Exelon Generation Corporation, LLC; Calvert Cliffs Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation, 73907-73912 [2014-29141]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 239 / Friday, December 12, 2014 / Notices Central District of California, Case No. CR 99–673, for a violation of 18 U.S.C. 371. By letter dated June 6, 2012, ATF granted relief to Northrop Grumman Guidance and Electronics Company, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of NGC, resulting from its own prohibiting convictions, but took no action on relief to the non-surviving entities because they no longer exist. See 77 FR 58150. Nonetheless, because NGSC merged with and succeeded the assets and operations of the non-surviving entities, ATF subsequently determined that NGSC, as their successor, is eligible for relief. Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 925(c), on September 23, 2014, NGSC, a wholly owned subsidiary of NGC, as successor to TRW Electronic Products, Inc., TRW, Inc., and Litton Applied Technology Division, was granted relief by ATF from the disabilities imposed by Federal law, 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1), with respect to the acquisition, receipt, transfer, shipment, transportation, or possession of firearms and ammunition as a result of these convictions of the nonsurviving entities. It has been established to ATF’s satisfaction that the circumstances regarding NGSC’s disabilities and its record and reputation are such that the NGSC will not be likely to act in a manner dangerous to public safety, and that the granting of the relief would not be contrary to the public interest. B. Todd Jones, Director. [FR Doc. 2014–29236 Filed 12–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–FY–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA–405] Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances: Notice of Approved Certification Process Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice. ACTION: Notice of approved certification process. AGENCY: The Drug Enforcement Administration is announcing one new DEA-approved certification process for providers of Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances applications. Certifying organizations with an approved certification process are posted on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Web site upon approval. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Dec 11, 2014 Jkt 235001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Imelda L. Paredes, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration; Mailing Address: 8701 Morrissette Drive, Springfield, Virginia 22152, Telephone: (202) 598–6812. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Legal Authority The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) implements and enforces titles II and III of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970, as amended. Titles II and III are referred to as the ‘‘Controlled Substances Act’’ and the ‘‘Controlled Substances Import and Export Act,’’ respectively, and are collectively referred to as the ‘‘Controlled Substances Act’’ or the ‘‘CSA’’ for the purpose of this notice. 21 U.S.C. 801–971. The DEA publishes the implementing regulations for these statutes in title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), chapter II. The CSA and its implementing regulations are designed to prevent, detect, and eliminate the diversion of controlled substances and listed chemicals into the illicit market while providing for the legitimate medical, scientific, research, and industrial needs of the United States. Controlled substances have the potential for abuse and dependence and are controlled to protect the public health and safety. The CSA and DEA’s implementing regulations establish the legal requirements for possessing and dispensing controlled substances, including the issuance of a prescription for a legitimate medical purpose by a practitioner acting in the usual course of professional practice. The responsibility for the proper prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances is upon the prescribing practitioner, but a corresponding responsibility rests with the pharmacist who fills the prescription. 21 CFR 1306.04(a). The prescription provides a record of the actual dispensing of the controlled substance to the ultimate user (the patient) and, therefore, is critical to documenting that controlled substances held by a pharmacy have been dispensed. The maintenance of complete and accurate records is an essential part of the closed system of distribution established by Congress. Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances Historically, where Federal law required that a prescription for a controlled substance be issued in writing, that requirement could only be satisfied through the issuance of a paper prescription. Given advancements in PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73907 technology and security capabilities for electronic applications, the DEA amended its regulations to provide practitioners with the option of issuing electronic prescriptions for controlled substances in lieu of paper prescriptions. The DEA’s interim final rule for Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances was published on March 31, 2010, at 75 FR 16236–16319, and became effective on June 1, 2010. Update Certifying Organization With a Certification Process Approved by the DEA Pursuant to 21 CFR 1311.300(e) The interim final rule and the DEA’s Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances Clarification (76 FR 64813) provide that, as an alternative to the third-party audit requirements of 21 CFR 1311.300(a) through (d), an electronic prescription or pharmacy application may be verified and certified as meeting the requirements of 21 CFR part 1311 by a certifying organization whose certification process has been approved by the DEA. The preamble to the interim final rule further indicated that, once a certifying organization’s certification process has been approved by the DEA in accordance with 21 CFR 1311.300(e), such information will be posted on the DEA’s Web site. 75 FR 16243 (March 31, 2010). On December 3, 2014, the DEA approved the certification process developed by Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission. Relevant information has been posted on the DEA’s Web site at: http://www. DEAdiversion.usdoj.gov. Dated: December 3, 2014. Joseph T. Rannazzisi, Deputy Assistant Administrator. [FR Doc. 2014–29118 Filed 12–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–09–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 72–0008, NRC–2011–0085] Exelon Generation Corporation, LLC; Calvert Cliffs Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: License amendment application; notice of docketing; opportunity to request a hearing and to petition for leave to intervene; and order. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has docketed a license amendment application from SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 73908 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 239 / Friday, December 12, 2014 / Notices Exelon Generation Corporation, LLC (Exelon Generation). Exelon Generation is requesting revisions to its renewed license to increase maximum enrichment levels; to increase the amount of fuel allowed to be stored; and to change various Technical Specifications of the 32PHB DSC casks utilized at the Calvert Cliffs Independent Storage Installation located in Calvert County, Maryland. The NRC is evaluating whether approval of this request would be categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment. A request for hearing and petition for leave to intervene must be filed by February 10, 2015. Any potential party as defined in Section 2.4 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), who believes access to Sensitive Unclassified NonSafeguards Information (SUNSI) is necessary to respond to this notice must request document access by December 22, 2014. DATES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2011–0085 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–2011–0085. 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 by telephone 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Dec 11, 2014 Jkt 235001 John M. Goshen, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–287– 9250; email: John.Goshen@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Introduction The NRC received, by letter dated March 26, 2014, as supplemented on July 25, 2014, a license amendment application pursuant to 10 CFR part 72 from Exelon Generation requesting a revision to its Renewed Special Nuclear Material License No. SNM–2505 at its Calvert Cliffs Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) site located in Calvert County, Maryland. Renewed Special Nuclear Material License No. SNM–2505 authorizes the licensee to receive, possess, store, and transfer spent fuel, reactor-related greater than Class C waste, and other radioactive materials associated with spent fuel storage at the Calvert Cliffs ISFSI. This amendment request contains SUNSI. A publicly-available version of the license amendment application and enclosures are available in ADAMS under Accession Nos. ML14090A122, ML14090A123, and ML14090A124. A publicly-available version of the supplemental information received on July 25, 2014, is available in ADAMS under Accession Nos. ML14274A498, ML14212A307, and ML14212A308. Specifically, the amendment, if granted, will authorize the storage of Westinghouse and Areva Combustion Engineering (CE) 14X14 fuel in the NUHOMS®-32PHB Dry Shielded Canister (DSC) system, and will revise Materials License No. SNM–2505 and Technical Specifications (TS) as follows: 1. Renewed License SNM–2505 Section 6, Byproduct, Source, and/or Special Nuclear Material—The proposed amendment would increase the maximum allowable enrichment from 4.5 percent U–235 to 5.0 percent U–235 to allow for storage of higher enriched fuel assemblies. 2. Renewed License SNM–2505 Section 8, Maximum Amount That Licensee May Possess at Any One Time Under This License—The proposed amendment would increase this amount from the current 1,111.68 TeU to 1,558.27 TeU to allow for storage of fuel generated over the 60 year licensed lifetime of the Calvert Cliffs Units. 