[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 183 (Thursday, September 20, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 58421]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23208]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Project No. 753; NRC-2012-0071]


Model Safety Evaluation for Plant-Specific Adoption of Technical 
Specifications Task Force Traveler TSTF-522, Revision 0, ``Revise 
Ventilation System Surveillance Requirements To Operate for 10 Hours 
per Month,'' Using the Consolidated Line Item Improvement Process

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) 
is announcing the availability of Technical Specifications (TSs) Task 
Force (TSTF) Traveler TSTF-522, Revision 0, ``Revise Ventilation System 
Surveillance Requirements to Operate for 10 Hours per Month,'' for 
plant-specific adoption. Additionally, the NRC staff finds the proposed 
TS (Volume 1) and TS Bases (Volume 2) changes in Traveler TSTF-522 
acceptable for inclusion in the following Standard Technical 
Specifications (STS): NUREG-1430, ``[STS] Babcock and Wilcox Plants,'' 
NUREG-1431 ``[STS] Westinghouse Plants,'' NUREG-1432 ``[STS] Combustion 
Engineering Plants,'' NUREG-1433 ``[STS] General Electric BWR/4 
Plants,'' NUREG-1434, ``[STS] General Electric BWR/6 Plants.''

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2012-0071 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, using any of the following 
methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2012-0071. 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-522, Revision 0, 
includes a model application and is available in ADAMS under Accession 
No. ML100890316. The model safety evaluation (SE) of TSTF-522, Revision 
0, is available under ADAMS Accession No. ML12158A464. The NRC staff 
disposition of comments received to the Notice of Opportunity for 
Public Comment announced in the Federal Register on March 22, 2012 (77 
FR 16869), is available under ADAMS Accession No. ML12158A513.
     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, 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 Mr. Matthew Hamm, Office 
of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone 301-415-1472 or email 
Matthew.Hamm@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: TSTF-522, Revision 0, is applicable to all 
nuclear reactor power plants. The proposed change revises the 
surveillance requirements (SRs) which currently require operating the 
ventilation system for at least 10 continuous hours with the heaters 
operating every 31 days or at a frequency controlled in accordance with 
the surveillance frequency control program (SFCP). The SRs would be 
changed to require at least 15 continuous minutes of ventilation system 
operation with heaters operating every 31 days or at a frequency 
controlled in accordance with the SFCP.
    The NRC staff has reviewed the model application for TSTF-522 and 
has found it acceptable for use by licensees. Licensees opting to apply 
for this TS change are responsible for reviewing the NRC's 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 change does not prevent licensees from requesting an 
alternate approach or proposing changes other than those proposed in 
TSTF-522, Revision 0. 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-522, Revision 0.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 12th day of September, 2012.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Sheldon D. Stuchell,
Acting Chief, Licensing Processes Branch, Division of Policy and 
Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
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