[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 153 (Wednesday, August 10, 2005)]
[Page 46549]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-4325]



[Docket No. 50-157/97]

Notice and Solicitation of Comments; Pursuant to 10 CFR 20.1405 
and 10 CFR 50.82(b)(5) Concerning Proposed Action To Decommission Ward 
Center for Nuclear Studies at Cornell University Reactor Facility

    Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(the Commission) has received an application from the Cornell 
University dated August 22, 2003, for a license amendment approving its 
proposed decommissioning plan for the Ward Center for Nuclear Studies 
(TRIGA Reactor, Docket No. 50-157, License R-80 and Zero Power Reactor, 
Docket No. 50-97, License R-89) located in Ithaca, New York.
    In accordance with 10 CFR 20.1405, the Commission is providing 
notice and soliciting comments from local and State governments in the 
vicinity of the site and any Indian Nation or other indigenous people 
that have treaty or statutory rights that could be affected by the 
decommissioning. This notice and solicitation of comments is published 
pursuant to 10 CFR 20.1405, which provides for publication in the 
Federal Register and in a forum, such as local newspapers, letters to 
State or local organizations, or other appropriate forum, that is 
readily accessible to individuals in the vicinity of the site.
    Comments should be provided within 30 days of the date of this 
notice to Patrick M. Madden, Chief, Research and Test Reactors Section, 
New, Research and Test Reactors Program, Division of Regulatory 
Improvement Programs, Mail Stop O12-G13, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555.
    Further, in accordance with 10 CFR 50.82(b)(5), notice is also 
provided to interested persons of the Commission's intent to approve 
the plan by amendment, subject to such conditions and limitations as it 
deems appropriate and necessary, if the plan demonstrates that 
decommissioning will be performed in accordance with the regulations in 
this chapter and will not be inimical to the common defense and 
security or to the health and safety of the public.
    Copies of the application for a license amendment approving Cornell 
University's proposed decommissioning plan 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 20855-2738. The NRC maintains an Agencywide Documents Access 
and Management System (ADAMS), which provides text and image files of 
NRC's public documents. The initial application may be accessed through 
the NRC's Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html, under ADAMS accession number 
ML032400421, ML032400186, ML032400205, and ML032400427. Persons who do 
not have access to ADAMS, or if there are problems in accessing the 
documents located in ADAMS, may contact the NRC PDR Reference staff at 
1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by e-mail to [email protected].

    Dated in Rockville, Maryland, this 1st day of August 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Alexander Adams, Jr.,
Acting Section Chief, Research and Test Reactors Section, New, Research 
and Test Reactors Program, Division of Regulatory Improvement Programs, 
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. E5-4325 Filed 8-9-05; 8:45 am]