LaCrosse Solutions, LLC; La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor, Vernon County, Wisconsin, 23083-23085 [2019-10488]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 21, 2019 / Notices jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., Docket Nos. 50–348 and 50–364, Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant (Farley), Units 1 and 2, Houston County, Alabama, Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., Docket Nos. 50–321 and 50–366, Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant (Hatch), Unit Nos. 1 and 2, City of Dalton, Georgia Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc., Docket Nos. 50–424 and 50–425, Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (Vogtle), Units 1 and 2, Burke County, Georgia Date of amendment request: August 9, 2018, as supplemented by letter dated January 31, 2019. Brief description of amendments: The amendments revised Technical Specification (TS) 5.2.2.g to eliminate a dedicated shift technical advisor (STA) position at Farley, Units 1 and 2, and Hatch, Units 1 and 2, by allowing the STA functions to be combined with one or more of the required senior licensed operator positions. The Vogtle, Units 1 and 2, TS change aligns the facilities with equivalent wording. This change also incorporated wording related to the modes of operation during which the individual meeting the requirements in TS 5.2.2.g is required and provided guidance that the same individual may provide advisory technical support for both units. Date of issuance: April 26, 2019. Effective date: As of the date of issuance and shall be implemented within 90 days of issuance. Amendment Nos.: Farley—222 (Unit 1) and 219 (Unit 2); Hatch—295 (Unit 1) and 240 (Unit 2); and Vogtle—199 (Unit 1) and 182 (Unit 2). A publicly-available version is in ADAMS under Accession No. ML19064A774; documents related to these amendments are listed in the Safety Evaluation enclosed with the amendments. Facility Operating License Nos. NPF– 2, NPF–5, NPF–8, NPF–68, NPF–81, and DPR–57: The amendments revised the Facility Operating Licenses and TSs. Date of initial notice in Federal Register: October 23, 2018 (83 FR 53515). The supplemental letter dated January 31, 2019, provided additional information that clarified the application, did not expand the scope of the application as originally noticed, and did not change the NRC staff’s original proposed no significant hazards consideration determination as published in the Federal Register. The Commission’s related evaluation of the amendment is contained in a Safety Evaluation dated April 26, 2019. No significant hazards consideration comments received: No. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 May 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 14th day of May 2019. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Craig G. Erlanger, Director, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2019–10315 Filed 5–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–409; NRC–2019–0120] LaCrosse Solutions, LLC; La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor, Vernon County, Wisconsin Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Final environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering an amendment to Possession Only License DPR–45 to add a license condition that reflects the NRC’s approval of the license termination plan (LTP) for the La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor (LACBWR) and provides criteria for when prior NRC approval is needed to make changes to the LTP. The NRC has prepared a final environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for this licensing action. DATES: The final EA referenced in this document was available on May 6, 2019. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2019–0120 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–2019–0120. 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) SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23083 reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301– 415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@ nrc.gov. For the convenience of the reader, instructions about obtaining materials referenced in this document are provided in the ‘‘Availability of Documents’’ section. • 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: Marlayna Vaaler, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, telephone: 301–415–3178, email: Marlayna.Vaaler@nrc.gov; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction In June 2016, LaCrosseSolutions, LLC (LS, the licensee) submitted a license amendment request, which included the LTP for LACBWR. The LTP was updated by LS in December 2016, May 2018, and November 2018. The NRC is considering amending Possession Only License DPR–45 to add a license condition that reflects the NRC’s approval of the LTP and provides criteria for when prior NRC approval is needed to make changes to the LTP. As required by of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) part 51, ‘‘Environmental Protection Regulations for Domestic Licensing and Related Regulatory Functions,’’ the NRC prepared a final EA. Based on the results of the final EA, as described in the following sections, the NRC has determined not to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the LACBWR LTP amendment, and is issuing a FONSI. II. Environmental Assessment Description of the Proposed Action The proposed action is NRC review and approval of the LACBWR LTP. In its license amendment request, LS requested to add a license condition: (1) Reflecting the NRC staff’s approval of the LTP and (2) providing criteria for when prior NRC approval is needed to make changes to the LTP. If the NRC approves the LTP, the approval will be issued in the form of an amendment to the LACBWR license to add the requested license condition. The LACBWR LTP provides the details