Notice of Hearing (Notice of Evidentiary Hearing and Opportunity To Provide Oral, Written, and Audio-Recorded Limited Appearance Statements); In the Matter of Crow Butte Resources, Inc. (Marsland Expansion Area), 37828-37830 [2018-16546]

Download as PDF 37828 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 149 / Thursday, August 2, 2018 / Notices DATE AND TIME: August 14, 2018; 12:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. August 15, 2018; 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION PLACE: [Docket No. 40–8943–MLA–2; ASLBP No. 13–926–01–MLA–BD01] https:// www.nsf.gov/mps/advisory.jsp. Open. Notice (Regarding Weapons at Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Proceeding); In the Matter of Crow Butte Resources, Inc. (Marsland Expansion Area) Christopher Coox, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA 22314; Telephone: 703.292.5137; Email: ccoox@nsf.gov. July 27, 2018. Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel Before the Licensing Board: G. Paul Bollwerk, III, Chairman, Dr. Richard E. Wardwell, Dr. Thomas J. Hirons National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Ave. Alexandria, VA 22314. MEETING INFORMATION: TYPE OF MEETING: CONTACT PERSON: To provide advice, recommendations, and counsel on major goals and policies pertaining to mathematical and physical sciences programs and activities. PURPOSE OF MEETING: Agenda Tuesday, August 14, 2018 • Meeting opening, FACA briefing, introductions, and approval of previous meeting minutes • MPS update • Big Ideas: Quantum Leap: Leading the Next Quantum Revolution • Big Ideas: Windows on the Universe: The Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics • Preparation for meeting with the NSF Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Wednesday, August 15, 2018 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES • Meeting opening and FACA briefing • Update: Sexual Harassment • Big Ideas: Harnessing the Data Revolution • Big Ideas: Understanding the Rules of Life: Predicting Phenotype • Discussion: Synthetic Biology • Update from MPSAC sub-committee on the Physics Frontiers Centers Program • Discussion with NSF Director and COO • Wrap up and opportunity for public Q&A/comments Dated: July 30, 2018. Crystal Robinson, Committee Management Officer. Notice is hereby given that the rules and policies regarding the possession of weapons in United States Courthouses and United States Federal Buildings in the State of Nebraska shall apply to all proceedings conducted in governmental or private facilities in Nebraska by the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Accordingly, no person other than federal law enforcement personnel or law enforcement personnel from the Dawes County Sheriff’s Department, or any other authorized Nebraska state or local law enforcement organization, while performing official duties, shall wear or otherwise carry a firearm, edged weapon, impact weapon, electronic control device, chemical weapon, ammunition, or other dangerous weapon into the limited appearance session scheduled at the Chadron State College Student Center in Chadron, Nebraska, on Sunday, October 28, 2018, or the evidentiary hearing scheduled to begin on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at the Crawford Community Building in Crawford, Nebraska. This notice does not apply to state or local law enforcement officers responding to a call for assistance from within the Chadron State College Student Center or the Crawford Community Building. For the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board. Dated: Rockville, Maryland, July 27, 2018. George P. Bollwerk III, Chairman, Administrative Judge. [FR Doc. 2018–16545 Filed 8–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P [FR Doc. 2018–16551 Filed 8–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P [Docket No. 40–8943–MLA–2; ASLBP No. 13–926–01–MLA–BD01] Notice of Hearing (Notice of Evidentiary Hearing and Opportunity To Provide Oral, Written, and AudioRecorded Limited Appearance Statements); In the Matter of Crow Butte Resources, Inc. (Marsland Expansion Area) July 27, 2018. Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel Before the Licensing Board: G. Paul Bollwerk, III, Chairman, Dr. Richard E. Wardwell, Dr. Thomas J. Hirons The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board hereby gives notice that it will convene an evidentiary hearing to receive testimony and exhibits in this proceeding regarding intervenor Oglala Sioux Tribe’s (OST) challenge to the May 2012 application of Crow Butte Resources, Inc., (CBR) seeking to amend the existing 10 CFR part 40 source materials license for its Crow Butte in situ uranium recovery (ISR) site to authorize CBR to operate a satellite ISR facility within the Marsland Expansion Area (MEA) in Dawes County, Nebraska. The evidentiary hearing will concern OST’s admitted Contention 2, which raises hydrogeological-related environmental and safety matters regarding the proposed license amendment. In addition, the Board gives notice that, in accordance with 10 CFR 2.315(a) and the