[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 4 (Wednesday, January 7, 2009)]
[Pages 728-729]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-31423]



Notice of Issuance of Regulatory Guide

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Issuance and Availability of Regulatory Guide 3.25, 
Revision 1.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Orr, Regulatory Guide Development 
Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, 
telephone (301) 415-6373 or e-mail to [email protected].


I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a revision 
to an existing guide in the agency's ``Regulatory Guide'' series. This 
series was developed to describe and make available to the public 
information such as methods that are acceptable to the NRC staff for 
implementing specific parts of the agency'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 3.25, ``Standard Format and Content of Safety 
Analysis Reports for Uranium Enrichment Facilities,'' was issued with a 
temporary identification as Draft Regulatory Guide, DG-3033. This 
regulatory guide directs the reader to the type of information 
acceptable to the NRC staff for review of a safety analysis report 
(SAR) for uranium enrichment facilities. The SAR may be a separate 
report submitted as part of the application or may be integrated into 
the license application. This guide also refers the reader to 
documentation on the standard format and content of SARs and related 
documents submitted as part of an application to construct or modify 
and operate a nuclear fuel cycle facility. Title 10, Part 70, 
``Domestic Licensing of Special Nuclear Material,'' Subpart H, 
``Additional Requirements for Certain Licensees Authorized to Possess a 
Critical Mass of Special Nuclear

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Material,'' of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 70, Subpart 
H) identifies risk-informed performance requirements and requires 
applicants to complete an integrated safety analysis (ISA) and submit 
an ISA summary and other information to the NRC for approval.
    This regulatory guide endorses the standard format and content for 
SARs and ISA summaries described in the current version of NUREG-1520, 
``Standard Review Plan for the Review of a License Application for a 
Fuel Cycle Facility,'' as a process that the NRC staff finds acceptable 
for meeting the regulatory requirements.

II. Further Information

    In May 2008, DG-3033 was published with a public comment period of 
60 days from the issuance of the guide. The public comment period 
closed on July 25, 2008. The staff's responses to the public comments 
are located in the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management 
System (ADAMS), Accession Number ML082690576. Electronic copies of 
Regulatory Guide 3.25, Revision 1 are available through the NRC's 
public Web site under ``Regulatory Guides'' at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/.
    In addition, regulatory guides are available for inspection at the 
NRC's Public Document Room (PDR), which is located at Room O-1F21, One 
White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852-
2738. 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) 397-4209, by fax at (301) 415-3548, and by e-mail to 
[email protected].
    Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and NRC approval is not 
required to reproduce them.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 29th day of December 2008.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Mark P. Orr,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of 
Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
 [FR Doc. E8-31423 Filed 1-6-09; 8:45 am]