Request To Modify License by Replacing Security Plan With New Radiation Safety Plan; U.S. Department of the Army, Jefferson Proving Ground, Madison, Indiana, 51754-51757 [2013-20421]

Download as PDF 51754 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 21, 2013 / Notices would include a central processing plant, consisting of pressurized down flow ion exchange columns, accompanying wellfields (including injection and production wells), and horizontal and vertical excursion monitoring well networks. The ISR process involves the dissolution of the water-soluble uranium from the mineralized host sandstone rock by pumping oxidants and chemical compounds through a series of injection wells. The uranium-rich solution is transferred from production wells to the central processing plant for uranium concentration using ion exchange columns. Final processing is conducted in the central processing plant to produce yellowcake, which would be sold to offsite facilities for further processing and eventual use as commercial fuel in nuclear power reactors. 3.0 Alternatives To Be Evaluated No-Action—the no-action alternative would be to deny the license application. Under this alternative, the NRC would not issue the license. This serves as a baseline for comparison. Proposed Action—the proposed federal action is to issue a license authorizing the possession and use of source material at the proposed ISR facilities. The license review process analyzes the safety and environmental issues related to the construction, operation, and decommissioning of the ISR facilities, and the restoration of the aquifer from which the uranium would be extracted. The applicant would be issued an NRC license under the provisions of 10 CFR part 40. Other alternatives not listed here may be identified through the environmental review process. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 4.0 Environmental Impact Areas To Be Analyzed The following areas have been tentatively identified for analysis in the SEIS: • Land Use: Plans, policies, and controls; • Transportation: Transportation modes, routes, quantities, and risk estimates; • Geology and Soils: Physical geography, topography, geology, and soil characteristics; • Water Resources: Surface and groundwater hydrology, water use and quality, and the potential for degradation; • Ecology: Wetlands, aquatic, terrestrial, economically and recreationally; Important species, and threatened and endangered species; VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Aug 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 • Air Quality: Meteorological conditions, ambient background, pollutant sources, and the potential for degradation; • Noise: Ambient, sources, and sensitive receptors; • Historical and Cultural Resources: Historical, archaeological, and traditional cultural resources; • Visual and Scenic Resources: Landscape characteristics, manmade features and viewshed; • Socioeconomics: Demography, economic base, labor pool, housing, transportation, utilities, public services/ facilities, and education; • Environmental Justice: Potential disproportionately high and adverse impacts to minority and low-income populations; • Public and Occupational Health: Potential public and occupational consequences from construction, routine operation, transportation, and credible accident scenarios (including natural events); • Waste Management: Types of wastes expected to be generated, handled, and stored; and • Cumulative Effects: Impacts from past, present, and reasonably foreseeable actions at and near the site(s). This list is not intended to be all inclusive, nor is it a predetermination of potential environmental impacts. 5.0 The NEPA Process The SEIS for the Reno Creek ISR Project will be prepared pursuant to the NRC’s NEPA regulations at 10 CFR Part 51. The NRC will conduct its environmental review of the application and as soon as practicable, the NRC will prepare and publish a draft SEIS. The NRC currently plans to have a 45-day public comment period for the draft SEIS. Availability of the draft SEIS and the dates of the public comment period will be announced in the Federal Register and the NRC Web site: www.nrc.gov. The final SEIS will include responses to public comments received on the draft SEIS. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 12th day of August, 2013. For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Aby Mohseni, Deputy Director, Environmental Protection and Performance Assessment Directorate, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs. [FR Doc. 2013–20386 Filed 8–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 40–8838; NRC–2013–0194] Request To Modify License by Replacing Security Plan With New Radiation Safety Plan; U.S. Department of the Army, Jefferson Proving Ground, Madison, Indiana Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: License amendment request; opportunity to provide comments, request a hearing and to petition for leave to intervene. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received, by letter dated June 21, 2013 (actual receipt by NRC was July 18, 2013), a license amendment application from the U.S. Department of the Army (the licensee) for its Jefferson Proving Ground (JPG) site located in Madison, Indiana, requesting to replace its security plan with a new radiation safety plan. DATES: Submit comments by September 20, 2013. Requests for a hearing and petition for leave to intervene must be filed by October 21, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comment by any of the following methods (unless this document describes a different method for submitting comments on a specific subject): • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2013–0194. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–287–3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual(s) listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, Announcements, and Directives Branch (RADB), Office of Administration, Mail Stop: 3WFN, 06A44M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. For additional direction on accessing information and submitting comments, see ‘‘Accessing Information and Submitting Comments’’ in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas McLaughlin, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555; telephone: 301–415–5869; email: Thomas.McLaughlin@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 21, 2013 / Notices I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES A. Accessing Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2013– 0194 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may access publicly-available information related to this action by the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2013–0194. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may access publiclyavailable 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 number for each document referenced in this notice (if that document is available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is referenced. The U.S. Department of the Army License Amendment request is available electronically in ADAMS under Accession No. ML13191A824. • 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. B. Submitting Comments Please include Docket ID NRC–2013– 0194 in the subject line of your comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make your comment submission available to the public in this docket. The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact information that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your comment submission. The NRC posts all comment submissions at http:// www.regulations.gov as well as entering the comment submissions into ADAMS. The NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove identifying or contact information. If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove such information VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Aug 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 before making the comment submissions available to the public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS. II. Background License No. SUB–1435 authorizes the licensee to possess depleted uranium. The proposed change is to modify License Condition No. 12 D which refers to the security plan of December 10, 2003 (ADAMS Accession No. ML033650261). In the security plan, a management team of Army personnel controls access to JPG. Under the proposed revised radiation plan, which would supersede the 2003 security plan, the access control for JPG would be managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service (ADAMS Accession No. ML13191A824). An NRC administrative review, documented in a letter to the U.S. Department of the Army dated July 24, 2013 (ADAMS Accession No. ML13204A269), found the application acceptable to begin a technical review. If the NRC approves the amendment, the approval will be documented in an amendment to the NRC License No. SUB–1435. However, before approving the proposed amendment, the NRC will need to make the findings required by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and the NRC’s regulations. These findings will be documented in a Safety Evaluation Report and an Environmental Assessment, unless the extension request satisfies the requirements of a categorical exclusion under 10 CFR 51.22. III. Opportunity To Request a Hearing and Petitions for Leave To Intervene Within 60 days after the date of publication of this Federal Register notice, any person whose interest may be affected by this proceeding and who wishes to participate as a party in the proceeding must file a written request for a hearing and/or a petition for leave to intervene with respect to the license amendment request. Requirements for hearing requests and petitions for leave to intervene are found in 10 CFR 2.309, ‘‘Hearing requests, petitions to intervene, requirements for standing, and contentions.’’ Interested persons should consult 10 CFR 2.309, which is available at the NRC’s PDR, Room O1– F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852 (or call the PDR at 1–800–397– 4209 or 301–415–4737). The NRC’s regulations are available online in the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/doc-collections/cfr/. As required by 10 CFR 2.309, a petition for leave to intervene shall set PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51755 forth with particularity the interest of the petitioner in the proceeding and how that interest may be affected by the results of the proceeding. The petition must provide the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner and specifically explain the reasons why intervention should be permitted with particular reference to the following factors: (1) The nature of the petitioner’s right under the Act to be made a party to the proceeding; (2) the nature and extent of the petitioner’s property, financial, or other interest in the proceeding; and (3) the possible effect of any order that may be entered in the proceeding on the petitioner’s interest. A petition for leave to intervene must also include a specification of the contentions that the petitioner seeks to have litigated in the hearing. For each contention, the petitioner must provide a specific statement of the issue of law or fact to be raised or controverted, as well as a brief explanation of the basis for the contention. Additionally, the