Notice of Docketing and Issuance of Amendment to Materials License SNM-2514; Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Humboldt Bay Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation, 47245-47246 [E8-18702]

Download as PDF ebenthall on PRODPC60 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 13, 2008 / Notices number. The NRC published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period on this information collection on March 17, 2008. No comments were received. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Revision. 2. The title of the information collection: 48 CFR 20, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Acquisition Regulation (NRCAR). 3. The form number if applicable: N/A. 4. How often the collection is required: On occasion; one time. 5. Who will be required or asked to report: Potential contractors. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 3,837 responses (3,482 responses + 355 recordkeepers). 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: There are 355 potential contractors who could respond to NRC solicitations. 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: There is both a reporting and recordkeeping burden associated with this collection. The NRC estimates there will be 3,482 report submissions amounting to 25,462 burden hours annually. The annual recordkeeping burden is estimated to be 633 hours for 65 respondents. This amounts to an overall annual burden of 26,095 hours. 9. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Public Law 104–13 applies: N/A. 10. Abstract: The mandatory requirements of the NRCAR implement and supplement the government-wide Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and ensure that the regulations governing the procurement of goods and services within the NRC satisfy the particular needs of the agency. Because of differing statutory authorities among Federal agencies, the FAR authorizes agencies to issue regulations to implement FAR policies and procedures internally and to include additional policies and procedures, solicitation provisions or contract clauses to satisfy the specific need of the agency. A copy of the final supporting statement may be viewed free of charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O–1 F21, Rockville, MD 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC World Wide Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/ doc-comment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:38 Aug 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 below by September 12, 2008. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given to comments received after this date. Nathan J. Frey, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150–0169), NEOB–10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be e-mailed to Nathan_J._Frey@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at (202) 395– 7345. The NRC Clearance Officer is Russell Nichols, (301) 415–6874. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 6th day of August, 2008. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Gregory Trussell, Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services. [FR Doc. E8–18703 Filed 8–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 72–27] Notice of Docketing and Issuance of Amendment to Materials License SNM– 2514; Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Humboldt Bay Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of Issuance of Amendment to Materials License SNM– 2514. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James R. Hall, Senior Project Manager, Division of Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, Mail Stop EBB–3D–02M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Telephone: (301) 492– 3319; e-mail: randy.hall@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 17, 2005, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) issued NRC Materials License No. SNM–2514 to the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for the Humboldt Bay Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI), located in Humboldt County, California. The license authorizes PG&E to receive, possess, store, and transfer spent nuclear fuel and associated radioactive materials resulting from the operation of the Humboldt Bay Power Plant in an ISFSI at the power plant site for a term of 20 years. The NRC staff also issued an Environmental Assessment and PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47245 Finding of No Significant Impact related to the issuance of the initial ISFSI license on November 16, 2005, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, and in conformance with the applicable requirements of 10 CFR part 51. On March 5, 2008, PG&E submitted an application to NRC, in accordance with 10 CFR Part 72, requesting an amendment to NRC Materials License No. SNM–2514. PG&E’s license amendment request proposes to revise the minimum initial fuel enrichment limit identified in the Technical Specifications (TS), so that all of the fuel assemblies currently stored in the plant’s spent fuel pool may be transferred and stored in the ISFSI, as intended. Specifically, PG&E identified a discrepancy in the minimum initial fuel enrichment limit listed in TS Table 2.1–1, ‘‘MPC–HB–HB Fuel Assembly Limits,’’ during its documentation verification review in preparation for loading spent fuel into dry storage casks at the ISFSI. The current license allows PG&E to store in the ISFSI spent fuel assemblies that have a minimum initial fuel enrichment of 2.09 wt-percent Uranium 235 (U-235). Humboldt Bay, however, has some spent fuel assemblies that have an initial fuel enrichment of 2.08 wt-percent U-235. NRC approval of