Luminant Generation Company LLC; Notice of Withdrawal of Application for Amendment to Facility Operating License, 63202-63203 [E7-21926]

Download as PDF 63202 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 216 / Thursday, November 8, 2007 / Notices Dated: November 2, 2007. Mary Ann Hadyka, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E7–21923 Filed 11–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515–01–P NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES National Endowment for the Arts; Arts Advisory Panel Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), as amended, notice is hereby given that nine meetings of the Arts Advisory Panel to the National Council on the Arts will be held at the Nancy Hanks Center, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, 20506 as follows (ending times are approximate): Learning in the Arts (application review): November 26–29, 2007 in Room 716. A portion of this meeting, from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28th, will be open to the public for a policy discussion. The remainder of the meeting, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on November 26th and 27th, from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on November 28th, and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on November 29th, will be closed. Media Arts/Arts on Radio and Television (application review): November 29–30, 2007 in Room 730. This meeting, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on November 29th and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on November 30th, will be closed. Dance (application review): December 3–5, 2007 in Room 730. This meeting, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on December 3rd and 4th and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on December 5th, will be closed. Folk and Traditional Arts (application review): December 3–5, 2007 in Room 716. A portion of this meeting, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5th, will be open to the public for a policy discussion. The remainder of the meeting, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on December 3rd, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on December 4th, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on December 5th, will be closed. Local Arts Agencies (application review): December 6–7, 2007 in Room 730. This meeting, from 9a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on December 6th and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on December 7th, will be closed. Design (application review): December 7, 2007, in Room 714. This meeting, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., will be closed. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:54 Nov 07, 2007 Jkt 214001 Presenting (application review): December 10–13, 2007 in Room 730. This meeting, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on December 10th–12th and from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on December 13th, will be closed. Museums (application review): December 11–13, 2007 in Room 716. This meeting, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on December 11th and 12th and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on December 13th, will be closed. Literature (application review): December 12–14, 2007 in Room 714. A portion of this meeting, from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Friday, December 14th, will be open to the public for a policy discussion. The remainder of the meeting, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on December 12th and 13th and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. on December 14th, will be closed. The closed portions of meetings are for the purpose of Panel review, discussion, evaluation, and recommendations on financial assistance under the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, as amended, including information given in confidence to the agency. In accordance with the determination of the Chairman of February 21, 2007, these sessions will be closed to the public pursuant to subsection (c)(6) of section 552b of Title 5, United States Code. Any person may observe meetings, or portions thereof, of advisory panels that are open to the public, and if time allows, may be permitted to participate in the panel’s discussions at the discretion of the panel chairman. If you need special accommodations due to a disability, please contact the Office of AccessAbility, National Endowment for the Arts, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20506, 202/682– 5532, TDY-TDD 202/682–5496, at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. Further information with reference to these meetings can be obtained from Ms. Kathy Plowitz-Worden, Office of Guidelines & Panel Operations, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC 20506, or call 202/682–5691. Dated: November 1, 2007. Kathy Plowitz-Worden, Panel Coordinator. [FR Doc. E7–21912 Filed 11–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7537–01–P PO 00000 NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–445 and 50–446] Luminant Generation Company LLC; Notice of Withdrawal of Application for Amendment to Facility Operating License The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (the Commission) has granted the request of Luminant Generation Company LLC (the licensee) to withdraw its January 18, 2007, application, as supplemented by letter dated July 18, 2007, for proposed amendments to Facility Operating License Nos. NPF–87 and NPF–89, for Comanche Peak Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2, respectively, located in Somervell County, Texas. The proposed amendment would have revised Technical Specification 3.8.1, ‘‘AC [Alternating Current] Sources—Operating,’’ by extending the allowable completion time associated with restoration of an inoperable offsite circuit (i.e., the startup transformer). The Commission had previously issued a Notice of Consideration of Issuance of Amendment published in the Federal Register on May 8, 2007 (72 FR 26178). However, by letter dated October 22, 2007, the licensee withdrew the proposed change. For further details with respect to this action, see the application for amendment dated January 18, 2007, as supplemented by letter dated July 18, 2007, and the licensee’s letter dated October 22, 2007, which withdrew the application for license amendment. Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR), 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 Agencywide Documents Access and Management Systems (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the internet at the NRC Web site, http://www.nrc.gov/readingrm.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 by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 2nd day of November, 2007. Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 216 / Thursday, November 8, 2007 / Notices For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Balwant K. Singal, Senior Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch IV, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E7–21926 Filed 11–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No.: 050–00312] Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact Related to the License Termination Plan for the Rancho Seco Nuclear Generating Station U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. AGENCY: Notice of Availability and Finding of No Significant Impact. ACTION: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) related to the license termination plan (LTP) for the Rancho Seco Nuclear Generating Station, dated April 12, 2006. The EA was developed as part of the NRC decision-making process on whether or not to approve the LTP that will result in subsequent release of the site from NRC licensing for unrestricted use of the site (as defined in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 20.1402, ‘‘Radiological Criteria for Unrestricted Use’’). The scope of the EA is the determination of the adequacy of the radiation release criteria and the final status survey as presented in the LTP. The EA specifically examines potential impacts on land use, water resources, and human health from structures and/or residual materials that will be present at the site at the time the site is released and the license is terminated. The EA also identifies compliance with section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. John Hickman, Project Manager, Decommissioning and Uranium Recovery Licensing Directorate, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Mail Stop T– 8F5, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. Telephone: (301) 415–3017; email: jbh@nrc.gov. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:54 Nov 07, 2007 Jkt 214001 I. Environmental Assessment 1.0 Introduction The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the request submitted by Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD or the licensee) for approval of the license termination plan (LTP) for the Rancho Seco Nuclear Generating Station (Rancho Seco). Consistent with the decommissioning rule that appeared in the Federal Register on July 29, 1996 (61 FR 39278), the NRC has prepared this environmental assessment (EA) to determine the environmental effects from approval of the LTP and subsequent release of the site for unrestricted use (as defined in Title 10, section 20.1402, ‘‘Radiological Criteria for Unrestricted Use,’’ of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR 20.1402)). As discussed in section 1.3, ‘‘Scope,’’ of this document, the primary scope of this EA is the determination of the adequacy of the radiation release criteria and the final status survey (FSS) presented in the LTP. 1.1 Background Rancho Seco has a deactivated pressurized-water nuclear reactor and is located on a 2480-acre SMUD site in Sacramento County at 14440 Twin Cities Road, Herald, California. Rancho Seco was constructed between 1968 and 1974. In August 1974, the NRC licensed the reactor to operate commercially at 2772 megawatts thermal. After passage of a nonbinding referendum by the voters of Sacramento County in 1989, SMUD decided to permanently shut down Rancho Seco. In August 1989, SMUD notified the NRC that the plant was permanently shut down and informed the NRC of its intent to seek amendments to the Rancho Seco operating license and decommission the facility (NRC, 1989a). In May 1991, before the promulgation of the current requirements for decommissioning and license termination under 10 CFR 50.82, ‘‘Termination of License,’’ (published July 1996, 61 FR 39278), SMUD submitted a proposed Rancho Seco decommissioning plan (SMUD, 1991). In March 1995, the NRC issued an order that approved the plan and authorized decommissioning of the site (NRC, 1995). In February 1997, SMUD began active decommissioning of the site. In March 1997, SMUD submitted its postshutdown decommissioning activities report (PSDAR) (SMUD, 1997) pursuant to 10 CFR 50.82 requirements, superseding the original decommissioning plan. In August 2002, SMUD completed the transfer of all spent nuclear fuel to its independent PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63203 spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) licensed under 10 CFR Part 72, ‘‘Licensing Requirements for the Independent Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level Radioactive Waste, and Reactor-Related Greater Than Class C Waste’’ (SMUD, 2006a). In April 2006, SMUD submitted its LTP (SMUD, 2006a). The NRC sent SMUD two requests for additional information (RAI) on the LTP, with corresponding SMUD responses in November 2006 (SMUD, 2006d) and April 2007 (SMUD, 2007). In 2006, SMUD also submitted a revision to its historical site assessment (SMUD, 2006b) and a ground water monitoring report (SMUD, 2006c). SMUD is proposing to decontaminate the Rancho Seco site to meet 10 CFR 20.1402 requirements for unrestricted use. Photographs provided in SMUD’s April 2007 response to NRC’s RAI (SMUD, 2007) identify the permanent buildings and structures, as well as paved areas and 11 concrete pads of removed structures, that SMUD currently plans to leave in place at the site after license termination. These include the: diesel buildings, backup control center, nuclear services electrical building, auxiliary building, reactor containment building, spent fuel building, turbine building, switchyard control building, machine shop, ‘‘B’’ warehouse, personal access portal building, interim onsite storage building (IOSB), receiving warehouse, and an unfinished technical support building. SMUD is also proposing that the NRC release the site from licensing for unrestricted use in two phases, with the 10 CFR Part 50 license terminated after completion of the second phase. Table 3–1 of the LTP identifies that, for the first phase, SMUD plans to complete the major decommissioning activities in early 2008. The first-phase release includes most of the site, except for the IOSB. The IOSB will remain on the 10 CFR Part 50 license, and SMUD plans to continue to store only low-level radioactive waste from the Rancho Seco site in the building until it finds a suitable waste disposal option (SMUD, 2006a). Further, IOSB operations will continue to include the maintenance program, the radiation protection plan for implementing the radiological controls program, the radiological environmental monitoring program, an emergency plan, and the SMUD radioactive waste procedure ‘‘IOSB Building Operations’’ (SMUD, 2007). After the first phase of site release, the remaining IOSB 10 CFR Part 50 licensed site footprint will be approximately 1.1 acres with a proposed new fence line around the licensed area. The IOSB is in E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 50-445 and 50-446]


Luminant Generation Company LLC; Notice of Withdrawal of 
Application for Amendment to Facility Operating License

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (the Commission) has granted 
the request of Luminant Generation Company LLC (the licensee) to 
withdraw its January 18, 2007, application, as supplemented by letter 
dated July 18, 2007, for proposed amendments to Facility Operating 
License Nos. NPF-87 and NPF-89, for Comanche Peak Steam Electric 
Station, Units 1 and 2, respectively, located in Somervell County, 
Texas.
    The proposed amendment would have revised Technical Specification 
3.8.1, ``AC [Alternating Current] Sources--Operating,'' by extending 
the allowable completion time associated with restoration of an 
inoperable offsite circuit (i.e., the startup transformer).
    The Commission had previously issued a Notice of Consideration of 
Issuance of Amendment published in the Federal Register on May 8, 2007 
(72 FR 26178). However, by letter dated October 22, 2007, the licensee 
withdrew the proposed change.
    For further details with respect to this action, see the 
application for amendment dated January 18, 2007, as supplemented by 
letter dated July 18, 2007, and the licensee's letter dated October 22, 
2007, which withdrew the application for license amendment. Documents 
may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC's Public Document 
Room (PDR), 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 Agencywide 
Documents Access and Management Systems (ADAMS) Public Electronic 
Reading Room on the internet at the NRC Web site, http://www.nrc.gov/
reading-rm.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 by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov.

     Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 2nd day of November, 2007.


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    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Balwant K. Singal,
Senior Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch IV, Division of 
Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. E7-21926 Filed 11-7-07; 8:45 am]
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