In the Matter of Carolina Power & Light Company, H.B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant, Unit No. 2, H. B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant, Unit 2, Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation; Order Approving Indirect Transfer of Control of Licenses, 77022-77023 [2011-31636]

Download as PDF 77022 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 237 / Friday, December 9, 2011 / Notices srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES the sole operator of Harris. The proposed indirect transfer of control of the Brunswick operating license will not result in any change in the role of the CP&L as the licensed operator and owner of the licensed facilities and will not result in any changes to its financial qualifications, decommissioning funding assurance, or technical qualifications. CP&L will retain the requisite qualifications to own and operate the licensed facility. North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency is not involved in the proposed transaction and will continue to own 16.17 percent of Harris facility. Approval of the indirect transfer of control of the facility operating license was requested by CP&L. A notice entitled, ‘‘Notice of Consideration of Approval of Application for Indirect License Transfers Resulting from the Proposed Merger Between Progress Energy, Inc. and Duke Energy Corporation, and Opportunity for Hearing,’’ was published in the Federal Register on August 30, 2011 (76 FR 53967). No comments or hearing requests were received. Pursuant to 10 CFR 50.80(a), no license, or any right thereunder, shall be transferred, directly or indirectly, through transfer of control of the license, unless the NRC shall give its consent in writing. Upon review of the information in the application and other information before the Commission, and relying on the representations in the application, the NRC staff has determined that the proposed indirect transfer of control of the Harris license to the extent held by CP&L, to the extent affected by the planned corporate merger between Progress Energy and Duke Energy Corporation, will not affect the qualifications of CP&L as holder of the Harris license and is otherwise consistent with the applicable provisions of law, regulations, and orders issued by the NRC, pursuant thereto. The findings set forth above are supported by a safety evaluation dated December 2, 2011. III Accordingly, pursuant to Sections 161b, 161i, 161o, and 184 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (42 U.S.C. Sections 2201(b), 2201(i), 2201(o), and 2234 respectively); and 10 CFR 50.80, it is hereby ordered that the application regarding the indirect license transfer related to the proposed merger is approved. It is further ordered that after receipt of all required regulatory approvals of the proposed indirect transfer action, CP&L shall inform the Director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation in VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:35 Dec 08, 2011 Jkt 226001 writing of the date of the closing of the corporate merger of Progress Energy and Duke Energy. Should the indirect transfer of control of the licenses not be completed by December 2, 2012, this Order shall become null and void, provided, however, upon written application and good cause shown, such date may be extended by order of the Commission. This Order is effective upon issuance. For further details with respect to this Order, see the initial application dated March 30, 2011, as supplemented by letter dated September 2, 2011, and the Safety Evaluation dated December 2, 2011, which are available for public inspection at the Commission’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, Public File Area 01 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are accessible electronically through ADAMS 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 by telephone at 1–(800) 397–4209, or (301) 415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@ nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 2nd day of December 2011. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Michele G. Evans, Director, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2011–31635 Filed 12–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2011–0282; License Nos. DPR–23 and SNM–2502; Docket Nos. 50–261 and 72–3] In the Matter of Carolina Power & Light Company, H.B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant, Unit No. 2, H. B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant, Unit 2, Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation; Order Approving Indirect Transfer of Control of Licenses I. Carolina Power & Light Company (CP&L, the licensee) is the owner of the H.B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant (Robinson), Unit No. 2, Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR–23, and the Robinson Unit No. 2 Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI), Renewed Materials License No. SNM–2502. The Robinson facility consists of a single unit PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Westinghouse three-loop pressurized water reactor and an ISFSI located in Darlington County, South Carolina. The facility operating license and materials license authorize CP&L to possess, use, and operate the Robinson facility. II. By application dated March 30, 2011 (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML11110A031), as supplemented by letter dated September 2, 2011 (ADAMS Accession No. ML11255A129) (collectively hereinafter referred to as the application), the licensee requested, pursuant to Section 184 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and Sections 50.80 and 72.50 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) consent to the proposed indirect transfer of control of the facility operating license and materials license for Robinson. The proposed indirect transfer of control of the licenses results from the planned corporate merger between Progress Energy, Inc. (Progress Energy) and Duke Energy Corporation (Duke Energy). Progress Energy is CP&L’s ultimate parent corporation. As part of the transaction, Progress Energy will merge with Diamond Acquisition Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Duke Energy. Progress Energy will be the surviving entity and will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Duke Energy. Progress Energy will become an intermediate parent corporation of CP&L. CP&L holds 100 percent ownership and is the sole operator of the Robinson facility. The proposed indirect transfer of control of the Robinson licenses will not result in any change in the role of the CP&L as the licensed operator and owner of the Robinson facility and will not result in any changes to its financial qualifications, decommissioning funding assurance, or technical qualifications. CP&L will retain the requisite qualifications to own and operate the licensed facility. Approval of the indirect transfer of control of the facility operating license and the material license for Robinson was requested by CP&L. A notice entitled, ‘‘Notice of Consideration of Approval of Application for Indirect License Transfers Resulting from the Proposed Merger Between Progress Energy, Inc. and Duke Energy Corporation, and Opportunity for Hearing,’’ was published in the Federal Register on August 31, 2011 (76 FR 54261). No comments or hearing requests were received. E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 237 / Friday, December 9, 2011 / Notices srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Pursuant to 10 CFR 50.80(a), no license, or any right thereunder, shall be transferred, directly or indirectly, through transfer of control of the license, unless the NRC shall give its consent in writing. Also, pursuant to 10 CFR 72.50(a), no license or any part included in a license issued under part [72] for an ISFSI shall be transferred, assigned, or in any manner disposed of, either voluntarily or involuntarily, directly or indirectly, through transfer of control of the license to any person, unless the Commission gives its consent in writing. Upon review of the information in the application and other information before the Commission, and relying on the representations in the application, the NRC staff has determined that the proposed indirect transfer of control of the Robinson licenses held by CP&L, to the extent affected by the proposed corporate merger between Progress Energy and Duke Energy Corporation, will not affect the qualifications of CP&L as holder of the Robinson licenses and is otherwise consistent with the applicable provisions of law, regulations, and orders issued by the NRC, pursuant thereto. The findings set forth above are supported by a safety evaluation dated December 2, 2011. III. Accordingly, pursuant to Sections 161b, 161i, 161o, and 184 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (42 USC Sections 2201(b), 2201(i), 2201(o), and 2234, respectively); and Sections 50.80 and 72.50 of 10 CFR, it is hereby ordered that the application regarding the proposed indirect license transfers related to the proposed merger is approved. It is further ordered that after receipt of all required regulatory approvals associated with the proposed indirect transfer action, CP&L shall inform the Director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation in writing of the date of the closing of the corporate merger of Progress Energy and Duke Energy. Should the indirect transfer of control of the licenses not be completed by December 2, 2012, this Order shall become null and void, provided, however, upon written application and good cause shown, such date may be extended by order of the Commission. This Order is effective upon issuance. For further details with respect to this Order, see the initial application dated March 30, 2011, as supplemented by letter dated September 2, 2011, and the Safety Evaluation dated December 2, 2011, which are available for public inspection at the Commission’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:35 Dec 08, 2011 Jkt 226001 White Flint North, Public File Area 01 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are accessible electronically through ADAMS 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 by telephone at 1–(800) 397–4209, or (301) 415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@ nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 2nd day of December 2011. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Michele G. Evans, Director, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. Daniel H. Dorman, Acting Director, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2011–31636 Filed 12–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2011–0281; License No. DPR–72; Docket No. 50–302] In the Matter of Florida Power Corporation, et al., Crystal River Unit 3 Nuclear Generating Plant; Order Approving Indirect Transfer of Control of License I. Florida Power Corporation (FPC, the licensee) and nine other entities are the owners of Crystal River Unit 3 Nuclear Generating Plant (Crystal River), Facility Operating License No. DPR–72. The ownership interest in Crystal River is held by ten owners in the following percentages: Percent Florida Power Corporation ............. City of Alachua, Florida .................. City of Bushnell, Florida ................. City of Gainesville, Florida ............. Kissimmee Utility Authority ............. City of Leesburg, Florida ................ Utilities Commission of the City of New Smyrna Beach .................... City of Ocala, Florida ...................... Orlando Utilities Commission ......... Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc. 91.78 0.08 0.04 1.41 0.68 0.82 0.56 1.33 1.60 1.70 With respect to their ownership, they are co-holders of the Crystal River facility. The Crystal River facility consists of a single unit, Babcock and Wilcox two-loop pressurized water reactor located in Citrus County, PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77023 Florida. The operating license authorized FPC to possess, use and operate the Crystal River facility. II. By application dated March 30, 2011 (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML11110A031), as supplemented by letter dated September 2, 2011 (ADAMS Accession No. ML11255A129) (collectively hereinafter referred to as the application), the licensee requested, pursuant to Section 184 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and Section 50.80 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, the Commission) consent to the proposed indirect transfer of control of the facility operating license for Crystal River, to the extent held by FPC. The proposed indirect transfer of control of the license results from the planned corporate merger between Progress Energy, Inc. (Progress Energy) and Duke Energy Corporation (Duke Energy). Progress Energy is FPC’s ultimate parent corporation. As part of the transaction, Progress Energy will merge with Diamond Acquisition Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Duke Energy. Progress Energy will be the surviving entity and will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Duke Energy. Progress Energy will become an intermediate parent corporation of FPC. FPC is the sole operator of Crystal River. The proposed indirect transfer of control of the Crystal River license will not result in any change in the role of FPC as the licensed operator and owner of the licensed facilities and will not result in any changes to its financial qualifications, decommissioning funding assurance, or technical qualifications. FPC will retain the requisite qualifications to own and operate the licensed facility. The other nine owners are not involved in the proposed transaction and will continue to own the same percentages of ownership in Crystal River as before the transaction. Approval of the indirect transfer of the facility operating license was requested by FPC. A notice entitled, ‘‘A Notice of Consideration of Approval of Application for Indirect License Transfers Resulting from the Proposed Merger Between Progress Energy, Inc. and Duke Energy Corporation, and Opportunity for Hearing,’’ was published in the Federal Register on August 30, 2011 (76 FR 53972). No comments or hearing requests were received. Pursuant to 10 CFR 50.80(a), no license, or any right thereunder, shall be E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2011-0282; License Nos. DPR-23 and SNM-2502; Docket Nos. 50-261 
and 72-3]


