[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 201 (Tuesday, October 20, 2009)]
[Page 53785]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-25144]

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Notice of Issuance of Regulatory Guide

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Issuance and Availability of Regulatory Guide 1.215.


Development Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear 
Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001, telephone (301) 251-7404 or e-mail to [email protected].


I. Introduction

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a new guide in 
the agency's ``Regulatory Guide'' series. This series was developed to 
describe and make available to the public information such as methods 
that are acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing specific parts of 
the agency'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.
    Regulatory Guide 1.215, Revision 0, ``Guidance for ITAAC Closure 
Under 10 CFR Part 52,'' was issued with a temporary identification as 
Draft Regulatory Guide, DG-1204. This guide describes a method that the 
staff of the NRC considers acceptable for use in satisfying the 
requirements for documenting the completion of inspections, tests, 
analyses, and acceptance criteria (ITAAC). In particular, this guide 
endorses the methodologies described in the industry guidance document 
Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) 08-01, ``Industry Guideline for the 
ITAAC Closure Process Under 10 CFR Part 52,'' Revision 3, issued 
January 2009, for the implementation of Title 10, Section 52.99, 
``Inspection during construction,'' of the Code of Federal Regulations 
(10 CFR 52.99).

II. Further Information

    In March 2009, DG-1204 was published with a public comment period 
of 60 days from the issuance of the guide. The public comment period 
closed on May 13, 2009. The staff's responses to the comments received 
are located in the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management 
System under accession number ML091480083. Electronic copies of 
Regulatory Guide 1.215, Revision 0 are available through the NRC's 
public Web site under ``Regulatory Guides'' at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/.
    In addition, regulatory guides are available for inspection at the 
NRC's Public Document Room (PDR) located at Room O-1F21, One White 
Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852-2738. 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) 397-4209, 
by fax at (301) 415-3548, and by e-mail to [email protected].
    Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and NRC approval is not 
required to reproduce them.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 5th day of October 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Andrea D. Valentin,
Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of Engineering, 
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. E9-25144 Filed 10-19-09; 8:45 am]