Environmental Assessments and Findings of No Significant Impact of Independent Spent Fuel Storage Facilities Decommissioning Funding Plans, 19647-19652 [2021-07582]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 70 / Wednesday, April 14, 2021 / Notices 19647 FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT—Continued U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Final EA and FONSI for the Yankee Atomic Electric Company’s Initial and Updated DFPs Submitted in Accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c) for the Yankee Rowe ISFSI, dated April 7, 2021. ADAMS Accession No. ML21062A247. Dated: April 8, 2021. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. John B. McKirgan, Chief, Storage and Transportation Licensing Branch, Division of Fuel Management, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2021–07577 Filed 4–13–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2021–0076] Environmental Assessments and Findings of No Significant Impact of Independent Spent Fuel Storage Facilities Decommissioning Funding Plans Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this notice regarding the issuance of a final Environmental Assessment (EA) and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for its review and approval of the initial and updated decommissioning funding plans (DFPs) submitted by independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) licensees for the ISFSIs listed in the ‘‘Discussion’’ section of this document. DATES: The EA and FONSI referenced in this document are available on April 14, 2021. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2021–0076 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 https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2021–0076. Address SUMMARY: questions about Docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Stacy Schumann; telephone: 301–415–0624; email: Stacy.Schumann@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individuals 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 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. • Attention: The PDR, where you may examine and order copies of public documents, is currently closed. You may submit your request to the PDR via email at pdr.resource@nrc.gov or call 1– 800–397–4209 or 301–415–4737, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: YenJu Chen, telephone: 301–415–1018, email: Yen-Ju.Chen@nrc.gov or Bernard White, telephone: 301–415–6577, email: Bernard.White@nrc.gov. Both are staff of the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The NRC is considering the approval of the initial and updated DFPs submitted by ISFSI licensees. The NRC staff has prepared a final EA and FONSI determination for each of the initial and updated ISFSI DFPs in accordance with the NRC regulations in part 51 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ‘‘Environmental Protection Regulations for Domestic Licensing and Related Regulatory Functions,’’ which implement the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). The NRC requires its licensees to plan for the eventual decommissioning of their licensed facilities prior to license termination. On June 17, 2011, the NRC published a final rule in the Federal Register amending its decommissioning planning regulations (76 FR 35512). The final rule amended the NRC regulation, 10 CFR 72.30, which concerns financial assurance and decommissioning for ISFSIs. This regulation requires each holder of, or applicant for, a license under 10 CFR part 72 to submit a DFP for the NRC’s review and approval. The DFP is to demonstrate the licensee’s financial assurance, i.e., that funds will be available to decommission the ISFSI. The NRC staff will later publish its financial analyses of the DFP submittals which will be available for public inspection in ADAMS. II. Discussion The following table includes the plant name, docket number, licensee, and ADAMS Accession Number for the final EA and FONSI determination for each of the individual ISFSIs. The table also includes the ADAMS Accession Numbers for other relevant documents, including the initial and updated DFP submittals. For further details with respect to these actions, see the NRC staff’s Final EA and FONSI determinations which are available for public inspection in ADAMS and at https://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID NRC–2021–0076. For additional direction on accessing information related to this document, see the ADDRESSES section of this document. FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Facility: Big Rock Point Docket No. .......................................................... Licensee .............................................................. Proposed Action ................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Apr 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 72–43. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (Entergy). The NRC’s review and approval of Entergy’s initial and updated DFPs submitted in accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c). PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 19648 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 70 / Wednesday, April 14, 2021 / Notices FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT—Continued Environmental Impact of Proposed Action ......... Finding of No Significant Impact ........................ Available Documents .......................................... The NRC staff has determined that the proposed action, the review and approval of Entergy’s initial and updated DFPs, submitted in accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c), will not authorize changes to licensed operations or maintenance activities, or result in changes in the types, characteristics, or quantities of radiological or non-radiological effluents released into the environment from the ISFSI, or result in the creation of solid waste. Moreover, the approval of the initial and updated DFPs will not authorize any construction activity, facility modification, or other land-disturbing activity. The NRC staff has concluded that the proposed action is a procedural and administrative action that will not have a significant impact on the environment. The proposed action does not require changes to the ISFSI’s licensed routine operations, maintenance activities, or monitoring programs, nor does it require new construction or landdisturbing activities. The scope of the proposed action concerns only the NRC’s review and approval of Entergy’s initial and updated DFPs. The scope of the proposed action does not include, and will not result in, the review and approval of decontamination or decommissioning activities or license termination for the ISFSI or for other parts of Big Rock Point. Therefore, the NRC staff determined that approval of the initial and updated DFPs for the Big Rock Point ISFSI will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment, and accordingly, the staff has concluded that a FONSI is appropriate. The NRC staff further finds that preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2012. ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated December 13, 2012. ADAMS Accession No. ML12352A126. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2013. ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30)—Correction Notice, dated January 8, 2013. ADAMS Accession No. ML13010A042. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2015. ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated December 17, 2015. ADAMS Accession No. ML15351A524. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2018. Response to Request for Additional Information regarding ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated June 4, 2018. ADAMS Accession No. ML18155A576. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. EA for Final Rule-Decommissioning Planning, dated February 1, 2009. ADAMS Accession No. ML090500648. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Note to File, Re: ESA Section 7 No Effect Determination for ISFSI DFP Reviews, dated May 15, 2017. ADAMS Accession No. ML17135A062. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Request for Additional Information Regarding Entergy Operations, Inc.’s DFP Update for Big Rock Point, Indian Point Nuclear Generating Stations Units 1, 2, and 3, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, Palisades Nuclear Plant, James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant, and Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station ISFSIs Docket Nos. 72–43, 72–51, 72–1044, 72–07, 72–12, and 72–59, dated April 5, 2018. ADAMS Accession No. ML18094B093. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Final EA and FONSI for the Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc’s Initial and Updated DFPs Submitted in Accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c) for Big Rock Point Nuclear Power Plant ISFSI, dated March 31, 2021. ADAMS Package Accession No. ML21062A269. Facility: Indian Point Nuclear Generating Stations, Units 1, 2, and 3 Docket No. .......................................................... Licensee .............................................................. Proposed Action ................................................. Environmental Impact of Proposed Action ......... jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Finding of No Significant Impact ........................ Available Documents .......................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Apr 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 72–51. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (Entergy). The NRC’s review and approval of Entergy’s initial and updated DFPs submitted in accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c). The NRC staff has determined that the proposed action, the review and approval of Entergy’s initial and updated DFPs, submitted in accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c), will not authorize changes to licensed operations or maintenance activities, or result in changes in the types, characteristics, or quantities of radiological or non-radiological effluents released into the environment from the ISFSI, or result in the creation of solid waste. Moreover, the approval of the initial and updated DFPs will not authorize any construction activity, facility modification, or other land-disturbing activity. The NRC staff has concluded that the proposed action is a procedural and administrative action that will not have a significant impact on the environment. The proposed action does not require changes to the ISFSI’s licensed routine operations, maintenance activities, or monitoring programs, nor does it require new construction or landdisturbing activities. The scope of the proposed action concerns only the NRC’s review and approval of Entergy’s initial and updated DFPs. The scope of the proposed action does not include, and will not result in, the review and approval of decontamination or decommissioning activities or license termination for the ISFSI or for other parts of Indian Point Nuclear Generating Stations, Units 1, 2, and 3. Therefore, the NRC staff determined that approval of the initial and updated DFPs for the Indian Point ISFSI will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment, and accordingly, the staff has concluded that a FONSI is appropriate. The NRC staff further finds that preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2012. ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated December 13, 2012. ADAMS Accession No. ML12352A126. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2013. ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30)—Correction Notice, dated January 8, 2013. ADAMS Accession No. ML13010A042. PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 70 / Wednesday, April 14, 2021 / Notices 19649 FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT—Continued Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2015. ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated December 17, 2015. ADAMS Accession No. ML15351A524. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2018. Response to Request for Additional Information regarding ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated June 4, 2018. ADAMS Accession No. ML18155A576. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. EA for Final Rule-Decommissioning Planning, dated February 1, 2009. ADAMS Accession No. ML090500648. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Note to File, Re: ESA Section 7 No Effect Determination for ISFSI DFP Reviews, dated May 15, 2017. ADAMS Accession No. ML17135A062. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Request for Additional Information Regarding Entergy Operations, Inc.’s DFP Update for Big Rock Point, Indian Point Nuclear Generating Stations Units 1, 2, and 3, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, Palisades Nuclear Plant, James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant, and Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station ISFSIs Docket Nos. 72–43, 72–51, 72–1044, 72–07, 72–12, and 72–59, dated April 5, 2018. ADAMS Accession No. ML18094B093. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Order Approving Transfer of Licenses and Draft Conforming Administrative License Amendments, dated November 23, 2020. ADAMS Accession No. ML20297A325. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Final EA and FONSI for the Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc’s Initial and Updated DFPs Submitted in Accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c) for Indian Point Nuclear Generating Stations, Units 1, 2, and 3 ISFSI, dated April 7, 2021. ADAMS Package Accession No. ML21056A076. Facility: Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station Docket No. .......................................................... Licensee .............................................................. Proposed Action ................................................. Environmental Impact of Proposed Action ......... Finding of No Significant Impact ........................ jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Available Documents .......................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Apr 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 72–1044. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (Entergy), currently Holtec Pilgrim, LLC, and Holtec Decommissioning International, LLC. The NRC’s review and approval of Entergy’s initial and updated DFPs submitted in accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c). The NRC staff has determined that the proposed action, the review and approval of Entergy’s initial and updated DFPs, submitted in accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c), will not authorize changes to licensed operations or maintenance activities, or result in changes in the types, characteristics, or quantities of radiological or non-radiological effluents released into the environment from the ISFSI, or result in the creation of solid waste. Moreover, the approval of the initial and updated DFPs will not authorize any construction activity, facility modification, or other land-disturbing activity. The NRC staff has concluded that the proposed action is a procedural and administrative action that will not have a significant impact on the environment. The proposed action does not require changes to the ISFSI’s licensed routine operations, maintenance activities, or monitoring programs, nor does it require new construction or landdisturbing activities. The scope of the proposed action concerns only the NRC’s review and approval of Entergy’s initial and updated DFPs. The scope of the proposed action does not include, and will not result in, the review and approval of decontamination or decommissioning activities or license termination for the ISFSI or for other parts of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. Therefore, the NRC staff determined that approval of the initial and updated DFPs for the Pilgrim ISFSI will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment, and accordingly, the staff has concluded that a FONSI is appropriate. The NRC staff further finds that preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2012. ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated December 13, 2012. ADAMS Accession No. ML12352A126. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2013. ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30)—Correction Notice, dated January 8, 2013. ADAMS Accession No. ML13010A042. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2015. ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated December 17, 2015. ADAMS Accession No. ML15351A524. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2018. Response to Request for Additional Information regarding ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated June 4, 2018. ADAMS Accession No. ML18155A576. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. EA for Final Rule-Decommissioning Planning, dated February 1, 2009. ADAMS Accession No. ML090500648. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Note to File, Re: ESA Section 7 No Effect Determination for ISFSI DFP Reviews, dated May 15, 2017. ADAMS Accession No. ML17135A062. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Request for Additional Information Regarding Entergy Operations, Inc.’s DFP Update for Big Rock Point, Indian Point Nuclear Generating Stations Units 1, 2, and 3, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, Palisades Nuclear Plant, James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant, and Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station ISFSIs Docket Nos. 72–43, 72–51, 72–1044, 72–07, 72–12, and 72–59, dated April 5, 2018. ADAMS Accession No. ML18094B093. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Order Approving Direct and Indirect Transfer of License and Conforming Amendment, dated August 22, 2019. ADAMS Accession No. ML19170A265. PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 19650 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 70 / Wednesday, April 14, 2021 / Notices FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT—Continued U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station-Issuance of Amendment No. 249 Re: Order Approving Direct Transfer of Renewed Facility Operating License and ISFSI General License and Conforming Amendment, dated August 27, 2019. ADAMS Accession No. ML19235A050. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Final EA and FONSI for the Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc’s Initial and Updated DFPs Submitted in Accordance With 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c) for Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station ISFSI, dated March 31, 2021. ADAMS Package Accession No. ML21060B114. Facility: Palisades Nuclear Plant Docket No. .......................................................... Licensee .............................................................. Proposed Action ................................................. Environmental Impact of Proposed Action ......... Finding of No Significant Impact ........................ Available Documents .......................................... 72–07. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (Entergy). The NRC’s review and approval of Entergy’s initial and updated DFPs submitted in accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c). The NRC staff has determined that the proposed action, the review and approval of Entergy’s initial and updated DFPs, submitted in accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c), will not authorize changes to licensed operations or maintenance activities, or result in changes in the types, characteristics, or quantities of radiological or non-radiological effluents released into the environment from the ISFSI, or result in the creation of solid waste. Moreover, the approval of the initial and updated DFPs will not authorize any construction activity, facility modification, or other land-disturbing activity. The NRC staff has concluded that the proposed action is a procedural and administrative action that will not have a significant impact on the environment. The proposed action does not require changes to the ISFSI’s licensed routine operations, maintenance activities, or monitoring programs, nor does it require new construction or landdisturbing activities. The scope of the proposed action concerns only the NRC’s review and approval of Entergy’s initial and updated DFPs. The scope of the proposed action does not include, and will not result in, the review and approval of decontamination or decommissioning activities or license termination for the ISFSI or for other parts of Palisades Nuclear Plant. Therefore, the NRC staff determined that approval of the initial and updated DFPs for the Palisades ISFSI will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment, and accordingly, the staff has concluded that a FONSI is appropriate. The NRC staff further finds that preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2012. ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated December 13, 2012. ADAMS Accession No. ML12352A126. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2013. ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30)—Correction Notice, dated January 8, 2013. ADAMS Accession No. ML13010A042. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2015. ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated December 17, 2015. ADAMS Accession No. ML15351A524. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2018. Response to Request for Additional Information regarding ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated June 4, 2018. ADAMS Accession No. ML18155A576. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. EA for Final Rule-Decommissioning Planning, dated February 1, 2009. ADAMS Accession No. ML090500648. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Note to File, Re: ESA Section 7 No Effect Determination for ISFSI DFP Reviews, dated May 15, 2017. ADAMS Accession No. ML17135A062. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Request for Additional Information Regarding Entergy Operations, Inc.’s DFP Update for Big Rock Point, Indian Point Nuclear Generating Stations Units 1, 2, and 3, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, Palisades Nuclear Plant, James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant, and Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station ISFSIs Docket Nos. 72–43, 72–51, 72–1044, 72–07, 72–12, and 72–59, dated April 5, 2018. ADAMS Accession No. ML18094B093. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Final EA and FONSI for the Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc’s Initial and Updated DFPs Submitted in Accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c) for Palisades Nuclear Plant ISFSI, dated March 30, 2021. ADAMS Package Accession No. ML21055A528. Facility: James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant Docket No ........................................................... Licensee .............................................................. Proposed Action ................................................. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Environmental Impact of Proposed Action ......... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Apr 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 72–12. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (Entergy), currently Exelon FitzPatrick, LLC. The NRC’s review and approval of Entergy’s initial and updated DFPs submitted in accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c). The NRC staff has determined that the proposed action, the review and approval of Entergy’s initial and updated DFPs, submitted in accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c), will not authorize changes to licensed operations or maintenance activities, or result in changes in the types, characteristics, or quantities of radiological or non-radiological effluents released into the environment from the ISFSI, or result in the creation of solid waste. Moreover, the approval of the initial and updated DFPs will not authorize any construction activity, facility modification, or other land-disturbing activity. The NRC staff has concluded that the proposed action is a procedural and administrative action that will not have a significant impact on the environment. PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 70 / Wednesday, April 14, 2021 / Notices 19651 FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT—Continued Finding of No Significant Impact ........................ Available Documents .......................................... The proposed action does not require changes to the ISFSI’s licensed routine operations, maintenance activities, or monitoring programs, nor does it require new construction or landdisturbing activities. The scope of the proposed action concerns only the NRC’s review and approval of Entergy’s initial and updated DFPs. The scope of the proposed action does not include, and will not result in, the review and approval of decontamination or decommissioning activities or license termination for the ISFSI or for other parts of James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant. Therefore, the NRC staff determined that approval of the initial and updated DFPs for the FitzPatrick ISFSI will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment, and accordingly, the staff has concluded that a FONSI is appropriate. The NRC staff further finds that preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2012. ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated December 13, 2012. ADAMS Accession No. ML12352A126. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2013. ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30)—Correction Notice, dated January 8, 2013. ADAMS Accession No. ML13010A042. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2015. ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated December 17, 2015. ADAMS Accession No. ML15351A524. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2018. Response to Request for Additional Information regarding ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated June 4, 2018. ADAMS Accession No. ML18155A576. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. EA for Final Rule-Decommissioning Planning, dated February 1, 2009. ADAMS Accession No. ML090500648. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Note to File, Re: ESA Section 7 No Effect Determination for ISFSI DFP Reviews, dated May 15, 2017. ADAMS Accession No. ML17135A062. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant-Order Approving Direct Transfer of Renewed Facility Operating License and ISFSI General License and Conforming Amendment, dated March 1, 2017. ADAMS Accession No. ML17041A196. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant—Issuance of Amendment Re: Application for Order to Transfer Renewed Facility Operating License, ISFSI General License, and Conforming Amendment from Entergy Nuclear Fitzpatrick, LLC. and Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., to Exelon Generation Company, LLC, dated March 31, 2017. ADAMS Accession No. ML17082A283. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant-Order Approving Direct Transfer of Renewed Facility Operating License and ISFSI General License and Conforming Amendment, dated November 7, 2017. ADAMS Accession No. ML17240A069. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant—Issuance of Amendment Re: Application for Order Approving Direct Transfer of Renewed Facility Operating License and ISFSI General License and Conforming Amendment, dated November 30, 2017. ADAMS Accession No. ML17313A077. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Request for Additional Information Regarding Entergy Operations, Inc.’s DFP Update for Big Rock Point, Indian Point Nuclear Generating Stations Units 1, 2, and 3, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, Palisades Nuclear Plant, James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant, and Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station ISFSIs Docket Nos. 72–43, 72–51, 72–1044, 72–07, 72–12, and 72–59, dated April 5, 2018. ADAMS Accession No. ML18094B093. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Final EA and FONSI for the Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc’s Initial and Updated DFPs Submitted in Accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c) for James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant ISFSI, dated March 30, 2021. ADAMS Package Accession No. ML21056A543. Facility: Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station Docket No ........................................................... Licensee .............................................................. Proposed Action ................................................. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Environmental Impact of Proposed Action ......... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Apr 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 72–59. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (Entergy), currently NorthStar Decommissioning Company, LLC (NorthStar). The NRC’s review and approval of Entergy’s initial and updated DFPs submitted in accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c). The NRC staff has determined that the proposed action, the review and approval of Entergy’s initial and updated DFPs, submitted in accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c), will not authorize changes to licensed operations or maintenance activities, or result in changes in the types, characteristics, or quantities of radiological or non-radiological effluents released into the environment from the ISFSI, or result in the creation of solid waste. Moreover, the approval of the initial and updated DFPs will not authorize any construction activity, facility modification, or other land-disturbing activity. The NRC staff has concluded that the proposed action is a procedural and administrative action that will not have a significant impact on the environment. PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 19652 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 70 / Wednesday, April 14, 2021 / Notices FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT—Continued Finding of No Significant Impact ........................ Available Documents .......................................... Dated: April 8, 2021. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. John B. McKirgan, Chief, Storage and Transportation Licensing Branch, Division of Fuel Management, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2021–07582 Filed 4–13–21; 8:45 am] The proposed action does not require changes to the ISFSI’s licensed routine operations, maintenance activities, or monitoring programs, nor does it require new construction or landdisturbing activities. The scope of the proposed action concerns only the NRC’s review and approval of Entergy’s initial and updated DFPs. The scope of the proposed action does not include, and will not result in, the review and approval of decontamination or decommissioning activities or license termination for the ISFSI or for other parts of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station. Therefore, the NRC staff determined that approval of the initial and updated DFPs for the Vermont Yankee ISFSI will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment, and accordingly, the staff has concluded that a FONSI is appropriate. The NRC staff further finds that preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2012. ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated December 13, 2012. ADAMS Accession No. ML12352A126. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2013. ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30)—Correction Notice, dated January 8, 2013. ADAMS Accession No. ML13010A042. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2015. ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated December 17, 2015. ADAMS Accession No. ML15351A524. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2018. Response to Request for Additional Information regarding ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated June 4, 2018. ADAMS Accession No. ML18155A576. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. EA for Final Rule-Decommissioning Planning, dated February 1, 2009. ADAMS Accession No. ML090500648. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Note to File, Re: ESA Section 7 No Effect Determination for ISFSI DFP Reviews, dated May 15, 2017. ADAMS Accession No. ML17135A062. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Request for Additional Information Regarding Entergy Operations, Inc.’s DFP Update for Big Rock Point, Indian Point Nuclear Generating Stations Units 1, 2, and 3, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, Palisades Nuclear Plant, James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant, and Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station ISFSIs Docket Nos. 72–43, 72–51, 72–1044, 72–07, 72–12, and 72–59, dated April 5, 2018. ADAMS Accession No. ML18094B093. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Order Approving the Transfer of License and Conforming Amendment, dated October 11, 2018. ADAMS Accession No. ML18248A096. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station—Issuance of Amendment Re: Application for Order Approving Direct and Indirect Transfer of Renewed Facility Operating License and ISFSI General License and Conforming Amendment, dated January 11, 2019. ADAMS Accession No. ML18347B360. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Final EA and FONSI for the Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc’s Initial and Updated DFPs Submitted in Accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c) for Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station ISFSI, dated March 20, 2021. ADAMS Package Accession No. ML21055A833. with minor edits, Request for Change to Unreduced Annuity, RI 20–120. This ICR has been revised in the following manner: The display of the OMB control number and an updated edition date. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until June 14, 2021. 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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2021-0076]


Environmental Assessments and Findings of No Significant Impact 
of Independent Spent Fuel Storage Facilities Decommissioning Funding 
Plans

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact; 
issuance.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing 
this notice regarding the issuance of a final Environmental Assessment 
(EA) and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for its review and 
approval of the initial and updated decommissioning funding plans 
(DFPs) submitted by independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) 
licensees for the ISFSIs listed in the ``Discussion'' section of this 
document.

DATES: The EA and FONSI referenced in this document are available on 
April 14, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2021-0076 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 https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2021-0076. Address 
questions about Docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Stacy Schumann; 
telephone: 301-415-0624; email: [email protected]. For technical 
questions, contact the individuals 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 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 [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.
     Attention: The PDR, where you may examine and order copies 
of public documents, is currently closed. You may submit your request 
to the PDR via email at [email protected] or call 1-800-397-4209 or 
301-415-4737, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (EST), Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yen-Ju Chen, telephone: 301-415-1018, 
email: [email protected] or Bernard White, telephone: 301-415-6577, 
email: [email protected]. Both are staff of the Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    The NRC is considering the approval of the initial and updated DFPs 
submitted by ISFSI licensees. The NRC staff has prepared a final EA and 
FONSI determination for each of the initial and updated ISFSI DFPs in 
accordance with the NRC regulations in part 51 of title 10 of the Code 
of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ``Environmental Protection Regulations 
for Domestic Licensing and Related Regulatory Functions,'' which 
implement the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 
U.S.C. 4321 et seq.).
    The NRC requires its licensees to plan for the eventual 
decommissioning of their licensed facilities prior to license 
termination. On June 17, 2011, the NRC published a final rule in the 
Federal Register amending its decommissioning planning regulations (76 
FR 35512). The final rule amended the NRC regulation, 10 CFR 72.30, 
which concerns financial assurance and decommissioning for ISFSIs. This 
regulation requires each holder of, or applicant for, a license under 
10 CFR part 72 to submit a DFP for the NRC's review and approval. The 
DFP is to demonstrate the licensee's financial assurance, i.e., that 
funds will be available to decommission the ISFSI. The NRC staff will 
later publish its financial analyses of the DFP submittals which will 
be available for public inspection in ADAMS.

