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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 125 / Friday, June 28, 2013 / Notices 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. Additional information regarding accessing materials related to this action is under the Document Availability heading in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. • 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the final supplemental environmental impact statement (FSEIS), this supplement to the FSEIS, or the environmental review process, please contact Lois James, telephone: 301–415–3306; email: Lois.James@nrc.gov; or address: Projects Branch 2, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Discussion The NRC received an application, dated April 23, 2007, from Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (Entergy), filed pursuant to Section 103 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 54 (10 CFR Part 54), to renew the operating license for IP2 and IP3. Renewal of the license would authorize the applicant to operate the facilities for an additional 20-year period beyond the period specified in the current operating licenses. The current operating license for IP2 expires on September 28, 2013, and the current operating license for IP3 expires on December 12, 2015. This supplement (Volume 4) to the FSEIS is being issued as part of the NRC’s process to decide whether to issue a renewed license to IP2 and IP3, pursuant to 10 CFR Part 54. This supplement to the FSEIS was prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the NRC’s regulations for implementing NEPA in 10 CFR Part 51. In December 2010, the NRC published its FSEIS related to the license renewal of IP2 and IP3, NUREG–1437, Supplement 38, Volumes 1–3. After publication, the staff identified new information that necessitated changes to its assessments in the FSEIS. 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This supplement to the FSEIS does not alter the conclusion stated in Section 9.3 of the December 2010 FSEIS: Based on (1) the analysis and findings in the GEIS, (2) the ER and other information submitted by Entergy, (3) consultation with Federal, State, Tribal, and local agencies, (4) the NRC staff’s consideration of public scoping comments received, and comments on the draft SEIS, and (5) the NRC staff’s independent review, the recommendation of the NRC staff is that the Commission determine that the adverse environmental impacts of license renewal for IP2 and IP3 are not so great that preserving the option of license renewal for energy planning decision makers would be unreasonable. In preparing this supplement (Volume 4) to the final SEIS, the NRC staff also reviewed, considered, evaluated, and addressed the public comments received during the comment process on the draft supplement to the final SEIS. 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The FSEIS for the IP2 and IP3 projects may also be accessed on the internet at http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/ sr1437/ by selecting ‘‘Supplement-38.’’ The IP2s and IP3s license application, the IP2s and IP3s Environmental Report, and Volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the NRC’s FSEIS are available in ADAMS under the following Accession Numbers: • IP2s and IP3’s license application— ML071210507 • IP2s and IP3s Environmental Report— ML071210530 • Volumes of final SEIS Volume 1—ML103350405 Volume 2—ML103350438, ML103360209, ML103360212, Volume 3—ML103350442 Volume 4—ML13162A616 A copy of this supplement to the FSEIS and the FSEIS will be available at the the White Plains Public Library (White Plains, NY), Hendrick Hudson Free Library (Montrose, NY), and the Field Library (Peekskill, NY). PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39019 Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of June, 2012. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Anneliese Simmons, Acting Chief, Projects Branch 2, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2013–15527 Filed 6–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–285, NRC–2013–0111] Omaha Public Power District, Fort Calhoun Station, Unit 1 Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Request for action; receipt. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is giving notice that by petition dated June 21, 2012, Mr. Wallace Taylor (the petitioner) has requested that the NRC take enforcement action against Fort Calhoun Station, Unit 1 (FCS). The petitioner’s requests are included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2013–0111 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may access information related to this document, which the NRC possesses and is publicly available, using any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2013–0111. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–492–3668; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. • 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/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 document (if that document is available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is referenced. • 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1 39020 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 125 / Friday, June 28, 2013 / Notices On June 21, 2012 (ADAMS Accession No. ML11174A228), the petitioner requested that the NRC take enforcement action with regard to FCS. The petitioner also met with the Petition Review Board (PRB) and supplemented its petition during a teleconference on August 27 and November 19, 2012 (ADAMS Accession Nos. ML12250A714, and ML12352A279, respectively). As a basis for the request, the petitioner states that the NRC’s own guidelines regarding enforcement sanctions would categorize the events at FCS over the past 20 years at Severity Level I, the highest level, because those events involve (1) Situations involving particularly poor licensee performance, or involving willfulness; (2) situations when the violation results in a substantial increase in risk, including cases in which the duration of the violation has contributed to the substantial increase; and (3) situations in which the licensee made a conscious decision to be in noncompliance to obtain an economic benefit (63 FR 26630–01, 26642; May 13, 1998). The petitioner states that the NRC considers these violations to be of significant concern, and it may apply its full enforcement action to remedy these violations, including