Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 1 and 2; Notice of Acceptance for Docketing of the Application, and Notice of Opportunity for Hearing Regarding Renewal of Facility Operating License Nos. NPF-68 and NPF-81 for an Additional 20-Year Period, 46680-46682 [E7-16467]

Download as PDF 46680 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 161 / Tuesday, August 21, 2007 / Notices (PERR) link, http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/adams.html, on the NRC Web site or at the NRC’s Public Document Room located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. 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 at 1–800–397–4209, or 301–415– 4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NRC is considering issuance of amendments to Facility Operating License Nos. NPF– 014 (Unit 1) and NPF–022 (Unit 2) issued to PPL Susquehanna, LLC for operation of Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2, located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard V. Guzman, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Mail Stop O8–C2, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, by telephone at (301) 415–1030, or by email at RVG@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 15th day of August, 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Richard V. Guzman, Senior Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch I–1, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES References 1. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (PA). 25 Pa. Code § 93.7 Specific water quality criteria. Accessed at http://www.pacode.com/ secure/data/025/chapter93/025_0093.pdf on March 19, 2007. (ML070780679). 2. Ecology III, Inc. (Ecology III). Environmental Studies in the Vicinity of the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, 2002— Water Quality and Fishes. Berwick, PA. (ML071040042). 3. Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). Wild Resource Conservation Program, Regal Fritillary. Accessed at: http:// www.dcnr.state.pa.us/wrcf/regal.aspx on April 12, 2007. (ML071040022). 4. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Pennsylvania’s Environment Facility Application Compliance Tracking System. Accessed at: http://www.dep.state.pa.us/ efacts/default.asp on March 20, 2007. (ML071040025). 5. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (FBC). Endangered and Threatened Species of Pennsylvania—Bog Turtle Clemmys muhlenbergii. Accessed at: http:// sites.state.pa.us/PA_Exec/Fish_Boat/ etspecis.htm on April 12, 2007. (ML071040032). 6. Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC). Endangered Species. Accessed at: http:// www.pgc.state.pa.us/pgc/cwp/ view.asp?a=458&q=150321 on April 12, 2007. (ML071040030). VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:08 Aug 20, 2007 Jkt 211001 7. PPL Electric Utilities Corporation (PPL). Specification For Initial Clearing and Control Maintenance Of Vegetation On Or Adjacent To Electric Line Right-of-Way Through Use Of Herbicides, Mechanical, And Handclearing Techniques. Allentown, Pennsylvania. (ML071040030). 8. PPL Susquehanna, LLC (PPL). Susquehanna Steam Electric Station Proposed License Amendment Numbers 285 For Unit 1 Operating License No. NPF–14 and 253 For Unit 2 Operating License No. NPF–22 Constant Pressure Power Uprate PLA–6076. Allentown, Pennsylvania. (ML062900160). 9. PPL Susquehanna, LLC (PPL). Susquehanna Steam Electric Station Proposed License Amendment Numbers 285 For Unit 1 Operating License No. NPF–14 and 253 For Unit 2 Operating License No. NPF–22 Constant Power Uprate PLA–6076, Attachment 3, Supplemental Environmental Report. Allentown, Pennsylvania. (ML062900161). 10. PPL Susquehanna, LLC (PPL). Susquehanna Steam Electric Station Units 1 and 2 License Renewal Application, Appendix E Applicant’s Environmental Report—Operating Stage. Allentown, Pennsylvania. (ML062630235). 11. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Envirofacts Warehouse—Facility Registration System—Facility Detail Report. Accessed at: http://oaspub.epa.gov/enviro/fii_query_ dtl.disp_program_facility?pgm_sys_id in=PAD000765883&pgm_sys_acrnm_ in=RCRAINFO on March 23, 2007. (ML071040026). 12. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ‘‘Pennsylvania Power and Light Company, Docket No. 50–388, Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Unit 2, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.’’ Federal Register, Vol. 59, No. 53, pp. 12990–12992. Washington, DC (April 28, 1994). (ML071040017). 13. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ‘‘Pennsylvania Power & Light Co., Allegheny Electric Cooperative, Inc., Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Unit 1; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact.’’ Federal Register, Vol. 60, No. 9, pp. 3278–3280. Washington, DC (January 13, 1995). (ML071040020). 14. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ‘‘PPL Susquehanna, LLC; Susquehanna Steam Electric Station Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact.’’ Federal Register, Vol. 66, No. 122, pp. 33716–33717. Washington, DC (June 25, 2001). (ML071040021). 15. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. E-mail from J. Fields, PPL Susquehanna, LLC, Allentown, Pennsylvania, to A. Mullins, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Rockville, Maryland. Subject: ‘‘Application to Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC).’’ January 8, 2007. (ML070320756). 16. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Letter from R. Bowen, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to A. Mullins, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Rockville, Maryland. Subject: ‘‘Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Inventory PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Review, PNDI Number 19031.’’ January 8, 2007. (ML070190672). [FR Doc. E7–16464 Filed 8–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–424 and 50–425] Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 1 and 2; Notice of Acceptance for Docketing of the Application, and Notice of Opportunity for Hearing Regarding Renewal of Facility Operating License Nos. NPF–68 and NPF–81 for an Additional 20-Year Period The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is considering an application for the renewal of operating licenses NPF–68 and NPF–81, which authorizes Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc. (SNC), to operate the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP), Units 1 and 2, at 3565 and 3565 megawatts thermal, respectively. Renewal of the licenses would authorize the applicant to operate VEGP, Unit 1 for an additional 20-year period beyond the period specified in the current operating license. For VEGP, Unit 2, the renewed license would authorize the applicant to operate for an additional 20 years beyond the period specified in the current operating license or 40 years from the date of issuance of the new license, whichever occurs first. The current operating license for VEGP, Unit 1, (NPF–68), expires on January 16, 2027. VEGP, Unit 1 is a Pressurized Water Reactor designed by Westinghouse. The current operating license for VEGP, Unit 2, (NPF–81), expires on February 9, 2029. VEGP, Unit 2, is a Pressurized Water Reactor designed by Westinghouse. Both units are located near Waynesboro, Georgia. On June 29, 2007, the Commission’s staff received an application from SNC, to renew operating licenses NPF–68 and NPF–81, pursuant to Title 10, Part 54, ‘‘Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants,’’ of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 54). A notice of receipt and availability of the license renewal application (LRA) was published in the Federal Register on August 3, 2007 (72 FR 43296). The Commission’s staff has reviewed the LRA for its acceptability and has determined that SNC has submitted sufficient information in accordance with 10 CFR 54.19, 54.21, 54.22, 54.23, and 51.53(c), and that the application is acceptable for docketing. The E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 161 / Tuesday, August 21, 2007 / Notices Commission will retain the current Docket Nos. 50–424 and 50–425, for operating licenses NPF–68 and NPF–81. The docketing of the LRA does not preclude requests for additional information as the review proceeds, nor does it predict whether the Commission will grant or deny the license. 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, ‘‘Standards for Issuance of a Renewed License,’’ 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 requestor/petitioner 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 license. Interested parties must file requests for a hearing and a petition for leave to intervene in accordance with 10 CFR Part 2, ‘‘Rules of Practice for Domestic Licensing Proceedings and Issuance of Orders.’’ Those interested should consult a current copy of 10 CFR 2.309, ‘‘Hearing Requests, Petitions to Intervene, Requirements for Standing and Contentions,’’ which is available at the Commission’s Public Document VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:08 Aug 20, 2007 Jkt 211001 Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852, and is accessible from the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System’s (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room through the Internet at http://www.nrc.gov/readingrm/adams.html. Persons who do not have access to the Internet 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 301– 415–4737, or by e-mail at PDR@nrc.gov. If a request for a hearing or a 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 and/or 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. If no request for a hearing or 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 Part 51 and 10 CFR Part 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 (1) the nature of the requestor/ petitioner’s right under the Act to be made a party to the proceeding, (2) the nature and extent of the requestor/ 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/petitioner’s interest. The petition must also set forth the specific contentions that 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 briefly explain the bases of each contention and concisely state 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. PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46681 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 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 alphabetical 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 must 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 either (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 to the 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: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff at 301–415–1101 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 protective order. E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 46682 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 161 / Tuesday, August 21, 2007 / Notices (verification number is 301–415–1966).2 Requestors/petitioners must send a copy of the request for hearing and petition for leave to intervene to the Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; copies should be transmitted either by facsimile to 301– 415–3725 or by e-mail to OGCMailCenter@nrc.gov. Requestors/ petitioners must also send a copy of the request for hearing and petition for leave to intervene to the attorney for the licensee, Mr. Stanford M. Blanton, Esquire, Balch & Bingham LLP, P. O. Box 306, Birmingham, Alabama 35201. Untimely 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 VEGP, Units 1 and 2 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 Environmental Report (ER) are ML071840360 and ML071840357, respectively. The public may also view the LRA and the ER on the Internet at www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/ licensing/renewal/applications.html. In addition, the LRA and the ER are available to the public near VEGP, Units 1 and 2, at the Burke County Library, 130 Highway 24 South, Waynesboro, Georgia 30830. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 15th day of August 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Pao-Tsin Kuo, Director, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E7–16467 Filed 8–20–07; 8:45 am] rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 7590–01–P 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<31>2005 15:08 Aug 20, 2007 Jkt 211001 Week of September 10, 2007—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the Week of September 10, 2007. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Weeks of August 20, 27; September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2007. PLACE: Commissioners’ Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. STATUS: Public and closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: DATES: Week of August 20, 2007 Tuesday, August 21, 2007 1:25 p.m. Affirmation Session (Public Meeting) (Tentative). a. Final E-Filing Rule (Tentative). This meeting will be webcast live at the Web address— http://www.nrc.gov. 1:30 p.m. Meeting with OAS and CRCPD (Public Meeting) (Contact: Shawn Smith, 301 415–2620). This meeting will be webcast live at the Web address— http://www.nrc.gov. Wednesday, August 22, 2007 9:30 a.m. Periodic Briefing on New Reactor Issues (Morning Session) (Public Meeting) (Contact: Donna Williams, 301 415–1322). This meeting will be webcast live at the Web address— http://www.nrc.gov. 1:30 p.m. Periodic Briefing on New Reactor Issues (Afternoon Session) (Public Meeting) (Contact: Donna Williams, 301 415–1322). This meeting will be webcast live at the Web address— http://www.nrc.gov. Week of August 27, 2007—Tentative Thursday, August 30, 2007 12:55 p.m. Affirmation Session (Public Meeting) (Tentative). a. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (Diablo Canyon ISFSI), Docket No. 72–26– ISFSI, San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace’s Contentions and Request for Hearing Regarding Diablo Canyon Environmental Assessment Supplement (Tentative). b. Southern Nuclear Operating Co. (Early Site Permit for Vogtle ESP Site)—Certified Question Regarding Conduct of Mandatory Hearing (Tentative). Week of September 3, 2007—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the Week of September 3, 2007. PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Week of September 17, 2007—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the Week of September 17, 2007. Week of September 24, 2007—Tentative Friday, September 28, 2007 9:30 a.m. Briefing on Radioactive Materials Security and Licensing (Public Meeting) (Tentative). *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/about-nrc/policymaking/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, Rohn Brown, at 301–492–2279, TDD: 301–415–2100, or by e-mail at REB3@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: August 16, 2007. R. Michelle Schroll, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 07–4114 Filed 8–17–07; 10:19 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [HLWRS–ISG–04] Preclosure Safety Analysis—Human Reliability Analysis; Availability of Final Interim Staff Guidance Document Nuclear Regulatory Commission. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 161 (Tuesday, August 21, 2007)]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 50-424 and 50-425]


Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., Vogtle Electric 
Generating Plant, Units 1 and 2; Notice of Acceptance for Docketing of 
the Application, and Notice of Opportunity for Hearing Regarding 
Renewal of Facility Operating License Nos. NPF-68 and NPF-81 for an 
Additional 20-Year Period

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is 
considering an application for the renewal of operating licenses NPF-68 
and NPF-81, which authorizes Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc. 
