[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 98 (Thursday, May 21, 1998)]
[Pages 28015-28016]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-13510]



[Docket No.: 040-07982]

Consideration of Amendment Request To Approve a Decommissioning 
Plan for Alliant Techsystems, Inc., and Opportunity for a Hearing

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Intent to approve decommissioning plan license 
amendment and opportunity for Hearing related to source materials 
license for Alliant Techsystems, Inc.


    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering 
issuance of a license amendment to Source Material License No. SUB-971, 
issued to Alliant Techsystems, Inc., to authorize decontamination and 
decommissioning activities of those areas of the licensee's Twin Cities 
Army Ammunition Plant, Depleted Uranium Facilities, New Brighton, 
Minnesota, site which require remediation prior to release for 
unrestricted use.
    The licensee requested the amendment in a letter dated October 6, 
1997. The amendment would incorporate the licensee's Decommissioning 
Plan for the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant, Depleted Uranium 
Facilities, New Brighton, Minnesota. The plan discusses the 
administrative and technical procedures necessary for performing the 
decommissioning project as follows: (1) Summary of Plan (including 
background, description of facilities to be remediated, etc.); (2) 
Choices of Decommissioning Alternatives and Decommissioning Activities 
(including decommissioning schedule, organization and program 
responsibilities); (3) Protection of Occupational and Public Health and 
Safety (including radiation protection, asbestos protection and waste 
management programs); (4) Final Radiation Safety Survey; (5) 
Decommissioning Cost Estimate and Funding Plan; (6) Decommissioning 
Quality Assurance Plan; and (7) References and Appendices.
    The NRC will require the licensee to remediate the Depleted Uranium 
facilities to meet NRC's decommissioning criteria, and during the 
decommissioning activities, to maintain effluents and doses within NRC 
requirements and as low as reasonably achievable.
    Prior to approving the decommissioning plan, NRC will have made 
findings required by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and 
NRC's regulations. Staff review findings and approval of the plan will 
be documented in an amendment to License No. SUB-971.
    The NRC hereby provides notice that this is a proceeding on an 
application for a license amendment falling within the scope of Subpart 
L, Informal Hearing Procedures for Adjudications in Materials Licensing 
Proceedings, of the NRC's rules of practice for domestic licensing 
proceedings in 10 CFR part 2. Pursuant to Sec. 2.1205(a), any person 
whose interest may be affected by this proceeding may file a request 
for a hearing in accordance with Sec. 2.1205(d). A request for a 
hearing must be filed within thirty (30) days of the date of 
publication of this Federal Register Notice. The request for a hearing 
must be filed with the Office of the Secretary either:

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    1. Hand deliver to: 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD between 
7:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., Federal workdays; or
    2. Send to: Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC. 20555-0001, Attention: Docketing and Services Branch.
    In addition to meeting other applicable requirements of 10 CFR Part 
2 of the NRC's regulations, a request for a hearing filed by a person 
other than the applicant must describe in detail:
    1. The interest of the requestor in the proceeding;
    2. How that interest may be affected by the results of the 
proceeding, including the reasons why the requestor should be permitted 
a hearing, with particular reference to the factors set out in 
Sec. 2.1205(h);
    3. The requestor's areas of concern about the licensing activity 
that is the subject matter of the proceeding; and
    4. The circumstances establishing that the request for a hearing is 
timely in accordance with Sec. 2.1205(d).
    In accordance with 10 CFR 2.1205(f), each request for a hearing 
must also be served, by delivering it personally or by mail, to:
    1. The licensee, Alliant Techsystems, Inc., Attention: Francisco L. 
Lisbona III, Radiation Safety Officer, Building 502, Twin Cities 
Arsenal, New Brighton, MN 55112;
    2. The NRC staff, by delivery to the Executive Director for 
Operations, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 
20852-2738; or, .
    3. By mail, addressed to the Executive Director for Operations, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555.
    For further details with respect to this action, the application 
for amendment request is available for inspection at the NRC's Public 
Document Room, 2120 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20555 or at NRC's 
Region III offices located at 801 Warrenville Road, Lisle, IL 60532-
4351. Persons desiring to review documents at the Region III office 
should call Mr. George McCann at (630) 829-9856 several days in advance 
to assure that the documents will be readily available for review.

    Dated at Lisle, Illinois, this 8th day of May 1998.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Roy J. Caniano,
Deputy Director, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Region III.
[FR Doc. 98-13510 Filed 5-20-98; 8:45 am]