[Federal Register Volume 60, Number 210 (Tuesday, October 31, 1995)]
[Pages 55388-55389]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 95-26939]


[Docket Nos. 50-255, 72-7, and 72-1007]

Consumers Power Company, Palisades Nuclear Plant; Receipt of 
Petition for Director's Decision Under 10 CFR 2.206

    Notice is hereby given that by a Petition dated September 19, 1995, 
Lake Michigan Federation and Don't Waste Michigan request that the NRC 
take action regarding the use of VSC-24 casks to store spent nuclear 
fuel at the Palisades Nuclear Plant. Petitioners ask that the NRC find 
that Consumers Power Company violated NRC regulations by using the 
casks without first establishing adequate unloading procedures and 
resolving all unreviewed safety questions regarding the use of the 
    On the basis of these violations, Petitioners ask that the NRC 

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fines amounting to $1.3 million and suspend Consumers Power Company's 
use of the 10 CFR Part 72 general license to store spent fuel until all 
outstanding issues are resolved and until a cask in which a suspected 
defect has been identified is unloaded. Petitioners have also asked 
that they be provided an opportunity to participate in reviewing the 
unloading procedure the licensee has developed and in any proceeding 
initiated in response to their Petition.
    The Petition is being treated pursuant to 10 CFR 2.206 of the 
Commission's regulations and has been referred to the Director of the 
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. As provided by Sec. 2.206, 
appropriate action will be taken on this Petition within a reasonable 
    A copy of the Petition is available for inspection at the 
Commission's Public Document Room at 2120 L Street, NW., Washington, 
DC, and at the local public document room at the Van Wylen Library, 
Hope College, Holland, Michigan 49423-3698.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 24th day of October 1995.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
William T. Russell,
Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 95-26939 Filed 10-30-95; 8:45 am]