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Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation, Wolf Creek Generating Station; Application for Amendment to Facility Operating License

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License amendment application; withdrawal.


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Brian J. Benney, Senior Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch IV, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555; telephone: 301-415-2767; email:


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) has granted the request of Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation (the licensee) to withdraw its application dated November 4, 2010 (ADAMS Accession No. ML103200209), as supplemented by letters dated October 19, 2011 (ADAMS Accession No. ML11312A137), and January 31, 2012 (ADAMS Accession No. ML12039A091), for proposed amendment to Facility Operating License No. NPF-42 for the Wolf Creek Generating Station, located in Coffey County, Kansas.

The proposed amendment would have revised Technical Specification (TS) 5.6.5, “CORE OPERATING LIMITS REPORT (COLR),” to replace the existing large break loss-of-coolant accident (LOCA) analysis methodology. Specifically, the proposed change adds a reference to WCAP-16009-P-A, “Realistic Large Break LOCA Evaluation Methodology Using Automated Statistical Treatment of Uncertainty Method (ASTRUM),” to TS 5.6.5b.

The Commission had previously issued a Notice of Consideration of Issuance of Amendment published in the Federal Register on December 28, 2010 (75 FR 81673). However, by letter dated August 23, 2012 (ADAMS Accession No. ML12248A261), the licensee withdrew the proposed change.

For further details with respect to this action, see the application for amendment dated November 4, 2010, as supplemented by letters dated October 19, 2011, and January 31, 2012, and the licensee's letter dated August 23, 2012, which withdrew the application for license amendment.

Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 5th day of September 2012.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Brian J. Benney,

Senior Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch IV, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.

[FR Doc. 2012-22442 Filed 9-11-12; 8:45 am]