[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 61 (Tuesday, March 30, 2004)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16614-16615]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-7011]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 030-05222]


Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of 
No Significant Impact for License Amendment for E.R. Squibb & Sons, 
Inc.'s Facility in New Brunswick, NJ

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: Donna M. Janda, Nuclear Materials 
Safety Branch 2, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Region I, 475 
Allendale Road, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406, telephone (610) 
337-5371, fax (610) 337-5269; or by e-mail: dmj@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the 
issuance of a license amendment to E.R. Squibb & Sons, Inc. for 
Materials License No. 29-00139-02, to authorize release of Buildings 
122 and 124 and associated outdoor areas at its facility in New 
Brunswick, New Jersey 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. The amendment will be issued following the publication of 
this Notice.

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II. EA Summary

    The purpose of the proposed action is to allow for the release of 
Buildings 122 and 124 and associated outdoor areas at the licensee's 
New Brunswick, New Jersey facility for unrestricted use. E.R. Squibb & 
Sons, Inc. was authorized by NRC from 1964 to use radioactive materials 
for research and development and manufacturing and distribution 
purposes at the site. On October 16, 2003, E.R. Squibb & Sons, Inc. 
requested that NRC release Buildings 122 and 124 and associated outdoor 
areas at the New Brunswick facility for unrestricted use. E.R. Squibb & 
Sons, Inc. has conducted surveys of the buildings and associated 
outdoor areas and determined that the buildings and outdoor areas meet 
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 release the buildings for unrestricted 
use. The NRC staff has evaluated E.R. Squibb & Sons, 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 No. 
ML040830086). 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 (800) 397-
4209 or (301) 415-4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov.

    Dated at King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, this 23rd day of March, 
2004.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
John D. Kinneman,
Chief, Nuclear Materials Safety Branch 2, Division of Nuclear Materials 
Safety, Region I.
[FR Doc. 04-7011 Filed 3-29-04; 8:45 am]
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