Early Site Permit Application; Tennessee Valley Authority Clinch River Nuclear Site, 13975-13976 [2019-06876]

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For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. /RA/ Raymond K. Lorson, PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13975 Deputy Regional Administrator, NRC Region I. Dated this 1st day of April 2019. [FR Doc. 2019–06897 Filed 4–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 52–047; NRC–2016–0119] Early Site Permit Application; Tennessee Valley Authority Clinch River Nuclear Site Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Environmental impact statement; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Nashville District, are issuing NUREG–2226, ‘‘Environmental Impact Statement for the Early Site Permit (ESP) for the Clinch River Nuclear (CRN) Site: Final Report.’’ The site is located in Roane County, Tennessee, along the Clinch River, approximately 25 miles westsouthwest of downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the NRC staff has issued a final environmental impact statement (EIS) as part of the review of the application submitted by Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for an ESP for the CRN site. DATES: The final EIS is available as of April 8, 2019. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may obtain publiclyavailable information related to this document using any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2016–0119. Address questions about Docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Jennifer Borges; telephone: 301–287–9127; email: Jennifer.Borges@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may obtain publiclyavailable documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection 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@ SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1 13976 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 67 / Monday, April 8, 2019 / Notices nrc.gov. The final EIS is available in ADAMS under Accession Nos. ML19073A099 and ML19073A109. • 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. • Project Website: The final EIS can be accessed online at the Clinch River ESP specific web page at http:// www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/esp/ clinch-river.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tamsen Dozier, Office of New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–2272, email: Tamsen.Dozier@ nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES I. Background Pursuant to part 52 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), on May 12, 2016, TVA submitted an application for an ESP for the CRN Site, located on approximately 935 acres in Roane County, Tennessee. A notice of intent to prepare an EIS and to conduct scoping process was published in the Federal Register on April 13, 2017 (82 FR 17885). A notice of availability of the draft EIS was published by the NRC in the Federal Register on April 26, 2018 (83 FR 18354) and also noticed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on April 27, 2018 (83 FR 18554). The public comment period closed on July 13, 2018. Public comments are addressed in Appendix E in the final EIS. The final EIS is available for public inspection as indicated in the ADDRESSES section of this document. This notice is being published in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA) and the NRC’s regulations in 10 CFR part 51. In addition, as outlined in 36 CFR 800.8(c), ‘‘Coordination with the National Environmental Policy Act,’’ the NRC staff has been coordinating compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) with steps taken to meet the requirements of the NEPA. Pursuant to 36 CFR 800.8(c), the NRC staff used the 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 on 36 CFR 800.3 through 800.6. In accordance with 10 CFR 51.45 and 51.50, TVA submitted the environmental report (ER) as part of the application; the ER is available in ADAMS under Package Accession No. ML19030A478. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 Apr 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 II. Discussion As discussed in the final EIS, the NRC staff’s recommendation related to the environmental aspects of the proposed action is that the ESP should be issued. This recommendation is based on: (1) The ER submitted by TVA, as revised; (2) consultation with Federal, State, Tribal and local agencies; (3) the NRC staff’s independent review; (4) the NRC staff’s consideration of comments received during the environmental review; and (5) the assessments summarized in the final EIS, including the potential mitigation measures identified in the ER and in the final EIS. In addition, in making its recommendation, the NRC staff has concluded that there are no environmentally preferable or obviously superior sites in the region of interest. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 3rd day of April 2019. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Anna H. Bradford, Deputy Director, Division of Licensing Siting and Environmental Analyses, Office of New Reactors. [FR Doc. 2019–06876 Filed 4–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2019–0049] Information Collection: Security Acknowledgment and Termination Statement Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Renewal of existing information collection. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on this renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an existing collection of information. The information collection is entitled, ‘‘Security Acknowledgment and Termination Statement.’’ DATES: Submit comments by June 7, 2019. 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: • Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2019–0049. Address questions about docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Jennifer Borges; telephone: 301–287–9127; email: Jennifer.Borges@nrc.gov. For technical SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • Mail comments to: David Cullison, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Mail Stop: T–6 A10M, 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: David Cullison, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415– 2084; email: Infocollects.Resource@ nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2019– 0049 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information for this action. You may obtain publiclyavailable information related to this action by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2019–0049. A copy of the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by accessing Docket ID NRC–2019–0049 on this website. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may obtain publiclyavailable documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection 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. A copy of the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by accessing ADAMS Accession No. ML19023A234. The supporting statement and title of documents are available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML19016A377. • 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. • NRC’s Clearance Officer: A copy of the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained without E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 67 (Monday, April 8, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13975-13976]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 52-047; NRC-2016-0119]


