Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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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
Environmental Issues Associated With New Reactors
Document Number: 2014-20976
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
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. 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.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, Subcommittee on Fukushima; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-20960
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2014-20901
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (Acrs); Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on AP1000; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-20815
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Indian Point Nuclear Generating Units 2 and 3; Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.
Document Number: 2014-20810
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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
Document Number: 2014-20671
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-02
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 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
Document Number: 2014-20644
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-02
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 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.
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