procedures specified below, it will entertain oral, written, and audio-recorded limited appearance statements from members of the public in connection with the issues raised by Contention 2. A. Matters To Be Considered As set forth by the Licensing Board in a July 20, 2018 issuance, OST Contention 2 provides as follows: OST Contention 2: Failure to Include Adequate Hydrogeological Information to Demonstrate Ability to Contain Fluid Migration The application and final environmental assessment fail to provide sufficient information regarding the geological setting of the area to meet the requirements of 10 CFR part 40, Appendix A, Criteria 4(e) and 5G(2); the National Environmental Policy Act; and NUREG–1569 section 2.6. The application and final environmental assessment similarly fail to provide sufficient information to establish potential effects of the project on the adjacent surface and ground-water resources, as required by NUREG–1569 section 2.7, and the National Environmental Policy Act. LBP–18–3, 88 NRC __, __(slip op. at 43) (July 20, 2018). This issue will be the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:06 Aug 01, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 149 / Thursday, August 2, 2018 / Notices subject matter of the evidentiary hearing and should be the focus of any limited appearance statements.1 B. Date, Time, and Location of Evidentiary Hearing The Board will convene an evidentiary hearing conducted in accord with the procedures set forth in 10 CFR part 2, subpart L, regarding the environmental and safety matters specified in section A above on the following date at the specified location and time: Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Time: 8:30 a.m. Mountain Time (MT). Location: Crawford Community Building, 1005 1st Street, Crawford, Nebraska. The hearing will continue from day-today until concluded. CBR, the NRC staff, and OST will be parties to the hearing and will sponsor witnesses and evidentiary material. Any member of the public who plans to attend the hearing is advised that security measures may be employed at the entrance to the room where the hearing will take place, including searches of hand-carried items such as briefcases or backpacks, and is reminded to arrive in sufficient time to allow for security screening. Items that could readily be used as weapons will not be permitted in the room where the evidentiary hearing sessions will be held. Also, during the evidentiary hearing session no signs will be permitted in the hearing room. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES C. Date, Time, and Location of Oral Limited Appearance Statement Session A 10 CFR 2.315(a) oral limited appearance session regarding the MEA ISR proceeding will be held on the following date at the specified location and time: 1 As the Board also indicated in its July 2018 issuance, LBP–18–3, 88 NRC at __(slip op. at 43), the scope of the safety and environmental concerns encompassed by this contention include the following: (1) The adequacy of the descriptions of the affected environment for establishing the potential effects of the proposed MEA operation on the adjacent surface water and groundwater resources; (2) exclusively as a safety concern, the absence in the applicant’s technical report, in accord with NUREG–1569 section 2.7, of a description of the effective porosity, hydraulic porosity, hydraulic conductivity, and hydraulic gradient of site hydrogeology, along with other information relative to the control and prevention of excursions such as transmissivity and storativity; (3) the failure to develop, in accord with NUREG– 1569 section 2.7, an acceptable conceptual model of site hydrology that is adequately supported by site characterization data so as to demonstrate with scientific confidence that the area hydrogeology, including horizontal and vertical hydraulic conductivity, will result in the confinement of extraction fluids and expected operational and restoration performance; and (4) whether the final EA contains unsubstantiated assumptions as to the isolation of the aquifers in the ore-bearing zones. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:06 Aug 01, 2018 Jkt 244001 Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018 (if there is sufficient interest). Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. MT. Location: Scottsbluff Room, Chadron State College Student Center, 1000 Main Street, Chadron, Nebraska. D. Participation Guidelines for Oral Limited Appearance Statements Any person not a party, or the representative of a party, to this proceeding will be permitted to make an oral statement setting forth his or her position on matters of concern relating to the proceeding. Although these statements do not constitute testimony or evidence, they nonetheless may help the Licensing Board and/or the parties in their consideration of the matters of concern in this proceeding relating to OST Contention 2. Oral limited appearance statements will be entertained during the hours specified in section C above, or such lesser period as may be necessary to accommodate the