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Energy Northwest; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board

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Pursuant to delegation by the Commission dated December 29, 1972, published in the Federal Register, 37 FR 28,710 (1972), and the Commission's regulations, see, e.g., 10 CFR 2.104, 2.105, 2.300, 2.309, 2.313, 2.318, and 2.321, notice is hereby given that an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (Board) is being established to preside over the following proceeding:

Energy Northwest (Columbia Generating Station)

This proceeding involves an application by Energy Northwest to renew for twenty years its operating license for Columbia Generating Station, which is located near Richland, Washington. The current operating license expires on December 20, 2023. In response to a Notice of Opportunity for Hearing, published in the Federal Register on March 11, 2010 (75 FR 11,572), a request for hearing was submitted by Nina Bell, Executive Director, Northwest Environmental Advocates. The request, entitled “Petition for Hearing and Leave to Intervene in Operating License Renewal for Energy Northwest's Columbia Generating Station,” was received via E-Filing on August 22, 2011.[1]

The Board is comprised of the following administrative judges:

Alan S. Rosenthal, Chair, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.

Dr. Gary S. Arnold, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.

Dr. William H. Reed, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.

All correspondence, documents, and other materials shall be filed in accordance with the NRC E-Filing rule, which the NRC promulgated in August 2007 (72 FR 49,139).

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Issued at Rockville, Maryland this 6th day of September 2011.

E. Roy Hawkens,

Chief Administrative Judge, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel.

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Footnotes

1.  On August 22, 2011, petitioner, Ms. Bell, also filed a petition for rulemaking, coupled with a request to suspend licensing decision. Those requests are under review by Commission advisers as a separate action.

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[FR Doc. 2011-23199 Filed 9-9-11; 8:45 am]

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