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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 108 / Thursday, June 5, 2014 / Notices 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 draft revised RIS is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML13338A769. • NRC’s PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public documents at the NRC’s PDR, Room O1–F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. ‘‘Embedded Digital Devices in SafetyRelated Systems.’’ This RIS discusses and clarifies the NRC’s technical position on existing regulatory requirements for the quality and reliability of safety-related equipment with embedded digital devices. DATES: Submit comments by July 7, 2014. 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: You may submit comment by any of the following methods (unless this document describes a different method for submitting comments on a specific subject): • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2014–0129. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–287–3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Office of Administration, Mail Stop: 3WFN, 06–44M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. For additional direction on accessing information and submitting comments, see ‘‘Accessing Information and Submitting Comments’’ in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eugene Eagle, Office of New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–3706; email: Eugene.Eagle@ nrc.gov. Please include Docket ID NRC–2014– 0129 in the subject line of your comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make your comment submission available to the public in this docket. The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact information that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your comment submission. The NRC will post all comment submissions at http:// www.regulations.gov as well as enter the comment submissions into ADAMS. The NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove identifying or contact information. If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove such information before making the comment submissions available to the public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: II. Discussion I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments The NRC issues RISs to communicate with stakeholders on a broad range of matters. This may include communicating staff technical positions on matters that have not been communicated to, or, are not broadly understood by the nuclear industry. The NRC staff has developed draft revised RIS 2014–XX, ‘‘Embedded Digital Devices in Safety-Related Systems,’’ to clarify the NRC’s technical position on existing regulatory requirements for the quality and reliability of safety-related equipment with embedded digital devices. Further, the purpose is to also raise awareness that there may be potential safety issues from a postulated common cause failure (CCF) if an undetected software error should occur in embedded digital devices located in multiple trains of rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES A. Accessing Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2014– 0129 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–2014–0129. • 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:59 Jun 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 B. Submitting Comments PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32579 redundant safety equipment in nuclear facilities. This RIS is available electronically through the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession Number ML13338A769. This RIS is a revision of the original draft RIS 2013–XX, ‘‘Embedded Digital Devices in SafetyRelated Systems, Systems Important to Safety, and Items Relied on For Safety,’’ (ADAMS Accession Number ML12248A065) issued for public comment May 20, 2013 and reflects adjustments made in response to the public comments received. A table of the public comments received on the original draft RIS with the NRC staff response is publically available electronically (ADAMS Accession Number ML13351A204). Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 22nd day of April 2014. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Ian C. Jung, Branch Chief, Instrumentation, Controls, and Electronics Engineering Branch 2, Division of Engineering, Office of New Reactor. [FR Doc. 2014–13087 Filed 6–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2012–0220] Standard Review Plan for License Applications for Fuel Cycle Facilities Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Draft NUREG; request for comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft NUREG–1520, Revision 2, titled ‘‘Standard Review Plan [SRP] for License Applications for Fuel Cycle Facilities.’’ This SRP provides NRC staff guidance for reviewing and evaluating the safety, health, security and environmental protection aspects of applications for licenses to possess and use special nuclear material (SNM) at fuel cycle facilities. DATES: Submit comments by September 3, 2014. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments received before this date. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods (unless this document describes a different method for submitting comments on a specific subject): SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1 32580 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 108 / Thursday, June 5, 2014 / Notices • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2012–0220. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–287–3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Office of Administration, Mail Stop: 3WFN, 06–A44, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. For additional direction on obtaining information and submitting comments, see ‘‘Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments’’ in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Soly I. Soto, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington DC 20555– 0001; telephone: 301–287–9076, email: Soly.Soto@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments A. Accessing Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2012– 0220 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding NUREG–1520. You may access publiclyavailable 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–2012–0220. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may access publiclyavailable documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection 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. Draft NUREG–1520, Revision 2, is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML14150A417. • NRC’s PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public documents at the NRC’s PDR, Room O1–F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. B. Submitting Comments Please include Docket ID NRC–2012– 0220 in the subject line of your comment submission, in order to ensure VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:59 Jun 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 that the NRC is able to make your comment submission available to the public in this docket. The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact information that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your comment submission. The NRC will post all comment submissions at http:// www.regulations.gov as well as enter the comment submissions into ADAMS. The NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove identifying or contact information. If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove such information before making the comment submissions available to the public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS. II. Discussion Licenses to possess and use SNM are governed by part 70 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR). On December 7, 2012 (77 FR 73060), the NRC staff outlined its plans to revise NUREG–1520, Revision 1, ‘‘Standard Review Plan for the Review of a License Application for a Fuel Cycle Facility,’’ dated May 2010. The NRC staff received comments in response to the December 2012 notice. In this regard, on April 11, 2013, the NRC staff held a Category 2 public meeting which included a discussion of the outlined plan to revise NUREG–1520 and the comments received from the industry. At the April meeting, the NRC staff discussed a staff requirements memorandum (SRM) dated October 9, 2012 (SRM–SECY– 120091), in which the Commission directed the NRC staff to request the American Nuclear Society (ANS) to develop an integrated safety analysis (ISA) standard that would improve the quality and completeness of ISAs. The SRM also directed the NRC staff to refrain from revising NUREG–1520 on ISA topics until after the ANS standard is issued. Accordingly, the NRC staff is not proposing to make any significant changes to SRP Chapter 3, ‘‘Integrated Safety Analysis and Integrated Safety Analysis Summary,’’ at this time. Changes to Chapter 3 are primarily to improve readability, rather than a change in guidance. A more complete summary of the April 11, 2013, meeting is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML13113A251. PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The draft of SRP Revision 2 clarifies the existing SRP discussion in several technical areas, including nuclear criticality safety and management measures, as summarized below. Draft Chapter 5, ‘‘Nuclear Criticality Safety,’’ contains an expanded discussion of the double contingency principle and double contingency protection, including a description of what constitutes a loss of double contingency. Draft Chapter 11, ‘‘Management Measures,’’ includes a discussion of graded management measures and the selection of items relied on for safety that relate to the application of graded management measures. The draft of SRP Revision 2 contains two new chapters: Chapter 12, ‘‘Material Control and Accounting,’’ regarding 10 CFR part 74 requirements; and Chapter 13, ‘‘Physical Protection,’’ regarding 10 CFR part 73 requirements. These new chapters are needed because they address requirements that are referenced in 10 CFR 70.22, ‘‘Contents of applications.’’ The draft of SRP Revision 2 includes administrative changes throughout the SRP to ensure consistency among the SRP chapters, improve clarity of the text, reduce redundancies, and assure that statutory, regulatory, and guidance document references are accurate and up to date. The title of this SRP was revised from ‘‘Standard Review Plan for the Review of a License Application for a Fuel Cycle Facility’’ to ‘‘Standard Review Plan for License Applications for Fuel Cycle Facilities.’’ Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 21st day of May 2014. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Marissa G. Bailey, Director, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2014–13077 Filed 6–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2014–0131] Open Phase Condition in Electric Power System; Electric Power— Introduction Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Standard review plan-draft section revision; request for public comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is requesting public comment on a draft new Branch SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 108 (Thursday, June 5, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32579-32580]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-13077]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2012-0220]


