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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 207 / Friday, October 24, 2008 / Notices 3. Presentation on LSC’s Financial Reports for the Year Ending September 30, 2008. › Presentation by David Richardson. › Comments by Charles Jeffress. 4. Staff report on status of FY 2009 appropriations process. › Presentation by John Constance. 5. Consider and act on Resolution Number 2008–016, Temporary Operating Budget for FY 2009. › Presentation by David Richardson and Charles Jeffress. 6. Discussion regarding best practices concerning what information management should be providing to the Board and how/when it should be provided. 7. Public comment. 8. Consider and act on other business. 9. Consider and act on adjournment of meeting. CONTACT PERSON FOR INFORMATION: Patricia D. Batie, Manager of Board Operations, at (202) 295–1500. SPECIAL NEEDS: Upon request, meeting notices will be made available in alternate formats to accommodate visual and hearing impairments. Individuals who have a disability and need an accommodation to attend the meeting may notify Patricia D. Batie, at (202) 295–1500. Dated: October 22, 2008. Victor M. Fortuno, Vice President & General Counsel. [FR Doc. E8–25552 Filed 10–22–08; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7050–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 52–029 AND 52–030] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Progress Energy Florida, Inc.; Levy Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2, Combined License Application And Limited Work Authorization; Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Scoping Process Florida Power Corporation doing business as Progress Energy Florida, Inc. (PEF), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Progress Energy, Inc. has submitted an application for a limited work authorization (LWA) and a combined license (COL) to build Units 1 and 2 at its Levy Nuclear Plant (LNP) site, located in Levy County, Florida. The nearest incorporated municipality is the Town of Inglis located approximately four miles from the nearest boundary of the LNP site; the site is approximately VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:48 Oct 23, 2008 Jkt 217001 10 miles northeast of the Crystal River Energy Complex, also owned by PEF. The application for the LWA and COL was submitted by PEF by letter dated July 28, 2008, pursuant to Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations 10 CFR, Part 52. A notice of receipt and availability of the application including the environmental report (ER) was published in the Federal Register on October 14, 2008 (73 FR 60726). A notice of acceptance for docketing of the application for the COL was published in the Federal Register on October 14, 2008 (73 FR 60726). A notice of hearing and opportunity to petition for leave to intervene will be published at a later date. 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) as part of the review of the LWA and COL application and to provide the public with an opportunity to participate in the environmental scoping process as defined in 10 CFR 51.29. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has requested to participate in the preparation of the EIS as a cooperating agency; the NRC has accepted their request. In addition, as outlined in 36 CFR 800.8(c), ‘‘Coordination with the National Environmental Policy Act,’’ the NRC staff plans to coordinate compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) with steps taken to meet the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA). Pursuant to 36 CFR 800.8(c), the NRC staff intends to use its process and documentation for the preparation of the EIS on the proposed action to comply with section 106 of the NHPA in lieu of the procedures set forth on 36 CFR 800.3 through 800.6. In accordance with 10 CFR 51.45, 51.49, and 51.50, PEF submitted the ER as part of the LWA and COL application. The ER was prepared pursuant to 10 CFR Parts 51 and 52 and is available for public inspection at 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 (PAR) component of NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS). ADAMS is accessible at http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html, which provides access through the NRC’s Electronic Reading Room (ERR) link. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63517 accessing the documents located in ADAMS should contact the NRC’s PDR Reference staff at 1–800–397–4209/301– 415–4737 or via e-mail at pdr@nrc.gov. The application may also be viewed on the Internet at http://www.nrc.gov/ reactors/new-reactors/col/levy.html. In addition, the Citrus County Coastal Region Library located at 8619 West Crystal Street in Crystal River, Florida; Bronson Public Library at 600 Gilbert Street, Bronson, Florida; and the Dunnellon Branch Library at 20351 Robinson Road in Dunnellon, Florida have agreed to maintain a copy of the ER and make it available for public inspection. The following key reference documents related to the application and the NRC staff’s review processes are available through the NRC’s Web site at http://www.nrc.gov: a. 10 CFR Part 51, Environmental