[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 17 (Monday, January 27, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4362-4363]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-01491]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 50-335, 50-389, 50-250, and 50-251; NRC-2014-0012]


License Nos. DPR-67, NPF-16, DPR-31, and DPR-41; Florida Power & 
Light Company, St. Lucie Plant, Units 1 and 2, Turkey Point Nuclear 
Generating, Units 3 and 4

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Director's decision; issuance.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is giving notice 
that the Director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation has 
issued a director's decision with regard to a petition dated April 23, 
2012, filed by Mr. Thomas King (the petitioner).

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2014-0012 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may access publicly-available information related to this action by the 
following methods:
     Federal rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2014-0012. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-
3422; 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 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the Director, 
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission (NRC) has issued a Director's Decision on a petition filed 
by Mr. Thomas King (hereafter referred to as ``the petitioner''). The 
petition, dated April 23, 2012, (ADAMS Accession No. ML13295A021), 
concerns the operation of the St. Lucie Plant, Units 1 and 2, and the 
Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Units 3 and 4 (St. Lucie and Turkey 
Point plants), which are operated by Florida Power & Light Company (the 
licensee).
    The petitioner requested that the NRC take immediate enforcement 
action in the form of shutting down or prohibiting the restart of the 
St. Lucie and Turkey Point plants until a criminal investigation of the 
AMES Group, LLC (AMES, a contractor that performed work for the 
licensee at the St. Lucie and Turkey Point plants) is complete and 
everything has been verified safe. The petitioner requested that the 
NRC prevent the St. Lucie and Turkey Point plants from starting up 
until the licensee's contractor is cleared, all documents and work 
performed on safety-related equipment at both plants is independently 
verified, and all critical work and motor-operated valve testing is 
redone. As the basis for the request, the petitioner stated that the 
licensee was in violation of its policies and procedures on contractor 
trustworthiness and that work on safety-related equipment may have been 
done by unqualified contractor employees.
    The NRC sent a copy of the proposed director's decision to the 
petitioner and the licensee for comment on November 1, 2013 (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML13198A110). The NRC requested that the petitioner and 
the licensee provide comments within 30 days on any part of the 
proposed director's decision which they considered to be erroneous or 
on any issues in the petition that were not addressed. The NRC did not 
receive comments.
    The Director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation denied the 
petitioner's request to shut down or prevent restart of the St. Lucie 
and Turkey Point plants. The NRC staff found no basis for taking 
enforcement action against the licensee based on the petitioner's 
concerns. The NRC did not substantiate the petitioner's concern that 
AMES had sought to misrepresent the capabilities of its technicians to 
NRC licensed facilities. The NRC did not substantiate that the 
contractor willfully submitted falsified training and qualification 
documents for any AMES employee for consideration by the licensee. The 
director's decision (DD-14-01) under Sec.  2.206 of Title 10 of the 
Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ``Requests for Action Under This 
Subpart,'' explains the reasons for this decision. The complete text of 
the Director's Decision is available online in the NRC Library at 
http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm.html by searching for ADAMS Accession No. 
ML13329A091. It is also available for inspection at the NRC's Public 
Document Room located at One White Flint North, Room O1-F21, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.
    The NRC will file a copy of the Director's Decision with the 
Secretary of the Commission for the Commission's review in accordance 
with 10 CFR 2.206. As provided for by this regulation, the Director's 
Decision will constitute the final action of the Commission 25 days 
after the date of the decision unless the Commission, on its own 
motion, institutes a review of the Director's Decision in that time.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 14th day of January 2014.


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    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Eric J. Leeds,
Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2014-01491 Filed 1-24-14; 8:45 am]
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