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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Notices Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 23rd day of September, 2014. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Kristen Benney, NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services. [FR Doc. 2014–22968 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. NRC–2014–0104] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of the OMB review of information collection and solicitation of public comment. AGENCY: The NRC has recently submitted to OMB for review the following proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The NRC published a Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period on this information collection on June 30, 2014. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Revision. 2. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 72, ‘‘Licensing Requirements for the Independent Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel, HighLevel Radioactive Waste and ReactorRelated Greater than Class C Waste.’’ 3. Current OMB approval number: 3150–0132. 4. The form number if applicable: NA. 5. How often the collection is required: Required reports are collected and evaluated on a continuing basis as events occur; submittal of reports varies from less than one per year under some rule sections to up to an average of about 80 per year under other rule sections. Applications for new licenses, certificates of compliance (CoCs), and amendments may be submitted at anytime; applications for renewal of licenses are required every 40 years for an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) or CoC effective May 21, 2011, and every 40 years for a Monitored Retrievable Storage (MRS) facility. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 6. Who will be required or asked to report: Certificate holders and applicants for a CoC for spent fuel storage casks; licensees and applicants for a license to possess power reactor spent fuel and other radioactive materials associated with spent fuel storage in an ISFSI; and the Department of Energy for licenses to receive, transfer, package and possess power reactor spent fuel, high-level waste, and other radioactive materials associated with spent fuel and high-level waste storage in an MRS. 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 515. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 76. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 69,065. 10. Abstract: Part 72 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), establishes mandatory requirements, procedures, and criteria for the issuance of licenses to receive, transfer, and possess power reactor spent fuel and other radioactive materials associated with spent fuel storage in an ISFSI, as well as requirements for the issuance of licenses to the Department of Energy to receive, transfer, package, and possess power reactor spent fuel and high-level radioactive waste, and other associated radioactive materials in an MRS. The information in the applications, reports, and records is used by NRC to make licensing and other regulatory determinations. The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly-available documents, including the final supporting statement, at the NRC’s Public Document Room, Room O–1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC’s Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/ public-involve/doc-comment/omb/. The document will be available on the NRC’s home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by October 27, 2014. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given to comments received after this date. Danielle Y. Jones, Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150–0132), NEOB–10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503 Comments can also be emailed to Danielle_Y_Jones@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at 202–395– 1741. PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57985 The Acting NRC Clearance Officer is Brenda Miles, telephone: 301–415– 7884. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 19th day of September, 2014. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Brenda Miles, Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services. [FR Doc. 2014–22931 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 52–025 and 52–026; NRC– 2014–0208] Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Southern Nuclear Operating Company; Reclassification of Portions of Human Factors Verification and Validation Planning Documents Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Exemption and combined license amendment; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting an exemption to allow a departure from the certification information of Tier 2* of the generic design control document (DCD) and issuing License Amendment No. 22 to Combined Licenses (COL), NPF–91 and NPF–92. The COLs were issued to Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC), Georgia Power Company, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia, and City of Dalton, Georgia (the licensee), for construction and operation of the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4, located in Burke County, Georgia. The amendment revises the updated final safety analysis report (UFSAR) by reclassifying portions of the five Tier 2* Human Factors & Validation (V&V) Technical Reports listed in UFSAR Table 1.6–1 and Chapter 18, Subsection 18.11.2. The granting of the exemption allows the changes to Tier 2* information asked for in the amendment. Because the acceptability of the exemption was determined in part by the acceptability of the amendment, the exemption and amendment are being issued concurrently. SUMMARY: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2014–0208 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may obtain publicly-available information related to this document using any of the following methods: ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 57986 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2014–0208. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–287–3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may access publicly available documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection 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. The request for the amendment was submitted by the letter dated November 27, 2013 (ADAMS Accession No. ML13331B502). The request for the exemption was submitted by the letter dated March 7, 2014 (ADAMS Accession No. ML14066A412). The licensee supplemented this request by letters dated May 23 (ADAMS Accession No. ML14143A112), and July 18, 2014 (ADAMS Accession No. ML14199A633). • 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: Ravindra Joshi, Office of New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–6191; email: Ravindra.Joshi@ nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The NRC is granting an exemption from Paragraph B of Section III, ‘‘Scope and Contents,’’ of Appendix D, ‘‘Design Certification Rule for the AP1000,’’ to part 52 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) and issuing License Amendment No. 22 to COLs, NPF–91 and NPF–92, to the licensee. The exemption is required by Paragraph B.6.c of Section VIII, ‘‘Processes for Changes and Departures,’’ Appendix D to 10 CFR part 52 to allow the licensee to depart from Tier 2* information. With the requested amendment, the licensee VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 sought changes to the UFSAR by reclassifying portions of the five Tier 2* Human Factors V&V Technical Reports listed in UFSAR Table 1.6–1 and Chapter 18, Subsection 18.11.2. Part of the justification for granting the exemption was provided by the review of the amendment. Because the exemption is necessary in order to issue the requested license amendment, the NRC granted the exemption and issued the amendment concurrently, rather than in sequence. This included issuing a combined safety evaluation containing the NRC staff’s review of both the exemption request and the license amendment. The exemption met all applicable regulatory criteria set forth in 10 CFR 50.12, 10 CFR 52.7, and 52.63(b)(1). The license amendment was found to be acceptable as well. The combined safety evaluation is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML14073A770. Identical exemption documents (except for referenced unit numbers and license numbers) were issued to the licensee for VEGP Units 3 and 4 (COLs NPF–91 and NPF–92). These documents can be found in ADAMS under Accession Nos. ML14073A764 and ML14073A765, respectively. The exemption is reproduced (with the exception of abbreviated titles and additional citations) in Section II of this document. The amendment documents for COLs NPF–91 and NPF–92 are available in ADAMS under Accession Nos. ML14073A758 and ML14073A761, respectively. A summary of the amendment documents is provided in Section III of this document. II. Exemption Reproduced below is the exemption document issued to VEGP Units 3 and 4. It makes reference to the combined safety evaluation that provides the reasoning for the findings made by the NRC (and listed under Item 1) in order to grant the exemption: 1. In a letter dated November 27, 2013 and supplemented by the letters dated March 7, May 23, and July 18, 2014, Southern Nuclear Operating Company (licensee) requested from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Commission) an exemption from the provisions of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) part 52, Appendix D, Section III.B, ‘‘Design Certification Rule for the AP1000 Design, Scope, and Contents,’’ as part of license amendment request (LAR) 13–034, ‘‘Reclassification of Portions of Human Factors Verification and Validation of Planning Documents’’ (LAR 13–034). For the reasons set forth in Section 3.1 of the NRC staff Safety Evaluation, PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 which can be found at Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession Number ML14073A770, the Commission finds that: A. The exemption is authorized by law; B. the exemption presents no undue risk to public health and safety; C. the exemption is consistent with the common defense and security; D. special circumstances are present in that the application of the rule in this circumstance is not necessary to serve the underlying purpose of the rule; E. the special circumstances outweigh any decrease in safety that may result from the reduction in standardization caused by the exemption; and F. the exemption will not result in a significant decrease in the level of safety otherwise provided by the design. 2. Accordingly, the licensee is granted an exemption to the provisions of 10 CFR part 52, Appendix D, Section III.B, to allow deviations from the certified Design Control Document (DCD) Tier 2* information, as described in the licensee’s request dated November 27, 2013 and supplemented by the letters dated March 7, May 23, and July 18, 2014. This exemption is related to, and necessary for the granting of License Amendment No. 22, which is being issued concurrently with this exemption. 3. As explained in Section 5 of the NRC staff Safety Evaluation (ADAMS Accession Number ML14073A770), this exemption meets the eligibility criteria for categorical exclusion set forth in 10 CFR 51.22(c)(9). Therefore, pursuant to 10 CFR 51.22(b), no environmental impact statement or environmental assessment needs to be prepared in connection with the issuance of the exemption. 