[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 229 (Tuesday, December 1, 2009)]
[Page 62829]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-28657]



[Docket No. 52-001; NRC-2009-0523]

South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company Acceptance for 
Docketing of an Application for U. S. Advanced Boiling Water Reactor 
Design Certification; Rule Amendment

    On June 30, 2009, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, the 
Commission) received an application from South Texas Project Nuclear 
Operating Company (STPNOC), filed pursuant to Section 103 of the Atomic 
Energy Act and Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), 
part 52, for the approval of the application to amend the U.S. Advanced 
Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) design certification rule (DCR). This 
amendment is to meet the aircraft impact assessment requirements in 10 
CFR 50.150. The application is considered sufficiently complete to be 
accepted formally as a docketed application. The docket number 
established for this application is 52-001. A notice related to the 
rulemaking pursuant to 10 CFR 52.51 for design certification, including 
provisions for participation of the public and other parties, will be 
published in the future.
    The NRC staff will perform a detailed technical review of this DCR 
amendment application. Docketing this application does not preclude the 
NRC from requesting additional information from the applicant as the 
review proceeds, nor does it predict whether the Commission will grant 
or deny the application.
    Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC's 
Public Document Room (PDR), located at: One White Flint North, Room O1 
F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (First Floor), Rockville, Maryland 20852.
    Documents will also be accessible electronically through the 
Agencywide Documents Access System (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading 
Room link 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 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]. The application is also available at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-licensing/col.html.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 23rd day of November.

    For The U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Frank Akstulewicz,
Deputy Director, Licensing Operations, Division of New Reactor 
Licensing, Office of New Reactors.
[FR Doc. E9-28657 Filed 11-30-09; 8:45 am]