[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 60 (Wednesday, March 28, 2012)]
[Pages 18871-18872]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-7438]




Administrative Guide for Verifying Compliance With Packaging 
Requirements for Shipment and Receipt of Radioactive Material

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Regulatory guide; issuance.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) is 
issuing a revision to Regulatory Guide 7.7, ``Administrative Guide for 
Verifying Compliance with Packaging Requirements for Shipment and 
Receipt of Radioactive Material.'' This regulatory guide describes an 
approach the staff of the NRC considers acceptable for meeting the 
administrative requirements associated with the shipment and receipt of 
radioactive materials.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2011-0025 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

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for Docket ID NRC-2011-0025. 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 or 1 
(301)-415-4737, or by emailing 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 1 of Regulatory Guide 7.7 is available 
in ADAMS under Accession No. ML112160407. The regulatory analysis may 
be found in ADAMS under Accession No. ML112160410. Public comments and 
the NRC staff response to them may be found in ADAMS under Accession 
No. ML112160411.
    Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and NRC approval is not 
required to reproduce them.
     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, MD 20852.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bernard White, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, Division of Spent Fuel Storage and 
Transportation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001, telephone: (301) 492-3303 or 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.
    This revision to Regulatory Guide 7.7 provides licensees and 
applicants with a method the NRC considers acceptable for meeting the 
administrative requirements for transporting licensed material under 10 
CFR part 71, ``Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Material'' 
either in a Type B or a Type AF package and receipt, and for opening of 
the package under 10 CFR Part 20, ``Standards for Protection Against 
Radiation.'' The NRC's administrative requirements for the shipment, 
receipt, and opening of a Type B package appear in Subpart J, 
``Precautionary Procedures'' of 10 CFR part 20 and subpart G, 
``Operating Controls and Procedures,'' of 10 CFR part 71.
    The staff developed and published this guidance to provide 
licensees with an acceptable method to satisfy the administrative 
requirements in 10 CFR part 20 and part 71 for transferring, shipping, 
and receiving radioactive material.

II. Further Information

    Revision 1 of Regulatory Guide 7.7 was issued with a temporary 
identification as Draft Regulatory Guide, DG-7007. Draft Regulatory 
Guide, DG-7007, was published in the Federal Register on January 28, 
2011 (76 FR 5215) for a 60 days public comment period. The public 
comment period closed on March 30, 2011. The NRC staff's responses to 
the public comments on DG-7007 are available under ADAMS Accession 
Number ML112160411.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 19th day of March, 2011.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Richard Jervey,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of 
Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 2012-7438 Filed 3-27-12; 8:45 am]