[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 108 (Thursday, June 5, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32579-32580]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-13077]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2012-0220]


Standard Review Plan for License Applications for Fuel Cycle 
Facilities

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft NUREG; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for 
public comment a draft NUREG-1520, Revision 2, titled ``Standard Review 
Plan [SRP] for License Applications for Fuel Cycle Facilities.'' This 
SRP provides NRC staff guidance for reviewing and evaluating the 
safety, health, security and environmental protection aspects of 
applications for licenses to possess and use special nuclear material 
(SNM) at fuel cycle facilities.

DATES: Submit comments by September 3, 2014. 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 
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):

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     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2012-0220. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-
3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact 
the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this document.
     Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Office of Administration, 
Mail Stop: 3WFN, 06-A44, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    For additional direction on obtaining information and submitting 
comments, see ``Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments'' in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Soly I. Soto, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-287-9076, email: 
Soly.Soto@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments

A. Accessing Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2012-0220 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding NUREG-1520. 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-2012-0220.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may access publicly-available documents online in the 
ADAMS Public Documents collection 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. 
Draft NUREG-1520, Revision 2, is available in ADAMS under Accession No. 
ML14150A417.
     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-2012-0220 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 will post all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as enter 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. Discussion

    Licenses to possess and use SNM are governed by part 70 of Title 10 
of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR). On December 7, 2012 (77 FR 
73060), the NRC staff outlined its plans to revise NUREG-1520, Revision 
1, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of a License Application for a 
Fuel Cycle Facility,'' dated May 2010. The NRC staff received comments 
in response to the December 2012 notice. In this regard, on April 11, 
2013, the NRC staff held a Category 2 public meeting which included a 
discussion of the outlined plan to revise NUREG-1520 and the comments 
received from the industry. At the April meeting, the NRC staff 
discussed a staff requirements memorandum (SRM) dated October 9, 2012 
(SRM-SECY-120091), in which the Commission directed the NRC staff to 
request the American Nuclear Society (ANS) to develop an integrated 
safety analysis (ISA) standard that would improve the quality and 
completeness of ISAs. The SRM also directed the NRC staff to refrain 
from revising NUREG-1520 on ISA topics until after the ANS standard is 
issued. Accordingly, the NRC staff is not proposing to make any 
significant changes to SRP Chapter 3, ``Integrated Safety Analysis and 
Integrated Safety Analysis Summary,'' at this time. Changes to Chapter 
3 are primarily to improve readability, rather than a change in 
guidance. A more complete summary of the April 11, 2013, meeting is 
available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML13113A251.
    The draft of SRP Revision 2 clarifies the existing SRP discussion 
in several technical areas, including nuclear criticality safety and 
management measures, as summarized below. Draft Chapter 5, ``Nuclear 
Criticality Safety,'' contains an expanded discussion of the double 
contingency principle and double contingency protection, including a 
description of what constitutes a loss of double contingency. Draft 
Chapter 11, ``Management Measures,'' includes a discussion of graded 
management measures and the selection of items relied on for safety 
that relate to the application of graded management measures.
    The draft of SRP Revision 2 contains two new chapters: Chapter 12, 
``Material Control and Accounting,'' regarding 10 CFR part 74 
requirements; and Chapter 13, ``Physical Protection,'' regarding 10 CFR 
part 73 requirements. These new chapters are needed because they 
address requirements that are referenced in 10 CFR 70.22, ``Contents of 
applications.''
    The draft of SRP Revision 2 includes administrative changes 
throughout the SRP to ensure consistency among the SRP chapters, 
improve clarity of the text, reduce redundancies, and assure that 
statutory, regulatory, and guidance document references are accurate 
and up to date. The title of this SRP was revised from ``Standard 
Review Plan for the Review of a License Application for a Fuel Cycle 
Facility'' to ``Standard Review Plan for License Applications for Fuel 
Cycle Facilities.''

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 21st day of May 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Marissa G. Bailey,
Director, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Office of 
Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
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