U. S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
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May 3, 1999
A Nuclear Regulatory Commission Atomic Safety and Licensing Board will hold a prehearing conference May 13 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, for parties in a proceeding involving a proposed license amendment for the Shearon Harris nuclear power plant.
Carolina Power & Light (CP&L) is seeking the license change to permit the use of two remaining spent fuel pools in the plant's fuel handling building, doubling storage capacity. The Board of Commissioners of Orange County, North Carolina, has petitioned for a hearing on the CP&L request.
At the conference, the Licensing Board will hear arguments on the Board of Commissioners' standing as an intervenor and the admissibility of its contentions. The Licensing Board will issue an order later ruling on these questions. Other parties taking part will be CP&L and the NRC staff.
The prehearing conference was originally scheduled to be held in Rockville, Maryland, but was moved upon the request of the Commissioners of Orange County.
The conference will begin at 9:30 a.m., at the District Court of Orange County Courtroom located in the Chapel Hill Post Office Building, at 179 E. Franklin Street. If necessary, the conference will continue the following day.