Issuance of Materials License and Record of Decision for Powertech (USA) Inc., Dewey-Burdock Facility, 21302-21303 [2014-08546]

Download as PDF 21302 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 72 / Tuesday, April 15, 2014 / Notices NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 40–09075; NRC–2012–0277] Issuance of Materials License and Record of Decision for Powertech (USA) Inc., Dewey-Burdock Facility Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: License and record of decision; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a license to Powertech (USA) Inc. (Powertech (USA)) for its Dewey-Burdock Uranium In-Situ Recovery (ISR) Facility in Fall River and Custer Counties, South Dakota. Materials License SUA–1600 authorizes Powertech (USA) to operate its facilities as proposed in its license application, as amended, and to possess uranium source and byproduct material at the Dewey-Burdock Facility. Furthermore, Powertech (USA) will be required to operate under the conditions listed in Materials License SUA–1600. In addition, the NRC staff has published a record of decision (ROD) that supports the NRC’s decision to approve Powertech (USA)’s license application for the Dewey-Burdock Facility and to issue the license. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2012–0277 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may access publicly-available information related to this document using any of the following methods: SUMMARY: 1 .................................... 2 .................................... 3 .................................... 4 .................................... 5 .................................... 6 .................................... 7 .................................... 8 .................................... 9 .................................... 10 .................................. 11 .................................. 12 .................................. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 13 14 15 15 .................................. .................................. .................................. .................................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2012–0277. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–287–3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual 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 number for each document referenced in this document (if that document is available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is referenced. In addition, for the convenience of the reader, the ADAMS accession numbers are provided in a table in the section of this document entitled, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. • 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: Ron Burrows, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–6443; email: Ronald.Burrows@nrc.gov. The NRC has issued a license to Powertech (USA) Inc. (Powertech (USA)) for its DeweyBurdock Uranium In-Situ Recovery (ISR) Facility in Fall River and Custer Counties, South Dakota. Materials License SUA–1600 authorizes Powertech (USA) to operate its facilities as proposed in its license application, as amended, and to possess uranium source and byproduct material at the Dewey-Burdock Facility. Furthermore, Powertech (USA) will be required to operate under the conditions listed in Materials License SUA–1600. The NRC staff’s ROD that supports the NRC’s decision to approve Powertech (USA)’s license application for the DeweyBurdock Facility and to issue the license is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML14066A466. 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 in the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/readingrm/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 the NRC’ public documents. The ADAMS accession numbers for the documents related to this notice are: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Applicant’s Application, February 28, 2009 ....................................................................................... Generic Environmental Impact Statement for In-Situ Leach Uranium Milling Facilities, May 2009 Resubmission of Application, August 10, 2009 ................................................................................. Response to Request for Additional Information, August 12, 20110 ................................................ Response to Request for Additional Information, June 28, 2011 ..................................................... Ground Water Model, February 27, 2012 ......................................................................................... Clarification of Oxidation-Reduction Potential Measurement, April 11, 2012 ................................... Clarification of Regional Meteorological Data, June 13, 2012 .......................................................... Clarification of Response to Request for Additional Information, June 27, 2012 ............................. Supplemental Sampling Plan and Responses to Comments Regarding Draft License; October 19, 2012. Comments on Draft Supplemental Environment Impact Statement, January 8, 2013 ..................... Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Dewey-Burdock ISR Facility in Fall River and Custer Counties, South Dakota, January 31, 2014. Programmatic Agreement for Protection of Cultural Resources, Executed April 7, 2014 ................ NRC Safety Evaluation Report, April 8, 2014 ................................................................................... Source Materials License for Dewey-Burdock, April 8, 2014 ........................................................... NRC Staff’s Record of Decision, April 8, 2014 ................................................................................. 18:06 Apr 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 ML091200014 ML091530075 ML092870160 ML102380530 ML112071064 ML120620195 ML121030013 ML12173A038 ML12179A534 ML12305A056 ML13022A386 ML14024A477 ML14024A478 ML14066A344 ML14043A347 ML14043A392 ML14066A466 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 72 / Tuesday, April 15, 2014 / Notices Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 8th day of April, 2014. 