[Federal Register Volume 65, Number 240 (Wednesday, December 13, 2000)]
[Page 77934]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 00-31736]



Draft Regulatory Guide; Issuance, Availability

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued for public comment a 
draft of a new guide in its Regulatory Guide Series, with its related 
Standard Review Plan section. The Regulatory Guide 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-1096 
(which should be mentioned in all correspondence concerning this draft 
guide), is titled ``Transient and Accident Analysis Methods.'' This 
guide is being developed to describe a process that is acceptable to 
the NRC staff for the development and assessment of evaluation models 
that may be used to analyze transient and accident behavior.
    Draft Standard Review Plan Section 15.0.2, ``Review of Analytical 
Computer Codes,'' is being developed to describe the review process for 
NRC staff and acceptance criteria for analytical models and computer 
codes used by licensees to analyze accident and transient behavior. 
This draft Standard Review Plan (SRP) section is intended to become 
Section 15.0.2 of NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of 
Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants.''
    This draft guide and draft standard review plan section have not 
received complete staff approval and do not represent an official NRC 
staff position.
    Comments on both documents 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; the PDR's mailing address is USNRC PDR, 
Washington, DC 20555; telephone (301) 415-4737 or (800) 397-4209; fax 
(301) 415-3548; email PDR@NRC.GOV>. Comments will be most helpful if 
received by February 15, 2001.
    You may also provide comments or access these documents 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; e-mail CAG@NRC.GOV. Electronic copies of 
this draft guide, under Accession Number ML003770849, are available in 
NRC's Public Electronic Reading Room, which can also be accessed 
through NRC's web site, WWW.NRC.GOV. For information about the draft 
guide and the related documents, contact Mr. N. Lauben at (301) 415-
6762; e-mail GNL1@NRC.GOV. For information about the draft standard 
review plan section, contact Mr. J.L. Staudenmeier at (301) 415-2869, 
email JLS4@NRC.GOV; or Mr. M.A. Shuaibi at (301) 415-2859, email 
    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 improvements in all published 
guides are encouraged at any time.
    Regulatory guides and standard review plan sections are available 
for inspection at the Commission's Public Document Room, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD. Requests for single copies of draft or 
final guides or SRP sections (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 DISTRIBUTION@NRC.GOV. 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 28th day of November 2000.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Farouk Eltawila,
Acting Director, Division of Risk Analysis and Applications, Office of 
Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 00-31736 Filed 12-12-00; 8:45 am]