Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3; South Carolina Electric and Gas; Changes to the Structures and Layout of the Turbine Building
Document Number: 2014-18970
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting an exemption to allow a departure from the certification information of Tier 1 of the generic design control document (DCD) and issuing License Amendment No. 12 to Combined Licenses (COL) NPF-93 and NPF-94. The COLs were issued to South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) and South Carolina Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper) (the licensee), for construction and operation of the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station (VCSNS), Units 2 and 3 located in Fairfield County, South Carolina. The amendment consists of changes to the updated final safety analysis report (UFSAR) for VCSNS Units 2 and 3 (including the plant-specific Tier 1 Table 3.3-1 and Figure 3.3-11B) and the corresponding Table 3.3- 1 and Figure 3.3-11B of Appendix C to the Facility COLs. The granting of the exemption allows the changes to Tier 1 information as specified in the license amendment request (LAR). Because the acceptability of the exemption was determined in part by the acceptability of the amendment, the exemption and amendment are being issued concurrently.
License Renewal Application for Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2014-18966
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft plant-specific supplement 53 to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, NUREG-1437, regarding the renewal of operating license DPR-77 and DPR-79 for an additional 20 years of operation for Sequoyah Nuclear Plant (SQN), Units 1 and 2. SQN is located in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee. Possible alternatives to the proposed action (license renewal) include no action and reasonable alternative energy sources. The NRC staff plans to hold two public meetings during the public comment period to present an overview of the draft plant- specific supplement to the GEIS and to accept public comments on the document.
Treatment of Natural Phenomena Hazards in Fuel Cycle Facilities
Document Number: 2014-18818
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking public comment on a draft generic letter to request information from licensees to address the treatment of natural phenomena hazards in fuel cycle facilities. The NRC has determined that facility-specific information is necessary to confirm that fuel cycle facilities are in compliance with appropriate regulatory requirements. The NRC will use information submitted by licensees in response to the generic letter if additional regulatory action is warranted.
In the Matter of Geisser Engineering Corporation
Document Number: 2014-18815
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an order imposing a civil monetary penalty to Geisser Engineering Corporation. The order requires Geisser Engineering Corporation to pay a civil penalty in the amount of $8,400.
Setpoints for Safety-Related Instrumentation
Document Number: 2014-18757
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a notice that was published in the Federal Register (FR) on July 11, 2014, announcing the release of draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1141, ``Setpoints for Safety-Related Instrumentation,'' for a 60 day public comment period. This action is being taken to correct the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession number for DG- 1141. The document at the corrected ADAMS number includes editorial changes that were not included in the previously referenced version of DG-1141, but there are no technical changes. Due to this error, the NRC is extending the comment period from September 9, 2014, to October 10, 2014.
Exemptions; Issuance: Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc.
Document Number: 2014-18631
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a June 4, 2013, request from Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc. (DEK, the licensee), from certain regulatory requirements. The exemption would remove the requirement that a licensed senior operator approve the emergency suspension of security measures for Kewaunee Power Station (KPS) during certain emergency conditions or during severe weather.
Atomic Safety and Licensing Board; Notice (Regarding Weapons at Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Proceedings)
Document Number: 2014-18628
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Standard Review Plan for License Applications for Fuel Cycle Facilities
Document Number: 2014-18622
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On June 5, 2014, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) solicited comments on draft NUREG-1520, Revision 2, titled ``Standard Review Plan [SRP] for License Applications for Fuel Cycle Facilities.'' The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on September 3, 2014. The NRC has decided to extend the public comment period on this document to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-18562
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted to OMB for review the following proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The NRC published a Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period on this information collection on April 23, 2014. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 536, ``Operator Licensing Examination Data.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0131. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 536. 5. How often the collection is required: Annually. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: All holders of operating licenses for nuclear power reactors under the provision of Part 50 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ``Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities,'' except those that have permanently ceased operations and have certified that fuel has been permanently removed from the reactor vessel. All holders of, or applicants for, a limited work authorization, early site permit, or combined license issued under 10 CFR Part 52, ``Licenses, Certifications and Approval for Nuclear Power Plants.'' 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 105. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 105. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 105. 10. Abstract: The NRC is requesting renewal of its clearance to annually request all commercial power reactor licensees and applicants for an operating license to voluntarily send to the NRC: (1) Their projected number of candidates for initial operator licensing examinations; (2) the estimated dates of the examinations; (3) if the examinations will be facility developed or NRC developed, and (4) the estimated number of individuals that will participate in the Generic Fundamentals Examination (GFE) for that calendar year. Except for the GFE, this information is used to plan budgets and resources in regard to operator examination scheduling in order to meet the needs of the nuclear power industry. The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly-available documents, including the final supporting statement, at the NRC's Public Document Room, Room O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC's Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/ doc-comment/omb/. The document will be available on the NRC's home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by September 5, 2014. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given to comments received after this date.
