[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 105 (Wednesday, June 3, 2009)]
[Page 26743]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-12894]




Scoping Summary Report for the Update of the Generic 
Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants 

    On June 3, 2003 (68 FR 33209), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission (NRC) issued, for public comment, a Notice of Intent to 
prepare an Update of the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for 
License Renewal of Nuclear Plants (GEIS), NUREG-1437. In accordance 
with 10 CFR 51.26, the NRC conducted scoping meetings and collected 
comments from the public for the Update to the License Renewal GEIS, 
NUREG-1437. Subsequently, the Commission reopened scoping with a notice 
published in the Federal Register on October 3, 2005 (70 FR 57628) to 
encompass any additional comments since the original issuance of the 
Notice of Intent.
    The NRC conducted a public scoping meeting in each of the four NRC 
regions for the License Renewal GEIS update. The public scoping 
meetings were held in Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Anaheim, 
California; and Boston, Massachusetts. The NRC issued public scoping 
meeting summaries on August 12 and 13, 2003. The official transcripts 
from the public scoping meetings, written comments, and meeting 
summaries are available electronically for public inspection in the NRC 
Public Document Room (PDR) or from the NRC's Agencywide Documents 
Access and Management System (ADAMS) under package Accession Numbers 
ML032170942, ML032260339, ML032260715, and ML032170934. The scoping 
period for this update to the GEIS closed on September 17, 2003, but 
was subsequently reopened from October 3, 2005, to December 30, 2005. 
The NRC staff and its contractor reviewed the public scoping meeting 
transcripts and all written materials received during the public 
scoping periods and identified individual comments. All comments and 
suggestions received orally during the scoping meetings, or in writing, 
were considered.
    The NRC staff prepared a Scoping Summary Report for the Update of 
the GEIS. This report summarizes comments received during the two 
public scoping periods and during four public scoping meetings. The 
environmental review process for license renewal of nuclear facilities 
continues under the current regulatory framework throughout the course 
of this effort.
    In accordance with Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
Section 51.29(b), a copy of the Scoping Summary Report has been made 
publicly available at the PDR, located at One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852, or from ADAMS. The ADAMS 
Public Electronic Reading Room is accessible at http://adamswebsearch.nrc.gov/dologin.htm. The Accession Number for the 
Scoping Summary Report is ML082960910. 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].
    For further information contact: Jennifer Davis, telephone 1-800-
368-5462, extension 3835, or by e-mail at [email protected], Office 
of the Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 26th day of May 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
David Wrona,
Chief, Projects Branch 2, Division of License Renewal, Office of 
Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. E9-12894 Filed 6-2-09; 8:45 am]