Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for Proposed Pa'ina Hawaii, LLC Irradiator in Honolulu, HI, 46249-46251 [E7-16255]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 159 / Friday, August 17, 2007 / Notices ebenthall on PRODPC61 with NOTICES • Triple Combo Geophysical Tool String, used to measure standard geophysical parameters. • Sonic (Isonic) Tool, used to acquire acoustic waveforms. • Ultrasonic Borehole Imager (UBI), used to provide acoustic images of the borehole. • Vibration isolation television (VIT) camera system. • The Well Seismic Tool (WST) is a single axis check shot tool used for zero offset vertical seismic profiles (VSP). • Kuster Sampler, used to sample fluids. • Measurement While Drilling (MWD), including Logging While Drilling (LWD, formation resistivity images and density/porosity). • Pressure-While-Drilling (PWD) Tool String, used to measure formation pressure. • Conical Sidewall Entry Sub (CSES), used to deploy logging tools along the drill string. Geophysical Surveying • Occasional use of geophysical techniques such as limited singlechannel seismic surveying to characterize the seafloor and supplement or verify existing geophysical data. The Programmatic EIS addresses U.S. laws and regulations, as appropriate, including but not necessarily limited to NEPA; the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (MMPA); the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA); and Executive Order (EO) 12114 (1979), Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions. In addition, the assessment addreses foreign regulations, especially where research will be carried out entirely or partially within territorial waters or Exclusive Economic Zone waters surrounding a foreign nation or in international waters subject to the United Nations Law of the Sea or other international agreements. The Programmatic EIS is designed to view the USIO drilling program as a whole and thereby assembles and analyzes the broadest range of direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts associated with the entire program rather than assessing individual cruises separately. This approach also addresses possible concerns that NSF evaluates regarding each expedition’s contribution to the cumulative impacts of the entire program. Further, the Programmatic EIS provides a broad analytical baseline within which NSF, using tiered documents, will be able to analyze and decide upon various cruise-specific activities which could potentially affect biologically sensitive areas. This process enables the NSF to streamline the VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 Aug 16, 2007 Jkt 211001 preparation of subsequent environmental documents for the individual cruises, if needed, and enable NSF to identify any prudent conservation practices and mitigation measures that may be applied across the entire program or applicable to a particular expedition. Major environmental issues addressed in the Programmatic EIS include the release of any substances from the ship during vessel transit, drilling, and research operations which may affect marine water quality, sea bottom and sediment quality, air quality, acoustic environment, marine biological resources including marine mammals, fish, sea turtles, invertebrates, Essential Fish Habitats (EFH), and threatened and endangered species, commercial and recreational fisheries, marine vessel transportation, and cultural resources. NSF has evaluated three alternatives in the EIS: (1) The proposed action as dictated by specific scientific research needs and consistent with robust IODP policies; (2) riserless ocean drilling expeditions designed and conducted to meet site-specific scientific objectives, however without input from the IODP Science Advisory Structure process including the review of environmental conditions at each drillsite that may be adversely affected by drilling activities; and (3) the no action alternative. NSF welcomes comments on mitigation measures to be considered and included in the program that could be used to avoid or substantially reduce the environmental consequences of the proposed action. NSF will hold public meetings as identified in the DATES AND ADDRESSES section of this notice. These meetings will also be advertised in area newspapers. NSF and NMFS representatives will be available at these meetings to receive comments from the public regarding issues of concern to the public. Federal, state, and local agencies and interested individuals are encouraged to take this opportunity to comment on environmental concerns that should be addressed in the Draft Programmatic EIS. Agencies and the public are also invited and encouraged to provide written comments on the Draft Programmatic EIS in addition to, or in lieu of, oral comments at the public meetings. To be most helpful, comments should clearly reference a particular section or pages of the Draft Programmatic EIS and describe issues or topics that the commenter believes should be addressed. We invite you to learn about NSF’s funding of the USIO’s role in the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program at the public meeting and provide comments PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46249 on the Draft Programmatic EIS. The public meeting locations are wheelchair-accessible. If you plan to attend a public meeting and need special assistance such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodation, please notify NSF (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) at least 3 business days in advance. Include your contact information as well as information about your specific needs. We request public comments or other relevant information on environmental issues related to the NSF drilling program. The public meetings are not the only opportunity you have to comment. In addition to or in place of attending a meeting, you can submit comments to Dr. James Allan by October 1, 2007. (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). We request that you include in your comments: • Your name and address (noting if you would like to receive a copy of the Final Programmatic EIS/OEIS upon completion); • An explanation for each comment; and • Include any background materials to support your comments, as you feel necessary. You may mail or e-mail your comments to NSF (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). All comment submissions must be unbound, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, and suitable for copying and electronic scanning. Please note that regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, all submissions will be publicly available and, therefore, any personal information you provide in your comments will be open for public review. No decision will be made to implement any alternative until the NEPA process is completed. Dated: August 7, 2007. James Allan, Program Director, Ocean Drilling Program, Division of Ocean Sciences, National Science Foundation. [FR Doc. 07–3949 Filed 8–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–M NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 030–36974] Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for Proposed Pa’ina Hawaii, LLC Irradiator in Honolulu, HI Nuclear Regulatory Commission. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1 46250 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 159 / Friday, August 17, 2007 / Notices Notice of Availability and Finding of No Significant Impact. ACTION: ebenthall on PRODPC61 with NOTICES SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Pa’ina Hawaii, LLC (Pa’ina or the applicant) license application, dated June 23, 2005, which requested authorization to use sealed radioactive sources in an underwater irradiator for the production and research irradiation of food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical products. The final EA is being issued as part of the NRC’s decision-making process on whether to issue a license to Pa’ina, pursuant to Title 10 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations Part 36, ‘‘Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Irradiators.’’ The proposed irradiator would be located immediately adjacent to Honolulu International Airport on Palekona Street near Lagoon Drive. The irradiator would primarily be used for phytosanitary treatment of fresh fruit and vegetables bound for the mainland from the Hawaiian Islands and similar products being imported to the Hawaiian Islands as well as irradiation of cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. The irradiator would 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Swain, Environmental Project Manager, Environmental and Performance Assessment Branch, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Mail Stop T8–F5, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. Telephone: (301) 415–5405; email: pbs2@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction On June 27, 2005, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received a license application from Pa’ina Hawaii, LLC, that, if approved, would authorize the use of sealed radioactive sources in an underwater irradiator for the production and research irradiation of food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical products. The proposed irradiator would be located immediately adjacent to Honolulu International Airport on Palekona Street near Lagoon Drive. The irradiator would primarily be used for phytosanitary treatment of fresh fruit and vegetables bound for the mainland from the Hawaiian Islands and similar products being imported to the Hawaiian Islands as well as irradiation of cosmetics and pharmaceutical VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 Aug 16, 2007 Jkt 211001 products. The irradiator would 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 has completed its evaluation of the proposed irradiator against the requirements found in the NRC’s regulations at Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 51, ‘‘Environmental Protection Regulations for Domestic Licensing and Related Regulatory Functions,’’ (i.e., 10 CFR Part 51). Typically, the licensing of irradiators is categorically excluded from detailed environmental review as described in the NRC regulations at 10 CFR 51.22(c)(14)(vii). However, the NRC staff entered into a settlement agreement with Concerned Citizens of Honolulu, the interveners in the adjudicatory hearing to be held on the license application. The settlement agreement included a provision for the NRC staff to prepare a draft EA and hold a public comment meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii prior to making a final decision. The NRC staff published a notice in the Federal Register requesting public review and comment on the draft Environmental Assessment on December 28, 2006 (71 FR 78231) and established February 8, 2007 as the deadline to submit comments. Approximately 47 individual comment documents (i.e., letters, facsimiles, and e-mails) were received by the NRC. Also, 221 identical e-mails were submitted by various individuals. In addition, oral comments were received from 43 individuals at the public meeting conducted by NRC in Honolulu on February 1, 2007. The staff also issued a supplemental appendix to the Draft EA on June 8, 2007 (72 FR 31866) which presented the staff’s consideration of terrorist acts on the proposed facility. The staff established July 9, 2007 as the deadline for submitting public comments on Appendix B and received comments from six individuals. The NRC staff reviewed each comment letter and the transcript of the public meeting. Comments relating to similar issues and topics were grouped. The final EA includes an appendix which presents summaries of comments, along with the NRC staff’s corresponding responses. When comments have resulted in a modification to the draft EA, those changes are noted in the staff’s response. In cases for which the comments did not warrant a detailed response, the NRC staff provided an explanation as to why no further response is necessary. In all cases, the PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NRC staff sought to respond to all comments received during the public comment period. II. EA Summary The purpose of the license request (i.e., the proposed action) is to authorize Pa’ina Hawaii to use sealed radioactive sources in a pool irradiator to be located adjacent to the Honolulu International Airport, Honolulu, Hawaii. Pa’ina’s license request was previously noticed in the Federal Register on August 2, 2005 (70 FR 44396) with a notice of an opportunity to request a hearing. The staff has completed its final EA in support of its review of the license application. The staff considered impacts to such areas as public and occupational health, transportation of the sources, socioeconomics, ecology, water quality, and the effects of aviation accidents and natural phenomena. During routine operations the dose rate at the surface of the irradiator pool is expected to be well below 1 millirem/ hour. Considering the location of personnel and operational practices of the irradiator, it is unlikely that an employee could receive more than the occupational dose limit which is 5,000 millirem/year. The expected dose rates outside the building are expected to be indistinguishable from naturally occurring background radiation, therefore it is unlikely that a member of the public could receive more than public dose limit which is 100 millirem/ year. For the shipment of the radioactive sources, the maximum