Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Entergy Operations, Inc.; Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station
Document Number: 2015-32932
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing exemptions in response to a February 13, 2015, request from Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (ENO or the licensee). The licensee requested that Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (Vermont Yankee) be granted a permanent partial exemption from regulations that require retention of records for certain systems, structures, and components (SSCs) until the termination of the operating license.
Information Collection: NRC Form 398, Personal Qualification Statement-Licensee
Document Number: 2015-32845
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, ``NRC Form 398, Personal Qualification StatementLicensee.''
Information Collection: NRC Generic Letter 2016-XX, Monitoring of Neutron-Absorbing Materials in Spent Fuel Pools
Document Number: 2015-32836
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a proposed collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, ``NRC Generic Letter 2016-XX, Monitoring of Neutron-Absorbing Materials in Spent Fuel Pools.''
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2015-32807
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Training and Qualification of Security Personnel at Nuclear Power Reactor Facilities
Document Number: 2015-32778
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG) DG-5043, ``Training and Qualification of Security Personnel at Nuclear Power Reactor Facilities.'' The proposed revision to the regulatory guide (RG) updates training and qualification guidance that incorporates lessons learned since the original publication of the guide.
Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3
Document Number: 2015-32777
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft supplement to Supplement 38 to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Power Plants (GEIS), NUREG-1437, regarding the renewal of operating licenses DPR-26 and DPR-64, held by Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (Entergy), for the operation of Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3 (IP2 and IP3), for an additional 20 years of operation. Units IP2 and IP3 are located in Westchester County in the Village of Buchanan, New York, approximately 24 miles north of New York City.
Regulatory Improvements for Decommissioning Power Reactors
Document Number: 2015-32599
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-12-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On November 19, 2015, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requested comments on an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) on regulatory improvements for decommissioning power reactors. The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on January 4, 2016. The NRC has decided to extend the public comment period to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2015-32635
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Spent Fuel Transportation Package Response to the MacArthur Maze Fire Scenario
Document Number: 2015-32514
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft NUREG/CR, NUREG/CR-7206, ``Spent Fuel Transportation Package Response to the MacArthur Maze Fire Scenario.'' This report presents analyses that were performed to examine the hypothetical effects on a spent fuel transportation package from conditions during the MacArthur Maze accident in 2007. The analyses undertaken include FDS fire modeling, physical examination of material samples, ANSYS and COBRA-SFS code thermal modeling of a GA-4 package, ANSYS and LS-DYNA structural and thermal-structural modeling of the roadway and package, and fuel performance modeling using the FRAPTRAN- 1.4, FRAPCON-3.4, and DATING codes. The estimated release from the hypothetical scenario is below the prescribed limit for safety.
Spent Fuel Transportation Package Response to the Newhall Pass Fire Scenario
Document Number: 2015-32513
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft NUREG/CR, NUREG/CR-7207, ``Spent Fuel Transportation Package Response to the Newhall Pass Fire Scenario.'' This report presents analyses that were performed to examine the hypothetical effects on a spent fuel transportation package from conditions during the Newhall Pass accident in 2007. The analyses undertaken include FDS fire modeling, physical examination of material samples, ANSYS and COBRA-SFS code thermal modeling of a GA-4 package, and fuel performance modeling using the FRAPTRAN-1.4, FRAPCON-3.4, and DATING codes. The estimated release from the hypothetical scenario is below the prescribed limit for safety.
Bell Bend, LLC; Combined License Application for Bell Bend Nuclear Power Plant
Document Number: 2015-32512
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in a response to an October 7, 2015, letter from Bell Bend, 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 safety review or by December 31, 2016, whichever comes first.
Operating Philosophy for Maintaining Occupational Radiation Exposures as Low as is Reasonably Achievable
Document Number: 2015-32414
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-8033, ``Operating Philosophy for Maintaining Occupational Radiation Exposures As Low as is Reasonably Achievable.'' This DG is proposed Revision 2 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 8.10 and describes methods and procedures that the staff of NRC considers acceptable for maintaining radiation exposures to employees and the public as low as is reasonably achievable (ALARA). This revision incorporates additional guidance from operating ALARA experience since the previous revision to RG 8.10 in 1975.
