[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 156 (Monday, August 13, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48177-48178]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-19770]


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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; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On July 5, 2012 (77 FR 39745), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission (NRC or the Commission) issued Draft Regulatory Guide, DG-
1282, ``Fuel Oil Systems for Emergency Power Supplies,'' in the Federal 
Register for a 60 day public comment period. The NRC is extending the 
public comment period for DG-1282 from August 31, 2012 to September 28, 
2012. This guide describes a method that the NRC staff considers 
acceptable for use in complying with the Commission's

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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 September 28, 2012. Comments received after 
this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC 
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 publicly 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: Mark Orr, Office of Nuclear Regulatory 
Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001; telephone: 301-251-7495; email: Mark.Orr@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 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-2012-0159.
     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 Number 
ML121090459.
     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 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. Background

    On July 5, 2012 (77 FR 39745), the NRC published a notice of 
issuance and availability of DG-1282. By email dated July 27, 2012, the 
Nuclear Energy Institute (ADAMS Accession No. ML12214A372) requested an 
extension of the stated comment period for the purpose of providing 
sufficient review to ensure that the changes incorporated in the draft 
guidance adequately reflect the contemporary practices it purports to 
address. It is the desire of the NRC to receive comments of a high 
quality from all stakeholders. Several factors have been considered in 
granting an extension. The requested comment period extension is 
reasonable and does not affect NRC deadlines. The additional time will 
allow stakeholders to discuss the proposed guide during related 
meetings. Therefore the comment submittal period is extended from the 
original date of August 31, 2012 to September 28, 2012.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 3rd day of August, 2012.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Thomas H. Boyce,
Chief, Regulatory Guide development Branch, Division of Engineering, 
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
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