Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations, 31369-31379 [2011-13211]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 104 / Tuesday, May 31, 2011 / Notices 1,000 cultural heritage institutions contribute to Opening History, including about 500 libraries and 130 museums. This data collection will survey reference service providers about the perceptions of Opening History, its quality and scope, and effectiveness in meeting needs of their local user communities. This collection is necessary to achieve a thorough understanding of how Opening History is used by its target audience and to determine the most effective use of IMLS resources with respect to future development of Opening History and the IMLS DCC. Current Actions: This notice proposes clearance of the IMLS Digital Collections and Content: An Assessment of Opening History. The 60-day notice for the IMLS Digital Collections and Content: Opening History of Evaluation was published in the Federal Register on May 11, 2010, (FR vol. 75, No. 90, pg. 26283). No comments were received. Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services. Title: IMLS Digital Collections and Content: An Assessment of Opening History. OMB Number: To be determined. Agency Number: 3137. Frequency: One-time survey of no more than 613 reference-service providers. Affected Public: General public, libraries, museums. Number of Respondents: 613. Burden hours per respondent: .3/hr. Total burden hours: 183.9. Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $23,922. Total Costs: $4,921.16. Contact: Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn.: OMB Desk Officer for Education, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395–7316. Dated: May 26, 2011. Kim A. Miller, Management Analyst, Institute of Museum & Library Services. [FR Doc. 2011–13481 Filed 5–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7036–01–P mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. NRC–2011–0034] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 May 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 Notice of the OMB review of information collection and solicitation of public comment. ACTION: The NRC has recently submitted to OMB for review the following proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The NRC published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period on this information collection on February 18, 2011. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Extension. 2. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 64, ‘‘Travel Voucher’’ (Part 1); NRC Form 64A, ‘‘Travel Voucher’’ (Part 2); and NRC Form 64B, ‘‘Optional Travel Voucher’’ (Part 2). 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150–0192. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC Forms 64, 64A, 64B. 5. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Contractors, consultants and invited NRC travelers who travel in the course of conducting business for the NRC. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 100. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 100. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 100 (1 hour per form). 10. Abstract: Consultants, contractors, and those invited by the NRC to travel (e.g., prospective employees) must file travel vouchers and trip reports in order to be reimbursed for their travel expenses. The information collected includes the name, address, social security number, and the amount to be reimbursed. Travel expenses that are reimbursed are confined to those expenses essential to the transaction of official business for an approved trip. The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly available documents, including the final supporting statement, at the NRC’s Public Document Room, Room O–1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site: http:// www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doccomment/omb/index.html. The SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31369 document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by June 30, 2011. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given to comments received after this date. Christine J. Kymn, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150–0034), NEOB–10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be e-mailed to Christine_J._Kymn@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at (202) 395– 4638. The NRC Clearance Officer is Tremaine Donnell, (301) 415–6258. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 24th day of May, 2011. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Tremaine Donnell NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services. [FR Doc. 2011–13304 Filed 5–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2011–0117] Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations Addresses: Please include Docket ID NRC–2011–0117 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, http:// www.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. You may submit comments by any one of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web Site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 31370 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 104 / Tuesday, May 31, 2011 / Notices for documents filed under Docket ID NRC–2011–0117. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher, telephone: 301–492–3668; e-mail: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. • Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, Announcements, and Directives Branch (RADB), Office of Administration, Mail Stop: TWB–05– B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. • Fax comments to: RADB 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, O1–F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are available online in the NRC Library 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 the 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. • 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–2011– 0117. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Background Pursuant to section 189a.(2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (the Commission or NRC) is publishing this regular biweekly notice. The Act requires the Commission publish notice of any amendments issued, or proposed to be issued and grants the Commission the authority to issue and make immediately effective any amendment to an operating license upon a determination by the Commission that such amendment involves no significant hazards consideration, notwithstanding the pendency before the Commission of a request for a hearing from any person. This biweekly notice includes all notices of amendments issued, or proposed to be issued from May 5, 2011 to May 18, 2011. The last biweekly VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 May 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 notice was published on May 17, 2011 (76 FR 28470). Notice of Consideration of Issuance of Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses, Proposed No Significant Hazards Consideration Determination, and Opportunity for a Hearing The Commission has made a proposed determination that the following amendment requests involve no significant hazards consideration. Under the Commission’s regulations in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), § 50.92, this means that operation of the facility in accordance with the proposed amendment would not (1) Involve a significant increase in the probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated; or (2) create the possibility of a new or different kind of accident from any accident previously evaluated; or (3) involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety. The basis for this proposed determination for each amendment request is shown below. The Commission is seeking public comments on this proposed determination. Any comments received within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice will be considered in making any final determination. Normally, the Commission will not issue the amendment until the expiration of 60 days after the date of publication of this notice. The Commission may issue the license amendment before expiration of the 60day period provided that its final determination is that the amendment involves no significant hazards consideration. In addition, the Commission may issue the amendment prior to the expiration of the 30-day comment period should circumstances change during the 30-day comment period such that failure to act in a timely way would result, for example in derating or shutdown of the facility. Should the Commission take action prior to the expiration of either the comment period or the notice period, it will publish in the Federal Register a notice of issuance. Should the Commission make a final No Significant Hazards Consideration Determination, any hearing will take place after issuance. The Commission expects that the need to take this action will occur very infrequently. Written comments may be submitted by mail to the Chief, Rules, Announcements and Directives Branch (RADB), TWB–05–B01M, Division of Administrative Services, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 0001, and should cite the publication date and page number of this Federal Register notice. Written comments may also be faxed to the RADB at 301–492– 3446. Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, Public File Area O1–F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Within 60 days after the date of publication of this notice, any person(s) whose interest may be affected by this action may file a request for a hearing and a petition to intervene with respect to issuance of the amendment to the subject facility operating license. Requests for a hearing and a petition for leave to intervene shall be filed in accordance with the Commission’s ’’Rules of Practice for Domestic Licensing Proceedings’’ in 10 CFR part 2. Interested person(s) should consult a current copy of 10 CFR 2.309, which is available at the Commission’s PDR, located at One White Flint North, Public File Area O1–F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. NRC regulations are available online in the NRC Library on the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doccollections/cfr/. If a request for a hearing or petition for leave to intervene is filed by the above date, the Commission or a presiding officer designated by the Commission or by the Chief Administrative Judge of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, will rule on the request and/or petition; and the Secretary or the Chief Administrative Judge of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board will issue a notice of a hearing or an appropriate order. As required by 10 CFR 2.309, a petition for leave to intervene shall set forth with particularity the interest of the petitioner in the proceeding, and how that interest may be affected by the results of the proceeding. The petition should specifically explain the reasons why intervention should be permitted with particular reference to the following general requirements: (1) The name, address, and telephone number of the requestor or petitioner; (2) the nature of the requestor’s/petitioner’s right under the Act to be made a party to the proceeding; (3) the nature and extent of the requestor’s/petitioner’s property, financial, or other interest in the proceeding; and (4) the possible effect of any decision or order which may be entered in the proceeding on the requestor’s/petitioner’s interest. The petition must also identify the specific contentions which the requestor/ petitioner seeks to have litigated at the proceeding. E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 104 / Tuesday, May 31, 2011 / Notices Each contention must consist of a specific statement of the issue of law or fact to be raised or controverted. In addition, the requestor/petitioner shall provide a brief explanation of the bases for the contention and a concise statement of the alleged facts or expert opinion which support the contention and on which the requestor/petitioner intends to rely in proving the contention at the hearing. The requestor/petitioner must also provide references to those specific sources and documents of which the petitioner is aware and on which the requestor/petitioner intends to rely to establish those facts or expert opinion. The petition must include sufficient information to show that a genuine dispute exists with the applicant on a material issue of law or fact. Contentions shall be limited to matters within the scope of the amendment under consideration. The contention must be one which, if proven, would entitle the requestor/ petitioner to relief. A requestor/ petitioner who fails to satisfy these requirements with respect to at least one contention will not be permitted to participate as a party. Those permitted to intervene become parties to the proceeding, subject to any limitations in the order granting leave to intervene, and have the opportunity to participate fully in the conduct of the hearing. If a hearing is requested, the Commission will make a final determination on the issue of no significant hazards consideration. The final determination will serve to decide when the hearing is held. If the final determination is that the amendment request involves no significant hazards consideration, the Commission may issue the amendment and make it immediately effective, notwithstanding the request for a hearing. Any hearing held would take place after issuance of the amendment. If the final determination is that the amendment request involves a significant hazards consideration, any hearing held would take place before the issuance of any amendment. All documents filed in NRC adjudicatory proceedings, including a request for hearing, a petition for leave to intervene, any motion or other document filed in the proceeding prior to the submission of a request for hearing or petition to intervene, and documents filed by interested governmental entities participating under 10 CFR 2.315(c), must be filed in accordance with the NRC E-Filing rule (72 FR 49139, August 28, 2007). The EFiling process requires participants to submit and serve all adjudicatory VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 May 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 documents over the internet, or in some cases to mail copies on electronic storage media. Participants may not submit paper copies of their filings unless they seek an exemption in accordance with the procedures described below. To comply with the procedural requirements of E-Filing, at least ten (10) days prior to the filing deadline, the participant should contact the Office of the Secretary by e-mail at hearing.docket@nrc.gov, or by telephone at (301) 415–1677, to request (1) A digital ID certificate, which allows the participant (or its counsel or representative) to digitally sign documents and access the E-Submittal server for any proceeding in which it is participating; and (2) advise the Secretary that the participant will be submitting a request or petition for hearing (even in instances in which the participant, or its counsel or representative, already holds an NRCissued digital ID certificate). Based upon this information, the Secretary will establish an electronic docket for the hearing in this proceeding if the Secretary has not already established an electronic docket. Information about applying for a digital ID certificate is available on NRC’s public Web site at http:// www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals/ apply-certificates.html. System requirements for accessing the ESubmittal server are detailed in NRC’s ‘‘Guidance for Electronic Submission,’’ which is available on the agency’s public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/ site-help/e-submittals.html. Participants may attempt to use other software not listed on the Web site, but should note that the NRC’s E-Filing system does not support unlisted software, and the NRC Meta System Help Desk will not be able to offer assistance in using unlisted software. If a participant is electronically submitting a document to the NRC in accordance with the E-Filing rule, the participant must file the document using the NRC’s online, Web-based submission form. In order to serve documents through EIE, users will be required to install a Web browser plugin from the NRC Web site. Further information on the Web-based submission form, including the installation of the Web browser plug-in, is available on the NRC’s public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/esubmittals.html. Once a participant has obtained a digital ID certificate and a docket has been created, the participant can then submit a request for hearing or petition for leave to intervene. Submissions PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31371 should be in Portable Document Format (PDF) in accordance with NRC guidance available on the NRC public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/esubmittals.html. A filing is considered complete at the time the documents are submitted through the NRC’s E-Filing system. To be timely, an electronic filing must be submitted to the E-Filing system no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Upon receipt of a transmission, the E-Filing system time-stamps the document and sends the submitter an e-mail notice confirming receipt of the document. The E-Filing system also distributes an email notice that provides access to the document to the NRC Office of the General Counsel and any others who have advised the Office of the Secretary that they wish to participate in the proceeding, so that the filer need not serve the documents on those participants separately. Therefore, applicants and other participants (or their counsel or representative) must apply for and receive a digital ID certificate before a hearing request/ petition to intervene is filed so that they can obtain access to the document via the E-Filing system. A person filing electronically using the agency’s adjudicatory E-Filing system may seek assistance by contacting the NRC Meta System Help Desk through the ‘‘Contact Us’’ link located on the NRC Web site at http:// www.nrc.gov/site-help/esubmittals.html, by e-mail at MSHD.Resource@nrc.gov, or by a tollfree call at 866–672–7640. The NRC Meta System Help Desk is available between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, excluding government holidays. Participants who believe that they have a good cause for not submitting documents electronically must file an exemption request, in accordance with 10 CFR 2.302(g), with their initial paper filing requesting authorization to continue to submit documents in paper format. Such filings must be submitted by: (1) First class mail addressed to the Office of the Secretary of the Commission, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, Attention: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff; or (2) courier, express mail, or expedited delivery service to the Office of the Secretary, Sixteenth Floor, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852, Attention: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff. Participants filing a document in this manner are responsible for serving the document on all other participants. Filing is considered complete by first- E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 31372 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 104 / Tuesday, May 31, 2011 / Notices class mail as of the time of deposit in the mail, or by courier, express mail, or expedited delivery service upon depositing the document with the provider of the service. A presiding officer, having granted an exemption request from using E-Filing, may require a participant or party to use E-Filing if the presiding officer subsequently determines that the reason for granting the exemption from use of E-Filing no longer exists. Documents submitted in adjudicatory proceedings will appear in NRC’s electronic hearing docket which is available to the public at http:// ehd1.nrc.gov/EHD/ unless excluded pursuant to an order of the Commission, or the presiding officer. Participants are requested not to include personal privacy information, such as social security numbers, home addresses, or home phone numbers in their filings, unless an NRC regulation or other law requires submission of such information. With respect to copyrighted works, except for limited excerpts that serve the purpose of the adjudicatory filings and would constitute a Fair Use application, participants are requested not to include copyrighted materials in their submission. Petitions for leave to intervene must be filed no later than 60 days from the date of publication of this notice. Nontimely filings will not be entertained absent a determination by the presiding officer that the petition or request should be granted or the contentions should be admitted, based on a balancing of the factors specified in 10 CFR 2.309(c)(1)(i)-(viii). For further details with respect to this license amendment application, see the application for amendment, which is available for public inspection at the Commission’s PDR, located at One White Flint North, Public File Area O1 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are available online in the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/readingrm/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 at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by e-mail to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. Detroit Edison, Docket No. 50–341, Fermi 2, Monroe County, Michigan Date of amendment request: April 8, 2011. Description of amendment request: The proposed amendment would revise the Technical Specifications (TS) to VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 May 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 define a new time limit for restoring inoperable Reactor Coolant System (RCS) leakage detection instrumentation to operable status; establish alternate methods of monitoring RCS leakage when one or more required monitors are inoperable; and make TS Bases changes which reflect the proposed changes and more accurately reflect the contents of the facility design basis related to operability of the RCS leakage detection instrumentation. These changes are consistent with NRC-approved Revision 3 to Technical Specification Task Force Traveler (TSTF) Improved Standard Technical Specification Change Traveler TSTF–514, ‘‘Revise BWR Operability Requirements and Actions for RCS Leakage Instrumentation.’’ The availability of this TS improvement was announced in the Federal Register on December 17, 2010 (75 FR 79048) as part of the consolidated line item improvement process (CLIIP). Basis for proposed no significant hazards consideration determination: As required by 10 CFR 50.91(a), the licensee has provided its analysis of the issue of no significant hazards consideration, which 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 clarifies the operability requirements for the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the primary containment atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor. The monitoring of RCS leakage is not a precursor to any accident previously evaluated. The monitoring of RCS leakage is not used to mitigate the consequences of any accident previously evaluated. Therefore, it is concluded that this 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 proposed change clarifies the operability requirements for the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the primary containment atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor. The proposed change does not involve a physical alteration of the plant (no new or different type of equipment will be installed) or a change in the methods governing normal plant operation. Therefore, it is concluded that the proposed change does not create the PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 possibility of a new or different kind of accident from any previously evaluated. 3. Does the proposed change involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety? Response: No. The proposed change clarifies the operability requirements for the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the primary containment atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor. Reducing the amount of time the plant is allowed to operate with only the primary containment atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor operable increases the margin of safety by increasing the likelihood that an increase in RCS leakage will be detected before it potentially results in gross failure. Therefore, it is concluded that the proposed change does not involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety. The NRC staff has reviewed the licensee’s analysis and, based on this review, it appears that the three standards of 10 CFR 50.92(c) are satisfied. Therefore, the NRC staff proposes to determine that the amendment request involves no significant hazards consideration. Attorney for licensee: David G. Pettinari, DTE Energy Senior Corporate Attorney—Regulatory, 688 WCB, DTE Energy, One Energy Plaza, Detroit, MI 48226–1279. NRC Branch Chief: Robert J. Pascarelli. Energy Northwest, Docket No. 50–397, Columbia Generating Station, Benton County, Washington Date of amendment request: March 3, 2011. Description of amendment request: The proposed changes are administrative in nature and would delete or modify existing license conditions that have been completed or are otherwise no longer in effect. Approval of the proposed changes to the Operating License would support the Columbia license renewal effort. Basis for proposed no significant hazards consideration determination: As required by 10 CFR 50.91(a), the licensee has provided its analysis of the issue of no significant hazards consideration, which 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 amendment deletes license conditions which are completed or are otherwise obsolete. As such, the changes are strictly administrative in nature. The changes do not affect the manner by which the facility is operated and do not change any facility E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 104 / Tuesday, May 31, 2011 / Notices design feature, structure, system, or component. The proposed changes do not alter the design assumptions for the systems or components used to mitigate the consequences of an accident. Therefore, this 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 proposed amendment deletes license conditions which are completed or are otherwise obsolete. As such, the changes are strictly administrative in nature. The changes do not affect the manner by which the facility is operated and do not change any facility design feature, structure, system, or component. No new or different type of equipment will be installed. Therefore, this 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 amendment to the Operating License is administrative in nature and has no impact on the margin of safety. The changes do not affect any plant safety parameters or setpoints. The license conditions have been satisfied as required. Therefore, the proposed change does not involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety. The NRC staff has reviewed the licensee’s analysis and, based on this review, it appears that the three standards of 10 CFR 50.92(c) are satisfied. Therefore, the NRC staff proposes to determine that the amendment request involves no significant hazards consideration. Attorney for licensee: William A. Horin, Esq., Winston & Strawn, 1700 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006– 3817. NRC Branch Chief: Michael T. Markley. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Energy Northwest, Docket No. 50–397, Columbia Generating Station, Benton County, Washington Date of amendment request: April 11, 2011. Description of amendment request: The proposed amendment would revise the Technical Specifications (TSs) to define a new time limit for restoring inoperable Reactor Coolant System (RCS) leakage detection instrumentation to operable status; establish alternate methods of monitoring RCS leakage when one or more required monitors are inoperable; and make TS Bases changes which reflect the proposed changes and more accurately reflect the contents of the facility design basis related to VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 May 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 operability of the RCS leakage detection instrumentation. These changes are consistent with NRC-approved Revision 3 to Technical Specification Task Force (TSTF) Improved Standard Technical Specification (STS) Change Traveler TSTF–514, ‘‘Revise BWR [Boiling-Water Reactor] Operability Requirements and Actions for RCS Leakage Instrumentation.’’ The availability of this TS improvement was announced in the Federal Register on December 17, 2010 (75 FR 79048), as part of the consolidated line item improvement process. Basis for proposed no significant hazards consideration determination: As required by 10 CFR 50.91(a), the licensee has provided its analysis of the issue of no significant hazards consideration, which 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 clarifies the operability requirements for the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the drywell atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor. The monitoring of RCS leakage is not a precursor to any accident previously evaluated. The monitoring of RCS leakage is not used to mitigate the consequences of any accident previously evaluated. Therefore, it is concluded that this 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 proposed change clarifies the operability requirements for the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the drywell atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor. The proposed change does not involve a physical alteration of the plant (no new or different type of equipment will be installed) or a change in the methods governing normal plant operation. Therefore, it is concluded that the proposed change does not create the possibility of a new or different kind of accident from any previously evaluated. 3. Does the proposed change involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety? Response: No. The proposed change clarifies the operability requirements for the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31373 drywell atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor. Reducing the amount of time the plant is allowed to operate with only the drywell atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor operable increases the margin of safety by increasing the likelihood that an increase in RCS leakage will be detected before it potentially results in gross failure. Therefore, it is concluded that the proposed change does not involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety. The NRC staff has reviewed the licensee’s analysis and, based on this review, it appears that the three standards of 10 CFR 50.92(c) are satisfied. Therefore, the NRC staff proposes to determine that the amendment request involves no significant hazards consideration. Attorney for licensee: William A. Horin, Esq., Winston & Strawn, 1700 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006– 3817. NRC Branch Chief: Michael T. Markley. FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC, the licensee), et al., Docket No. 50–440, Perry Nuclear Power Plant, Unit No. 1 (PNPP), Lake County, Ohio Date of amendment request: April 12, 2011. Description of amendment request: The proposed amendment would revise the PNPP Technical Specifications (TSs) to define a new time limit for restoring inoperable reactor coolant system (RCS) leakage detection instrumentation to operable status and establish alternate methods of monitoring RCS leakage when one or more required monitors are inoperable. The changes are consistent with U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)-approved Technical Specification Task Force (TSTF) change traveler TSTF–514, Revision 3, ‘‘Revise [Pressurized Water Reactor] PWR Operability and Actions for RCS Leakage Instrumentation.’’ Basis for proposed no significant hazards consideration determination: As required by Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 50.91(a), the licensee has provided its analysis of the issue of no significant hazards consideration which is presented below: 1. Does the proposed amendment involve a significant increase in the probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated? Response: No. The proposed change clarifies the operability requirements for the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the drywell atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor. The monitoring of RCS leakage is E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 31374 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 104 / Tuesday, May 31, 2011 / Notices not a precursor to any accident previously evaluated. The monitoring of RCS leakage is not used to mitigate the consequences of any accident previously evaluated. Therefore, it is concluded that this change does not involved a significant increase in the probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated. 2. Does the proposed amendment create the possibility of a new or different kind of accident from any accident previously evaluated? Response: No. The proposed change clarifies the operability requirements for the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the drywell atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor. The proposed change does not involve a physical alteration of the plant (no new or different type of equipment will be installed) or a change in the methods governing normal plant operation. Therefore, it is concluded that the proposed change does not create the possibility of a new or different kind of accident from any previously evaluated. 3. Does the proposed amendment involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety? Response: No. The proposed change clarifies the operability requirements for the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the drywell atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor. Reducing the amount of time the plant is allowed to operate with only the drywell atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor operable increases the margin of safety by increasing the likelihood that an increase in RCS leakage will be detected before it potentially results in gross failure. Therefore, the proposed TS changes do not involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The NRC staff has reviewed the licensee’s analysis and, based on this review, it appears that the three standards of 10 CFR 50.92(c) are satisfied. Therefore, the NRC staff proposes to determine that the amendment request involves no significant hazards consideration. Attorney for licensee: David W. Jenkins, Attorney, FirstEnergy Corporation, Mail Stop A–GO–15, 76 South Main Street, Akron, OH 44308. NRC Branch Chief: Robert D. Carlson. Florida Power and Light Company, et al., Docket Nos. 50–335 and 50–389, St. Lucie Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2, St. Lucie County, Florida Date of amendment request: March 11, 2011. Description of amendment request: The amendments would revise the technical specifications (TSs) to define a new time limit for restoring inoperable VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 May 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 Reactor Coolant System (RCS) leakage detection instrumentation to operable status and to establish alternate methods of monitoring RCS leakage when one or more required monitors are inoperable. Basis for proposed no significant hazards consideration determination: As required by 10 CFR 50.91(a), the licensee has provided its analysis of the issue of no significant hazards consideration, which 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 clarifies the operability requirements for the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the containment atmosphere gaseous radiation monitor. The monitoring of RCS leakage is not a precursor to any accident previously evaluated. The monitoring of RCS leakage is not used to mitigate the consequences of any accident previously evaluated. Therefore, it is concluded that 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 proposed change clarifies the operability requirements for the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the containment atmosphere gaseous radiation monitor. The proposed change does not involve a physical alteration of the plant (no new or different type of equipment will be installed) or a change in the methods governing normal plant operation. The proposed change maintains sufficient continuity and diversity of leak detection capability that the probability of piping evaluated and approved for Leak-BeforeBreak progressing to pipe rupture remains extremely low. Therefore, it is concluded that the proposed change does not create the possibility of a new or different kind of accident from any previously evaluated. 3. Does the proposed change involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety? Response: No. The proposed change clarifies the operability requirements for the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the containment atmosphere gaseous radiation monitor. Reducing the amount of time the plant is allowed to operate with only the containment atmosphere gaseous radiation PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 monitor operable increases the margin of safety by increasing the likelihood that an increase in RCS leakage will be detected before it potentially results in gross failure. Therefore, it is concluded that the proposed change does not involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety. The NRC staff has reviewed the licensee’s analysis and, based on this review, it appears that the three standards of 10 CFR 50.92(c) are satisfied. Therefore, the NRC staff proposes to determine that the amendment request involves no significant hazards consideration. Attorney for licensee: M.S. Ross, Attorney, Florida Power & Light, P.O. Box 14000, Juno Beach, Florida 33408– 0420. NRC Branch Chief: Douglas A. Broaddus. Florida Power and Light Company, Docket Nos. 50–250 and 50–251, Turkey Point Plant, Units 3 and 4, Miami-Dade County, Florida Date of amendment request: February 21, 2011. Description of amendment request: The proposed amendments would relocate selected figures and values from the Technical Specifications (TSs) to the Core Operating Limits Report (COLR) including TS Figure 2.1–1 cited in TS 2.1.1, selected portions of Note 1 on Overtemperature Delta Temperature and Note 3 on Overpower Delta Temperature in cited TS Table 2.2–1, TS Figure 3.1– 1 cited in TS 3/4.1.1.1, Shutdown Margin value cited in TS 3/4.1.1.2, Moderator Temperature Coefficient values cited in TS 3/4.1.1.3, and Departure from Nucleate Boiling values cited in TS 3.2.5. The description of the COLR in TS 6.9.1.7 is also revised to reflect these proposed changes. The affected TS figures and technical limits cited above are only being relocated to the COLR and are not being changed under this license amendment request. Basis for proposed no significant hazards consideration determination: As required by 10 CFR 50.91(a), the licensee has provided its analysis of the issue of no significant hazards consideration, which is presented below: 1. Does the proposed amendment involve a significant increase in the probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated? Response: No. The proposed changes to relocate cyclespecific parameters from TS to the COLR are administrative in nature and do not adversely affect accident initiators or precursors nor alter the design assumptions, conditions, and configuration of the facilities or the manner in which the units are operated. The proposed changes do not alter or prevent the E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 104 / Tuesday, May 31, 2011 / Notices ability of structures, systems or components to perform their intended function to mitigate the consequences of an initiating event within the acceptance limits assumed in the PTN [Turkey Point Plant] Updated Final Safety Report (UFSAR). The subject parameter limits will continue to be administratively controlled in accordance with Technical Specification 6.9.1.7. Specifically, this TS requires the COLR to be submitted to the NRC each reload cycle, including any mid-cycle revisions or supplements. Therefore, the proposed amendment does not involve a significant increase in the probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated. 2. Does the proposed amendment create the possibility of a new or different kind of accident from any accident previously evaluated? Response: No. The proposed changes do not alter the design assumptions, conditions, or configurations of the facilities or the manner in which the units are operated. The proposed changes have no adverse impact on component or system interactions. The proposed changes will not degrade the ability of systems, structures or components important to safety to perform their safety function nor change the response of any system, structure or component important to safety as described in the PTN UFSAR. The proposed changes are administrative in nature and do not change the level of programmatic and procedural details that assure safe operation of the facilities. Since there are no changes to the design assumptions, parameters, conditions and configuration of the facilities, or the manner in which the plants are operated and surveilled, the proposed amendment does not create the possibility of a new or different accident from any previously analyzed. 3. Does the proposed amendment involve a significant reduction in the margin of safety? Response: No. There is no adverse impact on equipment design or operation and there are no changes being made to Technical Specification cyclespecific parameter limits themselves that would adversely affect plant safety. The proposed changes are administrative in nature and impose alternative procedural and programmatic controls on these parameter limits in accordance with the Commission’s position established by Generic Letter 88–16 (Reference 1). Any needed changes to these limits will continue to be submitted to the NRC in accordance with TS 6.9.1.7 requirements. Therefore, the proposed amendment does not involve a significant reduction in the margin of safety. Based on the above discussion, FPL has determined that the proposed change does not involve a significant hazards consideration. The NRC staff has reviewed the licensee’s analysis and, based on this review, it appears that the three standards of 50.92(c) are satisfied. Therefore, the NRC staff proposes to VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 May 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 determine that the amendment request involves no significant hazards consideration. Attorney for licensee: M.S. Ross, Attorney, Florida Power & Light, P.O. Box 14000, Juno Beach, Florida 33408– 0420. NRC Branch Chief: Douglas A. Broaddus. NextEra Energy Seabrook, LLC, Docket No. 50–443, Seabrook Station, Unit No. 1, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Date of amendment request: December 29, 2010. Description of amendment request: The proposed change would delete the Seabrook Technical Specification (TS) 3.4.10, ‘‘Structural Integrity,’’ while relocating the requirements of Surveillance Requirement 4.4.10 to TS 6.7.6.m. Basis for proposed no significant hazards consideration (NSHC) determination: As required by 10 CFR 50.91(a), the licensee has provided its analysis of the issue of NSHC, which is presented below: 1. The proposed change does not involve a significant increase in the probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated. The proposed change does not impact the physical function of plant structures, systems, or components (SSCs) or the manner in which SSCs perform their design function. The proposed change neither adversely affects accident initiators or precursors, nor alters design assumptions. The proposed change does not alter or prevent the ability of operable SSCs to perform their intended function to mitigate the consequences of an initiating event within assumed acceptance limits. The proposed change removes from the Technical Specifications the requirements associated with structural integrity. Removing these requirements will have no adverse effect on plant operation, the availability or operation of any accident mitigation equipment, or plant response to a design basis accident. The change has no impact on the ability of [American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)] Code Class 1, 2, and 3 components to perform their safety functions since these components remain under the control of [Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 50.55a]. Therefore, the proposed change does not involve a significant increase in the probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated. 2. The proposed change does not create the possibility of a new or different kind of accident from any accident previously evaluated. The proposed change will not impact the accident analysis. The change does not involve a physical alteration of the plant (i.e., no new or different type of equipment will be installed), a significant change in the method of plant operation, or new operator actions. The proposed change will not PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31375 introduce failure modes that could result in a new accident. The change does not alter assumptions made in the safety analysis. Therefore, the proposed change does not create the possibility of a new or different kind of accident from any accident previously evaluated. 3. The proposed changes do not involve a significant reduction in the margin of safety. Margin of safety is associated with confidence in the ability of the fission product barriers (i.e., fuel cladding, reactor coolant system pressure boundary, and containment structure) to limit the level of radiation dose to the public. The proposed change does not involve a significant change in the method of plant operation, and no accident analyses will be affected by the proposed changes. Additionally, the proposed changes will not relax any criteria used to establish safety limits and will not relax any safety system settings. The safety analysis acceptance criteria are not affected by this change. The proposed change will not result in plant operation in a configuration outside the design basis. The proposed change does not adversely affect systems that respond to safely shutdown the plant and to maintain the plant in a safe shutdown condition. Therefore, these proposed changes do not involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety. The NRC staff has reviewed the licensee’s analysis and, based on this review, it appears that the three standards of 50.92(c) are satisfied. Therefore, the NRC staff proposes to determine that the amendment request involves NSHC. Attorney for licensee: M.S. Ross, Florida Power & Light Company, P.O. Box 14000, Juno Beach, FL 33408–0420. NRC Branch Chief: Harold K. Chernoff. Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Docket Nos. 50–275 and 50–323, Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2, San Luis Obispo County, California Date of amendment request: March 28, 2011. Description of amendment request: The proposed amendments would revise Technical Specification (TS) 3.8.1, ‘‘AC [Alternating Current] Sources—Operating,’’ to incorporate Technical Specification Task Force (TSTF) Change Traveler TSTF–163, Revision 2, ‘‘Minimum vs. Steady State Voltage and Frequency,’’ dated April 22, 1998. The proposed changes would also revise the Final Safety Analysis Report Update to identify an exception to NRC Safety Guide 9, ‘‘Selection of Diesel Generator Set Capacity for Standby Power Supplies,’’ dated March 10, 1971. Basis for proposed no significant hazards consideration determination: As required by 10 CFR 50.91(a), the licensee has provided its analysis of the E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 31376 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 104 / Tuesday, May 31, 2011 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES issue of no significant hazards consideration, which is presented below: 1. Does the change involve a significant increase in the probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated? Response: No. The proposed change revises the acceptance criteria to be applied to an existing Technical Specification (TS) surveillance test of the facility diesel generators (DGs). The proposed changes also revise the Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR) Update to identify an exception to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.9, Revision 0, for DG frequency recovery time following loading. The performing of a surveillance test or identification of RG 1.9 exceptions is not an accident initiator and does not increase the probability of an accident occurring. The proposed new surveillance acceptance criteria will continue to assure that the DGs are capable of carrying the peak electrical loading assumed in the various existing safety analyses, which take credit for the operation of the DGs. The proposed RG 1.9 exception does not adversely impact the ability of the DGs to perform their safety function. Therefore, the proposed change does not involve a significant increase in the probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated. 2. Does the change create the possibility of a new or different kind of accident from any accident previously evaluated? Response: No. The proposed change revises the test acceptance criteria for a specific performance test conducted on the existing DGs and specify a RG 1.9 exception. The proposed change does not involve installation of new equipment or modification of existing equipment, so no new equipment failure modes are introduced. The proposed revision to the DG surveillance test acceptance criteria and the RG 1.9 exception are not a change to the way that the equipment or facility is operated and no new accident initiators are created. Therefore, the proposed change does not create the possibility of a new or different accident from any accident previously evaluated. 3. Does the change involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety? Response: No. The conduct of performance tests on safety-related plant equipment is a means of assuring that the equipment is capable of maintaining the margin of safety established in the safety analyses for the facility. With the proposed change in the DG TS surveillance test acceptance criteria, the DG will continue to [be] tested in a manner that assures it will perform as assumed in the existing safety analyses. The proposed RG 1.9 exception does not adversely impact the ability of the DGs to perform their safety function and does not impact the safety analyses for the facility. Therefore, the proposed change does not involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety. The NRC staff has reviewed the licensee’s analysis and, based on this VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 May 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 review, it appears that the three standards of 10 CFR 50.92(c) are satisfied. Therefore, the NRC staff proposes to determine that the amendment requests involve no significant hazards consideration. Attorney for licensee: Jennifer Post, Esq., Pacific Gas and Electric Company, P.O. Box 7442, San Francisco, California 94120. NRC Branch Chief: Michael T. Markley. PPL Susquehanna, LLC, Docket Nos. 50– 387 and 50–388, Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 and 2, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Date of amendment request: April 8, 2011. Description of amendment request: The proposed changes revise and add a new Condition C to Technical Specification (TS) 3.4.6, ‘‘RCS [Reactor Coolant System] Leakage Detection Instrumentation’’ and revise the associated bases. New Condition C is applicable when the primary containment atmosphere gaseous radiation monitor is the only operable TS-required instrument monitoring RCS leakage, i.e., TS-required particulate and sump monitors are inoperable. New Condition C Required Actions require monitoring RCS leakage by obtaining and analyzing grab samples of the primary containment atmosphere every 12 hours, monitoring RCS leakage using administrative means every 12 hours, and taking action to restore monitoring capability using another monitor within 7 days. Additionally, minor editorial revisions are proposed to ensure continuity of the TS format. These changes are the result of new Condition C and consist of re-lettering existing Conditions C and D as Conditions D and E, respectively. The NRC staff issued a notice of opportunity for comment in the Federal Register (FR) on April 13, 2010 (75 FR 18907–18908), based on TS Task Force (TSTF)–514, Revision 1, on possible amendments to revise the plant-specific TS, to define a new time limit for restoring inoperable RCS leakage detection instrumentation to operable status, establish alternate methods of monitoring RCS leakage when one or more required monitors are inoperable, and make TS Bases changes which reflect the proposed changes and more accurately reflect the contents of the facility design basis related to operability of the RCS leakage detection instrumentation, including a model safety evaluation (SE) and model no significant hazards consideration (NSHC) determination, using the consolidated line-item improvement PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 process. The NRC staff subsequently issued a notice of availability of the models, electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML102300729, for referencing in license amendment applications in the FR on December 17, 2010 (75 FR 79048). The FR notice of availability also stated that the NRC staff disposition of comments received on the Notice of Opportunity for Comment announced in the FR on April 13, 2010 (75 FR 18907–18908), on TSTF–514, Revision 1 is available electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML102300727. The differences between the revisions did not cause any changes to the NRC staff SE. As such the comments received on Revision 1 are equally applicable to Revision 3. The licensee affirmed the applicability of the model NSHC determination in its application dated April 8, 2011. Basis for proposed no significant hazards consideration determination: As required by 10 CFR 50.91(a), the licensee has provided its analysis of the issue of no significant hazards consideration, which 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 clarifies the operability requirements for the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the primary containment atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor. The monitoring of RCS leakage is not a precursor to any accident previously evaluated. The monitoring of RCS leakage is not used to mitigate the consequences of any accident previously evaluated. Therefore, it is concluded that this 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 proposed change clarifies the operability requirements for the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the primary containment atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor. The proposed change does not involve a physical alteration of the plant (no new or different type of equipment will be installed) or a change in the methods governing normal plant operation. Therefore, it is concluded that the proposed change does not create the possibility of a new or different kind of accident from any previously evaluated. 3. Does the proposed change involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety? E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 104 / Tuesday, May 31, 2011 / Notices Response: No. The proposed change clarifies the operability requirements for the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the primary containment atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor. Reducing the amount of time the plant is allowed to operate, with only the primary containment atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor operable, increases the margin of safety by limiting continued plant operation during the timeframe of reduced monitoring capabilities. Therefore, it is concluded that the proposed change does not involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety. The NRC staff has reviewed the licensee’s analysis and, based on this review, it appears that the three standards of 10 CFR 50.92(c) are satisfied. Therefore, the NRC staff proposes to determine that the amendment request involves no significant hazards consideration. Attorney for licensee: Bryan A. Snapp, Esquire, Assoc. General Counsel, PPL Services Corporation, 2 North Ninth St., GENTW3, Allentown, PA 18101–1179. NRC Branch Chief: Nancy L. Salgado. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Virginia Electric and Power Company, Docket Nos. 50–338 and 50–339, North Anna Power Station, Units No. 1 and No. 2, Louisa County, Virginia Date of amendment request: April 27, 2011. Description of amendment request: The proposed amendment would revise the technical specifications (TS) to define a new time limit for restoring inoperable Reactor Coolant System (RCS) leakage detection instrumentation to operable status and establish alternate methods of monitoring RCS leakage when one or more required monitors are inoperable. These changes are consistent with Technical Specification Task Force traveler TSTF–513, Revision 3, ‘‘Revise PWR [pressurized water reactor] Operability Requirements and Actions for RCS Leakage Instrumentation.’’ The availability of this TS improvement was announced in the Federal Register on January 3, 2011 (76 FR 189) as part of the consolidated line-item improvement process. Basis for proposed no significant hazards consideration determination: As required by 10 CFR 50.91(a), the licensee has provided its analysis of the issue of no significant hazards consideration, which is presented below: 1. Does the proposed change involve a significant increase in the probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated? Response: No. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 May 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 The proposed change clarifies the operability requirements for the RCS leakage detection instrumentation presently installed in the plant and reduces the time allowed for the plant to operate when the only TSrequired operable RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the containment atmosphere gaseous radiation monitor. Monitoring for RCS leakage does not contribute to the probability of an accident, Furthermore, the monitoring of RCS leakage is not a precursor to any accident previously evaluated. Monitoring RCS leakage is not used to mitigate the consequences of any accident previously evaluated. Therefore, it is concluded that 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 proposed change clarifies the operability requirements for the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the containment atmosphere gaseous radiation monitor. The proposed change does not involve a physical alteration of the plant (no new or different type of equipment will be installed) or a change in the methods governing normal plant operation. The proposed change maintains sufficient continuity and diversity of leak detection capability that the probability of piping evaluated and approved for Leak-BeforeBreak progressing to pipe rupture remains extremely low. Therefore, it is concluded that the proposed change does not create the possibility of a new or different kind of accident from any previously evaluated. 3. Does the proposed change involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety? Response: No. The proposed change clarifies the operability requirements for the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the containment atmosphere gaseous radiation monitor. Reducing the amount of time the plant is allowed to operate with only the containment atmosphere gaseous radiation monitor operable has a positive impact on the margin of safety by limiting the time of plant operation in this configuration, which increases the likelihood that an increase in RCS leakage will be detected before it potentially results in gross failure. Therefore, it is concluded that the proposed change does not involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety. The NRC staff has reviewed the licensee’s analysis and, based on this review, it appears that the three standards of 50.92(c) are satisfied. Therefore, the NRC staff proposes to determine that the amendment request involves no significant hazards consideration. PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31377 Attorney for licensee: Lillian M. Cuoco, Senior Counsel, Dominion Resources Services, Inc., 120 Tredegar Street, RS–2, Richmond, VA 23219. NRC Branch Chief: Gloria Kulesa. Notice of Issuance of Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses During the period since publication of the last biweekly notice, the Commission has issued the following amendments. The Commission has determined for each of these amendments that the application 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, which are set forth in the license amendment. Notice of Consideration of Issuance of Amendment to Facility Operating License, Proposed No Significant Hazards Consideration Determination, and Opportunity for A Hearing in connection with these actions was published in the Federal Register as indicated. Unless otherwise indicated, the Commission has determined that these amendments satisfy the criteria for categorical exclusion in accordance with 10 CFR 51.22. Therefore, pursuant to 10 CFR 51.22(b), no environmental impact statement or environmental assessment need be prepared for these amendments. If the Commission has prepared an environmental assessment under the special circumstances provision in 10 CFR 51.22(b) and has made a determination based on that assessment, it is so indicated. For further details with respect to the action see (1) The applications for amendment, (2) the amendment, and (3) the Commission’s related letter, Safety Evaluation and/or Environmental Assessment as indicated. All of these items are available for public inspection at the Commission’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, Public File Area 01F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are accessible electronically through the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) in the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/adams.html. If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the PDR Reference staff at 1 800–397–4209, 301–415–4737 or by e-mail to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 31378 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 104 / Tuesday, May 31, 2011 / Notices Energy Northwest, Docket No. 50–397, Columbia Generating Station, Benton County, Washington Date of application for amendment: September 30, 2010. Brief description of amendment: The amendment revised Technical Specification (TS) 3.1.7, ‘‘Standby Liquid Control (SLC) System,’’ to support a transition to GE14 fuel in the Columbia Generating Station reactor core. Specifically, the changes raised the required average boron concentration in the SLC delivered to the reactor core from 660 parts per million (ppm) natural boron to a concentration equivalent to 780 ppm natural boron. The licensee will accomplish this by using sodium pentaborate solution enriched with the Boron-10 (B–10) isotope. As a result, the amendment added a new TS Surveillance Requirement 3.1.7.9 to verify sodium pentaborate enrichment is ≥ 44.0 atom percent B–10 prior to addition to the SLC tank. The associated TS Bases will be updated under TS 5.5.10, ‘‘Technical Specification (TS) Bases Control Program,’’ to reflect the increase in the SLC Boron-10 enrichment. Date of issuance: May 18, 2011. Effective date: As of its date of issuance and shall be implemented during the spring 2011 refueling outage. Amendment No.: 221. Facility Operating License No. NPF– 21: The amendment revised the Facility Operating License and Technical Specifications. Date of initial notice in Federal Register: December 14, 2010 (75 FR 77912). The Commission’s related evaluation of the amendment is contained in a Safety Evaluation dated May 18, 2011. No significant hazards consideration comments received: No. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Exelon Generation Company, LLC, Docket Nos. 50–352 and 50–353, Limerick Generating Station (LGS), Units 1 and 2, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Date of application for amendment: June 30, 2010, as supplemented by letter dated December 15, 2010. Brief description of amendment: The amendments change the High Pressure Coolant Injection (HPCI) Equipment Room Delta Temperature High Trip Setpoint and Allowable Value listed in Technical Specification Table 3.3.2–2, Isolation Actuation Instrumentation Setpoints, Item 4e. The changes were proposed as a result of a revised licensee analysis which indicated that the setpoints needed to be lowered to provide an isolation signal for the HPCI VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 May 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 steam supply lines, appropriate for all postulated conditions, in the event of a 25 gallon-per-minute HPCI steam line leak. Date of issuance: May 11, 2011. Effective date: As of the date of issuance, and shall be implemented within 60 days of issuance. Amendment Nos.: Unit 1–202; Unit 2–164. Facility Operating License Nos. NPF– 39 and NPF–85. The amendments revised the licenses and the Technical Specifications. Date of initial notice in Federal Register: August 24, 2010 (75 FR 52041). The supplement dated December 15, 2010, provided additional information that clarified the application, did not expand the scope of the application as originally noticed and did not change the NRC staff’s original proposed no significant hazards determination. The Commission’s related evaluation of the amendments is contained in a Safety Evaluation dated May 11, 2011. No significant hazards consideration comments received: No. Northern States Power Company— Minnesota, Docket No. 50–282, Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant, Unit 1, Goodhue County, Minnesota Date of application for amendment: February 3, 2011, as supplemented by letter dated March 15, 2011. Brief description of amendment: This amendment revises the Facility Operating License and the Technical Specification 3.8.1, ‘‘AC Sources— Operating’’, Surveillance Requirement 3.8.1.10 footnote requiring battery charger modifications. Date of issuance: April 29, 2011. Effective date: As of the date of issuance and shall be implemented within 15 days. Amendment No.: 200. Facility Operating License No. DPR– 42: Amendment revises the Technical Specifications. Date of initial notice in Federal Register: February 22, 2011 (76 FR 9827). The supplemental letter contained clarifying information and did not change this initial no significant hazard consideration determination, and did not expand the scope of the original Federal Register notice. The Commission’s related evaluation of the amendment is contained in a Safety Evaluation dated April 29, 2011. No significant hazards consideration comments received: No. PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Northern States Power Company— Minnesota, Docket Nos. 50–282 and 50– 306, Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant, Units 1 and 2, Goodhue County, Minnesota Date of application for amendments: June 14, 2010. Brief description of amendments: These amendments revise the Technical Specifications to allow the use of a dedicated on-line core power distribution monitoring system, the Westinghouse Best Estimate Analyzer for Core Operation—Nuclear (BEACONTM). Date of issuance: May 4, 2011. Effective date: As of the date of issuance and shall be implemented prior to December 31, 2011. Amendment Nos.: 201/188. Facility Operating License Nos. DPR– 42 and DPR–60: Amendments revised the Technical Specifications. Date of initial notice in Federal Register: September 21, 2010 (75 FR 57527). The Commission’s related evaluation of the amendments is contained in a Safety Evaluation dated May 4, 2011. No significant hazards consideration comments received: No. Northern States Power Company— Minnesota (NSPM), Docket No. 50–263, Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant, Wright County, Minnesota Date of application for amendment: September 17, 2010, as supplemented by letters dated February 8 and April 27, 2011. Brief description of amendment: The amendment revised the minimum critical power ratio safety limits in Technical Specification 2.1.1.2 from ≥ 1.10 to ≥ 1.15 for two recirculation loop operation, and from ≥ 1.12 to ≥ 1.15 for single recirculation loop operation. Date of issuance: May 4, 2011. Effective date: As of the date of issuance and shall be implemented before startup from the Spring 2011 refueling outage. Amendment No.: 165. Facility Operating License No. DPR– 22. Amendment revised the Technical Specifications. Date of initial notice in Federal Register: November 2, 2010 (75 FR 67403) The Commission’s related evaluation of the amendment is contained in a Safety Evaluation dated May 4, 2011. No significant hazards consideration comments received: No. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 19th day of May 2011. E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 104 / Tuesday, May 31, 2011 / Notices For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Joseph G. Giitter, Director, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. Commission. Telephone: 301–415–2963; e-mail: Eric.Bowman@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2011–13211 Filed 5–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2011–0120] Notice of Issuance of Bulletin 2011–01, Mitigating Strategies U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of Issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued Bulletin 2011–01 to all holders of operating licenses for nuclear power reactors, except those who have permanently ceased operation and have certified that fuel has been removed from the reactor vessel. The NRC has issued this Bulletin to obtain a comprehensive verification of compliance with the regulatory requirements regarding the conditions of licenses. DATES: The Bulletin was issued on May 11, 2011. ADDRESSES: NRC Bulletin 2011–01: ‘‘Mitigating Strategies’’ is available through the NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) under Accession Number: ML111250360. • NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR): The public may examine and have copied, for a fee, publicly available documents at the NRC’s PDR, O1–F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are available online in the NRC Library 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 the 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Eric Bowman, Senior Project Manager, Generic Communications and Power Uprate Branch, Division of Policy and Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 May 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 The NRC Has Issued This Bulletin for Three Purposes 1. To require that addressees provide a comprehensive verification of their compliance with the regulatory requirements of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 50.54(hh)(2), 2. To notify addressees about the NRC staff’s need for information associated with licensee mitigating strategies under 10 CFR 50.54(hh)(2) in light of the recent events at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi facility in order to determine if (1) Additional assessment of program implementation is needed, (2) the current inspection program should be enhanced, or (3) further regulatory action is warranted, and 3. To require that addressees provide a written response to the NRC in accordance with 10 CFR 50.54(f). Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 24th day of May 2011. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Stacey Rosenberg, Chief, Generic Communications and Power Uprate Branch, Division of Policy and Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2011–13355 Filed 5–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 030–03754; NRC–2011–0033] Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for License Amendment for ABB, Inc., Windsor, CT U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: John Nicholson, Project Manager, Decommissioning Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Region I, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 19406. Telephone: 610–337–5236; fax number: 610–337–5269; e-mail: John.Nicholson@nrc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a license amendment to Material License No. 06– 00217–06 issued to ABB, Inc. (ABB or, ‘‘the licensee’’), to authorize a revision to PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31379 the previously approved (June 1, 2004) Decommissioning Plan (DP) for its CE Windsor Site (Facility) located at 2000 Day Hill Road, Windsor, Connecticut. The NRC has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) in support of this amendment in accordance with the requirements of 10 CFR Part 51. Based on the EA, the NRC has concluded that a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is appropriate. The amendment will be issued following the publication of this Notice. II. EA Summary Identification of Proposed Action The purpose of the proposed amendment is to approve a revision, Decommissioning Plan Revision (DP) 2, to the previously approved site DP for the licensee’s facility. The original DP was approved on June 1, 2004, and revision 1 was approved on July 8, 2009. Specifically, this Revision 2 to the approved DP expands the scope of the DP and provides the radiological status and remediation plans for select Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) areas, including the Site Brook and the adjacent Debris Pile. In addition, sitespecific derived concentration guideline limits (DCGLs) for thorium-232 (Th-232) and radium-226 (Ra-226) are provided in the revised DP. Small quantities of Th-232 and Ra-226 were identified during investigational sampling of the Burning Grounds area, and DCGLs have been developed and submitted for approval as an addendum to the DP, Revision 2 (Derivation of the SiteSpecific Soil DCGLs Addendum Soil DCGLs for Thorium and Radium). The revised DP does not change any previously approved remediation activities or DCGLs for uranium or cobalt-60 (Co-60) at the site. On February 26, 2010, and as supplemented on August 6, 2010, ABB, Inc. requested that NRC approve the proposed amendment. The licensee’s request for the proposed change, including an opportunity to request a hearing or provide comments, was previously noticed in the Federal Register on February 15, 2011 (76FR8785). The staff has prepared the EA in support of the proposed license amendment. The proposed actions will allow the licensee to continue to remediate the remainder of the site for eventual unrestricted use pending final status survey results. The licensee has obtained the proper permits from the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection for the planned remediation activities E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2011-0117]


Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility 
Operating Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations

    Addresses: Please include Docket ID NRC-2011-0117 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, http://www.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. You may submit comments by any one of the following 
methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web Site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search

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for documents filed under Docket ID NRC-2011-0117. Address questions 
about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher, telephone: 301-492-3668; e-mail: 
Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov.
     Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, 
Announcements, and Directives Branch (RADB), Office of Administration, 
Mail Stop: TWB-05-B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC 20555-0001.
     Fax comments to: RADB 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, O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, 
Maryland 20852.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC 
are available online in the NRC Library 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 the 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.
     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-2011-0117.

I. Background

    Pursuant to section 189a.(2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as 
amended (the Act), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (the 
Commission or NRC) is publishing this regular biweekly notice. The Act 
requires the Commission publish notice of any amendments issued, or 
proposed to be issued and grants the Commission the authority to issue 
and make immediately effective any amendment to an operating license 
upon a determination by the Commission that such amendment involves no 
significant hazards consideration, notwithstanding the pendency before 
the Commission of a request for a hearing from any person.
    This biweekly notice includes all notices of amendments issued, or 
proposed to be issued from May 5, 2011 to May 18, 2011. The last 
biweekly notice was published on May 17, 2011 (76 FR 28470).

Notice of Consideration of Issuance of Amendments to Facility Operating 
Licenses, Proposed No Significant Hazards Consideration Determination, 
and Opportunity for a Hearing

    The Commission has made a proposed determination that the following 
amendment requests involve no significant hazards consideration. Under 
the Commission's regulations in Title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (10 CFR), Sec.  50.92, this means that operation of the 
facility in accordance with the proposed amendment would not (1) 
Involve a significant increase in the probability or consequences of an 
accident previously evaluated; or (2) create the possibility of a new 
or different kind of accident from any accident previously evaluated; 
or (3) involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety. The basis 
for this proposed determination for each amendment request is shown 
below.
    The Commission is seeking public comments on this proposed 
determination. Any comments received within 30 days after the date of 
publication of this notice will be considered in making any final 
determination.
    Normally, the Commission will not issue the amendment until the 
expiration of 60 days after the date of publication of this notice. The 
Commission may issue the license amendment before expiration of the 60-
day period provided that its final determination is that the amendment 
involves no significant hazards consideration. In addition, the 
Commission may issue the amendment prior to the expiration of the 30-
day comment period should circumstances change during the 30-day 
comment period such that failure to act in a timely way would result, 
for example in derating or shutdown of the facility. Should the 
Commission take action prior to the expiration of either the comment 
period or the notice period, it will publish in the Federal Register a 
notice of issuance. Should the Commission make a final No Significant 
Hazards Consideration Determination, any hearing will take place after 
issuance. The Commission expects that the need to take this action will 
occur very infrequently.
    Written comments may be submitted by mail to the Chief, Rules, 
Announcements and Directives Branch (RADB), TWB-05-B01M, Division of 
Administrative Services, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, and should cite the 
publication date and page number of this Federal Register notice. 
Written comments may also be faxed to the RADB at 301-492-3446. 
Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC's Public 
Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, Public File Area 
O1-F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland.
    Within 60 days after the date of publication of this notice, any 
person(s) whose interest may be affected by this action may file a 
request for a hearing and a petition to intervene with respect to 
issuance of the amendment to the subject facility operating license. 
Requests for a hearing and a petition for leave to intervene shall be 
filed in accordance with the Commission's ''Rules of Practice for 
Domestic Licensing Proceedings'' in 10 CFR part 2. Interested person(s) 
should consult a current copy of 10 CFR 2.309, which is available at 
the Commission's PDR, located at One White Flint North, Public File 
Area O1-F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. 
NRC regulations are available online in the NRC Library on the NRC Web 
site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/cfr/. If a 
request for a hearing or petition for leave to intervene is filed by 
the above date, the Commission or a presiding officer designated by the 
Commission or by the Chief Administrative Judge of the Atomic Safety 
and Licensing Board Panel, will rule on the request and/or petition; 
and the Secretary or the Chief Administrative Judge of the Atomic 
Safety and Licensing Board will issue a notice of a hearing or an 
appropriate order.
    As required by 10 CFR 2.309, a petition for leave to intervene 
shall set forth with particularity the interest of the petitioner in 
the proceeding, and how that interest may be affected by the results of 
the proceeding. The petition should specifically explain the reasons 
why intervention should be permitted with particular reference to the 
following general requirements: (1) The name, address, and telephone 
number of the requestor or petitioner; (2) the nature of the 
requestor's/petitioner's right under the Act to be made a party to the 
proceeding; (3) the nature and extent of the requestor's/petitioner's 
property, financial, or other interest in the proceeding; and (4) the 
possible effect of any decision or order which may be entered in the 
proceeding on the requestor's/petitioner's interest. The petition must 
also identify the specific contentions which the requestor/petitioner 
seeks to have litigated at the proceeding.

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    Each contention must consist of a specific statement of the issue 
of law or fact to be raised or controverted. In addition, the 
requestor/petitioner shall provide a brief explanation of the bases for 
the contention and a concise statement of the alleged facts or expert 
opinion which support the contention and on which the requestor/
petitioner intends to rely in proving the contention at the hearing. 
The requestor/petitioner must also provide references to those specific 
sources and documents of which the petitioner is aware and on which the 
requestor/petitioner intends to rely to establish those facts or expert 
opinion. The petition must include sufficient information to show that 
a genuine dispute exists with the applicant on a material issue of law 
or fact. Contentions shall be limited to matters within the scope of 
the amendment under consideration. The contention must be one which, if 
proven, would entitle the requestor/petitioner to relief. A requestor/
petitioner who fails to satisfy these requirements with respect to at 
least one contention will not be permitted to participate as a party.
    Those permitted to intervene become parties to the proceeding, 
subject to any limitations in the order granting leave to intervene, 
and have the opportunity to participate fully in the conduct of the 
hearing.
    If a hearing is requested, the Commission will make a final 
determination on the issue of no significant hazards consideration. The 
final determination will serve to decide when the hearing is held. If 
the final determination is that the amendment request involves no 
significant hazards consideration, the Commission may issue the 
amendment and make it immediately effective, notwithstanding the 
request for a hearing. Any hearing held would take place after issuance 
of the amendment. If the final determination is that the amendment 
request involves a significant hazards consideration, any hearing held 
would take place before the issuance of any amendment.
    All documents filed in NRC adjudicatory proceedings, including a 
request for hearing, a petition for leave to intervene, any motion or 
other document filed in the proceeding prior to the submission of a 
request for hearing or petition to intervene, and documents filed by 
interested governmental entities participating under 10 CFR 2.315(c), 
must be filed in accordance with the NRC E-Filing rule (72 FR 49139, 
August 28, 2007). The E-Filing process requires participants to submit 
and serve all adjudicatory documents over the internet, or in some 
cases to mail copies on electronic storage media. Participants may not 
submit paper copies of their filings unless they seek an exemption in 
accordance with the procedures described below.
    To comply with the procedural requirements of E-Filing, at least 
ten (10) days prior to the filing deadline, the participant should 
contact the Office of the Secretary by e-mail at 
hearing.docket@nrc.gov, or by telephone at (301) 415-1677, to request 
(1) A digital ID certificate, which allows the participant (or its 
counsel or representative) to digitally sign documents and access the 
E-Submittal server for any proceeding in which it is participating; and 
(2) advise the Secretary that the participant will be submitting a 
request or petition for hearing (even in instances in which the 
participant, or its counsel or representative, already holds an NRC-
issued digital ID certificate). Based upon this information, the 
Secretary will establish an electronic docket for the hearing in this 
proceeding if the Secretary has not already established an electronic 
docket.
    Information about applying for a digital ID certificate is 
available on NRC's public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals/apply-certificates.html. System requirements for accessing 
the E-Submittal server are detailed in NRC's ``Guidance for Electronic 
Submission,'' which is available on the agency's public Web site at 
http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals.html. Participants may 
attempt to use other software not listed on the Web site, but should 
note that the NRC's E-Filing system does not support unlisted software, 
and the NRC Meta System Help Desk will not be able to offer assistance 
in using unlisted software.
    If a participant is electronically submitting a document to the NRC 
in accordance with the E-Filing rule, the participant must file the 
document using the NRC's online, Web-based submission form. In order to 
serve documents through EIE, users will be required to install a Web 
browser plug-in from the NRC Web site. Further information on the Web-
based submission form, including the installation of the Web browser 
plug-in, is available on the NRC's public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals.html.
    Once a participant has obtained a digital ID certificate and a 
docket has been created, the participant can then submit a request for 
hearing or petition for leave to intervene. Submissions should be in 
Portable Document Format (PDF) in accordance with NRC guidance 
available on the NRC public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals.html. A filing is considered complete at the time the 
documents are submitted through the NRC's E-Filing system. To be 
timely, an electronic filing must be submitted to the E-Filing system 
no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Upon receipt of 
a transmission, the E-Filing system time-stamps the document and sends 
the submitter an e-mail notice confirming receipt of the document. The 
E-Filing system also distributes an e-mail notice that provides access 
to the document to the NRC Office of the General Counsel and any others 
who have advised the Office of the Secretary that they wish to 
participate in the proceeding, so that the filer need not serve the 
documents on those participants separately. Therefore, applicants and 
other participants (or their counsel or representative) must apply for 
and receive a digital ID certificate before a hearing request/petition 
to intervene is filed so that they can obtain access to the document 
via the E-Filing system.
    A person filing electronically using the agency's adjudicatory E-
Filing system may seek assistance by contacting the NRC Meta System 
Help Desk through the ``Contact Us'' link located on the NRC Web site 
at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals.html, by e-mail at 
MSHD.Resource@nrc.gov, or by a toll-free call at 866-672-7640. The NRC 
Meta System Help Desk is available between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern 
Time, Monday through Friday, excluding government holidays.
    Participants who believe that they have a good cause for not 
submitting documents electronically must file an exemption request, in 
accordance with 10 CFR 2.302(g), with their initial paper filing 
requesting authorization to continue to submit documents in paper 
format. Such filings must be submitted by: (1) First class mail 
addressed to the Office of the Secretary of the Commission, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, Attention: 
Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff; or (2) courier, express mail, or 
expedited delivery service to the Office of the Secretary, Sixteenth 
Floor, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, 
Maryland, 20852, Attention: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff. 
Participants filing a document in this manner are responsible for 
serving the document on all other participants. Filing is considered 
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class mail as of the time of deposit in the mail, or by courier, 
express mail, or expedited delivery service upon depositing the 
document with the provider of the service. A presiding officer, having 
granted an exemption request from using E-Filing, may require a 
participant or party to use E-Filing if the presiding officer 
subsequently determines that the reason for granting the exemption from 
use of E-Filing no longer exists.
    Documents submitted in adjudicatory proceedings will appear in 
NRC's electronic hearing docket which is available to the public at 
http://ehd1.nrc.gov/EHD/ unless excluded pursuant to an order of the 
Commission, or the presiding officer. Participants are requested not to 
include personal privacy information, such as social security numbers, 
home addresses, or home phone numbers in their filings, unless an NRC 
regulation or other law requires submission of such information. With 
respect to copyrighted works, except for limited excerpts that serve 
the purpose of the adjudicatory filings and would constitute a Fair Use 
application, participants are requested not to include copyrighted 
materials in their submission.
    Petitions for leave to intervene must be filed no later than 60 
days from the date of publication of this notice. Non-timely filings 
will not be entertained absent a determination by the presiding officer 
that the petition or request should be granted or the contentions 
should be admitted, based on a balancing of the factors specified in 10 
CFR 2.309(c)(1)(i)-(viii).
    For further details with respect to this license amendment 
application, see the application for amendment, which is available for 
public inspection at the Commission's PDR, located at One White Flint 
North, Public File Area O1 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), 
Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available documents created or received 
at the NRC are available online in the NRC Library at 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 at 1-800-397-4209, 
301-415-4737, or by e-mail to pdr.resource@nrc.gov.

Detroit Edison, Docket No. 50-341, Fermi 2, Monroe County, Michigan

    Date of amendment request: April 8, 2011.
    Description of amendment request: The proposed amendment would 
revise the Technical Specifications (TS) to define a new time limit for 
restoring inoperable Reactor Coolant System (RCS) leakage detection 
instrumentation to operable status; establish alternate methods of 
monitoring RCS leakage when one or more required monitors are 
inoperable; and make TS Bases changes which reflect the proposed 
changes and more accurately reflect the contents of the facility design 
basis related to operability of the RCS leakage detection 
instrumentation. These changes are consistent with NRC-approved 
Revision 3 to Technical Specification Task Force Traveler (TSTF) 
Improved Standard Technical Specification Change Traveler TSTF-514, 
``Revise BWR Operability Requirements and Actions for RCS Leakage 
Instrumentation.'' The availability of this TS improvement was 
announced in the Federal Register on December 17, 2010 (75 FR 79048) as 
part of the consolidated line item improvement process (CLIIP).
    Basis for proposed no significant hazards consideration 
determination: As required by 10 CFR 50.91(a), the licensee has 
provided its analysis of the issue of no significant hazards 
consideration, which 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 clarifies the operability requirements for 
the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time 
allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable 
RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the primary 
containment atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor. The monitoring of 
RCS leakage is not a precursor to any accident previously evaluated. 
The monitoring of RCS leakage is not used to mitigate the 
consequences of any accident previously evaluated.
    Therefore, it is concluded that this 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 proposed change clarifies the operability requirements for 
the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time 
allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable 
RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the primary 
containment atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor. The proposed 
change does not involve a physical alteration of the plant (no new 
or different type of equipment will be installed) or a change in the 
methods governing normal plant operation.
    Therefore, it is concluded that the proposed change does not 
create the possibility of a new or different kind of accident from 
any previously evaluated.
    3. Does the proposed change involve a significant reduction in a 
margin of safety?
    Response: No.
    The proposed change clarifies the operability requirements for 
the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time 
allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable 
RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the primary 
containment atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor. Reducing the 
amount of time the plant is allowed to operate with only the primary 
containment atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor operable increases 
the margin of safety by increasing the likelihood that an increase 
in RCS leakage will be detected before it potentially results in 
gross failure.
    Therefore, it is concluded that the proposed change does not 
involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety.

    The NRC staff has reviewed the licensee's analysis and, based on 
this review, it appears that the three standards of 10 CFR 50.92(c) are 
satisfied. Therefore, the NRC staff proposes to determine that the 
amendment request involves no significant hazards consideration.
    Attorney for licensee: David G. Pettinari, DTE Energy Senior 
Corporate Attorney--Regulatory, 688 WCB, DTE Energy, One Energy Plaza, 
Detroit, MI 48226-1279.
    NRC Branch Chief: Robert J. Pascarelli.

Energy Northwest, Docket No. 50-397, Columbia Generating Station, 
Benton County, Washington

    Date of amendment request: March 3, 2011.
    Description of amendment request: The proposed changes are 
administrative in nature and would delete or modify existing license 
conditions that have been completed or are otherwise no longer in 
effect. Approval of the proposed changes to the Operating License would 
support the Columbia license renewal effort.
    Basis for proposed no significant hazards consideration 
determination: As required by 10 CFR 50.91(a), the licensee has 
provided its analysis of the issue of no significant hazards 
consideration, which 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 amendment deletes license conditions which are 
completed or are otherwise obsolete. As such, the changes are 
strictly administrative in nature. The changes do not affect the 
manner by which the facility is operated and do not change any 
facility

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design feature, structure, system, or component. The proposed 
changes do not alter the design assumptions for the systems or 
components used to mitigate the consequences of an accident.
    Therefore, this 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 proposed amendment deletes license conditions which are 
completed or are otherwise obsolete. As such, the changes are 
strictly administrative in nature. The changes do not affect the 
manner by which the facility is operated and do not change any 
facility design feature, structure, system, or component. No new or 
different type of equipment will be installed.
    Therefore, this 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 amendment to the Operating License is 
administrative in nature and has no impact on the margin of safety. 
The changes do not affect any plant safety parameters or setpoints. 
The license conditions have been satisfied as required.
    Therefore, the proposed change does not involve a significant 
reduction in a margin of safety.

    The NRC staff has reviewed the licensee's analysis and, based on 
this review, it appears that the three standards of 10 CFR 50.92(c) are 
satisfied. Therefore, the NRC staff proposes to determine that the 
amendment request involves no significant hazards consideration.
    Attorney for licensee: William A. Horin, Esq., Winston & Strawn, 
1700 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006-3817.
    NRC Branch Chief: Michael T. Markley.

Energy Northwest, Docket No. 50-397, Columbia Generating Station, 
Benton County, Washington

    Date of amendment request: April 11, 2011.
    Description of amendment request: The proposed amendment would 
revise the Technical Specifications (TSs) to define a new time limit 
for restoring inoperable Reactor Coolant System (RCS) leakage detection 
instrumentation to operable status; establish alternate methods of 
monitoring RCS leakage when one or more required monitors are 
inoperable; and make TS Bases changes which reflect the proposed 
changes and more accurately reflect the contents of the facility design 
basis related to operability of the RCS leakage detection 
instrumentation. These changes are consistent with NRC-approved 
Revision 3 to Technical Specification Task Force (TSTF) Improved 
Standard Technical Specification (STS) Change Traveler TSTF-514, 
``Revise BWR [Boiling-Water Reactor] Operability Requirements and 
Actions for RCS Leakage Instrumentation.'' The availability of this TS 
improvement was announced in the Federal Register on December 17, 2010 
(75 FR 79048), as part of the consolidated line item improvement 
process.
    Basis for proposed no significant hazards consideration 
determination: As required by 10 CFR 50.91(a), the licensee has 
provided its analysis of the issue of no significant hazards 
consideration, which 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 clarifies the operability requirements for 
the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time 
allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable 
RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the drywell 
atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor. The monitoring of RCS leakage 
is not a precursor to any accident previously evaluated. The 
monitoring of RCS leakage is not used to mitigate the consequences 
of any accident previously evaluated. Therefore, it is concluded 
that this 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 proposed change clarifies the operability requirements for 
the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time 
allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable 
RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the drywell 
atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor. The proposed change does not 
involve a physical alteration of the plant (no new or different type 
of equipment will be installed) or a change in the methods governing 
normal plant operation.
    Therefore, it is concluded that the proposed change does not 
create the possibility of a new or different kind of accident from 
any previously evaluated.
    3. Does the proposed change involve a significant reduction in a 
margin of safety?
    Response: No.
    The proposed change clarifies the operability requirements for 
the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time 
allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable 
RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the drywell 
atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor. Reducing the amount of time 
the plant is allowed to operate with only the drywell atmospheric 
gaseous radiation monitor operable increases the margin of safety by 
increasing the likelihood that an increase in RCS leakage will be 
detected before it potentially results in gross failure.
    Therefore, it is concluded that the proposed change does not 
involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety.

    The NRC staff has reviewed the licensee's analysis and, based on 
this review, it appears that the three standards of 10 CFR 50.92(c) are 
satisfied. Therefore, the NRC staff proposes to determine that the 
amendment request involves no significant hazards consideration.
    Attorney for licensee: William A. Horin, Esq., Winston & Strawn, 
1700 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006-3817.
    NRC Branch Chief: Michael T. Markley.

