Southern Nuclear Operating Company; Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for an Early Site Permit (ESP) at the Vogtle ESP Site and Associated Public Meeting, 52586 [E7-18143]

Download as PDF 52586 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 178 / Friday, September 14, 2007 / Notices Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, Public File Area O1F21, 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 10th day of September, 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Robert F. Kuntz, Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch III– 2. Division of Operating Reactor Licensing. Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E7–18141 Filed 9–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 52–011] rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Southern Nuclear Operating Company; Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for an Early Site Permit (ESP) at the Vogtle ESP Site and Associated Public Meeting Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, the Commission) has published NUREG–1872, ‘‘Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for an Early Site Permit (ESP) at the Vogtle ESP Site.’’ The site is located on the southwest side of the Savannah River in eastern Burke County, Georgia. The application for the ESP was submitted by letter dated August 15, 2006, pursuant to 10 CFR Part 52. The application included a site redress plan in accordance with 10 CFR 52.17(c) and 52.25. If the site redress plan is incorporated in an approved ESP, then the applicant may carry out certain site preparation work and preliminary construction activities. A notice of receipt and availability of the application, which included the environmental report (ER), was published in the Federal Register on August 29, 2006, (71 FR 51222). A notice of acceptance for docketing of the application for the ESP was published in the Federal Register on September 26, 2006, (71 FR 56187). A notice of VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:44 Sep 13, 2007 Jkt 211001 intent to prepare an environmental impact statement and to conduct the scoping process was published in the Federal Register on October 5, 2006, (71 FR 58882). The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that NUREG–1872, ‘‘Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for an Early Site Permit (ESP) at the Vogtle ESP Site,’’ is available for public inspection 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), and will also be placed directly on the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov. ADAMS is accessible from the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html (the Public Electronic Reading Room). The ADAMS accession number for Volume I of the DEIS is ML072410045 and Volume II of the DEIS is ML072410049. 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 email to pdr@nrc.gov. In addition, the Burke County Library, 130 Highway 24 South, Waynesboro, Georgia, has agreed to make the DEIS available for public inspection. The NRC staff will hold a public meeting to present an overview of the DEIS and to accept public comments on the document. The public meeting will be held at the Augusta Technical College, Waynesboro Campus Auditorium, 216 Hwy 24 South, Waynesboro, Georgia, on Thursday, October 4, 2007. The meeting will convene at 7 p.m. and will continue until 10 p.m., as necessary. The meeting will be transcribed and will include: (1) A presentation of the contents of the DEIS, 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 two hours before the start of the meeting at the Augusta Technical College, Waynesboro Campus Auditorium. No formal comments on the DEIS will be accepted by the NRC staff during the informal discussions. However, the staff will make available a court reporter from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the Waynesboro Campus Auditorium to accept oral comments on the DEIS for inclusion into the official meeting minutes. Otherwise, to be considered, comments must be provided either at PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the transcribed public meeting or in writing. Persons may register to attend or present oral comments at the meeting by contacting Ms. Cristina Guerrero, by telephone at 1–800–368–5642, extension 2981, or by Internet to the NRC at VOGTLE_EIS@nrc.gov, no later than September 28, 2007. Members of the public may also register to speak at the meeting within 15 minutes of the start of the meeting. 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. Ms. Guerrero will need to be contacted no later than September 28, 2007, if special equipment or accommodations are needed to attend or present information at the public meeting, so that the NRC staff can determine whether the request can be accommodated. Members of the public may send written comments on the DEIS for the Vogtle ESP to the 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, and should cite the publication date and page number of this Federal Register Notice. Comments may also be delivered to Room T–6D59, Two White Flint North, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., during Federal workdays. To be considered written comments should be postmarked by November 28, 2007. Electronic comments may be sent by the Internet to the NRC at VOGTLE_EIS@nrc.gov. Electronic submissions should be sent no later than November 28, 2007. Comments will be available electronically and accessible through the NRC’s PERR link at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cristina Guerrero, Division of Site and Environmental Reviews, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, 20555–0001. Ms. Guerrero may be contacted at the aforementioned telephone number or e-mail address. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 4th day of September, 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. James E. Lyons, Director, Division of Site and Environmental Reviews Office of New Reactors. [FR Doc. E7–18143 Filed 9–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1

