Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2, 74818-74819 [2016-25987]

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[FR Doc. 2016–25932 Filed 10–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–0348 and 50–0364; NRC– 2015–0015] Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, Units 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 the Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc. (SNC—the licensee) to withdraw its license amendment application dated November 24, 2014, as supplemented on September 28, 2015; March 3, 2016; and July 25, 2016, for proposed amendments to Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. NPF 2 and NPF 8 for the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2, respectively, located in Houston County, Alabama. The application contained 24 requests. Twenty-three of those requests were addressed in NRC letter dated August 3, 2016. The amendments adopted previously approved Technical Specifications Task Force Travelers and made two changes not associated with Travelers. A request to incorporate TSTF–312–A, Revision 1, ‘‘Administratively Control Containment Penetrations,’’ has been withdrawn by SNC in a letter dated October 17, 2016. DATES: The license amendment was withdrawn by the licensee on October 17, 2016. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2015–0015 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–2015–0015. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–415–3463; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 individual listed in the FOR FURTHER 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. INFORMATION CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shawn Williams, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415– 1009, email: Shawn.Williams@nrc.gov. The NRC has granted the request of the licensee to withdraw its November 24, 2014, license amendment application (ADAMS Package Accession No. ML14335A689), as supplemented on September 28, 2015 (ADAMS Accession No. ML15271A223); March 3, 2016 (ADAMS Accession No. ML16063A516); and July 25, 2016 (ADAMS Accession Package No. ML16214A040), for proposed amendments to Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. NPF 2 and NPF 8 for the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2, respectively, located in Houston County, Alabama. The licensee requested to change the Technical Specifications related to TSTF–312–A, Revision 1, ‘‘Administratively Control Containment Penetrations.’’ The proposed amendment was noticed in the Federal Register on February 3, 2015 (80 FR 5804). By letter dated October 17, 2016 (ADAMS Accession No. ML16291A520), the licensee withdrew its license amendment application. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of October 2016. E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 208 / Thursday, October 27, 2016 / Notices For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Michael T. Markley, Chief, Plant Licensing Branch II–1, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2016–25987 Filed 10–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 52–025 and 52–026; NRC– 2008–0252] Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Passive Core Cooling System (PXS) Design Changes To Address Potential Gas Intrusion Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Exemption and combined license amendment; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting an exemption to allow a departure from the certification information of Tier 1 of the generic design control document (DCD) and is issuing License Amendment No. 55 to Combined Licenses (COL), NPF– 91 and NPF–92. The COLs were issued to Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., and Georgia Power Company, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, MEAG Power SPVM, LLC, MEAG Power SPVJ, LLC, MEAG Power SPVP, LLC, Authority of Georgia, and the City of Dalton, Georgia (the licensee); for construction and operation of the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP) Units 3 and 4, located in Burke County, Georgia. The granting of the exemption allows the changes to Tier 1 information asked for in the amendment. Because the acceptability of the exemption was determined in part by the acceptability of the amendment, the exemption and amendment are being issued concurrently. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2008–0252 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–2008–0252. 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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Oct 26, 2016 Jkt 241001 • 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. The request for the amendment and exemption was submitted by letter dated May 5, 2016 (ADAMS Accession No. ML16126A276). • 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: Paul Kallan, Office of New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–2809; email: Paul.Kallan@ nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The NRC is granting an exemption from paragraph B of section III, ‘‘Scope and Contents,’’ of Appendix D, ‘‘Design Certification Rule for the AP1000,’’ to part 52 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), and issuing License Amendment No. 55 to COLs, NPF–91 and NPF–92, to the licensee. The exemption is required by paragraph A.4 of section VIII, ‘‘Processes for Changes and Departures,’’ Appendix d, to 10 CFR part 52 to allow the licensee to depart from Tier 1 information. With the requested amendment, the licensee sought proposed changes that would revise the Updated Final Safety Analysis Report in the form of departures from the incorporated plantspecific DCD Tier 2 information. The proposed amendment also involves related changes to plant-specific Tier 1 information, with corresponding changes to the associated COL Appendix C information. Part of the justification for granting the exemption was provided by the review of the amendment. Because the exemption is necessary in order to issue the requested license amendment, the NRC granted the exemption and issued the amendment concurrently, rather than in sequence. This included issuing PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74819 a combined safety evaluation containing the NRC staff’s review of both the exemption request and the license amendment. The exemption met all applicable regulatory criteria set forth in 10 CFR 50.12, 10 CFR 52.7, and Section VIII.A.4 of Appendix d to 10 CFR part 52. The license amendment was found to be acceptable as well. The combined safety evaluation is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML16237A393. Identical exemption documents (except for referenced unit numbers and license numbers) were issued to the licensee for VEGP Units 3 and 4 (COLs NPF–91 and NPF–92). The exemption documents for VEGP Units 3 and 4 can be found in ADAMS under Accession Nos. ML16237A325 and ML16237A344, respectively. The exemption is reproduced (with the exception of abbreviated titles and additional citations) in Section II of this document. The amendment documents for COLs NPF–91 and NPF–92 are available in ADAMS under Accession Nos. ML16237A315 and ML16237A319, respectively. A summary of the amendment documents is provided in Section III of this document. II. Exemption Reproduced below is the exemption document issued to Vogtle Units 3 and Unit 4. It makes reference to the combined safety evaluation that provides the reasoning for the findings made by the NRC (and listed under Item 1) in order to grant the exemption: 1. In a letter dated May 5, 2016, the licensee requested from the Commission an exemption from the provisions of 10 CFR part 52, Appendix d, Section III.B, as part of License Amendment Request 16–004, ‘‘Passive Core Cooling System (PXS) Design Changes to Address Potential Gas Intrusion (LAR–16–004).’’ For the reasons set forth in Section 3.1, ‘‘Evaluation of Exemption,’’ of the NRC staff’s Safety Evaluation, which can be found in ADAMS under Accession No. ML16237A393, the Commission finds that: A. The exemption is authorized by law; B. the exemption presents no undue risk to public health and safety; C. the exemption is consistent with the common defense and security; D. special circumstances are present in that the application of the rule in this circumstance is not necessary to serve the underlying purpose of the rule; E. the special circumstances outweigh any decrease in safety that may result from the reduction in standardization caused by the exemption; and E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 208 (Thursday, October 27, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 74818-74819]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-25987]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 50-0348 and 50-0364; NRC-2015-0015]


Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Joseph M. Farley 
Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2

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 Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc. (SNC--the 
licensee) to withdraw its license amendment application dated November 
24, 2014, as supplemented on September 28, 2015; March 3, 2016; and 
July 25, 2016, for proposed amendments to Renewed Facility Operating 
License Nos. NPF 2 and NPF 8 for the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, 
Units 1 and 2, respectively, located in Houston County, Alabama. The 
application contained 24 requests. Twenty-three of those requests were 
addressed in NRC letter dated August 3, 2016. The amendments adopted 
previously approved Technical Specifications Task Force Travelers and 
made two changes not associated with Travelers. A request to 
incorporate TSTF-312-A, Revision 1, ``Administratively Control 
Containment Penetrations,'' has been withdrawn by SNC in a letter dated 
October 17, 2016.

DATES: The license amendment was withdrawn by the licensee on October 
17, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2015-0015 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-2015-0015. 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: Shawn Williams, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-1009, email: Shawn.Williams@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NRC has granted the request of the 
licensee to withdraw its November 24, 2014, license amendment 
application (ADAMS Package Accession No. ML14335A689), as supplemented 
on September 28, 2015 (ADAMS Accession No. ML15271A223); March 3, 2016 
(ADAMS Accession No. ML16063A516); and July 25, 2016 (ADAMS Accession 
Package No. ML16214A040), for proposed amendments to Renewed Facility 
Operating License Nos. NPF 2 and NPF 8 for the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear 
Plant, Units 1 and 2, respectively, located in Houston County, Alabama.
    The licensee requested to change the Technical Specifications 
related to TSTF-312-A, Revision 1, ``Administratively Control 
Containment Penetrations.''
    The proposed amendment was noticed in the Federal Register on 
February 3, 2015 (80 FR 5804). By letter dated October 17, 2016 (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML16291A520), the licensee withdrew its license amendment 
application.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of October 2016.


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    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Michael T. Markley,
Chief, Plant Licensing Branch II-1, Division of Operating Reactor 
Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
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