[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 177 (Tuesday, September 15, 2009)]
[Pages 47280-47281]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-22184]




Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Issuance and Availability of Draft Regulatory Guide, 


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: R. A. Jervey, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory

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Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone: (301) 251-7404 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, ``Quality Assurance 
Program Requirements for Research and Test Reactors,'' is temporarily 
identified by its task number, DG-2001, which should be mentioned in 
all related correspondence. DG-2001 is proposed Revision 1 of 
Regulatory Guide 2.5, dated May 1977.
    This guide describes a method acceptable to the staff of the NRC in 
complying with the Commission's regulations with regard to the overall 
quality assurance program requirements for research and test reactors.
    Title 10, Section 50.34(a)(7), of the Code of Federal Regulations 
(10 CFR 50.34(a)(7)), requires each applicant for a construction permit 
to build a production or utilization facility to include, in its 
preliminary safety analysis report, a description of the quality 
assurance program to be applied to the design and construction of the 
structures, systems, and components of the facility. Furthermore, 10 
CFR 50.34(b)(6)(ii) requires that each applicant for a license to 
operate a facility include, in the final safety analysis report, a 
description of the managerial and administrative controls to be used to 
ensure safe operation.

II. Further Information

    The NRC staff is soliciting comments on DG-2001. Comments may be 
accompanied by relevant information or supporting data and should 
mention DG-2001 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, 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-2009-0396]. 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-2001 may be directed to 
the NRC contact, R.A. Jervey at (301) 251-7404 or e-mail to 
[email protected].
    Comments would be most helpful if received by November 13, 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-2001 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 2nd day of September 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Andrea D. Valentin,
Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of Engineering, 
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
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