[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 183 (Thursday, September 20, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58419-58420]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23326]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2012-0167]


Guidelines for Preparing and Reviewing Licensing Applications for 
Instrumentation and Control Upgrades for Non-Power Reactors

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft NUREG; request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) 
is requesting public comment on Chapter 7, Instrumentation and Control 
Systems, augmenting NUREG-1537, Part 1, ``Guidelines for Preparing and 
Reviewing Applications for the Licensing of Non-Power Reactors: Format 
and Content,'' for instrumentation and control upgrades and NUREG-1537, 
Part 2, ``Guidelines for Preparing and Reviewing Applications for the 
Licensing of Non-Power Reactors: Standard Review Plan and Acceptance 
Criteria,'' for instrumentation and control upgrades. This draft 
chapter of NUREG-1537, Part 1 and Part 2, provides revised guidance for 
preparing and reviewing applications to amend a facility operating 
license for I&C upgrades.

DATES: Comments may be submitted by December 4, 2012. 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, which the NRC possesses and are publically available, 
by searching on http://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID NRC-2012-
0167. 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-2012-0167. 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: Mr. Duane A. Hardesty, Office of 
Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
Washington, DC 20005-0001; telephone: 301-415-3724; email: 
duane.hardesty@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments

A. Accessing Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2012-0167 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding this document. You may 
access information related to this document by any of the following 
methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2012-0167.
     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 Chapter of NUREG-
1537 are located in ADAMS as follows: Part 1, Chapter 7 (ADAMS 
Accession No. ML12254A024) and Part 2, Chapter 7 (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML12254A017).
     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-2012-0167 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 entering the comment submissions into 
ADAMS, and 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.
    The NRC is issuing this notice to solicit public comment on Chapter 
7, Instrumentation and Control System, augmenting NUREG-1537, Part 1, 
``Guidelines for Preparing and Reviewing Applications for the Licensing 
of Non-Power Reactors: Format and Content,'' for Instrumentation and 
Control upgrades and NUREG-1537, Part 2, ``Guidelines for Preparing and 
Reviewing Applications for the Licensing of Non-Power Reactors: 
Standard Review Plan and Acceptance Criteria,'' for Instrumentation and 
Control upgrades. After the NRC staff considers public comments, it 
will make a determination regarding issuance of the final NUREG.


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    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17th day of September 2012.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission,
Linh N. Tran,
Acting Chief, Research and Test Reactors Licensing Branch, Division of 
Policy and Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
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