Maintenance Rule
Document Number: 2014-18515
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a final revision to Section 17.6, ``Maintenance Rule,'' of NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition.''
Proposed Revision to Chilled Water
Document Number: 2014-18514
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is soliciting public comment on NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition,'' Section 9.2.7, ``Chilled Water.'' The current Standard Review Plan (SRP) does not contain guidance for staff review of chilled water.
Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria; Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station Unit 2
Document Number: 2014-18510
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff has determined that the inspections, tests, and analyses have been successfully completed, and that the specified acceptance criteria are met for ITAAC 2.1.03.11, for the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station Unit 2.
Light Load Handling System and Refueling Cavity Design
Document Number: 2014-18507
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a final revision to NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan (SRP) for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition,'' Section 9.1.4, ``Light Load Handling System and Refueling Cavity Design.''
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2014-18395
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to Section 189a.(2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this regular biweekly notice. The Act requires the Commission to publish notice of any amendments issued, or proposed to be issued and grants the Commission the authority to issue and make immediately effective any amendment to an operating license or combined license, as applicable, upon a determination by the Commission that such amendment involves no significant hazards consideration, notwithstanding the pendency before the Commission of a request for a hearing from any person. This biweekly notice includes all notices of amendments issued, or proposed to be issued, from July 10, 2014 to July 23, 2014.
Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving Proposed No Significant Hazards Considerations and Containing Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information
Document Number: 2014-17949
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of seven amendment requests. The amendment requests are for James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant; Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station; Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant; LaSalle County Station, Units 1 and 2 (two requests); Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, Unit 2; Prairie Island Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2. For each amendment request, the NRC proposes to determine that they involve no significant hazards consideration. In addition, each amendment request contains sensitive unclassified non-safeguards information (SUNSI).
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2014-18508
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Omaha Public Power District; Fort Calhoun Station, Unit No. 1
Document Number: 2014-18398
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Omaha Public Power District to withdraw its application dated February 18, 2013, as supplemented by letter dated February 20, 2014, for a proposed amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-40. The proposed amendment would have revised the Technical Specification Definitions and Technical Specification Sections 2.0.1 and 2.7 for Inoperable System, Subsystem or Component Due to Inoperable Power Source.
Laboratory Investigations of Soils and Rocks for Engineering Analysis and Design of Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2014-18303
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1256, ``Laboratory Investigations of Soils and Rocks for Engineering Analysis and Design of Nuclear Power Plants.'' This guide describes a method that the NRC staff considers acceptable for use in the laboratory testing of soils and rocks needed to confirm the design and safety of nuclear power plants.
Tennessee Valley Authority; Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Unit 1
Document Number: 2014-18202
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA or the licensee) to withdraw its August 28, 2013, application for proposed amendment to Facility Operating License No. NPF-90 for Watts Bar Nuclear Plant (WBN), Unit 1, Rhea County, Tennessee.
