Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board, 10727 [2015-04130]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 39 / Friday, February 27, 2015 / Notices the 25 casks back to their original, preearthquake positions and spacing. If approved, the proposed license amendment would allow the casks to remain in their current positions. The NRC has assessed the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed action of amending SNM– 2507 TS 4.2.3, as well as the no-action alternative, and has documented the results in the final EA (ADAMS Accession No. ML15022A575). The NRC staff performed its environmental review in accordance with the requirements in 10 CFR part 51. In conducting the environmental review, the NRC considered information in the license amendment application; information in the responses to the NRC’s requests for additional information (RAIs); communications with Dominion, the Virginia State Historic Preservation Office, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the Virginia Department of Health; information from the NRC inspections; and the NRC’s independent analysis. Approval of Dominion’s proposed license amendment would allow the casks to remain in place at their current post-earthquake positions and spacing, and no changes to Dominion’s operation and maintenance of the NA ISFSI are associated with the proposed action. Because the proposed action would authorize Dominion to leave the casks in their current positions, rather than taking action to return the casks to their pre-earthquake positions, no significant radiological or non-radiological impacts are expected to result from approval of the license amendment request, and the proposed action would not significantly contribute to cumulative impacts at the NA site. There would be no disproportionally high and adverse impacts on minority and low-income populations. The Virginia State Historic Preservation Office concurred with the NRC’s determination that the proposed action would not affect historic properties, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concurred with the NRC’s determination that the proposed action would not affect listed species or critical habitats. Furthermore, the NRC determined that the proposed action is more favorable than the no-action alternative (denial of the license amendment request), which would require movement of the casks back to their pre-earthquake positions and spacing. Thus, the NRC concludes that the proposed action will not result in a significant effect on the quality of the human environment. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Feb 26, 2015 Jkt 235001 III. Finding of No Significant Impact Based on its review of the proposed action, in accordance with the requirements in 10 CFR part 51, the NRC has concluded that the proposed action, amendment of NRC Special Nuclear Materials License No. SNM– 2507 for the NA ISFSI located in Louisa County, Virginia, will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment. Therefore, the NRC has determined, pursuant to 10 CFR 51.31, that preparation of an environmental impact statement is not required for the proposed action and a FONSI is appropriate. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of February, 2015. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Marissa G. Bailey, Director, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety, Safeguards, and Environmental Review, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. 10727 Dr. Gary S. Arnold, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Dr. Richard E. Wardwell, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. All correspondence, documents, and other materials shall be filed in accordance with the NRC E-Filing rule. See 10 CFR. 2.302. Rockville, Maryland. Dated: February 23, 2015. E. Roy Hawkens, Chief Administrative Judge, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel. [FR Doc. 2015–04130 Filed 2–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 70–1151; NRC–2015–0039] [FR Doc. 2015–04133 Filed 2–26–15; 8:45 am] Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC BILLING CODE 7590–01–P Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: License amendment application; opportunity to request a hearing and to petition for leave to intervene. AGENCY: NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY [Docket No. 50–391–OL; ASLBP No. 15– 938–01–0L–BD01] Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Pursuant to delegation by the Commission, see 37 FR 28,710 (Dec. 29, 1972), and the Commission’s regulations, see e.g., 10 CFR 2.104, 2.105, 2.300, 2.309, 2.313, 2.318, 2.321, notice is hereby given that an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (Board) is being established to preside over the following proceeding: Tennessee Valley Authority (Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Unit 2) This proceeding concerns motions, dated February 5, 2015 and filed February 6, 2015, by Southern Alliance for Clean Energy to (1) reopen the record; and (2) admit a new contention in the captioned matter regarding the updated application by Tennessee Valley Authority for a facility operating license for Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Unit 2, to be located in Rhea County, Tennessee. The Board is comprised of the following administrative judges: Paul S. Ryerson, Chairman, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received an application from the Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC (Westinghouse or the licensee) to renew special nuclear material (SNM) license number SNM– 1107 that authorizes Westinghouse to manufacture nuclear fuel assemblies at the Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility (CFFF) in Hopkins, SC, for use in commercial nuclear power plants. The license renewal would allow Westinghouse to continue licensed activities for 40 years from the date that a renewed license is issued. DATES: A request for a hearing or petition for leave to intervene must be filed by April 28, 2015. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2015–0039 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–2015–0039. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–415–3463; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY

[Docket No. 50-391-OL; ASLBP No. 15-938-01-0L-BD01]


Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board

    Pursuant to delegation by the Commission, see 37 FR 28,710 (Dec. 
29, 1972), and the Commission's regulations, see e.g., 10 CFR 2.104, 
2.105, 2.300, 2.309, 2.313, 2.318, 2.321, notice is hereby given that 
an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (Board) is being established to 
preside over the following proceeding:

Tennessee Valley Authority (Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Unit 2)

    This proceeding concerns motions, dated February 5, 2015 and filed 
February 6, 2015, by Southern Alliance for Clean Energy to (1) reopen 
the record; and (2) admit a new contention in the captioned matter 
regarding the updated application by Tennessee Valley Authority for a 
facility operating license for Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Unit 2, to be 
located in Rhea County, Tennessee.
    The Board is comprised of the following administrative judges:

Paul S. Ryerson, Chairman, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.

Dr. Gary S. Arnold, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.

Dr. Richard E. Wardwell, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.

    All correspondence, documents, and other materials shall be filed 
in accordance with the NRC E-Filing rule. See 10 CFR. 2.302.

Rockville, Maryland.

    Dated: February 23, 2015.
E. Roy Hawkens,
Chief Administrative Judge, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel.
[FR Doc. 2015-04130 Filed 2-26-15; 8:45 am]
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