Draft License Renewal Interim Staff Guidance LR-ISG-2011-05: Ongoing Review of Operating Experience Request for Public Comment, 52995-52996 [2011-21629]

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AGENCY: The NRC requests public comment on Draft License Renewal Interim Staff Guidance (LR–ISG), LR– ISG–2011–05, ‘‘Ongoing Review of Operating Experience.’’ This LR–ISG provides guidance and clarification concerning ongoing review of plantspecific and industry-wide operating experience as an attribute of aging management programs used at nuclear power plants for compliance with Title SUMMARY: wreier-aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Recipient country End use VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:40 Aug 23, 2011 Jkt 223001 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) part 54, ‘‘Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants.’’ DATES: Comments must be filed no later than September 23, 2011. Comments received after this date will be considered, if it is practical to do so, but the NRC staff is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. ADDRESSES: Please include Docket ID NRC–2011–0191 in the subject line of your comments. 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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 draft LR–ISG proposes to revise the NRC staff’s recommended aging management programs in NUREG–1801, Revision 2, ‘‘Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report,’’ and the NRC staff’s aging management review procedures and acceptance criteria in NUREG–1800, Revision 2, ‘‘Standard Review Plan for Review of License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants’’ (SRP–LR). The NRC published both of these reports in December 2010 and they are available in ADAMS under Accession Nos. ML103490036 and ML103490041, respectively. The draft LR–ISG–2011–05 is available electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML11203A411. • 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– 0191. • NRC’s Interim Staff Guidance Web Site: LR–ISG documents are also available online under the ‘‘License Renewal’’ heading at http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doccollections/#int. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Matthew Homiack, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001; telephone: 301–415–1683; or e-mail: Matthew.Homiack@nrc.gov. accordance with the LR–ISG Process, Revision 2 (ADAMS Accession No. ML100920158), for which a notice of availability was published in the Federal Register on June 22, 2010 (75 FR 35510). The NRC staff has developed draft LR–ISG–2011–05 to clarify guidance on how the ongoing review of operating experience should be used to ensure the effectiveness of the license renewal aging management programs. While the SRP–LR states that an acceptable aging management program should include the ongoing review of operating experience, the program descriptions in the GALL Report do not reflect this guidance. As such, the NRC staff is proposing revisions to the GALL Report aging management programs to better align them with the guidance in the SRP–LR. The NRC staff is also proposing to revise its review procedures and acceptance criteria for comparing aging management review results with the GALL Report to better address this issue. In addition, the NRC staff is proposing to clarify the SRP– LR’s description of the operating experience program element. One reason for this clarification is to better describe how license renewal applicants should obligate themselves to the ongoing review of operating experience for license renewal. The NRC staff’s proposed guidance addresses the ongoing review of operating experience as a generic activity applicable to all license renewal aging management programs. The NRC staff believes that this approach is consistent with how nuclear power plant licensees currently implement operating experience review activities. In addition, the NRC staff is proposing that licensees may credit these existing operating experience review activities, provided they ensure that these existing activities are appropriate for reviewing operating experience specifically related to aging management. Background The NRC issues LR–ISGs to communicate insights and lessons learned and to address emergent issues not covered in license renewal guidance documents, such as the GALL Report and SRP–LR. In this way, the NRC staff and stakeholders may use the guidance in an LR–ISG document before it is incorporated into a formal license renewal guidance document revision. The NRC staff issues LR–ISG in By this action, the NRC is requesting public comments on draft LR–ISG– 2011–05. This LR–ISG proposes certain revisions to NRC guidance on implementation of the requirements in 10 CFR part 54. The NRC staff will make a final determination regarding issuance of the LR–ISG after it considers any public comments received in response to this request. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:40 Aug 23, 2011 Jkt 223001 Proposed Action Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 16th day of August 2011. PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Brian E. Holian, Director, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. 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[NRC-2011-0191]


Draft License Renewal Interim Staff Guidance LR-ISG-2011-05: 
Ongoing Review of Operating Experience Request for Public Comment

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Draft license renewal guidance; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The NRC requests public comment on Draft License Renewal 
Interim Staff Guidance (LR-ISG), LR-ISG-2011-05, ``Ongoing Review of 
Operating Experience.'' This LR-ISG provides guidance and clarification 
concerning ongoing review of plant-specific and industry-wide operating 
experience as an attribute of aging management programs used at nuclear 
power plants for compliance with Title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (10 CFR) part 54, ``Requirements for Renewal of Operating 
Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants.''

