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

License Exemption Request for Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc.
Document Number: 2014-12486
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting exemptions in response to a request from Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc. (DEK or the licensee) dated April 4, 2013, as supplemented by letter dated November 6, 2013. The exemptions would permit the use of a portion of the Kewaunee Power Station (KPS) decommissioning trust fund (Trust) for expenses related to irradiated fuel management, and to be able to make such withdrawals from the trust fund without prior notification of the NRC. The NRC has reviewed the KPS Trust, the decommissioning approach and cost estimates in the KPS Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report (PSDAR), and the KPS updated Irradiated Fuel Management Plan and determined that, at this time, there is sufficient financial resources in the trust for both irradiated fuel management and to complete decommissioning activities.
Application for a License To Export High-Enriched Uranium
Document Number: 2014-12481
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-29
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: 2014-12344
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted to OMB for review the following proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The NRC published a Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period on this information collection on December 5, 2013. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: New. 2. The title of the information collection: NRC Nuclear Education Grantee Survey. 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-XXXX. 4. The form number if applicable: Not applicable. 5. How often the collection is required: Once every 5 years. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: NRC Grantees. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 60. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 60. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 45 hours. 10. Abstract: The NRC seeks to conduct a survey of grantees funded between 2007 and 2011, under NRC's Nuclear Education Grants. The survey will allow the NRC to collect information that is not otherwise available from all grantees to assess the impact of these funds on grantee programs, their faculty, and their students. 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 June 27, 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: 2014-12249
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the Matter of Exelon Generation Company, LLC, Clinton Power Station Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation: Order Modifying License (Effective Immediately)
Document Number: 2014-12179
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a general license to the Exelon Generation Company, LLC, authorizing the operation of the Clinton Power Station Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI), in accordance with its regulations. The Order is being issued to Exelon because Exelon 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 Tennessee Valley Authority, Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation: Order Modifying License (Effective Immediately)
Document Number: 2014-12165
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a general license to the Tennesse Valley Authority (TVA), authorizing the operation of the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI), in accordance with its regulations. The Order is being issued to Exelon because Exelon has identified near term plans to store spent fuel in an ISFSI under the general license provisions of the NRC's regulations.
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2014-12018
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to Section 189a. (2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this regular biweekly notice. The Act requires the Commission to publish notice of any amendments issued, or proposed to be issued and grants the Commission the authority to issue and make immediately effective any amendment to an operating license or combined license, as applicable, upon a determination by the Commission that such amendment involves no significant hazards consideration, notwithstanding the pendency before the Commission of a request for a hearing from any person. This biweekly notice includes all notices of amendments issued, or proposed to be issued from April 31, 2014 to May 14, 2014. The last biweekly notice was published on May 13, 2014.
In the Matter of Armando N. Clavero
Document Number: 2014-11909
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an order prohibiting Mr. Clavero from involvement in NRC-licensed activities for a period of 3 years. The order also requires Mr. Clavero 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 acceptance of his first employment offer involving NRC-licensed activities.
North Anna Power Station, Unit 2
Document Number: 2014-11775
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Virginia Electric and Power Company (the licensee) to withdraw its September 10, 2013, application for proposed amendment to Facility Operating License No. NPF-7 for the North Anna Power Station, Unit 2, located in Mineral, Virginia.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-11620
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-20
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 81, ``Standard Specifications for the Granting of Patent Licenses.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0121. 3. How often the collection is required: Applications for licenses are submitted once. Other reports are submitted annually or as events require. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Applicants for and holders of NRC licenses to inventions covered by patents or patent applications. 5. The number of annual respondents: There are no anticipated respondents to this collection over the next three years. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 0 hours. No applications are anticipated during the next 3 years. 7. Abstract: As specified in Part 81 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the NRC may grant non-exclusive licenses or limited exclusive licenses to its patent inventions to responsible applicants. Applicants for licenses to NRC inventions are required to provide information which may provide the basis for granting the requested license. In addition, all license holders must submit periodic reports on efforts to bring the invention to a point of practical application and the extent to which they are making the benefits of the invention reasonably accessible to the public. Exclusive license holders must submit additional information if they seek to extend their licenses, issue sublicenses, or transfer the licenses. In addition, if requested, exclusive license holders must promptly supply to the United States Government copies of all pleadings and other papers filed in any patent infringement lawsuit, as well as evidence from proceedings relating to the licensed patent.
