[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 34 (Monday, February 22, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 8666-8667]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-03593]



10 CFR Part 50

RIN 3150-AI97

Incorporation by Reference of American Society of Mechanical 
Engineers Codes and Code Cases

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule; public meeting.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plans to hold a 
public meeting to discuss proposed amendments to its regulations to 
incorporate by reference seven recent editions and addenda to the 
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) codes for nuclear power 
plants, an ASME standard for quality assurance, and four ASME code 
cases. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss public comments on the 
proposed rule, in order to enhance the NRC's understanding of the 

DATES: The public meeting will be held on March 2, 2016. See Section 
II, Public Meeting, of this document for more information on the 

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2011-0088 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this meeting. You 
may obtain publicly-available information related to this meeting using 
any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2011-0088. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-415-
3463; 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].
     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: Jennifer C. Tobin, telephone: 301-415-
2328, email: [email protected] or Keith Hoffman, telephone: 301-
415-1294, email: [email protected]. Both are staff of the Office of 
Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001.


I. Background

    On September 18, 2015 (80 FR 56820), the NRC published for public 
comment a proposed rule to amend its regulations in Sec.  50.55a of 
title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR). The public 
comment period for the proposed rule closed on December 2, 2015. The 
goal of this rulemaking is to revise the NRC's regulations to 
incorporate by reference seven recent editions and addenda to the ASME 
codes for nuclear power plants and an ASME standard for quality 
assurance. The NRC is also proposing to incorporate by reference four 
ASME code cases.

II. Public Meeting

    The NRC plans to hold the public meeting on March 2, 2016, from 
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EST). Participation will be via teleconference 
and Webinar only. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss public 
comments on the proposed rule in order to enhance the NRC's 
understanding of the associated comments. Stakeholders will have an 
opportunity to ask questions and seek clarification from the NRC staff 
about the proposed rule. The NRC will consider the information 
developed at the meeting in developing the final rule. The final 
rulemaking will not include formal comment responses to any oral 
comments made at this meeting. In addition, the NRC is not providing an 
additional opportunity to submit written public comments in connection 
with this meeting.
    Information for the teleconference and Webinar is available in the 
meeting notice, which can be accessed through the NRC's public Web site 
at: http://meetings.nrc.gov/pmns/mtg.

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Participants must register at the Internet link in the meeting notice 
to participate in the Webinar.
    Additional details regarding the meeting will be posted at least 10 
days prior to the public meeting on the NRC's public meeting Web site 
at: http://meetings.nrc.gov/pmns/mtg.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 12th day of February 2016.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Lawrence E. Kokajko,
Director, Division of Policy and Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
[FR Doc. 2016-03593 Filed 2-19-16; 8:45 am]