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

 
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coding, split panel tests, field tests,
expert reviews, focus groups,
respondent debriefings, exploratory
interviews, cognitive interviews, and
usability tests. Cognitive interviews and
usability tests may include the use of
scenarios, paraphrasing, card sorts,
vignette classifications, and rating tasks.
NCSES may conduct these studies using
interviewer-administered or self-
administered methods, including online
convenience samples.
Estimate of Burden. NCSES estimates
that a total reporting and recordkeeping
burden of 15,610 hours will result from
activities to improve its surveys. The
calculation is shown in Table 1.
T
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1—P
OTENTIAL
S
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P
ROJECTS
, W
ITH THE
N
UMBER OF
R
ESPONDENTS AND
B
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H
OURS
.
Number of
respondents Number of
hours
Early Career Doctorate Survey ............................................................................................................................... 500 500
Survey of Earned Doctorates .................................................................................................................................. 1,200 600
Other surveys of the science and engineering workforce ....................................................................................... 1,600 450
Higher Education Research & Development Survey .............................................................................................. 300 500
Federally Funded Research & Development Centers (FFRDC) Survey ................................................................ 60 120
Federal Labs Survey (possible future survey) ........................................................................................................ 275 525
State Government Research & Development Survey ............................................................................................. 150 225
Survey of Nonprofit Research Activities .................................................................................................................. 225 550
Business Research & Development Survey ........................................................................................................... 50 150
Annual Business Survey .......................................................................................................................................... 300 450
Survey of Scientific & Engineering Facilities ........................................................................................................... 300 300
Public Understanding of Science & Engineering Survey ........................................................................................ 550 125
Data dissemination tools and mechanisms ............................................................................................................. 100 100
Other surveys and projects not specified ................................................................................................................ 10,000 3,000
Total .................................................................................................................................................................. 15,610 7,595
Dated: March 7, 2019.
Suzanne H. Plimpton,
Reports Clearance Officer, National Science
Foundation.
[FR Doc. 2019–04478 Filed 3–11–19; 8:45 am]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY
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[NRC–2019–0065]
Biweekly Notice; Applications and
Amendments to Facility Operating
Licenses and Combined Licenses
Involving No Significant Hazards
Considerations
AGENCY
: Nuclear Regulatory
Commission.
ACTION
: Biweekly notice.
SUMMARY
: Pursuant to the Atomic
Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the
Act), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory
Commission (NRC) is publishing this
regular biweekly notice. The Act
requires the Commission to publish
notice of any amendments issued, or
proposed to be issued, and grants the
Commission the authority to issue and
make immediately effective any
amendment to an operating license or
combined license, as applicable, upon a
determination by the Commission that
such amendment involves no significant
hazards consideration, notwithstanding
the pendency before the Commission of
a request for a hearing from any person.
This biweekly notice includes all
notices of amendments issued, or
proposed to be issued, from February
12, 2019 to February 25, 2019. The last
biweekly notice was published on
February 26, 2019.
DATES
: Comments must be filed by April
11, 2019. A request for a hearing must
be filed by May 13, 2019. Comments
received after this date will be
considered if it is practical to do so, but
the Commission is able to ensure
consideration only for comments
received before this date.
ADDRESSES
: You may submit comments
by any of the following methods:
Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to
http://www.regulations.gov and search
for Docket ID NRC–2019–0065. Address
questions about NRC Docket IDs in
Regulations.gov to Krupskaya Castellon;
telephone: 301–287–9221; email:
Krupskaya.Castellon@nrc.gov. For
technical questions, contact the
individual listed in the
FOR FURTHER
INFORMATION CONTACT
section of this
document.
Mail comments to: Office of
Administration, Mail Stop: TWFN–7–
A60M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory
Commission, Washington, DC 20555–
0001, ATTN: Program Management,
Announcements and Editing Staff.
For additional direction on
obtaining information and submitting
comments, see ‘‘Obtaining Information
and Submitting Comments’’ in the
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
section of
this document.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: Kay
Goldstein, Office of Nuclear Reactor
Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory
Commission, Washington DC 20555–
0001; telephone: 301–415–1506, email:
Kay.Goldstein@nrc.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
I. Obtaining Information and
Submitting Comments
A. Obtaining Information
Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2019–
0065, facility name, unit number(s),
plant docket number, application date,
and subject when contacting the NRC
about the availability of information for
this action. You may obtain publicly-
available information related to this
action by any of the following methods:
Federal Rulemaking website: Go to
http://www.regulations.gov and search
for Docket ID NRC–2019–0065.
NRC’s Agencywide Documents
Access and Management System
(ADAMS): You may obtain publicly-
available documents online in the
ADAMS Public Documents collection at
http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/
adams.html. To begin the search, select
‘‘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.
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NRC’s PDR: You may examine and
purchase copies of public documents at
the NRC’s PDR, Room O1–F21, One
White Flint North, 11555 Rockville
Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.
B. Submitting Comments
Please include Docket ID NRC–2019–
0065, facility name, unit number(s),
plant docket number, application date,
and subject in your comment
submission.
The NRC cautions you not to include
identifying or contact information that
you do not want to be publicly
disclosed in your comment submission.
The NRC will post all comment
submissions at http://
www.regulations.gov as well as enter the
comment submissions into ADAMS.
The NRC does not routinely edit
comment submissions to remove
identifying or contact information.
If you are requesting or aggregating
comments from other persons for
submission to the NRC, then you should
inform those persons not to include
identifying or contact information that
they do not want to be publicly
disclosed in their comment submission.
Your request should state that the NRC
does not routinely edit comment
submissions to remove such information
before making the comment
submissions available to the public or
entering the comment into ADAMS.
II. Background
Pursuant to Section 189a.(2) of the
Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended
(the Act), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory
Commission (NRC) is publishing this
regular biweekly notice. The Act
requires the Commission to publish
notice of any amendments issued, or
proposed to be issued, and grants the
Commission the authority to issue and
make immediately effective any
amendment to an operating license or
combined license, as applicable, upon a
determination by the Commission that
such amendment involves no significant
hazards consideration, notwithstanding
the pendency before the Commission of
a request for a hearing from any person.
III. Notice of Consideration of Issuance
of Amendments to Facility Operating
Licenses and Combined Licenses and
Proposed No Significant Hazards
Consideration Determination
The Commission has made a
proposed determination that the
following amendment requests involve
no significant hazards consideration.
Under the Commission’s regulations in
§ 50.92 of title 10 of the Code of Federal
Regulations (10 CFR), this means that
operation of the facility in accordance
with the proposed amendment would
not (1) involve a significant increase in
the probability or consequences of an
accident previously evaluated; or (2)
create the possibility of a new or
different kind of accident from any
accident previously evaluated; or (3)
involve a significant reduction in a
margin of safety. The basis for this
proposed determination for each
amendment request is shown below.
The Commission is seeking public
comments on this proposed
determination. Any comments received
within 30 days after the date of
publication of this notice will be
considered in making any final
determination.
Normally, the Commission will not
issue the amendment until the
expiration of 60 days after the date of
publication of this notice. The
Commission may issue the license
amendment before expiration of the 60-
day period provided that its final
determination is that the amendment
involves no significant hazards
consideration. In addition, the
Commission may issue the amendment
prior to the expiration of the 30-day
comment period if circumstances
change during the 30-day comment
period such that failure to act in a
timely way would result, for example in
derating or shutdown of the facility. If
the Commission takes action prior to the
expiration of either the comment period
or the notice period, it will publish in
the Federal Register a notice of
issuance. If the Commission makes a
final no significant hazards
consideration determination, any
hearing will take place after issuance.
The Commission expects that the need
to take this action will occur very
infrequently.
A. Opportunity To Request a Hearing
and Petition for Leave To Intervene
Within 60 days after the date of
publication of this notice, any persons
(petitioner) whose interest may be
affected by this action may file a request
for a hearing and petition for leave to
intervene (petition) with respect to the
action. Petitions shall be filed in
accordance with the Commission’s
‘‘Agency Rules of Practice and
Procedure’’ in 10 CFR part 2. Interested
persons should consult a current copy
of 10 CFR 2.309. The NRC’s regulations
are accessible electronically from the
NRC Library on the NRC’s website at
http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-
collections/cfr/. Alternatively, a copy of
the regulations is available at the NRC’s
Public Document Room, located at One
White Flint North, Room O1–F21, 11555
Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville,
Maryland 20852. If a petition is filed,
the Commission or a presiding officer
will rule on the petition and, if
appropriate, a notice of a hearing will be
issued.
