Zion Solutions, LLC; Zion Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2; Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation, 62211-62213 [2014-24640]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 200 / Thursday, October 16, 2014 / Notices 7. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 170. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 18. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: The total number of annual burden hours is 9,914 hours (9,005 hours for recordkeeping and 909 hours for reporting). 10. Abstract: Part 74 establishes requirements for material control and accounting of SNM, and specific performance-based regulations for licensees authorized to possess, use, and produce strategic SNM, and SNM of moderate strategic significance and low strategic significance. The information is used by the NRC to make licensing and regulatory determinations concerning material accounting of SNM and to satisfy obligations of the United States to the International Atomic Energy Agency. 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Comments can also be emailed to Vladik_Dorjets@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at 202–395– 7315. The Acting NRC’s Clearance Officer is Brenda Miles, 301–415–7884. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 10th day of October 2014. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Brenda Miles, NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services. [FR Doc. 2014–24591 Filed 10–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Oct 15, 2014 Jkt 235001 NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–295, 50–304 and 72–1037; NRC–2014–0199] Zion Solutions, LLC; Zion Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2; Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuing an exemption to the spent fuel storage requirements applicable to Zion Solutions, LLC. (hereafter, ZS or the applicant), general license to operate an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) at the Zion Nuclear Power Station (ZNPS). ZS seeks approval to load MAGNASTOR storage casks (Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 72–1031) in a different manner than permitted by any amendment to the MAGNASTOR CoC, but which the NRC has previously reviewed as a proposed amendment to that CoC. The applicant is currently loading storage casks and maintains that relief from requirements provides flexibility in operations, minimizes equipment runtime and repair, and minimizes personnel dose. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2014–0199 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: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2014–0199. 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 obtain 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. For the convenience of the reader, the ADAMS SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62211 accession numbers are provided in a table in the ‘‘Availability of Documents’’ 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: Pamela Longmire, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–287–0829, email: Pamela.Longmire@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuing an exemption to the spent fuel storage requirements applicable to ZS to operate an ISFSI at the ZNPS located in Zion Illinois. Therefore, as required by section 51.30 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), the NRC performed an environmental assessment. Based on the results of the environmental assessment that follows, the NRC has determined not to prepare an environmental impact statement for the exemption, and is issuing a finding of no significant impact. Zion Solutions, LLC. is a general licensee under 10 CFR Part 72 for the storage of spent fuel in its ISFSI. The applicant is subject to 10 CFR 72.212, which provides in part that [t]he general license is limited to storage of spent fuel in casks approved under the provisions of 10 CFR Part 72. The general licensee must ensure that each cask used conforms to the terms, conditions, and specifications of a CoC, or an amended CoC, listed in Section 72.214. The applicant seeks approval to load casks in a different manner than permitted by its current CoC, but which the NRC has previously reviewed as a proposed amendment to that CoC, but not issued as a final rule. NAC, the cask vendor, by application dated June 18, 2013, submitted an amendment request, as supplemented September 6, 2013, and September 19, 2013, to change limiting condition operation (LCO) 3.1.1. The NRC technical review of the NAC CoC amendment request is documented in the safety evaluation report. The NRC staff in the safety evaluation report concludes that the revised time limits of helium backfill and transportable storage canister (TSC) transfer time of technical specification (TS) LCO 3.1.1 are in compliance with 10 CFR Part 72. The evaluation of the thermal design provides reasonable assurance that the resulting values E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1 62212 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 200 / Thursday, October 16, 2014 / Notices proposed will allow safe storage of the spent fuel. The applicant’s exemption request for modified transfer time when a canister’s thermal output is less than or equal to twenty (20) kilowatts, ≤20 kW, relies, as the basis for approval, on the NAC CoC amendment request review performed by the NRC staff. II. Environmental Assessment Description of the Proposed Action The proposed action would exemption ZS from specific portions of the requirements of 10 CFR 72.212 ‘‘Conditions of general license issued under § 72.210,’’ specifically 10 CFR 72.212(a)(2), 72.212(b)(3), 72.212(b)(5)(i), 72.212(b)(11) and 10 CFR 72.214 ‘‘List of approved spent fuel storage casks,’’ for the ZNPS ISFSI. The proposed exemption request pertains to the requirements of technical specification LCO 3.1.1, TSC, Section 1, first table, regarding allowed transfer time from loading of a TSC inside the MAGNASTOR transfer cask (MTC) to placement into the vertical concrete cask (VCC) following the completion of helium backfill. The proposed exemption is to modify the allowable transfer time from eight (8) hours to six hundred (600) hours. The transfer time is for the movement of a TSC, with heat load ≤20 kW, from the decontamination pit to the VCC. The proposed exemption is in accordance with the ZS application dated June 25, 2014, asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Need for the Proposed Action The proposed action would relieve the applicant from requirements of 72.212(a)(2), 72.212(b)(3), 72.212(b)(5)(i), 72.212(b)(11), and 10 CFR 72.214 and requests to use a LCO submitted by the cask vendor, NAC, as ‘‘Amendment No. 4’’ to NAC MAGNASTOR, CoC No. 1031. CoC No. 1031, Amendment No. 4 increases the transfer time for a canister with a heat load ≤20 kW from 8 hours, as required by LCO 3.1.1 under Amendment No. 3, to 600 hours. The applicant maintains that extending the period for the operator to complete the transfer provides the operator the opportunity to conclude the activity, provides flexibility in operations, minimizes equipment runtime and repair, and minimizes personnel dose. Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action The NRC staff has determined that issuance of the proposed exemption will have no significant environmental impact. Environmental Impacts of the Alternatives to the Proposed Action As an alternative to the proposed action, the staff considered denial of the proposed action (i.e., the ‘‘no-action’’ alternative). This alternative would have the same environmental impacts as the proposed action. In the event the NRC were to deny the requested exemption, ZS would continue to operate under the requirements of the current MAGNASTOR® CoC, which has previously been determined to have no significant impacts. The potential environmental impact of using the MAGNASTOR® system was initially analyzed in the environmental assessment for the final rule to add the MAGNASTOR® system to the list of approved spent fuel storage casks in 10 CFR 72.214 (73 FR 70587; November 21, 2008). The environmental assessment for the November 21, 2008, final rule concluded that there would be no significant environmental impact for adding the MAGNASTOR® system, and therefore, the NRC issued a finding of no significant impact. Alternative Use of Resources This action does not impact any resource implications discussed in previous environmental reviews. Agencies and Persons Consulted In accordance with its stated policy, on August 21, 2014, the staff consulted with Mr. Joseph Klinger, Assistant Director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) by email, regarding the environmental impact of the proposed action. The state’s response was received by email dated August 28, 2014. The email response states that IEMA reviewed the draft environmental assessment and had no comments. The state official concurred with the environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact. The NRC staff has determined that a consultation under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act is not required because the proposed action will not affect listed species or critical habitat. The NRC staff has also determined that the proposed action is not a type of activity that has the potential to impact historic properties because the proposed action would occur within the established ZNPS site boundary. Therefore, no consultation is required under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. III. Finding of No Significant Impact In the preparation of this Environmental Assessment, the staff used guidance in NUREG–1748, ‘‘Environmental Review Guidance for Licensing Actions Associated with NMSS Programs.’’ The proposed action will not increase the probability or consequences of accidents. No changes are being made in the types or quantities of effluents that may be released offsite, and there is no significant increase in occupational or public radiation exposure. Therefore, there are no significant radiological environmental impacts associated with the proposed action. The proposed action does not affect non-radiological effluents and has no other environmental impacts. Thus, there are no significant non-radiological impacts associated with the proposed action. Therefore, the proposed action will not have a significant effect on the quality of the human environment. Based on these findings, the NRC concludes that there are no significant environmental impacts associated with the approval of the requested exemption. On the basis of the environmental assessment, the NRC concludes that the proposed action will not have a significant effect on the quality of the human environment. Accordingly, the NRC has determined not to prepare an environmental impact statement for the proposed action. IV. Availability of Documents The documents identified in the following table are available to interested persons through one or more of the following methods, as indicated. ADAMS Accession No. Document NAC application dated June 18, 2013 .................................................................................................................................... NAC supplement dated September 6, 2013 ........................................................................................................................... NAC supplement dated September 19, 2013 ......................................................................................................................... NRC safety evaluation report .................................................................................................................................................. ZS exemption request ............................................................................................................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Oct 15, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1 ML13171A031. ML13261A278. ML13268A049. ML14010A495. ML14182A474. Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 200 / Thursday, October 16, 2014 / Notices ADAMS Accession No. Document NRC e-mail dated August 21, 2014, to Illinois Emergency Management Agency forwarding draft environmental assessment and Illinois Emergency Management Agency response dated August 28, 2014, to draft environmental assessment. NUREG–1748, ‘‘Environmental Review Guidance for Licensing Actions Associated with NMSS Programs’’ ...................... Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 3rd day of October, 2014. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Michele Sampson, Chief, Licensing Branch, Division of Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2014–24640 Filed 10–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 73331; File No. SR–NYSEArca– 2014–104] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to Use of Derivative Instruments by Certain PIMCO Exchange-Traded Funds October 9, 2014. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) 1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’) 2 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,3 notice is hereby given that, on September 29, 2014, NYSE Arca, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘NYSE Arca’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by the self-regulatory organization. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to change the description of the means of achieving the investment objective applicable to the following funds relating to each fund’s use of derivative instruments: PIMCO Build America Bond ExchangeTraded Fund, PIMCO Diversified Income Exchange-Traded Fund, PIMCO Foreign Currency Strategy ExchangeTraded Fund, PIMCO Global Advantage® Inflation-Linked Bond Strategy Exchange-Traded Fund, PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Exchange1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 15 U.S.C. 78a. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Oct 15, 2014 Jkt 235001 Traded Fund, PIMCO Low Duration Exchange-Traded Fund, PIMCO Real Return Exchange-Traded Fund, PIMCO Short-Term Municipal Bond ExchangeTraded Fund and PIMCO Total Return Exchange-Traded Fund (each a ‘‘Fund’’ and collectively, the ‘‘Funds’’). In addition, the Exchange proposes changes to certain representations regarding (1) the limitation on each Fund’s holdings in illiquid assets, and (2) each Fund’s holdings of securities and financial instruments whose principal market is not a member of the Intermarket Surveillance Group (‘‘ISG’’) or is a market with which the Exchange does not have a comprehensive surveillance sharing agreement. The Funds have been approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) for listing and trading on the Exchange and are currently listed and traded on the Exchange under NYSE Arca Equities Rule 8.600, except for PIMCO Real Return ExchangeTraded Fund, which has not yet commenced operations. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at www.nyse.com, at the principal office of the Exchange, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the self-regulatory organization included statements concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of those statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant parts of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and the Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The Commission has approved the listing and trading on the Exchange of shares (‘‘Shares’’) of the PIMCO Build America Bond Exchange-Traded Fund, PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 62213 Sfmt 4703 ML14246A464. ML032450279. PIMCO Diversified Income ExchangeTraded Fund, PIMCO Foreign Currency Strategy Exchange-Traded Fund, PIMCO Global Advantage® Inflation-Linked Bond Strategy Exchange-Traded Fund, PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Exchange-Traded Fund, PIMCO Low Duration Exchange-Traded Fund, PIMCO Real Return Exchange-Traded Fund, PIMCO Short-Term Municipal Bond Exchange-Traded Fund, and PIMCO Total Return Exchange-Traded Fund 4 under NYSE Arca Equities Rule 4 See Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 71125 (December 18, 2013), 78 FR 77743 (December 24, 2013) (SR–NYSEArca-2013–106) (order approving listing and trading of PIMCO Diversified Income Exchange-Traded Fund, PIMCO Low Duration Exchange-Traded Fund and PIMCO Real Return Exchange-Traded Fund); 68871 (February 8, 2013), 78 FR 11238 (February 15, 2013) (SR–NYSEArca2012–138) (order approving listing and trading of PIMCO Foreign Currency Strategy Exchange-Traded Fund); 66670 (March 28, 2012), 77 FR 20087 (April 3, 2013) (SR–NYSEArca-2012–09) (order approving listing and trading of PIMCO Global Advantage® Inflation-Linked Bond Strategy Exchange-Traded Fund); 62856 (September 7, 2010), 75 FR 55840 (September 14, 2010) (SR–NYSEArca-2010–68) (order approving listing and trading of PIMCO Build America Bond Exchange-Traded Fund); 60981 (November 10, 2009) 74 FR 59594 (November 18, 2009) (SR–NYSEArca-2009–79) (order approving listing and trading of PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Exchange-Traded Fund; PIMCO Short-Term Municipal Bond Exchange-Traded Fund) (each a ‘‘Prior Order’’ and collectively, the ‘‘Prior Orders’’). See also, Securities Exchange Act Release No. 66321 (February 3, 2012), 77 FR 6850 (February 9, 2012) (SR–NYSEArca-2011–95) (order approving listing and trading of shares of the PIMCO Total Return Exchange-Traded Fund) (‘‘First PIMCO Total Return Order’’). See also Securities Exchange Act Release No. 70774 (October 29, 2013), 78 FR 66396 (November 5, 2013) (SR–NYSEArca-2013–106) (notice of filing of proposal relating to PIMCO Diversified Income Exchange-Traded Fund, PIMCO Low Duration Exchange-Traded Fund and PIMCO Real Return Exchange-Traded Fund); Securities Exchange Act Release No. 68476 (December 19, 2012), 77 FR 76121 (December 26, 2012) (SR– NYSEArca-2012–138) (notice of filing of proposal relating to PIMCO Foreign Currency Strategy Exchange-Traded Fund); Securities Exchange Act Release No. 66381 (February 10, 2012), 77 FR 9281 (February 16, 2012) (SR–NYSEArca-2012–09) (notice of filing of proposal relating to PIMCO Global Advantage® Inflation-Linked Bond Strategy Exchange-Traded Fund); Securities Exchange Act Release No. 62585 (July 28, 2010), 75 FR 47045 (August 4, 2010) (SR–NYSEArca-2010–68) (notice of filing of proposal relating to PIMCO Build America Bond Exchange-Traded Fund); Securities Exchange Act Release No. 60619, (September 3, 2009), 74 FR 46820 (September 11, 2009) (SR– NYSEArca-2009–79) (notice of filing of proposal relating to PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Strategy Exchange-Traded Fund and PIMCO Short- E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM Continued 16OCN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 50-295, 50-304 and 72-1037; NRC-2014-0199]


