[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 7 (Friday, January 10, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1904-1905]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-00247]



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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2014-0004]


Aging Management of Loss of Coating Integrity for Internal 
Service Level III (Augmented) Coatings

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft license renewal interim staff guidance; request for 
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-2013-01, ``Aging Management of Loss of Coating Integrity for 
Internal Service Level III (augmented) Coatings.'' The draft LR-ISG 
proposes to add a new NRC staff-recommended aging management program 
(AMP), new aging management review (AMR) items, and new age-related 
definitions in NUREG-1801, Revision 2, ``Generic Aging Lessons Learned 
(GALL) Report.'' The draft LR-ISG also adds new AMR items and changes 
to the Final Safety Analysis Supplement program description in NUREG-
1800, Revision 2, ``Standard Review Plan for Review of License Renewal 
Applications for Nuclear Power Plants'' (SRP-LR). These changes address 
new recommendations related to Service Level III (augmented) (a new 
term) internal coatings in piping, tanks, and heat exchangers.

DATES: Submit comments by February 24, 2014. 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 submit comments 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-2014-0004. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-
3422; 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, Office of Administration, Mail 
Stop: 3WFN, 06-44M, 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: 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-2014-0004 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding this document. You may 
access publicly available information related to this action by the 
following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2014-0004.
     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/.html by selecting ``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 notice (if that document is available in ADAMS) is 
provided the first time that a document is referenced. The draft LR-
ISG-2013-01 is available electronically under ADAMS Accession No. 
ML13262A442. 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.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2014-0004 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. Background

    The draft LR-ISG proposes to add a new NRC staff-recommended aging 
management program, new aging management review items, and new age-
related definitions in NUREG-1801, Revision 2, ``Generic Aging Lessons 
Learned Report.'' The draft LR-ISG also adds new AMR items and changes 
to the Final Safety Analysis Supplement program description in NUREG-
1800, Revision 2, ``Standard Review Plan for Review of License Renewal 
Applications for Nuclear Power Plants.'' These changes address new 
recommendations related to Service Level III (augmented) internal 
coatings in piping, tanks, and heat exchangers within the scope of part 
54 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), 
``Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power 
Plants.''
    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 LR-ISG-2013-01 to address: loss of 
coating integrity due to blistering, cracking, flaking, peeling, or 
physical damage of Service Level III (augmented) internal coatings in 
piping, tanks, and heat exchangers within the scope of 10 CFR Part 54.

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III. Proposed Action

    By this action, the NRC is requesting public comments on draft LR-
ISG-2013-01. 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 6th day of January 2014.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Melanie A. Galloway,
Deputy Director, Division of License Renewal, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2014-00247 Filed 1-9-14; 8:45 am]
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