[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 192 (Tuesday, October 5, 2010)]
[Pages 61530-61531]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-24812]




Issuance of Regulatory Guides

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is providing notice of 
the issuance and availability of Regulatory Guides 1.84, Rev. 35, 
``Design, Fabrication, and Materials Code Case Acceptability, ASME 
Section III,'' and RG 1.147, Rev. 16, ``Inservice Inspection Code Case 
Acceptability, ASME Section XI, Division 1.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wallace E. Norris, Component Integrity 
Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, 
telephone (301) 251-7650 or e-mail [email protected].


I. Introduction

    The NRC is issuing two final Regulatory Guides (RGs) in the 
agency's ``Regulatory Guide'' series: RG 1.84 and RG 1.147. This series 
was developed to describe and make available to the public specific 
program information. This information includes methods acceptable to 
the NRC staff for implementing specific parts of the agency's 
regulations, techniques the staff uses in evaluating specific problems 
or postulated accidents, and data the staff needs in its review of 
applications for permits and licenses.

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    The NRC published a proposed rule that would incorporate by 
reference RG 1.84, Revision 35, and RG 1.147, Revision 16, on June 2, 
2009, 74 FR 26303. On the same date, the NRC published a parallel 
notice of availability for the draft regulatory guides and opportunity 
for public comment. See, 74 FR 26440. The NRC provided a 75-day public 
comment period for both the proposed rule and the draft RGs, which 
ended on August 17, 2009.
    This Notice of Issuance and Availability addresses final RGs 1.84 
and 1.147. The final rule that incorporates RG 1.84 and RG 1.147 by 
reference into Title 10, part 50, of the Code of Federal Regulations 
(10 CFR Part 50), ``Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization 
Facilities'' contains the regulatory analysis and responses to the 
public comments relative to the final RGs and is available in the NRC's 
Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) under 
Accession No. ML100560148. For further information on the final rule, 
contact Manash K. Bagchi, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone 
(301) 415-2905, e-mail [email protected].
    This action allows nuclear power plant licensees, and applicants 
for standard design certifications, standard design approvals, and 
manufacturing licenses under the regulations that govern license 
certifications, and approves the nuclear power plants to use the Code 
Cases listed in these RGs as alternatives to requirements in the ASME 
Boiler and Pressure Vessel (BPV) Code regarding the construction and 
in-service inspection (ISI) of nuclear power plant components. RG 1.84 
lists all Section III Code Cases that NRC has approved for use, and RG 
1.147 lists all Section XI Code Cases that have been approved for use. 
For these RG revisions, NRC reviewed the Code Cases listed in 
Supplements 2B11 to the 2004 Edition of the ASME BPV Code and 
Supplement 0 to the 2007 Edition (Supplement 0 also serves as 
Supplement 12 to the 2004 Edition).

II. Further Information

    Copies of the RGs are available in ADAMS under Accession Numbers 
ML101800532 (RG 1.84) and ML101800536 (RG 1.147). Electronic copies of 
RG 1.84 and RG 1.147 are available through the NRC=s public Web site 
under ``Regulatory Guides'' at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/.
    In addition, RGs are available for inspection at NRC's Public 
Document Room (PDR) located at 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, 
Maryland. The PDR's mailing address is USNRC PDR, Washington, DC 20555-
0001. The PDR also can be reached by telephone at (301) 415-4737 or 
(800) 397-4205, 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 23rd day of September, 2010.

    For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Brian W. Sheron,
Director, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 2010-24812 Filed 10-4-10; 8:45 am]