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

Event Reporting Guidelines
Document Number: 2014-23282
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing NUREG- 1022, Revision 3, Supplement 1, ``Event Reporting Guidelines: 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii).'' This final NUREG-1022, Revision 3, Supplement 1 endorses the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) 13-01, ``Reportable Action Levels for Loss of Emergency Preparedness Capabilities,'' dated July 2014. 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.
Safeguards Information-Modified Handling Categorization; Change for Materials Facilities
Document Number: 2014-23257
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations to remove the Safeguards InformationModified Handling (SGI-M) designation of the security-related information for large irradiators, manufacturers and distributors, and for transport of category 1 quantities of radioactive material. The rulemaking would also result in the removal of the SGI-M designation of the security- related information for the transportation of irradiated reactor fuel that weighs 100 grams or less in net weight of irradiated fuel. The security-related information for these facilities and the transportation of certain materials would no longer be designated as SGI-M and would be protected under the information protection requirements that apply to other materials licensees that possess category 1 and category 2 quantities of radioactive material.
Safeguards Information-Modified Handling Categorization; Change for Materials Facilities
Document Number: 2014-23256
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to remove the Safeguards InformationModified Handling (SGI-M) designation of the security-related information for large irradiators, manufacturers and distributors, and for transport of category 1 quantities of radioactive material. The rulemaking will also result in the removal of the SGI-M designation of the security-related information for the transportation of irradiated reactor fuel that weighs 100 grams or less in net weight of irradiated fuel. The security-related information for these facilities and the transportation of certain materials will no longer be designated as SGI-M and will be protected under the information protection requirements that apply to other materials licensees that possess category 1 and category 2 quantities of radioactive material.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Transnuclear, Inc. NUHOMS® HD Cask System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1030, Amendment No. 2
Document Number: 2014-23220
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of October 14, 2014, for the direct final rule that was published in the Federal Register on July 31, 2014. This direct final rule amended the NRC's spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Transnuclear, Inc. NUHOMS[supreg] HD Cask System listing within the ``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 2 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1030.
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2014-23015
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
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 September 4, 2014 to September 17, 2014. The last biweekly notice was published on September 16, 2014.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2014-23284
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-23123
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Southern Nuclear Operating Company; Reclassification of Portions of Human Factors Verification and Validation Planning Documents
Document Number: 2014-23032
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-26
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 2* of the generic design control document (DCD) and issuing License Amendment No. 22 to Combined Licenses (COL), NPF-91 and NPF-92. The COLs were issued to Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC), Georgia Power Company, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia, and City of Dalton, Georgia (the licensee), for construction and operation of the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4, located in Burke County, Georgia. The amendment revises the updated final safety analysis report (UFSAR) by reclassifying portions of the five Tier 2* Human Factors & Validation (V&V) Technical Reports listed in UFSAR Table 1.6-1 and Chapter 18, Subsection 18.11.2. The granting of the exemption allows the changes to Tier 2* information asked for in the amendment. Because the acceptability of the exemption was determined in part by the acceptability of the amendment, the exemption and amendment are being issued concurrently.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-22968
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-26
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 July 2, 2014. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: Voluntary Reporting of Performance Indicators. 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0195. 4. The form number if applicable: N/A. 5. How often the collection is required: Quarterly. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Power reactor licensees. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 400. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 100. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 81,250 hours (80,000 hours of reporting and 1,250 hours of recordkeeping). 10. Abstract: As part of a joint industry-NRC initiative, the NRC receives information submitted voluntarily by power reactor licensees regarding selected performance attributes known as performance indicators (PIs). Performance indicators are objective measures of the performance of licensee systems or programs. The NRC uses PI information and inspection results in its Reactor Oversight Process to make decisions about plant performance and regulatory response. Licensees transmit PIs electronically to reduce burden on themselves and 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 October 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. Danielle Y. Jones, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0195), 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 NRC Clearance Officer is Kristen Benney, telephone: 301-415- 6355.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-22931
