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Nuclear Reactors COVID-19 Activities:
10 CFR Part 20 | 10 CFR Part 26 | 10 CFR 50.48 | 10 CFR 50.55a | 10 CFR Part 55 | 10 CFR Part 73 | Research & Test Reactors | Resident Inspectors | Licensing Actions

COVID-19 Licensing Actions

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This page lists COVID-19 licensing actions that have been approved by the NRC for Power Reactors and Non-Power Reactors.

Power Reactors:

Non-Power Reactors:

Highlights

  • The NRC staff receives exemption requests, license amendment requests, and relief requests from licensees related to COVID-19 regulatory impacts.

  • The NRC reviews exemption requests to determine if exemption is authorized by law, will not present an undue risk to the public health and safety, and is consistent with the common defense and security, and there are special circumstances present.

  • The NRC reviews license amendment requests to determine if there is reasonable assurance that the health and safety of the public will not be endangered and that implementation of the license amendment will be conducted in compliance with the NRC's regulations, and the issuance of the amendment will not be inimical to the common defense and security or to the health and safety of the public.

  • The NRC reviews relief requests to determine if the proposed alternative provides an acceptable level of quality and safety, complying with the specified requirement would result in hardship or unusual difficulty without a compensating increase in the level of quality and safety, use of later ASME Code editions and addenda addresses all related ASME Code requirements, or granting relief is authorized by law and will not endanger life or property or the common defense and security, and is otherwise in the public interest giving due consideration to the burden upon the licensee that could result if the requirements were imposed on the facility.

COVID-19 Power Reactor Approved Licensing Actions

Exemption Requests

Plant Utility Title Date Received ML# Decision Date ML#
Limerick Exelon Generation Company, LLC Part 26 Exemption - Work Hours 04/02/2020 ML20093M206 04/03/2020 ML20093M820
Ginna Exelon Generation Company, LLC Part 26 Exemption - Work Hours 04/06/2020 ML20097D488 04/07/2020 ML20095H256
Quad Cities Exelon Generation Company, LLC Part 26 Exemption - Work Hours 04/07/2020 ML20098G313 04/08/2020 ML20099A499
Surry Virginia Electric and Power Company Part 73 Exemption - Appendix B, Section VI.C.2.(a) and (b) 04/06/2020
NON-PUBLIC (Security-Related)
NON-PUBLIC (Security-Related) 04/09/2020 ML20098E690
Braidwood Exelon Generation Company, LLC Part 26 Exemption - Work Hours 04/09/2020 ML20100M588 04/13/2020 ML20099A519
Seabrook NextEra Energy Seabrook, LLC Part 26 Exemption - Work Hours 04/10/2020 ML20101M597 04/13/2020 ML20101G991
Palo Verde Arizona Public Service Co. Part 26 Exemption - Work Hours 04/14/2020 ML20105A481 04/16/2020 ML20107F835
Oconee Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC Part Exemption 73 - Appendix B, VI.C.3.(l)(1) 04/14/2020
NON-PUBLIC (Security-Related)
NON-PUBLIC (Security-Related) 04/17/2020 ML20104C067
Beaver Valley Energy Harbor Nuclear Corp. Part 26 Exemption - Work Hours 04/18/2020 ML20109A008

04/18/2020
(Verbal)

04/20/2020
(Written)

ML20109A010
(Verbal)

ML20109A000
(Written)

Indian Point Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. Exemption from 10 CFR 50, Appendix R, Section III.H 04/13/2020
04/16/2020(S)
ML20104C121
ML20107J551
04/22/2020 ML20109A001
Hope Creek PSEG Nuclear, LLC. Exemption from Select Requirements of 10 CFR Part 55, "Operators' Licenses" 05/04/2020 ML20126G379 05/07/2020 ML20125A379
Salem PSEG Nuclear, LLC. Exemption from Select Requirements of 10 CFR Part 55, "Operators' Licenses" 05/04/2020 ML20126G378 05/07/2020 ML20122A140
Davis-Besse Energy Harbor Nuclear Corp. Exemption from Certain 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, Requirements 04/23/2020
05/06/2020(S)
ML20114E221
ML20128J218
05/08/2020 ML20119B068
Perry Energy Harbor Nuclear Corp. Exemption from Certain 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, Requirements 04/24/2020
05/06/2020(S)
ML20115E551
ML20128J218
05/11/2020 ML20119A268
Fermi DTE Electric Company Part 26 Exemption - Work Hours 05/11/2020 ML20132A239 05/14/2020 ML20133K055
Vogtle Southern Nuclear Operating Company Exemption from Certain 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, Requirements 05/08/2020
NON-PUBLIC
(Security-Related)
NON-PUBLIC
(Security-Related)
05/14/2020 ML20126G266
Robinson Duke Energy Progress, LLC Exemption from Certain 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, Requirements 04/30/2020
NON-PUBLIC (Security-Related)
NON-PUBLIC (Security-Related) 05/14/2020 ML20129J867
Beaver Valley Energy Harbor Nuclear Corp. Exemption from Certain 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, Requirements 04/23/2020
NON-PUBLIC (Security-Related)
05/06/2020(S)
NON-PUBLIC (Security-Related)

