[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 33 (Thursday, February 19, 2004)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7801-7802]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-3560]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 030-06068]


Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of 
No Significant Impact for License Amendment for Canberra Industries, 
Inc.'s Facility in Warrington, PA

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 Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the issuance 
of a license amendment to Canberra Industries, Inc. for Materials 
License No.

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37-02401-01, to authorize release of its facility in Warrington, 
Pennsylvania for unrestricted use. NRC 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. The 
amendment will be issued following the publication of this Notice.

II. EA Summary

    The purpose of the proposed action is to allow for the release of 
the licensee's Warrington, Pennsylvania facility for unrestricted use. 
Canberra Industries, Inc. was authorized by NRC from February 9, 1981 
to use radioactive materials for research and development and 
distribution purposes at the Warrington, Pennsylvania site. On 
September 12, 2003, Canberra Industries, Inc. requested that NRC 
release the facility for unrestricted use. Canberra Industries, Inc. 
has conducted surveys of the facility and determined that the facility 
meets the license termination criteria in Subpart E of 10 CFR part 20. 
The NRC staff has prepared an EA in support of the proposed license 
amendment.

III. Finding of No Significant Impact

    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 NRC staff has evaluated Canberra 
Industries, Inc.'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 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. 
ML032590641, ML032830096, ML040370670). 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, of by e-mail to 
pdr@nrc.gov.

    Dated at King of Prussia, Pennsylvania this 11th day of 
February, 2004.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
John D. Kinneman,
Chief, Nuclear Materials Safety Branch 2, Division of Nuclear Materials 
Safety, Region I.
[FR Doc. 04-3560 Filed 2-18-04; 8:45 am]
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