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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 160 / Thursday, August 20, 2009 / Notices published in the Federal Register on October 6, 2008 (73 FR 58268–58269). Further information regarding this meeting can be obtained by contacting the Designated Federal Official between 8 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. (ET). Persons planning to attend this meeting are urged to contact the above named individual at least 2 working days prior to the meeting to be advised of any potential changes to the agenda. Dated: August 13, 2009. Antonio Dias, Chief, Reactor Safety Branch B, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc. E9–20014 Filed 8–19–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Subcommittee Meeting on Planning and Procedures; Notice of Meeting The ACRS Subcommittee on Planning and Procedures will hold a meeting on September 9, 2009, Room T2–E2, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. 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Detailed procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACRS meetings were published in the Federal Register on October 6, 2008 (73 FR 58268–58269). Further information regarding this meeting can be obtained by contacting the Designated Federal Official between 6:45 a.m. and 3:30 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. Dated: August 13, 2009. Cayetano Santos, Chief, Reactor Safety Branch A, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc. E9–20016 Filed 8–19–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2009–0360] Proposed Model Safety Evaluation for Plant-Specific Adoption of Technical Specification Task Force Traveler–501, Revision 1, ‘‘Relocate Stored Fuel Oil and Lube Oil Volume Values to Licensee Control’’ AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). ACTION: Notice of opportunity for public comment. DATES: Comments must be filed no later than 60 days from the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Comments received after this date will be considered, if it is practical to do so, but the Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 42132 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 160 / Thursday, August 20, 2009 / Notices You may submit comments by any one of the following methods. Please include Docket ID NRC–2009– 0360 in the subject line of your comments. Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be posted on the NRC Web site and on the Federal rulemaking Web site Regulations.gov. Because your comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information, the NRC cautions you against including any information in your submission that you do not want to be publicly disclosed. The NRC requests that any party soliciting or aggregating comments received from other persons for submission to the NRC inform those persons that the NRC will not edit their comments to remove any identifying or contact information, and therefore, they should not include any information in their comments that they do not want publicly disclosed. Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for documents filed under Docket ID NRC–2009–0360. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher 301–492–3668; e-mail Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. Mail comments to: Michael T. Lesar, Chief, Rulemaking and Directives Branch (RDB), Division of Administrative Services, Office of Administration, Mail Stop: TWB–05– B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, or by fax to RDB at (301) 492– 3446. 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The proposed model safety evaluation, no significant sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:07 Aug 19, 2009 Jkt 217001 hazards consideration determination, and application for plant-specific adoption of TSTF Traveler-501, Revision 1, ‘‘Relocate Stored Fuel Oil and Lube Oil Volume Values To Licensee Control’’ are available electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML091730236. Federal Rulemaking Web site: Public comments and supporting materials related to this notice can be found at http://www.regulations.gov by searching on Docket ID: NRC–2009–0360. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Michelle C. Honcharik, Senior Project Manager, Special Projects Branch, Mail Stop: O–12D1, Division of Policy and Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001; telephone 301–415–1774 or e-mail at michelle.honcharik@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NRC is requesting public comment on the enclosed proposed model safety evaluation, no significant hazards consideration determination, and application for plant-specific adoption of Technical Specification Task Force (TSTF) Traveler-501, Revision 1, ‘‘Relocate Stored Fuel Oil and Lube Oil Volume Values To Licensee Control.’’ The proposed changes would revise Technical Specification (TS) 3.8.3, ‘‘Diesel Fuel Oil, Lube Oil, and Starting Air,’’ by relocating the current stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume requirements from the TS to the TS Bases so that it may be modified under licensee control. This model safety evaluation will facilitate expedited approval of plant-specific adoption of TSTF Traveler-501, Revision 1. After the NRC staff considers any public comments, it will make a determination regarding the proposed TSTF Traveler-501. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 12th day of August 2009. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Stacey L. Rosenberg, Chief, Special Projects Branch, Division of Policy and Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. Model Safety Evaluation for PlantSpecific Adoption of Technical Specification Task Force Traveler-501, Revision 1, ‘‘Relocate Stored Fuel Oil and Lube Oil Volume Values to Licensee Control’’ 1.0 Introduction The licensee’s current Technical Specifications (TS) contain numerical volume requirements for both stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil. Any changes to the numerical volume requirements PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 currently require prior approval from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). As an example, diesel fuel oil numerical volume requirements may need to be modified in order to take into account changes to the energy content (BTU/gallon) of available fuels in the market. Fluctuations in energy content could be caused by a variety of factors, including changes to regulatory requirements. By adopting NRC-approved Technical Specification Task Force (TSTF) Improved Standard Technical Specification Change Traveler-501, Revision 1, ‘‘Relocate Stored Fuel Oil and Lube Oil Volume Values to Licensee Control,’’ the numerical volume requirements for both stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil are relocated from the TS to a licensee controlled document. As a result, the numerical volume requirements for both stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil may be modified under licensee control, and therefore, may not require prior NRC approval. By application dated [Date], [Name of Licensee] (the licensee) requested changes to the TS for the [Name of Facility]. The proposed changes revise TS 3.8.3, ‘‘Diesel Fuel Oil, Lube Oil, and Starting Air,’’ by relocating the current stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume requirements from the TS to the TS Bases so that it may be modified under licensee control. The TS is modified so that the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil inventory will require that a [7] day supply be available for each diesel generator. As a result: • Condition A and Condition B in the Action table are revised. Currently, Condition A and Condition B are entered when the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume requirements are not met. As discussed in the current TS Bases, the numerical volume requirements in Condition A and Condition B are based on volumes less than a [7] day supply, but greater than a [6] day supply. The revision relocates the volumetric requirements from the TS and places it in the TS Bases. The TS is modified so that Condition A and Condition B are entered when the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil inventory is less than a [7] day supply, but greater than a [6] day supply for one or more diesel generators. • Surveillance Requirement (SR) 3.8.3.1 and 3.8.3.2 are revised. Currently, SR 3.8.3.1 and SR 3.8.3.2 verify that the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume requirements are met. As discussed in the current TS Bases, the numerical volume requirements in SR 3.8.3.1 and SR E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 160 / Thursday, August 20, 2009 / Notices 3.8.3.2 are based on maintaining at least a [7] day supply. The revision relocates the volumetric requirements from the TS and places it in the TS Bases. The TS is modified so that SR 3.8.3.1 and SR 3.8.3.2 verify that the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil inventories are greater than or equal to a [7] day supply for each diesel generator. • The reference to Appendix B of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) N195 1976 in the TS Bases is deleted. As a result, the only reference will be to ANSI N195–1976. {NRC Reviewer’s Note: This modification to the TS may not be needed if it already exists. The BWR Standard TS already contain this change. Although not a change associated with TSTF Traveler501, Revision 1, verify that Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.137 is referenced in the reference section of the TS Bases. This is needed since RG 1.137, Revision 1, provides supplemental information to ANSI N195–1976. In addition, RG 1.137 will now be referenced in SR 3.8.3.1, if not referenced elsewhere.} The licensee stated that the application is consistent with NRCapproved TSTF Traveler 501, Revision 1, ‘‘Relocate Stored Fuel Oil and Lube Oil Volume Values to Licensee Control.’’ The availability of this TS modification was announced in the Federal Register on [Date] ([ ] FR [ ]) as part of the consolidated line item improvement process. {NRC Reviewer’s Note: Discuss any differences with TSTF Traveler-501, Revision 1. Consideration should be given to obtaining technical branch concurrences when the differences are more than administrative in nature.} 2.0 Regulatory Evaluation sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES 2.1 Modification to LCO 3.8.3, ‘‘Diesel Fuel Oil, Lube Oil, and Starting Air,’’ Requirements The regulation at Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 50.36(c)(2)(i) states TS will include Limiting Conditions for Operation (LCO) which are ‘‘the lowest functional capability or performance levels of equipment required for safe operation of the facility.’’ The standby alternating current (AC) power sources are a part of the primary success path and function or actuate to mitigate a design basis accident or transient that either assumes the failure of or presents a challenge to the integrity of a fission product barrier. Diesel fuel oil and lube oil are retained in the TS to satisfy 10 CFR 50.36(c)(2)(i) since they support the operation of the standby AC power sources. The proposed changes revise TS 3.8.3, VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:07 Aug 19, 2009 Jkt 217001 ‘‘Diesel Fuel Oil, Lube Oil, and Starting Air,’’ by relocating the current stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume requirements from the TS to the TS Bases so that it may be modified under licensee control. The TS is modified so that the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil inventory will require that a [7] day supply be available for each diesel generator. As discussed in Section 3.0, Technical Evaluation, this change still provides assurance that the lowest functional capability or performance levels of equipment required for safe operation of the facility will be continued to be met. Since 10 CFR 50.36(c)(2)(i) is continued to be met, this change is acceptable. 2.2 Modification to Action Table for TS 3.8.3, ‘‘Diesel Fuel Oil, Lube Oil, and Starting Air’’ Paragraph 50.36(c)(2)(i) goes on to state that ‘‘when a limiting condition for operation of a nuclear reactor is not met, the licensee shall shut down the reactor or follow any remedial action permitted by the technical specifications until the condition can be met.’’ Condition A and Condition B in the Action table for TS 3.8.3, ‘‘Diesel Fuel Oil, Lube Oil, and Starting Air,’’ are revised to reflect the change in LCO requirements as discussed in Section 2.1 above. Currently, Condition A and Condition B are entered when the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume requirements are not met. As discussed in the current TS Bases, the numerical volume requirements in Condition A and Condition B are based on volumes less than a [7] day supply, but greater than a [6] day supply. The proposal relocates the volumetric requirements from the TS and places it in the TS Bases. The TS is modified so that Condition A and Condition B are entered when the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil inventory is less than a [7] day supply, but greater than a [6] day supply for one or more diesel generators. These remedial actions are permitted by 10 CFR 50.36(c)(2)(i), and the technical justification for allowing these remedial actions is discussed in Section 3.0, Technical Evaluation. 