[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 25 (Friday, February 6, 2004)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5879-5880]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-2619]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 030-03754]


Notice of Consideration of Amendment Request for Decommissioning 
the ABB Prospects, Inc. Site in Windsor, Connecticut and Opportunity 
for a Hearing

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of consideration of amendment request for 
decommissioning and opportunity to request a hearing.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Randolph C. Ragland, Jr., Division of 
Nuclear Materials Safety, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Region I, 
475 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406; telephone 
(610) 337-5083; by facsimile transmission to (610) 337-5269; or by e-
mail to rcr1@nrc.gov.

DATES: The agency must receive requests for a hearing on or before 
March 8, 2004.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering 
issuance of a license amendment to Materials License No. 06-00217-06, 
to authorize the decommissioning of the ABB Prospects, Inc. site in 
Windsor, Connecticut, for unrestricted use. The current license expires 
April 30, 2011.
    By letter dated October 15, 2003, ABB Prospects, Inc. submitted an 
application for a license amendment, specifically the CE Windsor Site 
Decommissioning Plan (DP), which included a report entitled, 
``Derivation of the Site-Specific Soil DCGLs.'' The licensee has been 
performing limited decommissioning of Building Complexes 2, 5, and 17 
at the CE Windsor site in accordance with the conditions described in 
License No. 06-00217-06. Although certain buildings and areas on the 
site are being addressed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 
under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP), the 
proposed DP is intended to provide the decommissioning information 
necessary for site-wide license termination and unrestricted release.
    The NRC staff has completed its initial expanded acceptance review 
and has determined that the licensee's submission is sufficiently 
complete for the NRC staff to initiate a detailed technical review of 
the DP.
    If the NRC approves the DP, the approval will be documented in an 
amendment to License No. 06-00217-06. However, before approving the DP, 
the NRC will have made findings required by the Atomic Energy Act of 
1954, as amended, and NRC's regulations. These findings will be 
documented in a Safety Evaluation Report and an Environmental 
Assessment.

II. Opportunity for a Hearing

    The NRC hereby provides notice that this is a proceeding on an 
application for amendment of a license falling within the scope of 
Subpart L ``Informal Hearing Procedures for Adjudication in Materials 
Licensing Proceedings,'' of NRC's rules and practice for domestic 
licensing proceedings in 10 CFR part 2. Any person whose interest may 
be affected by this proceeding may file a request for a hearing in 
accordance with 10 CFR 2.1205(e). A request for hearing must be filed 
within thirty (30) days of the date of publication of this Federal 
Register Notice.
    The request for the 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, MD 20852-2738, between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 
4:15 p.m., Federal workdays; or
    (2) By mail or telegram addressed to the Secretary, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Attention: Rulemaking 
and Adjudications Staff. Because of continuing disruptions in the 
delivery of mail to United States Government Offices, hearing requests 
should also be transmitted to the Secretary of the Commission either by 
means of facsimile transmission to (301)415-1101, or by e-mail 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, ABB Prospects, Inc., CEP 880-1403, 2000 Day Hill 
Road, Windsor, CT 06095-0500, Attention: John Conant; and
    (2) The NRC staff, by delivery to the Office of the General 
Counsel, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 
20852-2738, between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., Federal 
workdays, or by mail, addressed to the Office of the General Counsel, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Because 
of continuing disruptions in the delivery of mail to United States 
Government Offices, hearing requests should also be transmitted to the 
Office of General Counsel, either by means of facsimile transmission to 
(301) 415-3725, or by e-mail 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 the 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 10 CFR 
2.1205(h);
    (3) The requestor's areas of concern about the licensing activity 
that is subject matter of the proceedings; and
    (4) The circumstances establishing that the request for a hearing 
is timely in accordance with 10 CFR 2.1205(d).

III. Further Information

    In accordance with 10 CFR 2.790 of the NRC's ``Rules of Practice,'' 
details with respect to this action, including the application for 
amendment, the proposed DP, and supporting documentation, are available 
for inspection at NRC's Public Electronic Reading Room at http://
www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html (Accession Number ML040300149). 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 at King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, this 30th day of 
January, 2004.


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    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Ronald R. Bellamy,
Chief, Decommissioning & Laboratory Branch, Division of Nuclear 
Materials Safety, RI.
[FR Doc. 04-2619 Filed 2-5-04; 8:45 am]
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