[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 54 (Tuesday, March 20, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 16278]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6666]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 50-247 and 50-286; NRC-2008-0672]


License Renewal Application for Indian Point Nuclear Generating 
Units 2 and 3; Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: License renewal application; intent to prepare supplement to 
final SEIS.

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SUMMARY: On April 23, 2007, Entergy Operations, Inc. (Entergy), 
submitted to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) an 
application for renewal of Facility Operating Licenses DPR-26 and DPR-
64 for an additional 20 years of operation at Indian Point Nuclear 
Generating Units 2 and 3 (IP2 and IP3). The current operating licenses 
for IP2 and IP3 expire on September 28, 2013, and December 12, 2015, 
respectively. The purpose of this document is to inform the public that 
the NRC will be preparing a supplement to the final Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to address information on aquatic 
impacts in accordance with the NRC's regulations.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2008-0672, when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may access information related to this document, which the NRC 
possesses and is publicly available, using the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2008-0672. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-492-
3668; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may access publicly available documents online in the NRC 
Library 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 pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The ADAMS accession number 
for each document referenced in this notice (if that document is 
available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is 
referenced.
     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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Kimberly Green, Division of 
License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-
1627; email: Kimberly.Green@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Discussion

    Entergy submitted an application for renewal of Facility Operating 
Licenses DPR-26 and DPR-64 for an additional 20 years of operation at 
IP2 and IP3. Approximately 24 miles north of New York City, IP2 and IP3 
are located in Westchester County in the Village of Buchanan, New York.
    The current operating licenses for IP2 and IP3 expire on September 
28, 2013, and December 12, 2015, respectively. The application for 
renewal, dated April 23, 2007, was submitted pursuant to Title 10 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 54, which included an 
environmental report (ER).
    On December 3, 2010, the NRC staff issued its final SEIS, 
documenting its final analysis and recommendation on the proposed 
action--renewal of the operating licenses for IP2 and IP3. The final 
SEIS is available in ADAMS under package Accession No. ML103360205.
    This document is being published in accordance with the National 
Environmental Policy Act and the NRC's regulations found at 10 CFR Part 
51. The purpose of this document is to inform the public that the NRC 
will be preparing a supplement to the final SEIS to address information 
on aquatic impacts in accordance with the NRC's regulations found at 10 
CFR 51.92.
    Subsequent to the issuance of the final SEIS, the NRC staff 
identified three types of new information regarding aquatic impacts 
that necessitate changes to the staff's findings in the final SEIS. The 
new information consists of (1) entrainment and impingement field data 
units of measure; (2) a new thermal study that characterizes the 
thermal plume of cooling water discharges from IP2 and IP3; and (3) new 
developments concerning the staff's section 7 consultation under the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, with the National Marine 
Fisheries Service regarding endangered species.
    In accordance with 10 CFR 51.53(c) and 10 CFR 54.23, Entergy 
submitted the ER as part of the application. The ER was prepared 
pursuant to 10 CFR Part 51 and is available in ADAMS under Accession 
No. ML071210530. In addition, the ER is available for public inspection 
at the White Plains Public Library located at 100 Martine Avenue, White 
Plains, NY 10601; the Hendrick Hudson Free Library located at 185 Kings 
Ferry Road, Montrose, NY 10548; and the Field Library located at 4 
Neslon Avenue, Peekskill, NY 10566.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 13th day of March, 2012.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

David J. Wrona,
Chief, Projects Branch 2, Division of License Renewal, Office of 
Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
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