[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 51 (Wednesday, March 18, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11606-11610]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-5810]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 52-039; NRC-2009-0112]


PPL Bell Bend, LLC; Combined License Application for the Bell 
Bend Nuclear Power Plant; Notice of Hearing, Opportunity To Petition 
for Leave To Intervene, and Associated Order

    Pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and the 
regulations in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 
Part 2, ``Rules of Practice for Domestic Licensing Proceedings and 
Issuance of Orders,'' 10 CFR Part 50, ``Domestic Licensing of 
Production and Utilization Facilities,'' and 10 CFR Part 52, 
``Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants,'' 
notice is hereby given that a hearing will be held, at a time and place 
to be set in the future by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, 
the Commission) or designated by the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board 
(Board). The hearing will consider the application dated October 10, 
2008, filed by PPL Bell Bend, LLC, pursuant to Subpart C of 10 CFR Part 
52, for a combined license (COL). The application, which was 
supplemented by the applicant by letters dated November 18, 2008, 
November 24, 2008, December 1, 2008, and December 8, 2008, requests 
approval of a COL for the Bell Bend Nuclear Power Plant to be located 
in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The application was accepted for 
docketing on December 19, 2008 (73 FR 79519). The docket number 
established for this application is 52-039. The Bell Bend Nuclear Power 
Plant COL application incorporates by reference the application for a 
standard Design Certification for the U. S. Evolutionary Power Reactor 
(EPR) submitted to NRC by AREVA NP on December 11, 2007. This design 
certification application was supplemented by letters dated February 7, 
2008, and February 20, 2008. The U.S. EPR design certification 
application was accepted for docketing on February 25, 2008, and is the 
subject of an ongoing rulemaking under docket number 52-020.
    The hearing will be conducted by a Board that will be designated by 
the Chief Judge of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel or will 
be conducted by the Commission. Notice as to the membership of the 
Board will be published in the Federal Register at a later date. The 
NRC staff will complete a detailed technical review of the application 
and will document its findings in a safety evaluation report. The 
Commission will refer a copy of the application to the Advisory 
Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) in accordance with 10 CFR 52.87, 
``Referral to the ACRS,'' and the ACRS will report on those portions of 
the application that concern safety.
    Any person whose interest may be affected by this proceeding and 
who desires to participate as a party to this proceeding must file a 
written petition for leave to intervene in accordance with 10 CFR 
2.309. Those permitted to intervene become parties to the proceeding, 
subject to any limitations in the order granting leave to intervene, 
and have the opportunity to participate fully in the conduct of the 
hearing.
    A petition for a leave to intervene must be filed no later than 60 
days from the date of publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register. Non-timely filings will not be entertained absent a 
determination by the Commission or presiding officer designated to rule 
on the petition, pursuant to the requirements of 10 CFR 2.309(c)(i) 
through (c)(viii).
    Those permitted to intervene become parties to the proceeding, 
subject to any limitations in the order granting leave to intervene, 
and have the opportunity to participate fully in the conduct of the 
hearing. A petition for leave to intervene must be filed in accordance 
with the NRC E-Filing rule, which was promulgated by the NRC on August 
28, 2007 (72 FR 49139). The E-Filing process requires participants to 
submit and serve documents over the Internet or in some cases to mail 
copies on electronic storage media. Participants may not submit paper 
copies of their filings unless they seek a waiver 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 petitioner must contact the 
Office of the Secretary by e-mail at HearingDocket@nrc.gov, or by 
calling (301) 415-1677, to request (1) a digital ID certificate, which 
allows the participant (or its counsel or representative) to digitally 
sign documents and access the E-Submittal server for any proceeding in 
which it is participating; and/or (2) creation of an electronic docket 
for the proceeding (even in instances in which the petitioner (or its 
counsel or representative) already holds an NRC-issued digital ID 
certificate). Each participant will need to download the Workplace 
Forms Viewer\TM\ to access the Electronic Information Exchange (EIE), a 
component of the E-Filing system. The Workplace Forms Viewer\TM\ is 
free and is available at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals/
install-viewer.html. Information about applying for a digital ID 
certificate is available on NRC's public Web site at http://
www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals/apply-certificates.html.
    Once a participant has obtained a digital ID certificate, had a 
docket created, and downloaded the EIE viewer, it can then submit a 
petition for leave to intervene. Submissions should be in Portable 
Document Format (PDF) in accordance with NRC guidance available on the 
NRC public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals.html. 
A filing is considered complete at the time the filer submits its 
documents through EIE. To be timely, an electronic filing must be 
submitted to the EIE system no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on 
the due date. Upon

