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  1. 1. Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 96 / Friday, May 16, 2008 / Notices 28437 DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, May 20, 2008, project in the Port of Long Beach. The the hills between Chatsworth and Simi 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Corps is considering an application for Valley, CA, was developed as a remote PLACE : Corporation for National and Section 404 and Section 10 permits to site to test rocket engines and conduct Community Service; 8th Floor; 1201 conduct dredge and fill activities nuclear research. Area IV was New York Avenue, NW., Washington, associated with the proposed established at the SSFL in 1953 and DC 20525. consolidation of Piers D, E and F into a occupies 290 acres of the SSFL. The STATUS: Open. single 345-acre marine terminal with a DOE Energy Technology Engineering 4,250-foot-long wharf at build-out. This Center (ETEC) is located on 90 acres MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: would include redevelopment of 294 within SSFL Area IV. I. Chair’s Opening Comments acres of existing land, creation of 10.7 DOE is preparing the EIS in part as a II. Consideration of Previous Meetings acres of new open water and the response to a May 2, 2007, decision by Minutes placement of dredged material in 65.3 the U.S. District Court of Northern III. CEO Report acres open water for a net gain of California that DOE was in violation of IV. Committee Reports approximately 54.6 acres of new land in NEPA for its 2003 decision to issue a • MAG Committee the consolidated terminal. The new Finding of No Significant Impact • Program Committee terminal, which would be constructed (FONSI), and to conduct remediation of • Strategic Partnerships Committee over a 10-year time period, is intended the ETEC site, on the basis of an V. Impact of AmeriCorps Week and the to accommodate increasing cargo environmental assessment (EA) rather Longitudinal Study volumes being produced by the new than an EIS. Presentation by Millicent Williams, generation of larger container vessels, Executive Director, Serve DC and DOE recognizes the need to follow the and would include four deep-water NEPA process and will evaluate the Sally Prouty, President and CEO of berths, a container terminal yard, and an The Corps Network range of reasonable alternatives for intermodal rail yard. remediation of SSFL Area IV. DOE will VI. Public Comments FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: evaluate alternatives for disposition of Accomodations: Anyone who needs Comments and questions regarding radiological facilities and support an interpreter or other accommodation scoping of the Draft EIS/EIR may be buildings, remediation of the affected should notify the Corporation’s contact addressed to: U.S. Army Corps of environment, and disposal of all person by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 19, Engineers, Los Angeles District, resulting waste at existing, approved 2008. Regulatory Branch, ATTN: File Number sites. DOE will consider the cumulative FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa 2004–01053–AOA, P.O. Box 532711, impacts from exposure to chemical and Guccione, Office of the CEO, Los Angeles, California 90053–2325. radiological constituents in SSFL Area Corporation for National and Comments or questions can also be sent IV from future land uses. Community Service, 10th Floor, Room to Stacey Crouch, Port of Long Beach, DOE invites public comment on the 10207, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., P.O. Box 570, Long Beach, CA 90801– scope of this EIS during a scoping Washington, DC 20525. Phone (202) 0570. Phone messages or questions period that will end August 14, 2008. 606–6637. Fax (202) 606–3460. TDD: should be directed to Antal Szijj at 805– During this period, DOE officials will (202) 606–3472. E-mail: 585–2147. conduct public scoping meetings in the Dated: April 29, 2008. region surrounding the SSFL and in Dated: May 13, 2008. Mark Durham, Sacramento, California, to provide the Frank R. Trinity, Acting Chief, Regulatory Division, Los public and other stakeholders with an General Counsel. Angeles District, Corps of Engineers. opportunity to comment on the scope of [FR Doc. 08–1269 Filed 5–13–08; 4:33 pm] [FR Doc. E8–10908 Filed 5–15–08; 8:45 am] the EIS. DOE recognizes the value of the BILLING CODE 6050–$$–P BILLING CODE 3710–KF–P public’s perspectives, and will inform, involve, and interact with the public during all phases of the EIS process. