THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF STATE SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENTS FOR LICENSE RENEWAL OF
ENTERGY’S INDIAN POINT NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
Public and Interested Parties have until October 30, 2013 to Express Views
Albany, NY – Entergy has applied to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to renew their license to operate the Indian Point Nuclear Power Facility in Buchannan, NY, for a period of 20 years. The Department of State must review Entergy’s application and determine if continued operation of the facility complies with the enforceable policies of NYS’s Coastal Management Program. Should the Department of State find that the continued operation of the Indian Point Nuclear Facility does not comply, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is prohibited from renewing Entergy’s license.
The Department of State is seeking comments from the public regarding the consistency of the license renewal of the Indian Point Nuclear Power Facility with the coastal policies of the NYS Coastal Management Program.
Public Comment Period Deadline Extended: Public comments concerning the consistency of Entergy’s proposal to renew its license to operate its Indian Point facility for an additional 20 years must be received by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. Comments must be submitted to NYS Department of State Attn: Consistency Review Unit, One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, Suite 1010, Albany, NY 12231. When submitting comments, please reference file number F-2012-1028.
The coastal policies are available on our website at http://www.dos.ny.gov/communitieswaterfronts/pdfs/CoastalPolicies.pdf and the official public notice can be found in the August 28, 2013 issue of the NYS Register available online at http://docs.dos.ny.gov/info/register/2013/aug28/pdf/misc.pdf.