[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 54 (Monday, March 21, 2016)]
[Pages 15134-15135]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-06204]



[Docket Nos. 52-012 and 52-013; NRC-2008-0091]

Nuclear Innovation North America LLC; South Texas Project, Units 
3 and 4

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Combined licenses and record of decision; issuance.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued 
combined license numbers NPF-097 and NPF-098 to Nuclear Innovation 
North America LLC (NINA), STP Nuclear Operating Company, NINA Texas 3 
LLC, NINA Texas 4 LLC, and the City of San Antonio, Texas, acting by 
and through the City Public Service Board (collectively, the Licensees) 
for South Texas Project, Units 3 and 4 (STP Units 3 and 4). In 
addition, the NRC has prepared a Summary Record of Decision (ROD) that 
supports the NRC's decision to issue combined license numbers NPF-097 
and NPF-098.

DATES: Combined license numbers NPF-097 and NPF-098 became effective on 
February 12, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2008-0091 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-2008-0091. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-415-
3463; email: [email protected]. For technical questions, contact 
the individuals listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
of this document.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may obtain publicly available documents online in the 
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]. For 
the convenience of the reader, the ADAMS accession numbers are provided 
in a table in the ``Availability of Documents'' section of this 
     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: Tom Tai, telephone: 301-415-8484, 
email: [email protected] regarding safety matters; or Patricia Vokoun, 
telephone: 301-415-3470, email: [email protected] regarding 
environmental matters. Both are staff of the Office of New Reactors, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington DC 20555-0001.


I. Introduction

    Under section 2.106 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
(10 CFR), the NRC is providing notice of the issuance of combined 
license numbers NPF-097 and NPF-098 to the Licensees, and under 10 CFR 
50.102(c), the NRC is providing notice of the Record of Decision (ROD). 
With respect to the application for combined licenses filed by NINA, 
the NRC finds that the applicable standards and requirements of the 
Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (AEA), and the Commission's 
regulations have been met. The NRC finds that any required 
notifications to other agencies or bodies have been duly made and that 
there is reasonable assurance that the facilities will be constructed 
and will operate in conformity with the license, the provisions of the 
AEA, and the Commission's regulations. Furthermore, the NRC finds that 
the Licensees are technically and financially qualified to engage in 
the activities authorized, and that issuance of the licenses will not 
be inimical to the common defense and security or to the health and 
safety of the public. Finally, the NRC finds that the findings required 
by subpart A of 10 CFR part 51 have been made.
    Accordingly, the combined licenses were issued on February 12, 
2016, and became effective immediately.

II. Further Information

    The NRC has prepared a Final Safety Evaluation Report (FSER) and 
Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) that document the 
information reviewed and the NRC's conclusion. The Commission has also 
issued its Memorandum and Order documenting its final decision on the 
uncontested hearing held on November 19, 2015, which serves as the ROD 
in this proceeding. The NRC also prepared a document summarizing the 
ROD to accompany its actions on the combined license application; this 
Summary ROD incorporates by reference materials contained in the FEIS. 
The FSER, FEIS, Summary ROD, and accompanying documentation included in 
the combined license package, as well as the Commission's hearing 
decision and ROD, are available online in the ADAMS Public Document 
collection at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html.
    The ADAMS accession numbers for the documents related to this 
notice are listed below.

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III. Availability of Documents

    The documents identified in the following table are available to 
interested persons through the ADAMS Public Documents collection. A 
copy of the combined license application is also available for public 
inspection at the NRC's PDR and at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/col.html.

                  Document                       Adams Accession No.
Final Safety Evaluation Report for Combined  ML15232A128.
 Licenses for STP Units 3 and 4.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for     ML11049A000 (Volume 1),
 Combined Licenses for STP Units 3 and 4.     ML11049A001 (Volume 2).
Commission's Memorandum and Order on the     ML16040A174.
 uncontested hearing (Record of Decision).
Summary Record of Decision.................  ML16028A473.
Letter transmitting Combined Licenses Nos.   ML16033A010.
 NPF-097 and NPF-098 and accompanying
Combined License Nos. NPF-097 and NPF-098..  ML16033A020 (Unit 3),
                                              ML16033A047 (Unit 4).
South Texas Project, Units 3 and 4,          ML15124A421.
 Combined License Application, Revision 12,
 April 21, 2015..

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 25th day of February 2016.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Frank Akstulewicz,
Director, Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors.
[FR Doc. 2016-06204 Filed 3-18-16; 8:45 am]