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DOE is issuing this Notice of Intent (NOI) in order to inform and request Department of the Army, Corps of Notice of Intent To Prepare an comments and assistance from Federal Engineers Environmental Impact Statement for and state agencies, state and local Remediation of Area IV of the Santa governments, Tribal Nations, natural Notice of Availability for the Draft Susana Field Laboratory and Conduct resource trustees, the general public, Environmental Impact Statement/ Public Scoping Meetings and other interested parties on the Environmental Impact Report for the appropriate scope of the EIS, Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project AGENCY: Office of Environmental alternatives, environmental issues, and of the Port of Long Beach, Los Management, Department of Energy. the environmental impacts related to Angeles County, CA ACTION: Notice of Intent To Prepare an DOE’s remediation activities for SSFL Environmental Impact Statement and Area IV. DOE invites those agencies AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Conduct Public Scoping Meetings. with jurisdiction by law or special Los Angeles District, DoD. SUMMARY: The Department of Energy expertise to be cooperating agencies. ACTION: Notice of Availability (NOA). (DOE) announces its intent to prepare DATES: The public scoping period starts SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of an Environmental Impact Statement May 16, 2008 and will continue until Engineers, Los Angeles District (Corps) (EIS) and conduct public scoping August 14, 2008. DOE will consider all sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES in coordination with the Port of Long meetings under the National comments received or postmarked by Beach has completed a Draft Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for August 14, 2008, in defining the scope Environmental Impact Statement/ remediation of Area IV of the Santa of this EIS. Comments received or Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL Area IV). postmarked after that date will be for the Middle Harbor Redevelopment The SSFL, approximately 2,852 acres in considered to the extent practicable. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:18 May 15, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:FRFM16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1
  2. 2. 28438 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 96 / Friday, May 16, 2008 / Notices ADDRESSES: Public scoping meetings • Woodland Hills, California: Platt in some of the reactor coolant channels will be held to provide the public with Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd., resulting in the partial melting of the an opportunity to present comments on (818) 340–9386; and fuel cladding in 13 of the 43 reactor fuel the scope of the EIS and to learn more • Northridge, California: California assemblies. Radioactive gases from the about the proposed action from DOE State University Northridge Oviatt accident were contained within the officials. Public scoping meetings will be Library, 2nd Floor, Room 265, (818) facility. Over a period of two months, held at the following locations on the 677–2285. the gases were vented and released to following days and times: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: the atmosphere. The controlled releases • Simi Valley, California: Grand Vista Background were always below those levels allowed Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way, July 22, by requirements in existence both then 2008, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to SSFL, located on approximately 2,852 and today. Following cleanup, the 9:30 p.m.; acres in the hills between Chatsworth facility was refueled, brought back • Northridge, California: World and Simi Valley, CA, was developed as online, and operated until February Vision Church, 19514 Rinaldi Street, a remote site to test rocket engines and 1964. All SSFL reactor operations ended July 23, 2008, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6:30 conduct nuclear research. The Atomics in 1980 and nuclear research work was p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; and International Unit of Rockwell completed in 1988. Cleanup of ETEC International’s Canoga Park-based began in the 1960s and was performed • Sacramento, California: Sacramento Rocketdyne Division began testing in in an ongoing manner as unnecessary Central Library, 828 I Street, July 24, 1947. An estimated 17,000 open-air facilities were decommissioned. 2008, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to rocket tests that supported the space In March 2003, DOE issued an 9:30 p.m. program were conducted at the site. In Environmental Assessment for Cleanup Written comments on the scope of the 1996, Rockwell International sold its and Closure of the Energy Technology EIS should be sent to: Ms. Stephanie aerospace and defense business, Engineering Center, DOE/EA–1345. Jennings, NEPA Document Manager, including the SSFL, to The Boeing Based on the results of the EA, DOE U.S. Department of Energy, P.O. Box Company (Boeing). determined that an EIS was not required 10300, Canoga Park, CA 91309, Express SSFL is divided into four and issued a FONSI in March 2003. Mail Delivery Address: 5800 Woolsey administrative areas, Areas I, II, III, and Comments on the Environmental Canyon Road, Canoga Park, CA 91304, IV, and two undeveloped land areas. Assessment were received by DOE from telephone number: 818–466–8162, fax: Area I consists of about 713 acres, Federal and State agencies, elected 818–466–8730, or e-mail to including 671 acres that are owned and officials, and from local community (use operated by Boeing and 42 acres that are members. The comments addressed the ‘‘Scoping comments’’ for the subject). owned by the National Aeronautics and following concerns: All comments whether offered in Space Administration (NASA) and U.S. Environmental Protection person at the scoping meeting, or in operated for it by Boeing. Area II Agency, Region 9 (EPA) said that the EA writing as described above will be consists of about 410 acres that are did not clearly identify the decisions considered. owned by NASA and operated for it by that were to be made, how those Boeing. Area III consists of about 114 decisions related to each other, or how FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To acres that are owned and operated by or when the decisions would be made. request further information about this Boeing. Area IV consists of about 290 EPA also expressed concern that the EIS or about the public scoping acres that are owned by Boeing, a conclusions reached by DOE in the EA activities, or to be placed on the EIS were based upon inadequate standards portion of which it operated for the distribution list, use any of the methods and information. EPA stated: ‘‘* * * DOE. Boeing also owns a contiguous (mail, express mail, fax, telephone, or e- that the [Comprehensive Environmental undeveloped land area of 1,143 acres to mail) listed under ADDRESSES above. For Response, Compensation and Liability the south and a contiguous undeveloped general information concerning the DOE land area of 182 acres to the north. Act (CERCLA)] process should be used NEPA process, contact Carol Borgstrom, Starting in the mid-1950s, the Atomic to evaluate and select a cleanup Director, Office of NEPA Policy and Energy Commission (AEC), a alternative.’’ Compliance (GC–20), U.S. Department predecessor agency of DOE, funded EPA and the State of California of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, nuclear energy research on a 90-acre Department of Toxic Substances Control SW., Washington, DC 20585–0119, e- parcel of SSFL Area IV leased from (DTSC) criticized the Rocketdyne survey mail to:, Rocketdyne. ETEC was established by of radiological contamination, which telephone: 202–586–4600, leave a the AEC on this parcel in the early the EA relied upon, as being insufficient message at 1–800–472–2756, or fax: 1960s as a ‘‘center of excellence’’ for for not addressing multiple exposures to 202–586–7031. liquid metals technology. radiological contamination, This NOI will be available on the A total of 10 small reactors were built contamination through combinations of internet at: for various research activities over the radiological and chemical NEPA and at http:// years of operation. The most notable of contamination, and contamination from, click on the Area the reactors was the Sodium Reactor different radionuclides. They also IV EIS link on the toolbar. Further Experiment (SRE). SRE was an expressed concern that there was no information about SSFL Area IV can be experimental development-stage plan to examine SSFL Area IV beyond found at and sodium-cooled nuclear reactor that the 90 acres of ETEC, that groundwater click on the SSFL Area IV EIS link in operated from April 1957 to February contamination was not addressed, and the toolbar. 1964 at the SSFL. SRE was the first that there was a failure to address past Reading rooms with information commercial nuclear power plant to releases of contamination. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES about the SSFL Area IV are available to provide electricity to the public The City of Los Angeles and local the public and are located in: (powering the City of Moorpark in community members expressed concern • Simi Valley, California: Simi Valley 1957). An accident occurred at the SRE that DOE did not adequately consider Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, (805) in July 1959 when there was an the effects of releases and remediation 526–1735; accidental blockage of sodium coolant on the surrounding communities. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:18 May 15, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:FRFM16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1
  3. 3. Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 96 / Friday, May 16, 2008 / Notices 28439 Senator Barbara Boxer expressed section 25187. This Order requires the under CERCLA. Consequently, EPA sent concern with proposed waste disposal respondents to clean up all chemically- a letter dated December 6, 2007, to the methods and with the intention to leave contaminated soils at SSFL by 2017 or Governor of California requesting his a substantial amount of radioactive soil earlier, provides the option for DTSC to concurrence in the listing. In response, in place. The Committee to Bridge the require additional work to be conducted the California Environmental Protection Gap criticized DOE for assuming the site offsite of SSFL Area IV to assess air, Agency, in a letter dated January 15, would be suitable in the future for soil, and water contamination and 2008, asked that EPA defer for six residential development. Local requires the preparation of an months the decision regarding whether community members were concerned Environmental Impact Report (EIR), to propose listing for this site. EPA with what DOE proposed as an pursuant to the California Region 9 agreed to defer listing SSFL acceptable rate of increased cancer risk. Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). until July 2008. DOE is now preparing an SSFL Area DTSC may use information in the EIS in As part of the FY 2008 appropriations, IV EIS in response to the U.S. District its preparation of the EIR. Congress mandated that DOE shall use Court of Northern California’s May 2, DOE issued an Advance Notice of a portion of the funding for ETEC to 2007, ruling in the case Natural Intent (ANOI), 72 FR 58834 (October 17, enter into an interagency agreement Resources Defense Council v. 2007), to prepare an EIS for SSFL Area (IAG) with EPA to conduct a joint Department of Energy Slip Op. 2007 WL IV and to conduct Public Involvement comprehensive radioactive site 2349288 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 15, 2007), Activities in order to inform and request characterization of Area IV and ensure which held that DOE’s decision to issue early comments and assistance. Informal that all aspects of the cleanup of the a FONSI and conduct cleanup and discussions resulting from publication radioactive contamination comply fully closure on the basis of DOE/EA–1345 of the ANOI with both members of the with CERCLA. DOE and EPA are was in violation of NEPA. The Court public and other stakeholders aided in negotiating the terms of the IAG, and the ordered DOE to prepare an EIS for SSFL the development of this NOI. associated scope of the site Area IV in accordance with NEPA. The DOE has conducted interviews with characterization. Court further prevented the DOE from interested parties. The purpose of these DOE is collecting updated transferring ownership or possession, or interviews was to learn about concerns information that it will incorporate into otherwise relinquishing control over with the proposed remediation of SSFL the EIS analysis. A data gap analysis any portion of SSFL Area IV, until DOE Area IV as well as the public’s was conducted to evaluate the usability completes the EIS and issues a Record preferences for being involved during and acceptability of existing data, and to of Decision pursuant to NEPA. In the development of the EIS. This broad identify any additional data that may be response to requests from DTSC and the cross section of individuals includes needed to support the EIS. Results of the California Congressional delegation, neighbors of the SSFL, individuals who data gaps analysis will be shared with DOE suspended the physical demolition have been active in previous SSFL interested parties in June 2008, and will and removal activities for the remaining actions, former employees, elected and also be made available on the Web site facilities at ETEC, except for those appointed local, state, and Federal (, click on activities necessary to maintain the site officials, representatives of local and Area IV EIS in the toolbar) . A follow- in a safe and stable configuration. DOE national environmental groups, on field analysis and sampling plan will will continue surveillance, members of local neighborhood be developed and will also be shared maintenance, and environmental associations, organizations, and the with interested parties in August 2008. monitoring, including soil and business community. This sampling of a Dates, locations and times for these groundwater characterization required wide range of perspectives is enhancing workshops on the draft gap analysis and under the Resource Conservation and the development of future public availability of the subsequent draft Recovery Act (RCRA), the California involvement activities. The report of sampling and analysis plans will be Health and Safety Code section 25187, these interviews and associated announced through the site mailing list, and DOE Orders, while it prepares the recommendations for improvements in the local media, and on the Web site. EIS. public involvement activities will be The draft gap analysis, field analysis, In addition to the investigation and posted on the Web site listed in the FOR and sampling plans will all be available evaluation of individual soils FURTHER INFORMATION SECTION of this in the public reading rooms listed contamination areas under the NOI. above. Printed copies of documents may requirements of RCRA, DOE, Boeing and In October 2007, California Senate be obtained from Ms. Jennings at the NASA also are required to investigate Bill 990 (SB 990) was signed into law. location listed in the above ADDRESSES and evaluate the groundwater for SB 990 requires the DTSC to certify that section. development of potential cleanup or the SSFL has been completely interim actions. The EIS will address remediated so that the cumulative risk Purpose and Need for Agency Action groundwater contamination and of exposure from residual chemical and DOE needs to complete remediation contributors to the contamination radiological contamination