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Download as PDF 56938 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 188 / Thursday, September 29, 2005 / Notices Specifically, 10 CFR 50.55a(c) requires, in part, that components of the reactor coolant pressure boundary must be designed, fabricated, erected, and tested in accordance with the ASME Section III requirements for Class 1 components (or equivalent quality standards). The ASME publishes a new edition of the BPV Code (which includes Section III) every 3 years, new addenda every year, and Code Cases every quarter. Revision 33 of Regulatory Guide 1.84 identifies the Code Cases that the NRC has determined to be acceptable alternatives to applicable provisions of Section III. For this revision, the NRC staff reviewed Section III Code Cases listed in Supplement 12 to the 1998 Edition of the ASME BPV Code through Supplement 6 to the 2001 Edition. The newly approved Code Cases and revisions to existing Code Cases will be incorporated by reference into 10 CFR 50.55a(b), which identifies the latest editions and addenda of Section III that Dated: September 21, 2005. the NRC has approved for use. Code Michael R. Snodderly, Cases approved by the NRC may be used Acting Chief, ACRS/ACNW. voluntarily by licensees as an alternative to compliance with ASME [FR Doc. E5–5318 Filed 9–28–05; 8:45 am] Code provisions that have been BILLING CODE 7590–01–P incorporated by reference into 10 CFR 50.55a(b). Section III Code Cases not yet NUCLEAR REGULATORY endorsed by the NRC may be COMMISSION implemented through 10 CFR 50.55a(a)(3), which permits the use of Final Regulatory Guide: Issuance, alternatives to the Code requirements Availability referenced in 10 CFR 50.55a, provided that the proposed alternatives result in The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a revision an acceptable level of quality and safety, and their use is authorized by the to an existing guide in the agency’s Regulatory Guide Series. This series has Director of the NRC’s Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. been developed to describe and make On August 3, 2004, the NRC staff available to the public such information published a draft of this guide as Draft as methods that are acceptable to the Regulatory Guide DG–1124. Following NRC staff for implementing specific the closure of the public comment parts of the NRC’s regulations, period on September 2, 2004, the staff techniques that the staff uses in considered all stakeholder comments in evaluating specific problems or the course of preparing Revision 33 of postulated accidents, and data that the Regulatory Guide 1.84. staff needs in its review of applications The NRC staff encourages and for permits and licenses. Revision 33 of Regulatory Guide 1.84, welcomes comments and suggestions in connection with improvements to ‘‘Design, Fabrication, and Materials Code Case Acceptability, ASME Section published regulatory guides, as well as III,’’ lists the NRC-approved Code Cases items for inclusion in regulatory guides from Section III, ‘‘Rules for Construction that are currently being developed. You of Nuclear Power Plant Components,’’ of may submit comments by any of the following methods. the Boiler and Pressure Vessel (BPV) Mail comments to: Rules and Code promulgated by the American Directives Branch, Office of Society of Mechanical Engineers Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory (ASME). In so doing, this guide Commission, Washington, DC 20555– identifies the Code Cases that nuclear 0001. power plant applicants and licensees Hand-deliver comments to: Rules and can use to comply with the NRC’s Directives Branch, Office of requirements in Title 10, Section Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 50.55a(c), of the Code of Federal Regulations [10 CFR 50.55a(c)], ‘‘Reactor Commission, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852, between Coolant Pressure Boundary.’’ and other interested persons regarding this matter. The Subcommittee will gather information, analyze relevant issues and facts, and formulate proposed positions and actions, as appropriate, for deliberation by the full Committee. Members of the public desiring to provide oral statements and/or written comments should notify the Designated Federal Official, Mr. Eric A. Thornsbury (telephone (301) 415–8716), five days prior to the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Electronic recordings will be permitted. Further information regarding this meeting can be obtained by contacting the Designated Federal Official or the Cognizant Staff Engineer between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. (ET). Persons planning to attend this meeting are urged to contact one of the above named individuals at least two working days prior to the meeting to be advised of any potential changes to the agenda. VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:52 Sep 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. on Federal workdays. Fax comments to: Rules and Directives Branch, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission at (301) 415–5144. Requests for technical information