[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 168 (Tuesday, August 31, 2010)]
[Pages 53352-53353]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-21636]




Draft Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Issuance and Availability of Draft Regulatory Guide, 
DG-1247, ``Design-Basis Hurricane and Hurricane Missiles for Nuclear 
Power Plants.''


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 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), entitled, ``Design-Basis Hurricane 
and Hurricane Missiles for Nuclear Power Plants,'' is temporarily 
identified by its task number, DG-1247, which should be mentioned in 
all related correspondence. DG-1247 is a proposed new regulatory guide.
    This regulatory guide provides licensees and applicants with new 
guidance that the staff of the NRC considers acceptable for use in 
selecting the design-basis hurricane and design-basis hurricane-
generated missiles that a nuclear power plant should be designed to 
withstand to prevent undue risk to the health and safety of the public. 
This guidance applies to the contiguous United States but does not 
address the determination of the design-basis hurricane and hurricane 
missiles for sites located along the Pacific coast or in Alaska, 
Hawaii, or Puerto Rico; the NRC will evaluate such determinations on a 
case-by-case basis. This guide also does not identify the specific 
structures, systems, and components that should be designed to 
withstand the effects of the design-basis hurricane or should be 
protected from hurricane-generated missiles and remain functional. Nor 
does this guide address other externally generated hazards, such as 
aviation crashes, nearby accidental explosions resulting in blast 
overpressure levels and explosion-borne debris and missiles, and 
turbine missiles.

II. Further Information

    The NRC staff is soliciting comments on DG-1247. Comments may be 
accompanied by relevant information or supporting data and should 
mention DG-1247 in the subject line. Comments submitted in writing or 
in electronic form will be made available to the public in their 
entirety through the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management 
System (ADAMS).
    Comments would be most helpful if received by October 21, 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.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any one of the following methods. 
Please include Docket ID NRC-2010-0288 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 website 
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-2010-0288. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher 301-492-3668; e-mail 
[email protected].
    Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, Announcements and 
Directives Branch (RAD), Office of Administration, Mail Stop: TWB-05-
B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, or 
by fax to RAD at (301) 492-3446.
    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]. DG-1247 is available electronically under ADAMS 
Accession Number ML100480890. In addition, electronic copies of DG-1247 
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/. The 
regulatory analysis may be found in ADAMS under Accession No. 
    Federal Rulemaking Web site: Public comments and supporting 

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related to this notice can be found at http://www.regulations.gov by 
searching on Docket ID: NRC-2010-0288.
    Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and Commission approval is 
not required to reproduce them.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 19th day of August 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Harriet Karagiannis,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of 
Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 2010-21636 Filed 8-30-10; 8:45 am]