Entergy Operations, Inc.; Acceptance for Docketing of an Application for Combined License for Grand Gulf Unit 3, 22180-22181 [E8-8898]

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E8–8138 Filed 4–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–M NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 52–024] Entergy Operations, Inc.; Acceptance for Docketing of an Application for Combined License for Grand Gulf Unit 3 By letter dated February 27, 2008, as supplemented by letters dated April 9 and 11, 2008, Entergy Operations, Inc. (EOI), on behalf of itself and Entergy Mississippi, Inc., Entergy Louisiana, LLC, Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC, and System Energy Resources, Inc., submitted an application to the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a combined license (COL) for one E:\FR\FM\24APN1.SGM 24APN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 80 / Thursday, April 24, 2008 / Notices economic simplified boiling water reactor (ESBWR) in accordance with the requirements contained in 10 CFR part 52, ‘‘Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants.’’ The application references an early site permit (ESP) granted to System Energy Resources, Inc. for the Grand Gulf ESP site. The reactor will be identified as Grand Gulf Unit 3 and located at the Grand Gulf Nuclear Station (GGNS) site in Claiborne County, Mississippi. A notice of receipt and availability of this application was previously published in the Federal Register (73 FR 14849 on March 19, 2008). The NRC staff has determined that Entergy has submitted information in accordance with 10 CFR part 2, ‘‘Rules of Practice for Domestic Licensing Proceedings and Issuance of Orders,’’ and 10 CFR part 52 that is acceptable for docketing. The docket number established for this COL application is 52–024. The NRC staff will perform a detailed technical review of the COL application. Docketing of the COL application does not preclude the NRC from requesting additional information from the applicant as the review proceeds, nor does it predict whether the Commission will grant or deny the application. The Commission will conduct a hearing in accordance with Subpart L, ‘‘Informal Hearing Procedures for NRC Adjudications,’’ of 10 CFR part 2 and will receive a report on the COL application from the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards in accordance with 10 CFR 52.87, ‘‘Referral to the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS).’’ If the Commission finds that the COL application meets the applicable standards of the Atomic Energy Act and the Commission’s regulations, and that required notifications to other agencies and bodies have been made, the Commission will issue a COL, in the form and containing conditions and limitations that the Commission finds appropriate and necessary. In accordance with 10 CFR part 51, the Commission will also prepare an environmental impact statement for the proposed action. Pursuant to 10 CFR 51.26, and as part of the environmental scoping process, the staff intends to hold a public scoping meeting. Detailed information regarding this meeting will be included in a future Federal Register notice. Finally, the Commission will announce in a future Federal Register notice the opportunity to petition for leave to intervene in the hearing required for this application by 10 CFR 52.85. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:15 Apr 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 20852, and will be accessible electronically through the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room link at the NRC Web site http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/adams.html. The application is also available at http:// www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-licensing/ col.html. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing 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 17th day of April 2008. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Eric R. Oesterle, Senior Project Manager, ESBWR/ABWR Projects Branch 1, Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors. [FR Doc. E8–8898 Filed 4–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). ACTION: Notice of the OMB review of information collection and solicitation of public comment. 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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 52-024]


Entergy Operations, Inc.; Acceptance for Docketing of an 
Application for Combined License for Grand Gulf Unit 3

    By letter dated February 27, 2008, as supplemented by letters dated 
April 9 and 11, 2008, Entergy Operations, Inc. (EOI), on behalf of 
itself and Entergy Mississippi, Inc., Entergy Louisiana, LLC, Entergy 
Gulf States Louisiana, LLC, and System Energy Resources, Inc., 
submitted an application to the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(NRC) for a combined license (COL) for one

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economic simplified boiling water reactor (ESBWR) in accordance with 
the requirements contained in 10 CFR part 52, ``Licenses, 
Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants.'' The 
application references an early site permit (ESP) granted to System 
Energy Resources, Inc. for the Grand Gulf ESP site. The reactor will be 
identified as Grand Gulf Unit 3 and located at the Grand Gulf Nuclear 
Station (GGNS) site in Claiborne County, Mississippi. A notice of 
receipt and availability of this application was previously published 
in the Federal Register (73 FR 14849 on March 19, 2008).
    The NRC staff has determined that Entergy has submitted information 
in accordance with 10 CFR part 2, ``Rules of Practice for Domestic 
Licensing Proceedings and Issuance of Orders,'' and 10 CFR part 52 that 
is acceptable for docketing. The docket number established for this COL 
application is 52-024.
    The NRC staff will perform a detailed technical review of the COL 
application. Docketing of the COL application does not preclude the NRC 
from requesting additional information from the applicant as the review 
proceeds, nor does it predict whether the Commission will grant or deny 
the application. The Commission will conduct a hearing in accordance 
with Subpart L, ``Informal Hearing Procedures for NRC Adjudications,'' 
of 10 CFR part 2 and will receive a report on the COL application from 
the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards in accordance with 10 CFR 
52.87, ``Referral to the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards 
(ACRS).'' If the Commission finds that the COL application meets the 
applicable standards of the Atomic Energy Act and the Commission's 
regulations, and that required notifications to other agencies and 
bodies have been made, the Commission will issue a COL, in the form and 
containing conditions and limitations that the Commission finds 
appropriate and necessary.
    In accordance with 10 CFR part 51, the Commission will also prepare 
an environmental impact statement for the proposed action. Pursuant to 
10 CFR 51.26, and as part of the environmental scoping process, the 
staff intends to hold a public scoping meeting. Detailed information 
regarding this meeting will be included in a future Federal Register 
notice.
    Finally, the Commission will announce in a future Federal Register 
notice the opportunity to petition for leave to intervene in the 
hearing required for this application by 10 CFR 52.85.
    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 20852, and will be accessible electronically through the 
Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Public 
Electronic Reading Room link at the NRC Web site http://www.nrc.gov/
reading-rm/adams.html. The application is also available at http://
www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-licensing/col.html. Persons who do not have 
access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing 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 17th day of April 2008.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Eric R. Oesterle,
Senior Project Manager, ESBWR/ABWR Projects Branch 1, Division of New 
Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors.
[FR Doc. E8-8898 Filed 4-23-08; 8:45 am]
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