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[Federal Register: May 5, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 86)]
[Page 23895-23896]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]


[Docket Number 030-04781]

Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of
No Significant Impact for License Amendment for Pharmacia and Upjohn
Company, Kalamzoo, MI

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
ACTION: Notice of availability.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Peter J. Lee, Decommissioning
Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory
Commission, Region III, 2443 Warrenville Road, Lisle, Illinois 60532-
4352. Telephone: 630-829-9870; fax number: 630-515-1259; e-mail:
<A HREF="mailto:pjl2@nrc.gov";>pjl2@nrc.gov</A>.


I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuing
a license amendment of Material License No. 21-00182-03 issued to
Pharmacia & Upjohn Company (the licensee), to authorize release of its
Henrietta Street and Jasper Street facilities for unrestricted use.
    The NRC staff has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) in
support of this amendment 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 amend the licensee's byproduct

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material license and release its Henrietta Street and Jasper Street
facilities for unrestricted use. On April 24, 1958, the Atomic Energy
Commission authorized the licensee to conduct the radiological
operations. The primary radioactive materials used at Henrietta Street
and Jasper Street facilities were H-3, C-14, P-32, P-33, S-35, and I-
125. On January 26, 2005, the licensee submitted a license amendment
request to amend its license to release its Henrietta Street and Jasper
Street facilities for unrestricted use. The licensee has conducted
surveys of the facility and provided information to the NRC to
demonstrate that the site meets the license termination criteria in 10
CFR 20.1402, ``'Radiological Criteria for Unrestricted Use.''
    The staff has examined the licensee's request and the information
provided in support of its request, including the surveys performed to
demonstrate compliance with the release criteria. Based on its review,
the staff has determined that there are no additional remediation
activities necessary to complete the proposed action and a Finding of
No Significant Impact is appropriate.

III. Finding of No Significant Impact

    The staff has prepared an EA in support of the proposed action. The
staff has found that the environmental impacts from the proposed action
are bounded by the impacts evaluated in the ``Generic Environmental
Impact Statement in Support of Rulemaking on Radiological Criteria for
License Termination of NRC-Licensed Facilities'' (NUREG-1496). On the
basis of the EA, the NRC concluded that there are no significant
environmental impacts from the proposed amendment and determined not to
prepare an environmental impact statement.

IV. Further Information

Documents related to this action, including the application for
amendment and supporting documentation, are available electronically at
the NRC's electronic Reading Room at <A HREF="http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html";>http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/
adams.html</A>. From this site, you can access the NRC's Agencywide
Document Access and Management System (ADAMS), which provides text and
image files of NRC's public documents. The ADAMS accession numbers for
the documents related to this notice are: ML050310283 and ML042640549
for the January 26, 2005, amendment request, and ML051090105 for the EA
summarized above. If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are
problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC's
Public Document Room (PDR) Reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-
4737, or by email to <A HREF="mailto:pdr@nrc.gov";>pdr@nrc.gov</A>.
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 Lisle, Illinois, this 19th day of April 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Jamnes L. Cameron,
Chief, Decommissioning Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety
Region III.
[FR Doc. 05-8944 Filed 5-4-05; 8:45 am]

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