Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Reclamation of Sequoyah Fuels Corporation Site in Gore, OK, NUREG 1888, and Notice of Public Meeting for Comment, 54080-54082 [E7-18640]

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E7–18597 Filed 9–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No.: 40–8027] Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Reclamation of Sequoyah Fuels Corporation Site in Gore, OK, NUREG 1888, and Notice of Public Meeting for Comment Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Public Meeting for Comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 183 / Friday, September 21, 2007 / Notices Commission (NRC) is issuing a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Sequoyah Fuels Corporation (SFC) license amendment application, dated January 28, 2003, and subsequently revised by letters dated February 27, 2004, and July 30, 2004, for the surface reclamation of SFC’s former uranium conversion site near Gore, Oklahoma. The DEIS also addresses the SFC license amendment application dated June 12, 2003, for groundwater corrective actions at the SFC site. The DEIS discusses the purpose and need for SFC’s proposed surface reclamation activities and groundwater corrective actions and reasonable alternatives to the proposed action, including the no-action alternative. The DEIS also discusses the environment potentially affected by the SFC proposal, presents and compares the potential environmental impacts resulting from the proposed action and its alternatives, and identifies mitigation measures that could eliminate or lessen the potential environmental impacts. The DEIS is being issued as part of the NRC’s decision-making process on whether to approve SFC’s proposed surface reclamation activities and groundwater corrective actions. Based on the preliminary evaluation in the DEIS, the NRC environmental review staff has concluded that the proposed action would have small effects on the physical environment and human communities with the exception of land use, for which the impact would be moderate. The DEIS is a preliminary analysis of the environmental impacts of the proposed action and its alternatives. The Final EIS and any decision documentation regarding the proposed action will not be issued until public comments on the DEIS have been received and evaluated. Notice of the availability of the Final EIS will be published in the Federal Register. DATES: The NRC is offering an opportunity for public review and comment on the DEIS in accordance with applicable regulations, including NRC requirements in 10 CFR 51.73, 51.74, and 51.117. The comment period on this DEIS will be 45 days from the date the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency publishes the notice of availability in the Federal Register. Written comments submitted by mail should be postmarked by November 5, 2007 to ensure consideration. Comments mailed after that date will be considered to the extent practical. Comments will also be accepted by electronic or facsimile submission. ADDRESSES: Members of the public are invited and encouraged to submit VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:17 Sep 20, 2007 Jkt 211001 comments to the Chief, Rules Review and Directives Branch, Mailstop: T6– D59, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. Please note Docket No. 40–8027 when submitting comments. Comments will also be accepted by e-mail at nrcrep@nrc.gov or by facsimile to (301) 415–5369, Attention: Allen Fetter. Public Meeting: The NRC staff will hold a public meeting to present an overview of the DEIS and to accept oral and written public comments. Prior to the public meeting, the NRC staff will be available to informally discuss the SFC’s proposed action and answer questions in an ‘‘open house’’ format. This ‘‘open house’’ format provides for one-on-one discussions with the NRC staff involved with the preparation of the SFC DEIS. The meeting date, time, and location are listed below: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 Gore High School, 1200 Northway 10, Gore, Oklahoma 74435 Open house: 6 p.m.–7 p.m. Public Meeting: 7 p.m.–10 p.m. The meeting will be transcribed and will include: (1) A presentation summarizing the contents of the DEIS; and (2) an opportunity for interested government agencies, organizations, and individuals to provide comments on the DEIS. Persons wishing to provide oral comments can register in advance by contacting Mr. Fetter at (301) 415–8556 by October 4, 2007, or at the public meeting. Individual oral comments may have to be limited by the time available, depending upon 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 Mr. Fetter’s attention not later than October 4, 2007, to provide NRC staff with adequate notice to determine whether the request can be accommodated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For environmental review questions, please contact Allen Fetter at (301) 415–8556. For questions related to the safety review or overall licensing of the SFC site, please contact Myron Fliegel at (301) 415–6629. Information and documents associated with the SFC’s proposed surface reclamation activities and groundwater corrective actions, including the DEIS (ADAMS Accession No.: ML072570039), are available for public review through the NRC electronic reading room: http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm-html. Any comments of Federal, State, and local agencies, Indian tribes, or other PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54081 interested persons will be made available for public inspection when received. Documents may also be obtained from NRC’s Public Document Room located at NRC Headquarters, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. For those without access to the Internet, paper copies of any electronic documents may be obtained for a fee by contacting the NRC’s Public Document Room at 1–800–397–4209. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NRC staff has prepared a DEIS in response to two license amendment requests submitted by SFC for the surface reclamation and groundwater restoration at SFC’s former uranium conversion site near Gore, Oklahoma. The DEIS was prepared by the staff of the NRC and its contractor, Ecology & Environment, in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the NRC’s regulations for implementing NEPA (10 CFR Part 51). The proposed action involves a decision by NRC of whether to approve SFC’s amendment requests to conduct surface reclamation activities and groundwater corrective actions at its site. The NRC staff published a Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS for the Sequoyah Fuels Corporation Site and to conduct a scoping process, in the Federal Register on October 20, 1995 (60 FR 54260). The public scoping meeting was held in Gore, Oklahoma on November 15, 1995. Following the NRC’s 2002 reclassification of waste at the SFC site as 11e.(2) byproduct material and transfer of the NRC regulatory oversight to Appendix A of Part 40, NRC held a rescoping meeting on May 13, 2003 (68 FR 20033). The Rescoping Summary Report was issued in November 2003 (ADAMS Accession No.: ML033170349). The DEIS describes the proposed action and reasonable alternatives to the proposed action, including the noaction alternative. The NRC staff assesses the impacts of the proposed action and it’s alternative on public and occupational health, air quality, water resources, waste management, geology and soils, noise, ecology resources, land use, transportation, historical and cultural resources, visual and scenic resources, socioeconomics, accidents and environmental justice. Additionally, the DEIS analyzes and compares the costs and benefits of the proposed action. Based on the preliminary evaluation in the DEIS, the NRC environmental review staff has concluded that the proposed action should be approved, unless safety issues mandate otherwise, E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1 54082 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 183 / Friday, September 21, 2007 / Notices with implementation of the proposed mitigation measures that could eliminate or lessen the potential environmental impacts. The DEIS is a preliminary analysis of the environmental impacts of the proposed action and its alternatives. The Final EIS and any decision documentation regarding the proposed action will not be issued until public comments on the DEIS have been received and evaluated. Notice the availability of the Final EIS will be published in the Federal Register. Nourbakhsh, (Telephone: 301–415– 5622) five days prior to the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Electronic recordings will be permitted. Further information regarding this meeting can be obtained by contacting the Designated Federal Official between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. (ET). Persons planning to attend this meeting are urged to contact the above named individual at least two working days prior to the meeting to be advised of any potential changes to the agenda. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17th day of September, 2007. For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Scott C. 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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No.: 40-8027]


Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Reclamation of Sequoyah Fuels Corporation Site in 
Gore, OK, NUREG 1888, and Notice of Public Meeting for Comment

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement 
and Notice of Public Meeting for Comment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory

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Commission (NRC) is issuing a Draft Environmental Impact Statement 
(DEIS) for the Sequoyah Fuels Corporation (SFC) license amendment 
application, dated January 28, 2003, and subsequently revised by 
letters dated February 27, 2004, and July 30, 2004, for the surface 
reclamation of SFC's former uranium conversion site near Gore, 
Oklahoma. The DEIS also addresses the SFC license amendment application 
dated June 12, 2003, for groundwater corrective actions at the SFC 
site.
    The DEIS discusses the purpose and need for SFC's proposed surface 
reclamation activities and groundwater corrective actions and 
reasonable alternatives to the proposed action, including the no-action 
alternative. The DEIS also discusses the environment potentially 
affected by the SFC proposal, presents and compares the potential 
environmental impacts resulting from the proposed action and its 
alternatives, and identifies mitigation measures that could eliminate 
or lessen the potential environmental impacts.
    The DEIS is being issued as part of the NRC's decision-making 
process on whether to approve SFC's proposed surface reclamation 
activities and groundwater corrective actions. Based on the preliminary 
evaluation in the DEIS, the NRC environmental review staff has 
concluded that the proposed action would have small effects on the 
physical environment and human communities with the exception of land 
use, for which the impact would be moderate. The DEIS is a preliminary 
analysis of the environmental impacts of the proposed action and its 
alternatives. The Final EIS and any decision documentation regarding 
the proposed action will not be issued until public comments on the 
DEIS have been received and evaluated. Notice of the availability of 
the Final EIS will be published in the Federal Register.

DATES: The NRC is offering an opportunity for public review and comment 
on the DEIS in accordance with applicable regulations, including NRC 
requirements in 10 CFR 51.73, 51.74, and 51.117. The comment period on 
this DEIS will be 45 days from the date the U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency publishes the notice of availability in the Federal 
Register. Written comments submitted by mail should be postmarked by 
November 5, 2007 to ensure consideration. Comments mailed after that 
date will be considered to the extent practical. Comments will also be 
accepted by electronic or facsimile submission.

