North Anna Power Station Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation, 10726-10727 [2015-04133]

Download as PDF 10726 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 39 / Friday, February 27, 2015 / Notices TABLE 1—POTENTIAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS—Continued Number of respondents 2 Improvement project type Hours Additional surveys not specified .............................................................................................................................. 35,000 100,000 Total .................................................................................................................................................................. 76,000 171,000 Respondents: The respondents are PIs, program coordinators, or participants in NSF activities. ACTION: Environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact; issuance. Estimates of Annualized Cost to Respondents for the Hour Burdens SUMMARY: The cost to respondents generated by the list of potential projects is estimated to be $3,205,680 over the three years of the clearance. No one year’s cost would exceed $3,205,680. In other words, if all work were done in one year, costs in that one year would be $3,205,680 and the costs in each of the other 2 years would be zero. As in previous requests for generic clearance authority, the total cost was estimated by summing all the hours that might be used on all projects over the three years (76,000) and multiplying that figure by the hourly wage ($42.18) of the level of employee who typically answers NSF questionnaires or attends NSF workshops. This wage amount is the May 2011 national cross-industry estimate of the mean hourly wage for a financial analyst, or Job Category 13– 2051, by the Bureau of Statistics. http://www.bls.gov/oes/#data. The total hours are based on similar NSF projects over the past few years. There are no capital, startup, operation or maintenance costs to the respondents. The costs generated by future data collections will be described in the clearance request for each specific data collection. NSF does not anticipate any capital, startup, operation, or maintenance costs for future surveys. Dated: February 23, 2015. Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation. [FR Doc. 2015–04097 Filed 2–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 72–16; NRC–2014–0154] North Anna Power Station Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation Nuclear Regulatory Commission. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Feb 26, 2015 Jkt 235001 The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering a license amendment request for the Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) License SNM–2507 for the North Anna Power Station (NA) independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) located in Louisa County, Virginia. DATES: The environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact referenced in this document are available on February 27, 2015. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2014–0154 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may obtain publicly-available information related to this document using any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2014–0154. 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. • 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 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: Jean Trefethen, Office of Nuclear Material PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415– 5137, email: Jean.Trefethen@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The NRC is considering a license amendment request for Special Nuclear Materials License Number SNM–2507 for the NA ISFSI located in Louisa County, Virginia (ADAMS Accession No. ML14160A707). The applicant, Virginia Electric and Power Company (Dominion), is proposing to amend Technical Specifications (TS) 4.2.3, ‘‘Storage Pad,’’ to define the minimum center-to-center spacing for Transnuclear-32 spent nuclear fuel storage casks, with heat loads no greater than 27.1 kilowatts (kW), from 16 feet (feet) to 14 feet. The NRC staff has prepared a final environmental assessment (EA) as part of its review of this proposed license amendment in accordance with the requirements in part 51 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR). Based on the final EA, the NRC has determined that a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is appropriate. The NRC is also conducting a safety evaluation of the proposed license amendment pursuant to 10 CFR part 72, and the results will be documented in a separate Safety Evaluation Report (SER). If Dominion’s request is approved, the NRC will issue the license amendment following publication of this final EA and FONSI and the SER. II. Final Environmental Assessment Summary On August 23, 2011, during an earthquake centered in Mineral, Virginia, 25 of 27 of the Transnuclear32 casks on NA ISFSI Pad I shifted from their original positions. The shifting changed the center-to-center spacing of the casks from 16 feet to a range of 15 feet 2.25 inches to 16 feet 11.25 inches. Dominion is proposing to amend SNM– 2507 TS 4.2.3, which would change the allowable distance between individual casks (center-to-center) from a nominal 16 feet to a minimum of 14 feet for those casks with heat loads no greater than 27.1 kW. Dominion is requesting this license amendment in lieu of moving E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 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

[Docket No. 72-16; NRC-2014-0154]


North Anna Power Station Independent Spent Fuel Storage 
Installation

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering a 
license amendment request for the Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) 
License SNM-2507 for the North Anna Power Station (NA) independent 
spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) located in Louisa County, 
Virginia.

DATES: The environmental assessment and finding of no significant 
impact referenced in this document are available on February 27, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2014-0154 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may obtain publicly-available information related to this document 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2014-0154. 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.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may obtain publicly-available documents online in the 
ADAMS Public Documents collection at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the search, select ``ADAMS Public Documents'' and 
then select ``Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.'' For problems with ADAMS, 
please contact the NRC's Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 
1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The 
ADAMS accession number for each document referenced in this document 
(if that document is available in ADAMS) is provided the first time 
that a document is referenced.
     NRC's PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public 
documents at the NRC's PDR, Room O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jean Trefethen, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-5137, email: 
Jean.Trefethen@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    The NRC is considering a license amendment request for Special 
Nuclear Materials License Number SNM-2507 for the NA ISFSI located in 
Louisa County, Virginia (ADAMS Accession No. ML14160A707). The 
applicant, Virginia Electric and Power Company (Dominion), is proposing 
to amend Technical Specifications (TS) 4.2.3, ``Storage Pad,'' to 
define the minimum center-to-center spacing for Transnuclear-32 spent 
nuclear fuel storage casks, with heat loads no greater than 27.1 
kilowatts (kW), from 16 feet (feet) to 14 feet. The NRC staff has 
prepared a final environmental assessment (EA) as part of its review of 
this proposed license amendment in accordance with the requirements in 
part 51 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR). Based 
on the final EA, the NRC has determined that a Finding of No 
Significant Impact (FONSI) is appropriate. The NRC is also conducting a 
safety evaluation of the proposed license amendment pursuant to 10 CFR 
part 72, and the results will be documented in a separate Safety 
Evaluation Report (SER). If Dominion's request is approved, the NRC 
will issue the license amendment following publication of this final EA 
and FONSI and the SER.

II. Final Environmental Assessment Summary

    On August 23, 2011, during an earthquake centered in Mineral, 
Virginia, 25 of 27 of the Transnuclear-32 casks on NA ISFSI Pad I 
shifted from their original positions. The shifting changed the center-
to-center spacing of the casks from 16 feet to a range of 15 feet 2.25 
inches to 16 feet 11.25 inches. Dominion is proposing to amend SNM-2507 
TS 4.2.3, which would change the allowable distance between individual 
casks (center-to-center) from a nominal 16 feet to a minimum of 14 feet 
for those casks with heat loads no greater than 27.1 kW. Dominion is 
requesting this license amendment in lieu of moving

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the 25 casks back to their original, pre-earthquake 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.

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.
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