[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 188 (Wednesday, September 28, 2016)]
[Pages 66700-66701]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-23372]



[Docket No. 50-341; NRC-2014-0109]

License Renewal Application for Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Supplemental environmental impact statement; issuance.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a 
final plant-specific supplement, Supplement 56, to NUREG-1437, 
``Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear 
Plants'' (GEIS), regarding the renewal of the DTE Electric Company 
(DTE) operating license NPF-43 for an additional 20 years of operation 
for Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant (Fermi 2)

DATES: The final Supplement 56 to the GEIS is available as of September 
28, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2014-0109 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

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for Docket ID NRC-2014-0109. Address questions about NRC dockets to 
Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-415-3463; 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 56 to NUREG-1437 is in ADAMS under Accession No. 
ML16259A103 for Volume 1 and ML16259A109 for Volume 2.
     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.
     Public Libraries: The final Supplement 56 to NUREG-1437 is 
available for public inspection at the Ellis Library and Reference 
Center, Monroe, Michigan.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elaine Keegan, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, telephone: 301-415-8517, 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 (10 CFR), the NRC is making available final Supplement 56 
to NUREG-1437, regarding the renewal of DTE operating license NPF-43 
for an additional 20 years of operation for Fermi 2. Draft Supplement 
56 to NUREG-1437 was published in the Federal Register on November 6, 
2015 (80 FR 68881), and published in the Federal Register by the 
Environmental Protection Agency on November 13, 2015 (80 FR 70206). The 
public comment period on draft Supplement 56 to NUREG-1437 ended on 
December 28, 2015, and the comments received are addressed in final 
Supplement 56 to NUREG-1437.

II. Discussion

    As discussed in Chapter 5 of the final Supplement 56 to NUREG-1437, 
the NRC staff determined that the adverse environmental impacts of 
license renewal for Fermi 2 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 DTE; (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 21 day of September, 2016.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Kevin T. Folk,
Acting Chief, Environmental Review and Projects Branch, Division of 
License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2016-23372 Filed 9-27-16; 8:45 am]