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The 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 June 30, 2014. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Revision. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 72, ``Licensing Requirements for the Independent Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level Radioactive Waste and Reactor-Related Greater than Class C Waste.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0132. 4. The form number if applicable: NA. 5. How often the collection is required: Required reports are collected and evaluated on a continuing basis as events occur; submittal of reports varies from less than one per year under some rule sections to up to an average of about 80 per year under other rule sections. Applications for new licenses, certificates of compliance (CoCs), and amendments may be submitted at anytime; applications for renewal of licenses are required every 40 years for an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) or CoC effective May 21, 2011, and every 40 years for a Monitored Retrievable Storage (MRS) facility. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Certificate holders and applicants for a CoC for spent fuel storage casks; licensees and applicants for a license to possess power reactor spent fuel and other radioactive materials associated with spent fuel storage in an ISFSI; and the Department of Energy for licenses to receive, transfer, package and possess power reactor spent fuel, high-level waste, and other radioactive materials associated with spent fuel and high-level waste storage in an MRS. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 515. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 76. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 69,065. 10. Abstract: Part 72 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), establishes mandatory requirements, procedures, and criteria for the issuance of licenses to receive, transfer, and possess power reactor spent fuel and other radioactive materials associated with spent fuel storage in an ISFSI, as well as requirements for the issuance of licenses to the Department of Energy to receive, transfer, package, and possess power reactor spent fuel and high-level radioactive waste, and other associated radioactive materials in an MRS. The information in the applications, reports, and records is used by NRC to make licensing and other regulatory determinations. 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 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. Danielle Y. Jones, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0132), 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.
Domestic Licensing of Special Nuclear Material-Written Reports and Clarifying Amendments
Document Number: 2014-22866
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations related to reportable safety events involving special nuclear material. This rule increases the time licensees are allowed to submit a written follow-up report from within 30 days to within 60 days after the initial report of an event, updates the reporting framework for certain situations, and removes redundant reporting requirements. These amendments affect a licensee or an applicant that is, or plans to be, authorized to possess greater than a critical mass of special nuclear material. This action resulted from a petition for rulemaking (PRM) received by the NRC (PRM-70-8). As a result of this direct final rule, the NRC's ``FCSS [Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards] Interim Staff Guidance-12, Revision 1, 10 CFR [Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations] Part 70Reportable Safety Events'' contains minor editorial updates that reflect the amendments.
Domestic Licensing of Special Nuclear Material-Written Reports and Clarifying Amendments
Document Number: 2014-22865
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations related to reportable safety events involving special nuclear material. This rule increases the time licensees are allowed to submit a written follow-up report from within 30 days to within 60 days after the initial report of an event, updates the reporting framework for certain situations, and removes redundant reporting requirements. These amendments affect a licensee or an applicant that is, or plans to be, authorized to possess greater than a critical mass of special nuclear material. This action resulted from a petition for rulemaking (PRM) received by the NRC (PRM-70-8). As a result of this proposed rule, the NRC's ``FCSS [Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards] Interim Staff Guidance-12, Revision 1, 10 CFR [Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations] Part 70, Appendix AReportable Safety Events,'' will contain minor updates that reflect the amendments in this rulemaking.
Proposed Revisions to Conduct of Operations
Document Number: 2014-22733
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is revising the following sections and soliciting public comment on the following sections in Chapter 13, ``Conduct of Operations,'' of NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition,'' Section 13.1.1, ``Management and Technical Support Organization''; Section 13.1.2-13.1.3, ``Operating Organization''; Section 13.2.1, ``Reactor Operator Requalification Program; Reactor Operator Training''; Section 13.2.2, ``Non-licensed Plant Staff Training''; Section 13.5.1.1, ``Administrative Procedures ,General''; and Section 13.5.2.1, ``Operating and Emergency Operating Procedures.''
Quality Assurance Program Description-Design Certification, Early Site Permit and New License Applicants
Document Number: 2014-22728
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-24
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 17.5, ``Quality Assurance Program Description Design Certification, Early Site Permit and New License Applicants.''
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Call for Nominations
Document Number: 2014-22621
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is advertising for nominations for the position of Diagnostic Radiologist on the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI). Nominees should be a currently practicing diagnostic radiologist.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2014-22576
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station
Document Number: 2014-22526
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an amendment to Facility Operating License No. DPR-35, issued to Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., for operation of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. The proposed amendment would revise Technical Specification (TS) 4.3.4.b to reflect the removal of the energy absorbing pad from the spent fuel pool and the installation of a leveling platform.
