[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 227 (Monday, November 27, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68642-68644]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-19972]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION


Notice of Availability of Model Application on Technical 
Specification Improvement To Modify Requirements Regarding LCO 3.10.1, 
Inservice Leak and Hydrostatic Testing Operation Using the Consolidated 
Line Item Improvement Process

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the staff of the Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission (NRC) has prepared a model licensee application 
relating to the modification of shutdown testing requirements in 
technical specifications (TS) for Boiling Water Reactors (BWR). The 
purpose of this model is to permit the NRC to efficiently process 
amendments that propose to modify LCO 3.10.1, and the associated Bases, 
to expand its scope to include provisions for temperature excursions 
greater than [200][deg]F as a consequence of inservice leak and 
hydrostatic testing, and as a consequence of scram time testing 
initiated in conjunction with an inservice leak or hydrostatic test, 
while considering operational conditions to be in Mode 4. Licensees of 
nuclear power

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reactors to which the model applies could then request amendments, 
confirming the applicability to their reactors.

DATES: The NRC staff issued a Federal Register Notice on September 25, 
2006 (71 FR 55807) that provided a model application relating to 
modification of requirements regarding LCO 3.10.1, ``Inservice Leak and 
Hydrostatic Testing Operation.'' The NRC staff hereby announces that 
the model application may be referenced in plant-specific applications 
to adopt the changes. The staff will post the model application on the 
NRC Web site to assist licensees in using the consolidated line item 
improvement process (CLIIP) to revise the TS on LCO 3.10.1, ``Inservice 
Leak and Hydrostatic Testing Operation.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Kobetz, Mail Stop: O-12H2, 
Division of Inspections and Regional Support, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001, telephone 301-415-1932.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Regulatory Issue Summary 2000-06, ``Consolidated Line Item 
Improvement Process for Adopting Standard Technical Specification 
Changes for Power Reactors,'' was issued on March 20, 2000. The 
consolidated line item improvement process (CLIIP) is intended to 
improve the efficiency of NRC licensing processes by processing 
proposed changes to the standard technical specifications (STS) in a 
manner that supports subsequent license amendment applications. The 
CLIIP includes an opportunity for the public to comment on a proposed 
change to the STS after a preliminary assessment by the NRC staff and a 
finding that the change will likely be offered for adoption by 
licensees. The CLIIP directs the NRC staff to evaluate any comments 
received for a proposed change to the STS and to either reconsider the 
change or announce the availability of the change for adoption by 
licensees.
    A model safety evaluation and no significant hazards determination 
regarding the proposed changes to LCO 3.10.1 have been previously 
posted in the Federal Register for availability on October 27, 2006 (71 
FR 63050). This notice makes available a model application that will 
permit the NRC to efficiently process amendments that propose to modify 
LCO 3.10.1, and the associated Bases, to expand its scope to include 
provisions for temperature excursions greater than [200][deg]F as a 
consequence of inservice leak and hydrostatic testing, and as a 
consequence of scram time testing initiated in conjunction with an 
inservice leak or hydrostatic test, while considering operational 
conditions to be in Mode 4.

Applicability

    Licensees opting to apply for this TS change are responsible for 
reviewing the staff's evaluation, referencing the applicable technical 
justifications, and providing any necessary plant-specific information. 
To efficiently process the incoming license amendment applications, the 
NRC staff requests that each licensee applying for the changes 
addressed by TSTF-484, Revision 0, using the CLIIP, submit a license 
amendment request that adheres to the attached model application. 
Variations from the model application in this notice may require 
additional review by NRC staff, and may increase the time and resources 
needed for review. Significant variations from the model application, 
or inclusion of additional changes to the license, may result in staff 
rejection of the submittal. Each amendment application made in response 
to the notice of availability will be processed and noticed in 
accordance with applicable rules and NRC procedures.

Public Notices

    In a notice in the Federal Register dated September 25, 2006 (71 FR 
55807), the staff requested comment on the use of a model application 
to process requests to revise the TS regarding LCO 3.10.1, ``Inservice 
Leak and Hydrostatic Testing Operation.'' No comments have been 
received. TSTF-484, as well as the NRC staff's safety evaluation and 
model application, may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the 
NRC's Public Document Room, located at One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available 
records are accessible electronically from the ADAMS Public Library 
component on the NRC Web site, (the Electronic Reading Room).

Model Application for License Amendments Adopting TSTF-484, Rev. 0, 
``use of TS 3.10.1 for Scram Time Testing Activities''

    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Document Control Desk, 
Washington, DC 20555.
    SUBJECT: [Plant Name]
    Docket No. 50--License Amendment Request for Adoption of TSTF-484, 
Rev. 0, ``Use of TS 3.10.1 for Scram Time Testing Activities''
    In accordance with the provisions of Section 50.90 of Title 10 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR 50.90), [LICENSEE] is 
submitting a request for an amendment to the technical specifications 
(TS) for [PLANT NAME, UNIT NO.].
    The proposed amendment would revise LCO 3.10.1, and the associated 
Bases, to expand its scope to include provisions for temperature 
excursions greater than [200][deg]F as a consequence of inservice leak 
and hydrostatic testing, and as a consequence of scram time testing 
initiated in conjunction with an inservice leak or hydrostatic test, 
while considering operational conditions to be in Mode 4. This change 
is consistent with NRC approved Revision 0 to Technical Specification 
Task Force (TSTF) Improved Standard Technical Specification Change 
Traveler, TSTF-484, ``Use of TS 3.10.1 for Scram Time Testing 
Activities.'' The availability of the TS 3.10.1 revision was announced 
in the Federal Register on October 27, 2006 (71 FR 63050) as part of 
the consolidated line item improvement process (CLIIP).
    Attachment 1 provides an evaluation of the proposed change. 
Attachment 2 provides the existing TS pages marked up to show the 
proposed change. Attachment 3 provides the proposed TS changes in final 
typed format. Attachment 4 provides the existing Bases pages marked up 
to show the proposed change.
    [LICENSEE] requests approval of the proposed license amendment by 
[DATE], with the amendment being implemented [BY DATE OR WITHIN X 
DAYS].
    In accordance with 10 CFR 50.91, a copy of this application, with 
attachments, is being provided to the designated [STATE] Official.
    If you should have any questions regarding this submittal, please 
contact [ ].
    I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United 
States of America that I am authorized by [LICENSEE] to make this 
request and that the foregoing is true and correct.
    Executed on [DATE].
    [NAME, TITLE]
    Attachments: 1. Evaluation of Proposed Change; 2. Proposed 
Technical Specification Change (Mark-Up); 3. Proposed Technical 
Specification Change (Re-Typed); 4. Proposed Technical Specification 
Bases Change (Mark-Up).
    cc: [NRR Project Manager]
    [Regional Office]
    [Resident Inspector]
    [State Contact]

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Attachment 1--Evaluation of Proposed Change

License Amendment Request for Adoption of TSTF-484, Rev. 0, ``Use of TS 
3.10.1 for Scram Time Testing Activities''

1.0 Description
2.0 Proposed Change
3.0 Background
4.0 Technical Analysis
5.0 Regulatory Safety Analysis
5.1 No Significant Hazards Determination
5.2 Applicable Regulatory Requirements/Criteria
6.0 Environmental Consideration
7.0 References

1.0 Description

    The proposed amendment would revise LCO 3.10.1, and the associated 
Bases, to expand its scope to include provisions for temperature 
excursions greater than [200][deg]F as a consequence of inservice leak 
and hydrostatic testing, and as a consequence of scram time testing 
initiated in conjunction with an inservice leak or hydrostatic test, 
while considering operational conditions to be in Mode 4. This change 
is consistent with NRC approved Revision 0 to Technical Specification 
Task Force (TSTF) Improved Standard Technical Specification Change 
Traveler, TSTF-484, ``Use of TS 3.10.1 for Scram Time Testing 
Activities.'' The availability of the TS 3.10.1 revision was announced 
in the Federal Register on October 27, 2006 (71 FR 63050) as part of 
the consolidated line item improvement process (CLIIP).

2.0 Proposed Change

    Consistent with the NRC approved Revision 0 of TSTF-484, the 
proposed TS changes include a revised TS 3.10.1, ``Inservice Leak and 
Hydrostatic Testing Operation.'' Proposed revisions to the TS Bases are 
also included in this application. Adoption of the TS Bases associated 
with TSTF-484, Revision 0 is an integral part of implementing this TS 
amendment. The changes to the affected TS Bases pages will be 
incorporated in accordance with the TS Bases Control Program.
    This application is being made in accordance with the CLIIP. 
[LICENSEE] is [not] proposing variations or deviations from the TS 
changes described in TSTF-484, Revision 0, or the NRC staff's model 
safety evaluation (SE) published on October 27, 2006 (71 FR 63050) as 
part of the CLIIP Notice of Availability. [Discuss any deviations]

3.0 Background

    The background for this application is adequately addressed by the 
NRC Notice of Availability published on October 27, 2006 (71 FR 63050).

4.0 Technical Analysis

    [LICENSEE] has reviewed the safety evaluation (SE) published on 
October 27, 2006 (71 FR 63050) as part of the CLIIP Notice of 
Availability. [LICENSEE] has concluded that the technical 
justifications presented in the SE prepared by the NRC staff are 
applicable to [PLANT, UNIT NO.] and therefore justify this amendment 
for the incorporation of the proposed changes to the [PLANT] TS.

5.0 Regulatory Safety Analysis

5.1 No Significant Hazards Determination

    [LICENSEE] has reviewed the no significant hazards determination 
published on August 21, 2006 (71 FR 48561) as part of the CLIIP Notice 
for Comment. The no significant hazards determination was made 
available on October 27, 2006 (71 FR 63050) as part of the CLIIP Notice 
of Availability. [LICENSEE] has concluded that the determination 
presented in the notice is applicable to [PLANT, UNIT NO.] and the 
determination is hereby incorporated by reference to satisfy the 
requirements of 10 CFR 50.91(a).

5.2 Applicable Regulatory Requirements / Criteria

    A description of the proposed TS change and its relationship to 
applicable regulatory requirements was provided in the NRC Notice of 
Availability published on October 27, 2006 (71 FR 63050).

6.0 Environmental Consideration

    [LICENSEE] has reviewed the environmental evaluation included in 
the safety evaluation (SE) published on October 27, 2006 (71 FR 63050) 
as part of the CLIIP Notice of Availability. [LICENSEE] has concluded 
that the staff's findings presented in that evaluation are applicable 
to [PLANT, NO.] and the evaluation is hereby incorporated by reference 
for this application.

7.0 References

    1. Federal Register Notice, Notice of Availability published on 
October 27, 2006 (71 FR 63050).
    2. Federal Register Notice, Notice for Comment published on August 
21, 2006 (71 FR 48561)
    3. TSTF-484 Revision 0, ``Use of TS 3.10.1 for Scram Times Testing 
Activities''

Attachment 2

    Proposed Technical Specification Change (Mark-Up)

Attachment 3

    Proposed Technical Specification Change (Re-Typed)

Attachment 4

    Proposed Technical Specification Bases Change (Mark-Up)
    Principal Contributor: Aron Lewin.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 20th of November 2006.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Timothy Kobetz,
Chief, Technical Specifications Branch, Division of Inspections and 
Regional Support, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
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