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Arkansas Nuclear One, Units 1 & 2 and ISFSI, River Bend, Unit 1 & ISFSI, Waterford, Unit 3, & ISFSI, Grand Gulf, & ISFSI, Transfer of Control of License - Order Response
ML18319A347
Person / Time
Site: Arkansas Nuclear, Waterford, Grand Gulf, River Bend Entergy icon.png
Issue date: 11/15/2018
From: Halter M K
Entergy Operations
To:
Document Control Desk, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
References
CNRO 2018-00048
Download: ML18319A347 (9)


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Entergy Operations, Inc.

1340 Echelon Parkway Jackson, MS 39213 Tel 601-368-5573 Mandy K. Halter Director, Nuclear Licensing

10 CFR 50.80 10 CFR 50.90 CNRO 2018-00048

November 15, 2018

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation ATTN: Document Control Desk Washington, DC 20555-0001

Subject:

Transfer of Control of License - Order Response

Arkansas Nuclear One, Units 1 & 2 and ISFSI Docket Nos. 50-313, 50-368 & 72-13 River Bend Station Unit 1 & ISFSI Docket Nos. 50-458 & 72-49 Waterford 3 Steam Electric Station & ISFSI Docket Nos. 50-382 & 72-75 Grand Gulf Nuclear Station & ISFSI Docket Nos. 50-416 & 72-50

References:

1) Entergy Operations, Inc. (EOI) letter to U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), "Arkansas Nuclear One, Units 1 & 2 and ISFSI, River Bend Station Unit 1 & ISFSI, Waterford 3 Steam Electric Station &

ISFSI, Grand Gulf Nuclear Station & ISFSI, Application for Order Approving Transfers of Licenses and Conforming License Amendments," dated September 21, 2017 (ADAMS Accession No.

ML17268A213)

2) NRC letter to EOI, "Arkansas Nuclear One, Units 1 and 2; Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, Unit 1; River Bend Station, Unit 1; and Waterford Steam Electric Station, Unit 3 - Orders Approving Direct and Indirect Transfers of Facility Operating Licenses, " dated August 1, 2018 (ADAMS Accession No. ML18177A236, ML18177A237, ML18177A235, ML18177A234) Entergy Operations, Inc. (EOI) requested in a letter dated September 21, 2017 (Reference 1),

pursuant to Section 184 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), 10 CFR 50.80, and 10 CFR 50.90, acting on behalf of the subject licensees, as well as their parent companies and itself (the Applicants), that the NRC issue an Order and conforming license CNRO 2018-00048 Page 2 of 3 amendments approving the transfers of control of the Facility Operating and Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation Licenses for Arkansas Nuclear One, Units 1 & 2 (ANO) and Grand Gulf Nuclear Station (GGNS), and if required, the Facility Operating and Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation Licenses for River Bend Station (RBS) and Waterford 3 Steam Electric Station (Waterford). This request was approved in NRC letter dated August 1, 2018, (Reference 2).

Reference 2, Enclosure 1, "ANO, Units 1 and 2, Order," contained the following condition:

Before completion of the proposed transaction, EOI shall provide the Director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation satisfactory documentary evidence that EAL [Entergy Arkansas, LLC] has obtained the appropriate amount of insurance required of the licensees under 10 CFR Part 140 and 10 CFR Part 50.

The Enclosure of this letter contains a letter from American Nuclear Insurers (ANI) dated October 11, 2018 covering the 10 CFR Part 140 requirements and a letter from Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited (NEIL) dated November 15, 2018 covering the 10 CFR Part 50 requirements. These letters provide evidence that EAL has obtained the appropriate insurance for ANO.

Reference 2, Enclosure 1, "ANO, Units 1 and 2, Order," Enclosure 4, "RBS Order," and , "Waterford Order," each contained the following order:

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, after receipt of all required regulatory approvals of the proposed transfer actions, EOI shall inform the Director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation in writing of such receipt, and of the date of closing of the transfers, no later than 5 business days before the date of the closing of the transfers-.

EOI is hereby informing the Director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation that the date of closing will be on or about November 30, 2018.

EOI has reviewed the Draft Conforming Amendments for ANO Unit 1, ANO Unit 2 and Grand Gulf Nuclear Station (Grand Gulf) that were provided in Reference 2. ENO finds these are acceptable and request the amendments be issued with an effective date of November 30, 2018.

This letter contains no new regulatory commitments.

Should you have any questions or require additio nal information, please contact Bryan Ford, Senior Manager Regulatory Assurance, at (601) 368-5516.

Respectfully,

Mandy K. Halter

CNRO 2018-00048 Page 3 of 3 MKH/chm

Enclosure:

Proof of Insurance Letters for ANO cc: NRC Region IV Regional Administrator NRC Project Manager - ANO NRC Project Manager - RBS NRC Project Manager - Waterford NRC Project Manager - Grand Gulf NRR Project Manager - EOI NRC Senior Resident Inspector - ANO NRC Senior Resident Inspector -RBS NRC Senior Resident Inspector -Waterford NRC Senior Resident Inspector -Grand Gulf

bcc w/o attachments: C. Bakken (ECH) Applicable COO(s) John Ventosa - COO (GGN, WF3, RBS) Lawrence Coyle - COO (ANO)

Applicable Site Vice President(s)

ANO GGN RBS WF3 K. Jury (ECH)

R. Gaston (ECH)

M. Halter (ECH)

J. Giddens (ECH) B. Ford (ECH) L. J. Smith (ECH)

bcc w/ attachments: Applicable Regulatory Assurance Manager(s) ANO GGN RBS WF3

ENCLOSURE CNRO 2018-00048 Proof of Insurance Letters for ANO (4 Pages Follow)

Jason Martinez, CPCU, ARM, ARe Director, Underwriting American Nuclear Insurers 95 Glastonbury Blvd., Suite 300 Glastonbury, CT 06033-4453 jmartinez@nuclearinsurance.com Voice: (860) 682-1341 Fax: (860) 659-0002

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