[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 125 (Thursday, June 30, 2005)]
[Pages 37875-37876]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-3435]



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

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staff needs in its review of applications for permits and licenses.
    Revision 5 of Regulatory Guide 1.101, ``Emergency Response Planning 
and Preparedness for Nuclear Power Reactors,'' provides guidance to 
licensees and applicants concerning emergency response planning 
activities and interactions. This guidance describes a voluntary method 
that the NRC staff considers acceptable for complying with the NRC's 
recently amended regulatory requirements in Appendix E to Title 10, 
Part 50, of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 50), 
particularly as they relate to exercise requirements for co-located 
    The NRC published the substance of this revised guide for public 
comment on July 24, 2003, in a Federal Register notice (68 FR 43673) 
concerning proposed amendments to the NRC's emergency planning 
regulations governing the domestic licensing of production and 
utilization facilities, as specified in Appendix E to 10 CFR Part 50. 
Following the closure of the 75-day public comment period on October 7, 
2003, the staff resolved all stakeholder comments in the course of 
preparing the final rule (70 FR 3591, effective April 26, 2005) and 
Revision 5 of Regulatory Guide 1.101.
    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 5 of Regulatory 
Guide 1.101 may be directed to Daniel M. Barss at (301) 415-2922 or by 
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/. Revision 5 of Regulatory Guide 1.101 is 
also available electronically through the NRC's Agencywide Documents 
Access and Management System (ADAMS) at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html, under Accession No. ML050730286. 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 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 at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of June, 2005.

    For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Carl J. Paperiello,
Director, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. E5-3435 Filed 6-29-05; 8:45 am]