Nuclear Regulatory Commission - News Release
No: 20-046 September 16, 2020
CONTACT: David McIntyre, 301-415-8200
 
NRC Schedules Webinars to Present Environmental Findings on Proposed Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility in Texas
 
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold four webinars in October to present its draft environmental findings and receive comments on Interim Storage Partners’ proposed consolidated spent nuclear fuel storage facility in Andrews County, Texas.
 
The NRC remains committed to opportunities for the public to inform the agency’s decisions related to its draft Environmental Impact Statement on the ISP proposal. In 2017, the NRC staff held two webinars and two in-person meetings in Texas and New Mexico. This fall, the agency planned similar public meetings; however, in-person meetings during the comment period will not be possible because of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
 
Information for the webinars will be posted on the NRC’s Public Meetings webpage. They will be held at different times of the day to maximize opportunities for the public to participate. The webinars are tentatively scheduled for Oct. 1 from 6-9 p.m.; Oct. 6 from 2-5 p.m.; Oct. 8 from 6-9 p.m.; and Oct. 15 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. All times are Eastern.
 
The draft EIS for ISP’s proposed consolidated interim spent nuclear fuel storage facility was published in May for a 120-day public comment period, which has been extended because of the COVID-19 public health emergency, for a total comment period of 180 days.
 
Comments will be accepted through Nov. 3, including by mail to the Office of Administration, Mail Stop: TWFN-7-A60M, ATTN: Program Management, Announcements and Editing Staff, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; email at WCS_CISF_EIS@nrc.gov; and posting online at the federal government’s rulemaking website, using Docket ID NRC-2016-0231. Information regarding the NRC’s review of the ISP application is available on the NRC website, including the draft EIS, reader’s guides in English and Spanish, and a detailed explanation of how to submit comments.
 
Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 and 3 - Senior Reactor and Reactor Operator Initial License Examinations

ADAMS Accession No.  ML20261H403
 
Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2 - Senior Reactor and Reactor Operator Initial License Examinations

ADAMS Accession No.  ML20261H398
$$$ SECY-20-0074: Valuing Nonfatal Cancer Risks in Cost-Benefit Analysis

Docketed 8/27/2020 

 

Document Title:
SECY-20-0074: Valuing Nonfatal Cancer Risks in Cost-Benefit Analysis
Document Type:
Commission SECY Paper
Document Date:
08/12/2020
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ZOOM WEBINAR: 
Security & Nuclear Power, 9/28, 8 pm ET
 
The September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S. using hijacked commercial aircraft heightened security concerns around the nuclear power industry. The hijackers flew flight training missions over New York’s Indian Point nuclear power station. United Flight 99 crashed just 130 miles from Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island power station.
 
Nuclear security concerns include criminal and military-style acts -- armed intrusion, vehicles or missiles carrying explosives, and insider sabotage -- targeting operating nuclear stations or radioactive materials including nuclear waste. 
 
Three Mile Island Alert security consultant Scott Portzline is hosting a Zoom webinar on this topic Monday, September 28 at 8PM ET. Register

 

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DEP's Small Business Advantage Grant

Applications Now Being Accepted


     As of July 24th, the Department of Environmental Protection is accepting applications for their Small Business Advantage Grant for 2020-21. This grant provides 50% matching grants, up to a maximum of $7,000 to enable Pennsylvania small businesses to purchase energy efficient or pollution prevention equipment, or adopt waste reduction processes. Pennsylvania-based businesses with 100 or fewer full-time employees are eligible. Eligible applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis, and must save the small business a minimum of $500 and at least 25% annually in energy consumption or pollution prevention related expenses (Natural Resource Protection projects are exempt).

     To check out the webinar, which discusses the guidelines for the 2020-21 in detail, or find more information about this grant, please click the button below to visit the website. Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis.
 

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PA C-PACE Update: Summer 2020

     While COVID-19 has presented many challenges to businesses in the spring and summer of 2020, the Pennsylvania C-PACE program has still seen a lot of great success. With county governments moving to virtual public meetings and/or socially distanced services, SEF staff conducted virtual outreach and education initiatives on C-PACE to county officials as they were available. This resulted in Bedford County and Centre County adopting C-PACE programs in June and July respectively, increasing the number of counties that have passed a C-PACE resolution to eleven. These counties are Allegheny, Bedford, Centre, Chester, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia and Wayne Counties.
 
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Featured Event:

C-PACE for Brokers and Developers

Why Have 2,400 Other Property Owners Used This Tool?


