Zion Solutions, LLC, Zion Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2, License Termination Plan, 42130-42132 [2015-17387]

Download as PDF 42130 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 136 / Thursday, July 16, 2015 / Notices the exemptions, and is issuing a finding of no significant impact. Section 50.47, ‘‘Emergency plans,’’ in 10 CFR part 50 provides in part, ‘‘. . . no initial operating license for a nuclear power reactor will be issued unless a finding is made by the NRC that there is reasonable assurance that adequate protective measures can and will be taken in the event of a radiological emergency.’’ Appendix E to 10 CFR part 50, ‘‘Emergency Planning and Preparedness for Production and Utilization Facilities,’’ provides in part, ‘‘This appendix establishes minimum requirements for emergency plans for use in attaining an acceptable state of emergency preparedness.’’ II. Environmental Assessment Description of Proposed Action The proposed action would exempt ZS, a 10 CFR part 50 licensee, from certain 10 CFR 50.47, and 10 CFR part 50, appendix E, EP requirements because ZNPS is a permanently shutdown nuclear facility with all spent fuel stored in an independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI). The proposed action is in accordance with the licensee’s application dated May 27, 2014, (ADAMS Accession No. ML14148A295). tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Need for Proposed Action The ZNPS was shut down on February 21, 1997, and is currently in a permanently shut-down and defueled condition. In a letter dated May 4, 1998, the NRC acknowledged that pursuant to 10 CFR 50.82(a)(2), the 10 CFR part 50 licenses for the ZNPS, Units 1 and 2 no longer authorize operation of the reactors, or emplacement or retention of fuel in the reactor vessels. Active decommissioning is currently underway. As of January 12, 2015, all of the spent fuel at the ZNPS had been transferred to the Zion ISFSI. The licensee claims that the proposed action is needed because the EP regulations impose requirements on the ZNPS that are not necessary to meet the underlying purpose of the regulations in view of the greatly reduced offsite radiological consequences associated with the current plant status as permanently shut down and with the removal of all spent fuel from the Spent Fuel Pool and transfer to dry cask storage at the ISFSI. Additionally, the license was amended on January 14, 2015, (ADAMS Accession No. ML14295A716) to remove from the Technical Specifications functional, operational and staffing requirements associated with the storage of spent fuel in the spent fuel pool. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Jul 15, 2015 Jkt 235001 Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action The NRC staff evaluated the environmental impacts of the proposed action and concludes that exempting the licensee from the emergency planning requirements will not have any adverse environmental impacts. With respect to radiological impacts, the NRC has determined that no credible events at the ZNPS would result in doses to the public beyond the owner controlled area boundary that would exceed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Protective Actions Guides at the site boundary. The proposed action is wholly procedural and administrative in nature. As such, the proposed action will not: Significantly increase the probability or consequences of radiological accidents, result in any changes to the types of effluents that may be released offsite, and result in any significant increase in occupational or public radiation exposure. Therefore, there are no significant radiological environmental impacts associated with the proposed action. With regard to potential nonradiological impacts, the proposed action does not involve any construction activities, renovation of buildings or structures, ground disturbing activities or other alteration to land. The proposed action will not change the site activities and therefore will not result in any changes to the workforce or vehicular traffic. Furthermore, the proposed action is not a type of activity that has the potential to cause effects on historic properties or cultural resources, including traditional cultural properties. In addition the proposed action will not result in any change to non-radiological plant effluents and thus, will have no impact on either air or water quality. As the proposed action is wholly procedural and administrative in nature, the NRC staff has determined that the proposed action will have no effect on listed species or critical habitat. Therefore, there are no significant non-radiological environmental impacts associated with the proposed action. Accordingly, the NRC staff concludes that there are no significant environmental impacts associated with the proposed action. Environmental Impacts of the Alternatives to the Proposed Action As an alternative to the proposed action, the NRC staff considered denial of the proposed action (i.e., the ‘‘noaction’’ alternative). Denial of the exemption request would result in no change in current environmental PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 impacts because there would be no construction or major renovation of any buildings or structures, nor any associated ground disturbing activities. Thus, the environmental impacts of the proposed action and no-action alternative are similar. Therefore, the no-action alternative was not further considered. Conclusion The NRC staff has concluded that the proposed action will not significantly impact the quality of the human environment, and that the proposed action is the preferred alternative. Agencies and Persons Consulted The NRC contacted the Illinois Emergency Management Agency via email on February 3, 2015, concerning this request. The State official replied via email on February 5, 2015, stating that they had no questions or concerns and they did not object to the action (ADAMS Accession No. ML15168A221). III. Finding of No Significant Impact The NRC staff has prepared this EA as part of its review of the proposed action. On the basis of this EA, the NRC finds that there are no significant environmental impacts from the proposed action, and that preparation of an environmental impact statement is not warranted. Accordingly, the NRC has determined that a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is appropriate. In accordance with 10 CFR 51.32(a)(4), this FONSI incorporates the EA set forth in this notice by reference. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 8th day of July 2015. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Larry W. Camper, Director, Division of Decommissioning, Uranium Recovery, and Waste Programs, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2015–17436 Filed 7–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–295 and 50–304; NRC– 2015–0082] Zion Solutions, LLC, Zion Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2, License Termination Plan Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Request for comment; reopening of comment period. AGENCY: On April 6, 2015, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 136 / Thursday, July 16, 2015 / Notices solicited comments on the License Termination Plan (LTP) for the Zion Nuclear Power Station (ZNPS), Units 1 and 2. The public comment period closed on May 26, 2015. The NRC has decided to reopen the public comment period to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments. DATES: The comment period for the document published on April 6, 2015 (80 FR 18443) has been reopened. Comments should be filed no later than August 17, 2015. Comments received after this date will be considered, if it is practical to do so, but the Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods (unless this document describes a different method for submitting comments on a specific subject): • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2015–0082. 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. • Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Office of Administration, Mail Stop: O12–H08, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. For additional direction on obtaining information and submitting comments, see ‘‘Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments’’ in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Hickman, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, telephone: 301–415– 3017, email: John.hickman@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2015– 0082 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information for this action. You may obtain publiclyavailable information related to this action by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2015–0082 • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Jul 15, 2015 Jkt 235001 (ADAMS): You may obtain publiclyavailable documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html. To begin the search, select ‘‘ADAMS Public Documents’’ and then select ‘‘Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.’’ For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The ADAMS accession number for each document referenced (if it is available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that it is mentioned in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section • NRC’s PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public documents at the NRC’s PDR, Room O1–F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. B. Submitting Comments Please include Docket ID NRC–2015– 0082 in your comment submission. The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact information that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your comment submission. The NRC posts all comment submissions at http:// www.regulations.gov as well as entering the comment submissions into ADAMS. The NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove identifying or contact information. If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove such information before making the comment submissions available to the public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS. II. Discussion Zion Solution (ZS), LLC, is the holder of Facility Operating License Nos. DPR– 39 and DPR–48. The licenses provide, among other things, that ZS is subject to all rules, regulations, and orders of the NRC now or hereafter in effect. The ZNPS facility consists of two pressurized-water reactors located in Lake County, Illinois. In September 1996, ZNPS, Unit 2 was permanently shut-down after approximately 23 years of operation. In February 1997, ZNPS, Unit 1 was permanently shut-down after approximately 24 years of operation. In early 1998, in accordance with 10 CFR PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42131 50.82(a)(1)(i) and (ii) of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR 50), Exelon Generating Company LLC (Exelon) notified the NRC of the permanent cessation of operations at the ZNPS and the permanent removal of all spent fuel assemblies from the reactor vessels to the spent fuel pool (ADAMS Legacy Accession Nos. 9902200407 and 9803110251). On February 14, 2000, Exelon submitted a Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report (PSDAR) for the Zion units, pursuant to 10 CFR 50.82(a)(4)(i) (ADAMS Accession No. ML003685889). The PSDAR was updated on March 18, 2008 (ADAMS Accession No. ML080840398). On September 1, 2010, the NRC transferred Facility Operating License Numbers DPR–39 and DPR–48 from Exelon to ZS (ADAMS Accession No. ML102290437). The ZS acquired ZNPS to conduct the decommissioning of the facility and then return the decommissioned site back to Exelon. The spent fuel has been moved from the spent fuel pool to