Dominion Virginia Power, North Anna Unit 3, 8864-8865 [2017-02017]

Download as PDF 8864 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 19 / Tuesday, January 31, 2017 / Notices point of contact for this meeting is Kathy Jacquart, kjacquar@nsf.gov. Chris Blair, Executive Assistant to the NSB Office. [FR Doc. 2017–02096 Filed 1–27–17; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 52–017; NRC–2008–0066] Dominion Virginia Power, North Anna Unit 3 Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Combined license application; hearing. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will convene an evidentiary session to receive testimony and exhibits in the uncontested portion of this proceeding regarding the application of Virginia Electric and Power Company, doing business as Dominion Virginia Power and Old Dominion Electric Power Company (Dominion) for a combined license (COL) to construct and operate an additional unit (Unit 3) at the North Anna site in Louisa County, Virginia. This mandatory hearing will concern safety and environmental matters relating to the requested COL. DATES: The hearing will be held on March 23, 2017, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. For the schedule for submitting pre-filed documents and deadlines affecting Interested Government Participants, see Section V of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID 52–017 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: NRC’s Electronic Hearing Docket: You may obtain publicly available documents related to this hearing online at http://www.nrc.gov/ about-nrc/regulatory/adjudicatory.html. • 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 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Jan 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 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: Denise McGovern, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, telephone: 301–415–0681; email: Denise.McGovern@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Commission hereby gives notice that, pursuant to Section 189a of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), it will convene an evidentiary session to receive testimony and exhibits in the uncontested portion of this proceeding regarding Dominion’s November 26, 2007, application for a COL under part 52 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), to construct and operate an additional unit (Unit 3) at the North Anna site in Louisa County, Virginia (http://www.nrc.gov/ reactors/new-reactors/col/northanna.html). This mandatory hearing will concern safety and environmental matters relating to the requested COL, as more fully described below. Participants in the hearing are not to address any contested issues in their written filings or oral presentations. II. Evidentiary Uncontested Hearing The Commission will conduct this hearing beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on March 23, 2017, at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The hearing on these issues will continue on subsequent days, if necessary. III. Presiding Officer The Commission is the presiding officer for this proceeding. IV. Matters To Be Considered The matter at issue in this proceeding is whether the review of the application by the Commission’s staff has been adequate to support the findings found in 10 CFR 52.97 and 10 CFR 51.107. Those findings that must be made for a COL are as follows: Issues Pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as Amended The Commission will determine whether (1) the applicable standards PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and requirements of the Act and the Commission’s regulations have been met; (2) any required notifications to other agencies or bodies have been duly made; (3) there is reasonable assurance that the facility will be constructed and will operate in conformity with the license, the provisions of the Act, and the Commission’s regulations; (4) the applicant is technically and financially qualified to engage in the activities authorized; and (5) issuance of the license will not be inimical to the common defense and security or the health and safety of the public. Issues Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as Amended The Commission will (1) determine whether the requirements of Sections 102(2)(A), (C), and (E) of NEPA and the applicable regulations in 10 CFR part 51 have been met; (2) independently consider the final balance among conflicting factors contained in the record of the proceeding with a view to determining the appropriate action to be taken; (3) determine, after weighing the environmental, economic, technical, and other benefits against environmental and other costs, and considering reasonable alternatives, whether the combined license should be issued, denied, or appropriately conditioned to protect environmental values; and (4) determine whether the NEPA review conducted by the NRC staff has been adequate. V. Schedule for Submittal of Pre-Filed Documents No later than March 2, 2017, unless the Commission directs otherwise, the NRC staff and the applicant shall submit a list of its anticipated witnesses for the hearing. No later than March 2, 2017, unless the Commission directs otherwise, the applicant shall submit its pre-filed written testimony. The NRC staff previously submitted its testimony on January 18, 2017. The Commission may issue written questions to the applicant or the NRC staff before the hearing. If such questions are issued, an order containing such questions will be issued no later than February 17, 2017. Responses to such questions are due March 2, 2017, unless the Commission directs otherwise. VI. Interested Government Participants No later than February 15, 2017, any interested State, local government body, or affected, Federally-recognized Indian Tribe may file with the Commission a statement of any issues or questions to E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 19 / Tuesday, January 31, 2017 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES which the State, local government body, or Indian Tribe wishes the Commission to give particular attention as part of the uncontested hearing process. Such statement may be accompanied by any supporting documentation that the State, local government body, or Indian Tribe sees fit to provide. Any statements and supporting documentation (if any) received by the Commission using the agency’s E-filing system 1 by the deadline indicated above will be made part of the record of the proceeding. The Commission will use such statements and documents as appropriate to inform its pre-hearing questions to the NRC staff and applicant, its inquiries at the oral hearing and its decision following the hearing. The Commission may also request, prior to March 9, 2017, that one or more particular States, local government bodies, or Indian Tribes send one representative each to the evidentiary hearing to answer Commission questions and/or make a statement for the purpose of assisting the Commission’s exploration of one or more of the issues raised by the State, local government body, or Indian Tribe in the pre-hearing filings described above. The decision of whether to request the presence of a representative of a State, local government body, or Indian Tribe at the evidentiary hearing to make a statement and/or answer Commission questions is solely at the Commission’s discretion. The Commission’s request will specify the issue or issues that the representative should be prepared to address. States, local governments, or Indian Tribes should be aware that this evidentiary hearing is separate and distinct from the NRC’s contested hearing process. Issues within the scope of contentions that have been admitted or contested issues pending before the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board or the Commission in a contested proceeding for a COL application are outside the scope of the uncontested proceeding for that COL application. In addition, although States, local governments, or Indian Tribes participating as described above may take any position they wish, or no position at all, with respect to issues 1 The process for accessing and using the agency’s E-filing system is described in the March 10, 2008, notice of hearing that was issued by the Commission for this proceeding. See Dominion Virginia Power; Notice of Hearing and Opportunity To Petition for Leave To Intervene on a Combined License for North Anna Unit 3 (73 FR 12760). Participants who are unable to use the electronic information exchange (EIE), or who will have difficulty complying with EIE requirements in the time frame provided for submission of written statements, may provide their statements by electronic mail to hearingdocket@nrc.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Jan 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 regarding the COL application or the NRC staff’s associated environmental review that do fall within the scope of the uncontested proceeding (i.e., issues that are not within the scope of admitted contentions or pending contested issues), they should be aware that many of the procedures and rights applicable to the NRC’s contested hearing process due to the inherently adversarial nature of such proceedings are not available with respect to this uncontested hearing. Participation in the NRC’s contested hearing process is governed by 10 CFR 2.309 (for persons or entities, including States, local governments, or Indian Tribes, seeking to file contentions of their own) and 10 CFR 2.315(c) (for interested States, local governments, and Indian Tribes seeking to participate with respect to contentions filed by others). Participation in this uncontested hearing does not affect the right of a State, local government, or Indian Tribe to participate in the separate contested hearing process. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 25th day of January, 2017. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Annette L. Vietti-Cook, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–02017 Filed 1–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2017–0009] Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Biweekly notice. AGENCY: 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8865 This biweekly notice includes all notices of amendments issued, or proposed to be issued, from December 31, 2016, to January 17, 2017. The last biweekly notice was published on January 17, 2017. DATES: Comments must be filed by March 2, 2017. A request for a hearing must be filed by April 3, 2017. 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–2017–0009. 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. • 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: Lynn Ronewicz, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415– 1927, email: Lynn.Ronewicz@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2017– 0009, facility name, unit number(s), plant docket number, application date, and subject, 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–2017–0009. • 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 E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 52-017; NRC-2008-0066]


