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Notice of License Amendment Request for Eastern Technologies, Inc.'s Facility in Northumberland, PA and Opportunity to Request a Hearing

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission.


Notice of consideration of a license amendment request and opportunity to request a hearing.


A request for a hearing must be filed by September 27, 2005.

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Donna M. Janda, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Region I, 475 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 19406, telephone (610) 337-5371, fax (610) 337-5269; or by e-mail:

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I. Introduction

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering an amendment to Eastern Technologies, Inc., Materials License No. 01-30362-01, to change the location of use for operation of a nuclear laundry from 51 River Road, Berwick, Pennsylvania, the location currently approved on the license, to 3114 Point Township Drive, Northumberland, Pennsylvania. The licensee never initiated licensed activities at the Berwick, Pennsylvania location. The Federal Register Notice regarding consideration of the licensee's initial application was previously published Start Printed Page 43907on March 30, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 61, pages 16613-16614). The license, which was initially issued on November 10, 2004, authorizes the collection, laundering, and decontamination of contaminated clothing and other launderable non-apparel items; collection and decontamination of respirators and other items that are used in conjunction with a protective clothing program; and for the possession of contaminated equipment in the licensee's portable laundry unit.

If the NRC approves the amendment, the approval will be documented in an amendment to NRC License No. 01-30362-01. Before approving the proposed amendment, the NRC will need to make the findings required by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and NRC's regulations. An environmental assessment for this licensing action is not required, since this action is categorically excluded under 10 CFR 51.22(c)(14)(xiv).

II. Opportunity To Request a Hearing

The NRC hereby provides notice that this is a proceeding on a license amendment application. In accordance with the general requirements in Subpart C of 10 CFR Part 2,[1] 'Rules of General Applicability; Hearing Requests, Petitions to Intervene, Availability of Documents, Selection of Specific Hearing Procedures, Presiding Officer Powers, and General Hearing Management for NRC Adjudicatory Hearings,” any person whose interest may be affected by this proceeding and who desires to participate as a party must file a written request for a hearing and a specification of the contentions which the person seeks to have litigated in the hearing.

In accordance with 10 CFR 2.302 (a), a request for a hearing must be filed with the Commission either by:

1. First class mail addressed to: Office of the Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, Attention: Rulemakings and Adjudications;

2. Courier, express mail, and expedited delivery services: Office of the Secretary, Sixteenth Floor, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, Attention Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff between 7:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., Federal workdays;

3. E-mail addressed to the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, HEARINGDOCKET@NRC.GOV; or

4. By facsimile transmission addressed to the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, Attention: Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff, at (301) 415-1101; verification number is (301) 415-1966.

In accordance with 10 CFR 2.302 (b), all documents offered for filing must be accompanied by proof of service on all parties to the proceeding or their attorneys of record as required by law or by rule or order of the Commission, including:

1. The applicant, by delivery to Eastern Technologies, Inc., P.O. Box 409, Ashford, Alabama 36312; and,

2. The NRC staff, by delivery to the Office of the General Counsel, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, or by mail addressed to the Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Hearing requests should also be transmitted to the Office of the General Counsel, either by means of facsimile transmission to (301) 415-3725, or by e-mail to

The formal requirements for documents are contained in 10 CFR 2.304(b), (c), (d), and (e), and must be met. However, in accordance with 10 CFR 2.304(f), a document filed by electronic mail or facsimile transmission need not comply with the formal requirements of 10 CFR 2.304(b), (c), and (d), if an original and two (2) copies otherwise complying with all of the requirements of 10 CFR 2.304(b), (c), and (d) are mailed within two (2) days thereafter to the Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, Attention: Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff.

In accordance with 10 CFR 2.309(b), a request for a hearing must be filed within 60 days of the date of publication of this Federal Register notice.

