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Tennessee Valley Authority; Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2019-01859
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of amendments to licenses held by Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA, the licensee) for the operation of Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant (WBN), Units 1 and 2. The proposed amendments would revise the WBN, Unit 2 Technical Specification (TS) 4.2.1, Fuel Assemblies, to add a limit on the number of tritium producing burnable absorber rods (TPBARs) that can be irradiated. This license amendment request also provides proposed changes to the WBN, Units 1 and 2 TSs related to the new criticality analyses performed for the spent fuel storage racks. The NRC is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) associated with the proposed license amendments.
Individual Monitoring Devices for Industrial Radiographic Personnel
Document Number: 2019-01792
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will consider in its rulemaking process one issue raised in a petition for rulemaking (PRM), PRM-34-7, submitted by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) and the Nondestructive Testing Management Association (NDTMA), and is denying one aspect of PRM-34-7. The petitioners request that the NRC amend its regulations to authorize the use of ``improved'' individual monitoring devices for industrial radiographic personnel.
Update to Fees for Search and Review of Agency Records by NRC Personnel
Document Number: 2019-01707
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of March 4, 2019, for the direct final rule that was published in the Federal Register on December 19, 2018. This direct final rule revised the fees charged for search and review of agency records by NRC personnel in response to certain Freedom of Information Act requests.
United Nuclear Corporation (UNC) Church Rock Project
Document Number: 2019-01642
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received a license application by letter dated September 24, 2018, from United Nuclear Corporation (UNC). By this application, UNC is requesting authorization to amend its license (SUA-1475) to excavate approximately 1 million cubic yards (CY) of mine spoil from the Northeast Church Rock Mine Site and dispose of it at the existing mill site in Church Rock, New Mexico (the proposed action). The NRC staff will prepare an EIS to document the potential environmental impacts from the proposed action and reasonable alternatives. As part of the EIS development process, the NRC is seeking comments on the scope of its environmental review.
Instrument Sensing Lines
Document Number: 2019-01556
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1352, ``Instrument Sensing Lines.'' DG-1352 describes an approach that is acceptable to the staff of the NRC to meet regulatory requirements for instrument sensing lines in nuclear power plants. The DG would endorse, with certain clarifications, standards that were updated and corrected subsequent to the last time the NRC endorsed them. More information on updates can be found in the ``Additional Information'' section below.
Adjustment of Civil Penalties for Inflation for Fiscal Year 2019
Document Number: 2019-01191
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to adjust the maximum civil monetary penalties it can assess under statutes enforced by the agency. These changes are mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (FCPIAA), as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Improvements Act). The NRC is amending its regulations to adjust the maximum penalty amount for a violation of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (AEA), or any regulation or order issued under the AEA from $290,875 to $298,211 per violation, per day. Additionally, the NRC is amending provisions concerning program fraud civil penalties by adjusting the maximum penalty amount under the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act from $11,181 to $11,463 for each false claim or statement.
Enhancing Reactor Safety Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: 2019-01182
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is denying a petition for rulemaking (PRM), dated July 26, 2011, submitted by the Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. (NRDC or the petitioner). The petitioner requested that the NRC amend its regulations to require nuclear facilities to confirm seismic and flooding hazards every 10 years and to address any new and significant information. The petition was docketed by the NRC on August 4, 2011, and was assigned Docket No. PRM-50-99. The NRC did not request public comment on this petition because the staff had sufficient information to review the issues raised in the PRM. The NRC is denying the petition because the NRC is addressing the issues raised in the petition using an approach other than rulemaking.
Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC; Oconee Nuclear Station, Units 1, 2, and 3
Document Number: 2019-01143
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of amendments to licenses held by Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, (Duke Energy, the licensee) for the operation of Oconee Nuclear Station, Units 1, 2, and 3 (Oconee Nuclear Station). The proposed amendments would revise the Duke Energy Physical Security Plan for Oconee Nuclear Station to include additional protective measures during a specific infrequent short-term operating state, including a modification that provides additional access restriction. The NRC is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) and a final finding of no significant impact (FONSI) associated with the proposed license amendments.
Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Subcommittee on Planning and Procedures
Document Number: 2019-01028
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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: 2019-00807
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of three amendment requests. The amendment requests are for Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant, Palisades Nuclear Plant, and River Bend Station Unit 1. For each amendment request, the NRC proposes to determine that they involve no significant hazards consideration. Because each amendment request contains sensitive unclassified non-safeguards information (SUNSI), an order imposes procedures to obtain access to SUNSI for contention preparation.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-01043
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2019-00908
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will convene a teleconference meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) on February 26, 2019, to discuss the draft report of the ACMUI Training and Experience Subcommittee. This report will include the subcommittee's recommendation on training and experience requirements for authorized users under title 10 Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 35.300, ``Use of unsealed byproduct material for which a written directive is required,'' that is necessary for safety. Meeting information, including a copy of the agenda and handouts, will be available at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/acmui/ meetings/2019.html. The agenda and handouts may also be obtained by contacting Ms. Kellee Jamerson using the information below.
U.S. Department of the Army; Jefferson Proving Ground
Document Number: 2019-00878
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft environmental assessment (EA) and draft finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for a proposed amendment of NRC source materials license SUB-1435 for the Jefferson Proving Ground (JPG) from ``possession only for decommissioning'' to ``possession only.'' The proposed amendment of the U.S. Department of the Army (Army)'s license would also include an exemption from the NRC's decommissioning timeliness requirements in the regulations. The draft EA, ``Draft Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Amendment of Materials License SUB-1435, Jefferson Proving Ground, Southeastern Indiana (Jefferson, Ripley, and Jennings Counties),'' documents the NRC staff's environmental review of the license amendment application.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC, Byron Station, Unit No. 2
Document Number: 2019-00734
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The license amendment request was originally noticed in the Federal Register on November 6, 2018. The notice is being reissued in its entirety to include the revised scope, description of the amendment request, and proposed no significant hazards consideration determination. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an amendment to Facility Operating License No. NPF-66, issued to Exelon Generation Company, LLC, for operation of the Byron Station, Unit No. 2. The proposed amendment would revise technical specification 4.2.1 to authorize use of two lead test assemblies (LTAs) containing a limited number of accident tolerant fuel (ATF) lead test rods (LTRs) during Byron Station, Unit No. 2, refueling cycles 22, 23, and 24. The LTAs would be nonlimiting under steady state reactor conditions and will comply with fuel limits specified in the core operating limits report and technical specifications under all operational conditions.
In the Matter of Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant
Document Number: 2019-00688
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a confirmatory order (Order) to Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., (the licensee), confirming the agreement reached in an Alternative Dispute Resolution mediation session held on September 21-22, 2018. This Order will ensure the licensee restores compliance with NRC regulations.
Licensing Support Network Advisory Review Panel
Document Number: 2019-00599
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Entergy Operations, Inc.; Waterford Steam Electric Station, Unit 3
Document Number: 2019-00585
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued Renewed Facility Operating License No. NPF-38 to Entergy Operations, Inc., (EOI), the operator of the Waterford Steam Electric Station, Unit 3 (WF3), and Entergy Louisiana, LLC, the owner of WF3 (together Entergy or the licensees). Renewed Facility Operating License No. NPF-38 authorizes EOI to operate WF3 at reactor core power levels not in excess of 3,716 megawatts thermal, in accordance with the provisions of the WF3 renewed license and technical specifications. In addition, the NRC has prepared a record of decision (ROD) that supports the NRC's decision to renew Facility Operating License No. NPF-38.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-00804
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-01-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-00597
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-01-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-00596
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-01-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-00595
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-01-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-00594
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-01-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-00593
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-01-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Ground Water Protection at Uranium In Situ Recovery Facilities
Document Number: 2019-00435
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-01-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is requesting views from interested stakeholders on whether the NRC should resume rulemaking to amend its regulations governing the domestic licensing of source material by codifying general requirements to address ground water protection at uranium in situ recovery (ISR) facilities. The NRC currently regulates ISR operations through application of regulations that primarily focus on conventional uranium mills and site-specific license conditions. The NRC initiated rulemaking in 2006 to develop requirements to provide regulatory consistency and improve the efficiency of the ISR licensing process but placed this rulemaking on hold in 2010. Information provided to the NRC during the public comment period will be factored into the decision as to whether the NRC will continue this rulemaking.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4, Passive Core Cooling System (PXS) Gutter Drain Line Vents
Document Number: 2019-00391
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-01-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting an exemption to allow a departure from the certification information of Tier 1 of the generic design control document (DCD) and is issuing License Amendment Nos. 149 and 148 to Combined Licenses (COLs), NPF-91 and NPF-92. The COLs were issued to Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., Georgia Power Company, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, MEAG Power SPVM, LLC, MEAG Power SPVJ, LLC, MEAG Power SPVP, LLC, and the City of Dalton, Georgia (collectively SNC); for construction and operation of the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP) Units 3 and 4, located in Burke County, Georgia. The granting of the exemption allows the changes to Tier 1 information asked for the amendment. Because the acceptability of the exemption was determined in part by the acceptability of the amendment, the exemption and amendment are being issued concurrently.
