Dominion Nuclear North Anna, LLC; North Anna Esp Site, Early Site Permit ESP-003; Notice of Consideration of Approval of Transfer of Early Site Permit and Conforming Amendment and Opportunity for a Hearing, 50647-50649 [E8-19836]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 27, 2008 / Notices For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Gregory Trussell, Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services. [FR Doc. E8–19835 Filed 8–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P Issued at Rockville, Maryland, this 21st day of August, 2008. E. Roy Hawkens, Chief Administrative Judge, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel. [FR Doc. E8–19834 Filed 8–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION 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: Florida Power and Light Company (Turkey Point Nuclear Plant Units 3 and 4) sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION This proceeding involves a license amendment request from Florida Power and Light Company that would remove notes associated with License Amendment Nos. 221 and 230 at its Turkey Point Nuclear Plant in MiamiDade County, Florida. In response to a July 29, 2008 Notice of Consideration of Issuance of Amendments to a Facility Operating Licenses, Proposed No Significant Hazards Consideration Determination, and Opportunity for a Hearing (73 FR 43,953, 43,956), a request for hearing has been submitted by Thomas Saporito on behalf of himself and Saporito Energy Consultants. The Board is comprised of the following administrative judges: William J. Froehlich, Chair, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001 Thomas S. Moore, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001 Michael F. Kennedy, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001 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). Jkt 214001 [Docket No. 52–008] Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Reliability and Probabilistic Risk Assessment; Notice of Meeting Florida Power and Light Company; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board 18:52 Aug 26, 2008 Dated: August 20, 2008. Cayetano Santos, Branch Chief, ACRS. [FR Doc. E8–19844 Filed 8–26–08; 8:45 am] NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–250–OLA, 50–251–OLA; ASLBP No. 08–869–03–OLA–BD01] VerDate Aug<31>2005 50647 Dominion Nuclear North Anna, LLC; North Anna Esp Site, Early Site Permit ESP–003; Notice of Consideration of Approval of Transfer of Early Site Permit and Conforming Amendment and Opportunity for a Hearing The ACRS Subcommittee on Reliability and Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) will hold a meeting on September 30, 2008, Room T–2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. The entire meeting will be open to public attendance. The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows: Tuesday, September 30, 2008—8:30 a.m. until the conclusion of business. The Subcommittee will discuss the draft NUREG–1855, ‘‘Guidance on the Treatment of Uncertainties Associated with PRAs in Risk-Informed Decisionmaking.’’ The Subcommittee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) regarding this matter. The Subcommittee 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. Harold J. VanderMolen, (Telephone: 301–415– 6236) 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 8:15 a.m. and 5 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. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (the Commission) is considering the issuance of an order under 10 CFR 52.28, ‘‘Transfer of Early Site Permit,’’ 10 CFR 50.80, ‘‘Transfer of Licenses,’’ and 10 CFR 50.90, ‘‘Application for Amendment of License, Construction Permit, or Early Site Permit,’’ approving the direct transfer of the North Anna ESP Site Early Site Permit (ESP–003) currently held by Dominion Nuclear North Anna LLC (DNNA) as permit holder of ESP– 003. The transfer would be to Virginia Electric and Power Company, doing business as Dominion Virginia Power (DVP), and Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC). The Commission is also considering amending the permit for administrative purposes to reflect the proposed transfer. According to an application for approval filed by DNNA, DVP, and ODEC, DVP and ODEC would become the holders of the Early Site Permit following approval of the proposed permit transfer and would assume all rights, duties, and obligations of ESP– 003. The proposed amendment would delete references to DNNA, reflect DVP and ODEC as the permit holders, and delete certain provisions that are no longer applicable because they applied only to DNNA. Pursuant to 10 CFR 52.28 and 10 CFR 50.80, no Early Site Permit, or any right thereunder, shall be transferred, directly or indirectly, through transfer of control of the ESP to any person, unless the Commission gives its consent in writing. The Commission will approve an application for the direct transfer of an Early Site Permit if the Commission determines that the proposed transferee is qualified to hold the permit and that the transfer is otherwise consistent with applicable provisions of law, regulations and orders issued by the Commission pursuant thereto. PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 50648 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 27, 2008 / Notices Before issuance of the proposed conforming permit amendment, the Commission will have made findings required by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the Commission’s regulations. As provided in 10 CFR 2.1315(b), ‘‘[w]here administrative license amendments are necessary to reflect an approved transfer, such amendments will be included in the order that approves the transfer. Any challenge to the administrative license amendment is limited to the question of whether the license amendment accurately reflects the approved transfer.’’ In light of the generic determination reflected in 10 CFR 2.1315(b), only public comments with respect to whether the amendment accurately reflects the approved transfer are being solicited, notwithstanding the general comment procedures contained in 10 CFR 50.91. Within 20 days from the date of publication of this notice, any person(s) whose interest may be affected by the Commission’s action on the application may request a hearing and intervention via electronic submission through the NRC E-filing system. Requests for a hearing and petitions for leave to intervene should be filed in accordance with the Commission’s rules of practice set forth in Subpart C ‘‘Rules of General Applicability: Hearing Requests, Petitions to Intervene, Availability of Documents, Selection of Specific Hearing Procedures, Presiding Officer Powers, and General Hearing Management for NRC Adjudicatory Hearings,’’ of 10 CFR Part 2. In particular, such requests and petitions must comply with the requirements set forth in 10 CFR 2.309. Untimely requests and petitions may be denied, as provided in 10 CFR 2.309(c)(1), unless good cause for failure to file on time is established. In addition, an untimely request or petition should address the factors that the Commission will also consider, in reviewing untimely requests or petitions, set forth in 10 CFR 2.309(c)(1)(i)–(viii). All documents filed in NRC adjudicatory proceedings, including a request for hearing, a petition for leave to intervene, any motion or other document filed in the proceeding prior to the submission of a request for hearing or petition to intervene, and documents filed by interested governmental entities participating under 10 CFR 2.315(c), must be filed in accordance with the NRC E-Filing rule, which was promulgated by the NRC on August 28, 2007, (72 FR 49139). The EFiling process requires participants to submit and serve all adjudicatory documents over the internet, or in some VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:52 Aug 26, 2008 Jkt 214001 cases to mail copies on electronic storage media. Participants may not submit paper copies of their filings unless they seek an exemption in accordance with the procedures described below. To comply with the procedural requirements of E-Filing, at least five (5) days prior to the filing deadline, the petitioner/requestor must contact the Office of the Secretary by e-mail at HearingDocket@NRC.GOV or by calling (301) 415–1677, to request (1) a digital ID certificate, which allows the participant (or its counsel or representative) to digitally sign documents and access the E-Submittal server for any proceeding in which it is participating; and/or (2) creation of an electronic docket for the proceeding (even in instances in which the petitioner/requestor (or its counsel or representative) already holds an NRCissued digital ID certificate). Each petitioner/requestor will need to download the Workplace Forms ViewerTM to access the Electronic Information Exchange (EIE), a component of the E-Filing system. The Workplace Forms ViewerTM is free and is available at http://www.nrc.gov/sitehelp/e-submittals/install-viewer.html. Information about applying for a digital ID certificate is available on NRC’s public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/ site-help/e-submittals/applycertificates.html. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 good cause for not submitting documents electronically must file an exemption request, 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-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. 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 personal privacy information, such as social security numbers, home addresses, or home phone 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 submissions. The Commission will issue a notice or order granting or denying a hearing request or intervention petition, designating the issues for any hearing that will be held and designating the Presiding Officer. A notice granting a hearing will be published in the Federal E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 27, 2008 / Notices Register and served on the parties to the hearing. Within 30 days from the date of publication of this notice, persons may submit written comments regarding the permit 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 are not subject to the E-Filing rule and 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 may also be sent by e-mail to hearingdocket@nrc.gov. For further details with respect to this permit transfer application, see the application dated April 24, 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. The accession number for the application is ML081210412. 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 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 21st day of August 2008. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Thomas A. Kevern, Senior Project Manager, ESBWR/ABWR Projects Branch 1, Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors. [FR Doc. E8–19836 Filed 8–26–08; 8:45 am] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 7590–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:52 Aug 26, 2008 Jkt 214001 analysis of the issue of no significant hazards consideration, which is presented below: NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–247] Notice of Consideration of Issuance of Amendment to Facility Operating License, Proposed No Significant Hazards Consideration Determination, and Opportunity for a Hearing The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is considering issuance of an amendment to Facility Operating License No. DPR–26, issued to Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (Entergy or the licensee), for operation of the Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit No. 2 (IP2) located in Westchester County, New York. The proposed amendment would change Technical Specification (TS) 3.8.1, Required Action A.4, to allow a one time extension to the completion time for the loss of one offsite power circuit from 72 hours to 144 hours to support replacement of one of the station auxiliary transformer (SAT) cooling oil pumps. This condition is exigent for IP2, as the cooling pump failure was not anticipated and the maintenance is considered to be urgent. The licensee estimated that the cooling oil pump replacement would take about 60 hours, which leaves little to no margin to the current 72-hour