2.3 Modification to SR 3.8.3.1 and 3.8.3.2 Paragraph 50.36(c)(3) states TS will include SRs which are ‘‘requirements relating to test, calibration, or inspection to assure that the necessary quality of systems and components is maintained, that facility operation will be within safety limits, and that the limiting conditions for operation will be met.’’ Currently, SR 3.8.3.1 and SR 3.8.3.2 verify that the stored diesel fuel oil and PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42133 lube oil numerical volume requirements are met. SR 3.8.3.1 and SR 3.8.3.2 are revised to reflect the change in LCO requirements as discussed in Section 2.1 above. As a result, the SR are modified so that SR 3.8.3.1 and SR 3.8.3.2 verify that the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil inventory is greater than or equal to a [7] day supply for each diesel generator. As discussed in Section 3.0, Technical Evaluation, this change still provides assurance that the necessary quality of systems and components is maintained, that facility operation will be within safety limits, and that the limiting conditions for operation will be met. Since 10 CFR 50.36(c)(3) is continued to be met, this change is acceptable. 2.4 Deletion of Reference to Appendix B of ANSI N195–1976 As discussed in Section 2.1 above, LCO 3.8.3, ‘‘Diesel Fuel Oil, Lube Oil, and Starting Air,’’ is retained in the TS in order to satisfy 10 CFR 50.36(c)(2)(i). The proposed change deletes the reference to Appendix B of ANSI N195– 1976 in the TS Bases for TS 3.8.3. As a result, there will only be a reference to ANSI N195–1976, ‘‘Fuel Oil Systems for Standby Diesel-Generators.’’ Although not a part of TS, the TS Bases contain amplifying and clarifying information on TS, and modification of the TS Bases can potentially impact TS requirements. This modification was evaluated in order to consider the potential change to LCO requirements associated with TS 3.8.3. As discussed in Section 3.0, Technical Evaluation, this change still provides assurance that the lowest functional capability or performance levels of equipment required for safe operation of the facility will be continued to be met. Since 10 CFR 50.36(c)(2)(i) is continued to be met, this modification to LCO 3.8.3 is acceptable. 3.0 Technical Evaluation 3.1 Modification to LCO 3.8.3, ‘‘Diesel Fuel Oil, Lube Oil, and Starting Air,’’ Requirements Each diesel generator is provided with a fuel oil capacity sufficient to operate that diesel for a period of [7] days while the diesel generator is supplying maximum load demand. This onsite fuel oil capacity is sufficient to operate the diesel generators for longer than the time to replenish the onsite supply from outside sources. The diesel generator lubrication system is designed to provide sufficient lubrication to permit proper operation of its associated diesel generator under all loading conditions. The system is required to circulate the lube oil to the E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 42134 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 160 / Thursday, August 20, 2009 / Notices sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES diesel engine working surfaces and to remove excess heat generated by friction during operation. Each diesel generator has a lube oil inventory capable of supporting a minimum of [7] days of operation. This supply is sufficient to allow the operator to replenish lube oil from outside sources. In order to meet a [7] day supply of stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil for each diesel generator, TS 3.8.3, ‘‘Diesel Fuel Oil, Lube Oil, and Starting Air,’’ currently contains numerical volume requirements associated with a [7] day supply for each diesel generator. The TS Bases currently discuss that the numerical volume requirements are based on meeting a [7] day supply. The proposed change revises TS 3.8.3 by relocating the current stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume requirements from the TS to the TS Bases so that it may be modified under licensee control. The TS is modified so that the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil inventory will require that a [7] day supply be available for each diesel generator. No changes to the current plant configuration, current numerical volume requirements, or current [7] day basis are proposed in the application; the licensee is merely swapping the current numerical volume requirements from the TS to the TS Bases and swapping the associated current [7] day basis from the TS Bases to the TS. Section 3.3 below discusses the methodology on how the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume basis in the TS Bases may be modified under licensee control. The use of this methodology will ensure that a [7] day supply of stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil for each diesel generator will be met, thereby providing assurance that the lowest functional capability or performance levels of the diesel generator required for safe operation of the facility will be continued to be met. Therefore, this change is acceptable. 3.2 Modification to Action Table for TS 3.8.3, ‘‘Diesel Fuel Oil, Lube Oil, and Starting Air’’ Currently, Condition A and Condition B are entered when the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume requirements are not met. As discussed in the current TS Bases, the numerical volume requirements in Condition A and Condition B are based on volumes less than a [7] day supply, but greater than a [6] day supply. The proposal relocates the volumetric requirements from the TS and places it in the TS Bases. The TS is modified so that Condition A and Condition B are entered when the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil inventory is less than a [7] VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:07 Aug 19, 2009 Jkt 217001 day supply, but greater than a [6] day supply for one or more diesel generators. No other parts of Condition A and Condition B (i.e., Required Actions or Completion Times) are proposed to be modified in the application; the licensee is merely swapping the current numerical volume requirements that dictate Condition entry from the TS to the TS Bases and swapping the associated current less than [7] day but greater than [6] day basis for Condition entry from the TS Bases to the TS. Section 3.3 below discusses the methodology on how the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume basis in the TS Bases may be modified under licensee control. The use of this methodology will ensure that the [7] day and [6] day supplies of stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil for each diesel generator that dictate Condition entry will continue to be calculated in accordance with NRC-approved methods. Therefore, this change is acceptable. 3.3 Modification to SRs 3.8.3.1 and 3.8.3.2 Currently, SR 3.8.3.1 and SR 3.8.3.2 verify that the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume requirements are met. SR 3.8.3.1 and SR 3.8.3.2 are revised to reflect the change in LCO requirements, namely that a [7] day supply be available for each diesel generator. As a result, the SRs are modified so that SR 3.8.3.1 and SR 3.8.3.2 verify that the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil inventory is greater than or equal to a [7] day supply for each diesel generator. No other parts of the SRs (i.e., Frequencies) are proposed to be modified in the application; the licensee is merely swapping the current numerical volume requirement verification from the TS to the TS Bases and swapping the associated current [7] day basis for verification from the TS Bases to the TS. The methodology for determining the [7] day stored diesel fuel oil supply for each diesel generator, as well as the [6] day supply associated with Condition A, is calculated in accordance with RG 1.137, Revision 1, ‘‘Fuel-Oil Systems for Standby Diesel Generators,’’ and ANSI N195 1976. ANSI N195–1976 discusses how the stored diesel fuel oil requirement shall be calculated based upon the diesel generators operating at the minimum required capacity for the plant condition which is most limiting for the calculation of such capacity. One method for calculating the stored diesel fuel oil supply takes into account the time dependence of diesel generator loads. That is, if diesel generator loads PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 increase or decrease during the event, the load changes shall be included in the required fuel storage calculation. If the design includes provisions for an operator to supply power to equipment other than the minimum required for the plant condition, such additional loads shall be included in the calculation of required fuel storage capacity. RG 1.137, Revision 1, supplements the above by stating that for the time-dependent load method, the minimum required capacity should include the capacity to power the engineered safety features. A minimum margin of 10% shall be added to the calculated storage requirement if the alternate conservative calculation discussed next is not used. Another method for calculating the stored diesel fuel oil supply, which is more conservative than the time-dependent load method, is to calculate the storage capacity by assuming that the diesel operates continuously for seven days at its rated capacity. Both calculation methods shall include an explicit allowance for fuel consumption required by periodic testing. This includes the fuel required for operation of the engine at the minimum loads specified by the engine manufacturer. One variable used in both stored diesel fuel oil calculation methods is the fuel consumption rate. The property of diesel fuel oil having the most significant effect on the fuel consumption rate is the energy content (heating value) of the fuel. There are standards which correlate the energy content to the fuel’s American Petroleum Institute (API) gravity or absolute specific gravity. At a minimum, plants calculate their required fuel storage values assuming the most limiting API gravity or absolute specific gravity, and therefore, the most limiting fuel energy content. As long as the fuel oil placed in the storage tank is within the assumed API gravity range or absolute specific gravity range, the calculations of fuel consumption and required stored volume remain valid. Current SR 3.8.3.3 requires new fuel to be tested in order to verify that the new fuel API gravity or absolute specific gravity is within the range assumed in the diesel fuel oil consumption calculations. The lube oil inventory equivalent to a [7] day supply, as well as the [6] day supply associated with Condition B, is based on the diesel generator manufacturer consumption values for the run time of the diesel generator. The above methods still provide assurance that the necessary quality of systems and components is maintained, that facility operation will be within E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 160 / Thursday, August 20, 2009 / Notices sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES safety limits, and that the LCOs will be met. Therefore, the change to SR 3.8.3.1 and SR 3.8.3.2 is acceptable. official was notified of the proposed issuance of the amendment. The State official had [no] comments. 3.4 Deletion of Reference to Appendix B of ANSI N195–1976 The proposed change deletes the reference to Appendix B of ANSI N195– 1976 in the TS Bases for TS 3.8.3. As a result, there will only be a reference to ANSI N195–1976. This modification was evaluated in order to consider the potential change to LCO requirements associated with TS 3.8.3. LCO 3.8.3 requires, in part, that the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil shall be within limits for each required diesel generator. The basis for these limits is derived from RG 1.137, Revision 1, and Appendix B of ANSI N195–1976. For proper operation of the standby diesel generators, it is necessary to ensure the proper quality of the fuel oil. RG 1.137, Revision 1, addresses the recommended fuel oil practices as supplemented by ANSI N195–1976, Appendix B. The fuel oil properties that are checked to ensure the proper quality of the fuel oil are sediment content, the kinematic viscosity, specific gravity (or API gravity), and impurity level. Although the reference to Appendix B of ANSI N195–1976 will be deleted, RG 1.137, Revision 1, which is currently referenced in the TS Bases, states ‘‘Appendix B to ANSI N195–1976 addresses the recommended fuel oil practices. Although not a mandatory part of the standard, the staff believes Appendix B can serve as an acceptable basis for a program to maintain the quality of fuel oil, as supplemented by regulatory position 2 of this guide.’’ Regulatory Position 2 of RG 1.137 states, in part, ‘‘Appendix B to ANSI N195– 1976 should be used as a basis for a program to ensure the initial and continuing quality of fuel oil.’’ As a result, the use of Appendix B of ANSI N195–1976 is still referenced, although now indirectly, and therefore still provides a basis for ensuring the proper quality of the fuel oil; namely that water and sediment content, the kinematic viscosity, specific gravity (or API gravity), and impurity level are within the specified limits. Current SR 3.8.3.3 verifies these limits. The change still provides assurance that the lowest functional capability or performance levels of equipment required for safe operation of the facility will be continued to be met. Therefore, this modification to LCO 3.8.3 is acceptable. 