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GEIS and Waste Confidence Rule References: Chapter 1

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Table 1-1. List of NEPA Documents Used in Preparation of this Draft GEIS

Document Agency Date Availability
Final EIS for a Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada and its supplements DOE June 2008

Online at www.energy.gov

ML081750212(a)
Generic EISs
Final Generic EIS on Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities Supplement 1 Regarding the Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Reactors NRC November 2002 NUREG-0586(b)
Vol. 1 ML023500395
Spent Fuel Transportation Risk Assessment NRC May 2012 NUREG-2125(b) ML12125A218
Final Generic EIS on Handling and Storage of Spent Light Water Power Reactor Fuel NRC August 1979 NUREG-0575(b) ML022550127
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ISFSI Licensing
Environmental Assessment for 10 CFR Part 72 Licensing Requirements for the Independent Storage of Spent Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste NRC August 1984 NUREG-1092(b) ML091050510
Final EIS for the Construction and Operation of an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation on the Reservation of the Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians and Related Transportation Facility in Tooele County, Utah NRC December 2001 NUREG-1714(b) ML020150217
Environmental Assessment Related to the Construction and Operation of the H.B. Robinson Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation NRC March 1986 ML060200531(a)
Environmental Assessment for the Trojan Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation NRC November 1996 ML060410416(a)
Environmental Assessment for the License Renewal of the General Electric Morris Operation Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation in Morris, Illinois NRC November 2004 ML043360415(a)
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Construction and Operation of an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation to Store the Three Mile Island Unit 2 Spent Fuel at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory NRC March 1998 NUREG-1626(b)
ML123480202
Environmental Assessment Related to the Construction and Operation of the Oconee Nuclear Station Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation – Redacted NRC October 1988 ML123480209(a) (Redacted)
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Environmental Assessment Related to the Construction and Operation of the Calvert Cliffs Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation – Redacted NRC March 1991 ML123480177(a) (Redacted)
Environmental Assessment for Proposed Renewal of Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation NRC April 2012 ML121220084(a)
Environmental Assessment Related to the Construction and Operation of the Fort St. Vrain Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation NRC February 1991 ML123480181(a) (Redacted)
Environmental Assessment Related to the Construction and Operation of the Humboldt Bay Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation NRC October 2005 ML052430106
Notice of Issuance of Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Diablo Canyon Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation NRC October 2003 ML032970369
Environmental Assessment Related to the Construction and Operation of the Rancho Seco Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation NRC August 1994 ML123480187(a) (Redacted)
Environmental Assessment Related to the Construction and Operation of the North Anna Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation NRC March 1997 ML123480192(a) (Redacted)
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Reactor License Renewals
Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants, Revision 1 NRC May 2013 NUREG-1437(b)
Vol. 1 ML13106A241
Vol. 2 ML13106A242
Vol. 3 ML13106A244
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Wolf Creek Generating Station License Renewal NRC May 2008 NUREG-1437, Supplement 32(b)
New Reactor Licensing
Environmental Impact Statement for the Combined License (COL) for Enrico Fermi Unit 3 NRC January 2013

NUREG-2105(b)
Vol. 1 ML12307A172
Vol. 2 ML12307A176
Vol. 3 ML12307A177
Vol. 4 ML12347A202

Environmental Impact Statement for Combined Licenses (COLs) for South Texas Project Electric Generating Station Units 3 and 4 NRC February 2011

NUREG-1937(b)
Vol. 1 ML111290826
Vol. 2 ML11049A001

Environmental Impact Statement for the Combined License (COL) for Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Unit 3 NRC May 2011

NUREG-1936(b)
Vol. 1 ML11129A167
Vol. 2 ML11129A179

Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Combined Licenses (COLs) for William States Lee III Nuclear Station Units 1 and 2 NRC December 2011

