[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 89 (Thursday, May 8, 2014)]
[Pages 26465-26466]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-10587]



[Docket No. 50-368; NRC-2014-0106]

Entergy Operations, Inc.; Arkansas Nuclear One, Unit 2

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: License amendment application; withdrawal by applicant.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the 
request of Entergy Operations, Inc., to withdraw its application dated 
April 4, 2012, for a proposed amendment to Renewed Facility Operating 
License No. NPF-6 for Arkansas Nuclear One (ANO), Unit 2. The proposed 
amendment would have changed the facility technical specifications to 
implement four Technical Specification Task Force (TSTF) travelers 
related to a revised fuel handling accident (FHA) analysis.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2014-0106 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Bamford, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-2833, email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NRC has granted the request of Entergy 
Operations, Inc. (the licensee), to withdraw its April 4, 2012, 
application (ADAMS Accession No. ML12096A022), proposing an amendment 
to Renewed Facility Operating License No. NPF-6 for ANO, Unit 2, 
located in Russellville, Arkansas.
    The proposed amendment incorporates the ANO, Unit 2, revised FHA 
based on the use of the Alternate Source Term (AST) methodology. This 
methodology was previously approved for use at ANO, Unit 2, as 
documented in an NRC safety evaluation dated April 26, 2011 (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML110980197). The original FHA analysis assumed failure 
of 60 fuel rods in a single fuel assembly. The revised analysis assumes 
the failure of all fuel rods in two fuel assemblies (472 rods). The 
changes necessary to support the revised FHA affect similar Technical 
Specifications (TSs) associated with the following NRC-approved TSTF 
Travelers: TSTF-51, Revision 2, ``Revise Containment Requirements 
During Handling Irradiated Fuel and Core Alterations''; TSTF-272, 
Revision 1, ``Refueling Boron Concentration Clarification''; TSTF-268, 
Revision 2, ``Operations Involving Positive Reactivity Additions''; and 
TSTF-471, Revision 1, ``Eliminate use of Term Core Alterations in 
Actions and Notes.'' Therefore, the licensee proposed to adopt these 
TSTFs in conjunction with changes that reflect the revised FHA. 
Additionally, administrative and/or editorial errors noted on the 
affected TS pages were also proposed for correction.
    The Commission had previously issued a Notice of Consideration of 
Issuance of Amendment published in the Federal Register on July 10, 
2012 (77 FR 40652). However, by letter dated April 23, 2014 (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML14113A604), the licensee withdrew the proposed change.
    For further details with respect to this action, see the 
application for amendment dated April 4, 2012, and supplements dated 
July 9, 2012, June 18, 2013, and July 1, 2013 (ADAMS Accession Nos. 
ML12192A089, ML13170A197, and ML13183A124, respectively).

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 30th day of April 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Peter Bamford,
Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch IV-1, Division of Operating 
Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2014-10587 Filed 5-7-14; 8:45 am]