Luminant Generation Company LLC.; Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Combined Licenses for Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant Units 3 and 4, 29278-29279 [2011-12446]

Download as PDF 29278 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 98 / Friday, May 20, 2011 / Notices that would affect air quality during the interim storage period. No changes to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit are needed. No effects on the aquatic or terrestrial habitat in the vicinity of the plant, or to threatened, endangered, or protected species under the Endangered Species Act, or impacts to essential fish habitat covered by the Magnuson-Stevens Act are expected. There are no impacts to historical and cultural resources. There would be no impact to socioeconomic resources. Therefore, no changes to or different types of non-radiological environmental impacts are expected as a result of the proposed action. Accordingly, the NRC concludes that there are no significant environmental impacts associated with the proposed action. The details of the NRC staff’s safety evaluation will be provided in the license amendment, if approved by the NRC, which will be issued as part of the letter to the licensee approving the proposed action. Environmental Impacts of the Alternatives to the Proposed Action As an alternative to the proposed action, the NRC staff also considered denial of the proposed actions (i.e., the ‘‘no-action’’ alternative). Denial of the proposed action may result in the eventual need to construct additional LLRW storage space at LGS. The construction of a new storage facility at LGS could involve the disturbance of previously undisturbed soil and would require additional decommissioning and decontamination activities. However, the construction and decommissioning of a LLRW storage facility would be accomplished in accordance with NRC regulations and the LGS Operating License. Therefore, the environmental impact of this alternative would be minimal. Denial of the application would result in no change in current environmental impacts. The environmental impacts of the proposed action and the ‘‘no action’’ alternative are similar. jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 PBAPS Unit 1, 2, and 3, dated April 1973, and for PBAPS Unit 2 and 3, ‘‘Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants,’’ (NUREG–1437, Supplement 10), dated January 2003. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 May 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 Agencies and Persons Consulted Finding of No Significant Impact In accordance with its stated policy, on December 2, 2010, the NRC staff consulted with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania official, Rich Janati, regarding the environmental impact of the proposed action. In response, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) submitted the following comments on Exelon Generation Company’s (EGC) proposed action: 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 January 6, 2010, as supplemented by letters dated August 20, 2010, October 14, 2010, and December 6, 2010. These 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 O–1F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland 20852. Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are available online in the NRC Library at 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. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) is providing comments regarding a license amendment request by Exelon Generating Company, LLC (EGC), dated January 6, 2010, to store low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) from Limerick Generating Station (LGS) in the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station (PBAPS) LLRW Storage Facility. Considering the nature of the waste, the projected number of shipments and the existing capacity of the on-site storage facility for Class B and C wastes at PBAPS, it is our assessment that the transfer and storage of LLRW from LGS to PBAPS would not pose any danger to public health, safety and the environment. However, this practice should not set a precedent for the transfer of spent nuclear fuel from one facility to another. It is expected that EGC would immediately cease shipments of LLRW from LGS to PBAPS when a disposal facility for Class B and C wastes becomes available. It is also expected that EGC would implement a waste minimization program, consistent with the latest industry guidelines, to reduce the generation of Class B and C wastes at LGS. We are also requesting that EGC report to PADEP, on an annual basis, the amount of LGS waste (by volume and activity) being stored at PBAPS and inform PADEP in advance of any shipments of LLRW from LGS to PBAPS. The NRC staff evaluated PADEP’s comments to determine whether a change was needed to the EA. The NRC staff finds PADEP’s assessment that the transfer and storage of LLRW from LGS to PBAPS would not pose any danger to public health, safety and the environment consistent with the staff’s finding on no significant impact. Therefore, no change will be made to the EA based on the comment. The other comments from PADEP are directed to the licensee, Exelon, and do not change the NRC staff’s assessment that there are no significant environmental impacts associated with the proposed action. Therefore, no change will be made to the EA based on these comments. With regard to PADEP’s comments concerning the transfer of spent nuclear fuel, the NRC staff notes that the proposed action does not involve any transfer of spent nuclear fuel from LGS to PBAPS. PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 13th day of May 2011. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. John D. Hughey, Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch I– 2, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2011–12444 Filed 5–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 52–034 and 52–035, NRC– 2008–0594] Luminant Generation Company LLC.; Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Combined Licenses for Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant Units 3 and 4 Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District as a cooperating agency have published a final environmental impact statement (EIS), NUREG–1943, ‘‘Environmental Impact Statement for Combined Licenses (COLs) for Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant Units 3 and 4: Final Report.’’ The site comprises approximately 7,950 acres in Hood and Somervell Counties, Texas on the E:\FR\FM\20MYN1.SGM 20MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 98 / Friday, May 20, 2011 / Notices Squaw Creek Reservoir approximately 5.2 miles (mi) north of Glen Rose, Texas. The draft EIS was published by the NRC in August 2010; a notice of availability appeared in the Federal Register on August 12, 2010 (75 FR 48998). The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the final EIS is available for public inspection. The final EIS may be viewed online at: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doccollections/nuregs/staff/sr1943/. In addition, the final EIS is available for inspection in the NRC Public Document Room (PDR) located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike Rockville, MD 20852 or from NRC’s Agency-wide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS). ADAMS is accessible from the NRC Web site at http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. The final EIS is available in two volumes under accession numbers ML11131A001 and ML11131A002. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS should contact the PDR reference staff by telephone at 1–800– 397–4209 and 1–301–415–4737 or by sending an e-mail to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. In addition, the Somervell County Library, 108 Allen Drive, Glen Rose, Texas 76043 and the Hood County Library, 222 North Travis Street, Granbury, Texas 76048 has agreed to make the EIS available to the public. Mr. Michael Willingham, Environmental Projects Branch 1, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Mail Stop T7– E30, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Mr. Willingham may be contacted by telephone at 301–415–3924 or via e-mail at Michael.Willingham@nrc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 13th day of May, 2011. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Gregory P. Hatchett, Acting Deputy Director, Division of Site and Environmental Reviews, Office of New Reactors. [FR Doc. 2011–12446 Filed 5–19–11; 8:45 am] jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 7590–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 May 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [DOCKET NO. 52–016; NRC–2008–0250] Calvert Cliffs 3 Nuclear Project, LLC and Unistar Nuclear Operating Services, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Combined License Application for Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Unit 3 Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as a cooperating agency, have published a final environmental impact statement (EIS), NUREG–1936, for the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant (CCNPP), Unit 3 Combined License (COL) application. The site is located near the town of Lusby in Calvert County, Maryland, on the west shore of the Chesapeake Bay. A notice of availability of the draft EIS was published by the NRC in the Federal Register on April 21, 2010 (76 FR 20867), and by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on April 26, 2010 and April 30, 2010 (76 FR 21625 and 76 FR 22778). The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that NUREG–1936, ‘‘Environmental Impact Statement for the Combined License for the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Unit 3: Final Report,’’ is available for public inspection in the NRC Public Document Room (PDR) located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (First Floor) Rockville, MD 20852, or from the Publicly Available Records component of NRC Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS). ADAMS is accessible from the NRC Web site at www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html which provides access through the NRC Electronic Reading Room link. The accession numbers in ADAMS for the final EIS are ML11129A167 and ML11129A179. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS should contact the PDR reference staff by telephone at 1–800– 397–4209 or 1–301–415–4737, or by sending an e-mail to PDR.resource@nrc.gov. The final EIS may also be viewed on the Internet at: http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/newreactors/col/calvert-cliffs/documents/ nrc-2011.html. In addition, the following public libraries in the vicinity of the CCNPP site have agreed to make the final EIS available for public inspection: Calvert Library, Southern Branch located at 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby, Maryland; and Calvert Library, Prince Frederick located at 850 Costley PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29279 Way, Prince Frederick, Maryland. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will also publish a Notice of Filing in the Federal Register which is expected to be on May 20, 2011. Such notices are published every Friday. For Further Information Contact: Ms. Laura Quinn, Project Manager, Environmental Projects Branch 3, Division of Site and Environmental Reviews, Office of New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Ms. Quinn may be contacted by telephone at 301–415–2220, or via e-mail to Laura.Quinn@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 13th day of May, 2011. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Gregory P. Hatchett, Acting Deputy Director, Division of Site and Environmental Reviews, Office of New Reactors. [FR Doc. 2011–12458 Filed 5–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION NORTHERN STATES POWER COMPANY [Docket Numbers 50–282 and 50–306; NRC– 2009–0507] Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant, Units 1 and 2; Notice of Availability of the Final Supplement 39 to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding the License Renewal of Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plants, Units 1 and 2 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 Licenses DPR–42 and DPR–60 for an additional 20 years of operation for Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant, Units 1 and Unit 2 (PINGP 1 and 2). The PINGP 1 and 2 site is located near Red Wing, Minnesota, on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Goodhue County. Possible alternatives to the proposed action (license renewal) include the no action alternative and other 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 PINGP 1 and 2 are not so great that preserving the option E:\FR\FM\20MYN1.SGM 20MYN1