Florida Power & Light Company; Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4
Document Number: 2014-18159
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of amendments to Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR- 31 and DPR-41 issued to Florida Power & Light Company (FPL, the licensee) for operation of Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4 (Turkey Point) located in Homestead, Miami-Dade County, Florida. The proposed amendments would increase the ultimate heat sink (UHS) water temperature limit specified in the Turkey Point Technical Specifications (TSs) from 100 degrees Fahrenheit ([deg]F) to 104[emsp14][deg]F and add a surveillance requirement to monitor the UHS temperature more frequently if the UHS temperature approaches the new limit. The NRC did not identify any significant environmental impacts associated with the proposed license amendments based on its evaluation of the information provided in the licensee's application and other available information. Accordingly, the NRC has prepared this Environmental Assessment (EA) and Final Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed license amendments.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Transnuclear, Inc. NUHOMS® HD Cask System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1030, Amendment No. 2
Document Number: 2014-18083
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its 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.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Transnuclear, Inc. NUHOMS® HD Cask System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1030, Amendment No. 2
Document Number: 2014-18082
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its 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.
License Exemption for Uranium One USA, Inc.
Document Number: 2014-18050
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
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 Uranium One USA, Inc., (Uranium One) in response to its annual financial assurance update for the Willow Creek uranium in-situ recovery (ISR) Project. Issuance of this temporary exemption will not remove the requirement for Uranium One 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.
Zion Solutions, LLC; Zion Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2; Exemption From Certain Requirements
Document Number: 2014-17969
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Florida Power & Light Company; Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Units 3 and 4
Document Number: 2014-17946
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of amendments to Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR- 31 and DPR-41 issued to Florida Power & Light Company (the licensee) for operation of Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Units 3 and 4 (Turkey Point). The proposed amendments would revise the ultimate heat sink (UHS) water temperature limit in the Turkey Point Technical Specifications (TSs). Specifically, the proposed amendments would increase the UHS temperature limit and add a surveillance requirement to monitor the UHS temperature more frequently if the UHS temperature approaches the new limit.
In the Matter of Entergy Nuclear Operations
Document Number: 2014-17873
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a confirmatory order to Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., confirming agreements reached in an Alternative Dispute Resolution session held on May 15, 2014. As part of the agreement, Entergy will take actions to verify security staff and management training credentials, strengthen its safety culture, present the issue at industry meetings, set standards for security senior management and perform an independent effectiveness review. Entergy is also required to notify the NRC periodically of the status of its efforts.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-17868
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-30
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: Grant and Cooperative Agreement Provisions. 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0107. 4. The form number if applicable: Not applicable. 5. How often the collection is required: Technical performance reports are required every 6 months; other information is submitted on occasion, as needed. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Grant and Cooperative Agreement Recipients. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 668 (450 responses plus 218 recordkeepers). 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 218. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 5,081 (4,742 reporting hours plus 339 recordkeeping hours). 10. Abstract: The Acquisition Management Division is responsible for awarding grants and cooperative agreements (financial assistance) for the NRC. Acquisition Management Division collects information from assistance recipients in accordance with grant and cooperative agreement provisions in order to administer NRC's financial assistance program. The information collected under the provisions ensures that the Government's rights are protected, the agency adheres to public laws, the work proceeds on schedule, and that disputes between the Government and the recipient are settled. 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 August 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-17867
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-30
