List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks: VSC-24 Revision, Confirmation of Effective Date


The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is confirming the effective date of September 13, 2005, for the direct final rule that was published in the Federal Register on June 30, 2005 (70 FR 37647). This direct final rule amended the NRC's regulations to revise the VSC-24 cask system listing to include Amendment No. 5 to Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1007.


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 ( For information about the interactive rulemaking Web site, contact Ms. Carol Gallagher (301) 415-5905; e-mail

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

Supplementary information:

On June 30, 2005 (70 FR 37647), the NRC published a direct final rule amending its regulations in 10 CFR Part 72 torevise the VSC-24 cask system listing within the “List of Approved Spent Fuel Storage Casks” to include Amendment No. 5 to CoC No. 1007. This amendment changes the certificate holder's name from Pacific Sierra Nuclear Associates to BNG Fuel Solutions Corporation. In the direct final rule, NRC stated that if no significant adverse comments were received, the direct final rule would become final on September 13, 2005. 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 August, 2005.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Michael T. Lesar,

Chief, Rules and Directives Branch, Division of Administrative Services, Office of Administration.


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