II. Discussion

    The following table includes the plant name, docket number, 
licensee, and ADAMS Accession Number for the final EA and FONSI 
determination for each of the individual ISFSIs. The table also 
includes the ADAMS Accession Numbers for other relevant documents, 
including the initial and updated DFP submittals. For further details 
with respect to these actions, see the NRC staff's Final EA and FONSI 
determinations which are available for public inspection in ADAMS and 
at https://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID NRC-2021-0076. For 
additional direction on accessing information related to this document, 
see the ADDRESSES section of this document.

                    Finding of No Significant Impact
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                        Facility: Big Rock Point
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Docket No....................  72-43.
Licensee.....................  Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.
                                (Entergy).
Proposed Action..............  The NRC's review and approval of
                                Entergy's initial and updated DFPs
                                submitted in accordance with 10 CFR
                                72.30(b) and (c).

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Environmental Impact of        The NRC staff has determined that the
 Proposed Action.               proposed action, the review and approval
                                of Entergy's initial and updated DFPs,
                                submitted in accordance with 10 CFR
                                72.30(b) and (c), will not authorize
                                changes to licensed operations or
                                maintenance activities, or result in
                                changes in the types, characteristics,
                                or quantities of radiological or non-
                                radiological effluents released into the
                                environment from the ISFSI, or result in
                                the creation of solid waste. Moreover,
                                the approval of the initial and updated
                                DFPs will not authorize any construction
                                activity, facility modification, or
                                other land-disturbing activity. The NRC
                                staff has concluded that the proposed
                                action is a procedural and
                                administrative action that will not have
                                a significant impact on the environment.
Finding of No Significant      The proposed action does not require
 Impact.                        changes to the ISFSI's licensed routine
                                operations, maintenance activities, or
                                monitoring programs, nor does it require
                                new construction or land-disturbing
                                activities. The scope of the proposed
                                action concerns only the NRC's review
                                and approval of Entergy's initial and
                                updated DFPs. The scope of the proposed
                                action does not include, and will not
                                result in, the review and approval of
                                decontamination or decommissioning
                                activities or license termination for
                                the ISFSI or for other parts of Big Rock
                                Point. Therefore, the NRC staff
                                determined that approval of the initial
                                and updated DFPs for the Big Rock Point
                                ISFSI will not significantly affect the
                                quality of the human environment, and
                                accordingly, the staff has concluded
                                that a FONSI is appropriate. The NRC
                                staff further finds that preparation of
                                an environmental impact statement (EIS)
                                is not required.
Available Documents..........  Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2012.
                                ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated
                                December 13, 2012. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML12352A126.
                               Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2013.
                                ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30)--Correction
                                Notice, dated January 8, 2013. ADAMS
                                Accession No. ML13010A042.
                               Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2015.
                                ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated
                                December 17, 2015. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML15351A524.
                               Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2018.
                                Response to Request for Additional
                                Information regarding ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR
                                72.30), dated June 4, 2018. ADAMS
                                Accession No. ML18155A576.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. EA
                                for Final Rule-Decommissioning Planning,
                                dated February 1, 2009. ADAMS Accession
                                No. ML090500648.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Note
                                to File, Re: ESA Section 7 No Effect
                                Determination for ISFSI DFP Reviews,
                                dated May 15, 2017. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML17135A062.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
                                Request for Additional Information
                                Regarding Entergy Operations, Inc.'s DFP
                                Update for Big Rock Point, Indian Point
                                Nuclear Generating Stations Units 1, 2,
                                and 3, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station,
                                Palisades Nuclear Plant, James A.
                                Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant, and
                                Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station
                                ISFSIs Docket Nos. 72-43, 72-51, 72-
                                1044, 72-07, 72-12, and 72-59, dated
                                April 5, 2018. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML18094B093.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Final
                                EA and FONSI for the Entergy Nuclear
                                Operations, Inc's Initial and Updated
                                DFPs Submitted in Accordance with 10 CFR
                                72.30(b) and (c) for Big Rock Point
                                Nuclear Power Plant ISFSI, dated March
                                31, 2021. ADAMS Package Accession No.
                                ML21062A269.
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  Facility: Indian Point Nuclear Generating Stations, Units 1, 2, and 3
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Docket No....................  72-51.
Licensee.....................  Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.
                                (Entergy).
Proposed Action..............  The NRC's review and approval of
                                Entergy's initial and updated DFPs
                                submitted in accordance with 10 CFR
                                72.30(b) and (c).
Environmental Impact of        The NRC staff has determined that the
 Proposed Action.               proposed action, the review and approval
                                of Entergy's initial and updated DFPs,
                                submitted in accordance with 10 CFR
                                72.30(b) and (c), will not authorize
                                changes to licensed operations or
                                maintenance activities, or result in
                                changes in the types, characteristics,
                                or quantities of radiological or non-
                                radiological effluents released into the
                                environment from the ISFSI, or result in
                                the creation of solid waste. Moreover,
                                the approval of the initial and updated
                                DFPs will not authorize any construction
                                activity, facility modification, or
                                other land-disturbing activity. The NRC
                                staff has concluded that the proposed
                                action is a procedural and
                                administrative action that will not have
                                a significant impact on the environment.
Finding of No Significant      The proposed action does not require
 Impact.                        changes to the ISFSI's licensed routine
                                operations, maintenance activities, or
                                monitoring programs, nor does it require
                                new construction or land-disturbing
                                activities. The scope of the proposed
                                action concerns only the NRC's review
                                and approval of Entergy's initial and
                                updated DFPs. The scope of the proposed
                                action does not include, and will not
                                result in, the review and approval of
                                decontamination or decommissioning
                                activities or license termination for
                                the ISFSI or for other parts of Indian
                                Point Nuclear Generating Stations, Units
                                1, 2, and 3. Therefore, the NRC staff
                                determined that approval of the initial
                                and updated DFPs for the Indian Point
                                ISFSI will not significantly affect the
                                quality of the human environment, and
                                accordingly, the staff has concluded
                                that a FONSI is appropriate. The NRC
                                staff further finds that preparation of
                                an environmental impact statement (EIS)
                                is not required.
