[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 131 (Monday, July 11, 2005)]
[Pages 39802-39803]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-3634]



[Docket No. 50-244]

R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant, LLC, R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power 
Plant; Notice of Receipt and Availability for Comment of Request 
Regarding Release of Part of Site for Unrestricted Use

AGENCY: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of receipt and availability for comment.


DATES: Comments must be provided in writing by August 10, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick D. Milano, Senior Project 
Manager, Section 1, Project Directorate I, Division of Licensing 
Project Management, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555. Telephone: 301-415-1457; 
fax no.: 301-415-2102; e-mail: [email protected].


I. Introduction

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received, by letter 
dated May 20, 2005, an application filed by R. E. Ginna Nuclear Power 
Plant, LLC (Ginna LLC) requesting the release of a part of the site for 
unrestricted use at its R. E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant (Ginna Plant), 
located in Wayne County, New York. An NRC administrative review, 
documented in a letter to Ginna LLC dated June 29, 2005, found the 
request acceptable to begin a technical review. Before approving the 
proposed partial site release, the NRC will need to determine that the 
licensee has met the criteria set forth in Section 50.83, ``Release of 
part of a power reactor facility or site for unrestricted use,'' of 
Part 50 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR 50.83). 
The tract of land proposed for release consists of two adjacent 
parcels, comprising a total of approximately 15 acres located along the 
western edge of the Ginna Plant site boundary, and is entirely outside 
of the Exclusion Area. The release of the part of the site would allow 
Ginna LLC to convey the tract of land under a Purchase and Sale 
Contract dated September 10, 2002, that was assumed from the former 
licensee of the Ginna Plant. Pursuant to this contract agreement, the 
land would be sold to a real estate developer for the purpose of 
developing the land for residential use. No physical changes to the 
Ginna Plant facility or operational changes are being proposed in the 
    The NRC will approve an application for partial release of a non-
impacted area, if it determines that the licensee has adequately 
evaluated the effect of releasing the property and has adequately 
justified the classification of any release areas as non-impacted.

II. Opportunity To Provide Comments

    The NRC is providing notice to individuals in the vicinity of the 
facility that the NRC is in receipt of this request, and will accept 
written comments concerning this proposal by August 10, 2005. The 
comments must be submitted to the Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, Attention: Rulemakings and 
Adjudications Staff, and should cite

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the publication date and page number of this Federal Register notice. 
Furthermore, before acting upon this request for approval submitted in 
accordance with 10 CFR 50.83, the NRC will schedule and conduct in the 
near future a public meeting in the vicinity of the Ginna Plant for the 
purpose of obtaining public comments on the proposed release of the 
part of the site. The NRC will consider and, if appropriate, respond to 
these written and verbal comments, but such comments will not otherwise 
constitute part of the decisional record. Comments received after 
public meeting will be considered if practicable to do so, but only 
those comments received on or before the public meeting can be assured 

III. Further Information

    Documents related to this action, including the application for 
approval and supporting documentation, are available for public 
inspection at the NRC'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 also be 
accessible electronically as text and image files from the Agencywide 
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.
    The ADAMS accession numbers for the documents related to this 
notice are:

                  Title                         ADAMS  accession No.
Application, ``Partial Site Release''....  ML051530448
Drawing 1 of 4, ``Ginna Site Boundary      ML051530451
Drawing 2 of 4, ``Building Details''.....  ML051530453
Drawing 3 of 4, ``Site Detail''..........  ML051530454
Drawing 4 of 4, ``Station 13A Site Survey  ML051530457

    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]. The PDR reproduction contractor will copy 
documents for a fee.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 5th day of July 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Patrick D. Milano,
Senior Project Manager, Section 1, Project Directorate I, Division of 
Licensing Project Management, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. E5-3634 Filed 7-8-05; 8:45 am]