[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 125 (Monday, June 30, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36837-36839]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-15281]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

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


DTE Electric Company; Fermi 2

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Intent to prepare an environmental impact statement and conduct 
the scoping process; public meetings and opportunity to comment.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: DTE Electric Company (DTE) has submitted an application for 
renewal of Facility Operating License NPF-43 for an additional 20 years 
of operation at Fermi 2. The current operating license for Fermi 2 
expires at midnight on March 20, 2025. Fermi 2 is

[[Page 36838]]

located in Frenchtown Township, Monroe County, Michigan. The purpose of 
this notice is to inform the public that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission (NRC) will be preparing an environmental impact statement 
(EIS) related to the review of the license renewal application and to 
provide the public an opportunity to participate in the environmental 
scoping process.

DATES: Submit comments by August 29, 2014. Comments received after this 
date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the Commission 
is able to ensure consideration only for comments received before this 
date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods 
(unless this document describes a different method for submitting 
comments on a specific subject):
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2014-0109. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-
3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact 
the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this document.
     Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Office of Administration, 
Mail Stop: 3WFN-06-A44M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    For additional direction on obtaining information and submitting 
comments, see ``Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments'' in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leslie Perkins, Environmental Project 
Manager, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-2375, email: 
Leslie.Perkins@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2014-0109 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding this document. You may 
access information related to this document by any of the following 
methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2014-0109.
     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 pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The 
ADAMS accession number for each document referenced in this document 
(if that document is available in ADAMS) is provided the first time 
that a document is referenced. DTE's application for renewal can be 
found in ADAMS under ADAMS Accession Nos. ML14121A554 and ML14156A237.
     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.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2014-0109 in the subject line of your 
comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make 
your comment submission available to the public in this docket.
    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 http://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 submissions into ADAMS.

II. Discussion

    The application for license renewal, dated April 24, 2014, was 
submitted pursuant to Part 54 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (10 CFR), which included an environmental report (ER). A 
separate notice of receipt and availability of the application was 
published in the Federal Register on May 12, 2014 (79 FR 27003). A 
notice of acceptance for docketing of the application and opportunity 
for hearing regarding renewal of the facility operating license was 
published on June 18, 2014, in the Federal Register (79 FR 34787). The 
purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the NRC will be 
preparing an EIS related to the review of the license renewal 
application and to provide the public an opportunity to participate in 
the environmental scoping process, as defined in 10 CFR 51.29.
    As outlined in 36 CFR 800.8, ``Coordination With the National 
Environmental Policy Act,'' the NRC plans to coordinate compliance with 
Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) in meeting 
the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(NEPA). Pursuant to 36 CFR 800.8(c), the NRC intends to use its process 
and documentation for the preparation of the EIS on the proposed action 
to comply with Section 106 of the NHPA in lieu of the procedures set 
forth at 36 CFR 800.3 through 800.6.
    In accordance with 10 CFR 51.53(c) and 10 CFR 54.23, DTE submitted 
the ER as part of the application. The ER was prepared pursuant to 10 
CFR Part 51 and is publicly available in ADAMS under Accession Nos. 
ML14121A538, ML14121A539, and ML14121A540. The ER may also be viewed on 
the Internet at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/licensing/renewal/applications/fermi.html. In addition, paper copies of the ER 
are available for public review near the site at the Ellis Library and 
Reference Center, 3700 South Cluster Road, Monroe, Michigan 48161.
    This document advises the public that the NRC intends to gather the 
information necessary to prepare a plant specific supplement to the 
NRC's ``Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) for License 
Renewal of Nuclear Plants''(NUREG-1437, Revision 1), related to the 
review of the application for renewal of the Fermi 2 operating license 
for an additional 20 years.
    Possible alternatives to the proposed action (license renewal) 
include no action and reasonable alternative energy sources. The NRC is 
required by 10 CFR 51.95 to prepare a supplement to the GEIS in 
connection with the renewal of an operating license. This notice is 
being published in accordance with NEPA and the NRC's regulations found 
at 10 CFR Part 51.
    The NRC will first conduct a scoping process for the supplement to 
the GEIS and, as soon as practicable thereafter, will prepare a draft 
supplement to the GEIS for public comment. Participation in the scoping 
process by members of

