[Federal Register Volume 68, Number 83 (Wednesday, April 30, 2003)]
[Notices]
[Page 23163]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 03-10609]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 030-04532]


Consideration of Amendment Request to Decommission Site at the 
U.S. Department of the Army Facility in Ft. Detrick, MD and Opportunity 
to Request a Hearing

I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering an 
amendment request to terminate the U.S. Department of the Army's (Army) 
Byproduct Material License No. 19-01151-02, authorizing it to release 
its facilities in Fort Detrick, Maryland, for unrestricted use. The 
license authorizes the Army to store and dispose of radioactive waste 
from the tenants of Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland. The license was 
originally issued on April 21, 1959, and the current license, Amendment 
No. 26, expires on December 31, 2007. The Army has submitted a 
decommissioning plan covering the facilities to be released.

II. Opportunity for a Hearing

    The NRC hereby provides notice that this is a proceeding on an 
application for an amendment of a license falling within the scope of 
subpart L, ``Informal Hearing Procedures for Adjudications in Materials 
and Operator Licensing Proceedings'' of NRC's rules and practice for 
domestic licensing proceedings in 10 CFR part 2. Pursuant to Sec.  
2.1205(a), any person whose interest may be affected by this proceeding 
may file a request for a hearing in accordance with Sec.  2.1205(d). A 
request for a hearing must be filed within 30 days of the publication 
of this Federal Register notice.
    The request for a hearing must be filed with the Office of the 
secretary, either:
    (1) By delivery to the Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff of the 
Office of the Secretary of the Commission at One White Flint North, 
11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852; or
    (2) By mail or telegram addressed to the Secretary, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555, Attention: Rulemaking and 
Adjudications Staff. Because of continuing disruptions in the delivery 
of mail to United States Government offices, it is requested that 
requests for hearing also be transmitted to the Secretary of the 
Commission either by means of facsimile transmission to (301) 415-1101, 
or by email to hearingdocket@nrc.gov.
    In accordance with 10 CFR 2.1205(f), each request for a hearing 
must also be served, by delivering it personally or by mail, to:
    (1) The applicant, the U.S. Department of the Army, Headquarters, 
U.S. Army Garrison, 810 Schreider Street, Fort Detrick, Maryland 21702; 
and,
    (2) The NRC staff, by delivery to the General Counsel, One White 
Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, or by mail 
addressed to the Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555. Because of continuing disruptions in 
the delivery of mail to United States Government offices, it is 
requested that requests for hearing be also transmitted to the Office 
of the General Counsel, either by means of facsimile transmission to 
(301) 415-3725, or by email to OGCMailCenter@nrc.gov.
    In addition to meeting other applicable requirements of 10 CFR part 
2 of the NRC's regulations, a request for a hearing filed by a person 
other than an applicant must describe in detail:
    (1) The interest of the requestor;
    (2) How that interest may be affected by the results of the 
proceeding, including the reasons why the requestor should be permitted 
a hearing, with particular reference to the factors set out in Sec.  
2.1205(h);
    (3) The requestor's areas of concern about the licensing activity 
that is the subject matter of the proceeding; and
    (4) The circumstances establishing that the request for a hearing 
is timely in accordance with Sec.  2.1205(d).

III. Further Information

    The application for the license amendment and related documents are 
available for inspection at NRC's Public Electronic Reading Room at 
http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. These documents are also 
available for inspection and copying for a fee at the Region I Office, 
475 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406, and include:

Department of the Army Application for Termination of License No. 19-
01151-02 dated October 21, 2002 (ADAM's accession No. ML023030361);
U.S. NRC request for additional information regarding Department of the 
Army Application for Termination of License No. 19-01151-02 dated 
November 15, 2002 (ADAM's accession No. ML023220722);
Letter dated December 12, 2002, providing additional information 
including revised decommissioning plan (ADAM's accession No. 
ML023500461);
Letter dated February 7, 2003, providing additional information (ADAM's 
accession No. ML030440512);
Letter dated March 12, 2003, including the Landfill Sludge Disposal 
Radiological Assessment (ADAM's accession No. ML030840097).

Any questions with respect to this action, should be referred to John 
R. McGrath, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Region I, 475 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, 
Pennsylvania 19406; telephone (610) 337-5069 or e-mail jrm@nrc.gov.

    Dated in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, this 22nd day of April, 
2003.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
John D. Kinneman,
Chief, Nuclear Materials Safety Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials 
Safety, Region I.
[FR Doc. 03-10609 Filed 4-29-03; 8:45 am]
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