[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 148 (Friday, August 1, 2014)]
[Page 44872]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-18202]

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[Docket No. 50-390; NRC-2013-0266]

Tennessee Valley Authority; Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Unit 1

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: License amendment application; withdrawal.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the 
request of Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA or the licensee) to withdraw 
its August 28, 2013, application for proposed amendment to Facility 
Operating License No. NPF-90 for Watts Bar Nuclear Plant (WBN), Unit 1, 
Rhea County, Tennessee.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2013-0266 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may obtain 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-2013-0266. 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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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 
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that document is available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a 
document is referenced.
     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: Siva Lingam, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001; telephone: 301-415-1564; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed amendment would have modified 
the facility technical specifications (TSs) TS 3.8.4, ``DC [Direct 
Current] Sources-Operating,'' TS 3.8.5, ``DC Sources-Shutdown,'' and TS 
3.8.6, ``Battery Cell Parameters.'' The request included changes 
consistent with both Technical Specifications Task Force (TSTF) change 
traveler TSTF-360, Revision 1, ``DC Electrical Rewrite'' (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML003778381), and TSTF-500, ``DC Electrical Rewrite--
Update to TSTF-360'' (ADAMS Accession No. ML092670242), which provided 
an update to the changes approved in TSTF-360. However, the proposed TS 
changes were based on the TSTF-360 and TSTF-500 changes that were 
appropriate to the WBN Unit 1 design, because the direct current 
electrical power distribution system referenced in the model 
application is significantly different than the system that exists at 
Watts Bar. Because of this, TVA did not utilize the model application 
for TSTF-500, but rather provided plant-specific justifications for the 
related TSTF-500 changes that were proposed in this License Amendment 
Request. In addition to the TSTF-360 and TSTF-500 related changes, 
editorial and clarification changes to TS 3.8.4, 3.8.5, and 3.8.6 were 
proposed in this request.
    The Commission had previously issued a Notice of Consideration of 
Issuance of Amendment published in the Federal Register on December 10, 
2013 (78 FR 74186). However, by letter dated June 20, 2014 (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML14178B301), the licensee withdrew the proposed changes.
    For further details with respect to this action, see the 
application for amendment dated August 28, 2013 (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML13248A250), and the licensee's letter dated June 20, 2014, which 
withdrew the application for license amendment.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 24th day of July 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Siva P. Lingam,
Project Manager, Watts Bar Special Projects Branch, Division of 
Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2014-18202 Filed 7-31-14; 8:45 am]