National Environmental Policy Act; NASA Glenn Research Center Plum Brook Station Wind Farm Project, 52374-52375 [2010-21052]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES 52374 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 164 / Wednesday, August 25, 2010 / Notices may be obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain or by contacting Linda Watts Thomas on 202–693–4223 (this is not a toll-free number) and email mail to: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Department of Labor—Employment and Training Administration, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 202–395–7316/Fax 202–395–5806 (these are not toll-free numbers), e-mail: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register. In order to ensure the appropriate consideration, comments should reference the applicable OMB Control Number (see below). 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AGENCY: NASA intends to conduct scoping and prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the NASA GRC Plum Brook Station Wind Farm Project located near Sandusky, Ohio, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), the CEQ Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR Parts 1500–1508), Executive Order 13423, ‘‘Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management’’, and NASA policy and procedures (14 CFR part 1216 Subpart 1216.3). The purpose of scoping is for NASA to obtain public comments on construction and operation of the wind farm. The purpose of constructing and operating the wind farm is for NASA to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 increase its use of renewable energy sources on the NASA-owned land at Plum Brook Station, which will enable NASA to meet the objectives of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Three alternatives will be examined in this EIS: Two siting alternatives and the no-action alternative. The two siting alternatives would involve different configurations for the wind farm on approximately 2,000 acres of underutilized land at Plum Brook Station. Environmental impacts to be considered in the EIS are those impacts associated with construction and operation for up to 30 wind turbines. DATES: Interested parties are invited to submit comments to on this proposed action, preferably in writing, no later than 60 days from the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the scope of this EIS should be addressed to NASA Wind Farm EIS, P.O. Box 1490, Germantown, MD 20874–1490. While hard copy comments are preferred, comments may be sent via e-mail to nasawindfarmeis@saic.com, or by tollfree fax to 877–344–0517. NASA has also scheduled a public meeting to solicit comments and concerns from the public regarding this proposed action. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on September 14, 2010, at Sandusky High School, 2130 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky, OH, 44870. NASA will give equal weight to written, e-mail, fax, and oral comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding the scoping process and requests to be placed on the distribution list for this EIS should be directed to Mr. John A. Selby, NASA Glenn Research Center, by any of the means given above, or by calling tollfree at 877–303–6530. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: GRC is pursuing this because previous studies have concluded that wind energy at Plum Brook Station had the greatest potential of generating large amounts of renewable energy. The Proposed Action is for GRC to enter into a 20 to 25 year strategic partnership with a Wind Energy Developer for the development and operation of a wind farm at Glenn’s Plum Brook Station campus. The wind farm will have a maximum estimated capacity of 70 megawatts, consisting of 20 to 30 wind turbines each rated at approximately 2.5 megawatts. This equates to approximately 20 megawatts of average total power output based on a 30% wind capacity factor. E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 164 / Wednesday, August 25, 2010 / Notices In addition, when fully operational, this project could potentially provide GRC’s Plum Brook Station and Lewis Field with a renewable electrical supply which would assist NASA in meeting Executive Order 13423 (Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management), requiring 7.5% of all electrical energy used agencywide to come from renewable energy sources by the year 2013. This 7.5% goal equates to approximately 14 megawatts. All of NASA’s agency assets currently receive 6.5 megawatts of electrical power from renewables, thus leaving a shortfall of 7.5 megawatts in meeting the 2013 target. Because Executive Order 13423 provides for a double credit if the renewable energy is produced on federal property, Glenn can apply 3.8 megawatts of the wind farm output to completely meet the total agency requirement. NASA has identified an approximately 2,000-acre tract along the east-central portion of the 6,400-acre Plum Brook Station for initial consideration for wind farm development. This area was determined based on consideration of the GRC Master Plan, ongoing and planned