[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 129 (Thursday, July 5, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39745-39746]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-16426]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2012-0159]


Fuel Oil Systems for Emergency Power Supplies

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft regulatory guide; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) 
is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1282, 
``Fuel Oil Systems for Emergency Power Supplies.'' This guide describes 
a method that the NRC staff considers acceptable for use in complying 
with the Commission's requirements regarding fuel oil systems for 
safety-related emergency diesel generators and oil-fueled gas turbine 
generators, including assurance of adequate fuel oil quality.

DATES: Submit comments by August 31, 2012. Comments received after this 
date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC staff 
is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before 
this date. Although a time limit is given, comments and suggestions in 
connection with items for inclusion in guides currently being developed 
or improvements in all published guides are encouraged at any time.

ADDRESSES: You may access information and comment submissions related 
to this document, which the NRC possesses and is publically available, 
by searching on http://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID NRC-2012-
0159. You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2012-0159. 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: Bob Radlinski, Office of New Reactors, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, 
telephone: 301-415-8503 or by email at: Robert.Radlinski@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments

A. Accessing Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2012-0159 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 the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web Site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2012-0159.
     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 draft regulatory guide 
is available electronically under ADAMS Accession Number ML121090447. 
The regulatory analysis is also available under ADAMS Accession No. 
ML121090459.
    Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and NRC approval is not 
required to reproduce them.
     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-2012-0159 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

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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 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 will not edit comment submissions to remove such 
information before making the comment submissions available to the 
public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS.

II. Further Information

    The NRC is issuing for public comment a draft guide in the NRC's 
``Regulatory Guide'' series. This series was developed to describe and 
make available to the public such information as methods that are 
acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing specific parts of the 
NRC'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.
    The draft regulatory guide, entitled, ``Fuel Oil Systems for 
Emergency Power Supplies,'' is temporarily identified by its task 
number, DG-1282. The DG-1282 is proposed revision 2 of Regulatory Guide 
1.137, ``Fuel Oil Systems for Standby Diesel Generators'' dated April 
1979.
    This guide describes a method that the NRC staff considers 
acceptable for use in complying with the Commission's requirements 
regarding fuel oil systems for safety-related emergency diesel 
generators and oil-fueled gas turbine generators, including assurance 
of adequate fuel oil quality.
    Proper quantity and quality of fuel oil is necessary for proper 
operation of the emergency diesel generators and gas turbine 
generators. Appendix C to ANSI/ANS-59.51-1997, ``Recommended Fuel Oil 
Practices,'' addresses recommended practices for maintaining fuel oil 
quantity and quality. Although not a mandatory part of the standard, 
the NRC staff believes Appendix C serves as an acceptable basis for a 
program to maintain the quality of fuel oil, with additions, deletions, 
and clarifications as contained in this guide.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 26th day of June, 2012.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Carol Moyer,
 Acting Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of 
Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
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