Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Company, Haddam Neck Plant; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact, 53258-53259 [E5-4852]

Download as PDF 53258 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 172 / Wednesday, September 7, 2005 / Notices needed to attend or present information at the public meeting, Mr. Emch will need to be contacted no later than October 11, 2005, so that the NRC staff can determine whether the request can be accommodated. Mr. Richard L. Emch, Jr., License Renewal and Environmental Impacts Program, Division of Regulatory Improvement Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. Mr. Emch may be contacted at the aforementioned telephone number or email address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 30th day of August, 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. [FR Doc. E5–4853 Filed 9–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P [Docket No. 50–213] Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Company, Haddam Neck Plant; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact Nuclear Regulatory Commission. AGENCY: Notice of availability. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theodore B. Smith, Decommissioning Directorate, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Telephone: (301) 415– 6721; fax number: (301) 415–5398; email: tbs1@nrc.gov. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering granting a partial exemption from the Recordkeeping requirements of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 50, Appendix A Criterion 1, 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix B Section XVII, and 10 CFR 50.59(d)(3), for the Haddam Neck Nuclear Plant (HNP), East Hampton, CT, as requested by Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Company (CY) on February 16, 2005. An environmental assessment was performed by the NRC staff in support of its review of the exemption request. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:05 Sep 06, 2005 CY is the licensee and holder of Facility Operating License No. DPR–61 for the HNP, a permanently shutdown decommissioning nuclear power plant. Although permanently shutdown, this facility is still subject to all rules, and orders of the NRC. On December 5, 1996, CY notified NRC that operations had permanently ceased and that all fuel had been permanently removed from the reactor. On July 7, 2000, CY submitted its License Termination Plan, which the NRC approved on November 25, 2002. CY began actively decommissioning HNP in April 1999, through a contract with Bechtel Power Corporation. On March 26, 2005, CY completed transfer of all spent nuclear fuel to its Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation. II. Environmental Assessment Summary Identification of Proposed Action NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION ACTION: I. Introduction Jkt 205001 CY, in accordance with 10 CFR 50.12, ‘‘Specific Exemptions,’’ has requested the following exemptions, to the extent necessary, from the record retention requirements of: (1) 10 CFR part 50, Appendix A Criterion 1 which requires certain records be retained ‘‘through the life of the unit’’; (2) 10 CFR part 50, Appendix B Criterion XVII which requires certain records be retained consistent with regulatory requirements for a duration established by the licensee; and (3) 10 CFR 50.59(d)(3) which requires certain records be maintained until ‘‘Termination of a license issued pursuant to’’ Part 50. Instead, CY proposes the following: 1) for Structures, Systems, and Components (SSCs) associated with safe power generation, eliminate records when the nuclear power unit and associated systems no longer exist, or 2) for SSCs associated with safe storage of fuel in the spent fuel pool, eliminate records when spent nuclear fuel has been completely transferred from the spent fuel pool and the spent fuel pool building is ready for demolition. Need for Proposed Action The requested exemption and application of the exemption will eliminate the requirement to maintain certain records, when they are no longer necessary due to the permanently shutdown status of the facility, and will thereby reduce the financial burden on ratepayers associated with the storage of a large volume of hardcopy records. PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Affected Environment and Environmental Impacts The proposed action is purely administrative in nature and will not significantly increase the probability or consequences of accidents. No changes are being made in the types of effluent 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 effluent and it has no other environmental impact. Therefore, there are no significant non-radiological environmental impacts associated with the proposed action. Accordingly, the NRC concludes that the proposed action will have no significant effect on the environment. 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). Under this alternative CY would continue to store the records in question until license termination which would result in no change in current environmental impacts. The environmental impacts of the proposed action and the alternative action are similar. Agencies and Persons Contacted None. III. Finding of No Significant Impact Based on this review, the NRC staff has concluded that there are no significant impacts on the quality of the human environment. Accordingly, the staff had determined that preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not warranted, and a Finding of No Significant Impact is appropriate. IV. Further Information For further details with respect to the proposed action, see the licensee’s letter dated February 16, 2005 (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML050550025). Publically 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/NRC/ 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 Public Document E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 172 / Wednesday, September 7, 2005 / Notices Room (PDR) Reference staff at 1–800– 397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. These documents may also be viewed electronically on the public computers located at the NRC’s PDR, O1 F21, One White Flint, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The PDR reproduction contractor will copy documents for a fee. