[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 206 (Tuesday, October 27, 2009)]
[Pages 55274-55275]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-25784]




Office of New Reactors; Interim Staff Guidance on Post-Combined 
License Commitments

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Solicitation of public comment.


SUMMARY: The NRC is soliciting public comment on its Proposed Interim 

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Guidance (ISG) ESP/DC/COL-ISG-015 (Agencywide Documents Access and 
Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML091671355). The purpose of 
this ISG is to modify and provide early site permit (ESP), design 
certification (DC) and combined license (COL) applicants additional 
clarity and guidance for the application of Section C.III.4 of 
Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.206. In addition, the ISG provides additional 
clarity to the guidance in NUREG-0800, Standard Review Plan Chapter 
1.0, for NRC review of DC and COL applications. While reviewing DC and 
COL applications, the NRC staff determined that the guidance in Section 
C.III.4 of RG 1.206 on COL information items that cannot be resolved 
before the issuance of a license needed some additional clarification 
and guidance. In addition, it was determined that referring to this 
category of COL information items as ``COL Holder'' items is 
inappropriate. Specific guidance for determining which of the 
commitment types (i.e., inspection, test, analysis, and acceptance 
criteria, license condition, and final safety analysis report 
commitment) was the most appropriate for these COL information items 
was considered necessary, along with examples for clarification, for 
common understanding by applicants preparing their COL applications and 
NRC staff reviewing these COL applications. The NRC staff issues ISGs 
to facilitate timely implementation of current staff guidance and to 
facilitate activities associated with review of applications by the 
Office of New Reactors. The NRC staff also intends to incorporate the 
approved ESP/DC/COL-ISG-015 into the next revision of RG 1.206 and 
related guidance documents.

DATES: Comments must be filed no later than 30 days from the date of 
publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Comments received 
after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the 
Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments received 
on or before this date.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted to Mr. Michael T. Lesar, 
Chief, Rulemaking and Directives Branch, MS TWB-05-B01M, Division of 
Administrative Services, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Members of the public 
are invited and encouraged to submit comments electronically to http://www.regulations.gov. Search on Docket ID: NRC-2009-0467 and follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
    The NRC ADAMS 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 Room reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-
4737, or by e-mail at [email protected].

Rulemaking and Guidance Development Branch, Division of New Reactor 
Licensing, Office of the New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; at telephone 301-415-6332 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/).
    The NRC staff is issuing this notice to solicit public comments on 
proposed ESP/DC/COL-ISG-015. After the NRC staff considers any public 
comments, it will make a determination regarding proposed ESP/DC/COL-

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of October 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
David B. Matthews,
Director, Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors.
[FR Doc. E9-25784 Filed 10-26-09; 8:45 am]