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receipt of a transmission, the E-Filing system time-stamps the document 
and sends the submitter an e-mail notice confirming receipt of the 
document. The EIE system also distributes an e-mail notice that 
provides access to the document to the NRC 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 documents on those participants separately. Therefore, 
applicants and other participants (or their counsel or representative) 
must apply for and receive a digital ID certificate before a petition 
to intervene is filed so that they can obtain access to the document 
via the E-Filing system.
    A person filing electronically may seek assistance through the 
``Contact Us'' link located on the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/
site-help/e-submittals.html or by calling the NRC Meta-System Help 
Desk, which is available between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time, 
Monday through Friday. The Meta-System Help Desk can be contacted by 
telephone at 1-866-672-7640 or by e-mail at MSHD.Resource@nrc.gov.
    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 
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, Sixteenth 
Floor, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, 
Maryland, 20852, Attention: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff. 
Participants filing a document 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.
    Non-timely requests and/or petitions and contentions will not be 
entertained absent a determination by the Commission, the presiding 
officer, or the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board that the petition 
and/or request should be granted and/or the contentions should be 
admitted based on a balancing of the factors specified in 10 CFR 
2.309(c)(1)(i) through (c)(1)(viii). To be timely, filings must be 
submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date.
    Documents submitted in adjudicatory proceedings will appear in the 
NRC's electronic hearing docket which is available to the public at 
http://ehd.nrc.gov/EHD_Proceeding/home.asp, unless excluded pursuant 
to an order of the Commission, an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board, or 
a Presiding Officer. Except as required by the regulations, 
participants are requested not to include personal privacy information, 
such as social security numbers, home addresses, or home phone numbers 
in their filings, unless an NRC regulation or other law requires 
submission of such information. 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.
    Any person who files a motion pursuant to 10 CFR 2.323 must consult 
with counsel for the applicant and counsel for the NRC staff who are 
listed below. Counsel for the applicant is David A. Repka, Esq., 
drepka@winston.com, (202) 282-5726. Counsel for the NRC staff in this 
proceeding is Robert Weisman, robert.weisman@nrc.gov, (301) 415-1696.
    A person who is not a party may be permitted to make a limited 
appearance by making an oral or written statement of his or her 
position on the issues at any session of the hearing or any pre-hearing 
conference within the limits and conditions fixed by the presiding 
officer, but may not otherwise participate in the proceeding. These 
limited appearance statements need not be submitted using the E-filing 
process.
    Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC's 
Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, Public 
File Area O1 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, 
Maryland and will be accessible electronically through the Agencywide 
Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Public Electronic 
Reading Room link at the NRC Web site http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/
adams.html. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter 
problems in accessing documents located in ADAMS should contact the NRC 
PDR Reference staff by telephone at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by 
e-mail to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The application is available at http://
www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/col/bell-bend.html. The ADAMS 
accession number for the application cover letter is ML082140630. To 
search for documents in ADAMS using the Bell Bend Nuclear Power Plant 
COL application docket number 52-039, enter the term ``05200039'' in 
the ``Docket Number'' field when using either the web-based search 
(advanced search) engine or the ADAMS find tool in CITRIX. The AREVA 
Design Control Document (DCD), Rev. 0, which is incorporated by 
reference, can be found by going to http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-
reactors/design-cert/epr.html. To review available documents related to 
AREVA's U.S. EPR design certification by using the docket number, enter 
the term ``05200020'' in the ADAMS ``Docket Number'' field.

Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-
Safeguards Information and Safeguards Information for Contention 
Preparation

    1. This order contains instructions regarding how potential parties 
to this proceeding may request access to documents containing sensitive 
unclassified information (including Sensitive Unclassified Non-
Safeguards Information (SUNSI) and Safeguards Information (SGI)).
    2. Within 10 days after publication of this notice of hearing and 
opportunity to petition for leave to intervene, any potential party as 
defined in 10 CFR 2.4 who believes access to SUNSI or SGI is necessary 
for a response to the notice may request access to SUNSI or SGI. A 
``potential party'' is any person who intends or may intend to 
participate as a party by demonstrating standing and the filing of an 
admissible contention under 10 CFR 2.309. Requests submitted later than 
10 days will not be considered absent a showing of good cause for the 
late filing, addressing why the request could not have been filed 
earlier.
    3. The requester shall submit a letter requesting permission to 
access SUNSI and/or SGI to the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, Attention: 
Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff, and provide a copy to the 
Associate General Counsel for Hearings, Enforcement and Administration, 
Office of the General Counsel, Washington, DC 20555-0001. The expedited 
delivery or courier mail address for both offices is U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. 
The e-mail address for the Office of the Secretary and the Office of 
the General Counsel are HearingDocket@nrc.gov and

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OGCmailcenter@nrc.gov, respectively.\1\ The request must include the 
following information:
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    \1\ While a request for hearing or petition to intervene in this 
proceeding must comply with the filing requirements of the NRC's 
``E-Filing Rule,'' the initial request to access SUNSI and/or SGI 
under these procedures should be submitted as described in this 
paragraph.
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    a. A description of the licensing action with a citation to this 
Federal Register notice of hearing and opportunity to petition for 
leave to intervene;
    b. The name and address of the potential party and a description of 
the potential party's particularized interest that could be harmed by 
the action identified in (a);
    c. If the request is for SUNSI, the identity of the individual 
requesting access to SUNSI and the requester's need for the information 
in order to meaningfully participate in this adjudicatory proceeding, 
particularly why publicly available versions of the application would 
not be sufficient to provide the basis and specificity for a proffered 
contention;
    d. If the request is for SGI, the identity of the individual 
requesting access to SGI and the identity of any expert, consultant or 
assistant who will aid the requester in evaluating the SGI, and 
information that shows:
    (i) Why the information is indispensable to meaningful 
participation in this licensing proceeding; and
    (ii) The technical competence (demonstrable knowledge, skill, 
experience, training or education) of the requester to understand and 
use (or evaluate) the requested information to provide the basis and 
specificity for a proffered contention. The technical competence of a 
potential party or its counsel may be shown by reliance on a qualified 
expert, consultant or assistant who demonstrates technical competence 
as well as trustworthiness and reliability, and who agrees to sign a 
non-disclosure affidavit and be bound by the terms of a protective 
order; and
    e. If the request is for SGI, Form SF-85, ``Questionnaire for Non-
Sensitive Positions,'' Form FD-258 (fingerprint card), and a credit 
check release form completed by the individual who seeks access to SGI 
and each individual who will aid the requester in evaluating the SGI. 
For security reasons, Form SF-85 can only be submitted electronically, 
through a restricted-access database. To obtain online access to the 
form, the requester should contact the NRC's Office of Administration 
at 301-492-3524.\2\ The other completed forms must be signed in 
original ink, accompanied by a check or money order payable in the 
amount of $200.00 to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for each 
individual, and mailed to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Office of Administration, Security Processing Unit, Mail Stop TWB-05 
B32M, Washington, DC 20555-0012.
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    \2\ The requester will be asked to provide his or her full name, 
social security number, date and place of birth, telephone number, 
and e-mail address. After providing this information, the requester 
usually should be able to obtain access to the online form within 
one business day.
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    These forms will be used to initiate the background check, which 
includes fingerprinting as part of a criminal history records check.