Dominion Virginia Power, North Anna Unit 3

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Combined license application; hearing.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will convene an 
evidentiary session to receive testimony and exhibits in the 
uncontested portion of this proceeding regarding the application of 
Virginia Electric and Power Company, doing business as Dominion 
Virginia Power and Old Dominion Electric Power Company (Dominion) for a 
combined license (COL) to construct and operate an additional unit 
(Unit 3) at the North Anna site in Louisa County, Virginia. This 
mandatory hearing will concern safety and environmental matters 
relating to the requested COL.

DATES: The hearing will be held on March 23, 2017, beginning at 9:00 
a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. For the schedule for submitting pre-filed 
documents and deadlines affecting Interested Government Participants, 
see Section V of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this 
document.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID 52-017 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: NRC's Electronic Hearing Docket: You may 
obtain publicly available documents related to this hearing online at 
http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/regulatory/adjudicatory.html.
     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 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: Denise McGovern, Office of the 
Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001, telephone: 301-415-0681; email: Denise.McGovern@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The Commission hereby gives notice that, pursuant to Section 189a 
of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), it will convene 
an evidentiary session to receive testimony and exhibits in the 
uncontested portion of this proceeding regarding Dominion's November 
26, 2007, application for a COL under part 52 of title 10 of the Code 
of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), to construct and operate an additional 
unit (Unit 3) at the North Anna site in Louisa County, Virginia (http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/col/north-anna.html). This mandatory 
hearing will concern safety and environmental matters relating to the 
requested COL, as more fully described below. Participants in the 
hearing are not to address any contested issues in their written 
filings or oral presentations.

II. Evidentiary Uncontested Hearing

    The Commission will conduct this hearing beginning at 9:00 a.m. 
Eastern Daylight Time on March 23, 2017, at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, 
Maryland 20852. The hearing on these issues will continue on subsequent 
days, if necessary.

III. Presiding Officer

    The Commission is the presiding officer for this proceeding.

IV. Matters To Be Considered

    The matter at issue in this proceeding is whether the review of the 
application by the Commission's staff has been adequate to support the 
findings found in 10 CFR 52.97 and 10 CFR 51.107. Those findings that 
must be made for a COL are as follows:

Issues Pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as Amended

    The Commission will determine whether (1) the applicable standards 
and requirements of the Act and the Commission's regulations have been 
met; (2) any required notifications to other agencies or bodies have 
been duly made; (3) there is reasonable assurance that the facility 
will be constructed and will operate in conformity with the license, 
the provisions of the Act, and the Commission's regulations; (4) the 
applicant is technically and financially qualified to engage in the 
activities authorized; and (5) issuance of the license will not be 
inimical to the common defense and security or the health and safety of 
the public.