Entergy Operations, Inc.; Waterford Steam Electric Station, Unit 3
Document Number: 2019-00390
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-01-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Entergy Operations, Inc. (Entergy, the licensee), to withdraw its application dated December 6, 2017, as supplemented by letter dated June 29, 2018, for a proposed amendment to the Waterford Steam Electric Station, Unit 3 (Waterford 3), Facility Operating License No. 50-382. The proposed amendment would have revised the Waterford 3 Technical Specifications (TS) 3/4.3.2 Table 4.3-2, ``Engineered Safety Features Actuation System [ESFAS] Instrumentation Surveillance Requirements.'' Specifically, the proposed amendment would have removed Note 3 of the table, the exemption from testing ESFAS relays K114, K305, and K313 at power.
Information Collection: NRC Form 244, “Registration Certificate-Use of Depleted Uranium Under General License”
Document Number: 2019-00385
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-01-31
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, ``NRC Form 244, ``Registration CertificateUse of Depleted Uranium Under General License.''
Information Collection: Export and Import of Nuclear Equipment and Material
Document Number: 2019-00383
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-01-31
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, ``Export and Import of Nuclear Equipment and Material.''
Information Collection: Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes in Geologic Repositories
Document Number: 2019-00382
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-01-31
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, ``Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes in Geologic Repositories.''
Information Collection: Cooperation With States at Commercial Nuclear Power Plants and Other Nuclear Production and Utilization Facilities, Policy Statement
Document Number: 2019-00380
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-01-31
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, ``Cooperation with States at Commercial Nuclear Power Plants and Other Nuclear Production and Utilization Facilities, Policy Statement.''
Digital Instrumentation and Controls-Interim Staff Guidance-06, Revision 2, “Licensing Process”
Document Number: 2019-00374
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-01-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) Digital Instrumentation and Controls (DI&C)ISG-06, Revision 2, ``Licensing Process.'' This ISG defines the licensing process used to support the review of license amendment requests (LARs) associated with safety-related D&IC equipment modifications in operating plants and in new plants once they become operational. This ISG provides guidance for activities performed before a LAR is submitted and for activities performed during LAR review. The NRC staff uses the process described in this ISG to evaluate compliance with NRC regulations.
Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station; Consideration of Approval of Transfer of License and Conforming Amendment
Document Number: 2019-00371
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-01-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of an application filed by Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (ENOI) on November 16, 2018. The application seeks NRC approval of the direct and indirect transfers of Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-35 for Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (Pilgrim) as well as the general license for Pilgrim Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI), collectively the Licenses. ENOI on behalf of itself and Entergy Nuclear Generation Company (ENGC), Holtec International (Holtec), and Holtec Decommissioning International, LLC (HDI) requests that the NRC consent to (1) the indirect transfer of control of the Licenses to Holtec; and (2) the direct transfer of ENOI's operating authority to HDI. The NRC is also considering amending the renewed facility operating license for administrative purposes to reflect the proposed transfer. The application contains sensitive unclassified non-safeguards information (SUNSI).
