[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 180 (Wednesday, September 16, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57887-57889]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-20418]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 11005897; NRC-2020-0118]


EnergySolutions Services, Inc.

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Export license amendment application and renewal; opportunity 
to provide comments, request a hearing, and petition for leave to 
intervene.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received and is 
considering an application (XW018/02) from EnergySolutions Services, 
Inc. (ESSI) to amend and renew an existing export license authorizing 
the export of radioactive waste to Germany. The NRC is providing notice 
of the opportunity to submit written comments, request a hearing, or a 
petition for leave to intervene on ESSI's application.

DATES: Submit comments by October 16, 2020. A request for a hearing or 
a petition for leave to intervene must be filed by October 16, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2020-0118. Address 
questions about 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.
     Email comments to: [email protected]. If you do not 
receive an automatic email reply confirming receipt, then contact us at 
301-415-1677.
     Fax comments to: Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission at 301-415-1101.
     Mail comments to: Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, ATTN: Rulemakings and 
Adjudications Staff.
    For additional direction on obtaining information and submitting 
comments, see ``Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments'' in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen C. Baker, Office of 
International Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC 20555-0001, telephone: 301-287-9059, email: Stephen.B[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to NRC-2020-0118 or Docket No. 11005897 when 
contacting the NRC about the availability of information for this 
action. You may obtain publicly-available information related to this 
action by the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2020-0118.
     NRC's Public Website: Go to https://www.nrc.gov and search 
for XW018/02, Docket No. 11005897, Docket ID NRC-2020-0118, or ADAMS 
Accession No. ML20211L811.
     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 reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by 
email to [email protected]. The export license amendment application 
from ESSI is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML20211L811.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include NRC-2020-0118 or Docket No. 11005897 in your comment 
submission.
    The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact 
information that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your 
comment submission. The NRC will post all comment submissions at 
https://www.regulations.gov as well as enter the comment submissions 
into ADAMS. The NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to 
remove identifying or contact information.
    If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons 
for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to 
include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be 
publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should 
state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to 
remove such information before making the comment submissions available 
to the public or entering the comment into ADAMS.

II. Discussion

    In accordance with paragraph 110.70(b) of title 10 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (10 CFR), the NRC is noticing the receipt of an 
export license amendment application submitted by ESSI on July 28, 
2020, to amend and renew an existing export license authorizing the 
export of German-origin radioactive waste from ESSI processing 
facilities in the State of Tennessee to Germany. The existing export 
license (XW018/01), which expires on December 31, 2021, authorizes the 
export of up to 1,000 tons of low-level radioactive waste consisting of 
hearth ash from the incineration of dry active material previously 
imported from Germany, including personal protective equipment, 
laboratory wastes, contaminated filters, insulating materials, plastic 
shielding, hoses and tubing, and empty contaminated bulk storage and 
waste tanks contaminated with byproduct and special nuclear material in 
amounts not to exceed the recipient's domestic possession license. The 
application requests: (1) Renewal of the cumulative radioactivity 
limits for XW018 of the total quantities of radioactive material/waste 
of radioactive material/waste exported to Germany; and (2) a new 
expiration date of December 31, 2026. The NRC is noticing the request 
to amend the license to export radioactive waste; open the opportunity 
for public comment; and open the opportunity to file a request for a 
hearing or petition for leave to intervene for a period of 30 days 
after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Any request 
for hearing or petition for leave to intervene shall be served by the 
requestor or petitioner in accordance with 10 CFR 110.89. Hearing 
requests and intervention petitions must include the information 
specified in 10 CFR 110.82(b).
    A request for a hearing or petition for leave to intervene may be 
filed with the NRC electronically in accordance with NRC's E-Filing 
rule promulgated in August 2007 (72 FR 49139; August 28, 2007, as 
amended at 77 FR 46562, August 3, 2012). Information about filing 
electronically is available on the NRC's public website at https://www.nrc.gov/site-help/e-submittals.html. To ensure timely electronic 
filing, at least 10 days prior to the filing deadline, the petitioner/
requestor should contact the Office of the Secretary by email at 
[email protected], or by calling 301-415-1677, to (1) request a 
digital identification (ID) certificate, which allows the participant 
(or its counsel or representative) to digitally sign submissions and 
access the E-Filing system for any proceeding in which it is 
participating; and (2) advise the Secretary that the participant will 
be submitting a petition or other adjudicatory document (even in 
instances in which the participant, or its counsel or representative, 
already holds an NRC-issued digital ID certificate). Based upon this 
information, the Secretary will establish an electronic docket for the 
hearing in this proceeding if the Secretary has not already established 
an electronic docket.
    The information concerning this application for an export license 
amendment follows.

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                                NRC Export License Amendment/Renewal Application
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Application Information:
    Name of Applicant.................................  Energy Solutions Services, Inc.
    Date of Application...............................  July 14, 2020.
    Date Received.....................................  July 28, 2020.
    Application No....................................  XW018/02.
    Docket No.........................................  11005897.
    ADAMS Accession No................................  ML20211L811.
Description of Material:
    Material Type.....................................  Radioactive material consisting of hearth ash from the
                                                         incineration dry active material. Exported material may
                                                         also include non-incinerable or non-conforming material
                                                         identified during inspection prior to incineration.
Total Quantity \1\....................................  Authorization to export a total maximum quantity of
                                                         206.164 TBq, and 350 grams of SNM based on the maximum
                                                         activity authorized for possession at Energy Solutions
                                                         Canada, Inc. ES Walker Operations as follows: H-3: 18.5
                                                         TBq, C-14: 18.5 Tbq, Ra-226: 0.74 TBq, Fe-55: 55.5 TBq,
                                                         Th-232: 0.74 TBq, Po-210: 0.37 TBq, Uranium (natural or
                                                         depleted): 7.4 TBq, Uranium (not U-233, U-235 or U-
                                                         238): 0.074 TBq Atomic number 3 to 83 (excluding C-15
                                                         or Fe-55): 111 TBq, Atomic number 84 to 91 (total):
                                                         0.185, Transuranics (TRU): 0.185 TBq, Am-241: 0.37 TBq,
                                                         and SNM, 235U equivalent: 350 grams.\2\
End Use...............................................  Return of non-conforming waste and/or waste resulting
                                                         from processing materials for storage and disposal in
                                                         Germany. The amendment requests: (1) renewing the
                                                         radioactive limits for XW018 of the total quantities of
                                                         radioactive material/waste and weights exported to
                                                         Germany; (2) revising the route of shipments; (3)
                                                         extending the expiration date of the license from
                                                         December31, 2021 until December 31, 2026.
Country of Destination................................  Germany.
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\1\ The permit activity limits are the cumulative total maximums over the term of the permit.
\2\ Uranium 235 gram equivalent by weight of 350 grams (ESSI will not import enrichment level that exceed 20% by
  weight U-235)


    Dated: September 11, 2020.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
David L. Skeen,
Deputy Director, Office of International Programs.
[FR Doc. 2020-20418 Filed 9-15-20; 8:45 am]
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