[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 141 (Tuesday, July 24, 2007)]
[Pages 40347-40348]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-14251]



Draft Regulatory Guide; Issuance, Availability

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft Regulatory Guide--Issuance, Availability.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Lee, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Telephone (301) 415-8111 or e-
mail [email protected].


I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued for public 
comment a draft guide in the agency's Regulatory Guide Series. This 
series has been developed to describe and make available to the public 
such information as methods that are acceptable to the NRC staff for 
implementing specific parts of the NRC's regulations, techniques that 
the staff uses in evaluating specific problems or postulated accidents, 
and data that the staff needs in its review of applications for permits 
and licenses.
    The draft regulatory guide, entitled ``Managing the Safety/Security 
Interface,'' is temporarily identified by its task number, DG-5021, 
which should be mentioned in all related correspondence.
    This draft regulatory guide provides an approach acceptable to the 
NRC for managing the safety/security interface at nuclear power plants. 
Title 10, Section 73.58, of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR 
part 73), ``Physical Protection of Plants and Materials,'' requires NRC 
licensees to assess and manage safety and security activities. If 
implemented by licensees, the approach and examples described in this 
guidance would provide reasonable assurance of adequate protection for 
the interface of safety and security, but are not intended to be all-
inclusive, and licensees may employ alternative methods for 
implementing NRC regulations. This draft regulatory guide would be 
applicable to operating reactors licensed in accordance with 10 CFR 
Parts 50 and 52, and new applicants should consider this guidance in 
preparing an application for a combined license (COL) under 10 CFR Part 
52. The licensee bears sole responsibility for ensuring that the 
potential for adverse affects on safety and security is managed and 
assessed to provide adequate protection of public health and safety, 
protection of the environment, and common defense and security. 
Licensee questions regarding regulatory requirements for the management 
of safety/security interface should be directed to the appropriate NRC 
Headquarters or Regional staff.

II. Further Information

    The NRC staff is soliciting comments on Draft Regulatory Guide DG-
5021. Comments may be accompanied by relevant information or supporting 
data, and should mention DG-5021 in the subject line. Comments 
submitted in writing or in electronic form will be made available to 
the public in their entirety through the NRC's Agencywide Documents 
Access and Management System (ADAMS). Personal information will not be 
removed from your comments. You may submit comments by any of the 
following methods.
    1. Mail comments to: Rulemaking, Directives, and Editing Branch, 
Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    2. E-mail comments to: [email protected]. You may also submit comments 
via the NRC's rulemaking Web site at http://ruleforum.llnl.gov. Address 
questions about our rulemaking Web site to Carol A. Gallagher (301) 
415-5905; e-mail [email protected].
    3. Hand-deliver comments to: Rulemaking, Directives, and Editing 
Branch, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852, between 7:30 a.m. and 
4:15 p.m. on Federal workdays.
    4. Fax comments to: Rulemaking, Directives, and Editing Branch, 
Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission at (301) 
    Requests for technical information about Draft Regulatory Guide DG-
5021 may be directed to Peter Lee, U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001. Telephone (301) 415-8111 or e-mail 
[email protected].
    Comments would be most helpful if received by September 25, 2007. 
Comments received after that date will be considered if it is practical 
to do so, but the NRC is able to ensure consideration only for comments 
received on or before this date. Although a time limit is given, 
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.
    Electronic copies of Draft Regulatory Guide DG-5021 are available 
through the NRC's public Web site under Draft Regulatory Guides in the 
Regulatory Guides document collection of the NRC's Electronic Reading 
Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/.
    In addition, regulatory guides are available for inspection at the 
NRC's Public Document Room (PDR), which is located at 11555 Rockville 
Pike, Rockville, Maryland. The PDR's mailing address is USNRC PDR, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001. The PDR can also be reached by telephone at 
(301) 415-4737 or (800) 397-4209, by fax at (301) 415-3548, and by e-
mail to [email protected].
    Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and Commission approval

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is not required to reproduce them. (5 U.S.C. 552(a))

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 16th day of July, 2007.

    For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Andrea D. Valentin,
Chief, Regulatory Guide Branch, Division of Fuel, Engineering, and 
Radiological Research, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
 [FR Doc. E7-14251 Filed 7-23-07; 8:45 am]