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Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station Request for Exemptions Regarding Emergency Planning Requirements
Document Number: 2018-22986
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued exemptions in response to a request from Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon or 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 Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station (Oyster Creek), based on the reduced risks of accidents that could result in an offsite radiological release at a decommissioning nuclear power reactor.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria
Document Number: 2018-22985
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff has determined that the inspections, tests, and analyses have been successfully completed, and that the specified acceptance criteria are met for the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP), Units 3 and 4.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Containment Sump Level Instrumentation
Document Number: 2018-22983
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-22
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. 140 and 139 to Combined Licenses (COLs), NPF-91 and NPF-92, respectively. The COLs were issued to Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., and 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 in 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.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: NAC International NAC-UMS®; Universal Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1015, Amendment No. 6
Document Number: 2018-22913
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-22
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 NAC International NAC-UMS[supreg] listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 6 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1015. Amendment No. 6 revises the CoC's technical specifications (TSs) to: Remove a redundant requirement for inspection of the concrete cask and canister; revise a limiting condition of operation (LCO) for heat removal to clarify that ``LCO not met'' means that the concrete heat removal system is inoperable; remove an inspection requirement that is already covered by LCO surveillance requirements for off-normal, accident, or natural phenomenon events; and clarify that ``immediate'' restoration of a concrete cask's heat removal capabilities means ``within the design-basis time limit'' in Section 11.2.13 of the Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR), ``or within the time limit for a less than design-basis heat load case, as evaluated.'' Amendment No. 6 also clarifies that an LCO for loaded cask surface dose rates applies prior to storage conditions, when dose rates will be highest.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: NAC International NAC-UMS® Universal Storage System, Certificate of Compliance; No. 1015, Amendment No. 6
Document Number: 2018-22912
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the NAC International NAC- UMS[supreg] listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 6 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1015. Amendment No. 6 revises the CoC's technical specifications (TSs) to: Remove a redundant requirement for inspection of the concrete cask and canister; revise a limiting condition of operation (LCO) for heat removal to clarify that ``LCO not met'' means that the concrete heat removal system is inoperable; remove an inspection requirement that is already covered by LCO surveillance requirements for off- normal, accident, or natural phenomenon events; and clarify that ``immediate'' restoration of a concrete cask's heat removal capabilities means ``within the design-basis time limit'' in Section 11.2.13 of the Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR), ``or within the time limit for a less than design-basis heat load case, as evaluated.'' Amendment No. 6 also clarifies that an LCO for loaded cask surface dose rates applies prior to storage conditions, when dose rates will be highest.
Performance Review Boards for Senior Executive Service
Document Number: 2018-22844
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has announced appointments to the NRC Performance Review Board (PRB) responsible for making recommendations on performance appraisal ratings and performance awards for NRC Senior Executives and Senior Level System employees and appointments to the NRC PRB Panel responsible for making recommendations to the appointing and awarding authorities for NRC PRB members.
Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station; Consideration of Approval of Transfer of License and Conforming Amendment
Document Number: 2018-22831
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of an application filed by Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon), Oyster Creek Environmental Protection, LLC (OCEP), and Holtec Decommissioning International, LLC (HDI) on August 31, 2018. The application seeks NRC approval of the direct transfer of Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-16 for Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station (Oyster Creek), as well as the general license for the Oyster Creek Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI), from the current holder, Exelon, to OCEP as the licensed owner and to HDI as the licensed operator. The NRC is also considering amending the renewed facility operating license and ISFSI general license for administrative purposes to reflect the proposed transfer. The application contains sensitive unclassified non-safeguards information (SUNSI).
Interim Storage Partners LLC's Consolidated Interim Storage Facility
Document Number: 2018-22810
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On September 4, 2018, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published in the Federal Register a notice to reopen the scoping period on the NRC's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Interim Storage Partners LLC (ISP) proposed consolidated interim storage facility for spent nuclear fuel, to be located on the Waste Control Specialists LLC (WCS) site in Andrews County, Texas. ISP requested on June 8, 2018, that the NRC resume its review, which had been suspended on April 18, 2017, and provided a revised license application. The NRC is extending the public scoping comment period to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments.