Protection Regulations for Domestic Licensing and Related Regulatory Functions, b. 10 CFR Part 52, Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants, c. 10 CFR Part 100, Reactor Site Criteria, d. NUREG–1555, Standard Review Plans for Environmental Reviews for Nuclear Power Plants, e. NUREG/BR–0298, Brochure on Nuclear Power Plant Licensing Process, f. Regulatory Guide 4.2, Preparation of Environmental Reports for Nuclear Power Stations, g. Regulatory Guide 4.7, General Site Suitability Criteria for Nuclear Power Stations, h. Fact Sheet on Nuclear Power Plant Licensing Process, i. Regulatory 1.206, Combined License Applications for Nuclear Power Plants, j. NRR Office Instruction LIC–203, Procedural Guidance for Preparing Environmental Assessments and Considering Environmental Issues, and k. Interim Staff Guidance for Limited Work Authorizations to Support Early Site Permit and Combined License Applications (ISG–004) and the Supplement to the Interim Staff Guidance on Limited Work Authorizations. The regulations, NUREG-series documents, regulatory guides, and the fact sheet can be found under Document Collections in the ERR on the NRC Web page. The Office Instruction LIC–203 can be found in ADAMS in two parts under the accession numbers ML011710073 (main text) and ML011780314 (charts and figures). This notice advises the public that the NRC intends to gather the information necessary to prepare an EIS as part of E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 63518 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 207 / Friday, October 24, 2008 / Notices the review of the LWA and COL application for the LNP site. Possible alternatives to the proposed action (issuance of the LWA and COL) include no action, reasonable alternative energy sources, and alternate sites. The NRC is required by 10 CFR 51.20(b)(1) and (b)(2) to prepare an EIS in connection with the issuance of an LWA and COL, respectively. 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 EIS and thereafter will prepare a draft EIS for public comment. Participation in this scoping process by members of the public, local, State, Tribal, and Federal government agencies is encouraged. The scoping process for the draft EIS will be used to accomplish the following: a. Define the proposed action that is to be the subject of the EIS, b. Determine the scope of the EIS 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 EISs that are being or will be prepared that are related to but are not part of the scope of the EIS being considered, e. Identify other environmental review and consultation requirements related to the proposed action, f. Identify parties consulting with the NRC under the NHPA, as set forth in 36 CFR 800.8(c)(1)(i), g. Indicate the relationship between the timing of the preparation of the environmental analyses and the Commission’s tentative planning and decision-making schedule, h. Identify any cooperating agencies and, as appropriate, allocate assignments for preparation and schedules for completing the EIS to the NRC and any cooperating agencies; and describe how the EIS will be prepared, including any contractor assistance to be used. The NRC invites the following entities to participate in the scoping process: a. The applicant; PEF, 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, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:48 Oct 23, 2008 Jkt 217001 e. Any person who requests or has requested an opportunity to participate in the scoping process, and f. Any person who 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 staff has elected to hold two identical public scoping meetings to be held at the Florida National Guard Armory located at 8551 West Venable Street, Crystal River, Florida 33426, on Thursday, December 4, 2008. The meetings will convene at 1 p.m., which will continue until approximately 4 p.m., and again at 6 p.m. which will continue until approximately 9 p.m. The meetings will be transcribed and will include the following: (1) An overview by the NRC staff of the environmental review process, the proposed scope of the EIS, and the proposed review schedule; (2) the opportunity for interested government agencies, organizations, and individuals to submit comments on the environmental issues or the proposed scope of the EIS. Additionally, the NRC staff will host informal discussions for one hour prior to the start of each public meeting. No formal comments on the proposed scope of the EIS will be accepted during the informal discussions. To be considered, comments must be provided either at the transcribed public meeting or in writing, as discussed below. Persons may register to attend or present oral comments at the meeting on the scope of the NEPA review by contacting Mr. Douglas Bruner or Ms. Jessie M. Muir at 1–800–368–5642, extensions 2730 or 0491, respectively. In addition, persons can register via e-mail to the NRC at Levy.COLEIS@nrc.gov no later than November 26, 2008. Members of the public may also register to speak at the meeting prior to of the start of the 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 EIS. If special equipment or accommodations are needed to attend or present