[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 223 (Friday, November 19, 2010)]
[Pages 70952-70953]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-29364]




Extension of Public Comment Period on the Draft Environmental 
Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the Proposed 
License Renewal for Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., Erwin, TN

AGENCY: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Extension of public comment period.


SUMMARY: On October 15, 2010, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(NRC) published a notice in the Federal Register (75 FR 63519), which 
announced, in part, that the public comment period for the U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and 
Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed license 
renewal for operations at the Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. (NFS) fuel 
fabrication facility in Erwin, Tennessee, closed on November 13, 2010. 
The purpose of this notice is to extend the public comment period on 
the Draft EA and Draft FONSI to December 31, 2010. On October 26, 2010, 
the NRC held a public meeting in Erwin, Tennessee, as part of the 
public comment process for the Draft EA and Draft FONSI. Additionally, 
members of the public have been submitting written comments on the 
Draft EA and Draft FONSI since the initial notice of availability of 
these documents was

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published on October 15, 2010. In response to requests received in 
writing, the comment period on the Draft EA and Draft FONSI is being 
extended to December 31, 2010.

DATES: The comment period for the notice published October 15, 2010 (75 
FR 63519), is extended to December 31, 2010. The NRC will consider 
comments received or postmarked after that date to the extent 
practical. Written comments should be submitted as described in the 
ADDRESSES section of this notice.

ADDRESSES: Members of the public may submit comments by any one of the 
following methods. Please include Docket ID NRC-2009-0435 in the 
subject line of your comments.
    Electronic Mail: Comments may be sent by electronic mail to the 
following address: [email protected].
    Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to 
http:[sol][sol]www.regulations.gov and search for documents filed under 
Docket ID NRC-2009-0435. Comments may be submitted electronically 
through this Web site. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol 
Gallagher, 301-492-3668, e-mail [email protected].
    Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, Announcements, and 
Directives Branch (RADB), Division of Administrative Services, Office 
of Administration, Mail Stop: TWB-05-B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, or by fax to RADB at 301-492-
    Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be posted 
on the NRC Web site and on the Federal rulemaking Web site 
http:[sol][sol] www.regulations.gov. Unless your comments contain 
sensitive information typically not released to the public by NRC 
policy, the NRC will make all comments publicly available. Because your 
comments will not be edited to remove any identifying 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.
    Availability: Publicly available documents related to this notice 
can be accessed using any of the methods described in this section.
    NRC's Public Document Room (PDR): The public may examine and have 
copied, for a fee, publicly available documents related to the NFS 
facility and license renewal at the NRC's PDR, located at One White 
Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland 
20852. Members of the public can contact the NRC's PDR reference staff 
by calling 1-800-397-4209, by faxing a request to 301-415-3548, or by 
e-mail to [email protected].
    NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): 
Members of the public can access the NRC's ADAMS at 
http:[sol][sol]www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this Web site, 
the Draft FONSI (ADAMS Accession Number: ML102790260) and supporting 
Draft EA (ADAMS Accession Number: ML102650505) can be obtained by 
entering the accession numbers provided.
    Federal Rulemaking Web site: Public comments and supporting 
materials related to this notice can be found at 
http:[sol][sol]www.regulations.gov by searching on Docket ID: NRC-2009-
    Additionally, copies of the Draft FONSI and supporting Draft EA are 
available at the following public libraries:

Unicoi County Public Library, 201 Nolichucky Avenue, Erwin, Tennessee 
37650-1239. 423-743-6533.
Jonesborough Branch, Washington County Library, 200 Sabin Drive, 
Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659-1306. 423-753-1800.
Greeneville/Green County Public Library, 210 North Main Street, 
Greeneville, Tennessee 37745-3816. 423-638-5034.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the Draft FONSI, 
the Draft EA, or the environmental review process, please contact James 
Park at 301-415-6935 or [email protected]. For general or technical 
information associated with the review of the NFS license renewal 
application, please contact Kevin Ramsey at 301-492-3123 or 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Draft FONSI and supporting Draft EA are 
a preliminary analysis of the environmental impacts of the proposal by 
NFS to renew its NRC license and reasonable alternatives to that 
proposal. Based on comments received on the Draft FONSI and Draft EA, 
the staff may publish a Final FONSI and Final EA, or instead may find 
that preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is 
warranted should significant impacts resulting from the proposed action 
be identified. Should an EIS be warranted, a Notice of Intent to 
prepare the EIS will be published in the Federal Register.
    Pursuant to 10 CFR 51.33(a), the NRC staff is making the Draft 
FONSI and Draft EA available for public review and comment. The public 
comment period is extended with publication of this Notice and 
continues until December 31, 2010.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 16th day of November 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Kevin Hsueh,
Acting Deputy Director, Environmental Protection and Performance 
Assessment Directorate, Division of Waste Management and Environmental 
Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental 
Management Programs.
[FR Doc. 2010-29364 Filed 11-18-10; 8:45 am]