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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 213 / Monday, November 5, 2007 / Notices ycherry on PRODPC74 with NOTICES program that includes policies and procedures for identifying and assessing the language needs of its LEP constituents. Such a program should also provide for a range of oral language assistance options, notice to LEP persons of the right to language assistance, periodic training of staff, monitoring of the program and, in certain circumstances, the translation of written materials. Each recipient should, based on its own volume and frequency of contact with LEP clients and its own available resources, adopt a procedure for the resolution of complaints regarding the provision of language assistance and for notifying the public of their right to and how to file a complaint under Title VI. 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E7–21631 Filed 11–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7536–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–334 and 50–412] FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company; Beaver Valley Power Station, Units 1 and 2; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Scoping Process FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC) has submitted an application for renewal of Facility Operating Licenses Nos. DPR–66 and NPF–73, for an additional 20 years of operation at Beaver Valley Power Station, Units 1 and 2. Beaver Valley Power Station is located in Shippingport, Pennsylvania. The current operating licenses for Beaver Valley Power Station, Units 1 and 2, expire on January 29, 2016 and May 27, 2027, respectively. The application for renewal, dated August 27, 2007, was submitted pursuant to Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 54. A notice of receipt and availability of the application, which included FENOC’s environmental report (ER), was published in the Federal Register on September 24, 2007 (72 FR 54301). A notice of acceptance for docketing of the application for renewal of the facility operating license was published in the Federal Register on October 26, 2007, (72 FR 60916). The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will be preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) related to the review of the license renewal application and to provide the public an opportunity to participate in the environmental scoping process, as defined in 10 CFR 51.29. In addition, as outlined in 36 CFR 800.8, ‘‘Coordination with the National Environmental Policy Act’’ (NEPA), the NRC plans to coordinate compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act in meeting the requirements of NEPA of 1969. In accordance with 10 CFR 51.53(c) and 10 CFR 54.23, FENOC submitted the ER as part of the application. The ER was prepared pursuant to 10 CFR Part 51 and is publicly available at the NRC Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, 11555 E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1 ycherry on PRODPC74 with NOTICES 62498 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 213 / Monday, November 5, 2007 / Notices 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 ER is ML072430913. 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 via e-mail at pdr@nrc.gov. The ER may also be viewed on the Internet at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/ operating/licensing/renewal/ applications/bvalley.html. In addition, the ER is available for public inspection near Beaver Valley Power Station at the following public libraries: Beaver Area Memorial Library, 100 College Avenue, Beaver, Pennsylvania 15009 and the Beaver County Library System, 1 Campus Drive, Monaca, Pennsylvania 15061. This notice advises the public that the NRC intends to gather the information necessary to prepare a plant-specific supplement to the Commission’s ‘‘Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants’’ (NUREG–1437), related to the review of the application for renewal of the Beaver Valley Power Station, Units 1 and 2, operating licenses for an additional 20 years. Possible alternatives to the proposed action (license renewal) include no action and reasonable alternative energy sources. The NRC is required by 10 CFR 51.95 to prepare a supplement to the GEIS in connection with the renewal of an operating license. This notice is being published in accordance with NEPA and the NRC’s regulations found in 10 CFR Part 51. The NRC will first conduct a scoping process for the supplement to the GEIS and, as soon as practicable thereafter, will prepare a draft supplement to the GEIS for public comment. Participation in the scoping process by members of the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal government agencies is encouraged. The scoping process for the supplement to the GEIS will be used to accomplish the following: a. Define the proposed action which is to be the subject of the supplement to the GEIS. b. Determine the scope of the supplement to the GEIS and identify the significant issues to be analyzed in depth. c. Identify and eliminate from detailed study those issues that are peripheral or that are not significant. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:04 Nov 02, 2007 Jkt 214001 d. Identify any environmental assessments and other ElSs that are being or will be prepared that are related to, but are not part of, the scope of the supplement to the GEIS being considered. e. Identify other environmental review and consultation requirements related to the proposed action. f. Indicate the relationship between the timing of the preparation of the environmental analyses and the Commission’s tentative planning and decision-making schedule. g. Identify any cooperating agencies and, as appropriate, allocate assignments for preparation and schedules for completing the supplement to the GEIS to the NRC and any cooperating agencies. h. Describe how the supplement to the GEIS will be prepared, and include any contractor assistance to be used. The NRC invites the following entities to participate in scoping: a. The applicant, FENOC. b. Any Federal agency that has jurisdiction by law or special expertise with respect to any environmental impact involved, or that is authorized to develop and enforce relevant environmental standards. c. Affected State and local government agencies, including those authorized to develop and enforce relevant environmental standards. d. Any affected Indian tribe. e. Any person who requests or has requested an opportunity to participate in the scoping process. f. Any person who has petitioned or intends to petition for leave to intervene. In accordance with 10 CFR 51.26, the scoping process for an EIS may include a public scoping meeting to help identify significant issues related to a proposed activity and to determine the scope of issues to be addressed in an EIS. The NRC has decided to hold public scoping meetings for the Beaver Valley Power Station, Units 1 and 2, license renewal supplement to the GEIS. The scoping meetings will be held at the Embassy Suites Pittsburgh-International Airport, 550 Cherrington Parkway, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15108, on Tuesday, November 27, 2007. 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) An overview by the NRC staff of the NEPA environmental review PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 process, the proposed scope of the supplement to the GEIS, and the proposed review schedule; and (2) the opportunity for interested government agencies, organizations, and individuals to submit comments or suggestions on the environmental issues or the proposed scope of the supplement to the GEIS. Additionally, the NRC staff will host informal discussions one hour before the start of each session at the Embassy Suites Pittsburgh-International Airport in Pittsburgh. No formal comments on the proposed scope of the 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 on the scope of the NEPA review by contacting NRC’s Project Manager, Mr. Kent L. Howard, at 1–800–368–5642, extension 2989, or via e-mail to the NRC at BeaverValleyEIS@nrc.gov no later than November 15, 2007. 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. Public comments will be considered in the scoping process for the supplement to the GEIS. Mr. Howard will need to be contacted no later than November 15, 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 environmental scope of the Beaver Valley Power Station, Units 1 and 2 license renewal review 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, and should cite the publication date and page number of this Federal Register notice. Comments may also be delivered to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Room T–6D59, Two White Flint North, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. during Federal workdays. To be considered in the scoping process, written comments should be postmarked by January 2, 2008. Electronic comments may be sent by email to the NRC at E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 213 / Monday, November 5, 2007 / Notices BeaverValleyEIS@nrc.gov, and should be sent no later than January 2, 2008, to be considered in the scoping process. Comments will be available electronically and accessible through ADAMS at http:// adamswebsearch.nrc.gov/dologin.htm. Participation in the scoping process for the supplement to the GEIS does not entitle participants to become parties to the proceeding to which the supplement to the GEIS relates. Notice of opportunity for a hearing regarding the renewal application was the subject of the aforementioned Federal Register notice (72 FR 60916). Matters related to participation in any hearing are outside the scope of matters to be discussed at this public meeting. At the conclusion of the scoping process, the NRC will prepare a concise summary of the determination and conclusions reached; including the significant issues identified, and will send a copy of the summary to each participant in the scoping process. The summary will also be available for inspection in ADAMS at http:// adamswebsearch.nrc.gov/dologin.htm. The staff will then prepare and issue for comment the draft supplement to the GEIS, which will be the subject of a separate notice and separate public meetings. Copies will be available for public inspection at the abovementioned addresses, and one copy per request will be provided free of charge. After receipt and consideration of the comments, the NRC will prepare a final supplement to the GEIS, which will also be available for public inspection. Information about the proposed action, the supplement to the GEIS, and the scoping process may be obtained from Mr. Howard at the aforementioned telephone number or e-mail address. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 29th day of October 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Rani Franovich, Branch Chief, Projects Branch 2, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E7–21683 Filed 11–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION ycherry on PRODPC74 with NOTICES Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:04 Nov 02, 2007 Jkt 214001 Extension: Rule 204A–1, SEC File No. 270–536, OMB Control No. 3235–0596. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the collections of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit these existing collections of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval. The title for the collection of information is ‘‘Rule 204A–1 (17 CFR 275.204A–1) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940’’ (15 U.S.C. 80b– 1 et seq.). Rule 204A–1, the Code of Ethics Rule, requires investment advisers registered with the Commission to (i) set forth standards of conduct expected of advisory personnel (including compliance with the federal securities laws), (ii) safeguard material nonpublic information about client transactions, and (iii) requires the adviser’s ‘‘access persons’’ to report their personal securities transactions, including transactions in any mutual fund managed by the adviser. The code of ethics also requires access persons to obtain the adviser’s approval before investing in an initial public offering or private placement. The code of ethics also requires prompt reporting, to the adviser’s chief compliance officer or another person designated in the code of ethics, of any violations of the code. Finally, the code of ethics requires the adviser to provide each supervised person with a copy of the code and any amendments, and requires the supervised persons to acknowledge, in writing, their receipt of these copies. The purposes of the information collection requirements are: (i) To ensure that advisers maintain codes of ethics applicable to their supervised persons; (ii) to provide advisers with information about the personal securities transactions of their access persons for purposes of monitoring such transactions; (iii) to provide advisory clients with information with which to evaluate advisers’ codes of ethics; and (iv) to assist the Commission’s examination staff in assessing the adequacy of advisers’ codes of ethics and assessing personal trading activity by advisers’ supervised persons. The respondents to this information collection are investment advisers registered with the Commission. The Commission has estimated that compliance with rule 204A–1 imposes a burden of approximately 117 hours per adviser annually for an estimated total annual burden of 1,265,865 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62499 Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in writing within 60 days of this publication. Please direct your written comments to R. Corey Booth, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Shirley Martinson, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22312 or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. October 29, 2007. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–21663 Filed 11–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. Extension: Form BD–N/Rule 15b11–1, SEC File No. 270–498, OMB Control No. 3235–0556. Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. Rule 15b11–1 (17 CFR 240.15b11–1) and Form BD–N (17 CFR 249.501b) serve as the form of notice for futures commission merchants and introducing brokers that register as broker-dealers by notice pursuant to section 15(b)(11)(A) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.). Specifically, the form requires a broker-dealer registering by notice to indicate whether it is filing a notice registration to conduct a securities business in security futures E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 50-334 and 50-412]


FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company; Beaver Valley Power 
Station, Units 1 and 2; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental 
Impact Statement and Conduct Scoping Process

    FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC) has submitted an 
application for renewal of Facility Operating Licenses Nos. DPR-66 and 
NPF-73, for an additional 20 years of operation at Beaver Valley Power 
Station, Units 1 and 2. Beaver Valley Power Station is located in 
Shippingport, Pennsylvania.
    The current operating licenses for Beaver Valley Power Station, 
Units 1 and 2, expire on January 29, 2016 and May 27, 2027, 
respectively. The application for renewal, dated August 27, 2007, was 
submitted pursuant to Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 
CFR) Part 54. A notice of receipt and availability of the application, 
which included FENOC's environmental report (ER), was published in the 
Federal Register on September 24, 2007 (72 FR 54301). A notice of 
acceptance for docketing of the application for renewal of the facility 
operating license was published in the Federal Register on October 26, 
2007, (72 FR 60916). The purpose of this notice is to inform the public 
that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will be preparing an 
environmental impact statement (EIS) related to the review of the 
license renewal application and to provide the public an opportunity to 
participate in the environmental scoping process, as defined in 10 CFR 
51.29. In addition, as outlined in 36 CFR 800.8, ``Coordination with 
the National Environmental Policy Act'' (NEPA), the NRC plans to 
coordinate compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic 
Preservation Act in meeting the requirements of NEPA of 1969.
    In accordance with 10 CFR 51.53(c) and 10 CFR 54.23, FENOC 
submitted the ER as part of the application. The ER was prepared 
pursuant to 10 CFR Part 51 and is publicly available at the NRC Public 
Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, 11555

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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 ER is ML072430913. 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 via e-mail at 
pdr@nrc.gov. The ER may also be viewed on the Internet at http://
www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/licensing/renewal/applications/
bvalley.html. In addition, the ER is available for public inspection 
near Beaver Valley Power Station at the following public libraries: 
Beaver Area Memorial Library, 100 College Avenue, Beaver, Pennsylvania 
15009 and the Beaver County Library System, 1 Campus Drive, Monaca, 
Pennsylvania 15061.
    This notice advises the public that the NRC intends to gather the 
information necessary to prepare a plant-specific supplement to the 
Commission's ``Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) for 
License Renewal of Nuclear Plants'' (NUREG-1437), related to the review 
of the application for renewal of the Beaver Valley Power Station, 
Units 1 and 2, operating licenses for an additional 20 years. Possible 
alternatives to the proposed action (license renewal) include no action 
and reasonable alternative energy sources. The NRC is required by 10 
CFR 51.95 to prepare a supplement to the GEIS in connection with the 
renewal of an operating license. This notice is being published in 
accordance with NEPA and the NRC's regulations found in 10 CFR Part 51.