speakers who are present. In this regard, if all scheduled and unscheduled speakers present at the session have made a presentation, the Licensing Board reserves the right to terminate the session before the ending time listed in section C above. The Board also reserves the right to cancel the Sunday afternoon session scheduled above if there has not been a sufficient showing of public interest as reflected by the number of preregistered speakers. Any member of the public who plans to attend the limited appearance session is strongly advised to arrive early to allow time to pass through any security measures that may be employed. Attendees are also requested not to bring any unnecessary hand-carried items, such as packages, briefcases, backpacks, or other items that might need to be examined individually. Items that could readily be used as weapons will not be permitted in the room where this session will be held. During the oral limited appearance session, signs no larger than 18 inches by 18 inches will be permitted, but may not be attached to sticks, held over one’s head, or moved about in the room. The time allotted for each limited appearance statement normally will be no more than five minutes, but to ensure everyone will have an opportunity to speak, may be further limited depending on the number of written requests to make an oral statement that are submitted in accordance with section E below and/or the number of persons present at the designated times. PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37829 E. Submitting a Request To Make an Oral Limited Appearance Statement A person wishing to make an oral statement who has submitted a timely written request to do so will be given priority over those who have not filed such a request. To be considered timely, a written request to make an oral statement must either be mailed, faxed, or sent by email so as to be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Monday, October 12, 2018. Based on its review of the requests received by October 12, 2018, the Licensing Board may decide that the Sunday afternoon session will not be held due to lack of adequate interest in that session. Written requests to make an oral limited appearance received after Monday, October 12, 2018, will be honored to the extent practicable. Written requests to make an oral statement should be submitted to: Mail: Administrative Judge G. Paul Bollwerk, III, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, Mail Stop T–3A02, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Fax: (301) 415–5205 (verification (301) 415–5277). Email: paul.bollwerk@nrc.gov and sarah.ladin@nrc.gov. F. Submitting Written Limited Appearance Statements As provided in 10 CFR 2.315(a), any person not a party, or the representative of a party, to the proceeding may submit a written statement setting forth his or her position on matters of concern relating to this proceeding. Although these statements do not constitute testimony or evidence, they nonetheless may help the Board or the parties in their consideration of the matters of concern in this proceeding relating to OST Contention 2. A written limited appearance statement may be submitted at any time, however, for the statement to be the most helpful to the Board and parties relative to the evidentiary hearing on Contention 2, it should be submitted so as to be received by Wednesday, October 24, 2018. The written limited statement should be sent to the Office of the Secretary using one of the methods prescribed below: Mail: Office of the Secretary, Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Fax: (301) 415–1101 (verification (301) 415–1677). Email: hearingdocket@nrc.gov. E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1 37830 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 149 / Thursday, August 2, 2018 / Notices In addition, using the same method of service, a copy of the written limited appearance statement should be sent to the Licensing Board Chairman as follows: Mail: Administrative Judge G. Paul Bollwerk, III, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, Mail Stop T–3A02, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Fax: (301) 415–5599 (verification (301) 415–6094). Email: paul.bollwerk@nrc.gov and sarah.ladin@nrc.gov. G. Submitting Audio-Recorded Limited Appearance Statements As provided in 10 CFR 2.315(a), any person not a party, or the representative of a party, to the proceeding may submit an audio-recorded statement setting forth his or her position on matters of concern relating to this proceeding. Although these statements do not constitute testimony or evidence, they nonetheless may help the Board or the parties in their consideration of the matters of concern in this proceeding relating to OST Contention 2. To ensure that the Licensing Board members will have the opportunity to review an audio-recorded limited appearance statements prior to the beginning of the evidentiary hearing, an audio-recorded limited appearance statement must be submitted so that it is received by Friday, October 12, 2018. All recordings must conform to the directions below in order for the Board and parties to consider the information and concerns contained therein. All audio-recorded limited appearance statements will be transcribed by a court reporter and included in the docket of this proceeding. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 1. Size Due to technical constraints, all audio-recorded limited appearance statements submitted must be no more than 15 minutes in length. 2. Format and Submission Audio-recorded limited appearance statements may be sent to the Board one of two ways. An audio-recorded limited appearance statement may be sent by email to paul.bollwerk@nrc.gov as an attachment. The total size of the email cannot exceed 17 megabytes (MB). The attached file must be sent as an .mp3, .mp4, or .dss file. An audio-recorded limited appearance statement may also be sent by mail on either a compact disc (CD) or digital versatile disc (DVD) to: Mail: Administrative Judge G. Paul Bollwerk, III, Atomic Safety and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:06 Aug 01, 2018 Jkt 244001 Licensing Board Panel, Mail Stop T–3A02, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. H. Availability of Documentary Information Regarding the Proceeding The CBR application and license and various staff documents relating to the application are available on the NRC website at https://www.nrc.gov/infofinder/materials/uranium/licensedfacilities/crow-butte.html.2 These and other documents relating to this proceeding also are available for public inspection at the Commission’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland, or electronically from the publiclyavailable records component of NRC’s document system (ADAMS) at www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html (the Public Electronic Reading Room), including the agency’s Electronic Hearing Docket, https://adams.nrc.gov/ ehd/ (under Docket No. 40–8943–MLA– 2). Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS should contact the NRC PDR reference staff by telephone at (800) 397–4209 or (301) 415–4737 (available between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except federal holidays), or by email to pdr@nrc.gov. I. Information Updates to Schedule Any updates or revisions to the evidentiary hearing schedule or the schedule for the limited appearance session can be found on the NRC website at www.nrc.gov/public-involve/ public-meetings/index.cfm, or by calling (800) 368–5642, extension 5036 (available between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except federal holidays), or by calling (301) 415–5036 (available seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day). It is so ordered. For the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board. Rockville, Maryland, July 27, 2018. George P. Bollwerk III, Chairman, Administrative Judge. [FR Doc. 2018–16546 Filed 8–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Product Change—Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement AGENCY: ACTION: Postal ServiceTM. Notice. The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule’s Competitive Products List. SUMMARY: Date of required notice: August 2, 2018. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Reed, 202–268–3179. The United States Postal Service® hereby gives notice that, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3), on July 27, 2018, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a USPS Request to Add Priority Mail Contract 455 to Competitive Product List. Documents are available at www.prc.gov, Docket Nos. MC2018–199, CP2018–277. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Elizabeth Reed, Attorney, Corporate and Postal Business Law. [FR Doc. 2018–16523 Filed 8–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P POSTAL SERVICE Product Change—Priority Mail and First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement AGENCY: ACTION: Postal ServiceTM. Notice. The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule’s Competitive Products List. SUMMARY: Date of required notice: August 2, 2018. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Reed, 202–268–3179. 2 On May 24, 2018, the staff notified the Board that, in accordance with 10 CFR 2.1202(a), the CBR license amendment license had been issued, effective immediately. See Letter from Emily Monteith, NRC Staff Counsel, to Licensing Board at 1 (May 24, 2018). Although section 2.1213(a) afforded OST the opportunity to seek a stay of this staff action, no such request was filed. Nonetheless, the CBR license amendment is subject to any merits determinations the Board might make relative to OST’s pending contention. PO 00000 POSTAL SERVICE Sfmt 4703 The United States Postal Service® hereby gives notice that, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3), on July 27, 2018, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a USPS Request to Add Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 85 to Competitive Product List. Documents are available at SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 40-8943-MLA-2; ASLBP No. 13-926-01-MLA-BD01]