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC, the licensee), et al., 
Docket No. 50-440, Perry Nuclear Power Plant, Unit No. 1 (PNPP), Lake 
County, Ohio

    Date of amendment request: April 12, 2011.
    Description of amendment request: The proposed amendment would 
revise the PNPP Technical Specifications (TSs) to define a new time 
limit for restoring inoperable reactor coolant system (RCS) leakage 
detection instrumentation to operable status and establish alternate 
methods of monitoring RCS leakage when one or more required monitors 
are inoperable. The changes are consistent with U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission (NRC)-approved Technical Specification Task Force (TSTF) 
change traveler TSTF-514, Revision 3, ``Revise [Pressurized Water 
Reactor] PWR Operability and Actions for RCS Leakage Instrumentation.''
    Basis for proposed no significant hazards consideration 
determination: As required by Title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) 50.91(a), the licensee has provided its analysis of 
the issue of no significant hazards consideration which is presented 
below:

    1. Does the proposed amendment involve a significant increase in 
the probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated?
    Response: No.
    The proposed change clarifies the operability requirements for 
the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time 
allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable 
RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the drywell 
atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor. The monitoring of RCS leakage 
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not a precursor to any accident previously evaluated. The monitoring 
of RCS leakage is not used to mitigate the consequences of any 
accident previously evaluated.
    Therefore, it is concluded that this change does not involved a 
significant increase in the probability or consequences of an 
accident previously evaluated.
    2. Does the proposed amendment create the possibility of a new 
or different kind of accident from any accident previously 
evaluated?
    Response: No.
    The proposed change clarifies the operability requirements for 
the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time 
allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable 
RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the drywell 
atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor. The proposed change does not 
involve a physical alteration of the plant (no new or different type 
of equipment will be installed) or a change in the methods governing 
normal plant operation.
    Therefore, it is concluded that the proposed change does not 
create the possibility of a new or different kind of accident from 
any previously evaluated.
    3. Does the proposed amendment involve a significant reduction 
in a margin of safety?
    Response: No.
    The proposed change clarifies the operability requirements for 
the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time 
allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable 
RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the drywell 
atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor. Reducing the amount of time 
the plant is allowed to operate with only the drywell atmospheric 
gaseous radiation monitor operable increases the margin of safety by 
increasing the likelihood that an increase in RCS leakage will be 
detected before it potentially results in gross failure.
    Therefore, the proposed TS changes do not involve a significant 
reduction in a margin of safety.

    The NRC staff has reviewed the licensee's analysis and, based on 
this review, it appears that the three standards of 10 CFR 50.92(c) are 
satisfied. Therefore, the NRC staff proposes to determine that the 
amendment request involves no significant hazards consideration.
    Attorney for licensee: David W. Jenkins, Attorney, FirstEnergy 
Corporation, Mail Stop A-GO-15, 76 South Main Street, Akron, OH 44308.
    NRC Branch Chief: Robert D. Carlson.

Florida Power and Light Company, et al., Docket Nos. 50-335 and 50-389, 
St. Lucie Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2, St. Lucie County, Florida

    Date of amendment request: March 11, 2011.
    Description of amendment request: The amendments would revise the 
technical specifications (TSs) to define a new time limit for restoring 
inoperable Reactor Coolant System (RCS) leakage detection 
instrumentation to operable status and to establish alternate methods 
of monitoring RCS leakage when one or more required monitors are 
inoperable.
    Basis for proposed no significant hazards consideration 
determination: As required by 10 CFR 50.91(a), the licensee has 
provided its analysis of the issue of no significant hazards 
consideration, which 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 clarifies the operability requirements for 
the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time 
allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable 
RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the containment 
atmosphere gaseous radiation monitor. The monitoring of RCS leakage 
is not a precursor to any accident previously evaluated. The 
monitoring of RCS leakage is not used to mitigate the consequences 
of any accident previously evaluated.
    Therefore, it is concluded that 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 proposed change clarifies the operability requirements for 
the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time 
allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable 
RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the containment 
atmosphere gaseous radiation monitor. The proposed change does not 
involve a physical alteration of the plant (no new or different type 
of equipment will be installed) or a change in the methods governing 
normal plant operation. The proposed change maintains sufficient 
continuity and diversity of leak detection capability that the 
probability of piping evaluated and approved for Leak-Before-Break 
progressing to pipe rupture remains extremely low.
    Therefore, it is concluded that the proposed change does not 
create the possibility of a new or different kind of accident from 
any previously evaluated.
    3. Does the proposed change involve a significant reduction in a 
margin of safety?
    Response: No.
    The proposed change clarifies the operability requirements for 
the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time 
allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable 
RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the containment 
atmosphere gaseous radiation monitor. Reducing the amount of time 
the plant is allowed to operate with only the containment atmosphere 
gaseous radiation monitor operable increases the margin of safety by 
increasing the likelihood that an increase in RCS leakage will be 
detected before it potentially results in gross failure.
    Therefore, it is concluded that the proposed change does not 
involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety.

    The NRC staff has reviewed the licensee's analysis and, based on 
this review, it appears that the three standards of 10 CFR 50.92(c) are 
satisfied. Therefore, the NRC staff proposes to determine that the 
amendment request involves no significant hazards consideration.
    Attorney for licensee: M.S. Ross, Attorney, Florida Power & Light, 
P.O. Box 14000, Juno Beach, Florida 33408-0420.
    NRC Branch Chief: Douglas A. Broaddus.

Florida Power and Light Company, Docket Nos. 50-250 and 50-251, Turkey 
Point Plant, Units 3 and 4, Miami-Dade County, Florida

    Date of amendment request: February 21, 2011.
    Description of amendment request: The proposed amendments would 
relocate selected figures and values from the Technical Specifications 
(TSs) to the Core Operating Limits Report (COLR) including TS Figure 
2.1-1 cited in TS 2.1.1, selected portions of Note 1 on Overtemperature 
Delta Temperature and Note 3 on Overpower Delta Temperature in cited TS 
Table 2.2-1, TS Figure 3.1-1 cited in TS 3/4.1.1.1, Shutdown Margin 
value cited in TS 3/4.1.1.2, Moderator Temperature Coefficient values 
cited in TS 3/4.1.1.3, and Departure from Nucleate Boiling values cited 
in TS 3.2.5. The description of the COLR in TS 6.9.1.7 is also revised 
to reflect these proposed changes. The affected TS figures and 
technical limits cited above are only being relocated to the COLR and 
are not being changed under this license amendment request.
    Basis for proposed no significant hazards consideration 
determination: As required by 10 CFR 50.91(a), the licensee has 
provided its analysis of the issue of no significant hazards 
consideration, which is presented below:

    1. Does the proposed amendment involve a significant increase in 
the probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated?
    Response: No.
    The proposed changes to relocate cycle-specific parameters from 
TS to the COLR are administrative in nature and do not adversely 
affect accident initiators or precursors nor alter the design 
assumptions, conditions, and configuration of the facilities or the 
manner in which the units are operated. The proposed changes do not 
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ability of structures, systems or components to perform their 
intended function to mitigate the consequences of an initiating 
event within the acceptance limits assumed in the PTN [Turkey Point 
Plant] Updated Final Safety Report (UFSAR).
    The subject parameter limits will continue to be 
administratively controlled in accordance with Technical 
Specification 6.9.1.7. Specifically, this TS requires the COLR to be 
submitted to the NRC each reload cycle, including any mid-cycle 
revisions or supplements.
    Therefore, the proposed amendment does not involve a significant 
increase in the probability or consequences of an accident 
previously evaluated.
    2. Does the proposed amendment create the possibility of a new 
or different kind of accident from any accident previously 
evaluated?
    Response: No.
    The proposed changes do not alter the design assumptions, 
conditions, or configurations of the facilities or the manner in 
which the units are operated. The proposed changes have no adverse 
impact on component or system interactions. The proposed changes 
will not degrade the ability of systems, structures or components 
important to safety to perform their safety function nor change the 
response of any system, structure or component important to safety 
as described in the PTN UFSAR. The proposed changes are 
administrative in nature and do not change the level of programmatic 
and procedural details that assure safe operation of the facilities.
    Since there are no changes to the design assumptions, 
parameters, conditions and configuration of the facilities, or the 
manner in which the plants are operated and surveilled, the proposed 
amendment does not create the possibility of a new or different 
accident from any previously analyzed.
    3. Does the proposed amendment involve a significant reduction 
in the margin of safety?
    Response: No.
    There is no adverse impact on equipment design or operation and 
there are no changes being made to Technical Specification cycle-
specific parameter limits themselves that would adversely affect 
plant safety. The proposed changes are administrative in nature and 
impose alternative procedural and programmatic controls on these 
parameter limits in accordance with the Commission's position 
established by Generic Letter 88-16 (Reference 1). Any needed 
changes to these limits will continue to be submitted to the NRC in 
accordance with TS 6.9.1.7 requirements.
    Therefore, the proposed amendment does not involve a significant 
reduction in the margin of safety.
    Based on the above discussion, FPL has determined that the 
proposed change does not involve a significant hazards 
consideration.

    The NRC staff has reviewed the licensee's analysis and, based on 
this review, it appears that the three standards of 50.92(c) are 
satisfied. Therefore, the NRC staff proposes to determine that the 
amendment request involves no significant hazards consideration.
    Attorney for licensee: M.S. Ross, Attorney, Florida Power & Light, 
P.O. Box 14000, Juno Beach, Florida 33408-0420.
    NRC Branch Chief: Douglas A. Broaddus.

NextEra Energy Seabrook, LLC, Docket No. 50-443, Seabrook Station, Unit 
No. 1, Rockingham County, New Hampshire

    Date of amendment request: December 29, 2010.
    Description of amendment request: The proposed change would delete 
the Seabrook Technical Specification (TS) 3.4.10, ``Structural 
Integrity,'' while relocating the requirements of Surveillance 
Requirement 4.4.10 to TS 6.7.6.m.
    Basis for proposed no significant hazards consideration (NSHC) 
determination: As required by 10 CFR 50.91(a), the licensee has 
provided its analysis of the issue of NSHC, which is presented below:

    1. The proposed change does not involve a significant increase 
in the probability or consequences of an accident previously 
evaluated.
    The proposed change does not impact the physical function of 
plant structures, systems, or components (SSCs) or the manner in 
which SSCs perform their design function. The proposed change 
neither adversely affects accident initiators or precursors, nor 
alters design assumptions. The proposed change does not alter or 
prevent the ability of operable SSCs to perform their intended 
function to mitigate the consequences of an initiating event within 
assumed acceptance limits.
    The proposed change removes from the Technical Specifications 
the requirements associated with structural integrity. Removing 
these requirements will have no adverse effect on plant operation, 
the availability or operation of any accident mitigation equipment, 
or plant response to a design basis accident. The change has no 
impact on the ability of [American Society of Mechanical Engineers 
(ASME)] Code Class 1, 2, and 3 components to perform their safety 
functions since these components remain under the control of [Title 
10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 50.55a].
    Therefore, the proposed change does not involve a significant 
increase in the probability or consequences of an accident 
previously evaluated.
    2. The proposed change does not create the possibility of a new 
or different kind of accident from any accident previously 
evaluated.
    The proposed change will not impact the accident analysis. The 
change does not involve a physical alteration of the plant (i.e., no 
new or different type of equipment will be installed), a significant 
change in the method of plant operation, or new operator actions. 
The proposed change will not introduce failure modes that could 
result in a new accident. The change does not alter assumptions made 
in the safety analysis.
    Therefore, the proposed change does not create the possibility 
of a new or different kind of accident from any accident previously 
evaluated.
    3. The proposed changes do not involve a significant reduction 
in the margin of safety.
    Margin of safety is associated with confidence in the ability of 
the fission product barriers (i.e., fuel cladding, reactor coolant 
system pressure boundary, and containment structure) to limit the 
level of radiation dose to the public. The proposed change does not 
involve a significant change in the method of plant operation, and 
no accident analyses will be affected by the proposed changes. 
Additionally, the proposed changes will not relax any criteria used 
to establish safety limits and will not relax any safety system 
settings. The safety analysis acceptance criteria are not affected 
by this change. The proposed change will not result in plant 
operation in a configuration outside the design basis. The proposed 
change does not adversely affect systems that respond to safely 
shutdown the plant and to maintain the plant in a safe shutdown 
condition.
    Therefore, these proposed changes do not involve a significant 
reduction in a margin of safety.

