Washington State University; Notice of Issuance of Renewed Facility Operating License No. R-76, 62868-62869 [2011-26180]

Download as PDF 62868 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 196 / Tuesday, October 11, 2011 / Notices Dated: October 4, 2011. Yoira Diaz-Sanabria, Technical Assistant, Technical Support Branch, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2011–26177 Filed 10–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2011–0006] Sunshine Federal Register Notice Nuclear Regulatory Commission. DATE: Week of October 10, 2011. PLACE: Commissioners’ Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. STATUS: Public and Closed. ADDITIONAL ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED: AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETINGS: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Week of October 10, 2011 Wednesday, October 12, 2011 8:55 a.m. Affirmation Session (Public Meeting) (Tentative) a. 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If you no longer wish to receive it, or would like to be added to the distribution, please contact the Office of the Secretary, Washington, DC 20555 (301–415–1969), or send an e-mail to darlene.wright@nrc.gov. Dated: October 5, 2011. Rochelle C. Bavol, Policy Coordinator, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–26303 Filed 10–6–11; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–027, NRC–2011–0083] Washington State University; Notice of Issuance of Renewed Facility Operating License No. R–76 Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of issuance of renewed facility operating license No. R–76. AGENCY: You can access publicly available documents related to this notice using the following methods: NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR): The public may examine and have copied for a fee, publicly available documents at the NRC’s PDR, Room O1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are available electronically at the NRC’s Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/adams.html. From this page, the public can gain entry into ADAMS, which provides text and image files of NRC’s public documents. If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC’s PDR reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by e-mail to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. For details with respect to the application for renewal, see the licensee’s letter dated June 24, ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2002 (ADAMS Accession No. ML092390202), as supplemented on April 7 (two letters) (ADAMS Accession Nos. ML101031097 and ML101030215), May 3 (ADAMS Accession No. ML101310231), May 24 (ADAMS Accession No. ML101530139), June 30 (ADAMS Accession No. ML101890720), July 30 (ADAMS Accession No. 102230406), August 4 (ADAMS Accession No. ML 102230415), August 10 (ADAMS Accession No. ML102300722), August 17 (ADAMS Accession No. ML102360194), and September 22, 2010 (ADAMS Accession No. ML102780440), and March 23 (ADAMS Accession No. ML110900059), July 15 (ADAMS Accession No. ML11202A095), July 18, (ADAMS Accession No. ML11207A068), August, (ADAMS Accession No. ML11221A162), and August 26, 2011 (ADAMS Accession No. ML112430148). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linh N. Tran, Senior Project Manager, Research and Test Reactor Licensing Branch, Division of Policy and Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Rockville, MD 20852. Telephone: 301–415–4103; fax number: (301) 415–3031; e-mail: Lihn.Tran@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, the Commission) has issued renewed Facility Operating License No. R–76, held by the Washington State University (WSU, the licensee), which authorizes continued operation of the WSU Modified TRIGA Nuclear Reactor, located in Pullman, Whitman County, Washington. The WSU Modified TRIGA Nuclear Reactor is a pool-type, natural convection, light-water cooled, and shielded reactor that was converted to the use of TRIGA (Training, Research, Isotope Production, General Atomics) fuel. The WSU NRCR is licensed to operate at a steady-state power level of 1 megawatt thermal power and pulse mode operation with a peak pulse power of 2,000 megawatt. The renewed Facility Operating License No. R–76 will expire 20 years from its date of issuance. The renewed facility operating license complies with the standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the Commission’s rules and regulations. The Commission has made appropriate findings as required by the Act and the Commission’s regulations in Title 10, Chapter 1, ‘‘Nuclear Regulatory Commission,’’ of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), and sets forth those findings in the renewed facility E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 196 / Tuesday, October 11, 2011 / Notices operating license. The agency afforded an opportunity for hearing in the Notice of Opportunity for Hearing published in the Federal Register on June 28, 2010 (75 FR 36717–36721). The NRC received no request for a hearing or petition for leave to intervene following the notice. The NRC staff prepared a safety evaluation report for the renewal of Facility Operating License No. R–76 and concluded, based on that evaluation, the licensee can continue to operate the facility without endangering the health and safety of the public. The NRC staff also prepared an Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the renewal of the facility operating license, noticed in the Federal Register on April 19, 2011 (76 FR 2192821931), and concluded that renewal of the facility operating license will not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 30th day of September, 2011. For The Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Patricia A. Silva, Acting Chief, Research and Test