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Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.; Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplement 34 to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, and Public Meeting for the License Renewal of Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 1 and 2

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Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, Commission) has published a draft plant-specific supplement to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants (GEIS), NUREG-1437, regarding the renewal of operating licenses NPF-068 and NPF-081 for an additional 20 years of operation for Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 1 and 2 (VEGP). VEGP is located in Burke County, Georgia, approximately 15 miles east-northeast of Waynesboro, GA, and 26 miles southeast of Augusta, GA. Possible alternatives to the proposed action (license renewal) include no action and reasonable alternative energy sources.

The draft Supplement 34 to the GEIS is publicly available at the NRC Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852, or from the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS). The ADAMS Public Electronic Reading Room is accessible at http://adamswebsearch.nrc.gov/​dologin.html. The Accession Number for the draft Supplement 34 to the GEIS is ML081080299. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS, or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, should contact the NRC's PDR Reference staff by telephone at 1-800-397-4209, or 301-415-4737, or by e-mail at pdr@nrc.gov. In addition, the Burke County Library, located at 130 Highway 24 South, Waynesboro, GA 30830, has agreed to make the draft supplement to the GEIS available for public inspection.

Any interested party may submit comments on the draft supplement to the GEIS for consideration by the NRC staff. To be considered, comments on the draft supplement to the GEIS and the proposed action must be received by July 16, 2008; the NRC staff is able to assure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. Comments received after the due date will be considered only if it is practical to do so. Written comments on the draft supplement to the GEIS should be sent to: Chief, Rulemaking, Directives and Editing Branch, Division of Administrative Services, Office of Administration, Mailstop T-6D59, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.

Comments may be hand-delivered to the NRC at 11545 Rockville Pike, Room T-6D59, Rockville, Maryland, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. on Federal workdays. Electronic comments may be submitted to the NRC by e-mail at Vogtle_LR_EIS@nrc.gov. All comments received by the Commission, including those made by Federal, State, local agencies, Native American Tribes, or other interested persons, will be made available electronically at the Commission's PDR in Rockville, Maryland, and through ADAMS. The NRC staff will hold a public meeting to present an overview of the draft plant-specific supplement to the GEIS and to accept public comments on the document. The public meeting will be held on June 5, 2008, at the Augusta Technical College, Waynesboro Campus, located at 216 Highway 24 South, Waynesboro, GA 30830. There will be two sessions to accommodate interested parties. The first session will convene at 1:30 p.m. and will continue until 4:30 p.m., as necessary. The second session will convene at 7 p.m. with a repeat of the overview portions of the meeting and will continue until 10 p.m., as necessary. Both sessions 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, Start Printed Page 22449comments 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. J.P. Leous, the NRC Environmental Project Manager, at 1-800-368-5642, extension 2864, or by e-mail at Vogtle_LR_EIS@nrc.gov no later than May 16, 2008. 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. J.P. Leous' attention no later than May 16, 2008, to provide the NRC staff adequate notice to determine whether the request can be accommodated.

For Further Information Contact: Mr. J.P. Leous, Projects Branch 1, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Mail Stop O-11F1, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Mr. Leous may be contacted at the aforementioned telephone number or e-mail address.

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Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 21st day of April, 2008.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Louise Lund,

Branch Chief, Reactor Projects Branch 1, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.

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[FR Doc. E8-9085 Filed 4-24-08; 8:45 am]

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