[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 59 (Tuesday, March 27, 2012)]
[Pages 18271-18272]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-7313]




Terrestrial Environmental Studies for Nuclear Power Stations

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Regulatory guide; issuance.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a 
revision to Regulatory Guide (RG) 4.11, ``Terrestrial Environmental 
Studies for Nuclear Power Stations.'' This guide provides technical 
guidance that the NRC staff considers acceptable for terrestrial 
environmental studies and analyses supporting licensing decisions for 
nuclear power reactors.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2011-0182 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may access information related to this document, which the NRC 
possesses and is publicly available, using the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2011-0182. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-492-
3668; email: [email protected].
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may access publicly available documents online in the NRC 
Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the 
search, select ``ADAMS Public Documents'' and then select ``Begin Web-
based ADAMS Search.'' For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC's 
Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-
4737, or by email to [email protected]. The ADAMS accession number 
for each document referenced in this notice (if that document is 
available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is 
referenced. Revision 2 of Regulatory Guide 4.11 is available in ADAMS 
under Accession No. ML113350385. The regulatory analysis may be found 
in ADAMS under Accession No. ML113350388.
     NRC's PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public 
documents at the NRC's PDR, Room O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.
    Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and NRC approval is not 
required to reproduce them.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mekonen Bayssie, Regulatory Guide

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Development Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear 
Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001, telephone: 301-251-7489; email: [email protected].


I. Introduction

    The NRC is issuing a revision to an existing guide in the NRC'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 2 of RG 4.11 was issued with a temporary identification as 
Draft Regulatory Guide, DG-4016. This guide focuses on terrestrial 
analyses for licensing new nuclear power stations under Title 10 of the 
Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) part 52, ``Licenses, 
Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants'' and power 
reactors under 10 CFR Part 50, ``Domestic Licensing of Production and 
Utilization Facilities'' and this guide is also useful in identifying 
the more limited studies and analyses needed for nuclear reactor 
operating license renewal under 10 CFR part 54, ``Requirements for 
Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants,'' and portions 
may also be relevant to nuclear reactor decommissioning.

II. Further Information

    DG-4016, was published in the Federal Register on August 12, 2011 
(76 FR 50274) for a 60-day public comment period. The public comment 
period closed on October 14, 2011. No public comments were received.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 16th day of March, 2012.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Richard A. Jervey,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of 
Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 2012-7313 Filed 3-26-12; 8:45 am]