[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 30 (Tuesday, February 15, 2005)]
[Page 7778]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-2854]



Final Regulatory Guide; Issuance, Availability

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a revision 
to an existing guide in the agency's Regulatory Guide Series. This 
series has been developed to describe and make available to the public 
such information as 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 problems or postulated accidents, 
and data that the staff needs in its review of applications for permits 
and licenses.
    Revision 3 of Regulatory Guide 1.75, ``Criteria for Independence of 
Electrical Safety Systems,'' describes a method that is acceptable to 
the NRC staff for complying with the NRC's regulatory requirements 
concerning the physical independence of the circuits and electrical 
equipment that comprise or are associated with safety systems. Toward 
that end, the guide endorses, with minor exceptions, the ``Standard 
Criteria for Independence of Class 1E Equipment and Circuits, which the 
Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) promulgated 
on June 18, 1992, as IEEE Std. 384-1992.
    In December 2003, the NRC staff published a draft of this guide as 
Draft Regulatory Guide DG-1129. Following the closure of the public 
comment period on March 12, 2004, the staff considered all stakeholder 
comments in the course of preparing Revision 3 of Regulatory Guide 
    The NRC staff encourages and welcomes comments and suggestions in 
connection with improvements to published regulatory guides, as well as 
items for inclusion in regulatory guides that are currently being 
developed. You may submit comments by any of the following methods.
    Mail comments to: Rules and Directives Branch, Office of 
Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
    Hand-deliver comments to: Rules and Directives Branch, Office of 
Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 11555 Rockville 
Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. on 
Federal workdays.
    Fax comments to: Rules and Directives Branch, Office of 
Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission at (301) 415-5144.
    Requests for technical information about Revision 3 of Regulatory 
Guide 1.75 may be directed to NRC Senior Program Manager, Satish 
Aggarwal, at (301) 415-6005 or [email protected].
    Regulatory guides are available for inspection or downloading 
through the NRC's public Web site in the Regulatory Guides document 
collection of the NRC's Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/. Electronic copies of Revision 3 of 
Regulatory Guide 1.75 are also available in the NRC's Agencywide 
Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html, under Accession ML043630448. Note, 
however, that the NRC has temporarily suspended public access to ADAMS 
so that the agency can complete security reviews of publicly available 
documents and remove potentially sensitive information. Please check 
the NRC's Web site for updates concerning the resumption of public 
access to ADAMS.
    In addition, regulatory guides are available for inspection at the 
NRC's Public Document Room (PDR), which is located at 11555 Rockville 
Pike, Rockville, Maryland; the PDR's mailing address is USNRC PDR, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001. The PDR can also be reached by telephone at 
(301) 415-4737 or (800) 397-4205, by fax at (301) 415-3548, and by e-
mail to [email protected]. Requests for single copies of draft or final 
guides (which may be reproduced) or for placement on an automatic 
distribution list for single copies of future draft guides in specific 
divisions should be made in writing to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, Attention: Reproduction and 
Distribution Services Section; by email to [email protected]; or by 
fax to (301) 415-2289. Telephone requests cannot be accommodated.
    Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and Commission approval is 
not required to reproduce them.
(5 U.S.C. 552(a)).

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 2nd day of February, 2005.

    For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
John W. Craig,
Deputy Director, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 05-2854 Filed 2-14-05; 8:45 am]