Instrument Sensing Lines, 2934-2935 [2019-01556]

Download as PDF 2934 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 27 / Friday, February 8, 2019 / Notices may begin at 10:45 instead. Similarly, the 10:00 meeting may be allowed to run over by as much as 15 minutes if the Chair decides the extra time is warranted. The next meeting would start no later than 11:15. Arrive at the NSB boardroom or check the webcast 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of the meeting you wish to observe. Chris Blair, Executive Assistant to the National Science Board Office. [FR Doc. 2019–01762 Filed 2–6–19; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [[NRC–2019–0041] Instrument Sensing Lines Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Draft regulatory guide; request for comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG–1352, ‘‘Instrument Sensing Lines.’’ DG–1352 describes an approach that is acceptable to the staff of the NRC to meet regulatory requirements for instrument sensing lines in nuclear power plants. The DG would endorse, with certain clarifications, standards that were updated and corrected subsequent to the last time the NRC endorsed them. More information on updates can be found in the ‘‘Additional Information’’ section below. DATES: Submit comments by April 9, 2019. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. Although a time limit is given, comments and suggestions in connection with items for inclusion in guides currently being developed or improvements in all published guides are encouraged at any time. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for: Docket ID: NRC–2019–0041. Address questions about NRC dockets to Krupskaya Castellon; telephone: 301– 287–9122; email: Krupskaya.Castellon@ nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual(s) listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • Mail comments to: Office of Administration, Mail Stop: TWFN– amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Feb 07, 2019 Jkt 247001 7A06M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, ATTN: Program Management, Announcements and Editing Staff. 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: David Dawood, Telephone: 301–415– 2389, email: David.Dawood@nrc.gov, Yaguang, Yang, Telephone: 301–415– 0655, email: Yaguang.Yang@nrc.gov, and Michael Eudy, Telephone: 301– 415–3104, email: Michael.Eudy@ nrc.gov. All are staff members of the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, 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–2019– 0041 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this action. You may obtain publicallyavailable information related to this action, by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID: NRC–2019–0041. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (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 ‘‘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. DG–1352 and the Regulatory Analysis are available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML18158A303 and ML18158A301 respectfully. • 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–2019– 0041 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 posts all comment submissions at http:// www.regulations.gov as well as enters the comment submissions into ADAMS. PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Additional Information The NRC is issuing for public comment a DG in the NRC’s ‘‘Regulatory Guide’’ series. This series was developed to describe and make available to the public information regarding methods that are acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing specific parts of the NRC’s regulations, techniques that the staff uses in evaluating specific issues or postulated events, and data that the staff needs in its review of applications for permits and licenses. The DG, entitled, ‘‘Instrument Sensing Lines,’’ is a proposed revision temporarily identified by its task number, DG–1352. DG–1352 is proposed revision 2 of RG 1.151, ‘‘Instrument Sensing Line.’’ DG–1352 describes an approach that is acceptable to the staff of the NRC to meet regulatory requirements for instrument sensing lines in nuclear power plants. It endorses, with certain clarifying regulatory positions, American National Standards Institute/International Society of Automation (ANSI/ISA)– 67.02.01–2014, ‘‘Nuclear Safety-Related Instrument Sensing Line Piping and Tubing Standard for Use in Nuclear Power Plants.’’ The revision of ANSI/ ISA–67.02.01 previously endorsed by the NRC was revised by ANSI/ISA in 2014. This DG also references the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard ISO 2186–2007, ‘‘Fluid Flow in Closed Conduits—Connections for Pressure Signal Transmissions between Primary and Secondary Elements.’’ In addition, this DG incorporates recent operating experience, as described in NRC Information Notice (IN) 2013–12, ‘‘Improperly Sloped Instrument Sensing Lines,’’ dated July 3, 2013. III. Backfitting and Issue Finality This DG may be applied to applications for operating licenses under title 10 of the Code of Federal E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 27 / Friday, February 8, 2019 / Notices Regulations (10 CFR) part 50 or combined licenses under 10 CFR part 52 docketed by the NRC as of the date of issuance of the final regulatory guide, as well as future applications submitted after the issuance of the regulatory guide. Such action would not constitute backfitting as defined in the 10 CFR 50.109 or be otherwise inconsistent with the applicable issue finality provision in 10 CFR part 52, inasmuch as such applicants or potential applicants, with certain exceptions, are not within the scope of entities that are the subject of the Backfit Rule or an issue finality provision in part 52. The exceptions are whenever an applicant references a part 50 or part 52 license (e.g., a construction permit) and/or regulatory approval (e.g., a design certification or a standard design approval) with specified backfitting or issue finality provisions. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 4th day of February, 2019. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Thomas H. Boyce, Chief, Regulatory Guidance and Generic Issues Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. [FR Doc. 2019–01556 Filed 2–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 40–8907; NRC–2019–0026] United Nuclear Corporation (UNC) Church Rock Project Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) and conduct a scoping process; request for comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received a license application by letter dated September 24, 2018, from United Nuclear Corporation (UNC). By this application, UNC is requesting authorization to amend its license (SUA–1475) to excavate approximately 1 million cubic yards (CY) of mine spoil from the Northeast Church Rock Mine Site and dispose of it at the existing mill site in Church Rock, New Mexico (the proposed action). The NRC staff will prepare an EIS to document the potential environmental impacts from the proposed action and reasonable alternatives. As part of the EIS development process, the NRC is seeking comments on the scope of its environmental review. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Feb 07, 2019 Jkt 247001 Comments must be filed by April 19, 2019. 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 on or before this date. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2019–0026. 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 listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • Mail comments to: Office of Administration, Mail Stop: TWFN–7– A60M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, ATTN: Program Management, Announcements and Editing Staff. • Email comments to: UNCChurchRockEIS.resource@nrc.gov. 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: Ashley Waldron, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–7317; email: Ashley.Waldron@ nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2019– 0026 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may obtain publicly-available information related to this action by the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2019–0026. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (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 ‘‘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. In addition, for the convenience of the reader, instructions about PO 00000 Frm 00129 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2935 obtaining materials referenced in this document are provided in a table in Section VII of this notice entitled, Availability of Documents. • 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. • Project web page: Information related to the UNC Church Rock project can be accessed on the NRC’s project web page at: https://www.nrc.gov/infofinder/decommissioning/uranium/ united-nuclear-corporation-unc-.html. B. Submitting Comments Please include Docket ID NRC–2019– 0026 in your comment submission. Written comments may be submitted during the scoping period as described in the ADDRESSES section of the document. 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 posts all comment submissions at http:// www.regulations.gov as well as entering 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. Background By letter dated September 24, 2018, UNC, a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of General Electric (GE) submitted an application to amend its license SUA–1475. UNC is seeking to move approximately 1,000,000 CY of mine spoils from the Northeast Church Rock Mine Site (Mine Site) onto the Church Rock Mill Site (mill site) in McKinley County, New Mexico. The NRC staff has completed an acceptance review of UNC Church Rock license amendment application. By email dated January 4, 2019, the NRC notified UNC that the staff determined the application contains sufficient information for the NRC to conduct a detailed technical review (ADAMS Package Accession No. ML18360A424). E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 27 (Friday, February 8, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2934-2935]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-01556]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[[NRC-2019-0041]


