[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 200 (Tuesday, October 16, 2012)]
[Pages 63342-63343]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25379]



[Docket Nos.: 50-280 and 50-281; 50-338 and 50-339; NRC-2012-0241]

Virginia Electric and Power Company, Surry Power Station Units 1 
and 2 and North Anna Power Station Units 1 and 2, Notice of Withdrawal 
of Application for Amendment to Facility Operating License

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: License amendment application; withdrawal.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) 
has granted the request of Virginia Electric and Power Company (the 
licensee) to withdraw its September 29, 2012, application for proposed 
amendment to Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-32 and DPR-37, NPF-4 
and NPF-7 for Surry Power Station, Units 1 and 2, Surry County,

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Virginia and North Anna Power Station, Units 1 and 2, Mineral, 

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2012-0241 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may access information related to this document, which the NRC 
possesses and are publicly available, using any of the following 
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2012-0241. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-492-
3668; email: [email protected].
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may access publicly available documents online in the NRC 
Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the 
search, select ``ADAMS Public Documents'' and then select ``Begin Web-
based ADAMS Search.'' For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC's 
Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-
4737, or by email to [email protected]. The ADAMS accession number 
for each document referenced in this notice (if that document is 
available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is 
     NRC's PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public 
documents at the NRC's PDR, Room O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. V. Sreenivas, Project Manager, 
Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001; telephone: 301-415-2597; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed amendment would have revised 
the facility technical specifications pertaining to change the 
Emergency Action Levels (EALs) for North Anna Power Station (NAPS) and 
Surry Power Station (SPS). Several changes are proposed to incorporate 
lessons learned from the safety related breaker fire that occurred at 
NAPS on April 22, 2009 (Reference NRC Event Notification Report 45013). 
The proposed changes are briefly summarized as follows: (1) revise the 
definition of ``Affecting Safe Shutdown'' in the EAL Technical Basis 
Documents to specifically describe how this applies to NAPS and SPS; 
(2) revise applicable Hazards EALs to incorporate the intent of the 
revised definition for ``Affecting Safe Shutdown''; in addition, the 
main dam is added to the Initiating Condition (IC) for HA1 for NAPS and 
the low level intake structure is added to the IC for HA1 for SPS; (3) 
changing the IC for HA2 and HA3 to replace ``a safe shutdown area'' 
with ``any Table H-1 Area''; and (4) revise applicable System 
Malfunctions EAL to include a 15-minute threshold for RCS leaks.
    The Commission had previously issued a Notice of Consideration of 
Issuance of Amendment published in the Federal Register on February 21, 
2012 (77 FR 10001). However, by letter dated September 27, 2012, the 
licensee withdrew the proposed change.
    For further details with respect to this action, see the 
application for amendment dated October 6, 2011, and the licensee's 
letter dated September 27, 2012, which withdrew the application for 
license amendment. Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, 
at the NRC's Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint 
North, Room O1-F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, 
Maryland 20852. Publicly available documents created or received at the 
NRC are available online in the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who 
encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS should 
contact the NRC's PDR reference staff by telephone at 1-800-397-4209, 
or 301-415-4737 or by email to [email protected].

     Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 10th day of October, 2012.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
V. Sreenivas,
Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch II-1, Division of Operating 
Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
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