does not of SSFL Area IV to comply with related to Area IV. All prior and exceed a risk range premised on future applicable requirements and for currently planned interim corrective land use of either suburban or rural radiological and hazardous action activities under the DTSC residential. Until this certification is contaminants. administered Consent Order are located completed, the land at SSFL cannot be outside of Area IV and will be evaluated transferred or sold. Alternatives to determine if any impact on the In December 2007, the EPA In the EIS, DOE will describe the groundwater plumes within Area IV announced the results of a Hazard statutory and regulatory requirements exist. Ranking Survey it had conducted at for each remediation alternative and sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES In August 2007, DTSC issued a RCRA SSFL beginning in Spring 2007. whether legislation or regulatory Consent Order to DOE, NASA, and Although EPA could not reveal the final modifications may be needed to Boeing (as respondents) pursuant to its score, EPA indicated that the score implement the alternative under authority over hazardous waste under exceeded the threshold for listing SSFL consideration. The EIS will present the the California Health and Safety Code on the National Priority List for cleanup health and environmental consequences VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:18 May 15, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:FRFM16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1
  4. 4. 28440 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 96 / Friday, May 16, 2008 / Notices of the alternatives in comparative form analysis in the SSFL Area IV EIS. This of the ANOI with both members of the to provide a clear basis for informed list is presented to facilitate comment public and other stakeholders aided in decision making. In summary, DOE during the public involvement activities the development of this NOI. proposes to evaluate the alternatives on the scope of the EIS. These impacts DOE is issuing the NOI, pursuant to listed below: include: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 10 CFR 1021.311, in • Alternative 1: No Action—This • Potential health and safety impacts order to inform and request comments alternative involves the cessation of all to the general population, and to and assistance from Federal and state DOE management and oversight of SSFL workers, and to the environment from agencies, state and local governments, Area IV. The buildings would remain radiological and non-radiological natural resource trustees, the general and would not be monitored or releases; public, and other interested parties on maintained. Unmitigated natural • Potential transportation impacts the scope of the EIS, environmental processes, including erosion, from the shipment of radiological and issues, alternatives to be analyzed, and groundwater transport of contamination non-radiological wastes to disposal the potential environmental impacts and concrete degradation, would be sites; related to DOE’s potential activities at assumed to occur. The purposes of • Potential impacts from accidents this site. The NOI is also being issued evaluating this alternative are to that might occur (e.g., accidents to notify the public and other establish the baseline against which the associated with removal and stakeholders of the scoping meetings to environmental impacts from all other transportation of contaminated media); be held as described. In addition, DOE alternatives are compared and to justify • Potential impacts from intentional will provide progress updates to the the proposed action. NEPA regulations destructive acts; public and other stakeholders require analysis of a no action • Land use impacts; throughout all phases of the EIS process. alternative. • Socioeconomic impacts; DOE will consult with appropriate • Alternative 2: No further cleanup or • Impacts to ecological resources Federal and state agencies regarding the disposition of buildings and no (endangered and protected species environmental and regulatory issues remediation of contaminated media at [Braunton’s milk-vetch, Santa Susana germane to the proposed remediation SSFL Area IV—DOE would continue tarplant, Southern California black alternatives for analysis in the EIS and environmental monitoring and maintain walnut, Mariposa lily, Coast Horned the environmental issues to be analyzed. security of SSFL Area IV. Lizard], floodplain and wetlands); DOE invites those agencies with • Alternative 3: Onsite Containment • Cultural, historical and jurisdiction by law or special expertise at SSFL Area IV—Containment onsite of paleontological resources impacts; to be cooperating agencies. buildings, wastes, radiological and • Irretrievable and irreversible Public scoping meetings will be held chemical contaminants, aligned with commitment of resources; at the locations and times listed in the potential future land use scenarios • Potential disproportionately high ADDRESSES section of this Notice. including, but not limited to, and adverse effects on low-income and DOE will designate