Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc., Kewaunee Power Station; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Scoping Process, 59678-59679 [E8-23944]

Download as PDF 59678 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 197 / Thursday, October 9, 2008 / Notices Subsequent Federal Register notices will address the acceptability of the tendered COL application for docketing and provisions for participation of the public in the COL review process. A copy of the application is available for public inspection at the Commission’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, Public File Area O1 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland, and via 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. The accession number for the application is ML082140630. Future publicly available documents related to the application will also be posted in ADAMS. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS, or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, should contact the NRC Public Document Room staff by telephone at 1– 800–397–4209 or 301–415–4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. The application is also available at http://www.nrc.gov/ reactors/new-reactors/col.html. Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 1st, day of October 2008. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Surinder Arora, Project Manager, US EPR Projects Branch, Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors. [FR Doc. E8–24014 Filed 10–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–305] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc., Kewaunee Power Station; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Scoping Process Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc. (DEK) has submitted an application for renewal of Facility Operating License No. DPR–43 for an additional 20 years of operation at Kewaunee Power Station (KPS). KPS is located on the westcentral shore of Lake Michigan in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin, approximately 30 miles east-southeast of Green Bay and 8 miles south of the City of Kewaunee. The operating license for KPS expires on December 21, 2013. The application for renewal, dated August 14, 2008, was submitted pursuant to Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 54. A notice of receipt and availability of the VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:01 Oct 08, 2008 Jkt 217001 application, which included the environmental report (ER), was published in the Federal Register on August 29, 2008 (73 FR 51023). A notice of acceptance for docketing of the application for renewal of the facility operating license was published in the Federal Register on October 1, 2008 (73 FR 57154). 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,’’ the NRC plans to coordinate compliance with section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act in meeting the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). In accordance with 10 CFR 51.53(c) and 10 CFR 54.23, DEK 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 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 ML082341039. 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.resource@nrc.gov. The ER may also be viewed on the Internet at http:// www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/ licensing/renewal/applications/ kewaunee.html. In addition, the ER is available for public inspection near KPS at the following public library: Kewaunee Public Library, 822 Juneau Street, Kewaunee, WI 54216. 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 KPS operating license for an additional 20 years. Possible alternatives to the proposed action (license renewal) include no action and reasonable alternative energy sources. PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc. 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. E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 197 / Thursday, October 9, 2008 / Notices 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 meetings for the KPS license renewal supplement to the GEIS. The scoping meetings will be held at the Carlton Town Hall, N 1296 Town Hall Road, Kewaunee, WI 54216 on October 22, 2008. 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 prior to the start of each session at the same location. 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 the NRC Environmental Project Manager, Ms. Sarah Lopas, by telephone at 1– 800–368–5642, extension 1147, or by email at sarah.lopas@nrc.gov no later than October 17, 2008. 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. Ms. Lopas will need to be contacted no later than October 15, 2008, if special equipment or accommodations are needed to attend or present information at the public VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:01 Oct 08, 2008 Jkt 217001 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 KPS license renewal review 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, and should cite the publication date and page number of this Federal Register notice. Comments may also be delivered to the NRC, 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 December 8, 2008. Electronic comments may be sent by e-mail to the NRC at Kewaunee.EIS@nrc.gov, and should be sent no later than December 8, 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 (73 FR 57154). 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 separate notices 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 PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59679 from Ms. Lopas at the aforementioned telephone number or e-mail address. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 2nd day of October 2008. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Brian Holian, Director, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E8–23944 Filed 10–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–250 and 50–251] Florida Power and Light Company; Notice of Issuance of Amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License and Final Determination of No Significant Hazards Consideration (TAC Nos. MD9229 and MD9330) The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) has issued Amendment Nos. 238 and 233 to Facility Operating License Nos. DPR–31 and DPR–41, respectively, issued to Florida Power and Light Company (the licensee), which revised the Technical Specifications (TSs) for operation of the Turkey Point Nuclear Plant, Units 3 and 4, located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The amendment was effective as of the date of its issuance. These amendments remove the notes associated with License Amendment No. 221 regarding the inoperability of the Unit 4 Rod Position Indication (RPI) system for control rod F–8 in Shutdown Bank B, and the notes associated with Amendment No. 230 regarding the inoperability of the Unit 3 RPI system for control rod M–6 in Control Bank C. The RPI system for control rod F–8 was repaired during the Unit 4 Cycle 22 refueling outage in spring 2005; thus, the associated TS License Amendment No. 221 revisions are no longer required. Similarly, the RPI system for control rod M–6 was repaired in June 2007; thus, the associated TS License Amendment No. 230 revisions are no longer required. The application for the amendment complies with the standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the Commission’s rules and regulations. The Commission has made appropriate findings as required by the Act and the Commission’s rules and regulations in 10 CFR Chapter I, which are set forth in the license amendment. Notice of Consideration of Issuance of Amendment and Proposed No Significant Hazards Consideration Determination and Opportunity for E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1

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[Docket No. 50-305]


Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc., Kewaunee Power Station; Notice of 
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Scoping 
Process

    Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc. (DEK) has submitted an application 
for renewal of Facility Operating License No. DPR-43 for an additional 
20 years of operation at Kewaunee Power Station (KPS). KPS is located 
on the west-central shore of Lake Michigan in Kewaunee County, 
Wisconsin, approximately 30 miles east-southeast of Green Bay and 8 
miles south of the City of Kewaunee. The operating license for KPS 
expires on December 21, 2013. The application for renewal, dated August 
14, 2008, 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 the environmental report (ER), was 
published in the Federal Register on August 29, 2008 (73 FR 51023). A 
notice of acceptance for docketing of the application for renewal of 
the facility operating license was published in the Federal Register on 
October 1, 2008 (73 FR 57154). 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,'' the NRC 
plans to coordinate compliance with section 106 of the National 
Historic Preservation Act in meeting the requirements of the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA).
    In accordance with 10 CFR 51.53(c) and 10 CFR 54.23, DEK 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 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 ML082341039. 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.resource@nrc.gov. The ER may also be viewed on the Internet at 
http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/licensing/renewal/applications/
kewaunee.html. In addition, the ER is available for public inspection 
near KPS at the following public library: Kewaunee Public Library, 822 
Juneau Street, Kewaunee, WI 54216.
    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 KPS operating license 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, Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc.
    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.

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    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 meetings for 
the KPS license renewal supplement to the GEIS. The scoping meetings 
will be held at the Carlton Town Hall, N 1296 Town Hall Road, Kewaunee, 
WI 54216 on October 22, 2008. 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 prior to the start of 
each session at the same location. 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 the NRC 
Environmental Project Manager, Ms. Sarah Lopas, by telephone at 1-800-
368-5642, extension 1147, or by e-mail at sarah.lopas@nrc.gov no later 
than October 17, 2008. 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. Ms. Lopas will need to be contacted no 
later than October 15, 2008, 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 KPS license renewal review 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, and should cite the 
publication date and page number of this Federal Register notice. 
Comments may also be delivered to the NRC, 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 December 8, 2008. 
Electronic comments may be sent by e-mail to the NRC at 
Kewaunee.EIS@nrc.gov, and should be sent no later than December 8, 
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 (73 FR 57154). 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 separate 
notices 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 Ms. Lopas at the 
aforementioned telephone number or e-mail address.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 2nd day of October 2008.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brian Holian,
Director, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation.
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