[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 97 (Friday, May 18, 2012)]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2012-0112]


Impact of Construction (Under a Combined License) of New Nuclear 
Power Plant Units on Operating Units at Multi-Unit Sites

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff is issuing 
its Final Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) COL-ISG-022 (Agencywide 
Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. 
ML112630044). The purpose of this ISG is to provide staff guidance for 
assessing combined license (COL) applicant compliance with the 
requirements of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, (10 CFR) 
52.79(a)(31). This regulation requires applicants for a COL intending 
to construct and operate new nuclear power plants (NPPs) on multi-unit 
sites to provide an evaluation of the potential hazards to structures, 
systems, and components (SSCs) important to safety for the operating 
units resulting from construction activities.

DATES: The effective date of this COL-ISG is June 18, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2012-0112 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 are publicly available by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2012-0112. 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.

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      ADAMS accession number                   Document title
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ML112630037.......................  Interim Staff Guidance-022 on
                                     Impacts of Construction (under a
                                     Combined License) of New Nuclear
                                     Power Plants on Operating Units at
                                     Multi-Unit Sites (Package).
ML112630039.......................  Federal Register Notice; Office of
                                     New Reactors: Interim Staff
                                     Guidance-022 on Impacts of
                                     Construction (under a Combined
                                     License) of New Nuclear Power
                                     Plants on Operating Units at Multi-
                                     Unit Sites.
ML112630044.......................  Interim Staff Guidance-022 on
                                     Impacts of Construction (under a
                                     Combined License) of New Nuclear
                                     Power Plants on Operating Units at
                                     Multi-Unit Sites.
ML112630040.......................  Comment Response Document--Interim
                                     Staff Guidance-022 on Impacts of
                                     Construction (under a Combined
                                     License) of New Nuclear Power
                                     Plants on Operating Units at Multi-
                                     Unit Sites.
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     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: Ms. Amy E. Cubbage, Chief, Policy 
Branch, Division of Advanced Reactors and Rulemaking, Office of New 
Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001; telephone: 301-415-2875 or by email at amy.cubbage@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The staff issues COL-ISGs to facilitate 
timely implementation of current staff guidance and to facilitate 
activities associated with review of applications for COL-ISGs by the 
staff. This ISG supplements the guidance contained in Regulatory Guide 
(RG) 1.206, Revision 0, ``Combined License Applications for Nuclear 
Power Plants (LWR Edition).'' In addition, this ISG supplements the 
guidance provided for staff review of COL applications contained in 
NUREG-0800, Standard Review Plan (SRP) Chapter 1.0, Revision 2, dated 
December 2011. The staff intends to incorporate this final COL-ISG-022 
into the next revision of RG 1.206 and NUREG-0800, SRP Chapter 1.0. On 
February 14, 2011, the staff issued the proposed COL-ISG-022 ``Impacts 
of Construction of New Nuclear Power Plants on Operating Units at 
Multi-Unit Sites,'' ADAMS Accession No. ML093440252 (76 FR 8383). The 
staff received questions and editorial comments from four commenters 
which were considered in the development of the final ISG-022. The 
questions, comments, and staff resolutions of those comments are 
contained in ``ISG-022 Comment Resolution'' which can be found in ADAMS 
as Accession No. ML112630040. The NRC posts its issued staff guidance 
on the NRC's public Web page: (http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/isg/).

Backfitting

    This ISG does not constitute backfitting as defined in 10 CFR 
50.109, nor is it inconsistent with any of the issue finality 
provisions in 10 CFR part 52. This ISG does not contain any new 
requirements for COL applicants or holders under Part 52, or for 
licensees of existing operating units licensed under Part 50. Rather, 
it contains additional guidance and clarification on compliance with 10 
CFR 52.79(a)(31), which may be used by COL applicants in the 
preparation of their applications.

Congressional Review Act

    This interim staff guidance is a rule as designated in the 
Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801-808). However, OMB has not found 
it to be a major rule as designated in the Congressional Review Act.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The agency posts its issued staff guidance 
in the agency external Web page (http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/isg/).

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 11th day of May 2012.
Amy E. Cubbage,
Chief, Policy Branch, Division of Advanced Reactors and Rulemaking, 
Office of New Reactors.
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