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This series was 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 (DG), titled, ‘‘Environmental Monitoring for Nuclear Power Plants,’’ is temporarily identified by its task number, DG–4013, which should be mentioned in all related correspondence. DG–4013, which is proposed Revision 2 of Regulatory Guide 4.1, describes a method that the staff of the NRC considers acceptable for use in establishing and conducting baseline environmental monitoring at nuclear power plants. To meet this objective, the PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66685 guide describes programs for preoperational and operational environmental monitoring, including both onsite and offsite environmental monitoring. The guide also describes how information obtained in the environmental monitoring program can be used to document information on residual radioactivity that may be useful during decommissioning. The regulatory framework that the NRC has established as the basis for the radiological environmental monitoring program (REMP) appears in section IV.B of Appendix I, ‘‘Numerical Guides for Design Objectives and Limiting Conditions for Operation to Meet the Criterion ‘As Low As Is Reasonably Achievable’ for Radioactive Material in Light-Water-Cooled Nuclear Power Reactor Effluents,’’ to Title 10, Part 50, ‘‘Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities,’’ of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 50); and in 10 CFR 20.1302, ‘‘Compliance with Dose Limits for Individual Members of the Public’’ (10 CFR 20). These regulations require the establishment of an appropriate surveillance and monitoring program to obtain data on measurable levels of radiation and radioactive materials in the environment and to perform surveys in the unrestricted and controlled areas. The data on measurable levels of radiation and radioactive materials in the environment are used to evaluate the relationship between quantities of radioactive materials released in effluents and resultant radiation dose to individuals from principal pathways of exposure. This regulatory guide also provides methods of evaluating the relationship between effluents released and environmental monitoring results. II. Further Information The NRC staff is soliciting comments on DG–4013. Comments may be accompanied by relevant information or supporting data, and should mention DG–4013 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. 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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 DG–4013 are available through the NRC’s public Web site under Draft Regulatory Guides in the ‘‘Regulatory Guides’’ 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. ML080660608. 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. 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ACTION: Notice of Issuance and Availability of Regulatory Guide (RG) 3.11, Revision 3, and the withdrawal of Revision 1 of RG 3.11.1. 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 and the withdrawal of a regulatory guide. 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 RG 3.11, ‘‘Design, Construction, and Inspection of Embankment Retention Systems at Uranium Recovery Facilities,’’ was issued with a temporary identification as Draft Regulatory Guide, DG–3032. This guide describes some engineering practices and methods generally considered by the NRC staff to be satisfactory for the design, construction, and inspection of embankment retention systems used for retaining liquid and solid wastes from uranium recovery operations. These practices and methods are the result of NRC review and action on a number of specific cases, and they reflect the latest general engineering approaches that are acceptable to the NRC staff. If future information results in alternative methods, the NRC staff will review such methods to determine their acceptability. 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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION


Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Issuance and Availability of Draft Regulatory Guide, 
DG-4013.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Garry, U. S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone: (301) 415-2766 or e-
mail to Steve.Garry@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued for public 
comment a draft regulatory guide in the agency's ``Regulatory Guide'' 
series. This series was 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 (DG), titled, ``Environmental Monitoring 
for Nuclear Power Plants,'' is temporarily identified by its task 
number, DG-4013, which should be mentioned in all related 
correspondence.
    DG-4013, which is proposed Revision 2 of Regulatory Guide 4.1, 
describes a method that the staff of the NRC considers acceptable for 
use in establishing and conducting baseline environmental monitoring at 
nuclear power plants. To meet this objective, the guide describes 
programs for preoperational and operational environmental monitoring, 
including both onsite and offsite environmental monitoring. The guide 
also describes how information obtained in the environmental monitoring 
program can be used to document information on residual radioactivity 
that may be useful during decommissioning.
    The regulatory framework that the NRC has established as the basis 
for the radiological environmental monitoring program (REMP) appears in 
section IV.B of Appendix I, ``Numerical Guides for Design Objectives 
and Limiting Conditions for Operation to Meet the Criterion `As Low As 
Is Reasonably Achievable' for Radioactive Material in Light-Water-
Cooled Nuclear Power Reactor Effluents,'' to Title 10, Part 50, 
``Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities,'' of the 
Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 50); and in 10 CFR 20.1302, 
``Compliance with Dose Limits for Individual Members of the Public'' 
(10 CFR 20). These regulations require the establishment of an 
appropriate surveillance and monitoring program to obtain data on 
measurable levels of radiation and radioactive materials in the 
environment and to perform surveys in the unrestricted and controlled 
areas. The data on measurable levels of radiation and radioactive 
materials in the environment are used to evaluate the relationship 
between quantities of radioactive materials released in effluents and 
resultant radiation dose to individuals from principal pathways of 
exposure. This regulatory guide also provides methods of evaluating the 
relationship between effluents released and environmental monitoring 
results.

II. Further Information

    The NRC staff is soliciting comments on DG-4013. Comments may be 
accompanied by relevant information or supporting data, and should 
mention DG-4013 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.resource@nrc.gov.

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    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 DG-4013 may be directed to 
Steve Garry at (301) 415-2766 or e-mail to Steve.Garry@nrc.gov.
    Comments would be most helpful if received by January 9, 2009. 
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 DG-4013 are available through the NRC's public 
Web site under Draft Regulatory Guides in the ``Regulatory Guides'' 
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. 
ML080660608.
    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.resource@nrc.gov.
    Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and Commission approval is 
not required to reproduce them.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 4th day of November, 2008.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Harriet Karagiannis,
Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of 
Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. E8-26708 Filed 11-7-08; 8:45 am]
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