4. This exemption is effective as of September 3, 2014. III. License Amendment Request The request for the amendment was submitted by the letter dated November 27, 2013 (ADAMS Accession No. ML13331B502). The request for the exemption was submitted by the letter dated March 7, 2014 (ADAMS Accession No. ML14066A412). The licensee supplemented this request by letters dated May 23 (ADAMS Accession No. ML14143A112), and July 18, 2014 (ADAMS Accession No. ML14199A633). The proposed license amendment request revises the UFSAR by reclassifying portions of the five Tier 2* Human Factors V&V Technical Reports listed in UFSAR Table 1.6–1 and Chapter 18, Subsection 18.11.2. E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Notices The Commission has determined for these amendments that the application complies with the standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the Commission’s rules and regulations. The Commission has made appropriate findings as required by the Act and the Commission’s rules and regulations in 10 CFR Chapter I, which are set forth in the license amendment. A notice of consideration of issuance of amendment to facility operating license or combined license, as applicable, proposed no significant hazards consideration determination, and opportunity for a hearing in connection with these actions, was published in the Federal Register on January 21, 2014 (79 FR 3417). No comments were received during the 60day comment period. The Commission has determined that these amendments satisfy the criteria for categorical exclusion in accordance with 10 CFR 51.22(c)(9). Therefore, pursuant to 10 CFR 51.22(b), no environmental impact statement or environmental assessment need be prepared for these amendments. IV. Conclusion Using the reasons set forth in the combined safety evaluation, the staff granted the exemption and issued the amendment that the licensee requested on November 27, 2013, and supplemented by letters dated March 7, May 23, and July 18, 2014. The exemption and amendment were issued on September 3, 2014 as part of a combined package to the licensee (ADAMS Accession No. ML14073A752). Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 22nd day of September, 2014. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. David H. Jaffe, Acting Chief, Licensing Branch 4, Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David A. Trissell, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Notice of Commission Action III. Ordering Paragraphs I. Introduction In accordance with 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 39 CFR 3020.30 et seq., the Postal Service filed a formal request and associated supporting information to add Priority Mail Contract 92 to the competitive product list.1 The Postal Service contemporaneously filed a redacted contract related to the proposed new product under 39 U.S.C. 3632(b)(3) and 39 CFR 3015.5. Id. Attachment B. To support its Request, the Postal Service filed a copy of the contract, a copy of the Governors’ Decision authorizing the product, proposed changes to the Mail Classification Schedule, a Statement of Supporting Justification, a certification of compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a), and an application for non-public treatment of certain materials. It also filed supporting financial workpapers. II. Notice of Commission Action [FR Doc. 2014–23032 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. MC2014–46 and CP2014–82; Order No. 2189] New Postal Product mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps. DATES: Comments are due: September 30, 2014. 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. Postal Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning an addition of Priority Mail Contract 92 to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2014–46 and CP2014–82 to consider the Request pertaining to the proposed Priority Mail Contract 92 product and the related contract, respectively. The Commission invites comments on whether the Postal Service’s filings in the captioned dockets are consistent with the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3632, 3633, or 3642, 39 CFR part 3015, and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. Comments are due no later than September 30, 2014. The public portions of these filings can SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 1 Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Contract 92 to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing (Under Seal) of Unredacted Governors’ Decision, Contract, and Supporting Data, September 22, 2014 (Request). PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57987 be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (http://www.prc.gov). The Commission appoints Lyudmila Bzhilyanskaya to serve as Public Representative in these dockets. III. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket Nos. MC2014–46 and CP2014–82 to consider the matters raised in each docket. 2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Lyudmila Bzhilyanskaya is appointed to serve as an officer of the Commission to represent the interests of the general public in these proceedings (Public Representative). 3. Comments are due no later than September 30, 2014. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Shoshana M. Grove, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–22969 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. MC2014–45 and CP2014–81; Order No. 2190] New Postal Product Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning an addition of Priority Mail Contract 91 to the competitive product list. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps. DATES: Comments are due: September 30, 2014. 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: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David A. Trissell, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Notice of Commission Action III. Ordering Paragraphs E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1