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 16th day of August, 2005. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Daniel M. Gillen, Deputy Director, Decommissioning Directorate, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. E5–4852 Filed 9–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETINGS: Nuclear Regulatory Commission. DATE: Weeks of September 5, 12,19, 26, October 3, 10, 2005. PLACE: Commissioners’ Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. STATUS: Public and Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Week of September 5, 2005 Wednesday, September 7, 2005 9 a.m. Discussion of Security Issues (Closed—Ex. 1). 1:30 p.m. Discussion of Security Issues (Closed—Ex. 3 & 9). Thursday, September 8, 2005 9:25 a.m. Affirmation Session (Public Meeting) (Tentative). a. Private Fuel Storage Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation) Docket No. 72–22–ISFSI; Review of Utah Contention K (Aircraft Crash Hazards) Rulings (Tentative). 9:30 a.m. Discussion of Security Issues (Closed—Ex. 1). Week of September 12, 2005—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the Week of September 12, 2005. Week of October 3, 2005—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the Week of October 3, 2005. Week of October 10, 2005—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the Week of October 10, 2005. *The schedule for Commission meetings is subject to change on short notice. To verify the status of meetings call (recording)—(301) 415–1292. Contact person for more information: Michelle Schroll, (301) 415–1662. * * * * * The NRC Commission Meeting Schedule can be found on the Internet at: http://www.nrc.gov/what-we-do/ policy-making/schedule.html. * * * * * The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in these public meetings, or need this meeting notice or the transcript or other information from the public meetings in another format (e.g. braille, large print), please notify the NRC’s Disability Program Coordinator, August Spector, at 301–415–7080, TDD: 301–415–2100, or by e-mail at aks@nrc.gov, Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. * * * * * This notice is distributed by mail to several hundred subscribers; if you no longer wish to receive it, or would like to be added to the distribution, please contact the Office of the Secretary, Washington, DC 20555 (301–415–1969). In addition, distribution of this meeting notice over the Internet system is available. If you are interested in receiving this Commission meeting schedule electronically, please send an electronic message to dkw@nrc.gov. Dated: September 1, 2005. Dave Gamberoni, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–17776 Filed 9–2–05; 10:04 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–M SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 35–28024] Week of September 19, 2005—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the Week of September 19, 2005. Filings Under the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935, as Amended (‘‘Act’’) August 31, 2005. Week of September 26, 2005—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the Week of September 26, 2005. VerDate Aug<18>2005 18:03 Sep 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 Notice is hereby given that the following filing(s) has/have been made with the Commission pursuant to provisions of the Act and rules PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53259 promulgated under the Act. All interested persons are referred to the application(s) and/or declaration(s) for complete statements of the proposed transaction(s) summarized below. The application(s) and/or declaration(s) and any amendment(s) is/are available for public inspection through the Commission’s Branch of Public Reference. Interested persons wishing to comment or request a hearing on the application(s) and/or declaration(s) should submit their views in writing by September 26, 2005, to the Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–9303, and serve a copy on the relevant applicant(s) and/or declarant(s) at the address(es) specified below. Proof of service (by affidavit or, in the case of an attorney at law, by certificate) should be filed with the request. Any request for hearing should identify specifically the issues of facts or law that are disputed. A person who so requests will be notified of any hearing, if ordered, and will receive a copy of any notice or order issued in the matter. After September 26, 2005, the application(s) and/or declaration(s), as filed or as amended, may be granted and/or permitted to become effective. American Electric Power Company, Inc., et al. (70–10313) American Electric Power Company, Inc. (‘‘AEP’’), a registered holding company, and its wholly owned indirect nonutility subsidiary AEP Credit, Inc. (‘‘AEP Credit’’), both at 1 Riverside Plaza, Columbus, Ohio 43215, have filed an application with the Commission under sections 9(a) and 10 of the Act and rule 54 under the Act. I. Background By order dated June 14, 2000 (Holding Company Act Release No. 27186), the Commission authorized AEP to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common stock of Central and South West Corporation (‘‘CSW’’), a registered holding company, and all of its subsidiaries, including CSW Credit, Inc. (‘‘CSW Credit’’). On August 21, 2000, CSW Credit was renamed AEP Credit, and continued to operate under various grants of authority, some of which are described below. A. Prior Orders By order dated July 19, 1985 (Holding Company Act Release No. 23767, ‘‘Original Order’’), the Commission authorized AEP Utilities, Inc. 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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 50-213]


Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Company, Haddam Neck Plant; 
Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theodore B. Smith, Decommissioning 
Directorate, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, 
Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Telephone: (301) 415-
6721; fax number: (301) 415-5398; e-mail: tbs1@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) 
is considering granting a partial exemption from the Recordkeeping 
requirements of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 
Part 50, Appendix A Criterion 1, 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix B Section 
XVII, and 10 CFR 50.59(d)(3), for the Haddam Neck Nuclear Plant (HNP), 
East Hampton, CT, as requested by Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power 
Company (CY) on February 16, 2005. An environmental assessment was 
performed by the NRC staff in support of its review of the exemption 
request.

I. Introduction

    CY is the licensee and holder of Facility Operating License No. 
DPR-61 for the HNP, a permanently shutdown decommissioning nuclear 
power plant. Although permanently shutdown, this facility is still 
subject to all rules, and orders of the NRC.
    On December 5, 1996, CY notified NRC that operations had 
permanently ceased and that all fuel had been permanently removed from 
the reactor. On July 7, 2000, CY submitted its License Termination 
Plan, which the NRC approved on November 25, 2002. CY began actively 
decommissioning HNP in April 1999, through a contract with Bechtel 
Power Corporation. On March 26, 2005, CY completed transfer of all 
spent nuclear fuel to its Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation.

II. Environmental Assessment Summary

Identification of Proposed Action

    CY, in accordance with 10 CFR 50.12, ``Specific Exemptions,'' has 
requested the following exemptions, to the extent necessary, from the 
record retention requirements of:
    (1) 10 CFR part 50, Appendix A Criterion 1 which requires certain 
records be retained ``through the life of the unit'';
    (2) 10 CFR part 50, Appendix B Criterion XVII which requires 
certain records be retained consistent with regulatory requirements for 
a duration established by the licensee; and
    (3) 10 CFR 50.59(d)(3) which requires certain records be maintained 
until ``Termination of a license issued pursuant to'' Part 50.
    Instead, CY proposes the following: 1) for Structures, Systems, and 
Components (SSCs) associated with safe power generation, eliminate 
records when the nuclear power unit and associated systems no longer 
exist, or 2) for SSCs associated with safe storage of fuel in the spent 
fuel pool, eliminate records when spent nuclear fuel has been 
completely transferred from the spent fuel pool and the spent fuel pool 
building is ready for demolition.

Need for Proposed Action

    The requested exemption and application of the exemption will 
eliminate the requirement to maintain certain records, when they are no 
longer necessary due to the permanently shutdown status of the 
facility, and will thereby reduce the financial burden on ratepayers 
associated with the storage of a large volume of hardcopy records.

The Affected Environment and Environmental Impacts

    The proposed action is purely administrative in nature and will not 
significantly increase the probability or consequences of accidents. No 
changes are being made in the types of effluent 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 effluent and it has no other 
environmental impact. Therefore, there are no significant non-
radiological environmental impacts associated with the proposed action.
    Accordingly, the NRC concludes that the proposed action will have 
no significant effect on the environment.

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). 
Under this alternative CY would continue to store the records in 
question until license termination which would result in no change in 
current environmental impacts. The environmental impacts of the 
proposed action and the alternative action are similar.

Agencies and Persons Contacted

    None.

III. Finding of No Significant Impact

    Based on this review, the NRC staff has concluded that there are no 
significant impacts on the quality of the human environment. 
Accordingly, the staff had determined that preparation of an 
Environmental Impact Statement is not warranted, and a Finding of No 
Significant Impact is appropriate.

IV. Further Information

    For further details with respect to the proposed action, see the 
licensee's letter dated February 16, 2005 (Agencywide Documents Access 
and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML050550025). Publically 
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/NRC/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 Public Document

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Room (PDR) Reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by e-
mail to pdr@nrc.gov.
    These documents may also be viewed electronically on the public 
computers located at the NRC's PDR, O1 F21, One White Flint, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The PDR reproduction contractor 
will copy documents for a fee.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 16th day of August, 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Daniel M. Gillen,
Deputy Director, Decommissioning Directorate, Division of Waste 
Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Nuclear Material 
Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. E5-4852 Filed 9-6-05; 8:45 am]
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