Omaha Public Power District; Fort Calhoun Station, Unit No. 1, 59669-59670 [2016-20807]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 168 / Tuesday, August 30, 2016 / Notices Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. NPF–68 and NPF–81: Amendments revised the Renewed Facility Operating Licenses and Technical Specifications. Date of initial notice in Federal Register: May 24, 2016 (81 FR 32809). The Commission’s related evaluation of the amendment is contained in a Safety Evaluation dated August 4, 2016. No significant hazards consideration comments received: No. Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Docket Nos. 50–348 and 50–364, Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2, Houston County, Alabama Date of amendment request: March 16, 2016. Brief description of amendments: The amendments revised the Technical Specifications to allow the use of Optimized ZIRLOTM as an approved fuel rod cladding. Date of issuance: August 4, 2016. Effective date: As of the date of issuance and shall be implemented within 90 days of issuance. Amendment Nos.: 204 (Unit 1) and 200 (Unit 2). A publicly-available version is in ADAMS under Accession No. ML16179A386; documents related to these amendments are listed in the Safety Evaluation enclosed with the amendments. Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. NPF–2 and NPF–8: Amendments revised the Renewed Facility Operating Licenses and Technical Specifications. Date of initial notice in Federal Register: May 24, 2016 (81 FR 32808). The Commission’s related evaluation of the amendment is contained in a Safety Evaluation dated August 4, 2016. No significant hazards consideration comments received: No. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation, Docket No. 50–482, Wolf Creek Generating Station, Coffey County, Kansas Date of amendment request: January 27, 2016, as supplemented by letter dated May 19, 2016. Brief description of amendment: The amendment revised the Technical Specifications to allow the use of Optimized ZIRLOTM as an approved fuel rod cladding. Date of issuance: The amendment is effective upon issuance and shall be implemented within 90 days of the date of issuance. Effective date: August 3, 2016. Amendment No.: 216. A publiclyavailable version is in ADAMS under Accession No. ML16179A293; documents related to this amendment are listed in the Safety Evaluation enclosed with the amendment. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:04 Aug 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 Renewed Facility Operating License No. NPF–42. The amendment revised the Operating License and Technical Specifications. Date of initial notice in Federal Register: April 12, 2016 (81 FR 21603). The supplemental letter dated May 19, 2016, provided additional information that clarified the application, did not expand the scope of the application as originally noticed, and did not change the staff’s original proposed no significant hazards consideration determination as published in the Federal Register. The Commission’s related evaluation of the amendment is contained in a Safety Evaluation dated August 3, 2016. No significant hazards consideration comments received: No. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 18th day of August 2016. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Anne T. Boland, Director, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2016–20391 Filed 8–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–285; NRC–2016–0096] Omaha Public Power District; Fort Calhoun Station, Unit No. 1 Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: License amendment application; withdrawal by applicant. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of the Omaha Public Power District (the licensee) to withdraw its license amendment application dated April 4, 2016, for a proposed amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR–40 for the Fort Calhoun Station, Unit No. 1 (FCS). The proposed amendment would have modified License Condition D, Fire Protection Program, by withdrawing the commitments in REC–119 and REC–120 to implement certain plant modifications as stated in License Condition Paragraph 3.D.(3)(b). DATES: The license amendment was withdrawn by the licensee on August 18, 2016. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2016–0096 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: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59669 • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2016–0096. 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 (if it is available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that it is mentioned in 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl F. Lyon, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001; telephone: 301–415–2296, email: Fred.Lyon@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NRC has granted the request of the licensee to withdraw its April 4, 2016, license amendment application (ADAMS Accession No. ML16103A348), for a proposed amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR–40 for the FCS, located in Washington County, Nebraska. The proposed amendment would have modified License Condition D, Fire Protection Program, by withdrawing the commitments in REC–119 and REC–120 to implement certain plant modifications as stated in License Condition Paragraph 3.D.(3)(b), due to the fact that they are not necessary to meet the performance requirements of the risk-informed fire protection standard. This proposed amendment was noticed in the Federal Register on June 7, 2016 (81 FR 36605). By letter dated August 18, 2016 (ADAMS Accession No. ML16231A512), the licensee withdrew its license amendment application. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 24th day of August 2016. E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1 59670 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 168 / Tuesday, August 30, 2016 / Notices For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Carl F. Lyon, Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch IV– 1, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2016–20807 Filed 8–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–317 and 50–318; NRC– 2016–0181] Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2; Update Schedule for Updated Final Safety Analysis Report Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Exemption; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a January 29, 2016, application from Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon), the licensee for Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant (CCNPP), Units 1 and 2, for Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR–53 and DPR–60, which requested an exemption from the updated final safety analysis report (UFSAR) update schedule requirements in the NRC’s regulations. The NRC staff reviewed this request and is granting an exemption from the requirement that an update to the UFSAR be submitted 6 months after the refueling outage for each unit. The exemption allows the update to the CCNPP UFSAR to be submitted within 6 months following the completion of each CCNPP Unit 2 refueling outage, not to exceed 24 months from the last submittal. DATES: The exemption was issued on August 18, 2016. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2016–0181 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–2016–0181. 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 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:04 Aug 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 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: Richard V. Guzman, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415– 1030, email: Richard.Guzman@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The CCNPP is a two-unit plant, both units of which share an UFSAR. A strict interpretation of the language contained in 50.71(e)(4) of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), would require Exelon to update this single UFSAR within 6 months after each unit’s refueling outage. In August 1992, the NRC promulgated a rule change entitled ‘‘Reducing the Regulatory Burden on Nuclear Licensees,’’ which affected 10 CFR 50.71(e)(4). This rule change was published in the Federal Register on August 31, 1992 (57 FR 39358), with an effective date of October 1, 1992, and was intended to provide a reduction in regulatory burden by, in part, providing licensees with the option to submit UFSAR updates once per refueling outage, not to exceed 24 months between successive updates, instead of annually. However, when a single UFSAR is shared between the units of a multi-unit plant and those units have staggered refueling outages (i.e., one unit a year on alternating years), as is the case with CCNPP, 10 CFR 50.71(e)(4) has the net effect of still requiring that the UFSAR be updated annually. Therefore, as written, the burden reduction provided by 10 CFR 50.71(e)(4) of providing licensees with the option to submit UFSAR updates each refueling outage instead of annually can only be realized by singleunit facilities, by multi-unit facilities that maintain separate UFSARs for each unit, or by multi-unit facilities that share a single UFSAR and have nonstaggered refueling outages—none of PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 which is the case for CCNPP. Consequently, since CCNPP is a multiunit facility with a single shared USFAR and a staggered refueling outage schedule, the phrase ‘‘each refueling outage’’ in 10 CFR 50.71(e)(4) does not decrease the regulatory burden on the licensee as was the intent of the rule. II. Request/Action Pursuant to 10 CFR 50.12, ‘‘Specific exemptions,’’ the licensee has, by application dated January 29, 2016 (ADAMS Accession No. ML16033A048), requested an exemption from the requirements of 10 CFR 50.71, ‘‘Maintenance of records, making of reports,’’ paragraph (e)(4), related to the schedule for submitting periodic updates to the CCNPP UFSAR. Pursuant to 10 CFR 50.12(a), the NRC may, upon application by any interested person or upon its own initiative, grant exemptions from the requirements of the regulations of this part, which are authorized by law, will not present an undue risk to the public health and safety, and are consistent with the common defense and security and when special circumstances are present. III. Discussion Pursuant to 10 CFR 50.12, the NRC may, upon application by any interested person or upon its own initiative, grant exemptions from the requirements of 10 CFR part 50, including 10 CFR 50.71(e)(4) when: (1) The exemptions are authorized by law, will not present an undue risk to the public health or safety, and are consistent with the common defense and security; and (2) when special circumstances are present. Under 10 CFR 50.12(a)(2), special circumstances include, among other things, when application of the specific regulation in the particular circumstances would not serve, or is not necessary to achieve, the underlying purpose of the rule. Authorized by Law In accordance with 10 CFR 50.12, the NRC may grant an exemption from the requirements of 10 CFR part 50 if the exemption is authorized by law. The exemption requested in this instance is authorized by law because no other prohibition of law exists to preclude the activities which would be authorized by the exemption. Additionally, even with the granting of the exemption, the underlying purpose of the regulation will continue to be served. The underlying purpose of 10 CFR 50.71(e)(4) is to ensure that licensees periodically update their UFSARs to assure that the UFSARs remain up-todate such that they accurately reflect the E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 168 (Tuesday, August 30, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59669-59670]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-20807]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 50-285; NRC-2016-0096]


