[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 45 (Thursday, March 7, 2013)]
[Pages 14842-14843]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05317]



[Docket No. 50-302; NRC-2009-0039]

Crystal River Nuclear Generating Plant, Unit 3; Application for 
Renewal of License to Facility; Withdrawal

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of license renewal application; withdrawal.


ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2009-0039 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may access information related to this document, which the NRC 
possesses and are publicly available, using any of the following 
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search

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Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-492-3668; email: 
[email protected].
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Daily, Senior Project Manager, 
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-3873; email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) 
grants the Florida Power Corporation request to withdraw its 
application for the renewal of operating license DPR-72, which 
authorizes Florida Power Corporaton (FPC) to operate the Crystal River 
Nuclear Generating Plant, Unit 3 (CR3), at 2609 megawatts thermal. The 
FPC stated its decision to withdraw the application is based upon a 
determination to retire CR3. The CR3 is located near Crystal River, FL; 
the current operating license for the CR3 expires on December 3, 2016.
    The FPC submitted the license renewal application (LRA) by letter 
dated December 16, 2008, pursuant to Part 54 of Title 10 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (10 CFR), to renew operating license DPR-72 for CR3 
(ADAMS Accession No. ML090080053). The Commission had previously 
noticed the acceptance of the application in the Federal Register on 
March 9, 2009 (74 FR 10099). The FPC requested withdrawal of the 
application by letter dated February 6, 2013, based on its 
determination to retire CR3 (ADAMS Accession No. ML13043A028).
    The NRC staff completed its ``Safety Evaluation Report With Open 
Items Related to the License Renewal of Crystal River Unit 3 Nuclear 
Generating Plant'' (hereinafter known as the SER) in December 2010 
(ADAMS Accession No. ML103490568). Consistent with 10 CFR 54.13(a), 
``[I]nformation provided to the Commission by an applicant for a 
renewed license * * * must be complete and accurate in all material 
respects.'' The staff noted that the SER contains nine open items and 
two confirmatory items; these items are incomplete in regards to 10 CFR 
54.13(a). Since the staff's review to date has identified that FPC's 
application did not provide technical information in sufficient detail 
to enable the staff to complete its reviews, if FPC decides to re-
submit the application, it must include this technical information in 
sufficient detail to allow the staff to continue its evaluations.
    The staff also issued a Notice of Issuance for the draft 
supplemental environmental impact statement (DSEIS) related to the 
proposed license renewal, which was published in the Federal Register 
on June 3, 2011 (76 FR 32237). However, since the licensee has 
withdrawn its application, all comments received on the DSEIS and all 
of the above Federal Register Notices need not be and will not be 
    For further details with respect to this action, see the LRA dated 
December 16, 2008, and the licensee's letter of withdrawal dated 
February 6, 2013.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 28th day of February, 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
John W. Lubinski,
Director, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
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