Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: TN Americas LLC Standardized NUHOMS® Horizontal Modular Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1004, Renewed Amendment No. 17
Document Number: 2021-10281
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of June 7, 2021, for the direct final rule that was published in the Federal Register on March 24, 2021. This direct final rule amended the TN Americas LLC Standardized NUHOMS[supreg] Horizontal Modular Storage System listing in the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Renewed Amendment No. 17 to Certificate of Compliance No. 1004. Renewed Amendment No. 17 revises the certificate of compliance technical specifications to add Heat Load Zoning Configurations 11-13 for the 61BTH Type 2 dry shielded canister and change the maximum assembly heat load from 1.2kW to 1.7kW.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company Inc; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant Unit 4
Document Number: 2021-10254
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued an exemption in response to a March 6, 2020, request from Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc. (SNC), as applicable to Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP) Unit 4. Specifically, the NRC has exempted SNC from the requirement for VEGP Unit 4 to conduct an emergency preparedness exercise prior to its initial fuel load.
Environmental Assessment and Findings of No Significant Impact of Independent Spent Fuel Storage Facilities Decommissioning Funding Plans
Document Number: 2021-10241
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-14
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 Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) for the Rancho Seco independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI).
SHINE Medical Technologies, LLC; SHINE Medical Isotope Production Facility
Document Number: 2021-09903
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued an exemption in response to a June 2, 2020, request from SHINE Medical Technologies, LLC from certain NRC regulations related to commercial grade dedication of equipment.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-10136
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2019-2020 Code Editions; Correction
Document Number: 2021-09997
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-12
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 March 26, 2021, regarding its proposed amendment to the regulations to incorporate by reference the 2019 Editions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and the 2020 Edition of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Operation and Maintenance of Nuclear Power Plants, Division 1: OM Code: Section IST, for nuclear power plants. This action is necessary to correct several typographical errors.
Information Collection: Voluntary Reporting of Performance Indicators
Document Number: 2021-09825
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-10
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, ``Voluntary Reporting of Performance Indicators.''
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-09875
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Quality Group Classifications and Standards for Water-, Steam-, and Radioactive-Waste-Containing Components of Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2021-09728
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1371, ``Quality Group Classifications and Standards for Water-, Steam-, and Radioactive- Waste-Containing Components of Nuclear Power Plants.'' This proposed Revision 6 of Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.26, incorporates additional information that provides guidance for alternative quality classification systems for components in light-water reactor (LWR) nuclear power plants and updates the staff position regarding classification of Quality Group C components to reflect the latest guidance on systems that contain radioactive material since Revision 5 (02/2017), of RG 1.26 was issued. The appendices to this RG provide guidance for alternative quality classification systems for components in LWR nuclear power plants.
Vermont Yankee and US Ecology Idaho Alternate Disposal Request
Document Number: 2021-09720
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuing an approval to NorthStar Nuclear Decommissioning Co., LLC (NorthStar, or the licensee) for alternate disposal of low-activity radioactive wastewater containing byproduct material from the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (VY) located in Vernon, Vermont. Additionally, the NRC is considering the related action of approving an exemption to US Ecology Idaho (USEI) from licensing to allow USEI to receive and possess the byproduct radioactive materials from VY without an NRC license. The NRC staff is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) associated with the proposed approvals.
Virginia Electric and Power Company; Surry Power Station, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2021-09719
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued Subsequent Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-32 and DPR-37 to Virginia Electric and Power Company (Dominion Energy Virginia, Dominion, or the licensee), for Surry Power Station, Units 1 and 2, respectively. In addition, the NRC has prepared a record of decision (ROD) that supports the NRC's decision to issue Subsequent Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-32 and DPR-37.
686th Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS)
Document Number: 2021-09718
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Categorical Exclusions From Environmental Review
Document Number: 2021-09675
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing an advance notice of proposed rulemaking to obtain input from stakeholders on its plan to amend NRC regulations on categorical exclusions for licensing, regulatory, and administrative actions that individually or cumulatively do not have a significant effect on the human environment. The NRC will consider public comments received on its potential changes and on questions related to categorical exclusions to inform a rulemaking that is planned for publication in fiscal year 2022. The NRC will hold a public meeting during the comment period to facilitate public participation.
