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NRC RIN: 3150-AG98 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Revisions to Reactor Vessel Material Surveillance Program Requirements [NRC-2008-0582] 

This rule would revise 10 CFR part 50, appendix H, to incorporate the latest edition of both ASTM Standards E-185 and E-2215.  There are a number of optional features in ASTM E-185 that would permit future licensees to significantly improve future surveillance programs by allowing them to use more advanced test specimens.  The NRC staff expects that as a result of this rulemaking, licensees would expend fewer resources and accumulate lower occupational dose collecting test specimens.  The NRC staff also expects that fewer resources would be expended by licensee and NRC staffs to prepare, submit, and review requests for extension of time to submit capsule reports.  The rulemaking would also incorporate the most up-to-date version of referenced consensus standards and clarify surveillance program guidance for license renewal.

Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission(NRC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 50   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2201    42 U.S.C. 5841   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Regulatory Basis  12/00/2016 
Additional Information: The staff is developing the regulatory basis. Funding for this rulemaking was stopped during fiscal year 2016 only. Work is expected to resume in fiscal year 2017.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jennifer Tobin
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation,
Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone:301 415-2328