[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 91 (Tuesday, May 11, 2004)]
[Page 26184]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-10614]



[Docket Number 030-31768]

Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of 
No Significant Impact for License Amendment for Truman State 
University, Kirksville, MO

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding 
of No Significant Impact.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Peter J. Lee, Division of Nuclear 
Materials Safety, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Region III, 2443 
Warrenville Road, Lisle, Illinois 60532-4352; telephone (630) 829-9870; 
or by email at [email protected].


I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the 
issuance of a license amendment of Material License No. 24-17224-02 
issued to Truman State University (the licensee), to terminate its 
license and authorize release of its Kirksville, Missouri facility for 
unrestricted use.
    The NRC staff has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) in 
support of this licensing 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 terminate Truman State 
University's license and release its Kirksville, Missouri facility for 
unrestricted use. On July 25, 1990, the NRC authorized Truman State 
University to use labeled compounds of P-32, I-125, H-3, C-14, etc. for 
research and development. On December 18, 2003, Truman State University 
submitted a license amendment request to terminate its license and 
release its Kirksville facility for unrestricted use. Truman State 
University has conducted surveys of the facility and provided 
information to the NRC to demonstrate that the site meets the license 
termination criteria in Subpart E of 10 CFR Part 20 for unrestricted 
release. The staff has examined Truman State University's request and 
the information that the licensee has provided in support of its 
request, including the surveys performed by Truman State University to 
demonstrate compliance with 10 CFR 20.1402, ``'Radiological Criteria 
for Unrestricted Use,''' to ensure that the NRC's decision is 
protective of the public health and safety and the environment.

III. Finding of No Significant Impact

    The staff has prepared the EA (summarized above) in support of 
Truman State University's proposed license amendment to terminate its 
license and release the Kirksville facility for unrestricted use. Based 
on its review, the staff has determined that the affected environment 
and the environmental impacts associated with the decommissioning of 
Truman State University's facility 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 Nuclear Facilities'' (NUREG-1496). No outdoor areas were 
affected by the use of licensed materials. Additionally, no non-
radiological impacts or other activities that could result in 
cumulative impacts were identified. The staff also finds that the 
proposed release for unrestricted use of the Truman State University's 
facility is in compliance with 10 CFR 20.1402. On the basis of the EA, 
the staff has concluded that the environmental impacts from the 
proposed action would not be significant. Accordingly, the staff has 
determined that a FONSI is appropriate, and has determined that the 
preparation of an environmental impact statement is not warranted.

IV. Further Information

    In accordance with 10 CFR 2.390 of the NRC's ``Rules of Practice,'' 
Truman State University's request, the EA summarized above, and the 
documents related to this proposed action are available electronically 
for public inspection and copying from the Publicly Available Records 
(PARS) component of NRC's document system (ADAMS). ADAMS is accessible 
from the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. 
These documents include Truman State University's NRC Form 314 dated 
December 18, 2003, with enclosures (Accession No. ML041120082); and the 
EA summarized above (Accession No. ML041190131). These documents may 
also be viewed electronically on the public computers located at the 
NRC's Public Document Room (PDR), O 1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The PDR reproduction contractor 
will copy documents for a fee. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS 
or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, 
should contact the NRC PDR Reference staff by telephone at 1-800-397-
4209 or (301) 415-4737, or by e-mail to [email protected].

    Dated at Lisle, Illinois, this 28th day of April, 2004.
William G. Snell,
Acting Chief, Decommissioning Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials 
Safety, RIII.
[FR Doc. 04-10614 Filed 5-10-04; 8:45 am]