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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued three guides 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 its review of applications for permits and licenses, and data needed by the NRC staff in its review of applications for permits and licenses.

Regulatory Guide 1.195, “Methods and Assumptions for Evaluating Radiological Consequences of Design Basis Accidents at Light-Water Nuclear Power Reactors,” provides guidance to licensees of operating power reactors on methods and assumptions for performing evaluations of fission product releases and radiological consequences of several postulated light-water reactor design basis accidents.

Regulatory Guide 1.196, “Control Room Habitability at Light-Water Nuclear Power Reactors,” provides guidance and criteria acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing the NRC's regulations regarding control room habitability.

Regulatory Guide 1.197, “Demonstrating Control Room Envelope Integrity at Nuclear Power Reactors,” provides an approach acceptable to the NRC staff for measuring inleakage into the control room and associated rooms and areas at nuclear power reactors.

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 under Regulatory Guides and in NRC's Electronic Reading Room (ADAMS System) at the same site. 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 e-mail to 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 Commission approval is not required to reproduce them. (5 U.S.C. 552(a))

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Dated at Rockville, MD this 29th day of May 2003.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Ashok C. Thadani,

Director, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.

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[FR Doc. 03-14685 Filed 6-10-03; 8:45 am]