[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 3 (Monday, January 6, 2020)]
[Pages 530-531]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-28520]



[Docket No. 52-047; NRC-2016-0119]

Tennessee Valley Authority; Clinch River Nuclear 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-006 to Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). 
In addition, the NRC has prepared a Summary Record of Decision (ROD) 
that supports the NRC's decision to issue ESP number ESP-006.

DATES: Early site permit ESP-006 became effective on December 19, 2019 
and is valid for 20 years, until midnight on December 19, 2039.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2016-0119 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 website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2016-0119. Address 
questions about NRC docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Jennifer Borges; 
telephone: 301-287-9127; 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 https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the search, 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]. For the convenience of the reader, 
instructions about obtaining materials referenced in this document are 
provided in the ``Availability of Documents'' section.
     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: Allen Fetter, telephone: 301-415-8556; 
email: [email protected]; or Mallecia Sutton, telephone: 301-415-
0673; email: [email protected] regarding safety matters; or 
Tamsen Dozier, telephone: 301-415-2272; email: [email protected] 
regarding environmental matters. Allen Fetter and Mallecia Sutton are 
staff of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation and Tamsen Dozier is 
in the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.


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 early site 
permit number ESP-006 to TVA, and under 10 CFR 51.102(c), the NRC is 
providing notice that the ROD has been issued. With respect to the 
early site permit application filed by TVA, 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

[[Page 531]]

reasonable assurance that the site is in conformity with the provisions 
of the AEA and the Commission's regulations. Furthermore, the NRC finds 
that the Licensee 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 early site permit (ESP-006) was issued on December 
19, 2019 and became effective immediately. The early site permit is 
valid for 20 years, until midnight on December 19, 2039.

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 conclusion. The Commission has also 
issued its decision on the staff's review after having held the 
mandatory hearing on August 14, 2019, which serves as the ROD in this 
proceeding. 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 Commission's hearing decision and ROD, are 
available online in the ADAMS Public Document collection at https://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 

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 https://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/html.

                                                        ADAMS  Accession
                       Document                               No.
Final Safety Evaluation Report for the Early Site            ML19162A157
 Permit Application for the Clinch River Nuclear
Final Environmental Impact Statement for an Early            ML19087A266
 Site Permit (ESP) at the Clinch River Nuclear Site.
Commission's decision following mandatory hearing.           ML19351D663
Summary Record of Decision.                                  ML19233A263
Letter transmitting Early Site Permit Number ESP-006         ML19189A228
 and accompanying documentation.
Early Site Permit Number ESP-006 (public version).           ML19352D868
Clinch River Nuclear Site, Early Site Permit                 ML19030A485
 Application, Revision 2, January 18, 2019.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 31st day of December 2019.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Anna H. Bradford,
Director, Division of New and Renewed Licenses, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2019-28520 Filed 1-3-20; 8:45 am]