[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 52 (Tuesday, March 18, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 15159]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05935]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 50-528, 50-529, 50-530; NRC-2014-0053]


Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: License amendment application; withdrawal by applicant.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the 
request of Arizona Public Service Company (the licensee) to withdraw 
its application dated March 8, 2012, for a proposed amendment to 
Facility Operating License Nos. NPF-41, NPF-51, and NPF-74. The 
proposed amendment would have revised the Technical Specifications (TS) 
to eliminate the use of the term CORE ALTERATIONS throughout the TS.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2014-0053 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
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Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennivine Rankin, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, telephone: 301-415-1530, email: 
Jennivine.Rankin@nrc.gov; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NRC has granted the request of Arizona 
Public Service Company (the licensee) to withdraw its March 8, 2012, 
application (ADAMS Accession No. ML12076A045), for proposed amendment 
to Facility Operating License Nos. NPF-41, NPF-51, and NPF-74, for the 
Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2, and 3, respectively, 
located in Maricopa County, Arizona.
    The proposed amendment would have revised the Technical 
Specifications (TS) to eliminate the use of the term CORE ALTERATIONS 
throughout the TS. The proposed amendment incorporated changes 
reflected in Technical Specification Task Force (TSTF) Traveler 471-A, 
Revision 1, ``Eliminate use of term CORE ALTERATIONS in ACTIONS and 
Notes.''
    The Commission had previously issued a Notice of Consideration of 
Issuance of Amendment published in the Federal Register on June 12, 
2012 (77 FR 35071). The licensee supplemented their original 
application by letters dated October 11, 2012; January 31, 2013; and 
July 25, 2013; respectively (ADAMS Accession Nos. ML12286A330, 
ML13039A013, and ML13210A238). However, by letter dated February 13, 
2014 (ADAMS Accession No. ML14051A103), the licensee withdrew the 
proposed change.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 7th day of March 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Balwant K. Singal,
Senior Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch IV-1, Division of 
Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2014-05935 Filed 3-17-14; 8:45 am]
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