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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 82 / Thursday, April 28, 2011 / Notices Affected Public: Individuals or households, businesses or other forprofits and not-for-profits. Respondents: 30,000. Responses: 30,000. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 15,000. Estimated Total Burden Cost (Operating and Maintenance): $3,100. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the ICRs for OMB approval of the information collection; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: April 22, 2011. Joseph S. Piacentini, Director, Office of Policy and Research, Employee Benefits Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–10265 Filed 4–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P National Endowment for the Arts srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Arts Advisory Panel Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. 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Further information with reference to these meetings can be obtained from Ms. Kathy Plowitz-Worden, Office of Guidelines & Panel Operations, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC 20506, or call 202/682–5691. [FR Doc. 2011–10216 Filed 4–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7537–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:01 Apr 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 [NRC–2011–0096] Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of issuance and availability of Draft Regulatory Guide, DG–1197, ‘‘Inservice Inspection of Prestressed Concrete Containment Structures with Grouted Tendons.’’ AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Herman Graves, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, telephone: (301) 251–3307or email to Madhumita.Sircar@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES Dated: April 22, 2011. Kathy Plowitz-Worden, Panel Coordinator, Panel Operations, National Endowment for the Arts. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft 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, ‘‘Inservice Inspection of Prestressed Concrete Containment Structures with Grouted Tendons,’’ is temporarily identified by its task number, DG–1197, which should be mentioned in all related correspondence. DG–1197, proposed Revision 2 of Regulatory Guide 1.90, describes an approach that the staff of the NRC considers acceptable for use in developing an appropriate surveillance program for prestressed concrete containment structures with grouted tendons. The purpose of this guide is to provide recommendations for inservice inspection (ISI) of containments and quality standards that should be maintained when portland cement grout is used for the corrosion protection of prestressing steel. The recommendations described in this draft regulatory guide are an approach acceptable to the NRC staff for satisfying the requirements of General Design Criterion (GDC) 53, ‘‘Provisions for Containment Testing and Inspection,’’ as specified in Appendix A, ‘‘General Design Criteria for Nuclear Power Plants,’’ to Title 10, Part 50, ‘‘Domestic Licensing of Production and PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23845 Utilization Facilities,’’ of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR part 50). Among the specific requirements of GDC 53 are that the containment be designed to permit (1) appropriate periodic inspection of all important areas and (2) an appropriate surveillance program. II. Further Information The NRC staff is soliciting comments on DG–1197. Comments may be accompanied by relevant information or supporting data, and should mention DG–1197 in the subject line. ADDRESSES: Please include Docket ID NRC–2011–0096 in the subject line of your comments. Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be posted on the NRC Web site and on the Federal rulemaking Web site, http:// www.regulations.gov. Because your comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information, the NRC cautions you against including any information in your submission that you do not want to be publicly disclosed. The NRC requests that any party soliciting or aggregating comments received from other persons for submission to the NRC inform those persons that the NRC will not edit their comments to remove any identifying or contact information, and therefore, they should not include any information in their comments that they do not want publicly disclosed. You may submit comments by any one of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web Site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for documents filed under Docket ID NRC–2011–0096. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher, telephone: 301–492–3668; e-mail: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. • Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, Announcements, and Directives Branch (RADB), Office of Administration, Mail Stop: TWB–05– B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. • Fax comments to: RADB at 301– 492–3446. You can access publicly available documents related to this notice using the following methods: • NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR): The public may examine and have copied, for a fee, publicly available documents at the NRC’s PDR, O1–F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are E:\FR\FM\28APN1.SGM 28APN1 23846 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 82 / Thursday, April 28, 2011 / Notices available online in the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html. From this page, the public can gain entry into ADAMS, which provides text and image files of the NRC’s public documents. If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC’s PDR reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by e-mail to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The Regulatory Analysis is available electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML103190466. • Federal Rulemaking Web Site: Public comments and supporting materials related to this notice can be found at http://www.regulations.gov by searching on Docket ID NRC–2011– 0096. Comments would be most helpful if received by June 26, 2011. 