The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (the Commission) has issued Amendment No. 6 to Facility Operating License No. R-110 for the Idaho State University (the licensee), which renews the license for operation of the Idaho State University AGN-201M Research Reactor Facility located at the Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho.
The facility is a research reactor that has been operating at a power level not in excess of 5 watts (thermal). The renewed Facility Operating License No. R-110 will expire twenty years from its date of issuance.
The amended license complies with the standards and requirements of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (the Act), and the Commission's rules and regulations. The Commission has made appropriate findings as required by the Act and the Commission's regulations in 10 CFR Chapter I. Those findings are set forth in the license amendment. Opportunity for hearing was afforded in the notice of the proposed issuance of this renewal in the Federal Register on January 8, 1996 (61 FR 563). No request for a hearing or petition for leave to intervene was filed following notice of the proposed action.
Continued operation of the reactor will not require alteration of buildings or structures, will not lead to significant changes in effluents released from the facility to the environment, will not increase the probability or consequences of accidents, and will not involve any unresolved issues concerning alternative uses of available resources. Based on the foregoing and on the Environmental Assessment, the Commission concludes that renewal of the license will not result in any significant environmental impacts.
The Commission has prepared a “Safety Evaluation Report Related to the Renewal of the Operating License for the Research Reactor at Idaho State University” for the renewal of Facility Operating License No. R-110 and has, based on that evaluation, concluded that the facility can continue to be operated by the licensee without endangering the health and safety of the public.
The Commission also prepared an Environmental Assessment which was published in the Federal Register on April 9, 2004, (69 FR 18988) for the Start Printed Page 54530renewal of Facility Operating License No. R-110 and has concluded that this action will not have a significant effect on the quality of the human environment.
For further details with respect to this action, see: (1) The application for amendment dated November 21, 1995, as supplemented on January 31, 2003 and July 10, 2003, (2) Amendment No. 6 to Facility Operating License No. R-110; (3) the related Safety Evaluation Report and (4) the Environmental Assessment dated March 30, 2004. Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC's Public Document Room, located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. The NRC maintains an Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS), which provides text and image files of NRC's public documents. Documents related to this license renewal dated on or after November 24, 1999, may be accessed through the NRC's Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at http://www.nrc.gov. If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC Public Document Room (PDR) Reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.Start Signature
Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 14th day of August 2006.
For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brian E. Thomas,
Chief, Research and Test Reactors Branch, Division of Policy and Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. E6-15310 Filed 9-14-06; 8:45 am]
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