5.0 Environmental Consideration The amendment changes a requirement with respect to installation or use of a facility component located within the restricted area as defined in 10 CFR Part 20. The NRC staff has determined that the amendment involves no significant increase in the amounts, and no significant change in the types, of any effluents that may be released offsite, and that there is no significant increase in individual or cumulative occupational radiation exposure. The Commission has previously issued a proposed finding that the amendment involves no significant hazards consideration, and there has been no public comment on such finding issued on [Date] ([ ] FR [ ]). Accordingly, the amendment meets the eligibility criteria for categorical exclusion set forth in 10 CFR 51.22(c)(9). Pursuant to 10 CFR 51.22(b) no environmental impact statement or environmental assessment need be prepared in connection with the issuance of the amendment. 4.0 State Consultation In accordance with the Commission’s regulations, the [Name of State] State VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:07 Aug 19, 2009 Jkt 217001 6.0 Conclusion The Commission has concluded, based on the considerations discussed above that (1) there is reasonable assurance that the health and safety of the public will not be endangered by operation in the proposed manner, (2) such activities will be conducted in compliance with the Commission’s regulations, and (3) the issuance of the amendments will not be inimical to the common defense and security or to the health and safety of the public. Principal Contributor: [NRC Reviewer] {NRC Reviewer’s Note: TSTF Traveler-501, Revision 1, was reviewed by and deemed acceptable for use by licensees for plant-specific adoption by Aron Lewin (ITSB), Gurcharan Matharu (EEEB), Mathew Yoder (CSGB), and Robert Wolfgang (CPTB).} Model No Significant Hazards Consideration Determination for PlantSpecific Adoption of TSTF Traveler501, Revision 1, ‘‘Relocate Stored Fuel Oil and Lube Oil Volume Values to Licensee Control’’ The proposed changes revise Technical Specifications (TS) by relocating the current stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume requirements from the TS to the TS Bases so that it may be modified under licensee control. The current numerical volume requirements are based on a [7] PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42135 day supply. The TS is modified so that the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil inventory will require that a [7] day supply be available for each diesel generator. As required by Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 50.92(c), an analysis of the issue of No Significant Hazards Consideration is presented below: 1. Does the proposed change involve a significant increase in the probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated? Response: No The proposed change relocates the volume of diesel fuel oil and lube oil required to support [7] day operation of the onsite diesel generators, and the volume equivalent to a [6] day supply, to licensee control. The specific volume of fuel oil equivalent to a [7] and [6] day supply is calculated using the NRCapproved methodology described in Regulatory Guide 1.137, Revision 1, ‘‘FuelOil Systems for Standby Diesel Generators’’ and ANSI N195 1976, ‘‘Fuel Oil Systems for Standby Diesel-Generators.’’ The specific volume of lube oil equivalent to a [7] and [6] day supply is based on the diesel generator manufacturer’s consumption values for the run time of the diesel generator. Because the requirement to maintain a [7] day supply of diesel fuel oil and lube oil is not changed and is consistent with the assumptions in the accident analyses, and the actions taken when the volume of fuel oil and lube oil are less than a [6] day supply have not changed, neither the probability or the consequences of any accident previously evaluated will be affected. Therefore, the proposed change does not involve a significant increase in the probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated. 2. Does the proposed change create the possibility of a new or different kind of accident from any accident previously evaluated? Response: No The change does not involve a physical alteration of the plant (i.e., no new or different type of equipment will be installed) or a change in the methods governing normal plant operation. The change does not alter assumptions made in the safety analysis but ensures that the diesel generator operates as assumed in the accident analysis. The proposed change is consistent with the safety analysis assumptions. Therefore, the proposed change does not create the possibility of a new or different kind of accident from any accident previously evaluated. 3. Does the proposed change involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety? Response: No The proposed change relocates the volume of diesel fuel oil and lube oil required to support [7] day operation of the onsite diesel generators, and the volume equivalent to a [6] day supply, to licensee control. As the bases for the existing limits on diesel fuel oil and lube oil are not changed, no change is made to the accident analysis assumptions and no margin of safety is reduced as part of this change. Therefore, the proposed change does E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 42136 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 160 / Thursday, August 20, 2009 / Notices sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES not involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety. Based on the above, the NRC concludes that the proposed change presents No Significant Hazards Consideration under the standards set forth in 10 CFR 50.92(c), and, accordingly, a finding of ‘‘No Significant Hazards Consideration’’ is justified. Model Application for Plant-Specific Adoption of TSTF Traveler-501, Revision 1, ‘‘Relocate Stored Fuel Oil and Lube Oil Volume Values to Licensee Control’’ {NRC Reviewer’s Note: Applications will need to be processed under normal amendment review controls, including technical branch review, if: • There are proposed changes to stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil current plant configuration, current numerical volume requirements, or current time period associated basis. • There are proposed changes to SR Frequency, Required Actions, or Completion Times associated with stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil. • There are proposed changes to the current ASTM D975 reference. • The current licensing basis does not require that a [7] day supply of stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil be available for ‘‘each’’ diesel generator. • The licensee’s amendment request proposes changes that are different from the approved CLIIP and are more than administrative in nature.} U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Document Control Desk, Washington, DC 20555. SUBJECT: [Plant Name] DOCKET NO. 50–llll LICENSE AMENDMENT REQUEST FOR ADOPTION OF TSTF TRAVELER 501, REVISION 1, ‘‘RELOCATE STORED FUEL OIL AND LUBE OIL VOLUME VALUES TO LICENSEE CONTROL’’ In accordance with the provisions of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 50.90, [Licensee] is submitting a request for an amendment to the Technical Specifications (TS) for [Plant Name, Unit No.]. The proposed changes revise TS 3.8.3, ‘‘Diesel Fuel Oil, Lube Oil, and Starting Air,’’ by relocating the current stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume requirements from the TS to the TS Bases so that it may be modified under licensee control. The TS is modified so that the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil inventory will require that a [7] day supply be available for each diesel generator. Condition A and Condition B in the Action table are revised and Surveillance Requirements (SR) 3.8.3.1 and 3.8.3.2 are revised to VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:07 Aug 19, 2009 Jkt 217001 reflect the above change. [In addition, the reference to Appendix B of ANSI N195–1976, ‘‘Fuel Oil Systems for Standby Diesel-Generators,’’ in the TS Bases is deleted. As a result, the only reference will be to ANSI N195–1976. The deletion of Appendix B of ANSI N195–1976 in the TS Bases is not required. ANSI N195–1976 and Regulatory Guide 1.137, Revision 1, ‘‘Fuel-Oil Systems for Standby Diesel Generators,’’ are the current Bases references.] Regarding stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil, no changes to the current plant configuration, current numerical volume requirements, or current [7] day basis are proposed in this application; the proposal merely swaps the current numerical volume requirements from the TS to the TS Bases and swaps the associated current [7] day basis from the TS Bases to the TS. In addition, no changes to any SR Frequency, Required Actions, or Completion Times are proposed in this application. The proposed changes are consistent with NRC-approved Revision 1 to Technical Specification Task Force (TSTF) Improved Standard Technical Specification Change Traveler-501, ‘‘Relocate Stored Fuel Oil and Lube Oil Volume Values to Licensee Control.’’ The availability of this TS improvement was announced in the Federal Register on [Date] ([ ] FR [ ]) as part of the consolidated line item improvement process (CLIIP). The approval of TSTF Traveler-501, Revision 1, was based on, in part, TSTF responses to NRC requests for additional information (RAI). The TSTF responses to NRC RAIs dated December 13, 2007, and May 5, 2008, are applicable to [Plant Name, Unit No.]. The SR 3.8.3.1 Bases in TSTF Traveler-501, Revision 1, reference ‘‘ASTM D975-[ ].’’ At [Plant Name, Unit No.], the current reference is ATSM D975-[ ]. This application does not propose to modify the current ATSM D975 reference. TSTF Traveler-501, Revision 1, and the NRC staff’s associated model safety evaluation published in the Federal Register, assume that the current licensing basis requires that a [7] day supply of stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil be available for ‘‘each’’ diesel generator. This is the current licensing basis for [Plant Name, Unit No.]. [Discuss any other differences not already considered with TSTF Traveler501, Revision 1.] Attachment 1 provides an evaluation of the proposed change. Attachment 2 provides the existing TS pages marked up to show the proposed change. Attachment 3 provides the proposed TS changes in final typed format. PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Attachment 4 provides the existing Bases pages marked up to show the proposed change. [Licensee] requests approval of the proposed license amendment by [Date], with the amendment being implemented [by date or within X days]. In accordance with 10 CFR 50.91, a copy of this application, with attachments, is being provided to the designated [State] Official. If you should have any questions regarding this submittal, please contact [ ]. I declare [or certify, verify, state] under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. [Name, Title] ____. Attachments: 1. Evaluation of Proposed Change. 2. Proposed Technical Specification Change (Mark-Up). [No model of Attachment 2 is provided; content is plant-specific.] 3. Proposed Technical Specification Change (Re-Typed). [No model of Attachment 3 is provided; content is plant-specific.] 4. Proposed Technical Specification Bases Change (Mark-Up). [No model of Attachment 4 is provided; content is plant-specific.] cc: [NRR Project Manager] [Regional Office] [Resident Inspector] [State Contact] Attachment 1—Evaluation of Proposed Change License Amendment Request for Adoption of TSTF Traveler-501, ‘‘Relocate Stored Fuel Oil and Lube Oil Volume Values to Licensee Control’’ 1.0 Description 2.0 Proposed Change 3.0 Background 4.0 Technical Analysis 5.0 Regulatory Safety Analysis 5.1 No Significant Hazards Determination 5.2 Applicable Regulatory Requirements/ Criteria 6.0 Environmental Consideration 7.0 References 1.0 Description The proposed changes revise Technical Specification (TS) 3.8.3, ‘‘Diesel Fuel Oil, Lube Oil, and Starting Air,’’ by relocating the current stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume requirements from the TS to the TS Bases so that it may be modified under licensee control. The TS is modified so that the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil inventory will require that a [7] day supply be available for each diesel generator. This change is consistent with NRC approved Revision E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 160 / Thursday, August 20, 2009 / Notices sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES 1 to Technical Specification Task Force (TSTF) Improved Standard Technical Specification Change Traveler-501, ‘‘Relocate Stored Fuel Oil and Lube Oil Volume Values to Licensee Control,’’ The availability of this TS improvement was announced in the Federal Register on [Date] ([ ] FR [ ]) as part of the consolidated line item improvement process (CLIIP). 2.0 Proposed Change Consistent with the NRC-approved Revision 1 of TSTF Traveler-501, the proposed changes revise TS 3.8.3, ‘‘Diesel Fuel Oil, Lube Oil, and Starting Air,’’ by relocating the current stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume requirements from the TS to the TS Bases so that it may be modified under licensee control. The TS is modified so that the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil inventory will require that a [7] day supply be available for each diesel generator. As a result: • Condition A and Condition B in the Action table are revised. Currently, Condition A and Condition B are entered when the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume requirements are not met. As discussed in the current TS Bases, the numerical volume requirements in Condition A and Condition B are based on volumes less than a [7] day supply, but greater than an a [6] day supply. The revision relocates the volumetric requirements from the TS and places it in the TS Bases. The TS is modified so that Condition A and Condition B are entered when the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil inventory is less than a [7] day supply, but greater than a [6] day supply for one or more diesel generators. • Surveillance Requirements (SR) 3.8.3.1 and 3.8.3.2 are revised. Currently, SR 3.8.3.1 and SR 3.8.3.2 verify that the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume requirements are met. As discussed in the current TS Bases, the numerical volume requirements in SR 3.8.3.1 and SR 3.8.3.2 are based on maintaining at least a [7] day supply. The revision relocates the volumetric requirements from the TS and places it in the TS Bases. The TS is modified so that SR 3.8.3.1 and SR 3.8.3.2 verify that the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil inventory is greater than or equal to a [7] day supply for each diesel generator. • [The reference to Appendix B of ANSI N195–1976 in the TS Bases is deleted. As a result, the only reference will be to ANSI N195–1976.] Proposed revisions to the TS Bases are also included in this application. Adoption of the TS Bases associated VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:07 Aug 19, 2009 Jkt 217001 with TSTF Traveler-501, Revision 1, is an integral part of implementing this TS amendment. The changes to the affected TS Bases pages will be incorporated in accordance with the TS Bases Control Program. This application is being made in accordance with the CLIIP. [Licensee] is [not] proposing variations or deviations from the TS changes described in TSTF Traveler-501, Revision 1, or the NRC staff’s model safety evaluation published on [Date] ([ ] FR [ ]) as part of the CLIIP Notice of Availability. [Discuss any differences with TSTF Traveler-501, Revision 1.] 3.0 Background The background for this application is adequately addressed by the NRC Notice of Availability published on [Date] ([ ] FR [ ]). 4.0 Technical Analysis [Licensee] has reviewed the model safety evaluation published on [Date] ([ ] FR [ ]) as part of the CLIIP Notice of Availability. [Licensee] has concluded that the technical justifications presented in the model safety evaluation prepared by the NRC staff are applicable to [Plant, Unit No.] and therefore justify this amendment for the incorporation of the proposed changes to the [Plant] TS. 5.0 Regulatory Safety Analysis 5.1 No Significant Hazards Consideration The proposed changes revise TS by relocating the current stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume requirements from the TS to the TS Bases so that it may be modified under licensee control. The current numerical volume requirements are based on a [7] day supply. The TS is modified so that the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil inventory will require that a [7] day supply be available for each diesel generator. As required by 10 CFR 50.92(c), an analysis of the issue of No Significant Hazards Consideration is presented below: 1. Does the proposed change involve a significant increase in the probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated? Response: No The proposed change relocates the volume of diesel fuel oil and lube oil required to support [7] day operation of the onsite diesel generators, and the volume equivalent to a [6] day supply, to licensee control. The specific volume of fuel oil equivalent to a [7] and [6] day supply is calculated using the NRCapproved methodology described in Regulatory Guide 1.137, Revision 1, ‘‘FuelOil Systems for Standby Diesel Generators’’ and ANSI N195 1976, ‘‘Fuel Oil Systems for PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42137 Standby Diesel-Generators.’’ The specific volume of lube oil equivalent to a [7] and [6] day supply is based on the diesel generator manufacturer’s consumption values for the run time of the diesel generator. Because the requirement to maintain a [7] day supply of diesel fuel oil and lube oil is not changed and is consistent with the assumptions in the accident analyses, and the actions taken when the volume of fuel oil and lube oil are less than a [6] day supply have not changed, neither the probability or the consequences of any accident previously evaluated will be affected. Therefore, the proposed change does not involve a significant increase in the probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated. 2. Does the proposed change create the possibility of a new or different kind of accident from any accident previously evaluated? Response: No The change does not involve a physical alteration of the plant (i.e., no new or different type of equipment will be installed) or a change in the methods governing normal plant operation. The change does not alter assumptions made in the safety analysis but ensures that the diesel generator operates as assumed in the accident analysis. The proposed change is consistent with the safety analysis assumptions. Therefore, the proposed change does not create the possibility of a new or different kind of accident from any accident previously evaluated. 3. Does the proposed change involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety? Response: No The proposed change relocates the volume of diesel fuel oil and lube oil required to support [7] day operation of the onsite diesel generators, and the volume equivalent to a [6] day supply, to licensee control. As the bases for the existing limits on diesel fuel oil and lube oil are not changed, no change is made to the accident analysis assumptions and no margin of safety is reduced as part of this change. Therefore, the proposed change does not involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety. Based on the above, [Licensee] concludes that the proposed change presents No Significant Hazards Consideration under the standards set forth in 10 CFR 50.92(c), and, accordingly, a finding of ‘‘No Significant Hazards Consideration’’ is justified. 5.2 Applicable Regulatory Requirements/Criteria A description of the proposed TS change and its relationship to applicable regulatory requirements was provided in the NRC Notice of Availability published on [Date] ([ ] FR [ ]). 6.0 Environmental Consideration [Licensee] has reviewed the environmental evaluation included in the model safety evaluation published on [Date] ([ ] FR [ ]) as part of the CLIIP Notice of Availability. [Licensee] has concluded that the NRC staff’s E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 42138 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 160 / Thursday, August 20, 2009 / Notices findings presented in that evaluation are applicable to [Plant, No.] and the evaluation is hereby incorporated by reference for this application. 7.0 References 1. Federal Register Notice, Notice of Availability published on [DATE] ([ ] FR [ ]). 2. TSTF Traveler-501, Revision 1, ‘‘Relocate Stored Fuel Oil and Lube Oil Volume Values to Licensee Control.’’ (ADAMS Accession No. ML090510686) 3. Response to NRC RAI dated May 5, 2008. (ADAMS Accession No. ML082620238) 4. Response to NRC RAI dated December 13, 2007. (ADAMS Accession No. ML080670151) 5. TSTF Traveler-501, Revision 0, ‘‘Relocate Stored Fuel Oil and Lube Oil Volume Values to Licensee Control.’’ (ADAMS Accession No. ML072040102) [FR Doc. E9–19998 Filed 8–19–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P PRESIDIO TRUST Proposed Trial Use Limits The Presidio Trust. Notice of proposed trial use limits and request for comments. AGENCY: sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Presidio Trust (‘‘Trust’’) is announcing its proposal to undertake trial temporary traffic-calming and reduction measures for a period up to 45 days in that portion of The Presidio of San Francisco under the Trust’s administrative jurisdiction (‘‘Area B’’), including temporary road closures of certain roads, in order to assess various means that may slow traffic through Area B and reduce cut-through traffic. The Trust is also announcing its termination of the trial temporary public use limits no later than 45 days after they commence. Background: In the 2002 Presidio Trust Management Plan, the Trust committed to mitigate traffic impacts as Area B occupancy increased and visitation grew. The Trust has implemented a number of strategies and an array of traffic-calming measures. In March 2009, the Trust took traffic counts at all Presidio gates which allowed the Trust to ascertain what percentage of the cars entering the Presidio simply drove through the park and out another gate. The Trust determined that, while the Trust appears to have succeeded in managing traffic generated by park residents, tenants and visitors, and that the Presidio has sufficient capacity for traffic generated by anticipated Presidio land uses, cut-through traffic has become a major issue representing VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:40 Aug 19, 2009 Jkt 217001 approximately 50% of the traffic in Area B. With the anticipated transformation of Doyle Drive, the landscape of the Presidio will be changing and new traffic patterns will emerge. As part of the planning effort required to prepare for these new traffic impacts, the Trust proposes to undertake a park-wide traffic management study commencing approximately September 29, 2009 and lasting no longer than 45 days. This trial limitation of public use and resulting study will help the Trust in implementing its management responsibilities and in avoiding conflicts among resident, tenant and visitor activities by allowing the Trust to analyze the effects of measures that are intended to slow traffic and to discourage cut-through traffic on Area B’s major streets and gateways and through the Presidio’s residential neighborhoods. In particular, it will help the Trust plan for the effect the new Doyle Drive/Girard Street interchange may have on the use of Area B streets for cut-through traffic. Further, as implementation of the Presidio’s Trail and Bikeways Master Plan continues, the Trust expects the numbers of pedestrian and cyclists using the park to increase. Ensuring the safety of this growing population means prioritizing the traffic movements of park users over traffic unrelated to park uses. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under 36 CFR 1001.5, the Board of Directors of the Presidio Trust (‘‘Board’’) may close all or a portion of Area B to all public use or to a specific use or activity, given a determination that such action is necessary for the maintenance of public health and safety, the protection of environmental or scenic values, or the avoidance of conflict among visitor use activities. The Board has determined that the trial temporary traffic-calming and reduction measures, including temporary road closures of certain roads for a period up to 45 days commencing approximately September 29, 2009, will afford the Trust the opportunity to study and monitor the effects (both positive and negative) of these actions. By this notice, the Trust is also announcing its intent to terminate these public use limits no later than 45 days after they commence. The Board has authorized these trial temporary public use limits in Resolution 09–19. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Public Affairs (415.561.5418), The Presidio Trust, 34 Graham St., P.O. Box 29052, San Francisco, CA 94129–0052. Comments: All written comments must be received by the Trust no later than September 21, 2009. Address all PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 written comments to: Karen A. Cook, General Counsel, The Presidio Trust, 34 Graham St., P.O. Box 29052, San Francisco, CA 94129–0052. All public comments submitted to the Trust will be considered, and this proposal may be modified accordingly. The final decision of the Trust will be published in the Federal Register. If individuals submitting comments request that their name and/or address be withheld from public disclosure, it will be honored to the extent allowable by law. Such requests must be stated prominently at the beginning of the comments. There also may be circumstances wherein the Trust will withhold a respondent’s identity as allowable by law. The Trust will make available for public inspection all submissions from organizations or businesses and from persons identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations and businesses. Anonymous comments may not be considered. Dated: August 14, 2009. Karen A. Cook, General Counsel. [FR Doc. E9–20030 Filed 8–19–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4R–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION National Small Business Development Center Advisory Board AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) ACTION: Notice of open Federal advisory committee meeting. SUMMARY: The SBA is issuing this notice to announce the location, date, time and agenda for the next meeting of the National Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Advisory Board. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 2 p.m. EST. ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel, 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), SBA announces the meeting of the National SBDC Advisory Board. This Board provides advice and counsel to the SBA Administrator and Associate Administrator for Small Business Development Centers. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the following issues pertaining to the SBDC Advisory Board: —SBA Update from AA/OSBDC; —White Paper Issues; E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2009-0360]


