[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 130 (Thursday, July 7, 2016)]
[Page 44335]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-16105]

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[Docket Nos. 50-0391; NRC-2016-0019]

Tennessee Valley Authority, Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Unit 2

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: License amendment application; withdrawal by applicant.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the 
request of the Tennessee Valley Authority (the licensee) to withdraw 
its license amendment application dated December 15, 2015, for a 
proposed amendment to Facility Operating License No. NPF-96 issued to 
the licensee for operation of the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant (WBN), Unit 
2. The proposed amendment would have revised Technical Specification 
(TS) 3.6.12, ``Ice Condenser Doors.''

DATES: The license amendment application was withdrawn on June 2, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2016-0019 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-2016-0019. 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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     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: Robert Schaaf, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-6020, email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NRC has granted the Tennessee Valley 
Authority's request to withdraw its December 15, 2015, license 
amendment application (ADAMS Accession No. ML15350A250) for a proposed 
amendment to Facility Operating License No. NPF-96 issued to the 
licensee for operation of the WBN, Unit 2, located in Rhea County, 
    The licensee requested to amend TS 3.6.12, ``Ice Condenser Doors,'' 
to revise the surveillance frequency of three surveillance requirements 
(SRs) that perform visual inspection and torque testing on the ice 
condenser lower inlet doors during the first cycle after receipt of the 
WBN, Unit 2, Facility Operating License. The purpose of the proposed 
amendment was to preclude an additional plant shutdown to perform 
surveillance testing on the ice condenser lower inlet doors based on 
the projected schedule for startup of WBN, Unit 2. Based on the current 
schedule for the startup of WBN, Unit 2, the licensee has determined 
that the three SRs can be performed as specified in TS 3.6.12 without 
requiring a unit shutdown specifically for the purpose of performing 
the ice condenser door SRs.
    This proposed amendment request was noticed in the Federal Register 
on February 2, 2016 (81 FR 5501). By letter dated June 2, 2016 (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML16155A071), Tennessee Valley Authority withdrew its 
license amendment application.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 30th day of June 2016.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Tracy Orf,
Acting Chief, Plant Licensing Branch II-2, Division of Operating 
Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2016-16105 Filed 7-6-16; 8:45 am]