Notice of Availability of the Final Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington, 74472-74473 [2012-30204]

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Download as PDF 74472 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 241 / Friday, December 14, 2012 / Notices the State of Preschool data collection provide a key information resource for research and for federal and state policy on publicly funded early childhood education. Dated: December 11, 2012. Tomakie Washington, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2012–30219 Filed 12–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [OE Docket No. EA–387] Application to Export Electric Energy; Energia Renovable S.C., LLC Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE. ACTION: Notice of application. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Energia Renovable S.C., LLC (Energia Renovable) has applied for authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Mexico pursuant to section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (FPA). DATES: Comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be submitted on or before December 31, 2012. ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, or motions to intervene should be addressed to: Christopher Lawrence, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Mail Code: OE–20, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. Because of delays in handling conventional mail, it is recommended that documents be transmitted by overnight mail, by electronic mail to CHRISTOPHER.LAWRENCE@HQ.DOE.GOV, or by facsimile to 202–586–8008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Lawrence (Program Office) at 202–586–5260, or by email to Christopher.Lawrence@hq.doe.gov. Exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country are regulated by the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to sections 301(b) and 402(f) of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7151(b), 7172(f)) and require authorization under section 202(e) of the FPA (16 U.S.C.824a(e)). On September 11, 2012, DOE received an application from Energia Renovable for authority to transmit electric energy from the United States to Mexico for five years as a power marketer using existing international transmission mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:41 Dec 13, 2012 Jkt 229001 facilities. Energia Renovable does not own any electric transmission facilities nor does it hold a franchised service area. The electric energy that Energia Renovable proposes to export to Mexico would be surplus energy purchased from electric utilities, Federal power marketing agencies, and other entities within the United States. The existing international transmission facilities to be utilized by Energia Renovable have previously been authorized by Presidential permits issued pursuant to Executive Order 10485, as amended, and are appropriate for open access transmission by third parties. In its application, Energia Renovable requested expedited application treatment due to an scheduled imminent transaction. DOE hereby grants this request by shortening the comment period to 15 days. Procedural Matters: Any person desiring to be heard in this proceeding should file a comment or protest to the application at the address provided above. Protests should be filed in accordance with Rule 211 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.211). Any person desiring to become a party to these proceedings should file a motion to intervene at the above address in accordance with FERC Rule 214 (385.214). Five copies of such comments, protests, or motions to intervene should be sent to the address provided above on or before the date listed above. Comments on the Energia Renovable application to export electric energy to Mexico should be clearly marked with OE Docket No. 387. An additional copy is to be filed directly with Jorge Gutierrez, Reforma 905, Lomas de ¨ Chapultepec, Delegacioon Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico, D.F. Mexico 11000, and Federico Santacruz Gonzalez, Ritch Mueller, S.C. Blvd. M. Avila Camacho No. 24, piso 20, Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico, D.F. Mexico 11000. A final decision will be made on this application after the environmental impacts have been evaluated pursuant to DOE’s National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures (10 CFR part 1021) and after a determination is made by DOE that the proposed action will not have an adverse impact on the reliability of the U.S. electric power supply system. Copies of this application will be made available, upon request, for public inspection and copying at the address provided above, by accessing the program Web site at http://energy.gov/ node/11845 or by emailing Angela Troy at Angela.Troy@hq.doe.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Issued in Washington, DC, on December 7, 2012. Jon Worthington, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. 2012–30188 Filed 12–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Notice of Availability of the Final Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington U.S. Department of Energy. Notice of Availability. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces the availability of its Final Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington (Final TC & WM EIS, DOE/EIS–0391), prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This final environmental impact statement addresses all public comments on the Draft TC & WM EIS, which was issued in October 2009, and identifies DOE’s preferred alternatives. DATES: DOE will publish a Record of Decision no sooner than 30 days after publication of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Final TC &WM EIS (paper or electronic) may be obtained by contacting: Ms. Mary Beth Burandt, NEPA Document Manager, Office of River Protection, U.S. Department of Energy, P.O. Box 1178, Richland, Washington 99352, Email: TC&WMEIS@saic.com. The Final TC & WM EIS is also available on the DOE NEPA Web site at http://energy.gov/nepa, as well as in the public reading rooms listed in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information on the Final TC & WM EIS, contact Ms. Burandt at the address listed in ADDRESSES or by telephone at 1–888–829–6347. For general information regarding the DOE NEPA process, contact: Ms. Carol M. Borgstrom, Director, Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance, GC– 54, U. S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, Telephone: 202–586–4600, or leave a message at 1–800–472–2756, Email: askNEPA@hq.doe.gov. E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 