Nuclear Regulatory Commission January 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Human Factors Engineering
Document Number: 2017-02060
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a final revision to Section 18.0, ``Human Factors Engineering,'' of NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan (SRP) for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition.''
Information Collection: Suspicious Activity Reporting Using the Protected Web Server (PWS)
Document Number: 2017-02054
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-31
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 OMB for review. The information collection is entitled ``Suspicious Activity Reporting using the Protected Web Server (PWS).''
Information Collection: NRC Form 212, “Qualifications Investigation Professional, Technical, and Administrative Positions”
Document Number: 2017-02053
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-31
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 OMB for review. The information collection is entitled, NRC Form 212, ``Qualifications Investigation Professional, Technical, and Administrative Positions.''
Western Nuclear Incorporated; Split Rock Wyoming Site
Document Number: 2017-02036
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received a request from Western Nuclear Incorporated for amendment of Materials License No. SUA-56 to modify the Alternate Concentration Limit for nitrate at the Western Nuclear Incorporated site in Jeffery City, Wyoming. The amendment would increase the nitrate Alternate Concentration Limit at the Southwest Valley Point of Compliance from the current limit of 70.7 milligrams per liter to 500 milligrams per liter. The amendment would also revise the license to remove a specific well as the background well for the Alternate Concentration Limit and expand the proposed Long-term Care Boundary for the site.
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2017-02034
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-31
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 December 31, 2016, to January 17, 2017. The last biweekly notice was published on January 17, 2017.
Dominion Virginia Power, North Anna Unit 3
Document Number: 2017-02017
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will convene an evidentiary session to receive testimony and exhibits in the uncontested portion of this proceeding regarding the application of Virginia Electric and Power Company, doing business as Dominion Virginia Power and Old Dominion Electric Power Company (Dominion) for a combined license (COL) to construct and operate an additional unit (Unit 3) at the North Anna site in Louisa County, Virginia. This mandatory hearing will concern safety and environmental matters relating to the requested COL.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec International HI-STORM UMAX Canister Storage System; Certificate of Compliance No. 1040, Amendment No. 2
Document Number: 2017-01178
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of January 9, 2017, for the direct final rule that was published in the Federal Register on October 25, 2016. The direct final rule amended the NRC's spent fuel storage regulations by revising the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 2 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1040 for the Holtec International HI-STORM UMAX Canister Storage System.
Program-Specific Guidance About Self-Shielded Irradiators
Document Number: 2017-01880
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is revising its licensing guidance for materials licenses for self-shielded irradiators. The NRC is requesting public comment on draft NUREG-1556, Volume 5, Revision 1, ``Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance About Self-Shielded Irradiators.'' The document has been updated from the original version to include information on safety culture, security of radioactive materials, protection of sensitive information, and changes in regulatory policies and practices. This document is intended for use by applicants, licensees, and the NRC staff.
Program-Specific Guidance About Special Nuclear Material of Less Than Critical Mass Licenses
Document Number: 2017-01808
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is revising its licensing guidance for a specific license for receipt, possession, use, and transfer of special nuclear material in quantities that are not sufficient to form a ``critical mass.'' The NRC is requesting public comment on draft NUREG-1556, Volume 17, Revision 1, ``Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance About Special Nuclear Material of Less Than Critical Mass Licenses.'' The document has been updated from the original version to include information on safety culture, security of radioactive materials, protection of sensitive information, and changes in regulatory policies and practices. This document is intended for use by applicants, licensees, and the NRC staff.
