[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 103 (Tuesday, May 31, 2005)]
[Pages 30974-30975]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-2734]



[Docket Nos. 50-344, License No. NPF-1 and 72-017, License No. SNM-

Portland General Electric Company; Notice of Termination of 
Trojan Nuclear Plant Facility Operating License No. NPF-1

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of termination of the Portland General Electric Company 
(PGE) Trojan Nuclear Plant (TNP) Facility Operating (Possession Only) 
License, No. NPF-1.


SUMMARY: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is noticing the 
termination of the TNP Facility Operating (Possession Only) License, 
No. NPF-1, (NRC Docket No. 50-344), located near Portland, Oregon.
    Background: The TNP facility is located in Columbia County, Oregon, 
approximately 42 miles north of

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Portland, Oregon. TNP began commercial operation in May 1976. The 
reactor output was rated at 3411 MWt with an approximate net electrical 
output rating of 1130 MWe. The nuclear steam supply system was a four-
loop pressurized water reactor designed by Westinghouse Electric 
Corporation. TNP was shut down for the last time on November 9, 1992.
    In August 1999, PGE submitted its License Termination Plan (LTP) 
for the TNP facility. Under the provisions of 10 CFR 50.82(a)(10), the 
NRC approved the LTP by license amendment dated February 12, 2001. PGE 
conducted decommissioning activities at TNP in accordance with the 
approved LTP from February 2001 to December 2004. In accordance with 
the approved LTP, the licensee conducted final status surveys (FSSs) to 
demonstrate that the facility and site meet the criteria for 
unrestricted release as presented in 10 CFR 20.1402. Details of the FSS 
results were submitted to the NRC in 10 separate FSS reports (FSSRs).
    PGE submitted an application for termination of the TNP Facility 
Operating (Possession Only) License, No. NPF-1, on December 20, 2004. 
The application states that PGE has completed remaining radiological 
decommissioning and FSSs of the TNP facility and site in accordance 
with the NRC-approved LTP, and the FSSs demonstrate that the facility 
and site meet the criteria for decommissioning and release of the site 
for unrestricted use that are stipulated in 10 CFR part 20, subpart E.
    The NRC conducted a number of performance-based in-process 
inspections of the licensee's FSS program during the decommissioning 
process. The purpose of the inspections was to verify that the FSS was 
being conducted in accordance with of the commitments made by the 
licensee in the LTP, and to evaluate the quality of the FSS by 
reviewing the FSS procedures, methodology, equipment, surveyor training 
and qualifications, document quality control, and survey data 
supporting the FSSRs. In addition, the NRC conducted a number of 
independent confirmatory surveys to verify the FSS results obtained and 
reported by the licensee. Confirmatory surveys consisted of surface 
scans for beta and gamma radiation, direct measurements for total beta 
activity, and collection of smear samples for determining removable 
radioactivity levels.
    The NRC staff reviewed the FSS Report and concludes that: (I) 
Dismantlement and decontamination activities were performed in 
accordance with the approved LTP; and (ii) The FSS and associated 
documentation, including an assessment of dose contributions associated 
with parts released for use before approval of the LTP, demonstrate 
that the facility and site have met the criteria for decommissioning in 
10 CFR Part 20, Subpart E. Therefore, NRC is terminating TNP Facility 
Operating License No. NPF-1.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: See the application dated December 20, 
2004, and the Safety Evaluation Report, available for public inspection 
at the Commission's Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White 
Flint North, Public File Area O1 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first 
floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available records will be 
accessible electronically from the Agency-wide Documents Access and 
Management System's (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the 
Internet at the NRC Web site, http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html 
(ADAMS Accession Nos. ML050030054, and ML050680345). Persons who do not 
have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the 
documents located in ADAMS, should contact the NRC PDR Reference staff 
by telephone at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737 or by e-mail to 
[email protected].

    Dated in Rockville, Maryland this 23rd day of May, 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Andrew Persinko,
 Acting Deputy Director, Decommissioning Directorate, Division of Waste 
Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Nuclear Material 
Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. E5-2734 Filed 5-27-05; 8:45 am]