As required by 10 CFR 2.309(d) the
petition should specifically explain the
reasons why intervention should be
permitted with particular reference to
the following general requirements for
standing: (1) The name, address, and
telephone number of the petitioner; (2)
the nature of the petitioner’s right under
the Act to be made a party to the
proceeding; (3) the nature and extent of
the petitioner’s property, financial, or
other interest in the proceeding; and (4)
the possible effect of any decision or
order which may be entered in the
proceeding on the petitioner’s interest.
In accordance with 10 CFR 2.309(f),
the petition must also set forth the
specific contentions which the
petitioner seeks to have litigated in the
proceeding. Each contention must
consist of a specific statement of the
issue of law or fact to be raised or
controverted. In addition, the petitioner
must provide a brief explanation of the
bases for the contention and a concise
statement of the alleged facts or expert
opinion which support the contention
and on which the petitioner intends to
rely in proving the contention at the
hearing. The petitioner must also
provide references to the specific
sources and documents on which the
petitioner intends to rely to support its
position on the issue. The petition must
include sufficient information to show
that a genuine dispute exists with the
applicant or licensee on a material issue
of law or fact. Contentions must be
limited to matters within the scope of
the proceeding. The contention must be
one which, if proven, would entitle the
petitioner to relief. A petitioner who
fails to satisfy the requirements at 10
CFR 2.309(f) with respect to at least one
contention will not be permitted to
participate as a party.
Those permitted to intervene become
parties to the proceeding, subject to any
limitations in the order granting leave to
intervene. Parties have the opportunity
to participate fully in the conduct of the
hearing with respect to resolution of
that party’s admitted contentions,
including the opportunity to present
evidence, consistent with the NRC’s
regulations, policies, and procedures.
Petitions must be filed no later than
60 days from the date of publication of
this notice. Petitions and motions for
leave to file new or amended
contentions that are filed after the
deadline will not be entertained absent
a determination by the presiding officer
that the filing demonstrates good cause
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by satisfying the three factors in 10 CFR
2.309(c)(1)(i) through (iii). The petition
must be filed in accordance with the
filing instructions in the ‘‘Electronic
Submissions (E-Filing)’’ section of this
document.
If a hearing is requested, and the
Commission has not made a final
determination on the issue of no
significant hazards consideration, the
Commission will make a final
determination on the issue of no
significant hazards consideration. The
final determination will serve to
establish when the hearing is held. If the
final determination is that the
amendment request involves no
significant hazards consideration, the
Commission may issue the amendment
and make it immediately effective,
notwithstanding the request for a
hearing. Any hearing would take place
after issuance of the amendment. If the
final determination is that the
amendment request involves a
significant hazards consideration, then
any hearing held would take place
before the issuance of the amendment
unless the Commission finds an
imminent danger to the health or safety
of the public, in which case it will issue
an appropriate order or rule under 10
CFR part 2.
A State, local governmental body,
Federally-recognized Indian Tribe, or
agency thereof, may submit a petition to
the Commission to participate as a party
under 10 CFR 2.309(h)(1). The petition
should state the nature and extent of the
petitioner’s interest in the proceeding.
The petition should be submitted to the
Commission no later than 60 days from
the date of publication of this notice.
The petition must be filed in accordance
with the filing instructions in the
‘‘Electronic Submissions (E-Filing)’’
section of this document, and should
meet the requirements for petitions set
forth in this section, except that under
10 CFR 2.309(h)(2) a State, local
governmental body, or Federally-
recognized Indian Tribe, or agency
thereof does not need to address the
standing requirements in 10 CFR
2.309(d) if the facility is located within
its boundaries. Alternatively, a State,
local governmental body, Federally-
recognized Indian Tribe, or agency
thereof may participate as a non-party
If a hearing is granted, any person
who is not a party to the proceeding and
is not affiliated with or represented by
a party may, at the discretion of the
presiding officer, be permitted to make
a limited appearance pursuant to the
provisions of 10 CFR 2.315(a). A person
making a limited appearance may make
an oral or written statement of his or her
position on the issues but may not
otherwise participate in the proceeding.
A limited appearance may be made at
any session of the hearing or at any
prehearing conference, subject to the
limits and conditions as may be
imposed by the presiding officer. Details
regarding the opportunity to make a
limited appearance will be provided by
the presiding officer if such sessions are
scheduled.
B. Electronic Submissions (E-Filing)
All documents filed in NRC
adjudicatory proceedings, including a
request for hearing and petition for
leave to intervene (petition), any motion
or other document filed in the
proceeding prior to the submission of a
request for hearing or petition to
intervene, and documents filed by
interested governmental entities that
request to participate under 10 CFR
2.315(c), must be filed in accordance
with the NRC’s E-Filing rule (72 FR
49139; August 28, 2007, as amended at
77 FR 46562; August 3, 2012). The E-
Filing process requires participants to
submit and serve all adjudicatory
documents over the internet, or in some
cases to mail copies on electronic
storage media. Detailed guidance on
making electronic submissions may be
found in the Guidance for Electronic
Submissions to the NRC and on the NRC
website at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/
e-submittals.html. Participants may not
submit paper copies of their filings
unless they seek an exemption in
accordance with the procedures
described below.
To comply with the procedural
requirements of E-Filing, at least 10
days prior to the filing deadline, the
participant should contact the Office of
the Secretary by email at
hearing.docket@nrc.gov, or by telephone
at 301–415–1677, to (1) request a digital
identification (ID) certificate, which
allows the participant (or its counsel or
representative) to digitally sign
submissions and access the E-Filing
system for any proceeding in which it
is participating; and (2) advise the
Secretary that the participant will be
submitting a petition or other
adjudicatory document (even in
instances in which the participant, or its
counsel or representative, already holds
an NRC-issued digital ID certificate).
Based upon this information, the
Secretary will establish an electronic
docket for the hearing in this proceeding
if the Secretary has not already
established an electronic docket.
Information about applying for a
digital ID certificate is available on the
NRC’s public website at http://
www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals/
getting-started.html. Once a participant
has obtained a digital ID certificate and
a docket has been created, the
participant can then submit
adjudicatory documents. Submissions
must be in Portable Document Format
(PDF). Additional guidance on PDF
submissions is available on the NRC’s
public website at http://www.nrc.gov/
site-help/electronic-sub-ref-mat.html. A
filing is considered complete at the time
the document is submitted through the
NRC’s E-Filing system. To be timely, an
electronic filing must be submitted to
the E-Filing system no later than 11:59
p.m. Eastern Time on the due date.
Upon receipt of a transmission, the E-
Filing system time-stamps the document
and sends the submitter an email notice
confirming receipt of the document. The
E-Filing system also distributes an email
notice that provides access to the
document to the NRC’s Office of the
General Counsel and any others who
have advised the Office of the Secretary
that they wish to participate in the
proceeding, so that the filer need not
serve the document on those
participants separately. Therefore,
applicants and other participants (or
their counsel or representative) must
apply for and receive a digital ID
certificate before adjudicatory
documents are filed so that they can
obtain access to the documents via the
E-Filing system.
A person filing electronically using
the NRC’s adjudicatory E-Filing system
may seek assistance by contacting the
NRC’s Electronic Filing Help Desk
through the ‘‘Contact Us’’ link located
on the NRC’s public website at http://
www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-
submittals.html, by email to
MSHD.Resource@nrc.gov, or by a toll-
free call at 1–866–672–7640. The NRC
Electronic Filing Help Desk is available
between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., Eastern
Time, Monday through Friday,
excluding government holidays.
Participants who believe that they
have a good cause for not submitting
documents electronically must file an
exemption request, in accordance with
10 CFR 2.302(g), with their initial paper
filing stating why there is good cause for
not filing electronically and requesting
authorization to continue to submit
documents in paper format. Such filings
must be submitted by: (1) First class
mail addressed to the Office of the
Secretary of the Commission, U.S.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission,
Washington, DC 20555–0001, Attention:
Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff; or
(2) courier, express mail, or expedited
delivery service to the Office of the
Secretary, 11555 Rockville Pike,
Rockville, Maryland 20852, Attention:
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Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff.
