[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 35 (Wednesday, February 23, 2005)]
[Pages 8858-8859]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-3400]



Regulatory Guide; Issuance, Availability

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a new 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.
    Regulatory Guide 1.202, ``Standard Format and Content of 
Decommissioning Cost Estimates for Nuclear Power Reactors,'' provides 
guidance for licensees to use in meeting the NRC's regulatory 
requirements for the various cost estimates that the agency requires 
for different stages and methods of decommissioning. Specifically, on 
July 29, 1996, the NRC amended its regulations on decommissioning 
procedures that lead to termination of an operating license for nuclear 
power reactors, as specified in Title 10, Section 50.82, of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (10 CFR 50.82). That rulemaking included changes to 
the decommissioning-related provisions of 10 CFR part 2, ``Rules of 
Practice for Domestic Licensing Proceedings and Issuance of Orders''; 
part 50, ``Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization 
Facilities''; and part 51, ``Environmental Protection Regulations for 
Domestic Licensing and Related Regulatory Functions.'' Regulatory Guide 
1.202 describes a method that the NRC staff considers acceptable for 
complying with those amended regulations.
    In November 2001, the NRC staff published a draft of this guide as 
Draft Regulatory Guide DG-1085. Following the closure of the public 
comment period on January 30, 2002, the staff resolved all stakeholder 
comments in the course of preparing the new Regulatory Guide 1.202.
    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 Regulatory Guide 1.202 may 
be directed to C.L. Pittiglio at (301) 415-1435 or via e-mail to 
[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 Regulatory Guide 1.202 
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 No. ML050230008. Note, however, that the NRC has 
temporarily suspended public access to ADAMS so that the agency can 
complete security reviews of publicly

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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 e-mail 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 in Rockville, Maryland, this 14th day of February, 2005.

    For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Carl J. Paperiello,
Director, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 05-3400 Filed 2-22-05; 8:45 am]