[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 71 (Friday, April 12, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21980-21981]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-08699]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2013-0068]


Aging Management of Internal Surfaces, Service Level III and 
Other Coatings, Atmospheric Storage Tanks, and Corrosion Under 
Insulation

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft license renewal interim staff guidance; request for 
public comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requests public 
comment on the Draft License Renewal Interim Staff Guidance (LR-ISG), 
LR-ISG-2012-02, ``Aging Management of Internal Surfaces, Service Level 
III and Other Coatings, Atmospheric Storage Tanks, and Corrosion under 
Insulation.'' The draft LR-ISG proposes to revise NRC staff-recommended 
aging management programs (AMP) and aging management review (AMR) items 
in NUREG-1801, Revision 2, ``Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) 
Report,'' and the NRC staff's AMR procedure, acceptance criteria, and 
AMR items contained in NUREG-1800, Revision 2, ``Standard Review Plan 
for Review of License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants'' 
(SRP-LR) to address new recommendations related to internal surface 
aging effects of components, and atmospheric storage tanks within the 
scope of the Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear 
Power Plants. The ISG also includes new recommendations to address 
Service Level III and Other coatings and corrosion under insulation.

DATES: Submit comments by June 16, 2013. 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.

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-2013-0068. 
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-2013-0068. 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. William Holston, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-8573; email: William.Holston@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments

A. Accessing Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2013-0068 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-2013-0068.
     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 LR-ISG-2012-02 is 
available electronically under ADAMS Accession No. ML12291A920. The 
GALL Report and SRP-LR are available under ADAMS Accession Nos. 
ML103490041 and ML103490036, respectively.
     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.
     NRC's Interim Staff Guidance Web site: The LR-ISG 
documents are also available online under the ``License Renewal'' 
heading at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/#int.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2013-0068 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.

II. Background

    The NRC issues LR-ISGs to communicate insights and lessons learned 
and to address emergent issues not covered in license renewal guidance 
documents, such as the GALL Report and SRP-LR. In this way, the NRC 
staff and stakeholders may use the guidance in an LR-ISG document 
before it is incorporated into a formal license renewal guidance 
document revision. The NRC staff issues LR-ISGs in accordance with the 
LR-ISG Process, Revision 2 (ADAMS Accession No. ML100920158), for which 
a notice of availability was published in the Federal Register on June 
22, 2010 (75 FR 35510).
    The NRC staff has developed draft LR-ISG-2012-02 to address: (a) 
Recurring internal corrosion, (b) a representative minimum sample size 
for periodic inspections in GALL Aging Management Program (AMP) XI.M38, 
``Inspection of Internal Surfaces in Miscellaneous Piping and Ducting 
Components,'' (c) loss of coating integrity for Service Level III and 
Other coatings, (d) flow blockage of water-based fire protection system 
piping, (e) revisions to the scope and inspection

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recommendations of GALL AMP XI.M29, ``Aboveground Metallic Tanks,'' (f) 
corrosion under insulation, (g) external volumetric examination of 
internal piping surfaces of underground piping, (h) specific guidance 
for use of the pressurization option for inspecting elastomers in GALL 
AMP XI.M38, and (i) key miscellaneous changes to the GALL Report

III. Proposed Action

    By this action, the NRC is requesting public comments on draft LR-
ISG-2012-02. This LR-ISG proposes certain revisions to NRC guidance on 
implementation of the requirements in 10 CFR Part 54. The NRC staff 
will make a final determination regarding issuance of the LR-ISG after 
it considers any public comments received in response to this request.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 4th day of April, 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
John W. Lubinski,
Director, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2013-08699 Filed 4-11-13; 8:45 am]
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