Virginia Electric and Power Company; Dominion Energy Virginia: Surry Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2, 65367-65369 [2018-27547]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 244 / Thursday, December 20, 2018 / Notices TABLE 1—SENEGAL COMPACT BUDGET—Continued Component Amount 2. Increasing Access to Electricity in Rural and Peri-Urban Areas Project 2.1 Supply-Side Activity ..... 2.2 Consumer Demand Support Activity ................. 2.3 Distribution Network Reinforcement Activity ...... $33,000,000 $13,400,000 Subtotal ......................... $57,300,000 $10,900,000 3. Power Sector Enabling Environment and Capacity Development Project 3.1 Sector Governance Activity ................................... 3.2 Regulatory Strengthening Activity ..................... 3.3 Utility Strengthening Activity ............................... $14,000,000 $11,900,000 $17,600,000 Subtotal ......................... $43,500,000 4. Monitoring and Evaluation 5. Program Administration and Oversight .................... Total MCC Funding ....... Total Program Budget ... Total MCC Funding Total Government Contribution ........ $11,800,000 $60,600,000 $550,000,000 Amount $550,000,000 Total Program Budget ... $600,000,000 $50,000,000 [FR Doc. 2018–27570 Filed 12–19–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9211–03–P I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–280 and 50–281; NRC– 2018–0280] Virginia Electric and Power Company; Dominion Energy Virginia: Surry Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Intent to conduct scoping process and prepare environmental impact statement; public meeting and request for comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will conduct a scoping process to gather information necessary to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to evaluate the environmental impacts for the subsequent license renewal of the operating licenses for Surry Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 (Surry). The NRC is seeking stakeholder input on this action and has scheduled a public meeting. DATES: Submit comments by January 22, 2019. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Dec 19, 2018 so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given to comments received after 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 website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2018–0280. Address questions about regulations.gov docket IDs to Krupskaya Castellon; telephone: 301–287–9221; email: Krupskaya.Castellon@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • Mail comments to: May Ma, Office of Administration, Mail Stop TWFN–7– A60M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. For additional direction on obtaining information and submitting comments, see ‘‘Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments’’ in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tam Tran, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001; telephone: 301–415–3617, email: tam.tran@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Jkt 247001 A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2018– 0280 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may obtain publicly-available information related to this document by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2018–0280. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may obtain publiclyavailable documents online in the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/readingrm/adams.html. To begin the search, 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. Dominion Energy Virginia’s application for subsequent renewal of the Surry PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65367 licenses can be found in ADAMS under Package Accession No. ML18291A842. • 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 Docket ID NRC–2018– 0280 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 this 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. II. Discussion By letter dated October 15, 2018 (ADAMS Package Accession No. ML18291A842), Dominion Energy Virginia submitted to the NRC an application for subsequent license renewal of Facility Operating License Nos. DPR–32 and DPR–37 for an additional 20 years of operation at Surry Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2. The Surry units are pressurized water reactors designed by Westinghouse and are located in Surry County, Virginia (17 miles NW of Newport News, VA). The current renewed operating license for Unit 1 expires at midnight on May 25, 2032, and the current renewed operating license for Unit 2 expires at midnight on January 29, 2033. The application for subsequent license renewal was submitted pursuant to part 54 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) and included an environmental report (ER). A notice of receipt and availability of the application was published in the Federal Register on November 1, 2018 (83 FR 54948). A E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 65368 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 244 / Thursday, December 20, 2018 / Notices khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES notice of acceptance for docketing of the application and opportunity for hearing regarding subsequent license renewal of the facility operating license was published in the Federal Register on December 10, 2018 (83 FR 63541), corrected on December 17, 2018 (83 FR 64606), and is available in Regulations.gov by searching for docket ID NRC–2018–0247. III. Request for Comments This notice informs the public of the NRC’s intention to conduct scoping and prepare an EIS related to the subsequent license renewal application, and to provide the public an opportunity to participate in the environmental scoping process, as defined in 10 CFR 51.29. The regulations in 36 CFR 800.8, ‘‘Coordination with the National Environmental Policy Act,’’ allow agencies to use their National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) process to fulfill the requirements of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). Therefore, pursuant to 36 CFR 800.8(c), the NRC intends to use its process and documentation for the preparation of the EIS on the proposed action to comply with Section 106 of the NHPA in lieu of the procedures set forth at 36 CFR 800.3 through 800.6. In accordance with 10 CFR 51.53(c) and 10 CFR 54.23, Dominion Energy Virginia