[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 61 (Wednesday, March 31, 2010)]
[Page 16202]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-7202]



 [DC/COL-ISG-017; NRC-2009-0380]

Office of New Reactors; Interim Staff Guidance on Ensuring 
Hazard-Consistent Seismic Input for Site Response and Soil Structure 
Interaction Analyses

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: The NRC staff is issuing its Final Interim Staff Guidance 
(ISG) DC/COL-ISG-017 titled ``Ensuring Hazard-Consistent Seismic Input 
for Site Response and Soil Structure Interaction Analyses,'' 
(Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession 
No. ML100570203). This ISG supplements the guidance provided to the NRC 
staff in Sections 2.5 and 3.7 of NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan 
(SRP) for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power 
Plants,'' March 2007, and DC/COL-ISG-01, ``Interim Staff Guidance on 
Seismic Issues Associated with High Frequency Ground Motion in Design 
Certification and Combined License Applications,'' issued May 19, 2008 
(ADAMS Accession No. ML081400293). 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 design 
certifications and combined licenses by the Office of New Reactors. The 
NRC staff intends to incorporate the final approved DC/COL-ISG-017 into 
the next revision of SRP Sections 2.5 and 3.7 and Regulatory Guide 
1.206, ``Combined License Applications for Nuclear Power Plants (LWR 
Edition),'' June 2007.
    Disposition: On August 31, 2009, the NRC staff issued the proposed 
ISG, DC/COL-ISG-017, ``Ensuring Hazard-Consistent Seismic Input for 
Site Response and Soil Structure Interaction Analyses,'' (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML092230455) to solicit public and industry comment. The 
NRC staff received comments on the proposed guidance. This final 
issuance incorporates changes from the comments. The NRC staff 
responses to these comments can be found in ADAMS Accession No. 

ADDRESSES: The NRC maintains ADAMS, which 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 to [email protected].

Structural Engineering Branch 2, Division of Engineering, Office of the 
New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001; telephone: 301-415-0564 or e-mail: [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/).

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 24th day of March 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
William F. Burton,
Chief, Rulemaking and Guidance Development Branch, Division of New 
Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactor.
[FR Doc. 2010-7202 Filed 3-30-10; 8:45 am]