In the Matter of Richard Brian Smith
Document Number: 2014-11616
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an order prohibiting Richard Brian Smith's involvement in any NRC-licensed activities for a period of five years. This Order is based on Richard Brian Smith having twice tested positive for an illegal substance during random fitness-for-duty (FFD) tests while holding an NRC operator's license at the Grand Gulf Nuclear Station and the results of an NRC investigation.
Exemption for NextEra Energy Point Beach, LLC; Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2014-11615
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a June 4, 2013, request from NextEra Energy Point Beach, LLC, requesting an exemption to use of a different fuel rod cladding material (Optimized ZIRLO\TM\).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-11611
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-20
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 450, ``General Assignment.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0114. 3. How often the collection is required: Once during the contract closeout process. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Contractors. 5. The number of annual respondents: 15. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 30. 7. Abstract: During the contract closeout process for cost- reimbursement and time-and-materials type contracts, the NRC requires the contractor to execute NRC Form 450, General Assignment. Execution of this form grants to the government all rights, title, and interest to refunds arising out of the contractor performance. Submit, by July 21, 2014, comments that address the followings 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 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 submitted in writing or in electronic form will be made available for public inspection. Since 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-2014-0079. You may submit your comments by any of the following methods: Electronic comments go to http:// www.regualtions.gov and search for Docket No. NRC-2014-0079. Mail comments to the Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Fajr Majeed (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, Fajr Majeed (T-5 F50), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-6736, or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2014-11562
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-19
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: 2014-11405
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-19
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 February 25, 2014. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. 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.'' 3. Current OMB approval number:
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Transnuclear, Inc. Standardized NUHOMS® Cask System
Document Number: 2014-11400
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of May 24, 2014, for the direct final rule that was published in the Federal Register on March 10, 2014. This direct final rule amended the NRC's 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-11376
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-16
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 241, ``Report of Proposed Activities in Non-Agreement States, Areas of Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction, or Offshore Waters.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0013. 3. How often the collection is required: NRC Form 241 must be submitted each time an Agreement State licensee wants to engage in or revise its activities involving the use of radioactive byproduct material in a non-Agreement State, areas of exclusive Federal jurisdiction, or offshore waters. The NRC may waive the requirements for filing additional copies of NRC Form 241 during the remainder of the calendar year following receipt of the initial form. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Any licensee who holds a specific license from an Agreement State and wants to conduct the same activity in non-Agreement States, areas of exclusive Federal jurisdiction, or offshore waters under the general license in Section 150.20 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR). 5. The number of annual respondents: 153 respondents. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 293.25 hours (76.5 hours for initial submission + 201.25 hours for changes + 15.5 hours for clarifications) 7. Abstract: Any Agreement State licensee who engages in the use of radioactive material in non-Agreement States, areas of exclusive Federal jurisdiction, or offshore waters, under the general license in 10 CFR 150.20, is required to file, with the NRC Regional Administrator for the Region in which the Agreement State that issues the license is located, a copy of NRC Form 241 (``Report of Proposed Activities in Non-Agreement States, Areas of Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction, or Offshore Waters''), a copy of its Agreement State specific license, and the appropriate fee as prescribed in 10 CFR 170.31 at least 3 days before engaging in such activity. This mandatory notification permits the NRC to schedule inspections of the activities to determine whether the activities are being conducted in accordance with requirements for protection of the public health and safety.
Low-Level Radioactive Waste Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2014-11285
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is conducting an update to a Strategic Assessment of its Low-Level Radioactive Waste (LLRW) regulatory program. The objective of this assessment is to identify and prioritize activities that the staff can undertake to ensure a stable, reliable and adaptable regulatory framework for effective LLRW management, while also considering future needs and changes that may occur in the nation's LLRW management system. The staff is seeking comments on developments that would affect the LLRW regulatory program in the next several years that would affect licensees and sited States and actions that the NRC could take to ensure safety, security, and the protection of the environment.
