Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact Related to Exemption From the Recordkeeping Requirements of 10 CFR Part 50 for Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc., License DPR-21, Millstone, Connecticut, 4048-4049 [E7-1345]

Download as PDF 4048 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 18 / Monday, January 29, 2007 / Notices NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 40–7102–MLA; ASLBP No. 07– 852–01–MLA–BD01] Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corporation; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Pursuant to delegation by the Commission dated December 29, 1972, published in the Federal Register, 37 FR 28,710 (1972), and the Commission’s regulations, see 10 CFR 2.104, 2.300, 2.303, 2.309, 2.311, 2.318, and 2.321, an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board is being established to preside over the following proceeding: Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corporation (License Amendment Request for Decommissioning the Newfield Facility) jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES This Board is being established pursuant to a November 9, 2006 Notice of License Amendment Request and Opportunity to Request a Hearing (71 FR 66,986 (Nov. 17, 2006)), regarding the request of Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corporation (SMC) to amend its Source Material License No. SMB–743 to authorize the decommissioning of its Newfield Facility in Newfield, New Jersey. SMC submitted its revised Decommissioning Plan (DP) by letter dated June 30, 2006, and the NRC Staff found the DP acceptable to begin a detailed technical review of its adequacy. This proceeding concerns the requests for hearing submitted by the Attorney General for the State of New Jersey, the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the County of Cumberland, the Residents of Newfield, New Jersey (by Terry Ragone), and Loretta Williams. This Board is comprised of the following administrative judges: Alan S. Rosenthal, Chair, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Dr. Richard E. Wardwell, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Dr. William Reed, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. All correspondence, documents, and other materials shall be filed with the administrative judges in accordance with 10 CFR 2.302. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:04 Jan 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 Issued at Rockville, Maryland, this 23rd day of January 2007. E. Roy Hawkens, Chief Administrative Judge, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel. [FR Doc. E7–1346 Filed 1–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–245] Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact Related to Exemption From the Recordkeeping Requirements of 10 CFR Part 50 for Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc., License DPR–21, Millstone, Connecticut U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact. AGENCY: John Hickman, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Mail Stop: T7E18, Washington, DC 20555–00001. Telephone: (301) 415–3017; e-mail: jbh@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Introduction 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) 50.59(d)(3); 10 CFR 50.71(c); 10 CFR part 50, Appendix A Criterion 1; and 10 CFR part 50, Appendix B Criterion XVII, for the Millstone Power Station, Unit 1 (Millstone Unit 1) as requested by Dominion Nuclear Connecticut (DNC or the Licensee) on June 8, 2006. An Environmental Assessment (EA) was performed by the NRC staff in support of its review of the exemption request. II. Environmental Assessment Background Millstone Unit 1 was a single-cycle, boiling water reactor with a Mark I containment which was designed, furnished and constructed by General Electric Company as the prime contractor for the licensee. The General Electric Company engaged Ebasco Services Incorporated as the architectengineer. Millstone Unit 1 had a reactor thermal output of 2011 megawatts and PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 a net electrical output of 652.1 megawatts. The Millstone site is located in the town of Waterford, New London County, Connecticut, on the north shore of Long Island Sound. Construction of Millstone Unit 1 was authorized by a provisional construction permit CPPR–20, on May 19, 1966, in AEC Docket 50–245. Millstone Unit 1 was completed and ready for fuel loading during October 1970. The plant went into commercial operation on December 28, 1970. On July 21, 1998, pursuant to 10 CFR 50.82(a)(1)(i) and 10 CFR 50.82(a)(1)(ii), the licensee certified to the NRC that, as of July 17, 1998, Millstone Unit No. 1 had permanently ceased operations and that fuel had been permanently removed from the reactor vessel. The issuance of this certification fundamentally changed the licensing basis of Millstone Unit 1 in that the NRC issued 10 CFR part 50 license no longer authorizes operation of the reactor or emplacement or retention of fuel in the reactor vessel. Safety related structures, systems, and components (SSCs) and SSCs important to safety remaining at Millstone Unit 1 are associated with the spent fuel pool island where the Millstone Unit 1 spent fuel is stored. Other than non-essential systems supporting the balance of plant facilities, the remaining plant equipment has been de-energized, disabled and abandoned in place or removed from the unit and can no longer be used for power generation. This EA has been developed in accordance with the requirements of 10 CFR 51.21. Proposed Action DNC is requesting an exemption from the record retention requirements of: (1) 10 CFR 50.59(d)(3), which