[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 120 (Friday, June 21, 2013)]
[Pages 37594-37595]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-14912]



[Docket No. 50-361; NRC-2013-0070]

Application and Amendment to Facility Operating License Involving 
Proposed No Significant Hazards Consideration Determination; San Onofre 
Nuclear Generating Station, Unit 2

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: License amendment application; withdrawal.


ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2013-0070 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
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the NRC's PDR, Room O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville 
Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Benney, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555; telephone: 301-415-2767; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) 
has granted the request of Southern California Edison (the licensee) to 
withdraw its April 5, 2013, application (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML13098A043), for proposed amendment to Facility Operating License No. 
NPF-10 for the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), Unit 2, 
located in San Diego County, California.
    The proposed amendment would have revised the facility Technical 
Specification to require that compliance with the steam 
generator structural integrity performance criterion (SIPC) be 
demonstrated up to 70% Rated Thermal Power (2406.6 megawatts thermal), 
and added a footnote to the Facility Operating License Condition 2.C(1) 
``Maximum Power Level,'' to restrict operation of SONGS Unit 2 to no 
more than 70% Rated Thermal Power for the SONGS Unit 2, Cycle 17.
    The proposed amendment would have made a temporary change to the 
steam generator management program and the license condition for 
maximum power. For the duration of Unit 2, Cycle 17, the proposed 
amendment would have changed the terms ``full range of normal operating 
conditions'' and ``normal steady state full power operation'' and 
restricted operation to 70 percent of the maximum authorized power 
level. ``Full range of normal operating conditions'' and ``normal 
steady state full power operation'' would have been based upon the 
steam generators being operated under conditions associated with 
reactor core power levels up to 70 percent Rated Thermal Power (2406.6 
megawatts thermal).
    The Commission had previously issued a Notice of Consideration of 
Issuance of Amendment published in the Federal Register on April 16, 
2013 (78 FR 22576). Subsequently, by letter dated June 12, 2013 (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML131640201), the licensee notified the NRC that SCE has 
permanently ceased power operation of SONGS Units 2 and 3, effective 
June 7, 2013. In addition, by letter dated June 13, 2013 (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML13165A217), the licensee notified the NRC that in light 
of the decision to permanently cease power operation of SONGS Units 2 
and 3, the amendment request is withdrawn.
    For further details with respect to this action, see the 
application for amendment dated April 5, 2013, as supplemented by 
letters dated April 9 and May 16, 2013 (ADAMS Accession Nos. 
ML13100A021 and ML13137A129, respectively), and the licensee's letters 
dated June 12 and 13, 2013, which notified the NRC of permanent 
cessation of power operation at SONGS Units 2 and 3, and withdrew the 
application for license amendment.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 14th day of June, 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Douglas A. Broaddus,
Chief, SONGS Special Projects Branch, Division of Operating Reactor 
Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2013-14912 Filed 6-20-13; 8:45 am]