[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 113 (Tuesday, June 12, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35079-35080]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-14265]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 50-443; NRC-2010-0206]


License Renewal Application for Seabrook Station, Unit 1 ; 
NextEra Energy Seabrook, LLC

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: License renewal application; intent to prepare supplement to 
draft

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supplemental environmental impact statement.

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SUMMARY: On May 25, 2010, NextEra Energy Seabrook, LLC (NextEra), 
submitted to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) an 
application for renewal of Facility Operating License NPF-86 for an 
additional 20 years of operation at Seabrook Station, Unit 1 
(Seabrook). The current operating license for Seabrook expires on March 
15, 2030. The purpose of this document is to inform the public that the 
NRC will be preparing a supplement to the draft Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to address information related to 
severe accident mitigation alternatives (SAMA) analysis in accordance 
with the NRC's regulations.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2010-0206, 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-2010-0206. 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. The ADAMS accession number 
for each document referenced in this notice (if that document is 
available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is 
referenced.
     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: Mr. Michael Wentzel, Division of 
License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-
6459; email: michael.wentzel@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Discussion

    NextEra submitted an application for renewal of Facility Operating 
License NPF-86 for an additional 20 years of operation at Seabrook. 
Approximately 13 miles south of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Seabrook is 
located in Rockingham County in Seabrook, New Hampshire.
    The current operating license for Seabrook expires on March 15, 
2030. The application for renewal, dated May 25, 2010, was submitted 
pursuant to Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR)--Part 
54, and included an environmental report (ER).
    On August 1, 2011, the NRC staff issued its draft SEIS, documenting 
its preliminary analysis and recommendation on the proposed action--
renewal of the operating licenses for Seabrook. The draft SEIS is 
available in ADAMS under package Accession No. ML11213A080.
    This document is being published in accordance with the National 
Environmental Policy Act and the NRC's regulations found at 10 CFR Part 
51. The purpose of this document is to inform the public that the NRC 
will be preparing a supplement to the draft SEIS to address information 
relating to the SAMA analysis for Seabrook in accordance with the NRC's 
regulations found at 10 CFR 51.72.
    Subsequent to the issuance of the draft SEIS, by letter dated March 
19, 2012, NextEra notified the NRC of changes that were made to the 
SAMA analysis for Seabrook. The changes include changes to source term 
used in the analysis, as well as the identification of new, potentially 
cost-beneficial SAMAs. The letter from NextEra to the NRC is available 
in ADAMS under Accession No. ML12080A137.
    In accordance with 10 CFR 51.53(c) and 10 CFR 54.23, NextEra 
submitted the ER as part of the application. The ER was prepared 
pursuant to 10 CFR Part 51 and is available in ADAMS under Accession 
Nos. ML101590092 and ML101590089.
    In addition, the ER is available for public inspection at the 
Seabrook Library located at 25 Liberty Lane, Seabrook, NH 03874, and at 
the Amesbury Public Library located at 149 Main Street, Amesbury, MA 
01913.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 31st day of May 2012.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
David J. Wrona,
Chief, Projects Branch 2, Division of License Renewal, Office of 
Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
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