[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 142 (Tuesday, July 24, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43374-43382]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17869]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2012-0174]


Biweekly Notice, Applications and Amendments to Facility 
Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant 
Hazards Considerations

Background

    Pursuant to Section 189a. (2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as 
amended (the Act), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (the 
Commission or NRC) is publishing this regular biweekly notice. The Act 
requires the Commission publish notice of any amendments issued, or 
proposed to be issued and grants the Commission the authority to issue 
and make immediately effective any amendment to an operating license or 
combined license, as applicable, upon a determination by the Commission 
that such amendment involves no significant hazards consideration, 
notwithstanding the pendency before the Commission of a request for a 
hearing from any person.
    This biweekly notice includes all notices of amendments issued, or 
proposed to be issued from June 28, 2012 to July 11, 2012. The last 
biweekly notice was published on July 10, 2012 (77 FR 40647).

ADDRESSES: You may access information and comment submissions related 
to this document, which the NRC possesses and are publicly available, 
by searching on http://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID NRC-2012-
0174. You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2012-0174. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-492-
3668; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov.
     Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, 
Announcements, and Directives Branch (RADB), Office of Administration, 
Mail Stop: TWB-05-B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC 20555-0001.
     Fax comments to: RADB at 301-492-3446.
    For additional direction on accessing information and submitting 
comments, see ``Accessing Information and Submitting Comments'' in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments

A. Accessing Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2012-0174 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 are publicly available, by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web Site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2012-0174.
     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. Documents may be viewed in 
ADAMS by performing a search on the document date and docket number.
     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.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2012-0174 in the subject line of your 
comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make 
your comment submission available to the public in this docket.
    The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact 
information in comment submissions that you do not want to be publicly 
disclosed. The NRC posts all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as entering the comment submissions into 
ADAMS, and the NRC does not edit comment submissions to remove 
identifying or contact information.
    If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons 
for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to 
include identifying or contact information in their comment submissions 
that they do not want to be publicly disclosed. Your request should 
state that the NRC will not edit comment submissions to

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remove such information before making the comment submissions available 
to the public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS.

Notice of Consideration of Issuance of Amendments to Facility Operating 
Licenses and Combined Licenses, Proposed No Significant Hazards 
Consideration Determination, and Opportunity for a Hearing

    The Commission has made a proposed determination that the following 
amendment requests involve no significant hazards consideration. Under 
the Commission's regulations in Title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (10 CFR) 50.92, this means that operation of the facility 
in accordance with the proposed amendment would not (1) involve a 
significant increase in the probability or consequences of an accident 
previously evaluated; or (2) create the possibility of a new or 
different kind of accident from any accident previously evaluated; or 
(3) involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety. The basis 
for this proposed determination for each amendment request is shown 
below.
    The Commission is seeking public comments on this proposed 
determination. Any comments received within 30 days after the date of 
publication of this notice will be considered in making any final 
determination.
    Normally, the Commission will not issue the amendment until the 
expiration of 60 days after the date of publication of this notice. The 
Commission may issue the license amendment before expiration of the 60-
day period provided that its final determination is that the amendment 
involves no significant hazards consideration. In addition, the 
Commission may issue the amendment prior to the expiration of the 30-
day comment period should circumstances change during the 30-day 
comment period such that failure to act in a timely way would result, 
for example in derating or shutdown of the facility. Should the 
Commission take action prior to the expiration of either the comment 
period or the notice period, it will publish in the Federal Register a 
notice of issuance. Should the Commission make a final No Significant 
Hazards Consideration Determination, any hearing will take place after 
issuance. The Commission expects that the need to take this action will 
occur very infrequently.
    Within 60 days after the date of publication of this notice, any 
person(s) whose interest may be affected by this action may file a 
request for a hearing and a petition to intervene with respect to 
issuance of the amendment to the subject facility operating license or 
combined license. Requests for a hearing and a petition for leave to 
intervene shall be filed in accordance with the Commission's ``Rules of 
Practice for Domestic Licensing Proceedings'' in 10 CFR Part 2. 
Interested person(s) should consult a current copy of 10 CFR 2.309, 
which is available at the NRC's PDR, located at One White Flint North, 
Room O1-F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland 
20852. The NRC regulations are accessible electronically from the NRC 
Library on the NRC's Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/cfr/. If a request for a hearing or petition for leave to 
intervene is filed by the above date, the Commission or a presiding 
officer designated by the Commission or by the Chief Administrative 
Judge of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, will rule on the 
request and/or petition; and the Secretary or the Chief Administrative 
Judge of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board will issue a notice of a 
hearing or an appropriate order.
    As required by 10 CFR 2.309, a petition for leave to intervene 
shall set forth with particularity the interest of the petitioner in 
the proceeding, and how that interest may be affected by the results of 
the proceeding. The petition should specifically explain the reasons 
why intervention should be permitted with particular reference to the 
following general requirements: (1) The name, address, and telephone 
number of the requestor or petitioner; (2) the nature of the 
requestor's/petitioner's right under the Act to be made a party to the 
proceeding; (3) the nature and extent of the requestor's/petitioner's 
property, financial, or other interest in the proceeding; and (4) the 
possible effect of any decision or order which may be entered in the 
proceeding on the requestor's/petitioner's interest. The petition must 
also identify the specific contentions which the requestor/petitioner 
seeks to have litigated at the proceeding.
    Each contention must consist of a specific statement of the issue 
of law or fact to be raised or controverted. In addition, the 
requestor/petitioner shall provide a brief explanation of the bases for 
the contention and a concise statement of the alleged facts or expert 
opinion which support the contention and on which the requestor/
petitioner intends to rely in proving the contention at the hearing. 
The requestor/petitioner must also provide references to those specific 
sources and documents of which the petitioner is aware and on which the 
requestor/petitioner intends to rely to establish those facts or expert 
opinion. The petition must include sufficient information to show that 
a genuine dispute exists with the applicant on a material issue of law 
or fact. Contentions shall be limited to matters within the scope of 
the amendment under consideration. The contention must be one which, if 
proven, would entitle the requestor/petitioner to relief. A requestor/
petitioner who fails to satisfy these requirements with respect to at 
least one contention will not be permitted to participate as a party.
    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.
    If a hearing is requested, the Commission will make a final 
determination on the issue of no significant hazards consideration. The 
final determination will serve to decide when the hearing is held. If 
the final determination is that the amendment request involves no 
significant hazards consideration, the Commission may issue the 
amendment and make it immediately effective, notwithstanding the 
request for a hearing. Any hearing held would take place after issuance 
of the amendment. If the final determination is that the amendment 
request involves a significant hazards consideration, then any hearing 
held would take place before the issuance of any amendment.
    All documents filed in NRC adjudicatory proceedings, including a 
request for hearing, a petition for leave to intervene, any motion or 
other document filed in the proceeding prior to the submission of a 
request for hearing or petition to intervene, and documents filed by 
interested governmental entities participating under 10 CFR 2.315(c), 
must be filed in accordance with the NRC E-Filing rule (72 FR 49139; 
August 28, 2007). The E-Filing process requires participants to submit 
and serve all adjudicatory 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 an exemption 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 participant should contact the 
Office of the Secretary by email at hearing.docket@nrc.gov, or by 
telephone