activities, known wildlife areas, and consideration of a potential future aircraft runway. Currently under consideration are alternatives to the Proposed Action that will be discussed in this EIS. They include, but are not limited to, the noaction alternative, a wind farm design featuring full build-out of 20 to 30 wind turbines, and an alternative featuring an intermediate wind farm design based on Ohio Power Siting Board setbacks and other siting constraints. The EIS will consider the potential impacts associated with construction and operation of the Wind Farm Project. Science Applications International Corporation of Germantown, Maryland, has been contracted to support NASA’s preparation of this EIS and implementation of associated scoping activities. Written public input and comments on environmental impacts associated with the proposed Wind Farm Project are hereby solicited. Written comments, statements, and or questions regarding the alternatives or environmental impacts should identify issues or suggest topics to be included in this EIS. Olga M. Dominguez, Assistant Administrator for Strategic Infrastructure. [FR Doc. 2010–21052 Filed 8–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:48 Aug 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: (10–094)] NASA Advisory Council; Exploration Committee National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a meeting of the Exploration Committee of the NASA Advisory Council. SUMMARY: Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 1 p.m.–6:30 p.m., Local Time. ADDRESSES: NASA Headquarters, Glennan Conference Room (1Q39); 300 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20546. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Jane Parham, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters, 300 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20546, 202/358–1715; jane.parham@nasa.gov. DATES: The agenda topics for the meeting will include: • Human Research Program Risk Development Process. • Exploration of Near Earth Objects (NEO) Objectives Workshop Results. • Global Point of Departure— Exploration Architecture and Other Agency Partnerships. • Status of Commercial Crew/Cargo Activity. The meeting will be open to the public up to the seating capacity of the room. It is imperative that the meeting be held on these dates to accommodate the scheduling priorities of the key participants. Visitors will need to show a valid government-issued picture identification such as driver’s license or passport at the Visitor Center in the West Lobby, and must state they are attending the NASA Advisory Council Exploration Committee meeting in HQ Room 1Q39. Further, no later than September 7, 2010, all non-U.S. citizens must submit the following information to Ms. Jane Parham, Room 7C27, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20546; Fax (202) 358–3406: Name, current address, citizenship, company affiliation (if applicable) to include address, telephone number, and their title, place of birth, date of birth, U.S. visa information to include type, number, and expiration date, U.S. Social Security SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52375 Number (if applicable), Permanent Resident Alien card number and expiration date (if applicable), place and date of entry into the U.S., and passport information to include country of issue, number, and expiration date. For questions, please call Jane Parham at (202) 358–1715. Dated: August 19, 2010. P. Diane Rausch, Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–21054 Filed 8–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–305; NRC–2010–0041] Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc. Kewaunee Power Station; Notice of Availability of the Final Supplement 40 to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding the License Renewal of Kewaunee Power Station Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has published a final 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–43 for an additional 20 years of operation for Kewaunee Power Station (KPS). The KPS site is located on the shore of Lake Michigan, approximately 27 miles eastsoutheast of Green Bay, WI. Possible alternatives to the proposed action (license renewal) include no action and reasonable alternative energy sources. As discussed in Section 9.4 of the final supplement, the staff determined that the adverse environmental impacts of license renewal for KPS are not great enough to deny the option of license renewal for energy-planning decision makers. This recommendation is based on: (1) The analysis and findings in the GEIS; (2) information provided in the environmental report submitted by Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc.; (3) consultation with Federal, State, and local agencies; (4) the staff’s own independent review; and (5) consideration of public comments received during scoping and on the draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. The final Supplement 40 to the GEIS is publicly available at the NRC Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, Public File Area O– 1F21, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1