In the Matter of Carolina Power & Light Company, H.B. Robinson 
Steam Electric Plant, Unit No. 2, H. B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant, 
Unit 2, Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation; Order Approving 
Indirect Transfer of Control of Licenses

I.

    Carolina Power & Light Company (CP&L, the licensee) is the owner of 
the H.B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant (Robinson), Unit No. 2, Renewed 
Facility Operating License No. DPR-23, and the Robinson Unit No. 2 
Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI), Renewed Materials 
License No. SNM-2502. The Robinson facility consists of a single unit 
Westinghouse three-loop pressurized water reactor and an ISFSI located 
in Darlington County, South Carolina. The facility operating license 
and materials license authorize CP&L to possess, use, and operate the 
Robinson facility.

II.

    By application dated March 30, 2011 (Agencywide Documents Access 
and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML11110A031), as 
supplemented by letter dated September 2, 2011 (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML11255A129) (collectively hereinafter referred to as the application), 
the licensee requested, pursuant to Section 184 of the Atomic Energy 
Act of 1954, as amended, and Sections 50.80 and 72.50 of Title 10 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), that the Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission (NRC or the Commission) consent to the proposed indirect 
transfer of control of the facility operating license and materials 
license for Robinson. The proposed indirect transfer of control of the 
licenses results from the planned corporate merger between Progress 
Energy, Inc. (Progress Energy) and Duke Energy Corporation (Duke 
Energy). Progress Energy is CP&L's ultimate parent corporation. As part 
of the transaction, Progress Energy will merge with Diamond Acquisition 
Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Duke Energy. Progress Energy 
will be the surviving entity and will become a wholly owned subsidiary 
of Duke Energy. Progress Energy will become an intermediate parent 
corporation of CP&L.
    CP&L holds 100 percent ownership and is the sole operator of the 
Robinson facility. The proposed indirect transfer of control of the 
Robinson licenses will not result in any change in the role of the CP&L 
as the licensed operator and owner of the Robinson facility and will 
not result in any changes to its financial qualifications, 
decommissioning funding assurance, or technical qualifications. CP&L 
will retain the requisite qualifications to own and operate the 
licensed facility.
    Approval of the indirect transfer of control of the facility 
operating license and the material license for Robinson was requested 
by CP&L. A notice entitled, ``Notice of Consideration of Approval of 
Application for Indirect License Transfers Resulting from the Proposed 
Merger Between Progress Energy, Inc. and Duke Energy Corporation, and 
Opportunity for Hearing,'' was published in the Federal Register on 
August 31, 2011 (76 FR 54261). No comments or hearing requests were 
received.

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    Pursuant to 10 CFR 50.80(a), no license, or any right thereunder, 
shall be transferred, directly or indirectly, through transfer of 
control of the license, unless the NRC shall give its consent in 
writing. Also, pursuant to 10 CFR 72.50(a), no license or any part 
included in a license issued under part [72] for an ISFSI shall be 
transferred, assigned, or in any manner disposed of, either voluntarily 
or involuntarily, directly or indirectly, through transfer of control 
of the license to any person, unless the Commission gives its consent 
in writing. Upon review of the information in the application and other 
information before the Commission, and relying on the representations 
in the application, the NRC staff has determined that the proposed 
indirect transfer of control of the Robinson licenses held by CP&L, to 
the extent affected by the proposed corporate merger between Progress 
Energy and Duke Energy Corporation, will not affect the qualifications 
of CP&L as holder of the Robinson licenses and is otherwise consistent 
with the applicable provisions of law, regulations, and orders issued 
by the NRC, pursuant thereto. The findings set forth above are 
supported by a safety evaluation dated December 2, 2011.

III.

    Accordingly, pursuant to Sections 161b, 161i, 161o, and 184 of the 
Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (42 USC Sections 2201(b), 
2201(i), 2201(o), and 2234, respectively); and Sections 50.80 and 72.50 
of 10 CFR, it is hereby ordered that the application regarding the 
proposed indirect license transfers related to the proposed merger is 
approved.
    It is further ordered that after receipt of all required regulatory 
approvals associated with the proposed indirect transfer action, CP&L 
shall inform the Director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation 
in writing of the date of the closing of the corporate merger of 
Progress Energy and Duke Energy. Should the indirect transfer of 
control of the licenses not be completed by December 2, 2012, this 
Order shall become null and void, provided, however, upon written 
application and good cause shown, such date may be extended by order of 
the Commission.
    This Order is effective upon issuance.
    For further details with respect to this Order, see the initial 
application dated March 30, 2011, as supplemented by letter dated 
September 2, 2011, and the Safety Evaluation dated December 2, 2011, 
which are available for public inspection at the Commission's Public 
Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, Public File Area 
01 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available 
documents created or received at the NRC are accessible electronically 
through ADAMS http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. Persons who do 
not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the 
documents located in ADAMS should contact the NRC PDR reference staff 
by telephone at 1-(800) 397-4209, or (301) 415-4737, or by email to 
pdr.resource@nrc.gov.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 2nd day of December 2011.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Michele G. Evans,
Director, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation.
Daniel H. Dorman,
Acting Director, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. 2011-31636 Filed 12-8-11; 8:45 am]
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