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regular notification
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Agency Responsible
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) [1415]
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Notified Document Details
<p style="margin:2px !important;">Approval of American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Code Cases</p>
ICS Code
Covered Products
<p style="margin:2px !important;">Nuclear power plant engineering</p>
Description of Content

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations to incorporate by reference proposed revisions of three regulatory guides (RGs), which would approve new, revised, and reaffirmed Code Cases published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). This proposed action would allow nuclear power plant licensees, and applicants for construction permits, operating licenses, combined licenses, standard design certifications, standard design approvals and manufacturing licenses, to use the Code Cases listed in these draft RGs as voluntary alternatives to engineering standards for the construction, inservice inspection (ISI), and inservice testing (IST) of nuclear power plant components. The NRC is requesting comments on this proposed rule and on the draft versions of the three RGs proposed to be incorporated by reference. The NRC is also making available a related draft RG that lists Code Cases that the NRC has not approved for use. This draft RG will not be incorporated by reference into the NRC's regulations.

Relevant Documents

83 Federal Register (FR) 40685, 16 August 2018; Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 50.  Will appear in the Federal Register when adopted.

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