The University of Missouri-Rolla: Notice of Acceptance for Docketing of the Application and Notice of Opportunity for Hearing Regarding Renewal of the University of Missouri-Rolla Research Reactor Facility License No. R-79 for an Additional 20-Year Period, 74350-74352 [E7-25413]

Download as PDF 74350 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 249 / Monday, December 31, 2007 / Notices delivery service to the Office of the Secretary, Sixteenth Floor, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852, Attention: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff. Participants filing a document in this manner are responsible for serving the document on all other participants. Filing is considered complete by firstclass mail as of the time of deposit in the mail, or by courier, express mail, or expedited delivery service upon depositing the document with the provider of the service. Documents submitted in adjudicatory proceedings will appear in NRC’s electronic hearing docket which is available to the public at http:// ehd.nrc.gov/EHD_Proceeding/home.asp, unless excluded pursuant to an order of the Commission, an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board, or a Presiding Officer. Participants are requested not to include personal privacy information, such as social security numbers, home addresses, or home phone numbers in their filings. With respect to copyrighted works, except for limited excerpts that serve the purpose of the adjudicatory filings and would constitute a Fair Use application, Participants are requested not to include copyrighted materials in their works. In the absence of any request for hearing, or written approval of an extension of time in which to request a hearing, this Order shall be final 20 days from the date of this Order without further order or proceedings. If an extension of time for requesting a hearing has been approved, the provisions specified in Section IV shall be final when the extension expires if a hearing request has not been received. An answer or request for hearing shall not stay the immediate effectiveness of this order. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Dated this 20th day of December 2007. Martin J. Virgilio, Deputy Executive Director for Materials, Waste, Research, State, Tribal and Compliance Programs, Office of the Executive Director for Operations. [FR Doc. E7–25412 Filed 12–28–07; 8:45 am] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 7590–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:08 Dec 28, 2007 Jkt 214001 NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–123] The University of Missouri—Rolla: Notice of Acceptance for Docketing of the Application and Notice of Opportunity for Hearing Regarding Renewal of the University of Missouri—Rolla Research Reactor Facility License No. R–79 for an Additional 20-Year Period The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is considering an application for the renewal of Facility License No. R–79, which authorizes the University of Missouri—Rolla (the licensee) to operate the University of Missouri—Rolla Research Reactor (UMRR) at a maximum steady-state thermal power of 200 Kilowatts (kW) thermal power. The renewed license would authorize the applicant to operate the UMRR for an additional 20-years beyond the period specified in the current license. The current license for the UMRR expired on January 14, 2005. On August 30, 2004, the Commission’s staff received an application from the licensee filed pursuant to 10 CFR Part 50.51(a), to renew Facility License No. R–79 for the UMRR. Because the license renewal application was filed in a timely manner in accordance with 10 CFR 2.109, the license will not be deemed to have expired until the license renewal application has been finally determined. The Commission’s staff has determined that the licensee has submitted sufficient information in accordance with 10 CFR 50.33 and 50.34 that the application is acceptable for docketing. The current Docket No. 50–123 for Facility License No. R–79, will be retained. The docketing of the renewal application does not preclude requesting additional information as the review proceeds, nor does it predict whether the Commission will grant or deny the application. Prior to a decision to renew the license, the Commission will have made findings required by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the Commission’s rules and regulations. Within 60 days after the date of publication of this notice, the applicant may file a request for a hearing, and any person(s) whose interest may be affected by this proceeding and who wishes to participate as a party in the proceeding must file a written request via electronic submission through the NRC E-filing system for a hearing and a petition for leave to intervene. Requests for a PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 hearing and a petition for leave to intervene shall be filed in accordance with the Commission’s ‘‘Rules of Practice for Domestic Licensing Proceedings’’ in 10 CFR Part 2. Interested person(s) should consult a current copy of 10 CFR 2.309, which is available at the Commission’s PDR, located at One White Flint North, Public File Area O1F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available records will be accessible from the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System’s (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at the NRC Web site, http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/doc-collections/cfr/. If a request for a hearing or petition for leave to intervene is filed by the above date, the Commission or a presiding officer designated by the Commission or by the Chief Administrative Judge of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, will rule on the request and/or petition; and the