Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-20296
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Operator Licensing Examination Standards for Power Reactors
Document Number: 2021-20171
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing NUREG- 1021, Revision 12, ``Operator Licensing Examination Standards for Power Reactors.''
Interim Storage Partners, LLC; WCS Consolidated Interim Storage Facility; Issuance of Materials License and Record of Decision
Document Number: 2021-20092
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued Materials License No. SNM-2515 to Interim Storage Partners, LLC (ISP) to construct and operate the WCS Consolidated Interim Storage Facility (CISF) as proposed in its license application, as amended, and to receive, possess, store, and transfer spent nuclear fuel and Greater- than-Class-C radioactive waste at the WCS CISF in Andrews County, Texas. ISP will be required to operate under the conditions listed in Materials License No. SNM-2515. The NRC staff has published a record of decision (ROD) that supports the NRC's decision to approve ISP's license application for the WCS CISF and to issue the license.
Perma-Fix Northwest Richland, Inc.
Document Number: 2021-19841
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering issuing an export license (XW029) requested by Perma-Fix Northwest Richland, Inc. (PFNW). On July 2, 2021, PFNW filed an application with the NRC for a license authorizing the export of low- level radioactive waste to BWXT Medical, Ltd., Canada. The NRC is providing notice of the opportunity to comment, request a hearing, and petition to intervene on PFNW's application.
Perma-Fix Northwest Richland, Inc.
Document Number: 2021-19840
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is considering issuing an export license (XW028) requested by Perma-Fix Northwest Richland, Inc. (PFNW). On July 2, 2021, PFNW filed an application with the NRC for a license authorizing the export of low- level radioactive waste to Nordion (Canada) Inc., Canada. The NRC is providing notice of the opportunity to comment, request a hearing, and petition to intervene on PFNW's application.
Issuance of Exemption in Response to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Document Number: 2021-19824
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued one exemption in August 2021 in response to a request from one licensee for relief due to the coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) public health emergency (PHE). The exemption affords the licensee temporary relief from certain requirements under NRC regulations.
Considerations for Estimating Site-Specific Probable Maximum Precipitation at Nuclear Power Plants in the United States of America
Document Number: 2021-19636
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a knowledge management NUREG, NUREG/KM-0015, ``Considerations for Estimating Site-Specific Probable Maximum Precipitation at Nuclear Power Plants in the United States of America.'' The NRC staff and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have prepared a reference document summarizing recent lessons-learned in connection with a review of the site-specific probable maximum precipitation (SSPMP) estimates used by some nuclear power plant owners and operators in connection with a recent re-evaluation of external flooding at their respective project sites.
Safety-Related Steel Structures and Steel-Plate Composite Walls for Other Than Reactor Vessels and Containments
Document Number: 2021-19621
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-13
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 (FR) on September 7, 2021, regarding the issuance of Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.243, ``Safety- Related Steel Structures and Steel-Plate Composite Walls for other than Reactor Vessels and Containments.'' This action is necessary to correct the NRC Docket ID in the notice title and the ADDRESSES section and to correct a date in the Additional Information section.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-19719
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Systematic Assessment for How the NRC Addresses Environmental Justice in Its Programs, Policies, and Activities
Document Number: 2021-19549
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On July 9, 2021, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requested comments as part of its systematic review for how NRC programs, policies, and activities address environmental justice. Specifically, the NRC requested input on how the agency is addressing environmental justice, considering the agency's mission and statutory authority. The information will be used to inform the agency's assessment of how it addresses environmental justice. The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on August 23, 2021 and was extended to September 22, 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.
NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC; Duane Arnold Energy Center; Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report
Document Number: 2021-19417
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-09
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On June 19, 2020, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) solicited comments on the post-shutdown decommissioning activities report (PSDAR) for the Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC). The PSDAR, which includes the site-specific decommissioning cost estimate (DCE), provides an overview of NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC's planned decommissioning activities, schedule, projected costs, and environmental impacts for DAEC. The NRC will hold an in-person as well as a virtual public meeting to discuss the DAEC PSDAR and DCE and to receive comments.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria
Document Number: 2021-19306
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff has determined that specified inspections, tests, and analyses have been successfully completed, and that specified acceptance criteria are met for the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP), Units 3 and 4. The NRC staff is also rescinding a prior determination of the successful completion of particular inspections, tests, analyses, and acceptance criteria (ITAAC) for VEGP Units 3 and 4.
Seeks Qualified Candidates for the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards
Document Number: 2021-19179
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-08
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) seeks qualified candidates for the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS). Submit resumes to Ms. Makeeka Compton and Ms. Jamila Perry, ACRS, Mail Stop: T2B50, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555- 0001, or email Makeeka.Compton@nrc.gov and Jamila.Perry@nrc.gov.
