Information Collection: NRC Form 446, “Request for Approval of Official Foreign Travel By Non-Government Personnel”
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on this proposed collection of information. The information collection is entitled NRC Form 446, ``Request for Approval of Official Foreign Travel By Non-Government Personnel.'' The information will be collected from non-government personnel who are not travelling under the authority of an existing contract but are traveling to a foreign country on behalf of the NRC on official business. Providing the information will be voluntary but if not provided, the request for approval of foreign travel may be denied.
Information Collection: Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants
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, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants.''
Criteria for Development of Evacuation Time Estimate Studies (NUREG/CR-7002, Revision 1)
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft NUREG, NUREG/CR-7002, ``Criteria for Development of Evacuation Time Estimate Studies,'' Revision 1. This draft NUREG provides guidance to meet NRC requirements for development of evacuation time estimates (ETEs) to support emergency planning. This revision reflects the importance of various ETE model parameters based on the results of an applied research study on ETEs. The format and criteria provided in this document will support consistent application of the ETE methodology and will facilitate consistent NRC review of ETE studies. The NRC is soliciting public comment on the contemplated action and invites stakeholders and interested persons to participate. The NRC plans to hold a public meeting to promote full understanding of the contemplated action and facilitate public comment.
Issuance of Multiple Exemptions in Response to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued 13 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 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency (PHE). The NRC is issuing a single notice to announce the issuance of the exemptions.