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–1197 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. ML081560507. Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and Commission approval is not required to reproduce them. Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 19th day of April, 2011. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Harriet Karagiannis, Acting Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. [FR Doc. 2011–10336 Filed 4–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–338; NRC–2010–0246] Virginia Electric Power Company, LLC, North Anna Power Station, Unit No. 1; Exemption 1.0 Background Virginia Electric Power Company (VEPCO, the licensee) is the holder of VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:01 Apr 27, 2011 Jkt 223001 Facility Operating License No. NPF–4, which authorizes operation of North Anna Power Station (NAPS), Unit No. 1. The license provides, among other things, that the facility is subject to all rules, regulations, and orders of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, the Commission) now or hereafter in effect. The facility consists of a pressurizedwater reactor located in Louisa County, Virginia. 2.0 Request/Action Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), Part 50, Section 50.48(b) requires nuclear power plants licensed before January 1, 1979, to meet 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix R, Section III.O. NAPS Unit No. 1 was licensed on April 1, 1978. Appendix R, Section III.O requires a reactor coolant pump (RCP) oil collection system (OCS) that is capable of collecting lube oil from all potential pressurized and unpressurized leakage sites in the reactor coolant pump lube oil system. The licensee requested an exemption from the requirements to the extent that minor oil misting may not be captured within the OCS. This applies to all three Unit 1 RCPs. In summary, by letter dated April 23, 2010 (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS), Accession No. ML101160376), as supplemented by letters dated May 13, 2010 (ADAMS Accession No. ML101380270), October 11, 2010 (ADAMS Accession No. ML102870109), and November 15, 2010 (ADAMS Accession No. ML103200451), the licensee requested an exemption from 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix R, Section III.O because small amounts of oil from the RCP were misting, were being transported by the ventilation system, and were condensing on the RCP motor stator coolers (hereafter referred to as coolers). The exemption would allow the licensee to install features to collect any oil that accumulates on the coolers instead of preventing the oil mist from escaping the OCS. 3.0 Discussion Pursuant to 10 CFR 50.12, the Commission may, upon application by any interested person or upon its own initiative, grant exemptions from the requirements of 10 CFR Part 50 when (1) the exemptions are authorized by law, will not present an undue risk to public health or safety, and are consistent with the common defense and security; and (2) when special circumstances are present. These circumstances include the special circumstances that application of the regulation is not PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 necessary to achieve the underlying purpose of the rule. Authorized by Law This exemption would allow the licensee to install features to collect any oil that accumulates on the coolers from oil mist condensation instead of preventing the oil mist from escaping the OCS. As stated above, 10 CFR 50.12 allows the NRC to grant exemptions from the requirements of 10 CFR Part 50. The NRC staff has determined that granting of the licensee’s proposed exemption will not result in a violation of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, or the Commission’s regulations. Therefore, the exemption is authorized by law. No Undue Risk to Public Health and Safety The underlying purposes of 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix R, Section III.O is to ensure that failure of the RCP lube oil system will not lead to fire during normal or design basis accident conditions and that there is reasonable assurance that the system will withstand the Safe Shutdown Earthquake. The regulation intends licensees to accomplish this by extending the concept of defense-indepth to fire protection in fire areas important to safety, with the following objectives: (1) To prevent fires from starting; (2) To rapidly detect, control, and extinguish promptly those fires that do occur; (3) To provide protection for structures, systems, and components important to safety so that a fire that is not promptly extinguished by the fire suppression activities will not prevent the safe shutdown (SSD) of the plant. In their request, as supplemented, the licensee described elements of their fire protection program that provide their justification that the concept of defensein-depth that is in place in the affected important to safety fire area (FA), FA 1– 1, is consistent with that required by the regulation. The licensee states in their request, as supplemented, that the modification to install oil collection trays on the coolers with piping connected to the RCP OCS is scheduled to be installed during the next Unit 1 refueling outage. Operating experience based on a similar design for Unit 2 has indicated that the oil mist primarily condenses on the coolers and the oil collection tray collects oil dripping from the coolers. This will reduce the potential for significant quantities of oil pooling to occur outside the OCS. The remaining oil sheen that may develop due to misting does not present a safety E:\FR\FM\28APN1.SGM 28APN1