Secretary or the Chief Administrative Judge of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board will issue a notice of a hearing or an appropriate order. As required by 10 CFR 2.309, a petition for leave to intervene shall set forth with particularity the interest of the petitioner/requestor in the proceeding, and how that interest may be affected by the results of the proceeding. The petition should specifically explain the reasons why intervention should be permitted with particular reference to the following general requirements: (1) The name, address and telephone number of the requestor or petitioner; (2) the nature of the requestor’s/petitioner’s right under the Act to be made a party to the proceeding; (3) the nature and extent of the requestor’s/petitioner’s property, financial, or other interest in the proceeding; and (4) the possible effect of any decision or order which may be entered in the proceeding on the requestor’s/petitioner’s interest. The petition must also identify the specific contentions which the petitioner/ requestor seeks to have litigated at the proceeding. Each contention must consist of a specific statement of the issue of law or fact to be raised or controverted. In addition, the petitioner/requestor shall provide a brief explanation of the bases for the contention and a concise statement of the alleged facts or expert opinion which support the contention and on which the petitioner intends to rely in proving the contention at the hearing. The petitioner must also provide references to those specific sources and documents of which the E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 249 / Monday, December 31, 2007 / Notices petitioner is aware and on which the petitioner intends to rely to establish those facts or expert opinion. The petition must include sufficient information to show that a genuine dispute exists with the applicant on a material issue of law or fact. Contentions shall be limited to matters within the scope of the amendment under consideration. The contention must be one which, if proven, would entitle the petitioner/requestor to relief. A petitioner/requestor who fails to satisfy these requirements with respect to at least one contention will not be permitted to participate as a party. Those permitted to intervene become parties to the proceeding, subject to any limitations in the order granting leave to intervene, and have the opportunity to participate fully in the conduct of the hearing. A request for hearing or a petition for leave to intervene must be filed in accordance with the NRC E-Filing rule, which the NRC promulgated on August 28, 2007 (72 FR 49139). The E-Filing process requires participants to submit and serve documents over the internet or in some cases to mail copies on electronic storage media. Participants may not submit paper copies of their filings unless they seek a waiver in accordance with the procedures described below. To comply with the procedural requirements of E-Filing, at least five (5) days prior to the filing deadline, the petitioner/requestor must contact the Office of the Secretary by e-mail at HEARINGDOCKET@NRC.GOV, or by calling (301) 415–1677, to request (1) a digital ID certificate, which allows the participant (or its counsel or representative) to digitally sign documents and access the E-Submittal server for any proceeding in which it is participating; and/or (2) creation of an electronic docket for the proceeding (even in instances in which the petitioner/requestor (or its counsel or representative) already holds an NRCissued digital ID certificate). Each petitioner/requestor will need to download the Workplace Forms ViewerTM to access the Electronic Information Exchange (EIE), a component of the E-Filing system. The Workplace Forms ViewerTM is free and is available at http://www.nrc.gov/sitehelp/e-submittals/install-viewer.html. Information about applying for a digital ID certificate is available on NRC’s public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/ site-help/e-submittals/applycertificates.html. Once a petitioner/requestor has obtained a digital ID certificate, had a docket created, and downloaded the EIE VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:08 Dec 28, 2007 Jkt 214001 viewer, it can then submit a request for hearing or petition for leave to intervene. Submissions should be in Portable Document Format (PDF) in accordance with NRC guidance available on the NRC public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/esubmittals.html. A filing is considered complete at the time the filer submits its documents through EIE. To be timely, an electronic filing must be submitted to the EIE system no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Upon receipt of a transmission, the E-Filing system time-stamps the document and sends the submitter an e-mail notice confirming receipt of the document. The EIE system also distributes an e-mail notice that provides access to the document to the NRC Office of the General Counsel and any others who have advised the Office of the Secretary that they wish to participate in the proceeding, so that the filer need not serve the documents on those participants separately. Therefore, applicants and other participants (or their counsel or representative) must apply for and receive a digital ID certificate before a hearing request/ petition to intervene is filed so that they can obtain access to the document via the E-Filing system. A person filing electronically may seek assistance through the ‘‘Contact Us’’ link located on the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/esubmittals.html or by calling the NRC technical help line, which is available between 8:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. The help line number is (800) 397–4209 or locally, (301) 415–4737. Participants