DOE Response to Recommendation 2012-1 of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, Savannah River Site Building 235-F Safety, 43583-43584 [2012-18176]

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[FR Doc. 2012–18170 Filed 7–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Paducah Department of Energy (DOE). Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Paducah. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Jul 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Thursday, August 16, 2012 6 p.m. Barkley Centre, 111 Memorial Drive, Paducah, Kentucky 42001. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Reinhard Knerr, Deputy Designated Federal Officer, Department of Energy Paducah Site Office, Post Office Box 1410, MS–103, Paducah, Kentucky 42001, (270) 441–6825. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the Board is to make recommendations to DOE–EM and site management in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management and related activities. Tentative Agenda: • Call to Order, Introductions, Review of Agenda • Administrative Issues • Public Comments (15 minutes) • Adjourn Breaks Taken As Appropriate Public Participation: The EM SSAB, Paducah, welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Reinhard Knerr as soon as possible in advance of the meeting at the telephone number listed above. Written statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the meeting. Individuals who wish to make oral statements pertaining to agenda items should contact Reinhard Knerr at the telephone number listed above. Requests must be received as soon as possible prior to the meeting and reasonable provision will be made to include the presentation in the agenda. The Deputy Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Individuals wishing to make public comments will be provided a maximum of five minutes to present their comments. The EM SSAB, Paducah, will hear public comments pertaining to its scope (clean-up standards and environmental restoration; waste management and disposition; stabilization and disposition of nonstockpile nuclear materials; excess facilities; future land use and long-term stewardship; risk assessment and management; and clean-up science and technology activities). Comments outside of the scope may be submitted via written statement as directed above. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43583 Minutes: Minutes will be available by writing or calling Reinhard Knerr at the address and phone number listed above. Minutes will also be available at the following Web site: http:// www.pgdpcab.energy.gov/ 2011Meetings.html. Issued at Washington, DC, on July 19, 2012. LaTanya R. Butler, Acting Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–18169 Filed 7–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DOE Response to Recommendation 2012–1 of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, Savannah River Site Building 235–F Safety Department of Energy. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: On May 8, 2012, the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board submitted Recommendation 2012–1, concerning Savannah River Site Building 235–F Safety, to the Department of Energy. In accordance with section 315(b) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2286d(b), the following represents the Secretary of Energy’s response to the Recommendation. ADDRESSES: Send comments, data, views, or arguments concerning the Secretary’s response to: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, 625 Indiana Avenue NW., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Steven Petras, Nuclear Engineer, Departmental Representative to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, Office of Health, Safety and Security, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. SUMMARY: Issued in Washington, DC, on July 10, 2012. Mari-Josette Campagnone, Departmental Representative, to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, Office of Health, Safety and Security. July 10, 2012 The Honorable Peter S. Winokur Chairman Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 625 Indiana Avenue NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20004 Dear Mr. Chairman: The Department of Energy (DOE) acknowledges receipt of Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (Board) Recommendation 2012–1, Savannah River E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 43584 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 143 / Wednesday, July 25, 2012 / Notices Site Building 235–F Safety, issued on May 9, 2012, and I accept the Recommendation. DOE agrees with the Board that action must be taken to reduce the hazards associated with the material at risk that remains as residual contamination within Building 235–F. The Board acknowledged in its letter that DOE has taken action to de-inventory Building 235–F of special nuclear material. DOE has also taken action to remove the transient combustible material within Building 235–F and to limit access. In developing an Implementation Plan (IP), DOE will address all sub-recommendations with the ultimate goal of reducing, to the extent feasible, the radiological hazards from residual contamination and the fire hazards due to excessive combustible materials and electrical ignition sources. Operability and safety basis related concerns on fire detection and alarm systems will be addressed in the IP. Emergency response posture predicated on a potential radiological release from Building 235–F will also be evaluated to ensure its adequacy, including improvements in conducting drills necessary to demonstrate the overall effectiveness. DOE is committed to the safe design and operation of its nuclear facilities consistent with the principles of Integrated Safety Management, and values the Board’s input on how DOE can improve its activities. We look forward to working with the Board as we work to reduce the hazards posed by Building 235–F. I have assigned Dr. David C. Moody, Manager, Savannah River Operations Office, to be the Department’s responsible manager for this Recommendation. He can be reached at (803) 952–9468. Sincerely, Steven Chu [FR Doc. 2012–18176 Filed 7–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13011–003] srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Shelbyville Hydro LLC; Notice of Application Ready for Environmental Analysis and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and Prescriptions Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Major License. b. Project No.: 13011–003. c. Date filed: October 28, 2011. d. Applicant: Shelbyville Hydro LLC (Shelbyville Hydro), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Symbiotics LLC. e. Name of Project: Lake Shelbyville Dam Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Kaskaskia River, in Shelby County, Illinois at an existing VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Jul 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 dam owned and operated by the U.S. Corps of Engineers (Corps). The project would occupy 3.24 acres of federal lands managed by the Corps. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Brent L. Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Symbiotics LLC 371 Upper Terrace, Suite 2, Bend, OR 97702; Telephone (541)–330–8779. i. FERC Contact: Lesley Kordella, (202) 502–6406 or Lesley.Kordella@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, terms and conditions, recommendations, and prescriptions: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice; reply comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of this notice. All documents may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original and seven copies to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedures require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. k. This application has been accepted for filing and is ready for environmental analysis. l. Project Description: The project would be located at an existing dam owned and operated by the Corps (St. Louis District). The existing Lake Shelbyville Dam was constructed in 1963 for the purposes of flood control, recreation development, water supply, navigation release, and fish and wildlife conservation. In August of 1970, the Corps closed the gates to start the initial PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 filling of the lake. The West Okaw and Kaskaskia rivers were inundated for 17 miles upstream of the dam. The Lake Shelbyville Dam is an earthen embankment with an elevation of 643 feet above mean sea level (MSL). The dam is 3,025 feet long and rises 108 feet above the river bed. The concrete spillway is located at 593 feet MSL and is topped by three Tainter gates that are approximately 45 feet wide by 37 feet high. The two regulating outlet structures release water through the face of the spillway. The impoundment above the Lake Shelbyville Dam, referred to as Lake Shelbyville, varies according to flood control operations controlled by the Corps. Lake Shelbyville has a maximum storage capacity of 684,000 acre-feet. Of the 684,000 acre-feet of storage, 474,000 acre-feet have been designated for flood control. The average depth of the reservoir is 16 feet and the maximum is 67 feet. The proposed Lake Shelbyville Project would consist of: (1) A trash rack with 4-inch spacing integrated into the Corps’ existing west intake structure; (2) a steel liner installed in the Corps’ existing west outlet chamber transitioning to a bifurcation; (3) a 13foot-diameter bifurcation and a river release valve installed at the west outlet structure; (4) a 13-foot-diameter penstock at the bifurcation after which it reduces to a 12-foot-diameter, 575foot-long steel penstock; (5) a 60-footlong, 50-foot-wide, 68-foot-high concrete powerhouse containing a 6.8megawatt Kaplan turbine-generator with a flow of 130 to 1,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) at a net head of 33 to 77 feet; (6) an approximately 24.5-footwide, 30-foot-long, 6.7-foot-tall draft tube; (7) a 25 to 105-foot-wide, 49-footlong tailrace; (8) a 12.47-kilovolt, 407foot-long buried transmission line connecting the project to an existing Shelby Electric Cooperative substation located 900 feet downstream of the dam; and (9) appurtenant facilities. The project boundary would include 3.24 acres of federal lands owned by the Corps. The annual average energy production is estimated to be 20.3 gigawatt-hours. The project would operate in a run-ofrelease mode utilizing releases from Lake Shelbyville as they are dictated by the Corps, with no proposed change to the Corps’ facility operation. Power generation would be seasonally variable as flow regimens and pool levels are set forth by the Corps. The project would generate power using flows between 130 and 1,500 cfs. When flows are below 130 cfs, all flows would be passed through the Corps’ existing outlet E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 143 (Wednesday, July 25, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43583-43584]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18176]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


