The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the issuance of a license amendment to Praelux Incorporated (Praelux) for Materials License No. 29-30422-01, to authorize release of its facility in Lawrenceville, New Jersey for unrestricted use and has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) in support of this action 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.
II. EA Summary
The purpose of the proposed action is to allow for the release of the licensee's Lawrenceville, New Jersey facility for unrestricted use. Praelux (previously known as seQ, Ltd.) was authorized by NRC from January 16, 1998, to use radioactive materials for research and development purposes at the site. On May 14, 2003, Praelux requested that NRC release the facility for unrestricted use. Praelux has conducted surveys of the facility and determined that the Start Printed Page 37574facility meets the license termination criteria in subpart E of 10 CFR part 20.
III. Finding of No Significant Impact
The NRC staff has evaluated Praelux's request and the results of the surveys and has concluded that the completed action complies with 10 CFR part 20. The staff has prepared the EA (summarized above) in support of the proposed license amendment to terminate the license and release the facility for unrestricted use. On the basis of the EA, the NRC has concluded that the environmental impacts from the proposed action are expected to be insignificant and has determined not to prepare an environmental impact statement for the proposed action.
IV. Further Information
The EA and the documents related to this proposed action, including the application for the license amendment 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 Nos. ML031680934, and ML031350739. These documents are also available for inspection and copying for a fee at the Region I Office, 475 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406. Any questions with respect to this action should be referred to Kathy Modes, Nuclear Materials Safety Branch 2, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Region I, 475 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 19406, telephone (610) 337-5251, fax (610) 337-5269.Start Signature
Dated in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania this 17th day of June, 2003.
For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
John D. Kinneman,
Chief, Nuclear Materials Safety Branch 2, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Region I.
[FR Doc. 03-15857 Filed 6-23-03; 8:45 am]
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