Southern Nuclear Operating Company; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board, 31552-31553 [2020-11140]

Download as PDF 31552 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 101 / Tuesday, May 26, 2020 / Notices These program and performance reporting requirements help to demonstrate that the Department is promoting high-quality standards of apprenticeship, consistent with the directions in the National Apprenticeship Act, by requiring accountability from SREs. By enhancing oversight and accountability of SREs, these measures help the Department ensure that SREs are recognizing apprenticeship programs that adhere to the standards of high-quality apprenticeship required by the rule. The Department views these program and performance reports as ensuring SRE’s compliance with § 29.22(a)(4), as required by § 29.21(b)(2) and accountability to the quality-control relationship. Additionally, § 29.22(j) requires an SRE to make publicly available the aggregated number of complaints pertaining to each IRAP in a format and with the frequency prescribed by the Administrator. Further, § 29.24 requires the publication of SREs and IRAPs and that the Administrator will make publicly available a list of recognized, suspended, and derecognized SREs and IRAPs. The Department views these program and performance reports as ensuring overall compliance with these rules. This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments to the contact shown in the ADDRESSES section. Comments must be written to receive consideration, and they will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of the final ICR. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention 1205–0NEW. Submitted comments will also be a matter of public record for this ICR and posted on the internet, without redaction. DOL encourages commenters not to include personally identifiable information, confidential business data, or other sensitive statements/ information in any comments. DOL is particularly interested in comments that: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:08 May 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, (e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses). Agency: DOL–ETA. Type of Review: New. Title of Collection: IRAP Program and Performance Reports for Standards Recognition Entities. Reports: • IRAP Program Report for Standards Recognition Entities • Annual Performance Report for Standards Recognition Entities OMB Control Number: 1205–0NEW. Affected Public: State and Local Governments; Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits and notfor-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,794. Frequency: Annually and 30 days upon recognizing, derecognizing or suspending an IRAP Sponsor. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 12,447. Estimated Average Time per Response: The Department estimates that it will take an SRE 6 hours and 3.75 minutes to provide the Administrator with information on its IRAP Sponsors. The Department estimates that it will take an IRAP 25 hours to provide performance information to its SRE, so the total burden is estimated at 89,525 hours (= 3,581 IRAPs × 25 hours). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 111,118 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. John Pallasch, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. [FR Doc. 2020–11188 Filed 5–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FR–P PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 52–025–LA–3; ASLBP No. 20– 967–03–LA–BD01] Southern Nuclear Operating Company; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Pursuant to delegation by the Commission, see 37 FR 28,710 (Dec. 29, 1972), and the Commission’s regulations, see, e.g., 10 CFR 2.104, 2.105, 2.300, 2.309, 2.313, 2.318, 2.321, notice is hereby given that an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (Board) is being established to preside over the following proceeding: SOUTHERN NUCLEAR OPERATING COMPANY (VOGTLE ELECTRIC GENERATING PLANT, UNIT 3) This proceeding involves an application by Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC) to amend the combined license for the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Unit 3, located in Burke County, Georgia. SNC proposes to modify the north-south minimum seismic gap requirements above grade between the nuclear island and the annex building west of Column Line I from elevation 141 feet through 154 feet to accommodate as-built localized nonconformances. In response to a notice filed in the Federal Register, see 85 FR 13,944 (Mar. 10, 2020), the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League and its chapter Concerned Citizens of Shell Bluff (collectively, BREDL) filed a petition to intervene and request for hearing. See Petition for Leave to Intervene and Request for Hearing by [BREDL] Regarding [SNC’s] Request for a License Amendment and Exemption of Unit 3 Auxiliary Building Wall 11 Seismic Gap Requirements, LAR–20– 001 (May 11, 2020). The Board is comprised of the following Administrative Judges: G. Paul Bollwerk, III, Chairman, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Dr. Sue H. Abreu, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Dr. Gary S. Arnold, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. All correspondence, documents, and other materials shall be filed in accordance with the NRC E-Filing rule. See 10 CFR 2.302. E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 101 / Tuesday, May 26, 2020 / Notices Dated: May 19, 2020. E. Roy Hawkens, Chief Administrative Judge, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, Rockville, Maryland. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer C. Tobin, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415– 2328, email: Jennifer.Tobin@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The text of the exemption is attached. [FR Doc. 2020–11140 Filed 5–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–334 and 50–412; NRC– 2020–0120] Energy Harbor Nuclear Corp., Energy Harbor Nuclear Generation LLC, Beaver Valley Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a temporary exemption from certain periodic training and requalification requirements for security personnel at the Beaver Valley Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2, in response to an April 23, 2020, request, as supplemented on May 6, 2020, from Energy Harbor Nuclear Corp. DATES: The temporary exemption was issued on May 19, 2020. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2020–0120. You may obtain publicly-available information related to this document using any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2020–0120. Address questions about NRC docket IDs in Regulations.gov 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 https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html. To begin the search, 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. The NRC staff’s approval is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML20119B083. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:08 May 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 Attachment—Exemption Nuclear Regulatory Commission Docket Nos. 50–334 and 50–412 Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Exemption; issuance. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Dated: May 19, 2020. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Jennifer C. Tobin, Project Manager,Plant Licensing Branch I, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. Energy Harbor Nuclear Corp., Energy Harbor Nuclear Generation LLC, Beaver Valley Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2, Exemption I. Background Energy Harbor Nuclear Corp. (EHNC) and Energy Harbor Nuclear Generation LLC (collectively, the licensees) are the holders of Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR–56 and NPF–73 for Beaver Valley Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 (Beaver Valley), which consist of two pressurized-water reactors (PWRs) located in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. The licenses provide, among other things, that the facility is subject to all the rules, regulations, and orders of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) now or hereafter in effect. II. Request/Action By letter dated April 23, 2020 (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML20114E136), as supplemented by letter dated May 6, 2020 (ADAMS Accession No. ML20128J218), EHNC requested a temporary exemption from certain periodic requalification requirements for security personnel in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 73, Appendix B, Section VI, ‘‘Nuclear Power Reactor Training and Qualification Plan for Personnel Performing Security Program Duties,’’ pursuant to 10 CFR 73.5, ‘‘Specific exemptions.’’ Specifically, due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19) public health emergency (PHE) currently affecting the United States and the state of emergency declared by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on March 6, 2020, EHNC requested a temporary exemption from the following requirements in 10 CFR part 73, Appendix B, Section VI, related to periodic training and requalification of security personnel at Beaver Valley: • Paragraph B.5.(a): ‘‘At least annually, armed and unarmed individuals shall be required to demonstrate the capability to meet the physical requirements of this appendix [10 CFR part 73, Appendix B] and the licensee training and qualification plan.’’ • Paragraph C.3.(l)(1) in part: ‘‘Each member of each shift who is assigned duties and responsibilities required to implement the safeguards contingency plan and licensee PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31553 protective strategy participates in at least one (1) tactical response drill on a quarterly basis and one (1) force-on-force exercise on an annual basis.’’ • Paragraph D.1.(b)(3) in part: ‘‘Armed individuals shall be administered an annual written exam that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to carry out assigned duties and responsibilities as an armed member of the security organization.’’ • Paragraph D.2.(a): ‘‘Armed and unarmed individuals shall be requalified at least annually in accordance with the requirements of this appendix [10 CFR part 73, Appendix B] and the Commissionapproved training and qualification plan.’’ • Paragraph E.1.(c): ‘‘The licensee shall conduct annual firearms familiarization training in accordance with the Commissionapproved training and qualification plan.’’ • Paragraph E.1.(f) in part: ‘‘Armed members of the security organization shall participate in weapons range activities on a nominal four (4) month periodicity.’’ • Paragraph F.5.(a): ‘‘Armed members of the security organization shall be re-qualified for each assigned weapon at least annually in accordance with Commission requirements and the Commission-approved training and qualification plan, and the results documented and retained as a record.’’ EHNC requested that this temporary exemption expire 90 days following the end of the COVID–19 PHE, or December 31, 2020, whichever occurs first. III. Discussion On January 31, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared a PHE for the United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID–19. Pursuant to 10 CFR 73.5, the Commission may, upon application by any interested person or upon its own initiative, grant exemptions from the requirements of 10 CFR part 73 when the exemptions are authorized by law, will not endanger life or property or the common defense and security, and are otherwise in the public interest. EHNC is requesting a temporary exemption from the requirements in paragraphs B.5.(a), C.3.(l)(1), D.1.(b)(3), D.2.(a), E.1.(c), E.1.(f), and F.5.(a) of 10 CFR part 73, Appendix B, Section VI, related to the periodic training and requalification of security personnel pursuant to 10 CFR 73.5. EHNC is requesting this temporary exemption to support licensee isolation activities (e.g., social distancing, group size limitations, and self-quarantining) to help protect required site personnel from COVID–19 and ensure personnel remain capable of maintaining plant security. EHNC stated that these ‘‘isolation activities restrict certain training activities.’’ EHNC stated, in part, that: Range activities are challenged by current social distancing and safety guidelines relevant to COVID–19 response standards. Weapons range activities require significant staff support that potentially places armed individuals in the Energy Harbor Nuclear Corp. security organization and other security staff in close proximity to one another, increasing the likelihood of staff and officer exposure to COVID–19. Range E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 101 (Tuesday, May 26, 2020)]
[Notices]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 52-025-LA-3; ASLBP No. 20-967-03-LA-BD01]