Program-Specific Guidance About Medical Use Licenses
Document Number: 2017-01807
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On December 6, 2016, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) solicited comments on draft NUREG-1556, Volume 9, Revision 3, ``Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance About Medical Use Licenses.'' The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on February 6, 2017. 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.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Automatic Depressurization System Stage 2, 3 & 4 Valve Flow Area Changes and Clarifications
Document Number: 2017-01695
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-25
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 is issuing License Amendment No. 62 to Combined Licenses (COLs), NPF-91 and NPF- 92. The COLs were issued to Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., and Georgia Power Company, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, MEAG Power SPVM, LLC, MEAG Power SPVJ, LLC, MEAG Power SPVP, LLC, Authority of Georgia, and the City of Dalton, Georgia (the licensee); for construction and operation of the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP) Units 3 and 4, located in Burke County, Georgia. The granting of the exemption allows the changes to Tier 1 information asked for in the amendment. Because the acceptability of the exemption was determined in part by the acceptability of the amendment, the exemption and amendment are being issued concurrently.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-01595
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: AREVA Inc., Standardized NUHOMS® Cask System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1004, Amendment No. 14, and Revision 1 of the Initial Certificate, Amendment Nos. 1 Through 11, and Amendment No. 13
Document Number: 2016-31990
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the AREVA Inc. (AREVA), Standardized NUHOMS[supreg] Cask System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to add Amendment No. 14, and Revision 1 to the Initial Certificate, Amendment Nos. 1 through 11, and Amendment No. 13 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1004. Amendment No. 14 will revise multiple items in the technical specifications (TSs) for dry shielded canister (DSC) models listed under CoC No. 1004; most of these revisions involve changes to the authorized contents. The revisions to the Initial Certificate, Amendment Nos. 1 through 11, and Amendment No. 13 will remove language in the TSs that requires a transfer cask (TC) containing a DSC to be returned to the spent fuel pool following a drop of over 15 inches.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: AREVA Inc., Standardized NUHOMS® Cask System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1004, Amendment No. 14, and Revision 1 of the Initial Certificate, Amendment Nos. 1 through 11, and Amendment No. 13
Document Number: 2016-31987
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-01-25
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 AREVA Inc. (AREVA), Standardized NUHOMS[supreg] Cask System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to add Amendment No. 14, and Revision 1 to the Initial Certificate, Amendment Nos. 1 through 11, and Amendment No. 13 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1004. Amendment No. 14 proposes to revise multiple items in the technical specifications (TSs) for dry shielded canister (DSC) models listed under CoC No. 1004; most of these revisions involve changes to the authorized contents. The revisions to the Initial Certificate, Amendment Nos. 1 through 11, and Amendment No. 13 will remove language in the TSs that requires a transfer cask containing a DSC to be returned to the spent fuel pool following a drop of over 15 inches.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-01663
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company and South Carolina Public Service Authority; Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3, In-Containment Refueling Water Storage Tank (IRWST) Volume Changes
Document Number: 2017-01555
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an amendment and exemption to Combined Licenses (NPF-93 and NPF-94), issued to South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (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.
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, South Carolina Public Service Authority; Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3; Tier 1 Editorial and Consistency Changes
Document Number: 2017-01551
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-24
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 is issuing License Amendment No. 55 to Combined Licenses (COLs), NPF-93 and NPF- 94. The COLs were issued to South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, (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 asked for in the amendment. Because the acceptability of the exemption was determined in part by the acceptability of the amendment, the exemption and amendment are being issued concurrently.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4, Piping Line Number Additions, Deletions and Functional Capability Re-Designation
Document Number: 2017-01549
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-24
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. 41 to Combined Licenses (COL), NPF-91 and NPF-92. The COLs were issued to Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc. (SNC), Georgia Power Company, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, MEAG Power SPVM, LLC., MEAG Power SPVJ, LLC., MEAG Power SPVP, LLC., and the City of Dalton, Georgia (together ``the licensees''), for construction and operation of the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP), Units 3 and 4, located in Burke County, Georgia. 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.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4 CA04 Structural Module ITAAC Dimensions Change
Document Number: 2017-01548
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-24
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. 42 to Combined Licenses (COL), NPF-91 and NPF-92. The COLs were issued to Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc. (SNC), Georgia Power Company, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, MEAG Power SPVM, LLC., MEAG Power SPVJ, LLC., MEAG Power SPVP, LLC., and the City of Dalton, Georgia (together ``the licensees''), for construction and operation of Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP), Units 3 and 4, located in Burke County, Georgia. 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.
