[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 113 (Tuesday, June 12, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35080-35081]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-14262]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 50-293; NRC-2012-0130]


Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station; 
Record of Decision and Issuance of Renewed Facility Operating License 
No. DPR-35 for an Additional 20-Year Period

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: License renewal application; issuance.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) 
has issued renewed facility operating license No. DPR-35 to Entergy 
Operations Inc. (the licensee), the operator of the Pilgrim Nuclear 
Power Station (PNPS). Renewed facility operating license No. DPR-35 
authorizes operation of PNPS by the licensee at reactor core power 
levels not in excess of 2,028 megawatts thermal in accordance with the 
provisions of the PNPS renewed license and its technical 
specifications. This also serves as the record of decision for the 
renewal of facility operating license No. DPR-35, consistent with the 
NRC's regulations.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Discussion

    Notice is hereby given that the NRC has issued renewed facility 
operating license No. DPR-35 to Entergy Operations Inc., the operator 
of the PNPS. Renewed facility operating license No. DPR-35 authorizes 
operation of PNPS by the licensee at reactor core power levels not in 
excess of 2,028 megawatts thermal in accordance with the provisions of 
the PNPS renewed license and its technical specifications.
    The notice also serves as the record of decision for the renewal of 
facility operating license No. DPR-35, consistent with Title 10 of the 
Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 51.103. As discussed in the final 
supplemental environmental impact statement (FSEIS) for PNPS, 
Supplement 47 to NUREG-1437, ``Generic Environmental Impact Statement 
for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding Pilgrim Nuclear Power 
Station,'' dated July 2007 (ADAMS Accession Nos. ML071990020 and 
ML071990027), the Commission has considered a range of reasonable 
alternatives that included fossil fuel generation, renewable energy 
sources, demand-side measures such as energy conservation, and the no-
action alternative. The factors considered in the record of decision 
can be found in the FSEIS for PNPS.
    PNPS is a boiling water reactor located 4 miles southeast of 
Plymouth, Massachusetts. The application for the renewed license, 
``Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station License Renewal Application,'' dated 
January 25, 2006 (ADAMS Accession No. ML060300028), complied with the 
standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended 
(the Act), and the Commission's regulations. As required by the Act and 
the Commission's regulations in 10 CFR Chapter 1, the Commission has 
made appropriate findings, which are set forth in the license. Prior 
public notice of the action involving the proposed issuance of the 
renewed license and of an opportunity for a hearing regarding the 
proposed issuance of the renewed license was published in the Federal 
Register on March 27, 2006 (71 FR 15222).
    For further details with respect to this action, see: (1) Entergy 
Nuclear Operation, Inc., license renewal application for Pilgrim 
Nuclear Power Station dated January 25, 2006, as supplemented by 
letters dated through April 24, 2012; (2) the Commission's safety 
evaluation report (NUREG-1891), published in November 2007, as 
supplemented (ADAMS Accession Nos. ML073241016, ML072210478, and 
ML11147A036); (3) the licensee's Final Safety Analysis Report; and (4) 
the Commission's FSEIS (NUREG-1437, Supplement 29), for the Pilgrim 
Nuclear Power Station, published in July 2007.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 29th day of May, 2012.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Dennis Morey,
Chief, Projects Branch 1, Division of License Renewal, Office of 
Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
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