Omaha Public Power District; Fort Calhoun Station, Unit No. 1

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: License amendment application; withdrawal by applicant.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the 
request of the Omaha Public Power District (the licensee) to withdraw 
its license amendment application dated April 4, 2016, for a proposed 
amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-40 for the Fort 
Calhoun Station, Unit No. 1 (FCS). The proposed amendment would have 
modified License Condition D, Fire Protection Program, by withdrawing 
the commitments in REC-119 and REC-120 to implement certain plant 
modifications as stated in License Condition Paragraph 3.D.(3)(b).

DATES: The license amendment was withdrawn by the licensee on August 
18, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2016-0096 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-2016-0096. 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 (if it is available 
in ADAMS) is provided the first time that it is mentioned in 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl F. Lyon, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-2296, email: Fred.Lyon@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NRC has granted the request of the 
licensee to withdraw its April 4, 2016, license amendment application 
(ADAMS Accession No. ML16103A348), for a proposed amendment to Renewed 
Facility Operating License No. DPR-40 for the FCS, located in 
Washington County, Nebraska.
    The proposed amendment would have modified License Condition D, 
Fire Protection Program, by withdrawing the commitments in REC-119 and 
REC-120 to implement certain plant modifications as stated in License 
Condition Paragraph 3.D.(3)(b), due to the fact that they are not 
necessary to meet the performance requirements of the risk-informed 
fire protection standard.
    This proposed amendment was noticed in the Federal Register on June 
7, 2016 (81 FR 36605). By letter dated August 18, 2016 (ADAMS Accession 
No. ML16231A512), the licensee withdrew its license amendment 
application.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 24th day of August 2016.


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    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Carl F. Lyon,
Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch IV-1, Division of Operating 
Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
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