The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued for public comment a draft of a new 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.
This draft guide, temporarily identified by its task number, DG-3021 (which should be mentioned in all correspondence concerning this draft guide), is “Site Evaluations and Determination of Design Earthquake Ground Motion for Seismic Design of Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installations and Monitored Retrievable Storage Installations.” This draft guide is being developed to provide guidance on methods acceptable to the NRC staff on (1) identifying and characterizing capable tectonic sources and seismogenic sources, (2) conducting investigations to identify and characterize uncertainty in seismic sources important for the probabilistic seismic hazard analysis, (3) conducting probabilistic seismic hazard analyses for the site, and (4) determining the design earthquake ground motion for independent spent fuel storage installations and monitored retrievable storage installations.
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 to the Rules and Directives Branch, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555. Copies of comments received Start Printed Page 48957may be examined at the NRC Public Document Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD. Comments will be most helpful if received by October 7, 2002.
You may also provide comments via the NRC's interactive rulemaking web site through the NRC home page (http://www.nrc.gov). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about the draft guide and the related documents, contact Mr. M. Shah at (301) 415-8537; e-mail email@example.com.
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 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) 397-4205; fax (301) 415-3548; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests for single copies of draft or final 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 e-mail to Distribution@nrc.gov; or by fax to (301) 415-2289. 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))Start Signature
Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 22nd day of July, 2002.
For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Mabel F. Lee,
Director, Program Management, Policy Development and Analysis Staff, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
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