Notice of Hearing (Notice of Evidentiary Hearing and Opportunity 
To Provide Oral, Written, and Audio-Recorded Limited Appearance 
Statements); In the Matter of Crow Butte Resources, Inc. (Marsland 
Expansion Area)

July 27, 2018.
Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel
Before the Licensing Board: G. Paul Bollwerk, III, Chairman, Dr. 
Richard E. Wardwell, Dr. Thomas J. Hirons

    The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board hereby gives notice that it 
will convene an evidentiary hearing to receive testimony and exhibits 
in this proceeding regarding intervenor Oglala Sioux Tribe's (OST) 
challenge to the May 2012 application of Crow Butte Resources, Inc., 
(CBR) seeking to amend the existing 10 CFR part 40 source materials 
license for its Crow Butte in situ uranium recovery (ISR) site to 
authorize CBR to operate a satellite ISR facility within the Marsland 
Expansion Area (MEA) in Dawes County, Nebraska. The evidentiary hearing 
will concern OST's admitted Contention 2, which raises hydrogeological-
related environmental and safety matters regarding the proposed license 
amendment. In addition, the Board gives notice that, in accordance with 
10 CFR 2.315(a) and the procedures specified below, it will entertain 
oral, written, and audio-recorded limited appearance statements from 
members of the public in connection with the issues raised by 
Contention 2.

A. Matters To Be Considered

    As set forth by the Licensing Board in a July 20, 2018 issuance, 
OST Contention 2 provides as follows:

OST Contention 2: Failure to Include Adequate Hydrogeological 
Information to Demonstrate Ability to Contain Fluid Migration
    The application and final environmental assessment fail to 
provide sufficient information regarding the geological setting of 
the area to meet the requirements of 10 CFR part 40, Appendix A, 
Criteria 4(e) and 5G(2); the National Environmental Policy Act; and 
NUREG-1569 section 2.6. The application and final environmental 
assessment similarly fail to provide sufficient information to 
establish potential effects of the project on the adjacent surface 
and ground-water resources, as required by NUREG-1569 section 2.7, 
and the National Environmental Policy Act.

LBP-18-3, 88 NRC __, __(slip op. at 43) (July 20, 2018). This issue 
will be the

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subject matter of the evidentiary hearing and should be the focus of 
any limited appearance statements.\1\
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    \1\ As the Board also indicated in its July 2018 issuance, LBP-
18-3, 88 NRC at __(slip op. at 43), the scope of the safety and 
environmental concerns encompassed by this contention include the 
following: (1) The adequacy of the descriptions of the affected 
environment for establishing the potential effects of the proposed 
MEA operation on the adjacent surface water and groundwater 
resources; (2) exclusively as a safety concern, the absence in the 
applicant's technical report, in accord with NUREG-1569 section 2.7, 
of a description of the effective porosity, hydraulic porosity, 
hydraulic conductivity, and hydraulic gradient of site hydrogeology, 
along with other information relative to the control and prevention 
of excursions such as transmissivity and storativity; (3) the 
failure to develop, in accord with NUREG-1569 section 2.7, an 
acceptable conceptual model of site hydrology that is adequately 
supported by site characterization data so as to demonstrate with 
scientific confidence that the area hydrogeology, including 
horizontal and vertical hydraulic conductivity, will result in the 
confinement of extraction fluids and expected operational and 
restoration performance; and (4) whether the final EA contains 
unsubstantiated assumptions as to the isolation of the aquifers in 
the ore-bearing zones.
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B. Date, Time, and Location of Evidentiary Hearing

    The Board will convene an evidentiary hearing conducted in accord 
with the procedures set forth in 10 CFR part 2, subpart L, regarding 
the environmental and safety matters specified in section A above on 
the following date at the specified location and time:
    Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018.
    Time: 8:30 a.m. Mountain Time (MT).
    Location: Crawford Community Building, 1005 1st Street, Crawford, 
Nebraska.

The hearing will continue from day-to-day until concluded. CBR, the NRC 
staff, and OST will be parties to the hearing and will sponsor 
witnesses and evidentiary material.
    Any member of the public who plans to attend the hearing is advised 
that security measures may be employed at the entrance to the room 
where the hearing will take place, including searches of hand-carried 
items such as briefcases or backpacks, and is reminded to arrive in 
sufficient time to allow for security screening. Items that could 
readily be used as weapons will not be permitted in the room where the 
evidentiary hearing sessions will be held. Also, during the evidentiary 
hearing session no signs will be permitted in the hearing room.