Proposed Model Safety Evaluation for Plant-Specific Adoption of 
Technical Specification Task Force Traveler-501, Revision 1, ``Relocate 
Stored Fuel Oil and Lube Oil Volume Values to Licensee Control''

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Notice of opportunity for public comment.

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DATES: Comments must be filed no later than 60 days from the date of 
publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Comments received 
after this date will be considered, if it is practical to do so, but 
the Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments 
received on or before this date.

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ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any one of the following methods. 
Please include Docket ID NRC-2009-0360 in the subject line of your 
comments. Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be 
posted on the NRC Web site and on the Federal rulemaking Web site 
Regulations.gov. Because your comments will not be edited to remove any 
identifying or contact information, the NRC cautions you against 
including any information in your submission that you do not want to be 
publicly disclosed.
    The NRC requests that any party soliciting or aggregating comments 
received from other persons for submission to the NRC inform those 
persons that the NRC will not edit their comments to remove any 
identifying or contact information, and therefore, they should not 
include any information in their comments that they do not want 
publicly disclosed.
    Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and 
search for documents filed under Docket ID NRC-2009-0360. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher 301-492-3668; e-mail 
Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov.
    Mail comments to: Michael T. Lesar, Chief, Rulemaking and 
Directives Branch (RDB), Division of Administrative Services, Office of 
Administration, Mail Stop: TWB-05-B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, or by fax to RDB at (301) 492-
3446.
    You can access publicly available documents related to this notice 
using the following methods:
    NRC's Public Document Room (PDR): The public may examine and have 
copied for a fee publicly available documents at the NRC's PDR, Public 
File Area O1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, Maryland.
    NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): 
Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are 
available electronically at the NRC's Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this page, the public can gain 
entry into ADAMS, which provides text and image files of NRC's public 
documents. If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems 
in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC's PDR 
reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by e-mail to 
pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The proposed model safety evaluation, no 
significant hazards consideration determination, and application for 
plant-specific adoption of TSTF Traveler-501, Revision 1, ``Relocate 
Stored Fuel Oil and Lube Oil Volume Values To Licensee Control'' are 
available electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML091730236.
    Federal Rulemaking Web site: Public comments and supporting 
materials related to this notice can be found at http://www.regulations.gov by searching on Docket ID: NRC-2009-0360.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Michelle C. Honcharik, Senior 
Project Manager, Special Projects Branch, Mail Stop: O-12D1, Division 
of Policy and Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone 
301-415-1774 or e-mail at michelle.honcharik@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NRC is requesting public comment on the 
enclosed proposed model safety evaluation, no significant hazards 
consideration determination, and application for plant-specific 
adoption of Technical Specification Task Force (TSTF) Traveler-501, 
Revision 1, ``Relocate Stored Fuel Oil and Lube Oil Volume Values To 
Licensee Control.'' The proposed changes would revise Technical 
Specification (TS) 3.8.3, ``Diesel Fuel Oil, Lube Oil, and Starting 
Air,'' by relocating the current stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil 
numerical volume requirements from the TS to the TS Bases so that it 
may be modified under licensee control. This model safety evaluation 
will facilitate expedited approval of plant-specific adoption of TSTF 
Traveler-501, Revision 1. After the NRC staff considers any public 
comments, it will make a determination regarding the proposed TSTF 
Traveler-501.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 12th day of August 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Stacey L. Rosenberg,
Chief, Special Projects Branch, Division of Policy and Rulemaking, 
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.

Model Safety Evaluation for Plant-Specific Adoption of Technical 
Specification Task Force Traveler-501, Revision 1, ``Relocate Stored 
Fuel Oil and Lube Oil Volume Values to Licensee Control''

1.0 Introduction

    The licensee's current Technical Specifications (TS) contain 
numerical volume requirements for both stored diesel fuel oil and lube 
oil. Any changes to the numerical volume requirements currently require 
prior approval from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). As an 
example, diesel fuel oil numerical volume requirements may need to be 
modified in order to take into account changes to the energy content 
(BTU/gallon) of available fuels in the market. Fluctuations in energy 
content could be caused by a variety of factors, including changes to 
regulatory requirements. By adopting NRC-approved Technical 
Specification Task Force (TSTF) Improved Standard Technical 
Specification Change Traveler-501, Revision 1, ``Relocate Stored Fuel 
Oil and Lube Oil Volume Values to Licensee Control,'' the numerical 
volume requirements for both stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil are 
relocated from the TS to a licensee controlled document. As a result, 
the numerical volume requirements for both stored diesel fuel oil and 
lube oil may be modified under licensee control, and therefore, may not 
require prior NRC approval. By application dated [Date], [Name of 
Licensee] (the licensee) requested changes to the TS for the [Name of 
Facility].
    The proposed changes revise TS 3.8.3, ``Diesel Fuel Oil, Lube Oil, 
and Starting Air,'' by relocating the current stored diesel fuel oil 
and lube oil numerical volume requirements from the TS to the TS Bases 
so that it may be modified under licensee control. The TS is modified 
so that the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil inventory will require 
that a [7] day supply be available for each diesel generator. As a 
result:
     Condition A and Condition B in the Action table are 
revised. Currently, Condition A and Condition B are entered when the 
stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume requirements are 
not met. As discussed in the current TS Bases, the numerical volume 
requirements in Condition A and Condition B are based on volumes less 
than a [7] day supply, but greater than a [6] day supply. The revision 
relocates the volumetric requirements from the TS and places it in the 
TS Bases. The TS is modified so that Condition A and Condition B are 
entered when the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil inventory is less 
than a [7] day supply, but greater than a [6] day supply for one or 
more diesel generators.
     Surveillance Requirement (SR) 3.8.3.1 and 3.8.3.2 are 
revised. Currently, SR 3.8.3.1 and SR 3.8.3.2 verify that the stored 
diesel fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume requirements are met. As 
discussed in the current TS Bases, the numerical volume requirements in 
SR 3.8.3.1 and SR

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3.8.3.2 are based on maintaining at least a [7] day supply. The 
revision relocates the volumetric requirements from the TS and places 
it in the TS Bases. The TS is modified so that SR 3.8.3.1 and SR 
3.8.3.2 verify that the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil inventories 
are greater than or equal to a [7] day supply for each diesel 
generator.
     The reference to Appendix B of American National Standards 
Institute (ANSI) N195 1976 in the TS Bases is deleted. As a result, the 
only reference will be to ANSI N195-1976. {NRC Reviewer's Note: This 
modification to the TS may not be needed if it already exists. The BWR 
Standard TS already contain this change. Although not a change 
associated with TSTF Traveler-501, Revision 1, verify that Regulatory 
Guide (RG) 1.137 is referenced in the reference section of the TS 
Bases. This is needed since RG 1.137, Revision 1, provides supplemental 
information to ANSI N195-1976. In addition, RG 1.137 will now be 
referenced in SR 3.8.3.1, if not referenced elsewhere.{time} 
    The licensee stated that the application is consistent with NRC-
approved TSTF Traveler 501, Revision 1, ``Relocate Stored Fuel Oil and 
Lube Oil Volume Values to Licensee Control.'' The availability of this 
TS modification was announced in the Federal Register on [Date] ([ ] FR 
[ ]) as part of the consolidated line item improvement process.
    {NRC Reviewer's Note: Discuss any differences with TSTF Traveler-
501, Revision 1. Consideration should be given to obtaining technical 
branch concurrences when the differences are more than administrative 
in nature.{time} 