dose is also expected to be very small: 0.04 mrem/ year. The staff also considered alternative treatments such as fumigation with methyl bromide and heat treatments. The staff completed consultations under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. In addition the staff provided interested members of the public, the applicant, and State officials with an opportunity to comment on the draft EA. The final EA includes two new sections. The first section deals with the NRC’s consideration of terrorist activities and the second section discusses public comments on the draft EA and provides the NRC’s corresponding response. The complete final EA is available on the NRC’s Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/ materials.html by selecting ‘‘Pa’ina Irradiator’’ in the Quick Links box. Copies are also available by contacting Patricia Swain as noted above. E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 159 / Friday, August 17, 2007 / Notices III. Finding of No Significant Impact The NRC staff has prepared this final EA in support of the proposed action to issue a license to Pa’ina Hawaii for the possession and use of sealed radioactive sources in an underwater irradiator for the production and research irradiation of food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical products. On the basis of this EA, NRC has concluded that there are no significant environmental impacts and the license application does not warrant the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement. Accordingly, it has been determined that a Finding of No Significant Impact is appropriate. SUMMARY: Representatives from Time Inc. will present a briefing on Monday, August 20, 2007, beginning at 3 p.m., in the Postal Regulatory Commission’s main conference room. The briefing will address delivery service measurement for certain Periodicals mailings. The briefing is open to the public. DATES: August 20, 2007. ADDRESSES: Postal Regulatory Commission, 901 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20268– 0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ann C. Fisher, chief of staff, Postal Regulatory Commission, 202–789–6803. 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: Pa’ina License Application, ML052060372; NRC final Environmental Assessment, ML071150121. 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, O1–F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The PDR reproduction contractor will copy documents for a fee. Steven W. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 07–4029 Filed 8–16–07; 8:45 am] Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 10th day of August, 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Patricia Swain, Acting Chief, Environmental Review Branch, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs. [FR Doc. E7–16255 Filed 8–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P ebenthall on PRODPC61 with NOTICES POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION Briefing on Industry Delivery Tracking System Postal Regulatory Commission Notice of briefing. AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 Aug 16, 2007 Jkt 211001 BILLING CODE 7710–FW–M RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed collections; Comment Request Summary: In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) publishes periodic summaries of proposed data collections. The information collections numbered below are pending at RRB and will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 60 days from the publication date of this notice. Comments are Invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection(s) is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the RRB’s estimate of the burden of the collection of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 1. Title and Purpose of Information Collection; Railroad Service and Compensation Reports/System Access Application; OMB 3220–0008 Under Section 9 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) and Section 6 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) maintains for each railroad employee, a record of compensation paid to that employee by all railroad employers for whom the employee worked after 1936. PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46251 This record, which is used by the RRB to determine eligibility for, and amount of, benefits due under the laws it administers, is conclusive as to the amount of compensation paid to an employee during such period(s) covered by the report(s) of the compensation by the employee’s railroad employer(s), except in cases when an employee files a protest pertaining to his or her reported compensation within the statue of limitations cited in Section 9 of the RRA and Section 6 of the RUIA. To enable the RRB to establish and maintain the record of compensation, employers are required to file with the RRB, in such manner and form and at such times as the RRB prescribes, reports of compensation of employees. Railroad Employers’ Reports and Responsibilities are prescribed in 20 CFR 209. The RRB currently utilizes Form BA–3a, Annual Report of Compensation and Form BA–4, Report of Creditable Compensation Adjustments, to secure required information from railroad employers. Form BA–3a provides the RRB with information regarding annual creditable service and compensation for each individual who worked for a railroad employer covered by the RRA and RUIA in a given year. Form BA–4 provides for the adjustment of any previously submitted reports and also the opportunity to provide any service and compensation that had been previously omitted. Requirements specific to Forms BA–3a and BA–4 are prescribed in 20 CFR 209.8 and 209.9. Employers currently have the option of submitting the reports on the aforementioned forms, electronically via the Internet utilizing the RRB’s Employer Reporting System (ERS) (for Form BA–4), or in like format on magnetic tape cartridges, CD–ROM’s and PC diskettes. The RRB proposes major changes to the information collection. They are intended to streamline the employer reporting process, ensuring more accurate and timely reporting, while eliminating or reducing the employer reporting burden associated with several other RRB information collections. Form BA–3a will be significantly revised and renamed Form BA–3, Annual Report of Compensation. Revisions to proposed Form BA–3 include the expansion of existing data fields to allow for: the reporting of amounts for Tier I and Tier II compensation greater than $99,999.99 (the annual creditable maximum for Tier I will exceed that amount within the next two years), RUIA daily pay amounts of more than $99.99, 4-digit year fields and an employee’s complete E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1