information at the public meeting, the need should be brought to Mr. Bruner’s or Ms. Muir’s attention no later than November 20, 2008, so that the NRC staff can determine whether the request can be accommodated. PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Members of the public may send written comments on the scope of the Levy LWA and COL environmental review to the 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 be handdelivered to the NRC at 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., on Federal workdays. To be considered in the scoping process, written comments must be postmarked or delivered by the comment period end date December 23, 2008. Electronic comments may be sent by e-mail to the NRC at Levy.COLEIS@nrc.gov. Electronic submissions must be sent no later than the comment period end date of December 23, 2008, to be considered in the scoping process. Participation in the scoping process for the EIS does not entitle participants to become parties to the proceeding to which the EIS relates. Notice of a hearing regarding the application for COL will be noticed separately in the Federal Register. At the conclusion of the scoping process, the NRC will prepare a concise summary of the determination and conclusions on the scope of the environmental review reached, including the significant issues identified, and it will be made publicly available. The staff will then prepare and issue for comment the draft EIS, which will be the subject of a separate Federal Register notice and a separate public meeting. Copies will be available for public inspection at the PDR through the above-mentioned address and one copy per request will be provided free of charge. After receipt and consideration of the comments, the NRC will prepare a final EIS, which will also be available to the public. Information about the proposed action, the EIS, and the scoping process may be obtained from Mr. Douglas Bruner or Ms. Jessie M. Muir at 1–800– 368–5642, extensions 2730 or 0491, respectively, or via e-mail at Douglas.Bruner@nrc.gov, or Jessie.Muir@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17th day of October, 2008. E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 207 / Friday, October 24, 2008 / Notices For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Andy Campbell, Acting Director, Division of Site and Environmental Reviews, Office of New Reactors. [FR Doc. E8–25381 Filed 10–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–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. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Extension: Rule 30b1–5, SEC File No. 270– 520, OMB Control No. 3235–0577. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (‘‘Act’’) the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. The title for the collection of information is ‘‘Rule 30b1–5 (17 CFR 270.30b1–5) under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–1 et seq.), Quarterly Filing of Schedule of Portfolio Holdings of Registered Management Investment Companies.’’ Rule 30b1–5 under the Investment Company Act of 1940 requires registered management investment companies, other than small business investment companies registered on Form N–5, (17 CFR 239.24 and 274.5) to file a quarterly report via the Commission’s EDGAR system on Form N–Q (17 CFR 249.332 and 274.130), not more than 60 calendar days after the close of each first and third fiscal quarter, containing their complete portfolio holdings. The Commission estimates that there are 2,820 management investment companies and series that are governed by the rule. For purposes of this analysis, the burden associated with the requirements of Rule 30b1–5 has been included in the collection of information requirements of Form N–Q, rather than the rule. The collection of information under rule 30b1–5 is mandatory. The information provided under rule 30b1– 5 is not kept confidential. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:48 Oct 23, 2008 Jkt 217001 Please direct general comments regarding the above information to the following persons: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or e-mail to: nfraser@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) Lewis W. Walker, Acting Director/ CIO, 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. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Dated: October 20, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–25379 Filed 10–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Investment Company Act Release No. 28442; 812–13077] Boulder Total Return Fund, Inc., et al.; Notice of Application October 20, 2008. Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice of application under section 6(c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (‘‘Act’’) for an exemption from section 19(b) of the Act and rule 19b-1 under the Act. AGENCY: Applicants request an order to permit certain closed-end investment companies to make periodic distributions of long-term capital gains with respect to their outstanding common stock as frequently as twelve times each year, and as frequently as distributions are specified by or in accordance with the terms of any outstanding preferred stock that such investment companies may issue. APPLICANTS: Boulder Total Return Fund, Inc., Boulder Growth & Income Fund, Inc. and The Denali Fund Inc. (formerly, the Neuberger Berman Real Estate Income Fund) and Stewart West Indies Trading Company, Ltd. (doing business as Stewart Investment Advisers) and Boulder Investment Advisers, LLC (together, the ‘‘Advisers’’). FILING DATES: April 9, 2004, August 11, 2004, December 1, 2006, January 16, 2007 and August 22, 2008. HEARING OR NOTIFICATION OF HEARING: An order granting the application will be issued unless the Commission orders a hearing. Interested persons may request SUMMARY OF APPLICATION: PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63519 a hearing by writing to the Commission’s Secretary and serving applicants with a copy of the request, personally or by mail. Hearing requests should be received by the Commission by 5:30 p.m. on November 14, 2008, and should be accompanied by proof of service on applicants, in the form of an affidavit or, for lawyers, a certificate of service. Hearing requests should state the nature of the writer’s interest, the reason for the request, and the issues contested. Persons who wish to be notified of a hearing may request notification by writing to the Commission’s Secretary. ADDRESSES: Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090; Applicants, 2344 Spruce Street, Suite A, Boulder, CO 80302, Attention: Stephen C. Miller, Esq. or Joel L. Terwilliger, Esq. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wendy Friedlander, Senior Counsel, at (202) 551–6837, or James M. Curtis, Branch Chief, at (202) 551–6825 (Division of Investment Management, Office of Chief Counsel). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is a summary of the application. The complete application may be obtained for a fee at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1520 (telephone (202) 551–5850). Applicants’ Representations 1. Each fund is a registered closed-end management investment company organized as a Maryland corporation, and each has total return as its primary objective.1 The common shares issued by each fund are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and the preferred shares are not listed on any exchange. Applicants believe that the shareholders of the funds are generally conservative, dividend-sensitive investors who desire current income periodically coupled with long-term capital appreciation and may favor a fixed distribution policy. 2. The Advisers are registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and are responsible for the overall management of the funds. The Advisers 1 Applicants request that any order issued granting the relief requested in the application also apply to any future closed-end investment company (‘‘future fund’’) that: (a) Is advised by the Advisers (including any successor in interest) or by any entity controlling, controlled by, or under common control (within the meaning of section 2(a)(9) of the Act) with the Advisers; and (b) complies with the terms and conditions of the requested order. A successor in interest is limited to entities that result from a reorganization into another jurisdiction or a change in the type of business organization. E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 52-029 AND 52-030]


Progress Energy Florida, Inc.;

    Levy Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2, Combined License 
Application And Limited Work Authorization;
    Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental
    Impact Statement and Conduct Scoping Process
    Florida Power Corporation doing business as Progress Energy 
Florida, Inc. (PEF), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Progress Energy, Inc. 
has submitted an application for a limited work authorization (LWA) and 
a combined license (COL) to build Units 1 and 2 at its Levy Nuclear 
Plant (LNP) site, located in Levy County, Florida. The nearest 
incorporated municipality is the Town of Inglis located approximately 
four miles from the nearest boundary of the LNP site; the site is 
approximately 10 miles northeast of the Crystal River Energy Complex, 
also owned by PEF. The application for the LWA and COL was submitted by 
PEF by letter dated July 28, 2008, pursuant to Title 10 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations 10 CFR, Part 52.
    A notice of receipt and availability of the application including 
the environmental report (ER) was published in the Federal Register on 
October 14, 2008 (73 FR 60726). A notice of acceptance for docketing of 
the application for the COL was published in the Federal Register on 
October 14, 2008 (73 FR 60726). A notice of hearing and opportunity to 
petition for leave to intervene will be published at a later date.
    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) as part of the review of the LWA and COL 
application and to provide the public with an opportunity to 
participate in the environmental scoping process as defined in 10 CFR 
51.29. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has 
requested to participate in the preparation of the EIS as a cooperating 
agency; the NRC has accepted their request.