ADDRESSES: Members of the public are invited and encouraged to submit 
comments to the Chief, Rules Review and Directives Branch, Mailstop: 
T6-D59, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. 
Please note Docket No. 40-8027 when submitting comments. Comments will 
also be accepted by e-mail at nrcrep@nrc.gov or by facsimile to (301) 
415-5369, Attention: Allen Fetter.
    Public Meeting: The NRC staff will hold a public meeting to present 
an overview of the DEIS and to accept oral and written public comments. 
Prior to the public meeting, the NRC staff will be available to 
informally discuss the SFC's proposed action and answer questions in an 
``open house'' format. This ``open house'' format provides for one-on-
one discussions with the NRC staff involved with the preparation of the 
SFC DEIS. The meeting date, time, and location are listed below:

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Gore High School, 1200 Northway 10, Gore, Oklahoma 74435
    Open house: 6 p.m.-7 p.m.
    Public Meeting: 7 p.m.-10 p.m.

    The meeting will be transcribed and will include: (1) A 
presentation summarizing the contents of the DEIS; and (2) an 
opportunity for interested government agencies, organizations, and 
individuals to provide comments on the DEIS. Persons wishing to provide 
oral comments can register in advance by contacting Mr. Fetter at (301) 
415-8556 by October 4, 2007, or at the public meeting. Individual oral 
comments may have to be limited by the time available, depending upon 
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 Mr. Fetter's attention not later than October 4, 2007, to provide 
NRC staff with adequate notice to determine whether the request can be 
accommodated.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For environmental review questions, 
please contact Allen Fetter at (301) 415-8556. For questions related to 
the safety review or overall licensing of the SFC site, please contact 
Myron Fliegel at (301) 415-6629.
    Information and documents associated with the SFC's proposed 
surface reclamation activities and groundwater corrective actions, 
including the DEIS (ADAMS Accession No.: ML072570039), are available 
for public review through the NRC electronic reading room: http://
www.nrc.gov/reading-rm-html. Any comments of Federal, State, and local 
agencies, Indian tribes, or other interested persons will be made 
available for public inspection when received. Documents may also be 
obtained from NRC's Public Document Room located at NRC Headquarters, 
11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. For those 
without access to the Internet, paper copies of any electronic 
documents may be obtained for a fee by contacting the NRC's Public 
Document Room at 1-800-397-4209.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NRC staff has prepared a DEIS in 
response to two license amendment requests submitted by SFC for the 
surface reclamation and groundwater restoration at SFC's former uranium 
conversion site near Gore, Oklahoma. The DEIS was prepared by the staff 
of the NRC and its contractor, Ecology & Environment, in compliance 
with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the NRC's 
regulations for implementing NEPA (10 CFR Part 51). The proposed action 
involves a decision by NRC of whether to approve SFC's amendment 
requests to conduct surface reclamation activities and groundwater 
corrective actions at its site.
    The NRC staff published a Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS for 
the Sequoyah Fuels Corporation Site and to conduct a scoping process, 
in the Federal Register on October 20, 1995 (60 FR 54260). The public 
scoping meeting was held in Gore, Oklahoma on November 15, 1995. 
Following the NRC's 2002 reclassification of waste at the SFC site as 
11e.(2) byproduct material and transfer of the NRC regulatory oversight 
to Appendix A of Part 40, NRC held a rescoping meeting on May 13, 2003 
(68 FR 20033). The Rescoping Summary Report was issued in November 2003 
(ADAMS Accession No.: ML033170349).
    The DEIS describes the proposed action and reasonable alternatives 
to the proposed action, including the no-action alternative. The NRC 
staff assesses the impacts of the proposed action and it's alternative 
on public and occupational health, air quality, water resources, waste 
management, geology and soils, noise, ecology resources, land use, 
transportation, historical and cultural resources, visual and scenic 
resources, socioeconomics, accidents and environmental justice. 
Additionally, the DEIS analyzes and compares the costs and benefits of 
the proposed action.
    Based on the preliminary evaluation in the DEIS, the NRC 
environmental review staff has concluded that the proposed action 
should be approved, unless safety issues mandate otherwise,

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with implementation of the proposed mitigation measures that could 
eliminate or lessen the potential environmental impacts. The DEIS is a 
preliminary analysis of the environmental impacts of the proposed 
action and its alternatives. The Final EIS and any decision 
documentation regarding the proposed action will not be issued until 
public comments on the DEIS have been received and evaluated. Notice 
the availability of the Final EIS will be published in the Federal 
Register.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17th day of September, 2007.

    For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Scott C. Flanders,
Deputy Director, Environmental and Performance Assessment Directorate, 
Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Office of 
Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs.
[FR Doc. E7-18640 Filed 9-20-07; 8:45 am]
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