[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 129 (Wednesday, July 8, 2009)]
[Pages 32651-32652]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-16144]




Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Issuance and Availability of Draft Regulatory Guide, 


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Lee, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone: (301) 415-2916 or e-
mail to [email protected].


I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public 
comment a draft 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), titled, ``Containment Isolation 
Provisions for Fluid Systems),'' is temporarily identified by its task 
number, DG-1213, which should be mentioned in all related 
correspondence. DG-1213 is proposed Revision 1 of Regulatory Guide 
    DG-1213 describes updated methods that the NRC staff considers 
acceptable for use in complying with the Commission's requirements for 
containment isolation of fluid systems.
    Title 10, of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 50, ``Domestic 
Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities'' (10 CFR Part 50), 
Appendix A, ``General Design Criteria for Nuclear Power Plants,'' 
General Design Criteria (GDC) 54, 55, 56, and 57 establishes that 
piping systems that penetrate the primary reactor containment be 
provided with isolation capabilities that reflect the importance to 
safety of isolating these piping systems.

II. Further Information

    The NRC staff is soliciting comments on DG-1213. Comments may be 
accompanied by relevant information or supporting data and should 
mention DG-1213 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, Office of 
Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
    2. Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov 
and search for documents filed under Docket ID [NRC-2009-0282]. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher, 301-492-3668; e-mail 
[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-1213 may be directed to 
the NRC contact, Brian Lee at (301) 415-2916 or e-mail to 
[email protected].
    Comments would be most helpful if received by August 28, 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-1213 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 30th day of June 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Mark P. Orr,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of 
Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. E9-16144 Filed 7-7-09; 8:45 am]