about Revision 33 of Regulatory Guide 1.84 may be directed to Wallace E. Norris, at (301) 415–6796 or WEN@nrc.gov. Regulatory guides are available for inspection or downloading through the NRC’s public Web site in the Regulatory Guides document collection of the NRC’s Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doccollections/. Electronic copies of Revision 33 of Regulatory Guide 1.84 are also available in the NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html, under Accession #ML052130562. Note, however, that the NRC has temporarily suspended public access to ADAMS so that the agency can complete security reviews of publicly available documents and remove potentially sensitive information. Please check the NRC’s Web site for updates concerning the resumption of public access to ADAMS. In addition, regulatory guides are available for inspection at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR), which is located at 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland; the PDR’s mailing address is USNRC PDR, Washington, DC 20555–0001. The PDR can also be reached by telephone at (301) 415–4737 or (800) 397–4205, by fax at (301) 415– 3548, and by email to PDR@nrc.gov. Requests for single copies of draft or final guides (which may be reproduced) or for placement on an automatic distribution list for single copies of future draft guides in specific divisions should be made in writing to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, Attention: Reproduction and Distribution Services Section; by email to DISTRIBUTION@nrc.gov; or by fax to (301) 415–2289. Telephone requests cannot be accommodated. Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and Commission approval is not required to reproduce them. (5 U.S.C. 552(a)) Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 15th day of August, 2005. E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 188 / Thursday, September 29, 2005 / Notices For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Carl J. Paperiello, Director, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. [FR Doc. 05–19444 Filed 9–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Final Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a revision to an existing guide in the agency’s Regulatory Guide Series. This series has been developed to describe and make available to the public such information as methods that are acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing specific parts of the NRC’s regulations, techniques that the staff uses in evaluating specific problems or postulated accidents, and data that the staff needs in its review of applications for permits and licenses. Revision 1 of Regulatory Guide 1.193, ‘‘ASME Code Cases Not Approved for Use,’’ lists the Code Cases that the NRC has determined are not acceptable for generic use as specified in Section III, ‘‘Rules for Construction of Nuclear Power Plant Components,’’ and Section XI, ‘‘Rules for Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components,’’ of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel (BPV) Code promulgated by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). (In so doing, this guide complements Revision 33 of Regulatory Guide 1.84, ‘‘Design, Fabrication, and Materials Code Case Acceptability, ASME Section III,’’ and Revision 14 of Regulatory Guide 1.147, ‘‘Inservice Inspection Code Case Acceptability, ASME Section XI, Division 1,’’ which list the Code Cases that the NRC has determined to be acceptable alternatives to applicable provisions of Section III and Section XI, respectively.) Licensees may request NRC approval to implement one or more of the Code Cases listed in Revision 1 of Regulatory Guide 1.193, as provided in 10 CFR 50.55a(a)(3), which permits the use of alternatives to the Code requirements referenced in 10 CFR 50.55a, provided that the proposed alternatives result in an acceptable level of quality and safety. To do so, a licensee must submit a plant-specific request that addresses the NRC’s concern about the given Code Case. On August 3, 2004, the NRC staff published a draft of this guide as Draft Regulatory Guide DG–1126. Following VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:52 Sep 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 the closure of the public comment period on September 2, 2004, the staff considered all stakeholder comments in the course of preparing Revision 1 of Regulatory Guide 1.193. The NRC staff encourages and welcomes comments and suggestions in connection with improvements to published regulatory guides, as well as items for inclusion in regulatory guides that are currently being developed. You may submit comments by any of the following methods. Mail comments to: Rules and Directives Branch, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. Hand-deliver comments to: Rules and Directives Branch, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. on Federal workdays. Fax comments to: Rules and Directives Branch, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission at (301) 415–5144. Requests for technical information about Revision 1 of Regulatory Guide 1.193 