License Amendment for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Bear Creek Facility, Converse County, Wyoming, 25484-25486 [2013-10265]

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Issued in Washington, DC on April 26, 2013. Suzanne Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation. [FR Doc. 2013–10298 Filed 4–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No.: 40–8452; NRC–2012–0095] License Amendment for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Bear Creek Facility, Converse County, Wyoming Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact; issuance. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the issuance of a license amendment to Source Materials License SUA–1310 issued to Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC or the licensee) to authorize alternate concentration limits (ACLs) at its point of compliance (POC) wells and the deletion of License Condition (LC) No. 47 for its Bear Creek Uranium Mill facility in Converse County, Wyoming. The NRC has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for this proposed action in accordance with its regulations. Based E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 1, 2013 / Notices 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 following the publication of this document. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2012–0095 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may access information related to this document, which the NRC possesses and is publicly available, using any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2012–0095. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–492–3668; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual(s) listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may access publicly available documents online in the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/readingrm/adams.html. To begin the search, select ‘‘ADAMS Public Documents’’ and then select ‘‘Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.’’ For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The ADAMS accession numbers for the referenced documents are: The licensee’s license amendment request and environmental evaluation dated November 28, 2011 (ADAMS Accession Nos. ML12046A858, ML12046A857, ML12046A856, and ML12046A854); and EA for License Amendment No. 51 dated February 27, 2013 (ADAMS Accession No. LML12145A264). • NRC’s PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public documents at the NRC’s PDR, Room O1–F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. 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, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–5869; email: Thomas.McLaughlin@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Bear Creek Uranium Mill operated from September 1977 until VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:21 Apr 30, 2013 Jkt 229001 January 1986, and generated 4.7 million tons of uranium ore ‘‘tailings’’ that were placed in an onsite earthen impoundment. Decommissioning of the mill occurred between August 1987 and March 1989. Reclamation of the tailings impoundment began in June 1997 and was completed in November 1999. Following a final inspection of the completed tailings reclamation activities, in July 2001, the NRC staff concluded that reclamation of the facility had been completed in accordance with the requirements of part 40, Appendix A of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) and the licensee’s approved tailings reclamation plan (ADAMS Accession No. ML011910515). The licensee addressed, and the NRC approved, the remaining site-wide reclamation plan elements through separate licensing actions, including mill demolition, relocation of lined evaporation pond sediments, soil decommissioning plan, and ground water remediation. In November 2010, the NRC staff notified APC that assumptions contained in APC’s 1997 ACL application were incorrect, and requested that a new ACL application be submitted (ADAMS Accession No. ML103280165). On November 28, 2011, APC submitted the license renewal application. The current licensing action is in preparation for the termination of the license and transfer of the site to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for Long-Term Care and Surveillance. II. Environmental Assessment Summary The purpose of the proposed amendment is to prepare the site for transfer to DOE. By letter dated November 28, 2011, the licensee submitted a request to the NRC for approval of ACLs for nickel, radium, and uranium for its POC wells and to establish new point of exposure (POE) wells at the northern edge of its boundary which will be part of the Long-Term Surveillance Boundary (LTSB). The elimination of LC No. 47 is a necessary step for the transfer of the license to DOE. On April 26, 2012, NRC issued a Federal Register Notice (77 FR 24993) requesting comments on the licensee’s proposed amendment. No comments were received. The NRC staff, in coordination with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, has prepared the EA in support of the proposed license amendment. The EA assessed the potential environmental impacts associated with this request for a license amendment to establish ACLs at the POC wells and designate new POE wells PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25485 at the LTSB, and documented the results of the assessment in this EA. The NRC staff performed this assessment in accordance with the requirements of part 51 of 10 CFR, ‘‘Environmental Protection Regulations for Domestic Licensing and Related Regulatory Functions.’’ In conducting the assessment, the NRC staff considered the following: • Information in the ACL application and supporting documentation; • Information in modeling reports and NRC staff review reports; • Information in land use and environmental monitoring reports; • Personal communications with licensee staff, the State of Wyoming, and Federal agencies; • Information from NRC staff site visits and inspections; • 10 CFR Part 40, Appendix A, ‘‘Criteria Relating to the Operation of Uranium Mills and the Disposition of Tailings or Wastes Produced by the Extraction or Concentration of Source Material From Ores Processed Primarily for Their Source Material Content’’; • NUREG–1620, Rev. 1, ‘‘Standard Review Plan for the Review of a Reclamation Plan for Mill Tailings Sites Under Title II of the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978’’ (ADAMS Accession No. ML031550522); and • NUREG–1748, ‘‘Environmental Review Guidance for Licensing Actions Associated with NMSS Programs, Final Report’’ (ADAMS Accession No. ML032540811). As an alternative to the proposed action, the NRC staff considered denial of the proposed action (i.e., the ‘‘noaction alternative’’). Denial of the proposed license amendment would result in no change in current environmental impacts. The environmental impacts of the proposed action and the alternative action, both of which involve ground water quality, are similar since the ACLs in both alternatives are the same, as the licensee has requested the same values for nickel, radium, and uranium at the POCs. For the proposed action, only the POE well locations (i.e., monitoring locations relocated to the northern site boundary) are changed. In either alternative, offsite ground water quality is either at or below the designated POE compliance values. III. Finding of No Significant Impact Based on the analysis contained in the EA, the NRC staff concluded that there are no significant environmental impacts from the proposed action, and that the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1 25486 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 1, 2013 / Notices warranted. Accordingly, the NRC determined that a Finding of No Significant Impact is appropriate. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 22nd day of April 2013. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Andrew Persinko, 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. 2013–10265 Filed 4–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos.: 52–034 and 52–035; NRC– 2008–0594] Luminant Generation Company, LLC., Combined License Application for Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, Units 3 and 4, Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an exemption from Section 50.71(e)(3)(iii) of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), for the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant (CPNPP), Units 3 and 4, Combined License (COL) Application, Docket Numbers 52–034 and 52–035, submitted by Luminant Generation Company, LLC. (Luminant) for the proposed facility to be located in Somervell County, Texas. In accordance with 10 CFR 51.21, the NRC is issuing this environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact. Environmental Assessment— Identification of the Proposed Action The proposed action is a one-time schedule exemption from the requirements of 10 CFR 50.71(e)(3)(iii). During the period from the docketing of a COL application until the NRC makes a finding under 10 CFR 52.103(g) pertaining to facility operation, Luminant must, pursuant to 10 CFR 50.71(e)(3)(iii), submit an annual update to the Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR). The proposed exemption would allow Luminant to submit its COL application FSAR update, scheduled for June 2013, on or before November 30, 2013, and to submit the subsequent FSAR annual update in November 2014. The current FSAR update schedule could not be changed, absent the exemption. The NRC is authorized to grant the exemption pursuant to 10 CFR 50.12. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:21 Apr 30, 2013 Jkt 229001 The proposed action is in accordance with Luminant’s request dated January 28, 2013, and can be found in the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) under Accession No. ML13031A041. Need for the Proposed Action Since the CPNPP, Units 3 and 4, COL application references the US–APWR DCD, the proposed action is needed in order to provide Luminant sufficient time to fully incorporate into the COL application (COLA) FSAR, Revision 4 of the United States—Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor (US–APWR) Design Control Document (DCD), which Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. plans to submit to the NRC on or before August 31, 2013. Luminant has requested a one-time exemption from the requirements specified in 10 CFR 50.71(e)(3)(iii) in order to reduce the burden associated with identifying all committed changes that were made to the DCD, since Revision 3 to the US– APWR DCD. The only alternative would be not issuing the exemption. Because this alternative would require Luminant to issue COLA FSAR, Revision 4 between US–APWR DCD, Revisions 3 and 4, Luminant would need to identify all changes made since the issuance of US– APWR DCD, Revision 3, and revise the COLA FSAR to account for any changes that have not yet been incorporated into US–APWR DCD, Revision 4. Additionally, the NRC reviewers would need to review US–APWR DCD, Revision 3, identify all committed changes to the COLA FSAR, and review all Updated Tracking Reports in order to understand how COLA Revision 4 is linked to the latest US–APWR DCD revision. Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action The NRC has completed its evaluation of the proposed action and concludes that there are no environmental impacts associated with the proposed exemption. The proposed exemption is solely administrative in nature in that it pertains to the schedule for submittal to the NRC of revisions to a COL application under 10 CFR Part 52. The proposed action will not increase the probability or consequences of accidents. No changes are being made in the types of effluents that may be released offsite. There is no increase in the amount of any effluent released offsite. There is no increase in occupational or public radiation exposure. Therefore, there are no radiological environmental impacts associated with the proposed action. PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 With regard to potential nonradiological impacts, the proposed action does not have any foreseeable impacts to land, air, or water resources, including impacts to biota. In addition, there are also no known socioeconomic or environmental justice impacts associated with the proposed action. Therefore, there are no non-radiological environmental impacts associated with the proposed action. Accordingly, the NRC concludes that there are no environmental impacts associated with the proposed action. Environmental Impacts of the Alternatives to the Proposed Action As an alternative to the proposed action, the NRC staff considered denial of the proposed action (i.e., the ‘‘noaction’’ alternative). Denial of the application would result in no change in current environmental impacts. Therefore, the environmental impacts of the proposed action and the alternative action are similar. Alternative Use of Resources The proposed action does not involve the use of any different resources than those previously considered in NUREG– 1943, ‘‘Final Environmental Impact Statement for Combined Licenses (COLs) for Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, Units 3 and 4,’’ dated May 13, 2011. Agencies and Persons Consulted On March 11, 2013, the NRC staff consulted with an official from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Radiation Inspection Branch regarding the environmental impact of the proposed action. The representative from the Texas DSHS had no comments. Finding of No Significant Impact On the basis of the environmental assessment, the NRC concludes that the proposed action will not have an effect on the quality of the human environment. Accordingly, the NRC has determined not to prepare an environmental impact statement for the proposed action. For further details with respect to the proposed action, see Luminant’s letter dated January 28, 2013. 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 Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No.: 40-8452; NRC-2012-0095]