ML20128J218
05/19/2020 ML20119B083
Hope Creek PSEG Nuclear, LLC. Exemption from Certain 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, Requirements 05/12/2020
NON-PUBLIC (Security-Related)
NON-PUBLIC (Security-Related) 05/19/2020 ML20134J083
Salem
Peach Bottom Exelon Generation, LLC. Exemption from Certain 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, Requirements 05/08/2020
NON-PUBLIC (Security-Related)
NON-PUBLIC (Security-Related) 05/20/2020 ML20132A285
Duane Arnold NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC. Exemption from Certain 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, Requirements 05/01/2020
NON-PUBLIC (Security-Related)
05/20/2020(S)
NON-PUBLIC (Security-Related)

ML20141L497
05/26/2020 ML20139A006
Salem PSEG Nuclear, LLC. Exemption from Select Requirements of 10 CFR Part 55, "Operators' Licenses" 05/21/2020 ML20142A513 05/29/2020 ML20148M329
Hope Creek PSEG Nuclear, LLC. Exemption from Select Requirements of 10 CFR Part 55, "Operators' Licenses" 05/21/2020 ML20142A512 05/29/2020 ML20148M318
Comanche Peak Vistra Operations Company, LLC Exemption from Certain 10 CFR Part 73, Appendix B, Requirements 05/14/2020
NON-PUBLIC (Security-Related)
NON-PUBLIC (Security-Related) 05/29/2020 ML20136A141
Diablo Canyon Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Exemption from Requirements of 10 CFR 50.71(e)(4) 05/14/2020 ML20135H021 06/02/2020 ML20140A356

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License Amendment Requests

Plant Utility Title Date Received ML# Decision Date ML#
Quad Cities Exelon Generation Company, LLC MSIV Allowed Leakage 04/01/2020 ML20092P079 04/09/2020 ML20094F833
Limerick Exelon Generation Company, LLC Emergency Amendment to Allow for One-Time Change to MSIV Allowable Leakage Rate 04/01/2020
04/01/2020(S)
ML20092P478
ML20098F749
04/09/2020 ML20098C922
Grand Gulf Entergy Operations, Inc. Exigent LAR for One-Time Extension of Containment ILRT 03/31/2020 ML20091M363 04/15/2020 ML20101G054
Turkey Point Florida Power & Light Co. Deferral of SG Eddy Current Testing 04/04/2020
04/07/2020(S)
ML20095J926
ML20098F341
04/16/2020 ML20104B527
Comanche Peak Vistra Operations Company, LLC SG Tube Inspection Exigent LAR 04/10/2020
04/14/2020(S)
ML20101M879
ML20105B268
04/17/2020 ML20108E878
Braidwood Exelon Generation Company, LLC Amendment to Move S/G Inspections from the April 20, 2020, outage to the Fall 2021 Outage 04/06/2020
04/13/2020(S)
04/16/2020(S)
ML20097J188
ML20104C139
ML20107G585
05/01/2020 ML20111A000
Columbia Energy Northwest Exigent License Amendment to Extend Implementation Date for Amendment 255 Regarding the Control Room Air Conditioning System 04/15/2020 ML20107G017 05/04/2020 ML20113E984
Surry Virginia Electric and Power Company One-time Amendment to Defer Unit 2 Steam Generator "B" Tube Inspections 04/14/2020 ML20105A223 05/07/2020 ML20115E237
Columbia Energy Northwest Exigent Amendment to Revise Technical Specification Limiting Condition For Operation 3.8.4 and 3.8.7 04/15/2020
04/23/2020(S)
ML20107G972
ML20114E280
05/12/2020 ML20125A080