3. Renewed License se SNM–2505 Section 16—The proposed amendment would add acceptance standards for liquid penetrant tests of the double closure seal welds at the bottom end of the DSC for the NUHOMS-32PHB DSC. PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The acceptance standards for the NUHOMS®-24P DSC and the NUHOMS®-32P DSC remain the same. 4. TS 2.1, Fuel to be Stored at ISFSI— This TS ensures that the fuel assembly radiation source is below design values. To accomplish this, the TS provides limits on the neutron and gamma sources allowed in each fuel assembly. The proposed change would add a new neutron and gamma source for fuel assemblies stored in NUHOMS®-32PHB DSCs. The new neutron and gamma sources for the NUHOMS®-32PHB DSC were selected to bound fuel assemblies that reach the TS Limiting Condition for Operation 3.1.1(5) thermal limit to be loaded. 5. TS 3.1.1, Fuel to be Stored at ISFSI—This TS ensures that the fuel assemblies stored in the DSCs meet the design requirements of the DSCs. This proposed amendment makes the following changes: a. TS 3.1.1(2)—The current initial enrichment limit is 4.5 weight percent U–235. The proposed amendment would add new maximum initial enrichment limits of 4.75 and 5.0 weight percent U–235 for a NUHOMS®-32PHB DSC, based on internal DSC basket design. The current maximum initial enrichment limit of 4.5 weight percent U–235 for the NUHOMS®-24P and NUHOMS®-32P DSCs remains the same. b. TS 3.1.1(3)—The current maximum fuel assembly average burnup limit is 47,000 MWd/MTU) for the NUHOMS®24P DSCs and 52,000 MWd/MTU for the NUHOMS®-32P DSCs. The proposed amendment would add a new maximum fuel assembly average burnup limit of 62,000 MWd/MTU for fuel stored in NUHOMS®-32PHB DSCs. The current burnup limits for the NUHOMS®-24P and NUHOMS®-32P DSCs remain the same. c. TS 3.1.1(5)—The current maximum heat generation rate limit is 0.66 kilowatt per fuel assembly. The proposed amendment would add a new maximum heat generation rate of 0.8 kilowatt per fuel assembly for NUHOMS®-32PHB DSC basket zones 1 and 4, and a maximum heat generation rate of 1.0 kilowatt per fuel assembly for NUHOMS®-32PHB DSC basket zones 2 and 3. The current maximum heat generation rate for the NUHOMS®-24P and NUHOMS®-32P DSCs remain the same. d. TS3.1.1(7)—Currently, the maximum fuel assembly mass to be placed in the NUHOMS®-24P and NUHOMS®-32P DSCs, including control components, shall not exceed 1450 lbs. (658 kg). This proposed amendment adds a new requirement that the maximum fuel assembly mass to be E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 239 / Friday, December 12, 2014 / Notices placed in the NUHOMS®-32PHB DSC shall not exceed 1375 lbs. (625 kg) excluding control components. The current maximum fuel assembly mass limit remains the same for the NUHOMS®-24P and NUHOMS®-32P DSCs. 6. TS 3.2.2.1—The proposed amendment would add acceptance standards for liquid penetrant tests of the top shield plug closure weld, the siphon and vent port cover welds, and the top cover plate weld for the NUHOMS®-32PHB DSC. The acceptance standards for the NUHOMS®-24P and NUJHOMS®-32P DSCs remain the same. 7. TS 3.2.2.2 and 4.2.2.1, DSC Closure Welds—Currently, the standard helium leak rate for the top shield plug closure weld, and the siphon and vent port cover welds shall not exceed 10¥4 atmcc/s for the NUHOMS®-24P and NUHOMS®-32P DSCs. The proposed amendment will add a new requirement that the standard helium leak rate for the NUHOMS®-32PHB DSC top shield plug closure weld, and the siphon and vent port cover welds not exceed 10¥7 ref-cc/s. The maximum helium leak rate for the NUHOMS®-24P and NUHOMS®32P DSCs remains the same. 8. TS 3.4.1.1, Maximum Air Temperature Rise—This TS limits the temperature rise from the HSM inlet to the outlet. This provides assurance that the fuel is being adequately air cooled while in the HSM. The current limit is a maximum 64 °F temperature rise. The proposed amendment would add a new maximum 80 °F allowable temperature rise for HSMs with NUHOMS®-32 PHB DSCs. The requested change to the TSs would also address the additional temperature limit and the verification of the appropriate heat load for the fuel assemblies. The maximum temperature rise limit will remain 64 °F for the existing NUHOMS®-24P and NUHOMS®-32P DSCs. 9. New TS 3.3.2.1, Time Limit for Completion of NUHOMS®-32 PHB Transfer Operations—The proposed amendment would establish a new TS for the time to complete the transfer of the NUHOMS®-32PHB DSC from the cask handling area to the HSM. This new TS does not apply to the NUHOMS®-24P or NUHOMS®-32P due to their lower heat load. The time limit for completion of the transfer is as follows: a. No time limit for a DSC with a total heat load of 21.12 kW or less, b. 72 hours for a DSC with a total heat load greater than 21.12 kW but less than or equal to 23.04 kW, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Dec 11, 2014 Jkt 235001 c. 48 hours for a DSC with a total heat load greater than 23.04 kW but less than or equal to 25.6 kW, d. 20 hours for a DSC with a total heat load greater than 25.6 kW but less than or equal to 29.6 kW. 10. New TS 3.3.3.1, Time Limit for Completion of NUHOMS®-32PHB DSC Vacuum Drying Operation—The proposed amendment would establish a new TS limiting the time to complete the NUHOMS®-32PHB DSC blowdown and vacuum drying process if nitrogen is used for blowdown. The time limit for completion of vacuum drying of a loaded NUHOMS®-32PHB DSC following blowdown with nitrogen is as follows: a. 56 hours for a DSC with a total heat load of 23.04 kW or less. b. 40 hours for a DSC with a total heat load greater than 23.04 kW but less than or equal to 25.6 kW, 32 hours for a DSC with a total heat load greater than 25.6 kW but less than or equal to 29.6 kW. An NRC administrative completeness review, documented in a letter to CCNPP dated September 12, 2014 (ADAMS Accession No. ML14258A041), found the application acceptable for a technical review. If the NRC approves the amendment, the approval will be documented in an amendment to NRC renewed license SNM–2505. However, before approving the proposed amendment, the NRC will need to make the findings required by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the NRC’s regulations. The NRC’s findings will be documented in a safety evaluation report. In the amendment request, Exelon Generation asserted that the proposed amendments satisfy the categorical exclusion criteria of 10 CFR 51.22. The NRC will evaluate this assertion and make findings consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act and 10 CFR part 51. II. Opportunity To Request a Hearing and Petition for Leave To Intervene Within 60 days after the date of publication of this notice, any person(s) whose interest may be affected by this action may file a request for a hearing and a petition to intervene with respect to issuance of the amendment to the subject facility operating license or combined license. Requests for a hearing and a petition for leave to intervene shall be filed in accordance with the Commission’s ‘‘Agency Rules of Practice and Procedure’’ in 10 CFR part 2. Interested person(s) should consult a current copy of 10 CFR 2.309, which is available at the NRC’s PDR, located in One White Flint North, Room O1–F21 (first floor), 11555 Rockville PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73909 Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The NRC’s regulations are accessible electronically from the NRC Library on the NRC’s Web site at http://www.nrc. gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/cfr/. If a request for a hearing or petition for leave to intervene is filed within 60 days, the Commission or a presiding officer designated by the Commission or by the Chief Administrative Judge of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel will rule on the request and/or petition. The Secretary or the Chief Administrative Judge of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board will issue a notice of hearing or an appropriate order. As required by 10 CFR 2.309, a petition for leave to intervene shall set forth, with particularity, the interest of the petitioner in the proceeding and how that interest may be affected by the results of the proceeding. The petition should specifically explain the reasons why intervention should be permitted, with particular reference to the following general requirements: (1) The name, address, and telephone number of the requestor or petitioner; (2) the nature of the requestor’s/petitioner’s right under the Act to be made a party to the proceeding; (3) the nature and extent of the requestor’s/petitioner’s property, financial, or other interest in the proceeding; and (4) the possible effect of any decision or order which may be entered in the proceeding on the requestor’s/petitioner’s interest. The petition must also set forth the specific contentions which the requestor/ petitioner seeks to have litigated at the proceeding. Each contention must consist of a specific statement of the issue of law or fact to be raised or controverted. In addition, the requestor/petitioner shall provide a brief explanation of the bases for the contention and a concise statement of the alleged facts or expert opinion that support the contention and on which the requestor/petitioner intends to rely in proving the contention at the hearing. The requestor/petitioner must also provide references to those specific sources and documents of which the petitioner is aware and on which the requestor/petitioner intends to rely to establish those facts or expert opinion. The petition must include sufficient information to show that a genuine dispute exists with the applicant on a material issue of law or fact. Contentions shall be limited to matters within the scope of the amendment under consideration. The contention must be one which, if proven, would entitle the requestor/ petitioner to relief. A requestor/ petitioner who fails to satisfy these E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 73910 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 239 / Friday, December 12, 2014 / Notices requirements with respect to at least one contention will not be permitted to participate as a party. Those permitted to intervene become parties to the proceeding, subject to any limitations in the order granting leave to intervene, and have the opportunity to participate fully in the conduct of the hearing with respect to resolution of that person’s admitted contentions, including the opportunity to present evidence and to submit a crossexamination plan for cross-examination of witnesses, consistent with NRC regulations, policies, and procedures. The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board will set the time and place for any prehearing conferences and evidentiary hearings, and the appropriate notices will be provided. Petitions for leave to intervene must be filed no later than 60 days from the date of publication of this notice. Requests for hearing, petitions for leave to intervene, and motions for leave to file new or amended contentions that are filed after the 60-day deadline will not be entertained absent a determination by the presiding officer that the filing demonstrates good cause by satisfying the three factors in 10 CFR 2.309(c)(1)(i)–(iii). A State, local governmental body, federally-recognized Indian tribe, or agency thereof, may submit a petition to the Commission to participate as a party under 10 CFR 2.309(h)(1). The petition should state the nature and extent of the petitioner’s interest in the proceeding. The petition should be submitted to the Commission by February 10, 2015. The petition must be filed in accordance with the filing instructions in the ‘‘Electronic Submissions (E-Filing)’’ section of this document, and should meet the requirements for petitions for leave to intervene set forth in this section, except that under § 2.309(h)(2) a State, local governmental body, or Federally-recognized Indian tribe, or agency thereof does not need to address the standing requirements in 10 CFR 2.309(d) if the facility is located within its boundaries. A State, local governmental body, Federallyrecognized Indian tribe, or agency thereof may also have the opportunity to participate under 10 CFR 2.315(c). If a hearing is granted, any person who does not wish, or is not qualified, to become a party to the proceeding may, in the discretion of the presiding officer, be permitted to make a limited appearance pursuant to the provisions of 10 CFR 2.315(a). A person making a limited appearance may make an oral or written statement of position on the issues, but may not otherwise participate in the proceeding. A limited VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Dec 11, 2014 Jkt 235001 appearance may be made at any session of the hearing or at any prehearing conference, subject to the limits and conditions as may be imposed by the presiding officer. Persons desiring to make a limited appearance are requested to inform the Secretary of the Commission by February 10, 2015. III. Electronic Submissions (E-Filing) All documents filed in NRC adjudicatory proceedings, including a request for hearing, a petition for leave to intervene, any motion or other document filed in the proceeding prior to the submission of a request for hearing or petition to intervene, and documents filed by interested governmental entities participating under 10 CFR 2.315(c), must be filed in accordance with the NRC’s E-Filing rule (72 FR 49139; August 28, 2007). The EFiling process requires participants to submit and serve all adjudicatory documents over the internet, or in some cases to mail copies on electronic storage media. Participants may not submit paper copies of their filings unless they seek an exemption in accordance with the procedures described below. To comply with the procedural requirements of E-Filing, at least 10 days prior to the filing deadline, the participant should contact the Office of the Secretary by email at hearing.docket@nrc.gov, or by telephone at 301–415–1677, to request (1) a digital identification (ID) certificate, which allows the participant (or its counsel or representative) to digitally sign documents and access the E-Submittal server for any proceeding in which it is participating; and (2) advise the Secretary that the participant will be submitting a request or petition for hearing (even in instances in which the participant, or its counsel or representative, already holds an NRCissued digital ID certificate). Based upon this information, the Secretary will establish an electronic docket for the hearing in this proceeding if the Secretary has not already established an electronic docket. Information about applying for a digital ID certificate is available on the NRC’s public Web site at http://www. nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals/gettingstarted.html. System requirements for accessing the E-Submittal server are detailed in the NRC’s ‘‘Guidance for Electronic Submission,’’ which is available on the agency’s public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/esubmittals.html. Participants may attempt to use other software not listed on the Web site, but should note that the NRC’s E-Filing system does not support PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 unlisted software, and the NRC Meta System Help Desk will not be able to offer assistance in using unlisted software. If a participant is electronically submitting a document to the NRC in accordance with the E-Filing rule, the participant must file the document using the NRC’s online, Web-based submission form. In order to serve documents through the Electronic Information Exchange System, users will be required to install a Web browser plug-in from the NRC’s Web site. Further information on the Webbased submission form, including the installation of the Web browser plug-in, is available on the NRC’s public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/esubmittals.html. Once a participant has obtained a digital ID certificate and a docket has been created, the participant can then submit a request for hearing or petition for leave to intervene. Submissions should be in portable document format (PDF) in accordance with NRC guidance available on the NRC’s public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/esubmittals.html. A filing is considered complete at the time the documents are submitted through the NRC’s E-Filing system. To be timely, an electronic filing must be submitted to the E-Filing system no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Upon receipt of a transmission, the E-Filing system time-stamps the document and sends the submitter an email notice confirming receipt of the document. The E-Filing system also distributes an email notice that provides access to the document to the NRC’s Office of the General Counsel and any others who have advised the Office of the Secretary that they wish to participate in the proceeding, so that the filer need not serve the documents on those participants separately. Therefore, applicants and other participants (or their counsel or representative) must apply for and receive a digital ID certificate before a hearing request/ petition to intervene is filed so that they can obtain access to the document via the E-Filing system. A person filing electronically using the NRC’s adjudicatory E-Filing system may seek assistance by contacting the NRC Meta System Help Desk through the ‘‘Contact Us’’ link located on the NRC’s public Web site at http:// www.nrc.gov/site-help/esubmittals.html, by email to MSHD.Resource@nrc.gov, or by a tollfree call at 1–866–672–7640. The NRC Meta System Help Desk is available between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Time, E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 239 / Friday, December 12, 2014 / Notices Monday through Friday, excluding government holidays. Participants who believe that they have a good cause for not submitting documents electronically must file an exemption request, in accordance with 10 CFR 2.302(g), with their initial paper filing requesting authorization to continue to submit documents in paper format. Such filings must be submitted by: (1) First class mail addressed to the Office of the Secretary of the Commission, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, Attention: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff; or (2) courier, express mail, or expedited delivery service to the Office of the Secretary, Sixteenth Floor, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852, Attention: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff. Participants filing a document in this manner are responsible for serving the document on all other participants. Filing is considered complete by firstclass mail as of the time of deposit in the mail, or by courier, express mail, or expedited delivery service upon depositing the document with the provider of the service. A presiding officer, having granted an exemption request from using E-Filing, may require a participant or party to use E-Filing if the presiding officer subsequently determines that the reason for granting the exemption from use of E-Filing no longer exists. Documents submitted in adjudicatory proceedings will appear in the NRC’s electronic hearing docket which is available to the public at http:// ehd1.nrc.gov/ehd/, unless excluded pursuant to an order of the Commission, or the presiding officer. Participants are requested not to include personal privacy information, such as social security numbers, home addresses, or home phone numbers in their filings, unless an NRC regulation or other law requires submission of such information. However, a request to intervene will require including information on local residence in order to demonstrate a proximity assertion of interest in the proceeding. With respect to copyrighted works, except for limited excerpts that serve the purpose of the adjudicatory filings and would constitute a Fair Use application, participants are requested not to include copyrighted materials in their submission. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Dec 11, 2014 Jkt 235001 Exelon Generation Corporation, LLC, Docket 72–0008, Calvert Cliffs Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation, Calvert County, Maryland; Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Sensitive Unclassified NonSafeguards Information for Contention Preparation 73911 A. This Order contains instructions regarding how potential parties to this proceeding may request access to documents containing SUNSI. B. Within 10 days after publication of this notice of hearing and opportunity to petition for leave to intervene, any potential party who believes access to SUNSI is necessary to respond to this notice may request such access. A ‘‘potential party’’ is any person who intends to participate as a party by demonstrating standing and filing an admissible contention under 10 CFR 2.309. Requests for access to SUNSI submitted later than 10 days after publication will not be considered absent a showing of good cause for the late filing, addressing why the request could not have been filed earlier. C. The requester shall submit a letter requesting permission to access SUNSI to the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, Attention: Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff, and provide a copy to the Associate General Counsel for Hearings, Enforcement and Administration, Office of the General Counsel, Washington, DC 20555–0001. The expedited delivery or courier mail address for both offices is: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852. The email address for the Office of the Secretary and the Office of the General Counsel are Hearing.Docket@nrc.gov and OGCmailcenter@nrc.gov, respectively.1 The request must include the following information: (1) A description of the licensing action with a citation to this Federal Register notice; (2) The name and address of the potential party and a description of the potential party’s particularized interest that could be harmed by the action identified in C.