Environmental Issues Associated With New Reactors and Specific Environmental Guidance for Integral Pressurized Water Reactors Reviews, 68101-68102 [2013-27135]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 13, 2013 / Notices The NRC is giving notice once each week for four consecutive weeks of a combined license (COL) application from Luminant Generation Company, LLC. (Luminant). ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2008–0594 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may access publicly-available information related to this document using any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2008–0594. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–287–3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual(s) listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may access publicly available documents online in the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/readingrm/adams.html. To begin the search, select ‘‘ADAMS Public Documents’’ and then select ‘‘Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.’’ For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The ADAMS accession number for each document referenced in this document (if that document is available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is referenced. The ADAMS accession number for the initial application cover letter for Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, Units 3 and 4 is ML082680250. The application is also available at http://www.nrc.gov/ reactors/new-reactors/col.html. • NRC’s PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public documents at the NRC’s PDR, Room O1–F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Monarque, Office of New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, at 301–415–1544 or via email at Stephen.Monarque@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following party has filed applications for COLs with the NRC, pursuant to Section 103 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 52, ‘‘Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants:’’ 1. On September 19, 2008, Luminant submitted an application for COLs for two United States-Advanced sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Nov 12, 2013 Jkt 232001 Pressurized Water Reactors designated as Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, Units 3 and 4, in Somervell County, Texas. This COL application is currently under review by the NRC staff. An applicant may seek a COL in accordance with Subpart C of 10 CFR Part 52. The information submitted by the applicant includes certain administrative information, such as financial qualifications submitted pursuant to 10 CFR 52.77, as well as technical information submitted pursuant to 10 CFR 52.79. These notices are being provided in accordance with the requirements in 10 CFR 50.43(a)(3). Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 6th day of November 2013. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Jennifer Dixon-Herrity, Chief, Licensing Branch 2, Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors. [FR Doc. 2013–27133 Filed 11–12–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2013–0212: NRC–2013–0211] Environmental Issues Associated With New Reactors and Specific Environmental Guidance for Integral Pressurized Water Reactors Reviews Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Draft interim staff guidance; reopening of comment period. AGENCY: On September 13, 2013, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a request for public comment on draft Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) ESP/COL–ISG 026, ‘‘Interim Staff Guidance on Environmental Issues Associated with New Reactors’’ and draft ISG ESP/COL– ISG–027, ‘‘Interim Staff Guidance on Specific Environmental Guidance for iPWR Reviews.’’ The purpose of this ISG is to clarify the NRC guidance and application of NUREG–1555, Environmental Standard Review Plan: ‘‘Standard Review Plans for Environmental Reviews for Nuclear Power Plants.’’ The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on October 15, 2013. The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) submitted a letter on September 17, 2013 (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML13268A343), requesting an extension of the public comment period until November 15, 2013, on these two guidance documents. The NRC has SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68101 decided to re-open the public comment period on these two ISG documents to allow more time for members of the public to assemble and submit their comments. The comment period has been re-opened and now closes on November 15, 2013. The NRC agreed to extend the comment period, but was unable to inform the public because of the furlough. Comments received after this date will be considered, if it is practical to do so, but the Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods (unless this document describes a different method for submitting comments on a specific subject): • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2013–0212 for ESP/COL–ISG–026 or NRC–2013–0211 for ESP/COL–ISG–027. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–287–3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual(s) listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, Announcements, and Directives Branch (RADB), Office of Administration, Mail Stop: 3WFN–06– 44M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. For additional direction on accessing information and submitting comments, see ‘‘Accessing Information and Submitting Comments’’ in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tanya Hood, Office of New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–1387 or email: Tanya.Hood@ nrc.gov. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments A. Accessing Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2013– 0212 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding ESP/COL–ISG–026 or Docket ID NRC– 2013–0211 when contacting the NRC about ESP/COL–ISG–027. You may access publicly-available information related to this action by the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1 68102 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 13, 2013 / Notices for Docket ID NRC–2013–0212 for ESP/ COL–ISG–026 or NRC–2013–0211 for ESP/COL–ISG–027. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may access publiclyavailable documents online in the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/readingrm/adams.html. To begin the search, select ‘‘ADAMS Public Documents’’ and then select ‘‘Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.’’ For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The ADAMS accession number for each document referenced in this notice (if that document is available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is referenced in this notice. • NRC’s PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public documents at the NRC’s PDR, Room O1–F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION B. Submitting Comments A. Matters To Be Considered at Evidentiary Hearing This evidentiary hearing will concern contention FC–1, which alleges that statutory and regulatory prohibitions on foreign ownership, control, and domination forbid the licensing of proposed STP Units 3 and 4. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Please include the respective Docket ID in the subject line of your comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make your comment submission available to the public in the appropriate docket. The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact information that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your comment submission. The NRC will post all comment submissions at http:// www.regulations.gov as well as enter the comment submissions into ADAMS. The NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove identifying or contact information. If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove such information before making the comment submissions available to the public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 5th day of November 2013. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Joseph Colaccino, Chief Policy Branch, Division of Advanced Reactors and Rulemaking, Office of New Reactors. [FR Doc. 2013–27135 Filed 11–12–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Nov 12, 2013 Jkt 232001 [Docket Nos. 52–12–COL and 52–13–COL; ASLBP No. 09–885–08–COL–BD01] Atomic Safety and Licensing Board; In the Matter of Nuclear Innovation North America LLC (South Texas Project Units 3 and 4); Notice of Hearing (Application for Combined Licenses) November 6, 2013. Before Administrative Judges: Michael M. Gibson, Chairman, Dr. Gary S. Arnold, Dr. Randall J. Charbeneau. The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board hereby gives notice that it has rescheduled the evidentiary hearing to receive testimony and exhibits in a contested portion of this proceeding regarding the application of Nuclear Innovation North America LLC (NINA) for combined licenses that would authorize NINA to construct and operate two new nuclear reactor units on an existing site near Bay City, Texas.1 B. Date, Time, and Location of Evidentiary Hearing The Board will conduct this evidentiary hearing2 beginning at 9:00 a.m., Central Standard Time (CST) on Monday, January 6, 2014, at the Fourteenth Court of Appeals, 301 Fannin, Room 245, Houston, TX 77002. The hearing will continue on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, until 12:00 p.m. CST if necessary. It will be conducted in accordance with 10 CFR part 2, Subpart L. Any members of the public who plan to attend the evidentiary hearing are advised that security measures are employed at the entrance to the courthouse, including searches of hand carried items such as briefcases or backpacks. Some of the evidence necessary to resolve this contention implicates business information that NINA deems 1 The evidentiary hearing was originally scheduled to begin on October 16, 2013, at the United States District and Bankruptcy Courthouse, Courtroom 11B, 515 Rusk Avenue, Houston, TX 77002. However, due to the lapse of federal funding and resulting government shutdown, that hearing was postponed. This order is rescheduling that postponed hearing. 2 NINA, the NRC Staff, and Intervenors will be parties to the hearing and will present witnesses and evidentiary material. PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 confidential. Although the Board anticipates that most of this hearing will be open to the public, at least a portion of this hearing will be closed to the public. The parties have further agreed that if the Board is unable to complete this hearing before 12:00 p.m. CST on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, it will continue any remaining non-public portions of the hearing at the office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, 1000 Louisiana St., Suite 4000, Houston, TX 77002. C. Submitting Written Limited Appearance Statements As provided in 10 CFR 2.315(a), any person (other than a party or the representative of a party to this proceeding) may submit a written statement setting forth his or her position on matters of concern relating to this proceeding. Although these statements do not constitute testimony or evidence, they nonetheless may help the Board or the parties in their consideration of the issues in this proceeding. Such a written limited appearance statement may be submitted at any time and should be sent to the Office of the Secretary using one of the methods prescribed below: Mail: Office of the Secretary, Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, Fax: (301) 415–1101 (verification (301) 415–1966), Email: hearingdocket@nrc.gov. In addition, using the same method of service, a copy of the written limited appearance statement should be sent to the Chairman of this Licensing Board as follows: Mail: Administrative Judge Michael M. Gibson, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, Mail Stop T–3 F23, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, Fax: (301) 415–5599 (verification (301) 415–7332), Email: Michael.Gibson@nrc.gov and Carter.Thurman@nrc.gov. D. Availability of Documentary Information Regarding the Proceeding NINA’s application and various Staff documents relating to the application are available on the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/newreactors/col/south-texas-project.html. These and other documents relating to this proceeding are available for public inspection at the Commission’s Public Document Room, located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, MD 20852, or E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 219 (Wednesday, November 13, 2013)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2013-0212: NRC-2013-0211]


