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

South Carolina Electric & Gas Company Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3; Passive Core Cooling System (PXS) Design Changes To Address Potential Gas Intrusion
Document Number: 2017-02211
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-02
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. 56 to Combined Licenses (COL), 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.
Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant
Document Number: 2017-02130
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (Entergy, the licensee), to withdraw its application dated February 4, 2016, for a proposed amendment to Facility Operating License No. DPR-59. The proposed amendment request would have revised the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant (JAF) Emergency Plan to reduce the Emergency Response Organization (ERO) positions that the licensee considers unnecessary to effectively respond to credible accidents following permanent defueling.
Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant
Document Number: 2017-02129
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (Entergy, the licensee), to withdraw its application dated January 15, 2016, as supplemented by letters dated June 3, 2016, and September 19, 2016, for a proposed amendment to Facility Operating License No. DPR-59. The proposed amendment request would have revised and removed certain requirements in the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant (JAF) Technical Specification (TS) Sections 5.1, ``Responsibility''; 5.2, ``Organization''; and 5.3, ``Plant Staff Qualifications,'' and added additional definitions to TS Section 1.1, ``Definitions,'' once certifications for permanent cessation of operation and permanent removal of fuel from the reactor are submitted to the NRC.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2017-02127
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Exelon Generation Company, LLC (the licensee), to withdraw its application dated October 20, 2016, for a proposed amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-29 and DPR-30, for Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station (QCNPS), Units 1 and 2, respectively. The proposed amendment request would support changes to the organization, staffing, and training requirements contained in Sections 1.0 and 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. This proposed amendment also supports implementation of the Certified Fuel Handler training program.
Information Collection: 10 CFR Part 35, “Medical Use of Byproduct Material”
Document Number: 2017-02074
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-01
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, 10 CFR part 35, ``Medical Use of Byproduct Material.''
Pressurized Water Reactor Control Rod Ejection and Boiling Water Reactor Control Rod Drop Accidents
Document Number: 2017-02073
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On November 21, 2016, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) solicited comments on draft regulatory guide (DG) DG-1327, ``Pressurized Water Reactor Control Rod Ejection and Boiling Water Reactor Control Rod Drop Accidents.'' The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on February 21, 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.