Participants filing adjudicatory
documents in this manner are
responsible for serving the document on
all other participants. Filing is
considered complete by first-class mail
as of the time of deposit in the mail, or
by courier, express mail, or expedited
delivery service upon depositing the
document with the provider of the
service. A presiding officer, having
granted an exemption request from
using E-Filing, may require a participant
or party to use E-Filing if the presiding
officer subsequently determines that the
reason for granting the exemption from
use of E-Filing no longer exists.
Documents submitted in adjudicatory
proceedings will appear in the NRC’s
electronic hearing docket which is
available to the public at https://
adams.nrc.gov/ehd, unless excluded
pursuant to an order of the Commission
or the presiding officer. If you do not
have an NRC-issued digital ID certificate
as described above, click ‘‘Cancel’’
when the link requests certificates and
you will be automatically directed to the
NRC’s electronic hearing dockets where
you will be able to access any publicly
available documents in a particular
hearing docket. Participants are
requested not to include personal
privacy information, such as social
security numbers, home addresses, or
personal phone numbers in their filings,
unless an NRC regulation or other law
requires submission of such
information. For example, in some
instances, individuals provide home
addresses in order to demonstrate
proximity to a facility or site. With
respect to copyrighted works, except for
limited excerpts that serve the purpose
of the adjudicatory filings and would
constitute a Fair Use application,
participants are requested not to include
copyrighted materials in their
submission.
For further details with respect to
these license amendment applications,
see the application for amendment
which is available for public inspection
in ADAMS and at the NRC’s PDR. For
additional direction on accessing
information related to this document,
see the ‘‘Obtaining Information and
Submitting Comments’’ section of this
document.
Entergy Operations, Inc., Docket No. 50–
368, Arkansas Nuclear One, Unit 2
(ANO–2), Pope County, Arkansas
Date of amendment request:
December 19, 2018. A publicly-available
version is in ADAMS under Accession
No. ML18353B049.
Description of amendment request:
The amendment would revise the ANO–
2 Technical Specifications by
establishing Actions and Allowable
Outage Times applicable to conditions
where the ANO–2 containment building
sump is inoperable. The proposed
changes are intended to support the
licensee’s resolution of Generic Safety
Issue (GSI)-191, ‘‘Assessment of Debris
Accumulation on PWR [Pressurized-
Water Reactor] Sump Performance.’’
Basis for proposed no significant
hazards consideration determination:
As required by 10 CFR 50.91(a), the
licensee has provided its analysis of the
issue of no significant hazards
consideration, which is presented
below:
1. Does the proposed change involve a
significant increase in the probability or
consequences of an accident previously
evaluated?
Response: No.
The proposed change adds a new
specification to the TS for the containment
sump. An existing SR [surveillance
requirement] on the containment sump is
moved to the new specification. The new
specification retains the existing
requirements on the containment sump and
the actions to be taken when the containment
sump is inoperable with the exception of
adding new actions to be taken when the
containment sump is inoperable due to
containment accident generated and
transported debris exceeding the analyzed
limits. The new action provides time to
evaluate and correct the condition instead of
requiring an immediate plant shutdown.
The containment sump is not an initiator
of any accident previously evaluated. The
containment sump is a passive component
and the proposed change does not increase
the likelihood of the malfunction. As a result,
the probability of an accident is unaffected
by the proposed change.
The containment sump is used to mitigate
accidents previously evaluated by providing
a borated water source for the Emergency
Core Cooling System and Containment Spray
System. The design of the containment sump
and the capability of the containment sump
assumed in the accident analysis are not
changed. The proposed action requires
implementation of mitigating actions while
the containment sump is inoperable and
more frequent monitoring of reactor coolant
leakage to detect any increased potential for
an accident that would require the
containment sump. The consequences of an
accident during the proposed action are no
different than the current consequences of an
accident if the containment sump is
inoperable.
Therefore, the proposed change does not
involve a significant increase in the
probability or consequences of an accident
previously evaluated.
2. Does the proposed change create the
possibility of a new or different kind of
accident from any accident previously
evaluated?
Response: No.
The proposed change adds a new
specification to the TS for the containment
sump. An existing SR on the containment
sump is moved to the new specification. The
new specification retains the existing
requirements on the containment sump and
the actions to be taken when the containment
sump is inoperable with the exception of
adding new actions to be taken when the
containment sump is inoperable due to
containment accident generated and
transported debris exceeding the analyzed
limits. The new action provides time to
evaluate and correct the condition instead of
requiring an immediate plant shutdown.
The proposed change does not alter the
design or design function of the containment
sump or the plant. No new systems are
installed or removed as part of the proposed
change. The containment sump is a passive
component and cannot initiate a malfunction
or accident. No new credible accident is
created that is not encompassed by the
existing accident analyses that assume the
function of the containment sump.
Therefore, the proposed change does not
create the possibility of a new or different
kind of accident from an accident previously
evaluated.
3. Does the proposed change involve a
significant reduction in a margin of safety?
Response: No.
The proposed change adds a new
specification to the TS for the containment
sump. An existing SR on the containment
sump is moved to the new specification. The
new specification retains the existing
requirements on the containment sump and
the actions to be taken when the containment
sump is inoperable with the exception of
adding new actions to be taken when the
containment sump is inoperable due to
containment accident generated and
transported debris exceeding the analyzed
limits. The new action provides time to
evaluate and correct the condition instead of
requiring an immediate plant shutdown.
The proposed change does not affect the
controlling values of parameters used to
avoid exceeding regulatory or licensing
limits. No Safety Limits are affected by the
proposed change. The proposed change does
not affect any assumptions in the accident
analyses that demonstrate compliance with
regulatory and licensing requirements.
Therefore, the proposed change does not
involve a significant reduction in a margin of
safety.
The NRC staff has reviewed the
licensee’s analysis and, based on this
review, it appears that the three
standards of 10 CFR 50.92(c) are
satisfied. Therefore, the NRC staff
proposes to determine that the
amendment request involves no
significant hazards consideration.
Attorney for licensee: Anna Vinson
Jones, Senior Counsel, Entergy Services,
Inc., 101 Constitution Avenue NW,
Suite 200 East, L–ENT–WDC,
Washington, DC 20001.
NRC Branch Chief: Robert J.
Pascarelli.
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Entergy Operations, Inc., System Energy
Resources, Inc., Cooperative Energy, A
Mississippi Electric Cooperative, and
Entergy Mississippi, LLC, Docket No.
50–416, Grand Gulf Nuclear Station,
Unit 1, Claiborne County, Mississippi
Date of amendment request: January
23, 2019. A publicly-available version is
in ADAMS under Accession No.
ML19023A555.
Description of amendment request:
The proposed amendment revises
Technical Specification (TS) Table
3.3.1.1–1, ‘‘Reactor Protection System
Instrumentation,’’ Function 9, ‘‘Turbine
Stop Valve Closure, Trip Oil Pressure—
Low,’’ and Function 10, ‘‘Turbine
Control Valve Fast Closure, Trip Oil
Pressure—Low,’’ and TS 3.3.4.1, ‘‘End
of Cycle Recirculation Pump Trip (EOC–
RPT) Instrumentation,’’ Surveillance
Requirement (SR) 3.3.4.1.2 and SR
3.3.4.1.3. The proposed change revises
the Allowable Value (AV) for the
Turbine Stop Valve Closure Trip Oil
Pressure Function and Turbine Control
Valve Fast Closure Trip Oil Pressure
Function. Additionally, the proposed
amendment adds new Notes to assess
channel performance during testing that
verifies instrument channel setting
values established by the Entergy
setpoint methodology.
Basis for proposed no significant
hazards consideration determination:
As required by 10 CFR 50.91(a), the
licensee has provided its analysis of the
issue of no significant hazards
consideration, which is presented
below:
1. Does the proposed amendment involve
a significant increase in the probability or
consequences of an accident previously
evaluated?
Response: No.