In the Matter of LaCrosseSolutions, LLC; La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor
Document Number: 2021-19343
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-07
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 12 months beyond its current September 24, 2021, expiration date.
In the Matter of ZionSolutions, LLC and Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Zion Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2021-19342
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an order to extend until November 26, 2022, the effectiveness of a November 26, 2019, order, which approved the direct transfer of Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-39 and DPR-48 for Zion Nuclear Power Station (ZNPS), Units 1 and 2, respectively, and the general license for the ZNPS independent spent fuel storage installation from the current holder, ZionSolutions, LLC, to Exelon Generation Company, LLC and approved conforming license amendments.
Safety-Related Steel Structures and Steel-Plate Composite Walls for Other Than Reactor Vessels and Containments
Document Number: 2021-19178
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.243, ``Safety-Related Steel Structures and Steel-Plate Composite Walls for Other Than Reactor Vessels and Containments.'' RG 1.243 is a new guide that proposes guidance to meet regulatory requirements for safety-related steel structures and steel plate composite walls for other than reactor vessels and containments by endorsing with exceptions, the 2018 edition of ANSI/ANS N690-2018, ``Specification for Safety-Related Steel Structures for Nuclear Facilities.''
Monthly Notice Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2021-18934
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-07
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 July 23, 2021, to August 19, 2021. The last monthly notice was published on August 10, 2021.
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: 2021-17612
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-07
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 Florida Power & Light Co., Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station, Unit Nos. 3 and 4 and Tennessee Valley Authority, 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.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-19241
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Southern Nuclear Operating Company Inc; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4
Document Number: 2021-19133
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-03
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an amendment and exemption to Combined Licenses (COL) NPF- 91 and NPF-92, issued to Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc. (SNC), and Georgia Power Company, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, MEAG Power SPVM, LLC, MEAG Power SPVJ, LLC, MEAG Power SPVP, LLC, and the City of Dalton, Georgia (collectively, SNC), for construction and operation of the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP), Units 3 and 4, located in Burke County, Georgia.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-18680
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Exelon Generation Company, LLC, Byron Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2
Document Number: 2021-18601
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a September 28, 2020, request from Exelon Generation Company, LLC. The exemption allows either a licensed senior operator or a certified fuel handler to approve the emergency suspension of security measures for Byron Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 during certain emergency conditions or during severe weather after both the certification of permanent cessation of operations and the certification of permanent fuel removal have been docketed for the facility.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC, Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Units 2 and 3
Document Number: 2021-18600
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a September 28, 2020, request from Exelon Generation Company, LLC. The exemption allows either a licensed senior operator or a certified fuel handler to approve the emergency suspension of security measures for Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Units 2 and 3 during certain emergency conditions or during severe weather after both the certification of permanent cessation of operations and the certification of permanent fuel removal have been docketed for the facility.
Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2021-18514
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-27
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 October 4, 2021. A sample of agenda items to be discussed during the public session includes: (1) A discussion of the ACMUI's review and analysis of medical events from fiscal years 2017 to 2020; (2) a discussion of the ACMUI's subcommittee report on radionuclide generator knowledge and practice requirements; (3) a discussion of the ACMUI's subcommittee report on emerging radiopharmaceutical therapy knowledge requirements in theranostics; (4) a discussion on production challenges for therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals; and (5) a discussion on the future of personalized dosimetry. 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/2021.html or by emailing Ms. Kellee Jamerson 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: October 4, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-18445
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-26
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Information Collection: NRC Form 7, Application for NRC Export/Import License, Amendment, Renewal or Consent Request(s)
Document Number: 2021-18363
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-26
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 NRC Form 7, ``Application for NRC Export/Import License, Amendment, Renewal or Consent Request(s).''
Virginia Electric and Power Company; Dominion Energy Virginia; North Anna Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2
Document Number: 2021-18255
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-25
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft plant-specific Supplement 7, Second Renewal, to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, NUREG-1437, regarding the subsequent renewal of Facility Operating License Nos. NPF-4 and NPF-7 for an additional 20 years of operation for North Anna Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 (North Anna). The North Anna facility is located in Louisa County, Virginia. Possible alternatives to the proposed action (subsequent license renewal) include no action and reasonable replacement power alternatives.
Miscellaneous Corrections; Correction
Document Number: 2021-18156
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a final rule that was published in the Federal Register on August 9, 2021. The rule amended NRC's regulations to make miscellaneous corrections, remove outdated reporting requirements, clarify language, add metric units, and insert missing language. This action is necessary to correct inadvertent errors in the final rule.