of the plan for characterizing, identifying, and remediating the remaining residual radioactivity at the LACBWR site to a level that will allow the site to be released for unrestricted use. The LACBWR LTP also describes E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1 23084 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 21, 2019 / Notices how the licensee will confirm the extent and success of remediation through radiological surveys, provide financial assurance to complete decommissioning, and ensure the environmental impacts of the decommissioning activities are within the scope originally envisioned in the associated environmental documents. The LTP outlines the remaining decommissioning and dismantling activities; decommissioning activities at the LACBWR site are scheduled to be complete in 2019, with license termination occurring before the end of 2020. Need for the Proposed Action The purpose of and need for the proposed action is to allow for completion of decommissioning of the LACBWR site by the licensee, the termination of the LACBWR license by the NRC, and the subsequent release of the LACBWR site for unrestricted use. The NRC will terminate the license if it determines that the site meets the performance-based criteria for unrestricted site release, in accordance with 10 CFR 20.1402, ‘‘Radiological Criteria for Unrestricted Use,’’ and that the facility has been dismantled in accordance with the LTP. Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action The NRC assessed the environmental impacts of the license termination activities and remaining decommissioning activities and determined there would be no significant impact to the quality of the human environment. During its review of the LACBWR LTP, the NRC concluded the impacts for most resource areas—land use, air quality, ecology, socioeconomics, historic and cultural resources, aesthetics, noise, and transportation— were still bounded by the previously issued Decommissioning Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS). Therefore, the NRC does not expect impacts beyond those discussed in the GEIS, which concluded that the impact level for these issues was SMALL. In the EA associated with the LACBWR LTP, the NRC evaluated the potential site-specific environmental impacts of the remaining decommissioning and license termination activities on climate change, water resources, environmental justice, and waste management and did not identify any significant impacts. For protected species, the NRC determined that the proposed action may affect but not likely to adversely affect the Higgins eye pearlymussel (Lampsilis higginsii), the sheepnose mussel (Plethobasus cyphyus), and the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis). Environmental Impacts of the Alternatives to the Proposed Action As an alternative to the proposed action, the NRC staff considered denial of the proposed action (i.e., the ‘‘noaction’’ alternative). Under the no-action alternative, the NRC would not approve the LACBWR LTP or the license amendment request because regulatory requirements have not been met. Consequently, the LACBWR license would not be terminated, decommissioning and other onsite maintenance and operational activities involving the storage of spent nuclear fuel would continue, and the remainder of the LACBWR site would not be released for unrestricted use. If the NRC was unable to approve the LACBWR LTP because the regulatory requirements were not met, then the licensee would have to take the necessary actions to ensure the regulations are met. Agencies and Persons Consulted On December 19, 2018, the NRC staff sent a copy of the draft EA associated with the LACBWR LTP to the Wisconsin jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Document and date 17:50 May 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 III. Finding of No Significant Impact Based on its review of the proposed action, and in accordance with the requirements in 10 CFR part 51, the NRC staff has determined that pursuant to 10 CFR 51.31, ‘‘Determinations based on environmental assessment,’’ preparation of an EIS is not required for the proposed action and, pursuant to 10 CFR 51.32, ‘‘Finding of no significant impact,’’ a FONSI is appropriate. On the basis of the final EA, 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 EIS for the proposed action. IV. Availability of Documents The documents identified in the following table are available to interested persons through one or more of the following methods, as indicated. ADAMS Accession Nos./weblink License Amendment Request June 27, 2016 .......................................... Supplemented LTP December 1, 2016 .................................................... LTP Revision 1 May 31, 2018 .................................................................. LTP Final Consolidated November 15, 2018 ........................................... Final EA .................................................................................................... NUREG–0586, Supplement 1 Decommissioning GEIS ........................... Transmittal of Draft EA to WDHS December 19, 2018 ........................... WDHS Comments on Draft EA January 29, 2019 ................................... Transmittal of Draft EA to FWS December 19, 2018 .............................. FWS Response January 30, 2019 ........................................................... Transmittal of Draft EA to WSHS December 19, 2018 ........................... WHS Response February 9, 2019 ........................