the proposed change is required so that PG&E can store those fuel assemblies with an initial enrichment of 2.08 wt-percent U-235 in the Humboldt Bay ISFSI. Pursuant to 10 CFR 72.46, the NRC has docketed, approved and issued Amendment No. 1 to Materials License No. SNM–2514 held by PG&E for the receipt, possession, transfer, and storage of spent fuel at the Humboldt Bay ISFSI. Amendment No. 1 authorizes the storage of spent fuel assemblies with an initial enrichment of 2.08 wt-percent U235 in the Humboldt Bay ISFSI. Amendment No. 1 is effective as of the date of issuance. Amendment No. 1 complies with the standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the Commission’s rules and regulations. The Commission has made appropriate findings, as required by the Act and the Commission’s rules and regulations in 10 CFR Chapter I, which are set forth Amendment No. 1. The issuance of Amendment No. 1 satisfied the criteria specified in 10 CFR 51.22(c)(11) for a categorical exclusion. Thus, the preparation of an environmental assessment or an environmental impact statement is not required. In accordance with 10 CFR 72.46(b)(2), the NRC has determined E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1 47246 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 13, 2008 / Notices that Amendment No. 1 does not present a genuine issue as to whether public health and safety will be significantly affected. Therefore, the publication of a notice of proposed action and an opportunity for hearing or a notice of hearing is not warranted. Notice is hereby given of the right of interested persons to request a hearing on whether the action should be rescinded or modified. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. James R. Hall, Senior Project Manager, Licensing Branch, Division of Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. E8–18702 Filed 8–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET Further Information For further details with respect to this action, see the application dated March 5, 2008, and Amendment No. 1, which are available electronically, at NRC’s Electronic Reading Room, at: http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this site, you can access NRC’s Agencywide Document Access and Management System (ADAMS), which provides text and image files of NRC’s public documents. The ADAMS accession number for the application is ML080710491 and the ADAMS accession number for Amendment No. 1 is ML082030222. If you do not have access to ADAMS, or if there are problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) Reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by e-mail to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. These documents may also be viewed electronically on the public computers located at NRC’s PDR, O1–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 August, 2008. Financial Reporting for Grants and Cooperative Agreements: Federal Financial Report (FFR) Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget. ACTION: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request. AGENCY: Title: Federal Financial Report (FFR). OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Office of Management and Budget is consolidating and replacing four existing financial reporting forms (SF– 269, SF–269A, SF–272, and SF–272A) with a single Federal Financial Report (FFR). The purpose of the FFR is to give recipients of grants and cooperative agreements a standard format for reporting the financial status of their grants and cooperative agreements (hereby referred to collectively as awards). Federal awarding agencies developed the FFR as part of their implementation of the Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act of 1999 (Pub. L. 106–107). Respondents: Federal Grants making agencies and their grantees. Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by going to OMB’s main Web page at http://www.OMB.gov and clicking on the ‘‘Grants Management,’’ then ‘‘Forms’’ then Proposed Government- Wide Standard Grants Reporting Forms links. OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 202–395–7316/Fax: 202–395–6974 (these are not toll-free numbers), E-mail: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register. Please include ‘‘FFR comments’’ in the subject line of the e-mail message; please also include the full body of your comments in the text of the message and as an attachment. Include your name, title, organization, postal address, telephone number, and e-mail address in your message. I. Comments and Responses on December 7, 2007 Federal Register Notice The December 7, 2007 announcement in the Federal Register [72 FR 69236] generated comments from Federal agencies and some grantees. These comments and responses to them can be found on the OMB Proposed Forms Web site at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/ grants/grants_standard_report_ forms.html. II. Burden Estimate Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,200,000. Estimated Cost: There is no expected cost to the respondents or to OMB. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Federal Financial Report (FFR) ....................................................................... Federal Financial Report (FFR) Attachment ................................................... ebenthall on PRODPC60 with NOTICES III. Summary of Actions The FFR provides a standard format from which agencies can determine data elements that recipients must complete to report on the cash management and financial status of single or multiple awards. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 157 (Wednesday, August 13, 2008)]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 72-27]


Notice of Docketing and Issuance of Amendment to Materials 
License SNM-2514; Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Humboldt Bay 
Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Issuance of Amendment to Materials License SNM-2514.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James R. Hall, Senior Project Manager, 
Division of Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, Mail Stop EBB-3D-02M, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Telephone: (301) 492-
3319; e-mail: randy.hall@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 17, 2005, the U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) issued NRC Materials 
License No. SNM-2514 to the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for 
the Humboldt Bay Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI), 
located in Humboldt County, California. The license authorizes PG&E to 
receive, possess, store, and transfer spent nuclear fuel and associated 
radioactive materials resulting from the operation of the Humboldt Bay 
Power Plant in an ISFSI at the power plant site for a term of 20 years. 
The NRC staff also issued an Environmental Assessment and Finding of No 
Significant Impact related to the issuance of the initial ISFSI license 
on November 16, 2005, in accordance with the National Environmental 
Policy Act, and in conformance with the applicable requirements of 10 
CFR part 51.
    On March 5, 2008, PG&E submitted an application to NRC, in 
accordance with 10 CFR Part 72, requesting an amendment to NRC 
Materials License No. SNM-2514. PG&E's license amendment request 
proposes to revise the minimum initial fuel enrichment limit identified 
in the Technical Specifications (TS), so that all of the fuel 
assemblies currently stored in the plant's spent fuel pool may be 
transferred and stored in the ISFSI, as intended. Specifically, PG&E 
identified a discrepancy in the minimum initial fuel enrichment limit 
listed in TS Table 2.1-1, ``MPC-HB-HB Fuel Assembly Limits,'' during 
its documentation verification review in preparation for loading spent 
fuel into dry storage casks at the ISFSI. The current license allows 
PG&E to store in the ISFSI spent fuel assemblies that have a minimum 
initial fuel enrichment of 2.09 wt-percent Uranium 235 (U-235). 
Humboldt Bay, however, has some spent fuel assemblies that have an 
initial fuel enrichment of 2.08 wt-percent U-235. NRC approval of the 
proposed change is required so that PG&E can store those fuel 
assemblies with an initial enrichment of 2.08 wt-percent U-235 in the 
Humboldt Bay ISFSI.
    Pursuant to 10 CFR 72.46, the NRC has docketed, approved and issued 
Amendment No. 1 to Materials License No. SNM-2514 held by PG&E for the 
receipt, possession, transfer, and storage of spent fuel at the 
Humboldt Bay ISFSI. Amendment No. 1 authorizes the storage of spent 
fuel assemblies with an initial enrichment of 2.08 wt-percent U-235 in 
the Humboldt Bay ISFSI. Amendment No. 1 is effective as of the date of 
issuance.
    Amendment No. 1 complies with the standards and requirements of the 
Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the Commission's 
rules and regulations. The Commission has made appropriate findings, as 
required by the Act and the Commission's rules and regulations in 10 
CFR Chapter I, which are set forth Amendment No. 1. The issuance of 
Amendment No. 1 satisfied the criteria specified in 10 CFR 51.22(c)(11) 
for a categorical exclusion. Thus, the preparation of an environmental 
assessment or an environmental impact statement is not required.
    In accordance with 10 CFR 72.46(b)(2), the NRC has determined

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that Amendment No. 1 does not present a genuine issue as to whether 
public health and safety will be significantly affected. Therefore, the 
publication of a notice of proposed action and an opportunity for 
hearing or a notice of hearing is not warranted. Notice is hereby given 
of the right of interested persons to request a hearing on whether the 
action should be rescinded or modified.

Further Information

    For further details with respect to this action, see the 
application dated March 5, 2008, and Amendment No. 1, which are 
available electronically, at NRC's Electronic Reading Room, at: http://
www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this site, you can access NRC's 
Agencywide Document Access and Management System (ADAMS), which 
provides text and image files of NRC's public documents. The ADAMS 
accession number for the application is ML080710491 and the ADAMS 
accession number for Amendment No. 1 is ML082030222. If you do not have 
access to ADAMS, or if there are problems in accessing the documents 
located in ADAMS, contact NRC's Public Document Room (PDR) Reference 
staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by e-mail to 
pdr.resource@nrc.gov.
    These documents may also be viewed electronically on the public 
computers located at NRC's PDR, O1-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 August, 2008.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
James R. Hall,
Senior Project Manager, Licensing Branch, Division of Spent Fuel 
Storage and Transportation, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and 
Safeguards.
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