241 / Friday, December 14, 2012 / Notices Additional information on the Final TC & WM EIS is also available through the Hanford Web site at http:// www.hanford.gov/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Background The Hanford Site, located in southeastern Washington State along the Columbia River, is approximately 586 square miles in size. Hanford’s mission from the early 1940s to approximately 1989 included defense-related nuclear research, development, and weapons production activities. These activities created a wide variety of chemical and radioactive wastes. Hanford’s mission now is focused on the cleanup of those wastes and ultimate closure of the Site. An important part of the mission includes the retrieval and treatment of waste from 177 underground radioactive waste storage tanks, including 149 single shell tanks (SSTs), and closure of the SSTs. Hanford’s mission also includes radioactive waste management on the Site and decommissioning of the Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF), a nuclear test reactor that has been designated for closure. To support its decision making for these actions, DOE prepared the TC & WM EIS pursuant to NEPA and in accordance with Council on Environmental Quality and DOE NEPA implementing regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500–1508; 10 CFR Part 1021). EPA and the Washington State Department of Ecology are cooperating agencies on this EIS. DOE held a public comment period on the draft EIS that extended from October 30, 2009, through May 3, 2010, with public hearings in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. DOE considered all public comments received in preparing the Final TC & WM EIS, which includes DOE’s responses to those comments. Scope of the TC & WM EIS The Final TC & WM EIS addresses proposed actions in three major areas: Retrieving and treating radioactive waste from 177 underground storage tanks at Hanford, including 149 SSTs and closure of the SSTs; decommissioning the FFTF and its auxiliary facilities; and continued and expanded solid waste management operations, including disposal of lowlevel radioactive waste and mixed lowlevel radioactive waste. The final EIS also includes a No Action Alternative to the proposed actions for each of the three major areas, as required by NEPA. DOE’s preferred alternatives are described in the Summary, Section S.7, and in Chapter 2, Section 2.12, of Volume 1 of the Final TC & WM EIS. Copies of the Final TC & WM EIS are VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:41 Dec 13, 2012 Jkt 229001 available in the following public reading rooms or via the means identified in ADDRESSES. Public Reading Rooms Gonzaga University, Foley Center Library, 101–L East 502 Boone, Spokane, Washington 99258, (509) 313–5931. Portland State University, Government Information, Branford Price Millar Library, 1875 SW Park Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97201, (503) 725– 5874. University of Washington, SuzzalloAllen Library, Government Publications Division, Seattle, Washington 98195, (206) 543–4164. U.S. Department of Energy, Public Reading Room, 1776 Science Center Drive, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402, (208) 526–5190. U.S. Department of Energy, Freedom of Information Reading Room, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 1G–033, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586– 5955. U.S. Department of Energy, Public Reading Room, Consolidated Information Center, 2770 University Drive, Room 101L, Richland, Washington 99352, (509) 372–7443. U.S. Department of Energy, WIPP Information Center, Skeen-Whitlock Building, 4021 National Parks Highway, Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220, (575) 234–7348. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 10, 2012. Mark A. Gilbertson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Site Restoration. [FR Doc. 2012–30204 Filed 12–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P 74473 certification in the Federal Register. (42 U.S.C. 8311(d)(2)) and 10 CFR 501.61(c)) ADDRESSES: Copies of coal capability self-certification filings are available for public inspection, upon request, in the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Mail Code OE–20, Room 8G–024, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Lawrence at (202) 586– 5260. Title II of FUA, as amended (42 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), provides that no new base load electric powerplant may be constructed or operated without the capability to use coal or another alternate fuel as a primary energy source. Pursuant to FUA in order to meet the requirement of coal capability, the owner or operator of such a facility proposing to use natural gas or petroleum as its primary energy source shall certify to the Secretary of Energy (Secretary) prior to construction, or prior to operation as a base load electric powerplant, that such powerplant has the capability to use coal or another alternate fuel. Such certification establishes compliance with FUA section 201(a) as of the date it is filed with the Secretary. (42 U.S.C. 8311) The following owner of a proposed new base load electric powerplant has filed a self-certification of coalcapability with DOE pursuant to FUA section 201(d) and in accordance with DOE regulations in 10 CFR 501.60, 61: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Owner: GWF Energy LLC Capacity: 314 megawatts (MW) Plant Location: Tracy, CA In-Service Date: Third quarter 2012 Issued in Washington, DC on December 4, 2012. Jon Worthington, Director, Permitting and Siting, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Certification Notice—222] Notice of Filing of Self-Certification of Coal Capability Under the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act [FR Doc. 2012–30194 Filed 12–13–12; 8:45 am] Office Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE. ACTION: Notice of filing. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 241 (Friday, December 14, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Notice of Availability of the Final Tank Closure and Waste 
Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, 
Richland, Washington

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces the availability 
of its Final Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington (Final TC & WM 
EIS, DOE/EIS-0391), prepared pursuant to the National Environmental 
Policy Act (NEPA). This final environmental impact statement addresses 
all public comments on the Draft TC & WM EIS, which was issued in 
October 2009, and identifies DOE's preferred alternatives.

