Performance Assessment at the NRC: Current Issues and Recent Progress
Performance assessment plays a major role in the NRC's licensing program for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste. Planned and recent performance assessment activities...

Certification Challenges in the Development of an Innovative High Payload Capacity Spent Fuel Transportation Cask
The design approach and certification strategy used in the development of an innovative transportation cask for legal weight truck shipments of spent nuclear fuel is presented. The proposed...

Plans for Characterization of the Potential Geologic Repository Site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada
Site investigations in the vicinity of the potential repository site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, have occurred for many years. This is due to the proximity of the potential repository site...

Systems Engineering Applied to a Regulatory Program
The Nuclear Waste Policy Act directs the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to complete the licensing hearing process for the High-Level Radioactive Waste Geologic Repository within three years,...

The DWPF Product, and Its Qualification Program
The Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) will be the first facility in the nation capable of immobilizing high-level nuclear waste. Production of DWPF...

Overview of the U.S. Department of Energy's Pace-90 Geologic Repository Performance Assessment Exercise Activity
During 1989, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiated a determined effort to integrate and focus the performance-assessment activities required to support the preparation of an Environmental...

Possum Kingdom Lake: The Impact of Releases for Fish and Wildlife
Possum Kingdom Lake is a 570,000 acre-foot reservoir on the Brazos River in Palo Pinto County, Texas, owned and operated by the Brazos River Authority (BRA). In 1985 the BRA applied to...

The Fine Print
An engineer who uses software, or supervises those who do, must know the laws regulating its purchase and use. Whether a company contracts for custom software, or leases, licenses or contracts...

Development of State Marine Recreational Fisheries Licensing on the Atlantic Coast

Status of Hydropower Development at Corps of Engineers Dams
The Corps of Engineers is the largest single supplier of hydroelectric power in the United States with 74 projects and an installed capacity of 20,839 MW. In addition, 33 Corps projects...

Relicensing: The New Rules of the Game
The Electric Consumer Protection Act of 1986 is an elaborate array of procedures and decisional standards that guide the Commission's consideration of both initial license and Federal...

Compliance Administration in the Office of Hydropower Licensing
Since the passage of the Electric Consumers Protection Act (ECPA) on October 16, 1986, the Commission has effected a number of organizational, programmatic and regulatory changes consistent...

The Role of the Division of Project Review as Part of the Reorganization of the Office of Hydropower Licensing

Licensing the Moose River Hydroelectric Project
This paper describes environmental considerations in the licensing and permitting of the Moose River Hydroelectric Project, a 12.2 MW development in Central New York State. It illustrates...

Licensing in the 1990's: Can FERC Be a One-Stop Shop?
The Federal Water Power Act of 1920 was enacted in order to create a comprehensive licensing scheme for hydroelectric power development. Central to that scheme was the consolidation of...

Optimum Use of the Water Resource a Factor in the Hydroelectric Relicense Process
To meet Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requirements for a new license, owners must demonstrate full development of the available water resource. This paper presents an approach...

EPRI's Hydro Relicensing Strategy
The most successful relicensing program is anticipated to involve an aggressive, proactive strategy as follows: select a small, responsive management team to make the decisions concerning...

An Alternative for Open Channel Flow Monitoring and Documentation

Water Quality Studies for Hydro Licenses
Three case studies on the impact of hydro operation on dissolved oxygen concentration performed for hydro license applications are utilized in a discussion of water quality issues. A negative...

Instream Flow and Energy Production Studies for Hydro Relicensing
A methodology for assessing the effects of alternative flow release scenarios on both aquatic habitat and on energy production was utilized during instream flow studies at a 72-MW hydroelectric...

 

 

 

 

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