[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 103 (Friday, May 28, 2010)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-12884]

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[Docket No. 50-271; NRC-2010-0191]

Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, 
LLC; Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station; License No. DPR-28; Receipt 
of Request for Action Under 10 CFR 2.206

    Notice is hereby given that by petition dated April 19, 2010, 
Congressman Paul W. Hodes (the Petitioner) has requested that pursuant 
to Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 2.206, 
``Requests for Action under this Subpart,'' the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission (NRC) take action with regard to the Vermont Yankee Nuclear 
Power Station (Vermont Yankee). The Petitioner requested that the NRC 
not allow Vermont Yankee, operated by Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. 
(Entergy or the licensee), to restart after its scheduled refueling 
outage until all environmental remediation work and relevant reports on 
leaking tritium at the plant have been completed. Specifically, the 
Petitioner requested that Vermont Yankee be prevented from resuming 
power production until the following work has been completed to the 
Commission's satisfaction: (1) The tritiated groundwater remediation 
process; (2) the soil remediation process scheduled to take place 
during the refueling outage, to remove soil containing not only 
tritium, but also radioactive isotopes of cesium, manganese, zinc, and 
cobalt; (3) Entergy's ongoing Root Cause Analysis; and (4) the 
Commission's review of the documents presented by Entergy in response 
to the Commission's demand for information, which was issued on March 
1, 2010.
    The NRC is treating the request under 10 CFR 2.206 of the 
Commission's regulations. The request has been referred to the Director 
of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR). By letter dated May 
20, 2010, the Director denied the Petitioner's request to maintain 
Vermont Yankee shut down. As provided by 10 CFR 2.206, the NRC will 
take appropriate action on this petition within a reasonable time.
    A copy of the petition is available to the public from the NRC's 
Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) in the public 
Electronic Reading Room on the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html under ADAMS Accession No. ML101120663, and is 
available for inspection at the Commission's Public Document Room, 
located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), 
Rockville, Maryland.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 20th day of May 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Eric J. Leeds,
Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2010-12884 Filed 5-27-10; 8:45 am]