[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 241 (Monday, December 16, 2002)]
[Notices]
[Pages 77084-77085]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-31607]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 40-8968]


Notice of Timely Receipt and Consideration of Renewal Application 
for the Crownpoint Uranium Project, Crownpoint, NM, and Opportunity To 
Provide Comments and To Request a Hearing

I. Introduction

    Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(NRC) has received, by letter dated August 22, 2002, a request from 
Hydro Resources, Inc. (HRI) for renewal of NRC Source Material License 
SUA-1580 for the Crownpoint Uranium Project. The application is deemed 
timely filed, and accordingly, the license will not expire until final 
action has been taken by the NRC.
    In January 1998, HRI was granted by the NRC, Source Material 
License SUA-1580 for uranium production at the Crownpoint Uranium 
Project which is the subject of an ongoing adjudication before the NRC. 
HRI has submitted a license renewal application for a second term. The 
application only requests the extension of the effective dates of the 
existing license, all the processes authorized by the current license 
will remain unchanged.
    If the NRC approves the renewal request, the approval will be 
documented in the issuance of a renewed HRI license. However, before 
approving the proposed renewal, the NRC will need to make the findings 
required by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and NRC's 
regulations. These findings will be documented in a Safety Evaluation 
Report and an Environmental Assessment.

II. Opportunity To Provide Comments

    The NRC is providing notice to individuals in the vicinity of the 
facility that the NRC is in receipt of this request, and will accept 
comments concerning this action within 30 days of the publication of 
this notice in the Federal Register. The comments may be provided to 
the Chief, Rules and Directives Branch, Division of Administration 
Services, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001, and should cite the publication date and 
page number of this Federal Register notice. Written comments may also 
be delivered to Room T-6 D59, Two White Flint North, 11545 Rockville 
Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, from 7:30 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. on Federal 
workdays.

III. Opportunity To Request a Hearing

    NRC also provides notice that this is a proceeding on an 
application for an amendment of a license falling within the scope of 
subpart L, ``Informal Hearing Procedures for Adjudication in Materials 
Licensing Proceedings,'' of NRC's rules and practice for domestic 
licensing proceedings in 10 CFR part 2. Whether or not a person has or 
intends to provide comments as set out in section II above, pursuant to 
Sec.  2.1205(a), any person whose interest may be affected by this 
proceeding may file a request for a hearing in accordance with Sec.  
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 the Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff of the 
Office of the Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, One White 
Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-2738, between 
7:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., Federal workdays; or
    2. By mail or telegram, addressed to the Secretary, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Attention: 
Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff. Because of continuing disruptions 
in the delivery of mail to United States Government offices, it is 
requested that requests for hearings be also transmitted to the 
Secretary of the Commission either by means of facsimile transmission 
to 301-415-1101, or by e-mail to [email protected].
    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, Hydro Resources, Inc., 650 South Edmonds Lane, 
Suite 108, Lewisville, Texas 75067, Attention: Mr. Mark S. Pelizza, 
President; and
    2. The NRC staff, by delivery to the Office of the General Counsel, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, One

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White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-2738, 
between 7:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., Federal workdays, or by mail, 
addressed to the Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Because continuing disruptions 
in the delivery mail to United States Government offices, it is 
requested that requests for hearing be transmitted to the Office of the 
General Counsel either by means of facsimile transmission to 301-415-
3725, or by e-mail to [email protected].
    In addition to meeting other applicable requirements of 10 CFR part 
2 of the NRC's regulations, a request for a hearing filed by a person 
other than an 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 requestor should be permitted 
a hearing, with particular reference to the factors set out in Sec.  
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 Sec.  2.1205(d).

IV. Further Information

    The application for the license renewal is available for inspection 
at NRC's Public Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html (ADAMS Accession Number: ML022460195, License Renewal 
Request, August 22, 2002). Documents may also be examined and/or copied 
for a fee, at the NRC's Public Document Room, located at One White 
Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. Any questions 
with respect to this action should be referred to Mr. Michael Layton, 
Project Manager, Fuel Cycle Facilities Branch, Division of Fuel Cycle 
Safety and Safeguards, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and 
Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Mail Stop T-8A33, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001. Telephone: 301-415-6676. Fax: 301-415-5955.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 9th day of December, 2002.

    For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Daniel M. Gillen,
Chief, Fuel Cycle Facilities Branch, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and 
Safeguards, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. 02-31607 Filed 12-13-02; 8:45 am]
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