[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 223 (Friday, November 20, 2009)]
[Pages 60300-60301]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-27911]



[Docket No. 50-282 and 50-306; NRC-2009-0507]

Northern States Power Company; Prairie Island Nuclear Generating 
Plant, Units 1 and 2; Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplement 39 
to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of 
Nuclear Plants, the License Renewal of Prairie Island Nuclear 
Generating Plants, Units 1 and 2

    Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(NRC or Commission) has published a draft 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-42 and DPR-60 for an additional 20 years of operation for 
Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant, Unit 1 and Unit 2 (PINGP 1 and 
2). PINGP 1 and 2 are located in Red Wing, Minnesota, on the west bank 
of the Mississippi River in Goodhue County. Possible alternatives to 
the proposed action (license renewal) include no action and reasonable 
alternative energy sources.
    The draft Supplement 39 to the 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 
Supplement 39 to the GEIS is ML093170484. 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,

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or by e-mail at [email protected]. In addition, a copy of the draft 
supplement to the GEIS is available to local residents near the site at 
the Red Wing Public Library, 225 East Avenue, Red Wing, Minnesota 
    Any interested party may submit comments on the draft supplement to 
the GEIS for consideration by the NRC staff. To be considered, comments 
on the draft supplement to the GEIS and the proposed action must be 
received by January 30, 2010; the NRC staff is able to ensure 
consideration only for comments received on or before this date. 
Comments received after the due date will be considered only if it is 
practical to do so. Written comments on the draft supplement to the 
GEIS should be sent to: Chief, Rulemaking and Directives Branch, 
Division of Administrative Services, Office of Administration, Mailstop 
TWB 5B01, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, 20555-
    Electronic comments may be submitted to the NRC by e-mail at 
[email protected]. All comments received by the Commission, 
including those made by Federal, State, local agencies, Native American 
Tribes, or other interested persons, will be made available 
electronically at the Commission's PDR in Rockville, Maryland, and 
through ADAMS.
    The NRC staff will hold public meetings prior to the close of the 
public comment period to present an overview of the draft plant-
specific supplement to the GEIS and to accept public comments on the 
document. The times, date, and location of the meetings will be 
announced in a meeting notice at a later date. The meetings will be 
transcribed and will include: (1) A presentation of the contents of the 
draft plant-specific supplement to the GEIS, and (2) the opportunity 
for interested government agencies, organizations, and individuals to 
provide comments on the draft report. Additionally, the NRC staff will 
host informal discussions one hour prior to the start of each session 
at the same location. No comments on the draft supplement to the GEIS 
will be accepted during the informal discussions. To be considered, 
comments must be provided either at the transcribed public meeting or 
in writing. Persons may pre-register to attend or present oral comments 
at the meeting by contacting Ms. Elaine Keegan, the NRC Environmental 
Project Manager at 1-800-368-5642, extension 8517, or by e-mail at 
[email protected], no later than Friday, December 4, 2009. Members 
of the public may also register to provide oral comments within 15 
minutes of the start of each session. Individual, oral comments may be 
limited by the time available, depending on the number of persons who 
register. If special equipment or accommodations are needed to attend 
or present information at the public meeting, the need should be 
brought to Ms Keegan's attention no later than December 1, 2009, to 
provide the NRC staff adequate notice to determine whether the request 
can be accommodated.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Elaine Keegan, Projects Branch 2, 
Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Mail Stop O-11F1, Washington, DC, 20555-
0001. Ms. Keegan may be contacted at the aforementioned telephone 
number or e-mail address.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 16th day of November 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
David J. Wrona,
Chief, Projects Branch 2, Division of License Renewal, Office of 
Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. E9-27911 Filed 11-19-09; 8:45 am]