completion time. Circumstances such as delays in removal of old pump or installation of new pump, or additional work activities identified when old pump is removed, or anomalies detected during testing of the new pump while in place, may require some extension of the scheduled work. Before issuance of the proposed license amendment, the Commission will have made findings required by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act) and the Commission’s regulations. Pursuant to 10 CFR 50.91(a)(6) for amendments to be granted under exigent circumstances, the NRC staff must determine that the amendment request involves no significant hazards consideration. Under the Commission’s regulations in 10 CFR 50.92, this means that operation of the facility in accordance with the proposed amendment would not (1) Involve a significant increase in the probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated; or (2) create the possibility of a new or different kind of accident from any accident previously evaluated; or (3) involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety. As required by 10 CFR 50.91(a), the licensee has provided its PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50649 1. Does the proposed change involve a significant increase in the probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated? Response: No. The proposed change will revise the completion time for the loss of one offsite power source from 72 hours to 144 hours. The proposed one time extension of the completion time for the loss of one offsite power circuit does not significantly increase the probability of an accident previously evaluated. The Station Auxiliary Transformer (SAT) is not the initiator of previously evaluated accidents involving a loss of offsite power. The proposed one time extension to the completion time for loss of offsite power will not significantly increase the consequences of an accident previously evaluated. The Technical Specifications continue to require equipment needed to power the 480 V buses that will power safety related equipment necessary to perform any required safety function. The one time extension of the completion time by 72 hours does not affect the design of the SAT, the interface of the SAT with other plant systems, the operating characteristics of the SAT or the reliability of the SAT. Therefore, the proposed change does not involve significant increase in the probability or consequences of previously evaluated accidents. 2. Does the proposed change create the possibility of a new or different kind of accident from any accident previously evaluated? Response: No. The proposed change will only affect the time allowed to restore the operability of the offsite power source through the SAT. The proposed changes do not affect the design, configuration or operation of the plant. There are no changes to the SAT or the supporting systems operating characteristics or conditions. Therefore, there are no potential new system interactions or failures that could create the possibility of a new or different kind of accident from any accident previously evaluated. The plant remains analyzed for a total loss of offsite power. 3. Does the proposed change involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety? Response: No. The proposed change will revise the completion time for an offsite AC power circuit but does not affect the Limiting Conditions for Operation used to establish the margin of safety. The increase in the completion time increases the period when the plant may be operating with one offsite power source. The margin of safety is maintained by maintaining the ability to safely shut the plant down and remove residual heat. Actions will be taken to perform work during periods of lower risk to grid stability and to provide assurance that required equipment is kept operable and provided with a backup onsite power source in addition to the normal sources. The proposed change does not involve a significant reduction in the margin of safety. The NRC staff has reviewed the licensee’s analysis and, based on this E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 52-008]


Dominion Nuclear North Anna, LLC; North Anna Esp Site, Early Site 
Permit ESP-003; Notice of Consideration of Approval of Transfer of 
Early Site Permit and Conforming Amendment and Opportunity for a 
Hearing

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (the Commission) is 
considering the issuance of an order under 10 CFR 52.28, ``Transfer of 
Early Site Permit,'' 10 CFR 50.80, ``Transfer of Licenses,'' and 10 CFR 
50.90, ``Application for Amendment of License, Construction Permit, or 
Early Site Permit,'' approving the direct transfer of the North Anna 
ESP Site Early Site Permit (ESP-003) currently held by Dominion Nuclear 
North Anna LLC (DNNA) as permit holder of ESP-003. The transfer would 
be to Virginia Electric and Power Company, doing business as Dominion 
Virginia Power (DVP), and Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC). The 
Commission is also considering amending the permit for administrative 
purposes to reflect the proposed transfer.
    According to an application for approval filed by DNNA, DVP, and 
ODEC, DVP and ODEC would become the holders of the Early Site Permit 
following approval of the proposed permit transfer and would assume all 
rights, duties, and obligations of ESP-003.
    The proposed amendment would delete references to DNNA, reflect DVP 
and ODEC as the permit holders, and delete certain provisions that are 
no longer applicable because they applied only to DNNA.
    Pursuant to 10 CFR 52.28 and 10 CFR 50.80, no Early Site Permit, or 
any right thereunder, shall be transferred, directly or indirectly, 
through transfer of control of the ESP to any person, unless the 
Commission gives its consent in writing. The Commission will approve an 
application for the direct transfer of an Early Site Permit if the 
Commission determines that the proposed transferee is qualified to hold 
the permit and that the transfer is otherwise consistent with 
applicable provisions of law, regulations and orders issued by the 
Commission pursuant thereto.

