[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 76 (Wednesday, April 21, 2010)]
[Pages 20868-20869]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-9161]




Notice of Issuance of Regulatory Guide

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Issuance and Availability of Regulatory Guide 1.68.2, 
Revision 2, ``Initial Startup Test Program to Demonstrate Remote 

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Capability for Water-Cooled Nuclear Power Plants.''


Development Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear 
Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001, telephone (301) 415-6373 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 2 of Regulatory Guide 1.68.2, ``Initial Startup Test 
Program to Demonstrate Remote Shutdown Capability for Water-Cooled 
Nuclear Power Plants,'' was issued with a temporary identification as 
Draft Regulatory Guide, DG-1236. This guide describes an initial 
startup test program acceptable to the staff of the U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission (NRC) for demonstrating hot shutdown capability 
and the potential for cold shutdown from outside the control room. This 
guide is applicable to water-cooled nuclear power plants.

II. Further Information

    In August 2009, DG-1236 was published to allow public comments for 
a period of 60 days. Industry comments were received from the Nuclear 
Energy Institute (NEI), no other comments were received and the comment 
period was closed on October 9, 2009. The staff's responses to comments 
received on DG-1236 are located in the NRC's Agencywide Document Access 
and Management system under accession number ML100610057. Electronic 
copies of Regulatory Guide 1.68.2, Revision 2 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 Room O-1F21, One White 
Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852-2738. 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) 397-4209, 
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 14th day of April 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Harriet Karagiannis,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of 
Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 2010-9161 Filed 4-20-10; 8:45 am]