[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 3 (Wednesday, January 5, 2005)]
[Page 925]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-150]



[Docket No. 72-1]

Notice of Issuance of Amendment to Materials License SNM-2500, 
General Electric Morris Operation Docket No. 72-1

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of issuance of license amendment.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Regan, Senior Project 
Manager, Spent Fuel Project Office, Office of Nuclear Material Safety 
and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555. Telephone: (301) 415-1179; fax number: (301) 415-8555; e-mail: 
[email protected].


I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) has 
issued Amendment 12 to Special Nuclear Materials License No. SNM-2500 
held by the General Electric Company (GE) for the possession, storage, 
and transfer of spent fuel at the Morris Operation Independent Spent 
Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI), located in Grundy County, Illinois. 
The amendment is effective as of the date of issuance.

II. Background

    By application dated July 30, 2004, as supplemented August 9, 2004, 
GE requested an amendment to revise the license (SNM-2500) and the 
Technical Specifications (TS) of SNM-2500 for the Morris Operation 
ISFSI. The changes would be made to reflect the current condition of 
the fuel stored and only that equipment necessary for its safe storage. 
The major changes include revisions to information regarding the spent 
fuel inventory, deletion of the requirement for ventilation exhaust 
vacuum, deletion of the requirement to have certain instrumentation 
operative for equipment that is no longer in service, a change in the 
methods to verify pool water quality, revision to the description of 
the company organization, and removal of ``receipt'' from the license 
which effectively will not permit the Morris Operation ISFSI to accept 
shipment of any additional spent fuel.

III. Finding

    This amendment complies with the standards and requirements of the 
Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the Commission'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. This 
amendment satisfied the criteria specified in 10 CFR 51.22(c)(11) for a 
categorical exclusion from the requirements to perform an environmental 
assessment or to prepare an environmental impact statement.

IV. Hearing

    In accordance with 10 CFR 72.46(b)(2), a determination has been 
made that the amendment does not present a genuine issue as to whether 
public health and safety 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.
    Further Information: As of October 25, 2004, the NRC initiated an 
additional security review of publicly available documents to ensure 
that potentially sensitive information is removed from the Agencywide 
Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) database accessible 
through the NRC's Web site. Interested members of the public should 
check the NRC's Web pages for updates on the availability of documents 
through the ADAMS system. Copies of the referenced documents are 
available for review and/or copying at the NRC Public Document Room 
after resumption of public access to ADAMS. The NRC Public Document 
Room (PDR) Reference staff can be contacted at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-
4737 or by e-mail to [email protected].

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 21st day of December 2004.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Christopher M. Regan,
Senior Project Manager, Licensing Section, Spent Fuel Project Office, 
Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. 05-150 Filed 1-4-05; 8:45 am]