Issues Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 
1969, as Amended

    The Commission will (1) determine whether the requirements of 
Sections 102(2)(A), (C), and (E) of NEPA and the applicable regulations 
in 10 CFR part 51 have been met; (2) independently consider the final 
balance among conflicting factors contained in the record of the 
proceeding with a view to determining the appropriate action to be 
taken; (3) determine, after weighing the environmental, economic, 
technical, and other benefits against environmental and other costs, 
and considering reasonable alternatives, whether the combined license 
should be issued, denied, or appropriately conditioned to protect 
environmental values; and (4) determine whether the NEPA review 
conducted by the NRC staff has been adequate.

V. Schedule for Submittal of Pre-Filed Documents

    No later than March 2, 2017, unless the Commission directs 
otherwise, the NRC staff and the applicant shall submit a list of its 
anticipated witnesses for the hearing.
    No later than March 2, 2017, unless the Commission directs 
otherwise, the applicant shall submit its pre-filed written testimony. 
The NRC staff previously submitted its testimony on January 18, 2017.
    The Commission may issue written questions to the applicant or the 
NRC staff before the hearing. If such questions are issued, an order 
containing such questions will be issued no later than February 17, 
2017. Responses to such questions are due March 2, 2017, unless the 
Commission directs otherwise.

VI. Interested Government Participants

    No later than February 15, 2017, any interested State, local 
government body, or affected, Federally-recognized Indian Tribe may 
file with the Commission a statement of any issues or questions to

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which the State, local government body, or Indian Tribe wishes the 
Commission to give particular attention as part of the uncontested 
hearing process. Such statement may be accompanied by any supporting 
documentation that the State, local government body, or Indian Tribe 
sees fit to provide. Any statements and supporting documentation (if 
any) received by the Commission using the agency's E-filing system \1\ 
by the deadline indicated above will be made part of the record of the 
proceeding. The Commission will use such statements and documents as 
appropriate to inform its pre-hearing questions to the NRC staff and 
applicant, its inquiries at the oral hearing and its decision following 
the hearing. The Commission may also request, prior to March 9, 2017, 
that one or more particular States, local government bodies, or Indian 
Tribes send one representative each to the evidentiary hearing to 
answer Commission questions and/or make a statement for the purpose of 
assisting the Commission's exploration of one or more of the issues 
raised by the State, local government body, or Indian Tribe in the pre-
hearing filings described above. The decision of whether to request the 
presence of a representative of a State, local government body, or 
Indian Tribe at the evidentiary hearing to make a statement and/or 
answer Commission questions is solely at the Commission's discretion. 
The Commission's request will specify the issue or issues that the 
representative should be prepared to address.
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    \1\ The process for accessing and using the agency's E-filing 
system is described in the March 10, 2008, notice of hearing that 
was issued by the Commission for this proceeding. See Dominion 
Virginia Power; Notice of Hearing and Opportunity To Petition for 
Leave To Intervene on a Combined License for North Anna Unit 3 (73 
FR 12760). Participants who are unable to use the electronic 
information exchange (EIE), or who will have difficulty complying 
with EIE requirements in the time frame provided for submission of 
written statements, may provide their statements by electronic mail 
to hearingdocket@nrc.gov.
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    States, local governments, or Indian Tribes should be aware that 
this evidentiary hearing is separate and distinct from the NRC's 
contested hearing process. Issues within the scope of contentions that 
have been admitted or contested issues pending before the Atomic Safety 
and Licensing Board or the Commission in a contested proceeding for a 
COL application are outside the scope of the uncontested proceeding for 
that COL application. In addition, although States, local governments, 
or Indian Tribes participating as described above may take any position 
they wish, or no position at all, with respect to issues regarding the 
COL application or the NRC staff's associated environmental review that 
do fall within the scope of the uncontested proceeding (i.e., issues 
that are not within the scope of admitted contentions or pending 
contested issues), they should be aware that many of the procedures and 
rights applicable to the NRC's contested hearing process due to the 
inherently adversarial nature of such proceedings are not available 
with respect to this uncontested hearing. Participation in the NRC's 
contested hearing process is governed by 10 CFR 2.309 (for persons or 
entities, including States, local governments, or Indian Tribes, 
seeking to file contentions of their own) and 10 CFR 2.315(c) (for 
interested States, local governments, and Indian Tribes seeking to 
participate with respect to contentions filed by others). Participation 
in this uncontested hearing does not affect the right of a State, local 
government, or Indian Tribe to participate in the separate contested 
hearing process.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 25th day of January, 2017.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Annette L. Vietti-Cook,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2017-02017 Filed 1-30-17; 8:45 am]
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