Extension of comment period for Yucca Mountain
SUMMARY: On March 29, 2002 (67 FR 15257), and April 5, 2002 (67 FR
16490), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published for a
90-day public comment period the ``Yucca Mountain Review Plan, NUREG-
1804, Revision 2, Draft Report for Comment.'' The public comment period
was to have expired on June 27, 2002. The NRC conducted public meetings
on the draft review plan on May 21-23, 2002. During these meetings, NRC
received a request to extend the comment period by an additional 90
days and conduct additional public meetings on the draft review plan.
The requester cited not having received the document in a timely manner
as the reason for the extension request. The draft review plan provides
guidance to the NRC staff for evaluating a potential license
application for a geologic repository.
After careful consideration of the request, NRC has decided to
extend the public comment period for an additional 45 days. The
extended comment period will now expire on August 12, 2002. The NRC
believes that it has provided ample opportunity for interested
individuals to comment on the draft review plan and thus does not
intend to conduct additional public meetings at this time.
DATES: The public comment period has been extended and now expires on
August 12, 2002. Comments received after this date will be considered,
if it is practical to do so, but the Commission is able to assure
consideration only for comments received on or before this date.
ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to:
Michael T. Lesar
and Directives Branch, Division of Administrative Services, Office of
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Mail Stop T-6D59,
Washington, DC 20555-0001.
Deliver comments to 11545 Rockville Pike,
Rockville, Maryland, between 7:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., on Federal
Copies of any comments received and documents related to this
action may be examined at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint
North, Public File Area O1-F21, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville,
Maryland. Documents are also available electronically at NRC's Public
Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at www.nrc.gov/reading-
rm.html. From this site, the public can gain entry into NRC's Agency-
wide Documents Access and Management System, which provides text and
image files of NRC's public documents. For more information, contact
the NRC's Public Document Room Reference staff by telephone at (800)
397-4209, (301) 415-4737, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The document is also available at NRC's website at: www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/sr1804/. You may
also send comments electronically from this website by clicking on
comment form. If a hard copy is preferred, a free single copy of the
``Yucca Mountain Review Plan, NUREG-1804, Revision 2, Draft Report for
Comment,'' may be requested by writing to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory
Commission, ATTN: Reproduction and Distribution Services Branch,
Washington, DC 20555-0001; sending an e-mail to Distribution@nrc.gov;
or by sending a fax to (301) 415-2289. A copy of the ``Yucca Mountain
Review Plan, NUREG-1804, Revision 2, Draft Report for Comment,'' is
also available for inspection, and copying for a fee, in the NRC's
Public Document Room, One White Flint North, Public File Area O1-F21,
11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Jeffrey A. Ciocco
High-Level Waste Branch, Division of Waste Management, Office of Nuclear Material Safety
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Mail Stop T-7F3
Washington, DC 20555-0001
telephone (301) 415-6391
Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17th day of June 2002.
For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Janet R. Schlueter,
Chief, High-Level Waste Branch, Division of Waste Management, Office of
Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. 02-15682 Filed 6-20-02; 8:45 am]
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