Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Requirements for the Indefinite Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel
Document Number: 2018-05776
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received a petition for rulemaking from Raymond Lutz and Citizens Oversight, Inc. (the Petitioners), dated January 2, 2018, requesting that the NRC amend its regulations regarding spent nuclear fuel storage systems. The petition was docketed by the NRC on January 22, 2018, and has been assigned Docket No. PRM-72-8. The NRC is examining the issues raised in PRM-72-8 to determine whether they should be considered in rulemaking. The NRC is requesting public comment on this petition.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station; Revision to License Condition 2.C.(5) Regarding BWRVIP-18
Document Number: 2018-05690
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Exelon Generation Company, LLC to withdraw its application dated August 30, 2017, for a proposed amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-16. The proposed amendment would have revised License Condition 2.C.(5) regarding the Electric Power Research Institute's (EPRI's) technical report BWRVIP-18, ``BWR [Boiling Water Reactor] Vessel and Internals Project, BWR Core Spray Internals inspection and Flaw Evaluation Guidelines,'' revision from December 2, 1999, to December 21, 2016.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2018-05768
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4
Document Number: 2018-05568
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Southern Nuclear Operating Company to withdraw its application dated July 29, 2016, for proposed amendments to Combined License (COL) Nos. NPF-91 and NPF-92 for the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP), Units 3 and 4, respectively. The COLs were issued to Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Georgia Power Company; Oglethorpe Power Corporation; MEAG Power SPVM, LLC; MEAG Power SPVJ, LLC; MEAG Power SPVP, LLC; and the City of Dalton, Georgia (the licensee), for construction and operation of the VEGP, Units 3 and 4, located in Burke County, Georgia. The amendments would have added an Interim Amendment Request (IAR) Process to License Condition 2.D.(1) of the VEGP, Units 3 and 4, COLs for changes during construction when emergent conditions are present.
University of Massachusetts at Lowell; University of Massachusetts at Lowell Research Reactor
Document Number: 2018-05446
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering an application for the renewal of Facility Operating License No. R-125, which authorizes the University of Massachusetts at Lowell (UML or the licensee) to operate the UML Research Reactor (UMLRR) at a maximum steady-state thermal power of 1.0 megawatt (MW). The UMLRR is a plate- type-fueled research reactor located on the campus of UML, in Lowell, Massachusetts. If approved, the renewed license would authorize the licensee to continue to operate the UMLRR up to a steady-state thermal power of 1.0 MW for an additional 20 years from the date of issuance of the renewed license. Because the license renewal application contains Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information (SUNSI) and Safeguards Information (SGI), an included Order imposes procedures to obtain access to SUNSI and SGI for contention preparation.
Holtec International's HI-STORE Consolidated Interim Storage Facility for Interim Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel
Document Number: 2018-05438
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received a license application from Holtec International (Holtec), by letter dated March 30, 2017, as supplemented on April 13, October 6, December 21, and 22, 2017; and February 22, 2018. By this application, Holtec is requesting authorization to construct and operate the HI-STORE Consolidated Interim Storage (CIS) Facility, in Lea County, New Mexico. If the NRC approves the application and issues a license to Holtec, Holtec intends to store up to 8,680 metric tons uranium (MTU) of commercial spent nuclear fuel in the HI-STORM UMAX Canister Storage System for a 40-year license term.
Clarification on Endorsement of Nuclear Energy Institute Guidance in Designing Digital Upgrades in Instrumentation and Control Systems
Document Number: 2018-04958
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking public comment on the draft Regulatory Issue Summary (RIS) 2002-22, Supplement 1, ``Clarification on Endorsement of Nuclear Energy Institute Guidance in Designing Digital Upgrades in Instrumentation and Control Systems.'' This RIS Supplement clarifies the guidance in RIS 2002-22, which remains in effect. The NRC continues to endorse Nuclear Energy Institute 01-01 (NEI-01-01) as stated in RIS 2002-22, as clarified by the RIS Supplement.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Pipe Rupture Hazard and Flooding Analysis
Document Number: 2018-04987
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting an exemption to allow a departure from elements of the certification information of Tier 1 of the generic AP1000 design control document (DCD) and is issuing License Amendment Nos. 107 and 106 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 referred to as 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. The exemption revises the plant-specific Tier 1 information and corresponding changes to COL Appendix C, and the amendment changes the associated plant-specific DCD Tier 2 material incorporated into the VEGP Updated Final Safety Analysis Report (UFSAR), to address mitigation of fire protection system flooding of the Auxiliary Building identified following completion of the pipe rupture hazards analysis for the VEGP Units 3 and 4.
