Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4, Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria, 55658-55659 [2017-25298]

Download as PDF 55658 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 22, 2017 / Notices 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The ISG, ‘‘Clarification of Licensee Actions in Receipt of Enforcement Discretion Memorandum 15–002, ‘‘Enforcement Discretion for Tornado-Generated Missile Protection Noncompliance,’’ Revision 1, is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML17128A344. Enforcement Guidance Memorandum, EGM 15–002, ‘‘Enforcement Discretion for Tornado-Generated Missile Protection Noncompliance,’’ Revision 1 is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML16355A286. • 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: James Hickey, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington DC 20555– 0001; telephone: 301–415–2180, email: James.Hickey@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NRC published a Federal Register notice requesting public comment on this interim staff guidance (ISG) on February 23, 2017 (82 FR 11483). The agency received five total comments. The NRC considered the comments, which resulted in no changes to the ISG. The evaluation of these comments is discussed in the last appendix of the ISG. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES I. Background The Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR), Division of Risk Analysis (DRA) completed a generic bounding risk analysis (ADAMS Accession No. ML14114A556) that concluded that the issues associated with the inoperability of a Structure, System, or Component due to a tornadogenerated missile are likely to be of low risk significance, and do not require immediate plant shutdown. Based on the conclusions of the NRR/DRA analysis, the staff issued EGM 15–002, dated June 10, 2015. In its implementation of EGM 15–002, the NRC staff found that additional refinements are needed to address reportability, enforcement of long standing design issues, and the duration of the enforcement discretion resulting from all the non-conforming conditions being assessed together. As a result, the staff issued EGM 15–002, Revision 1, dated February 7, 2017. This revised ISG adds additional information for inspection and review staff to support implementation of the changes made in EGM 15–002, Revision 1. This revised ISG provides an VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 Nov 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 approach to extending the discretion. The revisions to this ISG also revise provisions concerning reportability requirements under § 50.72 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), discusses enforcement discretion for long-term design non conformances, and reinforces the need for licensees to follow the corrective action program when dispositioning the impact of identified tornado missile nonconformances on operability. This revised ISG will expire with the expiration of EGM 15–002, Revision 1. II. Backfit Discussion Issuance of this ISG in final form does not constitute backfitting as defined in 10 CFR 50.109 (the Backfit Rule). As discussed in the ‘‘Backfitting’’ section of DSS–ISG- 2016–001, Revision 1, this ISG contains guidance for the NRC staff for implementing EGM–15–002. This ISG does not constitute backfitting as defined in the Backfit Rule and is not otherwise inconsistent with the issue finality provisions in 10 CFR part 52, and the NRC staff did not prepare a backfit analysis. This because this ISG requires no response by licensees, and concerns only NRC staff implementation of enforcement discretion pursuant to EGM–15–002. III. Congressional Review Act This ISG is a rule as defined in the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801–808). However, the Office of Management and Budget has not found it to be a major rule as defined in the Congressional Review Act. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 16th day of November, 2017. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Alexander H. Schwab, Project Manager, ROP Support and Generic Communications Branch, Division of Inspection and Regional Support, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2017–25271 Filed 11–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 52–025 and 52–026; NRC– 2008–0252] Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4, Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Determination of the successful completion of inspections, tests, and analyses. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff has determined that the inspections, tests, and analyses have been successfully completed, and that the specified acceptance criteria are met for the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP), Units 3 and 4. DATES: The applicable date for determining successful completion of inspections, tests, and analyses for VEGP Units 3 and 4 is November 22, 2017. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2008–0252 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may obtain publicly-available information related to this document using any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2008–0252. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–415–3463; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • 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: Chandu Patel, Office of New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–3025; email: Chandu.Patel@ nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Licensee Notification of Completion of ITAAC Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc. (SNC), Georgia Power Company, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, MEAG Power SPVM, LLC., MEAG Power SPVJ, LLC., MEAG Power SPVP, LLC., and the City of Dalton, E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 22, 2017 / Notices Georgia, (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: VEGP Unit 3 ITAAC 2.1.02.08a.i (28), 2.1.02.08d.iii (34), 2.2.04.08a.i (235), 2.2.04.08a.ii (236), 2.5.01.03d (514), 2.5.02.07a (534), 2.5.02.07d (537), 2.5.02.07e (538), 2.5.02.14 (553), C.2.6.12.06 (676), 3.2.00.01a (739), and 3.2.00.01b (740) asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES VEGP Unit 4 ITAAC 2.1.02.08a.i (28), 2.1.02.08d.iii (34), 2.5.01.03d (514), 2.5.02.07a (534), 2.5.02.07d (537), 2.5.02.07e (538), 2.5.02.14 (553), 3.2.00.01a (739), and 3.2.00.01b (740) The ITAAC for VEGP Unit 3 are in Appendix C of the VEGP Unit 3 combined license (ADAMS Accession No. ML14100A106). The ITAAC for VEGP Unit 4 are in Appendix C of VEGP Unit 4 combined license (ADAMS Accession No. ML14100A135). 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 Nov 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 staff receives new information that suggests the staff’s determination on any of these ITAAC is incorrect, then the staff will determine whether to reopen that ITAAC (including withdrawing the 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/newreactors/oversight/itaac.html. This notice fulfills the 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. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant Unit 3, Docket No. 5200025 A complete list of the review status for VEGP 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/vog3icnsr.pdf. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant Unit 4, Docket No. 5200026 A complete list of the review status for VEGP Unit 4 ITAAC, including the submission date and ADAMS Accession Number for each ICN received, the ADAMS Accession No. 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/vog4-icnsr.pdf. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17th day of November, 2017. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Jennifer L. Dixon-Herrity, Chief, Licensing Branch 4, Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors. [FR Doc. 2017–25298 Filed 11–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55659 POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. CP2018–55] New Postal Product Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing for the Commission’s consideration concerning a negotiated service agreement. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps. DATES: Comments are due: November 28, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at http:// www.prc.gov. Those who cannot submit comments electronically should contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by telephone for advice on filing alternatives. 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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 52-025 and 52-026; NRC-2008-0252]


Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., Vogtle Electric 
Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4, 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) staff has 
determined that the inspections, tests, and analyses have been 
successfully completed, and that the specified acceptance criteria are 
met for the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP), Units 3 and 4.

DATES: The applicable date for determining successful completion of 
inspections, tests, and analyses for VEGP Units 3 and 4 is November 22, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2008-0252 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may obtain publicly-available information related to this document 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2008-0252. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-415-
3463; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact 
the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this document.
     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: Chandu Patel, Office of New Reactors, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; 
telephone: 301-415-3025; email: Chandu.Patel@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Licensee Notification of Completion of ITAAC

    Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc. (SNC), Georgia Power 
Company, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, MEAG Power SPVM, LLC., MEAG 
Power SPVJ, LLC., MEAG Power SPVP, LLC., and the City of Dalton,

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Georgia, (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:

VEGP Unit 3 ITAAC

2.1.02.08a.i (28), 2.1.02.08d.iii (34), 2.2.04.08a.i (235), 
2.2.04.08a.ii (236), 2.5.01.03d (514), 2.5.02.07a (534), 2.5.02.07d 
(537), 2.5.02.07e (538), 2.5.02.14 (553), C.2.6.12.06 (676), 3.2.00.01a 
(739), and 3.2.00.01b (740)

VEGP Unit 4 ITAAC

2.1.02.08a.i (28), 2.1.02.08d.iii (34), 2.5.01.03d (514), 2.5.02.07a 
(534), 2.5.02.07d (537), 2.5.02.07e (538), 2.5.02.14 (553), 3.2.00.01a 
(739), and 3.2.00.01b (740)

    The ITAAC for VEGP Unit 3 are in Appendix C of the VEGP Unit 3 
combined license (ADAMS Accession No. ML14100A106). The ITAAC for VEGP 
Unit 4 are in Appendix C of VEGP Unit 4 combined license (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML14100A135).

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 staff receives new information that suggests 
the staff's determination on any of these ITAAC is incorrect, then the 
staff will determine whether to reopen that ITAAC (including 
withdrawing the 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 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.

Vogtle Electric Generating Plant Unit 3, Docket No. 5200025

    A complete list of the review status for VEGP 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/vog3-icnsr.pdf.

Vogtle Electric Generating Plant Unit 4, Docket No. 5200026

    A complete list of the review status for VEGP Unit 4 ITAAC, 
including the submission date and ADAMS Accession Number for each ICN 
received, the ADAMS Accession No. 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/vog4-icnsr.pdf.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17th day of November, 2017.

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