[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 120 (Wednesday, June 23, 2004)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35066-35067]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-14163]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 03033288]


Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of 
No Significant Impact for License Amendment for Pittsburgh 
Environmental Research Laboratory, Inc.'s Facility in Pittsburgh, PA

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Application.

ACTION: Notice of availability of environmental assessment and finding 
of no significant impact.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald G. Rolph, Nuclear Materials 
Safety Branch 2, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Region I, 475 
Allendale Road, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 19406, telephone (610) 
337-5347, fax (610) 337-5269; or by e-mail: rgr@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Introduction

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the issuance 
of a license amendment to Pittsburgh Environmental Research Laboratory, 
Inc. for Materials License No. 37-30070-01, to authorize release of its 
facility in Pittsburgh, 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 authorize the release of 
the licensee's Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania facility for unrestricted use. 
Pittsburgh Environmental Research Laboratory, Inc. was authorized by 
NRC since 1993 to use radioactive materials for research and 
development and sample analysis purposes at the site. On April 30, 
2004,

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Pittsburgh Environmental Research Laboratory, Inc. requested that NRC 
release the facility for unrestricted use. Pittsburgh Environmental 
Research Laboratory, 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 Pittsburgh 
Environmental Research Laboratory, 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). The staff has also found 
that the non-radiological impacts are not significant. 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. 
ML041320153 and ML041610224). The public document room (PDR) 
reproduction contractor will copy documents for a fee. 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 16th day of June, 
2004.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
John D. Kinneman,
Chief, Nuclear Materials Safety Branch 2, Division of Nuclear Materials 
Safety, Region I.
[FR Doc. 04-14163 Filed 6-22-04; 8:45 am]
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