Withdrawal of Regulatory Issue Summary 2012-10, “NRC Staff Position on Applying Surveillance Requirements 3.0.2 and 3.0.3 to Administrative Controls Program Tests”
Document Number: 2018-04986
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is withdrawing Regulatory Issue Summary 2012-10, ``NRC Staff Position on Applying Surveillance Requirements 3.0.2 and 3.0.3 to Administrative Controls Program Tests.'' This document is being withdrawn because it contains guidance to addressees that is no longer applicable.
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2018-04827
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-13
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 February 13 to February 26, 2018. The last biweekly notice was published on February 27, 2018.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2018-04980
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Rapiscan Laboratories, Incorporated Sunnyvale, CA
Document Number: 2018-04947
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is providing public notice of the termination of Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) License No. SNM-2018. The NRC has terminated the license held by Rapiscan Laboratories, Inc. to possess and use SNM for research, development, and evaluation of Non-Intrusive Inspection Systems for the Transformational and Applied Research Directorate division of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Notice of Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on NuScale
Document Number: 2018-04837
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Qualification of Safety-Related Lead Storage Batteries for Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2018-04828
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 1 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.158, ``Qualification of Safety- Related Vented Lead-Acid Storage Batteries for Nuclear Power Plants.'' RG 1.158 endorses (with clarifying regulatory positions) the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Standard (Std.) 535- 2013, ``IEEE Standard for Qualification of Class 1E Vented Lead Acid Storage Batteries for Nuclear Power Generating Stations.'' IEEE 535- 2013 contains procedures for qualifying batteries with duty cycles of less than 8 hours and also for batteries with duty cycles longer than 8 hours.
Clarification of the Requirements for Reactor Pressure Vessel Upper Head Bare Metal Visual Examinations
Document Number: 2018-04350
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking public comment on a draft regulatory issue summary (RIS). The draft RIS informs all addressees of a clarification of the requirements for the bare metal visual examination. The draft RIS is relevant to all holders and applicants for a pressurized-water power reactor (PWR) operating license or construction permit, except those that have certified that they have permanently ceased operations and have permanently removed all fuel from the reactor vessel.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2018-04722
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Unit 1, 2, and 3, and Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation; Consideration of Approval of Transfer of License
Document Number: 2018-04674
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of an indirect license transfer application filed by the South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G) and Dominion Energy, Inc. (Dominion Energy) on January 25, 2018. The application seeks NRC approval of the indirect transfer of Operating License No. NPF-12 and Combined License Nos. NPF-93 and NPF-94 for Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station (Summer), Units 1, 2, and 3, and the general license for the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI), currently held by SCE&G. The indirect license transfer would result from the proposed merger transaction involving Dominion Energy and SCANA Corporation (SCANA), the parent company of SCE&G.
Rio Algom, LLC; Ambrosia Lake Facility, McKinley County, New Mexico Source Materials License SUA-1473
Document Number: 2018-04673
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received an application from Rio Algom, LLC, Ambrosia Lake facility for amendment of Materials License SUA-1473, which authorizes the burial of contaminated waste materials resulting from previous onsite milling operations into designated onsite disposal areas. The amendment would allow the release of the Section 4, Ponds at the Ambrosia Lake facility for unconditional use and update the license accordingly.
