Proposed Models for Plant-Specific Adoption of Technical Specifications Task Force Traveler TSTF-426, Revision 5, “Revise or Add Actions To Preclude Entry Into LCO 3.0.3-RITSTF Initiatives 6B & 6C”, 3921-3922 [2013-00912]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 12 / Thursday, January 17, 2013 / Notices The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish a notice of permit applications received to conduct activities regulated under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. NSF has published regulations under the Antarctic Conservation Act at Title 45 Part 670 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This is the required notice of permit applications received. DATES: Interested parties are invited to submit written data, comments, or views with respect to this permit application by February 19, 2013. This application may be inspected by interested parties at the Permit Office, address below. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Permit Office, Room 755, Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Polly A. Penhale at the above address or (703) 292–7420. 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The applicant intends to enter Fildes Peninsula (ASPA 125) and Byers Peninsula (ASPA 126) to conduct paleontological and geological fieldwork. The will explore for, discover, and collect vertebrate fossils (primarily those of fishes, marine reptiles, non-avian dinosaurs, birds and mammals) in deposits of Cretaceous through Paleogene age on islands in the vicinity of he Antarctic Peninsula. Depending on the specific discoveries made, significant new light may be shed on the evolution, faunal dynamics, and/ or paleobiogeography of such important VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:19 Jan 16, 2013 Jkt 229001 vertebrate groups as non-avian dinosaurs, crown clad birds, and therian mammals in the critical interval that brackets the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary. Location Antarctic Peninsula including Fildes Peninsula (ASPA 125) and Byers Peninsula (ASPA 126). Dates February 11, 2013 to March 31, 2014. 2. Applicant: Permit Application: 2013–027 Paul Koch, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95064. Activity for Which Permit Is Requested Import into the United States. The applicant’s project is designed to understand the interactions between marine mammal species, particularly seals, and changing climate and environmental conditions over the Holocene. The applicant will sample large numbers of seal remains dating back to about 7000 years ago to reconstruct population dynamics and seal ecology, and reconstruct oceanographic conditions. The analyses include radiocarbon dating, stable isotopic measurements, and ancient DNA determinations. The collected samples will be imported into the United States for further analyses at the University of California Santa Cruz. Location The McMurdo Dry Valleys, Royal Society Range region and adjacent coastal areas. Dates February 11, 2013 to February 10, 2014. Nadene G. Kennedy, Permit Officer, Office of Polar Programs. [FR Doc. 2013–00911 Filed 1–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Project No. 753; NRC–2013–0007] Proposed Models for Plant-Specific Adoption of Technical Specifications Task Force Traveler TSTF–426, Revision 5, ‘‘Revise or Add Actions To Preclude Entry Into LCO 3.0.3—RITSTF Initiatives 6B & 6C’’ Nuclear Regulatory Commission. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3921 Notice of opportunity for public comment. ACTION: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is requesting public comment on the proposed model safety evaluation (SE) for plant-specific adoption of Technical Specifications (TS) Task Force (TSTF) Traveler TSTF– 426, Revision 5, ‘‘Revise or Add Actions to Preclude Entry into [Limiting Condition for Operation] LCO 3.0.3— RITSTF Initiatives 6B & 6C.’’ The proposed change revises the Standard Technical Specification (STS), NUREG–1432, ‘‘Standard Technical Specifications Combustion Engineering Plants.’’ Specifically, the proposed change revises various TSs to add a Condition for loss of redundant features representing a loss of safety function for a system or component included within the scope of the plant TSs. It would replace Required Actions requiring either a default shutdown or explicit LCO 3.0.3 entry with a Required Action based on the risk significance for the system’s degraded condition. DATES: Comment period expires on February 19, 2013. Comments received after this date will be considered, if it is practical to do so, but the Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. ADDRESSES: You may access information and comment submissions related to this document, which the NRC possesses and are publically available, by searching on http:// www.regulations.gov under Docket ID NRC–2013–0007. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2013–0007. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–492–3668; email: 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. For additional direction on accessing information and submitting comments, see ‘‘Accessing Information and Submitting Comments’’ in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Michelle C. Honcharik, Senior Project Manager, Office of Nuclear Reactor SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17JAN1.SGM 17JAN1 3922 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 12 / Thursday, January 17, 2013 / Notices Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001; telephone 301–415–1774 or email at Michelle.Honcharik@nrc.gov. For technical questions please contact Mr. Carl Schulten, Senior Reactor Systems Engineer, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001; telephone 301–415–1192 or email at Carl.Schulten@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments A. Accessing Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2013– 0007 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may access information related to this document by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2013–0007. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may access publiclyavailable documents online in the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/readingrm/adams.html. To begin the search, select ‘‘ADAMS Public Documents’’ and then select ‘‘Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.’’ For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The ADAMS accession number for each document referenced in this notice (if that document is available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is referenced. TSTF–426, Revision 5, includes a model application and is available under ADAMS Accession No. ML113260461. The proposed model SE for plantspecific adoption of TSTF–426, Revision 5, is available under ADAMS Accession No. ML12097A596. • NRC’s PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public documents at the NRC’s PDR, Room O1–F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with B. Submitting Comments Please include Docket ID NRC–2013– 0007 in the subject line of your comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make your comment submission available to the public in this docket. The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact information that that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your comment submission. The NRC will post all comment VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:19 Jan 16, 2013 Jkt 229001 submissions at http:// www.regulations.gov as well as enter the comment submissions into ADAMS. The NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove identifying or contact information. If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove such information before making the comment submissions available to the public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS. Additional Technical Details TSTF–426, Revision 5, is applicable to all Combustion Engineering-designed nuclear power plants. The proposed change revises various TSs to add a Condition for loss of redundant features representing a loss of safety function for a system or component included within the scope of the plant TSs. It would replace Required Actions requiring either a default shutdown or explicit LCO 3.0.3 entry with a Required Action based on the risk significance for the system’s degraded condition. This notice provides an opportunity for the public to comment on proposed changes to the STS after a preliminary assessment and finding by the NRC staff that the agency will likely offer the changes for adoption by licensees. This notice solicits comment on proposed changes to the STS, which if implemented by a licensee will modify the plant-specific TS. The NRC staff will evaluate any comments received for the proposed changes and reconsider the changes or announce the availability of the changes for adoption by licensees. Licensees opting to apply for this TS change are responsible for reviewing the NRC staff’s SE, and the applicable technical justifications, providing any necessary plant-specific information, and assessing the completeness and accuracy of their license amendment request (LAR). The NRC will process each amendment application responding to the notice of availability according to applicable NRC rules and procedures. The proposed changes do not prevent licensees from requesting an alternate approach or proposing changes other than those proposed in TSTF–426, Revision 5. However, significant deviations from the approach recommended in this notice or the inclusion of additional changes to the PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 license require additional NRC staff review. This may increase the time and resources needed for the review or result in NRC staff rejection of the LAR. Licensees desiring significant deviations or additional changes should instead submit an LAR that does not claim to adopt TSTF–426, Revision 5. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 7th day of January 2013. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Sheldon D. Stuchell, Acting Chief, Licensing Processes Branch, Division of Policy and Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. 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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Project No. 753; NRC-2013-0007]


