[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 69 (Thursday, April 9, 2020)]
[Pages 19967-19968]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-07421]




Anchoring Components and Structural Supports in Concrete

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Regulatory guide; issuance.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing 
Revision 1 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.199, ``Anchoring Components and 
Structural Supports in Concrete.'' The guide was revised to endorse 
updated versions of the codes and standards that were endorsed in 
Revision 0 of the guide.

DATES: Revision 1 to RG 1.199 is available on April 9, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2019-0101 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 Website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2019-0101. Address 
questions about NRC docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Jennifer Borges; 
telephone: 301-287-9127; email: [email protected]. For technical 
questions, contact the individuals 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 https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the search, 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]. Revision 1 to RG 1.199 and the 
regulatory analysis may be found in NRC's Agencywide Documents Access 
and Management System (ADAMS) under Accession Nos. ML19336A079 and 
ML17258A580 respectively.
    Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and NRC approval is not 
required to reproduce them.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marcos Rolon-Acevedo, telephone: 301-
415-2205; email: Marcos [email protected], and Edward O'Donnell, 
telephone: 301-415-3317; email: [email protected]. Both are staff 
members of the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.


I. Discussion

    The NRC is issuing a revision to an existing guide in the NRC's 
``Regulatory Guide'' series. This series was developed to describe and 
make available to the public information regarding methods that are 
acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing specific parts of the 
agency's regulations, techniques that the NRC staff uses in evaluating 
specific issues or postulated events, and data that the NRC staff needs 
in its review of applications for permits and licenses.
    Revision 1 of RG 1.199 was issued for public comment with a 
temporary identification of Draft Regulatory Guide, DG-1284. The 
revision addresses changes in the codes and standards endorsed by 
Revision 0 of the guide. The revised codes and standards endorsed by 
Revision 1 include: (1) Appendix D, ``Anchoring to Concrete,'' of 
American Concrete Institute (ACI) 349-13, ``Code Requirements for 
Nuclear Safety-Related Concrete Structures and Commentary,'' (2) ACI 
355.2-07, ``Qualification of Post-Installed Mechanical Anchors in 
Concrete and Commentary,'' and (3) American Society for Testing and 
Materials (ASTM) E488/E488M-15, ``Standard Test Methods for Strength of 
Anchors in Concrete Elements.''

II. Additional Information

    The NRC published a notice of the availability of DG-1284 in the 
Federal Register on April 22, 2019 (84 FR 16699) for a 60-day public 
comment period. The public comment period closed on June 21, 2019 and 
there were no public comments on the guide.

III. Congressional Review Act

    This RG is a rule as defined in the Congressional Review Act (5 
U.S.C. 801-808). However, the Office of

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Management and Budget has not found it to be a major rule as defined in 
the Congressional Review Act.

IV. Backfitting, Forward Fitting, and Issue Finality

    This regulatory guide provides guidance on standards for anchoring 
components and structural supports in concrete for nuclear power plants 
licensed under 10 CFR parts 50 and 52. The issuance of this regulatory 
guide does not constitute backfitting as defined in 10 CFR 50.109, 
``Backfitting,'' and as described in NRC Management Directive 8.4, 
``Management of Backfitting, Forward Fitting, Issue Finality, and 
Information Requests,'' or affect issue finality of any approval issued 
under 10 CFR part 52, ``Licenses, Certificates, and Approvals for 
Nuclear Power Plants,'' because, as explained in this regulatory guide, 
licensees are not required to comply with the positions set forth in 
this regulatory guide.

    Dated: April 3, 2020.

    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. 2020-07421 Filed 4-8-20; 8:45 am]