[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 225 (Wednesday, November 23, 2005)]
[Pages 70897-70898]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-6459]



[Docket Number 030-34406]

Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of 
No Significant Impact for License Amendment for Parker Hughes 
Institute, Roseville, MN

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. 22-26786-01 issued to 
Parker Hughes Institute (the licensee), to authorize release of its 
Bays 12 and 13 at 2657 Patton Road facility for unrestricted use.
    The NRC staff has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) in 
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 Bays 12 and 13 at 2657 
Patton Road facility for unrestricted use. On April 18, 1997, the 
Atomic Energy Commission authorized the licensee to conduct the 
radiological operations. The primary radioactive materials used at 2657 
Patton Road facility were hydrogen-3, carbon-14, phosphorus-32, 
phosphorus-33, sulfur-35, and iodine-125. On September 27, 2005, the 
licensee submitted a license amendment request to amend its license to 
release its Bays 12 and 13 at 2657 Patton 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 radiological 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). 
Additionally, no non-radiological or cumulative impacts were 
identified. 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

    Documents related to this action, including the application for 
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: ML052800438 for the September 
27, 2005, amendment request, ML053110124 for the October 28, 2005, 
additional information to the amendment request, and ML053180555 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

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Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The PDR reproduction contractor will copy 
documents for a fee.

    Dated at Lisle, Illinois, this 14th day of November 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Jamnes L. Cameron,
Chief, Decommissioning Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety 
Region III.
[FR Doc. E5-6459 Filed 11-22-05; 8:45 am]