Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Notice of Issuance and Availability of Regulatory Guide 1.44, Revision 1, “Control of the Processing and Use of Stainless Steel.”Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Gary L. Stevens, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone (301) 251-7569 or e-mail Gary.Stevens@nrc.gov.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
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 1 of Regulatory Guide 1.44, “Control of the Processing and Use of Stainless Steel,” was issued with a temporary identification as Draft Regulatory Guide, DG-1224. This guide describes methods that the staff of the NRC considers acceptable for implementing requirements about control of the application and processing of stainless steel to avoid severe sensitization that could lead to stress-corrosion cracking. This guide applies to light-water-cooled reactors.
II. Further Information
In June 2009, DG-1224 was published with a public comment period of 60 days from the issuance of the guide. The public comment period was extended until October 1, 2009. The staff's responses to the comments received are located in the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) under Accession No. ML101680258. Electronic copies of Regulatory Guide 1.44, Revision 1 are available through the NRC's public Web site under “Regulatory Guides” at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/. The regulatory analysis may be found under ADAMS Accession No. ML101680238.
In addition, regulatory guides are available for inspection at the NRC's Public Document Room (PDR) 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 email@example.com.
Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and NRC approval is not required to reproduce them.Start Signature
Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 24th day of March 2011.
For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Thomas H. Boyce,
Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 2011-7721 Filed 3-31-11; 8:45 am]
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