Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-28321
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In The Matter of Thomas B. Saunders: Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Document Number: 2019-28228
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the Matter of Team Industrial Services, Inc.; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Document Number: 2019-28221
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-31
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: 2019-27947
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to 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 amendments issued, or proposed to be issued, from December 3, 2019, to December 16, 2019. This notice also incorporates the revised biweekly format as noticed in the Federal Register on December 3, 2019. The last biweekly notice was published on December 17, 2019.
Evaluating Electromagnetic and Radio-Frequency Interference in Safety-Related Instrumentation and Control Systems
Document Number: 2019-27882
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 2 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.180, ``Guidelines for Evaluating Electromagnetic and Radio-Frequency Interference in Safety-Related Instrumentation and Control Systems.'' RG 1.180 provides 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. The RG would endorse, with certain exceptions, standards that were updated and corrected subsequent to the last time the NRC endorsed them in RG 1.180. More information on updates can be found in the ``Supplementary Information'' section below.
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: 2019-27584
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular No. A-108, notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), proposes to modify 28 and rescind 9 of its system of records notices. The proposed modifications would include incorporating, for the convenience of readers, the full text of routine uses previously described in a Prefatory Statement of General Routine Uses directly into each individual system notice to which they apply, incorporating system-breach notification routine uses into each system notice in accordance with OMB Memorandum M-17-12, narrowing the scope of one system notice to eliminate, in accordance with OMB Circular A-108, the partial duplication of a government-wide system of records notice, and eliminating a redundant routine use from one system notice. Of the proposed rescindments of system notices, six would eliminate, in accordance with OMB Circular A-108, notices that duplicate government-wide system of records notices, and three would eliminate notices that are no longer necessary because the records they cover do not qualify as Privacy Act records. Additional details are provided in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-27905
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection: NRC Form 327, Special Nuclear Material and Source Material Physical Inventory Summary Reports, and NUREG/BR-0096, Instructions and Guidance for Completing Physical Inventory Summary Reports
Document Number: 2019-27693
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
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 Form 327, Special Nuclear Material and Source Material Physical Inventory Summary Reports, and NUREG/BR-0096, Instructions and Guidance for Completing Physical Inventory Summary Reports.''
Information Collection: Notice of Enforcement Discretion (NOED) for Operating Power Reactors and Gaseous Diffusion Plants (NRC Enforcement Policy)
Document Number: 2019-27692
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
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, ``Notice of Enforcement Discretion (NOED) for Operating Power Reactors and Gaseous Diffusion Plants (NRC Enforcement Policy).''
Regulatory Agenda; Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2019-26562
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
We are publishing our semiannual regulatory agenda (the Agenda) in accordance with Public Law 96-354, ``The Regulatory Flexibility Act,'' and Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory Planning and Review.'' This Agenda issuance also contains our annual regulatory plan, which contains information on some of the more important regulatory actions that we are considering issuing in proposed or final form during Fiscal Year 2019. NRC's complete Agenda, available on the Office of Management and Budget's website at https://www.reginfo.gov, is a compilation of all rulemaking activities on which we have recently completed action or have proposed or are considering action. We have completed 6 rulemaking activities since publication of our last Agenda on June 24, 2019 (84 FR 29780). This issuance of our Agenda contains 28 active and 22 long-term rulemaking activities: 2 are Economically Significant; 16 represent Other Significant agency priorities; 28 are Substantive, Nonsignificant rulemaking activities; and 4 are Administrative rulemaking activities. In addition, 3 rulemaking activities impact small entities; the entries for these activities are printed in this document. We are requesting comment on the rulemaking activities as identified in this Agenda.
Holtec Decommissioning International, LLC; Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station
Document Number: 2019-27658
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued exemptions in response to a request from the licensee regarding certain emergency planning (EP) requirements. The exemptions eliminate the requirements to maintain an offsite radiological emergency preparedness plan and reduce the scope of onsite EP activities at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, based on the reduced risks of accidents that could result in an offsite radiological release at a decommissioning nuclear power reactor.