DOE Response to Recommendation 2012-1 of the Defense Nuclear 
Facilities Safety Board, Savannah River Site Building 235-F Safety

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: On May 8, 2012, the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 
submitted Recommendation 2012-1, concerning Savannah River Site 
Building 235-F Safety, to the Department of Energy. In accordance with 
section 315(b) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 
2286d(b), the following represents the Secretary of Energy's response 
to the Recommendation.

ADDRESSES: Send comments, data, views, or arguments concerning the 
Secretary's response to: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, 625 
Indiana Avenue NW., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Steven Petras, Nuclear Engineer, 
Departmental Representative to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety 
Board, Office of Health, Safety and Security, U.S. Department of 
Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 10, 2012.
Mari-Josette Campagnone,
Departmental Representative, to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety 
Board, Office of Health, Safety and Security.

July 10, 2012

The Honorable Peter S. Winokur
Chairman
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004

    Dear Mr. Chairman:

    The Department of Energy (DOE) acknowledges receipt of Defense 
Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (Board) Recommendation 2012-1, 
Savannah River

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Site Building 235-F Safety, issued on May 9, 2012, and I accept the 
Recommendation.
    DOE agrees with the Board that action must be taken to reduce 
the hazards associated with the material at risk that remains as 
residual contamination within Building 235-F.
    The Board acknowledged in its letter that DOE has taken action 
to de-inventory Building 235-F of special nuclear material. DOE has 
also taken action to remove the transient combustible material 
within Building 235-F and to limit access. In developing an 
Implementation Plan (IP), DOE will address all sub-recommendations 
with the ultimate goal of reducing, to the extent feasible, the 
radiological hazards from residual contamination and the fire 
hazards due to excessive combustible materials and electrical 
ignition sources. Operability and safety basis related concerns on 
fire detection and alarm systems will be addressed in the IP. 
Emergency response posture predicated on a potential radiological 
release from Building 235-F will also be evaluated to ensure its 
adequacy, including improvements in conducting drills necessary to 
demonstrate the overall effectiveness.
    DOE is committed to the safe design and operation of its nuclear 
facilities consistent with the principles of Integrated Safety 
Management, and values the Board's input on how DOE can improve its 
activities. We look forward to working with the Board as we work to 
reduce the hazards posed by Building 235-F.
    I have assigned Dr. David C. Moody, Manager, Savannah River 
Operations Office, to be the Department's responsible manager for 
this Recommendation. He can be reached at (803) 952-9468.

     Sincerely,

Steven Chu
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