    Note: Copies of these forms do not need to be included with the 
request letter to the Office of the Secretary, but the request 
letter should state that the forms and fees have been submitted as 
described above.

    4. To avoid delays in processing requests for access to SGI, all 
forms should be reviewed for completeness and accuracy (including 
legibility) before submitting them to the NRC. Incomplete packages will 
be returned to the sender and will not be processed.
    5. Based on an evaluation of the information submitted under items 
2 and 3.a through 3.d above, the NRC staff will determine within 10 
days of receipt of the written access request whether (1) there is a 
reasonable basis to believe the petitioner is likely to establish 
standing to participate in this NRC proceeding, and (2) there is a 
legitimate need for access to SUNSI or need to know the SGI requested. 
For SGI, the need to know determination is made based on whether the 
information requested is necessary (i.e., indispensable) for the 
proposed recipient to proffer and litigate a specific contention in 
this NRC proceeding \3\ and whether the proposed recipient has the 
technical competence (demonstrable knowledge, skill, training, 
education, or experience) to evaluate and use the specific SGI 
requested in this proceeding.
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    \3\ Broad SGI requests under these procedures are thus highly 
unlikely to meet the standard for need to know; furthermore, staff 
redaction of information from requested documents before their 
release may be appropriate to comport with this requirement. These 
procedures do not authorize unrestricted disclosure or less scrutiny 
of a requester's need to know than ordinarily would be applied in 
connection with an already-admitted contention.
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    6. If standing and need to know SGI are shown, the NRC staff will 
further determine based upon completion of the background check whether 
the proposed recipient is trustworthy and reliable. The NRC staff will 
conduct (as necessary) an inspection to confirm that the recipient's 
information protection systems are sufficient to protect SGI from 
inadvertent release or disclosure. Recipients may opt to view SGI at 
the NRC's facility rather than establish their own SGI protection 
program to meet SGI protection requirements.
    7. A request for access to SUNSI or SGI will be granted if:
    a. The request has demonstrated that there is a reasonable basis to 
believe that a potential party is likely to establish standing to 
intervene or to otherwise participate as a party in this proceeding;
    b. The proposed recipient of the information has demonstrated a 
need for SUNSI or a need to know for SGI, and that the proposed 
recipient of SGI is trustworthy and reliable;
    c. The proposed recipient of the information has executed a Non-
Disclosure Agreement or Affidavit and agrees to be bound by the terms 
of a Protective Order setting forth terms and conditions to prevent the 
unauthorized or inadvertent disclosure of SUNSI and/or SGI; and
    d. The presiding officer has issued a protective order concerning 
the information or documents requested.\4\ Any protective order issued 
shall provide that the petitioner must file SUNSI or SGI contentions 25 
days after receipt of (or access to) that information. However, if more 
than 25 days remain between the petitioner's receipt of (or access to) 
the information and the deadline for filing all other contentions (as 
established in the notice of hearing or opportunity for hearing), the 
petitioner may file its SUNSI or SGI contentions by that later 
deadline.
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    \4\ If a presiding officer has not yet been designated, the 
Chief Administrative Judge will issue such orders, or will appoint a 
presiding officer to do so.
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    8. If the request for access to SUNSI or SGI is granted, the terms 
and conditions for access to sensitive unclassified information will be 
set forth in a draft protective order and affidavit of non-disclosure 
appended to a joint motion by the NRC staff, any other affected parties 
to this proceeding,\5\ and the petitioner(s). If the diligent efforts 
by the relevant parties or petitioner(s) fail to result in an agreement 
on the terms and conditions for a draft protective order or non-
disclosure affidavit, the relevant parties to the proceeding or the 
petitioner(s) should notify the presiding officer

