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Proposed Revision to Physical Security-Standard Design Certification and Operating Reactors

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission.


Standard review plan-draft section revision; request for comment.


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is soliciting public comments on NUREG-0800, “Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants,” LWR Edition: Section 13.6.2 “Physical Security—Standard Design Certification and Operating Reactors.” The NRC seeks comments on the proposed revised section of the Standard Review Plan (SRP), concerning the physical security reviews of design certification applications.


Comments must be filed no later than October 30, 2013. Comments received after this date will be considered, if it is practical to do so, but the Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date.


You may submit comments by any of the following methods (unless this document describes a different method for submitting comments on a specific subject):

  • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to and search for Docket ID NRC-2013-0225. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-3442; email: For technical questions, contact the individual(s) listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document.
  • Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, Announcements, and Directives Branch (RADB), Office of Administration, Mail Stop: 3WFN-06-44M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.

For additional direction on accessing information and submitting comments, see “Accessing Information and Submitting Comments” in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

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Wesley Held, Office of New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-1583 or email:

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I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments

A. Accessing Information

Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2013-0225 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may access publicly-available information related to this action by the following methods:

  • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to and search for Docket ID NRC-2013-0225.
  • NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may access publicly-available documents online in the NRC Library at​reading-rm/​adams.html. To begin the search, select “ADAMS Public Documents” and then select “Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.” For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC's Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by email to The ADAMS Accession numbers for the current revision and the proposed revision are available in ADAMS under Accession Nos.: Section 13.6.2, Proposed Revision 2 (ML13010A109) and Current Revision 1 (ML102510273).
  • NRC's PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public documents at the NRC's PDR, Room O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852.

B. Submitting Comments

Please include Docket ID NRC-2013-0225 in the subject line of your comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make your comment submission available to the public in this docket.

The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact information that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your comment submission. The NRC posts all comment submissions at as well as entering the comment submissions into ADAMS. The NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove identifying or contact information.

If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to remove such information before making the comment submissions available to the public or entering the comment submissions into ADAMS.

II. Further Information

The NRC seeks public comment on the proposed revised section of the SRP. This SRP section has been developed to assist NRC staff with the physical security review of applications for design certifications, incorporate licensing experience from previous design certification application reviews, and to inform applicants and other affected entities of proposed SRP guidance regarding an acceptable method by which to evaluate the affected portions of applications with respect to the requirements of Part 73 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulation s (10 CFR).

Following NRC staff evaluation of public comments, the NRC intends to incorporate the final approved guidance into the next revision of NUREG-0800. The SRP is guidance for the NRC staff. The SRP is not a substitute for the NRC regulations, and compliance with the SRP is not required.

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Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 19th day of September 2013.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Joseph Colaccino,

Chief, Policy Branch, Division of Advanced Reactors and Rulemaking, Office of New Reactors.

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[FR Doc. 2013-23756 Filed 9-27-13; 8:45 am]