[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 155 (Thursday, August 12, 2010)]
[Pages 48998-48999]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-19956]



[Docket Nos. 52-034 and 52-035; NRC-2010-0277]

Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Combined Licenses for Comanche Peak Nuclear Power 
Plant; Units 3 and 4

    Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(NRC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Fort Worth 
District, have published NUREG-1943, ``Environmental Impact Statement 
for the Combined Licenses (COLs) for Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant 
Units 3 and 4: Draft Report for Comment.'' The site is comprised of 
approximately 7,950 acres in Hood and Somervell Counties, Texas on the 
Squaw Creek Reservoir approximately 5.2 miles (mi) north of Glen Rose, 
Texas. Luminant Generation Company LLC (Luminant) submitted its 
application, including the Environmental Report (ER), to the NRC by 
letter dated September 19, 2008, pursuant to Title 10 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (10 CFR) part 52. A notice of acceptance for 
docketing of the application for the COLs was published in the Federal 
Register on December 10, 2008 (73 FR 75141). 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 December 
18, 2008 (73 FR 77076). 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-1943, 
``Environmental Impact Statement for the Combined Licenses (COLs) for 
Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant Units 3 and 4: Draft Report for 
Comment,'' is available for public inspection. The DEIS can be accessed 
online at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/col/comanche-peak.html 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 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 ML102170030 and ML102170036. 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 Somervell County Library, located at 108 Allen Drive, 
Glen Rose, Texas 76043 and the Hood County Library, located at 222 
North Travis Street, Granbury, Texas 76048 have agreed to maintain a 
copy of the DEIS and make it available for public inspection. 
Interested parties 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 August 13, 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 e-mail, mail, or 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, 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 by fax at 301-492-3446 and should cite the publication

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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 http://www.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. 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, September 21, 2010, at the Glen Rose Expo Center, 202 Bo Gibbs 
Blvd., Glen Rose, Texas 76043. The first meeting will convene at 1 p.m. 
and will continue until 4:00 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 one 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 Mr. Michael Willingham by telephone at 1-800-368-
5642, extension 3924 or by e-mail to [email protected] no later 
than October 27, 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. 
Mr. Willingham will need to be contacted no later than September 14, 
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: Mr. Michael Willingham, Environmental 
Projects Branch 1, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Mail Stop T7-
E30, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Mr. Willingham may also be contacted at 
the aforementioned telephone number or e-mail address.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, August 6, 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Scott Flanders,
Director, Division of Site and Environmental Reviews, Office of New 
[FR Doc. 2010-19956 Filed 8-11-10; 8:45 am]