[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 85 (Tuesday, May 4, 2010)]
[Pages 23822-23823]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-10388]




Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on the Proposed Models 
for Plant-Specific Adoption of Technical Specifications Task Force 
Traveler TSTF-500, ``DC Electrical Rewrite--Update to TSTF-360''

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Notice of opportunity for public comment.


SUMMARY: The NRC is requesting public comment on the proposed model 
application (with model no significant hazards consideration 
determination) and model safety evaluation (SE) for plant-specific 
adoption of Technical Specifications Task Force (TSTF) Traveler TSTF-
500, Revision 2, ``DC Electrical Rewrite--Update to TSTF-360.'' The 
TSTF-500, Revision 2, is available in the Agencywide Documents Access 
and Management System (ADAMS) under Accession Number ML092670242. The 
proposed changes modify technical specification (TS) requirements 
related to direct current (DC) electrical systems in limiting condition 
for operation (LCO) 3.8.[4], [``DC Sources--Operating,''] LCO 3.8.[5], 
[``DC Sources--Shutdown,''] and LCO 3.8.[6], [``Battery Parameters.''] 
A [new or revised] ``Battery Monitoring and Maintenance Program'' is 
being proposed for Section [5.5] [``Administrative Controls--Programs 
and Manuals.''] This proposed model SE will facilitate expedited 
approval of plant-specific adoption of TSTF-500, Revision 2.

DATES: Comment period expires on June 3, 2010. Comments received after 
this date will be considered, if it is practical to do so, but the 
Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments received 
on or before this date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any one of the following methods. 
Please include Docket ID NRC-2010-0170 in the subject line of your 
comments. Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be 
posted on the NRC Web site and on the Federal rulemaking website 
Regulations.gov. Because your comments will not be edited to remove any 
identifying or contact information, the NRC cautions you against 
including any information in your submission that you do not want to be 
publicly disclosed.
    The NRC requests that any party soliciting or aggregating comments

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received from other persons for submission to the NRC inform those 
persons that the NRC will not edit their comments to remove any 
identifying or contact information, and therefore, they should not 
include any information in their comments that they do not want 
publicly disclosed.
    Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and 
search for documents filed under Docket ID NRC-2010-0170. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher 301-492-3668; e-mail 
[email protected].
    Mail comments to: Michael T. Lesar, Chief, Rules, Announcements and 
Directives Branch (RADB), Division of Administrative Services, Office 
of Administration, Mail Stop: TWB-05-B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, or by fax to RADB at 301-492-
    You can access publicly available documents related to this notice 
using the following methods:
    NRC's Public Document Room (PDR): The public may examine and have 
copied for a fee publicly available documents at the NRC's PDR, Public 
File Area O1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, Maryland.
    NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): 
Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are 
available electronically at the NRC's Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this page, the public can gain 
entry into ADAMS, which provides text and image files of NRC's public 
documents. If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems 
in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC's PDR 
reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by e-mail to 
[email protected]. The proposed model application and SE for plant-
specific adoption of TSTF-500, Revision 2, are available electronically 
under ADAMS Accession Number ML093340412.
    Federal Rulemaking Web site: Public comments and supporting 
materials related to this notice can be found at http://www.regulations.gov by searching on Docket ID: NRC-2010-0170.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Michelle C. Honcharik, Senior 
Project Manager, Licensing Processes Branch, Mail Stop: O-12 D1, 
Division of Policy and Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, 20555-
0001; telephone 301-415-1774 or e-mail at [email protected]. 
For technical questions please contact Mr. Gerald Waig, Senior Reactor 
Systems Engineer, Technical Specifications Branch, Division of 
Inspection and Regional Support, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; 
telephone 301-415-2260 or e-mail at [email protected].

    This notice provides an opportunity for the public to comment on 
proposed changes to the standard technical specifications (STS) after a 
preliminary assessment and finding by the NRC staff that the agency 
will likely offer the changes for adoption by licensees. This notice 
solicits comment on a proposed change to the STS, which if implemented 
by a licensee will modify the plant-specific TS. The NRC staff will 
evaluate any comments received for the proposed change to the STS and 
reconsider the change or announce the availability of the change for 
adoption by licensees. Licensees opting to apply for this TS change are 
responsible for reviewing the NRC staff's SE, referencing the 
applicable technical justifications, and providing any necessary plant-
specific information. The NRC will process and note each amendment 
application responding to the notice of availability according to 
applicable NRC rules and procedures.
    TSTF-500, Revision 2, is applicable to all nuclear power reactors. 
The Traveler modifies the STS requirements related to DC electrical 
    The NRC staff requests that each licensee applying for the changes 
proposed in TSTF-500, Revision 2, include in their license amendment 
request (LAR) letter(s) from battery manufacturer(s) verifying the 
acceptability of using float current monitoring.
    The proposed change does not prevent licensees from requesting an 
alternate approach or proposing changes other than those proposed in 
TSTF Traveler-500, Revision 2. However, significant deviations from the 
approach recommended in this notice or the inclusion of additional 
changes to the license require additional NRC staff review. This may 
increase the time and resources needed for the review or result in NRC 
staff rejection of the LAR. Licensees desiring significant deviations 
or additional changes should instead submit an LAR that does not claim 
to adopt TSTF Traveler-500, Revision 2.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 27th day of April 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Eric E. Bowman,
Acting Chief, Licensing Processes Branch, Division of Policy and 
Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2010-10388 Filed 5-3-10; 8:45 am]