Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3; South Carolina Electric & Gas Company; Turbine Building Battery Room and Electrical Changes, 73104-73106 [2014-28867]

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Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3; South Carolina Electric & Gas Company; Turbine Building Battery Room and Electrical Changes 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 1 of the generic design control document (DCD) and issuing License Amendment No. 19 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1 rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 236 / Tuesday, December 9, 2014 / Notices to Combined Licenses (COL), NPF–93 and NPF–94. The COLs were issued to South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G), and South Carolina Public Service Authority (the licensee), for construction and operation of the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station (VCSNS), Units 2 and 3 located in Fairfield County, South Carolina. The amendment consists of changes to (1) increase Non Class 1E dc and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) System (EDS) total equipment capacity, component ratings, and protective device sizing to support increased load demand, (2) relocate equipment and moving Turbine Building (TB) first bay EDS Battery Room and Charger Room. The floor elevation increases from elevation 148′–0″ to elevation 148′–10″ to accommodate associated equipment cabling with this activity, and (3) remove the Class 1E Class 1E dc and UPS System (IDS) Battery Back-up tie to the Non-Class 1E EDS Battery. The granting of the exemption allows the changes to Tier 1 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. DATES: December 9, 2014. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2008–0441 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may obtain information related to this document, which the NRC possesses and is publicly-available, using any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2008–0441. 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 publiclyavailable documents online in the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/readingrm/adams.html. To begin the search, select ‘‘ADAMS Public Documents’’ and then select ‘‘Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.’’ For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The ADAMS accession number for each document referenced in this document (if that document is available in VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:48 Dec 08, 2014 Jkt 235001 ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is referenced. The request for the amendment and exemption was submitted by the letter dated October 2, 2013 (ADAMS Accession No. ML13283A166). The licensee supplemented this request by letter dated February 28, 2014 (ADAMS Accession No. ML14059A226). • 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: Denise McGovern, Office of New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001; telephone: 301–415–0681; email: Denise.Mcgovern@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The NRC is granting 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 and issuing License Amendment No. 19 to COLs, NPF–93 and NPF–94, 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 1 information. With the requested amendment, the licensee sought changes to the Updated Final Safety Analysis Report (UFSAR) Tier 1 and Appendix C to the COL. 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. ML14260A017. Identical exemption documents (except for referenced unit numbers and license numbers) were issued to the licensee for VCSNS Units 2 and 3 (COLs NPF–93 and NPF–94). These documents can be found in ADAMS under Accession Nos. ML14260A012 and ML14260A014, respectively. The PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73105 exemption is reproduced (with the exception of abbreviated titles and additional citations) in Section II of this document. The amendment documents for COLs NPF–93 and NPF–94 are available in ADAMS under Accession Nos. ML14260A007 and ML14260A008, 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 VCSNS, Units 2 and 3. 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 October 2, 2013 and supplemented by the letter dated February 28, 2014, South Carolina Electric & Gas 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) 13–14, ‘‘Turbine Building Battery Room and Electrical Changes.’’ For the reasons set forth in Section 3.1 of the NRC staff Safety Evaluation, which can be found in ADAMS under Accession No. ML14260A017, 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 1 Tables 2.6.2–1, 2.6.2–2, 2.6.3–1, and 2.6.3–4 and Figure 2.6.2–1, as described in the licensee’s request dated October 2, 2013 and supplemented by letter dated February 28, 2014. This exemption is related to, and necessary for the granting of License Amendment No. 19, which is being issued concurrently with this exemption. E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1 73106 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 236 / Tuesday, December 9, 2014 / Notices For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Denise L. McGovern, Senior Project Manager, Licensing Branch 4, Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors. III. License Amendment Request The request for the amendment and exemption was submitted by the letter dated October 2, 2013. The licensee supplemented this request by letter dated February 28, 2014. The proposed license amendment request revises Tables 2.6.2–1, 2.6.2–2, 2.6.3–1, and 2.6.3–4 and Figure 2.6.2–1 of Appendix C of the Facility Combined License of Appendix C to the COLs. 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 November 26, 2013 (78 FR 70589). 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. rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 3. As explained in Section 5 of the NRC staff Safety Evaluation (ADAMS Accession Number ML14260A017), 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 October 24, 2014. Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations 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 October 2, 2013, and supplemented by letter dated February 28, 2014. The exemption and amendment were issued on October 24, 2014 as part of a combined package to the licensee (ADAMS Accession No. ML14260A004). Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 2nd day of December 2014. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:48 Dec 08, 2014 Jkt 235001 [FR Doc. 2014–28867 Filed 12–8–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2014–0260] Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Biweekly notice. AGENCY: Pursuant to Section 189a.(2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this regular biweekly notice. The Act requires the Commission to publish notice of any amendments issued, or proposed to be issued and grants the Commission the authority to issue and make immediately effective any amendment to an operating license or combined license, as applicable, upon a determination by the Commission that such amendment involves no significant hazards consideration, notwithstanding the pendency before the Commission of a request for a hearing from any person. This biweekly notice includes all notices of amendments issued, or proposed to be issued from November 13, 2014 to November 26, 2014. The last biweekly notice was published on November 25, 2014. DATES: Comments must be filed by January 8, 2015. A request for a hearing must be filed by February 9, 2015. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mable Henderson, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–3760, email: mable.henderson@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2014– 0260 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information for this action. You may obtain publiclyavailable information related to this action by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2014–0260. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may obtain publiclyavailable 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 (if it is available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that it is mentioned in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. • 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. B. Submitting Comments Please include Docket ID NRC–2014– 0260 in the subject line of your comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make your comment submission available to the public in this docket. The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact information that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your comment submission. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 236 (Tuesday, December 9, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 73104-73106]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 52-027 and 52-028; NRC-2008-0441]


Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3; South Carolina 
Electric & Gas Company; Turbine Building Battery Room and Electrical 
Changes

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 1 of the generic design control document (DCD) and issuing License 
Amendment No. 19

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to Combined Licenses (COL), NPF-93 and NPF-94. The COLs were issued to 
South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G), and South Carolina 
Public Service Authority (the licensee), for construction and operation 
of the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station (VCSNS), Units 2 and 3 located 
in Fairfield County, South Carolina. The amendment consists of changes 
to (1) increase Non Class 1E dc and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) 
System (EDS) total equipment capacity, component ratings, and 
protective device sizing to support increased load demand, (2) relocate 
equipment and moving Turbine Building (TB) first bay EDS Battery Room 
and Charger Room. The floor elevation increases from elevation 148'-0'' 
to elevation 148'-10'' to accommodate associated equipment cabling with 
this activity, and (3) remove the Class 1E Class 1E dc and UPS System 
(IDS) Battery Back-up tie to the Non-Class 1E EDS Battery. The granting 
of the exemption allows the changes to Tier 1 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.

DATES: December 9, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2008-0441 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may obtain information related to this document, which the NRC 
possesses and is publicly-available, using any of the following 
methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2008-0441. 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 NRC 
Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the 
search, select ``ADAMS Public Documents'' and then select ``Begin Web-
based ADAMS Search.'' For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC's 
Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-
4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The ADAMS accession number 
for each document referenced in this document (if that document is 
available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is 
referenced. The request for the amendment and exemption was submitted 
by the letter dated October 2, 2013 (ADAMS Accession No. ML13283A166). 
The licensee supplemented this request by letter dated February 28, 
2014 (ADAMS Accession No. ML14059A226).
     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: Denise McGovern, Office of New 
Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001; telephone: 301-415-0681; email: Denise.Mcgovern@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Introduction

    The NRC is granting 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 and issuing License Amendment No. 19 to COLs, NPF-93 and NPF-
94, 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 1 information. 
With the requested amendment, the licensee sought changes to the 
Updated Final Safety Analysis Report (UFSAR) Tier 1 and Appendix C to 
the COL.
    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. ML14260A017.
    Identical exemption documents (except for referenced unit numbers 
and license numbers) were issued to the licensee for VCSNS Units 2 and 
3 (COLs NPF-93 and NPF-94). These documents can be found in ADAMS under 
Accession Nos. ML14260A012 and ML14260A014, 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-93 and NPF-94 are available in ADAMS under Accession Nos. 
ML14260A007 and ML14260A008, 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 VCSNS, Units 2 
and 3. 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 October 2, 2013 and supplemented by the letter 
dated February 28, 2014, South Carolina Electric & Gas 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) 13-14, ``Turbine 
Building Battery Room and Electrical Changes.''
    For the reasons set forth in Section 3.1 of the NRC staff Safety 
Evaluation, which can be found in ADAMS under Accession No. 
ML14260A017, 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 1 
Tables 2.6.2-1, 2.6.2-2, 2.6.3-1, and 2.6.3-4 and Figure 2.6.2-1, as 
described in the licensee's request dated October 2, 2013 and 
supplemented by letter dated February 28, 2014. This exemption is 
related to, and necessary for the granting of License Amendment No. 19, 
which is being issued concurrently with this exemption.

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    3. As explained in Section 5 of the NRC staff Safety Evaluation 
(ADAMS Accession Number ML14260A017), 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 October 24, 2014.

III. License Amendment Request

    The request for the amendment and exemption was submitted by the 
letter dated October 2, 2013. The licensee supplemented this request by 
letter dated February 28, 2014. The proposed license amendment request 
revises Tables 2.6.2-1, 2.6.2-2, 2.6.3-1, and 2.6.3-4 and Figure 2.6.2-
1 of Appendix C of the Facility Combined License of Appendix C to the 
COLs.
    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 November 26, 2013 (78 FR 70589). 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 October 2, 2013, and supplemented by letter dated February 
28, 2014. The exemption and amendment were issued on October 24, 2014 
as part of a combined package to the licensee (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML14260A004).

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 2nd day of December 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Denise L. McGovern,
Senior Project Manager, Licensing Branch 4, Division of New Reactor 
Licensing, Office of New Reactors.
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