See the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) meeting announcement,linked here, and reproduced below:
 
Title: [NRC] Meeting with Nuclear Industry to Discuss COVID-19 Regulatory Impacts.
 
Dates and Times: March 20, 2020, 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM Eastern Time
 
Teleconference: Bridge Number (888) 469-2187; Pass Code9610583
 
Category: This is a Category 2 meeting. The public is invited to participate in this meeting by discussing regulatory issues with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) at designated points identified on the agenda.
 
Purpose: The purpose of the meeting is to discuss with the nuclear industry regulatory impacts due to COVID-19.
 
Contact: NRC staffers -- Ed Miller, 301-415-2481, Ed.Miller@nrc.gov; Mike Mahoney, 301-415-3867, Michael.Manoney@nrc.gov.
 
Participants: NRC staff listed above, plus external industry participants -- Nuclear Energy Institute; Entergy; NextEra.
 
Here is an audio recording of today's NRC teleconference meeting:
https://lhalevy.audioacrobat.com/download/lhalevy-20200320144127-5648.mp3
Thank you to Libbe HaLevy, Producer/Host, Nuclear Hotseat, for making this recording.
 

Nuclear Regulatory Commission - News Release
No: I-20-007 May 21, 2020
Contact: Diane Screnci, 610-337-5330 Neil Sheehan, 610-337-5331
 
NRC to Hold Virtual Meeting to Discuss
 
2019 Performance of Salem and Hope Creek Nuclear Power Plants
Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will discuss the 2019 safety performance of the Salem Units 1 and 2 and Hope Creek nuclear power plants during a virtual meeting scheduled for June 10.
 
Salem Units 1 and 2, and Hope Creek are located in Lower Alloways Creek Township, N.J., and operated by PSEG Nuclear LLC.
 
The session will begin at 5:30 p.m. Online registration is required to participate. After registering, a confirmation email will be sent with details for joining the meeting. To hear the presentation, those interested must register to obtain the phone call-in number.
 
NRC staff responsible for plant inspection and oversight will participate, including the resident inspectors based full-time at the site.
 
Salem and Hope Creek operated safely during 2019. At the conclusion of 2019, all inspection findings and performance indicators for the plants were green, or of very low safety significance. As a result, the plants will receive the normal level of oversight in 2020, which entails thousands of hours of inspection each year.
 
The NRC Reactor Oversight Process uses color-coded inspection findings and indicators to measure plant performance. The colors start at green and increase to white, yellow or red, commensurate with the safety significance of the issues involved. Inspection findings or performance indicators with more than very low safety significance trigger increased NRC oversight.
 
Inspections are performed by two NRC resident inspectors assigned to Salem and Hope Creek, respectively, and specialist inspectors from the Region I Office in King of Prussia, Pa.
 
The annual assessment letter for the Salem units and Hope Creek, as well as the meeting notice, are available on the NRC website. Current performance information for Salem Unit 1Unit 2 and Hope Creek is also available and updated quarterly.
 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission - News Release
No: 20-028 May 21, 2020
CONTACT: Scott Burnell, 301-415-8200
 
NRC Goes Virtual for 2020 Vendor Oversight Workshop
 
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold its seventh Workshop on Vendor Oversight using teleconferencing tools to maintain social distancing during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
 
The workshop will run from June 23-25, with presentations starting at 10 a.m. and concluding at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time each day. Those interested in attending the workshop should pre-register by the close of business on June 2. Registration requests after the deadline will be considered subject to webinar capacity.
 
The workshop will feature discussions between NRC staff, regulated utilities, nuclear power plant component vendors and other interested stakeholders. This year’s workshop topics will include component defect reporting guidance (Regulatory Guide 1.234), international vendor inspections, complying with quality assurance requirements by using codes and quality standards, commercial- grade dedication, and controlling a commercial item under a quality assurance program. Expected presenters will include NRC staff, international regulators, the Electric Power Research Institute, Luminant Power, Paragon, Sargent & Lundy, Curtiss Wright, and NuSource. NRC staff will be available at the end of each workshop session for additional discussions.
 
Members of the public who believe they need reasonable accommodations to participate in the workshop should contact Toni Sakadales by June 2, via e-mail at antoinette.sakadales@nrc.gov or via phone at (301) 415-6441. The NRC will consider requests for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.
 