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at 301-415-1677, to request (1) a digital identification (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 (2) advise 
the Secretary that the participant will be submitting a request or 
petition for hearing (even in instances in which the participant, or 
its counsel or representative, already holds an NRC-issued digital ID 
certificate). Based upon this information, the Secretary will establish 
an electronic docket for the hearing in this proceeding if the 
Secretary has not already established an electronic docket.
    Information about applying for a digital ID certificate is 
available on the NRC's public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals/apply-certificates.html. System requirements for accessing 
the E-Submittal server are detailed in the NRC's ``Guidance for 
Electronic Submission,'' which is available on the NRC's public Web 
site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals.html. Participants 
may attempt to use other software not listed on the Web site, but 
should note that the NRC's E-Filing system does not support unlisted 
software, and the NRC Meta System Help Desk will not be able to offer 
assistance in using unlisted software.
    If a participant is electronically submitting a document to the NRC 
in accordance with the E-Filing rule, the participant must file the 
document using the NRC's online, Web-based submission form. In order to 
serve documents through the Electronic Information Exchange System, 
users will be required to install a Web browser plug-in from the NRC's 
Web site. Further information on the Web-based submission form, 
including the installation of the Web browser plug-in, is available on 
the NRC's public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals.html.
    Once a participant has obtained a digital ID certificate and a 
docket has been created, the participant can then submit a request for 
hearing or petition for leave to intervene. Submissions should be in 
Portable Document Format (PDF) in accordance with the NRC guidance 
available on the NRC's public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals.html. A filing is considered complete at the time the 
documents are submitted through the NRC's E-Filing system. To be 
timely, an electronic filing must be submitted to the E-Filing system 
no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Upon receipt of 
a transmission, the E-Filing system time-stamps the document and sends 
the submitter an email notice confirming receipt of the document. The 
E-Filing system also distributes an email notice that provides access 
to the document to the NRC's 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 hearing request/petition 
to intervene is filed so that they can obtain access to the document 
via the E-Filing system.
    A person filing electronically using the agency's adjudicatory E-
Filing system may seek assistance by contacting the NRC Meta System 
Help Desk through the ``Contact Us'' link located on the NRC's Web site 
at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals.html, by email at 
MSHD.Resource@nrc.gov, or by a toll-free call at 1-866 672-7640. The 
NRC Meta System Help Desk is available between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., 
Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, excluding government holidays.
    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. A presiding officer, 
having granted an exemption request from using E-Filing, may require a 
participant or party to use E-Filing if the presiding officer 
subsequently determines that the reason for granting the exemption from 
use of E-Filing no longer exists.
    Documents submitted in adjudicatory proceedings will appear in the 
NRC's electronic hearing docket which is available to the public at 
http://ehd1.nrc.gov/ehd/, unless excluded pursuant to an order of the 
Commission, or the presiding officer. 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.
    Petitions for leave to intervene must be filed no later than 60 
days from the date of publication of this notice. Non-timely filings 
will not be entertained absent a determination by the presiding officer 
that the petition or request should be granted or the contentions 
should be admitted, based on a balancing of the factors specified in 10 
CFR 2.309(c)(1)(i)-(viii).
    For further details with respect to this license amendment 
application, see the application for amendment which is available for 
public inspection at the NRC's PDR, located at One White Flint North, 
Room O1-F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland 
20852. Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are 
accessible electronically through ADAMS in the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. Persons who do not have access to 
ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in 
ADAMS, should contact the NRC's PDR Reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 
301-415-4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov.

Energy Northwest, Docket No. 50-397, Columbia Generating Station, 
Benton County, Washington

    Date of amendment request: January 9, 2012.
    Description of amendment request: The proposed amendment would 
change the format of the Operating License (OL) and Technical 
Specifications (TS) resulting from a change in the word processing 
programs and the adoption of TSTF-GG-05-01, ``Writer's Guide for Plant-
Specific Improved Technical Specification,'' Revision 1. In addition to 
these administrative changes, the licensee

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proposed editorial changes that do not result in changes to the 
technical or operating requirements.
    Basis for proposed no significant hazards consideration 
determination: As required by 10 CFR 50.91(a), the licensee has 
provided its analysis of the issue of no significant hazards 
consideration, which is presented below:

