[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 73 (Wednesday, April 15, 2020)]
[Pages 21031-21032]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-07946]



[Docket No. 40-3392; NRC-2017-0143]

Honeywell International Inc.; Metropolis Works Facility

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: License renewal; issuance.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a 
renewed license SUB-526, Docket No. 40-3392, to Honeywell International 
Inc. for its Metropolis Works (MTW) Facility uranium source conversion 
facility in Metropolis, IL. The renewed license expires on March 24, 
2060. This action informs the public of the renewal of the issuance for 
the Honeywell MTW and discusses the staffs finding with respect to the 
issuance of the renewed license.

DATES: The license referenced in this document became available on 
March 24, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2017-0143 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may obtain publicly-available information related to this document 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2017-0143. Address 
questions about NRC docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Jennifer Borges; 
telephone: 301-287-9127; email: [email protected]. For technical 
questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section of this document.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may obtain publicly-available documents online in the 
ADAMS Public Documents collection at https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the search, select ``Begin Web-based ADAMS 
Search.'' For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC's Public 
Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or 
by email to

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[email protected]. For the convenience of the reader, instructions 
about obtaining materials referenced in this document are provided in 
the ``Availability of Documents'' section.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Tiktinsky, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-8740, email: 
[email protected].


I. Discussion

    Pursuant to section 2.106 of title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (10 CFR), the NRC is providing notice of the issuance of 
renewal of a 10 CFR part 40 license, SUB-526, to Honeywell 
International Inc. The license authorizes Honeywell to possess and use 
source material, and sources used in gauges, in the operation of 
uranium source conversion at its Metropolis Works Facility in 
Metropolis, Il. This licensee's original request for a 40-year license 
renewal was made on February 8, 2017. A notice of receipt of the 
license renewal application with an opportunity to request a hearing 
and petition for leave to intervene was published in the Federal 
Register on June 19, 2017 (82 FR 27880). The NRC did not receive a 
request for a hearing or for a petition for leave to intervene. The 
license renewal application was subsequently revised and supplemented 
by letters dated September 20, 2017, October 8, 2018, July 7, 2019 and 
December 19, 2019. The December 19, 2019 version of the License Renewal 
Application is a standalone document that integrates the information 
provided in Honeywell's responses to the NRC staff's requests for 
additional information.
    An environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact 
were prepared for the proposed renewal of license SUB-526 for 
Honeywell's uranium source conversion facility in Metropolis Il. A 
Federal Register notice documenting the completion of NRC's 
environmental review was published on October 16, 2019 (84 FR 55339).
    This license renewal complies with the standards and requirements 
of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and the NRC's rules and 
regulations as set forth in 10 CFR Chapter 1. Accordingly, the license 
renewal issued on March 24, 2020, was effective immediately. The NRC 
prepared a safety evaluation report for the renewal of License SUB-
526,and concluded that the licensee can continue to operate the 
facility without endangering the health and safety of the public and 
will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment for 
the duration of the license.

II. Availability of Documents

    The documents identified in the following table are available to 
interested persons through one or more of the following methods, as 

                        Document                          Accession  No.
Honeywell International, Inc., Honeywell Metropolis          ML17048A263
 Works ``Application for Renewal of USNRC Source
 Materials, SUB-526,'' February 8, 2017.................
Honeywell International, Inc., ``[Supplement to]             ML17268A153
 Submittal of License Renewal Application for Metropolis
 Works,'' September 20, 2017............................
Honeywell International, Inc., Honeywell Metropolis          ML18284A332
 Works, ``Honeywell License Renewal Application Revision
 9/14/2018,'' October 8, 2018...........................
Honeywell International Inc., Letter from J. Price,          ML19192A168
 ``Honeywell Metropolis Works Revised License
 Application,'' July 9, 2019............................
Honeywell International Inc., Letter from J. Fulks,          ML19357A061
 ``Honeywell Metropolis Works Revised License
 Application,'' December 19, 2019.......................
Safety Evaluation Report, Renewal of Source Materials        ML19213A276
 License SUB-526 for Honeywell International Inc.,
 Honeywell Metropolis Works, Metropolis, Illinois,
 Docket 40-3392, March 24, 2020.........................
Honeywell Metropolis Works, Materials License SUB-526,       ML19211B649
 Amendment 14, March 24, 2020...........................

    The NRC may post materials related to this document, including 
public comments, on the Federal rulemaking website at https://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID NRC-2017-0143. The Federal 
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    Dated: April 10, 2020.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Andrea L. Kock,
Director, Division of Fuel Management, Office of Nuclear Material 
Safety and Safeguards.
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