[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 249 (Wednesday, December 30, 2009)]
[Pages 69152-69153]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-31036]



[Docket No. 040-08502; NRC-2009-0036]

Notice of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Consent to Indirect 
Change of Control and Issuance of License Amendment to Materials 
License SUA-1341 for Cogema Mining, Inc, Irigaray and Christensen Ranch 

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of approval of indirect change of control and issuance 
of license amendment.


Uranium Recovery Licensing Branch,

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Decommissioning and Uranium Recovery Licensing Directorate, 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. Telephone: (301) 415-7777; 
fax number: (301) 415-5369; e-mail: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to 10 CFR 2.106, the U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission (NRC) is providing notice of NRC consent to the 
indirect change of control and issuance of license amendment 15 to 
Source Materials License No. SUA-1341. This license authorizes Cogema 
Mining, Inc., to possess uranium and 11.e (2) byproduct material at its 
Irigaray and Christensen Ranch in situ recovery (ISR) facilities in 
Johnson and Campbell Counties, Wyoming. The facilities are currently in 
operating status, but are not producing uranium at this time.
    By letter dated September 18, 2009, and supplemental information 
dated October 23, 2009, November 18, 2009, and December 3, 2009, Cogema 
and Uranium One Exploration U.S.A., Inc., submitted an application to 
the NRC requesting approval of the change of control of Source 
Materials License SUA-1341 and the Irigaray and Christensen Ranch 
facilities. The change of control involves a share purchase agreement 
whereby all shares in Cogema--a subsidiary of Cogema Resources, Inc., 
which in turn is a subsidiary of Areva, NC (both of which are Delaware 
corporations)--will be acquired by Uranium One Exploration U.S.A., 
which is also a Delaware corporation. Uranium One Exploration U.S.A., 
is a subsidiary of Uranium One Americas, Inc. (a Nevada corporation). 
Uranium One Americas is a subsidiary of Uranium One Investments, which, 
in turn, is a subsidiary of Uranium One, Inc. (both of which are 
Canadian companies).
    NRC's receipt of the request to take this licensing action was 
previously noticed in the Federal Register on October 30, 2009 (74 FR 
56241), with a notice of an opportunity to request a hearing by 
November 19, 2009. No requests for a hearing were received.
    By Order dated December 17, 2009, NRC approved the indirect 
transfer. The order was accompanied by a Safety Evaluation Report (SER) 
documenting the basis for the NRC staff's approval and a license 
amendment. These actions comply with the standards and requirements of 
the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and NRC's rules and 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: In accordance with 10 CFR 2.390 of the 
NRC's ``Rules of Practice,'' the details with respect to this action, 
including the SER and accompanying documentation, and license 
amendment, 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 

          --                           --                       --
1....................  Applicant's application,              ML092660641
                        September 18, 2009.
2....................  Supplementary information,            ML093090468
                        October 23, 2009.
3....................  Supplementary information,            ML093290146
                        November 18, 2009.
4....................  Supplementary information,            ML093360303
                        November 18, 2009.
5....................  Supplementary information,            ML093420030
                        December 3, 2009.
6....................  NRC Letter approving change of        ML093290021
                        control, December 17, 2009.
7....................  NRC Order dated December 17, 2009     ML093290068
8....................  NRC Materials License SUA-1341,       ML093290083
                        Amendment 15, December 17, 2009.
9....................  NRC Safety Evaluation Report          ML093290074
                        dated December 17, 2009.

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

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 22nd day of December, 2009.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Keith I. McConnell,
Deputy Director, Decommissioning and Uranium Recovery Licensing 
Directorate, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, 
Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management 
[FR Doc. E9-31036 Filed 12-29-09; 8:45 am]