Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc.; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board, 50991 [E7-17501]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 5, 2007 / Notices Document Access and Management System (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at the NRC Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/adams.html. 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 1–800–397–4209 or 301– 415–4737, or send an e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 28th day of August, 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Carl F. Lyon, Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch IV, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E7–17500 Filed 9–4–07; 8:45 am] Club, (4) Wanda Sue Kelley, (5) Barbara A. O’Neal, and (6) A. Christine Tipton. The Board is comprised of the following administrative judges: Lawrence G. McDade, Chair, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Dr. Richard F. Cole, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Dr. Peter S. Lam, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. All correspondence, documents, and other materials shall be filed with the administrative judges in accordance with 10 CFR 2.302. Issued at Rockville, Maryland, this 29th day of August 2007. E. Roy Hawkens, Chief Administrative Judge, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel. [FR Doc. E7–17501 Filed 9–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION BILLING CODE 7590–01–P Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc.; Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES [Docket No. 70–143–CO; ASLBP No. 07– 857–01–CO–BD01] NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–139] Pursuant to delegation by the Commission dated December 29, 1972, published in the Federal Register, 37 FR 28,710 (1972), and the Commission’s regulations, see 10 CFR 2.104, 2.300, 2.303, 2.309, 2.311, 2.318, and 2.321, notice is hereby given that an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board is being established to preside over the following proceeding: Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., Special Nuclear Materials Facility (Confirmatory Order) This Board is being established in response to requests for hearing that were filed pursuant to a Notice of Publication of Confirmatory Order and Opportunity for Hearing (72 Fed. Reg. 41,528 (July 30, 2007)), regarding a Confirmatory Order issued to Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. (‘‘NFS’’) on February 21, 2007 that became immediately effective on the date of issuance. This proceeding arose from inspections and investigations at NSF by the NRC Staff that identified apparent violations for which escalated enforcement action was considered. The NRC Staff determined that its concerns regarding public health and safety could be resolved through confirmation of NFS’s commitments as prescribed in the Confirmatory Order. Hearing requests have been submitted by: (1) Ken Silver, (2) R. Feher, (3) Linda Cataldo Modica on behalf of the Sierra VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:51 Sep 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 Notice of License Termination for University of Washington Research Reactor (UWAR) The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the termination of facility Operating License No. R–73 for the University of Washington Research Reactor (UWAR). The NRC has terminated the license of the decommissioned UWAR, at the University of Washington (UWA) in Seattle, Washington, and has released the site for unrestricted use. The UWAR was an Argonaut-type training and research reactor with an initial power output of 10 kilowatts, which later received authority to increase power output to 100 kilowatts. The reactor was permanently shut down on June 30, 1988. By application dated August 2, 1994, the licensee requested authorization to dismantle the UWAR and to dispose of the component parts, in accordance with the decommissioning plan submitted as part of the application. Opportunity for a hearing was afforded by ‘‘Notice of Proposed Issuance of Orders Authorizing Disposition of Component Parts and Terminating Facility License’’ published in the Federal Register on September 2, 1994 (59 FR 45738). No request for a hearing or petition for leave to intervene was filed following PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50991 notice of the proposed action. The NRC reviewed the application with respect to the Commission’s rules and regulations and found that the dismantling and disposal of component parts as stated in the licensee’s decommissioning plan are consistent with the regulations in 10 CFR Chapter I and are not inimical to the common defense and security or to the health and safety of the public. On May 1, 1995, the Commission issued the ‘‘Order Authorizing Dismantling of Facility and Disposition of Component Parts.’’ The licensee conducted remediation activities and completed final status surveys in October 2006. The licensee’s request for termination of the license was supported by the submittal of a Final Status Survey Report (FSSR). The NRC completed its review of the UWAR FSSR submitted to NRC by letter dated December 13, 2006, as supplemented February 26 and March 12, 2007. The FSSR documented the level of residual radioactivity remaining at the facility and stated that compliance with the criteria in the NRC-approved decommissioning plan for the reactor has been demonstrated. The NRC staff verified that the criteria in the approved decommissioning plan had been met and determined that the facility and site met the criteria in 10 CFR 20.1402 for unrestricted use. Pursuant to 10 CFR 50.82(b)(6), the NRC staff has concluded that the reactor has been decommissioned in accordance with the approved decommissioning plan and that the terminal radiation survey and associated documentation demonstrate that the facility and site may be released in accordance with the criteria in the NRCapproved decommissioning plan. Further, on the basis of the decommissioning activities carried out by UWA, the NRC’s review of the licensee’s FSSR, the results of NRC inspections conducted at the UWAR, and the results of NRC confirmatory surveys, the NRC has concluded that the decommissioning process is complete and the facility and site may be released for unrestricted use. Therefore Facility Operating License No. R–73 is terminated. For further details with respect to the proposed action, see the licensee’s letter dated December 13, 2006, as supplemented February 26 and March 12, 2007; and NRC Inspection Report No. 50–139/2006–204, dated May 21, 2007. The above referenced documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 171 (Wednesday, September 5, 2007)]
[Notices]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 70-143-CO; ASLBP No. 07-857-01-CO-BD01]


Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc.; Establishment of Atomic Safety and 
Licensing Board

    Pursuant to delegation by the Commission dated December 29, 1972, 
published in the Federal Register, 37 FR 28,710 (1972), and the 
Commission's regulations, see 10 CFR 2.104, 2.300, 2.303, 2.309, 2.311, 
2.318, and 2.321, notice is hereby given that an Atomic Safety and 
Licensing Board is being established to preside over the following 
proceeding:

Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., Special Nuclear Materials Facility 
(Confirmatory Order)

    This Board is being established in response to requests for hearing 
that were filed pursuant to a Notice of Publication of Confirmatory 
Order and Opportunity for Hearing (72 Fed. Reg. 41,528 (July 30, 
2007)), regarding a Confirmatory Order issued to Nuclear Fuel Services, 
Inc. (``NFS'') on February 21, 2007 that became immediately effective 
on the date of issuance. This proceeding arose from inspections and 
investigations at NSF by the NRC Staff that identified apparent 
violations for which escalated enforcement action was considered. The 
NRC Staff determined that its concerns regarding public health and 
safety could be resolved through confirmation of NFS's commitments as 
prescribed in the Confirmatory Order. Hearing requests have been 
submitted by: (1) Ken Silver, (2) R. Feher, (3) Linda Cataldo Modica on 
behalf of the Sierra Club, (4) Wanda Sue Kelley, (5) Barbara A. O'Neal, 
and (6) A. Christine Tipton.
    The Board is comprised of the following administrative judges:
    Lawrence G. McDade, Chair, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    Dr. Richard F. Cole, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    Dr. Peter S. Lam, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    All correspondence, documents, and other materials shall be filed 
with the administrative judges in accordance with 10 CFR 2.302.

    Issued at Rockville, Maryland, this 29th day of August 2007.
E. Roy Hawkens,
Chief Administrative Judge, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel.
[FR Doc. E7-17501 Filed 9-4-07; 8:45 am]
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