[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 234 (Tuesday, December 7, 2010)]
[Page 76055]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-30647]



 Docket No. 50-298; NRC-2008-0617]

Nebraska Public Power District Cooper Nuclear Station; Notice of 
Issuance of Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-46 for an 
Additional 20-Year Period and Record of Decision

    Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(NRC, the Commission) has issued renewed facility operating license No. 
DPR-46 to Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), the operator of the 
Cooper Nuclear Station (CNS). Renewed facility operating license No. 
DPR-46 authorizes operation of CNS at reactor core power levels not in 
excess of 2419 megawatts thermal (830 megawatts electric), in 
accordance with the provisions of the CNS renewed license and its 
technical specifications.
    The notice also serves as the record of decision for the renewal of 
facility operating license No. DPR-46, consistent with Title 10 of the 
Code of Federal Regulations 51.103 (10 CFR 51.103). As discussed in the 
final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) for CNS, 
dated July 2010, the Commission considered a range of reasonable 
alternatives that included generation from coal, natural gas, 
combination of alternatives, and the no action alternative. The factors 
considered in the record decision can be found in the FSEIS for CNS 
(Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear 
Plants, Supplement 41).
    CNS is a BWR located in Nemaha County, Nebraska. The application 
for the renewed license 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 10 CFR Chapter I, 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 license and 
of an opportunity for a hearing regarding the proposed issuance of the 
renewed license was published in the Federal Register on December 30, 
    For further details with respect to this action, see: (1) NPPD's 
license renewal application for CNS dated September 24, 2008, as 
supplemented by letters dated through August 30, 2010; (2) the 
Commission's safety evaluation report (NUREG-1944), published in 
October 2010; (3) the applicant's updated safety analysis report; and 
(4) the Commission's final environmental impact statement (NUREG-1437, 
Supplement 41), for CNS, published in July 2010. These documents are 
available at the NRC's 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 No. DPR-46, 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 CNS safety evaluation report (NUREG-1944) and 
the final environmental impact statement (NUREG-1437, Supplement 41) 
may be purchased from the National Technical Information Service, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Springfield, VA 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 29th day of November 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Melanie A. Galloway,
Deputy Director, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
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