Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit No. 3; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact, 55254-55255 [E7-19245]

Download as PDF 55254 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 188 / Friday, September 28, 2007 / Notices The amended notice applicable to TA–W–61,864 is hereby issued as follows: All workers of Syroco, Inc., Baldwinsville, New York (TA–W–61,864), including an employee in support of Syroco, Inc., Baldwinsville, New York located in Houston, Texas (TA–W–61,864C), who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after July 23, 2006, through July 27, 2009, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, and are also eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974. Signed at Washington, DC this 24th day of September 2007. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–19180 Filed 9–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–286] Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit No. 3; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of a revision of existing exemptions from Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) part 50, appendix R, ‘‘Fire Protection Program for Nuclear Power Facilities Operating Prior to January 1, 1979,’’ for Fire Areas ETN–4 and PAB–2, issued to Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (the licensee), for operation of Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit No. 3 (IP3), located in Westchester County, NY. Therefore, as required by 10 CFR 51.21, the NRC is issuing this environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact. Environmental Assessment jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Identification of the Proposed Action The proposed action would revise the January 7, 1987 safety evaluation (SE) to reflect that the installed Hemyc electrical raceway fire barrier system (ERFBS) configurations provide either a 30-minute fire resistance rating, or in one case a 24-minute fire resistance rating, in lieu of the previously stated 1hour fire resistance rating. The licensee states that a Hemyc ERFBS fire resistance rating will provide sufficient protection for the affected raceways, with adequate margin, to continue to meet the intent of the original requests for exemption and conclusions presented in the NRC’s January 7, 1987, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:12 Sep 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 SE. The licensee concludes that the revised fire resistance rating of the Hemyc ERFBS does not reflect a reduction in overall fire safety, and presents no added challenge to the credited post-fire safe-shutdown capability which remains materially unchanged from the configuration originally described in previous letters and as credited in the January 7, 1987, SE. The proposed action is in accordance with the licensee’s application dated July 24, 2006, as supplemented by letters dated April 30, May 23, and August 16, 2007. 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. The Need for the Proposed Action The proposed revision of existing exemptions from 10 CFR part 50, appendix R, is needed in response to NRC Information Notice 2005–07. The information notice provided licensees the details of Hemyc ERFBS full-scale fire tests conducted by the NRC’s Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. The test results concluded that the Hemyc ERFBS does not provide the level of protection expected for a 1-hour rated fire barrier, as originally designed. The proposed revision to existing exemptions would revise the fire resistance rating of Hemyc ERFBS configurations. 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). 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. Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action The NRC has completed its SE of the proposed action and concludes that the configuration of the fire zones under review provide reasonable assurance that a severe fire is not plausible and the existing fire protection features are adequate. The details of the staff’s SE will be provided in the exemptions that will be issued as part of the letter to the licensee approving the exemption. Based on the presence of redundant safe-shutdown trains, minimal fire hazards and combustibles, automatic cable tray fire suppression system, manual fire suppression features, fire barrier protection, existing Hemyc configuration, and the installed smoke detection system, the NRC staff finds that the use of this Hemyc fire barrier in these zones will not significantly increase the consequences from a fire in these fire zones. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Alternative Use of Resources The action does not involve the use of any different resources than those previously considered in the Final Environmental Statement for IP3, dated February, 1975. Agencies and Persons Consulted In accordance with its stated policy, on February 13, 2007, the NRC staff consulted with the New York State official, Alyse Peterson of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, regarding the environmental impact of the proposed action. The State official had no comments. 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 July 24, 2006, Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) accession number ML062140057, as supplemented on April 30, 2007, ADAMS accession number ML071280504, May 23, 2007, ADAMS accession number ML071520177, and August 16, 2007, ADAMS accession number ML072400369. Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR), E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 188 / Friday, September 28, 2007 / Notices 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 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 24th day of September 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. John P. Boska, Senior Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch I–1, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E7–19245 Filed 9–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Extension: Form F–4; OMB Control No. 3235–0325; SEC File No. 270–288. 17:12 Sep 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 Dated: September 24, 2007. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–19185 Filed 9–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the collection of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval. Form F–4 (17 CFR 239.34) is used by foreign issuers to register securities in business combinations, reorganizations and exchange offers pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.). The information collected is intended to ensure that the information required to be filed by the Commission permits verification of compliance with securities law requirements and assures the public availability of such information. Form F–4 takes approximately 1,447 hours per response and is filed by approximately 68 respondents. We estimate that 25% of the 1,447 hours per response (361.75 hours) is prepared by the registrant for VerDate Aug<31>2005 a total annual reporting burden of 24,599 hours (361.75 hours per response x 68 responses). The remaining 75% of the burden hours is attributed to outside cost. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether this proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden imposed by the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in writing within 60 days of this publication. Please direct your written comments to R. Corey Booth, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O Shirley Martinson, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, Virginia 22312; or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. [Release No. IC–27976; 812–13417] WisdomTree Investments, Inc., et al.; Notice of Application September 21, 2007. Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice of application to amend a prior order under section 6(c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (‘‘Act’’) for an exemption from sections 2(a)(32), 5(a)(1), 22(d), 22(e), and 24(d) of the Act and rule 22c–1 under the Act, under sections 6(c) and 17(b) of the Act for an exemption from sections 17(a)(1) and 17(a)(2) of the Act, and under section 12(d)(1)(J) for an exemption from sections 12(d)(1)(A) and 12(d)(1)(B) of the Act. AGENCY: Applicants request an order (‘‘Order’’) to amend a prior order that permits: (a) An openend management investment company, whose series track the performance of certain domestic and international equity securities indexes developed by SUMMARY OF APPLICATION: PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55255 the parent company of the series’ investment adviser, to issue shares (‘‘Shares’’) redeemable only in large aggregations; (b) secondary market transactions in Shares to occur at negotiated prices; (c) dealers to sell Shares to purchasers in the secondary market unaccompanied by a prospectus when prospectus delivery is not required by the Securities Act of 1933 (‘‘Securities Act’’); (d) certain affiliated persons of the series to deposit securities into, and receive securities from, the series in connection with the purchase and redemption of aggregations of the series’ Shares; (e) under certain circumstances, the series that track certain foreign equity securities indexes to pay redemption proceeds more than seven days after the tender of Shares; and (f) certain management investment companies and unit investment trusts outside of the same group of investment companies as the series to acquire Shares (the ‘‘Prior Order’’).1 Applicants seek to amend the Prior Order in order to offer additional series based on certain fixed income securities indexes (the ‘‘New Funds’’). In addition, the Order would delete a condition related to future relief in the Prior Order. APPLICANTS: WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (‘‘WTI’’), WisdomTree Asset Management, Inc. (the ‘‘Advisor’’), and WisdomTree Trust (the ‘‘Trust’’). FILING DATES: The application was filed on August 13, 2007 and amended on September 19, 2007. HEARING OR NOTIFICATION OF HEARING: An order granting the requested relief will be issued unless the Commission orders a hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing by writing to the Commission’s Secretary 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 October 16, 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 Commission’s Secretary. ADDRESSES: Secretary, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549– 1090. Applicants: 48 Wall Street, Suite 1100, New York, NY 10005. 1 WisdomTree Investments, Inc., et al., Investment Company Act Release Nos. 27324 (May 18, 2006) (notice) and 27391 (June 12, 2006) (order). E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 50-286]


Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., Indian Point Nuclear Generating 
Unit No. 3; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant 
Impact

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering 
issuance of a revision of existing exemptions from Title 10 of the Code 
of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) part 50, appendix R, ``Fire Protection 
Program for Nuclear Power Facilities Operating Prior to January 1, 
1979,'' for Fire Areas ETN-4 and PAB-2, issued to Entergy Nuclear 
Operations, Inc. (the licensee), for operation of Indian Point Nuclear 
Generating Unit No. 3 (IP3), located in Westchester County, NY. 
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 would revise the January 7, 1987 safety 
evaluation (SE) to reflect that the installed Hemyc electrical raceway 
fire barrier system (ERFBS) configurations provide either a 30-minute 
fire resistance rating, or in one case a 24-minute fire resistance 
rating, in lieu of the previously stated 1-hour fire resistance rating. 
The licensee states that a Hemyc ERFBS fire resistance rating will 
provide sufficient protection for the affected raceways, with adequate 
margin, to continue to meet the intent of the original requests for 
exemption and conclusions presented in the NRC's January 7, 1987, SE. 
The licensee concludes that the revised fire resistance rating of the 
Hemyc ERFBS does not reflect a reduction in overall fire safety, and 
presents no added challenge to the credited post-fire safe-shutdown 
capability which remains materially unchanged from the configuration 
originally described in previous letters and as credited in the January 
7, 1987, SE.
    The proposed action is in accordance with the licensee's 
application dated July 24, 2006, as supplemented by letters dated April 
30, May 23, and August 16, 2007.

The Need for the Proposed Action

    The proposed revision of existing exemptions from 10 CFR part 50, 
appendix R, is needed in response to NRC Information Notice 2005-07. 
The information notice provided licensees the details of Hemyc ERFBS 
full-scale fire tests conducted by the NRC's Office of Nuclear 
Regulatory Research. The test results concluded that the Hemyc ERFBS 
does not provide the level of protection expected for a 1-hour rated 
fire barrier, as originally designed. The proposed revision to existing 
exemptions would revise the fire resistance rating of Hemyc ERFBS 
configurations.

Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action

    The NRC has completed its SE of the proposed action and concludes 
that the configuration of the fire zones under review provide 
reasonable assurance that a severe fire is not plausible and the 
existing fire protection features are adequate. The details of the 
staff's SE will be provided in the exemptions that will be issued as 
part of the letter to the licensee approving the exemption. Based on 
the presence of redundant safe-shutdown trains, minimal fire hazards 
and combustibles, automatic cable tray fire suppression system, manual 
fire suppression features, fire barrier protection, existing Hemyc 
configuration, and the installed smoke detection system, the NRC staff 
finds that the use of this Hemyc fire barrier in these zones will not 
significantly increase the consequences from a fire in these fire 
zones.
    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 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 for 
IP3, dated February, 1975.

Agencies and Persons Consulted

    In accordance with its stated policy, on February 13, 2007, the NRC 
staff consulted with the New York State official, Alyse Peterson of the 
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, regarding the 
environmental impact of the proposed action. The State official had no 
comments.

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 July 24, 2006, Agencywide Documents Access and 
Management System (ADAMS) accession number ML062140057, as supplemented 
on April 30, 2007, ADAMS accession number ML071280504, May 23, 2007, 
ADAMS accession number ML071520177, and August 16, 2007, ADAMS 
accession number ML072400369. Documents may be examined, and/or copied 
for a fee, at the NRC's Public Document Room (PDR),

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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 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 24th day of September 2007.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
John P. Boska,
Senior Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch I-1, Division of 
Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. E7-19245 Filed 9-27-07; 8:45 am]
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