[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 194 (Friday, October 7, 2005)]
[Page 58758]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-5529]



[Docket Nos. 50-528, 50-529, and 50-530]

Arizona Public Service Company; Notice of Partial Withdrawal of 
Application for Amendment to Facility Operating License

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (the Commission) has granted 
the request of Arizona Public Service Company (the licensee) to 
partially withdraw its May 28, 2003, application for proposed 
amendments to Facility Operating License No. NPF-41, NF-51, and NPF-74 
for the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2, and 3, 
located in Maricopa County, Arizona.
    The proposed amendments would modify several surveillance 
requirements (SRs) in Technical Specifications (TSs) 3.8.1 and 3.8.4 on 
alternating current and direct current sources, respectively, for plant 
operation. The revised SRs would have notes deleted or modified to 
allow the SRs to be performed, or partially performed, in reactor modes 
that are currently not allowed by the TSs. The current SRs are not 
allowed to be performed in Modes 1 and 2. Several of the current SRs 
also cannot be performed in Modes 3 and 4.
    The Commission had previously issued a Notice of Consideration of 
Issuance of Amendment published in the Federal Register on July 8, 2003 
(68 FR 40709). However, the licensee partially withdrew the proposed 
change in two separate letters. By letter dated June 23, 2004, the 
licensee withdrew the proposed changes to the notes in SR and 
SR and by letter dated September 27, 2005, the licensee 
withdrew the proposed changes to SRs,, and
    For further details with respect to this action, see the 
application for amendments dated May 28, 2003, and the licensee's 
letters dated June 23, 2004, and September 27, 2005, which partially 
withdrew the application for license amendments. Documents may be 
examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC's Public Document Room 
(PDR), located at One White Flint North, Public File Area O1F21, 11555 
Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available 
records will be accessible electronically from the Agencywide Documents 
Access and Management System (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on 
the internet at the NRC Web site, http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams/html. 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 at Rockville, Maryland, this 29th day of September 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Mel B. Fields,
Senior Project Manager, Section 2, Project Directorate IV, Division of 
Licensing Project Management, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
 [FR Doc. E5-5529 Filed 10-6-05; 8:45 am]