FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company; Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit No. 1, 3028-3030 [2017-00263]

Download as PDF 3028 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2017 / Notices namecheck verification results and encounter analysis. 7. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing (DAA–0318– 2017–0001, 2 items, 2 temporary items). Facility security surveillance recordings. 8. Federal Communications Commission, International Bureau (DAA–0173–2016–0012, 6 items, 6 temporary items). Records related to meetings of the International Telecommunications Union. Laurence Brewer, Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government. of July 5, 2016, these sessions will be closed to the public pursuant to subsection (c)(6) of section 552b of Title 5, United States Code. Dated: January 5, 2017. Kathy Plowitz-Worden, Panel Coordinator, National Endowment for the Arts. NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES National Endowment for the Arts, National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities. ACTION: Notice of meetings. National Endowment for the Arts SUMMARY: AGENCY: Federal Advisory Committee on International Exhibitions (FACIE) Panel Meeting National Endowment for the Arts, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee on International Exhibitions (FACIE) Panel will be held by teleconference from the National Endowment for the Arts, Constitution Center, 400 7th St. SW., Washington, DC 20506 as follows (all meetings are Eastern time and ending times are approximate): Federal Advisory Committee on International Exhibitions (application review): This meeting will be closed. DATES: February 23, 2017—2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Further information with reference to these meetings can be obtained from Ms. Kathy Plowitz-Worden, Office of Guidelines & Panel Operations, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC 20506; plowitzk@arts.gov, or call 202/682–5691. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The closed portions of meetings are for the purpose of Panel review, discussion, evaluation, and recommendations on financial assistance under the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, as amended, including information given in confidence to the agency. In accordance with the determination of the Chairman pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:59 Jan 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 [FR Doc. 2017–00243 Filed 1–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7537–01–P BILLING CODE 7537–01–P Arts Advisory Panel Meetings BILLING CODE 7515–01–P Dated: January 5, 2017. Kathy Plowitz-Worden, Panel Coordinator, National Endowment for the Arts. [FR Doc. 2017–00244 Filed 1–9–17; 8:45 am] National Endowment for the Arts [FR Doc. 2017–00192 Filed 1–9–17; 8:45 am] subsection (c)(6) of section 552b of title 5, United States Code. Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given that 3 meetings of the Arts Advisory Panel to the National Council on the Arts will be held by teleconference unless otherwise noted. DATES: All meetings are Eastern time and ending times are approximate: Music (review of applications): This meeting will be closed. Date and time: February 8, 2017— 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. State/Regional (review of partnership agreements): This meeting will be open. Date and time: February 8, 2017— 2:00 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. State/Regional (review of applications): This meeting will be closed. Date and time: February 8, 2017— 2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. ADDRESSES: National Endowment for the Arts, Constitution Center, 400 7th St. SW., Washington, DC 20506. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Further information with reference to these meetings can be obtained from Ms. Kathy Plowitz-Worden, Office of Guidelines & Panel Operations, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC 20506—plowitzk@arts.gov, or call 202/682–5691. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The closed portions of meetings are for the purpose of Panel review, discussion, evaluation, and recommendations on financial assistance under the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, as amended, including information given in confidence to the agency. In accordance with the determination of the Chairman of July 5, 2016, these sessions will be closed to the public pursuant to PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–346; NRC–2010–0298] FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company; Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit No. 1 Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License No. NPF–3 for the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit No. 1 (Davis-Besse), as requested by FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC, the licensee). SUMMARY: The environmental assessment (EA) referenced in this document is available on January 10, 2017. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2010–0298 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–2010–0298. 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 DATES: E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2017 / Notices 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: Blake Purnell, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001; telephone: 301–415–1380; email: Blake.Purnell@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The NRC is considering issuance of an amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License No. NPF–3, issued to FENOC, for Davis-Besse, located on the south-western shore of Lake Erie in Ottawa County, Ohio, approximately 21 miles east of Toledo, Ohio. The proposed amendment would revise Davis-Besse Technical Specification (TS) 5.5.3, ‘‘Radioactive Effluent Controls Program,’’ to allow an increase in the instantaneous concentrations of radioactive material released in liquid effluents and an increase in the instantaneous dose rates from radioactive material released in gaseous effluents. The licensee would continue to maintain the same TS and regulatory limitations on the overall level of effluent control at Davis-Besse, including limitations on the dose to a member of the public in an unrestricted area. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and section 51.21 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), the NRC performed an EA. Based on the results of the EA that follows, the NRC has concluded that the proposed action will have no significant environmental impact, and is issuing a finding of no significant impact. pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES II. Environmental Assessment Description of the Proposed Action The proposed action would revise the radiological effluent controls program in Davis-Besse TS 5.5.3, specifically TS 5.5.3.b and TS 5.5.3.g, to be consistent with TS 5.5.4.b and TS 5.5.4.g, respectively, in NUREG–1430, ‘‘Standard Technical Specifications, Babcock and Wilcox Plants,’’ Revision 4.0, published in April 2012 (ADAMS Accession No. ML12100A177). TS 5.5.4, ‘‘Radiological Effluent Controls Program,’’ of NUREG–1430, Revision 4.0, contains guidance on the standard format and content of the TSs for the VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:59 Jan 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 implementation of certain 10 CFR 50.36a requirements applicable to Davis-Besse. In June 1999, the NRC approved Technical Specification Task Force (TSTF) Traveler TSTF–258, Revision 4, ‘‘Changes to Section 5.0, Administrative Controls’’ (ADAMS Accession No. ML040620102), which included similar changes to the radioactive effluents control program to what the licensee has proposed. The changes in TSTF–258, Revision 4, were subsequently incorporated into NUREG–1430. Davis-Besse TS 5.5.3.b provides limitations on the instantaneous concentrations of radioactive material in liquid effluents released to unrestricted areas. Currently, the licensee may release liquid effluents with instantaneous radioactive material concentrations less than or equal to the average annual concentration values in 10 CFR part 20, appendix B, Table 2, Column 2. The proposed change would allow the licensee to release liquid effluents with instantaneous radioactive material concentrations up to 10 times the annual average concentration values in 10 CFR part 20, appendix B, Table 2, Column 2. The current limits are equivalent to a dose rate limit of 50 millirem (mrem) per year (approximately 0.0057 mrem per hour). The revised limits are equivalent to a dose rate limit of 500 mrem per year (approximately 0.057 mrem per hour). Davis-Besse TS 5.5.3.g provides limitations on the instantaneous dose rate resulting from radioactive material released in gaseous effluent from the site. The licensee proposes to change the instantaneous dose rate limits in TS 5.5.3.g such that they are no longer based on the average annual effluent concentrations in air that are tabulated in 10 CFR part 20, appendix B, Table 2, Column 1. The current limits correspond to a dose rate limit of 50 mrem (approximately 0.0057 mrem per hour) per year for inhalation of the gaseous effluent, or a dose rate limit of 100 mrem per year (approximately 0.011 mrem per hour) if submersion in the gaseous effluent (i.e., external dose) is more limiting. For noble gases, the revised DavisBesse TS 5.5.3.g would allow an increase in the instantaneous whole body external dose rate limit to 500 mrem per year (approximately 0.057 mrem per hour) and an increase in the instantaneous skin dose rate limit to 3000 mrem per year (approximately 0.34 mrem per hour). For iodine-131, iodine133, tritium, and all radionuclides in particulate form with half-lives greater than 8 days, the revised Davis-Besse TS 5.5.3.g would establish an instantaneous PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3029 organ dose rate limit of 1500 mrem per year (approximately 0.17 mrem per hour). The proposed action is in accordance with the licensee’s application dated February 9, 2016 (ADAMS Accession No. ML16041A115). Need for the Proposed Action The proposed action would provide the licensee with operational flexibility to temporarily increase the concentrations of radioactive material in gaseous and liquid effluents released from the site. Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action The NRC has evaluated the proposed action and concludes that the proposed action will not significantly increase the probability or consequences of accidents. No changes are being made in the types of effluents that may be released offsite. The licensee would still be required by Davis-Besse TS 5.5.3 to monitor, sample, and analyze gaseous and liquid effluents, and to determine the cumulative and projected dose contributions from radioactive effluents for the current calendar quarter and current calendar year at least every 31 days. The licensee must continue to meet the criteria in 10 CFR part 50, appendix I, ‘‘Numerical Guides for Design Objectives and Limiting Conditions for Operation to Meet the Criterion ‘As Low as is Reasonably Achievable’ for Radioactive Material in Light-Water-Cooled Nuclear Power Reactor Effluents,’’ which: (1) Limit the annual public dose from liquid effluents to 3 mrem to the total body and 10 mrem to any organ, (2) limit the annual air dose due to gaseous effluents to 10 millirad for gamma radiation and 20 millirad for beta radiation, and (3) limit annual organ doses to members of the public to 15 mrem for iodines and particulates. The regulations in 10 CFR 20.1301 require the licensee to limit the dose to members of the public to 100 mrem total effective dose equivalent annually and 2 mrem in any 1 hour from external sources. The regulations in 40 CFR part 190 require the licensee to limit the annual dose to a member of the public to 25 mrem whole body, 75 mrem thyroid, and 25 mrem to any other organ. As stated above, the revised TSs would limit dose rates from instantaneous releases to substantially less than 1 mrem per hour. Thus, the proposed action would allow an increase in the instantaneous concentrations of radioactive material released in liquid effluents and an increase in the instantaneous dose rates E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1 3030 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2017 / Notices from radioactive material released in gaseous effluents, without allowing an increase in the dose limits to members of the public in unrestricted areas specified in 10 CFR 