Notice of Application From Rio Algom Mining LLC for Consent To Indirect Change of Control With Respect to Materials License SUA-1473, and Opportunity To Provide Comments and To Request a Hearing, 34798-34800 [E8-13727]

Download as PDF 34798 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 118 / Wednesday, June 18, 2008 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES power plants and describes the information that licensees must submit to the NRC when applying for a license renewal. The application must contain information on how the licensee will manage the detrimental effects of agerelated degradation on certain plant systems, structures, and components so as to continue the plant’s safe operation during the renewal term. The NRC needs this information to determine whether the licensee’s actions will be effective in assuring the plant’s continued safe operation. Holders of renewed licenses must retain in an auditable and retrievable form, for the term of the renewed operating license, all information and documentation required to document compliance with 10 CFR Part 54. The NRC needs access to this information for continuing effective regulatory oversight. A copy of the final supporting statement may be viewed free of charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O–1 F21, Rockville, MD 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/ doc-comment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by July 18, 2008. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given to comments received after this date. Nathan J. Frey, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150–0155), NEOB–10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be e-mailed to Nathan_J._Frey@omb.eop.gov or submitted by telephone at (202) 395– 7345. The NRC Clearance Officer is Margaret A. Janney, (301) 415–7245. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 12th day of June, 2008. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Gregory Trussell, Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services. [FR Doc. E8–13726 Filed 6–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:01 Jun 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 40–8905] Notice of Application From Rio Algom Mining LLC for Consent To Indirect Change of Control With Respect to Materials License SUA–1473, and Opportunity To Provide Comments and To Request a Hearing U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of consideration of request from Rio Algom Mining LLC for consent to transfer of materials license and the opportunity to request a hearing. AGENCY: A request for a hearing must be filed by July 8, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas McLaughlin, Project Manager, Materials Decommissioning Branch, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C., 20555. Telephone: (301) 415–5869; fax number: (301) 415– 5369; e-mail: tgm@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Introduction The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering an application from Rio Algom Mining LLC (RAML), submitted December 18, 2007, requesting approval of an indirect change of control with respect to materials license SUA–1473. RAML’s parent company Billiton Investment 15 B.V. (BIBV), plans to sell its entire ownership interest in RAML to Uranium Resources, Inc. (URI). BIBV currently owns one hundred percent (100%) of RAML. On October 12, 2007, BIBV entered into a Purchase Agreement with HRI–RAML Acquisition LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and an indirect subsidiary of URI, pursuant to which HRI–RAML Acquisition LLC will acquire from BIBV all of the interest in RAML. Consummation of the transaction will result in the indirect transfer of control of RAML and license SUA–1473 from BIBV to URI. RAML is requesting that the NRC consent to this indirect change of control. RAML’s application states that there would be no change to RAML’s operations, key operating personnel or licensed activities as a result of the transaction and the indirect change of control. RAML would continue to be the holder of license SUA–1473 after the PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 closing of the transaction and the indirect change of control. RAML will remain technically and financially qualified as the licensee and will continue to fulfill all responsibilities as the licensee. The applicant states that no amendment to the License will be necessary in connection with the request for consent. Pursuant to 10 CFR 40.46, no Part 40 license shall be transferred, assigned or in any manner disposed of, either voluntarily or involuntarily, directly or indirectly, through transfer of control of the license to any person, unless the Commission, after securing full information, finds that the transfer is in accordance with the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act, and gives its consent in writing. An Environmental Assessment (EA) will not be performed for this proposed action because it falls within a class of actions categorically excluded from the requirement to perform an EA pursuant to 10 CFR 51.22(c)(21). Approval of the indirect change of control is contingent upon receipt of the fully executed financial assurance instruments which are in form and substance satisfactory to NRC. Upon receipt of such instruments, the NRC staff plans to approve the December 18, 2007, application by issuing the necessary order, along with a supporting safety evaluation report. II. Opportunity To Request a Hearing Any person whose interest may be affected if the December 18, 2007, application is approved, and who desires to participate as a party in an NRC adjudicatory hearing, must file a request for a hearing. The hearing request must include a specification of the contentions which the