Early Site Permit Application; Tennessee Valley Authority Clinch 
River Nuclear Site

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Environmental impact statement; issuance.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the U.S. Army 
Corps of Engineers (USACE), Nashville District, are issuing NUREG-2226, 
``Environmental Impact Statement for the Early Site Permit (ESP) for 
the Clinch River Nuclear (CRN) Site: Final Report.'' The site is 
located in Roane County, Tennessee, along the Clinch River, 
approximately 25 miles west-southwest of downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. 
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the NRC staff 
has issued a final environmental impact statement (EIS) as part of the 
review of the application submitted by Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) 
for an ESP for the CRN site.

DATES: The final EIS is available as of April 8, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID when contacting the NRC about the 
availability of information regarding this document. You may obtain 
publicly-available information related to this document using any of 
the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2016-0119. Address 
questions about Docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Jennifer Borges; 
telephone: 301-287-9127; email: nrc.gov">[email protected]nrc.gov. For technical 
questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section of this document.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may obtain publicly-available documents online in the 
ADAMS Public Documents collection 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 [email protected]

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nrc.gov. The final EIS is available in ADAMS under Accession Nos. 
ML19073A099 and ML19073A109.
     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.
     Project Website: The final EIS can be accessed online at 
the Clinch River ESP specific web page at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/esp/clinch-river.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tamsen Dozier, Office of New Reactors, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington DC 20555-0001; 
telephone: 301-415-2272, email: nrc.gov">[email protected]nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Pursuant to part 52 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
(10 CFR), on May 12, 2016, TVA submitted an application for an ESP for 
the CRN Site, located on approximately 935 acres in Roane County, 
Tennessee. A notice of intent to prepare an EIS and to conduct scoping 
process was published in the Federal Register on April 13, 2017 (82 FR 
17885). A notice of availability of the draft EIS was published by the 
NRC in the Federal Register on April 26, 2018 (83 FR 18354) and also 
noticed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on April 27, 2018 
(83 FR 18554). The public comment period closed on July 13, 2018. 
Public comments are addressed in Appendix E in the final EIS. The final 
EIS is available for public inspection as indicated in the ADDRESSES 
section of this document. This notice is being published in accordance 
with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA) 
and the NRC's regulations in 10 CFR part 51.
    In addition, as outlined in 36 CFR 800.8(c), ``Coordination with 
the National Environmental Policy Act,'' the NRC staff has been 
coordinating compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic 
Preservation Act (NHPA) with steps taken to meet the requirements of 
the NEPA. Pursuant to 36 CFR 800.8(c), the NRC staff used the 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 on 36 CFR 800.3 through 800.6.
    In accordance with 10 CFR 51.45 and 51.50, TVA submitted the 
environmental report (ER) as part of the application; the ER is 
available in ADAMS under Package Accession No. ML19030A478.

II. Discussion

    As discussed in the final EIS, the NRC staff's recommendation 
related to the environmental aspects of the proposed action is that the 
ESP should be issued. This recommendation is based on: (1) The ER 
submitted by TVA, as revised; (2) consultation with Federal, State, 
Tribal and local agencies; (3) the NRC staff's independent review; (4) 
the NRC staff's consideration of comments received during the 
environmental review; and (5) the assessments summarized in the final 
EIS, including the potential mitigation measures identified in the ER 
and in the final EIS.
    In addition, in making its recommendation, the NRC staff has 
concluded that there are no environmentally preferable or obviously 
superior sites in the region of interest.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 3rd day of April 2019.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Anna H. Bradford,
Deputy Director, Division of Licensing Siting and Environmental 
Analyses, Office of New Reactors.
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