    1. Does the proposed change involve a significant increase in 
the probability or consequence of an accident previously evaluated?
    Response: No.
    The Columbia TS have been reformatted to conform to TSTF-GG-05-
01 and the TS and OL have been converted to a different word 
processing program. The impacts of these administrative changes are 
discussed in Section 2.0 [of the ``Description and Evaluation of the 
Proposed TS Changes'' section] and do not affect how plant equipment 
is operated or maintained. The specific proposed editorial changes 
are also detailed in Section 2.0 and do not impact the intent or 
substance of the OL or TS. There are no changes to the physical 
plant or analytical methods.
    The proposed amendment involves administrative and editorial 
changes only. The proposed amendment does not impact any accident 
initiators, analyzed events, or assumed mitigation of accident or 
transient events. The proposed changes do not involve the addition 
or removal of any equipment or any design changes to the facility. 
The proposed changes do not affect any plant operations, design 
functions, or analyses that verify the capability of structures, 
systems, and components (SSCs) to perform a design function. The 
proposed changes do not change any of the accidents previously 
evaluated in the FSAR [Final Safety Analysis Report]. The proposed 
changes do not affect SSCs, operating procedures, and administrative 
controls that have the function of preventing or mitigating any of 
these accidents.
    Therefore, the proposed changes do not represent a significant 
increase in the probability or consequences of an accident 
previously evaluated.
    2. Does the proposed change create the possibility of a new or 
different kind of accident from any accident previously evaluated?
    Response: No.
    The proposed amendment only involves administrative and 
editorial changes. No actual plant equipment or accident analyses 
will be affected by the proposed changes. The proposed changes will 
not change the design function or operation of any SSCs. The 
proposed changes will not result in any new failure mechanisms, 
malfunctions, or accident initiators not considered in the design 
and licensing bases. The proposed amendment does not impact any 
accident initiators, analyzed events, or assumed mitigation of 
accident or transient events.
    Therefore, this proposed change does not create the possibility 
of an accident of a new or different kind than previously evaluated.
    3. Does the proposed change involve a significant reduction in a 
margin of safety?
    Response: No.
    The proposed amendment only involves administrative and 
editorial changes. The proposed change does not involve any physical 
changes to the plant or alter the manner in which plant systems are 
operated, maintained, modified, tested, or inspected. The proposed 
change does not alter the manner in which safety limits, limiting 
safety system settings or limiting conditions for operation are 
determined.
    The safety analysis acceptance criteria are not affected by this 
change. The proposed change will not result in plant operation in a 
configuration outside the design basis. The proposed change does not 
adversely affect systems that respond to safely shutdown the plant 
and to maintain the plant in a safe shutdown condition.
    Therefore, the proposed change does not involve a significant 
reduction in a margin of safety.

    The NRC staff has reviewed the licensee's analysis and, based on 
this review, it appears that the three standards of 10 CFR 50.92(c) are 
satisfied. Therefore, the NRC staff proposes to determine that the 
amendment request involves no significant hazards consideration.
    Attorney for licensee: William A. Horin, Esq., Winston & Strawn, 
1700 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006-3817.
    NRC Branch Chief: Michael T. Markley.

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), et al., Docket No. 50-
440, Perry Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1 (PNPP), Lake County, Ohio

    Date of amendment request: February 22, 2012.
    Description of amendment request: The proposed amendment would 
modify PNPP's Technical Specifications (TS) 3.10.1, and the associated 
TS Bases, to expand its scope to include provisions for temperature 
excursions greater than 200 degrees Fahrenheit ([deg]F) as a 
consequence of inservice leak and hydrostatic testing, and as a 
consequence of scram time testing initiated in conjunction with an 
inservice leak or hydrostatic test, while considering operational 
conditions to be in Mode 4. This change is consistent with Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved Revision 0 to Technical 
Specification Task Force (TSTF) Improved Standard TS Change Traveler, 
TSTF-484, ``Use of TS 3.10.1 for Scram Time Testing Activities.''
    The NRC issued a ``Notice of Availability of Model Application on 
Technical Specification Improvement to Modify Requirements Regarding 
LCO [Limited Conditions of Operation] 3.10.1, Inservice Leak and 
Hydrostatic Testing Operation Using Consolidated Line Item Improvement 
Process,'' associated with TSTF-484, in the Federal Register on October 
27, 2006 (71 FR 63050). The NRC also issued a Federal Register notice 
on August 21, 2006 (71 FR 48561), that provided a model safety 
evaluation and a model no significant hazards consideration (NSHC) 
determination related to the modification of requirements regarding LCO 
3.10.1, ``Inservice Leak and Hydrostatic Testing Operation.'' In its 
application dated February 22, 2012, the licensee affirmed the 
applicability of the model NSHC determination.
    Basis for proposed no significant hazards consideration 
determination: As required by Title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (10 CFR) 50.91(a), the licensee has provided its analysis 
of the issue of no significant hazards consideration, which is 
presented below:

    1. Does the proposed change involve a significant increase in 
the probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated?
    Response: No.
    Technical Specifications currently allow for operation at 
greater than 200 [deg]F while imposing MODE 4 requirements in 
addition to the secondary containment requirements required to be 
met. Extending the activities that can apply this allowance will not 
adversely impact the probability or consequences of an accident 
previously evaluated.
    Therefore, the proposed change does not involve a significant 
increase in the probability or consequences of an accident 
previously evaluated.
    2. Does the proposed change create the possibility of a new or 
different kind of accident from any accident previously evaluated?
    Response: No.
    Technical Specifications currently allow for operation at 
greater than 212 [deg]F while imposing MODE 4 requirements in 
addition to the secondary containment requirements required to be 
met. No new operational conditions beyond those currently allowed by 
LCO 3.10.1 are introduced. These changes do not involve a physical 
alteration of the plant (i.e., no new or different type of equipment 
will be installed) or a change in the methods governing normal plant 
operation. In addition, the changes do not impose any new or 
different requirements or eliminate any existing requirements. The 
changes do not alter assumptions made in the safety analysis. The 
proposed changes are consistent with the safety analysis assumptions 
and current plant operating practice.
    Therefore, the proposed change does not create the possibility 
of a new or different kind of accident from any accident previously 
evaluated.
    3. Does the proposed change involve a significant reduction in a 
margin of safety?
    Response: No.

