[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 243 (Thursday, December 17, 2020)]
[Pages 81959-81960]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-27702]



[Docket No. 72-17; NRC-2020-0243]

Portland General Electric Company; Trojan Independent Spent Fuel 
Storage Installation

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: License amendment application; issuance.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) reviewed an 
application by Portland General Electric Company (PGE) for amendment of 
Materials License No. SNM-2509 which authorizes PGE to receive, 
possess, store, and transfer spent nuclear fuel and associated 
radioactive materials. The amendment sought to revise the description 
in the safety analysis report of the licensee's evaluation of explosion 
accident events.

DATES: December 17, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2020-0243 when contacting the 
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Allen, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-6877; email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By letter dated March 10, 2020 (ADAMS 
Package Accession No. ML20083G798), PGE submitted to the NRC, in 
accordance with part 72 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
(10 CFR), a request to amend Special Nuclear Materials License No. SNM-
2509 for the Trojan Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) 
site located in Columbia County, Oregon. License No. SNM-2509 
authorizes PGE to receive, possess, store, and transfer spent nuclear 
fuel and associated radioactive materials resulting from the operation 
of the Trojan Power Plant in an ISFSI. Specifically, the amendment 
proposed to address a new anchorage point on the Columbia River near 
the ISFSI and incorporate a new method of evaluating explosion accident 
    The NRC issued a letter dated June 12, 2020 (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML20149K631), notifying PGE that the application was acceptable for 
review. In accordance with 10 CFR 72.16, a notice of docketing was 
published in the Federal Register on June 26, 2020 (85 FR 38398). The 
notice of docketing included an opportunity to request a hearing and to 
petition for leave to intervene. No requests for a hearing or petitions 
for leave to intervene were submitted.
    The NRC prepared a safety evaluation report (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML20280A520) to document its review and evaluation of the amendment 
request. Also, in connection with this action, the NRC prepared an 
environmental assessment (EA) and a finding of no significant impact 
(FONSI). The notice of availability of the EA and FONSI was published 
in the Federal Register on November 17, 2020 (85 FR 73298).
    Upon completing its review, the NRC staff determined that the 
request complies with the standards and requirements of the Atomic 
Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), as well as the NRC'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. The NRC

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approved and issued Amendment No. 7 to Special Nuclear Materials 
License No. SNM-2509, held by PGE for the receipt, possession, 
transfer, and storage of spent fuel and associated radioactive 
materials at the Trojan ISFSI. Pursuant to 10 CFR 72.46(d), the NRC is 
providing notice of the action taken. Amendment No. 7 was effective as 
of the date of issuance, December 11, 2020.

    Dated: December 11, 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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