2.0 Regulatory Evaluation

2.1 Modification to LCO 3.8.3, ``Diesel Fuel Oil, Lube Oil, and 
Starting Air,'' Requirements
    The regulation at Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 
CFR) 50.36(c)(2)(i) states TS will include Limiting Conditions for 
Operation (LCO) which are ``the lowest functional capability or 
performance levels of equipment required for safe operation of the 
facility.''
    The standby alternating current (AC) power sources are a part of 
the primary success path and function or actuate to mitigate a design 
basis accident or transient that either assumes the failure of or 
presents a challenge to the integrity of a fission product barrier. 
Diesel fuel oil and lube oil are retained in the TS to satisfy 10 CFR 
50.36(c)(2)(i) since they support the operation of the standby AC power 
sources. The proposed changes revise TS 3.8.3, ``Diesel Fuel Oil, Lube 
Oil, and Starting Air,'' by relocating the current stored diesel fuel 
oil and lube oil numerical volume requirements from the TS to the TS 
Bases so that it may be modified under licensee control. The TS is 
modified so that the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil inventory will 
require that a [7] day supply be available for each diesel generator. 
As discussed in Section 3.0, Technical Evaluation, this change still 
provides assurance that the lowest functional capability or performance 
levels of equipment required for safe operation of the facility will be 
continued to be met. Since 10 CFR 50.36(c)(2)(i) is continued to be 
met, this change is acceptable.
2.2 Modification to Action Table for TS 3.8.3, ``Diesel Fuel Oil, Lube 
Oil, and Starting Air''
    Paragraph 50.36(c)(2)(i) goes on to state that ``when a limiting 
condition for operation of a nuclear reactor is not met, the licensee 
shall shut down the reactor or follow any remedial action permitted by 
the technical specifications until the condition can be met.''
    Condition A and Condition B in the Action table for TS 3.8.3, 
``Diesel Fuel Oil, Lube Oil, and Starting Air,'' are revised to reflect 
the change in LCO requirements as discussed in Section 2.1 above. 
Currently, Condition A and Condition B are entered when the stored 
diesel fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume requirements are not met. 
As discussed in the current TS Bases, the numerical volume requirements 
in Condition A and Condition B are based on volumes less than a [7] day 
supply, but greater than a [6] day supply. The proposal relocates the 
volumetric requirements from the TS and places it in the TS Bases. The 
TS is modified so that Condition A and Condition B are entered when the 
stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil inventory is less than a [7] day 
supply, but greater than a [6] day supply for one or more diesel 
generators. These remedial actions are permitted by 10 CFR 
50.36(c)(2)(i), and the technical justification for allowing these 
remedial actions is discussed in Section 3.0, Technical Evaluation.
2.3 Modification to SR 3.8.3.1 and 3.8.3.2
    Paragraph 50.36(c)(3) states TS will include SRs which are 
``requirements relating to test, calibration, or inspection to assure 
that the necessary quality of systems and components is maintained, 
that facility operation will be within safety limits, and that the 
limiting conditions for operation will be met.''
    Currently, SR 3.8.3.1 and SR 3.8.3.2 verify that the stored diesel 
fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume requirements are met. SR 3.8.3.1 
and SR 3.8.3.2 are revised to reflect the change in LCO requirements as 
discussed in Section 2.1 above. As a result, the SR are modified so 
that SR 3.8.3.1 and SR 3.8.3.2 verify that the stored diesel fuel oil 
and lube oil inventory is greater than or equal to a [7] day supply for 
each diesel generator. As discussed in Section 3.0, Technical 
Evaluation, this change still provides assurance that the necessary 
quality of systems and components is maintained, that facility 
operation will be within safety limits, and that the limiting 
conditions for operation will be met. Since 10 CFR 50.36(c)(3) is 
continued to be met, this change is acceptable.
2.4 Deletion of Reference to Appendix B of ANSI N195-1976
    As discussed in Section 2.1 above, LCO 3.8.3, ``Diesel Fuel Oil, 
Lube Oil, and Starting Air,'' is retained in the TS in order to satisfy 
10 CFR 50.36(c)(2)(i).
    The proposed change deletes the reference to Appendix B of ANSI 
N195-1976 in the TS Bases for TS 3.8.3. As a result, there will only be 
a reference to ANSI N195-1976, ``Fuel Oil Systems for Standby Diesel-
Generators.'' Although not a part of TS, the TS Bases contain 
amplifying and clarifying information on TS, and modification of the TS 
Bases can potentially impact TS requirements. This modification was 
evaluated in order to consider the potential change to LCO requirements 
associated with TS 3.8.3. As discussed in Section 3.0, Technical 
Evaluation, this change still provides assurance that the lowest 
functional capability or performance levels of equipment required for 
safe operation of the facility will be continued to be met. Since 10 
CFR 50.36(c)(2)(i) is continued to be met, this modification to LCO 
3.8.3 is acceptable.

3.0 Technical Evaluation

3.1 Modification to LCO 3.8.3, ``Diesel Fuel Oil, Lube Oil, and 
Starting Air,'' Requirements
    Each diesel generator is provided with a fuel oil capacity 
sufficient to operate that diesel for a period of [7] days while the 
diesel generator is supplying maximum load demand. This onsite fuel oil 
capacity is sufficient to operate the diesel generators for longer than 
the time to replenish the onsite supply from outside sources.
    The diesel generator lubrication system is designed to provide 
sufficient lubrication to permit proper operation of its associated 
diesel generator under all loading conditions. The system is required 
to circulate the lube oil to the

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diesel engine working surfaces and to remove excess heat generated by 
friction during operation. Each diesel generator has a lube oil 
inventory capable of supporting a minimum of [7] days of operation. 
This supply is sufficient to allow the operator to replenish lube oil 
from outside sources.
    In order to meet a [7] day supply of stored diesel fuel oil and 
lube oil for each diesel generator, TS 3.8.3, ``Diesel Fuel Oil, Lube 
Oil, and Starting Air,'' currently contains numerical volume 
requirements associated with a [7] day supply for each diesel 
generator. The TS Bases currently discuss that the numerical volume 
requirements are based on meeting a [7] day supply. The proposed change 
revises TS 3.8.3 by relocating the current stored diesel fuel oil and 
lube oil numerical volume requirements from the TS to the TS Bases so 
that it may be modified under licensee control. The TS is modified so 
that the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil inventory will require 
that a [7] day supply be available for each diesel generator. No 
changes to the current plant configuration, current numerical volume 
requirements, or current [7] day basis are proposed in the application; 
the licensee is merely swapping the current numerical volume 
requirements from the TS to the TS Bases and swapping the associated 
current [7] day basis from the TS Bases to the TS.
    Section 3.3 below discusses the methodology on how the stored 
diesel fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume basis in the TS Bases may 
be modified under licensee control. The use of this methodology will 
ensure that a [7] day supply of stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil for 
each diesel generator will be met, thereby providing assurance that the 
lowest functional capability or performance levels of the diesel 
generator required for safe operation of the facility will be continued 
to be met. Therefore, this change is acceptable.
3.2 Modification to Action Table for TS 3.8.3, ``Diesel Fuel Oil, Lube 
Oil, and Starting Air''
    Currently, Condition A and Condition B are entered when the stored 
diesel fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume requirements are not met. 
As discussed in the current TS Bases, the numerical volume requirements 
in Condition A and Condition B are based on volumes less than a [7] day 
supply, but greater than a [6] day supply. The proposal relocates the 
volumetric requirements from the TS and places it in the TS Bases. The 
TS is modified so that Condition A and Condition B are entered when the 
stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil inventory is less than a [7] day 
supply, but greater than a [6] day supply for one or more diesel 
generators.
    No other parts of Condition A and Condition B (i.e., Required 
Actions or Completion Times) are proposed to be modified in the 
application; the licensee is merely swapping the current numerical 
volume requirements that dictate Condition entry from the TS to the TS 
Bases and swapping the associated current less than [7] day but greater 
than [6] day basis for Condition entry from the TS Bases to the TS.
    Section 3.3 below discusses the methodology on how the stored 
diesel fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume basis in the TS Bases may 
be modified under licensee control. The use of this methodology will 
ensure that the [7] day and [6] day supplies of stored diesel fuel oil 
and lube oil for each diesel generator that dictate Condition entry 
will continue to be calculated in accordance with NRC-approved methods. 
Therefore, this change is acceptable.
3.3 Modification to SRs 3.8.3.1 and 3.8.3.2
    Currently, SR 3.8.3.1 and SR 3.8.3.2 verify that the stored diesel 
fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume requirements are met. SR 3.8.3.1 
and SR 3.8.3.2 are revised to reflect the change in LCO requirements, 
namely that a [7] day supply be available for each diesel generator. As 
a result, the SRs are modified so that SR 3.8.3.1 and SR 3.8.3.2 verify 
that the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil inventory is greater than 
or equal to a [7] day supply for each diesel generator.
    No other parts of the SRs (i.e., Frequencies) are proposed to be 
modified in the application; the licensee is merely swapping the 
current numerical volume requirement verification from the TS to the TS 
Bases and swapping the associated current [7] day basis for 
verification from the TS Bases to the TS.
    The methodology for determining the [7] day stored diesel fuel oil 
supply for each diesel generator, as well as the [6] day supply 
associated with Condition A, is calculated in accordance with RG 1.137, 
Revision 1, ``Fuel-Oil Systems for Standby Diesel Generators,'' and 
ANSI N195 1976. ANSI N195-1976 discusses how the stored diesel fuel oil 
requirement shall be calculated based upon the diesel generators 
operating at the minimum required capacity for the plant condition 
which is most limiting for the calculation of such capacity. One method 
for calculating the stored diesel fuel oil supply takes into account 
the time dependence of diesel generator loads. That is, if diesel 
generator loads increase or decrease during the event, the load changes 
shall be included in the required fuel storage calculation. If the 
design includes provisions for an operator to supply power to equipment 
other than the minimum required for the plant condition, such 
additional loads shall be included in the calculation of required fuel 
storage capacity. RG 1.137, Revision 1, supplements the above by 
stating that for the time-dependent load method, the minimum required 
capacity should include the capacity to power the engineered safety 
features. A minimum margin of 10% shall be added to the calculated 
storage requirement if the alternate conservative calculation discussed 
next is not used. Another method for calculating the stored diesel fuel 
oil supply, which is more conservative than the time-dependent load 
method, is to calculate the storage capacity by assuming that the 
diesel operates continuously for seven days at its rated capacity. Both 
calculation methods shall include an explicit allowance for fuel 
consumption required by periodic testing. This includes the fuel 
required for operation of the engine at the minimum loads specified by 
the engine manufacturer.
    One variable used in both stored diesel fuel oil calculation 
methods is the fuel consumption rate. The property of diesel fuel oil 
having the most significant effect on the fuel consumption rate is the 
energy content (heating value) of the fuel. There are standards which 
correlate the energy content to the fuel's American Petroleum Institute 
(API) gravity or absolute specific gravity. At a minimum, plants 
calculate their required fuel storage values assuming the most limiting 
API gravity or absolute specific gravity, and therefore, the most 
limiting fuel energy content. As long as the fuel oil placed in the 
storage tank is within the assumed API gravity range or absolute 
specific gravity range, the calculations of fuel consumption and 
required stored volume remain valid. Current SR 3.8.3.3 requires new 
fuel to be tested in order to verify that the new fuel API gravity or 
absolute specific gravity is within the range assumed in the diesel 
fuel oil consumption calculations.
    The lube oil inventory equivalent to a [7] day supply, as well as 
the [6] day supply associated with Condition B, is based on the diesel 
generator manufacturer consumption values for the run time of the 
diesel generator.
    The above methods still provide assurance that the necessary 
quality of systems and components is maintained, that facility 
operation will be within