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    Technical Specifications currently allow for operation at 
greater than 212 [deg]F while imposing MODE 4 requirements in 
addition to the secondary containment requirements required to be 
met. Extending the activities that can apply this allowance will not 
adversely impact any margin of safety. Allowing completion of 
inspections and testing and supporting completion of scram time 
testing initiated in conjunction with an inservice leak or 
hydrostatic test prior to power operation results in enhanced safe 
operations by eliminating unnecessary maneuvers to control reactor 
temperature and pressure.
    Therefore, the proposed change does not result in any reduction 
in a margin of safety.
    Based on the above, FENOC concludes that the proposed change 
presents no significant hazards consideration under the standards 
set forth in 10 CFR 50.92(c), and, accordingly, a finding of ``no 
significant hazards consideration'' is justified.

    The NRC staff has reviewed the licensee's analysis and, based on 
this review, it appears that the three standards of 10 CFR 50.92(c) are 
satisfied. Therefore, the NRC staff proposes to determine that the 
requested amendment involves no significant hazards consideration.
    Attorney for licensee: David W. Jenkins, Attorney, FirstEnergy 
Corporation, Mail Stop. A-GO-15, 76 South Main Street, Akron, OH 44308.
    NRC Branch Chief: Jacob I. Zimmerman.

NextEra Energy Seabrook, LLC Docket No. 50-443, Seabrook Station, Unit 
1, Rockingham County, New Hampshire

    Date of amendment request: May 14, 2010, as supplemented August 24, 
2010, September 16, 2011, March 15, 2012, and July 2, 2012.
    Description of amendment request: The license amendment request was 
originally noticed in the Federal Register on July 13, 2010 (75 FR 
39979). This license amendment request was re-noticed in the Federal 
Register on April 17, 2012 (77 FR 22815). This notice is being reissued 
in its entirety to include a revised description of the amendment 
request. The proposed changes would revise the Seabrook Station 
Technical Specifications (TSs) governing the Containment Enclosure 
Emergency Air Cleanup System (CEEACS). The proposed amendment would 
change TS Surveillance Requirement (SR) 4.6.5.1.d.4 so that it will 
demonstrate integrity of the containment enclosure building rather than 
operability of CEEACS. The proposed amendment relocates SR 4.6.5.1.d.4 
with modifications to new SR 4.6.5.2.b. The proposed amendment adds a 
Note and Actions to TS 3.6.5.2. Additionally, the proposed amendment 
makes some minor wording changes, deletes a definition, and removes a 
moot footnote.
    Basis for proposed NSHC determination: As required by 10 CFR 
50.91(a), the licensee has provided its analysis of the issue of no 
significant hazards consideration. The NRC staff has reviewed the 
licensee's analysis against the standards of 10 CFR 50.92(c). The NRC 
staff's review is presented below:

    1. The proposed change does not involve a significant increase 
in the probability or consequences of an accident previously 
evaluated.
    The proposed change does not impact the physical function of 
plant structures, systems, or components (SSCs) or the manner in 
which SSCs perform their design function. The proposed changes 
neither adversely affect accident initiators or precursors, nor 
alter design assumptions. The proposed changes do not alter or 
prevent the ability of operable SSCs to perform their intended 
function to mitigate the consequences of an initiating event within 
the assumed acceptance limits.
    This change is a revision to the TSs SRs for the CEEACS, which 
is a mitigation system designed to prevent uncontrolled releases of 
radioactivity into the environment. The proposed amendment would 
change TS SR 4.6.5.1.d.4 so that it will demonstrate integrity of 
the containment enclosure building rather than operability of 
CEEACS. The proposed amendment relocates SR 4.6.5.1.d.4 with 
modifications to new SR 4.6.5.2.b. The CEEACS is not an initiator or 
precursor to any accident previously evaluated.
    Therefore, the probability of any accident previously evaluated 
is not increased.
    2. The proposed change does not create the possibility of a new 
or different kind of accident from any accident previously 
evaluated.
    The proposed change will not impact the accident analysis. The 
changes will not alter the requirements of the CEEACS or its 
function during accident conditions, and no new or different 
accidents result from the proposed changes to the TSs.
    The changes do not involve a physical alteration of the plant 
(i.e., no new or different type of equipment will be installed) or a 
significant change in the method of plant operation. The changes do 
not alter assumptions made in the safety analysis. Therefore, this 
request does not create the possibility of a new or different kind 
of accident from any accident previously evaluated.
    3. The proposed change does not involve a significant reduction 
in a margin of safety.
    Margin of safety is associated with confidence in the ability of 
the fission product barriers (i.e., fuel cladding, reactor coolant 
system pressure boundary, and containment structure) to limit the 
level of radiation dose to the public. The proposed changes do not 
involve a significant change in the method of plant operation, and 
no accident analyses will be affected by the proposed changes. 
Additionally, the proposed changes will not relax any criteria used 
to establish safety limits, will not relax any safety system 
settings, and will not relax the bases for any limiting conditions 
for operation. The safety analysis acceptance criteria are not 
affected by this change. The proposed change will not result in 
plant operation in a configuration outside the design bases. The 
proposed change does not adversely affect systems that respond to 
safely shutdown the plant and to maintain the plant in a safe 
shutdown condition.
    Therefore, these proposed changes do not involve a significant 
reduction in a margin of safety.

    The NRC staff has reviewed the licensee's analysis and, based on 
this review, it appears that the three standards of 50.92(c) are 
satisfied. Therefore, the NRC staff proposes to determine that the 
amendment request involves NSHC.
    Attorney for licensee: M.S. Ross, Florida Power & Light Company, 
P.O. Box 14000, Juno Beach, FL 33408-0420.
    NRC Branch Chief: Meena Khanna.