(1); (3) The identity of the individual or entity requesting access to SUNSI and the requester’s basis for the need for the information in order to meaningfully participate in this adjudicatory proceeding. In particular, the request must explain why publicly-available versions of the information requested would not be sufficient to provide the basis and specificity for a proffered contention. D. Based on an evaluation of the information submitted under paragraph C.(3) the NRC staff will determine within 10 days of receipt of the request whether: (1) There is a reasonable basis to believe the petitioner is likely to establish standing to participate in this NRC proceeding; and (2) The requestor has established a legitimate need for access to SUNSI. E. If the NRC staff determines that the requestor satisfies both D.(1) and D.(2) above, the NRC staff will notify the requestor in writing that access to SUNSI has been granted. The written notification will contain instructions on how the requestor may obtain copies of the requested documents, and any other conditions that may apply to access to those documents. These conditions may include, but are not limited to, the signing of a Non-Disclosure Agreement or Affidavit, or Protective Order 2 setting forth terms and conditions to prevent the unauthorized or inadvertent disclosure of SUNSI by each individual who will be granted access to SUNSI. F. Filing of Contentions. Any contentions in these proceedings that are based upon the information received as a result of the request made for SUNSI must be filed by the requestor no later than 25 days after the requestor is granted access to that information. However, if more than 25 days remain between the date the petitioner is granted access to the information and the deadline for filing all other contentions (as established in the notice of hearing or opportunity for hearing), the petitioner may file its SUNSI contentions by that later deadline. G. Review of Denials of Access. (1) If the request for access to SUNSI is denied by the NRC staff either after a determination on standing and need for access, or after a determination on trustworthiness and reliability, the NRC staff shall immediately notify the requestor in writing, briefly stating the reason or reasons for the denial. (2) The requester may challenge the NRC staff’s adverse determination by filing a challenge within 5 days of receipt of that determination with: (a) The presiding officer designated in this 1 While a request for hearing or petition to intervene in this proceeding must comply with the filing requirements of the NRC’s ‘‘E-Filing Rule,’’ the initial request to access SUNSI under these procedures should be submitted as described in this paragraph. 2 Any motion for Protective Order or draft NonDisclosure Affidavit or Agreement for SUNSI must be filed with the presiding officer or the Chief Administrative Judge if the presiding officer has not yet been designated, within 30 days of the deadline for the receipt of the written access request. PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 73912 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 239 / Friday, December 12, 2014 / Notices proceeding; (b) if no presiding officer has been appointed, the Chief Administrative Judge, or if he or she is unavailable, another administrative judge, or an administrative law judge with jurisdiction pursuant to 10 CFR 2.318(a); or (c) if another officer has been designated to rule on information access issues, with that officer. H. Review of Grants of Access. A party other than the requester may challenge an NRC staff determination granting access to SUNSI whose release would harm that party’s interest independent of the proceeding. Such a challenge must be filed with the Chief Administrative Judge within 5 days of the notification by the NRC staff of its grant of access. If challenges to the NRC staff determinations are filed, these procedures give way to the normal process for litigating disputes concerning access to information. The availability of interlocutory review by the Commission of orders ruling on such NRC staff determinations (whether granting or denying access) is governed by 10 CFR 2.311.3 I. The Commission expects that the NRC staff and presiding officers (and any other reviewing officers) will consider and resolve requests for access to SUNSI, and motions for protective orders, in a timely fashion in order to minimize any unnecessary delays in identifying those petitioners who have standing and who have propounded contentions meeting the specificity and basis requirements in 10 CFR part 2. Attachment 1 to this Order summarizes the general target schedule for processing and resolving requests under these procedures. It is so ordered. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 4th day of December 2014. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Annette L. Vietti-Cook, Secretary of the Commission. Attachment 1—General Target Schedule for Processing and Resolving Requests for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information in This Proceeding Day Event/activity 0 .................... Publication of Federal Register notice of hearing and opportunity to petition for leave to intervene, including order with instructions for access requests. Deadline for submitting requests for access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information (SUNSI) with information: Supporting the standing of a potential party identified by name and address; describing the need for the information in order for the potential party to participate meaningfully in an adjudicatory proceeding. Deadline for submitting petition for intervention containing: (i) Demonstration of standing; (ii) all contentions whose formulation does not require access to SUNSI (+25 Answers to petition for intervention; +7 petitioner/requestor reply). Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff informs the requester of the staff’s determination whether the request for access provides a reasonable basis to believe standing can be established and shows need for SUNSI. (NRC staff also informs any party to the proceeding whose interest independent of the proceeding would be harmed by the release of the information.) If NRC staff makes the finding of need for SUNSI and likelihood of standing, NRC staff begins document processing (preparation of redactions or review of redacted documents). If NRC staff finds no ‘‘need’’ or no likelihood of standing, the deadline for petitioner/requester to file a motion seeking a ruling to reverse the NRC staff’s denial of access; NRC staff files copy of access determination with the presiding officer (or Chief Administrative Judge or other designated officer, as appropriate). If NRC staff finds ‘‘need’’ for SUNSI, the deadline for any party to the proceeding whose interest independent of the proceeding would be harmed by the release of the information to file a motion seeking a ruling to reverse the NRC staff’s grant of access. Deadline for NRC staff reply to motions to reverse NRC staff determination(s). (Receipt +30) If NRC staff finds standing and need for SUNSI, deadline for NRC staff to complete information processing and file motion for Protective Order and draft Non-Disclosure Affidavit. Deadline for applicant/licensee to file Non-Disclosure Agreement for SUNSI. If access granted: Issuance of presiding officer or other designated officer decision on motion for protective order for access to sensitive information (including schedule for providing access and submission of contentions) or decision reversing a final adverse determination by the NRC staff. Deadline for filing executed Non-Disclosure Affidavits. Access provided to SUNSI consistent with decision issuing the protective order. Deadline for submission of contentions whose development depends upon access to SUNSI. However, if more than 25 days remain between the petitioner’s receipt of (or access to) the information and the deadline for filing all other contentions (as established in the notice of hearing or opportunity for hearing), the petitioner may file its SUNSI contentions by that later deadline. (Contention receipt +25) Answers to contentions whose development depends upon access to SUNSI. (Answer receipt +7) Petitioner/Intervenor reply to answers. Decision on contention admission. 10 .................. 60 .................. 20 .................. 25 .................. 30 .................. 40 .................. A .................... A + 3 ............. A + 28 ........... A + 53 ........... A + 60 ........... >A + 60 ......... ACTION: [FR Doc. 2014–29141 Filed 12–11–14; 8:45 am] Notice. 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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. DATES: BILLING CODE 7590–01–P Sfmt 4703 applicable), but not to the initial SUNSI request submitted to the NRC staff under these procedures. E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 72-0008, NRC-2011-0085]


Exelon Generation Corporation, LLC; Calvert Cliffs Independent 
Spent Fuel Storage Installation

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: License amendment application; notice of docketing; opportunity 
to request a hearing and to petition for leave to intervene; and order.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has docketed a 
license amendment application from

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Exelon Generation Corporation, LLC (Exelon Generation). Exelon 
Generation is requesting revisions to its renewed license to increase 
maximum enrichment levels; to increase the amount of fuel allowed to be 
stored; and to change various Technical Specifications of the 32PHB DSC 
casks utilized at the Calvert Cliffs Independent Storage Installation 
located in Calvert County, Maryland. The NRC is evaluating whether 
approval of this request would be categorically excluded from the 
requirement to prepare an environmental assessment.

