FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company; Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit 1; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact, 42112-42113 [05-14362]

Download as PDF 42112 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 139 / Thursday, July 21, 2005 / Notices White Flint North, Public File Area O1 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available records will be accessible electronically from the Agencywide Documents Access and Management Systems (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at the NRC Web site, 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 PDR Reference staff by telephone at 1–800–397–4209, or 301–415–4737 or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. Dated in Rockville, Maryland, this 11th day of July, 2005. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Jack Donohew, Senior Project Manager, Section 2, Project Directorate IV, Division of Licensing Project Management, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 05–14361 Filed 7–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–346] FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company; Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit 1; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an exemption from Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 50, Appendix R, Section III.G.3 for Facility Operating License No. NPF–3, issued to FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC or the licensee), for operation of the DavisBesse Nuclear Power Station, Unit 1 (DBNPS), located in Ottawa County, Ohio. Therefore, as required by 10 CFR 51.21, the NRC is issuing this environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact. Environmental Assessment Identification of the Proposed Action The proposed action would be an exemption to certain requirements of 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix R, ‘‘Fire Protection Program for Nuclear Power Facilities Operating Prior to January 1, 1979,’’ Section III.G.3, ‘‘Fire Protection of Safe Shutdown Capability.’’ Specifically, the licensee would be exempt from the requirements to install a fixed fire suppression system in Fire Area HH for DBNPS and to install fire detection in the approximately 4 VerDate jul<14>2003 19:42 Jul 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 percent of Fire Area HH not currently covered by a fire detection system. The proposed action is in accordance with the licensee’s application dated January 20, 2004 (Agencywide Documents Access Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML0420220470), as supplemented by letters dated September 3, 2004 (ADAMS Accession No. ML0402520326), and February 25, 2005 (ADAMS Accession No. ML050610249). The Need for the Proposed Action The requirements specified in 10 CFR 50, Appendix R, Section III.G.3, require fire detection and fixed fire suppression in areas for which alternate shutdown capability is provided. The total combustible loading in Fire Area HH is less than 20,000 BTU/ft 2. Existing fire protection capability in the area consists of a fire detection system, protecting Room 603 (approximately 96 percent of Fire Area HH, not including Rooms 603A and 603B) and manual fire suppression capability consisting of portable fire extinguishers and standpipe hose stations for the protection of the entire area. The exemption is needed because the current fire detection and fire suppression capability is sufficient to protect the health and safety of the public. Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action The NRC has completed its evaluation of the proposed action and concludes that the proposed exemption does not involve radioactive wastes, release of radioactive material into the atmosphere, solid radioactive waste, or liquid effluents released to the environment. The details of the staff’s safety evaluation will be provided in the exemption that will be issued as part of the letter to the licensee approving the exemption to the regulation. The DBNPS systems were evaluated in the Final Environmental Statement (FES) dated October 1975 (NUREG 75/ 097). The proposed exemption will not involve any change in the waste treatment systems described in the FES. The proposed action will not significantly increase the probability or consequences of accidents, no changes are being made in the types of effluents that may be released off site, and there is no significant increase in occupational or public radiation exposure. Therefore, there are no significant radiological environmental impacts associated with the proposed action. With regard to potential nonradiological impacts, the proposed PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 action does not have a potential to affect any historic sites. It does not affect nonradiological plant effluents and has no other environmental impact. Therefore, there are no significant non-radiological environmental impacts associated with the proposed action. Accordingly, the NRC concludes that there are no significant environmental impacts associated with the proposed action. Environmental Impacts of the Alternatives to the Proposed Action As an alternative to the proposed action, the staff considered denial of the proposed action (i.e., the ‘‘no-action’’ alternative). Denial of the application would result in no change in current environmental impacts. The environmental impacts of the proposed action and the alternative action are similar. Alternative Use of Resources The action does not involve the use of any different resource than those previously considered in the DBNPS FES dated October 1975. Agencies and Persons Consulted On April 8, 2005, the staff consulted with Ohio State official, Ms. Carol O’Claire of the Ohio Emergency Management Agency, regarding the environmental impact of the proposed action. The State official had no comments. Finding of No Significant Impact On the basis of the environmental assessment, the NRC concludes that the proposed action will not have a significant effect on the quality of the human environment. Accordingly, the NRC has determined not to prepare an environmental impact statement for the proposed action. For further details with respect to the proposed action, see the licensee’s letters dated January 20, 2004, September 3, 2004, and February 25, 2005. Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, Public File Area O1 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available records will be accessible electronically from the ADAMS Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at the NRC Web site, 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 PDR Reference staff by telephone at 1–800– E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 139 / Thursday, July 21, 2005 / Notices 42113 397–4209 or 301–415–4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 6th day of July, 2005. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. William A. Macon, Jr., Project Manager, Section 2, Project Directorate III, Division of Licensing Project Management, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 05–14362 Filed 7–20–05; 8:45 am] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request for Review of a Revised Information Collection: RI 78– 11 Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Review of a Currently Approved Information Collection: RI 20–120 Office of Personnel Management. AGENCY: BILLING CODE 7590–01–P ACTION: Notice. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, May 22, 1995), this notice announces that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a request for review of a revised information collection. RI 78–11, Medicare Part B Certification, collects information from annuitants, their spouses, and survivor annuitants to determine their eligibility under the Retired Federal Employees Health Benefits Program for a Government contribution toward the cost of Part B of Medicare. Approximately 100 RI 78–11 forms are completed annually. Each form requires approximately 10 minutes complete. The annual estimated burden is 17 hours. For copies of this proposal, contact Mary Beth Smith-Toomey on (202) 606– 8358, FAX (202) 418–3251 or via e-mail to mbtoomey@opm.gov. Please include a mailing address with your request. SUMMARY: NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–334] FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company; Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations; Correction Nuclear Regulatory Commission. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of issuance; correction. SUMMARY: This document corrects a notice appearing in the Federal Register on June 21, 2005 (70 FR 35737), that incorrectly referenced the date of an amendment request. This action is necessary to correct an erroneous date. The correct date of the amendment request is April 13, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Timothy Colburn, Project Manager, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone (301) 415–1402, e-mail: TGC@nrc.gov. On page 35737, in the third column, the secondto-last paragraph is corrected to read ‘‘Date of amendment request: April 11, 2005’’ to ‘‘Date of amendment request: April 13, 2005.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated in Rockville, Maryland, this 14th day of July, 2005. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Timothy G. Colburn, Project Manager, Section 1, Project Directorate I, Division of Licensing Project Management, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 05–14363 Filed 7–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P Comments on this proposal should be received within 30 calendar days from the date of this publication. DATES: Send or deliver comments to— Pamela S. Israel, Chief, Operations Support Group, Retirement Services Programs, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street, NW., Room 3349, Washington, DC 20415; and Brenda Aguilar, OPM Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cyrus S. Benson, Team Leader, Publications Team, RIS Support Services/Support Group, (202) 606– 0623. Office of Personnel Management. Linda M. Springer, Director. [FR Doc. 05–14239 Filed 7–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–38–P VerDate jul<14>2003 19:42 Jul 20, 2005 Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction act of 1995 (Public Law 104–13, May 22, 1995), this notice announces that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of a currently approved information collection. RI 20–120, Request for Change to Unreduced Annuity, is used to collect information OPM needs to comply with wishes of the retired Federal employee whose marriage has ended. Comments are particularly invited on: —Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the Office of Personnel Management, and whether it will have practical utility; —Whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; and —Ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use of the appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. We estimated we will process 5,000 requests annually from RI 20–120. This form takes an average of 30 minutes per response to complete. The annual burden is estimated to be 2,500 hours. For copies of this proposal, contact Mary Beth Smith-Tooney on (202) 606– 8358, FAX (202) 418–3251 or via E-mail to mbtoomey@opm.gov. Please include a mailing address with your request. DATES: Comments on this proposal should be received within 60 calendar days from the date of this publication. ADDRESSES: Send or deliver comments to—Pamela S. Israel, Chief, Operations Support Group, Retirement Services Programs, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street, NW, Room 3349, Washington, DC 20415. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cyrus S. Benson, Team Leader, Publications Team, RIS Support Services, Support Group, (202) 606– 0623. E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 50-346]


FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company; Davis-Besse Nuclear Power 
Station, Unit 1; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant 
Impact

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering 
issuance of an exemption from Title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (10 CFR) Part 50, Appendix R, Section III.G.3 for Facility 
Operating License No. NPF-3, issued to FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating 
Company (FENOC or the licensee), for operation of the Davis-Besse 
Nuclear Power Station, Unit 1 (DBNPS), located in Ottawa County, Ohio. 
Therefore, as required by 10 CFR 51.21, the NRC is issuing this 
environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact.

Environmental Assessment

Identification of the Proposed Action

    The proposed action would be an exemption to certain requirements 
of 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix R, ``Fire Protection Program for Nuclear 
Power Facilities Operating Prior to January 1, 1979,'' Section III.G.3, 
``Fire Protection of Safe Shutdown Capability.'' Specifically, the 
licensee would be exempt from the requirements to install a fixed fire 
suppression system in Fire Area HH for DBNPS and to install fire 
detection in the approximately 4 percent of Fire Area HH not currently 
covered by a fire detection system.
    The proposed action is in accordance with the licensee's 
application dated January 20, 2004 (Agencywide Documents Access 
Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML0420220470), as supplemented 
by letters dated September 3, 2004 (ADAMS Accession No. ML0402520326), 
and February 25, 2005 (ADAMS Accession No. ML050610249).

The Need for the Proposed Action

    The requirements specified in 10 CFR 50, Appendix R, Section 
III.G.3, require fire detection and fixed fire suppression in areas for 
which alternate shutdown capability is provided. The total combustible 
loading in Fire Area HH is less than 20,000 BTU/ft \2\. Existing fire 
protection capability in the area consists of a fire detection system, 
protecting Room 603 (approximately 96 percent of Fire Area HH, not 
including Rooms 603A and 603B) and manual fire suppression capability 
consisting of portable fire extinguishers and standpipe hose stations 
for the protection of the entire area. The exemption is needed because 
the current fire detection and fire suppression capability is 
sufficient to protect the health and safety of the public.

Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action

    The NRC has completed its evaluation of the proposed action and 
concludes that the proposed exemption does not involve radioactive 
wastes, release of radioactive material into the atmosphere, solid 
radioactive waste, or liquid effluents released to the environment. The 
details of the staff's safety evaluation will be provided in the 
exemption that will be issued as part of the letter to the licensee 
approving the exemption to the regulation.
    The DBNPS systems were evaluated in the Final Environmental 
Statement (FES) dated October 1975 (NUREG 75/097). The proposed 
exemption will not involve any change in the waste treatment systems 
described in the FES.
    The proposed action will not significantly increase the probability 
or consequences of accidents, no changes are being made in the types of 
effluents that may be released off site, and there is no significant 
increase in occupational or public radiation exposure. Therefore, there 
are no significant radiological environmental impacts associated with 
the proposed action.
    With regard to potential non-radiological impacts, the proposed 
action does not have a potential to affect any historic sites. It does 
not affect non-radiological plant effluents and has no other 
environmental impact. Therefore, there are no significant non-
radiological environmental impacts associated with the proposed action.
    Accordingly, the NRC concludes that there are no significant 
environmental impacts associated with the proposed action.

Environmental Impacts of the Alternatives to the Proposed Action

    As an alternative to the proposed action, the staff considered 
denial of the proposed action (i.e., the ``no-action'' alternative). 
Denial of the application would result in no change in current 
environmental impacts. The environmental impacts of the proposed action 
and the alternative action are similar.

Alternative Use of Resources

    The action does not involve the use of any different resource than 
those previously considered in the DBNPS FES dated October 1975.

Agencies and Persons Consulted

    On April 8, 2005, the staff consulted with Ohio State official, Ms. 
Carol O'Claire of the Ohio Emergency Management Agency, regarding the 
environmental impact of the proposed action. The State official had no 
comments.

Finding of No Significant Impact

    On the basis of the environmental assessment, the NRC concludes 
that the proposed action will not have a significant effect on the 
quality of the human environment. Accordingly, the NRC has determined 
not to prepare an environmental impact statement for the proposed 
action.
    For further details with respect to the proposed action, see the 
licensee's letters dated January 20, 2004, September 3, 2004, and 
February 25, 2005. Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, 
at the NRC's Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint 
North, Public File Area O1 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), 
Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available records will be accessible 
electronically from the ADAMS Public Electronic Reading Room on the 
Internet at the NRC Web site, 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 PDR 
Reference staff by telephone at 1-800-

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397-4209 or 301-415-4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 6th day of July, 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
William A. Macon, Jr.,
Project Manager, Section 2, Project Directorate III, Division of 
Licensing Project Management, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 05-14362 Filed 7-20-05; 8:45 am]
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