who believe that they have a good cause for not submitting documents electronically must file a motion, in accordance with 10 CFR 2.302(g), with their initial paper filing requesting authorization to continue to submit documents in paper format. Such filings must be submitted by: (1) First class mail addressed to the Office of the Secretary of the Commission, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, Attention: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff; or (2) courier, express mail, or expedited delivery service to the Office of the Secretary, Sixteenth Floor, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville, Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852, Attention: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff. Participants filing a document in this manner are responsible for serving the document on all other participants. Filing is considered complete by firstclass mail as of the time of deposit in the mail, or by courier, express mail, or expedited delivery service upon PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74351 depositing the document with the provider of the service. Non-timely requests and/or petitions and contentions will not be entertained absent a determination by the Commission, the presiding officer, or the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board that the petition and/or request should be granted and/or the contentions should be admitted, based on a balancing of the factors specified in 10 CFR 2.309(c)(1)(i)–(viii). To be timely, filings must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Documents submitted in adjudicatory proceedings will appear in NRC’s electronic hearing docket which is available to the public at http:// ehd.nrc.gov/EHD_Proceeding/home.asp, unless excluded pursuant to an order of the Commission, an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board, or a Presiding Officer. participants are requested not to include personal privacy information, such as social security numbers, home addresses, or home phone numbers in their filings. With respect to copyrighted works, except for limited excerpts that serve the purpose of the adjudicatory filings and would constitute a Fair Use application, Participants are requested not to include copyrighted materials in their submissions. Detailed guidance which the NRC uses to review applications for the renewal of non-power reactor licenses can be found in the document NUREG– 1537, entitled ‘‘Guidelines for Preparing and Reviewing Applications for the Licensing of Non-Power Reactors,’’ can be obtained from the Commission’s PDR. The NRC maintains an Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS), which provides text and image files of NRC’s public documents. The detailed review guidance (NUREG–1537) may be accessed through the NRC’s Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html under ADAMS Accession No. ML041230055 for part one and ML041230048 for part two. Copies of the application to renew the facility license for the licensee are available for public inspection at the Commission’s PDR, located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland, 20852–2738. The initial application and other related documents may be accessed through the NRC’s Public Electronic Reading Room, at the address mentioned above, under ADAMS Accession Nos.: ML073200760, ML042820116, ML042820139, ML042820131, ML042820135, ML072340514, ML040720806. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS, or E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1 74352 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 249 / Monday, December 31, 2007 / Notices 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 by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 19th day of December 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Alexander Adams, Jr., Acting Chief Research and Test Reactors Branch A, Division of Policy and Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E7–25413 Filed 12–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Geologic Repository Operations Area Security and Material Control and Accounting Requirements; Meeting Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has published a proposed rule on Geologic Repository Operations Area Security and Material Control and Accounting Requirements for public comment (72 FR 72522; December 20, 2007). The public comment period runs from December 20, 2007 thru March 4, 2008. As part of the public comment process, the NRC plans to hold a transcribed public meeting to solicit comments on the proposed rule. NRC staff will be taking comments only and will not be prepared to discuss or respond to comments or questions on the rule. The meeting is open to the public and all interested parties may attend. The meeting will be held on January 23, 2008, in the NRC Hearing Facility at the Pacific Enterprise Plaza, Building One, 3250 Pepper Lane, Las Vegas, Nevada. During the comment period, comments may also be mailed to the NRC or submitted via fax or e-mail. DATES: January 23, 2008 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. ADDRESSES: The January 23 meeting will be held in the NRC Hearing Facility at the Pacific Enterprise Plaza, Building One, 3250 Pepper Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89120. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Merri Horn, telephone (301) 415–8126, e-mail, mlh1@nrc.gov of the Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this meeting is to obtain sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:08 Dec 28, 2007 Jkt 214001 stakeholder comments on the Geologic Repository Operations Area Security and Material Control and Accounting Requirements Proposed Rule. The NRC staff will only be accepting comments at the meeting; staff will not be prepared to answer any questions related to the rule. The proposed rule would revise the security requirements and material control and accounting (MC&A) requirements for a geologic repository operations area (GROA). The goal of this rulemaking is to ensure that effective security measures are in place for the protection of high-level radioactive waste (HLW) and other radioactive material at a GROA given the postSeptember 11, 2001, threat environment. New requirements for specific training enhancements, improved access authorization, enhancements to defensive strategies, and enhanced reporting requirements would be incorporated. The proposed rule would establish general performance objectives and corresponding system capabilities for the GROA MC&A program, with a focus on strengthening, streamlining, and consolidating all MC&A regulations specific to a GROA. In addition, the proposed rule would require the emergency plan to address radiological emergencies. The proposed rule is available via the Federal eRulemaking Portal http://www.regulations.gov. Agenda: Welcome—10 minutes; NRC staff presentation on Rule Requirements—30 minutes; Public Comment—remainder. There will be a 15 minute break at 5 p.m. To ensure that everyone who wishes has the chance to comment, we may impose a time limit on speakers. Attendees are requested to notify Vivian Mehrhoff, telephone (702) 794– 5053, e-mail vlm@nrc.gov to pre-register for the meetings. If you wish to preregister, you need to contact the above individual by January 18, 2008. You will be able to register at the meeting, as well. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of December, 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Dennis K. Rathbun, Director, Division of Intergovernmental Liaison and Rulemaking, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs. [FR Doc. E7–25415 Filed 12–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 70–143] Notice of License Amendment Request of Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., Erwin, TN, and Opportunity To Request a Hearing Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of license amendment, and opportunity to request a hearing. AGENCY: A request for a hearing must be filed by February 29, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin M. Ramsey, Senior Project Manager, Fuel Manufacturing Branch, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, 20555. Telephone: (301) 492–3123; fax number: (301) 492–3359; e-mail: kmr@nrc.gov. DATE: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received, by letter dated August 31, 2007, a license amendment application from Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., requesting authority to process uranium hexafluoride (UF6) in a new Commercial Development (CD) line at its facility site located in Erwin, Tennessee. License No. SNM–124 authorizes the licensee to manufacture nuclear reactor fuel. Specifically, the amendment provides authorization to convert high-enriched uranium (HEU) in the form of UF6 into another chemical form (oxide or nitrate), which can be processed in the existing facility. An NRC administrative review, documented in a letter to Nuclear Fuel Services Inc., dated October 5, 2007, found the application acceptable to begin a technical review. If the NRC approves the amendment, the approval will be documented in an amendment to NRC License No. SNM–124. However, before approving the proposed amendment, the NRC will need to make the findings required by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and NRC’s regulations. These findings will be documented in a Safety Evaluation Report and an Environmental Assessment. II. Opportunity To Request a Hearing The NRC hereby provides notice that this is a proceeding regarding an application for a license amendment for a new process line. Any person whose interest may be affected by this E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

 [Docket No. 50-123]


The University of Missouri--Rolla: Notice of Acceptance for 
Docketing of the Application and Notice of Opportunity for Hearing 
Regarding Renewal of the University of Missouri--Rolla Research Reactor 
Facility License No. R-79 for an Additional 20-Year Period

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is 
considering an application for the renewal of Facility License No. R-
79, which authorizes the University of Missouri--Rolla (the licensee) 
to operate the University of Missouri--Rolla Research Reactor (UMRR) at 
a maximum steady-state thermal power of 200 Kilowatts (kW) thermal 
power. The renewed license would authorize the applicant to operate the 
UMRR for an additional 20-years beyond the period specified in the 
current license. The current license for the UMRR expired on January 
14, 2005.
    On August 30, 2004, the Commission's staff received an application 
from the licensee filed pursuant to 10 CFR Part 50.51(a), to renew 
Facility License No. R-79 for the UMRR. Because the license renewal 
application was filed in a timely manner in accordance with 10 CFR 
2.109, the license will not be deemed to have expired until the license 
renewal application has been finally determined.
    The Commission's staff has determined that the licensee has 
submitted sufficient information in accordance with 10 CFR 50.33 and 
50.34 that the application is acceptable for docketing. The current 
Docket No. 50-123 for Facility License No. R-79, will be retained.
    The docketing of the renewal application does not preclude 
requesting additional information as the review proceeds, nor does it 
predict whether the Commission will grant or deny the application. 
Prior to a decision to renew the license, the Commission will have made 
findings required by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the 
Act), and the Commission's rules and regulations.