the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation. Decommissioning of ZNPS is scheduled to be completed in 2018. By letter dated December 19, 2014 (ADAMS Accession No. ML15005A336), and supplemented on February 26, 2015 (ADAMS Accession No. ML15061A281), ZS submitted the LTP for ZNPS in accordance with § 50.82(a)(9). The LTP addresses site characterization to ensure that final radiation surveys (FRS) cover all areas where contamination existed, remains, or has the potential to exist or remain; identification of remaining dismantlement activities; plans for site remediation; a description of the FRS plan to confirm that ZNPS will meet the release criteria in 10 CFR part 20, subpart E; dose-modeling scenarios that ensure compliance with the radiological criteria for license termination; an estimate of the remaining site-specific decommissioning costs; and a supplement to the Defueled Safety Analysis Report and the Environmental Report describing any new information or significant environmental change associated with proposed license termination activities. A public meeting was held on April 28, 2015, in Zion, IL to discuss the LTP and solicit public comments. A transcript of that meeting is available (ADAMS Accession No. ML15148A377). Based on the interest expressed at that meeting and in subsequent communications with the NRC staff, the NRC has decided to reopen the comment period. On April 6, 2015, the NRC solicited comments on the License Termination Plan for the Zion Nuclear Power Station, E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1 42132 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 136 / Thursday, July 16, 2015 / Notices Units 1 and 2. The public comment period closed on May 26, 2015. The NRC has decided to reopen the public comment period on this document until August 17, 2015. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 26th day of June, 2015. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Zahira Cruz, Acting Chief, Reactor Decommissioning Branch, Division of Decommissioning, Uranium Recovery, and Waste Programs, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2015–17387 Filed 7–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos.: STN 50–456, STN 50–457, STN 50–454, and STN 50–455; NRC–2012– 0116] Exelon Generation Company, LLC, Braidwood Station, Units 1 and 2, and Byron Station, Unit No(s). 1 and 2 Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: License amendment application; withdrawal by applicant. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Exelon Generation Company, LLC to withdraw its application dated January 31, 2012, as supplemented by letter dated February 1, 2013, for proposed amendments to Braidwood Station, Units 1 and 2, Facility Operating License No(s). NPF–72 and NPF–77, located in Will County, Illinois and Byron Station, Unit No(s). 1 and 2, Facility Operating License No(s). NPF– 37 and NPF–66, located in Ogle County, Illinois. The proposed amendment would have modified the Updated Final Safety Analysis Report (UFSAR) to describe the use of an Auxiliary Feedwater (AF) cross-tie. DATES: July 16, 2015. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2012–0116 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–2012–0116. 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Jul 15, 2015 Jkt 235001 • 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 (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. Joel S. Wiebe, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001; telephone: 301–415–6606; email: Joel.Wiebe@nrc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The NRC has granted the request of Exelon Generation Company, LLC (the licensee) to withdraw its January 31, 2012, application (ADAMS Accession No. ML12033A023), as supplemented by letter dated February 1, 2013 (ADAMS Accession No. ML13035A017), for proposed amendments to Braidwood Station, Units 1 and 2, Facility Operating License No(s). NPF–72 and NPF–77, located in Will County, Illinois and Byron Station, Unit No(s). 1 and 2, Facility Operating License Nos. NPF–37 and NPF–66, located in Ogle County, Illinois. The proposed amendment would have modified the Updated Final Safety Analysis Report (UFSAR) to describe the use of an Auxiliary Feedwater (AF) cross-tie. Specifically, this change would have added information to the UFSAR describing the design and shared operation of cross-tie piping between the discharges of the Unit 1 and Unit 2 Train A motordriven AF pumps. The Commission had previously issued a notice of consideration of issuance of amendment published in the Federal Register on May 29, 2012 (77 FR 31660). However, by letter dated June 3, 2015 (ADAMS Accession No. ML15154B363), the licensee withdrew the proposed change. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this day of July 9, 2015. PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Joel S. Wiebe, Senior Project Manager, Plant Licensing III– 2 and Planning and Analysis Branch, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2015–17385 Filed 7–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P PEACE CORPS Information Collection Request; Submission for OMB Review Peace Corps. 60-Day notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Peace Corps will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment in the Federal Register preceding submission to OMB. We are conducting this process in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). DATES: Submit comments on or before September 14, 2015. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Denora Miller, FOIA/ Privacy Act Officer. Denora Miller can be contacted by telephone at 202–692– 1236 or email at pcfr@peacecorps.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 136 (Thursday, July 16, 2015)]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 50-295 and 50-304; NRC-2015-0082]


