Sunshine Act Meetings

CourtNuclear Regulatory Commission
Citation86 FR 48450
Record Number2021-18680
Publication Date30 Aug 2021
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amounts of any effluents that may be
released offsite and no significant
increase in individual or cumulative
public or occupational radiation
exposure. Therefore, the requirements of
10 CFR 51.22(c)(25)(ii) and (iii) are met.
Requirements in 10 CFR 51.22(c)(25)(iv)
The proposed exemption is not
associated with construction or major
renovations of any buildings or
structures. Therefore, the requirements
of 10 CFR 51.22(c)(25)(iv) are met
because there is no significant
construction impact.
Requirements in 10 CFR 51.22(c)(25)(v)
The proposed exemption does not
concern the source term (i.e., potential
amount of radiation in an accident) or
mitigation. Thus, there is no significant
increase in the potential for or
consequences from radiological
accidents. Therefore, the requirements
of 10 CFR 51.22(c)(25)(v) are met.
Requirements in 10 CFR 51.22(c)(25)(vi)
The proposed exemption is from the
requirement to have a licensed senior
operator approve suspensions of
security measures in an emergency or
during severe weather. Therefore, the
requirement from which the exemption
is sought involves safeguard plans,
materials control, and managerial and
organizational matters and, thus, the
requirements of 10 CFR 51.22(c)(25)(vi)
are met.
Determination Regarding 10 CFR
51.22(c)(25) Requirements
Based on the above, the NRC staff
determines that the proposed exemption
meets the eligibility criteria for a
categorical exclusion set forth in 10 CFR
51.22(c)(25). Therefore, pursuant to 10
CFR 51.22(b), no environmental impact
statement or environmental assessment
need be prepared in connection with the
approval of the proposed exemption.
IV. Conclusion
Accordingly, the Commission has
determined that, pursuant to 10 CFR
73.5, the proposed exemption is
authorized by law, will not endanger
life or property or the common defense
and security, and is otherwise in the
public interest. Therefore, the
Commission hereby grants the licensee’s
request for an exemption from the
requirements of 10 CFR 73.55(p)(1)(i)
and (ii) to allow either a licensed senior
operator or a CFH to approve the
suspension of security measures in an
emergency or during severe weather at
Dresden once the certifications required
under 10 CFR 50.82(a)(1) have been
submitted.
The exemption is effective upon
receipt.
Dated: August 23, 2021.
For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Caroline L. Carusone,
Deputy Director, Division of Operating
Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor
Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2021–18600 Filed 8–27–21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7590–01–P
NUCLEAR REGULATORY
COMMISSION
[NRC–2021–0001]
Sunshine Act Meetings
TIME AND DATE
: Weeks of August 30,
September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4,
2021.
PLACE
: Commissioners’ Conference
Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville,
Maryland and via Teleconference.
STATUS
: Public and closed.
MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED
:
Week of August 30, 2021
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
11:30 a.m. Affirmation Session (Public
Meeting) (Tentative), FirstEnergy
Companies and TMI–2 Solutions, LLC
(Three Mile Island Nuclear Station,
Unit 2), Petition for Reconsideration
of CLI–21–8 (Tentative). (Contact:
Wesley Held: 301–287–3591)
Additional Information: Due to
COVID–19, there will be no physical
public attendance. The public is invited
to attend the Commission’s meeting
live; via teleconference. Details for
joining the teleconference in listen only
mode at https://www.nrc.gov/pmns/mtg.
Week of September 6, 2021—Tentative
There are no meetings scheduled for
the week of September 6, 2021.
Week of September 13, 2021—Tentative
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
10:00 a.m. Briefing on NRC
International Activities (Closed—Ex. 1
& 9)
Week of September 20, 2021—Tentative
There are no meetings scheduled for
the week of September 20, 2021.