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. 2014–08546 Filed 4–14–14; 8:45 am] Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 8th day of April 2014. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Roy P. Zimmerman, Director, Office of Enforcement. BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION In the Matter of Centro de Medicina Nuclear, Santurce, Puerto Rico, Docket No. 03031963, License No. 52–25127–01, EA– 13–059 [EA–13–059; NRC–2014–0084] In the Matter of Centro de Medicina Nuclear Order Imposing Civil Monetary Penalty Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Order; issuance. AGENCY: I The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an order imposing civil monetary penalty of $7,000 to Centro de Medicina Nuclear. The order requires Centro de Medicina Nuclear to pay the civil penalty or request a hearing within 30 days of the date of the Order. DATES: Effective Date: See attachment. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2014–0084 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–2014–0084. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–287–3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. • 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 number for each document referenced in this document (if that document is available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is referenced. • NRC’s PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public documents at the NRC’s PDR, Room O1–F21, One mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:06 Apr 14, 2014 White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leelavathi Sreenivas, Office of Enforcement, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington DC 20555– 0001; telephone: 301–415–1285, email: Leelavathi.Sreenivas@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The text of the Order is attached. Jkt 232001 Centro de Medicina Nuclear (Licensee) is the former holder of Materials License 52–25127–01, issued by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on November 30, 1990. The license had authorized the Licensee to possess and use unsealed byproduct material for medical uses and sealed sources for instrument calibration in accordance with the conditions specified therein. The Licensee was issued an NRC Order Revoking License on August 7, 2012, for non-payment of the NRC annual license fee. The Order specified that if the fee was not paid within 20 days, the license was to be revoked and the Licensee was to perform a number of actions. Because the Licensee did not pay the fee within the allotted timeframe, the license was, in fact, revoked on August 28, 2012. II The Licensee was required to either pay the fee or respond to the Order by August 28, 2012, and to perform specified actions toward initiating site decommissioning which included: (1) Arranging for disposal or transfer of any licensed material possessed under the license; (2) within 5 days after disposal, providing the NRC written reports describing how, where, and when such disposition took place; (3) within 60 days from the date of revocation, initiating site decommissioning; and (4) no later than the date of revocation, submitting to the NRC a written report that includes: (a) A listing of all licensed materials disposed of, transferred, or still in possession; (b) a description of the conditions of storage of retained materials and actions being taken to control access to the material; and (c) for any licensed material not disposed of or PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21303 transferred, a description of the actions taken to attempt to dispose of or transfer the licensed material and why those actions were unsuccessful. After the Licensee did not respond to the Order, an NRC inspector visited the site on January 17, 2013, and confirmed that the Licensee’s radioactive sources were secure. During that visit, the Licensee representative informed the inspector that the Licensee had no specific timeframes planned to take the actions required by the Order. In a May 16, 2013, letter, the NRC documented the observations from the January site visit, and provided the Licensee 30 additional days to take the actions required by the Order (initiating site decommissioning and submitting a written report with the status of CDM’s licensed materials and actions taken to dispose of or transfer the materials). Based on the Licensee’s subsequent failure to respond to either the NRC letter or to telephone messages left by NRC staff, the NRC concluded that the Licensee continued to be in violation of NRC requirements. III The NRC served a written Notice of Violation and Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty (Notice), stating the violation and the amount of the civil penalty proposed for the violation upon the Licensee by letter dated November 5, 2013. A response to the Notice was required within 60 days of the date of the letter transmitting the Notice (i.e., by January 4, 2014). However, the NRC also informed the Licensee that if it transferred or disposed of its licensed material within those 60 days, the NRC would forgo imposition of any civil penalty. After the Licensee did not respond to the Notice, an NRC inspector visited the facility on January 29, 2014, and again ascertained that the licensed material inventory was unchanged and verified that the material was properly secured. NRC staff also participated in a telephone conversation with a Licensee representative on January 29, 2014, during which the Licensee representative stated that he had been granted power of attorney over the affairs of the Licensee owner, and had only recently been made aware of the NRC enforcement action. The Licensee representative agreed to obtain cost estimates for disposal of the licensed material. During subsequent conversations on February 24, 2014, the Licensee informed the NRC that it had not disposed of the licensed material because CDM did not have sufficient funds to do so. E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 40-09075; NRC-2012-0277]


Issuance of Materials License and Record of Decision for 
Powertech (USA) Inc., Dewey-Burdock Facility

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: License and record of decision; issuance.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a 
license to Powertech (USA) Inc. (Powertech (USA)) for its Dewey-Burdock 
Uranium In-Situ Recovery (ISR) Facility in Fall River and Custer 
Counties, South Dakota. Materials License SUA-1600 authorizes Powertech 
(USA) to operate its facilities as proposed in its license application, 
as amended, and to possess uranium source and byproduct material at the 
Dewey-Burdock Facility. Furthermore, Powertech (USA) will be required 
to operate under the conditions listed in Materials License SUA-1600. 
In addition, the NRC staff has published a record of decision (ROD) 
that supports the NRC's decision to approve Powertech (USA)'s license 
application for the Dewey-Burdock Facility and to issue the license.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2012-0277 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may access publicly-available information related to this document 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2012-0277. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-
3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact 
the individual 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 number 
for each document referenced in this document (if that document is 
available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is 
referenced. In addition, for the convenience of the reader, the ADAMS 
accession numbers are provided in a table in the section of this 
document entitled, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
     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: Ron Burrows, Office of Federal and 
State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-
6443; email: Ronald.Burrows@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NRC has issued a license to Powertech 
(USA) Inc. (Powertech (USA)) for its Dewey-Burdock Uranium In-Situ 
Recovery (ISR) Facility in Fall River and Custer Counties, South 
Dakota. Materials License SUA-1600 authorizes Powertech (USA) to 
operate its facilities as proposed in its license application, as 
amended, and to possess uranium source and byproduct material at the 
Dewey-Burdock Facility. Furthermore, Powertech (USA) will be required 
to operate under the conditions listed in Materials License SUA-1600. 
The NRC staff's ROD that supports the NRC's decision to approve 
Powertech (USA)'s license application for the Dewey-Burdock Facility 
and to issue the license is available in ADAMS under Accession No. 
ML14066A466.
    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 in 
the NRC Library 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 the 
NRC' public documents. The ADAMS accession numbers for the documents 
related to this notice are:

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1.............................  Applicant's                  ML091200014
                                 Application,
                                 February 28, 2009.
2.............................  Generic Environmental        ML091530075
                                 Impact Statement for
                                 In-Situ Leach
                                 Uranium Milling
                                 Facilities, May 2009.
3.............................  Resubmission of              ML092870160
                                 Application, August
                                 10, 2009.
4.............................  Response to Request          ML102380530
                                 for Additional
                                 Information, August
                                 12, 20110.
5.............................  Response to Request          ML112071064
                                 for Additional
                                 Information, June
                                 28, 2011.
6.............................  Ground Water Model,          ML120620195
                                 February 27, 2012.
7.............................  Clarification of             ML121030013
                                 Oxidation-Reduction
                                 Potential
                                 Measurement, April
                                 11, 2012.
8.............................  Clarification of             ML12173A038
                                 Regional
                                 Meteorological Data,
                                 June 13, 2012.
9.............................  Clarification of             ML12179A534
                                 Response to Request
                                 for Additional
                                 Information, June
                                 27, 2012.
10............................  Supplemental Sampling        ML12305A056
                                 Plan and Responses
                                 to Comments
                                 Regarding Draft
                                 License; October 19,
                                 2012.
11............................  Comments on Draft            ML13022A386
                                 Supplemental
                                 Environment Impact
                                 Statement, January
                                 8, 2013.
12............................  Supplemental                 ML14024A477
                                 Environmental Impact        ML14024A478
                                 Statement for the
                                 Dewey-Burdock ISR
                                 Facility in Fall
                                 River and Custer
                                 Counties, South
                                 Dakota, January 31,
                                 2014.
13............................  Programmatic                 ML14066A344
                                 Agreement for
                                 Protection of
                                 Cultural Resources,
                                 Executed April 7,
                                 2014.
14............................  NRC Safety Evaluation        ML14043A347
                                 Report, April 8,
                                 2014.
15............................  Source Materials             ML14043A392
                                 License for Dewey-
                                 Burdock, April 8,
                                 2014.
15............................  NRC Staff's Record of        ML14066A466
                                 Decision, April 8,
                                 2014.
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    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 8th day of April, 2014.

    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. 2014-08546 Filed 4-14-14; 8:45 am]
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