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674th Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS)
Document Number: 2020-11092
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC; Duane Arnold Energy Center
Document Number: 2020-10742
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a partial exemption in response to a January 16, 2020, request from NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC (the licensee or NEDA). The issuance of the exemption grants NEDA a partial exemption from regulations that require the retention of records for certain systems, structures, and components associated with the Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC) until the termination of the DAEC operating license.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Cyber Security Plan Changes
Document Number: 2020-10668
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing License Amendment No. 179 for Unit 3 and No. 178 for Unit 4 to Combined Licenses (COLs), NPF-91 and NPF-92. 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.
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2020-10293
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-19
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 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 amendments issued, or proposed to be issued, from April 21, 2020, to May 4, 2020. The last biweekly notice was published on May 5, 2020.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2020-10743
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-18
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: 2020-10584
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-18
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.
Energy Harbor Nuclear Corp.; Energy Harbor Nuclear Generation LLC; Perry Nuclear Power Plant, Unit No. 1
Document Number: 2020-10527
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a temporary exemption from certain periodic training and requalification requirements for security personnel at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant, Unit No. 1, in response to an April 24, 2020, request, as supplemented on May 6, 2020, from Energy Harbor Nuclear Corp.
Backfitting, Forward Fitting, and Issue Finality Guidance
Document Number: 2020-09654
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On March 23, 2020, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued for public comment draft NUREG-1409, ``Backfitting Guidelines,'' Revision 1. The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on May 22, 2020. In recognition of the impacts of the current COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) across the nation, the NRC has decided to extend the public comment period to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit comments.
Energy Harbor Nuclear Corp.; Energy Harbor Nuclear Generation LLC; Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit No. 1
Document Number: 2020-10369
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a temporary exemption from certain periodic training and requalification requirements for security personnel at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit No. 1, in response to an April 23, 2020, request, as supplemented on May 6, 2020, from Energy Harbor Nuclear Corp.
Information Collection: Part 55 Exemption Request and Part 55 Research and Test Reactor Exemption Request Online Forms
Document Number: 2020-10164
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recently submitted a request for emergency processing to OMB for approval. OMB approved the information collection under approval number 3150-0018. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on our request for emergency review for and OMB approval of the information collection that is summarized below. The information collection is entitled, ``Part 55 Exemption Request and Part 55 Research and Test Reactor Exemption Request Online Forms.''
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec International HI-STORM Flood/Wind Multipurpose Canister Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1032, Amendment No. 5
Document Number: 2020-10088
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations by revising the Holtec International HI-STORM Flood/Wind Multipurpose Canister Storage System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 5 to Certificate of Compliance No. 1032. Amendment No. 5 revises the certificate of compliance to: Add new heat load patterns and revise the minimum required cooling time for multipurpose canisters MPC-89 and MPC-37; add new fuel types to the approved contents; allow an exception to a code to permit use of certain duplex stainless steels; use an analysis model to revise the calculation for evaluating effective fuel conductivities; add the use of the damaged fuel isolator; add two versions of the standard variable weight transfer cask; add the option of using cyclic vacuum drying; and make changes to the final safety analysis report to add new types of fuel assemblies, add a definition to it and to the certificate of compliance, and add the required shielding evaluation to Section 5.4.8. In addition, Amendment No. 5 makes several clarifications and minor changes.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec International HI-STORM Flood/Wind Multipurpose Canister Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1032, Amendment No. 5
Document Number: 2020-10087
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Holtec International HI- STORM Flood/Wind Multipurpose Canister Storage System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 5 to Certificate of Compliance No. 1032. Amendment No. 5 revises the certificate of compliance to: Add new heat load patterns and revise the minimum required cooling time for two multipurpose canisters MPC-89 and MPC-37; add new fuel types to the approved contents; allow an exception to a code to permit use of certain duplex stainless steels; use an analysis model to revise the calculation for evaluating effective fuel conductivities; add the use of the damaged fuel isolator; add two versions of the standard variable weight transfer cask; add the option of using cyclic vacuum drying; and make changes to the final safety analysis report to add new types of fuel assemblies, add a definition to it and to the certificate of compliance, and add the required shielding evaluation to Section 5.4.8. In addition, Amendment No. 5 makes several clarifications and minor changes. These changes are discussed in more detail in the ``Discussion of Changes'' section of this direct final rule.
Energy Harbor Nuclear Corp.; Exelon Generation Company, LLC; NextEra Energy Seabrook, LLC; Arizona Public Service Company
Document Number: 2020-10138
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued seven exemptions in response to requests from Energy Harbor Nuclear Corp.; Exelon Generation Company, LLC; NextEra Energy Seabrook, LLC; and Arizona Public Service Company. The exemptions allow the licensees to deviate from specific work hours requirements of the NRC's ``Fitness for Duty Programs'' regulation and use site-specific fatigue management controls, in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). The NRC is issuing a single notice to announce the issuance of these exemptions.
