[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 92 (Tuesday, May 12, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28042-28043]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-10138]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 50-334; 50-412; 50-456; 50-457; 50-244; 50-352; 50-353; 
50-528; 50-529; 50-530; 72-44; 50-254; 50-265; 50-443; NRC-2020-0110]


Energy Harbor Nuclear Corp.; Exelon Generation Company, LLC; 
NextEra Energy Seabrook, LLC; Arizona Public Service Company

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Exemptions; issuance.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued seven 
exemptions in response to requests from Energy Harbor Nuclear Corp.; 
Exelon Generation Company, LLC; NextEra Energy Seabrook, LLC; and 
Arizona Public Service Company. The exemptions allow the licensees to 
deviate from specific work hours requirements of the NRC's ``Fitness 
for Duty Programs'' regulation and use site-specific fatigue management 
controls, in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). 
The NRC is issuing a single notice to announce the issuance of these 
exemptions.

DATES: The seven exemptions were issued between April 3, 2020, and 
April 20, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2020-0110 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may obtain publicly-available information related to this document 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2020-0110. Address 
questions about NRC docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Jennifer Borges; 
telephone: 301-287-9127; email: [email protected]. For technical 
questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section of this document.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may obtain publicly-available documents online in the 
ADAMS Public Documents collection at https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the search, select ``Begin Web-based ADAMS 
Search.'' For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC's Public 
Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or 
by email to [email protected].
    For the convenience of the reader, instructions about obtaining 
materials referenced in this document are provided in the 
``Availability of Documents'' section.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Danna, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001; telephone: 301-415-7422, email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Introduction

    The NRC issued seven exemptions in response to requests dated 
between April 2, 2020, and April 18, 2020, from Energy Harbor Nuclear 
Corp.; Exelon Generation Company, LLC; NextEra Energy Seabrook, LLC; 
and Arizona Public Service Company. The exemptions allow the licensees 
to deviate from specific requirements (cited below) of Title 10 of the 
Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 26, ``Fitness for Duty 
Programs,'' Section 26.205, ``Work hours.''
    The exemptions from 10 CFR 26.205(d)(1) through (7) ensure that the 
control of work hours and management of worker fatigue do not unduly 
limit licensee flexibility in using personnel resources to most 
effectively manage the impacts of the COVID-19 PHE on maintaining the 
safe operation of these facilities. Specifically, the licensees stated 
that their staffing levels are affected or are expected to be affected 
by the COVID-19 PHE, and they can no longer meet or likely will not 
meet the work hour controls of 10 CFR 26.205(d)(1) through (d)(7). The 
licensees have committed to effecting site-specific administrative 
controls for COVID-19 PHE fatigue-management for personnel specified in 
10 CFR 26.4(a).
    The NRC is periodically providing this compiled listing of related 
exemptions using a single Federal Register notice for COVID-19 related 
exemptions, instead of issuing individual Federal Register notices. The 
compiled listing provides transparency regarding the number of 
exemptions the NRC is issuing related to a given regulatory 
requirement. Additionally, the NRC publishes a list of approved 
licensing actions related to the COVID-19 PHE on its public website at 
https://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/covid-19/reactors/licensing-actions.html.

II. Availability of Documents.

    The table below provides the plant name, docket number, and ADAMS 
accession number for each exemption issued. Additional details on each 
exemption issued, including the exemption request submitted by the 
respective licensee, are provided in each exemption approval listed 
below. For additional directions on accessing information in ADAMS, see 
the ADDRESSES section of this document.

