Humboldt Bay Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the renewal of Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) License SNM-2514 for the Humboldt Bay independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) (Humboldt Bay ISFSI) located in Humboldt County, California. The NRC has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for this proposed license renewal in accordance with its regulations. Based on the EA, the NRC has concluded that a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) is appropriate. The NRC also is conducting a safety evaluation of the proposed license renewal.
Guidance for Changes During Construction for New Nuclear Power Plants Licenses Under 10 CFR Part 52
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft regulatory guide (DG) DG-1321, ``Guidance for Changes During Construction for New Nuclear Power Plants Licenses Under 10 CFR Part 52.'' This DG proposes new guidance that the NRC staff consider acceptable for implementation of a process for making changes to the design of structures, systems, and components of a facility being constructed under a combined license. The staff is also seeking input on whether to incorporate guidance on two issues into DG-1321: The continued viability of an existing process for treating changes during construction, i.e., the preliminary amendment request process and the timing and review of license amendment requests submitted after the Commission publishes a Notice of Intended Operations.
Information Collection: NRC Online Form, “Nuclear Materials Relief Requests”
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recently submitted a request for emergency processing to OMB for approval. OMB approved the information collection under approval number 3150-0243. The information collection is entitled, NRC Online Form, ``Nuclear Materials Relief Requests.''
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Pursuant to section 189.a.(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 amendments issued, or proposed to be issued, from approximately April 7, 2020, to April 20, 2020. The last biweekly notice was published on April 21, 2020.
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
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of two amendment requests. The amendment requests are for Braidwood Station, Units 1 and 2; Byron Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2; and Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2. 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.