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Relief Requests

Plant Utility Title Date Received ML# Decision Date ML#
Palo Verde Arizona Public Service Co. Relief Request to Defer RPV Bottom Mounted Nozzles and Pressurizer Surge Nozzle Weld Overlays from Spring 2020 RFO to Fall 2021 RFO 03/27/2020
03/30/2020(S)
ML20088A533
ML20090L944
03/31/2020 ML20091M199
Limerick Exelon Generation Company, LLC Relief Request GVRR-9 for Motor Operated Valves 03/29/2020 ML20089A008 03/31/2020 ML20090A652
Limerick Exelon Generation Company, LLC Unit 1- Relief Request I4R-23 Associated with Pandemic Related Issues 03/28/2020 ML20088B022 03/31/2020 ML20089A007
Beaver Valley Energy Harbor Nuclear Corp. Motor Operated Valve Testing, Request to extend the testing frequency required by Code Case OMN-1 04/03/2020
04/03/2020(S)
ML20092K031
ML20093G651
04/04/2020 ML20095J099
Beaver Valley Energy Harbor Nuclear Corp. Safety Significant Dynamic Restraint (Snubber) Testing, Request to extend the testing requirement specified in ISTD 5200 04/01/2020 ML20092K723 04/04/2020 ML20095J219
Beaver Valley Energy Harbor Nuclear Corp. Relief Valve Testing, Request to extend the 10-year interval required by Mandatory Appendix I, 1-1350 and Mandatory Appendix I, 1-1390 04/01/2020 ML20092L517 04/07/2020 ML20098F301
Beaver Valley Energy Harbor Nuclear Corp. Containment Isolation Valve Water Testing, Request to extend the two-year testing frequency specified in ISTC-3630(a) 04/06/2020 ML20097C373 04/08/2020 ML20099K215
Seabrook NextEra Energy Seabrook, LLC Relief from IWB-2413 (b) and (c) MSIP weld, IWA-2430 (d)(1)(2) 10-yr vessel IVVI exam, and Pressurizer Head to Shell Weld (B-B) 04/05/2020 ML20097A021 04/08/2020 ML20101H391
Beaver Valley Energy Harbor Nuclear Corp. Hot Leg Nozzle Inspection, Request to extend the frequency of Code Case N-770-2, Table 1, Item A-2 04/02/2020 ML20093E657 04/09/2020 ML20100N322
Beaver Valley Energy Harbor Nuclear Corp. Bottom Mounted Instrumentation, Request to extend the examination frequency specified in Code Case N-722-1, Table 1 for Item B15.80 04/03/2020 ML20094G936
Comanche Peak Vistra Operations Company, LLC Relief Request to Defer Check & Relief Valve Inservice Testing (IST) and inservice inspection (ISI) from Spring 2020 Outage to Fall 2021 Outage 04/07/2020
04/10/2020(S)
ML20099D059
ML20101L082
04/09/2020
04/10/2020
ML20101P040 (IST)
ML20104A001 (ISI)
Comanche Peak Vistra Operations Company, LLC Relief Request to Defer Snubber Testing and Inspection from Spring 2020 Outage to Fall 2021 Outage (COVID-19) 04/10/2020
04/13/2020(S)
ML20101K726
ML20104C062
04/14/2020 ML20105A353
Comanche Peak Vistra Operations Company, LLC Relief Request to Defer (1) Reactor Vessel Nozzle Dissimilar Metal Welds Ultrasonic Inspection, (2) Bottom Mounted Instrumentation Visual Inspection, and (3) Reactor Head Penetration Visual Inspection from Spring 2020 Outage to Fall 2020 Outage 04/09/2020 ML20100G562 04/15/2020 ML20106F235
Callaway Union Electric Co. Containment Post-tension IWL Tendon Surveillance 04/06/2020 ML20097F643 04/20/2020 ML20107H978
Braidwood Exelon Generation Company, LLC Deferral of 10 CFR 50.55a Owner's Activity Report 04/17/2020 ML20108F528 04/30/2020 ML20113F041
Byron
Calvert Cliffs
Ginna
LaSalle
Limerick
Nine Mile Point
Quad Cities

(S) – Indicates supplement to initial licensee submission

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COVID-19 Non-Power Reactor Approved Licensing Actions

Exemptions Requests

Facility Title Date Received ML# Decision Date ML#
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Exemption from Select Requirements of 10 CFR Part 55, "Operators' Licenses" 05/11/2020 ML20135H166 05/15/2020 ML20135H188
National Institute of Standards and Technology Exemption from Select Requirements of 10 CFR Part 55, "Operators' Licenses" 05/11/2020 ML20136A442 05/18/2020 ML20133J915
The University of Missouri at Columbia Exemption from Select Requirements of 10 CFR Part 20, Standards for Protection Against Radiation 05/04/2020 ML20126G458 05/18/2020 ML20128J494
Idaho State University Exemption from Select Requirements of 10 CFR Part 55 05/12/2020 ML20135G76 05/22/2020 ML20142A499
University of Maryland Exemption from Select Requirements of 10 CFR Part 55 05/13/2020 ML20142A271 05/22/2020 ML20142A288

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License Amendment Requests

Facility Title Date Received ML# Decision Date ML#
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Amendment to Extend Implementation Date of License Amendment No. 42 04/21/2020
05/27/2020(S)
ML20122A062
ML20149K414
05/29/2020 ML20119A827

(S) – Indicates supplement to initial licensee submission

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Tuesday, June 02, 2020