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Arizona Public Service Company; Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2, and 3
Document Number: 2022-06619
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a January 14, 2022, request from Arizona Public Service Company (the licensee), as supplemented by letter dated February 22, 2022. The licensee requested an exemption from NRC regulations to remove the diverse auxiliary feedwater actuation system using the risk-informed process for evaluations for Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2, and 3.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2022-06684
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2022-06564
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Diversified Scientific Services, Inc.
Document Number: 2022-06424
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering issuing an export license amendment (XW008/06) requested by Diversified Scientific Services, Inc. (DSSI). On January 31, 2022, DSSI filed an application with the NRC for a license authorizing the renewal and amendment of an existing license to export low-level radioactive material to Canada. The NRC is providing notice of the opportunity to comment, request a hearing, and petition to intervene on DSSI's application.
Information Collection: Nuclear Material Events Database (NMED) for the Collection of Event Report, Response, Analyses, and Follow-Up Data on Events Involving the Use of Atomic Energy Act (AEA) Radioactive Byproduct Material
Document Number: 2022-06484
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
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, ``Nuclear Material Events Database (NMED) for the Collection of Event Report, Response, Analyses, and Follow-Up Data on Events Involving the Use of Atomic Energy Act (AEA) Radioactive Byproduct Material.''
Information Collection: NRC Form 798, “Request for a Medical Exception to the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement”
Document Number: 2022-06483
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
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 798, ``Request for a Medical Exception to the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement.''
Acceptability of Probabilistic Risk Assessment Results for Advanced Non-Light Water Reactor Risk-Informed Activities
Document Number: 2022-06222
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment and for trial use, a new regulatory guide (RG) 1.247, ``Acceptability of Probabilistic Risk Assessment Results for Non-Light Water Reactor Risk-Informed Activities.'' This new guidance describes one acceptable approach for determining whether the acceptability of the probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) used to support a PRA application is sufficient to provide confidence in the results for non- light water reactors (NLWRs) and risk-informed activities. As a trial RG, this issuance does not provide final staff positions and the guidance within may be revised based on experience obtained by the NRC with its use after its publication.
Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC; Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility; and US Ecology, Inc.; Idaho Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Subtitle C; Hazardous Disposal Facility Located Near Grand View, Idaho
Document Number: 2022-06236
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing exemptions from NRC regulations and associated license amendment related to requests from Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC (WEC) and US Ecology, Inc. (USEI). WEC requested NRC approval for an alternate disposal and related exemptions for specified low-activity radioactive waste from the Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility (CFFF) in Hopkins, South Carolina containing byproduct material and special nuclear material (SNM) under License Number SNM-1107. Additionally, the NRC is approving exemptions requested by USEI from the applicable licensing requirements to allow USEI to receive and dispose of the material from CFFF without an NRC license. The USEI disposal facility, located near Grand View, Idaho, is a Subtitle C Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste disposal facility permitted by the State of Idaho to receive low-level radioactive waste. Approval of the alternate disposal request from WEC and the exemptions and license amendment requested by WEC, and associated exemptions requested by USEI would allow WEC to transfer the specific waste from CFFF to USEI for disposal.
Constellation Energy Generation, LLC; Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Units 2 and 3
Document Number: 2022-05998
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued an exemption in response to an October 28, 2021, request from Exelon Generation Company, LLC to allow the submittal of sufficient Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Units 2 and 3, subsequent license renewal applications no later than 3 years prior to expiration of the existing renewed operating licenses and still place the licenses in timely renewal under NRC regulations. On February 1, 2022, Exelon Generation Company, LLC was renamed Constellation Energy Generation, LLC.
Monthly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2022-05478
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to section 189.a.(2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this regular monthly notice. The Act requires the Commission to publish notice of any amendments issued, or proposed to be issued, and grants the Commission the authority to issue and make immediately effective any amendment to an operating license or combined license, as applicable, upon a determination by the Commission that such amendment involves no significant hazards consideration (NSHC), notwithstanding the pendency before the Commission of a request for a hearing from any person. This monthly notice includes all amendments issued, or proposed to be issued, from February 4, 2022, to March 3, 2022. The last monthly notice was published on February 22, 2022.
