[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 104 (Thursday, May 30, 2013)]
[Pages 32476-32477]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-12874]



[Project No. 753; NRC-2013-0007]

Models for Plant-Specific Adoption of Technical Specifications 
Task Force Traveler TSTF-426, Revision 5, ``Revise or Add Actions To 
Preclude Entry Into LCO 3.0.3--RITSTF Initiatives 6B & 6C,'' Using the 
Consolidated Line Item Improvement Process

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the 
availability of Technical Specifications (TSs) Task Force (TSTF) 
Traveler TSTF-426, Revision 5, ``Revise or Add Actions to Preclude 
Entry into LCO [Limiting Condition for Operation] 3.0.3--RITSTF [Risk-
Informed TSTF] Initiatives 6B & 6C,'' for plant-specific adoption using 
the Consolidated Line Item Improvement Process (CLIIP). Additionally, 
the NRC staff finds the proposed TS (Volume 1) and TS Bases (Volume 2) 
changes in Traveler TSTF-426 acceptable for inclusion in the following 
Standard Technical Specification (STS): NUREG-1432, ``Standard 
Technical Specifications Combustion Engineering Plants.''

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2013-0007 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-2013-0007. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-492-
3668; email: [email protected]. For technical questions, contact 
the individual(s) listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
of this document.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(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 [email protected]. The ADAMS accession number 
for each

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document referenced in this notice (if that document is available in 
ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is referenced. TSTF-
426, Revision 5, includes a model application and is available in ADAMS 
under Accession No. ML113260461. The model safety evaluation (SE) for 
plant-specific adoption of TSTF-426, Revision 5, is available in ADAMS 
under Accession No. ML13036A381. Minor editorial comments were received 
from the Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment announced in the 
Federal Register on January 17, 2013 (78 FR 3921); all comments were 
     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: Mrs. Michelle C. Honcharik, Senior 
Project Manager, telephone: 301-415-1774, email: 
[email protected]; or for technical questions contact Mr. Carl 
Schulten, Senior Reactor Systems Engineer, telephone: 301-415-1192 or 
by email: [email protected]. Both of the Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: TSTF-426, Revision 5, is applicable to all 
Combustion Engineering-designed nuclear power plants. The change 
revises various TSs to add a Condition for loss of redundant features 
representing a loss of safety function for a system or component 
included within the scope of the plant TSs. It would replace Required 
Actions requiring either a default shutdown or explicit LCO 3.0.3 entry 
with a Required Action based on the risk significance for the system's 
degraded condition. This STS improvement is part of the CLIIP.
    The NRC staff has reviewed the model application for TSTF-426 and 
has found it acceptable for use by licensees. Licensees opting to apply 
for this TS change are responsible for reviewing the NRC's staff SE and 
the applicable technical bases, 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 Notice of Availability 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-426, Revision 5. 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-426, Revision 5.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of May 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Anthony J. Mendiola,
Chief, Licensing Processes Branch, Division of Policy and Rulemaking, 
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2013-12874 Filed 5-29-13; 8:45 am]