[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 9 (Wednesday, January 14, 2004)]
[Page 2165]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-788]



Draft Regulatory Guide; Issuance, Availability

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued for public 
comment a proposed revision of a guide in its Regulatory Guide Series. 
Regulatory Guides are 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 is temporarily identified by its task number, DG-
1129, which should be mentioned in all correspondence concerning this 
draft guide. The proposed Revision 3 of Regulatory Guide 1.75, Draft 
Regulatory Guide DG-1129, ``Criteria for Independence of Electrical 
Safety Systems,'' is being developed to describe a method that is 
acceptable to the NRC staff for complying with the NRC's regulations 
with respect to the physical independence requirements of the circuits 
and electric equipment that compose or are associated with safety 
systems. The guide proposes to endorse the Institute of Electrical and 
Electronics Engineers standard IEEE Std. 384-1992, ``Standard Criteria 
for Independence of Class 1E Equipment and Circuits.''
    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 by mail to the Rules and 
Directives Branch, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555; or they may be hand-delivered to the 
Rules and Directives Branch, Office of Administration, at 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD. 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 March 12, 
    You may also provide comments via the NRC's interactive rulemaking 
Web site through the NRC Home page (http://[email protected]). This site 
provides the ability to upload comments as files (any format) if your 
Web browser supports that function. For information about the 
interactive rulemaking web site, contact Ms. Carol Gallagher, (301) 
415-5905; e-mail [email protected]. For technical information about Draft 
Regulatory Guide DG-1079, contact Mr. S.K. Aggarwal at (301) 415-6005, 
(e-mail [email protected]).
    Although a deadline is given for comments on these draft guides, 
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 are available for inspection at the NRC's 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) 397-42056; fax (301) 415-3548; e-mail [email protected]. Requests for 
single copies of draft or final regulatory 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; e-mail [email protected]. Telephone 
requests cannot be accommodated. Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, 
and NRC approval is not required to reproduce them. (5 U.S.C. 552(a))

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 12th day of December 2003.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Michael Mayfield,
Director, Division of Engineering Technology, Office of Nuclear 
Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 04-788 Filed 1-13-04; 8:45 am]