[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 190 (Friday, October 2, 2009)]
[Page 50989]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-23779]



[Docket Nos. 50-445 and 50-446; NRC-2009-0437]

Luminant Generation Company 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 Luminant Generation Company LLC (the licensee) to 
withdraw its March 4, 2009, application, as supplemented by letter 
dated September 14, 2009, for a proposed amendment to Facility 
Operating License Nos. NPF-87 and NPF-89 for the Comanche Peak Steam 
Electric Station (CPSES), Units 1 and 2, located in Somervell County, 
    The proposed amendment would have added a license condition for 
submittal of inservice inspection (ISI) information and analyses 
requested in Section (e) of the final rule in Title 10 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (10 CFR), Part 50.61a, or the proposed rule 
(October 3, 2007; 72 FR 56275), prior to issuance of the 10 CFR 50.61a, 
within 1 year of completing each American Society of Mechanical 
Engineers Boiler and Pressure and Vessel Code (ASME Code), Section XI, 
Category B-A and B-D reactor vessel (RV) weld inspections. This 
amendment request was associated with the request for relief to extend 
the ISI interval for ASME Code, Section XI, Category B-A and B-D RV 
welds from 10 years to 20 years (TAC Nos. ME0777 and ME0778) and the 
license condition was required in accordance with the conditions and 
limitations of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved WCAP-
16168-NP, Revision 2, ``Risk-Informed Extension of the Reactor Vessel 
In-service Inspection Interval.''
    The request was to defer the ASME Code-required volumetric 
examination of the CPSES, Unit 1, for the second ISI from refueling 
outage 1RF14 in 2010 until refueling outage 1RF20 and to perform the 
third ISI on a 20-year inspection interval, instead of the currently 
required 10-year interval. By letter dated September 14, 2009, the 
licensee revised its application for relief request for a one-time 
extension only and requested to withdraw the proposed amendment and 
associated license condition.
    The Commission had previously issued a Notice of Consideration of 
Issuance of Amendment published in the Federal Register on May 5, 2009 
(74 FR 20750). However, by letter dated September 14, 2009, the 
licensee withdrew the proposed change.
    For further details with respect to this action, see the 
application for amendment dated March 4, 2009, and the licensee's 
letter dated September 14, 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 25th day of September 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Balwant K. Singal,
Senior Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch IV, Division of 
Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. E9-23779 Filed 10-1-09; 8:45 am]