Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact, 46892-46894 [E5-4351]

Download as PDF 46892 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 154 / Thursday, August 11, 2005 / Notices Notice of meeting. NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a forthcoming meeting of the NASA Aeronautics Research Advisory Committee (ARAC), Vehicle Systems Program Subcommittee (VSPS). Wednesday, September 14, 2005, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. DATES: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 300 E Street, SW., Room 6H65, Washington, DC 20546. ADDRESSES: Mr. Herb Schlickenmaier, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358–4638. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The meeting will be open to the public up to the seating capacity of the room. 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AGENDA: [Notice (05–127)] NASA Aeronautics Research Advisory Committee, Aviation Safety and Security Program Subcommittee; Meeting National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a forthcoming meeting of the NASA Aeronautics Research Advisory Committee (ARAC), Aviation Safety and Security Program Subcommittee. DATES: Thursday, September 8, 2005, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, September 9, 2005, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ADDRESSES: Air Line Pilots Association, 535 Herndon Parkway, Herndon, Virginia 20172. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Mary-Ellen McGrath, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358–4729. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be open to the public up to the seating capacity of the room. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: —Opening Remarks. —Review of the Aviation Safety and Security Program Subcommittee. —Review of the Aviation Safety Projects (FY 2000–2005). —Review of Aviation Security Projects (FY 2004–2009). —Review of Barrier Breaking Technology Demonstration Projects (FY 2007–2011). Attendees will be requested to sign a register. It is imperative that the meeting be held on these dates to accommodate the scheduling priorities of the key participants. Dated: August 4, 2005. P. Diane Rausch, Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [FR Doc. 05–15846 Filed 8–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P Dated: August 2, 2005. Ethel D. Briggs, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 05–16030 Filed 8–9–05; 12:09 pm] BILLING CODE 6820–MA–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–348 and 50–364] Sunshine Act Meetings Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact Quarterly meeting. October 5–6, 2005, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. LOCATION: Crowne Plaza San Francisco Union Square Hotel, 480 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA. 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, ‘‘Fire Protection Program for Nuclear Power NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY TYPE: DATES AND TIMES: PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 154 / Thursday, August 11, 2005 / Notices Facilities Operating Prior to January 1, 1979,’’ Section III.G.2.c, for Facility Operating License Nos. NPF–2 and NPF–8, issued to Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC or the licensee), for operation of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Power Plant (FNP), Units 1 and 2, located in Houston County, Alabama. 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: On December 29, 1986, the NRC staff granted Exemption Request 1–3, ‘‘Service Water Intake Structure—Fire Area 72,’’ from certain requirements of Appendix R, Section III.G.2.c, that require fire detection and fire suppression capabilities and the enclosure of cables, equipment, and associated non-safety circuits of one redundant train of safe shutdown equipment in a one-hour rated fire barrier. Exemption Request 1–3, issued on December 29, 1986, listed a total of ten items specific to Fire Area 72 for the Service Water Intake Structure (SWIS), which is common to FNP, Units 1 and 2. By letters dated August 28, 2003, December 28, 2004, and June 9, 2005, SNC submitted proposed revisions to Exemption Request 1–3. SNC stated that the proposed revisions to Exemption Request 1–3 would clarify FNP’s fire protection licensing basis, delete unnecessary attributes of the prior approved exemption, and revise the remaining exemption attributes to remove references to the Kaowool onehour fire barrier material. SNC also stated that the proposed revision to Exemption Request 1–3 is part of SNC’s comprehensive plan to respond to concerns about Kaowool fire barrier material. SNC’s August 28, 2003, letter provided the disposition for the original ten items plus one additional item related to Exemption Request 1–3. For two of these items, no change in the basis for their inclusion as exemption items was proposed and they were not considered further. For two of the items related to the service water swing pump cables, the principal basis for their inclusion as exemption items was not changed, however an improvement in defense-in-depth due the upgrading of certain walls within the SWIS to 3-hour rated fire barriers was recognized. For two of the items related to the service water header strainer motor operated inlet valves and swing pump motor operated discharge valves, the basis for the exemption is revised to delete reliance on Kaowool and to reflect the VerDate jul<14>2003 16:14 Aug 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 re-analysis that shows that damage to cables in the strainer pit cannot result in spurious operation of the valves. For the discharge-to-wet