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[Docket Nos. 52-025 and 52-026; NRC-2014-0208]


Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Southern Nuclear 
Operating Company; Reclassification of Portions of Human Factors 
Verification and Validation Planning Documents

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Exemption and combined license amendment; issuance.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting an 
exemption to allow a departure from the certification information of 
Tier 2* of the generic design control document (DCD) and issuing 
License Amendment No. 22 to Combined Licenses (COL), NPF-91 and NPF-92. 
The COLs were issued to Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC), 
Georgia Power Company, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, Municipal Electric 
Authority of Georgia, and City of Dalton, Georgia (the licensee), for 
construction and operation of the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, 
Units 3 and 4, located in Burke County, Georgia. The amendment revises 
the updated final safety analysis report (UFSAR) by reclassifying 
portions of the five Tier 2* Human Factors & Validation (V&V) Technical 
Reports listed in UFSAR Table 1.6-1 and Chapter 18, Subsection 18.11.2.
    The granting of the exemption allows the changes to Tier 2* 
information asked for in the amendment. Because the acceptability of 
the exemption was determined in part by the acceptability of the 
amendment, the exemption and amendment are being issued concurrently.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2014-0208 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may obtain publicly-available information related to this document 
using any of the following methods:

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     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2014-0208. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-
3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact 
the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this document.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may access publicly available documents online in the 
ADAMS Public Documents collection 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. The request for the amendment was 
submitted by the letter dated November 27, 2013 (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML13331B502). The request for the exemption was submitted by the letter 
dated March 7, 2014 (ADAMS Accession No. ML14066A412). The licensee 
supplemented this request by letters dated May 23 (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML14143A112), and July 18, 2014 (ADAMS Accession No. ML14199A633).
     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: Ravindra Joshi, Office of New 
Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001; telephone: 301-415-6191; email: Ravindra.Joshi@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    The NRC is granting an exemption from Paragraph B of Section III, 
``Scope and Contents,'' of Appendix D, ``Design Certification Rule for 
the AP1000,'' to part 52 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
(10 CFR) and issuing License Amendment No. 22 to COLs, NPF-91 and NPF-
92, to the licensee. The exemption is required by Paragraph B.6.c of 
Section VIII, ``Processes for Changes and Departures,'' Appendix D to 
10 CFR part 52 to allow the licensee to depart from Tier 2* 
information. With the requested amendment, the licensee sought changes 
to the UFSAR by reclassifying portions of the five Tier 2* Human 
Factors V&V Technical Reports listed in UFSAR Table 1.6-1 and Chapter 
18, Subsection 18.11.2.
    Part of the justification for granting the exemption was provided 
by the review of the amendment. Because the exemption is necessary in 
order to issue the requested license amendment, the NRC granted the 
exemption and issued the amendment concurrently, rather than in 
sequence. This included issuing a combined safety evaluation containing 
the NRC staff's review of both the exemption request and the license 
amendment. The exemption met all applicable regulatory criteria set 
forth in 10 CFR 50.12, 10 CFR 52.7, and 52.63(b)(1). The license 
amendment was found to be acceptable as well. The combined safety 
evaluation is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML14073A770.
    Identical exemption documents (except for referenced unit numbers 
and license numbers) were issued to the licensee for VEGP Units 3 and 4 
(COLs NPF-91 and NPF-92). These documents can be found in ADAMS under 
Accession Nos. ML14073A764 and ML14073A765, respectively. The exemption 
is reproduced (with the exception of abbreviated titles and additional 
citations) in Section II of this document. The amendment documents for 
COLs NPF-91 and NPF-92 are available in ADAMS under Accession Nos. 
ML14073A758 and ML14073A761, respectively. A summary of the amendment 
documents is provided in Section III of this document.

