Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Revised Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-16621
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Program-Specific Guidance About Licenses Authorizing Distribution to General Licensees and Program-Specific Guidance About Special Nuclear Material of Less Than Critical Mass Licenses
Document Number: 2018-16619
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued Revision 1 to NUREG-1556, Volume 16, ``Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance About Licenses Authorizing Distribution to General Licensees,'' and Volume 17, ``Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance About Special Nuclear Material of Less Than Critical Mass Licenses.'' NUREG-1556 Volumes 16 and 17 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.
Information Collection: Domestic Licensing of Source Material
Document Number: 2018-16428
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-01
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, ``Domestic Licensing of Source Material.''
American Centrifuge Operating, LCC; Lead Cascade Facility
Document Number: 2018-16404
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) and a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) regarding a request from American Centrifuge Operating, LLC (ACO) for approval of its Decommissioning Plan. ACO is authorized to possess and use special nuclear material (SNM), source material, and byproduct material at its Lead Cascade Facility (LCF) in Piketon, Ohio under NRC License SNM-7003, issued in 2004. ACO's Decommissioning Plan contains its proposed Release Criteria and the Final Status Survey design.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station Units 2 and 3
Document Number: 2018-16402
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received an application for the subsequent license renewal of Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-44 and DPR-56, which authorize Exelon Generation Company, LLC (the applicant) to operate Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station Units 2 and 3 (Peach Bottom). The renewed licenses would authorize the applicant to operate Peach Bottom for an additional 20 years beyond the period specified in each of the current renewed licenses. The current renewed operating licenses for Peach Bottom expire as follows: Unit 2 on August 8, 2033, and Unit 3 on July 2, 2034.
Information Collection: Request for Taxpayer Identification Number
Document Number: 2018-16401
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-01
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, ``Request for Taxpayer Identification Number.''
LaCrosse Solutions, LLC; Dairyland Power Cooperative La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor
Document Number: 2018-16393
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a February 22, 2018, request from LaCrosseSolutions, LLC (LS) from the regulatory requirement to maintain a specified level of onsite property damage insurance to permit the La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor (LACBWR) to reduce its onsite insurance coverage from $180 million to $50 million.
Interim Staff Guidance for Decommissioning Funding Plans for Materials Licensees
Document Number: 2018-16392
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is soliciting public comment on its draft Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) on Decommissioning Funding Plans (DFP) for materials licensees. The purpose of this ISG is to provide the NRC staff and the industry with guidance based on recent developments and lessons learned in financial assurance since the last update to NUREG-1757, Vol. 3, Rev. 1, ``Consolidated Decommissioning Guidance Financial Assurance, Recordkeeping, and Timeliness'' (NUREG-1757, Vol. 3).
Information Collection: NRC Form 748, National Source Tracking Transaction Report
Document Number: 2018-16391
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-01
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, ``NRC Form 748, National Source Tracking Transaction Report.''
Information Collection: Standards for Protection Against Radiation
Document Number: 2018-16390
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-01
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, ``Standards for Protection Against Radiation.''
Biweekly Notice: Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2018-15682
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-31
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 June 30, 2018 to July 16, 2018. The last biweekly notice was published on July 17, 2018.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2018-16278
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Program-Specific Guidance About Self-Shielded Irradiator Licenses and Program-Specific Guidance About Exempt Distribution Licenses
Document Number: 2018-16239
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued Revision 1 to NUREG-1556, Volume 5, ``Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance About Self-Shielded Irradiator Licenses,'' and Volume 8, ``Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance About Exempt Distribution Licenses.'' NUREG-1556, Volumes 5 and 8 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.
Water Remediation Technology, LLC
Document Number: 2018-16188
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received an application from Water Remediation Technology, LLC for renewal of Materials License No. SUC-1591, which authorizes the licensee to offer a water treatment program to remove uranium from drinking water at community water systems, for another 10-year term. This application, which is still under consideration by the NRC, also requested authorization to expand the scope of WRT's licensed activities to include treatment of uranium in groundwater and surface water resources not used for drinking water. Subsequently, the NRC received a request from WRT to extend the term of the renewed license to 20 years.