Northern States Power Company--Minnesota, Docket No. 50-263, Monticello 
Nuclear Generating Plant, Wright County, Minnesota

    Date of amendment request: May 8, 2012.
    Description of amendment request: The licensee proposed to revise 
the Technical Specifications (TS), Section 3.3.1.I, ``Reactor 
Protection System (RPS) Instrumentation,'' requirements pertaining to 
the Average Power Range Monitors (APRMs). Specifically, the licensee 
proposed to add a time period for restoration when the absolute 
difference between the APRM channels and the calculated thermal power 
exceeds the limit before declaring the channels inoperable.
    Basis for proposed no significant hazards consideration 
determination: As required by 10 CFR 50.91(a), the licensee has 
provided its analysis of the issue of no significant hazards 
consideration (NSHC) analysis, which is reproduced below:

    1. Does the proposed change involve a significant increase in 
the probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated?
    Response: No.
    The proposed change provides time for restoration when the APRMs 
do not meet the limit of SR [Surveillance Requirement] 3.3.1.1.2. 
The APRM system is not an initiator of or a precursor to any 
accident or transient. Plant design is not being modified by the 
proposed change. The capability of the APRMs to perform their 
required functions under these circumstances is not degraded since 
the safety analyses include the power uncertainty.
    As a result, the probability of any accident previously 
evaluated is not significantly increased. The consequences of any 
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previously evaluated [using] the requested Completion Time are no 
different [than that using] the current Completion Time. As a 
result, the probability or consequences of an accident previously 
evaluated are not significantly increased.
    2. Does the proposed change create the possibility of a new or 
different kind of accident from any accident previously evaluated?
    Response: No.
    The proposed change to the TS requirements for the APRM system 
do not introduce any new accident precursors and do not involve any 
physical plant alterations or changes in the methods governing 
normal plant operation that could initiate a new or different kind 
of accident. The changes do not alter assumptions made in the safety 
analysis and are consistent with the safety analysis assumptions. 
The proposed amendment does not alter the intended function of the 
APRM system and does not adversely affect the ability of the system 
to provide core protection.
    Therefore, the proposed change does not create the possibility 
of a new or different kind of accident from any previously 
evaluated.
    3. Does the proposed change involve a significant reduction in a 
margin of safety?
    Response: No.
    This change does not involve a significant reduction in a margin 
of safety since the extended time is small and allows for operator 
consideration of plant conditions, personnel availability, and 
appropriate response.
    Margin of safety is related to confidence in the ability of the 
fission product barriers (fuel cladding, reactor coolant system, and 
primary containment) to perform their design functions during and 
following postulated accidents. The proposed amendment does not 
alter setpoints or limits established or assumed by the accident 
analyses. The TSs will continue to require operability of these APRM 
functions to provide core protection for postulated reactivity 
insertion events occurring during power operating conditions, 
consistent with the plant safety analyses. This change is consistent 
with plant design and does not change the actual TS operability 
requirements; thus, previously evaluated accidents are not affected 
by this proposed change.
    Therefore, the proposed changes do not involve a significant 
reduction in a margin of safety.

    The NRC staff has reviewed the licensee's analysis and concludes 
that the three standards of 10 CFR 50.92(c) are satisfied. Therefore, 
the NRC staff proposes to determine that the proposed amendment 
involves no significant hazards consideration.
    Attorney for the licensee: Peter M. Glass, Assistant General 
Counsel, Xcel Energy Services, Inc., 414 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 
55401.
    NRC Branch Chief: Istvan Frankl, Acting.

South Carolina Electric and Gas Company, South Carolina Public Service 
Authority, Docket No. 50-395, Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Unit 1 
(VCSNS), Fairfield County, South Carolina

    Date of amendment request: June 29, 2012.
    Description of amendment request: The proposed change adds Notes to 
the VCSNS Unit 1 Technical Specification 3.5.4, for the refueling water 
storage tank (RWST) to allow administrative control of the seismically 
qualified RWST/non-seismic spent fuel pool (SFP) purification loop 
interface. This change would only be applicable for the next two fuel 
cycles.
    Basis for proposed no significant hazards consideration 
determination: As required by 10 CFR 50.91(a), the licensee has 
provided its analysis of the issue of no significant hazards 
consideration, which is presented below:

    1. Does the proposed change involve a significant increase in 
the probability or consequences of an accident that has previously 
been evaluated?
    Response: No.
    The SFP Purification Loop is not credited for safe shutdown of 
the plant or accident mitigation. A combination of design and 
administrative controls ensure that the SFP Purification Loop 
maintains RWST boron concentration and water volume requirements 
whenever the contents of the RWST are processed through the system. 
Since the RWST will continue to perform its safety function and meet 
all surveillance requirements, overall system performance is not 
affected, assumptions previously made in evaluating the consequences 
of the accident are not altered, and the consequences of the 
accident are not increased.
    Therefore, the proposed change does not involve a significant 
increase in the probability or consequences of an accident 
previously evaluated.
    2. Does the proposed change create the possibility of a new or 
different kind of accident of malfunction that has not previously 
been evaluated?
    Response: No.
    Contingent upon manual operator action as described above, a SFP 
Purification Loop line break will not result in a loss of the RWST 
safety function. The Engineering Information Request (EIR) 
evaluation supports that operator action can be taken within 
sufficient time to isolate the RWST from the SFP Purification Loop 
during postulated accidents. The 3 [inch] SFP Purification Loop is 
not currently included in the Auxiliary Building flood calculation. 
The issue was previously evaluated and the bounding flood rates 
(generally in the 600 gpm [gallons per minute] to 725 gpm range) 
were evaluated for the Auxiliary Building. The calculated leak rate 
of 474 gpm remains within these limits.
    Therefore, the proposed change does not create the possibility 
of a new or different kind of accident from any previously 
evaluated.
    3. Does the proposed change involve a significant reduction in a 
margin of safety?
    Response: No.
    The SFP Purification Loop is not credited for safe shutdown of 
the plant or accident mitigation. Contingent upon manual operator 
action as described above, a SFP Purification Loop line break will 
not result in a loss of the RWST safety function. The EIR evaluation 
supports that operator action can be taken within sufficient time to 
isolate the RWST from the SFP Purification Loop during postulated 
accidents. Therefore, the proposed change does not involve a 
significant reduction in a margin of safety.
    Based on the above, SCE&G concludes that the proposed amendment 
presents no significant hazards consideration under the standards 
set forth in 10 CFR 50.92(c), and, accordingly, a finding of ``no 
significant hazards consideration'' is justified.
    The NRC staff has reviewed the licensee's analysis and, based on 
this review, it appears that the three standards of 10 CFR 50.92(c) 
are satisfied.

