United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Part 51 Review of Amendment Request From Boston University

HPPOS-209 PDR-9111210367

Title: Part 51 Review of Amendment Request From Boston

University

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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