[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 112 (Monday, June 12, 2006)]
[Page 33776]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-9060]

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[Docket No. 40-8838-MLA; ASLBP No. 00-776-04-MLA]

Atomic Safety and Licensing Board; In the Matter of U.S. Army 
(Jefferson Proving Ground Site); Notice (Notice of Opportunity To Make 
Oral or Written Limited Appearance Statements)

 June 6, 2006.

Before Administrative Judges: Alan S. Rosenthal, Chairman, Dr. Paul 
B. Abramson, and Dr. Richard F. Cole.

    This proceeding involves the application submitted by the 
Department of the Army for an amendment to its NRC materials license 
(License No. SUB-1435). The amendment would authorize an alternate 
schedule for the submittal to the NRC Staff of a decommissioning plan 
for Licensee's Jefferson Proving Ground (JPG) site located in Madison, 
Indiana. Such a plan is required because there is currently amassed on 
that site a considerable quantity of depleted uranium (DU) munitions, 
the result of the Licensee's conduct, between 1984 and 1994 and under 
the auspices of the NRC materials license, of accuracy testing of DU 
tank penetration rounds. On February 2, 2006, this Atomic Safety and 
Licensing Board granted a petition to intervene and request for hearing 
filed by Save the Valley, Inc., and deferred any hearing pending the 
completion of the NRC Staff's technical review. LBP-06-06, 63 NRC 167, 
185-86. On April 27, 2006, after completion of its technical review, 
the NRC Staff issued the requested license amendment. As a consequence, 
on May 1, the proceeding was restored to fully active status. Licensing 
Board Memorandum and Order (Scheduling Further Proceedings) (May 1, 
2006) (unpublished). This Atomic Safety and Licensing Board hereby 
gives notice that, in accordance with 10 CFR 2.315(a), the Board will 
entertain oral limited appearance statements from members of the public 
in connection with this proceeding.

A. Date, Time, and Location of Oral Limited Appearance Statement 

    The session will be held on the following date at the specified 
location and time:

Date: Tuesday July 18, 2006.
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Madison-Jefferson County Public Library, 420 W. Main Street, 
Madison, Indiana 47250. (812) 265-2744.

B. Participation Guidelines for Oral Limited Appearance Statements

    Any person not a party, or the representative of a party, to the 
proceeding will be permitted to make an oral statement setting forth 
his or her position on matters of concern relating to this proceeding. 
Although these statements do not constitute testimony or evidence, they 
nonetheless might help the Board and/or the parties in their 
consideration of the issues in this proceeding.
    Oral limited appearance statements will be entertained during the 
hours specified above, or such lesser time as might be necessary to 
accommodate the speakers who are present.\1\ In this regard, if all 
scheduled and unscheduled speakers present at the session have made a 
presentation, the Licensing Board reserves the right to terminate the 
session before the ending time listed above. Any members of the public 
who wish to make an oral statement are advised to be present at the 
limited appearance session at precisely 6:30 p.m. The time allotted for 
each statement normally will be no more than five (5) minutes, but may 
be further limited depending on the number of written requests to make 
an oral statement that are submitted in accordance with Section C below 
and/or the number of persons present at the designated time.

    \1\ During the limited appearance session signs no larger than 
18'' by 18'' will be permitted, but may not be attached to sticks, 
held up, or moved about in the room.

C. Submitting a Request To Make an Oral Limited Appearance Statement

    Persons wishing to make an oral statement who have submitted a 
timely written request to do so will be given priority over those who 
have not filed such a request. To be considered timely, a written 
request to make an oral statement must either be mailed, faxed, or sent 
by e-mail so as to be received by 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, July 7, 2006. 
Written requests to make an oral statement should be submitted to:

Mail: Office of the Secretary, Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.
Fax: (301) 415-1101 (verification (301) 415-1966).
E-mail: [email protected].
    In addition, using the same method of service, a copy of the 
written request to make an oral statement should be sent to the 
Chairman of this Licensing Board as follows:

Mail: Administrative Judge Alan S. Rosenthal, c/o: Debra Wolf, Esq., 
Law Clerk, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, Mail Stop T-3 F23, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.
Fax: (301) 415-5599 (verification (301) 415-6094).
E-mail: [email protected].

D. Submitted Written Limited Appearance Statements

    A written limited appearance statement may be submitted to the 
Board regarding this proceeding at any time, either in lieu of or in 
addition to any oral statement. Such statements should be sent to the 
Office of the Secretary using the methods prescribed above, with a copy 
to the Licensing Board Chairman.

E. Availability of Documentary Information Regarding the Proceeding

    Documents relating to this proceeding 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, or electronically from the publicly available records 
component of NRC's document system (ADAMS). ADAMS is accessible from 
the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html 
(Electronic Reading Room). Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or 
who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS 
should contact the NRC PDR reference staff by telephone at (800) 397-
4209 or (301) 415-4737, or by e-mail to [email protected].

F. Scheduling Information Updates

    Any updated/revised scheduling information regarding the limited 
appearance session can be found on the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/public-meetings/index.cfm or by calling 
(800) 368-5642, extension 5036, or (301) 415-5036.

    Dated June 6, 2006, in Rockville, Maryland.

    For the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board.\2\

    \2\ Copies of this Notice were sent this date by Internet 
electronic mail transmission to counsel for the parties.

Alan S. Rosenthal,
Chairman, Administrative Judge.
 [FR Doc. E6-9060 Filed 6-9-06; 8:45 am]