Emergency Preparedness for Small Modular Reactors and Other New Technologies
Document Number: 2020-09666
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations to include new alternative emergency preparedness (EP) requirements for small modular reactors (SMRs) and other new technologies (ONTs), such as non-light-water reactors (non-LWRs) and certain non-power production or utilization facilities (NPUFs). The new EP requirements would acknowledge technological advancements and other differences from large LWRs that are inherent in SMRs and ONTs. Concurrently, the NRC is issuing for public comment draft Regulatory Guide (DG), DG-1350, ``Performance-Based Emergency Preparedness for Small Modular Reactors, Non-Light-Water Reactors, and Non-power Production or Utilization Facilities.'' The NRC plans to hold a public meeting to promote full understanding of the proposed rule and guidance and to facilitate public comment.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2020-10047
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Tornado Missile Protection for Main Steam Vent Stacks and Wall 11
Document Number: 2020-09894
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing License Amendment No. 178 for Unit 3 and No. 177 for Unit 4 to Combined Licenses (COLs), NPF-91 and NPF-92. 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, the licensees, for which SNC has the authority to represent the licensees), for construction and operation of the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP) Units 3 and 4, located in Burke County, Georgia.
Interim Storage Partners Consolidated Interim Storage Facility Project
Document Number: 2020-09795
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Interim Storage Partners' (ISP's) license application to construct and operate a consolidated interim storage facility (CISF) for spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and Greater-Than Class C (GTCC) waste, along with a small quantity of mixed oxide fuel. The proposed CISF would be located on an approximately 130-hectare (320-acre) site, within the approximately 5,666-hectare (14,000-acre) Waste Control Specialists (WCS) site in Andrews County, Texas. The proposed action is the issuance of an NRC license authorizing a CISF to store up to 5,000 metric tons of uranium (MTUs) [5,500 short tons] of SNF for a license period of 40 years. ISP plans to subsequently request amendments to the license to store an additional 5,000 MTU for each of seven expansion phases of the proposed CISF (a total of eight phases), to be completed over the course of 20 years. The proposed facility could eventually store up to 40,000 MTUs [44,000 short tons] of SNF.
Transfer of Very Low-Level Waste To Exempt Persons for Disposal
Document Number: 2020-09055
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On April 9, 2020, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) extended the comment period on a proposed interpretation of its low- level radioactive waste disposal regulations that would permit licensees to dispose of waste by transfer to persons who hold specific exemptions for the purpose of disposal. The public comment period now closes on July 20, 2020. The NRC has decided to provide an additional method for members of the public to submit their comments via an email address established for this purpose.
Humboldt Bay Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2020-09598
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the renewal of Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) License SNM-2514 for the Humboldt Bay independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) (Humboldt Bay ISFSI) located in Humboldt County, California. The NRC has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for this proposed license renewal 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 also is conducting a safety evaluation of the proposed license renewal.
Guidance for Changes During Construction for New Nuclear Power Plants Licenses Under 10 CFR Part 52
Document Number: 2020-09491
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft regulatory guide (DG) DG-1321, ``Guidance for Changes During Construction for New Nuclear Power Plants Licenses Under 10 CFR Part 52.'' This DG proposes new guidance that the NRC staff consider acceptable for implementation of a process for making changes to the design of structures, systems, and components of a facility being constructed under a combined license. The staff is also seeking input on whether to incorporate guidance on two issues into DG-1321: The continued viability of an existing process for treating changes during construction, i.e., the preliminary amendment request process and the timing and review of license amendment requests submitted after the Commission publishes a Notice of Intended Operations.
Information Collection: NRC Online Form, “Nuclear Materials Relief Requests”
Document Number: 2020-09488
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recently submitted a request for emergency processing to OMB for approval. OMB approved the information collection under approval number 3150-0243. The information collection is entitled, NRC Online Form, ``Nuclear Materials Relief Requests.''
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2020-09046
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to section 189.a.(2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this regular 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 amendments issued, or proposed to be issued, from approximately April 7, 2020, to April 20, 2020. The last biweekly notice was published on April 21, 2020.
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: 2020-08353
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of two amendment requests. The amendment requests are for Braidwood Station, Units 1 and 2; Byron Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2; and Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2. 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: 2020-09614
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2015-2017 Code Editions Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2020-08855
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to incorporate by reference the 2015 and 2017 Editions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and the 2015 and 2017 Editions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Operation and Maintenance of Nuclear Power Plants, Division 1: OM Code: Section IST, for nuclear power plants. The NRC is also incorporating by reference two revised American Society of Mechanical Engineers code cases. This action is in accordance with the NRC's policy to periodically update the regulations to incorporate by reference new editions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Codes and is intended to maintain the safety of nuclear power plants and to make NRC activities more effective and efficient.
