Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Meeting of the Joint ACRS Subcommittees on Thermal-Hydraulic Phenomena and on Reliability and Probabilistic Risk Assessment; Notice of Meeting, 73047-73048 [E7-24970]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2007 / Notices For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Catherine Haney, Director, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E7–24975 Filed 12–21–07; 8:45 am] Specifically, the request is for exemption from the physical inventory requirements for those fuel assemblies that are stored under the HOPs when the HOPs are installed in the spent fuel racks. BILLING CODE 7590–01–P 3.0 Discussion Pursuant to 10 CFR 74.7, the Commission may, upon application by any interested person or upon its own initiative, grant exemptions from the requirements of 10 CFR Part 74, when the exemptions are authorized by law and will not endanger life or property or the common defense and security, and are otherwise in the public interest. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–341] Detroit Edison Company; FERMI 2; Exemption 1.0 Background Detroit Edison Company (the licensee) is the holder of Facility Operating License No. NPF–43, which authorizes operation of Fermi 2. The license provides, among other things, that the facility is subject to all rules, regulations, and orders of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, the Commission) now or hereafter in effect. The facility consists of a boiling-water reactor located in Monroe County, Michigan. Fermi 2 is in the process of re-racking its spent fuel pool (SFP), which involves the replacement of some older racks with higher-density racks. The NRC approved the re-rack project in its letter dated January 25, 2001. A result of the re-rack effort is that some of the SFP floor space that was previously used to store miscellaneous items is no longer available, due to the addition of the new racks. To address this, Fermi 2 is introducing two Holtec Overhead Platforms (HOPs) to the SFP which are designed to be placed on two specific spent fuel storage racks as approved by the NRC in its letter dated January 25, 2001. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 2.0 Request/Action Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), Part 74, section 74.19(c), requires that each licensee authorized to possess special nuclear material (SNM), at any one time and site location, in a quantity greater than 350 grams of contained uranium-235, uranium-233, or plutonium, or any combination thereof, shall conduct a physical inventory of all SNM in its possession under license at intervals not to exceed 12 months. By letter dated April 27, 2007, as supplemented by letter dated November 9, 2007, the licensee requested an exemption from the requirements of 10 CFR 74.19(c) to conduct a physical inventory of all special nuclear material at intervals not to exceed 12 months. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:33 Dec 21, 2007 Jkt 214001 Authorized by Law This exemption would exempt the licensee from the requirements of 10 CFR 74.19(c) for the physical inventory requirements of the fuel assemblies that are stored under the HOPs when the HOPs are installed in the spent fuel racks. As stated above, 10 CFR 74.7 allows the NRC to grant exemptions from the requirements of 10 CFR Part 74. The NRC staff has determined that granting of the licensee’s proposed exemption will not result in a violation of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, or the Commission’s regulations. Therefore, the exemption is authorized by law. Will Not Endanger Life or Property or Common Defense and Security Administrative controls associated with the movement of the HOPs and the HOP itself (physical barrier) will prohibit movement of the fuel assemblies in the fuel storage racks below the HOPs when the HOPs are installed. The licensee submitted regulatory commitments in Enclosure 1 of the letter dated November 9, 2007, that provide further assurance that the SNM stored under the HOPs will be adequately controlled and accounted for by the licensee. The HOPs add another barrier for access to the SNM in the SFP, thus, increasing security of SNM stored under the HOPs when the HOPs are installed. Therefore, the exemption will not endanger life or property or common defense and security. Otherwise in the Public Interest The licensee was previously approved by the NRC to install the HOPs as part of the licensee’s re-rack of Fermi 2 SFP. The re-rack project increased the capacity of the SFP from 2,414 to 4,608 fuel assemblies to provide full core discharge capability after June 2001. As discussed above, the HOPs are needed to be installed because, due to the addition of the new racks, some of the PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73047 SFP floor space that was previously used to store miscellaneous items is no longer available. In order for the licensee to perform physical inventory of the SNM stored below the HOPs, the licensee would have to clear and uninstall the HOPs. The HOPs add another barrier for access to the SNM in the SFP, thus increasing security of SNM stored under the HOP when the HOPs are installed. An increase in security is beneficial to public interest. Therefore, the exemption is otherwise in the public interest. 4.0 Conclusion Accordingly, the Commission has determined that, pursuant to 10 CFR 74.7, the exemption is authorized by law and will not endanger life or property or the common defense and security, and is otherwise in the public interest. Therefore, the Commission hereby grants Detroit Edison Company an exemption to Fermi 2 from the requirements of 10 CFR 74.19(c) for physical inventory for those fuel assemblies that are stored under the HOPs when the HOPs are installed in the spent fuel racks. The annual physical inventory of all other SNM will continue to be performed per the requirements of 10 CFR 74.19(c). Pursuant to 10 CFR 51.32, the Commission has determined that the granting of this exemption will not have a significant effect on the quality of the human environment (72 FR 70619). This exemption is effective upon issuance. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17th day of December 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Catherine Haney, Division Director, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E7–24973 Filed 12–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Meeting of the Joint ACRS Subcommittees on Thermal-Hydraulic Phenomena and on Reliability and Probabilistic Risk Assessment; Notice of Meeting The ACRS Joint Subcommittees on Thermal-Hydraulic Phenomena and on Reliability and Probabilistic Risk Assessment will hold a meeting on January 18, 2008, Room T–2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. The entire meeting will be open to public attendance. E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 73048 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 246 / Wednesday, December 26, 2007 / Notices The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows: Friday, January 18, 2008–8:30 a.m. until the conclusion of business. The Subcommittees will discuss the results of the Cable Response to Live Fire (CAROLFIRE) Testing Program, including staff’s resolution of public comments. In addition, the Subcommittees will be briefed on the fire model Phenomena Identification and Ranking Table (PIRT). The Subcommittees will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of NRC staff regarding this matter. The Subcommittees 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 Official, Dr. Hossein P. Nourbakhsh, (Telephone: 301–415– 5622) five days prior to the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Electronic recordings will be permitted. 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 Official between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 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: December 18, 2007. Cayetano Santos, Branch Chief, ACRS. [FR Doc. E7–24970 Filed 12–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Sunshine Federal Register Notice AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETINGS: Nuclear Regulatory Commission. DATES: Weeks of December 24, 31, 2007, January 7, 14, 21, 28, 2008. PLACE: Commissioners’ Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. STATUS: Public and Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Week of December 24, 2007—Tentative. There are no meetings scheduled for the Week of December 24, 2007. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:33 Dec 21, 2007 Jkt 214001 Week of December 31, 2007— Tentative. There are no meetings scheduled for the Week of December 31, 2007. Week of January 7, 2008—Tentative. There are no meetings scheduled for the Week of January 7, 2008. Week of January 14, 2008—Tentative. There are no meetings scheduled for the Week of January 14, 2008. Week of January 21, 2008—Tentative. There are no meetings scheduled for the Week of January 21, 2008. Week of January 28, 2008—Tentative. There are no meetings scheduled for the Week of January 28, 2008. * * * * * * The schedule for Commission meetings is subject to change on short notice. To verify the status of meetings, call (recording)—(301) 415–1292. Contact person for more information: Michelle Schroll, (301) 415–1662. * * * * * The NRC Commission Meeting Schedule can be found on the Internet at: http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/policymaking/schedule.html. * * * * * The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in these public meetings, or need this meeting notice or the transcript or other information from the public meetings in another format (e.g. braille, large print), please notify the NRC’s Disability Program Coordinator, Rohn Brown, at 301–492–2279, TDD: 301–415–2100, or by e-mail at REB3@nrc.gov. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. * * * * * This notice is distributed by mail to several hundred subscribers; if you no longer wish to receive it, or would like to be added to the distribution, please contact the Office of the Secretary, Washington, DC 20555 (301–415–1969). In addition, distribution of this meeting notice over the Internet system is available. If you are interested in receiving this Commission meeting schedule electronically, please send an electronic message to dkw@nrc.gov. Dated: December 19, 2007. R. Michelle Schroll, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 07–6195 Filed 12–20–07; 10:18 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Excepted Service U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This gives notice of OPM decisions granting authority to make appointments under Schedules A, B, and C in the excepted service as required by 5 CFR 6.6 and 213.103. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: C. Penn, Group Manager, Executive Resources Services Group, Center for Human Resources, Division for Human Capital Leadership and Merit System Accountability, 202–606–2246. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 246 (Wednesday, December 26, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 73047-73048]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION


Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Meeting of the 
Joint ACRS Subcommittees on Thermal-Hydraulic Phenomena and on 
Reliability and Probabilistic Risk Assessment; Notice of Meeting

    The ACRS Joint Subcommittees on Thermal-Hydraulic Phenomena and on 
Reliability and Probabilistic Risk Assessment will hold a meeting on 
January 18, 2008, Room T-2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, 
Maryland.
    The entire meeting will be open to public attendance.

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    The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows:
    Friday, January 18, 2008-8:30 a.m. until the conclusion of 
business.
    The Subcommittees will discuss the results of the Cable Response to 
Live Fire (CAROLFIRE) Testing Program, including staff's resolution of 
public comments. In addition, the Subcommittees will be briefed on the 
fire model Phenomena Identification and Ranking Table (PIRT). The 
Subcommittees will hear presentations by and hold discussions with 
representatives of NRC staff regarding this matter. The Subcommittees 
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 Official, Dr. 
Hossein P. Nourbakhsh, (Telephone: 301-415-5622) five days prior to the 
meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. 
Electronic recordings will be permitted. 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 Official between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 
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: December 18, 2007.
Cayetano Santos,
Branch Chief, ACRS.
 [FR Doc. E7-24970 Filed 12-21-07; 8:45 am]
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