    Therefore, the NRC staff proposes to determine that the amendment 
request involves no significant hazards consideration.
    Attorney for licensee: J. Hagood Hamilton, Jr., South Carolina 
Electric & Gas Company, Post Office Box 764, Columbia, South Carolina 
29218.
    NRC Branch Chief: Nancy L. Salgado.

Tennessee Valley Authority, Docket Nos. 50-327 and 50-328, Sequoyah 
Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2, Hamilton County, Tennessee

    Date of amendment request: May 23, 2012 (TS-SQN-12-01).
    Description of amendment request: The proposed amendment would 
revise Technical Specification (TS) 3/4.8.1 to include a surveillance 
requirement (SR) to demonstrate the required offsite circuits OPERABLE 
at least once per 18 months by manually and automatically transferring 
the power supply to a 6.9 KiloVolt (kV) unit board from the normal 
supply to the alternate supply. This change is necessary as a result of 
the planned modifications to the plant design and operating 
configuration that will allow use of the unit station service 
transformers (USSTs) as a power supply to an offsite circuit.
    Basis for proposed no significant hazards consideration 
determination: As required by 10 CFR 50.91(a), the licensee has 
provided its analysis of the issue of no significant hazards 
consideration, which is presented below:

    1. Does the proposed amendment involve a significant increase in 
the probability or consequence of an accident previously evaluated?
    Response: No.

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    The offsite circuits and their associated emergency loads are 
accident mitigating features. As such, testing of the transfer 
capability between the normal and alternate power supplies is not 
associated with a potential accident-initiating mechanism. 
Therefore, the changes do not affect accident or transient 
initiation or consequences. The probability or consequences of 
previously evaluated accidents will not be significantly affected by 
the addition of the proposed offsite power source or surveillance 
requirement. Verification of the capability to transfer power from 
the USSTs to the CSSTs [common station service transformers] 
demonstrates the availability of the offsite circuit to perform its 
accident mitigation functions as assumed in the accident analyses. 
Therefore, the proposed changes do not involve a significant 
increase in the probability or consequences of an accident 
previously evaluated.
    2. Does the proposed amendment create the possibility of a new 
or different kind of accident from any accident previously 
evaluated?
    Response: No.
    The proposed changes do not require any new or different 
accidents to be postulated, since no changes are being made to the 
plant that would introduce any new accident causal mechanisms. This 
license amendment request does not impact any plant systems in a 
manner that would create a new or different kind of accident; nor 
does it have any impact on any accident mitigating systems that 
would significantly degrade the plant's response to an accident 
previously evaluated.
    Therefore, the proposed changes do not create the possibility of 
a new or different kind of accident from any accident previously 
evaluated.
    3. Does the proposed amendment involve a significant reduction 
in a margin of safety?
    Response: No.
    The proposed plant modifications will allow an offsite circuit 
configuration where the USSTs are capable of supplying normal power, 
and alternate power is supplied by CSST A or CSST C. These design 
changes require reinstatement of the TS SR to demonstrate the 
capability to automatically transfer the power supply to each 6.9 kV 
Unit Board from the normal supply to the alternate supply. The 
proposed changes to the unit power operating configuration do not 
alter the assumptions contained in the safety analyses regarding the 
availability of the offsite circuits. The proposed changes do not 
adversely impact the redundancy or availability requirements of 
offsite power supplies or change the ability of the plant to cope 
with station blackout events. Therefore, the proposed changes do not 
involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety.

    The NRC staff has reviewed the licensee's analysis and, based on 
this review, it appears that the three standards of 50.92(c) are 
satisfied. Therefore, the NRC staff proposes to determine that the 
amendment request involves no significant hazards consideration.
    Attorney for licensee: General Counsel, Tennessee Valley Authority, 
400 West Summit Hill Drive, 6A West Tower, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902.
    NRC Branch Chief: Douglas A. Broaddus.

Notice of Issuance of Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and 
Combined Licenses

    During the period since publication of the last biweekly notice, 
the Commission has issued the following amendments. The Commission has 
determined for each of these amendments that the application complies 
with the standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, 
as amended (the Act), and the Commission's rules and regulations. The 
Commission has made appropriate findings as required by the Act and the 
Commission's rules and regulations in 10 CFR Chapter I, which are set 
forth in the license amendment.
    A notice of consideration of issuance of amendment to facility 
operating license or combined license, as applicable, proposed no 
significant hazards consideration determination, and opportunity for a 
hearing in connection with these actions, was published in the Federal 
Register as indicated.
    Unless otherwise indicated, the Commission has determined that 
these amendments satisfy the criteria for categorical exclusion in 
accordance with 10 CFR 51.22. Therefore, pursuant to 10 CFR 51.22(b), 
no environmental impact statement or environmental assessment need be 
prepared for these amendments. If the Commission has prepared an 
environmental assessment under the special circumstances provision in 
10 CFR 51.22(b) and has made a determination based on that assessment, 
it is so indicated.
    For further details with respect to the action see (1) the 
applications for amendment, (2) the amendment, and (3) the Commission's 
related letter, Safety Evaluation and/or Environmental Assessment as 
indicated. All of these items are available for public inspection at 
the NRC's Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, 
Room O1-F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland 
20852. Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are 
accessible electronically through the Agencywide Documents Access and 
Management System (ADAMS) in the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there 
are problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the 
PDR's Reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737 or by email to 
pdr.resource@nrc.gov.