Zion Solutions, LLC, Zion Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2, 
License Termination Plan

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Request for comment; reopening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On April 6, 2015, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

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solicited comments on the License Termination Plan (LTP) for the Zion 
Nuclear Power Station (ZNPS), Units 1 and 2. The public comment period 
closed on May 26, 2015. The NRC has decided to reopen the public 
comment period to allow more time for members of the public to develop 
and submit their comments.

DATES: The comment period for the document published on April 6, 2015 
(80 FR 18443) has been reopened. Comments should be filed no later than 
August 17, 2015. Comments received after this date will be considered, 
if it is practical to do so, but the Commission is able to ensure 
consideration only for comments received on or before this date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods 
(unless this document describes a different method for submitting 
comments on a specific subject):
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2015-0082. 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.
     Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Office of Administration, 
Mail Stop: O12-H08, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001.
    For additional direction on obtaining information and submitting 
comments, see ``Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments'' in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Hickman, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone: 301-415-3017, email: 
John.hickman@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2015-0082 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information for this action. You may obtain 
publicly-available information related to this action by any of the 
following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2015-0082
     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 (if it is available 
in ADAMS) is provided the first time that it is mentioned in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section
     NRC's PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public 
documents at the NRC's PDR, Room O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2015-0082 in your comment submission.
    The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact 
information that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your 
comment submission. The NRC posts all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as entering the comment submissions into 
ADAMS. The NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove 
identifying or contact information.
    If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons 
for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to 
include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be 
publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should 
state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to 
remove such information before making the comment submissions available 
to the public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS.

II. Discussion

    Zion Solution (ZS), LLC, is the holder of Facility Operating 
License Nos. DPR-39 and DPR-48. The licenses provide, among other 
things, that ZS is subject to all rules, regulations, and orders of the 
NRC now or hereafter in effect. The ZNPS facility consists of two 
pressurized-water reactors located in Lake County, Illinois.
    In September 1996, ZNPS, Unit 2 was permanently shut-down after 
approximately 23 years of operation. In February 1997, ZNPS, Unit 1 was 
permanently shut-down after approximately 24 years of operation. In 
early 1998, in accordance with 10 CFR 50.82(a)(1)(i) and (ii) of Title 
10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR 50), Exelon Generating 
Company LLC (Exelon) notified the NRC of the permanent cessation of 
operations at the ZNPS and the permanent removal of all spent fuel 
assemblies from the reactor vessels to the spent fuel pool (ADAMS 
Legacy Accession Nos. 9902200407 and 9803110251). On February 14, 2000, 
Exelon submitted a Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report 
(PSDAR) for the Zion units, pursuant to 10 CFR 50.82(a)(4)(i) (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML003685889). The PSDAR was updated on March 18, 2008 
(ADAMS Accession No. ML080840398). On September 1, 2010, the NRC 
transferred Facility Operating License Numbers DPR-39 and DPR-48 from 
Exelon to ZS (ADAMS Accession No. ML102290437). The ZS acquired ZNPS to 
conduct the decommissioning of the facility and then return the 
decommissioned site back to Exelon. The spent fuel has been moved from 
the spent fuel pool to the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation. 
Decommissioning of ZNPS is scheduled to be completed in 2018.
    By letter dated December 19, 2014 (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML15005A336), and supplemented on February 26, 2015 (ADAMS Accession 
No. ML15061A281), ZS submitted the LTP for ZNPS in accordance with 
Sec.  50.82(a)(9). The LTP addresses site characterization to ensure 
that final radiation surveys (FRS) cover all areas where contamination 
existed, remains, or has the potential to exist or remain; 
identification of remaining dismantlement activities; plans for site 
remediation; a description of the FRS plan to confirm that ZNPS will 
meet the release criteria in 10 CFR part 20, subpart E; dose-modeling 
scenarios that ensure compliance with the radiological criteria for 
license termination; an estimate of the remaining site-specific 
decommissioning costs; and a supplement to the Defueled Safety Analysis 
Report and the Environmental Report describing any new information or 
significant environmental change associated with proposed license 
termination activities.
    A public meeting was held on April 28, 2015, in Zion, IL to discuss 
the LTP and solicit public comments. A transcript of that meeting is 
available (ADAMS Accession No. ML15148A377). Based on the interest 
expressed at that meeting and in subsequent communications with the NRC 
staff, the NRC has decided to reopen the comment period.
    On April 6, 2015, the NRC solicited comments on the License 
Termination Plan for the Zion Nuclear Power Station,

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Units 1 and 2. The public comment period closed on May 26, 2015. The 
NRC has decided to reopen the public comment period on this document 
until August 17, 2015.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 26th day of June, 2015.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Zahira Cruz,
Acting Chief, Reactor Decommissioning Branch, Division of 
Decommissioning, Uranium Recovery, and Waste Programs, Office of 
Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. 2015-17387 Filed 7-15-15; 8:45 am]
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