[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 36 (Wednesday, February 24, 2010)]
[Pages 8412-8413]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-3679]




Office of New Reactors: Interim Staff Guidance on Assessing 
Ground Water Flow and Transport of Accidental Radionuclide Releases; 
Solicitation of Public Comment

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Solicitation of public comment.


SUMMARY: The NRC is soliciting public comment on its Proposed Interim 
Staff Guidance (ISG) DC/COL-ISG-014 (Agencywide Documents Access and 
Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML091320560). The purpose of 
this ISG is to provide Combined License (COL) and Design Certification 
(DC) applicants additional clarity and guidance for the application of 
Sections 2.4.12 and 2.4.13 of the Standard Review Plan (SRP), NUREG 
0800 ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports 
for Nuclear Power Plants.'' Specifically, this ISG would revise the 
staff guidance in SRP Sections 2.4.12 and 2.4.13 regarding the 
assessment of ground water flow and transport of accidental 
radionuclide releases necessary to demonstrate compliance with the 
requirements of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 100 
(10 CFR 100) and Appendix B to 10 CFR part 20 on effluent concentration 
limits. 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-014 into the next revision of the SRP and related guidance 

DATES: Comments must be filed no later than 60 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: Please include Docket ID NRC-2010-0047 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

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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.
    You may submit comments by any one of the following methods:
    Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and 
search for documents filed under Docket ID NRC-2010-0047. Comments may 
be submitted electronically through this Web site. Address questions 
about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher at 301-492-3668; e-mail at 
[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-2010-0047.

Hydrologic Engineering Branch, Division of Site and Environmental 
Reviews, Office of the New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone at 301-415-7190 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 DC/COL-ISG-014. After the NRC staff considers any public 
comments, it will make a determination regarding proposed DC/COL-ISG-

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 3rd day of February 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
William F. Burton,
Branch Chief, Rulemaking and Guidance Development Branch, Division of 
New Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors.
[FR Doc. 2010-3679 Filed 2-23-10; 8:45 am]