Energy Harbor setting up request for Exemption with this regulation rollback
This is the setup phase.
Document Title:
Beaver Valley Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2, Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit No. 1 and Perry Nuclear Power Plant, Unit No. 1 - Request to Use Provision in Later Edition of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section XI
Document Type:
Code Relief or Alternative
Document Date:

Subject:  2020/09/17 NRR E-mail Capture - Corrected Acceptance Review for Susquehanna - Revise Technical Specifications to Adopt TSTF-582, "Reactor Pressure Vessel Water Inventory Control (RPV WIC) Enhancements"  (EPID L-2020-LLA-0197)

ADAMS Accession No. ML20261H427

Nuclear Regulatory Commission - News Release
No: I-20-019 September 28, 2020
Contact: Diane Screnci, 610-337-5330 Neil Sheehan, 610-337-5331
NRC Names New Senior Resident Inspector at Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has selected Christopher Highley as the new senior resident inspector at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Salem Township (Luzerne County), Pa.
Highley joined the NRC in late 2014 as a reactor engineer in the Division of Reactor Projects in the agency’s Region I Office in King of Prussia, Pa. Since November 2015, he has served as the resident inspector at the Millstone nuclear power plant in Connecticut.
Prior to joining the agency, Highley served for more than 25 years in the U.S. Navy, including 11 years as an enlisted nuclear operator. His assignments included serving onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, at the Charleston Nuclear Power Training Unit and as a combat systems officer and joint planning officer with the U.S. Army’s III Corps and U.S. Forces Iraq.
Highley holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, with a minor in math and physics, from the University of Arizona.
Each U.S. commercial nuclear power plant has at least two NRC resident inspectors. Highley joins resident inspector Matt Rossi, serving as the agency’s eyes and ears at the facility, conducting inspections, monitoring significant work projects and interacting with plant workers and the public.
All the below are named as defendants

2. FIRSTENERGY CORP. is an Akron, Ohio-based public utility holding company. FirstEnergy Corp. is the parent company of FirstEnergy Service Company and former parent company of FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. FirstEnergy Corp. senior management, including its then-President and CEO Charles Jones, also served as senior officers of FirstEnergy Service Company. FirstEnergy Corp. directed and controlled the operation of FirstEnergy Service Company through this shared leadership. FirstEnergy Corp. also played an integral role in establishing and funding Partners for Progress, Inc., which is described below.

3. FIRSTENERGY SERVICE COMPANY (“FIRSTENERGY SERVICE”) is an Ohio corporation with its principal place of business in Akron, Ohio, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. At all times relevant to this Complaint, FirstEnergy Service provided administrative, management, financial, compliance, ethical, external affairs, and political and regulatory advocacy services to FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. In

