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Download as PDF 63650 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 206 / Friday, October 24, 2014 / Notices environmental impacts associated with the approval of the requested exemption. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Alternative to the Proposed Action Since there are no significant environmental impacts associated with the proposed action, any alternatives with equal or greater environmental impact are not evaluated. The alternative to the proposed action would be to deny approval of the exemption. This alternative would have the same environmental impacts. Agencies and Persons Consulted A draft of this EA was sent by email dated April 3, 2014, to both Ms. Aggie Leitheiser, Assistant Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) (ADAMS accession no. ML14100A328) and Mr. Ron Johnson, President of Tribal Council for the Prairie Island Indian Community (PIIC) (ADAMS accession no. ML14100A354). The MDH response was received by email dated April 7, 2014 (ADAMS accession No. ML14100A098). The email response states that MDH reviewed the draft EA and had no comments. The PIIC response with comments was received by email on April 11, 2014 (ADAMS accession No. ML14154A335). Following revisions to the draft EA, it was reissued to MDH and PIIC for comment. By email dated July 25, 2014, the revised EA was sent to Ms. Aggie Leitheiser at MDH and Mr. Philip Mahowald, General Counsel for the PIIC. The MDH response was received by email dated August 11, 2014 (ADAMS accession no. ML14266A174). The email response states that MDH reviewed the draft EA and had no comments. The PIIC’s email response was received by email dated September 4, 2014 (ADAMS accession no. ML14251A373). The email response states that PIIC reviewed the draft EA and had no comments. 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 Prairie Island site boundary. Therefore, no consultation is required under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. III. Finding of No Significant Impact The environmental impacts of the proposed action have been reviewed in VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 Oct 23, 2014 Jkt 235001 accordance with the requirements set forth in 10 CFR Part 51. Based upon this environmental assessment, the NRC finds that the proposed action, issuance of an exemption from specific physical security requirements in 10 CFR 73.51(d)(3), as further discussed in the safety evaluation, will not significantly impact the quality of the human environment. Accordingly, preparation of an environmental impact statement for the proposed exemption is not warranted, and a finding of no significant impact is appropriate. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 16th day of October, 2014. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Michele Sampson, Chief, Spent Fuel Licensing Branch, Division of Spent Fuel Management, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2014–25356 Filed 10–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–352 and 50–353; NRC– 2011–0166] Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Limerick Generating Station, Units 1 and 2 Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: License renewal and record of decision; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued renewed facility operating license Nos. NPF–39 and NPF–85 to Exelon Generation Company, LLC (the licensee), the operator of the Limerick Generating Station, Units 1 and 2 (Limerick). Renewed facility operating license Nos. NPF–39 and NPF–85 authorize operation of Limerick by the licensee at reactor core power levels not in excess of 3515 megawatts thermal for each unit, in accordance with the provisions of the Limerick renewed licenses and technical specifications. In addition, the NRC has prepared a record of decision (ROD) that supports the NRC’s decision to renew facility operating license Nos. NPF–39 and NPF–85. DATES: The license renewal referenced in this document is effective on October 20, 2014. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2011–0166 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: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2011–0166. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–287–3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual(s) 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. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Plasse, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, telephone: 301– 415–1427; email: Richard.Plasse@ nrc.gov, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the NRC has issued renewed facility operating license Nos. NPF–39 and NPF–85 to Exelon Generation Company, LLC, the operator of Limerick. Renewed facility operating license Nos. NPF–39 and NPF–85 authorize operation of Limerick by the licensee at reactor core power levels not in excess of 3515 megawatts thermal for each unit, in accordance with the provisions of the Limerick renewed licenses and technical specifications. The NRC’s ROD that supports the NRC’s decision to renew facility operating license Nos. NPF–39 and NPF–85 is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML14281A259. As discussed in the ROD and the final supplemental environmental impact statement (FSEIS) for LGS, Supplement 49 to NUREG– 1437, ‘‘Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding Limerick Generating Station, Units 1 and 2,’’ dated August 2014 (ADAMS Accession Nos. ML14238A284 and ML14238A290), the NRC has considered E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 206 / Friday, October 24, 