American Energy Company, LLC Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station; Notice of Acceptance for Docketing of the Application and Notice of Opportunity for Hearing Regarding Renewal of Facility Operating License No. DRP-16 for an Additional 20-Year Period, 54585-54586 [E5-5024]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Notices Frequency of Response: One time. Dated: September 9, 2005. Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation. [FR Doc. 05–18298 Filed 9–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–M NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–219] American Energy Company, LLC Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station; Notice of Acceptance for Docketing of the Application and Notice of Opportunity for Hearing Regarding Renewal of Facility Operating License No. DRP–16 for an Additional 20-Year Period The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is considering application for the renewal of Operating License No. DPR– 16, which authorizes the AmerGen Energy Company, LLC, to operate the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station at 1930 megawatts (MWt) thermal. The renewed license would authorize the applicant to operate the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station for an additional 20 years beyond the period specified in the current license. The current Operating License for the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station expires on April 9, 2009. The Commission’s staff has received an application dated July 22, 2005, from AmerGen Energy Company, LLC, pursuant to 10 CFR Part 54, to renew the operating license number DPR–16 for Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station. A Notice of Receipt and Availability of the license renewal application, ‘‘AmerGen Energy Company, LLC; Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station; Notice of Receipt and Availability of Application for Renewal Facility Operating License No. DPR–16 for an Additional 20-Year Period,’’ was published in the Federal Register on August 4, 2005 (70 FR 44940). The Commission’s staff has determined that AmerGen Energy Company, LLC has submitted sufficient information in accordance with 10 CFR 54.19, 54.21, 54.22, 54.23, and 51.53(c) that is acceptable for docketing. The current Docket No. 50–219 for Operating License No. DPR–16 will be retained. The docketing of the renewal application does not preclude requesting additional information as the review proceeds, nor does it predict VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:03 Sep 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 whether the Commission will grant or deny the application. Before issuance of each requested renewed license, the NRC will have made the findings required by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the Commission’s rules and regulations. In accordance with 10 CFR 54.29, the NRC will issue a renewed license on the basis of its review if it finds that actions have been identified and have been or will be taken with respect to: (1) Managing the effects of aging during the period of extended operation on the functionality of structures and components that have been identified as requiring aging management review, and (2) timelimited aging analyses that have been identified as requiring review, such that there is reasonable assurance that the activities authorized by the renewed license will continue to be conducted in accordance with the current licensing basis (CLB), and that any changes made to the plant’s CLB comply with the Act and the Commission’s regulations. Additionally, in accordance with 10 CFR 51.95(c), the NRC will prepare an environmental impact statement that is a supplement to the Commission’s NUREG–1437, ‘‘Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Power Plants,’’ dated May 1996. Pursuant to 10 CFR 51.26, and as part of the environmental scoping process, the staff intends to hold a public scoping meeting. Detailed information regarding this meeting will be the subject of a separate Federal Register notice. Within 60 days after the date of publication of this Federal Register Notice, the applicant may file a request for a hearing, and any person whose interest may be affected by this proceeding and who wishes to participate as a party in the proceeding must file a written request for a hearing and a petition for leave to intervene with respect to the renewal of the licenses. Requests for a hearing and a petition for leave to intervene shall be filed in accordance with the Commission’s ‘‘Rules of Practice for Domestic Licensing Proceedings’’ in 10 CFR part 2. Interested persons should consult a current copy of 10 CFR 2.309, which is available at the Commission’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, First Floor, Rockville, Maryland 20852 and is accessible from the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) 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 PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54585 problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS should contact the NRC’s PDR reference staff by telephone at 1–800–397–4209, or by e-mail at pdr@nrc.gov. If a request for a hearing/ petition for leave to intervene is filed within the 60-day period, the Commission or a presiding officer designated by the Commission or by the Chief Administrative Judge of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel will rule on the request/petition; and the Secretary or the Chief Administrative Judge of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board will issue a notice of a hearing or an appropriate order. In the event that no request for a hearing/petition for leave to intervene is filed within the 60-day period, the NRC may, upon completion of its evaluations and upon making the findings required under 10 CFR parts 51 and 54, renew the license without further notice. As required by 10 CFR 2.309, a petition for leave to intervene shall set forth with particularity the interest of the petitioner in the proceeding, and how that interest may be affected by the results of the proceeding, taking into consideration the limited scope of matters that may be considered pursuant to 10 CFR parts 51 and 54. The petition must specifically explain the reasons why intervention should be permitted with particular reference to the following factors: (1) The nature of the requestor’s/petitioner’s right under the Act to be made a party to the proceeding; (2) the nature and extent of the requestor’s/petitioner’s property, financial, or other interest in the proceeding; and (3) the possible effect of any decision or order which may be entered in the proceeding on the requestor’s/petitioner’s interest. The petition must also set forth the specific contentions which the petitioner/ requestor seeks to have litigated at the proceeding. Each contention must consist of a specific statement of the issue of law or fact to be raised or controverted. In addition, the requestor/petitioner shall provide a brief explanation of the bases of each contention and a concise statement of the alleged facts or the expert opinion that supports the contention on which the