[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 57 (Thursday, March 25, 2010)]
[Pages 14474-14475]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-6642]



[Docket Nos. 52-012 and 52-013; NRC-2010-0126]

STP Nuclear Operating Company; Notice of Availability of the 
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Combined Licenses for Units 3 
And 4 at the South Texas Project Site

    Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(NRC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Galveston District, 
have published ``NUREG-1937, Draft Environmental Impact Statement for 
Combined Licenses (COLs) at the South Texas Project Electric Generating 
Station Units 3 and 4'' (DEIS). The site for the proposed South Texas 
Project Units 3 and 4 is located in Matagorda County, Texas, along the 
west bank of the Colorado River. The application for the COLs was 
submitted by letter dated October 1, 2007, pursuant to 10 CFR Part 52. 
A notice of receipt and availability of the application, which included 
the environmental report (ER), was published in the Federal Register on 
October 24, 2007 (72 FR 60394). A notice of acceptance for docketing of 
the COL application was published in the Federal Register on December 
5, 2007 (72 FR 68597). A notice of intent to prepare an environmental 
impact statement (EIS) and to conduct the scoping process was published 
in the Federal Register on December 21, 2007 (72 FR 72774).
    The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that NUREG-1937 
is available for public inspection. The DEIS can be accessed (1) in the 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) Public Document Room (PDR) 
located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), 
Rockville, Maryland 20852, or (2) from NRC's Agencywide Documents 
Access and Management System (ADAMS). ADAMS is accessible from the NRC 
Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. The accession 
number for the DEIS is ML100700576. Persons who do not have access to 
ADAMS, or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in 
ADAMS, should contact the PDR reference staff at 1-800-397-4209 or 301-
415-4737, or by e-mail to [email protected]. In addition, the Bay 
City Public Library, located at 1100 7th Street, Bay City, Texas, has 
agreed to make the DEIS available to the public.
    The NRC and Corps staff will hold two public meetings to present an 
overview of the DEIS and to accept public comments on the document on 
Thursday, May 6, 2010, at the Bay City Civic Center, 201 7th Street, 
Bay City, Texas. The first meeting will convene at 1:30 p.m. and will 
continue until 4:30 p.m., as necessary. The second meeting will convene 
at 7 p.m., with a repeat of the overview portions of the first meeting, 
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 
DEIS; and (2) the opportunity for interested government agencies, 
organizations, and individuals to provide comments on the draft report. 
Additionally, the NRC and Corps staff will host informal discussions 
one hour before the start of each meeting during which members of the 
public may meet and talk with NRC and Corps staff members. To be 
considered, comments must be provided during the transcribed public 
meeting either orally or in writing. No formal comments on the DEIS 
will be accepted during the informal discussions.
    Persons may pre-register to attend or present oral comments at the 
meeting by contacting Ms. Jessie Muir by telephone at 1-800-368-5642, 
extension 0491, or by e-mail at [email protected] no later than April 
21, 2010. Members of the public may also register to speak at the 
meeting within 15 minutes of the start of the meeting. Individual oral 
comments may be limited by the time available, depending on the number 

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persons who register. Members of the public who have not registered may 
also have an opportunity to speak, if time permits. If special 
equipment or accommodations are needed to attend or present information 
at the public meeting, Ms. Jessie Muir should to be contacted no later 
than April 21, 2010, so that the NRC staff can determine whether the 
request can be accommodated.
    Members of the public may also submit comments on the DEIS by (1) 
e-mail, (2) mail, or (3) delivery to the NRC. Comments may also be 
submitted via email at [email protected]. Electronic submissions 
should be sent no later than June 9, 2010. Written comments on the DEIS 
can be mailed to the Chief, Rulemaking, Directives, and Editing Branch, 
Division of Administrative Services, Office of Administration, Mailstop 
T-6D59, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, 
and should cite the publication date and page number of this Federal 
Register Notice. To be considered, written comments should be 
postmarked by June 9, 2010. Comments may also be delivered to Room T-
6D59, Two White Flint North, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 
from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. during Federal workdays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Jessie Muir, Environmental 
Projects Branch 2, Division of Site and Environmental Reviews, Office 
of New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Mail Stop T7-E30, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001. Ms. Muir may also be contacted at the 
aforementioned telephone number or e-mail address.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 19th day of March 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Scott Flanders,
Director, Division of Site and Environmental Reviews, Office of New 
[FR Doc. 2010-6642 Filed 3-24-10; 8:45 am]