[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 24 (Friday, February 5, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6066-6067]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-2529]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2008-0339]


Extension of Public Comment Period on the Draft Environmental 
Impact Statement for the Nichols Ranch In-Situ Recovery Project in 
Campbell and Johnson Counties, WY; Supplement to the Generic 
Environmental Impact Statement for In-Situ Leach Uranium Milling 
Facilities

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Extension of Public Comment Period.

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SUMMARY: This notice revises a notice published on Friday, December 11, 
2009, in the Federal Register (74 FR 65808), which announced, in part, 
that the public comment period for the NRC's Draft Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SEIS) for the Nichols Ranch In-
Situ Recovery (ISR) Project closes on February 1, 2010. The purpose of 
this notice is to extend the public comment period on the Draft SEIS 
for the Nichols Ranch ISR Project to March 3, 2010.

DATES: Members of the public have been submitting written comments on 
the Draft SEIS for the Nichols Ranch ISR Project since the initial 
notice of availability was published on December 11, 2009 (74 FR 
65808). In response to multiple requests received in writing, the 
comment period on the Draft SEIS is being extended to March 3, 2010. 
The NRC will consider comments received or postmarked after that date 
to the extent practical. Written comments should be submitted as 
described in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any one of the following methods. 
Please include Docket ID NRC-2008-0339 in the subject line of your 
comments. Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be 
posted on the NRC Web site and on the Federal rulemaking Web site 
http://www.regulations.gov. Because your comments will not be edited to 
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any identifying or contact information, the NRC cautions you against 
including any information in your submission that you do not want to be 
publicly disclosed.
    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.
    Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and 
search for documents filed under Docket ID NRC-2008-0339. Comments may 
be submitted electronically through this Web site. Address questions 
about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher at 301-492-3668, or e-mail at 
Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov.
    Mail comments to: Michael T. Lesar, Chief, Rulemaking and 
Directives Branch (RDB), Division of Administrative Services, Office of 
Administration, Mail Stop: TWB-05-B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, or by fax to RDB at (301) 492-
3446. You may also send comments electronically to 
NicholsRanchISRSEIS@nrc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information on the NRC's 
NEPA process, or the environmental review process related to the Draft 
SEIS, please contact Irene Yu, Project Manager, Environmental Review 
Branch, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection 
(DWMEP), Mail Stop T-8F5, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC, 20555-001, by phone at 1 (800) 368-5642, extension 
1951. For general or technical information associated with the safety 
and licensing of uranium milling facilities, please contact Stephen 
Cohen, Team Lead, Uranium Recovery Branch, DWMEP, Mail Stop T-8F5, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by phone at 1 
(800) 368-5642, extension 7182.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    As stated previously, in response to several requests during the 
public comment period, the NRC is extending the Draft SEIS comment 
period close date from February 1, 2010, to March 3, 2010. The comment 
period extension is in response to public comments indicating (1) the 
original comment period for the Draft SEIS included multiple Federal 
holidays, and (2) the Draft SEIS for the Nichols Ranch ISR Project was 
published concurrently with two additional NRC Draft SEISs (the Lost 
Creek ISR Project in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, and the Moore Ranch 
ISR Project in Campbell County, Wyoming).
    Following the end of the public comment period, the NRC staff will 
publish a Final SEIS for the Nichols Ranch ISR Project that addresses, 
as appropriate, the public comments on the Draft SEIS.

II. Further Information

    Publicly available documents related to this notice can be accessed 
using the following methods:
    NRC's Public Document Room (PDR): The public may examine and have 
copied, for a fee, publicly available documents at the NRC's PDR, 
Public File Area O1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, Maryland.
    NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): 
Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are 
available electronically at the NRC's Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this page, the public can gain 
entry into ADAMS, which provides text and image files of NRC's public 
documents. If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems 
in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC's PDR 
reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by e-mail to 
Pdr.Resource@nrc.gov. The ``Environmental Impact Statement for the 
Nichols Ranch ISR Project in Campbell and Johnson Counties, Wyoming--
Supplement to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for In-Situ 
Leach Uranium Milling Facilities'' is available electronically under 
ADAMS Accession Number ML093340536.
    The Draft SEIS for the Nichols Ranch ISR Project also may be 
accessed on the internet at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/ by selecting ``NUREG-1910.'' The Draft SEIS 
will be Supplement 2 to NUREG-1910. To facilitate review, links to NEPA 
documents developed by other Federal agencies that were referenced in 
the Draft SEIS will be provided at the aforementioned internet address. 
Additionally, a copy of the Draft SEIS will be available at the 
following public libraries:

Campbell County Public Library, 2101 South 4J Road, Gillette, Wyoming 
82718, 307-687-0009.
Johnson County Library, 171 North Adams Avenue, Buffalo, Wyoming 82834, 
307-684-5546.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 1st day of February, 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Patrice M. Bubar,
Deputy Director, Environmental Protection and Performance Assessment 
Directorate, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, 
Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management 
Programs.
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