Virginia Electric and Power Company; Surry Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2, Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact, 35264-35265 [E7-12431]

Download as PDF 35264 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 27, 2007 / Notices Resources Division, and either e-mailed to pubcomment-ees.enrd@usdoj.gov or mailed to P.O. Box 7611, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, and should refer to United States v. Nevada Power Company, D.J. Ref. 90–5–2–1–07969. The Decree may be examined at the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Nevada, located at 333 South Las Vegas Blvd., Lloyd George Federal Building, Las Vegas, Nevada, and at U.S. EPA Region 9, located at 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, California. During the public comment period, the Decree may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site, http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ ConsentDecrees.html. A copy of the Decree may also be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, P.O. 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[FR Doc. 07–3150 Filed 6–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–M NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–280 and 50–281] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Virginia Electric and Power Company; Surry Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2, Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of exemptions from Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), Part 50, Appendix G, ‘‘Fracture Toughness Requirements’’ and 10 CFR Part 50, Section 50.61, ‘‘Fracture toughness requirements for protection against pressurized thermal shock events,’’ for Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR–32 and DPR–37, VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:50 Jun 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 issued to Virginia Electric and Power Company (the licensee), for operation of the Surry Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 (Surry 1 and 2), located in Surry County, Virginia. 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 The proposed action, as described in the licensee’s application dated June 13, 2006 (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML061650080), would allow use of an alternate method, as described in Framatome Advanced Nuclear Power Topical Report BAW– 2308, Revision 1, ‘‘Initial RTNDT of Linde 80 Weld Materials,’’ for determining the adjusted reference nilductility temperature (RTNDT) of the Linde 80 weld materials present in the beltline region of the Surry 1 and 2 reactor pressure vessels (RPVs). On August 4, 2005, NRC approved the Topical Report BAW–2308, Revision 1 (ADAMS Accession No. ML052070408). The Need for the Proposed Action The underlying purpose of 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix G, and 10 CFR 50.61 is to protect the integrity of the reactor coolant pressure boundary by ensuring that each RPV material has adequate fracture toughness. Per 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix G, and 10 CFR 50.61, the methodology for evaluating RPV material fracture toughness is based on Charpy V-notch and drop weight data. This methodology has been shown to be overly conservative when used to predict the transition from ductile to brittle failure in Linde 80 welds. As a result, the licensee proposes to use an alternate methodology as described in the NRC approved Topical Report BAW–2308, Revision 1, and this alternate methodology still yields conservative results for demonstrating compliance with the requirements of 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix G, and 10 CFR 50.61. Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action The NRC has completed its safety evaluation (SE) of the proposed action and concludes that the proposed exemptions will not present an undue risk to the public health and safety. The details of the NRC staff’s SE will be provided in the exemptions that will be issued as part of the letter to the licensee approving the exemptions to the regulation. The exemptions would allow the licensee to use an alternative PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 methodology to make use of fracture toughness test data for evaluating the integrity of the Surry 1 and 2 RPV circumferential beltline welds; do not compromise the safe operation of the reactors, and ensure that RPV integrity is maintained. Further, these exemptions will not increase the potential for failure of RPV due to PTS. Therefore, these exemptions have no significant environmental impacts. 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 off site. There is no significant increase in the amount of any effluent released off site. 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 NRC staff considered denial of the proposed action (i.e., the ‘‘noaction’’ 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 Surry 1 and 2, May and June 1972, respectively. Agencies and Persons Consulted In accordance with its stated policy, on April 25, 2007, the NRC staff consulted with Mr. Les Foldesi, Director of the Bureau of Radiological Health, Commonwealth of Virginia, regarding the environmental impact of the proposed action. The State official had no comments. E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 27, 2007 / Notices 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 letter dated June 13, 2006. 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 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 send an e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 21st day of June 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Siva P. Lingam, Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch II– 1, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E7–12431 Filed 6–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P POSTAL SERVICE BOARD OF GOVERNORS Sunshine Act Meeting; Notification of Items Added to Meeting Agenda DATE OF MEETING: STATUS: June 19, 2007. Closed. 72 FR 32338, June 12, 2007. ADDITIONS: 1. Postal Regulatory Commission Opinion and Recommended Decision in Docket No. MC2006–7, Stamped Stationery and Stamped Cards Classifications. 2. Postal Regulatory Commission Opinion and Recommended Decision in Docket No. MC2007–2, Repositionable Notes Minor Classification Change. 3. Filing with the Postal Regulatory Commission for Premium Forwarding Service. At its closed meeting on June 19, 2007, the Board of Governors of the jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:40 Jun 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 United States Postal Service voted unanimously to add these items to the agenda of its closed meeting and that no earlier announcement was possible. The General Counsel of the United States Postal Service certified that in her opinion discussion of this item could be properly closed to public observation. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Wendy A. Hocking, Secretary of the Board, U.S. Postal Service, 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW., Washington, DC 20260– 1000. Wendy A. Hocking, Secretary. [FR Doc. 07–3156 Filed 6–22–07; 4:56 pm] BILLING CODE 7710–12–M SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. IC–27869; File No. 812–13361] ING Life Insurance and Annuity Company, et al., Notice of Application June 20, 2007. The Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice of application for an order pursuant to Section 26(c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (‘‘1940 Act’’ or ‘‘Act’’) approving certain substitutions of securities and for an order of exemption pursuant to Section 17(b) of the 1940 Act. AGENCY: ING Life Insurance and Annuity Company, ING USA Annuity and Life Insurance Company and ReliaStar Life Insurance Company of New York (each a ‘‘Company’’ and together, the ‘‘Companies’’), Variable Annuity Account B of ING Life Insurance and Annuity Company, Separate Account B of ING USA Annuity and Life Insurance Company, Separate Account EQ of ING USA Annuity and Life Insurance Company and ReliaStar Life Insurance Company of New York Separate Account NY–B (each, an ‘‘Account’’ and together, the ‘‘Accounts’’), and ING Investors Trust are collectively referred to herein as the ‘‘Applicants.’’ SUMMARY OF APPLICATION: The Applicants request an order, pursuant to Section 26(c) of the 1940 Act, permitting the substitution (‘‘Substitution’’) of shares of the ING Franklin Mutual Shares Portfolio—Service Class (the ‘‘Substitute Fund’’) for shares of the Franklin Templeton VIP Mutual Shares Securities Fund—Class 2 (the ‘‘Replaced Fund’’). The Applicants also hereby apply for an order of exemption APPLICANTS: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35265 pursuant to Section 17(b) of the 1940 Act to permit in-kind redemptions and purchases in connection with the Substitution. FILING DATE: The Application was filed on January 31, 2007 and amended and restated on June 18, 2007. HEARING OR NOTIFICATION OF HEARING: An order granting the Application will be issued unless the Commission orders a hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing by writing to the Secretary of the Commission 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 July 13, 2007, 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 who wish to be notified of a hearing may request notification by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. ADDRESSES: Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. Applicants, J. Neil McMurdie, Counsel, ING Americas U.S. Legal Services, 151 Farmington Avenue, TS31, Hartford, CT 06156–8975. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alison White, Senior Counsel, or Joyce M. Pickholz, Branch Chief, Office of Insurance Products, Division of Investment Management, at (202) 551– 6795. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is a summary of the Application. The complete Application is available for a fee from the Public Reference Branch of the Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Room 1580, Washington, DC 20549. Applicants’ Representations 1. Each of the Companies is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of ING Groep, N.V. (‘‘ING’’). ING is a global financial services holding company based in The Netherlands which is active in the field of insurance, banking and asset management. As a result, each Company likely would be deemed to be an affiliate of the others. 2. ING Life Insurance and Annuity Company (‘‘ING Life’’) is a stock life insurance company organized under the laws of the State of Connecticut in 1976 as Forward Life Insurance Company. Through a December 31, 1976 merger, ING Life’s operations include the business of Aetna Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company (formerly known as Participating Annuity Life Insurance E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 50-280 and 50-281]