Environmental Issues Associated With New Reactors and Specific 
Environmental Guidance for Integral Pressurized Water Reactors Reviews

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft interim staff guidance; re-opening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On September 13, 2013, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(NRC) published a request for public comment on draft Interim Staff 
Guidance (ISG) ESP/COL-ISG 026, ``Interim Staff Guidance on 
Environmental Issues Associated with New Reactors'' and draft ISG ESP/
COL-ISG-027, ``Interim Staff Guidance on Specific Environmental 
Guidance for iPWR Reviews.'' The purpose of this ISG is to clarify the 
NRC guidance and application of NUREG-1555, Environmental Standard 
Review Plan: ``Standard Review Plans for Environmental Reviews for 
Nuclear Power Plants.'' The public comment period was originally 
scheduled to close on October 15, 2013. The Nuclear Energy Institute 
(NEI) submitted a letter on September 17, 2013 (Agencywide Documents 
Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML13268A343), 
requesting an extension of the public comment period until November 15, 
2013, on these two guidance documents. The NRC has decided to re-open 
the public comment period on these two ISG documents to allow more time 
for members of the public to assemble and submit their comments.

DATES: The comment period has been re-opened and now closes on November 
15, 2013. The NRC agreed to extend the comment period, but was unable 
to inform the public because of the furlough. Comments received after 
this date will be considered, if it is practical to do so, but the 
Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments received 
on or before this date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods 
(unless this document describes a different method for submitting 
comments on a specific subject):
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2013-0212 for ESP/COL-
ISG-026 or NRC-2013-0211 for ESP/COL-ISG-027. Address questions about 
NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-3422; email: 
Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the 
individual(s) listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this document.
     Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, 
Announcements, and Directives Branch (RADB), Office of Administration, 
Mail Stop: 3WFN-06-44M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC 20555-0001.
    For additional direction on accessing information and submitting 
comments, see ``Accessing Information and Submitting Comments'' in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tanya Hood, Office of New Reactors, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; 
telephone: 301-415-1387 or email: Tanya.Hood@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments

A. Accessing Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2013-0212 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding ESP/COL-ISG-026 or 
Docket ID NRC-2013-0211 when contacting the NRC about ESP/COL-ISG-027. 
You may access publicly-available information related to this action by 
the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search

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for Docket ID NRC-2013-0212 for ESP/COL-ISG-026 or NRC-2013-0211 for 
ESP/COL-ISG-027.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may access publicly-available documents online in the NRC 
Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the 
search, select ``ADAMS Public Documents'' and then select ``Begin Web-
based ADAMS Search.'' For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC's 
Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-
4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The ADAMS accession number 
for each document referenced in this notice (if that document is 
available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is 
referenced in this notice.
     NRC's PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public 
documents at the NRC's PDR, Room O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include the respective Docket ID in the subject line of your 
comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make 
your comment submission available to the public in the appropriate 
docket.
    The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact 
information that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your 
comment submission. The NRC will post all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as enter the comment submissions into 
ADAMS. The NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove 
identifying or contact information.
    If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons 
for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to 
include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be 
publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should 
state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to 
remove such information before making the comment submissions available 
to the public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 5th day of November 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Joseph Colaccino,
Chief Policy Branch, Division of Advanced Reactors and Rulemaking, 
Office of New Reactors.
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