Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Fire Protection System Nonsafety Cable Spray Removal
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing License Amendment Nos. 145 and 144 to Combined Licenses (COL), NPF-91 and NPF-92, respectively. The COLs were issued to Southern Nuclear Operating Company, and Georgia Power Company, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, MEAG Power SPVM, LLC, MEAG Power SPVJ, LLC, MEAG Power SPVP, LLC, and the City of Dalton, Georgia (collectively SNC); for construction and operation of the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP) Units 3 and 4, located in Burke County, Georgia. The amendment authorizes changes in the form of departures to the VEGP Units 3 and 4 plant specific Design Control Document (PS-DCD) Tier 2 information contained within the Updated Final Safety Analysis Report and plant-specific Tier 1 information, with corresponding changes to Appendix C of the COL removing the fire protection system (FPS) nonsafety-related containment cable spray and installing passive fire stops and radiant energy shields. Specifically, the changes were for the removal of the FPS containment open nozzle water spray suppression system for the open nonsafety-related cable trays in fire zone 1100 AF 11300B and for installing passive fire stops and radiant energy shields. The exemption allows changes that impact Tier 1 of the PS-DCD and associated COL Appendix C of the Facility COL as specified in LAR 18- 015. This exemption is related to, and necessary for, the granting of the amendment which is being issued concurrently.
Perma-Fix Northwest Richland, Inc.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is reviewing an export license application (XW019), submitted by Perma-Fix Northwest Richland, Inc. (PFNW). On August 30, 2018, PFNW filed a revised application with the NRC for a license to export radioactive waste. The revised application seeks NRC approval of a license for the export of low-level radioactive waste to Mexico. The NRC is providing notice of the opportunity to submit comments and/or to request a hearing on PFNW's revised application.