[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 105 (Wednesday, June 2, 1999)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29721-29722]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-13893]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION


Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses: Program-Specific 
Guidance About 10 CFR Part 36 Irradiator Licenses, Dated January 1999

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the 
availability of NUREG-1556, Volume 6, ``Consolidated Guidance about 
Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance about Part 36 Irradiator 
Licenses,'' dated January 1999.

ADDRESSES: Copies of NUREG-1556, Vol. 6, may be obtained by writing to 
the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, PO 
Box 37082, Washington, DC 20402-9328. Copies are also available from 
the National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, 
Springfield, Virginia 22161. A copy of the document is also available 
for inspection and/or copying for a fee in the NRC Public Document 
Room, 2120 L Street, NW, (Lower Level), Washington, DC 20555-0001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sally L. Merchant, Mail Stop TWFN 
9-F-31, Division of Industrial and Medical Nuclear Safety, Office of 
Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555, telephone: (301) 415-7874, E-mail: 
slm2@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 23, 1998 (63 FR 20224), NRC 
announced the availability of draft NUREG-1556, Volume 6, 
``Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses: Program-Specific 
Guidance about Self-Shielded Irradiator Licenses,'' dated March 1998, 
and requested comments on it. This draft NUREG report was the sixth 
program-specific guidance developed to support an improved materials 
licensing process. The NRC staff considered all the comments, including 
constructive suggestions to improve the document, in the preparation of 
the final NUREG report.

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    The final version of NUREG-1556, Volume 6, is now available for use 
by applicants, licensees, NRC license reviewers, and other NRC staff. 
It supersedes the guidance for applicants and licensees previously 
found in Draft Regulatory Guide DG-0003, ``Guide for the Preparation of 
Applications for Licenses for Non-Self-Contained Irradiators,'' dated 
January 1994, and the guidance for licensing staff previously found in 
NMSS Policy and Guidance Directive, FC 84-23, ``Standard Review Plan 
for Licenses for the Use of Panoramic Dry Source-Storage Irradiators, 
Self-Contained Wet Source-Storage, and Panoramic Wet Source-Storage 
Irradiators,'' dated December 27, 1984. In addition, this report also 
contains information found in pertinent Technical Assistance Requests 
and Information Notices. NRC staff will use this final report in 
reviewing these applications.

Electronic Access

    NUREG-1556, Volume 6, will also be available electronically 
approximately 1 month after publication of this notice by visiting 
http://www.nrc.gov/NRC/NUREGS/SR1556/V6/index.html.

Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act

    In accordance with the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Act of 
1996, NRC has determined that this action is not a major rule and has 
verified this determination with the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs of the Office of Management and Budget.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 3rd day of May, 1999.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Patricia K. Holahan,
Acting Chief, Rulemaking and Guidance Branch, Division of Industrial 
and Medical Nuclear Safety, NMSS.
[FR Doc. 99-13893 Filed 6-1-99; 8:45 am]
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