Guidance on Making Changes to Emergency Plans for Nuclear Power Reactors
Document Number: 2015-32413
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1324, ``Guidance on Making Changes to Emergency Plans for Nuclear Power Reactors.'' This guidance is proposed Revison 1 of RG 1.219, which incorporates additional information on making changes to emergency plans by facilities that have permanently ceased operations.
Containment Shell or Liner Moisture Barrier Inspection
Document Number: 2015-32338
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking public comment on a draft regulatory issue summary (RIS) to reiterate the NRC staff's position in regard to American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) code-required inservice inspection requirements for moisture barriers. The NRC's regulations require, in part, that licensees implement the inservice inspection program for pressure retaining components and their integral attachments of metal containments and metallic liners of concrete containments in accordance with the ASME Code. If a material prevents moisture from contacting inaccessible areas of the containment shell or liner, especially if the material is being relied upon in lieu of augmented examinations of a susceptible location, the material must be inspected as a moisture barrier. The applicable ASME Code sections require licensees to inspect 100 percent of accessible moisture barriers during each inspection period.
Notice of Availability of Draft Guidance Documents for Subsequent License Renewal
Document Number: 2015-32368
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft NUREG, NUREG-2191, ``Generic Aging Lessons Learned for Subsequent License Renewal (GALL-SLR) Report, Volume 1 and Volume 2,'' and draft NUREG-2192, ``Standard Review Plan for Review of Subsequent License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants'' (SRP-SLR). These draft documents describe methods acceptable to the NRC staff for granting a subsequent license renewal in accordance with license renewal regulations, as well as techniques used by the NRC staff in evaluating applications for subsequent license renewal. Public meetings related to the issuance of these NUREGs are planned to be held on January 27 and 28, 2016, and February 23, 2016, at NRC's headquarters. Information about the public meetings will be posted on the NRC's Web site at http://meetings.nrc.gov/pmns/mtg.
Southern California Edison Company; San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Units 2 and 3
Document Number: 2015-32003
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) related to a request to amend Facility Operating License Nos. NPF-10 and NPF-15 and Docket No. 72-41, issued to the Southern California Edison Company (SCE or ``the licensee''), for operation of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Units 2 and 3 (hereinafter ``SONGS'' or ``the facility''), including the general-license Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI), located in San Diego County, California. The requested amendments would permit licensee security personnel to use certain firearms and ammunition feeding devices not previously permitted, notwithstanding State, local and certain Federal firearms laws or regulations that otherwise prohibit such actions.
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2015-31754
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-22
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 November 24, 2015, to December 7, 2015. The last biweekly notice was published on December 8, 2015.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2015-32138
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2015-32042
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Document Number: 2015-31875
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection: Domestic Licensing of Source Material
Document Number: 2015-31836
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a renewal of the OMB approval for an existing collection of information to OMB for review. The information collection is titled, ``10 CFR part 40, Domestic Licensing of Source Material'' (3150-0020).
Information Collection: Nuclear Material Events Database (NMED) for the Collection of Event Report, Response, Analyses, and Follow-Up Data on Events Involving the Use of Atomic Energy Act (AEA) Radioactive Byproduct Material
Document Number: 2015-31835
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, ``Nuclear Material Events Database (NMED for the Collection of Event Report, Response, Analyses, and Follow-up Data on Events Involving the Use of Atomic Energy Act (AEA) Radioactive Byproduct Material.''
Information Collection: Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance
Document Number: 2015-31834
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an existing collection of information. The information collection is entitled, ``Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance.''
Information Collection: NRC Form 664, “General Licensee Registration”
Document Number: 2015-31798
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, ``NRC Form 664, General Licensee Registration.''
Information Collection: Request for Information Regarding Recommendations 2.1, 2.3, and 9.3 of the Near-Term Task Force Review of Insights From the Fukushima Dai-ichi Event
Document Number: 2015-31797
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a renewal of an existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, ``Request for Information Regarding Recommendations 2.1, 2.3, and 9.3 of the Near-Term Task Force Review of Insights from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Event.''
Information Collection: NRC Form 531 “Request for Taxpayer Identification Number”
Document Number: 2015-31796
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, NRC Form 531 ``Request for Taxpayer Identification Number.''
Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station
Document Number: 2015-31808
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting exemptions in response to a request from Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (ENO or the licensee) regarding certain emergency planning (EP) requirements. The exemptions will eliminate the requirements to maintain formal offsite radiological emergency plans and reduce the scope of the onsite EP activities at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (VY), based on the reduced risks of accidents that could result in an offsite radiological release at the decommissioning nuclear power reactor. Provisions would still exist for offsite agencies to take protective actions, using a comprehensive emergency management plan (CEMP) to protect public health and safety, if protective actions were needed in the event of a very unlikely accident that could challenge the safe storage of spent fuel.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant
Document Number: 2015-31653
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) related to a request to amend Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-18, issued to Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon, ``the licensee''), for operation of the R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant (hereinafter ``Ginna,'' or ``the facility''), including the general-licensed Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation, Docket No. 72-67, located in Wayne County, NY. The requested amendment would permit licensee security personnel to use certain firearms and ammunition feeding devices not previously permitted, notwithstanding State, local, and certain Federal firearms laws or regulations that otherwise prohibit such actions.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2015-31652
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) related to a request to amend Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-63, NPR-69 and Docket No. 72-1036, issued to Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon, ``the licensee''), for operation of the Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2, including the general-licensed Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (hereinafter ``NMP'' or ``the facility''), located in Oswego County, NY. The requested amendment would permit licensee security personnel to use certain firearms and ammunition feeding devices not previously permitted, notwithstanding State, local, and certain Federal firearms laws or regulations that otherwise prohibit such actions.
Northern States Power Company-Minnesota; Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2015-31636
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a renewed license to Northern States Power CompanyMinnesota (NSPM) for its Materials License SNM-2506 for the receipt, possession, transfer, and storage of spent fuel at the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant (Prairie Island) Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI), located in Goodhue County, Minnesota. The renewed license authorizes operation of the Prairie Island ISFSI in accordance with the provisions of the renewed license and its Technical Specifications (TS). The renewed license expires on October 31, 2053.
Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant
Document Number: 2015-31635
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) related to a request to amend Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-59, including the general licensed Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation, issued to Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (ENO, ``the licensee''), for operation of the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant (hereinafter ``JAFNPP'' or ``the facility''), located in Oswego County, New York. The requested amendment would permit licensee security personnel to use certain firearms and ammunition feeding devices not previously permitted, notwithstanding State, local, and certain Federal firearms laws or regulations that otherwise prohibit such actions.
Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Indian Point Nuclear Generating, Unit Nos. 1, 2, and 3
Document Number: 2015-31634
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) related to a request to amend Provisional Operating License No. DPR-5, and Facility Operating Licenses Nos. DPR-26 and DPR-64, including the general licensed Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation, Docket No. 72-51, issued to Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (ENO, ``the licensee''), for operation of the Indian Point Nuclear Generating, Unit Nos. 1, 2 and 3, (hereinafter ``Indian Point'' or ``the facility''), located in Westchester County, New York. The requested amendment would permit licensee security personnel to use certain firearms and ammunition feeding devices not previously permitted, notwithstanding State, local, and certain Federal firearms laws or regulations that otherwise prohibit such actions.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Diablo Canyon Power Plant, Units 1 and 2, and Diablo Canyon Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2015-31529
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) related to a request to amend the Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-80, DPR-82, and SNM-2511 issued to Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), for operation of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant, Units 1 and 2, including the specific-license Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (hereinafter DCPP or the facility), located in San Luis Obispo County, California. The requested amendments would permit licensee security personnel to use certain firearms and ammunition feeding devices not previously permitted, notwithstanding State, local, and certain Federal firearms laws or regulations that otherwise prohibit such actions.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2015-31567
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
License Renewal for Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit 1
Document Number: 2015-31418
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued renewed facility operating license No. NPF-3 to FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC or the licensee), the operator of the Davis- Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit 1. Renewed facility operating license No. NPF-3 authorizes operation of Davis-Besse by the licensee at reactor core power levels not in excess of 2817 megawatts thermal, in accordance with the provisions of the Davis-Besse renewed license and technical specifications. In addition, the NRC has prepared a record of decision (ROD) that supports the NRC's decision to renew facility operating license No. NPF-3.
Assessment of Radioactive Discharges in Ground Water to the Unrestricted Area at Nuclear Power Plant Sites
Document Number: 2015-31254
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-4025, ``Assessment of Radioactive Discharges in Ground Water to the Unrestricted Area at Nuclear Power Plant Sites.'' This DG proposes guidance for an approach that the NRC staff considers acceptable for use in assessing abnormal, inadvertent radioactive releases that may result in discharges of contaminated ground water from the subsurface to the unrestricted area at commercial nuclear power plant sites.
