[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 109 (Tuesday, June 9, 2009)]
[Page 27357]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-13422]

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[Docket No. 72-4; NRC-2008-0333]

Notice of Issuance of Renewed Materials License SNM-2503; Duke 
Power Company, LLC; Oconee Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of renewal of license.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Goshen, Project Manager, Division 
of Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation, Office of Nuclear Material 
Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC 20555. Telephone: (301) 492-3325; fax number: (301) 492-3342; e-
mail: [email protected].


I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) has 
issued renewed Materials License SNM-2503 to Duke Power Company, LLC 
(Duke) for the receipt, possession, transfer, and storage of spent fuel 
at the Oconee Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI), 
located in Oconee County, South Carolina. The renewed license 
authorizes operation of the Oconee ISFSI in accordance with the 
provisions of the renewed license and its Technical Specifications. The 
renewed license expires on January 31, 2050.

II. Background

    By application dated January 30, 2008, as supplemented January 30, 
2009, Duke requested renewal of its operating license for the Oconee 
ISFSI. Duke requested the renewal of the original ISFSI license for a 
renewal period of 20 years, and an exemption for an additional 20 

III. Finding

    The application for the renewed license complies with the standards 
and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (the Act), as 
amended, and the Commission's regulations. The Commission has made 
appropriate findings as required by the Act and the Commission's rules 
and regulations in 10 CFR Chapter 1, which are set forth in the 
license. In addition, in accordance with 10 CFR 72.7, the Commission 
has determined that the exemption is authorized by law and will not 
endanger life or property or the common defense and security and is 
otherwise in the public interest. Public notice of the proposed action 
and opportunity for hearing regarding the proposed issuance of the 
renewed license was published in the Federal Register on June 12, 2008 
(73 FR 33462).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Supporting documentation is available 
for inspection at NRC's Public Electronic Reading Room at: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ADAMS.html. A copy of the license application, 
dated January 30, 2008, supplement dated January 30, 2009, and the 
staff's Environmental Assessment, dated May 15, 2009, can be found at 
this site using the Agency Document And Management System accession 
numbers ML08032046, ML090370066, and ML091340557. The staff Notice of 
Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant 
Impact for this action was published in the Federal Register on May 21, 
2009 (74 FR 23897).

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 29th day of May 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Kimberly Hardin,
Acting Chief, Licensing Branch, Division of Spent Fuel Storage and 
Transportation, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
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