    In addition, as outlined in 36 CFR 800.8(c), ``Coordination with 
the National Environmental Policy Act,'' the NRC staff plans to 
coordinate compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic 
Preservation Act (NHPA) with steps taken to meet the requirements of 
the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA). 
Pursuant to 36 CFR 800.8(c), the NRC staff intends to use its process 
and documentation for the preparation of the EIS on the proposed action 
to comply with section 106 of the NHPA in lieu of the procedures set 
forth on 36 CFR 800.3 through 800.6.
    In accordance with 10 CFR 51.45, 51.49, and 51.50, PEF submitted 
the ER as part of the LWA and COL application. The ER was prepared 
pursuant to 10 CFR Parts 51 and 52 and is available for public 
inspection at 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 (PAR) component of NRC's 
Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS). ADAMS is 
accessible at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html, which provides 
access through the NRC's Electronic Reading Room (ERR) link. 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 at 1-800-397-4209/301-415-4737 or via e-mail at pdr@nrc.gov. The 
application may also be viewed on the Internet at http://www.nrc.gov/
reactors/new-reactors/col/levy.html. In addition, the Citrus County 
Coastal Region Library located at 8619 West Crystal Street in Crystal 
River, Florida; Bronson Public Library at 600 Gilbert Street, Bronson, 
Florida; and the Dunnellon Branch Library at 20351 Robinson Road in 
Dunnellon, Florida have agreed to maintain a copy of the ER and make it 
available for public inspection.
    The following key reference documents related to the application 
and the NRC staff's review processes are available through the NRC's 
Web site at http://www.nrc.gov:
    a. 10 CFR Part 51, Environmental Protection Regulations for 
Domestic Licensing and Related Regulatory Functions,
    b. 10 CFR Part 52, Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for 
Nuclear Power Plants,
    c. 10 CFR Part 100, Reactor Site Criteria,
    d. NUREG-1555, Standard Review Plans for Environmental Reviews for 
Nuclear Power Plants,
    e. NUREG/BR-0298, Brochure on Nuclear Power Plant Licensing 
Process,
    f. Regulatory Guide 4.2, Preparation of Environmental Reports for 
Nuclear Power Stations,
    g. Regulatory Guide 4.7, General Site Suitability Criteria for 
Nuclear Power Stations,
    h. Fact Sheet on Nuclear Power Plant Licensing Process,
    i. Regulatory 1.206, Combined License Applications for Nuclear 
Power Plants,
    j. NRR Office Instruction LIC-203, Procedural Guidance for 
Preparing Environmental Assessments and Considering Environmental 
Issues, and
    k. Interim Staff Guidance for Limited Work Authorizations to 
Support Early Site Permit and Combined License Applications (ISG-004) 
and the Supplement to the Interim Staff Guidance on Limited Work 
Authorizations.
    The regulations, NUREG-series documents, regulatory guides, and the 
fact sheet can be found under Document Collections in the ERR on the 
NRC Web page. The Office Instruction LIC-203 can be found in ADAMS in 
two parts under the accession numbers ML011710073 (main text) and 
ML011780314 (charts and figures).
    This notice advises the public that the NRC intends to gather the 
information necessary to prepare an EIS as part of

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the review of the LWA and COL application for the LNP site. Possible 
alternatives to the proposed action (issuance of the LWA and COL) 
include no action, reasonable alternative energy sources, and alternate 
sites. The NRC is required by 10 CFR 51.20(b)(1) and (b)(2) to prepare 
an EIS in connection with the issuance of an LWA and COL, respectively. 
