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									Material Control and Accounting (MC&A)
  Licensing and Planned Rulemaking
           Activities at NRC

             Tom Pham – NRC
      NMMSS Users Annual Training Meeting
         Denver, CO – May 21, 2009

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             Overview

• MC&A Licensing Activities

• MC&A Rulemaking Activities




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      MC&A Licensing Review

• Shaw AREVA Mixed-Oxide (MOX)
  Services
• Louisiana Energy Services (LES)
• U.S. Enrichment Corporation (USEC)
• AREVA Enrichment Services
• GE-Hitachi Global Laser Enrichment

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       MC&A Licensing Review

• MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility
  – Aiken, South Carolina
  – Operations license application
  – NRC Review of submitted Fundamental
    Nuclear Material Control (FNMC) Plan
  – Operation/Production: anticipated 2014-16


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       MC&A Licensing Review

• LES National Enrichment Facility
  – Eunice, New Mexico
  – Operations license issued: June 2006
  – Hot Acceptance Testing: 2009
  – FNMC Plan Revision
  – Operation/Production: anticipated late 2009
    (first enrichment cascade)

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       MC&A Licensing Review

• USEC American Centrifuge Plant
  – Portsmouth, Ohio
  – Operations license issued: April 2007
  – Feed and Withdrawal System Design
    License Amendment: 2009
  – Operation/Production: anticipated late 2010
    (first enrichment cascade)

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       MC&A Licensing Review

• AREVA Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility
  – Bonneville County, Idaho
  – FNMC Plan submittal: December 2008
  – FNMC Plan revision for facility’s throughput
    expansion: April 2009
  – Issuance of license: anticipated 2011



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       MC&A Licensing Review

• GE-Hitachi Global Laser Enrichment
  Facility
  – Wilmington, North Carolina
  – Operations application submittal: 2009
  – Issuance of license: anticipated 2012




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     Planned MC&A Rulemaking
• April 25, 2008: SECY-08-0059 – Rulemaking
  Plan Part 74 – MC&A of SNM
• February 5, 2009: Staff Requirements
  Memorandum
  – Commission selected Option 4: Rulemaking limited
    to revising and consolidating current MC&A
    regulations in Part 74
  – Commission directed staff to integrate other options
    in SECY-08-0059 into the regulatory framework for
    reprocessing facilities
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     Planned MC&A Rulemaking

• Part 74 rulemaking schedule:
  – Technical basis for the rulemaking:
    March 2010
  – Proposed rule and public comments:
    April 2011
  – Final rule and guidance documents:
    April 2012


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     Planned MC&A Rulemaking
• Revision of Part 74 regulations proposed:
  – Relocation of Part 72 (spent nuclear fuel)
  – Revision of Subpart B – General Provisions
    to include general performance objectives
    and basic system capabilities applicable to
    all licensed SNM facilities
  – Revision and addition of definition terms
    (e.g., MC&A, item, receipt, material balance
    area, physical inventory, waste, etc.)
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     Planned MC&A Rulemaking
• Revision of Part 74 regulations proposed
  (continued):
  – Revision and/or elimination of current MC&A
    exemptions (e.g., reprocessing facilities from
    Category I requirements, 500-gram item control for
    Category III facilities)
  – Addition of the two-person rule (complementary to
    Part 73 requirements)
  – Revision and enhancement of the tamper-indicating
    device (seal) program
  – Other miscellaneous changes/revisions
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       Planned MC&A Rulemaking
• Revision of 14 Regulatory Guides Series 5
  (destructive & nondestructive measurements
  for uranium and plutonium, MC&A statistics,
  holdup material management, TIDs)
• Revision of MC&A NUREG guidance
  documents:
  –   NUREG-1280 for Category I facilities
  –   NUREG-xxxx for Category II facilities
  –   NUREG-1065 for Category III facilities
  –   NUREG/CR-5734 for Enrichment facilities
  –   NUREG/BR-0096 for NRC Form 327
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 Proposed MC&A Regulation Changes
• MC&A consideration in the regulatory
  framework for:
  – Reprocessing facilities (ongoing)
  – Part 73 Physical Protection rulemaking (Summer
    2009)
• Outstanding options in SECY-08-0059:
  – NRC SNM Categorization Table (modified threshold
    values, attractiveness levels, material subcategories
    and graded requirements, radioactive materials)
  – Diversion Path Analysis (conceivable and credible
    diversion paths & mitigating measures for a
    detection and response program)

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Questions & Answers




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