U.S. Department of Energy; Three Mile Island 2 Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation, 27087-27088 [2017-12137]

Download as PDF nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 112 / Tuesday, June 13, 2017 / Notices No. ML16347A133). In accordance with § 72.16 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), a notice of docketing was published in the Federal Register on February 23, 2017 (82 FR 11485). The NRC prepared a safety evaluation report (SER) (ADAMS Accession No. ML17151A201) to document its review and evaluation of the amendment request. As further explained in the SER, the NRC has also determined that the license amendment is administrative in nature, and therefore satisfies the 10 CFR 51.22(c)(11) criteria for a categorical exclusion from the requirement to prepare an environmental impact statement. Under 10 CFR 51.22(c)(11), this action is eligible for categorical exclusion, because it is an amendment to a materials licenses which is administrative, organizational, or procedural in nature, or which results in a change in process operations or equipment, provided that (i) there is no significant change in the types or significant increase in the amounts of any effluents that may be released offsite, (ii) there is no significant increase in individual or cumulative occupational radiation exposure, (iii) there is no significant construction impact, and (iv) there is no significant increase in the potential for or consequences from radiological accidents. Consequently, an environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact are not required. Upon completing its review, the NRC staff determined the request complies with the standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), as well as the NRC’s rules and regulations. The Commission has made appropriate findings as required by the Act and the Commission’s rules and regulations in 10 CFR Chapter I, which are set forth in the license amendment. The NRC approved and issued Amendment No. 3 to Special Nuclear Materials License No. SNM–2512, held by DOE for the receipt, possession, transfer, and storage of spent fuel and associated radioactive materials at the Idaho Spent Fuel Facility ISFSI. Amendment No. 3 was effective as of the date of issuance. In accordance with 10 CFR 72.46(b)(2), the NRC has determined that Amendment No. 3 does not present a genuine issue as to whether the health and safety of the public will be significantly affected. Therefore, the publication of a notice of proposed action and an opportunity for hearing or a notice of hearing is not warranted. Notice is hereby given of the right of VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:58 Jun 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 interested persons to request a hearing on whether the action should be rescinded or modified. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 25th day of May 2017. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. John McKirgan, Chief, Spent Fuel Licensing Branch, Division of Spent Fuel Management, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2017–12135 Filed 6–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 72–20; NRC–2017–0050] U.S. Department of Energy; Three Mile Island 2 Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: License amendment application; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) reviewed an application by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for an amendment to Materials License No. SNM–2508, for the Three Mile Island 2 (TMI–2) independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI), located on the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory in Butte County, Idaho. The amendment revises the licensee delegation of authority in the license, the technical specifications, and the final safety analysis report. These documents currently delegate authority under the license to the Manager, DOE Idaho Operations Office. The amendment would replace that reference with the Deputy Manager, Idaho Cleanup Project in each of the documents. DATES: Notice of issuance of amendment to Materials License No. SNM–2508 given on June 13, 2017. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2017–0050 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may obtain 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–2017–0050. 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27087 • 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. The Three Mile Island 2 license amendment request is available electronically in ADAMS under Accession No. ML16258A191. • 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: Jose Cuadrado, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415– 0606; email: Jose.Cuadrado@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By letter dated September 8, 2016, DOE submitted to the NRC an application to amend the Materials License No. SNM– 2508 for the TMI–2 ISFSI, located on the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory in Butte County, Idaho (ADAMS Accession No. ML16258A191). Materials License No. SNM–2508 authorizes the licensee to receive, possess, store, and transfer canisters containing core debris and damaged spent nuclear fuel from the Three Mile Island Unit 2 (TMI–2) reactor, in addition to other authorized uses. The proposed amendment revises the licensee delegation of authority in the license, the technical specifications, and the final safety analysis report. These documents currently delegate authority under the license to the Manager, DOE Idaho Operations Office. The amendment would replace that reference with the Deputy Manager, Idaho Cleanup Project in each of the documents. In a letter to DOE dated December 9, 2016, NRC notified DOE that the application was acceptable to begin a technical review (ADAMS Accession No. ML16347A192). In accordance with § 72.16 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), a notice of docketing was published in the Federal Register on February 22, 2017 (82 FR 11371). The NRC prepared a safety evaluation report (SER) (ADAMS Accession No. ML17151A327) to document its review E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1 nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with NOTICES 27088 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 112 / Tuesday, June 13, 2017 / Notices and evaluation of the amendment request. As further explained in the SER, the NRC has also determined that the license amendment is administrative in nature, and therefore satisfies the 10 CFR 51.22(c)(11) criteria for a categorical exclusion from the requirement to prepare an environmental impact statement. Under 10 CFR 51.22(c)(11), this action is eligible for categorical exclusion, because it is an amendment to a materials licenses which is administrative, organizational, or procedural in nature, or which results in a change in process operations or equipment, provided that (i) there is no significant change in the types or significant increase in the amounts of any effluents that may be released offsite, (ii) there is no significant increase in individual or cumulative occupational radiation exposure, (iii) there is no significant construction impact, and (iv) there is no significant increase in the potential for or consequences from radiological accidents. Consequently, an environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact are not required. Upon completing its review, the NRC staff determined the request complies with the standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), as well as the NRC’s rules and regulations. The Commission has made appropriate findings as required by the Act and the Commission’s rules and regulations in 10 CFR Chapter I, which are set forth in the license amendment. The NRC approved and issued Amendment No. 5 to Special Nuclear Materials License No. SNM–2508, held by DOE for the receipt, possession, transfer, and storage of spent fuel and associated radioactive materials at the TMI–2 ISFSI. Amendment No. 5 was effective as of the date of issuance. In accordance with 10 CFR 72.46(b)(2), the NRC has determined that Amendment No. 5 does not present a genuine issue as to whether the health and safety of the public will be significantly affected. Therefore, the publication of a notice of proposed action and an opportunity for hearing or a notice of hearing is not warranted. Notice is hereby given of the right of interested persons to request a hearing on whether the action should be rescinded or modified. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 25 day of May 2017. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:58 Jun 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. John McKirgan, Chief, Spent Fuel Licensing Branch, Division of Spent Fuel Management, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2017–12137 Filed 6–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 70–7003; NRC–2017–0137] The American Centrifuge Lead Cascade Facility in Piketon, Ohio Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) and a finding of no significant impact regarding a request from American Centrifuge Operating, LLC (ACO or the licensee). ACO is authorized to possess and use special nuclear material (SNM), source material, and byproduct material at its Lead Cascade Facility (LCF) in Ohio under NRC License SNM–7003, issued in 2004. ACO requested the NRC’s approval to ship radioactively contaminated and non-contaminated classified matter and waste from the LCF to the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) operated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The classified matter and waste would be permanently buried at the NNSS. ACO operated the LCF on DOE’s site in Piketon, Ohio, where a gaseous diffusion uranium enrichment plant had previously operated. The LCF was operated as a test facility using centrifuges to enrich uranium, and provided reliability, performance, cost and other data for use in deciding whether to construct and operate a commercial uranium enrichment plant at DOE’s Piketon, Ohio, site. DATES: The EA and FONSI referenced in this document are available on June 13, 2017. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2017–0137 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may obtain 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–2017–0137. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–415–3463; SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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. Jean Trefethen, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415– 0867, email: Jean.Trefethen@nrc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction By letter dated February 24, 2017 and supplemented on March 10, 2017 (ADAMS Accession Nos. ML17073A109 and ML17087A285, respectively), the licensee requested NRC approval of ACO’s plan to ship off site for disposal radioactively contaminated and noncontaminated classified matter and waste generated at the American Centrifuge LCF. The LCF is located on an approximately 3,700 acre (1,500 hectare) site in Pike County, Ohio, that is owned by the DOE. The DOE leases portions of this site, including the LCF buildings, to the licensee. The LCF classified matter and waste would be sent to the DOE’s NNSS for permanent disposal there. The NRC staff has prepared an EA (ML17153A093) as part of its review of this proposed action in accordance with the requirements in part 51 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ‘‘Environmental Protection Regulations for Domestic Licensing and Related Regulatory Functions’’ and associated staff guidance. The NRC has concluded that the proposed action will not have a significant effect on the quality of the human environment. E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 112 (Tuesday, June 13, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27087-27088]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-12137]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 72-20; NRC-2017-0050]


U.S. Department of Energy; Three Mile Island 2 Independent Spent 
Fuel Storage Installation

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: License amendment application; issuance.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) reviewed an 
application by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for an amendment to 
Materials License No. SNM-2508, for the Three Mile Island 2 (TMI-2) 
independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI), located on the 
Idaho National Engineering Laboratory in Butte County, Idaho. The 
amendment revises the licensee delegation of authority in the license, 
the technical specifications, and the final safety analysis report. 
These documents currently delegate authority under the license to the 
Manager, DOE Idaho Operations Office. The amendment would replace that 
reference with the Deputy Manager, Idaho Cleanup Project in each of the 
documents.

DATES: Notice of issuance of amendment to Materials License No. SNM-
2508 given on June 13, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2017-0050 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may obtain 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-2017-0050. 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.
     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 
Three Mile Island 2 license amendment request is available 
electronically in ADAMS under Accession No. ML16258A191.
     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: Jose Cuadrado, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-0606; email: 
Jose.Cuadrado@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By letter dated September 8, 2016, DOE 
submitted to the NRC an application to amend the Materials License No. 
SNM-2508 for the TMI-2 ISFSI, located on the Idaho National Engineering 
Laboratory in Butte County, Idaho (ADAMS Accession No. ML16258A191). 
Materials License No. SNM-2508 authorizes the licensee to receive, 
possess, store, and transfer canisters containing core debris and 
damaged spent nuclear fuel from the Three Mile Island Unit 2 (TMI-2) 
reactor, in addition to other authorized uses. The proposed amendment 
revises the licensee delegation of authority in the license, the 
technical specifications, and the final safety analysis report. These 
documents currently delegate authority under the license to the 
Manager, DOE Idaho Operations Office. The amendment would replace that 
reference with the Deputy Manager, Idaho Cleanup Project in each of the 
documents.
    In a letter to DOE dated December 9, 2016, NRC notified DOE that 
the application was acceptable to begin a technical review (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML16347A192). In accordance with Sec.  72.16 of title 10 
of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), a notice of docketing was 
published in the Federal Register on February 22, 2017 (82 FR 11371).
    The NRC prepared a safety evaluation report (SER) (ADAMS Accession 
No. ML17151A327) to document its review

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and evaluation of the amendment request. As further explained in the 
SER, the NRC has also determined that the license amendment is 
administrative in nature, and therefore satisfies the 10 CFR 
51.22(c)(11) criteria for a categorical exclusion from the requirement 
to prepare an environmental impact statement. Under 10 CFR 
51.22(c)(11), this action is eligible for categorical exclusion, 
because it is an amendment to a materials licenses which is 
administrative, organizational, or procedural in nature, or which 
results in a change in process operations or equipment, provided that 
(i) there is no significant change in the types or significant increase 
in the amounts of any effluents that may be released offsite, (ii) 
there is no significant increase in individual or cumulative 
occupational radiation exposure, (iii) there is no significant 
construction impact, and (iv) there is no significant increase in the 
potential for or consequences from radiological accidents. 
Consequently, an environmental assessment and finding of no significant 
impact are not required.
    Upon completing its review, the NRC staff determined the request 
complies with the standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act 
of 1954, as amended (the Act), as well as the NRC's rules and 
regulations. The Commission has made appropriate findings as required 
by the Act and the Commission's rules and regulations in 10 CFR Chapter 
I, which are set forth in the license amendment. The NRC approved and 
issued Amendment No. 5 to Special Nuclear Materials License No. SNM-
2508, held by DOE for the receipt, possession, transfer, and storage of 
spent fuel and associated radioactive materials at the TMI-2 ISFSI. 
Amendment No. 5 was effective as of the date of issuance.
    In accordance with 10 CFR 72.46(b)(2), the NRC has determined that 
Amendment No. 5 does not present a genuine issue as to whether the 
health and safety of the public will be significantly affected. 
Therefore, the publication of a notice of proposed action and an 
opportunity for hearing or a notice of hearing is not warranted. Notice 
is hereby given of the right of interested persons to request a hearing 
on whether the action should be rescinded or modified.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 25 day of May 2017.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
John McKirgan,
Chief, Spent Fuel Licensing Branch, Division of Spent Fuel Management, 
Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. 2017-12137 Filed 6-12-17; 8:45 am]
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