FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company; Beaver Valley Power Station, 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. DPR-66 and NPF-73 for an Additional 20-Year Period, 60916-60918 [E7-21086]

Download as PDF 60916 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 207 / Friday, October 26, 2007 / Notices NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–334 and 50–412] rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company; Beaver Valley Power Station, 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. DPR– 66 and NPF–73 for an Additional 20Year Period The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is considering an application for the renewal of Operating License Nos. DPR– 66 and NPF–73, which authorize FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), to operate Beaver Valley Power Station, Units 1 and 2, respectively, at 2900 megawatts thermal for each unit. The renewed licenses would authorize the applicant to operate Beaver Valley Power Station, Units 1 and 2, for an additional 20 years beyond the period specified in the current licenses. The current operating licenses for Beaver Valley Power Station, Units 1 and 2, expire on January 29, 2016, and May 27, 2026, respectively. FENOC submitted the application dated August 27, 2007, pursuant to Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations CFR part 54 (10 CFR part 54), to renew Operating License Nos. DPR–66 and NPF–73 for Beaver Valley Power Station, Units 1 and 2, respectively. A Notice of Receipt and Availability of the license renewal application (LRA) was published in the Federal Register on September 24, 2007 (72 FR 54301). The Commission’s staff has determined that FENOC has submitted sufficient information in accordance with 10 CFR 54.19, 54.21, 54.22, 54.23, 51.45, and 51.53(c) to enable the staff to undertake a review of the application, and the application is therefore acceptable for docketing. The current Docket Nos. 50–334 and 50–412 for Operating License Nos. DPR–66 and NPF–73, respectively, will be retained. The determination to accept the license renewal application for docketing does not constitute a determination that a renewed license should be issued, and does not preclude the NRC staff from requesting additional information as the review proceeds. Before issuance of each requested renewed license, the NRC will have made the findings required by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (the Act), as amended, and the Commission’s rules and regulations. In accordance with 10 CFR 54.29, the NRC may issue a VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Oct 25, 2007 Jkt 214001 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. In considering the LRA, the Commission must find that the applicable requirements of Subpart A of 10 CFR part 51 have been satisfied. 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 the environmental scoping meeting will be the subject of a separate Federal Register notice. Within 60 days after the date of publication of this Federal Register Notice, 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 or a petition for leave to intervene with respect to the renewal of the license. Requests for a hearing or petitions for leave to intervene must be filed in accordance with the Commission’s ‘‘Rules of Practice for Domestic Licensing Proceedings’’ in 10 CFR part 2. Interested persons should consult a current copy of 10 CFR 2.309, which is available at the Commission’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland 20852 and is accessible from the NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at 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’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/petition for leave to intervene is PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Panel will issue a notice of a hearing or an appropriate order. In the event that no request for a hearing or petition for leave to intervene is filed within the 60day period, the NRC may, upon completion of its evaluations and upon making the findings required under 10 CFR parts 51 and 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 the following factors: (1) The nature of the requestor’s/petitioner’s right under the Act to be made a party to the proceeding; (2) the nature and extent of the requestor’s/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’s/petitioner’s interest. The petition must also set forth the specific contentions which the petitioner/ requestor seeks to have litigated in 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 provide a brief explanation of the bases of each contention and a concise statement of 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 1 To the extent that the application contains attachments and supporting documents that are not E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 207 / Friday, October 26, 2007 / Notices 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 alpha 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 will be required to 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 hearing or a petition for leave to intervene must be filed in accordance with the NRC EFiling rule, which the NRC promulgated in August 2007, 72 FR 49, 139 (August 28, 2007). The E-filing process requires participants to submit and serve documents over the internet or in some cases to mail copies on electronic storage media. Participants may not submit paper copies of their filings unless they seek a waiver in accordance with the procedures described below. To comply with the procedural requirements of E-Filing, at least five (5) days prior to the filing deadline, the petitioner/requestor must contact the Office of the Secretary by e-mail at HEARINGDOCKET@NRC.GOV, or by calling (301) 