[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 184 (Friday, September 21, 2012)]
[Pages 58590-58591]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23347]




Determining Technical Adequacy of Probabilistic Risk Assessment 
for Risk-Informed License Amendment Requests After Initial Fuel Load

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: NUREG; issuance.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) 
is issuing its final Revision 3 to NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan 
for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR 
Edition,'' Section 19.1, ``Determining the Technical Adequacy of 
Probabilistic Risk Assessment for Risk-Informed License Amendment 
Requests after Initial Fuel Load.''
    The NRC staff issues revisions to Standard Review Plan (SRP) 
sections to facilitate timely implementation of the current staff 
guidance and to facilitate reviews to amendments to licenses for 
operating reactors or for activities associated with review of 
applications for early site permits and combined licenses (COL) for the 
Office of New Reactors (NRO).

DATES: The effective date of this SRP update is October 22, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2012-0113 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may access information related to this document, which the NRC

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possesses and are publicly available by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web Site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2010-0138. 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. Final Revision 3 to NUREG-0800 is available in ADAMS under 
Accession No. ML12193A107.
     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.
     The NRC posts its issued staff guidance on the NRC's 
external Web page (http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/sr0800/).

Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001; telephone: 301-415-2875; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 22, 2012 (77 FR 30335), the NRC 
published for public comment the proposed Revision 3 to Section 19.1, 
``Determining the Technical Adequacy of Probabilistic Risk Assessment 
for Risk-Informed License Amendment Requests After Initial Fuel Load'' 
(ADAMS Accession No. ML112990771). There were no comments received on 
the proposed revision. Hence the guidance is being issued final for use 
without any changes to the proposed guidance. The NRC staff will also 
incorporate Revision 3 of SRP Section 19.1 into the next revisions of 
Regulatory Guide 1.206, ``Combined License Applications for Nuclear 
Power Plants'' (ADAMS Accession No. ML070720184).

Congressional Review Act

    In accordance with the Congressional Review Act, the NRC has 
determined that this action is not a major rule and has verified this 
determination with the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of 
the Office of Management and Budget.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 14th day of September, 2012.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Amy E. Cubbage,
Chief, Policy Branch, Division of Advanced Reactors and Rulemaking, 
Office of New Reactors.
[FR Doc. 2012-23347 Filed 9-20-12; 8:45 am]