Target set Identification and Development for Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2019-27606
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 1 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 5.81, ``Target set Identification and Development for Nuclear Power Plants,'' as a final RG. RG 5.81 provides guidance the NRC considers acceptable for applicant or licensee analysis, development, documentation, and reevaluation of target set elements and target sets, including preventive operator actions that may be credited to prevent core damage (e.g., non- localized fuel melting, and/or core destruction) or loss of spent fuel coolant and exposure of spent fuel. This revision of the guide (Revision 1) clarifies issues that have been identified through interactions with stakeholders and inspection activities since the original publication of the guide.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec International HI-STORM 100 Multipurpose Canister Cask System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1014, Amendment Nos. 11, 12, 13, and 14; Corrections
Document Number: 2019-27595
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published three direct final rules in the Federal Register on December 12, 2018, February 26, 2019, and October 3, 2019, that amended its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Holtec International HI-STORM 100 Multipurpose Canister Cask System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment Nos. 11, 12, 13, and 14, respectively, to Certificate of Compliance No. 1014. The technical specifications for Amendment Nos. 11, 12, 13, and 14 contained minor editorial and non-substantive errors. The purpose of this action is to correct these errors.
Criteria for Preparation and Evaluation of Radiological Emergency Response Plans and Preparedness in Support of Nuclear Power Plants (NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, Rev. 2)
Document Number: 2019-27435
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), concurrently with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is issuing final guidance document entitled, ``Criteria for Preparation and Evaluation of Radiological Emergency Response Plans and Preparedness in Support of Nuclear Power Plants; Rev. 2'' (NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, Rev. 2).
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-27443
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Consolidation of Structural Building Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria
Document Number: 2019-27392
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-19
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 No. 167 for Unit 3 and No. 165 for Unit 4 to Combined Licenses (COLs), NPF-91 and NPF-92. 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 (collectively SNC); 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.
Holtec Decommissioning International, LLC; Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station
Document Number: 2019-27278
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of exemptions that would permit the licensee to reduce its emergency planning (EP) activities at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (Pilgrim). Specifically, the licensee is seeking exemptions that would eliminate the requirements for the licensee to maintain offsite radiological emergency plans and reduce some of the onsite EP activities based on the reduced risks at Pilgrim, which is permanently shut down and defueled. However, requirements for certain onsite capabilities to communicate and coordinate with offsite response authorities would be retained. In addition, offsite EP provisions would still exist through State and local government use of a comprehensive emergency management plan process, in accordance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101, ``Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans.'' The NRC staff is issuing a final Environmental Assessment (EA) and final Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) associated with the proposed exemptions.
Organizational Changes and Conforming Amendments; Correction
Document Number: 2019-27118
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on November 29, 2019, and was corrected on December 5, 2019. The document amended the NRC's regulations to reflect internal organizational changes and make conforming amendments, including removing all references to the Office of New Reactors because that office has merged with the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, changing the names of divisions that are affected by the reorganization of the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, and making conforming amendments throughout the regulations to reflect the office merger and the office reorganization.
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2019-27001
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to 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 amendments issued, or proposed to be issued, from November 19, 2019, to December 2, 2019. This notice also incorporates the revised biweekly format as noticed in the Federal Register on December 3, 2019. The last biweekly notice was published on December 3, 2019.