Dedication of Commercial-Grade Digital Instrumentation and Control Items for Use in Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2022-05712
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1402, ``Dedication of Commercial-Grade Digital Instrumentation and Control Items for Use in Nuclear Power Plants.'' This DG is a proposed new regulatory guide for the dedication of commercial-grade digital instrumentation and control (I&C) items for use in nuclear power plant safety applications.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2022-05951
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Constellation Energy Generation, LLC; Limerick Generation Station, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2022-05733
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a notice that was published in the Federal Register on February 22, 2022, as part of the NRC Monthly Notice, regarding the description of a license amendment request to Facility Operating License Nos. NPF-39 and NPF-85, issued to Constellation Energy Generation, LLC for operation of the Limerick Generating Station, Units 1 and 2. The February 22, 2022, notice was a reissue to reflect a change in the scope of the request as part of the NRC Monthly Notice published in the Federal Register on August 10, 2021.
694th Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS)
Document Number: 2022-05365
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection: Export and Import of Nuclear Equipment and Material
Document Number: 2022-05411
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-15
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: Safeguards on Nuclear Material, Implementation of US/IAEA Agreement
Document Number: 2022-05410
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-15
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, ``Safeguards on Nuclear Material, Implementation of US/IAEA Agreement.''
Information Collection: Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Material
Document Number: 2022-05409
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-15
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, ``Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Material.''
Fuel Qualification for Advanced Reactors
Document Number: 2022-05382
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing NUREG- 2246, ``Fuel Qualification for Advanced Reactors.'' The purpose of this NUREG report is to provide a fuel qualification assessment framework for use by applicants for proposed advanced reactors using fuel designs and operating environments that differ from traditional light water reactor fuel. Specifically, the framework provides objective criteria, derived from regulatory requirements, that when satisfied, would support regulatory findings for licensing.
Issuance of Multiple Exemptions in Response to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Document Number: 2022-05262
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) granted two exemptions in response to requests from one licensee for relief due to the coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) public health emergency (PHE). The exemptions afford this licensee temporary relief from certain requirements under NRC regulations. The NRC is issuing a single notice to announce the issuance of the exemptions.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2022-05455
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the Matter of Mr. Joseph Berkich
Document Number: 2022-05160
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an Order prohibiting involvement in NRC-licensed activities to Mr. Joseph Berkich. Mr. Berkich, the former owner of Steel City Gamma, LLC (SCG), engaged in deliberate misconduct that caused SCG to be in violation of NRC requirements.
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2022-05047
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will convene a meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) on April 5, 2022. A sample of agenda items to be discussed during the public session includes: An overview of fiscal year (FY) 2021 medical related events; an overview of how to minimize institutional approaches to reducing medical events; an overview of two yttrium-90 microsphere technologies; an overview on non-medical events for FYs 2020 and 2021; updates on the National Institute of Standards and Technology Radioisotope Measurement Assurance Program; a discussion on the current ACMUI reporting structure; and an update on Medical Team activities. The agenda is subject to change. The current agenda and any updates will be available on the ACMUI's Meetings and Related Documents web page at https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/acmui/ meetings/2022.html or by emailing Mr. Don Lowman at the contact information below. Purpose: Discuss issues related to 10 CFR part 35 Medical Use of Byproduct Material. Date and Time for Open Session: Tuesday, April 5, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.
Energy Northwest; Columbia Generating Station
Document Number: 2022-05043
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering approval of the continued onsite disposal of sediments containing very low levels of radioactive materials at the Columbia Generating Station (Columbia), located in Benton County, Washington for Renewed Facility Operating License No. NPF-21, held by Energy Northwest (EN, the licensee). The NRC is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) associated with the proposed action.
Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC; Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility; and US Ecology, Inc.; Idaho Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Subtitle C Hazardous Disposal Facility Located Near Grand View, Idaho
Document Number: 2022-05030
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) related to a request for alternate disposal, exemptions, and associated license amendment for the disposition of waste containing byproduct material and special nuclear material (SNM) from the Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC's (WEC) Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility (CFFF) in Hopkins, South Carolina, under License Number SNM- 1107. The material would be transported to and disposed of at the US Ecology, Inc. (USEI) disposal facility located near Grand View, Idaho, a Subtitle C Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste disposal facility permitted by the State of Idaho to receive low- level radioactive waste. The NRC is also considering the related action of approving corresponding exemptions to USEI, allowing them to accept and dispose the material on their site. Approval of the alternate disposal request from WEC, the exemptions requested by WEC and USEI, and a conforming license amendment to WEC would allow WEC to transfer specific waste from CFFF for disposal at USEI.
In the Matter of Somat Engineering, Inc.
