[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 105 (Tuesday, June 1, 2004)]
[Pages 30963-30964]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-12213]



[Docket No. 030-03754]

Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of 
No Significant Impact for License Amendment for ABB Prospects, Inc.'s 
Facility in Windsor, CT

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability of environmental assessment and finding 
of no significant impact.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Randolph C. Ragland, Jr., Division of 
Nuclear Materials Safety, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Region I, 
475 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406; telephone 
(610) 337-5083; by facsimile transmission to (610) 337-5269; or by e-
mail to rcr1@nrc.gov.


I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a license 
amendment to Material License No. 06-00217-06 issued to ABB Prospects, 
Inc., to authorize the decommissioning of its CE Windsor facility in 
Windsor, CT. NRC has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) in 
support of these actions 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 authorize the 
decontamination and decommissioning of the ABB Prospects, Inc.'s CE 
Windsor, CT site to permit release for unrestricted use and termination 
of NRC License No. 06-00217-06. From the mid-1950s, the Combustion 
Engineering (CE) Site in Windsor, CT has been involved in research, 
development, engineering, production, and servicing of nuclear fuel 
systems, and services. On October 15, 2003, ABB Prospects, Inc. 

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a site-wide Decommissioning Plan (DP) for the CE Windsor, CT facility, 
and requested NRC to amend NRC License No. 06-00217-06 to incorporate 
the DP into the license. ABB Prospects, Inc.'s proposed action was 
previously noticed in the Federal Register on February 6, 2004 (FR 
Volume 69, Number 25, Pages 5879-5880], along with a notice of an 
opportunity to request a hearing.
    At the completion of remediation, ABB Prospects, Inc. plans to 
conduct radiological surveys sufficient to demonstrate that the site 
meets the license termination criteria in Subpart E of 10 CFR Part 20. 
The NRC staff has prepared an EA in support of the proposed license 
amendment. NRC evaluated the proposed action, alternatives to the 
proposed action, the affected environment, radiological impacts to 
workers and the public from planned decommissioning activities, and 
planned actions to minimize the impact to the environment.

III. Finding of No Significant Impact

    On the basis of the EA, NRC has concluded that there are no 
significant environmental impacts from the proposed action and has 
determined not to prepare an environmental impact statement.

IV. Further Information

    The EA and the documents related to this proposed action, including 
the application for the license amendment, the DP, and supporting 
documentation, are available for inspection at NRC's Public Electronic 
Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML040300149. These documents are also available for 
inspection and copying for a fee at the Region I Office, 475 Allendale 
Road, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 19406. Persons who do not have 
access to ADAMS, should contact the NRC PDR Reference staff by 
telephone at 1-800-397-4209 or (301) 415-4737, or by e-mail to 

    Dated at King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, this 21st day of May, 

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Marie T. Miller,
Chief, Decommissioning Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, 
[FR Doc. 04-12213 Filed 5-28-04; 8:45 am]