DATES: A request for hearing and petition for leave to intervene must 
be filed by February 10, 2015. Any potential party as defined in 
Section 2.4 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), 
who believes access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards 
Information (SUNSI) is necessary to respond to this notice must request 
document access by December 22, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2011-0085 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-2011-0085. 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 by 
telephone 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: John M. Goshen, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-287-9250; email: 
John.Goshen@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    The NRC received, by letter dated March 26, 2014, as supplemented 
on July 25, 2014, a license amendment application pursuant to 10 CFR 
part 72 from Exelon Generation requesting a revision to its Renewed 
Special Nuclear Material License No. SNM-2505 at its Calvert Cliffs 
Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) site located in 
Calvert County, Maryland. Renewed Special Nuclear Material License No. 
SNM-2505 authorizes the licensee to receive, possess, store, and 
transfer spent fuel, reactor-related greater than Class C waste, and 
other radioactive materials associated with spent fuel storage at the 
Calvert Cliffs ISFSI. This amendment request contains SUNSI. A 
publicly-available version of the license amendment application and 
enclosures are available in ADAMS under Accession Nos. ML14090A122, 
ML14090A123, and ML14090A124. A publicly-available version of the 
supplemental information received on July 25, 2014, is available in 
ADAMS under Accession Nos. ML14274A498, ML14212A307, and ML14212A308.
    Specifically, the amendment, if granted, will authorize the storage 
of Westinghouse and Areva Combustion Engineering (CE) 14X14 fuel in the 
NUHOMS[supreg]-32PHB Dry Shielded Canister (DSC) system, and will 
revise Materials License No. SNM-2505 and Technical Specifications (TS) 
as follows:
    1. Renewed License SNM-2505 Section 6, Byproduct, Source, and/or 
Special Nuclear Material--The proposed amendment would increase the 
maximum allowable enrichment from 4.5 percent U-235 to 5.0 percent U-
235 to allow for storage of higher enriched fuel assemblies.
    2. Renewed License SNM-2505 Section 8, Maximum Amount That Licensee 
May Possess at Any One Time Under This License--The proposed amendment 
would increase this amount from the current 1,111.68 TeU to 1,558.27 
TeU to allow for storage of fuel generated over the 60 year licensed 
lifetime of the Calvert Cliffs Units.
    3. Renewed License se SNM-2505 Section 16--The proposed amendment 
would add acceptance standards for liquid penetrant tests of the double 
closure seal welds at the bottom end of the DSC for the NUHOMS-32PHB 
DSC. The acceptance standards for the NUHOMS[supreg]-24P DSC and the 
NUHOMS[supreg]-32P DSC remain the same.
    4. TS 2.1, Fuel to be Stored at ISFSI--This TS ensures that the 
fuel assembly radiation source is below design values. To accomplish 
this, the TS provides limits on the neutron and gamma sources allowed 
in each fuel assembly. The proposed change would add a new neutron and 
gamma source for fuel assemblies stored in NUHOMS[supreg]-32PHB DSCs. 
The new neutron and gamma sources for the NUHOMS[supreg]-32PHB DSC were 
selected to bound fuel assemblies that reach the TS Limiting Condition 
for Operation 3.1.1(5) thermal limit to be loaded.
    5. TS 3.1.1, Fuel to be Stored at ISFSI--This TS ensures that the 
fuel assemblies stored in the DSCs meet the design requirements of the 
DSCs. This proposed amendment makes the following changes:
    a. TS 3.1.1(2)--The current initial enrichment limit is 4.5 weight 
percent U-235. The proposed amendment would add new maximum initial 
enrichment limits of 4.75 and 5.0 weight percent U-235 for a 
NUHOMS[supreg]-32PHB DSC, based on internal DSC basket design. The 
current maximum initial enrichment limit of 4.5 weight percent U-235 
for the NUHOMS[supreg]-24P and NUHOMS[supreg]-32P DSCs remains the 
same.
    b. TS 3.1.1(3)--The current maximum fuel assembly average burnup 
limit is 47,000 MWd/MTU) for the NUHOMS[supreg]-24P DSCs and 52,000 
MWd/MTU for the NUHOMS[supreg]-32P DSCs. The proposed amendment would 
add a new maximum fuel assembly average burnup limit of 62,000 MWd/MTU 
for fuel stored in NUHOMS[supreg]-32PHB DSCs. The current burnup limits 
for the NUHOMS[supreg]-24P and NUHOMS[supreg]-32P DSCs remain the same.
    c. TS 3.1.1(5)--The current maximum heat generation rate limit is 
0.66 kilowatt per fuel assembly. The proposed amendment would add a new 
maximum heat generation rate of 0.8 kilowatt per fuel assembly for 
NUHOMS[supreg]-32PHB DSC basket zones 1 and 4, and a maximum heat 
generation rate of 1.0 kilowatt per fuel assembly for NUHOMS[supreg]-
32PHB DSC basket zones 2 and 3. The current maximum heat generation 
rate for the NUHOMS[supreg]-24P and NUHOMS[supreg]-32P DSCs remain the 
same.
    d. TS3.1.1(7)--Currently, the maximum fuel assembly mass to be 
placed in the NUHOMS[supreg]-24P and NUHOMS[supreg]-32P DSCs, including 
control components, shall not exceed 1450 lbs. (658 kg). This proposed 
amendment adds a new requirement that the maximum fuel assembly mass to 
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placed in the NUHOMS[supreg]-32PHB DSC shall not exceed 1375 lbs. (625 
kg) excluding control components. The current maximum fuel assembly 
mass limit remains the same for the NUHOMS[supreg]-24P and 
NUHOMS[supreg]-32P DSCs.
    6. TS 3.2.2.1--The proposed amendment would add acceptance 
standards for liquid penetrant tests of the top shield plug closure 
weld, the siphon and vent port cover welds, and the top cover plate 
weld for the NUHOMS[supreg]-32PHB DSC. The acceptance standards for the 
NUHOMS[supreg]-24P and NUJHOMS[supreg]-32P DSCs remain the same.
