[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 79 (Friday, April 23, 2004)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22101-22102]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E4-909]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 030-12779]


Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of 
No Significant Impact for License Amendment for University City Science 
Center, Philadelphia, 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: Sattar Lodhi, Nuclear Materials Safety 
Branch 2, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Region I, 475 Allendale 
Road, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 19406, telephone (610) 337-5364, 
fax (610) 337-5269, e-mail asl@nrc.gov.

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I. Introduction

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the issuance 
of a license amendment to University City Science Center for Materials 
License No. 37-17452-01, to authorize release of its facilities in 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for unrestricted use and to terminate the 
license. The 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 publication of this notice.

II. EA Summary

    The purpose of the proposed action is to authorize the release of 
the licensee's facilities in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for 
unrestricted use. University City Science Center was authorized by NRC 
from May 1977 to use radioactive materials for research and development 
purposes at the site. In March 2003, University City Science Center 
requested that NRC release the facility for unrestricted use and 
terminate the license. University City Science Center 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 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 University 
City Science Center's request and the results of the surveys and has 
concluded that the completed action complies with 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, 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. 
ML030860181, ML032520675 and ML041040751). 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 15th day of April, 
2004.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
John D. Kinneman,
Chief, Nuclear Materials Safety Branch 2, Division of Nuclear Materials 
Safety, Region I.
 [FR Doc. E4-909 Filed 4-22-04; 8:45 am]
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