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NRC seeks comments on new fee schedule for FY 2024
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is asking for feedback on proposed changes to the annual, licensing, inspection, and special projects fees for fiscal year 2024.
The proposed fee rule, published February 20 in the Federal Register, is based on the FY 2024 Congressional Budget Justification as a full-year appropriation, but it has not yet been enacted. The final rule will be based on the NRC’s actual appropriation, and the agency will update the final fee schedule as appropriate.
Huan Zhang, Shelly X. Li, Michael F. Simpson
Nuclear Technology | Volume 208 | Number 3 | March 2022 | Pages 494-502
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2021.1913031
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
This study addressed the problem of measuring the total mass of molten salt in a nuclear system such as a nuclear fuel electrorefiner or a molten salt reactor. In theory, soluble tracers can be added to an unknown amount of salt. Measurement of the tracer concentration after allowing time to homogenize the salt and elemental analysis can be used to calculate the total mass of salt in the system. In this study, the mass of a molten salt mixture of equimolar NaCl-CaCl2 was measured using this method for several sequential additions of the tracer salt. Two different tracers (CeCl3 and KCl) with known mass were used in determining the total mass of NaCl-CaCl2 salt in a crucible at 650°C. By limiting the method to tracer concentrations higher than 1.1 wt%, the average mass determination error was 2.39% and 1.82% for CeCl3 and KCl, respectively. Mass estimations were mostly high by this amount compared to the actually known mass.