Environmental Assessments and Findings of No Significant Impact of Independent Spent Fuel Storage Facilities Decommissioning Funding Plans, 19644-19647 [2021-07577]

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[FR Doc. 2021–07585 Filed 4–13–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2021–0064] Environmental Assessments and Findings of No Significant Impact of Independent Spent Fuel Storage Facilities Decommissioning Funding Plans Nuclear Regulatory Commission. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact; issuance. ACTION: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this notice regarding the issuance of a final Environmental Assessment (EA) and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for its review and approval of the initial and updated decommissioning funding plans (DFPs) submitted by independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) licensees for the ISFSIs listed in the ‘‘Discussion’’ section of this document. DATES: The EA and FONSI referenced in this document are available on April 14, 2021. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2021–0064 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 https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2021–0064. Address questions about Docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Stacy Schumann; telephone: 301–415–0624; email: Stacy.Schumann@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 https://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. • Attention: The PDR, where you may examine and order copies of public documents, is currently closed. You may submit your request to the PDR via email at pdr.resource@nrc.gov or call 1–800–397–4209 or 301–415–4737, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Markley, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–6293, email: Christopher.Markley@nrc.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 70 / Wednesday, April 14, 2021 / Notices termination. On June 17, 2011, the NRC published a final rule in the Federal Register amending its decommissioning planning regulations (76 FR 35512). The final rule amended the NRC regulation, 10 CFR 72.30, which concerns financial assurance and decommissioning for ISFSIs. This regulation requires each holder of, or applicant for, a license under 10 CFR part 72 to submit a DFP for the NRC’s review and approval. The DFP is to demonstrate the licensee’s financial assurance, i.e., that funds will be available to decommission the ISFSI. The NRC staff will later publish its financial analyses of the DFP submittals which will be available for public inspection in ADAMS. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The NRC is considering the approval of the initial and updated DFPs submitted by ISFSI licensees. The NRC staff has prepared a final EA and FONSI determination for each of the initial and updated ISFSI DFPs in accordance with the NRC regulations in Part 51 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ‘‘Environmental Protection Regulations for Domestic Licensing and Related Regulatory Functions,’’ which implement the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). The NRC requires its licensees to plan for the eventual decommissioning of their licensed facilities prior to license 19645 II. Discussion The following table includes the plant name, docket number, licensee, and ADAMS Accession Number for the final EA and FONSI determination for each of the individual ISFSIs. The table also includes the ADAMS Accession Numbers for other relevant documents, including the initial and updated DFP submittals. For further details with respect to these actions, see the NRC staff’s final EA and FONSI determinations which are available for public inspection in ADAMS and at https://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID NRC–2021–0064. For additional direction on accessing information related to this document, see the ‘‘ADDRESSES’’ section of this document. FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT Facility: Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant Docket No. .......................................................... Licensee .............................................................. Proposed Action ................................................. Environmental Impact of Proposed Action ......... Finding of No Significant Impact ........................ jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Available Documents .......................................... 72–72. Indiana Michigan Power Company (IMP). The NRC’s review and approval of IMP’s initial and updated DFPs submitted in accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c). The NRC staff has determined that the proposed action, the review and approval of IMP’s initial and updated DFPs, submitted in accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c), will not authorize changes to licensed operations or maintenance activities, or result in changes in the types, characteristics, or quantities of radiological or non-radiological effluents released into the environment from the ISFSI, or result in the creation of solid waste. Moreover, the approval of the initial and updated DFPs will not authorize any construction activity, facility modification, or other land-disturbing activity. The NRC staff has concluded that the proposed action is a procedural and administrative action that will not have a significant impact on the environment. The proposed action does not require changes to the ISFSI’s licensed routine operations, maintenance activities, or monitoring programs, nor does it require new construction or landdisturbing activities. The scope of the proposed action concerns only the NRC’s review and approval of IMP’s initial and updated DFPs. The scope of the proposed action does not include, and will not result in, the review and approval of decontamination or decommissioning activities or license termination for the ISFSI or for other parts of the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant. Therefore, the NRC staff determined that approval of the initial and updated DFPs for the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant ISFSI will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment, and accordingly, the staff has concluded that a FONSI is appropriate. The NRC staff further finds that preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required. Indiana Michigan Power Company, 2012. ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated December 17, 2012. ADAMS Package Accession No. ML123630254. Indiana Michigan Power Company, Inc., 2015. ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated December 14, 2015. ADAMS Accession No. ML15351A007. Indiana Michigan Power Company, 2018. Response to Request for Additional Information Regarding ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated April 11, 2018. ADAMS Accession No. ML18103A035. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ESA Section 7 No Effect Determination for ISFSI DFP Reviews (Note to File), dated May 15, 2017. ADAMS Accession No. ML17135A062. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Request for Additional Information Regarding ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated February 28, 2018. ADAMS Accession No. ML18060A022. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Final EA and FONSI for the Indiana Michigan Power Company’s (IMP) Initial and Updated DFPs Submitted in Accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c) for the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant Units 1 and 2 ISFSI, dated April 7, 2021. ADAMS Accession No. ML21062A254. Facility: San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Docket No. .......................................................... Licensee. ............................................................. Proposed Action ................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Apr 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 72–41. Southern California Edison Company (SCE). The NRC’s review and approval of SCE’s initial and updated DFPs submitted in accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c). PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 19646 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 70 / Wednesday, April 14, 2021 / Notices FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT—Continued Environmental Impact of Proposed Action ......... Finding of No Significant Impact ........................ Available Documents .......................................... The NRC staff has determined that the proposed action, the review and approval of SCE’s initial and updated DFPs, submitted in accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c), will not authorize or changes to licensed operations or maintenance activities, or result in changes in the types, characteristics, or quantities of radiological or non-radiological effluents released into the environment from the ISFSI, or result in the creation of solid waste. Moreover, the approval of the initial and updated DFPs will not authorize any construction activity, facility modification, or other land-disturbing activity. The NRC staff has concluded that the proposed action is a procedural and administrative action that will not have a significant impact on the environment. The proposed action does not require changes to the ISFSI’s licensed routine operations, maintenance activities, or monitoring programs, nor does it require new construction or landdisturbing activities. The scope of the proposed action concerns only the NRC’s review and approval of SCE’s DFPs. The scope of the proposed action does not include, and will not result in, the review and approval of decontamination or decommissioning activities or license termination for the ISFSI or for other parts of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Therefore, the NRC staff determined that approval of the initial and updated DFPs for the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station ISFSI will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment, and accordingly, the staff has concluded that a FONSI is appropriate. The NRC staff further finds that preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required. Southern California Edison Company, 2012. ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated December 14, 2012. ADAMS Accession No. ML130420384. Southern California Edison Company, 2015. ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated December 14, 2015. ADAMS Accession No. ML15349A942. Southern California Edison Company, 2018. Response to Request for Additional Information Regarding ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated April 11, 2018. ADAMS Accession No. ML18106A042. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ESA Section 7 No Effect Determination for ISFSI DFP Reviews (Note to File), dated May 15, 2017. ADAMS Accession No. ML17135A062. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Letter to T. J. Palmisano re: Request for Additional Information Regarding Southern California Edison’s DFP for San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station ISFSI, dated February 2018. ADAMS Accession No. ML18060A149. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Enclosure: Request for Additional Information [Request for Additional Information Regarding Southern California Edison’s Decommissioning Funding Plan for San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station ISFSI]. February 2018. ADAMS Accession No. ML18060A148. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Final EA and FONSI for the Southern California Edison Company’s Initial and Updated DFPs Submitted in Accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c) for the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2, and 3 ISFSI, dated April 7, 2021. ADAMS Accession No. ML21090A115. Facility: Yankee Nuclear Power Station Docket No. .......................................................... Licensee. ............................................................. Proposed Action ................................................. Environmental Impact of Proposed Action ......... jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Finding of No Significant Impact ........................ Available Documents .......................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Apr 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 72–31. Yankee Atomic Electric Company (YEAC). The NRC’s review and approval of YEAC ’s initial and updated DFPs submitted in accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c). The NRC staff has determined that the proposed action, the review and approval of YEAC ’s initial and updated DFPs, submitted in accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c), will not authorize or changes to licensed operations or maintenance activities, or result in changes in the types, characteristics, or quantities of radiological or non-radiological effluents released into the environment from the ISFSI, or result in the creation of solid waste. Moreover, the approval of the initial and updated DFPs will not authorize any construction activity, facility modification, or other land-disturbing activity. The NRC staff has concluded that the proposed action is a procedural and administrative action that will not have a significant impact on the environment. The proposed action does not require changes to the ISFSI’s licensed routine operations, maintenance activities, or monitoring programs, nor does it require new construction or landdisturbing activities. The scope of the proposed action concerns only the NRC’s review and approval of YEAC’s DFPs. The scope of the proposed action does not include, and will not result in, the review and approval of decontamination or decommissioning activities or license termination for the ISFSI or for other parts of the former Yankee Nuclear Power Station. Therefore, the NRC staff determined that approval of the initial and updated DFPs for the Yankee Rowe ISFSI will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment, and accordingly, the staff has concluded that a FONSI is appropriate. The NRC staff further finds that preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required. Yankee Atomic Electric Company, 2012. ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated December 17, 2012. ADAMS Accession No. ML12363A106. Yankee Atomic Electric Company, 2015. ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated December 14, 2015. ADAMS Accession No. ML16020A016. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ESA Section 7 No Effect Determination for ISFSI DFP Reviews (Note to File), dated May 15, 2017. ADAMS Accession No. ML17135A062. PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 70 / Wednesday, April 14, 2021 / Notices 19647 FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT—Continued U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Final EA and FONSI for the Yankee Atomic Electric Company’s Initial and Updated DFPs Submitted in Accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c) for the Yankee Rowe ISFSI, dated April 7, 2021. ADAMS Accession No. ML21062A247. Dated: April 8, 2021. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. John B. McKirgan, Chief, Storage and Transportation Licensing Branch, Division of Fuel Management, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2021–07577 Filed 4–13–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2021–0076] Environmental Assessments and Findings of No Significant Impact of Independent Spent Fuel Storage Facilities Decommissioning Funding Plans Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing this notice regarding the issuance of a final Environmental Assessment (EA) and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for its review and approval of the initial and updated decommissioning funding plans (DFPs) submitted by independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) licensees for the ISFSIs listed in the ‘‘Discussion’’ section of this document. DATES: The EA and FONSI referenced in this document are available on April 14, 2021. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2021–0076 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 https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2021–0076. Address SUMMARY: questions about Docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Stacy Schumann; telephone: 301–415–0624; email: Stacy.Schumann@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individuals 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 https://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. • Attention: The PDR, where you may examine and order copies of public documents, is currently closed. You may submit your request to the PDR via email at pdr.resource@nrc.gov or call 1– 800–397–4209 or 301–415–4737, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: YenJu Chen, telephone: 301–415–1018, email: Yen-Ju.Chen@nrc.gov or Bernard White, telephone: 301–415–6577, email: Bernard.White@nrc.gov. Both are staff of the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The NRC is considering the approval of the initial and updated DFPs submitted by ISFSI licensees. The NRC staff has prepared a final EA and FONSI determination for each of the initial and updated ISFSI DFPs in accordance with the NRC regulations in part 51 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ‘‘Environmental Protection Regulations for Domestic Licensing and Related Regulatory Functions,’’ which implement the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). The NRC requires its licensees to plan for the eventual decommissioning of their licensed facilities prior to license termination. On June 17, 2011, the NRC published a final rule in the Federal Register amending its decommissioning planning regulations (76 FR 35512). The final rule amended the NRC regulation, 10 CFR 72.30, which concerns financial assurance and decommissioning for ISFSIs. This regulation requires each holder of, or applicant for, a license under 10 CFR part 72 to submit a DFP for the NRC’s review and approval. The DFP is to demonstrate the licensee’s financial assurance, i.e., that funds will be available to decommission the ISFSI. The NRC staff will later publish its financial analyses of the DFP submittals which will be available for public inspection in ADAMS. II. Discussion The following table includes the plant name, docket number, licensee, and ADAMS Accession Number for the final EA and FONSI determination for each of the individual ISFSIs. The table also includes the ADAMS Accession Numbers for other relevant documents, including the initial and updated DFP submittals. For further details with respect to these actions, see the NRC staff’s Final EA and FONSI determinations which are available for public inspection in ADAMS and at https://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID NRC–2021–0076. For additional direction on accessing information related to this document, see the ADDRESSES section of this document. FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Facility: Big Rock Point Docket No. .......................................................... Licensee .............................................................. Proposed Action ................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Apr 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 72–43. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (Entergy). The NRC’s review and approval of Entergy’s initial and updated DFPs submitted in accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c). PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2021-0064]


Environmental Assessments and Findings of No Significant Impact 
of Independent Spent Fuel Storage Facilities Decommissioning Funding 
Plans

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is publishing 
this notice regarding the issuance of a final Environmental Assessment 
(EA) and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for its review and 
approval of the initial and updated decommissioning funding plans 
(DFPs) submitted by independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) 
licensees for the ISFSIs listed in the ``Discussion'' section of this 
document.

