[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 27 (Wednesday, February 10, 2010)]
[Page 6737]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-2974]



[Docket No. 50-331; NRC-2010-0048]

FPL Energy Duane Arnold, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Draft 
Supplement 42 to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License 
Renewal of Nuclear Plants, and Public Meeting for the License Renewal 
of Duane Arnold Energy Center

    Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(NRC or Commission) has published a draft plant-specific supplement 42 
to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of 
Nuclear Plants (GEIS), NUREG-1437, ``Generic Environmental Impact 
Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants,'' regarding the 
renewal of Operating License No. DPR-49 for an additional 20 years of 
operation for Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC). DAEC is located near 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Potential alternatives to the proposed action 
(license renewal) include no action and reasonable alternative energy 
    The draft Supplement 42 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 ADAMS Accession Number for the draft Supplement 42 to 
the GEIS is ML100310027. 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]. In 
addition, the Hiawatha Public Library, located at 150 West Willman 
Street, Hiawatha, Iowa, has agreed to make the draft supplement 
available for public inspection.
    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 April 19, 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 
T-6D59, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    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 a public meeting to present an overview of 
the draft plant-specific supplement to the GEIS and to accept public 
comments on the document. The public meeting will be held on March 31, 
2010 at the Hiawatha City Hall at 101 Emmons Street, Hiawatha, Iowa 
52233. There will be two sessions to accommodate interested parties. 
The first session will convene at 1:30 p.m. and will continue until 
4:30 p.m., as necessary. The second session will convene at 7 p.m. with 
a repeat of the overview portions of the meeting and will continue 
until 10 p.m., as necessary. Both 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 Mr. Charles Eccleston, the Environmental 
Project Manager at 1-800-368-5642, extension 8537, or by e-mail at 
[email protected], no later than March 24, 2010. 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 Mr. 
Eccleston's attention no later than March 24, 2010, to provide the NRC 
staff adequate notice to determine whether the request can be 
    For Further Information Contact: Mr. Charles Eccleston, Projects 
Branch 1, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Mail Stop O-11F1, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001. Mr. Eccleston may also be contacted at the 
aforementioned telephone number or e-mail address.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 4th day of February, 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brian E. Holian,
Director, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
[FR Doc. 2010-2974 Filed 2-9-10; 8:45 am]