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             Document title                    ADAMS  accession No.
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               Beaver Valley Power Station, Units 1 and 2
                      Docket Nos. 50-334 and 50-412
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Beaver Valley Work Hour Rule Exemption    ML20109A008
 Request Due to Pandemic (L-20-140)
 dated April 18, 2020.
Beaver Valley Power Station, Units 1 and  ML20109A010
 2--Verbal Part 26 Exemption--Delivered
 4/18/20 at 7:00 p.m.
Beaver Valley Power Station, Units 1 and  ML20109A000
 2--Exemption from Select Requirements
 of 10 CFR Part 26 (EPID L-2020-LLE-0025
 [COVID-19]) dated April 20, 2020.
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                    Braidwood Station, Units 1 and 2
                      Docket Nos. 50-456 and 50-457
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Braidwood Work Hours Control Exemption    ML20100M588
 Request dated April 9, 2020.
Braidwood Station, Units 1 and 2--        ML20099A519
 Exemption from Select Requirements of
 10 CFR Part 26 (EPID L-2020-LLE-0020
 [COVID-19]) dated April 13, 2020.
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                     R. E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant
                            Docket No. 50-244
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Ginna--Planned Actions re Requirements    ML20097D488
 for Work Hour Controls During
 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
 Public Health Emergency dated April 6,
 2020.
R. E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant--         ML20095H256
 Exemption from Select Requirements of
 10 CFR Part 26 (EPID L-2020-LLE-0016
 [COVID-19]) dated April 6, 2020.
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               Limerick Generating Station, Units 1 and 2
                      Docket Nos. 50-352 and 50-353
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Limerick [50-352, 50-353] Actions         ML20093M206
 Related to the Requirements for Work
 Hour Controls During the Coronavirus
 Disease 2019 Public Health Emergency)
 dated April 2, 2020.
Limerick Generating Station, Units 1 and  ML20093M820
 2--Exemption from Select Requirements
 of 10 CFR Part 26 (EPID L-2020-LLE-0014
 [COVID-19]) dated April 3, 2020.
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        Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2, and 3
              Docket Nos. 50-528, 50-529, 50-530, and 72-44
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Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station     ML20105A481
 Units 1, 2 & 3 and Independent Spent
 Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI)--
 Request for Exemption from Specific
 Requirements of 10 CFR Part 26, Fitness
 for Duty Programs dated April 14, 2020.
Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station,    ML20107F835
 Units 1, 2, and 3--Exemption from
 Select Requirements of 10 CFR Part 26
 (EPID L-2020-LLE-0024 [COVID-19]) dated
 April 16, 2020.
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            Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2
                      Docket Nos. 50-254 AND 50-265
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Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station         ML20098G313
 Actions Related to the Requirements for
 Work Hour Controls During the
 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Public Health
 Emergency dated April 7, 2020.
Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station, Units  ML20099A499
 1 and 2--Exemption from Select
 Requirements of 10 CFR Part 26 (EPID L-
 2020-LLE-0018 [COVID-19]) dated April
 8, 2020.
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                      Seabrook Station, Unit No. 1
                            Docket No. 50-443
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Seabrook Station--Requesting NRC          ML20101M597
 Approval to Proactively Enter into the
 Alternative Work Hour Controls
 Delineated in NRC Letter from H. Nieh
 to NEI Dated March 28, 2020 During COV-
 19 Public Health Emergency dated April
 10, 2020.
Seabrook Station, Unit No. 1--Exemption   ML20101G991
 from Select Requirements of 10 CFR Part
 26 (EPID L-2020-LLE-0021 [COVID-19])
 dated April 13, 2020.
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    The NRC may post additional materials to the Federal rulemaking 
website at https://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID NRC-2020-0110. 
The Federal rulemaking website allows you to receive alerts when 
changes or additions occur in a docket folder. To subscribe: (1) 
Navigate to the docket folder (NRC-2020-0110); (2) click the ``Sign up 
for Email Alerts'' link; and (3) enter your email address and select 
how frequently you would like to receive emails (daily, weekly, or 
monthly).

    Dated: May 7, 2020.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
James G. Danna,
Chief, Plant Licensing Branch I, Division of Operating Reactor 
Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2020-10138 Filed 5-11-20; 8:45 am]
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