Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for License Amendment for PPD, Inc.'s (formerly PPD Development and PPD Pharmaco) Facility in Richmond, VA, 33209-33210 [05-11217]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 7, 2005 / Notices crime related to controlled substances. However, it is noted the investigation has been provided to Federal authorities for possible initiation of criminal charges. With respect to factor five, other conduct that may threaten the public health and safety, Respondent’s actions discussed above are also relevant under this factor. The Deputy Administrator is particularly troubled by Dr. Smith’s efforts to enrich himself at the expense of the public health and safety. Not only has a large quantity of controlled substances been diverted over an extensive period of time as a result of his illegal activities, at least one patient has died of a drug overdose after taken medications prescribed by Dr. Smith. The exact degree of suffering and costs, both social and economic, stemming from Dr. Smith’s activities will never be known. 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Dated: May 25, 2005. Michele M. Leonhart, Deputy Administrator. [FR Doc. 05–11250 Filed 6–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–09–M VerDate jul<14>2003 20:54 Jun 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 030–33656] Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for License Amendment for PPD, Inc.’s (formerly PPD Development and PPD Pharmaco) Facility in Richmond, VA Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: John Nicholson, Commercial and R&D Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Region I, 475 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 19406, telephone (610) 337–5236, fax (610) 337–5269; or by e-mail: jjn@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Introduction The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a license amendment to PPD, Inc. for Materials License No. 45– 25314–01, to authorize release of its facility in Richmond, Virginia for unrestricted use. NRC has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) in support of this action in accordance with the requirements of 10 CFR part 51. Based on the EA, the NRC has concluded that a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is appropriate. The amendment will be issued following the publication of this notice. II. EA Summary The purpose of the action is to authorize the release of the licensee’s Richmond, Virginia facility for unrestricted use. PPD, Inc. was authorized by NRC from November 23, 1994, to use radioactive materials for research and development purposes at the site. On November 18, 1997, PPD, Inc. requested that NRC release the facility for unrestricted use. PPD, Inc. has conducted surveys of the facility and provided information to the NRC to demonstrate that the site meets the license termination criteria in subpart E of 10 CFR part 20 for unrestricted use. The NRC staff has prepared an EA in support of the license amendment. The facility was remediated and surveyed prior to the licensee requesting the license amendment. The NRC staff has reviewed the information and final status survey submitted by PPD, Inc. Based on its review, the staff has determined that there are no additional remediation activities necessary to complete the proposed action. PO 00000 Frm 00155 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33209 Therefore, the staff considered the impact of the residual radioactivity at the facility and concluded that since the residual radioactivity meets the requirements in subpart E of 10 CFR part 20, a Finding of No Significant Impact is appropriate. III. Finding of No Significant Impact The staff has prepared the EA (summarized above) in support of the license amendment to release the facility for unrestricted use. The NRC staff has evaluated PPD, Inc.’s request and the results of the surveys and has concluded that the completed action complies with the criteria in subpart E of 10 CFR part 20. The staff has found that the radiological environmental impacts from the action are bounded by the impacts evaluated by NUREG–1496, Volumes 1–3, ‘‘Generic Environmental Impact Statement in Support of Rulemaking on Radiological Criteria for License Termination of NRC-Licensed Facilities’’ (ML042310492, ML042320379, and ML042330385). The staff also found that the non-radiological impacts are not significant. On the basis of the EA, the NRC has concluded that the environmental impacts from the action are expected to be insignificant and has determined not to prepare an environmental impact statement for the action. IV. Further Information Documents related to this action, including the application for the license amendment and supporting documentation, are available electronically at the NRC’s Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/adams.html. From this site, you can access the NRC’s Agencywide Document Access and Management System (ADAMS), which provides text and image files of NRC’s public documents. The ADAMS accession numbers for the documents related to this notice are: The Environmental Assessment [ML051510116], NRC Inspection Report No. 45–25314–01/98– 01 [ML050450536] and Final Radiological Survey Report for 2246C Dabney Circle dated October 1997 prepared by RSO, Inc., for PPD Pharmaco [ML050450524]. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, should contact the NRC PDR Reference staff by telephone at (800) 397–4209 or (301) 415–4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. Documents related to operations conducted under this license not specifically referenced in this notice may not be electronically available and/or may not be publicly available. E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1 33210 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 7, 2005 / Notices Persons who have an interest in reviewing these documents should submit a request to NRC under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Instructions for submitting a FOIA request can be found on the NRC’s Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ foia/foia-privacy.html. Dated in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania this 31st day of May, 2005. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. James P. Dwyer, Chief, Commercial and R&D Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Region I. [FR Doc. 05–11217 Filed 6–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETINGS: Nuclear Regulatory Commission. DATE: Weeks of June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 4, 11, 2005. PLACE: Commissioners’ Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. STATUS: Public and closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Week of June 6, 2005 There are no meetings scheduled for the week of June 6, 2005. Week of June 13, 2005—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the week of June 13, 2005. Week of June 20, 2005—Tentative Contact person for more information: Dave Gamberoni, (301) 415–1651. * * * * * The NRC Commission Meeting Schedule can be found on the Internet at: http://www.nrc.gov/what-we-do/ policy-making/schedule.html. * * * * * The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in these public meetings, or need this meeting notice or the transcript or other information from the public meetings in another format (e.g. braille, large print), please notify the NRC’s Disability Program Coordinator, August Spector, at 301–415–7080, TDD: 301–415–2100, or by e-mail at aks@nrc.gov. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. * * * * * This notice is distributed by mail to several hundred subscribers; if you no longer wish to receive it, or would like to be added to the distribution, please contact the Office of the Secretary, Washington, DC 20555 (301–415–1969). In addition, distribution of this meeting notice over the Internet system is available. If you are interested in receiving this Commission meeting schedule electronically, please send an electronic message to dkw@nrc.gov. Dated: June 2, 2005. Dave Gamberoni, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–11350 Filed 6–3–05; 9:41 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–M There are no meetings scheduled for the week of June 20, 2005. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Week of June 27, 2005—Tentative Tuesday, June 28, 2005. 9:30 a.m. Briefing on Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program (Public Meeting) (Contact: Corenthis Kelley, 301–415–7380). This meeting will be Webcast live at the Web address—http://www.nrc.gov. Wednesday, June 29, 2005. 9:30 a.m. Discussion of Security Issues (Closed—Ex. 1). Week of July 4, 2005—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the week of July 4, 2005. Week of July 11, 2005—Tentative There are no meetings scheduled for the week of July 11, 2005. * The schedule for Commission meetings is subject to change on short notice. To verify the status of meetings call (recording)—(301) 415–1292. VerDate jul<14>2003 20:54 Jun 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 Biweekly Notice; Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations Background Pursuant to section 189a.(2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (the Commission or NRC staff) is publishing this regular biweekly notice. The Act requires the Commission publish notice of any amendments issued, or proposed to be issued and grants the Commission the authority to issue and make immediately effective any amendment to an operating license upon a determination by the Commission that such amendment involves no significant hazards consideration, notwithstanding PO 00000 Frm 00156 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the pendency before the Commission of a request for a hearing from any person. This biweekly notice includes all notices of amendments issued, or proposed to be issued from May 13, 2005 to May 25, 2005. The last biweekly notice was published on May 24, 2005 (70 FR 29785). Notice of Consideration of Issuance of Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses, Proposed No Significant Hazards Consideration Determination, and Opportunity for a Hearing The Commission has made a proposed determination that the following amendment requests involve no significant hazards consideration. Under the Commission’s regulations in 10 CFR 50.92, this means that operation of the facility in accordance with the proposed amendment would not (1) involve a significant increase in the probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated; or (2) create the possibility of a new or different kind of accident from any accident previously evaluated; or (3) involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety. The basis for this proposed determination for each amendment request is shown below. The Commission is seeking public comments on this proposed determination. Any comments received within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice will be considered in making any final determination. Within 60 days after the date of publication of this notice, the licensee may file a request for a hearing with respect to issuance of the amendment to the subject facility operating license and any person whose interest may be affected by this proceeding and who wishes to participate as a party in the proceeding must file a written request for a hearing and a petition for leave to intervene. Normally, the Commission will not issue the amendment until the expiration of 60 days after the date of publication of this notice. The Commission may issue the license amendment before expiration of the 60day period provided that its final determination is that the amendment involves no significant hazards consideration. In addition, the Commission may issue the amendment prior to the expiration of the 30-day comment period should circumstances change during the 30-day comment period such that failure to act in a timely way would result, for example in derating or shutdown of the facility. Should the Commission take action prior to the expiration of either the comment period or the notice period, it E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 108 (Tuesday, June 7, 2005)]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 030-33656]


Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of 
No Significant Impact for License Amendment for PPD, Inc.'s (formerly 
PPD Development and PPD Pharmaco) Facility in Richmond, VA

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Nicholson, Commercial and R&D 
Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Region I, 475 Allendale 
Road, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 19406, telephone (610) 337-5236, 
fax (610) 337-5269; or by e-mail: jjn@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a license 
amendment to PPD, Inc. for Materials License No. 45-25314-01, to 
authorize release of its facility in Richmond, Virginia for 
unrestricted use. NRC has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) in 
support of this action in accordance with the requirements of 10 CFR 
part 51. Based on the EA, the NRC has concluded that a Finding of No 
Significant Impact (FONSI) is appropriate. The amendment will be issued 
following the publication of this notice.

II. EA Summary

    The purpose of the action is to authorize the release of the 
licensee's Richmond, Virginia facility for unrestricted use. PPD, Inc. 
was authorized by NRC from November 23, 1994, to use radioactive 
materials for research and development purposes at the site. On 
November 18, 1997, PPD, Inc. requested that NRC release the facility 
for unrestricted use. PPD, Inc. has conducted surveys of the facility 
and provided information to the NRC to demonstrate that the site meets 
the license termination criteria in subpart E of 10 CFR part 20 for 
unrestricted use.
    The NRC staff has prepared an EA in support of the license 
amendment. The facility was remediated and surveyed prior to the 
licensee requesting the license amendment. The NRC staff has reviewed 
the information and final status survey submitted by PPD, Inc. Based on 
its review, the staff has determined that there are no additional 
remediation activities necessary to complete the proposed action. 
Therefore, the staff considered the impact of the residual 
radioactivity at the facility and concluded that since the residual 
radioactivity meets the requirements in subpart E of 10 CFR part 20, a 
Finding of No Significant Impact is appropriate.

III. Finding of No Significant Impact

    The staff has prepared the EA (summarized above) in support of the 
license amendment to release the facility for unrestricted use. The NRC 
staff has evaluated PPD, Inc.'s request and the results of the surveys 
and has concluded that the completed action complies with the criteria 
in subpart E of 10 CFR part 20. The staff has found that the 
radiological environmental impacts from the action are bounded by the 
impacts evaluated by NUREG-1496, Volumes 1-3, ``Generic Environmental 
Impact Statement in Support of Rulemaking on Radiological Criteria for 
License Termination of NRC-Licensed Facilities'' (ML042310492, 
ML042320379, and ML042330385). The staff also found that the non-
radiological impacts are not significant. On the basis of the EA, the 
NRC has concluded that the environmental impacts from the action are 
expected to be insignificant and has determined not to prepare an 
environmental impact statement for the action.

IV. Further Information

    Documents related to this action, including the application for the 
license amendment and supporting documentation, are available 
electronically at the NRC's Electronic Reading Room at http://
www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this site, you can access the 
NRC's Agencywide Document Access and Management System (ADAMS), which 
provides text and image files of NRC's public documents. The ADAMS 
accession numbers for the documents related to this notice are: The 
Environmental Assessment [ML051510116], NRC Inspection Report No. 45-
25314-01/98-01 [ML050450536] and Final Radiological Survey Report for 
2246C Dabney Circle dated October 1997 prepared by RSO, Inc., for PPD 
Pharmaco [ML050450524]. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who 
encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, should 
contact the NRC PDR Reference staff by telephone at (800) 397-4209 or 
(301) 415-4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov.
    Documents related to operations conducted under this license not 
specifically referenced in this notice may not be electronically 
available and/or may not be publicly available.

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Persons who have an interest in reviewing these documents should submit 
a request to NRC under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). 
Instructions for submitting a FOIA request can be found on the NRC's 
Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/foia/foia-privacy.html.

    Dated in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania this 31st day of May, 
2005.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
James P. Dwyer,
Chief, Commercial and R&D Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, 
Region I.
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