[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 149 (Wednesday, August 5, 2009)]
[Pages 39117-39118]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-18686]




Notice of Publication of Draft Revision 2, NUREG-1520, ``Standard 
Review Plan for the Review of a License Application for a Fuel Cycle 
Facility'' and Opportunity To Provide Comments

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Notice of availability of the proposed revision to NUREG-1520 
and request for public comment.


SUMMARY: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is announcing the 
availability of a revision to NUREG-1520, ``Standard Review Plan for 
the Review of a License Application for a Fuel Cycle Facility'' for 
public comment.

DATES: Comments on these documents should be submitted by September 21, 
2009. Comments received after that date will be considered to the 
extent practicable. To ensure efficient and complete comment 
resolution, comments should include references to the section, page, 
and line numbers of the document to which the comment applies, if 

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any one of the following methods. 
Please include Docket ID NRC-2009-0339 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.
    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.
    Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and 
search for documents filed under Docket ID NRC-2009-0339. 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), Division of Administrative Services, 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-
    You can access publicly available documents related to this notice 
using the following methods:
    NRC's Public Document Room (PDR): The public may examine and have 
copied for a fee publicly available documents at the NRC's PDR, Public 
File Area O1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, Maryland.
    NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): 
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 gain 
entry into ADAMS, which provides text and image files of NRC's public 
documents. If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems 
in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC's

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PDR reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by e-mail to 
[email protected]. The Standard Review Plan (NUREG-1520) is 
available electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML091470567.
    Federal Rulemaking Web site: Public comments and supporting 
materials related to this notice can be found at http://www.regulations.gov by searching on Docket ID: NRC-2009-0339.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cinthya Rom[aacute]n Cuevas, Chemical 
Engineer, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001 by telephone 
at 301-492-3224 or e-mail at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The standard review plan (SRP) for the 
review of a license application for a fuel cycle facility (NUREG-1520) 
provides NRC staff guidance for reviewing and evaluating the safety, 
health, and environmental protection aspects of applications for 
licenses to possess and use SNM to produce nuclear reactor fuel. The 
licensing guidance revision is also intended to provide information 
needed to better risk-inform the preoperational readiness reviews. 
Specifically, items or features or aspects of the design identified 
during the licensing review as important, will be highlighted to verify 
compliance with specific commitments during the preoperational 
readiness reviews.
    The SRP has been updated to improve and enhance the guidance by 
providing increased clarity and definition in specific areas of the 
licensing program and adding additional guidance in areas where 
information was lacking or not suitably addressed. This effort was 
focused on improving both the clarity, and also consistency, of the 
SRP, with the Agency positions that support compliance with current 
regulations. In addition, this revision has been reformatted and 
reorganized to improve the consistency within the document.

    Dated at Rockville, MD, this 28th day of July 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Michael Tschiltz,
Deputy Director, Fuel Facility Licensing Directorate, Division of Fuel 
Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and 
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