Approval of American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Code Cases

Docket ID: NRC-2009-0359
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
The proposed rule would amend the Commission's regulations to incorporate by reference the latest revisions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel (BPV) Code Cases and Operation and Maintenance (OM) Code Cases pertaining to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.84, "Design, Fabrication, and Materials Code Case Acceptability, ASME Section III," Revision 36; RG 1.147, "In-service Inspection Code Case Acceptability, ASME Section XI, Division 1," Revision 17, and RG 1.192, "Operation and Maintenance Code Case Acceptability, ASME OM Code," Revision 1. This rulemaking would incorporate by reference the latest revisions of regulatory guides approving new and revised Code Cases published by the ASME as alternatives to requirements in the ASME BPV and OM Codes regarding the construction, in-service inspection, and in-service testing of nuclear power plant components. The rule changes NRC's regulations to address a PRM-50-89 and restructures the NRC's requirements governing Codes and standards to align with the Office of the Federal Register's guidelines for incorporating documents by reference.
RIN: 3150-AI72
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 50
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2014
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 42 USC 2201, 41 USC 5841
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM06/24/201378 FR 37886
NPRM Comment Period End09/09/2013
Final Rule11/05/201479 FR 65776
Final Rule Effective12/05/2014
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Keyword(s): Regulatory Guide 1.192, Revision 1, Regulatory Guide 1.84, Revision 36, Regulatory Guide 1.147, Revision 17, Incorporation of Code Case
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Sep 09, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 06/24/2013
ID: NRC-2009-0359-0003
Comment Period Closed
Sep 09, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 06/24/2013
ID: NRC-2009-0359-0004
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 12/11/2014
ID: NRC-2009-0359-0021
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 11/05/2014
ID: NRC-2009-0359-0020
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 06/24/2013
ID: NRC-2009-0359-0006

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Agency Contact
Jenny Tobin
301 415-2328
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Washington, DC 20555-0001
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