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

Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for Fiscal Year 2014; Correction
Document Number: 2014-20778
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a final rule that was published in the Federal Register (FR) on June 30, 2014, and amended the licensing, inspection, and annual fees charged to the NRC's applicants and licensees. This action is necessary to correct a typographical error in the fee category description in the Schedule of fees for materials licenses and other regulatory services, including inspections, and import and export licenses. NRC is also correcting a percentage shown for FY 2014 in Table VII, Effort Factors for Fuel Facilities.
Tennessee Valley Authority for Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant Unit 2; Special Nuclear Materials License Renewal
Document Number: 2014-20670
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has renewed Materials License No. SNM-2014 held by Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to possess, inspect and store an initial core of special nuclear material (SNM) in the form of fresh fuel assemblies at TVA's Watts Bar site in Spring City, Tennessee. On August, 23, 2012, TVA submitted its renewal application for their SNM license to extend their license expiration. NRC has reviewed TVA's license renewal application and submittals, and has renewed TVA's license to expire on September 30, 2017.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-20448
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted to OMB for review the following proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The NRC published a Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period on this information collection on April 29, 2014. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 354, ``Data Report on Spouse.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: OMB 3150-0026. 4. The form number if applicable: Form 354. 5. How often the collection is required: On Occasion. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: NRC contactors, licensees, applicants, and other (e.g. intervener's) who marry or cohabitate after completing the Personnel Security Forms, or after having been granted an NRC access authorization or employment clearance. 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 80. 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 16. 9. Abstract: NRC Form 354 must be completed by the NRC's contractors, licensees, applicants who marry or cohabitate after completing the Personnel Security Forms, or after having been granted an NRC access authorization or employment clearance. Form 354 identifies the respondent, the marriage, and data on the spouse and spouse's parents. This information permits the NRC to make initial security determinations and to assure there is no increased risk to the common defense and security. 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/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC's home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by September 29, 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 (3150-0026), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be emailed to DanielleYJones@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at 202-395-1741. The Acting NRC Clearance Officer is Brenda Miles, telephone: 301- 415-7884.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-20447
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-28
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: 10 CFR Part 54, ``Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0155. 3. How often the collection is required: There is a one-time application for any licensee wishing to renew the operating license for its nuclear power plant. There is a one-time requirement for each licensee with a renewed operating license to submit a letter documenting the completion of inspection and testing activities. All holders of renewed licenses must perform yearly record keeping. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Commercial nuclear power plant licensees who wish to renew their operating licenses and holders of renewed licenses. 5. The number of annual respondents: 58 (52 recordkeepers + 6 responses (2 license renewal applications expected on average + 4 letters documenting the completion of inspection and testing activities expected on average)). 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 220,340 hours (168,340 hours of reporting + 52,000 hours of recordkeeping). 7. Abstract: Part 54 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), establishes license renewal requirements for commercial nuclear power plants and describes the information that licensees must submit to the NRC when applying for a license renewal. The application must contain information on how the licensee will manage the detrimental effects of age-related degradation on certain plant systems, structures, and components so as to continue the plant's safe operation during the renewal term. The NRC needs this information to determine whether the licensee's actions will be effective in assuring the plants' continued safe operation during the period of extended operation. Holders of renewed licenses must retain in an auditable and retrievable form, for the term of the renewed operating license, all information and documentation required to document compliance with 10 CFR Part 54. The NRC needs access to this information for continuing effective regulatory oversight. Submit, by October 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-2014-0182. 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-2014-0182. Mail comments to Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Brenda Miles (T-5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Brenda Miles (T-5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-7884, or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-20296
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-26
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: 2014-20055
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted to OMB for review the following proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The NRC published a Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period on this information collection on May 16, 2014. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. 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.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0013. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 241. 5. 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. 6. Who will be 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 Sec. 150.20 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR). 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 1,562 responses. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 153 respondents. 9. An estimate of the total 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). 10. 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. The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly-available documents, including the final supporting statement, at the NRC's Public Document Room, Room O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC's Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/ doc-comment/omb/. The document will be available on the NRC's home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by September 24, 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 (3150-0013) 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 NRC Clearance Officer is Tremaine Donnell, telephone: 301-415- 6258.