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safety limits, and that the LCOs will be met. Therefore, the change to 
SR 3.8.3.1 and SR 3.8.3.2 is acceptable.
3.4 Deletion of Reference to Appendix B of ANSI N195-1976
    The proposed change deletes the reference to Appendix B of ANSI 
N195-1976 in the TS Bases for TS 3.8.3. As a result, there will only be 
a reference to ANSI N195-1976. This modification was evaluated in order 
to consider the potential change to LCO requirements associated with TS 
3.8.3. LCO 3.8.3 requires, in part, that the stored diesel fuel oil and 
lube oil shall be within limits for each required diesel generator. The 
basis for these limits is derived from RG 1.137, Revision 1, and 
Appendix B of ANSI N195-1976.
    For proper operation of the standby diesel generators, it is 
necessary to ensure the proper quality of the fuel oil. RG 1.137, 
Revision 1, addresses the recommended fuel oil practices as 
supplemented by ANSI N195-1976, Appendix B. The fuel oil properties 
that are checked to ensure the proper quality of the fuel oil are 
sediment content, the kinematic viscosity, specific gravity (or API 
gravity), and impurity level.
    Although the reference to Appendix B of ANSI N195-1976 will be 
deleted, RG 1.137, Revision 1, which is currently referenced in the TS 
Bases, states ``Appendix B to ANSI N195-1976 addresses the recommended 
fuel oil practices. Although not a mandatory part of the standard, the 
staff believes Appendix B can serve as an acceptable basis for a 
program to maintain the quality of fuel oil, as supplemented by 
regulatory position 2 of this guide.'' Regulatory Position 2 of RG 
1.137 states, in part, ``Appendix B to ANSI N195-1976 should be used as 
a basis for a program to ensure the initial and continuing quality of 
fuel oil.'' As a result, the use of Appendix B of ANSI N195-1976 is 
still referenced, although now indirectly, and therefore still provides 
a basis for ensuring the proper quality of the fuel oil; namely that 
water and sediment content, the kinematic viscosity, specific gravity 
(or API gravity), and impurity level are within the specified limits. 
Current SR 3.8.3.3 verifies these limits.
    The change still provides assurance that the lowest functional 
capability or performance levels of equipment required for safe 
operation of the facility will be continued to be met. Therefore, this 
modification to LCO 3.8.3 is acceptable.

4.0 State Consultation

    In accordance with the Commission's regulations, the [Name of 
State] State official was notified of the proposed issuance of the 
amendment. The State official had [no] comments.

5.0 Environmental Consideration

    The amendment changes a requirement with respect to installation or 
use of a facility component located within the restricted area as 
defined in 10 CFR Part 20. The NRC staff has determined that the 
amendment involves no significant increase in the amounts, and no 
significant change in the types, of any effluents that may be released 
offsite, and that there is no significant increase in individual or 
cumulative occupational radiation exposure. The Commission has 
previously issued a proposed finding that the amendment involves no 
significant hazards consideration, and there has been no public comment 
on such finding issued on [Date] ([ ] FR [ ]). Accordingly, the 
amendment meets the eligibility criteria for categorical exclusion set 
forth in 10 CFR 51.22(c)(9). Pursuant to 10 CFR 51.22(b) no 
environmental impact statement or environmental assessment need be 
prepared in connection with the issuance of the amendment.

6.0 Conclusion

    The Commission has concluded, based on the considerations discussed 
above that (1) there is reasonable assurance that the health and safety 
of the public will not be endangered by operation in the proposed 
manner, (2) such activities will be conducted in compliance with the 
Commission's regulations, and (3) the issuance of the amendments will 
not be inimical to the common defense and security or to the health and 
safety of the public.
Principal Contributor: [NRC Reviewer]
    {NRC Reviewer's Note: TSTF Traveler-501, Revision 1, was reviewed 
by and deemed acceptable for use by licensees for plant-specific 
adoption by Aron Lewin (ITSB), Gurcharan Matharu (EEEB), Mathew Yoder 
(CSGB), and Robert Wolfgang (CPTB).{time} 

Model No Significant Hazards Consideration Determination for Plant-
Specific Adoption of TSTF Traveler-501, Revision 1, ``Relocate Stored 
Fuel Oil and Lube Oil Volume Values to Licensee Control''

    The proposed changes revise Technical Specifications (TS) by 
relocating the current stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil numerical 
volume requirements from the TS to the TS Bases so that it may be 
modified under licensee control. The current numerical volume 
requirements are based on a [7] day supply. The TS is modified so that 
the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil inventory will require that a 
[7] day supply be available for each diesel generator. As required by 
Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 50.92(c), an 
analysis of the issue of No Significant Hazards Consideration is 
presented below:

    1. Does the proposed change involve a significant increase in 
the probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated?
    Response: No
    The proposed change relocates the volume of diesel fuel oil and 
lube oil required to support [7] day operation of the onsite diesel 
generators, and the volume equivalent to a [6] day supply, to 
licensee control. The specific volume of fuel oil equivalent to a 
[7] and [6] day supply is calculated using the NRC-approved 
methodology described in Regulatory Guide 1.137, Revision 1, ``Fuel-
Oil Systems for Standby Diesel Generators'' and ANSI N195 1976, 
``Fuel Oil Systems for Standby Diesel-Generators.'' The specific 
volume of lube oil equivalent to a [7] and [6] day supply is based 
on the diesel generator manufacturer's consumption values for the 
run time of the diesel generator. Because the requirement to 
maintain a [7] day supply of diesel fuel oil and lube oil is not 
changed and is consistent with the assumptions in the accident 
analyses, and the actions taken when the volume of fuel oil and lube 
oil are less than a [6] day supply have not changed, neither the 
probability or the consequences of any accident previously evaluated 
will be affected. Therefore, the proposed change does not involve a 
significant increase in the probability or consequences of an 
accident previously evaluated.
    2. Does the proposed change create the possibility of a new or 
different kind of accident from any accident previously evaluated?
    Response: No
    The change does not involve a physical alteration of the plant 
(i.e., no new or different type of equipment will be installed) or a 
change in the methods governing normal plant operation. The change 
does not alter assumptions made in the safety analysis but ensures 
that the diesel generator operates as assumed in the accident 
analysis. The proposed change is consistent with the safety analysis 
assumptions. Therefore, the proposed change does not create the 
possibility of a new or different kind of accident from any accident 
previously evaluated.
    3. Does the proposed change involve a significant reduction in a 
margin of safety?
    Response: No
    The proposed change relocates the volume of diesel fuel oil and 
lube oil required to support [7] day operation of the onsite diesel 
generators, and the volume equivalent to a [6] day supply, to 
licensee control. As the bases for the existing limits on diesel 
fuel oil and lube oil are not changed, no change is made to the 
accident analysis assumptions and no margin of safety is reduced as 
part of this change. Therefore, the proposed change does

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not involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety.
    Based on the above, the NRC concludes that the proposed change 
presents No Significant Hazards Consideration under the standards 
set forth in 10 CFR 50.92(c), and, accordingly, a finding of ``No 
Significant Hazards Consideration'' is justified.

Model Application for Plant-Specific Adoption of TSTF Traveler-501, 
Revision 1, ``Relocate Stored Fuel Oil and Lube Oil Volume Values to 
Licensee Control''

    {NRC Reviewer's Note: Applications will need to be processed under 
normal amendment review controls, including technical branch review, 
if:
     There are proposed changes to stored diesel fuel oil and 
lube oil current plant configuration, current numerical volume 
requirements, or current time period associated basis.
     There are proposed changes to SR Frequency, Required 
Actions, or Completion Times associated with stored diesel fuel oil and 
lube oil.
     There are proposed changes to the current ASTM D975 
reference.
     The current licensing basis does not require that a [7] 
day supply of stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil be available for 
``each'' diesel generator.
     The licensee's amendment request proposes changes that are 
different from the approved CLIIP and are more than administrative in 
nature.{time} 

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Document Control Desk, Washington, 
DC 20555.

SUBJECT: [Plant Name]
DOCKET NO. 50---------

LICENSE AMENDMENT REQUEST FOR ADOPTION OF TSTF TRAVELER 501, REVISION 
1, ``RELOCATE STORED FUEL OIL AND LUBE OIL VOLUME VALUES TO LICENSEE 
CONTROL''

    In accordance with the provisions of Title 10 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 50.90, [Licensee] is submitting a request 
for an amendment to the Technical Specifications (TS) for [Plant Name, 
Unit No.].
    The proposed changes revise TS 3.8.3, ``Diesel Fuel Oil, Lube Oil, 
and Starting Air,'' by relocating the current stored diesel fuel oil 
and lube oil numerical volume requirements from the TS to the TS Bases 
so that it may be modified under licensee control. The TS is modified 
so that the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil inventory will require 
that a [7] day supply be available for each diesel generator. Condition 
A and Condition B in the Action table are revised and Surveillance 
Requirements (SR) 3.8.3.1 and 3.8.3.2 are revised to reflect the above 
change. [In addition, the reference to Appendix B of ANSI N195-1976, 
``Fuel Oil Systems for Standby Diesel-Generators,'' in the TS Bases is 
deleted. As a result, the only reference will be to ANSI N195-1976. The 
deletion of Appendix B of ANSI N195-1976 in the TS Bases is not 
required. ANSI N195-1976 and Regulatory Guide 1.137, Revision 1, 
``Fuel-Oil Systems for Standby Diesel Generators,'' are the current 
Bases references.]
    Regarding stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil, no changes to the 
current plant configuration, current numerical volume requirements, or 
current [7] day basis are proposed in this application; the proposal 
merely swaps the current numerical volume requirements from the TS to 
the TS Bases and swaps the associated current [7] day basis from the TS 
Bases to the TS. In addition, no changes to any SR Frequency, Required 
Actions, or Completion Times are proposed in this application.
    The proposed changes are consistent with NRC-approved Revision 1 to 
Technical Specification Task Force (TSTF) Improved Standard Technical 
Specification Change Traveler-501, ``Relocate Stored Fuel Oil and Lube 
Oil Volume Values to Licensee Control.'' The availability of this TS 
improvement was announced in the Federal Register on [Date] ([ ] FR [ 
]) as part of the consolidated line item improvement process (CLIIP). 
The approval of TSTF Traveler-501, Revision 1, was based on, in part, 
TSTF responses to NRC requests for additional information (RAI). The 
TSTF responses to NRC RAIs dated December 13, 2007, and May 5, 2008, 
are applicable to [Plant Name, Unit No.].
    The SR 3.8.3.1 Bases in TSTF Traveler-501, Revision 1, reference 
``ASTM D975-[ ].'' At [Plant Name, Unit No.], the current reference is 
ATSM D975-[ ]. This application does not propose to modify the current 
ATSM D975 reference.
    TSTF Traveler-501, Revision 1, and the NRC staff's associated model 
safety evaluation published in the Federal Register, assume that the 
current licensing basis requires that a [7] day supply of stored diesel 
fuel oil and lube oil be available for ``each'' diesel generator. This 
is the current licensing basis for [Plant Name, Unit No.].
    [Discuss any other differences not already considered with TSTF 
Traveler-501, Revision 1.]
    Attachment 1 provides an evaluation of the proposed change. 
Attachment 2 provides the existing TS pages marked up to show the 
proposed change. Attachment 3 provides the proposed TS changes in final 
typed format. Attachment 4 provides the existing Bases pages marked up 
to show the proposed change.
    [Licensee] requests approval of the proposed license amendment by 
[Date], with the amendment being implemented [by date or within X 
days].
    In accordance with 10 CFR 50.91, a copy of this application, with 
attachments, is being provided to the designated [State] Official.
    If you should have any questions regarding this submittal, please 
contact [ ].
    I declare [or certify, verify, state] under penalty of perjury that 
the foregoing is true and correct.

