[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 90 (Thursday, May 9, 2013)]
[Pages 27260-27261]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11036]



[Docket Nos. 50-361 and 50-362; NRC-2013-0083]

Southern California Edison, San Onofre Nuclear Generating 
Station, Units 2 and 3 Request for Action

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Request for action; receipt.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is giving notice 
that by petition dated June 18, 2012, Friends of the Earth (FOE, the 
petitioner) has requested that the NRC take action with regard to the 
San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The petitioner's requests are 
included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2013-0083 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
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ML12171A409), the petitioner requested that the NRC take action with 
regard to San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Units 2 and 3. The 
petitioner supplemented its petition on November 16, 2012 (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML12325A748). The petitioner met with the Petition Review 
Board (PRB) on January 16, 2013, to discuss the petition, and 
supplemented its petition on February 6, 2013 (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML13109A075). On February 12, 2013 (ADAMS Accession No. ML13116A265), 
FOE requested that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' Report entitled Root 
Cause Analysis Report for tube wear identified in the Unit 2 and Unit 3 
Steam Generators at San Onofre Generating Station and other specified 
documents be considered in the PRB's evaluation of the petition. The 
petitioner requests that the NRC order Southern California Edison (SCE) 

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submit a license amendment application for the design and installation 
of the replacement steam generators. The petitioner also requests that 
the NRC suspend the licenses for Units 2 and 3, until they are amended.
    As the basis for this request, the petitioner states that SCE 
violated Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 50.59 
when it replaced its steam generators in 2010 and 2011 without first 
obtaining NRC approval of the design changes via a license amendment.
    The request is being treated pursuant to 10 CFR 2.206 of the 
Commission's regulations. The request has been referred to the Director 
of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. As provided by 10 CFR 
2.206, appropriate action will be taken on this petition within a 
reasonable time.
    Further, FOE submitted on April 4, 2013, a cover letter and 
technical review entitled Review of Tube Wear Identified in the San 
Onofre Replacement Steam Generators--Mitsubishi Reports UES-20120254 
Rev.0 (3/64) and L5-04GA588(0) together with Other Relevant Information 
conducted by Large & Associates, Consulting Engineers retained by FOE 
(ADAMS Accession No. ML13116A266 and ML13116A267, respectively). The 
PRB will also consider the safety significance and complexity of this 
information and determine if the information should be consolidated 
with the existing petition, or if it will be treated as a new petition.
    A copy of the transcript of the January 16, 2013, meeting is 
available at ADAMS Accession No. ML13029A643.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 30th day of April 2013.
Daniel H. Dorman,
Deputy Director for Engineering and Corporate Support, Office of 
Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2013-11036 Filed 5-8-13; 8:45 am]