License Amendment for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Bear Creek 
Facility, Converse County, Wyoming

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact; 
issuance.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering 
the issuance of a license amendment to Source Materials License SUA-
1310 issued to Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC or the licensee) to 
authorize alternate concentration limits (ACLs) at its point of 
compliance (POC) wells and the deletion of License Condition (LC) No. 
47 for its Bear Creek Uranium Mill facility in Converse County, 
Wyoming. The NRC has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for this 
proposed action in accordance with its regulations. Based

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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 following the publication of this document.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2012-0095 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may access information related to this document, which the NRC 
possesses and is publicly available, using any of the following 
methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2012-0095. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-492-
3668; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact 
the individual(s) listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
of this document.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may access publicly available documents online in the NRC 
Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the 
search, select ``ADAMS Public Documents'' and then select ``Begin Web-
based ADAMS Search.'' For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC's 
Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-
4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The ADAMS accession numbers 
for the referenced documents are: The licensee's license amendment 
request and environmental evaluation dated November 28, 2011 (ADAMS 
Accession Nos. ML12046A858, ML12046A857, ML12046A856, and ML12046A854); 
and EA for License Amendment No. 51 dated February 27, 2013 (ADAMS 
Accession No. LML12145A264).
     NRC's PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public 
documents at the NRC's PDR, Room O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

