[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 105 (Wednesday, June 3, 2009)]
[Pages 26737-26738]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-12891]




Notice of Issuance of Regulatory Guide

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Issuance and Availability of Regulatory Guide 3.52, 
Revision 2.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Breeda Reilly, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone (301) 492-3110 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

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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 2 of Regulatory Guide 3.52, ``Standard Format and Content 
for the Health and Safety Sections of License Renewal Applications for 
Uranium Processing and Fuel Fabrication,'' was issued with a temporary 
identification as Draft Regulatory Guide, DG-3031. This guide directs 
the reader to the type of information acceptable to the NRC in its 
evaluation and verification of the safety basis for the licensing of 
special nuclear material (SNM). It references the application of NUREG-
1520, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of a License Application 
for a Fuel Cycle Facility,'' issued March 2002, to the format and 
content of license renewal applications for fuel cycle facilities.
    The regulatory framework that the NRC has established for 
procedures and criteria for the licensing of SNM is set forth in Title 
10, Part 70, ``Domestic Licensing of Special Nuclear Material,'' of the 
Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR part 70). In 10 CFR 70.73, 
``Renewal of Licenses,'' the regulations specify that applications for 
license renewal (including licenses for enriched uranium processing, 
fuel fabrication, uranium enrichment, enriched uranium hexafluoride 
conversion, plutonium processing, fabrication of mixed-oxide fuel, and 
scrap recovery of SNM) must be filed in accordance with 10 CFR 2.109, 
``Effect of Timely Renewal Application;'' 10 CFR 70.21, ``Filing;'' 10 
CFR 70.22, ``Contents of Applications;'' 10 CFR 70.33, ``Renewal of 
Licenses;'' 10 CFR 70.38, ``Expiration and Termination of Licenses and 
Decommissioning of Sites and Separate Buildings or Outdoor Areas;'' and 
10 CFR 70.65, ``Additional Content of Applications.''

II. Further Information

    In September 2008, DG-3031 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. The staff's responses to the 
comments received are located in NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and 
Management System (ADAMS) under accession number ML091050072. 
Electronic copies of Regulatory Guide 3.52, Revision 2 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) 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 26th day of May, 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
R.A. Jervey,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of 
Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. E9-12891 Filed 6-2-09; 8:45 am]