Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
The NRC is withdrawing RG 5.67 because its guidance is no longer needed. RG 5.67 was published in December 1993 to provide guidance to the Paducah and Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plants (GDPs) to develop their material control and accounting (MC&A) programs under Title 10,
The NRC is withdrawing this regulatory guide because NUREG/CR-5734 is more comprehensive than RG 5.67 and is applicable to the Paducah GDP and other uranium enrichment facilities that have been licensed under 10 CFR part 70. Topics that are covered only briefly in RG 5.67 are covered in detail in NUREG/CR-5734. Therefore, the guidance in RG 5.67 is not needed.
As discussed above, the guidance provided in RG 5.67 is no longer necessary and is addressed in more detail by NUREG/CR-5734. Regulatory guides may be withdrawn when their guidance no longer provides useful information.
Withdrawal of a regulatory guide means that the NRC staff no longer approves, as a generic matter, the guidance in the withdrawn regulatory guide. Therefore, a certificate holder or licensee who wishes to follow the guidance bears the responsibility of demonstrating, in the appropriate circumstance, that the guidance in the withdrawn regulatory guide is applicable to the certificate holder or licensee's specific situation. Current certificate holders or licensees who have included RG 5.67 in their licensing basis may continue to use it, and withdrawal of the guide does not affect their existing licensing documents or agreements. Changes to existing licenses (or 10 CFR part 76 certificates) must be accomplished in accordance with applicable NRC requirements.
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