person seeks to have litigated in the hearing, and must be filed in accordance with the NRC E-Filing rule, which the NRC promulgated in August, 2007, 72 FR 49139, (August 28, 2007). The E-Filing rule 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 ten (10) 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 identification (ID) certificate , which allows the participant (or its counsel or representative) to digitally sign documents and access the E- E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 118 / Wednesday, June 18, 2008 / Notices 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 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/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 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 Standard Time on the due date. Upon receipt of a transmission, the EFiling 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:01 Jun 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 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 Standard 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 social security numbers in their filings. Copyrighted works, except for limited excerpts that serve the purpose of the adjudicatory filings and would constitute a Fair Use application, should not be included in the submission. The formal requirements for documents contained in 10 CFR 2.304(c)–(e) must be met. If the NRC grants an electronic document exemption in accordance with 10 CFR 2.302(g)(3), then the requirements for paper documents, set forth in 10 CFR 2.304(b) must be met. In accordance with 10 CFR 2.309(b), a request for a hearing must be filed by July 8, 2008. In addition to meeting other applicable requirements of 10 CFR 2.309, a request for a hearing filed by a person other than an applicant must state: PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34799 1. The name, address, and telephone number of the requester; 2. The nature of the requester’s right under the Act to be made a party to the proceeding; 3. The nature and extent of the requester’s property, financial or other interest in the proceeding; 4. The possible effect of any decision or order that may be issued in the proceeding on the requester’s interest; and 5. The circumstances establishing that the request for a hearing is timely in accordance with 10 CFR 2.309(b). In accordance with 10 CFR 2.309(f)(1), a request for hearing or petitions for leave to intervene must set forth with particularity the contentions sought to be raised. For each contention, the request or petition must: 1. Provide a specific statement of the issue of law or fact to be raised or controverted; 2. Provide a brief explanation of the basis for the contention; 3. Demonstrate that the issue raised in the contention is within the scope of the proceeding; 4. Demonstrate that the issue raised in the contention is material to the findings that the NRC must make to support the action that is involved in the proceeding; 5. Provide a concise statement of the alleged facts or expert opinions which support the requester’s/petitioner’s position on the issue and on which the requester/petitioner intends to rely to support its position on the issue; and 6. Provide sufficient information to show that a genuine dispute exists with the applicant on a material issue of law or fact. This information must include references to specific portions of the application that the requester/petitioner disputes and the supporting reasons for each dispute, or, if the requester/ petitioner believes the application fails to contain information on a relevant matter as required by law, the identification of each failure and the supporting reasons for the requester’s/ petitioner’s belief. In addition, in accordance with 10 CFR 2.309(f)(2), contentions must be based on documents or other information available at the time the petition is to be filed, such as the application, or other supporting document filed by an applicant or licensee, or otherwise available to the petitioner. Contentions may be amended or new contentions filed after the initial filing only with leave of the presiding officer. Requesters/petitioners should, when possible, consult with each other in preparing contentions and combine E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1 34800 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 118 / Wednesday, June 18, 2008 / Notices similar subject matter concerns into a joint contention, for which one of the co-sponsoring requesters/petitioners is designated the lead representative. Further, in accordance with 10 CFR 2.309(f)(3), any requester/petitioner that wishes to adopt a contention proposed by another requester/petitioner must do so, in accordance with the E-Filing rule, within 10 days of the date the contention is filed, and designate a representative who shall have the authority to act for the requester/ petitioner. As indicated below, pursuant to 10 CFR 2.310(g), any hearing would be subject to the procedures set forth in 10 CFR Part 2, subpart M. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES III. Opportunity to Provide Written Comments Within 30 days from the date of publication of this notice, persons may submit written comments regarding the license transfer application, as provided for in 10 CFR 2.1305. The Commission will consider and, if appropriate, respond to these comments, but such comments will not otherwise constitute part of the decisional record. Comments should be submitted to the Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, Attention: Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff, and should cite the publication date and page number of this Federal Register notice. Comments received after 30 days will be considered if practicable to do so, but only those comments received on or before the due date can be assured consideration. IV. Further Information For further details with respect to the proposed action, see the licensee’s letter dated December 18, 2007 (See ADAMS ML073540523), a letter from NRC to the licensee dated February 1, 2008, requesting financial information from the potential buyer (See ADAMS ML080160032), a letter from NRC to the licensee dated February 1, 2008, acknowledging the receipt of the Application (See ADAMS ML080090595), a transmittal letter dated March 21, 2008, and affidavit requesting that the financial information provided to NRC be withheld from the public pursuant to NRC regulation 10 CFR part 2.390 (See ADAMS ML081420592), and a letter from NRC dated May 30, 2008, to the counsel representing the potential buyer agreeing with the 10 CFR Part 2.390 request (See ADAMS ML081440408), all of which are available for public inspection, and can be copied for a fee, at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Public Document Room VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:01 Jun 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 (PDR), located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland, 20852. The NRC maintains an Agency-wide 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. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who have problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS may contact the PDR reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737 or by e-mail at pdr.resource@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 11th day of June 2008. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Keith I. McConnell, Deputy Director, 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. E8–13727 Filed 6–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Proposed Personnel Demonstration Project; Performance-Based Pay Adjustments in the Department of Veterans Affairs U.S. Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Notice of a proposed demonstration project plan. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Chapter 47 of title 5, United States Code, authorizes the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), directly or in agreement with one or more agencies, to conduct demonstration projects that experiment with new and different human resources management concepts to determine whether changes in human resources policy or procedures would result in improved Federal human resources management. The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and OPM propose to test a performance-based pay system with open pay ranges linked to the corresponding minimum and maximum rates for the grades of the General Schedule pay structure. Section 4703 of title 5 requires OPM to publish the proposed project plan in the Federal Register . This notice fulfills that requirement. The proposed project plan has been approved by DVA and OPM. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 18, 2008. A PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 public hearing on the proposed project plan is scheduled for Tuesday, August 5, 2008, and will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. The location of the hearing is: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington DC 20420. Public parking is limited, but the building is conveniently accessible to the ‘‘McPherson Square’’ Metro station. This is a secure facility. Members of the public must show a government-issued photo ID (e.g., State driver’s license). Attendees will undergo electronic screening, and their personal belongings will be subject to a physical search. Personal items prohibited include devices that can transmit and record, weapons (guns, knives, explosives, etc.), and alcohol. A member of the public possessing such items will be barred from entering, and such items are subject to confiscation. There will be a sign-in table set up in the main lobby. A greeter, and signs, will direct attendees to the main auditorium location. There will be a telephone call-in number for members of the public who cannot attend in person. That number will be 1–800–767–1750 (access code #28773), and the line will be active from 10 a.m. until the hearing is adjourned. At the time of the hearing, interested persons or organizations may present their written or oral comments on the proposed demonstration project. The hearing will be informal. However, anyone wishing to testify should contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, so that DVA and OPM can plan the hearing and provide sufficient time for all interested persons and organizations to be heard. Priority will be given to those on the schedule, with others speaking in any remaining available time. Each speaker’s presentation will be limited to 10 minutes. Written comments may be submitted to supplement oral testimony during the public comment period. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Demonstration Projects, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street, NW., Room 7456, Washington, DC 20415 or submitted by email to Demoprojects@opm.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: (1) Department of Veterans Affairs: Lauren Kuiper-Rocha, Demonstration Project Leader, Office of Human Resources Management (055), (202) 461–7804, VA Central Office, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420; (2) Office of Personnel Management: Patsy Stevens, Systems Innovation Group Manager, (202) 606–1574, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street, E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 118 (Wednesday, June 18, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34798-34800]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-13727]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 40-8905]