Program-Specific Guidance About Commercial Radiopharmacy Licenses
Document Number: 2017-01546
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is revising its licensing guidance for licenses authorizing commercial nuclear pharmacy use of byproduct material. The NRC is requesting public comment on draft NUREG-1556, Volume 13, Revision 2, ``Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance About Commercial Radiopharmacy Licenses.'' The document has been updated from the previous revision to include information on safety culture, security of radioactive materials, protection of sensitive information, and changes in regulatory policies and practices. This document is intended for use by applicants, licensees, and the NRC staff.
Adjustment of Civil Penalties for Inflation for FY 2017
Document Number: 2017-01313
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to adjust the maximum civil monetary penalties (CMPs) it can assess under statutes enforced by the agency. These changes are mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (FCPIAA), as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Improvements Act). The NRC is amending its regulations to adjust the maximum CMP for a violation of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (AEA), or any regulation or order issued under the AEA from $280,469 to $285,057 per violation, per day. Additionally, the NRC is amending provisions concerning program fraud civil penalties by adjusting the maximum CMP under the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act from $10,781 to $10,957 for each false claim or statement.
Beaver Valley Power Station, Unit 2; Consideration of Approval of Transfer of License and Conforming Amendment
Document Number: 2017-01317
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of an application filed by FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), acting as agent for and on behalf of FirstEnergy Nuclear Generation, LLC (FENGen), the Toledo Edison Company (TE), and the Ohio Edison Company (OE) on June 24, 2016, as supplemented on September 13, 2016, and December 15, 2016. The application seeks NRC approval of the direct transfer of License No. NPF-73 for the Beaver Valley Power Station, Unit 2, to the extent currently held by TE and OE, to FENGen. The NRC is also considering amending the renewed facility operating license for administrative purposes to reflect the proposed transfer.
Duke Energy Progress; Combined License Application for Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant Units 2 and 3
Document Number: 2017-01035
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to an October 13, 2016, letter from Duke Energy Progress (DEP), which requested an exemption from certain regulatory requirements that requires DEP to submit an update to the final safety analysis report (FSAR) included in their combined license (COL) application for Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant (Harris) Units 2 and 3 by December 31, 2016. The NRC staff reviewed this request and determined that it is appropriate to grant the exemption, but stipulated that the update to the FSAR must be submitted prior to, or coincident with the resumption of the COL application review or by December 31, 2019, whichever comes first.
Regulatory Issue Summary Regarding Certificate of Compliance Corrections and Revisions
Document Number: 2016-31986
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-01-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking public comment on draft regulatory issue summary (RIS) 2016-xx, ``Administration of 10 CFR part 72 Certificate of Compliance Corrections and Revisions.'' The NRC is issuing this RIS to inform addressees of the processes to revise an initial certificate of compliance (CoC) and subsequent amendments (hereafter referred to as CoCs, whether initial CoCs or subsequent amendments) to make administrative corrections and technical changes using the existing regulatory framework.
Biweekly Notice: Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2017-00909
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-17
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 December 20, 2016 to December 30, 2016. The last biweekly notice was published on January 3, 2016.
Program-Specific Guidance About Possession Licenses for Production of Radioactive Material Using an Accelerator
Document Number: 2017-00907
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On December 16, 2016, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) solicited comments on draft NUREG-1556, Volume 21, Revision 1, ``Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance About Possession Licenses for Production of Radioactive Material Using an Accelerator.'' The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on January 20, 2017. 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.
Category 3 Source Security and Accountability; Correction
Document Number: 2017-00822
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-17
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 January 9, 2017, regarding Category 3 source security and accountability. This action is necessary to delete erroneous text in the paragraph under the heading ``IV. Public Comments Process.''