C. Date, Time, and Location of Oral Limited Appearance Statement 
Session

    A 10 CFR 2.315(a) oral limited appearance session regarding the MEA 
ISR proceeding will be held on the following date at the specified 
location and time:
    Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018 (if there is sufficient interest).
    Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. MT.
    Location: Scottsbluff Room, Chadron State College Student Center, 
1000 Main Street, Chadron, Nebraska.

D. Participation Guidelines for Oral Limited Appearance Statements

    Any person not a party, or the representative of a party, to this 
proceeding will be permitted to make an oral statement setting forth 
his or her position on matters of concern relating to the proceeding. 
Although these statements do not constitute testimony or evidence, they 
nonetheless may help the Licensing Board and/or the parties in their 
consideration of the matters of concern in this proceeding relating to 
OST Contention 2.
    Oral limited appearance statements will be entertained during the 
hours specified in section C above, or such lesser period as may be 
necessary to accommodate the speakers who are present. In this regard, 
if all scheduled and unscheduled speakers present at the session have 
made a presentation, the Licensing Board reserves the right to 
terminate the session before the ending time listed in section C above. 
The Board also reserves the right to cancel the Sunday afternoon 
session scheduled above if there has not been a sufficient showing of 
public interest as reflected by the number of preregistered speakers.
    Any member of the public who plans to attend the limited appearance 
session is strongly advised to arrive early to allow time to pass 
through any security measures that may be employed. Attendees are also 
requested not to bring any unnecessary hand-carried items, such as 
packages, briefcases, backpacks, or other items that might need to be 
examined individually. Items that could readily be used as weapons will 
not be permitted in the room where this session will be held. During 
the oral limited appearance session, signs no larger than 18 inches by 
18 inches will be permitted, but may not be attached to sticks, held 
over one's head, or moved about in the room.
    The time allotted for each limited appearance statement normally 
will be no more than five minutes, but to ensure everyone will have an 
opportunity to speak, may be further limited depending on the number of 
written requests to make an oral statement that are submitted in 
accordance with section E below and/or the number of persons present at 
the designated times.

E. Submitting a Request To Make an Oral Limited Appearance Statement

    A person wishing to make an oral statement who has submitted a 
timely written request to do so will be given priority over those who 
have not filed such a request. To be considered timely, a written 
request to make an oral statement must either be mailed, faxed, or sent 
by email so as to be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Monday, 
October 12, 2018. Based on its review of the requests received by 
October 12, 2018, the Licensing Board may decide that the Sunday 
afternoon session will not be held due to lack of adequate interest in 
that session. Written requests to make an oral limited appearance 
received after Monday, October 12, 2018, will be honored to the extent 
practicable.
    Written requests to make an oral statement should be submitted to:

Mail: Administrative Judge G. Paul Bollwerk, III, Atomic Safety and 
Licensing Board Panel, Mail Stop T-3A02, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.
Fax: (301) 415-5205 (verification (301) 415-5277).
Email: [email protected] and [email protected].

F. Submitting Written Limited Appearance Statements

    As provided in 10 CFR 2.315(a), any person not a party, or the 
representative of a party, to the proceeding may submit a written 
statement setting forth his or her position on matters of concern 
relating to this proceeding. Although these statements do not 
constitute testimony or evidence, they nonetheless may help the Board 
or the parties in their consideration of the matters of concern in this 
proceeding relating to OST Contention 2.
    A written limited appearance statement may be submitted at any 
time, however, for the statement to be the most helpful to the Board 
and parties relative to the evidentiary hearing on Contention 2, it 
should be submitted so as to be received by Wednesday, October 24, 
2018. The written limited statement should be sent to the Office of the 
Secretary using one of the methods prescribed below:

Mail: Office of the Secretary, Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.
Fax: (301) 415-1101 (verification (301) 415-1677).
Email: [email protected].


