Salmon River Uranium Development Site; Notice of Completion of Remediation at Salmon River Uranium Development Site, Near North Fork, ID, 56867-56868 [E8-22908]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 190 / Tuesday, September 30, 2008 / Notices By order of the Commission. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E8–22862 Filed 9–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION ebenthall on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES Exelon Nuclear Texas Holdings, LLC; Notice of Receipt and Availability of Application for a Combined License On September 2, 2008, Exelon Nuclear Texas Holdings, LLC filed with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, the Commission) pursuant to Section 103 of the Atomic Energy Act and Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 52, ‘‘Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants,’’ an application for a combined license (COL) for two economic simplified boiling water reactor (ESBWR) nuclear power plants, to be located in Victoria County, Texas. The reactors are to be identified as Victoria County Station, Units 1 and 2. An applicant may seek a COL in accordance with Subpart C of 10 CFR Part 52. The information submitted by the applicant includes certain administrative information such as financial qualifications submitted pursuant to [10 CFR 52.77], as well as technical information submitted pursuant to [10 CFR 52.79]. Subsequent Federal Register notices will address the acceptability of the tendered COL application for docketing and provisions for participation of the public in the COL review process. A copy of the application is available for public inspection at the Commission’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, Public File Area O1 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland, and via the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at the NRC Web site, http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/adams.html. The cover letter ADAMS accession number is ML082540469. Future publicly available documents related to the application will also be posted in ADAMS. 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 staff by telephone at 1–800–397–4209 or 301–415–4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. The application is also available at http:// VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:35 Sep 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/ col.html. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 24th day of September, 2008. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Mark E. Tonacci, Senior Project Manager, ESBWR/ABWR Projects Branch 2, Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors. [FR Doc. E8–22909 Filed 9–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 40–3400, License No. P–4001 (Expired), R–230 (Expired)] Salmon River Uranium Development Site; Notice of Completion of Remediation at Salmon River Uranium Development Site, Near North Fork, ID Notice of completion of remediation at the Salmon River Uranium Development Site, near North Fork, Idaho. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is noticing the completion of remediation activities at the Salmon River Uranium Development Site, near North Fork, Idaho. Background: The U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) issued Source Material License P–4001 to Salmon River Uranium Development, Inc. (SRUD) on October 10, 1958. This license authorized SRUD to possess and transfer source material. On March 30, 1959, the AEC issued Source Material License No. R–0230 to SRUD. This license authorized the receipt and possession of source material for processing. Source Material License No. R–0230 expired on June 30, 1959 and Source Material License No. P–4001 expired on October 31, 1959. Both uranium and thorium ores were processed at the site. Processing of source material occurred at two separate times, the late-1950s and the late-1970s. Processing operations were conducted in the late-1950s in accordance with the AEC licenses. During the late-1970s, pilot plant operations were conducted at the site to determine the viability of experimental ore processing techniques. The SRUD site was placed on the NRC’s Site Decommissioning Management Plan (SDMP) list in 1994. In May 2001, NRC staff visited the SRUD site and identified thorium contamination in the form of partially processed ore. In 2003, the NRC and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education conducted scoping surveys of the site. During 2004 and 2005, NRC PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56867 staff worked with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish an approach for remediation of the site. EPA agreed to perform remediation activities at the SRUD site in accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 9601(14) and (33). A Removal Action Work Plan (ADAMS No. ML072880344), which specified its step-by-step process for conducting cleanup activities at the SRUD site, was developed by the EPA and approved by the NRC. The EPA’s Removal Action Work Plan included the removal and disposal of hazardous chemical and radiological contaminants that may pose a threat to workers, public health and welfare, and the environment. EPA’s radiological release criteria was based on a recreational use scenario for the site. Implementation of the EPA’s work plan began on October 23, 2007, and was completed on June 3, 2008. Contaminated waste material above the unrestricted release criteria was shipped to licensed disposal sites. EPA’s work activities summary report is documented in the Final Removal Action Report, dated September 12, 2008 (ADAMS No. ML082590288). The NRC staff conducted confirmatory radiological surveys of site structures and land areas and collected soil samples for analysis by the NRC’s independent laboratory contractor to verify results obtained by EPA. Confirmatory surveys consisted of surface scans for alpha, beta and gamma radiation, direct measurements for total alpha and beta activity, collection and analysis of soil samples for thorium and uranium, and collection of smear samples for determining removable radioactivity levels. The survey information and sample results are documented in Inspection Reports 040– 03400/07–01 (ADAMS No. ML080320117) and 040–03400/08–01 (ADAMS No. ML082180190). The NRC performed an independent dose assessment using the recreational scenario employed by the EPA to evaluate the EPA’s cleanup criteria and evaluate the condition of the SRUD site. Based on the considerations discussed above, the Commission has concluded that: (1) Radioactive material above release limits has been properly disposed; (2) reasonable effort has been made to eliminate residual radioactive contamination; and (3) FSSs and associated documentation demonstrate that the site is suitable for unrestricted release in accordance with the criteria in 10 CFR Part 20, Subpart E. Therefore, E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1 56868 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 190 / Tuesday, September 30, 2008 / Notices the Salmon River site near North Fork, Idaho is suitable for unrestricted use. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional relevant information is available for public inspection at the Commission’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, Public File Area O1 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available records will be accessible electronically from the Agency-wide 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/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 PDR Reference staff by telephone at 1–800– 397–4209, 301–415–4737 or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 19th day of September 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. E8–22908 Filed 9–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P needs this information in order to adjudicate the claim. We received no comments on our 60day notice on this information collection (OPM Form 1673), published in the Federal Register on June 17, 2008. Approximately 80 claims are submitted annually. It takes approximately 60 minutes to complete the form. The annual estimated burden is 80 hours. For copies of this proposal, contact Margaret A. Miller by telephone at (202) 606–2699, by FAX at (202) 418–3251, or by e-mail at Margaret.Miller@opm.gov. Please include a mailing address with your request. DATES: Comments on this proposal should be received within 30 calendar days from the date of this publication. 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ACTION: Notice. ebenthall on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, May 22, 1995), this notice announces that the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of an expiring information collection. This information collection, ‘‘Procedures for Submitting Compensation and Leave Claims’’ (OMB Control No. 3206–0232; OPM Form 1673), is used to collect information from current and former Federal civilian employees who are submitting a claim for compensation and/or leave. OPM VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:35 Sep 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service Global Expedited Package Service negotiated service agreement. This action is consistent with changes in a recent law governing postal operations. DATES: Comments are due October 2, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at http:// www.prc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 202–789–6820 and stephen.sharfman@prc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction On September 22, 2008, the Postal Service filed a notice, which has been assigned to Docket No. CP2008–25.1 This Notice announces an individual negotiated service agreement, namely, a specific Global Expedited Package Service (GEPS) contract the Postal Service has entered into with an individual mailer. The Postal Service believes that it is functionally equivalent to the Global Expedited Package Services 1 (GEPS 1) product established in Docket No. CP2008–5. Docket No. CP2008–5. The Governor’s Decision supporting the GEPS 1 product was filed in consolidated Docket No. CP2008–5.2 In Order No. 86, the Commission established GEPS 1 as a product and held that additional contracts may be included as part of the GEPS 1 product if they meet the requirements of 39 U.S.C. 3633, and if they are substantially equivalent to the initial GEPS 1 contract filed in Docket No. CP2008–5.3 The GEPS 1 product provides volume-based incentives for mailers that send large volumes of Express Mail International (EMI) and/or Priority Mail International (PMI). Related contract. The Postal Service filed the proposed contract in this docket pursuant to 39 CFR 3015.5, asserting that it is in accord with Order No. 86 and is substantially equivalent to the initial GEPS 1 contract filed with the Commission. Id. In support of its filing, the Postal Service also provides the contract and certain supporting material under seal. The Notice contains the Postal Service’s arguments that this contract is substantially equivalent and that it exhibits similar cost and market characteristics. Notice at 3–5. The Postal Service also maintains that the contract, by virtue of its terms, fits within the proposed Mail Classification Schedule language for GEPS 1. Id. at 2. While maintaining that the contract is substantially equivalent to the initial GEPS 1 contract, the Postal Service 1 Notice of United States Postal Service Filing of Functionally Equivalent Global Expedited Package Services 1 Negotiated Service Agreement, September 22, 2008 (Notice). 2 Docket No. CP2008–5, United States Postal Service Notice of Filing Redacted Copy of Governors’ Decision No. 08–7, July 23, 2008. 3 Docket No. CP2008–5, Order Concerning Global Expedited Package Services Contracts, June 27, 2008 at 7 (Order No. 86) (‘‘The Commission will verify whether or not any subsequent contract is in fact substantially equivalent. Contracts not having substantially the same terms and conditions as the GEPS 1 contract must be filed under 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B.’’). E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 190 (Tuesday, September 30, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56867-56868]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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[Docket No. 40-3400, License No. P-4001 (Expired), R-230 (Expired)]


Salmon River Uranium Development Site; Notice of Completion of 
Remediation at Salmon River Uranium Development Site, Near North Fork, 
ID

ACTION: Notice of completion of remediation at the Salmon River Uranium 
Development Site, near North Fork, Idaho.

