[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 86 (Friday, May 3, 2013)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2012-0270]


Content Specifications and Shielding Evaluations for Type B 
Transportation Packages

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Regulatory issue summary; issuance.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing 
Regulatory Issue Summary (RIS) 2013-04, ``Content Specifications and 
Shielding Evaluations for Type B Transportation Packages.'' This RIS 
clarifies the NRC's use of staff guidance in NUREG-1609, ``Standard 
Review Plan for Transport Packages for Radioactive Material,'' for the 
review of content specifications and shielding evaluations included in 
the Certificates of Compliance (CoC) and safety analysis reports (SARs) 
for Type B transportation packages. The RIS does not impose any 
additional regulatory requirements on NRC licensees.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2012-0270 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, using any of the following 
methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2012-0270. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-492-
3668; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact 
the individual(s) listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
of this document.
     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 number 
for each document referenced in this document (if that document is 
available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is 
referenced.
     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.
    The RIS is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML13036A135 and 
on the NRC's public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/gen-comm/reg-issues/. NUREG-1609 is available on the NRC's 
public Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/sr1609/final/index.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Veronica Wilson, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-492-3278; email: 
Veronica.Wilson@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background and Public Comments

    This RIS clarifies the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) 
use of staff guidance in NUREG-1609, ``Standard Review Plan for 
Transport Packages for Radioactive Material,'' for the review of 
content specifications and shielding evaluations included in the CoC 
and safety analysis reports for Type B transportation packages under 10 
CFR part 71. This information will assist the NRC in the regulatory 
process and aid the addresses in developing thorough submittals.
    The NRC issued this RIS as a draft for public comment on November 
13, 2012 (77 FR 67678), for a 45-day comment period. The staff received 
three comment letters containing a total of 3 comments from Nuclear 
Information and Resource Service. The NRC staff considered all 
comments. The NRC staff's evaluation of the comments is publicly 
available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML13035A235. As a result of the 
comments received, the NRC did not make any changes to the final 
version of RIS 2013-04.

II. Backfitting and Issue Finality

    There are no backfitting or issue finality provisions in 10 CFR 
part 71; therefore, these addresses--in their status as applicants for 
or holders of 10 CFR part 71 CoCs--are not protected by any backfitting 
or issue finality requirements.
    This RIS does not impose on the addresses in their status as 
licensees or holders of NRC regulatory approvals under 10 CFR parts 50, 
52, 70, 72, or 76 either backfitting (as defined in those parts) or 
actions which are inconsistent with the issue finality requirements in 
10 CFR part 52. Consequently, the NRC staff did not address the 
documentation requirements of the backfitting provisions or the issue 
finality provisions of those parts.

III. Congressional Review Act

    Under the Congressional Review Act of 1996, 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 
OMB.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 23rd day of April 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Mark Lombard,
Director, Division of Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation, Office of 
Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
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