Nuclear Regulatory Commission August 13, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability
Document Number: E9-19458
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Performance-Based Emergency Core Cooling System Acceptance Criteria
Document Number: E9-19423
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-13
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) presents a conceptual approach that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering in a rulemaking effort to revise the acceptance criteria for emergency core cooling systems (ECCSs) for light-water nuclear power reactors as currently required by NRC regulations that govern domestic licensing of production and utilization facilities. Revised ECCS acceptance criteria would reflect recent research findings that indicate the current criteria should be re-evaluated for all fuel cladding materials in all potential conditions. Further, the NRC is considering an approach that would expand the applicability of the rule to all current and future cladding materials, modify the reporting