(SNC), to operate the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP), Units 1 
and 2, at 3565 and 3565 megawatts thermal, respectively. Renewal of the 
licenses would authorize the applicant to operate VEGP, Unit 1 for an 
additional 20-year period beyond the period specified in the current 
operating license. For VEGP, Unit 2, the renewed license would 
authorize the applicant to operate for an additional 20 years beyond 
the period specified in the current operating license or 40 years from 
the date of issuance of the new license, whichever occurs first. The 
current operating license for VEGP, Unit 1, (NPF-68), expires on 
January 16, 2027. VEGP, Unit 1 is a Pressurized Water Reactor designed 
by Westinghouse. The current operating license for VEGP, Unit 2, (NPF-
81), expires on February 9, 2029. VEGP, Unit 2, is a Pressurized Water 
Reactor designed by Westinghouse. Both units are located near 
Waynesboro, Georgia.
    On June 29, 2007, the Commission's staff received an application 
from SNC, to renew operating licenses NPF-68 and NPF-81, pursuant to 
Title 10, Part 54, ``Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for 
Nuclear Power Plants,'' of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 
54). A notice of receipt and availability of the license renewal 
application (LRA) was published in the Federal Register on August 3, 
2007 (72 FR 43296).
    The Commission's staff has reviewed the LRA for its acceptability 
and has determined that SNC has submitted sufficient information in 
accordance with 10 CFR 54.19, 54.21, 54.22, 54.23, and 51.53(c), and 
that the application is acceptable for docketing. The

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Commission will retain the current Docket Nos. 50-424 and 50-425, for 
operating licenses NPF-68 and NPF-81. The docketing of the LRA does not 
preclude requests for additional information as the review proceeds, 
nor does it predict whether the Commission will grant or deny the 
license.
    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, ``Standards for Issuance of a Renewed 
License,'' 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 requestor/petitioner 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 license. Interested 
parties must file requests for a hearing and a petition for leave to 
intervene in accordance with 10 CFR Part 2, ``Rules of Practice for 
Domestic Licensing Proceedings and Issuance of Orders.'' Those 
interested should consult a current copy of 10 CFR 2.309, ``Hearing 
Requests, Petitions to Intervene, Requirements for Standing and 
Contentions,'' which is available at the Commission's Public Document 
Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, Maryland 20852, and is accessible from the Agencywide 
Documents Access and Management System's (ADAMS) Public Electronic 
Reading Room through the Internet at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/
adams.html. Persons who do not have access to the Internet 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 301-415-4737, or by e-mail at PDR@nrc.gov. If a request for a 
hearing or a 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 and/or 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. If no request for a hearing or 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 Part 51 
and 10 CFR Part 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 (1) the nature of the requestor/
petitioner's right under the Act to be made a party to the proceeding, 
(2) the nature and extent of the requestor/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/petitioner's interest. The petition must also set 
forth the specific contentions that 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 briefly explain the bases of each contention 
and concisely state 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 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 
protective order.
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    The Commission requests that each contention be given a separate 
numeric or alphabetical 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 must 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 either (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 to 
the 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: 
Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff at 301-415-1101

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(verification number is 301-415-1966).\2\ Requestors/petitioners must 
send a copy of the request for hearing and petition for leave to 
intervene to the Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; copies should be transmitted 
either by facsimile to 301-415-3725 or by e-mail to 
OGCMailCenter@nrc.gov. Requestors/petitioners must also send a copy of 
the request for hearing and petition for leave to intervene to the 
attorney for the licensee, Mr. Stanford M. Blanton, Esquire, Balch & 
Bingham LLP, P. O. Box 306, Birmingham, Alabama 35201.
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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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    Untimely 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 VEGP, Units 1 and 2 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 Environmental Report (ER) 
are ML071840360 and ML071840357, respectively. The public may also view 
the LRA and the ER on the Internet at www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/
licensing/renewal/applications.html. In addition, the LRA and the ER 
are available to the public near VEGP, Units 1 and 2, at the Burke 
County Library, 130 Highway 24 South, Waynesboro, Georgia 30830.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 15th day of August 2007.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Pao-Tsin Kuo,
Director, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation.
 [FR Doc. E7-16467 Filed 8-20-07; 8:45 am]
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