Zion Solutions, LLC; Zion Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2; 
Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact; 
issuance.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering 
issuing an exemption to the spent fuel storage requirements applicable 
to Zion Solutions, LLC. (hereafter, ZS or the applicant), general 
license to operate an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation 
(ISFSI) at the Zion Nuclear Power Station (ZNPS). ZS seeks approval to 
load MAGNASTOR storage casks (Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 72-
1031) in a different manner than permitted by any amendment to the 
MAGNASTOR CoC, but which the NRC has previously reviewed as a proposed 
amendment to that CoC. The applicant is currently loading storage casks 
and maintains that relief from requirements provides flexibility in 
operations, minimizes equipment runtime and repair, and minimizes 
personnel dose.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2014-0199 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:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2014-0199. 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 obtain 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. For 
the convenience of the reader, the ADAMS accession numbers are provided 
in a table in the ``Availability of Documents'' 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: Pamela Longmire, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-287-0829, email: 
Pamela.Longmire@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuing 
an exemption to the spent fuel storage requirements applicable to ZS to 
operate an ISFSI at the ZNPS located in Zion Illinois. Therefore, as 
required by section 51.30 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (10 CFR), the NRC performed an environmental assessment. 
Based on the results of the environmental assessment that follows, the 
NRC has determined not to prepare an environmental impact statement for 
the exemption, and is issuing a finding of no significant impact.
    Zion Solutions, LLC. is a general licensee under 10 CFR Part 72 for 
the storage of spent fuel in its ISFSI. The applicant is subject to 10 
CFR 72.212, which provides in part that [t]he general license is 
limited to storage of spent fuel in casks approved under the provisions 
of 10 CFR Part 72. The general licensee must ensure that each cask used 
conforms to the terms, conditions, and specifications of a CoC, or an 
amended CoC, listed in Section 72.214.
    The applicant seeks approval to load casks in a different manner 
than permitted by its current CoC, but which the NRC has previously 
reviewed as a proposed amendment to that CoC, but not issued as a final 
rule. NAC, the cask vendor, by application dated June 18, 2013, 
submitted an amendment request, as supplemented September 6, 2013, and 
September 19, 2013, to change limiting condition operation (LCO) 3.1.1. 
The NRC technical review of the NAC CoC amendment request is documented 
in the safety evaluation report. The NRC staff in the safety evaluation 
report concludes that the revised time limits of helium backfill and 
transportable storage canister (TSC) transfer time of technical 
specification (TS) LCO 3.1.1 are in compliance with 10 CFR Part 72. The 
evaluation of the thermal design provides reasonable assurance that the 
resulting values

