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Duke Energy Carolinas; Notice of Receipt and Availability of Application for a Combined License

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By letter dated December 12, 2007, Duke Energy Carolinas (Duke, or the applicant) filed with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, the Commission) pursuant to section 103 of the Atomic Energy Act and 10 CFR part 52, an application for a combined license (COL) for two AP1000 advanced passive pressurized water nuclear power reactors at a site in the eastern portion of Cherokee County in north central South Carolina, approximately 35 miles southwest of Charlotte, North Carolina, and approximately 7.5 miles southeast of Gaffney, South Carolina. The reactors are to be identified as William States Lee III Units 1 and 2.

An applicant may seek a COL in accordance with Subpart C of 10 CFR Part 52. The information submitted by the applicant includes certain administrative information such as financial qualifications submitted pursuant to 10 CFR 52.77, as well as technical information submitted pursuant to 10 CFR 52.79. The applicant also requested exemptions from certain requirements of section IV.A.2 of Appendix A to 10 CFR part 52 and 10 CFR 52.79(a)(44), as documented in part 7 of the application.

Subsequent Federal Register notices will address the acceptability of the tendered COL application for docketing and provisions for participation of the public in the COL review process.

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A copy of the application is available electronically at the NRC's Electronic Reading Room at​reading-rm/​adams.html. From this site, members of the public can access the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS), which provides text and image files of the NRC's public documents. The ADAMS accession number for the application is ML073510494. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS should contact the NRC Public Document Room (PDR) Reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by e-mail to

The application may also be viewed electronically on the public computers located at the NRC's Public Document Room (PDR), O 1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The PDR reproduction contractor will copy documents for a fee. The application is also available at​reactors/​new-licensing/​col.html.

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Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 23rd day of January, 2008.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Joelle L. Starefos,

Senior Project Manager, AP1000 Projects Branch 1, Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors.

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[FR Doc. E8-1838 Filed 1-31-08; 8:45 am]