Generic Aging Lessons Learned for Subsequent License Renewal Report and Standard Review Plan for Review of Subsequent License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants, 17500-17501 [2016-07052]

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[FR Doc. 2016–05665 Filed 3–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2015–0251] Generic Aging Lessons Learned for Subsequent License Renewal Report and Standard Review Plan for Review of Subsequent License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Supplemental staff guidance; request for comment. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is soliciting public comment on supplemental guidance to draft NUREG–2191, ‘‘Generic Aging Lessons Learned for Subsequent License Renewal (GALL–SLR) Report,’’ Vol. I and II, and draft NUREG–2192, ‘‘Standard Review Plan for Review of Subsequent License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants’’ (SRP–SLR). This supplemental guidance was developed subsequent to the release of draft NUREG–2191 and NUREG–2192 on December 23, 2015. Changes to the supplemental guidance will be incorporated into the final versions of NUREG–2191 and NUREG–2192. DATES: Comments must be filed by May 31, 2016. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:43 Mar 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2015–0251. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–415–3463; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individuals listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Office of Administration, Mail Stop: OWFN–12–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: William Holston, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation; telephone: 301– 415–8573; email: William.Holston@ nrc.gov and Brian Allik, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, telephone: 301–415–1082; email: Brian.Allik@ nrc.gov. Both are staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2015– 0251 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding 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–2015–0251. • 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 draft ‘‘GALL–SLR and SRP–SLR Supplemental Staff Guidance’’ is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML16041A090. • NRC’s PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public documents at the NRC’s PDR, Room O1–F21, One PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. • NRC’s Guidance for License Renewal and Subsequent License Renewal site: Guidance for subsequent license renewal documents are also available online under the ‘‘Draft Guidance Documents for Subsequent License Renewal for Public Comment’’ heading at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/ operating/licensing/renewal/slr/ guidance.html. B. Submitting Comments Please include Docket ID NRC–2015– 0251 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 will post all comment submissions at http:// www.regulations.gov as well as enter 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 into ADAMS. II. Background On December 23, 2015, the NRC published in the Federal Register (80 FR 79956) the draft NUREG–2191, ‘‘Generic Aging Lessons Learned for Subsequent License Renewal (GALL– SLR) Report,’’ Vol. I and II and draft NUREG–2192, ‘‘Standard Review Plan for Review of Subsequent License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants’’ (SRP–SLR), which are available under ADAMS Accession Nos. ML15348A111, ML15348A153, and ML15348A265, respectively. These draft documents describe methods acceptable to the NRC staff for granting a subsequent license renewal (i.e., license renewal following 60 years of licensed operation) in accordance with the NRC’s license renewal regulations, as well as techniques used by the NRC staff in evaluating applications for subsequent license renewal. The changes described in the GALL– SLR and SRP–SLR Supplemental Staff Guidance were developed subsequent to the release of the draft versions of NUREG–2191 and NUREG–2192 and are E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2016 / Notices being released for public comments. Comments received on the changes proposed in this document will be addressed along with comments received on the draft versions of NUREG–2191 and NUREG–2192. The changes will then be incorporated into the final versions of NUREG–2191 and NUREG–2192. The topical areas addressed in this supplement to the publically-available GALL–SLR Report and SRP–SLR are as follows: (A) selective leaching of ductile iron; (B) cracking due to stress corrosion cracking and intergranular stress corrosion cracking; (C) changes to further evaluation, aging management program (AMP) XI.M29, ‘‘Aboveground Metallic Tanks,’’ AMP XI.M36, ‘‘External Surfaces Monitoring of Mechanical Components,’’ and aging management review (AMR) line items to address cracking and loss of material for aluminum and stainless steel components; (D) a new title for AMP XI.M29; (E) issuance of LR–ISG–2015– 01, ‘‘Changes to Buried and Underground Piping and Tank Recommendations;’’ (F) minor technical and editorial changes to AMR line items and AMPs; and (G) response to certain initial comments from the industry as presented at a public meeting on January 21, 2016. III. Backfitting and Issue Finality This supplement contains guidance on one acceptable approach for managing the associated aging effects during subsequent periods of extended operation for components within the scope of subsequent license renewal. Issuance of this supplemental guidance does not constitute backfitting as defined in 10 CFR 50.109(a)(1), and the NRC staff did not prepare a backfit analysis for issuing this supplement. More information is provided under the ‘‘Backfitting and Issue Finality’’ section of the supplemental guidance. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 23rd day of March, 2016. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Dennis C. Morey, Chief, Aging Management of Reactor Systems Branch, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2016–07052 Filed 3–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:43 Mar 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments [NRC–2016–0059] Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Biweekly notice. SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 189a. (2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this regular biweekly notice. The Act requires the Commission to publish notice of any amendments issued, or proposed to be issued, and grants the Commission the authority to issue and make immediately effective any amendment to an operating license or combined license, as applicable, upon a determination by the Commission that such amendment involves no significant hazards consideration, notwithstanding the pendency before the Commission of a request for a hearing from any person. This biweekly notice includes all notices of amendments issued, or proposed to be issued from March 1, 2016, to March 14, 2016. The last biweekly notice was published on March 15, 2016. DATES: Comments must be filed by April 28, 2016. A request for a hearing must be filed by May 31, 2016. 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–2016–0059. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–415–3463; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. • Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Office of Administration, Mail Stop: OWFN–12–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: Sandra Figueroa, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–1262, email: Sandra.Figueroa@nrc.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17501 A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2016– 0059 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–2016–0059. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may obtain publiclyavailable documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html. To begin the search, select ‘‘ADAMS Public Documents’’ and then select ‘‘Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.’’ For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The ADAMS accession number for each document referenced (if it is available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that it is mentioned in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. • 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–2016– 0059, facility name, unit number(s), application date, and subject 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. E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 60 (Tuesday, March 29, 2016)]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2015-0251]