submitted the ER as part of the subsequent license renewal application. The ER was prepared pursuant to 10 CFR part 51 and is publicly available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML18291A842. The ER may also be viewed on the internet at https:// www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/ licensing/renewal/subsequent-licenserenewal.html. In addition, a paper copy of the SLR application including the ER are available for public review near the site at the Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St., Williamsburg, VA 23185. The NRC intends to gather the information necessary to prepare a plant-specific supplement to the NRC’s ‘‘Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants’’ (NUREG–1437), related to the application for subsequent license renewal of the Surry operating licenses for an additional 20 years beyond the period specified in each of the current renewed licenses. Possible alternatives to the proposed action include the no action alternative and reasonable alternative energy sources. The NRC is required by 10 CFR 51.95 to prepare a supplement to the GEIS in connection with the renewal of VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Dec 19, 2018 Jkt 247001 an operating license. This notice is being published in accordance with NEPA and the NRC’s regulations found at 10 CFR part 51. The NRC will first conduct scoping for the supplement to the GEIS and, as soon as practicable thereafter, will prepare a draft supplement to the GEIS for public comment. Participation in the scoping process by members of the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal government agencies is encouraged. The scoping process for the supplement to the GEIS will be used to accomplish the following: a. Define the proposed action, which is to be the subject of the supplement to the GEIS; b. Determine the scope of the supplement to the GEIS and identify the significant issues to be analyzed in depth; c. Identify and eliminate from detailed study those issues that are peripheral or are not significant; or were covered by a prior environmental review; d. Identify any environmental assessments and other ElSs that are being or will be prepared that are related to, but are not part of, the scope of the supplement to the GEIS being considered; e. Identify other environmental review and consultation requirements related to the proposed action; f. Indicate the relationship between the timing of the preparation of the environmental analyses and the Commission’s tentative planning and decision-making schedule; g. Identify any cooperating agencies and, as appropriate, allocate assignments for preparation and schedules for completing the supplement to the GEIS to the NRC and any cooperating agencies; and h. Describe how the supplement to the GEIS will be prepared, including any contractor assistance to be used. The NRC invites the following entities to participate in scoping: a. The applicant, Dominion Energy Virginia; b. Any Federal agency that has jurisdiction by law or special expertise with respect to any environmental impact involved or that is authorized to develop and enforce relevant environmental standards; c. Affected State and local government agencies, including those authorized to develop and enforce relevant environmental standards; d. Any affected Indian tribe; e. Any person who requests or has requested an opportunity to participate in the scoping process; and PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 f. Any person who has petitioned or intends to petition for leave to intervene under 10 CFR 2.309. IV. Public Scoping Meeting In accordance with 10 CFR 51.26, the scoping process for an EIS may include a public scoping meeting to help identify significant issues related to a proposed activity and to determine the scope of issues to be addressed in an EIS. The NRC will hold a public meeting for the Surry subsequent license renewal supplement to the GEIS. The scoping meeting will be held on January 8, 2019. The meeting will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Surry Administrator’s Office at the Surry Government Center, 45 School Street, Surry VA 23883. There will be an open house 1 hour before the meeting for members of the public to meet with NRC staff and sign in to speak at the meeting. Should the public scoping meeting of January 8, 2019, be canceled due to inclement weather, it will be rescheduled for the same hour and location on January 15, 2019. The meeting will be transcribed and will include: (1) An overview by the NRC staff of the NEPA environmental and Safety review process, the proposed scope of the supplement to the GEIS, and the proposed review schedule; and (2) the opportunity for interested government agencies, organizations, and individuals to submit comments or suggestions on the environmental issues or the proposed scope of the Surry subsequent license renewal supplement to the GEIS. To be considered, comments must be provided either at the transcribed public meeting or in writing, as discussed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Persons may register to attend or present oral comments at the meeting on the scope of the NEPA review by contacting the NRC Project Manager, Mr. Tam Tran, by telephone at 301– 415–3617, or by email at tam.tran@ nrc.gov no later than January 3, 2019. Members of the public may also register to speak during the registration period prior to the start of the meeting. Individual oral comments may be limited by the time available, depending on the number of persons who register. Members of the public who have not registered may also have an opportunity to speak if time permits. Public comments will be considered in the scoping process for the Surry subsequent license renewal supplement to the GEIS. Please contact Mr. Tam Tran no later than January 3, 2019, if accommodations or special equipment is needed to attend or present information at the public meeting, so E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 244 / Thursday, December 20, 2018 / Notices that the NRC staff can determine whether the request can be accommodated. Participation in the scoping process for the Surry subsequent license renewal supplement to the GEIS does not entitle participants to become parties to the proceeding to which the supplement to the GEIS relates. Matters related to participation in any hearing are outside the scope of matters to be discussed at this public meeting. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, on December 17, 2018. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Eric R. Oesterle, Chief, License Renewal Projects Branch, Division of Materials and License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2018–27547 Filed 12–19–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board: Andres Paez Pursuant to delegation by the Commission, see 37 FR 28,710; December 29, 1972, and the Commission’s regulations, see, e.g., 10 CFR 2.104, 2.105, 2.300, 2.309, 2.313, 2.318, 2.321, notice is hereby given that an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (Board) is being established to preside over the following proceeding: Andres Paez (Denial of Senior Reactor Operator License) khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2018–27529 Filed 12–19–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION Approval of Special Withdrawal Liability Rules: The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union—Industry Pension Fund Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. ACTION: Notice of approval. [Docket No. 55–63784–SP; ASLBP No. 19– 961–01–SP–BD01] This proceeding concerns a hearing request from Andres Paez, dated December 5, 2018, in response to an examination appeal resolution letter from the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation notifying him that, following administrative review, the NRC is in agreement with the decision of Region II to deny a senior reactor operator license for the St. Lucie Station. The Board is comprised of the following Administrative Judges: • William J. Froehlich, Chairman, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001 • Ronald M. Spritzer, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001 • Dr. Anthony J. Baratta, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. 17:21 Dec 19, 2018 Dated: December 14, 2018, in Rockville, Maryland. Edward R. Hawkens, Chief Administrative Judge, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel. AGENCY: NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION VerDate Sep<11>2014 Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001 All correspondence, documents, and other materials shall be filed in accordance with the NRC E-Filing rule. See 10 CFR 2.302. Jkt 247001 The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) received a request from the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union—Industry Pension Fund for approval of a plan amendment providing for special withdrawal liability rules. PBGC published a Notice of Pendency of the Request for Approval of the amendment. PBGC is now advising the public that the agency has approved the requested amendment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bruce Perlin (Perlin.Bruce@PBGC.gov), 202–326–4020, ext. 6818 or Elizabeth Coleman (Coleman.Elizabeth@ PBGC.gov), ext. 3661, Office of the General Counsel, Suite 340, 1200 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005– 4026; (TTY users may call the Federal relay service toll-free at 1–800–877– 8339 and ask to be connected to 202– 326–4020.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background Section 4203(a) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended by the Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendments Act of 1980 (ERISA), provides that a complete withdrawal from a multiemployer plan generally occurs when an employer permanently ceases to have an obligation to contribute under the plan or permanently ceases all covered operations under the plan. Under section 4205 of ERISA, a partial withdrawal generally occurs when an employer: (1) Reduces its contribution base units by seventy percent in each of PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65369 three consecutive years; or (2) permanently ceases to have an obligation under one or more but fewer than all collective bargaining agreements under which the employer has been obligated to contribute under the plan, while continuing to perform work in the jurisdiction of the collective bargaining agreement of the type for which contributions were previously required or transfers such work to another location or to an entity or entities owned or controlled by the employer; or (3) permanently ceases to have an obligation to contribute under the plan for work performed at one or more but fewer than all of its facilities, while continuing to perform work at the facility of the type for which the obligation to contribute ceased. Although the general rules on complete and partial withdrawal identify events that normally result in a diminution of the plan’s contribution base, Congress recognized that, in certain industries and under certain circumstances, a complete or partial cessation of the obligation to contribute normally does not weaken the plan’s contribution base. For that reason, Congress established special withdrawal rules for the construction and entertainment industries. For construction industry plans and employers, section 4203(b)(2) of ERISA provides that a complete withdrawal occurs only if an employer ceases to have an obligation to contribute under a plan and the employer either continues to perform previously covered work in the jurisdiction of the collective bargaining agreement or resumes such work within 5 years without renewing the obligation to contribute at the time of resumption. In the case of a plan terminated by mass withdrawal (within the meaning of section 4041(A)(2) of ERISA), section 4203(b)(3) provides that the 5-year restriction on an employer’s resuming covered work is reduced to 3 years. Section 4203(c)(1) of ERISA applies the same special definition of complete withdrawal to the entertainment industry, except that the pertinent jurisdiction is the jurisdiction of the plan rather than the jurisdiction of the collective bargaining agreement. In contrast, the general definition of complete withdrawal in section 4203(a) of ERISA includes the permanent cessation of the obligation to contribute regardless of the continued activities of the withdrawn employer. Congress also established special partial withdrawal liability rules for the construction and entertainment industries. Under section 4208(d)(1) of ERISA, ‘‘[a]n employer to whom section 4203(b) (relating to the building and E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1

