South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, South Carolina Public Service Authority; Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3, Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria, 34990-34991 [2017-15753]

Download as PDF 34990 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 143 / Thursday, July 27, 2017 / Notices three primary drivers of the Share Insurance Fund’s performance. • A 4 basis point decline in the value of the Share Insurance Fund’s claim on the corporate credit union asset management estates. • A 2 basis point decline in the equity ratio expected to occur prior to when the remaining NGNs begin to mature in 2020 and remaining exposure to the Legacy Assets can begin to be reduced. This helps ensure the 4 basis points of additional equity to account for the potential decline in value of the claims on the asset management estates is maintained in the Share Insurance Fund until Legacy Assets can be sold.52 Therefore, the Board proposes to set the normal operating level at 1.39 percent. Based on the yearend equity ratio projections of 1.45 percent to 1.47 percent from Table 3, this would result in an estimated initial Share Insurance Fund distribution of 6 to 8 basis points (approximately $600 to $800 million) paid in 2018.53 mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Policy for Setting the Normal Operating Level The Board retains the authority to reassess and set the normal operating level periodically, in particular when there are changes in the risks to the Share Insurance Fund’s equity ratio, such as maturity of the NGNs. Based on the approach discussed above, the Board proposes to replace its current policy for setting the normal operating level with the following.54 Periodically, NCUA will review the equity needs of the Share Insurance Fund and provide this analysis to stakeholders. Board action is only necessary when this review determines that a change in the normal operating level is warranted. Any change to the normal operating level of more than 1 basis point shall be made only after a public announcement of the proposed 52 The Board must consider retaining this equity now, because as the equity ratio declines, the Board would be unable to replenish the equity through premium assessments as long as the equity ratio remains above 1.30 percent, per the Act. 12 U.S.C. 1782(c)(2)(B). 53 The 4 basis points of equity included for covering losses on the Share Insurance Fund’s claims against the corporate asset management estates, along with any recognition permitted on the outstanding balance of the $1 billion U.S. Central capital note (an estimated range of 2 to 5 basis points of equity), may be available for a future Share Insurance Fund distribution—provided it is not consumed by an increase in future legacy asset losses from an economic downturn or other losses and factors affecting the equity ratio. Future distributions also depend on any subsequent changes the Board might make to the normal operating level. 54 The current policy was approved at the December 3, 2007 NCUA Board meeting open to the public. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:17 Jul 26, 2017 Jkt 241001 adjustment and opportunity for comment. In soliciting comment, NCUA will issue a report including data supporting the proposal. The Board’s main objectives in setting the normal operating level are to: • Retain public confidence in federal share insurance, • Prevent impairment of the one percent contributed capital deposit, and • Ensure the Share Insurance Fund can withstand a moderate recession without the equity ratio declining below 1.20 percent over a five-year period. V. Request for Comment The Board seeks comments on the proposed closure of the Stabilization Fund in 2017 and the related approach for setting the normal operating level of the Share Insurance Fund. Commenters are also encouraged to discuss any other relevant issues they believe the Board should consider with respect to this matter. In particular, the Board is interested in comments on whether to: • Close the Stabilization Fund in 2017, close it at some future date, or wait until it is currently scheduled to close in 2021. • Set the normal operating level based on the Share Insurance Fund’s ability to withstand a moderate recession. Or, should the Share Insurance Fund be able to withstand a severe recession. • Base the approach to setting the normal operating level on preventing the equity ratio from declining below 1.20 percent, or some other higher minimum level. Commenters are encouraged to provide the specific basis for their comments and, to the extent feasible, documentation to support any recommendations. By the National Credit Union Administration Board on July 20, 2017. Gerard S. Poliquin, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2017–15686 Filed 7–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7535–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 52–027 and 52–028; NRC– 2008–0441] South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, South Carolina Public Service Authority; Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3, Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria Nuclear Regulatory Commission. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Determination of the successful completion of inspections, tests, and analyses. ACTION: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has determined that the inspections, tests, and analyses have been successfully completed, and that the specified acceptance criteria are met for the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station (VCSNS), Units 2 and 3. DATES: The determination of the successful completion of inspections, tests, and analyses for VCSNS Units 2 and 3 is effective July 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2008–0441 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–2008–0441. 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: Billy Gleaves, Office of New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–5848; email: Bill.Gleaves@ nrc.