[Federal Register Volume 65, Number 194 (Thursday, October 5, 2000)]
[Pages 59473-59474]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 00-25561]



Draft Regulatory Guide; Issuance, Availability

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued for public comment a 
proposed revision of a guide in its Regulatory Guide Series. This 
series has been developed to describe and make available to the public 
such information as methods acceptable to the NRC staff for 
implementing specific parts of the NRC's regulations, techniques used 
by the staff in evaluating specific problems or postulated accidents, 
and data needed by the staff in its review of applications for permits 
and licenses.
    The draft guide, temporarily identified by its task number, DG-8026 
(which should be mentioned in all correspondence concerning this draft 
guide), is titled ``Health Physics Surveys in Uranium Recovery 
Facilities.'' This guide is being revised to describe health physics 
surveys that are acceptable to the NRC staff for protecting workers at 
uranium recovery facilities from radiation and the chemical toxicity of 
uranium while on the job. Uranium recovery facilities can include 
uranium mills, in situ leach facilities, ion exchange recovery 
facilities and certain other types of recovery facilities.
    This draft guide has not received complete staff approval and does 
not represent an official NRC staff position.
    Comments may be accompanied by relevant information or supporting 
data. Written comments may be submitted to the Rules and Directives 
Branch, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555. Copies of comments received may be examined at 
the NRC Public Document Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD. 
Comments will be most helpful if received by December 15, 2000.
    You may also provide comments via the NRC's interactive rulemaking 
website through the NRC home page (http://www.nrc.gov). This site 
provides the availability to upload comments as files (any format) if 
your web browser supports that function. For information about the 
interactive rulemaking website, contact Ms. Carol Gallagher, (301) 415-
5905; email [email protected]. For information about the draft guide and the 
related documents, contact Mr. J.H. Lusher at (301) 415-7694; e-mail 
[email protected].
    Although a time limit is given for comments on this draft guide, 
comments and suggestions in connection with items for inclusion in 
guides currently being developed or

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improvements in all published guides are encouraged at any time.
    Regulatory guides are available for inspection at the Commission's 
Public Document Room. The PDR's mailing address is USNRC Public 
Document Room, Washington, DC 20555; email [email protected]>. Requests for 
single copies of draft or final guides (which may be reproduced) or for 
placement on an automatic distribution list for single copies of future 
draft guides in specific divisions should be made in writing to the 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555, Attention: 
Reproduction and Distribution Services Section; or by fax to (301) 415-
2289, or by email to [email protected]>. Telephone requests cannot 
be accommodated. Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and Commission 
approval is not required to reproduce them.

(5 U.S.C. 552(a))

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 19th day of September 2000.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Clare V. Kasputys,
Deputy Director, Program Management, Policy Development and Analysis 
Staff Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 00-25561 Filed 10-4-00; 8:45 am]