Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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NAC International MAGNASTOR® System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1031, Amendment No. 4
Document Number: 2015-07002
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-03-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of April 14, 2015, for the direct final rule that was published in the Federal Register on January 29, 2015. This direct final rule amended the NRC's spent fuel storage regulations by revising the NAC International MAGNASTOR[supreg] System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 4 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1031.
Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, Units 1 & 2
Document Number: 2015-06961
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a final plant-specific supplement, Supplement 53, to NUREG-1437, ``Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants (GEIS),'' regarding the renewal of Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) operating licenses DPR-77 and DPR-79 for an additional 20 years of operation for Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, Units 1 & 2 (SQN).
Guidance for Conducting Technical Analyses for Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal
Document Number: 2015-06536
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-03-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft NUREG, NUREG-2175, ``Guidance for Conducting Technical Analyses for 10 CFR part 61.'' The NRC is proposing to amend its regulations that govern low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) disposal facilities to require new and revised site-specific technical analyses, to permit the development of site-specific criteria for LLRW acceptance based on the results of these analyses, and to facilitate implementation and better align the requirements with current health and safety standards. The NRC has prepared draft guidance to address the implementation of the proposed regulations. This notice is announcing the availability of the draft guidance for public comment.
Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal
Document Number: 2015-06429
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-03-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations that govern low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) disposal facilities to require new and revised site-specific technical analyses, to permit the development of site-specific criteria for LLRW acceptance based on the results of these analyses, to facilitate implementation, and to better align the requirements with current health and safety standards. This proposed rule would affect LLRW disposal licensees or license applicants that are regulated by the NRC or the Agreement States.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Braidwood Station, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2015-06878
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft plant-specific supplement to NUREG-1437, ``Generic Environmental Impact Statement [GEIS] for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding Braidwood Station, Units 1 and 2, Supplement 55,'' regarding the renewal of operating licenses NPF-72 and NPF-77 for an additional 20 years of operation for Braidwood Station (Braidwood), Units 1 and 2. Braidwood is located in Will County, Illinois. Possible alternatives to the proposed action 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.
Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Document Number: 2015-06877
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Seeking Qualified Candidates for the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards
Document Number: 2015-06875
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) seeks qualified candidates for the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS).
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec International HI-STORM Underground Maximum Capacity Canister Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1040; Correction
Document Number: 2015-06664
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-03-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a final rule that was published in the Federal Register (FR) on March 6, 2015. The final rule amends the NRC's spent fuel storage regulations by adding the Holtec International HI-STORM Underground Maximum Capacity Canister Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1040, to the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks.'' This action is necessary to correct the Certificate Expiration Date from March 6, 2035, to April 6, 2035.
Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc.; Kewaunee Power Station
Document Number: 2015-06730
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption from certain power reactor liability insurance requirements in response to a request from Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc. (DEK or the licensee) dated March 20, 2014. This exemption would permit the licensee to reduce its primary offsite liability insurance and withdraw from participation in the secondary retrospective rating pool for deferred premium charges.
Entergy Operations, Inc., Arkansas Nuclear One, Unit 1
Document Number: 2015-06700
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a March 20, 2014, request from Entergy Operations, Inc. (Entergy or the licensee), from the requirements to use Charpy V-notch (CV) and drop weight-based methodology to determine initial nil-ductility reference temperature (RTNDT) for use in evaluating the integrity of Linde 80 weld materials in the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) beltline at Arkansas Nuclear One (ANO), Unit 1. This exemption would allow the licensee to use an alternate methodology to incorporate fracture toughness test data to determine RTNDT values for use in the evaluation of the RPV beltline weld material integrity in support of the development of updated pressure-temperature limit curves.
Umetco Minerals Corporation; Gas Hills East Site
Document Number: 2015-06614
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received an application from Umetco Minerals Corporation for amendment of Materials License No. SUA-648 to modify the ground water monitoring program at Umetco's Gas Hills East site in Fremont and Natrona counties, Wyoming. The amendment would increase the number of wells in the ground water monitoring program, change the sampling period and parameters, change the reporting period for ground water monitoring reports and establish the ground water monitoring program as a stand-alone document, rather than an appendix in Umetco's Alternate Concentration Limit application.
Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for Fiscal Year 2015
Document Number: 2015-06377
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-03-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend the licensing, inspection, and annual fees charged to its applicants and licensees. The proposed amendments are necessary to implement the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (OBRA-90), as amended, which requires the NRC to recover through fees approximately 90 percent of its budget authority in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, not including amounts appropriated for Waste Incidental to Reprocessing (WIR), the Nuclear Waste Fund (NWF), generic homeland security activities, and Inspector General (IG) services for the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB). These fees represent the cost of the NRC's services provided to applicants and licensees.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2015-06575
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Personnel Access Authorization Requirements for Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2015-06420
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-03-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the withdrawal, without prejudice to a future filing, of a petition for rulemaking (PRM), PRM-73-16, filed with the Commission by the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI or the petitioner) on January 25, 2013. The petitioner requested that the Commission amend its regulations to limit the scope of third-party review of licensee decisions denying or revoking an employee's unescorted access at licensee facilities. The petitioner sought to ensure that such decisions could not be overturned by any third party. By letter dated January 22, 2015, the petitioner withdrew its PRM.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec HI-STORM Flood/Wind System; Certificate of Compliance No. 1032, Amendment No. 1, Revision 1
Document Number: 2015-06367
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-03-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Holtec International, Inc. (Holtec), HI-STORM Flood/Wind (FW) System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to add Amendment No. 1, Revision 1, to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1032. Amendment No. 1, Revision 1, allows these casks to accept 14X14B fuel assemblies with minor changes in the internal diameter of the fuel cladding, diameter of the fuel pellet, and spacing between the fuel pins. The amendment also updates testing requirements for the fabrication of Metamic HT neutron-absorbing structural material.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec HI-STORM Flood/Wind System; Certificate of Compliance No. 1032, Amendment No. 1, Revision 1
Document Number: 2015-06366
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-03-19
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 Holtec International, Inc. (Holtec), HI-STORM Flood/Wind (FW) System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to add Amendment No. 1, Revision 1, to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1032. Amendment No. 1, Revision 1, allows these casks to accept 14X14B fuel assemblies with minor changes in the internal diameter of the fuel cladding, diameter of the fuel pellet, and spacing between the fuel pins. The amendment also updates testing requirements for the fabrication of Metamic HT neutron-absorbing structural material.
URENCO USA, Uranium Enrichment Facility
Document Number: 2015-06334
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering approval of the URENCO USA (UUSA) license amendment request 12-10 (LAR- 12-10) that would authorize capacity expansion of the UUSA enrichment facility near Eunice, New Mexico. In addition the NRC is considering approval of related UUSA license amendment requests that would authorize increases in the mass possession limits for natural, depleted, and enriched uranium; and would authorize use of a modified enrichment process to utilize depleted uranium as the feed material.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2015-06333
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Radiation Protection
Document Number: 2015-06244
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-03-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On July 25, 2014, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published for comment an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) to obtain input from members of the public on the development of a draft regulatory basis. The draft regulatory basis would identify potential changes to the NRC's current radiation protection regulations. The potential changes, if implemented, would achieve a closer alignment between the NRC's radiation protection regulations and the recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) contained in ICRP Publication 103 (2007). The NRC is extending the comment period for the ANPR to provide additional time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments.
Honeywell International, Inc.
Document Number: 2015-06243
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a confirmatory order to Honeywell International, Inc. (Honeywell), confirming an agreement reached in an Alternative Dispute Resolution session held on December 9, 2014. As part of the agreement, Honeywell will conduct presentations and training to its employees regarding the policy for raising employee concerns, addressing safety issues, and management response to employee concerns; modify existing processes and develop new processes that provide for ongoing support for employee protection requirements; and review and update its Safety Conscious Work Environment policy and incorporate aspects of the NRC's Safety Culture Policy, as appropriate. The NRC will refrain from issuing a Notice of Violation or proposing a civil penalty.
Information Collection: Billing Instructions for NRC Cost Type Contracts
Document Number: 2015-06154
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-18
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, Billing Instructions for NRC Cost Type Contracts.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2015-06188
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Requirement To Submit Complete and Accurate Information
Document Number: 2015-06107
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-03-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will consider in the rulemaking process the issues raised in a petition for rulemaking (PRM), PRM-50-107, submitted by James Lieberman (the petitioner). The petitioner requested that the NRC amend its regulations to require that all persons seeking NRC approvals provide the NRC with complete and accurate information. Current NRC regulations pertaining to completeness and accuracy of information apply only to NRC licensees and license applicants. The NRC has determined that the issues raised in the PRM have merit and are appropriate for consideration in the rulemaking process.
