[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 233 (Monday, December 6, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 75705-75706]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-30490]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2010-0371]


Notice of Availability of the Models for Plant-Specific Adoption 
of Technical Specifications Task Force (TSTF) Traveler TSTF-431, 
Revision 3, ``Change in Technical Specifications End States (BAW-
2441)''

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: As part of the consolidated line item improvement process 
(CLIIP), the NRC is announcing the availability of the model 
application (with model no significant hazards consideration (NSHC) 
determination) and model safety evaluation (SE) for the plant-specific 
adoption of Technical Specifications Task Force (TSTF) Traveler TSTF-
431, Revision 3, ``Change in Technical Specifications End States (BAW-
2441).'' TSTF-431, Revision 3, is available in the Agencywide Documents 
Access and Management System (ADAMS) under Accession Number 
ML093570241. The proposed changes revise the Standard Technical 
Specifications (STS) to permit, for some systems, entry into a hot 
shutdown (Mode 4) end state rather than a cold shutdown (Mode 5) end 
state. These changes are associated with the implementation of Topical 
Report BAW-2441-A, Revision 2, ``Risk-Informed Justification for LCO 
End-State Changes.'' The CLIIP model SE will facilitate expedited 
approval of plant-specific adoption of TSTF-431, Revision 3.
    Documents: You can access publicly available documents related to 
this notice using the following methods:
    NRC's Public Document Room (PDR): The public may examine and have 
copied for a fee publicly available documents at the NRC's PDR, Public 
File Area O1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, Maryland.
    NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): 
Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are 
available electronically at the NRC's Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this page, the public can gain 
entry into the ADAMS, which provides text and image files of NRC's 
public documents. If you do not have access to the ADAMS or if there 
are problems in accessing the documents located in the ADAMS, contact 
the NRC's PDR reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by e-
mail at pdr.resource@nrc.gov.
    The model application (with model NSHC determination) and model SE 
for the plant-specific adoption of TSTF-431, Revision 3, are available 
electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML102310365. The NRC staff 
disposition of comments received on the Notice of Opportunity for 
Comment announced in the Federal Register on November 21, 2007 (72 FR 
65615-65629), is available electronically under ADAMS Accession Number 
ML102310364.
    Federal Rulemaking Web site: The public comments received and 
supporting materials related to this notice can be found at http://www.regulations.gov by searching on Docket ID: NRC-2010-0371.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ravi Grover, Reactor Systems 
Engineer,

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Technical Specifications Branch, Mail Stop: O-7C2A, Division of 
Inspection and Regional Support, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, 20555-0001; 
telephone 301-415-2166 or e-mail at Ravinder.Grover@nrc.gov or Ms. 
Michelle C. Honcharik, Senior Project Manager, Licensing Processes 
Branch, Mail Stop: O-12 D1, Division of Policy and Rulemaking, Office 
of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone 301-415-1774 or e-mail at 
Michelle.Honcharik@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: TSTF-431, Revision 3, is applicable to 
Babcock & Wilcox reactor plants. Licensees opting to apply for this TS 
change are responsible for reviewing TSTF-431, Revision 3, and the NRC 
staff's SE, providing any necessary plant-specific information, and 
assessing the completeness and accuracy of their license amendment 
request (LAR). It is acceptable for licensees to use plant-specific 
system names, TS numbering and titles. The NRC will process each 
amendment application responding to this notice of availability 
according to applicable NRC rules and procedures.
    The models do not prevent licensees from requesting an alternate 
approach or proposing changes other than those proposed in TSTF-431, 
Revision 3. However, significant deviations from the approach 
recommended in this notice or the inclusion of additional changes to 
the license require additional NRC staff review and would not be 
reviewed as a part of the CLIIP. This may increase the time and 
resources needed for the review or result in NRC staff rejection of the 
LAR. Licensees desiring significant deviations or additional changes 
should instead submit an LAR that does not claim to adopt TSTF-431, 
Revision 3.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 23rd day of November 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission,

John R. Jolicoeur,
Chief, Licensing Processes Branch, Division of Policy and Rulemaking, 
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
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