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[Docket No. 040-00017]

Notice of License Termination and Release of the Dow Chemical Company (TDCC) Site in Bay City, MI for Unrestricted Use

AGENCY: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
ACTION: Notice of license termination and site release for unrestricted use.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David W. Nelson, Materials Decommissioning Section, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, NRC, Washington, DC, 20555; telephone: (301) 415-6626; fax: (301) 415-5397; or e-mail

Pursuant to 10 CFR part 20 subpart E, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is providing notice that it has terminated license STB-527 for the Dow Chemical Company (TDCC) (Licensee), and has released its Bay City, Michigan site for unrestricted use. The Licensee's requests for an amendment toauthorize decommissioning of its Bay City, Michigan site was previously noticed in theFederal Registeron July 19, 1996, and July 10, 1997.

In letters dated July 21, 1997, April 13, 2005 and October 6, 2005, TDCC provided final radiological status surveys to demonstrate that the site met the license termination criteria in 10 CFR part 20 subpart E. NRC staff conducted numerous inspections and confirmatory surveys including the collection of samples and independent measurements of on-site soils and building surfaces.

The NRC staff evaluated TDCC's requests and reviewed the results of the final radiological surveys. Based on those reviews, the staff determined that the site met the unrestricted release criteria in 10 CFR part 20 subpart E. The staff prepared a Safety Evaluation Report (SER) (ADAMS ML062500107) to support its termination of TDCC's Bay City license.

II. Further Information

In accordance with 10 CFR part 2.790 of the NRC's “Rules of Practice,” details with respect to this action, including the SER, are available electronically at the NRC's Electronic Reading Room at 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 ADAMS accession number for the termination letter with enclosed SER, titled “Release of the Dow Chemical Company. Bay City, Michigan, and Termination of License (License No. STB-527)” is ML062500107. If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing a document located in ADAMS, contact the NRC Public Document Room (PDR) Reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by e-mail

This document may also be viewed electronically on the public computers located at the NRC's PDR, O-1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The PDR reproduction contractor will copy documents for a fee.

Dated at NRC, Rockville, MD, this day of October 24th, 2006.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Keith I. McConnell, Deputy Director, Decommissioning and Uranium Recovery Licensing Directorate, Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs.