Environmental Issues Associated With New Reactors
The U.S Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff is issuing its final Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) Combined License and Early Site Permit (COL/ESP) No. 026 (COL/ESP-ISG-026), ``Environmental Issues Associated with New Reactors.'' The purpose of this ISG is to clarify the NRC guidance and application of NUREG-1555, ``Standard Review Plans for Environmental Reviews for Nuclear Power Plants: Environmental Standard Review Plan,'' regarding the assessment of construction impacts, greenhouse gas and climate change, socioeconomics, environmental justice, need for power, alternatives, cumulative impacts, and cultural/historical resources as part of the preparation of environmental impact statements for early site permit (ESP) and combined license (COL) applications.
Indian Point Nuclear Generating Units 2 and 3; Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.
On April 23, 2007, Entergy Operations, Inc. (Entergy or the licensee), submitted to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) an application for renewal of Facility Operating Licenses DPR-26 and DPR- 64 for an additional 20 years of operation at Indian Point Nuclear Generating Units 2 and 3 (IP2 and IP3). On December 3, 2010, the NRC staff issued the final supplemental environmental impact statement (FSEIS) documenting its final analysis and recommendation on the proposed actionrenewal of the operating licenses for IP2 and IP3. On June 20, 2013, the NRC staff issued a supplement to the FSEIS to incorporate new and revised information related to the impacts from IP2 and IP3 on aquatic species. The purpose of this document is to inform the public that the NRC will be preparing a second supplement to the FSEIS to provide information to decision makers relevant to environmental impacts of the proposed federal action and to further the purposes of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), including new aquatic impact data, refined cost estimates associated with the licensee's severe accident mitigation alternatives (SAMA) analysis, and other matters.
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
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 August 7, 2014 to August 20, 2014. The last biweekly notice was published on August 19, 2014.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
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 20, 2014. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 81, ``Standard Specifications for the Granting of Patent Licenses.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0121. 4. The form number if applicable: Not applicable. 5. How often the collection is required: Applications for licenses are submitted once. Other reports are submitted annually or as events require. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Applicants for and holders of NRC licenses to inventions covered by patents or patent applications. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 1. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 1. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 37; however, no applications are anticipated during the next 3 years. 10. 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. 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 October 2, 2014. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given to comments received after this date.