415–1677, to request: (1) A digital ID certificate, which allows the participant (or the counsel or representative) to digital sign documents and access the E-Submittal server for any proceeding in which it is participating; and/or (2) creation of an electronic docket for the proceeding (even in instances in which the requestor/petitioner (or it’s council or representative) already holds an NRCissued digital ID certificate). Each requestor/petitioner will need to download the Workplace Forms ViewerTM to access the Electronic Information Exchange (EIE), a component of the E-Filing system. The 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Oct 25, 2007 Jkt 214001 Workplace Forms ViewerTM is free and is available at http://www.nrc.gov/sitehelp/e-submittals/install-viewer.html. Information about applying for a digital ID certificate is available on NRC’s public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/ site-help/e-submittals/applycertificates.html. Once a requestor/petitioner has obtained a digital ID certificate, had a docket created, and downloaded the EIE viewer, it can then submit a request for hearing or petition for leave to intervene. Submissions should be in Portable Document Format (PDF) in accordance with NRC guidance available on the NRC public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/esubmittals.html. A filing is considered complete at the time the filer submits its documents through EIE. To be timely, an electronic filing must be submitted to the EIE system no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Upon receipt of a transmission, the E-Filing system time-stamps the document and sends the submitter an e-mail notice confirming receipt of the document. The EIE system also distributes an e-mail notice that provides access to the document to the NRC Office of the General Counsel and any others who have advised the Office of the Secretary that they wish to participate in the proceeding, so that the filer need not serve the documents on those participants separately. Therefore, applicants and other participants (or their counsel or representatives) must apply for and receive a digital ID certificate before a hearing request/ petition to intervene is filed so that they can obtain access to the document via the E-Filing system. A person filing electronically may seek assistance through the ‘‘Contact Us’’ link located on the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/esubmittals.html or by calling the NRC technical help line, which is available between 8:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. The help line number is (800) 397–4209 or locally, (301) 415–4737. Participants who believe that they have a good cause for not submitting documents electronically must file a motion, in accordance with 10 CFR 2.302(g), with their initial paper filing requesting authorization to continue to submit documents in paper format. Such filings must be submitted by: (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 Adjudication Staff; or (2) courier, express mail, or expedited delivery service to the Office of the PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60917 Secretary, Sixteenth Floor, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Maryland 20852, Attention: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff. Participants filing a document in this manner are responsible for serving the document on all other participants. Filing is considered complete by first-class mail as of the time of deposit in the mail, or by courier, express mail or expedited delivery service upon depositing the document with the provider of the service. Non-timely 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 Panel that the petition and/or request should be granted and/or the contentions should be admitted based on a balancing of the factors specified in 10 CFR 2.309(c)(1)(i)–(viii). To be timely, filings must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Documents submitted in adjudicatory proceedings will appear in NRC’s electronic hearing docket which is available to the public at http:// ehd.nrc.gov/EHD_Proceeding/home.asp, unless excluded pursuant to an order of the Commission, an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, or a Presiding Officer. Participants are requested not to include personal privacy information, such as social security numbers, home addresses, or home phone numbers in their filings. With respect to copyrighted works, except for limited excerpts that serve the purpose of the adjudicatory filings and would constitute a Fair Use application, participants are requested not to include copyrighted materials in their submission. 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 licenses for Beaver Valley Power Station, Units 1 and 2, are available for public inspection at the Commission’s PDR, located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland 20852– 2738, and at http://www.nrc.gov/ reactors/operating/licensing/renewal/ applications.html, the NRC’s Web site while the application is under review. The application may be accessed in ADAMS through the NRC’s Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html under ADAMS Accession Number ML072430913. As stated above, persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 60918 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 207 / Friday, October 26, 2007 / Notices accessing the documents located in ADAMS may contact the NRC PDR Reference staff by telephone at 1–800– 397–4209 or 301–415–4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. The NRC staff has verified that a copy of the LRA is also available to local residents near Beaver Valley Power Station, Units 1 and 2, at the Beaver Area Memorial Library, 100 College Avenue, Beaver, Pennsylvania 15009, and the Beaver County Library System, 1 Campus Drive, Monaca, Pennsylvania 15061. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 22nd day of October, 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Louise Lund, Acting Director, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E7–21086 Filed 10–25–07; 8:45 am] Electronic recordings will be permitted only during those portions of the meeting that are open to the public. Detailed procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACRS meetings were published in the Federal Register on September 26, 2007 (72 FR 54695). Further information regarding this meeting can be obtained by contacting the Designated Federal Officer between 6:45 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. (ET). Persons planning to attend this meeting are urged to contact the above named individual at least two working days prior to the meeting to be advised of any potential changes to the agenda. Dated: October 23, 2007. Cayetano Santos, Chief, Reactor Safety Branch. [FR Doc. 07–5335 Filed 10–24–07; 10:24 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the ESBWR Subcommittee; Notice of Meeting The ACRS Subcommittee on ESBWR will hold a meeting on November 15, 2007, Room T–2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. The entire meeting will be open to public attendance, with the exception of a portion that may be closed to discuss unclassified safeguards and proprietary information pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3) and (4). The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows: Thursday, November 15, 2007—8:30 a.m. until the conclusion of business. The Subcommittee will review and discuss the Draft Safety Evaluation with Open Items for several chapters of the ESBWR Design Certification and make a recommendation to the full Committee. The Subcommittee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff, GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas LLC, and other interested persons regarding this matter. The Subcommittee will gather information, analyze relevant issues and facts, and formulate proposed positions and actions, as appropriate, for deliberation by the full Committee. Members of the public desiring to provide oral statements and/or written comments should notify the Designated Federal Officer, Mr. Charles G. Hammer (telephone 301/415–7363) five days prior to the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Oct 25, 2007 Jkt 214001 SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to request a revision to a currently approved collection of information: 3220–0022, Application and Claim for Unemployment Benefits and Employment Service consisting of Form(s) UI–1 and UI–1 (Internet), Application for Unemployment Benefits and Employment Service, and UI–3 and UI–3 (Internet), Claim for Unemployment Benefits. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate paperwork burdens. The RRB invites comments on the proposed collection of information to determine (1) the practical utility of the collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information that is the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper consideration of your comments, it is best if RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days of publication date. PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Section 2 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), provides unemployment benefits for qualified railroad employees. These benefits are generally payable for each day of unemployment in excess of four during a registration period (normally a period of 14 days). Section 12 of the RUIA provides that the RRB establish, maintain and operate free employment facilities directed toward the reemployment of railroad employees. The procedures for applying for the unemployment benefits and employment service and for registering and claiming the benefits are prescribed in 20 CFR part 325. Form UI–1 (or its Internet equivalent, Form UI–1 (Internet)), Application for Unemployment Benefits and Employment Service, is completed by a claimant for unemployment benefits once in a benefit year, at the time of first registration. Completion of Form UI–1 or UI–1 (Internet) also registers an unemployment claimant for the RRB’s employment service. The RRB also utilizes Form UI–3, (or its Internet equivalent Form UI–3 (Internet)) Claim for Unemployment Benefits for use in claiming unemployment benefits for days of unemployment in a particular registration period, normally a period of 14 days. Completion of Forms UI–1, UI– 1(Internet), UI–3 and UI–3 (Internet) is required to obtain or retain benefits. The number of responses required of each claimant varies, depending on their period of unemployment. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (72 FR 47085–86 on August 22, 2007) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Application and Claim for Unemployment Benefits and Employment Service. OMB Control Number: 3220–0022. Form(s) submitted: UI–1, UI–1 (Internet), UI–3, UI–3 (Internet). Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or households. Abstract: Under Section 2 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, unemployment benefits are provided for qualified railroad employees. The collection obtains the information needed for determining the eligibility to and amount of such benefits from railroad employees. Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form(s) UI–1, UI–1 (Internet), UI–3, and UI–3 (Internet). E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 50-334 and 50-412]


FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company; Beaver Valley Power 
Station, 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. DPR-66 and NPF-73 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 License Nos. 
