[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 50 (Friday, March 14, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14548-14549]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05655]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 72-3; NRC-2014-0049]


Duke Energy Progress, Inc.--H.B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant; 
Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: License amendment; issuance.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) reviewed an 
application by Carolina Power and Light Company (CP&L) for amendment of 
Materials License No. SNM-2502 which authorizes CP&L to receive, 
possess, store, and transfer spent nuclear fuel and associated 
radioactive materials. The requested amendment would change the 
corporate name of the licensee from Carolina Power and Light to Duke 
Energy Progress, Inc. for the H.B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant 
(HBRSEP) Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI).

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2014-0049 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-2014-0049. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-
3422; 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. The H.B. Robinson License Amendment Request No. 2 package 
is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML14056A311.
     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: John-Chau Nguyen, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone: 301-287-9202; email: John-Chau.Nguyen@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 30, 2005, the NRC renewed Materials 
License No. SNM-2502 to the Carolina Power and Light Company (CP&L) for 
the H.B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant (HBRSEP) Independent Spent Fuel 
Storage Installation (ISFSI), located in Hartsville, South Carolina. 
The renewed license authorizes CP&L to receive, possess, store, and 
transfer spent nuclear fuel and associated radioactive materials 
resulting from the operation of the HBRSEP in an ISFSI at the power 
plant site for a term of 40 years. The NRC staff also issued an 
Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact related 
to the issuance of the renewed ISFSI license on March 17, 2005, in 
accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, and in 
conformance with the applicable requirements of Part 51 of Title 10 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR).
    On April 10, 2013, CP&L submitted a request for a license amendment 
to the NRC in accordance with 10 CFR 72.56, ``Application for amendment 
of license.'' The requested amendment would change the corporate name 
of the licensee from Carolina Power and Light to Duke Energy Progress, 
Inc. The application included adequate justification for the proposed 
changes.
    Pursuant to 10 CFR 72.46, the NRC has docketed, approved and issued 
Amendment No. 2 to Materials License No. SNM-2502 held by CP&L for the 
receipt, possession, transfer, and storage of spent fuel at the HBRSEP 
ISFSI. Amendment No. 2 is effective as of the date of issuance.
    Amendment No. 2 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

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made appropriate findings, as required by the Act and the Commission's 
rules and regulations in 10 CFR Chapter 1, which are set forth in 
Amendment No. 2. The issuance of Amendment No. 2 satisfied the criteria 
specified in 10 CFR 51.22(c)(11) for a categorical exclusion. Thus, the 
preparation of an environmental assessment or an environmental impact 
statement is not required.
    In accordance with 10 CFR 72.46(b)(2), the NRC has determined that 
Amendment No. 2 does not present a genuine issue as to whether public 
health and safety will be significantly affected. Therefore, the 
publication of a notice of proposed action and an opportunity for 
hearing or a notice of hearing is not warranted. Notice is hereby given 
of the right of interested persons to request a hearing on whether the 
action should be rescinded or modified.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 10th day of March 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Michele Sampson,
Chief, Licensing Branch, Division of Spent Fuel Storage and 
Transportation, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. 2014-05655 Filed 3-13-14; 8:45 am]
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