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Download as PDF 5254 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 20 / Tuesday, February 1, 2005 / Notices authority to act for the petitioners/ requestors with respect to that contention. Those permitted to intervene become parties to the proceeding, subject to any limitations in the order granting leave to intervene, and have the opportunity to participate fully in the conduct of the hearing. Since the Commission has made a final determination that the amendment involves no significant hazards consideration, if a hearing is requested, it will not stay the effectiveness of the amendment. Any hearing held would take place while the amendment is in effect. A request for a hearing or a petition for leave to intervene must be filed by: (1) First class mail addressed to the Office of the Secretary of the Commission, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, Attention: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff; (2) courier, express mail, and expedited delivery services: Office of the Secretary, Sixteenth Floor, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852, Attention: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff; (3) e-mail addressed to the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, HearingDocket@nrc.gov; or (4) facsimile transmission addressed to the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, Attention: Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff at (301) 415–1101, verification number is (301) 415–1966. A copy of the request for hearing and petition for leave to intervene should also be sent to the Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, and it is requested that copies be transmitted either by means of facsimile transmission to (301) 415–3725 or by email to OGCMailCenter@nrc.gov. A copy of the request for hearing and petition for leave to intervene should also be sent to the attorney for the licensee. Nontimely requests and/or petitions and contentions will not be entertained absent a determination by the Commission or the presiding officer or the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board that the petition, request and/or the contentions should be granted based on a balancing of the factors specified in 10 CFR 2.309(a)(1)(I)–(viii). STP Nuclear Operating Company, Docket No. 50–498, South Texas Project, Unit 1, Matagorda County, Texas Date of amendment request: January 6, 2005. Description of amendment request: The amendment revises Technical Specification (TS) 3.7.4, ‘‘Essential VerDate jul<14>2003 15:06 Jan 31, 2005 Jkt 205001 Cooling Water System,’’ and the associated TS for systems supported by the Essential Cooling Water (ECW), to extend the allowed outage time for an additional 7 days for ECW Train B as a one-time change for the purpose of making repairs to the Train B ECW pump. Date of issuance: January 10, 2005. Effective date: Effective as of the date of issuance and shall be implemented immediately. Amendment No.: 169. Facility Operating License No. NPF– 76: Amendment revises the technical specifications. Public comments requested as to proposed no significant hazards consideration (NSHC): No. The Commission’s related evaluation of the amendment, finding of emergency circumstances, state consultation, and final NSHC determination are contained in a safety evaluation dated January 10, 2005. Attorney for licensee: A.H. Gutterman, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004. NRC Section Chief: Michael K. Webb, Acting. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 24th day of January 2005. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Ledyard B. Marsh, Director, Division of Licensing Project Management Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 05–1574 Filed 1–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Notice of Availability of Draft NUREG– 1800, Revision 1; ‘‘Standard Review Plan for Review of License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants’’ and Draft NUREG–1801, Revision 1; ‘‘Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report’’ Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). ACTION: Issuance of draft NUREG–1800 ‘‘Standard Review Plan for Review of License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants’’ and draft NUREG–1801, ‘‘Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report’’ for public comment; and announcement of public workshop. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The NRC staff is issuing drafts of the revised NUREG–1800; ‘‘Standard Review Plan for License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants’’ (SRP–LR); and the revised NUREG– PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1801, ‘‘Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report’’ for public comment. These revised documents describe methods acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing the license renewal rule, Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations part 54 (10 CFR part 54), as well as techniques used by the NRC staff in evaluating applications for license renewals. The NRC is also announcing a public workshop to facilitate gathering public comments on the drafts of these revised documents. These draft documents supersede the preliminary draft documents that were publicly announced and placed on the NRC’s Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/ operating/licensing/renewal/guidance/ updated-guidance.html on September 30, 2004. The NRC is especially interested in stakeholder comments that will improve the safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of the license renewal process. DATES: Comments may be submitted on revised SRP-LR and the draft GALL Report, accompanied by supporting data, by March 30, 2005. Comments received after this date will be considered, if it is practical to do so, but the NRC staff is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. A public workshop is planned for March 2, 2005, at NRC’s headquarters and is announced on the NRC’s Web site at http:// www.nrc.gov/public-involve/publicmeetings/meeting-schedule.html. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted to: Chief Rules and Directives Branch, Division of Administrative Services, Office of Administration, Mailstop T–6D59, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, 20555–0001. Comments should be delivered to: 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, Room T–6D59, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. on Federal workdays. Comments may also be provided via e-mail at NRCREP@NRC.GOV. The NRC maintains an Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS), which provides text and image files of NRC’s public documents. These documents may be accessed through the NRC’s Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at http: //www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS, or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, should contact the NRC’s PDR Reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, or 301–414–4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jerry Dozier, License Renewal Project E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 20 / Tuesday, February 1, 2005 / Notices Manager, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Mail Stop O–11F1, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, telephone 301 415–1014, or e-mail jxd@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Draft Standard Review Plan for License Renewal The NRC staff proposes to revise the July 2001 version of NUREG–1800, ‘‘Standard Review Plan for Review of License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants’’ (SRP–LR). The SRP–LR provides guidance to NRC staff reviewers in performing safety reviews of applications to renew licenses of nuclear power plants in accordance with the license renewal rule. The draft SRP–LR is under ADAMS Accession number ML050190137. The SRP–LR is being revised to incorporate lessons learned from the review of a number of previous license renewal applications, as well as to make changes corresponding to the update of the GALL Report. The draft SRP–LR contains four major chapters: (1) Administrative Information; (2) Scoping and Screening Methodology for Identifying Structures and Components Subject to Aging Management Review, and Implementation Results; (3) Aging Management Review Results; and (4) Time-Limited Aging Analyses. In addition, three Branch Technical Positions are in an Appendix to the SRP–LR. Draft Generic Aging Lessons Learned Report, Revision 1 The Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report, Revision 1, is an update to the July 2001 version; the report format is largely unchanged. The GALL Report Volumes 1 and 2 are available under ADAMS accession number ML050270004 and ML050270052, respectively. The adequacy of the generic aging management programs in managing certain aging effects for particular structures and components will continue to be evaluated based on the review of the following ten program elements: (1) Scope of program, (2) preventive actions, (3) parameters monitored or inspected, (4) detection of aging effects, (5) monitoring and trending, (6) acceptance criteria, (7) corrective actions, (8) confirmation process, (9) administrative controls, and (10) operating experience. The GALL Report is a technical basis document for the SRP–LR and should be treated in the same manner as an approved topical report that is applicable generically. VerDate jul<14>2003 15:06 Jan 31, 2005 Jkt 205001 Solicitation of Comments The comments should include supporting justification in enough detail for the NRC staff to evaluate the need for changes in the guidance, as well as references to the operating experience, industry standards, or other relevant reference materials that provide a sound technical basis for such changes. The NRC is also interested in comments that will improve the clarity of the documents so that the improved guidance will provide a stable and predictable evaluation standard for future renewal applications. Editorial and style comments are not necessary because we expect that the guidance documents will need to be reformatted and edited before they are issued in final form. Questions for Public Comments Although the NRC invites public comments on all information contained in these draft documents, responses to the following question are particularly solicited. The GALL Report evaluates many existing programs for their adequacy to manage aging for license renewal. The license renewal guidance documents reference plant-specific aging management programs (AMP) when it is not clear if an appropriate widely-used (generic) AMP is available. Are there alternative generic AMPs that can be substituted for the plant-specific evaluations that are still referenced in Chapters II–VIII of the GALL Report? The commenter should provide justification to support any suggestions. Public Workshop A public workshop is scheduled during the public comment period. Scheduled for March 2, 2005, this workshop will be held in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room, O– 1G16, at OWFN, the NRC headquarters. The formal meeting notice is available at http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/ public-meetings/meeting-schedule.html. It is anticipated that the workshop will provide the participants an opportunity to obtain further information, to ask questions, to make comments to add to the discussion, or otherwise to facilitate the public in formulating and preparing written comments for NRC staff consideration on these revised license renewal guidance documents. To ensure that all of the ideas raised are recorded, the workshop will be transcribed and the NRC staff will prepare a summary report to categorize the comments. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 27th day of January 2005. PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5255 For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Pao-Tsin Kuo, Program Director, License Renewal and Environmental Impacts Program, Division of Regulatory Improvement Programs, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. 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Notice of Availability of Draft NUREG-1800, Revision 1; 
``Standard Review Plan for Review of License Renewal Applications for 
Nuclear Power Plants'' and Draft NUREG-1801, Revision 1; ``Generic 
Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report''

