Revisions to Design of Structures, Components, Equipment, and Systems, 59732-59733 [2013-23610]

Download as PDF 59732 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 188 / Friday, September 27, 2013 / Notices In accordance with 10 CFR 51.31(a), upon completion of the EA, and consideration of the small environmental impacts on the environmental resource areas, the NRC Deputy Director of the Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards has determined that a finding of no significant impact is appropriate. III. Finding of No Significant Impact On the basis of the EA, the NRC has concluded that there are no significant environmental impacts from the proposed action, and that the issuance of a license amendment to approve the ponds decommissioning plan does not warrant the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement. Accordingly, the NRC has determined that a Finding of No Significant Impact is appropriate. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of September 2013. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. James W. Andersen, Deputy Director, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2013–23608 Filed 9–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2013–0041] Revisions to Design of Structures, Components, Equipment, and Systems Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Standard review plan, sections; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing final revisions to the following sections in Chapter 3, ‘‘Design of Structures, Components, Equipment and Systems’’ of NUREG–0800, ‘‘Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition,’’ Section 3.7.2, ‘‘Seismic System Analysis,’’ Section 3.7.3, ‘‘Seismic Subsystem Analysis,’’ Section 3.8.1, ‘‘Concrete Containment,’’ Section 3.8.3, ‘‘Concrete and Steel Internal Structures of Steel or Concrete Containments,’’ Section 3.8.4, ‘‘Other Seismic Category I Structures,’’ and Section 3.8.5, ‘‘Foundations.’’ DATES: The effective date of this Standard Review Plan (SRP) update is October 28, 2013. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2013–0041 when contacting the NRC about the availability of pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:21 Sep 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 information regarding this document. You may access publicly-available information related to this action by the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2013–0041. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–287–3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual(s) listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may access publicly available documents online in the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/readingrm/adams.html. To begin the search, select ‘‘ADAMS Public Documents’’ and then select ‘‘Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.’’ For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The ADAMS accession number for each document referenced in this notice (if that document is available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is referenced. The final revision for Section 3.7.2, ‘‘Seismic System Analysis,’’ (Accession No. ML13198A223); Section 3.7.3, ‘‘Seismic Subsystem Analysis,’’ (Accession No. ML13198A239); Section 3.8.1, ‘‘Concrete Containment,’’ (Accession No. ML13198A245); Section 3.8.3, ‘‘Concrete and Steel Internal Structures of Steel or Concrete Containments,’’ (Accession No. ML13198A250); Section 3.8.4, ‘‘Other Seismic Category I Structures,’’ (Accession No. ML13198A258); and Section 3.8.5, ‘‘Foundations,’’ (Accession No. ML13198A267) are available in ADAMS. The staff also prepared the redline versions of these Chapter 3 sections showing the differences between the proposed and the final SRP sections for Section 3.7.2 (Accession No. ML13214A076); Section 3.7.3 (Accession No. ML13214A078); Section 3.81 (ADAMS Accession No. ML13214A081); Section, 3.8.3 (Accession No. ML13214A083); Section 3.8.4, (Accession No. ML13214A088); and Section 3.8.5, (Accession No. ML13214A096). The NRC posts its issued staff guidance on the NRC’s external Web page: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ doc-collections/nuregs/staff/sr0800/ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jonathan DeGange, Office of New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 0001; telephone: 301–415–6992; email: Jonathan.DeGange@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 1, 2013 (73 FR 13911), the NRC published for public comment the proposed revisions to sections in Chapter 3, ‘‘Design of Structures, Components, Equipment, and Systems’’ and solicited public comment on NUREG–0800, ‘‘Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition,’’ Section 3.7.1, ‘‘Seismic Design Parameters,’’ Section 3.7.2, ‘‘Seismic System Analysis,’’ Section 3.7.3, ‘‘Seismic Subsystem Analysis,’’ Section 3.8.1, ‘‘Concrete Containment,’’ Section 3.8.3, ‘‘Concrete and Steel Internal Structures of Steel Or Concrete Containments,’’ Section 3.8.4, ‘‘Other Seismic Category I Structures,’’ and Section 3.8.5, ‘‘Foundations.’’ The NRC staff received comments on the suggested revisions, and the comments are documented in a public comment resolution matrix in ADAMS under Accession No. ML13198A234. The guidance is now being issued final for use. The nature of how public comments were addressed in the final revision can be seen in the changes suggested in the ‘‘NRC Staff Resolution’’ column of the public comment table. Details of specific changes between current SRP guidance and the final guidance being issued here are included at the end of each of the revised sections themselves under the ‘‘Description of Changes’’ sections. Due to a high number of public comments received on SRP Section 3.7.1, ‘‘Seismic Design Parameters,’’ the NRC staff made many changes to this section. This section will be re-issued for draft public comment at a later date. Backfitting and Issue Finality These SRP section revisions provide guidance to the staff for reviewing applications for a construction permit and an operating license under part 50 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) with respect to seismic system analysis, seismic subsystem analysis, concrete containment, concrete and steel internal structures of steel or concrete containments, other seismic Category I structures, and foundations. The SRP also provides guidance for reviewing an application for a standard design approval, a standard design certification, a combined license, and a manufacturing license under 10 CFR part 52 with respect to those same subject matters. Issuance of these SRP section revisions does not constitute backfitting as defined in 10 CFR 50.109 (the Backfit E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1 pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 188 / Friday, September 27, 2013 / Notices Rule) nor is it inconsistent with the issue finality provisions in 10 CFR part 52. The NRC’s position is based upon the following considerations. 1. The SRP positions would not constitute backfitting, inasmuch as the SRP is internal guidance to NRC staff. The SRP provides internal guidance to the NRC staff on how to review an application for NRC regulatory approval in the form of licensing. Changes in internal staff guidance are not matters for which either nuclear power plant applicants or licensees are protected under either the Backfit Rule or the issue finality provisions of 10 CFR part 52. 2. The NRC staff has no intention to impose the SRP positions on existing licensees either now or in the future. The NRC staff does not intend to impose or apply the positions described in the SRP to existing licenses and regulatory approvals. Hence, the issuance of this SRP—even if considered guidance within the purview of the issue finality provisions in 10 CFR part 52—does not need to be evaluated as if it were a backfit or as being inconsistent with issue finality provisions. If, in the future, the NRC staff seeks to impose a position in the SRP on holders of already issued licenses in a manner that does not provide issue finality as described in the applicable issue finality provision, then the staff must make the showing as set forth in the Backfit Rule or address the criteria for avoiding issue finality as described in the applicable issue finality provision. 3. Backfitting and issue finality do not—with limited exceptions not applicable here—protect current or future applicants. Applicants and potential applicants are not, with certain exceptions, protected by either the Backfit Rule or any issue finality provisions under 10 CFR part 52. Neither the Backfit Rule nor the issue finality provisions under 10 CFR part 52—with certain exclusions—were intended to apply to every NRC action that substantially changes the expectations of current and future applicants. The exceptions to the general principle are applicable whenever an applicant references a 10 CFR part 52 license (e.g., an early site permit) or NRC regulatory approval (e.g., a design certification rule) with specified issue finality provisions. The NRC staff does not, at this time, intend to impose the positions represented in the SRP in a manner that is inconsistent with any issue finality provisions. If, in the future, the staff seeks to impose a position in the SRP section in a manner that does not provide issue finality as VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:21 Sep 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 described in the applicable issue finality provision, then the staff must address the criteria for avoiding issue finality as described in the applicable issue finality provision. Congressional Review Act In accordance with the Congressional Review Act, the NRC has determined that this action is not a major rule and has verified this determination with the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of the Office of Management and Budget. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 18th day of September 2013. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Joseph Colaccino, Chief, Policy Branch, Division of Advanced Reactors and Rulemaking, Office of New Reactors. 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The proposed service would permit a customer to have mail that is addressed to a PAF ID delivered to a physical address that is specified by the customer. Id. at 1. This would allow a customer with a PAF ID to receive mail from third parties without disclosing the customer’s identity or physical address. Id. at 4. The third-party sender would address the mail to the PAF ID. Id. at 1. On receipt of the mail, the Postal Service would look up the physical address specified by the owner and forward the mail to that address. Id. Customers with PAF IDs could, by visiting a post office and presenting identification, request that mail addressed to a PAF ID that they control be forwarded to a new destination address.3 Petitioner also provides suggested rules regarding conditions for obtaining and using PAF service, for obtaining multiple PAF IDs, on disclosure of customer identity, on the cost of shipping to PAF customers, as well as a suggested pricing structure for the service. Id. at 2–4. 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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2013-0041]


