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Entergy Operations, Inc.; Waterford Steam Electric Station, Unit 3

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AGENCY:

Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION:

License amendment application; withdrawal by applicant.

SUMMARY:

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted the request of Entergy Operations, Inc. (Entergy, the licensee), to withdraw its application dated September 1, 2016, for a proposed amendment to Facility Operating License No. NPF-38. The proposed amendment would have revised the Waterford Steam Electric Station, Unit 3 (Waterford 3) Technical Specifications (TSs) to relocate the surveillance frequency requirements for selected Engineered Safety Features Actuation System (ESFAS) Subgroup relays to a licensee-controlled program. Specifically, the license amendment would have revised the Table Notation for TS Table 4.3-2, “Engineered Safety Features Actuation System Instrumentation Surveillance Requirements,” to relocate the surveillance frequency of additional relays to the Waterford 3 Surveillance Frequency Control Program (SFCP).

ADDRESSES:

Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2016-0239 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may obtain publicly-available Start Printed Page 21269information related to this document using any of the following methods:

  • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2016-0239. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-415-3463; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

April Pulvirenti, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-1390, email: April.Pulvirenti@nrc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The NRC has granted the request of Entergy to withdraw its September 1, 2016, application (ADAMS accession no. ML16245A359) for a proposed amendment to Facility Operating License No. NPF-38 for Waterford 3, located in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana.

The amendment would have revised the Waterford 3 TSs to relocate the surveillance frequency requirements for selected ESFAS Subgroup relays to a licensee-controlled program. Specifically, the license amendment would have revised the Table Notation for TS Table 4.3-2, “Engineered Safety Features Actuation System Instrumentation Surveillance Requirements,” to relocate the surveillance frequency of additional relays to the Waterford 3 SFCP. The Commission previously published a proposed finding in the Federal Register on November 22, 2016 (81 FR 83875), that the amendment involves no significant hazards consideration. In addition, the licensee has supplemented the application with a response to a Request for Additional Information dated January 26, 2017 (ADAMS accession no. ML17039A909), and a second supplement dated February 27, 2017 (ADAMS accession no. ML17058A460). By letter dated March 22, 2017 (ADAMS accession no. ML17082A459), the licensee requested to withdraw the proposed amendment.

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Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 25th day of April, 2017.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

April L Pulvirenti,

Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch 4, Division of Operator Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.

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[FR Doc. 2017-09154 Filed 5-4-17; 8:45 am]

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