Extension of the Public Comment Period for the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Commercial Disposal of Defense Waste Processing Facility Recycle Wastewater From the Savannah River Site, 71909 [2019-28224]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 249 / Monday, December 30, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Extension of the Public Comment Period for the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Commercial Disposal of Defense Waste Processing Facility Recycle Wastewater From the Savannah River Site Office of Environmental Management, U.S. Department of Energy. ACTION: Extension of public comment period. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is extending the public comment period for the request of public comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Commercial Disposal of Defense Waste Processing Facility Recycle Wastewater from the Savannah River Site (DOE/EA– 2115) (Draft SRS DWPF Recycle Wastewater EA). DOE published a notice in the Federal Register on December 10, 2019, establishing a 30day public comment period ending on January 9, 2020. DOE is extending the public comment period for 32 days, ending on February 10, 2020. DATES: The comment period for the Notice published on December 10, 2019 (84 FR 67438) is extended. DOE will consider all comments received or postmarked by February 10, 2020. ADDRESSES: Please direct written comments on the Draft DWPF SRS Recycle Wastewater EA to: (a) Email: DWPFEA@em.doe.gov. Please submit comments in MicrosoftTM Word or PDF file format and avoid the use of encryption. (b) Mail: James Joyce, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management, EM–4.21, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585. Because your comments will be made public, you are solely responsible for ensuring that your comments do not include any confidential information that you or a third party may not wish to be posted. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information related to Draft SRS DWPF Recycle Wastewater EA, please contact James Joyce, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management, Office of Waste and Materials Management (EM–4.2), 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585. Email: DWPFEA@em.doe.gov. Telephone: (301) 903–2151. For information related to DOE’s high-level radioactive waste (HLW) interpretation, please contact Theresa Kliczewski, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management, Office of khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 Dec 27, 2019 Jkt 250001 Waste and Materials Management (EM– 4.2), 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585. Email: Theresa.Kliczewski@em.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 10, 2019, DOE published a notice in the Federal Register (84 FR 67438) on the publication of the Draft SRS DWPF Recycle Wastewater EA. The Draft SRS DWPF Recycle Wastewater EA evaluates the potential impacts from a proposed action to retrieve, stabilize, and dispose of up to 10,000 gallons of Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) recycle wastewater from Savannah River Site (SRS) at a commercial low-level radioactive waste disposal facility located outside of South Carolina, licensed by either the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) or an Agreement State under NRC’s regulations regarding licensing requirements for land disposal of radioactive waste. If implemented, this proposal would provide alternative treatment and disposal options for up to 10,000 gallons of DWPF recycle wastewater through the use of existing, licensed, off-site commercial facilities. DOE has determined that an extension of the public comment period on the Draft SRS DWPF Recycle Wastewater EA is appropriate, and is hereby extending the comment period an additional 32 days with the public comment period ending on February 10, 2020. Signed at Washington, DC, on December 20, 2019. Mark S. Senderling, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Waste and Materials Management, Office of Regulatory and Policy Affairs, Office of Environmental Management, U.S. Department of Energy. [FR Doc. 2019–28224 Filed 12–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP20–20–000] Notice of Application; Texas-KansasOklahoma LLC Take notice that on December 6, 2019, Texas-Kansas-Oklahoma LLC. (TKO), 1318 David Lane, Dalhart, TX, 79022 filed in Docket No. CP20–20–000, an application pursuant to section 7(f) of the Natural Gas Act and Part 157 of the Commission’s regulations requesting that the Commission grant it a determination of service area within which TKO may, without further Commission authorization, own and operate facilities to provide natural gas PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71909 distribution service across the state line flowing from southwestern Kansas into in a limited geographic area in northern Oklahoma. The subject distribution facilities, which provide natural gas service to TKO’s irrigation customers, originate in Kansas and continue into Oklahoma. TKO also requests a finding that qualifies for treatment as an LDC for purposes of Section 311 of the Natural Gas Policy Act and a waiver of various Commission requirements as appropriate and consistent with the requested determination. All relevant information is more fully set forth in the application, which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The filing may also be viewed on the 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, (866) 208–3676 or TTY, (202) 502–8659. Any questions regarding this application should be directed to Mike McEvers, Texas-Kansas-Oklahoma, LLC, P.O. Box 1194, Dalhart, TX 79202; Phone: (806) 244–4210; Email: tko@ tkogas.com, and copied to C. Edward Watson, II, Foulston Siefkin, LLP, 1551 N Waterfront Pkwy, Suite 100, Wichita, KS 67206; Phone: (316) 291–9589; Email: cewatson@foulston.com. 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 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 249 (Monday, December 30, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Extension of the Public Comment Period for the Draft 
Environmental Assessment for the Commercial Disposal of Defense Waste 
Processing Facility Recycle Wastewater From the Savannah River Site