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SUMMARY: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is noticing the 
completion of remediation activities at the Salmon River Uranium 
Development Site, near North Fork, Idaho.
    Background: The U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) issued Source 
Material License P-4001 to Salmon River Uranium Development, Inc. 
(SRUD) on October 10, 1958. This license authorized SRUD to possess and 
transfer source material. On March 30, 1959, the AEC issued Source 
Material License No. R-0230 to SRUD. This license authorized the 
receipt and possession of source material for processing. Source 
Material License No. R-0230 expired on June 30, 1959 and Source 
Material License No. P-4001 expired on October 31, 1959.
    Both uranium and thorium ores were processed at the site. 
Processing of source material occurred at two separate times, the late-
1950s and the late-1970s. Processing operations were conducted in the 
late-1950s in accordance with the AEC licenses. During the late-1970s, 
pilot plant operations were conducted at the site to determine the 
viability of experimental ore processing techniques.
    The SRUD site was placed on the NRC's Site Decommissioning 
Management Plan (SDMP) list in 1994. In May 2001, NRC staff visited the 
SRUD site and identified thorium contamination in the form of partially 
processed ore. In 2003, the NRC and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science 
and Education conducted scoping surveys of the site. During 2004 and 
2005, NRC staff worked with the Idaho Department of Environmental 
Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish 
an approach for remediation of the site.
    EPA agreed to perform remediation activities at the SRUD site in 
accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation 
and Liability Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 9601(14) and (33). A Removal 
Action Work Plan (ADAMS No. ML072880344), which specified its step-by-
step process for conducting cleanup activities at the SRUD site, was 
developed by the EPA and approved by the NRC.
    The EPA's Removal Action Work Plan included the removal and 
disposal of hazardous chemical and radiological contaminants that may 
pose a threat to workers, public health and welfare, and the 
environment. EPA's radiological release criteria was based on a 
recreational use scenario for the site.
    Implementation of the EPA's work plan began on October 23, 2007, 
and was completed on June 3, 2008. Contaminated waste material above 
the unrestricted release criteria was shipped to licensed disposal 
sites. EPA's work activities summary report is documented in the Final 
Removal Action Report, dated September 12, 2008 (ADAMS No. 
ML082590288).
    The NRC staff conducted confirmatory radiological surveys of site 
structures and land areas and collected soil samples for analysis by 
the NRC's independent laboratory contractor to verify results obtained 
by EPA. Confirmatory surveys consisted of surface scans for alpha, beta 
and gamma radiation, direct measurements for total alpha and beta 
activity, collection and analysis of soil samples for thorium and 
uranium, and collection of smear samples for determining removable 
radioactivity levels. The survey information and sample results are 
documented in Inspection Reports 040-03400/07-01 (ADAMS No. 
ML080320117) and 040-03400/08-01 (ADAMS No. ML082180190). The NRC 
performed an independent dose assessment using the recreational 
scenario employed by the EPA to evaluate the EPA's cleanup criteria and 
evaluate the condition of the SRUD site.
    Based on the considerations discussed above, the Commission has 
concluded that: (1) Radioactive material above release limits has been 
properly disposed; (2) reasonable effort has been made to eliminate 
residual radioactive contamination; and (3) FSSs and associated 
documentation demonstrate that the site is suitable for unrestricted 
release in accordance with the criteria in 10 CFR Part 20, Subpart E. 
Therefore,

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the Salmon River site near North Fork, Idaho is suitable for 
unrestricted use.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional relevant information is 
available for public inspection at the Commission's Public Document 
Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, Public File Area O1 F21, 
11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly 
available records will be accessible electronically from the Agency-
wide 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/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 PDR Reference staff by telephone at 1-800-397-4209, 
301-415-4737 or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 19th day of September 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. E8-22908 Filed 9-29-08; 8:45 am]
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