[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 39 (Friday, February 27, 2004)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-4342]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

10 CFR Part 72

[RIN 3150-AH20]


List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: Standardized 
NUHOMS[reg] -24P, -52B, -61BT, -32PT, and -24PHB Revision, Confirmation 
of Effective Date

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Direct final rule: Confirmation of effective date.

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SUMMARY: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the 
effective date of March 2, 2004, for the direct final rule that was 
published in the Federal Register on December 18, 2003. This direct 
final rule amended the NRC's regulations to revise the Transnuclear, 
Inc., Standardized NUHOMS[reg] Horizontal Modular Storage System 
(Standardized NUHOMS[reg] System) listing within the ``List of approved 
spent fuel storage casks'' to include Amendment No. 7 in Certificate of 
Compliance (CoC) Number 1004.

EFFECTIVE DATE: The effective date of March 2, 2004, is confirmed for 
this direct final rule.

ADDRESSES: Documents related to this rulemaking, including comments 
received, may be examined at the NRC Public Document Room, located at 
One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. These 
same documents may also be viewed and downloaded electronically via the 
rulemaking Web site (http://ruleforum.llnl.gov). For information about 
the interactive rulemaking Web site, contact Ms. Carol Gallagher (301) 
415-5905; e-mail CAG@nrc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jayne M. McCausland, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555, telephone (301) 415-6219, e-mail jmm2@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 18, 2003 (68 FR 70423), the NRC 
published a direct final rule amending its regulations in 10 CFR part 
72 to revise the Standardized NUHOMS[reg] System listing within the 
``List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks'' to include Amendment No. 
7 to CoC No. 1004. This amendment incorporates changes in support of 
the Amergen Corporation plans to load damaged fuel and additional fuel 
types at its Oyster Creek Nuclear Station. Specifically, the amendment 
adds damaged Boiling Water Reactor spent fuel assemblies and additional 
fuel types to the authorized contents of the NUHOMS[reg]-61BT Dry 
Shielded Canister under a general license. In addition, the amendment 
includes three minor changes to the Technical Specifications to correct 
inconsistencies and remove irrelevant references. In the direct final 
rule, NRC stated that if no significant adverse comments were received, 
the direct final rule would become final on March 2, 2004. The NRC did 
not receive any comments that warranted withdrawal of the direct final 
rule. Therefore, this rule will become effective as scheduled.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 23rd day of February, 2004.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Michael T. Lesar,
Chief, Rules and Directives Branch, Division of Administrative 
Services, Office of Administration.
[FR Doc. 04-4342 Filed 2-26-04; 8:45 am]
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