[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 78 (Friday, April 24, 2009)]
[Pages 18748-18749]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-9406]




Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Issuance and Availability of Draft Regulatory Guide 


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bruce Lin, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone: (301) 251-7653 or e-
mail to [email protected].


I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public 
comment a draft regulatory guide in the agency's ``Regulatory Guide'' 
series. This series was 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 staff needs in its review of applications 
for permits and licenses.
    The draft regulatory guide (DG), entitled, ``Performance-Based 
Containment Leak-Test Program,'' is temporarily identified by its task 
number, DG-1220, which should be mentioned in all related 
correspondence. DG-1220 is proposed Revision 1 of Regulatory Guide 
    DG-1220 provides guidance on a performance-based leak-test program, 
leakage-rate test methods, procedures, and analyses that the NRC 
considers acceptable for use in complying with the Option B, 
performance-based requirements, in Appendix J, ``Primary Reactor 
Containment Leakage Testing for Water-Cooled Power Reactors,'' to Title 
10, Part 50, ``Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization 
Facilities,'' of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 50). 
Licensees may voluntarily choose either Option A, ``Prescriptive 
Requirements,'' or Option B to meet the requirements of Appendix J to 
10 CFR Part 50.

II. Further Information

    The NRC staff is soliciting comments on DG-1220. Comments may be 
accompanied by relevant information or supporting data and should 
mention DG-1220 in the subject line. Comments submitted in writing or 
in electronic

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form will be made available to the public in their entirety through the 
NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS).
    Personal information will not be removed from your comments. You 
may submit comments by any of the following methods:
    1. Mail comments to: Rulemaking and Directives Branch, TWB-5-A01, 
Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    2. E-mail comments to: [email protected].
    3. Fax comments to: Rulemaking and Directives Branch, Office of 
Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission at (301) 492-3446.
    Requests for technical information about DG-1220 may be directed to 
the NRC contact, Bruce Lin at (301) 251-7653 or e-mail to 
[email protected].
    Comments would be most helpful if received by June 26, 2009. 
Comments received after that date will be considered if it is practical 
to do so, but the NRC is able to ensure consideration only for comments 
received on or before this date. Although a time limit is given, 
comments and suggestions in connection with items for inclusion in 
guides currently being developed or improvements in all published 
guides are encouraged at any time.
    Electronic copies of DG-1220 are available through the NRC's public 
Web site under Draft Regulatory Guides in the ``Regulatory Guides'' 
collection of the NRC's Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/. Electronic copies are also available in 
ADAMS (http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html), under Accession No. 
    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].
    Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and Commission approval is 
not required to reproduce them.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17th day of April 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Andrea D. Valentin,
Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of Engineering, 
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. E9-9406 Filed 4-23-09; 8:45 am]