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    Before issuance of the proposed conforming permit amendment, the 
Commission will have made findings required by the Atomic Energy Act of 
1954, as amended (the Act), and the Commission's regulations.
    As provided in 10 CFR 2.1315(b), ``[w]here administrative license 
amendments are necessary to reflect an approved transfer, such 
amendments will be included in the order that approves the transfer. 
Any challenge to the administrative license amendment is limited to the 
question of whether the license amendment accurately reflects the 
approved transfer.'' In light of the generic determination reflected in 
10 CFR 2.1315(b), only public comments with respect to whether the 
amendment accurately reflects the approved transfer are being 
solicited, notwithstanding the general comment procedures contained in 
10 CFR 50.91.
    Within 20 days from the date of publication of this notice, any 
person(s) whose interest may be affected by the Commission's action on 
the application may request a hearing and intervention via electronic 
submission through the NRC E-filing system. Requests for a hearing and 
petitions for leave to intervene should be filed in accordance with the 
Commission's rules of practice set forth in Subpart C ``Rules of 
General Applicability: Hearing Requests, Petitions to Intervene, 
Availability of Documents, Selection of Specific Hearing Procedures, 
Presiding Officer Powers, and General Hearing Management for NRC 
Adjudicatory Hearings,'' of 10 CFR Part 2. In particular, such requests 
and petitions must comply with the requirements set forth in 10 CFR 
2.309. Untimely requests and petitions may be denied, as provided in 10 
CFR 2.309(c)(1), unless good cause for failure to file on time is 
established. In addition, an untimely request or petition should 
address the factors that the Commission will also consider, in 
reviewing untimely requests or petitions, set forth in 10 CFR 
2.309(c)(1)(i)-(viii).
    All documents filed in NRC adjudicatory proceedings, including a 
request for hearing, a petition for leave to intervene, any motion or 
other document filed in the proceeding prior to the submission of a 
request for hearing or petition to intervene, and documents filed by 
interested governmental entities participating under 10 CFR 2.315(c), 
must be filed in accordance with the NRC E-Filing rule, which was 
promulgated by the NRC on August 28, 2007, (72 FR 49139). The E-Filing 
process requires participants to submit and serve all adjudicatory 
documents over the internet, or in some cases to mail copies on 
electronic storage media. Participants may not submit paper copies of 
their filings unless they seek an exemption in accordance with the 
procedures described below.
    To comply with the procedural requirements of E-Filing, at least 
five (5) days prior to the filing deadline, the petitioner/requestor 
must contact the Office of the Secretary by e-mail at 
HearingDocket@NRC.GOV or by calling (301) 415-1677, to request (1) a 
digital ID certificate, which allows the participant (or its counsel or 
representative) to digitally sign documents and access the E-Submittal 
server for any proceeding in which it is participating; and/or (2) 
creation of an electronic docket for the proceeding (even in instances 
in which the petitioner/requestor (or its counsel or representative) 
already holds an NRC-issued digital ID certificate). Each petitioner/
requestor will need to download the Workplace Forms ViewerTM 
to access the Electronic Information Exchange (EIE), a component of the 
E-Filing system. The Workplace Forms ViewerTM is free and is 
available at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals/install-
viewer.html. Information about applying for a digital ID certificate is 
available on NRC's public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-
submittals/apply-certificates.html.
    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/e-submittals.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/e-submittals.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 good cause for not 
submitting documents electronically must file an exemption request, 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-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.
    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 personal 
privacy information, such as social security numbers, home addresses, 
or home phone 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 submissions.
    The Commission will issue a notice or order granting or denying a 
hearing request or intervention petition, designating the issues for 
any hearing that will be held and designating the Presiding Officer. A 
notice granting a hearing will be published in the Federal

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Register and served on the parties to the hearing.
    Within 30 days from the date of publication of this notice, persons 
may submit written comments regarding the permit 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 are not 
subject to the E-Filing rule and 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 may also be sent by e-mail to hearingdocket@nrc.gov.
    For further details with respect to this permit transfer 
application, see the application dated April 24, 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. The accession number for the 
application is ML081210412. 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 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 21st day of August 2008.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Thomas A. Kevern,
Senior Project Manager, ESBWR/ABWR Projects Branch 1, Division of New 
Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors.
[FR Doc. E8-19836 Filed 8-26-08; 8:45 am]
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