[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 78 (Friday, April 23, 2010)]
[Pages 21368-21369]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-9296]



[Docket No. 52-027 and 52-028; NRC-2008-0441]

South Carolina Electric and Gas Acting for Itself and as an Agent 
for South Carolina Public Service Authority (Also Referred to as Santee 
Cooper) Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Combined Licenses for Virgil C. Summer Nuclear 
Station, Units 2 and 3

    Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(NRC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District 
(USACE), have published NUREG-1939, ``Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Combined Licenses (COLs) for Virgil C. Summer Nuclear 
Station, Units 2 and 3: Draft Report for Comment.'' The site for the 
proposed new nuclear units is located in Fairfield County, South 
Carolina, on the Broad River, approximately 15 miles west of the county 
seat of Winnsboro and 26 miles northwest of Columbia, South Carolina. 
The application for the COLs was submitted by letter dated March 27, 
2008, pursuant to 10 CFR Part 52. A notice of receipt of the 
application, which included the environmental report (ER), was 
published in the Federal Register on July 9, 2008, (73 FR 39339). A 
notice of acceptance for docketing of the COLs application was 
published in the Federal Register on August 6, 2008, (73 FR 4572). 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 January 5, 2009, (74 FR 323).
    The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that NUREG-1939 
is available for public inspection. The DEIS can be accessed (1) Online 
at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/col/summer.html, (2) 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), Public File Area O1-F21, Rockville, Maryland, 20852, or (3) 
from NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and

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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 ML101000010 and ML101000011. Persons who do not have access to 
ADAMS, or who encounter problems 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 
Fairfield County Library, located at 300 Washington Street, Winnsboro, 
South Carolina, 29180, has agreed to make the DEIS available to the 
    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. Comments submitted 
via e-mail should be sent to [email protected]. All comments should 
be sent no later than July 06, 2010. Written comments on the DEIS 
should be mailed to the Chief, Rules, Announcements, and Directives 
Branch, Division of Administrative Services, Office of Administration, 
Mailstop TWB-05-B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC 20555-0001 or sent by fax to (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. Because comments will not be edited to remove any 
identifying or contact information, the NRC cautions individuals 
against including any information that they 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.
    To be considered, written comments should be postmarked by the end 
date of the comment period.
    The NRC and USACE staff will hold two public meetings to present a 
brief overview of the DEIS and to accept public comments on the 
document on Thursday, May 27, 2010, at the White Hall AME Church, 8594 
State Highway 215 South, Jenkinsville, South Carolina. The first 
meeting will convene at 12 p.m. and will continue until 4 p.m., as 
necessary. The second meeting will convene at 6 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 include: (1) Brief presentations 
of the contents of the DEIS and (2) the opportunity for interested 
government agencies, organizations, and individuals to provide comments 
on the draft report. In addition, the NRC and USACE staffs will host 
informal discussions for the first two hours of each meeting. To be 
considered, comments must be provided orally to an NRC-designated court 
reporter, in writing, or during the transcribed portion of the meeting.
    Persons may pre-register to attend or present oral comments at the 
meeting by contacting Ms. Patricia Vokoun at 1-800-368-5642, extension 
3470, or by e-mail at [email protected] no later than May 24, 
2010. Members of the public may also register to speak at the meetings 
within 15 minutes of the start of each 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. If special 
equipment or accommodations are needed to attend or present information 
at the public meeting, Ms. Patricia Vokoun should be contacted no later 
than May 12, 2010, so that the NRC staff can determine whether the 
request can be accommodated.

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

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

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Scott C. Flanders,
Director, Division of Site and Environmental Reviews, Office of New 
[FR Doc. 2010-9296 Filed 4-22-10; 8:45 am]