Carolina Power and Light Company, Brunswick Steam Electric Plant Units, 1 and 2; Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplement 25 to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Public Meeting for the License Renewal of Brunswick Steam Electric Plant, Units 1 and 2, 53257-53258 [E5-4853]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 172 / Wednesday, September 7, 2005 / Notices regulations. As required by the Act and the Commission’s regulations in 10 CFR Chapter 1, the Commission has made appropriate findings, which are set forth in each license. Prior public notice of the action involving the proposed issuance of the renewed license and of an opportunity for a hearing regarding the proposed issuance of the renewed license was published in the Federal Register on December 10, 2003 (68 FR 68956). For further details with respect to this action, see (1) Indiana Michigan Power Company’s license renewal application for Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2 dated October 31, 2003, as supplemented by letters dated through March 24, 2005; (2) the Commission’s safety evaluation report, dated July 2005 (NUREG–1831); and (3) the Commission’s final environmental impact statements (NUREG–1437, Supplement 20, for the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2, dated May 2005). These documents are available at the NRC’s Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 and can be viewed from the NRC Public Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/adams.html. Copies of Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR–58 and DPR–74 may be obtained by writing to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, Attention: Director, Division of Regulatory Improvement Programs. Copies of the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2, Safety Evaluation Report (NUREG–1831) and the Final Environmental Impact Statements (NUREG–1437, Supplement 20) may be purchased from the National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, Springfield, VA 22161 (http://www.ntis.gov), 703–605–6000, or Attention: Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, P.O. Box 371954 Pittsburgh, PA 15250–7954 (http:// www.gpoaccess.gov), 202–512–1800. All orders should clearly identify the NRC publication number and the requestor’s Government Printing Office deposit account number or VISA or MasterCard number and expiration date. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 30th day of August 2005. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Pao-Tsin Kuo, Program Director, License Renewal and Environmental Impacts Program, Division of Regulatory Improvement Programs, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E5–4851 Filed 9–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:05 Sep 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–325 and 50–324] Carolina Power and Light Company, Brunswick Steam Electric Plant Units, 1 and 2; Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplement 25 to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Public Meeting for the License Renewal of Brunswick Steam Electric Plant, Units 1 and 2 Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) has published a draft plant-specific supplement to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS), NUREG–1437, regarding the renewal of operating licenses DPR–71 and DPR–62 for an additional 20 years of operation at Brunswick Steam Electric Plant, Units 1 and 2 (BSEP), respectively. BSEP is located in Brunswick County in southeastern North Carolina, near the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Possible alternatives to the proposed action (license renewal) include no action and reasonable alternative energy sources. The draft Supplement to the GEIS is publicly available in the NRC Public Document Room (PDR) located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland 20852 or from the Publicly Available Records (PARS) component of NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS). ADAMS is accessible from the Public Electronic Reading Room on the NRC’s Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html. The Accession number for draft Supplement 25 to the GEIS is ML052380154. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS, or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, should contact the PDR reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. In addition, the William Madison Randall Library, located at 601 S. College Rd., Wilmington, North Carolina 28403 has agreed to make the draft plant-specific supplement to the GEIS available for public inspection. Interested parties may submit comments on the draft supplement to the GEIS for consideration by the NRC staff. To be certain of consideration, comments on the draft supplement to the GEIS and the proposed action must be received by December 2, 2005. Comments received after the due date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC staff is able to assure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. Written comments on the draft supplement to PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53257 the GEIS should be sent to: Chief, Rules and Directives Branch, Division of Administrative Services, Office of Administration, Mailstop T–6D59, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Comments may be hand-delivered to the NRC at 11545 Rockville Pike, Room T–6D59, Rockville, Maryland, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. on Federal workdays. Electronic comments may be submitted to the NRC by e-mail at BrunswickEIS@nrc.gov. All comments received by the Commission, including those made by Federal, State, and local agencies, Native American Tribes, or other interested persons, will be made available electronically at the Commission’s PDR in Rockville, Maryland, and in ADAMS. The NRC staff will hold two public meetings to present an overview of the draft plant-specific supplement to the GEIS and to accept public comments on the document. The public meetings will be held on October 18, 2005, at the Southport City Hall, 201 E. Moore Street, Southport, North Carolina 28461. The first meeting will convene at 1:30 p.m. and will continue until 4:30 p.m., as necessary. The second meeting will convene at 7 p.m. and will continue until 10:00 p.m., as necessary. Both meetings will be transcribed and will include: (1) A presentation of the contents of the draft plant-specific supplement to the GEIS, and (2) the opportunity for interested government agencies, organizations, and individuals to provide comments on the draft report. Additionally, the NRC staff will host informal discussions one hour before the start of each meeting at the Southport City Hall. No comments on the draft supplement to the GEIS will be accepted during the informal discussions. To be considered, comments must be provided either at the transcribed public meetings or in writing, as discussed below. Persons may register to attend or present oral comments at the meetings by contacting Mr. Richard L. Emch, Jr., by telephone at 1–800–368–5642, extension 1590, or by e-mail at BrunswickEIS@nrc.gov no later than October 11, 2005. Members of the public may also register to speak at the meeting within 15 minutes of the start of each session. Individual oral comments may be limited by the time available, depending on the number of persons who register. Members of the public who have not registered may also have an opportunity to speak, if time permits. The meeting is on the second floor of the building and there is no elevator. Therefore, the meeting room is not handicap accessible. If special equipment or accommodations are E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1 53258 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 172 / Wednesday, September 7, 2005 / Notices needed to attend or present information at the public meeting, Mr. Emch will need to be contacted no later than October 11, 2005, so that the NRC staff can determine whether the request can be accommodated. Mr. Richard L. Emch, Jr., License Renewal and Environmental Impacts Program, Division of Regulatory Improvement Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. Mr. Emch may be contacted at the aforementioned telephone number or email address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 30th day of August, 2005. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Pao-Tsin Kuo, Program Director, License Renewal and Environmental Impacts Program, Division of Regulatory Improvement Programs, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E5–4853 Filed 9–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P [Docket No. 50–213] Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Company, Haddam Neck Plant; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact Nuclear Regulatory Commission. AGENCY: Notice of availability. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theodore B. Smith, Decommissioning Directorate, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Telephone: (301) 415– 6721; fax number: (301) 415–5398; email: tbs1@nrc.gov. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering granting a partial exemption from the Recordkeeping requirements of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 50, Appendix A Criterion 1, 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix B Section XVII, and 10 CFR 50.59(d)(3), for the Haddam Neck Nuclear Plant (HNP), East Hampton, CT, as requested by Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Company (CY) on February 16, 2005. An environmental assessment was performed by the NRC staff in support of its review of the exemption request. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:05 Sep 06, 2005 CY is the licensee and holder of Facility Operating License No. DPR–61 for the HNP, a permanently shutdown decommissioning nuclear power plant. Although permanently shutdown, this facility is still subject to all rules, and orders of the NRC. On December 5, 1996, CY notified NRC that operations had permanently ceased and that all fuel had been permanently removed from the reactor. On July 7, 2000, CY submitted its License Termination Plan, which the NRC approved on November 25, 2002. CY began actively decommissioning HNP in April 1999, through a contract with Bechtel Power Corporation. On March 26, 2005, CY completed transfer of all spent nuclear fuel to its Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation. II. Environmental Assessment Summary Identification of Proposed Action NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION ACTION: I. Introduction Jkt 205001 CY, in accordance with 10 CFR 50.12, ‘‘Specific Exemptions,’’ has requested the following exemptions, to the extent necessary, from the record retention requirements of: (1) 10 CFR part 50, Appendix A Criterion 1 which requires certain records be retained ‘‘through the life of the unit’’; (2) 10 CFR part 50, Appendix B Criterion XVII which requires certain records be retained consistent with regulatory requirements for a duration established by the licensee; and (3) 10 CFR 50.59(d)(3) which requires certain records be maintained until ‘‘Termination of a license issued pursuant to’’ Part 50. Instead, CY proposes the following: 1) for Structures, Systems, and Components (SSCs) associated with safe power generation, eliminate records when the nuclear power unit and associated systems no longer exist, or 2) for SSCs associated with safe storage of fuel in the spent fuel pool, eliminate records when spent nuclear fuel has been completely transferred from the spent fuel pool and the spent fuel pool building is ready for demolition. Need for Proposed Action The requested exemption and application of the exemption will eliminate the requirement to maintain certain records, when they are no longer necessary due to the permanently shutdown status of the facility, and will thereby reduce the financial burden on ratepayers associated with the storage of a large volume of hardcopy records. PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Affected Environment and Environmental Impacts The proposed action is purely administrative in nature and will not significantly increase the probability or consequences of accidents. No changes are being made in the types of effluent that may be released offsite and there is no significant increase in occupational or public radiation exposure. Therefore, there are no significant radiological environmental impacts associated with the proposed action. With regard to potential nonradiological impacts, the proposed action does not have a potential to affect any historic sites. It does not affect nonradiological plant effluent and it has no other environmental impact. Therefore, there are no significant non-radiological environmental impacts associated with the proposed action. Accordingly, the NRC concludes that the proposed action will have no significant effect on the environment. Environmental Impacts of the Alternatives to the Proposed Action As an alternative to the proposed action, the staff considered denial of the proposed action (i.e., the ‘‘no-action’’ alternative). Under this alternative CY would continue to store the records in question until license termination which would result in no change in current environmental impacts. The environmental impacts of the proposed action and the alternative action are similar. Agencies and Persons Contacted None. III. Finding of No Significant Impact Based on this review, the NRC staff has concluded that there are no significant impacts on the quality of the human environment. Accordingly, the staff had determined that preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not warranted, and a Finding of No Significant Impact is appropriate. IV. Further Information For further details with respect to the proposed action, see the licensee’s letter dated February 16, 2005 (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML050550025). Publically available records will be accessible electronically from the ADAMS Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at the NRC Web site, http://www.nrc.gov/NRC/ reading-rm/adams.html. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, should contact the NRC’s Public Document E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1

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Carolina Power and Light Company, Brunswick Steam Electric Plant 
Units, 1 and 2; Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplement 25 to 
the Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Public Meeting for the 
License Renewal of Brunswick Steam Electric Plant, Units 1 and 2

    Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(NRC or the Commission) has published a draft plant-specific supplement 
to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS), NUREG-1437, 
regarding the renewal of operating licenses DPR-71 and DPR-62 for an 
additional 20 years of operation at Brunswick Steam Electric Plant, 
Units 1 and 2 (BSEP), respectively. BSEP is located in Brunswick County 
in southeastern North Carolina, near the mouth of the Cape Fear River. 
