[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 212 (Wednesday, November 2, 2016)]
[Pages 76392-76393]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-26456]



[Docket Nos. 52-040 and 52-041; NRC-2009-0337]

Combined License Application for Turkey Point Nuclear Plant, 
Units 6 and 7

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Final environmental impact statement; issuance.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the U.S. Army 
Corps of Engineers (USACE), Jacksonville District, are issuing the 
final environmental impact statement (EIS), NUREG-2176, ``Environmental 
Impact Statement for Combined Licenses (COLs) for Turkey Point Nuclear 
Plant, Units 6 and 7,'' to support the environmental review for the 
combined license application Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) 
submitted an application for COLs to construct and operate two new 
nuclear power plants at its Turkey Point site near Homestead, Florida.

DATES: The final EIS is available as of October 28, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2009-0337, 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 Docket ID NRC-2009-0337. 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 EIS is available in ADAMS under Accession Nos. ML16300A104, 
ML16300A137, ML16301A018, and ML16300A312, respectively.
     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: The final EIS can be accessed online at 
the Turkey Point COL specific Web page at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/col/turkey-point.html.
     South Dade Regional Library and Homestead Branch Library: 
The final EIS is available for public inspection at 10750 SW 211th 
Street, Cutler Bay, Florida 33189; 700 N. Homestead Blvd., Homestead, 
Florida 33030.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alicia Williamson Dickerson, Office of 
New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001, telephone: 301-415-1878, email: [email protected].


I. Background

    In accordance with section 51.118 of title 10 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations, the NRC is issuing NUREG-2176, ``Environmental 
Impact Statement for Combined Licenses (COLs) for Turkey Point Nuclear 
Plant, Units 6 and 7.'' A notice of availability of the draft EIS was 
published by the NRC in the Federal Register on March 5, 2015 (80 FR 
12043) and also noticed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on 
March 6, 2015 (80 FR 12172). The public comment period closed on May 
22, 2015. During the course of the comment period, the NRC received 
requests from members of the public, a Tribal government and Federal 
agencies to extend the comment period. The NRC reopened the comment 
period on the draft EIS from May 28, 2015, until July 17, 2015 (80 FR 
30501); public comments are addressed in Appendix E in the final EIS. 
The final EIS is available for public inspection as indicated in the 
ADDRESSES section of this document.
    The final EIS also supports the USACE's review and was prepared in 
accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as 
amended. The final EIS also supports the Department of the Army's 
permit application for certain construction activities at the proposed 
Turkey Point, Units 6 and 7 site. The USACE's Department of the Army 
permit application number for Turkey Point, Units 6 and 7 project is 

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02417). The USACE's Public Interest Review will be part of its Record 
of Decision and is not addressed in the final EIS.

II. Discussion

    As discussed in the final EIS, the NRC staff's recommendation 
related to the environmental aspects of the proposed action is that the 
COLs should be issued. This recommendation is based on: (1) The 
Environmental Report (ER) submitted by FPL, as revised; (2) 
consultation with Federal, State, Tribal, and local agencies; (3) the 
NRC staff's independent review; (4) the NRC staff's consideration of 
comments received during the environmental review; and (5) the 
assessments summarized in the final EIS, including the potential 
mitigation measures identified in the ER and in the final EIS. In 
addition, in making its recommendation, the NRC staff has concluded 
that there are no environmentally preferable or obviously superior 
sites in the region of interest.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 27th day of October, 2016.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Francis M. Akstulewicz,
Director, Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors.
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