Information Collection: NRC Form 7, Application for NRC Export/Import License, Amendment, Renewal or Consent Request(s)
Document Number: 2015-06014
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-17
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, NRC Form 7, Application for NRC Export/Import License, Amendment, Renewal or Consent Request(s).
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2015-05994
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-17
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 February 19, 2015 to March 4, 2015. The last biweekly notice was published on March 3, 2015.
License Renewal for Callaway Plant, Unit 1
Document Number: 2015-05990
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued renewed facility operating license No. NPF-30 to Union Electric Company (dba Ameren Missouri or the licensee), the operator of the Callaway Plant, Unit 1 (Callaway). Renewed facility operating license No. NPF-30 authorizes operation of Callaway by the licensee at reactor core power levels not in excess of 3565 megawatts thermal, in accordance with the provisions of the Callaway 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-30.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Thermal Hydraulic Phenomena
Document Number: 2015-05978
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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; Corrections
Document Number: 2015-05944
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-16
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 on February 3, 2015, that contained an amendment request for Perry Nuclear Plant, Unit 1. This action is being taken to correct the date of the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) accession number for the amendment request from FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company.
Low-Level Radioactive Waste Regulatory Program
Document Number: 2015-05851
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is requesting comment on a draft list of prioritized low-level radioactive waste (LLW) tasks based upon the assessment updates to the strategic assessment (now called a programmatic assessment) performed in 2007. The objective of this updated assessment remains the same as the 2007 assessment; that is, to identify and prioritize tasks that the NRC staff can undertake to ensure a stable, reliable, and adaptable regulatory framework for effective LLW management, while also considering future needs and changes that may occur in the nation's commercial LLW management system. In 2014, through public meetings, webinars, and Federal Register notices, the NRC staff solicited public comment on what changes, if any, should be made to the current LLW program's regulatory framework, as well as specific actions that the staff might undertake to facilitate such changes. The NRC staff considered the comments received, performed an assessment of the comments, and developed a draft list of prioritized LLW tasks.
Department of the Air Force; Hill Air Force Base, Utah Proposed Decommissioning Plan
Document Number: 2015-05803
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received a license amendment application from the Department of the Air Force (the licensee) for approval of a proposed decommissioning plan for remediation of a former magnesium-thorium disposal trench at the Little Mountain Text Annex, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. License 42-23539-01AF authorizes the licensee to possess and use radioactive materials at various locations throughout the U.S. The NRC is currently conducting a detailed technical review of the draft decommissioning plan. If the decommissioning plan is approved by the NRC, the licensee would be authorized to remediate the former disposal trench in accordance with the instructions provided in the decommissioning plan.
Draft Guidance Regarding the Alternate Pressurized Thermal Shock Rule
Document Number: 2015-05754
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1299, ``Regulatory Guidance on the Alternate Pressurized Thermal Shock Rule'' and accompanying draft NUREG-2163, ``Technical Basis for Regulatory Guidance on the Alternate Pressurized Thermal Shock Rule.'' The DG provides new guidance for a method that the NRC considers acceptable to permit use of the alternate fracture toughness requirements for protection against pressurized thermal shock (PTS) events for pressurized water reactor (PWR) reactor pressure vessels (RPVs). The draft NUREG provides the technical basis for DG-1299.
Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station
Document Number: 2015-05679
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR- 35, issued to Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., for operation of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. The proposed amendment would modify the Safety Limit Minimum Critical Power Ratio from >= 1.08 to >= 1.10 for two recirculation loop operation and from >= 1.11 to >= 1.12 for single loop operation.
SHINE Medical Technologies, Inc.; Notice of Hearing, Opportunity To Intervene, Order Imposing Procedures
Document Number: 2015-05672
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received a construction permit application from SHINE Medical Technologies, Inc. (SHINE), for approval of a proposed medical radioisotope production facility for the production of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) at a site located in Janesville, Wisconsin. The NRC is currently conducting a detailed technical review of the construction permit application. If the construction permit application is approved, the applicant would be authorized to construct its proposed medical radioisotope production facility in accordance with the provisions of the construction permit.
Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards Subcommittee on Power Uprates
Document Number: 2015-05658
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co., Ltd., and Korea Electric Power Corporation
Document Number: 2015-05579
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has determined that Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. (KHNP) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) have submitted information for a standard design certification of the APR1400 Standard Plant Design that is acceptable for docketing. The docket number established is 52-046.
