[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 133 (Wednesday, July 11, 2012)]
[Page 40921]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-16906]




Communication With Transport Vehicles

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Regulatory guide; withdrawal.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the 
Commission), is withdrawing Regulatory Guide 5.32, Revision 1, 
``Communication with Transport Vehicles,'' published in May 1975. The 
guide is being withdrawn because it is outdated due to advances in 

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2012-0163 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
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possesses and are publicly-available, using any the following methods:
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Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone: 301-415-
5436, email: [email protected] or Rick Jervey, telephone: 301-251-
7404, email: [email protected].


I. Introduction

    The NRC is withdrawing Regulatory Guide 5.32, revision 1, 
``Communication with Transport Vehicles,'' published in May 1975. This 
RG describes radiotelephone equipment, systems, and procedures that 
were in use in 1975 which were found acceptable to the NRC staff for 
complying with the Commission's regulations within 10 Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) Part 73, (10 CFR part 73) ``Physical Protection of 
Plants and Materials.'' Other more advanced communication systems have 
replaced the systems described in the RG. The regulations discussing 
communication are established and measured by performance standards to 
meet communication objectives. The NRC's regulations do not specify 
radio communication systems described in this RG, and they are not 
    The discussion of radiotelephone communication requirements in RG 
5.32 is no longer useful for current communication needs for protection 
of transport vehicles or shipments of radioactive materials. Other 
means of communication are available which provide sufficient 
flexibility to meet performance objectives required by 10 CFR part 73.

II. Further Information

    The withdrawal of Regulatory Guide 5.32 does not alter any prior or 
existing licensing commitments or conditions based on its use. The 
guidance provided in this regulatory guide is neither necessary nor 
current. Regulatory guides may be withdrawn when their guidance is 
superseded by congressional action or no longer provides useful 
information, or due to changes in technology or methodology.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 6th day of July 2012.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Harriet Karagiannis,
Acting Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of 
Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 2012-16906 Filed 7-10-12; 8:45 am]