[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 94 (Monday, May 17, 2010)]
[Page 27599]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-11676]




Notice of Issuance of Regulatory Guide

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of issuance and availability of Regulatory Guide 6.7, 
Revision 2, ``Preparation of an Environmental Report To Support a 
Rulemaking Petition Seeking an Exemption for a Radionuclide-Containing 


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine R. Mattsen, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone (301) 415-
6264 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 6.7 was issued with a temporary 
identification as Draft Regulatory Guide, DG-6008. This guide provides 
general procedures for the preparation of environmental reports (ERs), 
that are submitted to support a rulemaking petition for an exemption 
for a radionuclide-containing product, and it replaces Revision 1 of 
Regulatory Guide 6.7, issued June 1976. Use of this regulatory guide 
will help to ensure the completeness of the information provided in the 
ER, assist the staff of the NRC and others in locating pertinent 
information, and facilitate the environmental review process. However, 
the NRC does not require conformance with the procedures in the 
regulatory guide, which are provided for guidance only.

II. Further Information

    In November 2009, DG-6008 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 January 8, 2010. 
Electronic copies of Regulatory Guide 6.7, 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 10th day of May, 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Andrea D. Valentin,
Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of Engineering, 
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 2010-11676 Filed 5-14-10; 8:45 am]