[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 138 (Thursday, July 17, 2008)]
[Pages 41129-41130]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-16364]



Office of New Reactors; Notice of Availability of the Final 
Interim Staff Guidance DC/COL-ISG-05 on the Use of the GALE86 Code for 
Calculation of Routine Radioactive Releases in Gaseous and Liquid 

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: The NRC is issuing its Final Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) DC/
COL-ISG-05 (ADAMS Accession No. ML081710264). This interim staff 
guidance supplements the guidance provided to the staff in Chapter 11, 
``Radioactive Waste Management,'' of NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan 
for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants,'' 
concerning the review of radioactive releases in gaseous and liquid 
effluents (GALE) to support design certification (DC) and combined 
license (COL) applications. This guidance provides a clarification on 
the use of a newer version of the boiling-water reactor and 
pressurized-water reactors GALE codes that is not referenced in the 
current NRC guidance.
    The NRC staff issues DC/COL-ISGs to facilitate timely 
implementation of the current staff guidance and to facilitate 
activities associated with review of applications for DC and COLs by 
the Office of New Reactors. The NRC staff will also incorporate the 
approved DC/COL-ISGs into the next revision to the review guidance 
documents for applications for new reactors, RG 1.206 and RG 1.112.
    Disposition: On March 19, 2008, the staff issued the proposed ISG 
``Use of the GALE86 Code for Calculation of Routine Radioactive 
Releases in Gaseous and Liquid Effluents to Support Design 
Certification and Combined License Applications,'' (COL/DC-ISG-005) 
(ADAMS Accession No. ML080650651) to solicit public and industry 
comment. The staff did not receive any comments on the draft ISG. 
Therefore, the ISG is now being issued for use.

ADDRESSES: The NRC maintains an Agencywide Documents Access and 
Management System (ADAMS), which provides text and image files of NRC's 
public documents. These documents may be accessed through the NRC's 
Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who 
encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS should 
contact the NRC Public Document Room reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 
301-415-4737, or by e-mail at [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Timothy J. Frye, Chief, Health 
Physics Branch, Division of Construction, Inspection, & Operational 
Programs, Office of the New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone 301-415-3900 or e-mail 
at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The agency posts its issued staff guidance 
on the agency external Web page (http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/isg/).

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 10th day of July 2008.

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    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission,
William D. Reckley,
Branch Chief, Rulemaking, Guidance and Advanced Reactors Branch, 
Division of New Reactor Licensing Office of New Reactors.
[FR Doc. E8-16364 Filed 7-16-08; 8:45 am]