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2019-00358
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-01-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this regular biweekly 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, notwithstanding the pendency before the Commission of a request for a hearing from any person. This biweekly notice includes all notices of amendments issued, or proposed to be issued, from December 15, 2018, to December 28, 2018. The last biweekly notice was published on January 2, 2019 (84 FR 20). The comment period for the document published in the Federal Register on January 2, 2019 (84 FR 20), was originally scheduled to close on February 1, 2019. Because this document was posted to Regulations.gov on January 18, 2019, the NRC has decided to extend the public comment period to allow more time for stakeholders to develop and submit their comments. Due to the Federal government shutdown, there was no biweekly publication on January 15, 2019.
Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for Fiscal Year 2019
Document Number: 2019-00219
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-01-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend the licensing, inspection, special project, and annual fees charged to its applicants and licensees. These proposed amendments are necessary to implement the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990, as amended (OBRA-90), which requires the NRC to recover approximately 90 percent of its annual budget through fees less certain amounts excluded from this fee-recovery requirement. President Trump signed the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019 on September 21, 2018. That Act appropriated approximately $911.0 million to the NRC, which is a decrease of approximately $11.0 million from FY 2018. Based on that total budget authority, the NRC is proposing to collect $781.9 million in fees in FY 2019.
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2019-00315
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-01-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this regular biweekly 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, notwithstanding the pendency before the Commission of a request for a hearing from any person. This biweekly notice includes all notices of amendments issued, or proposed to be issued, from December 29, 2018, to January 14, 2019. The last biweekly was published on January 2, 2019 (84 FR 20). Due to the Federal government shutdown, there was no biweekly publication on January 15, 2019.
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: 2018-27393
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-01-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of three amendment requests. The amendment requests are for Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2, and 3; Braidwood Station, Units 1 and 2; and Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4. For each amendment request, the NRC proposes to determine that they involve no significant hazards consideration. Because each amendment request contains sensitive unclassified non- safeguards information (SUNSI), an order imposes procedures to obtain access to SUNSI for contention preparation.
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2018-27915
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-01-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this regular biweekly 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, notwithstanding the pendency before the Commission of a request for a hearing from any person. This biweekly notice includes all notices of amendments issued, or proposed to be issued, from December 4, 2018, to December 14, 2018. The last biweekly notice was published on December 18, 2018.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station
Document Number: 2018-28203
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing exemptions in response to a letter dated March 29, 2018, as supplemented by a letter dated May 8, 2018, exemption request from Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon or the licensee). The exemption permits Exelon 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 Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station
Document Number: 2018-28202
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a letter dated March 29, 2018, as supplemented by a letter dated May 8, 2018, exemption request from Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon or the licensee). The exemption permits Exelon to reduce the minimum coverage limit for onsite property damage insurance from $1.06 billion to $50 million for Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station.
Entergy Operations, Inc.; River Bend Station, Unit 1
Document Number: 2018-28129
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued Renewed Facility Operating License No. NPF-47 to Entergy Operations, Inc. (Entergy or licensee), for River Bend Station, Unit 1 (RBS). Renewed Facility Operating License No. NPF-47 authorizes Entergy to operate RBS at reactor core power levels not in excess of 3,091 megawatts thermal and in accordance with the provisions of the RBS renewed license and technical specifications. In addition, the NRC has prepared a record of decision (ROD) that supports the NRC's decision to issue Renewed Facility Operating License No. NPF-47.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2018-28050
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: TN Americas LLC Standardized Advanced NUHOMS® System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1029, Amendment No. 4
Document Number: 2018-27950
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-27
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 TN Americas LLC Standardized Advanced NUHOMS[supreg] Horizontal Modular Storage System (NUHOMS[supreg] System) listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 4 to Certificate of Compliance No. 1029. Amendment No. 4 revises the certificate of compliance's technical specifications to: Clarify the applicability of unloading procedures and training modules relative to spent fuel pool availability; credit the use of the installed temperature monitoring system specified in lieu of performing daily visual vent inspections; establish dose rates on the front inlet bird screen and the door of the concrete storage module for the Advanced Horizontal Storage Module; modify the criteria for performing Advanced Horizontal Storage Module air vent visual inspections; identify the blocked vent time limitations for each of the 24PT1 and 24PT4 dry shielded canisters; and provide a new temperature rise value for the Advanced Horizontal Storage Module with a loaded 24PT4 dry shielded canister.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: TN Americas LLC Standardized Advanced NUHOMS® System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1029, Amendment No. 4
Document Number: 2018-27949
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the TN Americas LLC Standardized Advanced NUHOMS[supreg] Horizontal Modular Storage System (NUHOMS[supreg] System) listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 4 to Certificate of Compliance No. 1029. Amendment No. 4 revises the certificate of compliance's technical specifications to: clarify the applicability of unloading procedures and training modules relative to spent fuel pool availability; credit the use of the installed temperature monitoring system specified in lieu of performing daily visual vent inspections; establish dose rates on the front inlet bird screen and the door of the concrete storage module for the Advanced Horizontal Storage Module; modify the criteria for performing Advanced Horizontal Storage Module air vent visual inspections; identify the blocked vent time limitations for each of the 24PT1 and 24PT4 dry shielded canisters; and provide a new temperature rise value for the Advanced Horizontal Storage Module with a loaded 24PT4 dry shielded canister.
