United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Part 51 Review of Amendment Request From Boston University

HPPOS-209 PDR-9111210367

See the memorandum from V. L. Miller to J. E. Glenn dated January 27, 1986.

This memo states that the proposed amendment request from Boston University to conduct a limited field study involving 15 microcuries of Zn-65, Sr-85, or Se-75 for each of 30 prairie dogs would not need an environmental assessment since the study fell within the categorical exclusion of 10 CFR 51.22 (c) (14) (v).

The proposed action was a limited field study involving about 15 microcuries of zinc-65, strontium-85, and selenium-75 for each of 30 prairie dogs. An environmental assessment for the proposal was not needed because the half-lives of the radioactive material were short and 10 microcuries is an exempt quantity. The proposed study would have negligible radiological impact and falls within the categorical exclusion of 10 CFR 51.22 (c) (14) (v).

Regulatory references: 10 CFR 51.22

Subject codes: 11.5, 11.8, 12.8

Applicability: All

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