[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 50 (Tuesday, March 17, 2009)]
[Page 11382]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-5703]




Notice of Issuance of Regulatory Guide

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of issuance and availability of Regulatory Guide (RG) 
10.4, Revision 3.


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) 251-7495 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.
    Revision 3 of RG 10.4, ``Guide for the Preparation of Applications 
for Licenses to Process Source Material,'' was issued for public 
comment with a temporary identification as Draft Regulatory Guide (DG)-
0020. RG 10.4 directs the reader to the type of information acceptable 
to the NRC staff for the review of an application for new licenses, 
license amendments, and license renewals for the processing and use of 
source material in such activities as research and development; 
shielding; manufacturing depleted uranium and thorium-magnesium alloy 
products; manufacturing glass containing uranium; manufacturing and 
distributing other products containing source material; or shaping, 
grinding, and polishing lenses containing thorium. RG 10.4 does not 
apply to (1) activities related to the reactor fuel cycle such as 
uranium and thorium mill operation and uranium hexafluoride production 
or (2) large-scale processing of source material for extraction of 
metallic compounds such as zirconium or hafnium.

II. Further Information

    In September 2008, DG-0020 was published with a public comment 
period of 60 days from the issuance of the guide. The public comment 
period closed on November 10, 2008. No comments were received. 
Electronic copies of RG 10.4, Revision 3 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 27th day of January 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Andrea D. Valentin,
Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of Engineering, 
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. E9-5703 Filed 3-16-09; 8:45 am]