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Carolina Power & Light Company, H. B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant, Unit No. 2; Notice of Issuance of Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-23 for An Additional 20-Year Period

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Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (the Commission) has issued Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-23 to Carolina Power & Light Company (the licensee), the operator of H. B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant, Unit No. 2. Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-23 authorizes operation of H. B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant, Unit No. 2, by the licensee at reactor core power levels not in excess of 2339 megawatts thermal in accordance with the Start Printed Page 22876provisions of the H. B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant, Unit No. 2, renewed license and its Technical Specifications.

The H.B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant, Unit No. 2, nuclear facility consists of a closed-cycle, pressurized, light-water-moderated and -cooled reactor, with associated steam generators and electric generating equipment. The facility is located on the licensee's H. B. Robinson site in Darlington County, South Carolina.

The application for the renewed license complies with the standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the Commission's regulations. As required by the Act and the Commission's regulations in 10 CFR Chapter 1, the Commission has made appropriate findings, which are set forth in the license. Prior public notice of the action involving the proposed issuance of the renewed license and of an opportunity for a hearing regarding the proposed issuance of the renewed license was published in the Federal Register on July 18, 2002 (67 FR 47410).

For further details with respect to this action, see (1) the Carolina's Power & Light Company's license renewal application for H. B. Robinson, Unit No. 2 dated June 14, 2002; (2) the Commission's safety evaluation report dated March 2004 (NUREG-1785); (3) the licensee's updated safety analysis report; and (4) the Commission's final environmental impact statement for H. B. Robinson, Unit No. 2 (NUREG-1437, Supplement 13, dated December 2003). These documents are available at the NRC's Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, first floor, Rockville, Maryland 20852, and can be viewed from the NRC Public Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/​reading-rm/​adams.html.

Copies of Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR-23 may be obtained by writing to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Mail Stop O-12E5, Washington, DC 20555-0001, Attention: Director, Division of Regulatory Improvement Programs. Copies of the safety evaluation report (NUREG-1785) and the final environmental impact statement (NUREG-1437, Supplement 13) for H. B. Robinson, Unit No. 2, may be purchased from the National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, Springfield, Virginia 22161 (http://www.ntis.gov), (703) 605-6000, or Attention: Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, PO Box 371954 Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954 (http://www.gpoaccess.gov), (202) 512-1800. All orders should clearly identify the NRC publication number and the requestor's Government Printing Office deposit account number or VISA or MasterCard number and expiration date.

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Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this the 19th day of April 2004.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Pao-Tsin Kuo,

Program Director, License Renewal and Environmental Impacts Program, Division of Regulatory Improvement Programs, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.

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[FR Doc. 04-9489 Filed 4-26-04; 8:45 am]

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