Notice of Acceptance for Docketing of the Application, for Facility Operating License No. NPF-63 for an Additional 20-Year Period; Carolina Power & Light Company, Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1, 1562-1563 [E7-324]

Download as PDF rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES 1562 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 8 / Friday, January 12, 2007 / Notices 4. Who is required or asked to report: All NRC-licensed low-level waste facilities. All generators, collectors, and processors of low-level waste intended for disposal at a low-level waste facility must complete the appropriate forms. 5. The estimated number of annual respondents: NRC Form 540 and 540A: 2,500 licensees. NRC Form 541 and 541A: 2,500 licensees. NRC Form 542 and 542A: 22 licensees. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: NRC Form 540 and 540A: 10,050 (.75 hours per response). NRC Form 541 and 541A: 44,341 (3.3 hours per response). NRC Form 542 and 542A: 567 (.75 hours per response). 7. Abstract: NRC Forms 540, 541, and 542, together with their continuation pages, designated by the ‘‘A’’ suffix, provide a set of standardized forms to meet Department of Transportation (DOT), NRC, and State requirements. The forms were developed by NRC at the request of low-level waste industry groups. The forms provide uniformity and efficiency in the collection of information contained in manifests which are required to control transfers of low-level radioactive waste intended for disposal at a land disposal facility. NRC Form 540 contains information needed to satisfy DOT shipping paper requirements in 49 CFR Part 172 and the waste tracking requirements of NRC in 10 CFR Part 20. NRC Form 541 contains information needed by disposal site facilities to safely dispose of low-level waste and information to meet NRC and State requirements regulating these activities. NRC Form 542, completed by waste collectors or processors, contains information which facilitates tracking the identity of the waste generator. That tracking becomes more complicated when the waste forms, dimensions, or packagings are changed by the waste processor. Each container of waste shipped from a waste processor may contain waste from several different generators. The information provided on NRC Form 542 permits the States and Compacts to know the original generators of low-level waste, as authorized by the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1985, so they can ensure that waste is disposed of in the appropriate Compact. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:41 Jan 11, 2007 Jkt 211001 Submit, by March 13, 2007, Comments That Address the Following Questions 1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical utility? 2. Is the burden estimate accurate? 3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected? 4. How can the burden of the information collection be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology? A copy of the draft supporting statement may be viewed free of charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O–1 F21, Rockville, MD 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/ doc-comment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the NRC Clearance Officer, Margaret A. Janney, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, T–5 F53, Washington, DC 20555–0001, by telephone at 301–415–7245, or by Internet electronic mail to INFOCOLLECTS@NRC.GOV. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 8th day of January 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Margaret A. Janney, NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services. [FR Doc. E7–325 Filed 1–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–400] Notice of Acceptance for Docketing of the Application, for Facility Operating License No. NPF–63 for an Additional 20-Year Period; Carolina Power & Light Company, Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1 The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is considering an application for the renewal of operating license NPF–63, which authorizes the Carolina Power & Light Company, doing business as Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc., to operate the Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, (HNP), Unit 1, at 2900 megawatts thermal. The renewed license would authorize the applicant to PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 operate the HNP, Unit 1, for an additional 20 years beyond the period specified in the current license. HNP, Unit 1, is located in Wake County, North Carolina, and its current operating license expires on October 24, 2026. On November 16, 2006, the Commission’s staff received an application from Carolina Power & Light Company, to renew operating license NPF–63 for HNP, Unit 1, pursuant to Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 54. A notice of receipt and availability of the license renewal application (LRA) was published in the Federal Register on December 11, 2006 (71 FR 71586). The Commission’s staff has reviewed the LRA for its acceptability and has determined that Carolina Power & Light Company has submitted sufficient information in accordance with 10 CFR Sections 54.19, 54.21, 54.22, 54.23, and 51.53(c), and that the application is acceptable for docketing. The Commission will retain the current Docket No. 50–400, for operating license NPF–63. The docketing of the renewal application does not preclude requests for additional information as the review proceeds, nor does it predict whether the Commission will grant or deny the license. The license renewal process proceeds along two tracks, one for review of safety issues, pursuant to 10 CFR Part 54 and another for environmental issues, pursuant to 10 CFR Part 51. An applicant must provide NRC with an evaluation of the technical aspects of plant aging and describe the aging management programs and activities that will be relied on to manage aging. In addition, in order to support plant operation for the additional 20 years, the applicant