SUBJECT: Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 – Partial Exemption from Certain Record Retention Requirements (EPID L-2019-LLE-0018)
 
ADAMS Accession Nos.:
LETTER:  ML20107J648
 
EXEMPTION:  ML20107J698
Dear COVID Strategist Letter Writers,
 
Docketed into ADAMS today 5/20/2020
 
Zip of two 
05/18/20 Letter and Enclosure to Vice President Michael R. Pence from Chairman Svinicki re: Provides Overview of Measures NRC has taken during the ongoing COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
 
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Michael J. Keegan
Don't Waste Michigan
2020/05/14 NRR E-mail Capture - Exelon Generation Company, LLC - Request for Additional Information Regarding Request to Extend Safety Relief Valve Test Interval
 
ADAMS Accession No. ML20135H197
 
Licensees:                     Energy Harbor Nuclear Corporation
Exelon Generation Company, LLC
Susquehanna Nuclear, LLC
 
Facilities:                       Beaver Valley Power Station (Beaver Valley), Units 1 and 2
Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant (Calvert Cliffs), Units 1 and 2
Limerick Nuclear Generating Station (Limerick), Units 1 and 2
Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station (Peach Bottom), Units 2 and 3
Susquehanna Steam Electric Station (Susquehanna), Units 1 and 2
 
Date/ Time:                   Thursday, June 18, 2020
5:30 p.m.
 
Location:                        Webinar (advance registration required)
 
Purpose:                        The NRC staff will host a webinar to present the NRC’s assessment of
safety performance at Beaver Valley, Calvert Cliffs, Limerick, Peach
Bottom, and Susquehanna for 2019, as described in the 2019 annual
assessment letters. Following the presentation, the NRC will respond to
questions specific to the safety performance of the stations and the
NRC’s role in ensuring safe plant operations.
 
...
Beaver Valley Power Station, Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Limerick Generating Station, Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, and Susquehanna Steam Electric Station - Notice of Public Meeting Webinar (Joint Annual Assessment Meeting) on 06/18/2020
 
ADAMS Accession No.  ML20139A153
 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission - News Release
No: IV-20-006 May 18, 2020
Contact: Victor Dricks, 817-200-1128
 
NRC Begins Special Inspection at River Bend Nuclear Power Plant
 
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has begun a special inspection at the River Bend nuclear power plant to review circumstances related to the failure of five portable emergency diesel generators during testing. The plant, operated by Entergy Operations, is located in St. Francisville, La.
 
The generators are used to supply power to plant systems in the event of a prolonged loss of off-site electrical power coupled with a failure of the permanently installed emergency generators. These portable generators were acquired as part of the facility’s safety enhancements mandated by the NRC following the 2011 accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi facility in Japan.
 
The three-member NRC team will develop a chronology of the test failures and evaluate the licensee’s causal analyses and the adequacy of corrective actions. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they will complete most of their work remotely. An inspection report documenting the team’s findings will be publicly available within 45 days of the end of the inspection.
 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission - News Release
No: II-20-015 May 12, 2020
Contact: Roger Hannah, 404-997-4417
 
NRC Schedules Virtual Meeting to Discuss 2019 Safety Performance of Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant Operating Units and Units Under Construction
 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will discuss the 2019 safety performance of the two operating units at the Vogtle nuclear power plant as well as the two units under construction at the site during a virtual meeting scheduled for May 20.
 
The Vogtle plant is located in east Georgia near Augusta and is operated by the Southern Nuclear Operating Co. The two operating units began operation in 1987 and 1989, and the two units under construction received combined operating licenses in 2012.
 
The session is scheduled for 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time with NRC employees responsible for plant inspections participating, including the operating and construction resident inspectors. The meeting will be accessible via Skype. For individuals without access to Skype, the telephone conference number is 301-415-0333, passcode is 68905#.
 
The NRC Reactor Oversight Process and the Construction Reactor Oversight Process, both requiring thousands of hours of inspection each year, use color-coded inspection findings and indicators to measure plant performance. The colors start at green and increase to white, yellow or red, commensurate with the safety significance of the issues involved. Inspection findings or performance indicators with more than very low safety significance trigger increased NRC oversight.
 
Inspections for the operating units and the construction units are performed by separate NRC resident inspectors and other inspection specialists from the NRC Region II office in Atlanta.
 
The NRC determined that the Vogtle operating units operated safely during 2019, but in March 2020, the NRC issued the final significance determination of a white finding and notice of violation involving a failure to adequately calibrate some containment radiation monitors. The failure would have resulted in overly conservative emergency declarations during certain accident scenarios. The NRC staff determined that Vogtle Units 1 and 2 are under increased oversight (retroactive to the third quarter of 2019) and will remain under increased oversight until the NRC completes a supplemental inspection to provide assurance that corrective actions address the causes and prevent recurrence. That inspection has not yet been scheduled.
 
The NRC found that Vogtle Units 3 and 4 are being built in a safe manner, and those units will remain under the NRC’s normal level of oversight for plants under construction.
 
The annual assessment letters for Vogtle 1 & 2 (the operating units) and Vogtle 3 & 4 (the units under construction), which include upcoming inspection plans, are available on the NRC website. Current performance information for Vogtle Unit 1Unit 2Unit 3, and Unit 4 is also available and is updated on a quarterly basis.
 

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