NUREG-1934, Nuclear Power Plant Fire Modeling Application Guide (NPP FIRE MAG), Draft Report for Comment, 68872-68873 [E9-30823]

Download as PDF 68872 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 29, 2009 / Notices Date of issuance: December 8, 2009. Effective date: As of the date of issuance, to be implemented within 60 days. Amendment No.: 180. Facility Operating License No. NPF– 57: The amendment revised the TSs and the License. Date of initial notice in Federal Register: February 24, 2009 (74 FR 8286). The letters dated June 9, and September 2, 2009, provided clarifying information that did not change the initial proposed no significant hazards consideration determination or expand the application beyond the scope of the original Federal Register notice. The Commission’s related evaluation of the amendment is contained in a Safety Evaluation dated December 8, 2009. No significant hazards consideration comments received: No. pwalker on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES Southern California Edison Company, et al., Docket Nos. 50–361 and 50–362, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Units 2 and 3, San Diego County, California Date of application for amendments: January 30, 2009, as supplemented by letters dated March 16 and September 29, 2009. Brief description of amendments: The amendments revised Technical Specification 5.7.1.5, ‘‘Core Operating Limits Report (COLR),’’ to allow the use of the CASMO–4 methodology to perform nuclear design calculations. Date of issuance: December 15, 2009. Effective date: Upon issuance; to be implemented within 60 days of issuance. Amendment Nos.: Unit 2–222; Unit 3–215. Facility Operating License Nos. NPF– 10 and NPF–15: The amendments revised the Facility Operating Licenses and Technical Specifications. Date of initial notice in Federal Register: September 22, 2009 (74 FR 48320). The supplemental letters dated March 16 and September 29, 2009, provided additional information that clarified the application, did not expand the scope of the application as originally noticed, and did not change the staff’s original proposed no significant hazards consideration determination as published in the Federal Register. The Commission’s related evaluation of the amendments is contained in a Safety Evaluation dated December 15, 2009. No significant hazards consideration comments received: No. VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:02 Dec 28, 2009 Jkt 220001 Union Electric Company, Docket No. 50–483, Callaway Plant, Unit 1, Callaway County, Missouri Date of application for amendment: December 29, 2008, as supplemented by letter dated June 18, 2009. Brief description of amendment: The amendment revised Technical Specification (TS) 3.8.4, ‘‘DC [Direct Current] Sources—Operating,’’ and TS 3.8.5, ‘‘DC Sources—Shutdown.’’ Specifically, the amendment revised the battery connection resistance verification limits in Surveillance Requirement (SR) 3.8.4.2 and SR 3.8.4.5, by lowering the acceptance criteria for cell-to-cell (i.e., inter-cell) and terminal battery connection resistances from 150 micro-ohms to 69 micro-ohms. Date of issuance: December 9, 2009. Effective date: As of its date of issuance and shall be implemented within 90 days from the date of issuance. Amendment No.: 194. Facility Operating License No. NPF– 30: The amendment revised the Operating License and Technical Specifications. Date of initial notice in Federal Register: April 21, 2009 (74 FR 18257). The supplemental letter dated June 18, 2009, provided additional information that clarified the application, did not expand the scope of the application as originally noticed, and did not change the staff’s original proposed no significant hazards consideration determination as published in the Federal Register. The Commission’s related evaluation of the amendment is contained in a Safety Evaluation dated December 9, 2009. No significant hazards consideration comments received: No. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17th day of December, 2009. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Joseph G. Giitter, Director, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E9–30675 Filed 12–28–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2009–0568] NUREG–1934, Nuclear Power Plant Fire Modeling Application Guide (NPP FIRE MAG), Draft Report for Comment AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission. PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Announcement of issuance for public comment, availability. SUMMARY: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued for public comment a document entitled: ‘‘NUREG–1934 (EPRI 1019195), Nuclear Power Plant Fire Modeling Application Guide (NPP FIRE MAG), Draft Report for Comment.’’ DATES: Please submit comments by March 10, 2010. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC staff is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any one of the following methods. Please include Docket ID NRC–2009– 0568 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–2009–0568. 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. E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 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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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 248 (Tuesday, December 29, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68872-68873]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-30823]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2009-0568]


NUREG-1934, Nuclear Power Plant Fire Modeling Application Guide 
(NPP FIRE MAG), Draft Report for Comment

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Announcement of issuance for public comment, availability.

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SUMMARY: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued for public 
comment a document entitled: ``NUREG-1934 (EPRI 1019195), Nuclear Power 
Plant Fire Modeling Application Guide (NPP FIRE MAG), Draft Report for 
Comment.''

DATES: Please submit comments by March 10, 2010. Comments received 
after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the 
NRC staff is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on 
or before this date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any one of the following methods. 
Please include Docket ID NRC-2009-0568 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-2009-0568. 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.

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    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 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]
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