issuing appropriate orders. Id. The petitioner provided supplemental information in support of the petition and states that (1) A support beam was found that was not within allowable limits for stress and loading; (2) given Exelon’s long history of deliberate misconduct and willful violations at its various nuclear plants around the United States, day-today management of FCS by Exelon is likely to worsen FCS’ performance rather than improve it; (3) the flooding hazard at Fort Calhoun greatly exceeds its flooding protection measures at this time; (4) FCS’ risk of flooding from each of the six upstream dams has not been evaluated or resolved; and (5) the identification of 614 primary reactor containment electrical penetration seals containing Teflon that could degrade during design-basis accident conditions. The request is being treated pursuant to § 2.206 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, ‘‘Requests for Action under This Subpart,’’ of the Commission’s regulations. The request has been referred to the Director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR). As provided by § 2.206, appropriate action will be taken on this petition within a reasonable time. The petitioner requested an opportunity to address the NRR Petition Review Board (PRB). The PRB held recorded teleconferences with the petitioner tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:17 Jun 27, 2013 Jkt 229001 during which the petitioner supplemented and clarified the petition. The PRB considered results of those discussions in its determination regarding the petitioner’s request. As a result, the PRB acknowledged the petitioner’s concerns about containment internal structures, electrical penetrations, and upstream dam failures. The NRC is currently reviewing the issues above related to containment internal structures, electrical penetrations, and upstream dam failures. Both the containment internal structures and electrical penetrations issues have been identified as issues that must be resolved before restart of the facility and have been added to the confirmatory action letter (ADAMS Accession No. ML13057A287). Additionally, the PRB noted that natural disasters, such as flooding, are undergoing NRC review as part of the lessons learned from the Fukushima Dai-ichi event in Japan. The NRC staff is evaluating the effect of multiple upstream dam failures as a part of the Fukushima Dai-ichi reviews, as well as other processes. The PRB intends to use the results of the aforementioned reviews to inform its final decision on whether to implement the requested actions. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 19th day of June 2013. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Jennifer L. Uhle, Deputy Director, Reactor Safety Programs, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2013–15524 Filed 6–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. MT2011–2; Order No. 1755] Market Test on Gift Cards Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing requesting a temporary extension of a market test on gift cards. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps. DATES: Comments are due: July 8, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at http:// www.prc.gov. Those who cannot submit comments electronically should contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by telephone for advice on filing alternatives. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 18, 2013, the United States Postal Service moved to temporarily extend its Gift Card market test under 39 U.S.C. 3641(d).1 The market test is set to expire June 27, 2013. Motion at 1. The impending expiration date prompts the Postal Service to request an extension of the market test until January 31, 2014. Id. at 2. In addition, the Postal Service requests a waiver of 39 U.S.C. 3641(d)(2), which requires that requests to extend market tests be submitted not later than 60 days before the date on which the market test would otherwise expire. Id. In support of its Motion, the Postal Service states it ‘‘needs more time to determine the impact of its efforts to improve sales, as well as the demand for closed loop cards.’’ Id. It contends an extension would not prejudice any party. Id. at 3. The Commission will grant a 1-month extension of the Gift Card market test, through July 27, 2013. Given the short deadline before the market test would otherwise terminate, the extension will afford interested persons an opportunity to comment on the Motion. Such comments are due no later than July 8, 2013. Robert N. Sidman, previously designated to serve as Public Representative in this proceeding, will continue to serve in that capacity. Dissenting Opinion of Commissioner Langley I support the Postal Service seeking new revenue streams. However, as I indicated initially, in Order No. 721, section 404(e)(2) prohibits the Postal Service from offering any new nonpostal services and this prohibition applies to experimental offerings. See Order No. 721, Order Authorizing Gift Card Market Test, Dissenting Opinion of Commissioner Blair and Commissioner Langley, April 28, 2011. [Signed] Commissioner Nanci E. Langley It is ordered: 1. The Commission grants an extension until July 27, 2013 to the expiration date of the market test of Gift Cards. 2. Comments by interested persons are due no later than July 8, 2013. 1 Motion of the United States Postal Service for Temporary Extension of Gift Cards Market Test, June 18, 2013 (Motion). See also Order No. 721, Order Authorizing Gift Card Market Test, April 28, 2011. E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 50-285, NRC-2013-0111]


Omaha Public Power District, Fort Calhoun Station, Unit 1

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Request for action; receipt.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is giving notice 
that by petition dated June 21, 2012, Mr. Wallace Taylor (the 
petitioner) has requested that the NRC take enforcement action against 
Fort Calhoun Station, Unit 1 (FCS). The petitioner's requests are 
included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2013-0111 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may access information related to this document, which the NRC 
possesses and is publicly available, using any of the following 
methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2013-0111. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-492-
3668; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov.