Northern States Power Company; Prairie Island Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2019-27009
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received a license amendment application from Northern States Power Company (NSPM) for an amendment to Materials License No. SNM-2506 for the Prairie Island Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (PI ISFSI) located in Welch, Minnesota. The amendment would increase the maximum amount of spent fuel that may be possessed and stored at the PI ISFSI, and approve the construction of an additional concrete pad within the confines of the existing facility.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-27035
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Action Regarding the Exploratory Process for the Development of an Advanced Nuclear Reactor; Generic Environmental Impact Statement; Correction
Document Number: 2019-26916
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a notice that was published in the Federal Register on December 9, 2019 that extends the comment period on the exploratory process to determine whether to proceed with the development of generic environmental impact statement for the construction and operation of advanced nuclear reactors (ANR GEIS). This action is necessary to correct the public comment period due date from January 24, 2019 to January 24, 2020.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Document Number: 2019-26791
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection: NRC Policy Statement, “Criteria for Guidance of States and NRC in Discontinuance of NRC Regulatory Authority and Assumption Thereof by States Through Agreement,” Maintenance of Existing Agreement State Programs, Requests for Information Through the Integrated Materials Performance Evaluation Program (IMPEP) Questionnaire, and Agreement State Participation in IMPEP
Document Number: 2019-26749
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-12
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, ``Policy Statement for the `Criteria for Guidance of States and NRC in Discontinuance of NRC Regulatory Authority and Assumption Thereof by States Through Agreement,' Maintenance of Existing Agreement State Programs, Request for Information Through the Integrated Materials Performance Evaluation Program (IMPEP) Questionnaire, and Agreement State Participation in IMPEP.''
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec International HI-STORM 100 Multipurpose Canister Cask System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1014, Amendment No. 14
Document Number: 2019-26691
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of December 17, 2019, for the direct final rule that was published in the Federal Register on October 3, 2019. This direct final rule amended the NRC's spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Holtec International HI-STORM 100 Multipurpose Canister Cask System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 14 to Certificate of Compliance No. 1014. Amendment No. 14 revised the technical specifications to add new heat loading patterns, reduce the minimum cooling time, allow use of a damaged fuel isolator for storing damaged fuel, and modify the description of vents in the overpack. Amendment No. 14 also made other administrative changes to the technical specifications.
Miscellaneous Corrections; Correction
Document Number: 2019-26651
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a rule that was published in the Federal Register on November 18, 2019, regarding miscellaneous corrections to NRC regulations. The action is necessary to insert language that was inadvertently omitted from the regulatory text.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-26681
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Florida Power & Light Company; Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4
Document Number: 2019-26500
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued Subsequent Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-31 and DPR-41 to Florida Power & Light Company (FPL or licensee), operator of the Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4 (Turkey Point). The NRC has prepared a record of decision (ROD) that supports the NRC's decision to issue Subsequent Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-31 and DPR-41.
Homestake Mining Company of California; Grants Reclamation Project
Document Number: 2019-26493
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-10
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 Homestake Mining Company (HMC) of California for approval of an amendment to HMC Radioactive Materials License SUA-1471 to add zeolite water treatment systems. HMC is authorized to manage a groundwater restoration program to restore the concentrations of the constituents of concern to the acceptable groundwater standards at its Grants Reclamation Project site in Milan, New Mexico, under NRC License SUA-1471, issued originally in 1988.
Information Collection: Suspicious Activity Reporting Using the Protected Web Server
Document Number: 2019-26469
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-09
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, ``Suspicious Activity Reporting Using the Protected Web Server.''
Agency Action Regarding the Exploratory Process for the Development of an Advanced Nuclear Reactor; Generic Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2019-26442
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On November 15, 2019 and November 20, 2019, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) held public meetings and solicited comments on the exploratory process to determine whether to proceed with the development of generic environmental impact statement for the construction and operation of advanced nuclear reactors (ANR GEIS). The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on December 31, 2019. The NRC has decided to extend the public comment period to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments. The NRC originally planned to hold a workshop on the exploratory process in December 2019. The workshop has been rescheduled for January 8, 2020. The meeting information will be posted on the NRC's public website.