Revisions to Design of Structures, Components, Equipment, and 
Systems

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Standard review plan, sections; issuance.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing final 
revisions to the following sections in Chapter 3, ``Design of 
Structures, Components, Equipment and Systems'' of NUREG-0800, 
``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for 
Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition,'' Section 3.7.2, ``Seismic System 
Analysis,'' Section 3.7.3, ``Seismic Subsystem Analysis,'' Section 
3.8.1, ``Concrete Containment,'' Section 3.8.3, ``Concrete and Steel 
Internal Structures of Steel or Concrete Containments,'' Section 3.8.4, 
``Other Seismic Category I Structures,'' and Section 3.8.5, 
``Foundations.''

DATES: The effective date of this Standard Review Plan (SRP) update is 
October 28, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2013-0041 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may access publicly-available information related to this action by the 
following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2013-0041. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-
3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact 
the individual(s) listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
of this document.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may access publicly available documents online in the NRC 
Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the 
search, select ``ADAMS Public Documents'' and then select ``Begin Web-
based ADAMS Search.'' For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC's 
Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-
4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The ADAMS accession number 
for each document referenced in this notice (if that document is 
available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is 
referenced. The final revision for Section 3.7.2, ``Seismic System 
Analysis,'' (Accession No. ML13198A223); Section 3.7.3, ``Seismic 
Subsystem Analysis,'' (Accession No. ML13198A239); Section 3.8.1, 
``Concrete Containment,'' (Accession No. ML13198A245); Section 3.8.3, 
``Concrete and Steel Internal Structures of Steel or Concrete 
Containments,'' (Accession No. ML13198A250); Section 3.8.4, ``Other 
Seismic Category I Structures,'' (Accession No. ML13198A258); and 
Section 3.8.5, ``Foundations,'' (Accession No. ML13198A267) are 
available in ADAMS. The staff also prepared the redline versions of 
these Chapter 3 sections showing the differences between the proposed 
and the final SRP sections for Section 3.7.2 (Accession No. 
ML13214A076); Section 3.7.3 (Accession No. ML13214A078); Section 3.81 
(ADAMS Accession No. ML13214A081); Section, 3.8.3 (Accession No. 
ML13214A083); Section 3.8.4, (Accession No. ML13214A088); and Section 
3.8.5, (Accession No. ML13214A096).
    The NRC posts its issued staff guidance on the NRC's external Web 
page: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/sr0800/

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jonathan DeGange, Office of New 
Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001; telephone: 301-415-6992; email: Jonathan.DeGange@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 1, 2013 (73 FR 13911), the NRC 
published for public comment the proposed revisions to sections in 
Chapter 3, ``Design of Structures, Components, Equipment, and Systems'' 
and solicited public comment on NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for 
the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR 
Edition,'' Section 3.7.1, ``Seismic Design Parameters,'' Section 3.7.2, 
``Seismic System Analysis,'' Section 3.7.3, ``Seismic Subsystem 
Analysis,'' Section 3.8.1, ``Concrete Containment,'' Section 3.8.3, 
``Concrete and Steel Internal Structures of Steel Or Concrete 
Containments,'' Section 3.8.4, ``Other Seismic Category I Structures,'' 
and Section 3.8.5, ``Foundations.'' The NRC staff received comments on 
the suggested revisions, and the comments are documented in a public 
comment resolution matrix in ADAMS under Accession No. ML13198A234. The 
guidance is now being issued final for use. The nature of how public 
comments were addressed in the final revision can be seen in the 
changes suggested in the ``NRC Staff Resolution'' column of the public 
comment table. Details of specific changes between current SRP guidance 
and the final guidance being issued here are included at the end of 
each of the revised sections themselves under the ``Description of 
Changes'' sections.
    Due to a high number of public comments received on SRP Section 
3.7.1, ``Seismic Design Parameters,'' the NRC staff made many changes 
to this section. This section will be re-issued for draft public 
comment at a later date.

