Duke Power Company, LLC; Oconee Nuclear Station, Units 1, 2, and 3 Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact, 62684 [E7-21777]

Download as PDF 62684 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 6, 2007 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mamie Bittner, Deputy Director, Office of Policy, Planning, Research, and Communications, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 1800 M Street, NW., 9th Floor, Washington, DC. Ms. Bittner can be reached by telephone: 202–653–4630; fax: 202–653–4600; or e-mail: mbittner@imls.gov. Dated: October 31, 2007. Barbara Smith, E-Projects Officer. [FR Doc. E7–21706 Filed 11–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7036–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–269, 50–270, and 50–287] Duke Power Company, LLC; Oconee Nuclear Station, Units 1, 2, and 3 Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of amendments to Renewed Facility Operating Licenses Nos. DPR– 38, DPR–47, and DPR–55, issued to Duke Power Company, LLC (the licensee), for operation of the Oconee Nuclear Station, Units 1, 2, and 3, located in Seneca, South Carolina. Therefore, as required by Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 51, Section 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action is administrative in nature and would revise the Technical Specifications (TSs) to remove requirements that are no longer applicable due to the completion of the control room intake/booster fan modifications. The proposed action is in accordance with the licensee’s application dated January 31, 2007. The Need for the Proposed Action The proposed action removes requirements from the TSs that are no longer applicable. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action The NRC has completed its safety evaluation of the proposed action and concludes that there are no environmental impacts. The details of the staff’s safety evaluation will be provided in the license amendments that will be issued VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:55 Nov 05, 2007 Jkt 214001 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 nonradiological 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 Oconee Nuclear Station, Units 1, 2, and 3, dated March 1972 and Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (NUREG–1437, Supplement 2) dated December 9, 1999. Agencies and Persons Consulted In accordance with its stated policy, on October 18, 2007, the staff consulted with the South Carolina State official, Mr. R. Mike Gandy of the Department of Health and Environmental Control, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 environmental impact statement for the proposed action. For further details with respect to the proposed action, see the licensee’s letter dated January 31, 2007. Documents may be examined and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, 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 31st day of October 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Leonard N. Olshan, Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch II– 1, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E7–21777 Filed 11–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Sunshine Federal Register Notice AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETINGS: Nuclear Regulatory Commission. DATES: Weeks of November 5, 12, 19, 26; December 3, 10, 2007. PLACE: Commissioners’ Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. STATUS: Public and closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Week of November 5, 2007 There are no meetings scheduled for the week of November 5, 2007. Week of November 12, 2007—Tentative Wednesday, November 14, 2007 9:30 a.m. Meeting with Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste and Materials (ACNW&M) (Public Meeting) (Contact: Antonio Dias, 301–415– 6805). This meeting will be webcast live at the Web address—http://www.nrc.gov. Week of November 19, 2007—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the week of November 19, 2007. 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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 50-269, 50-270, and 50-287]


Duke Power Company, LLC; Oconee Nuclear Station, Units 1, 2, and 
3 Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering 
issuance of amendments to Renewed Facility Operating Licenses Nos. DPR-
38, DPR-47, and DPR-55, issued to Duke Power Company, LLC (the 
licensee), for operation of the Oconee Nuclear Station, Units 1, 2, and 
3, located in Seneca, South Carolina. Therefore, as required by Title 
10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 51, Section 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 is administrative in nature and would revise 
the Technical Specifications (TSs) to remove requirements that are no 
longer applicable due to the completion of the control room intake/
booster fan modifications.
    The proposed action is in accordance with the licensee's 
application dated January 31, 2007.

The Need for the Proposed Action

    The proposed action removes requirements from the TSs that are no 
longer applicable.

Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action

    The NRC has completed its safety evaluation of the proposed action 
and concludes that there are no environmental impacts.
    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 nonradiological plant effluents and has no other 
environmental impact. Therefore, there are no significant 
nonradiological 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 Oconee Nuclear Station, Units 1, 2, and 3, dated March 1972 and 
Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (NUREG-1437, 
Supplement 2) dated December 9, 1999.

Agencies and Persons Consulted

    In accordance with its stated policy, on October 18, 2007, the 
staff consulted with the South Carolina State official, Mr. R. Mike 
Gandy of the Department of Health and Environmental Control, 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 January 31, 2007. Documents may be examined 
and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC's Public Document Room (PDR), 
located at One White Flint North, 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 31st day of October 2007.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Leonard N. Olshan,
Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch II-1, Division of Operating 
Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
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