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NRC RIN: 3150-AJ74 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2015 Code Edition Incorporation by Reference [NRC-2016-0082] 

The rule would amend the NRC's regulations to incorporate by reference the 2015 Edition of the ASME Code.  This is a non-discretionary rule directed by SECY-10-0016.  The NRC 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 NRC will 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 NRC’s regulations by making use of current voluntary consensus standards and is consistent with applicable requirements of the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act.

Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission(NRC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed 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  04/00/2017 
Additional Information: The NRC staff held a public meeting on August 22, 2016, to discuss the draft proposed 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:
Daniel Doyle
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards,
Washington, DC 20555-0001
Phone:301 415-3748