DATES: DOE will publish a Record of Decision no sooner than 30 days 
after publication of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 
Notice of Availability in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Final TC &WM EIS (paper or electronic) may be 
obtained by contacting:

Ms. Mary Beth Burandt, NEPA Document Manager, Office of River 
Protection, U.S. Department of Energy, P.O. Box 1178, Richland, 
Washington 99352, Email: TC&WMEIS@saic.com.

    The Final TC & WM EIS is also available on the DOE NEPA Web site at 
http://energy.gov/nepa, as well as in the public reading rooms listed 
in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information on the Final 
TC & WM EIS, contact Ms. Burandt at the address listed in ADDRESSES or 
by telephone at 1-888-829-6347. For general information regarding the 
DOE NEPA process, contact:

Ms. Carol M. Borgstrom, Director, Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance, 
GC-54, U. S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585, Telephone: 202-586-4600, or leave a message at 1-
800-472-2756, Email: askNEPA@hq.doe.gov.


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    Additional information on the Final TC & WM EIS is also available 
through the Hanford Web site at http://www.hanford.gov/.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The Hanford Site, located in southeastern Washington State along 
the Columbia River, is approximately 586 square miles in size. 
Hanford's mission from the early 1940s to approximately 1989 included 
defense-related nuclear research, development, and weapons production 
activities. These activities created a wide variety of chemical and 
radioactive wastes. Hanford's mission now is focused on the cleanup of 
those wastes and ultimate closure of the Site. An important part of the 
mission includes the retrieval and treatment of waste from 177 
underground radioactive waste storage tanks, including 149 single shell 
tanks (SSTs), and closure of the SSTs. Hanford's mission also includes 
radioactive waste management on the Site and decommissioning of the 
Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF), a nuclear test reactor that has been 
designated for closure.
    To support its decision making for these actions, DOE prepared the 
TC & WM EIS pursuant to NEPA and in accordance with Council on 
Environmental Quality and DOE NEPA implementing regulations (40 CFR 
Parts 1500-1508; 10 CFR Part 1021). EPA and the Washington State 
Department of Ecology are cooperating agencies on this EIS. DOE held a 
public comment period on the draft EIS that extended from October 30, 
2009, through May 3, 2010, with public hearings in Washington, Oregon, 
and Idaho. DOE considered all public comments received in preparing the 
Final TC & WM EIS, which includes DOE's responses to those comments.

Scope of the TC & WM EIS

    The Final TC & WM EIS addresses proposed actions in three major 
areas: Retrieving and treating radioactive waste from 177 underground 
storage tanks at Hanford, including 149 SSTs and closure of the SSTs; 
decommissioning the FFTF and its auxiliary facilities; and continued 
and expanded solid waste management operations, including disposal of 
low-level radioactive waste and mixed low-level radioactive waste. The 
final EIS also includes a No Action Alternative to the proposed actions 
for each of the three major areas, as required by NEPA.
    DOE's preferred alternatives are described in the Summary, Section 
S.7, and in Chapter 2, Section 2.12, of Volume 1 of the Final TC & WM 
EIS. Copies of the Final TC & WM EIS are available in the following 
public reading rooms or via the means identified in ADDRESSES.

Public Reading Rooms

Gonzaga University, Foley Center Library, 101-L East 502 Boone, 
Spokane, Washington 99258, (509) 313-5931.
Portland State University, Government Information, Branford Price 
Millar Library, 1875 SW Park Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97201, (503) 725-
5874.
University of Washington, Suzzallo-Allen Library, Government 
Publications Division, Seattle, Washington 98195, (206) 543-4164.
U.S. Department of Energy, Public Reading Room, 1776 Science Center 
Drive, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402, (208) 526-5190.
U.S. Department of Energy, Freedom of Information Reading Room, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., 1G-033, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-5955.
U.S. Department of Energy, Public Reading Room, Consolidated 
Information Center, 2770 University Drive, Room 101L, Richland, 
Washington 99352, (509) 372-7443.
U.S. Department of Energy, WIPP Information Center, Skeen-Whitlock 
Building, 4021 National Parks Highway, Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220, 
(575) 234-7348.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on December 10, 2012.
Mark A. Gilbertson,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Site Restoration.
[FR Doc. 2012-30204 Filed 12-13-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6450-01-P