Nuclear Management Company, Llc (Nmc), Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2; Notice of Availability of the Final Supplement 23 to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement Regarding License Renewal for Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2, 48784-48785 [E5-4530]

Download as PDF 48784 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 160 / Friday, August 19, 2005 / Notices Dated: August 11, 2005. Mark S. Quigley, Director of Communications and Acting Executive Director. [FR Doc. 05–16471 Filed 8–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–MA–P NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES Meetings of Humanities Panel The National Endowment for the Humanities. ACTION: Notice of meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, as amended), notice is hereby given that the following meetings of the Humanities Panel will be held at the Old Post Office, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20506. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael McDonald, Acting Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC 20506; telephone (202) 606–8322. Hearingimpaired individuals are advised that information on this matter may be obtained by contacting the Endowment’s TDD terminal on (202) 606–8282. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed meetings are for the purpose of panel review, discussion, evaluation and recommendation on applications for financial assistance under the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, as amended, including discussion of information given in confidence to the agency by the grant applicants. Because the proposed meetings will consider information that is likely to disclose trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or confidential and/or information of a personal nature the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, pursuant to authority granted me by the Chairman’s Delegation of Authority to Close Advisory Committee meetings, dated July 19, 1993, I have determined that these meetings will be closed to the public pursuant to subsections (c) (4), and (6) of section 552b of Title 5, United States Code. 1. Date: September 7, 2005. Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 415. Program: This meeting will review applications for Education and Training Grants, submitted to the Division of VerDate jul<14>2003 16:47 Aug 18, 2005 Jkt 205001 Preservation and Access at the July 1, 2005 deadline. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION 2. Date: September 13, 2005. Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 415. Program: This meeting will review applications for Research and Development Projects Grants, submitted to the Division of Preservation and Access at the July 1, 2005 deadline. [Docket Nos. 50–266 and 50–301] 3. Date: September 20, 2005. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 315. Program: This meeting will review applications for EDSITEment in Peer Review, submitted to the Division of Education Programs at the July 30, 2005 deadline. Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Commission) has published a final plant-specific supplement to the ‘‘Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants’’ (GEIS), NUREG–1437, regarding the renewal of operating licenses DPR–24 and DPR–27 for an additional 20 years of operation at Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2 (PBNP). PBNP is operated by Nuclear Management Company, LLC (NMC) and is owned by Wisconsin Electric Power Company (WEPCO). PBNP is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, approximately 30 miles southeast of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Possible alternatives to the proposed action (license renewal) include no action and reasonable alternative energy sources. As discussed in Section 9.3 of the final Supplement 23, based on (1) The analysis and findings in the GEIS, (2) the NMC Environmental Report; (3) consultation with Federal, State, and local agencies; (4) the staff’s own independent review; and (5) the staff’s consideration of public comments, the recommendation of the staff is that the Commission determine that the adverse environmental impacts of license renewal for PBNP are not so great that preserving the option of license renewal for energy-planning decision makers would be unreasonable. The final Supplement 23 to the GEIS is publicly available at the NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS). ADAMS is accessible at http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/adams.html; a link is provided to access documents through the Internet-based component of ADAMS. The accession number for the final Supplement 23 to the GEIS is ML052230490. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS, or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, should contact the NRC’s PDR Reference staff at 1–800– 397–4209, or 301–415–4737, or by email at pdr@nrc.gov. In addition, the Lester Public Library, located at 1001 Adams Street, Two Rivers, Wisconsin, has agreed to make the final 4. Date: September 26, 2005. Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 315. Program: This meeting will review applications for Landmarks of American History and Culture, submitted to the Division of Education Programs at the August 10, 2005 deadline. 5. Date: September 27, 2005. Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 315. Program: This meeting will review applications for Landmarks of American History and Culture, submitted to the Division of Education Programs at the August 10, 2005 deadline. 6. Date: September 28, 2005. Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 315. Program: This meeting will review applications for Landmarks of American History and Culture, submitted to the Division of Education Programs at the August 10, 2005 deadline. 7. Date: September 30, 2005. Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Room: 415. Program: This meeting will review applications for Preservation and Access—History I, submitted to the Division of Preservation and Access at the July 15, 2005 deadline. Michael McDonald, Acting Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 05–16497 Filed 8–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7536–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Nuclear Management Company, Llc (Nmc), Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2; Notice of Availability of the Final Supplement 23 to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement Regarding License Renewal for Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2 E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 160 / Friday, August 19, 2005 / Notices Supplement 23 to the GEIS available for public inspection. For further information, contact: Ms. Stacey Imboden, License Renewal and Environmental Impacts Program, Division of Regulatory Improvement Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, 20555. Ms. Imboden may be contacted at 1– 800–368–5642, extension 2462 or via email at SXF@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 12th day of August, 2005. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Andrew Kugler, Acting Program Director, License Renewal and Environmental Impacts Program, Division of Regulatory Improvement Programs, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E5–4530 Filed 8–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 40–8027] Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for License Amendment for Sequoyah Fuels Corporation, Gore, OK Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Myron Fliegel, Project Manager, Fuel Cycle Facilities Branch, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555. Telephone: (301) 415–6629; fax number: (301) 415– 5955; e-mail: mhf1@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a license amendment to Materials License No. SUB–1010 issued to Sequoyah Fuels Corporation (the licensee), to authorize the licensee to implement a ground water monitoring plan (GWMP) at its Gore, Oklahoma facility. The NRC has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) in support of this amendment in accordance with the requirements of 10 CFR part 51. Based on the EA, the NRC has concluded that a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is appropriate. The amendment will be issued following the publication of this Notice. II. EA Summary The proposed action is implementation of the GWMP. The GWMP identifies well, seep, and surface water locations where samples would be collected, the schedule for sample collection, and the constituents that would be analyzed for. The licensee has been monitoring ground water at the site since the 1970’s under requirements in its NRC license and as a result of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requirements under the Resource Conservation Recovery Act. The GWMP would rely in large part on existing monitoring points. However, 157 existing wells would be abandoned and plugged and 10 new wells would be installed. Abandoned wells would be plugged in accordance with Oklahoma requirements to ensure that they would not provide pathways between aquifers. New wells would be drilled and completed using standard equipment and techniques for shallow wells (the deepest well to be drilled would be approximately 78 feet below ground surface). The licensee estimates that well drilling and plugging activities would be completed in about 4 months. Drilling additional groundwater monitoring wells would consist of using a drill rig to bore holes into the subsurface and then constructing monitoring wells using PVC piping, with sand and grout placed in-between the PVC pipe and the soil. The licensee has not contracted with a drilling company, pending NRC approval of the GWMP, but expects that the bidder chosen would likely use one or two drill rigs to accomplish this work. Drill cuttings and the small potential for a minor amount of dust may occur while drilling with minor surface disruption. In addition, a number of monitoring wells would be abandoned in accordance with the State of Oklahoma well abandonment criteria. A drill rig may also be used to accomplish this and a small amount of dust may occur. Cement grout would be placed into the borehole to seal the hole in order to prevent surface runoff from migrating down the drill hole. On June 12, 2003, the licensee requested that the NRC approve the proposed amendment. As a result of NRC staff review, the GWMP was revised several times, and the final version was submitted on February 25, 2005. The licensee’s request for the proposed amendment was previously noticed in the Federal Register on August 25, 2003, (68 FR 51033) with a notice of an opportunity to request a hearing. The staff has prepared the EA in support of the proposed license amendment. The only potential environmental impacts of implementing the GWMP, would be those associated with the necessary physical activities of plugging abandoned wells and drilling and completing several new wells. The drill rigs to be used would generate a moderate amount of noise (most operators wear ear protection) but as the nearest resident is about a half a mile away with a buffer zone of trees, noise impacts are not expected. The drilling and plugging operations may also generate a small amount of dust but the impact offsite would be minor to nonexistent. These impacts would only exist for the short period of time necessary to complete these actions and are very minor. III. Finding of No Significant Impact On the basis of the EA, the NRC has concluded that there are no significant environmental impacts from the proposed amendment and has determined not to prepare an environmental impact statement. IV. Further Information Documents related to this action, including the application for amendment and supporting documentation, are available electronically at the NRC’s Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/adams.html. From this site, you can access the NRC’s Agencywide Document Access and Management System (ADAMS), which provides text and image files of NRC’s public documents. The ADAMS accession numbers for the documents related to this notice are: ADAMS accession No. Document SFC’s Amendment Requests .................................................................................................................................. SFC’s Amendment Requests .................................................................................................................................. NRC’s Environmental Assessment .......................................................................................................................... VerDate jul<14>2003 16:47 Aug 18, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48785 E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 ML031710847 ML050680226 ML052200616 Date 06/12/2003 02/25/2005 08/09/2005