may be directed to Wallace E. Norris, at (301) 415–6796 or WEN@nrc.gov. Regulatory guides are available for inspection or downloading through the NRC’s public Web site in the Regulatory Guides document collection of the NRC’s Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doccollections/. Electronic copies of Revision 1 of Regulatory Guide 1.193 are also available in the NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) at http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html, under Accession #ML052140501. Note, however, that the NRC has temporarily suspended public access to ADAMS so that the agency can complete security reviews of publicly available documents and remove potentially sensitive information. Please check the NRC’s Web site for updates concerning the resumption of public access to ADAMS. In addition, regulatory guides are available for inspection at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR), which is located at 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland; the PDR’s mailing address is USNRC PDR, Washington, DC 20555–0001. The PDR can also be reached by telephone at (301) 415–4737 or (800) 397–4205, by fax at (301) 415– 3548, and by e-mail to PDR@nrc.gov. Requests for single copies of draft or final guides (which may be reproduced) or for placement on an automatic distribution list for single copies of PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56939 future draft guides in specific divisions should be made in writing to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, Attention: Reproduction and Distribution Services Section; by e-mail to DISTRIBUTION@nrc.gov; or by fax to (301) 415–2289. Telephone requests cannot be accommodated. Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and Commission approval is not required to reproduce them. (5 U.S.C. 552(a)) Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 15th day of August, 2005. For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Carl J. Paperiello, Director, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. [FR Doc. 05–19445 Filed 9–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Final Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a revision to an existing guide in the agency’s Regulatory Guide Series. This series has been developed to describe and make available to the public such information as methods that are acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing specific parts of the NRC’s regulations, techniques that the staff uses in evaluating specific problems or postulated accidents, and data that the staff needs in its review of applications for permits and licenses. Revision 14 of Regulatory Guide 1.147, ‘‘Inservice Inspection Code Case Acceptability, ASME Section XI, Division 1,’’ lists the NRC-approved Code Cases from Section XI, ‘‘Rules for Inservice Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components,’’ of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel (BPV) Code promulgated by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). In so doing, this guide identifies the Code Cases that nuclear power plant applicants and licensees can use to comply with the NRC’s requirements in Title 10, Section 50.55a(g), of the Code of Federal Regulations [10 CFR 50.55a(g)], ‘‘Inservice Inspection Requirements.’’ Specifically, 10 CFR 50.55a(g) requires, in part, that Class 1, 2, 3, MC, and CC components and their supports must meet the requirements of ASME Section XI (or equivalent quality standards). The ASME publishes a new edition of the BPV Code (which includes Section XI) every 3 years, new E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1

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Final Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a revision 
to an existing guide in the agency's Regulatory Guide Series. This 
series has been developed to describe and make available to the public 
such information as methods that are acceptable to the NRC staff for 
implementing specific parts of the NRC's regulations, techniques that 
the staff uses in evaluating specific problems or postulated accidents, 
and data that the staff needs in its review of applications for permits 
and licenses.
    Revision 33 of Regulatory Guide 1.84, ``Design, Fabrication, and 
Materials Code Case Acceptability, ASME Section III,'' lists the NRC-
approved Code Cases from Section III, ``Rules for Construction of 
Nuclear Power Plant Components,'' of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel 
(BPV) Code promulgated by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers 
(ASME). In so doing, this guide identifies the Code Cases that nuclear 
power plant applicants and licensees can use to comply with the NRC's 
requirements in Title 10, Section 50.55a(c), of the Code of Federal 
Regulations [10 CFR 50.55a(c)], ``Reactor Coolant Pressure Boundary.'' 
Specifically, 10 CFR 50.55a(c) requires, in part, that components of 
the reactor coolant pressure boundary must be designed, fabricated, 
erected, and tested in accordance with the ASME Section III 
requirements for Class 1 components (or equivalent quality standards). 
