[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 154 (Monday, August 11, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46878-46880]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-18966]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 50-327 and 50-328; NRC-2013-0037]


License Renewal Application for Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, Units 1 
and 2

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft supplemental generic environmental impact statement; 
issuance; public meetings; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for 
public comment a draft plant-specific supplement 53 to the Generic 
Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) for License Renewal of Nuclear 
Plants, NUREG-1437, regarding the renewal of operating license DPR-77 
and DPR-79 for an additional 20 years of operation

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for Sequoyah Nuclear Plant (SQN), Units 1 and 2. SQN is located in 
Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee. Possible alternatives to the proposed action 
(license renewal) include no action and reasonable alternative energy 
sources. The NRC staff plans to hold two public meetings during the 
public comment period to present an overview of the draft plant-
specific supplement to the GEIS and to accept public comments on the 
document.

DATES: Submit comments by September 29, 2014. Comments received after 
this date will be considered, if it is practical to do so, but the NRC 
staff is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or 
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-2013-0037. 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: David Drucker, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, telephone: 301-415-6223, email to 
David.Drucker@nrc.gov; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC 20555-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2013-0037 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding this document. You may 
obtain publicly-available 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-2013-0037.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may access 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. The draft plant-specific supplement 53 
to the GEIS for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, NUREG-1437, is 
available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML14211A454.
     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-2013-0037 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 in comment submissions 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, and 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 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. Discussion

    The NRC is issuing for public comment a draft plant-specific 
supplement 53 to the GEIS for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, NUREG-
1437, regarding the renewal of operating license DPR-77 and DPR-79 for 
an additional 20 years of operation for SQN. Supplement 53 to the GEIS 
includes the preliminary analysis that evaluates the environmental 
impacts of the proposed action and alternatives to the proposed action. 
The NRC's preliminary recommendation is that the adverse environmental 
impacts of license renewal for SQN are not great enough to deny the 
option of license renewal for energy-planning decisionmakers.

III. Public Meetings

    The NRC staff will hold public meetings prior to the close of the 
public comment period to present an overview of the draft plant-
specific supplement to the GEIS and to accept public comment on the 
document. Two meetings will be held at the Soddy-Daisy City Hall, 9835 
Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee, 37379, on Wednesday, September 17, 
2014. 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. and will continue until 9:00 p.m., as necessary. The meetings will 
be transcribed and will include: (1) A presentation of the contents of 
the draft plant-specific supplement to the GEIS; and (2) the 
opportunity for interested government agencies, organizations, and 
individuals to provide comments on the draft report. Additionally, the 
NRC staff will host informal discussions one hour prior to the start of 
each session at the same location. No comments on the draft supplement 
to the GEIS will be accepted during the informal discussions. To be 
considered, comments must be provided either at the transcribed public 
meeting or in writing. Persons may pre-register to attend or present 
oral comments at the meeting by contacting Mr. David Drucker, the NRC 
environmental project manager, at 1-800-368-5642, extension 6223, or by 
email at David.Drucker@nrc.gov no later than Wednesday, September 3, 
2014. Members of the public may also register to provide oral comments 
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. If special equipment or accommodations are 
needed to attend or present information at the public meeting, the need 
should be brought to Mr. Drucker's attention no later than Wednesday, 
September 3, 2014, to provide the NRC staff adequate notice to 
determine whether the request can be accommodated.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 1st day of August, 2014.


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    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brian D. Wittick,
Chief, Projects Branch 2, Division of License Renewal, Office of 
Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
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