[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 41 (Friday, March 1, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13911-13912]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-04514]



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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2013-0041]


Proposed Revision to Design of Structures, Components, Equipment 
and Systems

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Standard review plan-draft section revision; request for 
comment and use.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is revising the 
following sections in Chapter 3, ``Design of Structures, Components, 
Equipment, and Systems'' and is soliciting public comment on NUREG-
0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports 
for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition,'' Section 3.7.1, ``Seismic 
Design Parameters,'' Section 3.7.2, ``Seismic System Analysis,'' 
Section 3.7.3, ``Seismic Subsystem Analysis,'' Section 3.8.1, 
``Concrete Containment,'' Section 3.8.3, ``Concrete And Steel Internal 
Structures of Steel Or Concrete Containments, ``Section 3.8.4, ``Other 
Seismic Category I Structures,'' and Section 3.8.5, ``Foundations.''

DATES: Submit comments by April 1, 2013. 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-2013-
0041. 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-2013-0041. 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, Office of New 
Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001; telephone: 301-415-2875, email: Amy.Cubbage@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments

A. Accessing Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2013-0041 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-2013-0041.
     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 numbers 
for redline documents comparing current revisions and the proposed 
revisions of individual sections are available in ADAMS under Accession 
Nos.: Section 3.7.1, Proposed Revision 4 (ML12352A305), Current 
Revision 3 (ML070640306), Redline (ML12354A050); Section 3.7.2, 
Proposed Revision 4 (ML12353A354) Current Revision 3 (ML070640311), 
Redline (ML12354A053); Section 3.7.3, Proposed Revision 4 
(ML12353A357), Current Revision 3 (ML070640313), Redline (ML12354A043); 
Section 3.8.1, Proposed Revision 4 (ML12353A365), Current Revision 3 
(ML100620888), Redline (ML12354A052); Section 3.8.3, Proposed Revision 
4 (MLML12353A377), Current Revision 3 (ML100620981), Redline 
(ML12354A089); and Section 3.8.4, Proposed Revision 4 (ML12353A382), 
Current Revision 3 (ML100630323), Redline (ML12354A092); Section 3.8.5, 
Proposed Revision 4 (ML12353A388), Current Revision 3 (ML100621093), 
Redline (ML12354A096).
     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-2013-0041 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.

II. Further Information

    The Office of New Reactors and Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation 
are revising these sections from the current versions. In respect of 
these revisions, details of specific changes are included in the end of 
each of the revised sections themselves and are shown in the 
description of changes.
    The changes to this Standard Review Plan (SRP) Chapter reflect 
current staff review methods and practices based on lessons learned 
from NRC reviews of design certification and combined license 
applications completed since the last revision of this chapter. Changes 
include: (1) Enhancements to guidance to the staff for evaluating the 
acceptability of the seismic and civil structural design and analysis 
issues, (2) updates to review interfaces to improve the efficiency and 
consistency of staff reviews and (3) updates to references covered in 
SRP Chapter 3.
    The NRC staff is issuing this notice to solicit public comments on 
the proposed SRP Sections in Chapter 3. After the NRC staff considers 
any public comments, it will make a determination regarding the 
proposed SRP Sections in Chapter 3.

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

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Amy E. Cubbage,

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Chief, Policy Branch, Division of Advanced Reactors and Rulemaking, 
Office of New Reactors.

 
 
 
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