[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 99 (Tuesday, May 26, 2009)]
[Page 24886]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-12096]



[Docket No. 70-1257; NRC-2009-0147]

Notice of Renewal of Special Nuclear Material License No. SNM-
1227 [AREVA NP, Inc., Richland, WA]

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of renewal of license.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rafael L. Rodriguez, Project Manager, 
Fuel Manufacturing Branch, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and 
Safeguards, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Rockville, MD 20852. Telephone: (301) 
492-3111; Fax number: (301) 492-3363; E-mail: [email protected].


I. Introduction

    By letter dated October 24, 2006, AREVA NP, Inc. (AREVA) requested 
the renewal of Special Nuclear Material License No. SNM-1227. Pursuant 
to Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), Section 2.106, 
the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is providing notice that 
Special Nuclear Material License No. SNM-1227, which authorizes AREVA 
to possess and process enriched uranium up to a maximum of five weight 
percent uranium-235, for the manufacture of fuel assemblies for 
commercial nuclear power plants (both pressurized water reactors and 
boiling water reactors) at its fuel fabrication facility in Richland, 
Washington, has been renewed for a period of 40 years. AREVA's request 
for the proposed renewed license was previously noticed, and an 
opportunity to request a hearing provided, in the Federal Register on 
March 15, 2007 (72 FR 12202). A Notice of Availability of Environmental 
Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact has been noticed in the 
Federal Register on April 3, 2009 (74 FR 15312).
    This license complies with the standards and requirements of the 
Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and NRC's rules and regulations 
as set forth in 10 CFR Chapter 1. Accordingly, this license was renewed 
on April 24, 2009, and is effective immediately.

II. Further Information

    The NRC has prepared a Safety Evaluation Report (SER) that 
documents the information that was reviewed and the NRC's conclusion. 
In accordance with 10 CFR 2.390 of the NRC's ``Rules of Practice,'' 
details with respect to this action, including the SER and accompanying 
documentation included in the license package, 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:
    (1) October 24, 2006, License Renewal Application and Environmental 
Report: ML063110082.
    (2) December 13, 2006, Supplement to License Renewal Application: 
    (3) December 10, 2008, Revised License Renewal Application: 
    (4) SER in Support of License Renewal Application (Public Version): 
    (5) Special Nuclear Materials License No. SNM-1227 (Public 
Version): ML090680579.
    If you do not have access to ADAMS, or if there are problems in 
accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC 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 Public Document Room (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 Rockville, MD this 18th day of May, 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Peter J. Habighorst,
Chief, Fuel Manufacturing Branch, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and 
Safeguards, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. E9-12096 Filed 5-22-09; 8:45 am]