The proposed change to the TS is due to
the replacement of the pressure transmitters
that sense Electrohydraulic Control (EHC)
System pressure and provide signals to the
Reactor Protection System (RPS). The turbine
control valve fast closure signal is monitored
by the turbine control fluid pressure
transmitters and trip units which sense
control fluid pressure decay which is
indicative of fast control valve closure. The
turbine stop valve closure signal originates
from pressure transmitters and trip units
which sense hydraulic trip fluid pressure
decay which is indicative of stop valve
motion away from fully open.
A change in the turbine stop valve closure
trip oil pressure and turbine control valve
fast closure trip oil pressure TS AVs does not
introduce any mechanisms that would
increase the probability of an accident
previously analyzed. The reactor trip on
turbine stop valve closure or turbine control
valve fast closure is initiated by the same
protective signals. There is no change in form
or function of this signal and the probability
or consequences of previously analyzed
accidents are not impacted.
The proposed change also adds test
requirements to the turbine stop valve
closure trip oil pressure and turbine control
valve fast closure trip oil pressure instrument
functions related to those variables to ensure
that instruments will function as required to
initiate protective systems or actuate
mitigating systems at the point assumed in
the applicable setpoint calculation.
Surveillance tests are not an initiator to any
accident previously evaluated. As a result,
the probability of any accident previously
evaluated is not significantly increased. The
systems and components required by these
functions for which surveillance tests are
added are still required to be operable, meet
the acceptance criteria for the surveillance
requirements, and be capable of performing
any mitigation function.
The capacity and the characteristics of both
the original and replacement equipment meet
the original plant design criteria. The
proposed TS changes will not prevent the
capability of structures, systems, and
components (SSCs) to perform their intended
functions for mitigating the consequences of
an accident and meeting applicable
acceptance limits.
Therefore, the proposed change does not
involve a significant increase in the
probability or consequences of an accident
previously evaluated.
2. Does the proposed amendment create
the possibility of a new or different kind of
accident from any accident previously
evaluated?
Response: No.
The proposed change involves a physical
alteration of the plant, i.e., a change in
instrument setpoint. The proposed change
reflects the higher pressure that will be
sensed after the replacement of the pressure
transmitters with changing of the EHC
System from a low pressure system to a high
pressure system. Failure of the new pressure
transmitters would not result in a different
outcome than is considered in the current
design basis. The new hardware (e.g.,
components, equipment, structure, etc.)
serves (provides) the same purpose (e.g.,
function, integrity, etc.) as the hardware it
replaces. Further, the change does not alter
assumptions made in the safety analysis but
ensures that the instruments perform as
assumed in the accident analysis.
Thus, the proposed amendment does not
create the possibility of a new or different
kind of accident from an accident previously
evaluated.
3. Does the proposed amendment involve
a significant reduction in a margin of safety?
Response: No.
The original pressure transmitter
configuration and the new pressure
transmitter configuration both generate the
same reactor trip signal. The difference is
that the initiation of the trip will now be
adjusted to a system of higher pressure. This
system function of sensing and transmitting
a reactor trip signal on turbine stop valve
closure or turbine control valve fast closure
remains the same. Also, the proposed change
adds test requirements that will assure that
TS instrumentation AVs: (1) Will be limiting
settings for assessing instrument channel
operability and; (2) will be conservatively
determined so that evaluation of instrument
performance history and the as-left tolerance
requirements of the calibration procedures
will not have an adverse effect on equipment
operability. The testing methods and
acceptance criteria for systems, structures,
and components, specified in applicable
codes and standards, or alternatives
approved for use by the NRC, will continue
to be met as described in the plant licensing
basis including the Updated Final Safety
Analysis Report. The safety function of the
setpoint is not altered as a result of the
setpoint change and uncertainties are
adequately accounted for.
There will be no adverse effect on margins
of safety since equal or more stringent design
and surveillance requirements will be
applied to the new component (e.g.,
equipment, system, etc.).
Therefore, the proposed amendment does
not involve a significant reduction in a
margin of safety
The NRC staff has reviewed the
licensee’s analysis and, based on this
review, it appears that the three
standards of 10 CFR 50.92(c) are
satisfied. Therefore, the NRC staff
proposes to determine that the
amendment request involves no
significant hazards consideration.
Attorney for licensee: Anna Vinson
Jones, Senior Counsel/Legal
Department, Entergy Services, Inc., 101
Constitution Avenue NW, Suite 200
East, Washington, DC 20001.
NRC Branch Chief: Robert J.
Pascarelli.
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating
Company, et al., Docket No. 50–346,
Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit
No. 1 (DBNPS), Ottawa County, Ohio
Date of amendment request: February
5, 2019. A publicly-available version is
in ADAMS under Accession No.
ML19036A524.
Description of amendment request:
The proposed amendment would revise
the emergency plan for DBNPS
following the permanent cessation of
power operations to reflect the post-
shutdown and permanently defueled
condition. The proposed changes
include revision of the emergency
response organization (ERO) staffing
and editorial changes.
Basis for proposed no significant
hazards consideration determination:
As required by 10 CFR 50.91(a), the
licensee has provided its analysis of the
issue of no significant hazards
consideration, which is presented
below:
1. Does the proposed amendment involve
a significant increase in the probability or
consequences of an accident previously
evaluated?
Response: No.
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The proposed changes to the DBNPS
Emergency Plan do not impact the function
of plant structures, systems, or components
(SSCs). The proposed changes do not involve
the modification of any plant equipment or
affect plant operation. The proposed changes
do not affect accident initiators or precursors,
nor does it alter design assumptions. The
proposed changes do not prevent the ability
of the on-shift staff and augmented ERO to
perform their intended functions to mitigate
the consequences of any accident or event
that will be credible in the permanently
shutdown and defueled condition. The
proposed changes only remove positions that
will no longer be credited in the DBNPS
Emergency Plan.
Therefore, the proposed amendment does
not involve a significant increase in the
probability or consequences of an accident
previously evaluated.
2. Does the proposed amendment create
the possibility of a new or different kind of
accident from any accident previously
evaluated?
Response: No.
The proposed changes reduce the number
of on-shift and augmented ERO positions
commensurate with the hazards associated
with a permanently shutdown and defueled
facility. The proposed changes do not involve
installation of new equipment or
modification of existing equipment, so that
no new equipment failure modes are
introduced. Also, the proposed changes do
not result in a change to the way that the
equipment or facility is operated so that no
new accident initiators are created.
Therefore, the proposed amendment does
not create the possibility of a new or different
kind of accident from any previously
evaluated.
3. Does the proposed amendment involve
a significant reduction in a margin of safety?
Response: No.
Margin of safety is associated with
confidence in the ability of the fission
product barriers (fuel cladding, reactor
coolant system pressure boundary, and
containment structure) to limit the level of
radiation dose to the public. The proposed
changes do not adversely affect existing plant
safety analysis assumptions, safety limits, or
limiting safety system settings that would
adversely affect plant safety as a result of the
proposed changes. The proposed changes are
associated with the DBNPS Emergency Plan
and do not impact operation of the plant or
its response to transients or accidents. The
change does not affect the Technical
Specifications. The proposed changes do not
involve a change in the method of plant
operation, and no accident analyses will be
affected by the proposed changes. Safety
analysis acceptance criteria are not affected
by the proposed changes. The revised DBNPS
Emergency Plan will continue to provide the
necessary response staff with the proposed
changes.
Therefore, the proposed amendment does
not involve a significant reduction in a
margin of safety.
The NRC staff has reviewed the
licensee’s analysis and, based on this
review, it appears that the three
standards of 10 CFR 50.92(c) are
satisfied. Therefore, the NRC staff
proposes to determine that the
amendment request involves no
significant hazards consideration.
Attorney for licensee: Rick
Giannantonio, General Counsel,
FirstEnergy Corporation, Mail Stop
A–GO–15, 76 South Main Street, Akron,
OH 44308.
NRC Branch Chief: David J. Wrona.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company,
Inc., Docket Nos. 50–424 and 50–425,
Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 1
and 2, Burke County, Georgia
Date of amendment request:
December 19, 2018. A publicly-available
version is in ADAMS under Accession
No. ML18353B056.
