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Download as PDF 38987 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 149 Wednesday, August 5, 2009 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION 10 CFR Part 50 RIN 3150–AI53 [NRC–2008–0663] Industry Codes and Standards; Amended Requirements srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with PROPOSALS AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The NRC is proposing to amend its regulation governing vessel head inspection requirements. This amendment would revise the upper range of the percentage of axial flaws permitted in a specimen set used in the qualification of nondestructive examination systems (procedures, personnel and equipment), for the performance of inservice inspection (ISI) of pressurized water reactor (PWR) upper reactor vessel head penetrations. This amendment is being proposed as a result of the withdrawal of a stakeholder’s recommendation necessitated by a typographical error in the original recommendation with respect to the maximum percentage of flaws that should be oriented axially. DATES: The comment period for this proposed rule ends on September 4, 2009. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC is able to ensure only that comments received on or before this date will be considered. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any one of the following methods. Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be made available for public inspection. Because your comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information, the NRC cautions you against including any information that you do not want to be publicly disclosed. Federal eRulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for documents filed under Docket ID NRC–2008–0663. Address questions VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:25 Aug 04, 2009 Jkt 217001 about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher 301–492–3668; e-mail Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. Mail comments to: Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, ATTN: Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff. E-mail comments to: Rulemaking.Comments@nrc.gov. If you do not receive a reply e-mail confirming that we have received your comments, contact us directly at 301–415–1677. You can access publicly available documents related to this document using the following methods: NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR): The public may examine and have copied for a fee. Publicly available documents related to this rulemaking, including comments, may be viewed electronically on the public computers located at the NRC’ s PDR, Public File Area O1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The PDR reproduction contractor will copy documents for a fee. NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC after November 1, 1999, are available electronically at the NRC’s Electronic Reading Room at http: //www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this site, the public can gain entry into ADAMS, which provides text and image files of NRC’s public documents. If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing the documents in ADAMS, contact the PDR Reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301– 415–4737 or by e-mail to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Manash K. Bagchi, Project Manager, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, telephone 301–415–2905, e-mail manash.bagchi@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: See the information provided in the direct final rule of the same title, which is found in the Rules and Regulations section of this Federal Register Notice. Because the NRC considers this rule to be noncontroversial, the agency is publishing this proposed rule concurrently as a direct final rule. The direct final rule will become effective on October 19, 2009. However, if the NRC receives significant adverse comments on the PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 direct final rule by September 4, 2009, then the NRC will publish a document that withdraws the direct final rule. If the direct final rule is withdrawn, the NRC will address the comments received in response to proposed revisions in a subsequent final rule. Absent significant modifications to the proposed revisions requiring publication, the NRC will not initiate a second comment period for this action in the event the direct final rule is withdrawn. Lists of Subjects in 10 CFR Part 50 Antitrust, Classified information, Criminal penalties, Fire protection, Incorporation by Reference, Intergovernmental relations, Nuclear power plants and reactors, Radiation protection, Reactor siting criteria, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. For the reasons set forth in the preamble and under the authority of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended; the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, as amended; and 5 U.S.C. 553; the NRC proposes to adopt the following amendments to 10 CFR Part 50. PART 50—DOMESTIC LICENSING OF PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION FACILITIES 1. The authority citation for Part 50 continues to read as follows: Authority: Secs. 102, 103, 104, 105, 161, 182, 183, 186, 189, 68 Stat. 936, 937, 938, 948, 953, 954, 955, 956, as amended, sec. 234, 83 Stat. 444, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2132, 2133, 2134, 2135, 2201, 2232, 2233, 2236, 2239, 2282); secs. 201, as amended, 202, 206, 88 Stat. 1242, as amended, 1244, 1246 (42 U.S.C. 5841, 5842, 5846); sec. 1704, 112 Stat. 2750 (44 U.S.C. 3504 note); Energy Policy Act of 2005, Public Law 109–58, 119 Stat. 194 (2005). Section 