[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 105 (Wednesday, June 2, 2010)]
[Page 30864]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-13151]




NUREG-1520, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of a License 
Application for a Fuel Cycle Facility''; Notice of Availability

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: NRC is announcing the completion and availability of NUREG-
1520, Revision 1, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of a License 
Application for a Fuel Cycle Facility,'' dated May 2010.

ADDRESSES: 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 20852.
    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 via e-mail to 
[email protected]. The Standard Review Plan (SRP) (NUREG-1520) is 
available electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML1013901100.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cinthya Rom[aacute]n Cuevas, Chemical 
Engineer, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, or by 
telephone at (301) 492-3224 or e-mail at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The SRP for the review of a license 
application for a fuel cycle facility (NUREG-1520), Revision 1, 
provides NRC staff guidance for reviewing and evaluating the safety, 
health, and environmental protection aspects of applications for 
licenses to possess and use of Special Nuclear Materials to produce 
nuclear reactor fuel. The licensing guidance revision is also intended 
to provide information needed to better risk-inform the preoperational 
readiness reviews. Specifically, items, features, or aspects of the 
design identified during the licensing review as important, will be 
highlighted to verify compliance with specific commitments during the 
preoperational readiness reviews.
    The SRP has been updated to improve and enhance the guidance by 
providing increased clarity and definition in specific areas of the 
licensing program and adding additional guidance in areas where 
information was lacking or not suitably addressed. This effort was 
focused on improving both the clarity, and also consistency, of the 
SRP, with the Agency positions that support compliance with current 
regulations. The changes do not involve any new staff positions rather 
existing guidance has been consolidated to ensure the quality and 
uniformity of staff safety reviews. In addition, this revision has been 
reformatted and reorganized to improve the consistency within the 
    On August 5, 2009 (74 FR 39117), NRC announced the availability of 
draft NUREG-1520, Revision 01 and requested comments on it. The comment 
period originally closed on September 21, 2009. In a second notice, 
dated August 19, 2009 (74 FR 41946), NRC extended the comment period to 
October 24, 2009. The NRC staff considered all of the comments, 
including constructive suggestions to improve the document, in the 
preparation of the final NUREG report. A matrix listing all the 
comments with staff responses on NUREG-1520 was made publicly available 
in ADAMS (ML092880360). The SRP was also transmitted to the Office of 
the General Counsel (OGC) to ensure that the updated SRP sections are 
consistent with current rules and authoritative statements of agency 
policy. No legal objection was identified by OGC.
    The final version of NUREG-1520, Revision 1, is now available for 
use by applicants, licensees, NRC license reviewers, and other NRC 
staff. It supersedes the last official revision published on March 

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

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Michael Tschiltz,
Deputy Director, Fuel Facility Licensing Directorate, Division of Fuel 
Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and 
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