[[Page 36839]]

the public and local, State, tribal, and Federal government agencies is 
encouraged. The scoping process for the supplement to the GEIS will be 
used to accomplish the following:
    a. Define the proposed action, which is to be the subject of the 
supplement to the GEIS;
    b. Determine the scope of the supplement to the GEIS and identify 
the significant issues to be analyzed in depth;
    c. Identify and eliminate from detailed study those issues that are 
peripheral or that are not significant;
    d. Identify any environmental assessments and other ElSs that are 
being or will be prepared that are related to, but are not part of, the 
scope of the supplement to the GEIS being considered;
    e. Identify other environmental review and consultation 
requirements related to the proposed action;
    f. Indicate the relationship between the timing of the preparation 
of the environmental analyses and the Commission's tentative planning 
and decision-making schedule;
    g. Identify any cooperating agencies and, as appropriate, allocate 
assignments for preparation and schedules for completing the supplement 
to the GEIS to the NRC and any cooperating agencies; and
    h. Describe how the supplement to the GEIS will be prepared and 
include any contractor assistance to be used.
    The NRC invites the following entities to participate in scoping:
    a. The applicant, DTE;
    b. Any Federal agency which has jurisdiction by law or special 
expertise with respect to any environmental impact involved or which is 
authorized to develop and enforce relevant environmental standards;
    c. Affected State and local agencies, including those authorized to 
develop and enforce relevant environmental standards;
    d. Any affected Indian tribe;
    e. Any person who has requested an opportunity to participate in 
the scoping process; and
    f. Any person who has petitioned or intends to petition for leave 
to intervene in the proceeding or who has been admitted as a party to 
the proceeding.

III. Public Scoping Meeting

    In accordance with 10 CFR 51.26, the scoping process for an EIS may 
include a public scoping meeting to help identify significant issues 
related to a proposed activity and to determine the scope of issues to 
be addressed in an EIS. The NRC has decided to hold public meetings for 
the Fermi 2 license renewal supplement to the GEIS. The scoping 
meetings will be held on July 24, 2014, and there will be two sessions 
to accommodate interested persons. The first session will convene at 
2:00 p.m. and will continue until 4:00 p.m., as necessary. The second 
session will convene at 7:00 p.m., with a repeat of the overview 
portions of the meeting, and will continue until 9:00 p.m., as 
necessary. Both sessions will be held at the Monroe County Community 
College, La-Z-Boy Center, Meyer Theater, 1555 South Raisinville Road, 
Monroe, Michigan 48161.
    Both meetings will be transcribed and will include: (1) An overview 
by the NRC staff of the NEPA environmental review process, the proposed 
scope of the supplement to the GEIS, and the proposed review schedule; 
and (2) the opportunity for interested government agencies, 
organizations, and individuals to submit comments or suggestions on the 
environmental issues or the proposed scope of the supplement to the 
GEIS. Additionally, the NRC staff will host informal discussions one 
hour prior to the start of each session at the same location. No formal 
comments on the proposed scope of the supplement to the GEIS will be 
accepted during the informal discussions. To be considered, comments 
must be provided either at the transcribed public meetings or in 
writing, as discussed above.
    Persons may register to attend or present oral comments at the 
meetings on the scope of the NEPA review by contacting the NRC Project 
Manager, Ms. Leslie Perkins, by telephone at 1-800-368-5642, extension 
2375, or by email at Leslie.Perkins@nrc.gov, no later than July 8, 
2014. Members of the public may also register to speak at the meeting 
within 15 minutes of the start of each session. Individual oral 
comments may be limited by the time available, depending on the number 
of persons who register. Members of the public who have not registered 
may also have an opportunity to speak if time permits. Public comments 
will be considered in the scoping process for the supplement to the 
GEIS. Ms. Perkins will need to be contacted no later than July 14, 
2014, if special equipment or accommodations are needed to attend or 
present information at the public meeting so that the NRC staff can 
determine whether the request can be accommodated.
    Participation in the scoping process for the supplement to the GEIS 
does not entitle participants to become parties to the proceeding to 
which the supplement to the GEIS relates. Matters related to 
participation in any hearing are outside the scope of matters to be 
discussed at this public meeting.
    At the conclusion of the scoping process, the NRC will prepare a 
concise summary of the determination and conclusions reached, including 
the significant issues identified, and will send a copy of the summary 
to each participant in the scoping process. The summary will also be 
available for inspection in ADAMS. The NRC staff will then prepare and 
issue for comment the draft supplement to the GEIS, which will be the 
subject of a separate notice and separate public meetings. Copies will 
be available for public inspection at the above-mentioned addresses.
    After receipt and consideration of the comments, the NRC will 
prepare a final supplement to the GEIS, which will also be available 
for public inspection.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of June 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brian Wittick, Chief,
Projects Branch 2, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2014-15281 Filed 6-27-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7590-01-P