    The NRC will first conduct a scoping process for the supplement to 
the GEIS and, as soon as practicable thereafter, will prepare a draft 
supplement to the GEIS for public comment. Participation in the scoping 
process by members of the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal 
government agencies is encouraged. The scoping process for the 
supplement to the GEIS will be used to accomplish the following:
    a. Define the proposed action which is to be the subject of the 
supplement to the GEIS.
    b. Determine the scope of the supplement to the GEIS and identify 
the significant issues to be analyzed in depth.
    c. Identify and eliminate from detailed study those issues that are 
peripheral or that are not significant.
    d. Identify any environmental assessments and other ElSs that are 
being or will be prepared that are related to, but are not part of, the 
scope of the supplement to the GEIS being considered.
    e. Identify other environmental review and consultation 
requirements related to the proposed action.
    f. Indicate the relationship between the timing of the preparation 
of the environmental analyses and the Commission's tentative planning 
and decision-making schedule.
    g. Identify any cooperating agencies and, as appropriate, allocate 
assignments for preparation and schedules for completing the supplement 
to the GEIS to the NRC and any cooperating agencies.
    h. Describe how the supplement to the GEIS will be prepared, and 
include any contractor assistance to be used.
    The NRC invites the following entities to participate in scoping:
    a. The applicant, FENOC.
    b. Any Federal agency that has jurisdiction by law or special 
expertise with respect to any environmental impact involved, or that is 
authorized to develop and enforce relevant environmental standards.
    c. Affected State and local government agencies, including those 
authorized to develop and enforce relevant environmental standards.
    d. Any affected Indian tribe.
    e. Any person who requests or has requested an opportunity to 
participate in the scoping process.
    f. Any person who has petitioned or intends to petition for leave 
to intervene.
    In accordance with 10 CFR 51.26, the scoping process for an EIS may 
include a public scoping meeting to help identify significant issues 
related to a proposed activity and to determine the scope of issues to 
be addressed in an EIS. The NRC has decided to hold public scoping 
meetings for the Beaver Valley Power Station, Units 1 and 2, license 
renewal supplement to the GEIS. The scoping meetings will be held at 
the Embassy Suites Pittsburgh-International Airport, 550 Cherrington 
Parkway, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15108, on Tuesday, November 27, 2007. 
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) An overview by the NRC staff of the NEPA environmental review 
process, the proposed scope of the supplement to the GEIS, and the 
proposed review schedule; and (2) the opportunity for interested 
government agencies, organizations, and individuals to submit comments 
or suggestions on the environmental issues or the proposed scope of the 
supplement to the GEIS. Additionally, the NRC staff will host informal 
discussions one hour before the start of each session at the Embassy 
Suites Pittsburgh-International Airport in Pittsburgh. No formal 
comments on the proposed scope of the 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 on the scope of the NEPA review by 
contacting NRC's Project Manager, Mr. Kent L. Howard, at 1-800-368-
5642, extension 2989, or via e-mail to the NRC at 
BeaverValleyEIS@nrc.gov no later than November 15, 2007. 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. Public comments will be 
considered in the scoping process for the supplement to the GEIS. Mr. 
Howard will need to be contacted no later than November 15, 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 
environmental scope of the Beaver Valley Power Station, Units 1 and 2 
license renewal review 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, and 
should cite the publication date and page number of this Federal 
Register notice. Comments may also be delivered to the U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Room T-6D59, Two White Flint North, 11545 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. 
during Federal workdays. To be considered in the scoping process, 
written comments should be postmarked by January 2, 2008. Electronic 
comments may be sent by e-mail to the NRC at

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BeaverValleyEIS@nrc.gov, and should be sent no later than January 2, 
2008, to be considered in the scoping process. Comments will be 
available electronically and accessible through ADAMS at http://
adamswebsearch.nrc.gov/dologin.htm.
    Participation in the scoping process for the supplement to the GEIS 
does not entitle participants to become parties to the proceeding to 
which the supplement to the GEIS relates. Notice of opportunity for a 
hearing regarding the renewal application was the subject of the 
aforementioned Federal Register notice (72 FR 60916). Matters related 
to participation in any hearing are outside the scope of matters to be 
discussed at this public meeting.
    At the conclusion of the scoping process, the NRC will prepare a 
concise summary of the determination and conclusions reached; including 
the significant issues identified, and will send a copy of the summary 
to each participant in the scoping process. The summary will also be 
available for inspection in ADAMS at http://adamswebsearch.nrc.gov/
dologin.htm. The staff will then prepare and issue for comment the 
draft supplement to the GEIS, which will be the subject of a separate 
notice and separate public meetings. Copies will be available for 
public inspection at the above-mentioned addresses, and one copy per 
request will be provided free of charge. After receipt and 
consideration of the comments, the NRC will prepare a final supplement 
to the GEIS, which will also be available for public inspection.
    Information about the proposed action, the supplement to the GEIS, 
and the scoping process may be obtained from Mr. Howard at the 
aforementioned telephone number or e-mail address.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 29th day of October 2007.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Rani Franovich,
Branch Chief, Projects Branch 2, Division of License Renewal, Office of 
Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. E7-21683 Filed 11-2-07; 8:45 am]
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