[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 123 (Wednesday, June 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38411-38412]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-15261]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 052-00026; NRC-2008-0252]


Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Unit 4; Inspections, Tests, 
Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Determination of inspections, tests, analyses, and acceptance 
criteria completion.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff has 
determined that the inspections, tests, and analyses have been 
successfully completed, and that the specified acceptance criteria are 
met for Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria (ITAAC) 
E.2.5.04.05.05.01, for the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Unit 4.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2008-0252 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 any of the following 
methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2008-0252. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-492-
3668; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact 
the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this document.
     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 document (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: Brian Anderson, Office of New 
Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001; telephone: 301-415-9967, email: Brian.Anderson@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Licensee Notification of Completion of ITAAC

    On May 7, 2013, Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc. (the 
licensee) submitted an ITAAC closure notification (ICN) under Sec.  
52.99(c)(1) of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 
informing the NRC that the licensee has successfully performed the 
required inspections, tests, and analyses for ITAAC E.2.5.04.05.05.01, 
and that the specified acceptance criteria are met for Vogtle Electric 
Generating Plant, Unit 4 (ADAMS Accession No. ML13127A390). This ITAAC 
was approved as part of the issuance of the combined license, NPF-92, 
for this facility.

NRC Staff Determination of Completion of ITAAC

    The NRC staff has determined that the inspections, tests, and 
analyses have been successfully completed, and that the specified 
acceptance criteria are met for Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Unit 
4, ITAAC E.2.5.04.05.05.01. This notice fulfills the staff's 
obligations under 10 CFR 52.99(e)(1) to publish a notice in the Federal 
Register of the NRC staff's determination of the successful completion 
of inspections, tests, and analyses.
    The documentation of the NRC staff's determination is in the ITAAC 
Closure Verification Evaluation Form (VEF), dated June 5, 2013 (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML13162A231). The VEF is a form that represents the NRC 
staff's structured process for reviewing ICNs. The ICN presents a 
narrative description of how the ITAAC was completed, and the NRC's ICN 
review process involves a determination on whether, among other things, 
(1) the ICN provides sufficient information, including a summary of the 
methodology used to perform the ITAAC, to demonstrate that the 
inspections, tests, and analyses have been successfully completed; (2) 
the ICN provides sufficient information to demonstrate that the 
acceptance criteria are met; and (3) any required inspections for the 
ITAAC have been completed and any ITAAC findings associated with the 
ITAAC have been closed.
    The NRC staff's determination of the successful completion of this 
ITAAC is based on information available at this time and is subject to 
the licensee's ability to maintain the condition that the acceptance 
criteria are met. If new information disputes the NRC staff's 
determination, this ITAAC will be reopened as necessary. The NRC 
staff's determination will be used to support a subsequent finding, 
pursuant to 10 CFR 52.103(g), at the end of construction that all 
acceptance criteria in the combined license are met. The ITAAC closure 
process is not finalized for this ITAAC until the NRC makes an 
affirmative finding under 10 CFR 52.103(g). Any future updates to the 
status of this

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ITAAC will be reflected on the NRC's Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/oversight/itaac.html.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 19th day of June 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brian Anderson,
 Senior Project Manager, Licensing Branch 4, Division of New Reactor 
Licensing, Office of New Reactors.
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