U.S. Department of Energy; Idaho Spent Fuel Facility Notice of Order Approving Direct Transfer of Materials License, 37252-37253 [E9-17901]

Download as PDF 37252 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 143 / Tuesday, July 28, 2009 / Notices mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Effective Date: As of the date of issuance, and shall be implemented within 60 days. Amendment No.: 239. Facility Operating License No. DPR– 28: Amendment revised the License and Technical Specifications. Date of initial notice in Federal Register: November 18, 2008 (73 FR 68454). The supplemental letter dated October 31, 2008, provided additional information that clarified the application, did not expand the scope of the application as originally noticed, and did not change the staff’s original proposed no significant hazards consideration determination. The Commission’s related evaluation of this amendment is contained in a Safety Evaluation dated July 13, 2009. No Significant Hazards Consideration Comments Received: No. Northern States Power Company— Minnesota, Docket No. 50–263, Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant, Wright County, Minnesota Date of Application for Amendment: June 26, 2008, as supplemented on January 27 and July 2, 2009. Brief Description of Amendment: The amendment revised the MNGP Technical Specifications (TS), changing the Required Actions and Completion Times in TS 3.5.1, ‘‘ECCS [Emergency Core Cooling System]—Operating,’’ to allow a 72-hour completion time to restore a low-pressure ECCS subsystem to operable status after discovery of two low-pressure ECCS subsystems inoperable. Date of Issuance: July 10, 2009. Effective Date: As of the date of issuance and shall be implemented within 90 days of issuance. Amendment No.: 162. Facility Operating License No. DPR– 22: Amendment revised the Technical Specifications. Date of Initial Notice in Federal Register: August 12, 2008 (73 FR 46930). The supplemental letters contained clarifying information and did not change the initial no significant hazards consideration determination, and did not expand the scope of the original Federal Register notice. The Commission’s related evaluation of the amendment is contained in a Safety Evaluation dated July 10, 2009. No Significant Hazards Consideration Comments Received: No. Northern States Power Company— Minnesota, Docket Nos. 50–282 and 50– 306, Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant, Units 1 and 2, Goodhue County, Minnesota Date of Application for Amendments: June 26, 2008, as supplemented by VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:36 Jul 27, 2009 Jkt 217001 letters dated August 4, August 26, and November 14, 2008, and January 30, February 9, February 20, March 12, and May 4 (2 letters), 2009. Brief Description of Amendments: The amendments revise the Technical Specifications (TSs) for Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant, Units 1 and 2, to allow the use of Westinghouse 422 VANTAGE+ nuclear fuel and make changes to certain references in the Design Features section of the TSs. Date of Issuance: July 1, 2009. Effective Date: As of the date of issuance and shall be implemented within 90 days. Amendment Nos.: 192, 181. Facility Operating License Nos. DPR– 42 and DPR–60: Amendments revised the Technical Specifications. Date of Initial Notice in Federal Register: September 23, 2008 (73 FR 54866). The supplemental letters contained clarifying information and did not change the initial no significant hazards consideration determination, and did not expand the scope of the original Federal Register notice. The Commission’s related evaluation of the amendments is contained in a Safety Evaluation dated July 1, 2009. No Significant Hazards Consideration Comments Received: No. PPL Susquehanna, LLC, Docket Nos. 50– 387 and 50–388, Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Date of Application for Amendments: February 20, 2009. Brief Description of Amendments: The amendments modified Technical Specifications (TS) requirements related to control room envelope habitability in TS 3.7.3, ‘‘Plant Systems Control Room Emergency Outside Air Supply (CREOAS) System,’’ and TS Section 5.5, ‘‘Administrative Controls Programs and Manuals.’’ Date of Issuance: July 6, 2009. Effective Date: As of the date of issuance to be implemented within 180 days. Amendment Nos.: 252 for Unit 1 and 232 for Unit 2. Facility Operating License Nos. NPF– 14 and NPF–22: The amendments revised the License and Technical Specifications. Date of Initial Notice in Federal Register: April 21, 2009 (74 FR 18256). The Commission’s related evaluation of the amendments is contained in a Safety Evaluation dated July 6, 2009. No Significant Hazards Consideration Comments Received: No. PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 PPL Susquehanna, LLC, Docket Nos. 50– 387 and 50–388, Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Date of Application for Amendments: March 24, 2009. Brief Description of Amendments: The amendments deleted Technical Specification (TS) Section 5.2.2.e, which is superseded by Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 26, ‘‘Fitness For Duty Programs,’’ Subpart I, ‘‘Managing Fatigue.’’ This change is consistent with U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved Revision 0 to Technical Specification Task Force Improved Standard Technical Specification Change Traveler, TSTF–511, ‘‘Eliminate Working Hour Restrictions from TS 5.2.2 to Support Compliance with 10 CFR part 26.’’ Date of Issuance: July 13, 2009. Effective Date: As of the date of issuance and shall be implemented within 30 days. Amendment Nos.: 253 for Unit 1 and 233 for Unit 2. Facility Operating License Nos. NPF– 14 and NPF–22: The amendments revised the Licenses and Technical Specifications. Date of initial notice in Federal Register: May 5, 2009, (74 FR 20752). The Commission’s related evaluation of the amendments is contained in a Safety Evaluation dated July 13, 2009. No Significant Hazards Consideration Comments Received: No. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17th day of July 2009. For The Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Joseph G. Giitter, Director, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E9–17699 Filed 7–27–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 72–25; NRC–2009–0076] U.S. Department of Energy; Idaho Spent Fuel Facility Notice of Order Approving Direct Transfer of Materials License AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Issuance of Order Approving Direct Transfer of Materials License No. SNM–2512. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shana Helton, Senior Project Manager, Licensing Branch, Division of Spent E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 143 / Tuesday, July 28, 2009 / Notices Fuel Storage and Transportation, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards (NMSS), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Rockville, MD 20852. Telephone: (301) 492–3284; fax number: (301) 492–3348; e-mail: shana.helton@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I Foster Wheeler Environmental Corporation (FWENC) is the holder of Special Nuclear Materials License No. 2512 (SNM–2512), issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) pursuant to 10 CFR part 72. SNM–2512 authorizes FWENC to construct and operate the Idaho Spent Fuel (ISF) Facility in accordance with the terms and conditions specified therein. The yet-to-be constructed ISF Facility is an independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) which, if constructed, will be located adjacent to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center site on the Idaho National Laboratory grounds in Idaho. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES II By application dated May 30, 2008, as supplemented by letter dated June 8, 2009 (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System [ADAMS] Accession Nos. ML081630246 and ML091660593, respectively), DOE submitted a request, to NRC, for approval of a proposed direct transfer of SNM–2512, under section 184 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (AEA), and 10 CFR 72.50. SNM–2512 was issued to FWENC to construct and operate the ISF Facility ISFSI. As of this date, no facility has been constructed, but FWENC continues to hold SNM–2512. The proposed license transfer would result in DOE holding SNM–2512. The application also requested a conforming license amendment to reflect the proposed transfer of SNM License No. 2512 to DOE. No physical changes to the ISF Facility ISFSI design or operational changes were proposed in the application. Approval of the application was requested pursuant to section 184 of the AEA, and 10 CFR 72.50. Notice of consideration of approval of the application and an opportunity for a hearing was published in the Federal Register on, February 25, 2009 (74 FR 8587). No hearing requests or written comments were received. The June 8, 2009, supplement, which was not identified in the Federal Register notice, provided a revision to Chapter 9 of the Safety Analysis Report. The revision delineates a full construction/ VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:36 Jul 27, 2009 Jkt 217001 operating organization, pending a decision by DOE to proceed with the deployment of the ISF Facility ISFSI. This revision to the organizational description has been determined to be administrative in nature and not to present any safety issue. The Commission’s approval of this direct transfer of SNM–2512, and any related, conforming license amendments to SNM–2512, are categorically excluded from further environmental review, pursuant to 10 CFR 51.22(c)(21). Under 10 CFR 72.50, no license nor any part included in a license issued under 10 CFR part 72 for an ISFSI shall be transferred, assigned, or in any manner disposed of, either voluntarily or involuntarily, directly or indirectly, through transfer of control of the license to any person, unless the Commission gives its consent in writing. Upon review of the information submitted in the application and other information before the Commission, the NRC staff has determined that the direct transfer of control of SNM–2512, as described above, is consistent with applicable provisions of the law, and the regulations and orders issued by the Commission. These findings are supported by a Safety Evaluation dated July 17, 2009 (ADAMS No. ML091940481). III Accordingly, pursuant to sections 161b, 161i, and 184 of the AEA, 42 USC 2201(b), 2201(i), and 2234, and 10 CFR 72.50, the Commission gives notice that it has issued an order (Order) approving DOE’s application dated May 30, 2008, as supplemented by letter dated June 8, 2009, for the direct transfer of SNM– 2512 from FWENC to DOE, and for conforming license amendments. The Order is effective upon issuance. For further details, see the application dated May 30, 2008, as supplemented by letter dated June 8, 2009; the safety evaluation report; and the Order (ADAMS Nos. ML081630246, ML091660593, ML091940481, and ML091940453, respectively). These documents are 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, and accessible electronically from the ADAMS Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at the NRC Web site, http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.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– PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37253 397–4209, 301–415–4737, or, by e-mail, to pdr@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17th day of July 2009. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Michael F. Weber, Director, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. E9–17901 Filed 7–27–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Sunshine Federal Register Notice AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETINGS: Nuclear Regulatory Commission. DATE: Weeks of July 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2009. PLACE: Commissioners’ Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. STATUS: Public and Closed. Week of July 27, 2009 There are no meetings scheduled for the week of July 27, 2009. Week of August 3, 2009—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the week of August 3, 2009. Week of August 10, 2009—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the week of August 10, 2009. Week of August 17, 2009—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the week of August 17, 2009. Week of August 24, 2009—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the week of August 24, 2009. Week of August 31, 2009—Tentative Thursday, September 3, 2009 9:30 a.m.—Meeting with Organization of Agreement States (OAS) and Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD) (Public Meeting) (Contact: Andrea Jones, 301 415–2309). This meeting will be webcast live at the Web address—http://www.nrc.gov. * * * * * The schedule for Commission meetings is subject to change on short notice. To verify the status of meetings, call (recording)—(301) 415–1292. Contact person for more information: Rochelle Bavol, (301) 415–1651. * * * * * Additional Information Affirmation of Southern Nuclear Operating Co. (Vogtle Electric E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1

