United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Fire Protection Regulations in 10 CFR Part 50

Regulations issued by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) are found in Chapter I of Title 10, "Energy," of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Chapter I is divided into Parts 1 through 199. Among these, all NRC licensees are required to implement the regulations in 10 CFR Part 50, “Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities,” to protect the public, occupational workers, and the environment from fire-related risks. In particular, the following sections of 10 CFR Part 50 are most relevant to fire protection for licensed facilities and materials:

Regulation Title
10 CFR 50.48 Fire Protection
App. A, Criterion 3 Appendix A to 10 CFR Part 50, "General Design Criteria for Nuclear Power Plants," Criterion 3, "Fire Protection"
App. R Appendix R to 10 CFR Part 50, "Fire Protection Program for Nuclear Power Facilities Operating Prior to January 1, 1979"
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