[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 114 (Friday, June 12, 2020)]
[Pages 35956-35957]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-12688]



[Docket No. 72-1051; NRC-2018-0052]

Holtec International HI-STORE Consolidated Interim Storage 
Facility Project

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft environmental impact statement; public meeting; request 
for comments.


SUMMARY: On March 20, 2020, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(NRC) published in the Federal Register (FR) a notice issuing the draft 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Holtec International's 
(Holtec's) application to construct and operate a consolidated interim 
storage facility (CISF) for spent nuclear fuel and Greater-Than Class C 
waste, along with a small quantity of mixed oxide fuel in Lea County, 
New Mexico. The NRC is announcing a public comment webinar to receive 
comments on the draft report. The public meeting will allow interested 
members of the public to submit their comments.

DATES: The NRC staff will hold a webinar on June 23, 2020. The staff 
will present the findings of the draft report and will receive public 
comments during transcribed public meeting. Members of the public are 
invited to submit comments by July 22, 2020. Comments received after 
this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC 
is able to ensure consideration only for comments received before this 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jill Caverly, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-7674; email: 
[email protected].


I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2018-0052 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 Website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2018-0052.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may obtain publicly-available documents online in the

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ADAMS Public Documents collection at https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the search, 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 is available in ADAMS 
under Accession No. ML20269G420.
     NRC'S PDR: The public may submit requests to the PDR via 
email at [email protected] or call 1-800-397-4209 between 8:00 a.m. 
and 4:00 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Project Web Page: Information related to the Holtec HI-
STORE CISF project can be accessed on the NRC's Holtec HI-STORE CISF 
web page at https://www.nrc.gov/waste/spent-fuel-storage/cis/holtec-international.html. Scroll down to EIS, Draft Report for Comment.
     Public Libraries: A copy of the staff's draft EIS can be 
accessed at the following public libraries (library access and hours 
are determined by local policy):
     Carlsbad Public Library, 101 S Halagueno Street, Carlsbad, 
NM 88220.
     Hobbs Public Library, 509 N Shipp St., Hobbs, NM 88240.
     Roswell Public Library, 301 N Pennsylvania, Roswell, NM 

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2018-0052 in your comment submission.
    The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact 
information that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your 
comment submission. The NRC will post all comment submissions at 
https://www.regulations.gov as well as enter the comment submissions 
into ADAMS. 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 into ADAMS.

II. Meeting Information

    On March 20, 2020 (85 FR 16150), the NRC published a notice of 
availability of a draft EIS for Holtec's proposed CISF for spent 
nuclear fuel and requested public comments on the draft report. On 
April 27, 2020 (85 FR 23382) the NRC published a notice extending the 
comment period to July 22, 2020. The NRC is announcing that staff will 
hold a public webinar. The webinar will be held online and will offer a 
telephone line for members of the public to submit comments. A court 
reporter will be recording all comments received during the webinar. 
The dates and times for the public webinar are as follow:

          Date                     Time                  Location
6/23/2020...............  5:00 PM to 9:00 PM      Webinar Information:
                           (EDT), 3:00 PM to       https://
                           7:00 PM (MDT).          usnrc.webex.com.
                                                   Event Number: 199 800
                                                   0026. Password:
                                                   HOLTEC. Telephone
                                                   Bridge Line: 1-888-
                                                   454-7496. Participant
                                                   Passcode: 5790355.

    Persons interested in attending this meeting should monitor the 
NRC's Public Meeting Schedule web page at https://www.nrc.gov/pmns/mtg 
for additional information, agenda for the meeting, information on how 
to provide verbal comments, and access information for the meeting. 
Participants should register in advance of the meeting by visiting the 
website page (https://usnrc.webex.com) and using the event number 
provided above. A confirmation email will be generated providing 
additional details and a link to the meeting. Those wishing to make 
verbal comments at the meeting should follow instructions listed at the 
NRC's Public Meeting Schedule.

    Dated: June 8, 2020.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Diana B. Diaz Toro,
Acting Chief, Environemental Review Materials Branch, Division of 
Rulemaking, Environmental and Financial Review, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. 2020-12688 Filed 6-11-20; 8:45 am]