Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for License Amendment for Sequoyah Fuels Corporation, Gore, OK, 48785-48786 [E5-4531]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 160 / Friday, August 19, 2005 / Notices Supplement 23 to the GEIS available for public inspection. For further information, contact: Ms. Stacey Imboden, License Renewal and Environmental Impacts Program, Division of Regulatory Improvement Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, 20555. Ms. Imboden may be contacted at 1– 800–368–5642, extension 2462 or via email at SXF@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 12th day of August, 2005. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Andrew Kugler, Acting Program Director, License Renewal and Environmental Impacts Program, Division of Regulatory Improvement Programs, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E5–4530 Filed 8–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 40–8027] Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for License Amendment for Sequoyah Fuels Corporation, Gore, OK Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Myron Fliegel, Project Manager, 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. Telephone: (301) 415–6629; fax number: (301) 415– 5955; e-mail: mhf1@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a license amendment to Materials License No. SUB–1010 issued to Sequoyah Fuels Corporation (the licensee), to authorize the licensee to implement a ground water monitoring plan (GWMP) at its Gore, Oklahoma facility. The 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 implementation of the GWMP. The GWMP identifies well, seep, and surface water locations where samples would be collected, the schedule for sample collection, and the constituents that would be analyzed for. The licensee has been monitoring ground water at the site since the 1970’s under requirements in its NRC license and as a result of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requirements under the Resource Conservation Recovery Act. The GWMP would rely in large part on existing monitoring points. However, 157 existing wells would be abandoned and plugged and 10 new wells would be installed. Abandoned wells would be plugged in accordance with Oklahoma requirements to ensure that they would not provide pathways between aquifers. New wells would be drilled and completed using standard equipment and techniques for shallow wells (the deepest well to be drilled would be approximately 78 feet below ground surface). The licensee estimates that well drilling and plugging activities would be completed in about 4 months. Drilling additional groundwater monitoring wells would consist of using a drill rig to bore holes into the subsurface and then constructing monitoring wells using PVC piping, with sand and grout placed in-between the PVC pipe and the soil. The licensee has not contracted with a drilling company, pending NRC approval of the GWMP, but expects that the bidder chosen would likely use one or two drill rigs to accomplish this work. Drill cuttings and the small potential for a minor amount of dust may occur while drilling with minor surface disruption. In addition, a number of monitoring wells would be abandoned in accordance with the State of Oklahoma well abandonment criteria. A drill rig may also be used to accomplish this and a small amount of dust may occur. Cement grout would be placed into the borehole to seal the hole in order to prevent surface runoff from migrating down the drill hole. On June 12, 2003, the licensee requested that the NRC approve the proposed amendment. As a result of NRC staff review, the GWMP was revised several times, and the final version was submitted on February 25, 2005. The licensee’s request for the proposed amendment was previously noticed in the Federal Register on August 25, 2003, (68 FR 51033) with a notice of an opportunity to request a hearing. The staff has prepared the EA in support of the proposed license amendment. The only potential environmental impacts of implementing the GWMP, would be those associated with the necessary physical activities of plugging abandoned wells and drilling and completing several new wells. The drill rigs to be used would generate a moderate amount of noise (most operators wear ear protection) but as the nearest resident is about a half a mile away with a buffer zone of trees, noise impacts are not expected. The drilling and plugging operations may also generate a small amount of dust but the impact offsite would be minor to nonexistent. These impacts would only exist for the short period of time necessary to complete these actions and are very minor. III. Finding of No Significant Impact On the basis of the EA, the 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: ADAMS accession No. Document SFC’s Amendment Requests .................................................................................................................................. SFC’s Amendment Requests .................................................................................................................................. NRC’s Environmental Assessment .......................................................................................................................... VerDate jul<14>2003 16:47 Aug 18, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48785 E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 ML031710847 ML050680226 ML052200616 Date 06/12/2003 02/25/2005 08/09/2005 48786 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 160 / Friday, August 19, 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, Maryland this 10th day of August, 2005. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Myron Fliegel, Project Manager, Fuel Cycle Facilities Branch, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. E5–4531 Filed 8–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 030–36974] Notice of a Public Meeting Regarding Pa’ina Hawaii, LLC, License Application Request for the Operation of an Irradiator In Honolulu, HI Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: 16:47 Aug 18, 2005 Jkt 205001 Dated in Arlington, Texas this 10th day of August, 2005. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Roberto J. Torres, Acting Chief, Nuclear Materials Licensing Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Region IV. [FR Doc. E5–4529 Filed 8–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received on June 27, 2005, from Pa’ina Hawaii, LLC, a Hawaiian owned company, an application to build and operate a commercial pool type industrial irradiator in Honolulu, Hawaii, near the Honolulu International Airport. This commercial irradiator will irradiate fresh fruit and vegetables bound for the mainland from the Hawaiian Islands, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical products. The irradiator will also be used by the applicant to conduct research and development projects, and irradiate a wide range of other materials as specifically approved by the NRC on a case-by-case basis. The NRC plans to hold a public meeting to solicit comments from members of the public on the proposed license application. The meeting is open to the public and all interested parties may attend. This meeting is the first of several public meetings that the NRC will hold in Hawaii to enhance public awareness of the NRC’s independent regulatory role in protecting public health and safety and the environment, to allow public involvement in NRC VerDate jul<14>2003 decision-making matters associated with this license application, and to promote two-way communication on matters related to the NRC’s licensing and inspection processes. The public is invited to participate in this meeting by providing comments and asking questions throughout the meeting. DATES: Wednesday, August 31, 2005, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. ADDRESSES: Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814. Telephone number 808–955– 4811. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roberto J. Torres, Acting Chief, Nuclear Materials Licensing Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Region IV, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 611 Ryan Plaza Drive, Suite 400, Arlington, Texas 76011, telephone (817) 860–8189, fax (817) 860–8188, or by email: rjt@nrc.gov. Agenda: Welcome; NRC staff presentation on licensing and inspection processes; public comment. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Submission for OMB Emergency Clearance and 60 Day Notice for Comment for a Reinstatement, With Change, of a Previously Approved Collection: OPM Form 1300, Presidential Management Fellows Program Online Application and Resume Builder Office of Personnel Management (OPM). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, May 22, 1995), this notice announces that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) submitted a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for emergency clearance and review for a reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection for the OPM Form 1300, Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Online Application and Resume Builder. Approval of the PMF Online Application and Resume Builder is necessary to facilitate the timely PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 registration, nomination, selection, and placement of PMF finalists in Federal agencies. This also serves as the 60 Day Notice for review for full clearance. As a result of Executive Order 13318, the OPM issued a final rule on May 19, 2005 (FR, Vol. 70, No. 96, Page 28775) implementing new program regulations effective June 20, 2005. Consistent with these new regulations, the following significant changes have been made to the application and nomination process: (1) The programmatic guidance in the Program and Application Overview, found under the PMF Web site’s ‘‘How to Apply’’ section, was rewritten to reflect myriad changes resulting from the new regulations; (2) the nomination process was modified to clarify that eligible graduate students are to be nominated by their school’s Dean, Chairperson, or Academic Program Director (i.e. a nominating official), and not by a designee or nomination coordinator; and (3) the dates and times were revised from last year to reflect the current academic year of 2005/2006. We estimate 3,500 to 4,000 applications will be received and processed in the 2005/2006 open season for PMF applications. During the 2004/ 2005 open season OPM received approximately 3,321 applications, leading to 3,073 nominations by colleges and universities. We estimate students will need 2 hours to complete the OPM Form 1300 and electronically submit it to their school’s nominating official. In addition, we estimate school nominating officials will need one-half hour to receive, review, and render a decision on the student’s application for nomination into the PMF Program. The annual estimated burden for nominees is 8,000 hours and 2,000 hours for school nominating officials, for a total of 10,000 hours. Comments are particularly invited on: whether this information is necessary for the proper performance of functions on the Office of Personnel Management, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. For copies of this proposal, contact Mary Beth Smith-Toomey at (202) 606– 8358, fax (202) 418–3251, or e-mail to mbtoomey@opm.gov. Please include your complete mailing address with your request. E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 40-8027]


Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of 
No Significant Impact for License Amendment for Sequoyah Fuels 
Corporation, Gore, OK

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Myron Fliegel, Project Manager, 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. Telephone: (301) 415-6629; 
fax number: (301) 415-5955; e-mail: mhf1@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a license 
amendment to Materials License No. SUB-1010 issued to Sequoyah Fuels 
Corporation (the licensee), to authorize the licensee to implement a 
ground water monitoring plan (GWMP) at its Gore, Oklahoma facility. The 
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 implementation of the GWMP. The GWMP 
identifies well, seep, and surface water locations where samples would 
be collected, the schedule for sample collection, and the constituents 
that would be analyzed for.
    The licensee has been monitoring ground water at the site since the 
1970's under requirements in its NRC license and as a result of U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency requirements under the Resource 
Conservation Recovery Act. The GWMP would rely in large part on 
existing monitoring points. However, 157 existing wells would be 
abandoned and plugged and 10 new wells would be installed. Abandoned 
wells would be plugged in accordance with Oklahoma requirements to 
ensure that they would not provide pathways between aquifers. New wells 
would be drilled and completed using standard equipment and techniques 
for shallow wells (the deepest well to be drilled would be 
approximately 78 feet below ground surface). The licensee estimates 
that well drilling and plugging activities would be completed in about 
4 months.
    Drilling additional groundwater monitoring wells would consist of 
using a drill rig to bore holes into the subsurface and then 
constructing monitoring wells using PVC piping, with sand and grout 
placed in-between the PVC pipe and the soil. The licensee has not 
contracted with a drilling company, pending NRC approval of the GWMP, 
but expects that the bidder chosen would likely use one or two drill 
rigs to accomplish this work. Drill cuttings and the small potential 
for a minor amount of dust may occur while drilling with minor surface 
disruption. In addition, a number of monitoring wells would be 
abandoned in accordance with the State of Oklahoma well abandonment 
criteria. A drill rig may also be used to accomplish this and a small 
amount of dust may occur. Cement grout would be placed into the 
borehole to seal the hole in order to prevent surface runoff from 
migrating down the drill hole.
    On June 12, 2003, the licensee requested that the NRC approve the 
proposed amendment. As a result of NRC staff review, the GWMP was 
revised several times, and the final version was submitted on February 
25, 2005. The licensee's request for the proposed amendment was 
previously noticed in the Federal Register on August 25, 2003, (68 FR 
51033) with a notice of an opportunity to request a hearing.
    The staff has prepared the EA in support of the proposed license 
amendment. The only potential environmental impacts of implementing the 
GWMP, would be those associated with the necessary physical activities 
of plugging abandoned wells and drilling and completing several new 
wells. The drill rigs to be used would generate a moderate amount of 
noise (most operators wear ear protection) but as the nearest resident 
is about a half a mile away with a buffer zone of trees, noise impacts 
are not expected. The drilling and plugging operations may also 
generate a small amount of dust but the impact offsite would be minor 
to nonexistent. These impacts would only exist for the short period of 
time necessary to complete these actions and are very minor.

III. Finding of No Significant Impact

    On the basis of the EA, the 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:

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                                            ADAMS accession
                 Document                         No.            Date
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SFC's Amendment Requests.................        ML031710847  06/12/2003
SFC's Amendment Requests.................        ML050680226  02/25/2005
NRC's Environmental Assessment...........        ML052200616  08/09/2005
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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, Maryland this 10th day of August, 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Myron Fliegel,
Project Manager, Fuel Cycle Facilities Branch, Division of Fuel Cycle 
Safety and Safeguards, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and 
Safeguards.
[FR Doc. E5-4531 Filed 8-18-05; 8:45 am]
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