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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2011-0096]


Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of issuance and availability of Draft Regulatory Guide, 
DG-1197, ``Inservice Inspection of Prestressed Concrete Containment 
Structures with Grouted Tendons.''

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Herman Graves, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone: (301) 251-3307or e-
mail to Madhumita.Sircar@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public 
comment a draft 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, ``Inservice Inspection of 
Prestressed Concrete Containment Structures with Grouted Tendons,'' is 
temporarily identified by its task number, DG-1197, which should be 
mentioned in all related correspondence.
    DG-1197, proposed Revision 2 of Regulatory Guide 1.90, describes an 
approach that the staff of the NRC considers acceptable for use in 
developing an appropriate surveillance program for prestressed concrete 
containment structures with grouted tendons. The purpose of this guide 
is to provide recommendations for inservice inspection (ISI) of 
containments and quality standards that should be maintained when 
portland cement grout is used for the corrosion protection of 
prestressing steel.
    The recommendations described in this draft regulatory guide are an 
approach acceptable to the NRC staff for satisfying the requirements of 
General Design Criterion (GDC) 53, ``Provisions for Containment Testing 
and Inspection,'' as specified in Appendix A, ``General Design Criteria 
for Nuclear Power Plants,'' to Title 10, Part 50, ``Domestic Licensing 
of Production and Utilization Facilities,'' of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (10 CFR part 50). Among the specific requirements of GDC 53 
are that the containment be designed to permit (1) appropriate periodic 
inspection of all important areas and (2) an appropriate surveillance 
program.

II. Further Information

    The NRC staff is soliciting comments on DG-1197. Comments may be 
accompanied by relevant information or supporting data, and should 
mention DG-1197 in the subject line.

ADDRESSES: Please include Docket ID NRC-2011-0096 in the subject line 
of your comments. Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form 
will be posted on the NRC Web site and on the Federal rulemaking Web 
site, http://www.regulations.gov. Because your comments will not be 
edited to remove any identifying or contact information, the NRC 
cautions you against including any information in your submission that 
you do not want to be publicly disclosed.
    The NRC requests that any party soliciting or aggregating comments 
received from other persons for submission to the NRC inform those 
persons that the NRC will not edit their comments to remove any 
identifying or contact information, and therefore, they should not 
include any information in their comments that they do not want 
publicly disclosed. You may submit comments by any one of the following 
methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web Site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for documents filed under Docket ID NRC-
2011-0096. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher, 
telephone: 301-492-3668; e-mail: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov.
     Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, 
Announcements, and Directives Branch (RADB), Office of Administration, 
Mail Stop: TWB-05-B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC 20555-0001.
     Fax comments to: RADB at 301-492-3446.
    You can access publicly available documents related to this notice 
using the following methods:
     NRC's Public Document Room (PDR): The public may examine 
and have copied, for a fee, publicly available documents at the NRC's 
PDR, O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, 
Maryland 20852.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC 
are

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available online in the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this page, the public can gain entry into ADAMS, which 
provides text and image files of the NRC's public documents. If you do 
not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing the 
documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC's PDR reference staff at 1-
800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by e-mail to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The 
Regulatory Analysis is available electronically under ADAMS Accession 
Number ML103190466.
     Federal Rulemaking Web Site: Public comments and 
supporting materials related to this notice can be found at http://www.regulations.gov by searching on Docket ID NRC-2011-0096.
    Comments would be most helpful if received by June 26, 2011. 
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-1197 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. 
ML081560507.
    Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and Commission approval is 
not required to reproduce them.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 19th day of April, 2011.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Harriet Karagiannis,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of 
Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 2011-10336 Filed 4-27-11; 8:45 am]
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