[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 210 (Tuesday, October 30, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65728-65729]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26644]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2011-0135]


Final Interim Staff Guidance Augmenting NUREG-1537, ``Guidelines 
for Preparing and Reviewing Applications for the Licensing of Non-Power 
Reactors,'' Parts 1 and 2, for Licensing Radioisotope Production 
Facilities and Aqueous Homogeneous Reactors

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) 
is issuing Final Interim Staff Guidance (ISG), that augments NUREG-
1537, Part 1, ``Guidelines for Preparing and Reviewing Applications for 
the Licensing of Non-Power Reactors: Format and Content,'' and NUREG-
1537, Part 2, ``Guidelines for Preparing and Reviewing Applications for 
the Licensing of Non-Power Reactors: Standard Review Plan and 
Acceptance Criteria.'' Parts 1 and 2 of the ISG correspond to the parts 
of NUREG-1537, and can be found in the NRC's Agencywide Documents 
Access and Management System (ADAMS) at Accession Numbers ML12156A069 
and ML12156A075, respectively. The ISG provides guidance for applicants 
and the NRC staff related to licensing a heterogeneous or aqueous 
homogeneous non-power reactor as a utilization facility pursuant to 
Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 50, 
``Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities.'' The 
ISG also provides guidance related to licensing a production facility 
for the separation of byproduct material from special nuclear material 
pursuant to 10 CFR Part 50. An applicant should use the guidance in 
Part 1 of the ISG when preparing a construction permit or operating 
license application. The NRC staff will use Part 2 of the ISG to review 
such an application.
    Disposition: On June 20, 2011 (76 FR 35922), the NRC published for 
public comment the draft ISG, ``Staff Guidance Regarding the 
Environmental Report for Applications to Construct and/or Operate 
Medical Isotope Production Facilities'' (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML11116A166). The NRC received 41 comments on the draft ISG, ADAMS 
Accession Nos. ML11216A140, ML11220A263, and ML11217A018. On October 
13, 2011 (76 FR 63668), the NRC published for public comment Chapters 
1-6 of the draft ISG, that augments NUREG-1537, Part 1,

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``Guidelines for Preparing and Reviewing Applications for the Licensing 
of Non-Power Reactors: Format and Content'' (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML111160058), and NUREG-1537, Part 2, ``Guidelines for Preparing and 
Reviewing Applications for the Licensing of Non-Power Reactors: 
Standard Review Plan and Acceptance Criteria'' (ADAMS Accession No. 
ML111810010). On April 10, 2012 (77 FR 21592), the NRC published for 
public comment Chapters 7-18 of Part 1 of the draft ISG, ADAMS 
Accession No. ML111570224, and Chapters 7-18 of Part 2 of the draft 
ISG, ADAMS Accession No. ML111160065. The NRC received 75 comments on 
the draft ISG, ADAMS Accession Nos. ML11325A120, ML11325A121, 
ML11325A122, ML12136A120, and ML12135A181. The details of the NRC's 
disposition of the comments are available at ADAMS Accession No. 
ML12156A061. The NRC staff incorporated the comments in the final ISG, 
as appropriate.
    Congressional Review Act: In accordance with the Congressional 
Review Act, the NRC has determined that this action is not a major rule 
and has verified this determination with the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs of the Office of Management and Budget.

ADDRESSES: The NRC maintains ADAMS, which provides text and image files 
of the NRC's public documents. Publicly available documents created or 
received at the NRC are available online in the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. Persons who do not have access to 
ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in 
ADAMS should contact the NRC's Public Document Room reference staff at 
1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by email at pdr.resource@nrc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Marcus Voth, Project Manager, 
Research and Test Reactor Licensing Branch, Division of Policy and 
Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, 20555-0001; telephone at 301-
415-1210 or email at Marcus.Voth@nrc.gov.

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

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17 day of October 2012.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission,
Linh N. Tran,
 Acting Chief, Research and Test Reactor Licensing Branch, Division of 
Policy and Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2012-26644 Filed 10-29-12; 8:45 am]
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