[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 66 (Wednesday, April 8, 2009)]
[Page 16012]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-7810]



[Docket Nos. 50-387 and 50-388; NRC-2009-0152]

PPL Susquehanna, LLC; Notice of Withdrawal of Application for 
Amendment to Facility Operating License

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (the Commission) has granted 
the request of PPL Susquehanna, LLC, (the licensee) to withdraw its 
March 28, 2008, application for proposed amendment to Facility 
Operating License Nos. NPF-14 and NPF-22 for the Susquehanna Steam 
Electric Station, Units 1 and 2, located in Luzerne County, 
    The proposed change would have modified PPL Susquehanna, LLC, Units 
1 and 2 (PPL) Technical Specifications (TSs) TS ``Secondary 
Containment,'' and TS ``Standby Gas Treatment System,'' as 
    (1) To add a new Required Action option for TS Condition A, 
to allow additional time to restore secondary containment to OPERABLE 
when the inoperability is not caused by a loss of secondary containment 
    (2) To add a new Actions note TS, to allow opening of 
secondary containment heating ventilation and air conditioning duct 
access doors and opening of a secondary containment equipment ingress/
egress door (102 door) under administrative controls provided no 
movement of irradiated fuel assemblies in the secondary containment, 
CORE ALTERATIONS, or operations with a potential for draining the 
reactor vessel (OPDRVs) are in progress,
    (3) To modify the existing note to Surveillance Requirement (SR) and add a second note to this same SR, to expand upon the 
existing SR exception note by adding other types of door access 
openings that occur for entry and exit of people or equipment, and
    (4) The administrative change to remove a one-time allowance in TS and TS ``Standby Gas Treatment System [SGTS],'' that 
extended the allowable Completion Time for Secondary Containment 
inoperable and two SGTS subsystems inoperable in MODE 1, 2, or 3. This 
allowance was previously incorporated into both Unit 1 and Unit 2 TSs 
to facilitate Reactor Recirculating Fan Damper Motor work.
    The Commission had previously issued a Notice of Consideration of 
Issuance of Amendment published in the Federal Register on May 6, 2008, 
(73 FR 25044). However, by letter dated March 27, 2009, the licensee 
withdrew the proposed change.
    For further details with respect to this action, see the 
application for amendment dated March 28, 2008, and the licensee's 
letter dated March 27, 2009, which withdrew the application for license 
amendment. 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 O1 F21, 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, or 301-415-4737 or by e-mail to 
[email protected].

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 30th day of March 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Bhalchandra K. Vaidya,
Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch I-1, Division of Operating 
Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. E9-7810 Filed 4-7-09; 8:45 am]