[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 30 (Tuesday, February 16, 2016)]
[Page 7835]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-03054]



[Docket No. 52-043-ESP; ASLBP No. 15-943-01-ESP-BD01]

Atomic Safety And Licensing Board; Before Administrative Judges: 
Paul S. Ryerson, Chairman, Dr. Gary S. Arnold, Dr. Craig M. White; In 
the Matter of PSEG Power, LLC and PSEG Nuclear, LLC (Early Site Permit 
Application); Notice of Hearing

February 8, 2016.
    The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board gives notice that, pursuant 
to section 189a(1)(A) of the Atomic Energy Act, 42 U.S.C. 
2239(a)(1)(A), and 10 CFR 52.21, it will convene an uncontested 
mandatory hearing on March 24, 2016 to receive testimony and exhibits 
regarding an application from PSEG Power, LLC and PSEG Nuclear, LLC 
(collectively PSEG) for a 10 CFR part 52, subpart A Early Site Permit 
(ESP).\1\ In its ESP application, PSEG proposes a site for a potential 
nuclear power facility adjacent to two existing facilities in Salem 
County, New Jersey (the PSEG Site).\2\ This mandatory hearing will 
concern safety and environmental matters relating to the proposed 
issuance of the requested ESP.\3\

    \1\ See 75 FR 68,624, 68,624 (Nov. 8, 2010).
    \2\ The existing nuclear power facilities are Salem Generating 
Station Units 1 and 2 and Hope Creek Generating Station Unit 1. 
Safety Evaluation of the Early Site Permit Application in the Matter 
of PSEG Power, LLC and PSEG Nuclear, LLC for the PSEG Early Site 
Permit Site (Sept. 29, 2015) at 1-1 (ADAMS Accession No. 
    \3\ See Licensing Board Order (Initial Scheduling Order) (Nov. 
16, 2015) at Attach. A (unpublished).

I. Hearing Date, Time, and Location

    The evidentiary hearing will commence on Thursday, March 24, 2016 
at 9:00 a.m. EDT, and, if necessary, will continue day-to-day 
thereafter until concluded. The evidentiary hearing will take place in 
the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel's hearing room, located 
within the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's headquarters at 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Members of the public who 
wish to observe the mandatory hearing are advised to arrive early. 
Security measures will include searches of handcarried items such as 
briefcases or backpacks.

II. Limited Appearance Statements

    No petition was received in response to the NRC's notice in the 
Federal Register of an opportunity to seek to intervene.\4\ 
Participation in the evidentiary hearing will be limited to the 
designated witnesses and counsel for the parties.

    \4\ See 75 FR 68,625.

    Prior to the evidentiary hearing, any person (other than a party or 
the representative of a party to this proceeding) may nonetheless 
submit a written limited appearance statement pursuant to 10 CFR 
2.315(a) that sets forth a position on matters related to this 
proceeding. Limited appearance statements should be emailed to 
[email protected]. As provided by NRC regulations, however, no 
limited appearance statement shall be considered as evidence.\5\

    \5\ 10 CFR 2.315(a).

III. Document Availability

    Documents relating to this proceeding (including any updated or 
revised scheduling information regarding the evidentiary hearing) are 
available for public inspection electronically on the NRC's Electronic 
Hearing Docket (EHD). EHD is accessible from the NRC Web site at 
https://adams.nrc.gov/ehd. For additional information regarding the EHD 
please see http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/regulatory/adjudicatory.html#ehd. Persons who do not have access to the internet 
or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located on the 
NRC's Web site may contact the NRC Public Document Room reference staff 
by email to [email protected] or by telephone at (800) 397-4209 or (301) 415-
4737. Reference staff are available Monday through Friday between 8:00 
a.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET, except federal holidays. For additional 
information regarding the NRC Public Document Room please see http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/pdr.html.
    It is so ordered.

    For The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board. Rockville, Maryland.

    Dated: February 8, 2016.
Paul S. Ryerson,
Chairman, Administrative Judge.
[FR Doc. 2016-03054 Filed 2-12-16; 8:45 am]