petitioner must demonstrate that the issue raised by each contention is within the scope of the proceeding and is material to the findings the NRC must make to support the granting of a license amendment in response to the application. The petition must also include a concise statement of the alleged facts or expert opinions which support the position of the petitioner and on which the petitioner intends to rely at hearing, together with references to the specific sources and documents on which the petitioner intends to rely. Finally, the petition must provide sufficient information to show that a genuine dispute exists with the applicant on a material issue of law or fact, including references to specific portions of the application for amendment that the petitioner disputes and the supporting reasons for each dispute, or, if the petitioner believes that the application for amendment fails to contain information on a relevant matter as required by law, the identification of each failure and the supporting reasons for the petitioner’s belief. Each contention must be one that, if proven, would entitle the petitioner to relief. Those permitted to intervene become parties to the proceeding, subject to any limitations in the order granting leave to intervene, and have the opportunity to participate fully in the conduct of the hearing with respect to resolution of that person’s admitted contentions, including the opportunity to present evidence and to submit a crossexamination plan for cross-examination of witnesses, consistent with the NRC’s regulations, policies, and procedures. E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 51756 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 21, 2013 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board will set the time and place for any prehearing conferences and evidentiary hearings, and the appropriate notices will be provided. Requests for hearing, petitions for leave to intervene, and motions for leave to file new or amended contentions that are filed after October 21, 2013 day deadline will not be entertained absent a determination by the presiding officer that the filing demonstrates good cause by satisfying the three factors in 10 CFR 2.309(c)(1)(i–(iii). A State, local governmental body, Federally-recognized Indian tribe, or agency thereof may submit a petition to the Commission to participate as a party under 10 CFR 2.309(h)(1). The petition should state the nature and extent of the petitioner’s interest in the proceeding. The petition should be submitted to the Commission by October 21, 2013. The petition must be filed in accordance with the filing instructions in Section IV of this document, and should meet the requirements for petitions for leave to intervene set forth in this section, except that under 10 CFR 2.309(h)(2) a State, local governmental body, or Federally-recognized Indian tribe, or agency thereof does not need to address the standing requirements in 10 CFR 2.309(d) if the facility is a production or utilization facility located within its boundaries. A State, local governmental body, Federally-recognized Indian tribe, or agency thereof may also have the opportunity to participate in a hearing as a nonparty pursuant to 10 CFR 2.315(c). If a hearing is granted, any person who does not wish, or is not qualified, to become a party to this proceeding may, in the discretion of the presiding officer, be permitted to make a limited appearance under 10 CFR 2.315(a). A person making a limited appearance may make an oral or written statement of position on the issues, but may not otherwise participate in the proceeding. A limited appearance may be made at any session of the hearing or at any prehearing conference, subject to such limits and conditions as may be imposed by the presiding officer. Persons desiring to make a limited appearance are requested to inform the Secretary of the Commission by October 21, 2013. IV. Electronic Submissions (E-Filing) All documents filed in NRC adjudicatory proceedings, including a request for hearing, a petition for leave to intervene, any motion or other document filed in the proceeding prior to the submission of a request for hearing or petition to intervene, and VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Aug 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 documents filed by interested governmental entities participating under 10 CFR 2.315(c), must be filed in accordance with the NRC E-Filing rule (72 FR 49139; August 28, 2007). The EFiling process requires participants to submit and serve all adjudicatory documents over the Internet, or in some cases to mail copies on electronic storage media. Participants may not submit paper copies of their filings unless they seek an exemption in accordance with the procedures described below. To comply with the procedural requirements of E-Filing, at least 10 days prior to the filing deadline, the participant should contact the Office of the Secretary by email at hearing.docket@nrc.gov, or by telephone at 301–415–1677, to request (1) a digital identification (ID) certificate, which allows the participant (or its counsel or representative) to digitally sign documents and access the E-Submittal server for any proceeding in which it is participating; and (2) advise the Secretary that the participant will be submitting a request or petition for hearing (even in instances in which the participant, or its counsel or representative, already holds an NRCissued digital ID certificate). Based upon this information, the Secretary will establish an electronic docket for the hearing in this proceeding if the Secretary has not already established an electronic docket. Information about applying for