Spent Fuel Heat Generation in an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2018-27931
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 2 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 3.54, ``Spent Fuel Heat Generation in an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation.'' Revision 2 provides methods acceptable to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff for calculating spent nuclear fuel heat generation rates for use for an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI). The revision presents an up-to-date methodology for determining heat generation rates and provides greater flexibility (less restrictions). It also allows loading of higher burnup fuel by using more accurate methods for decay heat calculations.
Revised 660th Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS)
Document Number: 2018-27846
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Florida Power & Light Company; Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4
Document Number: 2018-27844
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of amendments to Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR- 31 and DPR-41, issued to Florida Power & Light Company, for operation of Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4, respectively. The proposed amendments would modify Paragraph 3.D, ``Transition License Conditions,'' of the Renewed Facility Operating Licenses to delete Implementation Item 22. For this license amendment request (LAR), the NRC proposes to determine that it involves no significant hazards consideration. Because this LAR contains sensitive unclassified non- safeguards information (SUNSI), an order imposes procedures to obtain access to SUNSI for contention preparation.
Pacific Gas & Electric Company; Humboldt Bay Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation; Renewal of Special Nuclear Materials License
Document Number: 2018-27832
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering an application for the renewal of Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) License No. SNM-2514, which currently authorizes Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) to receive, possess, transfer, and store spent fuel from Humboldt Bay Nuclear Power Plant (HPNPP) in the Humboldt Bay Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI). The renewed license would authorize PG&E to continue to store spent fuel in the Humboldt Bay ISFSI for an additional 40 years beyond the current license expiration date of November 17, 2025.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: TN Americas LLC, Standardized NUHOMS® System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1004, Renewed Amendment No. 15
Document Number: 2018-27810
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of January 22, 2019, for the direct final rule that was published in the Federal Register on November 7, 2018. This direct final rule amended the NRC's spent fuel storage regulations by revising the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Renewed Amendment No. 15 to Certificate of Compliance No. 1004 for the TN Americas LLC Standardized NUHOMS[supreg] Horizontal Modular Storage System (NUHOMS[supreg] System). Because this amendment is subsequent to the renewal of the TN Americas LLC Standardized NUHOMS[supreg] Certificate of Compliance No. 1004 system and, therefore, subject to the Aging Management Program requirements of the renewed certificate, it is referred to as ``Renewed Amendment No. 15.''
Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station
Document Number: 2018-27724
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On November 16, 2018, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received the Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report (PSDAR) for the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (Pilgrim). The PSDAR, which includes the Site-Specific Decommissioning Cost Estimate (DCE), provides an overview of the Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (Entergy, the licensee) planned decommissioning activities, schedule, projected costs, and environmental impacts for Pilgrim. The NRC will hold a public meeting to discuss the PSDAR and the DCE and receive comments.
Instructions for Completing NRC's Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest
Document Number: 2018-27630
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On October 30, 2018, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) solicited comments on its draft guidance document, NUREG/BR-0204, Rev. 3, ``Instructions for Completing NRC's Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest,'' in the Federal Register. The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on December 31, 2018. The NRC has decided to extend the public comment period until January 31, 2019, to allow more time for stakeholders to develop and submit their comments.