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Office of Nonproliferation Policy; Proposed Subsequent Arrangement

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AGENCY:

Department of Energy.

ACTION:

Notice of subsequent arrangement.

SUMMARY:

This notice has been issued under the authority of Section 131 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2160). The Department is providing notice of a proposed “subsequent arrangement” under the Agreement for Cooperation Concerning Civil Uses of Atomic Energy between the United States and Canada and Agreement for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy between the United States and the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM).

This subsequent arrangement concerns the retransfer of 266,197 kg of U.S.-origin natural uranium hexafluoride, 180,000 kg of which is uranium, from Cogema Resources Inc., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada to Eurodif Production, Pierrelatte France. The material, which is now located at Cameco Corp., Port Hope, Ontario, will be transferred to Eurodif for enrichment. Upon completion of the enrichment, the material will be retransferred to the Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc, Osaka, Japan, the Chugoku Electric Power Co. Inc, Hiroshima, Japan, and the Tohoku Electric Power Co Inc., Miyagi, Japan for use as fuel. The uranium hexafluoride was originally obtained by the Cameco Corp. from Power Resources, Inc. pursuant to export license number XSOU8744.

In accordance with Section 131 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, we have determined that this subsequent arrangement is not inimical to the common defense and security.

This subsequent arrangement will take effect no sooner than fifteen days after the date of publication of this notice.

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For the Department of Energy.

Trisha Dedik,

Director, Office of Nonproliferation Policy.

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[FR Doc. 03-28211 Filed 11-6-03; 8:45 am]

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