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Hello Eric,

Docketed today into ADAMS 8/8/2022



Document Title:    Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 - Certification of Permanent Removal of All Spent Fuel Assemblies from the Spent Fuel Pool
Document Type:    Letter
Document Date:    07/27/2022

Nuclear Regulatory Commission - News Release
No: 22-033 August 10, 2022
CONTACT: David McIntyre, 301-415-8200
NRC Identifies Eight Abnormal Occurrence Events in FY 2021 Annual Report to Congress
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has published its annual report to Congress for fiscal year 2021 regarding Abnormal Occurrences involving medical and industrial uses of radioactive material.
Eight Abnormal Occurrences were identified. Six of these events were medical events, such as misadministration of radioactive material in diagnosis or treatment of an illness. This represents approximately 0.005 percent of the estimated number of nuclear medicine and radiation therapy procedures involving radioactive material performed in the United States annually. Two events – one at a medical facility and another at the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research in Gaithersburg, Maryland, – involved serious safety-significant deficiencies in management or procedural controls. No events at commercial nuclear power plants in fiscal year 2021 met the criteria for an Abnormal Occurrence declaration.
U.S. law defines an Abnormal Occurrence as an unscheduled incident or event that the NRC determines to be significant from the standpoint of public health or safety. The NRC sets specific criteria for determining which events qualify. The FY 2021 report identified no “Other Events of Interest” as defined in the Abnormal Occurrences criteria.
The Report to Congress on Abnormal Occurrences, Fiscal Year 2021, is available on the NRC website as NUREG-0090, Volume 44.
Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2 - Integrated Inspection Report 05000387/2022002 and 05000388/2022002

ADAMS Accession No. ML22213A260
Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 and 3 - Integrated Inspection Report 05000277/2022002 and 05000278/2022002

ADAMS Accession No. ML22209A115

New Podcast Episode
Boy and Island:
From Sorcery to Utility, Part 4

Hello and welcome back to the Boy And Island Podcast! In this episode, I weigh in on Meltdown the Netflix documentary on Three Mile Island, and continue my deep dive into Deja Vu and its ubiquitous presence in the modern popular psyche through revealing personal insights on The China Syndrome movie, my disturbing eyewitness account of the attacks on 9/11, the concept of Militainment, "wild history" and more.

Stay tuned for more podcast episodes on the way. Please contact me with any thoughts regarding the project. Take care!

Listen on boyandisland.com
Listen on Apple Podcasts
The Boy and Island podcast is a companion to the book project currently in development by Andrew Hurst. The podcast follows Andrew's creative process as he reflects on the Three Mile Island accident after 40-plus years and examines the remarkable ways that time has distorted, as well as clarified the event's importance as a pivotal moment in world history and as a penultimate event in his family's history.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission - News Release 
No: 22-023 June 22, 2022
CONTACT: David McIntyre, 301-415-8200
NRC Amends Licensing, Inspection, and Annual Fees for Fiscal Year 2022
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is amending its regulations for the licensing, inspection, special projects, and annual fees it will charge applicants and licensees for fiscal year 2022.
The FY 2022 final fee rule, published today in the Federal Register, includes fees required by the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act necessary to recover, to the maximum extent practicable, approximately 100 percent of the NRC’s total budget authority for FY 2022, less the budget authority for excluded activities. A proposed fee rule was published for public comment on Feb. 23.
The FY 2022 final fee rule reflects a total budget authority of $887.7 million, an increase of $43.3 million from FY 2021. After accounting for exclusions from the fee-recovery requirement and net billing adjustments, the NRC must recover approximately $752.7 million in fees in FY 2022. Of this amount, approximately $198.8 million will be recovered through fees for services (Part 170), and approximately $553.9 million will be recovered through annual fees (Part 171).
Compared to FY 2021, annual fees are decreasing for fuel facilities, spent fuel storage/reactor decommissioning activities, and for a uranium recovery facility licensee. Annual fees are increasing for operating power reactors, non-power production or utilization facilities, the U.S. Department of Energy Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act Program, DOE transportation activities, and for 47 materials users fee categories. While the operating power reactors annual fee is increasing in FY 2022, it does not exceed the annual fee cap established by NEIMA. Generally, annual fees are impacted by changes to the budget, fees for services, the number of licensees, and other factors.
The final fee rule also includes a change in the hourly rate charged for services, affecting licensees and applicants. The NRC has increased its hourly rate from $288 to $290 for FY 2022 and has adjusted license application fees accordingly.
The NRC estimates that the FY 2022 annual fees will be paid by the 93 licensees of operating commercial power reactors, three non-power production or utilization facilities, 122 spent nuclear fuel storage and decommissioning reactor facilities, eight fuel cycle facilities, one uranium recovery facility, and approximately 2,500 nuclear materials licensees.

