In the Matter of NRG South Texas LP, STP Nuclear Operating Company, (South Texas Project, Units 1 and 2); Order Approving Indirect Transfer of Facility Operating Licenses, 61691-61692 [E7-21433]

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NPF–76 and NPF–80] In the Matter of NRG South Texas LP, STP Nuclear Operating Company, (South Texas Project, Units 1 and 2); Order Approving Indirect Transfer of Facility Operating Licenses I NRG South Texas LP (NRG South Texas) is a co-holder of the Facility Operating Licenses numbered NPF–76 and NPF–80, which authorize the possession, use, and operation of South Texas Project (STP), Units 1 and 2, respectively. The facilities are located in southwest Matagorda County, Texas, which is approximately 12 miles southsouthwest of Bay City and 10 miles north of Matagorda Bay. STP is jointly owned by three entities: NRG South Texas, 44 percent; City of Public Service Board of San Antonio, 40 percent; and City of Austin, Texas, 16 percent. In addition, these entities each hold a corresponding percentage interest in STP Nuclear Operating Company (STPNOC), which operates STP. II By application dated May 3, 2007, as supplemented by electronic mail dated June 28, 2007, and letters dated July 23 and October 3, 2007, STPNOC, on behalf of NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG Energy), and NRG South Texas LP, requested that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 61692 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 31, 2007 / Notices Commission), pursuant to Section 50.80 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), consent to the proposed indirect transfer of control of the STP licenses to the extent held by NRG South Texas with respect to its ownership interest in STP. Currently, NRG Energy is the indirect owner of 100 percent of NRG South Texas. Under a proposed corporate restructuring, a new holding company, NRG Holdings, Inc., will be created. NRG Energy will become a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of NRG Holdings, Inc. Accordingly, NRG Holdings, Inc. will acquire indirect control of the licenses for STP to the extent currently held by NRG South Texas. In addition, NRG Holdings, Inc. will become an indirect co-owner of STPNOC, with respect to the interest in STPNOC currently held by NRG South Texas. To the extent the proposed corporate restructuring would thus result in the indirect transfer of control of the STP licenses as held by STPNOC, prior NRC consent was also requested. Notice of the requests for approval and an opportunity for a hearing was published in the Federal Register on July 10, 2007 (72 FR 37546). No comments or hearing requests were received. Pursuant to 10 CFR 50.80(a), no license, or any right thereunder, shall be transferred, directly or indirectly, through transfer of control of the license, unless the Commission shall give its consent in writing. Upon review of the information in the application as supplemented and other information before the Commission, and relying upon the representations and agreements in the application as supplemented, the NRC staff concludes that the proposed indirect transfer of control of NRG South Texas to NRG Holdings, Inc. as described herein will not affect the qualifications of NRG South Texas as holder of the STP licenses to the extent now held by it, and that the indirect transfer of control of the licenses, to the extent effected by the proposed transaction described in the application, is otherwise consistent with applicable provisions of law, regulations, and orders issued by the NRC pursuant thereto. The NRC staff further concludes that, to the extent the proposed indirect transfer of control of NRG South Texas would result in an indirect transfer of control of the STP licenses as held by STPNOC, such proposed indirect transfer of control of NRG South Texas will not affect the qualifications of STPNOC to hold the STP licenses, and such indirect transfer of control of the licenses as held by STPNOC is otherwise consistent with VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 Oct 30, 2007 Jkt 214001 applicable provisions of law, regulations, and orders issued by the Commission pursuant thereto. The findings set forth above are supported by a safety evaluation dated October 22, 2007. III Accordingly, pursuant to Sections 161b, 161i, and 184 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2201(b), 2201(i), and 2234; and 10 CFR 50.80, it is hereby ordered that the application regarding the indirect license transfers related to the proposed establishment of NRG Holdings, Inc. is approved, subject to the following condition: Should the indirect transfer of control of NRG South Texas to NRG Holdings, Inc. not be completed within one year from the date of this Order, this Order shall become null and void, provided, however, upon written application and good cause shown, such date may be extended by order. This Order is effective upon issuance. For further details with respect to this Order, see the application dated May 3, 2007, and supplemental electronic mail dated June 28, 2007, and letters dated July 23 and October 3, 2007, and the safety evaluation dated October 22, 2007, which are available for public inspection at the Commission’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, Public File Area 01 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland and accessible electronically from the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at the NRC Web site, http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/adams.html. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, should contact the NRC PDR Reference staff by telephone at 1–800– 397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 22nd day of October, 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Catherine Haney, Director, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E7–21433 Filed 10–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 40–9027] Notice of Issuance of Decommissioning Amendment for Cabot Corporation The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved the Cabot Corporation (Cabot) decommissioning plan (DP) for the Reading site by amendment to their Source Material License, SMC–1562. The Reading site is located in Reading, PA, near the Buttonwood Street bridge. The site operated intermittently between April 1967 and May 1969 for the production of niobium by extraction from tin slag feedstock. The main processing building was removed from the license in August 1995 by license amendment. The licensee first submitted a DP for the Reading site on August 28, 1998 (Accession No. 9809140068). The submittal was revised in March 2000 to reflect revised dose modeling scenarios and in June 2005 (ML051330369, ML051330364) to incorporate a rip-rap erosion barrier. Revision 3 to the DP was submitted later in June 2005, to reflect changes to the rip-rap design after licensee consultation with the City of Reading Redevelopment Authority (ML053560277). The licensee submitted revision 4 of the Reading site DP and related documents to the NRC for review and approval in August 2006, (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) accession numbers ML062360159, ML062360164, and ML062210261) as supplemented on September 21, 2006 (ADAMS accession number ML062640081). This amendment revised the rip-rap cover design and include cover design analysis. An environmental assessment was completed on October 16, 2007 (ML072390296). The NRC approved the DP by Amendment No. 9 to the Source Material License SMC–1562 on October 24, 2007. A ‘‘Notice of Consideration of Amendment Request for Decommissioning the Cabot Performance Materials, Reading, Pennsylvania, Site, and Opportunity for a Hearing’’ was published in the Federal Register on October 28, 1998 (63 FR 57715). Two parties requested hearings; Jobert Trucking and the City of Reading Redevelopment Authority. Jobert Trucking was denied standing by the court on May 16, 2000 (ADAMS ML003715331) and the Redevelopment Authority request to withdraw hearing E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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[Docket Nos. 50-498 and 50-499; License Nos. NPF-76 and NPF-80]


