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NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC; Duane Arnold Energy Center
Document Number: 2021-07869
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued exemptions in response to a request from 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 Duane Arnold Energy Center, based on the reduced risks of accidents that could result in an offsite radiological release at a decommissioning nuclear power reactor.
Regulatory Analysis Guidelines
Document Number: 2021-07815
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment four draft appendices to NUREG/BR-0058, Revision 5, ``Regulatory Analysis Guidelines of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.'' The guidance provided in the draft appendices refines the information the staff uses when performing a cost-benefit analysis and addresses emergent policy issues and guidance enhancements. The draft appendices also incorporate pertinent information from NUREG/BR-0184, ``Regulatory Analysis Technical Handbook.'' A description of each draft appendix is provided in the Discussion section of this document.
Environmental Assessments and Findings of No Significant Impact of Independent Spent Fuel Storage Facilities Decommissioning Funding Plans
Document Number: 2021-07582
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this notice regarding the issuance of a final Environmental Assessment (EA) and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for its review and approval of the initial and updated decommissioning funding plans (DFPs) submitted by independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) licensees for the ISFSIs listed in the ``Discussion'' section of this document.
Environmental Assessments and Findings of No Significant Impact of Independent Spent Fuel Storage Facilities Decommissioning Funding Plans
Document Number: 2021-07577
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-14
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this notice regarding the issuance of a final Environmental Assessment (EA) and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for its review and approval of the initial and updated decommissioning funding plans (DFPs) submitted by independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) licensees for the ISFSIs listed in the ``Discussion'' section of this document.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-07583
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection: Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Irradiators
Document Number: 2021-07409
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-12
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, ``Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Irradiators.''
Environmental Assessments and Findings of No Significant Impact of Independent Spent Fuel Storage Facilities Decommissioning Funding Plans
Document Number: 2021-07405
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this notice regarding the issuance of a final Environmental Assessment (EA) and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for its review and approval of the initial decommissioning funding plans (DFPs) submitted by independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) licensees for the ISFSIs listed in the ``Discussion'' section of this document.
Advance Tribal Notification of Certain Radioactive Material Shipments
Document Number: 2021-07281
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received a petition for rulemaking from Richard Arnold and Ron Johnson on behalf of the Tribal Radioactive Materials Transportation Committee, dated December 4, 2020, requesting that the NRC revise its regulations to ensure consistency regarding advance Tribal notification of certain radioactive material shipments with similar regulations for State notification. The petition was docketed by the NRC on February 11, 2021, and has been assigned Docket No. PRM-37-2. The NRC is examining the issues raised in PRM-37-2 to determine whether they should be considered in rulemaking. The NRC is requesting public comment on this petition at this time.
Integrated Human Event Analysis System for Event and Condition Assessment Method and Software Tool
Document Number: 2021-07214
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is requesting comments on its Integrated Human Event Analysis System for Event and Condition Assessment (IDHEAS-ECA) method and software tool for human reliability analysis applications.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-07147
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Plant-Specific, Risk-Informed Decisionmaking: Inservice Testing
Document Number: 2021-07088
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment Revision 1 to draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1286, ``Plant-Specific, Risk-Informed Decisionmaking: Inservice Testing.'' This DG is proposed Revision 1 of RG 1.175, ``An Approach for Plant- Specific, Risk-Informed Decisionmaking: Inservice Testing.'' It has been revised to incorporate additional information since Revision 0 was issued, particularly information to be consistent with the terminology and defense-in-depth philosophy provided in RG 1.174, ``An Approach for Using Probabilistic Risk Assessment in Risk-Informed Decisions on Plant-Specific Changes to the Licensing Basis,'' as well as to endorse a standard by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Code for Operations and Maintenance of Nuclear Power Plant (OM Code).
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: 2021-05311
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-06
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of one amendment request. The amendment request is for Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station. For the amendment request, the NRC proposes to determine that it involves no significant hazards consideration (NSHC). Because the amendment request contains sensitive unclassified non-safeguards information (SUNSI) and/or safeguards information (SGI), an order imposes procedures to obtain access to SUNSI for contention preparation.