    7. TS 3.2.2.2 and 4.2.2.1, DSC Closure Welds--Currently, the 
standard helium leak rate for the top shield plug closure weld, and the 
siphon and vent port cover welds shall not exceed 10-4 atm-
cc/s for the NUHOMS[supreg]-24P and NUHOMS[supreg]-32P DSCs. The 
proposed amendment will add a new requirement that the standard helium 
leak rate for the NUHOMS[supreg]-32PHB DSC top shield plug closure 
weld, and the siphon and vent port cover welds not exceed 
10-7 ref-cc/s. The maximum helium leak rate for the 
NUHOMS[supreg]-24P and NUHOMS[supreg]-32P DSCs remains the same.
    8. TS 3.4.1.1, Maximum Air Temperature Rise--This TS limits the 
temperature rise from the HSM inlet to the outlet. This provides 
assurance that the fuel is being adequately air cooled while in the 
HSM. The current limit is a maximum 64[emsp14][deg]F temperature rise. 
The proposed amendment would add a new maximum 80[emsp14][deg]F 
allowable temperature rise for HSMs with NUHOMS[supreg]-32 PHB DSCs. 
The requested change to the TSs would also address the additional 
temperature limit and the verification of the appropriate heat load for 
the fuel assemblies. The maximum temperature rise limit will remain 
64[emsp14][deg]F for the existing NUHOMS[supreg]-24P and 
NUHOMS[supreg]-32P DSCs.
    9. New TS 3.3.2.1, Time Limit for Completion of NUHOMS[supreg]-32 
PHB Transfer Operations--The proposed amendment would establish a new 
TS for the time to complete the transfer of the NUHOMS[supreg]-32PHB 
DSC from the cask handling area to the HSM. This new TS does not apply 
to the NUHOMS[supreg]-24P or NUHOMS[supreg]-32P due to their lower heat 
load. The time limit for completion of the transfer is as follows:
    a. No time limit for a DSC with a total heat load of 21.12 kW or 
less,
    b. 72 hours for a DSC with a total heat load greater than 21.12 kW 
but less than or equal to 23.04 kW,
    c. 48 hours for a DSC with a total heat load greater than 23.04 kW 
but less than or equal to 25.6 kW,
    d. 20 hours for a DSC with a total heat load greater than 25.6 kW 
but less than or equal to 29.6 kW.
    10. New TS 3.3.3.1, Time Limit for Completion of NUHOMS[supreg]-
32PHB DSC Vacuum Drying Operation--The proposed amendment would 
establish a new TS limiting the time to complete the NUHOMS[supreg]-
32PHB DSC blowdown and vacuum drying process if nitrogen is used for 
blowdown. The time limit for completion of vacuum drying of a loaded 
NUHOMS[supreg]-32PHB DSC following blowdown with nitrogen is as 
follows:
    a. 56 hours for a DSC with a total heat load of 23.04 kW or less.
    b. 40 hours for a DSC with a total heat load greater than 23.04 kW 
but less than or equal to 25.6 kW, 32 hours for a DSC with a total heat 
load greater than 25.6 kW but less than or equal to 29.6 kW.
    An NRC administrative completeness review, documented in a letter 
to CCNPP dated September 12, 2014 (ADAMS Accession No. ML14258A041), 
found the application acceptable for a technical review. If the NRC 
approves the amendment, the approval will be documented in an amendment 
to NRC renewed license SNM-2505. However, before approving the proposed 
amendment, the NRC will need to make the findings required by the 
Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the NRC's 
regulations. The NRC's findings will be documented in a safety 
evaluation report. In the amendment request, Exelon Generation asserted 
that the proposed amendments satisfy the categorical exclusion criteria 
of 10 CFR 51.22. The NRC will evaluate this assertion and make findings 
consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act and 10 CFR part 
51.

II. Opportunity To Request a Hearing and Petition for Leave To 
Intervene

    Within 60 days after the date of publication of this notice, any 
person(s) whose interest may be affected by this action may file a 
request for a hearing and a petition to intervene with respect to 
issuance of the amendment to the subject facility operating license or 
combined license. Requests for a hearing and a petition for leave to 
intervene shall be filed in accordance with the Commission's ``Agency 
Rules of Practice and Procedure'' in 10 CFR part 2. Interested 
person(s) should consult a current copy of 10 CFR 2.309, which is 
available at the NRC's PDR, located in One White Flint North, Room O1-
F21 (first floor), 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The 
NRC's regulations are accessible electronically from the NRC Library on 
the NRC's Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/cfr/. If a request for a hearing or petition for leave to intervene is 
filed within 60 days, the Commission or a presiding officer designated 
by the Commission or by the Chief Administrative Judge of the Atomic 
Safety and Licensing Board Panel will rule on the request and/or 
petition. The Secretary or the Chief Administrative Judge of the Atomic 
Safety and Licensing Board will issue a notice of hearing or an 
appropriate order.
    As required by 10 CFR 2.309, a petition for leave to intervene 
shall set forth, with particularity, the interest of the petitioner in 
the proceeding and how that interest may be affected by the results of 
the proceeding. The petition should specifically explain the reasons 
why intervention should be permitted, with particular reference to the 
following general requirements: (1) The name, address, and telephone 
number of the requestor or petitioner; (2) the nature of the 
requestor's/petitioner's right under the Act to be made a party to the 
proceeding; (3) the nature and extent of the requestor's/petitioner's 
property, financial, or other interest in the proceeding; and (4) the 
possible effect of any decision or order which may be entered in the 
proceeding on the requestor's/petitioner's interest. The petition must 
also set forth the specific contentions which the requestor/petitioner 
seeks to have litigated at the proceeding.
    Each contention must consist of a specific statement of the issue 
of law or fact to be raised or controverted. In addition, the 
requestor/petitioner shall provide a brief explanation of the bases for 
the contention and a concise statement of the alleged facts or expert 
opinion that support the contention and on which the requestor/
petitioner intends to rely in proving the contention at the hearing. 
The requestor/petitioner must also provide references to those specific 
sources and documents of which the petitioner is aware and on which the 
requestor/petitioner intends to rely to establish those facts or expert 
opinion. The petition must include sufficient information to show that 
a genuine dispute exists with the applicant on a material issue of law 
or fact. Contentions shall be limited to matters within the scope of 
the amendment under consideration. The contention must be one which, if 
proven, would entitle the requestor/petitioner to relief. A requestor/
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requirements with respect to at least one contention will not be 
permitted to participate as a party.
    Those permitted to intervene become parties to the proceeding, 
subject to any limitations in the order granting leave to intervene, 
and have the opportunity to participate fully in the conduct of the 
hearing with respect to resolution of that person's admitted 
contentions, including the opportunity to present evidence and to 
submit a cross-examination plan for cross-examination of witnesses, 
consistent with NRC regulations, policies, and procedures. The Atomic 
Safety and Licensing Board will set the time and place for any 
prehearing conferences and evidentiary hearings, and the appropriate 
notices will be provided.
    Petitions for leave to intervene must be filed no later than 60 
days from the date of publication of this notice. Requests for hearing, 
petitions for leave to intervene, and motions for leave to file new or 
amended contentions that are filed after the 60-day deadline will not 
be entertained absent a determination by the presiding officer that the 
filing demonstrates good cause by satisfying the three factors in 10 
CFR 2.309(c)(1)(i)-(iii).
