[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 196 (Thursday, October 9, 2014)]
[Page 61115]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-24163]

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[Docket Nos. 50-259, 50-260, and 50-296; NRC-2014-0222]

Tennessee Valley Authority; Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Unit Nos. 
1, 2, and 3

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: License amendment application; withdrawal by applicant.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has accepted the 
request of Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to withdraw its application 
dated June 28, 2004, for a proposed amendment to Renewed Facility 
Operating License (RFOL) No. DPR-33 for Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant 
(BFN), Unit No. 1, and its application dated June 25, 2004, for 
proposed amendments to RFOL Nos. DPR-52 and DPR-68 for BFN Unit Nos. 2 
and 3. The proposed amendments would have increased the maximum 
authorized power level from the current 3458 megawatt thermal (MWt) to 
3952 MWt (approximately 15 percent) for BFN Unit Nos. 1, 2, and 3.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2014-0222 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-2014-0222. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-
3422; email: [email protected]. For technical questions, contact 
the individual(s) listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
of this document.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
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ADAMS Public Documents collection 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 document 
(if 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: Farideh E. Saba, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-1447; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NRC has accepted TVA's withdrawal of its 
applications dated June 28, 2004 (ADAMS Accession No. ML041810168), and 
June 25, 2004 (ADAMS Accession No. ML041840301), for proposed 
amendments to RFOL No. DPR-33 for BFN Unit No. 1, and RFOL Nos. DPR-52 
and DPR-68 for BFN Unit Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, located in 
Limestone County, Alabama. The proposed change would have modified the 
BFN operating licenses to increase the maximum authorized power level 
to 3952 megawatts thermal, by approximately 20 percent above the then 
maximum authorized power level for Unit No. 1, and approximately 15 
percent for Unit Nos. 2 and 3. The licensee, in the September 18, 2014 
(ADAMS Accession No. ML14265A487), letter stated that it has been 
developing a new consolidated extended power uprate license amendment 
request for BFN Unit Nos. 1, 2, and 3 that is expected to be submitted 
by October 2015.
    The NRC issued Notices of Consideration of Issuance of Amendments 
to Facility Operating Licenses published in the Federal Register (FR) 
on July 11, 2005 (70 FR 39803), for BFN Unit No. 1 and July 12, 2005 
(70 FR 40064), for BFN Unit Nos. 2 and 3. However, by letter dated 
September 18, 2014, the licensee requested to withdraw the proposed 

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 2nd day of October 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Farideh E. Saba,
Senior Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch II-2, Division of 
Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2014-24163 Filed 10-8-14; 8:45 am]