Eastman Kodak Company; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact Related to Proposed License Amendment Authorizing Exemption to 10 CFR 70.24, 64090-64091 [E7-22183]

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Signed at Washington, DC, this 6th day of November 2007. Emily Stover DeRocco, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. E7–22130 Filed 11–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FR–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 70–143] Eastman Kodak Company; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact Related to Proposed License Amendment Authorizing Exemption to 10 CFR 70.24 Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary T. Adams, Fuel Manufacturing Branch, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Mail Stop E–2C40M, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, telephone (301) 492–3113 and email mta@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff is considering a request to amend Materials License SNM–1513, issued to Eastman Kodak Company (Kodak), to authorize an exemption to the criticality accident alarm system requirements of 10 CFR 70.24. The NRC has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) in support of this action. Based upon the EA, the NRC has concluded that a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is appropriate and, therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will not be prepared. II. Environmental Assessment Introduction: Eastman Kodak Company (Kodak) in Rochester, New York, has been licensed since 1966 to possess and use special nuclear material (SNM) in a research and development (R&D) facility. This license was issued pursuant to 10 CFR part 70, Domestic Licensing of Special Nuclear Material. In July 2006, Kodak notified NRC that it had ceased principal activities and intended to decommission the facility and terminate the SNM license. Before decommissioning activities can begin, Kodak intends to remove the SNM by packaging the material and transporting it to a Department of Energy facility. Kodak possessed and used the SNM in the R&D facility with an exemption from nuclear criticality accident alarm system requirements of 10 CFR 70.24; NRC granted this exemption because the configuration of the SNM was fixed and a criticality accident was not credible. Kodak will change the SNM configuration during packaging, and will provide portable criticality accident alarms for the packaging activity. After packaging the SNM, Kodak will move the packages from the R&D facility through a long corridor to a loading dock where the packages will be loaded onto a truck for transport off the Kodak site. Kodak requested an exemption from the alarm system requirements for the corridor and loading dock, on the basis that the configuration of the SNM in the transportation packages was such that an accidental criticality is not credible. NRC staff reviewed the exemption request and determined that E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 14NON1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 14, 2007 / Notices it provided an adequate demonstration that the criteria in 10 CFR 70.17(a) for granting a specific exemption from 70.24 have been met. Description of the Proposed Action: The proposed action is NRC’s granting an exemption from 10 CFR 70.24 for certain locations of the Kodak facility for a very short time during movement of SNM. In a letter dated October 5, 2007, Kodak requested an exemption to the criticality accident alarm system requirements of 10 CFR 70.24 for portions of the facility where SNM will be staged prior to loading onto a truck for transportation to an offsite location. Kodak possesses a critical mass of SNM that will be packaged into critically-safe transportation containers inside the facility and then moved along a corridor to a loading dock. Kodak will provide accident alarm system coverage for the area of the facility where the SNM will be packaged, but has requested an exemption for the corridor and loading dock. Need for the Proposed Action: This exemption is necessary to allow Kodak to move the SNM from the location where it has been used and packaged to the loading dock without the necessity to provide criticality accident alarm system coverage. Kodak provided a criticality safety analysis that demonstrated that a criticality accident is not credible after the SNM has been packaged for transport. Alternatives to the Proposed Action: An alternative to granting the exemption would be to require Kodak to provide accident alarm coverage for the corridor and loading dock. The licensee has demonstrated that the available fuel is much less than the critical mass for a 6M2R shipping container. Thus, a criticality event is not credible so long as the 6M2R containers are closed, and criticality accident alarm system coverage is not necessary. Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action and Alternatives: There will be no environmental impact to granting this exemption. The alarm system required by 10 CFR 70.24 does not prevent accidental criticality; the system would reduce the dose to workers and members of the public from a criticality accident by warning them of the criticality event so that they can move away from the area. Kodak has demonstrated adequately that a criticality accident in the corridor or on the loading dock is sufficiently unlikely and that an alarm system is not needed. There will be no environmental impact from the alternative of requiring alarm coverage for the corridor and loading dock. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:23 Nov 13, 2007 Jkt 214001 64091 No environmental resources will be affected. Conclusion: NRC has concluded that granting the requested exemption will have no significant impact on the environment, is in conformance with NRC regulations in 10 CFR part 70, is authorized by law, and will not endanger life or property or the common defense and security and is in the public interest. For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Peter Habighorst, Chief, Fuel Manufacturing Branch, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. E7–22183 Filed 11–13–07; 8:45 am] III. Finding of No Significant Impact Independent External Review Panel To Identify Vulnerabilities in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Materials Licensing Program: Meeting Notice The Commission has prepared an Environmental Assessment related to the amendment of Special Nuclear Material License SNM–1513. On the basis of the assessment, the Commission has concluded that environmental impacts associated with the proposed action would not be significant and do not warrant the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement. Accordingly, the Commission is making a Finding of No Significant Impact. The Environmental Assessment and the documents related to this proposed action are available for public inspection and copying at the NRC Public Document Room or through the Publicly Available Records (PARS) component of NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS). ADAMS is accessible through the NRC Web site at http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html (the Public Electronic Reading Room). Agencies and Persons Consulted: New York State Department of Health. IV. Further Information 1. Eastman Kodak Company Amendment to SNM–1513, February 9, 2007, ML072200332. 2. Eastman Kodak Company Response to NRC Review Comments from License Amendment Application for Decommissioning of Kodak Californium Flux Multiplier, SNM–1513, Docket 7001703, June 18, 2007, ML071970253. 3. Eastman Kodak Company Request for exemption from 10 CFR 70.24 for License Amendment Application for Decommissioning of Kodak Californium Flux Multiplier, SNM–1513, Docket 7001703, October 5, 2007, ML072880667. 4. Environmental Review Guidance for Licensing Actions Associated with NMSS Programs, NUREG–1748, August 2003, ML032540811. Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 31st day of October, 2007. PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NRC will convene a meeting of the Independent External Review Panel to Identify Vulnerabilities in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Materials Licensing Program from November 27 through November 30, 2007. A sample of agenda items to be discussed during the public session includes: (1) History of the NRC’s ‘‘good faith’’ presumption in the licensing process; (2) pre-licensing guidance; and (3) specific, general, and import/export licensing procedures and processes. A copy of the agenda for the meeting can be obtained by e-mailing Mr. Aaron T. McCraw at the contact information below. Purpose: Initiate the panel’s assessment of the NRC’s licensing program beginning with an examination of the NRC’s ‘‘good faith’’ presumption and specific procedures and processes of the licensing program. Date and Time for Closed Sessions: November 30, 2007, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. This session will be closed so that NRC staff and the Review Panel can discuss safeguards information and predecisional information pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3) and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B), respectively. 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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 70-143]


