[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 212 (Wednesday, November 2, 2011)]
[Pages 67764-67765]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-28385]




Common-Cause Failure Analysis in Event and Condition Assessment: 
Guidance and Research, Draft Report for Comment

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft NUREG; request for comment.


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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for 
public comment a draft NUREG, NUREG-xxxx, Revision 0, ``Common-Cause 
Failure Analysis in Event and Condition Assessment: Guidance and 
Research, Draft Report for Comment.''

DATES: Submit comments by January 31, 2011. Comments received after 
this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC 
staff is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or 
before this date.

ADDRESSES: Please include Docket ID NRC-2011-0254 in the subject line 
of your comments. For additional instructions on submitting comments 
and instructions on accessing documents related to this action, see 
``Submitting Comments and Accessing Information'' in the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section of this document. You may submit comments by any of 
the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for documents filed under Docket ID NRC-
2011-0254. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher (301) 
492-3668; email [email protected].
     Mail comments to: Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Chief, 
Rules, Announcements, and Directives Branch (RADB), Office of 
Administration, Mail Stop: TWB-05-B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, or by fax to RADB at (301) 492-
     Fax comments to: RADB at (301) 492-3446.

Analysis, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: (301) 251-
7571, email: [email protected].


Submitting Comments and Accessing Information

    Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be posted 
on the NRC Web site and on the Federal rulemaking Web site, http://www.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.
    You can access publicly available documents related to this 
document 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, O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, 
Maryland 20852.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC 
are available online in the NRC Library 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 the 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 email to 
[email protected]. The draft NUREG is available electronically under 
ADAMS Accession No. ML111890290. The draft NUREG will also be 
accessible through the NRC's public site under draft NUREGs for 
     Federal Rulemaking Web Site: Public comments and 
supporting materials related to this notice can be found at http://www.regulations.gov by searching on Docket ID NRC-2011-0254.


    The draft NUREG offers guidance for assessing common-cause failure 
(CCF) potential at the level of the observed performance deficiency, 
provides essential definitions of technical terms, and describes the 
treatment of CCF for a number of categories of component failures and 

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 26 day of October, 2011.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Gary DeMoss,
Chief, Performance and Reliability Branch, Division of Risk Analysis, 
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 2011-28385 Filed 11-1-11; 8:45 am]