DPR-66 and NPF-73, which authorize FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating 
Company (FENOC), to operate Beaver Valley Power Station, Units 1 and 2, 
respectively, at 2900 megawatts thermal for each unit. The renewed 
licenses would authorize the applicant to operate Beaver Valley Power 
Station, Units 1 and 2, for an additional 20 years beyond the period 
specified in the current licenses. The current operating licenses for 
Beaver Valley Power Station, Units 1 and 2, expire on January 29, 2016, 
and May 27, 2026, respectively.
    FENOC submitted the application dated August 27, 2007, pursuant to 
Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations CFR part 54 (10 CFR part 
54), to renew Operating License Nos. DPR-66 and NPF-73 for Beaver 
Valley Power Station, Units 1 and 2, respectively. A Notice of Receipt 
and Availability of the license renewal application (LRA) was published 
in the Federal Register on September 24, 2007 (72 FR 54301).
    The Commission's staff has determined that FENOC has submitted 
sufficient information in accordance with 10 CFR 54.19, 54.21, 54.22, 
54.23, 51.45, and 51.53(c) to enable the staff to undertake a review of 
the application, and the application is therefore acceptable for 
docketing. The current Docket Nos. 50-334 and 50-412 for Operating 
License Nos. DPR-66 and NPF-73, respectively, will be retained. The 
determination to accept the license renewal application for docketing 
does not constitute a determination that a renewed license should be 
issued, and does not preclude the NRC staff from requesting additional 
information as the review proceeds.
    Before issuance of each requested renewed license, the NRC will 
have made the findings required by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (the 
Act), as amended, and the Commission's rules and regulations. In 
accordance with 10 CFR 54.29, the NRC may 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. In 
considering the LRA, the Commission must find that the applicable 
requirements of Subpart A of 10 CFR part 51 have been satisfied. 
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 the environmental scoping meeting will be the 
subject of a separate Federal Register notice.
    Within 60 days after the date of publication of this Federal 
Register Notice, 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 or a petition for leave to 
intervene with respect to the renewal of the license. Requests for a 
hearing or petitions for leave to intervene must be filed in accordance 
with the Commission's ``Rules of Practice for Domestic Licensing 
Proceedings'' in 10 CFR part 2. Interested persons should consult a 
current copy of 10 CFR 2.309, which is available at the Commission's 
Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland 20852 and is 
accessible from the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management 
System (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at 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'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/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 Panel will issue a notice of a hearing or an 
appropriate order. In the event that 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 parts 51 and 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 the following factors: (1) The 
nature of the requestor's/petitioner's right under the Act to be made a 
party to the proceeding; (2) the nature and extent of the requestor's/
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's/petitioner's interest. The 
petition must also set forth the specific contentions which the 
petitioner/requestor seeks to have litigated in 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 provide a brief explanation of the bases of 
each contention and a concise statement of 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 
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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 
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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 
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    The Commission requests that each contention be given a separate 
numeric or alpha 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 will be required to 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 hearing or a petition for leave to intervene 
must be filed in accordance with the NRC E-Filing rule, which the NRC 
promulgated in August 2007, 72 FR 49, 139 (August 28, 2007). The E-
filing process requires participants to submit and serve documents over 
the internet or in some cases to mail copies on electronic storage 
media. Participants may not submit paper copies of their filings unless 
they seek a waiver in accordance with the procedures described below.
    To comply with the procedural requirements of E-Filing, at least 
five (5) days prior to the filing deadline, the petitioner/requestor 
must contact the Office of the Secretary by e-mail at 
HEARINGDOCKET@NRC.GOV, or by calling (301) 415-1677, to request: (1) A 
digital ID certificate, which allows the participant (or the counsel or 
representative) to digital sign documents and access the E-Submittal 
server for any proceeding in which it is participating; and/or (2) 
creation of an electronic docket for the proceeding (even in instances 
in which the requestor/petitioner (or it's council or representative) 
already holds an NRC-issued digital ID certificate). Each requestor/
petitioner will need to download the Workplace Forms 
ViewerTM to access the Electronic Information Exchange 
(EIE), a component of the E-Filing system. The Workplace Forms 
ViewerTM is free and is available at http://www.nrc.gov/
site-help/e-submittals/install-viewer.html. Information about applying 
for a digital ID certificate is available on NRC's public Web site at 
http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals/apply-certificates.html.