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proposed will allow safe storage of the spent fuel. The applicant's 
exemption request for modified transfer time when a canister's thermal 
output is less than or equal to twenty (20) kilowatts, <=20 kW, relies, 
as the basis for approval, on the NAC CoC amendment request review 
performed by the NRC staff.

II. Environmental Assessment

Description of the Proposed Action

    The proposed action would exemption ZS from specific portions of 
the requirements of 10 CFR 72.212 ``Conditions of general license 
issued under Sec.  72.210,'' specifically 10 CFR 72.212(a)(2), 
72.212(b)(3), 72.212(b)(5)(i), 72.212(b)(11) and 10 CFR 72.214 ``List 
of approved spent fuel storage casks,'' for the ZNPS ISFSI. The 
proposed exemption request pertains to the requirements of technical 
specification LCO 3.1.1, TSC, Section 1, first table, regarding allowed 
transfer time from loading of a TSC inside the MAGNASTOR transfer cask 
(MTC) to placement into the vertical concrete cask (VCC) following the 
completion of helium backfill. The proposed exemption is to modify the 
allowable transfer time from eight (8) hours to six hundred (600) 
hours. The transfer time is for the movement of a TSC, with heat load 
<=20 kW, from the decontamination pit to the VCC.
    The proposed exemption is in accordance with the ZS application 
dated June 25, 2014,

Need for the Proposed Action

    The proposed action would relieve the applicant from requirements 
of 72.212(a)(2), 72.212(b)(3), 72.212(b)(5)(i), 72.212(b)(11), and 10 
CFR 72.214 and requests to use a LCO submitted by the cask vendor, NAC, 
as ``Amendment No. 4'' to NAC MAGNASTOR, CoC No. 1031. CoC No. 1031, 
Amendment No. 4 increases the transfer time for a canister with a heat 
load <=20 kW from 8 hours, as required by LCO 3.1.1 under Amendment No. 
3, to 600 hours. The applicant maintains that extending the period for 
the operator to complete the transfer provides the operator the 
opportunity to conclude the activity, provides flexibility in 
operations, minimizes equipment runtime and repair, and minimizes 
personnel dose.

Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action

    The NRC staff has determined that issuance of the proposed 
exemption will have no significant environmental impact.