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[Docket No. 72-25; NRC-2009-0076]


U.S. Department of Energy; Idaho Spent Fuel Facility Notice of 
Order Approving Direct Transfer of Materials License

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Issuance of Order Approving Direct Transfer of Materials 
License No. SNM-2512.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shana Helton, Senior Project Manager, 
Licensing Branch, Division of Spent

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Fuel Storage and Transportation, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and 
Safeguards (NMSS), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Rockville, 
MD 20852. Telephone: (301) 492-3284; fax number: (301) 492-3348; e-
mail: shana.helton@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I

    Foster Wheeler Environmental Corporation (FWENC) is the holder of 
Special Nuclear Materials License No. 2512 (SNM-2512), issued by the 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) pursuant to 10 CFR 
part 72. SNM-2512 authorizes FWENC to construct and operate the Idaho 
Spent Fuel (ISF) Facility in accordance with the terms and conditions 
specified therein. The yet-to-be constructed ISF Facility is an 
independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) which, if 
constructed, will be located adjacent to the U.S. Department of 
Energy's (DOE's) Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center site 
on the Idaho National Laboratory grounds in Idaho.

II

    By application dated May 30, 2008, as supplemented by letter dated 
June 8, 2009 (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System [ADAMS] 
Accession Nos. ML081630246 and ML091660593, respectively), DOE 
submitted a request, to NRC, for approval of a proposed direct transfer 
of SNM-2512, under section 184 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as 
amended (AEA), and 10 CFR 72.50.
    SNM-2512 was issued to FWENC to construct and operate the ISF 
Facility ISFSI. As of this date, no facility has been constructed, but 
FWENC continues to hold SNM-2512. The proposed license transfer would 
result in DOE holding SNM-2512. The application also requested a 
conforming license amendment to reflect the proposed transfer of SNM 
License No. 2512 to DOE. No physical changes to the ISF Facility ISFSI 
design or operational changes were proposed in the application.
    Approval of the application was requested pursuant to section 184 
of the AEA, and 10 CFR 72.50. Notice of consideration of approval of 
the application and an opportunity for a hearing was published in the 
Federal Register on, February 25, 2009 (74 FR 8587). No hearing 
requests or written comments were received. The June 8, 2009, 
supplement, which was not identified in the Federal Register notice, 
provided a revision to Chapter 9 of the Safety Analysis Report. The 
revision delineates a full construction/operating organization, pending 
a decision by DOE to proceed with the deployment of the ISF Facility 
ISFSI. This revision to the organizational description has been 
determined to be administrative in nature and not to present any safety 
issue.
    The Commission's approval of this direct transfer of SNM-2512, and 
any related, conforming license amendments to SNM-2512, are 
categorically excluded from further environmental review, pursuant to 
10 CFR 51.22(c)(21).
    Under 10 CFR 72.50, no license nor any part included in a license 
issued under 10 CFR part 72 for an ISFSI shall be transferred, 
assigned, or in any manner disposed of, either voluntarily or 
involuntarily, directly or indirectly, through transfer of control of 
the license to any person, unless the Commission gives its consent in 
writing. Upon review of the information submitted in the application 
and other information before the Commission, the NRC staff has 
determined that the direct transfer of control of SNM-2512, as 
described above, is consistent with applicable provisions of the law, 
and the regulations and orders issued by the Commission. These findings 
are supported by a Safety Evaluation dated July 17, 2009 (ADAMS No. 
ML091940481).

III

    Accordingly, pursuant to sections 161b, 161i, and 184 of the AEA, 
42 USC 2201(b), 2201(i), and 2234, and 10 CFR 72.50, the Commission 
gives notice that it has issued an order (Order) approving DOE's 
application dated May 30, 2008, as supplemented by letter dated June 8, 
2009, for the direct transfer of SNM-2512 from FWENC to DOE, and for 
conforming license amendments.
    The Order is effective upon issuance.
    For further details, see the application dated May 30, 2008, as 
supplemented by letter dated June 8, 2009; the safety evaluation 
report; and the Order (ADAMS Nos. ML081630246, ML091660593, 
ML091940481, and ML091940453, respectively). These documents are 
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, and accessible 
electronically from the ADAMS Public Electronic Reading Room on the 
Internet at the NRC Web site, http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.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, 301-415-4737, or, by 
e-mail, to pdr@nrc.gov.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17th day of July 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Michael F. Weber,
Director, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
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