[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 92 (Wednesday, May 12, 2004)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-10732]

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[Docket No. 50-184]

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Notice of 
Receipt and Availability of Application for Renewal of the National 
Institute of Standards and Technology Reactor (the NBSR) Facility 
Operating License No. TR-5 for an Additional 20-Year Period

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) has 
received an application, dated April 9, 2004, from the National 
Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), filed pursuant to 
Sections 104c of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and 10 CFR 
Part 50.51(a), to renew Operating License No. TR-5 for the National 
Institute of Standards and Technology Reactor (the NBSR). NIST 
requested renewal of the license to authorize operation of the facility 
for an additional 20-year period beyond the period specified in the 
current operating license. The current operating license for the NBSR 
(TR-5) expires on May 16, 2004. In accordance with 10 CFR 2.109(a), 
NIST's application for renewal was at least 30 days prior to the 
expiration of an existing license, and therefore the existing license 
will not be deemed to have expired until the application has been 
finally determined. The reactor is located on the NIST campus in 
Gaithersburg, Maryland. The acceptability of the tendered application 
for docketing, and other matters including an opportunity to request 
for a hearing, will be the subject of subsequent Federal Register 
    Copies of the application are available for public inspection at 
the Commission's Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint 
North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland, or 
electronically from the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and 
Management System (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room under 
accession number ML041120161. The ADAMS Public Electronic Reading Room 
is accessible from the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. In addition, the application is available on the NRC Web 
page at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/licensing/renewal/applications.html, while the application is under review. Persons who 
do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the 
documents located in ADAMS should contact the NRC's PDR Reference staff 
by telephone at 1-800-397-4209, extension 301-415-4737, or by e-mail to 
[email protected].

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 29th day of April 2004.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Patrick M. Madden,
Section Chief, Research and Test Reactors Section, New, Research and 
Test Reactors Program, Division of Regulatory Improvement Programs, 
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 04-10732 Filed 5-11-04; 8:45 am]