STP Nuclear Operating Company; South Texas Project, Units 1 and 2, Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact, 32924-32925 [E7-11501]

Download as PDF 32924 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 114 / Thursday, June 14, 2007 / Notices For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Daniel Collins, Branch Chief, Research and Test Reactors Branch A, Division of Policy and Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E7–11515 Filed 6–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–333] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Entergy Nuclear Fitzpatrick, LLC, and Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant; Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplement 31 to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, and Public Meeting for the License Renewal of James A. Fitzpatrick Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, Commission) has published a draft plant-specific supplement to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants (GEIS), NUREG–1437, regarding the renewal of operating license DPR–59 for an additional 20 years of operation for the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant (JAFNPP). JAFNPP is located on Lake Ontario in Oswego County, approximately seven miles northeast of the City of Oswego, New York. Possible alternatives to the proposed action (license renewal) include no action and reasonable alternative energy sources. The draft Supplement 31 to the GEIS is publicly available at the NRC Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852, or from the NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS). The ADAMS Public Electronic Reading Room is accessible at http://adamswebsearch.nrc.gov/ dologin.htm. The Accession Number for the draft Supplement 31 to the GEIS is ML071420019. 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 by telephone at 1–800–397–4209, or 301–415–4737, or by e-mail at pdr@nrc.gov. In addition, the libraries: Penfield Library SUNY, 7060 State Route 104, Oswego, NY 13126 and Oswego Public Library, 140– 142 East Second Street, Oswego, NY 13126 have agreed to make the draft supplement to the GEIS available for public inspection. Any interested party may submit comments on the draft supplement to VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:22 Jun 13, 2007 Jkt 211001 the GEIS for consideration by the NRC staff. To be considered, comments on the draft supplement to the GEIS and the proposed action must be received by September 5, 2007; the NRC staff is able to assure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. Comments received after the due date will be considered only if it is practical to do so. Written comments on the draft supplement to the GEIS should be sent to: Chief, Rulemaking, Directives, and Editing 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 FitzPatrickEIS@nrc.gov. All comments received by the Commission, including those made by Federal, State, local agencies, Native American Tribes, or other interested persons, will be made available electronically at the Commission’s PDR in Rockville, Maryland, and through ADAMS. The NRC staff will hold a public meeting to present an overview of the draft plant-specific supplement to the GEIS and to accept public comments on the document. The public meeting will be held on August 1, 2007, at the Scriba Town Municipal Building, 42 Creamery Road, Oswego, New York 13126. There will be two sessions to accommodate interested parties. The first session will convene at 1:30 p.m. and will continue until 4:30 p.m., as necessary. The second session will convene at 7 p.m. with a repeat of the overview portions of the meeting and will continue until 10 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 prior to the start of each session at the same location. 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 meeting or in writing. Persons may pre-register to attend or present oral comments at the meeting by contacting Ms. Jessie M. Muir, the NRC Environmental Project Manager at 1–800–368–5642, extension 0491, or by e-mail at PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FitzPatrickEIS@nrc.gov no later than July 18, 2007. Members of the public may also register to provide oral comments before the start of each session. Individual, oral comments may be limited by the time available, depending on the number of persons who register. If special equipment or accommodations are needed to attend or present information at the public meeting, the need should be brought to Ms. Muir’s attention no later than July 18, 2007, to provide the NRC staff adequate notice to determine whether the request can be accommodated. For Further Information, Contact: Ms. Jessie M. Muir, Environmental Branch B, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Mail Stop O–11F1, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. Ms. Muir may be contacted at the aforementioned telephone number or e-mail address. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 8th day of June, 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Rani L. Franovich, Branch Chief, Environmental Branch B, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E7–11508 Filed 6–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–498 and 50–499] STP Nuclear Operating Company; South Texas Project, Units 1 and 2, Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of amendments to Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 50, Section 50.92, for Facility Operating Licenses numbered NPF–76 and NPF–80, issued to STP Nuclear Operating Company (the licensee), for operation of the South Texas Project, Units 1 and 2, located in Matagorda County. Therefore, as required by 10 CFR 51.21, the NRC is issuing this environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact. Environmental Assessment Identification of the Proposed Action The proposed action would change the name of one licensee Texas Genco LP (Texas Genco), to NRG South Texas LP. The proposed action is in accordance with the licensee’s application dated April 4, 2006. E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 114 / Thursday, June 14, 2007 / Notices The Need for the Proposed Action The proposed action results from the purchase of Texas Genco’s parent company by NRG Energy, Inc. as approved by the NRC in January 2006. Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action The NRC has completed its safety evaluation of the proposed action and concludes that: (1) There is a reasonable assurance that the health and safety of the public will not be endangered by operation in the proposed manner, (2) such activities will be conducted in compliance with the Commission’s regulations, and (3) the issuance of the amendments will not be inimical to the common defense and security or to the health and safety of the public. The details of the staff’s safety evaluation will be provided in the license amendments that will be issued as part of the letter to the licensee approving the license amendments. The proposed action will not significantly increase the probability or consequences of accidents. No changes are being made in the types of effluents that may be released off site. There is no significant increase in the amount of any effluent released off site. 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 effluents and has no other environmental impact. Therefore, there are no significant non-radiological environmental impacts associated with the proposed action. Accordingly, the NRC concludes that there are no significant environmental impacts associated with the proposed action. Environmental Impacts of the Alternatives to the Proposed Action Agencies and Persons Consulted In accordance with its stated policy, on June 8, 2007, the staff consulted with the Texas State Department of Health, regarding the environmental impact of the proposed action. The State official had no comments. Finding of No Significant Impact On the basis of the environmental assessment, the NRC concludes that the proposed action will not have a significant effect on the quality of the human environment. Accordingly, the NRC has determined not to prepare an environmental impact statement for the proposed action. For further details with respect to the proposed action, see the licensee’s letter dated April 4, 2006. 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 O1 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available records will be accessible electronically from the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at the NRC Web site, http:// www.nrc.gov/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 PDR Reference staff by telephone at 1–800– 397–4209 or 301–415–4737, or send an e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 8th day of June, 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Mohan C. Thadani, Senior Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch IV, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E7–11501 Filed 6–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P As an alternative to the proposed action, the staff considered denial of the proposed action (i.e., the ‘‘no-action’’ alternative). Denial of the application would result in no change in current environmental impacts. The environmental impacts of the proposed action and the alternative action are similar. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Texas Project, Units 1 and 2, NUREG– 1171, dated August 1986. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Notice of Location Change for Public Meeting for Fuel Cycle Facilities Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Public meeting notice. AGENCY: Alternative Use of Resources FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The action does not involve the use of any different resources than those previously considered in the Final Environmental Statement for the South James Smith, Project Manager, Technical Support Section, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:22 Jun 13, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32925 Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (301) 415–6459; fax number: (301) 415–5370; e-mail: jas4@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is hosting a workshop to discuss issues of interest pertaining to the regulation of NRC-regulated fuel cycle facilities. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss various issues of the regulatory program related to the update of 10 CFR part 70. The specific issues to be discussed are 10 CFR part 70, Appendix A reportability of incidents, digital control systems, enforcement policy revisions, uranium solubility issues. The workshop was originally noticed to be held at the NRC’s Executive Boulevard Building; however, due to availability issues, the workshop will now be held in Rockville at The Universities of Shady Grove (USG) Conference Center. The meeting is open to the public. We are expecting that NRC staff, licensees and certificate holders, and other interested parties and stakeholders will be making presentations on these issues of interest, with opportunity for followup discussion on each subject. II. Dates and Location Date: June 14, 2007. 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. The Universities of Shady Grove (USG), Conference Center Multipurpose Room, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, for directions http:// www.shadygrove.umd.edu/about/ directions/. III. Contact James Smith, Project Manager, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Special Projects Branch, Mail Stop: T8F42, 301–415– 6459, Fax: 301–415–5370, e-mail: jas4@nrc.gov. IV. Further Information The document related to this action is 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 Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS), which provides text and image files of NRC’s public documents. The ADAMS ascension number for the document related to this notice is provided in the following table. If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing the document located in ADAMS, contact the NRC E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 114 (Thursday, June 14, 2007)]
[Notices]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 50-498 and 50-499]


