[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 18 (Tuesday, January 28, 2014)]
[Pages 4510-4511]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-01481]



[Docket No. 5200025; NRC-2008-0252]

Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria; Vogtle 
Unit 3 Combined License

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Determination of inspections, tests, analyses, and acceptance 
criteria (ITAAC).


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff has 
determined that the inspections, tests, and analyses have been 
successfully completed, and that the specified acceptance criteria are 
met for ITAAC, for the Vogtle Unit 3 Combined License.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2008-0252 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may access publicly-available information related to this document 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2008-0252. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-
3422; email: [email protected]. For technical questions, contact 
the individuals listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
of this document.
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search, select ``ADAMS Public Documents'' and then select ``Begin Web-
based ADAMS Search.'' For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC's 
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     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.

Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001; telephone: 301-415-1439, email: [email protected].


I. Licensee Notification of Completion of ITAAC

    On December 11, 2013, Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc. (the 
licensee) submitted an ITAAC closure notification (ICN) under Sec.  
52.99(c)(1) of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 
informing the NRC that the licensee has successfully performed the 
required inspections, tests, and analyses for ITAAC, and that 
the specified acceptance criteria are met for the Vogtle Unit 3 
Combined License (ADAMS Accession No. ML13345A275). This ITAAC was 
approved as part of the issuance of the combined license, NPF-91, for 
this facility.

II. NRC Staff Determination of Completion of ITAAC

    The NRC staff has determined that the inspections, tests, and 
analyses have been successfully completed, and that the specified 
acceptance criteria are met for Vogtle Unit 3 Combined License, ITAAC This notice fulfills the staff's obligations under 10 CFR 
52.99(e)(1) to publish a notice in the Federal Register of the NRC 
staff's determination of the successful completion of inspections, 
tests and analyses.
    The documentation of the NRC staff's determination is in the ITAAC 
Closure Verification Evaluation Form (VEF) dated January 8, 2014 (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML14008A377). The VEF is a form that represents the NRC 
staff's structured process for reviewing ICNs. The ICN presents a 
narrative description of how the ITAAC was completed, and the NRC's ICN 
review process involves a determination on whether, among other things, 
(1) the ICN provides sufficient information, including a summary of the 
methodology used to perform the ITAAC, to demonstrate that the 
inspections, tests, and analyses have been successfully completed; (2) 
the ICN provides sufficient information to demonstrate that the 
acceptance criteria are met; and (3) any inspections for the

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ITAAC have been completed and any ITAAC findings associated with the 
ITAAC have been closed.
    The NRC staff's determination of the successful completion of this 
ITAAC is based on information available at this time and is subject to 
the licensee's ability to maintain the condition that the acceptance 
criteria are met. If new information disputes the NRC staff's 
determination, this ITAAC will be reopened as necessary. The NRC 
staff's determination will be used to support a subsequent finding, 
pursuant to 10 CFR 52.103(g), at the end of construction that all 
acceptance criteria in the combined license are met. The ITAAC closure 
process is not finalized for this ITAAC until the NRC makes an 
affirmative finding under 10 CFR 52.103(g). Any future updates to the 
status of this ITAAC will be reflected on the NRC's Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/oversight/itaac.html.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 16th day of January 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
David H. Jaffe,
Senior Project Manager, Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of 
New Reactors.
[FR Doc. 2014-01481 Filed 1-27-14; 8:45 am]