Description of amendment request:
The amendments would revise the
Conditions, Required Actions, and
Completion Times in the Technical
Specifications (TSs) for the Condition
where one steam supply to the turbine
driven Auxiliary Feedwater (AFW)
pump is inoperable concurrent with an
inoperable motor driven AFW train. In
addition, the amendments would
change the TSs to establish specific
Actions: (1) For when two motor-driven
AFW trains are inoperable at the same
time, and (2) for when the turbine-
driven AFW train is inoperable either
(a) due solely to one inoperable steam
supply, or (b) due to reasons other than
one inoperable steam supply. The
proposed amendments are consistent
with NRC-approved Technical
Specification Task Force (TSTF)
Traveler, TSTF–412, Revision 3,
‘‘Provide Actions for One Steam Supply
to Turbine Driven AFW/EFW Pump
Inoperable.’’ The availability of the
TSTF was announced in the Federal
Register on July 17, 2007 as part of the
consolidated line item improvement
process.
Basis for proposed no significant
hazards consideration determination:
As required by 10 CFR 50.91(a), the
licensee has provided its analysis of the
issue of no significant hazards
consideration, which is presented
below:
1. Does the proposed change involve a
significant increase in the probability or
consequences of any accident previously
evaluated?
Response: No
The Auxiliary/Emergency Feedwater
(AFW/EFW) System is not an initiator of any
design basis accident or event, and therefore
the proposed changes do not increase the
probability of any accident previously
evaluated. The proposed changes to address
the condition of one or two motor driven
AFW/EFW trains inoperable and the turbine
driven AFW/EFW train inoperable due to one
steam supply inoperable do not change the
response of the plant to any accidents.
The proposed changes do not adversely
affect accident initiators or precursors nor
alter the design assumptions, conditions, and
configuration of the facility or the manner in
which the plant is operated and maintained.
The proposed changes do not adversely affect
the ability of structures, systems, and
components (SSCs) to perform their intended
safety function to mitigate the consequences
of an initiating event within the assumed
acceptance limits. The proposed changes do
not affect the source term, containment
isolation, or radiological release assumptions
used in evaluating the radiological
consequences of any accident previously
evaluated. Further, the proposed changes do
not increase the types and amounts of
radioactive effluent that may be released
offsite, nor significantly increase individual
or cumulative occupational/public radiation
exposures.
Therefore, the changes do not involve a
significant increase in the probability or
consequences of any accident previously
evaluated.
2. Does the proposed change create the
possibility of a new or different kind of
accident from any accident previously
evaluated?
Response: No
The proposed changes do not result in a
change in the manner in which the AFW/
EFW System provides plant protection. The
AFW/EFW System will continue to supply
water to the steam generators to remove
decay heat and other residual heat by
delivering at least the minimum required
flow rate to the steam generators. There are
no design changes associated with the
proposed changes. The changes to the
Conditions and Required Actions do not
change any existing accident scenarios, nor
create any new or different accident
scenarios. The changes do not involve a
physical alteration of the plant (i.e., no new
or different type of equipment will be
installed) or a change in the methods
governing normal plant operation. In
addition, the changes do not impose any new
or different requirements or eliminate any
existing requirements.
The changes do not alter assumptions
made in the safety analysis. The proposed
changes are consistent with the safety
analysis assumptions and current plant
operating practice.
Therefore, the changes do not create the
possibility of a new or different kind of
accident from any accident previously
evaluated.
3. Does the proposed change involve a
significant reduction in a margin of safety?
Response: No
The proposed changes do not alter the
manner in which safety limits, limiting safety
system settings or limiting conditions for
operation are determined.
The safety analysis acceptance criteria are
not impacted by these changes. The proposed
changes will not result in plant operation in
a configuration outside the design basis.
Therefore, it is concluded that the
proposed change does not involve a
significant reduction in a margin of safety.
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The NRC staff has reviewed the
licensee’s analysis and, based on this
review, it appears that the three
standards of 10 CFR 50.92(c) are
satisfied. Therefore, the NRC staff
proposes to determine that the
amendment request involves no
significant hazards consideration.
Attorney for licensee: Millicent
Ronnlund, Vice President and General
Counsel, Southern Nuclear Operating
Co., Inc., P.O. Box 1295, Birmingham,
AL 35201–1295.
NRC Branch Chief: Michael T.
Markley.
IV. Previously Published Notices of
Consideration of Issuance of
Amendments to Facility Operating
Licenses and Combined Licenses,
Proposed No Significant Hazards
Consideration Determination, and
Opportunity for a Hearing
The following notices were previously
published as separate individual
notices. The notice content was the
same as above. They were published as
individual notices either because time
did not allow the Commission to wait
for this biweekly notice or because the
action involved exigent circumstances.
They are repeated here because the
biweekly notice lists all amendments
issued or proposed to be issued
involving no significant hazards
consideration.
For details, see the individual notice
in the Federal Register on the day and
page cited. This notice does not extend
the notice period of the original notice.
V. Notice of Issuance of Amendments to
Facility Operating Licenses and
Combined Licenses
During the period since publication of
the last biweekly notice, the
Commission has issued the following
amendments. The Commission has
determined for each of these
amendments that the application
complies with the standards and
requirements of the Atomic Energy Act
of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the
Commission’s rules and regulations.
The Commission has made appropriate
findings as required by the Act and the
Commission’s rules and regulations in
10 CFR chapter I, which are set forth in
the license amendment.
A notice of consideration of issuance
of amendment to facility operating
license or combined license, as
applicable, proposed no significant
hazards consideration determination,
and opportunity for a hearing in
connection with these actions, was
published in the Federal Register as
indicated.
Unless otherwise indicated, the
Commission has determined that these
amendments satisfy the criteria for
categorical exclusion in accordance
with 10 CFR 51.22. Therefore, pursuant
to 10 CFR 51.22(b), no environmental
impact statement or environmental
assessment need be prepared for these
amendments. If the Commission has
prepared an environmental assessment
under the special circumstances
provision in 10 CFR 51.22(b) and has
made a determination based on that
assessment, it is so indicated.
For further details with respect to the
action see (1) the applications for
amendment, (2) the amendment, and (3)
the Commission’s related letter, Safety
Evaluation and/or Environmental
Assessment as indicated. All of these
items can be accessed as described in
the ‘‘Obtaining Information and
Submitting Comments’’ section of this
document.
Entergy Operations, Inc., Docket No. 50–
382, Waterford Steam Electric Station,
Unit 3 (Waterford 3), St. Charles Parish,
Louisiana
Date of amendment request: March 8,
2018, as supplemented by letter dated
October 18, 2018.
Brief description of amendment: The
amendment updated Section 15.4.3.1 of
the Updated Final Safety Analysis
Report for Waterford 3, which describes
the dose consequence of the worst
undetectable single fuel assembly
misload. The updated analysis would
reflect the use of Next Generation Fuel
and integrated fuel burnable absorbers.
Date of issuance: February 13, 2019.
Effective date: As of the date of
issuance and shall be implemented
before the Waterford 3 restart following
Refueling Outage 22.
Amendment No.: 253. A publicly-
available version is in ADAMS under
Accession No. ML19022A337;
documents related to this amendment
are listed in the Safety Evaluation
enclosed with the amendment.
Renewed Facility Operating License
No. NPF–38: The amendment revised
the Updated Final Safety Analysis
Report.
Date of initial notice in Federal
Register: June 19, 2018 (83 FR 28459).
The supplement dated October 18, 2018,
provided additional information that
clarified the application, did not expand
the scope of the application as originally
noticed, and did not change the NRC
staff’s original proposed no significant
hazards consideration determination as
published in the Federal Register.
The Commission’s related evaluation
of the amendment is contained in a
Safety Evaluation dated February 13,
2019.
No significant hazards consideration
comments received: No.
Exelon Generation Company, LLC,
Docket Nos. 50–373 and 50–374, LaSalle
County Station (LSCS), Units 1 and 2,
LaSalle County, Illinois
Date of amendment request: February
7, 2018.
Brief description of amendment: LSCS
Surveillance Requirement (SR) 3.6.1.3.8
associated with Technical
Specifications (TS) 3.6 1.3, ‘‘Primary
Containment Isolation Valves (PCIVs),’’
currently requires testing of each excess
flow check valve (EFCV) during each
refueling outage. The amendments
implemented Technical Specification
Task Force (TSTF)-334, Revision 2,
‘‘Relaxed Surveillance Frequency for
Excess Flow Check Valve Testing,’’ by
revising the number of EFCVs required
to be tested by SR 3.6.1.3.8 from ‘‘each’’
to a ‘‘representative sample.’’ The
representative sample is approximately
20 percent of the reactor
instrumentation line EFCVs such that
each EFCV will be tested at least once
every 10 years (nominal).
