Nuclear Regulatory Commission - News Release
No: II-20-012 May 4, 2020
Contact: Roger Hannah, 404-997-4417
 
NRC Schedules Virtual Meeting to Discuss 2019 Safety Performance of Robinson Nuclear Power Plant
 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will discuss the 2019 safety performance of the Robinson nuclear power plant during a virtual meeting scheduled for May 13.
 
The Robinson plant is in South Carolina and operated by Duke Energy.
 
The session will be held from 3-3:45 p.m., Eastern Time, with NRC employees responsible for plant inspections participating, including the resident inspectors based at the site. The meeting will be accessible via Skype. For individuals without access to Skype, the telephone conference number is 301-415-0333, passcode 3083427#.
 
The NRC determined that the Robinson plant operated safely during 2019 and is currently under the NRC’s normal level of oversight.
 
The NRC Reactor Oversight Process, which requires thousands of hours of inspection each year, uses color-coded inspection findings and indicators to measure plant performance. The colors start at green and increase to white, yellow or red, commensurate with the safety significance of the issues involved. Inspection findings or performance indicators with more than very low safety significance trigger increased NRC oversight.
 
Inspections at the Robinson plant are conducted by NRC resident inspectors and other inspection specialists from the NRC Region II office in Atlanta.
 
The annual assessment letters for the Robinson plant, which includes upcoming inspection plans, is available on the NRC website. Current performance information for Robinson is also available and is updated on a quarterly basis.
 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission - News Release
No: 20-024 May 1, 2020
CONTACT: Scott Burnell, 301-415-8200
 
NRC Seeks Public Comment on Generic Environmental Impact Statement for Advanced Reactor Designs; Agency to Hold Public Webinar
 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff seek public comment regarding information that would assist the agency in drafting a Generic Environmental Impact Statement for small advanced reactor designs.
 
NRC staff will consider written comments on the GEIS scoping process until June 30, following the publication of a notice in the Federal Register. Include Docket ID NRC-2020-0101 with the submitted comment using the regulations.gov website. The Federal Register notice will include details for participating in the NRC’s May 28 webinar to discuss the GEIS process and gather input.
 
The NRC’s GEIS effort would cover advanced nuclear reactors that would generate small amounts of electricity with a small environmental footprint and do not use water to cool the fuel. The GEIS would streamline the environmental review process for future small-scale advanced nuclear reactors. The GEIS would determine a) environmental impacts that could result in essentially the same impact for those designs that fit within parameters set in the GEIS; and b) environmental impacts that would require plant-specific analysis. Environmental reviews for future small-scale advanced nuclear reactor license applications could supplement the GEIS with those site-specific analyses.
 
Small-scale advanced reactors include potential designs that could be licensed for use at U.S. sites that meet NRC requirements. The NRC is using a technology-neutral approach with a range of information broad enough to account for different reactor designs located on a site.
 
The NRC is seeking input from the public and stakeholders regarding the reactor and site parameters that should be included in the GEIS. In addition, the NRC is seeking input on other information types that both can and cannot be resolved generically. Additional information on the GEIS development and schedule is available on the agency’s website.
 
Three Mile Island:  NRC INSPECTION REPORT NO. 05000289/2020001, EXELON GENERATION CO., LLC, THREE MILE ISLAND NUCLEAR STATION, UNIT 1

ML20121A103
Document Title:
Beaver Valley Work Hour Rule Exemption Request Due to Pandemic (L-20-140)
Document Type:
Exemption from NRC Requirements
Letter
Document Date:
04/18/2020
 
Docketed at 4:29pm on 4/20/2020
Document Title:
Limerick Generating Station, Unit 1 - Issuance of Relief Request I4R-23 Associated with Pandemic-Related Issues - Examination of Containment Surfaces Requiring Augmented Examination (Category E-C) (EPID L-2020-LLR-0044 [COVID-19])
Document Type:
Letter
Safety Evaluation
Document Date:
04/20/2020
 
Docketed at 3:29pm on 04/20/2020 
Document Title:
Beaver Valley Power Station, Units 1 and 2 - Verbal Part 26 Exemption - Delivered 4/18/20 at 7:00 p.m.
Document Type:
E-Mail
Exemption from NRC Requirements
Document Date:
04/18/2020

Document Title: Three Mile island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 - Submittal of Changes to Technical Specifications Bases
Document Type: Letter
License-Application for Facility Operating License (Amend/Renewal) DKT 50
Technical Specification, Bases Change
Document Date: 04/13/2020

ML20104B817
https://adamswebsearch2.nrc.gov/webSearch2/main.jsp?AccessionNumber=ML20104B817

Document Title:
Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Unit 1, Decommissioning Status Report - 2019
Document Type:
Letter
Status Report
Document Date:
03/27/2020
 
Placed in ADAMS at 12:20 today 4/20/20, dated 4/18/20
Document Title:
Beaver Valley Work Hour Rule Exemption Request Due to Pandemic (L-20-140)
Document Type:
Exemption from NRC Requirements
Letter
Document Date:
04/18/2020
 
Docketed at 4:29pm on 4/20/2020
Document Title:
Limerick Generating Station, Unit 1 - Issuance of Relief Request I4R-23 Associated with Pandemic-Related Issues - Examination of Containment Surfaces Requiring Augmented Examination (Category E-C) (EPID L-2020-LLR-0044 [COVID-19])
Document Type:
Letter
Safety Evaluation
Document Date:
04/20/2020
 
Docketed at 3:29pm on 04/20/2020 
Document Title:
Beaver Valley Power Station, Units 1 and 2 - Verbal Part 26 Exemption - Delivered 4/18/20 at 7:00 p.m.
Document Type:
E-Mail
Exemption from NRC Requirements
Document Date:
04/18/2020
N2
MJK
Document Title:
Beaver Valley Power Station, Units 1 and 2 - Exemption from Select Requirements of 10 CFR Part 26 (EPID L-2020-LLE-0025)[COVID-19])
Document Type:
Exemption from NRC Requirements
Letter
Document Date:
04/20/2020
 
Document Title:
DEP Non-Disclosure Declarations
Document Type:
Legal-Correspondence/Miscellaneous
Document Date:
04/20/2020

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