[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 62 (Monday, April 1, 2013)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07470]

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[Docket No. 50-305; NRC-2013-0056]

Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc., Kewaunee Power Station Post-
Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting and availability of report.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will conduct a 
meeting to discuss and accept public comments on the Kewaunee Power 
Station (KPS) Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report (PSDAR), 
Revision 0, on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., DST, in a 
meeting room at the Kewaunee City Council Chambers, City of Kewaunee 
offices, 401 Fifth Street, Kewaunee, WI 54216.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Karl Feintuch, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301- 415-3079 or email: karl.feintuch@nrc.gov.


    Also pursuant to section 50.82(a)(4)(ii) of Title 10 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (10 CFR), the NRC provides notice of its receipt on 
February 28, 2013, of the signed original PSDAR dated February 26, 
    Kewaunee Power Station began commercial operation in June 1974. On 
February 25, 2013, Dominion Energy Kewaunee, LLC (DEK, the licensee) 
provided to the NRC its ``certification of permanent cessation of 
operations'' (Cert1) consistent with the requirements of 10 CFR Part 
50.4(b)(8) and as described in 10 CFR 50.82(a)(1)(i). Cert1 submitted 
by DEK stated that the date on which operations will cease at KPS is 
May 7, 2013. Thereafter, all fuel will be permanently removed from the 
reactor vessel and placed in the spent fuel pool.
    Upon completion of the permanent removal of fuel from the reactor 
vessel, DEK will have met the requirements to submit written 
certification of permanent fuel removal (Cert2) consistent with the 
requirements of 10 CFR 50.4(b)(9) and as described in 10 CFR 
    Cert1 may be viewed in the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and 
Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML13058A065. In a prior 
communication on November 2, 2012 (ADAMS Accession No. ML12312A018), 
DEK had notified the NRC of its intention to permanently cease power 
operations at KPS pending completion of a grid stability review by the 
Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc.
    Upon docketing of Cert1 and Cert2, pursuant to 10 CFR 50.82(a)(2), 
the 10 CFR Part 50 renewed facility operating license for KPS will no 
longer authorize operation of the reactor or emplacement or retention 
of fuel in the reactor vessel. Also, pursuant to 10 CFR 50.51, 
``Continuation of license,'' Subpart (b), the facility license remains 
in effect until the NRC notifies the licensee that the license has been 

Further Information

    The PSDAR, Revision 0, is available for public viewing at the NRC's 
Public Document Room (PDR) or electronically through NRC ADAMS at 
Accession No. ML13063A248. Documents may be examined, and/or copied for 
a fee, at the PDR, located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville 
Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland 20852.
    Publicly available records will be accessible electronically from 
the ADAMS Public Library component on the NRC Web site, http://www.nrc.gov (the Public Electronic Reading Room). Persons who do not 
have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the 
documents located in ADAMS should contact the NRC PDR Reference staff 
by telephone at 1-(800) 397-4209, or (301) 415-4737, or by email at 

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 21st day of March 2013.
    For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Karl D. Feintuch,
Acting Chief, Plant Licensing Branch III-1, Division of Operator 
Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
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