Office of New Reactors; Notice of Availability of the Final Interim Staff Guidance COL-ISG-02 on Financial Qualifications of Applicants, 26151 [E8-10248]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 90 / Thursday, May 8, 2008 / Notices For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, William D. Reckley, Branch Chief Rulemaking, Guidance and Advanced Reactors Branch, Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors. [FR Doc. E8–10248 Filed 5–7–08; 8:45 am] NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Office of New Reactors; Notice of Availability of the Final Interim Staff Guidance COL–ISG–02 on Financial Qualifications of Applicants BILLING CODE 7590–01–P Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). AGENCY: ACTION: NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Notice of availability. [Docket No. 070–00008] The NRC is issuing its Final Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) COL–ISG– 02. This COL–ISG provides guidance on financial qualifications for and combined license (COL) applicants. This COL–ISG summarizes the requirements under Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Section 50.33(f)(1) for COL applicants and corrects the information provided in Section C.IV.5.1 of Regulatory Guide 1.206, ‘‘COL Applications for Nuclear Power Plants (LWR Edition).’’ The NRC staff issues ISGs to facilitate timely implementation of the current staff guidance and to facilitate activities associated with review of applications for design certifications and COLs for the Office of New Reactors. The NRC staff will also incorporate the approved DC/COL–ISGs into the next revision of the appropriate review guidance documents. SUMMARY: The NRC maintains an Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS), which provides text and image files of NRC’s public documents. These documents may be accessed through the NRC’s Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at http://www.nrc.gov/readingrm/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 Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1–800–397– 4209, 301–415–4737, or by e-mail at pdr@nrc.gov. ADDRESSES: Mr. Arlon O. Costa, Acting Branch Chief, Financial, Policy and Rule Making Branch, Division of Policy and Rule Making, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001; telephone 301–415–6402 or e-mail at roc@nrc.gov. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: COL–IGS– 02 is posted on the agency’s external web page (http://www.nrc.gov/readingrm/doc-collections/isg/). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 2nd day of May 2008. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:22 May 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 Notice of Issuance of License Amendment for Termination of License SNM–00007 for Battelle Memorial Institute, West Jefferson, OH Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George M. McCann, Senior Health Physicist, Decommissioning Branch, Division of Nuclear Material Safety, Region III, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 2443 Warrenville Road, Lisle, Illinois 60532; Telephone: (630) 829–9856; fax number: (630) 515–1259; e-mail: Mike.McCann@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a license amendment to terminate Special Nuclear Material License No. SNM–00007 issued to Battelle Memorial Institute (the licensee) and to authorize for unrestricted use its former North Nuclear Sciences Site, located near West Jefferson, Ohio. An NRC approved decommissioning plan (DP) (ML003711118), which references an U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Assessment, and Finding of No Significant Impact, was incorporated into the licensee’s license by Amendment No. 23, on August 25, 2000 (ML010410001). These documents addressed the impacts of the licensee’s actions to decommission its former byproduct and special nuclear materials research facilities and associated site, including final status survey plans and the licensee’s intent to terminate license SNM–00007. In a letter dated August 3, 2006, (ML062200140) the licensee requested termination of its NRC radioactive source material license. The NRC’s staff review of the Battelle Memorial Institute’s termination request and final status surveys are documented in a Safety Evaluation Report. Based on the staff review, the NRC concluded that all licensable radioactive material has been removed from the licensee’s former North Nuclear Sciences Site and PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26151 residual radioactive material attributable to licensed activities does not exceed NRC unrestricted use criteria. II. Licensee Background and Staff Review Findings The purpose of the amendment is to terminate Battelle Memorial Institute’s special nuclear material license and authorize for unrestricted release the licensee’s former Nuclear Sciences Site located near West Jefferson, Ohio. Battelle’s DP (ML003711118) was originally approved by the NRC during 1993, before implementation of the current NRC ‘‘License Termination Rule.’’ The unrestricted release criterion cited in the DP was based on current regulatory guidance in effect at that time, that is, concentration and surface release tables, and consistent with criteria outlined in an NRC letter to the licensee dated April 17, 1992 (ML070180226). The licensee’s DP was incorporated into NRC Special Nuclear Materials License No. SNM–00007 by License Amendment No. 23 on August 25, 2000 (ML010410001). This action was consistent with Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 20, Section 20.1401(b)(2), General provisions and scope, which states in part that ‘‘(b) The criteria in this subpart do not apply to sites which: (2) have previously submitted and received Commission approval on a license termination plan (LTP) or decommissioning plan that is compatible with the Site Decommissioning Management Program Action Plan criteria.’’ Thus, the incorporation of the DP into Battelle Memorial Institute’s license did not change the previously approved release criteria, but the licensee voluntarily implemented an administrative ‘‘as low as reasonably achievable’’ limit of 25 mrem per year dose limit throughout the West Jefferson North decommissioning project. Historically, Battelle performed atomic energy research and development for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies between 1943 and 1986 at its Columbus Laboratories sites. The licensee’s special nuclear material license SNM–00007 authorized byproduct and special nuclear materials for commercial nuclear research activities at the same locations. Between the late 1980s and 1993, DOE and the NRC met to discuss coordination of the Battelle Columbus Laboratories Decommissioning Project. As a result, DOE decided to not impose DOE Orders where such orders would duplicate existing regulations which the project E:\FR\FM\08MYN1.SGM 08MYN1

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Office of New Reactors; Notice of Availability of the Final 
Interim Staff Guidance COL-ISG-02 on Financial Qualifications of 
Applicants

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The NRC is issuing its Final Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) COL-
ISG-02. This COL-ISG provides guidance on financial qualifications for 
and combined license (COL) applicants. This COL-ISG summarizes the 
requirements under Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 
Section 50.33(f)(1) for COL applicants and corrects the information 
provided in Section C.IV.5.1 of Regulatory Guide 1.206, ``COL 
Applications for Nuclear Power Plants (LWR Edition).''
    The NRC staff issues ISGs to facilitate timely implementation of 
the current staff guidance and to facilitate activities associated with 
review of applications for design certifications and COLs for the 
Office of New Reactors. The NRC staff will also incorporate the 
approved DC/COL-ISGs into the next revision of the appropriate review 
guidance documents.

ADDRESSES: The NRC maintains an Agencywide Documents Access and 
Management System (ADAMS), which provides text and image files of NRC's 
public documents. These documents may be accessed through the NRC's 
Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at 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 Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1-800-
397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by e-mail at pdr@nrc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Arlon O. Costa, Acting Branch 
Chief, Financial, Policy and Rule Making Branch, Division of Policy and 
Rule Making, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone 301-415-
6402 or e-mail at roc@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: COL-IGS-02 is posted on the agency's 
external web page (http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/isg/).

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 2nd day of May 2008.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission,
William D. Reckley,
Branch Chief Rulemaking, Guidance and Advanced Reactors Branch, 
Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors.
 [FR Doc. E8-10248 Filed 5-7-08; 8:45 am]
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