Information Collection: NRC Form 749, “Manual License Verification Report”/License Verification System
Document Number: 2020-09325
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-01
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 749, Manual License Verification Report/License Verfication System.''
Information Collection: NRC Form 241, Report of Proposed Activities in Non-Agreement States, Areas of Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction, or Offshore Waters
Document Number: 2020-09324
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-01
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, ``Draft OMB Supporting Statement for NRC Form 241 Report of Proposed Activities in Non-Agreement States, Areas of Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction, or Offshore Waters.''
Information Collection: NRC Form 5, “Occupational Dose Record for a Monitoring Period”
Document Number: 2020-09323
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-01
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 5, ``Occupational Dose Record for a Monitoring Period.''
673rd Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS)
Document Number: 2020-09127
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Clarification of Personal Access Authorization Requirements for Non-Immigrant Foreign Nationals Working at Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2020-08974
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On March 31, 2020, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) solicited comments on a draft regulatory issue summary (RIS) to reinforce the existing requirement that prior to granting or reinstating unescorted access (UA), or certifying unescorted access authorization (UAA) to non-immigrant foreign nationals for the purpose of performing work, licensees shall take reasonable steps to access reliable, independent sources of information, in addition to the information provided by the applicant, to verify the applicant's claimed non-immigration status. The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on April 30, 2020. 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.
Notice To Conduct Scoping and Prepare an Advanced Nuclear Reactor Generic Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2020-08798
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will conduct a scoping process to gather information necessary to prepare an ANR GEIS for small-scale advanced nuclear reactors. The NRC is seeking stakeholder input and comments on this action and has scheduled a public meeting webinar.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec International HI-STORM Flood/Wind Multipurpose Canister Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1032, Amendment No. 4
Document Number: 2020-08349
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the Holtec International HI- STORM Flood/Wind Multipurpose Canister Storage System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 4 to Certificate of Compliance No. 1032. Amendment No. 4 revises the certificate of compliance to: Add multipurpose canister (MPC)-32ML for storage and allow the fuel assembly class 16x16D as content for MPC-32ML; add the fuel assembly class 16X16E as content for MPC-37; and make changes to the final safety analysis report to separate the design pressure for the short-term operation from the off-normal condition (to provide clarity in Table 2.2.1), add cautionary notes to Sections 9.2.1 and 9.2.3, update a definition, and replace a test program. These changes are discussed in more detail in the ``Discussion of Changes'' section of this direct final rule.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec International HI-STORM Flood/Wind Multipurpose Canister Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1032, Amendment No. 4
Document Number: 2020-08348
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations by revising the Holtec International HI-STORM Flood/Wind Multipurpose Canister Storage System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 4 to Certificate of Compliance No. 1032. Amendment No. 4 revises the certificate of compliance to: Add multipurpose canister (MPC)-32ML for storage and allow the fuel assembly class 16x16D as content for MPC- 32ML; add the fuel assembly class 16X16E as content for MPC-37; and make changes to the final safety analysis report to separate the design pressure for the short-term operation from the off-normal condition (to provide clarity in Table 2.2.1), add cautionary notes to Sections 9.2.1 and 9.2.3, update a definition, and replace a test program.
Plant Security Force Duties
Document Number: 2020-09053
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is withdrawing Regulatory Guide (RG) 5.43, ``Plant Security Force Duties.'' RG 5.43 was published in January 1975 to provide guidance to applicants and licensees subject to NRC regulations on the organization of plant security forces and the duties of guards, watchmen, and other individuals responsible for security, as described in their facilities' security plans. RG 5.43 is being withdrawn because it contains regulatory guidance that is out of date and is no longer the preferred method for these applicants and licensees to use to meet the requirements. Future applicants and licensees may use several other more relevant regulatory guidance documents to meet those regulatory requirements.
Information Collection: DOE/NRC Form 740M, Concise Note; DOE/NRC Form 741, Nuclear Material Transaction Report; DOE/NRC Form 742, Material Balance Report; and DOE/NRC Form 742C, Physical Inventory Listing
Document Number: 2020-09041
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-29
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 collections are entitled, ``DOE/NRC Form 740M, Concise Note; DOE/NRC Form 741, Nuclear Material Transaction Report; DOE/NRC Form 742, Material Balance Report; and DOE/NRC Form 742C, Physical Inventory Listing.''
