Notice of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Issuance of Materials License SUA-1596 for Uranium One Americas, Inc. Moore Ranch In Situ, 62153-62154 [2010-25274]

Download as PDF 62153 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 194 / Thursday, October 7, 2010 / Notices For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Paul Michalak, Chief, Materials Decommissioning Branch, 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. 2010–25276 Filed 10–6–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 40–9073; NRC–2009–0364] Notice of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Issuance of Materials License SUA–1596 for Uranium One Americas, Inc. Moore Ranch In Situ Recovery Facility Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of issuance of materials license SUA–1596. AGENCY: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a license to Uranium One Americas, Inc. (Uranium One) for its Moore Ranch uranium in situ recovery (ISR) facility in Campbell County, Wyoming. Materials License SUA–1596 authorizes Uranium One to operate its facility as proposed in its license application, as amended, and to possess uranium source and 11.e(2) byproduct material at the Moore Ranch facility. Furthermore, Uranium One will be required to operate under the conditions listed in Materials License SUA–1596. This notice also serves as the record of decision for the NRC decision granting the Uranium One application for the Moore Ranch facility and issuing Materials License SUA–1596. This record of decision satisfies the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ................... ................... ................... ................... ................... ................... ................... ................... jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES 9 ................... 10 ................. license complied with the standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the Commission’s regulations. As required by the Act and the Commission’s regulations in 10 CFR 40.32(b–c), the staff has found that Uranium One is qualified by reason of training and experience to use source material for the purpose it requested; and that Uranium One’s proposed equipment and procedures for use at its Moore Ranch facility are adequate to protect public health and minimize danger to life or property. The NRC staff’s review supporting these findings is documented in the SER. The NRC staff has also concluded, in accordance with 10 CFR 40.32(d), that issuance of Materials License SUA–1596 to Uranium One will not be inimical to the common defense and security or to the health and safety of the public. Uranium One’s request for a materials license was previously noticed in the Federal Register on January 25, 2008 (73 FR 4642), with a notice of an opportunity to request a hearing. The NRC did not receive any requests for a hearing on the license application. In accordance with 10 CFR 2.390 of the NRC’s ‘‘Rules of Practice,’’ the details with respect to this action, including the SER and accompanying documentation and license, 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 ADAMS accession numbers for the documents related to this notice are: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Applicant’s application, October 2, 2007 .................................................................................................................. First Response to Request for Additional Information, July 11, 2008 ...................................................................... Second Response to Request for Additional Information, October 28, 2008 .......................................................... First Open Issue Response, December 4, 2009 ...................................................................................................... Second Open Issue Response, December 10, 2009 ............................................................................................... Third Open Issue Response, January 18, 2010 ....................................................................................................... Generic Environmental Impact Statement for In Situ Leach Uranium Milling Facilities, May 2009 ........................ Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Moore Ranch In Situ Recovery Project, August 2010. NRC Safety Evaluation Report, September 2010 .................................................................................................... Source Materials License for the Moore Ranch, September 28, 2010 .................................................................... 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 via e-mail to PDR.Resource@nrc.gov. VerDate Mar<15>2010 regulatory requirement in Section 51.102(a) of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, which requires a Commission decision on any action for which a final environmental impact statement has been prepared to be accompanied by or include a concise public record of decision. The NRC has always considered that the entire publically available record for a license application as the agency’s record of decision. Documents related to the application carry docket number 40– 9073. These documents for the Moore Ranch ISR facility include the license application (including the applicant’s environmental report) [ML072851218], the Commission’s Safety Evaluation Report (SER) published in September 2010 [ML101310291] and the Commission’s Final Supplemental Environmental Impaction Statement (FSEIS) (NUREG–1910, Supplement 1) published in August 2010 [ML102290470]. As discussed in the Moore Ranch FSEIS, the Commission considered a range of alternatives. The reasonable alternatives discussed in detail were the applicant’s proposal as described in its license application to conduct in situ uranium recovery on the site and the no-action alternative. Other alternatives considered but eliminated from detailed analysis include conventional uranium mining and milling, conventional mining and heap leach processing, alternative site location, alternate lixiviants and alternate wastewater treatment methods. The factors considered when evaluating the alternatives, discussion of preferences among the alternatives, and license conditions and monitoring programs related to mitigation measures are also discussed in the Moore Ranch FSEIS. The NRC has found that the application for the source material 14:42 Oct 06, 2010 Jkt 223001 These documents may also be viewed electronically on the public computers located at the NRC’s PDR, O 1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The PDR reproduction contractor will copy documents for a fee. PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ML072851218 ML082060521 ML090370721 ML093440347 ML093570333 ML100250919 ML091530075 ML102290470 ML101310291 ML102345678 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas T. Mandeville, Project Manager, Uranium Recovery Licensing Branch, Decommissioning and Uranium Recovery Licensing Directorate, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Office of E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1 62154 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 194 / Thursday, October 7, 2010 / Notices Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555. Telephone: (301) 415–0724; fax number: (301) 415– 5369; e-mail: douglas.mandeville@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 30th day of September 2010. 