Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplement 34 to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, and Public Meeting for the License Renewal of Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 1 and 2, 22448-22449 [E8-9085]

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E8–9087 Filed 4–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–424 and 50–425] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplement 34 to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, and Public Meeting for the License Renewal of Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 1 and 2 Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, Commission) has published a draft plant-specific supplement to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants (GEIS), NUREG–1437, regarding the renewal of operating licenses NPF–068 and NPF–081 for an additional 20 years of operation for Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 1 and 2 (VEGP). VEGP is located in Burke County, Georgia, approximately 15 miles east-northeast of Waynesboro, GA, and 26 miles southeast of Augusta, GA. Possible alternatives to the proposed action (license renewal) include no action and reasonable alternative energy sources. The draft Supplement 34 to the GEIS is publicly available at the NRC Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852, or VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:20 Apr 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 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.html. The Accession Number for the draft Supplement 34 to the GEIS is ML081080299. 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 by e-mail at pdr@nrc.gov. In addition, the Burke County Library, located at 130 Highway 24 South, Waynesboro, GA 30830, has agreed to make the draft supplement to the GEIS available for public inspection. Any interested party may submit comments on the draft supplement to the GEIS for consideration by the NRC staff. To be considered, comments on the draft supplement to the GEIS and the proposed action must be received by July 16, 2008; the NRC staff is able to assure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. Comments received after the due date will be considered only if it is practical to do so. Written comments on the draft supplement to the GEIS should be sent to: 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. Comments may be hand-delivered to the NRC at 11545 Rockville Pike, Room T–6D59, Rockville, Maryland, between PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. on Federal workdays. Electronic comments may be submitted to the NRC by e-mail at Vogtle_LR_EIS@nrc.gov. All comments received by the Commission, including those made by Federal, State, local agencies, Native American Tribes, or other interested persons, will be made available electronically at the Commission’s PDR in Rockville, Maryland, and through ADAMS. The NRC staff will hold a public meeting to present an overview of the draft plantspecific supplement to the GEIS and to accept public comments on the document. The public meeting will be held on June 5, 2008, at the Augusta Technical College, Waynesboro Campus, located at 216 Highway 24 South, Waynesboro, GA 30830. 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 sessions will be transcribed and will include: (1) A presentation of the contents of the draft plant-specific supplement to the GEIS, 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 one hour prior to the start of each session at the same location. No comments on the draft supplement to the GEIS will be accepted during the informal discussions. To be considered, E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 81 / Friday, April 25, 2008 / Notices comments must be provided either at the transcribed public meeting or in writing. Persons may pre-register to attend or present oral comments at the meeting by contacting Mr. J.P. Leous, the NRC Environmental Project Manager, at 1–800–368–5642, extension 2864, or by e-mail at Vogtle_LR_EIS@nrc.gov no later than May 16, 2008. Members of the public may also register to provide oral comments 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. If special equipment or accommodations are needed to attend or present information at the public meeting, the need should be brought to Mr. J.P. Leous’ attention no later than May 16, 2008, to provide the NRC staff adequate notice to determine whether the request can be accommodated. For Further Information Contact: Mr. J.P. Leous, Projects Branch 1, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Mail Stop O– 11F1, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Mr. Leous may be contacted at the aforementioned telephone number or email address. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 21st day of April, 2008. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Louise Lund, Branch Chief, Reactor Projects Branch 1, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E8–9085 Filed 4–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. PI2008–4; Order No. 72] Study on Reduced Postal Rates Postal Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, 202–789–6820 and stephen.sharfman@prc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA), Public Law 109–435, 120 Stat. 3218 (2006), directs the Commission to prepare several reports on special topics. 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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 50-424 and 50-425]


Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Notice of Availability 
of the Draft Supplement 34 to the Generic Environmental Impact 
Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, and Public Meeting for 
the License Renewal of Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 1 and 2

    Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(NRC, Commission) has published a draft plant-specific supplement to 
the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of 
Nuclear Plants (GEIS), NUREG-1437, regarding the renewal of operating 
licenses NPF-068 and NPF-081 for an additional 20 years of operation 
for Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 1 and 2 (VEGP). VEGP is 
located in Burke County, Georgia, approximately 15 miles east-northeast 
of Waynesboro, GA, and 26 miles southeast of Augusta, GA. Possible 
alternatives to the proposed action (license renewal) include no action 
and reasonable alternative energy sources.
    The draft Supplement 34 to the GEIS is publicly available at the 
NRC Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, 11555 
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.html. The Accession Number for the draft Supplement 34 to the 
GEIS is ML081080299. 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 by e-mail at pdr@nrc.gov. In addition, the Burke 
County Library, located at 130 Highway 24 South, Waynesboro, GA 30830, 
has agreed to make the draft supplement to the GEIS available for 
public inspection.
    Any interested party may submit comments on the draft supplement to 
the GEIS for consideration by the NRC staff. To be considered, comments 
on the draft supplement to the GEIS and the proposed action must be 
received by July 16, 2008; the NRC staff is able to assure 
consideration only for comments received on or before this date. 
Comments received after the due date will be considered only if it is 
practical to do so. Written comments on the draft supplement to the 
GEIS should be sent to: 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.
    Comments may be hand-delivered to the NRC at 11545 Rockville Pike, 
Room T-6D59, Rockville, Maryland, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. on 
Federal workdays. Electronic comments may be submitted to the NRC by e-
mail at Vogtle_LR_EIS@nrc.gov. All comments received by the 
Commission, including those made by Federal, State, local agencies, 
Native American Tribes, or other interested persons, will be made 
available electronically at the Commission's PDR in Rockville, 
Maryland, and through ADAMS. The NRC staff will hold a public meeting 
to present an overview of the draft plant-specific supplement to the 
GEIS and to accept public comments on the document. The public meeting 
will be held on June 5, 2008, at the Augusta Technical College, 
Waynesboro Campus, located at 216 Highway 24 South, Waynesboro, GA 
30830. 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 sessions will be transcribed and will 
include: (1) A presentation of the contents of the draft plant-specific 
supplement to the GEIS, 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 one hour prior to the start of each session at the same 
location. No comments on the draft supplement to the GEIS will be 
accepted during the informal discussions. To be considered,

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comments must be provided either at the transcribed public meeting or 
in writing. Persons may pre-register to attend or present oral comments 
at the meeting by contacting Mr. J.P. Leous, the NRC Environmental 
Project Manager, at 1-800-368-5642, extension 2864, or by e-mail at 
Vogtle_LR_EIS@nrc.gov no later than May 16, 2008. Members of the 
public may also register to provide oral comments 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. If 
special equipment or accommodations are needed to attend or present 
information at the public meeting, the need should be brought to Mr. 
J.P. Leous' attention no later than May 16, 2008, to provide the NRC 
staff adequate notice to determine whether the request can be 
accommodated.
    For Further Information Contact: Mr. J.P. Leous, Projects Branch 1, 
Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Mail Stop O-11F1, Washington, DC 20555-
0001. Mr. Leous may be contacted at the aforementioned telephone number 
or e-mail address.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 21st day of April, 2008.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Louise Lund,
Branch Chief, Reactor Projects Branch 1, Division of License Renewal, 
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
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