[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 230 (Wednesday, December 2, 2009)]
[Pages 63160-63161]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-28816]



[Docket Nos. 50-387 and 50-388; NRC-2009-0530]

PPL Susquehanna, LLC, Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units 1 
and 2; Notice of Issuance of Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. 
NPF-14 and NPF-22 for an Additional 20-Year Period Record of Decision

    Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(the Commission) has issued Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. 
NPF-14 and NPF-22 to PPL Susquehanna, LLC, (licensee), the operator of 
the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station (SSES), Units 1 and 2. Renewed 
Facility Operating License Nos. NPF-14 and NPF-22 authorizes operation 
of SSES by the licensee at reactor core power levels not in excess of 
3952 megawatts thermal for each unit, in accordance with the provisions 
of the SSES renewed license and its technical specifications.
    The notice also serves as the record of decision for the renewal of 
facility operating license No. DPR-14 and DPR-22, consistent with Title 
10 of the Code of Federal Regulations Section 51.103 (10 CFR 51.103). 
As discussed in the final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement 
(FSEIS) for SSES, dated March 2009, the Commission has considered a 
range of reasonable alternatives that included generation from oil, 
wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal, wood waste, municipal solid waste, 
other biomass-derived fuels, fuel cells, delayed retirement, and 
conservation measures. The factors considered in the record of decision 
can be found in the supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) 
for SSES.
    SSES, Units 1 and 2, are boiling-water reactors located seven miles 
northeast of Berwick, Pennsylvania. The application

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for the renewed licenses complied with the standards and requirements 
of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the 
Commission's regulations. As required by the Act and the Commission's 
regulations in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), 
Chapter 1, the Commission has made appropriate findings, which are set 
forth in the license. Prior public notice of the action involving the 
proposed issuance of the renewed licenses and of an opportunity for a 
hearing regarding the proposed issuance of the renewed licenses were 
published in the Federal Register on November 2, 2006 (71 FR 64566).
    For further details with respect to this action, see: (1) PPL 
Susquehanna, LLC, license renewal application for SSES dated September 
13, 2006, as supplemented by letters through July 28, 2009; (2) the 
Commission's safety evaluation report (NUREG-1931), published in 
November 2009; (3) the licensee's updated safety analysis report; and 
(4) the Commission's final environmental impact statement (NUREG-1437, 
Supplement 35), for SSES, Units 1 and 2, published in March 2009. These 
documents are available at the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's 
(NRC) Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville 
Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852, and can be viewed from the NRC Public 
Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html.
    Copies of renewed facility operating license Nos. NPF-14 and NPF-22 
may be obtained by writing to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001, Attention: Director, Division of License 
Renewal. Copies of the SSES, Units 1 and 2, safety evaluation report 
(NUREG-1931) and the final environmental impact statement (NUREG-1437, 
Supplement 35) may be purchased from the National Technical Information 
Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, Springfield, Virginia 22161 
(http://www.ntis.gov), 703-605-6000, or Attention: Superintendent of 
Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, P.O. Box 371954 Pittsburgh, 
PA 15250-7954 (http://www.gpoaccess.gov), 202-512-1800.
    All orders should clearly identify the NRC publication number and 
the requestor's Government Printing Office deposit account number or 
Visa or MasterCard number and expiration date.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 24th day of November, 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Donnie J. Ashley,
Chief, Projects Branch 1, Division of License Renewal, Office of 
Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. E9-28816 Filed 12-1-09; 8:45 am]