Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility and Lucky Mc Uranium Mill; Consideration of Approval of Transfer of Licenses and Conforming Amendment, 62180-62184 [2016-21472]

Download as PDF 62180 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 174 / Thursday, September 8, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES available information related to this action by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2016–0069. A copy of the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by accessing Docket ID NRC–2016–0069 on this Web site. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may obtain publiclyavailable documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection 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. A copy of the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by accessing ADAMS Accession No. ML16139A021. The supporting statement is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML16139A041. • 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. • NRC’s Clearance Officer: A copy of the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by contacting NRC’s Clearance Officer, David Cullison, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415– 2084; email: INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@nrc.gov. B. Submitting Comments Please include Docket ID NRC–2016– 0069 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:34 Sep 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the NRC is requesting public comment on its intention to request the OMB’s approval for the information collection summarized below. 1. The title of the information collection: Suspicious Activity Reporting using the Protected Web Server (PWS). 2. OMB approval number: 3150–0219. 3. Type of submission: Extension. 4. The form number, if applicable: Not applicable. 5. How often the collection is required or requested: On occasion. Reporting is done on a voluntary basis, as suspicious incidents occur. 6. Who will be required or asked to respond: Nuclear power reactor licensees provide the majority of reports, but other entities that may voluntarily send reports include fuel facilities, independent spent fuel storage installations, decommissioned power reactors, power reactors under construction, research and test reactors, agreement states, non-agreement states, as well as users of byproduct material (e.g. departments of health, medical centers, steel mills, well loggers, and radiographers.) 7. The estimated number of annual responses: 124. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 62. 9. The estimated number of hours needed annually to comply with the information collection requirement or request: 248 hours. 10. Abstract: NRC licensees voluntarily report information on suspicious incidents on an ad-hoc basis, as these incidents occur. This information is shared with authorized nuclear industry officials and Federal, State, and local government agencies using PWS. Information provided by licensees is considered OFFICIAL USE ONLY and is not made public. III. Specific Requests for Comments The NRC is seeking comments that address the following questions: 1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical utility? PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2. Is the estimate of the burden of the information collection accurate? 3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected? 4. How can the burden of the information collection on respondents be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology? Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 31st day of August, 2016. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. David Cullison, NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–21539 Filed 9–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 40–2259, 70–7015, 70–1257, 70–3098; NRC–2016–0184] Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility and Lucky Mc Uranium Mill; Consideration of Approval of Transfer of Licenses and Conforming Amendment Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Application for indirect and direct transfer of licenses; opportunity to comment, request a hearing, and petition for leave to intervene. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received, and is considering approval of, an application filed by AREVA, Inc. on July 25, 2016. The application seeks the NRC’s consent to: The indirect transfer of control of special nuclear material License SNM– 2015 governing the proposed Eagle Rock uranium enrichment facility (EREF) that may later be constructed and operated; the direct transfer of control of source material License SUA–672 for the Lucky Mc Uranium Mill; and the direct transfer of control of Export Licenses XSOU8780, XSNM3643, and XSNM3722. If approved, the transfer of License SNM–2015 would be from AREVA Enrichment Services LLC (AES), to AREVA Nuclear Materials, LLC. The transfer of License SUA–672 and Export License XSOU8780 would be from AREVA, Inc. to AREVA Nuclear Materials, LLC. The transfer of Export Licenses XSNM3643 and XSNM3722 would be from AREVA, Inc. to TN Americas, LLC. In its application, AREVA, Inc. also requests approval of its proposed conforming amendments to reflect the new names of the ‘‘AREVA Nuclear Materials, LLC’’ and ‘‘TN Americas, LLC,’’ which would hold the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 174 / Thursday, September 8, 2016 / Notices licenses to be transferred if the NRC consents to the transfers. DATES: A request for a hearing must be filed by September 28, 2016. Written comments may be filed by October 11, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments 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–2016–0184. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–415–3463; email: Carol.gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • Email comments to: Hearingdocket@nrc.gov. If you do not receive an automatic email reply confirming receipt, then contact us at 301–415–1677. • Fax comments to: Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission at 301– 415–1101. • Mail comments to: Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, ATTN: Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff. • Hand deliver comments to: 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. (Eastern Time) Federal workdays; telephone: 301–415–1677. For additional direction on obtaining information and submitting comments, see ‘‘Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments’’ in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Osiris Siurano, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, telephone: 301–415–7827, email: Osiris.Siurano-Perez@nrc.gov; Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, 20555–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2016– 0184 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information for this action. You may obtain publiclyavailable information related to this action by any of the following methods: • Federal rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2016–0184. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:46 Sep 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 (ADAMS): You may obtain publiclyavailable documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection 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 (if it is available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that it is mentioned in this document. • 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–2016– 0184 in your comment submission. 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 will post all comment submissions at http:// www.regulations.gov as well as enter 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 into ADAMS. II. Introduction Pursuant to Section 184 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (AEA), as amended, and title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) §§ 30.34(b)(1), 40.46, 70.36, and 110.50(d), AREVA Inc. has requested that the NRC approve several license transfers in connection with its planned internal reorganization involving the AREVA family of companies that operate in the United States under NRC licenses. Under the referenced regulations, no NRC license and no right thereunder to possess or utilize licensed material shall be transferred, assigned, or in any manner disposed of, either voluntarily or involuntarily, directly or indirectly, through transfer of control of any PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62181 license to any person unless the Commission shall, after securing full information, finds that the transfer is in accordance with the provisions of the AEA, and gives its consent in writing. AREVA, Inc.’s July 25, 2016, submittal (ADAMS No. ML16207A715) includes organizational charts showing the current overall corporate structure. The ultimate parent of the NRC-licensed entities is AREVA SA, a company organized under the laws of France. Under AREVA SA is AREVA NP SAS (also organized under the laws of France), which owns 100 percent of the shares of AREVA Inc. After the planned internal reorganization, AREVA SA would remain the ultimate parent and sole owner of AREVA NP SAS, and New AREVA Holdings SAS would be the new intermediate parent company of AREVA Nuclear Materials, LLC. Existing controls over access to classified or other protected information would remain in place. The submittal further states that the planned reorganization, if approved, would not result in any physical or operational changes relating to the licensed programs for any of the affected NRC licensees; and that there would not be any changes in organization, location, facilities, equipment or procedures that relate to the licensed programs under which the NRC licenses operate. The Radiation Safety Officers would remain the same. No changes are being proposed to any authorized users, or to any other persons identified on the licenses as having responsibility for radiation safety, or who are otherwise authorized to use NRC-licensed material. AREVA Inc.’s submittal provides written notification to the NRC concerning its planned internal reorganization, which is scheduled to be implemented on October 1, 2016. AREVA, Inc.’s July 25, 2016, submittal also includes a request that the NRC confirm that the proposed reorganization would not involve any transfer of control of Construction Authorization Number CAMOX–001 (for the MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility) that would need NRC’s prior consent pursuant to 10 CFR 70.36. Specifically, the submittal states that AREVA Inc. owns a minority, 30 percent (30%), noncontrolling interest in CB&I AREVA MOX Services, LLC (MOX Services), which holds CAMOX–001. AREVA Inc.’s ownership interests in MOX Services would be transferred to AREVA Nuclear Materials, LLC, but the submittal states that this proposed transfer would not affect CB&I’s controlling 70 percent (70%) interest in MOX Services. E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 62182 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 174 / Thursday, September 8, 2016 / Notices The July 25, 2016, submittal further reflects that the SNM–2015 license authorizes AES to possess and use source and special nuclear material at EREF, a proposed gas centrifuge uranium enrichment facility that would be located in Bonneville County, Idaho. The SUA–672 license authorizes AREVA Inc. to possess source material and byproduct material in the form of uranium mill