pit and discharge to storage pond flume valves, SNC showed that, based on deterministic and fire modeling results, that fire effects will not result in the mis-positioning of the valves. For the item related to service water pump cables in Fire Area 72 A, an integrated risk assessment shows that safe shutdown can be achieved even if no credit is taken for the Kaowool raceway enclosures. A previously existing Exemption Request 1–3 item relating to the coordination between safe shutdown and non-safe shutdown circuits was found to have been resolved by modifications to the plant and, accordingly, is deleted from Exemption Request 1–3. For the item related to the redundant Train A and Train B service water and related power cables that enter the SWIS near the ceiling in the northeast corner, an integrated risk assessment shows that fire damage would not occur to these cables even if no credit were taken for Kaowool. The proposed action, would allow SNC to re-establish the basis for Exemption Request 1–3 based on programmatic and plant design modifications, a deterministic reanalyses of fire protection considerations, a risk-informed plant change evaluation specifically applicable to the SWIS, enhanced controls on transient combustibles, the existing fire detection and automatic fire suppression capability to maintain defense-in-depth, and the availability of manual fire fighting and associated fire fighting equipment. The Need for the Proposed Action: The proposed changes to Exemption Request 1–3 from 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix R, Section III.G.2.c is needed to enable SNC to re-establish the bases for the exemption that do not rely on the use of the Kaowool fire barrier material for the enclosure of certain redundant cable trays in the SWIS Fire Area 72. Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action: The NRC has completed its safety evaluation of the proposed action and concludes that the proposed changes to Exemption Request 1–3 will not present an undue risk to the public health and safety. The details of the NRC staff’s Safety Evaluation will be provided in the revised Exemption Request 1–3 that will be issued in a letter to the licensee approving the changes to Exemption Request 1–3. The action relates to revising the bases for the adequacy of the fire protection program at FNP. The proposed action will not significantly increase the probability or PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46893 consequences of accidents. No changes are being made in the types of effluents that may be released offsite, 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 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 resources than those previously considered in the Final Environmental Statement related to the operation of the FNP, Units 1 and 2, dated December 1974, and the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (NUREG–1437, Supplement 18), dated March, 2005. Agencies and Persons Consulted: In accordance with its stated policy, on August 4, 2005, the NRC staff consulted with the Alabama State official, David Walters, of the Office of Radiation Control, Alabama Department of Public Health, 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 August 28, 2003, December 28, 2004, and June 9, 2005. Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1 46894 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 154 / Thursday, August 11, 2005 / Notices 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 System (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 5th day of August 2005. For The Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Robert E. Martin, Senior Project Manager, Section 1, Project Directorate II, Division of Licensing Project Management, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E5–4351 Filed 8–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Investment Company Act Release No. 27026 ; 812–13183] WNC Housing Tax Credit Fund VI, L.P., Series 13 and Series 14, and WNC National Partners, LLC; Notice of Application issued unless the Commission orders a hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing by writing to the Commission’s Secretary and serving applicants with a copy of the request, personally or by mail. Hearing requests should be received by the Commission by 5:30 p.m. on August 29, 2005, and should be accompanied by proof of service on applicants in the form of an affidavit or, for lawyers, a certificate of service. Hearing requests should state the nature of the writer’s interest, the reason for the request, and the issues contested. Persons may request notification by writing to the Commission’s Secretary. ADDRESSES: Secretary, Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549– 9303. Applicants, 17782 Sky Park Circle, Irvine, California 92614. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bruce R. MacNeil, Senior Counsel, (202) 551–6817, or Mary Kay Frech, Branch Chief, (202) 551–6821 (Division of Investment Management, Office of Investment Company Regulation). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is a summary of the application. The complete application may be obtained for a fee from the Commission’s Public Reference Branch, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–0102 (telephone (202) 551–5850). Applicants’ Representations 1. Each Series was formed in 2005 as a California limited partnership. Each August 4, 2005. Series will operate as a ‘‘two-tier’’ AGENCY: Securities and Exchange partnership, i.e., each Series will invest Commission (‘‘Commission’’). as a limited partner in other limited partnerships (‘‘Local Limited ACTION: Notice of an application for an order under sections 6(c) and 6(e) of the Partnerships’’). The Local Limited Partnerships in turn will engage in the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the ownership and operation of apartment ‘‘Act’’) granting relief from all provisions of the Act, except sections 37 complexes expected to be qualified for low income housing tax credit under the through 53 of the Act and the rules and Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as regulations under those sections, other amended. The General Partner is a than rule 38a–1. California limited liability company Applicants: WNC Housing Tax Credit whose sole member is WNC & Fund VI, L.P., Series 13 and WNC Associates, Inc. (‘‘WNC & Associates’’), Housing Tax Credit Fund VI, L.P., Series a California corporation. 14 (each a ‘‘Series,’’ and collectively, the 2. The objectives of each Series are (a) ‘‘Fund’’), and WNC National Partners, to provide current tax benefits primarily LLC (the ‘‘General Partner’’). in the form of low income housing Summary of the Application: credits which investors may use to Applicants request an order to permit offset their Federal income tax each Series to invest in limited liabilities, (b) to preserve and protect partnerships that engage in the capital, and (c) to provide cash ownership and operation of apartment distributions from sale or refinancing complexes for low and moderate income transactions. persons. 3. On April 18, 2005, the Fund filed a registration statement under the DATES: The application was filed on April 18, 2005, and amended on July 22, Securities Act of 1933, pursuant to which the Fund intends to offer 2005. Hearing or Notification of Hearing: An publicly, in two series of offerings, 25,000 units of limited partnership order granting the application will be VerDate jul<14>2003 16:14 Aug 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 interest (‘‘Units’’) at $1,000 per Unit. The minimum investment will be five Units for most investors, although employees of the General Partner and/ or its affiliates and/or investors in syndications previously sponsored by the General Partner and/or its affiliates may purchase a minimum of two Units. Purchasers of the Units will become limited partners (‘‘Limited Partners’’) of the Series offering the Units. 4. A Series will not accept any subscriptions for Units until the requested exemptive order is granted or the Series receives an opinion of counsel that it is exempt from registration under the Act. Subscriptions for Units must be approved by the General Partner. Such approval will be conditioned upon representations as to suitability of the investment for each subscriber. The suitability standards provide, among other things, that investment in a Series is suitable only for an investor who either (a) has a net worth (exclusive of home, furnishings, and automobiles), of at least $35,000 and an annual gross income of at least $35,000, or (b) irrespective of annual income, has a net worth (exclusive of home, furnishings, and automobiles) of at least $75,000. Units will be sold only to investors who meet these suitability standards, or such more restrictive suitability standards as may be established by certain states for purchasers of Units within their respective jurisdictions. In addition, transfers of Units will be permitted only if the transferee meets the same suitability standards as had been imposed on the transferor Limited Partner. 5. Although a Series’ direct control over the management of each apartment complex will be limited, the Series’ ownership of interests in Local Limited Partnerships will, in an economic sense, be tantamount to direct ownership of the apartment complexes themselves. A Series normally will acquire at least a 90% interest in the profits, losses, and tax credits of the Local Limited Partnerships. However, in certain cases, the Series may acquire a lesser interest in such partnerships. Each Local Limited Partnership’s partnership agreement will provide that distributions of proceeds from a sale or refinancing of an apartment complex will be paid to a Series in the range of from 10% to 50%. 6. Each Series will have certain voting rights with respect to each Local Limited Partnership. The voting rights will include the right to dismiss and replace the local general partner on the basis of performance, to approve or disapprove a sale or refinancing of the E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 50-348 and 50-364]


Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Joseph M. Farley Nuclear 
Power Plant, Units 1 and 2; 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, ``Fire Protection Program for 
Nuclear Power

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Facilities Operating Prior to January 1, 1979,'' Section III.G.2.c, for 
Facility Operating License Nos. NPF-2 and NPF-8, issued to Southern 
Nuclear Operating Company (SNC or the licensee), for operation of the 
Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Power Plant (FNP), Units 1 and 2, located in 
Houston County, Alabama. 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: On December 29, 1986, the 
NRC staff granted Exemption Request 1-3, ``Service Water Intake 
Structure--Fire Area 72,'' from certain requirements of Appendix R, 
Section III.G.2.c, that require fire detection and fire suppression 
capabilities and the enclosure of cables, equipment, and associated 
non-safety circuits of one redundant train of safe shutdown equipment 
in a one-hour rated fire barrier. Exemption Request 1-3, issued on 
December 29, 1986, listed a total of ten items specific to Fire Area 72 
for the Service Water Intake Structure (SWIS), which is common to FNP, 
Units 1 and 2.
