Notice of Issuance of License Amendment for Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., Erwin, TN, 71164-71165 [E7-24289]

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ACTION: Notice of Renewal. rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, 5 U.S.C. App. 2 (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770), as amended, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) gives notice that it will renew the charter for the Humanities Panel for 2 years from December 29, 2007 to December 29, 2009. The Chairman of VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:31 Dec 13, 2007 Jkt 214001 NEH has determined that the renewal of the Humanities Panel is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed upon the Chairman of NEH by the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, 5 U.S.C. App. 3(2) (Pub. L. 92–463, 86. Stat. 770), as amended, and section 10(a)(4) of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, 20 U.S.C. 959(a)(4), as amended. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 70–143] Notice of Issuance of License Amendment for Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., Erwin, TN Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of Issuance of License Amendment. AGENCY: Heather C. Gottry, Acting Committee Management Officer, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 529, Washington, DC 20506. (Phone: (202) 606–8322, facsimile (202) 606–8600, or e-mail to gencounsel@neh.gov.) Hearing-impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter may be obtained by contacting the Endowment’s TDD terminal on (202) 606–8282. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Ramsey, Project Manager, Fuel Manufacturing Branch, Fuel Facility Licensing Directorate, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555. Telephone: (301) 492–3123; fax number: (301) 492– 3359; e-mail: kmr@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Humanities Panel is a Federal advisory committee under 5 U.S.C. App. 2 (Pub. L. 92–463, 86. Stat. 770). The purpose and objective of the Humanities Panel is to advise the National Council on the Humanities and the Chairman of the NEH concerning policies, programs, and procedures of the Endowment as requested. The Humanities Panel furthermore makes recommendations on applications for financial support submitted to NEH. Members of the Humanities Panel are selected on the basis of their subject matter expertise in a humanities discipline or on the basis of their experience in a humanities institution, or both, in order to ensure that all applications are reviewed under the highest standards of excellence in the humanities. The NEH selects panelists from a broad range of humanities disciplines (including languages, literature, history, jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology, comparative religion, ethics, and the history, criticism, and theory of the arts). Panelists also are selected from a wide range of humanities institutions (including colleges, universities, archives, libraries, museums and historical societies). By statute, the Humanities Panel is also required to have broad geographic and culturally diverse representation. I. Introduction SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: December 11, 2007. Heather C. Gottry, Acting Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E7–24268 Filed 12–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7536–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pursuant to 10 CFR 2.106, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is providing notice of the issuance of License Amendment 79 to Material License No. SNM–124, to Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. (the licensee), to authorize an increase in the possession limit for uranium enriched up to 100 percent in the uranium-235 isotope at the licensee’s facility in Erwin, Tennessee. The licensee’s request for the proposed license amendment was previously noticed in the Federal Register on October 18, 2007 (72 FR 59117), with a notice of an opportunity to request a hearing. This license amendment complies with the standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and NRC’s rules and regulations as set forth in 10 CFR Chapter 1. Accordingly, this license amendment was issued on November 23, 2007, and is effective immediately. II. Further Information The NRC has prepared a Safety Evaluation Report (SER) that documents the information that was reviewed and NRC’s conclusion. In accordance with 10 CFR 2.390 of the NRC’s ‘‘Rules of Practice,’’ details with respect to this action, including the SER and accompanying documentation included in the license amendment package, are available electronically at the NRC’s Electronic Reading Room at http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this site, you can access the NRC’s Agencywide Document Access and Management System (ADAMS), which provides text and image files of NRC’s public documents. The ADAMS E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 240 / Friday, December 14, 2007 / Notices accession number for the license amendment is ML073190567. If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC Public Document Room (PDR) Reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301– 415–4737 or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. These documents may also be viewed electronically on the public computers located at the NRC’s PDR, O 1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The PDR reproduction contractor will copy documents for a fee. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 6th day of December, 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Kevin M. Ramsey, Acting Chief, Fuel Manufacturing Branch, Fuel Facility Licensing Directorate, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. E7–24289 Filed 12–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–280 And 50–281] Virginia Electric and Power Company, Surry Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an amendment to revise the licensing basis for Facility Operating License Nos. DPR–32 and DPR–37, issued to Virginia Electric and Power Company (the licensee), for operation of the Surry Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 (Surry 1 and 2), located in Surry county, Virginia. Therefore, as required by 10 CFR 51.21, the NRC is issuing this environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact. rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Environmental Assessment Identification of the Proposed Action The proposed action would authorize the licensee to revise the Updated Final Safety Analysis Report (UFSAR) to permit an increase in the irradiation of the Surry 1 and 2 fuel assemblies beginning with Surry 1 and 2 improved fuel (SIF) assemblies with ZIRLO cladding from a lead rod average burnup of 60,000 to 62,000 megawatt days (MWd)/metric tons of uranium (MTU). Since the burnup restriction is not explicitly stated in the Surry 1 and 2 license conditions or Technical Specifications, the licensee incorporated it into Section 3.5.2.6.1 of the Surry 1 and 2 UFSAR to ensure that the burnup VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:31 Dec 13, 2007 Jkt 214001 limit is not exceeded when reload design evaluations are performed. The licensee will continue to apply the current burnup limit of 60,000 MWd/ MTU for old fuel assemblies, if used, in the spent fuel pool with Zircaloy-4 cladding. In addition, the licensee will maintain the peak rod average burnup limits in the Surry 1 and 2 UFSAR. The proposed action is in accordance with the licensee’s application dated March 6, 2007. The Need for the Proposed Action The proposed action will allow the licensee to design reloads to a lead rod average burnup limit of 62,000 MWd/ MTU, which has an appreciable economic benefit. The licensee states that ‘‘Recent reload patterns have been degraded at an economic penalty to maintain the burnup below the existing limit [60,000 MWd/MTU].’’ Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action The NRC has completed its safety evaluation of the proposed action and concludes that SIF mechanical design, LOCA analysis, non-LOCA transient analyses, and the proposed UFSAR changes are acceptable to a peak rod average of 62,000 MWd/MTU. The NRC staff previously completed an environmental assessment of the effects of extending fuel burnup above 60,000 MWd/MTU through NUREG/CR–6703 (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML010310298), and determined that there are no significant adverse environmental impacts associated with extending peak-rod fuel burnup to 62,000 MWd/MTU. The environmental effects of extending Surry 1 and 2 lead rod average burnup limit to 62,000 MWd/MTU are also bounded by NUREG/CR–6703. The details of the staff’s safety evaluation will be provided in the license amendment that will be issued as part of the letter to the licensee approving the license amendment to the regulation. 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 nonradiological impacts, the proposed action does not have a potential to affect PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71165 any historic site. The proposed action does not result in any significant changes to land use or water use, or result in any significant changes to the quality or quantity of effluents. It does not affect non-radiological plant effluents and no changes to the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit are needed. No effects on the aquatic or terrestrial habitat in the vicinity of the plant, or to endangered or threatened species, or to the habitats of endangered or threatened species are expected, and has no other environmental impact, therefore, there are no significant non-radiological environmental impacts associated with the proposed action. The proposed action will not change the method of generating electricity or the method of handling any effluents from the environment or nonradiological effluents to the environment. Therefore, no changes or different types of non-radiological environmental impacts are expected as a result of the proposed amendments. 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 significant 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 Surry 1 and 2, May and June 1972, respectively, and the supplemental environmental impact assessment for license renewal issued on November 30, 2002. Agencies and Persons Consulted In accordance with its stated policy, on November 27, 2007, the staff consulted with Mr. Les Foldesi, Director of the Bureau of Radiological Health, Commonwealth of Virginia, 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 E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 70-143]


Notice of Issuance of License Amendment for Nuclear Fuel 
Services, Inc., Erwin, TN

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Issuance of License Amendment.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Ramsey, Project Manager, Fuel 
Manufacturing Branch, Fuel Facility Licensing Directorate, Office of 
Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555. Telephone: (301) 492-3123; fax 
number: (301) 492-3359; e-mail: kmr@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    Pursuant to 10 CFR 2.106, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) 
is providing notice of the issuance of License Amendment 79 to Material 
License No. SNM-124, to Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. (the licensee), to 
authorize an increase in the possession limit for uranium enriched up 
to 100 percent in the uranium-235 isotope at the licensee's facility in 
Erwin, Tennessee. The licensee's request for the proposed license 
amendment was previously noticed in the Federal Register on October 18, 
2007 (72 FR 59117), with a notice of an opportunity to request a 
hearing.
    This license amendment complies with the standards and requirements 
of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and NRC's rules and 
regulations as set forth in 10 CFR Chapter 1. Accordingly, this license 
amendment was issued on November 23, 2007, and is effective 
immediately.

II. Further Information

    The NRC has prepared a Safety Evaluation Report (SER) that 
documents the information that was reviewed and NRC's conclusion. In 
accordance with 10 CFR 2.390 of the NRC's ``Rules of Practice,'' 
details with respect to this action, including the SER and accompanying 
documentation included in the license amendment package, are available 
electronically at the NRC's Electronic Reading Room at http://
www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this site, you can access the 
NRC's Agencywide Document Access and Management System (ADAMS), which 
provides text and image files of NRC's public documents. The ADAMS

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accession number for the license amendment is ML073190567. If you do 
not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing the 
documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC Public Document Room (PDR) 
Reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737 or by e-mail to 
pdr@nrc.gov.
    These documents may also be viewed electronically on the public 
computers located at the NRC's PDR, O 1 F21, One White Flint North, 
11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The PDR reproduction 
contractor will copy documents for a fee.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 6th day of December, 2007.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Kevin M. Ramsey,
Acting Chief, Fuel Manufacturing Branch, Fuel Facility Licensing 
Directorate, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Office of 
Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. E7-24289 Filed 12-13-07; 8:45 am]
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