[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 49 (Friday, March 12, 2004)]
[Page 11899]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-5598]

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[Docket No. 40-8027]

License No. SUB-1010; Sequoyah Fuels Corporation; Receipt of 
Request for Action Under 10 CFR 2.206

    Notice is hereby given that by petition dated October 2, 2003, the 
Cherokee Nation and the State of Oklahoma (collectively, the 
Petitioners) have requested that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
(NRC) take enforcement actions against the Sequoyah Fuels Corporation 
(SFC). The Petitioners request that NRC deny SFC's requests to approve 
proposed license amendments. The proposed amendments include a proposed 
Ground Water Monitoring Plan (GWMP) and a proposed Ground Water 
Corrective Action Plan (GWCAP) for the SFC site near Gore, Oklahoma.
    As bases for this request, the Petitioners identified alleged 
deficiencies in SFC's proposed GWMP and in their proposed GWCAP. The 
Petitioners stated that the GWMP is inadequate and that the GWCAP is 
not protective of human health and the environment and identified 
specific areas they believe to be deficient in each plan.
    The Petitioners requested a hearing, which was denied on November 
19, 2003, on the proposed license amendments before the Atomic Safety 
and Licensing Board (ASLB). The Cherokee Nation appealed the ASLB 
decision to the Commission. The appeal was denied on January 14, 2004. 
In accordance with 10 CFR 2.1205(l)(2), the ASLB Presiding Officer 
referred the petition to the NRC staff to be treated as a petition for 
enforcement action under 10 CFR 2.206. The request has been referred to 
the Director of the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. 
As provided by section 2.206, appropriate action will be taken on this 
petition within a reasonable time. A copy of the petition is available 
in the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) for 
inspection at the Commission's Public Document Room (PDR), located at 
One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, 
Maryland, and from the ADAMS Public Library component on the NRC's Web 
site, http://www.nrc.gov (the Public Electronic Reading Room) using 
Accession No. ML033440220. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or 
who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS 
should contact the NRC's PDR reference staff by telephone at 1-800-397-
4209, or 301-415-4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 1st day of March, 2004.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Martin J. Virgilio,
Director, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. 04-5598 Filed 3-11-04; 8:45 am]