Nuclear Regulatory Commission October 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Kairos Power, LLC; Receipt of Construction Permit Application
Document Number: 2021-23568
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is providing public notice of receipt and availability of an application for a construction permit from Kairos Power, LLC. The application for the construction permit was received on September 29, 2021.
Reporting Requirements for Nonemergency Events at Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2021-23550
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plans to hold a public meeting to discuss a rulemaking activity related to reporting requirements for nonemergency events at nuclear power plants. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information on the background and status of the rulemaking and to obtain input from interested stakeholders.
Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute
Document Number: 2021-23467
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a request dated September 17, 2021, as supplemented by a letter dated October 7, 2021, from the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI). The exemption allows specific applicants for an operator or senior operator license for the AFRRI Training, Research, Isotopes, General Atomics (TRIGA) reactor to manipulate the controls at a similar TRIGA reactor to satisfy certain training and testing requirements.
In the Matter of Arizona Public Service Company; Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District; Public Service Company of New Mexico; Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1 and 2; and Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2021-23346
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an Order approving the application dated May 19, 2021, as supplemented by letter dated September 14, 2021, filed by Arizona Public Service Company (APS), on behalf of Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District (SRP) and Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM). The application sought NRC consent to the partial transfers of Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. NPF-41 and NPF-51 for Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (Palo Verde), Units 1 and 2, respectively, and the general license for the Palo Verde Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI). Specifically, it sought NRC consent to the transfers from PNM to SRP of a 7.9333330 percent share of the undivided interests in Palo Verde, Unit 1, and of a 0.7933333 percent share of the undivided interests in Palo Verde Unit 2. No physical changes or operational changes were proposed in the application.
Issuance of Exemption in Response to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Document Number: 2021-23315
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued one exemption in September 2021 in response to a request from one licensee for relief due to the coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) public health emergency (PHE). The exemption affords the licensee temporary relief from certain requirements under NRC regulations.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-23247
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board 1
Document Number: 2021-23109
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Holtec Decommissioning International, LLC; Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station; Exemption From Certain Low-Level Waste Shipment Tracking Requirements
Document Number: 2021-23088
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a request dated August 30, 2021, as supplemented on September 23, 2021, from Holtec Decommissioning International, LLC (HDI), for the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (Pilgrim), from the requirement to investigate, trace, and report to the NRC any low-level radioactive waste shipment or part of a shipment for which acknowledgement of receipt is not received by HDI within 20 days after transfer from Pilgrim. HDI requested that this time period be extended from 20 to 45 days. HDI requested this change to avoid the administrative burden of investigating, tracing, and reporting on shipments that continue to be under requisite controls.
Notice of Intent To Conduct Scoping Process and Prepare Environmental Impact Statement; Florida Power & Light Co.; St. Lucie Plant Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2021-23073
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will conduct a scoping process to gather information necessary to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to evaluate the environmental impacts for the subsequent license renewal (SLR) of the operating licenses for St. Lucie Plant, Units 1 and 2 (SLP). The NRC is seeking public comment on this action and has scheduled public scoping meetings that will take place as online webinars.
Northern States Power Company; Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2021-22912
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of amendments to Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-42 and DPR-60, issued to Northern States Power Company, for operation of the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant, Units 1 and 2. The proposed amendments would allow a one-time extension of the allowed outage time for the motor-driven cooling pump (MDCP) as a contingency for planned maintenance on the cooling water (CL) system.
Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC; Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility; and US Ecology, Inc.; Idaho Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Subtitle C Hazardous Disposal Facility Located Near Grand View, Idaho
Document Number: 2021-22645
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption and associated license amendment related to a request from Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC (WEC) from NRC regulations with respect to a request for alternate disposal and exemptions for specified low-activity radioactive waste from the Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility (CFFF) in Hopkins, South Carolina for waste containing byproduct material and special nuclear material (SNM) under License Number SNM-1107. Additionally, the NRC is taking the related action of approving exemptions to US Ecology, Inc. (USEI) from the applicable licensing requirements to allow USEI to receive and dispose of the material from CFFF without an NRC license. The USEI disposal facility, located near Grand View, Idaho, is a Subtitle C Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste disposal facility permitted by the State of Idaho to receive low-level radioactive waste and is not licensed by the NRC. Approval of the alternate disposal request from WEC and the exemptions and license amendment requested by WEC and associated exemptions for USEI would allow WEC to transfer the specific waste from CFFF for disposal at USEI.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-22678
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-22156
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
690th Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS)
Document Number: 2021-22071
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection: Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2021-22020
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, ``Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants.''
