[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 99 (Tuesday, May 22, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 30335]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-12359]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2012-0113]


Proposed Revision 3 to Standard Review Plan, Section 19.1 on 
Determining the Technical Adequacy of Probabilistic Risk Assessment for 
Risk-Informed License Amendment Requests After Initial Fuel Load

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Solicitation of public comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is soliciting 
public comment on NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of 
Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition,'' on a 
proposed Revision 3 to Standard Review Plan (SRP), Section 19.1, 
``Determining the Technical Adequacy of Probabilistic Risk Assessment 
for Risk-Informed License Amendment Requests After Initial Fuel Load'' 
(Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession 
No. ML112990771). The Office of New Reactors and Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation are revising SRP Section 19.1, which updates 
Revision 2 (ADAMS Accession No. ML071700657) dated June 2007, to 
reflect the changes as listed in the description of changes. These 
changes include (1) the regulatory requirements in Title 10 of the Code 
of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), 50.71(h)(1), (h)(2), and (h)(3) for 
new reactors, (2) applicability of the National Fire Protection 
Association 805 transition, and (3) latest information on probabilistic 
risk assessment technical adequacy for risk-informed license amendment 
requests after initial fuel load. A redline document comparing Revision 
2 and the current proposed Revision 3 can be found under ADAMS 
Accession No. ML112990870.
    The NRC staff issues Federal Register notices to facilitate timely 
implementation of the current staff guidance and to facilitate 
activities associated with the review of amendment applications

DATES: Comments must be filed no later than 30 days from the date of 
publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Comments received 
after this date will be considered, if it is practical to do so, but 
the Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments 
received on or before this date.

ADDRESSES: You may access information and comment submissions related 
to this document by searching on http://www.regulations.gov under 
Docket ID NRC-2012-0113. You may submit comments by the following 
methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2012-0113. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-492-
3668; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov.
     Mail Comments To: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, 
Announcements, and Directives Branch (RADB), Office of Administration, 
Mail Stop: TWB-05-B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC 20555-0001.
     Fax Comments To: RADB at 301-492-3446.
    For additional direction on accessing information and submitting 
comments, see ``Accessing Information and Submitting Comments'' in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

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 email at: amy.cubbage@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments

A. Accessing Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2012-0113 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, by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web Site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2012-0113.
     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.
     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.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2012-0113 in the subject line of your 
comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make 
your comment submission available to the public in this docket.
    The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact 
information in comment submissions that you do not want to be publicly 
disclosed. The NRC posts all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as enters the comment submissions into 
ADAMS. The NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove 
identifying or contact information.
    If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons 
for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to 
include identifying or contact information in their comment submissions 
that they do not want to be publicly disclosed. Your request should 
state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to 
remove such information before making the comment submissions available 
to the public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS.
    The NRC is issuing this notice to solicit public comments on this 
SRP section 19.1, Revision 3. After the NRC staff considers public 
comments, it will make a determination regarding issuance of the final 
guidance.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 14th day of May 2012.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Amy E. Cubbage,
Chief, Policy Branch, Division of Advanced Reactors and Rulemaking, 
Office of New Reactors.
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