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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 25, 2008 / Notices study conducted by PNNL for the NRC, entitled ‘‘Environmental Effects of Extending Fuel Burnup Above 60 GWD/ MTU’’ (NUREG/CR–6073, PNL–13257, January 2001, ADAMS Accession No. ML010310298). The details of the staff’s safety evaluation will be provided in the amendment that will be issued as part of the letter to the licensee approving the amendment. Environmental Impacts of the Alternatives to the Proposed Action As an alternative to the proposed action, the staff considered denial of the proposed action (i.e., the ‘‘no-action’’ alternative). Denial of the application would result in no change in current environmental impacts. The environmental impacts of the proposed action and the alternative action are similar. Alternative Use of Resources The action does not involve the use of any different resources than those previously considered in the Final Environmental Statement for Kewaunee Power Station, dated December 1972. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Agencies and Persons Consulted In accordance with its stated policy, on June 12, 2008, the staff consulted with the Wisconsin State official, Mr. Jeff Kitsembel, of the Public Service Commission, regarding the environmental impact of the proposed action. The State official had no comments. Finding of No Significant Impact On the basis of the environmental assessment, the NRC concludes that the proposed action will not have a significant effect on the quality of the human environment. Accordingly, the NRC has determined not to prepare an environmental impact statement for the proposed action. For further details with respect to the proposed action, see the licensee’s letter dated July 2, 2007 (ADAMS Accession No. ML071860075). Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, Public File Area O1 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available records will be accessible electronically from the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at the NRC Web site, http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS should contact the NRC PDR VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:04 Jun 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 Reference staff by telephone at 1–800– 397–4209 or 301–415–4737, or send an e-mail to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this day of June 2008. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Justin C. Poole, Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch 3– 1, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E8–14315 Filed 6–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Notice of Issuance of Regulatory Guide Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of Issuance and Availability of Regulatory Guide 6.4, Revision 3. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Orr, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, telephone (301) 415– 6373 or e-mail to Mark.Orr@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a revision to an existing guide in the agency’s ‘‘Regulatory Guide’’ series. This series was developed to describe and make available to the public information such as methods that are acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing specific parts of the agency’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 3 of Regulatory Guide 6.4, ‘‘Verification of Containment Properties of Sealed Radioactive Sources,’’ was issued with a temporary identification as Draft Regulatory Guide DG–6005. This guide directs the reader to the type of information acceptable to the NRC staff to evaluate and verify the containment properties of sealed radioactive sources. The NRC licenses the manufacture and distribution of devices containing radioactive byproduct material under Title 10, Part 32, ‘‘Specific Domestic Licenses to Manufacture or Transfer Certain Items Containing Byproduct Material,’’ of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 32). The regulations require, in part, that each application for a specific PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36135 license to distribute devices containing byproduct material include information on procedures for prototype tests and the results of such tests to demonstrate that the source or device will maintain its integrity during the most severe conditions that are likely to be encountered under normal or accidental conditions of handling, storage, use, and disposal of the sealed radioactive source. This regulatory guide endorses the methods and procedures for evaluation and verification of the containment properties of sealed radioactive sources contained in the current revision of NUREG–1556, Volume 3, ‘‘Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses: Applications for Sealed Source and Device Evaluation and Registration’’ as a process that has been found acceptable to the NRC staff for meeting the regulatory requirements. Since the publication of Revision 2 of Regulatory Guide 6.4 in August 1980, the NRC has revised the requirements for byproduct material containments in 10 CFR Part 32 to implement a risk-informed, performance-based approach to regulation. NUREG–1556 incorporates this revised approach. II. Further Information In January 2008, DG–6005 was published with a public comment period of 60 days from the issuance of the guide. No comments were received and the public comment period closed on April 18, 2008. Electronic copies of Regulatory Guide 6.4, Revision 3 are available through the NRC’s public Web site under ‘‘Regulatory Guides’’ at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doccollections/. In addition, regulatory guides are available for inspection at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR), which is located at Room O–1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852–2738. 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) 397–4209, by fax at (301) 415–3548, and by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and NRC approval is not required to reproduce them. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 18th day of June 2008. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Stephen C. O’Connor, Acting Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. [FR Doc. 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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION


Notice of Issuance of Regulatory Guide

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Issuance and Availability of Regulatory Guide 6.4, 
Revision 3.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Orr, Regulatory Guide Development 
Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, 
telephone (301) 415-6373 or e-mail to Mark.Orr@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a revision 
to an existing guide in the agency's ``Regulatory Guide'' series. This 
series was developed to describe and make available to the public 
information such as methods that are acceptable to the NRC staff for 
implementing specific parts of the agency'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 3 of Regulatory Guide 6.4, ``Verification of Containment 
Properties of Sealed Radioactive Sources,'' was issued with a temporary 
identification as Draft Regulatory Guide DG-6005. This guide directs 
the reader to the type of information acceptable to the NRC staff to 
evaluate and verify the containment properties of sealed radioactive 
sources. The NRC licenses the manufacture and distribution of devices 
containing radioactive byproduct material under Title 10, Part 32, 
``Specific Domestic Licenses to Manufacture or Transfer Certain Items 
Containing Byproduct Material,'' of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 
CFR Part 32). The regulations require, in part, that each application 
for a specific license to distribute devices containing byproduct 
material include information on procedures for prototype tests and the 
results of such tests to demonstrate that the source or device will 
maintain its integrity during the most severe conditions that are 
likely to be encountered under normal or accidental conditions of 
handling, storage, use, and disposal of the sealed radioactive source.
    This regulatory guide endorses the methods and procedures for 
evaluation and verification of the containment properties of sealed 
radioactive sources contained in the current revision of NUREG-1556, 
Volume 3, ``Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses: 
Applications for Sealed Source and Device Evaluation and Registration'' 
as a process that has been found acceptable to the NRC staff for 
meeting the regulatory requirements. Since the publication of Revision 
2 of Regulatory Guide 6.4 in August 1980, the NRC has revised the 
requirements for byproduct material containments in 10 CFR Part 32 to 
implement a risk-informed, performance-based approach to regulation. 
NUREG-1556 incorporates this revised approach.

II. Further Information

    In January 2008, DG-6005 was published with a public comment period 
of 60 days from the issuance of the guide. No comments were received 
and the public comment period closed on April 18, 2008. Electronic 
copies of Regulatory Guide 6.4, Revision 3 are available through the 
NRC's public Web site under ``Regulatory Guides'' at http://
www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/.
    In addition, regulatory guides are available for inspection at the 
NRC's Public Document Room (PDR), which is located at Room O-1F21, One 
White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852-
2738. 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) 397-4209, by fax at (301) 415-3548, and by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov.
    Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and NRC approval is not 
required to reproduce them.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 18th day of June 2008.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Stephen C. O'Connor,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of 
Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
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