Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Critical Experiments Facility; Notice of Issuance of Renewed Facility Operating License No. CX-22, 40945 [2011-17440]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 133 / Tuesday, July 12, 2011 / Notices documents are available at the NRC’s Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, and are available online in the NRC Library at http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm.html. Copies of Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR–70 and DPR–75 may be obtained by writing to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, Attention: Director, Division of License Renewal. Copies of the safety evaluation report for Salem (NUREG–2101) and the final environmental impact statement (NUREG–1437, Supplement 45) may be purchased from the National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, Springfield, VA 22161 (http://www.ntis.gov), 703–605–6000, or Attention: Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250–7954 (http:// www.gpoaccess.gov), 202–512–1800. 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[FR Doc. 2011–17443 Filed 7–11–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–225; NRC–2008–0277] emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Critical Experiments Facility; Notice of Issuance of Renewed Facility Operating License No. CX–22 The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, the Commission) has issued renewed Facility Operating License No. CX–22, held by the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (the licensee), which authorizes continued operation of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Critical Experiments Facility (RCF), located in Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York. The RCF is a tank-type, light-watermoderated, critical facility licensed to operate at steady-state power levels up to and including 100 watts thermal power. The renewed Facility Operating License No. CX–22 will expire at midnight 20 years from its date of issuance. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:14 Jul 11, 2011 Jkt 223001 The renewed facility operating license 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 NRC’s regulations in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), and sets forth those findings in the renewed facility operating license. The agency afforded an opportunity for hearing in the Notice of Opportunity for Hearing published in the Federal Register on May 15, 2008 (73 FR 28170). The NRC received no request for a hearing or petition for leave to intervene. The NRC staff prepared a safety evaluation report for the renewal of Facility Operating License No. CX–22 and concluded, based on that evaluation, that the licensee can continue to operate the facility without undue risk to the health and safety of the public. The NRC staff also prepared an Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for license renewal, noticed in the Federal Register on June 14, 2011 (76 FR 34770), and concluded that renewal of the facility operating license will not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. For details with respect to the application for renewal, see the licensee’s letter dated November 19, 2002 (ML023380455 and ML072210835), as supplemented on July 21 (ML082060048), July 28 (ML082190523), and September 3, 2008 (ML101260200); June 28 (ML101820298), August 31 (ML102790045), October 14 (ML103070074), and October 28, 2010 (ML103080207); and February 14 (ML110490531) and May 9, 2011 (ML11131A180). Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available records will be accessible electronically from the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the NRC Web site, 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 or 301–415–4737, or send an e-mail to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 27th day of June, 2011. PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40945 For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Jessie Quichocho, Chief, Research and Test Reactors Licensing Branch, Division of Policy and Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2011–17440 Filed 7–11–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2011–0150; Docket Nos. 50–003, 50– 247, and 50–286; License Nos. 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The petitioner asked the NRC to take immediate action by issuing an order that requires the following actions: • Identify the violations of paragraphs F and G of Section III of Appendix R, ‘‘Fire Protection Program for Nuclear Power Facilities Operating prior to January 1, 1979,’’ to Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) part 50, ‘‘Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities,’’ that exist as of the date of the petition (i.e., March 28, 2011) at Indian Point Units 1, 2, and 3. • Compel Entergy and its affiliates to comply on or before September 20, 2011, with the requirements in paragraphs F and G for all the fire zones in Indian Point Units 2 and 3 and any Indian Point Unit 1 fire zone or system, structure, or component relied on by Indian Point Units 2 and 3. • Convene an evidentiary hearing before the Commission to adjudicate the violations by Entergy and its affiliates of paragraphs F and G at Indian Point Units 1, 2, and 3. 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[Docket No. 50-225; NRC-2008-0277]


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Critical Experiments Facility; 
Notice of Issuance of Renewed Facility Operating License No. CX-22

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, the Commission) has 
issued renewed Facility Operating License No. CX-22, held by the 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (the licensee), which authorizes 
continued operation of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Critical 
Experiments Facility (RCF), located in Schenectady, Schenectady County, 
New York. The RCF is a tank-type, light-water-moderated, critical 
facility licensed to operate at steady-state power levels up to and 
including 100 watts thermal power. The renewed Facility Operating 
License No. CX-22 will expire at midnight 20 years from its date of 
issuance.
    The renewed facility operating license 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 NRC's 
regulations in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), 
and sets forth those findings in the renewed facility operating 
license. The agency afforded an opportunity for hearing in the Notice 
of Opportunity for Hearing published in the Federal Register on May 15, 
2008 (73 FR 28170). The NRC received no request for a hearing or 
petition for leave to intervene.
    The NRC staff prepared a safety evaluation report for the renewal 
of Facility Operating License No. CX-22 and concluded, based on that 
evaluation, that the licensee can continue to operate the facility 
without undue risk to the health and safety of the public. The NRC 
staff also prepared an Environmental Assessment and Finding of No 
Significant Impact for license renewal, noticed in the Federal Register 
on June 14, 2011 (76 FR 34770), and concluded that renewal of the 
facility operating license will not have a significant impact on the 
quality of the human environment.
    For details with respect to the application for renewal, see the 
licensee's letter dated November 19, 2002 (ML023380455 and 
ML072210835), as supplemented on July 21 (ML082060048), July 28 
(ML082190523), and September 3, 2008 (ML101260200); June 28 
(ML101820298), August 31 (ML102790045), October 14 (ML103070074), and 
October 28, 2010 (ML103080207); and February 14 (ML110490531) and May 
9, 2011 (ML11131A180). Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a 
fee, at the NRC's Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White 
Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. 
Publicly available records will be accessible electronically from the 
Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Public 
Electronic Reading Room on the NRC Web site, http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who 
encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS should 
contact the NRC PDR Reference staff at 1-800-397-4209 or 301-415-4737, 
or send an e-mail to pdr.resource@nrc.gov.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 27th day of June, 2011.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Jessie Quichocho,
Chief, Research and Test Reactors Licensing Branch, Division of Policy 
and Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2011-17440 Filed 7-11-11; 8:45 am]
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