Atomic Safety and Licensing Board; In the Matter of: Amergen Energy Company, LLC (License Renewal for Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station), 48694-48695 [E7-16853]

Download as PDF 48694 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 164 / Friday, August 24, 2007 / Notices www.nsf.gov/pubs/2007/nsf0701/pdf/ 19.pdf. Respondents: Individuals or households, not-for-profit institutions, business or other for profit, and Federal, State, local or tribal government. Number of Respondents: 27,000. Burden of the Public: The total estimate for this collection is 60,000 annual burden hours. This figure is based on the previous 3 years of collecting information under this clearance and anticipated collections. The average annual reporting burden is between .5 and 50 hours per ‘‘respondent’’ depending on whether a respondent is a direct participant who is self-reporting or representing a project and reporting on behalf of many project participants. Dated: August 20, 2007. Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation. [FR Doc. 07–4141 Filed 8–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–M NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–0219–LR, ASLBP No. 06– 844–01–LR] Atomic Safety and Licensing Board; In the Matter of: Amergen Energy Company, LLC (License Renewal for Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station) August 20, 2007. Before Administrative Judges: E. Roy Hawkens, Chairman; Dr. Paul B. Abramson; Dr. Anthony J. Baratta yshivers on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Notice of Hearing (Application for 20year License Renewal) This proceeding concerns the July 22, 2005 application by AmerGen Energy Company, LLC (‘‘AmerGen’’) to renew its operating license for the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station (‘‘Oyster Creek’’) for twenty years beyond the current expiration date of April 9, 2009. In response to the September 15, 2005 Notice of Opportunity for Hearing (70 Fed. Reg. 54,585 (Sept. 15, 2005)), two Requests for Hearing and Petitions to Intervene were filed on November 14, 2005. One Petition was filed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection [hereinafter referred to as New Jersey], and the other Petition was filed by the Nuclear Information and Resource Service, Jersey Shore Nuclear Watch, Inc., Grandmothers, Mothers and More for Energy Safety, New Jersey Public Interest Research Group, New Jersey Sierra Club, and New Jersey VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:35 Aug 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 Environmental Federation [hereinafter referred to collectively as Citizens]. On December 9, 2005, this Atomic Safety and Licensing Board was established to preside over the proceeding. On February 27, 2006, this Board issued a Memorandum and Order in which we (LBP–06–07, 63 NRC 188 (2006)): (1) Denied New Jersey’s Request for Hearing and Petition to Intervene; 1 and (2) granted Citizens’ Request for Hearing and Petition to Intervene. We concluded that Citizens’ contention was admissible to the extent it challenged AmerGen’s aging management program for measuring corrosion in the sand bed region of the drywell liner (id. at 217). Subsequently, on June 6, 2006, this Board issued a Memorandum and Order in which we concluded that Citizens’ contention, as admitted by the Board, was a contention of omission that had been cured as a result of newly docketed commitments by AmerGen to perform periodic ultrasonic testing (‘‘UT’’) measurements in the sand bed region of the drywell liner throughout the period of extended operation (LBP–06–16, 63 NRC 737 (2006)). Instead of dismissing the proceeding, the Board gave Citizens the opportunity to file a new contention raising one or more specific substantive challenges to AmerGen’s new periodic UT program for the sand bed region (id. at 744). On June 23, Citizens submitted a Petition to file new contentions, and on October 10, this Board admitted one of the newly proffered contentions; specifically, Citizens’ assertion that AmerGen’s scheduled UT monitoring frequency in the sand bed region of the drywell shell during the renewal period is insufficient to maintain an adequate safety margin (LBP–06–22, 64 NRC 229, 240–44 (2006)). This Atomic Safety and Licensing Board hereby gives notice that, pursuant to 10 CFR Part 2, Subpart L, it will convene an evidentiary hearing to receive testimony and exhibits concerning whether the frequency of AmerGen’s proposed UT monitoring program for the sand bed region of the drywell shell is sufficient to maintain adequate safety margins during the period of extended operation. A. Date, Time, and Location of Evidentiary Hearing The evidentiary hearing in this proceeding, which will be open to the 1 Although New Jersey established standing, the Board concluded that it failed to proffer an admissible contention. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission sustained the Board’s ruling. CLI–07– 08, 65 NRC 124 (2007); CLI–06–24, 64 NRC 111 (2006). PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 public,2 will begin on Monday, September 24, 2007 at 9 a.m., and will continue day-to-day, ending no later than Wednesday, September 26 at 12 p.m., at the location specified below: Ocean County Administration Building, Room 119, 101 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08754. B. Submitting Written Limited Appearance Statements Any person not a party to the proceeding, including persons who are affiliated with or represented by a party, may submit to the Board at any time a written limited appearance statement setting forth his or her position on matters of concern relating to this proceeding. See 10 CFR 2.315(a). Although these statements do not constitute testimony or evidence in the proceeding, they nonetheless may assist the Board and/or the parties in their consideration of the issues. Such statements should be submitted to: Mail: Office of the Secretary, Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, Fax: (301) 415–1101 (verification (301) 415–1966). E-mail: hearingdocket@nrc.gov. In addition, using the same method of service, a copy of the written statement must be sent to the Chairman of this Licensing Board as follows: Mail: Administrative Judge E. Roy Hawkens, c/o: Debra Wolf, Esq., Law Clerk, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, Mail Stop T–3 F23, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Fax: (301) 415–5599 (verification (301) 415–6094). E-mail: daw1@nrc.gov. C. Availability of Documentary Information Regarding the Proceeding Documents relating to this proceeding are available for public inspection at the Commission’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland, or electronically from the publicly available records component of NRC’s document system 2 Members of the public who plan to attend the evidentiary hearing are advised that security measures may be employed at the entrance to the facility, including searches of hand-carried items such as briefcases, backpacks, packages, etc. In addition, signs, banners, posters and displays will be prohibited because they are disruptive to the conduct of the adjudicatory process. See Procedures for Providing Security Support for NRC Public Meetings/Hearings, 66 Fed. Reg. 31,719 (June 12, 2001). In the event that a party deems it necessary to discuss protected information at the hearing, that portion of the hearing will be closed to the public. See 10 CFR 2.390(a)(4). E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 