[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 74 (Monday, April 19, 2010)]
[Page 20399]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-8922]




Notice of Issuance of Regulatory Guide

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Issuance and Availability of Regulatory Guide 6.9, 
Revision 1, ``Establishing Quality Assurance Programs for the 
Manufacture and Distribution of Sealed Sources and Devices Containing 
Byproduct Material.''


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jack W. Foster, Licensing Branch, 
Licensing and Inspection Support Directorate, Division of Materials 
Safety and State Agreement, Office of Federal and State Materials and 
Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone (301) 415-6250 or e-mail 
[email protected].


I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a revision 
to an existing 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.
    Revision 1 of Regulatory Guide 6.9, ``Establishing Quality 
Assurance Programs for the Manufacture and Distribution of Sealed 
Sources and Devices Containing Byproduct Material,'' was issued with a 
temporary identification as Draft Regulatory Guide, DG-6007. This 
regulatory guide directs the reader to the type of quality assurance 
(QA) and quality control (QC) program acceptable to the staff of the 
NRC during the review of an application to manufacture or distribute 
sealed sources and devices containing byproduct materials.

II. Further Information

    In September 2009, DG-6007 was published with a public comment 
period of 60 days from the issuance of the guide. No comments were 
received and the public comment period closed on November 21, 2009. 
Electronic copies of Regulatory Guide 6.9, Revision 1 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 NRC approval is not 
required to reproduce them.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 12th day of April 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Andrea D. Valentin,
Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of Engineering, 
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 2010-8922 Filed 4-16-10; 8:45 am]