[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 9 (Thursday, January 14, 2010)]
[Pages 2163-2164]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-567]



[Docket No. 72-8; NRC-2010-0011]

Constellation Energy; Notice of Docketing of Special Nuclear 
Material License SNM-2505 Amendment Application for the Calvert Cliffs 
Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of license amendment application.


DATES: A request for hearing and/or petition for leave to intervene 
must be filed by March 15, 2010.

Licensing Branch, Division of Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation, 
Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Telephone: (301) 492-
3325; Fax number: (301) 492-3348; E-mail: [email protected].


I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) is 
considering an application dated June 15, 2009, from Constellation 
Energy (Constellation) to amend its Special Nuclear Material License 
No. SNM-2505, under the provisions of 10 CFR Part 72, for the receipt, 
possession, storage, and transfer of spent fuel, reactor-related 
Greater than Class C

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(GTCC) waste and other radioactive materials associated with spent fuel 
storage at the Calvert Cliffs Independent Spent Fuel Storage 
Installation (ISFSI), located at the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant 
site in Calvert County, Maryland. If granted, the revised license will 
authorize the applicant to allow fuel with a higher burnup to be stored 
at the Calvert Cliffs ISFSI. This application was docketed under 10 CFR 
Part 72; the ISFSI Docket No. is 72-8 and will remain the same for this 
    An NRC review, documented in a letter to Constellation dated July 
21, 2009, found that the application contains sufficient information 
for the NRC staff to begin its technical review. The Commission will 
approve the license amendment if it determines that the application 
meets the standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, 
as amended (the Act) and the Commission's regulations, including the 
findings required by 10 CFR 72.40. These findings will be documented in 
a Safety Evaluation Report. The NRC has completed an environmental 
evaluation, in accordance with 10 CFR Part 51, and determined that 
preparation of an environmental impact statement is not warranted 
because there are no radiological environmental impacts due to granting 
the approval of the amendment.

II. Opportunity To Request a Hearing

    The Commission may issue either a notice of hearing or a notice of 
proposed action and opportunity for hearing in accordance with 10 CFR 
72.46(b)(1) or, if a determination is made that the amendment does not 
present a genuine issue as to whether public health and safety will be 
significantly affected, take immediate action on the amendment in 
accordance with 10 CFR 72.46(b)(2), and provide notice of the action 
taken and an opportunity for interested persons to request a hearing on 
whether the action should be rescinded or modified.

III. Further Information

    Documents related to this action, including the application for 
amendment and supporting documentation, are available electronically at 
the NRC's Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this site, you can access the NRC's Agencywide 
Document Access and Management System (ADAMS), which provides text and 
image files of NRC's public documents. The ADAMS accession numbers for 
the documents related to this notice are: License Amendment Request 
dated June 15, 2009 (ML091680541) and the acceptance review letter 
dated July 21, 2009 (ML092020003). If you do not have access to ADAMS 
or if there are problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, 
contact the NRC Public Document Room (PDR) Reference staff at 1-800-
397-4209, 301-415-4737 or by e-mail to [email protected].
    These documents may also be viewed electronically on the public 
computers located at the NRC's PDR, O1 F21, One White Flint North, 
11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The PDR reproduction 
contractor will copy documents for a fee.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 6th day of January 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
John Goshen,
 Project Manager, Licensing Branch, Division of Spent Fuel Storage and 
Transportation, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguard.
[FR Doc. 2010-567 Filed 1-13-10; 8:45 am]