In the Matter of Dr. Melinda Krahenbuhl, Reed Research Reactor, Portland, Oregon
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an Order to Dr. Melinda Krahenbuhl to suspend NRC License No. SOP-70678-1 issued to Dr. Krahenbuhl pursuant to NRC regulations and prohibit Dr. Krahenbuhl's involvement in NRC-licensed activities for a period of 3 years. The Order is effective on the date of issuance.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Automatic Depressurization System (ADS) and Core Makeup Tank (CMT) Design Parameters
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. 176 and 175 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 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.
Information Collection: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget Review
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on our intention to request the OMB's approval for renewal of an existing information collection in order for the United States to fulfill its responsibilities as a participant in the U.S./International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safeguards Agreement. The information collection is entitled, ``Design Information QuestionnaireIAEA N-71 and Associated Forms N-72, N-73, N-74, N-75, N-76, N-77, N-91, N-92, N- 93, N-94.''
In the Matter of Reed College, Reed Research Reactor, Portland, Oregon
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a Confirmatory Order (CO) to Reed College, Portland, Oregon as a result of a successful alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mediation session held on January 23, 2020. The CO confirms commitments agreed to during the ADR mediation and, based on the completion of the actions described in the CO, the NRC agrees to not pursue any further enforcement action for the apparent violations identified in the NRC's November 19, 2019, letter to Reed College, and will not issue a Notice of Violation or seek to impose civil penalties in connection with the apparent violations. The Order is effective on the date of issuance.
Volcanic Hazards Assessment for Proposed New and Advanced Nuclear Power Plants
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-4028, ``Volcanic Hazards Assessment for Proposed Nuclear Power Reactor Sites.'' This DG proposes new guidance for facilitating NRC staff reviews of volcanic hazard assessments performed by applicants to support the siting and licensing of new nuclear power reactors. The DG also provides applicants with the methods and approaches the NRC staff considers acceptable for the assessment of volcanic hazards in license applications.
Information Collection: NRC Form 629, “Authorization for Payment by Credit Card”
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 629, ``Authorization for Payment by Credit Card.''
Holtec International HI-STORE Consolidated Interim Storage Facility Project
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Holtec International's (Holtec's) application to construct and operate a consolidated interim storage facility (CISF) for spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and Greater-Than Class C (GTCC) waste, along with a small quantity of mixed oxide fuel. The proposed CISF would be located in southeast New Mexico at a site located approximately halfway between the cities of Carlsbad and Hobbs, New Mexico. The proposed action is the issuance of an NRC license authorizing the initial phase (Phase 1) of the project to store up to 8,680 metric tons of uranium [9,568 short tons] in 500 canisters for a license period of 40 years. Holtec plans to subsequently request amendments to the license to store an additional 500 canisters for each of 19 expansion phases of the proposed CISF (a total of 20 phases), to be completed over the course of 20 years, and to expand the proposed facility to eventually store up to 10,000 canisters of SNF.