Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for License Amendment for the Conopco, Inc., D.B.A. Unilever Research and Development (Unilever), Facility in Edgewater, NJ, 62144-62145 [E5-5978]

Download as PDF 62144 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 208 / Friday, October 28, 2005 / Notices following applicant: Michael J. Libecki Permit No.: 2006 WM–001. Nadene G. Kennedy, Permit Officer. [FR Doc. 05–21565 Filed 10–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–M NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Notice of Permits Issued Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 National Science Foundation. Notice of permits issued under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978, Public Law 95–541. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish notice of permit modification issued under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. This is the required notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nadene G. Kennedy, Permit Office, Office of Polar Programs, Rm. 755, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 19, 2005, the National Science Foundation published a notice in the Federal Register of a Waste Management permit modification request received. A modification to a Waste Management permit was issued on October 24, 2005, to the following applicant: Rennie S. Holt—Permit No. 2002 WM–002 Mod. 1. Nadene G. Kennedy, Permit Officer. [FR Doc. 05–21566 Filed 10–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–M NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 030–05233] Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for License Amendment for the Conopco, Inc., D.B.A. Unilever Research and Development (Unilever), Facility in Edgewater, NJ Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Betsy Ullrich, Commercial and R&D Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Region I, 475 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 19406, telephone (610) 337–5040, fax (610) 337–5269; or by e-mail: exu@nrc.gov. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:15 Oct 27, 2005 Jkt 208001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuing a license amendment to Conopco, Inc., d.b.a. Unilever Research and Development (Unilever), for Materials License No. 29– 00304–02, to authorize release of its facility in Edgewater, New Jersey, 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. II. EA Summary The purpose of the proposed action is to authorize the release of the licensee’s Edgewater, New Jersey, facility for unrestricted use. Unilever was authorized by NRC from 1956 to use radioactive materials for research and development purposes at the site. On May 23, 2005, Unilever requested that NRC release the facility for unrestricted use. Unilever 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 Unilever. 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 terminate the license and release the facility for unrestricted use. The NRC staff has evaluated Unilever’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 PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Impact Statement in Support of Rulemaking on Radiological Criteria for License Termination of NRC-Licensed Facilities’’ (ML042310492, ML042320379, and ML042330385). Additionally, no non-radiological or cumulative impacts were identified. 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: Environmental Assessment Related to an Amendment of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Materials License No. 29–00304–02, issued to Conopco, Inc. [ML052930082] and the Final Status Survey Report, Unilever Research and Development— Edgewater (URDE), Edgewater, New Jersey, NRC License No. 29–00304–02, May 2005 [ADAMS Accession Nos. ML051780048, ML051780060, ML051780061, ML051780068, ML051780093, ML051780095, ML051780096, ML051780097, ML051780098, ML051780100, ML051780102, ML051780103, ML051780105]. 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. 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 at King of Prussia, Pennsylvania this 20th day of October, 2005. E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 208 / Friday, October 28, 2005 / Notices For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission James P. Dwyer, Chief, Commercial and R&D Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Region I. [FR Doc. E5–5978 Filed 10–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–52633; File No. SR–Amex– 2005–093] Self-Regulatory Organizations; American Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Eliminate Rule 891 Relating to Transfer Agents October 18, 2005. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 notice is hereby given that on September 19, 2005, American Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘Amex’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change described in Items I, II, and III below, which items have been prepared primarily by Amex. Amex has designated the proposed rule change as constituting a stated policy, practice, or interpretation with respect to the meaning, administration, or enforcement of an existing rule, pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(i) of the Act,2 which renders the proposal effective upon filing with the Commission. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested parties. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The purpose of the proposed rule change is to eliminate Amex’s Rule 891 relating to obsolete transfer agent requirements. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, Amex included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. Amex has prepared summaries, set forth in sections (A), (B), 1 15 2 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(i). VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:15 Oct 27, 2005 Jkt 208001 and (C) below, of the most significant aspects of these statements.3 (A) Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change On March 17, 2000, Amex amended its Company Guide to eliminate the qualification of transfer agents, registrars, and bond trustees.4 Amex believed that the Commission’s rules governing transfer agents made Amex’s rules unnecessary or inappropriate. However, at that time Amex did not eliminate transfer agent requirements in its rules. The purpose of this filing is to conform Amex’s rules to the changes made to the Company Guide. Rule 891 of Amex’s rules currently lists the requirements to qualify as a transfer agent for securities listed on Amex, which includes among other things a requirement to maintain office facilities that are located south of Chambers Street in the Borough of Manhattan, City of New York, that allow the issuer to receive and redeliver securities. In light of the amendments to the Company Guide, Amex has determined that Rule 891 is obsolete and no longer in use and proposes to eliminate that Rule 891. Section 6(b)(5) of the Exchange Act requires the Amex rules be designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to foster cooperation and coordination with persons engaged in regulating, clearing, settling, processing information with respect to, and facilitating transactions in securities, to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system, and in general, to protect investors and the public interest. Amex believes the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Exchange Act 5 in general and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act 6 and the rules and regulations thereunder because it makes consistent the requirements of the Company Guide with the requirements in Amex rules and further clarifies the compliance obligations of transfer agents acting for issuers listed on Amex. 3 The Commission has modified the text of the summaries prepared by the Amex. 4 Securities Exchange Act Release No. 42539 (March 17, 2000); 65 FR 15672 (March 23, 2000); [File No. SR–Amex–99–39]. 5 15 U.S.C. 78s(b). 6 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(5). PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62145 (B) Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition Amex does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. (C) Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others No written comments relating to the proposed rule change have been solicited or received. Amex will notify the Commission of any written comments received by Amex. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The foregoing rule change has become effective upon filing pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(i) of the Act 7 and Rule 19b– 4(f)(1) 8 thereunder because it constitutes a stated policy, practice, or interpretation with respect to the meaning, administration, or enforcement of an existing rule. At any time within sixty days of the filing of such proposed rule change, the Commission may summarily abrogate such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml) or • Send an e-mail to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–Amex–2005–093 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Jonathan G. Katz, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–9303. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–Amex–2005–093. This file number should be included on the 7 15 8 17 E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(i). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(1). 28OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 208 (Friday, October 28, 2005)]
[Notices]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 030-05233]


Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of 
No Significant Impact for License Amendment for the Conopco, Inc., 
D.B.A. Unilever Research and Development (Unilever), Facility in 
Edgewater, NJ

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Betsy Ullrich, Commercial and R&D 
Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Region I, 475 Allendale 
Road, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 19406, telephone (610) 337-5040, 
fax (610) 337-5269; or by e-mail: exu@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Introduction

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuing a 
license amendment to Conopco, Inc., d.b.a. Unilever Research and 
Development (Unilever), for Materials License No. 29-00304-02, to 
authorize release of its facility in Edgewater, New Jersey, 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.

II. EA Summary

    The purpose of the proposed action is to authorize the release of 
the licensee's Edgewater, New Jersey, facility for unrestricted use. 
Unilever was authorized by NRC from 1956 to use radioactive materials 
for research and development purposes at the site. On May 23, 2005, 
Unilever requested that NRC release the facility for unrestricted use. 
Unilever 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 Unilever. 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 terminate the license and release the facility for 
unrestricted use. The NRC staff has evaluated Unilever'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). Additionally, 
no non-radiological or cumulative impacts were identified. 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: 
Environmental Assessment Related to an Amendment of U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission Materials License No. 29-00304-02, issued to 
Conopco, Inc. [ML052930082] and the Final Status Survey Report, 
Unilever Research and Development--Edgewater (URDE), Edgewater, New 
Jersey, NRC License No. 29-00304-02, May 2005 [ADAMS Accession Nos. 
ML051780048, ML051780060, ML051780061, ML051780068, ML051780093, 
ML051780095, ML051780096, ML051780097, ML051780098, ML051780100, 
ML051780102, ML051780103, ML051780105]. 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. 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 at King of Prussia, Pennsylvania this 20th day of October, 
2005.


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    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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