Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on APR 1400; Notice of Meeting, 8441-8442 [2017-01685]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 25, 2017 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 10 CFR 50.12, and 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. ML16357A681. 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. ML16357A659 and ML16357A665, 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. ML16357A651 and ML16357A654, 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 VEGP 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 July 25, 2016, the licensee requested from the Commission an exemption to allow departures from Tier 1 information in the certified DCD incorporated by reference in 10 CFR part 52, appendix D, as part of license amendment request 16–012, ‘‘Automatic Depressurization System (ADS) Stage 2, 3, and 4 Valve Flow Area Changes and Clarifications.’’ For the reasons set forth in Section 3.1 of the NRC staff’s Safety Evaluation, which can be found in ADAMS under Accession No. ML16357A681, 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 F. the exemption will not result in a significant decrease in the level of safety otherwise provided by the design. 2. Accordingly, the licensee is granted an exemption from the certified DCD Tier 1 information, with corresponding VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:29 Jan 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 changes to Appendix C of the Facility Combined Licenses as described in the licensee’s request dated July 25, 2016. This exemption is related to, and necessary for, the granting of License Amendment No. 62, which is being issued concurrently with this exemption. 3. As explained in Section 5.0 of the NRC staff’s Safety Evaluation (ADAMS Accession No. ML16357A681), this exemption meets the eligibility criteria for categorical exclusion set forth in 10 CFR 51.22(c)(9). Therefore, pursuant to 10 CFR 51.22(b), no environmental impact statement or environmental assessment needs to be prepared in connection with the issuance of the exemption. 4. This exemption is effective as of the date of its issuance. III. License Amendment Request By letter dated July 25, 2016 (ADAMS Accession No. ML16207A340), the licensee requested that the NRC amend the COLs for VEGP, Units 3 and 4, COLs NPF–91 and NPF–92. The proposed amendment is described in Section I of this Federal Register notice. The Commission has determined for these amendments that the application complies with the standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the Commission’s rules and regulations. The Commission has made appropriate findings as required by the Act and the Commission’s rules and regulations in 10 CFR chapter I, which are set forth in the license amendment. A notice of consideration of issuance of amendment to facility operating license or COL, as applicable, proposed no significant hazards consideration determination, and opportunity for a hearing in connection with these actions, was published in the Federal Register on August 30, 2016 (81 FR 59659). No comments were received during the 30-day comment period. The Commission has determined that these amendments satisfy the criteria for categorical exclusion in accordance with 10 CFR 51.22. Therefore, pursuant to 10 CFR 51.22(b), no environmental impact statement or environmental assessment need be prepared for these amendments. IV. Conclusion Using the reasons set forth in the combined safety evaluation, the staff granted the exemption and issued the amendment that the licensee requested on dated July 25, 2016. The exemption and amendment were issued on December 29, 2016, as part of a PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8441 combined package to the licensee (ADAMS Accession No. ML16357A640). Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17th day of January 2017. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Jennifer Dixon-Herrity, Chief, Licensing Branch 4, Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors. [FR Doc. 2017–01695 Filed 1–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on APR 1400; Notice of Meeting The ACRS Subcommittee on APR 1400 will hold a meeting on February 8, 2017, Room T–2B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. The meeting will be open to public attendance with the exception of portions that may be closed to protect information that is proprietary pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4). The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows: Wednesday, February 8, 2017—8:30 a.m. Until 5:00 p.m. The Subcommittee will review topical reports related to the APR 1400 Design Control Document, Chapter 4, ‘‘Reactor.’’ The Subcommittee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with the NRC staff and other interested persons regarding this matter. The Subcommittee will gather information, analyze relevant issues and facts, and formulate proposed positions and actions, as appropriate, for deliberation by the Full Committee. Members of the public desiring to provide oral statements and/or written comments should notify the Designated Federal Official (DFO), Christopher Brown (Telephone 301–415–7111 or Email: Christopher.Brown@nrc.gov) five days prior to the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Thirty-five hard copies of each presentation or handout should be provided to the DFO thirty minutes before the meeting. In addition, one electronic copy of each presentation should be emailed to the DFO one day before the meeting. If an electronic copy cannot be provided within this timeframe, presenters should provide the DFO with a CD containing each presentation at least thirty minutes before the meeting. Electronic recordings will be permitted only during those portions of the meeting that are open to the public. Detailed procedures for the conduct of and E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1 8442 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 25, 2017 / Notices participation in ACRS meetings were published in the Federal Register on October 17, 2016, (81 FR 71543). Detailed meeting agendas and meeting transcripts are available on the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/readingrm/doc-collections/acrs. Information regarding topics to be discussed, changes to the agenda, whether the meeting has been canceled or rescheduled, and the time allotted to present oral statements can be obtained from the Web site cited above or by contacting the identified