[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 41 (Tuesday, March 2, 2004)]
[Pages 9856-9857]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-4574]



[Docket No. 50-395]

South Carolina Electric and Gas Company, Virgil C. Summer Nuclear 
Station; Notice of Availability of the Final Supplement 15 to the 
GenericEnvironmental Impact Statement Regarding License Renewal for the 
Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station

    Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(the Commission) has published a final plant-specific supplement to the 
``Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS)'', NUREG-1437, 
regarding the renewal of operating license NPF-12 for Virgil C. Summer 
Nuclear Station (V.C. Summer), for an additional 20 years of 
operation.V.C. Summer is owned by South Carolina Electric and Gas 
Company (SCE&G), and is located in Fairfield County, South Carolina, 
approximately 26 miles northwest of Columbia, South Carolina. Possible 
alternatives to the proposed action (license renewal) include no action 
and reasonable alternative methods of power generation.
    It is stated in Section 9.3 of the report:
    Based on (1) The analysis and findings in the GEIS (NRC 1996; 
1999); (2) the Environmental Report submitted by SCE&G (SCE&G 2002b); 
(3) consultation with Federal, State, and local agencies; (4) the 
staff's own independent review; and (5) the staff's consideration of 
public comments, the staff recommends that the Commission determine 
that the adverse environmental impacts of license renewal for V.C. 
Summer are not so great that preserving the option of license renewal 
for energy planning decisionmakers would be unreasonable.
    The final Supplement 15 to the GEIS is available for public 
inspection in the NRC Public Document Room (PDR) located at One White 
Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland 
20852, or from the Publicly Available Records (PARS) component of NRC's 
Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS). ADAMS is 
accessible from the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm.html 
(the Public Electronic Reading Room). Persons who do not have access to 
ADAMS, or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in 
ADAMS, should contact the PDR reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-
415-4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. The final supplement to the GEIS 
is also available for public inspection at the Thomas Cooper Library, 
1322 Greene Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, and at the 
Fairfield County Library, 300 Washington Street, Winnsboro, South 
Carolina 29180.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. William Dam, License Renewal and 
Environmental Impacts Program, Division of Regulatory Improvement 
Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Mail Stop O-11 F1, 
Washington, DC 20555. Mr. Dam may be contacted at (301) 415-4014 or 

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 23rd day of February, 2004.

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    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Pao Tsin Kuo,
Program Director, License Renewal and Environmental Impacts Program, 
Division of Regulatory Improvement Programs, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
[FR Doc. 04-4574 Filed 3-1-04; 8:45 am]