NRC extension to March 19 for comments on draft Waste Confidence report.

— On Wed, 2/22/12, WCOutreach Resource wrote:

From: WCOutreach Resource
Subject: Extension to March 19 for comments on draft Waste Confidence report
To: “WCOutreach Resource”
Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 7:18 AM

The NRC received a letter on February 16 from eight public interest organizations requesting a 60-day extension on the comment period for the draft report entitled “Background and Preliminary Assumptions for an Environmental Impact Statement—Long-Term Waste Confidence Update.” The original deadline for comments on this report was February 17. The NRC will grant an additional 31 days, extending the deadline to Monday, March 19, 2012. Comments received after March 19 that cannot be considered for the final version of this report will be considered in the coming months as the staff continues to develop the scope of the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the long-term Waste Confidence update.

This report is only the first of several opportunities to provide input on the update. In 2013, the staff expects to begin the formal process under the National Environmental Policy Act to develop the EIS and will announce another specific opportunity to provide input on the EIS scope. In the meantime, however, any input may continue to be submitted through WCOutreach@nrc.gov.

The report is accessible in the NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) at Accession Number ML11340A141 and is also available at http://www.nrc.gov/waste/spent-fuel-storage/public-involvement.html.

Please submit comments to WCOutreach@nrc.gov. You may also send comments through the U.S mail to:

Christine Pineda, Project Manager

Mailstop EBB-2B2

Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Washington, DC 20555-0001

We look forward to receiving your input.

Sincerely,

Staff of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Waste Confidence Update Program

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