    A State, local governmental body, federally-recognized Indian 
tribe, or agency thereof, may submit a petition to the Commission to 
participate as a party under 10 CFR 2.309(h)(1). The petition should 
state the nature and extent of the petitioner's interest in the 
proceeding. The petition should be submitted to the Commission by 
February 10, 2015. The petition must be filed in accordance with the 
filing instructions in the ``Electronic Submissions (E-Filing)'' 
section of this document, and should meet the requirements for 
petitions for leave to intervene set forth in this section, except that 
under Sec.  2.309(h)(2) a State, local governmental body, or Federally-
recognized Indian tribe, or agency thereof does not need to address the 
standing requirements in 10 CFR 2.309(d) if the facility is located 
within its boundaries. A State, local governmental body, Federally-
recognized Indian tribe, or agency thereof may also have the 
opportunity to participate under 10 CFR 2.315(c).
    If a hearing is granted, any person who does not wish, or is not 
qualified, to become a party to the proceeding may, in the discretion 
of the presiding officer, be permitted to make a limited appearance 
pursuant to the provisions of 10 CFR 2.315(a). A person making a 
limited appearance may make an oral or written statement of position on 
the issues, but may not otherwise participate in the proceeding. A 
limited appearance may be made at any session of the hearing or at any 
prehearing conference, subject to the limits and conditions as may be 
imposed by the presiding officer. Persons desiring to make a limited 
appearance are requested to inform the Secretary of the Commission by 
February 10, 2015.

III. Electronic Submissions (E-Filing)

    All documents filed in NRC adjudicatory proceedings, including a 
request for hearing, a petition for leave to intervene, any motion or 
other document filed in the proceeding prior to the submission of a 
request for hearing or petition to intervene, and documents filed by 
interested governmental entities participating under 10 CFR 2.315(c), 
must be filed in accordance with the NRC's E-Filing rule (72 FR 49139; 
August 28, 2007). The E-Filing process requires participants to submit 
and serve all adjudicatory documents over the internet, or in some 
cases to mail copies on electronic storage media. Participants may not 
submit paper copies of their filings unless they seek an exemption in 
accordance with the procedures described below.
    To comply with the procedural requirements of E-Filing, at least 10 
days prior to the filing deadline, the participant should contact the 
Office of the Secretary by email at hearing.docket@nrc.gov, or by 
telephone at 301-415-1677, to request (1) a digital identification (ID) 
certificate, which allows the participant (or its counsel or 
representative) to digitally sign documents and access the E-Submittal 
server for any proceeding in which it is participating; and (2) advise 
the Secretary that the participant will be submitting a request or 
petition for hearing (even in instances in which the participant, or 
its counsel or representative, already holds an NRC-issued digital ID 
certificate). Based upon this information, the Secretary will establish 
an electronic docket for the hearing in this proceeding if the 
Secretary has not already established an electronic docket.
    Information about applying for a digital ID certificate is 
available on the NRC's public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals/getting-started.html. System requirements for accessing 
the E-Submittal server are detailed in the NRC's ``Guidance for 
Electronic Submission,'' which is available on the agency's public Web 
site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals.html. Participants 
may attempt to use other software not listed on the Web site, but 
should note that the NRC's E-Filing system does not support unlisted 
software, and the NRC Meta System Help Desk will not be able to offer 
assistance in using unlisted software.
    If a participant is electronically submitting a document to the NRC 
in accordance with the E-Filing rule, the participant must file the 
document using the NRC's online, Web-based submission form. In order to 
serve documents through the Electronic Information Exchange System, 
users will be required to install a Web browser plug-in from the NRC's 
Web site. Further information on the Web-based submission form, 
including the installation of the Web browser plug-in, is available on 
the NRC's public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals.html.
    Once a participant has obtained a digital ID certificate and a 
docket has been created, the participant can then submit a request for 
hearing or petition for leave to intervene. Submissions should be in 
portable document format (PDF) in accordance with NRC guidance 
available on the NRC's public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals.html. A filing is considered complete at the time the 
documents are submitted through the NRC's E-Filing system. To be 
timely, an electronic filing must be submitted to the E-Filing system 
no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Upon receipt of 
a transmission, the E-Filing system time-stamps the document and sends 
the submitter an email notice confirming receipt of the document. The 
E-Filing system also distributes an email notice that provides access 
to the document to the NRC's Office of the General Counsel and any 
others who have advised the Office of the Secretary that they wish to 
participate in the proceeding, so that the filer need not serve the 
documents on those participants separately. Therefore, applicants and 
other participants (or their counsel or representative) must apply for 
and receive a digital ID certificate before a hearing request/petition 
to intervene is filed so that they can obtain access to the document 
via the E-Filing system.
    A person filing electronically using the NRC's adjudicatory E-
Filing system may seek assistance by contacting the NRC Meta System 
Help Desk through the ``Contact Us'' link located on the NRC's public 
Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals.html, by email to 
MSHD.Resource@nrc.gov, or by a toll-free call at 1-866-672-7640. The 
NRC Meta System Help Desk is available between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. 
Eastern Time,

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Monday through Friday, excluding government holidays.
    Participants who believe that they have a good cause for not 
submitting documents electronically must file an exemption request, in 
accordance with 10 CFR 2.302(g), with their initial paper filing 
requesting authorization to continue to submit documents in paper 
format. Such filings must be submitted by: (1) First class mail 
addressed to the Office of the Secretary of the Commission, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, Attention: 
Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff; or (2) courier, express mail, or 
expedited delivery service to the Office of the Secretary, Sixteenth 
Floor, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, 
Maryland, 20852, Attention: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff. 
Participants filing a document in this manner are responsible for 
serving the document on all other participants. Filing is considered 
complete by first-class mail as of the time of deposit in the mail, or 
by courier, express mail, or expedited delivery service upon depositing 
the document with the provider of the service. A presiding officer, 
having granted an exemption request from using E-Filing, may require a 
participant or party to use E-Filing if the presiding officer 
subsequently determines that the reason for granting the exemption from 
use of E-Filing no longer exists.
    Documents submitted in adjudicatory proceedings will appear in the 
NRC's electronic hearing docket which is available to the public at 
http://ehd1.nrc.gov/ehd/, unless excluded pursuant to an order of the 
Commission, or the presiding officer. Participants are requested not to 
include personal privacy information, such as social security numbers, 
home addresses, or home phone numbers in their filings, unless an NRC 
regulation or other law requires submission of such information. 
However, a request to intervene will require including information on 
local residence in order to demonstrate a proximity assertion of 
interest in the proceeding. With respect to copyrighted works, except 
for limited excerpts that serve the purpose of the adjudicatory filings 
and would constitute a Fair Use application, participants are requested 
not to include copyrighted materials in their submission.

Exelon Generation Corporation, LLC, Docket 72-0008, Calvert Cliffs 
Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation, Calvert County, Maryland; 
Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-
Safeguards Information for Contention Preparation

    A. This Order contains instructions regarding how potential parties 
to this proceeding may request access to documents containing SUNSI.
    B. Within 10 days after publication of this notice of hearing and 
opportunity to petition for leave to intervene, any potential party who 
believes access to SUNSI is necessary to respond to this notice may 
request such access. A ``potential party'' is any person who intends to 
participate as a party by demonstrating standing and filing an 
admissible contention under 10 CFR 2.309. Requests for access to SUNSI 
submitted later than 10 days after publication will not be considered 
absent a showing of good cause for the late filing, addressing why the 
request could not have been filed earlier.
    C. The requester shall submit a letter requesting permission to 
access SUNSI to the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, Attention: Rulemakings and 
Adjudications Staff, and provide a copy to the Associate General 
Counsel for Hearings, Enforcement and Administration, Office of the 
General Counsel, Washington, DC 20555-0001. The expedited delivery or 
courier mail address for both offices is: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852. The email 
address for the Office of the Secretary and the Office of the General 
Counsel are Hearing.Docket@nrc.gov and OGCmailcenter@nrc.gov, 
respectively.\1\ The request must include the following information:
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    \1\ While a request for hearing or petition to intervene in this 
proceeding must comply with the filing requirements of the NRC's 
``E-Filing Rule,'' the initial request to access SUNSI under these 
procedures should be submitted as described in this paragraph.
