Standard Review Plan for Spent Fuel Dry Storage Systems and Facilities
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft NUREG, NUREG-2215, ``Standard Review Plan for Spent Fuel Dry Storage Systems and Facilities.'' This Standard Review Plan (SRP) provides guidance to the NRC staff for reviewing Safety Analysis Reports (SARs) for (1) a Certificate of Compliance (CoC) for a dry storage system (DSS) for use at a general license facility, and (2) a specific license for a dry storage facility (DSF) that is either an independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) or a monitored retrievable storage installation (MRS). This draft SRP will replace NUREG-1536, ``Standard Review Plan for Dry Cask Storage Systems,'' NUREG-1567, ``Standard Review Plan for Spent Fuel Dry Storage Facilities, and all Interim Staff Guidance (ISGs) that were used to enhance these NUREGs.
License Transfer From Exelon Generation Company, LLC to James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an order approving the transfer of the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-59, and the transfer of the generally licensed FitzPatrick Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation from Exelon Generation Company, LLC to Exelon FitzPatrick, LLC.
Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Small Modular Reactors and Other New Technologies
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is making available a regulatory basis document in support of a rulemaking that would develop new emergency preparedness (EP) requirements for small modular reactors (SMRs) and other new technologies (ONTs), such as non- light-water reactors and medical isotope production facilities. The regulatory basis concludes that there is sufficient justification to proceed with rulemaking to develop a clear set of rules and guidance for EP for SMRs and ONTs. The regulatory basis also concludes that the principle of using a dose-at-distance and consequence-oriented approach to determine the appropriate size of an emergency planning zone can be applied to SMRs and ONTs. The NRC is not seeking public comment on this document. There will be an opportunity for formal public comment on the proposed rule when it is published in the Federal Register.
Wolf Creek Generating Station: Consideration of Approval of Transfer of License
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of an indirect license transfer application filed by Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation (WCNOC) on September 5, 2017. The WCNOC is the licensed operator of Wolf Creek Generating Station (WCGS). Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCP&L) and Kansas Gas and Electric Company (KG&E) are two of the three non-operating owner licensees, each holding a 47 percent undivided interest in WCGS and 47 percent of the stock of WCNOC. The KCP&L is a subsidiary of Great Plains Energy, Inc. (Great Plains) and KG&E is a subsidiary of Westar Energy, Inc. (Westar). The indirect license transfer will result from the proposed merger transaction involving Great Plains and Westar. The current 6 percent owner of WCGS and WCNOC, Kansas Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. (KEPCo), the third non-operating owner licensee, is not a party to this transaction and will remain a 6 percent owner post-transaction.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to make miscellaneous corrections. The amendments include correcting references, an address and a misspelling. The amendments will also make references to persons in one part of the NRC's regulations gender neutral. This document is necessary to inform the public of these non-substantive amendments to the NRC's regulations.