[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 106 (Thursday, June 4, 2009)]
[Pages 26894-26895]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-13025]




Office of New Reactors; Interim Staff Guidance on Finalizing 
Licensing Basis Information

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Solicitation of public comment.


SUMMARY: The NRC staff is soliciting public comment on its Proposed 
Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) COL/DC-ISG-011 (Agencywide Documents 
Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML090550772). This 
ISG is to clarify the NRC staff position on finalizing licensing basis 
information at a point during the licensing review, a so-called freeze-
point, and the control of licensing basis information during and 
following the initial review of applications for design certifications 
(DCs) or combined licenses (COLs). The NRC staff issues COL/DC-ISGs to 
facilitate timely implementation of current staff guidance and to 
facilitate activities associated with review of applications for DCs 
and COLs by the Office of New Reactors. The NRC staff intends to 
incorporate the final approved COL/DC-ISG-011 into the next revision of 
Regulatory Guide 1.206, ``Combined License Applications for Nuclear 
Power Plants.''

DATES: Comments must be filed no later than 30 days from the date of 
publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Comments received 
after this date will be considered, if it is practical to do so, but 
the Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments 
received on or before this date.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted to Mr. Michael T. Lesar, 
Chief, Rulemaking and Directives Branch, MS TWB-05-B01M, Division of 
Administrative Services, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, 20555-0001. Members of the 
public are invited and encouraged to submit comments electronically to 

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www.regulations.gov. Search on Docket ID: NRC-2009-0226 and follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
    The NRC maintains an 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: Mr. William D. Reckley, Chief, Project 
Management and Technical Review Branch, Advanced Reactor Program, 
Office of the New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC, 20555-0001; telephone 301-415-7490 or e-mail at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The agency posts its issued staff guidance 
in the agency external Web page (http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/isg/ ).
    The NRC staff is issuing this notice to solicit public comments on 
the proposed COL/DC-ISG-011. After the NRC staff considers any public 
comments, it will make a determination regarding the proposed COL/DC-

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 28th day of May, 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
William F. Burton,
Branch Chief, Rulemaking and Guidance Development Branch, Division of 
New Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors.
[FR Doc. E9-13025 Filed 6-3-09; 8:45 am]