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes Renewal Notice
Document Number: 2018-04610
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company; Beaver Valley Power Station; Unit Nos. 1 and 2; Use of Optimized ZIRLOTM
Document Number: 2018-04549
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to an April 9, 2017, request from FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), in order to use Optimized ZIRLO\TM\ fuel rod cladding at the Beaver Valley Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 (Beaver Valley).
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Notice of Meeting, Revised
Document Number: 2018-04471
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving Proposed No Significant Hazards Considerations and Containing Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information
Document Number: 2018-03235
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of two amendment requests. The amendment requests are for North Anna Power Station, Units 1 and 2, and Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4. For each amendment request, the NRC proposes to determine that they involve no significant hazards consideration. Because each amendment request contains sensitive unclassified non-safeguards information (SUNSI), an order imposes procedures to obtain access to SUNSI for contention preparation.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2018-04561
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Aluminum High Energy Arc Fault (HEAF) Particle Size Characterization
Document Number: 2018-04341
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is making the proposed draft test plan, ``Aluminum High Energy Arc Fault (HEAF) Particle Size Characterization Test PlanDraft Test Plan,'' available for public comment.
PSEG Nuclear, LLC; Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Salem Nuclear Generating Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2; Rod Position Indicators
Document Number: 2018-04182
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of amendments to Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR- 70 and DPR-75, issued to PSEG Nuclear, LLC, for operation of the Salem Nuclear Generating Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2, respectively. The proposed amendments would revise Technical Specification (TS) actions for rod position indicators.
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2018-03727
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-27
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 January 30, 2018, to February 12, 2018. The last biweekly notice was published on February 13, 2018.
National Institutes of Health
Document Number: 2018-03789
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for an exemption request by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH requested an exemption from the NRC transportation regulations that require NRC licensees to follow the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) hazardous material regulations.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2018-03827
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Tennessee Valley Authority; Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2018-03456
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of amendments to Facility Operating License Nos. NPF-90, issued on February 7, 1996, and NPF-96, issued on October 22, 2015, and held by Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA or the licensee) for the operation of Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2 (Watts Bar or WBN), located in Rhea County, Tennessee. The proposed amendments would revise the Technical Specifications (TSs) related to control and shutdown rods, and rod and bank position indication. The proposed amendments adopt the changes contained in Technical Specification Task Force (TSTF) Change Traveler TSTF-547, Revision 1, ``Clarification of Rod Position Requirements,'' with variations as described in the application.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on APR1400; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-03446
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Draft Flood Penetration Seal Performance at Nuclear Power Plants; Literature Review (Task 1.1) and Test Methodology (Task 1.2)
Document Number: 2018-03340
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is requesting public comment on Task 1.1 and Task 1.2 of the project entitled, ``Flood Penetration Seal Performance at Nuclear Power Plants,'' in order to receive feedback from the widest range of interested parties and to ensure that all information relevant to developing this document is available to the NRC staff.
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-03264
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Addition of In-Containment Refueling Water Storage Tank (IRWST); Lower Narrow Range Level Instrumentation
Document Number: 2018-03169
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-15
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 AP1000 design control document (DCD) and is issuing License Amendment Nos. 100 and 99 to Combined Licenses (COLs), 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, 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 that is requested 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.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Emergency Planning ITAAC Revisions
Document Number: 2018-03168
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-15
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 AP1000 design control document (DCD) and is issuing License Amendment Nos. 95 and 94 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, 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 that is requested 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.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Addition of Steam Generator System (SGS) Thermal Relief Valves
Document Number: 2018-03167
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-15
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 AP1000 design control document (DCD) and is issuing License Amendment Nos. 99 and 98 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, 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 that is requested 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.
Greater-Than-Class C and Transuranic Waste
Document Number: 2018-03085
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking stakeholder participation and involvement in identifying the various technical issues that should be considered in the development of a regulatory basis for the disposal of Greater-than-Class C (GTCC) and transuranic radioactive waste through means other than a deep geologic disposal, including near surface disposal. To assist in this process, the NRC is holding a public meeting and is requesting that stakeholders respond to the questions discussed in Section IV, ``Specific Request for Comments,'' of this document.
