[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 108 (Tuesday, June 5, 2012)]
[Pages 33253-33254]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13622]




Regulatory Guide 8.24, Revision 2, Health Physics Surveys During 
Enriched Uranium-235 Processing and Fuel Fabrication

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of issuance; availability.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a 
revision to an existing 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.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2010-0115 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-2010-0115. 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 

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Chapman, Uranium Enrichment 
Branch, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-492-3106 or email to: 
[email protected].


I. Introduction

    Revision 2 of Regulatory Guide 8.24, ``Health Physics Surveys 
During Enriched Uranium-235 Processing and Fuel Fabrication'' was 
issued with a temporary identification as Draft Regulatory Guide, DG-
8040 on March 22, 2010 (75 FR 13599). This guide specifies the types 
and frequencies of surveys that are acceptable to the NRC's staff for 
the protection of workers in plants licensed by the NRC to process 
enriched uranium and fabricate uranium fuel.
    Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 20.1501(a), 
requires each licensee to make or cause to be made such surveys that 
may be necessary for compliance with the regulations in 10 CFR part 20, 
``Standards for Protection Against Radiation.'' Section 20.1003, the 
definitions section of 10 CFR part 20, defines the term ``survey'' as 
``an evaluation of the radiological conditions and potential hazards 
incident to the production, use, transfer, release, disposal, or 
presence of radioactive material or other sources of radiation.''
    This guide does not relate to the processing of uranium-233, nor 
does it deal specifically with the following aspects of an acceptable 
occupational health physics program that are closely related to 
surveys: (1) The number and qualification of the health physics staff, 
(2) instrumentation, including types, numbers of instruments, 
limitations of use, accuracy, and calibration, (3) personnel dosimetry, 
and (4) bioassays.

II. Further Information

    On March 22, 2010, DG-8040 was published with a request for public 
comments (75 FR 13599). The public comment period closed on May 3, 
2010. Electronic copies of Regulatory Guide 8.24, Revision 2 are 
available through the NRC's public Web site under ``Regulatory Guides'' 
at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/ and through the NRC's 
Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html, under Accession No. ML110400305. The 
regulatory analysis may be found in ADAMS under Accession No. 
ML110400310. Staff's responses to public comments on DG-8040 are 
available under ML110400315.
    In addition, regulatory guides are available for inspection at the 
NRC's Public Document Room (PDR) located at Room O-1F21, One White 
Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852-2738. 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 (800) 397-4209, 
by fax at (301) 415-3548, and by email to [email protected].
    Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and NRC approval is not 
required to reproduce them.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 25th day of May 2012.
Edward O'Donnell,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of 
Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 2012-13622 Filed 6-4-12; 8:45 am]