Information Collection: 10 CFR Part 95, Facility Security Clearance and Safeguarding of National Security Information and Restricted Data
Document Number: 2018-16125
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-30
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, ``10 CFR Part 95, Facility Security Clearance and Safeguarding of National Security Information and Restricted Data.''
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2018-15884
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will convene a meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) on September 20-21, 2018. Tentative agenda items to be discussed during the public session include: (1) Medical-related events; (2) an update on nursing mother guidelines; (3) licensing of thorium-227 chloride; (4) an update on the yttrium-90 microspheres licensing guidance revision; and (5) status of the NRC's training and experience (T&E) evaluation and stakeholder outreach plans for T&E. The agenda is subject to change. The current agenda and any updates will be available at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/acmui/ meetings/2018.html or may be requested by emailing Ms. Lisa Dimmick at the contact information below. Purpose: Discuss issues related to 10 CFR part 35, Medical Use of Byproduct Material. Date and Time for Open Sessions: September 20, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and September 21, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Date and Time for Closed Sessions: September 20, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 .pm. Address for Public Meeting: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, One White Flint North Building, Commission Hearing Room, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Public Participation: Any member of the public who wishes to participate in the meeting in person or via phone should contact Ms. Dimmick using the information below. The meeting will also be webcast live at https://video.nrc.gov/. Contact Information: Lisa Dimmick, email: lisa.dimmick@nrc.gov, telephone: (301) 415-0694.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Consistency and Clarification Changes to Annex Building, Auxiliary Building, and Basemat ITAAC
Document Number: 2018-15783
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-24
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. 128 and 127 to Combined License (COL) Nos. 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 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.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria
Document Number: 2018-15683
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-23
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.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2018-15742
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Nuclear Innovation North America, LLC; South Texas Project, Units 3 and 4
Document Number: 2018-15302
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is terminating the South Texas Project (STP) Units 3 and 4 Combined Licenses (COLs) designated as NPF-97 and NPF-98, and their included licenses to manufacture, produce, transfer, receive, acquire, own, possess, or use byproduct material. By letter dated June 22, 2018, Nuclear Innovation North America, LLC (NINA) requested that the NRC terminate the STP Units 3 and 4 COLs. Construction was not initiated for STP Units 3 and 4, and nuclear materials were never procured or possessed under these licenses. Consequently, the STP Units 3 and 4 site is approved for unrestricted use.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Limerick Generating Station, Units 1 and 2; Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 1, 2, and 3
Document Number: 2018-15282
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of amendments to licenses held by Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon, the licensee) for the operation of Limerick Generating Station (Limerick), Units 1 and 2, and Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station (Peach Bottom), Units 1, 2, and 3 (the facilities). The proposed amendments would revise the emergency response organization (ERO) positions identified in the emergency plan for each facility. The NRC is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) associated with the proposed license amendments.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2018-15286
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-17
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: 2018-14779
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-17
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 June 18, 2018, to June 29, 2018. The last biweekly notice was published on July 3, 2018.
