Northern States Power Company, a Minnesota Corporation; Notice of Issuance of Materials License Amendment to SNM-2506 Prairie Island Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation at the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant Site, 53723-53724 [2010-21826]

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[FR Doc. 2010–21788 Filed 8–26–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 72–10 (50–282/306)] Northern States Power Company, a Minnesota Corporation; Notice of Issuance of Materials License Amendment to SNM–2506 Prairie Island Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation at the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant Site The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) has issued Amendment 7 to Materials License SNM–2506 held by the Northern States Power Company, a Minnesota Corporation (NSPM 1 or the licensee), authorizing receipt, possession, transfer, and storage of spent fuel at the Prairie Island Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) located onsite at its Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant site in Goodhue County, Minnesota. This license amendment is effective as of the date of its issuance and shall be implemented within ninety (90) days of the date of issuance. By application dated March 28, 2008, as supplemented June 26 and August 29, 2008, June 26 and September 28, 2009, January 18, May 4, and July 27, 2010, NSPM requested to amend its ISFSI license and to reformat the license Technical Specifications (TS) for the Prairie Island ISFSI in accordance with 10 CFR part 72. The licensee proposed in the license amendment request (LAR) to modify the TN–40 cask for storage of higher initially enriched and higher burnup fuel. The modified cask is designated the TN–40HT storage cask. This amendment complies with the standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the Commission’s rules and regulations. The Commission has made appropriate findings as required by the Act and the Commission’s rules and regulations in 10 CFR chapter I, 1 On September 22, 2008, Nuclear Management Company, LLC (NMC) transferred its operating authority to Northern States Power Company, a Minnesota corporation (NSPM), doing business as Xcel Energy. By letter dated September 3, 2008 (package, ML082240762), NSPM assumed responsibility for actions and commitments previously submitted by NMC. E:\FR\FM\01SEN1.SGM 01SEN1 53724 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 169 / Wednesday, September 1, 2010 / Notices which are set forth in the license amendment. In accordance with 10 CFR 72.46(b)(2), a determination has been made that the amendment does not present a genuine issue as to whether public health and safety will be significantly affected. Therefore, immediate action on the license amendment may be taken and a notice of the action taken will be promptly published in the Federal Register. This Federal Register notice also informs interested persons of the right to request a hearing on whether the action should be rescinded or modified. Also in connection with this action, the Commission prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). The Notice of Availability of the EA and FONSI for Prairie Island ISFSI was published in the Federal Register on December 4, 2009 (74 FR 63798). In accordance with 10 CFR 2.390 of the NRC’s ‘‘Rules of Practice,’’ a copy of the EA and FONSI are available electronically for public inspection in the NRC Public Document Room or from the Publicly Available Records (PARS) component of NRC’s document system (ADAMS). ADAMS is accessible from the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/ NRC/ADAMS/index.html (the Public Electronic Reading Room). Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of August 2010. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. 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Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher 301–492–3668; e-mail Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. Mail comments to: Cindy K. Bladey, Chief, Rules, Announcements and Directives Branch, Office of Administration, Mail Stop: TWB–05– B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, or by fax to RADB at (301) 492– 3667. 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, Room 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 PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Staff Guidance Regarding the Nuclear Criticality Safety Analysis Accompanying Spent Fuel Pool License Amendment Requests, DSS–ISG–2010– 01, is available electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML102220567. 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–2010–0289. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kent A. L. Wood, Reactor Systems Engineer, Reactor Systems Branch, Division of Safety Systems, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Rockville, Maryland 20852. 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[Docket No. 72-10 (50-282/306)]


Northern States Power Company, a Minnesota Corporation; Notice of 
Issuance of Materials License Amendment to SNM-2506 Prairie Island 
Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation at the Prairie Island 
Nuclear Generating Plant Site

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) has 
issued Amendment 7 to Materials License SNM-2506 held by the Northern 
States Power Company, a Minnesota Corporation (NSPM \1\ or the 
licensee), authorizing receipt, possession, transfer, and storage of 
spent fuel at the Prairie Island Independent Spent Fuel Storage 
Installation (ISFSI) located onsite at its Prairie Island Nuclear 
Generating Plant site in Goodhue County, Minnesota. This license 
amendment is effective as of the date of its issuance and shall be 
implemented within ninety (90) days of the date of issuance.
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    \1\ On September 22, 2008, Nuclear Management Company, LLC (NMC) 
transferred its operating authority to Northern States Power 
Company, a Minnesota corporation (NSPM), doing business as Xcel 
Energy. By letter dated September 3, 2008 (package, ML082240762), 
NSPM assumed responsibility for actions and commitments previously 
submitted by NMC.
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    By application dated March 28, 2008, as supplemented June 26 and 
August 29, 2008, June 26 and September 28, 2009, January 18, May 4, and 
July 27, 2010, NSPM requested to amend its ISFSI license and to 
reformat the license Technical Specifications (TS) for the Prairie 
Island ISFSI in accordance with 10 CFR part 72. The licensee proposed 
in the license amendment request (LAR) to modify the TN-40 cask for 
storage of higher initially enriched and higher burnup fuel. The 
modified cask is designated the TN-40HT storage cask. This amendment 
complies with the standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act 
of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the Commission's rules and 
regulations. The Commission has made appropriate findings as required 
by the Act and the Commission's rules and regulations in 10 CFR chapter 
I,

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which are set forth in the license amendment.
    In accordance with 10 CFR 72.46(b)(2), a determination has been 
made that the amendment does not present a genuine issue as to whether 
public health and safety will be significantly affected. Therefore, 
immediate action on the license amendment may be taken and a notice of 
the action taken will be promptly published in the Federal Register. 
This Federal Register notice also informs interested persons of the 
right to request a hearing on whether the action should be rescinded or 
modified.
    Also in connection with this action, the Commission prepared an 
Environmental Assessment (EA) and a Finding of No Significant Impact 
(FONSI). The Notice of Availability of the EA and FONSI for Prairie 
Island ISFSI was published in the Federal Register on December 4, 2009 
(74 FR 63798).
    In accordance with 10 CFR 2.390 of the NRC's ``Rules of Practice,'' 
a copy of the EA and FONSI are available electronically for public 
inspection in the NRC Public Document Room or from the Publicly 
Available Records (PARS) component of NRC's document system (ADAMS). 
ADAMS is accessible from the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/NRC/ADAMS/index.html (the Public Electronic Reading Room).

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of August 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Eric Benner,
Branch Chief, Division of Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation, Office 
of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. 2010-21826 Filed 8-31-10; 8:45 am]
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