Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Fire Protection System Piping That Must Remain Functional Following a Safe Shutdown Earthquake
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 Nos. 92 and 91 to Combined Licenses (COL), NPF-91 and NPF-92, respectively. 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.
AREVA Inc.; Import And Export License Amendment Applications
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering issuing import and export license amendments, IW009/03 and XW015/01, requested by AREVA Inc., by applications submitted on August 9, 2017, and August 24, 2017. The request seeks the NRC's approval for an amendment of existing licenses to change the licensee name from AREVA NP Inc., to AREVA Inc., and approval to extend the expiration dates for these two licenses.
Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal
On October 17, 2017, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requested public comment on the draft regulatory analysis, ``Draft Regulatory Analysis for Final Rule: Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal.'' The public comment period closed on November 16, 2017. The NRC has decided to extend the public comment period until December 18, 2017, to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments.