System Energy Resources, Inc.; Grand Gulf Nuclear Station; Order Approving Direct and Indirect Transfers of Early Site Permit and Approving Conforming Amendment, 28005-28006 [2013-11249]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 92 / Monday, May 13, 2013 / Notices Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 3rd day of May 2013. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Eric J. Leeds, Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2013–11264 Filed 5–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2013–0003; Docket Nos. 52–009; Permit No. ESP–002] System Energy Resources, Inc.; Grand Gulf Nuclear Station; Order Approving Direct and Indirect Transfers of Early Site Permit and Approving Conforming Amendment I System Energy Resources, Inc. (SERI), is the permit holder of Grand Gulf Early Site Permit (ESP) No. ESP–002. The ESP–002 is for a site adjacent to Grand Gulf Nuclear Station (GGNS). The GGNS is located in Claiborne County, Mississippi. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II By application dated September 27, 2012, as supplemented by letters dated January 29 and April 16, 2013, Entergy Operations, Inc. (EOI), requested on behalf of itself, SERI, and their parent companies (together, the applicants), pursuant to § 50.80 and § 52.28 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) consent to certain license transfers to permit the direct transfer of Grand Gulf ESP Site, to a new limited liability company, System Energy Resource, LLC (SERL). The applicants also requested approval of conforming ESP amendment that would replace references to SERI in the ESP with references to SERL to reflect the transfer of ownership. In addition, the applicants requested the NRC consent to approve associated indirect license transfers to the extent such would be affected by the formation of a new intermediary holding company. Entergy Corporation (Entergy) will remain as the ultimate parent company, but a new intermediate company, Entergy Utilities Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, will be created, which will be the direct parent company of SERL. Ultimately, SERL will hold the ESP. The license transfers are necessary to support a proposed transaction whereby the transmission assets of Entergy in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas will become owned VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:13 May 10, 2013 Jkt 229001 by ITC Holdings Corp. and operated by Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc. Approval of the direct and indirect transfers of the ESP was requested by EOI, acting on behalf of SERI, as well as their parent companies and itself. A notice entitled, ‘‘Consideration of Approval of Application Regarding Proposed Creation of a Holding Company and Transfer of Early Site Permit and Conforming Amendment and Opportunity for a Hearing,’’ was published in the Federal Register on January 11, 2013 (78 FR 2451). No hearing requests or petitions to intervene were received. The NRC received comments from a member of the public in Webster, Texas, on February 8, 2013 (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML13044A011). The comments did not provide any information in addition to that in the application, nor did they provide any information contradictory to that provided in the application. Under 10 CFR 50.80 and 52.28, no license or permit, or any right thereunder, shall be transferred, directly or indirectly, through transfer of control of the ESP, unless the NRC shall give its consent in writing. Upon review of the information in the application, and other information before the Commission, the NRC staff has determined that the proposed indirect transfer of control of the subject ESP held by SERI to the extent such will result from the proposed formation of the intermediary holding company in conjunction with the planned direct transfer of SERI to SERL to the extent affected in order to support transfer of the Entergy transmission assets as described in the application, is otherwise consistent with the applicable provisions of law, regulations, and orders issued by the NRC, pursuant thereto, subject to the conditions set forth below. The NRC staff has further found that the application for the proposed ESP amendment complies with the standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the Commission’s rules and regulations set forth in 10 CFR Chapter I; the facilities will operate in conformity with the application, the provisions of the Act and the rules and regulations of the Commission; there is reasonable assurance that the activities authorized by the proposed ESP amendment can be conducted without endangering the health and safety of the public and that such activities will be conducted in compliance with the Commission’s regulations; the issuance of the PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28005 proposed ESP amendment will not be inimical to the common defense and security or to the health and safety of the public; and the issuance of the proposed amendment will be in accordance with 10 CFR Part 51 of the Commission’s regulations and all applicable requirements have been satisfied. The findings set forth above are supported by a safety evaluation dated the same day as this Order. III Accordingly, pursuant to Sections 161b, 161i, 161o, and 184 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2201(b), 2201(i), 2201(o), and 2234; and 