Protection of Digital Computer and Communication Systems and Networks
Document Number: 2014-22523
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received a petition for rulemaking (PRM) from Anthony Pietrangelo, filed on behalf of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI or the petitioner) on June 12, 2014. The petitioner requests that the NRC revise its cyber security requirements to ensure that its regulations prevent radiological sabotage and adequately protect the public health and safety and common defense and security. The NRC is requesting public comment on the petition for rulemaking.
Medical Use of Byproduct Material-Medical Event Definitions, Training and Experience, and Clarifying Amendments; Correction
Document Number: 2014-22522
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a proposed rule appearing in the Federal Register (FR) on July 21, 2014, to amend the NRC's regulations related to the medical use of byproduct material. The public comment period for the information collection aspects of the proposed rule was to have ended on August 20, 2014. However, the proposed rule inadvertently omitted the one-time implementation costs from the information collection burden estimate. This action sets out the corrected information collection burden estimate in its entirety and allows the public 30 days to comment from the date of publication of this action.
Generic Environmental Impact Statement for Continued Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel
Document Number: 2014-22250
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has published the final generic environmental impact statement (GEIS), NUREG-2157, ``Generic Environmental Impact Statement for Continued Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel.'' NUREG-2157 addresses the environmental impacts of continued storage of spent nuclear fuel beyond the licensed life for operations of a reactor and provides a regulatory basis for the NRC's final rule on the environmental impacts of continued storage of spent nuclear fuel beyond the licensed life for operations of a reactor.
Continued Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel
Document Number: 2014-22215
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is revising its generic determination regarding the environmental impacts of the continued storage of spent nuclear fuel beyond a reactor's licensed life for operation and prior to ultimate disposal. The NRC prepared a final generic environmental impact statement that provides a regulatory basis for this final rule. The Commission concludes that the generic environmental impact statement generically determines the environmental impacts of continued storage of spent nuclear fuel beyond the licensed life for operation of a reactor. The final rule also clarifies that the generic determination applies to license renewal for an independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI), reactor construction permits, and early site permits. The final rule clarifies how the generic determination will be used in future NRC environmental reviews, and makes changes to improve readability. Finally, the final rule makes conforming amendments to the determinations on the environmental effects of renewing the operating license of a nuclear power plant to address issues related to the onsite storage of spent nuclear fuel and offsite radiological impacts of spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste disposal.
Acute Uranium Standards for Integrated Safety Analyses
Document Number: 2014-22230
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is soliciting public comment on its draft Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) Acute Uranium Exposure Standards. Fuel cycle facilities are required to submit Integrated Safety Analysis (ISA) summaries which include ``proposed quantitative standards.'' These standards are used to determine when acute chemical exposure events analyzed in the ISA result in high or intermediate consequences. The NRC has developed an ISG document that identifies uranium intake quantities the staff finds acceptable for classifying uranium exposure events analyzed in ISAs.
Proposed Revisions to Radioactive Waste Management
Document Number: 2014-22199
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is soliciting public comment on the following sections in Chapter 11, ``Radioactive Waste Management,'' of NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan (SRP) for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition,'' Section 11.1, ``Coolant Source Terms''; Section 11.2, ``Liquid Waste Management System''; Section 11.3, ``Gaseous Waste Management System''; Section 11.4, ``Solid Waste Management System''; Section 11.5, ``Process and Effluent Radiological Monitoring Instrumentation and Sampling Systems''; Branch Technical Position 11-3, ``Design Guidance for Solid Radioactive Waste Management Systems Installed in Light-Water-Cooled Nuclear Power Reactor Plants''; Branch Technical Position 11-5, ``Postulated Radioactive Releases Due to a Waste Gas System Leak or Failure''; and Branch Technical Position 11-6, ``Postulated Radioactive Releases due to Liquid Containing Tank Failures.''
