Entergy Operations, Inc.; Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC; Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC; River Bend Station, Unit 1; Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station; Receipt of Request for Action Under 10 CFR 2.206, 68873 [E9-30822]

Download as PDF pwalker on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 29, 2009 / Notices 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. NUREG–1934 ‘‘Nuclear Power Plant Fire Modeling Application Guide (NPP FIRE MAG)’’ is available electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML093500187. 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–2009–0568. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Stroup, Division of Risk Analysis, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Telephone: 301–251–7609, e-mail: David.Stroup@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: There is a movement to introduce risk-informed and performance-based (RI/PB) analyses into fire protection engineering practice. This movement exists in both the general fire protection and the nuclear power plant (NPP) fire protection communities. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has used risk-informed insights as a part of its regulatory decision making since the 1990s. In 2002, the National Fire Protection Association developed NFPA 805, Performance-Based Standard for Fire Protection for Light-Water Reactor Electric Generating Plants. In July 2004, the NRC amended its fire protection requirements in Title 10, Section 50.48, of the Code of Federal Regulations to permit existing reactor licensees to voluntarily adopt fire protection requirements contained in NFPA 805 as an alternative to the existing deterministic requirements. NUREG– 1934 (EPRI 1019195), ‘‘Nuclear Power Plant Fire Modeling Application Guide, Draft Report for Comment’’ was written as a collaborative effort by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to provide guidance on using fire modeling for nuclear power plant VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:02 Dec 28, 2009 Jkt 220001 applications. The features and limitations of the five fire models documented in NUREG–1824 (EPRI 1011999), Verification & Validation of Selected Fire Models for Nuclear Power Plant Applications are discussed relative to NPP applications. Finally, the report describes the implications of the of verified and validated (V&V) fire models that can reliably predict the consequences of fires. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17 day of December, 2009. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Mark H. Salley, Chief, Fire Research Branch, Division of Risk Analysis, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. [FR Doc. E9–30823 Filed 12–28–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–458 and 50–271; License Nos. NPF–47 and DPR–28; NRC–2009–0572] Entergy Operations, Inc.; Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC; Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC; River Bend Station, Unit 1; Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station; Receipt of Request for Action Under 10 CFR 2.206 Notice is hereby given that by petition dated August 22, 2009, Mr. Sherwood Martinelli, the Petitioner, has requested that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) suspend the operating license of any Entergy nuclear power plant with a decommissioning trust fund shortfall, that the NRC take action to ensure that any shortfalls in the decommissioning trust funds be rectified, and that the NRC take certain other actions to ensure the integrity of the decommissioning trust funds. The request is being evaluated pursuant to 10 CFR 2.206 of the Commission’s regulations. The request has been referred to the Director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR). The NRC is accepting for review, pursuant to 10 CFR 2.206, those concerns identified in the petition associated with Entergy’s Vermont Yankee and River Bend Nuclear Power Plants. The NRC staff’s ongoing review indicates that only the decommissioning trust funds for Entergy’s Vermont Yankee and River Bend Nuclear Power Plants do not currently meet the funding levels of 10 CFR 50.75, ‘‘Reporting and recordkeeping for decommissioning planning.’’ As provided by Section 2.206, appropriate action will be taken PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68873 on this petition within a reasonable time. A copy of the petition is available for inspection at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland, and from the Agencywide Documents Access and Management Systems (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the NRC’s Web site, http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html, under Accession No. ML092400492. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS should contact the NRC PDR Reference staff by telephone at 800– 397–4209 or 301–415–4737, or by e-mail to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 17th day of December 2009. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Michele G. Evans, Acting Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E9–30822 Filed 12–28–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings TIME AND DATE Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 11 a.m. PLACE: Commission conference room, 901 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20268–0001. STATUS: Parts of this meeting will be open to the public. The rest of the meeting will be closed to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: PORTIONS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: 1. Review of postal-related legislative activity. 2. Reports on international activities. 3. Review of active cases. 4. Report on recent activities of Joint Periodical Task Force and status of report to the Congress pursuant to section 708 of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) of 2006. 5. Review of an internal assessment of Public Representative functions under the PAEA. PORTIONS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC: 6. Status of pending litigation (USPS v. PRC) 7. Personnel matters—consideration of Commission staff vacancies. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, Postal Regulatory Commission, 901 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20268–0001, 202–789– 6820 or stephen.sharfman@prc.gov. E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 50-458 and 50-271; License Nos. NPF-47 and DPR-28; NRC-
2009-0572]


Entergy Operations, Inc.; Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; 
Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC; Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, 
LLC; River Bend Station, Unit 1; Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station; 
Receipt of Request for Action Under 10 CFR 2.206

    Notice is hereby given that by petition dated August 22, 2009, Mr. 
Sherwood Martinelli, the Petitioner, has requested that the U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) suspend the operating license of 
any Entergy nuclear power plant with a decommissioning trust fund 
shortfall, that the NRC take action to ensure that any shortfalls in 
the decommissioning trust funds be rectified, and that the NRC take 
certain other actions to ensure the integrity of the decommissioning 
trust funds.
    The request is being evaluated pursuant to 10 CFR 2.206 of the 
Commission's regulations. The request has been referred to the Director 
of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR). The NRC is accepting 
for review, pursuant to 10 CFR 2.206, those concerns identified in the 
petition associated with Entergy's Vermont Yankee and River Bend 
Nuclear Power Plants. The NRC staff's ongoing review indicates that 
only the decommissioning trust funds for Entergy's Vermont Yankee and 
River Bend Nuclear Power Plants do not currently meet the funding 
levels of 10 CFR 50.75, ``Reporting and recordkeeping for 
decommissioning planning.'' As provided by Section 2.206, appropriate 
action will be taken on this petition within a reasonable time.
    A copy of the petition is available for inspection at the NRC's 
Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland, and from the 
Agencywide Documents Access and Management Systems (ADAMS) Public 
Electronic Reading Room on the NRC's Web site, http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html, under Accession No. ML092400492. Persons who do 
not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the 
documents located in ADAMS should contact the NRC PDR Reference staff 
by telephone at 800-397-4209 or 301-415-4737, or by e-mail to 
pdr.resource@nrc.gov.

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

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Michele G. Evans,
Acting Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. E9-30822 Filed 12-28-09; 8:45 am]
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