10 CFR 50.80 and 10 CFR 52.28, it is hereby ordered that the application regarding the indirect and direct ESP transfers related to the proposed corporate restructuring in connection with the separation of the Entergy transmission system is approved. It is further ordered that consistent with 10 CFR 2.1315(b), the ESP amendment that makes a change, as indicated in Enclosure 7 to the cover letter forwarding this Order (ADAMS Accession No. ML13077A237), to reflect the subject direct transfer, is approved. The amendment shall be issued and made effective at the time the proposed direct transfer action is completed. It is further ordered that after receipt of all required regulatory approvals of the proposed direct transfer action, EOI shall inform the Director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation and the Director of the Office of New Reactors in writing of such receipt, and of the date of closing, no later than 1 business day before the closing of the direct transfer. Should the proposed direct transfer not be completed within 1 year of this Order’s date of issuance, this Order shall become null and void, provided, however, upon written application and good cause shown, such date may be extended by Order. This Order is effective upon issuance. For further details with respect to this Order, see the initial application dated September 27, 2012 (ADAMS Accession No. ML12275A013), as supplemented by letters dated January 29 and April 16, 2013 (ADAMS Accession Nos. ML13030A204 and ML13107A010, respectively), and the safety evaluation dated the same date as this Order (ADAMS Accession No. ML13077A237), 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 20852. Publicly available documents created or received E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1 28006 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 92 / Monday, May 13, 2013 / Notices at the NRC are accessible electronically through ADAMS 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 by telephone at 1–800–397–4209, or 301–415–4737, or by email to PDR.Resource@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 3rd day of May 2013. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Glenn M. Tracy, Director, Office of New Reactors. [FR Doc. 2013–11249 Filed 5–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT U.S. Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: 30-Day Notice and request for comments. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an existing information collection request (ICR) 3206–0211, Reemployment of Annuitants. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the ClingerCohen Act (Pub. L. 104–106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on November 2, 2012 at Volume 77 FR 66189 allowing for a 60day public comment period. No comments were received for this information collection. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of OPM, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of OPM’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 16:13 May 10, 2013 Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until June 12, 2013. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of Personnel Management or sent via email to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of Personnel Management or sent via email to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Submission for Review: Reemployment of Annuitants VerDate Mar<15>2010 electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. Jkt 229001 5 CFR 837.103, Reemployment of Annuitants, requires agencies to collect information from retirees who become employed in Government positions. Agencies need to collect timely information regarding the type and amount of annuity being received so the correct rate of pay can be determined. Agencies provide this information to OPM so a determination can be made whether the reemployed retiree’s annuity must be terminated. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Analysis Agency: Retirement Operations, Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management. Title: 5 CFR 837.103, Reemployment of Annuitants. OMB Number: 3206–0211. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Number of Respondents: 3,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 5 minutes. Total Burden Hours: 250. U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Elaine Kaplan, Acting Director. [FR Doc. 2013–11301 Filed 5–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–38–P PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Submission for Review: 3206–0194, Annuity Supplement Earnings Report, RI 92–22 U.S. Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: 30-Day Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an existing information collection request (ICR) 3206–0194, Annuity Supplement Earnings Report, RI 92–22. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104–106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on August 15, 2012 at Volume 77 FR 49029 allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received for this information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of OPM, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of OPM’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until June 12, 2013. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of Personnel E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2013-0003; Docket Nos. 52-009; Permit No. ESP-002]