Environmental Impacts of the Alternatives to the Proposed Action

    As an alternative to the proposed action, the staff considered 
denial of the proposed action (i.e., the ``no-action'' alternative). 
This alternative would have the same environmental impacts as the 
proposed action. In the event the NRC were to deny the requested 
exemption, ZS would continue to operate under the requirements of the 
current MAGNASTOR[supreg] CoC, which has previously been determined to 
have no significant impacts. The potential environmental impact of 
using the MAGNASTOR[supreg] system was initially analyzed in the 
environmental assessment for the final rule to add the 
MAGNASTOR[supreg] system to the list of approved spent fuel storage 
casks in 10 CFR 72.214 (73 FR 70587; November 21, 2008). The 
environmental assessment for the November 21, 2008, final rule 
concluded that there would be no significant environmental impact for 
adding the MAGNASTOR[supreg] system, and therefore, the NRC issued a 
finding of no significant impact.

Alternative Use of Resources

    This action does not impact any resource implications discussed in 
previous environmental reviews.

Agencies and Persons Consulted

    In accordance with its stated policy, on August 21, 2014, the staff 
consulted with Mr. Joseph Klinger, Assistant Director of the Illinois 
Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) by email, regarding the 
environmental impact of the proposed action. The state's response was 
received by email dated August 28, 2014. The email response states that 
IEMA reviewed the draft environmental assessment and had no comments. 
The state official concurred with the environmental assessment and 
finding of no significant impact.
    The NRC staff has determined that a consultation under Section 7 of 
the Endangered Species Act is not required because the proposed action 
will not affect listed species or critical habitat. The NRC staff has 
also determined that the proposed action is not a type of activity that 
has the potential to impact historic properties because the proposed 
action would occur within the established ZNPS site boundary. 
Therefore, no consultation is required under Section 106 of the 
National Historic Preservation Act.

III. Finding of No Significant Impact

    In the preparation of this Environmental Assessment, the staff used 
guidance in NUREG-1748, ``Environmental Review Guidance for Licensing 
Actions Associated with NMSS Programs.''
    The proposed action will not increase the probability or 
consequences of accidents. No changes are being made in the types or 
quantities of effluents that may be released offsite, and there is no 
significant increase in occupational or public radiation exposure. 
Therefore, there are no significant radiological environmental impacts 
associated with the proposed action. The proposed action does not 
affect non-radiological effluents and has no other environmental 
impacts. Thus, there are no significant non-radiological impacts 
associated with the proposed action. Therefore, the proposed action 
will not have a significant effect on the quality of the human 
environment. Based on these findings, the NRC concludes that there are 
no significant environmental impacts associated with the approval of 
the requested exemption.
    On the basis of the environmental assessment, the NRC concludes 
that the proposed action will not have a significant effect on the 
quality of the human environment. Accordingly, the NRC has determined 
not to prepare an environmental impact statement for the proposed 
action.

IV. Availability of Documents

    The documents identified in the following table are available to 
interested persons through one or more of the following methods, as 
indicated.

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              Document                        ADAMS Accession No.
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NAC application dated June 18, 2013.  ML13171A031.
NAC supplement dated September 6,     ML13261A278.
 2013.
NAC supplement dated September 19,    ML13268A049.
 2013.
NRC safety evaluation report........  ML14010A495.
ZS exemption request................  ML14182A474.

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NRC e-mail dated August 21, 2014, to  ML14246A464.
 Illinois Emergency Management
 Agency forwarding draft
 environmental assessment and
 Illinois Emergency Management
 Agency response dated August 28,
 2014, to draft environmental
 assessment.
NUREG-1748, ``Environmental Review    ML032450279.
 Guidance for Licensing Actions
 Associated with NMSS Programs''.
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    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 3rd day of October, 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Michele Sampson,
Chief, Licensing Branch, Division of Spent Fuel Storage and 
Transportation, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
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