In the Matter of FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company; Beaver Valley Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2, and Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI); Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit No. 1 and ISFSI; and Perry Nuclear Power Plant, Unit No. 1 and ISFSI
Document Number: 2019-26389
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing the Order approving the application filed by FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), acting on behalf of itself and FirstEnergy Nuclear Generation, LLC (FENGen), (together, the Applicants) on April 26, 2019, as supplemented. The application seeks an NRC order consenting to the direct and indirect transfer of licenses for Beaver Valley Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2; Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit No. 1; and Perry Nuclear Power PIant, Unit No. 1, and their respective generally licensed independent spent fuel storage installations (ISFSIs) (together, the Facilities). Specifically, the Applicants requested a direct transfer of operating authority for the Facilities from FENOC to an as-yet unnamed company, herein identified as OpCo; a direct transfer of ownership of the Facilities from FENGen to an as-yet unnamed company, herein identified as OwnerCo; and an indirect transfer of ownership of the Facilities to an as-yet unnamed parent company, herein identified as New HoldCo (FirstEnergy Corp. is currently the ultimate parent company). The Applicants also requested the NRC's prior written consent and issuance of conforming amendments to the licenses. No physical changes to the Facilities or operational changes were proposed in the application. The Order is effective upon issuance.
In the Matter of ZionSolutions, LLC and Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Zion Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2019-26352
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an order approving the direct transfer of Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-39 and DPR-48 for Zion Nuclear Power Station (ZNPS), Units 1 and 2, respectively, and the general license for the ZNPS independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) from the current holder, ZionSolutions, LLC (ZS), to Exelon Generation Company, LLC (EGC). The NRC is also amending the facility operating licenses for administrative purposes to reflect the license transfer from ZS to EGC. The NRC determined that EGC is qualified to be the holder of the licenses and that the transfer of the licenses is otherwise consistent with applicable provisions of law, regulations, and orders issued by the Commission. The order approving the transfer of the ZNPS licenses to EGC became effective on November 26, 2019.
Organizational Changes and Conforming Amendments
Document Number: C1-2019-25847
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Holtec Pilgrim, LLC; Holtec Decommissioning International, LLC
Document Number: 2019-26191
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a director's decision with regard to a petition dated June 24, 2015, filed by Mr. David Lochbaum on behalf of the Union of Concerned Scientists, along with seven co-petitioners, requesting that the NRC take action with regard to the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (Pilgrim or the licensee). The petitioner's requests and the director's decision are included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
Proposed Revisions to Standard Review Plan Section 2.5.3 Surface Deformation
Document Number: 2019-26060
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a final revision to Section 2.5.3, ``Surface Deformation'' of NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition.''
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2019-25972
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to 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 November 5, 2019 to November 18, 2019. The last biweekly notice was published on November 19, 2019.
Revised Format for Biweekly Notices of Applications and Amendments to Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2019-25826
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is notifying the public of its revised format for Biweekly Notices of Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-26095
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Organizational Changes and Conforming Amendments
Document Number: 2019-25847
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to reflect internal organizational changes and make conforming amendments. These changes include removing all references to the Office of New Reactors because that office has merged with the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, changing the names of divisions that are affected by the reorganization of the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, and making conforming amendments throughout the regulations to reflect the office merger and the office reorganization. This document is necessary to inform the public of these non-substantive amendments to the NRC's regulations.
SHINE Medical Technologies, LLC
Document Number: 2019-25788
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) intends to gather information through the public scoping process to prepare a supplement the to the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) on the construction permit related to the operating license application for the SHINE Medical Isotope Production Facility. The NRC is seeking public input on the proposed action and has scheduled a public scoping meeting.
