Site decommissioning plans; sites: Cabot Performance Materials Site, Reading, PA,

 
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[Federal Register: October 28, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 208)]

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[Docket No. 40-9027]

Notice of Consideration of Amendment Request for Decommissioning the Cabot Performance Materials Reading, Pennsylvania, Site, and Opportunity for a Hearing

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of a license amendment to Source Material License No. SMC-1562 to authorize decommissioning of the Cabot Performance Materials (CABOT) Reading, Pennsylvania, site. This license is issued to CABOT to possess contaminated material at its Reading and Revere, Pennsylvania, sites. NRC licenses these facilities under 10 CFR Part 40. Specifically, the license authorizes CABOT to possess 100 tons of elemental uranium and thorium total at both sites. The contaminated material at the Reading site is in the form of slag and soil located on the face of a slope. The contamination is the result of processing ores which contained uranium and thorium.

On August 28, 1998, the licensee submitted a site decommissioning plan (SDP) to NRC for review. The SDP concludes that long-term doses from the contaminated material at current levels meet the requirements of the Radiological Criteria for License Termination rule (10 CFR Part 20, Subpart E) (62 FR 39058). Therefore, the licensee proposes that no additional decommissioning is required.

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Prior to the issuance of the amendment, NRC will have made 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.

NRC provides notice that this is a proceeding on an application for a license amendment falling within the scope of Subpart L, ``Informal Hearing Procedures for Adjudication in Materials Licensing Proceedings,'' of NRC's rules of practice for domestic licensing proceedings in 10 CFR Part 2. 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 filedwithin thirty (30) days of the date of publication of this Federal Register notice.

The request for a hearing must be filedwith the Office of the Secretary either:

  1. By delivery to Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-2738, between 7:45 am and 4:15 pm Federal workdays; or

  2. By mail or telegram addressed to Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Attention: Rulemaking and Adjudications Staff.

    In addition to meeting other applicable requirements of Part 2 of the NRC's regulations, a request for a hearing filedby a person other than an applicant must describe in detail:

  3. The interest of the requester in the proceeding;

  4. How that interest may be affected by the results of the proceeding, including the reasons why the requester should be permitted a hearing, with particular reference to the factors set out in Sec. 2.1205(h);

  5. The requester's areas of concern about the licensing activity that is the subject matter of the proceeding; and

  6. The circumstances establishing that the request for a hearing is timely in accordance with Sec. 2.1205(d).

    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:

  7. The applicant, Cabot Performance Materials, P.O. Box 1608, Boyertown, Pennsylvania 19512, Attention: Mr. Anthony T. Campitelli, and;

  8. NRC staff, by delivery to the Executive Director for Operations, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-2738, between 7:45 am and 4:15 pm Federal workdays, or by mail, addressed to the Executive Director for Operations, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555- 0001.

    For further details with respect to this action, the application for amendment is available for inspection at NRC's Public Document Room, 2120 L Street NW., Washington, DC 20555-0001.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy E. Harris, Low-Level Waste and Decommissioning Projects Branch, Division of Waste Management, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Telephone: (301) 415-6613. Fax.: (301) 415-5398.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of October 1998.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. John W. N. Hickey, Chief Low-Level Waste and Decommissioning Projects Branch, Division of Waste Management, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.

    [FR Doc. 98-28815Filed10-27-98; 8:45 am]

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