164 / Friday, August 24, 2007 / Notices (ADAMS). ADAMS is accessible from the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/adams.html (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 (800) 397–4209 or (301) 415–4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. D. Scheduling Information Updates To the extent updated/revised scheduling information exists regarding the evidentiary hearing, it can be found on the NRC Web site at http:// www.nrc.gov/public-involve/publicmeetings/index.cfm or by calling (800) 368–5642, extension 5036, or (301) 415– 5036. It is so ordered. Dated in Rockville, Maryland, on August 20, 2007. For the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board.3 E. Roy Hawkens, Chairman, Administrative Judge. [FR Doc. E7–16853 Filed 8–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Fiscal Year 2008 Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Cane Sugar, Refined and Specialty Sugar, and Sugar-Containing Products of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), the United States maintains a tariff-rate quota for imports of raw cane sugar and refined sugar. Pursuant to Additional U.S. Note 8 to chapter 17 of the HTS, the United States maintains a tariff-rate quota for imports of sugar-containing products. Section 404(d)(3) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3601(d)(3)) authorizes the President to allocate the in-quota quantity of a tariffrate quota for any agricultural product among supplying countries or customs areas. The President delegated this authority to the United States Trade Representative under Presidential Proclamation 6763 (60 FR 1007). On August 10, 2007, the Secretary of Agriculture announced the sugar program provisions for fiscal year (FY) 2008 (Oct. 1, 2007, through Sept. 30, 2008). The Secretary of Agriculture announced an in-quota quantity of the tariff-rate quota for raw cane sugar for FY 2008 of 1,117,195 metric tons* raw value, which is the minimum amount to which the United States is committed under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Uruguay Round Agreements. (USDA did not announce the establishment of any shipping patterns for the FY 2008 raw sugar tariff-rate quota.) USTR is allocating this quantity (1,117,195 metric tons* raw value) to the following countries: Country Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of country-by-country allocations of the FY 2008 in-quota quantity of the tariff-rate quota for imported raw cane sugar, refined and specialty sugar, and sugar-containing products. SUMMARY: August 24, 2007. Inquiries may be mailed or delivered to Leslie O’Connor, Director of Agricultural Affairs, Office of Agricultural Affairs, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leslie O’Connor, Office of Agricultural Affairs, telephone: 202–395–6127 or facsimile: 202–395–4579. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Additional U.S. Note 5 to chapter 17 EFFECTIVE DATE: yshivers on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: 3 Copies of this Notice of Hearing were sent this date by Internet e-mail to counsel for: (1) AmerGen; (2) Citizens; (3) the NRC Staff; and (4) New Jersey. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:35 Aug 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 FY 2008 Raw cane sugar allocations (metric tons raw value) Argentina .................................. Australia .................................... Barbados .................................. Belize ........................................ Bolivia ....................................... Brazil ......................................... Colombia ................................... Congo ....................................... Costa Rica ................................ Cote d’Ivoire ............................. Dominican Republic .................. Ecuador .................................... El Salvador ............................... Fiji ............................................. Gabon ....................................... Guatemala ................................ Guyana ..................................... Haiti ........................................... Honduras .................................. India .......................................... Jamaica .................................... Madagascar .............................. Malawi ....................................... Mauritius ................................... Mexico ...................................... Mozambique ............................. Nicaragua ................................. Panama .................................... Papua New Guinea .................. PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45,281 87,402 7,371 11,583 8,424 152,691 25,273 7,258 15,796 7,258 185,335 11,583 27,379 9,477 7,258 50,546 12,636 7,258 10,530 8,424 11,583 7,258 10,530 12,636 7,258 13,690 22,538 30,538 7,258 Country Paraguay .................................. Peru .......................................... Philippines ................................ South Africa .............................. St Kitts & Nevis ........................ Swaziland ................................. Taiwan ...................................... Thailand .................................... Trinidad & Tobago .................... Uruguay .................................... Zimbabwe ................................. 48695 FY 2008 Raw cane sugar allocations (metric tons raw value) 7,258 43,175 142,160 24,220 7,258 16,849 12,636 14,743 7,371 7,258 12,636 These allocations are based on the countries’ historical shipments to the United States. The allocations of the raw cane sugar tariff-rate quota to countries that are net importers of sugar are conditioned on receipt of the appropriate verifications of origin, and certificates for quota eligibility must accompany imports from any country for which an allocation has been provided. On August 10, 2007, the Secretary of Agriculture established the FY 2008 refined sugar tariff-rate quota at 85,503 metric tons raw value for which the sucrose content, by weight in the dry state, must have a polarimeter reading of 99.5 degrees or more. This amount includes the minimum level to which the United States is committed under the WTO Uruguay Round Agreement (22,000 metric tons raw value of which 1,656 metric tons raw value is specialty sugar) and an additional 63,503 metric tons raw value for specialty sugars. USTR is allocating a total of 10,300 metric tons raw value of refined sugar to Canada, 2,954 metric tons raw value of refined sugar to Mexico, and 7,090 metric tons raw value of refined sugar to be administered on a first-come, firstserved basis. The 64,159 metric tons raw value specialty sugar TRQ, which includes the additional 63,503 metric tons raw value of specialty sugar and the specialty sugar allocation of 1,656 metric tons raw value included in the 22,000 metric tons raw value WTO minimum, will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis in five tranches. The first tranche of 1,656 metric tons raw value will open October 24, 2007. All types of specialty sugars are eligible for entry under this tranche. The second tranche of 22,544 metric tons raw value will open on November 15, 2007. The third, fourth, and fifth tranches of 13,653 metric tons raw value each will open on January 30, 2008; May 14, 2008 and August 27, 2008 respectively. The second, third, fourth and fifth tranches will be reserved for E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1

