[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 76 (Wednesday, April 20, 2016)]
[Pages 23330-23331]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-09145]



[Docket Nos. 50-275 and 50-323; NRC-2016-0080]

Diablo Canyon Power Plant, Units 1 and 2

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Request for action; receipt.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is giving notice 
that Friends of the Earth (FOE or petitioner) filed a Petition to 
Intervene and Request for Hearing concerning Diablo Canyon Power Plant 
(DCPP) on August 26, 2014, asserting, in part, its concerns about 
DCPP's operational safety and ability to safely shut down in the event 
of a nearby earthquake. The Commission referred those concerns to the 
NRC's Executive Director for Operations (EDO) for consideration. The 
petitioner's requests are included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section of this document.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2016-0080 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-2016-0080. 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.
     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]. The 
ADAMS accession number for each document referenced (if that document 
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: Lisa M. Regner, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-1906, email: [email protected].

    On August 26, 2014, FOE filed a Petition to Intervene and Request 
for Hearing (Petition) concerning DCPP (ADAMS Package Accession No. 
ML15226A316). Within this Petition, FOE asserted concerns about DCPP's 
operational safety and ability to safely shut down. The Commission 
referred those concerns to the NRC's EDO \1\ for consideration under 
the regulations in section 2.206 of title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (10 CFR), ``Requests for Action Under this Subpart.'' The 
EDO then referred these concerns to the NRC's Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation for consideration under 10 CFR 2.206.

    \1\ Memorandum and Order CLI-15-14, dated May 21, 2015 (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML15141A084).

    On two occasions, the NRC offered the petitioner opportunities to 
address the Petition Review Board (PRB), which was established to 
review the concerns referred to the EDO from the Commission, as 
discussed above. In response, on September 30, 2015, and February 8, 
2016, FOE's attorney provided written submissions on behalf

[[Page 23331]]

of FOE to the PRB in lieu of FOE addressing the PRB in person or via 
telephone (ADAMS Package Accession No. ML15226A316).
    Based on the information described above, the NRC has decided to 
accept the petitioner's concerns referred to the EDO by the Commission 
for consideration under the 10 CFR 2.206 process because these concerns 
meet the criteria provided in Management Directive 8.11, ``Review 
Process for 10 CFR 2.206 Petitions.''

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 12th day of April 2016.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

William M. Dean,
Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2016-09145 Filed 4-19-16; 8:45 am]