[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 55 (Thursday, March 21, 2013)]
[Pages 17450-17451]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06543]



[Docket No. 04008502; NRC-2009-0036]

Notice of Issuance of Materials License Renewal, Operating 
License SUA-1341, Uranium One USA, Inc., Willow Creek Uranium In Situ 
Recovery Project

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of issuance.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is providing 
notice of issuance of a license renewal for Materials License No. SUA-
1341 to Uranium One USA, Inc. (Uranium One) for its Willow Creek 
Uranium In Situ Recovery (ISR) Project in Johnson and Campbell 
Counties, Wyoming.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2009-0036 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may access information related to this document, which the NRC 
possesses and are publicly-available, using any of the following 
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2009-0036. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-492-
3668; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may access publicly-available documents online in the NRC 
Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the 
search, select ``ADAMS Public Documents'' and then select ``Begin Web-
based ADAMS Search.'' For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC's 
Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-
4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The ADAMS accession number 
for each document referenced in this notice (if that document is 
available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is 
referenced. In addition, for the convenience of the reader, the ADAMS 
accession numbers are provided in a table in Section II of this notice 
entitled, Availability of Documents.
     NRC's PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public 
documents at the NRC's PDR, Room O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ron C. Linton, Project Manager, Office 
of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs,

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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555; telephone: 
301-415-7777; email: ron.linton@nrc.gov.

I. Further Information

    The license renewal authorizes Uranium One to continue operations 
of its project as proposed in its license renewal application, as 
amended, and to continue to possess uranium source and byproduct 
material at the Willow Creek ISR Project. Uranium One will be required 
to operate under the conditions listed in Materials License SUA-1341.
    The licensee's request for renewal of its license was previously 
noticed in the Federal Register on February 9, 2009 (74 FR 6436), with 
a notice of an opportunity to request a hearing. The NRC received two 
requests for a hearing on the license application. After an initial 
hearing, the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board found that the 
applicants did not have standing to intervene. In accordance with part 
51 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), an 
environmental assessment of this action was completed and a finding of 
no significant impact was published in the Federal Register on July 15, 
2011 (76 FR 41528); and on January 25, 2013, a supplemental 
environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact relating 
to this action was also published in the Federal Register (78 FR 5514).
    The NRC has found that the renewal application for the source 
materials license complies with the standards and requirements of the 
Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the NRC's rules 
and regulations as set forth in 10 CFR Chapter 1. As required by the 
Act and 10 CFR 40.32(a)-(e), the NRC staff has found that: (1) The 
renewal application is for a purpose authorized by the Act; (2) Uranium 
One is qualified by reason of training and experience to use source 
material for the purpose it requested; (3) Uranium One's proposed 
equipment and procedures for use at its Willow Creek Project are 
adequate to protect public health and minimize danger to life or 
property; (4) renewal and issuance of Materials License SUA-1341 to 
Uranium One will not be inimical to the common defense and security or 
to the health and safety of the public; and (5) after weighing the 
environmental, economic, technical and other benefits against 
environmental costs, that the action called for is the renewal of 
Materials License SUA-1341. The NRC prepared a safety evaluation report 
(SER) that documents the information that was reviewed and the NRC's 

II. Availability of Documents

    In accordance with 10 CFR 2.390 of the NRC's ``Agency Rules of 
Practice and Procedure,'' the details with respect to this action, 
including the SER and accompanying documentation and license, are 
available electronically in the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this site, you can access ADAMS, which 
provides text and image files of the NRC's public documents. The ADAMS 
accession numbers for the documents related to this notice are:

1 License Renewal Application (LRA), May 30,   ML081850689
2 LRA Revision, October 31, 2008.............  ML083110405
3 LRA Revision, July 17, 2009................  ML092110700
4 LRA Revision, November 19, 2010............  ML103280266
5 LRA Revision, March 7, 2012................  ML120820095
6 LRA Revision, July 10, 2012................  ML12206A436
7 Response to Confirmatory Action Letter,      ML12268A270
 September 21, 2012.
8 Final Environmental Assessment for the       ML103270681
 Renewal of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory
 Commission License No. SUA-1341 For Uranium
 One USA, Inc., Irigaray and Christensen
 Ranch Projects (Willow Creek Project)
 Wyoming, July 2011.
9 Supplemental Environmental Assessment        ML12289A442
 License Renewal Application Source Materials
 License SUA-1341, January 2013.
10 NRC Safety Evaluation Report, March 2013..  ML13015A356
11 Source Materials License, Willow Creek      ML13015A366
 Project, March 2013.

    If you do not have access to ADAMS, or if there are problems in 
accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC PDR's 
Reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or via email to 
    These documents may also be viewed electronically on the public 
computers located at the NRC's PDR, O 1 F21, One White Flint North, 
11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The PDR reproduction 
contractor will copy documents for a fee.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 7th day of March, 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Andrew Persinko,
Deputy Director, Decommissioning and Uranium Recovery Licensing 
Directorate, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, 
Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management 
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