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, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-5869; email: 
Thomas.McLaughlin@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The Bear Creek Uranium Mill operated from September 1977 until 
January 1986, and generated 4.7 million tons of uranium ore 
``tailings'' that were placed in an onsite earthen impoundment. 
Decommissioning of the mill occurred between August 1987 and March 
1989. Reclamation of the tailings impoundment began in June 1997 and 
was completed in November 1999. Following a final inspection of the 
completed tailings reclamation activities, in July 2001, the NRC staff 
concluded that reclamation of the facility had been completed in 
accordance with the requirements of part 40, Appendix A of Title 10 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) and the licensee's approved 
tailings reclamation plan (ADAMS Accession No. ML011910515). The 
licensee addressed, and the NRC approved, the remaining site-wide 
reclamation plan elements through separate licensing actions, including 
mill demolition, relocation of lined evaporation pond sediments, soil 
decommissioning plan, and ground water remediation. In November 2010, 
the NRC staff notified APC that assumptions contained in APC's 1997 ACL 
application were incorrect, and requested that a new ACL application be 
submitted (ADAMS Accession No. ML103280165). On November 28, 2011, APC 
submitted the license renewal application. The current licensing action 
is in preparation for the termination of the license and transfer of 
the site to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for Long-Term Care and 
Surveillance.

II. Environmental Assessment Summary

    The purpose of the proposed amendment is to prepare the site for 
transfer to DOE. By letter dated November 28, 2011, the licensee 
submitted a request to the NRC for approval of ACLs for nickel, radium, 
and uranium for its POC wells and to establish new point of exposure 
(POE) wells at the northern edge of its boundary which will be part of 
the Long-Term Surveillance Boundary (LTSB). The elimination of LC No. 
47 is a necessary step for the transfer of the license to DOE. On April 
26, 2012, NRC issued a Federal Register Notice (77 FR 24993) requesting 
comments on the licensee's proposed amendment. No comments were 
received.
    The NRC staff, in coordination with the Wyoming Department of 
Environmental Quality, has prepared the EA in support of the proposed 
license amendment. The EA assessed the potential environmental impacts 
associated with this request for a license amendment to establish ACLs 
at the POC wells and designate new POE wells at the LTSB, and 
documented the results of the assessment in this EA. The NRC staff 
performed this assessment in accordance with the requirements of part 
51 of 10 CFR, ``Environmental Protection Regulations for Domestic 
Licensing and Related Regulatory Functions.''
    In conducting the assessment, the NRC staff considered the 
following:
     Information in the ACL application and supporting 
documentation;
     Information in modeling reports and NRC staff review 
reports;
     Information in land use and environmental monitoring 
reports;
     Personal communications with licensee staff, the State of 
Wyoming, and Federal agencies;
     Information from NRC staff site visits and inspections;
     10 CFR Part 40, Appendix A, ``Criteria Relating to the 
Operation of Uranium Mills and the Disposition of Tailings or Wastes 
Produced by the Extraction or Concentration of Source Material From 
Ores Processed Primarily for Their Source Material Content'';
     NUREG-1620, Rev. 1, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review 
of a Reclamation Plan for Mill Tailings Sites Under Title II of the 
Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978'' (ADAMS Accession 
No. ML031550522); and
     NUREG-1748, ``Environmental Review Guidance for Licensing 
Actions Associated with NMSS Programs, Final Report'' (ADAMS Accession 
No. ML032540811).
    As an alternative to the proposed action, the NRC staff considered 
denial of the proposed action (i.e., the ``no-action alternative''). 
Denial of the proposed license amendment would result in no change in 
current environmental impacts. The environmental impacts of the 
proposed action and the alternative action, both of which involve 
ground water quality, are similar since the ACLs in both alternatives 
are the same, as the licensee has requested the same values for nickel, 
radium, and uranium at the POCs. For the proposed action, only the POE 
well locations (i.e., monitoring locations relocated to the northern 
site boundary) are changed. In either alternative, offsite ground water 
quality is either at or below the designated POE compliance values.

III. Finding of No Significant Impact

    Based on the analysis contained in the EA, the NRC staff concluded 
that there are no significant environmental impacts from the proposed 
action, and that the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement 
is not

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warranted. Accordingly, the NRC determined that a Finding of No 
Significant Impact is appropriate.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 22nd day of April 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Andrew Persinko,
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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