Issuance of Multiple Exemptions in Response to COVID-19; Public Health Emergency
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued 16 exemptions in response to requests from 12 licensees. The exemptions allow these licensees temporary relief from certain requirements under NRC regulations. The exemptions are in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). The NRC is issuing a single notice to announce the issuance of the exemptions.
Information Collection: Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste in a Geologic Repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an existing collection of information. The information collection is entitled: ``Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste in a Geologic Repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.''
Oklo Power LLC
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff accepts and dockets an application for a combined license (COL) submitted by Oklo Power LLC (Oklo), a subsidiary of Oklo, Inc. dated March 11, 2020. The reactor is to be identified as the Aurora. The Docket Number established for this application is 52-049.
Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
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 May 18, 2020, to June 1, 2020. The last biweekly notice was published on June 2, 2020.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: TN Americas LLC NUHOMS® EOS Dry Spent Fuel Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1042, Amendment No. 1
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of June 17, 2020, for the direct final rule that was published in the Federal Register on April 3, 2020. The direct final rule amends the NRC's spent fuel storage regulations by revising the TN Americas LLC NUHOMS[supreg] EOS Dry Spent Fuel Storage System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 1 to Certificate of Compliance No. 1042. Amendment No. 1 makes the following changes: Adds a new basket type (Type 4) to allow for the loading of intact, damaged, or failed fuel; adds another new basket type (Type 5); accepts fuel assemblies with a minimum two-year cooling time, in selected locations within the basket; and adds the NUHOMS[supreg] MATRIX design as an alternative to the EOS horizontal storage module design for the storage of spent fuel. Amendment No. 1 also makes other additional revisions to the certificate of compliance and the technical specifications for consistency and clarity.
Individual Monitoring Devices
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of June 16, 2020, for the direct final rule published in the Federal Register on March 18, 2020. The amendments in the direct final rule authorize the use of modern individual monitoring devices in industrial radiographic, irradiator, and well logging operations, and align personnel dosimetry requirements in these areas with the requirements for all other NRC licensees.