Clarification on Endorsement of Nuclear Energy Institute Guidance in Designing Digital Upgrades in Instrumentation and Control Systems, 30913-30914 [2017-13918]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 126 / Monday, July 3, 2017 / Notices The total time burden annual cost is $582.08 Time Burden Basis: The total hourly burden per year, upon respondents, is 17 Staff cost = $582.08 $34.24 per hour¥based on mid level clerical salary $34.24 × 17 hours per year = $582.08 We are estimating that a mid-level clerical person, with an average salary of $34.24 per hour, will be completing the ‘‘Application for Investigation of Representation Dispute’’ form. The total burden is estimated at 17 hours, therefore, the total time burden cost is estimated at $582.08 per year. The total annual mailing cost to respondents is $33.32 Number of applications mailed by Respondents per year 68 Total estimated cost $33.32 (68 × .49 stamp) The collection of this information is not mandatory; it is a voluntary request from airline and railroad carrier employees seeking to invoke an investigation of a representation dispute. 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The NMB will display the OMB expiration date on the form. 16(a)—the form does not reduce the burden on small entities; however, the burden is minimized and voluntary. 16(b)—the form does not indicate the retention period for record keeping requirements. 16(c)—the form is not part of a statistical survey. Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request may be accessed from www.nmb.gov or should be addressed to Denise Murdock, NMB, 1301 K Street NW., Suite 250 E, Washington, DC 20005 or addressed to the email address murdock@nmb.gov or faxed to 202–692–5081. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements, as well as comments on any legal and substantive issues raised, should be directed to Samantha Williams at 202– 692–5010 or via internet address williams@nmb.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD/TDY) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. [FR Doc. 2017–13865 Filed 6–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7550–01–P 30913 The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking public comment on a draft regulatory issue summary (RIS) to supplement the staff’s endorsement of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)/Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) Joint Task Force report entitled, ‘‘Guideline on Licensing Digital Upgrades: EPRI TR–102348, Revision 1, NEI 01–01: A Revision of EPRI TR–102348 To Reflect Changes to the 10 CFR 50.59 Rule,’’ (hereinafter referred to as NEI 01–01.) in RIS 2002– 22. DATES: Submit comments by August 2, 2017. 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: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2017–0154. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–415–3463; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individuals listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Office of Administration, Mail Stop: TWFN–8 D 36M, 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 of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Harris, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR), telephone: 301–415– 2277, email: Brian.Harris2@nrc.gov or Jason Drake, NRR, telephone: 301–415– 8378, email: Jason.Drake@nrc.gov. Both are staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments. [NRC–2017–0154] A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2017– 0154 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information for this action. You may obtain publiclyavailable information related to this action by any of the following methods: • Federal rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2017–0154. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System Clarification on Endorsement of Nuclear Energy Institute Guidance in Designing Digital Upgrades in Instrumentation and Control Systems Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Draft regulatory issue summary; request for comment and public meeting. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1 30914 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 126 / Monday, July 3, 2017 / Notices (ADAMS): You may obtain 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. The draft RIS, ‘‘NRC Draft Regulatory Issue Summary 2017–XX Supplement to RIS 2002–22,’’ is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML17102B507. • 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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES B. Submitting Comments Please include Docket ID NRC–2017– 0154 in your comment submission. 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 into ADAMS. II. Background The RIS is intended for all holders of and applicants for power reactor operating licenses or construction permits under part 50 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ‘‘Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities,’’ except those who have permanently ceased operations and have certified that fuel has been permanently removed from the reactor vessel and all holders of, and applicants for, a power reactor combined license, standard design approval, or manufacturing license, and all applicants for a standard design certification, under 10 CFR part 52, ‘‘Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants.’’ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Jun 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 This RIS is intended to clarify the endorsed NEI 01–01 guidance regarding licensee upgrades to digital instrumentation and control systems. Specifically, this RIS clarifies the guidance in NEI 01–01 pertaining to the performance and documentation of adequate technical evaluations and adequately documented qualitative assessments to meet the requirements of 10 CFR 50.59 ‘‘Changes, tests and experiments.’’ The attachment to this RIS provides a framework for preparing and documenting qualitative assessments considered acceptable to serve as a technical basis supporting the responses to key 10 CFR 50.59(c)(2) evaluations. The NRC issues RISs to communicate with stakeholders on a broad range of matters. This may include communicating and clarifying NRC technical or policy positions on regulatory matters that have not been communicated to or are not broadly understood by the nuclear industry. Proposed Action The NRC is requesting public comments on the draft RIS. The NRC plans to hold a public meeting to discuss this RIS and the issues associated with clarification of the applicability of the endorsed NEI 01–01 guidance. All comments that are to receive consideration in the final RIS must still be submitted electronically or in writing as indicated in the ADDRESSES section of this document. Additional details regarding the meeting will be posted at least 10 days prior to the public meeting on the NRC’s Public Meeting Schedule Web site at http:// www.nrc.gov/public-involve/publicmeetings/index.cfm. The NRC staff will make a final determination regarding issuance of the RIS after it considers any public comments received in response to this request. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 28th day of June 2017. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Alexander D. Garmoe, Chief, Generic Communications Branch, Division of Policy and Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. 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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2017-0154]


