[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 197 (Wednesday, October 13, 2010)]
[Pages 62895-62896]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-25757]



[Docket No. 70-7015; NRC-2009-0187]

Notice of Availability of Safety Evaluation Report; AREVA 
Enrichment Services LLC, Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility, Bonneville 
County, ID; NUREG-1951

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability of safety evaluation report.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Breeda Reilly, Senior Project Manager, 
Advanced Fuel Cycle, Enrichment, and Uranium Conversion, Division of 
Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and 
Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Rockville, Maryland 
20852. Telephone: (301) 492-3110; Fax: (301) 492-3363; e-mail: 
[email protected].


I. Introduction

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the issuance 
of a license to AREVA Enrichment Services (AES) LLC (the applicant) to 
authorize construction of a gas centrifuge enrichment facility and 
possession and use of byproduct material, source material, and special 
nuclear material. This proposed facility is known as the Eagle Rock 
Enrichment Facility (EREF) and will be located in Bonneville County, 
Idaho. The NRC has prepared a Safety Evaluation Report (SER) in support 
of this license application.

II. Summary

    By letter dated December 30, 2008, the applicant submitted to the 
NRC, an application requesting a license, under Title 10 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations Parts 30, 40, and 70, to possess and use byproduct 
material, source material, and special nuclear material in a gas 
centrifuge uranium enrichment facility. The applicant proposes that the 
facility, known as the EREF, be located in Bonneville County, Idaho, 
about 32 kilometers (20 miles) west-northwest of the city of Idaho 
Falls. By letter dated April 23, 2009, AES submitted a revised 
application to increase the facility's nominal capacity from 3 million 
separative work units (SWU)/year to 6 million SWUs/year. The applicant 
subsequently revised its license application by letter dated April 30, 
    The NRC staff has prepared the SER in support of this license 
application. The SER discusses the results of the safety review 
performed by the staff in the following areas: General information, 
organization and administration, integrated safety analysis (ISA) and 
ISA summary, radiation protection, nuclear criticality safety, chemical 
process safety, fire safety, emergency management, environmental 
protection, decommissioning, management measures, physical protection, 
and materials control and accountability.

III. Further Information

    The SER is 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 Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS), which provides text and image files of NRC's public documents. 
The ADAMS Accession Number for the April 30, 2010, revised license 
application is ML101610549. The ADAMS Accession Number for the 
September 28, 2010 SER is ML102710296.
    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 Reference staff at 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, O1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The

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PDR reproduction contractor will copy documents for a fee.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 30th day of September, 2010.

    For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Marissa G. Bailey,
Deputy Director, Special Projects and Technical Support Directorate, 
Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. 2010-25757 Filed 10-12-10; 8:45 am]