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[Docket No. 52-011]


Southern Nuclear Operating Company; Notice of Availability of the 
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for an Early Site Permit (ESP) at 
the Vogtle ESP Site and Associated Public Meeting

    Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(NRC, the Commission) has published NUREG-1872, ``Draft Environmental 
Impact Statement (DEIS) for an Early Site Permit (ESP) at the Vogtle 
ESP Site.'' The site is located on the southwest side of the Savannah 
River in eastern Burke County, Georgia. The application for the ESP was 
submitted by letter dated August 15, 2006, pursuant to 10 CFR Part 52. 
The application included a site redress plan in accordance with 10 CFR 
52.17(c) and 52.25. If the site redress plan is incorporated in an 
approved ESP, then the applicant may carry out certain site preparation 
work and preliminary construction activities. A notice of receipt and 
availability of the application, which included the environmental 
report (ER), was published in the Federal Register on August 29, 2006, 
(71 FR 51222). A notice of acceptance for docketing of the application 
for the ESP was published in the Federal Register on September 26, 
2006, (71 FR 56187). A notice of intent to prepare an environmental 
impact statement and to conduct the scoping process was published in 
the Federal Register on October 5, 2006, (71 FR 58882).
    The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that NUREG-1872, 
``Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for an Early Site Permit 
(ESP) at the Vogtle ESP Site,'' is available for public inspection 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), and will also be placed 
directly on the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov. ADAMS is accessible 
from the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html (the 
Public Electronic Reading Room). The ADAMS accession number for Volume 
I of the DEIS is ML072410045 and Volume II of the DEIS is ML072410049. 
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 Burke County Library, 130 Highway 24 
South, Waynesboro, Georgia, has agreed to make the DEIS available for 
public inspection.
    The NRC staff will hold a public meeting to present an overview of 
the DEIS and to accept public comments on the document. The public 
meeting will be held at the Augusta Technical College, Waynesboro 
Campus Auditorium, 216 Hwy 24 South, Waynesboro, Georgia, on Thursday, 
October 4, 2007. The meeting will convene at 7 p.m. and will continue 
until 10 p.m., as necessary. The meeting will be transcribed and will 
include: (1) A presentation of the contents of the DEIS, 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 two hours before the start of 
the meeting at the Augusta Technical College, Waynesboro Campus 
Auditorium. No formal comments on the DEIS will be accepted by the NRC 
staff during the informal discussions. However, the staff will make 
available a court reporter from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the Waynesboro 
Campus Auditorium to accept oral comments on the DEIS for inclusion 
into the official meeting minutes.
    Otherwise, to be considered, comments must be provided either at 
the transcribed public meeting or in writing. Persons may register to 
attend or present oral comments at the meeting by contacting Ms. 
Cristina Guerrero, by telephone at 1-800-368-5642, extension 2981, or 
by Internet to the NRC at VOGTLE--EIS@nrc.gov, no later than September 
28, 2007. Members of the public may also register to speak at the 
meeting within 15 minutes of the start of the meeting. 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. Ms. Guerrero 
will need to be contacted no later than September 28, 2007, if special 
equipment or accommodations are needed to attend or present information 
at the public meeting, so that the NRC staff can determine whether the 
request can be accommodated.
    Members of the public may send written comments on the DEIS for the 
Vogtle ESP to the 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, 
and should cite the publication date and page number of this Federal 
Register Notice. Comments may also be delivered to Room T-6D59, Two 
White Flint North, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, from 7:30 
a.m. to 4:15 p.m., during Federal workdays. To be considered written 
comments should be postmarked by November 28, 2007. Electronic comments 
may be sent by the Internet to the NRC at VOGTLE--EIS@nrc.gov. 
Electronic submissions should be sent no later than November 28, 2007. 
Comments will be available electronically and accessible through the 
NRC's PERR link at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cristina Guerrero, Division of Site 
and Environmental Reviews, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC, 20555-0001. Ms. Guerrero may be contacted at the 
aforementioned telephone number or e-mail address.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 4th day of September, 2007.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
James E. Lyons,
Director, Division of Site and Environmental Reviews Office of New 
Reactors.
 [FR Doc. E7-18143 Filed 9-13-07; 8:45 am]
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