On March 1, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) released a report from the NRC’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) titled “Audit of NRC’s Oversight of Security at Decommissioning Reactors.”
Senator Benjamin Cardin (D-MD), along with a bipartisan group of senators that includes John McCain (R-AZ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Dick Durbin (D-IL), introduced S.94, the “Counteracting Russian Hostilities Act of 2017.”
On February 23, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) held a joint meeting to discuss “Grid Reliability, Protection of Critical Infrastructure Information, and Nuclear Power Plants.”
On February 13, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) held a second public meeting regarding the role of third parties in reviewing and possibly reversing licensee access authorization and fitness-for-duty (FFD) determinations.
Over the last few years, a Defense Science Board task force evaluated energy systems for remote or forward operating bases, and its final report, dated August 2016, was recently made available to the public.
Section 50.69 of the regulations of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) provides an option for licensees of nuclear power plants to establish a program for risk-informed treatment of structures, systems, and components (SSCs), such as quality assurance and maintenance.
Congratulations to Morgan Lewis client NuScale Power on submitting to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) the first-ever application for design approval of a small modular reactor (SMR).
Morgan Lewis’s energy team has been named as a Law360 Practice Group of the Year for 2016. The Morgan Lewis team was one of only four chosen from a group of practices at more than 600 firms considered for the distinction.
For over 50 years, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has provided the public with access to federal government records.
On December 29, the IRS and the US Department of the Treasury issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) laying out proposed regulations that provide welcome clarifications to and expansions of the final regulations under Section 468A of the Internal Revenue Code (Code).