AGENCY: Office of Environmental Management, U.S. Department of Energy.

ACTION: Extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is extending the public 
comment period for the request of public comments on the Draft 
Environmental Assessment for the Commercial Disposal of Defense Waste 
Processing Facility Recycle Wastewater from the Savannah River Site 
(DOE/EA-2115) (Draft SRS DWPF Recycle Wastewater EA). DOE published a 
notice in the Federal Register on December 10, 2019, establishing a 30-
day public comment period ending on January 9, 2020. DOE is extending 
the public comment period for 32 days, ending on February 10, 2020.

DATES: The comment period for the Notice published on December 10, 2019 
(84 FR 67438) is extended. DOE will consider all comments received or 
postmarked by February 10, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Please direct written comments on the Draft DWPF SRS Recycle 
Wastewater EA to:
    (a) Email: [email protected]. Please submit comments in MicrosoftTM 
Word or PDF file format and avoid the use of encryption.
    (b) Mail: James Joyce, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of 
Environmental Management, EM-4.21, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, 
Washington, DC 20585.
    Because your comments will be made public, you are solely 
responsible for ensuring that your comments do not include any 
confidential information that you or a third party may not wish to be 
posted.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information related to Draft SRS 
DWPF Recycle Wastewater EA, please contact James Joyce, U.S. Department 
of Energy, Office of Environmental Management, Office of Waste and 
Materials Management (EM-4.2), 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, 
DC 20585. Email: [email protected]. Telephone: (301) 903-2151. For 
information related to DOE's high-level radioactive waste (HLW) 
interpretation, please contact Theresa Kliczewski, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Office of Environmental Management, Office of Waste and 
Materials Management (EM-4.2), 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, 
DC 20585. Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 10, 2019, DOE published a notice 
in the Federal Register (84 FR 67438) on the publication of the Draft 
SRS DWPF Recycle Wastewater EA. The Draft SRS DWPF Recycle Wastewater 
EA evaluates the potential impacts from a proposed action to retrieve, 
stabilize, and dispose of up to 10,000 gallons of Defense Waste 
Processing Facility (DWPF) recycle wastewater from Savannah River Site 
(SRS) at a commercial low-level radioactive waste disposal facility 
located outside of South Carolina, licensed by either the Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission (NRC) or an Agreement State under NRC's 
regulations regarding licensing requirements for land disposal of 
radioactive waste. If implemented, this proposal would provide 
alternative treatment and disposal options for up to 10,000 gallons of 
DWPF recycle wastewater through the use of existing, licensed, off-site 
commercial facilities.
    DOE has determined that an extension of the public comment period 
on the Draft SRS DWPF Recycle Wastewater EA is appropriate, and is 
hereby extending the comment period an additional 32 days with the 
public comment period ending on February 10, 2020.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on December 20, 2019.
Mark S. Senderling,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Waste and Materials Management, Office 
of Regulatory and Policy Affairs, Office of Environmental Management, 
U.S. Department of Energy.
[FR Doc. 2019-28224 Filed 12-27-19; 8:45 am]
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