DATES: The EA and FONSI referenced in this document are available on 
April 14, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2021-0064 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 https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2021-0064. Address 
questions about Docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Stacy Schumann; 
telephone: 301-415-0624; 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 https://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]. 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.
     Attention: The PDR, where you may examine and order copies 
of public documents, is currently closed. You may submit your request 
to the PDR via email at [email protected] or call 1-800-397-4209 or 
301-415-4737, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (EST), Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Markley, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-6293, email: 
[email protected].

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    The NRC is considering the approval of the initial and updated DFPs 
submitted by ISFSI licensees. The NRC staff has prepared a final EA and 
FONSI determination for each of the initial and updated ISFSI DFPs in 
accordance with the NRC regulations in Part 51 of title 10 of the Code 
of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ``Environmental Protection Regulations 
for Domestic Licensing and Related Regulatory Functions,'' which 
implement the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 
U.S.C. 4321 et seq.).
    The NRC requires its licensees to plan for the eventual 
decommissioning of their licensed facilities prior to license 
termination. On June 17, 2011, the NRC published a final rule in the 
Federal Register amending its decommissioning planning regulations (76 
FR 35512). The final rule amended the NRC regulation, 10 CFR 72.30, 
which concerns financial assurance and decommissioning for ISFSIs. This 
regulation requires each holder of, or applicant for, a license under 
10 CFR part 72 to submit a DFP for the NRC's review and approval. The 
DFP is to demonstrate the licensee's financial assurance, i.e., that 
funds will be available to decommission the ISFSI. The NRC staff will 
later publish its financial analyses of the DFP submittals which will 
be available for public inspection in ADAMS.

II. Discussion

    The following table includes the plant name, docket number, 
licensee, and ADAMS Accession Number for the final EA and FONSI 
determination for each of the individual ISFSIs. The table also 
includes the ADAMS Accession Numbers for other relevant documents, 
including the initial and updated DFP submittals. For further details 
with respect to these actions, see the NRC staff's final EA and FONSI 
determinations which are available for public inspection in ADAMS and 
at https://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID NRC-2021-0064. For 
additional direction on accessing information related to this document, 
see the ``ADDRESSES'' section of this document.

                    Finding of No Significant Impact
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                 Facility: Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant
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Docket No....................  72-72.
Licensee.....................  Indiana Michigan Power Company (IMP).
Proposed Action..............  The NRC's review and approval of IMP's
                                initial and updated DFPs submitted in
                                accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c).
Environmental Impact of        The NRC staff has determined that the
 Proposed Action.               proposed action, the review and approval
                                of IMP's initial and updated DFPs,
                                submitted in accordance with 10 CFR
                                72.30(b) and (c), will not authorize
                                changes to licensed operations or
                                maintenance activities, or result in
                                changes in the types, characteristics,
                                or quantities of radiological or non-
                                radiological effluents released into the
                                environment from the ISFSI, or result in
                                the creation of solid waste. Moreover,
                                the approval of the initial and updated
                                DFPs will not authorize any construction
                                activity, facility modification, or
                                other land-disturbing activity. The NRC
                                staff has concluded that the proposed
                                action is a procedural and
                                administrative action that will not have
                                a significant impact on the environment.
Finding of No Significant      The proposed action does not require
 Impact.                        changes to the ISFSI's licensed routine
                                operations, maintenance activities, or
                                monitoring programs, nor does it require
                                new construction or land-disturbing
                                activities. The scope of the proposed
                                action concerns only the NRC's review
                                and approval of IMP's initial and
                                updated DFPs. The scope of the proposed
                                action does not include, and will not
                                result in, the review and approval of
                                decontamination or decommissioning
                                activities or license termination for
                                the ISFSI or for other parts of the
                                Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant. Therefore,
                                the NRC staff determined that approval
                                of the initial and updated DFPs for the
                                Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant ISFSI will
                                not significantly affect the quality of
                                the human environment, and accordingly,
                                the staff has concluded that a FONSI is
                                appropriate. The NRC staff further finds
                                that preparation of an environmental
                                impact statement (EIS) is not required.
Available Documents..........  Indiana Michigan Power Company, 2012.
                                ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated
                                December 17, 2012. ADAMS Package
                                Accession No. ML123630254.
                               Indiana Michigan Power Company, Inc.,
                                2015. ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated
                                December 14, 2015. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML15351A007.
                               Indiana Michigan Power Company, 2018.
                                Response to Request for Additional
                                Information Regarding ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR
                                72.30), dated April 11, 2018. ADAMS
                                Accession No. ML18103A035.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ESA
                                Section 7 No Effect Determination for
                                ISFSI DFP Reviews (Note to File), dated
                                May 15, 2017. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML17135A062.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
                                Request for Additional Information
                                Regarding ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30),
                                dated February 28, 2018. ADAMS Accession
                                No. ML18060A022.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Final
                                EA and FONSI for the Indiana Michigan
                                Power Company's (IMP) Initial and
                                Updated DFPs Submitted in Accordance
                                with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c) for the
                                Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant Units 1 and
                                2 ISFSI, dated April 7, 2021. ADAMS
                                Accession No. ML21062A254.
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             Facility: San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station
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Docket No....................  72-41.
Licensee.....................  Southern California Edison Company (SCE).
Proposed Action..............  The NRC's review and approval of SCE's
                                initial and updated DFPs submitted in
                                accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c).

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Environmental Impact of        The NRC staff has determined that the
 Proposed Action.               proposed action, the review and approval
                                of SCE's initial and updated DFPs,
                                submitted in accordance with 10 CFR
                                72.30(b) and (c), will not authorize or
                                changes to licensed operations or
                                maintenance activities, or result in
                                changes in the types, characteristics,
                                or quantities of radiological or non-
                                radiological effluents released into the
                                environment from the ISFSI, or result in
                                the creation of solid waste. Moreover,
                                the approval of the initial and updated
                                DFPs will not authorize any construction
                                activity, facility modification, or
                                other land-disturbing activity. The NRC
                                staff has concluded that the proposed
                                action is a procedural and
                                administrative action that will not have
                                a significant impact on the environment.
Finding of No Significant      The proposed action does not require
 Impact.                        changes to the ISFSI's licensed routine
                                operations, maintenance activities, or
                                monitoring programs, nor does it require
                                new construction or land-disturbing
                                activities. The scope of the proposed
                                action concerns only the NRC's review
                                and approval of SCE's DFPs. The scope of
                                the proposed action does not include,
                                and will not result in, the review and
                                approval of decontamination or
                                decommissioning activities or license
                                termination for the ISFSI or for other
                                parts of the San Onofre Nuclear
                                Generating Station. Therefore, the NRC
                                staff determined that approval of the
                                initial and updated DFPs for the San
                                Onofre Nuclear Generating Station ISFSI
                                will not significantly affect the
                                quality of the human environment, and
                                accordingly, the staff has concluded
                                that a FONSI is appropriate. The NRC
                                staff further finds that preparation of
                                an environmental impact statement (EIS)
                                is not required.
Available Documents..........  Southern California Edison Company, 2012.
                                ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated
                                December 14, 2012. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML130420384.
                               Southern California Edison Company, 2015.
                                ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated
                                December 14, 2015. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML15349A942.
                               Southern California Edison Company, 2018.
                                Response to Request for Additional
                                Information Regarding ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR
                                72.30), dated April 11, 2018. ADAMS
                                Accession No. ML18106A042.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ESA
                                Section 7 No Effect Determination for
                                ISFSI DFP Reviews (Note to File), dated
                                May 15, 2017. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML17135A062.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
                                Letter to T. J. Palmisano re: Request
                                for Additional Information Regarding
                                Southern California Edison's DFP for San
                                Onofre Nuclear Generating Station ISFSI,
                                dated February 2018. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML18060A149.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
                                Enclosure: Request for Additional
                                Information [Request for Additional
                                Information Regarding Southern
                                California Edison's Decommissioning
                                Funding Plan for San Onofre Nuclear
                                Generating Station ISFSI]. February
                                2018. ADAMS Accession No. ML18060A148.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Final
                                EA and FONSI for the Southern California
                                Edison Company's Initial and Updated
                                DFPs Submitted in Accordance with 10 CFR
                                72.30(b) and (c) for the San Onofre
                                Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2,
                                and 3 ISFSI, dated April 7, 2021. ADAMS
                                Accession No. ML21090A115.
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                 Facility: Yankee Nuclear Power Station
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Docket No....................  72-31.
Licensee.....................  Yankee Atomic Electric Company (YEAC).
Proposed Action..............  The NRC's review and approval of YEAC 's
                                initial and updated DFPs submitted in
                                accordance with 10 CFR 72.30(b) and (c).
Environmental Impact of        The NRC staff has determined that the
 Proposed Action.               proposed action, the review and approval
                                of YEAC 's initial and updated DFPs,
                                submitted in accordance with 10 CFR
                                72.30(b) and (c), will not authorize or
                                changes to licensed operations or
                                maintenance activities, or result in
                                changes in the types, characteristics,
                                or quantities of radiological or non-
                                radiological effluents released into the
                                environment from the ISFSI, or result in
                                the creation of solid waste. Moreover,
                                the approval of the initial and updated
                                DFPs will not authorize any construction
                                activity, facility modification, or
                                other land-disturbing activity. The NRC
                                staff has concluded that the proposed
                                action is a procedural and
                                administrative action that will not have
                                a significant impact on the environment.
Finding of No Significant      The proposed action does not require
 Impact.                        changes to the ISFSI's licensed routine
                                operations, maintenance activities, or
                                monitoring programs, nor does it require
                                new construction or land-disturbing
                                activities. The scope of the proposed
                                action concerns only the NRC's review
                                and approval of YEAC's DFPs. The scope
                                of the proposed action does not include,
                                and will not result in, the review and
                                approval of decontamination or
                                decommissioning activities or license
                                termination for the ISFSI or for other
                                parts of the former Yankee Nuclear Power
                                Station. Therefore, the NRC staff
                                determined that approval of the initial
                                and updated DFPs for the Yankee Rowe
                                ISFSI will not significantly affect the
                                quality of the human environment, and
                                accordingly, the staff has concluded
                                that a FONSI is appropriate. The NRC
                                staff further finds that preparation of
                                an environmental impact statement (EIS)
                                is not required.
Available Documents..........  Yankee Atomic Electric Company, 2012.
                                ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated
                                December 17, 2012. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML12363A106.
                               Yankee Atomic Electric Company, 2015.
                                ISFSI DFPs (10 CFR 72.30), dated
                                December 14, 2015. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML16020A016.
                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ESA
                                Section 7 No Effect Determination for
                                ISFSI DFP Reviews (Note to File), dated
                                May 15, 2017. ADAMS Accession No.
                                ML17135A062.

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                               U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Final
                                EA and FONSI for the Yankee Atomic
                                Electric Company's Initial and Updated
                                DFPs Submitted in Accordance with 10 CFR
                                72.30(b) and (c) for the Yankee Rowe
                                ISFSI, dated April 7, 2021. ADAMS
                                Accession No. ML21062A247.
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    Dated: April 8, 2021.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
John B. McKirgan,
Chief, Storage and Transportation Licensing Branch, Division of Fuel 
Management, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
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