Exelon Nuclear Texas Holdings, LLC; Acceptance for Docketing of an Application for Combined License (Col) for Victoria County Station, Units 1 and 2, 66059-66060 [E8-26461]

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E8–26556 Filed 11–4–08; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 7533–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Numbers 052–031 and 052–032] Exelon Nuclear Texas Holdings, LLC; Acceptance for Docketing of an Application for Combined License (Col) for Victoria County Station, Units 1 and 2 On September 3, 2008, the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, the Commission) received a combined license (COL) application from Exelon Nuclear Texas Holdings, LLC, dated September 2, 2008, filed pursuant to Section 103 of the Atomic Energy Act and Subpart C of Part 52, ‘‘Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants,’’ of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 52). The site location is in Victoria County, Texas and identified as the Victoria County Station, Units 1 and 2. A notice of receipt and availability of this application was previously published in the Federal Register (73 FR 56867 on September 30, 2008). The NRC staff has determined that Exelon Nuclear Texas Holdings, LLC PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66059 has submitted information in accordance with 10 CFR Part 2, ‘‘Rules of Practice for Domestic Licensing Proceedings and Issuance of Orders,’’ and Part 52 that is sufficiently complete and acceptable for docketing. The docket numbers established for this application are 52–031 (Unit 1) and 52– 032 (Unit 2). The NRC staff will perform a detailed technical review of the 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 of 10 CFR Part 2; the notice of hearing and opportunity to intervene will be published at a later date. The Commission will receive a report on the application from the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards in accordance with 10 CFR 52.87. If the Commission finds that the 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. A copy of the application is available for public inspection at the Commission’s Public Document Room located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. The application is also available at http://www.nrc.gov/ reactors/new-reactors/col.html and is accessible electronically from the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at the NRC Web site, http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. (The ADAMS Accession No. for the application cover letter is ML082540469). Persons who do not have access to ADAMS, or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, should contact the NRC Public Document Room staff by telephone at 1–(800)–397–4209, (301)–415–4737 or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 30th day of October 2008. E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 06NON1 66060 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 216 / Thursday, November 6, 2008 / Notices For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Mark E. Tonacci, Senior Project Manager, ESBWR/ABWR Projects Branch 2, Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors. [FR Doc. E8–26461 Filed 11–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 03010576] Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for License Amendment to Byproduct Materials License No. 06–01450–47, for Unrestricted Release of the University of Connecticut’s Noank Marine Research Laboratory Facility in Noank, CT Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Issuance of Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for License Amendment. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Steven R. Courtemanche, Health Physicist, Commercial and R&D Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Region I, 475 Allendale Road; telephone: (610) 337–5075; fax number: (610) 337–5269; or by e-mail: steven.courtemanche@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the issuance of a license amendment to byproduct materials License No. 06– 01450–47. This license is held by the University of Connecticut (the Licensee), for numerous University facilities and campuses located within the State of Connecticut, including its Noank Marine Research Laboratory (the Facility), located in Noank, Connecticut. Issuance of the amendment would authorize release of the Facility for unrestricted use. The Licensee requested this action in a letter dated March 3, 2008. The NRC has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) in support of this proposed action in accordance with the requirements of Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 51 (10 CFR Part 51). Based on the EA, the NRC has concluded that a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is appropriate with respect to the proposed action. The amendment will be issued to the Licensee following the publication of this FONSI and EA in the Federal Register. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:11 Nov 05, 2008 Jkt 217001 II. Environmental Assessment Identification of Proposed Action The proposed action would approve the Licensee’s March 3, 2008, license amendment request, resulting in release of the Facility for unrestricted use. License No. 06–01450–47 was issued on March 21, 1975, pursuant to 10 CFR Part 30 and 70, and has been amended periodically since that time. This license authorized the Licensee to use unsealed forms of byproduct material, sealed sources of byproduct material, and sealed sources of special nuclear material for purposes of conducting research and development activities on laboratory bench tops and in hoods, animal studies, teaching and training of students, calibration of instruments, and irradiation of materials. The Facility is located in a commercial area and consists 8,000 square feet of office space and laboratories. Within the Facility, use of licensed materials was confined to 800 square feet of space in Rooms 201 and 202. On June 8, 1992, the Licensee ceased licensed activities and initiated a survey and decontamination of the Facility. Based on the Licensee’s historical knowledge of the site and the conditions of the Facility, the Licensee determined that only routine decontamination activities, in accordance with their NRCapproved operating radiation safety procedures, were required. The Licensee was not required to submit a decommissioning plan to the NRC because worker cleanup activities and procedures are consistent with those approved for routine operations. The Licensee conducted surveys of the Facility and provided information to the NRC to demonstrate that it meets the criteria in Subpart E of 10 CFR Part 20 for unrestricted release. Need for the Proposed Action The Licensee has ceased conducting licensed activities at the Facility and seeks the unrestricted use of its Facility. Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action The historical review of licensed activities conducted at the Facility shows that such activities involved use of the following radionuclides with halflives greater than 120 days: hydrogen-3 and carbon-14, in unsealed form; and nickel-63, cobalt-60, and radium-226 in sealed form. Prior to performing the final status survey, the Licensee conducted decontamination activities, as necessary, in the areas of the Facility affected by these radionuclides. The Licensee conducted a final status survey PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 on June 8, 1992. This survey covered Rooms 201 and 202 of the Noank Marine Research Laboratory. The final status survey report was attached to the Licensee’s amendment request dated March 3, 2008. The Licensee elected to demonstrate compliance with the radiological criteria for unrestricted release as specified in 10 CFR 20.1402 by using the screening approach described in NUREG–1757, ‘‘Consolidated NMSS Decommissioning Guidance,’’ Volume 2. The Licensee used the radionuclide-specific derived concentration guideline levels (DCGLs), developed there by the NRC, which comply with the dose criterion in 10 CFR 20.1402. These DCGLs define the maximum amount of residual radioactivity on building surfaces, on equipment, on materials, and in soils that will satisfy the NRC requirements in Subpart E of 10 CFR Part 20 for unrestricted release. The Licensee’s final status survey results were below these DCGLs and are in compliance with the As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) requirement of 10 CFR 20.1402. The NRC thus finds that the Licensee’s final status survey results are acceptable. Based on its review, the staff has determined that the affected environment and any environmental impacts associated with the proposed action are bounded by the impacts evaluated by the (Generic Environmental Impact Statement in Support of Rulemaking on Radiological Criteria for License Termination of NRCLicensed Nuclear Facilities( (NUREG– 1496) Volumes 1–3 (ML042310492, ML042320379, and ML042330385). The staff finds there were no significant environmental impacts from the use of radioactive material at the Facility. The NRC staff reviewed the docket file records and the final status survey report to identify any non-radiological hazards that may have impacted the environment surrounding the Facility. No such hazards or impacts to the environment were identified. The NRC has identified no other radiological or non-radiological activities in the area that could result in cumulative environmental impacts. The NRC staff finds that the proposed release of the Facility for unrestricted use is in compliance with 10 CFR 20.1402. Based on its review, the staff considered the impact of the residual radioactivity at the Facility and concluded that the proposed action will not have a significant effect on the quality of the human environment. E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 06NON1

