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Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for Fiscal Year 2021
Document Number: 2021-12546
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending the licensing, inspection, special project, and annual fees charged to its applicants and licensees. These amendments are necessary to implement the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act (NEIMA), which, beginning with fiscal year (FY) 2021, requires the NRC to recover, to the maximum extent practicable, approximately 100 percent of its annual budget less certain amounts excluded from this fee-recovery requirement. In addition, the NRC is also making improvements associated with fee invoicing to implement provisions of NEIMA.
687th Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS)
Document Number: 2021-12502
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Monthly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2021-12286
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-15
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 April 30, 2021, to May 26, 2021. The last monthly notice was published on May 18, 2021.
American Centrifuge Operating, LLC; American Centrifuge Plant
Document Number: 2021-12356
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the amendment submitted by the American Centrifuge Operating, LLC (ACO) of Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) License SNM-2011 for the American Centrifuge Plant (ACP), a proposed commercial uranium enrichment facilty to be located in Piketon, Ohio. The NRC has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for this proposed license amendment in accordance with its regulations. Based on the EA, the NRC has concluded that a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) is appropriate. The NRC is also conducting a safety evaluation of the proposed license amendment.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-12449
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Guidance for Implementation of Changes, Tests, and Experiments
Document Number: 2021-12280
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 3 to Regulatory Guide (RG), 1.187. This Revision (i.e., Revision 3) addresses a clarification to the RG in response to post- promulgation comments on RG 1.187, Revision 2. This RG provides licensees with a method that the NRC considers acceptable for use in complying with the Commission's regulations on the process by which licensees, under certain conditions, may make changes to their facilities and procedures as described in the final safety analysis report (FSAR) (as updated) (also referred to as the updated final safety analysis report), and conduct tests or experiments not described in the FSAR (as updated), without obtaining a license amendment pursuant to NRC requirements.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Braidwood Station, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2021-12165
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. NPF-72 and NPF-77, issued to Exelon Generation Company, LLC, for operation of the Braidwood Station, Units 1 and 2. The proposed amendment is contained in the licensee's letter dated May 27, 2021, and would change Technical Specification (TS) Surveillance Requirement (SR) 3.7.9.2 to allow an ultimate heat sink (UHS) temperature of less than or equal to 102.8 degrees Fahrenheit ([deg]F) through September 30, 2021.
Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia
Document Number: 2021-12070
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) License No. SNM-7005 to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), in Ft. Belvoir, Virginia to possess and use SNM for education, research, and training programs. The license authorizes DTRA to possess and use SNM for 10 years from the date of issuance.
Report to Congress on Abnormal Occurrences; Fiscal Year 2020 Dissemination of Information
Document Number: 2021-12046
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing NUREG- 0090, Volume 43, ``Report to Congress on Abnormal Occurrences: Fiscal Year 2020.'' The report describes those events that the NRC or an Agreement State identified as abnormal occurrences (AOs) during fiscal year (FY) 2020, based on the criteria defined by the Commission. The report describes seven events at Agreement State-licensed facilities and two events at NRC-licensed facilities.
In the Matter of CampCo Incorporated
Document Number: 2021-12009
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an Order to CampCo, Inc., imposing a civil penalty of $75,000. On February 11, 2021, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation and Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty$75,000 to CampCo, Inc., for failing to comply with regulatory requirements regarding the import and distribution of watches containing radioactive material.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-12016
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Evidence-Building and Evaluation Policy Statement
Document Number: 2021-11637
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an Evidence-Building and Evaluation Policy Statement that describes the general standards that guide the NRC's ``evidence-building'' activities, consistent with the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018. The policy statement is intended to provide agency personnel and stakeholders with a clear understanding of the expectations related to the NRC's standards for evidence-building activities, which includes analyses, research, assessments, and evaluations performed by the agency for programmatic, operational, regulatory, and policy decision making. These standards include rigor, relevance and utility, transparency, collaboration, independence and objectivity, and ethics.
Industrial Radiographic Operations and Training
Document Number: 2021-11436
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a notification of interpretation on industrial radiographic operations at temporary radiography jobsites and an Agreement State Compatibility Category change. The interpretation and Compatibility Category change are effective immediately with a 30-day post-promulgation comment period. The NRC is taking this action to respond to a petition for rulemaking from the Organization of Agreement States (OAS).
Emergency Response Planning and Preparedness for Nuclear Power Reactors
Document Number: 2021-11434
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 6 to Regulatory Guide (RG), RG 1.101, ``Emergency Response Planning and Preparedness for Nuclear Power Reactors.'' This revision of RG 1.101 endorses Revision 0 of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) white paper, ``Implementing a 24-Month Frequency for Emergency Preparedness Program Reviews,'' issued in November 2019, and Appendix A, ``Recommended Drill and Exercise Objectives,'' to NEI 06-04, ``Conducting a Hostile Action-Based Emergency Response Drill,'' Revision 3, issued September 2016. In addition, this revision includes guidance found in previous revisions of RG 1.101, updated NRC guidance documents, and other documents previously endorsed by the NRC to consolidate the list of these guidance documents into a single revision of the RG.