requestor/ petitioner intends to rely in proving the contention at the hearing. The requestor/petitioner must also provide references to those specific sources and documents of which the requestor/ petitioner is aware and on which the requestor/petitioner intends to rely to establish those facts or expert opinion. The requestor/petitioner must provide sufficient information to show that a genuine dispute exists with the E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 54586 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Notices applicant on a material issue of law or fact.1 Contentions shall be limited to matters within the scope of the action under consideration. The contention must be one that, if proven, would entitle the requestor/petitioner to relief. A requestor/petitioner who fails to satisfy these requirements with respect to at least one contention will not be permitted to participate as a party. The Commission requests that each contention be given a separate numeric or alpha designation within one of the following groups: (1) Technical (primarily related to safety concerns); (2) environmental; or (3) miscellaneous. As specified in 10 CFR 2.309, if two or more requestors/petitioners seek to co-sponsor a contention or propose substantially the same contention, the requestors/petitioners will be required to jointly designate a representative who shall have the authority to act for the requestors/petitioners 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. 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 301–415–1966.2 A copy of the request for hearing and petition for leave to intervene must also be sent to the Office of the General 1 To the extent that the application contains attachments and supporting documents that are not publicly available because they are asserted to contain safeguards or proprietary information, petitioners desiring access to this information should contact the applicant or applicant’s counsel to discuss the need for a protection order. 2 If the request/petition is filed by e-mail or facsimile, an original and two copies of the document must be mailed within 2 (two) business days thereafter to the Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001; Attention: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff. VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:03 Sep 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 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 applicant, Kathryn M. Sutton, Esquire, Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius LLP, 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, 20004. Non-timely requests and/or petitions and contentions will not be entertained absent a determination by the Commission, the presiding officer, or the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board that the petition, request and/or contentions should be granted based on a balancing of the factors specified in 10 CFR 2.309(a)(1)(I)–(viii). Detailed information about the license renewal process can be found under the Nuclear Reactors icon at http:// www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/ licensing/renewal.html on the NRC’s Web site. Copies of the application to renew the operating license for Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station are available for public inspection at the Commission’s PDR, located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, First Floor, Rockville, Maryland 20852–2738, and at http://www.nrc.gov/ reactors/operating/licensing/renewal/ applications.html, the NRC’s Web site while the application is under review. 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 under ADAMS accession number ML052080172. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS may contact the NRC Public Document Room (PDR) Reference staff by telephone at 1– 800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by email to pdr@nrc.gov. The staff has verified that a copy of the license renewal application is also available to local residents near the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station at the Lacey Public Library, 10 East Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ 08731. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 9th day of September, 2005. PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Samson S. Lee, Acting Program Director, License Renewal and Environmental Impacts Program, Division of Regulatory Improvement Programs, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E5–5024 Filed 9–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–325 AND 50–324] Carolina Power & Light Company, Brunswick Steam Electric Plant, Units 1 and 2; Notice of Withdrawal of Applications for Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (the Commission) has granted the request of Carolina Power & Light Company (the licensee) to withdraw its November 12, 2002, application, as supplemented on March 5, 2004, for proposed amendments to Facility Operating License No. DPR–71 and Facility Operating License No. DPR–62 for Brunswick Steam Electric Plant, Units 1 and 2, respectively, located in Brunswick County, North Carolina. The proposed amendments would have revised the Technical Specifications, as necessary, to support an expansion of the core flow operating range (i.e., Maximum Extended Load Line Limit Analysis Plus (MELLLA+)). As part of the MELLLA+ implementation, Carolina Power & Light Company would implement the Detect and Suppress Solution-Confirmation Density (DSS–CD) approach to automatically detect and suppress neutronic/thermal-hydraulic instabilities. The Commission had previously issued a Notice of Consideration of Issuance of Amendment published in the Federal Register on February 18, 2003 (68 FR 7813), and renoticed on April 27, 2004 (69 FR 22880). However, by letter dated August 25, 2005, the licensee withdrew the proposed change. For further details with respect to this action, see the application for amendments dated November 12, 2002, as supplemented March 5, 2004, and the licensee’s letter dated August 25, 2005, which withdrew the application for license amendments. 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 01 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. 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[Docket No. 50-219]


American Energy Company, LLC Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating 
Station; Notice of Acceptance for Docketing of the Application and 
Notice of Opportunity for Hearing Regarding Renewal of Facility 
Operating License No. DRP-16 for an Additional 20-Year Period

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is 
considering application for the renewal of Operating License No. DPR-
16, which authorizes the AmerGen Energy Company, LLC, to operate the 
Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station at 1930 megawatts (MWt) 
thermal. The renewed license would authorize the applicant to operate 
the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station for an additional 20 years 
beyond the period specified in the current license. The current 
Operating License for the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station 
expires on April 9, 2009.
