[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 111 (Wednesday, June 9, 2004)]
[Page 32372]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-13020]



[Docket No. 50-263]

Licensee; Notice of Issuance of Amendment to Facility Operating 

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Commission) has issued 
Amendment No. 139 to Facility Operating License No. DPR-22 issued to 
Nuclear Management Company, LLC (the licensee), which revised the 
Technical Specifications for operation of the Monticello Nuclear 
Generating Plant, located in Wright County, Minnesota. The amendment is 
effective as of the date of issuance.
    The amendment modified the Technical Specifications to change 
design bases and the Updated Safety Analysis Report (USAR) for (1) 
long-term containment response to the design-basis loss-of-coolant 
accident (LOCA) and (2) containment overpressure required for adequate 
available net positive suction head for the low-pressure emergency core 
cooling system pumps following a LOCA, reactor vessel isolation, and 
Appendix R fire.
    The application for the amendment 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 made 
appropriate findings as required by the Act and the Commission's rules 
and regulations in 10 CFR Chapter I, which are set forth in the license 
    Notice of Consideration of Issuance of Amendment to Facility 
Operating License and Opportunity for a Hearing in connection with this 
action was published in the Federal Register on January 27, 2003 (68 FR 
3900). No request for a hearing or petition for leave to intervene was 
filed following this notice.
    The Commission has prepared an Environmental Assessment related to 
the action and has determined not to prepare an environmental impact 
statement. Based upon the environmental assessment, the Commission has 
concluded that the issuance of the amendment will not have a 
significant effect on the quality of the human environment (69 FR 
    Further details with respect to the action see (1) the application 
for amendment dated December 6, 2002, as supplemented September 24, 
2003 and March 12, 2004, (2) Amendment No. 139 to License No. DPR-22, 
(3) the Commission's related Safety Evaluation, and (4) the 
Commission's Environmental Assessment. Documents may be examined, and/
or copied for a fee, at the NRC's Public Document Room, located at One 
White Flint North, 1555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, 
Maryland. Publicly available records will be accessible electronically 
from the Agencywide Documents Access and Management Systems (ADAMS) 
Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at the NRC Web site, 
http://www.nrc.gov/NRC/ADAMS/index.html. Persons who do not have access 
to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located 
in ADAMS, should contact the NRC Public Document Room Reference staff 
by telephone at 1-800-397-4209 or 301-415-4737, or send an e-mail to 

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 2nd day of June, 2004.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
L. Mark Padovan,
Project Manager, Section 1, Project Directorate III, Division of 
Licensing Project Management, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 04-13020 Filed 6-8-04; 8:45 am]