    By letters dated August 28, 2003, December 28, 2004, and June 9, 
2005, SNC submitted proposed revisions to Exemption Request 1-3. SNC 
stated that the proposed revisions to Exemption Request 1-3 would 
clarify FNP's fire protection licensing basis, delete unnecessary 
attributes of the prior approved exemption, and revise the remaining 
exemption attributes to remove references to the Kaowool one-hour fire 
barrier material. SNC also stated that the proposed revision to 
Exemption Request 1-3 is part of SNC's comprehensive plan to respond to 
concerns about Kaowool fire barrier material. SNC's August 28, 2003, 
letter provided the disposition for the original ten items plus one 
additional item related to Exemption Request 1-3. For two of these 
items, no change in the basis for their inclusion as exemption items 
was proposed and they were not considered further. For two of the items 
related to the service water swing pump cables, the principal basis for 
their inclusion as exemption items was not changed, however an 
improvement in defense-in-depth due the upgrading of certain walls 
within the SWIS to 3-hour rated fire barriers was recognized. For two 
of the items related to the service water header strainer motor 
operated inlet valves and swing pump motor operated discharge valves, 
the basis for the exemption is revised to delete reliance on Kaowool 
and to reflect the re-analysis that shows that damage to cables in the 
strainer pit cannot result in spurious operation of the valves. For the 
discharge-to-wet pit and discharge to storage pond flume valves, SNC 
showed that, based on deterministic and fire modeling results, that 
fire effects will not result in the mis-positioning of the valves. For 
the item related to service water pump cables in Fire Area 72 A, an 
integrated risk assessment shows that safe shutdown can be achieved 
even if no credit is taken for the Kaowool raceway enclosures. A 
previously existing Exemption Request 1-3 item relating to the 
coordination between safe shutdown and non-safe shutdown circuits was 
found to have been resolved by modifications to the plant and, 
accordingly, is deleted from Exemption Request 1-3. For the item 
related to the redundant Train A and Train B service water and related 
power cables that enter the SWIS near the ceiling in the northeast 
corner, an integrated risk assessment shows that fire damage would not 
occur to these cables even if no credit were taken for Kaowool. The 
proposed action, would allow SNC to re-establish the basis for 
Exemption Request 1-3 based on programmatic and plant design 
modifications, a deterministic re-analyses of fire protection 
considerations, a risk-informed plant change evaluation specifically 
applicable to the SWIS, enhanced controls on transient combustibles, 
the existing fire detection and automatic fire suppression capability 
to maintain defense-in-depth, and the availability of manual fire 
fighting and associated fire fighting equipment.
    The Need for the Proposed Action: The proposed changes to Exemption 
Request 1-3 from 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix R, Section III.G.2.c is 
needed to enable SNC to re-establish the bases for the exemption that 
do not rely on the use of the Kaowool fire barrier material for the 
enclosure of certain redundant cable trays in the SWIS Fire Area 72.
    Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action: The NRC has completed 
its safety evaluation of the proposed action and concludes that the 
proposed changes to Exemption Request 1-3 will not present an undue 
risk to the public health and safety. The details of the NRC staff's 
Safety Evaluation will be provided in the revised Exemption Request 1-3 
that will be issued in a letter to the licensee approving the changes 
to Exemption Request 1-3. The action relates to revising the bases for 
the adequacy of the fire protection program at FNP.
    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 offsite, 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 resources than those previously considered in the 
Final Environmental Statement related to the operation of the FNP, 
Units 1 and 2, dated December 1974, and the Final Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement (NUREG-1437, Supplement 18), dated 
March, 2005.
    Agencies and Persons Consulted: In accordance with its stated 
policy, on August 4, 2005, the NRC staff consulted with the Alabama 
State official, David Walters, of the Office of Radiation Control, 
Alabama Department of Public Health, 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 August 28, 2003, December 28, 2004, and June 
9, 2005. Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the 
NRC's Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint

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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 
System (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 5th day of August 2005.

    For The Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Robert E. Martin,
Senior Project Manager, Section 1, Project Directorate II, Division of 
Licensing Project Management, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
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