The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a new 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.
Regulatory Guide 1.189, “Fire Protection for Operating Nuclear Power Plants,” has been developed to provide a comprehensive fire protection guidance document and to identify the scope and depth of fire protection that the NRC staff has determined to be acceptable for operating nuclear plants.
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. Written comments may be submitted to the Rules and Directives Branch, Division of Administrative Services, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555.
Regulatory guides are available for inspection or downloading at the NRC's web site at <WWW.NRC.GOV> under Regulatory Guides and in NRC's Electronic Reading Room (ADAMS System) at the same site; Regulatory Guide 1.189 has Accession Number ML010920084. Single copies of regulatory guides may be obtained free of charge by writing the Reproduction and Distribution Services Section, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, or by fax to (301)415-2289, or by email to <DISTRIBUTION@NRC.GOV>. Issued guides may also be purchased from the National Technical Information Service on a standing order basis. Details on this service may be obtained by writing NTIS, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161. Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and NRC approval is not required to reproduce them.
(5 U.S.C. 552(a))Start Signature
Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 6th day of April 2001.
For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Roy P. Zimmerman,
Deputy Director, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 01-9317 Filed 4-13-01; 8:45 am]
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