Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Zion Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2; Notice of Public Meeting on the Proposed License Transfer and Draft Post Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report, 32363-32364 [E8-12696]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 110 / Friday, June 6, 2008 / Notices requirements pertaining to qualification of certain electrical equipment important to safety. In addition, Criterion III, ‘‘Design Control,’’ of Appendix B, ‘‘Quality Assurance Criteria for Nuclear Power Plants,’’ to 10 CFR Part 50 requires that where a test program is used to verify the adequacy of a specific design feature, it should include suitable qualification testing of a prototype unit under the most severe DBE. This regulatory guide describes a method that the NRC staff considers acceptable for complying with the regulations for qualification of safetyrelated battery chargers and inverters for nuclear power plants. In July 2007, the NRC published a draft of this guide as DG–1148. The public comment period closed on October 2, 2007. The staff’s responses to the public comments are located in the NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) under Accession No. ML080640181. 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E8–12695 Filed 6–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION PWALKER on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Notice of Public Meeting for the Partial Site Release of the Off-Shore Piping for San Onofre Generation Station, Unit 1 release for unrestricted use of the offshore portion of the circulating water system from SONGS Unit 1, and to accept public comments on the proposed action. The proposed release is requested in accordance with NRC regulations at 10 CFR 50.83, Release of Part of a Power Reactor Facility or Site for Unrestricted Use. The public meeting will be held on June 11, 2008, at the Dana Point Marina Inn, 24800 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629. The meeting will convene at 6 p.m. and will continue until 8 p.m., as necessary. The meeting will include: (1) An overview of the NRC review and inspection processes; (2) a presentation of the proposed action; and (3) the opportunity for interested government agencies, organizations, and individuals to provide comments on the SONGS plan. To be considered, comments must be provided either at the transcribed public meeting or in writing. Persons may pre-register to attend or present oral comments at the meeting by contacting Mr. James Shepherd, the NRC Project Manager at 1–800–368– 5642, extension 6712, or by e-mail at James.Shepherd@nrc.gov no later than June 9, 2008. Members of the public may also register to provide oral comments within 15 minutes of the start of the meeting. Individual, oral comments may be limited by the time available, depending on the number of persons who register. If special equipment or accommodations are needed to attend or present information at the public meeting, the need should be brought to Mr. Shepherd’s attention no later than June 9, 2008, to provide the NRC staff adequate notice to determine whether the request can be accommodated. Mr. James Shepherd, Reactor Decommissioning Branch, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Mail Stop T8 F05, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Mr. Shepherd may be contacted at the aforementioned telephone number or email address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 29th day of May, 2008. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The NRC staff will hold a public meeting to discuss the proposed VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:09 Jun 05, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32363 For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Keith 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. E8–12821 Filed 6–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos.: 50–295 and 50–304] Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Zion Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2; Notice of Public Meeting on the Proposed License Transfer and Draft Post Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: Mr. John B. Hickman, Mail Stop T–8F5, Decommissioning and Uranium Recovery Licensing Directorate, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, telephone: (301) 415–3017 or via e-mail: john.hickman@nrc.gov. SUMMARY: The NRC is providing notice that the NRC staff will conduct a meeting to discuss and accept public comments on the Zion Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2 (Zion) proposed license transfer and Zion Solutions (ZS) draft Post Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report (PSDAR) on Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at 7 p.m. in a meeting room at the Illinois Beach Resort and Conference Center, 1 Lake Front Drive, Zion, Illinois (http:// www.ilresorts.com/). Zion began commercial operation in December 1973 for Unit 1, and September 1974 for Unit 2. Unit 1 permanently shut down on February 21, 1997, and Unit 2 permanently shut down on September 19, 1996. All fuel was removed from the reactor and placed in the spent fuel pool on April 27, 1997, for Unit 1 and February 25, 1998, for Unit 2. In accordance with 10 CFR 50.82(a)(1)(i), the licensee certified in a letter dated February 13, 1998, that operations have ceased at Zion. In accordance with 10 CFR 50.82(a)(1)(ii), the licensee certified in a letter dated March 9, 1998, that all fuel had been removed from the Zion reactor vessels FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 32364 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 110 / Friday, June 6, 2008 / Notices PWALKER on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES and committed to maintain them permanently defueled. The NRC acknowledged the certification of permanent cessation of power operation and permanent removal of fuel from the reactor vessels in a letter dated May 4, 1998. Pursuant to 10 CFR 50.82(a)(2), the 10 CFR 50 facility operating licenses for Zion no longer authorize operation of the reactors or emplacement or retention of fuel in the reactor vessels. Also, pursuant to 10 CFR 50.51(b), ‘‘Continuation of license,’’ the facility licenses remain in effect until the NRC notifies the licensee that the licenses have been terminated. On January 25, 2008, Exelon, the Zion licensee, submitted a request for a license transfer. The