a digital ID certificate is available on the NRC’s public Web site at http:// www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals/ apply-certificates.html. System requirements for accessing the ESubmittal server are detailed in the NRC’s ‘‘Guidance for Electronic Submission,’’ which is available on the agency’s public Web site at http:// www.nrc.gov/site-help/esubmittals.html. Participants may attempt to use other software not listed on the Web site, but should note that the NRC’s E-Filing system does not support unlisted software, and the NRC Meta System Help Desk will not be able to offer assistance in using unlisted software. If a participant is electronically submitting a document to the NRC in accordance with the E-Filing rule, the participant must file the document using the NRC’s online, Web-based submission form. In order to serve documents through the Electronic Information Exchange System, users will be required to install a Web browser plug-in from the NRC’s Web site. Further information on the Webbased submission form, including the PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 installation of the Web browser plug-in, is available on the NRC’s public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/ e-submittals.html. Once a participant has obtained a digital ID certificate and a docket has been created, the participant can then submit a request for hearing or petition for leave to intervene. Submissions should be in Portable Document Format (PDF) in accordance with the NRC guidance available on the NRC’s public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/sitehelp/e-submittals.html. A filing is considered complete at the time the documents are submitted through the NRC’s E-Filing system. To be timely, an electronic filing must be submitted to the E-Filing system no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Upon receipt of a transmission, the EFiling system time-stamps the document and sends the submitter an email notice confirming receipt of the document. The E-Filing system also distributes an email notice that provides access to the document to the NRC’s Office of the General Counsel and any others who have advised the Office of the Secretary that they wish to participate in the proceeding, so that the filer need not serve the documents on those participants separately. Therefore, applicants and other participants (or their counsel or representative) must apply for and receive a digital ID certificate before a hearing request/ petition to intervene is filed so that they can obtain access to the document via the E-Filing system. A person filing electronically using the agency’s adjudicatory E-Filing system may seek assistance by contacting the NRC Meta System Help Desk through the ‘‘Contact Us’’ link located on the NRC’s Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/esubmittals.html, by email to MSHD.Resource@nrc.gov, or by a tollfree call at 1–866–672–7640. The NRC Meta System Help Desk is available between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, excluding government holidays. Participants who believe that they have a good cause for not submitting documents electronically must file an exemption request, in accordance with 10 CFR 2.302(g), with their initial paper filing requesting authorization to continue to submit documents in paper format. Such filings must be submitted by: (1) First class mail addressed to the Office of the Secretary of the Commission, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, Attention: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff; or (2) courier, express mail, or expedited delivery E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 21, 2013 / Notices service to the Office of the Secretary, Sixteenth Floor, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852, Attention: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff. Participants filing a document in this manner are responsible for serving the document on all other participants. Filing is considered complete by first-class mail as of the time of deposit in the mail, or by courier, express mail, or expedited delivery service upon depositing the document with the provider of the service. A presiding officer, having granted an exemption request from using E-Filing, may require a participant or party to use E-Filing if the presiding officer subsequently determines that the reason for granting the exemption from use of E-Filing no longer exists. Documents submitted in adjudicatory proceedings will appear in the NRC’s electronic hearing docket which is available to the public at http:// ehd1.nrc.gov/ehd/, unless excluded pursuant to an order of the Commission, or the presiding officer. Participants are requested not to include personal privacy information, such as social security numbers, home addresses, or home phone numbers in their filings, unless an NRC regulation or other law requires submission of such information. With respect to copyrighted works, except for limited excerpts that serve the purpose of the adjudicatory filings and would constitute a Fair Use application, participants are requested not to include copyrighted materials in their submission. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 7th day of August 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. 2013–20421 Filed 8–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. CP2013–76; Order No. 1810] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Negotiated Service Agreement Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning an additional Global Expedited Package Services (GEPS) 3 negotiated service agreement. This notice informs the SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Aug 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps. DATES: Comments are due: August 22, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at http:// www.prc.gov. Those who cannot submit comments electronically should contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by telephone for advice on filing alternatives. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Background III. Contents of Filing IV. Commission Action V. Ordering Paragraphs I. Introduction On August 14, 2013, the Postal Service filed a notice stating that it has entered into an additional Global Expedited Package Services (GEPS) 3 negotiated service agreement (Agreement).1 The Postal Service seeks inclusion of the Agreement within the GEPS 3 product. Id. at 2. II. Background The Commission first approved the addition of a GEPS negotiated service agreement to the competitive product list as a result of consideration of Governors’ Decision No. 08–7 in Docket No. CP2008–5.2 The Commission later added GEPS 3 to the competitive product list and authorized the agreement filed in Docket No. CP2010– 71 to serve as the baseline agreement for comparison of potential functionally equivalent agreements.3 The Agreement is a successor to the negotiated service agreement that was the subject of Docket No. CP2012–34 and is set to expire on August 31, 2013. Notice at 3. The effective date of the Agreement is September 1, 2013. Id. It is set to expire on the later of one calendar year after the effective date or 1 Notice of United States Postal Service of Filing a Functionally Equivalent Global Expedited Package Services 3 Negotiated Service Agreement and Application for Non-Public Treatment of Materials Filed Under Seal, August 14, 2013 (Notice). 2 See Order No. 86, Docket No. CP2008–5, Order Concerning Global Expedited Package Services Contracts, June 27, 2008. 3 See Order No. 503, Docket Nos. MC2010–28 and CP2010–71, Order Approving Global Expedited Package Services 3 Negotiated Service Agreement, July 29, 2010. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51757 the last day of the month that is one calendar year after the effective date. Id., Attachment 1 at 7. III. Contents of Filing The Notice includes the following attachments: • Attachment 1—a redacted copy of the Agreement; • Attachment 2—a redacted copy of the certified statement required by 39 CFR 3015.5(c)(2); • Attachment 3—a redacted copy of Governors’ Decision No. 08–7, which establishes prices and classifications for Global Expedited Package Services Contracts; and • Attachment 4—an application for non-public treatment of materials to be filed under seal. Materials filed under seal include unredacted copies of the Agreement, the certified statement, and supporting financial workpapers. Id., Attachment 4 at 3. The Postal Service filed redacted versions of the financial workpapers publically. In the Notice, the Postal Service asserts that the Agreement is functionally equivalent to the GEPS 3 baseline agreement, notwithstanding differences in two of the introductory paragraphs of the Agreement; revisions to several existing articles; and new, deleted, and renumbered articles. Id. at 4–7. The Postal Service states that these differences affect neither the fundamental service being offered under the Agreement nor the Agreement’s fundamental structure. Id. at 7. The Postal Service contends that the Agreement is in compliance with the requirements of 39 U.S.C. 3633 and that the Agreement is functionally equivalent to the baseline agreement. Id. The Postal Service therefore requests that the Commission add the Agreement to the GEPS 3 product. Id. IV. Commission Action The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2013–76 for consideration of matters raised by the Notice. Interested persons may submit comments on whether the Postal Service’s filings are consistent with 39 U.S.C. 3632, 3633, or 3642, 39 CFR part 3015, and subpart B of 39 CFR part 3020. Comments are due no later than August 22, 2013. The public portions of the Postal Service’s filing can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site, http:// www.prc.gov. Information concerning access to non-public material is located in 39 CFR part 3007. The Commission appoints Kenneth R. Moeller to serve as Public Representative in the above-captioned proceeding. E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 40-8838; NRC-2013-0194]


Request To Modify License by Replacing Security Plan With New 
Radiation Safety Plan; U.S. Department of the Army, Jefferson Proving 
Ground, Madison, Indiana

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: License amendment request; opportunity to provide comments, 
request a hearing and to petition for leave to intervene.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received, by 
letter dated June 21, 2013 (actual receipt by NRC was July 18, 2013), a 
license amendment application from the U.S. Department of the Army (the 
licensee) for its Jefferson Proving Ground (JPG) site located in 
Madison, Indiana, requesting to replace its security plan with a new 
radiation safety plan.

DATES: Submit comments by September 20, 2013. Requests for a hearing 
and petition for leave to intervene must be filed by October 21, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comment by any of the following methods 
(unless this document describes a different method for submitting 
comments on a specific subject):
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2013-0194. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-
3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact 
the individual(s) listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
of this document.
     Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, 
Announcements, and Directives Branch (RADB), Office of Administration, 
Mail Stop: 3WFN, 06A44M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    For additional direction on accessing information and submitting 
comments, see ``Accessing Information and Submitting Comments'' in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas McLaughlin, Office of Federal 
and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555; telephone: 301-415-5869; 
email: Thomas.McLaughlin@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments

A. Accessing Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2013-0194 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding this document. You may 
access publicly-available information related to this action by the 
following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2013-0194.
     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 number 
for each document referenced in this notice (if that document is 
available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is 
referenced. The U.S. Department of the Army License Amendment request 
is available electronically in ADAMS under Accession No. ML13191A824.
     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.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2013-0194 in the subject line of your 
comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make 
your comment submission available to the public in this docket.
    The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact 
information that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your 
comment submission. The NRC posts all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as entering the comment submissions into 
ADAMS. The NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove 
identifying or contact information.
    If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons 
for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to 
include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be 
publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should 
state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to 
remove such information before making the comment submissions available 
to the public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS.

II. Background

    License No. SUB-1435 authorizes the licensee to possess depleted 
uranium. The proposed change is to modify License Condition No. 12 D 
which refers to the security plan of December 10, 2003 (ADAMS Accession 
No. ML033650261). In the security plan, a management team of Army 
personnel controls access to JPG. Under the proposed revised radiation 
plan, which would supersede the 2003 security plan, the access control 
for JPG would be managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML13191A824).
    An NRC administrative review, documented in a letter to the U.S. 
Department of the Army dated July 24, 2013 (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML13204A269), found the application acceptable to begin a technical 
review. If the NRC approves the amendment, the approval will be 
documented in an amendment to the NRC License No. SUB-1435. However, 
before approving the proposed amendment, the NRC will need to make the 
findings required by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and the 
NRC's regulations. These findings will be documented in a Safety 
Evaluation Report and an Environmental Assessment, unless the extension 
request satisfies the requirements of a categorical exclusion under 10 
CFR 51.22.

III. Opportunity To Request a Hearing and Petitions for Leave To 
Intervene

    Within 60 days after the date of publication of this Federal 
Register notice, any person whose interest may be affected by this 
proceeding and who wishes to participate as a party in the proceeding 
must file a written request for a hearing and/or a petition for leave 
to intervene with respect to the license amendment request. 
Requirements for hearing requests and petitions for leave to intervene 
are found in 10 CFR 2.309, ``Hearing requests, petitions to intervene, 
requirements for standing, and contentions.'' Interested persons should 
consult 10 CFR 2.309, which is available at the NRC's PDR, Room O1-F21, 
One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852 
(or call the PDR at 1-800-397-4209 or 301-415-4737). The NRC's 
regulations are available online in the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/cfr/.
    As required by 10 CFR 2.309, a petition for leave to intervene 
shall set forth with particularity the interest of the petitioner in 
the proceeding and how that interest may be affected by the results of 
the proceeding. The petition must provide the name, address, and 
telephone number of the petitioner and specifically explain the reasons 
why intervention should be permitted with particular reference to the 
following factors: (1) The nature of the petitioner's right under the 
Act to be made a party to the proceeding; (2) the nature and extent of 
the petitioner's property, financial, or other interest in the 
proceeding; and (3) the possible effect of any order that may be 
entered in the proceeding on the petitioner's interest.
    A petition for leave to intervene must also include a specification 
of the contentions that the petitioner seeks to have litigated in the 
hearing. For each contention, the petitioner must provide a specific 
statement of the issue of law or fact to be raised or controverted, as 
well as a brief explanation of the basis for the contention. 
Additionally, the petitioner must demonstrate that the issue raised by 
each contention is within the scope of the proceeding and is material 
to the findings the NRC must make to support the granting of a license 
amendment in response to the application. The petition must also 
include a concise statement of the alleged facts or expert opinions 
which support the position of the petitioner and on which the 
petitioner intends to rely at hearing, together with references to the 
specific sources and documents on which the petitioner intends to rely. 