Criteria To Return Retired Nuclear Power Reactors to Operations
Document Number: 2021-09607
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is denying a petition for rulemaking (PRM), dated December 26, 2018, submitted by George Berka (petitioner). The petition was docketed by the NRC on February 19, 2019, and was assigned Docket No. PRM-50-117. The petitioner requested that the NRC allow the owner or operator of a nuclear power reactor an opportunity to return a retired facility to full operational status, even if the operating license for the facility had previously been surrendered. The NRC is denying the petition because the issue does not involve a significant safety or security concern and the existing regulatory framework may be used to address the issue raised by the petitioner. In addition, the nuclear industry has not expressed a strong interest in returning retired plants to operational status and proceeding with rulemaking to develop a new regulatory framework that may not be used is not a prudent use of resources.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-09381
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria
Document Number: 2021-09312
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff has determined that specified inspections, tests, and analyses have been successfully completed, and that specified acceptance criteria are met for the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP), Units 3 and 4.
Environmental Assessments and Findings of No Significant Impact of Independent Spent Fuel Storage Facilities Decommissioning Funding Plans
Document Number: 2021-09293
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-04
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 each of the ISFSIs listed in the ``Discussion'' section of this document.
Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2, and 3, and Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation; Consideration of Approval of Transfer of Licenses
Document Number: 2021-09279
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, the Commission) received and is considering approval of an indirect license transfer application filed by El Paso Electric Company (EPE) on March 18, 2021. The application seeks NRC approval of the indirect transfer of EPE's possession-only non-operating interests in Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. NPF-41, NPF-51, and NPF-74 for Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (Palo Verde), Units 1, 2, and 3, respectively, and the general license for the Palo Verde Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) as a result of the acquisition of an approximately 33.3 percent membership interest in IIF US Holding 2 GP, LLC (IIF US 2 GP)the general partner of IIF US Holding 2 LP (IIF US 2)by a private individual, Anne Cleary, subsequent to the retirement and relinquishment of an approximately 33.3 percent IIF US 2 GP membership interest held by Dennis Clarke.
Control of Heavy Loads at Nuclear Facilities
Document Number: 2021-09275
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1381, ``Control of Heavy Loads at Nuclear Facilities.'' This DG is a proposed new regulatory guide to endorse selected national consensus standards related to heavy load handling that replace NRC technical reports. The national consensus standards provide greater flexibility in the selection of lifting equipment and have incorporated recent operating experience to provide a more accurate risk-informed perspective of heavy load handling activities.
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: 2021-07669
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of one amendment request. The amendment request is for Susquehanna Steam Electric Station. For the amendment request, the NRC proposes to determine that it involves no significant hazards consideration (NSHC). Because the amendment request contains sensitive unclassified non-safeguards information (SUNSI), an order imposes procedures to obtain access to SUNSI for contention preparation.
Braidwood Station, Units 1 and 2; Byron Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2; Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2; Clinton Power Station, Unit No. 1; Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Units 1, 2, and 3; James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant; LaSalle County Station, Units 1 and 2; Limerick Generating Station, Units 1 and 2; Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2; Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 1, 2, and 3; Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2; R. E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant; Salem Nuclear Generating Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2; Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1; Zion Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2; and the Associated Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installations; Consideration of Approval of Transfer of Licenses and Conforming Amendments
Document Number: 2021-09218
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, the Commission) received and is considering approval of an application filed by Exelon Generation Company, LLC (EGC), on behalf of itself and Exelon Corporation; Exelon FitzPatrick, LLC; Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, LLC (NMP LLC); R. E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant, LLC (Ginna LLC); and Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, LLC (Calvert LLC) (collectively, the applicants), on February 25, 2021. The applicants seek NRC approval of the indirect transfer of their facility operating licenses, materials license, and general licenses. The NRC is also considering amending the licenses for administrative purposes to reflect the proposed transfer. The application contains sensitive unclassified non- safeguards information (SUNSI).
Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact of Independent Spent Fuel Storage Facilities Decommissioning Funding Plans
Document Number: 2021-09044
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-30
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.
Issuance of Multiple Exemptions in Response to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Document Number: 2021-08877
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued five exemptions in response to requests from three 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 2019 disease (COVID-19) public health emergency (PHE). The NRC is issuing a single notice to announce the issuance of the exemptions.
Information Collection: Requests to Agreement States and Non-Agreement States for Information
Document Number: 2021-08653
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-26
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, ``Requests to Agreement States and Non- Agreement States for Information.''
Information Collection: Criteria and Procedures for Emergency Access to Non-Federal and Regional Low-Level Waste Disposal Facilities
Document Number: 2021-08619
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-26
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, ``Criteria and Procedures for Emergency Access to Non-Federal and Regional Low-Level Waste Disposal Facilities.''
Plant-Specific, Risk-Informed Decisionmaking for Inservice Inspections of Piping
Document Number: 2021-08446
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 2 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.178, ``Plant-Specific, Risk- Informed Decisionmaking for Inservice Inspection of Piping.'' Revision 2, incorporates information to be consistent with the terminology and defense-in-depth philosophy provided in RG 1.174, ``An Approach for Using Probabilistic Risk Assessment in Risk-Informed Decisions on Plant-Specific Changes to the Licensing Basis,'' as well as to reference the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Code Case N-716- 1, ``Alternative Classification and Examination Requirements, Section XI, Division 1.''
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-08552
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Role of Artificial Intelligence Tools in U.S. Commercial Nuclear Power Operations
Document Number: 2021-08177
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is requesting public comment on the current state of commercial nuclear power operations relative to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) tools.
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2021-08172
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will convene a public teleconference meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) on May 27, 2021, to discuss the NRC staff's assessment of medical related events for fiscal year 2020 and the ACMUI Abnormal Occurrence Subcommittee's draft report on the proposed limited revisions to abnormal occurrence criteria for medical events. The meeting agenda is subject to change. Meeting information, including a copy of the agenda and related documents, will be available on the ACMUI's Meetings and Related Documents web page at https://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/doc-collections/acmui/meetings/2021.html. The agenda and related meeting documents may also be obtained by contacting Ms. Kellee Jamerson using the information below.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-08168
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection: Reactor Site Criteria
Document Number: 2021-08097
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) 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, ``Reactor Site Criteria.''
Exelon Generation Company LLC, R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant
Document Number: 2021-08061
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued an exemption in response to a September 11, 2020, request from Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon), to allow Exelon to submit a subsequent license renewal application for R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant, at least 3 years prior to the expiration of the existing license and, if it is found sufficient, still receive timely renewal protection.
Monthly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2021-07632
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-20
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 March 5, 2021, to April 1, 2021. The last monthly notice was published on March 23, 2021.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, Unit 1
Document Number: 2021-07975
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued an exemption in response to a September 11, 2020, request from Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon), to allow Exelon to submit a subsequent license renewal application for Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, Unit 1, at least 3 years prior to the expiration of the existing license and, if it is found sufficient, still receive timely renewal protection.
NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC; Duane Arnold Energy Center
Document Number: 2021-07869
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued exemptions in response to a request from the licensee regarding certain emergency planning (EP) requirements. The exemptions eliminate the requirements to maintain an offsite radiological emergency preparedness plan and reduce the scope of onsite EP activities at the Duane Arnold Energy Center, based on the reduced risks of accidents that could result in an offsite radiological release at a decommissioning nuclear power reactor.
Regulatory Analysis Guidelines
Document Number: 2021-07815
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment four draft appendices to NUREG/BR-0058, Revision 5, ``Regulatory Analysis Guidelines of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.'' The guidance provided in the draft appendices refines the information the staff uses when performing a cost-benefit analysis and addresses emergent policy issues and guidance enhancements. The draft appendices also incorporate pertinent information from NUREG/BR-0184, ``Regulatory Analysis Technical Handbook.'' A description of each draft appendix is provided in the Discussion section of this document.
