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Download as PDF 74766 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 9, 2008 / Notices NRC contact, John Voglewede at (301) 251–7555 or e-mail to John.Voglewede@nrc.gov. Comments would be most helpful if received by February 9, 2009. Comments received after that date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. Although a time limit is given, comments and suggestions in connection with items for inclusion in guides currently being developed or improvements in all published guides are encouraged at any time. Electronic copies of DG–1189 are available through the NRC’s public Web site under Draft Regulatory Guides in the ‘‘Regulatory Guides’’ collection of the NRC’s Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doccollections/. Electronic copies are also available in ADAMS (http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html), under Accession No. ML081700257. In addition, regulatory guides are available for inspection at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR), which is located at 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. The PDR’s mailing address is USNRC PDR, Washington, DC 20555–0001. The PDR can also be reached by telephone at (301) 415–4737 or (800) 397–4205, by fax at (301) 415– 3548, and by e-mail to PDR@nrc.gov. Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and Commission approval is not required to reproduce them. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 2d day of December 2008. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Andrea D. Valentin, Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. [FR Doc. E8–29100 Filed 12–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES [Docket No. 50–289] Amergen Energy Company, LLC, Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1; Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplement 37 to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, and Public Meeting for the License Renewal of Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, Commission) has published a draft plant-specific supplement to the VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:51 Dec 08, 2008 Jkt 217001 Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants (GEIS), NUREG–1437, regarding the renewal of operating license DPR–50 for an additional 20 years of operation for Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 (TMI–1). TMI– 1 is located in Londonderry Township in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, on the northern end of Three Mile Island near the eastern shore of the Susquehanna River. Possible alternatives to the proposed action (license renewal) include no action and reasonable alternative energy sources. The draft Supplement 37 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.htm. The Accession Number for the draft Supplement 37 to the GEIS is ML083250417. 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 following three locations have agreed to make the draft supplement to the GEIS available for public inspection: Londonderry Township Municipal Building, 783 South Geyers Church Road, Middletown, PA 17057; Middletown Public Library, 20 North Catherine Street, Middletown, PA 17057; and Penn State Harrisburg Library, 351 Olmsted Drive, Middletown, PA 17057. 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 March 4, 2009; the NRC staff is able to ensure 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 PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 submitted to the NRC by e-mail at ThreeMileIslandEIS@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 public meetings to present an overview of the draft plantspecific supplement to the GEIS and to accept public comments on the document. The public meetings will be held on January 28, 2009, at The Elks Theatre, 4 West Emaus Street, Middletown, PA 17057. 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 afternoon meeting, and will continue until 10 p.m., as necessary. Both meetings 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, 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 Ms. Sarah Lopas, the NRC Environmental Project Manager at 1–800–368–5642, extension 1147, or by e-mail at ThreeMileIslandEIS@ nrc.gov, no later than Monday, January 26, 2009. 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 Ms. Lopas’ attention no later than January 14, 2009, to provide the NRC staff adequate notice to determine whether the request can be accommodated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sarah Lopas, 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. Ms. E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 9, 2008 / Notices Lopas may be contacted at the aforementioned telephone number or email address. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 3rd day of December, 2008. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Samson Lee, Deputy Director, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E8–29078 Filed 12–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–280 and 50–281] Virginia Electric and Power Company; Surry Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an amendment to Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 50, for Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR–32, and Renewed Facility Operating License No. DPR–37 issued to Virginia Electric and Power Company (the licensee), for operation of the Surry Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 (Surry 1 and 2), located in Surry County. Therefore, as required by 10 CFR 51.21, the NRC is issuing this environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact. Environmental Assessment pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Identification of the Proposed Action The proposed action would revise TS Section 5.0, ‘‘Design Features,’’ to delete certain design details and descriptions included in TS 5.0 that are already contained in the Updated Final Safety Analysis Report or are redundant to existing TS requirements, and are not required to be included in the TSs by Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), Part 50, Section 50.36(c)(4). The proposed change also revises the format of, and incorporates design descriptions into, TS 5.0 consistent with the content and format of NUREG–1431, ‘‘Standard Technical Specifications, Westinghouse Plants,’’ to the extent practical. A minor editorial change is proposed to address a previously deleted paragraph. The proposed action is in accordance with the licensee’s application dated April 2, 2008. The Need for the Proposed Action The proposed action allows the licensee to remove redundant or obsolete information from Technical Specification Section 5.0, ‘‘Design VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:49 Dec 08, 2008 Jkt 217001 74767 Features.’’ The proposed change would also correct a TS numbering discrepancy introduced by a previous license amendment. 2002 and Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (NUREG–1437 Supplement 6) dated November 2002. Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action The NRC has completed its safety evaluation of the proposed action and concludes that (1) There is reasonable assurance that the health and safety of the public will not be endangered by operation in the proposed manner, (2) such activities will be conducted in compliance with the Commission’s regulations, and (3) the issuance of the amendments will not be inimical to the common defense and security or the health and safety of the public. The details of the staff’s safety evaluation will be provided in the license amendment that will be issued as part of the letter to the licensee approving the license amendment. 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 offsite. There is no significant increase in the amount of any effluent released offsite. 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 and cultural resources. It does not affect non-radiological plant effluents and has no other environmental impact. Therefore, there are no significant non-radiological environmental impacts associated with the proposed action. Accordingly, the NRC concludes that there are no significant environmental impacts associated with the proposed action. Agencies and Persons Consulted 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 Surry 1 and 2, NUREG–1766, dated December PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In accordance with its stated policy, on November 20, 2008, the staff consulted with the Virginia State official, Karen Remley of the Virginia Department of Health, 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 April 2, 2008. Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, Public File Area O1 F21, 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.resource@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 2nd day of December 2008. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. John Stang, Senior Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch II–1, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E8–29101 Filed 12–8–08; 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 December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2008; January 5, 12, 2009. E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 50-289]