a presiding officer agricultural, residential, and open minority populations (environmental for the scoping meetings. At the opening space. justice); and of each meeting, the presiding officer • Alternative 4: Offsite Disposal of • Cumulative impacts from will announce procedures necessary for SSFL Area IV Materials—Demolition of radiological and non-radiological the conduct of the meeting. At the buildings, removal of contaminated contamination both onsite and offsite of beginning of the scoping meetings, a media aligned with potential future land SSFL Area IV, and from both brief presentation by DOE officials will use scenarios including, but not limited radiological and non-radiological be given explaining DOE’s proposed to, agricultural, residential, and open contaminants. approach to alternatives, issues to be space. Transportation of non- addressed, and impacts that will be Preliminary Identification of Issues analyzed in the EIS. This presentation radiological wastes to approved disposal or treatment facilities and radiological The following issues have been will be followed by a question and wastes to an approved out-of-state tentatively identified for consideration answer session. Following the question disposal facility. in the EIS. This list is not intended to and answer session, the public will be • Alternative 5: Combination On-Site/ be all-inclusive, but is presented to given the opportunity to provide Off-Site Disposal Alternative for SSFL facilitate public comment during the comments orally. This part of the Area IV—Demolition of buildings, on- public scoping period: scoping meetings will not be conducted site containment of contaminated media • Best methods to obtain accurate as an evidentiary hearing, and there will aligned with potential future land use information on radiological and be no questioning or cross-examination scenarios including, but not limited to, hazardous contamination; of the speakers. DOE personnel, agricultural, residential, and open • Compliance with applicable however, may ask for clarifications to space. Transportation of non- Federal, state and local requirements; ensure that they fully understand the radiological wastes from building • Long-term stewardship and comments and suggestions. The demolition to approved disposal or institutional controls; and presiding officer will establish the order treatment facilities and radiological • Mitigation measures to avoid or of the speakers, and will ensure that waste from building demolition to an mitigate potentially significant everyone who wishes to speak has a approved, out-of-state disposal facility. environmental impacts. chance to do so. Oral comments will be These preliminary alternatives will be limited in duration at the discretion of Scoping Process the presiding officer based on the refined and further developed as part of the scoping process through public and DOE issued an Advance Notice of number of commenters and the time Intent (ANOI), 72 FR 58834 (October 17, available. DOE is especially interested sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES other stakeholder input. 2007), to prepare an EIS for SSFL Area in learning from the public any Preliminary Environmental Impacts for IV and to conduct public involvement additional issues or alternatives that Analysis activities in order to inform and request should be considered. Comment cards DOE has tentatively identified the early comments and assistance. Informal will also be available for those who following environmental impacts for discussions resulting from publication would prefer to submit written VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:18 May 15, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:FRFM16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1
  5. 5. Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 96 / Friday, May 16, 2008 / Notices 28441 comments. Persons who wish to speak 11:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 3 p.m. Issued at Washington, DC on May 12, 2008. may sign up to speak before each to 3:15 p.m. Rachel Samuel, meeting at the reception desk. Oral and These times are subject to change; Deputy Committee Management Officer. written comments will be considered please contact the Federal Coordinator [FR Doc. E8–11006 Filed 5–15–08; 8:45 am] equally in the preparation of the EIS. (below) for confirmation of times prior BILLING CODE 6450–01–P See the ADDRESSES section of this Notice to the meeting. for the times and locations of these meetings. ADDRESSES: AmeriTel Inn, 645 Lindsay DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DOE will make transcripts of the Boulevard, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402. scoping meetings and other FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Energy Regulatory environmental and SSFL Area IV related Robert L. Pence, Federal Coordinator, Commission materials available for public review in Department of Energy, Idaho Operations [Project No. 12551–001] the reading rooms listed in the FOR Office, 1955 Fremont Avenue, MS– FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT [section 