Fiscal Years 2014-2018 Strategic Plan
Document Number: 2014-22197
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the availability of NUREG-1614, Volume 6, ``U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Fiscal Years (FY) 2014-2018 Strategic Plan,'' dated August 2014. The agency's mission and strategic goals remain unchanged. The NRC's priority continues to be protection of public health and safety, promote the common defense and security, and protect the environment.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-22136
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-17
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: Voluntary Reporting of Planned New Reactor Applications. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-XXXX. 3. How often the collection is required: Annually. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Applicants, licensees, and potential applicants report this information on a strictly voluntary basis. 5. The number of annual respondents: 5. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 300. 7. Abstract: This voluntary information collection assists the NRC in determining resource and budget needs as well as aligning the proper allocation and utilization of resources to support applicant submittals, future construction-related activities, and other anticipated Part 50 and/or Part 52 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) licensing and design certification rulemaking actions. In addition, information provided to the NRC staff is intended to promote early communications between the NRC and the respective addressees about potential 10 CFR Part 50 and/or Part 52 licensing actions and related activities, submission dates, and plans for construction and inspection activities. The overarching goal of this information collection is to assist the NRC staff more effectively and efficiently plan, schedule, and implement activities and reviews in a timely manner. Submit, by November 17, 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-2014-0196. 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-2014-0196. Mail comments to the NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5 F42), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T-5 F42), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-6258, or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.
Biweekly Notice, Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2014-21833
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-16
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 August 21, 2014 to September 3, 2014. The last biweekly notice was published on September 2, 2014.
Southern California Edison Company; San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Units 2 and 3
Document Number: 2014-21932
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing exemptions in response to a February 13, 2014, request from Southern California Edison Company (SCE, or the licensee), representing itself and the other owners. The exemptions would permit the use of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), Units 2 and 3, decommissioning Trust funds for purposes other than decommissioning activities and would allow the licensee to use withdrawals from the decommissioning Trust funds without prior notification to the NRC. The NRC has reviewed the Trusts and determined that, at this time, there is reasonable assurance of sufficient financial resources in the Trusts to complete decommissioning activities.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2014-21933
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the Matter of James Chaisson (Enforcement Action); Notice of Hearing and Initial Scheduling Order
Document Number: 2014-21827
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Applications of Bioassay for Radioiodine
Document Number: 2014-21757
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 2 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 8.20, ``Applications of Bioassay for Iodine-125 and Iodine-131.'' The title of this regulatory guide has been changed to ``Applications of Bioassay for Radioiodine.'' It describes methods and criteria acceptable to the NRC staff for the development and implementation of a bioassay program by licensees handling or processing unsealed materials containing Iodine-123 (I- 123), Iodine-124 (I-124), Iodine-125 (I-125), Iodine-129 (I-129), and Iodine-131 (I-131), or a combination of these radionuclides.
UniStar Nuclear Energy; Combined License Application for Calvert Cliffs Power Plant, Unit 3
Document Number: 2014-21700
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in a response to a November 19, 2013, request from UniStar Nuclear Energy (UNE), on behalf of Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Project, LLC and UniStar Nuclear Operating Services, LLC which requested an exemption from Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR) updates included in their Combined License (COL) application. The NRC staff reviewed this request and determined that it is appropriate to grant the exemption, but stipulated that the updates to the FSAR must be submitted prior to, or coincident with, the resumption of the COL application review or by December 31, 2014, whichever comes first.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec International HI-STORM Underground Maximum Capacity Canister Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1040
Document Number: 2014-21419
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its spent fuel storage regulations by adding the Holtec International HI-STORM Underground Maximum Capacity (UMAX) Canister Storage System, Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1040, to the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks.'' Holtec International intends to provide an underground storage option compatible with the Holtec International HI-STORM FLOOD/WIND System (CoC No. 1032). The Holtec International HI-STORM UMAX Canister Storage System stores a hermetically sealed canister containing spent nuclear fuel in an in- ground vertical ventilated module. The Holtec International HI-STORM UMAX Canister Storage System is designed to provide long-term underground storage of loaded multi-purpose canisters previously certified for storage in CoC No. 1032.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec International HI-STORM Underground Maximum Capacity Canister Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1040
Document Number: 2014-21418
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by adding the Holtec International HI- STORM Underground Maximum Capacity (UMAX) Canister Storage System, Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1040, to the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks.'' Holtec International intends to provide an underground storage option compatible with the Holtec International HI- STORM FLOOD/WIND (FW) System (CoC No. 1032). The HI-STORM UMAX Canister Storage System stores a hermetically sealed canister containing spent nuclear fuel in an in-ground vertical ventilated module. The HI-STORM UMAX Canister Storage System is designed to provide long-term underground storage of loaded multi-purpose canisters previously certified for storage in CoC No. 1032.
