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NRC RIN: 3150-AJ13 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Approval of American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Code Cases [NRC-2012-0059] 

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission lists the code cases that it finds to be acceptable or conditionally acceptable in Nuclear Regulatory Commission RGs, which are also incorporated by reference in 10 CFR 50.55a.  The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has a well-established practice of approving and/or mandating the use of certain parts of editions and addenda of ASME Codes in 10 CFR 50.55a through the rulemaking process of incorporation by reference.  This practice assures consistency across the industry and that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission would continue to support the use of the most updated and technically sound techniques developed by the ASME to provide adequate protection to the public.  This rulemaking also enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations by making use of current voluntary consensus standards and is consistent with applicable requirements of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act.  This rule is directed by SECY-10-0016. 

Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission(NRC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule 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
NPRM  03/02/2016  81 FR 10780   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/16/2016 
Final Rule  03/00/2017 
Additional Information: The public comment period closed May 16, 2016. Staff will address public comments in the final rule.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: 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