must prepare an evaluation of the potential impact on the environment. The NRC reviews the application, documents its reviews in a safety evaluation report and a supplemental environmental impact statement, and performs verification inspections at the applicant’s facility. If the NRC issues a renewed license, the licensee must continue to comply with all existing regulations, license conditions, orders, and commitments associated with the current operating license as well as those additional activities required as a result of license renewal. The licensee’s activities continue to be subject to NRC oversight during the period of extended operation. Before issuance of the 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 E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 1563 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 8 / Friday, January 12, 2007 / Notices and regulations. In accordance with 10 CFR 54.29, the NRC may 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 will comply with the Act and the Commission’s regulations. In addition, the Commission must find that applicable requirements of Subpart A of 10 CFR Part 51 have been satisfied, and that matters raised under 10 CFR 2.335 have been addressed. Notice of Opportunity for Hearing and Notices relating to the environmental review will be published at a later date. In accordance with 10 CFR 51.53(c) and 10 CFR 54.23, Carolina Power & Light Company prepared and submitted the environmental report (ER) as part of the LRA. The LRA and the ER are publicly available at the NRC’s PDR, located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852, or from ADAMS. The ADAMS accession numbers for the LRA and the ER are ML063350270 and ML063350276, respectively. The public may also view the LRA and the ER on the Internet at http://www.nrc.gov/ reactors/operating/licensing/renewal/ applications.html. In addition, the LRA and the ER are available to the public near HNP, Unit 1, at the Eva. H. Perry Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex, North Carolina 27502. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 8th day of January, 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Pao-Tsin Kuo, Acting Director, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E7–324 Filed 1–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert B. Anderson, Office of Economic Policy, Office of Management and Budget, (202) 395–3381. James D. Foster, Associate Director for Economic Policy, Office of Management and Budget. Appendix C—Discount Rates for CostEffectiveness, Lease Purchase, and Related Analyses (OMB Circular No. A– 94) Revised December 2006. OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET Discount Rates for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Federal Programs Office of Management and Budget. ACTION: Revisions to Appendix C of OMB Circular A–94. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Office of Management and Budget revised Circular A–94 in 1992. The revised Circular specified certain discount rates to be updated annually when the interest rate and inflation assumptions used to prepare the budget of the United States Government were changed. These discount rates are found in Appendix C of the revised Circular. The updated discount rates are shown below. The discount rates in Appendix C are to be used for cost-effectiveness analysis, including lease-purchase analysis, as specified in the revised Circular. They do not apply to regulatory analysis. DATES: The revised discount rates are effective immediately and will be in effect through December 2007. Effective Dates. This appendix is updated annually around the time of the President’s budget submission to Congress. This version of the appendix is valid for calendar year 2007. A copy of the updated appendix can be obtained in electronic form through the OMB home page at http:// www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars/ a094/a94_appx-c.html, the text of the main body of the Circular is found at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/ circulars/a094/a094.html, and a table of past years’ rates is located at http:// www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars/ a094/DISCHIST–2007.pdf. Updates of the appendix are also available upon request from OMB’s Office of Economic Policy (202–395–3381). Nominal Discount Rates. A forecast of nominal or market interest rates for 2007 based on the economic assumptions for the 2008 Budget are presented below. These nominal rates are to be used for discounting nominal flows, which are often encountered in lease-purchase analysis. NOMINAL INTEREST RATES ON TREASURY NOTES AND BONDS OF SPECIFIED MATURITIES [In percent] 3-Year 5-Year 7-Year 10-Year 20-Year 30-Year 4.9 4.9 4.9 5.0 5.1 5.1 Real Discount Rates. A forecast of real interest rates from which the inflation premium has been removed and based on the economic assumptions from the 2008 Budget is presented below. These real rates are to be used for discounting constant-dollar flows, as is often required in cost-effectiveness analysis. 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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 50-400]


Notice of Acceptance for Docketing of the Application, for 
Facility Operating License No. NPF-63 for an Additional 20-Year Period; 
Carolina Power & Light Company, Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, 
Unit 1

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is 
considering an application for the renewal of operating license NPF-63, 
which authorizes the Carolina Power & Light Company, doing business as 
Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc., to operate the Shearon Harris Nuclear 
Power Plant, (HNP), Unit 1, at 2900 megawatts thermal. The renewed 
license would authorize the applicant to operate the HNP, Unit 1, for 
an additional 20 years beyond the period specified in the current 
license. HNP, Unit 1, is located in Wake County, North Carolina, and 
its current operating license expires on October 24, 2026.