requires certain records be maintained until ‘‘termination of a license issued pursuant to’’ Part 50; (2) 10 CFR 50.71(c) which requires that records required by the regulations, by license condition, or by technical specifications must be retained for the period specified by the appropriate regulation, license condition, or technical specification or if a retention period is not otherwise specified, these records must be retained until the Commission terminates the facility license; (3) 10 CFR Part 50 Appendix A Criterion 1, which requires certain records be retained ‘‘throughout the life of the unit’’; and (4) 10 CFR Part 50 Appendix B Criterion XVll, which requires certain records be retained consistent with regulatory requirements for a duration established by the licensee. DNC proposes to eliminate record retention requirements for Millstone E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 18 / Monday, January 29, 2007 / Notices Unit 1 SSCs associated with safe power generation that have been de-energized, disabled, and abandoned in place or removed from the unit. DNC is not requesting an exemption associated with record keeping requirements for storage of spent fuel in the Millstone Unit 1 spent fuel pool or for systems required to support the safe storage of spent fuel. Need for Proposed Action The requested exemption and application of the exemption will eliminate the requirement to maintain records that are no longer necessary due to the permanently shutdown status of the facility and thereby reduce the financial burden on ratepayers associated with the storage of a large volume of records. Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action 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 effluents that may be released off site and there is no significant increase in the amount of any effluent released offsite. 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 it has no other environmental impact. Therefore, there are no significant nonradiological environmental impacts associated with the proposed action. Accordingly, the NRC concludes that the proposed action will have no significant effect on the environment. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Environmental Impacts of the Alternatives to the Proposed Action None. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:04 Jan 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 IV. Further Information For further details with respect to the proposed action, see the licensee’s letter dated June 8, 2006, (ADAMS Accession No. ML061590490). The NRC Public Documents Room is located at NRC Headquarters in Rockville, MD, and can be contacted at (800) 397–4209. Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available records will be accessible electronically from the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System’s (ADAMS) Public Library component on the NRC Web site, http://www.nrc.gov (the Public Electronic Reading Room). 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 at pdr@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 19th day of January, 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Keith I. McConnell, Deputy Director, Decommissioning and Uranium Recovery, Licensing Directorate, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs. [FR Doc. E7–1345 Filed 1–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings As an alternative to the proposed action, the staff considered denial of the proposed action (i.e., the ‘‘no-action’’ alternative). Under this alternative DNC 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 Consulted 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 has determined that preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not warranted, and a Finding of No Significant Impact is appropriate. NAME OF AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission. 10 a.m., Thursday, February 1, 2007 PLACE: Commission conference room, 901 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20268–0001. STATUS: Open. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. Agency organization—establishment of the Office of the Inspector General and the position of Inspector General of the Postal Regulatory Commission. 2. 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AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Social Security Administration requests applications for cooperative agreement funding to support projects that will design and implement effective, replicable, and sustainable models which will increase the number of children (birth to age 5) who receive developmental screening and improve the early identification of children with developmental delays and/or disabilities. Authority: Section 1110 of the Social Security Act (the Act) authorizes the cooperative agreement funding described in this announcement. DATES: The closing date for receipt of cooperative agreement applications under this announcement is March 14, 2007. Section IV of this announcement contains instructions for submitting applications under this announcement. Prospective applicants are also asked to submit, preferably by February 5, 2007, a fax, post card, letter, or e-mail of intent that includes (1) The program announcement number (SSA–OPDR– 07–01) and title (Early Identification and Intervention Demonstrations (EIID)); (2) the name of the agency or organization that is applying; and (3) the name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, and fax number for the organization’s contact person. The notice of intent should be (1) Emailed to Stephen.Evangelista@ssa.gov using ‘‘EIID—Notice of Intent’’ in the E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 50-245]


Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact 
Related to Exemption From the Recordkeeping Requirements of 10 CFR Part 
50 for Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc., License DPR-21, Millstone, 
Connecticut

AGENCY: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Hickman, Division of Waste 
Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and State 
Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Mail Stop: T7E18, Washington, DC 20555-00001. 
Telephone: (301) 415-3017; e-mail: jbh@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    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) 50.59(d)(3); 10 
CFR 50.71(c); 10 CFR part 50, Appendix A Criterion 1; and 10 CFR part 
50, Appendix B Criterion XVII, for the Millstone Power Station, Unit 1 
(Millstone Unit 1) as requested by Dominion Nuclear Connecticut (DNC or 
the Licensee) on June 8, 2006. An Environmental Assessment (EA) was 
performed by the NRC staff in support of its review of the exemption 
request.

II. Environmental Assessment

Background

    Millstone Unit 1 was a single-cycle, boiling water reactor with a 
Mark I containment which was designed, furnished and constructed by 
General Electric Company as the prime contractor for the licensee. The 
General Electric Company engaged Ebasco Services Incorporated as the 
architect-engineer. Millstone Unit 1 had a reactor thermal output of 
2011 megawatts and a net electrical output of 652.1 megawatts. The 
Millstone site is located in the town of Waterford, New London County, 
Connecticut, on the north shore of Long Island Sound.
    Construction of Millstone Unit 1 was authorized by a provisional 
construction permit CPPR-20, on May 19, 1966, in AEC Docket 50-245. 
Millstone Unit 1 was completed and ready for fuel loading during 
October 1970. The plant went into commercial operation on December 28, 
1970. On July 21, 1998, pursuant to 10 CFR 50.82(a)(1)(i) and 10 CFR 
50.82(a)(1)(ii), the licensee certified to the NRC that, as of July 17, 
1998, Millstone Unit No. 1 had permanently ceased operations and that 
fuel had been permanently removed from the reactor vessel. The issuance 
of this certification fundamentally changed the licensing basis of 
Millstone Unit 1 in that the NRC issued 10 CFR part 50 license no 
longer authorizes operation of the reactor or emplacement or retention 
of fuel in the reactor vessel.
    Safety related structures, systems, and components (SSCs) and SSCs 
important to safety remaining at Millstone Unit 1 are associated with 
the spent fuel pool island where the Millstone Unit 1 spent fuel is 
stored. Other than non-essential systems supporting the balance of 
plant facilities, the remaining plant equipment has been de-energized, 
disabled and abandoned in place or removed from the unit and can no 
longer be used for power generation.
    This EA has been developed in accordance with the requirements of 
10 CFR 51.21.

Proposed Action

    DNC is requesting an exemption from the record retention 
requirements of: (1) 10 CFR 50.59(d)(3), which requires certain records 
be maintained until ``termination of a license issued pursuant to'' 
Part 50; (2) 10 CFR 50.71(c) which requires that records required by 
the regulations, by license condition, or by technical specifications 
must be retained for the period specified by the appropriate 
regulation, license condition, or technical specification or if a 
retention period is not otherwise specified, these records must be 
retained until the Commission terminates the facility license; (3) 10 
CFR Part 50 Appendix A Criterion 1, which requires certain records be 
retained ``throughout the life of the unit''; and (4) 10 CFR Part 50 
Appendix B Criterion XVll, which requires certain records be retained 
consistent with regulatory requirements for a duration established by 
the licensee.
    DNC proposes to eliminate record retention requirements for 
Millstone

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Unit 1 SSCs associated with safe power generation that have been de-
energized, disabled, and abandoned in place or removed from the unit. 
DNC is not requesting an exemption associated with record keeping 
requirements for storage of spent fuel in the Millstone Unit 1 spent 
fuel pool or for systems required to support the safe storage of spent 
fuel.

Need for Proposed Action

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

Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action

    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 effluents that may be released 
off site and there is no significant increase in the amount of any 
effluent released offsite. 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 it has no other 
environmental impact. Therefore, there are no significant 
nonradiological 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 DNC 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 Consulted

    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 has 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 June 8, 2006, (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML061590490). The NRC Public Documents Room is located at NRC 
Headquarters in Rockville, MD, and can be contacted at (800) 397-4209. 
Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC's Public 
Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville 
Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available records 
will be accessible electronically from the Agencywide Documents Access 
and Management System's (ADAMS) Public Library component on the NRC Web 
site, http://www.nrc.gov (the Public Electronic Reading Room). 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 at 
pdr@nrc.gov.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 19th day of January, 2007.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Keith I. McConnell,
Deputy Director, Decommissioning and Uranium Recovery, Licensing 
Directorate, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, 
Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management 
Programs.
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