[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 112 (Tuesday, June 11, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35072-35073]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-13788]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2013-0124]


Proposed Revision to Strategies and Guidance to Address Loss of 
Large Areas of the Plant Due to Explosions and Fires

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is soliciting 
public comment on NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of 
Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition,'' on a 
proposed Revision 0 to Standard Review Plan (SRP), Section 19.4 
``Strategies and Guidance to Address Loss of Large Areas of the Plant 
due to Explosions and Fires.'' The current SRP does not

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contain guidance for staff review of the subject of loss-of-large areas 
of the plant due to explosions and fires.

DATES: Submit comments by July 11, 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 submit comment by any of the following methods 
(unless this document describes a different method for submitting 
comments on a specific subject):
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2013-0124. 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.
     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.
    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. Joseph Colaccino, Branch Chief, 
Office of New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-7102, email: 
Joseph.Colaccino@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments

A. Accessing Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2013-0124 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 is publicly-available, by the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2013-0124.
     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 SRP Section 19.4 is in 
ADAMS under Accession No. ML121110138.
     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-2013-0124 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 that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your 
comment submission. The NRC posts all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as entering 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 that they do not want to be 
publicly disclosed in their comment submission. 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 NRC seeks public comment on a new SRP Section 19.4, 
``Strategies and Guidance to Address Loss-of-Large Areas of the Plant 
due to Explosions and Fires.'' This section has been developed to 
assist NRC staff with the review of applications for certain 
construction permits, early site permits, licenses, license amendments, 
and combined licenses. It also informs new reactor applicants and other 
affected entities of proposed SRP guidance regarding an acceptable 
method by which staff performs its review of the subject of loss of 
large areas of the plant due to explosions and fires. Following NRC 
staff evaluation of public comments, the NRC intends to incorporate the 
final approved guidance into the next revision of NUREG-0800.
    The SRP is guidance for the NRC staff. The SRP is not a substitute 
for the NRC's regulations, and compliance with the SRP is not required. 
Accordingly, issuance of the SRP does not constitute ``backfitting'' as 
defined in 10 CFR 50.109(a)(1) of the backfit rule and is not otherwise 
inconsistent with the applicable issue finality provisions in 10 CFR 
Part 52.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 6 day of June 2013.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Joseph Colaccino,
 Chief, Policy Branch, Division of Advanced Reactors and Rulemaking, 
Office of New Reactors.
[FR Doc. 2013-13788 Filed 6-10-13; 8:45 am]
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