tailings and waste at the Lucky Mc Uranium Mill in Fremont County, Wyoming. Though the Lucky Mc Uranium Mill license would be transferred from AREVA Inc. to AREVA Nuclear Materials, LLC, the submittal states that the new licensee would not make any changes to the current personnel, and therefore no new training would be required. Export License XSOU8780 authorizes AREVA Inc. to export up to a cumulative total of 11,000,000 kilograms natural uranium, in the form of uranium hexafluoride (UF6) to ultimate foreign consignees in France, The Netherlands, Germany, and the United Kingdom, for enrichment up to 5 percent and for ultimate use in nuclear power reactors in EURATOM or return to the United States. Export License XSNM3643 authorizes AREVA Inc. to export up to 195 kilograms U235 contained in 975.0 kilograms uranium enriched to 19.95%, in solid form. The ultimate foreign consignee is South Africa. Export License XSNM3722 authorizes AREVA Inc. to export 147 kilograms U235 contained in 735 kilograms uranium, enriched to 19.95 percent, in solid form. The ultimate foreign consignees are the Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group and the Mallinckrodt Molybdenum Production Facility, both in The Netherlands. An NRC administrative review, documented in a letter to AREVA Inc. dated August 31, 2016 (ADAMS Accession No. ML16243A499), found the application acceptable to begin a more detailed technical review. If the application is granted, all of the above referenced licenses would be amended for administrative purposes to reflect the new corporate names. If the July 25, 2016, request is granted, the NRC licenses would be amended to reflect the licensees’ new names and reorganized ownership. Before such license amendments are issued, the NRC will have made the findings required by the AEA and the NRC’s regulations. The required findings would be documented in a Safety Evaluation Report, and any necessary NRC orders would be issued. An environmental review of the proposed action will not be performed because, pursuant to 10 CFR 51.22(c)(21), license transfer approvals VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:34 Sep 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 and associated license amendments are categorically excluded from the requirement to perform an environmental review. III. Opportunity To Request a Hearing and Petition for Leave To Intervene Any person whose interest may be affected by this proposed action and who seeks an NRC hearing regarding the proposed action must file a request for a hearing and a petition to intervene (petition) within 20 days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to 10 CFR 2.309(b)(1). Petitions shall be filed in accordance with the Commission’s ‘‘Agency Rules of Practice and Procedure’’ in 10 CFR part 2. Interested person(s) should consult a current copy of 10 CFR 2.309, which is available at the NRC’s PDR, located at One White Flint North, Room O1–F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland 20852. The NRC’s regulations are accessible electronically from the NRC Library on the NRC’s Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ doc-collections/cfr/. If a petition is filed within 20 days, the Commission or a presiding officer designated by the Commission or by the Chief Administrative Judge of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, will rule on the petition; and the Secretary or the Chief Administrative Judge of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board will issue a notice of a hearing or an appropriate order. Additionally, the petition must be filed in accordance with the filing instructions in the ‘‘Electronic Submissions (E-Filing)’’ section of this document. As required by 10 CFR 2.309, a petition 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 should specifically explain the reasons why intervention should be permitted with particular reference to the following general requirements: (1) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; (2) the nature of the petitioner’s right under the Act to be made a party to the proceeding; (3) the nature and extent of the petitioner’s property, financial, or other interest in the proceeding; and (4) the possible effect of any decision or order which may be entered in the proceeding on the petitioner’s interest. The petition must also set forth the specific contentions which the petitioner seeks to have litigated at the proceeding. Each contention must consist of a specific statement of the issue of law or fact to be raised or controverted. In addition, the petitioner shall provide a PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 brief explanation of the bases for the contention and a concise statement of the alleged facts or expert opinion which support the contention and on which the petitioner intends to rely in proving the contention at the hearing. The petitioner must also provide references to those specific sources and documents of which the petitioner is aware and on which the petitioner intends to rely to establish those facts or expert opinion to support its position on the issue. The petition must include sufficient information to show that a genuine dispute exists with the applicant on a material issue of law or fact. Contentions shall be limited to matters within the scope of the amendment under consideration. The contention must be one which, if proven, would entitle the petitioner to relief. A petitioner who fails to satisfy these requirements with respect to at least one contention will not be permitted to participate as a party. 