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Tennessee Valley Authority; Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Unit Nos. 1, 2, and 3

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission.


License amendment application; withdrawal by applicant.


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has accepted the request of Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to withdraw its application dated June 28, 2004, for a proposed amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License (RFOL) No. DPR-33 for Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant (BFN), Unit No. 1, and its application dated June 25, 2004, for proposed amendments to RFOL Nos. DPR-52 and DPR-68 for BFN Unit Nos. 2 and 3. The proposed amendments would have increased the maximum authorized power level from the current 3458 megawatt thermal (MWt) to 3952 MWt (approximately 15 percent) for BFN Unit Nos. 1, 2, and 3.


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Farideh E. Saba, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-1447; email:

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The NRC has accepted TVA's withdrawal of its applications dated June 28, 2004 (ADAMS Accession No. ML041810168), and June 25, 2004 (ADAMS Accession No. ML041840301), for proposed amendments to RFOL No. DPR-33 for BFN Unit No. 1, and RFOL Nos. DPR-52 and DPR-68 for BFN Unit Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, located in Limestone County, Alabama. The proposed change would have modified the BFN operating licenses to increase the maximum authorized power level to 3952 megawatts thermal, by approximately 20 percent above the then maximum authorized power level for Unit No. 1, and approximately 15 percent for Unit Nos. 2 and 3. The licensee, in the September 18, 2014 (ADAMS Accession No. ML14265A487), letter stated that it has been developing a new consolidated extended power uprate license amendment request for BFN Unit Nos. 1, 2, and 3 that is expected to be submitted by October 2015.

The NRC issued Notices of Consideration of Issuance of Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses published in the Federal Register (FR) on July 11, 2005 (70 FR 39803), for BFN Unit No. 1 and July 12, 2005 (70 FR 40064), for BFN Unit Nos. 2 and 3. However, by letter dated September 18, 2014, the licensee requested to withdraw the proposed amendments.

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Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 2nd day of October 2014.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Farideh E. Saba,

Senior Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch II-2, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.

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[FR Doc. 2014-24163 Filed 10-8-14; 8:45 am]