Uranerz Energy Corporation
Document Number: 2014-21413
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a temporary exemption from certain NRC financial assurance requirements to Uranerz Energy Corporation, (Uranerz) in response to its annual financial assurance update for the Nichols Ranch in-situ recovery (ISR) Project. Issuance of this temporary exemption will not remove the requirement for Uranerz to provide adequate financial assurance through an approved mechanism, but will allow the NRC staff to further evaluate whether the State of Wyoming's separate account provision for financial assurance instruments it holds is consistent with the NRC's requirement for a standby trust agreement.
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: 2014-19880
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of six amendment requests. The amendment requests are for Fermi 2; Beaver Valley Power Station, Units 1 and 2; Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant; South Texas Project, Units 1 and 2; Hope Creek Generating Station and Salem Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1 and 2; South Texas Project, Units 1 and 2; and Wolf Creek Generating Station. For each amendment request, the NRC proposes to determine that they involve no significant hazards consideration. In addition, each amendment request contains sensitive unclassified non-safeguards information (SUNSI).
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2014-21407
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
DTE Electric Company; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Document Number: 2014-21212
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Energy Northwest; Columbia Generating Station
Document Number: 2014-21194
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an amendment to Facility Operating License No. NPF-21, issued to Energy Northwest, for operation of the Columbia Generating Station. The proposed amendment would revise the technical specification surveillance requirement for the ultimate heat sink to clarify that spray pond level is the average of the level in both ponds.
Specific Environmental Guidance for Light Water Small Modular Reactor Reviews
Document Number: 2014-21193
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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. 027 (COL/ESP-ISG-027), ``Specific Environmental Guidance for Light Water Small Modular Reactor Reviews.'' 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,'' with respect to environmental reviews for applications for licenses to construct and operate light water small modular reactors (SMRs). This guidance applies to environmental reviews associated with light water SMR applications for limited work authorizations, construction permits, operating licenses, early site permits (ESPs), and combined licenses (COLs).
Georgia Agreement State Program
Document Number: 2014-21192
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the discontinuation of the probation period for the Georgia Agreement State Program (Georgia Program).
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Limerick Generating Station, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2014-21116
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has published a final plant-specific supplement to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants (GEIS), NUREG-1437, regarding the renewal of Operating Licenses NPF-39 and NPF-85 for an additional 20 years of operation for Limerick Generating Station, Units 1 and 2 (LGS). The LGS site is located in Pottstown, PA. Possible alternatives to the proposed action (license renewal) include no action and reasonable alternative energy sources.
In the Matter of Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power, Co., Ltd. and All Other Persons Who Seek or Obtain Access to Safeguards Information Described Herein; Order Imposing Protection Requirements for Access to Safeguards Information (Effective Immediately)
Document Number: 2014-21076
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing this amended Order to clarify the access requirements and approvals necessary to provide adequate protection of Safeguards Information.
Northern States Power Company; Prairie Island Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2014-21000
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has docketed a license amendment application from Northern States Power Company (NSPM). NSPM is requesting a revision to the Technical Specifications of the TN-40 and TN-40HT casks utilized at the Prairie Island Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation located in Welch, Minnesota. The NRC is evaluating whether approval of this request would be categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment.
Conducting the Section 106 Process of the National Historic Preservation Act for Uranium Recovery Licensing Actions
Document Number: 2014-20996
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published on June 18, 2014, a notice requesting public comment on draft Interim Staff Guidance (ISG), FSME-ISG-02, ``Guidance for Conducting the Section 106 Process of the National Historic Preservation Act for Uranium Recovery Licensing Actions.'' The purpose of this notice is to extend the comment period for the draft ISG. The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on September 2, 2014. The NRC has decided to extend the public-comment period on this document until November 17, 2014, to allow more time for members of the public to submit their comments.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Reliability & PRA
Document Number: 2014-20980
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions