Nuclear Regulatory Commission June 19, 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Holtec International HI-STORE Consolidated Interim Storage Facility Project; Correction
Document Number: 2020-13290
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-19
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 June 12, 2020, regarding the 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 and Greater-Than Class C waste, along with a small quantity of mixed oxide fuel in Lea County, New Mexico. This action is necessary to include information for the public on how to submit comments to the NRC and to correct the ADAMS Accession Number for the draft EIS.
Information Collection: Requests to Agreement States for Information
Document Number: 2020-13289
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a renewal of an existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, ``Requests to Agreement States for Information.''
Assumptions Used for Evaluating a Control Rod Ejection Accident for Pressurized Water Reactors
Document Number: 2020-13258
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is withdrawing regulatory guide (RG) 1.77, ``Assumptions Used for Evaluating a Control Rod Ejection Accident for Pressurized Water Reactors.'' This RG is being withdrawn because its guidance has been incorporated into a new RG, RG 1.236, ``Pressurized-Water Reactor Control Rod Ejection and Boiling-Water Reactor Control Rod Drop Accidents.''
Pressurized-Water Reactor Control Rod Ejection and Boiling-Water Reactor Control Rod Drop Accidents
Document Number: 2020-13254
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing regulatory guide (RG) 1.236, ``Pressurized-Water Reactor Control Rod Ejection and Boiling-Water Reactor Control Rod Drop Accidents.'' This is a new RG that provides guidance for analyzing control rod accidents. It defines fuel cladding failure thresholds for ductile failure, brittle failure, and pellet-clad mechanical interaction. It also describes analytical limits and guidance for demonstrating compliance with regulations governing reactivity limits. RG 1.236 supersedes the guidance for control rod ejection accidents in RG 1.77, ``Assumptions Used for Evaluation a Control Rod Ejection Accident for Pressurized Water Reactors,'' which is being withdrawn in conjunction with the issuance of RG 1.236.
Information Collection: Comprehensive Decommissioning Program, Including Annual Data Collection
Document Number: 2020-13253
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on this proposed collection of information. The information collection is entitled, ``Comprehensive Decommissioning Program Annual Site List and Point of Contact.''
NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC; Duane Arnold Energy Center; Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report
Document Number: 2020-13215
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received the post-shutdown decommissioning activities report (PSDAR) for the Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC). The PSDAR, which includes the site-specific decommissioning cost estimate (DCE), provides an overview of NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC's (NEDA or the licensee) planned decommissioning activities, schedule, projected costs, and environmental impacts for DAEC. The NRC will hold a public meeting to discuss the PSDAR's content and receive comments.
Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for Fiscal Year 2020
Document Number: 2020-13031
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending the licensing, inspection, special project, and annual fees charged to its applicants and licensees. These amendments are necessary to implement the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990, as amended (OBRA-90), which requires the NRC to recover approximately 90 percent of its annual budget through fees less certain amounts excluded from this fee- recovery requirement. To mitigate the financial impact and economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic, the NRC has suspended billing of annual fees and fees for services for the 90-day period of April through June 2020. Deferred fees will be billed in July 2020.