ZionSolutions LLC; Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc.; Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC
Document Number: 2020-08925
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued four exemptions in response to requests from ZionSolutions LLC; Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc.; and Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC. The exemptions allow the licensees to deviate from the requirements for the MAGNASTOR[supreg] storage cask system in Certificate of Compliance No. 1031, Amendment No. 7 (for Catawba and McGuire) and Amendment No. 6 (for Zion and Kewaunee), by utilizing two exceptions to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. The NRC is issuing a single notice to announce the issuance of these exemptions because these are nearly identical.
Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3
Document Number: 2020-08918
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued an exemption in response to an April 13, 2020, request from Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (the licensee), as supplemented by letter dated April 16, 2020. The exemption grants the licensee's request for a temporary exemption for Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3 (Indian Point 2 and 3) from the requirements with respect to extending the completion time for annual fire brigade physical examinations by 90 days for 15 fire brigade members.
Virginia Electric and Power Company; Surry Power Station, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2020-08847
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued an exemption in response to an April 6, 2020, request from the Virginia Electric and Power Company to temporarily suspend the requirement for on-the-job training to allow certain security training personnel to re- qualify for assigned duties and responsibilities as an Armed Responder for the Surry Power Station, Units 1 and 2.
Holtec International HI-STORE Consolidated Interim Storage Facility Project
Document Number: 2020-08826
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-27
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On March 20, 2020, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued for public comment a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Holtec International's (Holtec's) application to construct and operate a consolidated interim storage facility (CISF) for spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and Greater-Than Class C (GTCC) waste, along with a small quantity of mixed oxide fuel. The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on May 22, 2020. Given recent events associated with the COVID-19 public health emergency, 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.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2020-08892
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the Matter of the Dow Chemical Company; Dow TRIGA Research Reactor
Document Number: 2020-08686
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, the Commission) is issuing an order approving an application filed by the Dow Chemical Company (TDCC) on November 22, 2019. The application sought NRC approval of the indirect transfer of control of Renewed Facility Operating License No. R-108 for the Dow TRIGA Research Reactor (DTRR). The indirect transfer of control resulted from the merger of TDCC with E.I. du Pont De Nemours and Company in August 2017, which established a new parent company, DowDuPont, Inc. Subsequently, in April 2019, Dow, Inc. was formed as a separate company from DowDuPont, Inc. and TDCC became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dow, Inc. The NRC determined that TDCC remains qualified to hold Renewed Facility Operating License No. R-108, and that the indirect transfer of the license is otherwise consistent with the applicable provisions of law, regulations, and orders issued by the Commission pursuant thereto. The NRC further determined that the indirect transfer of control of the license necessitated no changes to the license. The order is effective on the date it was issued.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2020-08802
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC; Oconee Nuclear Station, Unit Nos. 1, 2, and 3
Document Number: 2020-08596
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued an exemption for the Oconee Nuclear Station, Unit Nos. 1, 2 and 3 in response to a request from Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC dated April 14, 2020, as supplemented by letter dated April 16, 2020, for an exemption from specific requirements in the NRC's regulations regarding security officer participation in force-on-force training exercises.
Information Collection: COVID-19 Work Hour Controls Exemption Request Form
Document Number: 2020-08563
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on our request for emergency review for and OMB approval of the information collection that is summarized below. The information collection is entitled, ``COVID-19 Work Hour Controls Exemption Request Form.''
Virginia Electric and Power Company; Surry Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2
Document Number: 2020-08503
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-22
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- 32 and DPR-37, issued to Virginia Electric and Power Company, for operation of the Surry Power Station (Surry), Unit Nos. 1 and 2. The proposed amendments would revise Technical Specification (TS) 6.4.Q.4.b to add a note to permit a one-time deferral of the Surry, Unit No. 2 Steam Generator (SG) B inspection from the Surry, Unit No. 2 spring 2020 refueling outage (RFO) (2R29) to the Surry, Unit No. 2 fall 2021 RFO (2R30).
Information Collection: Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2020-08473
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-22
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, ``Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants.''
Order Suspending General License Authority To Export Byproduct Material to Pakistan
Document Number: 2020-08412
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-21
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an Order suspending the general license authority under NRC regulations for exports of byproduct material to Pakistan. Exporters are no longer authorized to use the general license to export byproduct material to Pakistan and now must apply for a specific license pursuant to NRC regulations.
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2020-07978
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-21
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 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 (NSHC), notwithstanding the pendency before the Commission of a request for a hearing from any person. This biweekly notice includes all amendments issued, or proposed to be issued, from March 24, 2020, to April 6, 2020. The last biweekly notice was published on April 7, 2020.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2020-08462
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Standard Format and Content of Safeguards Contingency Plans for Transportation
Document Number: 2020-08158
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is withdrawing Regulatory Guide (RG) 5.56, ``Standard Format and Content of Safeguards Contingency Plans for Transportation.'' RG 5.56 is being withdrawn because it contains regulatory guidance that is out of date and not currently necessary.