Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for License Amendment for Rio Algom Mining, LLC, 36663-36664 [E5-3291]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 121 / Friday, June 24, 2005 / Notices Dates: October 1, 2005 to April 1, 2010. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Nadene G. Kennedy, Permit Officer, Office of Polar Programs. [FR Doc. 05–12543 Filed 6–23–05; 8:45 am] [Docket No. 40–8905] BILLING CODE 7555–01–M Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for License Amendment for Rio Algom Mining, LLC NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION AGENCY: EarthScope Science and Education Advisory Committee Notice of Meeting In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92–463, as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following meeting. Name: EarthScope Science and Education Advisory Committee (#16638) Dates/Time: 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.–Tuesday, July 26, 2005. 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.–Wednesday, July 27, 2005. Place: Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology, Univ. of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557–0088. Type of Meeting: Open. Contact Person: Dr. Kaye Shedlock, Program Director, EarthScope Program, Division of Earth Sciences, Room 785, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, (703) 292–4693. Minutes: May be obtained from the contact person listed above. Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and recommendations concerning support for research, education and outreach in the EarthScope Program. Agenda: To provide advice on EarthScope Program measures of success, education and outreach plans, webpage development and other program issues. Dated: June 21, 2005. Susanne Bolton, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 05–12542 Filed 6–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–M Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of availability. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert A. Nelson, Chief, Uranium Processing Section, Fuel Cycle Facilities Branch, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Telephone: (301) 415–7298 fax number: (301) 415–5955; e-mail: ran@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an amendment to Materials License No. SUA–1475 issued to Rio Algom Mining, LLC (the licensee), to authorize the consolidating and transporting of materials associated with the lined evaporation ponds at its Ambrosia Lake facility near Grants, NM. NRC has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) in support of this amendment 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 proposed action is the relocation of the lined evaporation ponds (Section 4 Ponds and Pond 9) at the Ambrosia Lake facility. The action includes the consolidation and removal of byproduct material, transport of the material to the disposal site and disposal of material in accordance with NRC regulations. In a letter dated November 1, 2004, Rio Algom Mining, LLC (Rio Algom) 36663 submitted to the NRC, a Closure PlanLined Evaporation Ponds (Relocation Plan) for its Ambrosia Lake uranium mill facility. In a follow-up to the proposed plan, Rio Algom submitted, under letter dated January 28, 2005, a response to a request for additional information and a Revised Relocation Plan. Rio Algom requested that the Revised Relocation Plan be considered initially by NRC so that work can commence at the site. The staff has prepared the EA in support of the proposed license amendment. Staff considered impacts to the land surface, water, air, vegetation, public and worker health and safety, cultural resources, wildlife, and wildlife habitat. The staff found that the potential impacts of the proposed action are limited to the land surface and are temporary due to construction activities. The site Health, Safety and Environment Management System provides adequate assurances to control impacts to the environment. The proposed action will not result in adverse impacts to cultural and historic properties or impact any threatened or endangered species. The overall aesthetics of the area will improve. III. Finding of No Significant Impact On the basis of the EA, NRC has concluded that there are no significant environmental impacts from the proposed amendment and has determined not to prepare an environmental impact statement. IV. Further Information Documents related to this action, including the application for 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 as follows: Document ADAMS accession No. Rio Algom Mining LLC, ‘‘Closure Plan-Lined Evaporation Ponds’’ ......................................................................... Rio Algom Mining LLC, ‘‘Response to Request for Additional Information for Closure Plan—Lined Evaporation Ponds at Rio Algom Mining LLC’s Ambrosia Lake Facility’’ ............................................................................... U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Letter to J. Caverly ................................................................................................. State of New Mexico Environment Department Letter to G. Janosko .................................................................... Rio Algom Mining, LLC, ‘‘Response to Request for Additional Information Concerning Environmental Review’’ Environmental Assessment ..................................................................................................................................... ML050240058 11/1/04 ML050730258 ML042780480 ML051570252 ML051670429 ML051680226 1/28/05 9/20/04 4/22/05 6/15/05 6/17/05 VerDate jul<14>2003 19:06 Jun 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 Date 36664 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 121 / Friday, June 24, 2005 / Notices If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301– 415–4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. These documents may also be viewed electronically on the public computers located at the NRC’s PDR, O 1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The PDR reproduction contractor will copy documents for a fee. Dated at Rockville, MD this 17th day of June, 2005. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Robert A. Nelson, Chief, Uranium Processing Section, Fuel Cycle Facilities Branch, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. E5–3291 Filed 6–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET Acquisition Advisory Panel; Notification of Upcoming Meetings of the Acquisition Advisory Panel Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Office of Management and Budget announces a meeting of the Acquisition Advisory Panel (AAP or ‘‘Panel’’) established in accordance with the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003. DATES: A public meeting of the Panel will be held on July 12, 2005 beginning at 9 a.m. eastern time and ending no later than 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The July 12, 2005 meeting will be held at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Basement Auditorium, 801 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20434. The public is asked to pre-register one week in advance for the meeting due to security and seating limitations (see below for information on pre-registration). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Members of the public wishing further information concerning this meeting, the Acquisition Advisory Panel, or to pre-register for the meeting, should contact Ms. Laura Auletta, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), at: laura.auletta@gsa.gov, phone/voice mail (202) 208–7279, or mail at: General Services Administration, 1800 F. Street, NW., Room 4006, Washington, DC VerDate jul<14>2003 19:06 Jun 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 20405. 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The Panel also expects to hear from additional invited speakers from the public and private sectors who will address issues related to the Panel’s statutory charter. In addition to invited speakers, the Panel also invites oral public comments at this meeting and has reserved an estimated one hour for this purpose. Members of the public wishing to address the Panel during the meeting must contact Ms. Anne Terry, in writing, as soon as possible to reserve time (see contact information above). Additional time for oral public comments is expected at future public meetings to be announced in the Federal Register. (b) Availability of Materials for the Meetings: Please see the Acquisition Advisory Panel Web site for any available materials, including the draft agenda for this meeting which will be posted prior to the meeting (http:// www.acqnet.gov/aap). Questions/issues of particular interest to the Panel are also available to the public on this Web site. 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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 40-8905]


Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of 
No Significant Impact for License Amendment for Rio Algom Mining, LLC

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert A. Nelson, Chief, Uranium 
Processing Section, Fuel Cycle Facilities Branch, Division of Fuel 
Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and 
Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001. Telephone: (301) 415-7298 fax number: (301) 415-5955; e-mail: 
ran@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an amendment to 
Materials License No. SUA-1475 issued to Rio Algom Mining, LLC (the 
licensee), to authorize the consolidating and transporting of materials 
associated with the lined evaporation ponds at its Ambrosia Lake 
facility near Grants, NM. NRC has prepared an Environmental Assessment 
(EA) in support of this amendment 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 proposed action is the relocation of the lined evaporation 
ponds (Section 4 Ponds and Pond 9) at the Ambrosia Lake facility. The 
action includes the consolidation and removal of byproduct material, 
transport of the material to the disposal site and disposal of material 
in accordance with NRC regulations.
    In a letter dated November 1, 2004, Rio Algom Mining, LLC (Rio 
Algom) submitted to the NRC, a Closure Plan-Lined Evaporation Ponds 
(Relocation Plan) for its Ambrosia Lake uranium mill facility. In a 
follow-up to the proposed plan, Rio Algom submitted, under letter dated 
January 28, 2005, a response to a request for additional information 
and a Revised Relocation Plan. Rio Algom requested that the Revised 
Relocation Plan be considered initially by NRC so that work can 
commence at the site. The staff has prepared the EA in support of the 
proposed license amendment. Staff considered impacts to the land 
surface, water, air, vegetation, public and worker health and safety, 
cultural resources, wildlife, and wildlife habitat. The staff found 
that the potential impacts of the proposed action are limited to the 
land surface and are temporary due to construction activities. The site 
Health, Safety and Environment Management System provides adequate 
assurances to control impacts to the environment. The proposed action 
will not result in adverse impacts to cultural and historic properties 
or impact any threatened or endangered species. The overall aesthetics 
of the area will improve.

III. Finding of No Significant Impact

    On the basis of the EA, NRC has concluded that there are no 
significant environmental impacts from the proposed amendment and has 
determined not to prepare an environmental impact statement.

IV. Further Information

    Documents related to this action, including the application for 
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 as follows:

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                                               ADAMS
                Document                   accession No.       Date
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Rio Algom Mining LLC, ``Closure Plan-        ML050240058         11/1/04
 Lined Evaporation Ponds''..............
Rio Algom Mining LLC, ``Response to          ML050730258         1/28/05
 Request for Additional Information for
 Closure Plan--Lined Evaporation Ponds
 at Rio Algom Mining LLC's Ambrosia Lake
 Facility''.............................
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Letter to     ML042780480         9/20/04
 J. Caverly.............................
State of New Mexico Environment              ML051570252         4/22/05
 Department Letter to G. Janosko........
Rio Algom Mining, LLC, ``Response to         ML051670429         6/15/05
 Request for Additional Information
 Concerning Environmental Review''......
Environmental Assessment................     ML051680226         6/17/05
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    If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems in 
accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC's Public 
Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or 
by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov.
    These documents may also be viewed electronically on the public 
computers located at the NRC's PDR, O 1 F21, One White Flint North, 
11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The PDR reproduction 
contractor will copy documents for a fee.

    Dated at Rockville, MD this 17th day of June, 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Robert A. Nelson,
Chief, Uranium Processing Section, Fuel Cycle Facilities Branch, 
Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. E5-3291 Filed 6-23-05; 8:45 am]
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