Clarification of the Requirements for Reactor Pressure Vessel Upper Head Bare Metal Visual Examinations, 65283 [2018-27517]

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AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing Regulatory Issue Summary (RIS) 2018–06, ‘‘Clarification of the Requirements for Reactor Pressure Vessel Upper Head Bare Metal Visual Examinations.’’ This RIS is intended to clarify the requirements for bare-metal visual examination, which can be either a visual examination of the bare metal of the upper head or a visual testing (VT)– 2 examination under the insulation to meet the requirements of notes 1 and 4 in Table 1 of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Code Case N–729–4, ‘‘Alternative Examination Requirements for PWR Reactor Vessel Upper Heads with Nozzles Having Pressure-Retaining Partial-Penetration Welds Section XI, Division 1.’’ This RIS requires no action or written response on the part of an addressee. SUMMARY: The RIS is available as of December 20, 2018. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2018–0038 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. 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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents 
having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed 
to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published 
under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. 

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Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 244 / Thursday, December 20, 2018 / 
Rules and Regulations

[[Page 65283]]



NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2018-0038]

10 CFR Chapter I


Clarification of the Requirements for Reactor Pressure Vessel 
Upper Head Bare Metal Visual Examinations

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Regulatory issue summary; issuance.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing 
Regulatory Issue Summary (RIS) 2018-06, ``Clarification of the 
Requirements for Reactor Pressure Vessel Upper Head Bare Metal Visual 
Examinations.'' This RIS is intended to clarify the requirements for 
bare-metal visual examination, which can be either a visual examination 
of the bare metal of the upper head or a visual testing (VT)-2 
examination under the insulation to meet the requirements of notes 1 
and 4 in Table 1 of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 
Code Case N-729-4, ``Alternative Examination Requirements for PWR 
Reactor Vessel Upper Heads with Nozzles Having Pressure-Retaining 
Partial-Penetration Welds Section XI, Division 1.'' This RIS requires 
no action or written response on the part of an addressee.

DATES: The RIS is available as of December 20, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2018-0038 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may obtain publicly-available information related to this document 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2018-0038. Address 
questions about Docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Krupskaya Castellon; 
telephone: 301-287-9221; email: Krupskaya.Castellon@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 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 ``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 Clarification of the Requirements 
for Reactor Pressure Vessel Upper Head Bare Metal Visual Examinations 
and Response to Public Comments on Draft Regulatory Issue Summary 2018-
XX, ``Clarification of the Requirements for Reactor Pressure Vessel 
Upper Head Bare Metal Visual Examinations'' are available in ADAMS 
under Accession Nos. ML18178A137 and ML18178A140.
     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.
     This RIS is also available on the NRC's public website at 
http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/gen-comm/reg-issues/ 
(select ``2018'' and then select ``RIS-18-06'').

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Cumblidge, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-2823, email: Stephen.Cumblidge@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NRC published notification of 
opportunity for public comment on this RIS in the Federal Register (83 
FR 10407) on March 9, 2018. The agency received comments from four 
commenters. The staff considered all comments, which resulted in minor 
clarifications to the RIS. The evaluation of these comments and the 
resulting changes to the RIS are discussed in a publicly available 
memorandum which is in ADAMS under Accession No. ML18178A140.
    As noted in 83 FR 20858 (May 8, 2018), this document is being 
published in the Rules section of the Federal Register to comply with 
publication requirements under 1 CFR chapter I.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17th day of December 2018.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brian J. Benney,
Senior Project Manager, ROP Support and Generic Communications Branch, 
Division of Inspection and Regional Support, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation.
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