Available Documents..........  Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2012.
                                ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated
                                December 13, 2012. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML12352A126.
                               Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2013.
                                ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30)--Correction
                                Notice, dated January 8, 2013. ADAMS
                                Accession No. ML13010A042.

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                               Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2015.
                                ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated
                                December 17, 2015. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML15351A524.
                               Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2018.
                                Response to Request for Additional
                                Information regarding ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR
                                72.30), dated June 4, 2018. ADAMS
                                Accession No. ML18155A576.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. EA
                                for Final Rule-Decommissioning Planning,
                                dated February 1, 2009. ADAMS Accession
                                No. ML090500648.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Note
                                to File, Re: ESA Section 7 No Effect
                                Determination for ISFSI DFP Reviews,
                                dated May 15, 2017. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML17135A062.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
                                Request for Additional Information
                                Regarding Entergy Operations, Inc.'s DFP
                                Update for Big Rock Point, Indian Point
                                Nuclear Generating Stations Units 1, 2,
                                and 3, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station,
                                Palisades Nuclear Plant, James A.
                                Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant, and
                                Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station
                                ISFSIs Docket Nos. 72-43, 72-51, 72-
                                1044, 72-07, 72-12, and 72-59, dated
                                April 5, 2018. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML18094B093.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Order
                                Approving Transfer of Licenses and Draft
                                Conforming Administrative License
                                Amendments, dated November 23, 2020.
                                ADAMS Accession No. ML20297A325.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Final
                                EA and FONSI for the Entergy Nuclear
                                Operations, Inc's Initial and Updated
                                DFPs Submitted in Accordance with 10 CFR
                                72.30(b) and (c) for Indian Point
                                Nuclear Generating Stations, Units 1, 2,
                                and 3 ISFSI, dated April 7, 2021. ADAMS
                                Package Accession No. ML21056A076.
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                 Facility: Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station
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Docket No....................  72-1044.
Licensee.....................  Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.
                                (Entergy), currently Holtec Pilgrim,
                                LLC, and Holtec Decommissioning
                                International, LLC.
Proposed Action..............  The NRC's review and approval of
                                Entergy's initial and updated DFPs
                                submitted in accordance with 10 CFR
                                72.30(b) and (c).
Environmental Impact of        The NRC staff has determined that the
 Proposed Action.               proposed action, the review and approval
                                of Entergy's initial and updated DFPs,
                                submitted in accordance with 10 CFR
                                72.30(b) and (c), will not authorize
                                changes to licensed operations or
                                maintenance activities, or result in
                                changes in the types, characteristics,
                                or quantities of radiological or non-
                                radiological effluents released into the
                                environment from the ISFSI, or result in
                                the creation of solid waste. Moreover,
                                the approval of the initial and updated
                                DFPs will not authorize any construction
                                activity, facility modification, or
                                other land-disturbing activity. The NRC
                                staff has concluded that the proposed
                                action is a procedural and
                                administrative action that will not have
                                a significant impact on the environment.
Finding of No Significant      The proposed action does not require
 Impact.                        changes to the ISFSI's licensed routine
                                operations, maintenance activities, or
                                monitoring programs, nor does it require
                                new construction or land-disturbing
                                activities. The scope of the proposed
                                action concerns only the NRC's review
                                and approval of Entergy's initial and
                                updated DFPs. The scope of the proposed
                                action does not include, and will not
                                result in, the review and approval of
                                decontamination or decommissioning
                                activities or license termination for
                                the ISFSI or for other parts of Pilgrim
                                Nuclear Power Station. Therefore, the
                                NRC staff determined that approval of
                                the initial and updated DFPs for the
                                Pilgrim ISFSI will not significantly
                                affect the quality of the human
                                environment, and accordingly, the staff
                                has concluded that a FONSI is
                                appropriate. The NRC staff further finds
                                that preparation of an environmental
                                impact statement (EIS) is not required.
Available Documents..........  Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2012.
                                ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated
                                December 13, 2012. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML12352A126.
                               Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2013.
                                ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30)--Correction
                                Notice, dated January 8, 2013. ADAMS
                                Accession No. ML13010A042.
                               Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2015.
                                ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated
                                December 17, 2015. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML15351A524.
                               Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2018.
                                Response to Request for Additional
                                Information regarding ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR
                                72.30), dated June 4, 2018. ADAMS
                                Accession No. ML18155A576.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. EA
                                for Final Rule-Decommissioning Planning,
                                dated February 1, 2009. ADAMS Accession
                                No. ML090500648.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Note
                                to File, Re: ESA Section 7 No Effect
                                Determination for ISFSI DFP Reviews,
                                dated May 15, 2017. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML17135A062.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
                                Request for Additional Information
                                Regarding Entergy Operations, Inc.'s DFP
                                Update for Big Rock Point, Indian Point
                                Nuclear Generating Stations Units 1, 2,
                                and 3, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station,
                                Palisades Nuclear Plant, James A.
                                Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant, and
                                Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station
                                ISFSIs Docket Nos. 72-43, 72-51, 72-
                                1044, 72-07, 72-12, and 72-59, dated
                                April 5, 2018. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML18094B093.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Order
                                Approving Direct and Indirect Transfer
                                of License and Conforming Amendment,
                                dated August 22, 2019. ADAMS Accession
                                No. ML19170A265.

[[Page 19650]]

 
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
                                Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station-Issuance
                                of Amendment No. 249 Re: Order Approving
                                Direct Transfer of Renewed Facility
                                Operating License and ISFSI General
                                License and Conforming Amendment, dated
                                August 27, 2019. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML19235A050.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Final
                                EA and FONSI for the Entergy Nuclear
                                Operations, Inc's Initial and Updated
                                DFPs Submitted in Accordance With 10 CFR
                                72.30(b) and (c) for Pilgrim Nuclear
                                Power Station ISFSI, dated March 31,
                                2021. ADAMS Package Accession No.
                                ML21060B114.
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                    Facility: Palisades Nuclear Plant
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Docket No....................  72-07.