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 Department of Health (WDHS) for review and comment. The WDHS responded on January 29, 2019, with no comment. The NRC consulted with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) on listed protected species at the LACBWR site. On December 20, 2018, the NRC requested FWS review and concurrence with the NRC’s determination that the proposed action may affect, but is not likely to adversely affect three federally listed species. FWS concurred with the NRC’s determination on January 30, 2019. The NRC also made a determination that no historic properties would be affected, and on December 20, 2018, requested the Wisconsin State Historical Society’s concurrence on the finding. The State Historical Society concurred with the NRC’s finding on February 4, 2019. Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 ML16200A095. ML16347A026. ML18169A271 ML18169A235. ML18331A023. ML19031B926. https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/sr0586/. ML18354B000. ML19031B159. ML18351A258. ML19031B157. ML18351A219. ML19043A773. Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 21, 2019 / Notices Dated at Rockville, Maryland, on May 15, 2019. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Andrew J. Pretzello, Deputy Director, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety, Safeguards, and Environmental Review, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2019–10488 Filed 5–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2019–0001] Sunshine Act Meetings Weeks of May 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24, 2019. PLACE: Commissioners’ Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. STATUS: Public and Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: TIME AND DATE: Week of May 20, 2019 There are no meetings scheduled for the week of May 20, 2019. Week of May 27, 2019—Tentative Thursday, May 30, 2019 9:00 a.m. Briefing on Nuclear Regulatory Research Program (Public Meeting) (Contact: Nicholas DiFrancesco: 301–415–1115). This meeting will be webcast live at the Web address—http://www.nrc.gov/. Week of June 3, 2019—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the week of June 3, 2019. There are no meetings scheduled for the week of June 10, 2019. Week of June 17, 2019—Tentative 10:00 a.m. Briefing on Human Capital and Equal Employment Opportunity (Public Meeting) (Contact: Jason Lising: 301–287–0569) This meeting will be webcast live at the Web address—http://www.nrc.gov/. Thursday, June 20, 2019 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES For more information or to verify the status of meetings, contact Denise McGovern at 301–415–0681 or via email at Denise.McGovern@nrc.gov. The schedule for Commission meetings is subject to change on short notice. The NRC Commission Meeting Schedule can be found on the internet at: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/ public-meetings/schedule.html. The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in these public meetings, or need this meeting notice or the transcript or other information from the public meetings in another format (e.g., braille, large print), please notify Kimberly Meyer-Chambers, NRC Disability Program Manager, at 301– 287–0739, by videophone at 240–428– 3217, or by email at Kimberly.MeyerChambers@nrc.gov. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Members of the public may request to receive this information electronically. If you would like to be added to the distribution, please contact the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of the Secretary, Washington, DC 20555 (301– 415–1969), or by email at Wendy.Moore@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17th day of May, 2019. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Denise L. McGovern, Policy Coordinator, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–10699 Filed 5–17–19; 4:15 pm] NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–461; NRC–2019–0123] Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Clinton Power Station, Unit No. 1 Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the issuance of an amendment to Facility Operating License No. NPF–62, issued to Exelon Generation Company, LLC (the licensee), for operation of the Clinton Power Station, Unit No 1 (CPS), located in DeWitt County, Illinois. The SUMMARY: 10:00 a.m. Briefing on Results of the Agency Action Review Meeting (Public Meeting) (Contact: Andrea Mayer: 301–415–1081) This meeting will be webcast live at the Web address—http://www.nrc.gov/. 17:50 May 20, 2019 CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 7590–01–P Week of June 10, 2019—Tentative VerDate Sep<11>2014 Week of June 24, 2019—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the week of June 24, 2019. Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23085 proposed action would amend the expiration of Facility Operating License No. NPF–62 from September 29, 2026, to April 17, 2027. From September 29, 1986, to April 17, 1987, CPS was limited to 5 percent of rated power while operators conducted low-power testing before being issued a full-power operating license on April 17, 1987. The action to amend the expiration date of the license from September 29, 2026, to April 17, 2027, would result in the license expiring 40 years from the date of the issuance of the full-power operating license, as is permitted by the NRC’s regulations. The environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) referenced in this document is available on May 21, 2019. DATES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2019–0123 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–2019–0123. Address questions about NRC docket IDs 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@ nrc.gov. The ADAMS accession number for each document referenced (if it is available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that it is mentioned in this document. • 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. ADDRESSES: Joel S. Wiebe, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001; telephone: 301–415–6606; email: Joel.Wiebe@nrc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 50-409; NRC-2019-0120]


LaCrosse Solutions, LLC; La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor, Vernon 
County, Wisconsin

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Final environmental assessment and finding of no significant 
impact; issuance.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering an 
amendment to Possession Only License DPR-45 to add a license condition 
that reflects the NRC's approval of the license termination plan (LTP) 
for the La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor (LACBWR) and provides criteria 
for when prior NRC approval is needed to make changes to the LTP. The 
NRC has prepared a final environmental assessment (EA) and finding of 
no significant impact (FONSI) for this licensing action.

DATES: The final EA referenced in this document was available on May 6, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2019-0120 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-2019-0120. Address 
questions about Docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Jennifer Borges; 
telephone: 301-287-9127; email: [email protected]. 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]. For the convenience of the reader, 
instructions about obtaining materials referenced in this document are 
provided in the ``Availability of Documents'' section.
     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: Marlayna Vaaler, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, telephone: 301-415-3178, email: 
[email protected]; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Introduction

    In June 2016, LaCrosseSolutions, LLC (LS, the licensee) submitted a 
license amendment request, which included the LTP for LACBWR. The LTP 
was updated by LS in December 2016, May 2018, and November 2018. The 
NRC is considering amending Possession Only License DPR-45 to add a 
license condition that reflects the NRC's approval of the LTP and 
provides criteria for when prior NRC approval is needed to make changes 
to the LTP. As required by of title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (10 CFR) part 51, ``Environmental Protection Regulations 
for Domestic Licensing and Related Regulatory Functions,'' the NRC 
prepared a final EA. Based on the results of the final EA, as described 
in the following sections, the NRC has determined not to prepare an 
environmental impact statement (EIS) for the LACBWR LTP amendment, and 
is issuing a FONSI.

II. Environmental Assessment

Description of the Proposed Action

    The proposed action is NRC review and approval of the LACBWR LTP. 
In its license amendment request, LS requested to add a license 
condition: (1) Reflecting the NRC staff's approval of the LTP and (2) 
providing criteria for when prior NRC approval is needed to make 
changes to the LTP. If the NRC approves the LTP, the approval will be 
issued in the form of an amendment to the LACBWR license to add the 
requested license condition.
    The LACBWR LTP provides the details of the plan for characterizing, 
identifying, and remediating the remaining residual radioactivity at 
the LACBWR site to a level that will allow the site to be released for 
unrestricted use. The LACBWR LTP also describes

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how the licensee will confirm the extent and success of remediation 
through radiological surveys, provide financial assurance to complete 
decommissioning, and ensure the environmental impacts of the 
decommissioning activities are within the scope originally envisioned 
in the associated environmental documents. The LTP outlines the 
remaining decommissioning and dismantling activities; decommissioning 
activities at the LACBWR site are scheduled to be complete in 2019, 
with license termination occurring before the end of 2020.

Need for the Proposed Action

    The purpose of and need for the proposed action is to allow for 
completion of decommissioning of the LACBWR site by the licensee, the 
termination of the LACBWR license by the NRC, and the subsequent 
release of the LACBWR site for unrestricted use. The NRC will terminate 
the license if it determines that the site meets the performance-based 
criteria for unrestricted site release, in accordance with 10 CFR 
20.1402, ``Radiological Criteria for Unrestricted Use,'' and that the 
facility has been dismantled in accordance with the LTP.

Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action

    The NRC assessed the environmental impacts of the license 
termination activities and remaining decommissioning activities and 
determined there would be no significant impact to the quality of the 
human environment.
    During its review of the LACBWR LTP, the NRC concluded the impacts 
for most resource areas--land use, air quality, ecology, 
socioeconomics, historic and cultural resources, aesthetics, noise, and 
transportation--were still bounded by the previously issued 
Decommissioning Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS). 
Therefore, the NRC does not expect impacts beyond those discussed in 
the GEIS, which concluded that the impact level for these issues was 
SMALL.
    In the EA associated with the LACBWR LTP, the NRC evaluated the 
potential site-specific environmental impacts of the remaining 
decommissioning and license termination activities on climate change, 
water resources, environmental justice, and waste management and did 
not identify any significant impacts. For protected species, the NRC 
determined that the proposed action may affect but not likely to 
adversely affect the Higgins eye pearlymussel (Lampsilis higginsii), 
the sheepnose mussel (Plethobasus cyphyus), and the northern long-eared 
bat (Myotis septentrionalis).

Environmental Impacts of the Alternatives to the Proposed Action

    As an alternative to the proposed action, the NRC staff considered 
denial of the proposed action (i.e., the ``no-action'' alternative). 
Under the no-action alternative, the NRC would not approve the LACBWR 
LTP or the license amendment request because regulatory requirements 
have not been met. Consequently, the LACBWR license would not be 
terminated, decommissioning and other onsite maintenance and 
operational activities involving the storage of spent nuclear fuel 
would continue, and the remainder of the LACBWR site would not be 
released for unrestricted use. If the NRC was unable to approve the 
LACBWR LTP because the regulatory requirements were not met, then the 
licensee would have to take the necessary actions to ensure the 
regulations are met.

Agencies and Persons Consulted

    On December 19, 2018, the NRC staff sent a copy of the draft EA 
associated with the LACBWR LTP to the Wisconsin Department of Health 
(WDHS) for review and comment. The WDHS responded on January 29, 2019, 
with no comment.
    The NRC consulted with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) on 
listed protected species at the LACBWR site. On December 20, 2018, the 
NRC requested FWS review and concurrence with the NRC's determination 
that the proposed action may affect, but is not likely to adversely 
affect three federally listed species. FWS concurred with the NRC's 
determination on January 30, 2019.
    The NRC also made a determination that no historic properties would 
be affected, and on December 20, 2018, requested the Wisconsin State 
Historical Society's concurrence on the finding. The State Historical 
Society concurred with the NRC's finding on February 4, 2019.

III. Finding of No Significant Impact

    Based on its review of the proposed action, and in accordance with 
the requirements in 10 CFR part 51, the NRC staff has determined that 
pursuant to 10 CFR 51.31, ``Determinations based on environmental 
assessment,'' preparation of an EIS is not required for the proposed 
action and, pursuant to 10 CFR 51.32, ``Finding of no significant 
impact,'' a FONSI is appropriate.
    On the basis of the final EA, 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 EIS 
for the proposed action.

IV. Availability of Documents

    The documents identified in the following table are available to 
interested persons through one or more of the following methods, as 
indicated.

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           Document and date               ADAMS Accession Nos./weblink
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License Amendment Request June 27, 2016  ML16200A095.
Supplemented LTP December 1, 2016......  ML16347A026.
LTP Revision 1 May 31, 2018............  ML18169A271 ML18169A235.
LTP Final Consolidated November 15,      ML18331A023.
 2018.
Final EA...............................  ML19031B926.
NUREG-0586, Supplement 1                 https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/
 Decommissioning GEIS.                    doc-collections/nuregs/staff/
                                          sr0586/.
Transmittal of Draft EA to WDHS          ML18354B000.
 December 19, 2018.
WDHS Comments on Draft EA January 29,    ML19031B159.
 2019.
Transmittal of Draft EA to FWS December  ML18351A258.
 19, 2018.
FWS Response January 30, 2019..........  ML19031B157.
Transmittal of Draft EA to WSHS          ML18351A219.
 December 19, 2018.
WHS Response February 9, 2019..........  ML19043A773.
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    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, on May 15, 2019.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Andrew J. Pretzello,
Deputy Director, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety, Safeguards, and 
Environmental Review, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
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