Nuclear Regulatory Commission May 29, 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Related Concrete Structures for Nuclear Power Plants (Other Than Reactor Vessels and Containments)
Document Number: 2020-11515
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 3 of Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.142, ``Safety Related Structures for Nuclear Power Plants (Other than Reactor Vessels and Containments).'' The guide was revised to endorse an updated version of American Concrete Institute code (ACI) 349-2013, ``Code Requirements for Nuclear Safety-Related Concrete Structures and Commentary.''
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Auxiliary Building Room Heat-Up
Document Number: 2020-11498
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-29
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. 181 and 180 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 (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.
Emergency Preparedness for Small Modular Reactors and Other New Technologies
Document Number: 2020-11228
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a proposed rule that appeared in the Federal Register on May 12, 2020. The NRC is proposing to amend its regulations to include new alternative emergency preparedness requirements for small modular reactors and other new technologies, such as non-light-water reactors and certain non-power production or utilization facilities. This action is necessary to correct a definition.
Security Performance (Adversary) Characteristics for Physical Security Programs for 10 CFR Part 72 Licensees
Document Number: 2020-11202
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is discontinuing proposed Draft Regulatory Guide (DG), DG-5033, ``Security Performance (Adversary) Characteristics for Physical Security Programs for 10 CFR Part 72 Licensees.'' This DG was intended to support a new rule that would contain security requirements for Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installations (ISFSIs). Because the scope of the rulemaking has changed and the rule will no longer include the new requirements that DG-5033 was intended to support, the staff is discontinuing development of DG- 5033.