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: Generic Communications Program. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-XXXX. 3. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Nuclear power reactor licensees, non-power reactors and materials applicants and licensees. 5. The number of annual respondents: 500. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 156,000. 7. Abstract: The NRC is requesting approval of a generic clearance to collect information concerning possible non-routine generic problems which would require prompt action from NRC to preclude potential threats to public health and safety. Submit, by September 29, 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-2014-0174. 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-2014-0174. 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: 2014-17866
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-30
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 7, 2014. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 61, Licensing Requirements for Land Disposal of Radioactive Waste. 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0135. 4. The form number if applicable: Not applicable. 5. How often the collection is required: Applications for licenses are submitted as needed. Other reports are submitted annually and as other events require. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Applicants for and holders of an NRC license (to include Agreement State licensees) for land disposal of low-level radioactive waste; and all generators, collectors, and processors of low-level waste intended for disposal at a low-level waste facility. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 16 (12 reporting responses + 4 recordkeepers). 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 4. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 5,372 hours (56 hours reporting + 5,316 hours recordkeeping). 10. Abstract: Part 61 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), establishes the procedures, criteria, and license terms and conditions for the land disposal of low-level radioactive waste. The reporting and recordkeeping requirements are mandatory and, in the case of application submittals, are required to obtain a benefit. The information collected in the applications, reports, and records is evaluated by the NRC to ensure that the licensee's or applicant's disposal facility, equipment, organization, training, experience, procedures, and plans provide an adequate level of protection of public health and safety, common defense and security, and the environment. 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 August 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 Y. Jones, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150-0135), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be emailed to Danielle_Y_Jones@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at 202-395-1741. The Acting NRC Clearance Officer is Kristen Benney, telephone: 301- 415-6355.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2014-17864
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Radiation Protection
Document Number: 2014-17252
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing this advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) to obtain input from stakeholders on the development of a draft regulatory basis. The draft regulatory basis would support potential changes to the NRC's current radiation protection regulations. The goal of this effort is to achieve greater alignment between the NRC's radiation protection regulations and the 2007 recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) contained in ICRP Publication 103 (2007). Through this ANPR, the NRC has identified specific questions and issues with respect to a possible revision of the NRC's radiation protection requirements. Stakeholder comments, including responses to the specific questions, will be considered by the NRC staff when it develops the draft regulatory basis. In a separate and related activity, the NRC staff will be preparing an ANPR concerning the NRC's design objectives governing dose assessments for radioactive effluents from light-water-cooled nuclear power reactors, which should be published for public comment during the public comment period for this ANPR. The NRC plans to hold a series of public meetings to promote full understanding of the contemplated action and facilitate public comment.
URENCO USA (formerly Louisiana Energy Services, L.P.)
Document Number: 2014-17448
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received an application from URENCO USA for amendment of License No. SNM-2010, which authorizes it to operate a uranium enrichment facility. The license authorizes the production of enriched uranium up to a maximum of 5.0 percent U-235, using a gas centrifuge process. The amendment would allow URENCO USA (UUSA or the licensee) to utilize tails of approximately 0.4 wt% U-235 as feed material in a re-feed process; increase its possession mass limit for natural and depleted uranium to 251,000,000 kg; and increase its U-235 possession mass limit to 2,180,000 kg.
Environmental Impacts of Spent Fuel Storage During Reactor Operation
Document Number: 2014-17447
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received a supplement to a petition for rulemaking filed with the NRC by Diane Curran and Mindy Goldstein on behalf of 34 Environmental Organizations (the petitioner). The NRC docketed the original petition, dated February 18, 2014, as PRM-51-31. The supplement adds information to the record and is noticed for information only. The NRC is not requesting public comment.
