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STP Nuclear Operating Company; Notice of Denial of Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Opportunity for Hearing

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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) has denied a request by STP Nuclear Operating Company (licensee) for amendments to Facility Operating Licenses, which are numbered NPF-76 and NPF-80, issued to the licensee for operation of the South Texas Project, Unit 1 and Unit 2, respectively, located in Matagorda County, Texas.

Notice of Consideration of Issuance of these amendments was not published in the Federal Register.

The licensee requested the amendments by letter dated February 28, 2006. The purpose of the licensee's amendment request was to revise the Technical Specifications to allow extension of the integrated leakage rate (Type A) test interval from 15 years to 20 years, while adequately testing the impact of the aging degradation of the containment pressure boundary components.

The NRC staff has concluded that the licensee's request cannot be granted. The licensee was notified of the Commission's denial of the proposed change by a letter dated May 29, 2007.

By 30 days from the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register, the licensee may demand a hearing with respect to the denial described above. Any person whose interest may be affected by this proceeding may file a written petition for leave to intervene pursuant to the requirements of 10 CFR 2.309.

A request for hearing or petition for leave to intervene must be filed with the Secretary of the Commission, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Attention: Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff, or may be delivered to the Commission's Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, Public File Area O1 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland, by the above date. Because of potential disruptions in delivery to mail to U.S. Government offices, it is requested that petitions for leave to intervene and requests for hearing be transmitted to the Secretary of the Commission either by means of facsimile transmission to 301-415-1101 or by e-mail to hearingdocket@nrc.gov. A copy of any petitions should also be sent to the Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, and because of potential disruptions in delivery of mail to the U.S. Government offices, it is requested that copies be transmitted either by means of facsimile transmission to 301-415-3725 or by e-mail to OGCMailCenter@nrc.gov. A copy of any petitions should also be sent to A. H. Gutterman, Esq., Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius, 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004, attorney for the licensee.

For further details with respect to this action, see (1) The application for amendment dated February 28, 2006, and (2) the Commission's letter to the licensee dated May 29, 2007.

Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC's PDR, located at One White Flint North, Public File Area O1 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland, and will be accessible electronically through the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System's Public Electronic Reading Room link at the NRC Web site http://www.nrc.gov/​reading-rm/​adams.html. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing documents located in ADAMS should contact the NRC PDR Reference staff by telephone at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov.

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Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 29th day of May, 2007.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Timothy J. McGinty,

Acting Director, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.

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[FR Doc. E7-10787 Filed 6-4-07; 8:45 am]

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