Federal Register: November 9, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 217)
DOCID: FR Doc E6-19023
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
ACTION: Environmental statements; notice of intent:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of public comment period extension and additional public meeting.
Extension of Public Comment Period and Additional Public Meeting for the Supplement to the Final Environmental Impact Statement for a Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High- Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, NV
DATES: The additional public meeting in Reno, Nevada will be held on November 27, 2006, from 4 to 7 p.m. The addresses for this and all other public scoping meetings are provided below under Public Scoping Meetings. The public comment period is extended through December 12, 2006. Comments received after this date will be considered to the extent practicable.
On October 13, 2006, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Notice of Intent (71 FR 60490) to prepare a Supplement to the ``Final Environmental Impact Statement for a Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and HighLevel Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada'' (DOE/EIS0250F, February 2002), and announced a 45day public comment period ending on November 27, 2006. Based on input from the public, DOE is now announcing an additional public meeting in Reno, Nevada. The public comment period also is being extended through December 12, 2006. Additionally, DOE has posted graphical representations of the transport, aging and disposal canister on the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Web site located at http://www.ocrwm.doe.gov under the caption, What's New.
Yucca Mountain, NV; spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste disposal; geologic repository,
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
For general information regarding the DOE National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process contact: Ms. Carol M. Borgstrom, Director, Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20585, telephone 2025864600, or leave a message at 18004722756. Public Scoping Meetings
DOE has scheduled public scoping meetings on the Supplement to the
Yucca Mountain EIS. In order to facilitate input from the public,
comments will also be accepted on the Supplemental Yucca Mountain Rail
Corridor and Rail Alignment EIS at these meetings. DOE will have
representatives responsible for preparation of both EISs at each of the following meetings to accept comments on either document:
The Notice of Intent published on October 13, 2006 (71 FR 60490), provided an incorrect phone number for the Pahrump Yucca Mountain Information Center. The correct phone number is (775) 7515817.
Issued in Washington, DC, November 3, 2006.
David R. Hill,
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