United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Recent FOIA Requests – October 2019

This page presents a chronological listing of the subject and reference number of each Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act (FOIA/PA) Request submitted to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) during October 2019. For additional detail, see the Index of Closed FOIA/PA Requests by Subject.

Tracking Number Requester's Name Requester's Organization Request Description Received Date
2019-000436 Dr. Kevan C. Crawford   Documents in the NRC docket for the non-power reactor licensee at Idaho State University, as specified 09/30/2019
2019-000438 Diane Curran Harmon, Curran, Speilberg & Eisenberg LLP Appeal the lack of response to NRC-2018-000831, which requested access to and copies of records generated or received by NRC relating to past, existing or proposed harvesting of aged materials from operating nuclear reactors and decommissioning or decommissioned nuclear reactors 09/30/2019
2019-000439 Brent Wells Simmons Hanly Conroy Information on GE Aviation Facilities located at 1 Neumann Way, Cincinnati, OH 45215 and 1200 Jaybird Rd, Peebles OH 45660.  We request information for the following categories: NRC Permits, License, Inspection data and/or monitoring data, and Inspections reports or notices of violations.  We request these on both of the GE Aviation facilities 09/30/2019
2019-000440 Ann M. Hurley McDonald Toole Wiggins, P.A. Any and all investigations, inspections, complaints, witness statements, reports, fines levied, photos, video, audio, or any information or public document in your possession regarding the incident of named individual at the Florida Power & Light St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant, and any and all records of contact with named individual 09/30/2019
2019-000441 Charles Langley Public Watchdogs Please provide the Current Licensing Basis (CLB) for San Onofre Units #1, #2 and #3 as defined in § 54.3 Definitions.  Please provide electronic copies or their location in ADAMS by ML number. 09/30/2019
2019-000442 Dr. Margaret E. Halloran CISA Am curious, there are people getting cyber pay for administration of program to give out cyber pay. Yet, I have GS13 who forks full time on IT systems, hardworking, and doesn't get cyber pay. What are the parameters? 09/30/2019
2020-000001 Sarah Akerson   Documents and records regarding the selection and recruitment of the current Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel Administrative Law Judges (ALJs). Per NRC Management Directive on Administrative Judge and Compensation and Staffing, MD 10.153, please provide documents that include the following information:
o The role of the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO) in the selection and recruitment of the current NRC ALJs.
o The role of the Chief ALJ, or his designee, in the selection and recruitment of the current NRC ALJs.
o Whether the announcements for the legal and technical administrative NRC ALJs positions currently filled were issued separately, or whether they were combined.
o The interview and evaluation process of each current NRC ALJ.
o The register presented by the Administrative Judge Review Committee (AJRC) to the Commission for each current ALJ that shows who the contending ALJs were, during the selection process (a minimum of two candidates per position is required).
o The role of the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) in determining the financial holdings and the potential conflicts of interest of each ALJ, prior to final selection.
o A short summary of the recruiting process, the recruiting sources, the number of applicants and the number of qualified applicants presented to the Commission.
o The date that each current NRC ALJ was selected/appointed.
o The term of each NRC ALJ.
o The part-time or full-time status us each NRC ALJ.
10/01/2019
2020-000002 Samantha Gross Miami Herald Access to and copies of Florida Power & Light Letter (01-17-2019) EA-18-066 10/01/2019
2020-000003 Bobby Vaughn, Jr.   The original certificate of compliance document(s); memorandas; e-mails; pertaining to the NRC issuing the initial certification decision for uranium enrichment plants in Paducah, KY and Piketon, OH (USEC).  These original documents/certification were approved approximately around the dates of November 16th, 1996 - November 27th, 1996 10/01/2019
2020-000004 Sarah Akerson   Does the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) have any programs, policies or subcommittees in place similar to the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Differing Professional Opinions? If so, please provide the following information:  The names of any and all such NRC programs, policies or subcommittees, and all documents pertaining to such programs, policies and subcommittees, as specified 10/02/2019
2020-000005 Liam J. Paskvan Massachusetts Office of Attorney General All records created between January 1, 1995 and October 3, 2019, pertaining to the Master Decommissioning Trust Agreement governing Pilgrim's decommissioning trust fund, entered into on or about January 1, 1995, between Boston Edison Company and Mellon Bank, N.A.; all amended versions of the Agreement, including Amendment No. 3; and notices submitted to the NRC under Pilgrim's Renewed Licenses DPR-35 condition J(5)(b) regarding any amendment to the Agreement from the date it was created through October 3, 2019, and the NRC's response(s), if any, to those notices 10/03/2019
2020-000006 Thomas Devine Government Accountability Project All documents and communications, for the time period of January 20, 2017 to the present,  regarding civil nuclear cooperation with Middle Eastern countries, most notably Saudi Arabia; the "Middle East Marshall Plan"; Negotiation of a U.S. Saudi "123" Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement; documents, briefings, correspondence, and/or telephone conversations regarding the "International Peace Power and Prosperity" (IP3 Corporation) and its proposal for nuclear and cyber cooperation with various Middle Eastern countries, to include Saudi Arabia; and documents and deliberations regarding Westinghouse, to include its March 2017 bankruptcy and the U.S. Government's subsequent policy response 10/04/2019
2020-000007 Robert Leyse   In relation to a December 13, 1984 memorandum, regarding a telephone conversation with Wayne Lanning on December 12, 1984,  a copy of the Office for Analysis and Evaluation of Operational Data (AEOD) memorandum dated February 28, 1984, the AEOD evaluation, the memorandum dated October 3, 1984, "UHI-Ultra High Risk" with the obscured features, the joint AEOD/NRR response to Keppler, and all the records pertaining to the technical relationship between the Nuclear Safety Analysis Center (NSAC) and AEOD 10/07/2019
