[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 144 (Wednesday, July 28, 2004)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45088-45089]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-17144]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 030-36128]


Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of 
No Significant Impact for License Amendment for King's College's 
Facility in Wilkes-Barre, 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: 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 Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the issuance 
of a license amendment to King's College for Materials License No. 37-
28499-01, to authorize release of its facility in Wilkes-Barre, 
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 Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania facility for unrestricted 
use. King's College was authorized by NRC from April 1991 to use 
radioactive materials for research and development purposes at the 
site. On January 15, 2004, King's College requested that NRC release 
the facility for unrestricted use. King's College 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 King's 
College'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. 
ML040340246, ML041120317, ML042020325). 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, or by e-mail to 
pdr@nrc.gov.

    Dated at King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, this 21st day of July, 
2004.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
John D. Kinneman, Chief,
Nuclear Materials Safety Branch 2, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety 
Region I.
[FR Doc. 04-17144 Filed 7-27-04; 8:45 am]
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