[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 208 (Thursday, October 27, 2011)]
[Pages 66763-66764]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-27793]



[Project No. 753, NRC-2011-0136]

Models for Plant-Specific Adoption of Technical Specifications 
Task Force Traveler TSTF-510, Revision 2, ``Revision to Steam Generator 
Program Inspection Frequencies and Tube Sample Selection''

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.


SUMMARY: As part of the consolidated line item improvement process 
(CLIIP), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the 
availability of the model safety evaluation (SE) for plant-specific 
adoption of Technical Specifications (TS) Task Force (TSTF) Traveler 
TSTF-510, Revision 2, ``Revision to Steam Generator [(SG)] Program 
Inspection Frequencies and Tube Sample Selection.'' TSTF-510, Revision 
2, is available in the Agencywide Documents Access and Management 
System (ADAMS) under Accession Number ML110610350, and includes a model 
application. The proposed change revises the Improved Standard 
Technical Specification (ISTS), NUREGs-1430, -1431, and -1432, 
Specification 5.5.9, ``Steam Generator (SG) Program,'' Specification 
5.6.7, ``Steam Generator Tube Inspection Report,'' and the SG Tube 
Integrity specification (Limiting Condition for Operation (LCO) 3.4.17, 
LCO 3.4.20, and LCO 3.4.18 in ISTS NUREG-1430, -1431, and -1432, 
respectively). The proposed changes are necessary to address 
implementation issues associated with the inspection periods, and 
address other administrative changes and clarifications. The model SE 
will facilitate expedited approval of plant-specific adoption of TSTF-
510, Revision 2. This TS improvement is part of the CLIIP.

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ADDRESSES: You can access publicly available documents related to this 
notice using the following methods:
     NRC's Public Document Room (PDR): The public may examine 
and have copied for a fee publicly available documents at the NRC's 
PDR, Room O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, Maryland 20852.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC 
are available online in the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this page, the public can gain entry into ADAMS, 
which provides text and image files of NRC's public documents. If you 
do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing the 
documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC's PDR reference staff at 1-
800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by e-mail to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The 
model SE for plant-specific adoption of TSTF-510, Revision 2, is 
available electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML112101513. The 
NRC staff disposition of comments received to the Notice of Opportunity 
for Public Comment announced in the Federal Register on June 20, 2011 
(76 FR 35923), is available electronically under ADAMS Accession Number 
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Public comments and 
supporting materials related to this notice can be found at http://www.regulations.gov by searching on Docket ID: NRC-2011-0136.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Michelle C. Honcharik, Senior 
Project Manager, Licensing Processes Branch, Mail Stop: O-12 D1, 
Division of Policy and Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001; telephone: 301-415-1774, e-mail: michelle.honcharik@nrc.gov or 
Mr. Ravinder Grover, Technical Specifications Branch, Mail Stop: O-7 
C2A, Division of Inspection and Regional Support, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-2166, e-mail: ravinder.grover@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: TSTF-510, Revision 2, is applicable to 
pressurized water reactor plants. The proposed changes revise the ISTS 
to implement a number of editorial corrections, changes, and 
clarifications intended to improve internal consistency, consistency 
with the implementing industry documents, and usability without 
changing the intent of the requirements. The proposed changes to 
Specification 5.5.9.d.2 are more effective in managing the frequency of 
verification of tube integrity and sample selection than those required 
by current TSs. As a result, the proposed changes will not reduce the 
assurance of the function and integrity of SG tubes. TS Bases changes 
that reflect the proposed changes are included.
    NRC staff has reviewed the model application included with TSTF-510 
and has found it acceptable for use by licensees. Licensees opting to 
apply for this TS change are responsible for reviewing the NRC staff's 
SE and the applicable technical justifications, providing any necessary 
plant-specific information, and assessing the completeness and accuracy 
of their license amendment request (LAR). The NRC will process each 
amendment application responding to the NOA according to applicable NRC 
rules and procedures.
    The proposed changes do not prevent licensees from requesting an 
alternate approach or proposing changes other than those proposed in 
TSTF-510, Revision 2. However, significant deviations from the approach 
recommended in this notice or the inclusion of additional changes to 
the license require additional NRC staff review. This may increase the 
time and resources needed for the review or result in NRC staff 
rejection of the LAR. Licensees desiring significant deviations or 
additional changes should instead submit an LAR that does not claim to 
adopt TSTF-510, Revision 2.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 19th day of October 2011.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
John R. Jolicoeur,
Chief, Licensing Processes Branch, Division of Policy and Rulemaking, 
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2011-27793 Filed 10-26-11; 8:45 am]