[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 39 (Monday, March 2, 2009)]
[Pages 9112-9113]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-4336]



[Docket Nos. 52-027 and 52-028; NRC-2008-0441]

South Carolina Electric and Gas Company Acting for Itself and as 
Agent for the South Carolina Public Service Company (Also Refered to as 
Santee Cooper) Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station Units 2 and 3 Combined 
License Application; Notice of an Extension to the Environmental 
Scoping Period

    South Carolina Electric and Gas Company (SCE&G) acting for itself 
and as an agent for South Carolina Public Service Company (also 
referred to as Santee Cooper) has submitted an application for combined 
licenses (COLs) to build Units 2 and 3 at its Virgil C. Summer Nuclear 
Station (VCSNS) site, located on approximately 3,600 acres in Fairfield 
County, South Carolina, on the Broad River, approximately 15 miles west 
of the county seat of Winnsboro and 26 miles northwest of Columbia, 
South Carolina. The application for the COLs was submitted to the U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on March 27, 2008, pursuant to 
Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 52.
    A notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement 
(EIS) and conduct scoping was published in the Federal Register on 
January 5, 2009 (74 FR 323-324) and scoping meetings were held in 
Winnsboro and Blair, South Carolina on January 27 and 28, 2009, 
respectively. After the meetings, Mayor Gregrey Ginyard of 

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South Carolina (located approximately 2 miles from the proposed VCSNS 
Units 2 and 3) requested an extension of the scoping period. NRC staff 
has concluded that Mayor Ginyard's reasonable request, coupled with 
comments provided during the scoping meetings, amounts to a special 
circumstance that warrants an extension of the scoping period.
    The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the NRC is 
extending the current scoping period by 30 days. Members of the public 
may send written comments on the scope of the VCSNS COLs environmental 
review to the Chief, Rulemaking, Directives and Editing Branch, Office 
of Administration, Mailstop TWB-05-B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, and should cite the publication 
date and page number of this Federal Register notice. To ensure that 
comments will be considered, written comments must be postmarked by 
April 6, 2009. Electronic comments may be sent by e-mail to the NRC at 
[email protected]. Electronic submissions must be sent no later 
than April 6, 2009, to ensure that they will be considered.
    Information about the proposed action, the EIS, and the scoping 
process may be obtained from Ms. Patricia Vokoun or Mr. Paul Michalak 
at 1-800-368-5642, extensions 3470 or 7612, respectively; at the U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Mailstop T-6D32, Washington, DC 20555-
0001; or via e-mail at [email protected] or 
[email protected].

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 24th day of February 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Nilesh Chokshi,
Deputy Director, Division of Site and Environmental Reviews, Office of 
New Reactors.
[FR Doc. E9-4336 Filed 2-27-09; 8:45 am]