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American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2015-2017 Code Editions Incorporation by Reference; Correction

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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Final rule; correction.


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is correcting a rule that was published in the Federal Register on May 4, 2020, regarding its regulations to incorporate by reference the 2015 and 2017 Editions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and the 2015 and 2017 Editions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Operation and Maintenance of Nuclear Power Plants, Division 1: OM Code: Section IST, for nuclear power plants. This action is necessary to correct a code case reference and an amendatory instruction.


Effective June 3, 2020.


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Jill Shepherd, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-1230; email:

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In FR Doc. 2020-08855 appearing on page 26576 in the Federal Register of Monday, May 4, 2020, the following corrections are made:

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1. On page 26576, in the first column, instruction 2.j. is corrected to read “Revise paragraphs (a)(1)(iv)(C)( 1) through (3);”;

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2. On page 26580, in the first column, in paragraph (g)(6)(ii)(D)( 3) the phrase “ASME BPV Code Case N-729-4” is corrected to read “ASME BPV Code Case N-729-6”.

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Dated May 13, 2020.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Cindy K. Bladey,

Chief, Regulatory Analysis and Rulemaking Support Branch, Division of Rulemaking, Environmental, and Financial Support, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.

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[FR Doc. 2020-10716 Filed 6-2-20; 8:45 am]