[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 195 (Friday, October 9, 2009)]
[Pages 52267-52268]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-24424]




Office of New Reactors; Final Interim Staff Guidance on 
Evaluation and Acceptance Criteria for 10 CFR 20.1406 To Support Design 
Certification and Combined License Applications

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: The NRC is issuing its Final Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) DC/
COL-ISG-06 (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) 
Accession No. ML092470100). The purpose of this ISG is to clarify NRC 
position on what is an acceptable level of detail and content for 
demonstrating compliance with Title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations, Section 20.1406 (10 CFR 20.1406). Regulatory Guide 4.21, 
``Minimization of Contamination and Waste Generation: Life Cycle 
Planning,'' provides an acceptable method of demonstrating compliance. 
This ISG provides further clarification on the evaluation and 
acceptance criteria that will be used by NRC staff in reaching a 
reasonable assurance finding that a design certification (DC) or 
combined license (COL) applicant has complied with the requirements of 
10 CFR 20.1406. The NRC staff issues DC/COL-ISGs to facilitate timely 
implementation of current staff guidance and to facilitate activities 
associated with review of applications for DCs and COLs by the Office 
of New Reactors. The NRC staff will also incorporate the approved DC/
COL-ISG-06 into the next revision of the SRP and related guidance 

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DISPOSITION:  On July 31, 2008, the staff issued the proposed ISG 
``Evaluation and Acceptance Criteria for 10 CFR 20.1406 to Support 
Design Certification and Combined License Applications,'' (DC/COL-ISG-
06) (ADAMS Accession No. ML081850160). There were no comments received 
on the proposed ISG. At a March 12, 2009 public meeting with Nuclear 
Energy Institute (NEI) to discuss Health Physics Issues for New 
Reactors (ADAMS Accession No. ML090890093), the staff provided copies 
of draft Revision 7 of ``Interim Staff Guidance for Evaluation and 
Acceptance Criteria for 10 CFR 20.1406 to Support Design Certification 
and Combined License Applications'' (ADAMS Accession No. ML090640183) 
to NEI and requested input back by April 3, 2009. Some of the comments 
received (ADAMS Accession No. ML090990781) were subsequently 
incorporated into this document. Staff responses to public comments on 
DC/COL-ISG-06 can be found in ADAMS as Accession Number ML092740151.

ADDRESSES: The NRC maintains ADAMS which provides text and image files 
of NRC's public documents. These documents may be accessed through the 
NRC's Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. Persons who do not have access to 
ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in 
ADAMS should contact the NRC Public Document reference staff at 1-800-
397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by e-mail at [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Timothy J. Frye, Chief, Health 
Physics Branch, Division of Construction Inspection and Operational 
Programs, Office of the New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone at 301-415-3900 or e-
mail at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The agency posts its issued staff guidance 
in the agency external Web page (http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/isg/).

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 2nd day of October 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
George M. Tartal,
Acting Branch Chief, Rulemaking and Guidance Development Branch, 
Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors.
[FR Doc. E9-24424 Filed 10-8-09; 8:45 am]