James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant, LLC, 10846-10847 [2014-04208]

Download as PDF 10846 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 38 / Wednesday, February 26, 2014 / Notices rm/doc-collections/acrs. Information regarding topics to be discussed, changes to the agenda, whether the meeting has been canceled or rescheduled, and the time allotted to present oral statements can be obtained from the Web site cited above or by contacting the identified DFO. Moreover, in view of the possibility that the schedule for ACRS meetings may be adjusted by the Chairman as necessary to facilitate the conduct of the meeting, persons planning to attend should check with these references if such rescheduling would result in a major inconvenience. If attending this meeting, please enter through the One White Flint North building, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD. After registering with security, please contact Mr. Theron Brown (Telephone 240–888–9835) to be escorted to the meeting room. Dated: February 20, 2014. Cayetano Santos, Chief, Technical Support Branch, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2014–04207 Filed 2–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Planning and Procedures; Notice of Meeting The ACRS Subcommittee on Planning and Procedures will hold a meeting on March 5, 2014, Room T–2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. The meeting will be open to public attendance with the exception of a portion that may be closed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(2) and (6) to discuss organizational and personnel matters that relate solely to the internal personnel rules and practices of the ACRS, and information the release of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Wednesday, March 5, 2014—12:00 p.m. Until 1:00 p.m. The Subcommittee will discuss proposed ACRS activities and related matters. The Subcommittee will gather information, analyze relevant issues and facts, and formulate proposed positions and actions, as appropriate, for deliberation by the Full Committee. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:24 Feb 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 Members of the public desiring to provide oral statements and/or written comments should notify the Designated Federal Official (DFO), Quynh Nguyen (Telephone 301–415–5844 or Email: Quynh.Nguyen@nrc.gov) five days prior to the meeting, if possible, so that arrangements can be made. Thirty-five hard copies of each presentation or handout should be provided to the DFO thirty minutes before the meeting. In addition, one electronic copy of each presentation should be emailed to the DFO one day before the meeting. If an electronic copy cannot be provided within this timeframe, presenters should provide the DFO with a CD containing each presentation at least thirty minutes before the meeting. Electronic recordings will be permitted only during those portions of the meeting that are open to the public. Detailed procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACRS meetings were published in the Federal Register on November 8, 2013, (78 CFR 67205– 67206). Information regarding changes to the agenda, whether the meeting has been canceled or rescheduled, and the time allotted to present oral statements can be obtained by contacting the identified DFO. Moreover, in view of the possibility that the schedule for ACRS meetings may be adjusted by the Chairman as necessary to facilitate the conduct of the meeting, persons planning to attend should check with the DFO if such rescheduling would result in a major inconvenience. If attending this meeting, please enter through the One White Flint North building, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD. After registering with security, please contact Mr. Theron Brown (240–888–9835) to be escorted to the meeting room. Dated: February 20, 2014. Cayetano Santos, Chief Technical Support Branch, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2014–04209 Filed 2–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–333; NRC–2014–0034] James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant, LLC Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: 10 CFR 2.206 request; receipt. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is giving notice that SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 by petition dated July 25, 2013, David L. Lochbaum, on behalf of the Alliance for Green Economy, Beyond Nuclear, Citizen’s Awareness Network, and Union of Concerned Scientists (together referred to as petitioners) has requested that the NRC take enforcement action with regard to James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant. The petitioners’ requests are included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2014–0034 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may access publicly-available information related to this document using any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2014–0034. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–287– 3422; 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 notice (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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 25, 2013, the petitioners requested that the NRC take action with regard to James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant (ADAMS Accession No. ML13217A061). The petitioners requested that the NRC take enforcement action by imposing a regulatory requirement that all the tubes in the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant’s condenser be replaced prior to the restart of the plant from its fall 2014 refueling outage. As the basis for this request, the petitioners stated that the enforcement action is needed to protect the public from the owner of the plant opting to defer correcting a potential safety problem. James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant is experiencing abnormally E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 38 / Wednesday, February 26, 2014 / Notices high occurrences of condenser tube failures. The condenser tube leaks could cause the normal heat sink to become unavailable, which in turn can complicate the operator’s response to a reactor shutdown. The petitioners pointed out that the NRC’s reactor oversight process also recognizes the elevated risk associated with a reactor shutdown with complications. Operating experience indicates that condenser tube leaks have contaminated the reactor coolant with impurities from the condenser cooling water and caused extensive damage to nuclear power plant components. The petitioners explained their concerns with comparison of historical data of U.S plants’ condenser tube leaks that showed that the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant has experienced over 30 percent of the condenser tube leak events of the entire U.S. fleet in the past decade. The request is being treated pursuant to Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 2.206 of the Commission’s regulations. The request has been referred to the Director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. As provided by 10 CFR 2.206, appropriate action will be taken on this petition within a reasonable time. The petitioner and the co-petitioners met with NRC’s Petition Review Board (PRB) on November 13, 2013 (transcript at ADAMS Accession No. ML14036A234) to further discuss their concerns. The results of that discussion were considered in the board’s determination regarding the petitioner’s request for action and in establishing the schedule for the review of the petition. A copy of the petition is available for inspection under ADAMS Accession No. ML13217A061. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 12th day of February 2014. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Jennifer Uhle, Deputy Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2014–04208 Filed 2–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:24 Feb 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 Extension: Rule 17g–7, SEC File No. 270– 600, OMB Control No. 3235–0656. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (‘‘PRA’’) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the existing collection of information provided for in Rule 17g–7, (17 CFR 240.17g–7), under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Exchange Act’’) (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.). The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for extension and approval. Rule 17g–7 requires nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (‘‘NRSROs’’) to include in any report accompanying a credit rating with respect to an asset-backed security (‘‘ABS’’) (as that term is defined in Section 3(a)(77) of the Exchange Act) a description of the representations, warranties and enforcement mechanisms available to investors and a description of how they differ from the representations, warranties and enforcement mechanisms in issuances of similar securities. Rule 17g–7 potentially applies to each of the 10 NRSROs currently registered with the Commission.1 Commission staff estimates that the 10 currently-registered NRSROs would each spend an average of approximately 100 hours per year reviewing and updating benchmarks for various types of securities for purposes of comparing representations, warranties, and enforcement mechanisms, resulting in an annual industry-wide reporting burden of 1,000 hours (10 respondents 1 When the Commission first adopted rules under the Credit Rating Agency Reform Act of 2006, it estimated that approximately 30 credit rating agencies ultimately would be registered as NRSROs. See Oversight of Credit Rating Agencies Registered as Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations, Release No. 34–55857 (Jun. 5, 2007), 72 FR 33564, 33607 (Jun. 18, 2007). Accordingly, the Commission used 30 respondents for purposes of calculating its PRA burden estimates when it adopted Rule 17g–7. See Disclosure for AssetBacked Securities Required by Section 943 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Release No. 33–9175; 34–63741 (Jan. 20, 2011), 76 FR 4489, 4506 (Jan. 26, 2011) (‘‘Rule 17g–7 Adopting Release’’). Since that time, 10 credit rating agencies have registered with the Commission as NRSROs. This number has remained constant for several years. Consequently, when the Commission last proposed rules regarding the oversight of NRSROs, it stated that it believed it to be more appropriate to use the actual number of NRSROs for purposes of the PRA. See Proposed Rules for Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations, Release No. 34–64514 (May 18, 2011), 76 FR 33420, 33499 (Jun. 8, 2011) (stating that ‘‘while the Commission expects several more credit rating agencies may become registered as NRSROs over the next few years, the Commission preliminarily believes that the actual number of NRSROs should be used for purposes of the PRA.’’). PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10847 × 100 hours/respondent). On a deal-bydeal basis, Commission staff estimates that it would take each NRSRO an average of approximately: (i) One hour to review each ABS transaction to review the relevant disclosures prepared by an issuer, which an NRSRO would review as part of the rating process, and convert those disclosures into a format suitable for inclusion in any report to be issued by an NRSRO, and (ii) 10 hours per ABS transaction to compare the terms of the current deal to those of similar securities. When the Commission adopted Rule 17g–7, it estimated the average annual number of ABS offerings to be 2,067 and the average number of credit ratings per issuance of ABS to be four, resulting in 8,268 annual responses.2 Commission staff believes that these estimates continue to be valid and, accordingly, estimates that the total industry-wide annual reporting burden of complying with the disclosure requirements under Rule 17g–7 is 90,948 hours (8,268 responses × 11 hours/response). As a result, Commission staff estimates a total aggregate burden of 91,948 hours per year for complying with the rule (1,000 hours for reviewing and updating benchmarks + 90,948 hours for complying with disclosure requirements). Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s estimates of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in writing within 60 days of this publication. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information under the PRA unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Please direct your written comments to: Thomas Bayer, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi PavlikSimon, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549, or send an email to: PRA_ Mailbox@sec.gov. 2 See E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM Rule 17g–7 Adopting Release, 76 FR at 4508. 26FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 38 (Wednesday, February 26, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10846-10847]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-04208]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 50-333; NRC-2014-0034]


James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant, LLC

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: 10 CFR 2.206 request; receipt.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is giving notice 
that by petition dated July 25, 2013, David L. Lochbaum, on behalf of 
the Alliance for Green Economy, Beyond Nuclear, Citizen's Awareness 
Network, and Union of Concerned Scientists (together referred to as 
petitioners) has requested that the NRC take enforcement action with 
regard to James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant. The petitioners' 
requests are included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this 
document.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2014-0034 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may access publicly-available information related to this document 
using any of the following methods:
      Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2014-0034. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-
3422; 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 notice (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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 25, 2013, the petitioners requested 
that the NRC take action with regard to James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear 
Power Plant (ADAMS Accession No. ML13217A061). The petitioners 
requested that the NRC take enforcement action by imposing a regulatory 
requirement that all the tubes in the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear 
Power Plant's condenser be replaced prior to the restart of the plant 
from its fall 2014 refueling outage.
    As the basis for this request, the petitioners stated that the 
enforcement action is needed to protect the public from the owner of 
the plant opting to defer correcting a potential safety problem. James 
A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant is experiencing abnormally

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high occurrences of condenser tube failures. The condenser tube leaks 
could cause the normal heat sink to become unavailable, which in turn 
can complicate the operator's response to a reactor shutdown. The 
petitioners pointed out that the NRC's reactor oversight process also 
recognizes the elevated risk associated with a reactor shutdown with 
complications. Operating experience indicates that condenser tube leaks 
have contaminated the reactor coolant with impurities from the 
condenser cooling water and caused extensive damage to nuclear power 
plant components. The petitioners explained their concerns with 
comparison of historical data of U.S plants' condenser tube leaks that 
showed that the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant has 
experienced over 30 percent of the condenser tube leak events of the 
entire U.S. fleet in the past decade.
    The request is being treated pursuant to Title 10 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 2.206 of the Commission's regulations. The 
request has been referred to the Director of the Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation. As provided by 10 CFR 2.206, appropriate action 
will be taken on this petition within a reasonable time. The petitioner 
and the co-petitioners met with NRC's Petition Review Board (PRB) on 
November 13, 2013 (transcript at ADAMS Accession No. ML14036A234) to 
further discuss their concerns. The results of that discussion were 
considered in the board's determination regarding the petitioner's 
request for action and in establishing the schedule for the review of 
the petition. A copy of the petition is available for inspection under 
ADAMS Accession No. ML13217A061.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 12th day of February 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Jennifer Uhle,
Deputy Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2014-04208 Filed 2-25-14; 8:45 am]
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