Eastman Kodak Company; Environmental Assessment and Finding of No 
Significant Impact Related to Proposed License Amendment Authorizing 
Exemption to 10 CFR 70.24

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary T. Adams, Fuel Manufacturing 
Branch, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Mail Stop E-2C40M, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone (301) 492-3113 
and e-mail mta@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff is considering a 
request to amend Materials License SNM-1513, issued to Eastman Kodak 
Company (Kodak), to authorize an exemption to the criticality accident 
alarm system requirements of 10 CFR 70.24. The NRC has prepared an 
Environmental Assessment (EA) in support of this action. Based upon the 
EA, the NRC has concluded that a Finding of No Significant Impact 
(FONSI) is appropriate and, therefore, an Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) will not be prepared.

II. Environmental Assessment

    Introduction: Eastman Kodak Company (Kodak) in Rochester, New York, 
has been licensed since 1966 to possess and use special nuclear 
material (SNM) in a research and development (R&D) facility. This 
license was issued pursuant to 10 CFR part 70, Domestic Licensing of 
Special Nuclear Material. In July 2006, Kodak notified NRC that it had 
ceased principal activities and intended to decommission the facility 
and terminate the SNM license. Before decommissioning activities can 
begin, Kodak intends to remove the SNM by packaging the material and 
transporting it to a Department of Energy facility.
    Kodak possessed and used the SNM in the R&D facility with an 
exemption from nuclear criticality accident alarm system requirements 
of 10 CFR 70.24; NRC granted this exemption because the configuration 
of the SNM was fixed and a criticality accident was not credible. Kodak 
will change the SNM configuration during packaging, and will provide 
portable criticality accident alarms for the packaging activity. After 
packaging the SNM, Kodak will move the packages from the R&D facility 
through a long corridor to a loading dock where the packages will be 
loaded onto a truck for transport off the Kodak site. Kodak requested 
an exemption from the alarm system requirements for the corridor and 
loading dock, on the basis that the configuration of the SNM in the 
transportation packages was such that an accidental criticality is not 
credible. NRC staff reviewed the exemption request and determined that

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it provided an adequate demonstration that the criteria in 10 CFR 
70.17(a) for granting a specific exemption from 70.24 have been met.
    Description of the Proposed Action: The proposed action is NRC's 
granting an exemption from 10 CFR 70.24 for certain locations of the 
Kodak facility for a very short time during movement of SNM. In a 
letter dated October 5, 2007, Kodak requested an exemption to the 
criticality accident alarm system requirements of 10 CFR 70.24 for 
portions of the facility where SNM will be staged prior to loading onto 
a truck for transportation to an offsite location. Kodak possesses a 
critical mass of SNM that will be packaged into critically-safe 
transportation containers inside the facility and then moved along a 
corridor to a loading dock. Kodak will provide accident alarm system 
coverage for the area of the facility where the SNM will be packaged, 
but has requested an exemption for the corridor and loading dock.
    Need for the Proposed Action: This exemption is necessary to allow 
Kodak to move the SNM from the location where it has been used and 
packaged to the loading dock without the necessity to provide 
criticality accident alarm system coverage. Kodak provided a 
criticality safety analysis that demonstrated that a criticality 
accident is not credible after the SNM has been packaged for transport.
    Alternatives to the Proposed Action: An alternative to granting the 
exemption would be to require Kodak to provide accident alarm coverage 
for the corridor and loading dock. The licensee has demonstrated that 
the available fuel is much less than the critical mass for a 6M2R 
shipping container. Thus, a criticality event is not credible so long 
as the 6M2R containers are closed, and criticality accident alarm 
system coverage is not necessary.
    Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action and Alternatives: 
There will be no environmental impact to granting this exemption. The 
alarm system required by 10 CFR 70.24 does not prevent accidental 
criticality; the system would reduce the dose to workers and members of 
the public from a criticality accident by warning them of the 
criticality event so that they can move away from the area. Kodak has 
demonstrated adequately that a criticality accident in the corridor or 
on the loading dock is sufficiently unlikely and that an alarm system 
is not needed. There will be no environmental impact from the 
alternative of requiring alarm coverage for the corridor and loading 
dock.
    No environmental resources will be affected.
    Conclusion: NRC has concluded that granting the requested exemption 
will have no significant impact on the environment, is in conformance 
with NRC regulations in 10 CFR part 70, is authorized by law, and will 
not endanger life or property or the common defense and security and is 
in the public interest.

III. Finding of No Significant Impact

    The Commission has prepared an Environmental Assessment related to 
the amendment of Special Nuclear Material License SNM-1513. On the 
basis of the assessment, the Commission has concluded that 
environmental impacts associated with the proposed action would not be 
significant and do not warrant the preparation of an Environmental 
Impact Statement. Accordingly, the Commission is making a Finding of No 
Significant Impact.
    The Environmental Assessment and the documents related to this 
proposed action are available for public inspection and copying at the 
NRC Public Document Room or through the Publicly Available Records 
(PARS) component of NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management 
System (ADAMS). ADAMS is accessible through the NRC Web site at http://
www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html (the Public Electronic Reading Room).
    Agencies and Persons Consulted: New York State Department of 
Health.

IV. Further Information

    1. Eastman Kodak Company Amendment to SNM-1513, February 9, 2007, 
ML072200332.
    2. Eastman Kodak Company Response to NRC Review Comments from 
License Amendment Application for Decommissioning of Kodak Californium 
Flux Multiplier, SNM-1513, Docket 7001703, June 18, 2007, ML071970253.
    3. Eastman Kodak Company Request for exemption from 10 CFR 70.24 
for License Amendment Application for Decommissioning of Kodak 
Californium Flux Multiplier, SNM-1513, Docket 7001703, October 5, 2007, 
ML072880667.
    4. Environmental Review Guidance for Licensing Actions Associated 
with NMSS Programs, NUREG-1748, August 2003, ML032540811.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 31st day of October, 2007.

    For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Peter Habighorst,
Chief, Fuel Manufacturing Branch, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and 
Safeguards, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. E7-22183 Filed 11-13-07; 8:45 am]
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