[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 85 (Tuesday, May 4, 1999)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23876-23877]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-11112]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 40-8681]


Notice of Consideration of a License Amendment for International 
Uranium (USA) Corporation's White Mesa Uranium Mill and an Opportunity 
for a Hearing 2

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission (NRC) has received, by letter dated March 2, 1999, an 
application from International Uranium (USA) Corporation (``IUSA'') to 
amend Source Material License No. SUA-1358 to allow for the receipt and 
processing of uranium-bearing material removed from various sites in 
the St. Louis, Missouri area. These sites are being remediated by the 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in accordance with its responsibilities 
under the Formerly-Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). 
Under the proposed license amendment, IUSA would process material 
shipped from the St. Louis area in its White Mesa uranium mill in 
Blanding, Utah, to recover usable uranium. IUSA would dispose of the 
tailings, or byproducts of this process in the existing 11(e)2 mill 
tailings pile at the site. This FUSRAP material from the St. Louis 
sites is considered to be an ``alternate feed'' material, i.e., an 
input material for uranium extraction that is different from natural 
ores containing uranium. Prior to the issuance of the amendment, NRC 
will have made findings required by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as 
amended, and NRC's regulations.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James E. Kennedy, Uranium Recovery and 
Low-Level Waste Branch, Division of Waste Management, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555. Telephone (301)-415-6668, 
e-mail [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: IUSA's application to amend Source Material 
License SUA-1358 describes the proposed change and the reasons for the

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request. It is available for public inspection at the NRC's Public 
Document Room at 2120 L Street, NW (Lower Level), Washington, DC, 
20555.
    NRC provides notice that this is a proceeding on an application for 
a license amendment falling within the scope of Subpart L, ``Informal 
Hearing Procedures for Adjudication in Materials Licensing 
Proceedings,'' of NRC's rules of practice for domestic licensing 
proceedings in 10 CFR Part 2. Pursuant to Section 2.1205(a), any person 
whose interest may be affected by this proceeding may file a request 
for a hearing in accordance with Section 2.1205(d). A request for a 
hearing must be filed within thirty (30) days of the date of 
publication of this Federal Register notice.
    The request for a hearing must be filed with the Office of the 
Secretary either:

1. By delivery to Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, One 
White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-2738, 
between 7:45 am and 4:15 pm Federal workdays; or
2. By mail or telegram addressed to Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Attention: Rulemakings and 
Adjudications Staff.

    In addition to meeting other applicable requirements of Part 2 of 
the NRC's regulations, a request for a hearing filed by a person other 
than the applicant must describe in detail:

    1. The interest of the requester in the proceeding;
    2. How that interest may be affected by the results of the 
proceeding, including the reasons why the requester should be permitted 
a hearing, with particular reference to the factors set out in 10 CFR 
2.1205(h);
    3. The requester's areas of concern about the licensing activity 
that is the subject matter of the proceeding; and
    4. The circumstances establishing that the request for a hearing is 
timely in accordance with 10 CFR 2.1205(d).

    In accordance with 10 CFR 2.1205(f), each request for a hearing 
must also be served, by delivering it personally or by mail, to:

1. The applicant, International Uranium (USA) Corporation, Independence 
Plaza, Suite 950, 1050 Seventeenth Street, Denver, CO 80265, Attention: 
Michelle Rehmann: and,
2. NRC staff, by delivery to the Executive Director for Operations, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-2738, between 7:45 am and 4:15 pm 
Federal workdays, or by mail, addressed to Executive Director for 
Operations, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 28th day of April 1999.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
N. King Stablein,
Acting Chief, Uranium Recovery and Low-Level Waste Branch, Division of 
Waste Management, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. 99-11112 Filed 5-3-99; 8:45 am]
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