System Energy Resources, Inc.; Grand Gulf Nuclear Station; Order 
Approving Direct and Indirect Transfers of Early Site Permit and 
Approving Conforming Amendment

I

    System Energy Resources, Inc. (SERI), is the permit holder of Grand 
Gulf Early Site Permit (ESP) No. ESP-002. The ESP-002 is for a site 
adjacent to Grand Gulf Nuclear Station (GGNS). The GGNS is located in 
Claiborne County, Mississippi.

II

    By application dated September 27, 2012, as supplemented by letters 
dated January 29 and April 16, 2013, Entergy Operations, Inc. (EOI), 
requested on behalf of itself, SERI, and their parent companies 
(together, the applicants), pursuant to Sec.  50.80 and Sec.  52.28 of 
Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), that the U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) consent to certain license 
transfers to permit the direct transfer of Grand Gulf ESP Site, to a 
new limited liability company, System Energy Resource, LLC (SERL). The 
applicants also requested approval of conforming ESP amendment that 
would replace references to SERI in the ESP with references to SERL to 
reflect the transfer of ownership. In addition, the applicants 
requested the NRC consent to approve associated indirect license 
transfers to the extent such would be affected by the formation of a 
new intermediary holding company. Entergy Corporation (Entergy) will 
remain as the ultimate parent company, but a new intermediate company, 
Entergy Utilities Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, 
will be created, which will be the direct parent company of SERL. 
Ultimately, SERL will hold the ESP. The license transfers are necessary 
to support a proposed transaction whereby the transmission assets of 
Entergy in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas will 
become owned by ITC Holdings Corp. and operated by Midwest Independent 
Transmission System Operator, Inc.
    Approval of the direct and indirect transfers of the ESP was 
requested by EOI, acting on behalf of SERI, as well as their parent 
companies and itself. A notice entitled, ``Consideration of Approval of 
Application Regarding Proposed Creation of a Holding Company and 
Transfer of Early Site Permit and Conforming Amendment and Opportunity 
for a Hearing,'' was published in the Federal Register on January 11, 
2013 (78 FR 2451). No hearing requests or petitions to intervene were 
received. The NRC received comments from a member of the public in 
Webster, Texas, on February 8, 2013 (Agencywide Documents Access and 
Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML13044A011). The comments did 
not provide any information in addition to that in the application, nor 
did they provide any information contradictory to that provided in the 
application.
    Under 10 CFR 50.80 and 52.28, no license or permit, or any right 
thereunder, shall be transferred, directly or indirectly, through 
transfer of control of the ESP, unless the NRC shall give its consent 
in writing. Upon review of the information in the application, and 
other information before the Commission, the NRC staff has determined 
that the proposed indirect transfer of control of the subject ESP held 
by SERI to the extent such will result from the proposed formation of 
the intermediary holding company in conjunction with the planned direct 
transfer of SERI to SERL to the extent affected in order to support 
transfer of the Entergy transmission assets as described in the 
application, is otherwise consistent with the applicable provisions of 
law, regulations, and orders issued by the NRC, pursuant thereto, 
subject to the conditions set forth below. The NRC staff has further 
found that the application for the proposed ESP amendment complies with 
the standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as 
amended (the Act), and the Commission's rules and regulations set forth 
in 10 CFR Chapter I; the facilities will operate in conformity with the 
application, the provisions of the Act and the rules and regulations of 
the Commission; there is reasonable assurance that the activities 
authorized by the proposed ESP amendment can be conducted without 
endangering the health and safety of the public and that such 
activities will be conducted in compliance with the Commission's 
regulations; the issuance of the proposed ESP amendment will not be 
inimical to the common defense and security or to the health and safety 
of the public; and the issuance of the proposed amendment will be in 
accordance with 10 CFR Part 51 of the Commission's regulations and all 
applicable requirements have been satisfied. The findings set forth 
above are supported by a safety evaluation dated the same day as this 
Order.

III

    Accordingly, pursuant to Sections 161b, 161i, 161o, and 184 of the 
Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2201(b), 2201(i), 
2201(o), and 2234; and 10 CFR 50.80 and 10 CFR 52.28, it is hereby 
ordered that the application regarding the indirect and direct ESP 
transfers related to the proposed corporate restructuring in connection 
with the separation of the Entergy transmission system is approved.
    It is further ordered that consistent with 10 CFR 2.1315(b), the 
ESP amendment that makes a change, as indicated in Enclosure 7 to the 
cover letter forwarding this Order (ADAMS Accession No. ML13077A237), 
to reflect the subject direct transfer, is approved. The amendment 
shall be issued and made effective at the time the proposed direct 
transfer action is completed.
    It is further ordered that after receipt of all required regulatory 
approvals of the proposed direct transfer action, EOI shall inform the 
Director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation and the Director 
of the Office of New Reactors in writing of such receipt, and of the 
date of closing, no later than 1 business day before the closing of the 
direct transfer. Should the proposed direct transfer not be completed 
within 1 year of this Order's date of issuance, this Order shall become 
null and void, provided, however, upon written application and good 
cause shown, such date may be extended by Order.
    This Order is effective upon issuance.
    For further details with respect to this Order, see the initial 
application dated September 27, 2012 (ADAMS Accession No. ML12275A013), 
as supplemented by letters dated January 29 and April 16, 2013 (ADAMS 
Accession Nos. ML13030A204 and ML13107A010, respectively), and the 
safety evaluation dated the same date as this Order (ADAMS Accession 
No. ML13077A237), 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 20852. Publicly available documents created or 
received

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at the NRC are accessible electronically through ADAMS 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 
by telephone at 1-800-397-4209, or 301-415-4737, or by email to 
PDR.Resource@nrc.gov.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 3rd day of May 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Glenn M. Tracy,
Director, Office of New Reactors.
[FR Doc. 2013-11249 Filed 5-10-13; 8:45 am]
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