[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 141 (Friday, July 23, 2010)]
[Page 43208]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-18077]




Withdrawal of Regulatory Guide 5.17

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Withdrawal of Regulatory Guide 5.17, ``Truck Identification 


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert G. Carpenter, Regulatory Guide 
Development Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear 
Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001, telephone: 301-251-7483 or e-mail [email protected].


I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is withdrawing 
Regulatory Guide 5.17, ``Truck Identification Markings,''published in 
January 1974. Regulatory Guide 5.17 identifies methods acceptable to 
the NRC staff for complying with the former NRC regulation, 10 CFR 
73.31(e) (1973), ``Shipment By Road,''with regard to markings applied 
to a road vehicle to enhance its identification from the air.
    Specifically, former Sec.  73.31(e) required that vehicles used to 
transport quantities of special nuclear material by road be marked on 
top with identifying letters or numbers which will permit 
identification of the vehicles under daylight conditions from the air 
in clear weather at 1,000 feet above ground level. Regulatory Guide 
5.17 is no longer needed because the guidance is outdated. Former Sec.  
73.31(e) has been deleted (44 FR 68184; November 28, 1979) and the 
information is now contained in the Department of Transportation (DOT) 
regulations 49 CFR parts 172 through 180. These DOT regulations specify 
the shape, color, material, markings, and display locations for all 
types of hazardous material placards, including radioactive materials. 
The regulation is prescriptive by nature and these DOT regulations are 
routinely updated; therefore, reproducing the requirements in a 
regulatory guide is unnecessarily redundant and could lead to 
frequently outdated guidance.

II. Further Information

    The withdrawal of Regulatory Guide 5.17 does not alter any prior or 
existing licensing commitments based on its use. The guidance provided 
in this regulatory guide is no longer necessary. Regulatory guides may 
be withdrawn when their guidance is superseded by congressional action 
or otherwise no longer provides useful information.
    Regulatory guides are available for inspection or downloading 
through the NRC's public Web site under ``Regulatory Guides''in the 
NRC's Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections. Regulatory guides are also available for inspection at the 
NRC's Public Document Room (PDR), Room O-1 F21, One White Flint North, 
11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852-2738. The PDR's mailing 
address is US NRC PDR, Washington, DC 20555-0001. You can reach the 
staff 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 15th day of July 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Andrea D. Valentin,
Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of Engineering, 
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 2010-18077 Filed 7-22-10; 8:45 am]