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Nuclear Regulatory Commission - News Release
No: 22-045 November 3, 2022
CONTACT: David McIntyre, 301-415-8200
NRC Publishes Annual Report to Congress on Nuclear Security Inspections
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has made publicly available an unclassified version of its annual report to Congress detailing the prior year’s security inspection program.
The report is required under the Energy Policy Act of 2005. It covers the NRC’s security inspection program, including force-on-force exercises for commercial nuclear power reactors and Category I fuel cycle facilities for calendar year 2021. It provides information regarding the overall security and safeguards performance of the commercial nuclear power industry and Category I fuel cycle facilities to keep Congress and the public informed of the NRC’s efforts to oversee the protection of the nation’s civilian nuclear power infrastructure and strategic special nuclear material.
In 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the NRC conducted 176 security inspections at commercial nuclear power plants and Category I fuel cycle facilities. These inspections included 18 full triennial force-on-force inspections at nuclear power plants, involving simulated attacks on the facilities to test the effectiveness of a licensee’s physical protection program, and one triennial force-on-force inspection conducted at a Category I fuel cycle facility
The NRC’s security inspection program and publicly available results are discussed in the report.
Whenever NRC inspectors identify a security finding during an inspection, they ensure the licensee implements appropriate compensatory measures to correct the situation, if not already implemented by the licensee. Details of security findings are considered sensitive and not released to the public.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission - News Release
No: 22-044 October 31, 2022
CONTACT: Office of Public Affairs, 301-415-8200

NRC Announces Headquarters and Regional Leadership Appointments
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission today announced leadership appointments naming Scott A. Morris as Deputy Executive Director for Reactor and Preparedness Programs and Raymond K. Lorson as Region I Administrator.
Both Morris and Lorson will transition to their new roles following the retirements of DEDR Darrell J. Roberts and Region I Administrator David C. Lew at the end of the year.
NRC Executive Director for Operations Daniel H. Dorman, who made the announcement, praised the two as “extremely talented individuals committed to NRC’s complex and important mission.”
“Scott has an impressive and proven record of leadership accomplishments in a broad range of skillsets,” said Dorman. “He brings an in-depth knowledge of nuclear energy programs to his new management role. His experience as an engineer and an administrator will help guide our future work.
“Since joining the NRC, Ray has served admirably, strategically and effectively, implementing complex programs while leading staff with a focus on the values that continue to guide our performance. I am pleased to announce his selection,” Dorman added.
Morris joined the NRC in 1993. His roles included senior resident inspector at two of Region I’s nuclear power sites. He also served as an executive technical assistant for the EDO, and a branch chief in the Office of Nuclear Safety and Incident Response. He has been the Region IV administrator since 2018.
Morris is a graduate of the NRC Senior Executive Development Program. He is a Navy submarine program service veteran and holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
Lorson joined the NRC in 1991 as a regional reactor engineer. He also served as resident inspector at the Peach Bottom and Salem nuclear power plants, as well as senior resident inspector at the Seabrook and Salem plants. He also served in a variety of other agency leadership roles. Lorson is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and is a graduate of the NRC SESDP.
Morris will be based at the NRC headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, and Lorson will remain at the Region I office in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 and 3 - Integrated Inspection Report 05000277/2022003 and 05000278/2022003 and Preliminary White Finding and Apparent Violation
ADAMS Accession No. ML22299A208
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
ATTN: Document Control Desk
Washington , DC 20555-0001

Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 2 (TMl-2)
NRC Possession Only License No. DPR 73
NRC Docket No. 50-320

Subject: License Amendment Request - Three Mile Island, Unit 2, Decommissioning
Technical Specifications, Response to Request for Additional Information