In addition to meeting other applicable requirements of 10 CFR Part 2 of the NRC's regulations, the general requirements involving a request for a hearing filed by a person other than an applicant must state:

1. The name, address and telephone number of the requestor;

2. The nature of the requestor's right under the Act to be made a party to the proceeding;

3. The nature and extent of the requestor's property, financial or other interest in the proceeding;

4. The possible effect of any decision or order that may be issued in the proceeding on the requestor's interest; and

5. The circumstances establishing that the request for a hearing is timely in accordance with 10 CFR 2.309(b).

In accordance with 10 CFR 2.309(f)(1), a request for hearing or petitions for leave to intervene must set forth with particularity the contentions sought to be raised. For each contention, the request or petition must:

1. Provide a specific statement of the issue of law or fact to be raised or controverted;

2. Provide a brief explanation of the basis for the contention;

3. Demonstrate that the issue raised in the contention is within the scope of the proceeding;

4. Demonstrate that the issue raised in the contention is material to the findings that the NRC must make to support the action that is involved in the proceeding;

5. Provide a concise statement of the alleged facts or expert opinions which support the requestor's/petitioner's position on the issue and on which the requestor/petitioner intends to rely to support its position on the issue; and

6. Provide sufficient information to show that a genuine dispute exists with the applicant on a material issue of law or fact. This information must include references to specific portions of the application that the requestor/petitioner disputes and the supporting reasons for each dispute, or, if the requestor/petitioner believes the application fails to contain information on a relevant matter as required by law, the identification of each failure and the supporting reasons for the requestor's/petitioner's belief.

In addition, in accordance with 10 CFR 2.309(f)(2), contentions must be based on documents or other information available at the time the petition is to be filed, such as the application or other supporting documents filed by the applicant, or otherwise available to the petitioner. Contentions may be amended or new contentions filed after the initial filing only with leave of the presiding officer.

Requestors/petitioners should, when possible, consult with each other in preparing contentions and combine similar subject matter concerns into a joint contention, for which one of the co-sponsoring requestors/petitioners is designated the lead representative. Further, in accordance with 10 CFR 2.309(f)(3), any requestor/petitioner that wishes to adopt a contention proposed by another requestor/petitioner must do so in writing within ten days of the date the contention is filed, and designate a representative who shall have the authority to act for the requestor/petitioner.Start Printed Page 43908

In accordance with 10 CFR 2.309(g), a request for hearing and/or petition for leave to intervene may also address the selection of the hearing procedures, taking into account the provisions of 10 CFR 2.310.

III. Further Information

Documents related to this action, including the application for the license amendment and supporting documentation, are available electronically at the NRC's Electronic Reading Room at​reading-rm/​adams.html. 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 documents currently on file include the Eastern Technologies, Inc. License Application dated January 30, 2004 (ADAMS Accession No. ML052020187), letters containing additional information to support the license application dated June 15, 2004 (ML052020196) and October 1, 2004 (ML042800481), License Amendment Request dated April 6, 2005 (ML051220551), and letters containing additional information to support the amendment request dated May 26, 2005 (ML052020202), and June 24, 2005 (ML051790049). Portions of the documents with ADAMS Accession Nos. ML052020187, ML052020196, and ML052020202 have been redacted to protect information important to security of licensed material. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, should contact the NRC PDR Reference staff by telephone at (800) 397-4209 or (301) 415-4737, or by e-mail to

Documents related to operations conducted under this license not specifically referenced in this Notice may not be electronically available and/or may not be publicly available. Persons who have an interest in reviewing these documents should submit a request to NRC under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Instructions for submitting a FOIA request can be found on the NRC's Web site at​reading-rm/​foia/​foia-privacy.html.

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Dated at King of Prussia, Pennsylvania this 22nd day of July, 2005.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

John D. Kinneman,

Chief, Materials Security & Industrial Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Region I.

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1.  The references to 10 CFR Part 2 in this notice refer to the amendments to the NRC Rules of Practice, 69 FR 2182 (January 14, 2004), codified at 10 CFR Part 2.

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[FR Doc. E5-4066 Filed 7-28-05; 8:45 am]