[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 167 (Monday, August 30, 2010)]
[Pages 52999-53000]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-21517]




Notice of Issuance of Regulatory Guide

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Issuance and Availability of Regulatory Guide 8.35, 
Revision 1, ``Planned Special Exposure.''


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 1 of Regulatory Guide 8.35, ``Planned Special Exposure,'' 
was issued with a temporary identification as Draft Regulatory Guide, 
DG-8032. This regulatory guide provides guidance on the conditions and 
prerequisites for permitting planned special exposure(s) (PSE(s)), as 
allowed by Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 
20, ``Standards for Protection Against Radiation,'' the associated 
specific monitoring and reporting requirements, and examples of 
acceptable means of satisfying these requirements.
    Dose limits are established in 10 CFR 20.1201, ``Occupational Dose 
Limits for Adults.'' Section 10 CFR 20.1206, ``Planned Special 
Exposures,'' provides the conditions and limits for PSEs of adult 
workers (i.e. radiation doses in addition to and accounted for 
separately from the doses received under the limits specified in 10 CFR 
20.1201). In addition, 10 CFR 20.2104, ``Notification of Prior 
Occupational Dose,'' (10 CFR 20.2104(b) and 10 CFR 20.2104(e)(2)) 
specify the requirements for obtaining prior occupational dose 
information, 10 CFR 20.2105, ``Records of Planned Special Exposures,'' 
and 10 CFR 20.2106, ``Records of Individual Monitoring Results,'' 
specify the requirements for exposure and monitoring records applicable 
to PSEs. The requirements for reporting PSEs appear in 10 CFR 20.2202, 
``Notification of Incidents'' (10 CFR 20.2202(e)) and 10 CFR 20.2204, 
``Reports of Planned Special Exposures.''

II. Further Information

    In December 2009, DG-8032 was published with a public comment 
period of 60 days from the issuance of the guide. Staff's responses to 
public comments were received and are located in the NRC's Agencywide 
Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS), under Accession No. 
ML101370019. The public comment period closed on March 11, 2010. The 
regulatory analysis may be found in ADAMS under Accession No. 
    Electronic copies of Regulatory Guide 8.35, Revision 1 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, 

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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 20th day of August, 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Mark P. Orr,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of 
Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 2010-21517 Filed 8-27-10; 8:45 am]