[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 94 (Monday, May 16, 2016)]
[Pages 30350-30351]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-11470]



[Docket No. 52-043; NRC-2010-0215]

PSEG Power, LLC and PSEG Nuclear LLC; PSEG Site

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Early site permit and record of decision; issuance.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued early 
site permit (ESP) number ESP-005 to PSEG Power, LLC and PSEG Nuclear, 
LLC (PSEG). In addition, the NRC has prepared a summary Record of 
Decision (ROD) that supports the NRC's decision to issue ESP No. ESP-

DATES: ESP No. ESP-005 became effective on May 5, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2010-0215 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-2010-0215. 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]. The 
ADAMS accession number for each document referenced (if it is available 
in ADAMS) is provided the first time that it is mentioned in this 
document. In addition, for the convenience of the reader, the ADAMS 
accession numbers are provided in a table in the section of this notice 
entitled, Availability of Documents.
     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: Prosanta Chowdhury, telephone: 301-
415-1647, email: [email protected] regarding safety matters, 
or Allen Fetter, telephone: 301-415-8556, email: [email protected] 
regarding environmental matters. Both are staff members of the Office 
of New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 


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 ESP No. ESP-
005 to the Permittee, and under 10 CFR 50.102(c), the NRC is providing 
notice that the ROD has been issued. With respect to the ESP 
application filed by PSEG, 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 site is in conformity 
with the permit, the provisions of the AEA, and the Commission's 
regulations. Furthermore, the NRC finds that the Permittee is 
technically qualified to engage in the activities authorized, and that 
issuance of the permit 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 ESP was issued on May 5, 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 conclusions. The Atomic Safety and 
Licensing Board (ASLB) issued its Initial Decision on April 26, 2016, 
following the March 24, 2016, mandatory hearing on the staff's review, 
authorizing the NRC staff to issue to PSEG an ESP for the PSEG Site. 
The ASLB's Initial Decision constitutes the NRC's ROD. The NRC also 
prepared a document summarizing the ROD to accompany its actions on the 
ESP application; this Summary ROD incorporates by reference materials 
contained in the FEIS. The FSER, FEIS, Summary ROD, and accompanying 
documentation included in the ESP package, as well as the ASLB Initial 
Decision, are available online in the ADAMS Public Document collection 
at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this site, persons 
can access the NRC's ADAMS, which provides text and image files of 
NRC's public documents.

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 early site permit application is also available for public 
inspection at the NRC's PDR and at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/esp.html.

               Document                        ADAMS Accession No.
Final Safety Evaluation Report for an   ML15229A119
 Early Site Permit at the PSEG Site.
Final Environmental Impact Statement    ML15176A444
 for an Early Site Permit at the PSEG
Atomic and Safety Licensing Board's     ML16117A383
 Initial Decision following mandatory
 hearing (ROD).
Summary Record of Decision............  ML16056A490

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Letter transmitting Early Site Permit   ML16084A780
 number ESP-005 and accompanying
Early Site Permit number ESP-005......  ML16084A798
PSEG Site, Early Site Permit            ML15168A201
 Application, Revision 4, June 5, 2015.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 10th day of May 2016.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Mark Delligatti,
Deputy Director, Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of New 
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