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Nuclear Management Company, LLC; Notice of Issuance of Amendment to Facility Operating License

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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Commission) has issued Amendment No. to Facility Operating License No. DPR-49 issued to Nuclear Management Company, LLC (the licensee), which revised the license for operation of the Duane Arnold Energy Center located in Linn County, Iowa. The amendment is effective as of the date of issuance.

The amendment modified the license to allow refueling activities in accordance with a revised thermal-hydraulic analysis based upon use of advanced core designs employing advanced fuel, increased fuel burnup, increased cycle length, and increased reload batch size. The revised analysis also corrects several input parameter discrepancies in the existing analysis.

The application for the amendment 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.

Notice of Consideration of Issuance of Amendment to Facility Operating License and Opportunity for a Hearing in connection with this action was published in the Federal Register on March 7, 2001 (66 FR 13793). No Start Printed Page 49426request for a hearing or petition for leave to intervene was filed following this notice.

The Commission has prepared an Environmental Assessment related to the action and has determined not to prepare an environmental impact statement. Based upon the environmental assessment, the Commission has concluded that the issuance of the amendment will not have a significant effect on the quality of the human environment (66 FR 38442).

For further details with respect to the action see (1) the application for amendment dated November 17, 2000, and supplemented February 16, and April 9, 2001, (2) Amendment No. 242 to License No. DPR-49, (3) the Commission's related Safety Evaluation, and (4) the Commission's Environmental Assessment. Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC's Public Document Room, located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available records will be accessible electronically from the Agencywide Documents Access and Management Systems (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the internet at the NRC Web site,​NRC/​ADAMS/​index.html. If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC Public Document Room Reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737 or by email to

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Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 21st day of September 2001.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Brenda L. Mozafari,

Project Manager, Section 1, Project Directorate III, Division of Licensing Project Management, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.

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[FR Doc. 01-24173 Filed 9-26-01; 8:45 am]