Notice of Application From Rio Algom Mining LLC for Consent To 
Indirect Change of Control With Respect to Materials License SUA-1473, 
and Opportunity To Provide Comments and To Request a Hearing

AGENCY: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of consideration of request from Rio Algom Mining LLC 
for consent to transfer of materials license and the opportunity to 
request a hearing.

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DATES: A request for a hearing must be filed by July 8, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas McLaughlin, Project Manager, 
Materials Decommissioning Branch, Division of Waste Management and 
Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and 
Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, D.C., 20555. Telephone: (301) 415-5869; fax number: (301) 
415-5369; e-mail: tgm@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering an 
application from Rio Algom Mining LLC (RAML), submitted December 18, 
2007, requesting approval of an indirect change of control with respect 
to materials license SUA-1473. RAML's parent company Billiton 
Investment 15 B.V. (BIBV), plans to sell its entire ownership interest 
in RAML to Uranium Resources, Inc. (URI).
    BIBV currently owns one hundred percent (100%) of RAML. On October 
12, 2007, BIBV entered into a Purchase Agreement with HRI-RAML 
Acquisition LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and an indirect 
subsidiary of URI, pursuant to which HRI-RAML Acquisition LLC will 
acquire from BIBV all of the interest in RAML. Consummation of the 
transaction will result in the indirect transfer of control of RAML and 
license SUA-1473 from BIBV to URI. RAML is requesting that the NRC 
consent to this indirect change of control.
    RAML's application states that there would be no change to RAML's 
operations, key operating personnel or licensed activities as a result 
of the transaction and the indirect change of control. RAML would 
continue to be the holder of license SUA-1473 after the closing of the 
transaction and the indirect change of control. RAML will remain 
technically and financially qualified as the licensee and will continue 
to fulfill all responsibilities as the licensee. The applicant states 
that no amendment to the License will be necessary in connection with 
the request for consent.
    Pursuant to 10 CFR 40.46, no Part 40 license shall be transferred, 
assigned or in any manner disposed of, either voluntarily or 
involuntarily, directly or indirectly, through transfer of control of 
the license to any person, unless the Commission, after securing full 
information, finds that the transfer is in accordance with the 
provisions of the Atomic Energy Act, and gives its consent in writing. 
An Environmental Assessment (EA) will not be performed for this 
proposed action because it falls within a class of actions 
categorically excluded from the requirement to perform an EA pursuant 
to 10 CFR 51.22(c)(21).
    Approval of the indirect change of control is contingent upon 
receipt of the fully executed financial assurance instruments which are 
in form and substance satisfactory to NRC. Upon receipt of such 
instruments, the NRC staff plans to approve the December 18, 2007, 
application by issuing the necessary order, along with a supporting 
safety evaluation report.

II. Opportunity To Request a Hearing

    Any person whose interest may be affected if the December 18, 2007, 
application is approved, and who desires to participate as a party in 
an NRC adjudicatory hearing, must file a request for a hearing. The 
hearing request must include a specification of the contentions which 
the person seeks to have litigated in the hearing, and must be filed in 
accordance with the NRC E-Filing rule, which the NRC promulgated in 
August, 2007, 72 FR 49139, (August 28, 2007). The E-Filing rule 
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 
ten (10) 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 identification (ID) certificate , which allows the participant 
(or its counsel or representative) to digitally sign documents and 
access the E-

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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 Standard 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 Standard 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 social 
security numbers in their filings. Copyrighted works, except for 
limited excerpts that serve the purpose of the adjudicatory filings and 
would constitute a Fair Use application, should not be included in the 
submission.
    The formal requirements for documents contained in 10 CFR 2.304(c)-
(e) must be met. If the NRC grants an electronic document exemption in 
accordance with 10 CFR 2.302(g)(3), then the requirements for paper 
documents, set forth in 10 CFR 2.304(b) must be met.
    In accordance with 10 CFR 2.309(b), a request for a hearing must be 
filed by July 8, 2008.
    In addition to meeting other applicable requirements of 10 CFR 
2.309, a request for a hearing filed by a person other than an 
applicant must state:
    1. The name, address, and telephone number of the requester;
    2. The nature of the requester's right under the Act to be made a 
party to the proceeding;
    3. The nature and extent of the requester's property, financial or 
other interest in the proceeding;
    4. The possible effect of any decision or order that may be issued 
in the proceeding on the requester's interest; and
    5. The circumstances establishing that the request for a hearing is 
timely in accordance with 10 CFR 2.309(b).
    In accordance with 10 CFR 2.309(f)(1), a request for hearing or 
petitions for leave to intervene must set forth with particularity the 
contentions sought to be raised. For each contention, the request or 
petition must:
    1. Provide a specific statement of the issue of law or fact to be 
raised or controverted;
    2. Provide a brief explanation of the basis for the contention;
    3. Demonstrate that the issue raised in the contention is within 
the scope of the proceeding;
    4. Demonstrate that the issue raised in the contention is material 
to the findings that the NRC must make to support the action that is 
involved in the proceeding;
    5. Provide a concise statement of the alleged facts or expert 
opinions which support the requester's/petitioner's position on the 
issue and on which the requester/petitioner intends to rely to support 
its position on the issue; and
    6. Provide sufficient information to show that a genuine dispute 
exists with the applicant on a material issue of law or fact. This 
information must include references to specific portions of the 
application that the requester/petitioner disputes and the supporting 
reasons for each dispute, or, if the requester/petitioner believes the 
application fails to contain information on a relevant matter as 
required by law, the identification of each failure and the supporting 
reasons for the requester's/petitioner's belief.
    In addition, in accordance with 10 CFR 2.309(f)(2), contentions 
must be based on documents or other information available at the time 
the petition is to be filed, such as the application, or other 
supporting document filed by an applicant or licensee, or otherwise 
available to the petitioner. Contentions may be amended or new 
contentions filed after the initial filing only with leave of the 
presiding officer.
    Requesters/petitioners should, when possible, consult with each 
other in preparing contentions and combine

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similar subject matter concerns into a joint contention, for which one 
of the co-sponsoring requesters/petitioners is designated the lead 
representative. Further, in accordance with 10 CFR 2.309(f)(3), any 
requester/petitioner that wishes to adopt a contention proposed by 
another requester/petitioner must do so, in accordance with the E-
Filing rule, within 10 days of the date the contention is filed, and 
designate a representative who shall have the authority to act for the 
requester/petitioner.
    As indicated below, pursuant to 10 CFR 2.310(g), any hearing would 
be subject to the procedures set forth in 10 CFR Part 2, subpart M.

III. Opportunity to Provide Written Comments

    Within 30 days from the date of publication of this notice, persons 
may submit written comments regarding the license transfer application, 
as provided for in 10 CFR 2.1305. The Commission will consider and, if 
appropriate, respond to these comments, but such comments will not 
otherwise constitute part of the decisional record. Comments should be 
submitted to the Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001, Attention: Rulemakings and Adjudications 
Staff, and should cite the publication date and page number of this 
Federal Register notice. Comments received after 30 days will be 
considered if practicable to do so, but only those comments received on 
or before the due date can be assured consideration.

IV. Further Information

    For further details with respect to the proposed action, see the 
licensee's letter dated December 18, 2007 (See ADAMS ML073540523), a 
letter from NRC to the licensee dated February 1, 2008, requesting 
financial information from the potential buyer (See ADAMS ML080160032), 
a letter from NRC to the licensee dated February 1, 2008, acknowledging 
the receipt of the Application (See ADAMS ML080090595), a transmittal 
letter dated March 21, 2008, and affidavit requesting that the 
financial information provided to NRC be withheld from the public 
pursuant to NRC regulation 10 CFR part 2.390 (See ADAMS ML081420592), 
and a letter from NRC dated May 30, 2008, to the counsel representing 
the potential buyer agreeing with the 10 CFR Part 2.390 request (See 
ADAMS ML081440408), all of which are available for public inspection, 
and can be copied for a fee, at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission's Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint 
North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland, 20852. 
The NRC maintains an Agency-wide 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.
    Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who have problems in 
accessing the documents located in ADAMS may contact the PDR reference 
staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737 or by e-mail at 
pdr.resource@nrc.gov.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 11th day of June 2008.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Keith I. McConnell,
Deputy Director, 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. E8-13727 Filed 6-17-08; 8:45 am]
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