Nuclear Innovation North America, LLC; South Texas Project, Units 3 and 4, 33963-33964 [2018-15302]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 138 / Wednesday, July 18, 2018 / Notices Document ADAMS accession No. Exelon, License Amendment Request for Approval of Changes to Emergency Plan Staffing Requirements, dated May 10, 2018. NUREG–0654/FEMA–REP–1, draft Revision 2, ‘‘Criteria for Preparation and Evaluation of Radiological Emergency Response Plans and Preparedness in Support of Nuclear Power Plants.’’. NUREG–1437, Supplement 49, Volumes 1 and 2, ‘‘Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants: Regarding Limerick Generating Station, Units 1 and 2,’’ Final Report, dated August 2014. NUREG–1437, Supplement 10, ‘‘Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants: Regarding Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 and 3,’’ Final Report, dated January 2003. NUREG–0586, Supplement 1, Volumes 1 and 2, ‘‘Generic Environmental Impact Statement on Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities: Regarding the Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Reactors,’’ Final Report, dated November 2002. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 12th day of July, 2018. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Blake A. Purnell, Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch III, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2018–15282 Filed 7–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 52–012 and 52–013; NRC– 2008–0091] Nuclear Innovation North America, LLC; South Texas Project, Units 3 and 4 Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Termination of licenses. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is terminating the South Texas Project (STP) Units 3 and 4 Combined Licenses (COLs) designated as NPF–97 and NPF–98, and their included licenses to manufacture, produce, transfer, receive, acquire, own, possess, or use byproduct material. By letter dated June 22, 2018, Nuclear Innovation North America, LLC (NINA) requested that the NRC terminate the STP Units 3 and 4 COLs. Construction was not initiated for STP Units 3 and 4, and nuclear materials were never procured or possessed under these licenses. Consequently, the STP Units 3 and 4 site is approved for unrestricted use. DATES: The termination was issued on July 13, 2018. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2008–0091 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: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jul 17, 2018 Jkt 244001 • Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2008–0091. Address questions about NRC dockets to Jennifer Borges, telephone: 301–287–9127; email: Jennifer.Borges@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: James Shea, Office of New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–1388, email: James.Shea@ nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The NRC issued STP Units 3 and 4 COLs, NPF–97 and NPF–98, to NINA and its co-applicants STP Nuclear Operating Company, NINA Texas 3 LLC, NINA Texas 4 LLC, and the City of San Antonio, Texas, acting by and through the City Public Service Board, for the STP Units 3 and 4 on February 12, 2016 (ADAMS Accession No. ML16033A010). PO 00000 33963 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ML18149A290 (package). ML14163A605 and ML17083A815. ML14238A284 and ML14238A290 (package). ML030270059 (package). ML023470327 (package) and ML023500228 (package). Since issuance of the licenses, NINA has not begun construction of Units 3 and 4 or procured nuclear materials for use under the licenses. In NINA’s letter dated June 14, 2018 (ADAMS Accession No. ML18176A019), NINA informed the NRC that it no longer plans to move forward with building STP Units 3 and 4 and would consequently submit an application for termination of the licenses. By subsequent letter dated June 22, 2018 (ADAMS Accession No. ML18184A338), NINA requested termination of COLs NPF–97 and NPF– 98 and their included title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) parts 30, 40, and 70 licenses for STP Units 3 and 4. II. License Termination Termination of COLs issued under 10 CFR part 52 is controlled by 10 CFR 52.110, ‘‘Termination of license.’’ As discussed in ‘‘Current NRC Staff Views on Applying the 1987 Policy Statement on Deferred Plants’’ (ADAMS Accession No. ML18065B257), the NRC staff does not apply the requirements for termination in 10 CFR 52.110 to plants that have not begun operation. Requirements for termination of the included licenses under sections 30.36, 40.42, and 70.38 of 10 CFR include the submission of NRC Form 314 or equivalent information. The staff finds that NINA met these requirements through the information provided as part of its June 22, 2018, submission. Further, as there was no construction associated with the STP Unit 3 and 4 licenses and nuclear materials have never been procured or possessed under these licenses, there is no need for a site radiation survey to be conducted under 10 CFR parts 30, 40, or 70. With no radiological contamination associated with the licenses, the STP Unit 3 and 4 site may be released for unrestricted use pursuant to 10 CFR 20.1402. E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1 33964 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 138 / Wednesday, July 18, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 III. Environmental Review NINA seeks to terminate the STP Unit 3 and 4 COLs for which construction never commenced and nuclear material was never procured or brought onsite. Terminating a COL is a licensing action that would ordinarily require an environmental assessment under 10 CFR 51.21, unless a categorical exclusion in 10 CFR 51.22(c) applies and no special circumstances under 10 CFR 51.22(b) exist. Actions listed in 10 CFR 51.22(c) were previously found by the Commission to be part of a category of actions that ‘‘does not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment.’’ The categorical exclusion identified in 51.22(c)(20) includes: Decommissioning of sites where licensed operations have been limited to the use of— (i) Small quantities of short-lived radioactive materials; (ii) Radioactive materials in sealed sources, provided there is no evidence of leakage of radioactive material from these sealed sources; or (iii) Radioactive materials in such a manner that a decommissioning plan is not required by 10 CFR 30.36(g)(1), 40.42(g)(1), or 70.38(g)(1) and the NRC has determined that the facility meets the radiological criteria for unrestricted use in 10 CFR 20.1402 without further remediation or analysis. This categorical exclusion captures decommissioning activities at sites where contamination from radioactive material is determined to be nominal. In the case of STP Units 3 and 4, no associated radiological contamination exists because construction never commenced and nuclear material was never procured or brought on site. As a result, a decommissioning plan for this site is not required by 10 CFR 30.36(g)(1), 40.42(g)(1), or 70.38(g)(1), and the site meets the radiological criteria for unrestricted use in 10 CFR 20.1402 without further remediation or analysis. Further, no special circumstances under 10 CFR 51.22(b) apply. The factors listed in 10 CFR 51.22(c)(20) are consistent with the circumstances here because there is no environmental impact associated with the STP Unit 3 and 4 COLs, which is even less than the nominal impacts anticipated by the categorical exclusion. Therefore, application of the categorical exclusion to the termination of the STP Units 3 and 4 COLs is warranted. Consequently, in accordance with 10 CFR 51.21, an environmental assessment is not required for the termination of COLs NPF–97 and NPF– VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jul 17, 2018 Jkt 244001 98 and their included 10 CFR parts 30, 40, and 70 licenses. IV. Conclusion As discussed above, the Commission has determined that the STP Unit 3 and 4 COL termination request meets the categorical exclusion criteria set forth in 10 CFR 51.22(c)(20) and that the unrestricted use criteria pursuant to 10 CFR 20.1402 are met. The Commission grants NINA’s request to terminate the COLs designated as NPF–97 and NPF– 98 and their included 10 CFR parts 30, 40, and 70 licenses for STP Unit 3 and 4. This license termination was effective upon NINA’s receipt of NRC’s termination letter, dated July 12, 2018 (ADAMS Accession No. ML18179A217). Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 13th day of July 2018. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Allen H. Fetter, Acting Chief, Licensing Branch 3, Division of Licensing, Siting, and Environmental Analysis Office of New Reactors. [FR Doc. 2018–15302 Filed 7–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. CP2018–268] New Postal Product Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing for the Commission’s consideration concerning negotiated service agreements. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps. DATES: Comments are due: July 20, 2018. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David A. Trissell, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Docketed Proceeding(s) I. Introduction The Commission gives notice that the Postal Service filed request(s) for the PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commission to consider matters related to negotiated service agreement(s). The request(s) may propose the addition or removal of a negotiated service agreement from the market dominant or the competitive product list, or the modification of an existing product currently appearing on the market dominant or the competitive product list. Section II identifies the docket number(s) associated with each Postal Service request, the title of each Postal Service request, the request’s acceptance date, and the authority cited by the Postal Service for each request. For each request, the Commission appoints an officer of the Commission to represent the interests of the general public in the proceeding, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505 (Public Representative). Section II also establishes comment deadline(s) pertaining to each request. The public portions of the Postal Service’s request(s) can be accessed via the Commission’s website (http:// www.prc.gov). Non-public portions of the Postal Service’s request(s), if any, can be accessed through compliance with the requirements of 39 CFR 3007.40. The Commission invites comments on whether the Postal Service’s request(s) in the captioned docket(s) are consistent with the policies of title 39. For request(s) that the Postal Service states concern market dominant product(s), applicable statutory and regulatory requirements include 39 U.S.C. 3622, 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR part 3010, and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. For request(s) that the Postal Service states concern competitive product(s), applicable statutory and regulatory requirements include 39 U.S.C. 3632, 39 U.S.C. 3633, 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR part 3015, and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. Comment deadline(s) for each request appear in section II. II. Docketed Proceeding(s) 1. Docket No(s).: CP2018–268; Filing Title: Notice of United States Postal Service of Filing a Functionally Equivalent Global Expedited Package Services 7 Negotiated Service Agreement and Application for NonPublic Treatment of Materials Filed Under Seal; Filing Acceptance Date: July 12, 2018; Filing Authority: 39 CFR 3015.5; Public Representative: Nina Yeh; Comments Due: July 20, 2018. This notice will be published in the Federal Register. Stacy L. Ruble, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–15300 Filed 7–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 138 (Wednesday, July 18, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-15302]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 52-012 and 52-013; NRC-2008-0091]


