PPL Bell Bend, LLC; Acceptance for Docketing of an Application for Combined License for Bell Bend Nuclear Power Plant, 79519-79520 [E8-30776]

Download as PDF dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 249 / Monday, December 29, 2008 / Notices 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. 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Non-timely requests and/or petitions and contentions will not be entertained absent a determination by the Commission, the presiding officer, or the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board that the petition and/or request should be granted and/or the contentions should be admitted, based on a balancing of the factors specified in 10 CFR 2.309(c)(1)(i)–(viii). To be timely, filings must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. 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 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 license 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 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. For further details with respect to this license transfer application, see the PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 79519 application dated December 11, 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 ADAMS Accessions number for the license transfer application is ML083500374. 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.resource@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 19th day of December 2008. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Shana Helton, Senior Project Manager, Licensing Branch, Division of Spent Fuel Storage and Transport, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. E8–30777 Filed 12–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 52–039] PPL Bell Bend, LLC; Acceptance for Docketing of an Application for Combined License for Bell Bend Nuclear Power Plant By letter dated October 10, 2008, as supplemented by letters dated November 18, 24, 2008, and December 1, 8, 2008, PPL Bell Bend, LLC submitted an application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a combined license (COL) for a single unit of the U.S. Evolutionary Power Reactor (U.S. EPR) in accordance with the requirements contained in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 52, ‘‘Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants.’’ This reactor will be identified as Bell Bend Nuclear Power Plant and is to be located on a site adjacent to the existing Susquehanna Steam Electric Station in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. A notice of receipt and availability of this application was previously published in the Federal Register (73 FR 67214) on November 13, 2008. The NRC staff has determined that PPL Bell Bend, LLC has submitted E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES 79520 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 249 / Monday, December 29, 2008 / Notices 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 Number established is 52–039. 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 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 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, 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 by 10 CFR 52.85. 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 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland, and will be accessible electronically through the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room link at the NRC Web site http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/adams.html. The application is also available at http:// www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/ col.html. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing documents located in ADAMS should contact the NRC PDR Reference staff by telephone VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:19 Dec 24, 2008 Jkt 217001 at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 19th day of December 2008. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Michael A. Canova, Project Manager, U.S. EPR Projects Branch, Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors. [FR Doc. E8–30776 Filed 12–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 030–10716] Notice of Consideration of Amendment Request for Decommissioning of the Sigma-Aldrich Chemical Company’s Fort Mims Facility, Maryland Heights, MO and Opportunity To Request a Hearing AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of amendment request and opportunity to request a hearing. DATES: A request for a hearing must be filed by February 27, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George M. McCann, Senior Health Physicist, Materials Control, ISFSI, and Decommissioning Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Region III, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 2443 Warrenville Road, Lisle, Illinois 60532; Telephone: (630) 829–9856; fax number: (630) 515–1259; or e-mail: mike.mccann@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of a license amendment to Byproduct Material License No. 24–16273–01 issued to the Sigma-Aldrich Chemical Company (the Licensee) pursuant to 10 CFR Part 30. By application dated October 22, 2008, the Licensee requested authorization to decommission its Fort Mims Facility, (the Facility) at 11452 Fort Mims Drive, Maryland Heights, Missouri, under its proposed Decommissioning Plan (DP) submitted as part of the application (see ADAMS ML083010187). The two-story Facility consists of approximately 20,000 square feet of laboratory and office space. The Facility is located on a 1 acre parcel in a commercial/light industrial park. Radioactive materials were used in specific areas within this Facility since 1975. Actual production activities were suspended at the facility on September PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30, 2008. Radioactive materials usage at the site consisted of research and development activities as defined in 10 CFR 30.4 and storage, processing and use in the production of labeled compounds for distribution to authorized recipients. The radioactive materials used at the Fort Mims facility consisted of carbon-14 and hydrogen-3. An NRC administrative review, documented in a letter to the SigmaAldrich Chemical Company dated November 25, 2008, found the DP acceptable to begin a technical review. If the NRC approves the DP, the approval will be documented in an amendment to NRC License No. 24– 16273–01. However, before approving the proposed amendment, the NRC will need to make the findings required by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and NRC’s regulations. These findings will be documented in a Safety Evaluation Report and an Environmental Assessment and/or an Environmental Impact Statement. After the Commission verifies that the release criteria have been met, the Facility Operating License No. 24–16273–01 will be terminated. II. Opportunity To Request a Hearing The NRC hereby provides notice that this is a proceeding on an application for a license amendment regarding the decommissioning of the Licensee’s Fort Mims Facility. Any person whose interest may be affected by this proceeding, and who desires to participate as a party, must file a request for a hearing and a specification of the contentions which the person seeks to have litigated in the hearing, in accordance with the NRC E-Filing rule, which the NRC promulgated in August 2007 (72 FR 49139, Aug. 28, 2007). The E-Filing rule requires participants to submit and serve 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 a waiver in accordance with the procedures described below. To comply with the procedural requirements of E-Filing, at least ten (10) days prior to the filing deadline, the petitioner/requester 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 E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 249 (Monday, December 29, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 79519-79520]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-30776]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 52-039]


PPL Bell Bend, LLC; Acceptance for Docketing of an Application 
for Combined License for Bell Bend Nuclear Power Plant

    By letter dated October 10, 2008, as supplemented by letters dated 
November 18, 24, 2008, and December 1, 8, 2008, PPL Bell Bend, LLC 
submitted an application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(NRC) for a combined license (COL) for a single unit of the U.S. 
Evolutionary Power Reactor (U.S. EPR) in accordance with the 
requirements contained in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
(10 CFR) Part 52, ``Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear 
Power Plants.'' This reactor will be identified as Bell Bend Nuclear 
Power Plant and is to be located on a site adjacent to the existing 
Susquehanna Steam Electric Station in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. A 
notice of receipt and availability of this application was previously 
published in the Federal Register (73 FR 67214) on November 13, 2008.
    The NRC staff has determined that PPL Bell Bend, LLC has submitted

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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 Number established 
is 52-039.
    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 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 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, 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 by 10 CFR 52.85.
    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 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, 
Maryland, and will be accessible electronically through the Agencywide 
Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Public Electronic 
Reading Room link at the NRC Web site http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/
adams.html. The application is also available at http://www.nrc.gov/
reactors/new-reactors/col.html. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS 
or who encounter problems in accessing documents located in ADAMS 
should contact the NRC PDR Reference staff by telephone at 1-800-397-
4209, 301-415-4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 19th day of December 2008.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Michael A. Canova,
Project Manager, U.S. EPR Projects Branch, Division of New Reactor 
Licensing, Office of New Reactors.
 [FR Doc. E8-30776 Filed 12-24-08; 8:45 am]
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