[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 125 (Thursday, June 30, 2005)]
[Pages 37872-37873]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-3434]



[Docket Nos 50-259, 50-260, and 50-296]

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, 
Units 1, 2, and 3; Notice of Availability of the Final Supplement 21 to 
the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for the License Renewal of 
Browns Ferry Nuclear Plants, Units 1, 2, and 3

    Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(Commission) has published a final plant-specific supplement to the 
``Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear 
Plants'' (GEIS), NUREG-1437, regarding the renewal of operating 
licenses DPR-33, DPR-52, and DPR-68 for an additional 20 years of 
operation at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Unit 1, 2 and 3 (BFN). BFN is 
located in Limestone County, Alabama, 16 km (10

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mi) southwest of Athens, Alabama. Possible alternatives to the proposed 
action (license renewal) include no action and reasonable alternative 
energy sources. As discussed in Section 9.3 of the final Supplement 21, 
based on (1) The analysis and findings in the GEIS; (2) the TVA 
Environmental Report; (3) consultation with Federal, State, and local 
agencies; (4) the staff's own independent review; and (5) the staff's 
consideration of public comments; the recommendation of the staff is 
that the Commission determine that the adverse environmental impacts of 
license renewal for Units 1, 2, and 3 at BFN are not so great that 
preserving the option of license renewal for energy-planning decision 
makers would be unreasonable.
    The final Supplement 21 to the GEIS is available for public 
inspection at the NRC Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White 
Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland 
20852, or from the Publicly Available Records component of NRC's 
Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS). ADAMS is 
accessible at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. The accession 
number for the final Supplement 21 to the GEIS is ML051730443. Persons 
who do not have access to ADAMS, or who encounter problems in accessing 
the documents located in ADAMS should contact the NRC's PDR Reference 
staff by telephone at 1-800-397-4209, or 301-415-4737, or by e-mail at 
[email protected]. In addition, the Athens-Limestone Public Library, 405 East 
South Street, Athens, Alabama, has agreed to make the final plant-
specific supplement to the GEIS available for public inspection.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael Masnik, License Renewal 
and Environmental Impacts Program, Division of Regulatory Improvement 
Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, 20555-
0001. Dr. Masnik may be contacted at 1-800-368-5642, extension 1191 or 
via e-mail at [email protected].

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 23rd day of June, 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Pao-Tsin Kuo,
Program Director, License Renewal and Environmental Impacts Program 
Division of Regulatory Improvement Programs, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
[FR Doc. E5-3434 Filed 6-29-05; 8:45 am]