[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 90 (Monday, May 10, 2004)]
[Notices]
[Page 25934]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-10516]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket Number 030-01672]


Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of 
No Significant Impact for License Amendment for the Fort Wayne State 
Developmental Center, Fort Wayne, IN

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: William Snell, Division of Nuclear 
Materials Safety, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Region III, 2443 
Warrenville Road, Lisle, Illinois 60532; telephone (630) 829-9871; or 
by e-mail at wgs@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the 
issuance of an amendment to Material License No. 13-13530-01 issued to 
Fort Wayne State Developmental Center (the licensee), to terminate its 
license and release the licensee's Fort Wayne, Indiana facilities for 
unrestricted use.
    The NRC staff has prepared this environmental assessment (EA) to 
support this licensing 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 terminate the Fort Wayne 
State Developmental Center's license and release the licensee's 
facilities in Fort Wayne, Indiana, for unrestricted use. The NRC 
licensed Fort Wayne State Developmental Center for in-vitro studies and 
tracer experiments in laboratory animals using hydrogen-3 (H-3), 
carbon-14 (C-14), phosphorus (P-32), and any byproduct material listed 
in Section 31.11(a) of 10 CFR Part 31. On October 9, 2003, Fort Wayne 
State Developmental Center submitted a request to terminate its license 
at its Fort Wayne, Indiana facilities, and release the facilities for 
unrestricted use. Fort Wayne State Developmental Center provided survey 
results which demonstrated that the facilities were in compliance with 
Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, 10 CFR 20.1402, ``Radiological 
Criteria for Unrestricted Use.'' No radiological remediation activities 
are required to complete the proposed action. The NRC staff has 
reviewed the information provided and surveys performed by Fort Wayne 
State Developmental Center to demonstrate compliance with the license 
termination criteria in Subpart E of 10 CFR 20.1402, ``Radiological 
Criteria for Unrestricted Use,'' to ensure the NRC's decision is 
protective of public health and safety and the environment.

III. Finding of No Significant Impact

    The staff has prepared the EA (summarized above) in support of Fort 
Wayne State Developmental Center's proposed license amendment to 
terminate its license and release the Fort Wayne, Indiana facilities 
for unrestricted use. Based on its review, the staff has determined 
that the affected environment and the environmental impacts associated 
with the decommissioning of Fort Wayne State Developmental Center's 
facilities 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 Nuclear Facilities'' 
(NUREG-1496). Additionally, no non-radiological impacts were 
identified. The staff also finds that the proposed release for 
unrestricted use of the Fort Wayne State Developmental Center's 
facilities is in compliance with 10 CFR 20.1402, and finds no other 
activities in the area that could result in cumulative impacts. On the 
basis of the EA, the staff has concluded that the environmental impacts 
from the proposed action would not be significant. Accordingly, the 
staff has determined that a FONSI is appropriate, and has determined 
that the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not 
warranted.

IV. Further Information

    In accordance with 10 CFR 2.390 of the NRC's ``Rules of Practice,'' 
Fort Wayne State Developmental Center's request, the EA summarized 
above, and the documents related to this proposed action are available 
electronically for public inspection and copying from the Publicly 
Available Records (PARS) component of NRC's document system (ADAMS). 
ADAMS is accessible from the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/
reading-rm/adams.html. These documents include Fort Wayne State 
Developmental Center's letter dated October 9, 2003, with enclosures 
(Accession No. ML040620687); and the EA summarized above (Accession No. 
ML041190657). These documents may also be viewed electronically on the 
public computers located at the NRC's Public Document Room (PDR), O 1 
F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. 
The PDR reproduction contractor will copy documents for a fee. Persons 
who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing 
the documents located in 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 Lisle, Illinois, this 30th day of April 2004.
George M. McCann,
Acting Chief, Decommissioning Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials 
Safety, RIII.
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