re: FIRSTENERGY SOLUTIONS CORP., et al., 18-50757(AMK), US District Court, NDOH ED, 18-50757amk Doc 2721-1 at 50-51. Because of this relationship, FirstEnergy Service is inextricably intertwined with FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. and the affairs of a corrupt enterprise, which is referred to herein as “The Unholy Alliance.” 4. FIRSTENERGY SOLUTIONS CORP. (“FIRSTENERGY SOLUTIONS”) was an Akron, Ohio-based operator of two financially troubled nuclear power generation stations located in the State of Ohio. FirstEnergy Solutions operated as a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. On March 31, 2018, FirstEnergy Solutions filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio. FirstEnergy Solutions continued to operate the two Ohio nuclear plants throughout 2018 and 2019. On February 27, 2020, FirstEnergy Solutions emerged from these bankruptcy proceedings as Energy Harbor Corp.
5. ENERGY HARBOR CORP. (“ENERGY HARBOR”) is a Delaware corporation with its principal place of business in Akron, Ohio. Through bankruptcy proceedings, Energy Harbor is successor in interest to the former FirstEnergy Solutions and its nuclear power generation plants in Ohio. As successor in interest, Energy Harbor will be the direct beneficiary of House Bill 6 and the resulting subsidies. Energy Harbor stands to receive benefits in excess of $1.3 billion as the result of statutory changes contained in House Bill 6 of the 133rd Ohio General Assembly. Prior to FirstEnergy Solutions’ emergence from bankruptcy as Energy Harbor, a number of key executives now within Energy Harbor held similar positions within FirstEnergy Solutions.
Docketed today: FRN - Fresh and Spent Fuel Pool Criticality Analyses
Comment by: October 23, 2020
Document Title:
DG 1373 RG 1.240 Federal Register Notice - Fresh and Spent Fuel Pool Criticality Analyses
Document Type:
Federal Register Notice
Document Date:
The Workshop was about enriched fuel for existing nuclear plants up to 10% and next generation / advanced reactors with up to 19.75%
Document Title: Summary Of The July 30, 2020, Higher Burnup Workshop Category 2 Public Meeting
Document Type: Meeting Summary
Document Date: 09/24/2020
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Wow! 113 groups! To borrow a phrase, what a "critical mass"!
Thank you very much for signing your group onto this public comment letter to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), re: the agency's Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), expressing opposition to the Holtec International/Eddy Lea Energy Alliance irradiated nuclear fuel consolidated interim storage facility (CISF) targeting southeastern New Mexico. See the coalition comment letter, as submitted to NRC, below.
The organizational coalition sign-on comment letter, below, is also posted online, here:
Sorry it's taken me this long to even acknowledge receipt of your sign-on for almost all of you. Meeting last night's comment deadline has meant a blizzard of busy-ness for the past many days!
I did submit the coalition comment letter before last night's midnight deadline, so it should now be an official public comment included in the NRC docket. I've yet to receive confirmation of receipt from NRC, so will keep after them until I get it!
As many of you probably already know, there is "no rest for the weary" -- we now face a Nov. 3 deadline (yep, Election Day!) for public comments on the Interim Storage Partners/Waste Control Specialists (ISP/WCS) CISF, targeting Andrews County, west Texas, very near Eunice, NM. Call-in NRC verbal comment submission sessions are scheduled for Thurs., Oct. 1 (6-9pm Eastern); Tues., Oct. 6 (2-5pm Eastern); Thurs., Oct. 8 (6-9pm Eastern); and Thurs., Oct. 15 (11am-2pm Eastern). Please attend one or more of these sessions, and provide public comment. And please spread the word.
See Beyond Nuclear's Centralized Storage website section for more details (you'll need to scroll down a little, to get to the ISP/WCS CISF, TX-related posts), including how to submit comments to NRC re: ISP's CISF at WCS, TX, sample comments you can use to prepare your own, etc.
You can also submit individual comments against the ISP/WCS CISF in TX, using the webform/sample letter at this website:
And keep an eye out, in the not too distant future, for yet another group comment letter, similar to the Holtec/ELEA, NM one you just signed onto, only this time, re: the ISP CISF at WCS, TX.
The two dumps are just 40 miles apart across the NM/TX state line. This is an environmentally unjust (radioactively racist) attempt to turn southeast NM/west TX into a nuclear sacrifice zone for the rest of the country. At a grand total of 213,600 metric tons of commercial irradiated nuclear fuel and other highly radioactive waste (such as Greater-Than-Class-C "low" level radioactive waste), the Holtec/ELEA, NM (173,600 MT) and ISP/WCS, TX (40,000 MT) dumps would be three times larger than the proposed Yucca Mountain, NV permanent geologic repository (70,000 MT), targeting Western Shoshone land, in violation of the "peace and friendship" Treaty of Ruby Valley of 1863. This also would mean three times the inbound-to-CISF transport risks, as compared to Yucca, for "just" the inbound shipments from atomic reactors to the CISFs in NM/TX. Of course, the 213,600 MT of irradiated nuclear fuel would supposedly still then leave the CISFs again some decade (or century) in the future -- they are actually planning to send it to the long-cancelled, illegal, unsuitable, non-consent based Yucca dump! -- which would mean multiplying the Mobile Chernobyl transport risks.
Thanks once again, very much, for signing your group onto the coalition Holtec comment letter to NRC. 113 groups is a very strong showing! And thanks once again to Nuclear Issues Study Group of ABQ, NM, for providing the original sample letter template/language, that Karen Hadden of SEED Coalition used to compose the national group sign-on letter, that Diane D'Arrigo of NIRS and I helped provide minor edits on. It was a good team effort all the way around!
Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear & Don't Waste Michigan
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Subject:  2020/09/22 NRR E-mail Capture - Exelon Generation Company, LLC - Fleet Request to Use Paragraph IWA-5120 of the 2017 Edition of the ASME B&PV Code, Section XI (EPID: L-2020-LLR-0118)
ADAMS Accession No.:  ML20266G303
Subject:  Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2 - Exemption Request From Certain Requirements of 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, "General Criteria For Security Personnel" (EPID L-2020-LLE-0094 [COVID-19])
ADAMS Accession No. ML20232C272