Finally, the petition must provide sufficient information to show that 
a genuine dispute exists with the applicant on a material issue of law 
or fact, including references to specific portions of the application 
for amendment that the petitioner disputes and the supporting reasons 
for each dispute, or, if the petitioner believes that the application 
for amendment fails to contain information on a relevant matter as 
required by law, the identification of each failure and the supporting 
reasons for the petitioner's belief. Each contention must be one that, 
if proven, would entitle the petitioner to relief.
    Those permitted to intervene become parties to the proceeding, 
subject to any limitations in the order granting leave to intervene, 
and have the opportunity to participate fully in the conduct of the 
hearing with respect to resolution of that person's admitted 
contentions, including the opportunity to present evidence and to 
submit a cross-examination plan for cross-examination of witnesses, 
consistent with the NRC's regulations, policies, and procedures.

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The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board will set the time and place for 
any prehearing conferences and evidentiary hearings, and the 
appropriate notices will be provided.
    Requests for hearing, petitions for leave to intervene, and motions 
for leave to file new or amended contentions that are filed after 
October 21, 2013 day deadline will not be entertained absent a 
determination by the presiding officer that the filing demonstrates 
good cause by satisfying the three factors in 10 CFR 2.309(c)(1)(i-
(iii).
    A State, local governmental body, Federally-recognized Indian 
tribe, or agency thereof may submit a petition to the Commission to 
participate as a party under 10 CFR 2.309(h)(1). The petition should 
state the nature and extent of the petitioner's interest in the 
proceeding. The petition should be submitted to the Commission by 
October 21, 2013. The petition must be filed in accordance with the 
filing instructions in Section IV of this document, and should meet the 
requirements for petitions for leave to intervene set forth in this 
section, except that under 10 CFR 2.309(h)(2) a State, local 
governmental body, or Federally-recognized Indian tribe, or agency 
thereof does not need to address the standing requirements in 10 CFR 
2.309(d) if the facility is a production or utilization facility 
located within its boundaries. A State, local governmental body, 
Federally-recognized Indian tribe, or agency thereof may also have the 
opportunity to participate in a hearing as a nonparty pursuant to 10 
CFR 2.315(c).
    If a hearing is granted, any person who does not wish, or is not 
qualified, to become a party to this proceeding may, in the discretion 
of the presiding officer, be permitted to make a limited appearance 
under 10 CFR 2.315(a). A person making a limited appearance may make an 
oral or written statement of position on the issues, but may not 
otherwise participate in the proceeding. A limited appearance may be 
made at any session of the hearing or at any prehearing conference, 
subject to such limits and conditions as may be imposed by the 
presiding officer. Persons desiring to make a limited appearance are 
requested to inform the Secretary of the Commission by October 21, 
2013.

IV. Electronic Submissions (E-Filing)

    All documents filed in NRC adjudicatory proceedings, including a 
request for hearing, a petition for leave to intervene, any motion or 
other document filed in the proceeding prior to the submission of a 
request for hearing or petition to intervene, and documents filed by 
interested governmental entities participating under 10 CFR 2.315(c), 
must be filed in accordance with the NRC E-Filing rule (72 FR 49139; 
August 28, 2007). The E-Filing process requires participants to submit 
and serve all adjudicatory documents over the Internet, or in some 
cases to mail copies on electronic storage media. Participants may not 
submit paper copies of their filings unless they seek an exemption in 
accordance with the procedures described below.
    To comply with the procedural requirements of E-Filing, at least 10 
days prior to the filing deadline, the participant should contact the 
Office of the Secretary by email at hearing.docket@nrc.gov, or by 
telephone at 301-415-1677, to request (1) a digital identification (ID) 
certificate, which allows the participant (or its counsel or 
representative) to digitally sign documents and access the E-Submittal 
server for any proceeding in which it is participating; and (2) advise 
the Secretary that the participant will be submitting a request or 
petition for hearing (even in instances in which the participant, or 
its counsel or representative, already holds an NRC-issued digital ID 
certificate). Based upon this information, the Secretary will establish 
an electronic docket for the hearing in this proceeding if the 
Secretary has not already established an electronic docket.