    The Commission's staff has received an application dated July 22, 
2005, from AmerGen Energy Company, LLC, pursuant to 10 CFR Part 54, to 
renew the operating license number DPR-16 for Oyster Creek Nuclear 
Generating Station. A Notice of Receipt and Availability of the license 
renewal application, ``AmerGen Energy Company, LLC; Oyster Creek 
Nuclear Generating Station; Notice of Receipt and Availability of 
Application for Renewal Facility Operating License No. DPR-16 for an 
Additional 20-Year Period,'' was published in the Federal Register on 
August 4, 2005 (70 FR 44940).
    The Commission's staff has determined that AmerGen Energy Company, 
LLC has submitted sufficient information in accordance with 10 CFR 
54.19, 54.21, 54.22, 54.23, and 51.53(c) that is acceptable for 
docketing. The current Docket No. 50-219 for Operating License No. DPR-
16 will be retained. The docketing of the renewal application does not 
preclude requesting additional information as the review proceeds, nor 
does it predict whether the Commission will grant or deny the 
application.
    Before issuance of each requested renewed license, the NRC will 
have made the findings required by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as 
amended (the Act), and the Commission's rules and regulations. In 
accordance with 10 CFR 54.29, the NRC will issue a renewed license on 
the basis of its review if it finds that actions have been identified 
and have been or will be taken with respect to: (1) Managing the 
effects of aging during the period of extended operation on the 
functionality of structures and components that have been identified as 
requiring aging management review, and (2) time-limited aging analyses 
that have been identified as requiring review, such that there is 
reasonable assurance that the activities authorized by the renewed 
license will continue to be conducted in accordance with the current 
licensing basis (CLB), and that any changes made to the plant's CLB 
comply with the Act and the Commission's regulations.
    Additionally, in accordance with 10 CFR 51.95(c), the NRC will 
prepare an environmental impact statement that is a supplement to the 
Commission's NUREG-1437, ``Generic Environmental Impact Statement for 
License Renewal of Nuclear Power Plants,'' dated May 1996. Pursuant to 
10 CFR 51.26, and as part of the environmental scoping process, the 
staff intends to hold a public scoping meeting. Detailed information 
regarding this meeting will be the subject of a separate Federal 
Register notice.
    Within 60 days after the date of publication of this Federal 
Register Notice, the applicant may file a request for a hearing, and 
any person whose interest may be affected by this proceeding and who 
wishes to participate as a party in the proceeding must file a written 
request for a hearing and a petition for leave to intervene with 
respect to the renewal of the licenses. Requests for a hearing and a 
petition for leave to intervene shall be filed in accordance with the 
Commission's ``Rules of Practice for Domestic Licensing Proceedings'' 
in 10 CFR part 2. Interested persons should consult a current copy of 
10 CFR 2.309, which is available at the Commission's Public Document 
Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, 
First Floor, Rockville, Maryland 20852 and is accessible from the 
Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) 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 by telephone at 1-800-397-4209, or by e-mail 
at pdr@nrc.gov. If a request for a hearing/petition for leave to 
intervene is filed within the 60-day period, the Commission or a 
presiding officer designated by the Commission or by the Chief 
Administrative Judge of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel 
will rule on the request/petition; and the Secretary or the Chief 
Administrative Judge of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board will 
issue a notice of a hearing or an appropriate order. In the event that 
no request for a hearing/petition for leave to intervene is filed 
within the 60-day period, the NRC may, upon completion of its 
evaluations and upon making the findings required under 10 CFR parts 51 
and 54, renew the license without further notice.