Date of issuance: February 14, 2019.
Effective date: As of the date of
issuance and shall be implemented
within 45 days of issuance.
Amendment No.: Unit 1–235; Unit 2–
221. A publicly-available version is in
ADAMS under Accession No.
ML19025A288; documents related to
these amendments are listed in the
Safety Evaluation enclosed with the
amendments.
Renewed Facility Operating License
Nos. NPF–11 and NPF–18: The
amendments revised the Renewed
Facility Operating Licenses and
Technical Specifications.
Date of initial notice in Federal
Register: April 10, 2018 (83 FR 15415).
The Commission’s related evaluation
of the amendments is contained in a
Safety Evaluation dated February 14,
2019.
No significant hazards consideration
comments received: No.
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating
Company, Docket No. 50–440, Perry
Nuclear Power Plant, Unit No. 1, Lake
County, Ohio
Date of amendment request: March 7,
2018, as supplemented by letter dated
October 26, 2018.
Brief description of amendment: The
amendment revised Technical
Specification 5.5.12 to replace the
reference to Regulatory Guide 1.163,
‘‘Performance-Based Containment Leak-
Test Program,’’ with a reference to
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Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) 94–01,
Revision 3–A, ‘‘Industry Guideline for
Implementing Performance-Based
Option of 10 CFR part 50, Appendix J,’’
and the conditions and limitations
specified in NEI 94–01, Revision 2–A, of
the same name, and deleted two of the
four listed exceptions to program
guidelines in TS 5.5.12.
Date of issuance: February 25, 2019.
Effective date: As of the date of
issuance and shall be implemented
within 30 days of issuance.
Amendment No.: 185. A publicly-
available version is in ADAMS under
Accession No. ML19022A324;
documents related to this amendment
are listed in the Safety Evaluation
enclosed with the amendment.
Facility Operating License No. NPF–
58: Amendment revised the Facility
Operating License and Technical
Specifications.
Date of initial notice in Federal
Register: June 19, 2018 (83 FR 28460).
The supplemental letter dated October
26, 2018, provided additional
information that clarified the
application, did not expand the scope of
the application as originally noticed,
and did not change the staff’s original
proposed no significant hazards
consideration determination as
published in the Federal Register.
The Commission’s related evaluation
of the amendment is contained in a
Safety Evaluation dated February 25,
2019.
No significant hazards consideration
comments received: No.
Nebraska Public Power District, Docket
No. 50–298, Cooper Nuclear Station
(CNS), Nemaha County, Nebraska
Date of amendment request: June 11,
2018.
Brief description of amendment: The
amendment revised CNS Technical
Specification (TS) 3.8.3, ‘‘Diesel Fuel
Oil, Lube Oil, and Starting Air,’’ by
removing the current stored diesel fuel
oil volume and lube oil inventory
numerical requirements and replacing
them with duration-based diesel
operating time requirements. The
changes are consistent with the
Technical Specifications Task Force
(TSTF) Traveler TSTF–501, Revision 1,
‘‘Relocate Stored Fuel Oil and Lube Oil
Volume Values to Licensee Control.’’
The amendment also revised a
surveillance requirement associated
with TS 3.8.1, ‘‘AC [Alternating Current]
Sources—Operating,’’ by replacing the
day tank numerical volume requirement
with a duration-based diesel operating
time requirement.
Date of issuance: February 21, 2019.
Effective date: As of the date of
issuance and shall be implemented
within 60 days from the date of
issuance.
Amendment No.: 262. A publicly-
available version is in ADAMS under
Accession No. ML18348B103;
documents related to this amendment
are listed in the Safety Evaluation
enclosed with the amendment.
Renewed Facility Operating License
No. DPR–46: The amendment revised
the Renewed Facility Operating License
and Technical Specifications.
Date of initial notice in Federal
Register: August 28, 2018 (83 FR
43905).
The Commission’s related evaluation
of the amendment is contained in a
Safety Evaluation dated February 21,
2019.
No significant hazards consideration
comments received: No.
VI. Notice of Issuance of Amendments
to Facility Operating Licenses and
Combined Licenses and Final
Determination of No Significant
Hazards Consideration and
Opportunity for a Hearing (Exigent
Public Announcement or Emergency
Circumstances)
During the period since publication of
the last biweekly notice, the
Commission has issued the following
amendments. The Commission has
determined for each of these
amendments that the application for the
amendment complies with the
standards and requirements of the
Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended
(the Act), and the Commission’s rules
and regulations. The Commission has
made appropriate findings as required
by the Act and the Commission’s rules
and regulations in 10 CFR chapter I,
which are set forth in the license
amendment.
Because of exigent or emergency
circumstances associated with the date
the amendment was needed, there was
not time for the Commission to publish,
for public comment before issuance, its
usual notice of consideration of
issuance of amendment, proposed no
significant hazards consideration
determination, and opportunity for a
hearing.
For exigent circumstances, the
Commission has either issued a Federal
Register notice providing opportunity
for public comment or has used local
media to provide notice to the public in
the area surrounding a licensee’s facility
of the licensee’s application and of the
Commission’s proposed determination
of no significant hazards consideration.
The Commission has provided a
reasonable opportunity for the public to
comment, using its best efforts to make
available to the public means of
communication for the public to
respond quickly, and in the case of
telephone comments, the comments
have been recorded or transcribed as
appropriate and the licensee has been
informed of the public comments.
In circumstances where failure to act
in a timely way would have resulted, for
example, in derating or shutdown of a
nuclear power plant or in prevention of
either resumption of operation or of
increase in power output up to the
plant’s licensed power level, the
Commission may not have had an
opportunity to provide for public
comment on its no significant hazards
consideration determination. In such
case, the license amendment has been
issued without opportunity for
comment. If there has been some time
for public comment but less than 30
days, the Commission may provide an
opportunity for public comment. If
comments have been requested, it is so
stated. In either event, the State has
been consulted by telephone whenever
possible.
Under its regulations, the Commission
may issue and make an amendment
immediately effective, notwithstanding
the pendency before it of a request for
a hearing from any person, in advance
of the holding and completion of any
required hearing, where it has
determined that no significant hazards
consideration is involved.
The Commission has applied the
standards of 10 CFR 50.92 and has made
a final determination that the
amendment involves no significant
hazards consideration. The basis for this
determination is contained in the
documents related to this action.
Accordingly, the amendments have
been issued and made effective as
indicated.
Unless otherwise indicated, the
Commission has determined that these
amendments satisfy the criteria for
categorical exclusion in accordance
with 10 CFR 51.22. Therefore, pursuant
to 10 CFR 51.22(b), no environmental
impact statement or environmental
assessment need be prepared for these
amendments. If the Commission has
prepared an environmental assessment
under the special circumstances
provision in 10 CFR 51.12(b) and has
made a determination based on that
assessment, it is so indicated.
For further details with respect to the
action see (1) the application for
amendment, (2) the amendment to
Facility Operating License or Combined
License, as applicable, and (3) the
Commission’s related letter, Safety
Evaluation and/or Environmental
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Assessment, as indicated. All of these
items can be accessed as described in
the ‘‘Obtaining Information and
Submitting Comments’’ section of this
document.
A. Opportunity To Request a Hearing
and Petition for Leave To Intervene
The Commission is also offering an
opportunity for a hearing with respect to
the issuance of the amendment. Within
60 days after the date of publication of
this notice, any persons (petitioner)
whose interest may be affected by this
action may file a request for a hearing
and petition for leave to intervene
(petition) with respect to the action.
Petitions shall be filed in accordance
with the Commission’s ‘‘Agency Rules
of Practice and Procedure’’ in 10 CFR
part 2. Interested persons should
consult a current copy of 10 CFR 2.309.
The NRC’s regulations are accessible
electronically from the NRC Library on
the NRC’s website at http://
www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-
collections/cfr/. Alternatively, a copy of
the regulations is available at the NRC’s
Public Document Room, located at One
White Flint North, Room O1–F21, 11555
Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville,
Maryland 20852. If a petition is filed,
the Commission or a presiding officer
will rule on the petition and, if
appropriate, a notice of a hearing will be
issued.
