Southern Nuclear Operating Company; Notice of Extension of Comment Period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for an Early Site Permit (ESP) at the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant Site, 71702-71703 [E7-24472]

Download as PDF yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES 71702 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 18, 2007 / Notices 740M (Nuclear Material Transaction Report and Concise Note) and Associated Instructions (NUREG/BR– 0006)’’ 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150–0003. 3. How often the collection is required: Form 741 is submitted when specified events occur (nuclear material or source material transfers, receipts, or inventory changes). Form 740M is submitted as necessary to inform the United States (U.S.) or the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of any qualifying statement or exception to any of the data contained in any of the other reporting forms required under the U.S./ IAEA Safeguards Agreement. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Persons licensed to possess specified quantities of special nuclear material or source material, any licensee who imports or exports source material, and licensees of facilities on the U.S. eligible list who have been notified in writing by the Commission that they are subject to Part 75. 5. The number of annual respondents: DOE/NRC Form 741 = 398. DOE/NRC Form 740M = 15. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 45,926. 7. Abstract: NRC is required to collect nuclear material transaction information for domestic safeguards use and to make it available to the IAEA. Licensees use Form 741 to make inventory and accounting reports for certain source or special nuclear material, or for transfer or receipt of 1 kilogram or more of source material. 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A copy of the draft supporting statement may be viewed free of charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:19 Dec 17, 2007 Jkt 214001 White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O–1 F21, Rockville, MD 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/ doc-comment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the NRC Clearance Officer, Margaret A. Janney (T–5 F52), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, by telephone at 301–415–7245, or by Internet electronic mail to INFOCOLLECTS@NRC.GOV. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 12th day of December 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Gregory Trussell, Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services. [FR Doc. E7–24473 Filed 12–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 52–011] Southern Nuclear Operating Company; Notice of Extension of Comment Period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for an Early Site Permit (ESP) at the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant Site Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, the Commission) is extending the public comment period for NUREG–1872, Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for an Early Site Permit (ESP) at the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant Site until Friday, December 28, 2007. The site is located on the southwest side of the Savannah River in eastern Burke County, Georgia. A notice of availability of the draft environmental impact statement for an early site permit (ESP) at the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant site was published in the Federal Register on September 14, 2007, (72 FR 52586). The public comment period on the draft environmental impact statement was to have ended on November 28, 2007. A request for an extension of the comment period due to intermittent unavailability of the DEIS and associated reference materials through the NRC public webpage during the comment period was received by the NRC. Pursuant to Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 51.73, the comment period has been extended by PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30 days to December 28, 2007. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the comment period for NUREG–1872, ‘‘Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for an Early Site Permit (ESP) at the Vogtle ESP Site,’’ has been extended to Friday, December 28, 2007. 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 has also been placed directly on the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov. ADAMS is accessible from the NRC Website at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html, the Public Electronic Reading Room (PERR). 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. 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 December 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 December 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: Mark Notich, Project Manager, Environmental Projects Branch 1, Division of Site and Environmental E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 18, 2007 / Notices Reviews, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, (301) 415–3053 or by e-mail at mdn@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 12th day of December, 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Nilesh C. Chokshi, Acting Director, Division of Site and Environmental Reviews, Office of New Reactors. [FR Doc. E7–24472 Filed 12–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES I. Background Pursuant to section 189a. (2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (the Commission or NRC staff) is publishing this regular biweekly notice. The Act requires the Commission publish notice of any amendments issued, or proposed to be issued and grants the Commission the authority to issue and make immediately effective any amendment to an operating license upon a determination by the Commission that such amendment involves no significant hazards consideration, notwithstanding the pendency before the Commission of a request for a hearing from any person. This biweekly notice includes all notices of amendments issued, or proposed to be issued from November 22, 2007, to December 5, 2007. The last biweekly notice was published on December 4, 2007 (72 FR 68206). Notice of Consideration of Issuance of Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses, Proposed No Significant Hazards Consideration Determination, and Opportunity for a Hearing The Commission has made a proposed determination that the following amendment requests involve no significant hazards consideration. Under the Commission’s regulations in 10 CFR 50.92, this means that operation of the facility in accordance with the proposed amendment would not (1) involve a significant increase in the probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated; or (2) create the possibility of a new or different kind of accident from any accident previously evaluated; or (3) involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety. The basis for this VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:20 Dec 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 proposed determination for each amendment request is shown below. The Commission is seeking public comments on this proposed determination. Any comments received within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice will be considered in making any final determination. Within 60 days after the date of publication of this notice, the licensee may file a request for a hearing with respect to issuance of the amendment to the subject facility operating license and any person whose interest may be affected by this proceeding and who wishes to participate as a party in the proceeding must file a written request for a hearing and a petition for leave to intervene. Normally, the Commission will not issue the amendment until the expiration of 60 days after the date of publication of this notice. The Commission may issue the license amendment before expiration of the 60day period provided that its final determination is that the amendment involves no significant hazards consideration. In addition, the Commission may issue the amendment prior to the expiration of the 30-day comment period should circumstances change during the 30-day comment period such that failure to act in a timely way would result, for example in derating or shutdown of the facility. Should the Commission take action prior to the expiration of either the comment period or the notice period, it will publish in the Federal Register a notice of issuance. Should the Commission make a final No Significant Hazards Consideration Determination, any hearing will take place after issuance. The Commission expects that the need to take this action will occur very infrequently. Written comments may be submitted by mail to the Chief, Rulemaking, Directives and Editing Branch, Division of Administrative Services, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, and should cite the publication date and page number of this Federal Register notice. Written comments may also be delivered to Room 6D22, Two White Flint North, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Federal workdays. Copies of written comments received may be examined at the Commission’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, Public File Area O1F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. The filing of requests for a hearing and petitions for leave to intervene is discussed below. PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71703 Within 60 days after the date of publication of this notice, person(s) may file a request for a hearing with respect to issuance of the amendment to the subject facility operating license and any person whose interest may be affected by this proceeding and who wishes to participate as a party in the proceeding must file a written request via electronic submission through the NRC E-Filing system for a hearing and a petition for leave to intervene. Requests for a hearing and a petition for leave to intervene shall be filed in accordance with the Commission’s ‘‘Rules of Practice for Domestic Licensing Proceedings’’ in 10 CFR Part 2. Interested person(s) should consult a current copy of 10 CFR 2.309, which is available at the Commission’s PDR, located at One White Flint North, Public File Area O1F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available records will be accessible from the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System’s (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at the NRC Web site, http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/doc-collections/cfr/. If a request for a hearing or petition for leave to intervene is filed within 60 days, the Commission or a presiding officer designated by the Commission or by the Chief Administrative Judge of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, will rule on the request and/or petition; and the Secretary or the Chief Administrative Judge of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board will issue a notice of a hearing or an appropriate order. As required by 10 CFR 2.309, a petition for leave to intervene shall set forth with particularity the interest of the petitioner in the proceeding, and how that interest may be affected by the results of the proceeding. The petition should specifically explain the reasons why intervention should be permitted with particular reference to the following general requirements: (1) The name, address, and telephone number of the requestor or petitioner; (2) the nature of the requestor’s/petitioner’s right under the Act to be made a party to the proceeding; (3) the nature and extent of the requestor’s/petitioner’s property, financial, or other interest in the proceeding; and (4) the possible effect of any decision or order which may be entered in the proceeding on the requestor’s/petitioner’s interest. The petition must also set forth the specific contentions which the petitioner/ requestor seeks to have litigated at the proceeding. Each contention must consist of a specific statement of the issue of law or E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 52-011]