II. Exemption

    Reproduced below is the exemption document issued to VEGP Units 3 
and 4. It makes reference to the combined safety evaluation that 
provides the reasoning for the findings made by the NRC (and listed 
under Item 1) in order to grant the exemption:
    1. In a letter dated November 27, 2013 and supplemented by the 
letters dated March 7, May 23, and July 18, 2014, Southern Nuclear 
Operating Company (licensee) requested from the Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission (Commission) an exemption from the provisions of Title 10 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) part 52, Appendix D, Section 
III.B, ``Design Certification Rule for the AP1000 Design, Scope, and 
Contents,'' as part of license amendment request (LAR) 13-034, 
``Reclassification of Portions of Human Factors Verification and 
Validation of Planning Documents'' (LAR 13-034).
    For the reasons set forth in Section 3.1 of the NRC staff Safety 
Evaluation, which can be found at Agencywide Documents Access and 
Management System (ADAMS) Accession Number ML14073A770, the Commission 
finds that:
    A. The exemption is authorized by law;
    B. the exemption presents no undue risk to public health and 
safety;
    C. the exemption is consistent with the common defense and 
security;
    D. special circumstances are present in that the application of the 
rule in this circumstance is not necessary to serve the underlying 
purpose of the rule;
    E. the special circumstances outweigh any decrease in safety that 
may result from the reduction in standardization caused by the 
exemption; and
    F. the exemption will not result in a significant decrease in the 
level of safety otherwise provided by the design.
    2. Accordingly, the licensee is granted an exemption to the 
provisions of 10 CFR part 52, Appendix D, Section III.B, to allow 
deviations from the certified Design Control Document (DCD) Tier 2* 
information, as described in the licensee's request dated November 27, 
2013 and supplemented by the letters dated March 7, May 23, and July 
18, 2014. This exemption is related to, and necessary for the granting 
of License Amendment No. 22, which is being issued concurrently with 
this exemption.
    3. As explained in Section 5 of the NRC staff Safety Evaluation 
(ADAMS Accession Number ML14073A770), this exemption meets the 
eligibility criteria for categorical exclusion set forth in 10 CFR 
51.22(c)(9). Therefore, pursuant to 10 CFR 51.22(b), no environmental 
impact statement or environmental assessment needs to be prepared in 
connection with the issuance of the exemption.
    4. This exemption is effective as of September 3, 2014.

III. License Amendment Request

    The request for the amendment was submitted by the letter dated 
November 27, 2013 (ADAMS Accession No. ML13331B502). The request for 
the exemption was submitted by the letter dated March 7, 2014 (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML14066A412). The licensee supplemented this request by 
letters dated May 23 (ADAMS Accession No. ML14143A112), and July 18, 
2014 (ADAMS Accession No. ML14199A633). The proposed license amendment 
request revises the UFSAR by reclassifying portions of the five Tier 2* 
Human Factors V&V Technical Reports listed in UFSAR Table 1.6-1 and 
Chapter 18, Subsection 18.11.2.

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    The Commission has determined for these amendments that the 
application complies with the standards and requirements of the Atomic 
Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the Commission's rules 
and regulations. The Commission has made appropriate findings as 
required by the Act and the Commission's rules and regulations in 10 
CFR Chapter I, which are set forth in the license amendment.
    A notice of consideration of issuance of amendment to facility 
operating license or combined license, as applicable, proposed no 
significant hazards consideration determination, and opportunity for a 
hearing in connection with these actions, was published in the Federal 
Register on January 21, 2014 (79 FR 3417). No comments were received 
during the 60-day comment period.
    The Commission has determined that these amendments satisfy the 
criteria for categorical exclusion in accordance with 10 CFR 
51.22(c)(9). Therefore, pursuant to 10 CFR 51.22(b), no environmental 
impact statement or environmental assessment need be prepared for these 
amendments.

IV. Conclusion

    Using the reasons set forth in the combined safety evaluation, the 
staff granted the exemption and issued the amendment that the licensee 
requested on November 27, 2013, and supplemented by letters dated March 
7, May 23, and July 18, 2014. The exemption and amendment were issued 
on September 3, 2014 as part of a combined package to the licensee 
(ADAMS Accession No. ML14073A752).

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 22nd day of September, 2014.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
David H. Jaffe,
Acting Chief, Licensing Branch 4, Division of New Reactor Licensing, 
Office of New Reactors.
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