Nuclear Regulatory Commission September 28, 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Issuance of Multiple Exemptions in Response to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Document Number: 2020-21382
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued 15 exemptions in response to requests from 7 licensees. The exemptions afford these licensees temporary relief from certain requirements under NRC regulations. The exemptions are in response to the licensees' requests for relief due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency (PHE). The NRC is issuing a single notice to announce the issuance of the exemptions.
Guidance: Changes, Tests, and Experiments
Document Number: 2020-21299
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 1 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 3.72, ``Guidance for Implementation of Changes, Tests, and Experiements.'' Revision 1 to RG 3.72 endorses Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) 12-04, Revision 2. NEI 12-04, Revision 2, updates and revises previous guidance to incorporate operating experience and NRC's inspection findings. In addition, RG 3.72, Revision 1, changes the NRC's guidance on departures from a method of evaluation (MOE) and the NRC's approval of an MOE.