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In addition, using the same method of service, a copy of the written 
limited appearance statement should be sent to the Licensing Board 
Chairman as follows:

Mail: Administrative Judge G. Paul Bollwerk, III, Atomic Safety and 
Licensing Board Panel, Mail Stop T-3A02, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.
Fax: (301) 415-5599 (verification (301) 415-6094).
Email: [email protected] and [email protected].

G. Submitting Audio-Recorded Limited Appearance Statements

    As provided in 10 CFR 2.315(a), any person not a party, or the 
representative of a party, to the proceeding may submit an audio-
recorded statement setting forth his or her position on matters of 
concern relating to this proceeding. Although these statements do not 
constitute testimony or evidence, they nonetheless may help the Board 
or the parties in their consideration of the matters of concern in this 
proceeding relating to OST Contention 2.
    To ensure that the Licensing Board members will have the 
opportunity to review an audio-recorded limited appearance statements 
prior to the beginning of the evidentiary hearing, an audio-recorded 
limited appearance statement must be submitted so that it is received 
by Friday, October 12, 2018. All recordings must conform to the 
directions below in order for the Board and parties to consider the 
information and concerns contained therein. All audio-recorded limited 
appearance statements will be transcribed by a court reporter and 
included in the docket of this proceeding.

1. Size

    Due to technical constraints, all audio-recorded limited appearance 
statements submitted must be no more than 15 minutes in length.

2. Format and Submission

    Audio-recorded limited appearance statements may be sent to the 
Board one of two ways. An audio-recorded limited appearance statement 
may be sent by email to [email protected] as an attachment. The 
total size of the email cannot exceed 17 megabytes (MB). The attached 
file must be sent as an .mp3, .mp4, or .dss file.
    An audio-recorded limited appearance statement may also be sent by 
mail on either a compact disc (CD) or digital versatile disc (DVD) to:

Mail: Administrative Judge G. Paul Bollwerk, III, Atomic Safety and 
Licensing Board Panel, Mail Stop T-3A02, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.

H. Availability of Documentary Information Regarding the Proceeding

    The CBR application and license and various staff documents 
relating to the application are available on the NRC website at https://www.nrc.gov/info-finder/materials/uranium/licensed-facilities/crow-butte.html.\2\ These and other documents relating to this proceeding 
also are available for public inspection at the Commission's Public 
Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville 
Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland, or electronically from the 
publicly-available records component of NRC's document system (ADAMS) 
at www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html (the Public Electronic Reading 
Room), including the agency's Electronic Hearing Docket, https://adams.nrc.gov/ehd/ (under Docket No. 40-8943-MLA-2). Persons who do not 
have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the 
documents located in ADAMS should contact the NRC PDR reference staff 
by telephone at (800) 397-4209 or (301) 415-4737 (available between 
8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except federal 
holidays), or by email to [email protected].
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    \2\ On May 24, 2018, the staff notified the Board that, in 
accordance with 10 CFR 2.1202(a), the CBR license amendment license 
had been issued, effective immediately. See Letter from Emily 
Monteith, NRC Staff Counsel, to Licensing Board at 1 (May 24, 2018). 
Although section 2.1213(a) afforded OST the opportunity to seek a 
stay of this staff action, no such request was filed. Nonetheless, 
the CBR license amendment is subject to any merits determinations 
the Board might make relative to OST's pending contention.
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I. Information Updates to Schedule

    Any updates or revisions to the evidentiary hearing schedule or the 
schedule for the limited appearance session can be found on the NRC 
website at www.nrc.gov/public-involve/public-meetings/index.cfm, or by 
calling (800) 368-5642, extension 5036 (available between 7:00 a.m. and 
9:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except federal holidays), or by 
calling (301) 415-5036 (available seven days a week, twenty-four hours 
a day).
    It is so ordered.

    For the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board.

    Rockville, Maryland, July 27, 2018.
George P. Bollwerk III,
Chairman, Administrative Judge.
[FR Doc. 2018-16546 Filed 8-1-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 7590-01-P