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[Docket No. 030-36974]


Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Assessment and 
Finding of No Significant Impact for Proposed Pa'ina Hawaii, LLC 
Irradiator in Honolulu, HI

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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ACTION: Notice of Availability and Finding of No Significant Impact.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission (NRC) is issuing a final Environmental Assessment (EA) for 
the Pa'ina Hawaii, LLC (Pa'ina or the applicant) license application, 
dated June 23, 2005, which requested authorization to use sealed 
radioactive sources in an underwater irradiator for the production and 
research irradiation of food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical products. 
The final EA is being issued as part of the NRC's decision-making 
process on whether to issue a license to Pa'ina, pursuant to Title 10 
of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations Part 36, ``Licenses and 
Radiation Safety Requirements for Irradiators.'' The proposed 
irradiator would be located immediately adjacent to Honolulu 
International Airport on Palekona Street near Lagoon Drive. The 
irradiator would primarily be used for phytosanitary treatment of fresh 
fruit and vegetables bound for the mainland from the Hawaiian Islands 
and similar products being imported to the Hawaiian Islands as well as 
irradiation of cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. The irradiator 
would 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Swain, Environmental Project 
Manager, Environmental and Performance Assessment Branch, Division of 
Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Mail Stop T8-F5, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Telephone: 
(301) 415-5405; e-mail: pbs2@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Introduction

