[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 64 (Monday, April 6, 2009)]
[Page 15525]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-7648]



[Docket No. 50-123; NRC-2009-0139]

Missouri University of Science and Technology Research Reactor; 
Notice of Issuance of Renewed Facility License No. R-79

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) has 
issued renewed Facility License No. R-79, held by the Board of Curators 
of the University of Missouri (the licensee), which authorizes 
continued operation of the Missouri University of Science and 
Technology Research Reactor (MSTR), located on the Missouri University 
of Science and Technology (MST) campus at Rolla City, Phelps County, 
MO. The MSTR is a pool-type, light-water-moderated-and-cooled research 
reactor licensed to operate at a steady-state thermal power level of 
200 kilowatts thermal. Renewed Facility License No. R-79 will expire at 
midnight 20 years from its date of issuance.
    The renewed license complies with the standards and requirements of 
the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the 
Commission's rules and regulations. The Commission has made appropriate 
findings as required by the Act and the Commission's regulations in 
Title 10, Chapter 1, ``Nuclear Regulatory Commission,'' of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (10 CFR Chapter 1), and sets forth those findings 
in the renewed license. The NRC afforded an opportunity for hearing in 
the Notice of Opportunity for Hearing published in the Federal Register 
on December 31, 2007, at 72 FR 74350. The NRC received no request for a 
hearing or petition for leave to intervene following this notice.
    The NRC staff prepared a safety evaluation report for the renewal 
of Facility License No. R-79 and concluded, based on that evaluation, 
that the licensee can continue to operate the facility without 
endangering the health and safety of the public. The NRC staff also 
prepared an environmental assessment for license renewal, noticed in 
the Federal Register on March 30, 2009 (7X FR 14163), and concluded, 
based on that assessment, that renewal of the license will not have a 
significant impact on the quality of the human environment.
    The NRC maintains the Agencywide Documents Access and Management 
System (ADAMS), which provides text and image files of the NRC's public 
documents. For details with respect to the application for renewal, see 
the licensee's letter dated August 30, 2004 (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML042820116), as supplemented by letters dated November 16, 2007 (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML073240523), November 27, 2007 (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML073320467), December 26, 2007 (ADAMS Accession No. ML080070088), 
January 17, 2008 (ADAMS Accession No. ML080240307), March 6, 2008 
(ADAMS Accession No. ML080930439), June 26, 2008 (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML081820410), September 16, 2008 (ADAMS Accession No. ML082630565), and 
November 7, 2008 (ADAMS Accession No. ML083190529). The NRC requested 
additional information on November 16, 2007 (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML072340514), May 12, 2008 (ADAMS Accession No. ML081270024), and 
September 8, 2008 (ADAMS Accession No. ML082460561). For details with 
respect to the issuance of the renewed facility license, see renewed 
Facility License No. R-79 (ADAMS Accession No. ML090140511) including 
the related safety evaluation report dated March 30, 2009, the related 
technical specifications dated March 24, 2009 (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML090140520), and the related environmental assessment dated March 20, 
2009 (ADAMS Accession No. ML080290156). Documents may be examined, and/
or copied for a fee, at the NRC's Public Document Room (PDR), located 
at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), 
Rockville, MD. Publicly available records are accessible electronically 
from the ADAMS Public Electronic Reading Room on the NRC Web site, 
http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. 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 at 1-800-
397-4209 or 301-415-4737, or send an e-mail to [email protected].

    Dated at Rockville, MD, this 30th day of March, 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Kathryn M. Brock,
Chief, Research and Test Reactors Branch A, Division of Policy and 
Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. E9-7648 Filed 4-3-09; 8:45 am]