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Download as PDF Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 59 / Monday, March 28, 2011 / Notices develop solutions of the type under discussion, and researchers who exploit these solutions. The goal is to engage in robust debate of topics generally believed to be true to determine to what extent that claim is warranted. The adversarial nature of these debates is meant to ensure the threat environment is reflected in the discussion in order to elicit innovative research concepts that will have a greater chance of having a sustained positive impact on our cyber security posture. The third topic to be explored in this series is ‘‘Distributed Data Schemes Provide Security.’’ The workshop on this topic will be held in Gaitherburg, MD on May 17, 2011. Assertion: ‘‘Distributed Data Schemes Provide Security’’. Distributed data architectures, such as cloud computing, offer very attractive cost savings and provide new means of large scale analysis and information sharing. There has been much discussion about securing such architectures, and it is generally felt that distribution, and the replication that is usually associated with it, provides some inherent protection; adversaries will have difficulty locating your data in the cloud, and by breaking it up and replicating different segments throughout the platform we send the adversary on a wild goose chase to find and reassemble all the relevant bits. It is also felt that cryptographic mechanisms like bound tags, encryption, and keyed access control can be used to develop distributed platforms with a high level of assurance. There are several applications of distributed architectures that offer nonsensitive peer to peer TV services. Applications are also offered for potentially sensitive uses like document collaboration. 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The purpose of this ISG is to clarify the NRC staff guidance on the design reliability assurance program (RAP). This ISG updates the guidance provided to the staff in Standard Review Plan (SRP), Section 17.4, ‘‘Reliability Assurance Program,’’ of NUREG–0800, ‘‘Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants,’’ March 2007. This ISG revises the NRC staff’s review responsibilities and further clarifies the acceptance criteria and evaluation findings contained in the SRP Section 17.4 in support of the NRC reviews of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 17160 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 59 / Monday, March 28, 2011 / Notices the design certification (DC) and combined license (COL) applications. The NRC staff issues DC/COL–ISGs to facilitate timely implementation of current staff guidance and to facilitate activities associated with NRC review of applications for DCs and COLs. The NRC staff intends to incorporate the final approved DC/COL–ISG–018 into the next revisions of NUREG–0800, SRP Section 17.4 and Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.206, ‘‘Combined License Applications for Nuclear Power Plants (LWR Edition),’’ June 2007. Disposition: On October 30, 2009, the NRC staff issued proposed DC/COL– ISG–018 on ‘‘Reliability Assurance Program,’’ ADAMS Accession No. ML092290791. The staff received only editorial comments which were incorporated. However, the ISG was further discussed at public meetings held at the NRC during 2010. These public meetings primarily focused on the Tier 1 inspections, tests, analyses, and acceptance criteria for the COL RAP during the design stage, which is specified in the ISG. This final issuance incorporates clarifications that resulted from these public meetings. A document comparing the version of the ISG that was issued for public comments and the final version of the ISG can be found under ADAMS Accession No. ML103010361. The NRC maintains ADAMS, which provides text and image files of NRC’s public documents. These documents may be accessed through the NRC’s Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at 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 Public Document Room reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301– 415–4737, or by e-mail at pdr.resource@nrc.gov. ADDRESSES: Mr. Todd A. Hilsmeier, Project Manager, PRA and Severe Accidents Branch, Division of Safety Systems & Risk Assessment, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, 20555– 0001; telephone: 301–415–0525 or email: Todd.Hilsmeier@nrc.gov. Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The agency posts its issued staff guidance in the agency external Web page (http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doccollections/isg/). 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AGENCY: The NRC staff is issuing its Final Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) DC/ COL–ISG–021 titled ‘‘Interim Staff Guidance on the Review of Nuclear Power Plant Designs Using a Gas Turbine Driven Standby Emergency Alternating Current Power System,’’ Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML102510119 for DC/ COL–ISG–021 and ADAMS Accession No. ML102510164 for Attachment 1 to DC/COL–ISG–021. This ISG provides new guidance for applicants submitting a combined license (COL) or design certification (DC) application for new nuclear power reactors under Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 52. In addition, it supplements the guidance provided to the NRC staff in NUREG– 0800, ‘‘Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants,’’ March 2007, Standard Review Plan (SRP), Section 8.3.1 and Sections 9.5.4 through 9.5.8. The NRC staff issues DC/COL–ISGs to facilitate activities associated with NRC review of applications for DCs and COLs. The NRC staff intends to incorporate DC/COL–ISG–021 into the next revision of SRP Section 8.3.1 and Sections 9.5.4 through 9.5.8 and Regulatory Guide 1.206, ‘‘Combined License Applications for Nuclear Power Plants (LWR Edition),’’ June 2007. Disposition: On February 3, 2010, the NRC staff issued proposed DC/COL– ISG–021 on ‘‘Review of Nuclear Power Plant Designs Using a Gas Turbine Driven Standby Emergency Alternating Current Power System,’’ ADAMS Accession No. ML092640035. The NRC staff received comments on the proposed guidance. This final issuance resolves the majority of the comments. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The NRC staff responses to these comments can be found in ADAMS Accession No. ML102510176. ADDRESSES: The NRC maintains ADAMS, which provides text and image files of NRC’s public documents. 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Office of New Reactors; Final Interim Staff Guidance on Standard 
Review Plan, Section 17.4, ``Reliability Assurance Program''

