[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 103 (Thursday, May 27, 2004)]
[Notices]
[Page 30338]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-11990]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 50-259, 50-260, and 50-296]


Tennessee Valley Authority; Notice of Extension of the Scoping 
Comment Period for the Environmental Impact Statement for the License 
Renewal of Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Units 1, 2, and 3

    Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(the Commission) has extended the public comment period for the draft 
plant-specific supplement to the ``Generic Environmental Impact 
Statement (GEIS), NUREG-1437,'' regarding the renewal of operating 
licenses DPR-33, DPR-52, and DPR-68 for an additional 20 years of 
operation at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Units 1, 2, and 3 (BFN).
    The application for renewal was received on January 6, 2004, 
pursuant to 10 CFR part 54. A notice of receipt and availability of the 
application, which included the environmental report (ER), was 
published in the Federal Register on January 13, 2004, (69 FR 2012). A 
notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement and 
conduct scoping process (69 FR 11462) and a notice of acceptance for 
docketing and notice of opportunity for hearing (69 FR 11460) regarding 
renewal of the facility operating license were published in the Federal 
Register on March 10, 2004. The purpose of this notice is to inform the 
public that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has extended 
the comment period on the environmental scope of the BFN license 
renewal review in response to a request from a member of the public. In 
view of the importance of meaningful stakeholder input on the 
environmental scope of the BFN license renewal review, the NRC has 
decided to extend the comment period.
    Any interested party may submit comments on the environmental scope 
of the BFN license renewal review for consideration by the NRC staff. 
To be certain of consideration, comments on the draft supplement to the 
GEIS and the proposed action must be received by June 4, 2004. Comments 
received after the due date will be considered if it is practical to do 
so, but the NRC staff is able to assure consideration only for comments 
received on or before this date. Written comments on the environmental 
scope of the BFN license renewal review should be sent to the Chief, 
Rules and Directives Branch, Division of Administrative Services, 
Office of Administration, Mailstop T-6D59 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    Comments may also be delivered to the NRC, Room T-6D59, Two White 
Flint North, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, from 7:45 a.m. 
to 4:15 p.m. on Federal workdays. Electronic comments may be sent by 
the Internet to the NRC at BrownsFerryEIS@nrc.gov. All comments 
received by the Commission, including those made by Federal, State, and 
local agencies, Indian tribes, or other interested persons, will be 
made available electronically and accessible through ADAMS at http://
www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. Persons who do not have access to 
ADAMS, or encounter problems in accessing the documents located in 
ADAMS, should contact the NRC's Public Document Room reference staff at 
1-800-397-4209, or (301) 415-4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Michael T. Masnik, License Renewal 
and Environmental Impacts Program, Division of Regulatory Improvement 
Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555. Dr. 
Masnik may also be contacted at the aforementioned telephone number or 
e-mail address.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of May, 2004.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
K. Steven West,
Acting Program Director, License Renewal and Environmental Impacts 
Program, Division of Regulatory Improvement Programs, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 04-11990 Filed 5-26-04; 8:45 am]
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