    The NRC staff has reviewed the licensee's analysis and, based on 
this review, it appears that the three standards of 50.92(c) are 
satisfied. Therefore, the NRC staff proposes to determine that the 
amendment request involves NSHC.
    Attorney for licensee: M.S. Ross, Florida Power & Light Company, 
P.O. Box 14000, Juno Beach, FL 33408-0420.
    NRC Branch Chief: Harold K. Chernoff.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Docket Nos. 50-275 and 50-323, Diablo 
Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2, San Luis Obispo County, 
California

    Date of amendment request: March 28, 2011.
    Description of amendment request: The proposed amendments would 
revise Technical Specification (TS) 3.8.1, ``AC [Alternating Current] 
Sources--Operating,'' to incorporate Technical Specification Task Force 
(TSTF) Change Traveler TSTF-163, Revision 2, ``Minimum vs. Steady State 
Voltage and Frequency,'' dated April 22, 1998. The proposed changes 
would also revise the Final Safety Analysis Report Update to identify 
an exception to NRC Safety Guide 9, ``Selection of Diesel Generator Set 
Capacity for Standby Power Supplies,'' dated March 10, 1971.
    Basis for proposed no significant hazards consideration 
determination: As required by 10 CFR 50.91(a), the licensee has 
provided its analysis of the

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issue of no significant hazards consideration, which is presented 
below:

    1. Does the change involve a significant increase in the 
probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated?
    Response: No.
    The proposed change revises the acceptance criteria to be 
applied to an existing Technical Specification (TS) surveillance 
test of the facility diesel generators (DGs). The proposed changes 
also revise the Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR) Update to 
identify an exception to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.9, Revision 0, for 
DG frequency recovery time following loading. The performing of a 
surveillance test or identification of RG 1.9 exceptions is not an 
accident initiator and does not increase the probability of an 
accident occurring. The proposed new surveillance acceptance 
criteria will continue to assure that the DGs are capable of 
carrying the peak electrical loading assumed in the various existing 
safety analyses, which take credit for the operation of the DGs. The 
proposed RG 1.9 exception does not adversely impact the ability of 
the DGs to perform their safety function.
    Therefore, the proposed change does not involve a significant 
increase in the probability or consequences of an accident 
previously evaluated.
    2. Does the change create the possibility of a new or different 
kind of accident from any accident previously evaluated?
    Response: No.
    The proposed change revises the test acceptance criteria for a 
specific performance test conducted on the existing DGs and specify 
a RG 1.9 exception. The proposed change does not involve 
installation of new equipment or modification of existing equipment, 
so no new equipment failure modes are introduced. The proposed 
revision to the DG surveillance test acceptance criteria and the RG 
1.9 exception are not a change to the way that the equipment or 
facility is operated and no new accident initiators are created.
    Therefore, the proposed change does not create the possibility 
of a new or different accident from any accident previously 
evaluated.
    3. Does the change involve a significant reduction in a margin 
of safety?
    Response: No.
    The conduct of performance tests on safety-related plant 
equipment is a means of assuring that the equipment is capable of 
maintaining the margin of safety established in the safety analyses 
for the facility. With the proposed change in the DG TS surveillance 
test acceptance criteria, the DG will continue to [be] tested in a 
manner that assures it will perform as assumed in the existing 
safety analyses. The proposed RG 1.9 exception does not adversely 
impact the ability of the DGs to perform their safety function and 
does not impact the safety analyses for the facility.
    Therefore, the proposed change does not involve a significant 
reduction in a margin of safety.

    The NRC staff has reviewed the licensee's analysis and, based on 
this review, it appears that the three standards of 10 CFR 50.92(c) are 
satisfied. Therefore, the NRC staff proposes to determine that the 
amendment requests involve no significant hazards consideration.
    Attorney for licensee: Jennifer Post, Esq., Pacific Gas and 
Electric Company, P.O. Box 7442, San Francisco, California 94120.
    NRC Branch Chief: Michael T. Markley.

PPL Susquehanna, LLC, Docket Nos. 50-387 and 50-388, Susquehanna Steam 
Electric Station, Units 1 and 2, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

    Date of amendment request: April 8, 2011.
    Description of amendment request: The proposed changes revise and 
add a new Condition C to Technical Specification (TS) 3.4.6, ``RCS 
[Reactor Coolant System] Leakage Detection Instrumentation'' and revise 
the associated bases. New Condition C is applicable when the primary 
containment atmosphere gaseous radiation monitor is the only operable 
TS-required instrument monitoring RCS leakage, i.e., TS-required 
particulate and sump monitors are inoperable. New Condition C Required 
Actions require monitoring RCS leakage by obtaining and analyzing grab 
samples of the primary containment atmosphere every 12 hours, 
monitoring RCS leakage using administrative means every 12 hours, and 
taking action to restore monitoring capability using another monitor 
within 7 days. Additionally, minor editorial revisions are proposed to 
ensure continuity of the TS format. These changes are the result of new 
Condition C and consist of re-lettering existing Conditions C and D as 
Conditions D and E, respectively.
    The NRC staff issued a notice of opportunity for comment in the 
Federal Register (FR) on April 13, 2010 (75 FR 18907-18908), based on 
TS Task Force (TSTF)-514, Revision 1, on possible amendments to revise 
the plant-specific TS, to define a new time limit for restoring 
inoperable RCS leakage detection instrumentation to operable status, 
establish alternate methods of monitoring RCS leakage when one or more 
required monitors are inoperable, and make TS Bases changes which 
reflect the proposed changes and more accurately reflect the contents 
of the facility design basis related to operability of the RCS leakage 
detection instrumentation, including a model safety evaluation (SE) and 
model no significant hazards consideration (NSHC) determination, using 
the consolidated line-item improvement process. The NRC staff 
subsequently issued a notice of availability of the models, 
electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML102300729, for 
referencing in license amendment applications in the FR on December 17, 
2010 (75 FR 79048). The FR notice of availability also stated that the 
NRC staff disposition of comments received on the Notice of Opportunity 
for Comment announced in the FR on April 13, 2010 (75 FR 18907-18908), 
on TSTF-514, Revision 1 is available electronically under ADAMS 
Accession Number ML102300727. The differences between the revisions did 
not cause any changes to the NRC staff SE. As such the comments 
received on Revision 1 are equally applicable to Revision 3. The 
licensee affirmed the applicability of the model NSHC determination in 
its application dated April 8, 2011.
    Basis for proposed no significant hazards consideration 
determination: As required by 10 CFR 50.91(a), the licensee has 
provided its analysis of the issue of no significant hazards 
consideration, which 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 clarifies the operability requirements for 
the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time 
allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable 
RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the primary 
containment atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor. The monitoring of 
RCS leakage is not a precursor to any accident previously evaluated. 
The monitoring of RCS leakage is not used to mitigate the 
consequences of any accident previously evaluated. Therefore, it is 
concluded that this 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 proposed change clarifies the operability requirements for 
the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time 
allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable 
RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the primary 
containment atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor. The proposed 
change does not involve a physical alteration of the plant (no new 
or different type of equipment will be installed) or a change in the 
methods governing normal plant operation. Therefore, it is concluded 
that the proposed change does not create the possibility of a new or 
different kind of accident from any previously evaluated.
    3. Does the proposed change involve a significant reduction in a 
margin of safety?

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    Response: No.
    The proposed change clarifies the operability requirements for 
the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time 
allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable 
RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the primary 
containment atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor. Reducing the 
amount of time the plant is allowed to operate, with only the 
primary containment atmospheric gaseous radiation monitor operable, 
increases the margin of safety by limiting continued plant operation 
during the timeframe of reduced monitoring capabilities. Therefore, 
it is concluded that the proposed change does not involve a 
significant reduction in a margin of safety.

    The NRC staff has reviewed the licensee's analysis and, based on 
this review, it appears that the three standards of 10 CFR 50.92(c) are 
satisfied. Therefore, the NRC staff proposes to determine that the 
amendment request involves no significant hazards consideration.
    Attorney for licensee: Bryan A. Snapp, Esquire, Assoc. General 
Counsel, PPL Services Corporation, 2 North Ninth St., GENTW3, 
Allentown, PA 18101-1179.
    NRC Branch Chief: Nancy L. Salgado.

Virginia Electric and Power Company, Docket Nos. 50-338 and 50-339, 
North Anna Power Station, Units No. 1 and No. 2, Louisa County, 
Virginia

    Date of amendment request: April 27, 2011.
    Description of amendment request: The proposed amendment would 
revise the technical specifications (TS) to define a new time limit for 
restoring inoperable Reactor Coolant System (RCS) leakage detection 
instrumentation to operable status and establish alternate methods of 
monitoring RCS leakage when one or more required monitors are 
inoperable. These changes are consistent with Technical Specification 
Task Force traveler TSTF-513, Revision 3, ``Revise PWR [pressurized 
water reactor] Operability Requirements and Actions for RCS Leakage 
Instrumentation.'' The availability of this TS improvement was 
announced in the Federal Register on January 3, 2011 (76 FR 189) as 
part of the consolidated line-item improvement process.
    Basis for proposed no significant hazards consideration 
determination: As required by 10 CFR 50.91(a), the licensee has 
provided its analysis of the issue of no significant hazards 
consideration, which 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 clarifies the operability requirements for 
the RCS leakage detection instrumentation presently installed in the 
plant and reduces the time allowed for the plant to operate when the 
only TS-required operable RCS leakage detection instrumentation 
monitor is the containment atmosphere gaseous radiation monitor. 
Monitoring for RCS leakage does not contribute to the probability of 
an accident, Furthermore, the monitoring of RCS leakage is not a 
precursor to any accident previously evaluated. Monitoring RCS 
leakage is not used to mitigate the consequences of any accident 
previously evaluated.
    Therefore, it is concluded that 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 proposed change clarifies the operability requirements for 
the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time 
allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable 
RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the containment 
atmosphere gaseous radiation monitor. The proposed change does not 
involve a physical alteration of the plant (no new or different type 
of equipment will be installed) or a change in the methods governing 
normal plant operation. The proposed change maintains sufficient 
continuity and diversity of leak detection capability that the 
probability of piping evaluated and approved for Leak-Before-Break 
progressing to pipe rupture remains extremely low. Therefore, it is 
concluded that the proposed change does not create the possibility 
of a new or different kind of accident from any previously 
evaluated.
    3. Does the proposed change involve a significant reduction in a 
margin of safety?
    Response: No.
    The proposed change clarifies the operability requirements for 
the RCS leakage detection instrumentation and reduces the time 
allowed for the plant to operate when the only TS-required operable 
RCS leakage detection instrumentation monitor is the containment 
atmosphere gaseous radiation monitor. Reducing the amount of time 
the plant is allowed to operate with only the containment atmosphere 
gaseous radiation monitor operable has a positive impact on the 
margin of safety by limiting the time of plant operation in this 
configuration, which increases the likelihood that an increase in 
RCS leakage will be detected before it potentially results in gross 
failure.
    Therefore, it is concluded that the proposed change does not 
involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety.

    The NRC staff has reviewed the licensee's analysis and, based on 
this review, it appears that the three standards of 50.92(c) are 
satisfied. Therefore, the NRC staff proposes to determine that the 
amendment request involves no significant hazards consideration.
    Attorney for licensee: Lillian M. Cuoco, Senior Counsel, Dominion 
Resources Services, Inc., 120 Tredegar Street, RS-2, Richmond, VA 
23219.
    NRC Branch Chief: Gloria Kulesa.

Notice of Issuance of Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses

    During the period since publication of the last biweekly notice, 
the Commission has issued the following amendments. The Commission has 
determined for each of these amendments that the application 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, which are set 
forth in the license amendment.
    Notice of Consideration of Issuance of Amendment to Facility 
Operating License, Proposed No Significant Hazards Consideration 
Determination, and Opportunity for A Hearing in connection with these 
actions was published in the Federal Register as indicated.
    Unless otherwise indicated, the Commission has determined that 
these amendments satisfy the criteria for categorical exclusion in 
accordance with 10 CFR 51.22. Therefore, pursuant to 10 CFR 51.22(b), 
no environmental impact statement or environmental assessment need be 
prepared for these amendments. If the Commission has prepared an 
environmental assessment under the special circumstances provision in 
10 CFR 51.22(b) and has made a determination based on that assessment, 
it is so indicated.
    For further details with respect to the action see (1) The 
applications for amendment, (2) the amendment, and (3) the Commission's 
related letter, Safety Evaluation and/or Environmental Assessment as 
indicated. All of these items are available for public inspection at 
the Commission's Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint 
North, Public File Area 01F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), 
Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available documents created or received 
at the NRC are accessible electronically through the Agencywide 
Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) in the NRC Library at 
http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. If you do not have access to 
ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing the documents located in 
ADAMS, contact the PDR Reference staff at 1 800-397-4209, 301-415-4737 
or by e-mail to pdr.resource@nrc.gov.

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Energy Northwest, Docket No. 50-397, Columbia Generating Station, 
Benton County, Washington

    Date of application for amendment: September 30, 2010.
    Brief description of amendment: The amendmen