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Entergy Operations, Inc; Waterford Steam Electric Station, Unit 3

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AGENCY:

Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION:

Draft supplemental environmental impact statement; request for comment.

SUMMARY:

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft plant-specific Supplement 59, to “Generic Environmental Impact Statement GEIS for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants” NUREG-1437, regarding the renewal of Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (Entergy) operating license NPF-38 for Waterford 3 for an additional 20 years of operation. Possible alternatives to the proposed action (license renewal) include the no action alternative and reasonable alternative energy sources.

DATES:

Submit comments by October 9, 2018. 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 website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2016-0078. Address questions about NRC dockets to Jennifer Borges; telephone: 301-287-9127; email: Jennifer.Borges@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document.
  • Mail Comments to: May Ma, Chief Office of Administration, Mail Stop: TWFN-7-A60M, 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Elaine Keegan, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 1-800-368-5642, extension 8517; email: Elaine.Keegan@nrc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2016-0078 when contacting the NRC about the availablitiy of information for this action. You may obtain publicly-available information related to this action by any of the following methods:Start Printed Page 42714

  • Federal Rulemaking website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2016-0078.
  • NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may obtain publicly-available documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection at http://www.nrc.gov/​reading-rm/​adams.html. To begin the search, 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 draft plant-specific supplement GEIS is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML18227A028.
  • 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-2016-0078 in your comment submission.

The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact information that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your comment submission. The NRC posts all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as entering the comment submissions into ADAMS. The NRC does not routinely edit comments submissions to remove identifying or contact information.

If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons for submission to the NRC, then 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 submissions into ADAMS.

II. Discussion

The NRC is issuing for public comment the draft plant-specific Supplement 59 to the GEIS for license renewal of nuclear plants, NUREG-1437, regarding the renewal of operating license, NPF-38 for an additional 20 years of operation for Waterford 3. Supplement 59 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 Waterford 3 are not great enough to deny the option of license renewal for energy-planning decisionmakers.

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Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of August, 2018.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Eric R. Oesterle,

Chief, License Renewal Project Branch, Division of Materials and License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.

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[FR Doc. 2018-18173 Filed 8-22-18; 8:45 am]

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