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-00875
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Duke Energy Progress; Combined License Applications for Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant Units 2 and 3
Document Number: 2017-00685
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to an October 13, 2016, letter from Duke Energy Progress (DEP). On May 2, 2013, DEP requested that the NRC suspend review of its combined license (COL) application until further notice. On October 13, 2016, DEP requested an exemption from certain regulatory requirements which, if granted, would allow them to revise their COL application for Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant (Harris) Units 2 and 3 in order to address enhancements to the Emergency Preparedness (EP) rules by December 31, 2019, rather than by December 31, 2016, as the regulations currently require. The NRC staff reviewed this request and determined that it is appropriate to grant the exemption to the EP update requirements until December 31, 2019, but stipulated that the updates to the Final Safety Analysis Report must be submitted prior to requesting the NRC resume its review of the COL application, or by December 31, 2019, whichever comes first.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Debris Screen Related Dimensions
Document Number: 2017-00683
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
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 is issuing License Amendment No. 63 to Combined Licenses (COL), NPF-91 and NPF-92. The COLs were issued to Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., and Georgia Power Company, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, MEAG Power SPVM, LLC, MEAG Power SPVJ, LLC, MEAG Power SPVP, LLC, Authority of Georgia, and the City of Dalton, Georgia (the licensee); for construction and operation of the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP) Units 3 and 4, located in Burke County, Georgia. The granting of the exemption allows the changes to Tier 1 information asked for in the amendment. Because the acceptability of the exemption was determined in part by the acceptability of the amendment, the exemption and amendment are being issued concurrently.
Tennessee Valley Authority; Clinch River Nuclear Site
Document Number: 2017-00529
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On May 12, 2016, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) submitted an application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for an early site permit (ESP) for the Clinch River Nuclear Site located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. A notice of receipt and availability of this application was published in the Federal Register on June 23, 2016. The TVA also provided supplemental information in support of the application to the NRC.
Rhode Island Atomic Energy Commission
Document Number: 2017-00527
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a renewal of Facility Operating License No. R-95, held by the Rhode Island Atomic Energy Commission (RINSC or the licensee) for the continued operation of its Rhode Island Nuclear Science Center reactor for an additional 20 years from the date of issuance. The facility is located on the Narragansett Bay Campus of the University of Rhode Island in Narragansett, Rhode Island.
Department of the Army, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal; Picatinny, New Jersey
Document Number: 2017-00526
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the issuance to license amendment of SUB-348, issued on July 13, 1961 and held by the Department of the Army, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDEC), Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC or the licensee), for its facilities located at the Picatinny Arsenal in Morris County, New Jersey.
University of Missouri-Columbia Research Reactor
Document Number: 2017-00523
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a renewal of Facility Operating License No. R-103, held by the Curators of the University of MissouriColumbia (the licensee), for the continued operation of its University of MissouriColumbia Research Reactor (MURR or the reactor) at a maximum steady-state power level of 10 megawatts thermal (MWt) for an additional 20 years from the date of issuance. The MURR facility is located in the University Research Park, adjacent to the main campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia, in Boone County, Columbia, Missouri.
Licensing Support System Advisory Review Panel
Document Number: 2017-00440
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Licensing Support System Advisory Review Panel was established by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as a Federal Advisory Committee in 1989. Its purpose was to provide advice on the fundamental issues of design and development of an electronic information management system to be used to store and retrieve documents relating to the licensing of a geologic repository for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste, and on the operation and maintenance of the system. This electronic information management system was known as the Licensing Support System (LSS). In November 1998, the Commission approved amendments to title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations part 2 that renamed the Licensing Support System Advisory Review Panel as the Licensing Support Network Advisory Review Panel. The Licensing Support Network (LSN) was shut down in 2011 and the document collection was submitted to the Office of the Secretary. The document collection was made publically available in the NRC's ADAMS system in August 2016 and contains over 3.69 million documents associated the proposed high-level waste facility at Yucca Mountain. Membership on the Panel will continue to be drawn from those whose interests that could be affected by the use of the LSN document collection, including the Department of Energy, the NRC, the State of Nevada, the National Congress of American Indians, affected units of local governments in Nevada, the Nevada Nuclear Waste Task Force, and nuclear industry groups. Federal agencies with expertise and experience in electronic information management systems may also participate on the Panel. The NRC has determined that renewal of the charter for the LSNARP until January 5, 2019, is in the public interest in connection with duties imposed on the Commission by law. This action is being taken in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act after consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration.
Toshiba Corporation, Advanced Boiling-Water Reactor; Design Certification
Document Number: 2017-00438
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is closing the NRC's docket for the Advanced Boiling-Water Reactor (ABWR) design certification renewal application submitted by Toshiba Corporation. Toshiba Corporation has withdrawn its application to renew the ABWR design certification rule.