Virginia Electric and Power Company; Surry Power Station, Unit 
Nos. 1 and 2, Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant 
Impact

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering 
issuance of exemptions from Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
(10 CFR), Part 50, Appendix G, ``Fracture Toughness Requirements'' and 
10 CFR Part 50, Section 50.61, ``Fracture toughness requirements for 
protection against pressurized thermal shock events,'' for Renewed 
Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-32 and DPR-37, issued to Virginia 
Electric and Power Company (the licensee), for operation of the Surry 
Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 (Surry 1 and 2), located in Surry 
County, Virginia. 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

    The proposed action, as described in the licensee's application 
dated June 13, 2006 (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS) Accession No. ML061650080), would allow use of an alternate 
method, as described in Framatome Advanced Nuclear Power Topical Report 
BAW-2308, Revision 1, ``Initial RTNDT of Linde 80 Weld 
Materials,'' for determining the adjusted reference nil-ductility 
temperature (RTNDT) of the Linde 80 weld materials present 
in the beltline region of the Surry 1 and 2 reactor pressure vessels 
(RPVs). On August 4, 2005, NRC approved the Topical Report BAW-2308, 
Revision 1 (ADAMS Accession No. ML052070408).

The Need for the Proposed Action

    The underlying purpose of 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix G, and 10 CFR 
50.61 is to protect the integrity of the reactor coolant pressure 
boundary by ensuring that each RPV material has adequate fracture 
toughness. Per 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix G, and 10 CFR 50.61, the 
methodology for evaluating RPV material fracture toughness is based on 
Charpy V-notch and drop weight data. This methodology has been shown to 
be overly conservative when used to predict the transition from ductile 
to brittle failure in Linde 80 welds. As a result, the licensee 
proposes to use an alternate methodology as described in the NRC 
approved Topical Report BAW-2308, Revision 1, and this alternate 
methodology still yields conservative results for demonstrating 
compliance with the requirements of 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix G, and 10 
CFR 50.61.

Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action

    The NRC has completed its safety evaluation (SE) of the proposed 
action and concludes that the proposed exemptions will not present an 
undue risk to the public health and safety. The details of the NRC 
staff's SE will be provided in the exemptions that will be issued as 
part of the letter to the licensee approving the exemptions to the 
regulation. The exemptions would allow the licensee to use an 
alternative methodology to make use of fracture toughness test data for 
evaluating the integrity of the Surry 1 and 2 RPV circumferential 
beltline welds; do not compromise the safe operation of the reactors, 
and ensure that RPV integrity is maintained. Further, these exemptions 
will not increase the potential for failure of RPV due to PTS. 
Therefore, these exemptions have no significant environmental impacts.
    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 off site. There is no significant 
increase in the amount of any effluent released off site. 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 NRC 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 Surry 1 and 2, May and June 1972, 
respectively.

Agencies and Persons Consulted

    In accordance with its stated policy, on April 25, 2007, the NRC 
staff consulted with Mr. Les Foldesi, Director of the Bureau of 
Radiological Health, Commonwealth of Virginia, regarding the 
environmental impact of the proposed action. The State official had no 
comments.

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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 letter dated June 13, 2006. 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 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 send 
an e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 21st day of June 2007.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Siva P. Lingam,
Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch II-1, Division of Operating 
Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. E7-12431 Filed 6-26-07; 8:45 am]
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