Carolina Power and Light Company, et al., Docket No. 50-261, H.B. 
Robinson Steam Electric Plant, Unit 2, Darlington County, South 
Carolina

    Date of application for amendment: February 10, 2012.
    Brief description of amendment: The amendment revised the Technical 
Specification (TS) surveillance requirements for addressing a missed 
surveillance, and is consistent with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission approved Revision 6 of Technical Specification Task Force 
(TSTF) Standard TSs Change Traveler TSTF-358, ``Missed Surveillance 
Requirements.''
    Date of issuance: July 6, 2012.
    Effective date: As of date of issuance and shall be implemented 
within 120 days.
    Amendment No.: 229.
    Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-23: Amendment changed 
the license and TSs.
    Date of initial notice in Federal Register: April 17, 2012 (77 FR 
22810).
    The Commission's related evaluation of the amendment is contained 
in a Safety Evaluation dated July 6, 2012.
    No significant hazards consideration comments received: No.

Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc., Docket No. 50-336, Millstone Power 
Station, Unit 2, New London County, Connecticut

    Date of application for amendment: September 21, 2011, as 
supplemented by letter dated February 24, 2012.
    Brief description of amendment: The amendment revises Technical 
Specification surveillance requirements (SRs) for snubbers to conform 
to the revised inservice inspection program, move the specific SRs of 
TS 3/4.7.8, ``Snubbers,'' to the ``Snubber Examination, Testing, and 
Service Life Monitoring Program,'' add a reference to the program in 
the administrative controls section, and make administrative changes to 
TS 3/4.7.8.
    Date of issuance: June 28, 2012.
    Effective date: As of the date of issuance, and shall be 
implemented within 60 days.
    Amendment No.: 310.
    Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-65: Amendment revised 
the License and Technical Specifications.
    Date of initial notice in Federal Register: November 29, 2011 (76 
FR 73730).
    The supplemental letters contain clarifying information, did not 
change the scope of the license amendment request, did not change the 
NRC staff's initial proposed finding of no significant

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hazards consideration determination, and did not expand the scope of 
the original Federal Register notice.
    The Commission's related evaluation of the amendment is contained 
in a Safety Evaluation dated June 28, 2012.
    No significant hazards consideration comments received: No.

Exelon Generation Company, LLC, Docket No. 50-461, Clinton Power 
Station, Unit 1, DeWitt County, Illinois

    Date of application for amendment: August 15, 2011, as supplemented 
by letter dated February 13, 2012.
    Brief description of amendment: The amendment revises the Limiting 
Condition for Operation (LCO) 3.8.1, ``AC Sources--Operating,'' through 
a reduction to the maximum steady state voltage criteria for safety-
related 4.16 kV buses from 4580 V to 4300 V in certain Technical 
Specification (TS) Section 3.8.1 Surveillance Requirements.
    Date of issuance: May 22, 2012.
    Effective date: As of the date of issuance and shall be implemented 
within 30 days.
    Amendment No.: 199.
    Facility Operating License No. NPF-62: The amendment revised the 
Technical Specifications and License.
    Date of initial notice in Federal Register: October 18, 2011 (76 FR 
64391).
    The February 13, 2012, supplement, contained clarifying information 
and did not change the NRC staff's initial proposed finding of no 
significant hazards consideration.
    The Commission's related evaluation of the amendment is contained 
in a Safety Evaluation dated May 22, 2012.
    No significant hazards consideration comments received: No.

Florida Power and Light Company, et al., Docket No. 50-335, St. Lucie 
Plant, Unit 1, St. Lucie County, Florida

    Date of application for amendment: November 22, 2010, as 
supplemented by letters dated February 25, 2011, March 3, March 14, 
March 22, April 1, April 21, May 17, May 18, May 19 (three letters), 
May 24, May 27, May 31 (two letters), June 16, June 22, July 5, July 8, 
July 22, August 5, August 8, August 12, August 18, August 25 (two 
letters), August 31, September 2 (two letters), September 8 (two 
letters), September 22, September 23, September 27, September 29, 
September 30, October 10, October 14, October 20, October 21, October 
27, October 31 (six letters), November 1, November 23, November 29, 
December 1, December 2, December 14, December 27, 2011, January 2, 
2012, January 10, January 14, January 25, February 11, February 21, 
February 29 (three letters), March 6 (two letters), March 8, March 15, 
March 16, March 22, and March 26, 2012.
    Brief description of amendment: The proposed amendments would 
increase the licensed core power level for St. Lucie Unit 1 from 2070 
megawatts thermal (MWt) to 3020 MWt. This represents a net increase in 
the core thermal power of approximately 11.85 percent, including a 10-
percent power uprate and a 1.7 percent measurement uncertainty 
recapture, over the current licensed thermal power level and is defined 
as an extended power uprate. The proposed amendments would change the 
renewed facility operating license and the technical specifications 
(TSs) to support operation at the increased core thermal power level, 
including changes to the maximum licensed reactor core thermal power, 
reactor core safety limits, and reactor protection system and 
engineered safety feature actuation system limiting safety system 
settings. Additional TS changes include reactor coolant system heatup 
and cooldown limitations, safety injection tank pressure, hot leg 
safety injection flow, accumulator and refueling water storage tank 
boron concentrations, main steam safety valve lift settings, condensate 
storage tank volume, emergency diesel generator fuel storage and core 
operating limits report references. A complete list of the proposed TS 
changes and the licensee's basis for change can be found in Attachment 
1 of the licensee's application (Agencywide Documents and Management 
System Accession No. ML103560422).
    Date of issuance: July 9, 2012.
    Effective date: This license amendment is effective as of its date 
of issuance and shall be implemented within 60 days.
    Amendment No.: 213.
    Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-67: Amendment revised 
the Operating License and the Technical Specifications.
    Date of initial notice in Federal Register: June 9, 2011 (76 FR 
33789).
    The supplemental letters provided additional information that 
clarified the application and did not expand the scope of the 
application as originally noticed and published in the Federal 
Register.
    The Commission's related evaluation of the amendment is contained 
in a Safety Evaluation dated July 9, 2012.
    No significant hazards consideration comments received: No.