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within 5 days, describing the obstacles to the agreement.
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    \5\ Parties/persons other than the requester and the NRC staff 
will be notified by the NRC staff of a favorable access 
determination (and may participate in the development of such a 
motion and protective order) if it concerns SUNSI and if the party/
person's interest independent of the proceeding would be harmed by 
the release of the information (e.g., as with proprietary 
information).
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    9. If the request for access to SUNSI is denied by the NRC staff or 
a request for access to SGI is denied by NRC staff either after a 
determination on standing and need to know or, later, after a 
determination on trustworthiness and reliability, the NRC staff shall 
briefly state the reasons for the denial. Before the Office of 
Administration makes an adverse determination regarding access, the 
proposed recipient must be provided an opportunity to correct or 
explain information. The requester may challenge the NRC staff's 
adverse determination with respect to access to SUNSI or with respect 
to standing or need to know for SGI by filing a challenge within 5 days 
of receipt of that determination with (a) the presiding officer 
designated in this proceeding; (b) if no presiding officer has been 
appointed, the Chief Administrative Judge, or if he or she is 
unavailable, another administrative judge, or an administrative law 
judge with jurisdiction pursuant to 10 CFR 2.318(a); or (c) if another 
officer has been designated to rule on information access issues, with 
that officer. In the same manner, an SGI requester may challenge an 
adverse determination on trustworthiness and reliability by filing a 
challenge within 15 days of receipt of that determination.
    In the same manner, a party other than the requester may challenge 
an NRC staff determination granting access to SUNSI whose release would 
harm that party's interest independent of the proceeding. Such a 
challenge must be filed within 5 days of the notification by the NRC 
staff of its grant of such a request.
    If challenges to the NRC staff determinations are filed, these 
procedures give way to the normal process for litigating disputes 
concerning access to information. The availability of interlocutory 
review by the Commission of orders ruling on such NRC staff 
determinations (whether granting or denying access) is governed by 10 
CFR 2.311.\6\
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    \6\ As of October 15, 2007, the NRC's final ``E-Filing Rule'' 
became effective. See Use of Electronic Submissions in Agency 
Hearings (72 FR 49139; August 28, 2007). Requesters should note that 
the filing requirements of that rule apply to appeals of NRC staff 
determinations (because they must be served on a presiding officer 
or the Commission, as applicable), but not to the initial SUNSI/SGI 
requests submitted to the NRC staff under these procedures.
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    10. The Commission expects that the NRC staff and presiding 
officers (and any other reviewing officers) will consider and resolve 
requests for access to SUNSI and/or SGI, and motions for protective 
orders, in a timely fashion in order to minimize any unnecessary delays 
in identifying those petitioners who have standing and who have 
propounded contentions meeting the specificity and basis requirements 
in 10 CFR Part 2. Attachment 1 to this Order summarizes the general 
target schedule for processing and resolving requests under these 
procedures.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 12th day of March 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Annette L. Vietti-Cook,
Secretary of the Commission.

ATTACHMENT 1--General Target Schedule for Processing And Resolving 
Requests for Access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards 
Information and Safeguards Information in this Proceeding

