Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations, 31981 [C1-2018-13758]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 132 / Tuesday, July 10, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 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 changes to Appendix C of the Facility Combined Licenses as described in the licensee’s request dated August 30, 2017, as supplemented by letter dated January 12, 2018. This exemption is related to, and necessary for, the granting of License Amendment Nos. 121 and 120, which is being issued concurrently with this exemption. 3. As explained in Section 5.0, ‘‘Environmental Consideration,’’ of the NRC staff’s safety evaluation (ADAMS Accession No. ML17320A798), 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. These exemptions are effective as of the date of its issuance. III. License Amendment Request By letter dated August 30, 2017, and supplemented by letter dated January 12, 2018, 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 combined license, as applicable, proposed no significant hazards consideration determination, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jul 09, 2018 Jkt 244001 and opportunity for a hearing in connection with these actions, was published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2017 (82 FR 49239). No comments were received during the 30day 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 August 30, 2017, and supplemented on January 12, 2018. The exemptions and amendments were issued on April 18, 2018, as part of a combined package to the licensee (ADAMS Accession No. ML18072A051). Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 5th day of July, 2018. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Jennifer L. Dixon-Herrity, Chief, Licensing Branch 4, Division of Licensing, Siting, and Environmental Analysis, Office of New Reactors. [FR Doc. 2018–14698 Filed 7–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2018–0124] Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations Correction In notice document 2018–13758, appearing on pages 31180–31190 in the Issue of Tuesday, July 3, 2018, make the following correction: On page 31180, in the second column, under the heading ‘‘DATES:’’, the entry ‘‘September 3, 2018’’ is corrected to read ‘‘September 4, 2018’’. [FR Doc. C1–2018–13758 Filed 7–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1301–00–D PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31981 NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2018–0104] State of Wyoming: NRC Staff Assessment of a Proposed Agreement Between the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the State of Wyoming Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Proposed state agreement; request for comment. AGENCY: By letter dated November 14, 2017, Governor Matthew H. Mead of the State of Wyoming requested that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) enter into an Agreement with the State of Wyoming as authorized by Section 274b. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (AEA). Under the proposed Agreement, the Commission would discontinue, and the State of Wyoming would assume, regulatory authority over the management and disposal of byproduct materials as defined in Section 11e.(2) of the AEA and a subcategory of source material associated with uranium or thorium milling within the State. Pursuit to Commission direction, the proposed Agreement would state that the NRC will retain regulatory authority over the American Nuclear Corporation (ANC) license. As required by Section 274e. of the AEA, the NRC is publishing the proposed Agreement for public comment. The NRC is also publishing the summary of a draft assessment by the NRC staff of the State of Wyoming’s regulatory program. Comments are requested on the proposed Agreement, especially its effect on public health and safety. Comments are also requested on the draft staff assessment, the adequacy of the State of Wyoming’s program, and the State’s program staff, as discussed in this notice. The proposed Agreement would exempt persons who possess or use byproduct materials as defined in Section 11e.(2) of the AEA and a subcategory of source material involved in the extraction or concentration of uranium or thorium in source material or ores at uranium or thorium milling facilities in the State of Wyoming from portions of the Commission’s regulatory authority. Radioactive materials not covered by the proposed Agreement will continue to be subject to the Commission’s regulatory authority. Section 274e. of the AEA requires that the NRC publish these exemptions. Notice is hereby given that the pertinent exemptions have been previously SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 132 (Tuesday, July 10, 2018)]
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[FR Doc No: C1-2018-13758]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2018-0124]


Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility 
Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant 
Hazards Considerations

Correction

    In notice document 2018-13758, appearing on pages 31180-31190 in 
the Issue of Tuesday, July 3, 2018, make the following correction:
    On page 31180, in the second column, under the heading ``DATES:'', 
the entry ``September 3, 2018'' is corrected to read ``September 4, 
2018''.
[FR Doc. C1-2018-13758 Filed 7-9-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 1301-00-D