Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for License Amendment Request to Byproduct Materials License No. 45-03499-08 for the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 55873-55874 [E8-22689]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 188 / Friday, September 26, 2008 / Notices and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on using the http:// www.regulations.gov Web site to submit comments and access the docket is available at the Web site’s ‘‘User Tips’’ link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available through the Web site, and for assistance in using the Internet to locate docket submissions. V. Authority and Signature Signed in Washington, DC, this 19th day of September 2008. Charles S. Ciccolella, Assistant Secretary, Veterans Employment and Training Service. [FR Doc. E8–22512 Filed 9–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–79–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 5–2007 (72 FR 31159). [Docket No. 03031655] Signed at Washington, DC, this 22nd day of September 2008. Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. E8–22666 Filed 9–25–08; 8:45 am] AGENCY: Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for License Amendment Request to Byproduct Materials License No. 45–03499–08 for the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Issuance of Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for License Amendment. BILLING CODE 4510–26–P FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Veterans Employment and Training Service Agency Information Collection Activities: New Collection; Comment Request; 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Data Collection and Effectiveness Study. Thomas K. Thompson, Senior Health Physicist, Commercial and R&D Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Region I, 475 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania; telephone: (610) 337–5303; fax number: (610) 337–5269; or by e-mail: Thomas.Thompson@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ACTION: Notice; correction. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service published a document in the Federal Register. Agency Information Collection Activities: New Collection; Comment Request Action: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Data Collection and Effectiveness Study. The Department is issuing a restructured a paragraph for clarification purposes. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Correction This is to correct the ‘‘text’’ caption in the Federal Register of on August 15, 2008, Volume 73, Number 159, and OFR Doc # 2008–18858, on page 47981, in section marked Date, to read: DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 from publication of notice. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:07 Sep 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the issuance of a license renewal to Byproduct Materials License No. 45– 03499–08. This license is held by The College of William and Mary (the Licensee) in Williamsburg, Virginia. As part of its license renewal, the Licensee has requested an exemption from the requirement in 10 CFR 30.32(g) to list sealed sources by their manufacturer and model number as registered under the provisions of 10 CFR 32.210. The Licensee requested this exemption in a letter dated October 31, 2005. The NRC has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) in support of this proposed action in accordance with the requirements of Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 51 (10 CFR Part 51). Based on the EA, the NRC has concluded that a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is appropriate with respect to the proposed action. The license renewal, including the approval of the exemption request, will be issued to the Licensee Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 following the publication of this FONSI and EA in the Federal Register. II. Environmental Assessment Identification of Proposed Action The proposed action would renew License No. 45–03499–08, including approval of the Licensee’s request for exemption submitted on October 31, 2005. License No. 45–03499–08 was issued on September 14, 1990, pursuant to 10 CFR Parts 30 and 70, and has been amended periodically since that time. This license authorized the Licensee for laboratory research, calibration, and teaching and training of students. It also authorized the possession of neutron sources containing plutonium for storage incident to disposal. On June 29, 2005, the Licensee submitted its renewal application for License No. 45–03499–08. In a letter dated October 31, 2005, submitted in response to an inquiry from the NRC, the Licensee requested an exemption from the requirement in 10 CFR 30.32(g) to list sealed sources by manufacturer and model number as registered under the provisions of 10 CFR 32.210. In requesting this exemption, the Licensee states that most of its source inventory consists of sealed sources which have long been in their possession and that most do not bear a manufacturer’s name or model number, and that it therefore would be unable to provide that information. Need for the Proposed Action I. Introduction PO 00000 55873 The Licensee possesses neutron sources containing plutonium being held for disposal, and other sources of low activity, less than a millicurie each, and has possessed and used these sources for many years without incident. This exemption is needed to authorize the Licensee to continue to possess these sources. Technical Analysis of the Proposed Action 10 CFR 30.11(a) states that the Commission may grant such exemptions from the requirements of the regulations as it determines are authorized by law and will not endanger life or property or the common defense and security and are otherwise in the public interest. The NRC staff has analyzed the Licensee’s request to be authorized to receive and take possession of sealed sources and devices which have not been registered with the NRC under 10 CFR 32.210 or with an Agreement State. The NRC staff considered that the Licensee is qualified by sufficient training and experience and has sufficient facilities and equipment to handle these sources and E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 55874 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 188 / Friday, September 26, 2008 / Notices devices. Furthermore, NRC inspections have evaluated the Licensee’s performance and determined that the Licensee has safely handled these unregistered sources for many years. Accordingly, the NRC staff has concluded that granting this exemption is authorized by law and will not endanger life or property or the common defense and security, and is in the public interest. Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action The proposed action is largely administrative in nature. The Licensee has handled sources and devices which have not been registered by the NRC under 10 CFR 32.210, or by an Agreement State, for many years. The Licensee is qualified by sufficient training and experience and has sufficient facilities and equipment to handle these sources and devices. Approving this exemption will have no environmental impact. Environmental Impacts of the Alternatives to the Proposed Action Due to the largely administrative nature of the proposed action, its environmental impacts are small. Additionally, denying the exemption request would result in no change in current environmental impacts. The environmental impacts of the proposed action and the no-action alternative are therefore similar, and the no-action alternative is accordingly not further considered. Conclusion The NRC staff has concluded that the proposed action will not significantly impact the quality of the human environment; the NRC staff concludes that the proposed action is the preferred alternative. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Agencies and Persons Consulted The NRC staff has determined that the proposed action is of a procedural nature, and will not affect listed species or critical habitat. Therefore, no further consultation is required under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act. The NRC staff has also determined that the proposed action is not the type of activity that has the potential to cause effects on historic properties. Therefore, no further consultation is required under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. III. Finding of No Significant Impact The NRC staff has prepared this EA in support of the proposed action. On the basis of this EA, the NRC finds that there are no significant environmental VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:07 Sep 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 impacts from the proposed action, and that preparation of an environmental impact statement is not warranted. Accordingly, the NRC has determined that a Finding of No Significant Impact is appropriate. IV. Further Information Documents related to this action, including the application for exemption and supporting documentation, are available electronically at the NRC’s Electronic Reading Room at http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this site, you can access the NRC’s Agencywide Document Access and Management System (ADAMS), which provides text and image files of NRC’s public documents. The documents related to this action are listed below, along with their ADAMS accession numbers. 1. License renewal application dated June 29, 2005 [ML052130136] 2. Licensee letter dated October 31, 2005 [ML053130381] If you do not have access to ADAMS, or if there are problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC Public Document Room (PDR) Reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301– 415–4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. These documents may also be viewed electronically on the public computers located at the NRC’s PDR, O1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The PDR reproduction contractor will copy documents for a fee. Dated at Region I, 475 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, PA, this 11th day of September, 2008. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. James P. Dwyer, Chief, Commercial and R&D Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Region I. [FR Doc. E8–22689 Filed 9–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 030–11789] Notice of Environmental Assessment Related to the Issuance of a License Amendment to Byproduct Material License No. 24–00196–07, for Unrestricted Release of a Facility for Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Issuance of Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for License Amendment. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George M. McCann, Senior Health Physicist, Decommissioning Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Region III, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 2443 Warrenville Road, Lisle, Illinois 60532; telephone: (630) 829–9856; fax number: (630) 515–1259; or by e-mail at Mike.McCann@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the issuance of an amendment to terminate NRC Byproduct Materials License No. 24–00196–07, which is held by Saint Louis University (licensee). The issuance of the amendment would authorize the unrestricted release of the licensee’s Institute for Molecular Virology (the facility), which consists of a 25,000 square foot building located on the licensee’s campus at 3681 Park Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri. The NRC has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) in support of this proposed action in accordance with the requirements of Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 51 (10 CFR Part 51). Based on the EA, the NRC has concluded that a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is appropriate with respect to the proposed action. The amendment will be issued to the Licensee following the publication of this FONSI and EA in the Federal Register. II. Environmental Assessment Identification of Proposed Action The proposed action would approve the licensee’s request to release the facility for unrestricted use in accordance with 10 CFR Part 20, Subpart E. The Licensee requested this action in a letter dated July 9, 2008 (ADAMS Accession Number ML081930612). The license was issued on January 16, 1976, pursuant to 10 CFR Part 30, and has been amended periodically since that time. This license authorized the Licensee to use unsealed byproduct materials for conducting research and development activities involving medical research, diagnostic and therapy medical procedures, laboratory studies and educational programs in the areas of molecular virology, viral oncology, and cancer biology. The licensee performed a Historical Site Assessment (HSA) in May and June of 2008. 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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 03031655]


Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of 
No Significant Impact for License Amendment Request to Byproduct 
Materials License No. 45-03499-08 for the College of William and Mary, 
Williamsburg, VA

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Issuance of Environmental Assessment and Finding of No 
Significant Impact for License Amendment.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas K. Thompson, Senior Health 
Physicist, Commercial and R&D Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials 
Safety, Region I, 475 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania; 
telephone: (610) 337-5303; fax number: (610) 337-5269; or by e-mail: 
Thomas.Thompson@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the 
issuance of a license renewal to Byproduct Materials License No. 45-
03499-08. This license is held by The College of William and Mary (the 
Licensee) in Williamsburg, Virginia. As part of its license renewal, 
the Licensee has requested an exemption from the requirement in 10 CFR 
30.32(g) to list sealed sources by their manufacturer and model number 
as registered under the provisions of 10 CFR 32.210. The Licensee 
requested this exemption in a letter dated October 31, 2005. The NRC 
has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) in support of this 
proposed action in accordance with the requirements of Title 10, Code 
of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 51 (10 CFR Part 51). Based on the 
EA, the NRC has concluded that a Finding of No Significant Impact 
(FONSI) is appropriate with respect to the proposed action. The license 
renewal, including the approval of the exemption request, will be 
issued to the Licensee following the publication of this FONSI and EA 
in the Federal Register.

II. Environmental Assessment

Identification of Proposed Action

    The proposed action would renew License No. 45-03499-08, including 
approval of the Licensee's request for exemption submitted on October 
31, 2005. License No. 45-03499-08 was issued on September 14, 1990, 
pursuant to 10 CFR Parts 30 and 70, and has been amended periodically 
since that time. This license authorized the Licensee for laboratory 
research, calibration, and teaching and training of students. It also 
authorized the possession of neutron sources containing plutonium for 
storage incident to disposal.
    On June 29, 2005, the Licensee submitted its renewal application 
for License No. 45-03499-08. In a letter dated October 31, 2005, 
submitted in response to an inquiry from the NRC, the Licensee 
requested an exemption from the requirement in 10 CFR 30.32(g) to list 
sealed sources by manufacturer and model number as registered under the 
provisions of 10 CFR 32.210. In requesting this exemption, the Licensee 
states that most of its source inventory consists of sealed sources 
which have long been in their possession and that most do not bear a 
manufacturer's name or model number, and that it therefore would be 
unable to provide that information.

Need for the Proposed Action

    The Licensee possesses neutron sources containing plutonium being 
held for disposal, and other sources of low activity, less than a 
millicurie each, and has possessed and used these sources for many 
years without incident. This exemption is needed to authorize the 
Licensee to continue to possess these sources.

Technical Analysis of the Proposed Action

    10 CFR 30.11(a) states that the Commission may grant such 
exemptions from the requirements of the regulations as it determines 
are authorized by law and will not endanger life or property or the 
common defense and security and are otherwise in the public interest. 
The NRC staff has analyzed the Licensee's request to be authorized to 
receive and take possession of sealed sources and devices which have 
not been registered with the NRC under 10 CFR 32.210 or with an 
Agreement State. The NRC staff considered that the Licensee is 
qualified by sufficient training and experience and has sufficient 
facilities and equipment to handle these sources and

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devices. Furthermore, NRC inspections have evaluated the Licensee's 
performance and determined that the Licensee has safely handled these 
unregistered sources for many years. Accordingly, the NRC staff has 
concluded that granting this exemption is authorized by law and will 
not endanger life or property or the common defense and security, and 
is in the public interest.

Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action

    The proposed action is largely administrative in nature. The 
Licensee has handled sources and devices which have not been registered 
by the NRC under 10 CFR 32.210, or by an Agreement State, for many 
years. The Licensee is qualified by sufficient training and experience 
and has sufficient facilities and equipment to handle these sources and 
devices. Approving this exemption will have no environmental impact.

Environmental Impacts of the Alternatives to the Proposed Action

    Due to the largely administrative nature of the proposed action, 
its environmental impacts are small. Additionally, denying the 
exemption request would result in no change in current environmental 
impacts. The environmental impacts of the proposed action and the no-
action alternative are therefore similar, and the no-action alternative 
is accordingly not further considered.

Conclusion

    The NRC staff has concluded that the proposed action will not 
significantly impact the quality of the human environment; the NRC 
staff concludes that the proposed action is the preferred alternative.

Agencies and Persons Consulted

    The NRC staff has determined that the proposed action is of a 
procedural nature, and will not affect listed species or critical 
habitat. Therefore, no further consultation is required under Section 7 
of the Endangered Species Act. The NRC staff has also determined that 
the proposed action is not the type of activity that has the potential 
to cause effects on historic properties. Therefore, no further 
consultation is required under Section 106 of the National Historic 
Preservation Act.

III. Finding of No Significant Impact

    The NRC staff has prepared this EA in support of the proposed 
action. On the basis of this EA, the NRC finds that there are no 
significant environmental impacts from the proposed action, and that 
preparation of an environmental impact statement is not warranted. 
Accordingly, the NRC has determined that a Finding of No Significant 
Impact is appropriate.

IV. Further Information

    Documents related to this action, including the application for 
exemption and supporting documentation, are available electronically at 
the NRC's Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/
adams.html. From this site, you can access the NRC's Agencywide 
Document Access and Management System (ADAMS), which provides text and 
image files of NRC's public documents. The documents related to this 
action are listed below, along with their ADAMS accession numbers.
    1. License renewal application dated June 29, 2005 [ML052130136]
    2. Licensee letter dated October 31, 2005 [ML053130381]
    If you do not have access to ADAMS, or if there are problems in 
accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC Public 
Document Room (PDR) Reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or 
by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. These documents may also be viewed 
electronically on the public computers located at the NRC's PDR, O1 
F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. 
The PDR reproduction contractor will copy documents for a fee.

    Dated at Region I, 475 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, PA, this 
11th day of September, 2008.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
James P. Dwyer,
Chief, Commercial and R&D Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, 
Region I.
 [FR Doc. E8-22689 Filed 9-25-08; 8:45 am]
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