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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 31, 2007 / Notices For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Catherine Haney, Director, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E7–14350 Filed 7–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability. AGENCY: NRC Senior Program Manager, Satish Aggarwal, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, Telephone: (301) 415–6005 or email SKA@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Introduction The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued for public comment a draft 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. The draft regulatory guide, entitled ‘‘Qualification of Safety-Related Battery Chargers & Inverters for Nuclear Power Plants,’’ is temporarily identified by its task number, DG–1148, which should be mentioned in all related correspondence. The Commission’s regulations in Title 10, Part 50, of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR part 50), ‘‘Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities,’’ require that structures, systems, and components that are important to safety in a nuclear power plant must be designed to accommodate the effects of environmental conditions [i.e., remain functional under postulated design-basis events (DBEs)]. Toward that end, the general requirements are contained in General Design Criteria 1, 2, 4, and 23 of Appendix A, ‘‘General Design Criteria for Nuclear Power Plants,’’ to 10 CFR part 50. Augmenting those general requirements, the specific requirements pertaining to qualification of certain electrical equipment VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Jul 30, 2007 Jkt 211001 important to safety are contained in 10 CFR 50.49, ‘‘Environmental Qualification of Electric Equipment Important to Safety for Nuclear Power Plants.’’ In addition, Criterion III, ‘‘Design Control,’’ of Appendix B, ‘‘Quality Assurance Criteria for Nuclear Power Plants,’’ to 10 CFR part 50, requires that where a test program is used to verify the adequacy of a specific design feature, it should include suitable qualification testing of a prototype unit under the most severe DBE. This regulatory guide describes a method that the NRC considers acceptable for use in implementing specific parts of the agency’s regulations for qualification of safety-related battery chargers and inverters for nuclear power plants. II. Further Information The NRC is soliciting comments on Draft Regulatory Guide DG–1148. Comments may be accompanied by relevant information or supporting data, and should mention DG–1148 in the subject line. Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be made available to the public in their entirety through the NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS). Personal information will not be removed from your comments. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: 1. Mail comments to: Rulemaking, Directives, and Editing Branch, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. 2. E-mail comments to: NRCREP@nrc.gov. You may also submit comments via the NRC’s rulemaking Web site at http://ruleforum.llnl.gov. Address questions about our rulemaking Web site to Carol A. Gallagher (301) 415–5905; e-mail CAG@nrc.gov. 3. Hand-deliver comments to: Rulemaking, Directives, and Editing 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. 4. Fax comments to: Rulemaking, Directives, and Editing Branch, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission at (301) 415–5144. Requests for technical information about Draft Regulatory Guide DG–1148 may be directed to NRC Senior Program Manager, Satish Aggarwal, at (301) 415– 6005 or e-mail SKA@nrc.gov. Comments would be most helpful if received by October 2, 2007. Comments received after that date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41793 the NRC is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. Although a time limit is given, comments and suggestions in connection with items for inclusion in guides currently being developed or improvements in all published guides are encouraged at any time. Electronic copies of Draft Regulatory Guide DG–1148 are available through the NRC’s public Web site under Draft Regulatory Guides in the Regulatory Guides document collection of the NRC’s Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doccollections/. Electronic copies are also available in ADAMS (http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html), under Accession No. ML071440292. 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. Please note that the NRC does not intend to distribute printed copies of Draft Regulatory Guide DG–1148, unless specifically requested on an individual basis with adequate justification. Such 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 3 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 25 day of July, 2007. For The Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Andrea Valentin, Chief, Regulatory Guide Branch, Division of Fuel, Engineering and Radiological Research, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. [FR Doc. E7–14717 Filed 7–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION


Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: NRC Senior Program Manager, Satish 
Aggarwal, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001, Telephone: (301) 415-6005 or e-mail SKA@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued for public 
comment a draft 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.
    The draft regulatory guide, entitled ``Qualification of Safety-
Related Battery Chargers & Inverters for Nuclear Power Plants,'' is 
temporarily identified by its task number, DG-1148, which should be 
mentioned in all related correspondence.
    The Commission's regulations in Title 10, Part 50, of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (10 CFR part 50), ``Domestic Licensing of 
Production and Utilization Facilities,'' require that structures, 
systems, and components that are important to safety in a nuclear power 
plant must be designed to accommodate the effects of environmental 
conditions [i.e., remain functional under postulated design-basis 
events (DBEs)]. Toward that end, the general requirements are contained 
in General Design Criteria 1, 2, 4, and 23 of Appendix A, ``General 
Design Criteria for Nuclear Power Plants,'' to 10 CFR part 50. 
Augmenting those general requirements, the specific requirements 
pertaining to qualification of certain electrical equipment important 
to safety are contained in 10 CFR 50.49, ``Environmental Qualification 
of Electric Equipment Important to Safety for Nuclear Power Plants.'' 
In addition, Criterion III, ``Design Control,'' of Appendix B, 
``Quality Assurance Criteria for Nuclear Power Plants,'' to 10 CFR part 
50, requires that where a test program is used to verify the adequacy 
of a specific design feature, it should include suitable qualification 
testing of a prototype unit under the most severe DBE.
    This regulatory guide describes a method that the NRC considers 
acceptable for use in implementing specific parts of the agency's 
regulations for qualification of safety-related battery chargers and 
inverters for nuclear power plants.

II. Further Information

    The NRC is soliciting comments on Draft Regulatory Guide DG-1148. 
Comments may be accompanied by relevant information or supporting data, 
and should mention DG-1148 in the subject line. Comments submitted in 
writing or in electronic form will be made available to the public in 
their entirety through the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and 
Management System (ADAMS). Personal information will not be removed 
from your comments. You may submit comments by any of the following 
methods:
    1. Mail comments to: Rulemaking, Directives, and Editing Branch, 
Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    2. E-mail comments to: NRCREP@nrc.gov. You may also submit comments 
via the NRC's rulemaking Web site at http://ruleforum.llnl.gov. Address 
questions about our rulemaking Web site to Carol A. Gallagher (301) 
415-5905; e-mail CAG@nrc.gov.
    3. Hand-deliver comments to: Rulemaking, Directives, and Editing 
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.
    4. Fax comments to: Rulemaking, Directives, and Editing Branch, 
Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission at (301) 
415-5144.
    Requests for technical information about Draft Regulatory Guide DG-
1148 may be directed to NRC Senior Program Manager, Satish Aggarwal, at 
(301) 415-6005 or e-mail SKA@nrc.gov.
    Comments would be most helpful if received by October 2, 2007. 
Comments received after that date will be considered if it is practical 
to do so, but the NRC is able to ensure consideration only for comments 
received on or before this date. Although a time limit is given, 
comments and suggestions in connection with items for inclusion in 
guides currently being developed or improvements in all published 
guides are encouraged at any time.
    Electronic copies of Draft Regulatory Guide DG-1148 are available 
through the NRC's public Web site under Draft Regulatory Guides in the 
Regulatory Guides document collection of the NRC's Electronic Reading 
Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/. Electronic 
copies are also available in ADAMS (http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/
adams.html), under Accession No. ML071440292.
    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.
    Please note that the NRC does not intend to distribute printed 
copies of Draft Regulatory Guide DG-1148, unless specifically requested 
on an individual basis with adequate justification. Such 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 3 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 25 day of July, 2007.

    For The Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Andrea Valentin,
 Chief, Regulatory Guide Branch, Division of Fuel, Engineering and 
Radiological Research, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
 [FR Doc. E7-14717 Filed 7-30-07; 8:45 am]
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