Licensee.....................  Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.
                                (Entergy).
Proposed Action..............  The NRC's review and approval of
                                Entergy's initial and updated DFPs
                                submitted in accordance with 10 CFR
                                72.30(b) and (c).
Environmental Impact of        The NRC staff has determined that the
 Proposed Action.               proposed action, the review and approval
                                of Entergy's initial and updated DFPs,
                                submitted in accordance with 10 CFR
                                72.30(b) and (c), will not authorize
                                changes to licensed operations or
                                maintenance activities, or result in
                                changes in the types, characteristics,
                                or quantities of radiological or non-
                                radiological effluents released into the
                                environment from the ISFSI, or result in
                                the creation of solid waste. Moreover,
                                the approval of the initial and updated
                                DFPs will not authorize any construction
                                activity, facility modification, or
                                other land-disturbing activity. The NRC
                                staff has concluded that the proposed
                                action is a procedural and
                                administrative action that will not have
                                a significant impact on the environment.
Finding of No Significant      The proposed action does not require
 Impact.                        changes to the ISFSI's licensed routine
                                operations, maintenance activities, or
                                monitoring programs, nor does it require
                                new construction or land-disturbing
                                activities. The scope of the proposed
                                action concerns only the NRC's review
                                and approval of Entergy's initial and
                                updated DFPs. The scope of the proposed
                                action does not include, and will not
                                result in, the review and approval of
                                decontamination or decommissioning
                                activities or license termination for
                                the ISFSI or for other parts of
                                Palisades Nuclear Plant. Therefore, the
                                NRC staff determined that approval of
                                the initial and updated DFPs for the
                                Palisades ISFSI will not significantly
                                affect the quality of the human
                                environment, and accordingly, the staff
                                has concluded that a FONSI is
                                appropriate. The NRC staff further finds
                                that preparation of an environmental
                                impact statement (EIS) is not required.
Available Documents..........  Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2012.
                                ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated
                                December 13, 2012. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML12352A126.
                               Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2013.
                                ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30)--Correction
                                Notice, dated January 8, 2013. ADAMS
                                Accession No. ML13010A042.
                               Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2015.
                                ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated
                                December 17, 2015. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML15351A524.
                               Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2018.
                                Response to Request for Additional
                                Information regarding ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR
                                72.30), dated June 4, 2018. ADAMS
                                Accession No. ML18155A576.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. EA
                                for Final Rule-Decommissioning Planning,
                                dated February 1, 2009. ADAMS Accession
                                No. ML090500648.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Note
                                to File, Re: ESA Section 7 No Effect
                                Determination for ISFSI DFP Reviews,
                                dated May 15, 2017. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML17135A062.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
                                Request for Additional Information
                                Regarding Entergy Operations, Inc.'s DFP
                                Update for Big Rock Point, Indian Point
                                Nuclear Generating Stations Units 1, 2,
                                and 3, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station,
                                Palisades Nuclear Plant, James A.
                                Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant, and
                                Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station
                                ISFSIs Docket Nos. 72-43, 72-51, 72-
                                1044, 72-07, 72-12, and 72-59, dated
                                April 5, 2018. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML18094B093.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Final
                                EA and FONSI for the Entergy Nuclear
                                Operations, Inc's Initial and Updated
                                DFPs Submitted in Accordance with 10 CFR
                                72.30(b) and (c) for Palisades Nuclear
                                Plant ISFSI, dated March 30, 2021. ADAMS
                                Package Accession No. ML21055A528.
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           Facility: James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant
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Docket No....................  72-12.
Licensee.....................  Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.
                                (Entergy), currently Exelon FitzPatrick,
                                LLC.
Proposed Action..............  The NRC's review and approval of
                                Entergy's initial and updated DFPs
                                submitted in accordance with 10 CFR
                                72.30(b) and (c).
Environmental Impact of        The NRC staff has determined that the
 Proposed Action.               proposed action, the review and approval
                                of Entergy's initial and updated DFPs,
                                submitted in accordance with 10 CFR
                                72.30(b) and (c), will not authorize
                                changes to licensed operations or
                                maintenance activities, or result in
                                changes in the types, characteristics,
                                or quantities of radiological or non-
                                radiological effluents released into the
                                environment from the ISFSI, or result in
                                the creation of solid waste. Moreover,
                                the approval of the initial and updated
                                DFPs will not authorize any construction
                                activity, facility modification, or
                                other land-disturbing activity. The NRC
                                staff has concluded that the proposed
                                action is a procedural and
                                administrative action that will not have
                                a significant impact on the environment.

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Finding of No Significant      The proposed action does not require
 Impact.                        changes to the ISFSI's licensed routine
                                operations, maintenance activities, or
                                monitoring programs, nor does it require
                                new construction or land-disturbing
                                activities. The scope of the proposed
                                action concerns only the NRC's review
                                and approval of Entergy's initial and
                                updated DFPs. The scope of the proposed
                                action does not include, and will not
                                result in, the review and approval of
                                decontamination or decommissioning
                                activities or license termination for
                                the ISFSI or for other parts of James A.
                                FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant.
                                Therefore, the NRC staff determined that
                                approval of the initial and updated DFPs
                                for the FitzPatrick ISFSI will not
                                significantly affect the quality of the
                                human environment, and accordingly, the
                                staff has concluded that a FONSI is
                                appropriate. The NRC staff further finds
                                that preparation of an environmental
                                impact statement (EIS) is not required.
Available Documents..........  Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2012.
                                ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated
                                December 13, 2012. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML12352A126.
                               Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2013.
                                ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30)--Correction
                                Notice, dated January 8, 2013. ADAMS
                                Accession No. ML13010A042.
                               Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2015.
                                ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated
                                December 17, 2015. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML15351A524.
                               Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2018.