NUREG-2111
Vol. 1 ML11343A010
Vol. 2 ML11343A011

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Previous Waste Confidence Rules and Decisions
Federal Register Notice – "Consideration of Environmental Impacts of Temporary Storage of Spent Fuel After Cessation of Reactor Operation; Waste Confidence Decision Update; Final Rules" NRC December 2010 75 FR 81037 ML103350175
Federal Register Notice – "Waste Confidence Decision Review: Status" NRC December 1999 64 FR 68005 ML003676331
Federal Register Notice – "Consideration of Environmental Impacts of Temporary Storage of Spent Fuel After Cessation of Reactor Operation; and Waste Confidence Decision Review; Final Rules" NRC September 1990 55 FR 38472 ML031700063
Federal Register Notice – "Waste Confidence Decision and Requirements for Licensee Actions Regarding the Disposition of Spent Fuel Upon Expiration of Reactor Operating Licenses; Final Rules" NRC August 1984 49 FR 34658 ML033000242
(a) ADAMS can be accessed online.  Accession numbers are provided for EAs.
(b) NUREGs can be found online at the NRC's website.

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10 CFR Part 2.  Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Energy, Part 2, "Agency Rules of Practice and Procedure." Washington, D.C.

10 CFR Part 50.  Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Energy, Part 50, "Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities."  Washington, D.C.

10 CFR Part 51.  Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Energy, Part 51, "Environmental Protection Regulations for Domestic Licensing and Related Regulatory Functions."  Washington, D.C.

10 CFR Part 52.  Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Energy, Part 52, "Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants."  Washington, D.C.

10 CFR Part 72.  Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Energy, Part 72, "Licensing Requirements for the Independent Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level Radioactive Waste, and Reactor-Related Greater Than Class C Waste."  Washington, D.C.

40 CFR Parts 1500 through 1508.  Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40, Protection of Environment, Parts 1500 "Purpose, Policy, and Mandate" through 1508 "Terminology and Index."  Washington, D.C.

42 FR 34391.  July 5, 1977.  "Denial of Petition for Rulemaking."  Federal Register, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.  (Not available electronically)

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44 FR 61372.  October 25, 1979.  "Storage and Disposal of Nuclear Waste."  Federal Register,   U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.  (Not available electronically)

49 FR 34658.  August 31, 1984.  "Waste Confidence Decision and Requirements for Licensee Actions Regarding the Disposition of Spent Fuel Upon Expiration of Reactor Operating Licenses; Final Rules."  Federal Register, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.

49 FR 34688.  August 31, 1984.  "Waste Confidence Decision."  Federal Register, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.

55 FR 38472.  September 18, 1990.  "Consideration of Environmental Impacts of Temporary Storage of Spent Fuel After Cessation of Reactor Operation; and Waste Confidence Decision Review; Final Rules."  Federal Register, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.

55 FR 38474.  September 18, 1990.  "Waste Confidence Decision Review."  Federal Register, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.

64 FR 68005.  December 6, 1999.  "Waste Confidence Decision Review: Status." Federal Register, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.

74 FR 66589.  December 16, 2009.  "10 CFR 72 and 73."  Federal Register, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.

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75 FR 81037.  December 23, 2010.  "Consideration of Environmental Impacts of Temporary Storage of Spent Fuel After Cessation of Reactor Operation; Waste Confidence Decision Update; Final Rules."  Federal Register, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.

75 FR 81037.  December 23, 2010.  "Waste Confidence Decision Update."  Federal Register,  U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.

77 FR 65137.  October 25, 2012.  "Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Consideration of Environmental Impacts of Temporary Storage of Spent Fuel After Cessation of Reactor Operation."  Federal Register, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.

Administrative Procedures Act. 5 USC 500, et seq.

Atomic Energy Act of 1954. (NUREG-0980) 42 USC 2011, et seq.

Congressional Review Act.  5 USC 801–808.

DOE (U.S. Department of Energy). 1997.  Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Disposal Phase Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.  DOE/EIS-0026-S-2. Carlsbad, New Mexico.

DOE (U.S. Department of Energy). 2000.  Savannah River Site Long Range Comprehensive Plan.  PIT-MISC-0041. Washington, D.C.

DOE (U.S. Department of Energy). 2002.  Savannah River Site High-Level Waste Tank Closure Final Environmental Impact Statement.  DOE/EIS-0303. Aiken, South Carolina.

