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GEIS and Waste Confidence Rule References: Appendix B

WC Rule and Decision

10 CFR Part 20.  Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Energy, Part 20, "Standards for Protection against Radiation."  Washington, D.C.

10 CFR Part 50.  Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Energy, Part 50, "Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities."  Washington, D.C.

10 CFR Part 51.  Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Energy, Part 51, "Environmental Protection Regulations for Domestic Licensing and Related Regulatory Functions."  Washington, D.C.

10 CFR Part 52.  Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Energy, Part 52, "Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants."  Washington, D.C.

10 CFR Part 71.  Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Energy, Part 71, "Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Material."  Washington, D.C.

10 CFR Part 72.  Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Energy, Part 72, "Licensing Requirements for the Independent Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level Radioactive Waste, and Reactor-Related Greater than Class C Waste."  Washington, D.C.

49 FR 34658.  August 31, 1984.  "10 CFR Parts 50 and 51."  Federal Register, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.

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55 FR 38472.  September 18, 1990.  "10 CFR 51, Waste Confidence Decision Review."    Federal Register, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.

72 FR 12705.  March 19, 2007.  "Design Basis Threat."  Federal Register, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.

73 FR 53284.  September 15, 2008.  "Department of Energy; Notice of Acceptance for Docketing of a License Application for Authority To Construct a Geologic Repository at a Geologic Repository Operations Area at Yucca Mountain, NV."  Federal Register, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.

74 FR 13926.  March 27, 2009.  "Power Reactor Security Requirements; Supplemental Proposed Rule."  Federal Register, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.

75 FR 81037.  December 23, 2010.  "Waste Confidence Decision Update."  Federal Register, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.

76 FR 8872.  February 16, 2011.  "License and Certificate of Compliance Terms."  Federal Register, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.

76 FR 35512.  June 17, 2011.  "Decommissioning Planning," Federal Register, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.

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Ahn, J. and M.J. Apted (editors). 2010.  Geological Repository Systems for Safe Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuels and Radioactive Wastes. Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy. Number 9, Oxford, England. (Hardcover) (Fee may be charged.)

Bare, W.C. and L.D. Torgerson.  2001.  Dry Cask Storage Characterization Project-Phase 1: CASTOR V/21 Cask Opening and Examination.  NUREG/CR-6745. Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Billone, M.C., T.A. Burtseva, and R.E. Einziger.  2013.  "Ductile-to-Brittle Transition Temperature for High-Burnup Cladding Alloys Exposed to Simulated Drying-Storage Conditions."  Journal of Nuclear Materials 433(1–3):431–448.

Blue Ribbon Commission (Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future).  2012.  "Report to the Secretary of Energy."  U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.

DOE (U.S. Department of Energy).  2008.  Yucca Mountain Repository License Application Rev. 0.  DOE/RW-0573. Washington, D.C.

DOE (U.S. Department of Energy).  2013.  Strategy for the Management and Disposal of Used Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste.  Washington, D.C.

Einziger, R.E., H. Tsai, M.C. Billone, and B.A. Hilton.  2003.  Examination of Spent PWR Fuel Rods after 15 Years in Dry Storage.  NUREG/CR-6831. Argonne National Laboratory-West, Argonne, Illinois.

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EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute).  1998.  Data Needs for Long-Term Dry Storage of LWR Fuel.  Report TR-108757, Palo Alto, California.

EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute).  2002.  Technical Bases for Extended Dry Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel.  Report 1003416, Palo Alto, California.

IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency).  1997.  Joint Convention on Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on Safety of Radioactive Waste Management.  INFCIRC/546, Vienna, Austria.

IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency).  1998.  Durability of Spent Nuclear Fuels and Facility Components in Wet Storage.  IAEA-TECDOC-1012, Vienna, Austria.

IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency).  2001.  The Use of Scientific and Technical Results from Underground Research Laboratory Investigations for the Geologic Disposal of Radioactive Waste.  IAEA-TECDOC-1243, Vienna, Austria.

IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency).  2003a.  Scientific and Technical Basis for the Geologic Disposal of Radioactive Wastes.  Technical Reports Series No. 413, Vienna, Austria.

IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency).  2003b.  Spent Fuel Performance Assessment and Research:  Final Report of a Coordinated Research Project on Spent Fuel Performance Assessment and Research (SPAR).  IAEA-TECDOC-1680, Vienna, Austria.

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IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency).  2005.  Radioactive Waste Management Status and Trends.  IAEA/WMDB/ST/4, Vienna, Austria.

IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency).  2006.  Understanding and Managing Ageing of Materials in Spent Fuel Storage Facilities.  Technical Reports Series No. 443, Vienna Austria.

INPO (Institute of Nuclear Power Operations). November 2011. Special Report on the Nuclear Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. INPO 11-005, Revision 0, Atlanta, Georgia.

