[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 76 (Wednesday, April 21, 2010)]
[Pages 20867-20868]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-9159]



[Docket No. 52-016; NRC-2008-0250]

Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Combined License for Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power 
Plant Unit 3

    Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 

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and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, have 
published NUREG-1936, ``Environmental Impact Statement for the Combined 
License (COL) for Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Unit 3: Draft 
Report for Comment.'' The site is located in Calvert County, Maryland, 
along the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Part 1 of the 
application for the COL was submitted by letter dated July 7, 2007, 
pursuant to Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 
52 and 10 CFR 2.101(a)(5). A notice of acceptance for docketing of Part 
1 of the COL application was published in the Federal Register on 
January 31, 2008 (73 FR 5877). A notice of intent to prepare a draft 
environmental impact statement (DEIS) and to conduct the scoping 
process was published in the Federal Register on February 14, 2008 (73 
FR 8719). Part 2 of the COL application was submitted by letter dated 
March 14, 2008, and a notice of acceptance for docketing for Part 2 was 
published in the Federal Register on June 9, 2008 (73 FR 32606). A COL 
is an authorization to construct and (with specified conditions) 
operate a nuclear power plant at a specific site, in accordance with 
established laws and regulations.
    The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that NUREG-1936, 
``Environmental Impact Statement for the Combined License (COL) for 
Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Unit 3: Draft Report for Comment,'' 
is available for public inspection. The DEIS can be accessed
    (1) online at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/col/calvert-cliffs.html, (2) in the U.S. NRC Public Document Room (PDR) located at 
One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Public File 
Area O1-F21, Rockville, Maryland 20852, or (3) from the NRC 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 numbers for the DEIS are ML101000012 and ML101000013. 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 Calvert Library Prince 
Frederick, located at 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick, Maryland, and 
Calvert Library Southern Branch, located at 20 Appeal Lane, Lusby, 
Maryland, have agreed to make the DEIS available to the public.
    Any interested party may submit comments on the DEIS for 
consideration by the NRC staff. Comments may be accompanied by 
additional relevant information or supporting data. This draft report 
is being issued with a 75-day comment period. The comment period begins 
on the date that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency publishes a 
Notice of Filing in the Federal Register which is expected to be April 
23, 2010. Such notices are published every Friday. The notice will 
identify the end date of the comment period. Members of the public may 
submit comments on the DEIS by (1) e-mail, (2) mail, or (3) during the 
public meeting on the DEIS. Comments submitted via e-mail should be 
sent to [email protected]. Electronic submissions should be 
sent no later than the end date of the comment period. Written comments 
on the DEIS should be mailed to the Chief, Rules and Directives Branch, 
Division of Administrative Services, Office of Administration, Mailstop 
TWB-05-B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001, or by fax at 301-492-3446, and should cite the publication date 
and page number of this Federal Register Notice. 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. 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. To be 
considered, written comments should be postmarked by the end date of 
the comment period. Any comments of any Federal, State, and local 
agencies, Indian tribes or other interested persons will be made 
available for public inspection when received.
    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 
Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at the Holiday Inn Select, 155 Holiday Drive, 
Solomons, Maryland. The first meeting will convene at 1 p.m. and will 
continue until 4 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 a presentation of the contents of the 
DEIS, and the opportunity for interested government agencies, 
organizations, and individuals to provide comments on the draft report. 
To be considered, comments must be provided during the transcribed 
public meeting either orally or in writing. Additionally, the NRC and 
Corps staff will host informal discussions 1 hour before the start of 
each meeting during which members of the public may meet and talk with 
NRC and Corps staff members on an informal basis. No formal comments on 
the DEIS will be accepted during these informal discussions.
    Persons may pre-register to attend or present oral comments at the 
meeting by contacting Ms. Laura Quinn by telephone at 1-800-368-5642, 
Extension 2220, or by e-mail at [email protected] no later 
than May 19, 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 of persons who register. Members of the public who have not 
registered may also have an opportunity to speak, if time permits. Ms. 
Laura Quinn will need to be contacted no later than May 19, 2010, if 
special equipment or accommodations are needed to attend or present 
information at the public meeting, so that the NRC staff can determine 
whether the request can be accommodated.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Laura Quinn, Environmental 
Projects Branch 2, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Mail Stop T7-
E30, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Ms. Quinn may also be contacted at the 
aforementioned telephone number or e-mail address.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 15 day of April 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Scott Flanders,
Director, Division of Site and Environmental Reviews, Office of New 
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