Week of September 27, 2021—Tentative
Thursday, September 30, 2021
9:00 a.m. Strategic Programmatic
Overview of the Operating Reactors
and New Reactors Business Lines
(Public Meeting). (Contact: Caty
Nolan: 301–415–1535)
Additional Information: Due to
COVID–19, there will be no physical
public attendance. The public is invited
to attend the Commission’s meeting live
by webcast at the Web address—https://
video.nrc.gov/.
Week of October 4, 2021—Tentative
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
10:00 a.m. Meeting with the Advisory
Committee on the Medical Uses of
Isotopes (Public Meeting). (Contact:
Suzanne Dennis: 301–415–0760)
Additional Information: Due to
COVID–19, there will be no physical
public attendance. The public is invited
to attend the Commission’s meeting live
by webcast at the Web address—https://
video.nrc.gov/.
Friday, October 8, 2021
10:00 a.m. Meeting with the Advisory
Committee on Reactor Safeguards
(Public Meeting). (Contact: Larry
Burkhart: 301–287–3775)
Additional Information: Due to
COVID–19, there will be no physical
public attendance. The public is invited
to attend the Commission’s meeting live
by webcast at the Web address—https://
video.nrc.gov/.
CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION
:
For more information or to verify the
status of meetings, contact Wesley Held
at 301–287–3591 or via email at
Wesley.Held@nrc.gov. The schedule for
Commission meetings is subject to
change on short notice.
The NRC Commission Meeting
Schedule can be found on the internet
at: https://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/
public-meetings/schedule.html.
The NRC provides reasonable
accommodation to individuals with
disabilities where appropriate. If you
need a reasonable accommodation to
participate in these public meetings or
need this meeting notice or the
transcript or other information from the
public meetings in another format (e.g.,
braille, large print), please notify Anne
Silk, NRC Disability Program Specialist,
at 301–287–0745, by videophone at
240–428–3217, or by email at
Anne.Silk@nrc.gov. Determinations on
requests for reasonable accommodation
will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Members of the public may request to
receive this information electronically.
If you would like to be added to the
distribution, please contact the Nuclear
Regulatory Commission, Office of the
Secretary, Washington, DC 20555, at
301–415–1969, or by email at
Wendy.Moore@nrc.gov or
Betty.Thweatt@nrc.gov.
The NRC is holding the meetings
under the authority of the Government
in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b.
Dated: August 25, 2021.
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For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Wesley W. Held,
Policy Coordinator, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021–18680 Filed 8–26–21; 11:15 am]
BILLING CODE 7590–01–P
NUCLEAR REGULATORY
COMMISSION
[Docket Nos. STN 50–454 and STN 50–455;
NRC–2021–0156]
Exelon Generation Company, LLC,
Byron Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2
AGENCY
: Nuclear Regulatory
Commission.
ACTION
: Exemption; issuance.
SUMMARY
: 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.
DATES
: The exemption was issued on
August 23, 2021.
ADDRESSES
: Please refer to Docket ID
NRC–2021–0156 when contacting the
NRC about the availability of
information regarding this document.
You may obtain publicly available
information related to this document
using any of the following methods:
Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to
https://www.regulations.gov and search
for Docket ID NRC–2021–0156. Address
questions about Docket IDs in
Regulations.gov to Stacy Schumann;
telephone: 301–415–0624; email
Stacy.Schumann@nrc.gov. For technical
questions, contact the individual listed
in the
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
CONTACT
section of this document.
NRC’s Agencywide Documents
Access and Management System
(ADAMS): You may obtain publicly
available documents online in the
ADAMS Public Documents collection at
https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/
adams.html. To begin the search, select
‘‘Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.’’ For
problems with ADAMS, contact the
NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR)
reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301–
415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@
nrc.gov. The ADAMS accession number
for each document referenced (if it is
available in ADAMS) is provided the
first time that it is mentioned in this
document.
