[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 131 (Wednesday, July 9, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38963-38964]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-15938]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2014-0158]


Regulatory Guide 1.37, ``Quality Assurance Requirements for 
Cleaning of Fluid Systems and Associated Components of Water-Cooled 
Nuclear Power Plants''

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Regulatory guide; withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is withdrawing 
Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.37, ``Quality Assurance Requirements for 
Cleaning of Fluid Systems and Associated Components of Water-Cooled 
Nuclear Power Plants,'' (Agencywide Documents Access and Management 
System (ADAMS) under Accession No. ML070250571). The RG is being 
withdrawn because its guidance and regulatory positions are contained 
in RG 1.28, Revision 4, ``Quality Assurance Program Criteria (Design 
and Construction)''; (ADAMS Accession No. ML100160003), and RG 1.33, 
Revision 3, ``Quality Assurance Program Requirements (Operation),'' 
(ADAMS Accession No. ML13109A458).

DATES: The effective date of the withdrawal of Regulatory Guide 1.37 is 
July 2, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2014-0158 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may obtain publicly-available information related to this document 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2014-0158. 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.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may obtain publicly-available documents online in the 
ADAMS Publicly Documents collection

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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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrea T. Keim, Office of New 
Reactors, telephone: 301-415-1671, email: Andrea.Keim@nrc.gov; or 
Stephen Burton, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, telephone: 301-
415-7000, email: Stephen.Burton@nrc.gov. Both of the U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    The NRC is withdrawing RG 1.37 because its guidance and regulatory 
positions are contained in RG 1.28, Revision 4, ``Quality Assurance 
Program Criteria (Design and Construction)''; and RG 1.33, Revision 3, 
``Quality Assurance Program Requirements (Operation).'' The NRC issued 
RG 1.28, Revision 4 in June 2010, which endorses NQA-1-2008 and the 
NQA-1a-2009 Addenda, Parts I and II. NQA-1-2008 and NQA-1a-2009 Addenda 
Part II incorporate the requirements and regulatory positions contained 
in RG 1.37, Revision 1. Additionally, RG 1.33 endorses ANSI/ANS 3.2-
2012. ANSI/ANS 3.2-2012, Section 1.2, ``Purpose,'' requires 
implementation of the applicable sections of NQA-1-2008 and NQA-1a-2009 
during the operational phase of power plant operation. Any update to RG 
1.37 to endorse NQA-1-2008 and NQA-1a-2009, Part II, Subpart 2.1 would 
be redundant since the standards are already endorsed in RG 1.28, 
Revision 4 and in RG 1.33, Revision 3.

II. Additional Information

    The withdrawal of RG 1.37 does not alter any prior or existing 
licensing commitments based on its use. The guidance provided in this 
RG is no longer necessary. Regulatory guides may be withdrawn when 
their guidance no longer provides useful information, or is superseded 
by technological innovations, congressional actions, or other events.
    Regulatory guides are revised for a variety of reasons and the 
withdrawal of an RG should be thought of as the final revision of the 
guide. Although an RG is withdrawn, current licensees may continue to 
use it, and withdrawal does not affect any existing licenses or 
agreements. Withdrawal of an RG means that the RG should not be used 
for future NRC licensing activities. However, although an RG is 
withdrawn, changes to existing licenses can be accomplished using other 
regulatory products.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 2nd day of July, 2014.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Harriet Karagiannis,
Acting Branch Chief, Regulatory Guidance and Generic Issues Branch, 
Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
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