[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 238 (Monday, December 14, 2009)]
[Pages 66163-66164]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-29655]




Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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


Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone: (301) 251-
7558 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

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postulated accidents, and data that the staff needs in its review of 
applications for permits and licenses.
    The draft regulatory guide (DG), entitled, ``Planned Special 
Exposures,'' is temporarily identified by its task number, DG-8032, 
which should be mentioned in all related correspondence. DG-8032 is a 
proposed Revision 1 of Regulatory Guide 8.35, dated June 1992.
    In the revised Title 10, of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 
20, ``Standards for Protection Against Radiation'' (10 CFR Part 20), 
(10 CFR 20.1201(b) and 10 CFR 20.1206, ``Planned Special Exposures,'' 
provide the conditions and limits for planned special exposures (PSEs) 
of adult workers (i.e., doses in addition to and accounted for 
separately from the doses received under the limits specified in 10 CFR 
20.1201, ``Occupational Dose Limits for Adults.'' In addition, 10 CFR 
20.2104(b) and 10 CFR 20.2104(e)(2) specify the requirements for 
obtaining prior occupational dose information, and 10 CFR 20.2105, 
``Records of Planned Special Exposures,'' and 10 CFR 20.2106, ``Records 
of Individual Monitoring Results,'' specify the requirements for 
exposure and monitoring records applicable to PSEs. The requirements 
for reporting PSEs appear in 10 CFR 20.2202(e) and in 10 CFR 20.2204, 
``Reports of Planned Special Exposures.''
    This regulatory guide provides guidance on the conditions and 
prerequisites for permitting PSEs allowed by 10 CFR Part 20, the 
associated specific monitoring and reporting requirements, and examples 
of acceptable means of satisfying these requirements.

II. Further Information

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any one of the following methods. 
Please include Docket ID NRC-2009-0556 in the subject line of your 
comments. Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be 
posted on the NRC Web site and on the Federal rulemaking Web site 
Regulations.gov. 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 disclosed.
    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.
    Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and 
search for documents filed under Docket ID NRC-2009-0556. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher 301-492-3668; e-mail 
[email protected].
    Mail comments to: Michael T. Lesar, Chief, Rulemaking and 
Directives Branch (RDB), Division of Administrative Services, Office of 
Administration, Mail Stop: TWB-05-B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, or by fax to RDB at (301) 492-
    You can access publicly available documents related to this notice 
using the following methods:
    NRC's Public Document Room (PDR): The public may examine and have 
copied for a fee publicly available documents at the NRC's PDR, Public 
File Area O1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, Maryland.
    NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): 
Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are 
available electronically at the NRC's Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this page, the public can gain 
entry into ADAMS, which provides text and image files of NRC's public 
documents. If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems 
in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC's PDR 
reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by e-mail to 
[email protected].
    Federal Rulemaking Web site: Public comments and supporting 
materials related to this notice can be found at http://www.regulations.gov by searching on Docket ID: NRC-2009-0556.
    Requests for technical information about DG-8032 may be directed to 
the NRC contact, Mohammad S. Saba at (301) 251-7558 or e-mail to 
[email protected].
    Comments would be most helpful if received by March 11, 2010. 
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-8032 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 7th day of December 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Harriet Karagiannis,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of 
Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. E9-29655 Filed 12-11-09; 8:45 am]