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[Docket No. 50-0219-LR, ASLBP No. 06-844-01-LR]


Atomic Safety and Licensing Board; In the Matter of: Amergen 
Energy Company, LLC (License Renewal for Oyster Creek Nuclear 
Generating Station)

August 20, 2007.
    Before Administrative Judges: E. Roy Hawkens, Chairman; Dr. Paul B. 
Abramson; Dr. Anthony J. Baratta

Notice of Hearing (Application for 20-year License Renewal)

    This proceeding concerns the July 22, 2005 application by AmerGen 
Energy Company, LLC (``AmerGen'') to renew its operating license for 
the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station (``Oyster Creek'') for 
twenty years beyond the current expiration date of April 9, 2009. In 
response to the September 15, 2005 Notice of Opportunity for Hearing 
(70 Fed. Reg. 54,585 (Sept. 15, 2005)), two Requests for Hearing and 
Petitions to Intervene were filed on November 14, 2005. One Petition 
was filed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection 
[hereinafter referred to as New Jersey], and the other Petition was 
filed by the Nuclear Information and Resource Service, Jersey Shore 
Nuclear Watch, Inc., Grandmothers, Mothers and More for Energy Safety, 
New Jersey Public Interest Research Group, New Jersey Sierra Club, and 
New Jersey Environmental Federation [hereinafter referred to 
collectively as Citizens]. On December 9, 2005, this Atomic Safety and 
Licensing Board was established to preside over the proceeding.
    On February 27, 2006, this Board issued a Memorandum and Order in 
which we (LBP-06-07, 63 NRC 188 (2006)): (1) Denied New Jersey's 
Request for Hearing and Petition to Intervene; \1\ and (2) granted 
Citizens' Request for Hearing and Petition to Intervene. We concluded 
that Citizens' contention was admissible to the extent it challenged 
AmerGen's aging management program for measuring corrosion in the sand 
bed region of the drywell liner (id. at 217).
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    \1\ Although New Jersey established standing, the Board 
concluded that it failed to proffer an admissible contention. The 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission sustained the Board's ruling. CLI-07-
08, 65 NRC 124 (2007); CLI-06-24, 64 NRC 111 (2006).
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    Subsequently, on June 6, 2006, this Board issued a Memorandum and 
Order in which we concluded that Citizens' contention, as admitted by 
the Board, was a contention of omission that had been cured as a result 
of newly docketed commitments by AmerGen to perform periodic ultrasonic 
testing (``UT'') measurements in the sand bed region of the drywell 
liner throughout the period of extended operation (LBP-06-16, 63 NRC 
737 (2006)). Instead of dismissing the proceeding, the Board gave 
Citizens the opportunity to file a new contention raising one or more 
specific substantive challenges to AmerGen's new periodic UT program 
for the sand bed region (id. at 744). On June 23, Citizens submitted a 
Petition to file new contentions, and on October 10, this Board 
admitted one of the newly proffered contentions; specifically, 
Citizens' assertion that AmerGen's scheduled UT monitoring frequency in 
the sand bed region of the drywell shell during the renewal period is 
insufficient to maintain an adequate safety margin (LBP-06-22, 64 NRC 
229, 240-44 (2006)).
    This Atomic Safety and Licensing Board hereby gives notice that, 
pursuant to 10 CFR Part 2, Subpart L, it will convene an evidentiary 
hearing to receive testimony and exhibits concerning whether the 
frequency of AmerGen's proposed UT monitoring program for the sand bed 
region of the drywell shell is sufficient to maintain adequate safety 
margins during the period of extended operation.