2020-000008 Pricilla Leonard Conner & Winters The following items, as referenced in the Notice of Violation (ML19234A332): 1) The report for OI investigation No. 2-2017-024; 2) the corrective action program package for the March 13, 2017 condition report (including the initial condition report); 3) the March 14, 2017 email from Florida Power and Light's (FPL) Regional VP - Operations to the Framatome VP of Outage Services; and 4) all emails replying to or forwarding the March 14, 2017 email 10/07/2019
2020-000009 Dr. Eleanor Powell University of Wisconsin-Madison All congressional correspondence (i.e. the letters associated with these logs provided in NRC-2018-000309) received by NRC between January 1, 2007 and April 15, 2013 10/07/2019
2020-000010 Sarah Akerson   On May 28, 2018, The Atlantic published an article, "The 60-Year Downfall of Nuclear Power in the U.S. Has Left a Huge Mess, regarding the Hanford nuclear site, in Washington". I am requesting the sealed documents mentioned in this article, including:  The name of the whistle blower, a detailed description of the whistle blower's allegations, as well as who the allegations were first reported to, any and all, documents pertaining to the outcome of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raid, any and all transcripts of the trial, any and all documents related to the outcome of the trial, including the federal grand jury's conclusions 10/08/2019
2020-000011 Bobby Vaughn, Jr.   All Electronic Warehouse Receipts (EWR), documents of title, and all related records for all Segregated Units of Uranium (SUU) previously and currently stored at the ConverDyn / Honeywell - MTW uranium conversion facility in Metropolis, Illinois, and all accompanying documents, memorandums, notifications of arrival, letters pertaining to SUUs and EWRs, within the timeline of January 1, 1957 - October 10, 2019 10/10/2019
2020-000012 Kyung-min Yoon KEPCO Nuclear Fuel Co., Ltd. Letter titled "Combustion Engineering Emergency Core Cooling System Evaluation Model", dated November 12, 1976, from K. Niel to A.E. Scherer 10/11/2019
2020-000013 Michael Aguirre Aguirre & Severson LLP All writings and records of communication relating to the conclusions Lee Brookhart made on March 23, 2019 relating to the San Onofre nuclear waste site, as stated in attached March 2019 conclusion, and how the NRC reached a different conclusion in a July 9, 2019 report approved by Greg Warnick, as stated in attached July 2019 conclusion 10/11/2019
2020-000014 Bobby Vaughn, Jr.   Records dated between 1956 – 2000, from the off-site records centers. There are 96 boxes of records pertaining to "All documents, records, receipts, papers, memoranda, e-mails, all things on paper and electronic, etc. pertaining to shipments to and from the formerly entitled Allied-Signal; Allied-Chemical; Honeywell Metropolis-Works, Honeywell, ConverDyn.  The aforementioned names are in regard to the same uranium processing/conversion facility in Metropolis, Illinois, 62960, as the plant went by various names at different times." 10/11/2019
2020-000015 Bobby Vaughn, Jr.   All records pertaining to the Allied-Signal / Metropolis Works DUF6 - uranium oxide pilot plant within the time frame of January 1, 1997 - December 31, 1998. 10/11/2019
2020-000016 Kevin Esperas   Nuclear license verification 10/15/2019
2020-000017 Kevin Esperas   Nuclear license verification 10/15/2019
2020-000019 Sarah Akerson   According to a Wikipedia article, on February 26, 1982, the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) Unit 1 was temporarily closed, due to seismic concerns. I am requesting any and all documents related to this event and which might include:  Who determined there was a seismic risk? How and why was it determined there was a seismic risk? On what date was the risk determined? On what date was the NRC notified of the risk? How did Southern California Edison (SCE), other plant owners and any additional parties of interest remediate the risk? Was the public made aware of this risk and of the temporary shutdown?  If so, how and on what date? 10/16/2019
2020-000020 Jalen Benjamin ERIS The Material Licensing Tracking System (MLTS) database. This database would go back as far as possible or 01/01/1980 to the current date. This database would include, but not limited to active and inactive sites. This database would include all available address/location information. 10/21/2019
2020-000021 Sarah Akerson   According to Wikipedia, the U.S. is one of thirteen countries that have disposed nuclear waste in the ocean. I am requesting copies of documents that include the missing information in this article, regarding:
1) The exact quantity of waste of that was disposed of (for each incident of disposal); 2) What type(s) of containers the waste is stored in; 3) How long the containers are warrantied to last; 4) Whether the DOE, NRC, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or any other government agency monitors these containers, to determine whether they have already leaked, have begun to leak, or are at risk of leaking soon; 5) Whether there is any intention to retrieve the containers, before the containers corrode (if they have not done so already); 6) The date(s) on which the canisters will be retrieved (if they are to be retrieved); and 7) Whether there are any plans to remediate any resulting environmental damage that may have already occurred
10/22/2019
2020-000022 Carlos Sisco Winston & Strawn LLP The Non-Proprietary/Non-Sensitive components of the Package Number 8304060250, in relation to NRC-2018-000438 final response 10/23/2019
2020-000023 Priscilla Leonard Conner & Winters OI Investigation report relating to case no. 2-2018-002 10/23/2019
2020-000024 Priscilla Leonard Conner & Winters OI Investigation report relating to case no. 2-2017-033 10/23/2019
2020-000025 Allyson Vieira The George Washington University A copy of the 1981 study by Bechtel Group's Human Interference Task Force conducted under the auspices of the National Waste Terminal Storage Program for submission to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission via the Department of Energy; authored by Thomas Sebeok 10/23/2019
2020-000026 Samuel Miranda   Appeal the denial of information in response to NRC-2019-000363 10/25/2019

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