[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 160 (Thursday, August 20, 2009)]
[Pages 42128-42129]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-19997]



[NRC-2009-0276; NRC-2009-0275; NRC-2009-0274; NRC-2009-0277]

Draft Regulatory Guides: Granting Extension of Comment Period

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Granting of Request to Extend the Comment Period of 
Draft Regulatory Guide (DG)-1221, ``Control of Stainless Steel Weld 
Cladding of Low-Alloy Steel Components;'' DG-1222, ``Control of Preheat 
Temperature for Welding of Low-Alloy Steel;'' DG-1223, ``Control of 
Electroslag Weld Properties;'' and DG-1224, ``Control of the Processing 
and Use of Stainless Steel.''


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Hixon, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone: (301) 251-7639 or e-
mail to [email protected].


I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued for public 
comment DG-1221, DG-1222, DG-1223, and DG-1224, which were published in 
the Federal Register, 74 FR 31991, 74 FR 31993, 74 FR 31993, and 74 FR 
31992, respectively, on July 6, 2009. This series was developed to 

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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.

II. Further Information

    The NRC staff requested receipt of comments on DG-1221, DG-1222, 
DG-1223, and DG-1224 by August 31, 2009. Requests for technical 
information about DG-1221, DG-1222, DG-1223, and DG-1224 may be 
directed to the NRC contact, Jeffrey Hixon at (301) 251-7639 or e-mail 
[email protected].
    Electronic copies of DG-1221, DG-1222, DG-1223, and DG-1224 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 of DG-1221, DG-1222, DG-1223, and DG-1224 are also 
available in ADAMS (http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html), under 
Accession Nos. ML090750044, ML090750343, ML090750626, and ML090750744, 
    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.

III. Request To Extend the Comment Period

Basis for the Request

    The NRC received the following extension request:
    In a letter, dated August 6, 2009, the Nuclear Energy Institute 
requested that the public review and comment period on DG-1221, DG-
1222, DG-1223, and DG-1224 be extended to October 1, 2009. NEI 
requested a 30-day extension of the public comment period on these 
draft guides until October 1, 2009, to allow adequate time to complete 
and document their review.

Response to Request

    By this action, the NRC staff is extending the comment period until 
October 1, 2009. Comments received after October 1, 2009, would be 
considered if practical to do so but the NRC is able to ensure 
consideration only for comments received on or before October 1, 2009. 
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.
    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, 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-2009-0276, NRC-
2009-0275, NRC-2009-0274 and NRC-2009-0277]. 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.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 11th day of August 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
John N. Ridgely,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of 
Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. E9-19997 Filed 8-19-09; 8:45 am]