STP Nuclear Operating Company; South Texas Project, Units 1 and 
2, Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering 
issuance of amendments to Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
(10 CFR) Part 50, Section 50.92, for Facility Operating Licenses 
numbered NPF-76 and NPF-80, issued to STP Nuclear Operating Company 
(the licensee), for operation of the South Texas Project, Units 1 and 
2, located in Matagorda County. Therefore, as required by 10 CFR 51.21, 
the NRC is issuing this environmental assessment and finding of no 
significant impact.

Environmental Assessment

Identification of the Proposed Action

    The proposed action would change the name of one licensee Texas 
Genco LP (Texas Genco), to NRG South Texas LP.
    The proposed action is in accordance with the licensee's 
application dated April 4, 2006.

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The Need for the Proposed Action

    The proposed action results from the purchase of Texas Genco's 
parent company by NRG Energy, Inc. as approved by the NRC in January 
2006.

Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action

    The NRC has completed its safety evaluation of the proposed action 
and concludes that: (1) There is a reasonable assurance that the health 
and safety of the public will not be endangered by operation in the 
proposed manner, (2) such activities will be conducted in compliance 
with the Commission's regulations, and (3) the issuance of the 
amendments will not be inimical to the common defense and security or 
to the health and safety of the public.
    The details of the staff's safety evaluation will be provided in 
the license amendments that will be issued as part of the letter to the 
licensee approving the license amendments.
    The proposed action will not significantly increase the probability 
or consequences of accidents. No changes are being made in the types of 
effluents that may be released off site. There is no significant 
increase in the amount of any effluent released off site. 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 non-radiological impacts, the proposed 
action does not have a potential to affect any historic sites. It does 
not affect non-radiological plant effluents and has no other 
environmental impact. Therefore, there are no significant non-
radiological environmental impacts associated with the proposed action.
    Accordingly, the NRC concludes that there are no significant 
environmental impacts associated with the proposed action.

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). 
Denial of the application would result in no change in current 
environmental impacts. The environmental impacts of the proposed action 
and the alternative action are similar.

Alternative Use of Resources

    The action does not involve the use of any different resources than 
those previously considered in the Final Environmental Statement for 
the South Texas Project, Units 1 and 2, NUREG-1171, dated August 1986.

Agencies and Persons Consulted

    In accordance with its stated policy, on June 8, 2007, the staff 
consulted with the Texas State Department of Health, regarding the 
environmental impact of the proposed action. The State official had no 
comments.

Finding of No Significant Impact

    On the basis of the environmental assessment, the NRC concludes 
that the proposed action will not have a significant effect on the 
quality of the human environment. Accordingly, the NRC has determined 
not to prepare an environmental impact statement for the proposed 
action.
    For further details with respect to the proposed action, see the 
licensee's letter dated April 4, 2006. 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 O1 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike 
(first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available records will be 
accessible electronically from the Agencywide Documents Access and 
Management System (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the 
Internet at the NRC Web site, http://www.nrc.gov/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 PDR 
Reference staff by telephone at 1-800-397-4209 or 301-415-4737, or send 
an e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 8th day of June, 2007.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Mohan C. Thadani,
Senior Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch IV, Division of 
Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
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