    Within 60 days after the date of publication of this notice, the 
applicant may file a request for a hearing, and any person(s) whose 
interest may be affected by this proceeding and who wishes to 
participate as a party in the proceeding must file a written request 
via electronic submission through the NRC E-filing system for a hearing 
and a petition for leave to intervene. Requests for a hearing and a 
petition for leave to intervene shall be filed in accordance with the 
Commission's ``Rules of Practice for Domestic Licensing Proceedings'' 
in 10 CFR Part 2. Interested person(s) should consult a current copy of 
10 CFR 2.309, which is available at the Commission's PDR, located at 
One White Flint North, Public File Area O1F21, 11555 Rockville Pike 
(first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available records will be 
accessible from the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System's 
(ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at the NRC Web 
site, http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/cfr/. If a request 
for a hearing or petition for leave to intervene is filed by the above 
date, the Commission or a presiding officer designated by the 
Commission or by the Chief Administrative Judge of the Atomic Safety 
and Licensing Board Panel, will rule on the request and/or petition; 
and the Secretary or the Chief Administrative Judge of the Atomic 
Safety and Licensing Board will issue a notice of a hearing or an 
appropriate order.
    As required by 10 CFR 2.309, a petition for leave to intervene 
shall set forth with particularity the interest of the petitioner/
requestor in the proceeding, and how that interest may be affected by 
the results of the proceeding. The petition should specifically explain 
the reasons why intervention should be permitted with particular 
reference to the following general requirements: (1) The name, address 
and telephone number of the requestor or petitioner; (2) the nature of 
the requestor's/petitioner's right under the Act to be made a party to 
the proceeding; (3) the nature and extent of the requestor's/
petitioner's property, financial, or other interest in the proceeding; 
and (4) the possible effect of any decision or order which may be 
entered in the proceeding on the requestor's/petitioner's interest. The 
petition must also identify the specific contentions which the 
petitioner/requestor seeks to have litigated at the proceeding.
    Each contention must consist of a specific statement of the issue 
of law or fact to be raised or controverted. In addition, the 
petitioner/requestor shall provide a brief explanation of the bases for 
the contention and a concise statement of the alleged facts or expert 
opinion which support the contention and on which the petitioner 
intends to rely in proving the contention at the hearing. The 
petitioner must also provide references to those specific sources and 
documents of which the

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petitioner is aware and on which the petitioner intends to rely to 
establish those facts or expert opinion. The petition must include 
sufficient information to show that a genuine dispute exists with the 
applicant on a material issue of law or fact. Contentions shall be 
limited to matters within the scope of the amendment under 
consideration. The contention must be one which, if proven, would 
entitle the petitioner/requestor to relief. A petitioner/requestor who 
fails to satisfy these requirements with respect to at least one 
contention will not be permitted to participate as a party.
    Those permitted to intervene become parties to the proceeding, 
subject to any limitations in the order granting leave to intervene, 
and have the opportunity to participate fully in the conduct of the 
hearing.
    A request for hearing or a petition for leave to intervene must be 
filed in accordance with the NRC E-Filing rule, which the NRC 
promulgated on August 28, 2007 (72 FR 49139). The E-Filing process 
requires participants to submit and serve documents over the internet 
or in some cases to mail copies on electronic storage media. 
Participants may not submit paper copies of their filings unless they 
seek a waiver in accordance with the procedures described below.
    To comply with the procedural requirements of E-Filing, at least 
five (5) days prior to the filing deadline, the petitioner/requestor 
must contact the Office of the Secretary by e-mail at 
HEARINGDOCKET@NRC.GOV, or by calling (301) 415-1677, to request (1) a 
digital ID certificate, which allows the participant (or its counsel or 
representative) to digitally sign documents and access the E-Submittal 
server for any proceeding in which it is participating; and/or (2) 
creation of an electronic docket for the proceeding (even in instances 
in which the petitioner/requestor (or its counsel or representative) 
already holds an NRC-issued digital ID certificate). Each petitioner/
requestor will need to download the Workplace Forms Viewer\TM\ to 
access the Electronic Information Exchange (EIE), a component of the E-
Filing system. The Workplace Forms Viewer\TM\ is free and is available 
at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals/install-viewer.html. 
Information about applying for a digital ID certificate is available on 
NRC's public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals/
apply-certificates.html.