In the Matter of Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC; Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; NorthStar Vermont Yankee LLC; NorthStar Nuclear Decommissioning Company, LLC; Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station
Document Number: 2018-22768
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an order approving the direct transfer of Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-28 for the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (VY), and its general license for the VY Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI), from the currently licensed operator, Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (ENOI), and currently licensed owner, Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC (ENVY), to NorthStar Nuclear Decommissioning Company, LLC (NorthStar NDC), and to ENVY's successor NorthStar Vermont Yankee, LLC (NorthStar VY). This order also approves the indirect transfer of control of the license from ENVY's Entergy parent holding and investment companies to NorthStar Decommissioning Holdings, LLC and its parents NorthStar Group Services, Inc. (NorthStar), LVI Parent Corp., and NorthStar Group Holdings, LLC. The NRC is also issuing a conforming amendment for the facility operating license for administrative purposes to reflect the approved license transfer. The NRC confirmed that NorthStar NDC, and the entity to be named NorthStar VY, met the regulatory, legal, technical, and financial obligations necessary to qualify them as a transferee and determined that the transferee is qualified to be the holder of the license; and the transfer of the license is otherwise consistent with the applicable provisions of law, regulations, and orders issued by the Commission. The Order approving the direct transfer of the VY license to NorthStar NDC and NorthStar VY and the indirect transfer to NorthStar Decommissioning Holdings, LLC and its parents became effective on October 11, 2018.
NorthStar Group Services, Inc.; Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station
Document Number: 2018-22649
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a May 25, 2018, request from NorthStar Group Services, Inc. (NorthStar), on behalf of Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC (ENVY, to be known as NorthStar Vermont Yankee, LLC or NorthStar VY following consummation of the license transfer described below). The exemption would allow NorthStar VY to use up to $20 million in funds from the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (VY) nuclear decommissioning trust fund (NDT), on a revolving basis, for irradiated fuel management activities. By Order dated October 11, 2018, the NRC approved the request for the direct and indirect transfer of VY Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-28. This exemption is being issued simultaneously with the license transfer Order and will be effective upon the NRC's issuance of a conforming license amendment reflecting NorthStar VY and NorthStar NDC as the licensees for VY, following consummation of the license transfer transaction.
Environmental Dosimetry-Performance Specifications, Testing, and Data Analysis
Document Number: 2018-22550
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-4019, ``Environmental Dosimetry-Performance Specifications, Testing, and Data Analysis.'' This proposed revision (Revision 2) to Regulatory Guide (RG) 4.13 provides updated guidance that the NRC staff considers acceptable for performing surveys and evaluations of public dose in the unrestricted area and the controlled area of a licensed facility from direct radiation using environmental dosimetry. The DG endorses the American National Standards Institute/Health Physics Society (ANSI/HPS) N13.37- 2014, ``Environmental DosimetryCriteria for System Design and Implementation.''
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2018-22406
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Regulatory Guide 1.206-Applications for Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2018-22262
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 1 to Regulatory Guide (RG), ``Applications for Nuclear Power Plants.'' This update of RG 1.206, ``Combined License Applications for Nuclear Power Plants (LWR Edition),'' dated June 2007, provides updated guidance for prospective applicants regarding the format and content of applications for new nuclear power plants. The revision reflects the lessons learned regarding the review of nuclear power plant applications since 2007. Two significant changes include: (1) The addition of new guidance to applicants for standard design certifications (DCs) and early site permits (ESPs), and (2) the removal of detailed technical information for a combined license (COL) that was highly redundant with information in NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition'' (SRP). The NRC is additionally withdrawing four interim staff guidance documents due to the incorporation of their guidance into RG 1.206, Revision 1.
Renewed Operating License No. NPF-12; Combined License Nos. NPF-93 and NPF-94; and the General License for the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI); In the Matter of Dominion Energy, Inc., and SCANA Corporation Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station (VCSNS), Units 1, 2, and 3, and the ISFSI
Document Number: 2018-22159
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued Orders approving an application filed by South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G) and Dominion Energy, Inc. (Dominion Energy) on January 25, 2018, that supersedes and corrects an error in the Orders issued on August 30, 2018. The August 30, 2018, Orders stated that VCSNS Units 1, 2 and 3 are co-owned by SCE&G and Santee Cooper, who have undivided ownership interests of two-thirds and one-third, respectively, in VCSNS. This statement was correct for VCSNS Unit 1 and the ISFSI, however, for the VCSNS Units 2 and 3 COLs, SCE&G and Santee Cooper have ownerships interests of 55 percent and 45 percent, respectively. The application sought NRC approval of the indirect transfer of Renewed Facility Operating License No. NPF-12 and Combined License Nos. NPF-93 and NPF-94 for Summer, Units 1, 2, and 3 and the general license for the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI), from the ultimate parent, SCANA Corporation, to Dominion Energy. The NRC's approval of the indirect license transfer is subject to certain conditions, which are described in the Orders. No physical changes to the facility or operational changes were proposed in the application. The Orders were effective upon issuance.