Request for a License To Export Nuclear Reactor Major Components and Equipment
Document Number: 2015-30978
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection: Export and Import of Nuclear Equipment and Material
Document Number: 2015-30949
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, ``Export and Import of Nuclear Equipment and Material.''
Fitness-for-Duty Programs
Document Number: 2015-30578
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-12-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is discontinuing a rulemaking activity that would have amended its regulations governing fatigue management programs for nuclear power plant workers. The purpose of this action is to inform members of the public that this rulemaking activity is being discontinued and to provide a discussion of the NRC's decision to discontinue it.
Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3; South Carolina Electric & Gas Company
Document Number: 2015-30879
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-08
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. 35 to Combined Licenses (COL), NPF-93 and NPF-94. The COLs were issued to South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G), and South Carolina Public Service Authority (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 granting of the exemption allows the changes to Tier 1 information requested in the amendment. Because the acceptability of the exemption was determined in part by the acceptability of the amendment, the exemption and amendment are being issued concurrently.
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2015-30680
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-08
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 November 10, 2015, to November 23, 2015. The last biweekly notice was published on November 24, 2015.
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: 2015-30154
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of one amendment request. The amendment request is for Duane Arnold Energy Center. The NRC proposes to determine that the amendment request involves no significant hazards consideration. In addition, the amendment request contains sensitive unclassified non- safeguards information (SUNSI).
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2015-30755
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Dominion Virginia Power Combined License Application for North Anna, Unit 3
Document Number: 2015-30536
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in a response to a September 23, 2015, letter from Dominion Virginia Power (Dominion or applicant), which requested an exemption from the requirement to submit an annual update of the Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR) included in Dominion's Combined License (COL) application for calendar year 2015. The NRC staff reviewed this request and determined that it is appropriate to grant the exemption based on the schedule for completion of the applicant's seismic closure plan (SCP) submitted on October 22, 2014, which outlined a revised approach to performing certain aspects of the seismic analysis for the North Anna 3 COL application (COLA) as well as use of the most current NRC- approved ground motion model.
Uninterruptible Monitoring of Coolant and Fuel in Reactors and Spent Fuel Pools
Document Number: 2015-30355
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-12-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received a petition for rulemaking (PRM) requesting that the NRC amend its ``Domestic licensing of production and utilization facilities'' regulations to require ``installation of ex-vessel instrumentation for uninterruptible monitoring of coolant and fuel in reactors and spent- fuel pools.'' The petition, dated September 10, 2015, was submitted by Dr. Alexander DeVolpi (the petitioner). The petition was docketed by the NRC on September 21, 2015, and was assigned Docket Number PRM-50- 113. The NRC is examining the issues raised in this petition to determine whether they should be considered in rulemaking. The NRC is not requesting public comment on PRM-50-113 at this time.
Miscellaneous Corrections
Document Number: 2015-30153
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to make miscellaneous corrections. These changes include renaming the Office of Information Services, renaming the Computer Security Office and removing it as a standalone office, capitalizing the words Tribe, Tribes, and Tribal, correcting a Web site address, correcting a misspelling, removing a submission requirement, correcting an email address, correcting a room number, removing a Federal Register notice requirement, and adding missing information collection references. This document is necessary to inform the public of these non-substantive changes to the NRC's regulations.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2015-30420
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Mitigation of Beyond-Design-Basis Events; Correction
Document Number: 2015-30258
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-11-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a proposed rule that it published in theFederal Register (FR) on November 13, 2015, proposing to amend its regulations that establish regulatory requirements for nuclear power reactor applicants and licensees to mitigate beyond-design-basis events. This action is necessary to correct an NRC docket ID number that was listed incorrectly.
Performance Review Boards for Senior Executive Service
Document Number: 2015-30026
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On October 27, 2015, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced its appointments to the NRC Performance Review Board (PRB) responsible for making recommendations on performance appraisal ratings and performance awards for the NRC Senior Executives and Senior Level System employees, and appointments to the NRC PRB Panel responsible for making recommendations to the appointing and awarding authorities for the NRC PRB members. This notice announces a change in the membership of the Senior Executive Service PRB for the NRC.