As required by 10 CFR 2.309(d) the
petition should specifically explain the
reasons why intervention should be
permitted with particular reference to
the following general requirements for
standing: (1) The name, address, and
telephone number of the petitioner; (2)
the nature of the petitioner’s right under
the Act to be made a party to the
proceeding; (3) the nature and extent of
the petitioner’s property, financial, or
other interest in the proceeding; and (4)
the possible effect of any decision or
order which may be entered in the
proceeding on the petitioner’s interest.
In accordance with 10 CFR 2.309(f),
the petition must also set forth the
specific contentions which the
petitioner seeks to have litigated in the
proceeding. Each contention must
consist of a specific statement of the
issue of law or fact to be raised or
controverted. In addition, the petitioner
must provide a brief explanation of the
bases for the contention and a concise
statement of the alleged facts or expert
opinion which support the contention
and on which the petitioner intends to
rely in proving the contention at the
hearing. The petitioner must also
provide references to the specific
sources and documents on which the
petitioner intends to rely to support its
position on the issue. The petition must
include sufficient information to show
that a genuine dispute exists with the
applicant or licensee on a material issue
of law or fact. Contentions must be
limited to matters within the scope of
the proceeding. The contention must be
one which, if proven, would entitle the
petitioner to relief. A petitioner who
fails to satisfy the requirements at 10
CFR 2.309(f) with respect to at least one
contention will not be permitted to
participate as a party.
Those permitted to intervene become
parties to the proceeding, subject to any
limitations in the order granting leave to
intervene. Parties have the opportunity
to participate fully in the conduct of the
hearing with respect to resolution of
that party’s admitted contentions,
including the opportunity to present
evidence, consistent with the NRC’s
regulations, policies, and procedures.
Petitions must be filed no later than
60 days from the date of publication of
this notice. Petitions and motions for
leave to file new or amended
contentions that are filed after the
deadline will not be entertained absent
a determination by the presiding officer
that the filing demonstrates good cause
by satisfying the three factors in 10 CFR
2.309(c)(1)(i) through (iii). The petition
must be filed in accordance with the
filing instructions in the ‘‘Electronic
Submissions (E-Filing)’’ section of this
document.
If a hearing is requested, and the
Commission has not made a final
determination on the issue of no
significant hazards consideration, the
Commission will make a final
determination on the issue of no
significant hazards consideration. The
final determination will serve to
establish when the hearing is held. If the
final determination is that the
amendment request involves no
significant hazards consideration, the
Commission may issue the amendment
and make it immediately effective,
notwithstanding the request for a
hearing. Any hearing would take place
after issuance of the amendment. If the
final determination is that the
amendment request involves a
significant hazards consideration, then
any hearing held would take place
before the issuance of the amendment
unless the Commission finds an
imminent danger to the health or safety
of the public, in which case it will issue
an appropriate order or rule under 10
CFR part 2.
A State, local governmental body,
Federally-recognized Indian Tribe, or
agency thereof, may submit a petition to
the Commission to participate as a party
under 10 CFR 2.309(h)(1). The petition
should state the nature and extent of the
petitioner’s interest in the proceeding.
The petition should be submitted to the
Commission no later than 60 days from
the date of publication of this notice.
The petition must be filed in accordance
with the filing instructions in the
‘‘Electronic Submissions (E-Filing)’’
section of this document, and should
meet the requirements for petitions set
forth in this section, except that under
10 CFR 2.309(h)(2) a State, local
governmental body, or Federally-
recognized Indian Tribe, or agency
thereof does not need to address the
standing requirements in 10 CFR
2.309(d) if the facility is located within
its boundaries. Alternatively, a State,
local governmental body, Federally-
recognized Indian Tribe, or agency
thereof may participate as a non-party
If a hearing is granted, any person
who is not a party to the proceeding and
is not affiliated with or represented by
a party may, at the discretion of the
presiding officer, be permitted to make
a limited appearance pursuant to the
provisions of 10 CFR 2.315(a). A person
making a limited appearance may make
an oral or written statement of his or her
position on the issues but may not
otherwise participate in the proceeding.
A limited appearance may be made at
any session of the hearing or at any
prehearing conference, subject to the
limits and conditions as may be
imposed by the presiding officer. Details
regarding the opportunity to make a
limited appearance will be provided by
the presiding officer if such sessions are
scheduled.
B. Electronic Submissions (E-Filing)
All documents filed in NRC
adjudicatory proceedings, including a
request for hearing and petition for
leave to intervene (petition), any motion
or other document filed in the
proceeding prior to the submission of a
request for hearing or petition to
intervene, and documents filed by
interested governmental entities that
request to participate under 10 CFR
2.315(c), must be filed in accordance
with the NRC’s E-Filing rule (72 FR
49139; August 28, 2007, as amended at
77 FR 46562; August 3, 2012). The E-
Filing process requires participants to
submit and serve all adjudicatory
documents over the internet, or in some
cases to mail copies on electronic
storage media. Detailed guidance on
making electronic submissions may be
found in the Guidance for Electronic
Submissions to the NRC and on the NRC
website at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/
e-submittals.html. Participants may not
submit paper copies of their filings
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unless they seek an exemption in
accordance with the procedures
described below.
To comply with the procedural
requirements of E-Filing, at least 10
days prior to the filing deadline, the
participant should contact the Office of
the Secretary by email at
hearing.docket@nrc.gov, or by telephone
at 301–415–1677, to (1) request a digital
identification (ID) certificate, which
allows the participant (or its counsel or
representative) to digitally sign
submissions and access the E-Filing
system for any proceeding in which it
is participating; and (2) advise the
Secretary that the participant will be
submitting a petition or other
adjudicatory document (even in
instances in which the participant, or its
counsel or representative, already holds
an NRC-issued digital ID certificate).
Based upon this information, the
Secretary will establish an electronic
docket for the hearing in this proceeding
if the Secretary has not already
established an electronic docket.
Information about applying for a
digital ID certificate is available on the
NRC’s public website at http://
www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals/
getting-started.html. Once a participant
has obtained a digital ID certificate and
a docket has been created, the
participant can then submit
adjudicatory documents. Submissions
must be in Portable Document Format
(PDF). Additional guidance on PDF
submissions is available on the NRC’s
public website at http://www.nrc.gov/
site-help/electronic-sub-ref-mat.html. A
filing is considered complete at the time
the document is submitted through the
NRC’s E-Filing system. To be timely, an
electronic filing must be submitted to
the E-Filing system no later than 11:59
p.m. Eastern Time on the due date.
Upon receipt of a transmission, the E-
Filing system time-stamps the document
and sends the submitter an email notice
confirming receipt of the document. The
E-Filing system also distributes an email
notice that provides access to the
document to the NRC’s Office of the
General Counsel and any others who
have advised the Office of the Secretary
that they wish to participate in the
proceeding, so that the filer need not
serve the document on those
participants separately. Therefore,
applicants and other participants (or
their counsel or representative) must
apply for and receive a digital ID
certificate before adjudicatory
documents are filed so that they can
obtain access to the documents via the
E-Filing system.
A person filing electronically using
the NRC’s adjudicatory E-Filing system
may seek assistance by contacting the
NRC’s Electronic Filing Help Desk
through the ‘‘Contact Us’’ link located
on the NRC’s public website at http://
www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-
submittals.html, by email to
MSHD.Resource@nrc.gov, or by a toll-
free call at 1–866–672–7640. The NRC
Electronic Filing Help Desk is available
between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., Eastern
Time, Monday through Friday,
excluding government holidays.
Participants who believe that they
have a good cause for not submitting
documents electronically must file an
exemption request, in accordance with
10 CFR 2.302(g), with their initial paper
filing stating why there is good cause for
not filing electronically and requesting
authorization to continue to submit
documents in paper format. Such filings
must be submitted by: (1) First class
mail addressed to the Office of the
Secretary of the Commission, U.S.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission,
Washington, DC 20555–0001, Attention:
Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff; or
(2) courier, express mail, or expedited
delivery service to the Office of the
Secretary, 11555 Rockville Pike,
Rockville, Maryland 20852, Attention:
Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff.
