Louisiana Energy Service's Proposed National Enrichment Facility; Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement, 38218-38219 [E5-3433]

Download as PDF 38218 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 126 / Friday, July 1, 2005 / Notices the Federal Register on May 13, 2005 (70 FR 25621). The April 29, 2005, application proposed amendments to PBNP, Units 1 and 2, Facility Operating License Nos. DPR–24 and DPR–27, respectively. However, by letter dated May 13, 2005, the licensee withdrew the proposed amendment for PBNP, Unit 1, Facility Operating License No. DPR–24. For further details with respect to this action, see the application for amendment dated April 29, 2005, and the licensee’s letter dated May 13, 2005, which withdrew the application for license amendment. Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, Public File Area 01 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. 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[FR Doc. 05–12989 Filed 6–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–301] Nuclear Management Company, LLC, Notice of Issuance of Amendment to Facility Operating License The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Commission) has issued Amendment No. 225 to Facility Operating License No. DPR–27 issued to Nuclear Management Company, LLC (the licensee), which modified the Point Beach Nuclear Plant (PBNP), Unit 2, Final Safety Analysis Report to include a reactor vessel head drop accident for operation of the PBNP, Unit 2, located in Two Rivers, WI. The amendment is effective as of the date of issuance. The amendment authorized changes to the design basis and Final Safety VerDate jul<14>2003 18:11 Jun 30, 2005 Jkt 205001 Analysis Report (FSAR) related to a postulated reactor vessel head drop accident in accordance with 10 CFR 50.71(e). The application for the amendment complies with the standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the Commission’s rules and regulations. The Commission has made appropriate findings as required by the Act and the Commission’s rules and regulations in 10 CFR Chapter I, which are set forth in the license amendment. Notice of Consideration of Issuance of Amendment to Facility Operating License and Opportunity for a Hearing in connection with this action was published in the Federal Register on May 13, 2005 (70 FR 25621). For further details with respect to this action see (1) the application for amendment dated April 29, 2005, as supplemented by letters dated May 13, May 19, June 1, June 4, June 9, June 20, and June 23, 2005, (2) Amendment No. 225 to License No. DPR–301, and (3) the Commission’s related Safety Evaluation dated June 24, 2005. The Commission made a final no significant hazards consideration determination in its Safety Evaluation dated June 24, 2005. Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC’s Public Document Room, located at One White Flint North, Public File Area O1 F21,11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available records will be accessible electronically from the Agencywide Documents Access and Management Systems (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the internet at the NRC Web site, http://www.nrc.gov/NRC/ADAMS/ index.html. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS should contact the NRC Public Document Room Reference staff by telephone at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737 or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 24th day of June 2005. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Harold K. 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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on the proposed construction, operation, and decommissioning of the National Enrichment Facility (NEF), a gaseous centrifuge uranium enrichment facility, near Eunice, New Mexico. The FEIS is being issued as part of the NRC’s decision-making process on whether to authorize Louisiana Energy Services (LES) to construct, operate, and decommission the proposed NEF. The proposed NEF would produce enriched uranium-235 (235U) up to 5 weight percent by the gas centrifuge process with a nominal production of 3 million separative work units per year. The enriched uranium would be used in commercial nuclear power plants. The FEIS discusses the purpose and need for the proposed NEF, and reasonable alternatives to the proposed action, including the no-action alternative. The FEIS also discusses the environment potentially affected by the proposed action, presents and compares potential environmental impacts resulting from the proposed action and its alternatives, and identifies the mitigation measures proposed by LES to eliminate or lessen the potential environmental impacts. Based on the evaluation in the FEIS, the NRC environmental review staff has concluded that the proposed action will generally have small to moderate effects on the public and the existing environment. This FEIS reflects the final analysis of environmental impacts of LES’s proposal and its alternatives, including the consideration of public comments received by the NRC. ADDRESSES: The NRC maintains an Agencywide Documents Access and