Notice of Intent To Review and Update the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) intends to gather information through the public scoping process to support the review to determine whether to update NUREG-1437, ``Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear PlantsFinal Report'' (LR GEIS). The NRC is seeking public input on the proposed action and has scheduled public scoping meetings.
NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC; Duane Arnold Energy Center
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an exemption in response to a February 25, 2020, as supplemented by letter dated May 29, 2020, request from NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC (NEDA, the licensee) for Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC). The exemption would permit the licensee to use funds from the DAEC decommissioning trust fund (DTF, the Trust) for spent fuel management activities and site restoration. The exemption would also allow such withdrawals without prior notification to the NRC. The NRC staff is issuing a final Environmental Assessment (EA) and final Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) associated with the proposed exemption.
In the Matter of Dr. Melinda P. Krahenbuhl, Reed Research Reactor, Portland, Oregon
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Confirmatory Order (CO) IA-20-040 to Dr. Melinda Krahenbuhl, former Director of the Reed College, Reed Research Reactor, Portland, Oregon, as a result of a successful alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mediation session held on June 22, 2020. The CO confirms commitments agreed to during the ADR mediation, and the NRC is satisfied that the concerns discussed in Order IA-19-035 issued to Dr. Krahenbuhl on March 16, 2020, will be addressed with the issuance of this CO. Accordingly, the NRC is withdrawing the March 16, 2020, Order prohibiting Dr. Krahenbuhl's involvement in NRC-licensed activities for three years and, subject to the satisfactory completion of the additional corrective actions described in Order IA-20-040, the NRC will take no further action concerning the violations discussed in Order IA-19-035. The Order is effective on the date of issuance.