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Final Division of Safety Systems Interim Staff Guidance DSS-ISG-2010-01: Staff Guidance Regarding the Nuclear Criticality Safety Analysis for Spent Fuel Pools

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission.


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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing the final Division of Safety Systems Interim Staff Guidance, (DSS-ISG) DSS-ISG-2010-01, “Staff Guidance Regarding the Nuclear Criticality Safety Analysis for Spent Fuel Pools.” This DSS-ISG provides updated guidance to the NRC staff reviewer to address the increased complexity of recent spent fuel pool (SFP) license application analyses and operations. The guidance is intended to reiterate existing guidance, clarify ambiguity in existing guidance, and identify lessons learned based on recent submittals.

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Mr. Kent Wood, Division of Safety Systems, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-4120; or e-mail:

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The agency posts its issued staff guidance in the agency external Web page (​reading-rm/​doc-collections/​isg/​).

The guidance in DSS-ISG-2010-01 is to be used by NRC staff to review: (i) Start Printed Page 63677Future applications; and (ii) future licensee applications for license amendments and requests for exemptions from compliance with applicable requirements.

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Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 29th day of September 2011.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Sher Bahadur,

Acting Director, Division of Safety Systems, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation

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[FR Doc. 2011-26468 Filed 10-12-11; 8:45 am]