Luminant Generation Company LLC, Docket Nos. 50-445 and 50-446, 
Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2, Somervell County, 
Texas

    Date of amendment request: August 1, 2011, as supplemented by 
letters dated August 17 and November 9, 2011.
    Brief description of amendment: The amendment adopted the NRC-
approved Technical Specifications Task Force traveler TSTF-425, 
Revision 3, ``Relocate Surveillance Frequencies to Licensee Control--
RITSTF Initiative 5b.'' Specifically, the amendment relocates most 
frequencies of periodic surveillances from each unit's TS to a 
licensee-controlled program, the Surveillance Frequency Control Program 
(SFCP), and imposes requirements for the new SFCP in the Administrative 
Controls section of the TS.
    Date of issuance: June 29, 2012.
    Effective date: As of the date of issuance and shall be implemented 
within 180 days from the date of issuance.
    Amendment Nos.: Unit 1--156; Unit 2--156.
    Facility Operating License Nos. NPF-87 and NPF-89: The amendment 
revised the Facility Operating Licenses and Technical Specifications.
    Date of initial notice in Federal Register: October 4, 2011 (76 FR 
61397), which addresses the changes proposed by letters dated August 1 
and August 17, 2012. The supplemental letter dated November 9, 2011, 
provided additional information that clarified the application, did not 
expand the scope of the application as originally noticed, and did not 
change the staff's original proposed no significant hazards 
consideration determination as published in the Federal Register.
    The Commission's related evaluation of the amendments is contained 
in a Safety Evaluation dated June 29, 2012.
    No significant hazards consideration comments received: No.

Luminant Generation Company LLC, Docket Nos. 50-445 and 50-446, 
Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1 and 2, Somervell County, 
Texas

    Date of amendment request: December 13, 2011.
    Brief description of amendments: The amendments modified Technical 
Specification (TS) 3.7.2, ``Main Steam Isolation Valves (MSIVs),'' and 
TS 3.7.3, ``Feedwater Isolation Valves (FIVs) and Feedwater Control 
Valves (FCVs) and Associated Bypass Valves,'' in accordance with 
previously approved Technical Specification Task Force (TSTF) Change 
Traveler TSTF-491,

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Revision 2, by relocating the closure times for MSIVs, FIVs, FCVs, and 
associated bypass valves to the Technical Requirements Manual (TRM). 
The availability of TSTF-491, Revision 2, was announced in the Federal 
Register on December 29, 2006 (71 FR 78472), as part of the 
Consolidated Line Item Improvement Process (CLIIP).
    Date of issuance: June 29, 2012.
    Effective date: As of the date of issuance and shall be implemented 
within 120 days from the date of issuance.
    Amendment Nos.: Unit 1--157; Unit 2--157.
    Facility Operating License Nos. NPF-87 and NPF-89: The amendments 
revised the Facility Operating Licenses and Technical Specifications.
    Date of initial notice in Federal Register: January 24, 2012 (77 FR 
3511).
    The Commission's related evaluation of the amendments is contained 
in a Safety Evaluation dated June 29, 2012.
    No significant hazards consideration comments received: No.

South Carolina Electric and Gas Company, South Carolina Public Service 
Authority, Docket No. 50-395, Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Unit 1, 
Fairfield County, South Carolina

    Date of application for amendment: October 12, 2011.
    Brief description of amendment: The amendment authorizes revision 
of the Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR) to reflect deletion of five 
high head safety injection (HHSI) containment isolation valves from the 
local leak rate test program on the basis that they are in lines that 
are closed outside of containment.
    Date of issuance: July 9, 2012.
    Effective date: This license amendment is effective as of the date 
of its issuance.
    Amendment No.: 191.
    Renewed Facility Operating License No. NPF-12: Amendment revises 
the License.
    Date of initial notice in Federal Register: December 13, 2011 (76 
FR 77570).
    The Commission's related evaluation of the amendment is contained 
in a Safety Evaluation dated July 9, 2012.
    No significant hazards consideration comments received: No.

Tennessee Valley Authority, Docket No. 50-328, Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, 
Unit 2, Hamilton County, Tennessee

    Date of application for amendment: July 15, 2011, as supplemented 
on October 20, 2011 (TS-SQN-2011-01).
    Brief description of amendment: The proposed amendment revised the 
Technical Specifications (TSs) requirements for steam generator (SG) 
tube inspections to reflect the replacement steam generators (RSGs) to 
be installed during refueling outage 18 presently scheduled for the 
fall of 2012. Previous changes to the TSs to reflect the Technical 
Specification Task Force (TSTF) Standard Technical Specification 
Traveler, TSTF-449, ``Steam Generator Tube Integrity,'' Revision 4, 
were approved by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on May 
22, 2007. The changes proposed in this amendment reflect the inspection 
requirements of TSTF-449, Revision 4. The RSG tubes will be made of 
Alloy 690 thermally treated (TT) material, and the existing SGs have 
Alloy 600 tubes. The revisions to TSs are required because the 
inspection frequency for Alloy 690 TT tube material, as defined in 
TSTF-449, differs from the inspection frequency for Alloy 600, and the 
tube repair processes and products in the existing TSs are not 
applicable to the RSGs.
    Date of issuance: July 10, 2012.
    Effective date: As of the date of issuance and shall be implemented 
upon startup from fall 2012 refueling outage after completing the 
installation of new steam generators.
    Amendment No.: 323.
    Facility Operating License No. DPR-79: Amendment revised the TSs.
    Date of initial notice in Federal Register: September 6, 2011 (76 
FR 55131). The supplement letter dated October 20, 2011, provided 
additional information that clarified the application, did not expand 
the scope of the application as originally noticed, and did not change 
the staff's original proposed no significant hazards consideration 
determination.
    The Commission's related evaluation of the amendment is contained 
in a Safety Evaluation dated July 10, 2012.
    No significant hazards consideration comments received: No.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 13th day of July 2012.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Michele G. Evans,
Director, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation.
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