State of Wyoming: NRC Staff Assessment of a Proposed Agreement Between the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the State of Wyoming
Document Number: 2018-14176
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
By letter dated November 14, 2017, Governor Matthew H. Mead of the State of Wyoming requested that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) enter into an Agreement with the State of Wyoming as authorized by Section 274b. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (AEA). Under the proposed Agreement, the Commission would discontinue, and the State of Wyoming would assume, regulatory authority over the management and disposal of byproduct materials as defined in Section 11e.(2) of the AEA and a subcategory of source material associated with uranium or thorium milling within the State. Pursuit to Commission direction, the proposed Agreement would state that the NRC will retain regulatory authority over the American Nuclear Corporation (ANC) license. As required by Section 274e. of the AEA, the NRC is publishing the proposed Agreement for public comment. The NRC is also publishing the summary of a draft assessment by the NRC staff of the State of Wyoming's regulatory program. Comments are requested on the proposed Agreement, especially its effect on public health and safety. Comments are also requested on the draft staff assessment, the adequacy of the State of Wyoming's program, and the State's program staff, as discussed in this notice. The proposed Agreement would exempt persons who possess or use byproduct materials as defined in Section 11e.(2) of the AEA and a subcategory of source material involved in the extraction or concentration of uranium or thorium in source material or ores at uranium or thorium milling facilities in the State of Wyoming from portions of the Commission's regulatory authority. Radioactive materials not covered by the proposed Agreement will continue to be subject to the Commission's regulatory authority. Section 274e. of the AEA requires that the NRC publish these exemptions. Notice is hereby given that the pertinent exemptions have been previously published in the Federal Register and are codified in the NRC's regulations. The NRC is giving notice once each week for four consecutive weeks of the proposed Agreement. This is the second notice that has been published.
Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Unit 1
Document Number: 2018-15100
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an amendment to Facility Operating License No. NPF-90 for the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant (Watts Bar or WBN), Unit 1. The proposed amendment would modify the Watts Bar, Unit 1, Technical Specifications (TSs) to extend Surveillance Requirements (SRs) 3.3.1.5, 3.3.2.2, and 3.3.6.2.
Energy Northwest; Columbia Generating Station
Document Number: 2018-15091
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License No. NPF- 21, issued on May 22, 2012, and held by Energy Northwest (the licensee) for the operation of Columbia Generating Station (Columbia), located in Benton County, Washington. The proposed amendment would revise the Environmental Protection Plan (Non-Radiological) (EPP), contained in Appendix B to the Columbia renewed facility operating license. The NRC is issuing a final environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) associated with the proposed license amendment.
Information Collection: Criteria and Procedures for Emergency Access to Non-Federal and Regional Low-Level Waste Disposal Facilities
Document Number: 2018-15081
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-16
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, ``Criteria and Procedures for Emergency Access to Non-Federal and Regional Low-Level Waste Disposal Facilities.''
Information Collection: 10 CFR Part 140, Financial Protection Requirements and Indemnity Agreements
Document Number: 2018-15080
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-16
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, ``10 CFR part 140, Financial Protection Requirements and Indemnity Agreements.''
Holtec International's HI-STORE Consolidated Interim Storage Facility for Interim Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel
Document Number: 2018-15079
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-16
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 of uranium (MTU) of commercial spent nuclear fuel in the HI-STORM UMAX Canister Storage System for a 40-year license term.
Medical Use of Byproduct Material-Medical Event; Definitions and Training and Experience
Document Number: 2018-14853
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a final guidance document entitled, ``Final Guidance for the Rule `Medical Use of Byproduct MaterialMedical Events Definitions, Training and Experience, and Clarifying Amendments.' '' This guidance document addresses implementation of the NRC's final rule amending its medical use of byproduct material regulations which is being published concurrently in Separate Part IV of this issue of the Federal Register.
Medical Use of Byproduct Material-Medical Event Definitions, Training and Experience, and Clarifying Amendments
Document Number: 2018-14852
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations related to the medical use of byproduct material. The final rule will amend the NRC regulations related to the medical use of byproduct material. This rule amends the reporting and notification requirements for a medical event (ME) for permanent implant brachytherapy. This rule also amends the training and experience (T&E) requirements to remove from multiple sections the requirement to obtain a written attestation for an individual who is certified by a specialty board whose certification process has been recognized by the NRC or an Agreement State; and address a request filed in a petition for rulemaking (PRM), PRM-35-20, to exempt certain board-certified individuals from certain T&E requirements (i.e., ``grandfather'' these individuals). Additionally, this rule amends the requirements for measuring molybdenum contamination; adds a new requirement for the reporting of failed technetium and rubidium generators; and allows licensees to name associate radiation safety officers (ARSOs) on a medical license.