Information Collection: Tribal Participation in the Advance Notification Program
Document Number: 2021-06936
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on this proposed information collection. The information collection is entitled, ``Tribal Participation in the Advance Notification Program.''
Environmental Assessments and Findings of No Significant Impact of Independent Spent Fuel Storage Facilities Decommissioning Funding Plans
Document Number: 2021-06898
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-05
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this notice regarding the issuance of a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for its review and approval of the initial decommissioning funding plan (DFP) submitted by independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) licensees for the ISFSIs listed in the ``Discussion'' section of this document.
NextEra Energy Point Beach, LLC; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Document Number: 2021-06785
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station; Consideration of Approval of Transfer of License
Document Number: 2021-06766
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of an application filed by NorthStar Nuclear Decommissioning Company, LLC, on behalf of itself, NorthStar Vermont Yankee, LLC, and their corporate parents related to NorthStar Group Services, Inc. (NorthStar) (together, the applicants), on November 19, 2020. The application seeks NRC approval of the indirect transfer of control of Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-28, as well as the general license for the independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI), for the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station (VY) from the corporate parents of NorthStar to a new intermediary holding company that would acquire control of NorthStar, as described in the application.
Crystal River Unit 3 Nuclear Generating Plant; Consideration of Approval of Transfer of License
Document Number: 2021-06765
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering approval of an application filed by ADP CR3, LLC (ADP CR3), on behalf of itself and its corporate parents related to NorthStar Group Services, Inc. (NorthStar) (together, the applicants), on November 19, 2020. The application seeks NRC approval of the indirect transfer of ADP CR3's licensed authority to possess, maintain, and decommission the Crystal River Unit 3 Nuclear Generating Plant (CR3) under Facility Operating License No. DPR-72, as well as the general license for the CR3 independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI), from the corporate parents of NorthStar to a new intermediary holding company that would acquire control of NorthStar, as described in the application.
Information Collection: Financial Protection Requirements and Indemnity Agreements
Document Number: 2021-06752
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-01
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, ``Financial Protection Requirements and Indemnity Agreements.''
Environmental Assessments and Findings of No Significant Impact of Independent Spent Fuel Storage Facilities Decommissioning Funding Plans
Document Number: 2021-06749
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this notice regarding the issuance of a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for its review and approval of the initial and updated decommissioning funding plans (DFPs) submitted by independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) licensees for the ISFSIs listed in the ``Discussion'' section of this document.
Dominion Energy Nuclear Connecticut, Inc.; Millstone Power Station, Unit 3
Document Number: 2021-06686
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License No. NPF- 49, issued to Dominion Energy Nuclear Connecticut, Inc., for operation of the Millstone Power Station, Unit 3 (MPS3). The proposed amendment would revise the renewed facility operating license and technical specifications (TSs) to support a measurement uncertainty recapture power uprate from 3,650 megawatts thermal (MWt) to 3,709 MWt. For this amendment request, the NRC proposes to determine that it involves no significant hazards consideration. Because this amendment request contains sensitive unclassified non-safeguards information (SUNSI), an order imposes procedures to obtain access to SUNSI for contention preparation. The proposed amendment was previously noticed on January 26, 2021 (86 FR 7115), and is being re-noticed to include the instructions for requesting access to SUNSI.
Measurement Standards Used at U.S. Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2021-06432
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is denying a petition for rulemaking, submitted by Mr. Michael Taylor (the petitioner), dated December 3, 2018. The petition was docketed by the NRC on March 4, 2019, and was assigned Docket No. PRM-50-118. The petitioner requested that the NRC amend its regulations regarding the measurement standards used at U.S. nuclear power plants. The NRC is denying the petition because the NRC's current regulations and oversight activities provide reasonable assurance of adequate protection of public health and safety.
Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions+
Document Number: 2021-04347
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
We are publishing our semiannual regulatory agenda (the Agenda) in accordance with Public Law 96-354, ``The Regulatory Flexibility Act,'' and Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory Planning and Review.'' This Agenda issuance also contains our annual regulatory plan, which contains information on some of the more important regulatory actions that we are considering issuing in proposed or final form during Fiscal Year 2021. The NRC's complete Agenda, available on the Office of Management and Budget's website at https:// www.reginforgov, is a compilation of all rulemaking activities on which we have recently completed action or have proposed or are considering action. We have completed 7 rulemaking activities since publication of our last Agenda on, August 26, 2020 (85 FR 52858). This issuance of our Agenda contains 32 active and 17 long-term rulemaking activities: 2 are Economically Significant; 15 represent Other Significant agency priorities; 28 are Substantive, Nonsignificant rulemaking activities; and 4 are Administrative rulemaking activities. In addition, 2 rulemaking activities impact small entities; the entries for these activities are printed in this document. We are requesting comment on the rulemaking activities as identified in this Agenda.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-06551
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-29
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection: Public Records
Document Number: 2021-06342
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-29
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, ``Public Records.'' NRC Form 509, ``Statement of Estimated Fees for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request.'' NRC updated one form integral to the agency's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) process, NRC Form 507, ``Freedom of InformationPrivacy Act Record Request Form.''
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec International HI-STORM 100 Cask System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1014, Amendment No. 15
Document Number: 2021-06330
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-29
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 100 Cask System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 15 to Certificate of Compliance No. 1014. Amendment No. 15 amends the certificate of compliance to add a new overpack and a new transfer cask, revise allowed content for storage, and make other changes to the storage system.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Holtec International HI-STORM 100 Cask System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1014, Amendment No. 15
Document Number: 2021-06329
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-29
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 Holtec International HI-STORM 100 Cask System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 15 to Certificate of Compliance No. 1014. Amendment No. 15 amends the certificate of compliance to add a new overpack and a new transfer cask, revise allowed content for storage, and make other changes to the storage system.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1
Document Number: 2021-06328
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued an exemption in response to a request from the licensee that would permit Exelon Generation Company, LLC to reduce the minimum coverage limit for onsite property damage insurance from $1.06 billion to $50 million for Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1.
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: 2021-06301
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption and associated license amendment related to a request from Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC (WEC) from NRC regulations with respect to a request for alternate disposal and exemption for specified low-activity radioactive waste from the Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility (CFFF) in Hopkins, South Carolina for waste containing byproduct material and special nuclear material (SNM) under License Number SNM-1107. Additionally, the NRC is taking the related action of approving exemptions to US Ecology, Inc. (USEI) from the applicable licensing requirements to allow USEI to receive and dispose 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 and is not licensed by the NRC. Approval of the alternate disposal request from WEC, the exemptions and license amendment requested by WEC and associated exemptions for USEI would allow WEC to transfer the specific waste from CFFF for disposal at USEI.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2019-2020 Code Editions
Document Number: 2021-06085
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations to incorporate by reference the 2019 Edition of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and the 2020 Edition of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Operation and Maintenance of Nuclear Power Plants, Division 1: OM Code: Section IST, for nuclear power plants. The NRC is also proposing to incorporate by reference the 2011 Addenda to ASME NQA-1- 2008, Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications (ASME NQA-1b-2011), and the 2012 and 2015 Editions of ASME NQA-1, Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications. 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.
Department of the Navy; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: 2021-06134
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering amending Materials License No. 45-23645-01NA to authorize extending the time period for completing decommissioning and requesting termination of the Department of the Navy's permitted activities and has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) in support of this action.
