[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 51 (Thursday, March 15, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 15399]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6259]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Project No. 753; NRC-2011-0277]


Model Safety Evaluation for Plant-Specific Adoption of Technical 
Specifications Task Force Traveler TSTF-505, Revision 1, ``Provide 
Risk-Informed Extended Completion Times--RITSTF Initiative 4B''

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the 
availability of the model safety evaluation (SE) for plant-specific 
adoption of Technical Specifications (TS) Task Force (TSTF) Traveler 
TSTF-505, Revision 1, ``Provide Risk-Informed Extended Completion 
Times--RITSTF Initiative 4B.''
    The proposed amendment would modify the TS requirements related to 
Completion Times (CTs) for Required Actions to provide the option to 
calculate a longer, risk-informed CT. A new program, the Risk-Informed 
Completion Time (RICT) Program, is added to TS Section 5, 
Administrative Controls. The proposed change revises the Improved 
Standard Technical Specification, NUREG-1430, -1431, -1432, -1433, and 
-1434.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2011-0277 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may access information related to this document, which the NRC 
possesses and is publicly available, using the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2011-0277. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-492-
3668; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may access publicly available documents online in the NRC 
Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the 
search, select ``ADAMS Public Documents'' and then 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. TSTF-505, Revision 1, is 
available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML111650552; the model 
application is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML12032A065. The 
model SE for plant-specific adoption of TSTF-505, Revision 1, is 
available under ADAMS Accession No. ML120200401. The NRC staff 
disposition of comments received to the Notice of Opportunity for 
Public Comment announced in the Federal Register on November 29, 2011 
(76 FR 73737), is available under ADAMS Accession No. ML120200484.
     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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 email at Michelle.Honcharik@nrc.gov or 
Ms. Kristy Bucholtz, Technical Specifications Branch, Mail Stop: O-7 
C2A, Division of Safety Systems, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, 20555-0001; 
telephone 301-415-1295 or email; Kristy.Bucholtz@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: TSTF-505, Revision 1, is applicable to all 
nuclear powered reactors. TSTF-505 revises the TS to (1) add a new RICT 
program to the Administrative Controls of TS, (2) modify selected 
Required Actions to permit extending the CTs, provided risk is assessed 
and managed within an acceptable configuration risk management program 
(CRMP), (3) add new Conditions, Required Actions, and CTs to address 
conditions not currently addressed in TS, and (4) add a new example in 
TS Section 1.3, to describe application of the RICT Program. The model 
SE will facilitate approval of plant-specific adoption of TSTF-505, 
Revision 1.
    The NRC staff has reviewed the model application for TSTF-505 and 
has found it acceptable for use by licensees. Licensees opting to apply 
for this TS change are responsible for reviewing the NRC staff SE and 
the applicable technical bases, providing any necessary plant-specific 
information, and assessing the completeness and accuracy of their 
license amendment request (LAR). The NRC will process each amendment 
application responding to the Notice of Availability according to 
applicable NRC rules and procedures.
    The proposed changes do not prevent licensees from requesting an 
alternate approach or proposing changes other than those proposed in 
TSTF-505, Revision 1. However, significant deviations from the approach 
recommended in this notice or the inclusion of additional changes to 
the license will require additional NRC staff review. 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-505, Revision 1.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 6th day of March 2012.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
John R. Jolicoeur,
Chief, Licensing Processes Branch, Division of Policy and Rulemaking, 
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2012-6259 Filed 3-14-12; 8:45 am]
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