[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 215 (Monday, November 8, 2010)]
[Pages 68629-68630]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-28130]



[Docket No. 50-020; NRC-2010-0313]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Reactor Notice of Issuance 
of Renewed Facility Operating; License No. R-37

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued renewed 
Facility Operating License No. R-37, held by the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology (the licensee), which authorizes continued 
operation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Reactor (MITR-
II), located in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The MITR-II 
is a tank-type, light-water-cooled-and-moderated, heavy-water-reflected 
research reactor licensed to operate at a steady-state power level of 6 
megawatts thermal power. Renewed Facility Operating License No. R-37 
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), and sets forth those findings in the 
renewed license. The Agency afforded an opportunity for hearing in the 
Notice of Opportunity for Hearing published in the Federal Register on 
May 8, 2008, at 73 FR 26148. The NRC received no request for a hearing 
or petition for leave to intervene following the notice.
    The NRC staff prepared a safety evaluation report for the renewal 
of Facility Operating License No. R-37 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 and Finding of No Significant 
Impact for license renewal, noticed in the Federal Register on October 
5, 2010, at 75 FR 61220, and concluded that renewal of the license will 
not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment.

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    For details with respect to the application for renewal, see the 
licensee's letter dated July 8, 1999 (ML080950435), as supplemented by 
letters dated February 10 (ADAMS Accession Nos. ML003683419, 
ML052900533, ML053190234, and ML053190384), and May 8, 2000 (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML081000625), January 29, 2004 (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML081000626), July 5 (ADAMS Accession No. ML061930319), and October 11, 
2006 (ADAMS Accession No. ML063340716), January 26, 2007 (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML070320555), February 22 (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML081000627), May 29 (ADAMS Accession No. ML081560246), August 15 
(ADAMS Accession No. ML082350069), 21 (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML082401050), and 26 (ADAMS Accession No. ML082470562), October 6 
(ADAMS Accession No. ML082900488) and 7 (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML082910241), and December 1, 2008 (ADAMS Accession No. ML083430006), 
May 26 (ADAMS Accession No. ML091540202), August 27 (ADAMS Accession 
No. ML092450427), October 5 (ADAMS Accession No. ML092930273), October 
9 (ADAMS Accession No. ML092930278), and November 19, 2009 (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML093290155), and March 30 (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML100970368), August 6 (ADAMS Accession No. ML102310032), and August 
26, 2010 (ADAMS Accession No. ML102440122). 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, Maryland. Publicly available records will be accessible 
electronically from the Agencywide Documents Access and Management 
System (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, Maryland, this 1st day of November, 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Jessie Quichocho,
Chief, Research and Test Reactors Licensing Branch, Division of Policy 
and Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2010-28130 Filed 11-5-10; 8:45 am]