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Virginia Electric and Power Co., North Anna Power Station, Units 1 and 2; Notice of Availability of the Final Supplement 7 to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement Regarding License Renewal for the North Anna Power Station, Units 1 and 2

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Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has published a final plant-specific Supplement 7 to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS), NUREG-1437, regarding the renewal of operating licenses NPF-4 and NPF-7 for the North Anna Power Station, Units 1 and 2, for an additional 20 years of operation. The North Anna Power Station units are operated by Virginia Electric and Power Company (VEPCo). North Anna Power Station is located on the southern shore of Lake Anna, Louisa County, Virginia. Possible alternatives to the proposed action (license renewal) include no action and reasonable alternative methods of power generation.

In Section 9.3 of the report:

Based on (1) the analysis and findings in the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, NUREG-1437; (2) the Environmental Report submitted by VEPCo; (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 recommendation of the staff is that the Commission determine that the adverse environmental impacts of license renewal for North Anna Power Station, Units 1 and 2, are not so great that preserving the option of license renewal for energy planning decision-makers would be unreasonable.

The final Supplement 7 to the GEIS is available electronically for public inspection in the NRC Public Document Room (PDR) located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland, 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/​ (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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Mr. Andrew J. Kugler, License Renewal and Start Printed Page 76768Environmental Impacts Program, Division of Regulatory Improvement Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555. Mr. Kugler may be contacted at 301-415-2828 or by writing to: Andrew J. Kugler, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, MS O-12D1, Washington, DC 20555.

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Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 4th day of December, 2002.

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 Regulation.

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[FR Doc. 02-31435 Filed 12-12-02; 8:45 am]

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