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center


06/21/2022 - 06/22/2022



Power Reactor

Event Number: 55953

Facility: Beaver Valley
Region: 1     State: PA
Unit: [1] [] []
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP
NRC Notified By: Shawn W. Keener
HQ OPS Officer: Bill Gott

Notification Date: 06/21/2022
Notification Time: 16:52 [ET]
Event Date: 06/21/2022
Event Time: 15:47 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 06/21/2022

Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - Offsite Notification

Person (Organization):
Gray, Mel (R1DO)

Power Reactor Unit Info

Unit SCRAM Code RX Crit Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 15 Power Operation 15 Power Operation

Event Text


The following information was provided by the licensee via fax or email:

"At 1547 EDT on June 21, 2022, it was determined that Beaver Valley Power Station Unit No. 1 experienced a reportable chemical leak. Approximately 261 gallons of a Sodium Hypochlorite/Sodium Bromine mixture reached the ground and approximately 130.5 gallons (of the 261 gallons) progressed to the Ohio River (via storm drain). The source of the leakage has been isolated and absorbent material has been placed to contain the leakage. Following confirmation of this leakage, notifications were made to the following offsite agencies starting at 1615 EDT:

"National Response Center (Incident Report # 1339391)
"Pennsylvania Department Of Environmental Protection
"Beaver County Emergency Management

"This condition is being reported as a four-hour, non-emergency notification per 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi). There was no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Nuclear Regulatory Commission - News Release 
No: IV-22-010 June 21, 2022
Contact: Victor Dricks, 817-200-1128

NRC to Meet with U.S. Air Force Officials During Regulatory Conference
Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will meet with representatives of the U.S. Air Force on June 30 to discuss apparent violations associated with the use of radioactive materials.
The virtual meeting will begin at 8 a.m. Central time. NRC staff and representatives from the Air Force will meet at the NRC’s Region IV office in Arlington, Texas. The public will be able to observe the meeting via Microsoft Teams or listen by calling 301-576-2978, conference code 728313416#. NRC staff will answer questions from the public before closing the event to public observation to discuss security-related matters.
The NRC identified 14 apparent violations of NRC requirements during inspections conducted Oct. 26-28, 2021, at the Air Force Medical Readiness Agency’s facility in Falls Church, Virginia; and Sept. 27-30 and Oct. 22, 2021, at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. These inspections reviewed activities authorized under the Department of the Air Force’s Master Materials License.
The apparent violations being considered for escalated enforcement involved: four failures related to the implementation of the Master Materials License; seven failures related to the environmental use of thorium-232 source material at Kirtland Air Force Base; and three failures related to NRC’s security requirements.
During this conference, Air Force officials will have the opportunity to provide their perspective or additional information regarding the apparent violations before the agency makes its final enforcement decision. Air Force officials will also discuss corrective actions taken and planned to address the issues and prevent recurrence.
No decisions will be made during the meeting. The NRC will review the information and finalize its determination in approximately 60 days following the conference, which will be publicly available.

Date: 06/08/2022
Title: Letter to D. Rhoades from A. Snyder - Three Mile Island Unit 1 - Exemption - Use of the Decommissioning Trust Fund for Site Restoration
To:   - Mr. David P. Rhoades, Constellation Energy
From:   - Amy Snyder, NMSS/DUWP/RDB

Documents in Web-based ADAMS:
   - Letter to D. Rhoades from A. Snyder - TMI Unit 1 - Exemption - Use of Decommissioning Trust Fund for Site Restoration (ML22126A143)https://adamswebsearch2.nrc.gov/webSearch2/main.jsp?AccessionNumber=ML22126A143
To access document(s) please search by accession number using the following link: https://adams.nrc.gov/wba/
Peach Bottom, Units 2 and 3 - Security Baseline Inspection Report 05000277/2022402 and 05000278/2022402 and Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation Security Inspection Report 07200029/2022401 (Cover Letter Only)
ADAMS Accession No.  ML22166A034