[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 146 (Friday, July 31, 2009)]
[Pages 38238-38239]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-18009]




Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Issuance and Availability of Draft Regulatory Guide, 
DG-4015, Preparation of Environmental Reports for Nuclear Power Plant 
License Renewal Applications.


Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone: (301) 415-
3835 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), entitled, ``Preparation of 
Environmental Reports for Nuclear Power Plant License Renewal 
Applications,'' is temporarily identified by its task number, DG-4015, 
which should be mentioned in all related correspondence. DG-4015 is

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proposed Revision 1 of Regulatory Guide 4.2, Supplement 1, dated 
September 2000. This guidance document provides general procedures for 
the preparation of environmental reports (ER), which are submitted as 
part of an application for the renewal of a nuclear power plant 
operating license in accordance with Title 10, Part 54, ``Requirements 
for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants,'' of the 
Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR part 54). This regulatory guide 
amends Supplement 1 to Regulatory Guide 4.2, ``Preparation of 
Supplemental Environmental Reports for Applications to Renew Nuclear 
Power Plant Operating Licenses,'' issued September 2000. Use of this 
regulatory guide will help to ensure the completeness of the 
information provided in the ER, assist staff of the NRC and others in 
locating pertinent information, and facilitate the environmental review 
process. However, the NRC does not require conformance with the 
procedures, which are provided for guidance only.

II. Further Information

    The NRC staff is soliciting comments on DG-4015. Comments may be 
accompanied by relevant information or supporting data and should 
mention DG-4015 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).
    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 
    The NRC requests 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. You may submit comments by any of the following 
    1. Mail comments to: Rulemaking and Directives Branch, Division of 
Administrative Services, Mail Stop: TWB-05-B01M, 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-2008-0608]. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher, 301-492-3668; e-mail 
[email protected].
    3. Fax comments to: Rulemaking and Directives Branch, Division of 
Administrative Services, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission at (301) 492-3446.
    Requests for technical information about DG-4015 may be directed to 
the NRC contact, Jennifer Davis at (301) 415-3835 or e-mail to 
[email protected].
    Comments would be most helpful if received by October 14, 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-4015 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 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 17th 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. E9-18009 Filed 7-30-09; 8:45 am]