[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 112 (Friday, June 11, 2010)]
[Pages 33361-33362]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-14062]




Notice of Issuance of Regulatory Guide

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Issuance and Availability of Regulatory Guide 1.28, 
Revision 4, ``Quality Assurance Program Criteria (Design and 


Development Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear 
Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001, telephone (301) 251-7404 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 4 of Regulatory Guide 1.28, ``Quality Assurance Program 
Criteria (Design and Construction),'' was issued with a temporary 
identification as Draft Regulatory Guide, DG-1215. DG-1215 was titled 
``Quality Assurance Program Requirements (Design and Construction).'' 
Proposed RG 1.28, Revision 4, extends the scope of the NRC's 
endorsement to include NQA-1, Part II, which contains amplifying 
quality assurance (QA) requirements for certain specific work 
activities that occur at various stages of a facility's life. The work 
activities include, but are not limited to, management, planning, site 
investigation, design, computer software use, commercial-grade 
dedication, procurement, fabrication, installation, inspection, and 
testing. Appendix A, ``Evolution of Quality Assurance Standards and the 
Endorsing Regulatory Guides,'' to RG 1.28 gives an overview and 
continuation of the history and consolidation of NRC-endorsed 

II. Further Information

    In July 2009, DG-1215 was published with a public comment period of 

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days from the issuance of the guide. Staff Response to Public Comments 
on DG-1215 are located in the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and 
Management System (ADAMS) under Accession No. ML100160005. The 
regulatory analysis may be found in ADAMS under Accession No. 
ML101390560. Electronic copies of Regulatory Guide 1.28, Revision 4 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 3rd day of June, 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Andrea D. Valentin,
Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of Engineering, 
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 2010-14062 Filed 6-10-10; 8:45 am]