Southern Nuclear Operating Company; Establishment of Atomic 
Safety and Licensing Board

    Pursuant to delegation by the Commission, see 37 FR 28,710 (Dec. 
29, 1972), and the Commission's regulations, see, e.g., 10 CFR 2.104, 
2.105, 2.300, 2.309, 2.313, 2.318, 2.321, notice is hereby given that 
an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (Board) is being established to 
preside over the following proceeding:

SOUTHERN NUCLEAR OPERATING COMPANY

(VOGTLE ELECTRIC GENERATING PLANT, UNIT 3)

    This proceeding involves an application by Southern Nuclear 
Operating Company (SNC) to amend the combined license for the Vogtle 
Electric Generating Plant, Unit 3, located in Burke County, Georgia. 
SNC proposes to modify the north-south minimum seismic gap requirements 
above grade between the nuclear island and the annex building west of 
Column Line I from elevation 141 feet through 154 feet to accommodate 
as-built localized non-conformances. In response to a notice filed in 
the Federal Register, see 85 FR 13,944 (Mar. 10, 2020), the Blue Ridge 
Environmental Defense League and its chapter Concerned Citizens of 
Shell Bluff (collectively, BREDL) filed a petition to intervene and 
request for hearing. See Petition for Leave to Intervene and Request 
for Hearing by [BREDL] Regarding [SNC's] Request for a License 
Amendment and Exemption of Unit 3 Auxiliary Building Wall 11 Seismic 
Gap Requirements, LAR-20-001 (May 11, 2020).
    The Board is comprised of the following Administrative Judges: G. 
Paul Bollwerk, III, Chairman, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    Dr. Sue H. Abreu, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    Dr. Gary S. Arnold, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    All correspondence, documents, and other materials shall be filed 
in accordance with the NRC E-Filing rule. See 10 CFR 2.302.


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    Dated: May 19, 2020.
E. Roy Hawkens,
Chief Administrative Judge, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, 
Rockville, Maryland.
[FR Doc. 2020-11140 Filed 5-22-20; 8:45 am]
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