In the Matter of All Operating Reactor Licensees
Document Number: 2014-11232
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a director's decision with regard to a petition dated July 27, 2011, filed by Mr. Geoff Fettus, Senior Project Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council (the petitioner), requesting that the NRC take action with regard to all operating reactor licensees. The petitioner's requests, the director's decision, the letter to the petitioner, and the letter to the licensees (which includes a listing of all operating reactor licensees affected by this proposed director's decision) are discussed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
Duke Energy Florida, Inc.; Crystal River Nuclear Generating Plant, Unit 3
Document Number: 2014-11231
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-15
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 (NRR) has issued a director's decision with regard to a petition dated December 9, 2009, as supplemented on January 7 and August 6, 2010, filed by Thomas Saporitio (the petitioner).
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2014-10718
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to Section 189a. (2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this regular biweekly notice. The Act requires the Commission to publish notice of any amendments issued, or proposed to be issued and grants the Commission the authority to issue and make immediately effective any amendment to an operating license or combined license, as applicable, upon a determination by the Commission that such amendment involves no significant hazards consideration, notwithstanding the pendency before the Commission of a request for a hearing from any person. This biweekly notice includes all notices of amendments issued, or proposed to be issued from April 17, 2014 to April 30, 2014. The last biweekly notice was published on April 29, 2014.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2014-10929
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Fermi 2
Document Number: 2014-10828
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received an application, from DTE Electric Company, dated April 24, 2014, filed pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and the NRC's regulations, to renew the operating license for Fermi 2.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-10758
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The 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 February 19, 2014. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: NUREG/BR-0254, Payment Methods; and NRC Form 629, ``Authorization for Payment by Credit Card.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0190. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 629. 5. How often the collection is required: As needed to process credit card payments. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Anyone doing business with the NRC including licensees, applicants and individuals who are required to pay a fee for inspections and licenses. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 545. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 545. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 45.4 hours. 10. 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. 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 June 11, 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 (3150-0190), 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.
In the Matter of Tennessee Valley Authority, Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Units 1, 2, and 3
Document Number: 2014-10717
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a confirmatory order to Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA or Licensee), the holder of License Nos. DPR-33, DPR-52, DPR-68, authorizing the operation of Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Units 1, 2, and 3. The facility is located on the Licensee's site in Athens, Alabama. The order was a result of Alternative Dispute Resolution between the NRC and TVA, and required TVA to complete a number of corrective actions to address the submittal of information to the NRC that was not complete and accurate in all material respects, and to address TVA's change to a license condition without submitting an amendment request. The order is related to control room staffing levels that were not sufficient to implement certain fire response procedures and achieve safe shutdown on the three-unit site during a postulated fire event.
ESBWR Design Certification
Document Number: 2014-10716
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing NUREG- 1966, ``Final Safety Evaluation Report Related to the Certification of the Economic Simplified Boiling-Water Reactor Standard Design.'' On August 24, 2005, General Electric-Hitachi Nuclear Energy tendered its application for certification of the economic simplified boiling-water reactor (ESBWR) standard nuclear reactor design to the NRC. The application included the ESBWR design control document (DCD) and the ESBWR probabilistic risk assessment (PRA). On March 24, 2011, the NRC published the proposed rule in the Federal Register.
Revisions to Design of Structures, Components, Equipment, and Systems
Document Number: 2014-10715
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing final revisions to the following sections in Chapter 3 of NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition,'' Section 3.9.3, ``ASME Code Class 1, 2, and 3 Components and Component Supports, and Core Support Structures,'' and Section 3.12, ``ASME Code Class 1, 2, and 3 Piping Systems, Piping Components and their Associated Supports.''
Entergy Operations, Inc.; Arkansas Nuclear One, Unit 2
Document Number: 2014-10587
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Entergy Operations, Inc., to withdraw its application dated April 4, 2012, for a proposed amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License No. NPF-6 for Arkansas Nuclear One (ANO), Unit 2. The proposed amendment would have changed the facility technical specifications to implement four Technical Specification Task Force (TSTF) travelers related to a revised fuel handling accident (FHA) analysis.
Tornado Missile Protection
Document Number: 2014-10586
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On April 4, 2014, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a request for public comment on a draft regulatory issue summary (RIS) that restates regulatory requirements and staff positions on protection from tornado missiles. The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on June 3, 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.
