[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 117 (Friday, June 19, 2009)]
[Page 29244]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-14421]




Notice of Issuance of Regulatory Guide

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Issuance and Availability of Regulatory Guide 4.1, 
Revision 2.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Garry, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone (301) 415-2766 or e-
mail [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 2 of Regulatory Guide 4.1, ``Radiological Environmental 
Monitoring for Nuclear Power Plants,'' was issued with a temporary 
identification as Draft Regulatory Guide, DG-4013. This guide describes 
a method that the staff of the NRC considers acceptable for use in 
establishing and conducting an environmental monitoring program at 
nuclear power plants. The guide describes programs for preoperational 
and operational environmental monitoring.

II. Further Information

    In November 2008, DG-4013 was published with a public comment 
period of 60 days from the issuance of the guide. The public comment 
period closed on January 30, 2009. The staff's responses to the 
comments received are located in the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access 
and Management System under accession number ML091310156. Electronic 
copies of Regulatory Guide 4.1, 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, MD, this 12th day of June 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Richard A. Jervey,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of 
Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. E9-14421 Filed 6-18-09; 8:45 am]