A. Date, Time, and Location of Evidentiary Hearing

    The evidentiary hearing in this proceeding, which will be open to 
the public,\2\ will begin on Monday, September 24, 2007 at 9 a.m., and 
will continue day-to-day, ending no later than Wednesday, September 26 
at 12 p.m., at the location specified below: Ocean County 
Administration Building, Room 119, 101 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 
08754.
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    \2\ Members of the public who plan to attend the evidentiary 
hearing are advised that security measures may be employed at the 
entrance to the facility, including searches of hand-carried items 
such as briefcases, backpacks, packages, etc. In addition, signs, 
banners, posters and displays will be prohibited because they are 
disruptive to the conduct of the adjudicatory process. See 
Procedures for Providing Security Support for NRC Public Meetings/
Hearings, 66 Fed. Reg. 31,719 (June 12, 2001).
    In the event that a party deems it necessary to discuss 
protected information at the hearing, that portion of the hearing 
will be closed to the public. See 10 CFR 2.390(a)(4).
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B. Submitting Written Limited Appearance Statements

    Any person not a party to the proceeding, including persons who are 
affiliated with or represented by a party, may submit to the Board at 
any time a written limited appearance statement setting forth his or 
her position on matters of concern relating to this proceeding. See 10 
CFR 2.315(a). Although these statements do not constitute testimony or 
evidence in the proceeding, they nonetheless may assist the Board and/
or the parties in their consideration of the issues. Such statements 
should be submitted to:
    Mail: Office of the Secretary, Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001,
    Fax: (301) 415-1101 (verification (301) 415-1966).
    E-mail: hearingdocket@nrc.gov.
    In addition, using the same method of service, a copy of the 
written statement must be sent to the Chairman of this Licensing Board 
as follows:
    Mail: Administrative Judge E. Roy Hawkens, c/o: Debra Wolf, Esq., 
Law Clerk, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, Mail Stop T-3 F23, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    Fax: (301) 415-5599 (verification (301) 415-6094).
    E-mail: daw1@nrc.gov.

C. Availability of Documentary Information Regarding the Proceeding

    Documents relating to this proceeding are available for public 
inspection at the Commission's Public Document Room (PDR), located at 
One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, 
Maryland, or electronically from the publicly available records 
component of NRC's document system

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(ADAMS). ADAMS is accessible from the NRC Web site at http://
www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html (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 (800) 397-4209 or (301) 415-4737, or by e-mail to 
pdr@nrc.gov.

D. Scheduling Information Updates

    To the extent updated/revised scheduling information exists 
regarding the evidentiary hearing, it can be found on the NRC Web site 
at http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/public-meetings/index.cfm or by 
calling (800) 368-5642, extension 5036, or (301) 415-5036.
    It is so ordered.

    Dated in Rockville, Maryland, on August 20, 2007.

    For the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board.\3\
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    \3\ Copies of this Notice of Hearing were sent this date by 
Internet e-mail to counsel for: (1) AmerGen; (2) Citizens; (3) the 
NRC Staff; and (4) New Jersey.
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E. Roy Hawkens,
Chairman, Administrative Judge.
 [FR Doc. E7-16853 Filed 8-23-07; 8:45 am]
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