Very Low-Level Radioactive Waste Scoping Study
Document Number: 2018-03083
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is conducting a very low-level radioactive waste (VLLW) scoping study to identify possible options to improve and strengthen the NRC's regulatory framework for the disposal of the anticipated large volumes of VLLW associated with the decommissioning of nuclear power plants and material sites, as well as waste that might be generated by alternative waste streams that may be created by operating reprocessing facilities or a radiological event. The NRC is seeking stakeholder input and perspectives on this action. Respondents are asked to consider specific questions posed by the NRC staff and other Federal agencies in this notice when preparing their responses.
Florida Power and Light Company; St. Lucie Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2
Document Number: 2018-03003
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of amendments to Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR- 67 and NPF-16, issued on October 2, 2003, and held by Florida Power and Light Company (FPL or the licensee) for the operation of St. Lucie Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 (St. Lucie), located on Hutchinson Island in St. Lucie County, Florida. The proposed amendments would revise the Emergency Plan for St. Lucie to adopt a limited scope of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEl) Emergency Action Level (EAL) scheme for the fire-related notification of unusual event.
Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station; Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2018-02930
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a request submitted by Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (ENO) on May 16, 2017, and supplemented on September 7, 2017 and December 7, 2017, for its general license to operate an independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (VYNPS). This exemption would permit the VYNPS to use a new regionalized loading pattern, load fuel cooled for at least 2 years, and establish a per-cell maximum average burnup limit at 65,000 megawatt days per metric ton of uranium (MWD/MTU) in HI-STORM 100 multi-purpose canister (MPC)-68M using Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1014, Amendment No. 10.
Virginia Electric and Power Company, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, North Anna Power Station Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2018-02904
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a renewed license to Virginia Electric and Power Company (Dominion Energy Virginia) and the Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (together ``licensee'') for Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) License No. SNM-2507 for the receipt, possession, transfer, and storage of spent fuel from North Anna Power Station, Units 1 and 2, in the North Anna Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI), located in Louisa County, Virginia. The renewed license authorizes operation of the North Anna ISFSI in accordance with the provisions of the renewed license and its technical specifications. The renewed license expires on June 30, 2058.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria
Document Number: 2018-02872
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff has determined that the inspections, tests, and analyses have been successfully completed, and that the specified acceptance criteria are met for the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP), Units 3 and 4.
Fire Protection for Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2018-02870
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 3 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.189, ``Fire Protection for Nuclear Power Plants.'' Revision 3 of RG 1.189 includes administrative changes involving editorial corrections that make the document consistent with existing policy. None of the revisions involve changes to the staff regulatory positions. This guide describes a method that the NRC staff considers acceptable to meet regulatory requirements for fire protection in nuclear power plants.
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2018-02636
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-13
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 January 13, 2018, to January 29, 2018. The last biweekly notice was published on January 30, 2018.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2018-02934
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Qualification and Training of Personnel for Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2018-02816
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1329, ``Qualification and Training of Personnel for Nuclear Power Plants.'' The proposed revision describes methods acceptable to the NRC staff for complying with those portions of the Commission's regulations associated with the selection, qualifications, and training for nuclear power plant personnel. This proposed guide, Revision 4, updates the guidance with additional experience gained since Revision 3 was issued in 2000 by endorsing ANSI/ANS 3.1 2014, ``Selection, Qualification and Training of Personnel for Nuclear Power Plants.''
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., Vogtle Electric Generating Station, Units 3 and 4; Addition of a Residual Heat Removal Suction Relief Valve for Low-Temperature Overpressure Protection
Document Number: 2018-02473
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-07
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 Nos. 104 and 103 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, 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 that is requested 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.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Shield Building Roof Changes
Document Number: 2018-02472
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting an exemption to allow a departure from elements of the certification information of Tier 1 of the generic AP1000 design control document (DCD) and is issuing License Amendment Nos. 106 and 105 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, and the City of Dalton, Georgia (collectively referred to as 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.