[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 160 (Friday, August 19, 2005)]
[Pages 48784-48785]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-4530]



[Docket Nos. 50-266 and 50-301]

Nuclear Management Company, Llc (Nmc), Point Beach Nuclear Plant, 
Units 1 and 2; Notice of Availability of the Final Supplement 23 to the 
Generic Environmental Impact Statement Regarding License Renewal for 
Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2

    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-24 and DPR-27 for an additional 20 years of operation at 
Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2 (PBNP). PBNP is operated by 
Nuclear Management Company, LLC (NMC) and is owned by Wisconsin 
Electric Power Company (WEPCO). PBNP is located on the western shore of 
Lake Michigan in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, approximately 30 miles 
southeast of Green Bay, Wisconsin. 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 23, based on (1) The analysis and findings in the GEIS, (2) 
the NMC 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 PBNP are not so great that preserving 
the option of license renewal for energy-planning decision makers would 
be unreasonable.
    The final Supplement 23 to the GEIS is publicly available at the 
NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS). ADAMS 
is accessible at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html; a link is 
provided to access documents through the Internet-based component of 
ADAMS. The accession number for the final Supplement 23 to the GEIS is 
ML052230490. 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 at 1-800-397-4209, or 301-415-4737, or by 
e-mail at [email protected]. In addition, the Lester Public Library, located 
at 1001 Adams Street, Two Rivers, Wisconsin, has agreed to make the 

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Supplement 23 to the GEIS available for public inspection.
    For further information, contact: Ms. Stacey Imboden, License 
Renewal and Environmental Impacts Program, Division of Regulatory 
Improvement Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC, 20555. Ms. Imboden may be contacted at 1-800-368-5642, extension 
2462 or via e-mail at [email protected].

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 12th day of August, 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Andrew Kugler,
Acting Program Director, License Renewal and Environmental Impacts 
Program, Division of Regulatory Improvement Programs, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. E5-4530 Filed 8-18-05; 8:45 am]