[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 40 (Wednesday, February 29, 2012)]
[Page 12332]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-4824]



[Docket Nos. 52-025 and 52-026; NRC-2008-0252]

Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Issuance of 
Combined Licenses and Limited Work Authorizations and Record of 

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Issuance of Combined Licenses (NPF-91 and NPF-92) and Limited 
Work Authorization (LWA) (Nos. LWA-001 and LWA-002) and Record of 
Decision Issuance.


Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001; telephone: 301-415-6191; email: [email protected].


I. Introduction

    Pursuant to Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 
2.106, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is providing notice of 
the issuance of Combined Licenses (COL), NPF-91 and NPF-92 and Limited 
Work Authorizations LWA-001 and LWA-002 to Southern Nuclear Operating 
Company (SNC), Georgia Power Company, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, 
Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia, and the City of Dalton, 
Georgia, an incorporated municipality in the State of Georgia acting by 
and through its Board of Water, Light and Sinking Fund Commissioners. 
With respect to the application for COLs and for LWAs filed by SNC, on 
behalf of itself and the other four entities named above, the NRC finds 
that the applicable standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act 
of 1954, as amended, and the Commissions regulations have been met. The 
NRC finds that any required notifications to other agencies or bodies 
have been duly made and that there is reasonable assurance that the 
facility will be constructed and will operate in conformity with the 
license, as amended, the provisions of the Act, and the Commission 
regulations. Furthermore, the NRC finds that the licensees are 
technically and financially qualified to engage in the activities 
authorized, and that issuance of the license will not be inimical to 
the common defense and security or to the health and safety of the 
public. Finally, with respect to the LWAs, the NRC finds that there are 
no unresolved safety issues related to the activities that would 
constitue good cause for withholding the authorizations.
    Accordingly, the COLs and LWAs were issued on February 10, 2012, 
and are effective immediately.

II. Further Information

    The NRC has prepared a Final Safety Evaluation Report (FSER) and 
Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) that document 
the information reviewed and NRC's conclusion. The Commission has also 
issued its Memorandum and Order documenting its final decision on the 
uncontested hearing held on September 27-28, 2011, which serves as the 
Record of Decision in this proceeding. In accordance with 10 CFR 2.390 
of the NRC's ``Rules of Practice,'' details with respect to this 
action, including the FSER and accompanying documentation included in 
the combined license package, as well as the Commission's hearing 
decision, are available electronically at the NRC's Electronic Reading 
Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this site, 
persons 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:

ML110450302 ``Final Safety Evaluation Report for Combined Licenses 
for Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4''
ML11076A010 NUREG-1947, ``Final Supplemental Environmental Impact 
Statement for Combined Licenses for Vogtle Electric Generating 
Plant, Units 3 and 4''
ML11180A086 VEGP COL Application--Submittal 8 of the application
ML12040A192 Commission's Memorandum and Order on the uncontested 
hearing (record of decision)
ML112991101 Combined License No. NPF-91
ML113060407 Combined License No. NPF-92
ML113350133 Limited Work Authorization No. LWA-001
ML113350143 Limited Work Authorization No. LWA-002

    Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems 
in accessing the documents located in ADAMS should contact the NRC 
Public Document Room (PDR) Reference staff by telephone at 1-800-397-
4209, 301-415-4737, or by email to [email protected]. The documents 
are also available at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/col.html.
    These documents may also be viewed electronically on the public 
computers located at the NRC's Public Document Room (PDR), O 1 F21, One 
White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The PDR 
reproduction contractor will copy documents for a fee.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 13th day of February 2012.
Mark Tonacci,
Chief, Licensing Branch 4, Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of 
New Reactors.
[FR Doc. 2012-4824 Filed 2-28-12; 8:45 am]