[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 34 (Monday, February 23, 2009)]
[Page 8124]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-3749]

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[DOCKET NO. 50-238; NRC-2009-0019]

Nuclear Ship Savannah; Notice of Public Meeting on the Post 
Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report

AGENCY: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Notice of meeting on the Post Shutdown Decommissioning 
Activities Report (PSDAR) for the Nuclear Ship Savannah (NS Savannah), 
Facility Operating License No. NS-1.


    Contact: John T. Buckley, Division of Waste Management and 
Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and 
Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001, Telephone: 301-415-6607 or Toll Free: 800-
368-5642, x-6607, or e-mail [email protected].
SUMMARY: The NRC is providing notice that the NRC staff will conduct a 
meeting to discuss and accept comments on the PSDAR for the NS Savannah 
on March 11, 2009, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The meeting will be held on-
board the NS Savannah located at Pier 13, Canton Marine Terminal, 4601 
Newgate Ave., Baltimore, MD 21224.
    On December 11, 2008, the U.S. Department of Transportation--
Maritime Administration (MARAD) submitted its PSDAR for the NS 
Savannah. The PSDAR provides an overview of MARAD's proposed 
decommissioning activities, schedule, and costs for the NS Savannah.
    The NS Savannah was brought to power in 1961 and removed from 
service in 1970. Final reactor shutdown occurred in November 1970 and 
defueling was completed in fall 1971. In 1975 the NS Savannah was 
``mothballed.'' NRC issued a ``possession--only'' license for the NS 
Savannah in 1976. The NS Savannah was in a mothballed status from 1976 
to 2006. In 2006, MARAD made the decision to place the ship in extended 
SAFSTOR until the budget could support decommissioning and license 
termination. MARAD submitted the PSDAR as part of its SAFSTOR 
compliance program.

Further Information: The PSDAR is available for public viewing at the 
NRC's Public Document Room (PDR) or electronically through the NRC's 
Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) with 
Accession No. ML083500100. Documents may also be examined, and/or 
copied for a fee, at the PDR, located at One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available 
records will be accessible electronically from the ADAMS Public Library 
component on the NRC Web site, http://www.nrc.gov (the Public 
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 1 (800) 397-4209, or (301) 415-4737, or 
by e-mail at [email protected].

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17th day of February 2009.

    For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Timothy O'Hara,
Chief, Reactor Decommissioning Branch, Decommissioning and Uranium 
Recovery Licensing Directorate, Division of Waste Management and 
Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and 
Environmental Management Programs.
[FR Doc. E9-3749 Filed 2-20-09; 8:45 am]