[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 37 (Thursday, February 25, 2010)]
[Pages 8757-8758]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-3864]



[Docket No. 50-298; NRC-2008-0617]

Nebraska Public Power District, Cooper Nuclear Station, Unit 1; 
Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplement 41 to the Generic 
Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, 
and Public Meetings for The License Renewal of Cooper Nuclear Station, 
Unit 1

    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 
license DPR-46 for an additional 20 years of operation for Cooper 
Nuclear Station, Unit 1 (CNS-1). CNS-1 is located near Brownville, 
Nebraska, on the Missouri River in Nemaha County. Possible alternatives 
to the proposed action (license renewal) include no action and 
reasonable alternative energy sources.
    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 May 5, 2010; the NRC staff is able to ensure consideration 
only for comments received on or before this date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any one of the following methods. 
Please include Docket ID NRC-2008-0617 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 
Regulations.gov. Because your comments will not be edited to remove 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-2008-0617. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher 301-492-3668; e-mail 
[email protected].
    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-
    You can access publicly available documents related to this notice 
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 20852.
    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 
[email protected]. The Accession Number for the draft Supplement 41 
to the GEIS is available electronically under ADAMS Accession Number 
    Federal Rulemaking Web site: Public comments and supporting 
materials related to this notice can be found at http://www.regulations.gov by searching on Docket ID: NRC-2008-0617.
    In addition, a copy of the draft supplement to the GEIS is 
available to local residents near the site at the Auburn Memorial 
Library, 1810 Courthouse Avenue, Auburn, NE 68305.

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    Comments received after the due date will be considered only if it 
is practical to do so.
    Also, 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. Two meetings will be held at the Auburn City Council 
Chambers, 1101 J. Street, Auburn, NE 68305, on Wednesday, April 7, 
2010. 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. and will continue until 10 p.m., as necessary. 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. Bennett Brady, the NRC 
Environmental Project Manager, at 1-800-368-5642, extension 2981, or by 
e-mail at [email protected], no later than Monday, March 29, 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 Ms. Brady's attention no later than March 24, 2010, to 
provide the NRC staff adequate notice to determine whether the request 
can be accommodated.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Bennett Brady, 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. Ms. Brady may be contacted at the aforementioned telephone number 
or e-mail address.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 18th day of February 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Bo M. Pham,
Chief, Projects Branch 1, Division of License Renewal, Office of 
Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2010-3864 Filed 2-24-10; 8:45 am]