proposal is to transfer the licensed ownership, management authorities, and decommissioning trust fund of the facility to ZS a subsidiary of Energy Solutions. ZS was formed for the purpose of decommissioning the Zion site. The title to the site real estate and the spent nuclear fuel will remain with Exelon. ZS will construct and transfer the spent fuel to an ISFSI as part of the decommissioning. Following the decommissioning, currently scheduled for 10 years, the license for the spent fuel will be transferred back to Exelon. On March 18, 2008, ZS submitted an amended PSDAR for Zion. The PSDAR represents the ZS plan of activities to become effective if the application for license transfer is approved. The PSDAR describes the planned decommissioning activities, provides a schedule for the planned decommissioning activities, includes a cost estimate for the decommissioning, and assesses the environmental impacts. Further Information The application for license transfer and the draft PSDAR are available for public viewing at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) or electronically through the NRC Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) at accession numbers ML080310521 for the transfer request and ML080840398 for the PSDAR. Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the PDR, located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available records will be accessible electronically from the ADAMS Public Library component on the NRC Web site, http://www.nrc.gov (the Public Electronic Reading Room). 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) VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:09 Jun 05, 2008 Jkt 214001 397–4209, or (301) 415–4737, or by e-mail at pdr.resource@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 2nd day of June 2008. For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Andrew Persinko, Branch Chief, Reactor Decommissioning Branch, 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. E8–12696 Filed 6–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. CP2008–7; Order No. 79] Express Mail International Bilateral/ Multilateral Agreements Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: A new law gives the Postal Service considerable pricing flexibility for competitive products. Pursuant to this authority, the Postal Service has filed two notices with the Commission concerning prices for inbound international Express Mail, which is in the competitive category. The Commission has established a consolidated docket for consideration of these pricing decisions. This will allow interested persons an opportunity to comment. DATES: Comments due June 16, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit documents electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at http:// www.prc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, 202–789–6820 and stephen.sharfman@prc.gov. On May 20, 2008, the Postal Service filed notice, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(3) and 39 CFR 3015.5, of the Governors’ decision establishing prices for competitive products not of general applicability for Inbound Express Mail International (EMS).1 The Postal Service’s filing, docketed as Docket No. CP2008–6, includes supporting material, including the Governors’ Decision, filed under seal. In support of this treatment, the Postal Service asserts that prices negotiated under bilateral/multilateral SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1 Notice of United States Postal Service of Governors’ Decision on Inbound Prices Under Express Mail International (EMS) Bilateral/ Multilateral Agreements, May 20, 2008 (Notice). PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 agreements are highly confidential among postal administrations and that their public disclosure would compromise the Postal Service’s ability to negotiate agreements with other posts. Id. at 1. Concurrently, the Postal Service filed notice, pursuant to 39 CFR 3015.5, of a specific negotiated service agreement covering Inbound EMS prices.2 This filing, docketed as Docket No. CP2008– 7, includes the contract and supporting materials filed under seal. In support, the Postal Service asserts that its ability to negotiate bilateral or multilateral EMS agreements would be compromised if the underlying prices are publicly disclosed. It also states that public disclosure would compromise foreign posts’ ability to negotiate with other posts. Id. The Postal Service filings in these dockets are related. Docket No. CP2008– 6 establishes, in essence, a shell classification, while Docket No. CP2008–7 is a specific agreement negotiated pursuant to the conditions of the shell classification.3 Given this interrelationship, the Commission will consolidate these proceedings for purposes of review.4 In Order No. 43, the Commission issued regulations establishing a modern system of rate regulation, including identifying a list of competitive products. PRC Order No. 43, October 29, 2007, paras. 3061, 4013. Among other things, the Commission determined that each negotiated service agreement would initially be classified as a separate product. The Commission also acknowledged, however, the possibility of grouping functionally equivalent agreements as a single product if they exhibit similar cost and market characteristics. Id. paras. 2177 and 3001. Thus, the EMS agreement filed in Docket No. CP2008–7, representing the first bilateral/ multilateral agreement presented to the Commission, will be classified as a new product. 2 Notice of United States Postal Service of Filing an Agreement for Inbound Express Mail International (EMS) Prices, May 20, 2008 (Pricing Notice). 3 The Postal Service notes that it previously suggested proposed language for inclusion in the draft Mail Classification Schedule (MCS) applicable to Inbound EMS. United States Postal Service Submission of Additional Mail Classification Schedule Information in Response to Order No. 43, November 20, 2007 (November 20 Filing). Its filings entail no changes to the previously proposed language. The draft MCS remains under review. The Commission anticipates providing interested persons an opportunity to comment on the draft MCS in the near future. 4 All future filings in the consolidated docket shall be made under Docket No. CP2008–7. E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 110 (Friday, June 6, 2008)]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos.: 50-295 and 50-304]


Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Zion Nuclear Power Station, Units 
1 and 2; Notice of Public Meeting on the Proposed License Transfer and 
Draft Post Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report

AGENCY: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Mr. John B. Hickman, Mail Stop T-8F5, 
Decommissioning and Uranium Recovery Licensing Directorate, Division of 
Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and 
State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone: (301) 415-
3017 or via e-mail: john.hickman@nrc.gov.
SUMMARY: The NRC is providing notice that the NRC staff will conduct a 
meeting to discuss and accept public comments on the Zion Nuclear Power 
Station, Units 1 and 2 (Zion) proposed license transfer and Zion 
Solutions (ZS) draft Post Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report 
(PSDAR) on Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at 7 p.m. in a meeting room at the 
Illinois Beach Resort and Conference Center, 1 Lake Front Drive, Zion, 
Illinois (http://www.ilresorts.com/).
    Zion began commercial operation in December 1973 for Unit 1, and 
September 1974 for Unit 2. Unit 1 permanently shut down on February 21, 
1997, and Unit 2 permanently shut down on September 19, 1996. All fuel 
was removed from the reactor and placed in the spent fuel pool on April 
27, 1997, for Unit 1 and February 25, 1998, for Unit 2. In accordance 
with 10 CFR 50.82(a)(1)(i), the licensee certified in a letter dated 
February 13, 1998, that operations have ceased at Zion. In accordance 
with 10 CFR 50.82(a)(1)(ii), the licensee certified in a letter dated 
March 9, 1998, that all fuel had been removed from the Zion reactor 
vessels

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and committed to maintain them permanently defueled. The NRC 
acknowledged the certification of permanent cessation of power 
operation and permanent removal of fuel from the reactor vessels in a 
letter dated May 4, 1998. Pursuant to 10 CFR 50.82(a)(2), the 10 CFR 50 
facility operating licenses for Zion no longer authorize operation of 
the reactors or emplacement or retention of fuel in the reactor 
vessels. Also, pursuant to 10 CFR 50.51(b), ``Continuation of 
license,'' the facility licenses remain in effect until the NRC 
notifies the licensee that the licenses have been terminated.
    On January 25, 2008, Exelon, the Zion licensee, submitted a request 
for a license transfer. The proposal is to transfer the licensed 
ownership, management authorities, and decommissioning trust fund of 
the facility to ZS a subsidiary of Energy Solutions. ZS was formed for 
the purpose of decommissioning the Zion site. The title to the site 
real estate and the spent nuclear fuel will remain with Exelon. ZS will 
construct and transfer the spent fuel to an ISFSI as part of the 
decommissioning. Following the decommissioning, currently scheduled for 
10 years, the license for the spent fuel will be transferred back to 
Exelon.
    On March 18, 2008, ZS submitted an amended PSDAR for Zion. The 
PSDAR represents the ZS plan of activities to become effective if the 
application for license transfer is approved. The PSDAR describes the 
planned decommissioning activities, provides a schedule for the planned 
decommissioning activities, includes a cost estimate for the 
decommissioning, and assesses the environmental impacts.

Further Information

    The application for license transfer and the draft PSDAR are 
available for public viewing at the NRC's Public Document Room (PDR) or 
electronically through the NRC Agencywide Documents Access and 
Management System (ADAMS) at accession numbers ML080310521 for the 
transfer request and ML080840398 for the PSDAR. Documents may be 
examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the PDR, located at One White 
Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. 
Publicly available records will be accessible electronically from the 
ADAMS Public Library component on the NRC Web site, http://www.nrc.gov 
(the Public Electronic Reading Room). 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 at 
pdr.resource@nrc.gov.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 2nd day of June 2008.

    For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Andrew Persinko,
Branch Chief, Reactor Decommissioning Branch, Decommissioning and 
Uranium Recovery Licensing Directorate, Division of Waste Management 
and Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and 
Environmental Management Programs.
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