    As required by 10 CFR 2.309, a petition for leave to intervene 
shall set forth with particularity the interest of the petitioner in 
the proceeding, and how that interest may be affected by the results of 
the proceeding, taking into consideration the limited scope of matters 
that may be considered pursuant to 10 CFR parts 51 and 54. The petition 
must specifically explain the reasons why intervention should be 
permitted with particular reference to the following factors: (1) The 
nature of the requestor's/petitioner's right under the Act to be made a 
party to the proceeding; (2) the nature and extent of the requestor's/
petitioner's property, financial, or other interest in the proceeding; 
and (3) the possible effect of any decision or order which may be 
entered in the proceeding on the requestor's/petitioner's interest. The 
petition must also set forth the specific contentions which the 
petitioner/requestor seeks to have litigated at the proceeding.
    Each contention must consist of a specific statement of the issue 
of law or fact to be raised or controverted. In addition, the 
requestor/petitioner shall provide a brief explanation of the bases of 
each contention and a concise statement of the alleged facts or the 
expert opinion that supports the contention on which the requestor/
petitioner intends to rely in proving the contention at the hearing. 
The requestor/petitioner must also provide references to those specific 
sources and documents of which the requestor/petitioner is aware and on 
which the requestor/petitioner intends to rely to establish those facts 
or expert opinion. The requestor/petitioner must provide sufficient 
information to show that a genuine dispute exists with the

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applicant on a material issue of law or fact.\1\ Contentions shall be 
limited to matters within the scope of the action under consideration. 
The contention must be one that, if proven, would entitle the 
requestor/petitioner to relief. A requestor/petitioner who fails to 
satisfy these requirements with respect to at least one contention will 
not be permitted to participate as a party.
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    \1\ To the extent that the application contains attachments and 
supporting documents that are not publicly available because they 
are asserted to contain safeguards or proprietary information, 
petitioners desiring access to this information should contact the 
applicant or applicant's counsel to discuss the need for a 
protection order.
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    The Commission requests that each contention be given a separate 
numeric or alpha designation within one of the following groups: (1) 
Technical (primarily related to safety concerns); (2) environmental; or 
(3) miscellaneous.
    As specified in 10 CFR 2.309, if two or more requestors/petitioners 
seek to co-sponsor a contention or propose substantially the same 
contention, the requestors/petitioners will be required to jointly 
designate a representative who shall have the authority to act for the 
requestors/petitioners 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. 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.\2\ A copy of the request for hearing and 
petition for leave to intervene must 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 e-mail 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 
applicant, Kathryn M. Sutton, Esquire, Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius LLP, 
1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, 20004.
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    \2\ If the request/petition is filed by e-mail or facsimile, an 
original and two copies of the document must be mailed within 2 
(two) business days thereafter to the Secretary, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; Attention: 
Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff.
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    Non-timely requests and/or petitions and contentions will not be 
entertained absent a determination by the Commission, the presiding 
officer, or the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board that the petition, 
request and/or contentions should be granted based on a balancing of 
the factors specified in 10 CFR 2.309(a)(1)(I)-(viii).
    Detailed information about the license renewal process can be found 
under the Nuclear Reactors icon at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/
operating/licensing/renewal.html on the NRC's Web site. Copies of the 
application to renew the operating license for Oyster Creek Nuclear 
Generating Station are available for public inspection at the 
Commission's PDR, located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville 
Pike, First Floor, Rockville, Maryland 20852-2738, and at http://
www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/licensing/renewal/applications.html, the 
NRC's Web site while the application is under review. 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 under 
ADAMS accession number ML052080172. Persons who do not have access to 
ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in 
ADAMS may contact the NRC Public Document Room (PDR) Reference staff by 
telephone at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov.
    The staff has verified that a copy of the license renewal 
application is also available to local residents near the Oyster Creek 
Nuclear Generating Station at the Lacey Public Library, 10 East Lacey 
Road, Forked River, NJ 08731.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 9th day of September, 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Samson S. Lee,
Acting Program Director, License Renewal and Environmental Impacts 
Program, Division of Regulatory Improvement Programs, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation.
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