Amergen Energy Company, LLC, Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, 
Unit 1; Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplement 37 to the 
Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear 
Plants, and Public Meeting for the License Renewal of Three Mile Island 
Nuclear Station, Unit 1

    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 
license DPR-50 for an additional 20 years of operation for Three Mile 
Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 (TMI-1). TMI-1 is located in Londonderry 
Township in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, on the northern end of Three 
Mile Island near the eastern shore of the Susquehanna River. Possible 
alternatives to the proposed action (license renewal) include no action 
and reasonable alternative energy sources.
    The draft Supplement 37 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.htm. The Accession Number for the draft Supplement 37 to the 
GEIS is ML083250417. 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 
following three locations have agreed to make the draft supplement to 
the GEIS available for public inspection: Londonderry Township 
Municipal Building, 783 South Geyers Church Road, Middletown, PA 17057; 
Middletown Public Library, 20 North Catherine Street, Middletown, PA 
17057; and Penn State Harrisburg Library, 351 Olmsted Drive, 
Middletown, PA 17057.
    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 March 4, 2009; the NRC staff is able to ensure 
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 ThreeMileIslandEIS@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 public meetings to 
present an overview of the draft plant-specific supplement to the GEIS 
and to accept public comments on the document. The public meetings will 
be held on January 28, 2009, at The Elks Theatre, 4 West Emaus Street, 
Middletown, PA 17057. 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 
afternoon meeting, and will continue until 10 p.m., as necessary. Both 
meetings 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, 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 Ms. Sarah 
Lopas, the NRC Environmental Project Manager at 1-800-368-5642, 
extension 1147, or by e-mail at ThreeMileIslandEIS@ nrc.gov, no later 
than Monday, January 26, 2009. 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 Ms. Lopas' 
attention no later than January 14, 2009, to provide the NRC staff 
adequate notice to determine whether the request can be accommodated.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sarah Lopas, 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. Ms.

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Lopas may be contacted at the aforementioned telephone number or e-mail 
address.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 3rd day of December, 2008.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Samson Lee,
Deputy Director, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation.
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