2014 / Notices a range of reasonable alternatives that included natural gas combined-cycle, supercritical pulverized coal, new nuclear, wind power, purchase power, and the no action alternative. The ROD and FSEIS documents the NRC decision for the environmental review that the adverse environmental impacts of license renewal for Limerick are not so great that preserving the option of license renewal for energy planning decisionmakers would be unreasonable. Limerick Units 1 and 2 are boiling water reactors located in Limerick Township, Pennsylvania. The application for the renewed licenses, ‘‘Limerick Generating Station License Renewal Application,’’ dated June 22, 2011 (ADAMS Accession No. ML111790800), complied with the standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the NRC’s regulations. As required by the Act and the NRC’s regulations in 10 CFR Chapter 1, the NRC has made appropriate findings, which are set forth in the licenses. A public notice of the proposed issuance of the renewed licenses and an opportunity for a hearing was published in the Federal Register on August 24, 2011 (76 FR 52992). For further details with respect to this action, see: (1) Exelon Generation Company, LLC, license renewal application for Limerick Generating Station, Units 1 and 2 dated June 22, 2011, as supplemented by letters dated through June 4, 2014; (2) the NRC’s safety evaluation report published in January 2013, and supplemented in August 2014, (ADAMS Accession Nos. ML12354A349 and ML14190B070); (3) the licensee’s Final Safety Analysis Report; (4) the NRC’s final environmental impact statement (NUREG–1437, Supplement 49), for the LGS, Units 1 and 2, published in August 2014; and (5) the NRC’s ROD. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of October, 2014. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Christopher G. Miller, Director, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2014–25365 Filed 10–23–14; 8:45 am] asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Notice of Meeting In accordance with the purposes of Sections 29 and 182b of the Atomic Energy Act (42 U.S.C. 2039, 2232b), the Advisory Committee on Reactor VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 Oct 23, 2014 Jkt 235001 Safeguards (ACRS) will hold a meeting on November 6–8, 2014, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. Thursday, November 6, 2014, Conference Room T2–B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 8:30 a.m.–8:35 a.m.: Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open)— The ACRS Chairman will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of the meeting. 8:35 a.m.–10:00 a.m.: Draft Regulatory Guide DG–1299, ‘‘Regulatory Guidance on the Alternate Pressurized Thermal Shock Rule’’ (Open)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the staff regarding DG–1299, ‘‘Regulatory Guidance on the Alternate Pressurized Thermal Shock Rule.’’ 10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.: SECY–14–XXXX, ‘‘Proposed Updates of Licensing Policies, Rules, and Guidance for Future Reactor Applications’’ (Open)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the staff regarding SECY–14–XXXX, ‘‘Proposed Updates of Licensing Policies, Rules, and Guidance for Future Reactor Applications.’’ 1:15 p.m.–2:45 p.m.: Meeting with Representatives of the Nuclear Energy Institute (Open)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the Nuclear Energy Institute regarding topics of mutual interest. 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)—The Committee will discuss proposed ACRS reports on matters discussed during this meeting. The Committee will also consider a response to the August 28, 2014, letter from the Executive Director for Operations regarding Standard Review Plan Chapter 19 and Section 17.4. Friday, November 7, 2014, Conference Room T2–B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 8:30 a.m.–8:35 a.m.: Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open)— The ACRS Chairman will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of the meeting. 8:35 a.m.–9:45 a.m.: Future ACRS Activities/Report of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee (Open/Closed)—The Committee will discuss the recommendations of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee regarding items proposed for consideration by the PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63651 Full Committee during future ACRS Meetings, and matters related to the conduct of ACRS business, including anticipated workload and member assignments. [Note: A portion of this meeting may be closed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b (c) (2) and (6) to discuss organizational and personnel matters that relate solely to internal personnel rules and practices of ACRS, and information the release of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.] 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.: Meeting with NRC Commissioner, William C. Ostendorff (Open)—The Committee will meet with NRC Commissioner, William C. Ostendorff, on topics of mutual interest. 11:15 a.m.–11:30 a.m.: Reconciliation of ACRS Comments and Recommendations (Open)—The Committee will discuss the responses from the NRC Executive Director for Operations to comments and recommendations included in recent ACRS reports and letters. 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Assessment of the Quality of Selected NRC Research Programs—FY 2014 (Open)—The Committee will discuss the quality assessment of selected NRC research projects. 