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[Notices]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 50-280 and 50-281; NRC-2018-0280]


Virginia Electric and Power Company; Dominion Energy Virginia: 
Surry Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Intent to conduct scoping process and prepare environmental 
impact statement; public meeting and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will conduct a scoping 
process to gather information necessary to prepare an environmental 
impact statement (EIS) to evaluate the environmental impacts for the 
subsequent license renewal of the operating licenses for Surry Power 
Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 (Surry). The NRC is seeking stakeholder 
input on this action and has scheduled a public meeting.

DATES: Submit comments by January 22, 2019. Comments received after 
this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance 
of consideration cannot be given to comments received after 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 website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2018-0280. Address 
questions about regulations.gov docket IDs to Krupskaya Castellon; 
telephone: 301-287-9221; email: Krupskaya.Castellon@nrc.gov. For 
technical questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document.
     Mail comments to: May Ma, Office of Administration, Mail 
Stop TWFN-7-A60M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001. For additional direction on obtaining information and 
submitting comments, see ``Obtaining Information and Submitting 
Comments'' in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tam Tran, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001; telephone: 301-415-3617, email: tam.tran@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2018-0280 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding this document. You may 
obtain publicly-available information related to this document by any 
of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2018-0280.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may obtain publicly-available documents online in the NRC 
Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the 
search, 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. Dominion Energy 
Virginia's application for subsequent renewal of the Surry licenses can 
be found in ADAMS under Package Accession No. ML18291A842.
     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 Docket ID NRC-2018-0280 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 this 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.

II. Discussion

    By letter dated October 15, 2018 (ADAMS Package Accession No. 
ML18291A842), Dominion Energy Virginia submitted to the NRC an 
application for subsequent license renewal of Facility Operating 
License Nos. DPR-32 and DPR-37 for an additional 20 years of operation 
at Surry Power Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2. The Surry units are 
pressurized water reactors designed by Westinghouse and are located in 
Surry County, Virginia (17 miles NW of Newport News, VA). The current 
renewed operating license for Unit 1 expires at midnight on May 25, 
2032, and the current renewed operating license for Unit 2 expires at 
midnight on January 29, 2033. The application for subsequent license 
renewal was submitted pursuant to part 54 of title 10 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (10 CFR) and included an environmental report (ER). 
A notice of receipt and availability of the application was published 
in the Federal Register on November 1, 2018 (83 FR 54948). A

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notice of acceptance for docketing of the application and opportunity 
for hearing regarding subsequent license renewal of the facility 
operating license was published in the Federal Register on December 10, 
2018 (83 FR 63541), corrected on December 17, 2018 (83 FR 64606), and 
is available in Regulations.gov by searching for docket ID NRC-2018-
0247.

