[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 93 (Monday, May 16, 2005)]
[Pages 25865-25866]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-2415]



Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued for public 
comment a draft of 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.
    The draft Revision 2 of Regulatory Guide 8.7, entitled 
``Instructions for Recording and Reporting Occupational Radiation Dose 
Data,'' is temporarily identified by its task number, DG-8029, which 
should be mentioned in all related correspondence. Like its 
predecessors, the proposed revision describes an acceptable program for 
the preparation, retention, and reporting of records of occupational 
radiation doses in accordance with Title 10, Part 20, of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 20), ``Standards for Protection 
Against Radiation.'' Section 20.1502 establishes ``Conditions Requiring

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Individual Monitoring of External and Internal Occupational Dose.'' 
Specifically, 10 CFR 20.1502 requires licensees to provide radiation 
monitoring for all occupationally exposed individuals who might receive 
a dose in excess of 10 percent of the limits defined in 10 CFR 20.1201 
or 20 percent of the limits defined in 10 CFR 20.1207 or 20.1208. To 
augment that provision, 10 CFR 20.2106, ``Records of Individual 
Monitoring Results,'' requires licensees to maintain records of the 
radiation exposures of all individuals for whom personnel monitoring is 
required pursuant to 10 CFR 20.1502. Also, according to 10 CFR 20.2104, 
``Determination of Prior Occupational Dose,'' licensees shall determine 
the dose in the current monitoring year for all persons who must be 
monitored, and attempt to obtain the records of cumulative occupational 
radiation dose. In addition, 10 CFR 20.2104(b) requires that, prior to 
permitting an individual to participate in a planned special exposure, 
licensees shall determine the internal and external doses from all 
previous planned special exposures, and record all previous doses in 
excess of the limits received during the lifetime of the individual. 
Licensees are required to maintain prior dose records on NRC Form 4 or 
its equivalent. Further, 10 CFR 20.2206, ``Reports of Individual 
Monitoring,'' requires certain licensees to submit to the NRC an annual 
report of the results of individual monitoring. Licensees are required 
to record these annual reports on NRC Form 5 or its equivalent.
    The NRC is issuing this proposed revision to make the guide 
consistent with a recent change to 10 CFR 20.2206, which allows 
electronic submittal of licensees' annual occupational radiation dose 
data via the NRC's Radiation Exposure Information and Reporting System 
(REIRS) for Radiation Workers (a secure Web site) at http://www.reirs.com. Other changes include updating NRC Forms 4 and 5, and 
clarifying and improving the guide to reflect licensees' input and 
experience since the NRC issued Revision 1 of Regulatory Guide 8.7 in 
    The NRC staff is soliciting comments on Draft Regulatory Guide DG-
8029, and comments may be accompanied by relevant information or 
supporting data. Please mention DG-8029 in the subject line of your 
comments. Comments on this draft regulatory guide submitted in writing 
or in electronic form will be made available to the public in their 
entirety through the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management 
System (ADAMS). Personal information will not be removed from your 
comments. 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 
    E-mail comments to: [email protected]. You may also submit comments 
via the NRC's rulemaking Web site at http://ruleforum.llnl.gov. Address 
questions about our rulemaking Web site to Carol A. Gallagher (301) 
415-5905; e-mail [email protected].
    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 Draft Regulatory Guide DG-
8029 may be directed to Sheryl A. Burrows at (301) 415-6086 or by e-
mail to [email protected].
    Comments would be most helpful if received by July 12, 2005. 
Comments received after that date will be considered if it is practical 
to do so, but the NRC is able to ensure consideration only for comments 
received on or before this date. Although a time limit is given, 
comments and suggestions in connection with items for inclusion in 
guides currently being developed or improvements in all published 
guides are encouraged at any time.
    Electronic copies of the draft regulatory guide are available 
through the NRC's public Web site under Draft Regulatory Guides in the 
Regulatory Guides document collection of the NRC's Electronic Reading 
Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/. Electronic 
copies 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 ML051120144. Note, however, that the NRC has 
temporarily limited 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 
email 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 at Rockville, Maryland, this 9th day of May, 2005.

    For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Farouk Eltawila,
Director, Division of Systems Analysis and Regulatory Effectiveness 
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. E5-2415 Filed 5-13-05; 8:45 am]