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    (1) A description of the licensing action with a citation to this 
Federal Register notice;
    (2) The name and address of the potential party and a description 
of the potential party's particularized interest that could be harmed 
by the action identified in C.(1);
    (3) The identity of the individual or entity requesting access to 
SUNSI and the requester's basis for the need for the information in 
order to meaningfully participate in this adjudicatory proceeding. In 
particular, the request must explain why publicly-available versions of 
the information requested would not be sufficient to provide the basis 
and specificity for a proffered contention.
    D. Based on an evaluation of the information submitted under 
paragraph C.(3) the NRC staff will determine within 10 days of receipt 
of the request whether:
    (1) There is a reasonable basis to believe the petitioner is likely 
to establish standing to participate in this NRC proceeding; and
    (2) The requestor has established a legitimate need for access to 
SUNSI.
    E. If the NRC staff determines that the requestor satisfies both 
D.(1) and D.(2) above, the NRC staff will notify the requestor in 
writing that access to SUNSI has been granted. The written notification 
will contain instructions on how the requestor may obtain copies of the 
requested documents, and any other conditions that may apply to access 
to those documents. These conditions may include, but are not limited 
to, the signing of a Non-Disclosure Agreement or Affidavit, or 
Protective Order \2\ setting forth terms and conditions to prevent the 
unauthorized or inadvertent disclosure of SUNSI by each individual who 
will be granted access to SUNSI.
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    \2\ Any motion for Protective Order or draft Non-Disclosure 
Affidavit or Agreement for SUNSI must be filed with the presiding 
officer or the Chief Administrative Judge if the presiding officer 
has not yet been designated, within 30 days of the deadline for the 
receipt of the written access request.
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    F. Filing of Contentions. Any contentions in these proceedings that 
are based upon the information received as a result of the request made 
for SUNSI must be filed by the requestor no later than 25 days after 
the requestor is granted access to that information. However, if more 
than 25 days remain between the date the petitioner is granted access 
to the information and the deadline for filing all other contentions 
(as established in the notice of hearing or opportunity for hearing), 
the petitioner may file its SUNSI contentions by that later deadline.
    G. Review of Denials of Access.
    (1) If the request for access to SUNSI is denied by the NRC staff 
either after a determination on standing and need for access, or after 
a determination on trustworthiness and reliability, the NRC staff shall 
immediately notify the requestor in writing, briefly stating the reason 
or reasons for the denial.
    (2) The requester may challenge the NRC staff's adverse 
determination by filing a challenge within 5 days of receipt of that 
determination with: (a) The presiding officer designated in this

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proceeding; (b) if no presiding officer has been appointed, the Chief 
Administrative Judge, or if he or she is unavailable, another 
administrative judge, or an administrative law judge with jurisdiction 
pursuant to 10 CFR 2.318(a); or (c) if another officer has been 
designated to rule on information access issues, with that officer.
    H. Review of Grants of Access. A party other than the requester may 
challenge an NRC staff determination granting access to SUNSI whose 
release would harm that party's interest independent of the proceeding. 
Such a challenge must be filed with the Chief Administrative Judge 
within 5 days of the notification by the NRC staff of its grant of 
access.
    If challenges to the NRC staff determinations are filed, these 
procedures give way to the normal process for litigating disputes 
concerning access to information. The availability of interlocutory 
review by the Commission of orders ruling on such NRC staff 
determinations (whether granting or denying access) is governed by 10 
CFR 2.311.\3\
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    \3\ Requesters should note that the filing requirements of the 
NRC's E-Filing Rule (72 FR 49139; August 28, 2007) apply to appeals 
of NRC staff determinations (because they must be served on a 
presiding officer or the Commission, as applicable), but not to the 
initial SUNSI request submitted to the NRC staff under these 
procedures.
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    I. The Commission expects that the NRC staff and presiding officers 
(and any other reviewing officers) will consider and resolve requests 
for access to SUNSI, and motions for protective orders, in a timely 
fashion in order to minimize any unnecessary delays in identifying 
those petitioners who have standing and who have propounded contentions 
meeting the specificity and basis requirements in 10 CFR part 2. 
Attachment 1 to this Order summarizes the general target schedule for 
processing and resolving requests under these procedures.
    It is so ordered.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 4th day of December 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Annette L. Vietti-Cook,
Secretary of the Commission.

Attachment 1--General Target Schedule for Processing and Resolving 
Requests for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards 
Information in This Proceeding

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        Day                            Event/activity
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0.................  Publication of Federal Register notice of hearing
                     and opportunity to petition for leave to intervene,
                     including order with instructions for access
                     requests.
10................  Deadline for submitting requests for access to
                     Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information
                     (SUNSI) with information: Supporting the standing
                     of a potential party identified by name and
                     address; describing the need for the information in
                     order for the potential party to participate
                     meaningfully in an adjudicatory proceeding.
60................  Deadline for submitting petition for intervention
                     containing: (i) Demonstration of standing; (ii) all
                     contentions whose formulation does not require
                     access to SUNSI (+25 Answers to petition for
                     intervention; +7 petitioner/requestor reply).
20................  Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff informs
                     the requester of the staff's determination whether
                     the request for access provides a reasonable basis
                     to believe standing can be established and shows
                     need for SUNSI. (NRC staff also informs any party
                     to the proceeding whose interest independent of the
                     proceeding would be harmed by the release of the
                     information.) If NRC staff makes the finding of
                     need for SUNSI and likelihood of standing, NRC
                     staff begins document processing (preparation of
                     redactions or review of redacted documents).
25................  If NRC staff finds no ``need'' or no likelihood of
                     standing, the deadline for petitioner/requester to
                     file a motion seeking a ruling to reverse the NRC
                     staff's denial of access; NRC staff files copy of
                     access determination with the presiding officer (or
                     Chief Administrative Judge or other designated
                     officer, as appropriate). If NRC staff finds
                     ``need'' for SUNSI, the deadline for any party to
                     the proceeding whose interest independent of the
                     proceeding would be harmed by the release of the
                     information to file a motion seeking a ruling to
                     reverse the NRC staff's grant of access.
30................  Deadline for NRC staff reply to motions to reverse
                     NRC staff determination(s).
40................  (Receipt +30) If NRC staff finds standing and need
                     for SUNSI, deadline for NRC staff to complete
                     information processing and file motion for
                     Protective Order and draft Non-Disclosure
                     Affidavit. Deadline for applicant/licensee to file
                     Non-Disclosure Agreement for SUNSI.
A.................  If access granted: Issuance of presiding officer or
                     other designated officer decision on motion for
                     protective order for access to sensitive
                     information (including schedule for providing
                     access and submission of contentions) or decision
                     reversing a final adverse determination by the NRC
                     staff.
A + 3.............  Deadline for filing executed Non-Disclosure
                     Affidavits. Access provided to SUNSI consistent
                     with decision issuing the protective order.
A + 28............  Deadline for submission of contentions whose
                     development depends upon access to SUNSI. However,
                     if more than 25 days remain between the
                     petitioner's receipt of (or access to) the
                     information and the deadline for filing all other
                     contentions (as established in the notice of
                     hearing or opportunity for hearing), the petitioner
                     may file its SUNSI contentions by that later
                     deadline.
A + 53............  (Contention receipt +25) Answers to contentions
                     whose development depends upon access to SUNSI.
A + 60............  (Answer receipt +7) Petitioner/Intervenor reply to
                     answers.
>A + 60...........  Decision on contention admission.
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