[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 135 (Monday, July 15, 2013)]
[Page 42113]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-16854]

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[Docket Nos. 50-361 and 50-362; NRC-2013-0155]

Application and Amendment to Facility Operating License Involving 
Proposed No Significant Hazards Consideration Determination; San Onofre 
Nuclear Generating Station, Units 2 and 3

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of withdrawal.


ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2013-0155 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 are publicly available, using any of the following 
     Federal rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2013-0155. 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 
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Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the 
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     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: Brian Benney, Senior Project Manager, 
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; 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 application dated July 29, 2011 (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML11215A090), as supplemented by letters dated September 14, 2012, 
September 27, 2012, September 28, 2012, November 5, 2012, February 15, 
2013, March 19, 2013, and April 11, 2013 (ADAMS Accession Nos.: 
ML12263A300, ML12275A418, ML12272A092, ML12310A408, ML13051A451, 
ML13081A019, and ML13105A199, respectively), for proposed amendments to 
Facility Operating License Nos. NPF-10 and NPF-15 for the San Onofre 
Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), Units 2 and 3, respectively, 
located in San Diego County, California.
    The proposed amendments would have revised a number of Technical 
Specification (TS) requirements, to allow the licensee to use AREVA 
16x16 reactor fuel on a permanent basis in SONGS, Units 2 and 3. These 
changes included revising TS, Core Operating Limits Report 
(COLR), to update the methodology reference list to support the core 
design with the new AREVA fuel; revising TS 4.2.1, Fuel Assemblies, to 
include the description of the new fuel cladding material (M5); 
revising TS, Reactor Safety Limits, to identify a fuel 
centerline melt safety limit for the AREVA fuel with corresponding 
adjustments made to account for the burnable absorber fuel rods; and 
incorporating fuel burnup limits consistent with AREVA M5 clad fuel 
assemblies into the SONGS licensing basis.
    The Commission had previously issued a Notice of Consideration of 
Issuance of Amendment published in the Federal Register on February 14, 
2012 (76 FR 8292). However, by letter dated July 1, 2013 (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML13183A412), the licensee withdrew the proposed 
change.For further details with respect to this action, see the 
application for amendment dated July 29, 2011, as supplemented by 
letters dated September 14, 2012, September 27, 2012, September 28, 
2012, November 5, 2012, February 15, 2013, March 19, 2013, and April 
11, 2013, and the licensee's letter dated July 1, 2013, which withdrew 
the application for license amendment.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 8th day of July, 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brian Benney,
Senior Project Manager, SONGS Special Projects Branch, Division of 
Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2013-16854 Filed 7-12-13; 8:45 am]