Removal of Low-Activity Contamination, 19475 [E7-7366]

Download as PDF pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 74 / Wednesday, April 18, 2007 / Notices socioeconomics, transportation, utilities, hazardous and toxic substances and waste, air quality, water resources, geology and soils, biological and cultural resources, and safety. The DEIS analyses indicate that implementation of Alternative A would have significant impacts on transportation; biological resources (vegetation, aquatic habitats, wildlife, and special status species); and cultural resources. 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The No Action alternative provides the environmental baseline conditions for comparison to the impacts associated with the action alternatives. The Army invites the public, local governments, and state and other Federal agencies to submit written comments or suggestions concerning the alternatives and analyses addressed in the DEIS. The public and government agencies also are invited to participate in a public meeting where oral and written comments and suggestions will be received. The public meeting will be held on May 10, 2007 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Columbus, Georgia Convention and Trade Center, 801 Front Avenue, Room 205. Copies of the DEIS will be available for review at several local libraries prior to the public meeting. The DEIS may also be reviewed electronically at: http:// www.hqda.army.mil/acsim/brac/ nepa_eis_docs.htm. Please send written comments on the DEIS to: Mr. John Brent, Fort Benning Directorate of Public Works, Environmental Management Division, Bldg #6 (Meloy Hall), Room 310, Fort Benning, GA 31905. E-mail comments should be sent to: john.brent@benning.army.mil. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:04 Apr 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 Dated: April 10, 2007. Addison D. Davis, IV, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Environment, Safety and Occupational Health). [FR Doc. 07–1916 Filed 4–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Logistics Agency [Requisition No. 07–007] Removal of Low-Activity Contamination Defense National Stockpile Center (DNSC), Defense Logistics Agency. ACTION: Notice of availability of a finding of no significant impact for the removal of low-activity contamination. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Defense Logistics Agency announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the removal of low-activity contamination resulting from storage of radioactive source material in the National Defense Stockpile of strategic and critical materials. Stockpiles of commodities containing source material have been removed from DNSC depots at Curtis Bay, MD and Hammond, IN. At the Curtis Bay Depot, the commodities containing source material (columbium/tantalum, thorium nitrate, tungsten ore and concentrates, thorium hydroxide, thorium oxide, monazite sand, uranium pitchblende ore, and sodium sulfate) were previously stored in 16 of the original 59 warehouses. Since the middle 1980s, over 19,000 drums of thorium nitrate were stored in three warehouses. Previously the thorium nitrate stockpile was stored for short periods in six other warehouses on the site. At the Hammond Depot, the commodities containing source material (columbium/ tantalum, thorium nitrate, monazite sands, sodium sulfate, and tungsten ore and concentrates) were previously stored in two of the three warehouses on the site. Cleanup of any residual contamination from storage of the commodities containing source material is one task DNSC must complete before its Nuclear Regulatory Commission license can be terminated. Following evaluation of reasonable alternatives conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory on behalf of DNSC, DNSC will remove residual contamination and transfer the contaminants to a regulated disposal site. This disposal will be performed in a manner that will be safe, secure, and PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19475 environmentally sound and minimizes radiation exposure and potential for risk to workers, the public, and the environment. Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment and draft FONSI were published in the Federal Register on Friday, March 9, 2007 (Vol. 72, No. 46); comments received by April 9, 2007 were considered when preparing the final version of the FONSI. The FONSI is available for review on the DNSC Web site (https:// www.dnsc.dla.mil/FINALFONSI.asp). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael Pecullan, Phone (703) 767– 7620 or e-mail: michael.pecullan@dla.mil. DATES: Dated: April 10, 2007. Cornel A. Holder, Administrator, Defense National Stockpile Center. [FR Doc. E7–7366 Filed 4–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3620–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy [USN–2007–0027] Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Department of the Navy, Department of Defense. ACTION: Notice of a new system of records. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of the Navy proposes to add a systems of records to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. DATES: The proposed action will be effective on May 18, 2007 unless comments are received that would result in a contrary determination. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Department of the Navy, PA/FOIA Policy Branch, Chief of Naval Operations (DNS–36), 2000 Navy Pentagon, Washington, DC 20350–2000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Doris Lama at (202) 685–325–6545. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of the Navy’s notices for systems of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, have been published in the Federal Register and are available from the address above. The proposed systems reports, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r) of the Privacy Act, were submitted on April 6, 2007, to the House Committee on E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Logistics Agency

[Requisition No. 07-007]


Removal of Low-Activity Contamination

AGENCY: Defense National Stockpile Center (DNSC), Defense Logistics 
Agency.

ACTION: Notice of availability of a finding of no significant impact 
for the removal of low-activity contamination.

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SUMMARY: The Defense Logistics Agency announces the availability of the 
Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the removal of low-
activity contamination resulting from storage of radioactive source 
material in the National Defense Stockpile of strategic and critical 
materials.
    Stockpiles of commodities containing source material have been 
removed from DNSC depots at Curtis Bay, MD and Hammond, IN. At the 
Curtis Bay Depot, the commodities containing source material 
(columbium/tantalum, thorium nitrate, tungsten ore and concentrates, 
thorium hydroxide, thorium oxide, monazite sand, uranium pitchblende 
ore, and sodium sulfate) were previously stored in 16 of the original 
59 warehouses. Since the middle 1980s, over 19,000 drums of thorium 
nitrate were stored in three warehouses. Previously the thorium nitrate 
stockpile was stored for short periods in six other warehouses on the 
site. At the Hammond Depot, the commodities containing source material 
(columbium/tantalum, thorium nitrate, monazite sands, sodium sulfate, 
and tungsten ore and concentrates) were previously stored in two of the 
three warehouses on the site. Cleanup of any residual contamination 
from storage of the commodities containing source material is one task 
DNSC must complete before its Nuclear Regulatory Commission license can 
be terminated.
    Following evaluation of reasonable alternatives conducted by Oak 
Ridge National Laboratory on behalf of DNSC, DNSC will remove residual 
contamination and transfer the contaminants to a regulated disposal 
site. This disposal will be performed in a manner that will be safe, 
secure, and environmentally sound and minimizes radiation exposure and 
potential for risk to workers, the public, and the environment.

DATES: Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment and draft 
FONSI were published in the Federal Register on Friday, March 9, 2007 
(Vol. 72, No. 46); comments received by April 9, 2007 were considered 
when preparing the final version of the FONSI.
    The FONSI is available for review on the DNSC Web site (https://
www.dnsc.dla.mil/FINALFONSI.asp).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael Pecullan, Phone (703) 767-
7620 or e-mail: michael.pecullan@dla.mil.

    Dated: April 10, 2007.
Cornel A. Holder,
Administrator, Defense National Stockpile Center.
[FR Doc. E7-7366 Filed 4-17-07; 8:45 am]
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