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. 2010–25274 Filed 10–6–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2010–0319; Docket No. 50–400] jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES Carolina Power & Light Company; Notice of Withdrawal of Application for Amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, the Commission) has granted the request of the Carolina Power & Light Company (the licensee) to withdraw its application dated September 29, 2008, as supplemented by letters dated January 16, 2009, August 12, 2009, January 18, 2010, and August 16, 2010, for a proposed amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License No. NPF–63 for the Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1, located in Wake County, North Carolina. The proposed amendment would have modified Technical Specification (TS) Sections 5.6.1.3.a and 5.6.1.3.b to incorporate the results of a new criticality analysis. Specifically the TSs would be revised to add new requirements for the Boiling-Water Reactor (BWR) spent fuel storage racks containing Boraflex in Spent Fuel Pools A and B. The requirements for the BWR spent fuel racks currently contained in TS 5.6.1.3 would be revised to specify applicability to the spent fuel storage racks containing Boral in Spent Fuel Pool B. The Commission had previously issued a Notice of Consideration of Issuance of Amendment published in the Federal Register on February 24, 2009 (74 FR 8283). However, by letter dated September 28, 2010, the licensee withdrew the proposed change. For further details with respect to this action, see the application for amendment dated September 29, 2008 VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:42 Oct 06, 2010 Jkt 223001 (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML082800410), as supplemented by letters dated January 16, 2009, (ADAMS Accession No. ML090230373), August 12, 2009 (ADAMS Accession No. ML092310549), January 18, 2010 (ADAMS Accession No. ML100250850), and August 16, 2010 (ADAMS Accession No. ML102370768), and the licensee’s letter dated September 28, 2010, which withdrew the application for license amendment. Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC’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 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, or 301– 415–4737 or by e-mail to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 30th day of September 2010. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Douglas A. Broaddus, Chief, Plant Licensing Branch II–2, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2010–25281 Filed 10–6–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Investment Company Act Release No. 29455; 812–13624] Van Eck Associates Corporation, et al.; Notice of Application October 1, 2010. Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice of an application to amend a prior order under section 6(c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (‘‘Act’’) for an exemption from sections 2(a)(32), 5(a)(1), 22(d), 22(e) and 24(d) of the Act and rule 22c–1 under the Act, under sections 6(c) and 17(b) of the Act for an exemption from sections 17(a)(1) and (a)(2) of the Act, and under section 12(d)(1)(J) of the Act granting an exemption from sections 12(d)(1)(A) and 12(d)(1)(B) of the Act. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Summary of Application: Applicants request an order to amend a prior order that permits: (a) Series of an open-end management investment company (each a ‘‘Fund,’’ collectively, the ‘‘Funds’’) to issue shares that can be redeemed only in large aggregations (‘‘Creation Units’’); (b) secondary market transactions in shares to occur at negotiated prices; (c) dealers to sell such shares to secondary market purchasers unaccompanied by a statutory prospectus when prospectus delivery is not required by the Securities Act of 1933 (‘‘Securities Act’’); (d) under specified limited circumstances, certain Funds to pay redemption proceeds more than seven days after the tender of shares; (e) certain registered management investment companies and unit investment trusts outside of the same group of investment companies as the Funds to acquire shares; and (f) certain affiliated persons of the Funds to deposit securities into, and receive securities from, the Funds in connection with the purchase and redemption of Creation Units of such Funds (‘‘Prior Order’’).1 Applicants seek to amend the Prior Order to: (a) Permit certain Funds based on equity and/or fixed income securities indexes for which Van Eck Associates Corporation (‘‘Adviser’’) or an ‘‘affiliated person’’ of the Adviser as defined in section 2(a)(3) of the Act, is an index provider (each a ‘‘Self Indexing Fund’’); (b) delete the relief granted from section 24(d) of the Act and revise various disclosure requirements in the applications for the Prior Order (‘‘Prior Applications’’); (c) modify the 80% investment requirement in the Prior Applications; (d) revise the discussion of depositary receipts in the Prior Applications; and (e) revise the discussion in the Prior Applications of the composition of securities deposited with the Fund to purchase Creation Units (‘‘Deposit Securities’’) and securities received in connection with redemption of Creation Units (‘‘Fund Securities’’). Applicants: Adviser, Market Vectors ETF Trust (‘‘Trust’’), and Van Eck Securities Corporation (‘‘Distributor’’). Filing Dates: The application was filed on January 23, 2009, and amended 1 Van Eck Associates Corporation, et al., Investment Company Act Release Nos. 27283 (Apr. 7, 2006) (notice) and 27311 (May 2, 2006) (order), as subsequently amended by Van Eck Associates Corporation, et al., Investment Company Act Release Nos. 27694 (Jan. 31, 2007) (notice) and 27742 (Feb. 27, 2007) (order), Van Eck Associates Corporation, et al., Investment Company Act Release Nos. 28007 (Sept. 28, 2007) (notice) and 28021 (Oct. 24, 2007) (order), Van Eck Associates Corporation, et al., Investment Company Act Release Nos. 28349 (July 31, 2008) (notice) and 28365 (August 25, 2008) (order). E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 194 (Thursday, October 7, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62153-62154]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-25274]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 40-9073; NRC-2009-0364]


