NOA DEIS (DOE) - Mercury


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The Department of Energy (DOE) announces the availability of the Draft Long-Term Management and Storage of Elemental Mercury Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS–0423D, ‘‘Draft Mercury Storage EIS’’ or ‘‘Draft EIS’’) for public review and comment during a public comment period that extends through March 30, 2010.

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NOA DEIS (DOE) - Mercury

  1. 1. Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 19 / Friday, January 29, 2010 / Notices 4801 can bring the new highly energy regulations under the National by January 1, 2013, to have the facility efficient technology represented by the Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and or facilities operational and ready to VRV–WIII product class to the market as evaluates the potential health and accept custody of such elemental soon as possible, thereby allowing the environmental effects of storing a mercury delivered there. U.S. consumer to benefit from our high projected total of up to 10,000 metric DOE thus needs to develop a technology and high efficiency product, tons (11,000 tons) of elemental mercury. capability for the safe and secure long- and from competition for other Seven alternative sites across the U.S. term management and storage of manufacturers who may have already are evaluated. DOE invites the public to elemental mercury generated within the received waivers. comment through the several avenues U.S. as required by the Act. To this end, listed under ADDRESSES and Confidential Information DOE proposes to select one or more SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. The U.S. DACA makes no request to DOE for existing (including modifications if Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confidential treatment of any needed) or new facilities for this and the Mesa County (Colorado) Board information contained in this Petition purpose. Facilities to be constructed as of Commissioners are cooperating for Waiver and Application for Interim agencies on this Draft EIS. well as existing or modified facilities Waiver. must comply with applicable DATES: The public is invited to submit requirements of Section 5(d) of the Act, Conclusion oral and/or written comments on this Management Standards for a Facility, Draft EIS during the public comment Daikin AC (Americas), Inc. including the requirements of the Solid period, which extends through March Corporation respectfully requests DOE Waste Disposal Act, as amended by the 30, 2010. DOE will consider all to grant its Petition for Waiver of the Resource Conservation and Recovery comments received or postmarked by applicable test procedure to DACA for Act (RCRA). DOE is using the NEPA that date in preparing the Final EIS, the VRV–WIII product design, and to process to identify and evaluate expected in fall 2010, and will consider grant its Application for Interim Waiver. candidate sites for the facility or late comments to the extent practicable. DOE’s failure to issue an interim waiver facilities. EPA and the Mesa County DOE will hold public hearings on the from test standards would cause (Colorado) Board of Commissioners are dates and at the times and locations significant economic hardship to DACA listed under SUPPLEMENTARY cooperating agencies on the EIS, which by preventing DACA from marketing INFORMATION below. has been prepared pursuant to Council these products even though DOE has on Environmental Quality NEPA ADDRESSES: Written comments on the previously granted a waiver to other implementing regulations at 40 CFR Draft Mercury Storage EIS may be Parts 1500–1508 and DOE NEPA products currently being offered in the submitted by U.S. mail to the following Implementing Procedures at 10 CFR Part market with similar design address. Mr. David Levenstein, EIS 1021. characteristics. We would be pleased to respond to Document Manager, U.S. Department of Energy, Draft Mercury Storage EIS DOE issued a Notice of Intent to any questions you may have regarding prepare the EIS on July 2, 2009 (74 FR this Petition for Waiver and Application Comments, P.O. Box 2612, Germantown, Maryland 20874. 31723). Comments received during the for Interim Waiver. Please contact Lee subsequent scoping period were Comments may be submitted Smith, Director of Product Marketing at considered in preparing the Draft EIS. electronically via the Mercury Storage 972–245–1510 or by e-mail at Based on a structured process described EIS Web site at http:// in the Draft EIS, DOE identified seven, where the Sincerely, Draft EIS can be found, or by faxing toll- government and commercial sites as the Akinori Atarashi, free to (877) 274–5462. The Draft EIS is range of reasonable alternatives to be President. also available on DOE’s NEPA Web site evaluated in the EIS: DOE Grand [FR Doc. 2010–1759 Filed 1–28–10; 8:45 am] at Junction Disposal Site, Grand Junction, BILLING CODE 6450–01–P FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For Colorado; DOE Hanford Site, Richland, further information about this Draft EIS, Washington; Hawthorne Army Depot, please contact Mr. Levenstein at the Hawthorne, Nevada; DOE Idaho DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY mailing address or EIS Web site listed National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho; above. DOE Kansas City Plant, Kansas City, Notice of Availability of the Draft Long- For information regarding the DOE Missouri; DOE Savannah River Site, Term Management and Storage of NEPA process, please contact: Ms. Carol Aiken, South Carolina; and Waste Elemental Mercury Environmental M. Borgstrom, Director, Office of NEPA Control Specialists, LLC, Andrews, Impact Statement and Notice of Public Policy and Compliance (GC–54), U. S. Texas. As required under NEPA, the Hearings Department of Energy, 1000 Draft EIS also analyzes a No Action Independence Avenue, SW., Alternative to serve as a basis for AGENCY: Department of Energy. Washington, DC 20585, Telephone: comparison. ACTION: Notice of availability. (202) 586–4600, or leave a message at DOE’s evaluation includes the SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (800) 472–2756. facilities themselves and their locations, (DOE) announces the availability