Reactors Licensing Branch, Division of Policy and Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2011–26180 Filed 10–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P Sunshine Notice—October 27, 2011 Board of Directors Meeting Thursday, October 27, 2011, 10 a.m. (Open Portion) 10:15 a.m. (Closed Portion). PLACE: Offices of the Corporation, Twelfth Floor Board Room, 1100 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. STATUS: Meeting OPEN to the Public from 10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Closed portion will commence at 10:15 a.m. (approx.). MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. President’s Report 2. Tribute—Christopher J. Hanley FURTHER MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: (Closed to the Public 10:15 a.m.) 1. Reports 2. Revisions to OPIC Bylaws 3. Revised Delegation of Authority 4. Finance Project—Egypt and South Sudan (upon the opening of OPIC Programs) 5. Finance Project—Guatemala 6. Finance Project—Peru 7. Finance Project—Mexico 8. Finance Project—Global mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES TIME AND DATE: 20:47 Oct 07, 2011 Dated: October 5, 2011. Connie M. Downs, Corporate Secretary, Overseas Private Investment Corporation. [FR Doc. 2011–26302 Filed 10–6–11; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3210–01–P OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY Request for Information: Building A 21st Century Bioeconomy Notice of Request for Information (RFI). ACTION: The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit input from all interested parties regarding recommendations for harnessing biological research innovations to meet national challenges in health, food, energy, and the environment while creating high-wage, high-skill jobs. The public input provided through this Notice will inform the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) as it works with Federal agencies and other stakeholders to develop a National Bioeconomy Blueprint. DATES: October 7, 2011—December 6, 2011. ADDRESSES: BIOECONOMY@OSTP.GOV. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION VerDate Mar<15>2010 9. Finance Project—Mexico, Ukraine, Brazil, Colombia, Jamaica, Egypt, Vietnam, India and Nigeria 10. Finance Project—Sierra Leone, Liberia, other West Africa countries 11. Finance Project—Sub-Saharan Africa 12. Finance Project—Global 13. Pending Major Projects Written summaries of the projects to be presented will be posted on OPIC’s Web site on or about October 7, 2011. CONTACT PERSON FOR INFORMATION: Information on the meeting may be obtained from Connie M. Downs at (202) 336–8438. Jkt 226001 Purpose The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit input from all interested parties regarding recommendations for harnessing biological research innovations to meet national challenges in health, food, energy, and the environment while creating high-wage, high-skill jobs. The public input provided through this Notice will inform the Office of Science and Technology Policy as it works with Federal agencies and other stakeholders to develop a National Bioeconomy Blueprint. PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62869 Background On September 16, 2011, President Obama announced that his Administration will develop a National Bioeconomy Blueprint detailing Administration-wide steps to harness biological research innovations to address national challenges in health, food, energy, and the environment. Biological research underpins the foundation of a significant portion of our economy. By better leveraging our national investments in biological research and development, the Administration will grow the jobs of the future and improve the lives of all Americans. Twenty-first century advances in biological research and technologies are poised to return tremendous public benefits. For example, advances in human genome-informed personalized medicine and data analytics could be combined to improve human health in novel ways. In bio-based industry, biological design can create new opportunities for biofuels, chemicals, materials, and energy-efficient manufacturing processes. The National Bioeconomy Blueprint will identify strategies to meet grand challenges, promote commercialization and entrepreneurship, focus research and development investments in areas that will provide the foundation for the bioeconomy, expand workforce training to prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers for the bioeconomy jobs of the future, identify regulatory reforms that will reduce unnecessary burdens on innovators while protecting health and safety, and describe appropriate public-private partnerships to accelerate innovation in key areas. OSTP seeks comment on the questions listed below to inform the development of the National Bioeconomy Blueprint: Grand challenges: President Obama has identified ‘‘grand challenges’’ as an important element of his innovation strategy, such as ‘‘smart anti-cancer therapeutics that kill cancer cells and leave their normal neighbors untouched; early detection of dozens of diseases from a saliva sample; personalized medicine that enables the prescription of the right dose of the right drug for the right person; a universal vaccine for influenza that will protect against all future strains; and regenerative medicine that can end the agonizing wait for an organ transplant.’’ (1) Identify one or more grand challenges for the bioeconomy in areas such as health, energy, the environment, and agriculture, and suggest concrete E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 50-027, NRC-2011-0083]


Washington State University; Notice of Issuance of Renewed 
Facility Operating License No. R-76

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of issuance of renewed facility operating license No. R-
76.

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ADDRESSES: You can access publicly available documents related to this 
notice using the following methods:
    NRC's Public Document Room (PDR): The public may examine and have 
copied for a fee, publicly available documents at the NRC's PDR, Room 
O1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, 
Maryland.
    NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): 
Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are 
available electronically at the NRC's Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this page, the public can gain 
entry into ADAMS, which provides text and image files of NRC's public 
documents. If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems 
in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC's PDR 
reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by e-mail to 
pdr.resource@nrc.gov. For details with respect to the application for 
renewal, see the licensee's letter dated June 24, 2002 (ADAMS Accession 
No. ML092390202), as supplemented on April 7 (two letters) (ADAMS 
Accession Nos. ML101031097 and ML101030215), May 3 (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML101310231), May 24 (ADAMS Accession No. ML101530139), June 30 (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML101890720), July 30 (ADAMS Accession No. 102230406), 
August 4 (ADAMS Accession No. ML 102230415), August 10 (ADAMS Accession 
No. ML102300722), August 17 (ADAMS Accession No. ML102360194), and 
September 22, 2010 (ADAMS Accession No. ML102780440), and March 23 
(ADAMS Accession No. ML110900059), July 15 (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML11202A095), July 18, (ADAMS Accession No. ML11207A068), August, 
(ADAMS Accession No. ML11221A162), and August 26, 2011 (ADAMS Accession 
No. ML112430148).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linh N. Tran, Senior Project Manager, 
Research and Test Reactor Licensing Branch, Division of Policy and 
Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Rockville, MD 20852. Telephone: 301-415-4103; 
fax number: (301) 415-3031; e-mail: Lihn.Tran@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, 
the Commission) has issued renewed Facility Operating License No. R-76, 
held by the Washington State University (WSU, the licensee), which 
authorizes continued operation of the WSU Modified TRIGA Nuclear 
Reactor, located in Pullman, Whitman County, Washington. The WSU 
Modified TRIGA Nuclear Reactor is a pool-type, natural convection, 
light-water cooled, and shielded reactor that was converted to the use 
of TRIGA (Training, Research, Isotope Production, General Atomics) 
fuel. The WSU NRCR is licensed to operate at a steady-state power level 
of 1 megawatt thermal power and pulse mode operation with a peak pulse 
power of 2,000 megawatt. The renewed Facility Operating License No. R-
76 will expire 20 years from its date of issuance.
    The renewed facility operating license complies with the standards 
and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the 
Act), and the Commission's rules and regulations. The Commission has 
made appropriate findings as required by the Act and the Commission's 
regulations in Title 10, Chapter 1, ``Nuclear Regulatory Commission,'' 
of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), and sets forth those 
findings in the renewed facility

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operating license. The agency afforded an opportunity for hearing in 
the Notice of Opportunity for Hearing published in the Federal Register 
on June 28, 2010 (75 FR 36717-36721). The NRC received no request for a 
hearing or petition for leave to intervene following the notice.
    The NRC staff prepared a safety evaluation report for the renewal 
of Facility Operating License No. R-76 and concluded, based on that 
evaluation, the licensee can continue to operate the facility without 
endangering the health and safety of the public. The NRC staff also 
prepared an Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant 
Impact for the renewal of the facility operating license, noticed in 
the Federal Register on April 19, 2011 (76 FR 2192821931), and 
concluded that renewal of the facility operating license will not have 
a significant impact on the quality of the human environment.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 30th day of September, 2011.

    For The Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Patricia A. Silva,
Acting Chief, Research and Test Reactors Licensing Branch, Division of 
Policy and Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2011-26180 Filed 10-7-11; 8:45 am]
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