[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 17 (Tuesday, January 27, 2004)]
[Notices]
[Page 3955]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E4-115]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 030-03916]


Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Availability of 
Environmental Assessment for Amendment of License No. 08-00408-06, 
Department of Justice--Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability of environmental assessment and finding 
of no significant impact.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Dolce Modes, Nuclear Materials 
Safety Branch 2, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Region I, 475 
Allendale Road, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406, telephone (610) 
337-5251, fax (610) 337-5269; or by e-mail: kad@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the 
issuance of a license amendment to the Department of Justice--Federal 
Bureau of Investigation for Materials License No. 08-00480-06, to 
authorize release of its facility in Washington, DC for unrestricted 
use and has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) in support of 
this action in accordance with the requirements of 10 CFR part 51. 
Based on the EA, the NRC has concluded that a Finding of No Significant 
Impact (FONSI) is appropriate.

II. EA Summary

    The purpose of the proposed action is to allow for the release of 
the licensee's Washington, DC facility for unrestricted use. The 
Department of Justice--Federal Bureau of Investigation was authorized 
by NRC from March 25, 1965, to use radioactive materials for research 
and development purposes at the site. On September 8, 2003, the 
Department of Justice--Federal Bureau of Investigation requested that 
NRC release the facility for unrestricted use. The Department of 
Justice--Federal Bureau of Investigation has conducted surveys of the 
facility and determined that the facility meets the license termination 
criteria in subpart E of 10 CFR part 20.

III. Finding of No Significant Impact

    The NRC staff has evaluated the Department of Justice--Federal 
Bureau of Investigation's request and the results of the surveys and 
has concluded that the completed action complies with the criteria in 
subpart E of 10 CFR part 20. The staff has prepared the EA (summarized 
above) in support of the proposed license amendment to terminate the 
license and release the facility for unrestricted use. The staff has 
found that the environmental impacts from the proposed action are 
bounded by the impacts evaluated by the ``Generic Environmental Impact 
Statement in Support of Rulemaking on Radiological Criteria for License 
Termination of NRC-Licensed Facilities'' (NUREG-1496). On the basis of 
the EA, the NRC has concluded that the environmental impacts from the 
proposed action are expected to be insignificant and has determined not 
to prepare an environmental impact statement for the proposed action.

IV. Further Information

    The EA and the documents related to this proposed action, including 
the application for the license amendment and supporting documentation, 
are available for inspection at NRC's Public Electronic Reading Room at 
http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html (ADAMS Accession Nos. 
ML032540763, ML033000506 and ML040150585). These documents are also 
available for inspection and copying for a fee at the Region I Office, 
475 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 19406. Persons who 
do not have access to ADAMS, should contact the NRC PDR Reference staff 
by telephone at 1-800-397-4209 or (301) 415-4737, or by e-mail to 
pdr@nrc.gov.

    Dated in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania this 20th day of January, 
2004.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
John D. Kinneman,
Chief, Nuclear Materials Safety Branch 2, Division of Nuclear Materials 
Safety, Region I.
 [FR Doc. E4-115 Filed 01-26-04; 8:45 am]
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