Wednesday, September 23rd    |    1:00 - 2:00 PM 

  
     Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) was established in 2018 in Pennsylvania. Nationally, the program is active in 22 other states, where it has helped 2,400 property owners make significant capital improvements. This session will examine what makes C-PACE work and how $1.5 Billion was invested in just 8 years.  Join Maryrose Myrtetus from Philadelphia Energy Authority and representatives from PACE Nation as they discuss the following:

  • National Data: PACE Nation
  • The Basics:  Holly Edinger, SEF
  • Philadelphia's First C-PACE Deal:  Maryrose Myrtetus, PEA
  • Case studies from across the nation
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Events

Industry Forum on Energy Efficiency
Starting September 10
Virtual Event Series 

 
    This four week virtual event series will showcase energy efficiency in Healthcare, Food Services, and Higher Education. Attendees can access all events in the four week series. Events will take place Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday starting at 11 am throughout the duration of the event.

    To register for this event, pleaseclick here.
 
Annual Update for Certified Energy Managers (CEM)
Starts September 21
Virtual Training

 
    This two-day program presented by AEE is designed to update CEMs on the most current energy-related trends, strategies, best practices, technologies, and regulations. This training costs $1,550 for non-members and $1,450 for members.

    To register, please click here.
 
LV Sustainability Summit
Friday, September 25
8:00 - 10:30 AM
Virtual Event

 
    This year's theme is Protecting Your Business and Bottom Line from Climate Change. The event will discuss how tackling climate change can affect your business and how different sectors can adapt to address climate change.

    Sustainable Energy Fund is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor for this event. To register, please click here.

News

Clean Energy Jobs Energize State, Report Says

    The 2020 Pennsylvania Clean Energy Employment Report has been released, and Governor Tom Wolf is energized by it.

    This "comes at an opportune time, as government and industry leaders look to strengthen Pennsylvania's workforce and economy in response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic," Wolf said Monday in a prepared statement. "This detailed analysis of data and trends in clean energy employment demonstrates the sector was a top job generator statewide and shows which industries were hiring and looking for trained workers."

    Foremost among the findings, released Monday, is that the clean energy sector was responsible for adding 7,794 jobs from 2017 through 2019.

    Click Here to read more.
 
Philadelphia Daycare the First Solar Project to Use C-PACE in Pennsylvania

    The Capers Company is borrowing $519,020 in C-PACE financing from Greenworks Lending to install a 212-kilowatt solar system. The project will generate 266,673 kWh in its first year, meeting nearly 100% of the building's electricity needs. By using solar energy, the building will reduce its carbon footprint by 6,900 metric tons of CO2e emissions.

    Under the leadership of Councilmember Derek S. Green (At Large), Philadelphia City Council passed legislation enabling C-PACE in Philadelphia in June 2019.

    Click Here to read more.
 

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Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2 - Updated Inspection Plan (Inspection Report 05000387/2020005 and 05000388/2020005)
 
ADAMS Accession No.  ML20240A279
 
Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 and 3 - Updated Inspection Plan (Inspection Report 05000277/2020005 and 05000278/2020005)
 
ADAMS Accession No.  ML20240A275
 
BRAIDWOOD STATION, UNITS 1 AND 2; CALVERT CLIFFS NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, UNITS 1 AND 2; CLINTON POWER STATION, UNIT 1; R. E. GINNA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT; LIMERICK GENERATING STATION, UNITS 1 AND 2; NINE MILE POINT, UNITS 1 AND 2; AND PEACH BOTTOM ATOMIC POWER STATION, UNITS 2 AND 3 – REQUEST TO USE ALTERNATIVE CODE CASE OMN-26 (EPID L-2020-LLR-0012)
 
ADAMS Accession No. ML20232A171
 

ML20209C312

https://adamswebsearch2.nrc.gov/webSearch2/main.jsp?AccessionNumber=ML20209C312 

Document Title:    FRN - Notice of Issuance of Multiple Exemptions Regarding Various Parts of 10 CFR Due to COVID-19 Impacts for July 2020
Document Type:    Exemption from NRC Requirements
   Federal Register Notice
Document Date:    08/21/2020


On 08/31/2020 7:28 PM Michael J Keegan wrote:

Force on Force Exemptions

COVID - Policy and Program Guidance

Placed into ADAMS today.

ML20237F508

https://adamswebsearch2.nrc.gov/webSearch2/main.jsp?AccessionNumber=ML20237F508 

Document Title:    IP 92707 One-Pager
Document Type:    Policy and Program Guidance
Document Date:    08/24/2020

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