Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for License Amendment for Crow Butte Resources, Inc., Crawford, NE, 61693-61694 [E7-21429]

Download as PDF 61693 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 31, 2007 / Notices petition was granted on October 31, 2000 (ML003765068). Copies of the license amendments approving Cabot’s proposed decommissioning plan are available for public inspection at the Commission’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland 20855–2738. The NRC maintains ADAMS, which provides text and image files of NRC’s public documents. The amendment may be accessed electronically from the ADAMS Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at the NRC Web site, http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html under ADAMS accession number ML072420136. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS, or have problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, may contact the NRC PDR Reference staff by phone at 1– 800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by email to pdr@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 24th day of October, 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Andrew Persinko, Branch Chief, Reactor Decommissioning Branch, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs. [FR Doc. E7–21428 Filed 10–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 40–8943] Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for License Amendment for Crow Butte Resources, Inc., Crawford, NE U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen J. Cohen, Project Manager, Uranium Recovery Licensing Branch, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Telephone: (301) 415–7182; fax number: (301) 415–5369; e-mail: sjc7@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a license amendment to Material License No. SUA–1534, issued to Crow Butte Resources, Inc. (the licensee), to authorize an upgrade to the central processing plant (CPP) and an increase in the CPP flow rate at its main in situ leach (ISL) facility near Crawford, Nebraska. 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 is appropriate. The amendment will be issued following the publication of this Notice. II. EA Summary The purpose of the proposed amendment is to authorize an upgrade to the CPP and increase the plant flow rate at the licensee’s Crawford, Nebraska, facility. Specifically, the licensee is authorized to install a maximum of six ion exchange columns and four ancillary tanks that would support a plant flow rate increase of 4,000 gallons per minute (gpm). The total allowable plant flow rate will increase to 9,000 gpm. On October 17, 2006, the licensee requested that NRC approve the proposed amendment. The staff has prepared the EA in support of the proposed license amendment. The staff considered impacts to water resources, public and occupational exposures, socio-economic conditions, endangered and threatened fauna and flora, historic and cultural resources, geology, soils, transportation, and air quality. This licensing action involves installing new equipment within the existing footprint of the CPP. Consequently, no building construction or surface disturbance is required to implement this action. Furthermore, the licensee will not open any new wellfields as a result of this licensing action, beyond those currently addressed by its license. The staff, therefore, does not expect the proposed action to impact geology, surface water, endangered and threatened fauna and flora, transportation, and historic and cultural resources. NRC staff also does not expect significant environmental impacts to groundwater, socio-economic conditions, soil, air quality, and public and occupational exposures. The use of pressurized downflow columns minimizes the releases of radon, thus, no significant impacts to air quality or public and occupational exposures are expected. Also, the licensee maintains procedures for cataloging and addressing system leaks, which minimizes the impacts of such occurrences; therefore, no significant impacts to groundwater and soils are expected. No significant impacts to socio-economic conditions are expected because implementing this action would not result in significant staff increases. III. Finding of No Significant Impact On the basis of the EA, 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: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Document title Date Request for License Amendment for Plant Upgrade ................................................................ License Amendment for Plant Upgrade, Response to Request for Additional Information ..... NRC Inspection Report ............................................................................................................. NRC Environmental Assessment for Renewal of Source Materials License No. SUA–1534 .. Environmental Assessment for the Plant Upgrade ................................................................... NRC Request for Additional Information ................................................................................... October 17, 2006 ......... April 27, 2007 .............. September 8, 2006 ...... February 1998 ............. October 23, 2007 ......... September 8, 2006 ...... If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing the VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 Oct 30, 2007 Jkt 214001 documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Accession number ML063390348 ML071290026 ML062540084 ML071520242 ML072360287 ML070540341 Reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301– 415–4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 61694 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 31, 2007 / Notices 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 24th day of October, 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Stephen J. Cohen, Project Manager, Uranium Recovery Licensing Branch, Decommissioning and Uranium Recovery Licensing Directorate, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs. [FR Doc. E7–21429 Filed 10–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste And Materials; Meeting on Planning and Procedures; Notice of Meeting The Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste and Materials (ACNW&M) will hold a Planning and Procedures meeting on November 13, 2007, Room T–2B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. The entire meeting will be open to public attendance, with the exception of a portion that may be closed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b (c) (2) and (6) to discuss organizational and personnel matters that relate solely to internal personnel rules and practices of ACNW&M, and information the release of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows: Tuesday, November 13, 2007—8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. The Committee will discuss proposed ACNW&M activities and related matters. The purpose of this meeting is to gather information, analyze relevant issues and facts, and formulate proposed positions and actions, as appropriate, for deliberation by the full Committee. Members of the public desiring to provide oral statements and/or written comments should notify the Designated Federal Officer, Dr. Antonio F. Dias (Telephone: 301/415–6805) between 8:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. (ET) 5 days prior to the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Electronic recordings will be permitted only during those portions of the meeting that are open to the public. Detailed procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACNW&M meetings VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 Oct 30, 2007 Jkt 214001 were published in the Federal Register on September 26, 2007 (72 FR 54693). Further information regarding this meeting can be obtained by contacting the Designated Federal Officer between 8:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. (ET). Persons planning to attend this meeting are urged to contact the above named individual at least 2 working days prior to the meeting to be advised of any potential changes in the agenda. Dated: October 24, 2007. Antonio F. Dias, Chief, Nuclear Waste & Materials Branch. [FR Doc. E7–21430 Filed 10–30–07; 8:45 am] Dated: October 25, 2007. Cayetano Santos, Chief, Reactor Safety Branch, ACRS. [FR Doc. E7–21432 Filed 10–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION BILLING CODE 7590–01–P Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Subcommittee Meeting on Thermal-Hydraulic Phenomena; Notice of Meeting The ACRS Subcommittee on ThermalHydraulic Phenomena will hold a meeting on November 14, 2007, at 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, Room T–2B1. The entire meeting will be open to public attendance, with the exception of portions that may be closed to discuss AREVA proprietary information pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4). The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows: Wednesday, November 14, 2007—8:30 a.m. Until 12 Noon The Subcommittee will review and comment on the proposed AREVA instability detect and suppress solution codes and methodology specified in the topical reports: (1) ANP–10262(P), Revision 0, ‘‘Enhanced Option III Long Term Stability Solution;’’ and (2) BAW– 10255(P), Revision 2, ‘‘Cycle-specific DIVOM Methodology Using the RAMONA5–FA Code.’’ The Subcommittee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff, AREVA, and other interested persons regarding this matter. The Subcommittee will gather information, analyze relevant issues and facts, and formulate proposed positions and actions, as appropriate, for deliberation by the full Committee. Members of the public desiring to provide oral statements and/or written comments should notify the Designated Federal Officer, Ms. Zena Abdullahi (Telephone: 301–415–8716) 5 days prior to the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Electronic recordings will be permitted PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 only during those portions of the meeting that are open to the public. Detailed procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACRS meetings were published in the Federal Register on September 26, 2007 (72 FR 54695). Further information regarding this meeting can be obtained by contacting the Designated Federal Officer between 8:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (ET). Persons planning to attend this meeting are urged to contact the above named individual at least 2 working days prior to the meeting to be advised of any potential changes to the agenda. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–56701; File No. SR–CBOE– 2007–68] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change, as Modified by Amendment No. 1, Regarding Complex Orders October 25, 2007. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on June 20, 2007, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (‘‘CBOE’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been prepared substantially by the CBOE. On October 19, 2007, the CBOE filed Amendment No. 1 to the proposed rule change.3 The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change, as modified by Amendment No. 1, from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The CBOE proposes to amend its rules regarding the handling of certain complex orders. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at (http:// 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 Amendment No. 1 replaces the original filing in its entirety. 2 17 E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 210 (Wednesday, October 31, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61693-61694]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 40-8943]


Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of 
No Significant Impact for License Amendment for Crow Butte Resources, 
Inc., Crawford, NE

AGENCY: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen J. Cohen, Project Manager, 
Uranium Recovery Licensing Branch, Division of Waste Management and 
Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and 
Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001. Telephone: (301) 415-7182; fax number: (301) 
415-5369; e-mail: sjc7@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a license 
amendment to Material License No. SUA-1534, issued to Crow Butte 
Resources, Inc. (the licensee), to authorize an upgrade to the central 
processing plant (CPP) and an increase in the CPP flow rate at its main 
in situ leach (ISL) facility near Crawford, Nebraska. 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 is 
appropriate. The amendment will be issued following the publication of 
this Notice.

II. EA Summary

    The purpose of the proposed amendment is to authorize an upgrade to 
the CPP and increase the plant flow rate at the licensee's Crawford, 
Nebraska, facility. Specifically, the licensee is authorized to install 
a maximum of six ion exchange columns and four ancillary tanks that 
would support a plant flow rate increase of 4,000 gallons per minute 
(gpm). The total allowable plant flow rate will increase to 9,000 gpm. 
On October 17, 2006, the licensee requested that NRC approve the 
proposed amendment.
    The staff has prepared the EA in support of the proposed license 
amendment. The staff considered impacts to water resources, public and 
occupational exposures, socio-economic conditions, endangered and 
threatened fauna and flora, historic and cultural resources, geology, 
soils, transportation, and air quality. This licensing action involves 
installing new equipment within the existing footprint of the CPP. 
Consequently, no building construction or surface disturbance is 
required to implement this action. Furthermore, the licensee will not 
open any new wellfields as a result of this licensing action, beyond 
those currently addressed by its license. The staff, therefore, does 
not expect the proposed action to impact geology, surface water, 
endangered and threatened fauna and flora, transportation, and historic 
and cultural resources.
    NRC staff also does not expect significant environmental impacts to 
groundwater, socio-economic conditions, soil, air quality, and public 
and occupational exposures. The use of pressurized downflow columns 
minimizes the releases of radon, thus, no significant impacts to air 
quality or public and occupational exposures are expected. Also, the 
licensee maintains procedures for cataloging and addressing system 
leaks, which minimizes the impacts of such occurrences; therefore, no 
significant impacts to groundwater and soils are expected. No 
significant impacts to socio-economic conditions are expected because 
implementing this action would not result in significant staff 
increases.

III. Finding of No Significant Impact

    On the basis of the EA, 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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               Document title                                   Date                         Accession number
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Request for License Amendment for Plant      October 17, 2006..........................              ML063390348
 Upgrade.
License Amendment for Plant Upgrade,         April 27, 2007............................              ML071290026
 Response to Request for Additional
 Information.
NRC Inspection Report......................  September 8, 2006.........................              ML062540084
NRC Environmental Assessment for Renewal of  February 1998.............................              ML071520242
 Source Materials License No. SUA-1534.
Environmental Assessment for the Plant       October 23, 2007..........................              ML072360287
 Upgrade.
NRC Request for Additional Information.....  September 8, 2006.........................              ML070540341
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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.

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    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 24th day of October, 2007.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Stephen J. Cohen,
Project Manager, Uranium Recovery Licensing Branch, Decommissioning and 
Uranium Recovery Licensing Directorate, Division of Waste Management 
and Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and 
Environmental Management Programs.
[FR Doc. E7-21429 Filed 10-30-07; 8:45 am]
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