[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 210 (Tuesday, October 30, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65729-65730]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26630]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 70-3103; NRC-2010-0264]


Uranium Enrichment Fuel Cycle Facility Inspection Reports 
Regarding Louisiana Energy Services LLC, National Enrichment Facility, 
Eunice, NM, Prior to the Commencement of Operations

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Raddatz, Project Manager, 
Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Rockville, Maryland 20852; telephone: 301-492-
3108; or email to: Michael.Raddatz@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) has 
conducted inspections of the Louisiana Energy Services (LES), LLC, 
National Enrichment Facility in Eunice, New Mexico, and has verified 
that cascades numbered 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 
2.8, 2.10, 2.11, 2.12, and 3.1 of the facility have been constructed in 
accordance with the requirements of the approved license. The NRC staff 
has prepared inspection reports documenting its findings in accordance 
with the requirements of the NRC Inspection Manual. As a result of 
these inspections, on March 14, 2012, the Commission authorized the 
licensee to start operation of cascades numbered 2.2, 2.3, and 2.5. On 
March 19, 2012, the Commission authorized the licensee to start 
operation of cascade number 2.6. On March 27, 2012, the Commission 
authorized the licensee to start operation of cascades numbered 2.7 and 
2.8. On May 24, 2012, the Commission authorized the licensee to start 
operation of cascade number 1.9. On May 31, 2012, the Commission 
authorized the licensee to start operation of cascade number 1.10. On 
June 27, 2012, the Commission authorized the licensee to start 
operation of cascade number 1.11. On July 9, 2012 (clarified by letter 
July 16, 2012), the Commission authorized the licensee to start 
operation of cascade number 2.12. On August 9, 2012, the Commission 
authorized the licensee to start operation of cascade number 1.12. On 
August 14, 2012, the Commission authorized the licensee to start 
operation of cascade number 3.1. On August 24, 2012, the Commission 
authorized the licensee to start operation of cascade number 2.11. 
Finally, on September 14, 2012, the Commission authorized the licensee 
to start operation of cascade number 2.10. The publication of this 
Notice satisfies the requirements of Title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (10 CFR) 70.32 (k) and section 193(c) of the Atomic Energy 
Act of 1954, as amended.
    The introduction of uranium hexafluoride into any module of the 
National Enrichment Facility is not permitted until the Commission 
completes an operational readiness and management measures verification 
review to verify that management measures that ensure compliance with 
the performance requirements of 10 CFR 70.61 have been implemented and 
confirms that the facility has been constructed in accordance with the 
license and will be operated safely. Subsequent operational readiness 
and management measures verification reviews will continue throughout 
the various phases of plant construction and, upon completion of these 
subsequent phases, additional notices will be posted to verify that the 
phase in question has been constructed in accordance with the license 
and to acknowledge licensee readiness for operations.

II. Further Information

    Documents related to this action are available online at the NRC 
Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this site, 
you can access the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management 
System (ADAMS), which provides text and image files of NRC's public 
documents. The ADAMS accession numbers for the documents related to 
this document are:

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  Inspection report numbers           Date           ADAMS accession No.
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70-3103/2006-001............  January 19, 2007....  ML070190661.

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70-3103/2007-001............  May 24, 2007........  ML071440430.
70-3103/2007-002............  August 16, 2007.....  ML072280647.
70-3103/2007-003............  November 2, 2007....  ML073060571.
70-3103/2007-004............  March 7, 2008.......  ML080670475.
70-3103/2008-001............  April 24, 2008......  ML081160345.
70-3103/2008-002............  July 10, 2008.......  ML081930118.
70-3103/2008-003............  October 30, 2008....  ML083040618.
70-3103/2008-004............  December 19, 2008...  ML083540709.
70-3103/2008-006............  March 20, 2009......  ML090790642.
70-3103/2009-001............  March 26, 2009......  ML090850669.
70-3103/2009-002............  June 26, 2009.......  ML091770643.
70-3103/2009-003............  September 30, 2009..  ML092730612.
70-3103/2009-004............  December 17, 2009...  ML093511013.
70-3103/2009-006............  October 8, 2009.....  ML092820188.
70-3103/2010-005............  March 26, 2010......  ML100850424.
70-3103/2010-012............  July 21, 2010.......  ML102020385.
70-3103/2011-002............  April 29, 2011......  ML111190268.
70-3103/2011-003............  July 26, 2011.......  ML112070634.
70-3103/2011-004............  October 28, 2011....  ML11301A218.
70-3103/2012-002............  April 30, 2012......  ML12121A579.
70-3103/2012-003............  July 6, 2012........  ML12188A105.
70-3103/2012-004............  ....................  Pending.
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    If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems in 
accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC Public 
Document Room (PDR) Reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or 
by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov.
    These documents may also be viewed electronically on the public 
computers located at the NRC's PDR, O 1 F21, One White Flint North, 
11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The PDR reproduction 
contractor will copy documents for a fee.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 19th day of October 2012.

    For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Brian W. Smith,
Chief, Uranium Enrichment Branch, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and 
Safeguards, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
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