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[Docket Nos. 50-266 and 50-301]


Nuclear Management Company, Llc (Nmc), Point Beach Nuclear Plant, 
Units 1 and 2; Notice of Availability of the Final Supplement 23 to the 
Generic Environmental Impact Statement Regarding License Renewal for 
Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2

    Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(Commission) has published a final plant-specific supplement to the 
``Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear 
Plants'' (GEIS), NUREG-1437, regarding the renewal of operating 
licenses DPR-24 and DPR-27 for an additional 20 years of operation at 
Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2 (PBNP). PBNP is operated by 
Nuclear Management Company, LLC (NMC) and is owned by Wisconsin 
Electric Power Company (WEPCO). PBNP is located on the western shore of 
Lake Michigan in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, approximately 30 miles 
southeast of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Possible alternatives to the 
proposed action (license renewal) include no action and reasonable 
alternative energy sources. As discussed in Section 9.3 of the final 
Supplement 23, based on (1) The analysis and findings in the GEIS, (2) 
the NMC Environmental Report; (3) consultation with Federal, State, and 
local agencies; (4) the staff's own independent review; and (5) the 
staff's consideration of public comments, the recommendation of the 
staff is that the Commission determine that the adverse environmental 
impacts of license renewal for PBNP are not so great that preserving 
the option of license renewal for energy-planning decision makers would 
be unreasonable.
    The final Supplement 23 to the GEIS is publicly available at the 
NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS). ADAMS 
is accessible at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html; a link is 
provided to access documents through the Internet-based component of 
ADAMS. The accession number for the final Supplement 23 to the GEIS is 
ML052230490. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS, or who encounter 
problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, should contact 
the NRC's PDR Reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, or 301-415-4737, or by 
e-mail at pdr@nrc.gov. In addition, the Lester Public Library, located 
at 1001 Adams Street, Two Rivers, Wisconsin, has agreed to make the 
final

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Supplement 23 to the GEIS available for public inspection.
    For further information, contact: Ms. Stacey Imboden, License 
Renewal and Environmental Impacts Program, Division of Regulatory 
Improvement Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC, 20555. Ms. Imboden may be contacted at 1-800-368-5642, extension 
2462 or via e-mail at SXF@nrc.gov.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 12th day of August, 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Andrew Kugler,
Acting Program Director, License Renewal and Environmental Impacts 
Program, Division of Regulatory Improvement Programs, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. E5-4530 Filed 8-18-05; 8:45 am]
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