Nuclear Regulatory Commission - News Release
No: 22-042 October 19, 2022
CONTACT: Office of Public Affairs, 301-415-8200
NRC Expands Social Media Platforms by Adding Instagram
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is adding Instagram as a new platform to its social media program. Beginning today, the NRC will post photos, short videos, and graphics on Instagram to provide a more creative approach to information regarding the NRC’s mission, with a focus on the skilled and diverse employees who carry it out.
“We’re adding Instagram to FacebookTwitterYouTube, LinkedIn and Flickr as social media tools to enhance our communication with the public,” said NRC Chair Christopher T. Hanson. “Social media augments our news releases, website and other means we use to provide timely and transparent communications.”
Individuals will be able reach the Instagram page or the agency’s other social media accounts through icons on the NRC homepage, without having an account. Those already on Instagram can follow us directly on the platform.
Updated comment guidelines, a social media disclaimer and other information can be found here.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission - News Release
No: I-22-013 October 14, 2022
CONTACT: Diane Screnci, 610-337-5330
Neil Sheehan, 610-337-5331
NRC Imposes Civil Penalty to Pennsylvania Company
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is issuing an order imposing a $25,600 fine against a Pennsylvania firm for work performed in West Virginia without obtaining agency permission.
On March 2, 2022, the NRC announced that Steel City Gamma LLC, based in Daisytown (Washington County), Pennsylvania, would be issued a Severity Level II violation and a civil penalty for performing industrial radiography work in West Virginia without obtaining agency permission. The work took place on Dec. 18, 2019, and between Jan. 1, 2020, and April 9, 2020, at a facility in Pleasant Valley, West Virginia.
In accordance with NRC practices, the company was provided with the opportunity to pay the fine or contest it via a written response. Since then, however, the NRC has not received either the payment or further communications on the matter from the company, leading the agency to take the step of issuing an order imposing the civil penalty.
The enforcement action stemmed from an investigation conducted between April 21, 2020, and March 1, 2021, the NRC’s Office of Investigations, which determined that Steel City Gamma did not abide by the applicable requirements, including conducting the work without a license from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania when it was amended to possession and storage only. In addition, the investigation found that the company’s then-owner engaged in deliberate misconduct by knowingly violating regulations pertaining to reciprocity.
On Feb. 3, 2022, the NRC Region I Office, in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, conducted a predecisional enforcement conference with Steel City Gamma to discuss the violations, causes and corrective actions. During this conference, the company’s current owner acknowledged the violations. In addition to the fine, the NRC at that time also issued an order prohibiting the firm’s former owner from participating in NRC-licensed activities for five years because of the deliberate misconduct.
The violations did not result in any actual safety or security consequences.
As an NRC “Agreement State,” the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania oversees the use of nuclear materials within its borders that would otherwise be regulated by the NRC. Under a reciprocity requirement, if Agreement State-licensed materials are used in a state where nuclear materials are regulated by the NRC, including West Virginia, approval must first be obtained from the agency.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission - News Release
No: 22-040 October 3, 2022
CONTACT: David McIntyre, 301-415-8200
NRC Approves Probation for Mississippi’s Agreement State Regulatory Program
The Commission has approved placing the state of Mississippi on probation for deficiencies in its agreement state program regulating the use of radioactive materials. This move does not affect oversight of the Grand Gulf nuclear power plant in Mississippi, which remains under NRC authority, or state responsibilities related to emergency preparedness at Grand Gulf.
Probation ensures continued protection of public health and safety while program weaknesses are addressed. Placing a state on probation requires approval by the NRC’s Commissioners. The weaknesses identified in Mississippi do not pose an immediate risk to public health and safety.
Mississippi is one of 39 states that have entered into agreements with the NRC giving them authority to license and regulate certain nuclear materials users within their borders. A recent NRC review of Mississippi’s program concluded it was “adequate to protect public health and safety but needs improvement and not compatible with the NRC’s program.” The NRC review found the state’s performance unsatisfactory in several performance areas. The report on Mississippi’s program can be found here.
Pending the Commission’s decision, the state has been on “Heightened Oversight,” a condition requiring increased interaction with NRC staff, preparation of a program improvement plan, bimonthly conference calls and periodic status reports. Mississippi’s program improvement plan has been reviewed and approved by NRC staff. The NRC will remain closely involved with state program managers as they implement improvements during the probationary period.
The Mississippi program will be re-evaluated in February 2023.