     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 document (if that document is 
available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is 
referenced.
     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.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 21, 2012 (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML11174A228), the petitioner requested that the NRC take enforcement 
action with regard to FCS. The petitioner also met with the Petition 
Review Board (PRB) and supplemented its petition during a 
teleconference on August 27 and November 19, 2012 (ADAMS Accession Nos. 
ML12250A714, and ML12352A279, respectively). As a basis for the 
request, the petitioner states that the NRC's own guidelines regarding 
enforcement sanctions would categorize the events at FCS over the past 
20 years at Severity Level I, the highest level, because those events 
involve (1) Situations involving particularly poor licensee 
performance, or involving willfulness; (2) situations when the 
violation results in a substantial increase in risk, including cases in 
which the duration of the violation has contributed to the substantial 
increase; and (3) situations in which the licensee made a conscious 
decision to be in noncompliance to obtain an economic benefit (63 FR 
26630-01, 26642; May 13, 1998). The petitioner states that the NRC 
considers these violations to be of significant concern, and it may 
apply its full enforcement action to remedy these violations, including 
issuing appropriate orders. Id. The petitioner provided supplemental 
information in support of the petition and states that (1) A support 
beam was found that was not within allowable limits for stress and 
loading; (2) given Exelon's long history of deliberate misconduct and 
willful violations at its various nuclear plants around the United 
States, day-to-day management of FCS by Exelon is likely to worsen FCS' 
performance rather than improve it; (3) the flooding hazard at Fort 
Calhoun greatly exceeds its flooding protection measures at this time; 
(4) FCS' risk of flooding from each of the six upstream dams has not 
been evaluated or resolved; and (5) the identification of 614 primary 
reactor containment electrical penetration seals containing Teflon that 
could degrade during design-basis accident conditions.
    The request is being treated pursuant to Sec.  2.206 of Title 10 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations, ``Requests for Action under This 
Subpart,'' of the Commission's regulations. The request has been 
referred to the Director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation 
(NRR). As provided by Sec.  2.206, appropriate action will be taken on 
this petition within a reasonable time. The petitioner requested an 
opportunity to address the NRR Petition Review Board (PRB). The PRB 
held recorded teleconferences with the petitioner during which the 
petitioner supplemented and clarified the petition. The PRB considered 
results of those discussions in its determination regarding the 
petitioner's request. As a result, the PRB acknowledged the 
petitioner's concerns about containment internal structures, electrical 
penetrations, and upstream dam failures. The NRC is currently reviewing 
the issues above related to containment internal structures, electrical 
penetrations, and upstream dam failures. Both the containment internal 
structures and electrical penetrations issues have been identified as 
issues that must be resolved before restart of the facility and have 
been added to the confirmatory action letter (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML13057A287). Additionally, the PRB noted that natural disasters, such 
as flooding, are undergoing NRC review as part of the lessons learned 
from the Fukushima Dai-ichi event in Japan. The NRC staff is evaluating 
the effect of multiple upstream dam failures as a part of the Fukushima 
Dai-ichi reviews, as well as other processes. The PRB intends to use 
the results of the aforementioned reviews to inform its final decision 
on whether to implement the requested actions.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 19th day of June 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Jennifer L. Uhle,
Deputy Director, Reactor Safety Programs, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2013-15524 Filed 6-27-13; 8:45 am]
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