Korea Electric Power Corporation; Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. Advanced Power Reactor 1400
Document Number: 2018-22116
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a standard design approval (SDA) to Korea Electric Power Corporation and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd (KEPCO/KHNP) for the advanced power reactor 1400 (APR1400) standard design. The SDA allows the APR1400 standard design to be referenced in an application for a construction permit or operating license, or an application for a combined license or manufacturing license under its regulations.
La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor; Consideration of Approval of Transfer of License and Conforming Amendment
Document Number: 2018-22100
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of an application filed by LaCrosseSolutions, LLC (LS), on June 27, 2018. The application seeks NRC approval of the direct transfer of Facility Operating License No. DPR-45 for the La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor (LACBWR), from the current holder, LS, to the Dairyland Power Cooperative (DPC), who held the operating license for LACBWR prior to transferring it to LS in 2016. The NRC is also considering amending the facility operating license for administrative purposes to reflect the proposed transfer.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2018-22066
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Vistra Operations Company LLC; Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2
Document Number: 2018-22016
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of amendments to Facility Operating License Nos. NPF-87 and NPF-89, issued to Vistra Operations Company LLC (Vistra OpCo, the licensee), for operation of the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant (CPNPP), Unit Nos. 1 and 2. The proposed exigent amendments would revise CPNPP Technical Specification (TS) 3.8.4, ``DC [Direct Current] SourcesOperating,'' by adding a new REQUIRED ACTION to CONDITION B and an extended COMPLETION TIME (CT), on a one-time basis, to repair two affected battery cells on the CPNPP Unit No. 1, Train B safety- related batteries. Specifically, the amendments would change the TS CT for each of the Unit No. 1, Train B safety-related batteries (BT1ED2 and BT1ED4) during Unit 1, Cycle 20, from 2 hours to 18 hours.
Information Collection: NRC Form 398, “Personal Qualification Statement-Licensee.”
Document Number: 2018-21993
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an existing collection of information. The information collection is entitled, ``NRC Form 398, `Personal Qualification StatementLicensee.'''
Information Collection: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-21988
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The NRC invites public comment on the renewal of OMB approval for an existing collection of information. The information collection is entitled, ``10 CFR part 150 Exemptions and Continued Regulatory Authority in Agreement States and in Offshore Waters Under Section 274 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954.''
Information Collection: NRC Form 396, “Certification of Medical Examination by Facility Licensee”
Document Number: 2018-21976
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an existing collection of information. The information collection is entitled, ``NRC Form 396, `Certification of Medical Examination by Facility Licensee.' ''
Dry Storage and Transportation of High Burnup Spent Nuclear Fuel
Document Number: 2018-21974
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On August 9, 2018, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) solicited comments on draft NUREG entitled, NUREG-2224, ``Dry Storage and Transportation of High Burnup Spent Nuclear Fuel.'' The public comment period closed on September 24, 2018. The NRC has decided to reopen the public comment period to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments.
NorthStar Group Services, Inc. on Behalf of Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC; Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station
Document Number: 2018-21914
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an exemption in response to a May 25, 2018, request from NorthStar Group Services, Inc. (NorthStar), on behalf of Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC (ENVY, to be known as NorthStar Vermont Yankee, LLC or NorthStar VY). The exemption would allow NorthStar VY to use up to $20 million in funds from the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (VY) nuclear decommissioning trust fund (NDT), on a revolving basis, for irradiated fuel management activities should the request for the direct and indirect transfer of the VY Facility License No. DPR-28 to NorthStar VY be approved by the NRC. The staff is issuing a final Environmental Assessment (EA) and final Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) associated with the proposed exemption.
NexEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC; Duane Arnold Energy Center
Document Number: 2018-21913
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC (NextEra) to withdraw its application dated December 15, 2017, for a proposed amendment to Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC), Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-49. The proposed change would have modified Technical Specifications (TS) 3.6.1.7, ``Suppression Chamber-to-Drywell Vacuum Breakers,'' by revising the required number of operable vacuum breakers for opening from six to five. Subsequently, by letter dated August 30, 2018, NextEra withdrew the amendment request.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and Updates to Tier 1 Table 2.5.2-3
Document Number: 2018-21912
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-09
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. 143 and 142 to Combined Licenses (COLs), NPF-91 and NPF-92, respectively. The COLs were issued to Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., and 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 in 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.
Agency Procedures for Responding to Adverse Court Decisions and Addressing Funding Shortfalls
Document Number: 2018-21804
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is denying a petition for rulemaking (PRM) submitted on October 22, 2015, by Jeffrey M. Skov (the petitioner), and supplemented on December 7, 2015, March 1, 2016, March 21, 2016, and March 1, 2017. The petition was docketed by the NRC on November 10, 2015, and was assigned Docket No. PRM-2-15. The petitioner requests that the NRC amend its rules of practice to establish procedures for responding to adverse court decisions and to annually report to the public each instance where the NRC does not receive ``sufficient funds reasonably necessary to implement in good faith its statutory mandates.'' The NRC is denying the petition because the petitioner has not identified shortcomings in the NRC's current regulations or demonstrated a need for the requested changes.