Early Site Permit for the PSEG Site
Document Number: 2014-19983
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE or Corps), Philadelphia District, are issuing for public comment NUREG-2168, ``Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Early Site Permit (ESP) for the PSEG Site.'' The site is located in Salem County, New Jersey.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2014-19889
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Revision to Chilled Water; Correction
Document Number: 2014-19752
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a notice that was published in the Federal Register (FR) on August 5, 2014, that requested public comment on NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition,'' Section 9.2.7, Chilled Water.'' This action is being taken to correct the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) accession number for NUREG-0800, Section 9.2.7.
James Chaisson; Establishment Of Atomic Safety And Licensing Board
Document Number: 2014-19675
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-19660
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2014-19386
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-19
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 July 24, 2014 to August 6, 2014. The last biweekly notice was published on August 5, 2014.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2014-19566
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Florida Power & Light Company; Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Units 3 and 4
Document Number: 2014-19282
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved a request by Florida Power & Light Company (the licensee) for amendments to Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-31 and DPR-41, issued to the licensee for operation of Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Units 3 and 4 (Turkey Point), located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The amendments revise the ultimate heat sink (UHS) water temperature limit in the Turkey Point Technical Specifications (TSs) from 100 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit ([deg]F) and revise surveillance requirements for monitoring the UHS temperature and component cooling water (CCW) heat exchangers. The amendments also made editorial changes to the TSs. The Staff finds that the application for the license amendments complies with the requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and the NRC's regulations.
Department of the Air Force, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico
Document Number: 2014-19280
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering an amendment to License No. 42-23539-01AF (Docket No. 030-28641) which authorizes the unrestricted release of Radioactive Waste Site RW-06 at Kirtland Air Force Base. The NRC has reviewed the Department of the Air Force's final status survey report and conducted an independent confirmatory survey of the site. The NRC concludes that the site meets the radiological criteria established in regulations for unrestricted use. The NRC plans to approve the final status survey report and issue an amendment to the license which allows Site RW-06 to be released for unrestricted use.
Setpoints for Safety-Related Instrumentation
Document Number: 2014-19220
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plans to hold a public meeting to review draft regulatory guide (DG) 1141, ``Setpoints for Safety-Related Instrumentation.'' This DG is proposed Revision 4 of Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.105, ``Setpoints for Safety-Related Instrumentation.''
Maintaining the Effectiveness of License Renewal Aging Management Programs
Document Number: 2014-19194
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Regulatory Issue Summary (RIS) 2014-09, ``Maintaining the Effectiveness of License Renewal Aging Management Programs.'' This RIS reminds holders of renewed licenses of the requirements to maintain the effectiveness of their aging management programs and activities. The RIS explains that, in general, renewed license holders are obligated to maintain these programs and activities under their quality assurance program used to meet regulatory requirements.
Revisions to NUREG-0800, Chapters 2 and 3
Document Number: 2014-19192
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing final revisions to the following sections in Chapters 2 and 3 of NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition,'' Section 2.5.1, ``Basic Geologic and Seismic Information,'' Section 2.5.2, ``Vibratory Ground Motion,'' Section 2.5.3, ``Surface Faulting,'' Section 2.5.4, ``Stability of Subsurface Materials and Foundations,'' Section 2.5.5, ``Stability of Slopes,'' and Section 3.7.4, ``Seismic Instrumentation.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-19016
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment about our intention to request the OMB's approval for a generic 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: Reports Concerning Possible Non-Routine Emergency Generic Problems. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0012. 3. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Nuclear power reactor licensees, nonpower reactors, and materials applicants and licensees. 5. The number of annual respondents: 231. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 83,100. 7. Abstract: The NRC is requesting approval authority to collect information concerning possible nonroutine generic problems which would require prompt action from the NRC to preclude potential threats to public health and safety. During the conduct of normal program activities, the NRC becomes aware of an emergent event or issue that may be identified in its licensing, inspection, and enforcement programs. In addition, reportable occurrences, or unusual events, equipment failures, construction problems, and issues discovered or raised during safety reviews are brought to the attention of the NRC through licensee reporting procedures and the safety review process. The emergent event or issue may present a situation in which the NRC does not have enough information to support regulatory decision making regarding an appropriate course of action to address the event or issue. If the NRC determines that an event or issue may have or has the potential for an immediate impact upon public health, safety, common defense, and/or the environment, the agency will prepare a bulletin or other form of generic communication that requires licensees and/or permit holders to respond within a specified period with information that would support agency evaluation and regulatory decision making. The bulletin may request licensees and permit holders to conduct evaluations, perform tests, and provide specified information within a prescribed time frame. Submit, by October 14, 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-2014-0188. 