[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 30 (Tuesday, February 17, 2009)]
[Page 7488]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-3397]




Office of New Reactors; Notice of Availability of the Final 
Interim Staff Guidance COL/ESP-ISG-04 on the Definition of Construction 
and on Limited Work Authorizations

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: The NRC is issuing its Final Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) COL/
ESP-ISG-004 (ML090060897). This ISG provides guidance regarding the 
definition of construction and the delineation of preconstruction 
activities and those activities requiring prior approval of the U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission). In addition, 
this ISG provides guidance regarding the information to be submitted by 
any applicant for a limited work authorization (LWA).
    The NRC staff issues ISGs to facilitate timely implementation of 
the current staff guidance and to facilitate activities associated with 
review of applications for early site permits and combined licenses for 
the Office of New Reactors. The NRC staff will also incorporate COL/
ESP-ISG-004 into the next revisions of the Regulatory Guide 1.206, 
``Combined License Applications for Nuclear Power Plants,'' and related 
guidance documents.

ADDRESSES: The NRC maintains an Agencywide Documents Access and 
ManagementSystem (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: Ms. Nanette V. Gilles, Division of New 
Reactor Licensing, Office of the New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone 301-415-1180 or e-mail 
at [email protected].

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

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 9th day of February 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Patrick M. Madden,
Deputy Director, Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of New 
[FR Doc. E9-3397 Filed 2-13-09; 8:45 am]