[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 222 (Thursday, November 17, 2016)]
[Pages 81175-81176]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-27656]



[Docket Nos. 50-275 and 50-323; NRC-2016-0237]

Diablo Canyon Power Plant, Units 1 and 2

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Request for action; receipt.


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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is giving notice 
that, by petition dated July 14, 2016, and submitted by Mr. Lochbaum 
(the petitioner) on behalf of the Union of Concerned Scientists, the 
petitioner has requested that the NRC take action with regard to Diablo 
Canyon Power Plant, Units 1 and 2 (DCPP). The petitioner's requests are 
included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2016-0237 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-2016-0237. 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: Margaret M. Watford, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-1233, email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 14, 2016, the petitioner requested 
that the NRC take action with regard to DCPP (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML16196A294). The petitioner requested the NRC to issue a Demand for 
Information pursuant to section 2.204 of title 10 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (10 CFR), to Pacific Gas and Electric Company 
(PG&E, the licensee for DCPP) requiring the company to provide the NRC 
with a written explanation as to why its license amendment request 
dated June 17, 2015 (ADAMS Package Accession No. ML15176A539), failed 
to provide complete and accurate information needed by the NRC staff to 
complete its review and the measures it will implement so as to comply 
with 10 CFR 50.9, ``Completeness and accuracy of information,'' in 
future submittals to the NRC.
    As a basis for this request, the petitioner states that the NRC's 
numerous requests for additional information during the license 
amendment process constitute prima facie evidence that PG&E violated 10 
CFR 50.9 due to the incomplete and inaccurate information in the 
original license amendment request.
    The request is being treated pursuant to 10 CFR 2.206 of the 
Commission's regulations and has been referred to the Director of the 
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. The petitioner submitted 
supplemental information (ADAMS Accession No. ML16215A109) and 
addressed the Petition Review Board via teleconference on August 2, 
2016, to discuss the petition; the transcript of that meeting is an 
additional supplement to the petition (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML16232A570). The results of that discussion were considered in the 
Board's determination regarding the petitioner's request for 
enforcement action and in establishing the schedule for the review of 
the petition. The Director determined that the petitioner's request for 
enforcement action at DCPP met the criteria for review under the 10 CFR 
2.206 process. The NRC will take appropriate action on this petition 
within a reasonable time.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 9th day of November, 2016.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
William M. Dean,
Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2016-27656 Filed 11-16-16; 8:45 am]