[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 185 (Friday, September 24, 2010)]
[Pages 58446-58447]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-23953]



[Docket No. 70-1257; NRC-2009-0028]

Notice of Issuance of Amendment No. 1 for Special Nuclear 
Material License No. SNM-1227 [AREVA NP, Inc., Richland, WA]

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of issuance of license amendment.


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 June 12, 2008, to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission (NRC), AREVA NP, Inc. (AREVA) requested approval of an 
amendment to its Special Nuclear Material License No. SNM-1227 which 
would authorize AREVA to install and operate a new process at its fuel 
fabrication facility in Richland, Washington, that will use 
supercritical carbon dioxide to extract uranium from waste material 
that contains a relatively low percentage of uranium. This submittal 
was revised and resubmitted by AREVA on August 22, 2008, to reflect the 
required portion marking set forth in Title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (10 CFR) 2.390(b). Pursuant to the requirements in 10 CFR 
2.106, the NRC is providing notice that Amendment No. 1 for Special 
Nuclear Material License No. SNM-1227 has been issued. AREVA's request 
for the proposed amendment was previously noticed, and an opportunity 
to request a hearing was provided in the Federal Register on January 
16, 2009 (74 FR 3110-3114). The NRC staff evaluated AREVA's license 
amendment request and concluded that it meets the regulatory criteria 
for a categorical exclusion, as described in 10 CFR 51.22(c)(11). This 
conclusion is documented in the NRC staff's Safety Evaluation Report 
    This license amendment 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 amended on July 28, 2010, and is effective immediately.

II. Further Information

    The NRC has prepared an 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.

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From this site, you can access the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access 
and Management System (ADAMS), which provides text and image files of 
NRC's public documents. The ADAMS accession numbers for the public 
version of the documents related to this notice are:
    (a) June 12, 2008, Original License Amendment Application: 
    (b) August 22, 2008, Revised License Amendment Application: 
ML082420070 and ML082420071;
    (c) SER in Support of License Amendment Application: ML101550158; 
    (d) Amended Special Nuclear Material License No. SNM-1227: 
    If you do not have access to ADAMS, or if there are problems in 
accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC's 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 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 16th day of September 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Peter J. Habighorst,
Chief, Fuel Manufacturing Branch, Fuel Facility Licensing Directorate, 
Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. 2010-23953 Filed 9-23-10; 8:45 am]