In the Matter of NRG South Texas LP, STP Nuclear Operating 
Company, (South Texas Project, Units 1 and 2); Order Approving Indirect 
Transfer of Facility Operating Licenses

I

    NRG South Texas LP (NRG South Texas) is a co-holder of the Facility 
Operating Licenses numbered NPF-76 and NPF-80, which authorize the 
possession, use, and operation of South Texas Project (STP), Units 1 
and 2, respectively. The facilities are located in southwest Matagorda 
County, Texas, which is approximately 12 miles south-southwest of Bay 
City and 10 miles north of Matagorda Bay. STP is jointly owned by three 
entities: NRG South Texas, 44 percent; City of Public Service Board of 
San Antonio, 40 percent; and City of Austin, Texas, 16 percent. In 
addition, these entities each hold a corresponding percentage interest 
in STP Nuclear Operating Company (STPNOC), which operates STP.

II

    By application dated May 3, 2007, as supplemented by electronic 
mail dated June 28, 2007, and letters dated July 23 and October 3, 
2007, STPNOC, on behalf of NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG Energy), and NRG South 
Texas LP, requested that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC,

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Commission), pursuant to Section 50.80 of Title 10 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (10 CFR), consent to the proposed indirect transfer 
of control of the STP licenses to the extent held by NRG South Texas 
with respect to its ownership interest in STP. Currently, NRG Energy is 
the indirect owner of 100 percent of NRG South Texas. Under a proposed 
corporate restructuring, a new holding company, NRG Holdings, Inc., 
will be created. NRG Energy will become a direct wholly-owned 
subsidiary of NRG Holdings, Inc. Accordingly, NRG Holdings, Inc. will 
acquire indirect control of the licenses for STP to the extent 
currently held by NRG South Texas. In addition, NRG Holdings, Inc. will 
become an indirect co-owner of STPNOC, with respect to the interest in 
STPNOC currently held by NRG South Texas. To the extent the proposed 
corporate restructuring would thus result in the indirect transfer of 
control of the STP licenses as held by STPNOC, prior NRC consent was 
also requested.
    Notice of the requests for approval and an opportunity for a 
hearing was published in the Federal Register on July 10, 2007 (72 FR 
37546). No comments or hearing requests were received.
    Pursuant to 10 CFR 50.80(a), no license, or any right thereunder, 
shall be transferred, directly or indirectly, through transfer of 
control of the license, unless the Commission shall give its consent in 
writing. Upon review of the information in the application as 
supplemented and other information before the Commission, and relying 
upon the representations and agreements in the application as 
supplemented, the NRC staff concludes that the proposed indirect 
transfer of control of NRG South Texas to NRG Holdings, Inc. as 
described herein will not affect the qualifications of NRG South Texas 
as holder of the STP licenses to the extent now held by it, and that 
the indirect transfer of control of the licenses, to the extent 
effected by the proposed transaction described in the application, is 
otherwise consistent with applicable provisions of law, regulations, 
and orders issued by the NRC pursuant thereto. The NRC staff further 
concludes that, to the extent the proposed indirect transfer of control 
of NRG South Texas would result in an indirect transfer of control of 
the STP licenses as held by STPNOC, such proposed indirect transfer of 
control of NRG South Texas will not affect the qualifications of STPNOC 
to hold the STP licenses, and such indirect transfer of control of the 
licenses as held by STPNOC is otherwise consistent with applicable 
provisions of law, regulations, and orders issued by the Commission 
pursuant thereto.
    The findings set forth above are supported by a safety evaluation 
dated October 22, 2007.

III

    Accordingly, pursuant to Sections 161b, 161i, and 184 of the Atomic 
Energy Act of 1954, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2201(b), 2201(i), and 2234; 
and 10 CFR 50.80, it is hereby ordered that the application regarding 
the indirect license transfers related to the proposed establishment of 
NRG Holdings, Inc. is approved, subject to the following condition:

    Should the indirect transfer of control of NRG South Texas to 
NRG Holdings, Inc. not be completed within one year from the date of 
this Order, this Order shall become null and void, provided, 
however, upon written application and good cause shown, such date 
may be extended by order.

    This Order is effective upon issuance.
    For further details with respect to this Order, see the application 
dated May 3, 2007, and supplemental electronic mail dated June 28, 
2007, and letters dated July 23 and October 3, 2007, and the safety 
evaluation dated October 22, 2007, which are available for public 
inspection at the Commission's Public Document Room (PDR), located at 
One White Flint North, Public File Area 01 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike 
(first floor), Rockville, Maryland and accessible electronically from 
the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Public 
Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at the NRC Web site, http://
www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html.
    Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems 
in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, should contact the NRC PDR 
Reference staff by telephone at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by e-
mail to pdr@nrc.gov.

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

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Catherine Haney,
Director, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation.
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