Southern Nuclear Operating Company; Notice of Extension of 
Comment Period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for an 
Early Site Permit (ESP) at the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant Site

    Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(NRC, the Commission) is extending the public comment period for NUREG-
1872, Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for an Early Site 
Permit (ESP) at the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant Site until Friday, 
December 28, 2007. The site is located on the southwest side of the 
Savannah River in eastern Burke County, Georgia.
    A notice of availability of the draft environmental impact 
statement for an early site permit (ESP) at the Vogtle Electric 
Generating Plant site was published in the Federal Register on 
September 14, 2007, (72 FR 52586). The public comment period on the 
draft environmental impact statement was to have ended on November 28, 
2007. A request for an extension of the comment period due to 
intermittent unavailability of the DEIS and associated reference 
materials through the NRC public webpage during the comment period was 
received by the NRC. Pursuant to Title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations, Section 51.73, the comment period has been extended by 30 
days to December 28, 2007. The purpose of this notice is to inform the 
public that the comment period for NUREG-1872, ``Draft Environmental 
Impact Statement (DEIS) for an Early Site Permit (ESP) at the Vogtle 
ESP Site,'' has been extended to Friday, December 28, 2007. 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 has also been 
placed directly on the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov. ADAMS is 
accessible from the NRC Website at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/
adams.html, the Public Electronic Reading Room (PERR). 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.
    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 December 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 December 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: Mark Notich, Project Manager, 
Environmental Projects Branch 1, Division of Site and Environmental

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Reviews, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, 
(301) 415-3053 or by e-mail at mdn@nrc.gov.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 12th day of December, 2007.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Nilesh C. Chokshi,
Acting Director, Division of Site and Environmental Reviews, Office of 
New Reactors.
 [FR Doc. E7-24472 Filed 12-17-07; 8:45 am]
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