Proposed Models for Plant-Specific Adoption of Technical 
Specifications Task Force Traveler TSTF-426, Revision 5, ``Revise or 
Add Actions To Preclude Entry Into LCO 3.0.3--RITSTF Initiatives 6B & 
6C''

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of opportunity for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is requesting 
public comment on the proposed model safety evaluation (SE) for plant-
specific adoption of Technical Specifications (TS) Task Force (TSTF) 
Traveler TSTF-426, Revision 5, ``Revise or Add Actions to Preclude 
Entry into [Limiting Condition for Operation] LCO 3.0.3--RITSTF 
Initiatives 6B & 6C.''
    The proposed change revises the Standard Technical Specification 
(STS), NUREG-1432, ``Standard Technical Specifications Combustion 
Engineering Plants.'' Specifically, the proposed change revises various 
TSs to add a Condition for loss of redundant features representing a 
loss of safety function for a system or component included within the 
scope of the plant TSs. It would replace Required Actions requiring 
either a default shutdown or explicit LCO 3.0.3 entry with a Required 
Action based on the risk significance for the system's degraded 
condition.

DATES: Comment period expires on February 19, 2013. Comments received 
after this date will be considered, if it is practical to do so, but 
the Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments 
received on or before this date.

ADDRESSES: You may access information and comment submissions related 
to this document, which the NRC possesses and are publically available, 
by searching on http://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID NRC-2013-
0007. You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2013-0007. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-492-
3668; email: 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.
    For additional direction on accessing information and submitting 
comments, see ``Accessing Information and Submitting Comments'' in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Michelle C. Honcharik, Senior 
Project Manager, Office of Nuclear Reactor

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Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001; telephone 301-415-1774 or email at Michelle.Honcharik@nrc.gov. 
For technical questions please contact Mr. Carl Schulten, Senior 
Reactor Systems Engineer, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone 
301-415-1192 or email at Carl.Schulten@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments

A. Accessing Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2013-0007 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding this document. You may 
access information related to this document by any of the following 
methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2013-0007.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may access publicly-available documents online in the NRC 
Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the 
search, select ``ADAMS Public Documents'' and then select ``Begin Web-
based ADAMS Search.'' For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC's 
Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-
4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The ADAMS accession number 
for each document referenced in this notice (if that document is 
available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is 
referenced. TSTF-426, Revision 5, includes a model application and is 
available under ADAMS Accession No. ML113260461. The proposed model SE 
for plant-specific adoption of TSTF-426, Revision 5, is available under 
ADAMS Accession No. ML12097A596.
     NRC's PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public 
documents at the NRC's PDR, Room O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2013-0007 in the subject line of your 
comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make 
your comment submission available to the public in this docket.
    The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact 
information that that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your 
comment submission. The NRC will post all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as enter the comment submissions into 
ADAMS. The NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove 
identifying or contact information.
    If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons 
for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to 
include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be 
publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should 
state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to 
remove such information before making the comment submissions available 
to the public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS.
Additional Technical Details
    TSTF-426, Revision 5, is applicable to all Combustion Engineering-
designed nuclear power plants. The proposed change revises various TSs 
to add a Condition for loss of redundant features representing a loss 
of safety function for a system or component included within the scope 
of the plant TSs. It would replace Required Actions requiring either a 
default shutdown or explicit LCO 3.0.3 entry with a Required Action 
based on the risk significance for the system's degraded condition.
    This notice provides an opportunity for the public to comment on 
proposed changes to the STS after a preliminary assessment and finding 
by the NRC staff that the agency will likely offer the changes for 
adoption by licensees. This notice solicits comment on proposed changes 
to the STS, which if implemented by a licensee will modify the plant-
specific TS. The NRC staff will evaluate any comments received for the 
proposed changes and reconsider the changes or announce the 
availability of the changes for adoption by licensees. Licensees opting 
to apply for this TS change are responsible for reviewing the NRC 
staff's SE, and the applicable technical justifications, providing any 
necessary plant-specific information, and assessing the completeness 
and accuracy of their license amendment request (LAR). The NRC will 
process each amendment application responding to the notice of 
availability according to applicable NRC rules and procedures.
    The proposed changes do not prevent licensees from requesting an 
alternate approach or proposing changes other than those proposed in 
TSTF-426, Revision 5. However, significant deviations from the approach 
recommended in this notice or the inclusion of additional changes to 
the license require additional NRC staff review. This may increase the 
time and resources needed for the review or result in NRC staff 
rejection of the LAR. Licensees desiring significant deviations or 
additional changes should instead submit an LAR that does not claim to 
adopt TSTF-426, Revision 5.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 7th day of January 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Sheldon D. Stuchell,
Acting Chief, Licensing Processes Branch, Division of Policy and 
Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
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