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Download as PDF sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES 42790 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 140 / Thursday, July 22, 2010 / Notices a requirement that each procurement action, above a reasonable level, be fully documented by maintaining the bids received and the approvals given. This would include written justification for sole source purchases above a certain level. Response: In response to this comment a new No. 12 has been added to Appendix D, incorporating the suggestion. Another LSC OIG comment questioned what ‘‘properly executed’’ means in Appendix VII E (Legal Consultants/Contract Services.) 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In accordance with 10 CFR 51.21, the NRC prepared an environmental assessment documenting its finding. The NRC concluded that the proposed action will have no significant environmental impact. [FR Doc. 2010–17737 Filed 7–21–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7050–01–P NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Advisory Committee on Presidential Library-Foundation Partnerships. National Archives and Records Administration. ACTION: Renewal of Advisory Committee on Presidential Library-Foundation Partnerships. AGENCY: This notice is published in accordance with the provisions of section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 5 U.S.C., App.) and advises of the renewal of the National Archives and Records Administration’s (NARA) Advisory Committee on Presidential Library-Foundation Partnerships. 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The regulation at 10 CFR 50.54(q) states that, ‘‘The nuclear power reactor licensee may make changes to these plans without Commission approval only if the changes do not decrease the effectiveness of the plans.’’ The licensee concluded that the proposed action constituted a decrease in the plan’s E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 140 / Thursday, July 22, 2010 / Notices effectiveness and has requested NRC’s approval of the proposed action. The Need for the Proposed Action The proposed action is needed to allow an increase in NLO staffing from two to four, allow in-plant protective actions to be performed by personnel assigned other functions, and replace a Mechanical Maintenance person with a NLO. According to the licensee, increasing the number of NLO staffing improves the response of site personnel whose emergency plan role is to assist with operator and maintenance response to the emergency event and provides an increased number of personnel for repair and corrective actions. sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action The NRC has completed its environmental assessment of the proposed changes to the Clinton Power Station Emergency Plan. The staff has concluded that the changes would not significantly affect plant safety and would not have a significant adverse effect on the probability of an accident occurring. The proposed action would not result in an increased radiological hazard beyond those previously analyzed in the updated safety analysis report. There will be no change to radioactive effluents that effect radiation exposures to plant workers and members of the public. The proposed action is an administrative change related to plant personnel work assignments. No changes will be made to plant buildings or the site property. Therefore, no changes or different types of radiological impacts are expected as a result of the proposed action. The proposed action does not result in changes to land use or water use, or result in changes to the quality or quantity of non-radiological effluents. No changes to the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit are needed. No effects on the aquatic or terrestrial habitat in the vicinity or the plant, or to threatened, endangered, or protected species under the Endangered Species Act, or impacts to essential fish habitat covered by the MagnusonStevens Act are expected. There are no impacts to the air or ambient air quality. There are no impacts to historical and cultural resources. There would be no noticeable effect on socioeconomic conditions in the region. Therefore, no changes or different types of nonradiological environmental impacts are expected as a result of the proposed action. Accordingly, the NRC concludes that there are no significant VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:46 Jul 21, 2010 Jkt 220001 42791 environmental impacts associated with the proposed action. The details of the staff’s safety evaluation will be provided as part of the letter to the licensee approving issuance of the license amendment. Environmental Impacts of the Alternatives to the Purposed Action Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 14th day of July 2010. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Nicholas DiFrancesco, Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch III– 2, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2010–17992 Filed 7–21–10; 8:45 am] As an alternative to the proposed actions, the staff considered denial of the proposed actions (i.e., the ‘‘noaction’’ alternative). Denial of the license amendment request would result in no change in current environmental impacts. The environmental impacts of the proposed license amendment and the ‘‘no action’’ alternative are similar. Alternative Use of Resources The action does not involve the use of any different resources than those considered in the Final Environmental Statement for the Clinton Power Station, Docket No. 50–461, issued in May, 1982. Agencies and Persons Consulted In accordance with its stated policy, on July 7, 2010, the staff consulted with the Illinois State official, Mr. Frank Niziolek of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, regarding the environmental impact of the proposed action. The State official had no comments. Finding of No Significant Impact On the basis of the environmental assessment, the NRC concludes that the proposed action will not have a significant effect on the quality of the human environment. Accordingly, the NRC has determined not to prepare an environmental impact statement for the proposed action. For further details with respect to the proposed action, see the licensee’s letter dated April 2, 2010 (ML100950124). Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, 1555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Publicly available records will be accessible electronically from the Agencywide Document Access and Management System (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at the NRC Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/adams.html. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS should contact the NRC PDR Reference staff by telephone at 1–800–397–4209 or 301– 415–4737, or send an e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2010–0255] Office of New Reactors; Proposed Revision 1 to Standard Review Plan; Section 13.5.1.1 on Administrative Procedures—General Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). ACTION: Solicitation of public comment. AGENCY: The NRC is soliciting public comment on NUREG–0800, ‘‘Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants,’’ on a proposed Revision 1 to Standard Review Plan (SRP), Section 13.5.1.1 on ‘‘Administrative Procedures—General,’’ (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML101340264). The Office of New Reactors (NRO) is revising SRP Section 13.5.1.1 (Enclosure 1), which updates the initial issuance of this section, dated March 2007, to reflect the changes as shown in the description of changes (ADAMS Accession No. ML101340272). The previous version of this SRP section was published in March 2007 as initial issuance (ADAMS Accession No. ML070550029). The NRC staff issues notices to facilitate timely implementation of the current staff guidance and to facilitate activities associated with the review of amendment applications and review of design certification and combined license applications for NRO. The NRC staff intends to incorporate the final approved guidance into the next revision of NUREG–0800, SRP Section 13.5.1.1, Revision 1 and Regulatory Guide 1.206, ‘‘Combined License Applications for Nuclear Power Plants (LWR Edition),’’ June 2007. DATES: Comments must be filed no later than 30 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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[Docket No. 50-461; NRC-2010-0252]


Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Clinton Power Station; 
Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering changes 
to the Emergency Plan, pursuant to 10 CFR 50.54, ``Conditions of 
licenses,'' paragraph (q), for Facility Operating License No. NPF-62, 
issued to Exelon Generation Company, LLC (the licensee), for operation 
of the Clinton Power Station, located in Clinton, Illinois. In 
accordance with 10 CFR 51.21, the NRC prepared an environmental 
assessment documenting its finding. The NRC concluded that the proposed 
action will have no significant environmental impact.

Environmental Assessment

Identification of the Proposed Action

    The proposed action is NRC approval of a licensee's request to 
revise the staffing requirements for the Exelon Nuclear Radiological 
Emergency Plan Annex for Clinton Station, Table B-1, ``Minimum Staffing 
Requirements for the On-Shift Clinton Station Emergency Response 
Organization (ERO),'' to allow an increase in the Non-Licensed Operator 
(NLO) staffing from two to four, allow in-plant protective actions to 
be performed by personnel assigned other functions, and replace a 
Mechanical Maintenance person with a NLO. The regulation at 10 CFR 
50.54(q) states that, ``The nuclear power reactor licensee may make 
changes to these plans without Commission approval only if the changes 
do not decrease the effectiveness of the plans.'' The licensee 
concluded that the proposed action constituted a decrease in the plan's

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effectiveness and has requested NRC's approval of the proposed action.

The Need for the Proposed Action

    The proposed action is needed to allow an increase in NLO staffing 
from two to four, allow in-plant protective actions to be performed by 
personnel assigned other functions, and replace a Mechanical 
Maintenance person with a NLO. According to the licensee, increasing 
the number of NLO staffing improves the response of site personnel 
whose emergency plan role is to assist with operator and maintenance 
response to the emergency event and provides an increased number of 
personnel for repair and corrective actions.

Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action

    The NRC has completed its environmental assessment of the proposed 
changes to the Clinton Power Station Emergency Plan. The staff has 
concluded that the changes would not significantly affect plant safety 
and would not have a significant adverse effect on the probability of 
an accident occurring. The proposed action would not result in an 
increased radiological hazard beyond those previously analyzed in the 
updated safety analysis report. There will be no change to radioactive 
effluents that effect radiation exposures to plant workers and members 
of the public. The proposed action is an administrative change related 
to plant personnel work assignments. No changes will be made to plant 
buildings or the site property. Therefore, no changes or different 
types of radiological impacts are expected as a result of the proposed 
action.
    The proposed action does not result in changes to land use or water 
use, or result in changes to the quality or quantity of non-
radiological effluents. No changes to the National Pollution Discharge 
Elimination System permit are needed. No effects on the aquatic or 
terrestrial habitat in the vicinity or the plant, or to threatened, 
endangered, or protected species under the Endangered Species Act, or 
impacts to essential fish habitat covered by the Magnuson-Stevens Act 
are expected. There are no impacts to the air or ambient air quality. 
There are no impacts to historical and cultural resources. There would 
be no noticeable effect on socioeconomic conditions in the region. 
Therefore, no changes or different types of non-radiological 
environmental impacts are expected as a result of the proposed action. 
Accordingly, the NRC concludes that there are no significant 
environmental impacts associated with the proposed action.
    The details of the staff's safety evaluation will be provided as 
part of the letter to the licensee approving issuance of the license 
amendment.

Environmental Impacts of the Alternatives to the Purposed Action

    As an alternative to the proposed actions, the staff considered 
denial of the proposed actions (i.e., the ``no-action'' alternative). 
Denial of the license amendment request would result in no change in 
current environmental impacts. The environmental impacts of the 
proposed license amendment and the ``no action'' alternative are 
similar.

Alternative Use of Resources

    The action does not involve the use of any different resources than 
those considered in the Final Environmental Statement for the Clinton 
Power Station, Docket No. 50-461, issued in May, 1982.

Agencies and Persons Consulted

    In accordance with its stated policy, on July 7, 2010, the staff 
consulted with the Illinois State official, Mr. Frank Niziolek of the 
Illinois Emergency Management Agency, regarding the environmental 
impact of the proposed action. The State official had no comments.

Finding of No Significant Impact

    On the basis of the environmental assessment, the NRC concludes 
that the proposed action will not have a significant effect on the 
quality of the human environment. Accordingly, the NRC has determined 
not to prepare an environmental impact statement for the proposed 
action.
    For further details with respect to the proposed action, see the 
licensee's letter dated April 2, 2010 (ML100950124). Documents may be 
examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC's Public Document Room 
(PDR), located at One White Flint North, 1555 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, Maryland 20852. Publicly available records will be 
accessible electronically from the Agencywide Document Access and 
Management System (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the 
Internet at the NRC Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. 
Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in 
accessing the documents located in ADAMS should contact the NRC PDR 
Reference staff by telephone at 1-800-397-4209 or 301-415-4737, or send 
an e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 14th day of July 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Nicholas DiFrancesco,
Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch III-2, Division of Operating 
Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
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