[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 193 (Wednesday, October 7, 2009)]
[Page 51625]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-24212]




Withdrawal of Regulatory Guide 7.1

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Withdrawal of Regulatory Guide 7.1.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas J. Herrity, Office of Nuclear 
Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001, telephone: 301-251-7447 or e-mail to 
[email protected].


I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is withdrawing 
Regulatory Guide 7.1 (RG 7.1), ``Administrative Guide for Packaging and 
Transporting Radioactive Material.'' This guide was published in June 
1974 and provided guidance on which packaging and labeling regulations 
of the Department of Transportation (DOT) apply in a given case and 
what must be done to comply with those regulations. The NRC is 
withdrawing this regulatory guide because it is outdated.
    Although DOT revised their regulations on packaging and shipment of 
radioactive material several times after issuance of RG 7.1, neither 
this RG nor the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard 
referenced in the RG have been revised. In addition, ANSI Subcommittee 
N14.10 withdrew ANSI Standard ANSI N14.10.1, ``Administrative Guide for 
Packaging and Transporting Radioactive Materials,'' dated September 14, 
    DOT issued generic guidance, ``Radioactive Material Regulations 
Review,'' on their hazardous materials regulations in December 2008, 
which includes radioactive material determination and appropriate 
packaging, labeling and placarding for a given material. Because DOT 
issued guidance on meeting their hazardous materials regulations, this 
RG should be withdrawn instead of updated.

II. Further Information

    The withdrawal of RG 7.1 does not alter any prior or existing 
licensing commitments based on its use. The guidance provided in this 
RG is neither necessary nor current. RGs may be withdrawn when their 
guidance is superseded by congressional action or no longer provides 
useful information.
    RGs are available for inspection or downloading through the NRC's 
public Web site under ``Regulatory Guides'' in the NRC's Electronic 
Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections. 
Regulatory guides are not copyrighted and Commission approval is not 
required to reproduce these documents. RGs are also available for 
inspection at the NRC's Public Document Room (PDR), Room O-1 F21, One 
White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-2738.
    The PDR's mailing address is US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Public Document Room, Washington, DC 20555-0001. You can reach the PDR 
staff by telephone at 301-415-4737 or 800-397-4209, by fax at 301-415-
3548, and by e-mail to [email protected].

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 30th 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.
[FR Doc. E9-24212 Filed 10-6-09; 8:45 am]