III. Request for Comments

    This notice informs the public of the NRC's intention to conduct 
scoping and prepare an EIS related to the subsequent license renewal 
application, and to provide the public an opportunity to participate in 
the environmental scoping process, as defined in 10 CFR 51.29.
    The regulations in 36 CFR 800.8, ``Coordination with the National 
Environmental Policy Act,'' allow agencies to use their National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) process to fulfill the 
requirements of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act 
(NHPA). Therefore, pursuant to 36 CFR 800.8(c), the NRC intends to use 
its process and documentation for the preparation of the EIS on the 
proposed action to comply with Section 106 of the NHPA in lieu of the 
procedures set forth at 36 CFR 800.3 through 800.6.
    In accordance with 10 CFR 51.53(c) and 10 CFR 54.23, Dominion 
Energy Virginia submitted the ER as part of the subsequent license 
renewal application. The ER was prepared pursuant to 10 CFR part 51 and 
is publicly available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML18291A842. The ER 
may also be viewed on the internet at https://www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/licensing/renewal/subsequent-license-renewal.html. In 
addition, a paper copy of the SLR application including the ER are 
available for public review near the site at the Williamsburg Regional 
Library, 515 Scotland St., Williamsburg, VA 23185.
    The NRC intends to gather the information necessary to prepare a 
plant-specific supplement to the NRC's ``Generic Environmental Impact 
Statement (GEIS) for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants'' (NUREG-1437), 
related to the application for subsequent license renewal of the Surry 
operating licenses for an additional 20 years beyond the period 
specified in each of the current renewed licenses.
    Possible alternatives to the proposed action include the no action 
alternative and reasonable alternative energy sources. The NRC is 
required by 10 CFR 51.95 to prepare a supplement to the GEIS in 
connection with the renewal of an operating license. This notice is 
being published in accordance with NEPA and the NRC's regulations found 
at 10 CFR part 51.
    The NRC will first conduct scoping for the supplement to the GEIS 
and, as soon as practicable thereafter, will prepare a draft supplement 
to the GEIS for public comment. Participation in the scoping process by 
members of the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal government 
agencies is encouraged. The scoping process for the supplement to the 
GEIS will be used to accomplish the following:
    a. Define the proposed action, which is to be the subject of the 
supplement to the GEIS;
    b. Determine the scope of the supplement to the GEIS and identify 
the significant issues to be analyzed in depth;
    c. Identify and eliminate from detailed study those issues that are 
peripheral or are not significant; or were covered by a prior 
environmental review;
    d. Identify any environmental assessments and other ElSs that are 
being or will be prepared that are related to, but are not part of, the 
scope of the supplement to the GEIS being considered;
    e. Identify other environmental review and consultation 
requirements related to the proposed action;
    f. Indicate the relationship between the timing of the preparation 
of the environmental analyses and the Commission's tentative planning 
and decision-making schedule;
    g. Identify any cooperating agencies and, as appropriate, allocate 
assignments for preparation and schedules for completing the supplement 
to the GEIS to the NRC and any cooperating agencies; and
    h. Describe how the supplement to the GEIS will be prepared, 
including any contractor assistance to be used.
    The NRC invites the following entities to participate in scoping:
    a. The applicant, Dominion Energy Virginia;
    b. Any Federal agency that has jurisdiction by law or special 
expertise with respect to any environmental impact involved or that is 
authorized to develop and enforce relevant environmental standards;
    c. Affected State and local government agencies, including those 
authorized to develop and enforce relevant environmental standards;
    d. Any affected Indian tribe;
    e. Any person who requests or has requested an opportunity to 
participate in the scoping process; and
    f. Any person who has petitioned or intends to petition for leave 
to intervene under 10 CFR 2.309.

IV. Public Scoping Meeting

    In accordance with 10 CFR 51.26, the scoping process for an EIS may 
include a public scoping meeting to help identify significant issues 
related to a proposed activity and to determine the scope of issues to 
be addressed in an EIS. The NRC will hold a public meeting for the 
Surry subsequent license renewal supplement to the GEIS. The scoping 
meeting will be held on January 8, 2019. The meeting will be held from 
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Surry Administrator's Office at the Surry 
Government Center, 45 School Street, Surry VA 23883. There will be an 
open house 1 hour before the meeting for members of the public to meet 
with NRC staff and sign in to speak at the meeting. Should the public 
scoping meeting of January 8, 2019, be canceled due to inclement 
weather, it will be rescheduled for the same hour and location on 
January 15, 2019.
    The meeting will be transcribed and will include: (1) An overview 
by the NRC staff of the NEPA environmental and Safety review process, 
the proposed scope of the supplement to the GEIS, and the proposed 
review schedule; and (2) the opportunity for interested government 
agencies, organizations, and individuals to submit comments or 
suggestions on the environmental issues or the proposed scope of the 
Surry subsequent license renewal supplement to the GEIS. To be 
considered, comments must be provided either at the transcribed public 
meeting or in writing, as discussed in the ADDRESSES section of this 
notice.
    Persons may register to attend or present oral comments at the 
meeting on the scope of the NEPA review by contacting the NRC Project 
Manager, Mr. Tam Tran, by telephone at 301-415-3617, or by email at 
tam.tran@nrc.gov no later than January 3, 2019. Members of the public 
may also register to speak during the registration period prior to the 
start of the meeting. Individual oral comments may be limited by the 
time available, depending on the number of persons who register. 
Members of the public who have not registered may also have an 
opportunity to speak if time permits. Public comments will be 
considered in the scoping process for the Surry subsequent license 
renewal supplement to the GEIS. Please contact Mr. Tam Tran no later 
than January 3, 2019, if accommodations or special equipment is needed 
to attend or present information at the public meeting, so

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that the NRC staff can determine whether the request can be 
accommodated.
    Participation in the scoping process for the Surry subsequent 
license renewal supplement to the GEIS does not entitle participants to 
become parties to the proceeding to which the supplement to the GEIS 
relates. Matters related to participation in any hearing are outside 
the scope of matters to be discussed at this public meeting.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, on December 17, 2018.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Eric R. Oesterle,
Chief, License Renewal Projects Branch, Division of Materials and 
License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2018-27547 Filed 12-19-18; 8:45 am]
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