[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 108 (Tuesday, June 5, 2012)]
[Page 33253]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13620]




Regulatory Guide 8.33, Quality Management Program

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Regulatory Guide; withdrawal.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) is 
withdrawing Regulatory Guide (RG) 8.33, ``Quality Management Program.'' 
This guide provided guidance to ensure that the objectives of the 
former NRC ``Quality Management Program'' regulations were met. In this 
connection, the guide suggested policies and procedures to be used in 
complying with other specific NRC regulations. However, the requirement 
to establish a Quality Management Program was deleted from the 
regulations as part of an overall revision in 2002 of the ``Medical Use 
of Byproduct Material'' regulations. Therefore, the guidance provided 
in RG 8.33 is no longer accurate or current and is being withdrawn 
through this notice.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2012-0126 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 are publicly-available, using the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2012-0126. 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].
     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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mohammad Saba, Office of Nuclear 
Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-251-7558 or email to [email protected].


I. Introduction

    The NRC is withdrawing Regulatory Guide 8.33, ``Quality Management 
Program,'' published on November 4, 1991 (56 FR 56425). The guide 
provided guidance for licensees and applicants for developing policies 
and procedures for a quality management program acceptable to the NRC 
staff for complying with former Title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (10 CFR) Part 35, ``Medical Use of Byproduct Material,'' 10 
CFR 35.32, ``Quality Management Program.'' However, the requirement 
that licensees must establish and maintain a Quality Management Program 
was deleted from the regulations on April 24, 2002 (see 67 FR 20370). 
Therefore, the guidance provided in RG 8.33 is neither necessary nor 
current. NUREG-1556, Volume 9, ``Consolidated Guidance about Materials 
Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance about Medical Use Licenses,'' has 
since been published to provide guidance on topics related to the 
current regulations in 10 CFR Part 35. The guidance in NUREG-1556, 
Volume 9, will be revised in conjunction with the promulgation of a 
rule revising 10 CFR Part 35 that is currently being developed.

II. Further Information

    The withdrawal of Regulatory Guide 8.33 does not alter any prior or 
existing licensing commitments or conditions based on their use. The 
guidance provided in these regulatory guides is neither necessary nor 
current. Regulatory guides may be withdrawn when their guidance is 
superseded by congressional action or no longer provides useful 

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 24th day of May 2012.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Harriet Karagiannis,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of 
Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 2012-13620 Filed 6-4-12; 8:45 am]