[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 249 (Wednesday, December 29, 2010)]
[Pages 82091-82092]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-32830]



[Docket No. 50-331; NRC-2008-0618]

NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC; Duane Arnold Energy Center; 
Notice of Issuance of Renewed Facility, Operating License No. DPR-49 
for an Additional 20-Year Period

    Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(NRC, the Commission) has issued renewed facility operating license No. 
DPR-49 to NextEra Energy Duane Arnold, LLC (licensee), the operator of 
the Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC). Renewed facility operating 
license No. DPR-49 authorizes operation of DAEC by the licensee at 
reactor core power levels not in excess of 1912 megawatts thermal in 
accordance with the provisions of the DAEC renewed license and its 
technical specifications.
    The notice also serves as the record of decision for the renewal of 

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operating license No. DPR-49, 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 DAEC, 
dated October 2010, the Commission has considered a range of reasonable 
alternatives that included generation from coal fired generation, 
natural gas combined-cycle generation, combined alternative, and the 
no-action alternative. The factors considered in the record of decision 
can be found in the supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) 
for DAEC.
    DAEC is a boiling-water reactor located in Palo, Iowa. 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 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 
license and of an opportunity for a hearing regarding the proposed 
issuance of the renewed license was published in the Federal Register 
on February 17, 2009 (73 FR 67895).
    For further details with respect to this action, see: (1) FPL Duane 
Arnold, LLC's license renewal application for Duane Arnold Energy 
Center dated September 30, 2008, as supplemented by letters dated 
through August 18, 2010; (2) the Commission's safety evaluation report 
(NUREG-1955), published in November 2010; (3) the licensee's updated 
safety analysis report; and (4) the Commission's final environmental 
impact statement (NUREG-1437, Supplement 42), for the Duane Arnold 
Energy Center, published in October 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-49, 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 Duane Arnold Energy Center safety evaluation 
report (NUREG-1955) and the final environmental impact statement 
(NUREG-1437, Supplement 42) 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 16th day of December, 2010.

    For The Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brian E. Holian,
Director, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
[FR Doc. 2010-32830 Filed 12-28-10; 8:45 am]