[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 157 (Thursday, August 14, 2014)]
[Page 47693]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-19220]




Setpoints for Safety-Related Instrumentation

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft regulatory guide, public meeting.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plans to hold a 
public meeting to review draft regulatory guide (DG) 1141, ``Setpoints 
for Safety-Related Instrumentation.'' This DG is proposed Revision 4 of 
Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.105, ``Setpoints for Safety-Related 

DATES: The public meeting will be held on August 14, 2014. See Section 
II, Public Meeting, of this document for more information on the 

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2014-0163 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may obtain publicly-available information related to this document 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2014-0163. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-
3422; email: [email protected]. For technical questions, contact 
the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this document.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may obtain publicly-available documents online in the 
ADAMS Public Documents collection 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 document 
(if that document is available in ADAMS) is provided in the table in 
Section iii, ``Availability of Documents.''
     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: Paul J. Rebstock, Office of Nuclear 
Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-251-7488; email [email protected].


I. Background

    Draft regulatory guide DG-1141 describes practices and criteria 
that the staff of the NRC considers acceptable for compliance with NRC 
requirements for ensuring that setpoints for safety related instruments 
are initially within, and should remain within, technical specification 
limits. This DG also presents practices and criteria for establishing 
those technical specification limits and ensuring that those limits 
will adequately support the proper operation of the associated 
systems--that is, that establishing and maintaining setpoints in 
accordance with those limits will provide adequate assurance that a 
plant will operate as described in the plant safety analyses.

II. Public Meeting

    The public meeting will be held in North Bethesda, Maryland, at 
11601 Landsdown Street in conference room 1C05 of the 3 White Flint 
North building adjacent to the White Flint metro station.

III. Availability of Documents

    The NRC is making the documents identified in the following table 
available to interested persons through one or more of the following 
methods, as indicted.

                                                         ADAMS accession
                       Document                                No.
Draft regulatory guide DG-1141, ``Setpoints for Safety-      ML081630179
 Related Instrumentation''............................
Regulatory Analysis for DG-1141.......................       ML101820157
Public Meeting Handout for DG-1141....................       ML14218A012

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 8th day of August, 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Thomas H. Boyce,
Chief, Regulatory Guidance and Generic Issues Branch, Division of 
Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 2014-19220 Filed 8-13-14; 8:45 am]