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 EIS and 
thereafter will prepare a draft EIS for public comment. Participation 
in this scoping process by members of the public, local, State, Tribal, 
and Federal government agencies is encouraged. The scoping process for 
the draft EIS will be used to accomplish the following:
    a. Define the proposed action that is to be the subject of the EIS,
    b. Determine the scope of the EIS 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 EISs that are 
being or will be prepared that are related to but are not part of the 
scope of the EIS being considered,
    e. Identify other environmental review and consultation 
requirements related to the proposed action,
    f. Identify parties consulting with the NRC under the NHPA, as set 
forth in 36 CFR 800.8(c)(1)(i),
    g. Indicate the relationship between the timing of the preparation 
of the environmental analyses and the Commission's tentative planning 
and decision-making schedule,
    h. Identify any cooperating agencies and, as appropriate, allocate 
assignments for preparation and schedules for completing the EIS to the 
NRC and any cooperating agencies; and describe how the EIS will be 
prepared, including any contractor assistance to be used.
    The NRC invites the following entities to participate in the 
scoping process:
    a. The applicant; PEF,
    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, and
    f. Any person who 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 staff has elected to hold two identical 
public scoping meetings to be held at the Florida National Guard Armory 
located at 8551 West Venable Street, Crystal River, Florida 33426, on 
Thursday, December 4, 2008. The meetings will convene at 1 p.m., which 
will continue until approximately 4 p.m., and again at 6 p.m. which 
will continue until approximately 9 p.m. The meetings will be 
transcribed and will include the following: (1) An overview by the NRC 
staff of the environmental review process, the proposed scope of the 
EIS, and the proposed review schedule; (2) the opportunity for 
interested government agencies, organizations, and individuals to 
submit comments on the environmental issues or the proposed scope of 
the EIS. Additionally, the NRC staff will host informal discussions for 
one hour prior to the start of each public meeting. No formal comments 
on the proposed scope of the EIS will be accepted during the informal 
discussions. To be considered, comments must be provided either at the 
transcribed public meeting or in writing, as discussed below. Persons 
may register to attend or present oral comments at the meeting on the 
scope of the NEPA review by contacting Mr. Douglas Bruner or Ms. Jessie 
M. Muir at 1-800-368-5642, extensions 2730 or 0491, respectively. In 
addition, persons can register via e-mail to the NRC at 
Levy.COLEIS@nrc.gov no later than November 26, 2008.
    Members of the public may also register to speak at the meeting 
prior to of the start of the 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 EIS. If special equipment or 
accommodations are needed to attend or present information at the 
public meeting, the need should be brought to Mr. Bruner's or Ms. 
Muir's attention no later than November 20, 2008, so that the NRC staff 
can determine whether the request can be accommodated.
    Members of the public may send written comments on the scope of the 
Levy LWA and COL environmental review to the 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 be hand-
delivered to the NRC at 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 
between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., on Federal workdays. To be considered 
in the scoping process, written comments must be postmarked or 
delivered by the comment period end date December 23, 2008. Electronic 
comments may be sent by e-mail to the NRC at Levy.COLEIS@nrc.gov. 
Electronic submissions must be sent no later than the comment period 
end date of December 23, 2008, to be considered in the scoping process.
    Participation in the scoping process for the EIS does not entitle 
participants to become parties to the proceeding to which the EIS 
relates. Notice of a hearing regarding the application for COL will be 
noticed separately in the Federal Register.
    At the conclusion of the scoping process, the NRC will prepare a 
concise summary of the determination and conclusions on the scope of 
the environmental review reached, including the significant issues 
identified, and it will be made publicly available. The staff will then 
prepare and issue for comment the draft EIS, which will be the subject 
of a separate Federal Register notice and a separate public meeting. 
Copies will be available for public inspection at the PDR through the 
above-mentioned address and one copy per request will be provided free 
of charge.
    After receipt and consideration of the comments, the NRC will 
prepare a final EIS, which will also be available to the public. 
Information about the proposed action, the EIS, and the scoping process 
may be obtained from Mr. Douglas Bruner or Ms. Jessie M. Muir at 1-800-
368-5642, extensions 2730 or 0491, respectively, or via e-mail at 
Douglas.Bruner@nrc.gov, or Jessie.Muir@nrc.gov.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17th day of October, 2008.


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    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Andy Campbell,
Acting Director, Division of Site and Environmental Reviews, Office of 
New Reactors.
 [FR Doc. E8-25381 Filed 10-23-08; 8:45 am]
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