50.7 also issued under Public Law 95–601, sec. 10, 92 Stat. 2951 as amended by Public Law 102–486, Sec. 2902, 106 Stat. 3123 (42 U.S.C. 5841). Section 50.10 also issued under secs. 101, 185, 68 Stat. 955, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2131, 2235); sec. 102, Public Law 91–190, 83 Stat. 853 (42 U.S.C. 4332). Sections 50.13, 50.54(dd), and 50.103 also issued under sec. 108, 68 Stat. 939, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2138). Sections 50.23, 50.35, 50.55, and 50.56 also issued under sec. 185, 68 Stat. 955 (42 U.S.C. 2235). Sections 50.33a, 50.55a and Appendix Q also issued under sec. 102, Public Law 91–190, 83 Stat. 853 (42 U.S.C. 4332). Sections 50.34 and 50.54 also issued under sec. 204, 88 Stat. 1245 (42 U.S.C. 5844). Sections 50.58, 50.91, E:\FR\FM\05AUP1.SGM 05AUP1 38988 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 149 / Wednesday, August 5, 2009 / Proposed Rules and 50.92 also issued under Public Law 97– 415, 96 Stat. 2073 (42 U.S.C. 2239). Section 50.78 also issued under sec. 122, 68 Stat. 939 (42 U.S.C. 2152). Sections 50.80—50.81 also issued under sec. 184, 68 Stat. 954, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2234). Appendix F also issued under sec. 187, 68 Stat. 955 (42 U.S.C. 2237). 2. In § 50.55a, paragraph (g)(6)(ii)(D)(4)(ii) is revised to read as follows: § 50.55a Codes and Standards * * * * * (g) * * * (6) * * * (ii) * * * (D) * * * (4) * * * (ii) The specimen set must have a minimum of ten (10) flaws which provide an acoustic response similar to PWSCC indications. All flaws must be greater than 10 percent of the nominal pipe wall thickness. A minimum of 20 percent of the total flaws must initiate from the inside surface and 20 percent from the outside surface. At least 20 percent of the flaws must be in the depth ranges of 10–30 percent through wall thickness and at least 20 percent within depth range of 31–50 percent through wall thickness. At least 20 percent and no more that 60 percent of the flaws must be oriented axially. * * * * * Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 24th day of July 2009. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Bruce S. Mallett, Acting Executive Director for Operations. [FR Doc. E9–18549 Filed 8–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2007–29087; Directorate Identifier 2007–NM–094–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with PROPOSALS Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800 and –900 Series Airplanes AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM); reopening of comment period. SUMMARY: We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800 and –900 series airplanes. VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:25 Aug 04, 2009 Jkt 217001 The original NPRM would have required repetitive lubrication of the left and right main landing gear (MLG) forward trunnion pins; and an inspection for discrepancies of the transition radius, lead-in chamfer, and cross bolt bore of the MLG forward trunnion pins, and repair or replacement if necessary. Doing the applicable inspections and repairs/ replacements, or overhauling the trunnion pins as proposed in the original NPRM, would end the repetitive lubrication requirements of this proposed AD. The original NPRM resulted from a report that the protective finishes on the forward trunnion pins for the left and right MLG might have been damaged during final assembly. This action revises the original NPRM by changing the inspection of the trunnion pins to allow inspection insitu. If a certain repair is done, this action would require repetitive inspections for discrepancies of the transition radius. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent cracking of the forward trunnion pin, which could result in fracture of the pin and consequent collapse of the MLG. DATES: We must receive comments on this supplemental NPRM by August 31, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, P.O. Box 3707, MC 2H–65, Seattle, Washington 98124– 2207; telephone 206–544–5000, extension 1, fax 206–766–5680; e-mail me.boecom@boeing.com; Internet https://www.myboeingfleet.com. You may review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227– 1221 or 425–227–1152. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (telephone 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Marsh, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Branch, ANM–120S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; telephone (425) 917–6440; fax (425) 917–6590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2007–29087; Directorate Identifier 2007–NM–094–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed AD because of those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this proposed AD. Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) (the ‘‘original NPRM’’) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an airworthiness directive (AD) that would apply to certain Boeing Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800 and –900 series airplanes. That original NPRM was published in the Federal Register on August 31, 2007 (72 FR 50292). That original NPRM proposed to require repetitive lubrication of the left and right main landing gear (MLG) forward trunnion pins; and an inspection for discrepancies of the transition radius, lead-in chamfer, and cross bolt bore of the MLG forward trunnion pins, and repair or replacement if necessary. The NPRM specified that the applicable inspections E:\FR\FM\05AUP1.SGM 05AUP1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 149 (Wednesday, August 5, 2009)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 38987-38988]
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[FR Doc No: E9-18549]


