[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 242 (Friday, December 17, 2010)]
[Page 79049]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-31729]



[ NRC-2009-0353]

Final Regulatory Guide: Issuance, Availability

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Issuance and Availability of Regulatory Guide (RG) 
5.80, ``Pressure-Sensitive and Tamper-Indicating Device Seals for 
Material Control and Accounting of Special Nuclear Material.''


Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone: 301-251-
7489 or e-mail: [email protected].


I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) is 
issuing a new 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.
    Regulatory Guide 5.80, ``Pressure-Sensitive and Tamper-Indicating 
Device Seals for Material Control and Accounting of Special Nuclear 
Material,'' was issued with a temporary identification as Draft 
Regulatory Guide, DG-5029. This regulatory guide replaces the existing 
RG 5.10, ``Selection and Use of Pressure-Sensitive Seals on Containers 
for Onsite Storage of Special Nuclear Material,'' issued July 1973, and 
the existing RG 5.15, ``Tamper-Indicating Seals for the Protection and 
Control of Special Nuclear Material,'' issued March 1997, with a new 
regulatory guide titled, ``Pressure-Sensitive and Tamper-Indicating 
Device Seals for MC&A Use.'' As a replacement, this guide describes a 
number of improved tamper-indicating devices (TIDs) and pressure-
sensitive (PS) seals developed in recent years, primarily in response 
to commercial interests outside the nuclear industry. This guide, among 
other things, distinguishes between genuine and nongenuine manufactured 
seals and stresses serial number identification to aid in the control 
of material or to alert shipping and receiving personnel to containers 
that were opened in transit. This guide also incorporates suggestions 
for ensuring that TIDs are properly applied.

II. Further Information

    In June 2009, DG-5029 was published with a public comment period of 
60 days from the issuance of the guide. The public comment period 
closed on October 13, 2009. The staff's responses to the public 
comments received can be located in the NRC's Agencywide Documents 
Access and Management System (ADAMS) under Accession Number 
ML101810238. The regulatory analysis may be found in ADAMS under 
Accession Number ML101800517. Electronic copies of RG 5.80 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 11555 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, Maryland. 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 1-800-397-4205, by fax at 301-415-3548, and by e-mail 
to [email protected].
    Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and Commission approval is 
not required to reproduce them.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 10th day of December, 2010.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
John N. Ridgely,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of 
Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 2010-31729 Filed 12-16-10; 8:45 am]