[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 126 (Monday, July 1, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39343-39344]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-15686]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 50-608; NRC-2013-0053]


SHINE Medical Technologies, Inc.

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Intent to prepare environmental impact statement and conduct 
scoping process; public meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the NRC intends to gather 
the information necessary to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement 
for construction and operation of the proposed SHINE radioisotope 
production facility.

DATES: Submit comments by August 30, 2013. Comments received after this 
date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the Commission 
is able to ensure consideration only for comments received before this 
date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods 
(unless this document describes a different method for submitting 
comments on a specific subject):
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2013-0053. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-492-
3668; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact 
the individual(s) listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
of this document.
     Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, 
Announcements, and Directives Branch (RADB), Office of Administration, 
Mail Stop: TWB-05-B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC 20555-0001.
    For additional direction on accessing information and submitting 
comments, see ``Accessing Information and Submitting Comments'' in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Moser, Project Manager, 
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC, 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-6509; email: 
Michelle.Moser@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments

A. Accessing Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2013-0053 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding this document. You may 
access information related to this document, which the NRC possesses 
and is publicly available, by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2013-0053.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may access publicly available documents online in the NRC 
Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the 
search, select ``ADAMS Public Documents'' and then select ``Begin Web-
based ADAMS Search.'' For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC's 
Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-
4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The ER is available in ADAMS 
under Accession Number ML130880226. In addition, the ER is available to 
the public near the site at the Hedberg Public Library, 316 South Main 
Street, Janesville, Wisconsin 53545.
     NRC's PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public 
documents at the NRC's PDR, Room O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2013-0053 in the subject line of your 
comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make 
your comment submission available to the public in this docket.
    The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact 
information that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your 
comment submission. The NRC will post all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as enter the comment submissions into 
ADAMS. The NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove 
identifying or contact information.
    If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons 
for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to 
include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be 
publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should 
state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to 
remove such information before making the comment submissions available 
to the public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS.

II. Discussion

    SHINE Medical Technologies, Inc. (SHINE) has submitted a partial 
application for a construction permit to construct a radioisotope 
production facility. The proposed SHINE facility would be located 
approximately four miles south of Janesville, Wisconsin.
    The first part of the application for the construction permit, 
dated March 26, 2013, was submitted pursuant to part 50 of Title 10 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) and included an environmental 
report (ER). A separate notice of receipt and availability of this 
portion of the application was published in the Federal Register on May 
20, 2013 (78 FR 29390). A notice of acceptance for docketing of the 
first part of the construction permit application is also being 
published separately in the Federal Register. The purpose of this 
notice is to inform the public that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission (NRC) will be preparing an environmental impact statement 
(EIS) related to the review of the construction permit application and 
to provide the public an opportunity to participate in the 
environmental scoping process, as defined in 10 CFR 51.29.
    As outlined in 36 CFR 800.8, ``Coordination with the National 
Environmental Policy Act,'' the NRC plans to coordinate compliance with

