Office of New Reactors; Interim Staff Guidance; Limited Work Authorizations; Solicitation of Public Comment
The NRC is soliciting public comment on its Proposed Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) COL/ESP-ISG-004. This ISG would replace the previous guidance issued in June 2007 in Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.206, ``Combined License Applications for Nuclear Power Plants (LWR Edition),'' concerning requests for limited work authorizations submitted as part of an early site permit or combined license application. Upon receiving public comments, the NRC staff will evaluate and disposition the comments, as appropriate. Once the NRC staff completes the COL/ESP-ISG, the staff will issue it for use. The NRC staff will also incorporate the approved COL/ESP-ISG-004 into the next revisions of the RG 1.206 and NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants,'' and related guidance documents. Several sections of NUREG-1555, ``Environmental Standard Review Plan,'' (ESRP) are currently being revised; the public and industry have already commented on these revised sections. The NRC staff also plans to revise the rest of the ESRP sections over the next several months. The NRC staff plans to include any changes in the ESRP sections necessary for consistency with the revised LWA rule as part of that overall revision process. The NRC staff also plans to update Regulatory Guide 4.2, ``Preparation of Environmental Reports for Nuclear Power Stations,'' over the next several months. This update will also include any revisions necessary for consistency with the revised LWA rule.