The ASME publishes a new edition of the BPV Code (which includes 
Section III) every 3 years, new addenda every year, and Code Cases 
every quarter.
    Revision 33 of Regulatory Guide 1.84 identifies the Code Cases that 
the NRC has determined to be acceptable alternatives to applicable 
provisions of Section III. For this revision, the NRC staff reviewed 
Section III Code Cases listed in Supplement 12 to the 1998 Edition of 
the ASME BPV Code through Supplement 6 to the 2001 Edition.
    The newly approved Code Cases and revisions to existing Code Cases 
will be incorporated by reference into 10 CFR 50.55a(b), which 
identifies the latest editions and addenda of Section III that the NRC 
has approved for use. Code Cases approved by the NRC may be used 
voluntarily by licensees as an alternative to compliance with ASME Code 
provisions that have been incorporated by reference into 10 CFR 
50.55a(b). Section III Code Cases not yet endorsed by the NRC may be 
implemented through 10 CFR 50.55a(a)(3), which permits the use of 
alternatives to the Code requirements referenced in 10 CFR 50.55a, 
provided that the proposed alternatives result in an acceptable level 
of quality and safety, and their use is authorized by the Director of 
the NRC's Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
    On August 3, 2004, the NRC staff published a draft of this guide as 
Draft Regulatory Guide DG-1124. Following the closure of the public 
comment period on September 2, 2004, the staff considered all 
stakeholder comments in the course of preparing Revision 33 of 
Regulatory Guide 1.84.
    The NRC staff encourages and welcomes comments and suggestions in 
connection with improvements to published regulatory guides, as well as 
items for inclusion in regulatory guides that are currently being 
developed. You may submit comments by any of the following methods.
    Mail comments to: Rules and Directives Branch, Office of 
Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001.
    Hand-deliver comments to: Rules and Directives Branch, Office of 
Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 11555 Rockville 
Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. on 
Federal workdays.
    Fax comments to: Rules and Directives Branch, Office of 
Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission at (301) 415-5144.
    Requests for technical information about Revision 33 of Regulatory 
Guide 1.84 may be directed to Wallace E. Norris, at (301) 415-6796 or 
WEN@nrc.gov.
    Regulatory guides are available for inspection or downloading 
through the NRC's public Web site in the Regulatory Guides document 
collection of the NRC's Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/
reading-rm/doc-collections/. Electronic copies of Revision 33 of 
Regulatory Guide 1.84 are also available in the NRC's Agencywide 
Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) at http://www.nrc.gov/
reading-rm/adams.html, under Accession ML052130562. Note, 
however, that the NRC has temporarily suspended public access to ADAMS 
so that the agency can complete security reviews of publicly available 
documents and remove potentially sensitive information. Please check 
the NRC's Web site for updates concerning the resumption of public 
access to ADAMS.
    In addition, regulatory guides are available for inspection at the 
NRC's Public Document Room (PDR), which is located at 11555 Rockville 
Pike, Rockville, Maryland; the PDR's mailing address is USNRC PDR, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001. The PDR can also be reached by telephone at 
(301) 415-4737 or (800) 397-4205, by fax at (301) 415-3548, and by 
email to PDR@nrc.gov. Requests for single copies of draft or final 
guides (which may be reproduced) or for placement on an automatic 
distribution list for single copies of future draft guides in specific 
divisions should be made in writing to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, Attention: Reproduction and 
Distribution Services Section; by email to DISTRIBUTION@nrc.gov; or by 
fax to (301) 415-2289. Telephone requests cannot be accommodated.
    Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and Commission approval is 
not required to reproduce them.

(5 U.S.C. 552(a))

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 15th day of August, 2005.

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    For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission,

Carl J. Paperiello,
Director, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 05-19444 Filed 9-28-05; 8:45 am]
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