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               Day                            Event/activity
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0...............................  Publication of Federal Register notice
                                   of hearing and opportunity to
                                   petition for leave to intervene,
                                   including order with instructions for
                                   access requests.
10..............................  Deadline for submitting requests for
                                   access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-
                                   Safeguards Information (SUNSI) and/or
                                   Safeguards Information (SGI) with
                                   information: Supporting the standing
                                   of a potential party identified by
                                   name and address; describing the need
                                   for the information in order for the
                                   potential party to participate
                                   meaningfully in an adjudicatory
                                   proceeding; demonstrating that access
                                   should be granted (e.g., showing
                                   technical competence for access to
                                   SGI); and, for SGI, including
                                   application fee for fingerprint/
                                   background check.
60..............................  Deadline for submitting petition for
                                   intervention containing: (i)
                                   Demonstration of standing; (ii) all
                                   contentions whose formulation does
                                   not require access to SUNSI and/or
                                   SGI (+25 Answers to petition for
                                   intervention; +7 petitioner/requestor
                                   reply).
20..............................  Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
                                   staff informs the requester of the
                                   staff's determination whether the
                                   request for access provides a
                                   reasonable basis to believe standing
                                   can be established and shows (1) need
                                   for SUNSI or (2) need to know for
                                   SGI. (For SUNSI, NRC staff also
                                   informs any party to the proceeding
                                   whose interest independent of the
                                   proceeding would be harmed by the
                                   release of the information.) If NRC
                                   staff makes the finding of need for
                                   SUNSI and likelihood of standing, NRC
                                   staff begins document processing
                                   (preparation of redactions or review
                                   of redacted documents). If NRC staff
                                   makes the finding of need to know for
                                   SGI and likelihood of standing, NRC
                                   staff begins background check
                                   (including fingerprinting for a
                                   criminal history records check),
                                   information processing (preparation
                                   of redactions or review of redacted
                                   documents), and readiness
                                   inspections.
25..............................  If NRC staff finds no ``need,'' ``need
                                   to know,'' or likelihood of standing,
                                   the deadline for petitioner/requester
                                   to file a motion seeking a ruling to
                                   reverse the NRC staff's denial of
                                   access; NRC staff files copy of
                                   access determination with the
                                   presiding officer (or Chief
                                   Administrative Judge or other
                                   designated officer, as appropriate).
                                   If NRC staff finds ``need'' for
                                   SUNSI, the deadline for any party to
                                   the proceeding whose interest
                                   independent of the proceeding would
                                   be harmed by the release of the
                                   information to file a motion seeking
                                   a ruling to reverse the NRC staff's
                                   grant of access.
30..............................  Deadline for NRC staff reply to
                                   motions to reverse NRC staff
                                   determination(s).
40..............................  (Receipt +30) If NRC staff finds
                                   standing and need for SUNSI, deadline
                                   for NRC staff to complete information
                                   processing and file motion for
                                   Protective Order and draft Non-
                                   Disclosure Affidavit. Deadline for
                                   applicant/licensee to file Non-
                                   Disclosure Agreement for SUNSI.
190.............................  (Receipt +180) If NRC staff finds
                                   standing, need to know for SGI, and
                                   trustworthiness and reliability,
                                   deadline for NRC staff to file motion
                                   for Protective Order and draft Non-
                                   disclosure Affidavit (or to make a
                                   determination that the proposed
                                   recipient of SGI is not trustworthy
                                   or reliable).
                                  Note: Before the Office of
                                   Administration makes an adverse
                                   determination regarding access, the
                                   proposed recipient must be provided
                                   an opportunity to correct or explain
                                   information.
205.............................  Deadline for petitioner to seek
                                   reversal of a final adverse NRC staff
                                   determination either before the
                                   presiding officer or another
                                   designated officer.
A...............................  If access granted: Issuance of
                                   presiding officer or other designated
                                   officer decision on motion for
                                   protective order for access to
                                   sensitive information (including
                                   schedule for providing access and
                                   submission of contentions) or
                                   decision reversing a final adverse
                                   determination by the NRC staff.

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A + 3...........................  Deadline for filing executed Non-
                                   Disclosure Affidavits. Access
                                   provided to SUNSI and/or SGI
                                   consistent with decision issuing the
                                   protective order.
A + 28..........................  Deadline for submission of contentions
                                   whose development depends upon access
                                   to SUNSI and/or SGI. However, if more
                                   than 25 days remain between the
                                   petitioner's receipt of (or access
                                   to) the information and the deadline
                                   for filing all other contentions (as
                                   established in the notice of hearing
                                   or opportunity for hearing), the
                                   petitioner may file its SUNSI or SGI
                                   contentions by that later deadline.
A + 53..........................  (Contention receipt +25) Answers to
                                   contentions whose development depends
                                   upon access to SUNSI and/or SGI.
A + 60..........................  (Answer receipt +7) Petitioner/
                                   Intervenor reply to answers.
B...............................  Decision on contention admission.
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