Southern California Edison; San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Units 2 and 3
Document Number: 2014-17218
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of exemptions in response to a February 13, 2014, request from Southern California Edison Company (the licensee), representing itself and the other owners of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) Units 2 and 3. One exemption would permit the licensee to use funds from the SONGS, Units 2 and 3 decommissioning trusts (the Trusts) for irradiated fuel management and site restoration costs. Another exemption would allow the licensee to use withdrawals from the Trusts without prior notification to the NRC. The NRC staff is issuing a final Environmental Assessment (EA) and final finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) associated with the proposed exemptions.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-16992
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-21
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 14, 2014. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Revision. 2. The title of the information collection: Design Information QuestionnaireInternational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) N-71 and Associated Forms N-72, N-73, N-74, N-75, N-76, N-77, N-91, N-92, N-93, N-94. 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0056. 4. The form number if applicable: IAEA Form N-71 (and the appropriate associated IAEA Form) or Form N-91, to provide information concerning their installation for use by the IAEA. 5. How often the collection is required: It is estimated that this collection is required approximately 1 time per year. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Licensees of facilities on the United States (U.S.) eligible list who have been notified in writing by the NRC to submit the form. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 2. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 2. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 360 reporting hours. 10. Abstract: In order for the U.S. to fulfill its responsibilities as a participant in the U.S./IAEA Safeguards Agreement, the NRC must collect information from licensees about their installations and provide it to the IAEA. Licensees of facilities that appear on the U.S. eligible list and have been notified in writing by the NRC are required to complete and submit a Design Information Questionnaire, IAEA Form N- 71 (and the appropriate associated IAEA Form) or Form N-91, to provide information concerning their installation for use by the IAEA. 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 August 20, 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 (3150-0056), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be emailed to Danielle_Y_Jones@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at 202-395-1741. The Acting NRC Clearance Officer is Brenda Miles, telephone: 301- 415-7884.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-16991
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-21
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 March 28, 2014. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 64, ``Travel Voucher'' (Part 1); NRC Form 64A, ``Travel Voucher'' (Part 2); and NRC Form 64B, ``Optional Travel Voucher'' (Part 2). 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0192. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 64, ``Travel Voucher'' (Part 1); NRC Form 64A, ``Travel Voucher'' (Part 2); and NRC Form 64B, ``Optional Travel Voucher'' (Part 2). 5. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Contractors, consultants and invited NRC travelers who travel in the course of conducting business for the NRC. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 100. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 100 (1 hour per form). 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 100 (1 hour per form). 10. Abstract: Consultants, contractors, and those invited by the NRC to travel (e.g., prospective employees) must file travel vouchers and trip reports in order to be reimbursed for their travel expenses. The information collected includes the name, address, social security number, and the amount to be reimbursed. Travel expenses that are reimbursed are confined to those expenses essential to the transaction of official business for an approved trip. 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 August 20, 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 (3150-0192), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be emailed to Danielle_Y_Jones@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at 202-395-1741. The Acting NRC Clearance Officer is Brenda Miles, telephone: 301- 415-7884.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-16990
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC invites public comment about our intention to request the OMB's approval for renewal of an existing information collection that is summarized below. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted: 1. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 483, ``Registration Certificate -In Vitro Testing with Byproduct Material Under General License.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0038. 3. How often the collection is required: There is a one-time submittal of information to receive a validated copy of NRC Form 483 with an assigned registration number. In addition, any changes in the information reported on NRC Form 483 must be reported in writing to the NRC within 30 days after the effective date of such change. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Any physician, veterinarian in the practice of veterinary medicine, clinical laboratory or hospital which desires a general license to receive, acquire, possess, transfer, or use specified units of byproduct material in certain in vitro clinical or laboratory tests. 5. The number of annual respondents: 8 respondents. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 1.18 hours (1.07 hours reporting + 0.11 hour recordkeeping). 7. Abstract: Section 31.11 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) establishes a general license authorizing any physician, clinical laboratory, veterinarian in the practice of veterinary medicine, or hospital to possess certain small quantities of byproduct material for in vitro clinical or laboratory test not involving the internal or external administration of the byproduct material or the radiation therefrom to human beings or animals. Possession of byproduct material under 10 CFR 31.11 is not authorized until the physician, clinical laboratory, veterinarian in the practice of veterinary medicine, or hospital has filed NRC Form 483 and received from the Commission a validated copy of NRC Form 483 with a registration number. Submit, by September 19, 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-2014-0155. 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-2014-0155. Mail comments to the Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Brenda Miles (T-5 F44), 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 F44), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone: 301-415-7884, 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: 2014-16989
