In the Matter of: Entergy Gulf States, Inc., Entergy Operations, Inc. (River Bend Station, Unit 1); Order Approving Transfer of Facility Operating License and Conforming Amendment, 62274-62275 [E7-21615]

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(EOI) are the holders of Facility Operating License NPF–47, issued by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) pursuant to Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), part 50, ‘‘Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities.’’ The license authorizes the operation of River Bend Station, Unit 1 (RBS or facility), in accordance with terms and VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:58 Nov 01, 2007 Jkt 214001 conditions specified therein. The facility is located in St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. The license authorizes EGS to possess the facility with respect to EGS’s ownership of RBS, and EOI to use and operate the facility. II. By letter dated May 29, 2007, as supplemented by letters dated August 30 and September 19, 2007, EOI, acting on behalf of EGS and itself, submitted an application to the NRC requesting, pursuant to 10 CFR 50.80, approval of the direct transfer of the license for RBS from EGS to Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC (EGS–LA). EOI also requested, pursuant to 10 CFR 50.90, approval of a conforming license amendment to the RBS, Unit 1, Operating License (NPF–47) to reflect the transfer. The transfer is associated with the planned restructuring of EGS under which ownership of RBS will be transferred from EGS, a Texas corporation, to EGS–LA, Louisiana limited liability company. EOI will continue to operate RBS, and thus there is no transfer of operating authority under the license proposed in the application. Notice of the requests for approval and an opportunity for a hearing was published in the Federal Register on July 9, 2007 (72 FR 37266). No comments or hearing requests were received. Pursuant to 10 CFR 50.80, 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 and other information before the Commission, and relying upon the representations and agreements contained in the application, the NRC staff has determined that EGS–LA is qualified to hold the license for RBS to the extent now held by EGS, and that the transfer of the license to EGS–LA described in the application is otherwise consistent with applicable provisions of law, regulations, and orders issued by the Commission pursuant thereto, subject to the conditions set forth below. The NRC staff has further found that the application for the proposed license amendment complies with the standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the Commission’s rules and regulations set forth in 10 CFR Chapter I; the facility will operate in conformity with the application, the provisions of the Act, and the rules and PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 regulations of the Commission; there is reasonable assurance that the activities authorized by the proposed license amendment can be conducted without endangering the health and safety of the public and that such activities will be conducted in compliance with the Commission’s regulations; the issuance of the proposed license amendment will not be inimical to the common defense and security or the health and safety of the public; and the issuance of the proposed amendment will be in accordance with 10 CFR part 51 of the Commission’s regulations and all applicable requirements have been satisfied. The findings set forth above are supported by a safety evaluation dated October 26, 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 transfer of the license to EGS–LA, as described herein is approved, subject to the following conditions: (1) At the time of the closing of the transfer of ownership of and the license for RBS from EGS to EGS–LA, the RBS decommissioning trust agreement(s) shall be amended to reflect EGS–LA as the owner of all the decommissioning trust funds accumulated as of the date of the closing. (2) Prior to completion of the transfer of ownership of and the transfer for RBS, EGS–LA shall provide the Director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation satisfactory documentary evidence that it has obtained the appropriate amount of insurance required of licensees under 10 CFR part 140 of the Commission’s regulations. It is further ordered that, consistent with 10 CFR 2.1315(b), a license amendment that makes changes, as indicated in Enclosure 2 to the cover letter forwarding this Order, to conform the license to reflect the subject license transfer, is approved. The amendment shall be issued and made effective at the time the proposed license transfer is completed. It is further ordered that EOI shall inform the Director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation in writing of the date of closing of the transfer no later than 5 business days prior to such action. Should the transfer of the license not be completed by October 25, 2008, this Order shall become null and void, provided, however, that upon written application and for good cause shown, such date may be extended by order. This Order is effective upon issuance. E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1 62275 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 212 / Friday, November 2, 2007 / Notices For further details with respect to this action, see the application dated May 29, 2007, the supplemental letters dated August 30 and September 19, 2007, and the safety evaluation dated October 26, 2007, which 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, and accessible electronically through the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet on the NRC’s 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 document 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 26th day of October, 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. J.E. Dyer, Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E7–21615 Filed 11–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste and Materials; Meeting Notice pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES The Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste and Materials (ACNW&M) will hold its 184th meeting on November 13–15, 2007, at 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. 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Discussions may include content of future letters and scope of future Committee Meetings. Procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACNW&M meetings were published in the Federal Register on September 26, 2007 (72 FR 54693). In accordance with those procedures, oral or written views may be presented by members of the public. Electronic recordings will be permitted only during those portions of the meeting that are open to the public. Persons desiring to make oral statements should notify Dr. Antonio F. Dias (Telephone 301–415–6805), between 8:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. (ET), as far in advance as practicable so that appropriate arrangements can be made to schedule PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the necessary time during the meeting for such statements. Use of still, motion picture, and television cameras during the meeting may be limited to selected portions of the meeting as determined by the ACNW&M Chairman. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 212 (Friday, November 2, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62274-62275]
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[FR Doc No: E7-21615]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 50-458; License No. NPF-47]


In the Matter of: Entergy Gulf States, Inc., Entergy Operations, 
Inc. (River Bend Station, Unit 1); Order Approving Transfer of Facility 
Operating License and Conforming Amendment

I.