                                Response to Request for Additional
                                Information regarding ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR
                                72.30), dated June 4, 2018. ADAMS
                                Accession No. ML18155A576.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. EA
                                for Final Rule-Decommissioning Planning,
                                dated February 1, 2009. ADAMS Accession
                                No. ML090500648.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Note
                                to File, Re: ESA Section 7 No Effect
                                Determination for ISFSI DFP Reviews,
                                dated May 15, 2017. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML17135A062.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. James
                                A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant-Order
                                Approving Direct Transfer of Renewed
                                Facility Operating License and ISFSI
                                General License and Conforming
                                Amendment, dated March 1, 2017. ADAMS
                                Accession No. ML17041A196.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. James
                                A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant--
                                Issuance of Amendment Re: Application
                                for Order to Transfer Renewed Facility
                                Operating License, ISFSI General
                                License, and Conforming Amendment from
                                Entergy Nuclear Fitzpatrick, LLC. and
                                Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., to
                                Exelon Generation Company, LLC, dated
                                March 31, 2017. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML17082A283.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. James
                                A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant-Order
                                Approving Direct Transfer of Renewed
                                Facility Operating License and ISFSI
                                General License and Conforming
                                Amendment, dated November 7, 2017. ADAMS
                                Accession No. ML17240A069.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. James
                                A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant--
                                Issuance of Amendment Re: Application
                                for Order Approving Direct Transfer of
                                Renewed Facility Operating License and
                                ISFSI General License and Conforming
                                Amendment, dated November 30, 2017.
                                ADAMS Accession No. ML17313A077.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
                                Request for Additional Information
                                Regarding Entergy Operations, Inc.'s DFP
                                Update for Big Rock Point, Indian Point
                                Nuclear Generating Stations Units 1, 2,
                                and 3, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station,
                                Palisades Nuclear Plant, James A.
                                Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant, and
                                Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station
                                ISFSIs Docket Nos. 72-43, 72-51, 72-
                                1044, 72-07, 72-12, and 72-59, dated
                                April 5, 2018. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML18094B093.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Final
                                EA and FONSI for the Entergy Nuclear
                                Operations, Inc's Initial and Updated
                                DFPs Submitted in Accordance with 10 CFR
                                72.30(b) and (c) for James A.
                                FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant ISFSI,
                                dated March 30, 2021. ADAMS Package
                                Accession No. ML21056A543.
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             Facility: Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station
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Docket No....................  72-59.
Licensee.....................  Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.
                                (Entergy), currently NorthStar
                                Decommissioning Company, LLC
                                (NorthStar).
Proposed Action..............  The NRC's review and approval of
                                Entergy's initial and updated DFPs
                                submitted in accordance with 10 CFR
                                72.30(b) and (c).
Environmental Impact of        The NRC staff has determined that the
 Proposed Action.               proposed action, the review and approval
                                of Entergy's initial and updated DFPs,
                                submitted in accordance with 10 CFR
                                72.30(b) and (c), will not authorize
                                changes to licensed operations or
                                maintenance activities, or result in
                                changes in the types, characteristics,
                                or quantities of radiological or non-
                                radiological effluents released into the
                                environment from the ISFSI, or result in
                                the creation of solid waste. Moreover,
                                the approval of the initial and updated
                                DFPs will not authorize any construction
                                activity, facility modification, or
                                other land-disturbing activity. The NRC
                                staff has concluded that the proposed
                                action is a procedural and
                                administrative action that will not have
                                a significant impact on the environment.

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Finding of No Significant      The proposed action does not require
 Impact.                        changes to the ISFSI's licensed routine
                                operations, maintenance activities, or
                                monitoring programs, nor does it require
                                new construction or land-disturbing
                                activities. The scope of the proposed
                                action concerns only the NRC's review
                                and approval of Entergy's initial and
                                updated DFPs. The scope of the proposed
                                action does not include, and will not
                                result in, the review and approval of
                                decontamination or decommissioning
                                activities or license termination for
                                the ISFSI or for other parts of Vermont
                                Yankee Nuclear Power Station. Therefore,
                                the NRC staff determined that approval
                                of the initial and updated DFPs for the
                                Vermont Yankee ISFSI will not
                                significantly affect the quality of the
                                human environment, and accordingly, the
                                staff has concluded that a FONSI is
                                appropriate. The NRC staff further finds
                                that preparation of an environmental
                                impact statement (EIS) is not required.
Available Documents..........  Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2012.
                                ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated
                                December 13, 2012. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML12352A126.
                               Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2013.
                                ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30)--Correction
                                Notice, dated January 8, 2013. ADAMS
                                Accession No. ML13010A042.
                               Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2015.
                                ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated
                                December 17, 2015. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML15351A524.
                               Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 2018.
                                Response to Request for Additional
                                Information regarding ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR
                                72.30), dated June 4, 2018. ADAMS
                                Accession No. ML18155A576.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. EA
                                for Final Rule-Decommissioning Planning,
                                dated February 1, 2009. ADAMS Accession
                                No. ML090500648.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Note
                                to File, Re: ESA Section 7 No Effect
                                Determination for ISFSI DFP Reviews,
                                dated May 15, 2017. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML17135A062.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
                                Request for Additional Information
                                Regarding Entergy Operations, Inc.'s DFP
                                Update for Big Rock Point, Indian Point
                                Nuclear Generating Stations Units 1, 2,
                                and 3, Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station,
                                Palisades Nuclear Plant, James A.
                                Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant, and
                                Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station
                                ISFSIs Docket Nos. 72-43, 72-51, 72-
                                1044, 72-07, 72-12, and 72-59, dated
                                April 5, 2018. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML18094B093.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Order
                                Approving the Transfer of License and
                                Conforming Amendment, dated October 11,
                                2018. ADAMS Accession No. ML18248A096.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
                                Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station--
                                Issuance of Amendment Re: Application
                                for Order Approving Direct and Indirect
                                Transfer of Renewed Facility Operating
                                License and ISFSI General License and
                                Conforming Amendment, dated January 11,
                                2019. ADAMS Accession No. ML18347B360.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Final
                                EA and FONSI for the Entergy Nuclear
                                Operations, Inc's Initial and Updated
                                DFPs Submitted in Accordance with 10 CFR
                                72.30(b) and (c) for Vermont Yankee
                                Nuclear Power Station ISFSI, dated March
                                20, 2021. ADAMS Package Accession No.
                                ML21055A833.
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    Dated: April 8, 2021.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
John B. McKirgan,
Chief, Storage and Transportation Licensing Branch, Division of Fuel 
Management, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
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