20.1301, Appendix I to 10 CFR part 50, and 40 CFR 190. With regard to potential nonradiological impacts, the proposed action does not have any foreseeable impacts to land, air quality, or water resources, including impacts to biota. In addition, there are also no known socioeconomic or environmental justice impacts or impacts to historic and cultural resources associated with the proposed action. Therefore, there are no significant non-radiological environmental impacts associated with the proposed action. Accordingly, the NRC 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 TS amendment request would result in no change in current environmental impacts. The environmental impacts of the proposed TS amendment request and the ‘‘no action’’ alternative are similar. Alternative Use of Resources The action does not involve the use of any different resources than those previously considered in the ‘‘Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants [NUREG–1437], Supplement 52, Regarding Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Final Report,’’ Volumes 1 and 2, dated April 2015 (ADAMS Accession Nos. ML15112A098 and ML15113A187, respectively). pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Agencies and Persons Consulted The staff did not enter into consultation with any other Federal agency or with the State of Ohio regarding the environmental impact of the proposed action. III. Finding of No Significant Impact The licensee has requested an amendment to revise Davis-Besse TS 5.5.3 to provide operational flexibility by allowing an increase in the instantaneous concentrations of radioactive material released in liquid effluents and an increase in the instantaneous dose rates from radioactive material released in gaseous effluents. The licensee would continue to maintain the TS and regulatory VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:59 Jan 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 limitations on the overall level of effluent control at Davis-Besse, including limitations on the dose to a member of the public in an unrestricted area. Based on the environmental assessment, the NRC concludes that the proposed action will not have a significant effect on the quality of the human environment. Accordingly, the NRC has determined not to prepare an environmental impact statement for the proposed action. Dated: January 5, 2017. Brent J. Fields, Secretary. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 4th day of January 2017. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Blake A. Purnell, Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch III, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. Self-Regulatory Organizations; National Securities Clearing Corporation; Order Granting Approval of Proposed Rule Change To Accommodate Shorter Standard Settlement Cycle and Make Other Changes [FR Doc. 2017–00263 Filed 1–9–17; 8:45 am] January 4, 2017. BILLING CODE 7590–01–P On November 7, 2016, National Securities Clearing Corporation NSCC filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) proposed rule change SR–NSCC–2016–007, pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder.2 The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on November 25, 2016.3 The Commission did not receive any comment letters on the proposed rule change. For the reasons discussed below, the Commission is granting approval of the proposed rule change. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Public Law 94–409, that the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold a closed meeting on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. Commissioners, Counsel to the Commissioners, the Secretary to the Commission, and recording secretaries will attend the closed meeting. Certain staff members who have an interest in the matters also may be present. The General Counsel of the Commission, or her designee, has certified that, in her opinion, one or more of the exemptions set forth in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3), (5), (7), 9(B) and (10) and 17 CFR 200.402(a)(3), (a)(5), (a)(7), (a)(9)(ii) and (a)(10), permit consideration of the scheduled matter at the closed meeting. Commissioner Piwowar, as duty officer, voted to consider the items listed for the closed meeting in closed session. The subject matter of the closed meeting will be: Institution and settlement of injunctive actions; Institution and settlement of administrative proceedings; and Other matters relating to enforcement proceedings. At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in the scheduling of meeting items. For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have been added, deleted or postponed; please contact Brent J. Fields from the Office of the Secretary at (202) 551–5400. PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2017–00376 Filed 1–6–17; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–79734; File No. SR–NSCC– 2016–007] I. Description of the Proposed Rule Change The proposed rule change consists of amendments to NSCC’s Rules & Procedures (‘‘Rules’’) 4 in order to ensure, according to NSCC, that the Rules are consistent with the anticipated industry-wide move to a shorter standard settlement cycle for certain securities 5 from the third business day after the trade date (‘‘T+3’’) to the second business day after the trade date (‘‘T+2’’), as described below. However, NSCC would not implement 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 79356 (November 18, 2016), 81 FR 85299 (November 25, 2016) (SR–NSCC–2016–007); (‘‘Notice’’). 4 Capitalized terms not defined herein are defined in the Rules, available at http://dtcc.com/∼/media/ Files/Downloads/legal/rules/nscc_rules.pdf. 5 The financial services industry, in coordination with its regulators, is planning to shorten the standard settlement cycle for equities, corporate and municipal bonds, unit investment trusts and financial instruments comprised of the foregoing products traded on the secondary market from T+3 to T+2 (‘‘Shortened Settlement Cycle’’). See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 78962 (September 28, 2016), 81 FR 69240 (October 5, 2016) (S7–22–16) (Amendment to Securities Transaction Settlement Cycle). 2 17 E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 50-346; NRC-2010-0298]


FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company; Davis-Besse Nuclear Power 
Station, Unit No. 1

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 
issuance of an amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License No. NPF-
3 for the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit No. 1 (Davis-Besse), 
as requested by FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC, the 
licensee).

DATES: The environmental assessment (EA) referenced in this document is 
available on January 10, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2010-0298 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-2010-0298. 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

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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: Blake Purnell, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-1380; email: Blake.Purnell@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    The NRC is considering issuance of an amendment to Renewed Facility 
Operating License No. NPF-3, issued to FENOC, for Davis-Besse, located 
on the south-western shore of Lake Erie in Ottawa County, Ohio, 
approximately 21 miles east of Toledo, Ohio. The proposed amendment 
would revise Davis-Besse Technical Specification (TS) 5.5.3, 
``Radioactive Effluent Controls Program,'' to allow an increase in the 
instantaneous concentrations of radioactive material released in liquid 
effluents and an increase in the instantaneous dose rates from 
radioactive material released in gaseous effluents. The licensee would 
continue to maintain the same TS and regulatory limitations on the 
overall level of effluent control at Davis-Besse, including limitations 
on the dose to a member of the public in an unrestricted area. In 
accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as 
amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and section 51.21 of title 10 of the 
Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), the NRC performed an EA. Based on 
the results of the EA that follows, the NRC has concluded that the 
proposed action will have no significant environmental impact, and is 
issuing a finding of no significant impact.