[Name, Title] --------.

Attachments: 1. Evaluation of Proposed Change.
    2. Proposed Technical Specification Change (Mark-Up). [No model of 
Attachment 2 is provided; content is plant-specific.]
    3. Proposed Technical Specification Change (Re-Typed). [No model of 
Attachment 3 is provided; content is plant-specific.]
    4. Proposed Technical Specification Bases Change (Mark-Up). [No 
model of Attachment 4 is provided; content is plant-specific.]

cc: [NRR Project Manager]
 [Regional Office]
 [Resident Inspector]
 [State Contact]

Attachment 1--Evaluation of Proposed Change

License Amendment Request for Adoption of TSTF Traveler-501, ``Relocate 
Stored Fuel Oil and Lube Oil Volume Values to Licensee Control''

1.0 Description
2.0 Proposed Change
3.0 Background
4.0 Technical Analysis
5.0 Regulatory Safety Analysis
    5.1 No Significant Hazards Determination
    5.2 Applicable Regulatory Requirements/Criteria
6.0 Environmental Consideration
7.0 References

1.0 Description

    The proposed changes revise Technical Specification (TS) 3.8.3, 
``Diesel Fuel Oil, Lube Oil, and Starting Air,'' by relocating the 
current stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume 
requirements from the TS to the TS Bases so that it may be modified 
under licensee control. The TS is modified so that the stored diesel 
fuel oil and lube oil inventory will require that a [7] day supply be 
available for each diesel generator. This change is consistent with NRC 
approved Revision

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1 to Technical Specification Task Force (TSTF) Improved Standard 
Technical Specification Change Traveler-501, ``Relocate Stored Fuel Oil 
and Lube Oil Volume Values to Licensee Control,'' The availability of 
this TS improvement was announced in the Federal Register on [Date] ([ 
] FR [ ]) as part of the consolidated line item improvement process 
(CLIIP).

2.0 Proposed Change

    Consistent with the NRC-approved Revision 1 of TSTF Traveler-501, 
the proposed changes revise TS 3.8.3, ``Diesel Fuel Oil, Lube Oil, and 
Starting Air,'' by relocating the current stored diesel fuel oil and 
lube oil numerical volume requirements from the TS to the TS Bases so 
that it may be modified under licensee control. The TS is modified so 
that the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil inventory will require 
that a [7] day supply be available for each diesel generator. As a 
result:
     Condition A and Condition B in the Action table are 
revised. Currently, Condition A and Condition B are entered when the 
stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume requirements are 
not met. As discussed in the current TS Bases, the numerical volume 
requirements in Condition A and Condition B are based on volumes less 
than a [7] day supply, but greater than an a [6] day supply. The 
revision relocates the volumetric requirements from the TS and places 
it in the TS Bases. The TS is modified so that Condition A and 
Condition B are entered when the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil 
inventory is less than a [7] day supply, but greater than a [6] day 
supply for one or more diesel generators.
     Surveillance Requirements (SR) 3.8.3.1 and 3.8.3.2 are 
revised. Currently, SR 3.8.3.1 and SR 3.8.3.2 verify that the stored 
diesel fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume requirements are met. As 
discussed in the current TS Bases, the numerical volume requirements in 
SR 3.8.3.1 and SR 3.8.3.2 are based on maintaining at least a [7] day 
supply. The revision relocates the volumetric requirements from the TS 
and places it in the TS Bases. The TS is modified so that SR 3.8.3.1 
and SR 3.8.3.2 verify that the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil 
inventory is greater than or equal to a [7] day supply for each diesel 
generator.
     [The reference to Appendix B of ANSI N195-1976 in the TS 
Bases is deleted. As a result, the only reference will be to ANSI N195-
1976.]
    Proposed revisions to the TS Bases are also included in this 
application. Adoption of the TS Bases associated with TSTF Traveler-
501, Revision 1, is an integral part of implementing this TS amendment. 
The changes to the affected TS Bases pages will be incorporated in 
accordance with the TS Bases Control Program.
    This application is being made in accordance with the CLIIP. 
[Licensee] is [not] proposing variations or deviations from the TS 
changes described in TSTF Traveler-501, Revision 1, or the NRC staff's 
model safety evaluation published on [Date] ([ ] FR [ ]) as part of the 
CLIIP Notice of Availability. [Discuss any differences with TSTF 
Traveler-501, Revision 1.]

3.0 Background

    The background for this application is adequately addressed by the 
NRC Notice of Availability published on [Date] ([ ] FR [ ]).

4.0 Technical Analysis

    [Licensee] has reviewed the model safety evaluation published on 
[Date] ([ ] FR [ ]) as part of the CLIIP Notice of Availability. 
[Licensee] has concluded that the technical justifications presented in 
the model safety evaluation prepared by the NRC staff are applicable to 
[Plant, Unit No.] and therefore justify this amendment for the 
incorporation of the proposed changes to the [Plant] TS.

5.0 Regulatory Safety Analysis

5.1 No Significant Hazards Consideration
    The proposed changes revise TS by relocating the current stored 
diesel fuel oil and lube oil numerical volume requirements from the TS 
to the TS Bases so that it may be modified under licensee control. The 
current numerical volume requirements are based on a [7] day supply. 
The TS is modified so that the stored diesel fuel oil and lube oil 
inventory will require that a [7] day supply be available for each 
diesel generator. As required by 10 CFR 50.92(c), an analysis of the 
issue of No Significant Hazards Consideration is presented below:

    1. Does the proposed change involve a significant increase in 
the probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated?
    Response: No
    The proposed change relocates the volume of diesel fuel oil and 
lube oil required to support [7] day operation of the onsite diesel 
generators, and the volume equivalent to a [6] day supply, to 
licensee control. The specific volume of fuel oil equivalent to a 
[7] and [6] day supply is calculated using the NRC-approved 
methodology described in Regulatory Guide 1.137, Revision 1, ``Fuel-
Oil Systems for Standby Diesel Generators'' and ANSI N195 1976, 
``Fuel Oil Systems for Standby Diesel-Generators.'' The specific 
volume of lube oil equivalent to a [7] and [6] day supply is based 
on the diesel generator manufacturer's consumption values for the 
run time of the diesel generator. Because the requirement to 
maintain a [7] day supply of diesel fuel oil and lube oil is not 
changed and is consistent with the assumptions in the accident 
analyses, and the actions taken when the volume of fuel oil and lube 
oil are less than a [6] day supply have not changed, neither the 
probability or the consequences of any accident previously evaluated 
will be affected. Therefore, the proposed change does not involve a 
significant increase in the probability or consequences of an 
accident previously evaluated.
    2. Does the proposed change create the possibility of a new or 
different kind of accident from any accident previously evaluated?
    Response: No
    The change does not involve a physical alteration of the plant 
(i.e., no new or different type of equipment will be installed) or a 
change in the methods governing normal plant operation. The change 
does not alter assumptions made in the safety analysis but ensures 
that the diesel generator operates as assumed in the accident 
analysis. The proposed change is consistent with the safety analysis 
assumptions. Therefore, the proposed change does not create the 
possibility of a new or different kind of accident from any accident 
previously evaluated.
    3. Does the proposed change involve a significant reduction in a 
margin of safety?
    Response: No
    The proposed change relocates the volume of diesel fuel oil and 
lube oil required to support [7] day operation of the onsite diesel 
generators, and the volume equivalent to a [6] day supply, to 
licensee control. As the bases for the existing limits on diesel 
fuel oil and lube oil are not changed, no change is made to the 
accident analysis assumptions and no margin of safety is reduced as 
part of this change. Therefore, the proposed change does not involve 
a significant reduction in a margin of safety.

    Based on the above, [Licensee] concludes that the proposed change 
presents No Significant Hazards Consideration under the standards set 
forth in 10 CFR 50.92(c), and, accordingly, a finding of ``No 
Significant Hazards Consideration'' is justified.
5.2 Applicable Regulatory Requirements/Criteria
    A description of the proposed TS change and its relationship to 
applicable regulatory requirements was provided in the NRC Notice of 
Availability published on [Date] ([ ] FR [ ]).

6.0 Environmental Consideration

    [Licensee] has reviewed the environmental evaluation included in 
the model safety evaluation published on [Date] ([ ] FR [ ]) as part of 
the CLIIP Notice of Availability. [Licensee] has concluded that the NRC 
staff's

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findings presented in that evaluation are applicable to [Plant, No.] 
and the evaluation is hereby incorporated by reference for this 
application.

7.0 References

    1. Federal Register Notice, Notice of Availability published on 
[DATE] ([ ] FR [ ]).
    2. TSTF Traveler-501, Revision 1, ``Relocate Stored Fuel Oil and 
Lube Oil Volume Values to Licensee Control.'' (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML090510686)
    3. Response to NRC RAI dated May 5, 2008. (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML082620238)
    4. Response to NRC RAI dated December 13, 2007. (ADAMS Accession 
No. ML080670151)
    5. TSTF Traveler-501, Revision 0, ``Relocate Stored Fuel Oil and 
Lube Oil Volume Values to Licensee Control.'' (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML072040102)

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