[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 125 (Friday, June 28, 2013)]
[Pages 39018-39019]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-15527]



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

Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.; Indian Point Nuclear Generating 
Unit Nos. 2 and 3

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Supplement to Final Supplement 38 to the Generic Environmental 
Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants; issuance.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission (NRC) has published a supplement (Volume 4) to the final 
plant-specific supplement 38 to the ``Generic Environmental Impact 
Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants (GEIS),'' NUREG-1437, 
regarding the renewal of operating licenses DPR-26 and DPR-64 for an 
additional 20 years of operation for Indian Point Nuclear Generating 
Unit Nos. 2 and 3 (IP2 and IP3). This supplement revises specific 
sections of the final plant-specific Supplement 38 to the GEIS, as 
indicated in the supplement. The IP2 and IP3 site is located 
approximately 24 miles north of New York, NY. Possible alternatives to 
the proposed action (license renewal) include no action and reasonable 

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 using the following 
     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. For technical questions, contact 
the individual(s) listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
of this document.
     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

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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. 
Additional information regarding accessing materials related to this 
action is under the Document Availability heading in the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section of this document.
     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: For information about the final 
supplemental environmental impact statement (FSEIS), this supplement to 
the FSEIS, or the environmental review process, please contact Lois 
James, telephone: 301-415-3306; email: Lois.James@nrc.gov; or address: 
Projects Branch 2, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 



    The NRC received an application, dated April 23, 2007, from Entergy 
Nuclear Operations, Inc. (Entergy), filed pursuant to Section 103 of 
the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and Title 10 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations, Part 54 (10 CFR Part 54), to renew the operating 
license for IP2 and IP3. Renewal of the license would authorize the 
applicant to operate the facilities for an additional 20-year period 
beyond the period specified in the current operating licenses. The 
current operating license for IP2 expires on September 28, 2013, and 
the current operating license for IP3 expires on December 12, 2015.
    This supplement (Volume 4) to the FSEIS is being issued as part of 
the NRC's process to decide whether to issue a renewed license to IP2 
and IP3, pursuant to 10 CFR Part 54. This supplement to the FSEIS was 
prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969, as amended (NEPA), and the NRC's regulations for implementing 
NEPA in 10 CFR Part 51.
    In December 2010, the NRC published its FSEIS related to the 
license renewal of IP2 and IP3, NUREG-1437, Supplement 38, Volumes 1-3. 
After publication, the staff identified new information that 
necessitated changes to its assessments in the FSEIS. In addition to 
supplementing the FSEIS to address the new information, the NRC is also 
documenting the completion of the consultation process under Section 7 
of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), with the 
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) regarding the shortnose 
sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) and the Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser 
oxyrinchus oxyrinchus) population in the vicinity of IP and IP3. This 
supplement to the FSEIS does not alter the conclusion stated in Section 
9.3 of the December 2010 FSEIS:
    Based on (1) the analysis and findings in the GEIS, (2) the ER and 
other information submitted by Entergy, (3) consultation with Federal, 
State, Tribal, and local agencies, (4) the NRC staff's consideration of 
public scoping comments received, and comments on the draft SEIS, and 
(5) the NRC staff's independent review, the recommendation of the NRC 
staff is that the Commission determine that the adverse environmental 
impacts of license renewal for IP2 and IP3 are not so great that 
preserving the option of license renewal for energy planning decision 
makers would be unreasonable.
    In preparing this supplement (Volume 4) to the final SEIS, the NRC 
staff also reviewed, considered, evaluated, and addressed the public 
comments received during the comment process on the draft supplement to 
the final SEIS.

Document Availability

    Documents related to this notice are available on the NRC's plant 
application for license renewal Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/licensing/renewal/applications/columbia.html. The 
FSEIS for the IP2 and IP3 projects may also be accessed on the internet 
at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/sr1437/ 
by selecting ``Supplement-38.''
    The IP2s and IP3s license application, the IP2s and IP3s 
Environmental Report, and Volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the NRC's FSEIS are 
available in ADAMS under the following Accession Numbers:

 IP2s and IP3's license application--ML071210507
 IP2s and IP3s Environmental Report--ML071210530
 Volumes of final SEIS
    Volume 1--ML103350405
    Volume 2--ML103350438, ML103360209, ML103360212,
    Volume 3--ML103350442
    Volume 4--ML13162A616

    A copy of this supplement to the FSEIS and the FSEIS will be 
available at the the White Plains Public Library (White Plains, NY), 
Hendrick Hudson Free Library (Montrose, NY), and the Field Library 
(Peekskill, NY).

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of June, 2012.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Anneliese Simmons,
Acting Chief, Projects Branch 2, Division of License Renewal, Office of 
Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2013-15527 Filed 6-27-13; 8:45 am]