    On November 16, 2006, the Commission's staff received an 
application from Carolina Power & Light Company, to renew operating 
license NPF-63 for HNP, Unit 1, pursuant to Title 10 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 54. A notice of receipt and availability 
of the license renewal application (LRA) was published in the Federal 
Register on December 11, 2006 (71 FR 71586).
    The Commission's staff has reviewed the LRA for its acceptability 
and has determined that Carolina Power & Light Company has submitted 
sufficient information in accordance with 10 CFR Sections 54.19, 54.21, 
54.22, 54.23, and 51.53(c), and that the application is acceptable for 
docketing. The Commission will retain the current Docket No. 50-400, 
for operating license NPF-63. The docketing of the renewal application 
does not preclude requests for additional information as the review 
proceeds, nor does it predict whether the Commission will grant or deny 
the license.
    The license renewal process proceeds along two tracks, one for 
review of safety issues, pursuant to 10 CFR Part 54 and another for 
environmental issues, pursuant to 10 CFR Part 51. An applicant must 
provide NRC with an evaluation of the technical aspects of plant aging 
and describe the aging management programs and activities that will be 
relied on to manage aging. In addition, in order to support plant 
operation for the additional 20 years, the applicant must prepare an 
evaluation of the potential impact on the environment. The NRC reviews 
the application, documents its reviews in a safety evaluation report 
and a supplemental environmental impact statement, and performs 
verification inspections at the applicant's facility. If the NRC issues 
a renewed license, the licensee must continue to comply with all 
existing regulations, license conditions, orders, and commitments 
associated with the current operating license as well as those 
additional activities required as a result of license renewal. The 
licensee's activities continue to be subject to NRC oversight during 
the period of extended operation.
    Before issuance of the 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

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and regulations. In accordance with 10 CFR 54.29, the NRC may 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 will comply with the Act and the Commission's regulations. 
In addition, the Commission must find that applicable requirements of 
Subpart A of 10 CFR Part 51 have been satisfied, and that matters 
raised under 10 CFR 2.335 have been addressed.
    Notice of Opportunity for Hearing and Notices relating to the 
environmental review will be published at a later date.
    In accordance with 10 CFR 51.53(c) and 10 CFR 54.23, Carolina Power 
& Light Company prepared and submitted the environmental report (ER) as 
part of the LRA. The LRA and the ER are publicly available at the NRC's 
PDR, located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, 
Maryland 20852, or from ADAMS. The ADAMS accession numbers for the LRA 
and the ER are ML063350270 and ML063350276, respectively. The public 
may also view the LRA and the ER on the Internet at http://www.nrc.gov/
reactors/operating/licensing/renewal/applications.html. In addition, 
the LRA and the ER are available to the public near HNP, Unit 1, at the 
Eva. H. Perry Library, 2100 Shepherd's Vineyard Drive, Apex, North 
Carolina 27502.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 8th day of January, 2007.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Pao-Tsin Kuo,
Acting Director, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation.
[FR Doc. E7-324 Filed 1-11-07; 8:45 am]
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