification, they will provide NRC Form 749 for manual license verification. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 91. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 91. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 9.1 hours. 10. Abstract: When a licensee is unable to use the License Verification System to perform their license verification prior to transfer, a manual process has been developed; in which licensees submit the NRC Form 749, ``Manual License Verification Report.'' The form provides the information necessary for the issuing agencies to perform the verification on behalf of the transferring licensee. 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 April 2, 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 Y. Jones, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-XXXX), 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.