Excess Uranium Management: Effects of DOE Transfers of Excess Uranium on Domestic Uranium Mining, Conversion, and Enrichment Industries; Request for Information, 77464-77465 [2014-30177]

Download as PDF 77464 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 24, 2014 / Notices This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a partially-closed meeting of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of the Council. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: January 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC in the Lecture Room. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding the meeting agenda, time, location, and how to register for the meeting is available on the PCAST Web site at: http:// whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. A live video webcast and an archive of the webcast after the event are expected to be available at http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/ pcast. 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Written Comments: Although written comments are accepted continuously, written comments should be submitted to PCAST no later than 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on December 31, 2014 so that the comments may be made available to the PCAST members prior PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to this meeting for their consideration. Information regarding how to submit comments and documents to PCAST is available at http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/ pcast in the section entitled ‘‘Connect with PCAST.’’ Please note that because PCAST operates under the provisions of FACA, all public comments and/or presentations will be treated as public documents and will be made available for public inspection, including being posted on the PCAST Web site. Meeting Accommodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation to access this public meeting should contact Dr. Ashley Predith at least ten business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 18, 2014. LaTanya R. Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–30175 Filed 12–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Excess Uranium Management: Effects of DOE Transfers of Excess Uranium on Domestic Uranium Mining, Conversion, and Enrichment Industries; Request for Information Office of Nuclear Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Extension of comment period. AGENCY: On December 8, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a request for information (RFI) seeking comment on certain issues related to DOE’s plan to issue a new Secretarial Determination covering continued transfers of uranium for cleanup services at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant and for downblending of highly-enriched uranium to low-enriched uranium. The RFI established a January 7, 2015, deadline for the submission of written comments. DOE is extending the comment period to January 22, 2015. DATES: DOE will accept comments, data, and information responding to this RFI submitted on or before January 22, 2015. ADDRESSES: Interested persons may submit comments by any of the following methods. 1. Email: RFI-UraniumTransfers@ hq.doe.gov. Submit electronic comments in WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, PDF, or ASCII file format, and avoid the use of special characters or any form of encryption. 2. Postal Mail: Mr. David Henderson, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 24, 2014 / Notices Nuclear Energy, Mailstop NE–52, 19901 Germantown Rd., Germantown, MD 20874–1290. If possible, please submit all items on a compact disk (CD), in which case it is not necessary to include printed copies. 3. Hand Delivery/Courier: Mr. David Henderson, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, Mailstop NE– 52, 19901 Germantown Rd., Germantown, MD 20874–1290. Phone: (301) 903–2590. If possible, please submit all items on a CD, in which case it is not necessary to include printed copies. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name for this request for information. No facsimiles (faxes) will be accepted. Mr. David Henderson, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, Mailstop NE–52, 19901 Germantown Rd., Germantown, MD 20874–1290. Phone: (301) 903–2590. Email: David.Henderson@Nuclear.Energy.Gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: On December 8, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a request for information (RFI) in the Federal Register (79 FR 72661). DOE noted that it is planning to issue a new Secretarial Determination covering continued transfers of uranium for cleanup services at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant and for down-blending of highly-enriched uranium to lowenriched uranium. The RFI solicited information about the effects of the proposed transfers in the uranium markets and possible consequences for the domestic uranium mining, conversion, and enrichment industries. The RFI also solicited recommendations about factors that DOE should consider and/or the methodology it should use in assessing the possible impacts of transfers. The RFI established a January 7, 2015, deadline for the submission of written comments. DOE has received requests from the public for extension of the public comment period. In response to those requests and other considerations, DOE is extending the comment period to January 22, 2015 to provide the public additional time for comment. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issued in Washington, DC, on December 18, 2014. Peter B. Lyons, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy. [FR Doc. 2014–30177 Filed 12–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Dec 23, 2014 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. CP15–23–000; PF14–12–000] Southern Natural Gas Company, LLC; Notice of Application Take notice that on December 3, 2014, Southern Natural Gas Company, LLC (Southern), 569 Brookwood Village Suite 749, Birmingham, Alabama 35209, filed in the above referenced docket an application pursuant to sections 7(b) and 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), and Part 157 and 284 of the Commission’s regulations requesting authorization to construct and operate the North Main Line Relocation Project (Project). Southern proposes to relocate (total of 3.91 miles) and abandon in place (total of 3.41 miles) a segment of each of its three North Main Lines and the Calera Branch Line in Jefferson County, Alabama. The project is designed to ensure the continued safe and efficient operation of Southern’s existing fully subscribed pipeline facilities at their certificated design capacity all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The filing is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site web at http://www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. Any questions regarding this application may be directed to Glenn A. Sheffield, Director, Rates & Regulatory Affairs, Southern Natural Gas Company, L.C.C., 569 Brookwood Village Suite 749, Birmingham, Alabama 35209, glenn_sheffield@kindermorgan.com, (205) 325–3813, or Tina Hardy at tina_ hardy@kindermorgan.com, (205) 325– 3668. Specifically, Southern proposes to abandon in place 2.87 miles of existing and parallel 22-inch North Main Line, 24-inch North Main Line Loop, and 24inch 2nd North Main Line and 0.54 miles of existing Calera Branch Line. Southern also proposes to construct 3.48 miles of relocated segments of each of the three North Main Lines with new above-ground gate settings on each of the three lines and 0.43 miles of relocated Calera Branch Line to replace the abandoned segments. Southern states that the existing lines are located PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77465 in the path of the ongoing longwall coal mining operations that are planned to extend to the area underneath the existing pipeline facilities by April 1, 2016. Southern estimates the cost of this project to be $42,358,978 and it will be rolled into Southern’s existing rates. On June 24, 2014, the Commission staff granted Southern’s request to utilize the Pre-Filing Process and assigned Docket No. PF14–12–000 to staff activities involved in the Project. Now, as of the filing of the December 3, 2014 application, the Pre-Filing Process for this project has ended. From this time forward, this proceeding will be conducted in Docket No. CP15–23–000, as noted in the caption of this Notice. Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission’s rules (18 CFR 157.9), within 90 days of this Notice, the Commission staff will either: complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the Commission’s public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff’s issuance of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) or EA for this proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission’s public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s FEIS or EA. There are two ways to become involved in the Commission’s review of this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or before the comment date stated below file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of all documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. A party must submit seven copies of filings made in the proceeding with the Commission and must mail a copy to the applicant and to every other party. Only parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders in the proceeding. E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Excess Uranium Management: Effects of DOE Transfers of Excess 
Uranium on Domestic Uranium Mining, Conversion, and Enrichment 
Industries; Request for Information

AGENCY: Office of Nuclear Energy, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On December 8, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 
published a request for information (RFI) seeking comment on certain 
issues related to DOE's plan to issue a new Secretarial Determination 
covering continued transfers of uranium for cleanup services at the 
Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant and for down-blending of highly-
enriched uranium to low-enriched uranium. The RFI established a January 
7, 2015, deadline for the submission of written comments. DOE is 
extending the comment period to January 22, 2015.

DATES: DOE will accept comments, data, and information responding to 
this RFI submitted on or before January 22, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons may submit comments by any of the 
following methods.
    1. Email: RFI-UraniumTransfers@hq.doe.gov. Submit electronic 
comments in WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, PDF, or ASCII file format, and 
avoid the use of special characters or any form of encryption.
    2. Postal Mail: Mr. David Henderson, U.S. Department of Energy, 
Office of

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Nuclear Energy, Mailstop NE-52, 19901 Germantown Rd., Germantown, MD 
20874-1290. If possible, please submit all items on a compact disk 
(CD), in which case it is not necessary to include printed copies.
    3. Hand Delivery/Courier: Mr. David Henderson, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, Mailstop NE-52, 19901 Germantown Rd., 
Germantown, MD 20874-1290. Phone: (301) 903-2590. If possible, please 
submit all items on a CD, in which case it is not necessary to include 
printed copies.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
for this request for information. No facsimiles (faxes) will be 
accepted.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Mr. David Henderson, U.S. Department 
of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, Mailstop NE-52, 19901 Germantown 
Rd., Germantown, MD 20874-1290. Phone: (301) 903-2590. Email: 
David.Henderson@Nuclear.Energy.Gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  On December 8, 2014, the U.S. Department of 
Energy (DOE) published a request for information (RFI) in the Federal 
Register (79 FR 72661). DOE noted that it is planning to issue a new 
Secretarial Determination covering continued transfers of uranium for 
cleanup services at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant and for 
down-blending of highly-enriched uranium to low-enriched uranium. The 
RFI solicited information about the effects of the proposed transfers 
in the uranium markets and possible consequences for the domestic 
uranium mining, conversion, and enrichment industries. The RFI also 
solicited recommendations about factors that DOE should consider and/or 
the methodology it should use in assessing the possible impacts of 
transfers. The RFI established a January 7, 2015, deadline for the 
submission of written comments. DOE has received requests from the 
public for extension of the public comment period. In response to those 
requests and other considerations, DOE is extending the comment period 
to January 22, 2015 to provide the public additional time for comment.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on December 18, 2014.
Peter B. Lyons,
Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy.
[FR Doc. 2014-30177 Filed 12-23-14; 8:45 am]
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