Kennecott Uranium Company; Sweetwater Uranium Project, 32696-32697 [2018-14855]

Download as PDF 32696 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 135 / Friday, July 13, 2018 / Notices been designated to rule on information access issues, with that officer. If challenges to the NRC staff determinations are filed, these procedures give way to the normal process for litigating disputes concerning access to information. The availability of interlocutory review by the Commission of orders ruling on such NRC staff determinations (whether granting or denying access) is governed by 10 CFR 2.311.3 I. The Commission expects that the NRC staff and presiding officers (and any other reviewing officers) will consider and resolve requests for access to SUNSI, and motions for protective orders, in a timely fashion in order to minimize any unnecessary delays in identifying those petitioners who have standing and who have propounded contentions meeting the specificity and basis requirements in 10 CFR part 2. 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(Answer receipt +7) Petitioner/Intervenor reply to answers. Decision on contention admission. 10 ...................... 60 ...................... 20 ...................... 25 ...................... 30 ...................... 40 ...................... A ....................... A + 3 ................. A + 28 ............... A + 53 ............... A + 60 ............... >A + 60 ............. [FR Doc. 2018–15009 Filed 7–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. 40–8584; NRC–2018–0141] Kennecott Uranium Company; Sweetwater Uranium Project Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: License renewal; issuance. AGENCY: 3 Requesters should note that the filing requirements of the NRC’s E-Filing Rule (72 FR 49139; August 28, 2007, as amended at 77 FR VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Jul 12, 2018 Jkt 244001 SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a renewed license to Kennecott Uranium Company (KUC) for its Sweetwater Uranium Project (SUP), located in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, for Materials License SUA–1350. The license authorizes KUC to possess uranium source and byproduct material at the SUP. In addition, the license authorizes KUC to operate its facilities as proposed in its license renewal application, as amended, and as prescribed in the license, after a pre-operational inspection has been completed at the SUP and any safety issues resolved. The renewed license expires on November 9, 2024. DATES: The license referenced in this document is available on July 6, 2018. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2018–0141 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 Website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2018–0141. Address 46562; August 3, 2012) apply to appeals of NRC staff determinations (because they must be served on a presiding officer or the Commission, as applicable), but not to the initial SUNSI request submitted to the NRC staff under these procedures. PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 32697 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 135 / Friday, July 13, 2018 / Notices questions about NRC dockets to Jennifer Borges; telephone: 301–287–9127; email: Jennifer.Borges@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. In addition, for the convenience of the reader, the ADAMS accession numbers are provided in a table in the ‘‘Availability of Documents’’ section of 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Webb, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, telephone: 301–415– 6252; email: James.Webb@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Discussion Based upon the application dated July 24, 2014 (ADAMS Package Accession No. ML14251A115), as supplemented on October 31, 2015 (ADAMS Accession No. ML15300A336), June 2, 2016 (ADAMS Accession No. ML16160A410), October 18, 2016 (ADAMS Accession No. ML16298A147), November 14, 2016 (ADAMS Accession No. ML16335A183), September 28, 2017 (ADAMS Accession No. ML17277A074), and January 12, 2018 (ADAMS Accession No. ML18043A034), the NRC has issued a renewed license (ADAMS Accession No. ML18102B175) to KUC, located in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. The renewed license authorizes KUC to possess uranium source and byproduct material at the SUP. In addition, the license authorizes KUC to operate its facilities as proposed in its license renewal application, as amended, and as prescribed in its amended license, after a pre-operational inspection has been completed at the SUP and any safety issues resolved. The renewed license will expire on November 9, 2024. The licensee’s application for a renewed license complies with the standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the NRC’s rules and regulations. The NRC has made appropriate findings as required by the Act, part 20 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), and 10 CFR part 40, and sets forth those findings in the renewed license. The agency afforded an opportunity for a hearing in the ‘‘Notice of Opportunity for a Hearing’’ published in the Federal Register on February 10, 2015 (80 FR 7501). The NRC received no request for a hearing or petition for leave to intervene following the notice. The NRC staff prepared a safety evaluation report (ADAMS Accession No. ML18052B381) for the renewal of the license and concluded, based on that evaluation, that KUC will continue to meet the regulations in the Act, 10 CFR part 20, and 10 CFR part 40. The NRC staff also prepared an environmental assessment (ADAMS Accession No. ML18135A206) and finding of no significant impact for the renewal of this license, which were published in the Federal Register on June 8, 2018 (83 FR 26708). The NRC staff concluded that renewal of this license will not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. Concurrent with its license renewal review, the NRC also reviewed KUC’s revised request to construct an additional tailings impoundment and evaporation ponds for future operations. II. Availability of Documents The following table includes the ADAMS accession numbers for the documents referenced in this notice. For additional information on accessing ADAMS, see the ADDRESSES section of this document. ADAMS accession No. Document License Renewal Application (LRA) July 24, 2014 ............................................................................................................................. LRA Revision, October 31, 2015 ......................................................................................................................................................... LRA Revision, June 2, 2016 ................................................................................................................................................................ LRA Revision, October 18, 2016 ......................................................................................................................................................... LRA Revision, November 14, 2016 ..................................................................................................................................................... LRA Revision, September 28, 2017 .................................................................................................................................................... LRA Revision, January 12, 2018 ......................................................................................................................................................... Final Environmental Assessment for the Renewal of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission License No. SUA–1530 for Kennecott Uranium Company, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, issued June 2018 ........................................................................ NRC Safety Evaluation Report, February 28, 2018 ............................................................................................................................ Source Materials License, Kennecott Uranium Company, June 30, 2018 ......................................................................................... sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 6th day of July 2018. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Michele M. Sampson, Acting Deputy Director, Division of Decommissioning, Uranium Recovery and Waste Programs, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Plant Operations and Fire Protection; Notice of Meeting [FR Doc. 2018–14855 Filed 7–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Jul 12, 2018 Jkt 244001 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ML18135A206 ML18052B381 ML18102B175 a meeting on July 26, 2018 at U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Region I, 2100 Renaissance Blvd., Suite 100, King of Prussia, PA 19406–2713. The entire meeting will be open to public attendance. The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows: The ACRS Subcommittee on Plant Operations and Fire Protection will hold PO 00000 ML14251A113 ML15300A336 ML16160A410 ML16298A147 ML16335A183 ML17277A074 ML18043A034 E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 40-8584; NRC-2018-0141]