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Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 149 / Wednesday, August 5, 2009 / 
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

10 CFR Part 50

RIN 3150-AI53
[NRC-2008-0663]


Industry Codes and Standards; Amended Requirements

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: The NRC is proposing to amend its regulation governing vessel 
head inspection requirements. This amendment would revise the upper 
range of the percentage of axial flaws permitted in a specimen set used 
in the qualification of nondestructive examination systems (procedures, 
personnel and equipment), for the performance of inservice inspection 
(ISI) of pressurized water reactor (PWR) upper reactor vessel head 
penetrations. This amendment is being proposed as a result of the 
withdrawal of a stakeholder's recommendation necessitated by a 
typographical error in the original recommendation with respect to the 
maximum percentage of flaws that should be oriented axially.

DATES: The comment period for this proposed rule ends on September 4, 
2009. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is 
practical to do so, but the NRC is able to ensure only that comments 
received on or before this date will be considered.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any one of the following methods. 
Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be made 
available for public inspection. Because your comments will not be 
edited to remove any identifying or contact information, the NRC 
cautions you against including any information that you do not want to 
be publicly disclosed.
    Federal eRulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and 
search for documents filed under Docket ID NRC-2008-0663. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher 301-492-3668; e-mail 
Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov.
    Mail comments to: Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001, ATTN: Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff.
    E-mail comments to: Rulemaking.Comments@nrc.gov. If you do not 
receive a reply e-mail confirming that we have received your comments, 
contact us directly at 301-415-1677. You can access publicly available 
documents related to this document using the following methods:
    NRC's Public Document Room (PDR): The public may examine and have 
copied for a fee. Publicly available documents related to this 
rulemaking, including comments, may be viewed electronically on the 
public computers located at the NRC' s PDR, Public File Area O1 F21, 
One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. 
The PDR reproduction contractor will copy documents for a fee.
    NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): 
Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC after 
November 1, 1999, are available electronically at the NRC's Electronic 
Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this 
site, the public can gain entry into ADAMS, which provides text and 
image files of NRC's public documents. If you do not have access to 
ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing the documents in ADAMS, 
contact the PDR Reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737 or by 
e-mail to pdr.resource@nrc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Manash K. Bagchi, Project Manager, 
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone 301-415-2905, e-mail 
manash.bagchi@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: See the information provided in the direct 
final rule of the same title, which is found in the Rules and 
Regulations section of this Federal Register Notice. Because the NRC 
considers this rule to be non-controversial, the agency is publishing 
this proposed rule concurrently as a direct final rule. The direct 
final rule will become effective on October 19, 2009. However, if the 
NRC receives significant adverse comments on the direct final rule by 
September 4, 2009, then the NRC will publish a document that withdraws 
the direct final rule. If the direct final rule is withdrawn, the NRC 
will address the comments received in response to proposed revisions in 
a subsequent final rule. Absent significant modifications to the 
proposed revisions requiring publication, the NRC will not initiate a 
second comment period for this action in the event the direct final 
rule is withdrawn.

Lists of Subjects in 10 CFR Part 50

    Antitrust, Classified information, Criminal penalties, Fire 
protection, Incorporation by Reference, Intergovernmental relations, 
Nuclear power plants and reactors, Radiation protection, Reactor siting 
criteria, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    For the reasons set forth in the preamble and under the authority 
of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended; the Energy Reorganization 
Act of 1974, as amended; and 5 U.S.C. 553; the NRC proposes to adopt 
the following amendments to 10 CFR Part 50.

PART 50--DOMESTIC LICENSING OF PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION 
FACILITIES

    1. The authority citation for Part 50 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  Secs. 102, 103, 104, 105, 161, 182, 183, 186, 189, 
68 Stat. 936, 937, 938, 948, 953, 954, 955, 956, as amended, sec. 
234, 83 Stat. 444, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2132, 2133, 2134, 2135, 
2201, 2232, 2233, 2236, 2239, 2282); secs. 201, as amended, 202, 
206, 88 Stat. 1242, as amended, 1244, 1246 (42 U.S.C. 5841, 5842, 
5846); sec. 1704, 112 Stat. 2750 (44 U.S.C. 3504 note); Energy 
Policy Act of 2005, Public Law 109-58, 119 Stat. 194 (2005).
    Section 50.7 also issued under Public Law 95-601, sec. 10, 92 
Stat. 2951 as amended by Public Law 102-486, Sec. 2902, 106 Stat. 
3123 (42 U.S.C. 5841). Section 50.10 also issued under secs. 101, 
185, 68 Stat. 955, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2131, 2235); sec. 102, 
Public Law 91-190, 83 Stat. 853 (42 U.S.C. 4332). Sections 50.13, 
50.54(dd), and 50.103 also issued under sec. 108, 68 Stat. 939, as 
amended (42 U.S.C. 2138). Sections 50.23, 50.35, 50.55, and 50.56 
also issued under sec. 185, 68 Stat. 955 (42 U.S.C. 2235). Sections 
50.33a, 50.55a and Appendix Q also issued under sec. 102, Public Law 
91-190, 83 Stat. 853 (42 U.S.C. 4332). Sections 50.34 and 50.54 also 
issued under sec. 204, 88 Stat. 1245 (42 U.S.C. 5844). Sections 
50.58, 50.91,

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and 50.92 also issued under Public Law 97-415, 96 Stat. 2073 (42 
U.S.C. 2239). Section 50.78 also issued under sec. 122, 68 Stat. 939 
(42 U.S.C. 2152). Sections 50.80--50.81 also issued under sec. 184, 
68 Stat. 954, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2234). Appendix F also issued 
under sec. 187, 68 Stat. 955 (42 U.S.C. 2237).

    2. In Sec.  50.55a, paragraph (g)(6)(ii)(D)(4)(ii) is revised to 
read as follows:


Sec.  50.55a  Codes and Standards

* * * * *
    (g) * * *
    (6) * * *
    (ii) * * *
    (D) * * *
    (4) * * *
    (ii) The specimen set must have a minimum of ten (10) flaws which 
provide an acoustic response similar to PWSCC indications. All flaws 
must be greater than 10 percent of the nominal pipe wall thickness. A 
minimum of 20 percent of the total flaws must initiate from the inside 
surface and 20 percent from the outside surface. At least 20 percent of 
the flaws must be in the depth ranges of 10-30 percent through wall 
thickness and at least 20 percent within depth range of 31-50 percent 
through wall thickness. At least 20 percent and no more that 60 percent 
of the flaws must be oriented axially.
* * * * *

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 24th day of July 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission,
Bruce S. Mallett,
Acting Executive Director for Operations.
[FR Doc. E9-18549 Filed 8-4-09; 8:45 am]
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