NuScale Small Modular Reactor Design Certification
Document Number: 2021-18071
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-24
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On July 1, 2021, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued for public comment proposed amendments to its regulations to certify the NuScale standard design for a small modular reactor. The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on August 30, 2021. The NRC has decided to extend the public comment period by an additional 45 days to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2021-18150
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Categorical Exclusions from Environmental Review
Document Number: 2021-18058
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-23
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On May 7, 2021, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requested public comment on an advance notice of proposed rulemaking to obtain input from stakeholders on the agency's plan to amend its regulations on categorical exclusions for licensing, regulatory, and administrative actions that individually or cumulatively do not have a significant effect on the human environment. The public comment period closed on July 21, 2021. The NRC has decided to reopen the public comment period until September 21, 2021, to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments.
Information Collection: Facility Security Clearance and Safeguarding of National Security Information and Restricted Data
Document Number: 2021-17961
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-23
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, ``Facility Security Clearance and Safeguarding of National Security Information and Restricted Data.''
Information Collection: Requests to Agreement States and Non-Agreement States for Information
Document Number: 2021-17956
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-23
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, ``Requests to Agreement States and Non-Agreement States for Information.''
Information Collection: Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2021-17955
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-23
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, ``Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants.''
Acceptability of ASME Code Section III, Division 5, High Temperature Reactors
Document Number: 2021-17916
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-20
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-1380 (proposed Revision 2 to Regulatory Guide [RG] 1.87), ``Acceptability of ASME Code Section III, Division 5, `High Temperature Reactors''' and accompanying draft NUREG-2245, ``Technical Review of the 2017 Edition of ASME Section III, Division 5, `High Temperature Reactors,''' that documents the NRC staff's review of the 2017 Edition of ASME Section III, Division 5, certain portions of the 2019 Edition, and associated Code Cases N-861 and N-862. This DG describes an approach that is acceptable to the staff of the NRC to meet regulatory requirements for mechanical/ structural integrity of components that operate in elevated temperature environments and that are subject to time-dependent material properties and failure modes. It 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.'' The draft NUREG provides the technical basis for DG-1380.
Site Characterization Investigations for Nuclear Power Plants
Document Number: 2021-17686
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-18
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-1392, ``Site Characterization Investigations for Nuclear Power Plants.'' It is proposed Revision 3 of Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.132. DG-1392 proposes guidance on field investigations for determining the geologic, geotechnical, geophysical, and hydrogeologic characteristics of a prospective site for engineering analysis and design of nuclear power plants.
Use of ARCON Methodology for Calculation of Accident-Related Offsite Atmospheric Dispersion Factors
Document Number: 2021-17596
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-4030, ``Use of ARCON Methodology for Calculation of Accident-Related Offsite Atmospheric Dispersion Factors.'' This proposed new regulatory guide (RG) describes an approach for reactor applicants and licensees for determining atmospheric relative concentration ([chi]/Q) values in support of modeling onsite releases to offsite boundaries from a design-basis accident. Also, this proposed guidance implements the methodology in RG 1.194, ``Atmospheric Relative Concentrations for Control Room Radiological Habitability Assessments at Nuclear Power Plants,'' for offsite dose locations at boundaries.
Linear No-Threshold Model and Standards for Protection Against Radiation
Document Number: 2021-17475
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-17
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is denying three petitions for rulemaking (PRMs), submitted by Dr. Carol S. Marcus, Mr. Mark L. Miller, Certified Health Physicist, and Dr. Mohan Doss, et al. (collectively, the petitioners) in correspondence dated February 9, 2015, February 13, 2015, and February 24, 2015, respectively. The petitioners request that the NRC amend its regulations based on what they assert is new science and evidence that contradicts the linear no- threshold (LNT) dose-effect model that serves as the basis for the NRC's radiation protection regulations. The NRC docketed these petitions on February 20, 2015, February 27, 2015, and March 16, 2015, and assigned them Docket Numbers PRM-20-28, PRM-20-29, and PRM-20-30, respectively. The NRC is denying the three petitions because they fail to present an adequate basis supporting the request to discontinue use of the LNT model. The NRC has determined that the LNT model continues to provide a sound regulatory basis for minimizing the risk of unnecessary radiation exposure to both members of the public and radiation workers. Therefore, the NRC will maintain the current dose limit requirements contained in its regulations.
688th Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS)
Document Number: 2021-17444
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Florida Power and Light Company; NextEra Energy; St. Lucie Plant, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2021-17416
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-16
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received an application for the subsequent renewal of Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-67 and NPF-16, which authorize Florida Power and Light Company (FPL or the applicant) to operate St. Lucie Plant (SLP), Units 1 and 2. The subsequent renewed licenses would authorize the applicant to operate SLP for an additional 20 years beyond the period specified in each of the current renewed licenses. The current renewed operating licenses for SLP expire as follows: Unit 1 on March 1, 2036, and Unit 2 on April 6, 2043.