Participants filing adjudicatory
documents in this manner are
responsible for serving the document on
all other participants. Filing is
considered complete by first-class mail
as of the time of deposit in the mail, or
by courier, express mail, or expedited
delivery service upon depositing the
document with the provider of the
service. A presiding officer, having
granted an exemption request from
using E-Filing, may require a participant
or party to use E-Filing if the presiding
officer subsequently determines that the
reason for granting the exemption from
use of E-Filing no longer exists.
Documents submitted in adjudicatory
proceedings will appear in the NRC’s
electronic hearing docket which is
available to the public at https://
adams.nrc.gov/ehd, unless excluded
pursuant to an order of the Commission
or the presiding officer. If you do not
have an NRC-issued digital ID certificate
as described above, click ‘‘Cancel’’
when the link requests certificates and
you will be automatically directed to the
NRC’s electronic hearing dockets where
you will be able to access any publicly
available documents in a particular
hearing docket. Participants are
requested not to include personal
privacy information, such as social
security numbers, home addresses, or
personal phone numbers in their filings,
unless an NRC regulation or other law
requires submission of such
information. For example, in some
instances, individuals provide home
addresses in order to demonstrate
proximity to a facility or site. With
respect to copyrighted works, except for
limited excerpts that serve the purpose
of the adjudicatory filings and would
constitute a Fair Use application,
participants are requested not to include
copyrighted materials in their
submission.
Northern States Power Company—
Minnesota, Docket No. 50–306, Prairie
Island Nuclear Generating Plant, Unit 2,
Goodhue County, Minnesota
Date of amendment request: January
29, 2019.
Description of amendment: The
amendment revised Technical
Specification 3.8.1, Condition E, to
allow a one-time extension to the
completion time for two diesel
generators out of service. This notice
supplements the notice published
February 26, 2019 (84 FR 6182).
Date of issuance: January 29, 2019.
Effective date: January 29, 2019.
Amendment No: 213. A publicly-
available version is in ADAMS under
Accession No. ML19029A094;
documents related to this amendment
are listed in the Safety Evaluation
enclosed with the amendment.
Renewed Facility Operating License
No. DPR–60: The amendment revised
the Renewed Facility Operating License
and Technical Specifications.
Public comments requested as to
proposed no significant hazards
consideration (NSHC): No.
The Commission’s related evaluation
of the amendment, finding of emergency
circumstances, state consultation, and
final NSHC determination are contained
in a Safety Evaluation dated January 29,
2019.
Attorney for licensee: Peter M. Glass,
Assistant General Counsel, Xcel Energy
Services, Inc., 414 Nicollet Mall,
Minneapolis, MN 55401.
NRC Branch Chief: David J. Wrona.
Southern Nuclear Operating Company,
Inc., Georgia Power Company,
Oglethorpe Power Corporation,
Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia,
City of Dalton, Georgia, Docket Nos. 50–
321 and 50–366, Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear
Plant, Unit Nos. 1 and 2, Appling
County, Georgia
Date of amendment request: February
19, 2019, as supplemented by letter
dated February 20, 2019.
Brief description of amendments: The
amendments revise the Unit No. 1 and
Unit No. 2 Technical Specifications (TS)
requirements of TS 3.8.1, ‘‘AC
Sources—Operating,’’ to change
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Surveillance Requirement 3.8.1.8 to
increase the voltage limit for the
emergency diesel generator full load
rejection test for the Unit No. 2 diesel
generators and the swing diesel
generator.
Date of issuance: February 22, 2019.
Effective date: As of the date of
issuance and shall be implemented
within 30 days from the date of
issuance.
Amendment Nos.: Unit 1–294, Unit
2–239. A publicly-available version is in
ADAMS under Accession No.
ML19053A093; documents related to
these amendments are listed in the
Safety Evaluation enclosed with the
amendments.
Renewed Facility Operating License
Nos. DPR–57 and NPF–5: Amendments
revised the Renewed Facility Operating
Licenses and Technical Specifications.
Public comments requested as to
proposed no significant hazards
consideration (NSHC): No.
The Commission’s related evaluation
of the amendments, finding of
emergency circumstances, state
consultation, and final NSHC
determination are contained in a Safety
Evaluation dated February 22, 2019.
Attorney for licensee: Millicent
Ronnlund, Vice President and General
Counsel, Southern Nuclear Operating
Co., Inc., P.O. Box 1295, Birmingham,
AL 35201–1295.
NRC Branch Chief: Michael T.
Markley.
Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 28th day
of February 2019.
For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Kathryn M. Brock,
Deputy Director, Division of Operating
Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor
Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2019–03911 Filed 3–11–19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7590–01–P
OFFICE OF PERSONNEL
MANAGEMENT
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information
Collection: Federal Employees Dental
and Vision Insurance Program
(FEDVIP) Enrollment System
AGENCY
: Office of Personnel
Management.
ACTION
: 60-Day notice and request for
comments.
SUMMARY
: The Office of Personnel
Management (OPM) offers the general
public and other federal agencies the
opportunity to comment on an existing
information collection request (ICR)
3206–0272, Federal Employees Dental
and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)
Enrollment System. As required by the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, as
amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act,
OPM is soliciting comments for this
collection. The Office of Management
and Budget is particularly interested in
comments that: Evaluate whether the
proposed collection of information is
necessary for the proper performance of
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 submissions of responses.
DATES
: Comments are encouraged and
will be accepted until May 13, 2019.
This process is conducted in accordance
ADDRESSES
: You may submit comments,
identified by docket number and title,
by the following method:
Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://
www.regulations.gov. Follow the
instructions for submitting comments.
All submissions received must include
the agency name and docket number for
this document. The general policy for
comments and other submissions from
members of the public is to make these
submissions available for public
viewing at http://www.regulations.gov
as they are received without change,
including any personal identifiers or
contact information.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: A
copy of this ICR, with applicable
supporting documentation, may be
obtained by contacting Julia Elam,
Office of Personnel Management, 1600 E
St. NW, Rm. 4316–AL, Washington, DC
20415 Attention: Julia Elam, call (202)
606–2128, or send via electronic mail to
FEDVIP@opm.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: The
Federal Employees Dental and Vision
Insurance Program Enrollment System
uses BENEFEDS, which is the secure
enrollment website sponsored by OPM
that allows eligible individuals to enroll
or change enrollment in a FEDVIP plan.
Eligible individuals use the system to
enroll or change enrollment during the
annual Open Season or when
experiencing a qualifying life event
under 5 CFR 894.101. Federal Civilian
and U.S. Postal Service (USPS)
employees, retirees (annuitants),
survivor annuitants, compensationers,
and their eligible family members can
enroll and be enrolled in FEDVIP. In
addition, most uniformed services
retirees and their families are eligible to
enroll in dental and vision insurance
and most uniformed services active duty
family members became eligible to
enroll in vision insurance under
FEDVIP during the 2018 Open Season
for coverage effective January 1, 2019.
OPM uses this enrollment system to
carry out its responsibility to administer
the FEDVIP in accordance with 5 U.S.C.
chapters 89A and 89B and
implementing regulations (5 CFR part
894) but has been doing so without an
OMB control number.
As required by the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13,
44 U.S.C. chapter 35) OPM is soliciting
comments for this collection (OMB No.
3206–XXXX).
Agency: Office of Personnel
Management.
Title: Federal Employees Dental and
Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)
Enrollment System.
OMB Number: 3206–0272.
Frequency: On occasion.
Affected Public: Individuals or
Households.
Number of Respondents: 332,304.
Estimated Time per Respondent: 8
minutes.
Total Burden Hours: 44,307 hours.
Office of Personnel Management.
Alexys Stanley,
Regulatory Affairs Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2019–04398 Filed 3–11–19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6325–64–P
OFFICE OF PERSONNEL
MANAGEMENT
Submission for Review:
Reemployment of Annuitants
AGENCY
: Office of Personnel
Management.
ACTION
: 60-Day notice and request for
comments.
SUMMARY
: The Office of Personnel
Management (OPM) offers the general
public and other federal agencies the
opportunity to comment on an existing
information collection request (ICR),
Reemployment of Annuitants.
DATES
: Comments are encouraged and
will be accepted until May 13, 2019.
ADDRESSES
: You may submit comments,
identified by docket number and title,
by the following method:
Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://
www.regulations.gov. Follow the
instructions for submitting comments.
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