[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 96 (Wednesday, May 19, 2010)]
[Pages 28073-28074]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-11975]




Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Issuance and Availability of Draft Regulatory Guide, 
DG-3039, ``Standard Format and Content for Emergency Plans for Fuel 
Cycle and Materials Facilities.''


Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone: (301) 492-
3123 or e-mail [email protected].


I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public 
comment a draft guide in the agency's ``Regulatory Guide'' series. This 
series was developed to describe and make available to the public such 
information as methods that are acceptable to the NRC staff for 
implementing specific parts of the NRC'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.
    The draft regulatory guide (DG) is temporarily identified by its 
task number, DG-3039, which should be mentioned in all related 
correspondence. DG-3039 is proposed Revision 1 of Regulatory Guide 
3.67, dated January 1992.
    This guide provides guidance acceptable to the NRC staff on the 
information to be included in emergency plans and establishes a format 
for presenting the information. Use of a standard format will help 
ensure uniformity and completeness in the preparation of emergency 
    The NRC's regulations in 10 CFR part 30, ``Rules of General 
Applicability to Domestic Licensing of Byproduct Material;'' part 40, 
``Domestic Licensing of Source Material;'' part 63, ``Disposal of High-
Level Radioactive Wastes in a Geologic Repository at Yucca Mountain, 
Nevada;'' part 70, ``Domestic Licensing of Special Nuclear Material;'' 
part 72, ``Licensing Requirements for the Independent Storage of Spent 
Nuclear Fuel, High-Level Radioactive Waste, and Reactor-Related Greater 
Than Class C Waste;'' and part 76, ``Certification of Gaseous Diffusion 
Plants,'' require some fuel cycle and materials licensees to

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prepare emergency plans. The information specified in this guide should 
be included in the licensee's emergency plan to comply with the 
requirements of 10 CFR 30.32(i)(3), 40.31(j)(3), 63.161, 70.22(i)(3), 
72.32, and 76.91.

II. Further Information

    The NRC staff is soliciting comments on DG-3039. Comments may be 
accompanied by relevant information or supporting data and should 
mention DG-3039 in the subject line.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any one of the following methods. 
Please include Docket ID NRC-2010-0181 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 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.
    Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and 
search for documents filed under Docket ID NRC-2010-0181. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher 301-492-3668; e-mail 
[email protected].
    Mail comments to: Chief, Rulemaking, Announcements and Directives 
Branch (RADB), 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, Room 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-2010-0181.
    Comments would be most helpful if received by July 12, 2010. 
Comments received after that date will be considered if it is practical 
to do so, but the NRC is able to ensure consideration only for comments 
received on or before this date. Although a time limit is given, 
comments and suggestions in connection with items for inclusion in 
guides currently being developed or improvements in all published 
guides are encouraged at any time.
    Requests for technical information about DG-3039 may be directed to 
the NRC contact, Kevin M. Ramsey at (301) 492-3123 or e-mail 
[email protected].
    Electronic copies of DG-3039 are available through the NRC's public 
Web site under Draft Regulatory Guides in the ``Regulatory Guides'' 
collection of the NRC's Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/. Electronic copies are also available in 
ADAMS (http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html), under Accession No. 
    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 Commission approval is 
not required to reproduce them.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 11th 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. 2010-11975 Filed 5-18-10; 8:45 am]