Information Collection: NRC Form 531, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number
Document Number: 2021-22016
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an existing collection of information. The information collection is entitled, NRC Form 531, ``Request for Taxpayer Identification Number.''
Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Document Number: 2021-21978
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact of Independent Spent Fuel Storage Facilities Decommissioning Funding Plans
Document Number: 2021-21957
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this notice regarding the issuance of a final environmental assessment (EA) and a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for its review and approval of the initial and updated decommissioning funding plans (DFPs) submitted by independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) licensees for the ISFSIs listed in the ``Discussion'' section of this document.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: TN Americas LLC NUHOMS® EOS Dry Spent Fuel Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1042, Amendment No. 2
Document Number: 2021-21859
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of October 26, 2021, for the direct final rule that was published in the Federal Register on August 12, 2021. The direct final rule amended the TN Americas LLC, NUHOMS[supreg] EOS Dry Spent Fuel Storage System listing in the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 2 to Certificate of Compliance No. 1042. Amendment No. 2 revises the certificate of compliance to add a dry shielded canister for storage, add new heat load zone configurations, and make other changes to the storage system. Amendment No. 2 also changes the certificate of compliance and technical specifications, and updates the final safety analysis report for consistency and clarity.
Updates on the Export of Deuterium
Document Number: 2021-21548
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is revising its regulations to remove the NRC's licensing authority for exports of deuterium for non-nuclear end use. The responsibility for the licensing of exports of deuterium for non-nuclear end use is being transferred to the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security. The Bureau of Industry and Security is publishing a final rule in this edition of the Federal Register to include such exports under its export licensing jurisdiction. Exports of deuterium for nuclear end use will remain under the NRC's export licensing jurisdiction.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: TN Americas, LLC, Standardized Advanced NUHOMS® Horizontal Modular Storage System Certificate of Compliance No. 1029, Renewal of Initial Certificate and Amendment Nos. 1, 3, and 4
Document Number: 2021-21796
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of October 27, 2021, for the direct final rule that was published in the Federal Register on August 13, 2021. The direct final rule amended the NRC's spent fuel storage regulations by revising the TN Americas, LLC, Standardized Advanced NUHOMS[supreg] Horizontal Modular Storage System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to renew, for an additional 40 years, the initial certificate and Amendment Nos. 1, 3, and 4 of Certificate of Compliance No. 1029.
Monthly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2021-21334
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to section 189.a.(2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this regular monthly notice. The Act requires the Commission to publish notice of any amendments issued, or proposed to be issued, and grants the Commission the authority to issue and make immediately effective any amendment to an operating license or combined license, as applicable, upon a determination by the Commission that such amendment involves no significant hazards consideration (NSHC), notwithstanding the pendency before the Commission of a request for a hearing from any person. This monthly notice includes all amendments issued, or proposed to be issued, from August 20, 2021, to September 16, 2021. The last monthly notice was published on September 7, 2021.
Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving Proposed No Significant Hazards Considerations and Containing Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information
Document Number: 2021-20848
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of two amendment requests. The amendment requests are for Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant, Unit 2, and Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant. For each amendment request, the NRC proposes to determine that they involve no significant hazards consideration (NSHC). Because each amendment request contains sensitive unclassified non-safeguards information (SUNSI), an order imposes procedures to obtain access to SUNSI for contention preparation by persons who file a hearing request or petition for leave to intervene.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-21632
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Byron Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2
Document Number: 2021-21437
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon, the licensee) to withdraw its application dated September 24, 2020, for proposed amendments to Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. NPF-37 and NPF-66 for Byron Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 (Byron), respectively. The proposed amendments would have made changes to technical specifications (TSs) definitions and administrative controls for the permanently defueled condition.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Byron Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2
Document Number: 2021-21436
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon, the licensee) to withdraw its application dated October 29, 2020, for proposed amendments to Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. NPF-37 and NPF-66 for Byron Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 (Byron), respectively. The proposed amendments would have made changes to the Byron licenses and technical specifications (TSs) to reflect the permanent cessation of reactor operations and permanent defueling of the reactors.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Byron Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 and Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2021-21435
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon, the licensee) to withdraw its application dated November 2, 2020, for proposed amendments to Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. NPF-37 and NPF-66 for Byron Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 (Byron), respectively, and the general license for the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI). The proposed amendments would have revised the Byron emergency plan following the permanent cessation of power operations to reflect the post-shutdown and permanently defueled condition of the units.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec International HI-STAR 100 Cask System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1008, Renewal of Initial Certificate and Amendment Nos. 1, 2, and 3
Document Number: 2021-21428
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Holtec International HI-STAR 100 Cask System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to renew, for an additional 40 years, the initial certificate and Amendment Nos. 1, 2, and 3 of Certificate of Compliance No. 1008. The renewal of the initial certificate and Amendment Nos. 1, 2, and 3 revises the certificate of compliance's conditions and technical specifications to address aging management activities related to the structures, systems, and components of the dry storage system to ensure that these will maintain their intended functions during the period of extended storage operations.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec International HI-STAR 100 Cask System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1008, Renewal of Initial Certificate and Amendment Nos. 1, 2, and 3
Document Number: 2021-21427
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Holtec International HI- STAR 100 Cask System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to renew, for an additional 40 years, the initial certificate and Amendment Nos. 1, 2, and 3 of Certificate of Compliance No. 1008. The renewal of the initial certificate and Amendment Nos. 1, 2, and 3 revises the certificate of compliance's conditions and technical specifications to address aging management activities related to the structures, systems, and components of the dry storage system to ensure that these will maintain their intended functions during the period of extended storage operations.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Units 2 and 3
Document Number: 2021-21400
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon, the licensee) to withdraw its application dated October 29, 2020, for proposed amendments to Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-19 and DPR-25 for Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Units 2 and 3 (Dresden), respectively. The proposed amendments would have made changes to the Dresden licenses and technical specifications (TSs) to reflect the permanent cessation of reactor operations and permanent defueling of the reactors.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Units 1, 2, and 3
Document Number: 2021-21399
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon, the licensee) to withdraw its application dated September 24, 2020, for proposed amendments to Amended Facility Operating License No. DPR-2 and Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-19 and DPR-25 for Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Units 1, 2, and 3 (Dresden), respectively. The proposed amendments would have made changes to technical specifications (TSs) definitions and administrative controls for the permanently defueled condition.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Units 1, 2, and 3 and Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2021-21398
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon, the licensee) to withdraw its application dated November 2, 2020, for proposed amendments to Amended Facility Operating License No. DPR-2 and Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-19 and DPR-25 for Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Units 1, 2, and 3 (Dresden), respectively, and the general license for the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI). The proposed amendments would have revised the Dresden emergency plan following the permanent cessation of power operations to reflect the post-shutdown and permanently defueled condition of the units.
Oregon State University
Document Number: 2021-21359
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff has received an application from Oregon State University (OSU or the licensee) to renew special nuclear materials (SNM) license number SNM- 2013. The renewed license would authorize the applicant to continue research on used research and test reactor fuel rods that contain greater than critical mass amounts of special nuclear material. The license renewal would allow OSU to continue licensed activities for 10 years beyond its current license.
Order Suspending General License Authority To Export Radioactive Material and Deuterium to China General Nuclear (CGN), CGN Subsidiaries, or Related Entities
Document Number: 2021-21342
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an Order suspending the general license authority under NRC regulations to export radioactive material and deuterium to China General Nuclear (CGN), CGN subsidiaries, or related entities.