[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 114 (Tuesday, June 15, 2010)]
[Pages 33851-33852]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-14338]



[Docket Nos. 52-040 and 52-041; NRC-2009-0337]

Florida Power & Light Company; Turkey Point, Units 6 and 7; 
Combined License Application, Notice of Intent To Prepare an 
Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Scoping Process

    Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has submitted an application 
for a combined license (COL) to build Units 6 and 7 at its Turkey Point 
site, located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The nearest incorporated 
municipality is the City of Homestead located approximately 4.5 miles 
from the nearest boundary of the Turkey Point site; the site is 
approximately 25 miles south of the City of Miami. The application for 
the COL was submitted by FPL by letter dated June 30, 2009, pursuant to 
Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), Part 52.
    A notice of receipt and availability of the application including 
the environmental report (ER) was published in the Federal Register on 
August 3, 2009 (74 FR 38477). A notice of acceptance for docketing of 
the application for the COL was published in the Federal Register on 
October 7, 2009 (74 FR 51621). A notice of hearing and opportunity to 
petition for leave to intervene will be published at a later date. The 
purposes of this notice are (1) to inform the public that the U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will be preparing an environmental 
impact statement (EIS) as part of the review of the COL application and 
(2) to provide the public with an opportunity to participate in the 
environmental scoping process as defined in 10 CFR 51.29. The NRC has 
invited the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, to 
participate in the preparation of the EIS as a cooperating agency.
    In addition, as outlined in 36 CFR 800.8(c), ``Coordination with 
the National Environmental Policy Act,'' the NRC staff plans to 
coordinate compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic 
Preservation Act (NHPA) with steps taken to meet the requirements of 
the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA). 
Pursuant to 36 CFR 800.8(c), the NRC staff intends to use its process 
and documentation for the preparation of the EIS on the proposed action 
to comply with Section 106 of the NHPA in lieu of the procedures set 
forth at 36 CFR 800.3 through 800.6.
    In accordance with 10 CFR 51.45 and 51.50, FPL submitted the ER as 
part of the COL application. The ER was prepared pursuant to 10 CFR 
parts 51 and 52 and is available for public inspection at the NRC 
Public Document Room (PDR) located at One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland 20852 or from the 
Publicly Available Records (PAR) component of NRC's Agencywide 
Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS). ADAMS is accessible at 
http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html, which provides access through 
the NRC's Electronic Reading Room (ERR) link. The accession number in 
ADMAS for the environmental report is ML091870926. 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 
at 1-800-397-4209/301-415-4737 or via e-mail at [email protected]. The 
application may also be viewed on the Internet at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/col/turkey-point.html. In addition, the South 
Dade Regional Library located at 10750 SW 211th Street in Miami, 
Florida; and the Homestead Branch Library at 700 North Homestead 
Boulevard in Homestead, Florida have agreed to maintain a copy of the 
ER and make it available for public inspection.
    The following key reference documents related to the application 
and the NRC staff's review processes are available through the NRC's 
Web site at http://www.nrc.gov:
    a. 10 CFR part 51, Environmental Protection Regulations for 
Domestic Licensing and Related Regulatory Functions,
    b. 10 CFR part 52, Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for 
Nuclear Power Plants,
    c. 10 CFR part 100, Reactor Site Criteria,
    d. NUREG-1555, Standard Review Plans for Environmental Reviews for 
Nuclear Power Plants,
    e. NUREG/BR-0298, Brochure on Nuclear Power Plant Licensing 
    f. Regulatory Guide 4.2, Preparation of Environmental Reports for 
Nuclear Power Stations,
    g. Regulatory Guide 4.7, General Site Suitability Criteria for 
Nuclear Power Stations,
    h. Fact Sheet on Nuclear Power Plant Licensing Process,
    i. Regulatory Guide 1.206, Combined License Applications for 
Nuclear Power Plants,
    j. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Policy Statement on the Treatment 
of Environmental Justice Matters in NRC Regulatory and Licensing 

The regulations, NUREG-series documents, regulatory guides, and the 
fact sheet can be found under Document Collections in the ERR on the 
NRC webpage. The environmental justice policy statement can be found in 
the Federal Register, 69 FR 52040, August 24, 2004.
    This notice advises the public that the NRC intends to gather the 
information necessary to prepare an EIS as part of the review of the 
application for the COLs at the Turkey Point site. Possible 
alternatives to the proposed action (issuance of the COLs for the 
Turkey Point site) include no action, reasonable alternative energy 
sources, and alternate sites. This notice is being published in

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accordance with NEPA and the NRC's regulations found in 10 CFR part 51. 
As set forth in 10 CFR 51.20(b)(2), issuance of a COL under 10 CFR part 
52 is an action that requires an EIS.
    The NRC will first conduct a scoping process for the EIS and 
thereafter will prepare a draft EIS for public comment. Participation 
in this scoping process by members of the public and local, State, 
Tribal, and Federal government agencies is encouraged.
    The scoping process for the draft EIS will be used to accomplish 
the following:
    a. Define the proposed action that is to be the subject of the EIS,
    b. Determine the scope of the EIS and identify the significant 
issues to be analyzed in depth,
    c. Identify and eliminate from detailed study those issues that are 
peripheral or that are not significant,
    d. Identify any environmental assessments and other EISs that are 
being or will be prepared that are related to but are not part of the 
scope of the EIS being considered,
    e. Identify other environmental review and consultation 
requirements related to the proposed action,
    f. Identify parties consulting with the NRC under the NHPA, as set 
forth in 36 CFR 800.8(c)(1)(i),
    g. Indicate the relationship between the timing of the preparation 
of the environmental analyses and the Commission's tentative planning 
and decision-making schedule,
    h. Identify any cooperating agencies and, as appropriate, allocate 
assignments for preparation and schedules for completing the EIS to the 
NRC and any cooperating agencies; and
    i. Describe how the EIS will be prepared, including any contractor 
assistance to be used.
    The NRC invites the following entities to participate in the 
scoping process:
    a. The applicant, FPL,
    b. Any Federal agency that has jurisdiction by law or special 
expertise with respect to any environmental impact involved or that is 
authorized to develop and enforce relevant environmental standards,
    c. Affected State and local government agencies, including those 
authorized to develop and enforce relevant environmental standards,
    d. Any affected Indian tribe,
    e. Any person who requests or has requested an opportunity to 
participate in the scoping process; and
    f. Any person who intends to petition for leave to intervene.
    In accordance with 10 CFR 51.26, the scoping process for an EIS may 
include a public scoping meeting to help identify significant issues 
related to a proposed activity and to determine the scope of issues to 
be addressed in an EIS. The NRC staff has elected to hold two identical 
public scoping meetings at the Homestead YMCA located at 1034 Northeast 
8th Street, Homestead, Florida, 33030, on Thursday, July 15, 2010. The 
first meeting will convene at 1 p.m., and will continue until 
approximately 4 p.m. The second meeting will convene at 7 p.m. and will 
continue until approximately 10 p.m. The meetings will be transcribed 
and will include the following: (1) an overview by the NRC staff of the 
environmental review process, the proposed scope of the EIS, and the 
proposed review schedule; (2) an opportunity for interested government 
agencies, organizations, and individuals to submit comments on the 
environmental issues or the proposed scope of the EIS. Additionally, 
the NRC staff will host informal discussions for one hour prior to the 
start of each public meeting. No formal comments on the proposed scope 
of the EIS will be accepted during the informal discussions. To be 
considered, comments must be provided either at the transcribed public 
meeting or in writing, as discussed below. Persons may register to 
attend or present oral comments at the meeting on the scope of the EIS 
by contacting Mr. Andrew Kugler or Ms. Tomeka L. Terry at 1-800-368-
5642, extensions 2828 or 1488, respectively. In addition, persons can 
register via e-mail to the NRC at [email protected] no later 
than July 12, 2010.
    Members of the public may also register to speak at the meetings 
prior to the start of each session. 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. Public comments will be 
considered in the scoping process for the EIS. If special equipment or 
accommodations are needed to attend or present information at the 
public meeting, such requests should be brought to Mr. Kugler's or Ms. 
Terry's attention no later than July 7, 2010, so that the NRC staff can 
determine whether the request can be accommodated.
    Members of the public may send written comments on the scope of the 
Turkey Point COL environmental review 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, and should cite the 
publication date and page number of this Federal Register notice. To be 
considered in the scoping process, written comments must be postmarked 
or delivered by the comment period end date of August 16, 2010. 
Electronic comments may be sent by e-mail to the NRC at 
[email protected]. Electronic submissions must be sent no 
later than the comment period end date of August 16, 2010, to be 
considered in the scoping process.
    Participation in the scoping process for the EIS does not entitle 
participants to become parties to the proceeding to which the EIS 
relates. Notice of a hearing regarding the application for COLs will be 
noticed separately in the Federal Register.
    At the conclusion of the scoping process, the NRC will prepare a 
concise summary of the determination and conclusions on the scope of 
the environmental review, including the significant issues identified, 
and will make this summary publicly available. The staff will then 
prepare and issue for comment the draft EIS, which will be the subject 
of a separate Federal Register notice and a separate public meeting. 
Copies of the draft EIS will be available for public inspection at the 
PDR through the above-mentioned address and one copy per request will 
be provided free of charge. After receipt and consideration of the 
comments, the NRC will prepare a final EIS, which will also be 
available to the public. Information about the proposed action, the 
EIS, and the scoping process may be obtained from Mr. Andrew Kugler or 
Ms. Tomeka L. Terry at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Mail 
Stop T7-E30, Washington, DC 20555-0001, by phone at 1-800-368-5642, 
extensions 2828 or 1488, respectively, or via e-mail at 
[email protected] or [email protected].

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 9th day of June, 2010.

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