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Download as PDF 18262 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 63 / Friday, April 1, 2011 / Notices For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Jessie Quichocho, Chief, Research and Test Reactors Licensing Branch, Division of Policy and Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2011–7720 Filed 3–31–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2009–0277] Notice of issuance of Regulatory Guide Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of Issuance and Availability of Regulatory Guide 1.44, Revision 1, ‘‘Control of the Processing and Use of Stainless Steel.’’ AGENCY: Gary L. Stevens, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, telephone (301) 251–7569 or e-mail Gary.Stevens@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 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 1 of Regulatory Guide 1.44, ‘‘Control of the Processing and Use of Stainless Steel,’’ was issued with a temporary identification as Draft Regulatory Guide, DG–1224. This guide describes methods that the staff of the NRC considers acceptable for implementing requirements about control of the application and processing of stainless steel to avoid severe sensitization that could lead to stress-corrosion cracking. This guide applies to light-water-cooled reactors. II. Further Information In June 2009, DG–1224 was published with a public comment period of 60 days from the issuance of the guide. The public comment period was extended until October 1, 2009. The staff’s responses to the comments received are located in the NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) under Accession No. VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:09 Mar 31, 2011 Jkt 223001 ML101680258. Electronic copies of Regulatory Guide 1.44, Revision 1 are available through the NRC’s public Web site under ‘‘Regulatory Guides’’ at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doccollections/. The regulatory analysis may be found under ADAMS Accession No. ML101680238. In addition, regulatory guides are available for inspection at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) 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.resource@nrc.gov. Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and NRC approval is not required to reproduce them. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 24th day of March 2011. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Thomas H. Boyce, Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. [FR Doc. 2011–7721 Filed 3–31–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT January 2011 Pay Schedules U.S. Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The President has signed an Executive order stating that certain civilian employee pay schedules are not adjusted in 2011 and remain at 2010 levels. This notice serves as documentation for the public record. 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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2009-0277]


Notice of issuance of Regulatory Guide

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Issuance and Availability of Regulatory Guide 1.44, 
Revision 1, ``Control of the Processing and Use of Stainless Steel.''

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary L. Stevens, Office of Nuclear 
Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001, telephone (301) 251-7569 or e-mail Gary.Stevens@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 1 of Regulatory Guide 1.44, ``Control of the Processing 
and Use of Stainless Steel,'' was issued with a temporary 
identification as Draft Regulatory Guide, DG-1224. This guide describes 
methods that the staff of the NRC considers acceptable for implementing 
requirements about control of the application and processing of 
stainless steel to avoid severe sensitization that could lead to 
stress-corrosion cracking. This guide applies to light-water-cooled 
reactors.

II. Further Information

    In June 2009, DG-1224 was published with a public comment period of 
60 days from the issuance of the guide. The public comment period was 
extended until October 1, 2009. The staff's responses to the comments 
received are located in the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and 
Management System (ADAMS) under Accession No. ML101680258. Electronic 
copies of Regulatory Guide 1.44, Revision 1 are available through the 
NRC's public Web site under ``Regulatory Guides'' at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/. The regulatory analysis may be 
found under ADAMS Accession No. ML101680238.
    In addition, regulatory guides are available for inspection at the 
NRC's Public Document Room (PDR) 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.resource@nrc.gov.
    Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and NRC approval is not 
required to reproduce them.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 24th day of March 2011.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Thomas H. Boyce,
Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of Engineering, 
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 2011-7721 Filed 3-31-11; 8:45 am]
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