Standard Review Plan for License Applications for Fuel Cycle 
Facilities

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft NUREG; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for 
public comment a draft NUREG-1520, Revision 2, titled ``Standard Review 
Plan [SRP] for License Applications for Fuel Cycle Facilities.'' This 
SRP provides NRC staff guidance for reviewing and evaluating the 
safety, health, security and environmental protection aspects of 
applications for licenses to possess and use special nuclear material 
(SNM) at fuel cycle facilities.

DATES: Submit comments by September 3, 2014. Comments received after 
this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the 
Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments received 
before this date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods 
(unless this document describes a different method for submitting 
comments on a specific subject):

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     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2012-0220. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-
3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact 
the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this document.
     Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Office of Administration, 
Mail Stop: 3WFN, 06-A44, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    For additional direction on obtaining information and submitting 
comments, see ``Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments'' in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Soly I. Soto, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-287-9076, email: 
Soly.Soto@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments

A. Accessing Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2012-0220 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding NUREG-1520. 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-2012-0220.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may access publicly-available documents online in the 
ADAMS Public Documents collection 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. 
Draft NUREG-1520, Revision 2, is available in ADAMS under Accession No. 
ML14150A417.
     NRC's PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public 
documents at the NRC's PDR, Room O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2012-0220 in the subject line of your 
comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make 
your comment submission available to the public in this docket.
    The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact 
information that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your 
comment submission. The NRC will post all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as enter the comment submissions into 
ADAMS. The NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove 
identifying or contact information.
    If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons 
for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to 
include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be 
publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should 
state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to 
remove such information before making the comment submissions available 
to the public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS.

II. Discussion

    Licenses to possess and use SNM are governed by part 70 of Title 10 
of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR). On December 7, 2012 (77 FR 
73060), the NRC staff outlined its plans to revise NUREG-1520, Revision 
1, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of a License Application for a 
Fuel Cycle Facility,'' dated May 2010. The NRC staff received comments 
in response to the December 2012 notice. In this regard, on April 11, 
2013, the NRC staff held a Category 2 public meeting which included a 
discussion of the outlined plan to revise NUREG-1520 and the comments 
received from the industry. At the April meeting, the NRC staff 
discussed a staff requirements memorandum (SRM) dated October 9, 2012 
(SRM-SECY-120091), in which the Commission directed the NRC staff to 
request the American Nuclear Society (ANS) to develop an integrated 
safety analysis (ISA) standard that would improve the quality and 
completeness of ISAs. The SRM also directed the NRC staff to refrain 
from revising NUREG-1520 on ISA topics until after the ANS standard is 
issued. Accordingly, the NRC staff is not proposing to make any 
significant changes to SRP Chapter 3, ``Integrated Safety Analysis and 
Integrated Safety Analysis Summary,'' at this time. Changes to Chapter 
3 are primarily to improve readability, rather than a change in 
guidance. A more complete summary of the April 11, 2013, meeting is 
available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML13113A251.
    The draft of SRP Revision 2 clarifies the existing SRP discussion 
in several technical areas, including nuclear criticality safety and 
management measures, as summarized below. Draft Chapter 5, ``Nuclear 
Criticality Safety,'' contains an expanded discussion of the double 
contingency principle and double contingency protection, including a 
description of what constitutes a loss of double contingency. Draft 
Chapter 11, ``Management Measures,'' includes a discussion of graded 
management measures and the selection of items relied on for safety 
that relate to the application of graded management measures.
    The draft of SRP Revision 2 contains two new chapters: Chapter 12, 
``Material Control and Accounting,'' regarding 10 CFR part 74 
requirements; and Chapter 13, ``Physical Protection,'' regarding 10 CFR 
part 73 requirements. These new chapters are needed because they 
address requirements that are referenced in 10 CFR 70.22, ``Contents of 
applications.''
    The draft of SRP Revision 2 includes administrative changes 
throughout the SRP to ensure consistency among the SRP chapters, 
improve clarity of the text, reduce redundancies, and assure that 
statutory, regulatory, and guidance document references are accurate 
and up to date. The title of this SRP was revised from ``Standard 
Review Plan for the Review of a License Application for a Fuel Cycle 
Facility'' to ``Standard Review Plan for License Applications for Fuel 
Cycle Facilities.''

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 21st day of May 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Marissa G. Bailey,
Director, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Office of 
Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
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