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-2014-0188. Mail comments to the Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Kristen Benney (T-5 F50), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Kristen Benney (T-5 F50), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by telephone at 301-415-6355, or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-19015
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-12
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 April 21, 2014. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 75, ``Safeguards on Nuclear MaterialImplementation of US/IAEA Agreement.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0055. 4. The form number if applicable: Not Applicable. 5. How often the collection is required: Reporting is done when specified events occur. Recordkeeping for nuclear material accounting and control information is done in accordance with specific instructions. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Licensees of facilities on the U.S. eligible list who have been selected by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for reporting or recordkeeping activities. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 7 (2 reporting responses + 5 recordkeepers). 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 5. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 3,960.4. 10. Abstract: Part 75 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, requires selected licensees to provide reports of nuclear material inventory and flow for selected facilities under the US/IAEA Safeguards Agreement, permit inspections by IAEA inspectors, complementary access of IAEA inspectors under the Additional Protocol, give immediate notice to the NRC in specified situations involving the possibility of loss of nuclear material, and give notice for imports and exports of specified amounts of nuclear material. These licensees will also follow written material accounting and control procedures, although actual reporting of transfer and material balance records to the IAEA will be done through the U. S. State system (Nuclear Materials Management and Safeguards System, collected under OMB clearance numbers 3150-0003, 3150-0004, 3150-0057, and 3150-0058.) The NRC needs this information to implement its responsibilities under the US/IAEA agreement. The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly-available documents, including the final supporting statement, at the NRC's Public Document Room, Room O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC's Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/ doc-comment/omb/. The document will be available on the NRC's home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by September 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.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2014-19025
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3; South Carolina Electric and Gas; Changes to the Structures and Layout of the Turbine Building
Document Number: 2014-18970
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-11
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. 12 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 consists of changes to the updated final safety analysis report (UFSAR) for VCSNS Units 2 and 3 (including the plant-specific Tier 1 Table 3.3-1 and Figure 3.3-11B) and the corresponding Table 3.3- 1 and Figure 3.3-11B of Appendix C to the Facility COLs. 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.
License Renewal Application for Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2014-18966
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft plant-specific supplement 53 to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, NUREG-1437, regarding the renewal of operating license DPR-77 and DPR-79 for an additional 20 years of operation for Sequoyah Nuclear Plant (SQN), Units 1 and 2. SQN is located in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee. 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.
Treatment of Natural Phenomena Hazards in Fuel Cycle Facilities
Document Number: 2014-18818
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking public comment on a draft generic letter to request information from licensees to address the treatment of natural phenomena hazards in fuel cycle facilities. The NRC has determined that facility-specific information is necessary to confirm that fuel cycle facilities are in compliance with appropriate regulatory requirements. The NRC will use information submitted by licensees in response to the generic letter if additional regulatory action is warranted.
In the Matter of Geisser Engineering Corporation
Document Number: 2014-18815
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an order imposing a civil monetary penalty to Geisser Engineering Corporation. The order requires Geisser Engineering Corporation to pay a civil penalty in the amount of $8,400.
Setpoints for Safety-Related Instrumentation
Document Number: 2014-18757
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a notice that was published in the Federal Register (FR) on July 11, 2014, announcing the release of draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1141, ``Setpoints for Safety-Related Instrumentation,'' for a 60 day public comment period. This action is being taken to correct the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession number for DG- 1141. The document at the corrected ADAMS number includes editorial changes that were not included in the previously referenced version of DG-1141, but there are no technical changes. Due to this error, the NRC is extending the comment period from September 9, 2014, to October 10, 2014.