Environmental Assessments and Findings of No Significant Impact of Independent Spent Fuel Storage Facilities Decommissioning Funding Plans
Document Number: 2021-07582
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-14
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.
Environmental Assessments and Findings of No Significant Impact of Independent Spent Fuel Storage Facilities Decommissioning Funding Plans
Document Number: 2021-07577
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-14
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.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-07583
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection: Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Irradiators
Document Number: 2021-07409
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-12
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, ``Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Irradiators.''
Environmental Assessments and Findings of No Significant Impact of Independent Spent Fuel Storage Facilities Decommissioning Funding Plans
Document Number: 2021-07405
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-12
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 decommissioning funding plans (DFPs) submitted by independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) licensees for the ISFSIs listed in the ``Discussion'' section of this document.
Advance Tribal Notification of Certain Radioactive Material Shipments
Document Number: 2021-07281
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received a petition for rulemaking from Richard Arnold and Ron Johnson on behalf of the Tribal Radioactive Materials Transportation Committee, dated December 4, 2020, requesting that the NRC revise its regulations to ensure consistency regarding advance Tribal notification of certain radioactive material shipments with similar regulations for State notification. The petition was docketed by the NRC on February 11, 2021, and has been assigned Docket No. PRM-37-2. The NRC is examining the issues raised in PRM-37-2 to determine whether they should be considered in rulemaking. The NRC is requesting public comment on this petition at this time.
Integrated Human Event Analysis System for Event and Condition Assessment Method and Software Tool
Document Number: 2021-07214
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is requesting comments on its Integrated Human Event Analysis System for Event and Condition Assessment (IDHEAS-ECA) method and software tool for human reliability analysis applications.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-07147
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Plant-Specific, Risk-Informed Decisionmaking: Inservice Testing
Document Number: 2021-07088
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment Revision 1 to draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1286, ``Plant-Specific, Risk-Informed Decisionmaking: Inservice Testing.'' This DG is proposed Revision 1 of RG 1.175, ``An Approach for Plant- Specific, Risk-Informed Decisionmaking: Inservice Testing.'' It has been revised to incorporate additional information since Revision 0 was issued, particularly information to be consistent with the terminology and defense-in-depth philosophy provided in RG 1.174, ``An Approach for Using Probabilistic Risk Assessment in Risk-Informed Decisions on Plant-Specific Changes to the Licensing Basis,'' as well as to endorse a standard by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Code for Operations and Maintenance of Nuclear Power Plant (OM Code).
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: 2021-05311
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of one amendment request. The amendment request is for Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station. For the amendment request, the NRC proposes to determine that it involves no significant hazards consideration (NSHC). Because the amendment request contains sensitive unclassified non-safeguards information (SUNSI) and/or safeguards information (SGI), an order imposes procedures to obtain access to SUNSI for contention preparation.
Information Collection: Tribal Participation in the Advance Notification Program
Document Number: 2021-06936
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on this proposed information collection. The information collection is entitled, ``Tribal Participation in the Advance Notification Program.''
Environmental Assessments and Findings of No Significant Impact of Independent Spent Fuel Storage Facilities Decommissioning Funding Plans
Document Number: 2021-06898
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-05
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 decommissioning funding plan (DFP) submitted by independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) licensees for the ISFSIs listed in the ``Discussion'' section of this document.
NextEra Energy Point Beach, LLC; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Document Number: 2021-06785
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station; Consideration of Approval of Transfer of License
Document Number: 2021-06766
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of an application filed by NorthStar Nuclear Decommissioning Company, LLC, on behalf of itself, NorthStar Vermont Yankee, LLC, and their corporate parents related to NorthStar Group Services, Inc. (NorthStar) (together, the applicants), on November 19, 2020. The application seeks NRC approval of the indirect transfer of control of Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-28, as well as the general license for the independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI), for the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (VY) from the corporate parents of NorthStar to a new intermediary holding company that would acquire control of NorthStar, as described in the application.