Document Number: 2022-05027
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a Confirmatory Order to Somat Engineering, Inc. (Somat) to document commitments made as part of a settlement agreement made between the NRC and Somat following an alternative dispute resolution mediation session held on January 11, 2022. The mediation addressed three apparent violations involving Somat's failure to secure portable moisture density gauges against loss or unauthorized access or removal. Somat has committed to various measures intended to improve its ability to track such gauges, to improve employee awareness of their responsibilities to secure such gauges against loss or unauthorized access, and to share their lessons learned with others in the industry. The Confirmatory Order is effective upon issuance.
Regents of the University of California, University of California-Davis McClellan Nuclear Research Center Training, Research, Isotope, General Atomics Nuclear Reactor
Document Number: 2022-04931
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff accepts and dockets an application for the renewal of Facility Operating License R- 130, submitted by Regents of the University of California (the licensee) dated June 11, 2018, as supplemented on July 6, 2020. The renewed license would authorize the licensee to operate University of CaliforniaDavis McClellan Nuclear Research Center (MNRC) Training, Research, Isotope, General Atomics (TRIGA) nuclear reactor at a maximun steady-state thermal power of 1.0 megawatts (MW) for an additional 20 years from the date of issuance. The University of California Davis MNRC TRIGA nuclear reactor is located on the former McClellan Airforce Base, approximately 8 miles northeast of Sacramento, California. Because this application contains sensitive unclassified non-safeguards information (SUNSI), an order imposes procedures to obtain access to SUNSI for contention preparation.
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: 2022-03780
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-08
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 Columbia Generating Station and Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Units 1, 2, and 3. For each amendment request, the NRC proposes to determine that they involve no significant hazards consideration (NSHC). Because each amendment request contains sensitive unclassified non-safeguards information (SUNSI), an order imposes procedures to obtain access to SUNSI for contention preparation by persons who file a hearing request or petition for leave to intervene.
Interim Storage Partners, LLC; WCS Consolidated Interim Storage Facility
Document Number: 2022-04821
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff accepts and dockets a license amendment application for Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) License No. SNM-2515, submitted by Interim Storage Partners, LLC (ISP) for the WCS Consolidated Interim Storage Facility (CISF), located in Andrews County, TX, dated January 24, 2022. The requested amendment proposes administrative changes to the license to clarify the schedule for submitting certain required license amendment requests.
Water Sources for Long-Term Recirculation Cooling Following a Loss-of-Coolant Accident
Document Number: 2022-04838
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On February 8, 2022, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) solicited comments on draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1385, ``Water Sources for Long-Term Cooling Following a Loss-of-Coolant Accident.'' The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on March 10, 2022. 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.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Humboldt Bay Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation
Document Number: 2022-04877
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received an application from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E, the licensee) requesting an amendment to Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) License No. SNM-2514 for the Humboldt Bay Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI), located in Humboldt County, California. The requested amendment proposes to delete and make administrative changes to certain license conditions, revise certain technical specifications that are no longer applicable to the Humboldt Bay ISFSI, and add a new administrative technical specification concerning the processing of administrative changes to Humboldt Bay ISFSI's quality assurance program.
Access Authorization Fees
Document Number: 2022-04813
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is withdrawing a direct final rule that would have updated the access authorization fees charged to NRC licensees for work performed under the Material Access Authorization Program and the Information Access Authority Program. The direct final rule also would have made two administrative changes to revise definitions to include new naming conventions for background investigation case types and to specify the electronic process for completing security forms. The NRC is taking this action because it has received a significant adverse comment in response to the companion proposed rule that was published with the direct final rule.
Sensor Concepts and Applications Incorporated
Document Number: 2022-04688
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff has received an application from Sensor Concepts and Applications, Incorporated (SCA or the licensee) to renew Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) License No. SNM-2017. The renewed license would authorize the applicant to continue to use SNM in greater than critical mass quantities for research and development of radiation detection instrumentation at its location in Glen Arm, Maryland as well as other locations selected by the United States Department of Defense. This license renewal, if approved, would authorize SCA to continue licensed activities for 10 years beyond its current license.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2022-04782
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Service Contract Inventory
Document Number: 2022-04523
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-04
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of its Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Service Contract Inventory and FY 2019 Service Contract Inventory Analysis. The NRC's FY 2020 Service Contract Inventory is included as part of a Government-wide service contract inventory. The inventory includes covered service contracts that were awarded in FY 2020. The FY 2019 Inventory Analysis provides information on specific contract actions that were analyzed as part of the NRC's FY 2019 Service Contract Inventory.
