[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 78 (Monday, April 23, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24228-24229]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-9691]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2010-0202]


Condition Monitoring Techniques for Electric Cables Used in 
Nuclear Power Plants

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Regulatory guide; issuance.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) 
is issuing a new guide regulatory guide, (RG) 1.218, ``Condition 
Monitoring Techniques for Electric Cables Used in Nuclear Power 
Plants.'' This guide describes techniques that the staff of the NRC 
considers acceptable for condition monitoring of electric cables for 
nuclear power plants. RG 1.218 is not intended to be prescriptive, 
instead it provides a description of many available techniques for 
testing cables of various configurations typically found in a nuclear 
power plant and discusses the potential suitability and known 
limitations of each.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2010-0202 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may access information related to this document, which the NRC 
possesses and is publicly available, using the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2010-0202. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-492-
3668; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov.
     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 pdr.resource@nrc.gov. 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. Regulatory Guide 1.218, is available in ADAMS under 
Accession No. ML103510447. The regulatory analysis may be found in 
ADAMS under Accession No. ML103510458.
     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.
    Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and NRC approval is not 
required to reproduce them.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Jervey, U. S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone: (301) 251-
7404 or email Richard.Jervey@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    The NRC is issuing a new guide in the NRC's ``Regulatory Guide'' 
series. This series was developed to describe and make available to the 
public information such as methods that are acceptable to the NRC staff 
for implementing specific parts of the agency's regulations, techniques 
that the staff uses in evaluating specific problems or postulated 
accidents, and data that the staff needs in its review of applications 
for permits and licenses.
    RG 1.218, ``Condition Monitoring Techniques for Electric Cables 
Used in Nuclear Power Plants'', was issued for public comment with a 
temporary identification as Draft Regulatory Guide, DG-1240. This guide 
describes techniques that the staff of the NRC considers acceptable for 
condition monitoring of electric cables for nuclear power plants. RG 
1.218 is not intended to be prescriptive, instead it provides a 
description of many available techniques for testing cables of various 
configurations typically found in a nuclear power plant and discusses 
the potential suitability and known limitations of each.

II. Further Information

    DG-1240, was published in the Federal Register on June 15, 2010, 
for

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a 60 day public comment period. The public comment period closed on 
August 12, 2010. Public comments on DG-1240 and the staff responses to 
the public comments are available under ADAMS Accession Number 
ML103510471.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 11th day of April 2012.
Thomas H. Boyce,
Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of Engineering, 
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 2012-9691 Filed 4-20-12; 8:45 am]
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