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2018-21669
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to Section 189a.(2) of 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 September 11, 2018, to September 24, 2018. The last biweekly notice was published on September 25, 2018.
Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC; Hematite Site
Document Number: 2018-21583
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is providing public notice of the termination of Source Materials License No. SNM- 00033. The NRC has terminated the license of the decommissioned Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC Hematite facility in Festus, Missouri and has approved the site for unrestricted release.
Nuclear Criticality Safety Standards for Nuclear Materials Outside Reactor Cores
Document Number: 2018-21534
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 3 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 3.71, ``Nuclear Criticality Safety Standards for Nuclear Materials Outside Reactor Cores.'' Revision 3 endorses guidance in multiple American National Standards Institute/ American Nuclear Society (ANSI/ANS)-8 standards, as well as a specific International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard. In addition, the scope of this guide is expanded to include packaging and transportation and certain storage facilities because many of the standards are based on broad principles that are not limited solely to fuel processing facilities.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2018-21527
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Power Resources Inc.; Smith Ranch Highland
Document Number: 2018-21429
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a renewed license to Power Resources, Inc. (PRI), doing business as Cameco Resources, for its Smith Ranch Highland project, materials license SUA-1548. This facility is located in Converse County, Wyoming and has satellite facilities located in Johnson, Campbell, Natrona, and Freemont Counties, Wyoming. The license authorizes PRI to possess uranium source and byproduct material at Smith Ranch Highland and its associated satellite facilities. In addition, the license authorizes PRI to operate its facilities as proposed in its license renewal application, as amended, and as prescribed in the license. The renewed license expires on September 26, 2028.
In the Matter of Harman International Industries, Inc.; Confirmatory Order
Document Number: 2018-21397
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a confirmatory order (Order) to Harman International Industries, Inc. (Harman), to memorialize the agreements reached during an alternative dispute resolution mediation session held on August 16, 2018. This Order will resolve the issues that were identified during an NRC records review related to Harman's import, possession, and distribution of lamps containing byproduct material (krypton-85). This Order is effective upon its issuance.
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: 2018-20182
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of two amendment requests. The amendment requests are for Oconee Nuclear Station and Wolf Creek Generating Station. For each amendment request, the NRC proposes to determine that they involve no significant hazards consideration. Because the amendment requests contain sensitive unclassified non-safeguards information (SUNSI) and safeguards information (SGI) an order imposes procedures to obtain access to SUNSI and SGI for contention preparation.
Use of Listserv for Decommissioning and Uranium Recovery Site Correspondence
Document Number: 2018-21299
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing this document to inform the public that, as of October 1, 2018, publicly available decommissioning and uranium recovery site correspondence originating from the Division of Decommissioning, Uranium Recovery, and Waste Programs (DUWP) in the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards (NMSS) will be transmitted by a computer-based email distribution system Listserv to addressees and subscribers. This change does not affect the availability of official agency records in the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS).
State of Wyoming: Discontinuance of Certain Commission Regulatory Authority Within the State; Notice of Agreement Between the NRC and the State of Wyoming
Document Number: 2018-21229
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document is announcing that on September 25, 2018, Kristine L. Svinicki, Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission), and Governor Matthew H. Mead of the State of Wyoming, signed an Agreement as authorized by Section 274b. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act). Under the Agreement the Commission discontinues its regulatory authority, and the State of Wyoming assumes regulatory authority over the management and disposal of byproduct material as defined in Section 11e.(2) of the Act and a subcategory of source material or ores involved in extraction or concentration of uranium or thorium milling in the State. As of the effective date of the Agreement, a person in Wyoming possessing these materials is exempt from certain Commission regulations. The exemptions have been previously published in the Federal Register (FR) and are codified in the Commission's regulations. The Agreement is published here as required by Section 274e. of the Act.
Proposed Revisions to Standard Review Plan Section 2.5.3, Surface Deformation
Document Number: 2018-21165
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is soliciting public comment on draft NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition,'' Section 2.5.3, ``Surface Deformation.'' SRP Section 2.5.3, Surface Deformation, was last updated in 2014. This proposed update to the SRP focuses on risk-informing the staff's review in this area on the potential for tectonic or non-tectonic surface deformation that could adversely affect the safe operation of a nuclear power plant at the proposed site.