Johnson, A.B.  1977.  "Behavior of Spent Nuclear Fuel in Water Pool Storage."  BNWL–2256, Battelle-Pacific Northwest Laboratories, Richland, Washington.

Johnson Jr., A.B.  1978.  "Utility Spent Fuel Storage Experience." PNL-SA-6863, presented at the American Nuclear Society's Executive Conference on Spent Fuel Policy and its Implications; Buford, Georgia; April 2-5, 1978.  (Fee may be charged.)

NEA (Nuclear Energy Agency).  1997.  Lessons Learnt from Ten Performance Assessment Studies. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, France.

NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission).  1996a.  Memorandum from J.M. Taylor to NRC dated July 26, 1996, regarding "Resolution of Spent Fuel Storage Pool Action Plan Issues."    Washington, D.C.

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NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  1996b.  Memorandum from J.M. Taylor to NRC dated October 3, 1996, regarding "Assessment of Spent Fuel Cooling."  Washington, D.C.

NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission).  1997a.  Operating Experience Feedback Report: Assessment of Spent Fuel Cooling.  NUREG-1275, Volume 12, Washington, D.C.

NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission). 1997b.  Memorandum from L.J. Callan to NRC dated September 30, 1997, regarding "Followup Activities on the Spent Fuel Pool Action Plan." Washington, D.C.

NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission).  2001.  Technical Study of Spent Fuel Pool Accident Risk at Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants.  NUREG-1738, Washington, D.C.

NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission).  2006.  Liquid Radioactive Release Lessons Learned Task Force Final Report.  Washington, D.C.

NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission).  2007.   A Pilot Probabilistic Risk Assessment of a Dry Cask Storage System at a Nuclear Power Plant.  NUREG-1864, Washington, D.C.

NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission).  2008.  Minimization of Contamination and Radioactive Waste Generation:  Life-Cycle Planning.  Regulatory Guide 4.21, Washington, D.C.

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NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission).  2009.  "Radiological Environmental Monitoring For Nuclear Power Plants." Revision 2, Regulatory Guide 4.1, Washington, D.C.

NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission).  2010a.  U.S. Department of Energy's Motion to Withdraw [Yucca Mountain].  ASLBP No. 09-892-HLW-CAB04, Washington, D.C.

NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission). 2010b.  Standard Review Plan for Spent Fuel Dry Storage Systems at a General License Facility.  NUREG 1536, Revision 1, Washington, D.C.

NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission).  2010c.  Groundwater Task Force Final Report.  Washington, D.C.

NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission).  2011a.  Technical Evaluation Report on the Content of the U.S. Department of Energy's Yucca Mountain Repository License Application—Preclosure Volume: Repository Safety Before Permanent Closure.  NUREG-2108, Washington, D.C.

NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission).  2011b.  Technical Evaluation Report on the Content of the U.S. Department of Energy's Yucca Mountain Repository License Application—Postclosure Volume:  Repository Safety After Permanent Closure.  NUREG-2107, Washington, D.C.

NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission).  2011c.  Senior Management Review of Overall Regulatory Approach to Groundwater Protection.  SECY-11-0019, Washington, D.C.

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NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission).  2012a.  "Inspection Program for Dry Storage of Spent Reactor Fuel at Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installations and for 10 CFR Part 71 Transportation Packagings."  Chapter 2690 in NRC Inspection Manual.  Washington, D.C.

NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission).  2012b.  "Potential Chloride-Induced Stress Corrosion Cracking of Austenitic Stainless Steel and Maintenance of Dry Cask Storage System Canisters." IN 2012-20.  Washington, D.C.

NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission).  2012c.  Decommissioning Planning During Operations.  Regulatory Guide 4.22, Washington, D.C.

PFS (Private Fuel Storage LLC).  2012.   Letter from R.M. Palmberg to NRC dated December 20, 2012, regarding "Termination of NRC License No. SNM-2513 for Private Fuel Storage LLC." La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Posiva.  2011.   Final Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel in Olkiluoto.  Olkiluoto, Finland.

Travis, R.J., R. Davis, E.J. Grove, and M.A. Azarm. 1997.  Safety and Regulatory Assessment of Generic BWR and PWR Permanently Shutdown Nuclear Power Plants.   NUREG/CR-6451,  Brookhaven National Laboratory, Washington, D.C.

VEPCO (Virginia Electric and Power Company).  2011.  Virginia Electric and Power Company (Dominion) North Anna Power Station Units 1 and 2 North Anna Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation Summary Report of August 23, 2011 Earthquake Response and Restart Readiness Determination Plan.  Richmond, Virginia.

Walker, J.F.  1979. The Long-Term Storage of Irradiated CANDU Fuel UnderWater.  Whiteshell Nuclear Research Establishment, Pinawa, Manitoba.

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