[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 101 (Tuesday, May 25, 2004)]
[Pages 29772-29773]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-11757]



10 CFR Part 52 Construction Inspection Program Framework 
Document; Availability of NUREG

AGENCY: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is announcing the completion 
and availability of NUREG-1789, ``10 CFR Part 52 Construction 
Inspection Program Framework Document,'' dated April 2004.

ADDRESSES: Copies of NUREG-1789 may be purchased from the 
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, P.O. Box 
37082, Washington, DC 20402-9328; http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs; 
202-512-1800 or The National Technical Information Service, 
Springfield, Virginia 22161-0002; http://www.ntis.gov; 1-800-533-6847 
or, locally, 703-805-6000.
    A copy of the document is also available for inspection and/or 
copying for a fee in the NRC Public Document Room, 11555 Rockville 
Pike, Rockville, Maryland. As of November 1, 1999, you may also 
electronically access NUREG-series publications and other NRC records 
at NRC's Public Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm.html.

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    Some publications in the NUREG series that are posted at NRC's Web 
site address http://www.nrc.gov are updated regularly and may differ 
from the last printed version.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Ms. Mary Ann M. Ashley, Inspection 
Program Branch, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555-0001. Ms. Ashley may be reached at (301) 415-1073 or by e-mail at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 30, 2003, the NRC staff issued the 
``Draft 10 CFR Part 52 Construction Inspection Program Framework 
Document'' for public comment. The framework document set forth the 
proposed basis for the construction inspection program for reactors 
built under 10 CFR Part 52. A public workshop was held on August 27, 
2003 to discuss the scope and the types of inspections which are 
planned during the new reactor construction project.
    The NRC has considered the comments received from stakeholders and 
has incorporated them, as appropriate, into a final revision of the 
construction inspection program framework document and is issuing the 
framework as NUREG-1789. A detailed resolution of comments submitted 
about the draft framework document has been incorporated into NUREG-
1789. The NUREG details the audits and inspections that will be 
conducted by the NRC during the Early Site Permit (ESP) and Combined 
License (COL) phases. The document also discusses how the NRC staff 
will verify satisfactory completion of the inspections, tests, 
analyses, and acceptance criteria (ITAAC) and review operational 
programs. NRC staff will use the inspection program descriptions 
contained in the framework NUREG to guide the development of internal 
inspection documents including Inspection Manual Chapters and 
Inspection Procedures.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 12th day of May 2004.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Stuart A. Richards,
Chief, Inspection Program Branch, Division of Inspection Program 
Management, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 04-11757 Filed 5-24-04; 8:45 am]