[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 97 (Tuesday, May 19, 2020)]
[Page 29988]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-10668]

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[Docket Nos. 52-025 and 52-026; NRC-2008-0252]

Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Vogtle Electric 
Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4; Cyber Security Plan Changes

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Combined license amendment; issuance.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing 
License Amendment No. 179 for Unit 3 and No. 178 for Unit 4 to Combined 
Licenses (COLs), NPF-91 and NPF-92. The COLs were issued to Southern 
Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., and Georgia Power Company, Oglethorpe 
Power Corporation, MEAG Power SPVM, LLC, MEAG Power SPVJ, LLC, MEAG 
Power SPVP, LLC, and the City of Dalton, Georgia (collectively SNC); 
for construction and operation of the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant 
(VEGP) Units 3 and 4, located in Burke County, Georgia.

DATES: The amendments were issued on April 30, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2008-0252 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 http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2008-0252. Address 
questions about NRC dockets in Regulations.gov to Jennifer Borges; 
telephone: 301-287-9127; 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 ``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. The request for the 
amendment was submitted by letter dated December 20, 2019, and is 
available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML19354B986.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Billy Gleaves, Office of New Reactors, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; 
telephone: 301-415-5848; email: [email protected].


I. Introduction

    The NRC is issuing VEGP Units 3 and 4 License Amendment Nos. 179 
and 178 to COLs NPF-91 and NPF-92. With the requested amendment, SNC 
proposed changes to the VEGP Units 3 and 4 Cyber Security Plan (CSP) to 
identify the VEGP Units 1 and 2 CSP for cyber security protection of 
digital assets in common systems, to align language in the VEGP Units 3 
and 4 CSP with the corresponding elements of the NRC-endorsed CSP 
template contained in Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) 08-09, Revision 6, 
including Addendum 1, and to enhance certain controls for the VEGP 
Units 3 and 4 protection and safety monitoring system.

II. License Amendment Request

    By letter dated December 20, 2019, and available in ADAMS under 
Accession No. ML19354B986, SNC requested that the NRC amend the COLs 
for VEGP, Units 3 and 4, COLs NPF-91 and NPF-92. The proposed amendment 
is described in Section I of this Federal Register notice.
    The Commission has determined for these amendments that the 
application complies with the standards and requirements of the Atomic 
Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the Commission's rules 
and regulations. The Commission has made appropriate findings as 
required by the Act and the Commission's rules and regulations in 10 
CFR Chapter I, which are set forth in the license amendment.
    A notice of consideration of issuance of amendment to facility 
operating license or COL, as applicable, proposed no significant 
hazards consideration determination, and opportunity for a hearing in 
connection with these actions, was published in the Federal Register on 
January 2, 2020 (85 FR 144). No comments were received during the 30-
day comment period.
    The Commission has determined that these amendments satisfy the 
criteria for categorical exclusion in accordance with 10 CFR 51.22. 
Therefore, pursuant to 10 CFR 51.22(b), no environmental impact 
statement or environmental assessment need be prepared for these 

III. Conclusion

    Using the reasons set forth in the combined safety evaluation, the 
staff approved the amendment and it was issued to SNC on April 30, 
2020, as part of a combined package (ADAMS Package Accession No. 

    Dated: May 13, 2020.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Victor E. Hall,
Chief, Vogtle Project Office, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
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