Department of the Air Force; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: 2021-06133
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering amending Materials License No. 42-23539-01AF to authorize extending the time period for completing decommissioning and requesting termination of the Department of the Air Force's permitted activities and has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) in support of this action.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: TN Americas LLC Standardized NUHOMS® Horizontal Modular Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1004, Renewed Amendment No. 17
Document Number: 2021-06077
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations by revising the TN Americas LLC Standardized NUHOMS[supreg] Horizontal Modular Storage System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Renewed Amendment No. 17 to Certificate of Compliance No. 1004. Because this amendment is subsequent to the renewal of the TN Americas LLC Standardized NUHOMS[supreg] Horizontal Modular Storage System Certificate of Compliance No. 1004 and, therefore, subject to the Aging Management Program requirements of the renewed certificate, it is referred to as ``Renewed Amendment No. 17.'' Renewed Amendment No. 17 revises the certificate of compliance technical specifications to add Heat Load Zoning Configurations 11-13 for the 61BTH Type 2 dry shielded canister and change the maximum assembly heat load from 1.2k W to 1.7 kW. This amendment also includes minor clarifications to the certificate of compliance.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: TN Americas LLC Standardized NUHOMS® Horizontal Modular Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1004, Renewed Amendment No. 17
Document Number: 2021-06076
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its spent fuel storage regulations by revising the TN Americas LLC Standardized NUHOMS[supreg] Horizontal Modular Storage System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Renewed Amendment No. 17 to Certificate of Compliance No. 1004. Because this amendment is subsequent to the renewal of the TN Americas LLC Standardized NUHOMS[supreg] Horizontal Modular System Certificate of Compliance No. 1004 and, therefore, subject to the Aging Management Program requirements of the renewed certificate, it is referred to as ``Renewed Amendment No. 17.'' Renewed Amendment No. 17 revises the certificate of compliance technical specifications to add Heat Load Zoning Configurations 11-13 for the 61BTH Type 2 dry shielded canister and change the maximum assembly heat load from 1.2 kW to 1.7 kW. This amendment also makes minor clarifications to the certificate of compliance.
Tennessee Valley Authority; Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Unit 2
Document Number: 2021-06033
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an amendment to Facility Operating License No. NPF-96, issued to Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), for operation of the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant (Watts Bar or WBN), Unit 2. The proposed amendment would revise the Watts Bar Updated Final Safety Analysis Report (UFSAR) to apply a temperature adjustment to the growth rate calculation used to determine the end-of-cycle distribution of indications of axial outer diameter stress corrosion cracking (ODSCC) at steam generator (SG) tube support plates in support of the Watts Bar, Unit 2 operational assessment. The proposed revision to the UFSAR would apply to Unit 2 only. For this amendment request, the NRC proposes to determine that it involves no significant hazards consideration. Because this 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: 2021-06012
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection: General Domestic Licenses for Byproduct Material
Document Number: 2021-05911
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-23
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, ``General Domestic Licenses for Byproduct Material.''
Monthly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2021-05248
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-23
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 5, 2021, to March 4, 2021. The last monthly notice was published on February 23, 2021.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; LaSalle County Station, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2021-05833
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a temporary exemption in response to a February 20, 2021 request from Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon, the licensee) from requirements regarding pre-access drug and alcohol testing to maintain authorization for individuals assigned work activities necessary for the timely completion of a refueling and maintenance outage at LaSalle County Station, Units 1 and 2 (LSCS).
Information Collection: Standards for Protection Against Radiation
Document Number: 2021-05819
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-22
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 ``Standards for Protection Against Radiation.''
Enhancing Participation in NRC Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-05787
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has revised its policy statement, ``Enhancing Participation in NRC Public Meetings,'' to further clarify and enhance participation in public meetings conducted by the NRC. The revised policy statement redefines the three categories of public meetings and identifies the level of public participation offered at each category of meeting. The revised policy statement also clarifies notification expectations for meetings that include physical presence in the meeting room and meetings that rely solely on remote access technology such as teleconferencing. The revisions will improve the consistency of the NRC's public meetings and help participants better prepare for NRC meetings.
Training and Qualification of Security Personnel at Nuclear Power Reactor Facilities
Document Number: 2021-05731
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Revision 1 of Regulatory Guide (RG) 5.75, ``Training and Qualification of Security Personnel at Nuclear Power Reactor Facilities.'' This RG updates training and qualification guidance that incorporates lessons learned and reflects changes that have been made in associated rules and guidance documents since the original publication of the guide. This guide describes approaches and methodologies that the NRC staff considers acceptable for the training and qualification of all personnel who are assigned duties and responsibilities required for the implementation of the Commission-approved security plans, licensee response strategies, and implementing procedures at nuclear power reactor facilities.
NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC; Duane Arnold Energy Center
Document Number: 2021-05694
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of exemptions that would permit the licensee to reduce its emergency planning (EP) activities at the Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC). Specifically, the licensee is seeking exemptions that would eliminate the requirements for the licensee to maintain offsite radiological emergency plans, as well as reduce some of the onsite EP activities based on the reduced risks at DAEC, which is permanently shut down and defueled. However, requirements for certain onsite capabilities to communicate and coordinate with offsite response authorities would be retained. In addition, offsite EP provisions would still exist through State and local government use of a comprehensive emergency management plan process, in accordance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101, ``Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans.'' The NRC staff is issuing a final Environmental Assessment (EA) and final Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) associated with the proposed exemptions.
In the Matter of LaCrosseSolutions,
Document Number: 2021-05681
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-19
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an Order to extend the effectiveness of a September 24, 2019, order, which approved the direct transfer of Possession Only License No. DPR-45 for the La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor (LACBWR) from the current holder, LaCrosseSolutions, LLC, to Dairyland Power Cooperative and approved a conforming license amendment, for six months beyond its current March 24, 2021, expiration date.
Alignment of Licensing Processes and Lessons Learned From New Reactor Licensing
Document Number: 2021-05570
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-18
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On January 29, 2021, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a document in the Federal Register requesting public comment on a regulatory basis to support a proposed rule that would amend the NRC's regulations for the licensing of new nuclear power reactors. The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on April 14, 2021. The NRC has decided to extend the public comment period to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments.
Information Collection: Fitness-for-Duty Programs
Document Number: 2021-05537
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-17
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, ``Fitness-for-Duty Programs.''
Information Collection: Licensing Requirements for Land Disposal of Radioactive Waste
Document Number: 2021-05536
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-17
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, ``Licensing Requirements for Land Disposal of Radioactive Waste.''
Emergency Response Planning and Preparedness for Nuclear Power Reactors
Document Number: 2021-05501
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-17
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-1357, ``Emergency Response Planning and Preparedness for Nuclear Power Reactors.'' This DG is proposed Revision 6 of Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.101, ``Emergency Response Planning and Preparedness for Nuclear Power Reactors.'' This proposed revision endorses Revision 0 of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) white paper, ``Implementing a 24-Month Frequency for Emergency Preparedness Program Reviews,'' issued November 2019. In addition, this proposed revision includes guidance found in previous revisions of RG 1.101, updated NRC guidance documents, and other documents previously endorsed by the NRC to consolidate the list of these guidance documents into a single revision of the RG.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; TMI-2 Solutions, LLC; Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2021-05396
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued exemptions in response to a request to reduce the required level of primary offsite liability insurance from $450 million to $100 million and to eliminate the requirement to carry secondary financial protection for Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 and to reduce the required level of primary offsite liability insurance in the event of an extraordinary nuclear occurrence from $200 million to $100 million for Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 2.
Issuance of Multiple Exemptions in Response to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Document Number: 2021-05268
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued four exemptions in response to requests from two licensees. The exemptions afford these licensees temporary relief from certain requirements under NRC regulations. The exemptions are in response to the licensees' requests for relief due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency (PHE). The NRC is issuing a single notice to announce the issuance of the exemptions.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; LaSalle County Station, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2021-05195
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-12
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. NPF- 11 and NPF-18 issued to Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon, the licensee) for operation of LaSalle County Station, Units 1 and 2 (LaSalle), located in Brookfield Township, LaSalle County, Illinois. The proposed action would revise the technical specifications (TS) for the plant to allow for an average, rather than absolute, ultimate heat sink (UHS) sediment level and would modify the UHS temperature curve to increase the allowable TS diurnal temperature limits of the cooling water supplied to the plant from the UHS. The NRC is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) associated with the proposed license amendments.