Proposed Revisions to Branch Technical Position 5-3; Fracture Toughness Requirements
Document Number: 2018-15035
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is soliciting public comment on draft NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition,'' Section BTP 5-3, ``Fracture Toughness Requirements.'' The NRC seeks comments on the proposed draft section revision of the Standard Review Plan (SRP) concerning guidance for the review of early site permits, combined construction and operating license and operating license applications and amendments for fracture toughness requirements.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant
Document Number: 2018-15009
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR- 59, issued to Exelon Generation Company, LLC, for operation of the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant (JAFNPP). The proposed amendment would revise Technical Specification (TS), TS 2.1.1, ``Reactor Core SLs [Safety Limits].'' For this amendment request, the NRC proposes to determine that it involves no significant hazards consideration. Because this amendment request contains sensitive unclassified non-safeguards information (SUNSI), an order imposes procedures to obtain access to SUNSI for contention preparation.
Kennecott Uranium Company; Sweetwater Uranium Project
Document Number: 2018-14855
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a renewed license to Kennecott Uranium Company (KUC) for its Sweetwater Uranium Project (SUP), located in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, for Materials License SUA-1350. The license authorizes KUC to possess uranium source and byproduct material at the SUP. In addition, the license authorizes KUC to operate its facilities as proposed in its license renewal application, as amended, and as prescribed in the license, after a pre-operational inspection has been completed at the SUP and any safety issues resolved. The renewed license expires on November 9, 2024.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Changes to the Building Gap Between the Nuclear Island and Adjacent Buildings
Document Number: 2018-14746
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-11
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. 127 and 126 to Combined License (COL) Nos. 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 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.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4, Class 1E Motor-Operated Valve Terminal Voltage Testing
Document Number: 2018-14698
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-10
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. 121 and 120 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.
Program-Specific Guidance About Possession Licenses for Manufacturing and Distribution, Program-Specific Guidance About Well Logging, Tracer, and Field Flood Study Licenses, and Program-Specific Guidance About Possession Licenses for Production of Radioactive Material Using an Accelerator
Document Number: 2018-14696
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued Revision 1 to NUREG-1556, Volume 12, ``Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses: Program Specific Guidance About Possession Licenses for Manufacturing and Distribution;'' NUREG-1556, Volume 14, ``Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance About Well Logging, Tracer, and Field Flood Study Licenses;'' and NUREG-1556, Volume 21, ``Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance About Possession Licenses for Production of Radioactive material Using an Accelerator.'' NUREG-1556, Volumes 12, 14, and 21 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.
State of Wyoming: NRC Staff Assessment of a Proposed Agreement Between the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the State of Wyoming
Document Number: 2018-14175
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
By letter dated November 14, 2017, Governor Matthew H. Mead of the State of Wyoming requested that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) enter into an Agreement with the State of Wyoming as authorized by Section 274b. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (AEA). Under the proposed Agreement, the Commission would discontinue, and the State of Wyoming would assume, regulatory authority over the management and disposal of byproduct materials as defined in Section 11e.(2) of the AEA and a subcategory of source material associated with uranium or thorium milling within the State. Pursuit to Commission direction, the proposed Agreement would state that the NRC will retain regulatory authority over the American Nuclear Corporation (ANC) license. As required by Section 274e. of the AEA, the NRC is publishing the proposed Agreement for public comment. The NRC is also publishing the summary of a draft assessment by the NRC staff of the State of Wyoming's regulatory program. Comments are requested on the proposed Agreement, especially its effect on public health and safety. Comments are also requested on the draft staff assessment, the adequacy of the State of Wyoming's program, and the State's program staff, as discussed in this notice. The proposed Agreement would exempt persons who possess or use byproduct materials as defined in Section 11e.(2) of the AEA and a subcategory of source material involved in the extraction or concentration of uranium or thorium in source material or ores at uranium or thorium milling facilities in the State of Wyoming from portions of the Commission's regulatory authority. Radioactive materials not covered by the proposed Agreement will continue to be subject to the Commission's regulatory authority. Section 274e. of the AEA requires that the NRC publish these exemptions. Notice is hereby given that the pertinent exemptions have been previously published in the Federal Register and are codified in the NRC's regulations. The NRC is giving notice once each week for four consecutive weeks of the proposed Agreement. This is the second notice that has been published.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2018-14635