Elimination of Immediate Notification Requirements for Nonemergency Events
Document Number: 2021-17244
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will consider in its rulemaking process issues raised in a petition for rulemaking (PRM), dated August 2, 2018, submitted by Mr. Bill Pitesa on behalf of the Nuclear Energy Institute. The petition was docketed by the NRC on November 20, 2018, and assigned Docket No. PRM-50-116. The petitioner requested that the NRC amend its regulations to eliminate immediate notification requirements for nonemergency events for operating nuclear power reactors. The NRC will evaluate the current requirements and guidance for immediate notification of nonemergency events for operating nuclear power reactors, assess whether the requirements present an unnecessary reporting burden, and if they do, determine whether reporting can be reduced or eliminated that does not have a commensurate safety benefit.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: TN Americas LLC; NUHOMS® EOS Dry Spent Fuel Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1042, Amendment No. 2
Document Number: 2021-17228
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-12
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 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. 2 to Certificate of Compliance No. 1042. Amendment No. 2 would revise the certificate of compliance to add a dry shielded canister for storage, add new heat load zone configurations, and make other changes to the storage system. Amendment No. 2 also would change the certificate of compliance, technical specifications, and updated final safety analysis report for consistency and clarity.
List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: TN Americas LLC NUHOMS® EOS Dry Spent Fuel Storage System, Certificate of Compliance No. 1042, Amendment No. 2
Document Number: 2021-17227
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-12
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, NUHOMS[supreg] EOS Dry Spent Fuel Storage System listing within the ``List of approved spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 2 to Certificate of Compliance No. 1042. Amendment No. 2 revises the certificate of compliance to add a dry shielded canister for storage, add new heat load zone configurations, and make other changes to the storage system. Amendment No. 2 also changes the certificate of compliance, technical specifications, and updated final safety analysis report for consistency and clarity.
Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) Design Certification Renewal
Document Number: 2021-17115
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-12
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of September 29, 2021, for the direct final rule that was published in the Federal Register on July 1, 2021. This direct final rule amended NRC's regulations to certify the U.S. Advanced Boiling Water Reactor standard design so that applicants intending to construct and operate an U.S. Advanced Boiling Water Reactor standard design may do so by referencing the design certification rule.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company; Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2; Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 1 and 2
Document Number: 2021-17116
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting exemptions in response to a request dated June 9, 2021, from Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., seeking exemptions from specific regulations that require periodic updates of the Farley Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2, and Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 1 and 2, Updated Final Safety Reports (UFSARs).
Issuance of Exemption in Response to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Document Number: 2021-17105
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-11
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued one exemption in June 2021 in response to a request from one licensee for relief due to the coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) public health emergency (PHE). The exemption affords the licensee temporary relief from certain requirements under NRC regulations.
Notice of Intent To Conduct Scoping Process and Prepare Environmental Impact Statement; Duke Energy Carolina, LLC; Duke Energy; Oconee Nuclear Station, Units 1, 2, and 3
Document Number: 2021-17036
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will conduct a scoping process to gather information necessary to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to evaluate the environmental impacts for the subsequent license renewal (SLR) of the operating licenses for Oconee Nuclear Station, Units 1, 2, and 3 (ONS). The NRC is seeking public comment on this action and has scheduled a public scoping meeting that will take place as an online webinar.
Systematic Assessment for How the NRC Addresses Environmental Justice in Its Programs, Policies, and Activities
Document Number: 2021-16970
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On July 9, 2021, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requested comments as part of its systematic review for how NRC programs, policies, and activities address environmental justice. Specifically, the NRC requested input on how the agency is addressing environmental justice, considering the agency's mission and statutory authority. The information will be used to inform the agency's assessment of how it addresses environmental justice. The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on August 23, 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.
Monthly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations
Document Number: 2021-16925
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to 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 July 14, 2021, to July 22, 2021. The last monthly notice was published on July 13, 2021.
Protection of Digital Computer and Communication Systems and Networks
Document Number: 2021-16889
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is denying a petition for rulemaking (PRM), dated June 12, 2014, submitted by Anthony Pietrangelo on behalf of the Nuclear Energy Institute. The petitioner requested that the NRC amend its power reactor cyber security regulations to make them consistent with the original intent of the rule and clarify that the scope of those regulations only require the protection of those digital assets that can directly cause core damage and spent fuel sabotage, or whose failure would cause a reactor scram. The petition was docketed by the NRC on September 22, 2014, and assigned Docket No. PRM-73-18. The NRC staff has determined that the information presented in PRM-73-18 does not support rulemaking. The NRC has also determined that existing and ongoing revisions to guidance can effectively address the issues raised by the petitioner in this PRM. Therefore, for the reasons discussed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION of this document, the NRC is denying PRM-73- 18.