[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 120 (Monday, June 22, 2020)]
[Pages 37474-37475]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-13379]



[Docket No. 72-27; NRC-2018-0282]

Pacific Gas & Electric Company; Humboldt Bay Independent Spent 
Fuel Storage Installation

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: License renewal; issuance.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a 
renewed license to Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), 
(``licensee'') for Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) License No. SNM-2514 
for the receipt, possession, transfer, and storage of spent fuel from 
the Humboldt Bay Nuclear Plant in the Humboldt Bay Independent Spent 
Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI), located in Humboldt County, 
California. The renewed license authorizes operation of the Humboldt 
ISFSI in accordance with the provisions of the renewed license and its 
technical specifications. The renewed license expires on November 17, 

DATES: The license referenced in this document is available on June 10, 

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2018-0282 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-2018-0282. Address 
questions about NRC docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Jennifer Borges; 
telephone: 301-287-9127; email: [email protected]. For technical 
questions, contact the individual(s) 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/

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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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher T. Markley, Office of 
Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-6293, email: 
[email protected].


I. Discussion

    Based upon the application dated July 10, 2018, as supplemented 
October 22, 2018, July 1, 2019, July 25, 2019, and November 21, 2019, 
the NRC has issued a renewed license to the licensee for the Humboldt 
Bay ISFSI, located in Humboldt County, California. The renewed license 
SNM-2514 authorizes and requires operation of the Humboldt Bay ISFSI in 
accordance with the provisions of the renewed license and its technical 
specifications. The renewed license will expire on November 17, 2065.
    The licensee's application for a renewed license complies with the 
standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended 
(the Act), and the NRC's rules and regulations. The NRC has made 
appropriate findings as required by the Act and the NRC's regulations 
in Chapter 1 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), 
and sets forth those findings in the renewed license. The agency 
afforded an opportunity for a hearing in the Notice of Opportunity for 
a Hearing published in the Federal Register on December 26, 2018 (83 FR 
66314). The NRC received no request for a hearing or petition for leave 
to intervene following the notice.
    The NRC staff prepared a safety evaluation report for the renewal 
of the ISFSI license and concluded, based on that evaluation that the 
ISFSI will continue to meet the regulations in 10 CFR part 72. The NRC 
staff also prepared an environmental assessment and finding of no 
significant impact for the renewal of this license, which were 
published on May 5, 2020 (85 FR 26734). The NRC staff's environmental 
assessment included the impacts of continued storage of spent nuclear 
fuel (as documented in NUREG-2157, ``Generic Environmental Impact 
Statement for Continued Storage of Spent Fuel''). The NRC staff 
concluded that renewal of this ISFSI license will not have a 
significant impact on the quality of the human environment.

II. Availability of Documents

    The following table includes the ADAMS accession numbers for the 
documents referenced in this notice. For additional information on 
accessing ADAMS, see the ADDRESSES section of this document.

             Document                        ADAMS Accession No.
Licensee's application, dated July  ML18215A202
 10, 2018.
Response to First Request for       ML18330A050
 Supplemental Information, dated
 October 22, 2018.
Partial Response to Request for     ML19197A026
 Additional Information, dated
 July 1, 2019.
Remaining Response to Request for   ML19221B564
 Referenced Information, dated
 July 25, 2019.
Humboldt Bay Independent Spent      ML19337C633
 Fuel Storage Installation,
 Revision to the Renewal
 Application (CAC/EPID No. 001028/
Special Nuclear Materials License   ML20161A027
 No. SNM-2514.
SNM-2514 Technical Specifications.  ML20161A028
NRC Safety Evaluation Report......  ML20161A029
NRC Environmental Assessment......  ML19252A248
NUREG-2157, ``Generic               ML14196A105
 Environmental Impact Statement     ML14196A107
 for Continued Storage of Spent

    Dated: June 17, 2020.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
John B. McKirgan,
Chief, Storage and Transportation Licensing Branch, Division of Fuel 
Management, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
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