    Once a requestor/petitioner has obtained a digital ID certificate, 
had a docket created, and downloaded the EIE viewer, it can then submit 
a request for hearing or petition for leave to intervene. Submissions 
should be in Portable Document Format (PDF) in accordance with NRC 
guidance available on the NRC public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/
site-help/e-submittals.html. A filing is considered complete at the 
time the filer submits its documents through EIE. To be timely, an 
electronic filing must be submitted to the EIE system no later than 
11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Upon receipt of a 
transmission, the E-Filing system time-stamps the document and sends 
the submitter an e-mail notice confirming receipt of the document. The 
EIE system also distributes an e-mail notice that provides access to 
the document to the NRC Office of the General Counsel and any others 
who have advised the Office of the Secretary that they wish to 
participate in the proceeding, so that the filer need not serve the 
documents on those participants separately. Therefore, applicants and 
other participants (or their counsel or representatives) must apply for 
and receive a digital ID certificate before a hearing request/petition 
to intervene is filed so that they can obtain access to the document 
via the E-Filing system.
    A person filing electronically may seek assistance through the 
``Contact Us'' link located on the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/
site-help/e-submittals.html or by calling the NRC technical help line, 
which is available between 8:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., Eastern Time, 
Monday through Friday. The help line number is (800) 397-4209 or 
locally, (301) 415-4737.
    Participants who believe that they have a good cause for not 
submitting documents electronically must file a motion, in accordance 
with 10 CFR 2.302(g), with their initial paper filing requesting 
authorization to continue to submit documents in paper format. Such 
filings must be submitted by: (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 
Adjudication Staff; or (2) courier, express mail, or expedited delivery 
service to the Office of the Secretary, Sixteenth Floor, One White 
Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Maryland 20852, Attention: 
Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff. Participants filing a document in 
this manner are responsible for serving the document on all other 
participants. Filing is considered complete by first-class mail as of 
the time of deposit in the mail, or by courier, express mail or 
expedited delivery service upon depositing the document with the 
provider of the service.
    Non-timely 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 Panel that the 
petition and/or request should be granted and/or the contentions should 
be admitted based on a balancing of the factors specified in 10 CFR 
2.309(c)(1)(i)-(viii). To be timely, filings must be submitted no later 
than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date.
    Documents submitted in adjudicatory proceedings will appear in 
NRC's electronic hearing docket which is available to the public at 
http://ehd.nrc.gov/EHD_Proceeding/home.asp, unless excluded pursuant 
to an order of the Commission, an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board 
Panel, or a Presiding Officer. Participants are requested not to 
include personal privacy information, such as social security numbers, 
home addresses, or home phone numbers in their filings. With respect to 
copyrighted works, except for limited excerpts that serve the purpose 
of the adjudicatory filings and would constitute a Fair Use 
application, participants are requested not to include copyrighted 
materials in their submission.
    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 licenses for Beaver Valley Power 
Station, Units 1 and 2, are available for public inspection at the 
Commission's PDR, located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville 
Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland 20852-2738, and at http://
www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/licensing/renewal/applications.html, the 
NRC's Web site while the application is under review. The application 
may be accessed in ADAMS through the NRC's Public Electronic Reading 
Room on the Internet at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html under 
ADAMS Accession Number ML072430913. As stated above, persons who do not 
have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in

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accessing the documents located in ADAMS may contact the NRC PDR 
Reference staff by telephone at 1-800-397-4209 or 301-415-4737, or by 
e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov.
    The NRC staff has verified that a copy of the LRA is also available 
to local residents near Beaver Valley Power Station, Units 1 and 2, at 
the Beaver Area Memorial Library, 100 College Avenue, Beaver, 
Pennsylvania 15009, and the Beaver County Library System, 1 Campus 
Drive, Monaca, Pennsylvania 15061.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 22nd day of October, 2007.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Louise Lund,
Acting Director, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation.
[FR Doc. E7-21086 Filed 10-25-07; 8:45 am]
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