Information Collection: NRC Form 327, Special Nuclear Material (SNM) and Source Material (SM) Physical Inventory Summary Report, and NUREG/BR-0096, Instructions and Guidance for Completing Physical Inventory
Document Number: 2017-00320
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-11
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 327, Special Nuclear Material (SNM) and Source Material (SM) Physical Inventory Summary Report, and NUREG/ BR-0096, Instructions and Guidance for Completing Physical Inventory.''
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company; Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit No. 1
Document Number: 2017-00263
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-10
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. NPF- 3 for the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit No. 1 (Davis-Besse), as requested by FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC, the licensee).
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-00327
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Reno Creek In Situ
Document Number: 2017-00171
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) (NUREG-1910, Supplement 6) for the Reno Creek In Situ Uranium Recovery (ISR) Project. By letter dated October 3, 2012, AUC LLC submitted an application to the NRC for a new source materials license for the proposed Reno Creek ISR Project proposed to be located in Campbell County, Wyoming. The SEIS is Supplement 6 to NUREG-1910, ``Generic Environmental Impact Statement for In-Situ Leach Uranium Milling Facilities.''
Category 3 Source Security and Accountability
Document Number: 2017-00169
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On October 18, 2016, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a Staff Requirements Memorandum (SRM) for COMJMB-16-0001 and directed NRC staff to take specific actions to evaluate whether it is necessary to revise NRC regulations or processes governing source protection and accountability. Specifically, the Commission asked the staff to conduct an evaluation of, among other things, the pros and cons of different methods of requiring transferors of Category 3 quantities of radioactive material to verify the validity of a transferee's license prior to transfer, the pros and cons of including Category 3 sources in the National Source Tracking System (NSTS), and the risks posed by aggregation of Category 3 sources into Category 2 quantities. As part of this evaluation, the NRC is seeking input from licensees, Agreement States, and the public to inform the staff's assessment of potential revisions to regulations or processes requiring Category 3 source protection and accountability.
Tribal Policy Statement
Document Number: 2017-00091
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing this Statement of Policy to set forth principles to be followed by the NRC staff to promote effective government-to-government interactions with American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes, and to encourage and facilitate Tribal involvement in the areas over which the Commission has jurisdiction. It provides agencywide guidelines that achieve consistency, but also encourage custom-tailored approaches to consultation and coordination that reflect the circumstances of each situation and the preference of each Tribal government. It is the NRC's expectation that all program and regional office consultation and coordination practices will be consistent with or adhere to the NRC Tribal Policy Statement.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-00164
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Exelon Generation Company LLC; Clinton Power Station, Unit 1
Document Number: 2017-00046
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon, the licensee), to withdraw its application dated August 11, 2016, for a proposed amendment to Facility Operating License No. NPF-62. The proposed amendment request would have eliminated the on-shift positions not needed for storage of the spent fuel in the spent fuel pool during the initial decommissioning period and the emergency response organization positions not needed to respond to credible events. Additionally the licensee proposed to revise the emergency action levels (EALs) to reflect those conditions applicable when the unit is in a permanently defueled condition.
Exelon Generation Company LLC; Clinton Power Station, Unit 1
Document Number: 2017-00045
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon, the licensee), to withdraw its application dated July 28, 2016, for a proposed amendment to Facility Operating License No. NPF-62. The proposed amendment request would have changed the organization, staffing, and training requirements contained in Section 5.0 of the Technical Specifications after the license no longer authorizes operation of the reactor or placement or retention of fuel in the reactor pressure vessel.
Request To Amend a License To Export Radioactive Waste
Document Number: 2016-31989
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Request To Amend a License To Import Radioactive Waste
Document Number: 2016-31988
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Rhode Island Atomic Energy Commission
Document Number: 2016-31980
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering renewal of Facility License No. R-95, held by the Rhode Island Atomic Energy Commission (RIAEC or the licensee), for the continued operation of the Rhode Island Nuclear Science Center Reactor (RINSC reactor or the facility), located in the Narragansett, Washington County, Rhode Island. The NRC is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) associated with the renewal of the license.