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Licensee Notification of Completion of ITAAC South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G), on behalf of itself and the South Carolina Public Service E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 143 / Thursday, July 27, 2017 / Notices Authority, (both hereafter called the licensee) has submitted inspections, tests, analyses, and acceptance criteria (ITAAC) closure notifications (ICNs) under § 52.99(c)(1) of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), informing the NRC that the licensee has successfully performed the required inspections, tests, and analyses, and that the acceptance criteria are met for: VCSNS, Unit 2 ITAAC 2.1.02.08d.vii (38), 2.2.01.06d.i (105), 2.5.02.07b (535), 2.5.02.07e (538), 3.2.00.01a (739), 3.2.00.01b (740), and 3.2.00.01c.i (741) VCSNS, Unit 3 ITAAC 2.2.01.06d.i (105), 2.5.02.07b (535), 2.5.02.07e (538), 3.2.00.01a (739), 3.2.00.01b (740), and 3.2.00.01c.i (741) The ITAAC for VCSNS, Unit 2 are in Appendix C of the VCSNS, Unit 2 combined license (ADAMS Accession No. ML14100A092). The ITAAC for VCSNS, Unit 3 are in Appendix C of VCSNS, Unit 3 combined license (ADAMS Accession No. ML14100A101). mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES II. NRC Staff Determination of Completion of ITAAC The NRC staff has determined that the specified inspections, tests, and analyses have been successfully completed, and that the specified acceptance criteria are met. The documentation of the NRC staff’s determination is in the ITAAC Closure Verification Evaluation Form (VEF) for each ITAAC. The VEF is a form that represents the NRC staff’s structured process for reviewing ICNs. Each ICN presents a narrative description of how the ITAAC was completed. The NRC’s ICN review process involves a determination on whether, among other things: (1) Each ICN provides sufficient information, including a summary of the methodology used to perform the ITAAC, to demonstrate that the inspections, tests, and analyses have been successfully completed; (2) each ICN provides sufficient information to demonstrate that the acceptance criteria of the ITAAC are met; and (3) any NRC inspections for the ITAAC have been completed and any ITAAC findings associated with that ITAAC have been closed. The NRC staff’s determination of the successful completion of these ITAAC is based on information available at this time and is subject to the licensee’s ability to maintain the condition that the acceptance criteria are met. If the NRC staff receives new information that suggests the NRC staff’s determination on any of these ITAAC is incorrect, then the NRC staff will determine whether to VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:17 Jul 26, 2017 Jkt 241001 reopen that ITAAC (including withdrawing the NRC staff’s determination on that ITAAC). The NRC staff’s determination will be used to support a subsequent finding, pursuant to 10 CFR 52.103(g), at the end of construction that all acceptance criteria in the combined license are met. The ITAAC closure process is not finalized for these ITAAC until the NRC makes an affirmative finding under 10 CFR 52.103(g). Any future updates to the status of these ITAAC will be reflected on the NRC’s Web site at http:// www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/ oversight/itaac.html. This notice fulfills the NRC staff’s obligations under 10 CFR 52.99(e)(1) to publish a notice in the Federal Register of the NRC staff’s determination of the successful completion of inspections, tests and analyses. Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station Unit 2, Docket No. 5200027 A complete list of the review status for VCSNS, Unit 2 ITAAC, including the submission date and ADAMS Accession Number for each ICN received, the ADAMS Accession Number for each VEF, and the ADAMS Accession Numbers for the inspection reports associated with these specific ITAAC, can be found on the NRC’s Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/newreactors/new-licensing-files/sum2icnsr.pdf. Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station Unit 3, Docket No. 5200028 A complete list of the review status for VCSNS, Unit 3 ITAAC, including the submission date and ADAMS Accession Number for each ICN received, the ADAMS Accession Number for each VEF, and the ADAMS Accession Numbers for the inspection reports associated with these specific ITAAC, can be found on the NRC’s Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/newreactors/new-licensing-files/sum3icnsr.pdf. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 18th day of July 2017. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Jennifer Dixon-Herrity, Chief, Licensing Branch 4, Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors. [FR Doc. 2017–15753 Filed 7–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34991 NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–413 and 50–414; NRC– 2017–0104] Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC; Catawba Nuclear Station, 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 Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (Duke Energy) to withdraw its application dated December 15, 2016, for proposed amendments to Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. NPF–35 and NPF–52. In that submitted, Duke Energy proposed to adopt multiple Technical Specifications Task Force (TSTF) Travelers that would have modified Technical Specification (TS) 3.4.12, ‘‘Low Temperature Overpressure Protection (LTOP) System,’’ to increase the time allowed for swapping charging pumps to one hour. The portion related to TSTF–285–A, Revision 1, ‘‘Charging Pump Swap LTOP Allowance,’’ is being withdrawn. DATES: July 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2017–0104 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–2017–0104. 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 52-027 and 52-028; NRC-2008-0441]