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[Docket Numbers 052-031 and 052-032]


Exelon Nuclear Texas Holdings, LLC; Acceptance for Docketing of 
an Application for Combined License (Col) for Victoria County Station, 
Units 1 and 2

    On September 3, 2008, the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, 
the Commission) received a combined license (COL) application from 
Exelon Nuclear Texas Holdings, LLC, dated September 2, 2008, filed 
pursuant to Section 103 of the Atomic Energy Act and Subpart C of Part 
52, ``Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power 
Plants,'' of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 
52). The site location is in Victoria County, Texas and identified as 
the Victoria County Station, Units 1 and 2. A notice of receipt and 
availability of this application was previously published in the 
Federal Register (73 FR 56867 on September 30, 2008).
    The NRC staff has determined that Exelon Nuclear Texas Holdings, 
LLC has submitted information in accordance with 10 CFR Part 2, ``Rules 
of Practice for Domestic Licensing Proceedings and Issuance of 
Orders,'' and Part 52 that is sufficiently complete and acceptable for 
docketing. The docket numbers established for this application are 52-
031 (Unit 1) and 52-032 (Unit 2).
    The NRC staff will perform a detailed technical review of the 
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 of 10 CFR Part 2; the notice of hearing and opportunity 
to intervene will be published at a later date. The Commission will 
receive a report on the application from the Advisory Committee on 
Reactor Safeguards in accordance with 10 CFR 52.87. If the Commission 
finds that the 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.
    A copy of the application is available for public inspection at the 
Commission's Public Document Room located at One White Flint North, 
11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. The 
application is also available at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-
reactors/col.html and is accessible electronically from the Agencywide 
Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Public Electronic 
Reading Room on the Internet at the NRC Web site, http://www.nrc.gov/
reading-rm/adams.html. (The ADAMS Accession No. for the application 
cover letter is ML082540469). Persons who do not have access to ADAMS, 
or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, 
should contact the NRC Public Document Room staff by telephone at 1-
(800)-397-4209, (301)-415-4737 or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 30th day of October 2008.


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    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Mark E. Tonacci,
Senior Project Manager, ESBWR/ABWR Projects Branch 2, Division of New 
Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors.
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