Entergy Operations, Inc., et al.; Acceptance for Docketing of an Application for Combined License (COL) for River Bend, Unit 3, 75141 [E8-29185]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 10, 2008 / Notices NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 52–036] mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Entergy Operations, Inc., et al.; Acceptance for Docketing of an Application for Combined License (COL) for River Bend, Unit 3 On September 25, 2008, Entergy Operations, Incorporated, on behalf of itself and Entergy Mississippi, Incorporated, Entergy Louisiana, LLC, and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC filed with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, the Commission) pursuant to Section 103 of the Atomic Energy Act and Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 52, ‘‘Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants,’’ an application for a combined license (COL) for an economic simplified boiling water reactor (ESBWR) nuclear power plant, to be located in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. The reactor is to be identified as River Bend Station, Unit 3. A notice of receipt and availability of this application was previously published in the Federal Register (73 FR 67895 on November 17, 2008). The NRC staff has determined that Entergy Operations, Incorporated, et al. 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 number established for this application is 52–036. 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, ‘‘Informal Hearing Procedures for NRC Adjudications,’’ of 10 CFR Part 2 and will receive a report on the COL application from the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards in accordance with 10 CFR 52.87, ‘‘Referral to the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS).’’ 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:49 Dec 09, 2008 Jkt 217001 that the Commission finds appropriate and necessary. In accordance with 10 CFR Part 51, the Commission will also prepare an environmental impact statement for the proposed action. Pursuant to 10 CFR 51.26, and as part of the environmental scoping process, the staff intends to hold a public scoping meeting. Detailed information regarding this meeting will be included in a future Federal Register notice. Finally, the Commission will announce in a future Federal Register notice the opportunity to petition for leave to intervene in the hearing required for this application. A copy of the Entergy Operations, Inc. COL 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 (ADAMS Accession No. ML082830022). 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 email to pdr@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 4th day of December 2008. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Thomas A. Kevern, Senior Project Manager, ABWR/ESBWR Projects Branch 1, Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors. [FR Doc. E8–29185 Filed 12–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 52–034 and 52–035] Luminant Generation Company, LLC. Acceptance for Docketing of an Application for Combined License for Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, Units 3 and 4 By letter dated September 19, 2008, as supplemented by letter(s) dated November 4, 5, 6, and 10, 2008, Luminant Generation Company LLC (Luminant) submitted an application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a combined license (COL) for two United States— PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75141 Advanced Pressurized Water Reactors (US–APWR) in accordance with the requirements contained in 10 CFR Part 52, ‘‘Licenses, Certifications and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants.’’ These reactors will be identified as Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, Units 3 and 4 and are to be located at the existing Comanche Peak site in Somervell County, Texas. A notice of receipt and availability of this application was previously published in the Federal Register (73 FR 66276) on November 7, 2008. The NRC staff has determined that Luminant has submitted information in accordance with 10 CFR Part 2, ‘‘Rules of Practice for Domestic Licensing Proceedings and Issuance of Orders,’’ and 10 CFR Part 52 that is acceptable for docketing. The Docket Numbers established for Units 3 and 4 are 52–034 and 52–035, respectively. The NRC staff will perform a detailed technical review of the application. Docketing of the 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, ‘‘Informal Hearing Procedures for NRC Adjudications,’’ of 10 CFR Part 2. The notice of hearing and opportunity to petition for leave to intervene will be published at a later date in the Federal Register. The Commission will receive a report on the COL application from the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards in accordance with 10 CFR 52.87, ‘‘Referral to the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS).’’ If the Commission finds that the COL 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. The COL will contain conditions and limitations that the Commission finds appropriate and necessary. In accordance with 10 CFR Part 51, the Commission will also prepare an environmental impact statement for the proposed action. Pursuant to 10 CFR 51.26, and as part of the environmental scoping process, the staff intends to hold a public scoping meeting. Detailed information regarding this meeting will be included in a future Federal Register notice. Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, Public File Area O1 E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 52-036]


Entergy Operations, Inc., et al.; Acceptance for Docketing of an 
Application for Combined License (COL) for River Bend, Unit 3

    On September 25, 2008, Entergy Operations, Incorporated, on behalf 
of itself and Entergy Mississippi, Incorporated, Entergy Louisiana, 
LLC, and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC filed with the U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission (NRC, the Commission) pursuant to Section 103 of 
the Atomic Energy Act and Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
(10 CFR) Part 52, ``Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear 
Power Plants,'' an application for a combined license (COL) for an 
economic simplified boiling water reactor (ESBWR) nuclear power plant, 
to be located in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. The reactor is to be 
identified as River Bend Station, Unit 3. A notice of receipt and 
availability of this application was previously published in the 
Federal Register (73 FR 67895 on November 17, 2008).
    The NRC staff has determined that Entergy Operations, Incorporated, 
et al. 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 number established for this application is 52-
036.
    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, ``Informal Hearing Procedures for NRC Adjudications,'' 
of 10 CFR Part 2 and will receive a report on the COL application from 
the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards in accordance with 10 CFR 
52.87, ``Referral to the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards 
(ACRS).'' 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.
    In accordance with 10 CFR Part 51, the Commission will also prepare 
an environmental impact statement for the proposed action. Pursuant to 
10 CFR 51.26, and as part of the environmental scoping process, the 
staff intends to hold a public scoping meeting. Detailed information 
regarding this meeting will be included in a future Federal Register 
notice. Finally, the Commission will announce in a future Federal 
Register notice the opportunity to petition for leave to intervene in 
the hearing required for this application.
    A copy of the Entergy Operations, Inc. COL 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 (ADAMS Accession 
No. ML082830022).
    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 4th day of December 2008.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Thomas A. Kevern,
Senior Project Manager, ABWR/ESBWR Projects Branch 1, Division of New 
Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors.
[FR Doc. E8-29185 Filed 12-9-08; 8:45 am]
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