II. Environmental Assessment

Description of the Proposed Action

    The proposed action would revise the radiological effluent controls 
program in Davis-Besse TS 5.5.3, specifically TS 5.5.3.b and TS 
5.5.3.g, to be consistent with TS 5.5.4.b and TS 5.5.4.g, respectively, 
in NUREG-1430, ``Standard Technical Specifications, Babcock and Wilcox 
Plants,'' Revision 4.0, published in April 2012 (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML12100A177). TS 5.5.4, ``Radiological Effluent Controls Program,'' of 
NUREG-1430, Revision 4.0, contains guidance on the standard format and 
content of the TSs for the implementation of certain 10 CFR 50.36a 
requirements applicable to Davis-Besse. In June 1999, the NRC approved 
Technical Specification Task Force (TSTF) Traveler TSTF-258, Revision 
4, ``Changes to Section 5.0, Administrative Controls'' (ADAMS Accession 
No. ML040620102), which included similar changes to the radioactive 
effluents control program to what the licensee has proposed. The 
changes in TSTF-258, Revision 4, were subsequently incorporated into 
NUREG-1430.
    Davis-Besse TS 5.5.3.b provides limitations on the instantaneous 
concentrations of radioactive material in liquid effluents released to 
unrestricted areas. Currently, the licensee may release liquid 
effluents with instantaneous radioactive material concentrations less 
than or equal to the average annual concentration values in 10 CFR part 
20, appendix B, Table 2, Column 2. The proposed change would allow the 
licensee to release liquid effluents with instantaneous radioactive 
material concentrations up to 10 times the annual average concentration 
values in 10 CFR part 20, appendix B, Table 2, Column 2. The current 
limits are equivalent to a dose rate limit of 50 millirem (mrem) per 
year (approximately 0.0057 mrem per hour). The revised limits are 
equivalent to a dose rate limit of 500 mrem per year (approximately 
0.057 mrem per hour).
    Davis-Besse TS 5.5.3.g provides limitations on the instantaneous 
dose rate resulting from radioactive material released in gaseous 
effluent from the site. The licensee proposes to change the 
instantaneous dose rate limits in TS 5.5.3.g such that they are no 
longer based on the average annual effluent concentrations in air that 
are tabulated in 10 CFR part 20, appendix B, Table 2, Column 1. The 
current limits correspond to a dose rate limit of 50 mrem 
(approximately 0.0057 mrem per hour) per year for inhalation of the 
gaseous effluent, or a dose rate limit of 100 mrem per year 
(approximately 0.011 mrem per hour) if submersion in the gaseous 
effluent (i.e., external dose) is more limiting.
    For noble gases, the revised Davis-Besse TS 5.5.3.g would allow an 
increase in the instantaneous whole body external dose rate limit to 
500 mrem per year (approximately 0.057 mrem per hour) and an increase 
in the instantaneous skin dose rate limit to 3000 mrem per year 
(approximately 0.34 mrem per hour). For iodine-131, iodine-133, 
tritium, and all radionuclides in particulate form with half-lives 
greater than 8 days, the revised Davis-Besse TS 5.5.3.g would establish 
an instantaneous organ dose rate limit of 1500 mrem per year 
(approximately 0.17 mrem per hour).
    The proposed action is in accordance with the licensee's 
application dated February 9, 2016 (ADAMS Accession No. ML16041A115).

Need for the Proposed Action

    The proposed action would provide the licensee with operational 
flexibility to temporarily increase the concentrations of radioactive 
material in gaseous and liquid effluents released from the site.

Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action

    The NRC has evaluated the proposed action and concludes that the 
proposed action will not significantly increase the probability or 
consequences of accidents. No changes are being made in the types of 
effluents that may be released offsite.
    The licensee would still be required by Davis-Besse TS 5.5.3 to 
monitor, sample, and analyze gaseous and liquid effluents, and to 
determine the cumulative and projected dose contributions from 
radioactive effluents for the current calendar quarter and current 
calendar year at least every 31 days. The licensee must continue to 
meet the criteria in 10 CFR part 50, appendix I, ``Numerical Guides for 
Design Objectives and Limiting Conditions for Operation to Meet the 
Criterion `As Low as is Reasonably Achievable' for Radioactive Material 
in Light-Water-Cooled Nuclear Power Reactor Effluents,'' which: (1) 
Limit the annual public dose from liquid effluents to 3 mrem to the 
total body and 10 mrem to any organ, (2) limit the annual air dose due 
to gaseous effluents to 10 millirad for gamma radiation and 20 millirad 
for beta radiation, and (3) limit annual organ doses to members of the 
public to 15 mrem for iodines and particulates. The regulations in 10 
CFR 20.1301 require the licensee to limit the dose to members of the 
public to 100 mrem total effective dose equivalent annually and 2 mrem 
in any 1 hour from external sources. The regulations in 40 CFR part 190 
require the licensee to limit the annual dose to a member of the public 
to 25 mrem whole body, 75 mrem thyroid, and 25 mrem to any other organ. 
As stated above, the revised TSs would limit dose rates from 
instantaneous releases to substantially less than 1 mrem per hour.
    Thus, the proposed action would allow an increase in the 
instantaneous concentrations of radioactive material released in liquid 
effluents and an increase in the instantaneous dose rates

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from radioactive material released in gaseous effluents, without 
allowing an increase in the dose limits to members of the public in 
unrestricted areas specified in 10 CFR 20.1301, Appendix I to 10 CFR 
part 50, and 40 CFR 190.
    With regard to potential non-radiological impacts, the proposed 
action does not have any foreseeable impacts to land, air quality, or 
water resources, including impacts to biota. In addition, there are 
also no known socioeconomic or environmental justice impacts or impacts 
to historic and cultural resources associated with the proposed action. 
Therefore, there are no significant non-radiological environmental 
impacts associated with the proposed action.
    Accordingly, the NRC 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 ``no-action'' alternative). 
Denial of the TS amendment request would result in no change in current 
environmental impacts. The environmental impacts of the proposed TS 
amendment request and the ``no action'' alternative are similar.

Alternative Use of Resources

    The action does not involve the use of any different resources than 
those previously considered in the ``Generic Environmental Impact 
Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants [NUREG-1437], 
Supplement 52, Regarding Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Final 
Report,'' Volumes 1 and 2, dated April 2015 (ADAMS Accession Nos. 
ML15112A098 and ML15113A187, respectively).

Agencies and Persons Consulted

    The staff did not enter into consultation with any other Federal 
agency or with the State of Ohio regarding the environmental impact of 
the proposed action.

III. Finding of No Significant Impact

    The licensee has requested an amendment to revise Davis-Besse TS 
5.5.3 to provide operational flexibility by allowing an increase in the 
instantaneous concentrations of radioactive material released in liquid 
effluents and an increase in the instantaneous dose rates from 
radioactive material released in gaseous effluents. The licensee would 
continue to maintain the TS and regulatory limitations on the overall 
level of effluent control at Davis-Besse, including limitations on the 
dose to a member of the public in an unrestricted area. Based on the 
environmental assessment, the NRC concludes that the proposed action 
will not have a significant effect on the quality of the human 
environment. Accordingly, the NRC has determined not to prepare an 
environmental impact statement for the proposed action.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 4th day of January 2017.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Blake A. Purnell,
Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch III, Division of Operating 
Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
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