Extension of Public Comment Period on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Nichols Ranch In-Situ Recovery Project in Campbell and Johnson Counties, WY; Supplement to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for In-Situ Leach Uranium Milling Facilities, 6066-6067 [2010-2529]

Download as PDF 6066 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 24 / Friday, February 5, 2010 / Notices Federal rulemaking Web site http:// www.regulations.gov. Because your comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information, the NRC cautions you against including any information in your submission that you do not want to be publicly disclosed. The NRC requests that any party soliciting or aggregating comments received from other persons for submission to the NRC inform those persons that the NRC will not edit their comments to remove any identifying or contact information, and therefore, they should not include any information in their comments that they do not want publicly disclosed. Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for documents filed under Docket ID NRC–2009–0364. Comments may be submitted electronically through this Web site. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher at 301–492– 3668, or e-mail at Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. Mail comments to: Michael T. Lesar, Chief, Rulemaking and Directives Branch (RDB), Division of Administrative Services, Office of Administration, Mail Stop: TWB–05– B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, or by fax to RDB at (301) 492– 3446. You may also send comments electronically to MooreRanchISRSEIS@nrc.gov. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information on the NRC’s NEPA process, or the environmental review process related to the Draft SEIS, please contact Behram Shroff, Project Manager, Environmental Review Branch, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection (DWMEP), Mail Stop T–8F5, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, by phone at 1 (800) 368–5642, extension 0666. For general or technical information associated with the safety and licensing of uranium milling facilities, please contact Stephen Cohen, Team Lead, Uranium Recovery Branch, DWMEP, Mail Stop T–8F5, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, by phone at 1 (800) 368–5642, extension 7182. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction As stated previously, in response to several requests during the public comment period, the NRC is extending the Draft SEIS comment period close date from February 1, 2010, to March 3, 2010. The comment period extension is in response to public comments VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:26 Feb 04, 2010 Jkt 220001 indicating (1) the original comment period for the Draft SEIS included multiple Federal holidays, and (2) the Draft SEIS for the Moore Ranch ISR Project was published concurrently with two additional NRC Draft SEISs (the Lost Creek ISR Project in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, and the Nichols Ranch ISR Project in Campbell and Johnson Counties, Wyoming). Following the end of the public comment period, the NRC staff will publish a Final SEIS for the Moore Ranch ISR Project that addresses, as appropriate, the public comments on the Draft SEIS. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 1st day of February, 2010. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Patrice M. Bubar, Deputy Director, Environmental Protection and Performance Assessment Directorate, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs. II. Further Information Publicly available documents related to this notice can be accessed using the following methods: NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR): The public may examine and have copied, for a fee, publicly available documents at the NRC’s PDR, Public File Area O1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are available electronically at the NRC’s Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/adams.html. From this page, the public can gain entry into ADAMS, which provides text and image files of NRC’s public documents. If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC’s PDR reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, (301) 415–4737, or by e-mail to Pdr.Resource@nrc.gov. The ‘‘Environmental Impact Statement for the Moore Ranch ISR Project in Campbell County, Wyoming— Supplement to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for InSitu Leach Uranium Milling Facilities’’ is available electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML093350050. The Draft SEIS for the Moore Ranch ISR Project also may be accessed on the internet at http://www.nrc.gov/readingrm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/ by selecting ‘‘NUREG–1910.’’ The Draft SEIS will be Supplement 1 to NUREG– 1910. To facilitate review, links to NEPA documents developed by other federal agencies that were referenced in the Draft SEIS will be provided at the aforementioned internet address. Additionally, a copy of the Draft SEIS will be available at the following public library: Campbell County Public Library, 2101 South 4J Road, Gillette, Wyoming 82718, 307–687–0009. [NRC–2008–0339] PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2010–2528 Filed 2–4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Extension of Public Comment Period on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Nichols Ranch InSitu Recovery Project in Campbell and Johnson Counties, WY; Supplement to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for In-Situ Leach Uranium Milling Facilities AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). ACTION: Extension of Public Comment Period. SUMMARY: This notice revises a notice published on Friday, December 11, 2009, in the Federal Register (74 FR 65808), which announced, in part, that the public comment period for the NRC’s Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SEIS) for the Nichols Ranch In-Situ Recovery (ISR) Project closes on February 1, 2010. The purpose of this notice is to extend the public comment period on the Draft SEIS for the Nichols Ranch ISR Project to March 3, 2010. DATES: Members of the public have been submitting written comments on the Draft SEIS for the Nichols Ranch ISR Project since the initial notice of availability was published on December 11, 2009 (74 FR 65808). In response to multiple requests received in writing, the comment period on the Draft SEIS is being extended to March 3, 2010. The NRC will consider comments received or postmarked after that date to the extent practical. Written comments should be submitted as described in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any one of the following methods. Please include Docket ID NRC–2008– 0339 in the subject line of your comments. Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be posted on the NRC Web site and on the Federal rulemaking Web site http:// www.regulations.gov. Because your comments will not be edited to remove E:\FR\FM\05FEN1.SGM 05FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 24 / Friday, February 5, 2010 / Notices any identifying or contact information, the NRC cautions you against including any information in your submission that you do not want to be publicly disclosed. The NRC requests that any party soliciting or aggregating comments received from other persons for submission to the NRC inform those persons that the NRC will not edit their comments to remove any identifying or contact information, and therefore, they should not include any information in their comments that they do not want publicly disclosed. Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for documents filed under Docket ID NRC–2008–0339. Comments may be submitted electronically through this Web site. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher at 301–492– 3668, or e-mail at Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. Mail comments to: Michael T. Lesar, Chief, Rulemaking and Directives Branch (RDB), Division of Administrative Services, Office of Administration, Mail Stop: TWB–05– B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, or by fax to RDB at (301) 492– 3446. You may also send comments electronically to NicholsRanchISRSEIS@nrc.gov. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information on the NRC’s NEPA process, or the environmental review process related to the Draft SEIS, please contact Irene Yu, Project Manager, Environmental Review Branch, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection (DWMEP), Mail Stop T–8F5, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, 20555–001, by phone at 1 (800) 368–5642, extension 1951. For general or technical information associated with the safety and licensing of uranium milling facilities, please contact Stephen Cohen, Team Lead, Uranium Recovery Branch, DWMEP, Mail Stop T–8F5, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, by phone at 1 (800) 368–5642, extension 7182. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction As stated previously, in response to several requests during the public comment period, the NRC is extending the Draft SEIS comment period close date from February 1, 2010, to March 3, 2010. The comment period extension is in response to public comments indicating (1) the original comment period for the Draft SEIS included multiple Federal holidays, and (2) the VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:26 Feb 04, 2010 Jkt 220001 Draft SEIS for the Nichols Ranch ISR Project was published concurrently with two additional NRC Draft SEISs (the Lost Creek ISR Project in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, and the Moore Ranch ISR Project in Campbell County, Wyoming). Following the end of the public comment period, the NRC staff will publish a Final SEIS for the Nichols Ranch ISR Project that addresses, as appropriate, the public comments on the Draft SEIS. Campbell County Public Library, 2101 South 4J Road, Gillette, Wyoming 82718, 307–687–0009. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 1st day of February, 2010. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Patrice M. Bubar, Deputy Director, Environmental Protection and Performance Assessment Directorate, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs. BILLING CODE 7590–01–P Publicly available documents related to this notice can be accessed using the following methods: NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR): The public may examine and have copied, for a fee, publicly available documents at the NRC’s PDR, Public File Area O1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are available electronically at the NRC’s Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/adams.html. From this page, the public can gain entry into ADAMS, which provides text and image files of NRC’s public documents. If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC’s PDR reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by e-mail to Pdr.Resource@nrc.gov. The ‘‘Environmental Impact Statement for the Nichols Ranch ISR Project in Campbell and Johnson Counties, Wyoming—Supplement to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for InSitu Leach Uranium Milling Facilities’’ is available electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML093340536. The Draft SEIS for the Nichols Ranch ISR Project also may be accessed on the internet at http://www.nrc.gov/readingrm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/ by selecting ‘‘NUREG–1910.’’ The Draft SEIS will be Supplement 2 to NUREG– 1910. To facilitate review, links to NEPA documents developed by other Federal agencies that were referenced in the Draft SEIS will be provided at the aforementioned internet address. Additionally, a copy of the Draft SEIS will be available at the following public libraries: Frm 00128 Johnson County Library, 171 North Adams Avenue, Buffalo, Wyoming 82834, 307–684–5546. [FR Doc. 2010–2529 Filed 2–4–10; 8:45 am] II. Further Information PO 00000 6067 NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 40–1162; NRC–2010–0038] Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for License Amendment for Revised Groundwater Protection Standards, Western Nuclear, Inc., Jeffrey City, WY AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of availability. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Chang, Project Manager, Special Projects Branch, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Telephone: (301) 415– 7188; fax number: (301) 415–5369; email: richard.chang@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuing a license amendment to Materials License No. SUA–56, held by Western Nuclear, Inc. (WNI), to authorize revised groundwater protection standards for its facility near Jeffrey City, Wyoming. On June 19, 1981, WNI announced that the facility would be placed on standby because of a diminishing demand for the ore and because of depressed uranium prices. The facility remained on standby until 1986 when the NRC staff amended the license to terminate the use of the tailings impoundments for disposal, and WNI was required to submit a tailings reclamation plan. On December 1, 2008, as supplemented by a February 7, 2009, submittal, WNI submitted a license amendment request for revised groundwater protection standards. On E:\FR\FM\05FEN1.SGM 05FEN1

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[NRC-2008-0339]


Extension of Public Comment Period on the Draft Environmental 
Impact Statement for the Nichols Ranch In-Situ Recovery Project in 
Campbell and Johnson Counties, WY; Supplement to the Generic 
Environmental Impact Statement for In-Situ Leach Uranium Milling 
Facilities

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Extension of Public Comment Period.

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SUMMARY: This notice revises a notice published on Friday, December 11, 
2009, in the Federal Register (74 FR 65808), which announced, in part, 
that the public comment period for the NRC's Draft Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SEIS) for the Nichols Ranch In-
Situ Recovery (ISR) Project closes on February 1, 2010. The purpose of 
this notice is to extend the public comment period on the Draft SEIS 
for the Nichols Ranch ISR Project to March 3, 2010.

DATES: Members of the public have been submitting written comments on 
the Draft SEIS for the Nichols Ranch ISR Project since the initial 
notice of availability was published on December 11, 2009 (74 FR 
65808). In response to multiple requests received in writing, the 
comment period on the Draft SEIS is being extended to March 3, 2010. 
The NRC will consider comments received or postmarked after that date 
to the extent practical. Written comments should be submitted as 
described in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any one of the following methods. 
Please include Docket ID NRC-2008-0339 in the subject line of your 
comments. Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be 
posted on the NRC Web site and on the Federal rulemaking Web site 
http://www.regulations.gov. Because your comments will not be edited to 
remove

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any identifying or contact information, the NRC cautions you against 
including any information in your submission that you do not want to be 
publicly disclosed.
    The NRC requests that any party soliciting or aggregating comments 
received from other persons for submission to the NRC inform those 
persons that the NRC will not edit their comments to remove any 
identifying or contact information, and therefore, they should not 
include any information in their comments that they do not want 
publicly disclosed.
    Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and 
search for documents filed under Docket ID NRC-2008-0339. Comments may 
be submitted electronically through this Web site. Address questions 
about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher at 301-492-3668, or e-mail at 
Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov.
    Mail comments to: Michael T. Lesar, Chief, Rulemaking and 
Directives Branch (RDB), Division of Administrative Services, Office of 
Administration, Mail Stop: TWB-05-B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, or by fax to RDB at (301) 492-
3446. You may also send comments electronically to 
NicholsRanchISRSEIS@nrc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information on the NRC's 
NEPA process, or the environmental review process related to the Draft 
SEIS, please contact Irene Yu, Project Manager, Environmental Review 
Branch, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection 
(DWMEP), Mail Stop T-8F5, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC, 20555-001, by phone at 1 (800) 368-5642, extension 
1951. For general or technical information associated with the safety 
and licensing of uranium milling facilities, please contact Stephen 
Cohen, Team Lead, Uranium Recovery Branch, DWMEP, Mail Stop T-8F5, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by phone at 1 
(800) 368-5642, extension 7182.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    As stated previously, in response to several requests during the 
public comment period, the NRC is extending the Draft SEIS comment 
period close date from February 1, 2010, to March 3, 2010. The comment 
period extension is in response to public comments indicating (1) the 
original comment period for the Draft SEIS included multiple Federal 
holidays, and (2) the Draft SEIS for the Nichols Ranch ISR Project was 
published concurrently with two additional NRC Draft SEISs (the Lost 
Creek ISR Project in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, and the Moore Ranch 
ISR Project in Campbell County, Wyoming).
    Following the end of the public comment period, the NRC staff will 
publish a Final SEIS for the Nichols Ranch ISR Project that addresses, 
as appropriate, the public comments on the Draft SEIS.

II. Further Information

    Publicly available documents related to this notice can be accessed 
using the following methods:
    NRC's Public Document Room (PDR): The public may examine and have 
copied, for a fee, publicly available documents at the NRC's PDR, 
Public File Area O1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, Maryland.
    NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): 
Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are 
available electronically at the NRC's Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this page, the public can gain 
entry into ADAMS, which provides text and image files of NRC's public 
documents. If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems 
in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC's PDR 
reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by e-mail to 
Pdr.Resource@nrc.gov. The ``Environmental Impact Statement for the 
Nichols Ranch ISR Project in Campbell and Johnson Counties, Wyoming--
Supplement to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for In-Situ 
Leach Uranium Milling Facilities'' is available electronically under 
ADAMS Accession Number ML093340536.
    The Draft SEIS for the Nichols Ranch ISR Project also may be 
accessed on the internet at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/ by selecting ``NUREG-1910.'' The Draft SEIS 
will be Supplement 2 to NUREG-1910. To facilitate review, links to NEPA 
documents developed by other Federal agencies that were referenced in 
the Draft SEIS will be provided at the aforementioned internet address. 
Additionally, a copy of the Draft SEIS will be available at the 
following public libraries:

Campbell County Public Library, 2101 South 4J Road, Gillette, Wyoming 
82718, 307-687-0009.
Johnson County Library, 171 North Adams Avenue, Buffalo, Wyoming 82834, 
307-684-5546.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 1st day of February, 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Patrice M. Bubar,
Deputy Director, Environmental Protection and Performance Assessment 
Directorate, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, 
Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management 
Programs.
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