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. Petitions for leave to intervene must be filed no later than 20 days from the date of publication of this notice. Requests for hearing, petitions for leave to intervene, and motions for leave to file new or amended contentions that are filed after the 20-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), and may also have the opportunity to participate under 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 the proceeding may, in the discretion of the presiding officer, be permitted to make a limited appearance pursuant to the provisions of 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 E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 174 / Thursday, September 8, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES conference, subject to the limits and conditions as may be imposed by the presiding officer. Details regarding the opportunity to make a limited appearance will be provided by the presiding officer if such sessions are scheduled. 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 (hereinafter ‘‘petition’’), and documents filed by interested governmental entities participating under 10 CFR 2.315(c), must be filed in accordance with the NRC’s E-Filing rule (72 FR 49139; August 28, 2007, as amended at 77 FR 46562, August 3, 2012). 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 petition (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/ getting-started.html. System requirements for accessing the ESubmittal server are available on the NRC’s public Web site at http:// www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals/ adjudicatory-sub.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 Electronic Filing Help Desk will not be VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:34 Sep 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 able to offer assistance in using unlisted software. Once a participant has obtained a digital ID certificate and a docket has been created, the participant can then submit a petition. Submissions should be in Portable Document Format (PDF). Additional guidance on PDF submissions is available on the NRC’s public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/ site-help/electronic-sub-ref-mat.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 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 NRC’s adjudicatory E-Filing system may seek assistance by contacting the NRC Electronic Filing Help Desk through the ‘‘Contact Us’’ link located on the NRC’s public 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 Electronic Filing Help Desk is available between 9 a.m. and 7 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 stating why there is good cause for not filing electronically and 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 service to the Office of the Secretary, Sixteenth Floor, One White PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62183 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 firstclass 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. However, in some instances, a petition will require including information on local residence in order to demonstrate a proximity assertion of interest in the proceeding. 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. The Commission will issue a notice or order granting or denying a hearing request or intervention petition, designating the issues for any hearing that will be held and designating the Presiding Officer. A notice granting a hearing will be published in the Federal Register and served on the parties to the hearing. VI. Opportunity To Provide Written Comments Pursuant to 10 CFR 2.1305, as an alternative to requesting a hearing, persons may submit written comments regarding the license transfer applications. Any such comments should be submitted within 30 days from the date of publication of this notice, in accordance with 10 CFR 2.1305(b). The Commission will consider and, if appropriate, respond to these comments, but such comments will not otherwise constitute part of the decisional record. Comments should be E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1 62184 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 174 / Thursday, September 8, 2016 / Notices submitted as described in the ADDRESSES section of this document. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 1st day of September, 2016. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Craig G. Erlanger, Director, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety, Safeguards, and Environmental Review, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2016–21472 Filed 9–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2016–0024] Information Collection: Reporting of Defects and Noncompliance Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Renewal of existing information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an existing collection of information. The information collection is titled, ‘‘Reporting of Defects and Noncompliance.’’ DATES: Submit comments by November 7, 2016. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2016–0024. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–415–3463; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • Mail comments to: David Cullison, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Mail Stop: T–5 F53, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. For additional direction on obtaining information and submitting comments, see ‘‘Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments’’ in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cullison, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415– mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:34 Sep 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 2084; email: INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@ submission to the NRC, then you should nrc.gov. inform those persons not to include identifying or contact information that SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: they do not want to be publicly I. Obtaining Information and disclosed in their comment submission. Submitting Comments Your request should state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment A. Obtaining Information submissions to remove such information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2016– before making the comment 0024 when contacting the NRC about submissions available to the public or the availability of information for this entering the comment submissions into action. You may obtain publiclyADAMS. available information related to this action by any of the following methods: II. Background • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to In accordance with the Paperwork http://www.regulations.gov and search Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. for Docket ID NRC–2016–0024. Chapter 35), the NRC is requesting • NRC’s Agencywide Documents public comment on its intention to Access and Management System request the OMB’s approval for the (ADAMS): You may obtain publiclyinformation collection summarized available documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection at below. 1. The title of the information http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ collection: 10 CFR part 21, ‘‘Reporting of adams.html. To begin the search, select Defects and Noncompliance.’’ ‘‘ADAMS Public Documents’’ and then 2. OMB approval number: 3150–0035. select ‘‘Begin Web-based ADAMS 3. Type of submission: Extension. Search.’’ For problems with ADAMS, 4. The form number, if applicable: please contact the NRC’s Public Not applicable. Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 5. How often the collection is required 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by or requested: On occasion. Defects and email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The noncompliances are reportable as they supporting statement is available in occur. ADAMS under Accession No. 6. Who will be required or asked to ML16147A548. respond: Individual directors and • NRC’s PDR: You may examine and responsible officers of firms purchase copies of public documents at constructing, owning, operating, or the NRC’s PDR, Room O1–F21, One supplying the basic components of any White Flint North, 11555 Rockville facility or activity licensed under the Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, • NRC’s Clearance Officer: A copy of the collection of information and related or the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, as amended, to report instructions may be obtained without immediately to the NRC the discovery of charge by contacting NRC’s Clearance defects in basic components or failures Officer, David Cullison, Office of the to comply that could create a substantial Chief Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear safety hazard. Regulatory Commission, Washington, 7. The estimated number of annual DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415– responses: 530 (177 reporting responses 2084; email: INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@ + 3 third party disclosure responses + nrc.gov. 350 recordkeepers). B. Submitting Comments 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 350. Please include Docket ID NRC–2016– 9. The estimated number of hours 0024 in the subject line of your comment submission, in order to ensure needed annually to comply with the information collection requirement or that the NRC is able to make your request: 43,425 hours (17,883 hours comment submission available to the reporting + 25,257 hours recordkeeping public in this docket. + 285 hours third-party disclosure). The NRC cautions you not to include 10. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 174 (Thursday, September 8, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62180-62184]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-21472]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Nos. 40-2259, 70-7015, 70-1257, 70-3098; NRC-2016-0184]


Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility and Lucky Mc Uranium Mill; 
Consideration of Approval of Transfer of Licenses and Conforming 
Amendment

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Application for indirect and direct transfer of licenses; 
opportunity to comment, request a hearing, and petition for leave to 
intervene.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received, and is 
considering approval of, an application filed by AREVA, Inc. on July 
25, 2016. The application seeks the NRC's consent to: The indirect 
transfer of control of special nuclear material License SNM-2015 
governing the proposed Eagle Rock uranium enrichment facility (EREF) 
that may later be constructed and operated; the direct transfer of 
control of source material License SUA-672 for the Lucky Mc Uranium 
Mill; and the direct transfer of control of Export Licenses XSOU8780, 
XSNM3643, and XSNM3722. If approved, the transfer of License SNM-2015 
would be from AREVA Enrichment Services LLC (AES), to AREVA Nuclear 
Materials, LLC. The transfer of License SUA-672 and Export License 
XSOU8780 would be from AREVA, Inc. to AREVA Nuclear Materials, LLC. The 
transfer of Export Licenses XSNM3643 and XSNM3722 would be from AREVA, 
Inc. to TN Americas, LLC. In its application, AREVA, Inc. also requests 
approval of its proposed conforming amendments to reflect the new names 
of the ``AREVA Nuclear Materials, LLC'' and ``TN Americas, LLC,'' which 
would hold the

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licenses to be transferred if the NRC consents to the transfers.

DATES: A request for a hearing must be filed by September 28, 2016. 
Written comments may be filed by October 11, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments 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-2016-0184. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-415-
3463; email: Carol.gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions contact 
the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this document.
     Email comments to: Hearingdocket@nrc.gov. If you do not 
receive an automatic email reply confirming receipt, then contact us at 
301-415-1677.
     Fax comments to: Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission at 301-415-1101.
     Mail comments to: Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, ATTN: Rulemakings and 
Adjudications Staff.
     Hand deliver comments to: 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, 
Maryland 20852, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. (Eastern Time) Federal 
workdays; telephone: 301-415-1677.
    For additional direction on obtaining information and submitting 
comments, see ``Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments'' in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Osiris Siurano, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, telephone: 301-415-7827, email: 
Osiris.Siurano-Perez@nrc.gov; Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC, 20555-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2016-0184 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information for this action. You may obtain 
publicly-available information related to this action by any of the 
following methods:
     Federal rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2016-0184.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may obtain publicly-available documents online in the 
ADAMS Public Documents collection 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 (if it is available 
in ADAMS) is provided the first time that it is mentioned in this 
document.
     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-2016-0184 in your comment submission.
    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 will post all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as enter 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 into ADAMS.

II. Introduction

    Pursuant to Section 184 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (AEA), as 
amended, and title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 
Sec. Sec.  30.34(b)(1), 40.46, 70.36, and 110.50(d), AREVA Inc. has 
requested that the NRC approve several license transfers in connection 
with its planned internal reorganization involving the AREVA family of 
companies that operate in the United States under NRC licenses. Under 
the referenced regulations, no NRC license and no right thereunder to 
possess or utilize licensed material shall be transferred, assigned, or 
in any manner disposed of, either voluntarily or involuntarily, 
directly or indirectly, through transfer of control of any license to 
any person unless the Commission shall, after securing full 
information, finds that the transfer is in accordance with the 
provisions of the AEA, and gives its consent in writing.
    AREVA, Inc.'s July 25, 2016, submittal (ADAMS No. ML16207A715) 
includes organizational charts showing the current overall corporate 
structure. The ultimate parent of the NRC-licensed entities is AREVA 
SA, a company organized under the laws of France. Under AREVA SA is 
AREVA NP SAS (also organized under the laws of France), which owns 100 
percent of the shares of AREVA Inc. After the planned internal 
reorganization, AREVA SA would remain the ultimate parent and sole 
owner of AREVA NP SAS, and New AREVA Holdings SAS would be the new 
intermediate parent company of AREVA Nuclear Materials, LLC. Existing 
controls over access to classified or other protected information would 
remain in place. The submittal further states that the planned 
reorganization, if approved, would not result in any physical or 
operational changes relating to the licensed programs for any of the 
affected NRC licensees; and that there would not be any changes in 
organization, location, facilities, equipment or procedures that relate 
to the licensed programs under which the NRC licenses operate.
    The Radiation Safety Officers would remain the same. No changes are 
being proposed to any authorized users, or to any other persons 
identified on the licenses as having responsibility for radiation 
safety, or who are otherwise authorized to use NRC-licensed material. 
AREVA Inc.'s submittal provides written notification to the NRC 
concerning its planned internal reorganization, which is scheduled to 
be implemented on October 1, 2016.
    AREVA, Inc.'s July 25, 2016, submittal also includes a request that 
the NRC confirm that the proposed reorganization would not involve any 
transfer of control of Construction Authorization Number CAMOX-001 (for 
the MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility) that would need NRC's prior consent 
pursuant to 10 CFR 70.36. Specifically, the submittal states that AREVA 
Inc. owns a minority, 30 percent (30%), non-controlling interest in 
CB&I AREVA MOX Services, LLC (MOX Services), which holds CAMOX-001. 
