[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 179 (Friday, September 16, 2005)]
[Pages 54778-54779]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-5085]



[Docket Number 030-04781]

Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of 
No Significant Impact for License Amendment for Pharmacia & Upjohn 
Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Peter J. Lee, Decommissioning 
Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Region III, 2443 Warrenville Road, Lisle, Illinois 60532-
4352. Telephone: (630) 829-9870; fax number: (630) 515-1259; e-mail: 
[email protected].


I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuing 
a license amendment of Material License No. 21-00182-03 issued to 
Pharmacia & Upjohn Company (the licensee), to authorize release of its 
200 Portage Road facility for unrestricted use.
    The NRC staff has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) in

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support of this amendment 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 proposed action is to amend the licensee's 
byproduct material license and release its 200 Portage Road facility 
for unrestricted use. On April 24, 1958, the Atomic Energy Commission 
authorized the licensee to conduct the radiological operations. The 
primary radioactive materials used at 200 Portage Road facility were 
hydrogen-3, carbon-14, phosphorus-32, phosphorus-33, sulfur-35, and 
iodine-125. On June 20, 2005, the licensee submitted a license 
amendment request to amend its license to release its 200 Portage Road 
facility for unrestricted use. The licensee has conducted surveys of 
the facility and provided information to the NRC to demonstrate that 
the site meets the license termination criteria in 10 CFR 20.1402, 
''Radiological Criteria for Unrestricted Use.''
    The staff has examined the licensee's request and the information 
provided in support of its request, including the surveys performed to 
demonstrate compliance with the release criteria. The staff has found 
that the environmental impacts from the proposed action are bounded by 
the impacts evaluated in the ``Generic Environmental Impact Statement 
in Support of Rulemaking on Radiological Criteria for License 
Termination of NRC-Licensed Facilities'' (NUREG-1496). Based on its 
review, the staff has determined that there are no additional 
remediation activities necessary to complete the proposed action and a 
Finding of No Significant Impact is appropriate.

III. Finding of No Significant Impact

    On the basis of the EA, the NRC concluded that there are no 
significant environmental impacts from the proposed amendment and 
determined not to prepare an environmental impact statement.

IV. Further Information

    In accordance with 10 CFR 2.390 of the NRC's ``Rules of Practice,'' 
documents related to this action, including the application for 
amendment and supporting documentation, will be available 
electronically for public inspection and copying from the Publicly 
Available Records (PARS) of NRC's document system (ADAMS) accessible 
from the NRC's Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. 
The ADAMS accession numbers for the documents related to this notice 
are: ML051740182 for the June 20, 2005, amendment request, and 
ML052520086 for the EA summarized above. If you do not have access to 
ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing the documents located in 
ADAMS, contact the NRC's Public Document Room (PDR) Reference staff at 
1-800-397-4209, (301) 415-4737, or by e-mail to [email protected].
    These documents may also be viewed electronically on the public 
computers located at the NRC's PDR, O 1 F21, One White Flint North, 
11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The PDR reproduction 
contractor will copy documents for a fee.

    Dated at Lisle, Illinois, this 9th day of September, 2005.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Jamnes L. Cameron,
Chief, Decommissioning Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, 
Region III.
[FR Doc. E5-5085 Filed 9-15-05; 8:45 am]