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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[Notice 10-093]


National Environmental Policy Act; NASA Glenn Research Center 
Plum Brook Station Wind Farm Project

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement 
and to conduct scoping for the NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC).

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SUMMARY: NASA intends to conduct scoping and prepare an Environmental 
Impact Statement (EIS) for the NASA GRC Plum Brook Station Wind Farm 
Project located near Sandusky, Ohio, pursuant to the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321, et 
seq.), the CEQ Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions 
of NEPA (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508), Executive Order 13423, 
``Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation 
Management'', and NASA policy and procedures (14 CFR part 1216 Subpart 
1216.3). The purpose of scoping is for NASA to obtain public comments 
on construction and operation of the wind farm.
    The purpose of constructing and operating the wind farm is for NASA 
to increase its use of renewable energy sources on the NASA-owned land 
at Plum Brook Station, which will enable NASA to meet the objectives of 
the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
    Three alternatives will be examined in this EIS: Two siting 
alternatives and the no-action alternative. The two siting alternatives 
would involve different configurations for the wind farm on 
approximately 2,000 acres of underutilized land at Plum Brook Station.
    Environmental impacts to be considered in the EIS are those impacts 
associated with construction and operation for up to 30 wind turbines.

DATES: Interested parties are invited to submit comments to on this 
proposed action, preferably in writing, no later than 60 days from the 
date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on the scope of this EIS should be 
addressed to NASA Wind Farm EIS, P.O. Box 1490, Germantown, MD 20874-
1490. While hard copy comments are preferred, comments may be sent via 
e-mail to nasawindfarmeis@saic.com, or by toll-free fax to 877-344-
0517. NASA has also scheduled a public meeting to solicit comments and 
concerns from the public regarding this proposed action. The meeting 
will be held at 6:30 p.m. on September 14, 2010, at Sandusky High 
School, 2130 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky, OH, 44870. NASA will give equal 
weight to written, e-mail, fax, and oral comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding the scoping 
process and requests to be placed on the distribution list for this EIS 
should be directed to Mr. John A. Selby, NASA Glenn Research Center, by 
any of the means given above, or by calling toll-free at 877-303-6530.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: GRC is pursuing this because previous 
studies have concluded that wind energy at Plum Brook Station had the 
greatest potential of generating large amounts of renewable energy.
    The Proposed Action is for GRC to enter into a 20 to 25 year 
strategic partnership with a Wind Energy Developer for the development 
and operation of a wind farm at Glenn's Plum Brook Station campus. The 
wind farm will have a maximum estimated capacity of 70 megawatts, 
consisting of 20 to 30 wind turbines each rated at approximately 2.5 
megawatts. This equates to approximately 20 megawatts of average total 
power output based on a 30% wind capacity factor.

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    In addition, when fully operational, this project could potentially 
provide GRC's Plum Brook Station and Lewis Field with a renewable 
electrical supply which would assist NASA in meeting Executive Order 
13423 (Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation 
Management), requiring 7.5% of all electrical energy used agencywide to 
come from renewable energy sources by the year 2013. This 7.5% goal 
equates to approximately 14 megawatts. All of NASA's agency assets 
currently receive 6.5 megawatts of electrical power from renewables, 
thus leaving a shortfall of 7.5 megawatts in meeting the 2013 target. 
Because Executive Order 13423 provides for a double credit if the 
renewable energy is produced on federal property, Glenn can apply 3.8 
megawatts of the wind farm output to completely meet the total agency 
requirement.
    NASA has identified an approximately 2,000-acre tract along the 
east-central portion of the 6,400-acre Plum Brook Station for initial 
consideration for wind farm development. This area was determined based 
on consideration of the GRC Master Plan, ongoing and planned 
activities, known wildlife areas, and consideration of a potential 
future aircraft runway.
    Currently under consideration are alternatives to the Proposed 
Action that will be discussed in this EIS. They include, but are not 
limited to, the no-action alternative, a wind farm design featuring 
full build-out of 20 to 30 wind turbines, and an alternative featuring 
an intermediate wind farm design based on Ohio Power Siting Board 
setbacks and other siting constraints.
    The EIS will consider the potential impacts associated with 
construction and operation of the Wind Farm Project. Science 
Applications International Corporation of Germantown, Maryland, has 
been contracted to support NASA's preparation of this EIS and 
implementation of associated scoping activities.
    Written public input and comments on environmental impacts 
associated with the proposed Wind Farm Project are hereby solicited. 
Written comments, statements, and or questions regarding the 
alternatives or environmental impacts should identify issues or suggest 
topics to be included in this EIS.

Olga M. Dominguez,
Assistant Administrator for Strategic Infrastructure.
[FR Doc. 2010-21052 Filed 8-24-10; 8:45 am]
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