    Entergy Gulf States, Inc. (EGS) and Entergy Operations, Inc. (EOI) 
are the holders of Facility Operating License NPF-47, issued by the 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) pursuant to 
Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), part 50, 
``Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities.'' The 
license authorizes the operation of River Bend Station, Unit 1 (RBS or 
facility), in accordance with terms and conditions specified therein. 
The facility is located in St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, 
Louisiana. The license authorizes EGS to possess the facility with 
respect to EGS's ownership of RBS, and EOI to use and operate the 
facility.

II.

    By letter dated May 29, 2007, as supplemented by letters dated 
August 30 and September 19, 2007, EOI, acting on behalf of EGS and 
itself, submitted an application to the NRC requesting, pursuant to 10 
CFR 50.80, approval of the direct transfer of the license for RBS from 
EGS to Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC (EGS-LA). EOI also requested, 
pursuant to 10 CFR 50.90, approval of a conforming license amendment to 
the RBS, Unit 1, Operating License (NPF-47) to reflect the transfer. 
The transfer is associated with the planned restructuring of EGS under 
which ownership of RBS will be transferred from EGS, a Texas 
corporation, to EGS-LA, Louisiana limited liability company. EOI will 
continue to operate RBS, and thus there is no transfer of operating 
authority under the license proposed in the application.
    Notice of the requests for approval and an opportunity for a 
hearing was published in the Federal Register on July 9, 2007 (72 FR 
37266). No comments or hearing requests were received.
    Pursuant to 10 CFR 50.80, 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 and other 
information before the Commission, and relying upon the representations 
and agreements contained in the application, the NRC staff has 
determined that EGS-LA is qualified to hold the license for RBS to the 
extent now held by EGS, and that the transfer of the license to EGS-LA 
described in the application is otherwise consistent with applicable 
provisions of law, regulations, and orders issued by the Commission 
pursuant thereto, subject to the conditions set forth below. The NRC 
staff has further found that the application for the proposed license 
amendment complies with the standards and requirements of the Atomic 
Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the Commission's rules 
and regulations set forth in 10 CFR Chapter I; the facility will 
operate in conformity with the application, the provisions of the Act, 
and the rules and regulations of the Commission; there is reasonable 
assurance that the activities authorized by the proposed license 
amendment can be conducted without endangering the health and safety of 
the public and that such activities will be conducted in compliance 
with the Commission's regulations; the issuance of the proposed license 
amendment will not be inimical to the common defense and security or 
the health and safety of the public; and the issuance of the proposed 
amendment will be in accordance with 10 CFR part 51 of the Commission's 
regulations and all applicable requirements have been satisfied.
    The findings set forth above are supported by a safety evaluation 
dated October 26, 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 transfer of the license 
to EGS-LA, as described herein is approved, subject to the following 
conditions:
    (1) At the time of the closing of the transfer of ownership of and 
the license for RBS from EGS to EGS-LA, the RBS decommissioning trust 
agreement(s) shall be amended to reflect EGS-LA as the owner of all the 
decommissioning trust funds accumulated as of the date of the closing.
    (2) Prior to completion of the transfer of ownership of and the 
transfer for RBS, EGS-LA shall provide the Director of the Office of 
Nuclear Reactor Regulation satisfactory documentary evidence that it 
has obtained the appropriate amount of insurance required of licensees 
under 10 CFR part 140 of the Commission's regulations.
    It is further ordered that, consistent with 10 CFR 2.1315(b), a 
license amendment that makes changes, as indicated in Enclosure 2 to 
the cover letter forwarding this Order, to conform the license to 
reflect the subject license transfer, is approved. The amendment shall 
be issued and made effective at the time the proposed license transfer 
is completed.
    It is further ordered that EOI shall inform the Director of the 
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation in writing of the date of closing 
of the transfer no later than 5 business days prior to such action. 
Should the transfer of the license not be completed by October 25, 
2008, this Order shall become null and void, provided, however, that 
upon written application and for good cause shown, such date may be 
extended by order.
    This Order is effective upon issuance.

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    For further details with respect to this action, see the 
application dated May 29, 2007, the supplemental letters dated August 
30 and September 19, 2007, and the safety evaluation dated October 26, 
2007, which 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, and accessible 
electronically through the Agencywide Documents Access and Management 
System (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet on the 
NRC's 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 
document 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 26th day of October, 2007.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
J.E. Dyer,
Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
 [FR Doc. E7-21615 Filed 11-1-07; 8:45 am]
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