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted to OMB for review the following proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The NRC published a Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period on this information collection on February 19, 2014. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Revision. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 26, ``Fitness-for-Duty Programs.'' 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0146. 4. The form number if applicable: Not applicable. 5. How often the collection is required: Annually and on occasion. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: (1) Licensees authorized to operate a nuclear power reactor; (2) licensees authorized to possess, use, or transport formula quantities of strategic special nuclear material (SSNM) under part 70 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 FR); Corporations, firms, partnerships, limited liability companies, associations, or other organizations that obtain a certificate of compliance or an approved compliance plan under 10 CFR part 76, if the entity engages in activities involving formula quantities of SSNM; (3) combined license applicants (10 CFR part 52) who have been issued a limited work authorization (LWA, Sec. 50.10(e)); combined license holders before the Commission has made the finding under of Sec. 52.103(g); construction permit applicants who have been issued a LWA (Sec. 50.10) and construction permit holders (10 CFR part 50); and, early site permit holders who have been issued an LWA, all under specific circumstances; and, (4) contractor/vendors (C/V) who implement fitness-for-duty (FFD) programs or program elements, to the extent that licensees and other entities rely upon those C/V FFD programs or program elements to meet the requirements of this part. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 411,209 (129 reporting responses + 411,015 third-party disclosure responses + 65 recordkeepers). 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 98,630 respondents (30 drug and alcohol programs + 23 fatigue management programs + 12 HHS-certified laboratories + 98,565 third-party respondents). 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 623,943.1 hours (6,165.0 hours reporting + 314,218.8 hours recordkeeping + 303,559.1 hours third-party disclosure). 10. Abstract: The NRC's regulations in 10 CFR part 26 prescribe requirements to establish, implement, and maintain FFD programs at affected licensees and other entities. The objectives of these requirements are to provide reasonable assurance that persons subject to the rule are trustworthy, reliable, and not under the influence of any substance, legal or illegal, or mentally or physically impaired from any cause, which in any way could adversely affect their ability to safely and competently perform their duties. These requirements also provide reasonable assurance that the effects of fatigue and degraded alertness on individual's abilities to safely and competently perform their duties are managed commensurate with maintaining public health and safety. The information collections required by part 26 are necessary to properly manage FFD programs and to enable effective and efficient regulatory oversight of affected licensees other entities. These licensees and other entities must perform certain tasks, maintain records, and submit reports to comply with part 26 drug and alcohol provisions and fatigue management requirements. These records and reports are necessary to enable regulatory inspection and evaluation of a licensee's or entity's compliance with the NRC's regulations, its FFD performance, and of any significant FFD-related event to help maintain public health and safety, promote the common defense and security, and protect the environment. 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 August 20, 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 (3150-0146), NEOB-10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be emailed to Danielle_Y_Jones@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at 202-395-1741. The Acting NRC Clearance Officer is Brenda Miles, telephone: 301- 415-7884.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-16988
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-21
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 74 Material Control and Accounting of Special Nuclear Material. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0123. 3. How often the collection is required: Submission of fundamental material control plans is a one-time requirement which has been completed by all current licensees as required. However, licensees may submit amendments or revisions to the plans as necessary. In addition, specified inventory and material status reports are required annually or semi-annually. Other reports are submitted as events occur. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Persons licensed under part 70 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), who possess and use certain forms and quantities of Special Nuclear Material (SNM). 5. The number of annual respondents: 18. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: The total number of annual burden hours is 9,914 hours (9,005 hours for recordkeeping and 909 hours for reporting). 7. Abstract: Part 74 establishes requirements for material control and accounting of SNM, and specific performance-based regulations for licensees authorized to possess, use, and produce strategic special nuclear material, and special nuclear material of moderate strategic significance and low strategic significance. The information is used by the NRC to make licensing and regulatory determinations concerning material accounting of special nuclear material and to satisfy obligations of the United States to the International Atomic Energy Agency. Submission or retention of the information is mandatory for persons subject to the requirements. Submit, by September 19, 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-2014-0130. 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-2014-0130. Mail comments to the Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Brenda Miles (T-5 F44), 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 F44), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone: 301-415-7884, or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-16987