Notice of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Issuance of Materials 
License SUA-1596 for Uranium One Americas, Inc. Moore Ranch In Situ 
Recovery Facility

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of issuance of materials license SUA-1596.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has 
issued a license to Uranium One Americas, Inc. (Uranium One) for its 
Moore Ranch uranium in situ recovery (ISR) facility in Campbell County, 
Wyoming. Materials License SUA-1596 authorizes Uranium One to operate 
its facility as proposed in its license application, as amended, and to 
possess uranium source and 11.e(2) byproduct material at the Moore 
Ranch facility. Furthermore, Uranium One will be required to operate 
under the conditions listed in Materials License SUA-1596.
    This notice also serves as the record of decision for the NRC 
decision granting the Uranium One application for the Moore Ranch 
facility and issuing Materials License SUA-1596. This record of 
decision satisfies the regulatory requirement in Section 51.102(a) of 
Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, which requires a 
Commission decision on any action for which a final environmental 
impact statement has been prepared to be accompanied by or include a 
concise public record of decision.
    The NRC has always considered that the entire publically available 
record for a license application as the agency's record of decision. 
Documents related to the application carry docket number 40-9073. These 
documents for the Moore Ranch ISR facility include the license 
application (including the applicant's environmental report) 
[ML072851218], the Commission's Safety Evaluation Report (SER) 
published in September 2010 [ML101310291] and the Commission's Final 
Supplemental Environmental Impaction Statement (FSEIS) (NUREG-1910, 
Supplement 1) published in August 2010 [ML102290470]. As discussed in 
the Moore Ranch FSEIS, the Commission considered a range of 
alternatives. The reasonable alternatives discussed in detail were the 
applicant's proposal as described in its license application to conduct 
in situ uranium recovery on the site and the no-action alternative. 
Other alternatives considered but eliminated from detailed analysis 
include conventional uranium mining and milling, conventional mining 
and heap leach processing, alternative site location, alternate 
lixiviants and alternate wastewater treatment methods. The factors 
considered when evaluating the alternatives, discussion of preferences 
among the alternatives, and license conditions and monitoring programs 
related to mitigation measures are also discussed in the Moore Ranch 
FSEIS.
    The NRC has found that the application for the source material 
license complied with the standards and requirements of the Atomic 
Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the Commission's 
regulations. As required by the Act and the Commission's regulations in 
10 CFR 40.32(b-c), the staff has found that Uranium One is qualified by 
reason of training and experience to use source material for the 
purpose it requested; and that Uranium One's proposed equipment and 
procedures for use at its Moore Ranch facility are adequate to protect 
public health and minimize danger to life or property. The NRC staff's 
review supporting these findings is documented in the SER. The NRC 
staff has also concluded, in accordance with 10 CFR 40.32(d), that 
issuance of Materials License SUA-1596 to Uranium One will not be 
inimical to the common defense and security or to the health and safety 
of the public.
    Uranium One's request for a materials license was previously 
noticed in the Federal Register on January 25, 2008 (73 FR 4642), with 
a notice of an opportunity to request a hearing. The NRC did not 
receive any requests for a hearing on the license application.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with 10 CFR 2.390 of the NRC's 
``Rules of Practice,'' the details with respect to this action, 
including the SER and accompanying documentation and license, 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 ADAMS 
accession numbers for the documents related to this notice are:

 
 
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1........................  Applicant's application,          ML072851218
                            October 2, 2007.
2........................  First Response to Request for     ML082060521
                            Additional Information, July
                            11, 2008.
3........................  Second Response to Request        ML090370721
                            for Additional Information,
                            October 28, 2008.
4........................  First Open Issue Response,        ML093440347
                            December 4, 2009.
5........................  Second Open Issue Response,       ML093570333
                            December 10, 2009.
6........................  Third Open Issue Response,        ML100250919
                            January 18, 2010.
7........................  Generic Environmental Impact      ML091530075
                            Statement for In Situ Leach
                            Uranium Milling Facilities,
                            May 2009.
8........................  Supplemental Environmental        ML102290470
                            Impact Statement for the
                            Moore Ranch In Situ Recovery
                            Project,
                            August 2010.................
9........................  NRC Safety Evaluation Report,     ML101310291
                            September 2010.
10.......................  Source Materials License for      ML102345678
                            the Moore Ranch, September
                            28, 2010.
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     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 
via e-mail to PDR.Resource@nrc.gov.
    These documents may also be viewed electronically on the public 
computers located at the NRC's PDR, O 1 F21, One White Flint North, 
11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The PDR reproduction 
contractor will copy documents for a fee.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas T. Mandeville, Project 
Manager, Uranium Recovery Licensing Branch, Decommissioning and Uranium 
Recovery Licensing Directorate, Division of Waste Management and 
Environmental Protection, Office of

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Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555. Telephone: (301) 
415-0724; fax number: (301) 415-5369; e-mail: 
douglas.mandeville@nrc.gov.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 30th day of September 2010.

    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.
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