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Order Approving Indirect Transfer of Control of License: Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC
Document Number: 2018-14489
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued an Order approving the indirect transfer of several licenses for Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC (Westinghouse). Westinghouse is the holder of special nuclear materials (SNM) license numbers SNM-1107 and SNM-33, which authorize the possession and use of SNM at the Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility in Hopkins, South Carolina, and Hematite Fuel Fabrication Facility in Festus Township, Missouri, respectively. Westinghouse is also the holder of several export licenses as noted in the Order. The Order approves the indirect transfer of control of the these licenses resulting from the acquisition of Westinghouse's intermediate parent company, TSB Nuclear Energy Services Inc., by Brookfield WEC Holdings Inc., a Delaware limited liability company, which is ultimately owned and controlled by Brookfield Asset Management Inc., a Canadian company. The Order became effective upon issuance.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station
Document Number: 2018-14391
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a partial exemption in response to an April 12, 2018, request from Exelon Generation Company, LLC (the licensee or Exelon). The issuance of the exemption grants Exelon a partial exemption from regulations that require the retention of records for certain systems, structures, and components associated with the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station (Oyster Creek) until the termination of the Oyster Creek operating license.
Dispositioning of Technical Specifications That Are Insufficient To Ensure Plant Safety
Document Number: 2018-14379
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1351, ``Dispositioning of Technical Specifications that are Insufficient to Ensure Plant Safety.'' This DG proposes new guidance that describes methods and procedures that are acceptable to the (NRC) staff for dispositioning of technical specifications (TS) that are insufficient to ensure power plant safety.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2018-14471
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
State of Wyoming: NRC Staff Assessment of a Proposed Agreement Between the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the State of Wyoming
Document Number: 2018-14174
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
By letter dated November 14, 2017, Governor Matthew H. Mead of the State of Wyoming requested that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) enter into an Agreement with the State of Wyoming as authorized by Section 274b. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (AEA). Under the proposed Agreement, the Commission would discontinue, and the State of Wyoming would assume, regulatory authority over the management and disposal of byproduct materials as defined in Section 11e.(2) of the AEA and a subcategory of source material associated with uranium or thorium milling within the State. Pursuit to Commission direction, the proposed Agreement would state that the NRC will retain regulatory authority over the American Nuclear Corporation (ANC) license. As required by Section 274e. of the AEA, the NRC is publishing the proposed Agreement for public comment. The NRC is also publishing the summary of a draft assessment by the NRC staff of the State of Wyoming's regulatory program. Comments are requested on the proposed Agreement, especially its effect on public health and safety. Comments are also requested on the draft staff assessment, the adequacy of the State of Wyoming's program, and the State's program staff, as discussed in this notice. The proposed Agreement would exempt persons who possess or use byproduct materials as defined in Section 11e.(2) of the AEA and a subcategory of source material involved in the extraction or concentration of uranium or thorium in source material or ores at uranium or thorium milling facilities in the State of Wyoming from portions of the Commission's regulatory authority. Radioactive materials not covered by the proposed Agreement will continue to be subject to the Commission's regulatory authority. Section 274e. of the AEA requires that the NRC publish these exemptions. Notice is hereby given that the pertinent exemptions have been previously published in the Federal Register and are codified in the NRC's regulations. The NRC is giving notice once each week for four consecutive weeks of the proposed Agreement. This is the second notice that has been published.