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Issuance of draft NUREG-1800 ``Standard Review Plan for Review 
of License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants'' and draft 
NUREG-1801, ``Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report'' for public 
comment; and announcement of public workshop.

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SUMMARY: The NRC staff is issuing drafts of the revised NUREG-1800; 
``Standard Review Plan for License Renewal Applications for Nuclear 
Power Plants'' (SRP-LR); and the revised NUREG-1801, ``Generic Aging 
Lessons Learned (GALL) Report'' for public comment. These revised 
documents describe methods acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing 
the license renewal rule, Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations part 54 
(10 CFR part 54), as well as techniques used by the NRC staff in 
evaluating applications for license renewals. The NRC is also 
announcing a public workshop to facilitate gathering public comments on 
the drafts of these revised documents. These draft documents supersede 
the preliminary draft documents that were publicly announced and placed 
on the NRC's Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/
licensing/renewal/guidance/updated-guidance.html on September 30, 2004. 
The NRC is especially interested in stakeholder comments that will 
improve the safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of the license 
renewal process.

DATES: Comments may be submitted on revised SRP-LR and the draft GALL 
Report, accompanied by supporting data, by March 30, 2005. Comments 
received after this date will be considered, if it is practical to do 
so, but the NRC staff is able to ensure consideration only for comments 
received on or before this date. A public workshop is planned for March 
2, 2005, at NRC's headquarters and is announced on the NRC's Web site 
at http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/public-meetings/meeting-
schedule.html.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted to: Chief Rules and 
Directives Branch, Division of Administrative Services, Office of 
Administration, Mailstop T-6D59, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC, 20555-0001. Comments should be delivered to: 11545 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, Room T-6D59, between 7:30 a.m. and 
4:15 p.m. on Federal workdays. Comments may also be provided via e-mail 
at NRCREP@NRC.GOV. The NRC maintains an Agencywide Documents Access and 
Management System (ADAMS), which provides text and image files of NRC's 
public documents. These documents may be accessed through the NRC's 
Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at http: //www.nrc.gov/
reading-rm/adams.html. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS, or who 
encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, should 
contact the NRC's PDR Reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, or 301-414-
4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jerry Dozier, License Renewal 
Project

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Manager, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Mail Stop O-11F1, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone 301 
415-1014, or e-mail jxd@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Draft Standard Review Plan for License Renewal

    The NRC staff proposes to revise the July 2001 version of NUREG-
1800, ``Standard Review Plan for Review of License Renewal Applications 
for Nuclear Power Plants'' (SRP-LR). The SRP-LR provides guidance to 
NRC staff reviewers in performing safety reviews of applications to 
renew licenses of nuclear power plants in accordance with the license 
renewal rule. The draft SRP-LR is under ADAMS Accession number 
ML050190137. The SRP-LR is being revised to incorporate lessons learned 
from the review of a number of previous license renewal applications, 
as well as to make changes corresponding to the update of the GALL 
Report. The draft SRP-LR contains four major chapters: (1) 
Administrative Information; (2) Scoping and Screening Methodology for 
Identifying Structures and Components Subject to Aging Management 
Review, and Implementation Results; (3) Aging Management Review 
Results; and (4) Time-Limited Aging Analyses. In addition, three Branch 
Technical Positions are in an Appendix to the SRP-LR.

Draft Generic Aging Lessons Learned Report, Revision 1

    The Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report, Revision 1, is an 
update to the July 2001 version; the report format is largely 
unchanged. The GALL Report Volumes 1 and 2 are available under ADAMS 
accession number ML050270004 and ML050270052, respectively. The 
adequacy of the generic aging management programs in managing certain 
aging effects for particular structures and components will continue to 
be evaluated based on the review of the following ten program elements: 
(1) Scope of program, (2) preventive actions, (3) parameters monitored 
or inspected, (4) detection of aging effects, (5) monitoring and 
trending, (6) acceptance criteria, (7) corrective actions, (8) 
confirmation process, (9) administrative controls, and (10) operating 
experience. The GALL Report is a technical basis document for the SRP-
LR and should be treated in the same manner as an approved topical 
report that is applicable generically.

Solicitation of Comments

    The comments should include supporting justification in enough 
detail for the NRC staff to evaluate the need for changes in the 
guidance, as well as references to the operating experience, industry 
standards, or other relevant reference materials that provide a sound 
technical basis for such changes. The NRC is also interested in 
comments that will improve the clarity of the documents so that the 
improved guidance will provide a stable and predictable evaluation 
standard for future renewal applications. Editorial and style comments 
are not necessary because we expect that the guidance documents will 
need to be reformatted and edited before they are issued in final form.

Questions for Public Comments

    Although the NRC invites public comments on all information 
contained in these draft documents, responses to the following question 
are particularly solicited.
    The GALL Report evaluates many existing programs for their adequacy 
to manage aging for license renewal. The license renewal guidance 
documents reference plant-specific aging management programs (AMP) when 
it is not clear if an appropriate widely-used (generic) AMP is 
available. Are there alternative generic AMPs that can be substituted 
for the plant-specific evaluations that are still referenced in 
Chapters II-VIII of the GALL Report? The commenter should provide 
justification to support any suggestions.

Public Workshop

    A public workshop is scheduled during the public comment period. 
Scheduled for March 2, 2005, this workshop will be held in the 
Commissioners' Hearing Room, O-1G16, at OWFN, the NRC headquarters. The 
formal meeting notice is available at http://www.nrc.gov/public-
involve/public-meetings/meeting-schedule.html. It is anticipated that 
the workshop will provide the participants an opportunity to obtain 
further information, to ask questions, to make comments to add to the 
discussion, or otherwise to facilitate the public in formulating and 
preparing written comments for NRC staff consideration on these revised 
license renewal guidance documents. To ensure that all of the ideas 
raised are recorded, the workshop will be transcribed and the NRC staff 
will prepare a summary report to categorize the comments.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 27th day of January 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Pao-Tsin Kuo,
Program Director, License Renewal and Environmental Impacts Program, 
Division of Regulatory Improvement Programs, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation.
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