[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 146 (Friday, July 31, 2009)]
[Pages 38239-38240]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-18010]




Notice of Availability of the Draft Revision to Generic 
Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, 
Revision 1, NUREG-1437 and Public Meetings

    Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(the Commission or NRC) has published and is issuing for public comment 
a draft revision to Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License 
Renewal of Nuclear Plants (GEIS), Revision 1, NUREG-1437. The draft 
GEIS, Revision 1 provides the technical basis for the 10-year update of 
Appendix B to Subpart A of Part 51--Environmental Effect of Renewing 
the Operating License of a Nuclear Power Plant in accordance with 10 
CFR part 51.
    The draft revised GEIS is publicly available at the NRC Public 
Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville 
Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852, or from the NRC's Agencywide Documents 
Access and Management System (ADAMS). The ADAMS Public Electronic 
Reading Room is accessible at http://adamswebsearch.nrc.gov/dologin.htm. The Accession Number for the draft revised GEIS is 
ML090220654. 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].
    Comments on the draft revised GEIS should be submitted no later 
than October 14, 2009.
    Written comments may be submitted by one of the following methods:
    E-mail comments to: The Federal e-Rulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov; search Docket ID NRC-2008-0608. Address questions 
about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher 301-492-3668; e-mail 
[email protected].
    Mail comments to: Michael Lesar, Chief, Rulemaking and Directives 
Branch, Mailstop TWB-05-B01M, Division of Administrative Services, 
Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    All comments received by the Commission will be made available 
electronically at the Commission's PDR in Rockville, Maryland, and 
through ADAMS. Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will 
be made available to the public in their

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entirety on the Federal Government's rulemaking Web site http://www.regulations.gov. Please note that personal information, such as 
name, address, telephone, e-mail address, etc., will not be removed 
from your submission.
    The NRC requests that any party soliciting or aggregating comments 
received from other persons for submission to the NRC inform those 
persons that the NRC will not edit their comments to remove any 
identifying or contact information, and therefore, they should not 
include any information in their comments that they do not want 
publicly disclosed.
    The NRC will hold four public meetings to receive comments on the 
draft GEIS one in each of the NRC regions. The meetings will be held on 
the following dates and locations: September 15, 2009, DoubleTree 
Atlanta Perimeter, 6120 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, Georgia 
30328; September 17, 2009, Boston Marriott Newton, 2345 Commonwealth 
Avenue, Newton, Massachusetts 02466; September 22, 2009, Hyatt Westlake 
Plaza, 880 South Westlake Boulevard, Westlake Village, California 
91361; and September 24, 2009, DoubleTree Oak Brook, 1909 Spring Road, 
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523. The regional public meetings will start at 7 
p.m. and will continue until 10 p.m., or until all members of the 
public have had an opportunity to present comments.
    In addition, one rulemaking meeting will be held on October 1, 
2009, at NRC Headquarters, Two White Flint North, 11545 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, Maryland 20852. The October 1st meeting will be webstreamed 
to maximize the potential to include interested stakeholders via the 
NRC's Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/public-meetings/webcast-live.html. The NRC Headquarters meeting will begin at 1 p.m.
    The primary purpose for the meetings is to provide the public with 
an opportunity to comment on the draft revised GEIS. Each public 
meeting will be transcribed to record all comments. Written comments 
may also be submitted for the record at each of the meetings. The 
public meetings will begin with a brief overview of the draft revision 
and summary of the major environmental impact issues that were 
addressed in the draft GEIS revision. Members of the public are also 
invited to attend an informational open house two hours before the 
start of each regional public meeting. The NRC staff will be on hand to 
answer questions about the GEIS revision, and provide general 
information about the NRC and the license renewal program.
    Members of the public interested in presenting oral comments at the 
public meetings may pre-register by contacting Jennifer Davis, the NRC 
Project Manager at 1-800-368-5642, extension 3835, or by e-mail at 
[email protected], by September 9, 2009. The public may also 
register to provide oral comments up to 15 minutes before the start of 
each public meeting. The amount of time allowed for individual oral 
comments may be limited to afford time for everyone to speak, and will 
also depend on the number of persons who pre-register. If special 
accommodations or equipment are needed at the public meeting, the need 
should be brought to Ms. Davis's attention no later than September 1, 
2009, to provide sufficient time for the NRC staff to accommodate the 
    Concurrent with the GEIS revision, the NRC is also publishing the 
revised Regulatory Guide (RG) 4.2, Supplement 1, Revision 1, 
Preparation of Environmental Reports for Nuclear Power Plant License 
Renewal Applications; and revised NUREG-1555, Supplement 1, Revision 1, 
Standard Review Plans for Environmental Reviews for Nuclear Power 
Plants (ESRP). Comments submitted on RG 4.2, Supplement 1, Revision 1, 
and ESRP, Supplement 1, Revision 1, will also be considered.

For Further Information Contact: Ms. Jennifer Davis, Project Manager, 
Environmental Review Branch, Division of License Renewal, Office of 
Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Mail 
Stop O-11F1, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Ms. Davis may be contacted at 
the aforementioned telephone number or e-mail address.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 23rd day of July 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brian E. Holian,
Director, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
[FR Doc. E9-18010 Filed 7-30-09; 8:45 am]