[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 59 (Tuesday, March 29, 2005)]
[Pages 15938-15939]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-1378]



[Docket No. 72-11]

Sacramento Municipal Utility District; Rancho Seco Independent 
Spent Fuel Storage Installation; Issuance of an Exemption and 
Conforming Amendment

AGENCY: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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ACTION: Issuance of an exemption and conforming amendment.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy M. Snyder, Project Manager, Spent 
Fuel Project Office, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555. Telephone: 
(301) 415-8580; fax number: (301) 415-8555; e-mail: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) 
has issued an exemption, pursuant to 10 CFR 72.7, from the provisions 
of 10 CFR 72.44(d)(3), to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District 
(SMUD or the licensee). The requested exemption (in conjunction with a 
conforming license amendment) relieves SMUD from the requirement to 
submit an annual radioactive effluent report for the Rancho Seco 
Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI). SMUD submitted the 
exemption request by letter dated July 19, 2004, in which it also 
requested an amendment to the Rancho Seco ISFSI license; specifically, 
the deletion of Technical Specification 5.5.2., Radiological 
Environmental Monitoring Program, item (d). The licensee is currently 
storing spent nuclear fuel at the Rancho Seco ISFSI on the site of the 
decommissioned Rancho Seco Nuclear Generating Station in Sacramento 
County, California.
    These actions comply with the standards and requirements of the 
Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the Commission's 
rules and regulations. The Commission has made appropriate findings as 
required by the Act and the Commission's rules and regulations in 10 
CFR chapter I, which are set forth in the license amendment.
    In accordance with 10 CFR 72.46(b)(2), a determination has been 
made that this exemption and conforming amendment does not present a 
genuine issue as to whether public health and safety will be 
significantly affected. Therefore, the publication of a notice of 
proposed action and an opportunity for hearing or a notice of hearing 
is not warranted. Notice is hereby given of the right of interested 
persons to request a hearing on whether the action should be rescinded 
or modified.
    Also in connection with these actions, the Commission prepared an 
Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact 
(FONSI). The EA and FONSI were published in the Federal Register on 
January 11, 2005 (70 FR 1911).
    The NRC maintains an Agencywide Documents Access Management System 
(ADAMS), which provides text and image files of NRC's public documents. 
Supporting documentation may be accessed through the NRC's Public 
Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. A copy of the EA and FONSI can be found at this site 
using the ADAMS accession number ML050040272. Copies of the referenced 
documents are also available for review at the NRC Public Document Room 
(PDR), located at 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. PDR 
reference staff can be contacted at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737 or by 
e-mail to [email protected]. The PDR reproduction contractor will copy 
documents for a fee.

    Dated in Rockville, Maryland, this 21st day of March, 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Amy M. Snyder,
Project Manager, Spent Fuel Project Office, Office of Nuclear Material 
Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. E5-1378 Filed 3-28-05; 8:45 am]