South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, South Carolina Public 
Service Authority; Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3, 
Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Determination of the successful completion of inspections, 
tests, and analyses.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has determined 
that the inspections, tests, and analyses have been successfully 
completed, and that the specified acceptance criteria are met for the 
Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station (VCSNS), Units 2 and 3.

DATES: The determination of the successful completion of inspections, 
tests, and analyses for VCSNS Units 2 and 3 is effective July 27, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2008-0441 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-2008-0441. 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: Billy Gleaves, Office of New Reactors, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; 
telephone: 301-415-5848; email: Bill.Gleaves@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Licensee Notification of Completion of ITAAC

    South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G), on behalf of itself and the 
South Carolina Public Service

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Authority, (both hereafter called the licensee) has submitted 
inspections, tests, analyses, and acceptance criteria (ITAAC) closure 
notifications (ICNs) under Sec.  52.99(c)(1) of title 10 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (10 CFR), informing the NRC that the licensee has 
successfully performed the required inspections, tests, and analyses, 
and that the acceptance criteria are met for:

VCSNS, Unit 2 ITAAC
    2.1.02.08d.vii (38), 2.2.01.06d.i (105), 2.5.02.07b (535), 
2.5.02.07e (538), 3.2.00.01a (739), 3.2.00.01b (740), and 3.2.00.01c.i 
(741)
VCSNS, Unit 3 ITAAC
    2.2.01.06d.i (105), 2.5.02.07b (535), 2.5.02.07e (538), 3.2.00.01a 
(739), 3.2.00.01b (740), and 3.2.00.01c.i (741)

    The ITAAC for VCSNS, Unit 2 are in Appendix C of the VCSNS, Unit 2 
combined license (ADAMS Accession No. ML14100A092). The ITAAC for 
VCSNS, Unit 3 are in Appendix C of VCSNS, Unit 3 combined license 
(ADAMS Accession No. ML14100A101).

II. NRC Staff Determination of Completion of ITAAC

    The NRC staff has determined that the specified inspections, tests, 
and analyses have been successfully completed, and that the specified 
acceptance criteria are met. The documentation of the NRC staff's 
determination is in the ITAAC Closure Verification Evaluation Form 
(VEF) for each ITAAC. The VEF is a form that represents the NRC staff's 
structured process for reviewing ICNs. Each ICN presents a narrative 
description of how the ITAAC was completed. The NRC's ICN review 
process involves a determination on whether, among other things: (1) 
Each ICN provides sufficient information, including a summary of the 
methodology used to perform the ITAAC, to demonstrate that the 
inspections, tests, and analyses have been successfully completed; (2) 
each ICN provides sufficient information to demonstrate that the 
acceptance criteria of the ITAAC are met; and (3) any NRC inspections 
for the ITAAC have been completed and any ITAAC findings associated 
with that ITAAC have been closed.
    The NRC staff's determination of the successful completion of these 
ITAAC is based on information available at this time and is subject to 
the licensee's ability to maintain the condition that the acceptance 
criteria are met. If the NRC staff receives new information that 
suggests the NRC staff's determination on any of these ITAAC is 
incorrect, then the NRC staff will determine whether to reopen that 
ITAAC (including withdrawing the NRC staff's determination on that 
ITAAC). The NRC staff's determination will be used to support a 
subsequent finding, pursuant to 10 CFR 52.103(g), at the end of 
construction that all acceptance criteria in the combined license are 
met. The ITAAC closure process is not finalized for these ITAAC until 
the NRC makes an affirmative finding under 10 CFR 52.103(g). Any future 
updates to the status of these ITAAC will be reflected on the NRC's Web 
site at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/oversight/itaac.html.
    This notice fulfills the NRC staff's obligations under 10 CFR 
52.99(e)(1) to publish a notice in the Federal Register of the NRC 
staff's determination of the successful completion of inspections, 
tests and analyses.

Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station Unit 2, Docket No. 5200027

    A complete list of the review status for VCSNS, Unit 2 ITAAC, 
including the submission date and ADAMS Accession Number for each ICN 
received, the ADAMS Accession Number for each VEF, and the ADAMS 
Accession Numbers for the inspection reports associated with these 
specific ITAAC, can be found on the NRC's Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/new-licensing-files/sum2-icnsr.pdf.

Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station Unit 3, Docket No. 5200028

    A complete list of the review status for VCSNS, Unit 3 ITAAC, 
including the submission date and ADAMS Accession Number for each ICN 
received, the ADAMS Accession Number for each VEF, and the ADAMS 
Accession Numbers for the inspection reports associated with these 
specific ITAAC, can be found on the NRC's Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/new-licensing-files/sum3-icnsr.pdf.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 18th day of July 2017.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Jennifer Dixon-Herrity,
Chief, Licensing Branch 4, Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of 
New Reactors.
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