E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 126 / Friday, July 1, 2005 / Notices Management System (ADAMS), which provides text and image files of NRC’s public documents. The FEIS and its appendices may be accessed through the NRC’s Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/adams.html, using the ADAMS accession numbers ML051730238 and ML051730292 for Volumes 1 and 2 of the FEIS, respectively. If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC Public Document Room (PDR) Reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737 or by email to pdr@nrc.gov. The FEIS is also available for inspection at the Commission’s Public Document Room, U.S. NRC’s Headquarters Building, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Upon written request and to the extent supplies are available, a single copy of the FEIS can be obtained for a fee by writing to the Office of the Chief Information Officer, Reproduction and Distribution Services Section, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; by electronic mail at DISTRIBUTION@nrc.gov; or by fax at (301) 415–2289. A selected group of documents associated with the NEF may also be obtained from the Internet on NRC’s NEF Web page: http://www.nrc.gov/ materials/fuel-cycle-fac/lesfacility.html (case sensitive). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NRC staff has prepared this FEIS in response to a December 2003 application submitted by LES for a license to construct, operate and decommission a gas centrifuge uranium enrichment facility in Lea County, New Mexico. The FEIS for the proposed NEF was prepared by the staff of the NRC and its contractors, Advanced Technologies and Laboratories, International, Inc. and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the NRC’s regulations for implementing NEPA (10 CFR Part 51). The NRC staff published a Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed NEF and to conduct a scoping process, in the Federal Register on February 4, 2004 (69 FR 5374). The NRC staff accepted scoping comments through March 18, 2004, and subsequently issued a Scoping Summary Report in April 2004 (ADAMS Accession Number: ML041050128). The NRC staff prepared and issued a Draft EIS in September 2004; notice of the availability of the VerDate jul<14>2003 18:11 Jun 30, 2005 Jkt 205001 Draft EIS appeared in the Federal Register on September 17, 2004 (69 FR 56104). Public comments on the Draft EIS were accepted by the NRC staff until January 7, 2005. The NRC staff’s responses to these comments and copies of the submitted comments are provided in appendices to the FEIS. The FEIS describes the proposed action and alternatives to the proposed action, including the no-action alternative, and describes the proposed mitigation measures. The NRC staff assesses the impacts of the proposed action and its alternatives on public and occupational health, air quality, water resources, waste management, geology and soils, noise, ecology resources, land use, transportation, historical and cultural resources, visual and scenic resources, socioeconomics, accidents and environmental justice. Additionally, the FEIS analyzes and compares the costs and benefits of the proposed action. After weighing the impacts, costs, and benefits of the proposed action and comparing alternatives, the NRC staff, in accordance with 10 CFR 51.91(d), sets forth its final NEPA recommendation regarding the proposed action. The NRC staff recommends that the proposed action be approved, unless safety issues mandate otherwise. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 23rd day of June 2005. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Scott C. Flanders, Deputy Director, Environmental and Performance Assessment Directorate, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. E5–3433 Filed 6–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. IC–26983] Notice of Applications for Deregistration Under Section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 June 24, 2005. 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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 70-3103]


Louisiana Energy Service's Proposed National Enrichment Facility; 
Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Park, Project Manager, 
Environmental and Performance Assessment Directorate, Division of Waste 
Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Nuclear Material 
Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC 20555. Telephone: (301) 415-5835; e-mail: jrp@nrc.gov.
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission (NRC) is issuing a Final Environmental Impact Statement 
(FEIS) on the proposed construction, operation, and decommissioning of 
the National Enrichment Facility (NEF), a gaseous centrifuge uranium 
enrichment facility, near Eunice, New Mexico. The FEIS is being issued 
as part of the NRC's decision-making process on whether to authorize 
Louisiana Energy Services (LES) to construct, operate, and decommission 
the proposed NEF.
    The proposed NEF would produce enriched uranium-235 
(235U) up to 5 weight percent by the gas centrifuge process 
with a nominal production of 3 million separative work units per year. 