    Information about applying for a digital ID certificate is 
available on the NRC's public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals/apply-certificates.html. System requirements for accessing 
the E-Submittal server are detailed in the NRC's ``Guidance for 
Electronic Submission,'' which is available on the agency's public Web 
site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals.html. Participants 
may attempt to use other software not listed on the Web site, but 
should note that the NRC's E-Filing system does not support unlisted 
software, and the NRC Meta System Help Desk will not be able to offer 
assistance in using unlisted software.
    If a participant is electronically submitting a document to the NRC 
in accordance with the E-Filing rule, the participant must file the 
document using the NRC's online, Web-based submission form. In order to 
serve documents through the Electronic Information Exchange System, 
users will be required to install a Web browser plug-in from the NRC's 
Web site. Further information on the Web-based submission form, 
including the installation of the Web browser plug-in, is available on 
the NRC's public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals.html.
    Once a participant has obtained a digital ID certificate and a 
docket has been created, the participant can then submit a request for 
hearing or petition for leave to intervene. Submissions should be in 
Portable Document Format (PDF) in accordance with the NRC guidance 
available on the NRC's public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals.html. A filing is considered complete at the time the 
documents are submitted through the NRC's E-Filing system. To be 
timely, an electronic filing must be submitted to the E-Filing system 
no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Upon receipt of 
a transmission, the E-Filing system time-stamps the document and sends 
the submitter an email notice confirming receipt of the document. The 
E-Filing system also distributes an email notice that provides access 
to the document to the NRC's Office of the General Counsel and any 
others who have advised the Office of the Secretary that they wish to 
participate in the proceeding, so that the filer need not serve the 
documents on those participants separately. Therefore, applicants and 
other participants (or their counsel or representative) must apply for 
and receive a digital ID certificate before a hearing request/petition 
to intervene is filed so that they can obtain access to the document 
via the E-Filing system.
    A person filing electronically using the agency's adjudicatory E-
Filing system may seek assistance by contacting the NRC Meta System 
Help Desk through the ``Contact Us'' link located on the NRC's Web site 
at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals.html, by email to 
MSHD.Resource@nrc.gov, or by a toll-free call at 1-866-672-7640. The 
NRC Meta System Help Desk is available between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., 
Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, excluding government holidays.
    Participants who believe that they have a good cause for not 
submitting documents electronically must file an exemption request, in 
accordance with 10 CFR 2.302(g), with their initial paper filing 
requesting authorization to continue to submit documents in paper 
format. Such filings must be submitted by: (1) First class mail 
addressed to the Office of the Secretary of the Commission, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, Attention: 
Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff; or (2) courier, express mail, or 
expedited delivery

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service to the Office of the Secretary, Sixteenth Floor, One White 
Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852, 
Attention: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff. Participants filing a 
document in this manner are responsible for serving the document on all 
other participants. Filing is considered complete by first-class mail 
as of the time of deposit in the mail, or by courier, express mail, or 
expedited delivery service upon depositing the document with the 
provider of the service. A presiding officer, having granted an 
exemption request from using E-Filing, may require a participant or 
party to use E-Filing if the presiding officer subsequently determines 
that the reason for granting the exemption from use of E-Filing no 
longer exists.
    Documents submitted in adjudicatory proceedings will appear in the 
NRC's electronic hearing docket which is available to the public at 
http://ehd1.nrc.gov/ehd/, unless excluded pursuant to an order of the 
Commission, or the presiding officer. Participants are requested not to 
include personal privacy information, such as social security numbers, 
home addresses, or home phone numbers in their filings, unless an NRC 
regulation or other law requires submission of such information. With 
respect to copyrighted works, except for limited excerpts that serve 
the purpose of the adjudicatory filings and would constitute a Fair Use 
application, participants are requested not to include copyrighted 
materials in their submission.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 7th day of August 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. 2013-20421 Filed 8-20-13; 8:45 am]
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