Proposed Revisions to Standard Review Plan Section 2.4.6, Tsunami Hazards; Section 2.4.9, Channel Migration or Diversion; and Section 2.3.3, Onsite Meteorological Measurements Program
Document Number: 2018-21140
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is soliciting public comment on proposed updates to NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition'' (or SRP). The staff is proposing changes to a select number of sections of SRP Chapter 2 taking into account some of the lessons-learned from the flooding hazard re-evaluations performed by the operating power reactor fleet. Specific changes are being proposed to Section 2.4.6, ``Tsunami Hazards''; Section 2.4.9, ``Channel Migration or Diversion''; and Section 2.3.3, ``Onsite Meteorological Measurements Program''.
Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Subcommittee on Structural Analysis
Document Number: 2018-21120
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection: Cooperation With States at Commercial Nuclear Power Plants and Other Nuclear Production and Utilization Facilities, Policy Statement
Document Number: 2018-20934
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-26
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, ``Cooperation with States at Commercial Nuclear Power Plants and Other Nuclear Production and Utilization Facilities, Policy Statement.''
NexEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC: Duane Arnold Energy Center
Document Number: 2018-20933
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC (NextEra) to withdraw its application dated December 19, 2017, for a proposed amendment to Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC), Facility Operating License No. DPR-49. The proposed change would have added Technical Specifications (TS) 3.2.3, ``Linear Heat Generation Rate (LHGR),'' and modified TS 1.1, ``Definitions,'' TS 3.4.1, ``Recirculation Loops Operating,'' and TS 5.6.5, ``Core Operating Limits Report (COLR)'' to reflect the LHGR change. Modifications associated with TS 3.2.1, ``Average Planar Linear Heat Generation Rate (APLHGR),'' and the new TS 3.2.3 would also have been added to the actions for TS 3.3.4.1, ``End of Cycle Recirculation Pump Trip (EOC-RPT) Instrumentation,'' and TS 3.7.7, ``The Main Turbine Bypass System.'' Subsequently, by letter dated August 21, 2018, NextEra withdrew the amendment request.
Revised Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS)
Document Number: 2018-20927
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Monitoring the Effectiveness of Maintenance at Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2018-20864
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 4 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.160, ``Monitoring the Effectiveness of Maintenance at Nuclear Power Plants.'' Regulatory Guide 1.160, Revision 4, has been revised to address new issues identified since Revision 3 of RG 1.160 was issued. This RG endorses, with clarifications, NUMARC 93-01, ``Industry Guidelines for Monitoring the Effectiveness of Maintenance at Nuclear Power Plants,'' Revision 4F. The proposed revision describes methods that are acceptable to the NRC staff for compliance with the requirements for monitoring the effectiveness of maintenance at nuclear power plants.
Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Subcommittee on Planning and Procedures
Document Number: 2018-20852
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2018-20888
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Regulatory Guidance and Technical Basis on the Alternate Pressurized Thermal Shock Rule
Document Number: 2018-20827
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 0 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.230, ``Regulatory Guidance on the Alternate Pressurized Thermal Shock Rule'' and the associated technical basis, NUREG-2163, ``Technical Basis for Regulatory Guidance on the Alternate Pressurized Thermal Shock Rule.'' This guidance describes a method that the NRC staff considers acceptable to permit use of the alternate fracture toughness requirements for protection against pressurized thermal shock events for pressurized water reactor pressure vessels.
Proposed Revisions to Standard Review Plan Section 14.3.3, Piping Systems and Components-Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria
Document Number: 2018-20826
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is re-noticing the solicitation for public comment published in the Federal Register on September 11, 2017, on NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition,'' SRP Section 14.3.3, ``Piping Systems and Components Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria.''
Cameco Resources; Smith Ranch-Highland Uranium Project
Document Number: 2018-20793
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the renewal of NRC source materials license SUA-1548, to authorize continued uranium in-situ recovery (ISR) operations at the sites under the Smith Ranch-Highland Uranium Project (Smith Ranch Project) (Docket No. 40-8964). The NRC has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for this licensing action.
Information Collection: NRC Form 361, Reactor Plant Event Notification Worksheet; NRC Form 361A, Fuel Cycle and Materials Event Notification Worksheet; NRC Form 361N, Non-Power Reactor Event Notification Worksheet
Document Number: 2018-20792
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on this proposed collection of information. The information collection is entitled, ``NRC Form 361, Reactor Plant Event Notification Worksheet; NRC Form 361A, Fuel Cycle and Materials Event Notification Worksheet; NRC Form 361N, Non-Power Reactor Event Notification Worksheet.''