    Once a petitioner/requestor has obtained a digital ID certificate, 
had a docket created, and downloaded the EIE viewer, it can then submit 
a request for hearing or petition for leave to intervene. Submissions 
should be in Portable Document Format (PDF) in accordance with NRC 
guidance available on the NRC public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/
site-help/e-submittals.html. A filing is considered complete at the 
time the filer submits its documents through EIE. To be timely, an 
electronic filing must be submitted to the EIE system no later than 
11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Upon receipt of a 
transmission, the E-Filing system time-stamps the document and sends 
the submitter an e-mail notice confirming receipt of the document. The 
EIE system also distributes an e-mail notice that provides access to 
the document to the NRC Office of the General Counsel and any others 
who have advised the Office of the Secretary that they wish to 
participate in the proceeding, so that the filer need not serve the 
documents on those participants separately. Therefore, applicants and 
other participants (or their counsel or representative) must apply for 
and receive a digital ID certificate before a hearing request/petition 
to intervene is filed so that they can obtain access to the document 
via the E-Filing system.
    A person filing electronically may seek assistance through the 
``Contact Us'' link located on the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/
site-help/e-submittals.html or by calling the NRC technical help line, 
which is available between 8:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., Eastern Time, 
Monday through Friday. The help line number is (800) 397-4209 or 
locally, (301) 415-4737.
    Participants who believe that they have a good cause for not 
submitting documents electronically must file a motion, in accordance 
with 10 CFR 2.302(g), with their initial paper filing requesting 
authorization to continue to submit documents in paper format. Such 
filings must be submitted by: (1) First class mail addressed to the 
Office of the Secretary of the Commission, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, Attention: Rulemaking and 
Adjudications Staff; or (2) courier, express mail, or expedited 
delivery service to the Office of the Secretary, Sixteenth Floor, One 
White Flint North, 11555 Rockville, Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852, 
Attention: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff. Participants filing a 
document in this manner are responsible for serving the document on all 
other participants. Filing is considered complete by first-class mail 
as of the time of deposit in the mail, or by courier, express mail, or 
expedited delivery service upon depositing the document with the 
provider of the service.
    Non-timely requests and/or petitions and contentions will not be 
entertained absent a determination by the Commission, the presiding 
officer, or the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board that the petition 
and/or request should be granted and/or the contentions should be 
admitted, based on a balancing of the factors specified in 10 CFR 
2.309(c)(1)(i)-(viii). To be timely, filings must be submitted no later 
than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date.
    Documents submitted in adjudicatory proceedings will appear in 
NRC's electronic hearing docket which is available to the public at 
http://ehd.nrc.gov/EHD_Proceeding/home.asp, unless excluded pursuant 
to an order of the Commission, an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board, or 
a Presiding Officer. participants are requested not to include personal 
privacy information, such as social security numbers, home addresses, 
or home phone numbers in their filings. With respect to copyrighted 
works, except for limited excerpts that serve the purpose of the 
adjudicatory filings and would constitute a Fair Use application, 
Participants are requested not to include copyrighted materials in 
their submissions.
    Detailed guidance which the NRC uses to review applications for the 
renewal of non-power reactor licenses can be found in the document 
NUREG-1537, entitled ``Guidelines for Preparing and Reviewing 
Applications for the Licensing of Non-Power Reactors,'' can be obtained 
from the Commission's PDR. The NRC maintains an Agencywide Documents 
Access and Management System (ADAMS), which provides text and image 
files of NRC's public documents. The detailed review guidance (NUREG-
1537) may be accessed through the NRC's Public Electronic Reading Room 
on the Internet at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html under ADAMS 
Accession No. ML041230055 for part one and ML041230048 for part two. 
Copies of the application to renew the facility license for the 
licensee are available for public inspection at the Commission's PDR, 
located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), 
Rockville, Maryland, 20852-2738. The initial application and other 
related documents may be accessed through the NRC's Public Electronic 
Reading Room, at the address mentioned above, under ADAMS Accession 
Nos.: ML073200760, ML042820116, ML042820139, ML042820131, ML042820135, 
ML072340514, ML040720806. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS, or

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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 by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 19th day of December 2007.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Alexander Adams, Jr.,
Acting Chief Research and Test Reactors Branch A, Division of Policy 
and Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
 [FR Doc. E7-25413 Filed 12-28-07; 8:45 am]
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