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Luminant Generation Company LLC.; Notice of Availability of the 
Final Environmental Impact Statement for Combined Licenses for Comanche 
Peak Nuclear Power Plant Units 3 and 4

    Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(NRC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District as a 
cooperating agency have published a final environmental impact 
statement (EIS), NUREG-1943, ``Environmental Impact Statement for 
Combined Licenses (COLs) for Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant Units 3 
and 4: Final Report.'' The site comprises approximately 7,950 acres in 
Hood and Somervell Counties, Texas on the

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Squaw Creek Reservoir approximately 5.2 miles (mi) north of Glen Rose, 
Texas.
    The draft EIS was published by the NRC in August 2010; a notice of 
availability appeared in the Federal Register on August 12, 2010 (75 FR 
48998). The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the 
final EIS is available for public inspection. The final EIS may be 
viewed online at: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/sr1943/. In addition, the final EIS is available for inspection 
in the NRC Public Document Room (PDR) located at One White Flint North, 
11555 Rockville Pike Rockville, MD 20852 or from NRC's Agency-wide 
Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS). ADAMS is accessible 
from the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. The 
final EIS is available in two volumes under accession numbers 
ML11131A001 and ML11131A002. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or 
who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS 
should contact the PDR reference staff by telephone at 1-800-397-4209 
and 1-301-415-4737 or by sending an e-mail to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. In 
addition, the Somervell County Library, 108 Allen Drive, Glen Rose, 
Texas 76043 and the Hood County Library, 222 North Travis Street, 
Granbury, Texas 76048 has agreed to make the EIS available to the 
public.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael Willingham, Environmental 
Projects Branch 1, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Mail Stop T7-
E30, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Mr. Willingham may be contacted by 
telephone at 301-415-3924 or via e-mail at Michael.Willingham@nrc.gov.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 13th day of May, 2011.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Gregory P. Hatchett,
Acting Deputy Director, Division of Site and Environmental Reviews, 
Office of New Reactors.
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