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Nuclear Regulatory Commission.


Notice of Issuance and Availability of Regulatory Guide 10.9, Revision 2.

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Mark Orr, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone (301) 415-6373 or e-mail to

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I. Introduction

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a revision to an existing guide in the agency's “Regulatory Guide” series. This series was developed to describe and make available to the public information such as methods that are acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing specific parts of the agency'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.

Revision 2 of Regulatory Guide 10.9, “Guide for the Preparation of Applications for the Use of Self-Contained Dry Source-Storage Gamma Irradiators,” was issued with a temporary identification as Draft Regulatory Guide, DG-0019. This regulatory guide directs the reader to the type of information acceptable to the NRC staff for review of an application for the use of a self-contained dry source-storage gamma irradiator. Title 10, Part 36, “Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Irradiators,” of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 36) contains the licensing, design, and radiation safety requirements for irradiators. In addition, licensees and applicants may be subject to portions of the requirements in 10 CFR Part 30, “Rules of General Applicability to Domestic Licensing of Byproduct Material,” and 10 CFR Part 20, “Standards for Protection Against Radiation.”

This regulatory guide endorses the methods and procedures describing how to apply for a license to use a self-contained dry source-storage gamma irradiator contained in the current revision of NUREG 1556, Volume 5, “Consolidated Guidance about Material Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance Start Printed Page 55545about Self-Shielded Irradiator Licenses,” as a process that the NRC staff finds acceptable for meeting the regulatory requirements.

II. Further Information

In April 2008, DG-0019 was published with a public comment period of 60 days from the issuance of the guide. No comments were received and the public comment period closed on June 30, 2008. Electronic copies of Regulatory Guide 10.9, Revision 2 are available through the NRC's public Web site under “Regulatory Guides” at​reading-rm/​doc-collections/​.

In addition, regulatory guides are available for inspection at the NRC's Public Document Room (PDR), which is located at Room O-1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852-2738. 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

Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and NRC approval is not required to reproduce them.

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Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 18th day of September 2008.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Stephen C. O'Connor,

Acting Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.

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[FR Doc. E8-22534 Filed 9-24-08; 8:45 am]