[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 242 (Friday, December 18, 2009)]
[Pages 67253-67254]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-30103]




Final Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: R. A. Jervey, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone: (301) 215-7404 or e-
mail to [email protected].


I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) is 
issuing a revised 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 1.205, Revision 1, ``Risk-Informed, Performance-
Based Fire Protection for Existing Light-Water Nuclear Power Plants,'' 
was issued with a temporary identification as Draft Regulatory Guide, 
DG-1218. Regulatory Guide 1.205, Revision 1, incorporates the lessons-
learned from ongoing review of the National Fire Protection Association 
Standard 805 pilot applications and endorses the recently released 
Revision 2 of Nuclear Energy Institute document NEI 04-02, ``Guidance 
for Implementing a Risk-Informed, Performance-Based Fire Protection 
Program Under Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 
50.48(c).'' The technical information in the draft RG was developed by 
the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation staff in conjunction with 
agency stakeholders.

II. Further Information

    In March 2009, DG-1218 was published with a public comment

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period of 60 days from the issuance of the guide. The staff's responses 
to the public comments received are located in the NRC's Agencywide 
Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) under Accession Number 
ML092460330. The summary regulatory analysis is located in ADAMS under 
Accession Number ML092730342. Electronic copies of RG 1.205 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 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 11th day of December 2009.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Andrea D. Valentin,
Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of Engineering, 
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. E9-30103 Filed 12-17-09; 8:45 am]