Enhancing Participation in NRC Public Meetings
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has revised its policy statement, ``Enhancing Participation in NRC Public Meetings,'' to further clarify and enhance participation in public meetings conducted by the NRC. The revised policy statement redefines the three categories of public meetings and identifies the level of public participation offered at each category of meeting. The revised policy statement also clarifies notification expectations for meetings that include physical presence in the meeting room and meetings that rely solely on remote access technology such as teleconferencing. The revisions will improve the consistency of the NRC's public meetings and help participants better prepare for NRC meetings.
Training and Qualification of Security Personnel at Nuclear Power Reactor Facilities
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 1 of Regulatory Guide (RG) 5.75, ``Training and Qualification of Security Personnel at Nuclear Power Reactor Facilities.'' This RG updates training and qualification guidance that incorporates lessons learned and reflects changes that have been made in associated rules and guidance documents since the original publication of the guide. This guide describes approaches and methodologies that the NRC staff considers acceptable for the training and qualification of all personnel who are assigned duties and responsibilities required for the implementation of the Commission-approved security plans, licensee response strategies, and implementing procedures at nuclear power reactor facilities.
NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC; Duane Arnold Energy Center
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of exemptions that would permit the licensee to reduce its emergency planning (EP) activities at the Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC). Specifically, the licensee is seeking exemptions that would eliminate the requirements for the licensee to maintain offsite radiological emergency plans, as well as reduce some of the onsite EP activities based on the reduced risks at DAEC, which is permanently shut down and defueled. However, requirements for certain onsite capabilities to communicate and coordinate with offsite response authorities would be retained. In addition, offsite EP provisions would still exist through State and local government use of a comprehensive emergency management plan process, in accordance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101, ``Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans.'' The NRC staff is issuing a final Environmental Assessment (EA) and final Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) associated with the proposed exemptions.
In the Matter of LaCrosseSolutions,
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an Order to extend the effectiveness of a September 24, 2019, order, which approved the direct transfer of Possession Only License No. DPR-45 for the La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor (LACBWR) from the current holder, LaCrosseSolutions, LLC, to Dairyland Power Cooperative and approved a conforming license amendment, for six months beyond its current March 24, 2021, expiration date.