[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 18 (Friday, January 29, 2021)]
[Pages 7578-7579]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-01966]

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Notice of Consolidation Effort To Streamline the Review Process 
Pertaining to Staff Guidance for Spent Fuel Storage and Radioactive 
Material Transportation Packages

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of consolidation of staff guidance.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has completed a 
consolidation effort to streamline the review process pertaining to 
staff guidance for spent fuel storage and radioactive material 
transportation packages. NUREG-1536, and NUREG-1567 have been 
consolidated into NUREG-2215 (NRC-2017-0211), and similarly, NUREG-1609 
and NUREG-1617 have been consolidated into in NUREG-2216 (NRC-2019-
0132), as well as all associated supplements and Spent Fuel Storage and 
Transportation Interim Staff Guidance (ISG). A notice of this 
consolidation has been posted on each of the affected web pages and 
redirects to NUREG-2215 and NUREG-2216 have been provided. Note that 
the retired standard review plans (SRPs) and ISG still remain available 
for reference as legacy documents, with links provided on each web 

DATES: The revised format described in this document takes effect on 
January 29, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2021-0033 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-2021-0033. Address 
questions about Docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Jennifer Borges; 
telephone: 301-287-9127; 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 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].
     Attention: The PDR, where you may examine and order copies 
of public documents, is currently closed. You may submit your request 
to the PDR via email at [email protected] or call 1-800-397-4209 or 
301-415-4737 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (EST), Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeremy Smith, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-7308, email: 
[email protected].


I. Background

    NUREG-2215 is the new consolidated SRP for Spent Fuel Dry Storage 
Systems and Facilities that was issued as a draft for public comment on 
February 15, 2017 (82 FR 52944), under docket number NRC-2017-0211. 
This SRP is used by staff to generate safety evaluation reports and 
certificate of compliances under part 72 of title 10 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ``Licensing Requirements for the 
Independent Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level Radioactive 
Waste, and Reactor-Related Greater than Class C Waste,'' for dry cask 
storage systems for general license facilities and for specific license 
facilities. NUREG-1536, NUREG-1567 and all applicable ISGs were 
consolidated into NUREG-2215.
    NUREG-2216 is the new consolidated SRP for Transportation Packages 
for Spent Fuel and Radioactive Material that was issued as a draft for 
public comment on August 16, 2019 (84 FR 42024), under docket number 
NRC-2019-0132. This SRP is used by staff for evaluating package 
approvals under 10 CFR part 71, ``Packaging and Transportation of 
Radioactive Material.'' NUREG-1609, NUREG-1617, their respective 
supplements for mixed oxide fuels and tritium producing burnable 
absorber rods, and all applicable ISGs were consolidated into NUREG-
    NUREG-1536 was the SRP for Dry Cask Storage Systems. NUREG-1567 was 
the SRP for Spent Fuel Dry Storage Facilities. NUREG-1609 was the SRP 
for Transportation Packages for Radioactive Material. NUREG-1617 was 
the SRP for Transportation Packages for Spent Nuclear Fuel.
    The ISG for Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation was a set of 
guidance documents for staff that clarify information or provide 
additional guidance to staff in specific areas that had evolved since 
the original issuance of the original SRPs.
    Staff determined that a consolidation of this information would 
streamline the review process for staff since the original SRPs, 
supplements, and ISGs (over 20 documents) were cumbersome for staff to 
reference as part of the review process. Further, this notice is 
specifically made so that the public are aware of the changes that took 
place in the NUREG Series Publications pertaining to the standard 
review process for spent fuel storage and radioactive material 

II. Availability of Documents

    The documents identified in the following table are available to 
interested persons through one or more of the following methods, as 

                                           ADAMS accession No. and web
          Document description                         link
NUREG-2215--SRP for Spent Fuel Dry       ML20121A190; https://
 Storage Systems and Facilities, Final    www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-
 Report.                                  collections/nuregs/staff/
NUREG-2216--SRP for Transportation       ML20234A651; https://
 Packages for Spent Fuel and              www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-
 Radioactive Material.                    collections/nuregs/staff/
NUREG-1536--Revised Standard Review      ML101040620; https://
 Plan for Spent Fuel Dry Storage          www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-
 Systems.                                 collections/nuregs/staff/
NUREG 1567--SRP for Spent Fuel Dry       ML003686776; https://
 Storage Facilities.                      www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-
NUREG 1609--SRP for Transportation       ML20207F393; https://
 Packages for Radioactive Material.       www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-
NUREG 1617--SRP for Transportation       ML003696262; https://
 Packages for Spent Nuclear Fuel.         www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-

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Interim Staff Guidance for Spent Fuel    https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/
 Storage and Transportation website.      doc-collections/isg/spent-

    Dated: January 26, 2021.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Christopher. M. Regan,
Deputy Director, Division of Fuel Management, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. 2021-01966 Filed 1-28-21; 8:45 am]