Nuclear Regulatory Commission April 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Early Site Permit Application: Tennessee Valley Authority; Clinch River Nuclear Site
Document Number: 2018-08714
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Nashville District, are issuing for public comment NUREG-2226, ``Environmental Impact Statement for the Early Site Permit (ESP) for the Clinch River Nuclear (CRN) Site: Draft Report for Comment.'' The site is located in Roane County, Tennessee, along the Clinch River, approximately 25 miles west-southwest of downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. The purposes of this notice are to inform the public that the NRC staff has issued a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) as part of the review of the application for the ESP and to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on the DEIS process as defined in the regulations.
Information Collection: 10 CFR PART 62 Criteria and Procedures for Emergency Access to Non-Federal and Regional Low-Level Waste Disposal Facilities (3150-0143)
Document Number: 2018-08713
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-26
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 62 Criteria and Procedures for Emergency Access to Non-Federal and Regional Low-Level Waste Disposal Facilities (3150-0143).''
Information Collection: NRC Form 7, “Application for NRC Export or Import License, Amendment, Renewal, or Consent Request(s)”
Document Number: 2018-08712
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-26
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, ``Application for NRC Export/Import License, Amendment, Renewal or Consent Request(s)'' (OMB No. 3150-0027).
Mitigation Strategies for Beyond-Design-Basis External Events
Document Number: 2018-08601
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing the final Revision 2 to Japan Lessons-Learned Division Interim Staff Guidance (JLD-ISG), JLD-ISG-2012-01, ``Compliance with Order EA-12-049, Order Modifying Licenses with Regard to Requirements for Mitigation Strategies for Beyond-Design-Basis External Events.'' This ISG provides guidance and clarification to assist nuclear power reactor licensees with the identification of measures needed to comply with requirements to mitigate challenges to key safety functions. These requirements are contained in Order EA-12-049, ``Order Modifying Licenses with Regard to Requirements for Mitigation Strategies for Beyond-Design-Basis External Events.''
Florida Power & Light Company; Turkey Point Units 6 and 7
Document Number: 2018-08594
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued Combined License (COL) Nos. NPF-104 and NPF-105 to Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) for Turkey Point Units 6 and 7. In addition, the NRC has prepared a Summary Record of Decision (ROD) that supports the NRC's decision to issue the above-named COLs.
Florida Power & Light Company; Turkey Point Units 6 and 7
Document Number: 2018-08593
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a notice of intent to enter into a modified indemnity agreement with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) to operate Turkey Point Units 6 and 7. The NRC is publishing notice of its intent to enter into an indemnity agreement which contains provisions different from the general form found in the NRC's regulations. A modification to the general form is necessary to accommodate the unique timing provisions of a combined license (COL).
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2018-08634
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Evaluating Electromagnetic and Radio-Frequency Interference in Safety-Related Instrumentation and Control Systems
Document Number: 2018-08493
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment Draft Regulatory Guide (DG), DG-1333, ``Guidelines for Evaluating Electromagnetic and Radio-Frequency Interference in Safety- Related Instrumentation and Control Systems.'' DG-1333 is proposed Revision 2 of Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.180, ``Guidelines for Evaluating Electromagnetic and Radio-Frequency Interference in Safety-Related Instrumentation and Control Systems,'' dated October 2003. This DG updates the guidance on electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) practices and test methods that the staff of the NRC consider acceptable for qualifying safety-related instrumentation and control (I&C) systems for the expected electromagnetic environment in nuclear power plants.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards Revised Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-08483
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2018-08070
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-24
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 March 27 to April 9, 2018. The last biweekly notice was published on April 10, 2018.