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The NRC staff is issuing its Final Interim Staff Guidance 
(ISG) DC/COL-ISG-018 (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS) Accession No. ML103010113). The purpose of this ISG is to 
clarify the NRC staff guidance on the design reliability assurance 
program (RAP). This ISG updates the guidance provided to the staff in 
Standard Review Plan (SRP), Section 17.4, ``Reliability Assurance 
Program,'' of NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of 
Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants,'' March 2007. This 
ISG revises the NRC staff's review responsibilities and further 
clarifies the acceptance criteria and evaluation findings contained in 
the SRP Section 17.4 in support of the NRC reviews of

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the design certification (DC) and combined license (COL) applications. 
The NRC staff issues DC/COL-ISGs to facilitate timely implementation of 
current staff guidance and to facilitate activities associated with NRC 
review of applications for DCs and COLs. The NRC staff intends to 
incorporate the final approved DC/COL-ISG-018 into the next revisions 
of NUREG-0800, SRP Section 17.4 and Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.206, 
``Combined License Applications for Nuclear Power Plants (LWR 
Edition),'' June 2007.
    Disposition: On October 30, 2009, the NRC staff issued proposed DC/
COL-ISG-018 on ``Reliability Assurance Program,'' ADAMS Accession No. 
ML092290791. The staff received only editorial comments which were 
incorporated. However, the ISG was further discussed at public meetings 
held at the NRC during 2010. These public meetings primarily focused on 
the Tier 1 inspections, tests, analyses, and acceptance criteria for 
the COL RAP during the design stage, which is specified in the ISG. 
This final issuance incorporates clarifications that resulted from 
these public meetings. A document comparing the version of the ISG that 
was issued for public comments and the final version of the ISG can be 
found under ADAMS Accession No. ML103010361.

ADDRESSES: The NRC maintains ADAMS, which provides text and image files 
of NRC's public documents. These documents may be accessed through the 
NRC's Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at 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 Public Document Room reference staff at 1-
800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by e-mail at pdr.resource@nrc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Todd A. Hilsmeier, Project 
Manager, PRA and Severe Accidents Branch, Division of Safety Systems & 
Risk Assessment, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-0525 or e-mail: Todd.Hilsmeier@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The agency posts its issued staff guidance 
in the agency external Web page (http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/isg/).

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 22nd day of March 2011.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission,

William F. Burton,
Chief, Rulemaking and Guidance Development Branch, Division of New 
Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactor.
[FR Doc. 2011-7204 Filed 3-25-11; 8:45 am]
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