Attention: The PDR, where you may
examine and order copies of public
documents, is currently closed. You
may submit your request to the PDR via
email at pdr.resource@nrc.gov or call 1–
800–397–4209 or 301–415–4737,
between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (ET),
Monday through Friday, except Federal
holidays.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: Joel
S. Wiebe, Office of Nuclear Reactor
Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory
Commission, Washington, DC 20555–
0001; telephone: 301–415–6606; email:
Joel.Wiebe@nrc.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: The text of
the exemption is attached.
Dated: August 25, 2021.
For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Joel S. Wiebe,
Senior Project Manager, Plant Licensing
Branch III, Division of Operating Reactor
Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor
Regulation.
Attachment: Exemption
NUCLEAR REGULATORY
COMMISSION
Docket Nos. STN 50–454 and STN 50–
455
Exelon Generation Company, LLC;
Byron Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2
Exemption Related to the Approval
Authority for Suspension of Security
Measures in an Emergency or During
Severe Weather
I. Background
Exelon Generation Company, LLC
(Exelon) is the holder of Renewed
Facility Operating License Nos. NPF–37
and NPF–66 for the Byron Station, Unit
Nos. 1 and 2 (Byron). The licenses
provide, among other things, that the
facility is subject to all applicable rules,
regulations, and orders of the U.S.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC,
the Commission), now or hereafter in
effect. The Byron facility consists of two
pressurized-water reactors located in
Ogle County, Illinois.
By letter dated September 2, 2020
(Agencywide Documents Access and
Management System (ADAMS)
Accession No. ML20246G613), Exelon
provided formal notification to the NRC
pursuant to Title 10 of the Code of
Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Sections
50.82(a)(1)(i) and 50.4(b)(8) of the
intention to permanently cease power
operations at Byron on or before
September 30, 2021.
In accordance with 10 CFR
50.82(a)(1)(i)–(ii) and 50.82(a)(2), the 10
CFR part 50 licenses for the facility will
no longer authorize reactor operation or
emplacement or retention of fuel in the
reactor vessel after certifications of
permanent cessation of operations and
permanent removal of fuel from the
reactor vessel are docketed for Byron.
As a result, licensed senior operators
(i.e., individuals licensed under 10 CFR
part 55 to manipulate the controls of a
facility and to direct the licensed
activities of licensed operators) will no
longer be required to support plant
operating activities. Instead, certified
fuel handlers (CFHs) (i.e., non-licensed
operators who have qualified in
accordance with a fuel handler training
program approved by the Commission)
will perform activities associated with
decommissioning, irradiated fuel
handling, and management.
Commission approval of a fuel handler
training program is needed to facilitate
these activities.
By letter dated September 24, 2020
(ADAMS Accession No. ML20269A233),
Exelon submitted a request for
Commission approval of the CFH
Training and Retraining Program for
Byron. By letter dated August 17, 2021
(ADAMS Accession No. ML21076A371),
the Commission approved the CFH
Training and Retraining Program for
Byron. The CFH Training and
Retraining Program is to be used to
satisfy training requirements for the
plant personnel responsible for
supervising and directing the
monitoring, storage, handling, and
cooling of irradiated fuel in a manner
consistent with ensuring the health and
safety of the public. As stated in 10 CFR
50.2, ‘‘Definitions,’’ CFHs are qualified
in accordance with a Commission-
approved training program.
II. Request/Action
The Commission’s regulation at 10
CFR 73.55(p)(1) addresses the
suspension of security measures in an
emergency (10 CFR 73.55(p)(1)(i)) or
during severe weather (10 CFR
73.55(p)(1)(ii)) by stating:
The licensee may suspend implementation
of affected requirements of this section under
the following conditions:
(i) In accordance with §§ 50.54(x) and
50.54(y) of this chapter, the licensee may
suspend any security measures under this
section in an emergency when this action is
immediately needed to protect the public
health and safety and no action consistent
with license conditions and technical
specifications that can provide adequate or
equivalent protection is immediately
apparent. This suspension of security
measures must be approved as a minimum by
a licensed senior operator before taking this
action.
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