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-21
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 9, ``Public Records.'' 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0043. 3. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Individuals requesting access to records under the Freedom of Information (FOIA) or Privacy Acts (PA), through the Public Document Room (PDR), and submitters of information containing trade secrets or confidential commercial or financial information who have been notified that the NRC has made an initial determination that the information should be disclosed. 5. The number of annual respondents: 6,970. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 1,968.1. 7. Abstract: Part 9 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), prescribes procedures for individuals making requests for records under the FOIA or PA, and through the PDR. It contains information collection requirements for requests to waive or reduce fees for searching for and reproducing records in response to FOIA requests; appeals of denied requests; and requests for expedited processing. The information required from the public is necessary to justify requests for waivers or reductions in searching or copying fees; or to justify expedited processing. Section 9.28(b) provides that if the submitter of information designated to be trade secrets or confidential commercial or financial information objects to the disclosure, he must provide a written statement within 30 days that specifies all grounds why the information is a trade secret or commercial or financial information that is privileged or confidential. Submit, by September 19, 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-2014-0141. 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-2014-0141. Mail comments to the Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Brenda Miles (T-5 F44), 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 F44), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone: 301-415-7884, or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-16986
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (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 14, 2014. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: Notice of Enforcement Discretion (NOED) for Operating Power Reactors and Gaseous Diffusion Plants (NRC Enforcement Policy). 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150-0136. 4. The form number if applicable: N/A. 5. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Those licensees that voluntarily request enforcement discretion through the NOED process, and are granted enforcement discretion. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 20. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 12. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 1,492. 10. Abstract: The NRC's Enforcement Policy includes the circumstances in which the NRC may grant a NOED. On occasion, circumstances arise when a power plant licensee's compliance with a Technical Specification (TS) Limiting Condition for Operation or any other license condition would involve an unnecessary plant shutdown. Similarly, for a gaseous diffusion plant, circumstances may arise where compliance with a Technical Safety Requirement (TSR) or other condition would unnecessarily call for a total plant shutdown, or, compliance would unnecessarily place the plant in a condition where safety, safeguards, or security features were degraded or inoperable. In these circumstances, a licensee or certificate holder may request that the NRC exercise enforcement discretion, and the NRC staff may choose to not enforce the applicable TS, TSR, or other license or certificate condition. This enforcement discretion is designated as a NOED. A licensee or certificate holder seeking the issuance of a NOED must document the safety basis for the request, including an evaluation of the safety significance and potential consequences of the proposed request, a description of proposed compensatory measures, a justification for the duration of the request, the basis for the licensee's or certificate holder's conclusion that the request does not have a potential adverse impact on the public health and safety, and does not involve adverse consequences to the environment, and any other information the NRC staff deems necessary before making a decision to exercise discretion. In addition, the NRC's Enforcement Policy includes a provision allowing licensees to voluntarily adopt fire protection requirements contained in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 805, ``Performance Based Standard for Fire Protection for Light-Water Reactor Electric Generating Plants, 2001 Edition'' (NFPA 805). Licensees who wish to implement the risk-informed process in NFPA 805 must submit a letter of intent to the NRC. Licensees who wish to withdraw from the NFPA 805 risk informed process must submit a letter of retraction. 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 August 20, 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.
Medical Use of Byproduct Material-Medical Event Definitions, Training and Experience, and Clarifying Amendments
Document Number: 2014-16753
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations related to the medical use of byproduct material. In this action the NRC addresses three ongoing rulemaking projects and several other related topics. First, this rule proposes amendments to the reporting and notification requirements for a medical event for permanent implant brachytherapy. Second, the rule proposes changes to the training and experience (T&E) requirements for authorized users, medical physicists, Radiation Safety Officers, and nuclear pharmacists; to the requirements for measuring molybdenum (Mo) contamination and reporting of failed technetium and rubidium generators; and to allow Associate Radiation Safety Officers to be named on a medical license. Third, the rule proposes changes to address a request filed in a petition for rulemaking (PRM), PRM-35-20, to exempt certain board- certified individuals from certain T&E requirements (i.e., ``grandfather'' these individuals) so they may be identified on a license or permit for materials and uses that they performed on or before October 24, 2005, the expiration date of the prior T&E requirements.