DFO. Moreover, in view of the possibility that the schedule for ACRS meetings may be adjusted by the Chairman as necessary to facilitate the conduct of the meeting, persons planning to attend should check with these references if such rescheduling would result in a major inconvenience. If attending this meeting, please enter through the One White Flint North building, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. After registering with Security, please contact Mr. Theron Brown (Telephone 240–888– 9835) to be escorted to the meeting room. Date: January 17, 2017. Mark L. Banks, Chief, Technical Support Branch, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2017–01685 Filed 1–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Friday, February 10, 2017, Conference Room T2–B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards Notice of Meeting mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES In accordance with the purposes of Sections 29 and 182b of the Atomic Energy Act (42 U.S.C. 2039, 2232b), the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) will hold a meeting on February 9–11, 2017, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. Thursday, February 9, 2017, Conference Room T2–B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 8:30 a.m.–8:35 a.m.: Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open)—The ACRS Chairman will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of the meeting. 8:35 a.m.–11:30 a.m.: Selected Chapters of the Safety Evaluation Reports (SERs) with Open Items Associated with the Advanced Power Reactor 1400 (APR 1400) Design Certification and Selected Topical Reports (Open/Closed)—The Committee VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:29 Jan 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power regarding selected chapters of the SER with Open Items associated with the APR 1400 Design Certification and selected topical reports. [NOTE: A portion of this session may be closed in order to discuss and protect information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4)] 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.: Draft Final Regulatory Guide 1.207, ‘‘Guidelines for Evaluating the Effects of Light-Water Reactor Coolant Environments and Fatigue Analyses of Metal Components’’ (Open)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the subject draft regulatory guide. 2:45 p.m.–4:15 p.m.: Generic Quality Assurance Lessons Learned—New Reactors (Open)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding generic quality assurance lessons learned in regard to new reactor activities. 4:15 p.m.–6:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)—The Committee will discuss proposed ACRS reports on matters discussed during this meeting. [NOTE: A portion of this session may be closed in order to discuss and protect information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4)] 8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.: Future ACRS Activities/Report of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee (Open/ Closed)—The Committee will discuss the recommendations of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee regarding items proposed for consideration by the Full Committee during future ACRS Meetings, and matters related to the conduct of ACRS business, including anticipated workload and member assignments. [NOTE: A portion of this meeting may be closed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(2) and (6) to discuss organizational and personnel matters that relate solely to internal personnel rules and practices of ACRS, and information the release of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.] 10:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.: Reconciliation of ACRS Comments and Recommendations (Open)—The Committee will discuss the responses from the NRC Executive Director for Operations to comments and PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 recommendations included in recent ACRS reports and letters. 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.: Re-evaluation of ACRS Research Review Process and Report (Open)—Member Rempe will hold a discussion on the above subject. Saturday, February 11, 2017, Conference Room T2–B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)—The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports discussed during this meeting. [NOTE: A portion of this session may be closed in order to discuss and protect information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4)] 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Miscellaneous (Open)—The Committee will continue its discussion related to the conduct of Committee activities and specific issues that were not completed during previous meetings. Procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACRS meetings were published in the Federal Register on October 17, 2016 (81 FR 71543). In accordance with those procedures, oral or written views may be presented by members of the public, including representatives of the nuclear industry. Persons desiring to make oral statements should notify Quynh Nguyen, Cognizant ACRS Staff (Telephone: 301–415–5844, Email: Quynh.Nguyen@nrc.gov), 5 days before the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made to allow necessary time during the meeting for such statements. In view of the possibility that the schedule for ACRS meetings may be adjusted by the Chairman as necessary to facilitate the conduct of the meeting, persons planning to attend should check with the Cognizant ACRS staff if such rescheduling would result in major inconvenience. Thirty-five hard copies of each presentation or handout should be provided 30 minutes before the meeting. In addition, one electronic copy of each presentation should be emailed to the Cognizant ACRS Staff one day before meeting. If an electronic copy cannot be provided within this timeframe, presenters should provide the Cognizant ACRS Staff with a CD containing each presentation at least 30 minutes before the meeting. In accordance with Subsection 10(d) of Public Law 92–463 and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c), certain portions of this meeting may be closed, as specifically noted above. Use of still, motion picture, and television cameras during the meeting may be limited to selected portions of the meeting as determined by the E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 15 (Wednesday, January 25, 2017)]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION


Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the 
ACRS Subcommittee on APR 1400; Notice of Meeting

    The ACRS Subcommittee on APR 1400 will hold a meeting on February 
8, 2017, Room T-2B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland.
    The meeting will be open to public attendance with the exception of 
portions that may be closed to protect information that is proprietary 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4). The agenda for the subject meeting 
shall be as follows:

Wednesday, February 8, 2017--8:30 a.m. Until 5:00 p.m.

    The Subcommittee will review topical reports related to the APR 
1400 Design Control Document, Chapter 4, ``Reactor.'' The Subcommittee 
will hear presentations by and hold discussions with the NRC staff and 
other interested persons regarding this matter. The Subcommittee will 
gather information, analyze relevant issues and facts, and formulate 
proposed positions and actions, as appropriate, for deliberation by the 
Full Committee.
    Members of the public desiring to provide oral statements and/or 
written comments should notify the Designated Federal Official (DFO), 
Christopher Brown (Telephone 301-415-7111 or Email: 
Christopher.Brown@nrc.gov) five days prior to the meeting, if possible, 
so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Thirty-five hard copies 
of each presentation or handout should be provided to the DFO thirty 
minutes before the meeting. In addition, one electronic copy of each 
presentation should be emailed to the DFO one day before the meeting. 
If an electronic copy cannot be provided within this timeframe, 
presenters should provide the DFO with a CD containing each 
presentation at least thirty minutes before the meeting. Electronic 
recordings will be permitted only during those portions of the meeting 
that are open to the public. Detailed procedures for the conduct of and

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participation in ACRS meetings were published in the Federal Register 
on October 17, 2016, (81 FR 71543).
    Detailed meeting agendas and meeting transcripts are available on 
the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/acrs. 
Information regarding topics to be discussed, changes to the agenda, 
whether the meeting has been canceled or rescheduled, and the time 
allotted to present oral statements can be obtained from the Web site 
cited above or by contacting the identified DFO. Moreover, in view of 
the possibility that the schedule for ACRS meetings may be adjusted by 
the Chairman as necessary to facilitate the conduct of the meeting, 
persons planning to attend should check with these references if such 
rescheduling would result in a major inconvenience.
    If attending this meeting, please enter through the One White Flint 
North building, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. After 
registering with Security, please contact Mr. Theron Brown (Telephone 
240-888-9835) to be escorted to the meeting room.

    Date: January 17, 2017.
Mark L. Banks,
Chief, Technical Support Branch, Advisory Committee on Reactor 
Safeguards.
[FR Doc. 2017-01685 Filed 1-24-17; 8:45 am]
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