Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station; Notice of Availability of the Final Supplement 29 to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, Regarding the License Renewal of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, 42440 [E7-15051]

Download as PDF 42440 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 148 / Thursday, August 2, 2007 / Notices For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Marc L. Dapas, Deputy Regional Administrator. [FR Doc. E7–15046 Filed 8–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–293] mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station; Notice of Availability of the Final Supplement 29 to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, Regarding the License Renewal of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, 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 license DPR–35 for an additional 20 years of operation for the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station (Pilgrim). Pilgrim is located on the western shore of Cape Cod in the Town of Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. It is 38 miles southeast of Boston, Massachusetts, and 44 miles east of Providence, Rhode Island. 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 29, the recommendation of the staff is that the Commission determine that the adverse environmental impacts of license renewal for Pilgrim are not so great that preserving the option of license renewal for energy-planning decision makers would be unreasonable. The recommendation is based on: (1) The analysis and findings in the GEIS; (2) the Environmental Report submitted by Entergy; (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 final Supplement 29 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 Numbers for the final Supplement 29 to the GEIS VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:42 Aug 01, 2007 Jkt 211001 are ML071990020 Volume 1 and ML071990027 Volume 2. 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 final supplement will be available at the following libraries for public inspection: the Plymouth Public Library, 132 South Street, the Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden Street, and the Kingston Public Library, 6 Green Street. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Ms. Alicia Williamson, 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. Williamson may be contacted by telephone at 1–800–368– 5642, extension 1878 or via e-mail at arw1@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 26th day of July, 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. E7–15051 Filed 8–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 030–07188] Notice of Environmental Assessment Related to the Issuance of a License Amendment to By-product Material License No. 21–05199–02, for Unrestricted Release of Former Facilities for the State of Michigan, Department of Environmental Quality, Lansing, MI Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Issuance of Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for License Amendment. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Snell, Senior Health Physicist, Decommissioning Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Region III, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 2443 Warrenville Road, Lisle, Illinois 60532; telephone: (630) 829–9871; fax number: (630) 515–1259; or by email at wgs@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the issuance of an amendment to NRC By-product PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Materials License No. 21–05199–02, which is held by the State of Michigan, Department of Environmental Quality (licensee). The amendment would authorize the decommissioning and unrestricted release of the licensee’s former facilities located at 3423 and 3500 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing, Michigan (the facilities). The NRC has prepared an Environmental Assessment in support of this action in accordance with the requirements of 10 CFR Part 51. Based on the Environmental Assessment, the NRC has determined that a Finding of No Significant Impact is appropriate. The amendment to the State of Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality license will be issued following the publication of this Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact. I. Environmental Assessment Identification of Proposed Action The proposed action would approve the State of Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality request to amend its license and release the facilities for unrestricted use in accordance with 10 CFR Part 20, Subpart E. The proposed action does not pertain to the licensee’s radiological laboratory at 815 Terminal Road, in Lansing, Michigan, where licensed activities will continue. The proposed action is in accordance with the licensee’s request to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to amend its license by letter dated February 28, 2007 (ADAMS Accession No. ML070590426). The State of Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality was first licensed to use by-product materials at its facilities at 3500 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (formerly 3500 N. Logan) on June 30, 1964, and at 3423 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. on February 21, 1997. The licensee is authorized to use by-product materials for activities involving instrument calibration and for analysis of environmental samples. The licensee was authorized to use sealed sources at the facilities containing cesium-137, cobalt-60, americium-241, nickel-63, and strontium-90. Isotopes that were authorized for use at the facilities in an unsealed form included any by-product material up to a maximum of 100 millicuries at any one time. At the 3500 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. address, the licensee used byproduct materials in two buildings. The licensee analyzed environmental and special samples in its Nuclear Counting Facility in Building 44, and stored radiological materials in its Radioactive E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 50-293]


Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station; 
Notice of Availability of the Final Supplement 29 to the Generic 
Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, 
Regarding the License Renewal of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station

    Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(NRC, 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 
license DPR-35 for an additional 20 years of operation for the Pilgrim 
Nuclear Power Station (Pilgrim). Pilgrim is located on the western 
shore of Cape Cod in the Town of Plymouth, Plymouth County, 
Massachusetts. It is 38 miles southeast of Boston, Massachusetts, and 
44 miles east of Providence, Rhode Island. 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 29, the 
recommendation of the staff is that the Commission determine that the 
adverse environmental impacts of license renewal for Pilgrim are not so 
great that preserving the option of license renewal for energy-planning 
decision makers would be unreasonable. The recommendation is based on: 
(1) The analysis and findings in the GEIS; (2) the Environmental Report 
submitted by Entergy; (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 final Supplement 29 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 Numbers for the final 
Supplement 29 to the GEIS are ML071990020 Volume 1 and ML071990027 
Volume 2. 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 final 
supplement will be available at the following libraries for public 
inspection: the Plymouth Public Library, 132 South Street, the Duxbury 
Free Library, 77 Alden Street, and the Kingston Public Library, 6 Green 
Street.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Ms. Alicia Williamson, 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. Williamson may be contacted by telephone 
at 1-800-368-5642, extension 1878 or via e-mail at arw1@nrc.gov.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 26th day of July, 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. E7-15051 Filed 8-1-07; 8:45 am]
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