[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 50 (Thursday, March 14, 2013)]
[Page 16302]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05907]



[Docket No. 50-302; NRC-2011-0301]

Crystal River Unit 3 Nuclear Generating Plant, Application for 
Amendment to Facility Operating License

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: License amendment application; withdrawal.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is granting the 
request of Florida Power Corporation (the licensee), through its owner 
Duke Energy, to withdraw its June 15, 2011, (Agencywide Documents 
Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML112070659), 
application for proposed amendment to Facility Operating License No. 
DPR-72 for the Crystal River Unit 3 Nuclear Generating Plant (CR-3), 
located in Florida, Citrus County. The proposed amendment would have 
revised the facility operating license and the technical specifications 
to support operation at an increased core thermal power level.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2011-0301 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 is publicly available, using any of the following 
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2011-0301. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-492-
3668; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov.
     NRC's 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 notice (if that 
document is available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a 
document is referenced.
     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: Siva P. Lingam, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-1564; email: siva.lingam@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NRC is granting the licensee's request 
to withdraw its June 15, 2011, application for proposed amendment to 
the CR-3 Facility Operating License No. DPR-72.
    The proposed amendment would have increased the licensed core power 
level for CR-3 from 2609 megawatts thermal (MWt) to 3014 MWt. The 
increase in core thermal power would have been approximately 15.5 
percent over the current licensed core thermal power level and was 
categorized as an extended power uprate.
    The Commission had previously issued a Notice of Consideration of 
Issuance of Amendment published in the Federal Register on January 11, 
2012 (77 FR 1743), and a Notice of Consideration of Issuance of draft 
environmental assessment related to the proposed amendment published in 
the Federal Register on January 16, 2013 (78 FR 3458). However, by 
letter dated February 7, 2013 (ADAMS Accession No. ML13043A027), the 
licensee withdrew the proposed change based on the determination to 
retire CR-3 due to economic disadvantages to fix the containment 
delamination that occurred during the steam generators replacement 
refueling outage. As a result, all the comments received on the above 
Federal Register notices will not be resolved and the environmental 
assessment will not be finalized.
    For further details with respect to this action, see the 
application for amendment dated June 15, 2011, and the licensee's 
letter dated February 7, 2013, which withdrew the application for 
license amendment.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 7th day of March 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Siva P. Lingam,
Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch II-2, Division of Operating 
Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2013-05907 Filed 3-13-13; 8:45 am]