Trip Report: Site Visit Regarding the Indiana Bat Summer Survey Plan For The Proposed Bell Bend Nuclear Power Plant Site

On May 8, 2013, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) held a site visit held at the Bell Bend Nuclear Power Plant site, near Berwick, Pennsylvania. Enclosure 1 provides a summary of the site visit. The purpose of the site visit was to work with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to finalize the Indiana Bat Summer Survey Plan in order for the applicant, PPL Bell Bend, LLC, to begin surveys in May or June 2013. The data collected in the survey will be used by the NRC and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to support the biological assessment for the project as required by the Endangered Species Act. Enclosure 2 contains the agenda for the site visit; Enclosure 3 contains an attendance sheet from the site visit; Enclosure 4 contains a revised survey locations map that reflected the changes discussed at the beginning of the site visit; and Enclosure 5 contains a revised survey locations map that reflected the changes that were discussed during the site visit.

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