1203, Idaho Falls, ID 83415. Phone (208) Salvatore and Michelle Shifrin; Notice of this Notice]. This information will 526–6518; Fax (208) 526–8789 or e-mail: of Application Accepted for Filing and also be available through the project or visit the Board’s Soliciting Motions To Intervene and web site at, Internet home page at: http:// Protests click on Area IV EIS in the toolbar. May 9, 2008. Draft EIS Schedule and Availability SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Take notice that the following DOE will provide a public comment Purpose of the Board: The purpose of hydroelectric application has been filed period of at least 45 days from the the Board is to make recommendations with the Commission and is available publication of the EPA’s Notice of to DOE in the areas of environmental for public inspection. Availability (NOA) of the Draft EIS in restoration, waste management, and a. Type of Application: Exemption the Federal Register and will hold at related activities. From Licensing. least one public hearing. DOE will b. Project No.: P–12551–001. Tentative Topics (agenda topics may c. Date Filed: January 25, 2008. separately announce in the Federal change up to the day of the meeting; Register and local media information on d. Applicant: Salvatore and Michelle please contact Robert L. Pence for the Shifrin. the public hearings schedule and most current agenda): e. Name of Project: Mansfield Hollow location. DOE expects to issue the Draft • Tour Cleanup Areas/Projects on the Hydro Power Project. EIS in early 2009. Comments on the Idaho National Laboratory (INL); f. Location: On the Natchaug River in Draft EIS will be considered and • Progress to Cleanup; Tolland County, Connecticut. The addressed in the Final EIS, which DOE project would occupy United States anticipates issuing in the fall 2010. DOE • Accelerated Decontaminating and land managed by the U.S. Army Corps will issue a Record of Decision no Decommissioning Plan; of Engineers. sooner than 30 days from EPA’s NOA of • Calcine—Nuclear Regulatory g. Filed Pursuant to: Public Utilities the Final EIS. Commission Licensing Update; Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, 16 Issued in Washington, DC, on May 13, • Integrated Waste Treatment Unit U.S.C. 2705, 2708. 2008. Project; h. Applicant Contact: Salvatore or Ines R. Triay, • Savannah River/INL Spent Fuel Michelle Shifrin, 78 Bricktop Road, Acting Assistant Secretary for Environmental Transfer. Windham, CT 06280, (860) 423–7709. Management. i. FERC Contact: Tom Dean, (202) Public Participation: The meeting is 502–6041. [FR Doc. E8–11033 Filed 5–15–08; 8:45 am] open to the public. Written statements j. Deadline for filing motions to BILLING CODE 6450–01–P may be filed with the Board either intervene and protests: 60 days from the before or after the meeting. Individuals issuance date of this notice. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY who wish to make oral presentations All documents (original and eight pertaining to agenda items should copies) should be filed with: Kimberly Environmental Management Site- contact Robert L. Pence at the address D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Specific Advisory Board, Idaho or telephone number listed above. The Regulatory Commission, 888 First National Laboratory request must be received five days prior Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. to the meeting and reasonable provision The Commission’s Rules of Practice AGENCY: Department of Energy. will be made to include the presentation require all intervenors filing documents ACTION: Notice of open meeting. in the agenda. The Deputy Designated with the Commission to serve a copy of Federal Officer is empowered to that document on each person on the SUMMARY: This notice announces a conduct the meeting in a fashion that official service list for the project. meeting of the Environmental will facilitate the orderly conduct of Further, if an intervenor files comments Management Site-Specific Advisory business. Individuals wishing to make or documents with the Commission Board (EM SSAB), Idaho National public comment will be provided a relating to the merits of an issue that Laboratory. The Federal Advisory maximum of five minutes to present may affect the responsibilities of a Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, as their comments. particular resource agency, they must amended) requires that public notice of Minutes: Minutes will be available by also serve a copy of the document on this meeting be announced in the writing or calling Robert L. Pence, that resource agency. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register. Federal Coordinator, at the address and Motions to intervene and protests may DATES: Thursday, May 29, 2008—8 phone number listed above. Minutes be filed electronically via the Internet in a.m.–5 p.m. will also be available at the following lieu of paper. The Commission strongly Opportunities for public participation Web site: encourages electronic filings. See 18 will be held Thursday, May 29, from meetings.html. 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