Determining Which Structures, Systems, Components and Functions Are Important to Safety
Document Number: 2022-04052
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is denying a petition for rulemaking (PRM), dated July 20, 2015, and supplemented on August 31, 2015, submitted by Kurt T. Schaefer (the petitioner). The petition was docketed by the NRC on September 4, 2015, and was assigned Docket No. PRM-50-112. The petitioner requested that the NRC amend its regulations to define the term ``important to safety'' and provide a set of specific criteria for determining which structures, systems, components and functions are ``important to safety.'' The NRC is denying the petition because the issue raised does not involve a significant safety or security concern, and the existing NRC regulations, guidance, and procedures adequately address the issue raised in the PRM. A prescriptive approach that defines criteria for structures, systems, components and functions ``important to safety'' would likely have unintended consequences for the licensing bases of the current operating fleet and could reduce operational flexibility without providing a clear safety benefit. The NRC's current regulations continue to provide reasonable assurance of adequate protection of public health and safety, promote the common defense and security, and protect the environment.
Regulatory Improvements for Production and Utilization Facilities Transitioning to Decommissioning
Document Number: 2022-03131
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations that relate to the decommissioning of production and utilization facilities. The NRC's goals in amending these regulations are to maintain a safe, effective, and efficient decommissioning process; reduce the need for license amendment requests and exemptions from existing regulations; address other decommissioning issues deemed relevant by the NRC; and support the NRC's Principles of Good Regulation, including openness, clarity, and reliability. The NRC will hold a public meeting to promote full understanding of this proposed rule and to facilitate public comments.
Approval of American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Code Cases
Document Number: 2022-04374
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to incorporate by reference revisions of three regulatory guides to approve new, revised, and reaffirmed code cases published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The NRC is also incorporating by reference one NRC NUREG associated with a condition on one of the regulatory guides. This action allows nuclear power plant licensees and applicants for construction permits, operating licenses, combined licenses, standard design certifications, standard design approvals, and manufacturing licenses to use the code cases listed in these regulatory guides as voluntary alternatives to engineering standards for the construction, inservice inspection, and inservice testing of nuclear power plant components. These engineering standards are set forth in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes and American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Operation and Maintenance Codes, which are currently incorporated by reference into the NRC's regulations. Further, this final rule announces the availability of a related regulatory guide, not incorporated by reference into the NRC's regulations, that lists code cases that the NRC has not approved for use.
Guidance for the Application of Radiological Sabotage Design-Basis Threat in the Design, Development, and Implementation of a Physical Security Program That Meets 10 CFR 73.55 Requirements
Document Number: 2022-04453
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 1 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 5.69, ``Guidance for the Application of Radiological Sabotage Design-Basis Threat in the Design, Development, and Implementation of a Physical Security Program that Meets 10 CFR 73.55 Requirements,'' as a final RG. RG 5.69 provides a method that the NRC staff finds acceptable for an applicant or licensee to use in applying the design-basis threats (DBTs) in the development of a physical security program that meets the requirements of NRC regulations. Through interactions with stakeholders during physical security inspections, including security baseline inspections, force- on-force exercises, and enforcement activities, the NRC identified areas where a need for additional clarity and/or sufficient technical information is warranted. Revision 1 to RG 5.69 addresses these areas. In addition, revisions to this guidance include changes to the DBT adversary characteristics necessary to align with changes to NRC security requirements made since the publication of Revision 0 to RG 5.69 in 2007.
Cyber Security Programs for Nuclear Power Reactors
Document Number: 2022-04464
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-03
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-5061, Revision 1, ``Cyber Security Programs for Nuclear Power Reactors.'' DG 5061, Revision 1, incorporates reference to industry whitepapers on identifying safety, important to safety, balance of plant, and emergency preparedness Critical Digital Assets. It also clarifies guidance on defense-in-depth for cyber security and includes updated text based on the latest National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and International Atomic Energy Agency cyber security guidance. Specifically, this proposed revision clarifies issues identified from cyber security inspections, insights gained through the Security Frequently Asked Questions (SFAQ) process, documented cyber security attacks, new technologies, and new regulations. This proposed revision also considers the changes in the most recent revision to the NIST Special Publications (SP) 800-53, upon which Revision 0 of Regulatory Guide (RG) 5.71, ``Cyber Security Programs for Nuclear Facilities'' was based.