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Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) in meeting 
the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(NEPA). Pursuant to 36 CFR 800.8(c), the NRC intends to use its process 
and documentation for the preparation of the EIS on the proposed action 
to comply with Section 106 of the NHPA in lieu of the procedures set 
forth at 36 CFR 800.3 through 800.6.
    This notice advises the public that the NRC intends to gather the 
information necessary to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 
construction and operation of the proposed SHINE radioisotope 
production facility. Possible alternatives to the proposed action 
(construction and operation of the proposed SHINE facility) include no 
action, alternative sites, and alternative technologies to produce 
radioisotopes. This notice is being published in accordance with NEPA 
and the NRC's regulations found at 10 CFR part 51.
    The NRC will first conduct a scoping process for the EIS and, as 
soon as practicable thereafter, will prepare a draft EIS for public 
comment. Participation in the scoping process by members of the public 
and local, State, Tribal, and Federal government agencies is 
encouraged. The scoping process for the EIS will be used to accomplish 
the following:
    a. Define the proposed action, which is to be the subject of the 
EIS;
    b. Determine the scope of the EIS and identify the significant 
issues to be analyzed in depth;
    c. Identify and eliminate from detailed study those issues that are 
peripheral or that are not significant;
    d. Identify any environmental assessments and other ElSs that are 
being or will be prepared that are related to, but are not part of, the 
scope of the EIS being considered;
    e. Identify other environmental review and consultation 
requirements related to the proposed action;
    f. Indicate the relationship between the timing of the preparation 
of the environmental analyses and the Commission's tentative planning 
and decision-making schedule;
    g. Identify any cooperating agencies and, as appropriate, allocate 
assignments for
    preparation, and schedules for completing the EIS to the NRC and 
any cooperating agencies; and
    h. Describe how the EIS will be prepared and include any contractor 
assistance to be used.
    The NRC invites the following entities to participate in scoping:
    a. The applicant, SHINE;
    b. Any Federal agency that has jurisdiction by law or special 
expertise with respect to any environmental impact involved or that is 
authorized to develop and enforce relevant environmental standards;
    c. Affected State and local government agencies, including those 
authorized to develop and enforce relevant environmental standards;
    d. Any affected Indian tribe;
    e. Any person who requests or has requested an opportunity to 
participate in the scoping process; and
    f. Any person who has petitioned or intends to petition for leave 
to intervene.
    In accordance with 10 CFR 51.26, the scoping process for an EIS may 
include a public scoping meeting to help identify significant issues 
related to a proposed activity and to determine the scope of issues to 
be addressed in an EIS. The NRC has decided to hold public meetings for 
the SHINE environmental review on July 17, 2013. The first meeting will 
begin with an open house from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m., followed by 
an NRC presentation and opportunity to hear public comments from 1:30 
p.m. until 3:30 p.m., as necessary. The second meeting will begin with 
an open house from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., followed by a repeat of 
NRC's earlier presentation and opportunity to hear public comments from 
7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., as necessary. Both sessions will be held at 
the Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Dr., Janesville, Wisconsin 
53545.
    Both meetings will be transcribed and will include: (1) An overview 
by the NRC staff of the NEPA environmental review process, the proposed 
scope of the EIS, and the proposed review schedule; and (2) the 
opportunity for interested government agencies, organizations, and 
individuals to submit comments or suggestions on the environmental 
issues or the proposed scope of the EIS. Additionally, the NRC staff 
will host informal discussions during the open house one hour prior to 
the start of each session at the same location. No formal comments on 
the proposed scope of the EIS will be accepted during the informal 
discussions. To be considered, comments must be provided either at the 
transcribed public meetings or in writing, as discussed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this notice.
    Persons may register to attend or present oral comments at the 
meetings on the scope of the NEPA review by contacting the NRC 
Environmental Project Manager, Michelle Moser, by telephone at 800-368-
5642, ext. 6509, or by email at Michelle.Moser@nrc.gov, no later than 
July 3, 2013. Members of the public may also register to speak at the 
meeting within 15 minutes of the start of each session. Individual oral 
comments may be limited by the time available, depending on the number 
of persons who register. Members of the public who have not registered 
may also have an opportunity to speak if time permits. Public comments 
will be considered in the scoping process for the EIS. Michelle Moser 
will need to be contacted no later than July 10, 2013, if special 
equipment or accommodations are needed to attend or present information 
at the public meeting so that the NRC staff can determine whether the 
request can be accommodated.
    Participation in the scoping process for the EIS does not entitle 
participants to become parties to the proceeding to which the EIS 
relates. Matters related to participation in any hearing are outside 
the scope of matters to be discussed at this public meeting. The notice 
of acceptance for docketing of the application and a description of the 
hearing process will be published separately in the Federal Register.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 24th day of June, 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Melanie Wong,
Chief, Environmental Guidance and Review Branch, Division of License 
Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2013-15686 Filed 6-28-13; 8:45 am]
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