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Nuclear Materials COVID-19 Activities: Decommissioning | Storage & Transportation | Fuel Cycle Facilities | MIAU & Agreement States | Relief Request Form

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Fuel Cycle Facilities

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*This form is not approved for transmission of Safeguards or Classified Information. This form should not be used for relief requests related to 10 CFR Part 73.

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Current Regulatory Issues

Fuel Cycle Facilities Relief Requests Received

Licensee Received Issued Additional Documents
Supporting Issuance
BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. March 19, 2020 April 09, 2020 ML20093B958
ML20093B962
Framatome, Inc. April 02, 2020 April 15, 2020 ML20099D743
ML20099D744
Daher-TLI April 03, 2020** April 15, 2020  
BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. March 24, 2020*
Amended April 03, 2020
May 08, 2020 ML20107F695
Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC April 09, 2020 May 22, 2020  
BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. May 22, 2020 June 30, 2020  
BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. May 26, 2020 June 17, 2020 ML20168B009
ML20168B011
BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. May 27, 2020 June 29, 2020  

*Non-Publicly Available, security-related
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Related Communications

  • April 24, 2020, "U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Guidance on COVID-19 Related Requests for Regulatory Relief for Fuel Cycle Facilities" – The purpose of this letter is to inform industry about the steps the NRC has taken to provide the fuel cycle industry with information to assist in navigating regulatory challenges that may occur during the COVID-19 public health emergency. In particular, this letter informs industry that the NRC staff has prepared a document entitled "Temporary Staff Guidance – Fuel Facility Regulatory Relief Requests Related to COVID-19" TSG-DFM-2020-01.
  • April 21, 2020, "Temporary Staff Guidance – Fuel Facility Requests for Regulatory Relief Related to COVID-19" – The purpose of this temporary instruction is to give guidance to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff within the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, Division of Fuel Management, on the processing of fuel facility licensee requests for regulatory relief related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Public Health Emergency.

Guidance for Resident Inspectors

  • April 17, 2020, "Implementation of Resident Inspector Coverage at Category I Fuel Facilities During Covid-19" – This memorandum provides guidance on resident office coverage at Category I fuel facilities during maximum teleworking for COVID-19. The purpose of this guidance is to protect the health of inspectors and site personnel, while maintaining oversight that supports reasonable assurance of adequate protection of public health and safety.

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Wednesday, July 08, 2020