Backfitting and Issue Finality

    These SRP section revisions provide guidance to the staff for 
reviewing applications for a construction permit and an operating 
license under part 50 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
(10 CFR) with respect to seismic system analysis, seismic subsystem 
analysis, concrete containment, concrete and steel internal structures 
of steel or concrete containments, other seismic Category I structures, 
and foundations. The SRP also provides guidance for reviewing an 
application for a standard design approval, a standard design 
certification, a combined license, and a manufacturing license under 10 
CFR part 52 with respect to those same subject matters.
    Issuance of these SRP section revisions does not constitute 
backfitting as defined in 10 CFR 50.109 (the Backfit

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Rule) nor is it inconsistent with the issue finality provisions in 10 
CFR part 52. The NRC's position is based upon the following 
considerations.
    1. The SRP positions would not constitute backfitting, inasmuch as 
the SRP is internal guidance to NRC staff.
    The SRP provides internal guidance to the NRC staff on how to 
review an application for NRC regulatory approval in the form of 
licensing. Changes in internal staff guidance are not matters for which 
either nuclear power plant applicants or licensees are protected under 
either the Backfit Rule or the issue finality provisions of 10 CFR part 
52.
    2. The NRC staff has no intention to impose the SRP positions on 
existing licensees either now or in the future.
    The NRC staff does not intend to impose or apply the positions 
described in the SRP to existing licenses and regulatory approvals. 
Hence, the issuance of this SRP--even if considered guidance within the 
purview of the issue finality provisions in 10 CFR part 52--does not 
need to be evaluated as if it were a backfit or as being inconsistent 
with issue finality provisions. If, in the future, the NRC staff seeks 
to impose a position in the SRP on holders of already issued licenses 
in a manner that does not provide issue finality as described in the 
applicable issue finality provision, then the staff must make the 
showing as set forth in the Backfit Rule or address the criteria for 
avoiding issue finality as described in the applicable issue finality 
provision.
    3. Backfitting and issue finality do not--with limited exceptions 
not applicable here--protect current or future applicants.
    Applicants and potential applicants are not, with certain 
exceptions, protected by either the Backfit Rule or any issue finality 
provisions under 10 CFR part 52. Neither the Backfit Rule nor the issue 
finality provisions under 10 CFR part 52--with certain exclusions--were 
intended to apply to every NRC action that substantially changes the 
expectations of current and future applicants. The exceptions to the 
general principle are applicable whenever an applicant references a 10 
CFR part 52 license (e.g., an early site permit) or NRC regulatory 
approval (e.g., a design certification rule) with specified issue 
finality provisions. The NRC staff does not, at this time, intend to 
impose the positions represented in the SRP in a manner that is 
inconsistent with any issue finality provisions. If, in the future, the 
staff seeks to impose a position in the SRP section in a manner that 
does not provide issue finality as described in the applicable issue 
finality provision, then the staff must address the criteria for 
avoiding issue finality as described in the applicable issue finality 
provision.

Congressional Review Act

    In accordance with the Congressional Review Act, the NRC has 
determined that this action is not a major rule and has verified this 
determination with the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of 
the Office of Management and Budget.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 18th day of September 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Joseph Colaccino,
Chief, Policy Branch, Division of Advanced Reactors and Rulemaking, 
Office of New Reactors.
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