[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 64 (Monday, April 4, 2016)]
[Pages 19246-19247]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-07639]



[Docket No. 50-333; NRC-2016-0071]

Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear 
Power Plant

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 Nuclear Operations, Inc. (Entergy, the licensee), to 
withdraw its application dated August 20, 2015, for a proposed 
amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-59, for the 
James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant (JAF), located in Oswego 
County, New York. The proposed amendment would have revised the JAF 
Technical Specification (TS) to extend primary containment Type A and 
Type C leak rate test frequencies.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2016-0071 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-2016-0071. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-415-
3463; email: [email protected]. For technical questions, contact 
the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this document.
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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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is available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is 
     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: William Huffman, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-2046; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NRC has granted the request of Entergy 
to withdraw its August 20, 2015, application (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML15232A761) for proposed amendment to Renewed Facility Operating 
License No. DPR-59 for the JAF, located in Oswego County, New York.
    The amendment would have revised TS 5.5.6, ``Primary Containment 
Leak Rate Testing Program,'' to allow permanent extension of the Type A 
Primary Containment Integrated Leak Rate Test interval to 15 years and 
to allow extension of Type C Local Leak Rate Test testing interval up 
to 75 months. Entergy withdrew the license amendment request because it 
intends to permanently cease power operations at JAF at the end of the 
current operating cycle and, therefore, no longer needs to change the 
primary containment leak rate test frequencies.
    The Commission had previously issued a Notice of Consideration of 
Issuance of Amendment published in the Federal Register on October 13, 
2015 (80 FR 61480). However, by letter dated March 14, 2016 (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML16074A371), the licensee requested to withdraw the 
proposed amendment.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 29th day of March, 2016.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
William C. Huffman,
Project Manager, Plant Licensing IV-2 and Decommissioning Transition 
Branch, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2016-07639 Filed 4-1-16; 8:45 am]