DATES: Comments must be filed no later than September 23, 2011. 
Comments received after this date will be considered, if it is 
practical to do so, but the NRC staff is able to ensure consideration 
only for comments received on or before this date.

ADDRESSES: Please include Docket ID NRC-2011-0191 in the subject line 
of your comments. For additional instructions on submitting comments 
and instructions on accessing documents related to this action, see 
``Submitting Comments and Accessing Information'' in the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section of this document. 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-
2011-0191. 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Submitting Comments and Accessing Information

    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 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

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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 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 draft LR-ISG proposes to revise the NRC staff's recommended aging 
management programs in NUREG-1801, Revision 2, ``Generic Aging Lessons 
Learned (GALL) Report,'' and the NRC staff's aging management review 
procedures and acceptance criteria in NUREG-1800, Revision 2, 
``Standard Review Plan for Review of License Renewal Applications for 
Nuclear Power Plants'' (SRP-LR). The NRC published both of these 
reports in December 2010 and they are available in ADAMS under 
Accession Nos. ML103490036 and ML103490041, respectively. The draft LR-
ISG-2011-05 is available electronically under ADAMS Accession Number 
ML11203A411.
     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-2011-0191.
     NRC's Interim Staff Guidance Web Site: LR-ISG documents 
are also available online under the ``License Renewal'' heading at 
http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/#int.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Matthew Homiack, Division of 
License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-
1683; or e-mail: Matthew.Homiack@nrc.gov.

Background

    The NRC issues LR-ISGs to communicate insights and lessons learned 
and to address emergent issues not covered in license renewal guidance 
documents, such as the GALL Report and SRP-LR. In this way, the NRC 
staff and stakeholders may use the guidance in an LR-ISG document 
before it is incorporated into a formal license renewal guidance 
document revision. The NRC staff issues LR-ISG in accordance with the 
LR-ISG Process, Revision 2 (ADAMS Accession No. ML100920158), for which 
a notice of availability was published in the Federal Register on June 
22, 2010 (75 FR 35510).
    The NRC staff has developed draft LR-ISG-2011-05 to clarify 
guidance on how the ongoing review of operating experience should be 
used to ensure the effectiveness of the license renewal aging 
management programs. While the SRP-LR states that an acceptable aging 
management program should include the ongoing review of operating 
experience, the program descriptions in the GALL Report do not reflect 
this guidance. As such, the NRC staff is proposing revisions to the 
GALL Report aging management programs to better align them with the 
guidance in the SRP-LR. The NRC staff is also proposing to revise its 
review procedures and acceptance criteria for comparing aging 
management review results with the GALL Report to better address this 
issue. In addition, the NRC staff is proposing to clarify the SRP-LR's 
description of the operating experience program element. One reason for 
this clarification is to better describe how license renewal applicants 
should obligate themselves to the ongoing review of operating 
experience for license renewal.
    The NRC staff's proposed guidance addresses the ongoing review of 
operating experience as a generic activity applicable to all license 
renewal aging management programs. The NRC staff believes that this 
approach is consistent with how nuclear power plant licensees currently 
implement operating experience review activities. In addition, the NRC 
staff is proposing that licensees may credit these existing operating 
experience review activities, provided they ensure that these existing 
activities are appropriate for reviewing operating experience 
specifically related to aging management.

Proposed Action

    By this action, the NRC is requesting public comments on draft LR-
ISG-2011-05. This LR-ISG proposes certain revisions to NRC guidance on 
implementation of the requirements in 10 CFR part 54. The NRC staff 
will make a final determination regarding issuance of the LR-ISG after 
it considers any public comments received in response to this request.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 16th day of August 2011.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brian E. Holian,
Director, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation.
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