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Human Interaction With Reused Soil: A Literature Search; Draft NUREG-1725 for Public Comment

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission.


Extension of public comment period for Draft NUREG-1725.


The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is extending the public comment period for Draft NUREG-1725 “Human Interaction with Reused Soil: A Literature Search.”


Submit comments by November 17, 2000. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date.


Mail written comments to: David L. Meyer, Chief, Rules and Directives Branch, Office of Administration, Mail Stop T-6D59, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Copies of the Draft NUREG report can be obtained through the NRC website address:​NRC/​NUREGS/​SR1725/​index.html (please note the URL is case sensitive) or by request to the NRC staff contact, Thomas J. Nicholson.

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Thomas J. Nicholson; e-mail: telephone: (301) 415-6268; Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, Mail Stop T-9F31, USNRC, Washington DC 20555-0001.

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued Draft NUREG-1725 “Human Interaction with Reused Soil: A Literature Search” on July 19, 2000 for a 60-day public comment period (closing date was originally September 18, 2000). Copies of the report were sent to Land-Grant University and selected Federal Agency libraries for review and comment. This activity is a joint effort by the NRC Staff and the National Agricultural Library (NAL) staff of the U.S. Department of Agriculture working under an Interagency Agreement with the NRC. The comment period is being extended for an additional 60 days to allow for responses from the Land-Grant University and Federal Agency libraries. The report presents the literature and INTERNET search strategies for identifying documented information sources on types of soil reuse. The report discusses how this information will be used to establish the technical bases for evaluating possible dose impacts from the reuse of soils from NRC-licensed facilities. Information received through the public comment process will assist the NRC staff in developing technical bases for characterizing soil reuse practices and related dose assessment scenarios.

Specifically, the NRC staff is seeking information through comments on Draft NUREG-1725 regarding potential uses of soil which may be excavated and transported offsite from NRC-licensed facilities for use in commerce or by the general public. This information will assist in developing a reasonably complete characterization of relevant usages for these reused soils. The soil reuse scenarios would include, but not be limited to, soil processing, construction and agricultural uses, and other commercial and residential uses of reused soil and soil-related products. The goal of the solicitation of comments on the Draft NUREG-1725 report is to further the development of technical bases and the supporting documentation that could be used to characterize the soil reuse scenarios.

Electronic Access: Information on draft NUREG-1725 for public comment can be accessed using the following NRC website address:​NRC/​NUREGS/​SR1725/​index.html (please note the URL is case sensitive) or by notifying the NRC staff contact, Thomas J. Nicholson.

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Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 31st day of August 2000.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Cheryl A. Trottier,

Chief, Radiation Protection, Environmental Risk and Waste Management Branch, Division of Risk Analysis and Applications, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.

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[FR Doc. 00-22959 Filed 9-6-00; 8:45 am]