[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 35 (Wednesday, February 23, 2005)]
[Pages 8855-8856]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-3401]



[Docket No. 030-03829]

Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of 
No Significant Impact for License Amendment for the P&G-Clairol 
Facility in Stamford, CT

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Dolce Modes, Materials Security 
& Industrial Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Region I, 
475 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 19406, telephone 
(610) 337-5251, fax (610) 337-5269; or by e-mail: [email protected].


I. Introduction

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a license 
amendment to P&G-Clairol, Inc., (P&G-Clairol) for Materials License No. 
06-11703-02, to authorize release of its facility in Stamford, 
Connecticut for unrestricted use. NRC has prepared an Environmental 
Assessment (EA) in support of this action in accordance with the 
requirements of 10 CFR part 51. Based on the EA, the NRC has concluded 
that a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is appropriate. The 
amendment will be issued following the publication of this Notice.

II. EA Summary

    The purpose of the action is to authorize the release of the 

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Stamford, Connecticut facility for unrestricted use. P&G-Clairol was 
authorized by NRC from June 10, 1971, to use radioactive materials for 
research and development purposes at the site. On July 6, 2004, P&G-
Clairol requested that NRC release the facility for unrestricted use. 
P&G-Clairol has conducted surveys of the facility and provided 
information to the NRC to demonstrate that the site meets the license 
termination criteria in subpart E of 10 CFR part 20 for unrestricted 
    The NRC staff has prepared an EA in support of the license 
amendment. The facility was remediated and surveyed prior to the 
licensee requesting the license amendment. The NRC staff has reviewed 
the information and final status survey submitted by P&G-Clairol. Based 
on its review, the staff has determined that there are no additional 
remediation activities necessary to complete the proposed action. 
Therefore, the staff considered the impact of the residual 
radioactivity at the facility and concluded that since the residual 
radioactivity meets the requirements in subpart E of 10 CFR part 20, a 
Finding of No Significant Impact is appropriate.

III. Finding of No Significant Impact

    The staff has prepared the EA (summarized above) in support of the 
license amendment to terminate the license and release the facility for 
unrestricted use. The NRC staff has evaluated P&G-Clairol's request and 
the results of the surveys and has concluded that the completed action 
complies with the criteria in subpart E of 10 CFR part 20. The staff 
has found that the environmental impacts from the action are bounded by 
the impacts evaluated by NUREG-1496, Volumes 1-3, ``Generic 
Environmental Impact Statement in Support of Rulemaking on Radiological 
Criteria for License Termination of NRC-Licensed Facilities'' 
(ML042310492, ML042320379, and ML042330385). On the basis of the EA, 
the NRC has concluded that the environmental impacts from the action 
are expected to be insignificant and has determined not to prepare an 
environmental impact statement for the action.

IV. Further Information

    Documents related to this action, including the application for the 
license amendment and supporting documentation, are available 
electronically at the NRC's Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this site, you can access the 
NRC's Agencywide Document Access and Management System (ADAMS), which 
provides text and image files of NRC's public documents. The ADAMS 
accession numbers for the documents related to this Notice are: The 
Environmental Assessment (ML050420203), Application dated July 6, 2004, 
requesting termination of the license (ML042030040), letter dated 
October 7, 2004, with attachments providing additional information 
(ML042920466), electronic mail dated October 8 and 10, 2004 (ML 
043000248), electronic mail dated December 14, 2004 (ML043570057), and 
Addendum to the Report on the Final Radiological Status Survey dated 
November 22, 2004 (received on December 15, 2004) (ML043570467). Please 
note that on October 25, 2004, the NRC terminated public access to 
ADAMS and initiated an additional security review of publicly available 
documents to ensure that potentially sensitive information is removed 
from the ADAMS database accessible through the NRC's Web site. 
Interested members of the public may obtain copies of the referenced 
documents for review and/or copying by contacting the Public Document 
Room pending resumption of public access to ADAMS. The NRC Public 
documents Room is located at NRC Headquarters in Rockville, MD, and can 
be contacted at (800) 397-4209 or (301) 415-4737, or by e-mail to 
[email protected]. The PDR reproduction contractor will copy documents for a 
fee. The PDR is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except on Federal holidays.

    Dated at King of Prussia, Pennsylvania this 15th day of 
February, 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
James P. Dwyer,
Chief, Commercial and R&D Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, 
Region I.
[FR Doc. 05-3401 Filed 2-22-05; 8:45 am]