Generic Aging Lessons Learned for Subsequent License Renewal 
Report and Standard Review Plan for Review of Subsequent License 
Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Supplemental staff guidance; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is soliciting 
public comment on supplemental guidance to draft NUREG-2191, ``Generic 
Aging Lessons Learned for Subsequent License Renewal (GALL-SLR) 
Report,'' Vol. I and II, and draft NUREG-2192, ``Standard Review Plan 
for Review of Subsequent License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power 
Plants'' (SRP-SLR). This supplemental guidance was developed subsequent 
to the release of draft NUREG-2191 and NUREG-2192 on December 23, 2015. 
Changes to the supplemental guidance will be incorporated into the 
final versions of NUREG-2191 and NUREG-2192.

DATES: Comments must be filed by May 31, 2016. 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:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2015-0251. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-415-
3463; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact 
the individuals listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
of this document.
     Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Office of Administration, 
Mail Stop: OWFN-12-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: William Holston, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation; telephone: 301-415-8573; email: 
William.Holston@nrc.gov and Brian Allik, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation, telephone: 301-415-1082; email: Brian.Allik@nrc.gov. Both 
are staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001;

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2015-0251 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding 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-2015-0251.
     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 
draft ``GALL-SLR and SRP-SLR Supplemental Staff Guidance'' is available 
in ADAMS under Accession No. ML16041A090.
     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.
     NRC's Guidance for License Renewal and Subsequent License 
Renewal site: Guidance for subsequent license renewal documents are 
also available online under the ``Draft Guidance Documents for 
Subsequent License Renewal for Public Comment'' heading at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/licensing/renewal/slr/guidance.html.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2015-0251 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 will post all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as enter 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 into ADAMS.

II. Background

    On December 23, 2015, the NRC published in the Federal Register (80 
FR 79956) the draft NUREG-2191, ``Generic Aging Lessons Learned for 
Subsequent License Renewal (GALL-SLR) Report,'' Vol. I and II and draft 
NUREG-2192, ``Standard Review Plan for Review of Subsequent License 
Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants'' (SRP-SLR), which are 
available under ADAMS Accession Nos. ML15348A111, ML15348A153, and 
ML15348A265, respectively. These draft documents describe methods 
acceptable to the NRC staff for granting a subsequent license renewal 
(i.e., license renewal following 60 years of licensed operation) in 
accordance with the NRC's license renewal regulations, as well as 
techniques used by the NRC staff in evaluating applications for 
subsequent license renewal.
    The changes described in the GALL-SLR and SRP-SLR Supplemental 
Staff Guidance were developed subsequent to the release of the draft 
versions of NUREG-2191 and NUREG-2192 and are

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being released for public comments. Comments received on the changes 
proposed in this document will be addressed along with comments 
received on the draft versions of NUREG-2191 and NUREG-2192. The 
changes will then be incorporated into the final versions of NUREG-2191 
and NUREG-2192.
    The topical areas addressed in this supplement to the publically-
available GALL-SLR Report and SRP-SLR are as follows: (A) selective 
leaching of ductile iron; (B) cracking due to stress corrosion cracking 
and intergranular stress corrosion cracking; (C) changes to further 
evaluation, aging management program (AMP) XI.M29, ``Aboveground 
Metallic Tanks,'' AMP XI.M36, ``External Surfaces Monitoring of 
Mechanical Components,'' and aging management review (AMR) line items 
to address cracking and loss of material for aluminum and stainless 
steel components; (D) a new title for AMP XI.M29; (E) issuance of LR-
ISG-2015-01, ``Changes to Buried and Underground Piping and Tank 
Recommendations;'' (F) minor technical and editorial changes to AMR 
line items and AMPs; and (G) response to certain initial comments from 
the industry as presented at a public meeting on January 21, 2016.

III. Backfitting and Issue Finality

    This supplement contains guidance on one acceptable approach for 
managing the associated aging effects during subsequent periods of 
extended operation for components within the scope of subsequent 
license renewal. Issuance of this supplemental guidance does not 
constitute backfitting as defined in 10 CFR 50.109(a)(1), and the NRC 
staff did not prepare a backfit analysis for issuing this supplement. 
More information is provided under the ``Backfitting and Issue 
Finality'' section of the supplemental guidance.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 23rd day of March, 2016.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Dennis C. Morey,
Chief, Aging Management of Reactor Systems Branch, Division of License 
Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2016-07052 Filed 3-28-16; 8:45 am]
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