    On June 27, 2005, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) 
received a license application from Pa'ina Hawaii, LLC, that, if 
approved, would authorize the use of sealed radioactive sources in an 
underwater irradiator for the production and research irradiation of 
food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical products. The proposed irradiator 
would be located immediately adjacent to Honolulu International Airport 
on Palekona Street near Lagoon Drive. The irradiator would primarily be 
used for phytosanitary treatment of fresh fruit and vegetables bound 
for the mainland from the Hawaiian Islands and similar products being 
imported to the Hawaiian Islands as well as irradiation of cosmetics 
and pharmaceutical products. The irradiator would 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 has completed its evaluation of the proposed irradiator 
against the requirements found in the NRC's regulations at Title 10 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 51, ``Environmental Protection 
Regulations for Domestic Licensing and Related Regulatory Functions,'' 
(i.e., 10 CFR Part 51). Typically, the licensing of irradiators is 
categorically excluded from detailed environmental review as described 
in the NRC regulations at 10 CFR 51.22(c)(14)(vii). However, the NRC 
staff entered into a settlement agreement with Concerned Citizens of 
Honolulu, the interveners in the adjudicatory hearing to be held on the 
license application. The settlement agreement included a provision for 
the NRC staff to prepare a draft EA and hold a public comment meeting 
in Honolulu, Hawaii prior to making a final decision.
    The NRC staff published a notice in the Federal Register requesting 
public review and comment on the draft Environmental Assessment on 
December 28, 2006 (71 FR 78231) and established February 8, 2007 as the 
deadline to submit comments. Approximately 47 individual comment 
documents (i.e., letters, facsimiles, and e-mails) were received by the 
NRC. Also, 221 identical e-mails were submitted by various individuals. 
In addition, oral comments were received from 43 individuals at the 
public meeting conducted by NRC in Honolulu on February 1, 2007. The 
staff also issued a supplemental appendix to the Draft EA on June 8, 
2007 (72 FR 31866) which presented the staff's consideration of 
terrorist acts on the proposed facility. The staff established July 9, 
2007 as the deadline for submitting public comments on Appendix B and 
received comments from six individuals.
    The NRC staff reviewed each comment letter and the transcript of 
the public meeting. Comments relating to similar issues and topics were 
grouped. The final EA includes an appendix which presents summaries of 
comments, along with the NRC staff's corresponding responses. When 
comments have resulted in a modification to the draft EA, those changes 
are noted in the staff's response. In cases for which the comments did 
not warrant a detailed response, the NRC staff provided an explanation 
as to why no further response is necessary. In all cases, the NRC staff 
sought to respond to all comments received during the public comment 
period.

II. EA Summary

    The purpose of the license request (i.e., the proposed action) is 
to authorize Pa'ina Hawaii to use sealed radioactive sources in a pool 
irradiator to be located adjacent to the Honolulu International 
Airport, Honolulu, Hawaii. Pa'ina's license request was previously 
noticed in the Federal Register on August 2, 2005 (70 FR 44396) with a 
notice of an opportunity to request a hearing.
    The staff has completed its final EA in support of its review of 
the license application. The staff considered impacts to such areas as 
public and occupational health, transportation of the sources, 
socioeconomics, ecology, water quality, and the effects of aviation 
accidents and natural phenomena.
    During routine operations the dose rate at the surface of the 
irradiator pool is expected to be well below 1 millirem/hour. 
Considering the location of personnel and operational practices of the 
irradiator, it is unlikely that an employee could receive more than the 
occupational dose limit which is 5,000 millirem/year. The expected dose 
rates outside the building are expected to be indistinguishable from 
naturally occurring background radiation, therefore it is unlikely that 
a member of the public could receive more than public dose limit which 
is 100 millirem/year. For the shipment of the radioactive sources, the 
maximum dose is also expected to be very small: 0.04 mrem/year. The 
staff also considered alternative treatments such as fumigation with 
methyl bromide and heat treatments.
    The staff completed consultations under section 7 of the Endangered 
Species Act and section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. 
In addition the staff provided interested members of the public, the 
applicant, and State officials with an opportunity to comment on the 
draft EA.
    The final EA includes two new sections. The first section deals 
with the NRC's consideration of terrorist activities and the second 
section discusses public comments on the draft EA and provides the 
NRC's corresponding response.
    The complete final EA is available on the NRC's Web site: http://
www.nrc.gov/materials.html by selecting ``Pa'ina Irradiator'' in the 
Quick Links box. Copies are also available by contacting Patricia Swain 
as noted above.

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III. Finding of No Significant Impact

    The NRC staff has prepared this final EA in support of the proposed 
action to issue a license to Pa'ina Hawaii for the possession and use 
of sealed radioactive sources in an underwater irradiator for the 
production and research irradiation of food, cosmetic, and 
pharmaceutical products. On the basis of this EA, NRC has concluded 
that there are no significant environmental impacts and the license 
application does not warrant the preparation of an Environmental Impact 
Statement. Accordingly, it has been determined that a Finding of No 
Significant Impact is appropriate.

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: Pa'ina License Application, 
ML052060372; NRC final Environmental Assessment, ML071150121. 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, O1-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, 2007.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Patricia Swain,
Acting Chief, Environmental Review Branch, Division of Waste Management 
and Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and 
Environmental Management Programs.
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