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2022-04463
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has determined that renewal of the charter for the Advisory Committee of the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) until February 28, 2024, is in the public interest in connection with duties imposed on the Commission by law. This action is being taken in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, after consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration.
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Call for Nominations
Document Number: 2022-04270
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is soliciting nominations for the position of Nuclear Cardiologist on the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI). Nominees should currently be practicing as a Nuclear Cardiologist.
Acceptability of ASME Code Section III, Division 5, High Temperature Reactors
Document Number: 2022-04184
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment supplemental information for draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1380 (proposed Revision 2 to Regulatory Guide [RG] 1.87), ``Acceptability of ASME Code Section III, Division 5, `High Temperature Reactors.''' This DG endorses, with conditions, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (ASME Code) Section III, ``Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components,'' Division 5, ``High Temperature Reactors,'' and Code Cases N-861 and N- 862. On August 20, 2021, the NRC published DG-1380 requesting public comment. Since then, the NRC staff has reviewed Code Cases N-872 and N- 898 for potential endorsement. This supplemental notice informs the public that the NRC staff is considering endorsement of these two additional Code Cases in the final RG 1.87 (Revision 2) and requests comments on the proposed endorsement and revisions.
Guidance for Implementation of 10 CFR 50.59, “Changes, Tests and Experiments,” at Non-Power Production or Utilization Facilities
Document Number: 2022-03993
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a new Regulatory Guide (RG) 2.8 (Revision 0), Guidance for Implementation of 10 CFR 50.59, ``Changes, Tests and Experiments,'' at Non-Power Production or Utilization Facilities. This RG describes an approach that is acceptable to the NRC staff to meet the regulatory requirements, ``Changes, tests and experiments,'' at a non-power production and utilization facility, as defined in RG 2.8.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2022-04157
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Reassessment of NRC's Dollar per Person-Rem Conversion Factor Policy
Document Number: 2022-04058
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing NUREG- 1530, Revision 1, ``Reassessment of NRC's Dollar Per Person-Rem Conversion Factor Policy.'' This revision to NUREG-1530 updates the dollar per person-rem conversion factor and establishes a method for keeping this factor up-to-date. The NRC uses the dollar per person-rem conversion factor in cost-benefit analyses to determine the monetary valuation of the consequences associated with radiological exposure and establishes this factor by multiplying a value of a statistical life (VSL) coefficient by a cancer mortality risk coefficient.
Holtec Decommissioning International, LLC; Indian Point Nuclear Generating Station; Units 1, 2, and 3; Exemption From Certain Low-Level Waste Shipment Tracking Requirements
Document Number: 2022-04034
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a request dated November 19, 2021, from Holtec Decommissioning International, LLC (HDI), for Indian Point Nuclear Generating Station Units 1, 2, and 3 or Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC), from the requirement to investigate, trace, and report to the NRC any low-level radioactive waste shipment or part of a shipment for which acknowledgement of receipt is not received by HDI within 20 days after transfer from IPEC. HDI requested that this time period be extended from 20 to 45 days. HDI requested this change to avoid the administrative burden of investigating, tracing, and reporting on shipments that continue to be under requisite controls.
Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for Fiscal Year 2022
Document Number: 2022-03715
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-02-23
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 Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act, which requires the NRC to recover, to the maximum extent practicable, approximately 100 percent of its annual budget less certain amounts excluded from this fee-recovery requirement. In addition, on August 20, 2021, the Chief Financial Officer granted a public interest exemption from the provisions in the fiscal year 2021 final fee rule that required fees for import and export licensing actions. Therefore, this proposed rule would not assess fees for import and export licensing activities in fiscal year 2022.
Idaho State University
Document Number: 2022-03792
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff has received, a revised application from Idaho State University (ISU or the licensee) to renew Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) License No. SNM- 1373. The renewed license would authorize the applicant to continue to use SNM in greater than critical mass quantities for education, research, and training programs at its campus in Pocatello, Idaho. This license renewal, if approved, would authorize ISU to continue to possess and use SNM under NRC regulations for 10 years beyond its current license.
Design-Basis Floods for Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2022-03791
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-23
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-1290, ``Design Basis Floods for Nuclear Power Plants.'' This DG is proposed Revision 3 of Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.59. DG-1290 proposes methods that the NRC staff considers acceptable for use in the determination of design-basis floods for nuclear power plants (NPPs).
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2022-03854
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions