Dominion Virginia Power; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board, 29541-29542 [E8-11339]

Download as PDF cprice-sewell on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 21, 2008 / Notices Once a petitioner/requestor has obtained a digital ID certificate, had a docket created, and downloaded the EIE viewer, it can then submit a request for hearing or petition for leave to intervene. Submissions should be in Portable Document Format (PDF) in accordance with NRC guidance available on the NRC public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/esubmittals.html. A filing is considered complete at the time the filer submits its documents through EIE. To be timely, an electronic filing must be submitted to the EIE system no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Upon receipt of a transmission, the E-Filing system time-stamps the document and sends the submitter an e-mail notice confirming receipt of the document. The EIE system also distributes an e-mail notice that provides access to the document to the NRC Office of the General Counsel and any others who have advised the Office of the Secretary that they wish to participate in the proceeding, so that the filer need not serve the documents on those participants separately. Therefore, applicants and other participants (or their counsel or representative) must apply for and receive a digital ID certificate before a hearing request/ petition to intervene is filed so that they can obtain access to the document via the E-Filing system. A person filing electronically may seek assistance through the ‘‘Contact Us’’ link located on the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/esubmittals.html or by calling the NRC technical help line, which is available between 8:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. The help line number is (800) 397–4209 or locally, (301) 415–4737. Participants who believe that they have a good cause for not submitting documents electronically must file a motion, in accordance with 10 CFR 2.302(g), with their initial paper filing requesting authorization to continue to submit documents in paper format. Such filings must be submitted by: (1) First class mail addressed to the Office of the Secretary of the Commission, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, Attention: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff; or (2) courier, express mail, or expedited delivery service to the Office of the Secretary, Sixteenth Floor, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852, Attention: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff. Participants filing a document in this manner are responsible for serving the document on all other participants. Filing is considered complete by first- VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:18 May 20, 2008 Jkt 214001 class mail as of the time of deposit in the mail, or by courier, express mail, or expedited delivery service upon depositing the document with the provider of the service. Non-timely requests and/or petitions and contentions will not be entertained absent a determination by the Commission, the presiding officer, or the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board that the petition and/or request should be granted and/or the contentions should be admitted based on a balancing of the factors specified in 10 CFR 2.309(c)(1)(i)–(viii). To be timely, filings must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Documents submitted in adjudicatory proceedings will appear in NRC’s electronic hearing docket which is available to the public at http:// ehd.nrc.gov/EHD_Proceeding/home.asp, unless excluded pursuant to an order of the Commission, an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board, or a Presiding Officer. Participants are requested not to include social security numbers in their filings. With respect to copyrighted works, except for limited excerpts that serve the purpose of the adjudicatory filings and would constitute a Fair Use application, participants are requested not to include copyrighted materials in their submission. The formal requirements for documents contained in 10 CFR 2.304(c)–(e) must be met. If the NRC grants an electronic document exemption in accordance with 10 CFR 2.302(g)(3)), then the requirements for paper documents, set forth in 10 CFR 2.304(b) must be met. As indicated below, pursuant to 10 CFR 2.310(g), any hearing would be subject to the procedures set forth in 10 CFR part 2, subpart M. III. Opportunity To Provide Written Comments Within 30 days from the date of publication of this notice, persons may submit written comments regarding the license transfer application, as provided for in 10 CFR 2.1305. The Commission will consider and, if appropriate, respond to these comments, but such comments will not otherwise constitute part of the decisional record. Comments should be submitted to the Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, Attention: Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff, and should cite the publication date and page number of this Federal Register notice. Comments received after 30 days will be considered if practicable to do so, but only those comments received PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29541 on or before the due date can be assured consideration. For further details with respect to this license transfer application, see the application dated January 25, 2008, available for public inspection at the Commission’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 Agency-Wide Documents Access and Management System’s (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at the NRC 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 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 9th day of May 2008. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Keith I. McConnell, Deputy Director, Decommissioning and Uranium Recovery Licensing Directorate Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs. [FR Doc. E8–11353 Filed 5–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 52–017–COL; ASLBP No. 08– 863–01–COL–BD01] Dominion Virginia Power; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Pursuant to delegation by the Commission dated December 29, 1972, published in the Federal Register, 37 FR 28,710 (1972), and the Commission’s regulations, see 10 CFR 2.104, 2.300, 2.303, 2.309, 2.311, 2.318, and 2.321, notice is hereby given that an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (Board) is being established to preside over the following proceeding: Dominion Virginia Power (North Anna Nuclear Power Station Unit 3) This proceeding concerns (1) a Petition to Intervene and Request for Hearing submitted by the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League and the People’s Alliance for Clean Energy, and (2) a Request of the North Carolina Utilities Commission for an Opportunity E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1 29542 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 21, 2008 / Notices to Participate in any Hearing, both of which were submitted in response to a March 10, 2008, Notice of Hearing and Opportunity to Petition for Leave to Intervene on a Combined License for North Anna Unit 3 (73 FR 12,760), and an April 18, 2008, Supplement to Notice of Hearing and Opportunity to Petition for Leave to Intervene on a Combined License for North Anna Unit 3 (73 FR 21,162). The Petition to Intervene and Request for Hearing challenges the application filed by Dominion Virginia Power pursuant to Subpart C of 10 CFR Part 52 for a combined license for North Anna Unit 3, which would be located at the North Anna Power Station in Louisa County, Virginia. The Board is comprised of the following administrative judges: Ronald M. Spritzer, Chair, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001 Dr. Richard F. Cole, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001 Dr. Alice C. Mignerey, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001 Additionally, during the contention admissibility phase of this proceeding, Administrative Judge Alan S. Rosenthal shall function as the Board’s Special Assistant pursuant to 10 CFR 2.322(a)(3). All correspondence, documents, and other materials shall be filed in accordance with the NRC E–Filing rule, which the NRC promulgated in August 2007 (72 FR 49,139). Issued at Rockville, Maryland, this 15th day of May 2008. E. Roy Hawkens, Chief Administrative Judge, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel. [FR Doc. E8–11339 Filed 5–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION cprice-sewell on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES [Docket No. 72–63; EA–08–144] In the Matter of: FPL Energy Seabrook, LLC Seabrook Station; Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation Order Modifying License (Effective Immediately) U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Issuance of Order for Implementation of Additional Security Measures and Fingerprinting for Unescorted Access to Seabrook Station AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:18 May 20, 2008 Jkt 214001 Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Kevin M. Witt, Project Manager, Rules, Inspections and Operations Branch, Division of Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards (NMSS), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Rockville, MD 20852. Telephone: (301) 492–3323; fax number: (301) 492– 3348; e-mail: Kevin.Witt@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction Pursuant to 10 CFR 2.106, NRC (or the Commission) is providing notice, in the matter of Seabrook Station Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) Order Modifying License (Effective Immediately). II. Further Information I NRC has issued a general license to FPL Energy Seabrook, LLC (FPL) authorizing the operation of an ISFSI, in accordance with the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) part 72. This Order is being issued to FPL, which has identified near-term plans to store spent fuel in an ISFSI under the general license provisions of 10 CFR part 72. The Commission’s regulations at 10 CFR 72.212(b)(5) and 10 CFR 73.55(h)(1) require FPL to maintain safeguards and contingency plan procedures to respond to threats of radiological sabotage and to protect the spent fuel against the threat of radiological sabotage, in accordance with 10 CFR part 73, appendix C. Specific safeguards requirements are contained in 10 CFR 73.51 or 73.55, as applicable. Inasmuch as an insider has an opportunity equal to, or greater than, any other person, to commit radiological sabotage, the Commission has determined these measures to be prudent. Comparable Orders have been issued to all licensees that currently store spent fuel, or have identified nearterm plans to store spent fuel, in an ISFSI. II On September 11, 2001, terrorists simultaneously attacked targets in New York, NY, and Washington, DC, using large commercial aircraft as weapons. In response to the attacks and intelligence information subsequently obtained, the Commission issued a number of Safeguards and Threat Advisories to its licensees, to strengthen licensees’ PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 capabilities and readiness to respond to a potential attack on a nuclear facility. On October 16, 2002, the Commission issued Orders to the licensees of operating ISFSIs, to place the actions taken in response to the Advisories into the established regulatory framework, and to implement additional security enhancements that emerged from NRC’s ongoing comprehensive review. The Commission has also communicated with other Federal, State, and local government agencies and industry representatives to discuss and evaluate the current threat environment, to assess the adequacy of security measures at licensed facilities. In addition, the Commission has conducted a comprehensive review of its safeguards and security programs and requirements. As a result of its consideration of current safeguards and security requirements, as well as a review of information provided by the intelligence community, the Commission has determined that certain additional security measures (ASMs) are required to address the current threat environment, in a consistent manner, throughout the nuclear ISFSI community. Therefore, the Commission is imposing requirements, as set forth in Attachments 1 and 2 of this Order, on all licensees of these facilities. These requirements, which supplement existing regulatory requirements, will provide the Commission with reasonable assurance that the public health and safety and common defense and security continue to be adequately protected in the current threat environment. These requirements will remain in effect until the Commission determines otherwise. The Commission recognizes that FPL may have already initiated many of the measures set forth in Attachments 1 and 2 to this Order, in response to previously issued advisories, or on their own. It also recognizes that some measures may not be possible nor necessary at some sites, or may need to be tailored to accommodate the specific circumstances existing at FPL’s facility, to achieve the intended objectives and avoid any unforeseen effect on the safe storage of spent fuel. Although the ASMs already implemented by licensees in response to the Safeguards and Threat Advisories have been sufficient to provide reasonable assurance of adequate protection of public health and safety, the Commission concludes that these actions must be supplemented further because the current threat environment continues to persist. Therefore, it is appropriate to require certain ASMs, E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 99 (Wednesday, May 21, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29541-29542]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 52-017-COL; ASLBP No. 08-863-01-COL-BD01]


Dominion Virginia Power; Establishment of Atomic Safety and 
Licensing Board

    Pursuant to delegation by the Commission dated December 29, 1972, 
published in the Federal Register, 37 FR 28,710 (1972), and the 
Commission's regulations, see 10 CFR 2.104, 2.300, 2.303, 2.309, 2.311, 
2.318, and 2.321, notice is hereby given that an Atomic Safety and 
Licensing Board (Board) is being established to preside over the 
following proceeding:

Dominion Virginia Power

(North Anna Nuclear Power Station Unit 3)

    This proceeding concerns (1) a Petition to Intervene and Request 
for Hearing submitted by the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League 
and the People's Alliance for Clean Energy, and (2) a Request of the 
North Carolina Utilities Commission for an Opportunity

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to Participate in any Hearing, both of which were submitted in response 
to a March 10, 2008, Notice of Hearing and Opportunity to Petition for 
Leave to Intervene on a Combined License for North Anna Unit 3 (73 FR 
12,760), and an April 18, 2008, Supplement to Notice of Hearing and 
Opportunity to Petition for Leave to Intervene on a Combined License 
for North Anna Unit 3 (73 FR 21,162). The Petition to Intervene and 
Request for Hearing challenges the application filed by Dominion 
Virginia Power pursuant to Subpart C of 10 CFR Part 52 for a combined 
license for North Anna Unit 3, which would be located at the North Anna 
Power Station in Louisa County, Virginia.
    The Board is comprised of the following administrative judges:

Ronald M. Spritzer, Chair, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Dr. Richard F. Cole, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Dr. Alice C. Mignerey, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001

    Additionally, during the contention admissibility phase of this 
proceeding, Administrative Judge Alan S. Rosenthal shall function as 
the Board's Special Assistant pursuant to 10 CFR 2.322(a)(3).
    All correspondence, documents, and other materials shall be filed 
in accordance with the NRC E-Filing rule, which the NRC promulgated in 
August 2007 (72 FR 49,139).

    Issued at Rockville, Maryland, this 15th day of May 2008.
E. Roy Hawkens,
Chief Administrative Judge, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel.
 [FR Doc. E8-11339 Filed 5-20-08; 8:45 am]
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