[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 131 (Friday, July 10, 2009)]
[Pages 33282-33283]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-16349]




Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Issuance, Availability of Draft Regulatory Guide (DG)-1176.


Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone: (301) 415-
1180 or e-mail [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, entitled, ``Guidance for the Assessment 
of Beyond-Design-Basis Aircraft Impacts,'' is temporarily identified by 
its task number, DG-1176, which should be mentioned in all related 
correspondence. This guide describes a method that the staff of the NRC 
considers acceptable for use in satisfying its regulations in Title 10 
of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) part 50, ``Domestic 
Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities,'' regarding the 
consideration of aircraft impacts for new nuclear power reactors. In 
particular, this guide endorses the methodologies described in the 
industry guidance document, Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) 07-13, 
``Methodology for Performing Aircraft Impact Assessments for New Plant 
Designs,'' Revision 7, issued May 2009. The public version of NEI 07-13 
can be found in the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management 
System (ADAMS), Accession No. ML091490723. Publicly available documents 
created or received at the NRC are available electronically at the 
NRC's Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this page, the public can enter the ADAMS database, 
which provides text and image files of the NRC's public documents. 
Persons who do not have access to ADAMS, or who have problems accessing 
the documents located in ADAMS, may contact the reference staff in the 
NRC's Public Document Room at 1-800-397-4209 or 301-415-4737, or by e-
mail at [email protected]. Nonpublic versions of this regulatory 
guide and NEI 07-13 contain more specific details about the methodology 
for performing aircraft impact assessments and will be handled under 
Safeguards Information (SGI) controls. Because the nonpublic guidance 
documents will contain SGI, the documents will only be made available 
to those individuals with a need to know and who are otherwise 
qualified to have access to SGI. Plant designers (including their 
employees and agents) who meet the NRC's requirements for access to SGI 
will be entitled to use the more detailed guidance documents to perform 
the aircraft impact assessments.

II. Further Information

    The NRC staff is soliciting comments on DG-1176. Comments may be 
accompanied by relevant information or supporting data, and should 
mention DG-1176 in the subject line. Comments submitted in writing or 
in electronic 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, Mail Stop: 
TWB-05-B01M, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    2. Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov 
and search for documents filed under Docket ID [NRC-2009-0304]. 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-1176 may be directed to 
the DG-1176 may be directed to the NRC contact, Nanette Gilles at (301) 
415-1180 or e-mail to [email protected].
    Comments would be most helpful if received by September 8, 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-1176 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) 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

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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 Commission approval is 
not required to reproduce them.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 6th day of July 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. E9-16349 Filed 7-9-09; 8:45 am]