[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 237 (Wednesday, December 10, 2014)]
[Page 73343]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-28998]



[Docket No. 50-416; NRC-2011-0262]

License Renewal Application for Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, Unit 

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Supplemental environmental impact statement.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is making 
available a final plant-specific supplement, Supplement 50, to NUREG-
1437, ``Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of 
Nuclear Plants'' (GEIS), regarding the renewal of Entergy Operations, 
Inc. (Entergy) operating license NPF-29 for an additional 20 years of 
operation for Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, Unit 1 (GGNS).

DATES: The final Supplement 50 to the GEIS is available as of December 
10, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2011-0262 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may obtain publicly-available information related to this document 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2011-0262. 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.
     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 
final Supplement 50 to the GEIS is in ADAMS under Accession No. 
     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.
     Harriette Person Memorial Library: The final Supplement 50 
to the GEIS is available for public inspection at 606 Main Street, Port 
Gibson, MS, 39150.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Drucker, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, telephone: 1-800-368-5692, ext. 6223, email: 
[email protected], U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC 20555-0001.


I. Background

    In accordance with Sec.  51.118 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations, the NRC is making available final Supplement 50 to the 
GEIS regarding the renewal of Entergy operating license NPF-29 for an 
additional 20 years of operation for GGNS. Draft Supplement 50 to the 
GEIS was noticed by the NRC in the Federal Register on December 12, 
2013 (78 FR 75579), and noticed by the Environmental Protection Agency 
on December 20, 2013 (78 FR 77121). The public comment period on draft 
Supplement 50 to the GEIS ended on February 11, 2014, and the comments 
received are addressed in final Supplement 50 to the GEIS.

II. Discussion

    As discussed in Section 9.4 of the final Supplement 50 to the GEIS, 
the NRC staff determined that the adverse environmental impacts of 
license renewal for GGNS are not so great that preserving the option of 
license renewal for energy-planning decisionmakers would be 
unreasonable. This recommendation is based on: (1) The analysis and 
findings in the GEIS; (2) information provided in the environmental 
report and other documents submitted by Entergy; (3) consultation with 
Federal, State, local, and Tribal agencies; (4) the NRC staff's 
independent environmental review; and (5) consideration of public 
comments received during the scoping process and on the Draft 
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 3rd day of December, 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brian D. Wittick,
Chief, Projects Branch 2, Division of License Renewal, Office of 
Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
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