In the Matter of Southern Nuclear Operating Company
Document Number: 2019-25709
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a Confirmatory Order to Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC). This action is based on two investigations conducted by the NRC Office of Investigations (OI), that apparent willful violations of NRC's regulations regarding ``Employee Protection,'' occurred. Specifically, two contract employees at Vogtle Units 3 and 4 were terminated from employment in 2016 and 2017, respectively. The NRC determined that these terminations were, in part, because the contract employees engaged in protected activity. An ADR mediation session was held on August 5, 2019, with SNC, and a preliminary settlement agreement was reached. Subsequently, SNC consented to the specific actions listed in section V of the Confirmatory Order and the NRC agrees to no pursue any further enforcement action in connection with this apparent violation. The Confirmatory Order becomes effective upon issuance.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-25718
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Portland General Electric Company; Eugene Water and Electric Board, and PacifiCorp; Trojan Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2019-25608
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a renewed license to Portland General Electric (PGE), Eugene Water and Electric Board, and PacifiCorp (together ``licensee'') for Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) License No. SNM-2509 for the receipt, possession, transfer, and storage of spent fuel from the Trojan Nuclear Plant in the Trojan Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI), located in Columbia County, Oregon on August 9, 2019. On October 23, 2019, the renewed license and technical specifications were corrected to reflect the current amendment and to remove obsolete pages from the technical specifications.
Nuclear Power Plant License Fees Upon Commencing Commercial Operation
Document Number: 2019-25581
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will consider in its rulemaking process one issue raised in a petition for rulemaking, PRM-171-1, dated February 28, 2019, submitted by Dr. Michael D. Meier on behalf of the Southern Nuclear Operating Company (the petitioner), and is denying the remaining issue in PRM-171-1. The petitioner requested that the NRC amend its regulations related to the start of the assessment of annual fees for certain nuclear power plants.
Improved Identification Techniques Against Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) Concrete Degradation at Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2019-25489
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is denying a petition for rulemaking (PRM), PRM-50-109, dated September 25, 2014, submitted by the C-10 Research and Education Foundation (C-10 or the petitioner). The petitioner requests that the NRC amend its regulations to provide improved identification techniques for better protection against concrete degradation due to alkali-silica reaction (ASR) at U.S. nuclear power plants. The petitioner asserts that reliance on visual inspection will not adequately identify ASR, confirm ASR, or provide the current state of ASR damage without petrographic examination. The NRC is denying the petition because existing NRC regulations and NRC oversight activities provide reasonable assurance of adequate protection of public health and safety. Specifically, existing NRC regulations are sufficient to ensure that concrete degradation due to ASR will not result in unacceptable reductions in the structural capacity of safety-related structures at nuclear power plants.
Bellefonte Nuclear Plant; Consideration of Approval of Transfer of Construction Permits and Conforming Amendment
Document Number: 2019-25248
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of an application filed by Nuclear Development, LLC (ND) on November 13, 2018. The application seeks NRC approval of the direct transfer of construction permits Nos. CPPR-122 and CPPR-123, for Bellefonte Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2, from the current holder, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), to ND. The application contains sensitive unclassified non-safeguards information (SUNSI).
669th Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS)
Document Number: 2019-25218
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Curtiss-Wright Electro-Mechanical Corporation
Document Number: 2019-25194
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering an export license amendment (XR177/01), requested by Curtiss-Wright Electro-Mechanical Corporation (CW-EMD). On October 23, 2019, CW-EMD filed a license amendment application to export nuclear reactor equipment. The request seeks the NRC's approval for the export of six reactor coolant pumps (RCPs)two of the six, will serve as replacement RCPsto the People's Republic of China (PRC). The NRC is providing notice of the opportunity to request a hearing on CW-EMD's revised application. The request seeks the NRC's approval of the application authorizing the export of the RCPs to PRC.
Guidance for Implementation of Physical Protection of Category 1 and Category 2 Quantities of Radioactive Material
Document Number: 2019-25163
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is revising its guidance for implementation of physical protection of Category 1 and Category 2 quantities of radioactive material. The NRC is requesting public comments on draft NUREG-2155, Revision 2, ``Implementation Guidance for 10 CFR part 37, `Physical Protection of Category 1 and Category 2 Quantities of Radioactive Material.' '' The document has been updated from NUREG-2155, Revision 1, to include revisions to questions and answers and guidance related to general provisions in the rule, background investigations and access authorization programs, and physical protection requirements during use and in transit.