Possible alternatives to the proposed action (license renewal) include 
no action and reasonable alternative energy sources.
    The draft Supplement to the GEIS is publicly available in the NRC 
Public Document Room (PDR) located at One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland 20852 or from the 
Publicly Available Records (PARS) component of NRC's Agencywide 
Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS). ADAMS is accessible 
from the Public Electronic Reading Room on the NRC's Web site at http:/
/www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. The Accession number for draft 
Supplement 25 to the GEIS is ML052380154. Persons who do not have 
access to ADAMS, or who encounter problems in accessing the documents 
located in ADAMS, should contact the PDR reference staff at 1-800-397-
4209, 301-415-4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. In addition, the 
William Madison Randall Library, located at 601 S. College Rd., 
Wilmington, North Carolina 28403 has agreed to make the draft plant-
specific supplement to the GEIS available for public inspection.
    Interested parties may submit comments on the draft supplement to 
the GEIS for consideration by the NRC staff. To be certain of 
consideration, comments on the draft supplement to the GEIS and the 
proposed action must be received by December 2, 2005. Comments received 
after the due date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but 
the NRC staff is able to assure consideration only for comments 
received on or before this date. Written comments on the draft 
supplement to the GEIS should be sent to: Chief, Rules and Directives 
Branch, Division of Administrative Services, Office of Administration, 
Mailstop T-6D59, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001.
    Comments may be hand-delivered to the NRC at 11545 Rockville Pike, 
Room T-6D59, Rockville, Maryland, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. on 
Federal workdays. Electronic comments may be submitted to the NRC by e-
mail at BrunswickEIS@nrc.gov. All comments received by the Commission, 
including those made by Federal, State, and local agencies, Native 
American Tribes, or other interested persons, will be made available 
electronically at the Commission's PDR in Rockville, Maryland, and in 
ADAMS.
    The NRC staff will hold two public meetings to present an overview 
of the draft plant-specific supplement to the GEIS and to accept public 
comments on the document. The public meetings will be held on October 
18, 2005, at the Southport City Hall, 201 E. Moore Street, Southport, 
North Carolina 28461. The first meeting will convene at 1:30 p.m. and 
will continue until 4:30 p.m., as necessary. The second meeting will 
convene at 7 p.m. and will continue until 10:00 p.m., as necessary. 
Both meetings will be transcribed and will include: (1) A presentation 
of the contents of the draft plant-specific supplement to the GEIS, and 
(2) the opportunity for interested government agencies, organizations, 
and individuals to provide comments on the draft report. Additionally, 
the NRC staff will host informal discussions one hour before the start 
of each meeting at the Southport City Hall. No comments on the draft 
supplement to the GEIS will be accepted during the informal 
discussions. To be considered, comments must be provided either at the 
transcribed public meetings or in writing, as discussed below. Persons 
may register to attend or present oral comments at the meetings by 
contacting Mr. Richard L. Emch, Jr., by telephone at 1-800-368-5642, 
extension 1590, or by e-mail at BrunswickEIS@nrc.gov no later than 
October 11, 2005. Members of the public may also register to speak at 
the meeting within 15 minutes of the start of each session. Individual 
oral comments may be limited by the time available, depending on the 
number of persons who register. Members of the public who have not 
registered may also have an opportunity to speak, if time permits. The 
meeting is on the second floor of the building and there is no 
elevator. Therefore, the meeting room is not handicap accessible. If 
special equipment or accommodations are

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needed to attend or present information at the public meeting, Mr. Emch 
will need to be contacted no later than October 11, 2005, so that the 
NRC staff can determine whether the request can be accommodated.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Richard L. Emch, Jr., License 
Renewal and Environmental Impacts Program, Division of Regulatory 
Improvement Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC 20555-0001. Mr. Emch may be contacted at the aforementioned 
telephone number or e-mail address.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 30th day of August, 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Pao-Tsin Kuo,
Program Director, License Renewal and Environmental Impacts Program, 
Division of Regulatory Improvement Programs, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation.
[FR Doc. E5-4853 Filed 9-6-05; 8:45 am]
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