of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The their construction, facility operations, Draft Long-Term Management and Mercury Export Ban Act (the Act) and transportation to the storage Storage of Elemental Mercury prohibits the export of elemental facility(ies). Consideration of potential jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/ mercury from the U.S., effective January location includes climate, proximity of EIS–0423D, ‘‘Draft Mercury Storage EIS’’ 1, 2013 (subject to certain essential use human populations, and environmental or ‘‘Draft EIS’’) for public review and exemptions). Section 5 of the Act, Long- resource areas for each alternative, along comment during a public comment Term Storage, directs DOE to designate with the potential human health and period that extends through March 30, a facility or facilities for the long-term socioeconomic impacts. DOE has 2010. This Draft EIS has been prepared management and storage of elemental identified the Waste Control Specialists, in accordance with the implementing mercury generated within the U.S. and, LLC facility as its preferred alternative. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:49 Jan 28, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:FRFM29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1
  2. 2. 4802 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 19 / Friday, January 29, 2010 / Notices Public Hearings 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Oregon DOE invites the public to present oral James Roberts Civic Center, Portland State University, and/or written comments during public 855 E. Broadway, Andrews, TX 79714, Government Information, hearings on the Draft Mercury Storage March 9, Branford Price Millar Library, EIS. Participants may register at the door to provide oral comments, and 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. 1875 SW Park Avenue, speakers will be recognized in order as Portland, OR 97201, Public Reading Rooms registered. Speakers may be asked to (503) 725–5874. limit their oral comments to five Copies of the Draft EIS and supporting technical reports are available for public South Carolina minutes. Speakers may be given an opportunity to take the floor a second review at the locations listed below: University of South Carolina–Aiken, time after all those who wish to speak Colorado Gregg-Graniteville Library, have been given an opportunity to do 471 University Parkway, Mesa County Library, so. Aiken, SC 29801, 530 Grand Avenue, During the first hour, the public may Grand Junction, CO 81502–5019, (803) 641–3320. review information materials and speak (970) 243–4442. informally with technical staff and DOE South Carolina State Library, representatives. This will be followed U.S. Department of Energy, 1500 Senate Street, by the formal hearing, which will be Office of Legacy Management, Columbia, SC 29211, opened with a brief DOE presentation 2597 B 3⁄4 Road, Grand Junction, CO 81503, (803) 734–8026. about the Draft EIS and a review of the hearing procedure. A court reporter will (970) 248–6089. Texas record all oral comments, which later District of Columbia Andrews County Library, will be publicly available. The dates, 109 NW 1st Street, U.S. Department of Energy, times and locations of all hearings are Freedom of Information Act Public Andrews, TX 79714, as follows: Reading Room, (432) 523–9819. Two Rivers Convention Center, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., 159 Main Street, Washington Room 1G–033, Grand Junction, CO 81501, Washington, DC 20585, U.S. Department of Energy, February 23, (202) 586–5955. 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Public Reading Room, El Capitan, Georgia Consolidated Information Center, 540 F Street, Augusta State University, 2770 University Drive, Hawthorne, NV 89415, Reese Library, Room 101L, February 23, 2500 Walton Way, Richland, WA 99352, 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Augusta, GA 30904, (509) 372–7443. Shilo Inn/O’Callahan’s Convention (706) 737–1745. Center, University of Washington, Savannah State University, 780 Lindsay Blvd, Asa H. Gordon Library, Suzzallo-Allen Library, Idaho Falls, ID 83402, 2200 Tompkins Road, Government Publications Division, February 25, Savannah, GA 31404, Seattle, WA 98195, 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (912) 356–2183. (206) 543–1937. Courtyard by Marriott, 500 East 105th Street, Idaho Gonzaga University, Kansas City, MO 64131, U.S. Department of Energy, Foley Center Library, March 2, Public Reading Room, 101–L East 502 Boone, 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. 1776 Science Center Drive, Spokane, WA 99258, Doubletree Hotel Portland—Lloyd Idaho Falls, ID 83402, (509) 313–5931. Center, (208) 526–0833. Next Steps 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Missouri Portland, OR 97232, March 2, Following the end of the public 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Mid-Continent Public Library, comment period on the Draft EIS Red Lion Hotel Richland Hanford Blue Ridge Branch, described above, DOE will consider the House, 9253 Blue Ridge Boulevard, environmental impact analysis 802 George Washington Way, Kansas City, MO 64138, presented in the Final EIS, along with Richland, WA 99352, (816) 761–3382. other information in making its March 3, Nevada decision(s) related to the management 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. and storage of elemental mercury Mineral County Library, generated within the U.S. North Augusta Municipal Center, First & ‘‘A’’ Street, 100 Georgia Avenue, Hawthorne, NV 89415, Issued in Washington, DC on January 25, jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES North Augusta, SC 29841, (775) 945–2778. 2010. March 4, William M. Levitan, 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. New Mexico Director, Office of Environmental Eunice Community Center Eunice Public Library, Compliance, Office of Environmental 1115 Avenue I 1039 10th Street, Management. Eunice, NM 88231 Eunice, NM 88231, [FR Doc. 2010–1826 Filed 1–28–10; 8:45 am] March 8 (575) 394–2336. BILLING CODE 6450–01–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:49 Jan 28, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:FRFM29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1