[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 131 (Friday, July 10, 2009)]
[Pages 33281-33282]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-16352]




Notice of Availability of Draft Interim Staff Guidance Document 
for Fuel Cycle Facilities

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tamara D. Powell, Nuclear Process 
Engineer, Technical Support Branch, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and 
Safeguards, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20005-0001. Telephone: 
(301) 492-3211; Fax: (301) 492-3363; E-mail: [email protected].


I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) continues to prepare 
and issue Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) documents for fuel cycle 
facilities. These ISG documents provide clarifying guidance to the NRC 
staff when reviewing licensee integrated safety analyses, license 
applications, amendment requests, or other related licensing activities 
for fuel cycle facilities under Title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (10 CFR) part 70. Draft FCSS-ISG-11, Revision 0, ``10 CFR 
part 70, Appendix A--Reportable Safety Events,'' Revision 0, is now 
being issued for public comments.

II. Summary

    The purpose of this notice is to notify the public of the 
availability for review and comments of Draft FCSS-ISG-11, Revision 0, 
``10 CFR part 70, Appendix A--Reportable Safety Events,'' which 
provides guidance addressing the event reporting criteria in Appendix A 
to 10 CFR part 70.
    Upon receiving public comments, the NRC staff will evaluate the 
comments and make a determination whether or not to incorporate the 
comments, as appropriate. The NRC staff will incorporate the guidance 
from the approved ISG into a future regulatory guide on event reporting 
requirements for fuel cycle facility licensees.

DATES: Comments may be submitted by August 10, 2009. Comments received 
after this 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.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any one of the following methods. 
Please include Docket ID NRC-2009-0303 in the subject line of your 
comments. Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be 
posted on the NRC Web site and on the Federal rulemaking Web site 
Regulations.gov. Because your comments will not be edited to remove any 
identifying or contact information, the NRC cautions you against 
including any information in your submission that you do not want to be 
publicly disclosed.
    We request that any party soliciting or aggregating comments 
received from other persons for submission to the NRC inform those 
persons that the NRC will not edit their comments to remove any 
identifying or contact information, and therefore they should not 
include any information in their comments that they do not want 
publicly disclosed.
    Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and 
search for documents filed under Docket ID NRC-2009-0303. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher 301-492-3668; e-mail 
[email protected].
    Mail comments to: Michael T. Lesar, Chief, Rulemaking and 
Directives Branch (RDB), Office of Administration, Mail Stop: TWB-05-
B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, or 
by fax to RDB at (301) 492-3446.

III. Further Information

    The NRC maintains an Agencywide Documents Access and Management 
System (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. The ADAMS accession number for the document related to 
this notice is provided in the following table.

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                                                        ADAMS Accession
                Interim staff guidance                       Number
FCSS Interim Staff Guidance-11, Revision 0...........        ML091730073

    This document may also be viewed electronically on the public 
computers located at the NRC's PDR, O1-F21, One White Flint North, 
11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The PDR reproduction 
contractor will copy documents for a fee. 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 (PDR) 
reference staff at 1 (800) 397-4209, (301) 415-4737, or via e-mail to 
[email protected].

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 30th day of June 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Marissa G. Bailey,
Deputy Director, Special Projects and Technical Support Directorate, 
Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. E9-16352 Filed 7-9-09; 8:45 am]