Feds seek comments on Talen’s Susquehanna nuclear power plant license transfer
Federal regulators are seeking comment on Talen Energy Corp.’s plan to transfer the license of the Susquehanna nuclear power plant.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Neil Sheehan said the agency published a notice in Tuesday’s Federal Register regarding the transfer of the Susquehanna license to Riverstone Holdings LLC. He said people have until Oct. 24 to file a request for the NRC to hold a public hearing, and until Nov. 3 for public comments on the application.
The move is related to Allentown-based Talen’s plans to be acquired by Riverstone Holdings, a private-equity fund, by the end of this year. Sheehan said Talen Energy submitted an “indirect ” license transfer application June 29.
Talen spokesman George Lewis said the license transfer is considered indirect because the company that holds the license, Susquehanna Nuclear LLC, is not changing, but Talen Energy would be privately held by Riverstone Holdings. He said under NRC regulations, Susquehanna Nuclear would be indirectly controlled by Riverstone Holdings.
The Talen-Riverstone merger also needs approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Lewis said. On Thursday, shareholders approved the deal.
Comments can be emailed to [email protected]; faxed to Secretary, Nuclear Regulatory Commission at 301–415–1101; or mailed to Secretary, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C. 20555-0111. Mark the envelope: ATTN: Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff. For more information, contact Tanya E. Hood: 301-415-1387 or [email protected]