AREVA Inc.'s ownership interests in MOX Services would be transferred 
to AREVA Nuclear Materials, LLC, but the submittal states that this 
proposed transfer would not affect CB&I's controlling 70 percent (70%) 
interest in MOX Services.

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    The July 25, 2016, submittal further reflects that the SNM-2015 
license authorizes AES to possess and use source and special nuclear 
material at EREF, a proposed gas centrifuge uranium enrichment facility 
that would be located in Bonneville County, Idaho. The SUA-672 license 
authorizes AREVA Inc. to possess source material and byproduct material 
in the form of uranium mill tailings and waste at the Lucky Mc Uranium 
Mill in Fremont County, Wyoming. Though the Lucky Mc Uranium Mill 
license would be transferred from AREVA Inc. to AREVA Nuclear 
Materials, LLC, the submittal states that the new licensee would not 
make any changes to the current personnel, and therefore no new 
training would be required. Export License XSOU8780 authorizes AREVA 
Inc. to export up to a cumulative total of 11,000,000 kilograms natural 
uranium, in the form of uranium hexafluoride (UF6) to 
ultimate foreign consignees in France, The Netherlands, Germany, and 
the United Kingdom, for enrichment up to 5 percent and for ultimate use 
in nuclear power reactors in EURATOM or return to the United States. 
Export License XSNM3643 authorizes AREVA Inc. to export up to 195 
kilograms U\235\ contained in 975.0 kilograms uranium enriched to 
19.95%, in solid form. The ultimate foreign consignee is South Africa. 
Export License XSNM3722 authorizes AREVA Inc. to export 147 kilograms 
U\235\ contained in 735 kilograms uranium, enriched to 19.95 percent, 
in solid form. The ultimate foreign consignees are the Nuclear Research 
and Consultancy Group and the Mallinckrodt Molybdenum Production 
Facility, both in The Netherlands.
    An NRC administrative review, documented in a letter to AREVA Inc. 
dated August 31, 2016 (ADAMS Accession No. ML16243A499), found the 
application acceptable to begin a more detailed technical review. If 
the application is granted, all of the above referenced licenses would 
be amended for administrative purposes to reflect the new corporate 
names.
    If the July 25, 2016, request is granted, the NRC licenses would be 
amended to reflect the licensees' new names and reorganized ownership. 
Before such license amendments are issued, the NRC will have made the 
findings required by the AEA and the NRC's regulations. The required 
findings would be documented in a Safety Evaluation Report, and any 
necessary NRC orders would be issued. An environmental review of the 
proposed action will not be performed because, pursuant to 10 CFR 
51.22(c)(21), license transfer approvals and associated license 
amendments are categorically excluded from the requirement to perform 
an environmental review.

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

    Any person whose interest may be affected by this proposed action 
and who seeks an NRC hearing regarding the proposed action must file a 
request for a hearing and a petition to intervene (petition) within 20 
days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to 10 CFR 
2.309(b)(1). Petitions shall be filed in accordance with the 
Commission's ``Agency Rules of Practice and Procedure'' in 10 CFR part 
2. Interested person(s) should consult a current copy of 10 CFR 2.309, 
which is available at the NRC's PDR, located at One White Flint North, 
Room O1-F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland 
20852. The NRC's regulations are accessible electronically from the NRC 
Library on the NRC's Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/cfr/. If a petition is filed within 20 days, the Commission 
or a presiding officer designated by the Commission or by the Chief 
Administrative Judge of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, 
will rule on the petition; and the Secretary or the Chief 
Administrative Judge of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board will 
issue a notice of a hearing or an appropriate order. Additionally, the 
petition must be filed in accordance with the filing instructions in 
the ``Electronic Submissions (E-Filing)'' section of this document.
    As required by 10 CFR 2.309, a petition 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 should specifically explain the reasons why intervention 
should be permitted with particular reference to the following general 
requirements: (1) The name, address, and telephone number of the 
petitioner; (2) the nature of the petitioner's right under the Act to 
be made a party to the proceeding; (3) the nature and extent of the 
petitioner's property, financial, or other interest in the proceeding; 
and (4) the possible effect of any decision or order which may be 
entered in the proceeding on the petitioner's interest. The petition 
must also set forth the specific contentions which the petitioner seeks 
to have litigated at the proceeding.
    Each contention must consist of a specific statement of the issue 
of law or fact to be raised or controverted. In addition, the 
petitioner shall provide a brief explanation of the bases for the 
contention and a concise statement of the alleged facts or expert 
opinion which support the contention and on which the petitioner 
intends to rely in proving the contention at the hearing. The 
petitioner must also provide references to those specific sources and 
documents of which the petitioner is aware and on which the petitioner 
intends to rely to establish those facts or expert opinion to support 
its position on the issue. The petition must include sufficient 
information to show that a genuine dispute exists with the applicant on 
a material issue of law or fact. Contentions shall be limited to 
matters within the scope of the amendment under consideration. The 
contention must be one which, if proven, would entitle the petitioner 
to relief. A petitioner who fails to satisfy these requirements with 
respect to at least one contention will not be permitted to participate 
as a party.
    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.
    Petitions for leave to intervene must be filed no later than 20 
days from the date of publication of this notice. Requests for hearing, 
petitions for leave to intervene, and motions for leave to file new or 
amended contentions that are filed after the 20-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), and may also have the 
opportunity to participate under 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 the proceeding may, in the discretion 
of the presiding officer, be permitted to make a limited appearance 
pursuant to the provisions of 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 
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conference, subject to the limits and conditions as may be imposed by 
the presiding officer. Details regarding the opportunity to make a 
limited appearance will be provided by the presiding officer if such 
sessions are scheduled.

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 (hereinafter 
``petition''), and documents filed by interested governmental entities 
participating under 10 CFR 2.315(c), must be filed in accordance with 
the NRC's E-Filing rule (72 FR 49139; August 28, 2007, as amended at 77 
FR 46562, August 3, 2012). 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 petition (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/getting-started.html. System requirements for accessing 
the E-Submittal server are available on the NRC's public Web site at 
http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals/adjudicatory-sub.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 Electronic Filing Help Desk will not be 
able to offer assistance in using unlisted software.
    Once a participant has obtained a digital ID certificate and a 
docket has been created, the participant can then submit a petition. 
Submissions should be in Portable Document Format (PDF). Additional 
guidance on PDF submissions is available on the NRC's public Web site 
at http://www.nrc.gov/site-help/electronic-sub-ref-mat.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 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 NRC's adjudicatory E-
Filing system may seek assistance by contacting the NRC Electronic 
Filing Help Desk through the ``Contact Us'' link located on the NRC's 
public 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 Electronic Filing Help Desk is available between 9 a.m. 
and 7 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 
stating why there is good cause for not filing electronically and 
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 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. 
However, in some instances, a petition will require including 
information on local residence in order to demonstrate a proximity 
assertion of interest in the proceeding. 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.
    The Commission will issue a notice or order granting or denying a 
hearing request or intervention petition, designating the issues for 
any hearing that will be held and designating the Presiding Officer. A 
notice granting a hearing will be published in the Federal Register and 
served on the parties to the hearing.

VI. Opportunity To Provide Written Comments

    Pursuant to 10 CFR 2.1305, as an alternative to requesting a 
hearing, persons may submit written comments regarding the license 
transfer applications. Any such comments should be submitted within 30 
days from the date of publication of this notice, in accordance with 10 
CFR 2.1305(b). The Commission will consider and, if appropriate, 
respond to these comments, but such comments will not otherwise 
constitute part of the decisional record. Comments should be

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submitted as described in the ADDRESSES section of this document.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 1st day of September, 2016.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Craig G. Erlanger,
Director, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety, Safeguards, and Environmental 
Review, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. 2016-21472 Filed 9-7-16; 8:45 am]
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