1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)—The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports. Saturday, November 8, 2014, Conference Room T2–B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)—The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports. 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Miscellaneous (Open)—The Committee will continue its discussion related to the conduct of Committee activities and specific issues that were not completed during previous meetings. Procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACRS meetings were published in the Federal Register on October 13, 2014 (79 FR 59307–59308). In accordance with those procedures, oral or written views may be presented by members of the public, including representatives of the nuclear industry. Persons desiring to make oral statements should notify Quynh Nguyen, Cognizant ACRS Staff (Telephone: 301–415–5844, Email: Quynh.Nguyen@nrc.gov), five E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 50-352 and 50-353; NRC-2011-0166]


Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Limerick Generating Station, 
Units 1 and 2

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: License renewal and record of decision; issuance.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued 
renewed facility operating license Nos. NPF-39 and NPF-85 to Exelon 
Generation Company, LLC (the licensee), the operator of the Limerick 
Generating Station, Units 1 and 2 (Limerick). Renewed facility 
operating license Nos. NPF-39 and NPF-85 authorize operation of 
Limerick by the licensee at reactor core power levels not in excess of 
3515 megawatts thermal for each unit, in accordance with the provisions 
of the Limerick renewed licenses and technical specifications. In 
addition, the NRC has prepared a record of decision (ROD) that supports 
the NRC's decision to renew facility operating license Nos. NPF-39 and 
NPF-85.

DATES: The license renewal referenced in this document is effective on 
October 20, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2011-0166 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-2011-0166. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-
3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact 
the individual(s) 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. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Plasse, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, telephone: 301-415-1427; email: 
Richard.Plasse@nrc.gov, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC 20555.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the NRC has 
issued renewed facility operating license Nos. NPF-39 and NPF-85 to 
Exelon Generation Company, LLC, the operator of Limerick. Renewed 
facility operating license Nos. NPF-39 and NPF-85 authorize operation 
of Limerick by the licensee at reactor core power levels not in excess 
of 3515 megawatts thermal for each unit, in accordance with the 
provisions of the Limerick renewed licenses and technical 
specifications. The NRC's ROD that supports the NRC's decision to renew 
facility operating license Nos. NPF-39 and NPF-85 is available in ADAMS 
under Accession No. ML14281A259. As discussed in the ROD and the final 
supplemental environmental impact statement (FSEIS) for LGS, Supplement 
49 to NUREG-1437, ``Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License 
Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding Limerick Generating Station, Units 
1 and 2,'' dated August 2014 (ADAMS Accession Nos. ML14238A284 and 
ML14238A290), the NRC has considered

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a range of reasonable alternatives that included natural gas combined-
cycle, supercritical pulverized coal, new nuclear, wind power, purchase 
power, and the no action alternative. The ROD and FSEIS documents the 
NRC decision for the environmental review that the adverse 
environmental impacts of license renewal for Limerick are not so great 
that preserving the option of license renewal for energy planning 
decisionmakers would be unreasonable.
    Limerick Units 1 and 2 are boiling water reactors located in 
Limerick Township, Pennsylvania. The application for the renewed 
licenses, ``Limerick Generating Station License Renewal Application,'' 
dated June 22, 2011 (ADAMS Accession No. ML111790800), complied with 
the standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as 
amended (the Act), and the NRC's regulations. As required by the Act 
and the NRC's regulations in 10 CFR Chapter 1, the NRC has made 
appropriate findings, which are set forth in the licenses. A public 
notice of the proposed issuance of the renewed licenses and an 
opportunity for a hearing was published in the Federal Register on 
August 24, 2011 (76 FR 52992).
    For further details with respect to this action, see: (1) Exelon 
Generation Company, LLC, license renewal application for Limerick 
Generating Station, Units 1 and 2 dated June 22, 2011, as supplemented 
by letters dated through June 4, 2014; (2) the NRC's safety evaluation 
report published in January 2013, and supplemented in August 2014, 
(ADAMS Accession Nos. ML12354A349 and ML14190B070); (3) the licensee's 
Final Safety Analysis Report; (4) the NRC's final environmental impact 
statement (NUREG-1437, Supplement 49), for the LGS, Units 1 and 2, 
published in August 2014; and (5) the NRC's ROD.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of October, 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Christopher G. Miller,
Director, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2014-25365 Filed 10-23-14; 8:45 am]
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