Instrument Sensing Lines

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft regulatory guide; request for comment.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for 
public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1352, ``Instrument 
Sensing Lines.'' DG-1352 describes an approach that is acceptable to 
the staff of the NRC to meet regulatory requirements for instrument 
sensing lines in nuclear power plants. The DG would endorse, with 
certain clarifications, standards that were updated and corrected 
subsequent to the last time the NRC endorsed them. More information on 
updates can be found in the ``Additional Information'' section below.

DATES: Submit comments by April 9, 2019. Comments received after this 
date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC is 
able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before 
this date. Although a time limit is given, comments and suggestions in 
connection with items for inclusion in guides currently being developed 
or improvements in all published guides are encouraged at any time.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for: Docket ID: NRC-2019-0041. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Krupskaya Castellon; telephone: 301-287-
9122; email: Krupskaya.Castellon@nrc.gov. For technical questions, 
contact the individual(s) listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section of this document.
     Mail comments to: Office of Administration, Mail Stop: 
TWFN-7A06M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001, ATTN: Program Management, Announcements and Editing Staff.
    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: David Dawood, Telephone: 301-415-2389, 
email: David.Dawood@nrc.gov, Yaguang, Yang, Telephone: 301-415-0655, 
email: Yaguang.Yang@nrc.gov, and Michael Eudy, Telephone: 301-415-3104, 
email: Michael.Eudy@nrc.gov. All are staff members of the Office of 
Nuclear Regulatory Research, 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-2019-0041 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding this action. You may 
obtain publically-available information related to this action, by any 
of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID: NRC-2019-0041.
     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. DG-1352 and the Regulatory Analysis 
are available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML18158A303 and ML18158A301 
respectfully.
     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-2019-0041 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 posts all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as enters 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. Additional Information

    The NRC is issuing for public comment a DG in the NRC's 
``Regulatory Guide'' series. This series was developed to describe and 
make available to the public information regarding methods that are 
acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing specific parts of the 
NRC's regulations, techniques that the staff uses in evaluating 
specific issues or postulated events, and data that the staff needs in 
its review of applications for permits and licenses.
    The DG, entitled, ``Instrument Sensing Lines,'' is a proposed 
revision temporarily identified by its task number, DG-1352. DG-1352 is 
proposed revision 2 of RG 1.151, ``Instrument Sensing Line.'' DG-1352 
describes an approach that is acceptable to the staff of the NRC to 
meet regulatory requirements for instrument sensing lines in nuclear 
power plants. It endorses, with certain clarifying regulatory 
positions, American National Standards Institute/International Society 
of Automation (ANSI/ISA)-67.02.01-2014, ``Nuclear Safety-Related 
Instrument Sensing Line Piping and Tubing Standard for Use in Nuclear 
Power Plants.'' The revision of ANSI/ISA-67.02.01 previously endorsed 
by the NRC was revised by ANSI/ISA in 2014. This DG also references the 
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard ISO 2186-
2007, ``Fluid Flow in Closed Conduits--Connections for Pressure Signal 
Transmissions between Primary and Secondary Elements.'' In addition, 
this DG incorporates recent operating experience, as described in NRC 
Information Notice (IN) 2013-12, ``Improperly Sloped Instrument Sensing 
Lines,'' dated July 3, 2013.

III. Backfitting and Issue Finality

    This DG may be applied to applications for operating licenses under 
title 10 of the Code of Federal

[[Page 2935]]

Regulations (10 CFR) part 50 or combined licenses under 10 CFR part 52 
docketed by the NRC as of the date of issuance of the final regulatory 
guide, as well as future applications submitted after the issuance of 
the regulatory guide. Such action would not constitute backfitting as 
defined in the 10 CFR 50.109 or be otherwise inconsistent with the 
applicable issue finality provision in 10 CFR part 52, inasmuch as such 
applicants or potential applicants, with certain exceptions, are not 
within the scope of entities that are the subject of the Backfit Rule 
or an issue finality provision in part 52. The exceptions are whenever 
an applicant references a part 50 or part 52 license (e.g., a 
construction permit) and/or regulatory approval (e.g., a design 
certification or a standard design approval) with specified backfitting 
or issue finality provisions.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 4th day of February, 2019.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Thomas H. Boyce,
Chief, Regulatory Guidance and Generic Issues Branch, Division of 
Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 2019-01556 Filed 2-7-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 7590-01-P