Pacific Gas & Electric Company; Diablo Canyon Power Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2; Withdrawal of License Renewal Application
Document Number: 2018-08366
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E or the licensee) to withdraw its application, and all associated correspondence and commitments, dated November 23, 2009, for license renewal of Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP), Unit Nos. 1 and 2 (Operating License Nos. DPR-80 and DPR-82, respectively). The license renewal application had requested 20 additional years of operation for DCPP, Unit Nos. 1 and 2. By withdrawing the license renewal application, the current operating licenses will expire on November 2, 2024, for DCPP Unit No. 1, and on August 26, 2025, for Unit No. 2.
Program-Specific Guidance About Irradiator Licenses and Program-Specific Guidance About Academic, Research and Development, and Other Licenses of Limited Scope, Including Electron Capture Devices and X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzers
Document Number: 2018-08190
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued Revision 1 to NUREG-1556, Volume 6, ``Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance About 10 CFR part 36 Irradiator Licenses,'' and Volume 7, ``Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance About Academic, Research and Development, and Other Licenses of Limited Scope, Including Electron Capture Devices and X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzers.'' NUREG-1556 Volumes 6 and 7 have been revised to include information on updated regulatory requirements, safety culture, security of radioactive materials, protection of sensitive information, and changes in regulatory policies and practices. These volumes are intended for use by applicants, licensees, and the NRC staff.
Florida Power & Light Company; Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4
Document Number: 2018-08092
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received an application with three supplements for the subsequent renewal of Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-31 and DPR-41, which authorize Florida Power & Light Company (the applicant) to operate Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4 (Turkey Point). The renewed licenses would authorize the applicant to operate Turkey Point for an additional 20 years beyond the period specified in each of the current renewed licenses. The current renewed operating licenses for Turkey Point expire as follows: Unit 3 on July 19, 2032, and Unit 4 on April 10, 2033.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2018-08035
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2018-07939
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection: Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2018-07729
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on the renewal of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an existing collection of information. The information collection is entitled, ``Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants.''
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-07704
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Supplementary Guidance Documents for Subsequent License Renewal
Document Number: 2018-07698
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing final NUREG-2221, ``Technical Bases for Changes in the Subsequent License Renewal Guidance Documents NUREG-2191 and NUREG-2192,'' and NUREG-2222, ``Disposition of Public Comments on the Draft Subsequent License Renewal Guidance Documents NUREG-2191 and NUREG-2192.'' These two documents describe the technical changes that were made to the guidance documents for initial license renewal, NUREG-1801, Revision 2, ``Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report,'' and NUREG-1800, Revision 2, ``Standard Review Plan for Review of License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants,'' for utilities wishing to apply for subsequent license renewal (i.e., for operation from 60 to 80 years) along with the technical bases for these changes and the NRC staff's response to public comments received on the drafts of NUREG- 2191 and NUREG-2192.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS): Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on NuScale; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-07689
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS): Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on APR1400; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-07688
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2018-07685
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection: Voluntary Reporting of Planned New Reactor Applications
Document Number: 2018-07456
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-11
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 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, ``NRC Regulatory Issue Summary 2017-08, ``Process for Scheduling and Allocating Resources for Fiscal Years 2020 through 2022 for the Review of New Licensing Applications for Light-Water Reactors and Non-Light Water Reactors.''
Northern States Power Company-Minnesota; Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant; Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation; Correct Inspection Intervals Acceptance Criteria
Document Number: 2018-07304
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) reconciled an error in the Northern States Power CompanyMinnesota (NSPM) Renewed License No. SNM-2506. Under this license, NSPM is authorized to receive, possess, store, and transfer spent nuclear fuel and associated radioactive materials at the Prairie Island Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation.
Information Collection: General Domestic Licenses for Byproduct Material
Document Number: 2018-07259
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-10
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, ``General Domestic Licenses for Byproduct Material.''
Information Collection: 10 CFR Part 140, Financial Protection Requirements and Indemnity Agreements
Document Number: 2018-07258
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-10
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.
Information Collection: Standards for Protection Against Radiation
Document Number: 2018-07257
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-10
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, ``Standards for Protection Against Radiation.''
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2018-06668
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-10
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 March 13, 2018, to March 26, 2018. The last biweekly notice was published on March 27, 2018.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2018-07372
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Guidance for Developing Principal Design Criteria for Non-Light Water Reactors
Document Number: 2018-07214
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 0 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.232, ``Guidance for Developing Principal Design Criteria for Non-Light Water Reactors.'' This new RG provides designers, applicants, and licensees of non-light water nuclear reactors guidance for developing principal design criteria (PDC) for a proposed facility. The PDC establish the necessary design, fabrication, construction, testing, and performance requirements for structures, systems, and components important to safety; that is, structures, systems, and components that provide reasonable assurance that the facility can be operated without undue risk to the health and safety of the public.
Evaluating Deviations and Reporting Defects and Noncompliance
Document Number: 2018-07118
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 0 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.234, ``Evaluating Deviations and Reporting Defects and Noncompliance Under 10 CFR Part 21.'' This RG describes methods that the staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) considers acceptable for complying with the provisions of the regulations.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2018-07246
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Omaha Public Power District; Fort Calhoun Station, Unit No. 1
Document Number: 2018-07034
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued exemption from certain requirements to maintain financial protection from offsite liability for the Fort Calhoun Station (FCS) in response to a request from Omaha Public Power District (OPPD or the licensee) dated April 28, 2017. Specifically, OPPD requested an exemption from regulatory requirements to permit OPPD to reduce the required level of primary financial protection from $450 million to $100 million and to withdraw from participation in the secondary layer of financial protection.
Omaha Public Power District; Fort Calhoun Station, Unit No. 1
Document Number: 2018-07033
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued an exemption from the requirement to maintain a specified level of onsite property damage insurance in response to a request from Omaha Public Power District (OPPD or the licensee) dated April 28, 2017. Specifically, OPPD requested an exemption from the regulatory requirements to permit Fort Calhoun Station (FCS) to reduce its onsite insurance from $1.06 billion to $50 million.
Holtec International HI-STORE Consolidated Interim Storage Facility Project
Document Number: 2018-07006
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On March 30, 2018, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published in the Federal Register a notice of its intent to prepare an environmental impact statement, conduct scoping, and request comments for Holtec International's (Holtec) application for the HI- STORE Combined Interim Storage Facility (CISF). The public scoping comment period closes on May 29, 2018. The NRC is announcing public scoping meetings and an open house schedule. The public scoping meetings will allow interested members of the public to develop and submit their comments.
In the Matter of Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. and Entergy Operations, Inc.; Arkansas Nuclear One, Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, Indian Point Energy Center, Palisades Nuclear Plant, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, River Bend Station, and Waterford Steam Electric Station, Unit 3
Document Number: 2018-06819
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a Confirmatory Order to Entergy (Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., and Entergy Operations, Inc.) as a result of a successful alternative dispute resolution mediation session. The commitments were made as part of a settlement agreement between Entergy and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) subject to the satisfactory completion of the additional actions Entergy committed to take, as described in the Confirmatory Order. The NRC will not issue a Notice of Violation and will not issue an associated civil penalty for the apparent violations.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Diablo Canyon Power Plant, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2018-06781
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Pacific Gas and Electric Company to withdraw its application dated November 25, 2013, as supplemented by letters dated February 5 and May 28, 2015, and July 7 and October 27, 2016, for proposed amendments to Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-80 and DPR-82. The proposed amendments would have modified the facility technical specifications (TSs) to permit the use of Risk-Informed Completion Times (RICTs) in accordance with Technical Specifications Task Force (TSTF) Traveler TSTF-505, Revision 1, ``Provide Risk-Informed Extended Completion TimesRITSTF [Risk-Informed TSTF] Initiative 4b.''
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2018-06853
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection: Requests to Non-Agreement States for Information
Document Number: 2018-06594
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-02
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, ``Requests to Non-Agreement States for Information.''