Nuclear Innovation North America, LLC; South Texas Project, Units 
3 and 4

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Termination of licenses.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is terminating 
the South Texas Project (STP) Units 3 and 4 Combined Licenses (COLs) 
designated as NPF-97 and NPF-98, and their included licenses to 
manufacture, produce, transfer, receive, acquire, own, possess, or use 
byproduct material. By letter dated June 22, 2018, Nuclear Innovation 
North America, LLC (NINA) requested that the NRC terminate the STP 
Units 3 and 4 COLs. Construction was not initiated for STP Units 3 and 
4, and nuclear materials were never procured or possessed under these 
licenses. Consequently, the STP Units 3 and 4 site is approved for 
unrestricted use.

DATES: The termination was issued on July 13, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2008-0091 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 Website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2008-0091. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Jennifer Borges, telephone: 301-287-
9127; email: [email protected]. 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 [email protected]. 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: James Shea, Office of New Reactors, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; 
telephone: 301-415-1388, email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The NRC issued STP Units 3 and 4 COLs, NPF-97 and NPF-98, to NINA 
and its co-applicants STP Nuclear Operating Company, NINA Texas 3 LLC, 
NINA Texas 4 LLC, and the City of San Antonio, Texas, acting by and 
through the City Public Service Board, for the STP Units 3 and 4 on 
February 12, 2016 (ADAMS Accession No. ML16033A010). Since issuance of 
the licenses, NINA has not begun construction of Units 3 and 4 or 
procured nuclear materials for use under the licenses. In NINA's letter 
dated June 14, 2018 (ADAMS Accession No. ML18176A019), NINA informed 
the NRC that it no longer plans to move forward with building STP Units 
3 and 4 and would consequently submit an application for termination of 
the licenses. By subsequent letter dated June 22, 2018 (ADAMS Accession 
No. ML18184A338), NINA requested termination of COLs NPF-97 and NPF-98 
and their included title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 
parts 30, 40, and 70 licenses for STP Units 3 and 4.