Department of Energy; Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada
Document Number: 2015-05578
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is informing the public of its intent to prepare a supplement to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) ``Final Environmental Impact Statement for a Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada'' (February 2002), and its ``Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for a Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High- Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada'' (July 2008). The NRC staff determined in September 2008 that it is practicable to adopt, with further supplementation, the DOE's environmental impact statements (EISs). The NRC staff concluded that the EISs did not address adequately all of the repository-related impacts on groundwater or from surface discharges of groundwater.
Compliance With Phase 2 of Order EA-13-109
Document Number: 2015-05436
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment its Japan Lessons-Learned Division (JLD) draft interim staff guidance (ISG), ``Compliance with Phase 2 of Order EA-13-109, Order Modifying Licenses with Regard to Reliable Hardened Containment Vents Capable of Operation under Severe Accident Conditions,'' (JLD- ISG-2015-01). This draft JLD-ISG would provide guidance and clarification to assist nuclear power reactor licensees identify measures needed to comply with Phase 2 requirements of the ``Order Modifying Licenses with Regard to Reliable Hardened Containment Vents Capable of Operation Under Severe Accident Conditions,'' (Order EA-13- 109) to have either a vent path from the containment drywell or a strategy that makes it unlikely that venting would be needed from the drywell before alternate reliable containment heat removal and pressure control is reestablished.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2015-05382
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Request for a License to Export Deuterium
Document Number: 2015-05318
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec International HI-STORM Underground Maximum Capacity Canister Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1040
Document Number: 2015-05238
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-03-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by adding the Holtec International HI- STORM Underground Maximum Capacity (UMAX) Canister Storage System, Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1040, to the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks.'' Holtec International's intent with this design is to provide an underground storage option compatible with the Holtec International HI-STORM FLOOD/WIND (FW) System (CoC No. 1032).
Combined License Application for Turkey Point Nuclear Plant, Unit Nos. 6 and 7
Document Number: 2015-05099
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Jacksonville District, are issuing for public comment NUREG-2176, ``Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Combined Licenses (COLs) for Turkey Point Nuclear Plant, Units 6 and 7,'' to support the environmental review for the COL. Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) submitted an application for COLs to construct and operate two new nuclear power plants at its Turkey Point site near Homestead, Florida.
Impact of Variation in Environmental Conditions on the Thermal Performance of Dry Storage Casks
Document Number: 2015-05098
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft NUREG, NUREG-2174, ``Impact of Variation in Environmental Conditions on the Thermal Performance of Dry Storage Casks.'' This report evaluates spent fuel dry storage cask thermal impact of varying environmental conditions and transient thermal behavior when subjected to a sudden boundary condition change. Different cask designs are evaluated (vertical underground, vertical aboveground, and horizontal aboveground). The NRC staff will consider the analysis results in this report when performing technical reviews, applicants should consider them when applying for cask certification. These results can be used as additional guidance when considering the thermal impact of the environmental factors in the thermal performance of dry storage systems.
Considerations in Licensing High Burnup Spent Fuel in Dry Storage and Transportation
Document Number: 2015-05097
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking public comment on the draft regulatory issue summary (RIS) addressing considerations for licensing high burnup spent fuel in dry storage and transportation. The purpose of this RIS is to provide information on some approaches acceptable to the NRC for demonstrating compliance with regulations in applications for issuance of dry storage cask certificate of compliance (CoCs), independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) licenses, and CoCs for transportation packages involving high burnup spent fuel (HBF).
Scope Expansion of the Post-Investigation Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
Document Number: 2015-04490
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a revision to its Enforcement Policy (Enforcement Policy or Policy) to incorporate Commission direction to add escalated non-willful (traditional) enforcement cases with the potential for civil penalties within the scope of the Commission's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program and to make other conforming edits.
Reviewing and Assessing the Financial Condition of Operating Power Reactor Licensees, Including Requests for Additional Information
Document Number: 2015-04479
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Interim Staff Guidance (ISG), OL/FR-ISG-2014-01, ``Reviewing and Assessing the Financial Condition of Operating Power Reactor Licensees, Including Requests for Additional Information,'' dated February 17, 2015. The ISG provides clarifying guidance to the NRC staff when reviewing licensee financial information, and when requesting additional information regarding licensee financial conditions, as authorized under the NRC's regulations. Such review and inquiry are performed by NRC staff for currently operating power reactor licensees, absent a licensing action such as a license transfer.