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Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>

Federal Register: September 24, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 185)]
[Page 57366-57367]

 >From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



[Docket Nos. 50-315 and 50-316]

Indiana Michigan Power Company Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant;
Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplement 20 to the Generic
Environmental Impact Statement and Public Meeting for the License
Renewal of Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2

     Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
(the Commission) has published a draft plant-specific supplement to the
Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS), NUREG-1437, regarding
the renewal of operating licenses DPR-58 and DPR-74 for an additional
20 years of operation at Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2
(CNP). CNP is located in Berrien County, Michigan, about 55 miles east
of Chicago, Illinois. Possible alternatives to the proposed action
(license renewal) include no action and reasonable alternative energy
     The draft Supplement 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 <A 

(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 <A HREF="mailto:pdr@nrc.gov";>pdr@nrc.gov</A>. In 
addition, the Bridgman Public
Library, 4460 Lake Street, Bridgman, Michigan and the Maud Preston
Palenske Memorial Library, 500 Market Street, St. Joseph, Michigan have
agreed to make the draft plant-specific 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 certain of
consideration, comments on the draft supplement to the GEIS and the
proposed action must be received by December 8, 2004. Comments received
after the due date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but
the NRC staff is able to assure consideration only for comments
received on or before this date. Written comments on the draft
supplement to the GEIS should be sent to: Chief, Rules and Directives
Branch, Division of Administrative Services, Office of Administration,
Mailstop T-6D59, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC,
     Comments may be hand-delivered to the NRC at 11545 Rockville Pike,
Room T-6D59, Rockville, Maryland, between 7:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. on
Federal workdays. Electronic comments may be submitted to the NRC by e-
mail at <A HREF="mailto:CookEIS@nrc.gov";>CookEIS@nrc.gov</A>. All comments 
received by the Commission,
including those made by Federal, State, and local agencies, Native
American Tribes, or other interested persons, will be made available
electronically at the Commission's PDR in Rockville,

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Maryland, and from the PARS component of ADAMS.
     The NRC staff will hold two public meetings to present an overview
of the draft plant-specific supplement to the GEIS and to accept public
comments on the document. The public meetings will be held on November
9, 2004, at the Lake Charter Township Hall, 3220 Shawnee Road,
Bridgman, Michigan. 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 meetings 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 before the start of each meeting at
the Lake Charter Township Hall. No comments on the draft supplement to
the GEIS will be accepted during the informal discussions. To be
considered, comments must be provided either at the transcribed public
meetings or in writing, as discussed below. Persons may register to
attend or present oral comments at the meetings by contacting Mr.
Robert Schaaf, by telephone at 1-800-368-5642, extension 1312, or by e-
mail at <A HREF="mailto:CookEIS@nrc.gov";>CookEIS@nrc.gov</A> no later than 
November 3, 2004. Members of the
public may also register to speak at the meeting 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.
Members of the public who have not registered may also have an
opportunity to speak, if time permits. If special equipment or
accommodations are needed to attend or present information at the
public meeting, Mr. Schaaf will need to be contacted no later than
November 1, 2004, so that the NRC staff can determine whether the
request can be accommodated.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Mr. Robert Schaaf, License Renewal
and Environmental Impacts Program, Division of Regulatory Improvement
Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, 20555-
0001. Mr. Schaaf may be contacted at the aforementioned telephone
number or e-mail address.

     Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 8th day of September, 2004.

     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. 04-21342 Filed 9-23-04; 8:45 am]

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