Omaha Public Power District; Fort Calhoun Station, Unit 1
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a request dated March 26, 2020, from the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD), for Fort Calhoun Station, Unit 1 (FCS), from the requirement to investigate and report to the NRC when OPPD does not receive notification of receipt of a shipment, or part of a shipment, of low-level radioactive waste within 20 days after transfer from the FCS facility. OPPD requested that the time period for it to receive acknowledgement that the shipment has been received by the intended recipient be extended from 20 to 45 days to avoid an excessive administrative burden as operational experience indicates that such shipments may take more than 20 days to reach their destination.
Patient Release Criteria for Radioactive Iodine
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the withdrawal, without prejudice to a future filing, of a petition for rulemaking (PRM-35-21), dated November 15, 2019, filed by Peter Crane on behalf of Sensible Controls on Administrations of Radioactive Iodine. The petitioner requested that the NRC revise its regulations regarding the criteria for patient release after the administration of radioactive iodine. By letter dated May 22, 2020, the petitioner withdrew the petition.