DOE (U.S. Department of Energy).  2008.  Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for a Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada.  DOE EIS-0250F–S1, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Las Vegas, Nevada.

DOE (U.S. Department of Energy).  2013.  Strategy for the Management and Disposal of Used Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste. Washington, D.C.

ELI (Environmental Law Institute). 1995.  Institutional Controls in Use:  A Report by the Environmental Law Institute to the Environmental Protection Agency. Washington, D.C. (Fee may be charged). 

Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, as amended.  42 USC 5801.

EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). 2011.  Recommended Evaluation of Institutional Controls: Supplement to the 'Comprehensive Five-Year Review Guidance'.  OSWER Directive 9355.7-18. Washington, D.C.

EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). 2012. Institutional Controls: A Guide to Preparing Institutional Controls Implementation and Assurance Plans at Contaminated Sites, OSWER Directive 9200.0-77, EPA-540-R-09-002. Washington, D.C.

Freedom of Information Act.  5 USC 552.

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Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976.  5 USC 552b.

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 .  USC 4321-4347.

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) v. U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)*. 1978. 582 F. 2d 166, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission).  1984.  Environmental Assessment for 10 CFR Part 72 "Licensing Requirements for the Independent Spent Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste."  NUREG-1092, Washington, D.C.

NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission).  1997.  Generic Environmental Impact Statement in Support of Rulemaking on Radiological Criteria for License Termination of NRC-Licensed Nuclear Facilities: Final Report.  NUREG-1497, Volume 1, Washington, D.C.

NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission).  2000.  Letter from William Kane, NRC, to Ivan Itkin, DOE dated February 22, 2000, regarding "NRC's Comments on the U.S. DOE's Environmental Impact Statement for a Geologic Repository for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste at Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada."  Washington, D.C.

NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission).  2001.  Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Construction and Operation of an Independent Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Installation on the Reservation of the Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians and Related Transportation Facility in Tooele County, UtahNUREG-1714, Volumes 1 and 2, Washington, D.C.

NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission).  2002.  Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities Supplement 1 Regarding the Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Reactors Main Report.  NUREG-0586, Supplement 1, Volume 1, Washington, D.C.

NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission).  2003.  Environmental Review Guidance for Licensing Actions Associated with NMSS Programs: Final Report.  NUREG-1748, Washington, D.C.

NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission).  2012a. Memorandum and Order dated August 7, 2012, regarding "Petition to Suspend Final Decision on All Pending Reactor Licensing Proceedings." Commission Order CLI-12-16, Washington, D.C.

NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission).  2012b.  Memorandum from R.W. Borchardt to A.L. Vietti-Cook dated September 6, 2012 regarding "Staff Requirements – COMSECY-12-0016 – Approach for Addressing Policy Issues Resulting from Court Decision to Vacate Waste Confidence Decision and Rule." Washington, D.C.

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NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission).  2012c.  Program Plans for Tier 3 Recommendations.  SECY-12-0095, Washington, D.C. (SECY); (Enclosure 1); (Enclosure 2); and (Enclosure 3).

NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission).  2012d.  Summary of Public Scoping Meetings for Environmental Impact Statement to Support Waste Confidence Rulemaking.  Washington, D.C.

NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission).  2012e.  Summary of Public Scoping Webinars for the Environmental Impact Statement to Support the Waste Confidence Rulemaking.  Washington, D.C.

NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission).  2013a.  Scoping Summary ReportWashington, D.C.

NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission).  2013b.  Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants.  NUREG-1437, Revision 1, Washington, D.C.

Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982. 42 USC 10101, et seq.

Privacy Act of 1974. 5 USC 552a.

Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1981. 5 USC 601-612.

State of Minnesota v. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)*. 1979. Nos. 78-1269 and 78-2032, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

State of New York, et al. v. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)*. 2012. No. 11-1045, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

USACE (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers). 2000.  Establishing and Maintaining Institutional Controls for Ordinance and Explosives (OE) Projects.  EP 1110-1-24.  Washington, D.C.

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