The enriched uranium would be used in commercial nuclear power plants. 
The FEIS discusses the purpose and need for the proposed NEF, and 
reasonable alternatives to the proposed action, including the no-action 
alternative. The FEIS also discusses the environment potentially 
affected by the proposed action, presents and compares potential 
environmental impacts resulting from the proposed action and its 
alternatives, and identifies the mitigation measures proposed by LES to 
eliminate or lessen the potential environmental impacts.
    Based on the evaluation in the FEIS, the NRC environmental review 
staff has concluded that the proposed action will generally have small 
to moderate effects on the public and the existing environment. This 
FEIS reflects the final analysis of environmental impacts of LES's 
proposal and its alternatives, including the consideration of public 
comments received by the NRC.

ADDRESSES: The NRC maintains an Agencywide Documents Access and

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Management System (ADAMS), which provides text and image files of NRC's 
public documents. The FEIS and its appendices may be accessed through 
the NRC's Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at http://
www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html, using the ADAMS accession numbers 
ML051730238 and ML051730292 for Volumes 1 and 2 of the FEIS, 
respectively. If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are 
problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC 
Public Document Room (PDR) Reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-
4737 or by email to pdr@nrc.gov.
    The FEIS is also available for inspection at the Commission's 
Public Document Room, U.S. NRC's Headquarters Building, 11555 Rockville 
Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Upon written request and to 
the extent supplies are available, a single copy of the FEIS can be 
obtained for a fee by writing to the Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Reproduction and Distribution Services Section, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; by electronic mail at 
DISTRIBUTION@nrc.gov; or by fax at (301) 415-2289.
    A selected group of documents associated with the NEF may also be 
obtained from the Internet on NRC's NEF Web page: http://www.nrc.gov/
materials/fuel-cycle-fac/lesfacility.html (case sensitive).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NRC staff has prepared this FEIS in 
response to a December 2003 application submitted by LES for a license 
to construct, operate and decommission a gas centrifuge uranium 
enrichment facility in Lea County, New Mexico. The FEIS for the 
proposed NEF was prepared by the staff of the NRC and its contractors, 
Advanced Technologies and Laboratories, International, Inc. and Pacific 
Northwest National Laboratory, in compliance with the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the NRC's regulations for 
implementing NEPA (10 CFR Part 51).
    The NRC staff published a Notice of Intent to prepare an 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed NEF and to 
conduct a scoping process, in the Federal Register on February 4, 2004 
(69 FR 5374). The NRC staff accepted scoping comments through March 18, 
2004, and subsequently issued a Scoping Summary Report in April 2004 
(ADAMS Accession Number: ML041050128). The NRC staff prepared and 
issued a Draft EIS in September 2004; notice of the availability of the 
Draft EIS appeared in the Federal Register on September 17, 2004 (69 FR 
56104). Public comments on the Draft EIS were accepted by the NRC staff 
until January 7, 2005. The NRC staff's responses to these comments and 
copies of the submitted comments are provided in appendices to the 
FEIS.
    The FEIS describes the proposed action and alternatives to the 
proposed action, including the no-action alternative, and describes the 
proposed mitigation measures. The NRC staff assesses the impacts of the 
proposed action and its alternatives on public and occupational health, 
air quality, water resources, waste management, geology and soils, 
noise, ecology resources, land use, transportation, historical and 
cultural resources, visual and scenic resources, socioeconomics, 
accidents and environmental justice. Additionally, the FEIS analyzes 
and compares the costs and benefits of the proposed action.
    After weighing the impacts, costs, and benefits of the proposed 
action and comparing alternatives, the NRC staff, in accordance with 10 
CFR 51.91(d), sets forth its final NEPA recommendation regarding the 
proposed action. The NRC staff recommends that the proposed action be 
approved, unless safety issues mandate otherwise.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 23rd day of June 2005.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Scott C. Flanders,
Deputy Director, Environmental and Performance Assessment Directorate, 
Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Office of 
Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
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