[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 49 (Monday, March 16, 2009)]
[Pages 11140-11141]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-5614]



[Docket No. 50-315; License No. DPR-58; NRC-2009-0111]

Indiana Michigan Power Company; Receipt of Request for Action 
Under 10 CFR 2.206

    Notice is hereby given that by petition dated December 16, 2008, 
Mr. David Lochbaum (petitioner) has requested that the U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission (NRC) take action with regard to the licensee for 
the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1. The petitioner requests 
that the NRC issue a demand for information requiring the licensee to 
docket information regarding the following four issues at least 30 days 
before restarting the reactor from the current outage:
    (1) The vibration levels experienced in the control room, turbine 
building, and other structures during the September 20, 2008, event;
    (2) The vibration levels assumed in these locations during the 
safe-shutdown earthquake (SSE);
    (3) In locations where the vibration levels during the September 
20, 2008, event exceeded the vibration levels assumed for an SSE, the 
extent to which piping and pipe supports were replaced or repaired 
because of potential stress damage and the bases for not replacing 
other structures, systems, and components exposed to greater than SSE 
loading; and
    (4) In locations where the vibration levels during the September 
20, 2008, event did not exceed the vibration levels assumed for an SSE, 
the extent of the measures taken to protect against spurious equipment 
operation and the bases for concluding that the as-left configuration 
will not pose a public health hazard in event of an SSE.
    As the basis for this request, the petitioner states that the event 
caused significant vibration levels that caused spurious operation of 
standby equipment and may have contributed to a breach that seriously 
impaired the fire protection system. The petitioner further states that 
the information being sought in the petition is needed to apply the 
proper lessons from the event to the future operation of the Donald C. 
Cook Nuclear Plant, Unit 1. The petitioner states that without this 
information, the NRC cannot be assured of, and the public is therefore 
not adequately protected from, significant adverse safety implications 
of an SSE causing spurious actuation of equipment.
    The NRC is treating the request pursuant to Title 10, Section 
2.206, ``Requests for Action under This Subpart,'' of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (10 CFR 2.206). The request has been referred to 
the Director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. As provided 
by 10 CFR 2.206, the NRC will take appropriate action on this petition 
within a reasonable time. A copy of the petition is available for 
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,

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MD. Publicly available records will be accessible 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 or 
301-415-4737, or by e-mail to [email protected].

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 6th day of March 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Eric J. Leeds,
Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. E9-5614 Filed 3-13-09; 8:45 am]