Exemptions; Issuance: Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc.
Document Number: 2014-18631
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-06
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 Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc. (DEK, the licensee), from certain regulatory requirements. The exemption would remove the requirement that a licensed senior operator approve the emergency suspension of security measures for Kewaunee Power Station (KPS) during certain emergency conditions or during severe weather.
Atomic Safety and Licensing Board; Notice (Regarding Weapons at Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Proceedings)
Document Number: 2014-18628
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Standard Review Plan for License Applications for Fuel Cycle Facilities
Document Number: 2014-18622
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On June 5, 2014, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) solicited comments on draft NUREG-1520, Revision 2, titled ``Standard Review Plan [SRP] for License Applications for Fuel Cycle Facilities.'' The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on September 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-18562
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-06
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 April 23, 2014. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 536, ``Operator Licensing Examination Data.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0131. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 536. 5. How often the collection is required: Annually. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: All holders of operating licenses for nuclear power reactors under the provision of Part 50 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ``Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities,'' except those that have permanently ceased operations and have certified that fuel has been permanently removed from the reactor vessel. All holders of, or applicants for, a limited work authorization, early site permit, or combined license issued under 10 CFR Part 52, ``Licenses, Certifications and Approval for Nuclear Power Plants.'' 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 105. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 105. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 105. 10. Abstract: The NRC is requesting renewal of its clearance to annually request all commercial power reactor licensees and applicants for an operating license to voluntarily send to the NRC: (1) Their projected number of candidates for initial operator licensing examinations; (2) the estimated dates of the examinations; (3) if the examinations will be facility developed or NRC developed, and (4) the estimated number of individuals that will participate in the Generic Fundamentals Examination (GFE) for that calendar year. Except for the GFE, this information is used to plan budgets and resources in regard to operator examination scheduling in order to meet the needs of the nuclear power industry. The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly-available documents, including the final supporting statement, at the NRC's Public Document Room, Room O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC's Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/ doc-comment/omb/. The document will be available on the NRC's home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by September 5, 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.
Maintenance Rule
Document Number: 2014-18515
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a final revision to Section 17.6, ``Maintenance Rule,'' of NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition.''
Proposed Revision to Chilled Water
Document Number: 2014-18514
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-05
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 9.2.7, ``Chilled Water.'' The current Standard Review Plan (SRP) does not contain guidance for staff review of chilled water.
Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria; Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station Unit 2
Document Number: 2014-18510
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-05
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 2.1.03.11, for the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station Unit 2.
Light Load Handling System and Refueling Cavity Design
Document Number: 2014-18507
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a final revision to NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan (SRP) for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition,'' Section 9.1.4, ``Light Load Handling System and Refueling Cavity Design.''
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2014-18395
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-05
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 July 10, 2014 to July 23, 2014.
Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving Proposed No Significant Hazards Considerations and Containing Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information
Document Number: 2014-17949
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of seven amendment requests. The amendment requests are for James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant; Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station; Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant; LaSalle County Station, Units 1 and 2 (two requests); Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, Unit 2; Prairie Island Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2. 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).
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2014-18508
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Omaha Public Power District; Fort Calhoun Station, Unit No. 1
Document Number: 2014-18398
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Omaha Public Power District to withdraw its application dated February 18, 2013, as supplemented by letter dated February 20, 2014, for a proposed amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-40. The proposed amendment would have revised the Technical Specification Definitions and Technical Specification Sections 2.0.1 and 2.7 for Inoperable System, Subsystem or Component Due to Inoperable Power Source.
Laboratory Investigations of Soils and Rocks for Engineering Analysis and Design of Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2014-18303
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1256, ``Laboratory Investigations of Soils and Rocks for Engineering Analysis and Design of Nuclear Power Plants.'' This guide describes a method that the NRC staff considers acceptable for use in the laboratory testing of soils and rocks needed to confirm the design and safety of nuclear power plants.
Tennessee Valley Authority; Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Unit 1
Document Number: 2014-18202
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA or the licensee) to withdraw its August 28, 2013, application for proposed amendment to Facility Operating License No. NPF-90 for Watts Bar Nuclear Plant (WBN), Unit 1, Rhea County, Tennessee.