In the Matter of Arizona Public Service Company, Public Service Company of New Mexico, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2, and 3, and Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2021-11433
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an Order approving the application dated December 2, 2020, as supplemented by letters dated February 26, 2021 and May 14, 2021, filed by Arizona Public Service Company (APS), on behalf of Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM), Avangrid, Inc. (Avangrid), and their corporate affiliates. The application sought NRC consent to the indirect transfer of PNM's interests in Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. NPF-41, NPF-51, and NPF-74 for the 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) (together, the Facility). No physical changes to the Facility or operational changes were proposed in the application.
In the Matter of ZionSolutions, LLC and Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Zion Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2021-11390
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an Order to extend until November 26, 2021, the effectiveness of a November 26, 2019, order, which approved the direct transfer of Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-39 and DPR-48 for Zion Nuclear Power Station (ZNPS), Units 1 and 2, respectively, and the general license for the ZNPS independent spent fuel storage installation from the current holder, ZionSolutions, LLC, to Exelon Generation Company, LLC and amended the facility operating licenses for administrative purposes to reflect the transfer.
Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving Proposed No Significant Hazards Considerations and Containing Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Safeguards Information and Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and Safeguards Information
Document Number: 2021-11286
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-01
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 Pilgrim Nuclear Power 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 safeguards information (SGI), an order imposes procedures to obtain access to SUNSI and SGI for contention preparation by person(s) who file a hearing request or petition for leave to intervene.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-11485
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Fire Protection for Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2021-11298
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 4 to Regulatory Guide (RG), 1.189, ``Fire Protection for Nuclear Power Plants.'' This RG describes an approach that is acceptable to the NRC staff to meet the regulatory requirements in the NRC's regulations governing a civilian nuclear power generating plant's fire protection program.
Risk-Informed, Performance-Based Fire Protection for Existing Light-Water Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2021-11297
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 2 to Regulatory Guide (RG), RG 1.205, ``Risk-Informed, Performance-Based Fire Protection for Existing Light-Water Nuclear Power Plants''. This RG describes an approach that is acceptable to the NRC staff to meet the regulatory requirements in the NRC's regulations and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 805, ``Performance-Based Standard for Fire Protection for Light Water Reactor Electric Generating Plants,'' 2001 Edition, which is incorporated by reference in the NRC's regulations.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec International HI-STORM 100 Cask System Certificate of Compliance No. 1014, Amendment No. 15
Document Number: 2021-11192
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of June 14, 2021, for the direct final rule that was published in the Federal Register on March 29, 2021. The direct final rule amends the NRC's spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Holtec International HI-STORM 100 Cask System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage cask'' to include Amendment No. 15 to Certificate of Compliance No. 1014.
Control of Heavy Loads at Nuclear Facilities
Document Number: 2021-10945
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On May 4, 2021, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) solicited comments on draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1381, ``Control of Heavy Loads at Nuclear Facilities.'' The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on June 3, 2021. The NRC has decided to extend the public comment period to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments.
Issuance of Multiple Exemptions in Response to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Document Number: 2021-10923
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued four 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.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-10939
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Supplemental Guidance for Radiological Consequence Analyses Using Alternative Source Terms
Document Number: 2021-10748
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is soliciting public comment on its draft Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) Supplemental Guidance for Radiological Consequence Analyses Using Alternative Source Terms. This draft ISG proposes changes to the NRC's license amendment request (LAR) review guidance document. This ISG is not intended as standalone guidance but instead supplements NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR [Light-Water Reactor] Edition'' Section 15.0.1, ``Radiological Consequence Analyses Using Alternative Source Terms.'' NUREG-0800, Section 15.0.1 was published in July 2000 and is not scheduled to be updated for several years. This ISG provides additional guidance for the NRC staff reviewing LARs that request to increase the main steam isolation valve (MSIV) leakage allowed by technical specifications (TS) for boiling water reactors (BWRs).
Environmental Assessments and Findings of no Significant Impact of Independent Spent Fuel Storage Facilities Decommissioning Funding Plans
Document Number: 2021-10596
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-20
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 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: 2021-10595
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-20
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 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.
Information Collection: Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2021-10548
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-19
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, ``Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants.''
NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC; Duane Arnold Energy Center
Document Number: 2021-10406
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued an exemption in response to a request from the licensee that would permit NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC to reduce the minimum coverage limit for onsite property damage insurance from $1.06 billion to $50 million for the Duane Arnold Energy Center.
NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC; Duane Arnold Energy Center
Document Number: 2021-10405
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued an exemption in response to a request from the licensee that would permit NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC to reduce the required level of primary offsite liability insurance from $450 million to $100 million and to eliminate the requirement to carry secondary financial protection for the Duane Arnold Energy Center.
Monthly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2021-10374
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-18
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 April 2, 2021, to April 29, 2021. The last monthly notice was published on April 20, 2021.
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.