In the Matter of Daniel Wilson
Document Number: 2014-10582
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an order prohibiting Mr. Wilson from involvement in NRC-licensed activities for a period of 1 year. The order also requires Mr. Wilson to notify the NRC of any current involvement in NRC-licensed activities, to immediately cease those activities, and to notify the NRC of the name, address, and telephone number of the employer.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-10383
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-07
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 61, Licensing Requirements for Land Disposal of Radioactive Waste. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0135. 3. How often the collection is required: Applications for licenses are submitted as needed. Other reports are submitted annually and as other events require. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Applicants for and holders of an NRC license (to include Agreement State licensees) for land disposal of low-level radioactive waste; and all generators, collectors, and processors of low-level waste intended for disposal at a low-level waste facility. 5. The number of annual respondents: 4. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 5,372 hours (56 hours reporting + 5,316 hours recordkeeping). 7. Abstract: Part 61 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations establishes the procedures, criteria, and license terms and conditions for the land disposal of low-level radioactive waste. The reporting and recordkeeping requirements are mandatory and, in the case of application submittals, are required to obtain a benefit. The information collected in the applications, reports, and records is evaluated by the NRC to ensure that the licensee's or applicant's disposal facility, equipment, organization, training, experience, procedures, and plans provide an adequate level of protection of public health and safety, common defense and security, and the environment. Submit, by July 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-2014-0094. 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-2014-0094. 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: 2014-10382
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-07
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 January 27, 2014. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: New. 2. The title of the information collection: Evaluation of Outreach Efforts Related to the NRC's Safety Culture Policy Statement. 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-XXXX. 4. The form number if applicable: Not applicable. 5. How often the collection is required: One time. 6. Who will be 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. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 6,158 licensees of the NRC and participating Agreement States will be invited to participate in this one-time, voluntary information collection activity. One response per licensee will be requested. The staff anticipates a response rate of 50 percent; therefore, the expected number of responses is 3,079. Because the survey will only be administered once during the three year clearance period, the annualized number of responses is 1,026.3 responses. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: The annualized number of estimated respondents is the same as the estimated number of responses, 1,026.3 respondents. 9. An estimate of the total 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. 10. 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. The public may examine and have copies for a fee of 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 June 6, 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: 2014-10411
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving Proposed No Significant Hazards Considerations and Containing Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Safeguards Information and Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Safeguards Information
Document Number: 2014-10365
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of nine amendment requests. The amendment requests are for Brunswick Steam Electric Plant, Units 1 and 2; Crystal River Unit 3 Nuclear Generating Plant; Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1; H. B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant, Unit 2; Indian Point Nuclear Generating Units 1, 2, and 3; James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant (two separate amendment requests); Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station; and Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, 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) and/ or safeguards information (SGI).
ESBWR Design Certification
Document Number: 2014-10246
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations to certify the Economic Simplified Boiling-Water Reactor (ESBWR) standard plant design. The proposed ESBWR design certification rule was published for public comment on March 24, 2011. The NRC is publishing this supplemental proposed rule to provide an opportunity for the public to comment on two matters. The first is proposed changes related to the analysis methodology supporting the ESBWR steam dryer design that were made after the close of the public comment period for the proposed ESBWR design certification rule. The second is the NRC's proposed clarification of its intent to treat 50 referenced documents within Revision 10 of the ESBWR design control document (DCD) as requirements and matters resolved in subsequent licensing and enforcement actions for plants referencing the ESBWR design certification. In addition, the supplemental proposed rule clarifies that the NRC intends to obtain approval for incorporation by reference from the Director of the Office of the Federal Register for the generic DCD and 20 publicly-available documents that are referenced in the DCD that are intended by the NRC to be requirements. The supplemental proposed rule does not offer an opportunity for public comment on this clarification of the NRC's intent. Finally, the supplemental proposed rule updates the version of the DCD (from Revision 9 to Revision 10) which the NRC proposes to obtain approval for incorporation by reference from the Office of the Federal Register. Revision 10 of the DCD was needed to address the previously described matters. The applicant for certification of the ESBWR design is GE- Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH).
Proposed Revision to Physical Security Early Site Permit and Reactor Siting Criteria
Document Number: 2014-10245
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is soliciting public comment on NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition,'' Section 13.6.3, ``Physical SecurityEarly Site Permit and Reactor Siting Criteria.'' The NRC seeks comments on the proposed revised section of the Standard Review Plan (SRP), concerning the physical security review of early site permits.