Clarification on Endorsement of Nuclear Energy Institute Guidance 
in Designing Digital Upgrades in Instrumentation and Control Systems

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft regulatory issue summary; request for comment and public 
meeting.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking public 
comment on a draft regulatory issue summary (RIS) to supplement the 
staff's endorsement of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)/
Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) Joint Task Force report entitled, 
``Guideline on Licensing Digital Upgrades: EPRI TR-102348, Revision 1, 
NEI 01-01: A Revision of EPRI TR-102348 To Reflect Changes to the 10 
CFR 50.59 Rule,'' (hereinafter referred to as NEI 01-01.) in RIS 2002-
22.

DATES: Submit comments by August 2, 2017. 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:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2017-0154. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-415-
3463; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact 
the individuals listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
of this document.
     Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Office of Administration, 
Mail Stop: TWFN-8 D 36M, 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 of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Harris, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation (NRR), telephone: 301-415-2277, email: 
Brian.Harris2@nrc.gov or Jason Drake, NRR, telephone: 301-415-8378, 
email: Jason.Drake@nrc.gov. Both are staff of the U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments.

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2017-0154 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information for this action. You may obtain 
publicly-available information related to this action by any of the 
following methods:
     Federal rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2017-0154.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System

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(ADAMS): You may obtain 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. The 
draft RIS, ``NRC Draft Regulatory Issue Summary 2017-XX Supplement to 
RIS 2002-22,'' is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML17102B507.
     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-2017-0154 in your comment submission.
    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 into ADAMS.

II. Background

    The RIS is intended for all holders of and applicants for power 
reactor operating licenses or construction permits under part 50 of 
title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ``Domestic 
Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities,'' except those who 
have permanently ceased operations and have certified that fuel has 
been permanently removed from the reactor vessel and all holders of, 
and applicants for, a power reactor combined license, standard design 
approval, or manufacturing license, and all applicants for a standard 
design certification, under 10 CFR part 52, ``Licenses, Certifications, 
and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants.''
    This RIS is intended to clarify the endorsed NEI 01-01 guidance 
regarding licensee upgrades to digital instrumentation and control 
systems. Specifically, this RIS clarifies the guidance in NEI 01-01 
pertaining to the performance and documentation of adequate technical 
evaluations and adequately documented qualitative assessments to meet 
the requirements of 10 CFR 50.59 ``Changes, tests and experiments.'' 
The attachment to this RIS provides a framework for preparing and 
documenting qualitative assessments considered acceptable to serve as a 
technical basis supporting the responses to key 10 CFR 50.59(c)(2) 
evaluations.
    The NRC issues RISs to communicate with stakeholders on a broad 
range of matters. This may include communicating and clarifying NRC 
technical or policy positions on regulatory matters that have not been 
communicated to or are not broadly understood by the nuclear industry.

Proposed Action

    The NRC is requesting public comments on the draft RIS. The NRC 
plans to hold a public meeting to discuss this RIS and the issues 
associated with clarification of the applicability of the endorsed NEI 
01-01 guidance. All comments that are to receive consideration in the 
final RIS must still be submitted electronically or in writing as 
indicated in the ADDRESSES section of this document. Additional details 
regarding the meeting will be posted at least 10 days prior to the 
public meeting on the NRC's Public Meeting Schedule Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/public-meetings/index.cfm. The NRC staff 
will make a final determination regarding issuance of the RIS after it 
considers any public comments received in response to this request.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 28th day of June 2017.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Alexander D. Garmoe,
Chief, Generic Communications Branch, Division of Policy and 
Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2017-13918 Filed 6-30-17; 8:45 am]
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