Kennecott Uranium Company; Sweetwater Uranium Project

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: License renewal; issuance.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a 
renewed license to Kennecott Uranium Company (KUC) for its Sweetwater 
Uranium Project (SUP), located in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, for 
Materials License SUA-1350. The license authorizes KUC to possess 
uranium source and byproduct material at the SUP. In addition, the 
license authorizes KUC to operate its facilities as proposed in its 
license renewal application, as amended, and as prescribed in the 
license, after a pre-operational inspection has been completed at the 
SUP and any safety issues resolved. The renewed license expires on 
November 9, 2024.

DATES: The license referenced in this document is available on July 6, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2018-0141 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 Website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2018-0141. Address

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questions about NRC dockets to Jennifer Borges; telephone: 301-287-
9127; email: [email protected]. 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 [email protected]. 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. In addition, for the convenience of the reader, the ADAMS 
accession numbers are provided in a table in the ``Availability of 
Documents'' section of 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Webb, Office of Nuclear Material 
Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC 20555-0001, telephone: 301-415-6252; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Discussion

    Based upon the application dated July 24, 2014 (ADAMS Package 
Accession No. ML14251A115), as supplemented on October 31, 2015 (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML15300A336), June 2, 2016 (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML16160A410), October 18, 2016 (ADAMS Accession No. ML16298A147), 
November 14, 2016 (ADAMS Accession No. ML16335A183), September 28, 2017 
(ADAMS Accession No. ML17277A074), and January 12, 2018 (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML18043A034), the NRC has issued a renewed license (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML18102B175) to KUC, located in Sweetwater County, 
Wyoming. The renewed license authorizes KUC to possess uranium source 
and byproduct material at the SUP. In addition, the license authorizes 
KUC to operate its facilities as proposed in its license renewal 
application, as amended, and as prescribed in its amended license, 
after a pre-operational inspection has been completed at the SUP and 
any safety issues resolved. The renewed license will expire on November 
9, 2024.
    The licensee's application for a renewed license complies with the 
standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended 
(the Act), and the NRC's rules and regulations. The NRC has made 
appropriate findings as required by the Act, part 20 of title 10 of the 
Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), and 10 CFR part 40, and sets 
forth those findings in the renewed license. The agency afforded an 
opportunity for a hearing in the ``Notice of Opportunity for a 
Hearing'' published in the Federal Register on February 10, 2015 (80 FR 
7501). The NRC received no request for a hearing or petition for leave 
to intervene following the notice.
    The NRC staff prepared a safety evaluation report (ADAMS Accession 
No. ML18052B381) for the renewal of the license and concluded, based on 
that evaluation, that KUC will continue to meet the regulations in the 
Act, 10 CFR part 20, and 10 CFR part 40. The NRC staff also prepared an 
environmental assessment (ADAMS Accession No. ML18135A206) and finding 
of no significant impact for the renewal of this license, which were 
published in the Federal Register on June 8, 2018 (83 FR 26708). The 
NRC staff concluded that renewal of this license will not have a 
significant impact on the quality of the human environment. Concurrent 
with its license renewal review, the NRC also reviewed KUC's revised 
request to construct an additional tailings impoundment and evaporation 
ponds for future operations.

II. Availability of Documents

    The following table includes the ADAMS accession numbers for the 
documents referenced in this notice. For additional information on 
accessing ADAMS, see the ADDRESSES section of this document.

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                                                               ADAMS
                        Document                           accession No.
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License Renewal Application (LRA) July 24, 2014.........     ML14251A113
LRA Revision, October 31, 2015..........................     ML15300A336
LRA Revision, June 2, 2016..............................     ML16160A410
LRA Revision, October 18, 2016..........................     ML16298A147
LRA Revision, November 14, 2016.........................     ML16335A183
LRA Revision, September 28, 2017........................     ML17277A074
LRA Revision, January 12, 2018..........................     ML18043A034
Final Environmental Assessment for the Renewal of the        ML18135A206
 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission License No. SUA-1530
 for Kennecott Uranium Company, Sweetwater County,
 Wyoming, issued June 2018..............................
NRC Safety Evaluation Report, February 28, 2018.........     ML18052B381
Source Materials License, Kennecott Uranium Company,         ML18102B175
 June 30, 2018..........................................
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    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 6th day of July 2018.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Michele M. Sampson,
Acting Deputy Director, Division of Decommissioning, Uranium Recovery 
and Waste Programs, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. 2018-14855 Filed 7-12-18; 8:45 am]
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