Proposed Revision 0 to Fitness-for-Duty-Construction
Document Number: 2014-10217
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is soliciting public comment on draft NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition,'' Section 13.7.2, ``Fitness for DutyConstruction.'' The NRC seeks comments on the proposed new section of the Standard Review Plan (SRP), concerning implementation of a Fitness-for-Duty (FFD) program during construction. The current SRP does not contain guidance on the review of an applicant's proposed construction FFD program.
Florida Power & Light Company; Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4
Document Number: 2014-10148
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received a request from Florida Power & Light Company (the licensee) to withdraw its application dated October 30, 2012, for proposed amendments to Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-31 and DPR-41. The proposed amendments would have revised Technical Specification (TS) 3/4.5.2, ``ECCS [Emergency core cooling system] SubsystemsTavg Greater Than or Equal To 350[emsp14][deg]F [degrees Fahrenheit],'' and TS 3/4.8.1, ``A.C. [Alternating Current] Sources.'' The NRC permitted the licensee to withdraw the application.
Event Reporting Guidelines
Document Number: 2014-10141
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft NUREG-1022, Revision 3, Supplement 1, ``Event Reporting Guidelines: 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii).'' In draft NUREG-1022, Revision 3, Supplement 1, the NRC proposes to endorse Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) 13-01, ``Reportable Action Levels for Loss of Emergency Preparedness Capabilities,'' dated October 2013. NEI 13-01 provides specific guidance for reporting to the NRC any event that results in a major loss of emergency assessment capability, offsite response capability, or offsite communications capability.
Issuance of Materials License and Staff's Record of Decision for Strata Energy, Inc. Ross ISR Project
Document Number: 2014-10133
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a license to Strata Energy, Inc. (Strata) for its Ross Uranium In-Situ Recovery (ISR) Facility in Crook County, Wyoming. Under conditions listed in the license, the Source and Byproduct Materials License SUA- 1601 authorizes Strata to operate its facilities as proposed in its license application, as amended, and to possess uranium source and byproduct material at the Ross ISR Facility. In addition, the NRC staff has published a record of decision (ROD) that supports the NRC's decision to approve Strata's license application for the Ross ISR Facility and to issue the license.
Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3; South Carolina Electric and Gas; Changes to Chemical and Volume Control System
Document Number: 2014-10113
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-02
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. 11 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 requests changes that modify the Chemical and Volume Control System (CVS), including changes to information located in Tier 1 Tables 2.3.2-1 and 2.3.2-2, and Tier 1 Figures 2.2.1-1 and 2.3.2-1. The granting of the exemption allows the changes to Tier 1 information as specified in the license amendment request (LAR). Because the acceptability of the exemption was determined in part by the acceptability of the amendment, the exemption and amendment are being issued concurrently.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-10112
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-02
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 February 5, 2014. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Revision. 2. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 5, ``Occupational Dose Record for a Monitoring Period.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0006. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 5. 5. How often the collection is required: Annually. 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: 4,346 (200 reporting responses plus 4,146 recordkeepers). 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 4,146 respondents (104 reactors plus 4,042 materials licensees). 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 130,852 hours (6,000 hours reporting plus 124,852 hours recordkeeping). 10. Abstract: 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. 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 June 4, 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 (3150-0006), 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.
Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact; Final Issuance: Dominion Energy Kewaunee; Kewaunee Power Station
Document Number: 2014-10097
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of exemptions in response to an April 4, 2013, request from Dominion Energy Kewaunee (DEK, the licensee). One exemption would permit the licensee to use a portion of the funds from the Kewaunee Power Station (KPS) decommissioning trust fund (Trust) for irradiated fuel management activities. Another exemption would allow the licensee to make the withdrawals from the Trust for irradiated fuel management activities without prior notification to the NRC. The NRC staff is issuing an Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact associated with the proposed exemptions.
Environmental Impacts of Spent Fuel Storage During Reactor Operation
Document Number: 2014-10018
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received a petition for rulemaking from Diane Curran on behalf of 34 Environmental Organizations (the petitioner), dated February 18, 2014. The petitioner requests that the NRC revise its regulations and consider, in all pending and future reactor licensing and re-licensing decisions, new and significant information bearing on the environmental impacts of high-density spent fuel storage in reactor pools and the costs and benefits for avoiding or mitigating those impacts. The NRC is not instituting a public comment period for this petition for rulemaking (PRM) at this time.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-09991
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions