[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 163 (Friday, August 22, 2014)]
[Pages 49820-49822]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-19983]



[Docket No. 52-043; NRC-2014-0149]

Early Site Permit for the PSEG Site

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft environmental impact statement, notice of availability; 
public meeting and request for comment.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission (NRC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE or Corps), 
Philadelphia District, are issuing for public comment NUREG-2168, 
``Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Early Site Permit (ESP) 
for the PSEG Site.'' The site is located in Salem County, New Jersey.

DATES: Submit comments by November 6, 2014. Comments received after 
this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the 
Commission is able to

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assure consideration only for comments received on or before this date.

ADDRESSES: In addition to the public meetings for comment (described 
below) you may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2014-0149. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-
3422; email: [email protected]. For technical questions, contact 
the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this document.
     Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Office of Administration, 
Mail Stop: 3WFN-06-A44M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    For additional direction on obtaining information and submitting 
comments, see ``Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments'' in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allen Fetter, Office of New Reactors, 
telephone: 301-415-8556, email: [email protected]; U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Mail Stop T6-C32, Washington, DC 20555-0001.


I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2014-0149 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding this document. You may 
obtain publicly-available information related to this action by the 
following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for NRC Docket ID NRC-2014-0149.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may obtain publicly available documents online in the 
ADAMS Public Documents collection at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the search, select ``ADAMS Public Documents'' and 
then select ``Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.'' For problems with ADAMS, 
please contact the NRC's Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 
1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by email to [email protected]. The 
draft EIS and an accompanying reader's guide are available in ADAMS 
under accession number ML14219A304.
     NRC's PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public 
documents at the NRC's PDR, Room O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.
     Project Web site: In addition, the draft EIS can be 
accessed online at the PSEG ESP specific Web page at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/esp/pseg.html. The Salem Free Public 
Library at 112 West Broadway, Salem, New Jersey, has also agreed to 
make the draft EIS available to the public.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2014-0149 in the subject line of your 
comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make 
your comment submission available to the public in this docket.
    The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact 
information in comment submissions that you do not want to be publicly 
disclosed in your comment submission. The NRC will post all comment 
submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as enter the comment 
submissions into ADAMS, and the NRC does not routinely edit comment 
submissions to remove identifying or contact information.
    If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons 
for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to 
include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be 
publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should 
state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to 
remove such information before making the comment submissions available 
to the public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS.

II. Background

    The application submitted by PSEG Power, LLC and PSEG Nuclear, LLC 
(PSEG) for an ESP was submitted by letter dated May 25, 2010, pursuant 
to Part 52 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations. A notice of 
receipt and availability of the application, which included the 
environmental report, was published in the Federal Register on June 18, 
2010 (75 FR 34794). A notice of acceptance for docketing of the ESP 
application was published in the Federal Register on August 13, 2010 
(75 FR 49539). A notice of intent to prepare a draft environmental 
impact statement (EIS) and to conduct the scoping process was published 
in the Federal Register on October 15, 2010 (75 FR 63521).

III. Further Information

    Certain building activities proposed in association with the ESP 
require USACE authorization under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act 
and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbor Act of 1899. Those activities 
are described in the draft EIS. PSEG is completing the submission of a 
Department of the Army permit application to the USACE for Federal 
authorization of those building activities. The Corps will publish a 
separate public notice detailing the work proposed for Corps review and 
authorization. When published, the Corps public notice will be 
accessible on the USACE, Philadelphia District, Web site at: http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/PublicNotices/tabid/4660/Year/2014/Default.aspx.

IV. Public Meetings for Comment

    The NRC and USACE staff will hold two public meetings to present an 
overview of the draft EIS and to accept public comments on both the 
document and the associated Department of the Army permit application 
on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, in Davidow Hall at Salem County 
Community College, 460 Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point, New Jersey. The 
first meeting will convene at 1:00 p.m. and will continue until 4:00 
p.m., as necessary. The second meeting will convene at 7:00 p.m., with 
a repeat of the overview portions of the first meeting, and will 
continue until 10:00 p.m., as necessary. The meetings will be 
transcribed and will include: (1) A presentation of the contents of the 
draft EIS; and (2) the opportunity for interested government agencies, 
organizations, and individuals to provide comments on the draft report. 
For comments provided at the public meeting to be considered, they must 
be provided during the transcribed public meeting either orally or in 
writing. Additionally, the NRC and USACE staff will host informal 
discussions one hour before the start of each meeting, during which 
members of the public may meet and talk with staff members on an 
informal basis. No formal comments on the draft EIS will be accepted 
during the informal discussions. The draft EIS is a National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA) document that also 
supports the USACE review of the Department of the Army permit 
application from PSEG (application # CENAP-OP-R-2009-0157-45).
    Persons may pre-register to attend or present oral comments at the 
meetings by contacting Dr. Allen Fetter, Environmental Project Manager, 
by telephone at 1-800-368-5642, extension 8556, or via email to 
[email protected] no later than September 24, 2014. Members of the 
public may also register to speak at the

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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. Dr. 
Fetter will need to be contacted no later than September 24, 2014, if 
special equipment or accommodations are needed to attend or present 
information at the public meetings, so that the NRC staff can determine 
whether the request can be accommodated.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 18th day of August, 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Frank Akstulewicz,
Director, Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors.
[FR Doc. 2014-19983 Filed 8-21-14; 8:45 am]