II. License Termination

    Termination of COLs issued under 10 CFR part 52 is controlled by 10 
CFR 52.110, ``Termination of license.'' As discussed in ``Current NRC 
Staff Views on Applying the 1987 Policy Statement on Deferred Plants'' 
(ADAMS Accession No. ML18065B257), the NRC staff does not apply the 
requirements for termination in 10 CFR 52.110 to plants that have not 
begun operation. Requirements for termination of the included licenses 
under sections 30.36, 40.42, and 70.38 of 10 CFR include the submission 
of NRC Form 314 or equivalent information. The staff finds that NINA 
met these requirements through the information provided as part of its 
June 22, 2018, submission.
    Further, as there was no construction associated with the STP Unit 
3 and 4 licenses and nuclear materials have never been procured or 
possessed under these licenses, there is no need for a site radiation 
survey to be conducted under 10 CFR parts 30, 40, or 70. With no 
radiological contamination associated with the licenses, the STP Unit 3 
and 4 site may be released for unrestricted use pursuant to 10 CFR 
20.1402.

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III. Environmental Review

    NINA seeks to terminate the STP Unit 3 and 4 COLs for which 
construction never commenced and nuclear material was never procured or 
brought onsite. Terminating a COL is a licensing action that would 
ordinarily require an environmental assessment under 10 CFR 51.21, 
unless a categorical exclusion in 10 CFR 51.22(c) applies and no 
special circumstances under 10 CFR 51.22(b) exist. Actions listed in 10 
CFR 51.22(c) were previously found by the Commission to be part of a 
category of actions that ``does not individually or cumulatively have a 
significant effect on the human environment.''
    The categorical exclusion identified in 51.22(c)(20) includes:
    Decommissioning of sites where licensed operations have been 
limited to the use of--
    (i) Small quantities of short-lived radioactive materials;
    (ii) Radioactive materials in sealed sources, provided there is no 
evidence of leakage of radioactive material from these sealed sources; 
or
    (iii) Radioactive materials in such a manner that a decommissioning 
plan is not required by 10 CFR 30.36(g)(1), 40.42(g)(1), or 70.38(g)(1) 
and the NRC has determined that the facility meets the radiological 
criteria for unrestricted use in 10 CFR 20.1402 without further 
remediation or analysis.
    This categorical exclusion captures decommissioning activities at 
sites where contamination from radioactive material is determined to be 
nominal. In the case of STP Units 3 and 4, no associated radiological 
contamination exists because construction never commenced and nuclear 
material was never procured or brought on site. As a result, a 
decommissioning plan for this site is not required by 10 CFR 
30.36(g)(1), 40.42(g)(1), or 70.38(g)(1), and the site meets the 
radiological criteria for unrestricted use in 10 CFR 20.1402 without 
further remediation or analysis. Further, no special circumstances 
under 10 CFR 51.22(b) apply. The factors listed in 10 CFR 51.22(c)(20) 
are consistent with the circumstances here because there is no 
environmental impact associated with the STP Unit 3 and 4 COLs, which 
is even less than the nominal impacts anticipated by the categorical 
exclusion. Therefore, application of the categorical exclusion to the 
termination of the STP Units 3 and 4 COLs is warranted. Consequently, 
in accordance with 10 CFR 51.21, an environmental assessment is not 
required for the termination of COLs NPF-97 and NPF-98 and their 
included 10 CFR parts 30, 40, and 70 licenses.

IV. Conclusion

    As discussed above, the Commission has determined that the STP Unit 
3 and 4 COL termination request meets the categorical exclusion 
criteria set forth in 10 CFR 51.22(c)(20) and that the unrestricted use 
criteria pursuant to 10 CFR 20.1402 are met. The Commission grants 
NINA's request to terminate the COLs designated as NPF-97 and NPF-98 
and their included 10 CFR parts 30, 40, and 70 licenses for STP Unit 3 
and 4. This license termination was effective upon NINA's receipt of 
NRC's termination letter, dated July 12, 2018 (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML18179A217).

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 13th day of July 2018.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Allen H. Fetter,
Acting Chief, Licensing Branch 3, Division of Licensing, Siting, and 
Environmental Analysis Office of New Reactors.
[FR Doc. 2018-15302 Filed 7-17-18; 8:45 am]
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